Cross-Sport

“Scripted or not, that was fun” — Alex Morgan’s reaction to Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl LVIII win

Alex Morgan saw the action unfold at this year’s Super Bowl live from the stands as one of many professional athletes that attended what is one of the biggest sports games in the United States.

The San Diego Wave player had been seen in multiple past editions of the football game and often being shown on the jumbotron as one of the greatest and most famous soccer players to have ever played for the USWNT.

Madrid’s iconic Santiago Bernabéu set to host regular season NFL game in 2025

Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu will host a National Football League (NFL) game in 2025, the league said on Friday, marking the first-ever regular season game played in Spain.

A total of 50 regular season NFL games have been played internationally so far, with Madrid becoming the fourth European city to host one after London, Munich and Frankfurt.

Real Madrid NFL game

World Cup Vs Super Bowl By The Numbers: Viewers, Revenue, Ratings

In 2022 the USMNT’s group stage game vs. England had a record U.S. viewership of 19.9 million people tuning in across English and Spanish broadcasts. Although the NFL and the Super Bowl continue to hold the top ratings spot in the U.S., overall World Cup viewership dwarfs that of American football.

During the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar, a record 1.5 billion tuned in to see Lionel Messi’s Argentina knock off defending world champion France. 

Alex Morgan shows off her fantastic golf swing at Farmers Insurance Open Pro-Am

Alex Morgan still has a couple years left representing the USWNT and playing in the NWSL, but we might have already seen what her next career path could be. An Alex Morgan golfing clip from the Farmers Insurance Open Pro-Am this week has shown she’s quite the golfer.

Morgan posted clips of her golf swing to Instagram and Twitter and jokingly asked pro golfer Max Homa for his opinion. Even he had little to criticize about Morgan’s swing.

Alex Morgan golfing

Kansas football player has been studying Neymar with flop of the year performance

The art of flopping is attempted by many, mastered by few. Only the greats like Neymar and Arjen Robben can place themselves upon the Mount Rushmore of flops as their admirers can merely attempt to recreate their mastery.

One Kansas football player has put his name on the ballot for the best flop of 2023. During a bowl game between Kansas and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Jayhawk player summoned his inner Neymar after being lightly touched on the sideline.

Kansas football player flops after being slightly touched

Six of Lionel Messi’s 2022 World Cup jerseys sold for nearly $8 million at auction

The first place a match-worn soccer jersey usually goes is the washing machine, however that wasn’t the case for six Lionel Messi shirts worn at the 2022 World Cup. A Messi shirts auction saw six of the Argentine’s World Cup jerseys sold for a staggering $7.8 million.

Messi shirts auction

New York based auction house Sotheby sold the six jerseys for a price tag higher than nearly any other jersey in history. The most expensive in sports history was a Michael Jordan jersey from the 1998 NBA Finals that sold for $10.1 million.

Baltimore Ravens hit CR7’s SIU celebration in humorous football/fútbol crossover

Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic “SIU” celebration has been popular for years now and has reached the point where it has crossed over into other sports. CR7’s go-to celly made an appearance on Sunday Night Football when the Baltimore Ravens had a planned routine after a touchdown.

Zay Flowers Ronaldo celebration

Rookie wide receiver Zay Flowers scored late in the game on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers and had clearly been practicing a Ronaldo celebration.

Hockey’s penalty box could be introduced to soccer as IFAB will trial temporary send offs

LONDON — Measures to improve player behavior and increase respect for match officials were supported at the law-making International Football Association Board (IFAB) annual meeting on Tuesday.

A proposed trial whereby only the team captain may approach the referee in certain game situations was backed and it was also agreed that temporary dismissals for dissent and specific tactical offences should be trialled at higher levels.

Sin bins (similar to hockey's penalty box) have already had a successful implementation in grassroots football.

Cross-sport Dopplegängers — This is what Champions League team you would support based on the NBA team you watch

NBA and UEFA Champions League teams have some dopplegängers between the sport, and are more similar than you might think.

The NBA and the Champions League are some of the most competititive and watched leagues in the world. They're the team-scoring, net-hitting, ball-shooting cream-of-the-crop sports.

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Watch: Former UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov scores long-distance screamer

Khabib Nurmagomedov finished his career in the UFC as one of the sport’s all-time greats with an undefeated record and after retiring from MMA a few years ago, the Russian has put down the gloves and put on the cleats. 

Watch: Khabib Nurmagomedov scores incredible long-range goal

He’s a shot expert with both his hands and feet.

Since retiring from the UFC in 2021, Khabib has dedicated his life to continuing to train other fighters in the sport to master the skillset that once made him an undisputed champion. He’s got the winning formula.

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