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  • Opera singer Renee Fleming chosen to sing anthem at Super Bowl

    01/27/2014 7:10:03 AM PST · by rhema · 48 replies
    Wash. Post ^ | Jan. 22, 2014
    Renée Fleming has hit some important pop-culture markers in the past few months. In September, she went on David Letterman’s show to sing the Top Ten list. Now, she’s going to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. Musical attention at the Super Bowl usually focuses on the halftime show, but since this kind of attention is so rare in classical music these days, and since Fleming is the first opera singer ever to be accorded this, well, honor, the announcement has caused quite a stir.
  • Week 8 NFL Football Live Thread

    10/24/2013 6:23:48 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 116 replies
    Thu Oct 24 Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sun Oct 27 Buffalo Bills @ New Orleans Saints Cleveland Browns @ Kansas City Chiefs Dallas Cowboys @ Detroit Lions Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles San Francisco 49ers @ Jacksonville Jaguars New York Jets @ Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers @ Oakland Raiders Atlanta Falcons @ Arizona Cardinals Washington Redskins @ Denver Broncos Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings Mon Oct 28 Seattle Seahawks @ St. Louis Rams Bye: Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, San Diego, Tennessee
  • Selig will retire as Commissioner in January 2015

    09/26/2013 3:03:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    mlb.com ^ | 9/26/13
    Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, who changed the face of Major League Baseball while leading the sport into an era of unprecedented popularity and prosperity, will formally step down from the office when his current term expires on January 24, 2015. The announcement was made Thursday. "It remains my great privilege to serve the game I have loved throughout my life," Selig said. "Baseball is the greatest game ever invented, and I look forward to continuing its extraordinary growth and addressing several significant issues during the remainder of my term. "I am grateful to the owners throughout Major League Baseball...
  • Tour de France *** 2013 *** [LIVE THREAD]

    06/26/2013 3:56:07 PM PDT · by Baynative · 362 replies
    Le Tour ^ | 6/26/13 | Baynative
    For as long as I can remember it has been a tradition that the Tour de France begins with a prologue held on the first Saturday of July. Something changed this year, but the race goes on with a new and exciting route beginning with a specially staged prologue on the French island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Oakland A’s robbed of homer by umpire incompetence (Angel Hernandez)

    05/09/2013 12:31:20 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5-9-2013 | Stuart Dezenhall
    In last night’s Athletics-Indians game, the A’s trailed by one run with two outs in the ninth inning. Up came shortstop Adam Rosales to face Indians closer Chris Perez. On a 1-1 pitch, Rosales blasted a 93 mile per hour fastball to left center field for a game tying home run. Only the umps didn’t see it that way. They ruled the ball had hit the outfield wall, giving Rosales a double. After a brief protest from A’s manager Bob Melvin, the umpire crew headed for the replay room to make sure of their call. Replays definitively showed the ball...
  • NFL passes helmet rule, ends tuck rule

    03/20/2013 9:55:54 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 78 replies
    NFL owners have passed a player safety rule barring ball carriers from using the crown of their helmets to make contact with a defender in the open field. Several coaches and team executives expressed concern about officiating the new rule, but Commissioner Roger Goodell championed it and it passed Wednesday as the owners meetings concluded.
  • Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens advance to AFC title game

    01/21/2013 5:56:27 PM PST · by chessplayer · 19 replies
    The Baltimore Ravens outlasted the Denver Broncos 38-35 on Saturday in one of the greatest playoff games in NFL history, shocking the No. 1 seed to reach the AFC Championship Game. Ray Lewis, in his 17th season, made 17 tackles in the game. His career isn't over quite yet.
  • Musburger Criticized for Remarks About Star’s Girlfriend During Title Game

    01/08/2013 7:04:40 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 89 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 8, 2013 | MARY PILON
    On Tuesday morning, commentary on the broadcast of the Bowl Championship Series national title game between Alabama and Notre Dame included words like “creepy,” “awkward,” “uncomfortable” and “heteronormative.” The subject was not Alabama’s 42-14 victory, but comments made during the game by the ESPN play-by-play announcer Brent Musburger regarding the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A J McCarron. In the first quarter, ESPN showed McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb, who was sitting near his parents. Musburger called the 23-year-old Webb, a former Miss Alabama, a “lovely lady” and “beautiful,” and said to his broadcast partner, Kirk Herbstreit, a former quarterback at Ohio...
  • Tom Osborne announces retirement plans.

    09/26/2012 9:29:25 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 1 replies
    The Omaha World Herald ^ | By Leslie Reed
    LINCOLN — Husker Athletic Director Tom Osborne announced his retirement at a news conference Wednesday, capping an eventful five-year stint at the head of Nebraska sports. He will retire, effective Jan. 1, and he will stay on for about six months after that deadline to assist the transition to a new athletic director. The university will begin its search for a new athletic director immediately. "It's been a real privilege to work with Tom," said University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman. "I think he's done an extraordinary job. He's stabilized the department.
  • 2011 NFL Hall of Fame Inductees

    02/05/2011 5:36:33 PM PST · by harpu · 36 replies
    SB Nation, Kansas City ^ | 2/5/11 | Joel Thorman
    NFL Hall Of Fame 2011: Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders, Shannon Sharpe, Chris Hamburger, Les Richter, Richard Dent and Ed Sabol (NFL Films) Former Kansas City Chiefs OT Willie Roaf will not be part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2011. Roaf made it past the first cut -- from 15 to 10 finalists -- but was not part of the final cut. Your 2011 Pro Football Hall of Famers: Richard Dent, Marshall Faulk, Ed Sabol, Deion Sanders and Shannon Sharpe. Chris Hanburger and Les Richter were senior selections. Deion Sanders seemed to be a lock and Marshall...
  • Jay Cutler Exits NFC Championship Game With Knee Injury.

    01/23/2011 8:07:14 PM PST · by Stayfrosty · 111 replies
    Fan House ^ | Jan 23, 2011 | Chris Harry
    CHICAGO -- Quarterback Jay Cutler left Sunday's NFC championship game in the third quarter with a knee injury.
  • Sitting Bucks: Pryor, 3 OSU starters docked first five games of 2011

    12/23/2010 11:27:07 AM PST · by edpc · 48 replies · 4+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 23 Dec 2010 | Matt Hinton
    Wednesday's news that Ohio State players were under investigation for exchanging autographs for free tattoos was good for a laugh, and for Vegas to nix the gambling lines on the Buckeyes' upcoming Sugar Bowl date with Arkansas. But tattoos and point spreads are the least of OSU's concerns today. Five players – four of them starters, including mega-hyped 2008 classmates Terrelle Pryor, Mike Adams and DeVier Posey – will miss the first five games of next season for selling jerseys, rings and other memorabilia, putting them on ice for almost half the schedule and potentially sinking another run at the...
  • Big Ten (New Logo)

    12/13/2010 7:00:44 PM PST · by combat_boots · 29 replies
    Big Ten ^ | Unknown
    Big Ten Conference Reveals New Logo and Honors Football History with Division Names and Trophies Division names and trophies to highlight legends and leaders throughout Big Ten history •New Logos •Applications of New Logos •Video announcing new division names •Full list of Trophy Names •Audio from teleconference with Commissioner James E. Delany Park Ridge, Ill. -- The Big Ten Conference today made several announcements that complete a series of decisions prompted by the upcoming addition of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln as the conference's 12th member school. The conference revealed a new logo to be used for all sports...
  • Brad Childress fired by Vikings

    11/22/2010 9:31:33 AM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 133 replies
    FoxSports ^ | 11/22/10 | Jay Glazer
    The Brad Childress Era in Minnesota is over. The team relieved the head coach of his duties Monday morning, FOXSports.com has learned. MORE TO COME
  • Rafael Nadal finally bests Novak Djokovic to win U.S. Open (Will He be Ranked among the Greatest?)

    09/13/2010 8:34:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    North Jersey ^ | 09/13/2010 | Steve Adamek
    After Rafael Nadal waited out three rain delays totaling almost 2 ½ hours to win his first Wimbledon title two years ago in a match for the ages against Roger Federer, one stoppage of less than two hours Monday at the U.S. Open couldn’t dampen his pursuit of history. Neither rain, nor thunder and lightning, nor Novak Djokovic taking the first set against him all tournament kept the 24-year-old Spaniard from his appointed round with that history as he completed a career Grand Slam with a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 victory over the third-seeded Serb. He became only the seventh...
  • Crazy NFL rule robs Lions of victory

    09/12/2010 5:34:45 PM PDT · by From The Deer Stand · 155 replies · 2+ views
    Local | September 12, 2010 | From The Deer Stand
    The NFL Sunday season started with controversy as what appeared to be a game-winning touchdown was taken away by a questionable NFL rule. The Detroit Lions were trailing the Bears 19-14 when quarterback Shaun Hill threw to the endzone where wide receiver Calvin Johnson jumped and caught what everyone thought was a touchdown pass. Only 24 seconds were left in the game and it appeared the Lions had a comeback win. Johnson came down with both feet in bounds and controlled the ball. When his hand with the ball touched the ground he released the ball to start his celebration....
  • Tennessee Titans cheerleader eaten by mascot!...

    09/12/2010 4:45:21 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 26 replies
    NFL News ^ | 12th September 2010 | NFL News
    'A Tennessee Titans cheerleader is "engulfed" by a mascot.'
  • Giants and Jets' new stadium awarded Super Bowl 48 per foxnews.com

    05/25/2010 2:37:05 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 72 replies · 1,971+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/25/10 | Fox News
    IRVING, Texas -- Break out the parkas! The 2014 Super Bowl will be held in New Jersey and it won't be indoors. NFL owners have voted to put the championship game in the new $1.6 billion Meadowlands stadium that's about to become home to the New York Jets and Giants. It does not have a roof and it will be February.
  • Chennai upsets Mumbai to emerge champ

    04/26/2010 8:06:20 AM PDT · by bert · 4 replies · 268+ views
    Saudi Gazette ^ | 04/26/10 | staff
    MUMBAI – Chennai Super Kings outthought and outmanoeuvered high-flying Mumbai Indians to beat them by 22 runs and emerge champions in the third Indian Premier League here Sunday. Electing to bat, Chennai posted 168 for five, thanks to Suresh Raina’s unbeaten 57 and then restricted Mumbai to 146 for nine in a grand finale at the packed D. Y. Patil Stadium. MS Dhoni has added another feather to his captaincy hat. With Chennai struggling at 68 for 3 after 12 overs Dhoni got into the act: 100 runs were added in the last eight, and Raina scored 44 at a...
  • Williams demolished Clijsters beats up on Venus in final

    04/05/2010 8:34:59 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 24 replies · 1,188+ views
    The Province ^ | April 4, 2010 | The Province
    Venus Williams was down a set, 0-2 and love-30, when the restless crowd on the stadium court tried to will her to play better with a rousing ovation that only delayed the inevitable. Nothing would work for Williams. Not her creaky soon-to-be 30-year-old knees. Not her cockeyed ground strokes. Even her normally trusty 120-m. p.h. serve betrayed her over and over. And classy foe Kim Clijsters wasn't in the charitable mood she was in during the semifinals, when she nervously let Belgian countrywoman Justine Henin back into a match she had been dominating. Despite the pro-American crowd's futile attempt to...
  • Tony Romo Throws Three Long TD Passes to Lead Dallas to Victory over Tampa Bay - Video 9/13/09

    09/13/2009 8:15:46 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 12 replies · 492+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 13, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here are video highlights of the Dallas Cowboys victory today over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-21 in a game played in Tampa. Dallas QB Tony Romo was 16 of 27, and threw for a career high 353 yards and three long touchdowns to lead the Cowboys to victory. It was close early, with Dallas trailing 7-6 late in the first half before Romo hit Miles Austin for a touchdown. Romo connected with Roy Williams on a 66-yard touchdown in the third quarter, and then hit Patrick Crayton for an 80-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Fantasy Football

    08/10/2009 7:45:50 PM PDT · by sean327 · 10 replies · 464+ views
    Me | 10 Aug 2009 | sean327
    It's time for Fantasy Football! I need ten Freepers for this season's instalment. If you are interested the link and password is below. http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/freepers2009 League name and ID#:Freepers2009 (ID# 214523) Password: spartans There is only room for 10 teams, so 1st come, 1st serve!
  • Nuggets series bumps WWE from Pepsi Center

    05/19/2009 11:45:30 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 6 replies · 805+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 19, 2009 | DAVID BARRON
    The NBA has World Wrestling Entertainment in a logistical figure-four leglock. WWE’s Monday Night Raw was scheduled for Monday, May 25, at the Pepsi Center in Denver, but the NBA has scheduled Game 4 of the Lakers-Nuggets series for that date. “Even though the Denver Nuggets had a strong team this year and were projected to make the playoffs, obviously Nuggets and Pepsi Center owner Stan Kroenke did not have enough faith in his own team to hold the May 25th date for a potential playoff game,” said WWE chairman Vince McMahon.
  • Terrell Owens Signs With Bills

    03/07/2009 5:51:35 PM PST · by PurpleMan · 26 replies · 952+ views
    NYTimes ^ | March 7, 2009
    ''I'm leaving America's team (for) North America's team,'' Owens said at a news conference.
  • The deal is Dan: Brothers agree to sell Steelers

    11/14/2008 4:48:05 PM PST · by buzzyboop · 28 replies · 986+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | November 14, 2008 | Carl Prine
    Four sons of deceased Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney Sr. have apparently agreed to sell a controlling stake of the team to their brother, Hall of Fame chairman Dan Rooney, and his son, Art II. The deal could pay brothers Arthur Jr., Patrick, Timothy and John Rooney a total of $750 million after business debt is subtracted. The brothers hope to complete the deal before a meeting in December. "We have a board meeting in December, but we hope that's just a formality and everything is out of the way by then," Art Jr. said. Wall Street has estimated the...
  • Federer a Champion Again (wins 5th straight US Open and 13th Grand Slam title)

    09/08/2008 5:52:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 2 replies · 131+ views
    MVN ^ | September 8, 2008 | Mike McIntyre
    Andy Murray might be a big fan of American comedian Will Ferrell, but I doubt he enjoyed Roger Federer’s version of Old School today in New York. Federer looked every bit the champion of years past today as he thrashed his younger opponent 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 to capture his 5th US Open title.
  • Phelps ties Spitz's with seventh gold

    08/15/2008 7:18:22 PM PDT · by Blogger · 355 replies · 1,025+ views
    Phelps ties Spitz's with seventh gold By Steven Nelson Posted Friday, August 15, 2008 6:38 PM ET BEIJING -- Move over Mark Spitz. Michael Phelps won his seventh gold medal of the Beijing Olympics on Saturday, edging Milorad Cavic by .01 of second in the 100m butterfly. Spitz won his seven gold medals at the 1972 Munich Games. Phelps will try to beat the record in the 4x100m medley relay Sunday. "I've always marveled at the fact that in the last four years (since Phelps won six golds in Athens), he has had to live with a lot more expectations...
  • Olympics Live Results Thread 8/15/08 (spoiler alert to the West Coast folks)

    08/15/2008 5:17:11 PM PDT · by RDTF · 89 replies · 185+ views
    GO USA!
  • Williams leads Illini to upset of No. 1 Ohio State

    11/10/2007 3:52:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies · 138+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/10/07 | RUSTY MILLER
    Williams leads Illini to upset of No. 1 Ohio StateBy RUSTY MILLER, AP Sports Writer November 10, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- In this season of upsets, top-ranked Ohio State was the latest to fall. Juice Williams provided the big plays on the ground and through the air, spurring Illinois to a stunning 28-21 victory on Saturday night and throwing open the national title race. It was the first time Illinois (8-3, 5-2 Big Ten) had ever beaten a No. 1, losing all 17 previous games. The defeat also ended a record streak of 20 Big Ten wins in a...
  • Bryant's act isn't leading to a title

    01/25/2006 11:11:45 AM PST · by JZelle · 11 replies · 353+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-25-06 | TOM KNOTT
    So much for the X-rated goings-on with the shaky woman from Colorado, chasing Shaquille O'Neal to Miami, accusing Karl Malone of trying to hit on his wife and leading the Lakers to an awe-inspiring record of 34-48 last season. Kobe Bryant scores 81 points in a game, and it is all good. No, it is better than all good. It is nirvana. It also is surreal, whatever the definition of surreal is.
  • Blast from the Past: Gibbs Takes Over in D.C.

    01/07/2004 4:42:25 AM PST · by leadpenny · 264 replies · 488+ views
    <p>According to Sid Rosenburg, the Sports guy on the Imus in the Morning program, the Redskins are set to make an announcement today that the former Redskins Coach will be returning to be the new head coach.</p>