Good sportsmanship between 12-year-olds; broken clock at the US Open

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SALT LAKE CITY — Three more fun stories from the world of sports in today's From Left Field!

1. Good sportsmanship between 12-year-old kids

You're probably familiar with FC Barcelona, the famous soccer side Lionel Messi plays on. Well, they run youth teams at every age as well, and unsurprisingly, they are good.

Omiya, a Japanese team, ran into Barcelona in a world tournament in Tokyo this weekend. They lost, and you could see the sheer sadness on their kids' faces. So the Barcelona kids showed great sportsmanship to console them after the loss.

試合終了後のバルセロナU-12。特にキャプテン6番のカプテビラくんの対応が小学生に思えない! — はるた (@harutavvs) August 28, 2016

Maybe nice guys really do finish first.

2. Gael Monfils breaks the U.S. Open's clock

Gael Monfils is probably my favorite tennis player. Why? Because he goes after every shot he can with occasionally reckless abandon. Here, he's running backwards as fast as he can to get a lob that he actually does get a racket on. In the process, he breaks the U.S. Open's clock.

[Time means nothing to @iamgaelmonfils. #usopen #tennis #atp #monfils #gaelmonfils #espntennis #espn]( A video posted by ESPN Tennis (@espntennis) on

It's cool how the clock didn't really break, just fell into somewhat operational blocks.

Moment of the tournament? @Gael_Monfils left his mark on Court 17 during his 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 win over Muller. — US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 29, 2016

3\. Long-snapping trick shots ============================

Long-snappers are pretty impressive: without facing a target, they can hit it with pretty incredible accuracy from dozens of feet away.

This Columbia long-snapper is so accurate that he was able to convince someone to stand there with an apple on her head and have him knock it off. And he does it!

> You think any special teams units can top this? []( > > — Columbia Specialists (@CU\_Specialists) [August 25, 2016](

The human target here is the real champ.

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