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Fists fly as brawl breaks out during women's soccer match in France

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Feb. 10, 2016 11:02 PM

Soccer may be known as the beautiful game, but sometimes, the actions taken on a pitch can be anything but beautiful. During a soccer match in France's second division women's league, a pair of players from Bordeaux and Rouen got into a heated altercation, with both throwing around punches as if they were in a boxing ring.

Officials, teammates and even mangers from the sidelines ran towards the two players to break up the fight.

It's not quite clear what sparked the fight, but we would imagine that these two players will be sitting on the sidelines for at least a few matches, no matter what their reason for fighting was.

Not what you like to see on a soccer field, but we've certainly seen worse.

(H/T: Uproxx)

Unruly hockey fan in a wig swings on rafters, drops hard onto bench

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Feb. 10, 2016 9:56 PM

When you attend a hockey game, you go there with the expectation that it's going to be a good time, simply because watching a game of puck is pretty much as good as it gets. However, for some fans, the prospects of watching a competitive game isn't enough to get their blood going. No, some fans need to crank things up to eleven by hanging from the rafters whilst wearing a wig and swaying around like an absolute yahoo.

It goes without saying, but what you're about to watch...don't try it at home.

Now that's what we call 'splitting your wig.' No? Didn't like that one? Fine...but it's also what we call a 'rock bottom.'

The Big Air ramp at Fenway Park makes the green monster look tiny

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Feb. 10, 2016 9:12 PM

Many sports fans would consider Fenway Park hallowed grounds, but even the most conservative of baseball purists would probably crack a smile staring at the gigantic Big Air ramp currently sitting on the field.

Standing at 14-stories tall, the ramp is by far the tallest structure in the Fens and will play host to the Polartec Big Air event, A Grand Prix tour event with a $150,000 grand prize. Wednesday, a number of riders took part in a practice session, and judging by these two videos, the beast of a ramp is one vicious ride.

Call us crazy, but as cool as the setup is, we think that a big air ramp that shot over the Green Monster really would've been the way to go. Eitherway, this ramp is an absolute beast.

The Story behind Marvin Gaye's performance

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Feb. 10, 2016 4:59 PM
Many people remember Marvin Gaye's legendary performance of the 'Star Spangled Banner' at the 1983 NBA All-Star Game; however most don't know the story behind how it all came together.

When the Stars AlignMany people remember Marvin Gaye's 'Star Spangled Banner' performance at the 1983 NBA All-Star Game, but don't know the story behind how it all came together...Enjoy a unique multimedia experience of the story here: http://longform.tsn.ca/when-the-stars-alignedPosted by TSN on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Enjoy a unique multimedia experience of the entire story, produced by Rob Dunn, at bardown.com/starsalign.

40 years later, Dr. J reflects on famous dunk

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Feb. 10, 2016 7:07 PM

On the 40th anniversary of the 1976 ABA Slam Dunk Contest, Julius "Dr. J" Erving sits down to talk about his incredible free-throw line dunk that has stayed relevant until now and inspired fellow high-flyers generations over.

Views From The 6ix

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Feb. 10, 2016 2:01 PM
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NBA All-Star Weekend officially kicks off in Toronto on Thursday and BarDown will be your place to be for all things All-Star on and off the court. From in-arena access at every major event to showing you the coolest pop-up shops around the city, to even giving you an inside look at all the craziest and best parties throughout the weekend, we highly recommend all you sports fans are making BarDown a regular check-in, as well as following TSN’s Snapchat, TSN_Official.

To commemorate the launch of all the great coverage we’re going to bring you, we got the very talented Shaun Kelly to work with us on creating these awesome depictions of NBA All-Stars in front of Toronto landmarks.

From Steph Curry with the CN Tower, to Kyle Lowry in front of the legendary Honest Ed’s, feel free to share out these images on your own to represent how pumped you are for All-Star Weekend.

1,891 basketballs drop across the city of Toronto to remind Canadians of when the game was invented

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Feb. 10, 2016 2:10 PM

On Wednesday morning in Toronto, Sport Chek surprised Torontonians with 1,891 basketballs scattered all over the cities most popular areas. The number 1,891 represents the year 1891 when the game of basketball was invented by Canadian-born James Naismith 125 years ago. The basketballs seemingly fell from the skies, and were left in pyramids for people around the city to grab.

We got next doesn't matter because... #WeGotNow.

#WEGOTNOWFor every Canadian who never stopped believing that this game belongs to them. We got next doesn't matter…because #WeGotNow.Posted by Sport Chek on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Why taking your Jumbotron game to the next level is always a bad idea

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Feb. 10, 2016 1:28 AM

Everything is fine and dandy when this man is dancing on the jumbotron by himself. People are laughing, he's showing off his fedora, and all is right with the world. That is until a girl runs up to take part in the mans jumbotron antics. Rather than continue dancing and having a good time, the man feels the pressure and decides to take his 15 minutes of jumbotron fame to the next level. Not a good idea, sir. And what kind of an idea is it to pick up the girl, and then slide down the ramp with her in your arms? This is a failure of epic proportions.


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Hockey provides opportunity in India

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Feb. 10, 2016 12:00 AM

The interest of ice hockey in India is growing increasingly, and it appears a documentary will soon hit the airwaves detailing the ways hockey gives people in India a purpose to develop skills and gives people different opportunity like traveling with the national team. Hockey is a part of who people from India are, and we are exited to see the entire feature to learn more.

Check out the trailer that Hockey Tutorial made us aware of of their documentary coming soon:

We need to learn more about this documentary, because we're incredibly intrigued by the above trailer.

(H/T @hockeytutorial)