Watch: Teen baseball pitcher shows amazing sportsmanship, comforts friend after winning strike-out

A Minnesota high school pitcher has captured the hearts of sporting fans around the world after he chose to console his friend after striking him out instead of celebrating with his team.

Mounds View pitcher Ty Koehn struck out Jack Kocon of Totino-Grace to end the game in the Class 4A, Section 5 baseball final last week.

The win kicked off a celebration near home plate as Mounds View advanced to the state tournament as a result, while Totino-Grace's run was over.

But before joining his teammates in the celebration, Koehn consoled Kocon at home plate. Video shows Koehn giving his friend a long hug and walking him back toward his dugout before joining the celebration.

Koehn said he never thought the gesture would go viral.

"I never thought a story like this would blow up the way it did," he said.

"I told him I loved him and that he was my brother and our friendship would always last longer than this silly game and its outcome."

Kocon said the gesture just proves what's more important.

"In 20 years, I’m not going to remember of that game but I’ll remember him coming up to me and being there for me."


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'The start of something new' - British heavyweight boxer David Haye retires

British heavyweight boxer David Haye has retired.

The 37-year-old former WBA champion said he was ready to walk away from the sport.

Haye was quoted on BBC as saying he's "ready to close this chapter in my life" but "this is not the end of my story - it's simply the start of something new".

His last fight was a loss to fellow Briton Tony Bellow in May.

Haye leaves boxing with a record of four defeats in 32 fights.

5th May 2018, O2 Arena, London, England; Matchroom Boxing, The Rematch, Tony Bellew versus David Haye; David Haye acknowledges the crowd during the pre fight introductions
David Haye. Source: Photosport


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Video: Aussie Rules team make heart-warming gesture to sick fan to join in on victory chant after game

A sick AFL fan got the chance of a lifetime over the weekend to join his favourite team in the sheds after their win - and even got to join them in their victory chant.

Murray Swinton, who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in January after a work accident, hung out with players from the Collingwood Magpies after their 133-91 win over the Melbourne Devils last night.

The 30-year veteran fireman said he has over 270 scrapbooks covering 47 years of history of the club and town.

"There's nothing like Collingwood," he said.


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