00446537061a0ff998916e1ffc2c1532_crop_north
via MLB

Don't even start to think you can get lazy with your baserunning around the Cleveland Indians' Mike Aviles.

Against the Chicago White Sox, Aviles first covered major ground to make a catch and then threw an absolute cannon to first base to throw out Conor Gillaspie

When asked about the incredible throw, Indians catcher Yan Gomes told reporters, "Hey, scoot over, [Yoenis] CespedesNow we've got Mike Aviles throwing balls like that."

[MLB]

91fbcb12c843941cd603ffdbb2b69af7_crop_north
via GoPro

With the ease of filming high-quality videos and people's unending creativity, the trick shot has gotten more and more unbelievable.

We've seen David Kalb hit a basketball shot out of a moving car. Now, he and his friends have taken their talents to their backyard, where they sent a golf ball around a few tracks, through some fire and into a watermelon. 

Tasty.


[GoPro, h/t Beer Mug Sports]

8e21c4838edca7c3700cb3ab141103d8_crop_north
via @Podolski10

There are likely thousands (millions?) of selfies that go up on Twitter every day, but few are as incredible as the one posted by Germany's Lukas Podolski. 

Following Germany's 1-0 win in the World Cup over Argentina, Podolski posted a photo of him and Bastian Schweinsteiger on the pitch together looking extremely happy. 

Just try to top that, selfie-takers (actually, please don't). 

Update: 8:57 p.m. ET, Sunday, July 13

918ea189fc304106cfaf31073c93156e_crop_north
MLB.com

In the fifth inning of the San Francisco Giants' clash with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, Buster Posey hit a grand slam to bring the score to 4-1 in favor of the Giants. 

That was just the first of the day for San Francisco.

In the sixth inning, pitcher Madison Bumgarner added four more runs to the Giants' scoreboard, smashing a grand slam of his own, bringing it to 8-1. This was his second grand slam of the year.

History would be made with the second:

001396ccd51d7b98b7e49b6b3a51b047_crop_north
via NBA

There was no shortage of hype about the athleticism of 2014 No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rookie put it on display. 

Wiggins busted out a 360-degree, behind-the-back dunk, and while it was only a pregame warm-up before an NBA Summer League game, it's still enough to get basketball fans excited for him to share the court with LeBron James next season.

[NBA, h/t The Big Lead]

9e4cd05a84d4def28657ff7733490361_crop_north
via LeBron James

So as to not give the person any more attention and protect itself from a potential NSFW image, ABC cut away as a streaker ran onto the pitch during the World Cup final. Luckily, the Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James was there.

Update: Monday, July 14, 10:38 p.m. ET

A first-person view of the streaker has been uploaded to YouTube.

---End of update---

0fe94c39970b61498b7721724d2bf6f6_crop_north
via Vine

With the whole world watching, the referee at the World Cup final wanted to make sure his hair was looking good. 

After catching a glimpse of what he looked like on the replay, Italian Nicola Rizzoli clearly wasn't happy with what all that refereeing had done to his 'do and gave it a quick straighten. 

Looking good, ref. 

[Vine]

B63d9ed5db91a5bd33d092fff1094e78_crop_north
via CNN

Shortly after LeBron James announced his decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, he flew to Brazil to take in the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina.

While there, James was asked if he was excited to return to Cleveland and who he predicts will win in the World Cup final.

[CNN, h/t Black Sports Online

4bd5cd3161442aaef338593965a98dd7_crop_north
Twitter

Recording artist Rihanna has provided running commentary on the World Cup via her Twitter account, and she used it again to show who she supported in the final.

Right at the start of the final, she showed her support of Germany with a (very weird-looking) Photoshopped image of her wearing Germany's colors. She would later make the image her avatar.

Later in the day, because she's Rihanna and she can, the singer met stars of the Germany team and took a series of pictures with them.

The one in which she meets Miroslav Klose is a particular highlight.

2797ca8ff7ce44fc577314f255fc4725_crop_north
Vine

Gonzalo Higuain thought he gave Argentina an all-important lead in a World Cup final. 

As such, he celebrated. A lot. 

Problem being, his celebration went on for quite some time before he (and Argentina as a whole) realised that the assistant referee's flag was indeed raised and there would be no lead. 

The offside call was correct.