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  • BREAKING NEWS: Aaron Hernandez kills himself in prison days after the shamed NFL star was acquitted

    04/19/2017 3:42:30 AM PDT · by Road Warrior ‘04 · 106 replies
    Daily Mail - UK ^ | 4/19/17 | Road Warrior '04
    <p>Just came across on Fox Business. Aaron Hernandez is dead! Hung himself with his bed sheet in his cell.</p>
  • Former Jets player who saved Rod Carew’s life was lifelong fan

    04/15/2017 4:59:44 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 14, 2017 | Chris Perez
    All baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew needed was a new heart and a little hope — what he didn’t know was that a young boy he met almost 20 years ago would be the one to give it to him. The kid was Konrad Reuland, a former Jets and Ravens tight end whose unexpected death from a brain aneurysm shocked friends and teammates last year. He was just 11-years-old when him and the Twins legend first crossed paths.
  • Caller Claims to Know How Tom Brady Stays Young (Rush Limbaugh Show)

    04/15/2017 11:04:48 AM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 32 replies ^ | April 5, 2017 | El Rushbo
    CALLER: Okay. So he is using a medical device from over in Germany. It’s been around for 18 years, and we’re just now hearing about it here in the United States. And it’s a medical device that enhances blood flow all throughout your whole body, and it’s delivering more oxygen and nutrients to dissolve and remove that waste. ... RUSH: I want to go back here to Teresa rather than leave her on hold for the whole segment. Teresa, not a whole lot of time left here, but let me set the stage. She called in the previous hour. She...
  • LaVar Ball on UCLA losing in March Madness: 'You can't win no championship with 3 white guys'

    04/08/2017 4:04:32 AM PDT · by Enchante · 55 replies
    Business Insider UK ^ | Emmett Knowlton
    "Realistically you can't win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow," LaVar told The Orange County Register on Thursday. "I told Lonzo, 'One of these games you might need to go for 30 or 40 points.' It turned out that was the one game. Then once they get to the Elite 8, they're right there." This season, UCLA started three white players: TJ Leaf, Bryce Alford, and Thomas Welsh.
  • Calling Good People "Racist" Isn't New: the Case of Ty Cobb (Video)

    04/03/2017 9:20:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Prager University ^ | 4-3-2017 | Charles Leerhsen He was Major League Baseball's first superstar. The first man ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. And he still has the game's highest career batting average – .366 – almost 90 years after he retired. His name is Ty Cobb. Yet, despite his historic achievements, he is often remembered for being the worst racist and the dirtiest player ever to take the field. If you know baseball, you've heard the stories: Ty Cobb would pistol-whip black men he passed on the street. He once stabbed to death a black waiter in Cleveland just because the young man...
  • Female athletes crushed by 'women who were once men'

    03/26/2017 7:34:03 PM PDT · by boatbums · 131 replies
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 03/26/2017 | WND Exclusive
    Transgenders dominate in weightlifting, track, wrestling, football, basketball, mixed martial arts. You’ve heard the expression, “Boys will be boys.” But what happens when a brawny boy wants to be one of the girls – fiercely competing with females in weightlifting, brutally tackling girls on the football field or even dealing powerful knockout punches to ladies in a mixed martial-arts cage? It’s now happening across America and around the world. Biological males are joining women’s teams, smashing records and dominating in sports such as weightlifting, softball, cycling, track, wrestling, football, volleyball, dodgeball, handball, cricket, golf, basketball and mixed martial arts. The movement for “equality” has apparently inspired transgender athletes...
  • Transgender Wins International Women’s Weightlifting Title

    03/21/2017 3:01:46 AM PDT · by grundle · 67 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 20, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Laurel Hubbard, a 39 year-old transgender who was born male, won her first international women’s weightlifting title in Australia breaking four national records in the process.
  • Peyton Manning for US Senate? Here’s the RINO he could replace

    03/20/2017 9:24:58 AM PDT · by 198ml · 50 replies
    CR ^ | 3/20/17 | Chris Pandolfo
    Is one of the U.S. Senate’s top Republican squishes on his way out in 2020? Rumor is, Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. is considering retirement. The 76-year-old moderate has served as governor of Tennessee, secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush, and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002. He has run for president twice. Were Alexander to run for and win reelection in 2020, he would be 86 at the end of his term. But should he choose not to, former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning has been mentioned as a potential candidate.
  • Colin Kaepernick update: some teams ‘genuinely hate him’

    03/17/2017 5:06:01 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 68 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | March 17, 2017 | Cam Inman
    “First, some teams genuinely believe that he can’t play. They think he’s shot. I’d put that number around 20 percent. “Second, some teams fear the backlash from fans after getting him. They think there might be protests or (President) Trump will tweet about the team. I’d say that number is around 10 percent. Then there’s another 10 percent that has a mix of those feelings. “Third, the rest genuinely hate him and can’t stand what he did [kneeling for the national anthem]. They want nothing to do with him. They won’t move on. They think showing no interest is a...

    03/17/2017 10:07:05 AM PDT · by Kazan · 106 replies
    Bleacher Reporter ^ | 3/17/2017 | Mike Freeman
    It's more than a week into free agency and Colin Kaepernick is still unemployed. Remember, this is a quarterback who played in the Super Bowl only four years ago, yet now it appears he can't get a look from teams. So I set out to discover, once and for all, what teams think of the 29-year-old former Niner. "He can still play at a high level," one AFC general manager said. "The problem is three things are happening with him. "First, some teams genuinely believe that he can't play. They think he's shot. I'd put that number around 20 percent....
  • Floyd Mayweather is 'out of retirement,' calls for June fight with Conor McGregor

    03/11/2017 12:34:30 PM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 11, 2017 | Kevin Iole
    The story that will never die reared its ugly head again on Saturday, when Floyd Mayweather announced in England that he is coming out of retirement. This, of course, is massive news for boxing, given that Mayweather is the greatest boxer of his era and one of the best of all-time. And, being the showman he is, he played it for all it’s worth. “Everybody get your phone out,” Mayweather says. “Post this to the internet as soon as possible.”
  • BREAKING: The Cowboys will release Tony Romo on Thursday, sources told

    Per Twitter Romo to be released by the Cowboys on Thursday.
  • Former University of Florida football All-America (& Ravens safety) arrested on felony drug charges

    02/27/2017 11:33:44 AM PST · by simpson96 · 27 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 ^ | 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, 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 &#57352; @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 ^ | 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