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  • The 54-Year-Old Who Ran a Marathon Four Years After a Quadruple Bypass

    01/19/2018 10:08:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 15 Jan 2018 | Derrick A Paulo, Anne-Marie Lim
    Jimmy Hoon drank, smoked two packs a day for 10 years, and had panic attacks from work stress. After open heart surgery, running was how he travelled the road to redemption.For nearly two years, since he joined his running club, Mr Jimmy Hoon had kept a secret from his running mates, something that only a few of the trainers knew. He had done eight half-marathons with them and completed his first full marathon last month. But it was only recently, as CNA Insider produced this story, that the 54-year-old revealed to them his condition. After their warm-ups in Punggol Park...
  • CNN Boss Jeff Zucker Eyed By Disney For Top ESPN Job

    01/19/2018 5:56:25 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 18, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    EXCLUSIVE UPDATED: A month after John Skipper’s abrupt resignation as president of ESPN and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, a surprising name has entered the field of potential successors: CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker. Reps at Disney could not be reached for comment, but multiple sources close to Zucker confirmed to Deadline that he has had conversations for the top job at the sports giant. Following Skipper’s shocking December 18 announcement that he was resigning to deal with a substance abuse problem, George Bodenheimer — ESPN’s president from 1998-2011 and its executive chairman until May 2014 — took over as...
  • Tesla Model 3 Goes 310 Miles per Charge, According to EPA

    01/19/2018 1:43:57 PM PST · by Red Badger · 87 replies ^ | Nov 30, 2017 243 | By Bob Sorokanich
    That's for the long-range model, which costs significantly more than the $35,000 base model. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ It's hard to say what we really know about the Tesla Model 3. Outside of Motor Trend, no serious outlet of automotive journalism has reviewed one, and with just 260 examples built in the last quarter, even reservation holders have no idea what their car is like. At least we know how far it'll go on a charge: 310 miles, according to the EPA. The Verge first discovered the official EPA rating for the new Model 3, which gave the all-electric sedan a rating of...
  • Tom Brady's Hand To Appear Before Media Friday

    01/19/2018 11:30:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | January 19, 2018 | By Jacob Feldman
    There are many ways to respond to the rumors that Tom Brady might not be 100% healthy. After word circulated that the 40-year-old jammed his right hand and suffered a cut during a handoff Wednesday—and even more so after he missed practice Thursday—we saw just about all of those ways play out. From afar, Dr. David Chao suggested Brady may have an open finger dislocation. Riley McAtee investigated reports that Brady's thumb looked boxy in a glove during the open period of practice by looking at blown-up photos (then again, whose thumb doesn't look weird at 12x). Doug Kyed analyzed...
  • Belichick and Saban: The Stories Behind Football’s Most Powerful Friendship

    01/19/2018 10:09:57 AM PST · by OneVike · 13 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 1/18/18 | JENNY VRENTAS
    This is a must read for both college and pro football fans. The best NFL coach of this generation has been friends for more than 30 years with the best college football coach, a fact that is remarkable but not entirely surprising. This is the story of a friendship that has made a lasting impact on the sport. They agreed to meet in West Point, N.Y., at a little hotel with a name neither can remember. For two men with deep connections to Navy, the locale was a surprising choice. All the better. This was in the late 1980s,...
  • Concussion is a red herring' for CTE: Major study shows repeated hits (even mild ones) [tr]

    01/18/2018 10:12:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Mia De Graff
    Concussions do not cause long-term neurological disease - it is repeated exposure to tackles, even mild ones, that wreck the brains of athletes such as football players and boxers, a major new study has found. The groundbreaking paper published today by the same Boston University team that diagnosed disgraced former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez with CTE last year is the first to show how sports tackles directly cause the devastating brain disease, which causes aggression, dementia and suicidal thoughts.
  • NFL's Divisional Round draws 23 million fewer viewers compared to last season [tr]

    01/18/2018 10:09:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Alex Raskin
    For all of the excitement the NFL generated with last weekend’s Divisional Round of the playoffs, the league still drew 23 million fewer viewers than it did a season ago. Even the Minnesota Vikings’ dramatic last-second victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday represented a major Nielsen ratings disappointment as 35.6 million viewers tuned into Fox compared to 48.5 million for last season’s Green Bay Packers-Dallas Cowboys matchup in the same time slot. The equally exciting Jacksonville Jaguars upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers garnered only 31.4 million viewers compared to a Steelers-Kansas City Chiefs matchup during the same time...
  • Belichick and Saban: The Stories Behind Football’s Most Powerful Friendship

    01/18/2018 7:39:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    SI ^ | January 18, 2018 | Jenny Vrentas
    They agreed to meet in West Point, N.Y., at a little hotel with a name neither can remember. For two men with deep connections to Navy, the locale was a surprising choice. All the better. This was in the late 1980s, summertime; they were both a couple years away from turning 40, and neither man’s name meant then what it does today. Nick Saban flew in from Houston, where he coached the Oilers’ defensive backs. Bill Belichick, then the Giants’ defensive coordinator, drove up from New Jersey with 16-millimeter film canisters and a projector stashed in his car.
  • Saints Punter Morstead to Donate Money Raised in Unique Fan Campaign to Children's Minnesota

    01/17/2018 4:59:11 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies ^ | 1/17/18 | Michael Oakes
    New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead said he will donate to Children's Minnesota the more than $40,000 raised by a unique fan campaign that began as a tribute to the punter's sportsmanship at the tail end of the Vikings defeat of the Saints Sunday. According to the Vikings' website, Minnesota fan Garrick Shurts posted a call on Reddit for Vikings fans to donate money to Morstead's charity, What You Give Will Grow. "It's just a bunch of happy Minnesota fans that were inspired for some reason. And I just figured the money should stay there to affect people in their...

    01/17/2018 1:39:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Nerdist ^ | JANUARY 14, 2018 | BLAIR MARNELL
    Would you believe that Bruce Lee was a Jedi? The late actor was one of the most famous martial artists in the world when he died in 1973, four years before the original Star Wars hit theaters. But this week, the unexpected mash-up of Lee and Star Wars took place when a fan re-edited a scene from Fist of Fury by giving Lee’s attacker a red lightsaber of the Sith while Lee wielded lightsaber nunchucks (or nunchaku) as he displayed his superior skills with his “elegant weapon…for a more civilized age.” This video was made and posted by Patrick Nan...
  • Rowdy Australian Open tennis fans imitate Belarusian player's high-pitched grunts and shrieks[tr]

    01/17/2018 11:04:23 AM PST · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    Daily Mail Australia ^ | 1/16/2018 | Nic White
    Australia's Ashleigh Barty pulled off a close victory in the Australian Open, but her supporters weren't the loudest thing on court. The 21-year-old was up against notorious Belarusian shrieker Aryna Sabalenka, whose loud and prolonged grunting after every shot was widely criticised. Fed up with umpires not taking her to task for the distracting noise, the Melbourne crowd openly mocked her from the stands. Tennis fans had such a go at her the umpire took the unusual step of demanding they 'please not scream' during rallies to 'show courtesy for the players'. The irony of the official's request only emboldened...
  • Bender's NFL Live Thread: Conference Championships

    01/17/2018 6:44:13 AM PST · by Impy · 61 replies
    Bender's NFL Live Thread: Conference Championships Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 (All times Eastern) AFC: #3 Jacksonville at #1 New England 3:05 pm CBS, Gillette Stadium NFC: #2 Minnesota at #1 Philadelphia 6:40 pm FOX, Lincoln Financial Field
  • If you're still boycotting the NFL, it's time to come home

    01/16/2018 12:33:23 PM PST · by C19fan · 173 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 15, 2018 | Siraj Hashmi
    If you're still boycotting NFL games over player protests of the national anthem or the NFL owners' handling of Colin Kaepernick, it's time to put your feelings on ice for a few weeks.
  • NFL Ratings Crash for the Divisional Playoff Round

    01/15/2018 5:54:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jan 2018 | DYLAN GWINN
    According to SportsBusiness Daily, the ratings for all four games fell to the lowest level in nearly a decade.
  • Archbishop Mitty High School Coach Presumed Dead After Skydiving Accident in New Zealand

    01/15/2018 1:26:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    A San Jose high school tennis coach is missing and presumed dead after a skydiving accident last week in New Zealand, police and high school officials said. Tyler Nii appears to have died last Wednesday after he plunged into Lake Wakatipu in the South Island of the country. Nii, 27, was a tennis coach at Archbishop Mitty High School, according to a Facebook post Friday by the school's department of athletics. "Tyler Nii, beloved coach of our men's and women's tennis programs passed away this week in a tragic accident," the post said. "All of us: players, coaches, friends and...
  • Trolls edit Marcus Williams’ Wikipedia page

    01/15/2018 11:57:12 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    247 Sports ^ | January 15, 2018 | James Parks
    Marcus Williams missed the important tackle in the New Orleans Saints’ season, allowing Stefon Diggs to score a miraculous touchdown and send the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC Championship Game next week. After the game, the amateur editors at Wikipedia had their say. Pro Wrestling Walrus @RasslinWalrus Oh my god, the Wiki trolls already got poor Marcus Williams of the #Saints. 🤣🤣 8:16 PM - Jan 14, 2018 “Easiest tackle in football history?” We’ll leave that to your opinion, but Williams did have the chance to send the Saints to the next round of the playoffs. The Saints’ second-round draft...
  • Out-of-pocket gamblers' fury at victorious Vikings: Last-gasp heroes Minnesota take the knee [tr]

    01/15/2018 6:06:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2018 | Ariel Zilber
    The Minnesota Vikings’ final act of sportsmanship in their shock victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday cost bettors a lot of money. The Vikings won the NFC Divisional Round game over the Saints on a last-second 61-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Stefon Diggs at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. When Diggs ran into the end zone, the clock read 0:00, meaning the game was over. But the rules of football stipulate that even if a team scores a touchdown with no time left on the clock, it still needs to kick an extra point. Diggs’ touchdown gave...
  • How Case Keenum Went from Unwanted Free Agent to Leader of the NFC Favorites

    01/14/2018 8:08:00 PM PST · by Bayou City · 24 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | JANUARY 11, 2018 | Dan Pompei
    Texas-El Paso, Missouri, Baylor and North Texas came calling, but once they took a look at him in person, all said, "No thanks." He received one scholarship offer, from Houston. There, in Kliff Kingsbury's spread offense, all he did was throw for more yards and touchdowns than any player in NCAA Division I history.The Texans cut him that fall and re-signed him to their practice squad, where he spent the whole 2012 season. It would be the first of three times he was cut. He also has been traded, for a seventh-round pick.
  • In Raiders stadium deal, Nevada unable to tax team, fans for 30 years

    01/14/2018 5:43:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2018 | Jeff Mordock
    Nevada taxpayers shelled out $750 million to build a stadium for the soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders — and the deal may prevent the state from being able to recoup that money by imposing new taxes on the NFL team. An unusual provision in the Raiders agreement with the state allows the team, currently playing its final seasons in Oakland, to break the lease and look for another home if Nevada attempts to impose new taxes over the next three decades on the team, stadium, fans or players. That includes visiting teams and fans as well. The provision applies to any...
  • Nancy Kerrigan has very little to say about ‘I, Tonya’

    01/14/2018 4:18:06 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 86 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 11, 2018 | Dan Shaughnessy
    Picked-up pieces while wondering whether “bomb cyclone” and “survive the ground” have ever been used in the same sentence . . . ■ For the record, Nancy Kerrigan has not seen “I, Tonya” and doesn’t care to discuss the cinematic softening of Tonya Harding. “I, Tonya” is a terrific film, perhaps Oscar-worthy, and Harding is on a redemption tour 24 years after her goons kneecapped Kerrigan before the Lillehammer Olympics. Tonya was a guest of honor at the recent Golden Globes and the subject of a TV special that aired on ABC Thursday night. Dollars to doughnuts she’ll be at...