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  • Legendary Tennessee Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Dies At 64

    06/28/2016 1:16:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | June 28, 2016
    One of the best college basketball coaches of all time has died. Pat Summitt led the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers for almost four decades. DAVID GREENE, HOST: A legendary basketball coach has died. Pat Summitt took over as head coach at the University of Tennessee at age 22. By the time she retired at 59, she'd won a record number of games - more than a thousand. And Linda, you interviewed her not so long ago, right? LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: That's right. In 2013, she was suffering from dementia. And that is the disease that cut her career short....
  • Mutual Rescue™: Eric & Peety – Short Film [Probably Need a Tissue or two--6:25 minutes]

    06/28/2016 11:28:55 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | February 14, 2016 | Mutual Rescue
    Video Link"Six years ago, Eric weighed 340 pounds and was diagnosed with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and Type II Diabetes. His doctor told him he had 5 years to live. Then he met Peety—and everything changed..."
  • Roy Hodgson Quits as England Manager Following Shock Defeat to Iceland

    06/27/2016 2:40:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 27 June 2016
    Roy Hodgson has left his post as England manager following the national team’s shock 2-1 defeat to Iceland in their Euro 2016 last-16 tie on Monday evening. Hodgson’s decision to quit comes as no surprise following England’s loss to a country competing at their first major tournament and with a population of just 329,000 – comparable to Coventry. England humiliated as Iceland knock them out of Euro 2016 Read more The coaches Ray Lewington and Gary Neville have also left the Football Association. “I’m extremely disappointed of course about tonight’s result and ultimately our exit from the competition,” Hodgson said....
  • Eric Lindros, Rogie Vachon, Sergei Makarov and Pat Quinn make Hockey Hall of Fame

    06/27/2016 12:59:33 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies ^ | 06/27/2016 | Mary Clarke
    Three new players will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this upcoming year. On Monday, the NHL and an 18-member selection committee announced Eric Lindros, Rogie Vachon and Sergei Makarov will make up the Class of 2016, along with Pat Quinn as a builder. Lindros is the biggest name of the group and is regarded by many as a name that should have been in the Hall long ago. The former Philadelphia Flyer had 865 points in 760 games, but his career was cut short by injuries and a concussion sustained by a hit from Scott Stevens of...
  • NASCAR at Sonoma 2016:

    06/26/2016 12:22:41 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 32 replies
    many | today | me
    NASCAR Drivers are making right hand turns this weekend for the first time this season. Should NASCAR add more "road courses" to their schedule? Who's going to win this race?
  • Pat Summitt Health Failing; Family Asks For Prayers For Legendary Tennessee Coach

    06/26/2016 11:42:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | June 26, 2016 | Associated Press
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pat Summitt's family said Sunday that the last few days have been difficult for the former Tennessee women's basketball coach as her Alzheimer's disease progresses.
  • 36th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games - Salt Lake City

    06/26/2016 12:03:17 AM PDT · by airborne · 20 replies
    NVWG website ^ | 6/26/16 | vanity
    The 36th NVWG will offer 19 events plus one additional sport – triathlon. Keeping with the mountain theme, bobsledding will be offered as the year’s exhibition sport. While the official theme and logo are still being determined, the obvious underlying theme will be the beauty of the outdoors and the natural wonders of Utah, said Jill Atwood, chief of communications for the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System.
  • Christmas in June

    06/24/2016 6:44:37 PM PDT · by Churchillspirit · 20 replies
    Is any other Angels' fan offended by this crass "Christmas in June" promotion ?
  • Don't make him angry... you won't like him when he's angry! The incredible Iranian 'Hulk'

    06/24/2016 3:09:23 PM PDT · by Callahan · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6/23/16 | Sarah Dean
    A huge weightlifter has been dubbed the Iranian Hulk after astounding social media with his sheer physical size. Sajad Gharibi, 24, from Iran, is said to weigh almost 24 and a half stone and almost all of it is muscle. The giant man with a fierce expression has a following of over 59,000 followers on Instagram where he posts about what he does best - weightlifting.
  • Olympics Trivia - Shortest Event (vanity)

    06/23/2016 7:52:13 PM PDT · by super7man · 16 replies
    Vanity | 6/23/2016 | Self
    I was wondering what is the quickest Olympic event that from the start of the timing or judging to the finish that you can actually win a metal for. I was thinking long jump. You are judged from the time you hit the plank to hitting the sand. 0.2 seconds? Or maybe highjump, where you are judged only for the time you are over the bar. 0.1 seconds?
  • NY Yankees go homo

    06/23/2016 2:15:30 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 28 replies
    Commemorating those killed in the jihad attack in Orlando is fine. But the Yankees use it to promote homosexuality.
  • Swedish soccer player gets red card for farting during game

    06/23/2016 8:24:42 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 41 replies
    Yahoo News/FC Yahoo ^ | 6/22/16 | Leander Schaerlaeckens
    The fart heard 'round the world is an underdog story. It's the tale of a humble fart, unloosed on the world in a moment of innocence in the anonymity of a game between Swedish soccer clubs nobody had ever heard of. Its maker is Adam Lindin Ljungkvist, a left back for Järna SK's reserve team. They were playing Pershagen SK. He already had a yellow card. He also had "a bad stomach," per the Guardian. So, as he told Länstidningen Södertälje, which we're going to guess is either a newspaper or a cheap, self-assembled coffee table, "I simply let go."...
  • NHL announces plans for Las Vegas team

    06/22/2016 3:16:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2016 | Steve Almasy
    Las Vegas will get its first major professional sports league team in 2017 with an NHL expansion franchise, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. With the addition of the Las Vegas franchise, the National Hockey League will have 31 teams. Principal owner Bill Foley, a Las Vegas businessman, and his partners will pay a $500 million expansion fee for the franchise. "The first thing we're going to do is to establish what the culture is going to be for this team," Foley said. "This team is going to be a team built to win. We're going to take care of our...
  • Amazon jaguar shot dead after Olympic torch ceremony

    06/21/2016 3:37:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    reuters ^ | 06/21/2016
    A jaguar featured at an Olympic torch ceremony was shot dead by a soldier shortly after the event in the Brazilian Amazon city of Manaus as the animal escaped from its handlers, an army statement said. The jaguar was killed on Monday at a zoo attached to a military training center when a soldier fired a single pistol shot after the animal, despite being tranquilized, approached the soldier, the army said. “We made a mistake in permitting the Olympic torch, a symbol of peace and unity, to be exhibited alongside a chained wild animal. This image goes against our beliefs...
  • Cochise women clinch 8th overall at national finals

    06/21/2016 8:02:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Steve Stockmar
    In what was their strongest event heading into the national finals, the Cochise College women’s rodeo team placed two cowgirls among the nation’s Top 10 Saturday night, helping the team to a Top 10 finish overall. At the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., Apaches sophomore Georgia Diez placed third overall in goat tying, followed by her teammate, Makayla Boots, in seventh in the same event. Cochise had too much firepower in goat tying to not make a strong statement, Apaches head coach Rick Smith said Monday.
  • 3 Arrested in Beating of NASCAR Veteran Mike Wallace, Daughter After Concert

    06/20/2016 7:48:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    ktla ^ | 06/20/2106
    Three men have been arrested for allegedly attacking and beating NASCAR veteran Mike Wallace and his daughter after a North Carolina concert. ... Kenny Wallace posted images of the alleged incident to social media. One photo shows his brother badly beaten and another shows the victim’s daughter on a stretcher. “My brother Mike laid on the ground ‘knocked out’ and it was NOT even a fight and 3 men kept kicking my ‘knocked out’ brother in the face,” Kenny Wallace posted, in part, on his official Facebook page (Warning: Graphic images). “Think about it? .. My brother was knocked out...
  • VIDEO: Father catches foul ball with one hand while holding daughter (and hotdogs)

    06/20/2016 5:05:52 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 12 replies
    fox 59 ^ | 6/18
    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – A father at a Phillies game displayed his multitasking skills Thursday. He made a fantastic one-handed catch while holding his daughter in his other arm. The child didn’t even flinch and clearly, the dad didn’t either. The dad even had hot dogs in his hand and managed not to drop those. The foul ball was hit by Toronto Blue Jays’ Kevin Pillar.
  • Cavs win 2016 NBA Finals Championship!

    06/19/2016 8:26:11 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 155 replies
    WEWS ^ | 6/19/16
    BLOG: After 52 years, Cavs win NBA Finals Championship The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated defending champions Golden State Warriors, 93-89, in Game 7 of the NBA Finals for the first title in franchise history.
  • Ford wins Le Mans!

    06/19/2016 12:43:28 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies ^ | 19 Jun, 2016
    #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT of Sébastien Bourdais, Joey Hand and Dirk Müller takes victory in LM GTE Pro category Le Mans, France, June 19, 2016 – The #68 Ford GT of Sébastien Bourdais (FRA), Joey Hand (US) and Dirk Müller (GER) crossed the finish line at Le Mans at three o’clock on Sunday, as the overall GT winner of the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours. The #69 Ford GT of Ryan Briscoe (AUS), Scott Dixon (NZ) and Richard Westbrook (GB) joined the winners on the podium after scoring third place. The #66 and #67 Ford GTs finished...
  • UFC Fight Night 89 MacDonald V. Thompson: Live Thread

    06/18/2016 4:59:26 PM PDT · by Impy · 26 replies
    Early Prelims on UFC Fight Pass in Progress Premlims on Fox Sports 2 at 8:30 Eastern Main Card on Fox Sports 1 at 10:30 Eastern: Rory MacDonald vs. Wonderboy Thompson Donald Cerrone vs. Patrick Cote Steve Bosse vs. Sean O'Connell Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Thibault Gouti Valerie Letourneau vs. Joanne Calderwood

    06/18/2016 8:26:30 AM PDT · by Chode · 27 replies
    6/18/2016 | Chore
    Baku City Circuit First Grand Prix 2016 Number of Laps 51 Circuit Length 6.003KM Race Distance 306.049KM Lap Record N/A
  • Denton Man Donates AR-15 to Veterans Charity

    06/17/2016 4:14:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 6/17 | Brian Scott
    As the debate again ignites across the country over gun control and specifically larger, semi-automatic weapons, a Denton man found a charitable use for his firearm. Andrew Rozell parted ways with his AR-15 rifle Thursday night, handing it over to leaders from the charity Veterans Xtreme Adventures. The longtime Denton resident and member of the Planning and Zoning Commission said he had begun reevaluating his ownership of the rifle after the tragedy in Orlando last weekend. "This type of tool is being used to commit atrocities. It just didn't sit well with me," Rozell said. Rozell got the gun as...
  • Russian athletes could miss Olympics after IAAF upholds ban: Report

    06/17/2016 9:02:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 17, 2016 | Staff
    The International Association of Athletics Federations chose Friday to uphold its decision to ban Russian track and field athletes from international competition because of doping, according to multiple British media reports. The IAAF Council met in Vienna to vote on the association’s November ruling that suspended all Russian track and field athletes indefinitely. A news conference is expected to be held later on Friday.
  • Why the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans is such a big deal to Ford

    06/17/2016 7:36:55 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14 Jun, 2016
    At the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi, Porsche, and Toyota will battle for the win with their futuristic hybrid race cars, but another carmaker is getting all of the attention. Ford and its quartet of GTs won’t be in the running for an overall win, but the Blue Oval is nonetheless the biggest Le Mans story this year. So what’s the big deal? Basically, it’s a case of déjà vu. Fifty years ago, Ford won Le Mans with its GT40, the culmination of a fierce battle with Ferrari. Today’s GT supercar is inspired by the GT40, and Ford...
  • U.S. Open Live Thread

    06/16/2016 11:23:22 AM PDT · by fhayek · 83 replies
    USGA- The Official Site of The 2016 U.S. Open ^ | 6/16/16 | David Shefter and Ron Driscoll
    The U.S. Open is known for producing surprises in the first round. Remember journeyman Andy Dillard registering birdies on his first six holes at Pebble Beach in 1992? How about Justin Hicks sharing the first-round lead in 2008 at Torrey Pines, or Michael Thompson opening with a 66 at The Olympic Club in 2012, the same venue where he was the runner-up in the 2007 U.S. Amateur? Unknown Lee Mackey is probably the ultimate first-round phenom, breaking the U.S. Open scoring record in 1950 at Merion with a 64 before shooting a second-round 81. Andrew Landry may be a candidate...
  • Nine-Year-Old Boy Sets Record With Swim From SF to Alcatraz and Back

    06/15/2016 8:48:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jun 14, 2016
    A 9-year-old Central California boy braved strong currents and cold water Tuesday to swim from San Francisco to Alcatraz island and back. KSEE-TV in Fresno reported that James Savage set a record as the youngest swimmer to make the journey to the former prison. The station reported that by completing the swim, the fourth-grader from Los Banos broke a record previously held by a 10-year-old boy.
  • Iceland's Euro 2016 story is the stuff of Hollywood

    06/14/2016 12:54:05 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies ^ | 13 June 2016 | Chris Wheeler
    If Iceland ever want to turn their fairytale run to Euro 2016 into a movie, they can ask goalkeeper Hannes Thor Halldorsson, a part-time film director responsible for the video for his country’s Eurovision Song Contest entry four years ago. Just don’t expect veteran manager Lars Lagerback to buy into the Hollywood schmaltz. The 67-year-old former Sweden and Nigeria coach has brought more attention to Iceland’s first ever appearance at a major championships by criticising the play- acting of Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real Madrid team-mate Pepe.
  • Criterium du Dauphine: Chris Froome wins third title

    06/12/2016 10:10:59 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 8 replies
    Britain's Chris Froome won a third Criterium du Dauphine title on Sunday. Fellow Briton Stephen Cummings won the final stage from Le-Pont-de-Claix to Superdevoluy, but it was Froome who added to his 2013 and 2015 titles. The Team Sky rider had opened a 21-second lead heading into stage seven and held out to win by 12 seconds from Frenchman Romain Bardet. Froome won the Tour de France after both his previous Dauphine successes. This year's edition begins on 2 July.
  • Jeff Van Gundy Tells an Unbelievable Story About O.J. Simpson’s Low-Speed Police Chase

    06/11/2016 3:55:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Complex ^ | 6/9 | CHRIS YUSCAVAGE
    On Saturday night, ABC will premiere the first episode of their five-part docuseries, O.J.: Made in America. All indications are that we’re going to learn a lot about O.J. Simpson from the 7.5-hour series, which is getting rave reviews right now. And during Game 4 of the NBA Finals, we got a sneak preview of what might be to come when Jeff Van Gundy randomly told a pretty amazing O.J. story. According to Van Gundy, O.J.’s infamous low-speed police chase, which took place during Game 5 of the 1994 NBA Finals between the Knicks and Rockets, was so slow because...
  • Rapist Brock Turner gets lifetime ban from Team USA swimming

    06/11/2016 1:02:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies ^ | June 11, 2016 | Laura Bult
    Brock Turner may have a short stint behind bars, but he’ll have a lifetime ban from the pool. The former Stanford swimmer who was convicted of raping an unconscious woman on campus will be barred for life from any USA Swimming-sanctioned events, the national aquatics organization said this week. “Brock Turner is not a member of USA Swimming and, should he apply, he would not be eligible for membership,” USA Swimming announced in a statement to USA Today. “USA Swimming strictly prohibits and has zero tolerance for sexual misconduct, with firm Code of Conduct policies in place, and severe penalties,...
  • Warriors Bounce Back to Take Game 4 of NBA Finals, Lead Series 3-1

    06/10/2016 10:00:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/10 | Monte Poole
    The Warriors are one win away from posting back-to-back NBA championships. Powered by a second-half comeback, the defending champions vanquished the Cavaliers 108-97 Friday night in Game 4 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. The victory gives the Warriors a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. They can close it out Monday night with a win in Game 5. Four Warriors scored in double figures, with Stephen Curry pouring in 38 points to lead the way. Klay Thompson put in 25, with Harrison Barnes tossing in 14 and Andre Iguodala adding 10 off the bench. The Warriors were...
  • Exclusive: Studies find 'super bacteria' in Rio's Olympic venues, top beaches

    06/10/2016 7:57:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies ^ | 06/10/2016 | Brad Brooks
    Scientists have found dangerous drug-resistant "super bacteria" off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on Aug. 5. The findings from two unpublished academic studies seen by Reuters concern Rio's most popular spots for tourists and greatly increase the areas known to be infected by the microbes normally found only in hospitals. ... A study published in late 2014 had shown the presence of the super bacteria - classified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an...
  • (Vanity on ABC coverage) NBA attendees holding up Obama and Hillary posters

    06/10/2016 7:00:47 PM PDT · by SFmom · 37 replies
    6/10/2016 | Self
    Watching the NBA finals and noticed that the fans, rather than holding up head shots on sticks of the players, are holding up Obama and Hillary head shots!
  • Turkey’s Erdogan wasn’t allowed to speak at Muhammad Ali’s funeral. Now he’s not going.

    06/10/2016 12:02:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Erdogan was initially on the roster of speakers on the funeral — a list that includes a number of famous names, such as former president Bill Clinton and comedian Billy Crystal. However, on Monday, Ali family spokesman Bob Gunnell had said that two unnamed speakers had been added to the program, meaning that foreign guests Erdogan and King Abdullah II of Jordan would no longer be able to make an address. Gunnell told reporters that the two world leaders had been “gracious and understood.” But there were a number of suggestions that perhaps Erdogan had been removed from the list...

    06/09/2016 6:12:33 PM PDT · by Chode · 18 replies
    6/9/2016 | Chode
    Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve Montréal First Grand Prix 1978 Number of Laps 70 Circuit Length 4.361KM Race Distance 305.27KM Lap Record 1:13.622 by Rubens Barrichello (2004)
  • Watch Snoop Dogg Throw Out the Worst First Pitch of the MLB Season

    06/09/2016 8:21:03 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 22 replies
    mediaite ^ | 6-9-16 | J.D. Durkin
    In the tradition of 50 Cent‘s legendary WAY outside first pitch at a Mets game, Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion aka Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr. aka What-Is-He-Calling-Himself-These-Days was in San Diego to do the honors for the Padres game Wednesday. I don’t know if the ball was wet or maybe Snoop’s limo was a little too stocked up on gin and juice on the way to Petco Park, but the man’s effort wasn’t even close.
  • The Average NBA Player Spends $42,500 a Month, Including Big Bucks on Clothing

    06/09/2016 5:24:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | June 8, 2016 | Brad Tuttle
    The average NBA player spends $42,500 per month, or $510,000 over the course of the year, and 11% of that money is dropped on clothing and shoes—the biggest overall category for spending. Whole Foods, Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Apple, and Mercedes are among the top retailers in terms of NBA player spending, but so are some more middle-of-the-road stores like Target and Walmart.
  • Australia's national women's soccer team the Matildas lose 7-0 to an under FIFTEENS boys' side [tr]

    06/08/2016 4:22:15 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 27, 2016 | Cameron Phelps
    Australia's national women's soccer team have suffered a devastating defeat in the lead up to the Rio Olympics - going down 7-0 to the Newcastle Jets under-15 boys side.
  • Richard Simmons rep denies fitness guru is transitioning into a woman

    06/08/2016 12:15:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies ^ | June 8, 2016 | foxnews
    guru is transitioning into a woman Published June 08, 2016 Four4Four: Tabloid report says fitness guru transitioning to a woman A tabloid report made waves on Wednesday with claims Richard Simmons’ recent self-imposed withdrawal from the public eye is because he has transitioned into a woman, but a rep for the fitness guru told FOX411 the report is bogus. “Not true and a complete fabrication,” Simmons' publicist said of the claims. The National Enquirer’s cover featured a photo they claimed showed Simmons wearing women’s clothes. The report also claimed he goes by the name Fiona. Simmons was hospitalized over...
  • Maria Sharapova Suspended For 2 Years For Doping

    06/08/2016 8:59:41 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 45 replies
    LONDON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Maria Sharapova was suspended for two years Wednesday for testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open.The five-time Grand Slam champion was provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Federation in early March, when she announced at a news conference in Los Angeles that she failed a doping test in January.Sharapova said then she was not aware that the World Anti-Doping Agency had barred athletes from using meldonium, also known as mildronate, as of Jan. 1.Her lawyer, John Haggerty, said Sharapova took the substance after that date. Wednesday’s ruling said Sharapova did not intend to cheat, but bore...
  • Biological male awarded girls high school all-state track honors

    06/07/2016 1:28:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 5, 2016 | Staff
    Some female high school runners are questioning the fairness of the Alaska state track meet results after a biological male made it to the finals in the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes. Haines High School senior Nattaphon Wangyot, an immigrant from Thailand, was born male but identifies as female. She was allowed to compete on girls’ teams because the Alaska School Activities Association allows individual districts to decide how to handle transgender athletes on teams. Haines’ policy states “For the purposes of gender identification for interscholastic activities, the district will consider the gender identity based on the student’s consistent...
  • Muhammad Ali pallbearers will include Will Smith and Lennox Lewis

    06/07/2016 10:36:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 7, 2016 | Chuck Schilken
    Actor Will Smith and former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis will be among the eight pallbearers at Muhammad Ali’s memorial service Friday in Louisville, Ky. The legendary boxer died June 3 following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Other pallbearers at the service will include Jerry Ellis — brother of the late Jimmy Ellis, who was Ali’s former sparring partner and former world heavyweight champion — and several relatives and close friends. Smith received an Oscar nomination for playing the title role in the 2001 movie “Ali.”
  • NFL Account Hacked, Falsely Reports Goodell's Death

    06/07/2016 10:28:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    A NFL spokesman says Goodell "is alive and well"NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is not dead. The National Football League's Twitter account was hacked Tuesday and a message posted around 12:30 pm. ET said Goodell has died. "We regret to inform our fans that our commissioner, Roger Goodell, has passed away. He was 57. #RIP," the tweet read. The NFL Commissioner's Office confirmed to NBC the account was hacked. Additional messages were posted after the first false tweet. "Oi, I said Roger Goodell has died. Don't delete that tweet," one message read, followed by, "OK, OK, you amateur detectives win. Good...

    06/06/2016 8:10:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeTeen · 72 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 6, 2016 | Kaitlin Collins
    Kimbo Slice has reportedly died at the age of 42, though no reports have been confirmed. The MMA fighter — whose real name is Kevin Ferguson — was hospitalized in Florida Monday due to a “dire” medical situation, TMZ reported, and several sources on Twitter now claim he has died of heart failure.
  • NBA Finals, a predictor of presidential election?

    06/06/2016 6:10:50 PM PDT · by langit · 16 replies
    Sportsnaut ^ | June 1, 2016 | Vincent Frank
    As the 2016 NBA Finals set to tip off Thursday in Oakland, multiple presidential candidates are touring through the state of California in an attempt to win their party’s primary election ahead of November’s general election. Heck, Democratic nominee Bernie Sanders found himself among Dub Nation as the Golden State Warriors closed out the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals on Monday night. Sanders, along with fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump should all be playing close attention to the 2016 NBA Finals between the Western Conference champion Warriors and Eastern Conference champions Cleveland...
  • How Muhammad Ali Became a Sporting Hero to the Arab World

    06/06/2016 12:52:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Saturday, 4 June 2016 | Ali Khaled
    When Muhammad Ali fought, the world stopped to watch. In the 1970s, at the height of his fame, live broadcasts from Las Vegas, New York, Kinshasa and Manila, drew millions of adoring viewers to the greatest boxer, indeed sportsman, of all time. And aside from the US, perhaps nowhere was he idolized more than in the Arab world, where the people of a region so often in turmoil adopted the American hero as one of their own. Ali’s fights became ritual. With many taking place in the US, his fans would set their alarm clocks for the early hours to...
  • Was There a Love Story Between Muhammad Ali and an Egyptian girl?

    06/06/2016 12:36:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Monday, 6 June 2016
    In 1964, Egyptian Al-Musawwir magazine published a report claiming that boxing legend Muhammad Ali had a love affair with an Egyptian girl called Inyat Mustafa. The news reached global media outlets as Ali’s then-wife Sonji Roi, with whom he had a disagreement at the time, had learnt about it. Ali denied the report and commented in a few words saying it was a lie, adding that he was not even interested in filing a lawsuit against the magazine. The boxing legend, who passed away on Friday following a battle with Parkinson’s, did visit Egypt in 1964 upon the invitation of...
  • Runner Proposes to Girlfriend After Marathon

    06/06/2016 12:13:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jun 5, 2016 | Brie Stimson
    Although Camacho and Cruz met in middle school they just reunited last DecemberAfter Gilbert Camacho finished the Rock and Roll marathon Sunday he decided to go the long haul and propose to his girlfriend Stacie Cruz. He clocked a personal best for the race and used the extra confidence to pop the question. Camacho's friends said he was nervous, not only to propose, but also because he had just recovered from an injury. In front of family and friends – and marathon finishers – Camacho asked the girl he’d known since middle school to be his wife. "Spectators all...
  • President of Turkey, king of Jordan to speak at Ali funeral

    06/06/2016 8:06:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 6, 2016 9:05 AM EDT
    The president of Turkey and king of Jordan joined the long line of world leaders, religious figures and superstars set to speak at Muhammad Ali's funeral Friday. Ali family spokesman Bob Gunnell announced funeral details at a news conference Monday. California imam and scholar Zaid Shakir will preside over the service at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. …
  • Copa America organizers apologize after playing wrong anthem before Mexico-Uruguay

    06/06/2016 5:28:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies ^ | Ryan Tolmich
    Uruguayan players stood dumbfounded as Chile’s national anthem was played ahead of Sunday’s clash with Mexico, prompting an apology for Copa America Centenario organizers. As the two sides prepared to begin Sunday’s match, both Mexico and Uruguay stood side by side for their respective national anthems. Mexico’s portion went without a hitch, but Uruguay was stunned as Chile’s national anthem played over the loud speakers.