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  • Gene Simmons: Reporters Harass Tim Tebow, Give Troubled Athletes a Pass

    07/14/2014 7:49:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    bretibart.com ^ | 7/13/2014 | Kate O'Hare
    KISS star Gene Simmons says sports reporters hold morally upright athletes like Tim Tebow to a different standard that those who find trouble wherever they go. "It's interesting to me that media often picks on the good guys and lets the bad guys get a pass," says Simmons, the entrepreneurial rocker who recently expanded his empire to include a professional sports team.
  • Floyd Mayweather Heads 2014 List Of The World's Highest-Paid Athletes

    07/13/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 11, 2014 | Kurt Badenhausen
    Floyd Mayweather has been cashing multi-million checks for his fights for more than a decade. He banked at least $25 million for each of his past nine bouts going back to 2007 when he defeated Oscar De La Hoya in the most watched fight in the history of boxing pay-per-view events. Mayweather has earned almost $400 million in the ring since he turned pro in 1996 after the Olympics, but he has never had a year like this past one. Mayweather earned $105 million during the past 12 months for 72 minutes of work in the ring for fights against...
  • Brazil's Neymar has broken vertebra

    07/04/2014 5:32:12 PM PDT · by aposiopetic · 19 replies
    ESPN ^ | 7/4/14 | ESPN Staff
    Neymar has been ruled out of the World Cup after Brazil's team doctor confirmed he suffered a broken vertebra late in Friday's quarterfinal victory against Colombia.
  • Baseball All-Star voting ends tonight, post your choices

    Voting for the starting position players for the MLB All-Star game ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern). The final rosters will have 34 players on a side, with all teams being represented. Factors I weigh in making my choices (in descending order): 1) How the guy is doing this year. 2) How he did last year. 3) How he did the last two or three years. 4) The guy's whole career. Here then are my choices, starters listed first, followed by backups: NATIONAL LEAGUE C: Lucroy, Molina, Posey 1B: Goldschmidt, Freeman, Rizzo, Morneau 2B: Utley, Murphy SS: Tulowitzki, Ramirez 3B:...
  • Shhhh! Tim Howard’s a Christian

    07/02/2014 7:12:58 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7-2-14 | Katie Yoder
    The media are poring over each and every detail of the life of U.S. soccer team’s heroic goalkeeper. Here’s one they probably won’t mention: Tim Howard is a Christian. Beating the U.S. soccer team in a 2-1 game, Belgium eliminated the U.S. from the World Cup, on July 1. Despite that, the U.S. team still boasted a win: goalkeeper Tim Howard made 16 goal saves during the match, the most in World Cup history since 1966 (when record-keeping first began). ABC, CBS and NBC noted the champion’s popularity – but failed to mention his faith. During the morning segments after...
  • FIFA BANS SUAREZ FOR 4 MONTHS FOR BITING OPPONENT

    06/26/2014 7:14:37 AM PDT · by Paradox · 41 replies
    associated press ^ | 6/26/2014 | AP
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- FIFA has banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football activities for four months for biting an opponent at the World Cup, ruling him out of the rest of the tournament and the start of the upcoming Premier League season. The ban also covers Uruguay's next nine international games, which goes beyond the next four months and rules him out of next year's Copa America. FIFA also fined the Liverpool striker 100,000 Swiss francs ($112,000).
  • Mr. Padre Passes: Tony Gwynn Loses Battle With Cancer

    06/16/2014 10:58:40 AM PDT · by kingattax · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jun 2014
    Tony Gwynn, the left-handed right fielder who starred at San Diego State and then for the San Diego Padres, passed away Monday morning after a four-year fight with salivary-gland cancer. Gwynn's death comes a day after he received a contract extension to coach the San Diego State Aztecs baseball team. The fifty-four-year-old San Diego legend had been on medical leave. The bowling-ball shaped hitting machine batted .338 in twenty major league seasons, all with the Padres. He finished with 3,141 hits. In addition to his eight batting titles, Mr. Padre also collected seven Gold Gloves patrolling right field. The fifteen-time...
  • Dan Marino Sues NFL, Says He Was Hurt By Football Concussions

    06/02/2014 7:20:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/2/14 | Dan Diamond
    Dan Marino has sued the NFL, claiming that playing professional football left him suffering from concussion-related injuries, Nathan Fenno reports for the Los Angeles Times. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia last week, according to the Times. Fourteen other players joined Marino in the suit.
  • Boston tries to be 1st city with "College Athlete Bill of Rights"

    05/19/2014 3:38:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 19, 2014 | Jon Solomon
    Boston is trying to become the first city to provide health-care and educational rights to college athletes beyond what the NCAA requires. Legislation has been enacted or proposed at the federal and state level for a “College Athlete Bill of Rights.” But Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim has taken the unique step of going local. He filed a pair of ordinances Friday related to the educational and health rights for athletes who play college sports in Boston. Among the potential laws for Boston universities:
  • Michael Sam's boyfriend Vito..dad did time for sports betting..grandfather..mobster 'Willie the Rat'

    05/12/2014 12:19:43 PM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2014 | Lydia Warren
    Wiping away tears before sharing a passionate kiss for the cameras, new NFL pick Michael Sam and his boyfriend were the picture of joy on Saturday. As the photograph of their embrace quickly spread across the internet, Sam celebrated being the first openly-gay player drafted to the NFL - and viewers wondered about the identity of his man. He has now been named as Vito Cammisano, a 23-year-old fellow University of Missouri alum, who starred on the school's swim team - and who apparently comes from one of the state's most infamous mobster families. Online records indicate that he is...
  • Michael Sam drafted by the Rams

    05/10/2014 6:41:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 93 replies
    espn ^ | 5/10/14
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Michael Sam made history Saturday afternoon, as the St. Louis Rams made him the 249th overall choice in the 2014 NFL draft. The Missouri defensive end becomes the first openly gay player to be drafted in league history and seeks to be the first openly gay player ever to play in the NFL. Video of Sam receiving the call from the Rams and coach Jeff Fisher revealed the player's emotion while surrounded by friends, family and his boyfriend. "In a world of diversity we live in, I am honored to be a part of this," Fisher...
  • 2014 NFL Draft Thread 8pm EDT

    05/08/2014 3:26:21 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 228 replies
    Johnny Manziel to Dallas?
  • “Professional Blacks,” Professional Sports and Media Hawks Keep Racism Afloat

    05/03/2014 10:38:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Sports Illustrated's Fansided ^ | May 3, 2014 | Allen Jones
    National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner Adam Silver had no choice but to come down “hard” as some judged the punishment on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his stellar racist performance, captured on audio tape. I laughed at the punishment. “Banned for life” on an 80-year-old man? Maximum NBA fine of $2.5 million for a racist billionaire’s conduct is equally laughable. Nevertheless, I believe Commissioner Silver would have imposed a greater punishment if allowed under NBA rules. Commissioner Silver’s press conference deserves no more than a C+ grade due to the lack of his leadership experience in the fight...
  • Bill O'Reilly Asks Kentucky Wildcats’ Coach How He Controls Black Players (Video)

    04/16/2014 7:43:42 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 04/15/2014 | By Michael Allen
    Fox News' host Bill O'Reilly has devoted many broadcasts of this TV show, "The O'Reilly Factor," to what he believes are problems in the black community. O'Reilly, who has blamed black crime on black, unwed mothers, interviewed Kentucky Wildcats basketball coach John Calipari last night about controlling his black players, notes Salon.com (video below). According to New York Magazine, during the interview, O'Reilly asked Calipari, "I don't know if you listen to this rap stuff and the hip-hop stuff, but it has coarsened. Has that changed their attitude? How do you impose discipline on kids who are gonna do what...
  • Hank Aaron likens Republicans to KKK

    04/09/2014 5:20:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 104 replies
    worldnetdaily ^ | 4/9/2014 | unknown
    'Back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts'
  • Tiger Woods Has Back Surgery

    04/01/2014 11:31:36 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 87 replies
    ESPNDOTCOM ^ | 1Apr 2014 | Bob Harig
    Tiger Woods will miss the Masters after undergoing back surgery earlier this week for a pinched nerve that has been hurting him for several months, the world's No. 1 player said Tuesday on his website. It will be the first time in 20 years that Woods will not play in the event. The microdiscectomy was performed Monday by neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Rich in Park City, Utah. The statement said Woods will begin "intensive rehabilitation and soft-tissue treatment" within a week, and the goal is for him to return to competition "sometime this summer."
  • College Athletes may Regret Unionization

    03/29/2014 11:02:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    American Thinker ^ | 03/29/2014 | By Michael Bargo Jr.
    Going forward, every NATO member state must step up and carry its share of the burden. — President Barack Obama, March 26, 2014 On Wednesday, addressing an assembly of young Europeans, President Obama issued a challenge. Faced with a resurgent Russia, he said, and in view of the shaky global economy, Europeans must spend more on defense. His sentiment is well founded. Let’s be clear: EU defense spending is woefully inadequate. Excluding Britain, France, Germany, and perhaps Italy, the EU states are fundamentally incapable of full-spectrum operations. And the military of America’s greatest ally, the British, is being forced...
  • 19-year-old Navy RB McKamey dies after being in coma

    03/26/2014 6:10:35 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 25 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 3/26/2014
    Navy football player Will McKamey, who has been hospitalized since collapsing at practice three days ago, has died while in a coma. He was 19. The academy says the freshman running back from Knoxville, Tenn., died at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Tuesday with his family by his side.
  • Jim Kelly needs surgery for aggressive, spreading cancer

    03/25/2014 6:18:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | March 25, 2014 | Michael David Smith
    Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is preparing for another surgery related to his oral cancer. ... On her personal website, Kelly’s wife wrote that “the cancer’s back, aggressive, and starting to spread.”
  • Arne Duncan: ‘Worth Considering’ Giving Athletes Free Grad School Education

    03/24/2014 7:12:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 24, 2014 - 11:44 AM | Melanie Hunter
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday said it was “worth considering” giving student athletes a free graduate school education in addition to the free ride they already get for undergrad. “Yeah, I think that’s really important. People talk about helping them graduate from college. Yes, they should do that, but M.B.A., you know Master’s, PhD, having some ability for the rest of your life to go back and get education. I think that’s something worth considering. Some folks are talking about the medical expenses long term. I think that’s a fair question on the table,” Duncan...
  • David Beckham's Goldenballs could have been fish food

    03/24/2014 3:14:05 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | 24th March 2014 | Peter Dyke
    The former England ace was filming a jungle expedition for the BBC which will be aired before the World Cup finals in Brazil this summer. Becks, 38, will be seen camping out in the rainforest, fishing for food, cooking and also coming face to face with some of the native wildlife. But he was ordered not to go swimming. Along with piranhas, a nasty eel-like creature called a Candiru, nicknamed the “vampire fish”, lurks in the waters of the River Amazon. They are hard to spot as they are transparent and if they target a male swimmer, they can enter...
  • What White People Don’t See When They Watch Basketball

    03/20/2014 11:41:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/20 | Jonathan Chait
    A couple of years ago, the basketball team I root for, the University of Michigan, had a player named Zack Novak. Everybody loved his story. He was slow and pudgy coming out of high school, recruited by nobody, and offered a spot at Michigan. Turned out he could play, at least some. He was only six foot three, but he played power forward, compensating for his lack of size and skill with unrelenting effort. He graduated from the business school and became team captain. If you watch college sports, you know the kind of player I’m talking about. Right: a...
  • Cardinal Dolan says "Bravo!" (to Gay Football Player Michael Sam)

    03/09/2014 4:44:13 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 43 replies
    "Who am I to judge?" makes a triumphant entry in the American subset of the College of Cardinals, in an interview granted to the highest-rated political debate program on US television, to be broadcast tomorrow: Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York praised University of Missouri football star Michael Sam for coming out as gay, saying he would not judge the athlete for his sexual orientation. "Good for him," Dolan said in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" airing Sunday. "I would have no sense of judgment on him," Dolan continued. "God bless ya. I don't think, look, the same...
  • Transgender male sues for $2.5 million and the right to compete against women at CrossFit Games

    03/08/2014 6:37:02 AM PST · by massmike · 61 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 03/08/2014 | BEN JOHNSON
    A transgender man is suing a strength competition for $2.5 million after CrossFit denied him the right to compete against women. Chloie Jonnson, who was born male, wants to test his brawn against female athletes in the CrossFit Games, a grueling series of contests designed to find the world's most fit competitors. When a female rival raised questions about Jonnson being considered a woman, CrossFit said he must compete as a man. Jonnson had a sex-change operation in 2006 and is legally recognized in the state of California as a woman. Incensed, he filed a $2.5 million lawsuit against the...
  • Former Oklahoma and Cowboys coach Barry Switzer: ‘I’d never recruit a white quarterback’

    03/02/2014 5:45:00 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 62 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 | JOHN HEALY
    Former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer has been a pretty harsh critic of Texas A&M quarterback and possible No. 1 draft pick Johnny Manziel. On Thursday, Switzer took that criticism to a new level. In an interview with WNSR Sports Radio in Nashville, Switzer was asked if he were an NFL coach, would he draft Manziel? Switzer begins by saying he “loves his ability, Johnny can play,” but out of nowhere Switzer brings race into the equation. "I've always said I'd never recruit a white quarterback,” Switzer said. “The only way I'd ever recruit a white quarterback to...
  • Charles Barkley: 'Thug,' 'Street Cred' New 'N-words'

    02/24/2014 12:34:28 PM PST · by chessplayer · 101 replies
    NBA Hall of Famer and TNT commentator Charles Barkley said on Friday that he believes "thug" and "street cred" are racial slurs that are equivalent to the "N-word."
  • Report: Jason Collins to sign with Nets, become NBA’s first openly gay athlete

    02/23/2014 11:15:40 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 53 replies
    SI ^ | 2/23/14 | MATT DOLLINGER
    The Brooklyn Nets are expected to sign Jason Collins to a 10-day contract later today, according to a report from ESPN.com, which would make him the first openly gay athlete in NBA history. Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com reports that Collins will meet with the Nets later today and is expected to be signed and dress for tonight’s game against the Lakers.
  • The NFL Might Ban the Use of the N-Word on the Field

    02/23/2014 11:39:07 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/23 | Delia Paunescu
    The NFL's competition committee is expected to enact a rule at their March owners meeting that would penalize players fifteen yards if they use the n-word on the field. John Wooten, the head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which monitors diversity in the league, told ESPN that he thinks the automatic fifteen-yard penalty should apply to first-time offenders, while second infractions should be punished with ejection. "I will be totally shocked if the competition committee does not uphold us on what we're trying to do," Wooten said. "We want this word to be policed from the parking lot to the...
  • Richie Incognito: White Scapegoat For NFL Culture of Bullying

    02/20/2014 10:34:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Richie Incognito, an NFL Miami Dolphin, is a clubhouse bully who was suspended for traumatizing teammate Jonathan Martin. A new NFL investigative report found that Richie, a white, soon-to-be free agent veteran, abused Martin, a black player then in his rookie season. The report accuses Incognito and two other players of using racially charged abusive language and engaging in abusive conduct directed toward the black rookie. Incognito, according the to investigation, was the ringleader. Richie Incognito, meet former Los Angeles City firefighter Tennie Pierce. Or more precisely, meet Pierce's firefighter "friends" -- who stand accused of bullying the black LAFD...
  • NFL to penalize use of racial slur

    02/22/2014 1:38:57 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    espn ^ | 2/22/14
    The head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which monitors diversity in the NFL, expects the league to institute a rule where players would be penalized 15 yards for using the N-word on the field. John Wooten, the head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, anticipates that the NFL's competition committee will enact the rule at the owners' meeting next month. "We did talk about it, I'm sure that you saw near the end of the year that Fritz Pollard (Alliance) came out very strong with the message that the league needs to do something about the language on the field," said...
  • Tinder Hook-Ups Off the Hook Among Sochi Athletes

    02/13/2014 10:59:19 AM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 12, 2014 | Susan Donaldson James
    Olympic-gold snowboarder Jamie Anderson confesses she and the other female athletes are checking out “a lot of cuties” in Sochi with the dating app Tinder, according to US magazine. The 23-year-old from Lake Tahoe, Calif., said matchmaking has reached new levels in the Olympic Village. “Tinder in the Olympic Village is next level,” she told US. “It’s all athletes! In the mountain village it’s all athletes. It’s hilarious. There are some cuties on there.” But, she warns, the preoccupation with Tinder can be “way too distracting,” so she deleted her account. And it seems to have paid off. Anderson clinched...
  • Rodman drunk, vomited, defecated all over Koryo Hotel in NK

    02/10/2014 12:01:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 72 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | February 9, 2014 | Lee Kyung-min
    Dennis Rodman checking himself into an alcohol rehabilitation center upon returning from a trip to North Korea was the first news all over the U.S. media, but at that time, he confirmed only to the fact that he is an addict and has never recovered from the habit. But according to a report cited by Free North Korea Radio, he was practically forced out of the hermit kingdom for his full-blown drunk and disorderly behavior. “Rodman was drunk the whole week of his stay. And the night before he left for the U.S., he was drunk unconscious, and vomited everywhere...
  • Openly gay ski jumper: It's not worth protesting Russia's anti-gay law because 'no one cares'

    02/10/2014 11:06:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/10/2014
    An openly gay women's ski jumper says protests against Russia's law banning homosexual "propaganda" aimed at minors aren't worth it because "no one cares." Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria, who is a gold medal favorite in the women's normal hill, married partner Isabel Stolz last year. After training Sunday, she said, "I don't think it's a good idea to make protests here, no one cares ... I know Russia will go and make the right steps in the future and we should give them time."
  • Michael Sam, Missouri Star And NFL Prospect, Announces He’s Gay

    02/09/2014 5:53:01 PM PST · by massmike · 150 replies
    http://nesn.com/ ^ | 02/09/2014 | NESN Staff
    Michael Sam, the SEC’s Defensive Player of the Year and Missouri’s All-American defensive lineman, told ESPN’s Outside the Lines and The New York Times on Sunday that he is gay. Sam is projected to be a mid-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft after leading the SEC with 11.5 sacks and 19 tackles for a loss, but he’ll be happy playing for whatever team wants him.
  • Sochi 2014: 'Russian women are notoriously sexual. Stop judging us'

    02/08/2014 8:55:38 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 104 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06 Feb 2014 | Louisa Peacock
    No sooner did AdMe.ru publish racy pictures of Russia's female athletes competing at Sochi wearing next to nothing, did the shots go viral online. And then came the judgment. Column inches spoke of the 'demeaning' way Russia is marketing its female Olympians. Others said the photos were controversial, adding that it brings a whole new meaning to the phrase 'checking out the competition'. True, the photos are racy. True, these girls look like gorgeous pin-up models fit for a Pirelli calendar (well they are Olympic athletes; all those hours down the gym is bound to pay off). But what, really,...
  • Olympic athletes warned about wearing team gear

    01/24/2014 7:53:06 AM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    MyFoxNY.com ^ | January 24, 2014 | MyFoxNy
    By FOX NEWS - The State Department is telling American athletes competing in the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics to avoid wearing team gear outside the games' venues amid growing concerns over terrorist threats in the Russian resort town, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  • 100 Greatest Sports Photos of all Time [slideshow warning]

    01/21/2014 3:49:45 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 64 replies
    This is old. I think I saw it last year, but still pretty cool. No way around the slideshow, so spare me. Some I don't agree with, and some are missing. But who am I?
  • To Those Who Would Call Me a Thug - Seahawks CB Richard Sherman explains interview

    01/20/2014 9:21:37 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 114 replies
    mmqbsi.com ^ | 1/20/14 | Richard Sherman
    ‘To Those Who Would Call Me a Thug or Worse …’ I show passion on the football field—but that’s only a small part of who I am. If you want to judge me, I can handle it. By Richard Sherman · More from Richard· 0 What a night, and what a finish. Near midnight I still had about 70 unread text messages from friends and family, most of which read, “Best interview ever!” Many of my Twitter mentions were less supportive. My body ached. I was thrilled and proud and upset, all at once. Here’s what happened …
  • Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman goes off during post-game interview with Erin Andrews

    01/20/2014 8:35:26 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 134 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | January 19, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    During a post-game sideline interview with Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman went off on San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree while giving himself some high praise: Video at Link.
  • Manning or Brady?

    01/19/2014 11:42:55 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 112 replies
    January 19, 2014 | Self
    Game between Broncos and the mis-named Patriots, from leftist Boston, is about to start. Living in Colorado I will be rooting for Manning against reported liberal Brady. Just knowing that John F'n Kerry will be rooting for his "Patriots" makes me want the Broncos to win even more. Who are other FReeper football fans rooting for?
  • Obama: Danger of concussions in NFL ‘no longer a secret’

    01/19/2014 7:36:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    January 19, 2014, 10:10 am Obama: Danger of concussions in NFL ‘no longer a secret’ By Justin Sink President Obama said that he believed NFL players “know what they’re doing” and understood the impact that concussions could have on their long-term health in an interview with The New Yorker published on Sunday, adding that he would not let his son play pro football. “At this point, there’s a little bit of caveat emptor,” Obama said. “These guys, they know what they’re doing. They know what they’re buying into. It is no longer a secret. It’s sort of the feeling I...
  • APNewsbreak: Rodman checks into rehab center

    01/18/2014 5:08:30 PM PST · by dynachrome · 44 replies
    AP ^ | 1-18-14 | DAN GELSTON
    Dennis Rodman has checked into an undisclosed alcohol rehabilitation center to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism, his agent says. Darren Prince declined on Saturday to say which facility will treat Rodman and how long he will be there. Rodman recently returned to the United States from his latest trip to North Korea.
  • U.S. hockey goalie told to remove "We the People" from Olympic helmet

    01/17/2014 12:16:06 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    News 96.5 Orlando Via WPXI ^ | January 17, 2014 | Joe Kelley
    women's Olympic hockey team has been ordered to remove an image from the United States Constitution from her helmet. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) considers the image to be 'propoganda,' and forbids it. Goalie Jessie Vetter has been told to remove the image, particularly the line "We the People," her name and the Olympic rings. "No writings of any kind to promote the country is allowed," helmet designer Ron Slater tells InGoal magazine. "A sort of 'our country is better than your country' kind of thing that the IOC frowns upon. Her name had to come off because they see...
  • Alex Rodriguez suspended for 162 games

    01/11/2014 7:46:51 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 34 replies
    SI.com ^ | Saturday, January 11, 2014 | Jay Jaffe
    ... The ruling, issued by arbitrator Frederic Horowitz, is a reduction from the 211-game suspension Rodriguez was handed by MLB commissioner Bud Selig back in August, but it’s still the longest drug-related suspension in MLB history. For the 38-year-old Rodriguez, it means the loss of an entire season and $25 million in salary. The Yankees will gain $27.5 million worth of salary relief for luxury tax purposes, since the average annual value of his deal is what counts there. That will aid the team’s attempt to get below the $189 million threshold to reset their luxury tax rate, but it...
  • Mike Tyson: ‘Dennis Rodman Is Guilty Of Treason’

    01/12/2014 5:38:57 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | January 10, 2014
    Mike Tyson: ‘Dennis Rodman Is Guilty Of Treason’ January 10, 2014 3:09 PM PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It takes a lot to shock and outrage Mike Tyson. Sounds like a job for Dennis Rodman. As if Rodman’s recent trip to North Korea, for an exhibition game with several former NBA players, didn’t raise enough eyebrows, Rodman’s appearance on CNN with Chris Cuomo raised just about all of them. Rodman’s interview turned into an outburst, as he seemed to defend policies of North Korea while yelling at Cuomo. The other players that were along for the ride with Rodman sat silently and...
  • Study: FBS leaders still white, male

    01/02/2014 4:29:41 PM PST · by re_nortex · 23 replies
    ESPN via AP ^ | January 2, 2014, 3:35 PM ET | Associated Press
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A new study by the University of Central Florida's Diversity and Ethics in Sport released Thursday shows that the top leadership positions at Football Bowl Subdivision schools and conferences remain mostly white and male. [...] Study author Richard Lapchick called those numbers "unacceptable" and said part of the problem with getting more diversity throughout the system falls on the lack of penalties or sanctions for institutions that aren't more diverse.
  • Tony Romo Out For Rest Of Season

    12/23/2013 2:04:04 PM PST · by Third Person · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 23rd, 2013 | ESPN Staff
    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss the rest of the season because of a back injury, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Monday. Tony Romo overcame a back injury Sunday to rally the Cowboys past the Redskins, but he will not be able to play the rest of the season, a source said. The Cowboys (8-7) host the Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) on Sunday night, with the winner capturing the NFC East title. Kyle Orton likely will get the start at quarterback for Dallas. Orton has 69 career starts and is 35-34. He hasn't started since...
  • Philadelphia 76ers Rookie Puts Salary in Trust: A Smart Choice?

    12/03/2013 2:53:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/03/2013 | Susanna Kim
    A rookie NBA player for the Philadelphia 76ers is being lauded for his financial prowess in putting his salary in a trust that he can't touch for three years, possibly avoiding the fate of a famous basketball player who donned the same jersey and now can't pay child support. Drafted 11th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, Michael Carter-Williams, 22, is guaranteed $4.5 million over his first two seasons, but some of his salary is being put into a trust he can't touch for three years, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. In the meantime, he is living off his endorsement deals...
  • The black quarterback's long road to glory

    11/18/2013 7:40:51 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies
    Newsday ^ | November 16, 2013 | KIMBERLEY A. MARTIN
    After all these years, Anthony Lynn still remembers. The words had been a slap in the face -- and the beginning of the end to his boyhood dream. Before he rushed for more than 1,900 yards and 17 touchdowns as a Celina, Texas, high school junior and won back-to-back Super Bowls as a running back with the Broncos in the 1997 and '98 seasons, Lynn played quarterback from the Pop Warner level all the way through middle school. But one demoralizing conversation with a former coach changed the course of his playing career. "I'll never forget a guy telling a...
  • Former Raiders tight end Todd Christensen dies at 57

    11/13/2013 6:05:48 PM PST · by Doogle · 34 replies
    Shutdown Corner ^ | Anwar S Richardson
    The NFL lost another great player too soon with the death of Todd Christensen on Wednesday. Christensen died during morning surgery at a hospital in Utah. He was 57 years old. According to The Salt Lake Tribune he had battled liver disease and other serious illnesses in recent years.The former tight end was a five-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl champion. He was also a television sports analyst. Christensen was a standout running back at BYU and a second-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 1978. He is best known for his time with the Oakland Raiders. Christensen...