Category: SPORTS

Oct 1, 2014

The Sifter’s Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

The Sifter’s Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (see last year’s top 100 here). We’re now in the home stretch of 2014 with only three months left! I can’t wait to see what treasures…

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Sep 22, 2014

Picture of the Day: Basketball Eclipse of the Sun

Picture of the Day: Basketball Eclipse of the Sun

Photograph by MDPPatrick on reddit Reddit user MDPPatrick took this perfectly timed photo of his brother shooting a basketball and creating an eclipse of the sun at the same time. For those curious, the photo was taken on a Galaxy S4 using the ‘Sports’ mode which takes pictures of fast movement. The photo, which…

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Sep 18, 2014

So the Pipes Underneath this Basketball Court Just Burst

So the Pipes Underneath this Basketball Court Just Burst

Reddit user longjohnsilvaa posted the above photo yesterday with the caption: “This is what happens to a basketball court when the pipes burst”. The photo reached the top spot on the front page yesterday and has already been viewed a staggering 3.2 million times. Unfortunately he didn’t specify the exact location of the gym…

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Sep 8, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Transparent Kayak

Picture of the Day: The Transparent Kayak

Photograph by Clear Blue Hawaii Imagine travelling in this and seeing the wonders of the sea beneath you. The Molokini by Clear Blue Hawaii is a transparent two-passenger kayak made out polycarbonate material (the same used in the bulletproof glass and fighter jet canopies according to the manufacturer). The kayak comes equipped with an…

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Aug 22, 2014

Picture of the Day: When Skydivers Meet

Picture of the Day: When Skydivers Meet

Photograph by Dom Daher / Red Bull Content Pool Soul Flyers Fred Fugen and Vincent Reffet perform during training in Austria for The Ultimate Skydiving Combo, skydiving from 33,000 feet (10 km) above Austria on May 13th, 2014. Love the curvature of Earth in this shot! What an epic location for a handshake! …

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Aug 4, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Largest US Soccer Crowd Ever

Picture of the Day: The Largest US Soccer Crowd Ever

Photograph via Jamie Frank (@jamiefrank87) on Twitter A friendly between Manchester United and Real Madrid this past Saturday set the US attendance record for a soccer match with an official tally of 109,318 fans. The record-breaking match took place at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, commonly known as ‘The Big House’. The crowd…

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Jun 26, 2014

We’re Now One Step Closer to the Hoverboard

We’re Now One Step Closer to the Hoverboard

Photograph by Liam McKenna for ZR Hoverboard Franky Zapata, founder of Zapata Racing, recently unveiled his latest invention, the ZR Hoverboard. According to their press kit, the device can soar up to 16 ft (5 meters) above the water and approach speeds of 25 mph (40 km/h). The Hoverboard is a surf board that…

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