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  • Prof. Jeff Volek - 'Nutrition for Optimising Athletic Performance'

    11/23/2015 6:19:15 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 9, 2015 | Low Carb Down Under
    Professor Jeff Volek is a Professor at The Ohio State University, USA where he teaches and leads a research team that explores the physiological impact of various dietary and exercise regimens and nutritional supplements. Dr Volek has published over 250 scientific manuscripts and is the co-author of 'The New Atkins for a New You', 'The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living' and 'The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance'. Prof. Volek’s most significant line of work has been a series of studies performed over the last 15 years. These have been aimed at better understanding what constitutes a...
  • Peter Attia - An Advantaged Metabolic State: Human Performance, Resilience & Health

    11/21/2015 6:43:55 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 10, 2013 | TheIHMC
    Peter Attia is a relentless self-experimenter, obsessed with the idea of a "quantified self." In the presentation he will share two components of his physical transformation as he evolved from "fit but fat and metabolically deranged" to "fit, lean, and metabolically dialed in." In particular, Peter will focus on the possible advantages of a ketogenic diet, and in the process share much of what he's learned implementing it in himself and hundreds of others over the past two years. Peter is the President and co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI), a California-based 501(c)(3). Peter is also a physician and...
  • JumpstartMD presents Dr. Peter Attia on the Role of Fat in Weight Loss - Part 1

    11/20/2015 6:44:15 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 11, 2012 | JumpstartMD
    In the summer of 2011, Dr. Peter Attia spoke to JumpstartMD patients and staff about his personal experiment with weight loss. Part 1
  • North Dakota announces 'Fighting Hawks' as new school nickname (replacing the Fighting Sioux)

    11/18/2015 8:49:13 PM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | November 18, 2015 | Jerry Hinnen
    After three years of waiting, the University of North Dakota's sports programs have a nickname again. UND president Robert Kelley announced Wednesday that the former "Fighting Sioux" will now be known as the "Fighting Hawks," the nickname chosen by UND voters in an online voting runoff over runner-up "Roughriders." The "Fighting Sioux" moniker was controversially dropped at the NCAA's behest in 2012, sparking years of debate and discussion over what the university's athletics programs -- perhaps most notably, its powerhouse men's hockey program -- should be called instead.
  • NCAA, UNC want lawsuit over fake classes dismissed

    11/11/2015 4:51:29 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 12 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | March 31,2015 | SI Wire
    The NCAA and the University of North Carolina each filed a motion asking a federal judge to throw out a class-action lawsuit related to the school’s academic scandal involving fake classes for athletes.
  • Feel the Bern! UFC champ Ronda Rousey endorses Bernie Sanders for President

    11/11/2015 11:20:40 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 11, 2015 | Christopher Brennan
    Mixed martial arts' Ronda Rousey's mind may be focused on her upcoming bout but she has already weighed in on the 2016 presidential race ahead of her weigh in for a fight on Saturday. The undefeated UFC champion, 28, has said that she is supporting Vermont's senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination and the White House. Rousey told Maxim that she voted for comedian Roseanne Barr for president in 2012, and is supporting the democratic socialist this election because he does not take corporate money for his campaign.
  • Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes arrested on Maui for allegedly assaulting wife

    11/10/2015 12:27:53 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Monday, November 9, 2015 | Chelsea Davis
    MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Major League Baseball player Jose Reyes, the shortstop for the Colorado Rockies, was arrested on Halloween after allegedly assaulting his wife in their Maui hotel room, sources say. Reyes and his wife, Katherine, were allegedly arguing in their Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea room that afternoon. His wife told responding officers that Reyes grabbed her off the bed and shoved her. Sources say she also told police that he grabbed her throat and shoved her into the sliding glass balcony door. Security called police and Reyes was arrested for abuse of a family or household member....
  • Source: Former Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson has died

    11/09/2015 10:10:57 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 23 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | 11/10/2015 | WSB
    ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action news has learned former Altanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson, 29, has died. Multiple sources told Channel 2 Sports Director Zach Klein earlier in the day Monday that Hanson was in a coma after being moved to Atlanta’s Piedmont Hospital late Monday morning due to catastrophic organ failure. Hanson was moved to Piedmont so doctors could run a variety of tests to determine why his organs failed. The source said Hanson's problems started early Sunday morning and Hanson was then rushed to a nearby hospital after he started having trouble breathing.
  • Arkansas amazing win over Ole Miss, 53-52

    11/07/2015 6:06:35 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 18 replies
    ESPN | October 17, 2015 | Jeff Head
    Wow! The Arkansas - Ole Miss game was one of the best I have watched in a long time. Epic football, back and forth the whole game ties at the end of the 1st quarter, tied at half, tied at the end of the 3rd quarter, and tied at the end of the game, 45 to 45, when Arkansas came back and scored. Ole Miss scored a TD in OT and then Arkansas had 4th and 25 from the 40. A pass, well short and the receiver literally simply threw the ball backwards as he was going down. It bounced...
  • TN Titans fire head coach Ken Whisenhunt

    11/03/2015 9:28:58 AM PST · by GoreFreeTN · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/3/2015 | Paul Kuharsky
    The Tennessee Titans have fired Ken Whisenhunt less than two years into his tenure as the team's coach. The Titans announced the decision Tuesday, promoting Mike Mularkey to interim coach. Titans interim CEO Steve Underwood and Mularkey will address the firing at a news conference Tuesday afternoon at 12:20 p.m. ET. "After thoughtful consideration, the decision has been made to relieve Ken Whisenhunt of his head coaching duties," Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a statement. "We have expected more progress on the field, and I felt it was time to move in a different direction. I would...
  • Kansas City Royals Win the World Series

    11/01/2015 9:35:26 PM PST · by NRx · 210 replies
    Vanity | 11-01-2015 | NRx
    Royals 7 Mets 2 in 12 innings
  • Lawsuit says Notre Dame employee arranged sex between her daughter and students

    10/30/2015 6:12:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    South Bend Tribune ^ | October 30, 2015 | Lincoln Wright
    SOUTH BEND — A lawsuit filed Friday accuses a University of Notre Dame employee of pressuring a student into a sexual relationship with her daughter, as well as arranging sexual encounters with her daughter and football and basketball players. The suit, filed in St. Joseph County Circuit Court against the university and the female employee, claims the male student was a victim of sexual harassment and racial discrimination. The employee and her daughter are not named in the suit, but it says the daughter is "a student at a nearby school" and also works at Notre Dame.
  • In honor of Charlie Weis and Notre Dame, here are the 20 worst dead money deals in sports

    10/29/2015 11:41:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 29, 2015 | Darren Rovell
    As the sports business has evolved, the cost of making bad decisions has become more costly. When owners, general managers and athletic directors realize they made the wrong choice, the cost of keeping that coach or player could be more detrimental than suffering the financial pain of cutting him loose.
  • Hey TNT NBA broadcasters! I just turned your show OFF because of your LIVE interview with Obama!

    10/27/2015 5:44:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    tntdrama.com ^ | 10/27/15 | sff
  • How a U.S. prosecutor's probe could spell doom for daily fantasy sports

    10/22/2015 6:48:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    SI ^ | October 21, 2015 | Michael McCann
    In what may be the most troubling legal development yet for the Daily Fantasy Sports industry, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that the office of Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, has launched a probe into whether certain aspects of DFS violate federal law. Bharara is a truly feared figure in the gaming industry. On Friday, Apr. 15, 2011, in what became known as Black Friday to gamblers, Bharara unsealed indictments against three major operators of online poker websites for assorted criminal violations. The indictments included charges for conspiracy to violate the...
  • Bundled Cable Deathwatch: ESPN To Cut 350 Jobs

    10/20/2015 9:32:53 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 101 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 20 Oct 2015 | John Nolte
    According to Bloomberg, the increasingly left-wing ESPN sports network has been forced to cut 350 jobs due directly to subscriber losses, which is also known as cord cutting. Early estimates were between 200 and 300 job cuts after parent company Disney ordered ESPN to cut $100 million from its 2016 budget. In just over a year, as customers cut their cable cords and move to streaming television services like Netflix, as of August, ESPN had lost a whopping 3.2 million subscribers.
  • Stephen Ross Launches Nationwide Anti-Racism Campaign Featuring Top Athletes

    10/16/2015 5:24:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL ^ | October 16, 2015
    Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross' nonprofit Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (Rise) on Friday is launching a nationwide anti-racism campaign that will "show off an unprecedented alliance of most of the larger sports properties, including the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS and NCAA," according to Bill King in next week's SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL.
  • Daily fantasy sports sites ordered to shut down in Nevada

    10/15/2015 5:26:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 43 replies
    http://www.cbsnews.com/ ^ | 10-15-15 | CBS
    Nevada regulators have ordered daily fantasy sports sites like DraftKings and FanDuel to shut down, saying they can't operate in the state without a gambling license. The decision comes amid growing backlash by investigators and regulators over the sites, which have grown in popularity in the past year. The sites insist they are skill-based games and not chance-based wagers, and are therefore not subject to gambling regulations.
  • On Your Mark: The Chicago Cubs will win the World Series, per Marty McFly

    10/12/2015 1:11:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    www.myrtlebeachonline.com ^ | October 12, 2015 | By Jeff Nowak
    Its beginning to seem like Marty McFly may have been onto something. The Cubs sure are an interesting team to watch. Nothing demonstrates that point more effectively than mad-hatter manager Joe Maddon calling for two suicide squeezes in the second inning on Saturday, en route to a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Now, if youre like me, you wonder why this isnt always the play with a runner on third and fewer than two outs. Ive almost never seen it played correctly by opposing defenses, and isnt it more reliable than a fly ball to the outfield? But...
  • Fox Video Featuring Donald Trump Angers United States Soccer Fans

    10/09/2015 5:03:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 9, 2015 | Richard Sandomir, sports and television columnist
    Fox Sports 1s marketing of Saturdays Mexico-United States Concacaf playoff game fired up American fans in an unintended way Friday with a promotional commercial using comments made by Donald J. Trump on the presidential campaign trail as a way to lead cheers for the United States national team.(VIDEO-AND-TWEET-AT-LINK)The video was promoted as a response to an earlier TV Azteca ad that used Trumps words as a way to promote Mexico in the game. But Foxs choice of Trump to promote the United States team seemed, at best, questionable. He has built his campaign for president around anti-immigration positions, especially those...
  • Sports and State: Time to Separate

    10/05/2015 5:52:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    All in favor of more separation between sports and state, raise your beer koozies and stop millions of dollars from being wasted on bad coaches and old stadiums. I love sports and so do you. But it’s not right that you and I don’t have a strong say in how our politicians play ball with our money when it comes to renovating Stone Age stadiums or retiring awful athletic directors. I’m calling foul on plays like a Texas judge’s plot to renovate the Astrodome despite strong voter opposition. And I’m hitting the buzzer on schemes like asking taxpayers to subsidize...
  • Coach told them to hit referee over missed calls, players say

    09/18/2015 8:27:30 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    AP via Winnepeg Sun ^ | 09/18/2015 | The Associated Press
    DALLAS - A Texas high school football coach directed two players to strike a referee during a game because of missed calls that had hurt the team, the players claimed Friday during a national broadcast. During an appearance on ABCs Good Morning, America, Michael Moreno and Victor Rojas also repeated earlier claims that the ref had used racial slurs. Moreno said he regrets hitting Robert Watts and wants to apologize. Rojas said he was just doing what he was told. The two were suspended from the Jay High School football team in San Antonio in the aftermath of the game...
  • Fantasy sports hearing likely, GOP chairman says

    09/18/2015 6:26:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 17, 2015 | David McCabe
    A House Republican chairman said on Thursday that he is likely to call a hearing on the new fantasy sports sites that critics say are skirting gambling laws. "My sense is that we will do a hearing," said Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "Theres a lot of things on our front burner right now, but I think this is an issue that we ought to take a look at.
  • Brady says he hopes Trump can win presidency

    09/16/2015 10:46:52 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    Mining Journal ^ | September 17, 2015
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Wednesday that he hopes Donald Trump can win the presidency, hours before Trump was set to participate in the second Republican debate. The Super Bowl MVP, whose four-game suspension for using deflated footballs was recently overturned by a judge, grinned broadly as he talked about his golf partner. "I hope so," he said. "It would be great. There would be a putting green on the White House lawn, I'm sure of that." Brady's locker sported a "Make America Great Again" red hat sent to him by Trump. "It was...
  • Tyler Sash Update: 'I Have A Good Idea' What Happened, Former Iowa State Player Jeff Woody Writes

    09/12/2015 9:51:17 AM PDT · by VanShuyten · 15 replies
    IBT ^ | September 09 2015 | Maria Vultaggio
    The death Tuesday of former New York Giants safety and Super Bowl champion Tyler Sash left his family, friends and fans in a state of shock. Jeff Woody, an Iowa University alumnus who met Sash (a former University of Iowa player) on a handful of occasions, was just one of those people. The former college running back wrote a touching post on his blog Tuesday, which was later shared by the Des Moines Register. Woody wrote about being an athlete and how having that as one's only identity can be dangerous. If I identify myself as athlete and the sport...
  • Assistant coach linked to high school players attack on referee

    09/08/2015 1:02:13 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 44 replies
    Saturday Down South ^ | September 8, 2015 | Brad Crawford
    New details have emerged from the national story involving two Texas-based high school football players who targeted an official during last weeks game. San Antonio Jay assistant coach Mack Breed has been accused of orchestrating the attack and has been placed on administrative leave while the situation is being investigated, according to according to the San Antonio Express-News. Breed has been accused of telling players this guy needs to pay for cheating us, before San Antonio Jays defense took the field late in the fourth quarter.
  • Eagles trade Matt Barkley to Cardinals, open door for Tim Tebow

    09/04/2015 1:32:26 PM PDT · by Callahan · 28 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 9/4/2015 | Will Brinson
    Set everything you own to DEFCON 1. Tim Tebow is going to make an NFL roster. Or should anyway, after the Eagles traded Matt Barkley to the Cardinals for a conditional late-round pick, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora confirms. The move, first reported by Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, is a stunner in advance of Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline to get rosters down to 53 and opens up the door for Tebow to serve as Philadelphia's third-string quarterback.
  • Prayer request for family. My Father passed away Monday.

    09/03/2015 4:38:13 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 71 replies
    03 SEP 15 | dcbryan1
    Jim Bryan III, 75, of Longboat Key, FL, died Sep. 1, 2015 at Arkansas Hospice from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was born in Harrison, AR in 1940 to the late J.W. and Jane Bryan of Bellefonte, AR. He was preceded in death by his son Joey (who died of a brain tumor in 1981 at age ten) and grandparents Witt and Zula Burns Bryan and Noah and Myrtle Eoff Dearing. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Ann, son Jim, IV and his wife Ann, son Chris and his wife Jennifer, grandchildren Laura and her newlywed...
  • Why does Maria Sharapova earn $10 million more in endorsements than Serena Williams?

    09/01/2015 2:43:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 133 replies
    USA Today | September 1, 2015 | Chris Chase
    USA Today -- Link only due to restrictions from publisher
  • Twelfth Man Dies in Bull Run Fiesta After Being Gored Through the Heart

    09/01/2015 1:14:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    The Local ^ | 31 Aug 2015 08
    A man in his 60s died on Sunday after being gored in a bull run in Spain, bringing the total number of deaths to 12 this year, the deadliest in 15 years.A man in his 60s died on Sunday after being gored in a bull run in Spain, bringing the total number of deaths to 12 this year, the deadliest in 15 years. The man who was visiting from the Basque town of Errenteria died on the spot when he was charged in the chest by a bull at the start of the run in the central town of...

    08/28/2015 1:08:48 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    ABC7 NYC ^ | 8/28/15
    UNIONDALE -- Al Arbour, who coached the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships and ranks as the NHL's second-most winningest coach, has died, team officials announced Friday. He was 82. The cause of death is unclear, though Arbour was battling Parkinson's Disease and dementia. He had been living in Florida. Arbour transitioned from a successful 14-season NHL playing career as a defenseman to become one of the league's all-time best coaches. Beginning in 1973-74, Arbour led the Isles to 15 playoff appearances and won 119 playoff games - an NHL record with one team - over 19...
  • Former dunk king Dawkins dies at 58

    08/27/2015 2:30:28 PM PDT · by Raymann · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/27/15 | Yahoo News
    It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved husband and father, Darryl Dawkins, who succumbed today to a heart attack," his family said in a statement issued through the NBA. "Darryl touched the hearts and spirits of so many with his big smile and personality, ferocious dunks, but more than anything, his huge, loving heart."
  • Davis Love III, 51, wins Wyndham Championship for 3rd time

    08/23/2015 3:37:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    WRAL Sports Fan ^ | August 23, 2015
    GREENSBORO, N.C. 5:58 pm -- Charlotte native and former University of North Carolina golfer Davis Love III won the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro Sunday by one stroke over Jason Gore. Love finished at 17-under, edging Gore by a stroke and earning a berth in the FedEx Cup playoffs. The win was Loves 21st on the PGA Tour and third at the Wyndham Championship (1992, 2006). At 51 years and four months, Love becomes the third oldest player to ever win a tournament on the PGA Tour after Sam Snead (1965 Greater Greensboro Open; 52 years,...
  • What the Olympics Can Teach Us About Subsidized Sports

    08/17/2015 1:39:44 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/16/2015 | Geneva Ruppert
    In July, Boston withdrew its application to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, becoming the latest city to respond to citizen concerns and cold hard facts about sports entertainment and public investments. The Olympics seem to live in perpetual jeopardy, plagued by financial mismanagement and corruption. Bloomberg estimates that the 2004 games in Athens contributed 7 billion to Greeces now-crippling debt. Russia spent billions failing to turn Sochi into an acceptable Olympic venue. China has struggled for years to get its moneys worth out of the 2008 Beijing infrastructure. The Olympics have long been heralded as a great opportunity for...
  • Transgendered Powerlifter: Im Still Deciding Whether to Compete as a Man or a Woman

    08/01/2015 1:54:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Na ^ | 08/01/2015 | Katherine Timpf
    he world-record powerlifter formerly known as Matt Kroc Kroczaleski, who recently came out as transgender and requested to be called Janae Marie, has announced that shes still deciding whether to compete as a man or a woman going forward. In an interview on TMZ Hollywood Sports this week, Marie said that she is currently living life in both genders at the moment. I havent made any physical changes yet . . . as far as competing as a transgender woman, Im really unsure about that, she said. Im hesitant because Im afraid it would do more harm than good. Im...
  • MLB Trade Rumors: 2015 Deadline Day Live Blog

    07/31/2015 10:55:29 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 56 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 31, 2015
    Two hours to go until the non-waiver trade deadline Our Eye on Baseball staff (@CBSSportsMLB) will update this live blog with news, tweets, videos, GIFs and other fun stuff from the 2015 MLB trade deadline starting at approximately 10:30 a.m. ET. Keep up with all the news with our Trade Tracker and Jon Heyman's Trade Buzz. You can also follow Heyman on Twitter (@JonHeymanCBS) and Facebook.
  • Arizona Cardinals Make Jen Welter NFL's First Female Coach

    The National Football League now has its first female coach. The Arizona Cardinals scheduled a news conference for today where the team was expected to introduce Jen Welter, who has been hired as an assistant coaching intern for training camp and the preseason to work with inside linebackers, ESPN reports....
  • Michelle Obama Kicks Off Special Olympics

    07/27/2015 10:01:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/26/15 | Kristen Holmes
    Obama kicked off the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles on Saturday, welcoming thousands of intellectually disabled athletes. "To all of our athletes, I just want you to know that all those people won't just be cheering for you, they're going to be learning from you," the first lady told the cheering crowd during the opening ceremony. "You're filling us with so much hope. And you're uniting us in a way that nothing else can."
  • 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.
  • What's with the full beards on Major League baseball players?

    07/17/2015 3:56:29 PM PDT · by Hot Tabasco · 147 replies
    none | July 17, 2015 | Hot Tobasco
    What is with the current fad of major league baseball players displaying full beards and their sycophant fans exhibiting the same? In todays political climate, the only individuals I see sporting that facial hair are the Islamic extremists such as ISIS who are killing people throughout the world. Is this their attempt to identify with that religion and somehow send a message that they are badasses? Im sorry but I just dont get it..I have no problem with men and properly trimmed beards but these players are going to the extreme. With that being said, there should be a dress...
  • Dwyane Wade Re-Signs with Heat...

    07/02/2015 3:36:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 7/2/15 | Adam Wells
    The long and fruitful marriage between Dwyane Wade and Miami Heat will continue, as the two sides have agreed to a new deal.... Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reported the deal is worth $20 million for one year.
  • 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 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 Israels 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...
  • Malaysian Gymnast Criticized for Wearing Leotard

    06/21/2015 11:59:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Farah Ann Abdul Hadi is a Malaysian gymnast who recently won six medals (including two golds) at the SEA Games. Normally, this would be a joyful occasion for a country that isn't exactly known as a gymnastics powerhouse, but Hadi is in the news for a different reason. A photo of her posted by a Malaysian news station led to massive criticism from religious clerics, sports officials, and ordinary Malaysians who were horrified by the fact that she was...wearing a leotard. As Hadi is a Muslim, the criticism centered on the fact that her leotard revealed her "aurat," an Arabic...
  • WATCH: Golden State Warriors Return Home After Winning NBA Title In 1975

    06/15/2015 10:47:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 15, 2015
    If the Golden State Warriors can finish off the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals in Tuesdays Game 6 in Cleveland, the welcome they receive on arriving home could rival the one they received in 1975 after Golden States only other NBA title win. On May 26, 1975, the Warriors beat the Washington Bullets in Landover, Maryland, completing an improbable four-game sweep of the highly-favored Bullets. Many hours later, a crowd of several thousand people swarmed the arrival gate at San Francisco International Airport for the late night arrival of the newly-crowned NBA champions. Footage from KPIX showed Finals MVP...
  • Stephen A. Smith makes sexist joke about Women's World Cup goal

    06/13/2015 5:24:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 6/12/15 | Jordan Greer
    While making an appearance on "SportsCenter," ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith decided to chime in on a Women's World Cup highlight. Then he said something really dumb. Shocking, I know. Smith joked German players allowed Norway to score a goal because "they might not have wanted to mess their hair up."
  • Michael Sam away from CFL team for 'personal reasons'

    06/12/2015 7:46:29 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 6/12/15
    Michael Sam's CFL career has hit a snag. The Alouettes released a statement regarding Sam Friday evening: "The Montreal Alouettes organization would like to clarify the situation surrounding international defensive end Michael Sam. Friday morning, Michael asked the team a special permission to leave training camp and return home for personal reasons. "With all due respect for Michael Sam, the nature of this decision will remain confidential. "The Montreal Alouettes fully respect Michael Sam's decision and rally around him to offer him all time and support needed. The team has left the door open and Michael is welcome to come...
  • IOC responds to petition seeking to revoke Caitlyn (then Bruce) Jenner's Olympic gold medal

    06/08/2015 11:14:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Yahoo! Sport UK & Ireland ^ | June 5, 2015 | Staff
    The International Olympic Committee has made its first statement about Caitlyn Jenner's transition to a woman, responding to an online petition requesting that the organization, which runs the Olympic Games, revoke the gold medal Caitlyn (then Bruce) won during the 1976 Montreal Olympics. In its response to the petition, IOC Communications Director Mark Adams tells Yahoo, "Bruce Jenner won his gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games and there is no issue for the IOC." The IOC has had difficulty in the past defining the difference between men and women as it pertains to athletic competition. While it's rare, several...
  • A family of four skunks decided to make the visiting dugout at Dodger Stadium their home

    06/06/2015 12:10:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    mlb.com ^ | 6/5/15 | Chris Landers
    It started innocently enough, when there was a curious sighting after the Dodgers lost to the Cardinals on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium -- a skunk, roaming around on the warning track, just minding his own business.... When the Cardinals took the field for pregame warmup, they were greeted with not one, not two, but a family of four skunks, all stuck under one of the photography wells in the visiting dugout.
  • Caitlyn Jenner: Bruce Can Be Erased from Olympic H.O.F. ... If She Wants

    06/05/2015 12:24:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    TMZ Sports ^ | June 5, 2015 | Staff
    Caitlyn Jenner can make Olympic history again -- the doors to the Hall of Fame are swinging wide open for her to enter ... all she has to do is ask. Caitlyn was inducted into the H.O.F. back in 1986 thanks to her legendary gold medal in the 1976 Olympic decathlon. But, of course ... Bruce is the name attached to that honor. At least for now. Patrick Sandusky, spokesperson for the US Olympic Committee, tells TMZ they would gladly update the name to Caitlyn. He says if she files a formal request, the Committee would review it, and presto...
  • Sepp Blatter resigns as Fifa president

    06/02/2015 9:56:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    Itv.com ^ | 6/2/15
    Sepp Blatter has resigned as Fifa president amid growing pressure following widespread allegations of corruption at football's world governing body. A new election will be held on May 13th.