(CBS News) CONCORD, Mass. - His highlight reel soccer goal would have been the talk of the town anyway, but the fact that Concord-Carlisle junior Nico Calabria was born with only one leg makes it that much more amazing to watch.
AS CBS Boston reports, Calabria, who plays on crutches because he says prosthetics weigh him down, was on the field during a varsity game against Newton South on Wednesday when a corner kick came his way.
One unbelievable-to-watch scissor kick later, the ball was in the back of the goal, thanks to quite an athletic feat.Continue »
(CBS News) "I had two things I could do: I could run over you, and I could put a good stiff arm on you. That was about it." - Earl Campbell
Legendary Houston Oilers running back Earl Campbell was known as a "one-man demolition team" for his punishing style of play. It looks like 8-year-old Jayden Scott may have been studying film on the former Heisman trophy winner.Continue »
That's apparently what happened in Iran during an Asian Champions League quarterfinal match between Iran's Sepahan and Saudi Arabian club Al Ahli.Continue »
(CBS/AP) To quote manager Bobby Valentine, it's been a "lousy" season for the Boston Red Sox.
But at least second baseman Dustin Pedroia got a dose of good news in the 7th inning of last night's Yankees-Sox game when Valentine walked onto to the field and told the star that his wife had gone into labor
"I just got the word and told him, `It's time.' I told him to leave. I didn't ask him," Valentine said.Continue »
(CBS/AP) - Justin Bieber a hockey player?
Could be, if a California minor league team gets its way. The Bakersfield Condors have offered the pop singer a contract, if he wants to play with them this season. The coach says he has seen the Canadian-born native on skates - and think he has what it takes to play.Continue »
So it is perhaps no surprise that the 69-year-old owner of a team that was just valued at $2.1 billion has a guy who performs menial tasks for him. Apparently one of those tasks is cleaning his eye glasses.Continue »
(CBS/AP) LONDON - With one diving cross-court winner at the London Paralympics, a crutch-holding British table tennis player has become an internet sensation.
A clip of David Wetherill's outrageous shot in his match against Thomasz Kusiak of Germany has received more than 3 million hits on YouTube.
"My biggest concern was that I looked like some silly little disabled boy rolling across the floor," the 22-year-old Wetherill said on Thursday. "But that doesn't seem to have been the case."Continue »
(CBS News) College football coaches use different strategies to reward players and build solidarity during the dog days of training camp. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer encourages his team to take a nap after a long practice. But Garin Higgins, the head coach at D-II Emporia State in Lyon County, Kansas, opted for a more intense method of team-building.Continue »
James Harden was named NBA's Sixth Man of the Year this past season but he may get more attention for his trademark beard than his basketball skills. It has inspired a Twitter account, a Facebook page and countless copycats.
Now it has a starring role - opposite teammate Russell Westbrook - in a new Foot Locker commercial. It was only a matter of time.Continue »
But Greg Gibson was the unlucky recipient of an inadvertent head kick Wednesday night in Anaheim. (Watch play below).
The Angels' Torii Hunter tried to score from first base on a double by Kendrys Morales that went over the head of Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo. Third baseman Jack Hannahan got the relay from Choo and threw to catcher Carlos Santana, who made a swipe tag on Hunter as he came in with a headfirst slide.
Hunter tried to get a piece of the plate with his hand and missed, but his left spike caught Gibson flush on the left temple and knocked him flat. He didn't move for a few anxious moments before getting up and leaving the field under his own power after being examined by Angels trainer Rick Smith.
He was replaced behind the plate by first base umpire Manny Gonzalez
(CBS/AP) When then-presidential hopeful Barack Obama played a pick-up game with the University of North Carolina men's basketball team in 2008, the players didn't exactly go all-out.
But the Phoenix Mercury had a much different mindset when the city's mayor decided it would be a good photo op to practice with the team on Monday. While running drills with the WNBA team, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton went up for a rebound against the Mercury's Nakia Sanford and came down with a broken nose.Continue »
(CBS/AP) The linemen led the way as they always do, accepting their inductions into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with an abundance of humility. Curtis Martin finished the evening by supplying plenty of tears.
The last of the six players to have their bronze busts unveiled Saturday night, Martin used the big stage to recall his rough life, his mother's pain and his life-long indifference to the game that allowed him to become famous.Continue »
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