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  • Canadian Football League Week 2 Picks & Live Thread

    06/19/2018 2:33:41 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 14 replies
    cfl.ca ^ | Bender2
    Canadian Football League Week 2 Picks & Live Thread
  • Tiger Woods and Stevie Wonder are in a bar

    06/17/2018 1:27:57 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 35 replies
    email from a friend | 6/17/2018 | unknown
    Tiger Woods and Stevie Wonder are in a bar. Tiger turns to Stevie and says, "How's the singing career going? Stevie replies, "Not too bad. How's the golf?" Woods replies, "Not too bad. I've had some problems with my swing, but I think I've got that right now." Stevie: "I always find that when my swing goes wrong, I need to stop playing for a while and not think about it. Then the next time I play, it seems to be all right." Surprised, Tiger says, "You play GOLF?!!" Stevie: "Yes, I've been playing for years." Tiger: "But -- you're...
  • Why Phil Mickleson should apologize then withdraw from the U.S. Open

    06/16/2018 5:25:51 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 184 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | Ian O'Connor
    I'm sorry. Those are the first two words Phil Mickelson should say publicly Sunday morning after a fitful night of sleep. I withdraw. Those are the next words Mickelson should say on his way out of the U.S. Open and into a better and brighter tomorrow. Mickelson made a mockery of his sport's national championship on his 48th birthday, and he should now do the honorable thing and remove himself from the tournament. He hit his moving ball out of frustration on the 13th green at Shinnecock Hills, and then told a counterfeit tale about his intent. Mickelson said he...
  • John Shippen Jr.: African-American pioneer; first American-born golf professional

    06/16/2018 6:46:23 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 12 replies
    www.pga.com ^ | 2/2/15 | Bob Denney
    As American golf popularity skyrocketed at the start of the 20th century, Scottish immigrant professionals like Willie Dunn found their career footing. Dunn was a combination superb player, golf instructor and owner of Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, built near the Shinnecock Indian reservation in Southampton, New York. One of Dunn’s best young students was John Matthew Shippen Jr., one of nine children of Eliza and John Shippen Sr., an African-American Presbyterian minister who had moved his family to the reservation in 1888 from Washington, D.C. At age 15, young Shippen was introduced to golf. A year later, he was employed...
  • Tiger Woods bombs in US Open disaster

    06/15/2018 12:45:17 PM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 15, 2018 | Brett Cyrgalis
    For all intents and purposes, Tiger Woods’ U.S. Open is over. The 14-time major champion continued his implosion at Shinnecock Hills with a second-round 72 on Friday, closing with two consecutive birdies to bring his two-day total to 10-over. Even if the afternoon wave of players shoots high scores, Woods remains on the outside of an early projected cut line around 8-over.
  • Reports: Former NFL TE Kellen Winslow Jr. facing rape, kidnapping charges involving [tr]

    06/15/2018 6:19:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 14, 2018 | Jason Owens
    Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been arrested in San Diego County on rape charges, according to multiple reports. NBC 7 in San Diego reports that Sheriff’s deputies arrested Winslow at his Vista, California home on Thursday. He stands charged with two counts of kidnapping with the intent to commit rape, two counts of forcible rape, one count of forcible sodomy, one count of forcible oral copulation, two counts of residential burglary and one count of indecent exposure, the district attorney’s office told NBC 7.
  • Rory McIlroy Struggling as Shinnecock is Messing With Some of World's Best at US Open

    06/14/2018 12:28:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | June 14, 2018 | Michael Shamburger
    The fairways were widened and the greens were expanded ahead of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, but so far none of that has helped some of the best in the world. Heading into his back nine, Rory McIlroy was seven over and on the par-4 first hole he added another double-bogey to his scorecard to drop to nine-over. He has since added another bogey on the second hole and is now 10-over par.
  • Russia’s ‘psychic’ cat Achilles predicts the winner of the opening World Cup game

    06/14/2018 7:09:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 14 June 2018 • 10:37am | Staff
    A Russian cat reputed to have psychic powers has predicted the result of the first game of the World Cup. Achilles, whose day job is catching mice at the St Petersburg's Hermitage Museum, plumped for his home nation of Russia, who play Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the tournament today. The feline garnered a reputation as a psychic last summer by predicting a number of results correctly in the Confederations Cup, which was also held in Russia. Yesterday Achilles, who is deaf, was presented to the world’s media for his first prediction of the tournament. The cat was...
  • Bare-Knuckle Religion

    06/13/2018 9:44:47 PM PDT · by KierkegaardMAN · 4 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | Fr. George Rutler
    The recent pardon of the late world heavy weight champion Jack Johnson by our president was a gracious act long overdue. A previous motion had passed the House but died in the Senate in 2008. Johnson’s racially motivated conviction for violating the Mann Act after he had married a white woman resulted in his beginning a year term in Leavenworth prison in 1920. It was not a salutary place; I buried one of its inmates who had done much more than a year there. Johnson skipped bail and spent several years in Europe via Canada. In Barcelona, much in need...
  • Canadian Football League Week 1 Picks & Live Thread

    06/13/2018 3:11:27 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 33 replies
    cfl.ca ^ | 6-13-2018 | Bender2
    CANADAIN FOOTBALL LEAGUE WEEK 1 and JOHNNY FOOTBALL IS BACK!!!
  • Ex-Cowboys Cheerleader Sues Team; Claims Mascot Earned More Money

    06/13/2018 7:01:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    SI ^ | June 13, 2018 | Scooby Axson
    A former cheerleader for Dallas Cowboys sued the team this week, saying that the team mascot made more than she did. Erica Wilkins filed a suit in U.S. District Court for Northern District of Texas on Tuesday, and alleges that the Cowboys failed to pay her minimum wage and overtime and that she made a quarter of what the mascot made. Wilkins says the team violated The Equal Pay Act and Fair Labor Standards Act and seeks "other available damages."
  • 2026 World Cup coming to U.S., Mexico, Canada as joint bid wins vote

    06/13/2018 4:58:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 13, 2018 | Sam Borden
    The United States might not be participating in the World Cup, but it pulled off a historic victory in Russia all the same: The globe's biggest sporting event is returning to the U.S. In a long-anticipated vote on Wednesday, the joint bid of the U.S., Mexico and Canada defeated Morocco, its only challenger, as 200 national soccer federations cast their ballots to cap FIFA's annual Congress.
  • NL exec rips Bryce Harper: 'He's a losing player'

    06/12/2018 1:09:50 PM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | June 12th, 2018 | Chris Cwik
    Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper won’t be a free-agent until October, but the anonymous backlash has already begun. One National League executive didn’t hold back, calling Harper a “losing player,” according to Robert Murray of FRS. What happened? A “top National League executive” sent Murray three texts with some harsh thoughts on Harper. Text one: “He’s simply overrated. The good ain’t worth the bad. He’s a losing player. Cares about himself more than the team. If I was in charge and had money, my team would not pursue him. We would use that money to sign 2-3 winning players.” Text...
  • 19-month-old daughter of skier Bode Miller drowns in pool

    06/12/2018 5:56:58 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/11/2018 | Staff
    <p>MISSION VIEJO, Calif.— The 19-month-old daughter of U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller drowned in a Southern California swimming pool, authorities said Monday.</p> <p>Emeline Miller died at an Orange County hospital Sunday, the day after paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive her after the drowning incident.</p>
  • Compassion shown by Mounds View high school pitcher is sportsmanship at its very best

    06/11/2018 8:14:11 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 15 replies
    bring me the news ^ | 11 june 2018 | JOE Nelson
    The first thing he did when he clinched a state berth? He went to hug his beaten friend. "We are very close friends," Koehn told BMTN. "I knew him from all the way back when we were 13. We were on the same little league team. "I knew the game was going to keep going or it was going to end right there," Koehn added. "I knew I had to say something. Our friendship is more important than just the silly outcome of a game. I had to make sure he knew that before we celebrated."
  • How will Russia's many problems affect the 2018 World Cup?

    06/11/2018 3:51:17 PM PDT · by BBell · 36 replies
    https://sports.yahoo.com ^ | 6/11/18 | Henry Bushnell
    There are countless reasons to feel uneasy about the fact that in less than 72 hours, a World Cup will kick off in Russia. There is the inevitable racism. The expected, state-encouraged homophobia. The oft-discussed hooliganism that threatens to mar the greatest sport’s greatest spectacle. There are broader reasons, too, why Russia’s hosting of the 2018 World Cup is problematic. But it only seems right to begin an article on the topic with the nagging question: How did we get here? How did Russia, a nation so utterly undeserving of global sport’s biggest showpiece, manage to land it? The answer...
  • Soccer Fans Brawl In The Streets In Lodi Outside Grape Bowl

    06/11/2018 2:32:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 48 replies
    http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/ ^ | 6/11/18 | Marc Thompson
    LODI (CBS13) – Several people were injured outside the Grape Bowl in Lodi on Saturday after a brawl broke out between fans of rival soccer teams. Lodi police say more than 100 people spilled out into the streets surrounding the stadium, around 2:45 p.m., with several dozen directly involved in the fighting. Ernie Silva lives just behind the stadium and saw it all unfold from his block, starting with a shirtless man with a severe head injury. “Blood pouring out everywhere,” he said, describing the man’s head and face. “Not even a second later I hear sirens.” The event was...
  • ANTI-NFL SONG CALLED “TAKE A KNEE… MY A**!” GOES VIRAL

    06/11/2018 11:58:11 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 24 replies
    Break ^ | Will Reagan
    a stirring video for the anthem and answer the nfl players who think taking a knee is a good idea
  • Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner pose with Capitals after Stanley Cup win

    06/11/2018 4:58:20 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/10/2018 | Luis Sanchez
    Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner took a picture with recent Stanley Cup champions the Washington Capitals after reportedly running into each other at a restaurant in Washington, D.C. The picture — featuring Alex Ovechkin, Tom Wilson, John Carlson, Alex Chiasson, Dmitry Orlov, Philipp Grubauer, and Brooks Orpik — was posted by Philip Pritchard, the "Keeper of the Cup." It was taken at Georgetown’s Cafe Milano on Saturday night, according to one Twitter user.
  • Bob Baffert horse Restoring Hope accused of blocking for Justify

    06/10/2018 6:55:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 48 replies
    http://www.espn.com ^ | June 10,2018
    Long shot Restoring Hope's run in Saturday's Belmont Stakes is being questioned by some competitors, who suggest the horse might have been used to block other horses from catching stablemate Justify on his way to the Triple Crown. Bob Baffert trains both Justify and Restoring Hope, which went off at 37-1 and then broke fast to the front and settled into second place for much of the race, just off Justify's shoulder, before falling to eighth at the finish. Mike Repole, who co-owns fourth-place finisher Vino Rosso and last-place finisher Noble Indy, and Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez both...