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    11/20/2014 5:57:52 PM PST · by Chode · 5 replies
    11/20/2014 | Chode
    Yas Marina Race Date: 23 Nov 2014 First Grand Prix: 2009 Number of Laps: 55 Circuit Length: 5.554 km Race Distance: 305.355 km Lap Record: 1:40.279 - S Vettel (2009) Friday Sunny 30C Saturday Sunny 30C Sunday Sunny 30C
  • Paterno estate gets green light to proceed with subpoenas of Penn State investigator Louis Freeh

    11/20/2014 5:24:26 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 13 replies
    pennlive ^ | 11-20-14 | Charles Thompson
    In what looks like another key turn in the battle for facts about the foundation of Penn State's Freeh Report, a Potter County judge has ordered former FBI Director Louis Freeh to start complying with former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno's heirs' requests for its raw materials. The ruling by Judge John B. Leete comes in the Paterno estate's lawsuit against the NCAA and Penn State, which seeks to invalidate the sanctions stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Penn State's attorneys had objected to the subpoena of Freeh, arguing the work done by Freeh and...
  • Kings’ Voynov Charged With Felony Domestic Violence

    11/20/2014 2:21:10 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies ^ | November 20, 2014 1:51 PM
    LOS ANGELES ( — Suspended Los Angeles Kings player Slava Voynov was charged Thursday with felony domestic violence, authorities said. Voynov was charged with corporal injury to a spouse, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Ricardo Santiago. The charge includes an allegation of causing great bodily injury. The 24-year-old defenseman was arrested in October after Voynov took the victim – who was identified only as an adult female – to a local hospital in Redondo Beach, where an ER nurse noticed the nature of the injuries and notified police. Voynov later posted bond at $50,000, according to...
  • Really Tee'd Off: Police called to Exclusive $45k-a-year Boston Golf Club to Diffuse Heated Row ....

    11/20/2014 11:44:28 AM PST · by Cecily · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 20, 2014 | Ted Thornhill
    The website of the club, set in Boston’s affluent western suburbs, states that only neat white denim is allowed, and even then only women can wear it. It says that ‘all denim attire including blue jeans, designer jeans and denim jackets or dresses, regardless of color’ is prohibited. It adds that ‘women may wear neat, not torn, “white denim” or “5 pocket style slacks” in any color (other than blue denim)’. Mr Weeple, an executive at a Boston finance company, and his wife had arrived for an evening drink with a large group of members who were also accused of...
  • RG3's fall from grace as stunning as his meteoric rise to stardom

    11/20/2014 7:04:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 19, 2014 | Dan Wetzel
    Less than two years ago some believed Robert Griffin III could change the way the United States was governed. Not just change the football fortunes of the Washington Redskins, not just change the bottom line for Nike or Subway or anyone else who'd jumped in with a pleasant, charismatic and dynamic quarterback, not just change how his position is played, in his case with 4.3 speed and an accurate arm. No, he could change American governance.
  • RG3's fall from grace as stunning as his meteoric rise to stardom

    11/19/2014 6:39:18 PM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11.19.2014
    Less than two years ago some believed Robert Griffin III could change the way the United States was governed. Not just change the football fortunes of the Washington Redskins, not just change the bottom line for Nike or Subway or anyone else who'd jumped in with a pleasant, charismatic and dynamic quarterback, not just change how his position is played, in his case with 4.3 speed and an accurate arm.
  • Carson Palmer's lasting connection (When he tore his ACL in Week 10, donor family grieved)

    11/19/2014 4:19:02 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 19, 2014 | David Fleming
    NEARLY EVERY MORNING for the past eight years, Dorothy Hyde has followed the same routine. Wake at 7. Put the coffee on. Grab the paper from in front of her home in suburban Houston. And then, while standing alone in the predawn stillness of her dark kitchen, turn the pages of the paper over, searching for a connection to her daughter Julie in, of all places, the sports section. It wasn't always this way. The 85-year-old widow -- a quintessential Texas grammy, demure, stylish, fiercely independent and not to be trifled with -- used to start with the obits to...
  • Jason Collins Announces Retirement From NBA

    11/19/2014 9:17:11 AM PST · by massmike · 25 replies
    Jason Collins, the NBA’s first openly gay player, announced his retirement on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Collins played 22 games with the Brooklyn Nets last season and was not on the roster this season. He announced his retirement in a first-person story for Sports Illustrated, saying it has “been 18 exhilarating months” since he came out as the first openly gay man in one of the four major North American professional leagues.
  • Diagnosing What Ails RG3 (Can't Run a NFL Offense)

    11/19/2014 8:40:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    SI ^ | November 18, 2014 | Andy Benoit
    Locker room leadership can be overrated. How a quarterback really loses his team is by leaving receivers open on the field. This is Robert Griffin’s biggest problem, and has been throughout his career. What’s most concerning is that he’s leaving receivers on the field out of a variety of formations and against a variety of coverages. The common thread is bad mechanics and a poor sense of timing. Here are some examples from when Griffin returned to action two weeks ago after suffering a dislocated ankle in early September. To a small degree, his struggles can be attributed to rust....
  • I want a pistol. (Vanity)

    11/19/2014 7:38:52 AM PST · by Gamecock · 121 replies
    11/19/2014 | Gamecock
    Title pretty much sums it up. Interested in one I can secure in my glovebox, if I feel the need. and keep at home to "discourage" anyone who may want to do us harm. In the military I was used to a 9mm and back in the day a .45. Will look for a concealed carry weapon later. What does y'all suggest? Many thanks!
  • College Football Playoff Ranking - Nov 19

    11/19/2014 6:39:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | November 19, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: 'Bama2: Oregon3: FSU4: Miss State5: TCU6: THE Ohio State University7: Baylor8: Ole Miss9: UCLA10: UGA
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 12]

    11/19/2014 5:46:48 AM PST · by Bender2 · 25 replies
    Week 12 Bye teams: Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, Nov. 20 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 Cleveland Browns vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. St. Louis Rams vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. Miami Dolphins...
  • Drunk Jaguars CB arrested after trying to use gum as currency

    11/18/2014 5:47:21 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz’s first trip to Miami ended with a visit to jail. Gratz was arrested at 5:53 a.m. Sunday by the Miami Beach Police Department following a disturbance and was cited for disorderly intoxication and trespassing. Police were called when a store employee balked at Gratz’s request to pay for his items with bubble gum instead of money.
  • 68 Year Old Man Kicked Out Of Planet Fitness For Wearing Pro-life T-shirt Despite.....

    11/18/2014 2:41:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies ^ | November 18, 2014 | Bryan Kemper
    FULL TITLE: 68 Year Old Man Kicked Out Of Planet Fitness For Wearing Pro-life T-shirt Despite Their Claim Of Being 100% Judgement Free UPDATE: Planet Fitness released this statement to me a few minutes ago – “At Planet Fitness, we are committed to providing a comfortable and welcoming environment for everyone. The majority of Planet Fitness clubs, including this location in Orange City, FL, are owned and operated by individual franchisees. The dress code policy is enforced at the discretion of club staff and the local franchisee.” McCall Gosselin, Director of Public Relations I just got off the phone with...
  • Dwight Howard -- Now Under Criminal Investigation for Child Abuse

    11/18/2014 8:41:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    TMZ ^ | November 18, 2014 | Staff
    Dwight Howard is under criminal investigation for child abuse ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. We've learned the Cobb County PD in Georgia now has an active criminal investigation into allegations he beat his 6-year-old son Braylon with a belt buckle. TMZ Sports broke the story ... the Dept. of Children and Families in Florida (DCF) determined there wasn't enough evidence of child abuse to go forward, but it turns out the incident occurred in Georgia. Howard admits he hit his kid with a belt, but says he didn't know it was wrong because he was hit as a kid.
  • Penn State vs. NCAA Could Alter the Course for NCAA Enforcement

    11/17/2014 3:31:11 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 25 replies
    College Football Roundtable ^ | 11-16-14 | Paul Kemp
    Alabama won convincingly. FSU came back again. TCU barely survived lowly Kansas. Everyone is immersed with the College Football Playoff and who will be in the top four come Tuesday. It is all so new and exciting. The Playoff and the decisions of the Committee have been dominating our news so much that it’s possible that some of you may have missed the larger story that is lurking down the hotlinks of ESPN, Foxsports, and SI. The story is large enough that it has the potential to change college football in a far greater way than the Playoff will. The...
  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Thrash ‘Sunday Night Football’ For Third Week In A Row

    11/17/2014 12:32:32 PM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | November 17, 2014 | Dominic Patten
    Well, this is becoming a bit of a weekly tradition now isn’t it? For a third consecutive week and the fourth time this season, The Walking Dead has solidly beat Sunday Night Football among adults 18-49. In the sixth episode of its fifth season, the blockbuster AMC series drew a 7.3 rating among the key demo while the New England Patriots’ 42-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts got a 6.2. That’s a 15% spread.
  • Michael Sam lands GQ Men Of The Year cover

    11/17/2014 12:02:52 PM PST · by massmike · 42 replies ^ | 11/17/2014 | MIA DE GRAAF
    Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, has been named one of GQ's Men Of The Year as it emerges he could be recruited into the Arena Football League by Mötley Crüe front man Vince Neil. Sam, 24, made history this year when he was drafted into the NFL's St Louis Rams after publicly revealing he is gay. But he has yet to play a regular season game as he was dropped by the Rams in August, snapped up by the Dallas Cowboys days later, only to be dropped again in October, having never made it out of the...
  • Can You Stomach Bad Football?

    11/16/2014 8:10:39 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 59 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 16, 2014 | Jason Gay
    --SNIP-- The Buccaneers entered the game at 1-8. Dan Snyder’s Washington Sadness Machine was a miserable but better 3-6, a record which included a surprise win over the Dallas Cowboys. Still, who was kidding whom? The Sadness Machine was the Sadness Machine. They are no more likely to be playing in the Super Bowl than the Toronto Maple Leafs.
  • Klitschko Remains King of the Heavyweights

    11/16/2014 3:56:29 PM PST · by curth · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journals Daily Fix ^ | 3:43 pm ET Nov 16, 2014 | Gordon Marino
    On Saturday night at the O2 Arena in Hamburg Germany, Wladimir Klitschko (63-3-0, 53 knockouts) pulverized Kubrat Pulev (20-1, 11 KOs), knocking him out in the fifth round with a lethal left hook. Klitschko’s victory marked his 17th consecutive title defense. He is third in line behind Joe Louis (25) and Larry Holmes (20). At 38, Klitschko seems unbeatable. Eight years into his reign, he has dominated his division more than any other active champion today. He holds the IBF, WBA, and WBO titles, but remains one belt away from realizing his most immediate goal, unifying the heavyweight crown.
  • Falcons hold off Panthers, move into first-place tie

    11/16/2014 2:04:55 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 12 replies
    NFL ^ | November 16, 2014 | Dan Hanzus
    The Atlanta Falcons aren't dead -- far from it. Mike Smith's team moved into a first-place tie in the lumpy NFC South with a 19-17 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Our takeaways: 1. Give the Falcons credit: They could have folded after Cam Newton led the Panthers on a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown drives, turning a 16-3 Atlanta lead into a 17-16 deficit. But Matt Ryan led the Falcons back down the field, got the go-ahead field goal from Matt Bryant, then held on defense with the help of Graham Gano, who missed a 46-yard kick, then had...
  • Will Muschamp out after season (HALLELUJAH!)

    11/16/2014 11:52:56 AM PST · by dfwgator · 45 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/16/2014 | Brett McMurphy
    Will Muschamp will not return as Florida's coach next season, the school announced Sunday.
  • Bones found in the Unterberg

    11/16/2014 6:25:30 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies ^ | 15 November 2014 | Sarah Cannings
    "I think this is now no chamois" Students see the Unterberg decades-old skeletal remains of a man. He could have been one of the first skiers. Investigators have even been possible clues to the identity of the dead. By Sarah Cannings Actually, the trip would have in the Unterberg just an exercise should be for students in Tübingen Cave AG, guided by the Salzburg cavers Georg Zagler. "I have them before that said that some people go missing in the lower mountain, and that you can always find bones of animals, so that they are not intended to scare," says...
  • Canadian Football League (CFL) Playoffs November 16, 2014

    11/16/2014 6:10:43 AM PST · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Game 1: Sun Nov 16 BC at Montreal 1:00 pm Weather cold, high around 38 degrees. Game 2: Sun Nov 16 Sas katchewan at Edmonton 4:30 pm Weather Cold, high around 20 degrees Winners to play at Hamilton (ON) or Calgary next weekend.
  • The Story Behind Foxcatcher: The Real-Life Murder of Dave Schultz

    11/15/2014 4:24:20 PM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    People ^ | November 14, 2014 | Tara Fowler
    Ever since he was a kid, Mark Schultz idolized his older brother. So when Dave Schultz was murdered in cold blood by his athletic sponsor, the eccentric millionaire John du Pont, Mark's entire world was turned upside down. "Losing Dave was like losing my anchor," Mark tells PEOPLE. "Dave was like a one-man cult and I was his follower. When he was killed, I was left floating free, wondering what to do." Mark recounts the story of his brother's senseless death in his new memoir Foxcatcher, out Nov. 18. The events are also the basis for a movie of the...
  • Congress Members Back Los Angeles For Olympics

    11/15/2014 2:28:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    (AP) ^ | November 15, 2014 11:13 AM
    Southern California lawmakers are backing Los Angeles to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that four local Congressional members — Xavier Becerra, Julia Brownley, Tony Cardenas and Judy Chu — sent a letter to the U.S. Olympic Committee.
  • Jose Canseco tweets about losing finger at poker

    11/15/2014 1:05:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2015
    Misfortune continues to deal hard-luck former slugger Jose Canseco a bad hand. Canseco said on Twitter Friday night that he was playing cards at poker tournament in Las Vegas Friday when his badly injured middle finger on his left hand fell off. The confessed steroid cheat accidentally shot himself in the hand last month while cleaning his gun at home. Doctors attempted to save it, apparently without success.
  • Too bad MVP doesn't stand for Most Victories in the Postseason (Clayton Kershaw, Mike Trout)

    11/14/2014 7:35:13 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 13, 2014 | Jeff Miller
    It was a milestone day around here, perhaps the greatest doubleheader sweep in Southland hardball history. Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw. American League and National League Most Valuable Players. The Angels and the Dodgers sitting alone atop the baseball world. In the middle of November. Too bad this isn’t the end of October.
  • For an F.S.U. Football Player, a Hit and Run Becomes Traffic Tickets

    11/14/2014 4:34:34 PM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    nytimes ^ | Nov. 14, 2014 | MIKE McINTIRE and WALT BOGDANICH
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In the early morning hours of Oct. 5, as this college town was celebrating another big football victory by Florida State University, a starting cornerback on the team drove his car into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by a teenager returning home from a job at the Olive Garden. Both cars were totaled. But rather than remain at the scene as the law requires, the football player, P. J. Williams, left his wrecked vehicle in the street and fled into the darkness along with his two passengers, including Ronald Darby, the team’s other starting cornerback.
  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: Legalize and Regulate Sports Betting

    11/14/2014 8:09:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/14/2014 | Adam Silver
    BETTING on professional sports is currently illegal in most of the United States outside of Nevada. I believe we need a different approach. For more than two decades, the National Basketball Association has opposed the expansion of legal sports betting, as have the other major professional sports leagues in the United States. In 1992, the leagues supported the passage by Congress of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, or Paspa, which generally prohibits states from authorizing sports betting. But despite legal restrictions, sports betting is widespread. It is a thriving underground business that operates free from regulation or oversight....
  • NBA's new player union chief Michele Roberts rips owners, calls salary cap 'un-American'

    11/13/2014 9:18:37 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | November 14, 2014 | Kelly Dwyer
    Sports fans who bristle at all manner of anti-capitalist leanings in the political or business world routinely side with leagues and team owners when it comes to capping salaries for players who could and usually should earn far more than they’re making. Sports fans who pair face-painting and American flag lapel pin-wearing suddenly turn into crusty old Bolsheviks when it comes to taking free-market enterprise out of the sports they love.
  • The College Football Czar: Week 12

    11/13/2014 7:16:45 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 11 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 13, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 12 Week eleven in review: Another national contender from the SEC took a hit, and this time not because they’re all playing each other. Instead, Auburn suffered an unlikely 41-38 upset against Texas A&M, which hadn’t really played a good game since the opening night of the season. Mind you, according to the SEC supremacy argument, this result only proves how tough the conference really is. Why, did you know that all three of the Aggies’ losses have also been to SEC opponents? In their nonconference schedule, they’ve pulverized four whimpering bags of cottage cheese,...
  • Mike Trout wins AL MVP (Finally)

    11/13/2014 3:16:59 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 34 replies
    MLB Network | 11/13/2014 | Me
    Trout wins his first MVP.
  • Alvin Dark, Giants' Shortstop and Manager, Dies at 92

    11/13/2014 3:04:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 13, 2014 | Richard Goldstein
    Alvin Dark, who was an All-Star shortstop and captain of the New York Giants' pennant-winning teams in the 1950s and later managed the team to a pennant in San Francisco, but who later found himself shadowed by controversy over his attitude toward black and Latino players, died on Thursday at his home in Easley, S.C. He was 92.
  • Florida State's Jameis Winston hearing delayed two weeks

    11/13/2014 7:25:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | November 12, 2014 | Kevin Vaughan
    A hearing to determine whether Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston violated Florida State University rules the night he was accused of rape has been delayed two weeks, FOX Sports has learned. The hearing had originally been scheduled for next week, but an attorney advising Winston asked for a delay in the proceedings and it was granted by the retired Florida Supreme Court judge who was brought in to hear the case. Major Harding, the former judge, pushed it back to Dec. 1 after a conference call Wednesday afternoon with representatives of both Winston and the woman who alleged that he...
  • Wanted: Shovelers to remove snow starting today at TCF Stadium

    11/12/2014 5:09:19 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 34 replies ^ | 11/12/14 | Paul Walsh
    ~SNIP~ "Those willing to pitch in are being instructed to show up at the Lincoln County entrance and bring two forms of ID, with one being either a Social Security card or a birth certificate. Also, you must be 18 or older." ~SNIP~
  • College Football Playoff Ranking - Nov 11

    11/12/2014 6:07:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | November 11, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: Miss State2: Oregon3: FSU4: TCU5: 'Bama6: ASU7: Baylor8: THE Ohio State University9: Auburn10: Ole Miss
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 11]

    11/12/2014 5:59:59 AM PST · by Bender2 · 221 replies
    Week 11 Bye teams: Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets Thursday, Nov. 13 Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. Denver Broncos vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. Oakland Raiders vs. San...
  • Martin Jacobson Wins the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event for $10,000,000!

    11/12/2014 1:34:22 AM PST · by Wingy · 2 replies
    Poker News ^ | 11/12/2014 | Donnie Peters
    He's never won a major live poker tournament. He's second to last in chips to start the final table. He's too quiet to become the leading poker ambassador. No player from Sweden has ever won this tournament. Those were all rumblings heard throughout the poker world about Martin Jacobson in the months leading up to the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event final table. When it was all said and done, though, the man from Sweden proved to be the last player standing, topping poker's greatest event to win his first WSOP gold bracelet and the massive $10 million...
  • Lakers Shooting Guard Wayne Ellington’s Father Fatally Shot In Philadelphia

    11/11/2014 5:55:06 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies ^ | November 11, 2014 3:33 PM
    Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Wayne Ellington has been granted an indefinite leave of absence Tuesday following the murder of his father Sunday night in Philadelphia. “My family and I are devastated by the news of my father’s murder on Sunday night in Philadelphia,” Ellington said in a statement. “We appreciate everyone’s support and ask that you respect the privacy of our family during this very difficult time.” Ellington’s father, 57-year-old Wayne Ellington Sr., was apparently shot while sitting in his car Sunday night by an unknown gunman and he died later at a hospital, according to “Our players...
  • Nascar SCS Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Spdwy Sunday November 16 on ESPN at 3:00 PM ET

    11/11/2014 5:21:35 PM PST · by ican'tbelieveit · 230 replies
  • With ballet slippers, a Starr was born (unique professional wrestler Ricki Starr died September 20)

    11/11/2014 1:58:35 PM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | October 1, 2014 | Steve Johnson
    When Greg Oliver and I conceived of The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: Heroes & Icons in 2007, Ricki Starr was one of the guys we targeted from the beginning. At the time, Starr was more than 40 years removed from his heyday as a star in North American wrestling circles. But he had never told the story of how he used a pair of ballet slippers to ascend from lowly opening matches in Texas gyms to the top rank of pop culture superstardom... With Starr's death after a brief illness Sept. 20 in London at 83, we'll never get...
  • Friday Night Lights for Real ($58 MM HS Football Stadium)

    11/11/2014 8:01:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 10, 2014 | Adam Chandler
    The only thing bigger than high-school football in Texas is the caricature of high-school football in Texas that persists everywhere else. And so, as the dust settles from an election that featured ballot measures to bar Sharia law in Alabama and permit the use of sugary bait to hunt bears in Maine, it should come as little surprise that voters in the southeast corner of the Lone Star State decided to splurge on a $58 million high-school football stadium. Part of a massive $748 million bond, the new stadium in Katy, Texas, is actually a scaled-down version of a previous...
  • Germany squad presented with Silver Laurel Leaf

    11/10/2014 1:50:50 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper ^ | 10 November 2014 | Ap Reporter and Karolos Grohmann
    The president of Germany has decorated the nation's World Cup-winning squad with the country's highest honour for sports, after their tournament victory in Brazil this summer. President Joachim Gauck, joined by Chancellor Angela Merkel, presented the players with the Silver Laurel Leaf in a ceremony at the head of state's Bellevue Palace after describing their efforts in South America as a 'convincing performance that is recognised ungrudgingly by all its opponents.' Speaking a day after the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Gauck noted that Germany's fourth World Cup is its first as a reunited nation -...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, November 9th, 2014.

    11/09/2014 5:03:04 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 51 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, November 9th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Deion Sanders on Michael Sam: Gay ‘Could Be’ a Choice – ‘The God I Know Don’t Make Mistakes’

    11/08/2014 7:38:12 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/07/2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    When questioned about openly homosexual football player Michael Sam, Pro Football Hall of Famer and CBS Sports analyst Deion Sanders said that gay “could be” a choice and added that, “The God I know don’t make mistakes.” In a Nov. 7 interview preview on, an online program, host Larry King asked Sanders what he thought about Michael Sam, who was drafted by the St. Louis Rams and later released, and then picked for the Dallas Cowboys practice squad and not long thereafter also released. Sanders, who is also a commentator for the NFL Network, said, “You know what, I...

    11/07/2014 8:53:14 PM PST · by Chode · 29 replies
    11/7/2014 | Chode
    São Paulo Race Date: 09 Nov 2014 Circuit Name: Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace First Grand Prix: 1973 Number of Laps: 71 Circuit Length: 4.309 km Race Distance: 305.909 km Lap Record: 1:11.473 - JP Montoya (2004)
  • 13 U.S. senators write to Sunil Gulati, Sepp Blatter opposing WWC turf (Women's World Cup)

    11/07/2014 12:36:49 PM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    SI ^ | November 7, 2014 | Grant Wahl
    Thirteen U.S. senators have signed letters to U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati and FIFA president Sepp Blatter urging them to support the use of natural grass fields at next year’s Women’s World Cup in Canada, has learned. As of now, all six WWC venues are set to have artificial turf fields. It would be the first time a senior men’s or women’s World Cup was not played on natural grass. A group of top women’s players from around the world, led by U.S. forward Abby Wambach and Germany World Player of the Year Nadine Angerer, has brought a case...
  • NBA Basketball: LeBron James Doesn't Look The Same, And No One Can Figure Out Why

    11/07/2014 8:19:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/7/2014 | Tony Manfred
    LeBron James isn't looking like LeBron James right now.This may or may not mean anything. The Cleveland Cavaliers — who added LeBron, Kevin Love, Shawn Marion, and Mike Miller in the offseason — are in the embryonic stage of their development. Also, 80% of LeBron is better than pretty much every other player in the NBA. But LeBron is definitely off. He hasn't been the overpowering physical force he was in Miami early in his second stint with the Cavaliers. There are a wide variety of theories for why — age? weight loss? injury? master plan? — but no single...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 11

    11/06/2014 6:41:00 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 6, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 11 Week ten in review: It was a tough week for the Mississippi schools, with top-ranked MSU slipping past Arkansas 17-10 on an interception in the end zone, and #4 Ole Miss losing a hard-fought 35-31 game to Auburn, with WR Laquon Treadwell suffering a broken leg on the decisive play. There were a handful of other key injuries during the week. Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah left the first half against Purdue with a sprained knee, but the injury is being characterized as mild, and with a timely idle week to rest up, he...