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  • 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    Christian soccer player Jaelene Hinkle has withdrawn herself from the U.S. soccer team after it was announced that the squad would be wearing rainbow colored 'gay pride' jerseys in their upcoming game.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,...
  • NBA champion Warriors skipping the White House visit, as a unanimous team decision per reports.

    06/13/2017 10:29:55 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 112 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6-13-2017
  • Sanya Richards-Ross Says She Got Abortion Before Beijing Olympics

    06/06/2017 10:50:28 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 37 replies ^ | June 6, 2007 | unsigned
    U.S. Olympic sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross has revealed she had an abortion the day before flying to Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Games. Sanya dropped the bombshell in her new book, 'Chasing Grace' -- saying she and her husband, Aaron Ross (a former NYG cornerback), made the decision together during a phone call. "Everything I ever wanted seemed to be within reach," SRR wrote ... "The culmination of a lifetime of work was right before me." *** Sanya competed in the 400m race that year -- and won the bronze medal. However, she won gold as part of the 4x400 relay...
  • Now Turkey has arrested the father of an NBA player

    06/05/2017 7:50:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    You may remember NBA forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Enes Kanter. He’s the one who Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would like the United States to turn over to him because of his outspoken criticism of the regime which is currently eradicating democracy in Turkey. For the time being Kanter seems to be safe enough here in the United States, but his positions have caused him a lot of trouble in his native land. His own family disowned him, either out of disapproval of his positions or in fear of their own government. That wasn’t enough to save...
  • PEYTON MANNING Golfs with Trump FORE-MAHA!!!

    06/05/2017 6:23:03 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/5/2017 | tmz
    President Donald Trump has a new golf buddy ... Peyton Manning. The two hit the links together at Trump National Golf Club in Virginia on Sunday -- along with Republican Sen. Bob Corker from Tennessee (same state where Peyton played his college ball). The group reportedly spent roughly 4 and a half hours playing -- no word on who emerged victorious. Manning was in town to receive the Lincoln Medal in D.C. later that night. Seems Trump has filled his QB void after his rift with his ex-BFF Tom Brady.
  • Transgender Athlete Beats Girls But Would’ve Placed Last Against Boys

    06/05/2017 1:29:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 83 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/4/17 | Rob Shimshock
    A transgender high school athlete beat girls in the Connecticut track state championship Tuesday, but his time would have placed him last in the boys’ race.Andraya Yearwood, a freshman at Cromwell High School, placed first in the girls’ 100-meter and 200-meter dash finals against girls from other schools in the region, according to Turtleboy Sports. But his time would have earned him last place in both boys’ competitions.Yearwood finished the girls’ 100-meter dash with a time of 12.66 seconds and the girls’ 200-meter dash in 26.08 seconds.The last-place finishers for the boys’ 100-meter and 200-meter dashes, Shayne Beckloff and Terrance...

    05/29/2017 9:29:05 AM PDT · by xp38 · 77 replies
    TMZ ^ | May 29 2017 | TMZ
    Tiger Woods has been arrested on DUI charges in Jupiter, Florida. The golfer was stopped by cops early Monday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He was taken in around 3 AM and released from Palm Beach County Jail at 10:50 AM. You'll recall ... when Tiger and then wife Elin Nordegren got into their blowout fight back in 2009, he hit a tree while allegedly driving under the influence of Ambien. He was not charged with DUI at the time. Story developing ...
  • Jim Bunning, former senator and baseball Hall of Famer, dies at age 85

    05/27/2017 11:08:10 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 54 replies
    Spectrum News Pure Politics ^ | 5/27/2017 | Kevin Wheatley
    Former U.S. Senator and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Bunning has died at age 85. ... Jim Bunning served as a state senator, becoming minority leader of the Republican caucus in his first term, before winning northern Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District seat in 1986. He mounted an unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign in 1983 against former Gov. Martha Layne Collins and went from the U.S. House of Representatives to the Senate in 1998, where he served for two terms. Bunning, who suffered a stroke in October, pitched Major League Baseball’s seventh perfect game in 1964 as a member of the...
  • Saudi Muslim cleric demands FIFA ban players from making sign of the cross

    05/12/2017 8:36:24 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 11, 2017 | Christine Williams
    "Muhammad Alarefe, a prominent Saudi religious leader, has demanded that FIFA, the international soccer governing body, instruct players to stop making the Christian sign of the cross." For many Christians, their deep, personal and peaceful faith is inextricable from every aspect of their life. Making the sign of the cross — or any other religious gesture — should not pose a problem or threat to anyone, but to the Islamic supremacist leader Muhammad Alarefe and his ilk, any religious expression outside of Islam represents a threat, especially since FIFA is so prestigious. Let’s hope FIFA honors the religious freedoms of...
  • Michael Oher of 'Blind Side' fame accused of assaulting Uber driver

    05/06/2017 4:45:26 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies
    ABC 15 ARIZONA ^ | 05 MAY 2017 | AP
    Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Michael Oher is accused of assaulting an Uber driver last month in Nashville, Tenn. Oher, 30, was charged with misdemeanor assault after police said he pushed the Uber driver to the ground and kicked him in the leg over a fare dispute on April 14, multiple Tennessee media outlets reported Thursday.
  • US bobsledder Steven Holcomb, 37, found dead

    05/06/2017 3:57:22 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 8 replies
    ABC News / AP ^ | 5/6/2017 | Tim Reynolds
    Steven Holcomb, the longtime U.S. bobsledding star who drove to three Olympic medals after beating a disease that nearly robbed him of his eyesight, was found dead in Lake Placid, New York, on Saturday. He was 37. The U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Bobsled and Skeleton announced the death of the 2010 gold medalist, the cause of which remains unclear. However, officials said there were no indications of foul play after a preliminary investigation at the Olympic Training Center where Holcomb was found in his room. An autopsy was tentatively scheduled for Sunday. The native of Park City, Utah, was...
  • Tebow huge draw in the minors, fans packing small stadiums

    05/06/2017 10:23:01 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 85 replies ^ | Pete Iacobelli, AP Sports Writer
    Tim Tebow is a big-league hit in the minor leagues. The Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback has minor league fans around the Single A South Atlantic League flocking to stadiums and jamming ticket lines to see the Columbia Fireflies outfielder and designated-hitter. The Hickory Crawdads sold out four games with the Fireflies, its total of 17,500 for the series surpassing the 15,900 they drew their first eight games. "We had 4,500 people in the stands," Crawdads season ticket holder Christopher Pack said, "and 4,300 were there to see Tim Tebow." People show up in Tebow's NFL jerseys, and...
  • Charles Barkley: 'Time we talk about race in America'

    05/04/2017 1:37:59 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 89 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 5/4/2017
    Charles Barkley, who caught some heat in 2014 for calling rioters in Ferguson, Mo., “scumbags,” might not be everyone’s go-to guy to talk about race, much less to spark a national dialogue on the subject. But the former Sixers great and Inside the NBA analyst will be talking plenty – and listening, too — in his four-hour docu-series, American Race. (When the show was first announced last summer, its working title was The Race Card.) The first episode gets a preview after NBA playoff coverage Sunday (11:30 p.m., TNT). On Monday, all four episodes will be available on demand, or on...
  • 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...