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  • Baylor fires coach Art Briles after 8 seasons

    05/26/2016 9:19:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 90 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 26, 2016 | Brett McMurphy and Mark Schlabach
    Baylor University has dismissed Art Briles as its football coach, sources told ESPN. The school will formally make the announcement Thursday. Players were notified of the news via a text message from Briles, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
  • Marathon Runner Initially Treated for Flu and Ankle Injury, Leaves Hospital as Multiple Amputee

    05/25/2016 2:19:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | May 24, 2016 | Bigad Shaban, Liza Meak and Felipe Escamilla
    Mario Guzman lived to race. For the last two decades Guzman ran in marathons, half marathons, and competed in multiple ironman triathlons. “It was a passion. It wasn’t a hobby, it was a passion,” Guzman said. That all changed more than three years ago when Guzman went to the doctor after injuring his ankle during a run. “We were very puzzled about his symptoms,” said Ludmila Parada, Mario’s wife. “My husband has a fever, he feels very ill and the foot that was completely unremarkable the day before was all swollen and red and he couldn’t put weight on it.”...
  • Report: NFL sought to influence government head-trauma study

    05/24/2016 9:19:08 PM PDT · by scrabblehack · 10 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 5/23/2016 | Jay Busbee
    A new congressional report has found that the NFL sought to improperly influence a major government study on connections between football and brain disease, according to documents obtained by ESPN's "Outside The Lines." (Update: the NFL has rejected the conclusions of the report.) The congressional research report indicates the NFL had given the National Institutes of Health a $30 million unrestricted gift in 2012, but later sought to pull $16 million in funding from that gift away from one researcher and reroute it to researchers working on the league's own brain injury committee. When the NIH declined to redirect the...
  • Watch ‘Supermodel Spider-Woman’ Climb High-Rise With… Vacuum Cleaners

    05/24/2016 4:27:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | Vicky Kapur
    Professional rock climber scales 460ft-tall building with the suction power of cordless vacuum cleaners By Vicky Kapur Published Tuesday, May 24, 2016 In a cool marketing stunt, LG hired professional rock climber Sierra Blair-Coyle to scale a 140-metre (about 460 feet) high-rise building using the suction power of its CordZero canister vacuum cleaners. LG says it teamed up with Blair-Coyle to create a unique climbing device using the firm’s vacuum cleaner, and the project to scale the skyscraper nicely showed off some of the vacuum cleaner’s features (besides the great suction power) – lightweight and long-lasting lithium-ion battery. LG CordZero...
  • Sources: BU [Baylor] Regents Remove Starr As President [ed]

    05/24/2016 11:25:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Horns Digest ^ | May 24, 2016 | Chip Brown
    The Baylor board of regents on Tuesday removed Kenneth Starr as school president and chancellor after six years and offered him a leadership position in the BU law school, sources told HornsDigest.com.
  • Death Touch on Steve Harvey's Big Time

    05/24/2016 4:35:19 AM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 30, 2009 | 94Henry94
    Death Touch on Steve Harvey's Big Time.
  • Knife Check at NRA Meeting in Louisville, 2016

    05/24/2016 1:34:41 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | May 20, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Open carry is unrestricted at the NRA annual meeting in Louisville, Ky, this year. But with presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking at the Leadership Forum, the Secret Service set up a system to stop the entrance of people with guns and knives. Doug Ritter of Knife Rights realized that the carry of pocket knives is common with people across the United States, and that it is a major inconvenience to trudge a half mile back to a parked car to deposit a pocket knife after walking through a quarter mile line to hear the speakers.
  • Tony Gwynn's Family Sues Tobacco Industry Over Star's Death

    05/23/2016 7:48:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | May 23, 2016
    SAN DIEGO — Tony Gwynn's widow and two children filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to hold the tobacco industry accountable for the Hall of Famer's death. The suit was filed in San Diego Superior Court by Alicia Gwynn and her children, Tony Jr. and Anisha Gwynn-Jones. The suit says Gwynn started dipping as a 17-year-old freshman ballplayer at San Diego State. He died of cancer of the right parotid salivary gland on June 16, 2014, at 54.
  • Gun Control Advocate Rachel Maddow Says “Shooting is Fun”

    05/22/2016 7:30:57 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    aim.com ^ | 5-18-16 | Don Irvine
    MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow, an admitted gun control advocate, shocked her fellow liberals this week when she told CBS News’ Rita Braver that she thinks “shooting is fun.” Braver accompanied Maddow to a gun range, where she watched Maddow shoot a few rounds. Maddow: This is a beautiful gun. Braver: So maybe you wouldn’t expect the woman wielding the Colt .45 pistol or the AR-15 rifle to be unabashedly left-leaning Rachel Maddow. Maddow: Like, I’m a real liberal, even on, like, gun safety and gun control issues. That said, I think that shooting is fun, and I think that shooting...
  • James Hitchcliffe takes Indy 500 pole after nearly fatal crash in 2015 Indy practice

    05/22/2016 3:12:04 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 52 replies
    22 May, 2016 | self (vanity)
    James Hitchcliffe recorded a four-lap average of almost 231 mph to take the pole position for the 100th running of the Indy 500. James suffered a terrible accident into the outside wall coming out of a corner hitting with the right-front tire. A suspension piece pierced the chassis and into James' right upper thigh.
  • Report: MLB nearing changes to strike zone and intentional walks

    05/22/2016 11:56:31 AM PDT · by Mariner · 74 replies
    Yahoo via Big League Stew ^ | May 22nd, 2016 | Mark Townsend
    According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, Major League Baseball is on the verge of making two rules changes that could only be described as ground-breaking. In a report filed on Friday, Stark says that the league's competition committee reportedly agreed to alter the strike zone and eliminate the four-pitch intentional walk during their meetings with owners this week. Those two changes could be implemented as early as the 2017 season. The strike zone is currently defined as the volume of space above home plate and between the batter's knees and the midpoint of their torso. Of course, if you asked most...
  • Disgraced Johnny Manziel risks jail AGAIN after getting into a brawl and 'punching a reveler [tr]

    05/22/2016 3:54:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    Disgraced former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel is risking another run-in with the law after he allegedly punched a reveler in a Las Vegas nightclub. The Heisman Trophy winner was at Jewel Nightclub in the Aria hotel on Friday watching the grand opening show by Drake when he was jostled by another party-goer and lashed out, TMZ claims. The alleged incident comes while Manziel is already on bail over claims he attacked his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley, hitting her so hard she lost hearing in one ear.
  • Rio Olympics to top London in supply of condoms (by 3-fold, 450,000 to be distributed)

    05/21/2016 7:01:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    AP.org ^ | 5/21/16 | AP
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- About 450,000 condoms will be distributed during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, three times more than for the London Games four years ago, the International Olympic Committee says. Part of the reason .. 100,000 female condoms will be available for the first time, along with 350,000 condoms for men. .. The IOC says the condoms would encourage 10,500 athletes and staff to practice safe sex.
  • Longtime Giants 3B Jim Ray Hart dies in Acampo at 74

    05/20/2016 6:03:49 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    KXTV.COM ^ | 20 MAY 2016 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Longtime San Francisco Giants third baseman Jim Ray Hart has died. He was 74. The Giants announced Hart's death Friday, saying he passed away Thursday in Acampo, California, following a long illness. Hart played 11 seasons for the Giants from 1963-73. He also spent parts of two seasons with the New York Yankees before retiring in 1974.
  • New poll finds 9 in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by Redskins name

    05/19/2016 3:51:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm | John Woodrow Cox, Scott Clement and Theresa Vargas
    Nine in ten Native Americans say they are not offended by the Washington Redskins name, according to a new Washington Post poll that shows how few ordinary Indians have been persuaded by a national movement to change the football team’s moniker. The survey of 504 people across every state and the District reveals that the minds of Native Americans have remained unchanged since a 2004 poll by the Annenberg Public Policy Center found the exact same result. Responses to The Post’s questions about the issue were broadly consistent regardless of age, income, education, political party or proximity to reservations. […]...
  • JOHNNY MANZIEL TATTED AND SKINNY ... AT VEGAS POOL PARTY

    05/19/2016 3:24:30 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 24 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/19/16 | TMZ
    While RG3 is taking over the reins in Cleveland, ex-Browns QB Johnny Manziel was raging in Vegas this weekend -- looking skinnier and more tatted than ever. Check out these pics of Manziel at a Wet Republic pool party at the MGM Grand -- where witnesses say he partied and boozed for hours ... but that's not really surprising at this point.
  • Patrick Willis, Retired 49ers Star, Is Now an Executive VP at a Tech Startup

    05/19/2016 2:07:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, May 19, 2016 | Katie Dowd
    The legendary 49ers linebacker, who retired in 2015, is now a khaki pants-wearing, 9-to-5 office worker at Open Source Storage, a tech startup in Campbell. Willis currently serves as the executive vice president of partnerships and is on the Open Source Storage advisory board. And, according to a profile in Mashable, those aren't just empty titles; Willis puts on his button-down and shows up to work every day. "Monday through Friday, Willis commutes to work at a Silicon Valley office park," writes Mashable. "He's got a list of favorite lunch spots nearby. Sometimes he takes video calls from home, or...
  • Police records detail several more violence allegations against Baylor football players

    05/19/2016 9:11:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 19, 2016 | Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach
    As Baylor University's board of regents reviews a law firm's findings about the school's response to sexual violence allegations -- many involving its football players -- Outside the Lines has obtained documents that detail largely unknown allegations of sexual assault, domestic violence and other acts of violence involving several Baylor football players.
  • Muirfield loses [British] Open after vote against allowing women members [ed]

    05/19/2016 8:30:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 19, 2016 | Staff
    Muirfield has been removed from the host venue rotation for The Open after members of the Scottish golf club voted against allowing women to join. The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which owns Muirfield, will remain a men-only club after failing to reach the two-thirds majority required to change the club's membership policy.
  • Catching Up With Fishing Champion and TV Host Peter Miller

    05/18/2016 7:52:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016 | VALERIA NEKHIM LEASE
    "You never know what you're gonna get, and that’s what keeps you coming back every time," expert fisherman Peter Miller says in response to why he loves his job. Miller is best known for his award-winning TV show Bass2Billfish, which appears weekly on NBC Sports and the World Fishing Network and will debut its eighth season tonight. The reality show follows the three-time world sailfish champion as he travels throughout Florida in search of adventure and very large fish. Since he was a kid growing up in Tappan, New York, and going on fishing trips with his dad, Miller had...
  • REPORT: Tony Romo Arrested In North Carolina For Using Mens Bathroom

    05/18/2016 7:28:06 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 34 replies
    Thursday afternoon at approximately 4:57pm ET , North Carolina Police detained a man, later to be identified as Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, for using the men’s restroom in the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Police say they received a complaint from numerous bystanders and patrons inside the bathroom complaining of a person who didn’t belong there. When asked how police recognized that the man who they received complaints about may have been a women, they pointed towards the Cowboys apparel Romo was wearing at the time. “It was a dead giveaway,” said officer Mike Roseman. Under the state law, Romo was...
  • Peyton Manning 'Oatmaha' beer to be released this week

    05/18/2016 5:14:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/17/16 | Sporting News
    The accolades continue to pile up for newly retired Peyton Manning. A few months after he led the Broncos to victory in Super Bowl 50, he now has the prestige of having a beer named in his honor. In a collaboration between Denver's Factotum Brewhouse and Indianapolis' Tow Yard Brewing Co., Oatmaha will be released in cans starting on Friday. The cans will be available for a limited time and can only be sold in Factotum's taproom in Denver. A six-pack will cost $15.
  • Giants wish the best for Tim Lincecum, and one former Angel can’t wait to receive him

    05/18/2016 9:58:34 AM PDT · by Mariner · 26 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | May 18th, 2016 | by Andrew Baggarly
    SAN DIEGO – The Los Angeles Angels sought out a character reference on Tim Lincecum. They did not need to think twice about whom to call. “They asked my opinion,” said Bengie Molina, “and I gave it to them straight-up.” For all that Lincecum accomplished with Buster Posey, he always talks in glowing terms about Molina as the catcher who shepherded him as he broke into the big leagues, became his friend and support network besides his batterymate, and channeled his talents when he was at the height of his powers. While Molina does not hold an official title with...
  • Joe DiMaggio’s 56 Game Hitting Streak Began 75 Years Ago Today

    05/16/2016 2:06:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 15, 2016 | Aaron Goldstein
    It was 75 years ago today when New York Yankees center fielder Joe DiMaggio hit a single in a 13-1 drubbing to the Chicago White Sox. That hit was the first step in what became a hitting streak which hit 56 games. This record still stands 75 years later. As I write this, I am watching the Boston Red Sox-Houston Astros game. A short time ago, Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. hit a single to extend his hitting streak to 21 games. It’s nothing to sneeze at as Bradley is rapidly emerging was one of the premier players...
  • Media Circus: What to expect from the launch of The Undefeated [More ESPN SJW Nonsense]

    05/16/2016 8:37:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    SI ^ | May 15, 2016 | Richard Dietsch
    If one is to judge a sports media brand based on its external press, the last 12 months have not been good for ESPN. From hemorrhaging subscribers to declining ratings for its flagship show to excruciating company layoffs to high-profile talent leaving the network, it’s been a steady drumbeat of negative news coming out of Bristol Land. But on Tuesday at 7:00 a.m ET, with the launch of The Undefeated, ESPN’s micro site on the nexus of sports, race and culture, the company gets a big opportunity to boast about something transformational and positive within its walls.
  • Rougned Odor punches Jose Bautista, benches clear in Blue Jays-Rangers game

    05/15/2016 4:24:48 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 86 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/15/2016 | Yahoo
    Roogned Odor (Pronounced O'Door) nearly knocks Jose Bsutista out after Bautista ries to give Odor a career ending knee injury
  • Skateboarder dies after being hit by two vehicles in Hammond

    05/15/2016 3:21:17 PM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A man riding a skateboard died after being hit by two vehicles in Hammond, State Police said Thursday (May 12). Both drivers left the scene of the fatality on University Avenue. The victim was identified as Erin Gerhard, 26, of Independence. He died at the scene, said Trooper Dustin Dwight, spokesman for State Police Troop L. Gerhard was riding a skateboard in the right westbound lane of University Avenue, west of U.S. 51, on Wednesday at about 10 p.m
  • Man U Bomb scare caused by dummy device left in toilet BY MISTAKE after training exercise

    05/15/2016 2:26:03 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05.15.2016 | Mike Keegan
    A training exercise was held at the venue and the device, designed to look authentic, was not returned at its conclusion. That meant it remained in place before the match, at which a crowd of 76,000 was expected, and prompted its discovery by a steward, who raised the alarm.
  • UFC 198/Bellator 154 Live thread

    05/14/2016 6:00:55 PM PDT · by Impy · 50 replies
    5-14-16
    UFC prelims airing right now on Fox Sports 1. Main Card on PPV, Heavyweight Title on the line Bellator airing on Spike TV
  • 2016 FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA PIRELLI - LIVE THREAD

    05/13/2016 2:58:55 PM PDT · by Chode · 20 replies
    5/13/2016 | Chode
    Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya First Grand Prix 1991 Number of Laps 66 Circuit Length 4.655KM Race Distance 307.104KM Lap Record 1:21.670 by Kimi Räikkönen (2008)
  • Video: Spiderman of the Gulf

    05/12/2016 11:57:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, May 12, 2016
    Video clip shows man, wearing traditional Arabian dishdasha and head cover, using his bare hands to climb up the house A Gulf man was seen on camera climbing a two-storey house in just 19 seconds, prompting viewers to call him “spider man of the Gulf.” A YouTube film carried by local newspapers and social networks showed the man, wearing traditional Arabian dishdasha and head cover, used his bare hands to climb up and reach the top of the house. “This is spider man of the Gulf,” one viewer said. Another joked :”This man could be a skillful thief if...
  • Traffic Talk: In Los Angeles, the topic is priority Number One.

    05/11/2016 8:42:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    City Journal ^ | May 11, 2016 | Fred Siegel
    In December, preparing to escape what turned out to be a mild New York winter for the palmy breezes of Southern California, I was stunned when friends suggested that I think twice about coming to Los Angeles. What could be awful enough to keep my wife and me in the Northeast? I soon discovered that, for every Angeleno I spoke with, the answer was the same. It wasn’t homelessness, crime, or El Niño; it wasn’t that Kobe Bryant was retiring. No, it was traffic: the subject of constant calculation and discussion, a matter of negotiation between friends, spouses, and would-be...
  • 'Swarm Intelligence' wins $11,000 after correctly predicting the Kentucky Derby's first 4 finishers

    05/10/2016 4:21:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    mashable.com ^ | Raymond WONG
    Picking one horse to win a race is hard enough, but four horses and their exact placements in the grand Kentucky Derby? It's practically impossible. But that's exactly what just happened thanks to a crowdsourced intelligence called Swarm Intelligence. The bet is called the superfecta, and there's a 1 in 540 chance of winning it — bettors have to pick out the horses that'll place first, second, third and fourth in the Derby. TechRepublic reporter Hope Reese challenged Unanimous A.I., a company that creates Swarm artificial intelligence technologies that allow groups to combine their thoughts and feelings in real-time to...
  • Stephen Curry Becomes First Unanimous MVP in NBA History

    05/10/2016 11:53:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Programming note: Watch Steph Curry's MVP press conference today at 2pm on CSN Bay Area, and streaming live right here. The NBA made it official on Tuesday morning, as Steph Curry captured his second straight MVP award. Curry, who led the Warriors to a come-from behind victory on Monday night by scoring an NBA-record 17 points in overtime, becomes the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. Draymond Green finished in seventh place after capturing two second-place votes, six fourth-place votes and 19 fifth-place votes, for a total of 50 points. Kawhi Leonard came in second with 634 points 54 second-place...
  • How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

    05/09/2016 4:59:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Melissa Dahl
    It is something of a cliché among runners, how the activity never fails to clear your head. Does some creative block have you feeling stuck? Go for a run. Are you deliberating between one of two potentially life-altering decisions? Go for a run. Are you feeling mildly mad, sad, or even just vaguely meh? Go for a run, go for a run, go for a run. The author Joyce Carol Oates once wrote in a column for the New York Times that “in running the mind flees with the body … in rhythm with our feet and the swinging of...
  • A ’66 GT40 and 5 Other Rare Ford Icons are Up for Sale

    05/08/2016 11:45:28 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7 May, 2016 | Zach Doell
    Business A ’66 GT40 and 5 Other Rare Ford Icons are Up for Sale Zach Doell,Bold Ride Sat, May 7 9:30 AM PDT Comments Like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email 1966-ford-gt40-mk1-click-1a It might be a little too early to get excited about anything in the far-off month of August, but six legendary Ford performance cars about to pique your interest, and then some. Every year, the world’s rarest and most valuable classic cars flood onto California’s sunbaked coastline in August for the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance—an event that has become known worldwide as the premier celebration of the...
  • Police: 60-Year-Old Man Knocked Unconscious By Teen In Deer Park (Knockout game- Video)

    05/08/2016 4:08:39 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 33 replies
    CBS ^ | 5-7-2016 | Sophia Hall
    Three Suffolk County teens were arrested after allegedly assaulting a 60-year-old man earlier this week. According to police, one teen approached the victim while he was walking along Deer Park Avenue at around 12:55 p.m on May 4. Police said the suspect then punched the victim in the face, causing the man to fall to the ground, unconscious. The suspect then fled the scene with two other teens who were in a car nearby. The victim was left on the side of the road.
  • Goodnight, Mr. Kahn

    05/07/2016 8:53:10 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 15 replies
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  • Kentucky Derby

    05/07/2016 10:45:09 AM PDT · by supremedoctrine · 85 replies
    self | 5-7-2016 | supremedoctrine
    I haven't found yet our usual FR Derby thread. I will start one,even though the race is a mere 5 hour away.
  • Beach Volleyball Rises in Shifting Sands of College Sports

    05/06/2016 6:09:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | MARC TRACY
    “We wouldn’t be here if they hadn’t started it,” the senior Alexis Townsend said. What she meant is that when Georgia State created a football team in 2010, that put an immediate strain on athletic department finances but also required a rebalancing to comply with Title IX, the federal law mandating gender equity in higher education. A result was that Georgia State dropped its men’s cross-country and track and field programs, and added one in the nascent women’s sport of beach volleyball.
  • Oh good: 'Caitlyn' Jenner to pose nude for Sports Illustrated

    05/05/2016 6:53:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    caintv ^ | May 5, 2016 | Dan Calabrese
    Toilets of America welcome men's faces en masse. Because the sports fans of America - who each week watch their mailboxes for updates on the NFL, Major League Baseball and NASCAR - know the one thing they're missing is the opportunity to look at a 66-year-old dude who's trying to look like a woman. Sports Illustrated started losing me more than 25 years ago when it decided in its self-importance that it needed to dive into environmental activism. It sealed the deal with this monstrosity, which was easily the worst piece of sports journalism in the history of the world....
  • Abby Wambach hired by ESPN [Two check mark hire]

    05/05/2016 7:23:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | May 4, 2016 | Ahiza Garcia
    The retired U.S. Women's Soccer star has been hired to serve as an analyst and contributor for the sports network. Wambach will cover soccer during the Rio Olympics and the UEFA European Championships this summer and will also work for other parts of the network such as ESPN Films and shows like "Outside the Lines."
  • Oscar De La Hoya claims Donald Trump cheated on his own golf course

    05/04/2016 5:12:05 PM PDT · by bkopto · 64 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 5/4/2016 | Gabrielle McMillen
    Don't expect Oscar De La Hoya to be supporting Donald Trump's presidential campaign any time soon. The former boxing champion is making some serious claims and taking a shot at Trump's golfing integrity, saying he cheated on his own golf course. "It shows something about his character," De La Hoya told The Associated Press. "Golf is a gentleman's sport. You don't lie about your score, you don't lie about moving your ball. It goes to show what we're dealing with."
  • Seattle City Council kills sale of street for Sodo arena; Sonics fans despair

    05/03/2016 4:38:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | Geoff Baker
    The Seattle City Council on Monday voted 5-4 to reject giving up part of Occidental Avenue South to Chris Hansen so he can build a half-billion-dollar arena in Sodo in hopes of reviving the Sonics.
  • Bangkok Racist Tape That Changed Leicester's Fortunes

    05/03/2016 11:14:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, May 03, 2016
    Offending video featured three young players engaging in explicit actsIt was billed as a goodwill trip and a chance to unwind after a heroic relegation escape, instead Leicester City's close-season Thai tour became the turning point in their improbable title charge - all thanks to a racist sex tape. The offending video featured three young players including James Pearson, son of then manager Nigel Pearson, engaging in explicit acts with a group of Thai women in a Bangkok hotel. Filmed by the players in May 2016, the footage of the sniggering men soon ended up in the British tabloid...
  • missing climbers, preserved in glacier, ‘brings closure and relief’ 16 years after deadly avalanche

    05/03/2016 10:15:45 AM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/2/16 | Ben Guarino
    Discovery of missing climbers, preserved in glacier, ‘brings closure and relief’ 16 years after deadly avalancheOn the slopes of Tibet’s Shishapangma — the world’s 14th-tallest peak, a glacial mountain that rises some 26,000 feet above sea level — a pair of European climbers stumbled upon the remains of a disaster that struck 16 years earlier. Locked under a layer of blue ice for more than a decade, but exposed in an early melt brought about by hotter than average weather, was another pair of climbers. Hikers David Goettler and Ueli Steck have, in all likelihood, found the resting place of...
  • The 2013 draft is looking more and more like a giant bust

    05/03/2016 6:25:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 2, 2016 | Eric Edholm
    Here's some real talk for you, post-draft: Not all the first-round picks made last week are going to be NFL stars. Related Stories Tracking the 5th-year options for 2013's top picks SB Nation NFL-National Football League roundup Reuters Revisiting the 2013 NFL Draft shows us no pick is ever safe SB Nation NFL Draft 2016: Pick-by-pick results SB Nation Panthers pick up DT Star Lotulelei's 5th-year option SB Nation All new, affordable single-family homes in Dayton CalAtlantic Homes Sponsored î‚€ We're reminded of this now every year around this time when NFL teams must make decisions on the first-round picks...
  • Ex-49ers standout Dana Stubblefield charged with rape of disabled woman

    05/02/2016 5:50:40 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 02 MAY 2016 | WFAA.COM
    Former 49ers defensive tackle and Super Bowl champion Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a “developmentally delayed” disabled woman, the Santa Clara (Calif.) County District Attorney’s office announced. According to the San Jose Mercury News, prosecutors said the 5-foot, 105-pound woman was assaulted on April 9, 2015 during an interview at Stubblefield’s home for a babysitting job. "This was a crime of violence against a vulnerable victim," Deputy District Attorney Tim McInerny said in a statement. "She was looking for a job and she was unconscionably assaulted."
  • Lebron James to star in 'Space Jam' sequel

    05/02/2016 5:39:10 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    WJLA.COM ^ | 02 MAY 2016 | WJLA.COM
    Director Justin Lin has signed on to develop a sequel to cult basketball comedy "Space Jam" starring Lebron James. The Fast Five filmmaker will co-write the script with Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello, while Lin is also in talks to direct and produce the project via his Perfect Storm Entertainment company, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
  • The Gun Problem at Miramar College (Professor Was Told to Hush About Missing Firearms)

    05/02/2016 4:02:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    San Diego Reader ^ | May 2, 2016 | Dorian Hargrove
    Lawsuit claims professor was told to hush about missing firearmsA part-time professor at Miramar College is suing the school for retaliating against him after he complained that several guns used for police training courses were unregistered, not stored properly, and in some cases turned up missing. Adjunct professor Jim Soeten, who taught courses in the Administration of Justice Department since 2002, says problems began in October 2014 when his colleague Jordan Omens brought a loaded gun to a faculty meeting. Omens, says the lawsuit, was upset with Soeten and other department members over accusations that he had fudged his time...