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  • Well-Known NASCAR Driver Arrested With Gun In Cancun Airport

    02/07/2023 10:10:46 AM PST · by Deadeye Division · 74 replies
    Cancun Sun ^ | Cancun Sun
    A number of Americans have been caught with firearms at Cancun International Airport over the last year, but the most recent case involves a well-known American NASCAR driver. Kyle Busch, a champion race car driver, was caught with a .38 caliber handgun and hollow tip ammunition in his luggage at Cancun Airport. He was quickly arrested following the discovery.
  • World Cup star Christian Atsu feared to be trapped under earthquake rubble in Turkey

    02/06/2023 12:18:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/06/2023 | Ben Kesslen
    A former World Cup star is believed to be trapped under the rubble of the deadly earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria early Monday... Former Premier League member Christian Atsu, 31, is among the missing in Turkey, and has yet to be accounted for following the 7.8 magnitude tremor, News AU reported. ...Atsu plays soccer for the Turkish League team Hatayspor in the southern city of Antakya, which was decimated by the quake. Many of his teammates have been rescued, but Atsu is still missing... The Former Newcastle United winger had just scored a last-minute goal Sunday to lead Hatayspor...
  • Golf Twitter Fuming Over Changes Made to St. Andrews’s Famed Swilcan Bridge

    02/06/2023 9:45:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | FEB 4, 2023 6:00 PM EST | BY GABRIELLE HERZIG
    The famous Swilcan Bridge located on the 18th hole at St. Andrews’s Old Course seems to have been altered, and golf fans are not very happy about the changes. On Saturday morning, Twitter user @ukgolfguy shared a photo of the unmistakable landmark. In the picture, it appears that a circular stone pathway has been built on either side of the bridge—a structure which has been crossed by legends of the game throughout its history. The site is perhaps the most well-known golf course feature in the world. For golfers and visitors of the Old Course, it is criminal to pass...
  • After Winter Jog, Man Decides Obesity Not So Bad

    02/05/2023 4:48:40 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | February 4, 2023 | The Babylon Bee
    ST. LOUIS, MO — After a brisk winter jog today, local man Donald Vance decided that perhaps obesity isn't so bad after all. "My diabetes meds taste pretty good, come to think of it," said Mr. Vance, doubled over in agony. "Love handles are just more of me to love!" Mr. Vance had set out for the morning jog with high hopes, having bought thermal workout shirts and leggings. "I felt great for about fifteen seconds. I was like Rocky Balboa, training in Russia," said Mr. Vance. "Then my lungs started hurting, my eyes watered up, my hands went numb,...
  • NFL players reveal their reactions to the 'scripts' they were given: 'I almost walked out of the facility'

    02/04/2023 8:36:49 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/2/2023 | Ryan Gaydos
    Arian Foster 'revealed' how the NFL was 'scripted' Ex-NFL star Arian Foster’s sarcastic explanation about how the league was "rigged" brought along some hilarious responses from his former colleagues on Wednesday. The former star running back for the Houston Texans sarcastically talked about the NFL being rigged in the latest episode of the Barstool Sports podcast "Macrodosing." New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara, Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey and New England Patriots pass-rusher Matt Judon were among the NFL players to chime in.
  • The Bicycle Thread - February 2023

    02/04/2023 7:45:09 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 45 replies
    February 4, 2023 | The Bicycle Thread
    Welcome to The Bicycle Thread. A monthly PING List for bicycle enthusiasts to share experiences, information and ideas. 🚴‍♂️👍
  • As Kansas City Chiefs head to the Super Bowl, their violent traditions alienate even some local fans

    02/03/2023 11:31:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    NPR Kansas City ^ | February 3, 2023 | By Lawrence Brooks IV
    The Kansas City Chiefs’ unprecedented success has made them the darling of the National Football League. Their high-flying quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, has attracted new fans from around the world, and local businesses benefit from the millions of dollars spent by spectators reveling in the team's success. But, as the city at-large celebrates their third Super Bowl appearance in four seasons, many fans feel conflicted. Some feel outright alienated every time they see that arrowhead-shaped logo or the so-called “tomahawk chop.” “Our people were rounded up, kids stolen from their families, sent to boarding schools … and stripped of their culture...
  • Davante Adams Suggests That Aaron Rodgers Is Coming To The Las Vegas Raiders

    02/03/2023 7:10:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | ANDREW POWELL CONTRIBUTOR February 02, 2023 7:29 PM ET
    Aaron Rodgers to Vegas? I can dig it. Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams is waiting to see who his quarterback will be in 2023, and he suggested on Twitter that that quarterback could be Aaron Rodgers — and they could be living in the same neighborhood as well. Adams was taking questions on Twitter when one user asked, “Which neighborhood is @AaronRodgers12 moving to?” referencing the rumors that Rodgers could soon be in Sin City. And Adams didn’t do anything but add fuel to the fire with a simple response. “Mine.” This would make complete sense for the...
  • Duke University's Kara Lawson Says Men's Ball Used In 1st Half vs FSU (ESPN)

    02/03/2023 6:27:54 AM PST · by big truck · 50 replies
    ESPN ^ | 02.03.23 | Associated Press
    Duke coach Kara Lawson said the teams played with a men's basketball for the first half of a loss to Florida State on Sunday. The 16th-ranked Blue Devils lost to the Seminoles 70-57 in Tallahassee, Florida -- the team's second Atlantic Coast Conference loss of the season. After her team beat Pittsburgh 53-44 on Thursday, Lawson ended her news conference by speaking animatedly about Sunday's game. "This would never happen in a men's game. This would never happen," she said. "It's embarrassing for our sport."
  • Lanny Poffo, ex-WWE star and brother of Randy Savage, dead at 68

    02/02/2023 5:44:38 PM PST · by massmike · 16 replies ^ | 02/02/2023 | Ryan Glasspiegel
    Lanny Poffo, a popular professional wrestler whose career spanned from the 1970s through the 2010s, has died. He was 68. The cause of death has not been revealed. “Arriving in WWE in 1985 alongside his brother, ‘Leaping’ Lanny Poffo was one of the first high-flyers in WWE,” WWE wrote on its web site. “While he achieved some success as a fan favorite reading his own poetry and throwing Frisbees to the crowd, he reached new heights as The Genius while managing Mr. Perfect [Curt Hennig]. WWE extends its condolences to Poffo’s family, friends and fans.” Poffo was the son of...
  • Heart attacks on the rise among young adults, but many are unaware of risk

    02/02/2023 4:12:50 PM PST · by george76 · 62 replies
    UPI ^ | FEB. 2, 2023 | Cara Murez,
    Dave Conway had a heart attack in 2018. He was only 30. The Clintonville, Ohio, resident had been experiencing fatigue and shortness of breath, finally going to the emergency room with what he thought was pneumonia. Instead, he learned he'd had a "widowmaker" heart attack and a 100% blockage in a major artery. "I thought people who had heart attacks or heart disease were older people who drink and smoke a lot and weigh much more than I did," Conway said. "Recovery has been really tough, but I'm willing to do whatever my doctors tell me is needed to keep...
  • Powerball jackpot at $700 million after no winners Wednesday

    02/02/2023 8:00:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | FEBRUARY 2, 2023 / 10:12 AM | Staff
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- No one won the Powerball drawing last night, and now the jackpot has risen again. It's now at $700 million. In case you missed it, last night's numbers were 31, 43, 58, 59, 66 and a Powerball of 09. The next drawing is Saturday and maybe someone will win. ********************************************************************************** “The Lottery, with its weekly pay-out of enormous prizes, was the one public event to which the proles paid serious attention. It was probable that there were some millions of proles for whom the Lottery was the principal if not the only reason for remaining alive. It...
  • MLB Network Exits YouTube TV Ahead of Spring Training After Contract Dispute

    02/02/2023 6:54:26 AM PST · by JSM_Liberty · 10 replies
    The Holywood Reporter ^ | January 31, 2023 4:04pm | J. CLARA CHAN
    The MLB Network is being dropped by YouTube TV after the two parties failed to reach a contract renewal agreement, according to an email sent to YouTube TV subscribers on Tuesday. Though subscribers to YouTube TV’s base plan will still be able to watch select national Major League Baseball Games on Fox, ESPN and TBS, any saved recordings of content from the MLB Network will be lost as the result of the failed negotiations.(Before Tuesday, the MLB Network was available as part of YouTube’s $64.99 monthly base plan.) “We apologize for the news and will continue conversations with the MLB...
  • Walsh the top candidate for NHLPA executive director

    02/01/2023 4:47:45 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    TSN ^ | February 1, 2023 | Staff
    U.S. Secretary of Labour Marty Walsh is believed to be the leading candidate to be the next executive director of the NHL Players' Association, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. Dreger adds that the NHLPA board will meet on Thursday to further discuss its leadership search. Walsh, 55, was the mayor of Boston from 2014 until he resigned in 2021 to serve in U.S. President Joe Biden's Cabinet. Under the Biden Administration, he is charged with helping oversee federal rules and regulations designed to protect more than 150 million workers across the United States.
  • Tom Brady Makes Baseball History as Last Montreal Expos Draft Pick to Retire

    02/01/2023 2:51:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Brady, 45, was a multi-sport athlete from a young age, and this included playing America’s pastime. He made a good run at the sport as a left-handed hitting catcher at Junípero Serra High School. Pete Jensen, Brady’s high school baseball coach in San Mateo, Calif. told ABC Action News that he thought it was “his best sport.” Brady was selected by the Montreal Expos in the 18th round of the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft. This now makes Brady the last active professional athlete to be drafted by the Expos. The seven-time Super Bowl champion retired from the NFL “for...
  • Australian Bobsledder, 48, Dies Suddenly From Brain Aneurysm as Family Pays Tribute to Their 'Rock' Who Competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics

    02/01/2023 1:28:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 31 January 2023 | Ollie Lewis
    A former Australian Winter Olympic bobsledder has died suddenly of a brain aneurysm. Duncan Pugh, 48, passed away in his hometown of Perth over the weekend after he suffered a bleed on the brain. The bobsledder competed at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and leaves behind his wife McKenzie and two young sons, aged six and seven.
  • Purdy, Lance focused on recovery, not 49ers' QB situation

    02/01/2023 11:21:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 1, 2023 | Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- As they head into an offseason full of quarterback uncertainty, the one thing the San Francisco 49ers know for sure is that they have two signal-callers -- Brock Purdy and Trey Lance -- under contract and recovering from injuries. As of Tuesday, the Niners have a good idea of when one will return, while the other is still, to some degree, up in the air. Purdy suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right (throwing) elbow in the first quarter of Sunday's 31-7 NFC Championship Game loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. An MRI on Monday...
  • ‘We Were Really Dedicated’: Arian Foster, Marlon Humphrey Claim NFL Is ‘Scripted’

    02/01/2023 9:35:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 107 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 01, 2023 10:36 AM ET | ANDREW POWELL CONTRIBUTOR
    I went ballistic when I first saw this. The “NFL is rigged” conversation has been happening for years now, but with how things went down in the Jan. 29 AFC Championship Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals (specifically with the officiating), the talks have ratcheted up. And now, former Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster is getting involved, throwing some fuel into the fire with one statement: “The league is scripted.” Speaking on his “Macrodosing” podcast with PFT Commenter, Foster elaborated on an off-air comment alleging that NFL players receive a script. “We were...
  • Sports Star to Be Jailed 10 Months for ‘Transphobic’ Message That ‘God Created Adam and Eve’

    11/11/2022 9:15:18 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 56 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/10/2022 | Ben Johnson
    One of the most legendary soccer players of his time received a jail sentence and a fine for posting “transphobic” social media messages citing the Bible’s creation account.“God created Adam and Eve,” wrote retired Greek football legend Vassilis Tsiartas in the second of two Facebook posts opposing a 2017 law that would have lowered the age to legally change one’s gender to 15 and removed other legal barriers.The 49-year-old initially responded by saying, “I hope that the first sex changes will be made to the children of those who voted for this abomination.” Members of Parliament may as well “legalize...
  • you tuber Logan Paul pulls off coolest WWE stunt ever...

    01/31/2023 10:22:16 AM PST · by basalt · 34 replies
    not a wrestling fan...but this is pretty cool...Paul is new to this WWE stuff...seems pretty good at it.