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  • Jen Welter Becomes First Female NFL Coach and Few in Football Will Care

    07/27/2015 10:19:17 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    B/R ^ | Jul 27, 2015 | Mike Freeman
    The Arizona Cardinals were once a laughingstock on the field, but off it, there was always a progressive bent. The Cardinals in 1978 hired Adele Harris, who was the first black woman executive in the NFL (she was the director of community relations). Three years later, owner Bill Bidwill hired Bob Wallace, the first black person to handle contract talks for an NFL team. Rod Graves and Dennis Green, in 2004, were the first black general manager/head coach tandem in the sport. Michael Bidwell continued what his father started, being a spark for change, but the coach, Bruce Arians, has...
  • How Hiking Leads to Happiness

    07/27/2015 8:10:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Men's Journal ^ | 7/28 | Jillian Rose Lim
    Whether it's hiking in the woods or camping under the stars, we've all experienced how time in the outdoors can clear your mind like no medication or even gym workout ever could. Recent research is now adding scientific weight to what nature writers like John Muir have known for centuries: According to a new study from Stanford University, walking in a natural environment for just 90 minutes can ward off negative thought cycles and reduce your risk for developing mental illness. The study builds on a solid body of research in psychology that suggests natural environments have a restorative, relaxing...
  • Rare Willie Mays Baseball Card Stolen From Rob Schneider's Encino Home: Report

    07/27/2015 7:47:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/28 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    A rare Willie Mays baseball card worth an estimated $175,000 was stolen from actor Rob Schneider's Encino home Friday night, TMZ reported. Thieves burglarized the house while the Saturday Night Live veteran and "Deuce Bigalow" star was away at the Comedy Film Festival in Montreal. Schneider's wife and kids were out having dinner in Los Angeles. Thieves also took his wife's diamond engagement ring, a Cartier watch and other expensive items, according to TMZ. The card, a 1951 Bowman Willie Mays rookie card, was reportedly in mint condition and is valued at $175,000. America's Youngest Convicted Killers Set to Be...
  • College Football fans - give me your 2015 season Hype Video links and top 5

    07/27/2015 6:32:33 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 36 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | youtube
    PSU 2015 Hype Video #1PSU 2015 Hype Video #2James Franklin delivering season tickets
  • Donald Trump, a Figure of Contention, Hosting a Golf Major

    07/26/2015 6:22:51 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 8 replies
    NYTimes.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | Graham Ruthven
    TURNBERRY, Scotland — In the United States, Donald Trump is known as a tycoon, as an outspoken television personality and, now, as a presidential candidate. In Scotland, however, Trump is renowned primarily for his impact on the country’s golf scene — although here, too, he is a figure of contention. Trump’s interest in the sport’s homeland will fall under scrutiny this week as the Women’s British Open is held at his most recent purchase, Royal Turnberry — or Trump Turnberry as it is now labeled on every resort courtesy car, uniform lapel, item of merchandise and flat surface. The event...
  • Appendix Carry: Because Who Needs Two Testicles?

    07/26/2015 5:32:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07-26-2015 | The Yankee Marshall
    A humorous discussion of a sensitive (cough cough) topic on gun carry.
  • Pedro Martinez, Hall of Fame 2015

    07/26/2015 2:07:55 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 19 replies
    Martinez went 19-7 in 1998 and finished second in the American League Cy Young Award vote, then posted a season for the ages in 1999 – going 23-4 with a league-best 2.07 ERA and 313 strikeouts, winning the pitching Triple Crown. He became just the eighth pitcher to post two 300-strikeout seasons, set a new mark (since broken by Randy Johnson) with 13.2 strikeouts per nine innings and finished second in the AL Most Valuable Player voting. ... (next season) He allowed just 128 hits in 217 innings pitched en route to a WHIP (walks plus hits divided by innings...
  • Bike rider with branch impaled in neck drives himself to the hospital

    07/26/2015 12:29:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A man was riding his bike on rough trails when he took a fall. As he got up and evaluated his condition, he quickly realized something was very wrong. Sticking out of the let side of his neck was a small tree limb. Still thinking clearly, the rider left the wood in his neck, went back to his car, and drove himself 20 miles to the nearest hospital. ... Deriy praised the rider for his calm actions. "If you have something like that happen, it’s a good idea not to touch,” he explained. The doctor stressed it...
  • To DH, or not to DH?

    07/26/2015 12:25:06 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 62 replies
    Columbia-Greene Media ^ | Friday, July 3, 2015 | Vince Ginardi
    In 1973, Major League Baseball changed forever. Following a year when the American League recorded a batting average of .239, the AL instituted the designated hitter rule, allowing a team to place a hitter in the batting order instead of forcing the team’s pitcher to step up to the plate. Since that season, there has been an imbalance between the AL and the National League — which still requires a spot in the batting order for the team’s pitcher. Now, more than 40 years later, talks of making the two leagues consistent have begun to heat up once again. “It’s...
  • UFC on FOX 16: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 Live Thread

    07/25/2015 4:03:34 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 27 replies
    UFC | 07/25/2015
    UFC on FOX 16: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 Live Thread Main Card (Fox ): (8pm ET/ 5pm PT/ 1am UK) 35lbs- TJ Dillashaw (11-2) vs. Renan Barao (33-2) {Bantamweight Title Fight} 135lbs- Meisha Tate (16-5) vs. Jessica Eye (11-2) 155lbs- Edson Barboza (15-3) vs. Paul Felder (10-0) 145lbs- Takanori Gomi (35-10) vs. Joe Lauzon (24-10) Preliminary Bouts (FOX) (6pm ET/ 3pm PT/ 11pm UK) 205lbs- Gian Villante (13-5) vs. Tom Lawlor (8-5) 155lbs- Danny Castillo (17-8) vs. Jim Miller (24-6)
  • ESPN Pulls Colin Cowherd Off Air For Good After Comments On Dominicans

    07/25/2015 3:54:12 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 36 replies
    http://sports.yahoo.com ^ | July 24, 2015 | Erik Pedersen
    Colin Cowherd had been a lame duck at ESPN anyway, but today the sports giant said he’s done there for good. Eight days after the company said its popular radio host and sometimes TV guy was leaving its ranks, ESPN has yanked him off its airwaves over remarks he made questioning the intellect of Dominicans. On his radio show The Herd on Thursday, Cowherd was talking about how baseball is no more of a “thinking-man’s game” than other sports. “I’ve never bought into that whole ‘baseball is too complex,'” he said. “Really? A third of the sport is from the...
  • 10 best Caddyshack scenes, quotes in honor of its 35th anniversary

    07/25/2015 3:51:09 PM PDT · by gasport · 66 replies
    CBSsports ^ | July 25, 2015 11:15 am ET | Robby Kalland
    Caddyshack, the greatest golf movie of all-time, was released 35 years ago today. I'm not here to listen to your arguments for Tin Cup, Happy Gilmore, The Legend of Bagger Vance or any other golf movies. No, this is a time for celebration and remembering the best moments from a movie filled with a seemingly endless number of quotable lines and memorable scenes. Narrowing Caddyshack down to 10 scenes or quotes was extremely difficult, and that's part of why it's so great. Everyone has their own favorite lines, moments and characters -- I, myself, am a Carl Spackler man --...
  • From Duds to Suds: Lululemon Going Into Beer Business

    07/24/2015 8:59:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Tue Jul 21 2015 | Peter Edwards
    Curiosity Lager will be offered at the SeaWheeze half marathon in Vancouver’s Stanley ParkBy: In a salutation to suds, yoga-apparel maker Lululemon Athletica has announced it’s going into the craft beer business. The Vancouver-based business announced it’s going to make something called “Curiosity Lager.” The company announced it plans to make 88,000 cans of the beer, to coincide in mid-August with the Lululemon annual SeaWheeze Half Marathon. The beer will be made in partnership with Stanley Park Brewing. “We both share a deep hometown pride in our forest-in-the-city, Stanley Park and a unbridled enthusiasm for cold beer after a...
  • At 94, Duluth's Mark Sertich still plays hockey, for the love of the game

    07/24/2015 5:27:18 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-24-15 | Jimmy Lovrien
    DULUTH, Minn. -- Injuries can end a season or career for a hockey player in their teens or 20s, but just weeks after Mark Sertich broke a rib and punctured a lung in an on-ice collision, he was out on the rink Wednesday -- at age 94. Three to four days a week for the past 30 years, the retired office manager and World War II veteran has been joining a group of Duluth firefighters for friendly games of hockey. To celebrate Sertich's 94th birthday, which was Saturday, family and friends gathered Wednesday for a game at the Duluth Heritage...
  • Has Hulk Hogan been booted out of WWE after racist rant? Sex tape wrestler pulled from website

    07/24/2015 4:41:07 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 6 replies
    Mirror ^ | 7/24/2015 | Alistair McGeorge
    Hulk Hogan appears to be gone from WWE after all references to him were sensationally removed from their website. As well as his profile in the alumni section, all his merchandise has been pulled from the online store - certainly making it look like his time with the company has come to an end. There are reports that the sudden end to their working relationship is the result of a video or audio of the star on a "racial tirade", although renowned professional wrestling writer Dave Meltzer described it as "a rumour going round". An audio clip has surfaced online...
  • Coe State Park Offers Bay Area’s Best Mountain Biking

    07/23/2015 10:59:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    What you’ll see: An early spring has transformed Henry W. Coe State Park into one of the best parks for mountain biking anywhere in America. At 87,000 acres, it’s the largest state park in Northern California. A 250-mile network of ranch roads and trails — including my favorite, the ride from Hunting Hollow to Kelly Lake — makes it a cyclist’s paradise. Location: Henry Coe is in remote Santa Clara County, surrounded by Morgan Hill (access to park headquarters), Gilroy (access to Hunting Hollow) and Bell Station (during special events, access to Dowdy Creek entrance and Orestimba Wilderness). Bike to...
  • "NO HILLARY EVER" Bowls 246, 215, 222

    07/23/2015 10:05:17 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies
    During open bowling, you can use any name you wish. Last week it was OBAMA SUCKS. Today, NO HILLARY EVER bowled a 246, 215, and 222. Try it at your local lanes. In the score pictured, I made the spare but screwed up with a 7-pin count on the next ball.
  • Charles Haley told 49ers rookies in May to 'Act like the white guys'

    07/23/2015 7:17:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 23, 2015 | John Breech
    Charles Haley is the only player in NFL history who's been a part of five Super Bowl winning teams, so it was no surprise in May when one of those teams, the 49ers, asked him to speak to their rookies. What might come as a surprise to some people though is what Haley said to those 49ers rookies. "As far as the rookies, and I know they probably got mad, but I said, 'Why don't you all act like the white guys? You never see them in the paper getting high or hitting people," Haley said, via the San Jose...
  • Brittney Griner accused wife of cheating on her with men

    07/23/2015 7:04:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Brittney Griner filed to have her marriage to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson annulled last month, claiming that the union was based on “fraud and duress” and that Johnson pressured her into it. Griner also suspected that Johnson was cheating on her. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Griner says she discovered in April that Johnson had been texting with her ex-boyfriend. She says she never would have married Johnson if she suspected something was still going on between Johnson and the man.
  • Man sentenced in Howard’s Rock vandalism case (SC)

    07/23/2015 5:40:03 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    The State ^ | JULY 23, 2015 | MIKE ELLIS
    ICKENS Jurors in the trial of Micah Rogers returned a split verdict on Thursday, finding that he damaged Howard’s Rock or its case but did not take away anything of significant value. After nearly five hours of deliberation and a near-stalemate, the jurors found Rogers, 20, guilty of malicious destruction of property worth less than $2,000 but not guilty of grand larceny. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and $1,000 fine but will not have to serve the jail time if he completes 25 days of community service. He is expected to do his community service on Saturdays....
  • PREMATURE: KERSHAW PERFECT GAME ALERT [vanity]

    07/23/2015 5:13:50 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 57 replies
    Clayton Kershaw against the Mets: 15 up, 15 down.
  • 2015 FORMULA 1 PIRELLI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ - LIVE THREAD

    07/23/2015 3:59:25 PM PDT · by Chode · 30 replies
    7/23/2015 | chode
    Hungaroring First Grand Prix 1986 Number of Laps 70 Circuit Length 4.381KM Race Distance 306.63KM Lap Record 1:19.071 by Michael Schumacher (2004)
  • Slow Action at Eldora (Vanity)

    07/22/2015 7:28:37 PM PDT · by noprogs · 24 replies
    Self | 7-22-15 | noprogs
    Ho hum. NASCAR brought its Camping World Truck Series to Eldora Speedway today, and it's like watching 300 lb women mud wrestle. In the search for "parity", NASCAR has absolutely ruined this sport with their silly rules. Let it be known, THE ONLY EQUALIZER IN RACING IS POVERTY! I have been involved with a few cars at the WORLD 100, know the track, stepped it off, etc. and this is a pitiful display. I feel sorry for those drivers having to force those machines around that wonderful track. Honestly, there are Street Stocks in the immediate vicinity of Bellfontaine and...
  • Dog shows off table tennis skills in viral video

    07/22/2015 8:57:07 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies
    upi ^ | July 21, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    WASHINGTON, - A multi-talented black collie with a knack for sports showed off his skills at table tennis for a video going viral online. The video, shared on YouTube by America's Funniest Home Videos, features the collie, named Auggie, holding a table tennis paddle in his mouth and using it to return his owner's serves. Auggie shows he can keep the game going by repeatedly returning the ball, occasionally needing to jump up onto the table to get a better reach toward the ball. "This dog would definitely beat you at a game of ping pong," AFV said in the...
  • Question: Most runs in a single MLB game THIS season (2015)?

    07/22/2015 8:25:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    7/22/15 | sff
    I leave this to the wisdom of FREEPers...I have scoured the internet (not too well, apparently) even looking over MLB's site, and cannot find the game played this season that has more runs scored than any other. Anyone know what it is? I am wondering...I know the season isn't over...I'm just asking "So far, what game has had more runs scored than any other?"
  • Robert Griffin III 'done' as effective QB, NFL coach says

    07/22/2015 6:11:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    NFL.COM ^ | July 21, 2015 | Chris Wesseling
    As a sensational NFL rookie in 2012, Robert Griffin III so dazzled opponents that former Giants defensive end Justin Tuck cursed the football gods for delivering a fixture in his nightmares. Now that Griffin has followed that Offensive Rookie of the Year campaign with a pair of injury-ravaged disheartening seasons, one NFL coach believes the polarizing quarterback will never reach his once-limitless potential. "There's no coming back," the undisclosed offensive coach told ESPN.com's Mike Sando. "He is done. The reason is, the injury slowed his legs, and his ego will not allow him to hit rock bottom and actually grind...
  • OFFENSIVE PARODY VIDEO: 'Caitlyn' Jenner Wins The 1976 Olympics!

    07/21/2015 4:31:56 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 30 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 07/21/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Unless you live on the moon, you’re well aware of ‘Caitlyn’ Jenner winning an ESPY award. Here’s the crazy thing… Caitlyn Jenner has the exact same amount of olympic medals as you or I do. At least that’s what I thought. Until we un-earthed this video that seems to prove, beyond all shadow of a doubt, that yes…. Caitlyn Jenner, a woman, won the men’s decathlon at the 1976 Olympics. What a broad! CHOKING HAZARD AND LANGUAGE WARNING.
  • Game About Killing Poachers Vies for $50,000 Prize in Microsoft Student Tech Competition

    07/21/2015 2:55:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Geekwire ^ | July 20, 2015 | Jacob Demmitt
    A group of students from Nepal will be competing for a $50,000 prize in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup student technology competition next week. They’re competing in the video-game category, but their entry stands out for another reason: It’s a first-person shooter in which players track down and kill poachers. The game is set in a futuristic world where decades of poaching has knocked Earth’s ecosystem off-kilter and left the planet a barren dessert. The last hope for restoration involves sending a cyborg back in time to hunt the poachers. Defend Your Territory creators Amir Gc (left), Alex Rumba (middle) and Sangam...
  • Jules Bianchi laid to rest in Nice

    07/21/2015 2:34:09 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 7 replies
    Sky Sports ^ | 7/21/2015 | Sky Sports
    Jules Bianchi has been laid to rest in his home town of Nice at an emotional ceremony at the Sainte Reparate Cathedral. Just across the border from Monaco where Bianchi famously scored Marussia’s first points in 2014, Nice was inundated with well-wishers wanting to pay their respects on Tuesday morning. As friends and family gathered inside the cathedral, the deputy mayor of Nice announced: “We have come together to say goodbye to a champion.”
  • Former NBA executive says he'd hire [Becky] Hammon as head coach

    07/21/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 7/21/15
    Bobby Marks who now offers incredible NBA insight on Twitter, recently said something sort of remarkable about San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon.
  • Ford Mustang vs. BMW M4: Which sports coupe comes out on top?

    07/21/2015 10:30:56 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 42 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 20, 2015 | Bengt Halvorson
    The Ford Mustang and BMW M4, at face value, probably don’t appear to have a whole lot in common. They go at it from opposite ends of the enthusiast landscape: The Mustang is the quintessential pony car—an American icon by almost any definition—while the BMW M4 builds on decades of finely groomed performance pedigree. Price-wise there’s a vast difference, too; you could get two high-performance, V-8-powered Mustang GT Coupes for approximately the price of a base BMW M4. Yet these two models have become more closely aligned than you might think, in recent years. Both models are nearly identical in...
  • A&P files for bankruptcy for 2nd time since 2010

    07/20/2015 10:54:09 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 18 replies
    nj.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Myles Ma
    MONTVALE — The Great Atlantic Pacific & Tea Company, which operates about 300 grocery stores in the northeast, filed for bankruptcy Sunday. The Montvale-based company, known for its A&P branded supermarkets, lists assets and debts of more than $1 billion each in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
  • Vin Scully on life and lessons from his rookie year with the 1950 Dodgers

    07/20/2015 7:12:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | July 20, 2015 | David J. Halberstam
    In 1950, an unfussy, callow rookie tiptoed into the Dodgers broadcast booth and never left. Vin Scully was just 22 and a year removed from his graduation at Fordham when he suddenly found himself alongside veterans Connie Desmond and the legendary Red Barber in calling Brooklyn Dodgers games on radio and television. Sixty-five years later, Scully and the Dodgers are both in Los Angeles and both still together. Throughout a career in which he has called the NFL, golf, tennis and, of course, baseball for a national audience and even did college basketball in his early days, he remains a...
  • Spieth birdies 16th, in tie for lead

    07/20/2015 10:09:48 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 36 replies
    Spieth tied for lead at -15
  • NFC East Q&A: Who will win the division and who will make the playoffs?

    07/19/2015 9:06:23 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN.com staff
    [NFL COUNTDOWN LIVE THREAD--] NFC East Q&A: Who will win the division and who will make the playoffs? Today's question: Who will win the NFC East and how many teams from the division will make the playoffs? Todd Archer, Dallas Cowboys: I’m going with the Cowboys. Dan Graziano, New York Giants: The Dallas Cowboys should end the division's long streak without a repeat winner this year. Phil Sheridan, Philadelphia Eagles: Until I see some tangible proof otherwise, I’m going with the team that proved itself the best last year. Yes, Dallas-- John Keim, Washington Redskins: ...I’ll opt for Dallas to...
  • Watch a Surfing Champion Fend Off a Shark By Punching It

    07/19/2015 10:11:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Time ^ | Justin Worland
    Fanning, who escaped the incident uninjured, was knocked off of his surfboard at the beginning of his heat when he realized a shark was attacking. Following expert guidance, Fanning punched the shark to scare it off. “It kept coming at my board and I was kicking and screaming. I just saw fins. I didn’t see teeth,” he said, according to a Australian news outlet. “I was waiting for the teeth to come at me. I punched it in the back.”
  • British Open: Amateur Paul Dunne soars to top of leaderboard

    07/19/2015 9:51:54 AM PDT · by fhayek · 138 replies
    CBC Sports ^ | 7/19/15 | Doug Ferguson
    An amateur is leading the British Open. Paul Dunne, a 22-year-old Irishman, claimed the top spot all to himself with a birdie on the 10th hole Sunday. That took his overall score to 11 under, pushing him ahead of a group that included Jordan Spieth. Dunne played collegiately at Alabama-Birmingham and went through qualifying to earn his spot in the Open. He plans to turn professional later this summer and try to claim a spot on the European Tour. For now, he's the one everyone is chasing at the home of golf. There hasn't been an amateur winner of the...
  • Brett Favre returns to Lambeau for Packers Hall of Fame

    07/19/2015 6:01:05 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 9 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | July 18, 2015 | By GENARO C. ARMAS
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Brett Favre headed up the Lambeau Field tunnel, a path that he had walked dozens of times. He turned left at the end, and then walked through a set of double doors. The Green Bay Packers' locker room was just down the hall on the right. And that's when it finally it him. He was back at his football home.
  • 67,000 Packer fans at Lambeau Field to Honor Brett Favre induction in the Football Hall of Fame

    07/19/2015 5:16:46 AM PDT · by hondact200 · 10 replies
    july 19, 2015 | hondact200
    67,00 Packer fans show up at Lambeau Field to honor the retiring of Packer jersey #4 and the induction of Brett Favre into the Football Hall of Fame. Local news station carried the program.
  • Squirrel 1, Dogs 0

    07/18/2015 1:32:35 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 37 replies
    Four Furry Fools | 7/18/2015 | blueunicorn6
    We have an apple tree in our back yard. It was here when we bought the house. I like trees as much as the next person, but, having been around this apple tree for several years, I can tell you that I would never plant one in my yard. They produce apples and apples have been the enemy of man since the serpent tempted eve with an apple. Apples wouldn't be so bad if they just stayed in the trees. Unfortunately, they drop like the stocks my Uncle Gene tells me to buy. Apples are also a favorite food of...
  • Former Miami Dolphins defensive icon Bill Arnsparger dies at 88

    07/17/2015 4:30:44 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 11 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 17,2015 | DAVID J. NEAL
    Bill Arnsparger designed the first four Miami Dolphins Super Bowl defenses – the No Name Defense of the three 1970s Super teams and The Killer Bs that carried the 1982 Dolphins into the Super Bowl. Of the first eight Super Bowls, five had defenses with Arnsparger’s fingerprints.
  • Stop flying Confederate flag appeal to Cork fans from head of GAA (Ireland)

    07/17/2015 1:07:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Irish Central ^ | July 17, 2015 01:20 AM | Sheila Langan
    The president of Ireland’s Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) has implored fans of the County Cork teams to stop waving the Confederate flag during games. Fans of Cork (“the Rebel County”), whose colors are red and white, are known for flying a range of flags from around the world emblazoned with those colors. Some fans have a preference for the US Confederate flag because of the red and the white and because of the “rebel” connotations. This allegiance has been a source of controversy in the past, with activist groups in Ireland calling for a ban on the use of the...
  • ‘Armed, Dangerous’ Man Sought in Meth Case

    07/17/2015 12:16:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    wood-tv ^ | July 16, 2015,
    Authorities say they are looking for an “armed and dangerous” man believed to have been cooking methamphetamine in his Kalamazoo Township residence. Ronald David Marlatt, 56, and an as-of-yet unnamed 40-year-old woman are wanted on charges of operating and maintaining a meth lab and fleeing and eluding, according to a Thursday release from the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team. Marlatt also has outstanding arrest warrants. Marlatt has a criminal record dating back to 1978, including multiple convictions for assault less than murder and assault with a dangerous weapon. In 2007, he was convicted of trying to run over two Kalamazoo police...
  • Tiger Woods Can't Muster Old Magic in First-Round 76 at British Open

    07/16/2015 12:27:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    SI ^ | July 16, 2015 | Jeff Ritter
    Not long ago you could bank on the Old Course bringing out the best in Tiger Woods. This was something else entirely. On Thursday at the 144th British Open, Woods added a new chapter to his Season of Misery, a grisly four-over 76 that left him 11 shots behind clubhouse leader Dustin Johnson with the afternoon tee times still on the course. It was a shocking result at a revered track he once dominated while winning St. Andrews Opens in 2000 and 2005.
  • Glory Johnson wants $20K a month in spousal support from Brittney Griner (WNBA)

    07/16/2015 8:15:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 16, 2015 | Mechelle Voepel
    Glory Johnson is seeking temporary spousal support and attorney fees from Brittney Griner, who petitioned to annul their marriage. Court documents filed June 29 in Maricopa County, Arizona, detail Johnson's request that Griner pay $20,000 per month in spousal support, plus a $10,000 advancement toward attorney fees for Johnson's counsel. An evidentiary hearing is set for Aug. 17 at Maricopa County Central Building in Phoenix in regard to Griner's petition and Johnson's counter-petition.
  • St. Andrews’s Biggest Hazard: The Forecast

    07/16/2015 6:52:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 15, 2015 | John Paul Newport
    On Tuesday evening, shortly before the British Open’s past champions dinner at the Royal & Ancient Golf Club here, Gary Player, wearing a sharp pinstriped suit, entertained a few questions about the Old Course. We were standing on the clubhouse patio, with its famous view of the first and 18th holes. The course, in its current configuration, is more than 130 years old. Is it still an adequate challenge for today’s professional golfers? “If there’s no wind, they’ll tear this place apart,” Player said.
  • A Watch, Water and Workouts

    07/15/2015 9:10:18 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    Furbo.org ^ | July 14, 2015 | Craig Hockenberry
    A Watch, Water and Workouts The most common question I get about my Apple Watch is this: “Is it waterproof?”Everyone from followers on Twitter to Laguna Beach lifeguards have noticed that I wear my watch while swimming and want to know how this new device holds up when it comes in contact with 71% of the Earth’s surface. If you look closely, you’ll see that I just completed my exercise goal with a swim in the Pacific Ocean. This report will explore how well the watch works when it’s exposed to water. I’ll also make some recommendations for Apple to...
  • Pennsylvania Game Commission gives Presque Isle Downs permit to shoot deer

    07/15/2015 5:55:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Erie Times-News ^ | JOHN GUERRIERO
    ERIE, Pa. -- Deer that have been invading the thoroughbred horse racing track at Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Summit Township will be shot. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has given the casino a permit for the deer kill as one way to combat the problem of deer entering the track grounds and making it dangerous for jockeys and horses.
  • Micro Black Aces Shotgun! Is it Legal?

    07/15/2015 3:19:08 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 37 replies
    Guns America ^ | 7/9/15 | Jacob Epstein
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    07/15/2015 1:21:01 PM PDT · by Cecily · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | July 15, 2015 | Snejana Farberov
    Lance Armstrong will be back on the Tour de France roads for a controversial charity ride Thursday, his first appearance since being stripped of his seven titles for using performance-enhancing drugs. Even before he was back in the saddle, the disgraced cycling star stirred up trouble by hinting on social media that the leader of the race, a British cyclist, may be 'too strong.' Armstrong will cycle two stages of the Tour for a leukaemia charity -- from Muret to Rodez Thursday and from Rodez to Mende Friday -- a day ahead of the competing riders.