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  • Borussia Dortmund beat Legia Warsaw 8-4 in the highest-scoring Champions League game in history

    11/23/2016 1:47:31 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 39 replies
    bbc.com ^ | November 23, 2016 | BBC
    The 12 goals scored at the Westfalenstadion on Tuesday surpassed Monaco's 8-3 win over Deportivo La Coruna in 2003. There were seven goals in 22 first-half minutes, while Marco Reus scored a hat-trick for Thomas Tuchel's Dortmund. Polish champions Legia became the first side to score four goals in a Champions League match and lose.
  • Get the tissues for Steph Curry's heartwarming visit with a seven-year-old cancer patient

    11/22/2016 8:49:28 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 10 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | 11/21/16 | Katie Dowd
    Tonight when the Warriors take on the Pacers, Stephen Curry will be wearing an orange and black bracelet with the phrase 'BrodyStrong' on it. It's a gift from his biggest fan, and their recent meeting is sure to bring a tear to even the most cynical eye.
  • What’s wrong with a team named the ‘Mississauga Chiefs?

    11/21/2016 10:46:59 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/21/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    And millions of people cannot understand why Donald Trump was elected president of the United States The Ontario Human Rights commission is about to hear a complaint from an aboriginal man, Brad Gallant. Gallant ran to the thought police to complain about the racially insensitive names of some of the sports teams in Mississauga, Ontario, just west of Toronto. Gallant is whining about the institutional racism of the city for funding and allowing those team names to remain. As the Toronto Sun reports, two of the teams names he objects to are the Lorne Park Ojibwa and the Mississauga Chiefs.
  • Christen Press hat trick lifts USWNT over Romania, 8-1

    11/10/2016 10:46:18 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    onceametro.com ^ | Nov 11, 2016 | Allison Lee
    The United States women’s national team (USWNT) defeated Romania, 8-1, in the first of a pair of international friendlies with the team. The win comes in the teams’ first ever meeting and the next-to-last match in the USWNT’s 2016 schedule. Despite the high score line, the game lacked much excitement, as the USWNT easily dominated possession in their offensive half for what felt like the majority of the match. That was largely because of the efforts of veterans Christen Press, Alex Morgan and Tobin Heath and fellow Olympian Crystal Dunn. Press was one of the most dynamic players on the...
  • Doonbeg locals rally round Donald Trump (Ireland)

    11/08/2016 11:33:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | November 8, 2016 | Gordon Deegan
    Residents in Doonbeg are hopeful the largest landowner in their parish, Donald Trump, will be returning to the village as the 45th president of the United States. A local builder even claimed the Republican candidate – who has been targeted by Democrats during the election campaign for refusing to pay some labourers at his businesses – picked up old debts after he bought the Co Clare golf resort. “I wish Trump the best,” said Martin Kelly. “I hope he does get in. He is a good guy. He is positive, he is not perfect. I think he is a good...
  • Powerful Testimonial: “The American Comeback Story”…

    11/06/2016 7:12:20 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 29 replies
    The Conservativetreehouse ^ | November 6, 2016 | Sundance
    Just Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm8n9qVIK_8
  • Mets Arizona Fall League Update: Week 2 [Tebow]

    10/25/2016 4:21:40 AM PDT · by jjotto · 19 replies
    Amazin' Avenue ^ | Oct 24, 2016 | Steve Sypa
    ...It took a few games, but the inevitable happened: Tim Tebow recorded a hit... ...All in all, Tebow has been very aggressive at the plate. Most of his at-bats have been two- or three-pitch affairs, with only a handful going on for any more length. His eye at the plate is coming along, and he hasn’t really swung at too many pitches that were clearly balls, but his baseball skills are still at a point where when he does get pitches to hit, he has trouble squaring up on them, rolling over more than one fastball right down Broadway. He...
  • Media may deny it, but NFL boycotters are Trump supporters voting with their remotes

    10/21/2016 8:50:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 49 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/21/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The disrespect for America shown by some NFL players has given Donald Trump supporters a chance to “vote early” and they are taking it. Another NFL week has passed and the boycott of viewers has actually picked up steam. By one account, available data shows a 30% drop in viewership for Monday night’s game between “Somebody and Who cares?” Naturally the leftists in sports writing are telling us it’s the bland product or the movement to appliances they can’t track that are causing the steep drop in viewership and “blah blah blah;” anything but the truth. Apparently, sports writers missed...
  • Ontario does not deserve a major league baseball franchise

    10/18/2016 9:59:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/18/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    What a Mickey Mouse province Ontario actually is On Friday, Douglas Cardinal, an idiot described in Canada’s mushy media as “a Canadian activist,” applied in the Superior Court of Ontario for an injunction to prevent the use of the word “Indians” before Game 3 of the ALCS is played at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Cardinal brought the injunction against the Indians, Major League Baseball and Rogers, the company that owns the Blue Jays, Rogers Centre and that will broadcast the home games of the Blue Jays during the post-season play. In addition to the Superior Court action, Cardinal has...
  • Bills 45, 49ers 16

    10/16/2016 2:30:05 PM PDT · by jimjohn · 31 replies
    Self
    You're welcome, America.
  • Dodgers Eliminate Nat's. Krauthammer and Will on Suicide Watch.

    10/13/2016 9:42:30 PM PDT · by FredZarguna · 41 replies
    Fred Zarguna | 2016-10-14 | Fred Zarguna
    The LA Dodgers have eliminated the Washington Nationals and now advance to the NLCS. Nat's fans: look at the bright side. The rest of George Will and Charlie Krauthammer's year is now ruined. Always a silver lining. Always.
  • 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.
  • American Outlaws not deterred by hurricane to attend historic Cuba-USA game

    10/07/2016 9:54:15 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies
    mlssoccer.com ^ | October 6, 2016 | Arielle Castillo
    HAVANA, Cuba -- In 2008, there was the story of the “Cuba Cinco,” the five US national team fans who traveled to Cuba the last time the US faced the island country in the Caribbean. This time around, a considerable number more will be cheering from the stands when the US returns to Havana’s Pedro Marrero Stadium for a historic friendly match between the two countries (Friday, 4 pm ET, ESPN2/UniMás). Indeed, wherever the US national team goes, the American Outlaws will follow – even when a hurricane throws a wrench into the works. Around 70 members from various American...
  • RESPECT FOR THE AMERICAN FLAG

    10/06/2016 5:46:26 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/16 | Col. Bill Connor
    I refuse to watch any NFL games while Kaepernick and other players continue to disrespect the flag. Symbols do matter –deeply to me – and this great nation God gave us matters Pres. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag.” Indeed. But with the start of the 2016 National Football League (NFL) season, Americans have become witness to a shockingly disgraceful – and in some quarters, mimicked – display...
  • 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...
  • There's No Ryder Cup thread?

    10/02/2016 11:29:42 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 46 replies
    Oct 2 2916 | Vanity
    I can't believe we have no Ryder Cup thread open on the final day. Both teams are pouring in birdies by the bushel. I have never seen such fantastic golf.
  • 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.
  • Of course: Virginia Beach restaurant owner called racist for taping Colin Kaepernick jersey to floor

    09/28/2016 10:25:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Some protests are more worthy than others, apparently We must respect Colin Kaepernick’s protest against the national anthem, we are told, because the right to protest is sacred and never to be questioned, and the last thing we should ever do is turn some inanimate piece of cloth into an idol that’s more important than our right to express our true feelings. Remember: American flag = mere piece of cloth. Not sacred. Not entitled to respect. In fact, the refusal to stand for it is entitled to the ultimate in respect. Get it straight. So then, if the American flag...
  • Sam Allardyce set to QUIT as England manager after just 67 days in charge

    09/27/2016 11:23:19 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 27 September 2016 | Matt Lawton and Charles Sale
    Sam Allardyce is set to resign as England manager - bringing an end to his reign after just 67 days. Allardyce held showdown talks at Wembley with Football Association chiefs after it emerged he used his new position to negotiate a £400,000 deal with businessmen and offered them advice on how to get around FA transfer rules. And the 61-year-old is expected to announce his decision on Tuesday night to leave the job he coveted for so long.
  • Vindictive sportswriter pretty pleased with himself for (he thinks) ending career of backup catcher

    09/26/2016 8:31:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/26/16 | DAN Calabrese
    For writing a few conservative social media posts, Steve Clevenger became the target of obsessive stalker Bob Nightengale We told you Friday about the disgusting attack leveled against Seattle Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger by USA Today columnist Bob Nightengale. Because Clevenger had made a couple of posts on social media criticizing Black Lives Matter, President Obama and the Charlotte rioters, Nightengale went on the warpath, demanding that the Mariners release Clevenger. The posts were harshly worded, but they weren’t inaccurate and they certainly weren’t racist. Didn’t matter. Nightengale simply labeled them as such and that’s apparently all that needs to...
  • Boycott the NFL

    09/24/2016 10:02:57 PM PDT · by pboyington · 59 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 24, 2016 | Joe Ragonese
    I was a police officer for 36 years. Prior to being a police officer I served six years in the U.S. Air Force, four on active duty and two in the reserves. Before that, my fondest memories, while growing up, are of going to the VFW with my dad on Friday night for their fish fry or clam bake. When I was in high school I played on that VFW Post’s Drum & Bugle Corps. My Dad served in the Merchant Marine during WW II, and recounted having been torpedoed once while on a North Atlantic convoy. All of my...
  • Colin Kaepernick Caper: Throw Away Country

    09/24/2016 9:59:38 PM PDT · by pboyington · 6 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 24, 2016 | Frosty Wooldridge
    The United States of America, your community, your state, our nation—faces becoming a “Throw Away Country.” While San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick created the latest sensation by dishonoring our flag, our military men and women who fought and died to make this a free country, and our national anthem—he represents a rip tide of angry, misguided and anti-American citizens or non-citizens growing in strength and numbers daily. If we celebrate another 10 million or 50 million Colin Kaepernicks, will we survive? In the past month, high school students disgraced our national anthem by kneeling in irreverence and protest against our...
  • NFL’s end run to the left doesn’t sit well with Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon

    09/22/2016 9:18:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    “Kilgannon Demands NFL Halt Anti-American Protests” Not everyone agrees with the radical swerve to the left exhibited by the National Football League during the past years. On September 6th, Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon addressed a direct though respectful letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, asking that he put an end to the Anti-American, National Anthem protests of San Francisco Forty Niners’ reserve Colin Kaepernick and other players. Speaking “…on behalf of those we represent at Freedom Alliance – military heroes and their families,” Kilgannon made certain to remind Commissioner Goodell that the NFL, its teams owners and players are...
  • Vanity: MNF Preview Show Broke the Camels Back - Tired of the PC

    09/19/2016 5:49:51 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Vanity | February 19, 2016 | Me
    I was watching the ESPN Monday Night Football preview show and there was the scroll on the left side of the screen of what was upcoming. On item had the Aguilas (Eagles) v. Osos (Bears). This is PC pandering for Hispanic Heritage Month starting this week. I know this because of course the Fortune 500 company I work for distributed an e-mail telling us cubicle serfs it was Hispanic Month and we should all appreciate it. When I saw that I turned off the tv and walked away. The NFL and their PC corporate partners have broken my back. This...
  • Ever wanted to try synchronized swimming? Here’s your chance.

    09/16/2016 1:06:03 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    fox21news.com ^ | September 15, 2016 | Lauren McDonald
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — If you like to dance and you like to swim, synchronized swimming is for you! The Colorado Novas are Colorado Springs’ home synchronized swim team, and they are currently holding tryouts.
  • South Park Mocks Colin Kaepernick In New Season 20 Promo

    09/13/2016 1:30:31 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Pop Culture Now ^ | 9/12/16 | Hunter Miller
    On Wednesday night, South Park will be returning for its 20th season. The season premiere will feature a song that makes fun of San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the Black Lives Matter supporters who have rallied behind him. The Comedy Central animated series is always quick to give its take on the highly-controversial topics of society. The 30-second promo for the upcoming season shows the citizens of South Park singing a humorously different version of the National Anthem. The new lyrics are... Colin Kaepernick is great Cops are pigs, cops are pigs Wait, someone just took my...
  • Colin Kaepernick, the National Anthem and what this is all leading to -VANITY

    09/09/2016 7:03:39 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 64 replies
    In my humble opinion, what this Colin Kaepernick shtick is leading to is the eventual outright ban of the national anthem at sporting events. That's where the left-wing ESPN and NFL are taking this. Too political, they'll say. One of the few places where people bond together patriotically outside of the military, and the left is going to try to kill it. They may be successful.
  • vanity. Just turned off the broncos/panthers game

    09/08/2016 5:43:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 111 replies
    FR ^ | 9-8-16 | me
    at least one POS kneeling on the broncos sideline when the Star Spangled Banner was sung
  • You’re OUT! School Bars Resident From Working as Baseball Ump

    09/08/2016 5:24:17 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/4/2016 | Derek Draplin
    An Allegan County resident says the local school district has blackballed him from umpiring its baseball teams’ home games because he was critical of the school board and administration. He also says the district won't hire him as a bus driver despite having openings for the position. Brian Polet said he criticized the Hamilton Community Schools’ board and administration in 2014 over its adoption of Common Core, the controversial curriculum then being implemented in public schools around the country. He later criticized the district for collecting data on students through a state testing regimen. Polet, an umpire registered with the...
  • Oh good: Kaepernick jersey is currently NFL's best seller

    09/07/2016 9:32:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/07/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Patriots! He’s the backup quarterback on a team that went 5-11 last season. His team wanted to trade him but no one really wanted to take him. Shocking that this guy’s jersey would be the top seller in the NFL? Not at all! Colin Kaepernick is the perfect poster boy for the self-absorbed American millennial who thinks his own good intentions and smug sanctimony should be all anyone expects. Results? Performance? Responsibility? A whit of discernible brain activity? You’ve oppressed our generation long enough! Congratulations, America. You put Obama on top twice, and now you’re outdoing yourselves:
  • Colin Kaepernick Is Stealing From His Boss

    09/05/2016 4:57:58 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/05/16 | Don Bendell
    Remind players in no uncertain terms that our freedom to speak and demonstrate comes with responsibilities too Thank you Colin Kaepernick, we’re all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view. I don’t know what your problem is, but I bet it’s very hard to pronounce. Like the few combat veterans, including my fellow Green Beret vet Nate Boyer, who stood by Colin at the pre-season game Thursday evening, I did indeed risk my life for people’s right to express their opinions freely and stand up for what they believe in. However, I respectfully disagree with each of them...
  • Colin Kaepernick vs. Vince Lombardi

    08/30/2016 9:18:27 PM PDT · by pboyington · 29 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 30, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The season hasn’t even started yet and the NFL is already running a 40 yard dash into trouble. Colin Kaepernick, the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, with electrified hair by Chia Pet and a body so tattooed that it resembles an East LA viaduct, sat through the National Anthem during last week’s exhibition game versus the Green Bay Packers. Kaepernick’s reasons for disrespecting his nation and the veterans who gave their lives and limbs for his freedom was your typical idiotic leftist rant, with a touch of Black Panther thrown in for bad measure. “I am not going...
  • Don't judge Colin Kaepernick until you've walked a mile in his shoes

    08/30/2016 7:52:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 82 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 8/30/16 | Steve Deace
    The scars of racism are lasting, and they are terrible. After all, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first arrived on the national scene when his white coach, Jim Harbaugh, stuck it to him by benching another white guy. Thus allowing Kaepernick to take over the most important position in all of sports, for a team that would end up playing in the Super Bowl. No wonder #BlackLivesMatter has become so important to him. His life didn’t matter to such an extent that he is now filthy rich to the tune of a $125 million contract. Have talent, get paid. That sucks,...
  • Retired Police Officer Writes Open Letter To Colin Kaepernick- Goes Viral

    08/30/2016 7:47:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | 8/30/16 | Dylan
    An Open Letter to Colin Kaepernick, Dear Colin guess you have been pretty busy these last few days. For the record I don’t think any more or less of you for not standing for the National Anthem. Honestly, I never thought that much about you, or any professional athlete for that matter, to begin with. I’ve read your statement a few times and want you to know I am one of the reasons you are protesting. You see I am a retired police officer that had the misfortune of having to shoot and kill a 19-year-old African American male. And...
  • Colin Kaepernick Just Went Beastmode On Hillary Clinton

    08/30/2016 5:54:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 30, 2016 | Bre Payton
    San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who recently refused to stand during the national anthem at a preseason game, just unloaded on Hillary Clinton. “We have a presidential candidate who has deleted emails and done things illegally and is a presidential candidate,” he said, referring to the 15,000 emails Clinton “wiped” from her private, unsecured server she used during her tenure as secretary of State. “That doesn’t make sense to me.” “If it was any other person, they’d be in prison,” he said.” So what is this country really standing for?” Attorney General Loretta Lynch has publicly stated that the...
  • Colin Kaepernick Takes the Easy Way Out… Victimhood

    08/29/2016 10:20:19 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 42 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-29-16 | Vince
    ] Colin Kaepernick is certainly an articulate young man. That was obvious from his interaction with the press in the locker room where he faced a phalanx of reporters asking him about his decision to sit through the national anthem to bring attention to the "oppression" of black men. Given that this is the first year he has sat through the national anthem he was asked how his position has evolved over the years. He answered: “It's something that I've seen, I've felt, wasn't quite sure how to deal with originally. And it is something that's evolved. It's something that...
  • 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick: I’m not standing for the anthem of a country that oppresses blacks

    08/29/2016 9:18:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 47 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dan Calabrese
    The nation's fiscal house is collapsing, but we're talking about this crap I don’t think he deserves the attention that a column about him brings, but Colin Kaepernick’s stunt this past weekend of refusing to stand for the national anthem in a preseason game did generate a couple of thoughts I wanted to share. One concerns the increasingly commonplace (and thus, increasingly meaningless) use of gestures like this by athletes to showboat about issues they really don’t understand. The other concerns the growing inclination of normal Americans to proceed into histrionics about people not standing, not saluting, not putting their...
  • Colin Kaepernick Not a Fan of the Flag by AlfonZo Rachel

    08/28/2016 11:12:10 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/28/16 | Alphonso Rachel
    Examining Colin Kaepernick's self righteous sit out during the national Anthem.
  • 2016 FReeper Pick'em Football League

    08/27/2016 9:11:01 AM PDT · by texas booster · 6 replies
    Uahoo! Fantasy Football ^ | Aug 27, 2016 | Texas Booster
    I started the 2016 Pick’em fantasy football team. FREEPER_PICKEM_FOOTBALL Group 476 Been going on for about a dozen years. The Pick’em league is simple - just tell us each week who will win, and assign a point value to the win. FReepmail me if you want to join, and I'll send you the password.
  • Reports: 97.5 The Fanatic manager to meet with local Black Lives Matter organizer

    08/26/2016 7:29:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 25, 2016 | Nick Vadala
    One 97.5 The Fanatic manager will meet with a prominent local Black Lives Matter activist this week over the “Dwayne From Swedesboro” scandal that has rocked the sports radio station. As Philly In Focus reports, Fanatic program director Matt Nahigian will meet with Black Lives Matter Pennsylvania organizer Asa Khalif on Friday at 10 a.m. The well-known activist most recently made headlines after placing a Ku Klux Klan hood on the statue of Frank Rizzo in Center City, and calling for it to be tossed into the Schuylkill River during a protest this month. PIF reporter and activist Christopher “Flood...
  • Wait . . . what? Today Show staff in meltdown because Al Roker said Ryan Lochte lied

    08/25/2016 6:36:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Matthew Vadum
    The poor dears get very upset when someone eschews the BS and speaks plain truth. I’m not going to pretend I’ve been following the Ryan Lochte story. Nothing about the Olympics really interests me, including this. But it does interest me when people who merely tell the truth about things find themselves taking heat for doing so - and that is now happening to NBC’s Al Roker because he went so far as to express his indignation over Lochte’s false story of what happened to him in Brazil. According to a report out today, Today Show staffers are beside themselves,...
  • Piers Morgan criticises India’s Rio performance, gets trolled on Twitter

    08/24/2016 11:03:29 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | August 25, 2016 | Sarit Ray
    British journalist and television show host Piers Morgan criticised India’s performance at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday, provoking anger in Twitter users from India. Morgan took to Twitter to call India’s celebration of two Olympic medals exaggerated. He tweeted: “Country with 1.2 billion people wildly celebrates 2 losing medals. How embarrassing is that?”
  • Todd Marinovich, former USC and Raiders quarterback, arrested naked with marijuana, police say

    08/22/2016 2:10:50 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 54 replies
    OC Register ^ | 8/22/2016 | Joshua Sudock
    IRVINE – Former USC star and Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich was arrested after he was found naked with marijuana in someone else’s backyard, police said Monday. The 47-year-old was cited for trespassing, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, Irvine police Commander Mike Hallinan said Monday.
  • Gold Medal Olympian Speaks for Self Defense; Against Second Amendment Infringements

    08/21/2016 4:17:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
     Image from sgvtribune.com When Olympic athletes speak out in favor of "progressive" causes, they make front page news in the United States.  But when a multiple gold medal winner at multiple Olympics speaks in favor of the Second Amendment and self defense, it was the foreign press that covered the issue. Multiple gold medal winner Kim Rhodes spoke out on 5 August in Rio de Janeiro.  From the independent.co.uk: Ms Rhode said she was “becoming more vocal” about her opposition to what she sees as restrictive new gun control measures, including in the context of recent terror attacks. “When...
  • Germany narrowly defeat Sweden in Olympic Women's final

    08/19/2016 3:37:12 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    kickoff.com ^ | 20 August 2016 | Staff Reporter
    Germany were made to work for their gold medal as they recorded a narrow 2-1 win over Sweden in the Olympic Women's final. Dzsenifer Marozsan netted a beauty for the Germans just after the break and Linda Sembrant scored in the wrong net to double the opposition's lead before Stina Blackstenius pulled one back for Sweden. The Swedes had booked their place in the final with a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Brazil in the semi-finals to come up against a German outfit that had cruised past Canada in their previous fixture. With 12 goals en route to the final...
  • NewsAlert:Canada loses to Germany in soccer semi

    08/16/2016 2:09:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    therecord.com ^ | August 16, 2016 | The Canadian Press
    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — There will be no shot at Olympic gold for Canada's women's soccer team. Second-ranked Germany defeated No. 10 Canada 2-0 in the semifinals today in Belo Horizonte. The loss ended Canada's four-game winning streak at the Olympic tournament. Melanie Behringer and Sara Daebritz scored for the Germans, who will play No. 6 Sweden for gold at the storied Maracana in Rio. The Swedes defeated No. 8 Brazil on penalties in the other semifinal. Germany has a chance at an Olymic soccer double with the men facing Nigeria in Wednesday's semifinal. Canada will face the Olympic hosts...
  • NBA Players Should Boycott Their All-Star Game

    08/15/2016 4:14:01 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 9 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 8/14/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    If the malevolent hypocritical fools in charge of the NBA don’t reverse their decision to pull the 2017 NBA All-Star Game out of the city of Charlotte, every NBA player with a shred of sense of what is good and right should refuse to play in the mid-season contest. As they rush to see who can grovel the most upon the blood- and semen-stained altar that houses the perverse priests and priestesses of the LGBT movement, many of the major U.S. professional sports organizations—but especially the NBA—are taking nearly every opportunity to undermine eternal truths on sex, sexuality, and the...
  • Germany bumps Canada 2-0 in women's beach volleyball quarter-finals

    08/14/2016 2:51:22 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    ctvnews.ca ^ | August 14, 2016 | The Canadian Press
    Canada's Sarah Pavan and Heather Bansley were eliminated from the Rio Games on Sunday after dropping a 2-0 decision to Germany's Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst in women's beach volleyball. The Germans won the opener 21-14 and booked their semifinal ticket by taking the second set 21-14, closing out the match in 37 minutes.
  • PyeongChang 2018 issues a global invitation for Olympic volunteers (South Korea)

    08/13/2016 10:42:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    PyeongChang Olympics ^ | July 1, 2016
    PyeongChang 2018 offered people around the world a chance to participate in the next Olympic Winter Games today with the launch of an online volunteer recruitment campaign. Using a new website for applications, the initiative seeks to recruit 22,400 volunteers to assist with a range of tasks in areas that include sport, medical services, media operations, technology and language services. Volunteers will undergo free training and will be offered uniforms, accommodation, meals, insurance and other benefits. Several Korean universities, volunteer organisations and other groups expressed their willingness to support the Games at a news conference a day before the website...
  • After U.S. Defeat, Goalie Hope Solo Calls The Swedes 'Cowards'

    08/13/2016 12:34:03 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 75 replies
    npr.org ^ | August 12, 2016 | Greg Myre
    U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo's social media commentary earned her the wrath of Brazilians before she arrived in Rio. She dug a much deeper hole for herself Friday by insulting the Swedish team that had just bounced the heavily favored Americans from the tournament in a penalty shootout. "I'm very proud of this team. But I also think we played a bunch of cowards. The best team did not win today. I think you saw American heart. You saw us give everything we had today," she told reporters. "Sweden dropped off. They didn't want to open play. They didn't want to...