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  • Why did the jets want tim tebow in the first place

    04/30/2013 4:26:54 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 38 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | April 29, 2013 | Les Carpenter
    Off goes Tim Tebow, the player they pursued hard but never really wanted. They shamed him for their own lousy judgment, showing him on Monday just how disgusted they were. Perhaps they are right – Tim Tebow might not be an NFL player. At least not a quarterback. But they could have done a lot better than kick him in the face on a day when they should be wiping the mud from their own.
  • NHL 2013 PLAYOFFS - NHL Announces Stanley Cup Schedule

    04/29/2013 12:23:15 PM PDT · by airborne · 343 replies
    nhl WEB SITE ^ | 4/2913 | VARIOUS
    NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League today announced the dates, times and national broadcast information for the 2013 Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinal round, which begins Tuesday, April 30th. Information on the U.S. broadcast networks for games later in the round will be released as it is determined.
  • English champions Man United look to U.S. market

    04/29/2013 10:32:06 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 50 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 27, 2013 | Keith Weir
    LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United are expanding their marketing activities in the United States to cash in on interest generated by a new deal for NBC to screen English Premier League soccer, the U.S.-listed club's chief executive said on Tuesday. United, owned by the American Glazer family, have proved adept at selling sponsorship deals both globally and nationally to help fund a team that won a record 20th English league title on Monday night. The club is looking at adding a sales office on the east coast of the United States later this year to complement existing operations in London...
  • Why NBA center Jason Collins is coming out now

    04/29/2013 8:39:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | April 29, 2013 | Jason Collins
    I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay. I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn't the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, "I'm different." If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I'm raising my hand.
  • NFL punter Chris favor of gay marriage says he now believes he may lose his job

    04/29/2013 7:58:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 28, 2013 | Staff
    Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, who has repeatedly spoken out in favor of same-sex marriage, says he now worries that his career with the team may be on the line. On Sunday, Kluwe said he is starting to sense that rumors surrounding whether or not he will be released from the team will soon become ‘distractions.’ ‘It’s a shame that in a league with players given multiple second chances after arrests, including felony arrests, that speaking out on human rights has a chance of getting you cut,’ Kluwe told NBC’s Pro Football Talk via text message.
  • Jets Waive Tim Tebow

    04/29/2013 6:25:00 AM PDT · by TSgt · 57 replies
    AP via WKRC ^ | 29 April 13 | AP via WKRC
    Tim Tebow has been waived by the Jets, the end of an unsuccessful one-season experiment in New York. Coach Rex Ryan said in a statement put out by the team in announcing the move Monday morning: "Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped."
  • Jets Cut Tim Tebow

    04/29/2013 5:21:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 210 replies
    NBC ^ | 4/29/13
    The Tim Tebow era is over in New York. The Jets have released Tebow, the New York Post is reporting. Tebow was widely expected to be on the way out for months, and the only surprise is that the Jets waited until now to do it. The arrival of rookie quarterback Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL draft may have been what it took for the Jets to decide that there was simply no room for Tebow on the roster anymor
  • Ms Giliand’s Flying Circus: Trapeze Artist Performs Routine Dangling from Paraglider 600m in the Air

    04/28/2013 6:38:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Metro ^ | Sunday 28 Apr 2013
    Dangling below a paraglider, trapeze artist Roxane Giliand battles blustery winds to perform a vertigo-inducing circus routine 600m (2,000ft) in the air. Held on by one safety tie, she took to the skies without a helmet or safety net to complete her gravity-defying routine with pilot Gill Schneider on a 3.5m (12ft) rope. Nail-biting: Roxane Giliand dangles below Gill Schneider over the French Alps before their safe landing (Picture: Shams Productions/Caters) Despite the nail-biting danger, the duo insisted on performing the daredevil routine twice so that a film crew could capture the moment perfectly. Mr Schneider, 29, teamed up with...
  • Lakers Suffer Worst Loss In Playoff History With 120-89 Loss To Spurs

    04/27/2013 9:02:39 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    AP) — ^ | April 26, 2013 10:31 PM
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Duncan had 26 points and nine rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs pushed the Los Angeles Lakers to the brink of first-round playoff elimination with a 120-89 victory in Game 3 on Friday night, the worst home playoff loss in franchise history. Tony Parker had 20 points and seven assists as the Spurs methodically seized control of the series by dominating their third straight meeting with the short-handed Lakers, who played without their top four guards due to injury. Dwight Howard had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Pau Gasol added his first career playoff...
  • 556x45 just dropped to 65 cents per round at Palmetto State Armory.

    04/26/2013 6:46:18 PM PDT · by frankenMonkey · 58 replies ^ | 4/26/2013 | frankenMonkey
    Just noticed on that some 556x45 55 grain FMJ has dropped to 65 cents per round. Link to report here.Link to ammo: here.
  • Adversity abounded for Michael Mauti in time at Penn State

    04/26/2013 11:47:58 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 1 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 4-26-13 | Ted Lewis
    MANDEVILLE — This is the weekend Michael Mauti has been looking forward to since he first put on a football uniform — maybe even before. And if it’s happening a year, maybe two, later than the former Penn State linebacker figured, well, life seldom goes as planned, especially considering the turmoil surrounding the Nittany Lions in the past two seasons. “You can’t always control what happens to you,” said Mauti, who’ll be watching this week’s NFL draft with his family in Mandeville — including his father, ex-Saints receiver Rich Mauti. “And it’s been a roller coaster for me. I’m hoping...
  • New Miami, Jacksonville, and Minnesota NFL uniforms

    04/26/2013 11:34:37 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
  • Manti Te'o Falls Out Of The First Round Of The NFL Draft

    04/26/2013 4:22:57 AM PDT · by blam · 41 replies
    TBI ^ | April 25,2013 | Tony Manfred
    Manti Te'o Falls Out Of The First Round Of The NFL Draft Tony ManfredApril 25, 2013, 11:55 PMIn a mild surprise, Manti Te'o wasn't picked in the first round of the NFL Draft. Most experts had him going between 20th and 32nd, with the Minnesota Vikings as the heavy favorite to pick him at in the mid-20s. But Minnesota passed on him with both of their first round picks. Then, to add insult to injury, they traded up for an THIRD first round pick and drafted wide receive Cordarrelle Patterson instead of Te'o. It's not like this is a catastrophic...
  • 2013 NFL Draft thread

    04/25/2013 12:56:46 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 39 replies
    Round 1 1 Kansas City Chiefs 2 Jacksonville Jaguars 3 Oakland Raiders 4 Philadelphia Eagles 5 Detroit Lions 6 Cleveland Browns 7 Arizona Cardinals 8 Buffalo Bills 9 New York Jets 10 Tennessee Titans 11 San Diego Chargers 12 Miami Dolphins 13 New York Jets (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers) 14 Carolina Panthers 15 New Orleans Saints 16 St. Louis Rams 17 Pittsburgh Steelers 18 Dallas Cowboys 19 New York Giants 20 Chicago Bears 21 Cincinnati Bengals 22 St. Louis Rams (from Washington Redskins) 23 Minnesota Vikings 24 Indianapolis Colts 25 Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle Seahawks) 26 Green Bay Packers 27...
  • Mitrione calls Fox 'disgusting freak' (UFC)

    04/24/2013 5:46:35 AM PDT · by massmike · 33 replies ^ | 04/24/2013 | A.J. Perez
    Matt Mitrione was suspended indefinitely by the UFC on Monday, hours after the heavyweight fighter and former NFL defensive lineman called transgender MMA competitor Fallon Fox “a lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak” in an interview. “The UFC was appalled by the transphobic comments made by heavyweight Matt Mitrione today in an interview on the 'MMA Hour,'” the UFC said in a statement Monday evening. “The organization finds Mr. Mitrione’s comments offensive and wholly unacceptable and — as a direct result of this significant breach of the UFC’s code of conduct — Mr. Mitrione’s UFC contract has been suspended and the...
  • MotoGP - Circuit of the Americas

    04/23/2013 5:30:17 PM PDT · by donaldo · 7 replies
    I attended my first MotoGP race over the weekend at The Circuit of the Americas in Austin. I've been following MotoGP for years and I've seen many races on the Speed Channel. Believe me, nothing can prepare you for this experience. Until you see and hear those motorcycles in person you haven't an inkling of the power and acceleration. It was a Repsol Honda day. The rookie Marc Marquez won, followed by fellow Spaniards Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha). This was on my bucket list and I was tremendously impressed. The traffic was horrendous but I knew that going...
  • Top 10 Hottest Female Race Car Drivers

    04/23/2013 2:54:37 PM PDT · by randita · 63 replies
    Consumer Car Reviews ^ | 4/23/13 | Consumer Car Reviews
    You have to go to the website for the photos. I'm too lazy to post all that eye candy. While not purely on the subject of consumer cars, all of these wonderful ladies started their careers behind the wheel of one of the consumer cars you might be driving today. So here you go! The Top 10 Hottest Female Race Car Drivers (in no particular oder). Madalena Antas Age: 35 Portuguese bombshell Madelana Antas doesnÂ’t mind getting dusty in the desert while racing tricked-out pickups on the rally circuit. When she is not destroying sand dunes and jumping trucks at...
  • Luis Molina dies (Olympic and professional boxer)

    04/23/2013 11:57:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    Boxing News 24 ^ | April 22, 2013
    Bay Area boxer legend Luis Molina, who was San Jose native recently passed away.
  • Nike pulls blood-splattered shirts

    04/23/2013 3:39:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 4/23/2013
    Nike Inc. says it has pulled from the market T-shirts emblazoned with the words "Boston Massacre" in the aftermath of last week's bombing during the Boston Marathon that killed three people and left dozens injured. The athletic company, based in Portland, Ore., said Monday that it took immediate action last week to remove the products. The shirts were sold primarily at its factory store outlets. "We conducted this process as quickly as possible and are confident the product has been removed from distribution," Nike spokeswoman Mary Remuzzi said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press.
  • Race Car Driver on Earth Day: Ride a Bike, Take Public Transportation

    04/22/2013 6:35:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 22, 2013 | Penny Starr
    Leilani Munter, a race car driver, environmental activist and self-described “eco-athlete” was featured on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Earth Day website in a video promoting bike riding, using public transportation and veganism. “I’m aware of the carbon footprint of my race car and my lifestyle,” Munter said in the video. “For every race I’m in, I adopt an acre of rainforest to offset my effect on the environment.” …
  • Oakland A's To Meet Martinez Boy Hurt in Blast

    04/22/2013 3:26:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Apr 22, 2013 | Christie Smith and Lori Preuitt
    A week to the day after the twin blasts shook the Boston Marathon, an 11-year-old Martinez boy still hospitalized from the bombings is expected to meet the Oakland A's. First baseman Brandon Moss, right fielder Josh Reddick and batting coach Tye Waller are expected to visit Aaron Hern on Monday. Reddick tweeted: "Brandon Moss and myself headed to children's hospital to help brighten some people's day! Hope we help. #BostonStrong" Monday morning. The team is in town to play a three-game series against the Red Sox. Aaron is still at Boston Children's Hospital, where he is recovering after the second...
  • SNOWBOARD INDUSTRY REPS AMONG DEAD IN AVALANCHE [killed in safety promotion event]

    04/21/2013 5:28:12 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 14 replies
    ESPN ^ | 4/21/2013 | Colin Bane
    Colorado authorities have identified the victims of a backcountry avalanche on Saturday as five experienced snowboarders and skiers who were participating in a community event promoting backcountry safety and gear. The Rocky Mountain High Backcountry Gathering's organizer, Joe Timlin, who worked as the Rocky Mountain sales manager for various snowboard brands, was among the deceased, according to the Clear Creek County Coroner's office. "I lost a very dear friend today," said Adam Schmidt, editor of Snowboard Colorado Magazine, one of the event's sponsors. "I helped Joe put this community event together. Everybody in the snowboard community here knew him, and...
  • Bruins Ceromony Honoring Dead Missed Chinese Victim?

    04/20/2013 9:44:02 AM PDT · by SargeK · 3 replies
    Sorry for my first vanity post, but did anyone just watch the pre-game ceremony for the Bruins-Penguins game? Did i miss something or did they completely ignore the Chinese student who was one of the three original fatalities? Her name was Lingzi Lu.

    04/18/2013 4:38:28 PM PDT · by Chode · 14 replies
    Chode ^ | 4/18/2012 | Chode
    Sakhir Race Date: 21 Apr 2013 Circuit Name: Bahrain International Circuit First Grand Prix: 2004 Number of Laps: 57 Circuit Length: 5.412 km Race Distance: 308.238 km Lap Record: 1:30.252 - M Schumacher (2004) Sunny 36C Sunny 36C Sunny 36C
  • This is how EVERY National Anthem should be sung!

    04/18/2013 6:07:33 AM PDT · by Carlucci · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/17/2013 | youtube
    Link in next post. Just beautiful.
  • Bill Snyder: Money-driven college football is 'in a bad place'

    04/17/2013 1:00:38 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 18 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 4/17/2013 | BLAIR KERKHOFF
    In comments made to The Star and Metro Sports before the KC Catbackers Club meeting Tuesday in Overland Park, and to KCSP (610 AM) in an interview aired Wednesday morning, Snyder said college football "was in a bad place." "We've allowed it to be TV-driven, and allowed it to become more important to a university than it should be," Snyder said. "We're educational institutions, and what's really important is trying to enhance the lives of young people and give them guidance and direction to help themselves." In the radio interview, Snyder was asked if the game's state would have an...
  • Harry Reid introduces emergency legislation in response to Patriot Day bombing.

    04/17/2013 11:32:36 AM PDT · by howardl · 37 replies
    april 17, 2013 | howardl
    Harry Reid today introduced legislation that would put new restrictions on purchase and ownership of pressure cookers. The legislation would require background checks and a 10 day waiting period for all purchases of these devices, including purchases of used pressure cookers at garage sales and pressure cooker fairs. Anyone whose name appears on the newly created register of the mentally ill would be ineligible to purchase the devices. The legislation also restricts the capacity of pressure cookers to be offered for sale. "Nobody needs a pressure cooker that is larger than 1.5 gallons," Sen. Reid said in a statement released...
  • Nebraska Throws First No Hitter Since 1993

    04/16/2013 5:08:13 PM PDT · by Kolath · 20 replies
    WOWT ^ | 04/16/2013 | Greg Ortiz
    A trio of Huskers combined for the eighth no-hitter in school history on Tuesday afternoon, as Kyle Kubat, Tyler Niederklein and Dylan Vogt held the No. 10 Arkansas Razorbacks hitless in a 3-0 Nebraska win in the first game of a doubleheader. It was the fourth combined no-hitter in school history and the first no-hitter since four Huskers no-hit Peru State on March 6, 1993. Tuesday was the first no hitter against a Division I program since April 5, 1981, when Anthony Kelley no-hit the Oklahoma Sooners.
  • NFL broadcaster, local icon Pat Summerall dies at age 82

    04/16/2013 2:25:41 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 49 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | April 16 2013 |
    Pat Summerall died Tuesday. He was 82. He died in his hospital room at Zale Lipshy Hospital where he was recovering from surgery for a broken hip, a family friend confirmed.
  • Jackie Robinson: Faith in Himself—and in God

    04/16/2013 9:07:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/16/2013 | Chris Lamb
    Brooklyn Dodgers President Branch Rickey first met Jackie Robinson on Aug. 28, 1945. Rickey told Robinson that he wanted to sign the 26-year-old ballplayer and break the national pastime's color barrier. But for him to succeed, Rickey said, Robinson couldn't respond to the indignities that would be piled on him: "I'm looking for a ballplayer with guts enough not to fight back." Rickey then opened a book published in the 1920s, Giovanni Papini's "Life of Christ," and read Jesus' words: "But whoever shall smite thee on the cheek, turn to him the other also." Robinson knew the Gospel and knew...
  • 'Masters' Chat.. Question! [Vanity]

    04/14/2013 2:53:14 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 31 replies
    April 14, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    I hadn't noticed this before, but why is it that golfers sometimes (or is it all the time) when their ball is near the hole pick up their ball, then mark the spot with a quarter(?), then place the ball back down then take their shot? Why not just proceed with their shot from the get-go?
  • Fox NASCAR coverage...

    04/13/2013 8:43:47 PM PDT · by Sporke · 30 replies
    Me | 04/13/13 | Sporke
    I watch most NASCAR races. During every race I can remember, the sponsor of a race is mentioned at least while going to a commercial, and coming back from a commercial. The sponsor is usually mentioned at least a few dozen other times during the race. The winner of a race at Texas Motor Speedway is also presented a pair of pistols that he shoots, at the trophy presentation. I watched 90% of the NASCAR race today, and not ONCE did I hear who the sponsor was, NOT ONCE!!! I never saw a single NRA sign of any type. I...
  • The Masters Limited Commercials: What Happened?

    04/13/2013 4:01:08 PM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 32 replies
    April 13, 2013 | ReleaseTheHounds
    The Masters used to limit commercials to something like 4-6 minutes per hour of broadcasting... This year, it has to be close to 20 minutes. What Happened?
  • Reviewing "42" - the Jackie Robinson baseball biopic

    04/13/2013 11:53:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    various | April 13, 2013
    Is anyone planning to see this? Has anyone already seen it? If so, what did you think of it? Reviews from Metacritic Review from The Orange County Register: '42' swings for the fences, but it's one, two, three strikesRotten Tomatoes ratingIMDbWikipediaOfficial site
  • Woods Penalized but Can Still Play

    04/13/2013 10:20:07 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 147 replies
    Tiger Woods was three strokes off the lead in the Masters when he completed the second round at Augusta National Golf Club on Friday. But he began his third round five strokes behind the leader Jason Day after being assessed a two-stroke penalty on Saturday for an illegal drop on the 15th hole of the second round.
  • Is Tiger Woods facing disqualification at Masters?

    04/12/2013 11:09:13 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 88 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 4-12-13 | Kyle Porter
    Did Tiger Woods' actions after he drenched his third shot on No. 15 Friday at Augusta result in him signing an incorrect scorecard, which would result in his automatic disqualification from the Masters? There was no definitive answer and a lot of speculation late Friday. So, while a conclusion has yet to be reached, let's walk through the events in question. After his round Woods said about his shot into the water on No. 15: "I went down to the drop area, that wasn't going to be a good spot, because obviously it's into the grain and it was a...
  • Don't Drop the Ball Augusta [Is Tiger about to be disqualified?]

    04/12/2013 10:01:38 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 56 replies
    John Lynch's Dad ^ | 4-12-13 | Blog
    Don't Drop the Ball, Augusta On a day that so much attention was given to a rules infraction, it’s another rules infraction that everyone should be talking about. We all know that 14 year old Guan Tianlang, competing at a level far beyond his age, was assessed a 1-stroke penalty for slow play. While basically nobody liked this ruling or agreed with it, it was technically correct. USGA Rule 26 governs drops when a ball is in a water hazard. Per this rule, a player can replay the shot from “as nearly as possible from the spot from which the...
  • Fisherman competes with shark for tuna

    04/12/2013 5:24:36 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies
    upi ^ | April 12, 2013
    WAIANAE, Hawaii, - A shark won a struggle with a fisherman for a tuna off Hawaii but the fisherman came out of the struggle with a consolation prize -- a videotape of the battle. Isaac Brumaghim, 37, caught a kawakawa tuna while fishing from a kayak in the Pacific Ocean, 2 miles off Waianae, Hawaii -- but a 9-foot-long tiger shark grabbed the fish as Brumaghim tried to reel it in. The shark then bumped the boat and swam away with the fish, KHNL-TV, Honolulu, reported. "The shark made a circle, came around and ate the kawakawa under my boat,"...
  • At 14, China’s Tianlang Guan stuns veterans with a 73 in first round of Augusta Masters

    04/12/2013 9:25:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/12/2013 | BY FILIP BONDY
    To put this performance into perspective, consider that Guan finished his first career Masters round tied with five major champions and two strokes ahead of the defending champion, Bubba Watson. He should have been a nervous wreck, a golfing shambles. The sheer length of Augusta National was supposed to overwhelm Tianlang Guan, remind him that he is 14 years old, an eighth grader, a thin reed in a forest of pines. Instead, Guan rolled a 20-foot, pin-high putt into the cup on the 18th hole for a final birdie, giving him an impressive 1-over 73 in the first round Thursday....
  • Grady Hatton, former 3B who managed Astros, dies

    04/11/2013 8:01:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | April 11, 2013
    WARREN, Texas (AP) -- Grady Hatton, the former major league third baseman who managed the Houston Astros in the 1960s, has died. He was 90.

    04/11/2013 5:05:59 PM PDT · by Chode · 33 replies
    Chode ^ | 4/11/2012 | Chode
    Shanghai Formula 1 Race Date: 14 Apr 2013 Circuit Name: Shanghai International Circuit First Grand Prix: 2004 Number of Laps: 56 Circuit Length: 5.451 km Race Distance: 305.066 km Lap Record: 1:32.238 - M Schumacher (2004) Cloudy 19C Cloudy 24C Cloudy 20C
  • Vin Scully asks: ‘What in the world is hashtag?’

    04/11/2013 1:50:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 11, 2013 | David Brown
    Vin Scully asks: ‘What in the world is hashtag?’ That's the question, isn't it? Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, who makes everything sound better, especially baseball, also can make the word "hashtag" sound like some kind of illegal activity. He was curious about hashtagging, along with a new television channel called "Dog TV" that a satellite company is starting, so he worked both constructs into the broadcast of the Dodgers-San Diego Padres game Wednesday night. Naturally.
  • The intelligent punter's guide to the 2013 US Masters golf [Golf Ping]

    04/11/2013 11:50:15 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 32 replies
    The Week with the First Post ^ | April 11, 2013 | Neil Clark
    The intelligent punter's guide to the 2013 US Masters golf How to spot a winner - or at least a top five finisher - in the 93-strong field about to tee off at Augusta BY Neil Clark LAST UPDATED AT 11:26 ON Thu 11 Apr 2013 IF YOU thought last weekend's Grand National with 40 runners was a baffling enough puzzle to solve, then what about the US Masters, with a field of 93 golfers?The first golfing major of the year, which starts soon after midday (UK time) in Augusta, Georgia today and finishes on Sunday night, has proved a...
  • Rescued woman tracks down lifeguard who saved her in 1964

    04/11/2013 11:31:02 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 5 replies
    NBCNews ^ | April 11, 2013 | Gus Rosendale
    A woman who was rescued by a lifeguard when she nearly drowned in a pool as a 5-year-old has found her hero, almost 50 years after her brush with death. Eady Rothstein, from Ramsey, N.J., was sitting on the edge of a pool at a club near Lido Beach on New York’s Long Island in 1964 when she suddenly slipped in. "I can picture being underwater, screaming," recalled Rothstein. A young lifeguard jumped in and gave the little girl mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for several minutes. He persisted until she regained consciousness, saving her life. "I've always said I wanted to thank...
  • Goat's head delivered to Wrigley Field

    04/11/2013 4:25:21 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 5 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | April 10, 2013
    CHICAGO -- Goats that previously appeared at Chicago's Wrigley Field were alive and kicking. But not Wednesday, when a goat's head was left in a box outside the home of the Cubs. The box was addressed to team chairman Tom Ricketts. Ricketts is currently in negotiations with city officials and neighborhood business people about the $300 million renovation of Wrigley Field.
  • MLB creating committee to study decline in African-American players

    04/10/2013 7:45:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    cbs ^ | April 10, 2013 10:39 am ET | Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer
    Major League Baseball is creating a committee to study why fewer African-Americans are playing baseball, reports Tyler Kepner of The New York Times. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday in Milwaukee. “I don't want to miss any opportunity here,” [commissioner Bud Selig] said in a telephone interview from his office in Milwaukee. “We want to find out if we're not doing well, why not, and what we need to do better. We'll meet as many times as we need to to come to meaningful decisions.” (snip) “I really think our history is so brilliant when it comes to...

    It really needs no introduction other than to say people are in fact pretty awesome (if not also crazy)
  • Eight Expectations: Huskies Top Louisville 93-60 For National Championship

    04/09/2013 8:27:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies ^ | April 9, 2013 | John Altavilla
    NEW ORLEANS ——After all the years and countless milestones, it's hardly possible for UConn to bounce a pass anymore without making history. Geno Auriemma, the master craftsman, and his series of master classes have become to their sport what Howard Johnson was to ice cream.
  • NCAA Championship Thread: Michigan v Louisville

    04/08/2013 6:08:43 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 87 replies
    Tip off at 9:23 EDT on CBS.
  • Ten-Count for Carl “The Truth” Williams

    04/08/2013 10:05:03 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies ^ | April 7, 2013 | Robert Mladinich
    Former heavyweight contender Carl “The Truth” Williams passed away today after a long battle with esophageal cancer. He was only 53. During a 15-year career that spanned from 1982-1997, Williams compiled a 30-10 (21 KOs) record against the best the division had to offer.