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  • The Epidemic That's Ruining Youth Sports

    06/22/2017 1:13:21 PM PDT · by pajama pundit · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 19, 2017 | Kirsten Fleming
    During a soccer game early last year, Tiffany Lin began experiencing a sharp pain in her right knee. Then a freshman at Manhattan’s Beacon School, Lin tried to play through the pain but sought out a doctor when it wouldn’t subside. The diagnosis? She had Osgood-Schlatter disease, which is the inflammation of the area just below the knee. It mostly occurs during growth spurts and is exacerbated by continuous pounding of the knees that happens during sports such as soccer and running.
  • India arrests 15 for celebrating Pakistan cricket victory

    06/21/2017 10:43:13 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | June 21, 2017 | Manveena Suri
    New Delhi (CNN) - Fifteen Indian men are facing lengthy jail sentences for allegedly cheering on the Pakistan cricket team. The men, all of whom are Muslim, were arrested Monday after their Hindu neighbors complained about the group's antics during India's crushing loss to their arch rivals in the ICC Champions Trophy final the previous day. According to local police inspector Sanjay Pathak, the men, from Mohad village in Burhanpur district in central Madhya Pradesh, "were celebrating Pakistan's victory by bursting fire crackers and shouting anti-India slogans." Fourteen men, aged between 19 and 35, appeared in court on Tuesday where...
  • Jim Harbaugh to ask Obamas to serve as honorary captains

    06/17/2017 6:03:11 PM PDT · by John W · 75 replies
    espn.com ^ | June 17, 2017 | espn.com News Services
    Michigan Wolverines football coach Jim Harbaugh spent some time with former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama earlier this week. He hopes to be getting more face time with them this fall. Harbaugh said he will ask the Obamas to serve as honorary captains for a Wolverines home game this season. "We're making those asks. Official asks," Harbaugh told reporters Saturday. "In the process of making an official ask. There's been, 'Hey, we'd like you to do it,' and now we're doing official asks." Harbaugh said he spent "39 wonderful minutes" with the former president Wednesday during...
  • ESPN Promotes Boss Who Hates Donald Trump To Number Two In Company

    06/16/2017 12:14:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Out Kick The Coverage ^ | June 16, 2017 | Clay Travis
    This morning ESPN announced that Connor Schell, newly promoted, would be the new second most powerful man in the company behind head boss John Skipper. Within a few minutes of that announcement conservative ESPN employees were sending me messages asking me to check out Connor Schell’s Tweets from back during the election. And I know this is going to completely shock you guys, but it turns out that Connor Schell is a huge left winger who expressed public disgust on his Twitter account over the election of Donald Trump and endorsed the idea that Trump oppresses minorities, women, and gays....
  • Martin Luther King III visits Dolphins minicamp for voting initiative

    06/16/2017 3:11:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    CBS 12 ^ | 6/15/17
    .....Last year, four Dolphins protested police violence against African-Americans, by kneeling during the national anthem. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross stood up for his players, saying they had the right to do it. ....Martin Luther King III was at Dolphins minicamp Thursday as part of Ross's RISE Initiative. King was helping the players register....
  • U.S. Open blimp crashes after catching fire

    06/15/2017 9:52:41 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    CBS ^ | June 15, 2017
    Videos posted by attendees at the U.S. Open show a blimp crashing to the ground after apparently catching fire. The Washington County Sheriff's Office is responding to the crash, CBS affiliate WDJT-TV reports. At least one person is injured, officials said. Jeff Alstadter, a spokesman for the U.S. Golf Association (USGA) tells CBS News officials were still gathering information about the crash. Twitter users posted clips showing the blimp falling from the sky near the golf tournament, which is being held at Erin Hills Golf Course in Hartford, Wisconsin
  • ESPN’s Kellerman: NFL Is ‘Injecting Politics’ by Playing the National Anthem at Games

    06/15/2017 10:16:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 15,2017 | by Trent Baker
    The ESPN personality then argued that Kaepernick did not inject politics into the NFL, but rather the NFL injects politics by playing the national anthem and “putting pressure” on people to stand. Partial transcript as follows: They both were asked to do things that went against their conscience. In this country, in the United States of America, you don’t have to do that. We are free to make our own choices. And if our conscience is bothering us, we can follow that. In Muhammad Ali’s case, he was asked to take a step forward and become a part of the...
  • Trump should return the Washington Redskins’ trademark protection that Obama took away

    06/14/2017 5:17:21 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 14, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Trump should return the Washington Redskins’ trademark protection that Obama took away In June 2014, the Obama administration revoked trademark protection for the Washington Redskins’ name because some people thought it was offensive. This set a horrible precedent. Just about every R-rated movie includes content that someone would consider offensive, whether that content be violence, sex, profanity, etc. The same can be said for the content of many books, the lyrics of many songs, the content of many paintings, etc. If any copyright, patent, trademark, etc., can be revoked because someone finds it offensive, then I can’t even begin to...
  • Is This the NFL's First Female Player?

    06/13/2017 6:40:11 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 71 replies
    bleacherreport.com ^ | 6/13/2017 | Lars Anderson
    They cruise down the dusty, open road, the teacher and the pupil, the making of history only months away. What a pair they are as they roll through the 115-degree heat outside Phoenix on Highway 202, the intense desert sunlight bouncing off the black Mercedes sedan. Together they gaze into the barren landscape dotted with saguaro cacti and mesquite trees, and both see the same vision: a future in which a woman playing Division II football on scholarship is no longer a mirage. "You are like my second father, and you're a huge reason I'm doing this," says Becca Longo,...
  • Santa Richards Ross:Every Female Athlete I Know Has Had an Abortion

    06/13/2017 5:13:19 AM PDT · by ZagFan · 39 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6-12-2017 | Stewart Paterson
    A double-gold Olympic medalist claims every female track-and-field athlete she knows has had an abortion. The Jamaican-American athlete revealed in her new book that she herself had an abortion - just one day before leaving for the Beijing Games in the summer of 2008.
  • How the Seattle Sounders use data and analytics to create an ‘evidence-based’ soccer culture

    06/12/2017 10:08:10 PM PDT · by thecodont · 6 replies
    Geekwire via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 4:31 pm, Monday, June 12, 2017 | Taylor Soper, Geekwire
    As a former lawyer, Garth Lagerwey knows about the value of evidence-based reasoning. Now he's trying to apply that same line of thinking to the professional soccer club he helps manage. Lagerwey spoke about this philosophy at the Sounders Sports Science Weekend in Seattle, an event that focuses on the latest innovations in sports science and analytics. The Sounders have long been pioneers, at least among Major League Soccer teams, in using sports science to help make on-field improvements. The club, which won its first MLS Cup last year, utilizes a variety of gadgets like GPS trackers and heart rate...
  • Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

    06/12/2017 9:19:27 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    ESPN/Associated Press ^ | June 13, 2017 | Associated Press/ESPN
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Kevin Durant capped his spectacular first season with the Warriors by bringing home that coveted NBA championship he joined Golden State last July so determined to get, scoring 39 points in a fast-and-furious, Finals-clinching 129-120 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.
  • Scooter Gennett's 4 HR, 10 RBI Game: 6/6/2017 (Reds v Cards - Video)

    06/07/2017 5:39:36 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
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  • Everybody gets to be an NFL quarterback, except Colin Kaepernick [Libtard whinefest]

    06/05/2017 7:08:42 PM PDT · by Enchante · 85 replies
    Sporting News ^ | June 5, 2017 | David Steele
    Now that an NFL team has righted a terrible wrong and gotten Austin Davis back into the league, it seems like a good time for some clarity about the quarterback (Colin Kaepernick) the team (Seahawks) passed over in favor of Davis. For one thing, it’s clear that neither the NFL nor its teams are all that interested in being honest about why they don’t want to sign Kaepernick this offseason. There have been pockets of honesty here and there on Kaepernick-related topics, from 49ers general manager John Lynch, Giants owner John Mara and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll himself. But the...
  • Male athlete climbs all the way from last place to first place simply by claiming to be a girl

    06/05/2017 6:44:59 AM PDT · by grundle · 44 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 5, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    At Cromwell High School in Connecticut, a male track runner has climbed all the way from last place to first place simply by claiming to be a girl. In this particular case, the person in question has not even taken any gender altering hormones, and has not had sexual reassignment surgery. Instead, the person merely claimed to be a girl – and presto – they moved up all the way from last place to first place. Radical left wing feminists have no right to complain that this is “unfair,” because it is they themselves who created this situation. As time...
  • We are exactly 100 days away from real football

    05/30/2017 2:46:38 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 56 replies
    NFL.com ^ | May 30, 2017 at 05:01 p.m. | Dan Hanzus
    We are exactly 100 days away from real football By Dan Hanzus End Around Writer -SNIP- Tuesday puts us exactly 100 days away from Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots, Week 1. To celebrate the 100-day marker, the warriors in the NFL Media Research Department have put together some notable 100 stuff from the 2016 season. Let's have a look.
  • NFL reduces overtime period from 15 minutes to 10, but why?

    05/23/2017 11:34:41 AM PDT · by Phlap · 134 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 05/23/2017 | Eric Edholm
    CHICAGO — Beware standings tiebreaker person … an 8-5-3 division champion could be coming to the NFL soon. The league reportedly has passed a rule at the owners meeting on Tuesday that will shorten the length of regular-season overtime games from 15 minutes to 10. There were two ties in the NFL last season, as many as there had been in the prior three seasons combined. But this feels like a solution looking for a problem to us. How is this going to help … with anything? The NFL is expected to officially announce the changes later on Tuesday.
  • Lane Kiffin Thinks Tua Tagovailoa Plays In 2017 For Alabama, Compares Him To Steve Young

    05/19/2017 6:55:10 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 5-16-2017
    Lane Kiffin thinks Tua Tagovailoa plays in 2017 for Alabama, compares him to Steve YoungLane Kiffin remains the gift that keeps on giving in terms of being a thorn in Nick Saban’s side. The Florida Atlantic head coach and former Alabama offensive coordinator gave an interview to Tide 102.9 FM ESPN in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday and it appears Kiffin did not hold back when asked if hotshot freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa would see action in 2017 alongside presumed starter Jalen Hurts. “I would sure think so,” Kiffin said, according to SEC Country. “I mean you guys saw him at spring...
  • Adelphi University Lax Team Takes The Field With A Custom Trump Speech House Music Remix

    05/10/2017 1:49:16 PM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 3 replies
    Barstool Sports ^ | May 10, 2917 | Kmarco
    A lacrosse team uses excerpts from the President's speech in intro music.
  • Wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman dies in two-car crash

    05/10/2017 12:27:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 10, 2017 | by Christine Dempsey, Dave Altimari
    Katherine Ann Berman, wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman, was killed in a two-car crash Tuesday in western Connecticut. The fatal crash happened about 2:15 p.m. on a state road in Woodbury, state police said. Edward Bertulis, 87, also died following in the collision, police said Wednesday morning. Troopers are investigating the possibility that Bertulis suffered a medical emergency right before Berman's car crashed into the back of his car a state police source told the Hartford Courant. In a statement about Katherine Berman’s death, the president of ESPN called the crash “a devastating tragedy” and said it was “difficult...