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  • Chargers admit mistake, drop new LA logo after criticism

    01/17/2017 8:00:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 15, 2017 | Staff
    The San Diego Chargers' old lightning bolt logo remained essentially unchanged for more than 40 years. The Los Angeles Chargers' first logo lasted about 48 hours. On Saturday, team officials said they had scrapped their first logo, which bore an uncanny resemblance to the Los Angeles Dodgers' timeless blue-and-white 'LA' crest.
  • Dean Spanos On His 'Difficult' Decision to Move Chargers Back To LA

    01/16/2017 10:44:01 AM PST · by ColdOne · 63 replies ^ | 1/16/17 | Marc Inocencio
    The Rams returned to L.A. last year, and the Chargers CEO Dean Spanos confirmed last Thursday that his team is also moving back. Spanos' decision comes after years of haggling with the city of San Diego to secure tax money to build a new stadium, but the request did not receive public support. In November, voters went to the poll and rejected the measure asking for $1.15 billion in taxpayer funding for a new stadium and convention center annex in San Diego, 57 percent to 43 percent.
  • ESPN Will Memorialize Obama on Martin Luther King Day with Formal Tribute

    01/16/2017 10:22:59 AM PST · by ColdOne · 40 replies ^ | 1/16/17 | Dylan Gwinn
    Just in case you had forgotten how obscenely biased and liberal ESPN is, well, they’ve reminded us yet again. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the sports network that had vowed to become less overtly-liberal will feature a tribute to the “sports fandom,” of President Barack Obama. According to a press release, the program will feature, “segments saluting the “First Fan” only a few days before he leaves the presidency, ending his historic eight years as the first African-American to hold the office. Michael Eaves will anchor the program.”
  • Men's Basketball Veteran's Day Recognition (Virgina Tech)

    01/16/2017 8:01:52 AM PST · by bigbob · 1 replies
    Virginia Tech Athletics YouTube ^ | 11/11/15 | Virginia Tech Athletics
    The men's basketball team gathered to discuss the meaning of the National Anthem and recognize those who have served.

    01/16/2017 7:26:19 AM PST · by Bender2 · 68 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Conference Championship Weekend Sunday, January 22 3:05 ET Packers at Falcons 6:40 ET Steelers at Patriots
  • Cowboys Turn Down Chance at a 'Fair Catch Kick'

    01/15/2017 5:38:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Dallas Cowboys turned down a rare opportunity Sunday just before halftime of their divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. After punt returner Cole Beasley fair caught a Packers punt at the Cowboys' 38-yard line, Dallas could have utilized an obscure NFL rule to attempt an untimed, unrushed field goal attempt. (It's known as a "fair catch kick.") Because the defense can't rush, the kick can't be blocked. And with no time left on the first-half game clock, the Cowboys wouldn't have had to worry about giving the ball back to the Packers.
  • Packers hold off Cowboys' comeback, reach title game (34-31)

    01/15/2017 5:27:46 PM PST · by CedarDave · 44 replies
    NFL Sports ^ | January 15, 2017 | NFL Staff
    The Green Bay Packers are back in the NFC title game. Mason Crosby's 56- and 51-yard field goals late in the fourth quarter sent Green Bay past the Dallas Cowboys, 34-31, in Saturday's Divisional Round matchup. Dak Prescott led a 15-point Cowboys comeback, culminating in a 52-yard Dan Bailey field goal with 44 seconds left. But Aaron Rodgers saved his best for last, capping off a 43-yard, 32-second drive with an impossible 36-yard sideline bullet to Jared Cook. The play set up Crosby's winning kick with three seconds left.
  • First Bets Placed On Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather Super Fight (Irishman a 10-1 underdog)

    01/15/2017 4:30:48 PM PST · by drewh · 13 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | JANUARY 15, 201710:31AM | Damon Martin
    THE prospect of a Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight has created a mega-buzz about megabucks. UFC boss Dana White was on The Herd on Friday, countering the boxer’s $15 million offer to the UFC superstar with one of $25 million to each combatant in a proposed boxing bout. The superfight lends itself to the perfect storm for Las Vegas linemakers. And it didn’t take long for one to post odds. Dave Mason of weighed in with his opinion on Twitter. In short, McGregor is quite the long shot. Follow Dave Mason @DaveMasonBOL Nice. @danawhite offers @TheNotoriousMMA & @FloydMayweather $25M...
  • WWE Hall OF Fame Legend Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka Dead at Age 73

    01/15/2017 1:33:18 PM PST · by drewh · 3 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/15/2017 12:02 PM PST
    Jimmy Snuka, the WWE Hall of Famer, has died after losing his battle to stomach cancer. Jimmy wrestled from the 1970s onward ... all the way through 2010. Jimmy came into the WWE as a heel, and became famous for his acrobatic wrestling style. He eventually turned and became a good guy. He had a number of shots at the WWE championship -- both as a villain and hero -- but never won. The Fijian wrestler, also known as Superfly Snuka, would often punish his opponents with his signature move -- the Superfly Splash ... which was an epic body...
  • Bayley to get Wrestlemania 33 Moment Similar To Daniel Bryan

    01/15/2017 2:19:06 PM PST · by drewh · 10 replies
    One India News /Wrestling Observer ^ | Jan 15 2017 ast | Raja
    Going by the rumour mill, Sasha Banks will not win the title there as Charlotte will be keeping her winning streak intact with some shenanigans. : Bayley cemented A spot in the championship picture after winning the number one contender’s match against Nia Jax. With a little help from Sasha Banks, she connected with the Bayley-to-belly to put Jax away and winning the bout. She is set to challenge Charlotte for the Raw Women’s championship at the Royal Rumble PPV. The infamous moment when Raw was occupied by the fans (image courtesy Youtube) Going by the rumour mill, she will...
  • Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, Wrestling Legend, Dead at 73

    01/15/2017 1:34:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 15, 2017 | Jason Diamond
    Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, the high-flying Fijian-born professional wrestler who rose to fame alongside icons Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Andre the Giant in Vince McMahon's WWE (then the WWF), is dead at the age of 73. His death comes less than a month after murder charges were dropped in the 1983 death of his then-girlfriend Nancy Argentino. WWE superstar and Snuka's daughter Tamina Snuka announced her father's death on Instagram.
  • Wounded Warriors Take Aim at Feral Hogs

    01/15/2017 1:24:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jan 14, 2017
    Feral hogs can be a big problem for property owners in north Texas. On Saturday, a unique group of hunters helped keep the wild pig population at bay. Texas Game Wardens organized a feral hog hunt for eight wounded warriors, including Air Force Veteran Chris Walff. The hunt is adventure Walff said he never imagined he would be on. "Exhilarating, that's the one word I’m going to go with. It’s exhilarating to be out," Walff said. Walff is in a wheelchair, paralyzed for medical reasons after returning home from Afghanistan. "So for 2.5 years, I laid in a hospital bed...
  • Falcons trounce Seahawks, advance to NFC title game

    01/14/2017 5:29:54 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 20 replies
    NFL ^ | January 14, 2017 | Chris Wesseling
    Leading MVP candidate Matt Ryan riddled Seattle's secondary for 338 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Atlanta Falcons to a convincing 36-20 victory over the Seahawks in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Here's what we learned in Saturday's game: After both teams traded clinical opening-drive touchdowns that spilled over to the second quarter, a holding penalty on special teamer Kevin Pierre-Louis swung the game in Atlanta's favor. Devin Hester's 80-yard punt return would have set the Seahawks up at the seven-yard line with a chance to take a commanding 17-7 lead. Instead, Seattle lost 84 yards of field position,...
  • Chargers Fans Offered Ways to Cover up Bolts Tattoos

    01/14/2017 4:00:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Jaspreet Kaur, Artie Ojeda and Monica Garske
    Some Chargers fans were so dedicated to the team that along with wearing Bolts gear, they also sport tattoos inspired by the NFL team. But with the team deciding to move from San Diego to Los Angeles for the 2017 season, many San Diego residents are now calling themselves "former" fans. When the team announced its big move Thursday, some angry fans threw away their jerseys in a growing pile outside of Chargers Park Thursday. One person was even arrested for setting their jersey on fire. Other former fans are now taking their Chargers' gear to the Sports Arena to...
  • 2016 NFL Divisional Playoffs: Analysis & Viewing Sheet

    01/14/2017 12:00:45 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 35 replies
    Summary of projected winners this weekend: Falcons Patriots Chiefs Cowboys Analysis: Rankings are from the final regular season stats. Numbers represent overall and specific NFL rankings by points except pass/run ranked by yardage. Depending on who has the ball, compare offense/defense strengths in pass/run yardage to anticipate best game plan. Saturday, Jan 14, 2:35 PM MT FOX #6 Seattle at #2 Atlanta Atlanta Offense #1: 1 Pass 5 Run Seattle Defense #3: 18 Pass 1 Run Seattle Offense #18: 5 Pass 24 Run Atlanta Defense #27: 11 Pass 26 Run The best part of the game will be Atlanta with...
  • Oakland Raiders to file relocation papers, will move to Las Vegas

    01/14/2017 7:20:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Raiders Wire ^ | January 14, 2017 | Will Reeve
    The Oakland Raiders have had one foot out of the door of Oakland for years. But Saturday morning the team confirmed it will file relocation papers to move the franchise to Las Vegas. The news is expected to be officially unveiled by Raiders soon and was first reported by NFL Media's Ian Rapoport Saturday morning at 3 a.m. PT.
  • Big loss: Packers rule WR Jordy Nelson out vs. Cowboys

    01/13/2017 8:27:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 13, 2017 | Shalise Manza Young
    It seemed like a bit of a longshot all week that Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson would be able to play in Sunday’s NFC Divisional round game against the Dallas Cowboys; going back to Monday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy would say only that Nelson “had a chance” to be on the field. But on Friday, McCarthy told media that there is essentially no chance: Nelson, who suffered at least two fractured ribs in Green Bay’s wild-card win over the New York Giants last week, will not play. New York safety Leon Hall drilled Nelson in the side with his...
  • Patriots have a Trump problem

    01/13/2017 4:43:35 AM PST · by Third Person · 29 replies
    SB Nation ^ | January 12th, 2017 | Charlotte Wilder
    The Clinton-Kaine signs were still up on the afternoon of Dec. 24, sagging in the snow like tombstones of hope. They flashed by the windows as I drove through my hometown of Lincoln, Mass., where 77.7 percent of residents voted for Hillary Clinton. Hanging off porches behind some of the Clinton signs were New England Patriots flags. For over a decade now, people outside of New England have reviled the Patriots for turning winning into a science and, many believe, cheating to do so. Pats fans doubled-down in response, and a fierce loyalty took root in Massachusetts that, through the...
  • New Orleans woman shoots trophy Mississippi buck<picture>

    01/12/2017 5:01:23 PM PST · by BBell · 20 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/12/17 | Todd Masson, | The Times-Picayune
    Conditions couldn't have been better Saturday for deer hunting, with frigid air keeping Friday's sleet and snow in a frozen state on the ground in Jefferson County, Miss. A New Orleans woman says all that ice is partly responsible for her killing the biggest deer of her life. Marni Demelo, 29, told she heard the deer moving through the woods adjacent to a food plot she was hunting, and had time to prepare herself for what she hoped would be a shot at a big buck.-snip-Demelo knew the buck was one she would be proud of, but didn't realize...
  • 2016 NFL Divisional Playoffs: Analysis & Viewing Sheet

    01/12/2017 2:07:44 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 38 replies
    Rankings are from the final regular season stats. Numbers represent overall and specific NFL rankings by points except pass/run ranked by yardage. Depending on who has the ball, compare offense/defense strengths in pass/run yardage to anticipate best game plan. Saturday, Jan 14, 2:35 PM MT FOX #6 Seattle at #2 Atlanta Atlanta Offense #1: 1 Pass 5 Run Seattle Defense #3: 18 Pass 1 Run Seattle Offense #18: 5 Pass 24 Run Atlanta Defense #27: 11 Pass 26 Run The best part of the game will be Atlanta with the ball. With the best pass offense in the NFL against...
  • Chargers shouldn't look for a welcome wagon in L.A.

    01/12/2017 12:17:54 PM PST · by C19fan · 125 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 11, 2017 | Bill Plaschke
    Eery relationship is built on honesty, so the San Diego Chargers should hear this as their moving vans are chugging up the 5 Freeway on their noble mission of greed. We. Don’t. Want. You. The news broke Wednesday that Chargers owner Dean Spanos has informed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell he is moving the team to Los Angeles, which is pretty much dreadful news for Los Angeles.
  • Twitter immediately ripped the new Los Angeles Chargers logo to shreds

    01/12/2017 9:39:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | January 12, 2017 | Pete Blackburn
    The Chargers made their relocation to Los Angeles official on Thursday morning, and the team immediately unveiled a new logo as a result. The club's official Twitter account was first to post the new artwork, which looks somewhat like a modernized ripoff of the Dodgers 'LA' logo. Not surprisingly, it didn't take long for the internet to rip it to shreds. Here are some of the best jabs at the unspectacular new emblem.
  • The Tweeting Will Continue Until Morale Improves

    01/12/2017 7:13:40 AM PST · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    credit: Max Keiser said this line on the Kaiser Report on Tuesday. I think it is a perfect response to liberals who are whining about Trump talking directly to the people. It would make a good bumper sticker too. Personally, I know I'm going to get tired of all this tweeting (I'm already tired of Tweets being reported as news every time some inconsequential celebrity makes an utterance). But if it helps to shut down the lying, slandering, libeling media it'll be worth it.
  • Sources: Chargers Plan to Announce Move From San Diego to Los Angeles

    01/11/2017 9:18:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1/11 | Adam Schefter
    Almost one year to the day that the Rams moved to Los Angeles, the Chargers now likely intend to do the same. The Chargers plan to announce as early as Thursday that they are moving to Los Angeles, league sources said, ending a 55-year stint with San Diego and returning to their birthplace. The Chargers played their inaugural season in Los Angeles in 1960 before moving to San Diego in 1961.
  • Surfing Dog Shark Scare?

    01/11/2017 4:24:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    A weekend shark sighting temporarily closed the ocean off of a stretch of Huntington Beach, and a surfing dog may have had a close encounter with a shark. During a photo shoot with Sugar the Surfing Dog in Huntington Beach, an image was taken that shows what appears to be a 9 to 10-foot-long shark in the wave next to her. Source: Follow us: @NBCLA on Twitter | NBCLA on Facebook
  • Surfers Ride Aptos Creek During Dangerous Storm

    01/10/2017 3:20:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    KSBW ^ | Jan 9, 2017
    When Costco created the Wavestorm surfboard, I don't think this is what they had in mind. Two thrill-seekers jumped into a raging Aptos Creek with Wavestorm foam surfboards during the brunt of Sunday's Pineapple Express storm. Onlookers recorded the dangerous spectacle on video. -- WATCH HERE. Tree trunks were among massive amounts of debris being swept down the raging river as the two men jumped into the water. They were tossed off their boards by the power of the river multiple times, and struggled to climb back on. One man managed to stand on his board for a few seconds...
  • World Cup madness: 48 countries, 16 groups (yes, that's 3 teams in each) [tr]

    01/10/2017 8:26:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2017 | Jack Bezants
    The FIFA Council have unanimously approved a 48-team World Cup from 2026 at a vote in Zurich. The plans overseen by president Gianni Infantino mean the tournament will now begin with 16 groups of three teams, with the top two advancing into a 32 team knock-out stage. Infantino has previously suggested FIFA could introduce penalty shoot-outs after group matches that end in a draw in order to stop teams playing for a result that favours them both.
  • Clemson’s final ‘pick play’ was perfect, legal, and should remain so

    01/10/2017 8:18:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | January 10, 2017 | Nate Scott
    Clemson beat Alabama in the national championship game on Monday night, 35-31, a thrilling end to a very good college football season. The Tigers won the game with a play run with just a few seconds remaining, when quarterback Deshaun Watson rolled to his right and found 5-foot-10 receiver Hunter Renfrow wide open in the corner of the end zone. He looked almost a little too wide open. And thus began the scrutiny.
  • Jimmer Fredette is China's Biggest Basketball Star

    01/10/2017 7:44:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | January 9 ,2017 | Stephen Douglas
    Jimmer Fredette is a big, huge star again in China. Jimmer leads the Chinese Basketball Association in scoring with 38.4 points per game and won the league’s 3-point contest during halftime of the All-Star game this weekend.
  • Watson, Clemson Stun Alabama To Win College Football Title On Last-Second Pass

    01/10/2017 6:08:36 AM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-10-2017
    January 10, 2017 Jan. 10, 2017: Clemson's Deshaun Watson celebrates a last second touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow (13) to win the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Last year’s College Football Playoff championship game was a classic. This year’s was even better. And in the end, Clemson got its revenge over Alabama. Deshaun Watson hit Hunter Renfrow for a two-yard touchdown pass with one second to play as the Tigers edged the Crimson Tide, 35-31, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Monday night. The win gave Clemson its second national...
  • Alabama vs. Clemson tonight - Why It Could Be a Close Game

    01/09/2017 4:04:09 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 103 replies
    Opinion ^ | 1/9/17 | Jim Newell
    Numbers are regular season stats in yards: Alabama Offense....... 40 Pass 9 Run Clemson Defense....... 11 Pass 20 Run Clemson Offense....... 7 Pass 37 Run Alabama Defense.......9 Pass 1 Run On defense, Clemson should stop ‘Bama’s passing game and could slow ‘Bama’s running game. ‘Bama's defense should stop Clemson’s running game cold but the Clemson offense could have success with college’s 7th best passing game. ‘Bama’s 1st against the run but 9th against the pass. Looks favorable for ‘Bama but if Clemson’s run defense holds and they find success in their very good passing game it could be close. Obviously,...
  • NFL Wild Card weekend was bad, but Roger Goodell wants to make it worse

    01/09/2017 8:06:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | January 8, 2017 | Dieter Kurtenbach
    Remember when the NFL playoffs were fun? Can you recall the time before backup quarterbacks (and highly paid quarterbacks that play like backups) and atrocious, record-setting (and not in a good way) defenses took the field on Wild Card weekend?
  • NFL Live Thread Divisional Play Off Weekend

    01/09/2017 6:15:50 AM PST · by Bender2 · 241 replies ^ | staff
    NFL Live Thread Divisional Play Off Weekend Saturday, January 14 3:35 PM Seahawks at Falcons 7:15 PM Texans at Patriots Sunday, January 15 12:05 PM Steelers at Chiefs 3:40 PM Packers at Cowboys
  • National Championship, Alabama vs. Clemson Predictions, Picks, Spread, Line (Tonight 7:00 EST)

    01/09/2017 5:53:04 AM PST · by blam · 54 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 1-9-2017 | Tom Fornelli
    Their first College Football Playoff title game was a thriller, and odds are the rematch will be, too Tom FornelliJanuary 9, 2017 While it certainly isn't a rule, it's generally accepted that the sequel is never quite as good as the original. The logical explanation for this phenomenon is that a movie doesn't get a sequel unless the first installment was popular enough to warrant one, which means that the sequel has lofty expectations to live up to. As do Alabama and Clemson when they meet Monday night in Tampa for a national championship rematch. When these two teams met...
  • 5 Baseball Players That Weren’t Deserving of the MLB Hall of Fame

    01/08/2017 1:40:03 PM PST · by EveningStar · 97 replies
    The Cheat Sheet ^ | January 8, 2017 | Ryan Davis
    The Major League Baseball Hall of Fame was created all the way back in 1936 and has 312 members that have been enshrined over the years. The process, which involves sports writers and even former players voting and requires a player to receive 75% to be inducted, is far from perfect. Sure, you have plenty of players that are deserving that make it into the Hall of Fame without problem. But sometimes, deserving players are left out for long periods—such as third baseman Ron Santo, who finally was selected following his death in 2011—and other times undeserving players are chosen....
  • California YouTube Daredevil Misses Pool in Illicit Jump From Hotel

    01/06/2017 6:45:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | January 5, 2017 | Alma Fausto
    An Orange County daredevil famous on YouTube for jumping off buildings and landmarks was placed under investigation by police after reportedly jumping from a Laguna Beach hotel last week and injuring himself. Anthony Booth Armer, 28, of Laguna Niguel was hospitalized after injuring his feet when a stunt went awry at the Pacific Edge Hotel. jumper Anthony Booth Armer, 28, of Laguna Niguel In a YouTube video posted on New Year’s Day, Armer – known as 8Booth – is seen jumping off a rooftop and striking a concrete pool edge with his feet before tumbling into the water. The video...
  • EXCLUSIVE — Sarah Palin: Kaepernick, Take a Knee Over This One

    01/06/2017 5:59:41 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 6th, 2017 | Sarah Palin
    “The child, yet unborn, spoke with the Father, ‘Lord, how will I survive in the world? I will not be like the other children. My walk may be slower, my speech hard to understand. I may look different. What is to become of me?’ “The Lord replied to the child, ‘My precious one, have no fear. I will give you protectors. They will love you because you are special, not in spite of it. Though your path through life will be difficult, your reward will be greater. You have been blessed with a special ability to love, and those whose...
  • 2016 NFL Wildcard Weekend: Analysis & Viewing Sheet

    01/06/2017 3:46:33 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 34 replies
    Numbers represent overall and specific NFL rankings by points except pass/run ranked by yardage. Depending on who has the ball, compare offense/defense strengths in pass/run yardage to anticipate best game plan. Saturday, Jan 7, 2:35 PM MT ESPN ABC #11 Raiders at #26 Texans Raiders Offense #7: 20 Pass 7 Run Texans Offense #28: 32 Pass 19 Run Texans Defense #11: 2 Pass 11 Run Raiders Defense #20: 30 Pass 25 Run Best part of the game is when the Raiders have the ball. The Raiders should run a lot. If they pass too much, Houston’s 2nd best pass defense...
  • Viral video: Where does Dak get his strength?

    01/06/2017 3:07:31 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 06 JANUARY 2017 | WFAA.COM
    A video detailing Dak Prescott's drive for leading the Dallas Cowboys has gone viral after being shared on Facebook by the team. It's been shared over 72,000 times since being posted Friday morning. The rookie quarterback speaks about what drives him to lead the Cowboys, and the one person who he wants to make proud over everything.
  • USA defeats Canada in a shootout at gold medal game in World Junior Hockey

    01/05/2017 8:36:14 PM PST · by airborne · 12 replies
    The USA has won the gold medal game against Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships following a 5-4 victory in a shootout. The game was played at the Bell Centre in Montreal and Team Canada came out firing on all cylinders in the first period of play as they took a quick 2-0 lead within five-and-a-half minutes of play.  Thomas Chabot scored at 4:38 into the period and Jeremy Lauzon followed up with another goal at 9:02. Team USA had defeated Canada in their first meeting of the tournament, but Canada quickly claimed command of the gold medal game...
  • Obama to Wolves: Play better defense

    01/05/2017 7:41:19 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies ^ | 1/5/16 | Jerry Zgoda
    The Timberwolves received a 90-minute tour of the White House that included a visit with President Obama during one of their two days between games in Philadelphia and Washington. The commander in chief and leader of the free world for the next two weeks offered them a scouting report of themselves. “Yeah,” Wolves guard Ricky Rubio said with a grin. “He said we’ve got to play better defense.”
  • Swinney: Clemson Has 'More Juice' This Time Around VS 'Bama

    01/05/2017 3:00:50 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    College Football - AP ^ | 1-3-1017 | PETE IACOBELLI
    PETE IACOBELLIJanuary 3, 2017 CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No long stretches of games. More depth on defense. All in all, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney believes he has a fresher, steadier group heading into this year's national championship game with No. 1 Alabama. Swinney said his Tigers were impacted in 2015 by 10 consecutive weeks of grueling football from late September until the Atlantic Coast Conference title game in early December. On top of that, Swinney's defense was chock full of front line stars, yet had little experienced depth behind them. That's not the case this time around, at least not...
  • Woo! Watch Ric Flair, 67, deadlift 400 pounds

    01/05/2017 9:13:03 AM PST · by mountn man · 25 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Jan 05, 2017 6:49 AM | Sporting News
    Ric Flair has a New Year's message to the world: deadlift this. The WWElegend is 67 but on Wednesday posted a video to Twitter that shows him deadlifting 400 pounds with the accompanying words: "I.Will.Never.Retire." After finishing the impressive feat of strength, Flair gives more of a "whoa!" than a solid"woo!", his trademark. Still, the video drew a range of responses from fellow wrestlers, past and present, as well thousands of others. Of course, the "Nature Boy" is never one to miss an opportunity. Hours after the video went viral, Flair was pitching merch from his online store.
  • 20 Feet of Snow Expected at Mammoth Mountain in Next 10 Days

    01/04/2017 10:03:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    KTLA ^ | 01/04/2017
    Since Tuesday, 26 to 48 inches of fresh snow had fallen, with the deepest totals at the summit. Plows were working furiously to keep lots and streets clear. Normal resort operations could be affected as personnel struggle to deal with the snow.
  • Alabama Coach Nick Saban Says New OC Steve Sarkisian 'Knows The System Inside And Out'

    01/04/2017 8:21:14 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1-4-2017 | Alex Scarborough
    Alex Scarborough January 4, 2017 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's transition at offensive coordinator from Lane Kiffin to Steve Sarkisian is going smoothly as the team prepares to face Clemson in the College Football National Championship on Monday, coach Nick Saban said on Wednesday. Sarkisian has led two practices since assuming coordinator duties after Saban and Kiffin "mutually agreed" to part ways following the Crimson Tide's 24-7 win against Washington in the CFP semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl last Saturday. "It's been excellent," Saban said of the players' response to Sarkisian, who has been part of the staff as an...
  • Joke or No Joke? Comedian Rob Schneider Makes Bid on Twitter to Buy 49ers

    01/04/2017 7:45:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 1/4 | Brendan Weber
    It's probably just a little comedic relief, but you never know. Rob Schneider, the lovable funny man, has penned his bid — on Twitter that is — to purchase the beleaguered San Francisco 49ers from current owner and CEO Jed York. "Dear Jed York," Schneider wrote. "There is a chance for change at the top! I will put together a consortium of buyers. Please sell me the 49ers." The San Francisco native and longtime fan of the football franchise then elaborated on his plan to overhaul the struggling organization. Steve Young, the Hall of Fame quarterback who piloted the 49ers...
  • Ben Boulware addresses poking, groping by Clemson players

    01/04/2017 11:32:49 AM PST · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    The State ^ | 1/4/2016 | MATT CONNOLLY
    CLEMSON Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware downplayed Christian Wilkins groping an Ohio State player, as well as himself grabbing South Carolina offensive lineman Zack Bailey by the butt, when he met with the media on Wednesday. Boulware said it is something the Tigers have done all year to mess with players. “Is that really that big of a deal? People that are blowing that up have never played the game, or like I said, went into the bathroom stalls to change because they were scared to change in front of their teammates,” Boulware said. “Me and Christian have fun out there....
  • First baby of 2017 is named 'Wrigley Rose' in honor of Cubs

    01/02/2017 3:14:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    The Dalbeys are lifelong Cubs fans. Ellen Dalbey had suggested "Wrigley" as a boy's name, which Aaron said he wasn't too keen on. "The next day, she threw it out there for a girl." Aaron Dalbey said. "She wanted 'Wrigley Rose,' because Rose comes from her aunt. So, 'Wrigley Rose' went together and fit perfectly both being as big of Cubs fans as we are."
  • Lane Kiffin Out As Alabama Offensive Coordinator Before The National Championship

    01/02/2017 9:55:43 AM PST · by blam · 117 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 1-2-12017 | Richard Johnson
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