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  • ESPN apologizes for fantasy football segment compared to slave auction

    08/17/2017 5:21:00 AM PDT · by VastRWCon · 18 replies
    ESPN ^ | 08/15/2017 | Ray Sanchez, CNN
    ESPN apologizes for fantasy football segment compared to slave auction
  • Marshawn Lynch sits during the national anthem in Raiders preseason opener

    08/13/2017 9:09:49 AM PDT · by Textide · 63 replies
    SFGate ^ | 08/12/2017 | Vic Tafur
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Raiders weren’t going to take any chances, so coach Jack Del Rio only used two offensive starters in Saturday night’s preseason-opening 20-10 loss to the Cardinals. Not only did quarterback Derek Carr, receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree and running back Marshawn Lynch sit this one out, but Lynch sat on the bench during the national anthem.....
  • Eagles player says he'll protest the national anthem, even if Kaepernick doesn't

    08/12/2017 1:01:13 PM PDT · by Kazan · 102 replies
    CBS Sportlsine ^ | 8/12/2017 | John Breech
    It looks like the movement started by Colin Kaepernick last season isn't going to end during the 2017 season just because he's out of football. Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins revealed this week that he'll be protesting during the national anthem again in 2017 after also protesting in 2016. Like Kaepernick, Jenkins will be protesting racial injustice and police brutality against minorities. However, unlike Kaepernick, Jenkins won't be kneeling during the national anthem. Instead, the Eagles safety raises a fist over his head, like he did during Philadelphia's opening preseason game Thursday against the Packers. Jenkins released a lengthy statement this...
  • Manziel interested in becoming college coach

    08/08/2017 9:47:36 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 33 replies
    MSN Sports ^ | 8/8/17 | Larry Brown
    Johnny Manziel has given some thought to what he will do in his life if he never gets a chance to play professional football again. The former Heisman Trophy winner says he would want to work in sports, likely as a coach at the college level.
  • Little League removes softball team from World Series over social media post

    08/06/2017 8:36:34 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 65 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 8-5-17 | Mark Townsend, Big League Stew
    The Atlee Junior League softball team was removed from the World Series championship game on Saturday after posting an inappropriate photo on social media. According to the Richmond-Times Dispatch, Little League officials were made aware of the photo, which shows several members of the team giving the middle finger to the camera, on Saturday morning. It was quickly decided to disqualify the team, which consists of girls ages 12-14, from further competition. The photo in question was taken moments after Atlee defeated Kirkland American in the semifinals on Friday. Little League spokesman Kevin Fountain released the following statement to the...
  • Nolan Ryan's epic beatdown of Robin Ventura was 24 years ago today

    08/04/2017 12:48:28 PM PDT · by DFG · 92 replies
    WFAA ^ | 08/04/2017 | Landon Haaf
    Hall of Fame hurler Nolan Ryan left a lasting impression on the state of Texas and on Major League Baseball with an illustrious 27-year career. His 5,714 strikeouts, 324 wins and seven no-hitters cemented his legacy as one of the greats. But it was 24 years ago Friday that the Ryan Express immortalized himself -- and it didn’t have much to do with his pitching that day. On August 4, 1993, the 46-year-old Ryan drilled Chicago White Sox third baseman Robin Ventura in the elbow with a fastball. Ventura then made a decision he undoubtedly regrets to this day. He...
  • Trump celebrates Los Angeles being awarded the 2028 Olympics [Obama Failed in Year One]

    08/01/2017 6:46:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/31/17 | Kyle Feldscher
    President Trump said he's proud the Olympics are coming back to the United States "for the first time in a generation" after the Los Angeles bid for the 2028 games was accepted Monday.
  • Landing Sonny Gray makes the Yankees the Yankees again

    07/31/2017 1:45:04 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 31, 2017 | Andrew Marchand
    NEW YORK -- They're the New York Yankees. They're worth billions. They're built on a foundation of championships stretching back more than a century. There is just no way they don’t go for it when another title is possible. This is the mandate any year, but it's even truer when they've only played in one playoff game since 2012. So the Yankees had to acquire Sonny Gray. The Yankees, under Hal Steinbrenner, are a scary organization for the rest of the baseball. Steinbrenner has handed the player personnel keys over to his GM, Brian Cashman, and the results have been...
  • Yankees acquire Sonny Gray from A’s

    07/31/2017 1:38:47 PM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 31, 2017 | Post Sports Desk
    The Yankees are officially all-in. The team acquired Sonny Gray from the A’s an hour before the trade deadline, The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed. The Yankees sent heralded prospects Dustin Fowler, Jorge Mateo and James Kaprielian for the 27-year-old.
  • Chris Christie cradles nachos during faceoff with Cubs fan

    07/30/2017 4:04:56 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 30, 2017 | David K. Li
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got in the face of a Chicago Cubs fan in Milwaukee on Sunday — all while keeping an iron grip on his bowl of nachos. Christie was walking down the aisle, snack in hand, when he was razzed by a Cubs fan, according to footage tweeted by WISN. He got into a brief stare-off with the fan, faces about a foot apart, before Christie sarcastically told him: “You’re a big shot!”
  • Golden Dressel on verge of joining swimming greats Spitz, Phelps

    07/29/2017 1:50:13 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 5 replies
    The 20-year-old Dressel became the first American swimmer to win three gold medals in one day at the world aquatic championships on Saturday. He kicked off his historic performance at the Duna Arena by winning the 50m freestyle and the 100m butterfly golds within half an hour.
  • Hall of Fame Coach John Kundla Dies at 101

    07/23/2017 6:44:25 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/23/17 | AP
    Before Phil Jackson and Pat Riley, before Gregg Popovich and Larry Brown, even before Red Auerbach, there was John Kundla. Kundla, the Hall of Fame coach who led the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA championships, died Sunday. He was 101. Son Jim Kundla said his father died at an assisted living facility in Northeast Minneapolis that he called home for years. With George Mikan in the middle and Kundla the calm, steady hand directing the team, the Lakers won the 1949 championship in the BAA — the league that preceded the NBA and NBA titles in 1950 and 1952-54, cementing...
  • Spieth wins Open, captures third leg of grand slam

    07/23/2017 10:47:22 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 69 replies
    The Golf Channel ^ | July 23 2017 | Nick Menta
    On the back of a roller-coaster 1-under 69 and one of the most enteraining back nines of his career, Jordan Spieth won the 146th Open Championship on Sunday by three over Matt Kuchar.
  • It's a slam dunk: End federal subsidies for sports stadiums

    07/23/2017 9:56:38 AM PDT · by ptsal · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 23, 2017 | Erica Jedynak & John Tidwell
    [snip]Subsidizing ballparks for billionaire owners and millionaire players, however, shouldn't be part of the equation. According to the Brookings Institution, the stadium loophole has cost federal taxpayers $3.2 billion for 36 professional sports facilities since 2000. Maybe bringing together two senators from vastly different states and from widely different ideologies — U.S. Sen. James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican, and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat — will help inspire a fractious Congress to work together on a bipartisan bill to cut federal subsidies for sports stadiums. The bill would end the federal tax giveaway for municipal bonds used...
  • Hating with H8: Bruce Allen Edition

    07/19/2017 11:08:53 AM PDT · by detective · 1 replies
    Hogs Haven ^ | Jul 18, 2017
    <p>Bruce Allen is Donald Trump, Jr. He’s in a position of power because of his father. He has the haircut of an 80’s movie villain. He’s breathtakingly stupid. And when he’s completely f*cked into a corner he releases idiotic statements to the press.</p>
  • Calling a Foul on Seattle Storm's Partnership with Planned Parenthood

    07/13/2017 10:05:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2017 | Ryan Bomberger
    Truth should be a slam-dunk. Yet activists that support and defend Planned Parenthood just keep blocking the facts. The WNBA’s Seattle Storm co-owner, Dawn Trudeau, is taking pride in being the first sports team to partner with the nation’s leading abortion business. The team is donating $5 from every ticket sold for their upcoming July 18th game. Oh, the irony of female players and owners celebrating an organization from which they were spared.Trudeau claims that “the league leadership is very socially conscious”. Sadly, that doesn’t translate into being informationally conscious. Trudeau told Politico recently: “It is pretty clear that people...
  • Richard Sherman: Players need to be willing to strike

    07/13/2017 6:01:25 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | July 12, 2017 | Mike Florio
    To improve their individual pay, NFL players need to improve their collective pay. To improve their collective pay, they need to be willing to strike. “If we want to get anything done, players have to be willing to strike,” Sherman said at Wednesday night’s ESPYs in L.A., via Deadspin.com. “That’s the thing that guys need to 100 percent realize. You’re going to have to miss games, you’re going to have to lose some money if you’re willing to make the point, because that’s how MLB and NBA got it done.”
  • Michelle Obama gets standing ovation at ESPYs

    07/13/2017 1:34:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/12/17 | Julia Manchester
    ....Michelle Obama was greeted by a standing ovation when she honored the late Eunice Shriver at the ESPYs on Wednesday night. “I am here tonight to honor a remarkable woman.... .... the second award show appearance Obama has made recently. She honored Chance the Rapper in a video message at the BET Awards last month...
  • ESPN, Broadcasters Are Said to Confront Football Ad Slump

    07/12/2017 12:30:29 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 79 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 7/12/2017 | Lucas Shaw
    TV networks including ESPN are bracing for a drop in advertising revenue for football games in the coming season, which could drag down sales growth for sports broadcasts overall, advertising and television executives say. A decline in ratings for National Football League games last season has hurt sales this year, along with a saturated market for college games and spending cuts by drug and auto companies, said the executives, who asked not to be identified discussing private talks. While a few deals have yet to close, some of the biggest sponsors have indicated they’ll be spending less. While the networks...
  • Former ESPN Reporter Britt McHenry Believes She Was Let Go . . Because She Is 'Openly Conservative'

    06/28/2017 2:07:06 PM PDT · by LRoggy · 18 replies
    DailyMail.Com ^ | 06/26/17 | Abigail Miller
    Former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry believes she was fired from the sports network because she is openly conservative. McHenry was one of around 100 employees ESPN let go in April, but suggested in a since-deleted Twitter response on Monday that she believes she was let go because of her political views. Replying to someone who slammed ESPN for arguing they aren't liberal, McHenry wrote: 'I mean I've been openly Conservative... look how that ended up...' Since receiving backlash, McHenry has tweeted three times to defend her claim. 'Need to take my opinions & truth to a place & blog that...