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  • Clint Dempsey's record goal helps USA past Costa Rica into Gold Cup final

    07/22/2017 11:37:51 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 23 July 2017 | Associated Press
    Clint Dempsey fed Jozy Altidore for the go-ahead goal, then scored on a free kick to match Landon Donovan’s American record with his 57th international goal and lead the United States over Costa Rica 2-0 Saturday night and into the Concacaf Gold Cup championship game. Playing in his home state of Texas, the 34-year-old Dempsey entered in the 66th minute and made a perfectly timed through pass six minutes later that allowed Altidore to break in alone and beat Patrick Pemberton with a left-footed shot from 10 yards. Dempsey doubled the lead in the 82nd minute with a 27-yard shot...
  • New cricket league to build stadium, field team in Atlanta (17,000 jobs in 8 city league)

    07/17/2017 9:48:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WXIA-TV | July 17, 2017 | Michael King
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.11alive.com/sports/new-cricket-league-to-build-stadium-field-team-in-atlanta/457332929
  • Reebok mocks Trump — then it backfires when comedian points out company’s sexist double standard

    07/16/2017 4:52:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 16, 2017 | Chris Enloe
    Athletic wear company Reebok used their Twitter account to scathingly mock President Donald Trump on Friday, taking a shot at the president for comments he made to France’s first lady on Friday. Trump made headlines Friday during his visit to Paris, France, on Bastille Day. Trump and first lady Melania Trump were meeting with newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron and French first lady Brigitte Macron. The duo toured museums and participated in Bastille Day celebrations together. After the Trumps and Macrons finished their visit of museums at Les Invalides, a Facebook video posted by the French government caught Trump...
  • UEFA Women's Euro 2017: Game times, full schedule, how to watch, results

    07/16/2017 9:02:44 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | July 15, 2017 | Jamie Goldberg
    The 2017 UEFA Women's Euro is set to kick off on Sunday, July 16 with a match between the Netherlands and Norway. The tournament, which takes place every four years, is the main competition between the national teams in the UEFA Confederation. This year's tournament is being hosted by the Netherlands and is set to run from July 16-August 6. Germany has won the last six iterations of the tournament. The UEFA Women's Euro will feature three of the top five teams in the world -- Germany (No. 2), France (No. 3) and England (No. 5) -- based on current...
  • Trump greeted warmly at US Women's Open

    07/15/2017 12:00:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Sport 24 ^ | July 15, 2017 | Agence France Presse
    <p>Bedminster - US President Donald Trump took in a little golf on Friday, receiving a warm welcome at the US Women's Open despite calls for the US Golf association to move the elite event from his Trump National Golf Club.</p>
  • A Bankrupt City In A Bankrupt State Lands The Olympic Games

    07/13/2017 5:34:47 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 32 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 7.13.2017 | David Blackmon
    Take Paris first: Paris is sadly a city plagued by frequent, major Islamic terrorist attacks, and the city’s government has shown zero sign of being willing to do anything effective to truly resolve the issue. Worse, France’s open borders policy virtually ensures that this problem is going to only become worse as the years go on, as more and more immigrants enter the country from Islamic nations. Hosting an Olympic Games will require Paris to become a literal police state for a minimum of six weeks, and the cost of infrastructure and security-mandated improvements will be astronomical. Los Angeles may...
  • USMNT Gold Cup match-up vs. Panama brings deja vu over "a dangerous team"

    07/08/2017 11:59:46 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 158 replies
    mlssoccer.com ^ | July 6, 2017 | Arielle Castillo
    Hello darkness, our old friend. The beginning of the Gold Cup for the US sees them facing Panama again. And in looking ahead to the match-up, which kicks off the Yanks’ campaign on Saturday at Nissan Stadium (4:30 pm ET | FOX and Univision), nobody’s coming in hot or headstrong. “Panama’s extremely a tough opponent, especially right out of the gate,” said defender Matt Besler, of Sporting Kansas City, on Thursday afternoon, after the US’ last training session at Nashville’s Lipscomb University. “We seem to have played them a lot in recent years, and every single game’s been different, and...
  • Wrestling’s new greatest villain: “The Progressive Liberal”

    06/29/2017 11:18:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 29, 2017 | Allahpundit
    To cleanse the palate, how did it take until 2017 for pro (or semi-pro) wrestling to come up with a sneering leftist as a heel? Half the fun of following the WWF in the 1980s was booing Nikolai Volkoff and the Iron Sheik. If last year’s election proved anything, it’s that condescending uncharismatic liberals are the villains everyone of this era loves to hate. Even so, I was going to slam this guy for not doing nearly enough to embrace the caricature — where’s the hipster beard? — until I read this and discovered … he really is a...
  • Lawyer Who Felled 'Gawker' Sues Gizmodo, 'Deadspin'

    06/27/2017 5:32:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    MediaPost ^ | June 27, 2017 | Erik Sass
    Less than a year after famed (or infamous) media gossip site Gawker was forced to close by a eight-figure settlement in favor of wrestler Hulk Hogan, the successor to the former Gawker Media empire finds itself in the legal crosshairs. It's for another lawsuit seeking major damages — and it’s the same lawyer taking aim. This time, attorney Charles Harder, who has also represented First Lady Melania Trump in her libel lawsuit against the Daily Mail, is handling the lawsuit on behalf of RJ Bell, real name Randall James Busack, the founder and CEO of Pregame.com, a sports handicapping Web...
  • FBI Asserts Shootings at GOP Baseball Practice "Random Violence" [fake satire]

    06/24/2017 10:39:45 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 June 2017 | John Semmens
    At a press briefing this week, Tim Slater, who leads the criminal division of the FBI's Washington field office, endeavored mightily to portray last week's assault on dozens of Republicans gathered to practice for a charity baseball game as a "purely spontaneous and random act of violence." Slater dismissed the testimony of witnesses who identified the shooter as the same man who moments earlier asked them if the men practicing were Republicans or Democrats as "insufficient to determine intent. Granted, he did go on to fire numerous rounds at these men, but we have no way of knowing whether he...
  • ESPN Promotes Boss Who Hates Donald Trump To Number Two In Company

    06/16/2017 12:14:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Out Kick The Coverage ^ | June 16, 2017 | Clay Travis
    This morning ESPN announced that Connor Schell, newly promoted, would be the new second most powerful man in the company behind head boss John Skipper. Within a few minutes of that announcement conservative ESPN employees were sending me messages asking me to check out Connor Schell’s Tweets from back during the election. And I know this is going to completely shock you guys, but it turns out that Connor Schell is a huge left winger who expressed public disgust on his Twitter account over the election of Donald Trump and endorsed the idea that Trump oppresses minorities, women, and gays....
  • Confederations Cup: World Cup host Russia set to come under spotlight

    06/16/2017 12:51:34 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 207 replies
    bbc.com ^ | Patrick Jennings | bbc
    With a year still to go before the 2018 World Cup begins, it may be that thoughts of next summer's tournament are far from the front of your mind. But the Confederations Cup, which gets under way in Russia on Saturday, might change that - and not just because of the football. Many of the issues that surround Russia's hosting of the World Cup are likely to come under the spotlight over the next few weeks, as teams from around the globe compete at Fifa's test run. Questions over hooliganism, corruption allegations and claims workers have been abused provide a...
  • One Warrior’s eyebrow-raising answer on White House visit

    06/14/2017 5:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | June 14, 2017 | Jon Becker
    Andre Iguodala made it clear that even if the Warriors wind up meeting with President Trump at the White House, he won’t be going. When asked by USA Today’s Sam Amick if he would accept an invitation from Trump, Iguodala said, “Hell nah.” The Warriors downplayed the potential presidential controversy Monday, saying in a statement, “Today is all about celebrating our championship. We have not received an invitation to the White House but will make those decisions when and if necessary.” The Warriors’ standout sixth man posed a possible scenario where he would join the team for a White House...
  • It’s Time to Demand the Obama-led Resistance to STOP THE HATRED!

    06/14/2017 6:21:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/17 | Judi McLeod
    It’s high time for American citizens to demand authorities to STOP THE DEADLY PROGRESSIVE HATRED It was only a matter of time before the wishful thinking of the progressive left, who celebrate the decapitation and assassination of President Donald Trump in comedy and ‘art’, manifested itself in real life.
  • Thousands of fans boo US national anthem at soccer game in Mexico City

    06/13/2017 3:19:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    AOL News ^ | June 12, 2017 | Alex Lasker
    Thousands of soccer fans loudly booed the United States national anthem when it was played at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca before the two countries faced off in Sunday night's World Cup qualifier game. Thousands of fans jeered and refused to stand as the Star-Spangled Banner played over the sound system, making their dislike of the United States known. While Mexican fans booed during the national anthem, they celebrated their team's one goal of the night by hurling slurs towards American fans, who slung back insults in retaliation, according to the Miami Herald.....
  • Laid-off ESPN Offender Britt McHenry Defends Fired Colleen Campbell

    06/13/2017 8:35:34 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 16 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 6/13/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    Birds of a feather.... Less than a week after PHL17 reporter Colleen Campbell was fired for going off on a comedy club employee and Philadelphia police officer, laid-off ESPN reporter and verbal abuser Britt McHenry came to Campbell's defense... sort of.
  • England’s Lallana relishes ‘historic’ Scotland clash

    06/10/2017 12:32:13 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 113 replies
    themalaymailonline.com ^ | June 10, 2017 | June 10, 2017
    Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana believes time has done nothing to wear away the lustre of the rivalry between England and Scotland ahead of today's World Cup qualifying match in Glasgow. Beginning with their first encounter in November 1872, the two neighbours faced off almost every year until 1984, when the British Home Championship was abolished. Their meetings since have been scarce and with Scotland having not qualified for a major tournament since the 1998 World Cup, a gulf has emerged between the teams. But Lallana said: “It's a historic game. We proved in the fixture at Wembley (England's 3-0 win...
  • LeBron James Needs “A Day Without White People”

    06/08/2017 12:47:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 76 replies
    Sons of Liberty ^ | 6/5/17 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    LeBron James needs a reality check! LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are facing off against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA finals, but LeBron made headlines for another reason. Someone spray-painted the gate of his Brentwood, California, mansion with the so-called “N-word.” The Cavs star player held a press conference, blew up this minor incident, castigated white America as “racist” and lamented how bad blacks have it in America. “No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough. … And we’ve...
  • Male athlete climbs all the way from last place to first place simply by claiming to be a girl

    06/05/2017 6:44:59 AM PDT · by grundle · 44 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 5, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    At Cromwell High School in Connecticut, a male track runner has climbed all the way from last place to first place simply by claiming to be a girl. In this particular case, the person in question has not even taken any gender altering hormones, and has not had sexual reassignment surgery. Instead, the person merely claimed to be a girl – and presto – they moved up all the way from last place to first place. Radical left wing feminists have no right to complain that this is “unfair,” because it is they themselves who created this situation. As time...
  • First Redskins, Now LSU Tigers are targets of PC Lunatics

    06/03/2017 10:16:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/03/17 | Jeff Crouere
    This “march toward justice” is a march toward insanity, a march toward devastation. The efforts to erase history, remove monuments, change names and mascots must stop immediately. If not, our country will disintegrate before our very eyes In our toxic age of political correctness, nothing is immune from liberal political attacks, even the beautiful, majestic and endangered tigers. It seems obvious that tigers should be supported since their numbers are dwindling the in the wild and their natural habitats are constantly shrinking. Most people probably think it is innocent for Louisiana State University (LSU) to feature tigers as their mascot...