Major League Baseball Games are played in the form of a “series.” Teams get an opportunity to play each other a few times per series, and the teams with the most wins in each division end up moving up to play their League counterpart to decide who goes to the world series.
Here we see Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki congratulate center fielder Kevin Pillar after their game-three win to the Texas Rangers.
Every Second Counts
American football is a sport in which every second and every yard counts for the win. Just one NFL game quarter can last more than a half hour, with the average game lasting more than three hours.
Meaning 4 minutes on the clock is really more like 8, and 30 seconds can be an eternity. This picture was taken when Matt Leinart (at the time playing for the USC Trojans) caught a Hail Marry for a touchdown in the last three seconds of the game. He closed a 34-31 win against the Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.
The Golden Hand
The 80s soccer pitch did not contain what fans know today as the VAR system. There was no camera crew of referees who see every aspect of the game through the screen and tell what exactly is happening on the pitch.
That is the only way Diego Maradona was able to fool the ref jumping six feet in the air with his fist held high and punching the ball into the goal. The ref, who stood behind the two, did not spot the ball and counted the goal, ultimately giving Argentina the quarter-final win vs. England.
The One Hander
An NFL wide receiver has one of the hardest jobs on the football field. The football helmet greatly limits a football player's field of vision.
When these receivers run many yards downfield, they eventually have to time their catch with a ball they can only predict is coming their way, all while keeping their feet in bounds when they catch it. So when Odell Beckham caught a one-handed throw for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys, all of New York went wild.
Playing to Win
Anyone who has tried out for high school varsity basketball knows you need to be very competitive to get a spot on the team.
Part of that competitive behavior is diving to get the ball whenever you can and making an accurate pass to a teammate. Here LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard stretches his body and dives for a rebound against the Toronto Raptors during a game in 2019. It's moves like this one that get you a spot on the roster.