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  • The Gun Problem at Miramar College (Professor Was Told to Hush About Missing Firearms)

    05/02/2016 4:02:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    San Diego Reader ^ | May 2, 2016 | Dorian Hargrove
    Lawsuit claims professor was told to hush about missing firearmsA part-time professor at Miramar College is suing the school for retaliating against him after he complained that several guns used for police training courses were unregistered, not stored properly, and in some cases turned up missing. Adjunct professor Jim Soeten, who taught courses in the Administration of Justice Department since 2002, says problems began in October 2014 when his colleague Jordan Omens brought a loaded gun to a faculty meeting. Omens, says the lawsuit, was upset with Soeten and other department members over accusations that he had fudged his time...
  • The Democrat Derby

    05/02/2016 3:47:58 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6
    Das Kapital | 5/2/2016 | blueunicorn6
    Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it's the first Monday in May and that means it's time again for the Prance For The Pork, The Democrat Derby! Not much of a field this year. In fact, it's an old nag versus an old goat. I've seen better fields on the carousel. And those horses were less wooden than Hillary and Bernie. Here's Barney Frank to blow the bugler. The horses are at the post. It's the Washington Post. Now you know where they got the saying, "Dumb as the Post". Oh, the colors are magnificent at The Democrat Derby. There's white....and there's...
  • Leicester City....Kings of England!

    05/02/2016 1:59:43 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 24 replies
    May 2, 2016 | me
    Chelsea and Tottenham play to a 2-all tie, giving Leicester City the Title. 5000-to-1 odds at the start of the season!
  • French Jet Skier Franky Zapata Smashes World Hoverboard Flight Record

    05/02/2016 1:53:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 02, 2016
    Hoverboard Air by Zapata Racing flew a distance of 2,252 metres, Guinness World Records confirmsThe record for farthest hoverboard flight, set last year by a Canadian, has been smashed by a French Jet Ski champion. Franky Zapata, 37, flew a distance of 2,252 metres aboard the Flyboard Air, reaching as high as 50 metres above the ocean off the coast of Sausset-le-Pins in southern France on Saturday, confirmed Guinness World Records. The Flyboard Air was developed by Zapata's company Zapata Racing. Zapata said he had been dreaming of making such a flight for five years. "But nobody believed it was...
  • Curt Schilling Irate After ESPN Scrubs Him From Red Sox Doc

    05/02/2016 1:23:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 2, 2016 | Howie Kussoy
    Remember the “Bloody Sock Game,” the all-time performance at Yankee Stadium by Curt Schilling in Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS, which propelled the Red Sox to victory, and eventually, their first World Series title in 86 years? Well, those memories may have to suffice. Prior to Sunday night’s Yankees-Red Sox game on ESPN, the network replayed its “Four Days in October” documentary — looking back at Boston’s unprecedented comeback — but omitted Schilling’s performance and the entire Game 6.
  • Black Cat Crosses San Jose Sharks' Rink, Brings Team Good Luck

    05/02/2016 11:44:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/2 | Rhea Mahbubani
    The cat slipped onto the ice Friday before the Sharks won a big playoff gameThe San Jose Sharks got an unexpected visit Friday. Before the NHL team beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the SAP Center, a black cat crept out of the player bench area and scurried onto the ice. As the Sharks warmed up for the first game of their best-of-seven playoff series, fans watched the small feline making a beeline for an oversized, fiberglass shark head, only to escape under the seats at "the Shark Tank," as the arena is known. The venue’s staff was able...
  • Curt Schilling not happy ‘bloody sock’ game cut from Red Sox-Yankees ’30 for 30′

    05/02/2016 5:33:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2016 | Des Bieler
    Curt Schilling was recently fired by ESPN in large part because of his frequent social-media activity, specifically controversial memes and comments shared by the former pitcher. So when reports circulated online that ESPN had cut Schilling’s memorable “bloody sock” performance in the 2004 ALCS from its Sunday airing of a “30 for 30″ documentary about that Red Sox-Yankees showdown, it was no surprise to see him weigh in quickly, and strongly.
  • New Ferrari 488 Earns First WeatherTech Championship Pole (New Battle Between Ford And Ferrari)

    05/01/2016 9:54:17 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 42 replies
    IMSA ^ | 30 Apr, 2016 | International Motor Sports Assoc.
    Fifty years ago, Ferrari and Ford engaged in an epic battle for sports car racing supremacy. In IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying on Saturday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, a new chapter in the storied battle began. The No. 68 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GTE in the hands of Daniel Serra knocked the No. 67 Ford GT driven by Ryan Briscoe off the class pole position on his final lap to secure the top starting spot in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class for Sunday’s two-hour Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix.
  • Texas schools spare no expense for huge football stadiums

    04/30/2016 5:17:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    AP ^ | April 29, 2016 | David Warren
    A suburban Dallas school district grabbed national attention in 2012 when it opened an eye-popping $60 million high school football stadium. Not to be outdone, school officials near Houston next year plan to unveil a $62 million stadium-development plan. And a district north of Dallas is considering spending more than $50 million on its own football arena.
  • 2016 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD

    04/29/2016 2:49:10 PM PDT · by Chode · 33 replies
    4/29/2016 | Chode
    Sochi Autodrom First Grand Prix 2014 Number of Laps 53 Circuit Length 5.848KM Race Distance 309.745KM Lap Record 1:40.071 by Sebastian Vettel (2015)
  • Mom Did CrossFit Until the Day Before She Delivered Her Baby

    04/29/2016 2:30:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 29, 2016
    Pregnancy can make you sick, slow you down or even leave you bedridden. But some women aren't letting a baby on the way get in the way of their daily CrossFit routine - lifting for two all the way up until the day they deliver. It's 9 a.m, and the day is just beginning for the crew at Vitruvius CrossFit in Provo, Utah. Six days a week, never missing a beat. Barbells, deadlifts, and squats. It's a high intensity workout, not for the weak. Chrisi Hammer has caught the CrossFit craze, and not much can stop her from missing a...
  • Chula Vista’s Joe Kovacs: The World’s Most Explosive Athlete?

    04/29/2016 1:58:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Apr 28, 2016
    There’s no way to know for sure, but Joe Kovacs could be the world’s most explosive athlete. It’s a vague title with subjective criteria, and certainly not one he’d ever give himself, but all things considered, the Chula Vista shot putter has my vote. Kovacs stands 6 feet tall, far from short by the world’s standards. But in a field dominated by large competitors, he often finds himself looking up at the competition. This almost always changes, however, when the scores, standings and rankings come out. Kovacs, the reigning world champion in shot put, can consistantly throw the 16-pound metal...
  • He Said He Was 17, but High School Basketball Player May Be Closer to 30

    04/29/2016 11:22:52 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 30, 2016 | Christopher Mele
    A South Sudan immigrant and standout basketball player at a Catholic high school in Canada has been arrested after it was revealed that his true age is not 17, but closer to 29, the authorities said.
  • Ole Miss Lineman Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Night Continues To Spiral Out Of Control

    04/29/2016 7:27:57 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 34 replies
    Most of the storylines on NFL Draft night are typically about players realizing their lifelong dreams of playing professional football. But even though he was selected 13th overall by the Miami Dolphins, offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil found himself at the center of headlines for all the wrong reasons. The Ole Miss lineman first sparked buzz when a video of him smoking an unknown substance out of a gas mask was posted to his official Twitter account just prior to the draft’s start. After teams were made aware of the video, Tunsil didn’t deny that it was him featured in the...
  • Overseas Website Streaming ESPN (looking for one)

    04/28/2016 3:31:44 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 13 replies
    Self ^ | 4-28-2016 | TheRobb7
    Does anyone know of an overseas Website that simulcasts ESPN? I used to know of one, but I lost the link. Thank you in advance.
  • [NCAA] Board of Governors approves anti-discrimination process for championships bids [ed]

    04/28/2016 11:02:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    NCAA ^ | April 27, 2016 | Brian Hendrickson
    The NCAA Board of Governors on Wednesday took steps to protect participants and spectators from discrimination at NCAA events. At its quarterly meeting in Indianapolis, the board adopted a new requirement for sites hosting or bidding on NCAA events in all divisions — from the Men’s and Women’s Final Fours to educational events such as leadership development conferences — to demonstrate how they will provide an environment that is safe, healthy, and free of discrimination, plus safeguards the dignity of everyone involved in the event.
  • Raiders Owner Mark Davis Says He Would Spend $500M in Vegas

    04/28/2016 10:51:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis says he wants to move the team to Las Vegas and is willing to spend a half billion dollars as part of a deal for a new stadium in the city. Davis upped the ante in a bid to move the team to this gambling city, appearing Thursday alongside soccer great David Beckham and billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson before a committee studying the idea of a $1.4 billion stadium.
  • NCAA creates anti-discrimination process for championship bids

    04/27/2016 7:52:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 27, 2016 | Jon Solomon
    The NCAA has created an anti-discrimination process for championship bids, including cities that want to host the Final Four, the association announced Wednesday. The NCAA Board of Governors adopted a new requirement for sites bidding on championship events to demonstrate “how they will provide an environment that is safe, healthy and free of discrimination, plus safeguards the dignity of everyone involved in the event,” according to an NCAA news release. The requirement comes as legislatures in many states have passed religious freedom laws that allow residents to refuse to provide certain services based on people's sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • ‘Teen’ basketball player says he didn’t know he was 29

    04/27/2016 2:47:18 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    A 29-year-old South Sudanese man told officials he wasn't lying when he allegedly posed as a teenager to attend high school in Canada — he just didn't know his real age. Wearing a loose orange jumpsuit, Jonathan Elia Nicola, who has been held by immigration since April 15, attended a brief detention hearing in Windsor on Tuesday and was ordered to remain in custody because he was considered a flight risk. He did not provide further testimony at the hearing, but at an earlier detention review, the 6-foot-9 Nicola, who was enrolled in Grade 11 and played basketball on his...
  • Men Read Brutally Mean Tweets to Female Sportswriters in New PSA

    04/26/2016 2:29:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 26, 2016
    Two female sports journalists sat down to hear some shockingly mean tweets that were directed at them. The powerful PSA video, featuring sports journalists Julie DiCaro and Sarah Spain, was produced by the website Just Not Sports, whose goal was to show that some social media messages are actually harassment.
  • Jury finds 96 soccer fans were 'unlawfully killed' in 1989 Hillsborough Stadium disaster

    04/26/2016 7:56:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    AP ^ | April 26, 2016 | Staff
    The 96 Liverpool soccer fans who died in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster were "unlawfully killed" because of errors by the police, a jury concluded Tuesday. Relatives of the victims of the 1989 disaster, some wearing Liverpool scarves, were in tears outside a specially-built courtroom after new inquests into Britain's worst sporting disaster.
  • Sam Bradford demands trade after Eagles' move for No. 2 pick

    04/25/2016 11:31:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 25, 2016 | Staff
    The Philadelphia Eagles have been informed that quarterback Sam Bradford wants to be traded and will not be showing up for their offseason program any longer, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
  • Tom Brady's four-game suspension reinstated by appeals court

    04/25/2016 9:00:29 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 51 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 4/25 | Eric Edholm
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension is — for now — back on, per Reuters. The Second Circuit court has ruled in favor of the NFL, ordering the district court and The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturned last year’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman to to enforce that Brady miss the first quarter of the 2016 season. NFL commissioner still holds the right to rescind the four-game punishment and declined to say last week if he'd enforce Brady’s suspension this season if the appeal was won, as it was. A fine...
  • The Secret History of Tiger Woods

    04/25/2016 6:38:06 AM PDT · by Baynative · 55 replies
    ESPN.go ^ | April 2016 | Wright Thompson
    Docking in a luxury marina is about the only place to catch a random glimpse of Tiger, who moves through the world in a cocoon of his own creation. When he bought his plane, he blocked the tail number from tracking websites: It ends in QS, the standard code for NetJets. Many athletes, by contrast, have some sort of vanity registration, and some even have custom paint jobs; Michael Jordan's plane is detailed in North Carolina blue, and his tail number is N236MJ -- the "6" is for his titles. Jack Nicklaus flies around in N1JN nicknamed Air Bear. Sitting...
  • Drone racing competitions to air for first time on ESPN3

    04/24/2016 5:50:15 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 13, 2016 | Samantha Masunaga
    The fledgling sport of drone racing is about to fly onto more screens. The International Drone Racing Assn. has signed a multiyear international distribution deal with sports media giant ESPN, marking the first time the sport will be on major network television. In drone racing, competitors maneuver small flying drones around a course and wear goggles that show the drone's perspective of the track. At home, viewers will see a version of that perspective. The 2016 National Drone Racing Championships, held in New York City in August, and the 2016 World Drone Racing Championships, set for Kualoa Ranch, Hawaii, in...
  • UFC 197 Thread

    04/23/2016 3:33:59 PM PDT · by EEGator · 82 replies
    http://www.ufc.com/
  • Silver: Charlotte will lose NBA All-Star Game if LGBT law goes unchanged

    04/22/2016 6:26:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | April 21, 2016 | Lindsey Foltin
    The 2017 NBA All-Star Game is slated to take place in Charlotte, N.C., but commissioner Adam Silver said that will change if the state's new anti-LGBT laws are not altered. In recent weeks, Silver had been rather vague in addressing the controversy, but on Thursday he indicated that the league is taking a firm stance on the matter during an interview with ESPN's "Mike & Mike".
  • Arrieta throws 2nd career no-hitter as Cubs beat Reds 16-0

    04/21/2016 7:37:21 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 04/21/2016 | JOE KAY (AP Sports Writer)
    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs pitched his second no-hitter in a span of 11 regular-season starts, shutting down the Cincinnati Reds in a 16-0 rout Thursday night.
  • Baseball Legend Curt Shilling Fired By ESPN for Comments on Transgender Bill

    04/21/2016 1:20:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    wcbm.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | wcbm.com
    BOSTON — Former Red Sox pitcher and ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling has been fired from his position as an analyst for ESPN following comments he made on social media earlier this week regarding the bills going through several states to require people to use the bathroom of their assigned gender. The bill impacts the transgender community, because many of those individuals prefer to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify.
  • 6'9" High School Basketball Player Is Believed to Actually Be 30 Years Old

    04/21/2016 11:28:27 AM PDT · by fella · 34 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 21 April 2016 | Kyle Newport
    At 6'9" and 202 pounds, Jonathan Nicola has the build to make him a dominant force in high school basketball. However, he is now facing allegations that he is in fact a 30-year-old, which would certainly put his dominance into perspective. According to Trevor Wilhelm of the Windsor Star, Nicola has allegedly been posing as a 17-year-old 11th-grader at Catholic Central High School (Windsor, Ontario) for the past six months. And basketball is the least of his concerns right now. Nicola—who had been living with the Comets' coach through the Canada Homestay program—was recently arrested for violating the Immigration Refugee...
  • Former WWE superstar Chyna dies at 45

    04/21/2016 6:13:58 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4-21-2016 | FoxNews
    Former WWE superstar Joanie Laurer, also known as Chyna, has died at the age of 45, her manager said in a statement on Twitter early Thursday. The immediate cause of death was unknown. Laurer’s manager told Pro Wrestling Sheet that she was found dead in her Redondo Beach, Calif. home Wednesday and that she had been taking medication for anxiety and sleep deprivation. It’s unclear if her medications played a part in her death, but TMZ reported that authorities are investigating her death as a possible overdose. “She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and...
  • Olympic flame lit for troubled Rio Games

    04/21/2016 9:05:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    AFP ^ | April 21, 2016 | John Hadoulis with Eleni Colliopoulou
    The Olympic flame was lit Thursday in an ancient temple in one country in crisis and solemnly sent off carrying international hopes that Brazil's political paralysis will not taint the Rio Games that start in barely 100 days. As the flame was kindled in the 2,600-year-old Temple of Hera at Ancient Olympia, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach and Rio organisers sought to rally support.
  • ESPN fires analyst and former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling

    04/20/2016 8:14:34 PM PDT · by Robwin · 58 replies
    MSN Sports ^ | 04/20/2016 | Associated Press
    BRISTOL, Conn. — ESPN announced that it has fired network analyst and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling following his comments on Facebook about transgender people. In a statement released Wednesday, ESPN said "Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated." This week, Schilling reposted an image of an overweight man wearing a long blond wig and revealing women's clothing. It included the phrase: "Let him in! To the restroom with your daughter or else you're a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to die!!!" Schilling added...
  • RISE ABOVE: The unbelievable story of H.S. wrestler Zion Shaver

    04/20/2016 7:37:52 PM PDT · by Third Person · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 20th, 2016 | Michael McElroy
    When Zion Shaver's high school wrestling career ended last month, he hugged his coach as the crowd rose to its feet. It's a moment that could very well be the final scene in a movie someday -- that's how miraculous Shaver's life has been to this point. Shaver was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1997 -- without legs. He had caudal regression syndrome, a condition that affects the development of the lower half of the body. He was given up for adoption as a baby, moving from foster home to foster home, from school to school, and he doesn't like...
  • Florida Man Catches 400-Pound Fish…With a WRENCH

    04/20/2016 12:32:24 PM PDT · by bkopto · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/20/2016 | Jerome Hudson
    St. Petersburg, Florida, resident Ryan Hein says he “couldn’t believe” that he was able to pull in a 400-pound Goliath grouper with nothing more than a homemade jig, two hooks, and a number-11 wrench. “A lot of mechanics know that you don’t really use an 11 for anything,” Hein said. “At least I never have.”
  • Browns trading No. 2 pick to Eagles for five picks

    04/20/2016 11:08:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 20, 2016 | Staff
    The Cleveland Browns are trading the No. 2 pick in this year's NFL draft to the Philadelphia Eagles for five selections over the next two years. The Browns get the 2016 first-round pick (No. 8 overall), the Eagles' third-round and fourth-round picks in 2016. They also get the Eagles' 2017 first-round pick and the Eagles' 2018 second-rounder.
  • Syracuse basketball legend Dwayne 'Pearl' Washington dies of cancer aged 52

    04/20/2016 10:39:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2016 | Myriah Towner
    Dwayne 'Pearl' Washington, who went from New York City playground wonder to Big East star for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse University, has died age 52. Washington died on Wednesday of cancer, the university said.
  • Milt Pappas, Cagey All-Star Traded for Hall of Famer, Dies at 76

    04/20/2016 9:35:06 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 19, 2016 | Bruce Weber
    Milt Pappas, a cagey right-hander who won more than 200 big league games but whose most memorable, if unlucky, legacy is that he was traded for the future Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson in what has been considered one of the most lopsided exchanges in baseball history, died on Tuesday at his home in Beecher, Ill. He was 76.
  • Conor McGregor Announces Retirement from Mixed-Martial Arts

    04/20/2016 6:41:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 20, 2016 | Daniel J. Flynn
    UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor announced his retirement from mixed-martial arts on Twitter Tuesday. The announcement follows McGregor witnessing last week a Brazilian mixed-martial artist take a beating in the cage that led to his death. The 27-year-old posting the retirement tweet while in Iceland training struck some as a strange setting to call it quits, leading to speculation of a publicity stunt or a call of a UFC bluff on money.
  • Bring Tebow back to Denver!

    04/19/2016 11:08:46 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 80 replies
    Change.org ^ | Will Garner
    The Denver Broncos have lost their two main quarterbacks from their epic 2016 Super Bowl Championship winning season. We need a proven winner to continue to move this team in the right direction. Coach Gary Kubiak's offense would thrive with Tebow under center. He and the legendary John Elway can make this happen. We dont need a subpar throwaway from some other team, we need an original Bronco who has the fire, desire, and love of the game to play as a Bronco again! As a bonus the Bronco fans would be ecstatic! He just wins, we all know this!...
  • Johnny Manziel fired by new agent Drew Rosenhaus days after disgraced quarterback was spotted [tr]

    04/19/2016 10:46:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    Johnny Manziel has been fired by his new agent Drew Rosenhaus. It was revealed last Wednesday that Rosenhaus had told Manziel he would not continue their relationship unless the disgraced quarterback agreed to enter a facility to receive treatment for his alleged substance abuse issues. Manziel responded by spending the weekend partying in Coachella. This is now the second agent to fire Manziel is as many months. ESPN was the first to report the news.
  • TX: Dallas Wal-Mart Has .22 LR in Stock Below 7 Cents per Round (Is it gone yet? LOL!)

    04/18/2016 8:40:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 4/17/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wall-Mart .22 rimfire has been uncommon for three years now. When President Obama pushed for more infringements on the Second Amendment, starting in 2013, the demand for .22 rimfire skyrocketed. Instead of raising prices on the ammunition sufficiently to bring demand down to reasonable levels, manufacturers tried to keep prices stable to earn customer good will. It failed as a strategy. With the demand so high, less public entrepreneurs purchased all the .22 they could obtain, then offered it over the Internet, at gun shows, and other venues, at three to four times the price purchased. The producers stayed with...
  • WATCH: Ian Kinsler Fakes Out the Astros With a Sneaky Drop-Ball Trick

    04/17/2016 8:20:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 17, 2016 | R.J. Anderson
    Here's something you don't see every day: a defender being lauded for letting a ball drop in. Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler proved to be the exception during Sunday's game against the Astros. After Anibal Sanchez walked Colby Rasmus to begin the inning, Kinsler elected to let Tyler White's pop-up fall in. Why? So Kinsler could go to second base and retire Rasmus. For those wondering why the infield fly rule wasn't applied, here's the answer: there was only a baserunner on first. The only way it would've been called an infield fly was if there were runners on first...
  • Lightning's Brian Boyle calls Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader a chicken

    04/17/2016 7:57:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | Sun Apr. 17, 2016 | DAN MARRAZZA
    SNIP After a brief skirmish with Detroit’s Justin Abdelkader, Boyle started flapping his arms like a chicken when his Red Wing adversary seemed unwilling to engage in an old fashioned exchange of fisticuffs. In Abdelkader’s defense, the Red Wing was playing with an injured hand, which appear to be covered with tape. NHL rules prohibit players with tape-covered hands from engaging in fights. Had Abdelkader dropped the gloves with Boyle, he would’ve been subject to a one-game suspension. SNIP
  • UFC on Fox 19: Teixeira vs. Evans Live Thread

    04/16/2016 4:30:54 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 93 replies
    UFC | 04/16/2016
    Main Card Fox (8pm ET/ 7pm CT 205lbs- Rashad Evans (19-4-1) vs. Glover Teixeira (24-4) 115lbs- Tecia Torres (7-0) vs. Rose Namajunas (4-2) 160lbs- Khabib Nurmagomedov (22-0) vs. Darrell Horcher (12-1) 145lbs- Cub Swanson (21-7) vs. Hacran Dias (23-3-1)
  • Bartolo Colon Is Just the Coolest Man in the World

    04/16/2016 10:25:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 16, 2016 | Mike Vaccaro
    Here’s what I wish for you, dear reader: that in your hour of worry, in your hour of tension, you are afforded the Zen of Bartolo. Actually, I wish that for me, too. Cop just pulled you over, and you know damn well you were blocking the box? Flash a smile that lights up the front seat of your car. Your girlfriend just saw a mysterious number flash on your cellphone? Shrug your shoulders; no big deal, probably just a telemarketer. Boss wants to see you first thing Monday morning?
  • Man City face Real Madrid, Atletico play Bayern in Champions League

    04/15/2016 2:56:20 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 11 replies
    ESPN FC ^ | April 15. 2016 | ESPN Staff
    Manchester City have been drawn against Real Madrid in the semifinals of the Champions League, while Atletico Madrid will take on Bayern Munich. City, in the final four for the first time in their history, will meet Zinedine Zidane's side at the Etihad on Tuesday, April 26 before making the trip to the Bernabeu on Wednesday, May 4.
  • Tyson vs. Spinks June 27, 1987 (Donald Trump hosts fight)

    04/14/2016 5:06:22 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/14/2016 | Classic Sports
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  • 2016 FORMULA 1 PIRELLI CHINESE GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD

    04/14/2016 4:59:22 PM PDT · by Chode · 10 replies
    4/14/2016 | Chode
    Shanghai International Circuit First Grand Prix 2004 Number of Laps 56 Circuit Length 5.451KM Race Distance 305.066KM Lap Record 1:32.238 by Michael Schumacher (2004)
  • San Francisco Sheriff's Deputy Accidentally Discharges 'Baby Glock' Inside Hall of Justice

    04/14/2016 2:20:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 13, 2016
    A San Francisco sheriff’s deputy accidentally discharged a non-duty weapon, a "baby Glock," inside the Hall of Justice on Wednesday morning, apparently while trying to demonstrate the proper use of the weapon to a colleague. The round narrowly missed the fellow deputy, but no one was injured. San Francisco Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Eileen Hirst said the discharge occurred before court started and was under investigation. She was not able to provide details, pending the outcome of the probe. “An accidental discharge of a firearm is a very serious matter,” she said. “We are all very grateful that no one was...