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  • President Trump Drives Golf Cart All Over Bedminster Green (he does own the COURSE)

    06/22/2017 1:58:55 PM PDT · by drewh · 73 replies
    Golf.COM ^ | Thursday June 22nd, 2017 | staff
    The President loves the game of golf, especially when he can play at his own properties. But during a recent round at his club in Bedminster, N.J., Donald Trump threw out the book of etiquette when he took his golf cart over one of his club's greens. A video posted to Twitter by guests at the club shows the president cruising across the green -- a staunch no-no in golf decorum. POTUS then pulls up to the guests filming and engages them in conversation. When the guests ask him how he's playing, Trump replies: "Well until this hole." Maybe he...
  • The Epidemic That's Ruining Youth Sports

    06/22/2017 1:13:21 PM PDT · by pajama pundit · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 19, 2017 | Kirsten Fleming
    During a soccer game early last year, Tiffany Lin began experiencing a sharp pain in her right knee. Then a freshman at Manhattan’s Beacon School, Lin tried to play through the pain but sought out a doctor when it wouldn’t subside. The diagnosis? She had Osgood-Schlatter disease, which is the inflammation of the area just below the knee. It mostly occurs during growth spurts and is exacerbated by continuous pounding of the knees that happens during sports such as soccer and running.
  • Michael Phelps Will Race Great White Shark for Shark Week and We Can't Wait

    06/22/2017 10:11:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/22/2017 | BY ARNOLD CARREIRO
    He’s earned 23 Olympic gold medals for the American swim team over his career, but can this all-American record-breaking athlete outswim a great white shark? We’ll find out when man races beast as soon as “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs Great White” debuts on the Discovery Channel on July 23 for their annual “Shark Week” programming event. Phelps "has one competition left to win," according to the Discovery Channel. "An event so monumental no one has ever attempted it before. The world’s most decorated athlete takes on the ocean’s most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark – the race...
  • Ascot revellers enjoy a tipple and kick off their heels to relax on the grass as Ladies Day [tr]

    06/22/2017 10:06:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 22, 2017 | Siofra Brennan
    Teetering around in your highest heels, most glamorous dress and a towering hat all day is de rigueur for Royal Ascot. So it's no wonder revellers at Ascot were keen to kick off their stilettos and take the weight off as the afternoon wore on. Ladies Day attendees were seen positioning themselves on the grass in front of the grandstand to enjoy a drink and give their feet a well-earned rest. Seemingly unflustered about getting grass stains on their best outfits, racing fans were eager to kick back and relax amid the hordes.
  • Sharks' Burns Wins 2017 Norris Memorial Trophy as NHL's Top Defenseman

    06/21/2017 9:46:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/21 | Kevin Kurtz
    Brent Burns was presented with the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the league's most outstanding defenseman at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas on Wednesday. He is the first-ever player in Sharks franchise history to win the award. After finishing first among defensemen in the regular season with 29 goals and 76 points, and leading the league with 320 shots, Burns was thought to be the frontrunner ahead of fellow finalists Erik Karlsson from Ottawa and Tampa Bay's Viktor Hedman. Karlsson, a two-time winner, was second. Burns, 32, became just the second NHL defenseman to lead his team in...

    06/21/2017 3:58:40 PM PDT · by airborne · 24 replies
    NHL website ^ | 6/21/17 | various
    And the award goes to .......
  • 2017 NFL Preview: The tanking Jets are even worse than the Browns

    06/21/2017 7:20:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 20, 2017 | Frank Schwab
    At least the New York Jets have a plan. It’s “The Sham for Sam,” or whatever clever nickname you have for tanking to draft USC quarterback Sam Darnold next April. When a team bottoms out, it usually doesn’t happen this fast. There are signs of erosion, a slow decline to the bottom, then a tough decision to rebuild. Not for the Jets. The fall was steep and sudden. The Jets spent big in 2015, with $168 million going to five free agents. They finished 10-6 in coach Todd Bowles’ first season. One year ago, they were considered playoff contenders.
  • Pelton Mail: Curry More Valuable to Golden State Than Durant

    06/18/2017 2:46:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | 6/18 | Kevin Pelton
    Ben's tweet was in reply to one of mine about Steve Kerr's post-championship appearance on the Lowe Post earlier this week. Discussing the topic of the best players in the league, Kerr told Lowe, "LeBron's the best player in basketball, and KD [Kevin Durant] is right there with him." The Warriors are NBA champions for the second time in three seasons. We have you covered with the latest news and analysis from Oakland. Finals » When Lowe followed up about mentioning Durant and not Stephen Curry, Kerr explained the choice. "Steph is one of the great players in the world,...
  • Bull Kills Basque Bullfighter in French City of Aire Sur L’Adour

    06/18/2017 2:13:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Bullfighter Ivan Fandiño was gored to death Saturday afternoon by a bull of the stockbreeding ranch of Baltasar Iban in the French city of Aire Sur L’Adour, the communications department of the Basque matador told EFE. Fandiño, 36, was feinting the bull with his cape when he tripped, and as he fell defenseless to the ground, the animal gored him in the side. He was taken immediately to the infirmary, and from there to a hospital in Mont de Marsa, where nothing could be done to save his life. Spain’s king and queen expressed their sorrow for the death of...
  • NHL Hockey Expansion Protected Lists are Released for Vegas

    06/18/2017 12:10:45 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 49 replies ^ | 6/18/17 | NHL
    The list of protected and unprotected players of each NHL team is out. See link. The new Vegas team, the Golden Knights, can pick one player or goalie from each of the 30 existing teams according to some rules. And there will be trading in the draft on Weds as well. Interrresting. Airborne, I am going to use the hockey ping list but if that is a faux pas, please let me know. I apologize in advance.
  • Colin Kaepernick Compares Modern Day Police To Slave Catchers

    06/18/2017 4:29:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    Outkick the Coverage ^ | June 17, 2017 | Clay Travis
    I’m no expert on political stances that unemployed NFL quarterbacks should embrace on Twitter to ensure that they have a chance to play in the league again, but comparing modern day police officers to slave catchers probably isn’t helpful. Yet that’s exactly what Colin Kaepernick did yesterday in the wake of a jury verdict he disagreed with. Yesterday an Hispanic police officer who shot Philandro Castile in Minnesota last summer was found not guilty of all charges by a jury. Then Kaepernick Tweeted this:
  • The OFFICIAL U.S Open thread

    06/17/2017 12:17:03 PM PDT · by fhayek · 39 replies
    No Tiger. No Phil. No Jason Day, Dustin Johnson or Rory McIlroy for that matter. Hell, Charley Hoffman is a co-leader. Fore!!
  • Christian Soccer Player Refuses To Wear Gay Pride Jersey, Withdraws From National Team

    06/16/2017 6:15:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Hello Christian ^ | June 8, 2017 | Will Maule
    Christian soccer player Jaelene Hinkle has withdrawn herself from the U.S. soccer team after it was announced that the squad would be wearing rainbow colored 'gay pride' jerseys in their upcoming game. She cited "personal reasons" for her refusal to play, according to The Christian Post. The star proudly declares Colossians 3:23 on her Twitter which says: "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men." "If you live for people's acceptance, you'll die from their rejection," the tagline also notes on her profile.
  • NCAA suspends Rick Pitino for five ACC games following sex scandal probe

    06/15/2017 11:23:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    SI ^ | June 15, 2017 | Scooby Axson
    The NCAA suspended University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino for the first five Atlantic Coast Conference games next season following an investigation into the program's basketball escorts case. Pitino's suspension is just one penalty levied against the program, which was put on probation. Former staffer Andre McGee was hit with a 10-year show cause penalty after the NCAA said Pitino failed to monitor McGee, a former director of basketball operations at Louisville.
  • Why Michael Jordan's '90s Bulls Would Beat the 2017 Golden State Warriors

    06/15/2017 11:19:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/15/2017 | by John Ellis
    Thankfully, with his loss in the 2017 NBA Finals, I should never have to hear anyone attempt to elevate LeBron James above Michael Jordan in the GOAT discussion. Unfortunately, I now have to listen to people claiming that the 2017 Golden State Warriors would beat the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls of the 1990s. That claim is more ludicrous than claiming that LeBron is better than Jordan. Below, I've listed three reasons why Michael Jordan's Bulls would beat the 2017 Golden State Warriors. 1. Defensive Matchups The 2017 Warriors are an offensive juggernaut, no doubt. However, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and...
  • 'One of the greatest thrills of my life': Larry King, 83, beams with sons Cannon, 19, and Chance,

    06/15/2017 11:12:40 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies ^ | 6/15/17 | Ross Mcdonagh
    Full Title...........................'One of the greatest thrills of my life': Larry King, 83, beams with sons Cannon, 19, and Chance, 20, as elder brother gets drafted by MLB.............................He's achieved a lot in his long talk-show career. But 'one of the greatest thrills' of Larry King's life belongs to his son Chance. The 83-year-old beamed with pride on Thursday as his 20-year-old boy was drafted into the Major Leagues of baseball.
  • Transgendered Track Star Proves We're All Insane

    06/15/2017 5:51:10 AM PDT · by sheworelemon · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Megan Fox
    Imagine this: Your daughter has been training and running track for four years. She's a senior and she's made it to the state finals. College recruiters are in the stands and this is her day to shine (and possibly get a scholarship so you don't have to go bankrupt trying to fund her education). Except that doesn't happen for her because a boy, claiming to be a girl, handily steals the title from her.
  • Puzzling mumps outbreak strikes Latino community (Massachusetts)

    06/15/2017 5:15:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 2017 | Felice J. Freyer
    State health officials are investigating a puzzling outbreak of mumps in Latino communities in Boston, Chelsea, and Revere, and have advised health care providers to be alert for additional cases. The state Department of Public Health has recorded 12 mumps cases since the end of March. Previously in Massachusetts, mumps has been found chiefly among vaccinated college students and others connected to colleges and universities. But the dozen new cases involve people aged 20 to 41 with no known links to higher education.
  • Yoga With Goats Craze Takes Off in US

    06/14/2017 11:03:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 15 Jun 2017
    Adonna Ebrahimi is stretched out on her yoga mat, struggling to maintain a cobra pose - and her composure - as a couple of baby goats do a balancing act on her back. Welcome to "Goat Yoga", the latest fitness craze sweeping the United States, where young and old are lining up for the popular classes that leave participants not only saying "namaste" but also in stitches. The new workouts taking place on farms across the country involve Nigerian Dwarf goats - miniature goats of West African origin - roaming about as yogis practice their exercise routines. "At first, it...
  • Christian Hackenberg's accuracy issues a running joke at Jets camp

    06/14/2017 7:16:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | June 13, 2017 | Frank Schwab
    Being on the sideline of an NFL practice carries certain risks. Keep your head on a swivel. However, you don’t expect to get pelted with errant passes from professional quarterbacks. That danger seems to be exclusive to New York Jets camp when Christian Hackenberg is taking reps.