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  • Could You Stomach the Horrors of 'Halftime' in Ancient Rome?

    02/06/2016 10:26:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Live Science ^ | February 4, 2016 | Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
    The enormous arena was empty, save for the seesaws and the dozens of condemned criminals who sat naked upon them, hands tied behind their backs. Unfamiliar with the recently invented contraptions known as petaurua, the men tested the seesaws uneasily. One criminal would push off the ground and suddenly find himself 15 feet in the air while his partner on the other side of the seesaw descended swiftly to the ground. How strange. In the stands, tens of thousands of Roman citizens waited with half-bored curiosity to see what would happen next and whether it would be interesting enough to...
  • Nolan Ryan's 7 Hitter against Robin Ventura

    02/06/2016 3:39:20 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 26 replies
    What a great video Ryan vs Ventura
  • 2012 National Square Dance Competition

    02/05/2016 10:28:21 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 2, 2012 | Robert Ameeti
    Anywhere in the world, you can find a dance near you simply by entering your address at http://www.WheresTheDance.com It is amazing. Do try it. About this video: Each year, starting in 2009, at the National Square Dance Convention, a Mainstream competition takes place. In 2012, it was in Spokane WA. The team captured here won 1st place. It is all done in fun with the hopes of elation by all who participate. The tip is danced with a personal, 'How long can I last' thrill. Everyone who wants to give it a try is welcome.
  • Brett Favre a shoo-in for Pro Football Hall of Fame

    02/05/2016 7:01:34 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 05 FEBRUARY 2016 | WBAY.COM
    It's the definition of a "sure thing." The next class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be announced Saturday, and former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre is sure to be inducted. It's #4's first time on the Pro Football Hall of Fame ballot, but his stats and stature make him a shoo-in. "Nothing is ever a lock, but I am honored to be here," Favre told NFL Network. "I never dreamed of MVP, I never dreamed of the Hall of Fame, I dreamed of playing. And running out with my helmet off, like I did in the...
  • Touchdown! Yes, Astronauts in Space Can Watch the Super Bowl

    02/05/2016 5:28:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    space.com ^ | 02/05/2016 | sarah lewin
    While NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Tim Kopra on the orbiting laboratory haven't announced their picks for the big game, they will be off duty and able to watch. (Kelly is a Houston Texans fan and watched football on Thanksgiving with former crewmember Kjell Lindgren.) "Crew will be able to watch in real time; it will be sent up as usual for live events from Mission Control Houston," NASA spokesman Dan Huot told Space.com in an email. "It's a nominal off-duty Sunday for the entire crew, so no additional tasks for them aside from exercise." After their day off, the...
  • Johnny Manziel's Father Says Son Refused Rehab Admittance After Domestic Dispute

    02/05/2016 1:56:36 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    B/R ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | Tim Daniels
    Paul Manziel, the father of Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, stated Friday he's concerned his 23-year-old son is heading for a bleak future if he doesn't receive help soon. Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News provided comments from the elder Manziel, who said his son refused admittance to rehabilitation facilities twice over the past week. He doesn't think that paints a promising picture moving forward. "I truly believe if they can't get him help, he won't live to see his 24th birthday," Paul Manziel said. On Friday, Manziel's agent, Erik Burkhardt, announced he was parting ways with the signal-caller,...

    02/05/2016 1:17:25 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies
    ABC 13 HOUSTON ^ | 05 FEBRUARY 2016 | ABC 13 HOUSTON
    In the latest development in the Johnny Manziel saga, his agent released a statement Friday saying he is cutting ties with the Cleveland Browns quarterback. "It is with deep regret that, after several emotional and very personal discussions with his family, his doctors and my client himself, I have made the decision to terminate my professional relationship with Johnny Manziel," agent Erik Burkhardt said in a statement.
  • Joe Montana at 59: 'I can't really run or do much'

    02/05/2016 12:50:13 PM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    USA Today | February 5, 2016 | Josh Peter
    Link only, per agreement with Gannett
  • Blind Side Mom whose Story of Adoption inspired the Oscar-winning Film Praises her 'Amazing' ....

    02/05/2016 12:06:22 PM PST · by Cecily · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 5, 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    The mother whose story of adopting a homeless African American teen inspired the Oscar-winning film The Blind Side has spoken of her pride after her son reached his second Super Bowl. Leigh Anne Tuohy, a mother-of-three including Carolina Panther's offensive lineman Michael Oher, said it is 'amazing' that he is returning to football's top competition this Sunday. Speaking to Today, she said she is 'really excited' to be watching the game on the field, adding: 'I'm going to put my bling jersey on, and be the proudest, most obnoxious momma I can possibly be.'
  • Is future bleak for Super Bowl?

    02/04/2016 8:48:44 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | February 4, 2016 | Amy Bass
    In a way, that sounds like a strange question, because football has never had a lack of fans. Last year's Super Bowl, for example, was a ratings bonanza for NBC, with some 114.5 million viewers -- climbing to 120.8 million during the final minutes -- making it the most viewed television program in U.S. history. Next year, network television looks set to grow the NFL juggernaut further, with NBC and CBS brokering a deal earlier this week rumored to be in the $450 million range to split the Thursday night prime-time games package. So the problem, right now at least,...
  • Chicago Cameraman Covering Super Bowl Robbed at Gunpoint: Report

    02/04/2016 1:59:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    A Chicago television cameraman in San Francisco to cover Super Bowl 50 was robbed of his camera at gunpoint, authorities said. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that Marcus Richardson was taking scenic background pictures on Tuesday at Lombard and Hyde streets when he was robbed of his camera and a backpack around 9:15 p.m.

    02/04/2016 1:24:40 PM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    AP ^ | February 4, 2016 | Janie McCauley
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will implement a "Rooney Rule" requiring that women be interviewed for executive positions with teams around the league and in his own office, too. Goodell made the announcement Thursday in his opening remarks at the first NFL Women's Summit, part of Super Bowl 50.
  • Clippers owner Steve Ballmer says Blake Griffin will face some consequences

    02/04/2016 12:37:06 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 5, 2016 | Dylan Hernandez
    ... In his first interview since Blake Griffin punched out the team's assistant equipment manager, the Clippers owner [Steve Ballmer] sounded as if he was prepared to discipline his All-Star forward. Asked Wednesday night if he felt it necessary for the Clippers to take the kind of action that would represent what they stand for, Ballmer didn't hesitate. "There need to be consequences," he said. "It's the right thing to do." ...
  • Roger Goodell: Women will interview for open executive jobs

    02/04/2016 10:41:24 AM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jane McManus
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is going to institute a Rooney Rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at NFL Women's Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to listen to a slate of speakers on issues affecting women in sports.
  • Stephen Curry is showing why he's one of the greatest shooters in NBA history

    02/04/2016 10:29:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/04/2016 | Scott Davis
    Stephen Curry put together one of his finest performances Wednesday night, scoring 51 points on 68% shooting while going 11-for-16 from 3-point range, as the Warriors beat the Wizards 134-121. Even more impressive is that Curry accomplished this feat relatively quickly — he played just 36 minutes and dumped in 25 points in the first quarter alone. The climax of his game-opening explosion came on a broken play off an inbounds that Curry turned into another dazzling highlight. After a Draymond Green layup, the Wizards inbounded the ball quickly to try to push the pace. As they got the ball...
  • Toronto Maple Leafs unveil new logo for 2016-17 season

    02/03/2016 6:39:07 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 13 replies
    TSN ^ | February 3, 2016 | Staff
    The Toronto Maple Leafs unveiled a new logo on Tuesday that will be used to commemorate their 2016-17 centennial season. The logo, inspired by the classic Maple Leaf worn by the team from the 1940's to the 1960's, was introduced to viewers in Tuesday night's episode of 'The Leaf: Blueprint' on TSN4. The Maple Leafs' current logo has remained largely unchanged since 1970. "As an organization, we wanted to get back to our roots, when Conn Smythe first changed the team logo to the Maple Leaf in 1927," said Toronto Maple Leafs President and Alternate Governor Brendan Shanahan in a...
  • Cancer Survivors Train to Run 200-Mile Race as a Team

    02/03/2016 12:28:16 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Feb 2, 2016 | Candice Nguyen
    The 12 San Diegans will be the only team comprised of cancer survivors to run April's Ragnar Relay Series Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Cancer-Survivors-Train-to-Run-200-Mile-Race-as-a-Team-367469541.html#ixzz3z5ke8nzv Follow us: @nbcsandiego on Twitter | NBCSanDiego on FacebookA group of 12 San Diegans are planning to collectively run nearly 200 miles from Huntington Beach to San Diego. What makes their feat even more impressive: They are all cancer survivors. Ragnar Relay Series officials confirm for their upcoming Southern California race, the local group will be its first team consisting of only cancer survivors. “They’re living proof this does happen, but we can fight it. We can battle it,...
  • "NFL 2016: Part One" — A Bad Lip Reading of the NFL

    02/02/2016 5:57:47 PM PST · by digger48 · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 2, 2016 | Bad Lip Reading
  • Aliens find Earth relics in Super Bowl ad: Scott Baio, The Dress and avocados

    02/02/2016 10:51:04 AM PST · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    Zap2it.com ^ | February 2, 2016
    Avocados from Mexico has spent some big bucks to buy an ad during Super Bowl 50, which debuted on early on Facebook. In the spot, an alien tour guide is showing his fellow extraterrestrials “the bounty of Earth,” which includes “the cube of Rubik described as a “simple puzzle [that] was actually considered unsolvable by the humans.” There are also airplane seats, “a 21st century torture device”; the alphabet, which is made up entirely of emojis; the infamous “white and gold dress that caused a civil war”; and Scott Baio in a cage
  • Out of a Rare Super Bowl I Recording, a Clash With the N.F.L. Unspools

    02/02/2016 9:29:50 AM PST · by Theoria · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02 Feb 2016 | Richard Sandomir
    Troy Haupt is a 47-year-old nurse anesthetist here in North Carolina's Outer Banks. He has a secret to reveal about Super Bowl I: He owns the only known recording of its broadcast. CBS and NBC, which televised the game, did not preserve any tapes. But the copy that Haupt owns -- of a broadcast that launched the Super Bowl as an enormous shared spectacle that attracts more than 100 million viewers -- might never be seen on any network. The N.F.L. does not want to buy the tapes and has warned Haupt not to sell them to outside parties or...
  • Aaron Hernandez Rips Robert Kraft, Praises Tom Brady In New Prison Letter

    02/01/2016 8:25:04 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | 02/01/2016 | Matt Dolloff,
    Hernandez also offered advice for the "fake fans" (who really just aren't fans of convicted murderers, which Hernandez is) to commit suicide in gruesome ways, such as making their heads explode with firecrackers or tying a cinderblock to their ankles and jumping into a “deep body of water." But he wasn't all negative; he took some words to (crudely) compliment Brady and his other former Patriots teammates. “The closest [teammate] I was with was probably Brady in whom [sic] I love to death and always will and only hope the best for them. But [I] was cool with Julez [Edelman],...
  • Florio: Manning-Brady Debate Would Get New Life With Broncos Super Bowl Victory

    02/01/2016 4:57:09 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 40 replies
    Felger & Massarotti were joined by Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio on Monday afternoon on radio row in San Francisco, and he discussed what’s at stake this Sunday in the Super Bowl for Peyton Manning. “If Manning gets to 2-2 all time in the Super Bowl, Tom Brady’s at 4-2, Manning’s got all the records now, do you have a potentially vigorous debate as to which is the best of all time?” Florio asked. “There’s going to be people out there that throw asterisks on Tom Brady’s championships. That’s one of the beauties of sport, it’s like politics and red...

    02/01/2016 4:50:15 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    ABC 13 HOUSTON ^ | 01 FEBRUARY 2016 | ABC 13 HOUSTON
    Cancer has struck the WWE wrestling world. Bret "Hit Man" Hart revealed Monday he is battling prostate cancer on Facebook, but says he has beat the odds before. "I suffered my stroke in 2002, but it is now yet again, that I draw upon the many adults and young children I've met throughout my life who courageously fought and usually lost in their battles against this deadly disease," Hart writes.
  • Denver Broncos’ Team Buses Collide In Hwy 101 Accident

    02/01/2016 4:43:02 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies
    SUNNYVALE (CBS SF) — Two Denver Broncos team buses were involved in an accident on Highway 101 in Sunnyvale Monday afternoon that sent a CHP officer to the hospital as a precaution, according to the California Highway Patrol. The California Highway Patrol Golden Gate division tweeted about an injury accident on southbound U.S. Highway 101 at the State Route 237 interchange shortly after 2 p.m.
  • Super Bowl 50: Grounds crew paints Denver Broncos in both end zones

    02/01/2016 10:31:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 31, 2016 at 3:25 PM | By Alex Butler
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Denver may be closer to San Francisco than Charlotte, but there is no home field advantage in the Super Bowl. It's a good thing that the Levi's Stadium grounds crew has two weeks to prepare for the Feb. 7 contest, because it goofed on its end zone paint jobs over the weekend. Multiple reporters and media outlets snapped pictures of the snafu, which featured the Denver Broncos logo and team name painted in both end zones. One of those end zones belongs to the Carolina Panthers. Luckily, the grounds crew eventually caught the...
  • Report: Calvin Johnson told his family, Lions he plans to retire

    02/01/2016 8:11:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 31, 2016 | Eric Edholm
    What is it about the Detroit Lions and generational players retiring in the middle of their prime? It appears that Calvin Johnson could join Barry Sanders as Lions greats who walked away from football in their very early 30s, according to this report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. The report says that Johnson told his family and close friends that the 2015 season would be his final one in the NFL, reiterating the message to Lions head coach Jim Caldwell the day after the regular season was over.
  • Explaining What Hillary Has Done Wrong

    01/31/2016 3:21:02 PM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 29 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 1/31/2016 | blueunicorn6
    I think that a lot of Democrats don't understand what it is that Hillary has done wrong. Most Democrats don't have experience handling secret material. Most Democrats are not experts about computers or networks. They do know what Anne-mail is, but they see it in the context of what they know. They get e-mails. Hillary got e-mails. So what? Remember, they have no experience in dealing with communications security. Let's say LeBron James gets mad at an opposing player and hits him in the mouth in a game. That would be an intentional flagrant foul. LeBron would be penalized. He...
  • Texas police investigate 'possible assault' involving Johnny Manziel

    01/31/2016 8:37:50 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 31 replies
    CNN.com ^ | Sat January 30, 2016 | greg botelho
    Once again, police met up with Johnny Manziel about an alleged assault -- and once again, it involved a young woman. This incident was in Texas, the state where Manziel earned the nickname "Johnny Football." Fort Worth police put out a press release about officers being dispatched an apartment in that Texas city around 2 a.m. (3 a.m. ET) Saturday "in reference to a report of a possible assault."
  • Toddler Snowboards Like a Pro

    01/30/2016 9:18:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    We may have a future Olympian on our hands – at least that’s what her parents are hoping for. Sloan Henderson, a 14-month-old from North Salt Lake, Utah, is learning to shred some slopes. Her father, Zach Henderson, recorded Sloan’s first snowboarding attempt at Park City Mountain Resort on Thursday and shared the video on YouTube. She was a natural. “Yes, Sloan. You’re cruising, babe,” Henderson said in the video. “You’re a boarder.” Henderson and his wife, Katie, both snowboarders, agreed that, as soon as Sloan could walk, they would see how their daughter fared on the snow. The couple...
  • 28-year-old Angelique Kerber upsets Serena Williams to win the Australian Open

    01/30/2016 6:02:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider via AP ^ | 01/30/2016 | John Pye
    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Angelique Kerber upset Serena Williams 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the Australian Open title on Saturday, ending the six-time champion's unbeaten streak in finals here and winning a major title for the first time. Williams was an overwhelming favorite at Melbourne Park, where she had won all six previous times she'd reached the final, and was trying to equal Steffi Graf's Open-era record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles. For the second time in as many majors, though, she fell short. Williams won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles last year before losing to...
  • University of Wyoming legend Kenny Sailors dies at 95 (jump shot)

    01/30/2016 10:40:06 AM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Casper Star-Tribune (Wyoming) ^ | January 30, 2016 | Jack Nowlin
    Kenny Sailors, who many credit with inventing the jump shot, died Saturday in Laramie at the age of 95 ... 'There are several people that claimed to have invented the jump shot. Kenny doesn't make that claim, but he does claim that he developed the jump shot (that) is being used today.' ...
  • Daytona 24 Hour Sports Car Race Open Thread

    01/30/2016 7:52:39 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    The race starts today 1-30-16 at 4 pm EST and ends tomorrow at the same time. Coverage at the web site or Fox Sports 1 Starting at 2 pm EST and switching to Fox Sports 2 at 4 pm EST. A very interesting race this year with the first race for the new Ford GT with two cars entered by Ford/Chip Gnassi Racing in the GTLM (GT Le Mans) class. In the Prototype class Scott Pruett is trying to break his tie with Hurley Haywood for most Daytona 24 overall wins where they each have 5 wins. A mix of...
  • Ranking All 49 Super Bowls

    01/30/2016 7:22:24 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1/29/16 | John Clayton
  • All-Star Weekend to show Nashville's hockey passion

    01/30/2016 6:15:16 AM PST · by airborne · 24 replies
    NHL.com website ^ | 1/28/16 | Robby Stanley
    NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators know they play in a nontraditional hockey market, but they wouldn't have it any other way. The passion for hockey always has been there in Nashville, and it will be on display at the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday (5 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports) and at different events during All-Star Weekend. Nashville has had a hockey fandom even if the popularity and a deep understanding of the history of the game wasn't always prevalent. When the Predators came into the NHL as an expansion franchise before the 1998-99 season, die-hard fans...
  • Whoops: Broncos Logo Painted In Wrong End Zone

    01/29/2016 3:47:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jan 29, 2016 | Dana Reszutek
    The NFL's grounds crew may have forgotten that another team was playing Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. On Jan. 26, the grounds crew mistakenly painted the Broncos logo in the wrong end zone at Levi's Stadium while readying the field for next Sunday's big game. The error didn't go unnoticed on Twitter. Yahoo Sports' Samuel Lam posted a photo displaying both the correct Broncos end zone, and the still-visible Broncos logo in Panthers' territory. James Martin, a CBS photographer, shared a close-up image of the field, showing the faded remains of the Broncos insignia before the grounds...
  • San Diego Chargers to Stay for 2016 Season: Spanos

    01/29/2016 3:25:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monica Garske and R. Stickney
    The Chargers have reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Rams, but the Bolts will play in San Diego in 2016, the team announced Friday. This newest development in the Bolts’ stadium scramble comes one day after the San Diego Chargers released a statement announcing plans for an interim headquarters and practice facility in Santa Ana, Calif., in the event they move Los Angeles. At 2:50 p.m., the Chargers released the following statement on Facebook from team Chairman Dean Spanos: "Today I decided our team will stay in San Diego for the 2016 season and I hope for the long...
  • ESPN’s Bomani Jones on Cam Newton Bashing:Simple Reality the Country Does Not Like Black People Ve

    01/29/2016 3:17:51 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 JANUARY 2016 | TRENT BAKER
    On Thursday's broadcast of ESPN Radio's "The Right Time," host Bomani Jones responded to the criticism of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Jones referred to Newton as a "blackety-black" quarterback that you can better picture in your mind than Seattle's Russell Wilson or San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick, which he said plays into why Newton receives criticism for his on-field celebrations. He also added that there is a "historical lineage that indicates a lot has been done to keep black people from playing quarterback," despite the fact that five black quarterbacks are currently starting in the NFL and around 10 more...
  • ‘Concussion’ doc bombshell: ‘Bet’ OJ Simpson has CTE

    01/29/2016 12:21:10 PM PST · by PROCON · 35 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Jan. 28, 2016 | Mark W. Sanchez
    O.J. Simpson's best defense may be coming 22 years after the death of Nicole Brown Simpson. The neuropathologist who discovered the brain disease that is rocking the NFL believes Simpson suffers from it. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who first identified chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), said he is beyond confident Simpson suffers from the disease that is caused by repeated brain trauma.
  • The Los Angeles Chargers of Santa Ana? Sort of. Team acquires land for training, offices as first st

    01/29/2016 10:43:55 AM PST · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | January 29, 2016 | Jonathan Lansner
    Full title: The Los Angeles Chargers of Santa Ana? Sort of. Team acquires land for training, offices as first step. Do the Chargers want to be pro football's Los Angeles Clippers or the sport's San Diego Padres? The National Football League franchise took another step closer to moving from San Diego to Los Angeles on Thursday by announcing it has acquired land and office space in Santa Ana. The idea is that the land could become home to the Chargers' team operations and training facility.
  • The NBA’s Great Cat Mystery

    01/29/2016 3:25:49 AM PST · by Theoria · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 28 Jan 2016 | Ben Cohen
    Why one determined feline enthusiast has embarked on a quixotic journey to determine which basketball players own--or would consider owning--a pet cat. An otherwise ordinary basketball fan named Alex recognized someone walking into a recent Chicago Bulls game and thought: Wait, is that Dikembe Mutombo? Then something else occurred to him. "I thought about running after him and asking about cats," he said. "I'm really regretting that I didn't." Alex is a 34-year-old radio producer who enjoys cooking, gardening and meditation. He's also the anonymous owner of a website that, somehow, has become a cult hit in basketball circles. It's...
  • Flames' Wideman sends linesman to ice with check from behind

    01/28/2016 5:55:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    fox carolina ^ | 01/28/2016
    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman sent linesman Don Henderson to the ice when he checked him from behind during a game against the Nashville Predators. In the second period Wednesday night, Wideman was skating toward the Flames' bench when he cross-checked Henderson, who had his back to the defenseman. Moments earlier, Wideman had taken a hit from the Predators' Miikka Salomaki. Wideman said after the game that his hit to Henderson was unintentional. "I took a pretty hard hit down in the corner and had some pretty good pain in my shoulder and my neck and...
  • Bill Nye: ‘If NASCAR embraced electric cars it could change the world’

    01/28/2016 8:53:32 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 104 replies
    digitaltrends.com ^ | 01/28/2016 | andrew hard
    Nye recently penned an op-ed for digital culture magazine Aeon, in which he argues that NASCAR should make the switch to electric-powered vehicles. In his mind, NASCAR is a celebration of "old tech," one that reinforces the automotive status quo and hinders progress from a social standpoint. And while the environmental benefits of an industry-wide change are obvious, the former mechanical engineer sees another benefit of the EV switch. "Just think what an electric race would be like," Nye wrote. "It would be faster, and quiet. You could talk to the person next to you. The drivers could probably hear...
  • Jets to pay $324K to settle cheerleaders' wage lawsuit

    01/27/2016 1:18:40 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    AP ^ | January 27, 2016 | Staff
    The New York Jets have agreed to pay nearly $324,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by cheerleaders over wages. The suit was filed in Bergen County, New Jersey, where the NFL team plays. The 52 women said they were paid $150 per game and issued uniforms. But they said they were not paid for practices and other work and were forced to pay for their makeup, hair care and transportation.
  • Dog accidentally runs US half-marathon, finishes in an impressive seventh place

    01/27/2016 9:22:55 AM PST · by beaversmom · 48 replies
    IMGUR ^ | January 25, 2016 | AllTheGoodNmesAreTaken2
    Dog accidentally runs US half-marathon, finishes in an impressive seventh place by AllTheGoodNamesAreTaken2 2 days ago Early Saturday morning, Ludivine, a two-and-a-half-year-old hound dog, was let out of the house in Elkmont, Alabama, to do her business. Prone to roaming around town at will, Ludivine snuck out of the backyard and made her way to the starting area of the inaugural Trackless Train Trek Half Marathon about a quarter mile away. Ludivine proceeded to mingle with the runners, run the entire 13.1-mile course, cross the finish line in an unofficial 1:32:56, and have a medal draped over her...
  • 2 BASE Jumpers Presumed Dead After Jumping From Bixby Bridge in Big Sur

    01/26/2016 3:44:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    A thrill-seeker who parachuted off a bridge overlooking the Pacific likely drowned, as did the man who jumped in to try to save her, authorities said. The Monterey County Herald reports Tuesday that authorities first realized the two BASE jumpers were missing on Saturday, although the jump is thought to have occurred days earlier. SNIP Monterey County Sheriff's officials said Monday that a video from a helmet camera shows Mary Katherine "Katie" Connell, of Ventura, descending roughly 300 feet and landing on Bixby Creek, which feeds into the Pacific. Shortly after the landing, large waves overtake her. SNIP
  • Blake Griffin hurt his right hand in an altercation with a Clippers equipment staff member

    01/26/2016 9:36:14 AM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 26, 2016 | Ben Bolch
    Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin injured his right hand throwing a punch during an altercation with a member of the team's traveling party over the weekend and will be sidelined a few more weeks. Clippers Coach Doc Rivers would not divulge whether there would be any discipline involved as a result of the incident but said he would more fully address the situation before his team plays the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The equipment staff member involved in the altercation has not been fired, a team spokesman said.
  • Olé? Bullfighter Takes Five-Month-Old Baby Into the Ring

    01/25/2016 8:37:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Local ^ | 25 Jan 2016
    One of Spain's most celebrated bullfighters has come under fire after posting a photograph of himself fighting a bull while holding his infant daughter. Francisco "Fran" Rivera Ordóñez was in the hospital recovering from a serious goring when his wife gave birth to his daughter Carmen on August 19th. On Sunday night he posted the photograph of a training session in which he clutched his baby daughter in his arms while practicing cape work with a bull calf. "Carmen’s debut," he wrote under the hashtag #orgullodesangre - meaning proud of blood in English. "This is the fifth generation of bullfighters...
  • Archie 'The Stomper' Gouldie dies (professional wrestler - "The Mongolian Stomper")

    01/25/2016 7:00:02 PM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | January 23, 2016 | Greg Oliver
    Beyond a shadow of the doubt, Archie "The Stomper" Gouldie was the biggest homegrown star ever in Stampede Wrestling and one of the greatest talents to survive the training in the Hart Family Dungeon. But his tale, which ended Saturday with his death at age 78 79, is much more than just that. It's the story of a small-town boy from tiny Carbon, Alberta (pop. 600) who made it big at home and abroad as the vicious Mongolian Stomper.
  • Dog Joins Half Marathon, Finishes 7th

    01/25/2016 5:07:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 1/25 | Ari Mason
    What started as a typical tough half-marathon ended as anything but when a bloodhound joined the race and snagged a seventh-place finish. According to Runner's World, Ludivine the hound slipped away from her backyard the morning of Jan. 16 and found her way to the starting line of the Trackless Train Trek Half Marathon in the sleepy town of Elkmont, Alabama. "All I did was open the door, and she ran the race on her own accord," Ludivine's owner, April Hamlin, told Runner's World. Keith Henry, 38, who won the race, said he spotted Ludivine sniffing around while he was...
  • Spreads Vary But Panthers Open as Favorites

    01/25/2016 8:48:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 25, 2016 | Staff
    The Carolina Panthers opened as a four-point favorite with most bookies for Super Bowl 50 on the strength of their 49-15 beatdown of the Arizona Cardinals and 15-1 regular-season record.