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  • Florida Gators win first-ever College World Series after 103 seasons

    06/27/2017 11:19:17 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 4 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 6/28/2017 | CHRIS CHAVEZ
    The Florida Gators captured the College World Series title on Sunday night with a 6–1 win over the LSU Tigers to sweep the best-of-three series. Florida scored its first two runs in the bottom of first and second inning before holding the lead. LSU scored its first run in the seventh inning but also lost a run due to an interference call on a Tigers base runner. LSU threatened in the eighth inning but failed to score. Florida added four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to seal the victory.
  • Dodger Fan (short story)

    06/27/2017 12:57:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    DODGER FAN by Will Stanton Originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, June 1957 Link I first read this over fifty years ago.
  • Tested: The 22 Nosler

    06/26/2017 10:54:50 PM PDT · by RC one · 15 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | Friday, June 23, 2017 | Aaron Carter
    Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower,” believed the late Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apple, Inc. It’s obvious that Nosler, Inc., subscribes to this philosophy as well; since 2014, the year that the 26 Nosler made its debut, the Bend, Ore., company has introduced a total of five new cartridges. Outside of the early 2000s, when Winchester and Remington were embroiled in a frenzied ballistics battle, such a flurry of activity is somewhat unusual—makers of proprietary and wildcat cartridges notwithstanding, of course. Of the new Nosler namesakes, the .22 caliber is arguably the most...
  • Serena Williams rips John McEnroe after he says she'd be 'like 700' on men's circuit

    06/26/2017 6:54:12 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 92 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | June 26, 2017 | Luis Gomez
    Is Serena Williams only as good as the male tennis player ranked 700th in the world? According to tennis veteran John McEnroe, quite possibly yes. That’s what he said in an interview that aired on Sunday — and his assessment sparked some debate online and a stern rebuke from Williams on Twitter where she said his statements are “not factually based” and that she has “never played anyone ranked ‘there.’” So, what exactly did McEnroe say to get this kind of response from the top player in women’s tennis? In an interview that aired on Sunday, NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro asked...
  • Game-by-game predictions for the 2017 schedule: Will the Cowboys' NFC East reign continue?

    06/26/2017 5:11:13 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 23 replies
    By Jon Machota , Staff Writer Contact Jon Machota on Twitter: @jonmachota I predicted the outcome for every Cowboys game after the 2017 NFL regular-season schedule was released in April. At the time, I had Dallas going 10-6, the same record I predicted in 2016. One difference is that I had the Cowboys winning the division last year. At first glance, I had them finishing second this year to the New York Giants, but earning a wild card spot. Having been able to see what they did in the draft and watch offseason practices, I've gone back through my projections....
  • Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya and Danielle Goyette headline Hockey Hall of Fame's class of 2017

    06/26/2017 1:12:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    National Post ^ | June 26, 2017 | Lance Hornby
    The Finnish Flash will light up the Hockey Hall Of Fame. Teemu Selanne was the lock to be named among the 2017 inductees voted in Monday afternoon in his first year of eligibility, joined by three former NHLers who had been on the waiting list: Paul Kariya, Dave Andreychuk and Mark Recchi. Canadian national women world and Olympic champion Danielle Goyette rounded out the player category. Two builders were also added: long-time Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs and Canadian university coaching legend Clare Drake, who ran the University of Alberta program.
  • All Five Seattle Pro Sports Teams Cooperate to Celebrate ‘Pride Month’

    06/24/2017 7:32:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 22, 2017 | Warner Todd Huston
    All five of the Seattle, Washington, professional sports teams announced a cooperative effort to recognize gay pride month, reports say. Gay activists are celebrating the combined effort, noting that this is the first time that all the teams have organized to recognize LGBTQ equality, according to USA Today.
  • Ohio State Football Recruit Wears T-Shirt: ‘I Hope I Don’t Get Killed for Being Black Today’

    06/23/2017 5:59:10 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-22-2017 | Dylan Gwinn
    Tyreke Smith, a player attending Ohio State’s football camp, made quite the impression when he showed up on the Buckeye’s campus. However, it wasn’t for anything he did on the football field. Instead, it was for what he wore. Smith reported to camp wearing a T-shirt that said, “I hope I don’t get killed for being black today.” Smith explained his decision to wear the shirt to ElevenWarriors, a site which covers Ohio State football. Smith said, “I decided to wear the shirt because I wanted to bring attention to the epidemic of blacks being killed at an alarming rate....
  • Bellator NYC / UFC Fight Night, Live Thread

    06/23/2017 11:58:46 PM PDT · by Impy · 50 replies
    MMA action this weekend First up Saturday Night it's Bellator 180 + the Bellator NYC PPV Event Bellator 180 Prelims can be viewed for free on Main Card on Spike TV at 8:00 PM Eastern Bellator NYC on Pay-per-View at 10:00 PM Eastern Then on Sunday night it's UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee Early Prelims on UFC Fight Pass Prelims on Fox Sports *2* and Fox Sports Go at 7:00 PM Eastern Main Card on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports Go at 9:00 PM Eastern Some of the key fights The Bellator PPV is headlined by...
  • These Yoga Pants Are Reincarnated From Coffee Grounds And Crab Shells

    06/23/2017 8:04:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Fast Company ^ | 6/23 | ELIZABETH SEGRAN5
    The yogawear company Rumi X makes every piece of clothing it sells from materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill or the ocean.For many yogis, achieving balance has to do with much more than just nailing the one-legged tree pose. It often has to do with more existential questions of being at one with the earth, which means protecting its future. This was certainly true for Melissa Chu, who grew up in the Bay Area, where everyone recycled obsessively and looked for ways to cut down their carbon footprint–when they weren’t off at a meditation retreat, that is....

    06/23/2017 2:45:04 PM PDT · by Chode · 28 replies
    6/23/2017 | Chode
    Baku City Circuit First Grand Prix 2016 Number of Laps 51 Circuit Length 6.003 Race Distance 306.049 Lap Record 1:46.485 by Nico Rosberg (2016)
  • Everything in the World Is Bad, Except This Dancing Gorilla Who Is So, So Good

    06/23/2017 12:34:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/23 | Madison Malone Kircher
    Want to feel old? Harambe the gorilla has been dead for over a year. We’re due for some viral primate news. Today’s comes courtesy of the Dallas Zoo’s YouTube channel, which posted a video earlier this week of Zola, one of its gorillas, dancing around in a kiddie pool. It is a rare piece of perfect content. Excuse me while I begin raising funds for an all-gorilla reboot of Flashdance.
  • President Trump Drives Golf Cart All Over Bedminster Green (he does own the COURSE)

    06/22/2017 1:58:55 PM PDT · by drewh · 79 replies
    Golf.COM ^ | Thursday June 22nd, 2017 | staff
    The President loves the game of golf, especially when he can play at his own properties. But during a recent round at his club in Bedminster, N.J., Donald Trump threw out the book of etiquette when he took his golf cart over one of his club's greens. A video posted to Twitter by guests at the club shows the president cruising across the green -- a staunch no-no in golf decorum. POTUS then pulls up to the guests filming and engages them in conversation. When the guests ask him how he's playing, Trump replies: "Well until this hole." Maybe he...
  • The Epidemic That's Ruining Youth Sports

    06/22/2017 1:13:21 PM PDT · by pajama pundit · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 19, 2017 | Kirsten Fleming
    During a soccer game early last year, Tiffany Lin began experiencing a sharp pain in her right knee. Then a freshman at Manhattan’s Beacon School, Lin tried to play through the pain but sought out a doctor when it wouldn’t subside. The diagnosis? She had Osgood-Schlatter disease, which is the inflammation of the area just below the knee. It mostly occurs during growth spurts and is exacerbated by continuous pounding of the knees that happens during sports such as soccer and running.
  • Michael Phelps Will Race Great White Shark for Shark Week and We Can't Wait

    06/22/2017 10:11:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/22/2017 | BY ARNOLD CARREIRO
    He’s earned 23 Olympic gold medals for the American swim team over his career, but can this all-American record-breaking athlete outswim a great white shark? We’ll find out when man races beast as soon as “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs Great White” debuts on the Discovery Channel on July 23 for their annual “Shark Week” programming event. Phelps "has one competition left to win," according to the Discovery Channel. "An event so monumental no one has ever attempted it before. The world’s most decorated athlete takes on the ocean’s most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark – the race...
  • Ascot revellers enjoy a tipple and kick off their heels to relax on the grass as Ladies Day [tr]

    06/22/2017 10:06:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 22, 2017 | Siofra Brennan
    Teetering around in your highest heels, most glamorous dress and a towering hat all day is de rigueur for Royal Ascot. So it's no wonder revellers at Ascot were keen to kick off their stilettos and take the weight off as the afternoon wore on. Ladies Day attendees were seen positioning themselves on the grass in front of the grandstand to enjoy a drink and give their feet a well-earned rest. Seemingly unflustered about getting grass stains on their best outfits, racing fans were eager to kick back and relax amid the hordes.
  • Sharks' Burns Wins 2017 Norris Memorial Trophy as NHL's Top Defenseman

    06/21/2017 9:46:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/21 | Kevin Kurtz
    Brent Burns was presented with the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the league's most outstanding defenseman at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas on Wednesday. He is the first-ever player in Sharks franchise history to win the award. After finishing first among defensemen in the regular season with 29 goals and 76 points, and leading the league with 320 shots, Burns was thought to be the frontrunner ahead of fellow finalists Erik Karlsson from Ottawa and Tampa Bay's Viktor Hedman. Karlsson, a two-time winner, was second. Burns, 32, became just the second NHL defenseman to lead his team in...

    06/21/2017 3:58:40 PM PDT · by airborne · 24 replies
    NHL website ^ | 6/21/17 | various
    And the award goes to .......
  • 2017 NFL Preview: The tanking Jets are even worse than the Browns

    06/21/2017 7:20:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 20, 2017 | Frank Schwab
    At least the New York Jets have a plan. It’s “The Sham for Sam,” or whatever clever nickname you have for tanking to draft USC quarterback Sam Darnold next April. When a team bottoms out, it usually doesn’t happen this fast. There are signs of erosion, a slow decline to the bottom, then a tough decision to rebuild. Not for the Jets. The fall was steep and sudden. The Jets spent big in 2015, with $168 million going to five free agents. They finished 10-6 in coach Todd Bowles’ first season. One year ago, they were considered playoff contenders.
  • Pelton Mail: Curry More Valuable to Golden State Than Durant

    06/18/2017 2:46:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | 6/18 | Kevin Pelton
    Ben's tweet was in reply to one of mine about Steve Kerr's post-championship appearance on the Lowe Post earlier this week. Discussing the topic of the best players in the league, Kerr told Lowe, "LeBron's the best player in basketball, and KD [Kevin Durant] is right there with him." The Warriors are NBA champions for the second time in three seasons. We have you covered with the latest news and analysis from Oakland. Finals » When Lowe followed up about mentioning Durant and not Stephen Curry, Kerr explained the choice. "Steph is one of the great players in the world,...