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  • Australia gear up for England clash as Socceroos aim to derail Roy Hodgson's Euro 2016 preparations

    05/27/2016 12:33:32 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies ^ | 26 May 2016 | Alex Bywater
    Australia's players looked relaxed during training at the Stadium of Light on Thursday as they prepared to put a spanner in the works of England's Euro 2016 preparations. The Socceroos are in Sunderland ahead of Friday night's friendly clash with Roy Hodgson's men, a game in which all of the focus is on the home side. But while Three Lions boss Hodgson finalises his plans for France this summer, Australia are aiming to go under the radar and claim what would undeniably be a surprise victory.
  • How to build an Olympian

    05/26/2016 6:44:12 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/26/2016 | Dana Farrell
    Fourteen-year-old Lance Thompson of Carlisle, Pa., has spent the last several years of his life with one goal in mind competing in the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. As an Olympic trapshooting hopeful and honor student, Thompson maintains an intense, disciplined schedule that includes shooting up to four days a week during the school year and living full time at a training center during the summer. This arrangement allows him to train every day when schools out. While living at the training center he stays with one of the team members, a 25-year-old female shooter, in an efficiency...
  • USWNT 25-woman roster named for Japan friendlies in June

    05/24/2016 9:40:08 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies ^ | May 19, 2016 | Baxter Colburn
    Jill Ellis officially announced her 25-woman United States Women's National Team roster ahead of a two-leg series against 2011 World Cup Champions Japan. Anytime the USWNT and Japan square off, fans know it brings incredible goals, saves, and moments that last a lifetime. However, this two-game series is more a gauge for Ellis to see who will make the final 18-woman roster for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The USWNT faces Japan on June 2nd at Dicks Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado (7 pm MT on FS1) and then three days later on June 5th at FirstEnergy Stadium...
  • Golfer Jack Nicklaus: Trump is 'awakening the country'

    05/21/2016 10:07:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill's In The Know Gossip Blog ^ | May 21, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus on Saturday praised presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying that his candidacy has turned the country upside down. I like what Donald has done, he said in an interview with CBSs Sunday Morning. Hes turning America upside down, hes awakening the country. We need a lot of that, he added. Nicklaus said that Trumps not stupid and that he will eventually learn to be more polished like other politicians. I like the guy. Hes a good man and if hes the one thats on the ticket, Ill be voting for him, he said.
  • WaPo poll finds 90% of Native Americans NOT offended by Washington Redskins name.

    05/19/2016 10:55:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/19/16 | Robert Laurie
    Uh oh. So NOBODY cares. Bad news, outrage peddlers. Weve known for some time that nobody really cares about your efforts to make America clamor for the end of the racist monstrosity known as the Washington Redskins. Its been a non-issue for most people since day one. However, if you hate that ugly football team, things just took a turn for the worse. Not only is the majority ambivalent, but a new Washington Post poll has been released and, according to the data, Social Justice Warriors have failed to convince Native Americans that they should care either.
  • Major League Baseball Throws a Spitball at Puerto Rico

    05/12/2016 7:34:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/16 | Michael Fumento
    It's hysteria, Carlos Beltran. Pure hysteria. Puerto Rico was thrown out of the game before it even entered the stadium Its a common theme of mine that the American spirit is growing steadily weaker. One way in which we see that is the propensity to become hysterical at the least provocation, the proverbial elephant afraid of the mouse. Witness the ongoing hysteria over the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The latest victim is the impoverished U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, which has struck out with Major League Baseball. A two-game series scheduled for the territory is being moved to Miami. Why? The...
  • Trump vs. Hillary - The Heavyweight Fight Round by Round. Round One

    05/11/2016 10:42:25 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 21 replies
    Were at ringside folks and this should be a good one. Hillarys backers assumed shed take the crown without a fight, but Trump has other ideas. The Clinton Team is used to delivering hits without their opponents laying a glove on them. But they have never seen the likes of Donald Trump and his Bum of the Month Club where he has beaten sixteen rivals in the last nine months. He looks fresh. He looks ready. Against Hillary, he says he will Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. Her hands cant hit what her eyes cant see....
  • ESPN fires outspoken Christians Ray Lewis and Cris Carter

    05/10/2016 11:30:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/10/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Of course. Dan, you have no evidence whatsoever that ESPN fired them because of their Christianity. Youre right. I dont. Its possible they didnt and I certainly cant prove they did. But heres what I do know: ESPN has already proved it will fire people who are outspoken in the expression of views that dont comport to the left-wing worldview that ESPN either a) holds; or b) intends to appease at every opportunity.
  • Any advice for Indianapolis for the 500? (shameless Vanity)

    05/10/2016 10:18:25 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 153 replies
    n/a ^ | May 10, 2016 | Self
    Hi, Folks! Please forgive the vanity, but I'm doing a "bucket list-type" trip in a couple of weeks to the 100th running of the Indy 500 on May 29. Looking forward to it,obviously! I'm hoping knowledgeable Freepers might have some advice re: weather (seems fine, usually, on TV), mosquitoes, places to go - people to do, etc. Indy museum is on the agenda, of course. I guess sun block will be in order but I'm particularly worried about skeeters 'cause they seem to come from miles around to feast on my flesh. My wife loves it that they leave her...
  • Uncovering the past at the nations oldest ballpark

    05/07/2016 6:42:54 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Christine Steele
    (Professor and Bisbee students conduct archeology dig at Warren Ballpark) BISBEE Warren Ballpark was the scene of a groundbreaking expedition Wednesday as students from Bisbee High School participated in an archeological dig in their own backyard. University of Arizona anthropology professor Rob Schon came to the idea to do a dig at the park through his love of baseball. My family and I are into baseball and I was searching on the internet, and Warren Ballpark came up, he said. I found their website and found Mike Andersons book Warren Ballpark and realized we know a lot about the...
  • Oh, good: Caitlyn Jenner to pose nude for Sports Illustrated

    05/05/2016 12:00:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 65 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/05/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Toilets of America welcome men's faces en masse. Because the sports fans of America - who each week watch their mailboxes for updates on the NFL, Major League Baseball and NASCAR - know the one thing theyre missing is the opportunity to look at a 66-year-old dude whos trying to look like a woman. Au naturel. Sports Illustrated started losing me more than 25 years ago when it decided in its self-importance that it needed to dive into environmental activism. It sealed the deal with this monstrosity, which was easily the worst piece of sports journalism in the history of...
  • Olympic bikes to be tested for motors

    05/04/2016 1:30:42 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies ^ | May 4, 2016 | radionz
    Bikes will be tested at the Olympics and Tour de France to try to find hidden motors and stop 'mechanical doping. Cycling's governing body, the UCI says up to 12,000 bikes will be tested this year using a new scanning system introduced in January.
  • The Real Bob Knight

    04/28/2016 9:10:24 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 30 replies
    The American Enterprise ^ | October 2002 | Michael Ledeen
    Though subjected to a Borking as harsh and unfair as that experienced by any political figure in America over the past decade, Knights long record of success and a lifetime of loyalty to his friends enabled him to relocate to Lubbock, Texas, where he now coaches the Red Raiders of Texas Tech. And, just as he had at IU, Knight took a wounded basketball program and revitalized it dramatically, producing a winning season with a team that had finished at the bottom of the Big 12 Conference the year before, while filling arenas all over the country and earning an...
  • UK Police Commanders staring down the barrel of 96 Manslaughter Charges

    04/27/2016 8:10:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/16 | David Jennings
    Hillsborough is not over! In the longest running inquest in British legal history and possibly the biggest policing cover up ever, a Coroners Jury found retired Police Superintendent David Duckenfield and other senior commanders responsible for the unlawful killing of 96 soccer fans. The unlawful killing finding was the key component of the 14 counts and now invites criminal manslaughter charges to be filed. That decision will be taken by Assistant Police Commissioner John Stoddart, appointed directly by Home Secretary Theresa May in 2012 to run Operation Resolve. It is the official investigation that would then refer evidence to the...
  • Snowboarder Estelle Balet killed in avalanche in Switzerland

    04/19/2016 1:55:26 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies ^ | April 19, 2016 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Swiss police say snowboarder Estelle Balet has been killed in an avalanche. Police say the 21-year-old Swiss athlete was struck by the snow slide early Tuesday morning while filming above Orsieres, near Switzerlands southern border with France and Italy.
  • Wolfsburg have the whole of Germany behind them like never before

    04/12/2016 9:42:42 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies ^ | 12 April 2016 | Kit Holden
    Wolfsburg have never been this popular. Founded and funded by Volkswagen, this is a club at which the rest of Germany tends to turn up its nose. Not this week. This week, the Wolves of Lower Saxony are the toast of the Teutonic world. All the old prejudices have been put aside, as Wolfsburg stand 90 minutes away from completing the sensation of the season by knocking Real Madrid out of the Champions League. 'Everyone thought that the second leg in Madrid would just be a free holiday for us,' said Wolfsburg striker Andre Schurrle this week. 'But we shocked...
  • Atencin

    03/29/2016 1:29:40 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 17, 2015 | Mario Gomez
    Mario Gomez Cha Cha
  • Germany are preparing to make a statement of intent for Euro 2016

    03/24/2016 3:07:08 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 39 replies ^ | 24 March 2016 | Oliver Todd
    Thomas Muller has vowed that Germany will give the world something to write home about when England visit Berlin.
  • My Life with the Rohrbaugh R9 Stealth

    03/24/2016 2:40:33 PM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 24, 2016 | Sturm Guilford
    I’m not going to use that tired chestnut, “What price safety?” The Rohrbaugh R9 is expensive; it’s also the smallest, most concealable autoloader, chambered in 9X19 para, available on the market today. It has all the features I wanted in a concealed carry pistol: hammer fired, double action only, European style heel mounted magazine catch, grip panels* and no safety. My first excursion to the range after it arrived was an absolute disaster – I had treated it as if it were a service weapon. It is not. It’s so small, tolerances are so tight and heat dissipation is so...
  • Meet Jessica

    03/23/2016 4:27:22 PM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 12 replies
    3/23/2016 | Mom from Georgia
    Dear NFL Meet Jessica Jessica is 15 yrs old and lives in GA. She has spent the last 2 yrs volunteering for the leadership team for Children's ministry at her church. She leaves the house every Sunday at 8:30 am and stays until well after 12:30. She is in her high school musical. She is involved in leadership training for the youth group at her church, and she also takes dance classes. She takes cosmetology at Hiram High School, and has even been to a competition representing her school. Jessica also has already been on a mission trip to El...
  • Texas A&M Beats Northern Iowa in Craziest March Madness Comeback Ever

    03/21/2016 1:28:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | March 21, 2016 | Josh Levin
    On Friday night, Northern Iowas Paul Jesperson made a shot that nobody ever makes to send his team to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Two days after the Panthers sunk that miracle buzzer-beater from half-court, Northern Iowa got sunk by the greatest-slash-most-horrifying comeback in the history of March Madness and probably in the history of college basketball. The only consolation for the Panthers: The game was on truTV, so a total of eight people probably saw it happen. With 44.3 seconds to go in the second half, Northern Iowas Jeremy Morgan made two free throws to give the...
  • Bayern Munich apologise for Twitter graphic perceived as referencing Auschwitz

    03/16/2016 3:46:39 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies ^ | 16 March 2016 | Elliott Bretland
    Bayern Munich have apologised after a graphic the club posted on Twitter was interpreted by some as being a reference to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Ahead of Wednesday night's Champions League clash against Juventus at the Allianz Arena, Bayern posted a photo featuring goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, a train track leading to their home ground and the words 'Qui e la fine', which translates into 'Here is the end'.
  • Scottish ski coach killed in Alps

    03/11/2016 10:44:55 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies ^ | March 12, 2016 | bbc
    An "amazing" Scottish ski coach has died in an accident in the Alps. Aaron McLean, a co-founder of off-piste group British Freeride, is thought to have been instructing young skiers in the French mountain resort of Avoriaz when he died on Thursday afternoon. Mr McLean, 26, went to school in Edinburgh and learned to ski at Hillend. Snowsport Scotland said he was "a man of great enthusiasm and infectious energy".
  • Match Preview: WNT Faces Germany for 2016 SheBelieves Cup Title on Wednesday

    03/09/2016 4:16:18 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies ^ | Mar 8, 2016 | ussoccer
    The U.S. Womens National Team will face Germany in the third and final match of the 2016 SheBelieves Cup, which will serve as a de facto championship game as both teams won their first two matches of the tournament. The USA needs to win to take the tournament title while Germany just needs a tie, as both teams are tied on points and goal difference, but Germany is ahead on the next tie-breaker, goals scored, having found the net three times over two games to the USAs two. Germanys Sara Dabritz is suspended for the match against the USA after...
  • Tennessees new official state rifle is so powerful it can destroy commercial aircraft

    02/28/2016 1:53:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Washington Post Wonkblog ^ | February 26, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    The Barrett .50 caliber rifle is a powerful gun. Widely used in the military, its rounds can "penetrate light armor, down helicopters, destroy commercial aircraft, and blast through rail cars," according to a report from the Violence Policy Center, a gun safety group. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence describes .50 caliber rifles like the Barrett as "among the most destructive weapons legally available to civilians in the United States." And as of Wednesday, the Barrett .50 caliber is now the official state rifle of Tennessee, joining an illustrious roster of other state symbols including the raccoon (state wild...
  • Born Without Legs, Teen Athlete Goes for Gold

    02/22/2016 3:47:55 PM PST · by NYer · 1 replies
    Aletelia ^ | February 22, 2016 | THOMAS L. MCDONALD
    Tulia Jimenez-Vergara was at an orphanage holding a baby found in the garbage when Miguel first ran into her. He was only two years old and full of joy and energy, shouting "Look at me!" as he dashed around the room with ease -- even though he had no legs.Tulia was a young unmarried grad student who had returned to Columbia to visit her dying father. An uncle asked her to help bring food to the sisters of Hogar Luz y Vida, a Catholic orphanage. Run by Sister Valeriana Garcia, they only take the most difficult-to-place children. Tulia wanted...
  • Abdul- Jabbar’s racism shows through with his attack on Dirk Nowitzki

    02/11/2016 8:49:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/11/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Recently we’re reminded of the jealousy and hatred some Black athletes feel toward White players who excel in a sport Blacks think they own. The stream of racist bile from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar directed toward the Dallas Mavericks’ future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki is a handy example of this. When asked about Nowitzki’s shot, Jabbar launched into a stupid and unsupportable racist attack on Nowitzki’s accomplishments as an NBA player. “You asked about Dirk Nowitzki. Dirk Nowitzki’s shot is very hard to block, but I don’t think that he was able to have a dominant career because he couldn’t do...
  • The Denial About Super Bowl 50 Having a Gay Agenda is Laughable!

    02/09/2016 6:37:04 PM PST · by InHisService · 53 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | 02-09-2016 | Mary Kirchhoff
    The Denial About Super Bowl 50 Having a Gay Agenda is Laughable! It all started with this simple statement. “How about this: God is Love. I believe we should have had a cross with the same words "Believe in Love" without the rainbow. Got a problem with that?” That’s what I wrote in response to an article written in the Huffington Post the day after the Super Bowl, entitled, “To Those Bothered By The 'Gay Agenda' At Super Bowl 50.” If you’re not in the know, a huge rainbow flag with the words, “Believe in Love” was prominently featured at...
  • Cheetos, ruffles, onion dip, cocktail franks: the must haves of Super Bow menu

    02/07/2016 12:08:06 PM PST · by beebuster2000 · 48 replies
    self | feb 7 2016 | beebuster2000
    whats your fave snacks? i go traditional, might throw in some guacamole and fritos as well
  • Why the strategy the Broncos used to clobber Tom Brady may be useless against Cam Newton

    02/06/2016 6:28:36 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 71 replies
    businessinsider ^ | February 04, 2016 | Scott Davis
    In the AFC Championship, the Denver Broncos defense clobbered Tom Brady, sacking him four times, hitting him 20 times, and forcing him into two interceptions.
  • How Trump Trusted The Laundry … And Got Moneyballed By Ted Cruz

    02/02/2016 11:08:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    ARC ^ | February 2, 2016 | Dan Rowinsky, editor-in-chief
    Sometimes you wear the shirt. And sometimes the shirt wears you. The shirt has been wearing Donald Trump for probably his entire life. Why? Because Trump seems to always bet on the laundry. Trump came in second in the Iowa caucuses. He underperformed his lead in the polls by something like six points. Ted Cruz overachieved by a couple points with the swing big enough to turn Trump into the runner up. How did this happen? Trump has been dominating the polls and the national conversation since the beginning of summer 2015. Basically, it goes something like this: Trump bet...
  • [Vanity] This Made Me Laugh

    01/31/2016 3:45:24 PM PST · by TBP · 42 replies
    paper | today | Saw it in the paper
    Apparently, the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA has a player named Cam Payne. In this political season, that made me laugh. What an appropriate name!
  • Movie to watch Monday while waiting for Iowa results

    01/31/2016 11:39:00 AM PST · by Fhios · 13 replies
    1/31/2016 | Total Vanity
    Rollerball (1975) IMDB Rollerball In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.
  • Plenty of regrets for Patriots in their 'game of inches' loss

    01/25/2016 2:31:57 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 65 replies ^ | January 25, 2016 | Frank Schwab
    DENVER — Stephen Gostkowski kept pausing in the middle of his sentences, trying to hold it together and not cry at his locker. "I just feel terrible," said Gostkowski, the normally automatic New England Patriots kicker whose missed extra point ended up being a huge difference in the Patriots' 20-18 AFC championship game loss to the Denver Broncos. "These guys work a lot, all day, put their bodies and lives on the line and for us to come out here and lose by a point and me to miss that kick, it's a nightmare scenario." Tom Brady spoke in a...
  • We finally know what Peyton Manning’s ‘Omaha’ means

    01/24/2016 12:06:29 PM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 24, 2016 | Mark W. Sanchez
    The biggest NFL mystery this side of Nebraska has been solved. Peyton Manning’s line-of-scrimmage hollerings are a thing of legend. They serve to instruct his offense while confusing the defense — and, consequently, the fans who can hear the screaming, can hear a particular city being shouted again and again: Omaha.
  • Patriots vs. Broncos

    01/24/2016 9:03:40 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 86 replies
    Vanity | 24 Jan, 2016 | Self
    Not too cold today. It is up to 35F here at 8500 ft elevation west of Denver. There may be some rain/snow toward the end of the game. I wonder if Patriots have been practicing at elevation to acclimate---probably. If the Broncos keep dropping the ball they don't have a chance. If they play well it could go either way. Got beer in the fridge.
  • Super Bowl XL star Antwaan Randle El says NFL could be dead 'in 20, 25 years'

    01/20/2016 3:08:52 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies ^ | 19 January 2016 | Guardian sport
    Longtime NFL wide receiver Antwaan Randle El, whose trick-play touchdown pass famously helped the Pittsburgh Steelers to a victory in Super Bowl XL, said he regrets having ever played football. Randle El, 36, told the Pittburgh Post-Gazette in story published Tuesday that he struggles to walk down the stairs and has contended with memory loss since announcing his retirement in 2012. “If I could go back, I wouldn’t,” the former Indiana University quarterback said of the sport that brought him roughly $40m in career earnings. “I would play baseball. I got drafted by the Cubs in the 14th round, but...
  • YOU GOTTA BE [expletive\] KIDDIN' ME!

    01/16/2016 8:28:29 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 68 replies
  • Obama: ‘I Have Never Owned a Gun’

    01/08/2016 6:29:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 8, 2016 | 11:30 AM EST | ( Staff)
    During a CNN television program broadcast last night from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., host Anderson Cooper asked President Barack Obama if he had ever owned a gun. "I have never owned a gun," Obama said--explaining that he grew up in Hawaii. ...
  • Precision Rifle Field-shooting Positions

    01/08/2016 7:39:52 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 1/8/2016 | Caylen Wojcik
    Expanding your Reach The ominous and almost haunting realization that it's the last day of the season hangs over your head as you make one last hike up to your glassing perch with hopes of catching a glimpse of the animals that have been so elusive in the preceding days. Hours pass, and in the fading light you glass across the sage into the glare of the sun. Catching some movement your eyes focus on an ear flick; low and behold it's a shooter buck. He's far, but your heart is soaring with the hopes of success as you range...
  • Who wins the AFC if not New England?

    01/04/2016 9:51:25 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 51 replies
    Jan 4, 2015 | self
    I'm not guaranteeing it won't be New England - but 4 losses in their last 6 games is not a fluke. Of the others: it's not clear that Denver has a QB who can do it (Manning is old and hurt, but Osweiler still got benched for him); Cincinatti looks good in many ways but has managed to lose in the wild card round after 10 or 11 regular season wins in each of the last three seasons; Pittsburgh is inconsistent, having lost to the lowly Ravens just two weeks ago; and Houston just barely scraped in by winning a...
  • Patriots continue to struggle with loss to Dolphins

    01/04/2016 6:44:01 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies ^ | Jan. 3, 2016 | Gregg Rosenthal
    The Patriots (12-4) just had to beat the Dolphins (6-10) to clinch home-field advantage through the playoffs. They couldn't get it done. Here's what we learned from Miami's 20-10 win: 1. The Patriots' offense enters the playoffs a complete mess. We'll see if a bye week and getting a few healthy players back makes the difference. Tom Brady only threw five passes in the first half -- the lowest single-half total of his career... 3. New England's longest pass to a receiver or tight end was a 12-yard throw to Rob Gronkowski.
  • USA stuns Canada late in World Junior opener: 5 things to know

    12/28/2015 12:56:58 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies ^ | December 26, 2015 | Chris Peters
    The U.S. opened the 2016 World Junior Championship with a stunning 4-2 victory over Canada by riding a three-goal third period. The game wasn't always pretty, but the Americans picked it up late to pull away from their North American rivals. The game's first four goals were scored by first-round NHL draft picks, with Canada's Mathew Barzal, a New York Islanders prospect, opening things up with a second-period goal. That was followed by Team USA's and Ottawa Senators first-rounder Colin White tying things up on a great effort to get to the net. Zach Werenski (Columbus Blue Jackets) and Dylan...
  • Gun Control 2015: Will Cabela's Stop Carrying 8-Round Magazines?

    12/23/2015 6:35:28 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    Ibtimes ^ | 12/22/2015 | Clark Mindock
    Gun Control 2015: Will Cabela's Stop Carrying 8-Round Magazines? Not Likely If Customers Have Their Say On Trinity Church Proposal By Clark Mindock @clarkmindock On 12/22/15 AT 3:03 PM Trinity Church in New York City is using its shareholder status to push major U.S. gun retailer Cabela's to stop carrying firearms with more than an eight round capacity, underscoring the efforts of gun control proponents who continue to look for ways to make the nation safer through stricter limits on weapons and gear. With second amendment politics effectively stopping federal gun control legislation in a calendar year replete with mass...
  • Charles Barkley takes on Donald Trump, 'loser' supporters

    12/12/2015 10:01:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    United Press International ^ | December 12, 2015 | Alex Butler
    NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- NBA on TNT has a crew of large former players with even bigger personalities. So it was no surprise Thursday, when Charles Barkley went off script to comment on presidential candidate Donald Trump and his supporters. "He started out by insulting to lump all the Muslims together, that's even more insulting," Barkley said. "This is the United States of America, this is the greatest place in the world. Do we have issues? Of course we have issues. But to try to divide and conquer, which is what the Republicans always try to do,...
  • Chance Encounter at Sea Gives Fan Renewed Hope for Beleaguered Army Football

    12/11/2015 7:14:26 PM PST · by pboyington · 14 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 11, 2015 | Susan Katz Keating
    As Army Football’s most disappointed fan, I vowed last year to ditch tomorrow’s annual faceoff against Navy – until a few months ago, when the squids had me sleep with the enemy and then shot me off an aircraft carrier. Let me explain. I don’t dislike football. But it doesn’t excite me the way, say, driving a tank or nearly crash landing into the Blackwater compound does (both of which I have done). I am obsessed, though, with the Army-Navy game. Maybe it’s because the teams embody sport in starkly military terms; or maybe it’s the cool uniforms. Who knows....
  • Obama: Muslim Americans Are Sporting Heroes – Are They?

    12/07/2015 10:40:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 7, 2015 | Raheem Kassam
    U.S. President Barack Obama tonight addressed lectured the American people about the San Bernardino attack, gun control, Islamic State (or rather 'ISIL' - still better than Daesh) and Muslim Americans. After talking about his plus ça change strategy to tackling the Islamic State, he began telling Americans what they "should not do". Because everyone loves that estranged father who comes back into your life just in time to tell you how to behave. Curiously, he used this part of his lecture to state: Muslim-Americans are our friends and our neighbors, our co- workers, our sports heroes. And, yes, they are...
  • Win Money at Fantasy Sports, Go to Jail

    12/07/2015 6:00:24 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/5/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Thousands of Michigan residents who participate in online fantasy sports games could be breaking state laws against gambling, but the officials responsible for enforcing those laws are reluctant to clarify whether the practice is prohibited. The issue entered the news when New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman asked a court there to shut down the fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel in his state. Besides online fantasy sites, many Michigan residents compete in workplace fantasy leagues with friends where participants compete for money prizes. In Michigan, state Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr., D-Meridian Township, has introduced a bill to decriminalize fantasy...
  • Day after Muslim terrorist attacks in California, US Attorney General says jail Americans...

    12/04/2015 11:27:43 AM PST · by amorphous · 41 replies ^ | 4 Dec 2015 | Andrew Bieszad
    Day after Muslim terrorist attacks in California, US Attorney General says jail Americans who don't stand with Islam Speaking barely a day after the horrific terrorist attack in California, Obama-appointed Attorney General Loretta Lynch said at the annual Muslim Advocates annual Dinner that critics of Islam "will be prosecuted" if speech about Islam "edges" towards violence: Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Thursday warned that the Justice Department could take aggressive action against people whose anti-Muslim rhetoric "edges towards violence” and told the Muslim community that “we stand with you in this." Lynch made it clear that she shares those concerns,...
  • Thanksgiving Day: 10-0 Panthers Open As Underdogs Against 3-7 Cowboys

    11/23/2015 5:42:20 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 27 replies
    Blogging the Boys ^ | Nov 23, 2015 | One.Cool.Customer
    Here's what the oddsmakers at had to say about setting the spread for the Carolina at Dallas contest, which opened at Cowboys -1 with a total of 47:From a pure power ratings perspective, Carolina should be favored in this matchup. But given that it's the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day with Romo back on the field, we had to open the home squad as short chalk. The country will be watching and the Cowboys are still America's team. We'll see how the action develops for the game over the course of the week, but it's already clear that while the...