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  • Jerry Jones: Cowboys Will Stand For The Flag Or “Your @ss Will Be Off The Team”

    08/22/2017 9:15:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 97 replies
    Waynee Dupree ^ | Wayne Dupree
    This is why the Dallas Cowboys are my team; I love the attitude. Sure some grown immature snowflakes will call out Jerry Jones, but it’s his team, and he loves America. Just as Jones sets requirements for his team, he expects commitment and loyalty. If he’s paying the salaries, why can’t he impose these rules on his team? If you have a problem with this, then you don’t want to be a Dallas Cowboy, or you should explore joining another team where they let you disrespect the American flag, but that won’t happen in Dallas.
  • Cleveland Browns Should Protest Their Garbage Play Instead Of The National Anthem

    08/22/2017 6:56:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/22/17 | David Hookstead
    Several Cleveland Browns players made the decision to kneel during the national anthem. Twelve players from the organization kneeled and prayed during the anthem Monday night against the New York Giants, according to ESPN. Safety Jabrill Peppers told the media, “There’s a lot of racial and social injustices in the world that are going on right now. We just decided to take a knee and pray for the people who have been affected and just pray for the world in general.” Protesting is the hottest thing in the streets these days, but perhaps the Browns players should spend a shade more...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Baylor football players taught recruits how to target female students, [tr]

    08/22/2017 3:31:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 21, 2017 | Daniel Bates
    Baylor University football players took part in gang rape attacks because they thought that if 'you were one person's woman, you were everybody's', one of their victims has claimed.  The toxic culture at the largest Baptist university in the world bred dozens of 'predators' who knew how to target women when they were most vulnerable. A devastating new account of the sex scandal that shamed the Texas college says that there was an 'epidemic' of sexual assault that lasted for years.  'Violated: Exposing Rape at Baylor University Amid College Football's Sexual Assault Crisis' lays out in unprecedented detail the story...
  • Bettor Turns 40 Cents Into More Than $250,000 at Gulfstream Park

    08/21/2017 5:18:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Aug 21, 2017
    A horseplayer Saturday turned 40 cents into more than $250,000, hitting the Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park. Gulfstream's Rainbow 6 is a 20-cent bet. The bettor, who was using a New York Racing Association wagering account, played two combinations — and connected for $259,573.34. The first four winners in the Rainbow 6 were long shots, going off at 10-1, 28-1, 65-1 and 19-1. The last two were favorites. The winning player had single horses in the first five races, and two horses — Miss Maserati and Kassady Light — for the final race. Miss Maserati won; Kassady Light finished last....
  • As athletes are told to ‘stick to sports,’ Anquan Boldin sticks to his convictions

    08/21/2017 4:59:46 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 21, 2017 | Barry Svrluga
    Anquan Boldin’s preseason career with the Buffalo Bills amounted to one reception for five yards. Had he retired at any other time for any other reason, the decision would have been noted respectfully but quietly. Here is a 14-year NFL veteran less than two months shy of his 37th birthday electing to hang up the cleats. Pay homage to his 1,076 career catches. Note his 82 touchdowns. Remember he was an integral part of the 2012 Baltimore Ravens, who won the Super Bowl. And move on. But Anquan Boldin is retiring in this moment — in Donald Trump’s America, just...
  • The 4 ways the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather fight could end | THE HERD (video)

    08/21/2017 3:56:16 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Colin Cowherd
    Video LinkWhen I was a little kid (around 7 or so), I watched the fights every Friday night. The Friday Night Fights.I wanted to be a fighter.Here's a premiere to one of the great fights of this century.
  • Report: Broncos Name Trevor Siemian Starting Quarterback Over Paxton Lynch For 2017

    08/21/2017 1:39:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    SI ^ | August 21, 2017 | Khadrice Rollins
    Trevor Siemian will be named the Broncos starting quarterback for the second straight season, according to Mike Klis of 9 NEWS Denver. Klis reports that Broncos coach Vance Joseph will make the decision official at his press conference Monday. Siemian earned the job over 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch.
  • Red Sox owner wants to rename Yawkey Way over 'racist legacy'

    08/21/2017 1:25:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat August 19, 2017 | Evan Simko-Bednarski, Sarah Jorgensen and Ellie Kaufman
    Red Sox owner John Henry wants to rename Yawkey Way, the iconic street bordering Fenway Park, telling the Boston Herald "he's still 'haunted' by the racist legacy of his legendary predecessor." The late Tom Yawkey, who owned the Red Sox from 1933 to 1976, was the last owner in the majors to integrate his team, which since then has featured many notable African-American and Dominican players, including David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez and Jim Rice. Recently, three high-profile incidents of apparent racism at Fenway -- two targeting black baseball players -- also have revived concerns about the organization's reputation. Henry made...
  • Young and Female — The Changing Face of Hunting in America

    08/21/2017 12:39:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Young women are the fastest growing demographic of outdoor enthusiasts. Don’t believe it? Research from a 2016 report by the Outdoor Foundation shows that among all age groups, 18- to 24-year-olds showed the most significant increase in participation of outdoor recreational activities. And within that 18- to 24-year-old demographic, the participation rate among females was 16 percent higher than their male counterparts. Rosie the Riveter would take pride in seeing modern women break through age-old stereotypes, moving into the forefront of the typically male-dominated culture of hunting and gathering. Just in the state of Oregon, the Statesman Journal reported that...
  • Man Accused of Trying to Carjack Three New Mexico Football Players

    08/19/2017 11:17:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 18, 2017
    Police arrested a suspected carjacker who apparently made a poor choice of potential victims. Albuquerque officers booked 20-year-old Angelo Martinez after the attempted robbery last week, according to KRQE. The players said they saw Martinez hanging around the Loma Linda Community Center football field, but had no idea who he was, according to KOAT. When they walked to their car, one of the players told KOAT Martinez was “acting sketchy as if he was trying to get in.” Several members of the team finally agreed to give him a ride, but said he kept changing his mind about his destination....
  • Hyde: Is Stanton the legit HR king if he hits 62? Even he wonders | Commentary

    08/18/2017 12:16:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 16, 2017 | Dave Hyde
    If I’m Giancarlo Stanton, I’d feel conflicted about the Steroid Era, too. I’d think Roger Maris’ 61 home runs in a season is the legitimate record, too. “Considering some things, I do,’’ he said Wednesday. If I’m Stanton, I’d note the only three players to hit more than 61 home runs – Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa – had more performance-enhancing drugs in them than an East German swim team. “But at the same time it doesn’t matter,’’ Stanton said. “The record is the record. But, personally, I do [think 61 is the record]... If PED users like...
  • Johnson, Emanuel bemoan canceled game after fight closed United Center (Chicago)

    08/17/2017 5:37:27 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 15, 2017 | Fran Spielman
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Eddie Johnson on Tuesday bemoaned the fights that forced the United Center to close, canceling the championship game of a basketball league intended to keep teenagers off the streets in the summer. The pandemonium — some captured on cellphone video — prevented neighborhood teams made up of players from two of Chicago’s top high school basketball teams — Orr Academy and Curie Metropolitan — from squaring off in a title game. As upsetting to Emanuel and Johnson as the ugly scene outside the United Center was the fact that the league itself was supposed...
  • ESPN apologizes for fantasy football segment compared to slave auction

    08/17/2017 5:21:00 AM PDT · by VastRWCon · 18 replies
    ESPN ^ | 08/15/2017 | Ray Sanchez, CNN
    ESPN apologizes for fantasy football segment compared to slave auction
  • Red Sox have fan throw out first pitch; disaster results (funny)

    08/16/2017 10:27:21 PM PDT · by Enchante · 38 replies
    Twitter video ^ | August 16, 2017 | Chad Amaral
    First pitch tonight at Fenway..missed his target, by just a little bit. #RedSox
  • Tom Hawkins, who played for Lakers, worked for Dodgers, passes at 80

    08/16/2017 6:53:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | August 16, 2017 | Staff and news service reports
    Tom Hawkins, who played six seasons for the Lakers, worked as a broadcaster in L.A. and later served as a Dodgers executive, passed away at his home in Malibu on Wednesday. He was 80. A 6-foot-5 forward, Hawkins starred at Chicago’s Parker (now Robeson) High School before playing at Notre Dame, where he became the first African-American student-athlete to earn All-America honors for the Fighting Irish. Hawkins was the first Irish player to average in double figures for scoring and rebounding during each of his three seasons (freshmen were ineligible during his collegiate career). His 1,318 career rebounds remains the...
  • Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium features Chick-fil-A stand — which will be closed on Sundays

    08/16/2017 11:49:40 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2017 | Josh Luckenbaugh
    Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC set to open later this month, will feature a Chick-fil-A concession stand. One problem for hungry Falcons fans: just like all Chick-fil-A locations, the stand will be closed on Sundays.
  • Bodybuilder Mom Dies From Too Much Protein Before Competition

    08/16/2017 10:56:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 14, 2017
    Meegan Hefford, a mother of two and bodybuilder, died after an overconsumption of protein shakes, supplements and protein-rich foods. Hefford was found unconscious in her apartment in West Australia and was quickly transported to the hospital, where she was declared brain-dead. She passed away two days later. Hefford, who had been competing as a bodybuilder since 2014, was also ramping up her gym routine in the weeks before her death. The 25-year-old mom and paramedic trainee had put herself on a special restricted diet while she was preparing for a bodybuilding competition in September.
  • Seattle Storm holds pregame rally supporting Planned Parenthood, amid mild protest

    08/16/2017 9:35:18 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Seatle Times ^ | 7/18/2017 | Emily Giambalvo
    While the Seattle Storm’s players warmed up inside a quiet KeyArena, the area surrounding the building was crowded with members of the community who supported the team’s partnership with Planned Parenthood, and a few who opposed the rally. The Storm’s WNBA game against the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night featured an ownership-led initiative in support of the nonprofit that provides reproductive health care. This marks the first time a sports franchise has partnered with Planned Parenthood, according to a spokesperson from the organization. In addition to an online auction, the Storm pledged to give $5 from each ticket sold to...
  • Confederate flag flew proudly at a major Irish sporting event

    08/15/2017 9:57:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Irish Central ^ | August 14, 2017 05:35 AM | Niall O’Dowd
    Two Irish groups regularly fly the Confederate flag and one of the flags was seen on television on Sunday at a major sporting event despite the weekend deaths in Charlottesville and the white supremacist supporters widely waving the Confederate flag. It also flew Sunday at Dublin’s premier sporting grounds in Croke Park in Dublin. Supporters of the Cork team, which played Waterford in the All-Ireland hurling semifinal before over 72,000 people in Croke Park, were seen flying the flag during television coverage of Sunday’s game. The Cork hurling and football teams are known as “The Rebels” and have long used...
  • Frank Broyles, Arkansas icon, dies at 92

    08/14/2017 6:05:06 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 24 replies
    WholeHogSports ^ | August 14, 2017 | Matt Jones
    FAYETTEVILLE — Frank Broyles, who coached Arkansas to its only football national championship and later served as the Razorbacks’ athletics director for years, has died. He was 92. Broyles died Monday at a family home in Fayetteville. He had suffered from Alzheimer's, the neurological disease about which he spent countless hours raising awareness and from which his first wife, Barbara, died in 2004. Broyles devoted most of his adult life to the Razorbacks. After coaching one season as head coach at Missouri, he was hired by then-athletics director John Barnhill to lead Arkansas in December 1957 and spent the next...