Trick plays in sports use a lot of the same methodology as magic. In this video from 8 years ago, the infielder (Helton) uses a sleight of hand "feint" of sorts to lull the runner into a state of carelessness. It's not quite misdirection, since the runner wasn't paying close enough attention to even need directing. Still, he's out!
Stay tuned to The Hermit Magazine for a breakdown of magic principles used in sports.