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  • Mike Rice fired at Rutgers after abusive behavior on practice tapes comes to light

    04/03/2013 8:55:34 AM PDT · by deport · 52 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | 4-03-13 | Brendan Prunty
    Mike Rice's three-year run at Rutgers has come to an end. The university terminated Rice's contract this morning following a meeting with athletic director Tim Pernetti in his office at the Rutgers Athletic Center. Rice's job status became tenuous when videotapes of his actions during practices from his first and second years on campus were made public by ESPN's "Outside the Lines" program on Tuesday. Rice was seen throwing basketballs at players — including one instance, throwing it at a player's head — as well as shoving players during a practice. He was also heard using the term "f------ faggot"...
  • Bubba Watson's Golf Hovercraft

    04/03/2013 6:05:42 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 15 replies
    Glide over any terrain, including grass, sand, and water. Golf carts haven't changed much over the years. They look and feel the same. What if there was a way to improve the traditional golf cart concept and take away some of the limitations?
  • Chuck Fairbanks dies of cancer at 79

    04/02/2013 7:18:56 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies ^ | 04/02/2013 | Mike Reiss
    Former New England Patriots coach Chuck Fairbanks died of brain cancer on Tuesday, according to the team. He was 79. Fairbanks coached the Patriots from 1973-78, leading the franchise to some of its greatest success by the end of his tenure, including two playoff berths. The Patriots were 3-11 prior to his arrival and went 11-3, 9-5 and 11-5 over his final three seasons. Fairbanks' Patriots legacy has been widely discussed, in part because of how his time with the franchise ended, with Fairbanks ultimately becoming head coach at Colorado in 1978. But most agree the foundation created by Fairbanks...
  • QUESTION: Archery Takedown Bow

    04/02/2013 10:46:28 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 118 replies
    Apr 2 2013 | Yosemitest
    What takedown Bow would you recommend for someone who is right handed, but due to shoulder rotator-cup damage, doesn't have full strength in his right arm? He's interested in backpacking and wants enough pull strength to kill medium sized game, up to deer. Budget is a concern, but I don't want to buy him a piece of junk or a toy.
  • Vanity: Little League Coaches Batting Gurus

    04/02/2013 10:00:23 AM PDT · by DariusBane · 46 replies
    Dariusbane | 2 April 13 | Dariusbane
    I coach 11 U Baseball. My team, like most in this age group just can't hit. We do fine against pitchers that don't throw strikes. If they throw strikes we don't hit. Usually without even swinging. These guys hit in practice and in the cage. But in games they go down just looking. How to get them swinging in games? Little help please?

    04/01/2013 6:04:23 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies ^ | 3-31-2013 | tnoutdoors9
    "I've had more requests to test this specific ammo than anything else, ever! Nothing is even close." - tnoutdoors9
  • British olympian Okoye set for American football move

    04/01/2013 10:23:34 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 16 replies
    BBC Sport ^ | 31st March 2013 | BBC Sport
    'Britain's top discus thrower Lawrence Okoye is set to embark on a career in American football after attracting the interest of some leading NFL teams. The 21-year-old, who stands at 6ft 6in and weighs 21st, finished 12th in the Olympic discus final in London last summer. A former junior rugby union player, Okoye only took up discus in 2010. "Just wanted to confirm that I have decided that I want to play American Football in the NFL," he tweeted. Okoye attended a recent trial in Atlanta, Georgia during a break from warm-weather discus training, and has a second trial next...
  • Obama 2 for 22 at Easter Egg Roll

    04/01/2013 12:29:07 PM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 35 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4/1/2013 | Daniel Halper
    POTUS at basketball court, with kids and Washington Wizards (don't have all names but John Wall included -- will get details for final wrap) POTUS stepped to free throw line and kids were asked to stand on opposite sides, depending on whether they think he would sink it. Most kids moved in one direction, but one boy went to the "miss" side."Oh, man," a stunned POTUS said, hands on hips. The boy didn't budge. And three others joined.In sharp form, POTUS released the ball. It bounced off the rim and circled it -- miss."Come on. Come on. Did you see...
  • Baseball Opening Day (Night)

    03/31/2013 6:02:01 PM PDT · by mcenedo · 24 replies
    TV | 3/31/13 | mcenedo
    1st game of the season is 2 1/2 innings old and umps have blown 2 calls already. Replay shows guy clearly stealing second - called out. Worse - fly to left center trapped, but batter called out. When the replay was shown, even the announcers were kind of embarrassed.
  • Vin Scully prompts memories of someone dear

    03/31/2013 1:04:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 30, 2013 | T.J. Simers
    Voice of the Dodgers reminds writer of his deceased dad, and that's part of the reason he loves to talk to the 85-year-old icon. I lost my dad decades ago. But then this guy comes along who likes to sing as he walks, a jolly Irishman who laughs and cracks wise with a hint of the devil in him and I remember that guy ... "I would be frightened if I retired," he says when asked about the prospect. "I don't know what I would do." ...
  • Bob Turley, Pitcher With a Blazing Fastball, Dies at 82

    03/31/2013 9:27:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 30, 2013 | Robert D. McFadden
    Bob Turley, a Cy Young-winning, right-handed pitcher whose blazing fastball bore in on baffled hitters like a dissolving aspirin and lifted the Yankees to a come-from-behind victory over the Milwaukee Braves in the 1958 World Series, died in Atlanta on Saturday. He was 82.
  • Surfer Shows Freaky Lack of Fear

    03/30/2013 6:10:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Discovery News ^ | MAR 29, 2013 | Alyssa Danigelis
    Garrett McNamara might have surfed the tallest wave ever off the coast of Portugal, but he says he didnt even get an adrenaline rush from the experience. Uh, what? McNamara, a pro big wave surfer known for extreme rides, set the Guinness World Record last spring for largest wave ever surfed with a 78-foot-tall wave at Nazar off the coast of Portugal. In January, McNamara returned to Nazar and surfed a wave estimated to be about 100 feet tall. He later told CNNs Anderson Cooper that he didnt even get a rush from it (video). Dude, you did not get...
  • Gus Triandos, beloved ex-Orioles catcher, dies at 82

    03/29/2013 1:29:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | March 29, 2013 | Mike Klingaman
    Gus Triandos, a brawny slugger who won the hearts of Orioles fans starved for someone to cheer for in the 1950s, died Thursday at his home in San Jose, Calif. He was 82.
  • Ric Flair's Son Reid Passes Away at Age 24

    03/29/2013 12:19:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | March 29, 2013 | Justin LaBar
    ... is confirming the death of 24-year-old Reid Flair. He's the son of the legendary Ric Flair. Not many details are known about his death, including the exact cause ...
  • John Ziegler Speaks with Steve Malzberg

    03/28/2013 3:43:17 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | 3-28-13 | Steve Malzberg
    Finally, someone lets John speak.
  • NCAA Men's Basketball regionals March 28th through March 31st

    03/28/2013 12:41:38 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    ***Thursday Night, March 28th and Saturday, March 30th***Eastern Regional - Verizon Center - Washington DC (CBS-TV) 7:15 PM (3) Marquette vs (2) Miami (FL) 9:45 PM (4) Syracuse vs (1) Indiana Western Regional - Staples Center - Los Angeles CA (TBS-TV) 7:47 PM (6) Arizona vs (2) Ohio State 10:17 PM (13) La Salle vs (9) Wichita State ***Friday Night, March 29th and Sunday, March 31st*** Midwest Regional - Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis IN (CBS-TV) 7:15 PM (12) Oregon vs (1) Louisville 9:45 PM (3) Michigan State vs (2) Duke South Regional - Cowboy Stadium - Arlington TX (TBS-TV)...
  • Penguins Get Iginla

    03/28/2013 4:26:37 AM PDT · by drbuzzard · 22 replies
    TSN ^ | 3/28/13 | TSN.CA STAFF
    FLAMES TRADE IGINLA TO PENGUINS FOR FIRST-ROUNDER, PROSPECTS Jarome Iginla's tenure with the Calgary Flames has come to an end. The team announced that it has dealt Iginla to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for college prospects Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski as well as Pittsburgh's 2013 first-round draft pick. Iginla has scored nine goals and 13 assists in 31 games with the Flames this season. Holding team records for goals, points and games-played, Iginla's time with the Flames comes to an end in the final year of a five-year deal he signed prior to the 2008-09 season worth an...
  • Forbes: Cubs most profitable team in baseball

    03/27/2013 3:44:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/27/2013 | Paul Sullivan
    MESA, Ariz. -- The Cubs are the fourth most valuable franchise in the major leagues at $1 billion, according to Forbe's annual valuation of all 30 teams. Forbes also estimates the Cubs had an operating income of $32.1 million last year, making them the most profitable team in baseball. Operating income was based on earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. The business magazine said the Cubs figure to be in even better shape after 2014, when they can opt out of their WGN-TV deal and sign a more lucrative contract. Forbes said the Cubs made less than $50 million...
  • The Awesome Adapter for Your 12-Gauge Shotgun That Turns It Into an Ultimate Survival Rifle

    03/27/2013 3:56:33 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 31 replies ^ | March 27, 2013 | Liz Klimas
    In an extreme survival situation where the appropriate amount of ammunition for the type of firearm youre carrying cant necessarily be guaranteed, what would you do? Carry multiple types of firearms to increase your chances of coming across ammo you can use? You could do that, or you could have an adapter system that comes in a handy pouch that allows one 12-gauge shotgun to take 11 different types of ammunition. The creator of Gear Ups X Caliber Shotgun Gauge Adapter System, Tim Ralston, told TheBlaze its like carrying 11 guns in one.
  • Minor league stadium getting urinal games

    03/27/2013 3:45:25 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 30 replies
    upi ^ | March. 27, 2013
    ALLENTOWN, Pa.- A Pennsylvania minor league baseball team announced it is installing urine-controlled video games in its men's rooms. The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, a Class Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, said the "Urinal Gaming System" is being installed on the urinals at Coca-Cola Park n Allentown, Pa., making the venue the first sports stadium in the United States to have urine-based video games in its bathrooms, U.S. News and World Report reported Wednesday. Captive Media, the British company behind the games, shows a snowboarding slalom game in the demo video for the systems. "To turn left, pee left ......