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  • Former Browns QB was fired from commentator job because of slurred speech caused by concussions

    04/24/2014 9:47:27 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 24 April 2014
    Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar believes he's been unfairly sacked as a TV broadcaster. Kosar has been removed as a color commentator for Cleveland's preseason games by the team. The Browns said Wednesday night he was being replaced by Solomon Wilcots, who will work with play-by-play announcer Jim Donovan. Kosar contends he's been removed because of slurred speech he attributes to 'a direct result of the many concussions I received while playing in the NFL.' 'This is very unfortunate,' he said in a statement, 'as I believe my football acumen and ability to describe what is happening on the field,...
  • Unretired Michael Phelps makes triumphant return to the pool in US Grand Prix meet in Arizona

    04/24/2014 5:28:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 04/24/2014 | Simon Hart
    Twenty months after he hung up his Speedos and swore he would never swim competitively again, Michael Phelps returned to the pool just as he left it at the London Olympics – with a victory salute to a packed stadium. His triumph may have not have been quite as prestigious as his last race, when he helped the United States to gold in the 4x100metres medley relay at London 2012, but there was no disguising his delight after winning his 100m butterfly heat at Thursday’s US Grand Prix Series meet in Mesa, Arizona. “Literally, I feel like a 10-year-old kid,”...
  • Interactive map - A map of Baseball Nation [fans by zip code]

    04/24/2014 12:41:51 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 43 replies
    new york times ^ | 4-24-14 | n/a
    Cool, zoomable map.
  • The Cheerleaders Rise Up

    04/24/2014 11:32:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | April 23, 2014 | Amanda Hess
    In 2014, the cheerleaders revolted. This January, rookie NFL cheerleader Lacy T. kicked things off when she filed a class action lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders, alleging that the team fails to pay its Raiderettes minimum wage, withholds their pay until the end of the season, imposes illegal fines for minor infractions (like gaining 5 pounds), and forces cheerleaders to pay their own business expenses (everything from false eyelashes to monthly salon visits). Within a month, Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Alexa Brenneman had filed a similar suit against her team, claiming that the Ben-Gals are paid just $2.85 an hour for...
  • Seahawks announce Russell Wilson’s getting divorced

    04/23/2014 5:39:52 PM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 19 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | April 23, 2014, 6:01 PM EDT | Posted by Darin Gantt
    For all the coverage the NFL receives, one of the realities of the sport is that we truly don’t know the individuals participating in front of us. And many times, they prove to be as human as the rest of us. The Seahawks released a statement today saying that quarterback Russell Wilson was getting divorced. “I have made the difficult decision to file for divorce,” it read. “Clearly, decisions like these don’t come easy. Ashton and I respectfully ask for prayers, understanding and privacy during this difficult time. Moving forward, I will have no further comment on this personal matter.”...
  • Bills agree to $3 million settlement in fan’s text-message lawsuit

    04/23/2014 8:14:36 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 10 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | April 21, 2014 | Stephen T. Watson
    The Buffalo Bills have agreed to pay up to $3 million – largely in the form of debit cards redeemable only at the team store – to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the team of sending too many alerts to fans who signed up for a text-messaging service. Jerry Wojcik, a Bills fan and area native now living in Florida, contended in his October 2012 suit that the team violated the terms of its text service by sending him 13 messages over two weeks when it promised to send no more than five per week. The lawsuit was panned...
  • Nascar SCS Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Intl Raceway Sat. April 26 on FOX at 7:00 PM ET

    04/23/2014 6:13:30 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 12 replies
  • Angels slugger Albert Pujols joins 500 home run club

    04/23/2014 1:22:58 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Foxnews ^ | April 23, 2014
    Pujols became the first major leaguer to get his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, connecting twice Tuesday night and driving in five runs in the Los Angeles Angels' 7-2 victory over the Washington Nationals. He's the 26th player in big league history to reach 500.
  • Manchester United sacks David Moyes as manager after season of struggle

    04/22/2014 12:58:52 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies ^ | Apr 22, 2014 | abc
    David Moyes has been sacked as Manchester United manager, less than a year after taking charge of the 20-times English football champions. Moyes replaced United legend Sir Alex Ferguson, who retired after 26 years in charge of one of the world's most popular clubs. United failed to get going this season under Moyes and languish in seventh place, meaning it will miss out on Champions League football next season. The club confirmed the sacking on Twitter after Moyes held a face-to-face meeting at United's Carrington training ground with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
  • Here’s How One Baseball Player Looked Like After Getting Hit In the Face With a 90 MPH Fastball

    04/21/2014 5:19:34 PM PDT · by kingattax · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 20, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    After taking a 90 mph fastball to the face during a Friday game, Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. showed off his injuries online this weekend — and they’re not pretty. The minor league center fielder was struck by the ball on the right side of his face during a game in Frisco, Texas. Miraculously he managed to walk off the field after sustaining the blow. MORE PICS AT LINK
  • How is Sarah Palin's Amazing America doing? I've heard Zero.

    04/21/2014 1:24:09 PM PDT · by lee martell · 26 replies
    April, 21, 2014 | lee martell
    I don't catch a lot of TV, but I recall hearing that Sarah Palin has began a new series on the Sportsman Channel. I'm not inclined to watch much reality programming, but I wish her every success anyway. So here we are the day after Easter 4/21, and as far as feedback on her show, I have heard a resounding "NUTTIN" after the premiere show. I do recall reading some leftist's complaint that her show was so bland, there wasn't even enough to 'hate', which meant no fun for that critic of the regime. So, has anyone seen any of...
  • America's Meb Keflezighi Wins An Emotional Boston Marathon

    04/21/2014 11:07:08 AM PDT · by Theoria · 37 replies
    NPR ^ | 21 April 2014 | Bill Chappell
    In the men's field of the 118th Boston Marathon, American Meb Keflezighi ended a 31-year drought for U.S. runners, after holding off Wilson Chebet of Kenya in a race that came down to the final mile. According to race officials, Keflezighi, 38, ran a 4:56 split at mile 23, when he built a 20-second lead. That lead dwindled as the runners neared the finish line, but Keflezighi held off all challengers to win the race with an unofficial finishing time of 2:08:37. The crowd roared as the Eritrean-born runner who lives in San Diego crossed the finish line, celebrating a...
  • World (U.S.) Wrestlers Given Islamic Gifts in Saudi

    04/21/2014 10:23:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, April 21, 2014
    Saudi religious officials used the presence of scores of world wrestling superstars to present copies of the Holy Quran and other Islamic gifts to them. Newspapers said 37 wresters were given translated copies of the Quran and other presents meant to explain the meaning of Islam to them. The wresters included John Cena, Randy Orton, Wyatt family, Kofi Kingston, the three members of the Shield, and other WWE stars. The wrestlers arrived in Saudi Arabia last week for a three-day show in Riyadh and other cities in the conservative Gulf Kingdom. Sabq newspaper published pictures showing a Saudi official presenting...
  • Moyes is OUT! Glazers finally lose patience with Fergie's failed replacement and now United boss..

    04/21/2014 7:45:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2014 | Ian Ladyman
    David Moyes will be sacked by Manchester United in the coming weeks and could even go before the end of the day. United’s owners the Glazer family have finally lost patience with Moyes after a dismal season that has seen the reigning Barclays Premier League champions slump to seventh in the table. The final straw was Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Everton, their 11th in the Barclays Premier League this season, and a result that left the title holders down 13 points off the Champions League places.
  • Why "The Hurricane" Is Hot Air (Flashback: The Real Hurricane Carter)

    04/20/2014 5:36:24 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 02/11/2000 | Paul Mulshine
    ---SNIP-- After almost two decades of judge-shopping, Carter's defense team finally had the good fortune to come up before federal Judge Lee Sarokin, the most criminal-friendly judge in the nation. Sarokin ordered a new trial on the grounds that the prosecution should not have been permitted to argue that racial revenge was the motive. "For the state to contend that an accused has the motive to commit murder solely because of his membership in a racial group is an argument which should never be permitted to sway a jury or provide the basis of a conviction." Sarokin wrote. By that...
  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Dead

    04/20/2014 8:01:56 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 20, 2014
    Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer who infamously served 19 years in jail after he was wrongly convicted for a triple murder, passed away Sunday in Toronto at the age of 76. Immortalized in a Bob Dylan song and a 1999 feature film, Carter was jailed in 1966 for a fatal shooting at a bar in New Jersey. Although he and his acquaintance John Artis passed a lie detector test and professed their innocence, the all-white jury convicted them. After multiple legal efforts, in 1985 a federal judge ruled that the convictions of Carter and Artis were based "upon an appeal...
  • How Many Peeps Can A .50 Cal Go Through? [video]

    04/19/2014 11:14:04 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 43 replies
    Title pretty much says it all. Video at link.
  • Willie Nelson about to become fifth degree black belt

    04/19/2014 6:03:56 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies ^ | 4/19/14 | By Craig Hlavaty
    Willie Nelson about to become fifth degree black belt Posted on April 16, 2014 | By Craig Hlavaty Country legend and Texas icon Willie Nelson could kick your butt in a fight. No, not with his trusty guitar Trigger or throwing stars strategically hidden under his cowboy hat. Nelson is due to receive his fifth degree black belt in the art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul, a modern Korean martial arts system, on April 28 at a martial arts studio in Austin, according to his publicist, Elaine Shock. The following day, the troubadour will turn 81, which should make us...
  • UFC on Fox 11 - Werdum vs. Browne - Live Thread

    04/19/2014 4:52:45 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 54 replies
    FOX | 04/19/14 | UFC
    UFC on Fox 11 - Werdum vs. Browne - Live Thread Main Card (FOX) 5pm PT/ 8pm ET/ 7pm CT/ 1am UK Heavyweight (five rounds) Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1) vs Travis Browne (16-1-1) Women’s Bantamweight Miesha Tate (13-5) vs Liz Carmouche (9-3) Lightweight Donald Cerrone (22-6, 1 NC) vs Edson Barboza (13-1) Middleweight Brad Tavares (12-2) vs Yoel Romero (7-1)
  • Powdered alcohol is a thing, promises to make game day better

    04/18/2014 10:15:49 PM PDT · by eldoradude · 26 replies
    SB Nation ^ | April 18, 2014 | James Dator
    This is a product where absolutely nothing will go wrong, we're sure. Trying to sneak booze is an American past time. Well, not THE American past time -- but now there's a way for you to sneak alcohol easily into your favorite sporting event! Heck, you don't even need to use a syrup bottle. Meet "Palcohol"
  • Passenger wIelded a Toblerone 'like a sword' and demanded to be Flown to Sochi to Watch Olympics

    04/18/2014 2:27:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    A Finnish man attempted to 'hijack' a plane using a Toblerone chocolate bar, demanding to be taken to Sochi so he could watch the Winter Olympics. Antti Oskari Manselius, 23, from Finland, had wrapped two economy class blankets around his head, wearing a third as a cape when he waved the chocolate bar 'like a sword' as he walked towards the cockpit. Manselius also made a false bomb threat on the Cathay Pacific flight from Amsterdam to Hong Kong on February 14, and said he was robbing the plane, airplane staff said. SNIP He said he was trying to entertain...
  • ‘Something’s wrong with Messi’

    04/18/2014 2:06:55 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies ^ | April 18 2014 | Football Espana staff
    Former Barcelona captain Juan Manuel Asensi believes there is something bothering Lionel Messi, but he can’t put his finger on what. Asensi has told La Xarxa that he doesn’t believe Messi is bothered by the delay in agreeing a new contract with Barcelona and nor does he feel the Argentina forward is already concentrating on the World Cup. “I’m surprised and concerned. Something must have happened because Messi has always been committed to the most difficult games,” AS reports Asensi as saying. “Something’s happened and it must be big because Messi’s attitude hasn’t been right in recent games. He must...
  • A Star Player Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation

    04/17/2014 5:32:59 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | Walt Bogdanich
    "The police did not follow the obvious leads that would have quickly identified the suspect as well as witnesses, one of whom videotaped part of the sexual encounter. After the accuser identified Mr. Winston as her assailant, the police did not even attempt to interview him for nearly two weeks and never obtained his DNA. The detective handling the case waited two months to write his first report and then prematurely suspended his inquiry without informing the accuser. By the time the prosecutor got the case, important evidence had disappeared, including the video of the sexual act."

    04/17/2014 4:07:42 PM PDT · by Chode · 95 replies
    Chode ^ | 4/17/2014 | Chode
    Shanghai Race Date: 20 Apr 2014 Circuit Name: Shanghai International Circuit First Grand Prix: 2004 Number of Laps: 56 Circuit Length: 5.451 km Race Distance: 305.066 km Lap Record: 1:32.238 - M Schumacher (2004) Friday Partly Sunny 21C Saturday Cloudy 19C Sunday Partly Sunny 19C
  • Kobe Bolts To Europe Before Lakers’ Final Game Against Spurs

    04/16/2014 11:15:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    CBSLA/AP) ^ | April 16, 2014 7:49 PM
    Just before the Lakers wrapped their worst season while in Los Angeles , Kobe Bryant took off early to start his vacation in Europe. He also went to twitter to express his feelings towards the season before beating the Spurs in the final game of the season.
  • Article Alleges Dodgers Star Yasiel Puig Dealt With Smugglers, Drug Cartel In Escape From Cuba

    04/15/2014 6:28:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies ^ | April 15, 2014 5:08 PM
    LOS ANGELES ( — The security of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig may be in question after an article emerged with a number of surprising claims regarding his escape from Cuba to the United States. The article is authored Jesse Katz, who says he has spent months researching the past of the young phenom-ballplayer, which has included a number of trips to Cuba. While the story of Puig’s escape from Cuba was already known to have involved his interception and capture by the United States Coast Guard, his return to Cuba, and his subsequent imprisonment, Katz’ article, which is...

    04/15/2014 8:23:59 AM PDT · by airborne · 168 replies
    NHL web site ^ | 4/15/14 | various
  • Biden to attend soccer’s World Cup tournament

    04/14/2014 10:41:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2014 7:11 PM EDT
    Vice President Joe Biden is planning to be among the crowds at this summer’s World Cup soccer tournament. The White House announced Monday that Biden would travel to Brazil for the event in June. He also plans to attend a U.S. national team game. …
  • It’s not just athletes — college screws everyone

    04/14/2014 7:10:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/14/2014 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    In its recent ruling that athletes at Northwestern University have the right to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board cited the case of senior quarterback Kain Colter, who naively thought that he could pursue a pre-med degree while also playing on the school’s football team. When he attempted to enroll in a required chemistry class during his sophomore year, “Colter testified that his coaches and advisors discouraged him from taking the class because it conflicted with morning football practices. Colter consequently had to take this class in the summer session, which caused him to fall behind his classmates who were...
  • Fish Stakes

    04/14/2014 2:31:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Soshiok ^ | Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 | Linette Heng
    He has net himself a 172kg Queensland grouper - and he isn't letting it go. Not even for the $10,000 he claims to have been offered by a businessman from Tianjin, China. Mr Johnny Tan, 52, owner of seafood restaurant Grouper King, bought the rare 2.3m giant for "between $5,000 to $6,000". It was caught by local fishermen in waters off Pedra Branca on Tuesday evening. "It would have been easier for me to just sell the fish, but this is my first 'big' fish of the year," said Mr Tan. He said that fish this size are popular in...
  • Bubba Watson hits Waffle House after Masters win. Of course he does.

    04/14/2014 8:06:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/14/2014 | Jay Busbee
    Where else would Bubba Watson go after winning the Masters but the Waffle House? At about 1:30 in the morning, Watson, his wife Angie and several friends hit a Waffle House somewhere near Augusta National to celebrate. Champ dinner @WaffleHouse! #hashbrowns #covered— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) April 14, 2014 You can't tell if he's wearing the green jacket in that photo, but fear not, lords of Augusta National: Bubba did not get scattered n' smothered hash browns on the revered fabric. Here's another angle from a friend: Waffle House with the Masters Champ! #wemadeit #twogreenjackets— Judah Smith (@judahsmith) April 14,...
  • Estimated 200,000 Crowd Hartford Streets For UConn Parade

    04/14/2014 4:41:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | April 14, 2014 | Colin McDonough,Matt McDonough,Nick Greene
    HARTFORD — The city celebrated the UConn men's and women's basketball teams' national championships Sunday with a victory parade through downtown, and it was one of the biggest parties Hartford has ever seen. An estimated 200,000 people lined the streets as blue and white confetti showered them while they cheered two teams and two trophies. After the parade, players, coaches and dignitaries addressed the crowd in a rally outside the Capitol.
  • 49ers’ Aldon Smith Arrested At LAX For Belligerence, Alleged Bomb Threat

    04/13/2014 8:12:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    AP) ^ | April 13, 2014 6:19 PM
    The 24-year-old player was randomly selected for a secondary screening at Terminal 1 and became uncooperative with the process, airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz said. She said he told a TSA agent that he had a bomb before walking to the gate. When airport police officers caught up with him, Ortiz said Smith became uncooperative and was taken into custody.
  • Watson Holds Off Spieth to Win Masters

    04/13/2014 5:01:17 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 13, 2014 | Associated Press
    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Big-driving Bubba Watson captured his second Masters title in three years on Sunday, pulling away from Jordan Spieth on the back nine for a three-stroke victory at Augusta National. The 35-year-old American fired a three-under par 69 Sunday to finish 72 holes on eight-under 288 and take his second major title, the top prize of $1.62 million from a record $9 million purse and another green jacket. “I never loved green so much,” Watson said. “After giving away that jacket last year, I wanted it back.”
  • Manny Pacquiao outfoxed and outworked Timothy Bradley – is Floyd Mayweather next?

    04/13/2014 12:20:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/13/2014
    The rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley played out almost exactly like the first instalment. The only difference was the outcome. Pacquiao reclaimed the welterweight title he surrendered amid controversy to Bradley two years ago, rectifying one of the most mystifying decisions in boxing history with a clinical points victory before 15,601 rollicking fans. Two of the ringside judges had Pacquiao winning 116-112, the third scored it 118-112. The Guardian had it 116-112. So few put stock in Bradley’s split-decision win in June 2012 – a verdict that reeked of incompetence at best – that whatever redemption was wrought...
  • Frozen Four: Union beats Minnesota for NCAA hockey title

    04/13/2014 7:11:02 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 4-13-14 | ap
    PHILADELPHIA -- Union College won its first NCAA hockey title Saturday night at the Frozen Four, scoring three times in a 1:54 span in the first period in a 7-4 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night. Mike Vecchione tied the score at 2 with 4:01 left in the first, Eli Lichtenwald gave the Dutchman the lead 57 seconds later, and Daniel Ciampini capped the spree with 2:57 to go. “I don't think anyone will call us Cinderella anymore,” said Shayne Gostisbehere, who had a goal and two assists. “These guys, my brothers, they do everything. I don't care about anything...
  • "Methuselah" (Me) Returns to the Karate Dojo. Do you kick or box?

    04/13/2014 1:26:08 AM PDT · by lee martell · 48 replies
    April 13 2014 | lee martell
    I have tendonitis, arthritis and size 14 feet as wide and as flat as Oopsy The Clown. I have extra weight I could easily survive without. I have been going to the fitness gym a few times a week, just so not to become like The Tin Man, all rigid, all the time. I 24hr gym is great, but for the last few years, I have wanted to return to my original Dojo, or workout room and go back to studying Karate. I'm not much of a sporty person, but I do enjoy the creativity of a good hand to...
  • Penn State's John Urschel Wins 84th AAU Sullivan Award

    04/12/2014 1:53:57 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 8 replies ^ | 4-13-14 | n/a
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - John Urschel (Williamsville, N.Y.), the Penn State All-American guard who claimed the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy from the National Football Foundation (NFF) as college football's premier scholar-athlete, has been named the recipient of the 84th James E. Sullivan Award, presented by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) to America's top amateur athlete. Urschel was announced as the winner of the prestigious award Friday night during an awards ceremony at the AAU National Headquarters in Orlando, Fla. 
Urschel was selected from a pool of 19 semifinalists vying for the honor in 2014, and was joined by two...
  • After A Night Of Arrests, Officials Have A Warning For Hockey Fans

    04/12/2014 8:04:07 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    WCCO ^ | 4-9-14 | CBS
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –Police in riot gear arrested 10 University of Minnesota students Thursday night after hundreds took to the streets of Dinkytown following the Gophers’ stunning last-second win over North Dakota in the Final Four. Hordes of hockey fans swarmed the intersection of 4th Street and 14th Avenue around 11 p.m., and law enforcement officials responded to the scene, wearing riot gear. “I saw the SWAT team, or whoever they were, marching down the street, and I’ve never seen that before,” said McKenzie Lagodinski, who was arrested. “And just, like, all of a sudden, it was like: Wait, guys, this...
  • What to make of Johnny Manziel's 32 score on the Wonderlic?

    04/11/2014 11:28:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jeff Reynolds
    Texas A&M redshirt sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel reportedly scored a 32 on the Wonderlic intelligence test, tops among the highest-ranked prospects at the position in the 2014 NFL Draft.
  • UEFA rule Atletico's on-loan Chelsea 'keeper can play against the Blues in UCL semis

    04/11/2014 5:18:24 AM PDT · by kevkrom · 4 replies
    ProSoccerTalk ^ | 2014-04-11 | Jon Prince-Wright
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  • More Than a Game: 6-on-6 Basketball in Iowa

    04/11/2014 1:04:45 AM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies
    Iowa Public TV ^ | October 6, 2010
    In 1993, the era of girls' six-on-six basketball in Iowa came to an end. This one-hour IPTV documentary takes a look back at the game and what it meant to generations of girls who played it. One of the most acclaimed sports in Iowa history, six-on-six was especially popular in small towns. It was there that young women became queens of the court, where communities rallied behind their daughters, and where school leaders, mostly male, fought for girls' equality. Like no where else in the country, young women in Iowa have played the game of basketball for over a century....
  • Gophers edge UND in Frozen Four semis on last-second goal by Holl

    04/10/2014 8:20:36 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 4-9-14 | Jason Gonzalez
    Philadelphia – Senior defenseman Justin Holl’s shorthanded goal, in the last second of the game, gave the Gophers a 2-1 victory over North Dakota in the second semifinal of the Frozen Four on Thursday night in Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. Just when it appeared the game would go into overtime tied at 1-1, Holl’s shot on a last rush changed everything. Kyle Rau and Brady Skjei had assists on the play. Sam Warning of the Gophers ended 51 minutes of scoreless hockey with a goal in the third periodd and seconds later North Dakota responded to knot up keep the...
  • Batkid Throws First Pitch at Giants Home Opener; Draws Praise, Criticism

    04/10/2014 2:46:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    He won the hearts of San Francisco five months ago, when the city morphed into Gotham City to lift the spirits of a 5-year-old battling leukemia. And Batkid still evoked strong emotions when he took the mound at the Giants home opener at AT&T Park on Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The tiny superhero, aka Miles Scott of Siskyou County, threw the first pitch at the game, where the Giants were victorious, 7-3. An especially poignant image was when the little boy dressed all in black held hands with pitcher Matt Cain on the field. SF Morphs Into Gotham City...
  • Search Suspended for Teen Swept to Sea From Ocean Beach

    04/10/2014 2:38:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 | Christie Smith
    Coast Guard crews suspended their search Thursday afternoon for a 14-year-old boy swept to sea off San Francisco's Ocean Beach, after nearly 24 hours of looking for him in the Pacific Ocean. Crews had targeted efforts in an area that was 64 square miles between the Golden Gate Bridge and Lake Merced, with authorities scouring both shoreline and water for the teen. But they suspended their search about 1 p.m. "It's heartbreaking," San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said from the beach Thursday morning during the height of the search, noting that she had talked with the teen's mother. "I'm...
  • Flub of the Day: Fox News Anchor Congratulates UConn for Being the "NAACP" Champions [video]

    04/10/2014 1:26:54 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    Video at link.
  • Jack Nicklaus divulges divine secrets of Amen Corner

    04/10/2014 7:12:09 AM PDT · by N. Theknow · 4 replies
    The Australian ^ | April 10, 2014 12:00AM | Will Swanton
    JACK Nicklaus's response to the bombardment of questions from deferential rookies at the US Masters has been to scribble down a list of the six most important shots to be struck at Augusta National. His compilation serves two important purposes: it provides an education for greenhorns while also shutting them up.
  • Staubach: Draft Manziel over Clowney

    04/10/2014 5:40:04 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 17 replies
    Staubach: Draft Manziel over Clowney If Roger Staubach were on the clock with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, there's no doubt in his mind that he'd take quarterback Johnny Manziel over defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. --SNIP-- "I think Manziel is a Russell Wilson-type player," Staubach said Wednesday on the NFL Network. "He doesn't have the height, (but) he has a strong arm and he throws with accuracy. "... I just think there's something about this kid - the quickness. Today in the league, the quarterbacks can fly; we weren't allowed to do that. I think Manziel is...
  • Lacey Holsworth, friend of MSU's Adreian Payne, has died

    04/09/2014 6:42:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    yahoo ^ | Jay Busbee
    Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old cancer patient who lived up to her Twitter name @adorablelacey, has died, according to her family. Holsworth became friends with Michigan State's Adreian Payne and accompanied him throughout the Spartans' run to the Big Ten championship and the NCAA tournament.
  • First game of the season (Royals)

    04/09/2014 3:20:35 PM PDT · by mykroar · 16 replies
    Self | 4/9/2014 | mykroar
    Went to the first Royals game today (office thing) - great game, 7-1 (yes it was Tampa, but I'll take it). They have potential, back to 4-4 and still even with this game - (28th in runs...30th in slugging). If they can find some bats, we might be decent. All that being said, they are now wanding you to get into the games and you have to take everything out of your pockets. Anyone know if this is everywhere (MLB thing) - or KC being stupid. How long 'til the shoes come off and they're fondling your junk?