Last year, baseball star Kris Bryant pulled a huge prank on the Mesa Community College baseball team, going undercover to join the team as a transfer student. This year, Bryant got his payback. Hall of Fame pitcher and part-time sound guy Greg Maddux took the mound to throw Kris some batting practice. As Kris noticed, that sound guy has a heck of a curve ball.
If you're going to set world speed records on a production mountain bike, you need a few things: A complete lack of fear, a good bike, and a very funny looking aerodynamic suit. Max Stöckl broke his own 2011 speed record, running down a 45° gravel slope in Chile's Atacama desert. Max topped just over 103 MPH on the run, breaking his old record of 102 MPH down the side of a volcano in Nicaragua.
Divisive times call for messages of togetherness. Nike brought together some of the biggest names in sports — Serena Williams, LeBron James, Victor Cruz, Megan Rapinoe, Kevin Durant — to remind everyone that the field only cares about how hard you try, and nothing else.
If you like snowboarding, you'll love Dan's house. Not only is Dan's house a house, it doubles as an awesome run. Dan takes you through a lap of his backyard snow park, starting on the roof of his house.
The Stunt Freaks team may have invented a new sport — snowmobile paragliding. Deep in the picturesque mountains of Rikgransen, Sweden, the team had a few false starts. One completely destroyed snowmobile and another that nearly wouldn't start didn't keep them from an epic glide off the top of a mountain.
Whitewater kayaking can be a dangerous sport in the best of conditions — now think about trying it in the dark. Pro kayaker Brendan Wells and his brother Todd plunged down the White Salmon River in Washington state, capturing the night run with LED lights attached to their kayaks, paddles, and gear, bringing an explosion of color to the dark water.
Whether you're closing a deal or cleaning up for a date, Timberland Killington Chukka Boots will keep your feet protected and comfortable this Spring. The upper is made from a combo of full-grain leather and mesh, giving the shoe a rugged/casual look that pairs perfectly with a variety of ensembles covering a multitude of occasions. A cushy insole keeps your feet happy all day long, while the SensorFlex outsole moves with your foot and combines three different layers to deliver additional comfort, support, and outstanding traction on any surface. Available in four handsome colorways.
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Think all mattresses-in-a-box are made from foam alone? Think again. The Sapira Mattress was created by the experts at Leesa to provide an innovative alternative to bulky traditional mattresses and collapsible all-foam affairs. It combines an advanced pocket spring system with layers of high-performance memory foams, the latter providing the same cooling and pressure-relieving properties that make the Leesa so good, and the former providing the bounce and support people crave. And just like the Leesa, it ships right to your door in a convenient box, giving you a luxurious night's rest at an affordable price.
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John Shocklee has built a life around carving his own path in powder. The 51-year-old ski guide lives his life free of material possessions and money — no rent, no phone, no debt. With a love for the outdoors and 90s hip-hop, John has found his own fountain of youth.
Since the 1980s, the number of NFL players over 300 lbs. has exploded. The guys in the trenches, offensive and defensive linemen, nearly all weigh in at over 300. Vox looks at how rule changes made massive linemen more desirable, and how carrying all that weight can adversely affect players' health when their career is over.
You're never going to be Danny MacAskill, so having his bike is the closest you're going to get. Here, the trials rider shows the Santa Cruz 5010 CC mountain bike that he used in the Wee Day Out video. As if that isn't gracious enough, he also goes through all of the tweaks and modifications he made to the bike to hit all of those insane tricks. Legendary skills not included.
It's finally time for the year's biggest event in sports: Bad Lip Reading's 2017 NFL supercut. Nothing is better than seeing football's best turning into Yogi Berra for six minutes. All your favorite superstars are here, from Tom Brady and his invisible walls to Von Miller wanting you to know that he'll be in the test room taking tests.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, Cuba found itself in a very difficult position. The flow of goods was abruptly cut off, leaving the island nation isolated and in need of basic supplies. Cubans turned to their own ingenuity and bicycles en masse — leading to creative solutions to a variety of problems. BMX rider Frank Gonzalez describes how he progressed in BMX riding, despite a lack of parts and government restrictions.
This project has all the makings of a great skate film — cool tricks, good location — but this one is just a little more unique than others. Filmmaker Philip Evans took Jak Pietryga and Chris Jones' London skate session and turned it into a work of art by printing the entire thing on paper. You can check out how all of the magic happened with some behind-the-scenes shots on his Instagram.
In 2017, the city of Houston, Texas will be hosting one of the biggest sporting events in the world — Superbowl LI. Houston, Scotland, will not be hosting the Superbowl, but former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch wanted to make sure they knew what was going on in their sister city. Lynch took to the streets to talk to the locals about American football and handed out some treats to go with the big game.
Red Bull pays tribute to the people that pushed skiing so far that it became its own discipline: freeskiing. A combination of archival footage and today's top freeskiers shows the evolution of the sport over the last 50 years, from outerwear to tricks that have gotten bigger and bigger air. Watch the entire 30-minute documentary at the official Red Bull site.
Master of the snowmobile Daniel Bodin has done the impossible: landed a double backflip on a sled. The Swedish native and snowmobile freestyle pro spent two years prepping to become the first person in the world to do it.
It's not just the brain, although that's arguably the most worrisome part, that football is hard on. Injuries to knees, ligaments, shoulders, and weight trouble are all problems that studies have shown retired players to have after stepping off the field. Life Noggin looks at how football impacts the body as a whole, and not just the head.
This is definitely not your summertime family get-together badminton. Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding of Denmark went up against Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda of Japan in the semifinals of the World Superseries 2016 Finals in Dubai. What started as a good save turned into an amazing rally, with Kamura and Sonoda scoring.
When sports just aren't extreme enough anymore, athletes find ways to amp up the excitement. In Damien Leroy's case, he's adding a kite to his skis. The professional kiteboarder combines these two passions and hits the Unknown of Alaska to shred the endless powder.
Rather than the tricks and big air associated with snowboarding here in the States, the Japanese have a different ideal: Smooth, artful curves cut down the mountainside. Snowboarders Forrest Shearer, Karl Martin, Griffin Siebert, Alex Yoder, and Nick Russell travel to Hokkaido to take on Japan's best powder, culture, and cuisine while learning a different philosophy on snowboarding.
There's a lot of hype involved in selling sneakers: Ignore the doubters. Reach the next level. Fulfill your maximum potential. Sweaty professional athletes performing feats of strength and endurance that few of us mere mortals will ever attain. German director and film student Eugen Merher turns the stereotypical athletic shoe commercial on its head in this spot featuring a retirement home patient and a well-worn pair of classic Adidas running shoes.
What began as a game for children has become a sport played in cold climates across the globe. Originating in Japan, yukigassen pits teams of three against each other in an all-out snow war. If you're going to play, you need to come prepared: Helmets and eye protection are required, in addition to warm clothing.
Having shot in Russia, Alaska, and the Arctic Circle, adventure photographer Chris Burkard is no stranger to the elements. This trip to Iceland seemed no different until the largest storm in 25 years started coming their way. Although it looked like getting the perfect shot was out of the question, those 160 mile per hour winds brought in an incredible surf under the greatest light show on the planet: the Aurora Borealis.
Canadian writer Matthew Villegas took the New Year's polar plunge to the next level. Under the surface of the frozen Morrison quarry in Quebec, Villegas skated along in some surreal scenery. Diving to the bottom, he came across a sunken airplane and glided along the frozen surface of the lake in a deep blue utopia.
Somewhere, out there in the dessert, there's a man. A man who kept running. A man who kept running and never stopped. Nike, Kevin Hart, and Kevin's massive beard unveil the new Apple Watch Nike+, a product that may cause you to start running and never stop.
Between their sideline shenanigans and post-game interview bombs, the NBA doesn't take itself too seriously. That's why they have some of the best bloopers in sports. So take the next 16 minutes and enjoy all of the blunders that happened during 2016.
In the late 90s and early 2000s, a new form of martial art began to develop. Known as tricking, it combines moves from capoeira, gymnastics, taekwondo, and wushu into a whole new form that looks like the action sequences from The Matrix — except it's real. Ingun Yoo is one of the best trickers in the world, and demonstrates the unbelievable moves of the sport.
The sweet science is one of the most brutal sports on the planet. Showtime has been covering it for 30 years with their Championship Boxing series. This collection of devastating knockouts showcases some of the best moments in boxing's history.
GoPros are no longer limited to just helmets and handle bars anymore. With stabilizers and drones, these cameras are capturing some of the most epic adventures out there with crystal clear quality. For the less adventurous crowd, GoPro has rounded up the best footage caught on their gadgets over the past year and compiled it into one action-packed video.