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  • Male-to-Female Transgenders in Women's Sports (The 2020 Games are slated to be the first Olympics)

    03/22/2018 8:08:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/22/2018 | Peter Skurkiss
    To get a feel for the level of craziness of today's world, take a look at sports – women's sports in particular. It is on the cusp of being turned upside-down because of the rise and societal acceptance of the phenomenon known as "transgenderism." "Transitioning from male to female" does not make a man into a woman. In spite of any cosmetic surgery, hormone treatments, affected mannerisms, and so on, the cellular DNA of the body does not change. A man is still a man. As this relates to women athletics, it doesn't take a detective of Nero Wolfe's caliber...
  • Adam Rippon May Be Getting A Reality Show — Why His “15 Minutes” Aren’t Up

    03/14/2018 7:40:12 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 21 replies
    Red State ^ | March 14th 2018 | Sarah Quinlan
    Adam Rippon is back in the news, this time from rumors that he is producing a reality show with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. The news is likely to ruffle some feathers, as Rippon has become a polarizing figure — perhaps unfairly. Rippon, 28, is a 2018 Winter Olympics athlete and medalist. He received significant attention for being one of the first openly gay athletes to represent Team USA at a Winter Olympics and the first openly gay male athlete to win a medal in a Winter Olympics. But throughout the Olympics, it seemed as though Rippon made headlines just...
  • With a Boost from ESPN and NY Daily News, Vulgar LeBron James Rips on Trump Again

    02/16/2018 7:15:57 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 2/15/2018 | Jay Maxson
    Prodded on by the approving ESPN SportsCenter host Cari Champion, LeBron James delivered his latest installment of attacks on President Trump today. The professional basketball star who tweeted the unprofessional message "u bum" to the president last year, uses his Uninterrupted internet forum to blast Trump as someone who "really don't give a f--- about the people." Zachary Ripple, online sports editor for The New York Daily News, gave James more mileage by posting the video on his site along with a short story. This episode of Uninterrupted, titled "Rolling with the Champion: LeBron James and Kevin Durant," features Champion...
  • Former Dallas Cowboy Lincoln Coleman Found Safe After Forgetting Where He Parked

    02/14/2018 11:20:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies ^ | February 13, 2018 at 9:52 pm | By Jeff Paul
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Missing since Friday, former Dallas Cowboys running back Lincoln Coleman was found safe on Tuesday morning, according to Dallas Police. Investigators were worried about his diminished mental capacity and his need for medical help. Coleman’s agent and friend of 15 years, Christopher Randolph, said Coleman had parked his car at a church three blocks from his house. He said Coleman could not figure out where he left his car or how to get home. Randolph said on Tuesday at about 4 a.m., Coleman returned home but was confused about what happened. “We were worried about him freezing....
  • NFL player killed by drunk driver on ICE detainer

    02/04/2018 6:49:54 PM PST · by Tea Party Terrorist · 69 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Feb 4, 2018
    Early this morning, Indiana Colts player Edwin Jackson was struck & killed by a suspected drunk driver who was unlicensed & ran from scene. Inmate booking records show the driver, Alex Cabrera Gonsales, is from Mexico w/an ICE detainer on him. h/t @JTTriguero
  • Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson struck, killed by suspected drunk driver

    02/04/2018 3:45:51 PM PST · by WeWaWes · 26 replies
    CBSNews ^ | 02/04/2018
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was one of two people killed by a suspected drunk driver on Interstate 70 early Sunday morning, police said. A state trooper discovered wreckage at the scene near Holt Road.
  • Trump is not a racist, he is a great man: NFL legend Herschel Walker

    02/03/2018 12:48:27 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    fox business ^ | 2/2/18 | M Wisner
    NFL legend Herschel Walker is defending President Trump, denying he is a racist and urging Americans to show the U.S. head of state the respect his office deserves.... “He is a great man and it’s sad to see people that do not know him say the awful things they’ve said about him, that he’s racist. I’m here to tell you Donald Trump is not a racist.”
  • Nick Foles (Eagles QB) plans to become a pastor after football career

    02/02/2018 12:30:08 PM PST · by LibFreeUSA · 27 replies
    FOX 29 ^ | Feb 2, 2018 | FOX 29
    <p>BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - Nick Foles has a calling far greater than throwing touchdown passes.</p> <p>If Foles leads the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, he'll become a folk hero in a city that has desperately waited for a championship since 1960.</p>
  • Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough denies yelling 'F--- Trump

    01/09/2018 8:58:27 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 53 replies ^ | 1-9-2018 | John Talty
    Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough denied yelling "F--- Trump" before Monday night's College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Sporting News posted a video clip on its Twitter account that quickly gained steam showing someone yelling "F--- Trump" as the Alabama players walked through the halls of Mercedes-Benz Stadium to the field. Sporting News identified Scarbrough as the Alabama player who said it but Scarbrough said that wasn't accurate after the Crimson Tide's 26-23 title win over Georgia. "I'm just trying to celebrate the win," Scarbrough said. "Those type of words didn't come out of my mouth." Scarbrough also tweeted that...
  • Emmanuel Eboue reveals going broke has left him close to suicide in mighty fall from Arsenal days

    12/26/2017 7:42:10 AM PST · by neverevergiveup · 20 replies
    The Sun ^ | 12-24-2017 | Sunni Upal
    FORMER Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue has revealed how going broke has led him to the brink of suicide. The 34-year-old Ivorian used to make millions in the Premier League but is now sleeping on his friend's floor, washing his clothes by hand and hiding from bailiffs.In an interview with the Sunday Mirror, Eboue told how he lost a divorce battle that left his wife Aurelie with all of their assets and how he has no contact with his daughters Clara, 14, and Maeva, 12. "The money I earned, I sent it to my wife for our children. “In Turkey I...
  • LeBron James Sends Message With Black And White Shoes, Speaks About Trump

    12/18/2017 6:36:35 AM PST · by blam · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-18-2017
    LeBron James made a statement during an NBA game with his shoes — one black, one white, with the word "equality" in capital gold letters on the back of each. Then, after the game, James made a statement about President Donald Trump, saying: "This is a beautiful country and we're never going to let one person dictate how beautiful and how powerful we are." Earlier this year, James called Trump “a bum” on Twitter and also said at Cleveland’s preseason media day: “He doesn’t understand how many kids, no matter the race, look up to the president of the United...
  • Aggies' Zaycoven Henderson arrested on multiple charges

    12/10/2017 9:30:13 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 46 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12-10-2017 | Brent Zwerneman
    COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M senior starting defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, tampering with evidence and possession of marijuana, according to KBTX-TV. Two men pointed a gun at several people at Campus Village Apartments in College Station, according to the report, around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Police found the two trying to leave the apartments and later found marijuana and also the rifle in nearby woods, according to the station. The driver of the car, Terry Lechler Florez Jr., was charged with possession of marijuana. Henderson is suspended...
  • Lindsey Vonn: I won't be representing US President at Winter Olympics

    12/07/2017 7:56:33 AM PST · by ColdOne · 151 replies ^ | 12/7/17 | Christina Macfarlane, Ursin Caderas and John Sinnott
    St Moritz, Switzerland (CNN)A number of US athletes have spoken out against Donald Trump during his presidency -- and skier Lindsey Vonn has become the latest to have her say. Targeting Olympic gold at February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Vonn is in St. Moritz, Switzerland, where she spoke passionately about what it means to compete for the US ski team. "Well I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president," Vonn told CNN's Alpine Edge.
  • Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea over doping scandal, IOC announces

    12/05/2017 12:12:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | December 5, 2017
    The Russian Olympic Committee was suspended on Tuesday from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea over the 2014 Sochi doping scandal. Russia’s Minister of Sports Vitaly Mutko and his then-Deputy Minister Yuri Nagornykh are banned from all future participation at Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Russian athletes will be able to compete in the Olympics as neutrals. The IOC, which also suspended the Russian Olympic committee and IOC member Alexander Zhukov, said some competitors will be invited to participate as an "Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR)" without their national flag or anthem. Russia could refuse...
  • Russia Banned from Winter Olympics by I.O.C.

    12/05/2017 1:46:51 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 5, 2017 | REBECCA R. RUIZ and TARIQ PANJA
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  • Why Eli Manning got benched, explained in 2 minutes

    11/29/2017 6:01:41 PM PST · by Enterprise · 56 replies ^ | Nov 29, 2017 | Ryan Van Biber
    The New York Giants benched Eli Manning on Tuesday afternoon. Perhaps you heard. Manning has been the face of the franchise since 2004, starting every game since Week 11 that year, 210 of them plus another 10 playoff games and two Super Bowls (that they won). It was shocking to hear that Manning would not be under center for the 2-9 Giants when they take the field on Sunday against the Raiders.
  • Tim Tebow working out, preparing for Year 2 in pro baseball

    11/25/2017 7:33:11 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    Tim Tebow’s goal going forward is simple: Play ball! Professional baseball, to be more specific. The former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback said Friday that he spends three-to-five days each week training for baseball, getting himself ready for Year 2 of his pro career in the New York Mets organization. “I didn’t take any time off,” he said Friday. Tebow gets the work in around his off-the-field job as a college football analyst for the SEC Network, which takes him to schools throughout the Southeastern Conference from September until January. The TV gig has not dulled Tebow’s desire to...
  • LaVar Ball on Trump's role in getting UCLA players released in China: 'Who?'

    11/18/2017 9:36:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2017 | Jacgueline Thomsen
    LaVar Ball, whose son was one of the three UCLA basketball players detained in China on shoplifting charges last week, said “who?” when asked about President Trump’s role in getting the players released. "Who?" Ball told ESPN when asked about Trump's role. "What was he over there for? Don't tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out." Ball, the CEO of the sports apparel company Big Baller Brand, downplayed Trump’s role in securing his son LiAngelo Ball’s release. His son, along with two other players, was arrested and accused of shoplifting from a Louis...
  • Time Adds Nike Hijab to ’25 Best Inventions of 2017&#8242; List

    11/18/2017 1:26:54 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 19 replies ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | CHARLIE NASH
    Time Magazine has added the Nike hijab to their “25 Best Inventions of 2017” list. In their list, Time claimed the $35 sports hijab “empowers Muslim athletes,” and placed the “invention” just below Apple’s iPhone X. “It’s tough to play sports in a hijab,” claimed Time. “If the material is too heavy, it causes excess sweating. If it’s too light, it might fall off during competition. And if it’s fastened in the wrong way, ‘you can feel like you’re going to choke,’ says Manal Rostom, an Egyptian runner based in the United Arab Emirates and the founder of the ‘Surviving...
  • Trump to freed UCLA players: 'You're welcome'

    11/16/2017 6:14:41 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 16, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    “To the three UCLA basketball players I say: You’re welcome, go out and give a big Thank You to President Xi Jinping of China who made your release possible and, HAVE A GREAT LIFE!” Trump tweeted early Thursday. “Be careful, there are many pitfalls on the long and winding road of life!”