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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Articles tagged: Amazing plays

UTEP-FIU men’s and women’s games both end with same score on OT buzzer-beaters

Both UTEP and FIU brought their fans phenomenal endings to their men’s and women’s basketball games Thursday night. And while the two games weren’t identical in the way they played out, they were about as close as you can get.

What do we mean by that? Both the UTEP-FIU men’s and women’s games ended on buzzer-beaters in overtime. But that’s not all. The final score in both games was 88-87. On the men’s side, UTEP won in double-OT when guard Dominic Artis beat the clock with a fadeaway jumper.

In the women’s game, it was FIU that emerged victorious. The Golden Panthers trailed UTEP 87-85 in triple-OT when Kristian Hudson launched a prayer from just inside half court. It went in.

Buzzer-beaters never get old, and you can see one of the most incredible in recent memory here. But when do you ever see that kind of parallelism? Never. The answer is never.

H/T Deadspin

Jonathan Allen with insane sack against Texas A&M

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Jonathan Allen delivered one insane play on Saturday against Texas A&M.

Early in the game, the Alabama senior used some crazy moves to record a sack on Aggies QB Trevor Knight. Watch him use a swim move and then a Superman-style dive to get the sack:

If the Crimson Tide gave away helmet stickers, Allen would probably get about a half dome full for that effort. He’s now added to his sack total on the season, which was at five entering the game.

Ohio State’s Noah Brown hauls in the Catch of the Year (Video)

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It’s been a night of huge upsets, remarkable blunders and big plays in college football. However, none of it compares to Ohio State wide receiver Noah Brown and his ridiculous touchdown snag against Oklahoma.

With defensive back Michiah Quick literally on top of him, Brown reached his arms around Quick and somehow managed to not only get his hands on the ball, but secure it through the end of the play for the score.

The touchdown becomes an immediate Catch of the Year candidate.

Making the remarkable even more remarkable is that Brown actually managed to get both of his feet down in bounds. So whether it was college or the NFL, the touchdown would have counted.

At halftime, Brown has three receptions for 62 yards and three touchdowns.

Lamar Jackson hurdles defender on picturesque touchdown

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Lamar Jackson is putting together quite the season for Louisville.

The sophomore quarterback generated 610 yards of offense and six touchdowns in the Cardinals’ 62-28 win over Syracuse on Friday night at the Carrier Dome. The victory included an amazing touchdown run by Jackson where he hurdled a defender on a picturesque play:

“I had nothing else to do,” Jackson said of his options. “It was on an angle. I was thinking I gotta take flight and get into the end zone.”

The touchdown should come as no surprise considering Jackson has been known to show some moves:

In addition to his 610 yards on Friday, Jackson accounted for eight touchdowns in Louisville’s season opener. Put him on your Heisman list.

Photo: Rich Barnes – USA Today Sports Images

Minor leaguer’s foul ball makes ridiculous U-turn into fair territory (Video)

Insane Foul Ball

Do you believe in magic? If not, perhaps you just have affinity for physics? Either way, you’ll appreciate the bizarre U-turn a foul ball took off the bat of a minor league baseball player on Thursday night.

In the seventh inning of a Triple-A game between the Las Vegas 51s (New York Mets) and the El Paso Chihuahuas (San Diego Padres), a foul ball off the bat of Las Vegas infielder Eric Campbell seemed to be heading towards the dugout. Then, in the blink of an eye, the ball took a miraculous U-turn and headed towards fair territory.

Frozen in surprise, Campbell watched helplessly as the ball was picked up by the first baseman, who promptly tagged the bag for the inning’s third out.

This isn’t the first time in baseball history the world of physics has come into play in such an extreme way. Back in 2012, a ball off the bat of Minnesota Twins shortstop Brian Dozier took a similar trajectory, but he chose to run out the play, ultimately beating the ball to first base for a single.

And that, kids, is why you’re always taught to hustle down the line no matter what.

Dayton Dragons turn insane double play (Video)

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The Dayton Dragson, a single-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, turned one of the most incredible double plays you will ever see on Thursday.

With a runner on first, a line drive ricocheted off the pitcher, into the umpire, and over toward second base. The shortstop easily scooped the ball up, stepped on second, and fired to first.

You can score that a 1-umpire-6-3 double play. That has to be the first time that has happened in baseball history. It’s always impressive when we see a triple play (like this one), but the double play Dayton turned was even more fantastic. You probably won’t see that again.

Martavis Bryant makes unbelievable touchdown catch (Video)

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Earlier this week, Ben Roethlisberger called on Martavis Bryant to step up and make plays to help the Steelers. During Saturday’s wild card game against the Bengals, Bryant did just that.

During the third quarter, with the the Steelers up 9-0, Bryant made one of the more remarkable catches for a touchdown you’re likely to see anytime soon. He had to turn his body and stretch to haul in the pass in the first place. Then, on his way to the ground, Bryant pinned the ball against his body and proceeded to do a somersault.

The play was reviewed and the original call on the field of a touchdown was upheld. After watching the play over a few times, I still have absolutely no idea how in the world Martavis Bryant held on to the football. One thing I do know, it will be on every highlight show for the next few days.

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