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  • Colin Kaepernick: Kanye West urges NFL player to meet with Donald Trump

    10/14/2018 6:53:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    American rapper Kanye West has urged NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to "tell your experience directly" to US President Donald Trump. In 2016, Kaepernick was criticised by Trump after he became the first player to kneel during the national anthem to highlight racial injustice. Last month, Trump said Nike had sent a "terrible message" when they named the 30-year-old as the face of the brand's new advertising campaign. West urged them to open a "dialogue". Writing on Twitter, he said: "Reaching out to Colin Kaepernick. "I would like you to speak with the president to tell him your experience directly. Let's...
  • Breastfeeding pods now trending at sports stadiums

    10/12/2018 10:26:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | October 13, 2018 | Staff
    A new trend is giving a break to breastfeeding sports fans. Lactation stations have started popping up in sports spaces: basketball arenas and baseball and football stadiums. Unlike bathroom stalls, lactation stations give moms a quiet and sanitary place to nurse their children—which most moms didn’t have just two decades ago. In 1999, Americans were almost evenly divided on whether they felt breastfeeding mothers should do so in public or private, with nearly a third neither agreeing nor disagreeing. Today, over half of Americans say they feel comfortable with mothers breastfeeding near them—yet many public places aren’t the most sanitary....
  • Tex Winter, innovator of the triangle offense and a former Lakers assistant, dies at 96

    10/10/2018 8:53:35 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/10/2018 | MIKE BRESNAHAN
    Tex Winter, the innovator of the “triangle” offense used by teams that won 10 of the last 19 National Basketball Assn. championships, died Wednesday. He was 96. Kansas State University, where he coached from 1953-68, announced that he died in Manhattan, Kan. Winter spent nine seasons with the Lakers as an assistant coach and consultant, and proudly claimed to have earned a basketball-related paycheck for 63 years of his life.
  • Steve Kerr pushing for a Popovich, O'Rourke presidential ticket

    10/10/2018 5:08:00 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 43 replies
    Fox San Antonio ^ | October 9, 2018 | Jeff Garcia
    If Warriors' Steve Kerr has his way, San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich and Texas U.S. Senate Candidate Beto O'Rourke will be on the 2020 Presidential ticket. Even though there has been a push for Kerr and Pop to run for the presidency, Kerr showed his support for O'Rourke with the Spurs Head Coach as his running mate for Vice President.
  • Casey Stengels inside the park home run 1923 Game 1 World Series Giants v Yankees

    10/10/2018 9:50:07 AM PDT · by Jolla · 33 replies
    Baseball History ^ | 2 12 2016 | Gary Livacari
    Casey Stengel’s Inside-the-Park Home Run Wins Game One of the 1923 World Series! The 1923 World Series pitted the Yankees against the Giants for the third consecutive year. The three consecutive matchups between the Yankees and Giants marked the only time that three straight World Series featured the same two clubs. The Giants won the first two meetings, but the third time proved to be the charm for the Yankees, as they prevailed against John McGraw crew four games to two.
  • USWNT all but ensures World Cup qualification with big win over Mexico

    10/04/2018 11:53:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Oct 5, 2018 | Henry Bushnell
    CARY, N.C. — At 7:30 ET on Thursday night, the United States women’s national team had not yet begun World Cup qualifying. A little after 9:30, it had all but secured its spot at next summer’s tournament in France. The U.S. women overwhelmed, overpowered and outpaced Mexico on the opening night of the CONCACAF championship. The score was 6-0. The match was every bit that lopsided. Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan each scored twice. Julie Ertz and Tobin Heath got one apiece. And any doubt over the outcome of the qualification campaign was erased.
  • Braves pick Foltynewicz for NLDS opener

    10/02/2018 7:00:30 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    MLB.com ^ | October 2, 2018 | Mark Bowman
    ATLANTA -- Mike Foltynewicz stood as the great unknown, who occasionally displayed limitless potential, as the Braves spent the past three seasons going through a massive rebuild. But everything changed this year for him and this team that confidently enters the postseason with what appears to be a possible ace. Atlanta manager Brian Snitker did not surprise anyone when he announced Foltynewicz will start Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Dodgers on Thursday. Los Angeles will counter with Hyun-Jin Ryu.
  • Yankees Clinch Top Wild Card Spot, Beat Red Sox 11-6

    09/29/2018 10:07:54 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | September 29, 2018 | AP
    The AL wild-card game will be in the Bronx, where the New York Yankees bats have always felt at home. The Yankees cleared the Fenway fences four times on Friday night to tie the major league single-season home run record, clinching home-field advantage for the upcoming one-game playoff against Oakland with a 11-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox. The win in the opener of the three-game series settled the AL’s last remaining postseason question with two games to go. The Yankees will host the Athletics on Wednesday for the right to play Boston in the divisional round. “That’s an...
  • How teams (and Riot) are recreating the Korean boot camp (Video gaming/E-Sports)

    09/19/2018 9:28:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Real Sports ^ | September 19, 2018 | Daniil Volkov
    There's no better way to practice than going to South Korea. But this might very well change, as teams are already trying to recreate the Korean boot camp experience. The 2018 World Championship is coming! With that, many Western teams have already taken the first customary step to prepare for the event. Of course, I’m talking about the Korean boot camp. The boot camp practice is widespread, and competitive powerhouses like TSM, Fnatic, Immortals, G2 Esports have all spoken out on how much better it is to train in South Korea compared to their home regions. For one, Korea has...
  • Carter Weighing 2020 Presidential Run [semi-satire]

    09/17/2018 2:00:28 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    Distressed by what he called the “human rights disaster perpetrated by President Trump,” former President Jimmy Carter said “I may have to come out of retirement to save the nation from his reelection.” “My main grievance is the blatant inequality Trump is willing to foist on this country,” Carter complained. “When I was president the entire country suffered through a malaise, but we did it together as one united people. The prosperity Trump is forcing on the country has shattered this unity and encouraged individuals to compete to get ahead. I don’t believe this is what Americans truly want. Otherwise...
  • NFL Hell Continues As Ratings Crater For Dallas Cowboys

    09/15/2018 9:27:01 AM PDT · by PFW · 52 replies
    The NFL – suffering from dismal ratings for last week’s opening game and Sunday Night Football, may be in for a serious decline in viewers this season if Dallas local TV ratings are any indicator – after the Cowboys registered their lowest local ratings since 2009. "The Dallas market is an important market for one of the most watched teams in the country. There is a reason the Cowboys are valued at over $4 billion dollars. They absolutely own Dallas Fort-Worth. Nothing else really matters. … The NFL does not want to see one of it’s most important market losing...
  • Anchor who called Trump a white supremacist leaving ESPN

    09/14/2018 12:49:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 14, 2018 | Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press Sports Writer
    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Outspoken ESPN personality Jemele Hill announced Friday that she is leaving the company after 12 years as a commentator, anchor, reporter and writer. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a tweet that referenced President Donald Trump as a "white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists." She also targeted Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones after he stated that players who disrespect the flag would not play for his team. Her suspension came after she tweeted that fans who disagree with Jones should target...
  • Was Serena Williams Wrong In Her Outburst Or Was The Umpire Racist & Sexist ?

    09/13/2018 11:57:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 71 replies
    TNN News Raw2 ^ | September 12, 2018 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Was Serena Williams Wrong In Her Outburst Or Was The Umpire Racist & Sexist ?
  • I know most people aren't going to care but the Boston Red Sox won their 100th game tonight

    09/12/2018 7:02:18 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 93 replies
    I actually don't care so much myself as I can't remember the last time I actually watched a ballgame. I've been to a few ballgames over the past few years as my company has luxury boxes at multiple stadiums in which we entertain important clients. But all we do at those games is drink heavily, eat lots of food and talk to each other without paying all that much attention to the game on the field. I used to be a fan. Back in the 1970s, as a boy, I used to go to Fenway Park all the time. I...
  • We Put a Hand Over Our Heart, Nike Puts Thumb in Our Eye

    09/12/2018 12:25:41 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/12/18 | Michael Shannon
    It’s time to demonstrate that putting a thumb in the eye of middle America is not a cost–free exercise. If for no other reason than we’re running out of eyes Failed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to stay culturally relevant by depending on the kindness of strangers. If it weren’t for white folks, beginning with his foster parents, Kaepernick might just be another player who peaked early and disappeared. The first white person who bailed him out was — of all people! — President Donald Trump. Colin began his ‘take a knee, look at me’ protest with an example of...
  • News Summary At This Hour-Monday 9/10/2018

    09/10/2018 4:46:59 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/10/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Good Morning, we will have details on what appears to be a deteriorating situation in Syria later. But first we go to Sweden where the anti-European Union, anti-mass immigration Sweden Democrats made gains in yesterday's election, holding the balance of power between the "Left" and "Right" coalitions in Swedish politics. Sweden Democrats picked up 17.6 percent of the vote, up from 12.9 percent in 2014..... Last night in Paris seven people were injured in a knife attack, four seriously..... In Germany, protests on the streets again after a German is dead following a fight with foreign born nationals. Two Afghans...
  • That Flagpole in Golf - Blocking those hole-in-ones

    09/09/2018 3:18:47 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 50 replies
    I don't watch a lot of golf but when I do, I see that flagpole sitting in the hole that the golfers are attempting to shoot into. Every now and then, somebody comes close to a hole in one but that flagpole kicks it back out. The ball hits the flagpole and bounces away from the hole. Why do they do plant that flagpole in the hole like that? Don't they know that those flagpoles are taking away hole in ones? Then you evidently get a penalty for hitting the flag pole!
  • Michael Bennett sits near end of national anthem

    09/06/2018 7:31:50 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | September 6, 2018 | Charean Williams
    The only protest during the national anthem Thursday night was half a protest. Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett, who stayed in the locker room for the anthem during the preseason, walked in front of the bench during most of Boyz II Men’s rendition. Bennett then took a seat near the end of the song, according to Judy Battista of NFL Media. All the Eagles were on the field, even safety Malcolm Jenkins.
  • Asian Games: South Korea may seek change in controversial military exemption for athletes

    09/03/2018 11:42:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | September 3, 2018 | Reuters
    South Korea may seek to revise its military exemption programme for athletes amid calls for stricter rules after the country’s soccer and baseball teams earned the reward with gold medals at the Asian Games over the weekend. Military service is a highly contentious issue in South Korea, where all able-bodied men must complete about 21 months of service as part of efforts to maintain a deterrent against the North. Exemptions are offered to athletes who win titles at the Asian Games or medals of any colour at the Olympics, however, and Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min along with his teammates...
  • Tagovailoa Shines, No. 1 Alabama Ruts Louisville 51-14

    09/02/2018 8:13:21 AM PDT · by blam · 29 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 9-2-2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Alabama doesn't rebuild. The Crimson Tide simply reload. College Football Playoff hero Tua Tagovailoa threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third in his first college start, helping top-ranked and defending national champions open the season with a 51-14 rout of Louisville on Saturday night. Essentially ending the debate - at least for now - about whether he or Jalen Hurts should be the Crimson Tide's No. 1 quarterback, Tagovailoa scored on a 9-yard run while also completing 12 of 16 passes for 227 yards without an interception. ''I thought there were a lot of things...