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  • LeBron James won’t wear social justice phrase on Lakers jerseys, says list of message options don’t resonate with his mission

    07/11/2020 4:50:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    AP via KTLA ^ | 7/11/20
    LeBron James says his thoughts on social justice can’t be contained on the back of a basketball jersey. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar won’t wear one of the NBA-approved social justice messages on the back of his jersey when the NBA resumes competition later this month in the Orlando bubble. “It was no disrespect to the list that was handed down to all the players,” James said Saturday in a confernece call from Florida. “I commend anyone that decides to put something on the back of their jersey. It’s just something that didn’t seriously resonate with my mission, with my...
  • Anonymous buyer pays record $114,000 for rare Super Mario Bros. video game

    07/11/2020 4:32:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    CNN via KTLA ^ | 7/11/20
    An anonymous buyer bid a record $114,000 for a rare, unopened copy of the classic video game Super Mario Bros. The game cartridge was originally released in 1985 for the popular Nintendo Entertainment System console, according to Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, which ran Friday’s auction. The winning bid broke the record for the most ever paid for a video game, according to Heritage. A mint-condition copy of the same game sold for $100,150 in February 2019. This version of Super Mario Bros. was particularly rare because the box with a cardboard hang tab underneath the plastic, an indication that it was...
  • Charles Barkley: Sports Are Turning Into A Divisive “Circus” And Fans Might Not Come Back

    07/11/2020 11:13:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/11/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    “I think we’re missing the point,” Charles Barkley told CNBC yesterday about the role of sports — and the fans — in the current unrest. Without a doubt, the NBA Hall of Famer said, we need police reform, but that should mean “good cops out there policing the bad cops. … My concern is turning this into a circus instead of trying to do some good stuff.”If professional sports leagues think they’ll get there by shoving the argument into fans’ faces constantly, Barkley thinks they might just talk themselves out of a job. “They [the fans] don’t want to...
  • How much will Drew Brees' offseason comments affect Saints?

    07/11/2020 10:25:01 AM PDT · by The Colts Repeat · 15 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 19, 2020 | Cody Benjamin
    Drew Brees has backtracked considerably from his original comments this offseason about NFL players peacefully protesting during the national anthem, going so far as to counter the U.S. president by saying that protests have been about improving the black community rather than disrespecting the American flag. But his new stance didn't come before the New Orleans Saints quarterback riled up countless faces across professional sports, including in his own locker room. New Orleans had a relatively quiet few months following the 2019 campaign and improved a roster already stocked with Super Bowl-caliber talent, but then came this very public dispute....
  • Eagles penalize DeSean Jackson for conduct detrimental to the team

    07/11/2020 10:24:50 AM PDT · by The Colts Repeat · 14 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 10, 2020 | Tim McManus
    PHILADELPHIA -- The Eagles penalized DeSean Jackson on Friday for conduct detrimental to the team, they said in a statement. Jackson has been fined, a source said. "This has been a difficult and emotional week for our community and organization," the team said in the statement. "The Philadelphia Eagles do not tolerate hate towards any individual or group. We believe in respect and equality for all races, ethnicities, and faiths. We as an organization want to help be an instrument for positive change. This can only occur through strong, deliberate actions and a commitment to learn and grow.
  • Add JR Smith, Joel Embiid to the NBA players complaining about quarantine food

    07/10/2020 5:35:42 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 33 replies
    msn ^ | 7/10/2020 | curtis
    The biggest headlines from Disney World and the NBA bubble have been about the quarantine meals players are receiving, mostly because they look like food you’d get on an airplane. There’s good news for them after they get through this, however, and we’ll get to that. But let’s start with more criticism about the food upon arrival. We’ll begin with Joel Embiid, who was criticized by Kendrick Perkins for his concerns about health and safety in Orlando and later flew to Florida in a full body suit. He had some jokes about how he was going to lose weight during...
  • Stanley Cup Qualifiers schedule

    07/10/2020 5:19:33 PM PDT · by airborne · 24 replies
    NHL website ^ | 7/10/2020 | NHL staff
    Round-robin, best-of-5 series begin Aug. 1 in Toronto, EdmontonHere is the day-by-day and series-by-series schedule for the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers. All Eastern Conference games will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto; Western Conference games will be held at Rogers Place in Edmonton. The top four teams in each conference, based on points percentage, will play a three-game round-robin, and the No. 5-12 seeds will play in eight best-of-5 series. The winners of those series will advance to the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the four teams from the round-robin.
  • Dartmouth cuts both golf programs, closes campus golf course

    07/10/2020 11:43:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Golf ^ | July 10, 2020 | Brentley Romine
    A day after the Ivy League announced the cancellation of its fall sports, another one of the league’s eight members is eliminating its men’s and women’s golf programs. Dartmouth revealed Thursday that it will cut five sports in all while also permanently closing the school’s golf course, Hanover Country Club. The move, which follows a similar decision by Brown in May, is expected to save the university, which is facing a projected $150 million institutional budget deficit, about $2 million, according to a statement released by Dartmouth president Philip Hanlon.

    07/10/2020 6:05:38 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 38 replies
    OutKick ^ | 7-8-2020 | Jason Whitlock
    Georgia senator Kelly Loeffler, a co-owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, wrote a letter to the league’s commissioner spelling out her concerns with the WNBA’s embrace of Black Lives Matter. Loeffler labeled BLM a political movement that advocates for the defunding of police, the removal of Jesus from churches and the disruption of the nuclear family. She also alleged that BLM has promoted the violence and destruction that has swept this nation the past month. We can nitpick the details but there is some merit to Loeffler’s concerns and allegations. Her letter to commissioner Cathy Engelbert is worthy of a...
  • Kingsong S18 Review: The Best Yet! (30 mph Electric Unicycle - mindblowing! - Video)

    07/10/2020 5:41:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    Video LinkYouse guys might be familiar with this thing, but I wasn't. Pretty amazing.Here's a link to that point in the video where the narrator actually rides it. VIDEO LINK
  • Big Ten canceling non-conference games a sobering moment for college football

    07/10/2020 3:03:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 9, 2020 | Dan Wetzel
    College football’s house of cards of a 2020 season collapsed on Thursday. In this case, it was by design — a voluntary and preemptive reshuffling and retreat. The Big Ten announced it was packing up and building its own place — canceling all non-conference games and playing a league only slate of nine, or maybe 10 contests. It’s an attempt to maximize control in the hope that it might make it through the COVID-19 pandemic. No one knows if it will work, but smaller, swifter and more cautious seems to make sense.
  • Raptors arrive at Disney World bubble in ‘Black Lives Matter’ buses

    07/10/2020 2:37:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 9, 2020 | Ryan Young
    The NBA’s reigning champions rolled into Walt Disney World on Thursday ahead of the league’s restart plan and delivered a strong message in the process. The Toronto Raptors pulled into the Disney campus in a pair of buses outfitted with “Black Lives Matter” written across the sides. Several players had T-shirts with the same phrase on them, too.
  • Syracuse University appoints diversity director for sports

    07/10/2020 2:25:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    AP ^ | July 10, 2020 | John Kekis
    Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack has added a position to his department, bucking a trend toward athletic cuts during the coronavirus pandemic. Salatha T. Willis was named associate athletic director for diversity, culture and climate this week. He is charged with developing and implementing new ways to create an equitable culture among the university’s student-athletes, administrators, coaches and staff in the athletic department. “Our society is going through an incredibly challenging time,” Wildhack said. “Whether it’s Ahmaud Arbery, whether it’s George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, there are blatant acts of racism and people murdered. You combine that with 400 years of...
  • Formula 1 Pirelli Grosser Preis Der Steiermark 2020- LIVE THREAD

    07/09/2020 9:16:59 PM PDT · by mabarker1 · 34 replies
    Formula1 ^ | 07/09/2020 | F1 Website, Multiple Conrtributers/Authors
    Red Bull Ring Grand Prix Circuit First Grand Prix 1997 Circuit length 4.318 km Number of laps 71 Race distance 306.452 km Lap record 1:06.957 - Raikkonen (2018) (I'm Petunia and I am standing in for Sir Chode for a while as He's Recovering.) on/off... if you want on or off the F1 list mash here to get added/removedTV Race Stuff Here... goodbye girls, we’ll miss ya...
  • Roger Goodell shamefully silent about DeSean Jackson’s Hitler posts

    07/09/2020 6:39:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 9, 2020 | PHIL MUSHNICK
    You can come out, now, Roger! In his continuing role as the NFL’s Neville Chamberlain — the British prime minister who appeased Nazi Germany until it was too late to prevent World War II — Roger Goodell continues to pander to the bad acts at the risk of imperiling the good and welfare — and value — of the NFL. Goodell has proven he would rather offend the NFL’s most devoted, fair-minded fans than the league’s most offensive players.
  • Arrest made in murder of Toledo football player

    07/08/2020 2:15:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | July 8, 2020 | BRIAN BUCKEY AND ELLIE BUERK
    Toledo police on Wednesday arrested a man for the murder of University of Toledo junior football player Jahneil Douglas, who was shot and killed Tuesday night. Charged is Michael Mitchell, 24.
  • Another Way To Celebrate The 4th of July (with tracer rounds!)

    07/08/2020 12:37:01 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5 July 2020 | 22 Plinkster
    22 Plinkster finds a great way to celebrate the 4th of July!
  • Fishing 6-year-old reels in long-lost phone that still works

    07/08/2020 11:07:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    UPI ^ | July 8, 2020 / 1:38 PM | Ben Hooper
    July 8 (UPI) -- A 6-year-old girl fishing in a Maryland river reeled in a cellphone that was dropped into the water nearly a year ago -- and it still works. Reagan Votaw, 6, was fishing with her family in the Severn River when she reeled in her first catch of the day: a cellphone in a waterproof case. Votaw's mother, Emily, said they took the phone home and let it rest for a while in rice to absorb any moisture. They then plugged the phone in and were surprised to see it still functioned perfectly. The phone belonged to...
  • Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler critical of WNBA's Black Lives Matter initiative

    07/07/2020 6:21:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 7, 2020
    Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, has written WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert to express her opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement and ask the league to put an American flag on every jersey when the league resumes play later this month. Loeffler was responding to the WNBA having approved displaying "Black Lives Matter" prominently on courts at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where the league will hold its season. The WNBA and its union also agreed to honor women such as Sandra Bland, Breonna Taylor and Vanessa Guillen who have died in connection with police...
  • Key questions, answers on protocols in Phases 3, 4 of Return to Play Plan

    07/07/2020 12:15:47 PM PDT · by airborne · 3 replies
    NHL website ^ | 7/7/2020 | Tom Gulitti Staff Writer
    Guidelines set for COVID-19 testing with training camps to begin July 13 Phase 3 is scheduled to begin at team facilities July 13. Teams will then travel to two centralized hub cities on July 26 for Phase 4, which is resumption of play, with the Stanley Cup Qualifiers starting Aug. 1. Play will resume with the qualifiers, which will include 16 teams playing eight best-of-5 series and a round-robin among the top four teams in points percentage in each conference to determine seeding for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here are key questions and answers about the protocols for Phases 3...