As the sports world slows down for the summer, we take the opportunity to review what's been happening in less-heralded arenas of competition.

  • Professional kayaker Brad Ludden is named MVP of the 2010 Kayaking All-Star Game after scoring 20 kayaks, racking up 10 offensive and defensive kayaks, and tallying 12 kayak assists
  • Record-breaking attendance at the USA Indoor Badminton playoffs force the staff of the Chattanooga Convention Center to set up a few extra chairs
  • ASU students Matthew Goddard and Jay Winslow invent and master the game "Kick This Against That" on their drunken walk back from their fraternity
  • The 2010 Hong Kong Junior & Cadet Open international table-tennis tournament is delayed indefinitely, even with the officials also getting down on their hands and knees to look for the missing ping-pong ball
  • PBA star Mike Scroggins celebrates an 800 series by heading to the bowling alley's arcade and playing with the steering wheel and shifter on the OutRun game
  • Competitors at the 2010 World Professional Billiards Championship realize that it's way more fun to whip the balls super-hard against the rails
  • Doug Walters of Columbus, OH sets a youth soccer league record by missing 16 of his son's games
  • In a disappointing finish, members of the Harvard men's crew team are not beaten with their own oars until the River Charles runs crimson with their life's blood