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  • 100-Feet-Tall Wave Largest Ever Surfed

    01/31/2013 5:44:43 AM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 6 replies
    The Big Picture, at Ritholtz.com website ^ | January 31, 2013 | Washington's Blog
    Garrett McNamara of Hawaii rode a giant wave in Nazaré, Portugal yesterday. It was claimed to be 100 feet high, although the Guinness Book of World Records has not yet confirmed the measurement (the official measurement is usually smaller than initial estimates). Nazaré has unusual conditions for making huge waves … an undersea trench narrows right before the shore, shooting the sea up to the sky at the last minute.
  • Legendary quarterback Dan Marino 'fathered love child with CBS employee in 2005 - and paid her

    01/31/2013 5:41:58 AM PST · by Perdogg · 40 replies
    Legendary quarterback Dan Marino fathered a secret lovechild with a junior network employee and paid her millions of dollars to keep it quiet, it emerged today. The former Miami Dolphins star cheated on Claire, his wife of 28 years, with Donna Savattere, a production assistant at CBS Sports.
  • Kwame Harris: Chris Culliver Is Spreading Hate

    01/30/2013 7:09:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 | Updated 5:28 PM PST | Raj Mathai
    Kwame Harris has responded to Chris Culliver’s comments on gays in the NFL. The former 49er and openly gay football player is responding to Culliver’s suggestion that gay players would not be welcome in the team's locker room. “It’s surprising that in 2013 Chris Culliver would use his 15 minutes to spread vitriol and hate. I recognize that these are comments that he may come to regret and that he may come to see that gay people are not so different than straight people,” Harris told NBC Bay Area exclusively. Harris was outed as a gay man just this week....
  • 16 Mascots Who Really Don't Give A $#!%

    01/29/2013 7:21:34 PM PST · by Kolath · 10 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 1/29/2013 | Matt Kiebus
    What happens when the guy in the costume stops being cute and starts getting real.
  • A coach's commitment, a player's promise (heartwarming story)

    01/29/2013 4:03:44 PM PST · by llevrok · 3 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/29/2013 | Jayson Jenks
    Derek Brown quietly walked into Auburn Riverside's gym last summer preceded by a swirl of hype. Friends and basketball players who knew Derek had slipped first-year Riverside coach Jason Brown reports on the high school team's new transfer. He attacks the basket like a madman. He can shoot. He's going to take somebody's spot. "Of course," Jason says now, "you always have to take that with a grain of salt." Jason had yet to see the mysterious transfer who spent much of the previous year on Beamer's bench. All he knew was hearsay: Derek could play and his mom died...
  • Report: Ray Lewis Used Banned Substance To Recover From Torn Triceps

    01/29/2013 12:58:58 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Ray Lewis’ final season and Baltimore’s run through the AFC to the Super Bowl has been described as destiny or a fateful miracle, but it appears as though Lewis’ recovery from a torn triceps was aided by the use of a banned substance. Sports Illustrated reported that among Lewis’ many treatments for his torn triceps, suffered Oct. 14, was a deer-antler spray, which is banned by the NFL. Philly.com published quotes from the SI article from phone conversations between Lewis and Mitch Ross, the owner of “Sports with Alternatives to Steroids” (S.W.A.T.S.).
  • Report: Ray Lewis Used Banned Substance From Deer-Antler Extract

    01/29/2013 10:33:49 AM PST · by mmichaels1970 · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/29/2013 | Tony Lee
    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis may have used a banned substance to recover from his torn triceps in order to come back and play this season. According to a report in Sports Illustrated, Lewis contacted a company to obtain a "a deer-antler velvet extract after tearing his triceps in October."
  • Boxer Florentino Fernandez dies at 76

    01/28/2013 9:59:24 PM PST · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | January 28, 2013 | Santos A. Perez
    Florentino Fernandez, whose entertaining brawling style helped him become one of the top middleweight contenders and popular local fighters of the 1960s, died of a heart attack Monday morning in Miami, his son, Florentino Jr., said. Fernandez was 76.
  • Bikram – is it too hot to handle?

    01/28/2013 7:54:19 AM PST · by Perdogg · 3 replies
    Just when you thought yoga couldn’t get any hotter – because it seems everyone is doing it – here comes a New York insider’s guide to the practice that is causing devotees to think again. In his investigation into Bikram, the most fashionable and extreme form of yoga, that is conducted in rooms of scorching heat, writer Benjamin Lorr warns that potential followers must go into it with eyes open: this is a fitness regime that should come with a health warning.
  • VIDEO: Kenneth Faried expresses support of gay civil unions

    01/27/2013 6:39:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | January 27, 2013
    Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried has breached protocol for most professional athletes, taking a stand on an issue still controversial throughout the United States. Appearing in a video posted Friday, Faried introduced the world to his two moms, his birth mother and her partner, and proceeded to make the case for same-sex civil unions. One excerpt: I support civil union because it gives…gays and lesbians the right to make decision on their own if they want to get married and let them choose who they want to be with. Even straight people have drama and stuff, but i really don’t...
  • Negative narrative about Penn State starting to change, Franco Harris says

    01/26/2013 9:52:14 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 61 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | 1-26-13 | Mark Wogenrich
    Franco Harris doesn't believe the NCAA sanctions against Penn State will stand, nor is he convinced that the trials of former Penn State officials will occur. Further, the former Penn State running back said, he sees opinions shifting about his alma mater's role in the Jerry Sandusky scandal. "The narrative is starting to change," Harris said Friday. "The [grand jury] presentment and the Freeh Report are falling apart. The NCAA [sanctions], that will fall apart. There will be no trials for [Tim] Curley and [Gary] Schultz. There's no case. We're starting to find the truth." More than 200 turned...
  • San Francisco Officials Prepare For Super Bowl, Hope To Avoid Violence

    01/25/2013 5:17:18 PM PST · by Michael.SF. · 9 replies
    CBS Bay Area news ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | CBS News
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco city officials preparing for the 49ers’ Super Bowl game against the Baltimore Ravens are hoping to avoid a repeat of the violence and vandalism that marred World Series celebrations last year. A total of 36 people were arrested during post-game celebrations in October after the San Francisco Giants’ World Series victory against the Detroit Tigers, 23 of them for felonies. Celebrants lit a number of bonfires in the middle of Mission Street, broke windows and, in one notorious incident, set a Muni 8X-Bayshore Express bus on fire at Market and Kearny streets.
  • Former Viking Fred Smoot: Urine big trouble now

    01/25/2013 8:55:56 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-25-13 | Kevin Cusick
    Former Viking Fred Smoot has come a long way since the 2005 Love Boat incident. Or maybe not. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) Related Fred Smoot played only two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, but he'll never be forgotten thanks to his history-making role planning the team's 2005 sex cruise on Lake Minnetonka. The cornerback hasn't played in the NFL since 2009, but he's still making a splash. Smoot was arrested on drunken driving charges on Dec. 30 in Washington, D.C. That's bad. He then proceeded to wet his pants in the police station. That's worse. Police detected "a strong odor of...
  • Harbaugh parents brace for ‘thrill of victory’ and ‘agony of defeat’

    01/24/2013 12:52:13 PM PST · by MDJohnPaul · 4 replies
    The Catholic Review ^ | Jan. 24, 2013 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    When the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers on Thanksgiving night in 2011 – and John Harbaugh beat younger brother, Jim, in the first-ever NFL matchup of coaching brothers – Jack Harbaugh peeked into the Ravens’ locker room after the game. Jack Harbaugh, John and Jim’s father, was impressed by how ecstatic everyone was. There was nothing but celebration and smiling faces. “I thought to myself, we really aren’t needed here,” Jack Harbaugh recalled, speaking to local and national media during a Jan. 24 conference call. He walked across the hallway at the Baltimore football stadium. The mood in...
  • Chicken wing shortage threatens Super Bowl Sunday

    01/24/2013 7:47:01 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    New York Post via Fox News ^ | January 24, 2013
    First it was bacon, now it's chicken wings. With less than two weeks to go before the big game, football fans may find it a bit harder to find their favorite Super Bowl snack. The National Chicken Council released a report that said the demand for wings this year is at “an all-time high” due to decreased wing production caused by the high cost of corn and feed prices. Wings are currently the highest priced portion of a chicken and cost $2.11 a pound in the Northeast, up 12 percent from last year.
  • Emmert's NCAA loses more credibility after Miami misstep

    01/23/2013 6:20:13 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    cnnsi ^ | 1-23-13 | Stewert Mandel
    During a teleconference on Wednesday to discuss an embarrassing breach of conduct in the NCAA enforcement department's investigation of Miami, a reporter prefaced his question to Mark Emmert with a courtesy: "Good afternoon, how are you?" "I've had better days," the NCAA president replied. For your sake, Mark, here's hoping you've had a better 26 months.
  • Lingerie Football League shedding lingerie, and not in the fun way

    01/23/2013 4:39:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    philly.com ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013, 2:26 PM
    the Lingerie Football League has announced plans to rename itself the “Legends Football League.” As part of the move, the LFL will be ditching the thing that made the league noteworthy in the first place: lingerie. Other changes include new team logos absent of "sexy female figures," redesigned shoulder pads to increase protection, and changing their slogan from "True Fantasy Football" to "Women of the Gridiron." The players will no longer wear modified bras, panties, and garters while playing tackle football on turf (ouch!), instead favoring more traditional performance wear which will “replace all lingerie aspects” of the league’s uniforms....
  • Crimson Trace Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/23/2013 1:16:21 PM PST · by Cacique500 · 25 replies
    For Immediate Release: Janurary 22, 2013 Crimson Trace Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show (Wilsonville, OR) - Crimson Trace Corporation, the industry leader in laser sighting systems for personal defense, announces their withdrawl from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show February 2nd- 10th in Harrisburg, PA. Despite five years of attendance to serve the over 200,000 consumers in the Harrisburg and surrounding areas for one of the largest outdoor shows in the country, Crimson Trace stands with their industry partners and the NRA, who have decided not to attend in reaction to the decision from Reed Exhibition on displaying...
  • Sportsmen's Show Sole Remaining Sponsors: Progressive & Comcast (Boycott Working!!!)

    01/22/2013 1:12:19 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 52 replies
    January 22, 2013 | ConservativeInPA
    It looks more and more like Flo from Progressive Insurance will be watching the Bloomberg Network on Comcast by herself at the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show. This comes after Reed Exhibitions, a UK based company, prohibited the display and sale of certain tactical weapons, high-cap magazines and would not allow vendors to display logos of some American manufacturers that vendors sell. A boycott of the show by conservative sportsmen and businesses throughout the country continues to gain momentum. The show originally had Cabelas, The Outdoors Channel as sponsors, now the sole remaining sponsors are Progressive Insurance and Comcast -...
  • [NFL] Hall of Fame finalists: Warren Sapp, Michael Strahan to Canton?

    01/22/2013 11:45:46 AM PST · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    This just in: Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and "the Evil Empire" didn't make it to the Super Bowl. OK, maybe you're up on the latest postseason news. But you might have missed the latest on the Pro Football Hall of Fame, where Brady will reside when it's all said and done. Ditto Belichick. Not all of the former players and contributors who were recently named to the Hall's list of finalists are that cut and dried. Take one of the headliners: Michael Strahan. Great player? No doubt. First-ballot Hall of Famer? We'll get to that.
  • Bob Backlund Named 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee (along with Mick Foley)

    01/22/2013 11:40:49 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | January 21, 2013 | Joseph Zucker
    Wrestling legend Bob Backlund has been named as the next entrant into the WWE Hall of Fame... He joins Mick Foley in the Hall of Fame Class of 2013.
  • Backwards Bowling Style

    01/21/2013 10:43:31 AM PST · by rocky50 · 3 replies
    This guy has almost a 200 point average bowling backwards.
  • Eastern Sportsmen's Show Boycott Steamrolling (Show Your Support Now)

    01/21/2013 9:21:05 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 26 replies
    http://www.easternsportshow.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | ConservativeInPA
    Reed Exhibitions, a UK based company, has prohibited the display and sale of tactical rifles, high-cap magazines and certain other accessories as well as the display of official logos and trademarks of some American gun related manufacturers at the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show (aka Sportsmen's Show). The Sportsmen's Show is an annual event held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA the first week of February. The event sees in excess of 250,000 patrons and has been billed as the largest outdoors show in the world. But NOT this year.The show originally had four major sponsors; Cabela's,...
  • Harbaughs, not Mannings, will battle

    01/20/2013 6:39:41 PM PST · by re_nortex · 26 replies
    FoxSports ^ | Jan 16, 2013 11:52 AM ET | Pete Schrager
    ...But I’m still going with a Brother vs. Brother Super Bowl. Yes, I love the road teams on Sunday. Throw the point spreads, the recent history, and the home crowds away. In Harbaugh(s), I trust.
  • Michigan Fisherman Hooks 3-Pound, 15-Inch Long Goldfish (PHOTO)

    01/20/2013 10:30:39 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    NYDN ^ | Saturday, January 19 | Michael Walsh
    Michigan fisherman hooks 3-pound, 15-inch long goldfish Mike Martin caught the large goldfish while ice fishing at Lake St. Clair in Michigan. He says he plans to eventually mount the catch, which has become an international sensation. Mike Martin, 25, set out onto the icy surface of Lake St. Clair, a freshwater lake between Michigan and Ontario, on Jan. 11. The temperature was beginning to rise and there was a feeling in the air that it might be his last ice fishing opportunity for a while. He cut a circle in the ice and dropped his line into the familiar...
  • Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show Boycott - The List Grows (Vanity)

    01/20/2013 8:42:56 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 19 replies
    http://www.easternsportshow.com ^ | January 20, 2013 | ConservativeInPa
    The Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show (aka Sportsmen's Show) to be held in Harrisburg, PA beginning February 2, recently decided to prohibit vendors from displaying and selling tactical weapons and high-cap magazines.Since then, a growing list of vendors and thousands of sportsmen have decided to boycott the show (myself included).The show has four anchor vendors; Cabela's, Outdoor Channel, Progressive Insurance and Comcast. Cabela's decided yesterday to boycott the show. Since then a number of other vendors have decided to do the same. I really have to wonder if Progressive Insurance and Comcast, two very liberal companies, are the two companies...
  • NFL Championship Sunday thread - January 20th, 2013

    01/20/2013 7:46:41 AM PST · by Perdogg · 81 replies
    at (+4, O/U 48.5), 300pm EST - Fox TV. Weather N/A Dome at (-7.5, O/U 51.5), 630pm EST - CBS TV. Weather cold, around 36°
  • USFA ZiP .22 Review

    01/20/2013 5:26:35 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 33 replies
    Petersen's Hunting ^ | January 11, 2013 | Mike Schoby
    I first saw the USFA ZiP .22 on USFA’s website and it immediately caught my attention. Why? Well, for starters it is unique—very unique. It captures the imagination, finding something truly new in firearms development is a bit of a rarity. John Browning and Paul Mauser can still say that most firearms are mere modifications of designs they pioneered 100 years ago. So on that merit alone, I wanted to check out this pistol. Secondly, being mainly polymer and uber-lightweight, this gun fills a niche for the survival crowd. It would fit easily in a backpack, truck or tackle box,...
  • Hitler Reacts to Manti Te'o Hoax

    01/18/2013 8:14:46 PM PST · by ZirconEncrustedTweezers · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/18/2013 | aunoonan
    The fuehrer received some very troubling news about his favorite team, the Fighting Irish.
  • Exclusive: Woman tried new hoax in December call to Te'o

    01/18/2013 7:28:09 PM PST · by iowamark · 28 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | January 18, 2013 | Ferd Lewis
    Manti Te'o has told family and friends that the woman who was the voice of his fictitious girlfriend “Lennay Kekua” called him in December and said she had to fake her own death months earlier to elude drug dealers, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser has learned. The woman, who has yet to be identified, tried to re-engage a relationship with Te‘o months after she supposedly had died of leukemia in early September, the Notre Dame All-American linebacker has told the people close to him. The account was shared with the Star-Advertiser by a source close to the Te‘o family. According to the...
  • What Te'o, Armstrong, and Steubenville Say About the Media Coverage of Paterno/Penn State

    01/17/2013 1:52:06 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 26 replies
    The Framing of Joe Paterno ^ | 1-17-13 | John Ziegler
    I do know however that I am even more sure than ever that the media, as proven by Te’o, Armstrong, and Steubenville, is simply not to be trusted on any story where they become enamored with the narrative and is particularly vulnerable to being completely fooled on a "perfect storm" story like the Sandusky scandal. In other words, I was always confident that we were correct, but the events of the past couple of weeks have made me morally certain of it. Unlike with Sally Jenkins and Buzz Bissinger, that doesn’t happen unless I am right.
  • Mavericks Surf Contest Called for Sunday

    01/16/2013 7:10:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 | Lori Preuitt
    Surf's up as the Mavericks big wave surfing contest is called for this weekendThe Mavericks Invitational will be held Sunday, according to texts that have been received by contestants and other leaders of the surfing contest. Contest founder Jeff Clark confirmed the news just before 2 p.m. “The waves are going to be insane, the weather is going to be beautiful, and the level of surfing will break new ground,” Clark said. Mavericks will begin at 8 a.m. to coincide with a forecast of large west-northwest swell. The news means 24 of the world's best surfers will be making their...
  • Manti Te’o’s (ND Linebacker) Dead Girlfriend...is A Hoax

    01/16/2013 2:20:45 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 27 replies
    deadspin ^ | 1-16-13 | Timothy Burke and Jack Dickey
    Notre Dame's Manti Te'o, the stories said, played this season under a terrible burden. A Mormon linebacker who led his Catholic school's football program back to glory, Te'o was whipsawed between personal tragedies along the way. In the span of six hours in September, as Sports Illustrated told it, Te'o learned first of the death of his grandmother, Annette Santiago, and then of the death of his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua. Kekua, 22 years old, had been in a serious car accident in California, and then had been diagnosed with leukemia. SI's Pete Thamel described how Te'o would phone her in...
  • Guardiola to Manage Bayern Munich

    01/16/2013 9:52:15 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies
    wsj.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | JOSHUA ROBINSON
    Bayern Munich confirmed on Wednesday that Pep Guardiola has signed a three-year contract to become the German club's new manager, starting in July. The announcement put an end to the biggest managerial chase in soccer, as several major European clubs had reportedly courted him during his one-year sabbatical from the game. "We are very pleased that we have succeeded in bringing Pep Guardiola, who was courted by many famous clubs, to Bayern," said the club's chief executive, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. "Pep Guardiola is one of the most successful coaches in the world and we are sure that he can bring a...
  • Wager-Losing Denver Mayor Hurt Doing 'Squirrel Dance'

    01/15/2013 3:28:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    nfl.com ^ | Jan. 15, 2013 | Marc Sessler
    Denver mayor Michael Hancock has paid dearly for the Denver Broncos' playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The Broncos' 38-35 defeat in double overtime Saturday dropped Hancock into the loss column of a bet he made with Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Along with shipping a crate of dry-aged "cowboy cut" rib-eye steaks to Baltimore's political leader, Hancock was tasked with performing a public rendition of the "squirrel dance," the pregame routine made famous by Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. Those plans are on hold after Hancock hurt himself Monday night preparing for the jig. Vote for the top 10 plays of...
  • The Will to Make Tough, But Correct Decisions: Harbaugh and McCarthy [NFL]

    01/15/2013 7:24:24 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 10 replies
    The Sports Economist ^ | January 14, 2013 | Brian Goff
    Related to the prior post on managerial decision making [4th Downs and Beyond: Coaches as Optimizers], Jim Harbaugh has finally won over almost all his critics for his decision to hand the starting QB job to Colin Kaepernick as Jim Trotter from SI.com discusses.  For me, the most interesting part of this is Harbaugh’s willingness to flout conventional thinking and management his resources.  Replacing your winning QB with an young and untested QB is the kind of thinking that will get media and former players screaming if it doesn’t work out, just like going (and failing) for 4th down on...
  • Epic Seahawks Meltdown by 10 Year Old

    01/13/2013 7:54:38 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 54 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | January 13, 2013 | Dennis Glasgow
    My 10-year-old Daughter has become a huge Seahawks Fan. So much, that she broke down after the incredible Seahawks playoff comeback in ATL, only to see them lose on a last-second FG.
  • 2013 NFL Conference Championship Schedules, Sunday January 20th, 2013

    01/13/2013 7:12:16 PM PST · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    at (+3.5 - O/U 48) Fox TV 3pm EST- Weather - N/A Dome. at (-9.5 - O/U 51) CBS TV 630pm EST- Weather - Cold, Upper 20s/Low 30s 10% Chance of Snow
  • Information on 45-70 lever guns

    01/13/2013 5:54:45 AM PST · by TexasM1A · 74 replies
    Morning folks, I was wondering if any of you have had any experience with .45-70 chambered rifles. I am in the market for one but I truly know next to nothing about them. Most of the people I would normally go to for information regarding a firearm are in a the same boat as me, they have no knowledge of these firearms. I have been searching the internet but have found few places/people that break down the pros and cons of the various models/manufacturers. I would like some thing that is competition legal, but competitive shooting is not the reason...
  • Niners advance to NFC championship [Colin Kaepernick sets Rushing record for a QB]

    01/12/2013 8:39:25 PM PST · by kik5150 · 97 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 01/12/13 | None
    Most rushing yards by a quarterback, game: 183, Colin Kaepernick 1-12-2013. Game still in progress.
  • Cow pies become cobra in Siberian village

    01/13/2013 2:49:32 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 10 replies
    upi ^ | Jan. 12, 2013
    MOSCOW, - A giant cobra made out of cattle dung was created to entertain children in a Siberian village during the frigid winter months, its 52-year-old sculptor says. "I made it so the kids could play around and have some fun," said Mikhail Bopposov, a native of the Siberian republic of Yakutia, RIA Novosti reported Friday. The 880-pound sculpture shows the snake coiled and its hood spread. It's displayed in the village of Yolba, about 125 miles east of the republic's capital, Yakutsk. Bopposov is the building manager for the village school and gets his art supplies from the 17...
  • NBC Sports set to air four games live from 2013 National Curling Championships (Feb 15-16)

    01/12/2013 8:12:08 PM PST · by Kolath · 16 replies
    USA Curling ^ | 01/12/2012 | Terry Kolesar
    STEVENS POINT, Wis.) - Twelve hours of live playoff action from the 2013 USA Curling National Championships presented by Brooms Up Curling Supplies will be broadcast on Universal Sports and NBC Sports Network. On Friday, Feb. 15, Universal Sports will air both the women's semifinal and the men's semifinal games live. The women's game is set for 3 p.m. ET with the men's game following at 9 p.m. ET. On Saturday, Feb. 16, the championship finals take center stage. NBC Sports Network will air the women's gold-medal match at 10 a.m. ET followed by the men's gold-medal final at 4...
  • God punishes Denver for cutting Tebow

    01/12/2013 5:59:10 PM PST · by Perdogg · 118 replies
    Baltimore wins in double overtime 38-35 after Peyton Manning throws an interception. Was Pat Robertson correct?
  • NFL Divisional Playoffs - January 12-13, 2013

    01/12/2013 12:40:48 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 132 replies
    Me | Saturday, January 12, 2013
  • Fundraiser on Saturday will help out-of-work baseball scouts

    01/11/2013 12:33:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 10, 2013 | Dylan Hernandez
    Baseball's emphasis on statistical analysis has led to the loss of jobs among scouts. The gala in Century City will feature Vin Scully, Don Mattingly, Tom Lasorda and other baseball greats.
  • Nate Silver Predicts Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl [VIDEO]

    01/10/2013 4:56:54 PM PST · by Third Person · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 10, 2013 | ESPN
    Nate Silver discusses his Super Bowl prediction with Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless.
  • Jaguars fire Mularkey after team's worst season

    01/10/2013 8:49:23 AM PST · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    The Jacksonville Jaguars fired coach Mike Mularkey Thursday after just one season, the worst in franchise history. New general manager David Caldwell made the announcement, giving him a clean slate heading into 2013. Caldwell said he made the move just 48 hours after he was hired because he wants to immediately explore every avenue possible to turn the Jaguars around.
  • Special Olympics To Raffle Off $4M Sherman Oaks [Cal]Dream House

    01/09/2013 4:11:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | January 9, 2013 12:50 PM
    SHERMAN OAKS (CBSLA.com) — Special Olympics Southern California is raffling off a $4 million Sherman Oaks estate or a cash payout of $2 million during its fourth annual Dream House raffle, which kicks off Wednesday. The proceeds from the raffle of the 7,500-square-foot Mediterranean-style custom home will benefit 12,000 SOSC athletes. Tickets are $150. The final raffle entry deadline is May 24, but for those who want to participate in monthly early-bird drawings, the deadlines are: Feb. 15, March 15 and April 12. The 2012 Dream House raffle netted more than $850,000. For more information about prizes and to see...
  • Bonds, Clemens Denied Spot In Hall Of Fame

    01/09/2013 11:12:23 AM PST · by massmike · 87 replies
    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com ^ | 01/09/2013 | n/a
    Baseball writers didn't elect Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens into the Hall of Fame on Wednesday, making an apparent statement on their suspected use of performance-enhancing drugs. In fact, they failed to elect anyone, something that has only happened twice in the Hall's history. Since 1965, the only years the writers didn't elect a candidate were when Yogi Berra topped the 1971 vote by appearing on 67 percent of the ballots cast and when Phil Niekro headed the 1996 ballot at 68 percent. Both were chosen the following years when they achieved the 75 percent necessary for election. Also on...
  • Ride down ski slope in giant inflatable ball turns deadly in Russia

    01/09/2013 7:55:14 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Published January 09, 2013
    What was supposed to be a thrilling ride down a ski slope inside a giant inflatable ball ended in tragedy for the two Russian men inside. The transparent plastic ball -- called a zorb -- veered off course and sailed over a precipice in the rugged Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia. The man who died, 27-year-old Denis Burakov, was with friends at the Dombai ski resort, where they frequently went snowboarding, on Jan. 3 when he decided to take a ride in a zorb being operated next to a beginners' slope. His friend Vladimir Shcherbakov joined him. An eight-minute video...