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  • ‘Super Troopers 2’ Tops Amy Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’ (Marvel's Infinity War tracking $190-235m)

    04/20/2018 1:46:35 PM PDT · by ethom · 29 replies
    Variety ^ | April 20, 2018 7:52 | By Dave McNary
    Fox’s “Super Troopers 2” has topped Amy Schumer’s comedy “I Feel Pretty” with $1.4 million at 1,850 North American locations on Thursday night. STXfilms’ “I Feel Pretty” took in $1 million from 2,600 sites during Thursday previews. “Super Troopers 2” reunites the five stars of the original 2001 film — Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske, collectively known as Broken Lizard. The quintet plays profane Vermont state troopers with a penchant for pranks and feuding with other local law enforcement officers. The sequel, which was crowd-funded in 2015 with an impressive $4.4 million from fans...
  • Traina Thoughts: The Bad Ratings News Hasn't Gotten Any Better For ESPN's "Get Up"

    04/20/2018 12:29:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    SI ^ | April 20, 2018 | Jimmy Trania
    1. ESPN's new morning show, "Get Up," closed out its third week on the air today. Three weeks is still not a enough time to fully judge a show, but when it comes the ratings, the news is going from bad to worse for Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose. The debut episode drew 283,000 viewers. This Tuesday's episode drew 233,000 viewers while Wednesday's show pulled in 243,000 viewers. The show is not picking up viewers, which would've been expected with the NBA playoffs going on. The other problem for the World Wide Leader is that the show has...
  • Former Ohio State Football Coach Earle Bruce Dies at 87

    04/20/2018 9:47:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    AP ^ | April 20, 2018 | Staff
    Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce has died at his home in central Ohio. The College Football Hall of Fame member was 87. His four daughters released a statement Friday on the loss of ''a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and a respected coach to many.'' Bruce followed Woody Hayes as coach and compiled an 81-26-1 record. His teams won or shared in four Big Ten titles in between 1979 and 1987. He also coached at Tampa, Colorado State, Iowa State and of Northern Iowa. His career record was 154-90-2. He earlier coached high school football in Ohio.
  • New York Yankees Post Message of Support for Bullied 10-Year-Old Girl: 'We Got Your Back'

    04/20/2018 12:13:06 AM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    Inside Edition via MSN ^ | 19 Apr 2018 | Samantha Williams
    A 10-year-old girl from Pennsylvania received a special shout-out from the New York Yankees after sharing her experience of bullying in a heartbreaking video. The video shows Cassidy Slater, of Scranton, holding up sheets of paper describing the hardship she faces at her elementary school every day from bullies. "There's 4 of them and only 1 of me," she wrote....{snip} Among the video's many viewers were the New York Yankees. Some members of the team responded to her with a video of their own, using the same format with pieces of paper. The video started with Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia...
  • Legendary broadcaster Gil Santos passes away at the age of 80

    04/19/2018 8:32:21 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | 04/19/2018 | NBC Sports Boston Staff
    Legendary Patriots broadcaster Gil Santos passed away today on his birthday at the age of 80. The long-time voice of the Pats served in the booth for a total of 36 years, mostly alongside former Patriots kicker Gino Cappelletti. Santos also served as the morning sports anchor for WBZ-TV.
  • Shirtless Detroit Tigers fan goes viral

    04/19/2018 6:11:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    Sam Vosburgh, 60, nicknamed Chewbacca, says he rarely wears a shirt because he “runs hot.” “It's crazy, this is overwhelming I never expected this, I just went to watch the ballgame with my grandkids and my son in-law and all the sudden all this. It's overwhelming, it's beyond.” He was shocked to find out he had gone viral, because the Vosburgh said he goes to a lot of games and is almost always shirtless.
  • Erin Popovich Cause of Death: Wife of Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Dies Aged 67

    04/19/2018 9:51:18 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 12 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 4/19/18 | Dan Cancian
    Erin Popovich, the wife of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, died on Wednesday (April 18) at the age of 67 after a long battle with illness. The couple married four decades ago, while Gregg was serving as assistant coach at the Air Force Academy between 1973 and 1979. Erin is survived by her two children—Jill and Mickey—and two grandchildren.
  • Mid-Atlantic wrestling great Paul Jones dies at 75

    04/18/2018 8:12:12 PM PDT · by massmike · 17 replies
    postandcourier.com ^ | 04/18/2018 | MIKE MOONEYHAM
    “No. 1” Paul Jones, one of the most popular stars in the Mid-Atlantic wrestling territory during the ‘60s and ‘70s, passed away earlier this week near his home in Atlanta at the age of 76. Jones, whose real name was Paul Frederik, enjoyed phenomenal success in the Carolinas and Virginia, Georgia and Florida, where he was the only wrestler to simultaneously hold that state’s two major titles, the Florida heavyweight championship and the Southern heavyweight title. He won the Florida title belt four times and the Florida TV title twice. He also held the Georgia heavyweight title. Jones achieved legendary...
  • After getting hit by puck, Tampa mom wary about hockey games

    04/18/2018 6:45:34 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 58 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | April 17, 201 | Donovan Harrell
    TAMPA — Sabrina Pattie and her two sons love hockey. And they love the Tampa Bay Lightning. So she and her husband, Ryan, took them to their first-ever Lightning game on Saturday: Game 2 of the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the New Jersey Devils. They sat in Section 128, Row E — just five rows from the glass at Amalie Arena. That’s where the 39-year-old first-grade teacher was sitting when a puck flew over the glass, past the safety net and slammed into her face. "It’s not like they were center ice and this is a freak accident,"...
  • American Sports Needs More Fair-Weather Fans

    04/17/2018 5:14:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 17, 2018 | Derek Thompson
    When i was 10 years old, I was brainwashed. It was a perfectly legal maneuver. My uncle, who lived in New York City, observed that I liked to play baseball and took great care to impress upon me the superiority of the Yankees. This was the mid-1990s, an auspicious time to be hypnotized by pinstripes. Led by a telegenic talent who shared my first name, the team achieved dynastic dominance before the end of the decade. I grew up in McLean, Virginia, some 300 miles from the Bronx, but my parents stood by and allowed the indoctrination. My mom regarded...
  • NBA Breaks All-Time Attendance Record for Fourth Straight Year

    04/16/2018 11:57:23 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 37 replies
    SI ^ | 4-12-2018 | Charlotte Carroll
    The NBA broke the all-time attendance record for the fourth straight year with more than 22 million fans attending games this season, the league announced Thursday. The league also set records for average attendance (17,978) and sellouts (741). Records were also set in merchandise sales on NBA.com, and NBA League Pass subscriptions were up 63% from last season.
  • 10 Degrees: MLB's enormous attendance drop due to bad weather or something far worse for baseball?

    04/16/2018 11:33:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 124 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 16, 2018 | Jeff Passan
    It’s just April. Because this is baseball, that is an entirely reasonable explanation for the problem. And so, too, is the weather, the nasty, Mother Nature-must-be-pissed-at-someone sort of frigid that canceled half a dozen more games Sunday afternoon and is threatening to set records for postponements. And yet one look at the numbers across Major League Baseball shows a grim landscape. Not in home runs (which are down) or strikeouts (which are up) but attendance. Which isn’t just down – it is down precipitously, enough that one league official expressed concern that this isn’t simply a manifestation of the weather...
  • Bartolo Colon, perfect thru 7. In progress

    04/15/2018 6:55:05 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 22 replies
    Mlb.com ^ | April 15, 2018
    Game in progress. Tex vs Hous Age 44
  • 2018 FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN CHINESE GRAND PRIX

    04/15/2018 3:26:26 PM PDT · by Chode · 5 replies
    4/15/2018 | Chode
    Shanghai International Circuit First Grand Prix 2004 Number of Laps 56 Circuit Length 5.451KM Race Distance 307.066KM Lap Record 1:32.238 by Michael Schumacher (2004)
  • Manchester City win Premier League title after Man United loss to West Brom

    04/15/2018 3:08:13 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 26 replies
    Manchester City have won the Premier League title after second-place Manchester United were stunned 1-0 at home by West Bromwich Albion. Pep Guardiola's side are now uncatchable at the top of the table after United's shock defeat to the bottom-of-the-table Baggies, who received a 73rd-minute strike from Jay Rodriguez to seal United's fate.
  • I don’t win boring races! – Ricciardo on crazy China triumph

    04/15/2018 12:17:05 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 10 replies
    Formula1.com ^ | 15 April 2018
    Daniel Ricciardo likes to do it the hard way. His sensational victory in China on Sunday was the sixth of his career. In all of them, he has never started the race higher than fourth. And once again, his trademark overtakes were the highlight of an absolute belter of a Grand Prix. Ricciardo came to Shanghai on the back of four retirements in his last six races. And his luck seemed unlikely to turn when he suffered an engine problem in FP3. But after recovering to sixth in qualifying and then running there for most of the race, the Red...
  • Did this man really run the Boston Marathon route 4 times (104.8 miles) in 18 hours almost non-stop?

    04/15/2018 12:04:30 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 38 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 04/15/18 | daniel1212
    The story of this extraordinary feat as related here , among other sources, and the background story, is that, BOSTON - Qualifying for the Boston Marathon is hard enough. Running the 26.2 miles on Patriot Day in Boston can be even more difficult. Lafayette man, David Clark, just ran the course four times in 24 hours. "I have 10 years of sobriety coming up this year and I wanted to do a run for addiction awareness," said Clark. A decade ago, Clark was 320 pounds and addicted to alcohol and painkillers. Today, he's 160 pounds and a seasoned ultramarathoner. "I...
  • The Process finally made way for the playoffs, and the 76ers were ready for prime time

    04/15/2018 6:58:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 15, 2018 | Michael Lee
    Joel Embiid’s teammates didn’t know what he had planned for the moment The Process finally made way for the playoffs. Since he’s been out for the past two weeks with that left orbital fracture, Embiid has petitioned different companies that make protective face masks with a special request: to give him a half-mask, covering the left side of his face, reminiscent of the one worn by the Phantom of the Opera. “The Phantom of the Process” — as Embiid has dubbed himself with a new social-media hashtag — made his debut before the Philadelphia 76ers hosted Game 1 of their...
  • Tim Tebow Gets An Offer To Play Pro Football Again

    04/15/2018 5:32:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/13/2018 | Andrew Malcolm
    It looks like Tim Tebow may get to play pro football again after all.Not in the NFL, but in the new AAF that starts play next February.And not for just any coach, but for canny Steve Spurrier, another Heisman Trophy winning quarterback at the University of Florida where Tebow won the same trophy plus two NCAA national championships under Coach Urban Meyer.Spurrier is the newly-named head coach of the Orlando franchise of the Alliance of American Football that begins play on CBS next February the Sunday after the Super Bowl. It will play an eight-game season with a range...
  • UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje, Live thread

    04/14/2018 3:59:14 PM PDT · by Impy · 22 replies
    4-14-2018
    Prelims and Main Card on FOX broadcast network, prelims underway Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje In the Main Event Carlos Condit vs. Alex Oliveira in the co-main