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  • Tom Watson declines PGA of America Hall of Fame invite over (Ted) Bishop handling

    10/06/2015 6:12:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 29, 2015 | Ryan Ballengee
    <p>It was Bishop who surprisingly extended the captaincy for the 2014 matches to Watson, who remains the last American captain to win the biennial matches in Europe back in 1993.</p> <p>While I was very flattered by PGA President (Derek) Sprague’s honoring me to be inducted into PGA Hall of Fame, I couldn’t accept in good conscience because of how the PGA mishandled the firing of my friend and immediate past president of the PGA, Ted Bishop..</p>
  • NFL Week 5 Live Thread

    10/06/2015 3:47:43 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 5 Oct. 8 Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans 8:25 Oct. 11 Washington Redskins at Atlanta Falcons 1 Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens 1 Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals 1 St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers 1 Chicago Bears at Kansas City Chiefs 1 New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles 1 Jacksonville Jaguars at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans 1 Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions 4:05 New England Patriots at Dallas Cowboys 4:25 Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders 4:25 San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants* 8:30 Oct. 12 Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers...
  • Scandal hits daily fantasy as DraftKings employee wins big on FanDuel

    10/06/2015 3:17:08 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | October 5, 2015
    At a time when many are wondering how the burgeoning business of daily fantasy sports is legal in most states, a scandal has broken out after a DraftKings employee won a large sum of money playing on rival site FanDuel. According to a New York Times report, Ethan Haskell of DraftKings leaked data before the before the beginning Week 3 of the NFL showing which players were most used by participants in the site’s Millionaire Makers contest.
  • Our long Nationals nightmare is over . . . for now

    10/05/2015 5:14:49 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 9 replies
    Throneberry Fields Forever ^ | October 5, 2015 | Yours truly
    Before the Washington Nationals lost their final regular season game to the National League East champion Mets, general manager Mike Rizzo promised he wasn’t going to leave people twisting in the wind. Rizzo’s words, not mine. Maybe he thought Nats fans had been forced into doing the twist too long this season already. Monday morning Rizzo kept his promise—and how. He executed manager Matt Williams, just a year after Williams was named the National League’s Manager of the Year. The man who came into the season leading the prohibitive World Series favourites leaves it with his head in a guillotine...
  • Dodger player’s brother shot, wounded in Woodland Hillls

    10/05/2015 12:23:18 PM PDT · by windcliff · 5 replies ^ | 10-5-15 | Alexander Nguyen
    The brother of Los Angeles Dodger relief pitcher Josh Ravin was shot and wounded in Woodland Hills, and police Monday were trying to find the suspect in the case. The Dodgers player blamed a “mentally unstable person” for the shooting of his brother. The shooting happened near 22901 Vanowen St., LAPD Officer Mike Lopez said. “A man in his 30s was shot multiple times,” Lopez said Sunday after the early morning shooting. “He was taken to a hospital in stable condition and remains in stable condition today.” Pitcher Josh Ravin posted several statements about the shooting of his brother, Joel...
  • Three and Out: Florida jumps, top 10 shakes up in AP Top 25 after Week 5

    10/05/2015 7:49:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    SI ^ | October 4, 2015 | Rohan Nadkarni
    Florida is on the rise in the AP Top 25 poll after Week 5. The Gators made the biggest move in Sunday's poll, from No. 25 to No. 11. The Big Ten swapped Wisconsin for Iowa. And there's a new order in the top four. Here are three thoughts on all the happenings:
  • Watch: ESPN Cuts Off Clemson Football Coach After Thanking Lord

    10/05/2015 7:08:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/05/15 | Trent Baker
    Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney was giving his post-game interview after his 12th-ranked Tigers took down the fifth-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish 24-22, and then got cut off during the middle of his interview. Swinney was in the middle of thanking “the good Lord” when the camera suddenly cut to the ESPN studio with the two anchors completely unaware and checking their tablets for almost 15 seconds before cutting back to the interview. ESPN senior director of public relations Keri Potts shortly tweeted out an apology, saying it was an “error in TV transmission.”
  • Slaughtneil wins third Gaelic Football Championship in a row!

    10/04/2015 7:38:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 3 replies
    Congratulations @GACSlaughtneil on today's Championship win! Another fantastic season.— (@oakleafers) October 4, 2015 The treble. Truly special achievement for all involved. #1club3codes3championships— Slaughtneil GAC (@GACSlaughtneil) October 4, 2015
  • Pirates to host Wild Card game for third straight year (ARR!!!)

    10/04/2015 4:21:04 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 56 replies ^ | 10-4-2015 | Adam Barry
    October 4, 2015 Pirates to host WC for third straight year Bucs win Game 162 to clinch home-field edge over Cubs Click oic for VIDEO-Pedro Alvarez belts a long solo shot to center field, his 27th of the season, to give the Pirates a 2-0 lead in the 4th inning By Adam Berry / PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates already knew the what, who and when. Now, they know where. The Bucs will host the National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser at 8 p.m. ET (on TBS) on Wednesday at PNC Park. Pittsburgh clinched home-field advantage in the...
  • Rangers win AL West on final day; Angels' loss puts Astros in playoffs

    10/04/2015 3:40:26 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 47 replies
    AP ^ | 10/4/15
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers finally clinched the AL West title on the last day of the regular season. Hamels pitched a three-hitter, Adrian Beltre hit a go-ahead homer and the Rangers beat the Angels 9-2 Sunday, eliminating Los Angeles from playoff contention. A year after their 95 losses were the most in the American League, two months after they were still eight games out of first place and three days after ensuring themselves a postseason spot, the Rangers wrapped up their sixth division title. Texas plays its first AL division series game since 2011 on...
  • Anger as Clemson football coach is cut off by ESPN as he began thanking 'the good Lord'

    10/04/2015 12:24:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 October 2015
    Anger as Clemson football coach is cut off by ESPN as he began thanking 'the good Lord' during post-game interview [ Full title ]. Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney was accidentally cut off during his post-game interview with ESPN as he was thanking 'the good Lord'. Following the Clemson Tigers 24-22 win against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Swinney was giving an emotional speech when the cameras suddenly cut to SportsCenter hosts Jay Harris and Kevin Connors, who were unaware as they worked on their iPads, before cameras cut back to Swinney. ESPN senior director of public relations, Keri...
  • Max Scherzer Throws No-Hitter vs. Mets

    10/03/2015 8:42:41 PM PDT · by TBP · 30 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | October 3, 2015 | Alec Nathan
    he Washington Nationals have been mired in turmoil over the past week, but Max Scherzer made the pain of dugout brawls and clubhouse chaos disappear Saturday night as he twirled his second no-hitter of the season in a 2-0 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field. Scherzer's the second pitcher to record two no-hitters in the regular season since 1973. The other, according to B/R Insights, is Nolan Ryan. Washington's ace recorded 17 strikeouts in the win—seven more than he notched in his no-hit effort on June 20 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 17 strikeouts also tied Ryan...
  • Hope Solo To Face Charges In 2014 Domestic Violence Incident Involving Nephew And Sister

    10/03/2015 6:14:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | October 3, 2015 | Shayla D
    Solo had gotten into a physical altercation with her half-sister and nephew, who was a minor at the time in June of 2014. Solo seemed to catch a lucky break in January when the case was dismissed due to “procedural grounds.” However, an appeals court reversed that decision and cleared the path for charges against Solo to be re-filed. ... Hope’s half-sister Teresa Obert .. Police documents indicate that Hope Solo’s night of fury did not end there. Upon being arrested for two domestic violence charges at Obert’s house, Solo became belligerent with officers and jail staff, at one point...
  • UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson Live Thread

    10/03/2015 5:43:58 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 67 replies
    UFC | 10/03/2015
    Welcome to UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson Live Thread!
  • New York Jets bring 350 rolls of toilet paper to London

    10/03/2015 4:57:44 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 2, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    LONDON, - Officials with the New York Jets confirmed the team brought 350 rolls of toilet paper to London so they wouldn't have to use the thinner, British version. The Jets, scheduled for a Sunday game against the Miami Dolphins at London's Wembley Stadium, had more than 5,000 items shipped to London ahead of their Friday arrival in the city, including 350 rolls of toilet paper. Team officials said the toilet paper in London is thinner than what the team members would be used to from the United States. "Some may say that's a little over the top or whatnot,...
  • Derek Jeter exited, Alex Rodriguez returned and the Yankees are back in the playoffs

    10/02/2015 8:13:29 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 27 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10/01/15 | Andrew Marchand
    NEW YORK -- There was an old-school vibe as the New York Yankees celebrated their wild-card-clinching win in the home clubhouse in the Bronx. Rap songs from Run-D.M.C., LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys played on the stereo system. The song "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" blasted at one point during a very happy, but subdued, champagne celebration. The song seemed appropriate because this Yankee team is an overachieving bunch that has exceeded most expectations. "No one thought we would go anywhere this year, but we have come together the last eight months and it's been...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 5

    10/01/2015 7:03:15 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 19 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 1, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 5 Week four in review: The College Football Czar had another bad week, although the week the replay officials had around the country was far worse. A completely unjustifiable reversal on a fumble call to decide the Thursday night Memphis-Cincinnati game set the tone for a long Saturday of blown calls on replay. The Czar accepts the fact that instant replay reviews are here to stay, but he’ll thank announcers to stop justifying the practice with the asinine assertion that “the important thing is to get the call right in the end.” Those teams that...
  • Please don't squeeze the Charmin: Jets ship 350 rolls of toilet paper to London

    10/01/2015 6:55:04 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | Oct 1, 2015 | Ohm Youngmisuk
    “Some may say that’s a little over the top or whatnot, but it didn’t really cost that much, so why not?” Aaron Degerness, Jets senior manager of team operations, said to The Times. “We’re basically trying to replicate everything that we’re doing here over there.” The Jets had items such as cereal, extension cords, gauze pads and wrist bands transported on a ship that also contained supplies for all the other NFL teams playing in London this season.
  • Retiring Giants pitcher says players using steroids hurt his contracts and took food off his table

    10/01/2015 4:00:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 1, 2015 | Scott Davis
    With only four games remaining on the San Francisco Giants schedule and their playoff hopes already eliminated, pitcher Jeremy Affeldt is announcing he's retiring at the end of the season. In a story he wrote for The Cauldron on Sports Illustrated, Affeldt takes a different approach in his announcement.
  • Jordan Spieth's Caddie's Estimated $2M Earnings Would Be 39th on Tour Money List

    10/01/2015 7:36:13 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 21 replies ^ | September 30, 2015 | Katie Richcreek
    Jordan Spieth's caddie and former sixth-grade teacher, Michael Greller, has likely made $2 million this season. Yeah, just let that sink in.Greller's earnings would rank 39th on the PGA Tour money list, as the Big Lead's Michael Shamburger determined—not a bad deal for someone who left a stable career to gamble on the then-top-ranked amateur golfer.Based on the $50,000 starting salary for Dallas teachers, per the Dallas Morning News, it would take Greller decades to earn as much as he was estimated to have pocketed in 25 PGA Tour events with Spieth.
  • Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers make franchise history with third straight title

    09/30/2015 6:22:25 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 9/29/15
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Clayton Kershaw lingered on the field a few moments longer than the rest of his Los Angeles teammates, then looked up at the cheering fans in Dodger Blue, smiled and tipped his cap before quickly disappearing into the dugout and heading off to celebrate. Kershaw pitched the big-money Dodgers to their third straight National League West title, tossing a one-hitter as Los Angeles beat Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants 8-0 on Tuesday night. Kershaw allowed just a third-inning single and struck out 13, and now he'll get a chance to erase those sour postseason memories...
  • NFL Week 4 Live Thread

    09/30/2015 4:14:42 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 107 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 4 Oct. 1 Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers 8:25 Oct. 4 New York Jets at Miami Dolphins (London) 9:30 AM Houston Texans at Atlanta Falcons 1 New York Giants at Buffalo Bills 1 Oakland Raiders at Chicago Bears 1 Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals 1 Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts 1 Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins 1 Cleveland Browns at San Diego Chargers 4:05 St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals 4:25 Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos 4:25 Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers 4:25 Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints...
  • Hikers Beaten Up by Mountain Bikers in Tyrol

    09/29/2015 12:09:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Sep 2015
    A group of hikers in Tyrol were attacked by three aggressive mountain bikers on Saturday afternoon as they descended the Rumer Alm in the Innsbruck Land district. One of the hikers suffered multiple lacerations. Police told local media that five hikers were descending from the alm towards the valley at around 5.30pm when they were overtaken at high speed by a mountain biker. The group called after the biker that he should slow down - at which point he stopped and put one of the hikers in a stranglehold. The man struggled to free himself and the biker sped off...
  • The Old School Flunks the Papelbon-Harper Question

    09/29/2015 10:16:41 AM PDT · by BluesDuke · 49 replies
    Throneberry Fields Forever ^ | 28 September 2015 | Yours Truly
    From your ancient baseball history, 1949 to be specific, a little story: In his third major league season, a still very young Yogi Berra has been the target of much veteran needling. Part of it has been due to his squat, homely appearance. But sometimes it has nothing to do with his appearance and everything to do with continuing the young man’s baseball education. Berra has impressed his manager, coaches, and teammates alike with his willingness to listen, learn, listen more, and learn more, but never mind. One fine day he lofts a short pop to center field that falls...
  • Romain Grosjean confirmed at Haas F1 for 2016

    09/29/2015 9:56:35 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 11 replies
    ESPN F1 ^ | 9/29/2015 | Nate Saunders, ESPN F1 Assistant Editor
    The Haas F1 team has confirmed Lotus' Romain Grosjean will be one of two drivers for its debut season in 2016. At an announcement at the team's US base in Kannapolis, North Carolina, the Frenchman was unveiled as the team's first driver signing. Grosjean has driven for Lotus since 2012, while he also raced for the team in seven races during the 2009 season under the guise of Renault. Team owner Gene Haas said Grosjean's F1's experience was key for the team's first season on the grid.
  • CHP Investigators Say Booby Trapped Road near Woodside is Targeted at Cyclists

    09/28/2015 10:13:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 93 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/28/15 | Michelle Roberts
    The California Highway Patrol is trying to find the person who dumped hundreds of nails and tacks on a road near Woodside that’s popular among cyclists. Officers said Monday that there were so many nails left on Kings Mountain Road that clean-up crews were forced to sweep the lanes to get them out of the way. Cyclists are usually drawn to the road for its views and 1,500-foot climb to Skyline Boulevard. "This is one of my favorite hill climbs," Michael Shorts said. But riders, who are now being warned to pay close attention to the sidewalks, are afraid they...
  • Why Super Bowl 50?

    09/27/2015 3:47:37 PM PDT · by 1raider1 · 64 replies
    M' haid | 9/27/2015 | Me
    Why was it OK to have Super Bowl I, V, X, but not L?
  • Adorable Boy Hits Baseball, Stops at First Base to Tell Dad ‘I Love You’

    09/27/2015 12:11:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
    An adorable video shows a boy hitting the baseball in his Little League game — and then stopping at first base to tell his coach, who is also his dad, “I love you.” “Hey,” the boy said. “I have to tell you something. I like you. I love you.” After a quick hug, the boy took off for second base.
  • How did the fire happen at the steelers game?

    09/27/2015 10:37:52 AM PDT · by freebird5850 · 21 replies
    What caused the fire? I tuned in when they were vacuuming the field.
  • UFC Fight Night 75: Josh Barnett vs Roy Nelson Live Thread

    09/26/2015 6:52:22 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 44 replies
    September 26 2015 | UFC
    Welcome to UFC Fight Night 75: Josh Barnett vs Roy Nelson Live Thread! This event is free on FOX Sports 1
  • Germany's Florian Reus Wins Spartathlon

    09/26/2015 6:16:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Local ^ | 26 Sep 2015
    Published: 26 Sep 2015 11:48 GMT+02:00 Facebook Twitter Google+ reddit German runner Florian Reus won the historic 245.3km Spartathlon race on Saturday for the first time, clocking 23 hours, 17 minutes and 31 seconds. Reus, 31, was second the last two years, and as the winner of the race he received an olive wreath and a cup of water from the Evrotas River. Finishing a surprise second was first-time course competitor Dan Lawson of the United Kingdom with the 42-year-old runner timing 23:53.32. He led for most of the race. Third in the 33rd annual Spartathlon was Denmark's 40-year-old Kim...
  • Cubs clinch first playoff spot since '08 with Giants' elimination (Mets,Jays,Pirates in too!)

    09/26/2015 6:16:10 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 36 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/26/15
    The Chicago Cubs have clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2008. The Cubs were assured of at least an NL wild-card slot Friday night when San Francisco lost to Oakland 5-4, eliminating the Giants from playoff contention. The sign outside Wrigley Field lit up with "Cubs Clinch Postseason Berth'' after it became official late Friday night. Fans gathered around to take pictures and mark Chicago's return for the first time since 2008.
  • Tom Brady needs to answer questions about his support of Donald Trump

    09/26/2015 2:46:14 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 92 replies
    SI ^ | September 25, 2015 | Aaron Leibowitz
    Through all the twists and turns of the Deflategate saga, the legal bickering and in-depth air pressure analyses, the story remained compelling for one reason: It put the reputation of New England Patriots ... when one of Trump’s “Make America Great Again” trucker hats was spotted in Brady’s locker. Brady explained that Trump had given the hat to Patriots owner Robert Kraft to pass along to the quarterback. Trump, Brady said, “always gives me a call and different types of motivational speeches at different times.” He said their friendship dates back to 2002, adding that “it’s pretty amazing what he’s...
  • Jordan Spieth one round from $10 million after taking lead at Tour Championship (Jordan Wins)

    09/26/2015 2:02:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 26, 2015 | Doug Ferguson/AP
    ATLANTA — Jordan Spieth already has the best year in golf. He’s one round away from having the richest year in golf history. Spieth battled through a tough, rainy Saturday at the Tour Championship and overtook Henrik Stenson by one shot with a 2-under-par 68.
  • The NFL Wants Players To Help Pay For New Los Angeles Stadium

    09/26/2015 12:57:41 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    DeadSpin ^ | 09/26/2015 | Patrick Redford
    --SNIP-- Potential stadiums in Carson and Inglewood have both been approved by their respective local governments, and now comes the hard part; getting them paid for. The Carson stadium, which will most likely hold the Raiders and the Chargers, will cost $1.65 billion. This would put it up with MetLife Stadium and the Tokyo National Olympic Stadium as one of the most expensive stadia in the world. The NFL has a typically nefarious plan to do help get the cash together, which involves asking the NFLPA to help out.
  • Yogisms: Essential To Yogi Berra’s Legacy

    09/26/2015 10:56:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/25/2015 | Stella Morabito
    An emptiness always comes with the knowledge that a beloved personage no longer lives among us. We can feel this in Yogi Berra’s recent death at age 90. This is not only because of Berra’s extraordinary baseball record and the amazing American generation he represented, all of which Dan McLaughlin and Kevin Keating so expertly recounted here at The Federalist. It’s also because everybody knows that Berra’s great legacy is not entirely about baseball. His personality radiated way out of that ballpark. His manager, Casey Stengel, described him in 1949 as “a very strange fellow of very remarkable abilities.”...
  • Professional stone skipper makes it all the way across lake

    09/26/2015 8:43:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 72 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 24, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    BENNINGTON, Vt., - A professional stone skipper shared video of a throw at a Vermont lake that skipped more than a dozen times and appears to reach the opposite shore. Kurt Steiner, who holds the world record for stone skipping for a 2013 throw that bounced off the water 88 times, posted a video to YouTube showing a recent throw at Lake Paran in Bennington, Vt. The stone skips more than a dozen times and appears to hit the shore on the opposite side of the lake. Steiner told Guinness World Records his technique involves finding stones "that weigh between...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 4

    09/24/2015 6:04:49 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 8 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 24, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 4 Week three in review: It was a dismal week for the College Football Czar, but he’s not the only one. Top-ranked Ohio State barely eked out a victory over Northern Illinois, while both Alabama and Southern Cal D-sintegrated before our eyes. It was a Saturday filled with seesaw battles decided by razor-thin margins, several of which turned against the Czar at the last moment. For the week, he was 9-11, causing his overall record to plummet to 39-21, for a .650 winning percentage. All the on-air personalities at the Seamy Underbelly of Networks have...

    09/24/2015 4:22:36 PM PDT · by Chode · 48 replies
    9/24/2015 | Chode
    Suzuka International Racing Course First Grand Prix 1987 Number of Laps 53 Circuit Length 5.807KM Race Distance 307.471KM Lap Record 1:31.540 by Kimi Räikkönen (2005)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully scores record for career longevity

    09/24/2015 3:20:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Guinness World Records ^ | September 24, 2015 | Rachel Swatman
    Yesterday, baseball broadcasting icon Vin Scully (USA) was officially recognised for having the Longest career as a sports broadcaster for a single team, having been behind the mic for an incredible 65 years 5 months and 22 days (as of 23 September). Known for his distinctive lyrical yet simple play-by-play descriptions, the legend has been announcing the Los Angeles Dodgers games since 1 April 1950 when the team were based in New York as the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • Oakdale girl fights for her chance to get in boxing ring (MN)

    09/24/2015 2:22:15 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies ^ | 9/24/15 | Mary Lynn Smith
    Fifteen-year-old Amaiya Zafar is just a girl who wants to box. But before she can get into the ring of a USA Boxing-sanctioned event, such as a Friday bout in Duluth in which she hoped to compete, she will have to fight for the right to wear a hijab under her helmet and long sleeves and tights. That attire would allow her to adhere to her Muslim beliefs. International rules governing boxing dictate that she wear a sleeveless jersey and shorts that can’t go below her knees. “We’re not the bad guys,” said Angel Villarreal, USA Boxing chief of officials....
  • Yogi Berra, RIP: It's Gotten Late Early Out Here

    09/24/2015 11:48:54 AM PDT · by BluesDuke · 15 replies
    Throneberry Fields Forever ^ | September 23, 2015 | Yours truly
    When Yogi Berra turned 90 in May, I wrote, “There are those who walk among us in their twilight and inspire us to think that, warts and all, our world still remains a lovely place to be simply because such people still walk among us.” Unfortunately, our world is now a little more empty by a lot, as the man himself might say, thanks to Berra’s death Tuesday night. It’s gotten late early out here. Sad, but not surprising, alas. It’s too often true that those in great love affairs that last not weeks, not months, but decades, do not...
  • Japan's 105-yr-old 'Golden Bolt' sets sprint record, misses personal best

    09/24/2015 9:07:40 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/24/2015 | Linda Sieg
    Japanese centenarian Hidekichi Miyazaki set a fresh record as the world's oldest competitive sprinter this week, one day after turning 105, but said he was disappointed at falling short of his own personal best. "I wanted to shave off a few more seconds as I got 36 seconds while training," Miyazaki, wearing a bright red T-shirt and running shorts, said after completing his heat with a time of 42.22 on Wednesday. His personal record of 34.10, chalked up when he was 103, remains unbeaten for centenarian. (snip) Miyazaki, known as the "Golden Bolt" for imitating Jamaican Olympic gold medalist Usain...
  • Vikings to install breastfeeding suites at stadium (first NFL franchise to add lactation pods)

    09/23/2015 8:10:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    WDIV (Detroit) ^ | September 23, 2015
    The Minnesota Vikings announced plans on Tuesday to become the first franchise to install lactation suites for nursing mothers in an NFL stadium. The team will install two Mamava lactation suites at its temporary home stadium of TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis by its home game with the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 18, according to a statement released by the team. Another two of the suites will be installed at the Vikings' training facility and headquarters in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie and in the team's downtown Minneapolis office.
  • Kam Chancellor returns to Seahawks active duty roster

    09/23/2015 3:01:35 PM PDT · by djf · 8 replies
    9/23/2015 | djf
    King-5 news reported today that Chancellor is returning. Two games too late, but it's a start!
  • Dropping Cable But What About NFL MLB NBA Sports? Any Ideas?

    09/23/2015 1:59:26 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 59 replies
    If you have dropped cable, but have a household full of sports nuts, what if any, solutions have others come up with to drop cable, go Roku, and still watch the games?
  • Sandy Koufax's refusal to pitch on Yom Kippur still resonates

    09/22/2015 1:39:46 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 15 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/22/2015 | Jim Caple
    Half a century ago, when Los Angeles Dodgers ace Sandy Koufax chose not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series against the Minnesota Twins because it fell on Yom Kippur, Elliot Strom was a 15-year-old baseball fan in Toronto. After attending services that morning, Strom, who acknowledges that at the time he "wasn't the best synagogue attender in the world," told his father he planned to stay home that afternoon and watch the World Series on TV rather than return for late services. This did not go over well. "My father was very unhappy with me,'' Strom recalls....
  • Vikings drop mascot Ragnar after he reportedly asks for $20,000 a game

    09/22/2015 11:02:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 22, 2015 | Chuck Schilken
    For more than two decades, Ragnar the Viking got Minnesota football stirred into a frenzy with his motorcycle-riding, endzone-dancing antics. According to his website, he was the only NFL mascot who appeared as an actual human. It turns out maybe Ragnar is a little too human.
  • NFL Week 3 Live Thread

    09/22/2015 2:10:01 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 168 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 3 Sept. 24 Washington Redskins at New York Giants 8:25 Sept. 27 Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens 1 New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers 1 Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns 1 Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Houston Texans 1 San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings 1 Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots 1 Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets 1 Pittsburgh Steelers at St. Louis Rams 1 Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans 1 San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals 4:05 Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins 4:25 Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks 4:25 Denver Broncos...
  • SNYDER: Tiger Woods’ latest surgery removes any chance of tying Jack Nicklaus

    09/21/2015 6:43:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 21, 2015 | Deron Snyder
    Not much doubt remained that Jack Nicklaus would retain his record for victories in major golf tournaments. But any lingering thoughts of Tiger Woods possibly supplanting him were snuffed for good last week. What once seemed inevitable has transitioned to impossible. Stuck at 14 major victories since capturing the 2008 U.S. Open, Woods will not win five more majors. Woods will not win four more majors to tie Nicklaus‘ mark of 18. He would do well to win another tournament, period, something he last accomplished at the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational. He has teed off in 23 PGA tournaments since then...