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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Jun 26, 2019. 23 comments

An Unlucky Handball Sends Japan Out Of The World Cup

An Unlucky Handball Sends Japan Out Of The World Cup

An exhilarating World Cup round of 16 rematch between the Netherlands and Japan got decided in favor of the Dutch in the 90th minute, thanks to a penalty kick converted by forward Lieke Martens. The PK gave the Dutch a 2-1 win over the same team that kicked them out of the 2015 World Cup, and it put them in the quarterfinals for the first time in their history.

Japan will exit the tournament...

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Feb 01, 2018. 13 comments

Here Is A Cool-Ass Handball Highlight

Here Is A Cool-Ass Handball Highlight

Icelandic handball genius Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson is one of the most accomplished players in the world, with an Olympic silver medal and the all-time record for most goals for a national team with 1812. I’m a mere quadrennial handball enthusiast, but I’d wager that this one he scored against Serbia during this week’s European Handball Championships is one of the best ones. Serbia eliminated...

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Aug 17, 2017. 16 comments

Handball Is The Best Olympic Sport You Don't Know Shit About

Handball Is The Best Olympic Sport You Don't Know Shit About

The United States has never won an Olympic handball medal, and neither the men’s or women’s team has even qualified since 1996, which means that NBC probably won’t cover the sport much over the next three weeks. This is a shame, because handball is the shit.

A quick primer: Handball is like basketball played on an indoor soccer court, with hybrid lacrosse and basketball rules. It’s...

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