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  • Fan dies after falling from upper deck at Braves-Yankees game

    08/29/2015 9:06:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat August 29, 2015 | Steve Almasy and Mayra Cuevas,
    <p>The man tumbled out of the stands during the seventh inning of the game as the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez was walking to home plate.</p> <p>"The Atlanta Braves offer their deepest condolences to the family," the team said in a statement. "At this time, all inquiries will be directed to the Atlanta Police Department, as this is an ongoing investigation."</p>
  • Sources: John Daly taken to hospital for evaluation

    08/29/2015 6:59:49 PM PDT · by aposiopetic · 14 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 8/29/15 | Pat Forde
    After collapsing on the 18th tee box, golfer John Daly was taken by ambulance from a golf course in Canton, Miss., to a hospital in Jackson for tests Saturday, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports.
  • Bra Stops Bullet in Hunting Mishap Miracle

    08/29/2015 10:53:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    A woman in Mecklenberg-Western Pomerania survived being accidentally shot in a hunting accident, Gadebusch-Rehnaer Zeitung reported on Friday – because her bra somehow stopped the bullet. The 41-year-old tourist from North Rhine-Westphalia was on a bike ride with her husband when the incident happened. The pair were crossing a field near the town of Gadebusch when they unknowingly entered the path of a boar hunt. Suddenly, the woman felt a pain in her chest. Looking down, she saw that she had been hit by a rebounded shot – but the underwire of her bra had deflected the blow. The woman...
  • U.S. Little League championship stage is set for Red Land vs. Pearland, Texas

    08/29/2015 8:31:44 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 23 replies
    pennlive ^ | 8-29-15 | Geoff Morrow
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT -- If "the moment" hasn't yet negatively impacted Red Land Little League's collection of 12- and 13-year-old boys, then no reason to expect it will today. Expert climbers don't get 95 percent of the way up Kilimanjaro and suddenly get cold feet and a fear of heights. Neither, then, should we expect Red Land to tighten up in the U.S. championship of the 2015 Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport. Tom Peifer's special collection of ballplayers meets Texas powerhouse Pearland West in the 3:30 p.m. title game, a berth in Sunday's 3 p.m. overall...
  • American Pharoah makes 2nd start after taking Triple Crown in today's Travers at Saratoga

    08/29/2015 7:31:46 AM PDT · by ETL · 31 replies
    DownTheStretchs.com ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Self
    The now $1.6 million, GI Travers Stakes, for 3yos, at 1 1/4 mile (Dirt) Race #11, Post Time 5:46 pm local, this Saturday at Saratoga and will be broadcast on NBC as part of a two-hour live broadcast beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday! American Pharoah – will be a prohibitive 1/5 M/L Favorite for Saturday’s GI Travers Stakes at Saratoga!American Pharoah, drew the #2 hole and was made the prohibitive 1/5 M/L favorite.Frosted, at 6/1 drew the mid-pack #6 gate with Texas Red, at 8/1 breaking from the #4 post in this 10 horse field of 3yos.
  • University of Alabama Athletes Now Using Cryotherapy

    08/28/2015 4:55:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Josh Gauntt explains how cryotherapy works.
  • Texas A&M's redone Kyle Field is now largest in SEC, full of new amenities

    08/28/2015 10:11:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    SI ^ | August 28, 2015 | Tim Newcomb
    Some Texas A&M officials felt 92,000 was enough. Not for Chancellor John Sharp. This Aggie knew that he needed to unify Kyle Field by making it symmetrical. And doing that bumped capacity to 102,512, the largest football stadium in the SEC and fourth largest in the nation. “When this thing started it was the most nervous time in my life,” Sharp tells SI.com. “Folks didn’t think we could fill up a 102,000-seat stadium. We sold all 102,000 tickets in 18 minutes.” And those 102,000 folks will filter into the completely overhauled Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, for the first...
  • Walpole to block Confederate flag over high school field

    08/28/2015 4:29:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 28, 2015 | Johanna Seltz
    WALPOLE — The School Committee took steps Thursday night to distance itself from a Confederate flag overlooking the high school athletic field, voting to permanently block the rebel emblem flying on private property with a public banner emblazoned with a big W and with a second banner printed with a disavowal of the divisive symbol. “Walpole is not a racist town and does not want to be perceived that way,” School Committee chairwoman Nancy Gallivan said before the unanimous vote.
  • Former dunk king Dawkins dies at 58

    08/27/2015 2:30:28 PM PDT · by Raymann · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/27/15 | Yahoo News
    “It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved husband and father, Darryl Dawkins, who succumbed today to a heart attack," his family said in a statement issued through the NBA. "Darryl touched the hearts and spirits of so many with his big smile and personality, ferocious dunks, but more than anything, his huge, loving heart."
  • Fifty years after Giants' Juan Marichal hit Dodgers' John Roseboro with a bat, all is forgiven

    08/25/2015 8:58:34 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 41 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 22, 2015 | Bill Plaschke
    It was a brawl that forever defined one of sports' fiercest rivalries, with an ugliness that offered a new and frightening definition of sports violence. Yet, 50 years later, the most enduring memory of baseball's most famous fight is that it did not define the men. Monday marks the 13th anniversary of a far more powerful moment, one occurring at Roseboro's funeral, when, in a hall filled with old Dodgers, an old Giant suddenly walked to the lectern. It was Marichal, who wanted to say goodbye, and thank you.
  • IndyCar driver Justin Wilson will save 6 lives by donating organs

    08/25/2015 1:38:29 PM PDT · by Never on my watch · 10 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | 8/25/2015 | ESPN
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- The late IndyCar driver Justin Wilson saved six lives Tuesday by donating his organs, his brother said on Twitter. The 37-year-old Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him during a race the previous day at Pocono Raceway. A British driver who lived in Colorado, Wilson was hit in the head by piece of debris from another car. Wilson's car veered into an interior wall at the track, and he was swiftly taken by helicopter to a hospital in Allentown in critical condition.
  • Atheists Warn Football Coaches and Chaplains Not to ‘Instill Christianity in Vulnerable Young Men’

    08/24/2015 10:22:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 24, 2015 | 11:35 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    An atheist group is demanding that publicly funded universities take immediate steps to bar Christian coaches and chaplains from “converting football fields into mission fields.” “The words of coaches and chaplains make clear that their purpose is to instill Christianity in vulnerable young men,” the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) says in a new report, titled “Pray to Play.” “Public universities and their employees cannot endorse, promote, or favor religion,” the report states. “Yet, many football coaches at public universities bring in chaplains—often from their own church or even members of their own family—to prey on and pray with students,...
  • Justin Wilson in coma, critical condition after IndyCar crash at Pocono

    08/23/2015 6:19:41 PM PDT · by Never on my watch · 57 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 8/23/2015
    Justin Wilson was airlifted to a nearby hospital for a head injury after a crash in the closing laps of Sunday's IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway. He suffered a severe head injury and is in a coma and critical condition. The crash occurred with 21 laps to go when race leader Sage Karam spun in turn 1 and debris from his car hit Justin Wilson. Wilson then, seemingly unconscious, veered off and had a head-on collision with the inside wall, which was protected by a SAFER barrier.
  • Scarce Salmon Caught in Bodega Bay Swells

    08/23/2015 5:52:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Napa Valley Register ^ | August 20, 2015 | Bill Ryan
    Local Angler scores … a 27.5 pound Chinook salmon and a 7-pound striper on the Miss Anita off of Bodega Bay. George Lewis, a reader from Napa, sent me this nice photo of two of his fish. George said that skipper Aaron Orsini did an outstanding job of guiding the boat in heavy swells. This gave George the best chance to bring the fish to the net. He was the second local angler in just a week to tell me that the Miss Anita is a well-run boat. It is a 6-pack – fishing just six anglers – so it’s...
  • Davis Love III, 51, wins Wyndham Championship for 3rd time

    08/23/2015 3:37:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    WRAL Sports Fan ^ | August 23, 2015
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — 5:58 pm -- Charlotte native and former University of North Carolina golfer Davis Love III won the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro Sunday by one stroke over Jason Gore. Love finished at 17-under, edging Gore by a stroke and earning a berth in the FedEx Cup playoffs. The win was Love’s 21st on the PGA Tour and third at the Wyndham Championship (1992, 2006). At 51 years and four months, Love becomes the third oldest player to ever win a tournament on the PGA Tour after Sam Snead (1965 Greater Greensboro Open; 52 years,...
  • What Would the End of Football Look Like?

    08/23/2015 12:39:56 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 81 replies
    Grantland ^ | FEBRUARY 13, 2012 | KEVIN GRIER AND TYLER COWEN
    he NFL is done for the year, but it is not pure fantasy to suggest that it may be done for good in the not-too-distant future. How might such a doomsday scenario play out and what would be the economic and social consequences? By now we’re all familiar with the growing phenomenon of head injuries and cognitive problems among football players, even at the high school level. In 2009, Malcolm Gladwell asked whether football might someday come to an end, a concern seconded recently by Jonah Lehrer. Before you say that football is far too big to ever disappear, consider...
  • Little League World Series Live Thread [Sunday]

    08/23/2015 11:57:56 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    espn ^ | 8-22-15 | n/a
    Today's schedule: Game 13: Uganda vs. Venezuela, 11 a.m. (ESPN) Announcers: Dave Flemming, David Belisle, Marysol Castro Game 14: Texas vs. California, 3 p.m. (ABC) Announcers: Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire Game 15: Mexico vs. Japan, 5 p.m. (ESPN) Announcers: Flemming, Aaron Boone, Belisle, Castro Game 16: South Carolina vs. Pennsylvania, 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Announcers: Ravech, Garciaparra, Peterson, Sire
  • Battle Of The Billionaires @ Wrestlemania( Trump & McMahon )

    08/22/2015 4:38:04 PM PDT · by sushiman · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/19/11 | WWE
    Trump takes down Vince McMahon and then shaves his head !
  • Former Boxing Champion Roy Jones Jr. Asks Vladimir Putin for Russian Citizenship

    08/22/2015 11:43:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 20, 2015 | Jared M. Feldschreiber
    American boxer Roy Jones asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to give him Russian citizenship during a meeting in Sevastopol, Wednesday. Snapshot photo by RuptlyTV SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Former heavyweight world boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. met with President Vladimir Putin Wednesday for a brief meeting in Sevastopol, Crimea, and asked the Kremlin leader for Russian citizenship. The 46-year-old boxer and rapper arrived to be a special guest in the boxing show The Battle of Mount Gasfort that will take place this weekend, Russia Today reported. Jones underscored it would be easier to do business in Russia if...
  • Red Land [PA] rolls to 18-0 win at Little League World Series

    08/22/2015 5:18:24 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 25 replies
    witf ^ | 8-21-15 | n/a
    (South Williamsport) -- Red Land's Little League team put on an offensive show during its debut at the Little League World Series in Willamsport. Cole Wagner had two homers, a double and a single and drove in six runs in four at-bats and as the Lewisberry, York County, squad routed Webb City, Missouri, 18-0 in four innings tonight in the Little League World Series. Wagner hit a grand slam and a two-run home run during an eight-run third inning and Red Land scored 18 runs in the two middle innings. The team finished with 16 hits and gave its fans...
  • Ex-49ers LB Chris Borland doesn't think football can be saved

    08/21/2015 12:49:40 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies
    SB Nation ^ | August 21, 2015 | Louis Bein
    Chris Borland's decision to retire from football after just one very promising season in the NFL was a sobering moment for a lot of people partaking in the sport in some capacity -- fans, players, coaches, etc. Borland made the decision after extensive research that went beyond a few inspired Google searches. He directly reached out to researchers, asked his own questions, and made a decision, for himself alone, that he would be better off quitting the sport and saving his brain from the accumulated damage of thousands of impacts.
  • L.A. relocation could set up clash of titans among NFL owners

    08/21/2015 10:23:21 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 11, 2015 | Sam Farmer
    The NFL's meandering road back to the nation's second-largest market wound through Chicago on Tuesday, with team owners hearing the competing Los Angeles stadium pitches for the first time. A league that goes to great lengths to avoid pitting owner against owner — revenue sharing, salary cap, and cross-ownership rules that preclude owners from fighting over the sports dollar in the same cities — is now bracing for a clash of the titans. "I guess you could use the metaphor of musical chairs, and there's a bit of that going on," said Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants...
  • RG3 gets roughed up again, suffers possible concussion

    08/20/2015 6:59:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    Profootballtalk ^ | August 20, 2015 | Zac Jackson
    The Redskins have plenty of work to do. The offensive line, specifically pass protection, would be a good place to start. Robert Griffin III and the Redskins starters managed 10 total yards on their first three series of Thursday night’s preseason game vs. the Lions. On the fourth series, Griffin got sacked on consecutive plays. On the second sack, his fumble was recovered by Gabe Wright of the Lions at the Redskins’ 11-yard line. To make matters worse, the Redskins announced Griffin was then evaluated for a right-side stinger and possible concussion. He was cleared to return to the game...
  • 2015 FORMULA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD

    08/20/2015 3:58:55 PM PDT · by Chode · 33 replies
    8/20/5015 | chode
    Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps First Grand Prix 1950 Number of Laps 44 Circuit Length 7.004KM Race Distance 308.052KM Lap Record 1:47.263 by Sebastian Vettel (2009)
  • You Can Now Buy Shotgun Shells Designed Specifically For Shooting Down Drones

    08/19/2015 1:13:56 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 64 replies
    Popular Photography ^ | Aug 19, 2015 | Popular Photography
    I’ll say this right here at the beginning: Shooting a drone out of the sky is probably a bad idea. But, if you’re dead set on taking down one of those unmanned flying camera copters, Snake River Shooting Products makes a shotgun shell made for that specific purpose. The packaging says, “Prepare for the drone apocalypse!” which is either a joke or a really alarmist thing to make people feel paranoid. The shells are full of #2 steel shot, which is rather big, meaning that hitting a drone from a reasonable range with one of these would likely reduce it...
  • Judge: ‘I Have A Little Trouble With’ Tom Brady’s Four-Game Suspension

    08/19/2015 12:15:44 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 60 replies
    NESN.com ^ | 19 Aug 15 | Doug Kyed
    Tom Brady had a solid practice against the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday, according to those on hand in West Virginia, but it seems he had an even better day in court — even though he wasn’t there. “Colts did better against Pats than the NFL did (Wednesday) against (NFL Players association attorney) Jeff Kessler,” Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel tweeted after the hearing concluded at the U.S. District Court in New York. Wednesday “was more of a blowout than the AFC Title. Kessler all but dropped the mic at the end,” Boston Herald legal columnist Bob McGovern tweeted after witnessing...
  • Dave Dombrowski Hired As Red Sox President Of Baseball Operations, Effective Immediately

    08/19/2015 11:56:17 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 7 replies
    NESN.com ^ | 18 Aug 15 | NESN Staff
    Boston Red Sox Schedule Standings Stats Video Odds Fantasy Dave Dombrowski Hired As Red Sox President Of Baseball Operations, Effective Immediately by NESN Staff on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 9:44PM29,069 Share this: Fancred The Boston Red Sox announced Tuesday night that they have hired Dave Dombrowski to be their president of baseball operations. Dombrowski, 59, will assume responsibility for all baseball operations matters, effective immediately, and report directly to Red Sox owner John Henry and to chairman Tom Werner. Ben Cherington declined the opportunity to continue as the Red Sox’s general manager, but he has agreed to assist Dombrowski...
  • WATCH: BLIND TEEN WITH AUTISM PERFORMS NAT’L ANTHEM AT RED SOX GAME

    08/19/2015 4:02:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | Breitbart TV
    A blind austic 14-year-old singer with autism delivered the national anthem before the Cleveland Indians-Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park in Boston and received a roaring ovation from those in attendance.
  • SEE IT: Marco Rubio Hits Kid in Face With Football in Iowa

    08/18/2015 2:09:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Go long! Presidential candidate Marco Rubio accidentally nailed a child in the head with a football during a playful game of catch on a campaign stop, a new video shows. In the short clip, posted on Twitter by Bloomberg Politics, the Florida Republican senator delivers a softly thrown, but tight, spiral to a young child running with arms open during a campaign stop at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. But the child missed the ball, which hits him squarely in the face. According to multiple reports, the child was not hurt.
  • Video: Steeler star rejects participation trophies for sons

    08/17/2015 5:59:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/17/15 | Ed Morrissey
    It started with this Instagram post, and turned into a national conversation on our obsession over self-esteem. James Harrison certainly has earned his share of trophies and accolades … but that’s Harrison’s issue with the trophies his sons received just for showing up. Harrison, who fought to find a place on an NFL roster before beginning his future Hall of Fame career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Harrison, who came back to the Steelers after a season in Cincinnati and a brief retirement to resume his dominating presence, wants his sons to understand that trying is not the same as succeeding,...
  • Ruling to allow college athletes to unionize is thrown out (by NLRB)

    08/17/2015 1:35:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 17, 2015 4:14 PM EDT | Michael Tarm
    The National Labor Relations Board on Monday blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to form the nation’s first college athletes’ union, dealing a blow to a labor movement that could have transformed amateur sports. In a unanimous decision, the board said the prospect of having both union and nonunion teams could lead to different standards at different schools—from the amount of money players receive to the amount of time they can practice—and create competitive imbalances on the field. The ruling dismissed a stunning decision in March 2014 by a regional NLRB director in Chicago who said football...
  • 2015 College Football Rankings - Preseason

    08/16/2015 6:29:07 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 36 replies
    1 Ohio State (62) 14-1 1598 — 2 TCU (1) 12-1 1487 — 3 Alabama (1) 12-2 1452 — 4 Baylor 11-2 1365 — 5 Oregon 13-2 1260 — 6 Michigan State 11-2 1230 — 7 Auburn 8-5 1103 — 8 Florida State 13-1 1057 — 9 Georgia 10-3 1026 — 10 USC 9-4 1014 — 11 Notre Dame 8-5 883 — 12 Clemson 10-3 838 — 13 LSU 8-5 727 — 14 UCLA 10-3 697 — 15 Ole Miss 9-4 668 — 16 Arizona State 10-3 577 — 17 Georgia Tech 11-3 573 — 18 Wisconsin 11-3 470 —...
  • Tim Tebow scores touchdown in Eagles' 36-10 win over Colts

    08/16/2015 4:48:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08/16/2015
    TimTebow got a warm Philly welcome. Tebow threw for 69 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first game in two years, Kenjon Barner returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown and ran for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Indianapolis Colts, 36-10, on Sunday. Tebow got a standing ovation when he entered midway through the third quarter and the crowd roared so loud when his name was introduced he had to quiet them down because he was taking the snap in a shotgun. He dove into the pylon on a seven-yard touchdown run late in...
  • Tebow runs for a score, Eagles beat Colts 36-10

    08/16/2015 2:14:37 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 51 replies
    Tebow got a standing ovation when he entered midway through the third quarter and the crowd roared so loud when his name was introduced he had to quiet them down because he was taking the snap in a shotgun. Tebow threw for 69 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first game in two years.
  • Steelers’ James Harrison Insists on Returning His Sons’ ‘Participation Trophies’

    08/16/2015 2:45:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    KTLA ^ | John A . Moreno
    “While I am very proud of my boys for everything they do and will encourage them till the day I die, these trophies will be given back until they EARN a real trophy,” the 37-year-old member of the Pittsburg Steelers wrote in an Instagram post. “I’m sorry I’m not sorry for believing that everything in life should be earned.” ... “I’m not about to raise two boys to be men by making them believe that they are entitled to something just because they tried their best,” the five-time Pro Bowler continued, adding, “(because) sometimes your best is not enough, and...
  • Jordan Spieth has history on his mind as he eyes a third major in 2015

    08/16/2015 10:32:28 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    Golf Digest ^ | 8-14-15 | Stephen Hennessey
    HAVEN, Wis. -- The chance at winning his third major title of 2015 ran across Jordan Spieth's mind as he walked off the 10th green. Spieth had watched Phil Mickelson torch the back nine at Whistling Straits on TV prior to his Saturday tee time. So with a par at the par-4 10th, Spieth told himself to turn it on: "I said, 'All right, it's now or never' at that point.' " Right there, Spieth saved the possibility of adding yet another major in 2015. A back-nine torching of his own -- three strokes better than Mickelson's, produced an inward...
  • Matt Barkley, Tim Tebow due to play most in Eagles' preseason opener (Sunday Aug 16)

    08/15/2015 6:22:35 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Sunday, August 16, 2015, 3:01 AM | LES BOWEN
    MARK SANCHEZ will get the start tomorrow in the preseason opener against the Colts, but Eagles coach Chip Kelly cautioned that Sanchez probably will take only a handful of snaps. The bulk of the quarterbacking will be done by Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow, who would seem to be fighting for a single roster spot as the Eagles' third QB. "I want to see what happens with those guys," Kelly said.
  • A Toast to Fitness: Hiking Plus Wine Hits the Spot

    08/15/2015 3:07:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | Mary Orlin | August 14, 2015
    On a warm, sunny Sunday morning, a hiking group gathers in the parking lot of Saratoga, Calif.’s, Sanborn County Park. Folks are decked out in hats, backpacks and hiking boots. Some carry poles, others water bottles in preparation for an 11-mile hike through the redwoods. But whether they’re seasoned hikers or newcomers to the Great Hikes Plus One club, they’re all here for two reasons: They want to socialize while doing something active outdoors. Then afterward, there’s a picnic at a Santa Cruz Mountains winery nearby. It’s a powerful incentive. The Bay Area is a haven for hikers. Google “Bay...
  • Michael Sam tweets his departure from football, citing mental health

    08/14/2015 8:44:02 PM PDT · by Callahan · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8/14/2015 | ESPN News Services
    Michael Sam will step away from professional football, he announced via Twitter on Friday night. Sam, the 25-year-old who began the season with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, cited a tumultuous past year for leaving football at this time. The Alouettes confirmed in a release that Sam has left the club for "personal reasons" and that he has been added to the team's suspended list. Sam made the announcement in a series of three tweets.
  • ICHIRO TRIPLES AGAIN IN RED SOX PUMMELING

    08/14/2015 4:57:14 PM PDT · by fhayek · 36 replies
    FantasyPros ^ | 8/13/2015 | Roy Widrig
    Ichiro was 2-for-5 on Wednesday night versus the Red Sox, tripling and driving in three runs in an long-overdue offensive outburst for the Marlins.
  • The agony and the agony of being a New York Jets fan

    08/14/2015 6:50:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    The Week ^ | August 14, 2015 | Anthony L. Fisher
    There is no reason I should be a fan of the New York Jets, but I am, and have no one to blame but myself. For the past few days, howls of laughter and scorn have emanated from social media and sports radio yak shows around the country, after the Jets' nominal starting quarterback, Geno Smith, fell victim to a broken jaw, courtesy of a locker room "sucker-punch" from teammate IK Enemkpali. Smith will be out of action for six to 10 weeks, and Enemkpali was immediately released from the team.
  • #TBT: Former teammates share stories of The Mick

    08/13/2015 1:14:21 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 5 replies
    MLB.com ^ | August 13. 2015 | Lindsay Berra
    Aug. 13, 2015, marks the 20-year anniversary of the death of Mickey Mantle, the greatest switch-hitter in baseball history. Fans remember Mantle for what he did on the field: he hit .300 or higher a remarkable 10 times, was a three-time American League MVP Award winner and seven-time World Series champion. His tape-measure home runs -- the longest of which allegedly traveled 565 feet out of Griffith Stadium in Washington -- are the stuff of legend. But those who knew Mantle remember him for more than his on-field feats. They recall a big-hearted practical jokester whose quiet courage inspired everyone...
  • Judge Berman Laughed At Roger Goodell Today And Made It Clear Tom Brady Will Not Be Suspended For...

    08/12/2015 6:55:08 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 19 replies
    turtleboysports.com ^ | 12 August 2015 | Turtleboy
    Tom Brady had his first day in a real courtroom with Roger Goodell today, and the NFL was basically facialized by Judge Richard Berman. To say it was a complete disaster for Goodell would be the understatement of the century. It was the beginning of the end for the NFL and their arbitrary, inhumane, illogical system of punishments. And the best part is that this was the judge that the NFL handpicked. Even with the deck stacked in their favor, Goodell’s witch hunt blew up in their face. ... First Berman got the NFL’s lawyer, Daniel Nash on the stand...
  • TOM BRADY TAKES ROUND 1, BUT DEFLATEGATE DRAMA WILL CONTINUE

    08/12/2015 2:46:27 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 30 replies
    WEEI.com ^ | 12 August 2015 | Christopher Price
    The first round of legal sitdowns involving Tom Brady, Roger Goodell and Judge Richard Berman are complete, and while there’s probably a few more sessions in store for both sides — and Berman reiterated that he had not made up his mind — it initially appears that Brady has emerged with a legal win. While Berman hammered at both sides, the key points came down to whether or not there was some sort of direct evidence that implicated Brady in the scheme. Berman pressed NFL lawyer Daniel Nash for a smoking gun in the case, and NFL attorney Daniel Nash...
  • Home teams win all 15 games for first time in Major League Baseball history

    08/12/2015 9:11:22 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 39 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 12, 2015 | AP
    <p>Home was the place to be in baseball Tuesday night.</p> <p>When the Seattle Mariners beat Baltimore 6-5 in 10 innings, it marked the first time all 15 home teams won on the same day.</p> <p>Viewing every game as a 50-50 proposition independent of all others, STATS figured the odds of a home sweep on a night with a full major league schedule was 1 in 32,768.</p>
  • Jets QB Geno Smith punched out by teammate, will miss 6-10 weeks with broken jaw

    08/11/2015 11:26:15 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 56 replies
    WEEI.com ^ | 11 Aug 15 | Christopher Price
    Jets quarterback Geno Smith has a broken jaw after a fight with a teammate and will be sidelined for the next six to ten weeks, according to New York head coach Todd Bowles. “He got cold-cocked. Sucker punched, whatever you want to call it, in the jaw,” Bowles said of Smith, who had been anointed the starting quarterback earlier this summer by the Jets’ coaching staff.
  • Did the 49ers just have the worst NFL offseason ever? Let's rank them

    08/10/2015 6:13:32 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 9 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Aug. 10, 2015 | Frank Schwab
    1. 2015 San Francisco 49ers On this list we have seen examples of great players retiring suddenly in their prime, losing big-time players in free agency, the stunning departure of top coaches at or near their peak and legal troubles bringing down elite talents. The 49ers had a combination of all of those factors this offseason, I couldn't find another example of a team having so many various factors resulting in so many huge hits to the roster: Coach Jim Harbaugh was chased off to Michigan, guard Mike Iupati, running back Frank Gore and others departed in free agency, offensive...
  • Local martial arts students bring home medalse from Worlds Soo Do Family World Championships

    08/10/2015 1:48:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    Members of Sierra Vista’s Choson Martial Arts took part in the recent 4th Biennial Worldwide Tang Soo Do Family World Championships in Las Vegas. The event brought Tang Soo Do practitioners from 12 different countries: Aruba, Belgium, Chile, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Republic of South Africa, Scotland and the USA. More than 600 competitors and masters participated in the world-class tournament. Team Choson, representing the US team, and brought home one gold medal, one silver and one bronze. This was their first ever competition at the international level, and medals were awarded in the forms and sparring...
  • President Obama vacations at Martha's Vineyard

    08/10/2015 4:51:06 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 25 replies
    Examiner ^ | Aug 8, 2015 | Sciott Paulson
    President Barack Obama is likely hoping that the sixth time is the charm as far as vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard for a sixth time during his presidency. Obviously, each vacation has been crowded with news reporters, those trusty photographers camping out to catch him with a fork or ice cream cone in his mouth, ....[snip]
  • William Finnegan: 'I Was Reluctant to Come Out of the Closet as a Surfer'

    08/10/2015 12:23:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/7 | Rory Carroll
    he Beach Boys still provide summer’s soundtrack but headlines suggest it’s not a great time to be surfing. There has been a spate of high-profile shark attacks on surfers in the US, Australia and South Africa. And surfers themselves have been exposed for bullying novices out of the water. Landlubbers may conclude you need to to be slightly unhinged to entrust – let alone devote – your life to a thin slab of fibreglass in the watery unknown. William Finnegan sort of agrees. And he, more than anyone, should know. He has been surfing for half a century, chasing waves...