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  • 100s of USA swimmers were sexually abused for decades and the people in charge knew and ignored it

    02/17/2018 3:38:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | February 17, 2018 | SCOTT M. REID
    100s of USA swimmers were sexually abused for decades and the people in charge knew and ignored it, investigation findsFor decades the sexual abuse of young athletes by their coaches lingered just beneath the surface in American swimming’s otherwise golden waters. In 2005, USA Swimming president Ron Van Pool decided it was time to bring the issue to the surface. Giving his annual State of Swimming address, Van Pool pushed for a more aggressive approach within the sport to taking on sexual abuse. “USA Swimming is frightfully behind the curve in this process and there are those who would have...
  • NBC Erroneously Declared Olympic Winner in Women’s Super-G Before Finals Ended (tr)

    02/17/2018 9:14:52 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Vulture ^ | February 17, 2018 | Devon Ivie
    NBC Olympics✔ @NBCOlympics You'd be shocked, too. 😱 Ester Ledecka, a world champion SNOWBOARDER, shocks the field to win a surprise-gold by 0.01 in alpine skiing women's super-G! #WinterOlympics 1,749 people are talking about this As the old saying goes: Don’t you dare cut away to the figure skating until all of the skiers have their time in the snow. NBC learned this the hard way during the network’s Olympics coverage on Friday evening, when commentators Bode Miller and Dan Hicks decided to crown Anna Veith, one of the most dominant Super-G competitors in the world, the winner of...
  • No medal for Lindsey Vonn in Olympic super-G

    02/16/2018 8:11:21 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 175 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/16/18 | Associated Press
    There will be no medal for American skier Lindsey Vonn in the Olympic super-G at the Pyeongchang Games. She had a fast run going before a mistake near the bottom cost her valuable time. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein leads after the opening eight racers. Vonn will have another chance in the downhill. At age 33, she is trying to become the oldest woman to win an Olympic Alpine medal. She won bronze in the super-G at the 2010 Vancouver Games — to go with her downhill gold — but missed the 2014 Sochi Olympics after surgery on her right knee.
  • Olympics Ratings Slide To 2018 Low As Mikaela Shiffrin Fails To Medal In Slalom

    02/16/2018 8:51:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 16, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    Team USA has a total of eight medals so far at the XXIII Winter Games, but another gold in slalom for Mikaela Shiffrin was not destined to be one of them last night in NBC’s primetime coverage, as the network hit a new 2018 low in the ratings.
  • Report: Baylor Redshirt Football Players Involved in Sexual Assault Investigation

    02/16/2018 6:55:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    SI ^ | February 15, 2018 | Charlotte Carroll
    Two Baylor redshirt football players, along with two other student suspects, are reportedly under investigation in connection with a sexual assault involving Baylor female athletes, per KWTX. The complainant and victim are reportedly members of the school's equestrian team.
  • Lincecum puts on pitching showcase. Why a scout expects him to be signed soon

    02/15/2018 7:43:08 PM PST · by Mariner · 28 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | February 15th, 2018 | By Noel Harris
    Tim Lincecum isn’t ready to leave the game. The former Giants ace, who hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2016 with the Los Angeles Angels, held a showcase for 17 teams Thursday in the Seattle area, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. There were 17 teams at Tim Lincecum’s workout today, and most had him at 91-93 mph with more strikes than expected. A number of teams are hoping Lincecum is willing to consider a multi-inning or potentially late-game relief role where his fastball-changeup combination can thrive. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 16, 2018 Jon Heyman, an MLB Network...
  • Blake Griffin's jilted ex tears into NBA star in lawsuit, claiming he 'abandoned' [tr]

    02/14/2018 1:17:16 PM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 14, 2018 | Ryan Perry and Cheyenne Roundtree
    Blake Griffin's ex girlfriend has torn into the NBA star in a lawsuit filed on Valentine's Day, claiming that he abandoned his family for a romance with Kendall Jenner. Brynn Cameron is taking the 28-year-old Los Angeles Clippers player to court, claiming he is refusing to provide financial support for her and their children. Cameron and Blake met nine years ago, had two children together and were engaged, but the athlete called off the wedding last year and set his sights on 22-year-old catwalk model Jenner.
  • Former Dallas Cowboy Lincoln Coleman Found Safe After Forgetting Where He Parked

    02/14/2018 11:20:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies ^ | February 13, 2018 at 9:52 pm | By Jeff Paul
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Missing since Friday, former Dallas Cowboys running back Lincoln Coleman was found safe on Tuesday morning, according to Dallas Police. Investigators were worried about his diminished mental capacity and his need for medical help. Coleman’s agent and friend of 15 years, Christopher Randolph, said Coleman had parked his car at a church three blocks from his house. He said Coleman could not figure out where he left his car or how to get home. Randolph said on Tuesday at about 4 a.m., Coleman returned home but was confused about what happened. “We were worried about him freezing....
  • Freeper airplane pilots ? (Unbridled, off-the-rails vanity)

    02/14/2018 8:37:40 AM PST · by Celerity · 49 replies
    Self | 2/14/18 | Celerity
    Greetings and Salutations to everyone on this fine Valentine's day and I hope this stupid little Vanity I spit out finds it's way to your eyeballs. I'm moving my family across the country, but I'm not sure where yet. Luckily, this thread isn't about that. What it is about is my simmering desire to take to the air. When I move across the country, I really want to se my next goal to be a private airplane owner. But I know nothing on the topic. I mean I read a lot on it, but I'm itching to talk to someone...
  • Notre Dame Forced to Vacate Wins From National Runner-Up Season

    02/14/2018 6:04:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    SI ^ | February 13, 2018 | Dan Grantland
    The NCAA has ordered Notre Dame to vacate its football wins from the 2012 and 2013 seasons after denying the school’s appeal of sanctions tied to academic misconduct. The Irish won 12 games in 2012 before losing to Alabama in the BCS championship game and went 9–4 in 2013.
  • Day 6 Olympic Jazz- Kvedtching, Shaun, Mikala and Figure Skating!!

    02/13/2018 5:04:05 PM PST · by blu · 20 replies
    Half Pipe Snowboarding, Michala finally gets out of that tub of ice water, some short track skating and PAIRS SHORT PROGRAM figure skating.
  • Olympics Day 6 The Screaming Canadian Curling Couple is back!

    02/13/2018 3:40:50 PM PST · by RooRoobird20 · 71 replies
    Me ^ | February 13 2018 | Me
    The screaming Canadian curling couple is back! The commentator said that recently they got into a huge argument on the ice. The husband was so mad he actually threw the other team's stone. His wife was screaming "No! No!" but she screams so much he he ignored her. LMAO! ..........In spite of the fighting, the screaming couple just won the gold.
  • TV station apologizes for using ‘P.F. Chang’ instead of PyeongChang in Olympics graphic

    02/13/2018 10:11:31 AM PST · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    WaPo ^ | 2/13/2018 | Des Bieler
    A Chicago TV station apologized for using “P.F. Chang” in a graphic about the Winter Olympics, instead of PyeongChang, the name of the South Korean county hosting the Games. P.F. Chang’s is the name of an “Asian restaurant concept” chain with more than 200 locations in the United States, including several in the Chicago area.
  • Eagles’ Chris Long: NFL Players Care More About Their ‘Social Conscience’ Than Ratings

    02/13/2018 6:00:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 12, 2018 | Trent Baker
    During Monday’s Fox Sports 1 broadcast of “The Herd,” Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long shrugged off the NFL’s ratings drop being attributed to players like teammate Malcolm Jenkins protesting the National Anthem. Long said that “a lot of people are having more fun watching football than ever” and players are putting their social consciences over the league’s success.
  • REPORT: Chiefs Star Kareem Hunt Accused of Shoving Woman in Cleveland

    02/13/2018 3:36:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    12UP ^ | February 12, 2018 | Mark Powell
    Kareem Hunt seemingly has a bright NFL future ahead of him, assuming he doesn't get in his own way. That's easier said than done, and while we currently don't know the specifics, Hunt has been accused of a violent act that could get him in some trouble with the commissioner's office.
  • At Olympics, Chloe Kim takes family on one more epic ride

    02/13/2018 3:29:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    AP ^ | February 12, 2018 | Eddie Peells
    Chloe Kim stamped her name on a new era of snowboarding with a run down the halfpipe that, officially, did not mean anything, but to her, meant everything. The Olympic gold medal was already hers but she knew she could do better. So, she cinched on her gloves, cranked up "Motorsport" on her iPod, said "This one's for you Grams" -- a shout-out to her South Korean grandmother, who was watching her in person for the first time -- and dropped into the halfpipe to make history.
  • Gravity is Overrated

    02/13/2018 2:29:44 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 33 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/13/2018 | unknown
  • LaVar Ball threatens Lakers with delusional ultimatum

    02/12/2018 8:48:53 PM PST · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 12, 2018 | Zach Braziller
    LaVar Ball has another message for the Lakers: If you want to keep Lonzo, you’ll need to take his brothers, too. The outspoken, media-seeking father of the rookie point guard is adamant about seeing Lonzo’s lesser-talented younger brothers, LiAngelo and LaMelo, join him in the NBA, and seems willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen. “I want all three boys to play for the Lakers,” LaVar told Lithuanian journalist Donatas Urbonas. “But if that does not happen, I’m telling you the story [of] what’s gonna happen first. If they don’t take Gelo this year, I bring back...
  • Day 4 At the Olympics-Is it still windy?

    02/12/2018 3:26:22 PM PST · by blu · 14 replies
    YeahThe Canadians won the team gold and USA took bronze in the team figure skating!
  • NBC’s Katie Couric is in hot water with the Dutch, who really don’t skate everywhere

    02/12/2018 4:42:56 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 11, 2018 | Cindy Boren
    <p>Now, most people just watch the color and pageantry rather than focusing on the announcers, but Couric’s reasoning for why the Netherlands is so dominant in speedskating stopped everyone. Couric mentioned Amsterdam’s canals and pointed out that skating is “an important mode of transportation” when the canals freeze over.</p>