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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 ......
  • Pee-controlled video games on target at minor-league park

    03/27/2013 7:35:01 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | March 26, 2013 | Andrew Livingstone
    The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are taking X-Stream games to an entirely new and unheralded level. The Pennsylvania-based Triple-A affiliate for the Philadelphia Phillies will be the first team in North America to introduce pee-controlled video gaming in mens washrooms when the season opens next week. The IronPigs announced that the, um, unique, flow-controlled gaming experience would be available at Coca-Cola Park on opening day April 4. Fans who use the urinals will be able to compete against other flow-goers for the top score and the chance to hold the flow king crown. Our fans are always looking for the next...
  • U.S ties Mexico, 0-0, in World Cup qualifier and U.S. is happy

    03/27/2013 3:05:30 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies ^ | March 26, 2013 | Kevin Baxter
    MEXICO CITY Officially the game ended in a tie. But try telling that to the U.S. and Mexico, which fought to a scoreless draw in a World Cup qualifying match that left both teams heading in different directions. For the U.S., Tuesday's result felt like a win especially since it came at a sold-out Estadio Azteca, a place where the Americans have never won a World Cup qualifier. Plus it leaves the U.S. in third place three games into the six-nation, 10-game qualifying tournament for Brazil 2014. For Mexico, meanwhile, the tie was as humiliating as a loss....
  • Kansas to allow crossbows and more ammunition choices for deer and turkey hunters

    03/26/2013 7:22:10 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 5 replies
    kansascity ^ | March 25
    TOPEKA Deer and turkey hunters in Kansas will be able to use more legal equipment during upcoming hunting seasons. The Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism says deer hunters will be allowed to use any center fire rifle or handgun cartridge when deer season starts in September. Previously, hunters had to use ammunition with at least a .23 caliber bullet. Also, any gauge slugs will be allowed starting in the fall. KFDI reports that the state also will allow anyone to use crossbows during archery season, and radio transmitters in arrows will be legal. Previously, only people under...
  • Portland Thorns women's soccer team pulls T-shirt from sale

    03/25/2013 8:48:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | March 22, 2013 | Allan Brettman
    The Portland Thorns are removing a T-shirt from store shelves and the team's website in response to criticism that its slogan "Feelin' Thorny?" was sexist. The T-shirt was gone in slightly less than 24 hours since the controversy broke on Facebook and was fueled on other social media platforms.
  • Now That's How You Wrestle

    03/25/2013 2:28:47 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 6 replies
    This guy might have the most creative move in wrestling. Its almost like a combination of wrestling and gymnastics.
  • Some believe atmosphere is safe for gay NFL player to come out

    03/25/2013 11:25:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies ^ | March 25, 2013 8:29 am ET | Mike Freeman
    Former NFL player Scott Fujita has seen enough. He's tired of the bigotry. He wants it to end. He's not alone. Players like Fujita, along with a coalition of current and former NFL players, and NFL team owners, a music mogul and others, are working diligently to create a safe atmosphere for the day history will happen: when an openly gay man will be a member of an NFL club. People like Fujita -- brave people -- are attempting to make the issue a non-issue for when that day comes. And there are serious indications that day may come sooner...
  • Win a FREE AR-15! - Joe For America

    03/25/2013 9:37:11 AM PDT · by RedMDer · 4 replies ^ | Joe Wurzelbacher (Joe the Plumber)
    Despite what national news commentators say, the AR 15 is NOT an assault weapon or weapon of mass destruction. In honor of this magnificent rifle, is giving away a new AR 15 to the lucky man or woman who wins this drawing. If you support Americans right to own the AR 15 and want a chance to win this one, simply register below by submitting your email address. Thats it. Good luck! Joe Wurzelbacher (Joe the Plumber)
  • Cinderella story Florida Gulf Coast becomes first 15th seed ever to reach the Sweet 16...

    03/25/2013 9:23:31 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Florida Gulf Coast University has shocked the nation by staging two massive upsets in the NCAA men's basketball tournament and becoming the first 15-seed team ever to reach the Sweet Sixteen round. Little-known FGCU beat San Diego State 81-71 on Sunday night, its second NCAA tournament upset of the weekend. Just like in their opening win over second-seeded Georgetown - the Eagles' calling card to the nation - there were plenty of laughs, dunks and dances.
  • Virgil Trucks, R.I.P. (baseball pitcher)

    03/24/2013 5:55:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 24, 2013 | Aaron Goldstein
    Former big league pitcher Virgil Trucks passed away yesterday at the age of 95. Trucks sustained serious injuries in a fall last summer and would never fully recover. Nicknamed Fire on account of both his name and his blazing fastball, Trucks had a stellar 17-year big league career in which he recorded 177 wins. The lions share of those wins came with the Detroit Tigers. Trucks made his big league debut in Detroit late in the 1941 season.
  • Gun Talk Radio 3/24/13

    03/24/2013 5:23:59 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 42 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 3/24/2013 | Tom Gresham
    Subbing for mylife...
  • Dake vs. Taylor slated for championship finale (NCAA Wrestling Championships)

    03/23/2013 3:55:47 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 22 replies ^ | 3-23-13 | Roger Moore
    Cornells Dake puts 76-match win streak on the line Saturday Roger Moore, DES MOINES, Iowa It is the unstoppable force against the immovable object. A Ferrari versus a Mack truck. A thoroughbred and a Clydesdale. David Taylor and Kyle Dake. Since word spread Dake, a three-time NCAA champion for Cornell, was moving up to a fourth weight class for the fourth year, the chatter from California to New York has been about 165 pounds. Dake, an Ithaca, N.Y., native, has won 76 consecutive matches and is trying to add his name to yet another column of the NCAA...
  • U.S. beats Costa Rica amid heavy snow

    03/23/2013 12:53:40 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 8 replies
    ESPN ^ | 3/22/2013
    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Soft snow started falling, and then kept getting heavier as the night progressed. From the start of Friday's World Cup qualifier, the lines on the field were covered. As the game wore on, even the Americans in their white home uniforms became hard to see. And then in the 55th minute, with the U.S. leading Costa Rica 1-0 on Clint Dempsey's early goal, the referee and match commissioner stopped it. Would it continue? For a moment, it was as unclear as the view. But then, after some heated discussions, play went on. On a snowy night...
  • Joe Weider Legendary Bodybuilding and Fitness Icon Dies at 93

    03/23/2013 12:07:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Business Wire ^ | March 23, 2013
    Joe Weider, the legendary fitness and publishing figure who popularized the modern conception of fitness and nutrition, and is considered the father of the sport of bodybuilding, died this morning in Los Angeles of heart failure. He was 93 years old. Joe Weiders influence is felt in every area of fitness and health. He created a massive fitness publishing empire, which included Muscle and Fitness, Flex, Shape, and Mens Fitness magazines. He popularized the use of fitness equipment in peoples homes and was a leader in establishing the use of nutritional supplements. The company he founded, Weider Health and Fitness,...
  • USA beats Costa Rica in snowstorm

    03/23/2013 3:00:55 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies ^ | Mar 23, 2013 | Jamie Trecker
    The United States men's national team downed Costa Rica 1-0 Friday night in what will be remembered as one of the great soccer games played in the Americas. It wasnt because of the tactics or the technique, but the setting: a driving snowstorm that both teams gutted through to play out an unforgettable match. Depending on where you were sitting, it was either thriller or farce. There was talk after the game that the Costa Rican FA was preparing a protest; many American fans said it was one of the most enthralling matches theyd ever seen.
  • Penn State takes 20.5-point lead into finals (NCAA Wrestling)

    03/22/2013 7:47:55 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    Evening Sun ^ | 3-22-13 | Luke Merideth
    DES MOINES, IowaPenn State has all but clinched a third straight national title. All that's left for the powerhouse Nittany Lions is for David Taylor to defend the title that Cornell's Kyle Dake has worked so hard to take. Penn State had 114.5 points and a commanding 20.5-point lead over Oklahoma State heading into Saturday's finals of the NCAA championships. Minnesota is third in the team race with 86 points, followed by Iowa with 68. The Nittany Lions also have five wrestlers set to compete for a title, including a surging Taylor. He and Dakewho is one win away from...
  • Fantasy Baseball - need at least one more team

    03/22/2013 7:12:21 PM PDT · by newbie 10-21-00 · 8 replies
    3/22/13 | PINHEADS OF DOOM!!!!
    There has been a FR roto league going on 10 years now. The commish has been freeper Lone Palmc who was recently placed on the DL. Prayers out to Lone Palm, and he needs a replacement manager for a 5 X 5 roto league. Ideally, the league would like 3 managers to get us back to 12, but 10 teams will do. The draft is at 11 Saturday (tomorrow) morning. It's set up as a keeper league. We've been trying to do that for a couple of years with little success. As the replcament commish, I'll delay the keeper part...

    03/22/2013 3:21:51 PM PDT · by Chode · 94 replies
    3/22/2013 | Chode
    Kuala Lumpur Formula 1 Race Date: 24 Mar 2013 Circuit Name: Sepang International Circuit First Grand Prix: 1999 Number of Laps: 56 Circuit Length: 5.543 km Race Distance: 310.408 km Lap Record: 1:34.223 - JP Montoya (2004) Fri Rain 33C Sat Rain 32C Sun Rain 32C
  • What do we do with the Astrodome?

    03/22/2013 1:25:34 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 85 replies
    KHOU ^ | 03/21/2013 | Doug Miller
    HOUSTON -- Behold what has become of the eighth wonder of the world. The Astrodome sits dark, dusty, dilapidated and haunted by Houstons history. Giant signs touting bearing outdated logos for corporate sponsors like Continental Airlines hang over orange seats with ripped cushions. Skyboxes are furnished with outdated furniture and old Zenith television sets. Astroturf sits carelessly tossed on the stadium floor, folded over like discarded carpet left behind in an abandoned home. What do I see? said Edgar Colon, chairman of the Harris County Sports and Convention Corp., as he looked around the empty stadium. I see a lot...
  • Penn State extends lead, Dake, Taylor cruise to quarters (NCAA Wrestling Championships)

    03/22/2013 7:43:44 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    Intermat ^ | 3-21-13 | Andrew Hipps
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Two-time defending national champion Penn State extended its lead at Session II of the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships after four Nittany Lion wrestlers from 157 pounds through 184 pounds earned bonus points in their second-round matches. Penn State has six quarterfinalists and sits 3.5 points in front of second-place Oklahoma State. The Cowboys have seven quarterfinalists, which is more than any other school, and have all ten wrestlers alive heading into Friday's competition. Minnesota remained in third place in the team standings, five points behind Oklahoma State, despite a tough second round that saw...
  • High School Athlete Dies After Flying Discus Hits Him In Hip

    03/21/2013 11:26:13 AM PDT · by libstripper · 32 replies
    CBA Houston ^ | Mar 20, 2013 | Associated Press staff
    HEREFORD, Texas (CBS Houston/AP) A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday for a Panhandle high school freshman athlete who died nine days after a flying discus hit him in the hip.
  • Buffalo Sabres Trade Deadline FIRE SALE!!!!

    03/21/2013 5:31:08 AM PDT · by gasport · 8 replies
    Buffalo Sabres Trade Deadline FIRE SALE!!!!
  • NFL passes helmet rule, ends tuck rule

    03/20/2013 9:55:54 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 78 replies
    NFL owners have passed a player safety rule barring ball carriers from using the crown of their helmets to make contact with a defender in the open field. Several coaches and team executives expressed concern about officiating the new rule, but Commissioner Roger Goodell championed it and it passed Wednesday as the owners meetings concluded.
  • has AR-15's in stock

    03/20/2013 6:43:53 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    I just visited to see if they had any new AR-15's in and was shocked by the supply. I guess the market for such weapons is finally opening up.They had Windhams, Stags, Daniel Defense, Colt, and Bushies...and they prices weren't too bad either.I have bought several weapons from Buds and have always been pleased with their quick service and decent prices.
  • Former NBA great Adrian Dantley works as crossing guard in Montgomery Co. (Maryland)

    03/20/2013 4:56:43 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 31 replies
    WTOP ^ | March 20, 2013 | Megan Cloherty,
    Former NBA star and Olympian Adrian Dantley left the NBA in 1991, but has found a new career: crossing guard.
  • Sports Images Of The Century

    At the end of 1999 ESPN ran this breathtaking montage of some of histories' most famous sports happenings and personalities. There are few things better in life than sports highlights set to music, and this is the best of the bunch. This video is basically 7 minutes of chills. Memories of events you may witnessed, clips of events you only heard people mention.
  • 68 NCAA tournament bracket facts

    03/18/2013 1:17:30 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    In the past three years, 54 of 198 (27.3 percent) NCAA tournament games have been decided by three points or fewer (or went to OT), the most in any three-year span in tourney history. Considering that, along with the unpredictable nature of things all season long in college basketball, we should be in for quite a ride during the next three weeks. So, if you like to consider historical trends -- some more recent than others  when you fill out your bracket, we've got plenty to consider 68, in fact, in honor of the size of the tourney...
  • Puerto Rico now America's team in World Baseball Classic

    03/18/2013 12:07:12 PM PDT · by cll · 7 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 3/18/2013 | Jon Paul Morosi
    SAN FRANCISCO - After Team USA was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic, we heard the usual lines about the inability of Americans to meet expectations in the tournament. Thats not entirely accurate. Team Puerto Rico comprised of U.S. citizens is one victory away from stunning the baseball world. After unexpectedly eliminating Venezuela in the first round and the U.S. in the second, the Puerto Ricans pulled off an even bigger upset Sunday night. Behind starting pitcher Mario Santiago, who spent last season with SK Wyverns of the Korean Baseball Organization, Puerto Rico stunned twice-defending champion Japan, 3-1,...
  • Puerto Rico Advances to World Baseball Classic Final

    03/18/2013 11:25:24 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 4 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 3/18/13 | Staffer
    The surprising Puerto Ricans first eliminated the star-studded United States, then took care of two-time World Baseball Classic champion Japan two days later with a 3-1 victory in Sunday night's semifinal. Puerto Rico needs just one more win to be WBC champions. "We totally showed we can be the new team, the champion nobody expected," said Angel Pagan, center fielder for the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. "It means a lot, but not everything, because we're still missing one more win." Alex Rios hit a two-run homer, Mike Aviles singled twice and drove in the game's first run, and...
  • Louisville Claims Top Overall Seed (In NCAA Tournament)

    03/18/2013 5:01:36 AM PDT · by RonPaulLives · 74 replies ^ | March 18, 2013 | AP
    Louisville is the top seed in the NCAA tournament after a topsy-turvy season in college basketball, capped by another round of upsets over the weekend. That other team from the Bluegrass State won't even get a chance to defend its national title. While the Big East champion Cardinals surged to the top of the 68-team bracket released Sunday, joined by fellow No. 1 seeds Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga, the school that won it all a year ago was left out of the field. Kentucky was hoping the committee would overlook a dismal performance in the Southeastern Conference tournament, but the...
  • Life ban from Greece teams for Nazi salute player

    03/17/2013 10:21:37 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 31 replies
    NBC ^ | March 17, 2013 | Associated Press Sports
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) -AEK Athens midfielder Giorgos Katidis has been banned from any Greek national team for life after giving a Nazi salute while celebrating a goal in the Greek league. Greece's football federation said Sunday in a statement that the player's gesture "is a deep insult to all victims of Nazi brutality." The 20-year-old Katidis gave a Nazi salute after scoring the winner in AEK's 2-1 victory over Veria on Saturday.