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  • (Vin) Scully talks Dodgers, reflects on legendary career

    07/05/2013 8:23:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies ^ | July 5, 2013 | Barry M. Bloom
    The best part of this job is the people you meet and the relationships developed over the course of the years. To that end, it was an honor to sit down recently and talk with Vin Scully. It's mindboggling to realize that Scully has been broadcasting Dodgers games on radio-television in Brooklyn and Los Angeles since 1950, a year before I was born ... During the course of a 20-minute conversation, I asked him about his stellar career and the Dodgers of yesterday and today. You may be surprised at some of his answers ...
  • Black Powder vs Smokeless Powder (video only)

    07/05/2013 7:38:10 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies ^ | 7-4-2013 | hickok45
    A basics video to show the difference between black powder and smokeless powder. Many who hear these terms are likely not clear as to what is meant or have some misconceptions.

    07/05/2013 1:45:26 PM PDT · by Chode · 29 replies
    Chode ^ | 7/5/2013 | Chode
    f1; formulaone; grandprix
  • Shooting at humblegunner (and Eaker & TheGirl)!

    07/05/2013 9:42:01 AM PDT · by TheMom · 145 replies
    TheMom's camera | July 5th, 2013 | TheMom
    On July 4th a new tradition was started - Roman Candle Dodge Ball, with a twist. The twist being try to dodge the Roman Candles while riding a four wheeler. In the middle of this game, humblegunner made a comment that he bet there are several people on FR that would like to do this to him without trying to miss. For their viewing pleasure . . . humblegunner humblegunner humblegunner For everyone else, here is Eaker & TheGirl . . .Eaker Eaker Eaker Eaker TheGirl TheGirl
  • My MLB All-Star teams (Voting ends tonight)

    07/04/2013 10:55:57 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 128 replies
    July 4, 2013 | Charles Henrickson
    Voting for All-Star starters ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern). Here are my All-Star teams. 34 players on a team, at least 13 pitchers, every team must have a representative. NATIONAL C: MOLINA, Posey 1B: VOTTO, Goldschmidt, Craig 2B: CARPENTER, Scutaro, Phillips SS: SEGURA, Cabrera, Desmond 3B: WRIGHT, Alvarez OF: GONZALEZ, Brown, Harper OF: GOMEZ, McCutcheon OF: BELTRAN, Cuddyer, Bruce P (13; 9 S, 4 R): HARVEY, Kershaw, Wainwright, Zimmermann, Lee, Corbin, Locke, Wood, Fernandez; Melancon, Mujica, Kimbrel, Grilli DL: Tulowitzski Honorable mention: 1B Freeman, OF Puig AMERICAN C: MAUER, Santana 1B: DAVIS, Fielder 2B: CANO, Pedroia, Kipnis SS: PERALTA,...
  • Nascar Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday, Jul 06 on TNT 7:30 PM ET

    07/03/2013 6:27:44 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 118 replies
    Heads up! Saturday night race on the holiday weekend. Remember to change out your drivers!
  • Tebow Plays Tight End for Pats !! footage

    07/03/2013 5:52:39 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 15 replies
    BReitbart ^ | july 3 2013 | zach kruse
    tebow as a patriot playing tight end, great footage !! happy fourth
  • UCLA's Michael Sondheimer Resigns After Alleged Online Sex Chats with Minors

    07/02/2013 9:33:04 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 17 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 7-2-13 | Alex Kay
    UCLA associate athletic director Michael Sondheimer has resigned amidst allegations that he “engaged in inappropriate behavior with children on the Internet,” as per CBS2 Los Angeles’ investigative reporter David Goldstein. Goldstein states that a separate website, entitled “Operation Riptide”, revealed that Sondheimer was attempting to engage children in sexual chats and was caught in a sting where adults posed as minors. They also have a series of disturbing quotes from one of the alleged conversations, which are listed as followed: “13? Good”, “Love ghetto girls U are so real and so cool” and ‘Want to do anything to your hot...
  • Pitch counts? Not in Marichal-Spahn Era

    07/02/2013 5:56:41 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 19 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 7-2-13 | Daniel Brown
    As the 50-year anniversary of his famous 16-inning duel against Warren Spahn approached, Giants Hall of Famer Juan Marichal was reluctant to directly criticize today's cautious approach to pitcher care. Marichal threw 227 pitches in beating the Braves 1-0 on July 2, 1963. Spahn threw 201, with Willie Mays blasting the last offering into the Candlestick Park seats. Such pitch counts are impossible to fathom today. In a story for, writer Rany Jazayerli noted that "there have been fewer 130-plus pitch outings over the past 12 years combined than there were every single season before the 1994-95 strike. This...
  • Church wants $24.5 million from Atlanta Falcons for new stadium site

    07/02/2013 4:43:57 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 62 replies
    SB Nation ^ | Jun 21 2013, 11:04a | Jason Kirk
    The biggest issue facing the Atlanta Falcons' eye-popping new football stadium: whether to build it just north of the current Georgia Dome, which would mean greater distance from hotels, the airport, transit, and the city's skyline, or just south, which would mean buying the land presently occupied by a pair of historic churches. The team prefers the south site. Those churches also prefer the south site. Friendship Baptist, established in 1866 and the wellspring for both Morehouse and Spelman colleges, has rejected the city's offer of $13.5 million for the property, asking for nearly double that. Mayor Kasim Reed told...
  • Tebow tried to keep Hernandez from bar fight

    07/02/2013 4:01:55 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 21 replies
    nbc sports ^ | 7-3-13 | "staff report"
    We got word yesterday that Tim Tebow had tried to encourage Aaron Hernandez to lead "a good life" while the two were teammates at the University of Florida, but we had no details as to how Tebow tried to keep Hernandez out of trouble. Well, until now. According to Gainesville, Fla. police records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, Tebow tried to stop Hernandez from getting into a violent bar fight in 2007. Hernandez was a 17-year-old freshman tight end at the time when he punched a bouncer in the head and caused him a broken eardrum. When a police officer...
  • Tim Tebow tried to break up Aaron Hernandez violent bar fight in 2007

    07/02/2013 11:31:28 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 44 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 12:40 pm, July 2, 2013 | By Iliana Limón Romero | Orlando Sentinel
    Tim Tebow tried to stop Aaron Hernandez from getting into a violent bar fight in 2007 while both were football players at the University of Florida, according to Gainesville police records.
  • The importance of eye protection

    07/01/2013 12:54:33 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    The Bang Switch ^ | 6-29-2013 | Sturmgewehre/MAC
    Images like those below are chilling to those of us in the shooting community, as they should be. Sometimes we forget just how dangerous our hobby can be and we become lax. When we become lax we accidentally double charge a round while reloading, or we hear a pop vs. a bang and fail to check the bore of our firearm before firing the next round. We sweep others with the muzzle. We put our finger on the trigger when we shouldn’t. And sometimes we forget to wear eye protection. The AR15 pictured here exploded unexpectedly on its owner this...
  • ‘Bare Knuckle Babe’ wrestles in a 72-pound catfish

    06/30/2013 10:07:34 PM PDT · by Kansas58 · 20 replies
    Grind TV Yahoo Sports ^ | 6/25/2013 | Pete Thomas
    "Millsap is a calendar girl for the Bare Knuckle Babes (Miss May 2014), and on Saturday she served the Babes proudly by wrestling a 72-pound flathead catfish onto the banks of Oklahoma’s Lake Texoma."
  • Extremely rare color footage of the 1939 World Series - Yankees vs. Reds

    06/30/2013 2:36:52 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 13 replies
    Color footage of the '39 World Series
  • In Play with Jimmy Roberts: Lizette Salas

    06/29/2013 12:38:01 PM PDT · by staytrue
    The golf channel and NBC TV ^ | 6-29-2013 | Jimmy Roberts
    The following is a brief excerpt from an 80% heartwarming, 20% yuck, rags to riches story about Lizette Salas. The video was broadcast today on NBC before the US Womens Open Golf championship with rookie Lizette Salas in 7th. Host: "And you traded your services for lessons ?" Father of Lizette Salas: "We don't have too much money. You need that service so I can do it. And you can help Lizette." Jerry Herrera (Head PGA professional, Azuza Greens CC): "INSTEAD OF A PAYDAY, HE WANTED GOLF LESSONS FOR HIS DAUGHTER."
  • Matt 'Borne' Osbourne, the original Doink the Clown, passes away (pro wrestler)

    06/28/2013 3:43:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    PWInsider ^ | June 28, 2013 | Mike Johnson
    Matt Osbourne, better known as "Maniac" Matt Borne, Big Josh and the original Doink the Clown in the WWF, has passed away. Details on his passing are still developing. can confirm Osbourne was found this morning in Texas, where he had been staying of late, by his girlfriend. Osbourne would have turned 56 next month.
  • Blockbuster Brooklyn trade involving Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce spices up Knicks-Nets rivalry

    06/28/2013 6:30:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/28/2013 | STEVE SERBY
    Open up the Honey Nut cheerios boxes and sprinkle a trail from Flatbush Avenue to the corner of 34th and Seventh, because now we get to find out whether the town is big enough for Carmelo Anthony ... and Kevin Garnett. Here comes KG, The Big Ticket who makes the Brooklyn Nets a big ticket, and here comes Paul Pierce, The Truth, with him (along with Jason Terry), and here come the $100 Million Nets, coming to try to steal the town from Melo and the Knicks, coming for everyone. And here comes a City Game rivalry that will make...

    06/27/2013 4:36:30 PM PDT · by Chode · 25 replies
    Chode ^ | 6/27/2013 | Chode
    Silverstone Race Date: 30 Jun 2013 First Grand Prix: 1950 Number of Laps: 52 Circuit Length: 5.891 km Race Distance: 306.198 km Lap Record: 1:34.661 - K Raikkonen (2012) Cloudy 18C Partly Sunny 20C Partly Sunny 22C
  • Nascar Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway Saturday, Jun 29 on TNT 7:30 PM ET

    06/26/2013 8:34:29 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 99 replies
    Heads up, Saturday night race! Camping World tomorrow night, Nationwide Friday night.
  • Ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez Officially Charged with Murder

    06/26/2013 1:18:31 PM PDT · by rikkir · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/26/2013 | Edmund DeMarche
    Aaron Hernandez, the former star New England Patriot tight end who has been at the center of a police investigation since a body was found near his Massachusetts home, was charged Wednesday with the murder of a semi-professional football player. Hernandez, who reportedly pleaded not guilty to six charges that included murder and other weapons charges, did not react inside the Attleboro District courtroom, which was filled with journalists, victim family members and court officers. Read more:
  • Awful: Woman Steals Foul Ball From Little Girl

    06/26/2013 1:12:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    michael berry ^ | michael berry
    Video at linky Awful: Woman Steals Foul Ball From Little Girl Read more:
  • High School Basketball Coach Tells Players He’s Gay, Gets Hugs

    06/25/2013 3:24:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 24,2013
    Your heartwarming story of the day: Anthony Nicodemo, the head coach for the Saunders High School basketball team in Yonkers, started to think about coming out of the closet after Jason Collins announced that he was gay in April. Last month, the 35-year-old went to an LGBT sports conference where he heard Collins speak firsthand. It was then that, despite his apprehensions about the reaction of his players and the risk of losing his position, Nicodemo resolved to finally come out. At a team meeting yesterday, he told a group of past and present players that he was gay. The...
  • Bruins lead 2-1, late in the 3rd (Bruins - Blackhawks)

    06/24/2013 7:37:01 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 45 replies
    Blackhawks defense determined to keep east coast freepers up all night ... Bruins finally score
  • NCAA CWS Championship, UCLA V Mississippi St (Jun 24- Jun 26) Best of 3

    06/24/2013 3:16:56 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    Game 1: UCLA V Mississipi St Jun 24 8pm EDT Game 2: Mississippi St V UCLA Jun 25 8pm EDT Game 3: If necessary - Last at Bat to be determined by coin toss. Jun 26 8pm EDT
  • Jackie Fargo struts into the afterlife (professional wrestler)

    06/24/2013 11:36:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | June 24, 2013 | Greg Oliver and Steven Johnson
    There would come a time in the match where Jackie Fargo would make his comeback, but before going into it fully, would look out into the audience with a knowing grin, and then begin to strut. And not just any strut, but the Fargo strut, shaking his hips, bent over forward, hands extended, all done slowly, suggestively -- and driving the crowd bananas. With Fargo's death today at the age of 82 -- he would have been 83 on June 26 -- there will be no more Fargo struts. And don't go saying that he stole the strut from "Nature...
  • Suki the Cat Takes Agilitly Training

    06/23/2013 7:00:40 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    You Tube imp ^ | 6-23-13
    You are not going to believe this cat!
  • Welcome, baseball fan. Go directly to jail. [Man arrested for selling baseball tickets]

    06/23/2013 6:04:26 PM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 21, 2013 | Joe Carr
    The Friday, June 7, night tilt between the Nationals and my Mighty Fighting Minnesota Twins was rained out by Tropical Storm Andrea. I was hosting five of my buddies on our annual baseball weekend, and, having lived in the D.C. area in the ’90s, I had booked the hotel, purchased the game tickets and planned the requisite Mall and monument tours. We were going to drop some serious cash (well, by Midwestern standards, anyway) into the local economy. The rainout resulted in my possessing six tickets — worth $360 — to the second game of a Sunday doubleheader scheduled to...
  • Driver Allan Simonsen dies in 24 Hours of Le Mans race

    06/22/2013 10:16:38 AM PDT · by Doogle · 21 replies
    FOX NEWS | 06/22/13 | AP via FOX
    LE MANS, France – Danish driver Allan Simonsen has died following a crash at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, race organizers said. The 34-year-old Simonsen was taken to the hospital Saturday after his Aston Martin No. 95 crashed out about 10 minutes after the start of the race. He died at the hospital soon after arrival "due to his injuries," organizers said.
  • Something Different: Beauty Beneath the Dirt: Thru-Hiking 101

    06/22/2013 9:33:52 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 49 replies ^ | May 23, 2013 | athike2010
    Watch the 7 minute 17 second video Beauty Beneath the Dirt: Thru-Hiking 101. It's brief description : Everything you need to know about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 7 minutes. For the story beneath the surface... check out:
  • Long-range Shooting Instructor Ryan Cleckner’s Amazing 1,000-Yard Shot ~ Video

    NEWTOWN, Conn --( NSSF’s video playlist features alot of tips that take the mystery out of long-range shooting. But do these techniques really work? In this video shot at the Texas Triggers’ range, Ryan Cleckner, well known to Pull The Trigger subscribers for his long-range shooting tips, applies the fundamentals he preaches to make an incredible 1,000-yard hit. Though we don’t recommend shooting the Barrett 50 off-hand at 1,000-yard targets, Ryan proves that by applying the fundamentals of shooting, anything is possible.
  • Joe Torre’s Daughter Catches Falling Baby Boy In Brooklyn

    06/21/2013 1:36:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 19Jeun , 3201
    Baby's Parents Arrested After He Climbed Out A Window As They SleptThe daughter of legendary former Yankees manager Joe Torre was being hailed as a hero Wednesday, after she caught a 16-month-old baby that had fallen from an awning in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. As CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez reported, everyone in the neighborhood was talking about how the baby was dangling from the awning of the Sweetie Frozen Yogurt shop at 9104 Third Ave. in Brooklyn, when Cristina Torre, 44, came to the rescue. She happened to be walking along Third Avenue near 91st Street around 10 a.m. Wednesday when...
  • Watch Drake get blocked from Miami Heat locker room

    06/21/2013 10:06:24 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/21/13 | Melissa Rohlin
    Drake, we get it. Everywhere you go, lines part and doors open. Traffic lights probably even know to turn green when you're approaching. There's one place, though, where your celebrity won't work: An NBA locker room.
  • Bear in the tree (Youtube)

    06/20/2013 8:35:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies ^ | 5-19-2013 | Jeffrey Moffatt
    So you want to bear hunt in Alberta, Canada?? Better pack extra underwear!!
  • Former major leaguer Gene Freese passes away at 79

    06/20/2013 8:15:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    SportsNOLA ^ | June 20, 2013 | Ken Trahan
    Long-time New Orleans resident and former major leaguer Gene Freese died late Tuesday in Metairie at the age of 79. Freese recently underwent back surgery, which he came through but complications arose. His heart stopped en route to East Jefferson hospital on Tuesday ... Freese was part of the 1961 Cincinnati World Series team that faced the New York Yankees ... Freese batted .277 with 26 home runs and 87 RBI as a major contributor to the Reds' success ...
  • [Vanity] NBA Finals Game 7 - Spurs vs. Heat

    06/20/2013 3:58:55 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 83 replies
    self | 2013-06-20 | Me, myself and I
    Game Seven. In the realm of sport ($1 to RINO Romney), those are two stirring words. And in just a few hours, the San Antonio Spurs have a shot at redemption after frittering away what should have been a slam dunk for a fifth NBA title and a deserved crowning of a dynasty. Game six is still fresh in my mind. Not only Tuesday's collapse when the Spurs were up by 5 with 20 seconds left. Yet another game six is still painful for this Texan. That of course was the 107th World Series when the Rangers were two...
  • Reports: Patriots Aaron Hernandez questioned in man’s murder

    06/18/2013 7:31:24 PM PDT · by massmike · 11 replies ^ | 06/18/2013 | O’Ryan Johnson, Karen Guregian

    A platoon of state police detectives are inside and outside the North Attleboro home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez tonight following multiple reports the star football player is being questioned about a murder at a nearby industrial park. The Bristol District Attorney’s Office tells the Herald a witness reported finding a body in an industrial park at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. The industrial park is located about a half mile away from the sprawling Hernandez home. Flash photography lit up the home tonight while state police officers searched the road outside the player's home along the road leading up...
  • (Patriot Aaron) Hernandez Questioned In Homicide

    06/18/2013 5:55:45 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 4 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 18, 2013 | (STAFF)
    See video at source.
  • U.S. men's soccer will face a depleted Honduras side in World Cup qualifier [ESPN 8:30 EDT]

    06/18/2013 4:32:24 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 6 replies
    SALT LAKE CITY -- On the surface, it seems that Honduras is more than just depleted for its game against the USA Tuesday, it's decimated. It isn't just the number of players missing, it's the quality. Vital performers Boniek Garcia and Maynor Figueroa are injured, while hulking defender Victor Bernardez and defensive midfielder Luis Garrido are suspended. If the forced absences weren't enough, forward Jerry Bengtson has left the team after a spat with manager Luis Fernando Suárez, following the coach's decision to bench the New England Revolution forward in the team's last qualifier against Jamaica. While the U.S. may...
  • Hundreds of Former Penn State Football Players Come Out in Support Paterno Lawsuit

    06/17/2013 3:00:44 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 58 replies ^ | 6-17-13 | Laura Nichols
    In a dramatic show of support for their old coach, more than 300 former Penn State football players are now publicly backing the Paterno family's lawsuit against the NCAA. Former Nittany Lion Brian Masella released a letter on Monday demanding due process and the truth. "We're glad we're able to show these guys – the Penn State alumni, the student and the trustees willing to step forward that we're behind them 100 percent," Masella tells "We want to show them they're not standing there alone, all by themselves, on a cliff." On May 29, the Paterno family, along with...
  • A Redcoat in Patriotland: A Gun-Dumb Brit's Journey Into the Heart of American Gun Culture

    06/16/2013 9:25:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | Thursday, Jun 6 2013 | Gavin Cleaver
    <p>It's an intimidating chunk of rough-hewn black metal and rubber, but it sits softly in my hands. I bring it to my shoulder, and, making sure I'm not pointing it at anyone, I peer down its sights. I'm not sure what to do, so I start to copy the man next to me, a big bearded guy with his baseball cap turned backward. He's turning the rifle around, upside down and side to side, to admire what I assume is some facet of the workmanship.</p>
  • In Utah, a 100-Mile Trek With a 4-Year-Old Boy

    06/16/2013 5:09:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 14, 2013 | Bruce Kirby
    We roared across the Wyoming-Utah border at sunset; windows down, stereo cranked, muffler cracked. Behind the wheel was a well-tattooed, pierced 24-year-old. Riding shotgun, a 44-year-old writer with three-day-old stubble (that would be me). And in the back, buried beneath coloring books and blankets, a cherubic boy. We were all three in search of goats. “This truck is going to fall apart,” announced my 4-year-old son, Bodi, his mouth full of baby carrots. Abe, a longtime family friend, ignored the comment, pushing his rusty Toyota even faster. Sage and tumbleweed stretched across the flatlands; beyond, on the horizon, was our...
  • US Open Live Thread (Sunday)

    06/16/2013 9:31:47 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 149 replies
    USGA ^ | 6-15-13 | N/A
    Today's PairingsScoreboard
  • Michael Kim and LaRue Temple: a match made in a parking lot (Bartender, Teen Blossom at US Open)

    06/16/2013 6:13:27 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 06/16/2013 | Eric Adelson
    --snip-- A teenager named Michael Kim, a student at Cal, needed a caddie for the U.S. Open. This was not a big-dollar gig. Kim is an amateur. Even if he won the whole blasted tournament, he couldn't take a dime. Not that a 19-year-old was about to contend for the U.S. Open. Unless he did. Kim and Temple got along great, and the boy wonder, who earned college player of the year honors, actually made the cut.
  • US Open live thread (Saturday)

    06/15/2013 1:35:38 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 41 replies
    n/a ^ | 6-15-13 | n/a
    Anyone out there want to follow along and comment? Just an awesome venue. THIS is what a US Open is supposed to look like - both on television and on the leader board.
  • NCAA 2013 College World Series

    06/15/2013 10:03:17 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    Saturday June 15th, 2013 - Double Elimination Bracket I Mississippi State V Oregon State(3) 3pm ET Indiana V Louisville ET 8pm Sunday June 16th, 2013 - Double Elimination Bracket II North Carolina State V North Carolina (1) 3pm ET UCLA V LSU (4) 8pm ET June 24 through June 26th the winners of Bracket I and Bracket II will play in a Best-of-Three Series Schedule is subject to weather conditions
  • Late birdie pulls Mickelson into tie

    06/14/2013 5:55:27 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 18 replies
    espn ^ | 6-14-13 | Bob Harig
    ARDMORE, Pa. -- It didn't take long to figure out who was winning the U.S. Open on Friday: Merion. The historic course in suburban Philadelphia rose up and put down any thought it could be manhandled, with perhaps some help from the United States Golf Association. Despite a week's worth of rain and soft conditions that many figured would make the East Course vulnerable, scoring was in line with the typically high numbers often seen at the year's second major championship. When play was suspended due to darkness, Phil Mickelson was tied for the lead with Billy Horschel. Mickelson, the...
  • Not Chicago Stronger (T shirt controversy)

    06/14/2013 12:22:58 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 10 replies
    Chicago Now ^ | 6/13/13 | Ted Gruber
    Yes, the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks are in the Stanley Cup finals and Game 1 was a historic moment in NHL history. With the Blackhawks making the finals they are plenty of t-shirt vendors looking for a quick payday by coming up with ideas. You can drive up and down any well trafficked area in the city and there will be a vendor selling (legal or illegal) merchandise. The point is, sure people are looking to make money off of a team that is now 3 wins from another Stanley Cup but some are doing it in the wrong...
  • NFL to limit bags brought into stadiums

    06/14/2013 5:06:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 13, 2013 5:34 PM EDT | Barry Wilner
    Bring yourself to the game. Leave the cooler and backpack at home. The NFL is tightening stadium security starting this preseason, limiting the size and type of bags fans can bring to the game. The restrictions are designed to enhance security while speeding up entry into stadiums. With the exception of medically necessary items, only clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches will be allowed. One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags also will be OK, as will small clear plastic bags approximately the size of someone’s hand, with or without a...
  • Scientists Amazed by 'Fish With Abs'

    06/14/2013 12:30:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/13/2013
    An international team of scientists has found 380-million-year-old fossilised fish with abdominal muscles, in the remote Kimberley region. The palaeontologists said it was rare for the soft tissue in the placoderm fossils to be so well preserved and it allowed them to map the muscular structure of the fish. Placoderms had a type of armour plating and were often compared with sharks. Flinders University palaeontologist John Long said researchers had not previously believed abdominal muscles would be found in fish. "We didn't expect these fish to have abdominal muscles, they're the abs that people have," he said. "Sharks don't have...