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  • Vin Scully Will Return For 67th Season As Dodgers Broadcaster

    08/28/2015 7:50:40 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 31 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | none
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Vin Scully is returning to the Dodger Stadium for yet another year. The legendary broadcaster announced during the 2nd inning of the Dodgers game against the Cubs on Friday that he will in fact return for another year. “I talked it over with my wife, Sandi, and my familyand we’ve decided to do it again in 2016,” Scully said. “There’s no place like home and Dodger Stadium and we look forward to being a part of it with all of our friends.”
  • ESPN benches Curt Schilling for saying radical Islamic terrorists are a problem

    08/26/2015 5:01:36 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Prompting media nonsense that he "compared Muslims to Nazis." I’m glad I don’t work for ESPN, because I don’t know how anyone can understand the rules there. If you’re an on-air personality there, are you allowed to use your personal social media accounts to express opinions about non-sports matters? Yes? No? Or, as appears to be the case, are you permitted to do so as long as someone doesn’t arbitrarily decide after the fact that what you said was “controversial” and thus unacceptable? HTML5 video is not supported! That appears to be the trap Curt Schilling stuck his foot in...
  • Announcing the 2015-16 Yahoo! Football Pick'em Fantasy League

    08/26/2015 12:54:27 PM PDT · by texas booster · 17 replies
    Yahoo! Fantasy Sports ^ | Aug 26 2015 | Texas Booster
    For about the 12th year, one of Free Republic's members is pleased to create a Yahoo! Pick'em Fantasy Football league. The league rules are simple: ** Pick the winners of each game ** Assign a confidence value to each game ** Post messages to each other on the message board that include bad puns ** Donate generously to Free Republic at the end of the season in the name of the top point earner That's about it. No drafting, no cash outlay except to Free Republic, and LOTS of Monday morning quarterbacking. It is a wonderful time waster that really...
  • Is Rowing Only for the Rich? A Henley Winner Weighs In.

    08/14/2015 11:13:13 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 26 replies
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 8/14/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    Is Rowing Only for the Rich? A Henley Winner Weighs In. Aug 14th, 2015 | Categories: Jared Paul Stern, Sports | by Jared Paul Stern Our recent report on the Henley Royal Regatta sparked a serious debate about class and style. One commenter’s position that “people should know their place” in regards to attending and dressing for such high-end events struck a chord in particular. Which led us to wonder whether Henley and its ilk are really the bastions of unrepentant snobbery that some make them out to be. Many seem to be of the opinion that rowing is only...
  • VANITY: What's the atmosphere in downtown St. Louis?

    08/11/2015 8:00:16 AM PDT · by HeadOn · 25 replies
    Vanity | 8/11/15 | Head On
    I love the Cardinals. My problem is that our vacation is next week, August 17 through 21, and Ferguson has erupted again. We are ready to drop some serious coin on good baseball tickets and a nice downtown hotel, but I'm not sure I want to do that, considering what happened (again) this weekend. All you St. Louis FReepers - what's it like near the stadium lately?
  • Why Mark Cuban wasn’t happy with Trump during debate; Mavs owner says Ted Cruz made his skin crawl

    08/06/2015 10:35:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Dallas Mavericks Blog ^ | August 6, 2015 | Joshua Friemel
    <p>While you might have been playing Guidelive’s ultimate drinking game during the GOP presidential debate, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was live Cyber Dusting the event.</p> <p>He touched on Donald Trump as well as some other candidates. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones even talked about Trump today after practice in Oxnard, Calif.</p>
  • Has Lexus really done it? Looks like we’ve got a hoverboard, folks!

    08/06/2015 7:09:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/15 | Dan Calabrese
    You're going to insist it's fake, because that's what you do, but watch. I’m guessing about half of you are firing up your keyboards and getting ready to type replies that consist solely of “FAKE!!!!!!” because that’s the instinctive reaction whenever a video comes out purporting to show something like this. But remember: This isn’t some fly-by-night outfit claiming to have done the impossible in its garage. This is Lexus, which already has a pretty nice reputation and doesn’t need to beg for attention via fantastical claims it can’t back up. And if you’re going to claim a video’s been...
  • Vin Baker blew $100 million, now working at Starbucks.

    08/01/2015 4:26:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    ThyBlackMan ^ | July 29, 2015 | Dr. Boyce Watkins, founder, Your Black World Coalition
    If there is any story on this blog that you’re going to grow tired of reading, it’s the one about the former NBA or NFL athlete who is now broke and living with his mama. These stories are everywhere, and it has people wondering if the Harvard-educate d financial managers being employed by professional sports leagues are actually helping these guys protect their wealth or if the players are being chewed up and spit out by people who could care less about them. But we’re all responsible for our outcomes, and when we read stories like this one, we have...
  • The Transatlantic Race and the Mystery of the Sea.

    08/01/2015 9:48:02 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 7/29/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    The Transatlantic Race and the Mystery of the Sea. Jul 29th, 2015 | Categories: Jared Paul Stern, Sports | by Jared Paul Stern With a course of nearly 3,000 miles from Newport, R.I., to Lizard Point on the southwestern corner of England, the Transatlantic Race is the world’s oldest trans-oceanic yacht race and one of the ultimate tests of a sailor’s skill. Nearly 50 boats running the gamut from 40-footers to superyachts, and modern racing machines to 100-year-old classics from all over the world competed in the 2015 edition which just wrapped up. Chicago-based Bryon Ehrhart’s Reichel/Pugh 63’ Lucky was...
  • Boehner: Dang it, I can’t play golf with Obama anymore because ‘everybody gets bent out of shape’

    07/30/2015 9:46:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/15 | Dan Calabrese
    World's smallest violin You people are really something, you know that? You send a regular guy like John Boehner to Washington - a guy who cuts his own grass and irons his own shirts - and all he wants is to be able to play golf with the president in peace. And you # about it, to the point where he’s had to come to the heartbreaking conclusion that hitting the links with Obama just isn’t worth the trouble anymore: “The President has suggested, ‘Hey, do you think it is too much trouble to play golf again?’ ” he said...
  • Boehner unlikely to golf again with Obama

    07/29/2015 11:59:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he is unlikely to hit the golf links any time soon with President Obama because people get “bent out of shape." “The President has suggested, ‘Hey, do you think it is too much trouble to play golf again?’ ” he said in excerpts of an interview on the Golf Channel airing Monday. “I have to look at him and say, ‘Yes, because everybody gets bent out of shape worried about what we are up to, when all we are really going to do is just play golf.’ ” The avid golfer dished on his 2011...
  • Calls made for England to boycott 2018 World Cup as campaigners slam Russia's racism record

    07/26/2015 6:31:57 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 5 replies
    The Mail On Sunday ^ | 26 July 2015 | By Andrew Warshaw
    Leading anti-discrimination campaigners issued a stinging attack on Russia’s racism record on Saturday night and said England should boycott the 2018 World Cup if they qualify unless the situation improves. Brazilian striker Hulk, Russian football’s record signing, was pulled out of yesterday’s draw ceremony for what organisers said were ‘purely sporting reasons’ in order to play for Zenit St Petersburg. But just days earlier, Hulk said racism happens at ‘almost every game’ in the Russian league and was a genuine threat to the World Cup. Meanwhile, Ghanaian officials condemned the ‘vile racist abuse’ meted out to former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel...
  • Hulk Hogan fired by WWE as he admits to racist n-word tirade

    07/25/2015 8:37:45 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 35 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | 24 July 2015 | By KIERAN CORCORAN
    Hogan was caught on tape ranting about sex life of daughter Brooke, 27 In 2007 tape he said: 'if she was going to f**k some n****r, I'd rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n****r worth a hundred million dollars' Just before tape surfaced publicly on Friday, WWE cut all ties with Hogan Wrestler apologized and admitted tape was 'offensive' and 'unacceptable' WWE has terminated its contract with Hulk Hogan after an audio tape emerged of him launching a racist tirade littered with the n-word complaining about his daughter's sex life. The 61-year-old pro wrestler, whose real name is Terry Bollea,...
  • Announcing the 2015-16 Yahoo! Football Pick'em Fantasy League

    07/23/2015 5:42:03 PM PDT · by texas booster · 3 replies
    Yahoo! Fantasy Sports ^ | 07/23/2015 | Texas Booster
    For about the 12th year, one of Free Republic's members is pleased to create a Yahoo! Pick'em Fantasy Football league. The league rules are simple: Pick the winners of each game Assign a confidence value to each game Post messages to each other on the message board that include bad puns Donate generously to Free Republic at the end of the season in the name of the top point earner That's about it. It is a wonderful time waster that really doesn't take much time. I tend to pick all the games in preseason for all 17 weeks, then look...
  • Clint Dempsey stars as USA hammer Cuba 6-0 to reach Gold Cup semis

    07/19/2015 9:50:18 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 19 July 2015 | Les Carpenter
    One of the joys of watching US soccer as it rises in prominence is to see Clint Dempsey in his prime. There are days, like Saturday, when he seems to run effortlessly down the field, diving and sprawling and scoring from almost any angle. In a 6-0 Gold Cup quarter-final vanquishing of Cuba that could easily have been 10, Dempsey scored three goals in three completely different ways. It was his first hat-trick for USA, and he probably could have scored at least three more – that’s how dominant he was in victory that seemed far too easy for a...
  • Why did the top-rated HS quarterback abandon his teammates?

    07/15/2015 10:35:47 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 12 replies
    ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | July 15, 2015 | ProScoutSports LLC blog
    Oh where have you gone Bo Schembechler? "The team. The Team. The Team" seems so old school. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjv2iDxiGBI) Shea Patterson (http://cfn.scout.com/a.z?s=451&p=8&c=1&nid=6704595) is one of the top high school quarterbacks in the country. Just this past week he was named MVP of Nike's "Elite 11" quarterback competition at The Opening in Beaverton, Oregon. In 2013, and yet again in 2014, the University of Mississippi recruit helped lead Louisiana prep power Calvary Baptist (Shreveport, La.) to back-to-back state championships. Patterson transferred to Calvary after playing at Hidalgo High School in Texas as a freshman. Just yesterday it was announced that Patterson will...
  • Fowler wins after thrilling finish [Golf Ping]

    07/12/2015 1:00:13 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 9 replies
    Scottish Open Website ^ | July 12, 2015 | Scottish Open writers
    Fowler wins after thrilling finish America’s Rickie Fowler birdied the last to snatch victory and deny compatriot Matt Kuchar in a thrilling finish to the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.The World Number Nine produced his second brilliant finish of the season at Gullane, having fallen two shots off the lead when he bogeyed the 14th hole of the final round.Fowler responded with birdies at the 15th, 16th and 18th to finish 12 under par and snatch victory from Ryder Cup team-mate Kuchar.That brought back memories of the 26 year old's victory in the Players Championship at Sawgrass in May, when...
  • Women’s Soccer Doesn’t Deserve Equal Pay

    07/09/2015 11:30:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | July 9, 2015 | D.C. McAllister
    Pay equality activists are at it again. This time they’re using the success of the U.S. women’s soccer team in the World Cup final to push their agenda. According to Politico, what we really need to be talking about is the players’ paychecks. “Pay for professional women’s soccer players is at best paltry and at worst outright shameful compared to those of their male counterparts. (The U.S. men’s team is currently ranked 27, compared with the world-champion women),” Mary Pilon writes. “Yet the total payout for the Women’s World Cup this year will be $15 million, compared with the total...
  • We Need to Plan Boycott of ESPY Award Advertisers

    07/09/2015 8:23:19 AM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | July 9th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    I don’t know anything about how to go about getting people to participate in a boycott of advertisers. However, I think it would be a great idea to boycott ESPY advertisers considering the extreme disrespect Disney / ESPN has shown to real heroes by using the Arthur Ashe courage award for a publicity stunt.
  • This NFL Team Will Have The FIRST LGBT PRIDE Event This Season!! Is it YOUR TEAM?!?

    07/01/2015 6:54:27 PM PDT · by massmike · 55 replies
    http://gopthedailydose.com/ ^ | 07/01/2015 | Dylan
    It’s really weird to see one of the more masculine and patriarchal professional sports keep making politically correct steps to convince America that it isn’t masculine and patriarchal. I guess this year they’re gonna ramp it up with the first ever LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) celebration! And of course it had to be the Detroit Lions: The Detroit Lions are set to host what is believed to be the NFL’s first LGBT night, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. The Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce says it will hold a pride event during the Lions’...
  • Golf bodies jointly tell Trump he's not 'right' on immigration comments

    07/01/2015 2:55:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Yahoo! Sports' Devil Ball Golf Blog ^ | July 1, 2015 | Ryan Ballengee
    Univision. NBCUniversal. Macy's. They've all severed ties with 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump over remarks he made about immigration and Mexicans. The two broadcast powers have refused to air the Miss Universe pageant, which Trump partially owns, on July 12, and Mexican officials affiliated with the outdated pageant have said they won't send a representative to the event. Trump has responded in-kind with harsh remarks, particularly through Twitter, setting ablaze any potential future relationship with these companies. However, while Trump has been battling on multiple fronts, he believed he has the backing of the golf world. “I’ve had tremendous support...
  • OMG! The US Women's soccer team, lacks diversity (bunch of white chicks in shorts kicking a ball)

    07/01/2015 11:40:49 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 50 replies
    one man's opinion...
    The US Women's National Soccer team played a superb, thrilling game against powerhouse Germany yesterday, coming away with a 2-0 win, and a spot in the finals this weekend. And coming on the 4th of July weekend, it couldn't be a better all around-feel-good story. The huge crowd sported every form of red, white, and blue attire imaginable, and displayed their colors proudly at every opportunity. Cheers of "USA!, USA" filled the stadium. But if you take a closer look, beyond the excitement of the game, you'll notice that something's very wrong, and very lacking, at USA soccer.
  • Disney Apparently Ordered Award for Jenner

    06/23/2015 1:46:51 PM PDT · by kathsua · 15 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 23rd, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    In my previous post I discussed the possibility of bribery being involved in the selection of the so called courage award for the actor formerly known as Bruce Jenner. I had planned to ask in this post if Disney might have ordered ESPN to give the award to Jenner because it was thinking about a movie deal with him to take advantage of his previous association with the popular Kardashians. Then I discovered that Disney had premiered its own reality show about a man becoming a woman called “Becoming Us” at the same time as the Vanity Fair article and...
  • Why You Need an Adjustable Gas Block for your AR

    06/23/2015 10:05:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/23/2015 | Brian Hormberg
    Did you know that replacing the factory gas block on your AR-15 with an adjustable gas block can improve your rifle’s performance? Let's backup, What is a Gas Block?The typical factory gas block is pinned onto the barrel in front of the polymer handguard as part of the front sight assembly. If your rifle features a free-float aluminum handguard, then the gas block is typically a low-profile type that fits under that handguard. The job of the gas block is to take some of the hot gas from behind the bullet that comes through a gas port in the barrel,...
  • Did Jenner, or E! Network, Pay for Arthur Ashe Award?

    06/21/2015 9:06:33 AM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 21st, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    I’m not accusing anyone of bribing ESPN or its employees at this point. I’m just looking for a logical explanation for giving the wealthy actor formerly known as Bruce Jenner an award for courage for a decision that required no special courage because the decision is going to make him even richer. I also want an explanation for why ESPN which is owned by ABC is going out of its way to promote a program on the E! Network which is owned by NBC. A bribe is a logical possibility considering Jenner’s purported wealth and the tendency of many rich...
  • ESPN and Capital One Are Dishonoring Real Heroes

    06/20/2015 12:52:23 PM PDT · by kathsua · 6 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 20th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    The decision by ESPN and Capital One to allow the actor previously known as Bruce Jenner to desecrate the Arthur Ashe courage award dishonors real heroes. Jenner has done nothing to deserve the Arthur Ashe award........ If Jenner accepts the award he will mark himself as a coward rather than a hero.
  • Tears of a Coach

    06/18/2015 7:08:57 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 7 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | June 17, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    Corso, Wyche, Mallory, Cameron, DiNardo, Hoeppner, Lynch, Wilson. The names roll off the tongue like sludge through a straw. Every single one a former Indiana University head football coach. Every single one a man who lost far more games than he won. Sam Wyche, who guided the Cincinnati Bengals to the Super Bowl, spent one season coaching at IU. He was 3-8. In 1984 he was replaced by Bill Mallory, who became the gold standard for modern-day IU football coaches. His first season he went 0-11. He eventually guided (edit: cross out guided and replace it with willed) the Hoosiers...
  • GO BLACKHAWKS!

    06/15/2015 6:36:06 PM PDT · by Notforprophet · 60 replies
    Yours Truly ^ | 06/15/2015 | Notforprophet
    Ahem. Let's GO BLACKHAWKS. Finish this thing! That's all. NFP
  • What is Ballistic Radio?

    06/15/2015 1:23:18 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/15/2015 | D Breteau
    When I first heard about something called Ballistic Radio, which doesn’t sound like two words that go together, I did what anyone would do: I Googled it! One of the first websites I landed on was for the Ballistic Radio Youtube Channel. The description? “A channel that is dedicated to making the Internet cry by destroying popular gun and shooting myths.” I immediately needed to know more. “I don’t want there to be any stupid gun owners.”John M. Johnston is the owner and host of Ballistic Radio. Johnston may not be what you would think when you visualize a guy...
  • Just don’t call me Bruce!

    06/15/2015 8:49:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/15/15 | Ed Wood
    It was a perfect diversion during this, another pre-election campaign season. While ISIS continues to dominate the Middle East, Christians continue to be beheaded, Iran develops its nuclear bomb and secret trade Javelin 1976agreements are being pushed through Congress, all media attention is directed elsewhere. At the 1976 Summer Olympics, Bruce Jenner won a gold medal and broke an Olympic world record, scoring 8,634 points in the decathlon. He was more famous than Mohammed Ali! A good looking guy, he did it all! Twice married, once with the mother of the famous Kardashian sisters although they were sired prior to...
  • Surprise: transgender “woman” beats tar out of a woman opponent in the ring

    06/11/2015 2:35:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 77 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | June 11, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Here’s a real surprise…A man… bit cut up… beat the stuffing out of a woman.From Libertarian Republic (the video is brutal): Transgender MMA [c’mon… MALE] Fighter Destroys Female OpponentCritics are scrutinizing mixed martial arts (MMA) competitor Fallon Fox, after the transgender fighter gave her opponent a concussion and broke her eye socket.Fox defeated her opponent, Tamikka Brents, by TKO at 2:17 of the first round of their match. Brent’s eye injury resulted in a damaged orbital bone that required seven staples.In a post-fight interview this week, Brents told Whoa TV, “I’ve never felt so overpowered ever in my life.”  [That’s...
  • Germany vs. USA Preview: Jogi vs Jurgen Round III

    06/10/2015 3:11:12 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    vavel.com ^ | Jun 9, 2015 | Roberto Rojas
    Following their dramatic victory for the first time against the Dutch, the United States will look to do the same against the current world champions. Match is scheduled to kickoff at 2:45 P.M (FOX Sports 1, UniMás, UDN)
  • Salmon Fishing Low Tech Forecasting

    06/09/2015 1:49:39 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Northwest Sportsman Mag ^ | 6/9/2015 | Andy Schneider
    “Red sky at night, sailors’ delight. Red sky in morning, sailors take warning.” This rhyming lore has been around for at least a couple millennia, serving seafarers in port and on the open ocean when they needed something that passed for a forecast. And while we may discount it in today’s modern world – what with all of our high-tech satellite imagery, anchored weather buoys, Doppler radar and suites of computer forecasting ensembles – there still is some truth to the saying. I’m no meteorologist, but the nut is that it has to do with areas of high pressure being...
  • Women’s World Cup: U.S. defeats Australia, 3-1

    06/09/2015 2:21:29 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | JUNE 8, 2015 | Des Bieler
    The U.S. dodged its first bullet in the World Cup’s “Group of Death” Monday, pulling away from Australia, 3-1. The Matildas gave the team all it could handle for the first hour of the game, but a goal by Christen Press in the 61st minute signaled a shift toward U.S. dominance. Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo were the standout performers for the U.S., the former with two goals, and the latter with several huge saves, especially early in the game, when her team was largely outplayed. Another highlight for the U.S. fans who made up the vast majority of the...
  • IOC responds to petition seeking to revoke Caitlyn (then Bruce) Jenner's Olympic gold medal

    06/08/2015 11:14:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Yahoo! Sport UK & Ireland ^ | June 5, 2015 | Staff
    The International Olympic Committee has made its first statement about Caitlyn Jenner's transition to a woman, responding to an online petition requesting that the organization, which runs the Olympic Games, revoke the gold medal Caitlyn (then Bruce) won during the 1976 Montreal Olympics. In its response to the petition, IOC Communications Director Mark Adams tells Yahoo, "Bruce Jenner won his gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games and there is no issue for the IOC." The IOC has had difficulty in the past defining the difference between men and women as it pertains to athletic competition. While it's rare, several...
  • USMNT's Jurgen Klinsmann wishes USWNT good luck, urges support

    06/08/2015 3:04:25 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | Jun 8, 2015 | Graham Watson
    U.S. men’s national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann took a few minutes between celebrating the men’s unexpected win against the Netherlands and preparation for Wednesday’s game against Germany to wish the U.S. women’s team good luck on its upcoming World Cup run.
  • 2015 Women’s World Cup: Game, TV schedule as USWNT chase glory in Canada

    06/06/2015 3:25:29 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 535 replies
    prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com ^ | Jun 5, 2015 | Joe Prince-Wright
    The 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada is the biggest tournament ever for women’s soccer. Expanded to 24 teams for the first time in history, the action begins on Saturday, June 6 and the final is on July 5. It promises to be a spectacular month of soccer north of the border. ... Below is a look at the day-by-day schedule for each group game, including where you can watch the games in the U.S. on TV, followed by the schedule for the knockout stages. All times listed are Eastern Time.
  • Is Caitlyn Jenner the Beginning of the End for Women's Sports?

    06/05/2015 1:13:31 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 39 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | June 5, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    In 2011, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) produced a handbook titled, "NCAA Inclusion of Transgender Student-Athletes." (https://goo.gl/bCnGuE) Seemingly ahead of the curve on what has become a hot-button issue, the NCAA's Office of Inclusion (yes, there is such an office at the NCAA) states that the governing body "seeks to establish and maintain an inclusive culture that fosters equitable participation for student-athletes and career opportunities for coaches and administrators from diverse backgrounds." In 2012, 6-foot-8, 220-pound Gabrielle Ludgwig, who was then 50-years-old, became what was reportedly "the first transsexual athlete to play college sports as both genders" as a...
  • Caitlyn Jenner: Bruce Can Be Erased from Olympic H.O.F. ... If She Wants

    06/05/2015 12:24:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    TMZ Sports ^ | June 5, 2015 | Staff
    Caitlyn Jenner can make Olympic history again -- the doors to the Hall of Fame are swinging wide open for her to enter ... all she has to do is ask. Caitlyn was inducted into the H.O.F. back in 1986 thanks to her legendary gold medal in the 1976 Olympic decathlon. But, of course ... Bruce is the name attached to that honor. At least for now. Patrick Sandusky, spokesperson for the US Olympic Committee, tells TMZ they would gladly update the name to Caitlyn. He says if she files a formal request, the Committee would review it, and presto...
  • MS: Alleged Kidnappers of Handgun Competitor: 1 Dead, 1 Corrections Officer (picture)

    06/04/2015 4:49:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A couple of weeks ago, two armed criminals kidnapped a doctor at gun point.  They did not realize that their intended prey was also a combat handgun competitor who was loading guns and ammunition into his vehicle.  They forced him to take his vehicle to an ATM, where they extracted money.  Then they made a critical mistake.  They threatened his wife.  Accessing a handgun in the door of his vehicle, he shot and killed one of the suspects, Edwin Robinson.   Robinson is the larger man in the picture above.  The other suspect has been captured. He turned out...
  • Man found guilty of driving zamboni drunk during hockey game

    06/02/2015 4:29:45 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 51 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | June 2, 2015 | Forum News Service
    FARGO – A former Zamboni driver for the Fargo Park District has been sentenced to serve 9 days in jail by a municipal court judge for driving a Zamboni while drunk during a high school hockey game on January 30th. Steven James Anderson's attorney argued at trial his client wasn't guilty of the Class B misdemeanor driving under the influence charge he faced after witnesses reported Anderson was driving the Zamboni erratically during a Fargo Davies girls hockey game against Williston at South Sports Arena. Prosecutors said Anderson had a 0.314 percent blood-alcohol content that night. Defense attorney Lindsey Haugen...
  • Is the United States good enough to win the Women's World Cup?

    06/02/2015 12:47:58 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 49 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Leander Schaerlaeckens
    When it kicks off its 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada on Monday, the United States women's national team will, as ever, be the favorite. In more ways than one.
  • USWNT Looks For Perfect Send Off To World Cup

    05/30/2015 12:11:46 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    vavel.com ^ | May 30, 2015 | Emily Helle USWNT Specialist
    The United States Women’s National Team looks to wrap up their Send-Off series with a perfect record as they take the field at 4:30p.m ET on May 30th against Korea Republic. ... Next the United States will travel to Winnipeg, Canada to prepare for FIFA Women’s World Cup group play. The USWNT opens the tournament in Group D, titled the Group of Death, on June 8th against Australia followed by Sweden on June 12th and Nigeria in Vancouver on June 16th.
  • Steelers boss sees Germany, Mexico games by 2020

    05/24/2015 2:13:42 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | AFP
    The National Football League will play regular-season games in Germany and Mexico within five years if Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II has his way. Rooney, among the owners on the NFL's International Committee, said in a posting on the team's website that he thinks the expansion of the league's global exposure will come by 2020.
  • Chargers, Raiders, Carson complete NFL stadium land deal

    05/19/2015 5:27:11 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 33 replies
    OC Register ^ | 5/19/2015 | Scott Reid
    SAN FRANCISCO - The Chargers, Raiders and Carson city officials completed a land deal Tuesday morning that will enable a $1.65-billion stadium to be built next to the I-405 freeway that eliminates another hurdle for the NFL's return to the Los Angeles-Orange County market. The deed for 157 acres was transferred to the Carson Reclamation Joint Powers Authority Tuesday. Following a model used to develop and finance Levi's Stadium, the 49ers' new home in Santa Clara, the CRJPA will lease the land to a stadium authority, likely made up of Carson City Council members who in turn will rent the...
  • Senator Says NFL Priorities “Screwed Up” [semi-satire]

    05/19/2015 10:36:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 May 2015 | John Semmens
    The announcement that the New England Patriots and Quarterback Tom Brady would be penalized for cheating drove Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) into a frenzy. “I find it stunning that the NFL cares more about how much air is in a football than it cares about a racist franchise name,” Reid raved. “No one need have known about the under-inflated balls. Covertly tipping the scales is simply business-as-usual. By going public with this scandal the NFL has ‘shot itself in the foot,’ and to what end?” “The much more serious offense is the refusal of the Washington team to...
  • USWNT 5-1 Mexico: United States thrashes Mexico in World Cup send-off

    05/17/2015 11:05:28 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Kyle Lynch
    With the Women’s World Cup less than 20 days away, the United States women’s national team defeated Mexico 5-1 in the team’s penultimate send-off match. Their final match before the World Cup is on May 30th against Korea Republic at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey. Kobe Bryant was in attendance at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles as the USWNT improved their stellar record against Mexico, bagging five goals in an absolute drubbing. The United States came out of the gates firing, and could have scored three or four goals early if not for the stellar play of Cecilia...
  • USA vs. Mexico Women's Soccer

    05/17/2015 12:37:40 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    bleacherreport.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Christopher Simpson
    Old rivals Mexico and the USA are coming head-to-head once again as both teams prepare for the 2015 Women's World Cup. For the U.S., the friendly is the second in a three-game send-off series before they head off to Canada. Both teams have selected their 23 players for their World Cup rosters, but the game is another chance to impress and stake a claim for a place in their starting XIs. Here's all the information you need to catch the game and a look at what to expect in this exciting clash.
  • Polluted waters could force Rio de Janeiro to move 2016 Olympic races

    05/16/2015 11:47:31 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 27 replies
    washington post ^ | May 15 | By Dom Phillips
    RIO DE JANEIRO — The site chosen for the finals of next summer’s Olympic sailing races could not be more spectacular. Located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay, at the foot of Rio de Janeiro’s Sugarloaf Mountain, in full view of the crowds on Flamengo Beach, it is one of the most scenic places on the planet. But there is one not-so-little problem. “It is dirty,’’ said Brazilian Olympic windsurfer Ricardo Winicki. “It is one of the dirtiest places. And one of the most beautiful.’’ So notoriously grimy are the waters that Brazilian authorities are fighting to defend their selection...
  • This NFL ‘investigation’ of Tom Brady looks more like a total hose job with every passing day

    05/15/2015 12:13:03 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 60 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/15/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Pre-ordained findings: Endeavor to get to the bottom of this, Brady will be totally vindicated. The same can't be said for Roger Goodell and Ted Wells, who appear to have been motivated here by anything, everything except the truth I know a lot of you are absolutely convinced that Tom Brady cheated his way to the Super Bowl by flagrantly directing the illegal deflation of footballs that were used in the AFC Championship Game against the Colts, and that the Patriots’ 45-7 win in that game was tainted by Brady’s better grip on the balls as a result of the...