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  • Ending North Korea trip, Dennis Rodman calls Kim an 'awesome guy'

    03/01/2013 10:28:57 AM PST · by Tyrannis · 24 replies
    Associated Press/ Fox News ^ | March 1, 2013 | N/A
    PYONGYANG, North Korea – Ending his unexpected round of basketball diplomacy in North Korea on Friday, ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman called leader Kim Jong Un an "awesome guy" and said his father and grandfather were "great leaders." Rodman, the highest-profile American to meet Kim since he inherited power from father Kim Jong Il in 2011, watched a basketball game with the authoritarian leader Thursday and later drank and dined on sushi with him. At Pyongyang's Sunan airport on his way to Beijing, Rodman said it was "amazing" that the North Koreans were "so honest." He added that Kim Jong Il...
  • Catholic Schools Appear To Be Taking Big East Name With Them

    03/01/2013 5:20:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    http://www.courant.com/ ^ | March 1, 2013 | Paul Doyle
    As the separation of the Big East Conference moved toward a conclusion, one question was hanging over the negotiations. Who owns the iconic name? Apparently, the answer is the seven departing Catholic schools. An ESPN.com report Thursday night said the seven schools will start their own league next season and will keep the Big East name. Big East commissioner Mike Aresco insisted as recently as last week that he hoped to retain the name, citing three decades and the name's attachment to the Bowl Championship Series level of football.
  • High school basketball player passes ball to mentally challenged player on other team (Video)

    02/27/2013 1:06:12 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    theCHIVE ^ | February 25, 2013 | Mac
    Full title: High school basketball player passes ball to mentally challenged player on the other team so he can score a basket (Video)
  • Rams Rookie Running Back Terrance Ganaway Spends Offseason Making Sandwiches at Texas Chain

    02/26/2013 6:41:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 | SEAN BRENNAN
    Ganaway, who was drafted by the Jets but was cut after rookie minicamp, jokingly tweeted that he was bored with his offseason and was looking for something to fill all those empty hours until Rams OTAs and training camp commence.You want fries with that? While most NFL players use the offseason for rest, relaxation and maybe some traveling, St. Louis Rams running back Terrance Ganaway has decided to spend his time away from the gridiron in a most unusual way — earning $7.50 an hour making sandwiches at Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches in Waco, Texas. Ganaway jokingly tweeted that he...
  • Florio: NFL Teams Want To Know If Manti Te’o Is Gay ( Buyer's remorse is Expensive)

    02/26/2013 8:21:53 AM PST · by STD · 39 replies
    CBS (a Cesspool Bioviation System) ^ | February 25, 2013 | Florio
    <p>After the fake girlfriend hoax exploded in January, Katie Couric asked Te’o if he was gay and the former Notre Dame linebacker nervously responded: ”No, far from it, far from it.”</p> <p>But according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, NFL teams are still wondering if Te’o is indeed gay and they want to know the answer.</p>
  • Photo of creature stirs controversy online

    02/25/2013 8:44:39 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 84 replies
    upi ^ | Feb. 24, 2013
    NEWARK, N.J., - A photo of a creature caught in a New Jersey river has been stirring controversy on the entertainment website Reddit over whether or not it is Photoshopped. The picture was posted on Reddit about a week ago by a user called "jlitch" with the headline "Friend also caught this fishing in NJ," The (Newark, N.J.,) Star-Ledger reported Sunday. Since it has been posted, it has been viewed more than 1.2 million times and has received more than 2,000 comments, some of which questioned the authenticity of the photo. Jlitch posted additional photos three days that shows a...
  • Terminal NASCAR fan fulfills dream of going to the Daytona 500, then passes away in infield

    02/24/2013 11:44:09 AM PST · by P.O.E. · 13 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 02/23/13 | Jay Busbee
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Three days, maybe a week. Three weeks ago, that's how much time doctors gave Mitch Zannette to live. Three days, maybe a week. What can you do in that time? How do you say goodbye to everyone and everything you've ever known? How do you close off a lifetime? Three days, maybe a week. If you know what you want out of life, it's enough time to write your own last chapter. So last week, Mitch Zannette checked himself out of hospice and headed to Florida to see the Daytona 500. He made it to the...
  • Race Fans Injured as Car Slams Fence in NASCAR Nationwide Race at Daytona

    02/23/2013 2:35:16 PM PST · by Lurkina.n.Learnin · 89 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/23/13 | Geoffrey Miller
    Kyle Larson (32) is airborne after a multi-car crash at Daytona. (AP) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – A terrific NASCAR Nationwide Series race turned tragic in its last few hundred feet Saturday at Daytona International Speedway when a race car crashed violently into the catchfence and injured several fans.
  • Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80

    02/18/2013 8:25:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 18, 2013 | David Wharton
    Jerry Buss, the longtime owner of the Lakers whose penchant for showmanship helped turn the game of basketball into “Showtime” and who led the team to 10 NBA championships, died Monday. He was 80.
  • Disc Golf Sunday Funday

    02/17/2013 2:44:53 PM PST · by UCANSEE2 · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 5,2013 | Melinda
    High above the the flood plains of the Missouri River, 28 men, women, and children gathered to participate in one of today's fastest growing sports. Disc Golf. The occasion was part of the LEGACY Tournament, put on by Patrick Smith, a local player and a heck of a great guy. These tournaments are scheduled about 2-3 weeks apart, and are held at various courses around our local area. Patrick is sponsoring these mini-tournaments in an effort to provide funds to the courses for improvements. The Course in this video doesn't yet have Flags on the Holes. If you aren't aware...
  • Danica Patrick wins Daytona 500 pole position

    02/17/2013 12:43:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 125 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 2/17/13
    Danica Patrick backed up her fast practice speeds during NASCAR Sprint Cup Daytona 500 qualifying on Sunday, taking the pole position for the race. Patrick was the eighth to go out in the session — and knocked teammate and Stewart-Haas Racing team co-owner Tony Stewart out of the pole position. Patrick's qualifying lap of 196.434 mph eclipsed the 195.925 mph lap of Stewart.
  • Vanity! Any recommendations on electronic earmuffs?

    02/17/2013 11:13:41 AM PST · by Wingy · 28 replies
    Vanity | 2/17/2013 | Wingy
    For years I have used a plain Jane set of earmuffs when target shooting, but it's time to step up to the newfangled electronic type. 60 year old ears deserve some pampering. That said, I was hoping that you good folks had some advice, recommendations, or warnings. You guys are the best at this sort of thing.
  • The Iron Dog 2013!

    02/17/2013 8:29:37 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 85 replies
    Iron Dog 2013 Website ^ | February 17th, 2013 | Iron Dog 2013
    FReepers!The Iron Dog 2013 Race is on.The first Iron Dog event started in 1984, in Big Lake following the Northern Route of the Historic Iditarod Trail to Nome. The event began as the “Iron Dog Iditarod”, but the name was quickly changed the next year to the “Gold Rush Classic”, in 1990 the race was recognized as the “Iron Dog Gold Rush Classic” for a decade until Tesoro Corporation became a title sponsor, thus recognizing the event as the “Tesoro Iron Dog”. Today, we simply refer to the race and ourselves as The Iron Dog. The event is sponsored by...
  • From national championship to jail for 4 Alabama football players (only suspended from team)

    02/15/2013 10:26:50 AM PST · by chessplayer · 43 replies
    According to police, Pettway, Hayes and Williams punched and kicked a student shortly after midnight Monday until he was unconscious, CNN affiliate WVTM reported. The student's backpack with an Apple Macbook Pro was stolen, police said. About an hour later, Williams allegedly beat up another student until he, too, lost consciousness and took his wallet, WTVM said. Hayes and Pettway waited in a vehicle, police said. Later that morning, Williams and Calloway used the second victim's debit card to buy snacks from a vending machine, police said. The football program suspended all four players indefinitely.
  • Oscar Pistorius 'shoots' girlfriend: Reeva Steenkamp tweeted Valentine's Day

    02/14/2013 4:18:31 AM PST · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Hours before the most romantic day of the year, Oscar Pistorius' model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp tweeted: "What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited #ValentinesDay". Her excitement for the big day was palpable on her Twitter feed. Replying to one response she tweeted: "That sounds amazing! Wow that's what it's all about! It should be a day of love for everyone :) may it be blessed!"
  • Pete Rose erased from baseball cards - Has Topps gone too far?

    02/13/2013 6:42:56 PM PST · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    Baseball card collectors and fans of the game are left scratching their heads after Topps made the decision to scrub mentions of Pete Rose and his Major League Baseball records from their products. ...... Yet, when it comes to players chasing Rose' records, his name is omitted. For example, Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski's card mentions his standing in regard to the "all-time record of 4,256" hits, but no mention as to who holds that mysterious record.
  • Dodgers: Mike Piazza calls out Vin Scully in book

    02/13/2013 2:29:47 PM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 2/13/13 | Bill Shaikin
    Piazza did himself no favors on that score in his new book, "Long Shot." In the book, he blames iconic Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully for turning fans against him during the contract stalemate that preceded his trade to the Florida Marlins in 1998.
  • Barry Alvarez: Big Ten agrees no more FCS opponents

    02/13/2013 8:04:43 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Madison – Speaking on his monthly radio show Tuesday night, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez shared a nugget of information that should cheer football fans who long for better nonleague games. According to Alvarez, Big Ten officials recently agreed to stop scheduling nonconference games against FCS programs. “The nonconference schedule in our league is ridiculous,” Alvarez said on WIBA-AM. “It’s not very appealing… “So we’ve made an agreement that our future games will all be Division I schools. It will not be FCS schools.”
  • YouTube sensation Michelle Jenneke: track star to supermodel

    02/12/2013 10:27:25 PM PST · by iowamark · 42 replies
    CelebrityCafe.com ^ | 2/12/2013 | Caroline Urbielewicz
    Aussie track runner poses for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Australian track runner, Michelle Jenneke placed fifth at the 2012 Junior World's in Barcelona. Now she can add bikini model to her resume. Most models spend their entire career trying to nail this coveted position. Jenneke on the other hand was merely caught in a pre-game warm up dance that made her a sensation over night. She’s been mentioned on countless blogs and even on The Tonight Show. Her recent brush with international fame has made her one of few female athletes featured in the pages of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue....
  • Cops: Tide players KO'd, robbed man

    02/12/2013 5:39:17 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | Feb. 12, 2013 | Chris Low
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- A former five-star recruit for Alabama was arrested for the second time in two days and was among four freshmen, all suspended Tuesday, who face charges of second-degree robbery or credit-card fraud stemming from Monday arrests. Eddie Williams, who was also a safety in high school but did not play a down at his listed position as a receiver for Alabama in 2012, was first arrested Sunday on a charge of carrying a pistol without a license. The Associated Press, citing court documents, reported linebacker Tyler Hayes, 18, also confessed to robbing the student, who was punched...