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  • Rays, Lightning, Bucs donate for statue removal

    08/17/2017 1:01:37 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has announced that over $140,000 has been raised through private funds to removed a Confederate statue at the old Hillsborough County courthouse. Original Report: The area's professional baseball, football and hockey teams are helping pay for the removal of the Confederate statue at the old Hillsborough County courthouse. $140,000 must be raised within 30 days, according to commissioners Bucs, Lightning, Rays donate funds toward removal County commissioners voted 4-2 Wednesday to allow 30 days to raise private funds to move the Confederate statue. If $140,000 isn't raised, the statue will remain where it is. On Thursday,...
  • The Warriors’ Donald Trump protest has begun

    08/17/2017 2:04:57 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 17, 2017 | 4:53pm | Mark W. Sanchez
    The offer hasn’t even been sent, but Kevin Durant is rejecting it anyway. “Nah, I won’t do that,” Kevin Durant, the 2017 NBA Finals MVP, said about the possibility of visiting the White House. “I don’t respect who’s in office right now.” Durant told ESPN on Thursday that he would stay away from President Donald Trump, skipping the traditional White House visit that so many championship teams have taken. The team is scheduled to visit Washington on Feb. 28 to take on the Wizards, and if the White House asks Golden State to stop by, Durant will be absent. “I...
  • College golf teams are representative of ‘white privilege,’ argues golfer

    08/16/2017 9:40:18 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 45 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 08/15/2017 | Daniel Payne
    It is easy for golfers to “turn a blind eye to [their] privilege,” athlete claims A professional athlete has identified an unexpected source of white privilege at our institutions of higher education: the back nine. “Golf is a perfect example of the world we live in terms of the haves and have nots,” writes Anya Alvarez at Salon. Alvarez writes of discovering “the white privilege in college sports” when she learned that less-popular sports (such as golf) are often bankrolled by a university’s football and basketball programs—“the labor,” she writes, “of African-American athletes on the football and basketball teams who...
  • Video: Tim Tebow leaves on-deck circle to greet autistic boy, then hits home run

    08/11/2017 4:52:56 AM PDT · by Third Person · 27 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 9th, 2017 | Martin Fennelly
    Tim Tebow and Seth Bosch had never met until July 29 at Charlotte Sports Park, where Tebow, playing minor-league baseball for the St. Lucie Mets, was going against the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Tebow and his team will be in Tampa and Clearwater for eight games beginning Thursday night. But back to that brief encounter on July 29, one that turned into something special, all of it captured on video by Seth's mother, Ileanna. Tebow, 29, was taking practice swings in the on-deck circle, waiting to hit in the top of the seventh inning. Seth, who was 9 at the time...
  • Nolan Ryan's epic beatdown of Robin Ventura was 24 years ago today

    08/04/2017 12:48:28 PM PDT · by DFG · 92 replies
    WFAA ^ | 08/04/2017 | Landon Haaf
    Hall of Fame hurler Nolan Ryan left a lasting impression on the state of Texas and on Major League Baseball with an illustrious 27-year career. His 5,714 strikeouts, 324 wins and seven no-hitters cemented his legacy as one of the greats. But it was 24 years ago Friday that the Ryan Express immortalized himself -- and it didn’t have much to do with his pitching that day. On August 4, 1993, the 46-year-old Ryan drilled Chicago White Sox third baseman Robin Ventura in the elbow with a fastball. Ventura then made a decision he undoubtedly regrets to this day. He...
  • Landing Sonny Gray makes the Yankees the Yankees again

    07/31/2017 1:45:04 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 31, 2017 | Andrew Marchand
    NEW YORK -- They're the New York Yankees. They're worth billions. They're built on a foundation of championships stretching back more than a century. There is just no way they don’t go for it when another title is possible. This is the mandate any year, but it's even truer when they've only played in one playoff game since 2012. So the Yankees had to acquire Sonny Gray. The Yankees, under Hal Steinbrenner, are a scary organization for the rest of the baseball. Steinbrenner has handed the player personnel keys over to his GM, Brian Cashman, and the results have been...
  • Yankees acquire Sonny Gray from A’s

    07/31/2017 1:38:47 PM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 31, 2017 | Post Sports Desk
    The Yankees are officially all-in. The team acquired Sonny Gray from the A’s an hour before the trade deadline, The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed. The Yankees sent heralded prospects Dustin Fowler, Jorge Mateo and James Kaprielian for the 27-year-old.
  • Golden Dressel on verge of joining swimming greats Spitz, Phelps

    07/29/2017 1:50:13 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 5 replies
    The 20-year-old Dressel became the first American swimmer to win three gold medals in one day at the world aquatic championships on Saturday. He kicked off his historic performance at the Duna Arena by winning the 50m freestyle and the 100m butterfly golds within half an hour.
  • Jordan Spieth Exudes Class

    07/24/2017 12:19:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush ^ | July 24, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: How about Jordan Spieth? Did you see Jordan Spieth’s round yesterday at the British Open? (interruption) Okay, you didn’t see it. Jordan Spieth… I mentioned this after he won the Masters a couple years ago. What I fine… I don’t want to sound like an old fogy here. But what a classy guy. He’s 24 in four days. He’s the youngest player, professional, to win the British Open. He’s the first under 24 to win three majors. He’s from Dallas. He is… If you have a daughter, he’s the guy you would want your daughter to marry. He’s the...
  • Spieth wins Open, captures third leg of grand slam

    07/23/2017 10:47:22 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 69 replies
    The Golf Channel ^ | July 23 2017 | Nick Menta
    On the back of a roller-coaster 1-under 69 and one of the most enteraining back nines of his career, Jordan Spieth won the 146th Open Championship on Sunday by three over Matt Kuchar.
  • Scaramucci: I’ve Seen Trump ‘Throw a Dead Spiral Through a Tire’

    07/21/2017 9:03:09 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 135 replies ^ | 21 Jul 2017
    New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci praised President Donald Trump for his competitiveness and athletic skill Friday. During Friday’s press briefing at the White House, Scaramucci described Trump’s athletic prowess, saying he has seen the president “throw a dead spiral through a tire.” “[Trump]’s the most competitive person I’ve ever met,” Scaramucci stated. “I have seen this guy throw a dead spiral through a tire. I’ve seen him at Madison Square Garden with a topcoat on, he’s standing in the key, he’s hitting foul shots and swishing them. He sinks three-foot putts. I don’t see this guy as a...
  • Tebow cites comfort as reason for recent surge

    07/21/2017 5:54:56 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies ^ | Jon Santucci
    <p>PORT ST. LUCIE — Tim Tebow has been playing with the St. Lucie Mets for less than a month — a very small sample size to analyze a baseball player — but the early returns are impressive.</p> <p>After hitting .220/.311/.336 in 64 games at low-A Columbia, the 29-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner is batting .306/.390/.514 with the Mets heading into Thursday night’s game against the Jupiter Hammerheads.</p>
  • WATCH: Tim Tebow Smacks Game-winning Home Run for Mets Farm

    07/14/2017 5:06:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Logan Churchwell
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida – Crossover athlete Tim Tebow hit a walk-off home run Thursday night for the St. Lucie Mets, the Class A Advanced affiliate for the New York MLB franchise. During the second game in the day’s double header, Tebow enjoyed three at bats: hit by pitch, strike out, and home run, respectively. The designated hitter managed two runs in the game. The young Mets bested the Daytona Tortugas, a Cincinnati Reds affiliate, 5 to 4. Breitbart Sports previously reported how Tebow entered the day on an eight-game hitting streak: Tebow has hit safely in 11 of his...
  • Congresswoman Gulbis? Natalie Gulbis considering run for Congress in Nevada

    07/05/2017 11:38:58 AM PDT · by Syncro · 36 replies ^ | June 30, 2017 | Marika Washchyshyn
    According to the Nevada Independent, LPGA star Natalie Gulbis is considering running for Congress in Nevada's third congressional district. She lives in Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, where Republican incumbent Jacky Rosen has indicated she plans to run for Senate and will vacate the seat. Gulbis, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, met with Republicans this week in Washinton, D.C., to explore the idea. Gulbis has always been very public about her support of the president. "He's helped me think of new ways to grow women's golf, advised me to never accept the first offer, and emphasized time and again that there's...
  • The 4 riders who have a legit shot at winning the Tour de France

    06/30/2017 5:24:21 PM PDT · by Baynative · 155 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/26 | Daniel McMahon
    On Saturday, 198 of the world's best cyclists will start the Tour de France. Only four have a realistic shot at winning. That's according to the highest-ranked American bike racer at the Tour, Andrew Talansky, in a recent interview with Business Insider.
  • NBA Champ Steve Kerr, Said to be Balking, Urges Team To Go To White House: ‘Respect the Institution’

    06/22/2017 1:43:12 PM PDT · by drewh · 50 replies
    Mediaite ^ | | 3:34 pm, June 22nd, 2017 | by Joe DePaolo
    There’s been a lot of speculation that the NBA champion Golden State Warriors will not accept the traditional invitation to the White House, given that a number of the team’s star players and even the coach are outspoken critics of President Donald Trump. But as it turns out, the coach — despite his Trump opposition — still wants to go. In a podcast interview with Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News, Golden State coach Steve Kerr said he would want his players to strongly consider going. “Everybody knows I’ve been a very outspoken critic of Trump,” Kerr said....
  • Wounded warriors coach softball to children with similar challenges

    06/17/2017 2:41:37 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 5 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | June 17, 2017 2:23 pm | Kathy Stewart | @KStewartWTOP
    A softball camp coached by wounded warriors teaches kids—who are also amputees—confidence, perseverance and, of course, softball. A softball camp coached by wounded warriors teaches kids—who are also amputees—confidence, perseverance and, of course, softball. WASHINGTON — It’s a kids’ softball camp where the coaches are wounded warriors and the children face similar challenges. But this camp is about so much more than just softball. This is the fifth year the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team has held a softball camp for children ages 8 to 12 who are amputees. This year, 20 kids from across the country attended the...
  • Christian Soccer Player Refuses To Wear Gay Pride Jersey, Withdraws From National Team

    06/16/2017 6:15:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Hello Christian ^ | June 8, 2017 | Will Maule
    Christian soccer player Jaelene Hinkle has withdrawn herself from the U.S. soccer team after it was announced that the squad would be wearing rainbow colored 'gay pride' jerseys in their upcoming game. She cited "personal reasons" for her refusal to play, according to The Christian Post. The star proudly declares Colossians 3:23 on her Twitter which says: "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men." "If you live for people's acceptance, you'll die from their rejection," the tagline also notes on her profile.
  • Petition launched to discourage Warriors from visiting White House

    06/14/2017 11:28:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 14, 2017 | By Alyssa Pereira
    It had barely been a few hours after the Warriors won the NBA Finals when rumors began to fly that the returning champs had "unanimously" decided not to visit the White House to celebrate their win. The report was wrong, however, and shortly thereafter, the Warriors organization confirmed to various media members that the Warriors hadn't yet discussed visiting the White House. As a spokesperson said, "we have not received an invitation to the White House, but will make those decisions when and if necessary." Nevertheless, there are some people who would support a possible Warriors decision to skip a...
  • Did Dennis Rodman Help Release Otto Warmbier in North Korea?

    06/13/2017 1:10:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Heavy ^ | 06/13/2017 | By Jessica McBride
    Dennis Rodman lands in North Korea on June 13, the same day that the North Koreans suddenly free American college student Otto Warmbier. Coincidence? The State Department says so. A spokesman said that Rodman had nothing to do with Warmbier’s release. There’s no evidence that Rodman helped secure the release of Warmbier, a University of Virginia college student sentenced in 2016 to hard labor for ripping down a propaganda poster. The Secretary of State’s initial statement on Warmbier’s release made no mention of Rodman. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced June 13 that Warmbier was being released. Sadly, though,...