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  • Angry LaVar Ball abruptly pulls sons out of Lithuania

    04/25/2018 1:30:35 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 25, 2018 | 3:14pm | Brian Lewis
    After feuding with his sons’ coach, LaVar Ball took his boys and went home. Again. As if this was ever going to end any other way. LaVar Ball yanked his sons LiAngelo and LaMelo out of Lithuania with two LKL games left in the season, according to local journalist Donatas Urbonas. And as almost anyone could have predicted going in, the issue was a spat with BC Vytautas head coach Virginijus Seskus.
  • Michael Vick to coach new professional football team coming to Atlanta

    04/25/2018 10:05:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    WSB - Atlanta ^ | 04/25/2018 | Staff
    ATLANTA - Former Atlanta Falcons superstar Michael Vick is returning to professional football. But he’s not going to be a part of the Falcons. Vick is going to be the offensive coordinator for a new team in The Alliance of American Football. [READ: Michael Vick will announce Falcons' second-round pick in NFL Draft] "I'm just looking forward to being the best offensive coordinator I can be," Vick told Channel 2's Anthony Amey . The former Falcons superstar will be the offensive coordinator of a new professional football team. We'll have coverage on Channel 2 Action News at Noon. The team...
  • Teens stop basketball game to kneel as funeral procession passes by

    04/24/2018 7:58:13 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 25 replies
    WSVN ^ | 4-24-2018 | Cherine Eurich
    BATON ROUGE, La. (WSVN) — A heartwarming photo is going viral, showing a group of young men stopping their basketball game in a show of respect for a passing funeral procession. Lynn Bienvenu and her sister Johanna Stroud traveled to Franklinton, Louisiana, in order to attend the funeral of their cousin, Velma Kay Crowe. As the funeral procession drove by a local middle school, a group of teenagers playing basketball stopped their game, dropping to their knees in an impromptu display of respect for the mourning family. The sisters were so moved by the gesture that they took a photo...
  • Former NRA President Doubles Down: Yeti Demanded NRA Cease Using Cooler Company Logo After Parkland

    04/24/2018 5:58:32 PM PDT · by Yogafist · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 24, 2018 | Awr Hawkins
    In early March, YETI refused to place a previously negotiated order from NRA-ILA, citing “recent events” as the reason – a clear reference to the tragedy in Parkland, Florida.
  • Olney: Giants should consider a Bumgarner blockbuster

    04/24/2018 2:33:15 PM PDT · by Mariner · 45 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 24th, 2018 | Buster Olney
    The San Francisco Giants played according to the script of their front office on Monday night. Chris Stratton, who is quickly establishing himself as a reliable force in the rotation, threw well against the Nationals, and there was some power, this time from Mac Williamson, who clubbed a baseball to a spot right-handed hitters almost never reach in AT&T Park. But if there are not a lot more good days for the Giants before the July 31 trade deadline -- if they drift out of contention in the National League West -- then the team should do everything it can...
  • How Nick Saban Keeps Alabama Football Rolling

    04/24/2018 11:17:08 AM PDT · by blam · 67 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-24-2018 | Brian O'keefe
    Nick Saban knows what he’s doing isn’t normal. The University of Alabama football coach is well aware that it’s anything but typical for one school to thoroughly dominate a major sport the way his Crimson Tide has ruled college football over the past decade. More to the point, he knows that it’s well outside the bounds of ordinary to expect 18- to 22-year-olds to win national championships—and then work even harder to get better. “To me it takes a completely different mindset to stay successful as opposed to what you have to do to build something to be successful,” says...
  • Angry Goose Attacks High School Golfer, Knocks Him to Ground

    04/24/2018 8:19:42 AM PDT · by ETL · 76 replies ^ | Apr 24, 2018
    A mama goose in a "fowl" mood went after a high school golfer in Michigan, knocking him to the ground for getting a little too close to her nest. The teen, Isaac Couling, suffered no serious injuries in the attack, but the photos - aired Tuesday morning on "Fox & Friends First" - have quickly gone viral.
  • The Science Behind How Sportsmanship Helped Desiree Linden Win Boston

    04/23/2018 3:08:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Runner's World ^ | April 22, 2018 | Kiera Carter
    There are a lot of things that make Desiree Linden’s victory at the 2018 Boston Marathon a race story for the ages. There’s the headline you’ve been seeing everywhere: She’s the first American woman to win the race in over three decades! And if you saw even a single picture taken on Marathon Monday, you know that she ran in some of the worst weather in the race’s history. (In case you didn’t, here are 15 pictures that captured the 2018 Boston Marathon.)Then, there’s the comeback component: Linden was two seconds away from victory at the 2011 Boston Marathon, and...
  • Brandon Belt sets record that is sure to make Rob Manfred upset

    04/22/2018 5:22:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 27 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | April 22nd, 2018 | Chris Cwik
    Since he took over as commissioner, Rob Manfred has made pace of play his biggest focus. He’s tried to implement new rules with the intention of speeding up every game. On Sunday, San Fransisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt threw a pretty large wrench into those plans. He set the record for the longest at-bat in Major League Baseball’s modern era. That’s right. Belt dragged out a 21-pitch at-bat against Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jaime Barria. That broke the previous record, which was set by Ricky Gutierrez, who turned in a 20-pitch at-bat against Bartolo Colón in 1998. As you...
  • Local rodeo invitational celebrates youth riders

    Save SIERRA VISTA — As guests started to fill the stands, food and drink in hand, standing on the other side of the arena is what the crowd came for at the Where They Buck Invitational Bull Riding Competition. The two-day competition kicked off — literally — Friday night at the Sierra Vista Riding Club arena with the junior riders facing off in a qualifying round for a larger match in Las Vegas. A small group of young bull riders competing Friday night stood behind a gate, adorned in traditional Western chaps and cowboy hats. The young cowboys all ranged...
  • NO-HITTER!!! Sean Manaea of the A's no-hits the Red-Sox

    04/21/2018 8:28:18 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 40 replies
    Sean Manaea of the A's no-hits the Bosox. The A's won 3-0!
  • Quick Hits: Towers, Portland, Stanton, Draft

    04/21/2018 7:30:08 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 10 replies
    The effort to bring a MLB team to Portland appears to be growing in seriousness, as Gordon Friedman of The Oregonian recently reported. Portland Diamond Project, the entity spearheading the effort, has submitted bids on two parcels that could potentially house 32,000-seat ballparks. Clearly, there’s still a long ways to go before anybody will be watching a major-league contest in Portland, but it’ll certainly be interesting to see whether that municipality (and a few others) end up as serious suitors for existing or expansion franchises.
  • UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee, Live Thread

    04/21/2018 3:59:57 PM PDT · by Impy · 12 replies
    On Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports Go, prelims at 8 Eastern, Main Card at 10 Eastern Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee in the main event Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson in the co-main
  • ‘Super Troopers 2’ Tops Amy Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’ (Marvel's Infinity War tracking $190-235m)

    04/20/2018 1:46:35 PM PDT · by ethom · 29 replies
    Variety ^ | April 20, 2018 7:52 | By Dave McNary
    Fox’s “Super Troopers 2” has topped Amy Schumer’s comedy “I Feel Pretty” with $1.4 million at 1,850 North American locations on Thursday night. STXfilms’ “I Feel Pretty” took in $1 million from 2,600 sites during Thursday previews. “Super Troopers 2” reunites the five stars of the original 2001 film — Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske, collectively known as Broken Lizard. The quintet plays profane Vermont state troopers with a penchant for pranks and feuding with other local law enforcement officers. The sequel, which was crowd-funded in 2015 with an impressive $4.4 million from fans...
  • Traina Thoughts: The Bad Ratings News Hasn't Gotten Any Better For ESPN's "Get Up"

    04/20/2018 12:29:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    SI ^ | April 20, 2018 | Jimmy Trania
    1. ESPN's new morning show, "Get Up," closed out its third week on the air today. Three weeks is still not a enough time to fully judge a show, but when it comes the ratings, the news is going from bad to worse for Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose. The debut episode drew 283,000 viewers. This Tuesday's episode drew 233,000 viewers while Wednesday's show pulled in 243,000 viewers. The show is not picking up viewers, which would've been expected with the NBA playoffs going on. The other problem for the World Wide Leader is that the show has...
  • Former Ohio State Football Coach Earle Bruce Dies at 87

    04/20/2018 9:47:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    AP ^ | April 20, 2018 | Staff
    Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce has died at his home in central Ohio. The College Football Hall of Fame member was 87. His four daughters released a statement Friday on the loss of ''a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and a respected coach to many.'' Bruce followed Woody Hayes as coach and compiled an 81-26-1 record. His teams won or shared in four Big Ten titles in between 1979 and 1987. He also coached at Tampa, Colorado State, Iowa State and of Northern Iowa. His career record was 154-90-2. He earlier coached high school football in Ohio.
  • New York Yankees Post Message of Support for Bullied 10-Year-Old Girl: 'We Got Your Back'

    04/20/2018 12:13:06 AM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    Inside Edition via MSN ^ | 19 Apr 2018 | Samantha Williams
    A 10-year-old girl from Pennsylvania received a special shout-out from the New York Yankees after sharing her experience of bullying in a heartbreaking video. The video shows Cassidy Slater, of Scranton, holding up sheets of paper describing the hardship she faces at her elementary school every day from bullies. "There's 4 of them and only 1 of me," she wrote....{snip} Among the video's many viewers were the New York Yankees. Some members of the team responded to her with a video of their own, using the same format with pieces of paper. The video started with Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia...
  • Legendary broadcaster Gil Santos passes away at the age of 80

    04/19/2018 8:32:21 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies ^ | 04/19/2018 | NBC Sports Boston Staff
    Legendary Patriots broadcaster Gil Santos passed away today on his birthday at the age of 80. The long-time voice of the Pats served in the booth for a total of 36 years, mostly alongside former Patriots kicker Gino Cappelletti. Santos also served as the morning sports anchor for WBZ-TV.
  • Shirtless Detroit Tigers fan goes viral

    04/19/2018 6:11:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    Sam Vosburgh, 60, nicknamed Chewbacca, says he rarely wears a shirt because he “runs hot.” “It's crazy, this is overwhelming I never expected this, I just went to watch the ballgame with my grandkids and my son in-law and all the sudden all this. It's overwhelming, it's beyond.” He was shocked to find out he had gone viral, because the Vosburgh said he goes to a lot of games and is almost always shirtless.
  • Erin Popovich Cause of Death: Wife of Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Dies Aged 67

    04/19/2018 9:51:18 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 12 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 4/19/18 | Dan Cancian
    Erin Popovich, the wife of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, died on Wednesday (April 18) at the age of 67 after a long battle with illness. The couple married four decades ago, while Gregg was serving as assistant coach at the Air Force Academy between 1973 and 1979. Erin is survived by her two children—Jill and Mickey—and two grandchildren.