“The Mighty Have Fallen”: Atlético Madrid once again played spoiler in the UEFA Champions League race, crushing their vaunted La Liga rivals Barcelona, 2-0, Wednesday night to secure their place in the semifinal with a 3-2 aggregate score. The pre-match conversation may have been around Leo Messi—could he end his goal-scoring drought?—but the 90 minutes were owned by Antoine Griezmann, who netted both goals for the men in blue.
"The mighty have fallen!"Sam Matterface commentates as Atlético de Madrid send FC Barcelona crashing out of the UEFA Champions League
Posted by ITV Football on Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Go Big: On his last night in a Lakers uniform, Kobe Bryant delivered like the gifted player and showman he’s always been, racking up 60 points in a chaotic (if understandably hype-soaked) home win against the Utah Jazz.
Kobe Bryant scores 60 points and gets the win in his last game ever! #ThankYouKobe
Posted by Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Just Call Him Mr. 400: As Kobe was saying his farewells, Steph Curry was racking up his 400th 3-point shot—the first time that’s ever happened in the NBA—and leading the Golden State Warriors to their record 73rd win in the regular season.
A Fitting Start to the Evening: From one LA legend to another: Flea plays “The Star Spangled Banner” before Kobe’s final game.
Searching for Number 1: The Tennessee Titans on Thursday traded the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for four of the Rams’ draft picks: one in the first round, two in the second, and one in the third. “It is not often that you have the No. 1 overall pick and we hope to not be in this position again, but we tried to use that pick as currency to work the draft and maximize player acquisition,” new Titans GM Jon Robinson said in a statement. [Associated Press]
Droid Armstrong: Disney has finally explained, through a new Marvel Star Wars comic, exactly how C-3PO wound up with the red arm seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And you know what? It’s actually kind of touching. [io9]
Heel Turn: Michael Keaton—he of Batman and Birdman fame—is in talks to play a villain in Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming, according to a Variety report that is still unconfirmed by Sony and Marvel.
It’s Official: With the stroke of a pen, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday officially legalized MMA in the state of New York.
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) April 14, 2016
“It’s Everybody’s Marathon“: Here’s the first trailer for BOSTON, the upcoming documentary about the greatest marathon on earth, through the eyes of Olympians like Shalane Flanagan and Meb Keflezighi.
A new 60 second spot for BOSTON featuring Olympians Shalane Flanagan and Meb Keflezighi! This spot will be playing all around Boston this week on the jumbotron at Fenway Park, marathon expo and marathon finish line. Help us create awareness for this documentary and share this new spot with your local running community.
Posted by Boston Marathon Documentary on Tuesday, April 12, 2016
He’ll Never Live That Down: Von Miller refuses to let Cam Newton forget about his Super Bowl performance, even when Cam is playing a totally different sport.
Where the Hell Is Winterfell Again?: HBO is capitalizing on the now-famous animation sequence of Game of Thrones with this nifty interactive 360-degree video, which you can pause and scroll around. There’s a little bit of distortion in the more zoomed-in segments, but let’s just say that you can definitely get, uh, up close and personal with the Titan of Braavos if you want to.
From King’s Landing to Dorne, explore the world of Westeros like never before in our immersive 360 experience.
Posted by Game of Thrones on Wednesday, April 13, 2016