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  • SOCCER TIFOS FROM AROUND THE WORLD (Awesome ones commemorating Operation Market Garden)

    10/24/2014 9:03:57 AM PDT · by C19fan
    SI ^ | October 23, 2014 | Staff
    Here are some of the best fan banners and displays from around the world.
  • How Dock Ellis Dropped Acid and Threw a No-Hitter

    08/31/2014 10:06:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 31, 2014 | Larry Getlen
    SNIP Ellis rushed to San Diego for the game. He pitched wildly through all nine innings, walking eight and hitting a batter, but managed to pitch a no-hitter in a 2-0 victory. After the game, says Spinks, someone asked Ellis if he saw the game’s final play. He responded, “Did I see it? You should have seen it the way I saw it.” SNIP
  • The College Football Czar: Week 9

    10/23/2014 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 23, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 9 Week eight in review: For the third week in a row, those confounded games failed to adhere to the College Football Czar’s brilliant predictions. This time, he actually came in under .500, with a record of 9-10. For the season, his record stands at 101-66, for a .605 winning percentage. If that average held through the rest of the season, it would be the Czar’s worst since he began posting his picks online, and about 90 points lower than last season. At least he correctly picked the week’s biggest game, in which Florida State...
  • Kansas City lingerie shopowners in a twist after Homeland Security's panty raid

    10/23/2014 3:38:40 PM PDT · by dware · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.23.2014 | FoxNews.com
    When two burly men walked into a Missouri women's underwear store Tuesday, the owners didn't think much of it -- until the pair flashed their Homeland Security badges and confiscated several dozen panties bearing the initials "KC" in honor of the Kansas City Royals.
  • World Series Ratings Off to Worst Start on Record

    10/23/2014 5:58:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 88 replies
    Variety ^ | October 22, 2014 | Rick Kissell
    The Kansas City Royals were a great story in baseball this year, but as a team with little star power that hails from a small market, their surprise run to face the San Francisco Giants in the World Series may not be resonating with more casual sports fans. Fox attracted a still-sizable audience to Game 1 of the Fall Classic on Tuesday — 12.2 million — but this left it tied with the 2012 Texas-San Francisco opener, which previously had been the smallest audience to kick things off. Last year’s World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red...
  • Mysteries of the #MarlinsMan Revealed!

    10/22/2014 7:47:48 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    mlblog ^ | 9-22-14 | mlb
    Need to go to the link to see the pictures and comments. This is a small excerpt: 1 – He Pays it Forward – Laurence keeps a promise from his grandfather to always pay it forward, to give back to those around you. On top of the regular season tickets that Laurence has for himself and his guests, he has another set of incredible seats open for families coming to the game. Laurence will stand outside of Marlins Park before first pitch to pass out his tickets to give to families, as a way to give back to the Marlins...
  • Nascar SCS Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Sun Oct 26 on ESPN at 1:30 PM ET

    10/22/2014 3:58:05 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 41 replies
  • Ray Rice filing grievance against Ravens for dismissal, per report

    10/22/2014 12:14:06 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/22/14 | Jay Busbee
    In the wake of the outrage comes the lawyers. Pro Football Talk is reporting that former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has filed a grievance against the team for cutting him in September. First, a refresher: In February, Rice got into an altercation with his then-fiancee (now wife) in an Atlantic City elevator, striking her and knocking her unconscious. He was suspended for two games by the NFL in July; two months later, when tape of the actual striking surfaced, Rice was suspended indefinitely by the league and cut by the Ravens. Now, Rice is apparently protesting the Ravens'...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 8]

    10/22/2014 5:58:10 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 32 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Bye teams: New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Oct. 23 San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons (London), 9:30 a.m. St. Louis Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. Oakland Raiders...
  • Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

    10/22/2014 12:13:13 AM PDT · by Hugin · 11 replies
    AP/MSN ^ | 10/21/2014 | RONALD BLUM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead. It might as well have been 100 with the way MadBum and this orange-and-black bunch play in the World Series. Bumgarner carried a shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off their October poise, putting a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll by romping 7-1 in the Series opener Tuesday night.
  • Cowboys Waive Michael Sam From Practice Squad

    10/21/2014 1:31:53 PM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 104 replies
    IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys have decided to waive defensive end Michael Sam. The practice squad player who joined the team on Sept. 3, spent the first seven weeks of the season on the 10-man squad and never made it to the 53-man roster. Sam, the first openly-gay player in the NFL, was a seventh-round draft pick of the Rams.
  • Overcoming odds, MMA fighter with Down syndrome preps for first fight

    10/20/2014 7:43:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    FOX ^ | October 20, 2014 | Alexandria Hein
    Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters are known for their tough mentality and stop-at-nothing attitudes, so it’s no surprise that even though Garrett “G Money” Holeve has Down syndrome, he has muted his doubters and is fighting his way into the cage. On November 8, Holeve will enter the cage for his first sanctioned fight against David “Cerebral Assassin” Steffan. The fight between Holeve and Steffan, a former Special Olympian who was born with cerebral palsy, has been approved by Spire Sanctioning – an amateur MMA sanctioning body – and is being sponsored by Fighting for Autism.
  • Don't mess with Gramps! (This is HYSTERICAL)

    10/20/2014 6:08:03 PM PDT · by RIghtwardHo · 30 replies
    Digg.com ^ | 20 Oct 2014 | RIghtwardHo
    "Remember how your grandparents would always tell you life was more difficult for them? And how hard they had to work everyday? Turns out they weren't exaggerating in the slightest."
  • Wrestling legend Ox Baker passes away

    10/20/2014 10:01:18 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | October 20, 2014 | SLAM! Wrestling
    Wrestling legend Ox Baker has passed away due to complications stemming from a heart attack, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-5, 340-pounder was 80 years old... Aside from the wrestling, Baker is remembered in the mainstream for his significant role in the cult classic Escape from New York, directed by John Carpenter and [starring] Kurt Russell, and he's in the documentary I Like To Hurt People...
  • San Francisco radio stations ban hit song ‘Royals’ (over Giants v. Kansas City)

    10/20/2014 9:44:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 12:03 PM EDT
    The popular song “Royals” by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals. Two San Francisco radio stations say they won’t play the song during the duration of the World Series. KFOG and KOIT announced the bans last week as the Giants clinched the pennant and headed to the series. …
  • Jameis Winston expected to enter NFL Draft, but won't drop out of FSU

    10/20/2014 9:01:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 19, 2014 | Jason La Canfora
    Some have suggested that Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston might drop out of school as a way to avoid the institution's investigation into prior sexual assault charges brought against him, as well as an inquiry into whether he violated NCAA rules for being compensated for autographs, but several sources close to him said that is in no way a consideration. Winston intends to fight vigilantly to maintain his innocence in both instances, however, given the current state of his relationship with the upper reaches of FSU, it has become a certainty he will declare for the NFL Draft. Winston...
  • Russian tennis official suspended for calling Williams sisters “brothers”

    10/20/2014 7:48:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/20/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Shamil Tarpischev, the head of the Russian Tennis Federation, is in trouble this morning, having received a one year suspension and a $25K fine for comments he made earlier in the week. While appearing on a talk show, Tarpischev dropped in some ill timed one liners about the highly ranked Williams sisters, Serena and Venus. Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official.Shamil Tarpischev was also fined...
  • Simulated College Football Playoff Ranking - Week 8

    10/20/2014 6:51:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | October 20, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: Ole Miss2: Miss State3: Auburn4: 'Bama5: FSU6: Oregon7: UGA8: TCU9: Notre Dame10: Michigan State
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, October 19th, 2014.

    10/19/2014 5:03:12 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 57 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, October 19th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • AP College Football Poll 2014: Complete Week 9 Rankings Released

    10/19/2014 12:58:20 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 28 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 10/19/14 | Timothy Rapp
    Another week, another set of brilliant matchups, thrilling finishes and newly minted debates forged in college football. The destination in college football this season might be the new four-team playoff, but boy, oh boy, has the journey been fun. With several top teams facing off, this week's Associated Press rankings were sure to look a whole lot different than they did coming in to the weekend. Let's take a look at how the AP voters view the college football landscape now. Also, make sure to check out Bleacher Report's official Top 25 and review the week that was. Record Pts...
  • Not a Bad Guess to say Adrian Peterson is Finished

    10/19/2014 7:16:46 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 49 replies
    Sun Times ^ | October 18, 2014 | Rick Telander
    Almost forgotten in the uproar over the brutal ‘‘whuppin’ ’’ that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson laid on his 4-year-old son is just how great a runner Peterson was. I say ‘‘was’’ because it’s not certain Peterson, 29, will play in the NFL again. He is out indefinitely, with pay, as he awaits trial on charges of reckless or negligent injury toward his son. The trial tentatively is set for Dec. 1, too late for him to return and play this season. If he is found guilty, he could receive a prison sentence of two years and a $10,000 fine....
  • Take our poll: Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?

    10/18/2014 12:43:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 77 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 18, 2014
    No matter what you think of Pete Rose, you can't deny what an electric moment it was on September 11th, 1985, when Rose became baseball's all-time major league hit leader -- a record that still stands today. And yet, the debate over whether his cardinal sin -- gambling on baseball -- should keep him out of the Hall of Fame for life remains as fierce as ever, as correspondent Lee Cowan explains in a profile of Rose, to be aired on CBS' "Sunday Morning" October 19... Take our poll! Do you feel Pete Rose should be inducted into the National...
  • SungWoo Lee — the biggest Royals fan in South Korea — returning for World Series

    10/18/2014 3:40:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | Oct. 18, 2014 | David Brown
    SungWoo Lee — the biggest Royals fan in South Korea — returning for World Series By David Brown 14 hours ago Big League Stew KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals were a big deal in South Korea, at least for one fan living there, long before they made the World Series. SungWoo Lee said he's been a Royals fan for 20 years, which any other baseball fan could tell you were lean times for the club until their recent playoff push. Lee saw his first Royals games in person at Kauffman Stadium this season after getting vacation time...
  • Seahawks trade WR Harvin after he likely wore out his welcome

    10/17/2014 6:31:37 PM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 29 replies
    FOXSports ^ | 10/17/2014 | Alex Marvez
    The only thing speedier than Percy Harvin in uniform is how fast the wide receiver wore out his welcome in Seattle. Roughly 19 months after his ballyhooed arrival, the Seahawks had enough. As first reported by FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer, Harvin was traded Friday afternoon to the New York Jets for a conditional draft choice. Few — if any — players in league history were ditched by a franchise so quickly after such a large investment was made. The Seahawks sent multiple picks to Minnesota — including a first-rounder — for Harvin in March 2013 and then signed...
  • Low Tide: Has Alabama lost its air of invincibility in the SEC West?

    10/17/2014 11:31:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    SI ^ | October 17, 2014 | Zac Ellis
    Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt offered some foreshadowing before his then-No. 11 Rebels toppled No. 3 Alabama on Oct. 4. “We understand that we haven't played a team that's going to be as good as Bama,” Prewitt told FoxSports.com the week prior to the game. “But we don't really think Bama is as good as they have been. And we're better than we have been.” Prewitt might have been on to something with the Crimson Tide. Ole Miss beat Alabama 23-17, the Rebels' first win over the Tide in 10 tries. The next week Bama squeaked out a 14-13 win...
  • North Dakota Runner Carries Injured Competitor Across the Finish Line

    10/17/2014 10:35:24 AM PDT · by dware · 19 replies
    GMA via Yahoo! ^ | 10.17.2014 | Dan Good
    A cross-country runner in North Dakota carried an injured competitor across the finish line during a recent race, a show of compassion that reflects the deeper meaning of sports. The situation happened Saturday at the Eastern Dakota Conference’s Cross County Championship. Fargo South runner Danielle LeNoue was participating, nearing the finish, when she felt a pop in her knee. She crumpled to the ground in pain, an injury to her patella tendon.
  • Judge denies protective order for NCAA and Penn State, seeks deposition from Emmert

    10/16/2014 1:38:46 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 9-15-14 | Lori Falce
    In two separate Commonwealth Court rulings this week, Judge Anne Covey denied an NCAA and Penn State motion for a protective order and ordered the NCAA to make President Mark Emmert available to give a deposition. The NCAA and the university had asked for the order to protect confidentiality of “certain discovery materials” in the lawsuit brought by state Sen. Jake Corman, R-Benner Township, and state Treasurer Rob McCord that tries to ensure the $60 million in fine money levied against Penn State by the NCAA remains in Pennsylvania. Covey declined that in an order dated Wednesday. “Defendants have demonstrated...
  • ...first students with Down Syndrome to be crowned homecoming king and queen in Florida

    10/15/2014 6:23:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Alexandra Klausner for MailOnline
    FULLTITLE: Two teenagers and life-long friends are the first students with Down Syndrome to be crowned homecoming king and queen in Florida For the first time ever, two high school students from Florida with Down syndrome were crowned homecoming king and queen. Travjuan Hunter, who goes by Bubba, and his queen Semone Adkins stood in a football field on October 11th in front of all their peers who cheered them on as they were adorned with crowns and handed bouquets of flowers. Bubba proudly wore a black tuxedo and Semone stunned in a floor length sparkly gray dress. The two...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 8

    10/15/2014 6:19:57 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 4 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 15, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 8 Week seven in review: One of these weeks, the College Football Czar will wise up and start picking the Mississippi schools to win. In truth, he remains skeptical of Ole Miss, but there’s no question at this point that Mississippi State deserves its new #1 ranking. The Czar did not doubt the quality of the MSU team, but had instead overrated Auburn, which set out to prove that its near-upset at Kansas State was no fluke. For the week, the Czar only went 11-8, although he would protest the result of the Baylor-TCU game,...
  • Vanity

    10/15/2014 4:05:53 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 50 replies
    There is a rumor that the Kansas City Royals are bound for the World Series. Hard to believe, but true.
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 7]

    10/15/2014 4:23:15 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 178 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 7 Bye teams: Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, Oct. 16 New York Jets vs. New England Patriots, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 Atlanta Falcons vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Miami Dolphins vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. New Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Arizona...
  • Nascar SCS Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday October 19 on ESPN at 2:00 PM ET

    10/14/2014 8:28:49 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 135 replies
  • Serbia v Albania Abandoned Following Mass Brawl (Euro Soccer Qualifier)

    10/14/2014 2:59:56 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 18 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/14/2014 | Telegraph Sport
    Serbia's Euro 2016 qualifier against Albania was abandoned on Tuesday evening after a drone flown over the Partizan Stadium pitch carrying the pro-Albanian banner led to a clash between the two sets of players.
  • Cowboys RB arrested for shoplifting underwear and cologne

    10/14/2014 9:59:21 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 28 replies
    SI The Wire ^ | 10/14/14 | SI Wire
    Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested Monday night for allegedly shoplifting from a Dallas-area mall, Naheed Rajwani of the Dallas Morning News reports. Randle, 22, was a fifth-round pick by the Cowboys in 2013 out of Oklahoma State. In six games this season, he has 16 carries for 113 yards, including a season-high 52 yards during Sunday's win against the Seattle Seahawks. Police said Randle allegedly shoplifted from a Dillard's at Stonebriar Mall.
  • Frisco police: Cowboys’ Joseph Randle arrested Monday, charged with theft

    10/14/2014 9:34:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    crimeblog.dallasnews.com ^ | 9:27 am on October 14, 2014 | By Naheed Rajwani
    Frisco police say Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested Monday evening for allegedly shoplifting at the Dillard’s at Stonebriar Mall. Police were called to the Dillard’s at 8:17 p.m. Monday, said Frisco police spokesman Chad LaPrelle. The store’s loss prevention employees had detained Randle, who was later charged with theft, a Class B misdemeanor. Police said Randle attempted to steal a $39.50-pack of two black Polo underwear and a tester bottle of Gucci Guilty Black cologne valued at $84. He was released from Frisco City Jail early Tuesday after posting a $350 bail, police said. Randle has a...
  • College Football Playoff Simulated Ranking - Week 7

    10/14/2014 7:39:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | October 14, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: Miss State2: Ole Miss3: Auburn4: FSU5: Baylor6: 'Bama7: Notre Dame8: OU9: UGA10: Oregon
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, October 12th, 2014.

    10/12/2014 5:03:07 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 28 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, October 12th, 2014. | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Week 8 College Football Top 25 Rankings

    10/12/2014 12:55:08 PM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 33 replies
    Vanity | 10-12-14 | Red_Devil 232
    Week 8 College Football Top 25 Rankings Rank Associated Press                  Amway Coaches Poll 1 Mississippi State Mississippi State 2 Florida State Florida State 3 Ole Miss Ole Miss 4 Baylor Baylor 5 Notre Dame Notre Dame 6 Auburn Michigan State 7 Alabama Alabama 8 Michigan State Auburn 9 Oregon Oregon 10 Georgia Georgia 11 Oklahoma Oklahoma 12 TCU TCU 13 Ohio State Ohio State 14 Kansas State Kansas State 15 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State 16 Arizona East Carolina 17 Arizona State Arizona 18 East Carolina Arizona State 19 Nebraska Nebraska 20 Utah Stanford 21 Texas A&M Texas A&M 22...
  • Obama in-law Craig Robinson joins ESPN as analyst

    10/11/2014 7:51:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    AP ^ | October 7, 2014
    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- Craig Robinson, the former Oregon State coach and President Barack Obama's brother-in-law, is joining ESPN as a college basketball analyst. The network said Tuesday that Robinson will call games and work in the studio for college sports channel ESPNU.
  • At Florida State, Football Clouds Justice

    10/10/2014 7:42:10 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10-10-14 | Mike McIntire and Walt Bogdanichoct
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The 911 call could not have sounded more urgent: A man was beating a woman holding a baby outside their apartment as she tried to leave. “You just need to get someone out here right away because it is really bad,” the caller said, adding that the man was “punching” the mother and “grabbing the little baby around the arm.” By the time the police arrived shortly after 3 a.m. one day last January, the couple were back inside. The 19-year-old woman acknowledged that she and her boyfriend had argued, and that he had not wanted her...
  • MLB picks umpires with dubious strike zones for ALCS and NLCS

    10/10/2014 11:27:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | October 10, 2014 | David Brown
    Major League Baseball announced the 14 umpiring assignments for the League Championship Series round Thursday, and many of the boys in blue selected didn't have the best of seasons calling balls and strikes. According to rankings published by Bloomberg Businessweek, the crew chief for the ALCS, Joe West, was the second-least accurate umpire behind home plate during the 2014 season. By percentage of correct calls, West was 83rd out of 84 umpires who made at least 1,000 total calls. West was right 83.91 percent of the time. The best umpire who made at least 1,000 calls was Paul Schreiber at...
  • 2014 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD

    10/09/2014 3:59:59 PM PDT · by Chode · 24 replies
    10/09/2014 | Chode
    Sochi Race Date: 12 Oct 2014 Circuit Name: Sochi Autodrom First Grand Prix: 2014 Number of Laps: 53 Circuit Length: 5.848 km Race Distance: 309.732 km Friday Sunny 22C Saturday Sunny 23C Sunday Sunny 23C
  • RB Todd Gurley suspended ( indefinitely )

    10/09/2014 3:09:50 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 36 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | 10/09/14 | Chris Low
    "I'm obviously very disappointed," Georgia coach Mark Richt said in a statement. "The important thing for our team is to turn all our attention toward preparation for Missouri." [+] EnlargeTodd Gurley, Georgia David Goldman/AP Images Georgia tailback Todd Gurley has rushed for 773 yards and eight TDs on 94 carries this season. Gurley, one of the favorites for the Heisman Trophy, was leading the SEC with 773 rushing yards and had scored eight touchdowns in the first five games for the No. 13 Bulldogs. He ran for 163 yards and two TDs against Vanderbilt while also completing a 50-yard pass...
  • Racing Hall of Famer Cigar Dead at 24

    10/09/2014 9:23:52 AM PDT · by Holen1 · 13 replies
    bloodhorse.com ^ | October 8, 2014 8:42 PM | Frank Angst
    Racing Hall of Fame member Cigar, whose 16-race win streak from 1994-96 included victories in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), died at age 24 Oct. 7 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. Cigar, who died from complications following surgery for severe osteoarthritis in his neck, had resided at the Kentucky Horse Park Hall of Champions since 1999. In all, the son of Palace Music—Solar Slew, by Seattle Slew, won 15 stakes including 11 grade/group I scores. Cigar earned Horse of the Year honors in 1995 and 1996, and was named champion older...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 7

    10/08/2014 6:25:15 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 8, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 7 Week six in review: Eight ranked teams lost to lower-ranked or unranked opponents, including #2 Oregon, #3 Alabama and #4 Oklahoma. Top-ranked Florida State was among the few favorites that won handily, 43-3 over Wake Forest, in spite of another pedestrian performance from Heisman-winning QB Jameis Winston. Late collapses by Bama, Tennessee, Stanford and USC sent the College Football Czar crashing to a 10-10 mark, which drops his season record to 81-48, for a .628 winning percentage. The Czar did make a good pick on Mississippi State’s 48-31 toppling of Texas A&M (predicted score...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 6]

    10/08/2014 4:42:05 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 169 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 6 Bye teams: Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints Thursday, Oct. 9 Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 Chicago Bears vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Denver Broncos vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Green Bay Packers vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m. Dallas Cowboys...
  • Kansas City Chiefs’ Tamba Hali lends support as Ebola epidemic rages in West Africa

    10/07/2014 4:52:39 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 40 replies
    daily news ^ | 10-7-14 | n/a
    LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — Tamba Hali fled Liberia when it was in the midst of a bloody civil war. Now that the West African nation is at the center of a very different crisis — an outbreak of Ebola — the Chiefs linebacker is lending his support to a humanitarian relief effort. Hali joined officials from Heart to Heart International, based in suburban Kansas City, to announce Tuesday the construction of a clinic near the capital of Monrovia that will offer 70 beds for patients stricken by the virus. “People are dying,” Hali said, “and they’re dying at a rapid...
  • 19th America's Challenge Balloon Race

    10/07/2014 11:56:48 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    ABQ Int. Balloon Fiesta ^ | October 7, 2014 | ABQ Int. Balloon Fiesta
    The America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race was founded by the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in 1995 due to the vision and efforts of Mark Sullivan, former Balloon Fiesta President and recipient of the Montgolfier Diplome (one of ballooning's highest honors), who saw the need for America to be identified with the world's most prestigious ballooning sport. The America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race is modeled after the Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett, but it differs from the older event in allowing balloons from all countries, without limits on the number of entries from each. The team that travels the longest distance wins.
  • New Jersey school cancels football season (Sayreville)

    10/07/2014 9:04:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 7, 2014 10:24 AM EDT
    Officials at a central New Jersey high school that has won three sectional titles over the past four years canceled the football season amid allegations of harassment, intimidation and bullying among players. […] … The district already had canceled and forfeited a game that was scheduled last Thursday between Sayreville War Memorial and South Brunswick, and announced that the Middlesex County prosecutor’s office was investigating the allegations. …
  • Why the Winchester 9mm NATO Bulk Ammo May be Bad for Your Pistol

    10/07/2014 5:30:57 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 20 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | 10/1/2014 | Rob Reed
    After the recent ammo drought, it’s good to see relatively cheap bulk pistol ammo returning to store shelves. But ammo buyers need to be aware that not everything is as it seems and not all ammo is created equal. I found this Winchester “150 Round Value Pack” of 9mm NATO 124 gr ammo for sale at my local Gander Mountain for $49.99 recently. That works out to about $16.66 per 50, which is not bad for reloadable brass cased 9mm in the current market. That is, until you read the (very) fine print on the bottom of the box that...