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  • Lionel Messi: Argentina forward retires from international football

    06/27/2016 1:57:00 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 99 replies
    bbc.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | bbc
    ...Messi made his debut for Argentina in 2005, going on to make 113 appearances.
  • Reporter's Attempt to Show Ease of Buying an Assault Rifle Backfires

    06/26/2016 11:14:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 22, 2016 | 6:50 PM EDT | Randy Hall
    Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times decided last week to purchase an AR-15 following the Pulse night club shooting in Orlando, Florida. His purpose, he said, was to demonstrate how simple it was and to explore Illinois’ gun laws concerning assault weapons. When he bought the gun, Steinberg planned to sell it back to the store. However, his purchase was stopped by the gun store, which canceled the transaction during Illinois’ required 24-hour waiting period after discovering he had lied on his background check about his history of alcohol abuse and domestic violence. In his article, Steinberg admitted that while...
  • Euro 2016: 10 transfer targets whose stock has risen sky-high in France

    06/26/2016 1:39:03 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 48 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | John Ashdown
    Euro 2016 has given these players and managers the perfect platform to impress watching scouts and attract admirers
  • Euro 2016: previews of the last-16 ties

    06/25/2016 12:10:01 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 84 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 25 June 2016 | Martin Laurence
    Have Northern Ireland met their match in Wales? Will Italy thwart Spain? Will Portugal pick up their first win? And will England slip up against Iceland?
  • Euro 2016 group stage summary: Trends of the tournament so far

    06/23/2016 12:21:14 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    skysports.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Adam Bate
    The Euro 2016 group stages are at an end and England, Wales and Northern Ireland are all safely through to the last 16. But what have been the trends of the tournament so far? Our man in France, Adam Bate, takes a look at the late goals, striking issues and more…
  • Euro 2016: Who can qualify for the last 16?

    06/22/2016 8:28:54 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies
    bbc.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | bbc
    It was never going to be easy. With 24 teams in the group stages at Euro 2016, that does not divide neatly into 16 qualifying for the knockout stages. The best four third-placed teams from the six groups progress to the last 16. So far, 12 teams have made it through: France, Switzerland, Wales, England, Slovakia, Germany, Poland, Spain, Croatia, Italy, Hungary and Northern Ireland. BBC Sport helps explain which sides can still go through, why yellow cards could prove crucial and who is in pole position in the 'third-place table'.
  • New adidas Euro 2016 'Fracas' ball unveiled for knockout stages - days after 'Beau Jeu' BURST

    06/21/2016 6:56:53 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 83 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 21 June 2016 | Michael Gadd
    The new “Fracas” design has been launched to reflect the excitement of the "winner-takes-all" mentality of the tournament’s latter stages, says the company
  • Euro 2016: England & Wales face crunch time in Group B

    06/20/2016 11:26:36 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    bbc.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | bbc
    England and Wales head into Monday's final Group B games at Euro 2016 still needing points to guarantee a place in the knockout stages. England, who top the table after drawing with Russia and beating Wales, face Slovakia in Saint-Etienne. Wales, who lie second after a win over Slovakia followed by a loss to England, take on Russia in Toulouse. The top two teams qualify, but the third-placed side could also make it through to the next round in France.
  • Euro 2016: why England and Germany could still go out in the group stage

    06/19/2016 11:08:32 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | June 19, 2016 | Rob Smyth
    If you’re a casual football fan, there’s a chance you won’t be familiar with the 1983-84 season in Romania’s Divizia C, Serie VIII. It was so tight that in a 16-team league, with two points for a win, only two points separated second and 15th. Some teams avoided relegation on goal difference – and finished in the top half of the division. On the final day, the as-it-stands table probably exploded after 10 minutes. At least there was only one as-it-stands table. We’ll need at least two to make some kind of sense of this week’s matches at Euro 2016:...
  • Uefa opens disciplinary case against Croatia for fans’ disorder at Euro 2016

    06/18/2016 5:56:17 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 73 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 18 June 2016 | Agencies
    Croatia have been charged over the crowd disturbances that marred the latter stages of their Euro 2016 match against the Czech Republic on Friday. Flares were thrown on the pitch and fighting broke out in the Croatian end during their 2-2 Group D draw. The referee Mark Clattenburg was forced to stop the game with four minutes left while a steward was almost hit by a firecracker, as was Croatian goalscorer Ivan Perisic. Croatia’s coach, Ante Cacic, described the individuals responsible for the trouble as “sports terrorists” and European football’s governing body has now confirmed the opening of disciplinary proceedings...
  • Three players to look out for in Friday's Euro 2016 fixtures

    06/17/2016 3:58:02 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 72 replies
    skysports.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Ed Tarlton
    As Euro 2016 moves into its second week, we pick out three players to watch in Friday's fixtures… Italy's win over a star-studded Belgium sees them sit top of Group E going into their second group game, while their opponents, Sweden, began the tournament with a draw against a spirited Republic of Ireland. The Czech Republic, meanwhile, will be aiming to bounce back from their narrow defeat by Spain when they take on Group D leaders Croatia, who secured a 1-0 win over Turkey in their opening game, courtesy of a stunning strike from midfielder Luka Modric. The day's action...
  • Euro 2016: the best XI from the first round of matches

    06/16/2016 2:55:15 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 71 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 15 June 2016 | Martin Laurence
    The decision to expand Euro 2016 to a 24-team tournament suggested that the group stage would be somewhat cagey, particularly in the first matches, but the opening round of fixtures has met expectations. Who would have thought that Hungary would be the only team with more than a single-goal lead going into added time at this stage? There haven’t been many goals but a number of players have caught the eye. Here is our statistically calculated team of the round:
  • Fresh violence in Lille: Mob of 'Russian ultras' attack English fans chanting 'We hate Russia'

    06/15/2016 12:24:40 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 70 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 14 June 2016 | dailymail
    Dozens of Russian 'ultras' clashed with England fans chanting 'We hate Russia' during a fresh round of violence in the centre of Lille today. French police used pepper spray as two groups of supporters squared up in the northern French city – just hours after a separate flare-up at a bar. Punches were thrown during the brawl in the early hours of this morning after England fans had left a nearby pub. Russia's 'hyper violent' thugs had earlier ignored UEFA's threat to ban their country from Euro 2016 as they attacked English and Welsh supporters near the city's train station.
  • Trump vs. Hillary - The Championship Fight: Through Round Six

    06/13/2016 2:01:55 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 8 replies
    We’re at ringside folks and this should be a good one. Hillary’s backers assumed she’d take the crown without much of 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 beat sixteen rivals in 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 can’t hit what her eyes can’t see.” The...
  • Euro 2016 wrap: Germany, Poland, Croatia enjoy wins over Ukraine, Northern Ireland, Turkey

    06/12/2016 11:48:37 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 56 replies
    foxsports.com.au ^ | June 13, 2016 | FOX SPORTS
    BASTIAN Schweinsteiger marked his return from injury by sealing Germany’s 2-0 win over Ukraine in in the world champions’ opening game at Euro 2016 on Sunday. Schweinsteiger, who suffered his second serious knee injury of the year in training on March 22 and hadn’t played since, came on in the last minute. He scored in the second minute of injury time when Mesut Ozil crossed for him to rifle in a volley on a counterattack.
  • England denied by Russia’s last-gasp equaliser in Euro 2016 opener

    06/12/2016 3:30:42 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 47 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Saturday 11 June | Daniel Taylor
    There is not much more brutal in football than a last-minute goal and, for England, it was a numbing sense of disappointment at the final whistle. They have waited an awfully long time to win their opening match of a European Championship and the clock had ticked into its third minute of stoppage time when their chance to end that long run, stretching back to 1980, was wrenched from their grasp. What followed was shocking in the extreme, with hundreds of Russian troublemakers storming the adjacent section of England fans, and Uefa will be under serious pressure to take action...
  • Don King sets the record straight: 'Yes, I endorsed Donald Trump'

    06/11/2016 8:34:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    USA Today's Boxing Junkie | June 11, 2016 | Bob Velin
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://boxingjunkie.usatoday.com/2016/06/11/don-king-yes-i-endorsed-donald-trump/
  • England vs. Russia is turning into a war between fans on the streets of Marseilles

    06/11/2016 11:31:53 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 60 replies
    sbnation.com ^ | June 11, 2016 | James Dator
    ...Anything that isn’t bolted down is being used as a weapon by fans on both sides of the clash.
  • Cochise women’s rodeo team #1 entering nationals Weeklong competition ends next Saturday in Casper

    06/11/2016 9:10:04 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Steve Stockmar
    Ranked No. 1 in the nation and having dominated their way through the Grand Canyon Region, the Cochise College women’s rodeo team will join the men’s team at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., starting on Sunday where, on paper if not in the dirt, the Apaches appear to be the team to beat. The women’s team is ranked tops in the nation by a wide margin points-wise. They boast two of the top three ranked All-Around cowgirls in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) in No. 2 Janey Reeves and No. 3 Georgia Diez. Diez is also...
  • Euro 2016: French police clash with England fans in third day of violence

    06/11/2016 8:02:33 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 11 June 2016 | Daniel Boffey
    French riot police have charged with batons and fired teargas on England fans in the old port of Marseille, in the third day of violence ahead of Saturday evening’s tie with Russia. After a relatively peaceful morning, violence erupted around 3pm. Around 60 riot police marched on fans as they congregated outside bars and hotels on the harbour. It was unclear what sparked the tactic, but some fans responded by hurling bottles at the advancing police. One man, believed to be English, appeared to have been knocked unconscious. A witness said that the victim had been kicked repeatedly in the...
  • Euro 2016: Russia vs. England – who will win the battle?

    06/10/2016 11:52:28 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    rbth.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | rbth
    Excitement is building among Russian soccer fans ahead of the UEFA 2016 European Championship in France, which begins on June 10. Leonid Slutsky’s men open their Group B campaign on June 11 against a talented young England side at Marseille’s Stade Velodrome. 

Russian bookmakers are clearly not especially optimistic about their team’s chances of beginning the tournament with three points, with Russia at 4-6 to emerge victorious and group favorite England at 1-9 on to win. “It’s clear that this team [England] is one of the favorites for Euro 2016,” Slutsky told Sport Express on June 4, adding that while...
  • When the NBA went all-out gay

    06/10/2016 12:12:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Dr. Michael L. Brown
    The NBA just announced it's partnering with GLSEN, the leading gay activist educational organization – an organization whose radical activism dates back more than a decade. How do the players really feel about this ... especially those with conservative Christian (or Muslim) values? It wasn't enough for the NBA to celebrate the coming out of Jason Collins, although he was only a marginal player in the league, although his identical twin brother was not gay, and although his long-time girlfriend was surprised to learn he was gay. It wasn't enough for the NBA to slap players with stiff fines for...
  • African Woman Destroys Black/Liberal Praise Of Muhammad Ali With 1 Question

    06/10/2016 7:33:03 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 6/10/16 | Dom the Conservative
    After the recent death of famous champion heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali, liberals, blacks, and even conservatives have flooded social media with praise for the sports legend. However, one African woman is wondering if blacks who are mourning his loss have lost their minds — and it’s all because of one thing most are too star-struck to realize. Mona Walter is an ex-Muslim Somali activist who is determined to expose what her former religion has done for 1,400 years and is planning to do to Western countries. After immigrating to Sweden when she was 19, she was given the opportunity to...
  • All eyes on Paris as France prepare for Romania opener at Euro 2016

    06/09/2016 10:22:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    dw.com ^ | June 9, 2016 | dw
    The opening game of the 2016 European Championship gets underway on Friday night in Paris, with hosts and favorites France taking on relative European minnows Romania. France are expected to kick off the tournament with a victory and, given the crop of world stars at their disposal, could turn on the style and set down a marker for their rivals. France captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris faced the media on Thursday and admits he and his teammates are facing the most important tournament of their careers. “I won’t hide the fact, this morning, we felt something different because we left...
  • Iceland have 0.2% chance of winning Euro 2016, says Goldman Sachs

    06/08/2016 11:56:54 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    icelandmonitor.mbl.is ^ | Mon 6 Jun 2016 | mbl
    Iceland have just a two in 1,000 chance of being crowned victors of the imminent UEFA Euro 2016 football finals, according to a new statistical model by Goldman Sachs economists. Using such factors as previous match performance, goals scored and conceded, and current international rankings, the economist team has put together a ‘stochastic’ analysis of how likely each competing country is to reach certain stages of the competition.
  • Joe Bruno on Boxing – Muhammad Ali is Not a Hero.

    06/04/2016 8:42:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 156 replies
    Joe Bruno On Boxing ^ | June 4, 2016 | Joe Bruno
    Joe Bruno on Boxing – Muhammad Ali is Not a Hero. Muhammad Ali passed away Friday night, June 3, 2016. I wrote the article below around the year 2000. I got to know him fairly well in the 1980’s, when I was Vice President of the Boxing Writers Association. He was a real friendly man, and we had several nice conversations about what I have written below. Still, his death doesn’t change what he was, and what he did early in his career. It is with a sad heart that I stand by what is written below. It’s just the...
  • Politically Correct Golfers Association (PCGA) Moves to Mexico

    06/04/2016 7:37:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/04/16 | Jeff Crouere
    A “Brave New World": Commissioners of sports leagues are just as infected as the leaders of media, business, government, higher education and the other pillars of our society After five decades, the World Golf Championship will move next year from the National Doral golf course in Miami, Florida to a golf course in Mexico City. Since the Doral course is owned by the certain GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, this decision smacks of political correctness. At least most objective observers would surmise that politics played a role in this decision; however, such a motive was denied by PGA Commissioner Tim...
  • Rio 2016: Olympic Games refugees team unveiled

    06/03/2016 1:40:44 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    bbc.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | bbc
    ..."These refugee athletes have no home, no team, no flag, no national anthem," said IOC president Thomas Bach. "The invention of this refugee team is to give them a home in the Olympic village together with all the athletes around the world."
  • Clip from Ringside Coverage of the Trump-Clinton Heavyweight Championship Fight

    06/03/2016 11:46:39 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 4 replies
    Love of Liberty ^ | 6/3/16 | Jim Newell
    Clip from ringside coverage of the Trump-Clinton Heavyweight Championship Fight (hearing echos of Howard Cosell): Round Four. Trump comes out swinging and hitting Hillary with a furious barrage. He hits her her square in the jaw with, "She has got to go to jail." He goes to her midsection with, "She's guilty as hell." She's hardly laying a glove on him. She's looking dazed a little confused. There’s the bell to end round four. We’re between rounds early in the fight and Hillary already looks exhausted. She’s in her corner making gestures almost like Roberto Durán did when he said,...
  • After becoming one of Germany's hottest young forwards, he'll be with the U.S. team in Copa América

    06/01/2016 12:59:43 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    latimes.com ^ | May 31 2016 | Erik Kirschbaum and Kevin Baxter
    Bobby Wood was a shy 14-year-old from Southern California when he came to Germany with big dreams. It didn’t take long for that to turn into a nightmare, though, because Wood didn’t speak a word of German, couldn’t fathom how cold and dark the country and the people could be, and didn’t get any respect as an American coming from a nation with such little soccer history. Fast-forward nine years and Wood, now fluent in German, has emerged as one of the country’s hottest young forwards after scoring 17 goals for second-tier Union Berlin — most-ever by an American in...
  • ESPN Writer Ignites Outrage With Latest Comments About Police And Patriotism

    05/31/2016 9:59:52 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 5/30/16 | Jack Davis
    When police officers sing the national anthem before a sporting event, it is nothing more than “staged patriotism” that divides communities, argues Howard Bryant in a column in ESPN The Magazine. “Policing is clearly one of the most divisive issues in the country – except in the sports arena, where the post-9/11 hero narrative has been so deeply embedded within its game-day fabric that policing is seen as clean, heroic, uncomplicated. Following the marketing strategy of the military, police advocacy organizations have partnered with teams from all four major leagues to host ‘Law Enforcement Appreciation’ nights, or similar events,” Bryant...
  • Indianapolis 500 100th running May 29th 2016

    05/29/2016 7:48:47 AM PDT · by xp38 · 87 replies
    Live | May 29th 2016 | Live
    ABC as usual is showing the race. First time the race has been sold out in a while. 3 to 400,000 will be there. Weather is said to be fine for the race.
  • Tribute to the Victim’s of Michael Vick’s Dog Fighting Ring

    05/28/2016 10:44:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Top Dog Tips.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Diana Beth Miller
    You Need to See This Tribute to the Victim’s of Michael Vick’s Dog Fighting Ring By Diana Beth Miller - May 23, 2016 Dog fighting has been around for decades. We once may have thought of this practice as one of those faraway, unmentionable “sports” that takes place in the dark recesses of abandoned buildings with less-than-stellar characters at the helm. But, when news broke of an American football quarterback, Michael Vick’s, horrendous practice of dog fighting within the confines of his “luxury” home and property, people were not only shocked and stunned, but also extremely angry that this high-profile...
  • 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 · 16 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 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 school’s 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
    vavel.com ^ | 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 Dick’s 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 CBS’s “Sunday Morning.” “He’s turning America upside down, he’s awakening the country. “We need a lot of that,” he added. Nicklaus said that Trump’s “not stupid” and that he will eventually learn to be more polished like other politicians. “I like the guy. He’s a good man and if he’s the one that’s on the ticket, I’ll 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. We’ve 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.” It’s 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 It’s 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
    We’re at ringside folks and this should be a good one. Hillary’s backers assumed she’d 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 can’t hit what her eyes can’t 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.” You’re right. I don’t. It’s possible they didn’t and I certainly can’t prove they did. But here’s what I do know: ESPN has already proved it will fire people who are outspoken in the expression of views that don’t 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 · 160 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 nation’s 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 Anderson’s 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 they’re missing is the opportunity to look at a 66-year-old dude who’s 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
    radionz.co.nz ^ | 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, Knight’s 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 Coroner’s 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
    nydailynews.com ^ | 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 Switzerland’s 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
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 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...
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