A crazy scene in Costa Rica.
Crazy scene in Costa Rica
Motorcycle racing isn’t supposed to be a combat sport, but that didn’t stop two guys in Costa Rica from throwing hands right in the middle of the track.
The incident occurred in a race last month, when rider Jorge Martinez collided with Marión Calvo and ended up clinging to the back of Calvo’s bike. The two pulled off to the side, and that’s when Martinez dropped Calvo with a big haymaker.
Though the incident is over a month old, it’s back in the news after both riders were hit with two-year suspensions. The lengthy suspension may seem a little harsh for Calvo, who was not the aggressor and didn’t even get a punch in—but on the other hand, he did shove Martinez out into the path of the other riders. This longer video from the race organizer also shows Calvo threatening Martinez after he gets back on his bike.
Not for the faint of heart
Do not play that video unless you are prepared to see one of the worst injuries in basketball history. Jusuf Nurkic’s leg just snapped in two on a completely routine play. The break was so severe the court microphones picked up the sound of the bone snapping. The team later announced that Nurkic had suffered a compound fracture, which is when the broken bone punctures the skin.
Things are already going great for the Mets
The Mets are going to be in Syracuse today, and the players are not happy about it. They traveled three hours by bus to Sarasota yesterday for a game against the Orioles and flew from there to Syracuse for a workout this afternoon at the Carrier Dome. They’ll turn right back around and fly to Washington for Thursday’s season opener against the Nationals. That would have been bad enough even without last night’s flight delay.
Report I am getting from the Mets plane: Lots of guys pissed off. The delay has been 3.5 hours. Will be landing in Syracuse close to midnight.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) March 26, 2019
We need to talk about two things here
Yes, Mark Scheifele’s hand-eye coordination is amazing, but let’s not sleep on the announcer’s call. “I always thought when the cow gets milked, you can’t shoot the cream back up the udder.” Huh?
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