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  • Texas high school football player goes viral for praying with opponent for mom who had cancer

    11/13/2019 8:44:33 AM PST · by · 11 replies
    KETK ^ | Nov 5, 2019 | Patrick Cunningham
    SHERMAN, Texas (KETK) – Texas high school football is king in Texas with many saying it is almost like a religion. Well, two high schoolers are going viral for their sharing of religion after a game last week. Sherman High School senior Gage Smith said he knew West Mesquite player Ty Jordan from a select 7-on-7 team they both played on. Jordan's mom is battling cancer and Smith asked to pray with him after the game. "I just had a moment with him praying over him, his mom, and his family," Smith said. Smith said that it wasn't about the...
  • NCAA to allow athletes to cash in on their fame

    10/29/2019 11:20:00 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 37 replies
    The NCAA Board of Governors has taken the first step toward allowing athletes to cash in on their fame. The board voted unanimously on Tuesday to clear the way for the amateur athletes to “benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness.”
  • It's the Job of LeBron James to Be the Best at Basketball, Not To Fix China

    10/23/2019 9:51:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    RCM ^ | 10/23/2019 | John Tamny
    “I refuse to go to movies anymore. I don’t want to support Hollywood’s politics.” How many readers have heard or uttered a variation of the previous sentence over the years? Oh well, annoying and uninformed as the politics of Hollywood’s leading lights may be, they’re great at their chosen profession. Too bad they don’t keep their politics to themselves as they all-too-often know not of what they speak. But it says here that the movies and television shows produced by the left-leaning entertainment industry are way too good to miss all because of policy and/or political disagreements. It seems many...
  • LeBron Jame$ Is A Coward

    10/16/2019 9:02:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/16/2019 | David Harsanyi
    NBA superstar LeBron James says Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey was “misinformed” and “wasn’t educated on the situation at hand” when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong’s freedom demonstrations. Morey’s sin was sharing an image of a slogan that read, “Fight for freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.” Even though the GM, regrettably, deleted his tweet, one strongly suspects his grasp of China— where the state is running “re-education” camps filled with Uyghurs—is considerably stronger than any of the NBA’s leading apologists.Only last year, James, a purported champion of social justice, came out in support of former quarterback Colin...
  • St. Louis Blues visit the White House

    10/15/2019 2:00:22 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 28 replies
    The Sporting News ^ | October 15, 2019 | Tommy McCardle
    The defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues visited the White House and met with President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. A tradition of North American sports teams visiting the U.S. capital dates back to at least 1865 , but the practice has grown divisive under the Trump administration. The White House livestreamed the public ceremony on YouTube, which fans can watch below. President Trump complimented multiple Blues players, including Alex Steen, Jaden Schwartz and Jordan Binnington for their play during the team's championship run during his speech. He also recognized superfan Laila Anderson , who was in attendance...
  • A Mother’s Plea Over Transgender Athletes in Women's Sports

    10/14/2019 4:03:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/14/2019 | Jazz shaw
    There was a rather heartbreaking op-ed in the New York Post on Sunday that’s probably worth your time to read. It was written by Cheryl Radachowsky, a Connecticut mother of a daughter, Alanna Smith, who is a rising star in high school track and field competition, particularly the 100, 200 and 400-meter sprinting events. But like too many parents of promising young female athletes, she is watching her daughter’s collegiate dreams be derailed by a pair of boys who “identify” as girls, though they have never had hormone therapy or surgery.Cheryl first goes through all of the studies that...
  • Transgender Men Ads Lead to 8-Point Voter Swing to Repub Matt Bevin from Dem Andy Beshear

    10/08/2019 11:53:19 AM PDT · by xzins · 112 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Oct 19 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    A conservative group notes polling data shows an eight-point swing in voters’ shift to incumbent GOP Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin from Democrat candidate Andy Beshear after they view ads highlighting Beshear’s support of biological men competing in women’s sports. The Campaign for American Principles (CAP) states: The ads are moving voters in an incredible way — the chart below represents over 2,000 respondents. The gray bar represents Bevin’s support among voters BEFORE seeing the ad and the blue bar is Bevin’s support from voters AFTER seeing the ad. For voters 45-54, Bevin sees an 8pt increase in support, 55-64 give...

    09/18/2019 9:04:21 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 50 replies
    Powerline ^ | 18 Sep 2019 | Paul Mirengoff
    I’m sure there are many cool baseball stories this season of which I’m unaware. However, I doubt that any of them is as cool as the one I’m about to discuss. Mike Yastrzemski, grandson of the great Carl Yastrzemski, hit a home run in his first appearance at Fenway Park in Boston, where Carl excelled for 23 seasons. Mike was playing for the visiting San Francisco Giants. The elder Yastrzemski toured the field with his grandson before the game. He provided tips on how to play balls hit off of left-field wall (the Green Monster). Many say that no one...
  • MLB hitters have hit more home runs in 2019 than any other season

    09/12/2019 9:32:20 AM PDT · by DFG · 146 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 09/11/2019 | Mark Townsend
    Major League Baseball’s remarkable home run surge has led to countless records being broken this season. Now the biggest one has fallen. When Jonathan Villar of the Baltimore Orioles launched a three-run home run during Wednesday’s 7-3 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was No. 6,106 hit across MLB this season. That breaks the previous record of 6,105 hit in 2017.
  • CNN Analyst: To Stay 'Viable,' NFL Must 'Encourage' Gays

    09/08/2019 8:23:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 112 replies ^ | 9/8/2019 | Brad Wilmouth
    Brennan responded by talking up the alleged strength of pro-gay sentiments among sports fans: It sure should have changed, Ana, and if the National Football League wants to be viable and wants to retain its spot as the number one pro-league in our country well into this century, it has to accept this and it has to encourage this because those fans who are maybe in their sixties, seventies, eighties who maybe are a little bit more reluctant on this topic, well, they're not going to be around in 20 or 30 years.
  • NBA superstar Kawhi Leonard's sister charged in deadly robbery

    09/07/2019 6:22:14 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    KSAT ^ | September 7, 2019 | KSAT
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. - RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Associated Press) - A relative of NBA star Kawhi Leonard has confirmed his sister is one of two women accused of robbing and killing an elderly woman at a Southern California casino. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports the aunt of 35-year-old Kimesha Williams confirmed Saturday that Williams is the sister of the Los Angeles Clippers forward.

    09/07/2019 6:04:29 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Powerline ^ | 6 Sep 2019 | Paul Miengoff
    Jim Langer died late last month at the age of 71. Langer was the center for the great Miami Dolphins teams of the 1970s, including the unbeaten 1972 team. Langer played defense at South Dakota State. He was not selected in the 1970 draft, which lasted 17 rounds, but he signed with the Cleveland Browns as a free agent. They promptly cut Langer, but Don Shula picked him up and by 1972 he was Miami’s starting center. Langer went on to become an all-pro four times. He played in six pro-bowls. In 1975, he was named Miami’s most valuable player,...
  • Jemele Hill: Black Athletes Need to Leave White Colleges

    09/06/2019 7:43:21 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 47 replies
    Britebart ^ | 9/5/2019 | Warner Todd Huston
    In an article for the Atlantic, “social justice” columnist Jemele Hill advised all black student athletes to leave “white” colleges because of inherent racism.- Snip
  • Ex-NFL star Larry Johnson sounds off on supposed 'effeminate agenda' in two sports leagues

    08/30/2019 10:53:51 AM PDT · by DFG · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/30/2019 | Ryan Gaydos
    Former NFL star Larry Johnson sounded off on social media about a supposed “effeminate agenda” in the NFL and NBA — and he says high-ranking Freemasons are involved. Johnson, who was the premier running back for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2003 to 2009, fired off the series of tweets seemingly out of nowhere. “There is an Effeminate Agenda going on amongst the NBA & NFL elite, peddled by high ranking Masons/handlers to indoctrinate the heterosexual sports world without them knowing, for the buying power of the LGBTQ community,” he started. “….But we not ready to have that conversation yet.”
  • Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect's wife, son and mother-in-law murdered, report says

    08/28/2019 2:02:33 PM PDT · by robowombat · 50 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug. 28, 2019, 10:29 AM CDT | Phil Helsel
    The triple murder victims were all related to Blake Bivens, a minor league player on a Tampa Bay Rays affiliate, according to ESPN. I Aug. 28, 2019, 4:00 AM CDT / Updated Aug. 28, 2019, 10:29 AM CDT By Phil Helsel The wife, child and mother-in-law of a minor league baseball player were allegedly killed in southern Virginia on Tuesday by the player's brother-in-law, according to a report. Matthew Bernard, 19, was apprehended while running around naked following an hourslong manhunt after police discovered the bodies of Emily Bivens, her son Cullen and her mother, who sources told ESPN were...
  • P.K. Subban and Lindsey Vonn Announce Their Engagement

    08/23/2019 11:20:34 AM PDT · by gr8eman · 126 replies
    SI ^ | 8/23/2019 | Dan Gartland
    Devils defenseman P.K. Subban and former Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn are engaged, the couple confirmed to Vogue...
  • XFL reveals names, logos for its eight teams

    08/21/2019 12:57:14 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 92 replies
  • Mariano Rivera fires back after hit piece: 'I respect [Trump]...won't turn my back' on Israel

    07/24/2019 7:56:16 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24 2019 | Caleb Parke
    The Daily Beast published a hit piece on baseball Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera, attacking the New York Yankees legend's "far-right politics." But the outspoken Christian told Fox News "that won't change my position, that won't change my belief." Rivera, the greatest closer of all time, said his faith is "No. 1" in his life and he doubled down on his support for President Trump and the state of Israel. "Mr. President Trump to me, he was a friend of mine before he became president," Rivera told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday. "So, because he's president I will turn my...
  • Another Man Saying He is a Woman Wins Gold In Women’s Weightlifting

    07/16/2019 8:07:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/16/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    This turns out to be a follow-up to a story we started covering back in 2017. At that time, transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand had been cleared by the International Olympic Committee to compete in the upcoming Commonwealth Games, paving the way for a potential Olympic appearance further down the road. Hubbard wound up missing out on that competition due to an elbow injury, but it was still anticipated that the biological male would do quite well in future events, despite having to take testosterone suppressors. Now, less than two years later, Hubbard has struck gold twice...
  • Transgender weightlifter wins two gold medals in women's competition

    07/15/2019 4:16:25 PM PDT · by libstripper · 125 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2019 | Vixtor Morton
    The transgender conquest of women’s sports continued over the weekend as a New Zealand weightlifter took home multiple gold medals at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa. Laurel Hubbard won two gold medals and a silver in the three heavyweight categories, for women weighing more than 87 kilograms, or 192 pounds, finishing first in the snatch-lift and combined categories and second in the clean-and-jerk.