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  • Spurs replacing dance squad with a ‘family-friendly’ coed ‘hype team’

    05/21/2018 12:01:50 PM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 21, 2018 | Rick Maese
    They were there for all five of the Spurs’ NBA championship runs, dancing in the aisles, performing during halftimes, trying to liven up the crowd. From the early days of David Robinson to what might have been Kawhi Leonard’s final season in San Antonio, the Silver Dancers were part of the Spurs’ game day experience for more than a quarter-century. Leonard’s future remains uncertain, but the Silver Dancers are apparently done. The team is reportedly eliminating its longtime dance team, replacing it next season with a 35-member ‘family-friendly’ co-ed “hype team” that will feature tumbling and acrobatics.
  • New Orleans only city vying for Super Bowl 2024 at NFL owners meetings on Wednesday

    05/21/2018 9:17:25 AM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies ^ | May 21, 2018 | Larry Holder
    New Orleans could once again become the home for the Super Bowl on Wednesday afternoon (May 23). That's when the city's contingent, led by the New Orleans Saints and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, will present a proposal to the NFL team owners to host the 2024 Super Bowl (58), according to the Saints and the GNOSF. New Orleans will be the only suitor for the 2024 Super Bowl at the league owners meetings, making its chances of landing the NFL's crowning event highly probable. The vote by the 31 other teams is expected to occur shortly after the...
  • Hicks’ MLB-record 105 mph pitches had teammates stunned (video)

    05/21/2018 7:19:24 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 50 replies ^ | 5/20/2018 | Andrew Joesph
    Cardinals rookie pitcher Jordan Hicks came as close as humanly possible to throwing literal fireballs against the Phillies on Sunday. He hit 105 mph with the fastball twice, which tied the MLB mark with Aroldis Chapman for the fastest-recorded pitch. He also broke out 104 mph two other times in his 1.1 innings of work. The Cardinals dugout couldn't believe what they were watching. As if the 105 mph heat wasn't crazy enough, Hicks had plenty of movement too. It was ridiculous.
  • Golden Knights' trip to Stanley Cup Final helps healing process

    05/21/2018 3:44:13 AM PDT · by airborne · 65 replies
    NHL Website ^ | 5/21/18 | Nicholas J. Cotsonika
    Storybook season that started with tragedy is four wins from championship They talked about it ahead of time, just in case. The Vegas Golden Knights didn't have a captain. They were the epitome of a team. So if they defeated the Winnipeg Jets and won the Western Conference, who would accept the Clarence Campbell Bowl? It had to be defenseman Deryk Engelland, because this storybook season has been about more than becoming the greatest expansion team of all-time, more than establishing the NHL in a new market and more than giving Las Vegas its first major league sports team.
  • NBA Star Slams JJ Watt For Offering To Pay For Funerals Of Santa Fe Victims

    05/20/2018 4:53:41 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 43 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 20 May 2018 | OfficerBlue
    NBA star Stephen Jackson went on the offensive against JJ Watt after news of his good deed. Santa Fe, TX - After the school shooting in Santa Fe on Friday, NFL star JJ Watt said that he would pay for the funerals for all 10 of the people who were murdered in the shooting. The offer follows Watt raising $37 million for victims of Hurricane Harvey. However, former NBA star Stephen Jackson found a way to slam Watt for offering to help, according to Total Pro Sports. In response to the news that Watt was going to personally pay for...
  • ‘I Don’t Drink Enough’: Celtics Legend Bill Russell Recovering [TR]

    05/19/2018 7:18:47 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    CBS BOSTON ^ | 19 MAY 2018 | CBS BOSTON
    BOSTON (CBS) – Celtics legend Bill Russell was rushed to a Washington state hospital Friday night after a scare he says resulted in him not drinking enough water. TMZ first reported that Russell was taken by ambulance from his Seattle-area home. His condition was not known at the time. But a short time later, Russell himself tweeted that he was on his way home from the hospital.
  • Tim Tebow is having a great month at Double A and could be on the rise

    05/19/2018 4:48:47 PM PDT · by Conserv · 17 replies
    The Mets are plagued with injuries once again. Tebow’s next move might not be to the majors, but he could be headed to the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s. If the Mets promote Matt den Dekker to the majors, Tebow could fill the open spot on the 51s.
  • UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman, Live Thread

    05/19/2018 4:14:46 PM PDT · by Impy · 14 replies
    Premlims on Fox Sports 2 at 8 Eastern, Main Card on Fox Sports 1 at 10 Eastern. Veteran Demian Maia vs. 12-1 Nigerian Kamaru Usman is the main event Chick Fight in the co-main Alexa Grasso vs. Tatiana Suarez Not a lot of big names on this card, the first UFC event in Chile

    05/19/2018 12:03:03 PM PDT · by ETL · 88 replies
    various sources | May 19, 2018
    Post Horse Trainer Dosage Jockey M/LOdds 1 Quip Rodolphe Brisset 3.00  Florent Geroux 12-1 2 Lone Sailor Tom Amoss 2.71  Irad Ortiz Jr. 15-1 3 Sporting Chance D. Wayne Lukas 2.20  Luis Contreras 30-1 4 Diamond King John Servis 2.60  Javier Castellano 30-1 5 Good Magic Chad Brown 3.40  Jose Ortiz 3-1 6 Tenfold Steve Asmussen 3.00  Ricardo Santana Jr. 20-1 7 Justify Bob Baffert 3.00  Mike Smith 1-2 8 Bravazo D. Wayne Lukas 2.75  Luis Saez 20-1
  • Johnny Canadian Football: Manziel says he has signed with CFL's Tiger-Cats

    05/19/2018 9:04:39 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 25 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 5-19-2018 | Frank Schwab
    To be fair, when Johnny Manziel said on NFL draft night that he was going to “wreck this league,” he didn’t say which league. Manziel is back in football. The former Cleveland Browns’ first-round pick who last played in the NFL in 2015, signed with the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats, he said on Twitter. He said it’s for “what looks like two years.” He said he missed playing football, and that’s why he signed. With that, the CFL became more interesting this season. Manziel flamed out spectacularly in the NFL. He was admittedly not prepared to be a pro...
  • U.S. Open winning golfer and wife who 'beat him because he played a poor round' are back together

    05/18/2018 9:51:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 18, 2018 | Jose Lambiet
    Just days after his wife allegedly beat him and his mother over his lackluster performance at the Player's Championship, PGA star Lucas Glover is living back home with his spouse, can reveal. Krista Glover was seen at the couple's $1.75 million mansion in an exclusive neighborhood near Jupiter, Florida on Thursday afternoon. She declined to be interviewed, but the golfer confirmed to that he and his wife are trying to patch things up. Speaking from the driveway of his 4,200 sq ft home Lucas said: 'We're here together. We're working on it. Everything is fine.' On Sunday, Krista...
  • Secretariat - Preakness Stakes 1973

    05/18/2018 9:09:53 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 70 replies
    Since Secretariat won the Preakness in 1973 there have 45 Preakness Stakes ran. Going into the first turn he’s in last place, then like he was playing with the rest of the horses, he passes them all. It was like he said “clear the way boys, here I come.” His winning time is still the Preakness record.
  • 25-Year-Old Man Arrested After Posing as 17 to Play High School Basketball

    05/16/2018 4:58:35 PM PDT · by BBell · 28 replies ^ | 5/16/18 | TIM DANIELS
    Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley allegedly posed as a 17-year-old Hurricane Harvey refugee so he could play boys' basketball at Hillcrest High School in Dallas, Texas. On Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News reported the 25-year-old, who also spent time at Skyline High School, was arrested Friday on a charge of tampering with government records. The mother of a 14-year-old female student told the paper he dated her daughter while at Hillcrest High. Gilstrap-Portley, who officials say was operating under the alias Rashun Richardson, was named the District 11-5A Offensive Player of the Year during the 2017-18 season.
  • Michigan State to Pay Out $500 Million In Settlements To Larry Nassar Abuse Victims

    05/16/2018 9:59:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    SI ^ | May 16, 2018 | Chris Chavez
    Michigan State will spend at least $500 million to settle hundreds of lawsuits with surviving victims of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse, according to the Detroit Free Press. Nassar abused about 300 victims, according to court records observed by the Free Press. Nassar was sentenced up to 175 years on Michigan state charges of sexual assault, to go along with a sentence of 40 to 125 years in prison on three counts of sexual assault with another 60–year sentence on federal child-pornography charges.

    05/16/2018 7:46:56 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies ^ | January 6, 2014 | Jerry Miculek
    An oldie, but goodie. Jerry Miculek with a .50 Cal Barrett in the offhand position. Six rounds in less than 1 second semiauto. Old guys rule!
  • SC golfer missed the cut in a PGA event. Wife called him 'loser' and attacked, cops say

    05/16/2018 5:35:16 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 62 replies
    The State ^ | 5/15/20189 | Noah Feit
    Things went from bad to worse for Lucas Glover last weekend. The South Carolina native missed the 54-hole cut at one of the PGA Tour's premier events, The Players Championship, which is held in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. After failing to qualify for the final round, the 2009 U.S. Open champion was attacked by his wife for his poor showing in the tournament, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, reported. Krista Glover was arrested after the sheriff's office said she "forcefully attacked" Glover, and his mother, Hershey Glover, in front of the couple's two children, according to...
  • 'Nothing was malicious.' Lexington Legends react to anger over event for millennials.

    05/15/2018 4:53:55 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 12 replies
    The Legends received plenty of angry tweets from millennials about Monday's Millennial Night and activities like nap time, petition signing and selfies, but the event was not meant to be negative or critical, according to Anne Mapson, the Legends' special projects manager. "At first (the negative comments were) a little tough to read, but we were looking at the things we were doing and nothing was malicious," Mapson said. "We didn't realize people would take it in a negative way." During Monday night's game and promotion, the Legends received positive feedback that outweighed the social media backlash, Mapson said.
  • Lucas Glover's wife arrested for domestic violence; reportedly attacked him for bad round (PGA)

    05/15/2018 3:20:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    Golf Digest ^ | May 15, 2018 | Joel Beall
    PGA Tour player Lucas Glover was attacked by his wife during the Players Championship, according to police reports. Following the tournament's third round, Krista Glover was arrested and charged with domestic battery and resisting arrest. Police arrived to a residence rented by the Glovers on Saturday night due to a disturbance 911 call. A document from the St. Johns County Sheriff's department states Lucas was berated by his wife for his poor play (he shot a third-round 78 for a MDF—made cut, did not finish). In the report. Lucas told deputies "when he plays a bad round of golf, Krista...
  • Prince William may leave Prince Harry's wedding ceremonies to watch FA Cup Football final

    05/15/2018 10:21:25 AM PDT · by ethom · 30 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | May 15 2018 7 minutes ago | Liz Roscher
    Prince William, the future king of the United Kingdom, is in the middle of a quandary that’s probably familiar to most people: wedding vs. sports. His younger brother, Prince Harry, is marrying actress Meghan Markle on Saturday, and he’s the best man. But England’s Football Association Cup final between Manchester United and Chelsea is on Saturday as well, and William is expected to attend in an official capacity. While this seems like a no-brainer — family over sports, it’s not quite that easy for William. Why does Prince William need to attend the FA Cup final? Every year, the FA...
  • Where sports gambling is legal, state-by-state

    05/14/2018 11:59:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 14, 2018 | Jay Busbee
    By a 6-3 margin, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which paves the way for legalized nationwide sports gambling. States can now decide on their own if they want to offer gambling within their borders. But which states will offer gambling, and when? That’s a trickier question. Even in the best-case scenario, it’ll still be several weeks before you can make legal bets – and that’s in states where gambling bills have already passed through the appropriate state legislatures. If your state hasn’t even started considering the possibility of legalized gambling, it...