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  • Former University of Florida football All-America (& Ravens safety) arrested on felony drug charges

    02/27/2017 11:33:44 AM PST · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/26/2017 | David J. Neal
    Matt Elam, a Baltimore Ravens safety and former University of Florida All-America, got arrested in Miami-Dade on felony drug charges Saturday night. Elam, 25, was booked into Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center Sunday on possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana; possession of marijuana with intent to sell/distribute/manufacture; possession of a controlled substance; and reckless driving, according to Miami-Dade Corrections records. The first three charges are third degree felonies. Also arrested (snip) were Calvin Stewart, 28, for possession of a concealed weapon and resisting an officer without violence; Fritz Narcisse, 22, and Abdud Narcisse, 23, each on misdemeanor marijuana...
  • Transgender boy wins controversial girls state wrestling title in Texas

    02/26/2017 9:49:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 70 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 2/26/17 | Kristie Rieken/ ap
    A 17-year-old transgender boy completed an undefeated season Saturday by winning a controversial Texas state girls wrestling title in an event clouded by criticism from those who believe the testosterone he's taking as he transitions from female to male created an unfair advantage. The family of Mack Beggs has said he would rather be wrestling boys, but state policy calls for students to wrestle against the gender listed on their birth certificates. So the junior from Euless Trinity beat Chelsea Sanchez 12-2 in the 110-pound weight class to improve to 56-0 and earn the championship.
  • Straight WNBA Star: Lesbian Culture Broke my Spirit

    02/22/2017 11:02:18 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Mark W. Sanchez
    Candice Wiggins was a college star at Stanford, the third pick of the 2008 WNBA draft and a 2011 champion. And at the mountaintop of her basketball career, her sexuality marred the moment. There is a “very, very harmful” culture running throughout the WNBA, she says, which saw her get bullied during her eight-year career because she is heterosexual. Wiggins, who last played in the league in 2015, said she retired prematurely to leave a league that she estimated — wildly — is 98 percent lesbian, and which is played in such isolation that it weighs on the people on...
  • Nike ad sends serious message about equality, opportunity and discrimination

    02/13/2017 6:05:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 12, 2017 | Cindy Boren
    he message in Nike’s powerful new ad campaign is delivered by the biggest stars in the sports firmament and it comes as Black History Month is in its second week. The message is spelled out in black and white, with only the word “EQUALITY,” and the company’s logo. What the company is trying to get across, the week after Under Armour’s Kevin Plank brought down the wrath of one of the company’s biggest stars by praising President Trump’s business acumen and saying he is “a real asset for the country,” comes from images of LeBron James, Serena Williams, Kevin Durant,...
  • Each NHL Team Has an ‘LGBTQ-Inclusion Ambassador’ Now

    02/06/2017 7:03:56 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/6/17 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Every NHL team now has an "LGBTQ-inclusion ambassador" for a league that has no openly gay players.The NHL will host events throughout the month for its "Hockey Is For Everyone™" initiative that raise awareness about LGBTQ issues and gender equality in the all-men league."The NHL is teaming up with the You Can Play project to create more visibility for LGBTQ inclusion in the league and build a list of team ambassadors that creates a web of support reaching all 30 team locker rooms," reported Outsports.com, a website run by SB Nation."In support of their longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion...
  • [Patriots] Martellus Bennett Will Skip Patriots White House Visit

    02/06/2017 6:44:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2/6/17 | Mary Chastain
    New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett has announced he will skip the team’s trip to the White House when President Donald Trump honors them. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in a thrilling Super Bowl on Sunday night: “I haven’t thought about it. I am not going to go,” the New England Patriots tight end said. “I can elaborate later on in life; right now I am just trying to enjoy this … People know how I feel about it, just follow me on Twitter.”Bennett added that he is “not really worried” about potential backlash over skipping the White...
  • Skip Bayless: Tom Brady Passes Michael Jordan As the Greatest Clutch Athlete of All Time

    02/06/2017 1:26:47 PM PST · by drewh · 36 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | Feb 6, 2017 at 10:41a ET | Nick Schwartz  @nick_schwartz
    Tom Brady brought the Patriots back from the dead Sunday night against the Atlanta Falcons, executing the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history to erase a 25-point deficit and win a thriller in overtime. On Monday's episode of "Undisputed," Skip Bayless said that Brady's performance didn't just cement his legacy as the greatest quarterback to ever live - it placed him ahead of Michael Jordan as the best clutch athlete ever. "Just for perspective - the first Super Bowl I ever covered was January 18th of 1976. It was Super Bowl 10, the first Dallas-Pittsburgh Super Bowl. All these games...
  • Patriots Tight End Won’t Attend White House Super Bowl Celebration

    02/06/2017 11:36:48 AM PST · by ColdOne · 138 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 2/6/17 | Jack Heretik
    New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett refuses to attend the team's reception at the White House after winning the Super Bowl LI because he doesn't support President Donald Trump. Bennett made the comments while both speaking with reporters and on Twitter, the Dallas Morning News reported on Monday. Will Patriots TE Martellus Bennett make trip to White House if team goes to honor Super Bowl win? "I'm not going to go." — Brandon George (@DMN_George) February 6, 2017
  • Giants Eli Manning, Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald named co-winners of the NFL Man of the Year

    02/05/2017 10:47:23 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 13 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2-5-2017
    Eli Manning has been a charity Super Mann for years, and now the NFL has officially recognized it. The Giants quarterback was named the co-winner of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award on Saturday night, sharing the award with Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals The two-time Super Bowl MVP is the first Giant to win the award, which was established in 1970 and renamed in 1999 after the late Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back. It’s only the third time in the award’s 47-year history there have been co-recipients.
  • NFL players' union expresses support for Muslim players in wake of Trump's travel ban

    02/03/2017 12:53:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/2/17 | Mark Maske
    The NFL Players Association expressed its support Thursday for Muslim players in the league amid the controversy generated by President Donald Trump's immigration order. NFLPA officials said the union reached out to the families of Muslim players in the NFL at the behest of Eric Winston, the veteran offensive lineman for the Cincinnati Bengals who serves as the union's president. About 15 players and their families were contacted, a union official said.
  • Iran Bans Travel of US Wrestlers in Response to Trump Order

    02/03/2017 12:18:52 PM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 3, 2017 | NASSER KARIMI
    Iran on Friday banned U.S. wrestlers from an important international tournament this month in response to President Donald Trump's executive order forbidding visas for Iranians, the official IRNA news agency reported. A senior Iranian cleric vowed, meanwhile, that his country would continue its missile program despite threats from the Trump administration that it was preparing to levy new sanctions.
  • ESPN Tennis Analyst Sacked Over Bogus Charge of Racism

    02/02/2017 10:01:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Doug Adler does tennis commentary for ESPN. Strike that. Doug Adler used to do tennis commentary for ESPN. After several years working matches for the sports channel, the former tennis pro was advised that his services would no longer be necessary. Full disclosure. I've known Adler for 20 years. Before two back surgeries and a shoulder surgery put my tennis-playing days out to pasture, I hit balls with him at a neighborhood club. More precisely, he would hit the ball to me, and I would attempt to return it. At the club, Adler was well-liked. If there were a bad...
  • Russell Wilson: Trump Might Not Last 4 Years: ‘Barack, Come Back!’

    02/02/2017 7:21:08 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 2/2/2017 | Jay Maxson
    Just so you know, I voted for Hillary (Clinton). But when you think about it’s only been two weeks right? Or even less (someone interrupts to say it’s been 10 days). We’ve got to attack this issue here. So basically, I think that when you think about all the negativity that’s happened within a 10-day period, however many days it’s been, it’s already too much. It’s already crazy. It’s already affecting people’s hearts and souls and lives in such a negative way, in my opinion. Coupling that insightful analysis with the political prognostication for which he is absolutely not known,...
  • Russell Wilson: Donald Trump might not last four years in the White House

    01/31/2017 7:58:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 113 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 31, 2017 | Ryan Wilson
    "...Just so you know, I voted for Hillary [Clinton]," Wilson said in the video. "But, when you think about it's only been, what, two weeks ... We've got to attack this issue here. Basically, I think that when you think about all the negativity that's happened within a 10-day period, or however many days it's been, it's already too much. It's already crazy, it's already affecting people's hearts and souls and lives in such a negative way, in my opinion. "Now you kind of recognize that people's feelings are getting hurt, people's lives getting changed, people are getting sent back...
  • Super Bowl LI Media Day 2017: Patriots' Tom Brady Tells His Dad To Shut Up!

    01/30/2017 5:41:31 PM PST · by drewh · 2 replies
    New Jersey.com ^ | on January 30, 2017 at 12:48 PM, updated January 30, 2017 at 1:23 PM | By Eliot Shorr-Parks | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
    Just six days before Super Bowl LI, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had one message to his dad, Tom Brady Sr., about lashing out at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. His message? Shut it! Which Rutgers alum is X-factor in Super Bowl LI? "I've banned my dad from talking," Brady said Monday on WEEI in Boston, "so he's no longer available to the media." Brady's comments come one day after his dad was critical of Goodell for his handling of Deflategate. "When it happens to your son, it's a whole different context," Brady Sr. said of Deflategate. "Or your daughter...
  • Great-Grandmother Rides $53 Winner At Tampa Bay Downs

    01/29/2017 5:25:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Paulick Report ^ | January 29, 2017
    A devout woman, she credits her personal relationship with Jesus Christ for enabling her to keep competing. “The Lord keeps putting me together – I've broken every bone in my body, I have a titanium leg and I have a plate and screws in my arm,” she said. “I just follow the lead of the Lord and try to be obedient.” And, she added with a smile, “I don't want to retire, and I think I have the mount back on Blue (Haze of Fire).”
  • GOP should draft Peyton Manning for Senate in 2018

    01/27/2017 11:38:27 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/27/17 | PHILIP WEGMANN
    When President Obama praised Peyton Manning for the way he "conducted himself on and off the field," he might have accidentally endorsed the next Republican senator from Indiana. With the first pick in the 1998 draft, the Indianapolis Colts selected Manning for quarterback. And with their ballots in the coming 2018 midterm, the Indiana electorate would certainly choose him for Senate. Looking to beat vulnerable Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly, Republicans could do a lot worse than adding the Super Bowl Champion to their roster. The GOP front office would have to move quickly though. A lifelong Republican, Manning spoke at...
  • Peyton Manning needs to stay out of politics and away from President Trump

    01/27/2017 8:28:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 68 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 27, 2017 | Ebenezer Samuel
    The last thing the United States needs right now is another celebrity personality sticking a nose into politics, another person who has never lived the struggles of average Americans developing the policies to fix average lives. So of course right now is when Peyton Manning surfaces on the political scene, set to flank President Donald Trump at a Senate-House GOP retreat in Philadelphia that began Wednesday. Manning will reportedly speak at the event, part of a lineup that includes Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
  • Coach says his players were called racial slurs, blames election for empowering bigots

    01/27/2017 2:09:41 AM PST · by digger48 · 66 replies
    WISH ^ | January 26, 2017, | WLFI Staff Reports
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The West Lafayette High School boys basketball coach is calling the president of the United States a bigot after two of his players were called the N-word. He wrote about it in a piece published by the Lafayette Journal and Courier. “I finally decided to do it publicly after this incident,” said Dave Wood, who is currently in his 23rd season as the Red Devils’ head coach. Wood said two of his players were walking from Happy Hollow Elementary School to the high school on Monday when an SUV stopped nearby. He said the people...
  • Olivia Munn Upset She's Not Engaged: Rumours Swirl Aaron Rodgers Resents Brother Popped Question 1st

    01/22/2017 3:41:41 PM PST · by drewh · 36 replies
    Hollywood Take ^ | January 19 2007 | By Robin Lempe
    Is Olivia Munn upset that Aaron Rodgers hasn't proposed yet? Sources say Olivia thinks it's taking too long for her and Aaron to get engaged. And she's jealous that JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rogers are making wedding plans. Is Olivia Munn upset she isn’t engaged? Sources claim that she’s resentful that Jordan Rodgers popped the question before his brother, Aaron, did. Olivia, 36, and Aaron Rodgers, 33, have been dating since April of 2014. JoJo and Jordan Rodgers only knew each other a few months before getting engaged on The Bachelorette. Of course, that was the whole goal of The...
  • Yordano Ventura Reportedly Dies In Car Crash At 25

    01/22/2017 9:00:17 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 51 replies
    The Spun.com ^ | 01/22/2017 | Pilgrim's Progress
    The Kansas City Royals’ star pitcher reportedly died in a car crash today. Yordano Ventura, a 25-year-old starting pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, reportedly died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic today. Cristian Moreno, a bilingual sports journalist for ESPN, confirmed the news on Twitter. He says the Dominican police force confirmed the accident and tragic death.
  • USA Today writer: Curt Schilling’s politics are keeping him out of the Hall of Fame

    01/19/2017 10:57:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/17 | Dan Calabrese
    No kidding. Very happy news for me yesterday: Detroit Tiger Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez was voted into the Hall of Fame. (What? He played for some other teams as well? I don’t care.) Magglio Ordonez deserved better than his one-year-and-out fate. Carlos Guillen deserved better than zero votes. You may disagree, and you might even care about players who never played for the Tigers, although I can’t imagine why. But that’s one of the things the Hall of Fame elections are for - debate among fans.
  • Rev. Herb Lusk, an ex-Eagle, says conservative blacks are being intimidated by liberal ones

    01/18/2017 6:46:48 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 01/18/2017 | Jenice Armstrong
    African Americans are quick to snatch somebody's black card.For the uninitiated, taking someone's black card is tantamount to kicking an offending party out of the proverbial club. It's a way of saying, "You're no longer one of us," as in, "Stacey Dash be gone." --SNIP-- "Conservative blacks are being intimidated by liberal blacks," he tweeted. "Why take my black card because I don't think like you? Why?" I called Lusk, a former Eagles running back, Tuesday to see if he cared to elaborate and I got an earful.
  • Ray Lewis on Meeting w/ Trump

    12/15/2016 6:48:10 PM PST · by wiseprince · 22 replies
    Not sure how many people saw this and I didn't see it posted so I wanted it to get some visibility. The race hucksters are not happy about the meeting with Jim Brown and Ray Lewis. They are deathly afraid that Trump can make serious in roads into the black community. Obama is starting to feel like he is no longer the President (which is probably why he's yelling about Russia now) and interviews like this is probably a big part of that.
  • NFL Legend Jim Brown On Meeting With Trump: "I Fell In Love With Him," Earned My Admiration

    12/13/2016 6:46:26 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 33 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 13, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    Famed Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown speaks to CNN after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday. JIM BROWN: We're not bourgeoisie, we're not above the people. But I feel in love with him because he really talks about helping African-America, black people, and that's why I'm here.
  • Sources: LeBron James Among Cavs Not Staying at Donald Trump-Branded Hotel in New York

    12/05/2016 8:34:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/5 | Dave McMenamin
    A group of Cleveland Cavaliers players have been excused from staying at the team's planned accommodations, the Trump SoHo hotel in lower Manhattan, when the defending champions visit New York City this week to play the New York Knicks, multiple team sources told ESPN.com. Other members of the team's traveling party will stay at the 46-story luxury building opened in 2010 and branded through a licensing agreement with President-elect Donald Trump, as the Cavs have a contract with the establishment. LeBron James is included in the faction of players who will not be staying at the Trump SoHo, according to...
  • LeBron won't stay at Trump hotel with team

    12/05/2016 6:39:08 PM PST · by entropy12 · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/2016 | Blog Briefing Room
    LeBron won't stay at Trump hotel with team © Getty Images A group of Cleveland Cavaliers players are refusing to stay at a Trump hotel in New York City, according to ESPN. The Cavaliers have a contract with Trump SoHo hotel in lower Manhattan, but a group of players have been excused from staying there. LeBron James is among the players who will not stay at the hotel, ESPN reports. James endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton about a month before she lost the election to Donald Trump.
  • Few survive after plane carrying Brazilian soccer team crashes

    11/29/2016 6:01:02 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 29 November 2016 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Six people have been pulled out alive from the wreckage of a chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team that crashed in Colombia, killing 75 people, while en route to a championship match, officials said.
  • South Carolina Players Accuse Clemson Players of Using Slurs

    11/27/2016 6:43:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/27
    A brief skirmish between South Carolina and Clemson players broke out on the field before Saturday's game at Memorial Stadium, and Gamecocks players said afterward that it began when a Clemson player shouted a racial slur. The confrontation between the two teams occurred on the field about 80 minutes before the game began, according to The State. South Carolina linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams told reporters that a Clemson player "used the N-word." He said he was unable to identify the player.
  • Biological Male Dominates Women’s Cycling Competition (Sicko BS)

    11/23/2016 6:02:01 AM PST · by Strac6 · 81 replies
    A 36-year-old biological male dominated the women’s division of the El Tour de Tucson last weekend, an annual cycling competition in Arizona that attracts thousands of amateur and professional cyclists. Jillian Bearden — who identifies as a transgender women — won the 106-mile race in 4 hours and 36 minutes, the Arizona Daily Star reported. Bearden finished approximately 25 minutes behind former Mexican Olympian cyclist Hugo Rangel, who took home first place in the men’s division. “It’s absolutely huge,” Bearden told the Daily Star, referring to his victory. “We’re at a moment of time — especially now — where not...
  • Johnny Manziel reaches tentative deal on dismissal of domestic assault case

    11/17/2016 2:02:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Brittany Dunn, a spokeswoman for Dallas County prosecutors, said she couldn't comment because the case was still pending. Manziel, who will turn 24 on Dec. 6, left the courtroom on Thursday without responding to questions. He talked on his phone as he walked ahead of reporters and cameramen and before quickly getting in a car driven by Darnell. "He's doing OK," Darnell said. "Tough kid." Judge Roberto Canas met in chambers for about 15 minutes with the defense and prosecutors. Manziel left the meeting after about five minutes and sat alone at the defense table, mostly looking down. The hearing...
  • Three NBA teams reportedly no longer staying in Donald Trump hotels

    11/16/2016 5:11:27 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/16/16 | Larry Brown
    <p>Three NBA teams reportedly are taking a stand against Donald Trump with their own form of protest.</p> <p>According to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein and Zach Lowe, the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have stopped staying in Trump-branded hotels.</p>
  • Sources: 3 NBA teams stop staying at Trump-brand hotels in NYC and Chicago

    11/16/2016 9:57:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 16, 2016 | Marc Stein and Zach Lowe
    At least three NBA teams have stopped staying at Donald Trump-branded hotels this season in part to avoid any implied association with the new president-elect, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away from Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago, which bear Donald Trump's name through a licensing agreement.
  • Sources: 3 NBA teams stop staying at Trump-brand hotels in NYC and Chicago

    At least three NBA teams have stopped staying at Donald Trump-branded hotels this season in part to avoid any implied association with the new president-elect, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away from Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago, which bear Donald Trump's name through a licensing agreement. Sources say that another Eastern Conference team contracted to stay at the Trump SoHo in New York this season has likewise already decided to switch to a different property in Manhattan when its current contract expires at season's...
  • Kaepernick stands behind decision not to vote for president

    11/15/2016 3:10:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 6:05 PM EST | Janie McCauley
    Colin Kaepernick is standing behind his decision not to vote in the presidential election or even register to take part in the democratic process, saying he can effect change in other ways besides through a ballot. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has knelt through the national anthem all season to protest police brutality and the treatment of minorities, drawing criticism and acclaim alike. He took more heat for not voting last week. “I thought a lot of different things about the process and what I could and couldn’t do,” he said Tuesday. “Once again, the system of oppression is what...
  • NFL Superstar Seeks To Quash Sex Tape

    11/15/2016 10:06:44 AM PST · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 11/15/2016 | William Bastone
    NOVEMBER 15--NFL star Von Miller, the reigning Super Bowl MVP, is seeking to quash the distribution of a sex tape that was recorded several months ago while the Denver Broncos linebacker was vacationing in Mexico, The Smoking Gun has learned. Lawyers for the 27-year-old athlete last week petitioned a Los Angeles judge to issue a restraining order barring Miller’s sex partner from selling or commercially exploiting the tape, which the Los Angeles woman filmed with her phone and reportedly offered to sell to Miller for $2.5 million. While the Los Angeles Superior Court action only lists the name “Doe” as...
  • NFL star Mike Evans kneels during anthem to protest Donald Trump

    11/13/2016 6:47:27 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 130 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 13, 2016 | Matt Young
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans, who starred at Texas A&M and Galveston Ball High School, took a knee during the National Anthem before Sunday's game, but he didn't do it for the same reason as some other players in the NFL. Evans explained after the game that he kneeled during the anthem for the first time this season because Donald Trump has been elected president.
  • Sources: Adam Silver sent NBA-wide email to re-emphasize values

    11/12/2016 9:47:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 11, 2016 | Ohm Youngmisuk
    NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent an email to NBA corporate offices worldwide shortly after the presidential election results to reiterate to NBA employees that the league's core values and commitment to equality and diversity haven't changed, sources told ESPN. Sources said that Silver's email was not in any way making a statement about the election results. In the email, Silver assured NBA employees that the league and its players will continue to work in communities to try to find a way to improve lives with the understanding that the nation had just emerged divided from a contentious election, according to...
  • Jalen Rose: NBA players won't visit White House during Trump presidency

    11/11/2016 6:59:03 AM PST · by kevcol · 125 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | November 10th, 2016 | SI wire
    ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose thinks some professional athletes, especially those in the NBA, who are invited to the White House to be recognized for winning championships will skip the festivities because Donald Trump will be president.
  • Trump election angers, disappoints many in sports world

    11/10/2016 9:58:47 PM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    AP ^ | November 10, 2016 | Tim Reynolds
    "I can't say I've ever been ashamed of our country," Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. "Until today." [LeBron] James openly backed Hillary Clinton for president, and it just so happened that he and the Cleveland Cavaliers were at the White House - part of the standard reward for winning a championship - on the same day Trump was. Obama met with Trump in the Oval Office to talk presidential transition as the Cavaliers were getting a tour, then Obama greeted the NBA champions on the South Lawn about two hours later. There was no mention of Trump during...
  • Harvard shuts down soccer team for secretly rating girls(OMG! Locker room talk!)

    11/04/2016 8:30:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/4/2016 | Ed Straker
    Harvard University shut down its men's soccer team because men on the team secretly rated the attractiveness of girls on the girl's soccer team. Harvard announced on Thursday that it was canceling the rest of the season for its men’s soccer team after university officials uncovered what they described as a widespread practice of the team’s players rating the school’s female players in sexually explicit terms. Lawyers for the university began investigating the men’s team after the college newspaper, The Harvard Crimson, reported last week that a player created a nine-page document in 2012 with numeric ratings, photos and lengthy...
  • Jose Fernandez Found With Cocaine, Alcohol In System At Death (Miami Marlins pitcher)

    10/29/2016 2:20:44 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 56 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 10/29/2016 | James Amalino
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Toxicology reports released Saturday in the death of Jose Fernandez have revealed that the star pitcher used drugs and alcohol just before crashing his boat off Miami Beach. Fernandez and two friends, Emilio Macias, 27, and Eduardo Rivero, 25, died last month. Reports show Fernandez’s blood alcohol was at 0.147, nearly twice the legal limit, and he had cocaine and other substances in his system at the time of his death. Both Macias and Rivero were found to be under the legal limit for alcohol. Though, Rivero’s blood showed cocaine and other substances, as well. Macias was...
  • Boston Red Sox Legend Curt Schilling Says He'll Run Against Elizabeth Warren for US Senate

    10/18/2016 9:10:22 AM PDT · by drewh · 49 replies
    CBS ^ | 1 hour ago | Dayn Perry
    The former major league pitcher has had political aspirations for some time Curt Schilling, who pitched for parts of 20 seasons in the major leagues and won 216 career games, has announced his intention to run for U.S. Senate against Democrat Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts. Here's what Schilling said on Tuesday: Schilling, 49, self-identifies as a conservative, and has established himself as a controversial political gadfly since retiring from baseball in 2007. Schilling previously said he would run for president in 2020 or 2024. As for Warren, 67, she's in her first term in the Senate. In 2012, she defeated...
  • The day a college football player stood alone to honor America

    10/17/2016 4:53:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    (Courtesy of Jeff Hill) Connor Brewer is fiercely loyal to his college football team. But he is also fiercely loyal to the United States of America. So when the Millikin University football team decided to protest the national anthem by remaining inside the locker room – instead of on the sidelines - Connor was faced with a decision. Would he join his teammates in their university-approved safe space or would he stand on the sidelines and honor America? Connor chose to stand – alone. One of my readers sent me a photograph of what transpired on Oct. 15th at...
  • Tim Tebow lays hands on man, seizure stops

    10/12/2016 11:35:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Miracle?... What’s the bigger surprise here? That the Washington Post wrote a story about a Scottsdale Scorpions game in the Arizona Fall League? Or that the Post actually took somewhat seriously the possibility that a Christian man laid hands on an ailing person and performed some modicum of healing? I don’t think the chances are very good that they run tomorrow’s Salt River Rafters box score, so I guess you’ve got your answer.
  • NFL Straw Poll: 21 Of 21 White Players Plan To Vote For Trump

    10/05/2016 11:50:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Real GM ^ | October 5, 2016 | Mike Freeman, Bleacher Report
    The issue of Donald Trump's candidacy for the White House has been discussed in NFL locker rooms. Some players say there have been low-level confrontations while others say friendships have ended. Here is a straw poll of 43 NFL players on how they plan on voting in the election: •20 of 22 black NFL players plan to vote for Hillary Clinton. •2 of 22 black NFL players plan to vote for Donald J. Trump. •21 of 21 white NFL players plan to vote for Trump. “A lot of black players believe saying the first black president isn’t really American is...
  • VIDEO: What Tim Tebow did with the first pitch he saw as a professional baseball player

    09/29/2016 8:33:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/29/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Gone... Call this mainly a feel-good video to start your day with - a gift from us to you before we return to whatever nonsense Hillary and her media megaphones are trying to shove down our throats today. When the New York Mets signed Tim Tebow to a minor league contract a few weeks ago, the signing was widely derided as a silly publicity stunt - particularly by one especially contemptible sportswriter known to our readership as a vindictive obsessive stalker cockroach. But that’s what Raid is for.
  • LEGENDARY GOLFER ARNOLD PALMER DIES AT 87, UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES

    09/25/2016 5:53:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 98 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 25, 2016 | FoxNews.Com
    Breaking News.
  • Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident

    09/25/2016 2:53:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 69 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 25, 2016 | 9:29a | Sophia Rosenbaum
    <p>Neither booze nor drugs played a role in the boating accident that killed Miami Marlins pitching great Jose Fernandez, authorities said Sunday.</p> <p>The 24-year-old star hurler and two male buddies died when their 30-foot boat crashed off Miami Beach around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Florida official said.</p>
  • Jose Fernandez, pitcher, Miami Marlins, killed in boating accident per ESPN

    09/25/2016 6:18:21 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 119 replies
    ESPN | 9/25/2016 | Me
    Linda Cohen ESPN just announced on TV. Other reports on SB Nation. Terrible news- terrific young pitcher.