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  • 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 ^ | October 12, 2015 | By Jeff Nowak
    It’s 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 you’re like me, you wonder why this isn’t always the play with a runner on third and fewer than two outs. I’ve almost never seen it played correctly by opposing defenses, and isn’t 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 1’s marketing of Saturday’s 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 Trump’s words as a way to promote Mexico in the game. But Fox’s 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 ^ | 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 itÂ’s not right that you and I donÂ’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. IÂ’m calling foul on plays like a Texas judgeÂ’s plot to renovate the Astrodome despite strong voter opposition. And IÂ’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 ABC’s “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. "There’s 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 week’s 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 Jay’s 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
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  • 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 Love’s 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 Greece’s now-crippling debt. Russia spent billions failing to turn Sochi into an acceptable Olympic venue. China has struggled for years to get its money’s worth out of the 2008 Beijing infrastructure. The Olympics have long been heralded as a great opportunity for...
  • Transgendered Powerlifter: I’m ‘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 she’s “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 haven’t made any physical changes yet . . . as far as competing as a transgender woman, I’m really unsure about that,” she said. I’m hesitant because I’m afraid it would do more harm than good. I’m...
  • 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 today’s 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? I’m sorry but I just don’t 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 Israel’s 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 ^ | 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 Tuesday’s Game 6 in Cleveland, the welcome they receive on arriving home could rival the one they received in 1975 after Golden State’s 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.
  • FIFA Officials, Including 2 VPs, Arrested on Corruption Charge [Obama Targets FIFA, not ISIS]

    05/27/2015 3:52:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | 5/27/15
    .....FIFA, the powerful and polarizing governing body for soccer, came under prosecutorial assault from two fronts Wednesday. Acting on an indictment by the U.S. Justice Department, Swiss police arrested several top FIFA officials, including two vice presidents, during an overnight raid in Zurich on charges of corruption Wednesday. The U.S. investigation targets alleged wrongdoing that spans 24 years. U.S. prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 14 people, on charges ranging from money laundering to fraud and racketeering.
  • FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Face Extradition to U.S.

    05/26/2015 10:09:33 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    Swiss authorities began an extraordinary early-morning operation here Wednesday to arrest several top soccer officials and extradite them to the United States on federal corruption charges. As leaders of FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, gathered for their annual meeting, more than a dozen plain-clothed Swiss law enforcement officials arrived unannounced at the Baur au Lac hotel, an elegant five-star property with views of the Alps and Lake Zurich. The officers went to the registration desk to get keys, then headed upstairs toward the hotel rooms. One FIFA official was led by the authorities from his room to a side-door exit...
  • Burke: Michael Sam signing with CFL historic moment

    05/26/2015 6:06:42 PM PDT · by Salman · 44 replies
    AP ^ | May. 26, 2015 | AP
    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Brian Burke believes the Montreal Alouettes signing of Michael Sam is a tipping point in professional sports. The Calgary Flames president of hockey operations, who co-founded You Can Play in memory of his late son, says the arrival of the openly gay player in the CFL will be a watershed moment. "I think it's huge," Burke told The Canadian Press on Tuesday. "To me, this is one of those 20, 30, 40 years from now, people will look back and say 'remember when Michael Sam signed with the Alouettes?' "We know we have gay athletes in...
  • Bears Release Ex-49er Ray McDonald After Arrest in California

    05/25/2015 9:06:43 PM PDT · by truth_seeker · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 25, 2015 | By KEN BELSON
    By KEN BELSONMAY 25, 2015 The Chicago Bears released defensive lineman Ray McDonald after he was arrested Monday in California on a domestic violence charge, the latest in a string of run-ins that have tested the boundaries of the N.F.L.’s tougher personal conduct policy. McDonald’s release came nine months after he was arrested in a separate domestic violence case and just two months after the Bears signed him to an incentive-laden free-agent contract. McDonald was not charged in the first case, and the San Francisco 49ers, his team last season, did not penalize him. But in December, three months later,...
  • Surprise school sports legislation stirs up critics in Wisconsin (non-public school kids get access)

    05/25/2015 7:50:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | May 25, 2015 | Dana Ferguson
    MADISON — Critics are blasting Wisconsin legislators after the state's budget committee passed a surprise motion last week that would allow private, home-schooled and online charter students to participate in public school district athletics and activities. The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee passed a motion early Wednesday morning that included the plan. The plan wasn't addressed in the meeting. "For that to be done in a sneaky, behind the scenes fashion and passed at 1:30 in the morning without any discussion ... that's a problem," said Larry Kaseman, executive director of the Wisconsin Parents Association. While nonpublic school students in some...
  • Marques Haynes, legendary Harlem Globetrotters star and Basketball Hall of Famer, dead at 89

    05/23/2015 7:40:36 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    AP via NY Daily News ^ | 05/22/2015 | staff
    Marques Haynes, the legendary Harlem Globetrotters showman often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, has died. He was 89. He died Friday in Plano, Texas, of natural causes, the Globetrotters said. CEO Kurt Schneider said “basketball has lost one of its most iconic figures.” Haynes made the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998, the first Globetrotter to be so honored. He had two stints with the touring team — from 1947-53 and 1972-79.
  • Why Children Are Abandoning Baseball

    05/21/2015 5:49:56 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 144 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 20, 2015 | Brian Costa
    ...MLB faces headwinds that have been years in the making and forces that are outside its direct control. In 2002, nine million people between the ages of 7 and 17 played baseball in the U.S., according to the National Sporting Goods Association, an industry trade group. By 2013, the most recent year for which data is available, that figure had dropped by more than 41%, to 5.3 million.
  • Who Killed the Tortoise?: The Lost Art of Patience

    05/06/2015 11:56:00 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 5 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | May 6, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    "I want it all and I want it now!" - Queen The Tortoise and the Hare. One of the most widely-known of Aesop's Fables, the timeless children's classic tells the story of an arrogant rabbit and a methodical turtle. After the supremely confident rabbit had talked more trash than Kevin Garnett, the tortoise challenged the hare to a race. As it began, the rabbit took a significant lead but decided to take a nap, only to be awakened by a cheering crowd as the tortoise crossed the finish line. After that crushing loss, the hare was always quick to remind...
  • McCoy on (Philadelphia Eagles coach) Kelly: 'There's a reason he got rid of all the black players'

    05/06/2015 11:23:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 6, 2015 | Jared Dubin
    In an interview with, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy answered a series of questions about his childhood growing up in Pennsylvania, his place in the league as a 26-year old running back, his new team, his new coach (Rex Ryan) and his former team and coach, the Philadelphia Eagles and Chip Kelly. [Snip] There's a reason. ... It's hard to explain with him. But there's a reason he got rid of all the black players -- the good ones [Snip] McCoy is now the second former member of the Eagles to hint at possible racism on Kelly's part...
  • Golfer Calvin Peete passes away at age 71.

    04/29/2015 7:52:59 PM PDT · by PallMal · 23 replies ^ | April 29, 2015 | Laury Livsey
    With THE PLAYERS Championship set to start next week, the PGA tour mourns the loss of Calvin Peete ...
  • Is Jameis Winston the Safe Pick for the Bucs?

    04/29/2015 2:25:57 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 25 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | April 29, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    The Buccaneers front office can spin it in whatever manner it wishes but on Draft Eve the brain trust has to be less comfortable than grandpa at a One Direction concert. While you won't hear anything close to a "maybe" in his public presentation, Lovie Smith's tummy has to be flipping faster than a chef grilling fillets at Bern's.
  • An Empty Stadium in Baltimore (no fans for Orioles game)

    04/28/2015 10:30:46 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 38 replies
    the atlantic ^ | 4-28-15
    RUSSELL BERMAN APR 28, 2015 When the Baltimore Orioles host the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards on Wednesday, it won't really feel like a baseball game. There will be no cheering, and no booing. Nor will there be heckling, hot dogs, or beer. There will be no fans in the stadium at all, in fact. After riots in the city forced the postponement of games for two straight days, Major League Baseball announced that the Orioles will play on Wednesday, but the game will be closed to the public. RELATED STORY Two States of Emergency in Baltimore For a...
  • Greg Cote: NBA blindsides, angers Miami Heat with new Cuba initiative

    04/25/2015 6:27:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 4/8/15 | Greg Cote
    The NBA developing a relationship with Cuba is not especially big news in 29 of the league’s 30 cities. For all but one franchise.... Heat officials learned of the story via news reports, and were dumbfounded that the league would not have first spoken, at least as a courtesy, to the one franchise actually affected by any NBA/Cuba relationship. .....former NBA commissioner David Stern was extremely active in Democratic politics and a major financial contributor throughout his years in office. New commissioner Adam Silver also was an ardent early supporter of Obama and has donated to the party.....
  • NBA Begins First Training Academy in Cuba

    04/25/2015 4:21:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Havana Times ^ | 4/24/15
    The NBA opened the first training academy of a professional US basketball league in Cuba on Thursday, made possible by the diplomatic thaw between Washington and Havana, reported dpa.
  • Teach children outside to save their vision, say scientists

    04/24/2015 6:40:27 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 23 Apr 2015 | Sarah Knapton
    Science News Teach children outside to save their vision, say scientists By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor 5:35PM BST 23 Apr 2015 Children should be allowed to study outside to stop them becoming short-sighted, a new study suggests. Researchers believe that youngsters are spending so long inside for lessons that it is damaging their eyesight. In China, pupils are already being taught in huge translucent boxes to try and halt their vision decline after a study found that 80 per cent of children in Beijing were short-sighted. Around 40 per cent of Britons suffer from myopia, or short-sightedness, with experts warning...
  • Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets sell out fast on Ticketmaster (in one minute)

    04/23/2015 2:08:57 PM PDT · by xzins · 23 replies
    Fox5Vegas ^ | Apr 23, 2015 | Aaron Barker
    About a minute after tickets to next week's Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight went on sale Thursday, they were sold out. Tickets to the May 2 fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena went on sale at noon on Ticketmaster, after a week of back-and-forth between the two fighters' camps. The cheapest tickets that were being sold went for about $1,500, not including service fees. Within about 60 seconds, using the “best available” search method to find tickets on the website returned a message that said, “Sorry no tickets from the venue currently." However, FOX5 found ring-side tickets were...
  • 16% of retired NFL players go bankrupt, a report says

    04/16/2015 5:20:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Fortune ^ | 04/15/2015 | Daniel Roberts
    The stat comes from a new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research. It may be hard to believe that professional athletes, who earn so much money at such a young age, could possibly end up bankrupt. But nearly 16% of those in the National Football League do—just not right away. According to a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), 15.7% of NFL players have filed for bankruptcy 12 years after they retired. The paper, entitled “Bankruptcy Rates Among NFL Players with Short-Lived Income Spikes,” examines the traditional model of consumption smoothing (save money...
  • Why Does Jim Harbaugh Hate Paddington Bear?

    04/09/2015 11:51:42 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 6 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | April 9, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
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