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  • The Top 5 Reasons ESPN's Ratings Are in Freefall

    03/23/2017 6:14:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 21, 2017 | Jeff Reynolds
    In March, several outlets gleefully reported that ESPN was near collapse as a network. Conveniently, several of these reports came from competitors to ESPN who hope to capitalize and gain market share. Nonetheless, it is true that ESPN will be cutting $100 million in salaries -- most from very recognizable on-air talent -- in a cost-cutting move to shore up their bottom line.
  • Army Still Testing Ripsaw, the ‘Luxury Super Tank’

    03/22/2017 1:35:46 PM PDT · by bkopto · 24 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | 3/21/2016 | brendan mcgarry
    A handful of the Ripsaw Extreme Vehicle 2, or EV2, products made by Howe and Howe Technologies Inc., based in Waterboro, Maine, are undergoing evaluations at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey to assess how they could be used in future combat operations. Indeed, on Tuesday, Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins, head of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, rode in one of the vehicles with a driver as part of a demonstration. The company describes the 750-horsepower, optionally manned vehicle — which is capable of reaching speeds of almost 100 miles per hour and costs roughly $250,000 —...
  • LeBron James To LaVar Ball: ‘Keep My Family Out Of This’

    03/22/2017 4:01:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Big Lead ^ | March 21, 2017 | Ryan Phillips
    LaVar Ball has done it again, he's ticked off yet another NBA superstar. This time, it's LeBron James firing back at the irritating father of UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball. On Tuesday, James responded to LaVar saying his kids were in a better position to succeed long-term than LeBron's. James was having none of that and fired back:
  • Mohammed Anas: 'I Call my Daughter my Girlfriend'

    03/21/2017 9:22:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue March 21, 2017 | Yemisi Adegoke
    The footballer who mistakenly thanked his wife and girlfriend during his post- match interview has denied he's been unfaithful. Mohammed Anas appeared to dig himself into an even bigger hole when he said he was talking about his daughter in the now legendary interview. "My family knows that I call my daughter my girlfriend. That's what I was talking about. I don't have a girlfriend," the Ghanaian striker said. SNIP His post-match interview started innocuously enough when he thanked God and his fans, but things took a decidedly awkward turn when he suddenly blurted out: "Thank you for this, I...
  • VIDEO: Soccer Player Mohammed Anas Thanks ‘my Wife and my Girlfriend’ in Postgame Speech

    03/21/2017 9:10:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Saturday, March 18, 2017 | NICHOLAS PARCO
    He’s bending it like Beckham to try and get out of this one. Ghanaian soccer player Mohammed Anas was named the man of the match for his effort in Free State Stars’ 2-2 draw with Ajax Cape Town on Friday evening, but during his postgame speech he became the man in the doghouse for thanking one too many ladies. “Firstly I appreciate my fans,” he started. “And my wife and my girlfriend.” Immediately realizing his mistake, Anas fumbled over his next few words before clarifying. “I’m so sorry, my wife!” he said. “I love you so much from my heart....
  • Dwight Clark’s ALS Diagnosis Is as Heartbreaking as ‘The Catch’ Was Exhilarating

    03/20/2017 10:57:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, March 20, 2017 | Gary Myers
    Dwight Clark became emotional as we watched "The Catch" on my portable DVD player in the lobby of a midtown Manhattan hotel 10 years ago. The television copy of the game reached third down from the Cowboys six with 57 seconds left in the 49ers-Cowboys 1981 NFC Championship Game. Clark became noticeably anxious, as if he wasn't sure what was going to happen next. The Niners trailed 27-21 and Candlestick Park was rocking. As the business people streamed in and out of the hotel lobby that day, Joe Montana rolled right on the DVD on a play called "Sprint Right...
  • Former KU and Chicago Bears great Gale Sayers is battling dementia

    03/20/2017 3:47:04 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 36 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | MARCH 18, 2017 | Vahe Gregorian
    WAKARUSA, IND. More than 50 years after Gale Sayers, the “Kansas Comet,” inspired awe as a Jayhawk, he was honored in January in Topeka by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas as one of its Kansans of the Year. At a table near the front, Sayers was seated next to his wife, Ardythe, as a mesmerizing KU-produced tribute played. ************ But Ardie Sayers has come to believe its onset was years before that — possibly even as far back as when he returned to Kansas in a fund-raising capacity for a time in 2009. While she considers Sayers, 73,...
  • Wife of Wichita State Coach ‘Asked to Leave’ NCAA Seat For Belligerent Behavior (hammered drunk)

    03/20/2017 10:12:17 AM PDT · by drewh · 34 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | | 9:38 am, March 20th, 2017 | by Joe DePaolo
    It was a close, emotional game Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis between Wichita State and Kentucky. And according to several reports, one prominent fan may have gotten a bit too into the action. Several outlets posted photos and video of Lynn Marshall, the wife of Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall, engaging in some spirited behavior during the game. Several reports indicated that her behavior turned belligerent, to the point where she was asked by arena security to leave her seat. And one report said that MarshallÂ’s daughter admitted that her mom was drunk. Also on Mediaite James Comey: Our Analysts...
  • Transgender Weightlifter Wins Women’s Competition

    03/20/2017 8:32:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 100 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 20, 2017 | Amber Randall
    A transgender weightlifter who transitioned from male to female caused outrage after he won a female competition Sunday. Laurel Hubbard, born a male, outperformed his female competitors in the Australian International competition, reports AU.News. Hubbard lifted about 591 pounds, compared to runner-up Iuniarra Sipaia, who lifted approximately 572 pounds.
  • Liberals hurt Duke athletes again

    03/20/2017 6:37:44 AM PDT · by safetysign · 42 replies
    vanity | 03/20/2017 | vanity
    Duke athletes were attacked when the liberal and soon to be disbarred DA, Mike Nifong, unjustly prosecuted Duke Lacrosse players in the infamous hooker rape case. Now, another disbarred attorney, Barak Hussein Obama set into motion the conditions that propelled the Duke basketball team to lose in the NCAA tournament. Obama wanted to protect confused little boys that don't want to pee in urinals or girls who do. The governor of North Carolina signed into law a bill that the ever PC NCAA protested by moving the 2017 tourney out of Greensboro, North Carolina. So Duke, a 2 seed, played...
  • Is this the worst NCAA tournament loss in Duke history?

    03/20/2017 3:35:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    MSN ^ | March 20, 2017 | Chris Chase
    Take your jaw off the floor. We'll wait. The mighty Duke Blue Devils, one week ago crowned ACC tournament champions and discussed as a probable No. 1 seed, were handed a a stunning loss on Sunday night to the feel-good South Carolina Gamecocks, a team that hadn't won an NCAA tournament game since 1973 and had never seen the Sweet 16. The ACC blue blood losing to the SEC also-ran was surprising enough, but even more so given that SC was 7-35 from the floor at halftime with the game playing out just as everyone expected. Then, out of nowhere, the Gamecocks shot 71%...
  • Baylor women win by 89 in most-lopsided NCAA Tournament game

    03/19/2017 8:37:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    AP ^ | March 18, 2017 | Stephen Hawkins
    By doing the things that coach Kim Mulkey had been emphasizing since a rare Big 12 Tournament loss, the Baylor Lady Bears opened the women' NCAA Tournament with an overwhelming record-setting performance. It also helped that the Lady Bears, with three post players at least 6-foot-4, were much bigger than NCAA first-timer Texas Southern.
  • After the crowds have gone: Haunting images show dilapidated Olympic venues.......

    03/19/2017 8:07:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 19, 2017 | Isobel Frodsham For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: After the crowds have gone: Haunting images show dilapidated Olympic venues in Rio just SEVEN MONTHS after the event - despite promises the games would provide a lasting legacy A drained pool filled with mud, crumbled roads and overgrown plots of grass. These eerie images aren't from a post-apocalyptic movie, they are photographs of several Olympic venues in Rio - just seven months after the games finished. Despite promises from the organisers that the billion-dollar site would be used to benefit Brazil's citizens, it remains deserted and dilapidated. The country remains in a deep economic and political crisis...
  • Haunting images show dilapidated Olympic venues in Rio just SEVEN MONTHS after the [tr]

    03/19/2017 5:21:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2017 | Isobel Frodsham
    A drained pool filled with mud, crumbled roads and overgrown plots of grass. These eerie images aren't from a post-apocalyptic movie, they are photographs of several Olympic venues in Rio - just seven months after the games finished. Despite promises from the organisers that the billion-dollar site would be used to benefit Brazil's citizens, it remains deserted and dilapidated. The country remains in a deep economic and political crisis following the games and critics believe the money spent on the games could have been better spent on developing infrastructure in the country. 
  • COLIN KAEPERNICK SENTENCED TO NFL LIMBO

    03/17/2017 10:07:05 AM PDT · by Kazan · 106 replies
    Bleacher Reporter ^ | 3/17/2017 | Mike Freeman
    It's more than a week into free agency and Colin Kaepernick is still unemployed. Remember, this is a quarterback who played in the Super Bowl only four years ago, yet now it appears he can't get a look from teams. So I set out to discover, once and for all, what teams think of the 29-year-old former Niner. "He can still play at a high level," one AFC general manager said. "The problem is three things are happening with him. "First, some teams genuinely believe that he can't play. They think he's shot. I'd put that number around 20 percent....
  • Transgender bride who will appear on Say Yes to the Dress admits she didn't think [tr]

    03/17/2017 9:37:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2017 | Erica Tempesta and Carly Stern
    A transgender bride from Southern New Jersey wasn't even planning to buy her wedding dress at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City when she scheduled her appointment — but she ended up being asked to appear on Say Yes to the Dress. Gabrielle Gibson, 33, figured that because her body is difference from many brides', she'd need to get her gown custom-made, but she still wanted to have the wedding dress shopping experience with her mother.
  • This $352K gamble is why Brent Musburger rushed out to Vegas

    03/17/2017 9:11:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 16, 2017 | Justin Terranova
    It was like no Selection Sunday show you — or anyone — have ever seen. Brent Musburger sat surrounded by bookmakers with $352,000 in cash sitting in front of him Sunday right after the NCAA Tournament brackets were announced on CBS, one of his former employers in the broadcasting business.
  • Source: Looming ESPN layoffs have sparked 'panic of biblical proportions' among talent

    03/16/2017 11:31:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Sporting News ^ | March 16, 2017 | Michael McCarthy
    It has been more than a week since word spread that ESPN is about to lay off some prominent "SportsCenter" anchors and other TV personalities. The fear and uncertainty has set off a "panic of biblical proportions" among ESPN on-air talent, a source told Sporting News. During the last round of layoffs in 2015, ESPN pink-slipped more than 300 production staffers. They were the behind-the-scenes directors, producers and back-office personnel who never appeared on-air. Things will be a lot different this time. It won't be Suzy in accounting losing her job.
  • How to watch the NCAA tournament while at work (basketball live thread)

    03/16/2017 8:48:14 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 16, 2017 | Chris Ciaccia
    Every game will be streamed live via the NCAA March Madness Live mobile app. It’s available for free on the App Store and Google Play, so basketball fans can watch all the buzzer beaters and Cinderella stories on their iPhones and Android phones. Fans can also watch games that are broadcast on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV on their desktop computer and other mobile devices. Links to CBS Sports for the iPhone and Android devices can be found
  • Former USC and Raiders QB Todd Marinovich pleads guilty to trespassing

    03/16/2017 7:40:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 15, 2017 | Nick Bromberg
    Former USC and Los Angeles Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich could avoid jail time after pleading guilty to charges he was nakedly trespassing in someone’s backyard while possessing drugs. Marinovich, 47, was found unclothed in the backyard of someone’s house in the Los Angeles area in August. Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor counts regarding charges of public nudity, drug possession and trespassing.
  • 57-year-old musher becomes the oldest - and fastest - winner of the legendary Iditarod...

    03/15/2017 9:27:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 16, 2017 | Gareth Davies For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: 57-year-old musher becomes the oldest - and fastest - winner of the legendary Iditarod dog race beating his own son to the title A 57-year-old musher has become the oldest and fasted winner of the legendary Iditarod dog race after beating his own son to the title. Mitch Seavey won the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in year marred by an abnormally high number of dog deaths. He set a record time of eight days, 3 hours, 40 minutes and 13 seconds, shaving several hours off the record his son set last year of eight days, 11...
  • Iguodala fined $10,000 for ‘master’ comment

    03/13/2017 9:47:24 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 10 replies
    KNBR ^ | 3/13/17 | Kevin Jones
    OAKLAND — The NBA has fined Andre Iguodala $10,000 for racially charged comments he made after Friday’s loss to Minnesota. The comments came about when Iguodala was asked if Steve Kerr informed him if he and other star players would be sitting out Saturday against the Spurs. “Nope, no clue,” Iguodala replied. “I do what master say.” Kerr downplayed the cryptic comments Saturday in San Antonio, telling reporters on site, “You just got Andre’d.” Iguodala was asked to clarify the comments Monday at practice. “It was probably the wrong time to express myself,” Iguodala said. “We all have our own...
  • Dash cam footage shows cops sack Oklahoma player Baker Mayfield as he ran from them [tr]

    03/13/2017 10:23:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 13, 2017 | Hannah Parry
    Dash cam footage has captured the moment an Oklahoma Sooners quarterback was tackled by cops into a concrete wall after he tried to flee from police officers while drunk. Baker Mayfield was arrested in Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 25 on misdemeanor complaints of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and fleeing. Footage from the dashboard camera of a cop car shows the 21-year-old being interviewed by police following an incident at a restaurant that involved Mayfield.
  • US starts fast vs. Canada to book Round 2 ticket

    03/12/2017 8:42:51 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    MLB.com/World Baseball Classic ^ | March 12, 2017 | Matt Kelly
    Throw out all the tiebreaker scenarios. Team USA is moving on. The Americans' mission was clear after the Dominican Republic outlasted Colombia, 9-3, in extra innings: Win and get in to Round 2 of the World Baseball Classic. A focused Team USA squad did just that by defeating Team Canada, 8-0, on Sunday at Marlins Park in Miami to punch its ticket to the second round in San Diego. The victory left the Americans with a 2-1 record in Pool C, good enough to claim a Pool F matchup against the Pool D runner-up Wednesday at 9 pm. ET (6...
  • Israel Stuns Cuba 4-1 To Continue Miracle 'Cinderella Run' In World Baseball Classic (now 4-0)

    03/12/2017 6:28:23 PM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    Forwards.com ^ | March 12, 2017 | by JTA
    Israel’s national baseball team upset Cuba 4-1 in the World Baseball Classic, continuing its unlikely run in the tournament. After falling behind 1-0 in the second inning Sunday, Israel took control of the game, driving in four consecutive runs and holding the heavily favored Cuban team to just five hits. The game was the first of the second round and gave Israel a 4-0 record in the international tournament. Israel was the lowest-ranked team to qualify for the showcase tournament, coming in at 41st in the world. But last week in the first round, the team squeaked past third-ranked South...
  • No NCAA Bracket for Trump

    02/17/2017 2:53:10 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 50 replies
    http://legalinsurrection.com ^ | 002/17/2017 | Kemberley Kaye
    The network reached out to Trump’s staff and invited the president to fill out a bracket on-camera, just as President Barack Obama had the past several years. The network recently received word that Trump has passed. An ESPN spokesman said in a statement: “We expressed our interest to the White House in continuing the presidential bracket. They have respectfully declined.” White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in an email to The Washington Post: “We look forward to working with ESPN on another opportunity in the near future.” Neither the White House nor ESPN had any details on what other opportunities...
  • Dallas Seavey turns 30, but it's the drive for 5 that grips his attention (Iditarod)

    It may have been his birthday, but four-time Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey's attention was on other things Saturday, like winning the Iditarod again. "I'm just a day older than yesterday," Seavey said as he bent over to velcro a red-colored bootie on a dog's foot on a snowy Anchorage street. "We've got bigger things to focus on right now." Seavey turned 30 Saturday. He holds the titles of the Iditarod's youngest champion as well as its fastest, setting a new record last year by breaking the one he set in 2014. "They told me you get older when you turn...
  • His NFL-to-prison cautionary tale leaves students transfixed. Ryan Leaf's story, in his own words

    03/12/2017 2:49:37 PM PDT · by bigdaddy45 · 45 replies
    The football world was deeply divided 19 years ago when the Indianapolis Colts were deciding whether to use the No. 1 draft pick in the NFL draft on Tennessee’s Peyton Manning or Washington State’s Ryan Leaf. There were respected evaluators on both sides of the argument. The Colts chose Manning, launching a Hall of Fame-caliber career that included five most-valuable-player awards and Super Bowl victories with Indianapolis and Denver. Leaf was the No. 2 pick by San Diego — one spot ahead of future Hall of Fame defensive back Charles Woodson — and essentially flamed out in his rookie season,...
  • Alvernia University [Reading, PA] Announces It Will Change University Nickname [to something PC]

    03/12/2017 5:32:06 AM PDT · by foreverfree · 35 replies
    http://www.alvernia.edu/news/university-nickname/nickname-news-release.html ^ | ff heard it on WEEU on 3/9/17 | Alvernia University
    [snip]Alvernia University has announced that it will change its university nickname, which has been “Crusaders” since the 1970s.[snip]A task force appointed by the president, and representing the university, will invite students, faculty, staff, and alumni to submit ideas for consideration. President Flynn plans to announce the new nickname in June, with the new name being put into use immediately. According to Franciscan scholars, Alvernia’s patron saint, Francis of Assisi, marked a major transition in his spiritual journey when he turned away from the Crusades and pursued a life of peacemaking, including his famous trip to meet the Sultan, Malik al...
  • Floyd Mayweather is 'out of retirement,' calls for June fight with Conor McGregor

    03/11/2017 12:34:30 PM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 11, 2017 | Kevin Iole
    The story that will never die reared its ugly head again on Saturday, when Floyd Mayweather announced in England that he is coming out of retirement. This, of course, is massive news for boxing, given that Mayweather is the greatest boxer of his era and one of the best of all-time. And, being the showman he is, he played it for all it’s worth. “Everybody get your phone out,” Mayweather says. “Post this to the internet as soon as possible.”
  • Adam Jones walk-off single gives Team USA opening win over Colombia

    03/10/2017 9:23:11 PM PST · by TBP · 11 replies
    SB Nation ^ | Mar 10, 2017 | Eric Stephen
    Adam Jones hit a two-out RBI single in the 10th inning to give the United States a 3-2, walk-off win over Colombia in the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Marlins Park in Miami. Christian Yelich and Brandon Crawford walked with one out in the 10th inning against Guillermo Moscoso, then the Baltimore Orioles center fielder ended the game with a single to center to score Yelich. Chicago White Sox ace Jose Quintana was brilliant, taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning, but got nothing to show for it. Quintana had a no-hitter until Crawford singled to right field, snapping a...
  • John Surtees: Former F1 world champion dies at 83

    03/10/2017 7:19:46 PM PST · by ZirconEncrustedTweezers · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/10/17 | BBC staff
    Former Formula 1 and motorcycling world champion John Surtees has died at the age of 83. Surtees is the only man to have won the grand prix world championship on both two wheels and four. He won four 500cc motorcycling titles - in 1956, 1958, 1959 and 1960 - and the F1 crown with Ferrari in 1964. Surtees died at St George's Hospital, London, on Friday afternoon after being treated for an existing respiratory condition, a family statement said. "We deeply mourn the loss of such an incredible, kind and loving man as well as celebrate his amazing life," the...
  • UCF spending millions on 'lazy river,' mini golf for athletes

    03/10/2017 12:00:00 PM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 10, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    The University of Central Florida announced Monday that it plans to build a state-of-the-art athletics complex with an actual “lazy river” at a cost of well over $20 million. Apart from the “lazy river” surrounded by palm trees, the $25 million facility will feature a $1 million sports-nutrition center, a cabana area, and even a miniature golf course, all intended to create a “place for athletes to relax, recover, and get to know each other,” according to Director of Athletics Danny White.
  • Ex-Cub Bill Hands, 20-game winner in 1969, dies at 76

    03/10/2017 6:57:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 9, 2017 | Paul Sullivan
    Former pitcher Bill Hands, a 20-game winner for the 1969 Cubs, died Thursday in an Orlando, Fla., hospital after a brief illness. He was 76. Hands won 111 games over 11 big-league seasons, including a 92-86 record with a 3.18 ERA in seven seasons with the Cubs. Signed by the Giants as an amateur free agent in 1959, Hands, whose nickname was "Froggy," was part of the one of the best trades in Cubs history, coming over after the 1965 season with catcher Randy Hundley for outfielder Don Landrum and reliever Lindy McDaniel.
  • NFL abuse of painkillers and other drugs described in court filings

    03/10/2017 3:21:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 9, 2017 | Rick Maese
    National Football League teams violated federal laws governing prescription drugs, disregarded guidance from the Drug Enforcement Administration on how to store, track, transport and distribute controlled substances, and plied their players with powerful painkillers and anti-inflammatories each season, according to sealed court documents contained in a federal lawsuit filed by former players. The sealed material, which was reviewed by The Washington Post, provides a rare look into the league’s relationship with drugs and how team doctors manage the pain inherent in a bruising sport to keep players on the field.
  • White Sox scout Yankees for potential Jose Quintana trade

    03/09/2017 10:41:03 PM PST · by TBP · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 8, 2017 | 9:11pm | George A. King III
    Since a White Sox scout has been a constant figure at the Yankees’ exhibition games to evaluate talent, the industry buzz is the White Sox have targeted the Yankees as a possible trade partner if they decide to move left-handed starter Jose Quintana. Quintana, a former Yankees minor leaguer who was allowed to flee via free agency after he wasn’t placed on the 40-man roster following the 2010 season, is very attractive on several levels for the Yankees and other clubs seeking starting pitching. One, he is 28. Two, he has a 46-46 record with a 3.41 ERA in 154...
  • Won't Be Buying Anything from Bed, Bath and Beyond

    03/09/2017 5:36:51 PM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 102 replies
    Just got a glance of the latest Bed, Bath and Beyond catalogue. Ellen DeGeneres made the front cover.
  • Aldon Smith reportedly in (DUI) crash involving police car (as a passenger, not driver)

    03/09/2017 4:01:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/9/17 | Vivian Ho
    Two San Francisco police officers were injured after a car that suspended Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith was allegedly a passenger in collided with their unmarked vehicle near police headquarters in Mission Bay Thursday morning, according to reports. Though police could not confirm the identities of the driver and two adult male passengers, KTVU reported that one of the passengers was Smith. The driver, a 25-year-old woman, was detained and is under investigation for her sobriety at the time of the crash, while one of the passengers was detained on suspicion of public intoxication, said Officer Giselle Talkoff, a police spokeswoman....
  • Cowboys reportedly working to trade Tony Romo to Broncos or Texans at last minute

    03/09/2017 2:42:43 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    www.cbssports.com ^ | 03-09-2017 | by Will Brinson
    Dallas is trying to get something in return for Romo before free agency officially begins With the clock ticking toward NFL free agency, the Dallas Cowboys are making a last-second push to try and trade Tony Romo, according to a report from Chris Mortensen of ESPN. It was believed the Cowboys had informed Romo they were planning to release him , but life moves pretty fast in the NFL, and it took a sudden swerve sideways for Dallas and Romo. (Keep up with all the action in our NFL free agency live blog right here .) According to Mortensen, the...
  • Texans now positioned to land Tony Romo with no regrets

    03/09/2017 1:20:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    www.sportingnews.com ^ | 03-09-2017 | Bill Bender
    The Texans had millions of reasons why they shouldn't pursue Tony Romo, and most of that was in the money tied to starting quarterback Brock Osweiler. Now they can pursue a trade with the Cowboys or go after Romo in free agency, if Dallas releases him. Houston cleared that when a deal, originally reported by Adam Schefter, sent Osweiler and a second-round pick to the Cleveland Browns. The money tied to Osweiler's absurd contract was the deterrent to grabbing Romo. Osweiler had $16 million in guaranteed money for 2017. Releasing Osweiler would have resulted in $25 million of dead cap....
  • Vanity: Opening Day of NFL Free Agency

    03/09/2017 1:09:42 PM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    http://none.com ^ | March 9, 2017 | Me
    The clock has struck 4 pm. It is a business new year for the NFL and teams can start officially signing free agents.
  • In An International First, Surfer Conquers The Atlantic Alone On A Paddleboard

    03/09/2017 12:57:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | March 9, 2017 | Colin Dwyer
    Chris Bertish enters the English Harbour at Antigua on Thursday, a flare trailing behind him in celebration. He paddled more than 4,050 nautical miles to reach this point. Courtesy Brian Overfelt for The SUP Crossing In the span of 93 days, Chris Bertish crossed more than 4,050 nautical miles of Atlantic Ocean — and he conquered this lonely crossing standing up. When the South African surfer entered English Harbour on the island of Antigua on Thursday, he was riding the same massive stand-up paddleboard that bore him from Morocco's Agadir Marina roughly three months ago. Still, if Bertish's equipment wasn't...
  • Texans ship Osweiler to Cleveland.

    03/09/2017 12:50:18 PM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 9, 2017 | Adam Schefter
    Texans ship Osweiler to Cleveland.Houston trades QB Brock Osweiler, a second-round pick and a sixth-round pick to Cleveland for a fourth round pick, league sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Browns take on the QB's $16M salary.
  • Disney Boss Says No Political Bias at ABC News and ESPN, Complaints ‘Completely Exaggerated’

    03/09/2017 10:53:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 9, 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    Robert Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company, said Wednesday that ABC News has been “extremely fair” in its coverage of the 2016 election and the Trump administration and that complaints of left-wing political bias on ESPN are “completely exaggerated.”
  • Report: Bears, Mike Glennon to sign three-year, $43.5 million deal

    03/09/2017 6:55:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | March 9, 2017 | Michael David Smith
    he Bears and Mike Glennon appear to be on the verge of a deal that will make Glennon the team’s starting quarterback, at a salary that sounds like a lot but is lower than most starting quarterbacks make. Glennon is expected to get a three-year deal with an annual average of $14.5 million, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. That puts Glennon’s total deal at $43.5 million, although there’s no word on how much of that is guaranteed and no other details about the structure of the contract.
  • ESPN Loses 422,000 Viewing Homes over the Last Month

    03/09/2017 6:26:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 8, 2017 | Robert J Marlow
    Monday Breitbart News reported that TV viewers are dropping cable subscriptions in droves for cheaper internet platforms like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, posing an existential threat to ESPN. Tuesday an online rating service spelled out exactly just how disastrous that fallout is just in the last month. According to SportsTVRatings.com, the world’s premier global cable and satellite sports television channel, ESPN, lost a stunning 422,000 viewing homes between February and March 2017. Fox Sports 1 didn’t fare very well either losing 77,000 homes.
  • Basketball Game Breaks Out at Big East Fight

    03/09/2017 6:23:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 8, 2017 | John Punder
    Chris Mullin and John Thompson screamed at each other and the St. John’s and Georgetown players at Madison Square Garden seemed near to blows as cheer leaders scattered and referees started issuing technical fouls and a flagrant and screamed at players to separate.
  • Lou Duva, Boxing Promoter, Manager and Trainer, Dies at 94

    03/08/2017 5:17:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 8, 2017 | Richard Goldstein
    Lou Duva, one of boxing’s most formidable figures as a promoter, manager and trainer in a ring career spanning seven decades, died on Wednesday in Paterson, N.J. He was 94. His death, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, was confirmed by his son Dino, a spokesman, John Cirillo, said. Duva had ties to more than a dozen world champions, among them the heavyweight Evander Holyfield, the middleweight Joey Giardello, the welterweights Meldrick Taylor and Mark Breland and the lightweight and welterweight Pernell Whitaker.
  • Skating Queen Nancy Kerrigan ‘Total Diva’ During ‘Dancing’ Rehearsals (along w/Bachelor Nick)

    03/08/2017 2:40:21 PM PST · by drewh · 67 replies
    Radar Online ^ | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 @ 7:04 | By James Vituscka @JVatRadarOnline
    It’s been years since Nancy Kerrigan has been in the spotlight, but Radar has learned that she’s fallen right back into the role of ice queen diva on the set of Dancing with the Stars. “Nancy is really starting to make a lot of people angry because she is acting like she already knows what she is doing,” a production insider told Radar. “She is trying to choreograph her own routines and is just being incredibly bossy to the other contestants and to the production crew.” But according to the source, it is not only the routines that Kerrigan, 47,...
  • Cowboys to release all-time leading passer Tony Romo on Thursday

    03/08/2017 11:25:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 8, 2017 | Todd Archer and Adam Schefter
    Tony Romo will soon no longer be a Dallas Cowboy. The Cowboys will release the franchise's all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns on Thursday, sources told ESPN, allowing him the chance to sign with another team if he desires while removing any doubt that they have the utmost faith in Dak Prescott.