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  • Tiger Woods is 'dating' ex-wife of friend and fellow professional golfer .. serial cheater

    07/01/2015 8:00:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 July 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Tiger Woods is 'dating' ex-wife of friend and fellow professional golfer: Report claims serial cheater started relationship while he was still with Lindsey Vonn. [ Full Title ] ... Serial cheater Tiger Woods is dating the ex-wife of a friend and fellow professional golfer, a report claims. The 39-year old is said to be having a 'steamy affair' with Amanda Boyd, 27 - who divorced former PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner in April. ... in May that Woods was dumped by Vonn because she caught him cheating in February during the Farmers Insurance Open - a week before Boyd and...
  • Why Is The U.S. So Good At Womenís Soccer?

    07/01/2015 3:40:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | BENJAMIN MORRIS | JUN 30, 2015
    UPDATE (July 1, 7:20 a.m.): Tuesday night, the U.S. womenís national team beat Germany 2-0, making this articleís headline even more prescient than usual. Below, Benjamin Morris looks at how Americaís unique youth soccer culture has helped ensure the dominance of the USWNT. Even though the United States is a bit insecure about its place in the worldís most popular sport, the U.S. womenís national soccer team has been dominant on the world stage for nearly a quarter-century. Tonight it will face off in the semifinals of the womenís World Cup against Germany, with nothing less than the title of...
  • A Most Dangerous Game[Calcio Storico]

    07/01/2015 11:21:18 AM PDT · by Theoria · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 June 2015 | Sam Borden
    Welcome to calcio storico, a centuries-old competition in Florence with very few rules and the sort of human wreckage generally associated with the gladiators. Last Tuesday, about 24 hours before he jammed his fingers into another manís nose, dropped his elbow across another manís neck and put another manís feet where oneís ears are supposed to be, Rodrigue Nana considered, just for a moment, the basic notion of fear. ďDo you want to know what I am afraid of?Ē he said, his fingers tracing the meaty scar above his left eyebrow. Nana, a Cameroon-born transplant to Italy, leaned forward, as...
  • Pom-pom pay: California bill gives cheerleaders minimum wage

    07/01/2015 10:41:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 1, 2015 12:07 PM EDT | Sudhin Thanawala
    They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage. California legislation believed to be the first of its kind in the nation is set to change that. The bill approved by the state Senate on Monday and sent to the governor for his signature would require that cheerleaders be paid at least minimum wage and overtime and sick leave if they work for professional sports teams based in California....
  • Nascar SCS Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway Sun., July 5 on NBC at 7:45 PM ET

    07/01/2015 6:12:38 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 27 replies
  • Women's World Cup Soccer: United States Roars Into the Final [Defeats Top-Ranked Germany]

    06/30/2015 7:27:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/30/2015 | Andrew Keh
    MONTREAL ó The United States advanced to the World Cup final on Tuesday with its most impressive performance in recent memory, notching a 2-0 victory over a top-ranked German team that had steamrolled its way to the semifinals. The Americans, who looked discordant in the early parts of the tournament, seem to be peaking at the perfect time. They looked harmonious and controlled play against the favored Germans for large stretches of the match at Olympic Stadium. Carli Lloyd, who had scored in the teamís two previous wins, put her stamp on yet another night, scoring on a penalty kick...
  • Two-point conversion: How the CFL is wooing American viewers

    06/30/2015 11:47:45 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 11 replies
    Maclean's ^ | June 30, 2015 | Aaron Hutchins
    Joe Pritchard tweets way too much about the CFL for a guy born, raised and living in Wisconsin. At least, that’s what his Twitter bio says. Growing up in Chippewa Falls, the 32-year-old says his first exposure to Canadian football came when he was a child and his grandmother gifted the family with a VHS tape of CFL highlights. Without much on TV back then, it was put in rotation alongside a few tapes of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. Then came the CFL’s expansion into the U.S. in the mid-1990s, and Pritchard adopted the Baltimore Stallions as his team....
  • Women's World Cup: USWNT vs Germany is last-four clash of the titans

    06/30/2015 9:40:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 8:47 AM ET, Tue June 30, 2015 | Chris Borg
    )It's a showdown between the two top teams in women's football -- and according to United States star Alex Morgan, it is "virtually a final." Morgan and her USWNT teammates take on favorite Germany in Montreal for a place in the Women's World Cup final against either England or Japan on July 5. It's hard to pick a winner from two nations which have each triumphed at the tournament twice -- even though the USWNT have not lifted the trophy since 1999 and Germany have won two of the last three tournaments. So far, neither team has had an entirely...
  • 1,000 people possibly sickened by fecal matter in French mud run

    06/30/2015 7:27:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 39 replies
    upi ^ | June 29, 2015 | Danielle Haynes
    LEVENS, France, - Mud run participants might have to start worrying about more than sprained ankles or scraped knees after more than 1,000 people became sick to their stomach after participating in an event last week in France. The regional health agency in southern France said 1,000 of the 8,400 participants involved in the Levens Mud Day on June 20 reported symptoms of acute gastroenteritis. The agency said the stomach ailments -- mostly diarrhea, vomiting and fever -- were caused by norovirus, a highly infectious disease that causes an inflammation of the stomach or intestines. The U.S. Centers for Disease...
  • COPAS AMERICAS SEMIS: Chile v Peru 06/29 (630pm EDT) and Argentina v Paraguay 06/30 (630pm EDT)

    06/29/2015 3:09:39 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    Chile vs Peru - June 29th 6:30pm EDT Argentina vs Paraguay - June 30th 6:30pm EDT
  • 19-year-old US track phenom becomes the fastest teenager ever, takes over US Championships

    06/29/2015 8:40:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/29/2015 | Tony Manfred
    American sprinter Trayvon Bromell, a 19-year-old who goes to Baylor, had a historic weekend at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships. In the prelims he ran the 100 meters in 9.84 seconds. It's the fastest time ever for a teenager and ties for the 2nd-fastest time of 2015. At age 19 Bromell is the 10th-fastest man of all time, and the 4th-fastest American. He went on to finish second to Tyson Gay in the 100m finals at the US Championships, which earned him a spot on the US team at the World Championships in Beijing in August. "I started...
  • Ayesha Curry Reveals Sex of 2nd Baby, Shows Off Nursery Pictures

    06/28/2015 10:06:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/28 | Rhea Mahbubani
    Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and his 9-month pregnant wife, Ayesha, are expecting another baby girl. Us Weekly revealed the sex of the couple's second child Friday. They are also parents to 2-year-old Riley. Ayesha took to her blog to share pictures of a new nursery, which was designed by Pottery Barn Kids. \ The pair's home office has been converted into the nursery, Ayesha wrote, adding, "I feel so blessed to be able to bring our new baby home to a beautiful, peaceful and serene environment." Not only did Pottery Barn Kids make Ayesha's nursery dreams a reality,...
  • Cyclists Injured After Crashing Into Dead Alligator in Weston

    06/28/2015 8:54:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jun 27, 2015 | Cherine Akbari
    Several cyclists were injured Saturday morning after crashing into a dead alligator that was blocking a Weston road. The cyclists were riding on State Road 84 near Indian Trace Road in Weston, according to city officials. That's when the first riders hit the animal, causing a chain reaction crash. Broward Sheriff's Office FIre Rescue transported four of the injured cyclists to area hospitals. They have not been identified, and their conditions were not released.
  • UFC Fight Night - Machida vs. Romero Live Thread

    06/27/2015 5:31:32 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 82 replies
    UFC | 06/27/2015
    Main Card (Fox Sports 1) 10pm ET/ 7pm PT/ 3am UK 185lbs- Lyoto Machida (22-6) vs. Yoel Romero (9-1) 170lbs- Lorenz Larkin (15-4) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (20-2) 185lbs- Eddie Gordon (7-3) vs. Antonio Carlos Junior (4-1) 185lbs- Steve Bosse (10-1) vs. Thiago Santos (10-3) 145lbs- Hacran Dias (22-3-1) vs. Levan Makashvili (7-1) FOX Sports 2 Prelims 8pm ET/ 5pm PT/ 1am UK 170lbs- Alex Oliveira (11-2-1) vs. Joe Merritt (6-0) 170lbs- Leandro Silva (17-2-1) vs. Lewis Gonzalez (10-1) 170lbs- Steve Montgomery (8-2) vs. Tony Sims (9-2) 135lbs- Danny Martinez (16-6) vs. Sirwan Kakai (11-2) The following fights were scratched...
  • Portable pumpkin catapult

    06/26/2015 3:27:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Picture of Portable pumpkin catapult I built this catapult (actually a trebuchet) based on an article in Make Magazine by William Gurstelle. It worked extremely well! Was able to launch basketballs 80 - 90 feet, and small pie pumpkins over 100 feet. I think fine tuning of the sling release could further enhance the performance. It is made of plywood, a few 2 x 6's, and a lot of plumbing parts. The folding design is great for storage, and in my case, the catapult actually went up on the roof of a church for the main launching event. It fit...
  • Nascar SCS Toyota-Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway June Sun. 28 on FOX Sports 1 at 3:00 PM ET

    06/25/2015 5:30:49 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 37 replies
  • NASCAR backs moves on Confederate flag in wake of South Carolina church massacre

    06/23/2015 3:41:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    <p>DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Ė NASCAR is backing South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds in the wake of a massacre at a Charleston church.</p>
  • College World Series Preview/Gamethread: Vanderbilt vs. Virginia for ALL THE MARBLES

    06/24/2015 3:16:32 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Philip Pfeifer deserved better in what may have been his final start as a Vanderbilt Commodore. Bad luck and an ill-timed error at first base sent him off as the losing pitcher in yesterday's 3-0 Virginia win at the College World Series. Now, the two teams will play a Wednesday night rubber match that will decide the 2015 national champion. Clutch hitting and stingy pitching have defined this series so far. Both teams have used two-out rallies to crack otherwise unflappable starters en route to a victory. Vanderbilt struck first when Will Toffey broke open a 0-0 tie in the...
  • Pro football players touchdown in Israel

    06/23/2015 6:56:14 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 1 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 6/23/15 | B. Shane Morganstein
    Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrives in Jewish state for a week of events with 19 football hall-of-famers. Nineteen members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame arrived in Israel on Thursday for a week of events as part of the "Touchdown in Israel Ė Mission of Excellence" program, including meeting local Israeli football players. Jewish philanthropist and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is participating in this week of festivities alongside Israelís Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer. Kraft and the Kraft family have been sponsoring football in Israel since 1999, with the building of the Kraft Family Stadium in...
  • Mark McGwire Reflects On Sammy Sosa, 1998 Season

    06/23/2015 5:00:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 23 JUNE 2015 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    CHICAGO (CBS) ó Sitting in a familiar visitorsí dugout, former slugger Mark McGwire looked out to the landscape of Wrigley Field, observing the changes and similarities from his days with the St. Louis Cardinals. McGwire, who hit 583 career home runs and 70 during the historic season of 1998, is now the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He still carries fond memories of playing the Cubs in Chicago. ďThis is a great historical ballpark,Ē said McGwire. ďI always loved playing here. Itís going to get better in the years to come.Ē
  • "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel passes away at age 53 (professional wrestler)

    06/22/2015 8:48:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Wrestling Observer / Figure Four ^ | June 22, 2015 | Dave Meltzer
    William Ansor, who was once on the verge of becoming one of the biggest stars in pro wrestling in the mid-80s as "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel, passed away Monday at the age of 53.
  • Former Major Leaguer Darryl Hamilton killed in apparent murder-suicide

    06/22/2015 3:38:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2015 | Mariano Castillo
    (CNN)óFormer pro baseball player and MLB Network analyst Darryl Hamilton was found dead in a possible murder-suicide in a community outside Houston, police said. Pearland, Texas, police officers on Sunday afternoon responded to a disturbance call between a man and a woman, and when they arrived found the bodies of two adults at the residence and a 14-month-old child. The 911 call was made by a third party.
  • Entries in long-hidden notebook show Pete Rose bet on baseball as player

    06/22/2015 11:33:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 22, 2015 | William Weinbaum and T.J. Quinn
    For 26 years, Pete Rose has kept to one story: He never bet on baseball while he was a player. Yes, he admitted in 2004, after almost 15 years of denials, he had placed bets on baseball, but he insisted it was only as a manager. But new documents obtained by Outside the Lines indicate Rose bet extensively on baseball -- and on the Cincinnati Reds -- as he racked up the last hits of a record-smashing career in 1986. The documents go beyond the evidence presented in the 1989 Dowd report that led to Rose's banishment and provide the...
  • Tebow working hard to find his niche

    06/22/2015 7:47:05 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 11 replies
    Delaware County Daily Times ^ | 06/17/15 | Bob Grotz
    PHILADELPHIA >> There is one period each and every day of Eagles minicamp in which Tim Tebow leaves the other quarterbacks in his dust. Itís the zone-read drill. And you really donít want to get in the way of the 6-2, 250-pound Tebow because he runs like it is ďgame on.Ē Tebowís critics enjoy maligning his throwing mechanics, which still require extensive tweaking. Theyíve totally missed the dimension he brought to the Denver Broncos, the skill that enabled him to register fourth-quarter comeback after fourth-quarter comeback and ultimately win a playoff game. Donít underestimate the power of the mobile dimension...
  • Adam Morgan delivers fine Father's Day present in first Phillies start

    06/22/2015 3:59:13 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 5 replies ^ | June 22, 2015 | Jesse Dougherty
    "I can't put it into words right now. Just trying to soak it all in right now and hope that I get another opportunity," he said. "A lot of people don't even get this opportunity, so I'm very grateful." Wednesday, Morgan was pulled after two innings in his 13th start of the season for triple-A Lehigh Valley. He wasn't told he was being called up and texted his father, Wiley, saying his shoulder felt fine. That night, Wiley saw four cardinals on the back porch of the Morgans' home in Marietta, Ga. Two days later Morgan called Wiley with long-awaited...
  • Jordan Spieth wins US Open (Second Major of the Year)

    06/21/2015 7:22:17 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 63 replies
    Dustin Johnson pared on the last hole giving Spieth the win.
  • "Fox" US Open Coverage has to go!!

    06/21/2015 5:25:01 PM PDT · by PatriotCJC · 83 replies
    I would rather have Johnny Miller than this crowd. Really? Joe Buck? And who is the stripper that interviews the golfers after their round??
  • Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian wish Caitlyn Jenner Happy Fatherís Day

    06/21/2015 3:02:58 PM PDT · by windcliff · 42 replies
    NewYork DailyNews ^ | 6-21-2015 | Zayda Rivera
    Happy Father's Day to Caitlyn Jenner. On the first Father's Day since the 65-year-old Olympian, formerly known as Bruce, first introduced Caitlyn to the world, daughter's Kylie, Kendall, and Khloe shared heartfelt messages on social media. "Happy Father's Day my little light of sunshine," Kylie, 17, captioned a throwback photo of her as a little girl along with Kendall, Bruce and mom Kris. She then seemed to quote her father's comforting words as he began making his transition to life as a woman. "You can still call me dad, Kylie. No matter what I'm always going to be your father....
  • Tony Gwynn Jr. getting heckled...Talking Glove Coors Field

    06/21/2015 6:26:01 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | june 13, 2011
  • Squirrel interrupts Phillies-Cardinals game, jumps on Chase Utley

    06/20/2015 9:10:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    CSN Philly ^ | June 19, 2015 | Chris Mueller
    After Phillies starting pitcher Phillippe Aumont gave up four earned runs in the second inning of Friday night's game against the Cardinals, a nearby squirrel decided enough was enough. Climbing up the protective netting behind home plate, the squirrel gave Phillies faithful some much-needed entertainment while watching their 23-45 ballclub on its way to another dreadful loss. The critter showed off some impressive balance as he circus-walked across the wire holding up the net. With the crowd's attention, the squirrel then nosedived almost 30 feet onto the top of the Phillies' dugout and hopped in to join the team. Actually,...
  • Guinness record set for most surfers riding wave

    06/20/2015 7:15:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | June 20, 2015 | Laylan Connelly
    Long-time Huntington Beach surfer Gary Sahagen had a prediction about how the world record attempt to get the most people riding one wave would go down. "It's either going to be spectacular, or a spectacle," Sahagen said, before joining 66 other surfers crammed onto a 42-foot board on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. Turns out, it was a lot of both.
  • Former NFL player, Spanish-language TV pioneer Danny Villanueva dies at age 77

    06/20/2015 5:15:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | June 19, 2015
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. Ė Danny Villanueva, who was one of the NFL's first Latino kickers and a pioneer of Spanish-language television, has died. He was 77. Family members and officials at New Mexico State University, where Villanueva was a member of the athletic hall of fame, confirmed that he died Thursday after suffering a stroke earlier this week. Born to migrant missionary workers in eastern New Mexico, Villanueva went on to attend New Mexico State on a football scholarship. After graduating in 1961, he played for the Los Angeles Rams, where he was nicknamed "El Kickador." Bullfighting music was played...
  • What If NFL Logos Were Canadian?

    06/20/2015 10:11:37 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies ^ | June 19, 2015 | DRAWPLAYDAVE
    Last week, I had the privilege of spending a fair amount of time in our friendly neighbor to the north, getting the full Canadian experience. Well, actually not; it was summer and beautiful. I did get to eat some poutine, however, so I guess thatís a stamp on the olí food passport. I also got to learn all about the CFL! Anyway, I met a lot of wonderful people. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful, and I came away with a very positive view of the place. Now that Iím back in the States, however, my patriotism and desire to...
  • The American Dream

    06/20/2015 9:59:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | September 14, 2014 | Gabriela Franco
    Seven minute video at the link
  • Group Manufactured Fake 5-Hour Energy for Stores: DOJ

    06/19/2015 11:21:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jun 19, 2015 | Laura McVicker
    Eleven people, including six San Diego County residents, have been charged with illegally manufacturing and distributing a counterfeit 5-Hour Energy drink that was sold in stores across the U.S. The defendants include 63-year-old Joseph Shayota of El Cajon; 44-year-old Adriana Shayota of El Cajon; 51-year-old Kevin Attiq of El Cajon; 57-year-old Fadi Attiq of El Cajon; 55-year-old Mario Ramirez of San Diego; and 30-year-old Camilo Ramirez of San Diego. They are charged with conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods, conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement and conspiracy to introduce misbranded food into interstate commerce. Federal prosecutors said the case started...
  • Clay Target Shooting In Minnesota, The Hot High School Sport

    06/19/2015 7:52:22 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies ^ | 6/19/15 | AP
    Kalley Johnson was hunting with her father by age 4. She had a bow and arrow in hand two years later. She once shot a zebra on a productive big-game trip to Namibia. Who knew those skills would earn her varsity letters? ďSometimes if I tell a random person Iím on the trapshooting team, they kind of look at me funny like, ĎYouíre a girl. You can do that?í Iím like, ĎYeah, we do it all the time,'Ē said Johnson, a just-graduated senior at Delano High School. ďBut itís definitely getting better. The first year it started, there were only...
  • Iranís shock win over US (Volleyball)

    06/19/2015 1:17:48 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Mehr News ^ | Sat 20 June 2015 - 00:08
    TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) Ė Kovacís men made retaliatory defeat for US volleyball team at home in Tehran. Iran and US volleyball teams played the first match in second round of Pool B of FIVB World League at 9 pm on Friday here in Tehran. USA who is leading the pool with winning all 6 games in first round of the games seemed astonished by enthusiastic fans of Iran roaring at Azadi Stadium. Slobodan Kovacís boys managed to win the first set of the game with significant 6-point gap with 25 scores over 19. The American players began the second...
  • LeBron's handling of his coach, David Blatt is unbecoming

    06/19/2015 7:09:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    ESPN ^ | 06/18/2015 | Marc Stein
    I have a question for LeBron James that I really hope he'll field someday. A question that can be asked a variety of ways: What kind of coach do you want? Who out there is a coach for whom you'd actually like to play? Who could ‚Äéthe Cleveland Cavaliers hire that would earn your backing? I don't have the answers to any of those queries. I know this much, though: James is too brilliant as a basketball player, too truly great, to behave the way he did toward David Blatt during the NBA Finals. We literally saw "Peak LeBron" and...
  • Tiger Woods' Free-Fall Going Faster by the Round

    06/18/2015 11:42:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 85 replies
    ESPN ^ | 6/18
    Maybe there was a time you figured the artist formerly known as Tiger Woods had earned his own demise, that he had this coming to him all along. Maybe you thought he deserved to suffer on the golf course after the scandal, and after he spent his dynastic years wearing that invisible Do Not Disturb sign while keeping you, the sports fan, as far away as possible on the less fortunate side of the ropes. Maybe you were a blind believer in karma, entrenched enough in the what-goes-around, comes-around crowd to enjoy watching Woods devolve into the worst kind of...
  • Tiger Woods, in a Hole, Wants to Win Back Ex-Wife Elin Nordegren

    06/18/2015 8:54:09 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 42 replies
    NDTVSports ^ | 18 June, 2015 | NDTVSports
    Times have been tough for Woods. He was the top golfer during his marriage to Nordegren. He hasn't won a Major since 2008.

    06/18/2015 5:19:10 PM PDT · by Chode · 27 replies
    9/18/2015 | Chode
    Red Bull Ring Spielberg First Grand Prix 1970 Number of Laps 71 Circuit Length 4.326KM Race Distance 307.02KM Lap Record 1:08.337 by Michael Schumacher (2003)
  • Video - Manager loses it after ump makes brutal call at the plate

    06/18/2015 8:53:38 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 23 replies
    June 16, 2015 | Matthew Villanueva
    Frisco RoughRiders manager Joe Mikulik goes nuts after brutal call at the plate
  • Spurs forward Tim Duncan says he lost $25 million to ex-financial adviser

    06/18/2015 7:54:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    SI ^ | June 18, 2015 | Staff
    San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan says he lost about $25 million in investments to a dishonest adviser, but is not a factor in deciding if he will return for a 19th NBA season. Earlier this year, Duncan sued Charles Banks, his former financial adviser, seeking more than $1 million in damages after Duncan says that Banks took Duncan's $7.5 million investment in his company, Gameday Entertainment LLC, and used it for his personal benefit.
  • Brandi Chastain Jumps on Effort to Curb Headers in Youth Soccer

    06/17/2015 10:31:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jun 15, 2015
    Soccer star Brandi Chastain is asking all players to reverse their jerseys to show support for a rule change: no headers for players under 14. With the soccer world focused on the Womenís World Cup, Chastain is promoting the Safer Soccer Campaign. She says heading the ball can lead to concussions. Chastain was one of the first to jump on the effort ó a former star who scored the winning penalty kick to give the United States the title over China in the 1999 World Cup, and memorably ripped off her shirt in exultation. Now she is a youth coach...
  • Sports Fishing Opens Evolutionary Can Of Worms

    06/17/2015 7:53:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 16, 2015 | Devin Powell
    A study of lakes in Connecticut reveals that recreational angling pushes largemouth bass to evolve.Fishing a lake may, over time, make the fish in that lake harder to catch. A new studysuggests that recreational fishing, aka angling, causes evolutionary changes over the course of decades. Largemouth bass living in waters popular with anglers have been adapting to become less active. New generations of increasingly timid fish may eat less and be less likely to bite. ďWhen your grandfather told you the fishing was better back in his day, itís possible he was right,Ē says Jan-Michael Hessenauer, who reported the finding...
  • 9 Internet Memes That Clown LeBron James After NBA Finals Loss

    06/17/2015 6:00:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 17, 2015
    The internet seems to love to hate on LeBron James Ė especially after losing in the NBA Finals. Not to rub salt into fresh wounds but some of these were just too good to pass up. Plus, they are all in good fun. Go Warriors. #DubNation
  • Letís All Remember The Hasty Cavaliers Fan Who Got A 2015 NBA Champions Tattoo

    06/17/2015 5:52:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 17, 2015
    OOOOOH, that looks like it hurt ó and weíre speaking in more ways than one here. This real sad Cavaliers fan, Lonnynell Coleman, recently got a tattoo boldly (and incorrectly) proclaiming the Cleveland Cavaliers as the new NBA 2015 Champions. Clearly, he ended up being wrong, leaving his new leg work looking like a sad, risky, and ultimately, foolish-looking tat. Aw, you just canít help but cringe for the guy when you look at it.
  • Bart Starr participating in stem cell trial for stroke

    06/17/2015 3:40:52 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 17 JUNE 2015 | WISN.COM
    The Packers Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr says the QB has been accepted into a clinical trial using stem cell therapy. The Green Bay Packers issued a news release Wednesday saying that Starr returned home Friday from the first of two treatments. Starr's wife, Cherry, said in October that Starr suffered a ischemic stroke Sept. 2, followed by a hemorrhagic stroke and mild heart attack on Sept. 7.
  • Phillies outfielder left to throw 48 pitches in blowout loss because bullpen phone was off the hook

    06/17/2015 11:28:41 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 70 replies
    National Post ^ | June 17, 2015 | Sean Fitz-Gerald
    So, Ryne Sandberg, manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, how was your Tuesday night? ďIt was ugly,Ē he told reporters. ďThat was ugly.Ē How ugly? The Phillies, the worst team in baseball, lost 19-3 to the Baltimore Orioles. It was their eighth straight road loss, which marks the first time the franchise has gone winless on a trip of at least eight games since 1883. Dennis Deitch, from the Delaware County Daily Times, put it into context: The last time the Phillies had a road trip that consisted of at least eight games and no wins, they we traveling by train...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. proposes to girlfriend Amy Reimann

    06/17/2015 4:47:36 AM PDT · by mabarker1 · 38 replies ^ | Jun 17, 2015, 7:12a | Jordan Bianchi
    NASCAR Dale Earnhardt Jr. proposes to girlfriend Amy¬†Reimann By Jordan Bianchi ÔėĎ @Jordan_Bianchi on Jun 17, 2015, 7:12a + Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports NASCAR¬ís most popular driver is getting married. ÔėĎ Tweet Share on Twitter (4) ÔėźShare Share on Facebook (7) ÔôźPin Pinterest + Comments Dale Earnhardt Jr. proposed to girlfriend Amy Reimann while on the couple was vacationing Wednesday in Germany.Earnhardt popped the question in a Lutheran church that he tweeted his family had attended seven generations and 300 years ago. Reimann shared the engagement via a Twitter post featuring a picture of them inside the church. "I'm completely...