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  • Man Accused of Trying to Carjack Three New Mexico Football Players

    08/19/2017 11:17:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 18, 2017
    Police arrested a suspected carjacker who apparently made a poor choice of potential victims. Albuquerque officers booked 20-year-old Angelo Martinez after the attempted robbery last week, according to KRQE. The players said they saw Martinez hanging around the Loma Linda Community Center football field, but had no idea who he was, according to KOAT. When they walked to their car, one of the players told KOAT Martinez was “acting sketchy as if he was trying to get in.” Several members of the team finally agreed to give him a ride, but said he kept changing his mind about his destination....
  • Hyde: Is Stanton the legit HR king if he hits 62? Even he wonders | Commentary

    08/18/2017 12:16:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 16, 2017 | Dave Hyde
    If I’m Giancarlo Stanton, I’d feel conflicted about the Steroid Era, too. I’d think Roger Maris’ 61 home runs in a season is the legitimate record, too. “Considering some things, I do,’’ he said Wednesday. If I’m Stanton, I’d note the only three players to hit more than 61 home runs – Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa – had more performance-enhancing drugs in them than an East German swim team. “But at the same time it doesn’t matter,’’ Stanton said. “The record is the record. But, personally, I do [think 61 is the record]... If PED users like...
  • Johnson, Emanuel bemoan canceled game after fight closed United Center (Chicago)

    08/17/2017 5:37:27 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 15, 2017 | Fran Spielman
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Eddie Johnson on Tuesday bemoaned the fights that forced the United Center to close, canceling the championship game of a basketball league intended to keep teenagers off the streets in the summer. The pandemonium — some captured on cellphone video — prevented neighborhood teams made up of players from two of Chicago’s top high school basketball teams — Orr Academy and Curie Metropolitan — from squaring off in a title game. As upsetting to Emanuel and Johnson as the ugly scene outside the United Center was the fact that the league itself was supposed...
  • ESPN apologizes for fantasy football segment compared to slave auction

    08/17/2017 5:21:00 AM PDT · by VastRWCon · 18 replies
    ESPN ^ | 08/15/2017 | Ray Sanchez, CNN
    ESPN apologizes for fantasy football segment compared to slave auction
  • Red Sox have fan throw out first pitch; disaster results (funny)

    08/16/2017 10:27:21 PM PDT · by Enchante · 38 replies
    Twitter video ^ | August 16, 2017 | Chad Amaral
    First pitch tonight at Fenway..missed his target, by just a little bit. #RedSox
  • Tom Hawkins, who played for Lakers, worked for Dodgers, passes at 80

    08/16/2017 6:53:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | August 16, 2017 | Staff and news service reports
    Tom Hawkins, who played six seasons for the Lakers, worked as a broadcaster in L.A. and later served as a Dodgers executive, passed away at his home in Malibu on Wednesday. He was 80. A 6-foot-5 forward, Hawkins starred at Chicago’s Parker (now Robeson) High School before playing at Notre Dame, where he became the first African-American student-athlete to earn All-America honors for the Fighting Irish. Hawkins was the first Irish player to average in double figures for scoring and rebounding during each of his three seasons (freshmen were ineligible during his collegiate career). His 1,318 career rebounds remains the...
  • Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium features Chick-fil-A stand — which will be closed on Sundays

    08/16/2017 11:49:40 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2017 | Josh Luckenbaugh
    Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC set to open later this month, will feature a Chick-fil-A concession stand. One problem for hungry Falcons fans: just like all Chick-fil-A locations, the stand will be closed on Sundays.
  • Bodybuilder Mom Dies From Too Much Protein Before Competition

    08/16/2017 10:56:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 14, 2017
    Meegan Hefford, a mother of two and bodybuilder, died after an overconsumption of protein shakes, supplements and protein-rich foods. Hefford was found unconscious in her apartment in West Australia and was quickly transported to the hospital, where she was declared brain-dead. She passed away two days later. Hefford, who had been competing as a bodybuilder since 2014, was also ramping up her gym routine in the weeks before her death. The 25-year-old mom and paramedic trainee had put herself on a special restricted diet while she was preparing for a bodybuilding competition in September.
  • Seattle Storm holds pregame rally supporting Planned Parenthood, amid mild protest

    08/16/2017 9:35:18 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Seatle Times ^ | 7/18/2017 | Emily Giambalvo
    While the Seattle Storm’s players warmed up inside a quiet KeyArena, the area surrounding the building was crowded with members of the community who supported the team’s partnership with Planned Parenthood, and a few who opposed the rally. The Storm’s WNBA game against the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night featured an ownership-led initiative in support of the nonprofit that provides reproductive health care. This marks the first time a sports franchise has partnered with Planned Parenthood, according to a spokesperson from the organization. In addition to an online auction, the Storm pledged to give $5 from each ticket sold to...
  • Confederate flag flew proudly at a major Irish sporting event

    08/15/2017 9:57:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Irish Central ^ | August 14, 2017 05:35 AM | Niall O’Dowd
    Two Irish groups regularly fly the Confederate flag and one of the flags was seen on television on Sunday at a major sporting event despite the weekend deaths in Charlottesville and the white supremacist supporters widely waving the Confederate flag. It also flew Sunday at Dublin’s premier sporting grounds in Croke Park in Dublin. Supporters of the Cork team, which played Waterford in the All-Ireland hurling semifinal before over 72,000 people in Croke Park, were seen flying the flag during television coverage of Sunday’s game. The Cork hurling and football teams are known as “The Rebels” and have long used...
  • Frank Broyles, Arkansas icon, dies at 92

    08/14/2017 6:05:06 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 24 replies
    WholeHogSports ^ | August 14, 2017 | Matt Jones
    FAYETTEVILLE — Frank Broyles, who coached Arkansas to its only football national championship and later served as the Razorbacks’ athletics director for years, has died. He was 92. Broyles died Monday at a family home in Fayetteville. He had suffered from Alzheimer's, the neurological disease about which he spent countless hours raising awareness and from which his first wife, Barbara, died in 2004. Broyles devoted most of his adult life to the Razorbacks. After coaching one season as head coach at Missouri, he was hired by then-athletics director John Barnhill to lead Arkansas in December 1957 and spent the next...
  • Former NBA Star Ray Allen Visits Holocaust History In Auschwitz [Interview]

    08/13/2017 3:34:34 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 12 replies
    NPR ^ | August 5, 2017 | STACEY VANEK SMITH, HOST
    Most of us know Ray Allen as a former NBA basketball player with the Milwaukee Bucks, the Seattle Supersonics, Boston Celtics Miami Heat. He's also the NBA's all-time leader in 3-point shots. What most people probably don't know is that Ray has always been fascinated by the Holocaust. In fact, whenever his team would visit Washington, D.C., to play the Wizards, Ray would make a visit to the National Holocaust Museum. Recently, Ray Allen decided to see the history in person. He visited the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, and he wrote about the experience this week in The Players'...
  • 2017 PGA Championship

    08/13/2017 3:15:51 PM PDT · by fhayek · 5 replies
    Final round
  • Saturday Sports

    08/12/2017 5:49:55 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 21 replies
    friend's email | 8/12/2017 | unknown
    Some good ones for all the jocks..... Don Meredith, Dallas Cowboys Quarterback once said: “Coach Tom Landry is such a perfectionist that if he was married to Raquel Welch, he would expect her to cook.” Harry Neale, professional hockey coach: "Last year we couldn't win at home and we were losing on the road. My failure as a coach was that I couldn't think of anyplace else to play.” Reggie Jackson commenting on Tom Seaver: "Blind people come to the ballpark just to listen to him pitch." Doug Sanders, professional golfer: "I'm working as hard as I can to get...
  • NFL statement on Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension

    08/11/2017 11:11:04 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 59 replies
    NFL.com ^ | 11 August 2017 | NFL
    Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys was notified today by the NFL that he will be suspended without pay for the team's first six 2017 regular-season games for violating the league's Personal Conduct Policy. Over the course of the last year, the league conducted an extensive investigation. League investigators interviewed more than a dozen witnesses, including Ms. Tiffany Thompson, who had alleged multiple instances of physical violence in July 2016, and Mr. Elliott. The league also consulted with medical experts. League investigators examined all available evidence, including photographic and digital evidence, thousands of text messages and other records of electronic...
  • Video: Tim Tebow leaves on-deck circle to greet autistic boy, then hits home run

    08/11/2017 4:52:56 AM PDT · by Third Person · 27 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 9th, 2017 | Martin Fennelly
    Tim Tebow and Seth Bosch had never met until July 29 at Charlotte Sports Park, where Tebow, playing minor-league baseball for the St. Lucie Mets, was going against the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Tebow and his team will be in Tampa and Clearwater for eight games beginning Thursday night. But back to that brief encounter on July 29, one that turned into something special, all of it captured on video by Seth's mother, Ileanna. Tebow, 29, was taking practice swings in the on-deck circle, waiting to hit in the top of the seventh inning. Seth, who was 9 at the time...
  • Crossman 113

    08/10/2017 9:18:44 PM PDT · by rey · 10 replies
    10 Aug 2017
    Can you use a regular CO2 canister to charge a Crossman model 113? The online manual shows an odd CO2 canister with a handle on the end to open it. Supposedly, you twist the canister onto the end of the tube, open the charging handle, and allow the pressure to equalize. Will a standard CO2 canister work on this?
  • After The Flame: The 2016 Summer Games were supposed to bring Rio and Brazil [tr]

    08/10/2017 11:15:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 10, 2017 | Wayne Drehs and Mariana Lajolo
    Felipe Wu opens the door, apologizing for the mess. On the floor beside him sits a suitcase overstuffed with clothes. A few feet away, boxes filled with pistols and ammunition climb the stairs. There are shoes in the kitchen. Boxes in the living room. A hole in the wall where the air conditioner once sat. It is a home in disarray. A family that is about to move.
  • LIVE THREAD - NFL 2017 Preseason Schedule -Week One

    08/10/2017 10:31:12 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 16 replies
    espn.com ^ | ESPN
    NFL Preseason Schedule - 2017
  • Concussion’ doctor says high school football is child abuse

    08/09/2017 7:02:22 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 8, 2017 | Laura Kelly
    The physician credited with discovering Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in American football players said that anyone who lets children play football could be held accountable for abuse. “Someday there will be a district attorney who will prosecute for child abuse [on the football field], and it will succeed,” said Dr. Bennet Omalu at a New York Press Club talk, Sports Illustrated reported. His remarks come shortly after a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 110 out of 111 National Football League players had evidence of CTE when their brains were examined postmortem.