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  • LeBron James Sends Message With Black And White Shoes, Speaks About Trump

    12/18/2017 6:36:35 AM PST · by blam · 45 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
    cnn.com ^ | 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
    https://www.sbnation.com ^ | 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
    AP ^ | PETE IACOBELLI
    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′ List

    11/18/2017 1:26:54 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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!”
  • Trump: Waiting for a 'Thank you' from 3 UCLA basketball players back in US

    11/15/2017 9:39:57 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 65 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Brooke Singman
    President Trump is hearing crickets from a trio of UCLA basketball players, despite his successful full-court press to get China to drop shoplifting charges against them. The three players, LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley, were arrested after being accused of stealing designer sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou. Trump, while on a tour of Asia, urged his Chinese counterpart to let them go, and may have been looking for some credit Wednesday. *snip* “Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for...
  • UCLA basketball team returns to L.A., with three arrested players still in China

    11/12/2017 3:44:39 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 105 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11-11-2017 | Ben Bolch
    UCLA’s basketball team returned from Shanghai after its season-opening victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday without the three players ensnared in a legal imbroglio over the alleged theft of designer sunglasses.
  • Bill Walton apologizes ‘on behalf of the human race’ over UCLA shoplifting in China

    11/11/2017 8:44:17 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 91 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov. 11, 2017 | Matt Bonesteel
    UCLA and Georgia Tech finally played their season-opening college basketball game in China after nearly a week of drama surrounding an alleged shoplifting incident involving three Bruins players. UCLA great Bill Walton, who was doing color commentary for the ESPN broadcast, wants everyone to know that the school and everyone associated with it is very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very sorry for all of this. Very. “I am sad, disappointed and embarrassed. This is a very big deal,” Walton said as the game tipped off late Friday night on the U.S. East Coast. “The noble purpose...
  • Shalane Flanagan becomes first American woman to win NYC Marathon in 40 years

    11/05/2017 9:44:29 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 5, 2016 | Fox News/AP
    Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon on Sunday since 1977, pulling away from Mary Keitany in the last three miles of the race for her first major marathon victory. Keitany had won three straight New York marathons, but Flanagan pulled away from the Kenyan great with about three miles to go and finished with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 26 minutes, 53 seconds, about a minute faster than Keitany. The last American woman to win New York was Miki Gorman, who won consecutive titles in 1976-77.
  • Baseball’s anthem kneeler arrested for pointing gun at woman

    10/29/2017 6:47:53 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/29/201 | Staff
    <p>SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.— Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell has been arrested after a female food delivery person alleged he pointed a gun at her.</p> <p>Maxwell was the only player in Major League Baseball this year to take a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.</p>
  • Tennessee Titans Player Says He’ll Quit The NFL If Forced To Stand For The Anthem

    10/12/2017 3:06:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 173 replies
    Smokeroom ^ | 10/12/17 | David Hookstead
    Tennessee Titans player Rishard Matthews tweeted Thursday that he’ll quit the NFL if the league implements a rule forcing players to stand during the anthem.“No I will be done playing football,” Matthews tweeted and ultimately deleted when asked if he would be willing to face punishment for not standing if a new rule is implemented.This is a very dumb tweet, for multiple reasons. Matthews is forcing himself into a corner. What will he do if a new rule is passed, and the Titans call his bluff? He’s going to be out of a job that pays millions simply because he...
  • Report: NFL Players now 'Scared' to take a knee,'People have to feed they family'

    10/09/2017 4:56:00 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 202 replies
    Independent Journel Review ^ | Oct 9, 2017 | Benny Johnson
    The aftermath of the NFL national anthem protest has not been good for the football league. Disgruntled fans, low ratings, and very public fights have lowered the public opinion of the NFL to record lows. Now the owners in the league are attempting to take control. Multiple reports from teams across the league indicate that team owners and management are cracking down on anthem protesters. The Miami Dolphins head coach has ordered his team to stand, according to IJR reporting ... (long story, worth the read)The report indicates that many players are “scared” to protest, especially if they are not...
  • Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle dies at 90

    10/09/2017 12:20:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 10/9/17 | Michael David Smith
    Yelberton Abraham Tittle, the Hall of Fame quarterback whose career spanned 17 professional season, has died at the age of 90. Tittle may be best remembered for the iconic photograph of him by Morris Berman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, showing him as he attempted recover from being beaten and bloodied by a brutal hit by John Baker of the Steelers in 1964, his final season. The 38-year-old Tittle suffered a concussion and broken sternum on the play, but played through his injuries and didn’t miss a game that season. An All-SEC quarterback at LSU and MVP of the 1947 Cotton...
  • Y.A. Tittle, Hall of Famer and Giants legend, dead at 90

    10/09/2017 12:00:04 PM PDT · by oh8eleven · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9 October 2017 | AP
    Known as “The Bald Eagle” as much for his sturdy leadership as his prematurely receding hairline, Tittle played 17 seasons of pro football. He began with the All-America Football Conference’s Baltimore Colts in 1948 and finished with the NFL’s New York Giants. He played 10 years in between with the San Francisco 49ers, but had his greatest success in New York, leading the Giants to three division titles in four years in a remarkable late-career surge.
  • Derrick Henry takes a swing at Tim Tebow's baseball career at 'Heisman House' (Nissan Commercial)

    10/06/2017 8:05:33 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    AI.com ^ | Oct 6, 2017 | Mark Inabinett
    Tim Tebow thinks the guys are going to a Halloween party costumed as "Star Wars" characters. But his "Heisman House" buddies are all dressed as Tim Tebow - except Derrick Henry. He's going as a baseball player. Alabama's 2015 Heisman Trophy winner pokes fun at the baseball career of Florida's 2007 Heisman Trophy winner in the latest installment of Toyota's "Heisman House" commercials. (It's really Nissan) In the ad, Henry is dressed in a No. 15 baseball uniform with "Bugs" written on the front. Tebow spent the first half of the 2017 baseball season playing for the Columbia Fireflies of...