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  • France World Cup violence ERUPTS: 2 dead as riots break out in Paris - MILLION on streets

    07/16/2018 8:40:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 07/16/2018 | Laura Mowat
    FRENCH riot police were called in to combat violence in France as riots erupted on streets and left two fans dead hours after their football team won the World Cup in Russia. Celebrations turned to chaos in France with riots and looting as millions of French fans had been celebrating their team’s 4-2 victory over Croatia in the World Cup final. More than 500 people were arrested during the evening after the win and around 100,000 police officers were out on the streets as well as 44,000 firefighters. In the southeast city of Annecy, police reported a 50-year-old man died...
  • Trump expected to skip appearance at All-Star Nationals Game (MLB summer classic)

    07/14/2018 4:56:12 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2018 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    President Trump is not expected to attend the All-Star Game in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, though past presidents have attended the game when it was held in the city. The Associated Press reported that Trump will likely skip the game after returning home on Tuesday from a trip to Europe ending with his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tuesday’s game marks the fifth time it will have been held in Washington since 1937. The AP noted that several former presidents have attended the game when the nation’s capital hosted the event. Former President Eisenhower skipped out on throwing the...
  • Chocolate milk may be better than sports drinks for exercise recovery

    07/13/2018 8:26:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    Yahoooo! ^ | July 12, 2018 | [Reuters] By Lisa Rapaport
    Athletes who drink chocolate milk during exercise or after a hard workout may recover just as quickly as they would with sports drinks, a research review suggests. What people eat and drink during intense exercise and afterward can impact how well their muscles recover and how rapidly their body replaces fluids and electrolytes lost during the workout, previous research has found. Most studies assessing whether drinks with carbohydrates and electrolytes, or with protein, might aid recovery have been too small to draw firm conclusions about which beverages are the best option, the authors of the new review write in European...
  • Academy Sports manager fired weeks after intercepting gun thief suspect in Florida store

    07/12/2018 2:25:16 AM PDT · by grundle · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A sporting goods store employee, who last month helped catch a suspect allegedly trying to swipe a weapon, was suspended and later lost his job at the Florida business following the incident, his lawyer said. Dean Crouch, 32, was working at the Academy Sports store in Tallahassee on June 29 when robbery suspect Jason White allegedly tried to steal a gun, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. After White reportedly tried to flee with the stolen firearm he’d requested to see, Crouch stepped in and ultimately detained him. Crouch, an assistant manager at the store, was nearby when the incident occurred and...
  • WNBA Players Are Overpaid

    07/11/2018 2:55:54 PM PDT · by all the best · 26 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | July 10, 2018 | Tho Bishop
    A case can be made that WNBA players are actually overpaid relative to what consumers actually want. After all, the WNBA is subsidized by the NBA in a variety of ways including direct financial support, free publicity, and the fact that many WNBA franchises are owned by the city’s NBA owner. In fact, the WNBA’s big television contract was itself a byproduct of the channel reworking its agreement with their male counterpart.2 So instead of grumbling about the salaries male basketball players enjoy, perhaps A’ja Wilson should be thankful that the men's product helps bolster her own paycheck. At the...
  • NFLPA Files Grievance Over NFL's New National Anthem Policy

    07/10/2018 10:10:38 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 17 replies
    https://www.si.com/ ^ | CHRIS CHAVEZ July 10, 2018
    The NFL Players Association announced it has filed a grievance challenging the league's new national anthem policy. In May, NFL owners unanimously approved a new anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance of the Star-Spangled Banner. The new policy gives players the option to remain in the locker room, if they want. The NFL subjects the teams to a fine, if a player or a member of team personnel does not show respect for the anthem. Players have been kneeling, sitting and raising fists during the national anthem in an effort...
  • World Cup: Belgium and France set up all-European semi-final (No Latin American Teams Left)

    07/07/2018 3:21:43 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 72 replies
    FourFourTwo. Com ^ | July 27, 2018
    It was a day of Europe vs. South America as the quarter-finals got under way, with the former continent emerging triumphant on two occasions. Together with Brazil's loss, Uruguay's 2-0 defeat by France means there are no longer any CONMEBOL nations left standing. France will fancy their chances of going all the way after its comfortable victory over the Uruguayans on Friday. Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann got the goals for Les Blues, which has now kept three clean sheets.
  • Japan are hailed as 'an example for all teams' after leaving dressing room spotlessly clean [tr]

    07/03/2018 10:33:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 3, 2018 | Jack Bezants
    After the agonising nature of their last-16 defeat by Belgium, Japan's World Cup squad and their thousands of fans would have been forgiven for leaving the Rostov Arena as swiftly as possible. A number of Japan players were in tears after being knocked out of the tournament when a late, late goal from Nacer Chadli sealed a 3-2 comeback victory for Belgium. But, as revealed by FIFA general coordinator Priscilla Janssens on Twitter, Japan's squad went to extra lengths to thank their hosts in Russia as they bowed out.
  • I prefer to hear a male voice’: Women commentators find harsh judgment at World Cup

    06/26/2018 5:28:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 26, 2018 | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    The play began slowly, with a neat corner kick to one of Portugal’s midfielders — four minutes into last week’s World Cup match against Morocco. The drama built with a lob to the six-yard box, tantalizingly close to the goal. And it reached a crescendo with a a diving header by Cristiano Ronaldo that sent the ball to the back of Morocco’s net. One to 0. Who gets to narrate such moments of high athletic drama became a subject of controversy this week when Vicki Sparks, a British sports journalist who made history by becoming the first woman to commentate...
  • (Minnesota) Vikings Hold First Sports LGBTQ Summit

    06/21/2018 12:08:44 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 43 replies
    The Minnesota Vikings made history on Thursday. Vikings players, coaches and members of the LGBTQ community came together for a first of its kind inclusion summit held by an NFL team. The LGBTQ summit and fundraising event was held at the TCO Performance Center Auditorium in Eagan. It centered around bridging the gap between the LGBTQ community and sports. In front of a packed crowd, former and current LGBTQ athletes shared stories about how they were criticized for who they loved while playing the sport they love. The event featured four panel discussions. Each one about an hour long.
  • Whitlock Calls NFL Union Head 'Foolish Looter Burning Down His Own Neighborhood'

    06/17/2018 8:45:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    News Busters ^ | June 17, 2018 10:00 AM EDT | Jay Maxson
    On Friday's Speak for Yourself TV sports talk program on Fox Sports 1, co-host Jason Whitlock (see photo) characterized NFL Players' Association executive director DeMaurice Smith as a "foolish looter burning down his own neighborhood" and demanded his firing. The NFLPA has reportedly hired several lawyers to fight the league's new policy requiring players to respect the national anthem or remain in the clubhouse. Whitlock said, "The NFL Players' Association should fire its executive director, DeMaurice Smith. According to the site Pro Football 'Woke' (officially known as Pro Football Talk), and its editor Mike Florio, Smith and the NFLPA have...
  • How San Francisco's Fastest Growing Blockchain Marketing Firm Is Going Big On Sports

    06/15/2018 4:46:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 15, 2018 | Darren Heitner
    In San Francisco Bay area, anyone can be considered a unicorn. Just look at the Golden State Warriors’ past few seasons. It was not long ago a franchise that was once criticized for taking (now NBA All-Star) Steph Curry and largely defined as underdogs. However, not only were the Warriors innovative in their approach to rebuild, but the organization put up the numbers and earned the championships to prove it, and when it comes to Silicon Valley and finding use for blockchain, only a few companies have been able to truly succeed in establishing a solid footing. While we hear...
  • NFL Owners Don’t Fear Trump, They Fear Their Own Players

    06/15/2018 10:21:22 AM PDT · by iowamark · 60 replies
    The Nation ^ | 6/13/18 | Dave Zirin
    In 1969, NFL linebacker Dave Meggyesy walked away from the NFL in disgust over the way he believed football was acting as a reactionary social force in society, an impediment against meaningful social change. In his book Out of Their League, he wrote, “Politics and pro football are the most grotesque extremes of a dying empire.” In 1975, sportswriter Robert Lipsyte had a similar analysis of not just football but sports as a whole. He wrote in his classic book SportsWorld: An American DreamLand: "A great deal of the angry energy generated in America through the coming apart of the...
  • The Press Is Determined to Claim Trump Is "Polticizing" Football....

    06/09/2018 10:14:15 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 24 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 8 June 2018 | Ace of Spades
    The Press Is Determined to Claim Trump Is "Polticizing" Football. Have They Not Noticed Their Leftist Allies Politicizing Football, and Everything Else, For a Decade? Half of the country is broken and in the middle of a nervous breakdown, and they can't understand why the rest of us are sick of hearing their endless conniptions. The press says Mr. Trump is pushing the battle of the national anthem because it plays to his base. I suppose it does. But here's what galls even non-Trumpia>ns about this kneeling kerfuffle: We live in a world soaking in partisan politics. Then one day...
  • Trump won't invite NBA champions to White House

    06/08/2018 1:47:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 8, 2018
    Whichever team wins the NBA championship, President Donald Trump says he won't be inviting them to the White House. "I didn't invite LeBron James, and I didn't invite Steph Curry. We're not going to invite either team," Mr. Trump told reporters on Friday. But Mr. Trump said he'd be happy to host the Washington Capitals, who just won the Stanley Cup for the first time in the club's 44-year history. He said: "If they want to be here, it's the greatest place on Earth. I'm here. If they don't want to be here, I don't want them."
  • Poll: NFL Hits Record Unfavorable Numbers with Registered Voters

    06/08/2018 2:19:32 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 8, 2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    What do Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Obamacare, and President Trump all have in common? All of those people, and institution, have higher favorability numbers than the NFL. According to a Fox News poll released on Thursday, the NFL’s net favorability rating comes in at 42%. Only former FBI Director Robert Mueller, Rudy Giuliani, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Roseanne Barr, have lower favorability numbers. The NFL’s lack of popularity stands out even more, when looking back at where the league was only five years ago. In October of 2013, the league had a 64% favorability rating. By October of 2017,...
  • Why Malcolm Jenkins, other Philadelphia Eagles demonstrate -- but don't kneel (Flashback)

    06/07/2018 8:25:04 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    Penn Live ^ | 09/24/2017 | Aaron Kasinitz
    --SNIP-- Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said he has no problem with that form of protest. But Jenkins has instead raised his right fist while standing during pregame anthems for the past 22 Eagles preseason and regular-season games, and he has an explanation for that. "The reason I don't kneel is not because I think it's disrespectful. It's because I think it's misunderstood," Jenkins said. "I want my demonstration to be effective and received. I think whatever that is is going to be to the individual, but everybody's saying the same thing: We need change. We want to be that vehicle...
  • Woman Catches Foul Ball in Beer at Padres Game, Proceeds to Chug the Beer With the Ball In It

    06/06/2018 4:44:23 PM PDT · by Category Four · 56 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/05/2018 | Caitlin O'Kane
    When the San Diego Padres played the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, the game was far from exciting to some people. Padres fans watched the Braves completely pummel the home team, winning 14-1. But if things were seeming predictable, that changed when a foul ball flew into the stands. The Braves' Ender Inciarte hit the foul high into the stands, where a woman named Gabby DiMarco sat, casually sipping her beer, CBS Sports reports. She was shocked when the ball flew her way, and she caught it right in her beer cup. But that amazing feat wasn't the end of it....
  • John Cook causes a stir with tweet saying Husker volleyball team would love to go to White House

    06/06/2018 4:58:12 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 9 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | June 6, 2018 | Joseph Morton
    WASHINGTON — Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook has jumped into the controversy surrounding this week’s canceled White House visit by the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. Cook posted a tweet Tuesday night: “Nebraska would love to go to the White House! Huskers would be honored and proud to visit our leaders in DC and represent Nebraska and the Natty! #gbr” The tweet appeared to be deleted Wednesday afternoon. Cook’s statement quickly drew a wave of responses from others on the social media platform, ranging from attaboys to how-dare-yous.
  • Current and former players react to President Donald Trump calling off Eagles' White House visit

    06/05/2018 6:43:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 126 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 06/05/2018
    The reactions will only continue as the week goes on after President Donald Trump disinvited the Eagles to the White House a day before the Super Bowl champions were scheduled to visit (see story).Politicians with local ties made their voices heard Monday night, while the president also sent out a tweet restating his stance behind the decision (see story).Some current and former NFL players also chimed in on the news."I guess he was upset with the delegation we were sending," Eagles safety Rodney McLeod said of Trump's decision in a text message to NBC Sports Philadelphia's Derrick Gunn.Former Eagle Torrey...