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  • Dodgers great Carl Erskine dies at age 97

    04/17/2024 11:37:22 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 19 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 16, 2024 | ESPN News Service
    Carl Erskine, who pitched two no-hitters as a mainstay on the Brooklyn Dodgers and was a 20-game winner in 1953 when he struck out a then-record 14 in the World Series, died Tuesday. He was 97.
  • Jontay Porter Handed Lifetime NBA Ban After Gambling Scandal

    04/17/2024 10:13:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Marca ^ | 17/04/2024
    Michael Porter Jr.'s brother will never be allowed to play in the NBA againWhilst much of the on-court focus has been on the start of the NBA's annual play-in tournament to determine the final participants in the playoffs, the league has released a bombshell statement on Wednesday confirming that Jontay Porter has been given a lifetime ban. Porter, the brother of Michael Porter Jr., was involved in a gambling scandal that was investigated by the league. In their findings they determined that Jontay Porter had 'manipulated his participation in a game to influence the outcome of a bet'. Porter was...
  • Hero: 49ers’ Brock Purdy Saves Woman’s Life From Near Coyote Attack

    04/17/2024 6:56:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 17, 2024 6:48 AM ET | Andrew Powell
    Mad cool points earned for Brock Purdy. If you’re a quarterback in the NFL, one of the biggest skills that you’re going to need is situational awareness — San Francisco 49ers’ Brock Purdy has that in flying colors. Making an appearance Tuesday on “The Pat McAfee Show,” Purdy gave confirmation that he issued an alert to a local reporter about a coyote that was approaching both her and her dog during a commercial shoot he was doing for John Deere. We can only assume that this story flew under the radar and is now going viral, because back in Feb.,...
  • Germany to BAN DRIVING At Weekends To Fight ‘Climate Change’

    04/17/2024 6:38:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    Daily Fetched ^ | April 17, 2024 | Jason Walsh
    The German transport minister said he will soon be enforcing a complete ban on driving at weekends so the country can meet its ‘net zero’ targets and fight climate change. Volker Wissing said that meeting carbon emissions reduction targets will be impossible unless laws are changed to restrict people’s movements and car ownership. According to Wissing, the law would need to be changed by mid-July. Wissing wrote in a letter to coalition parliamentary group leaders: “A corresponding reduction in traffic performance would only be possible through restrictive measures that are difficult to communicate to the population, such as nationwide and...
  • Trevor Bauer accuser indicted for fraud in Arizona

    04/16/2024 7:22:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    ESPN ^ | Apr 16, 2024,
    A woman who accused former major league pitcher Trevor Bauer of sexual assault has been indicted by a grand jury in Arizona on felony charges of fraudulent schemes and theft by extortion. Darcy Adanna Esemonu "knowingly did obtain a benefit from ... Trevor Anthony Bauer by means of fraudulent pretenses, representation, promises, or material omissions," according to an indictment dated March 19 and filed Monday in the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County. Esemonu also "knowingly did obtain or sought to obtain property or services ... by means of a threat to in the future expose a secret or...
  • Knicks' LeBron James 2010 Recruitment Video Leaks; Featured Donald Trump, More Celebs

    04/16/2024 12:45:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Bleacher Report ^ | APRIL 16, 2024 | Scott Polacek
    Well, at least the New York Knicks tried. The 2010 recruitment video that the team put together in an effort to recruit LeBron James to the Big Apple leaked Tuesday courtesy of Pablo Torre, who shared parts of it on his podcast, Pablo Torre Finds Out. It includes no shortage of star power from the likes of fictional characters Tony and Carmelo Soprano, a future president in Donald Trump, actors Chris Rock and Robert De Niro, Knicks fan and director Spike Lee, and many more celebrities: There is certainly some irony to Trump, of all people, being included in a...
  • Cardinals Hall-of-Fame manager Whitey Herzog dies at 92

    04/16/2024 8:43:56 AM PDT · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 28 replies
    Fox 2 News-St. Louis ^ | April 16, 2024 | Joey Schneider
    ST. LOUIS – Whitey Herzog, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Hall-of-Fame manager of the decorated 1980s era, has died at the age of 92, per several reports. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Herzog has passed away, citing information from an official with the Cardinals. Several other media outlets, including The Athletic, have also confirmed. Whitey Herzog managed the Cardinals for 11 seasons from 1980 to 1990, winning a World Series title in 1982 and National League pennants in 1985 and 1987. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010.
  • The decline of Black players in MLB should be a warning about the war on DEI

    As Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson and his pioneering contributions to the game, I can’t help but think about the fact that the league is reporting a historically low number of Black American players in its ranks: only 6%. I think this is a teachable moment at a time when diversity efforts across various arenas (no pun intended) have come under attack. Major League Baseball, unfortunately, is a prime example of what it looks like to talk the talk without always walking the walk.
  • Beijing Half Marathon Probes 'Embarrassing' Win by Chinese Runner

    04/15/2024 2:40:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Footage shared widely online appeared to show three African runners deliberately allowing China's He Jie to win.Organisers of the Beijing half marathon said on Monday (Apr 15) they were investigating after footage shared widely online appeared to show three African runners deliberately allowing China's He Jie to win. Video clips of Sunday's race showed the Kenyans Robert Keter and Willy Mnangat, Dejene Hailu of Ethiopia and home runner He approaching the finish. The three African runners can be seen pointing to the finish line and apparently waving He out in front, while appearing to slow down. He, the 2023 Asian...
  • NFL Star Travis Kelce Stirs Controversy After Liking Photo of Sage Steele and Donald Trump at UFC Event

    04/15/2024 8:20:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 15, 2024 | Staff
    Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce finds himself at the center of a social media storm after purportedly liking an Instagram post featuring former President Donald Trump. The post, uploaded by former ESPN host Sage Steele, shows Trump during his visit to UFC 299 at the Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida, last month. He was seen engaging with the crowd and various personalities. Trump, accompanied by his daughter Ivanka, was met with a mix of cheers and chants from the audience. Trump’s presence at the sporting event was punctuated by a viral moment when a “F*** Joe Biden!” chant...
  • Devout Christian Golfer Scottie Scheffler Triumphs at Masters, Says His Mission is to ‘Glorify God’

    04/15/2024 6:10:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Apr. 14, 2024 | Ben Kew
    American golfer Scottie Scheffler triumphed at the 2024 Masters Tournament in Augusta on Sunday, but it is his comments about his faith that have also garnered attention in Christian circles. Scheffler, the favorite going into the tournament and the number-one-ranked golfer in the world, won by an impressive four shots ... Two green jackets in three years.. Scottie Scheffler is a Masters champion once again. ... When asked earlier in the week as to whether golf defines him, Schleffer said it did not. “I’m a faithful guy,” he responded. “I believe in a Creator. I believe in Jesus. Ultimately, I...
  • Jake Paul says that 'Donald Trump will knock Joe Biden without touching him'; the Republican agrees

    04/14/2024 7:49:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Marca ^ | 14/04/2024
    Jake Paul is heating up his fight vs Mike Tyson, and the electionWe are still a few months away from the much-awaited fight between the former heavyweight champion and one of boxing's greatest ever, Mike Tyson, and influencer turned boxer Jake Paul, which will take place on July 20 at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. Jake Paul is already making waves, but the fight is still far away. His recent Fox News 'Jesse Watters Primetime' appearance was a masterclass in stirring the pot. He delved into his upcoming battle with Iron Mike and even dipped his toe into...
  • NHL to Utah? Arizona Coyotes reportedly informed move to Salt Lake is happening

    04/13/2024 7:04:30 AM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 38 replies
    KSL ^ | 4/12/24 | Ryan Miller
    SALT LAKE CITY — The NHL is likely coming to Utah next season. That's what Arizona Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong told his team on Friday. Armstrong informed Coyote players the franchise would be moving following the season, according to multiple reports. Arizona Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo has agreed to sell the team to the NHL, which, in turn, will sell the team to Utah Jazz owners Ryan and Ashley Smith. However, sources told that a deal with Smith Entertainment Group is not done and there remains a long way to go on the matter. There is confusion, sources...
  • Federal Investigation Seems to Conclude no Baseball Betting by Shohei Ohtani Interpreter

    04/12/2024 3:03:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    FANSIDED ^ | Apr 11, 2024 | Zachary Rotman
    Shohei Ohtani's interpreter Ippei Mizuhara is apparently nearing a plea bargain with federal agents. Released documents note no evidence that he gambled on baseball.Ippei Mizuhara, the former interpreter for Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Shohei Ohtani, is in some big trouble. He was accused of and is reportedly preparing to plead guilty to stealing money from the two-time MVP in order to cover his gambling debts, and it turns out, it's worse than we all thought. It was reported on Thursday that Mizuhara transferred more than $16 million from Ohtani's bank account, far more than the $4.5 million that was initially...
  • Caitlin Clark Drives 'Spike' in Fever, WNBA Ticket Interest

    04/11/2024 8:25:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    ESPN ^ | Apr 11, 2024 | Stephen Holder
    Caitlin Clark is having a significant impact on the WNBA even before her arrival. Clark, the transcendent Iowa star and presumptive first overall pick in Monday's WNBA draft, is driving an uptick in interest and ticket prices to see the Indiana Fever, which holds the No. 1 overall selection. The Fever, second-to-last in WNBA home attendance last season (averaging 4,067 fans), would only confirm a "spike" in ticket interest, declining to comment on specifics. But the team is responding to the surge of interest by taking the unprecedented step of pre-selling single-game tickets to two games per day over a...
  • Goal! NYCFC soccer stadium in Queens set to be approved by City Council

    04/11/2024 9:07:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/10/2024 | Carl Campanile
    A massive Queens redevelopment project that includes a 7-story soccer stadium for the professional New York City Football Club and 1,400 “affordable” apartments was expected to receive final approval from the City Council on Thursday. Queens Borough President Donovan Richards will join Mayor Eric Adams and local Councilman Francisco Moya on Thursday to celebrate the breakthrough on the project in the Willets Point section of the borough. “We’ve scored a goal!” said Richards, a staunch proponent of the project. “We’re bringing the world’s sport to the world’s most diverse borough. I’m rooting for NYCFC to win the championship. Queens is...
  • Shohei Ohtani's Ex-Interpreter Faces Federal Charges, Source Says

    04/10/2024 8:26:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    ESPN ^ | Apr 10, 2024 | Paula Lavigne T.J. Quinn, Tisha Thompson
    The former interpreter for Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Shohei Ohtani is facing federal charges related to his alleged theft of millions from the slugger, a source with direct knowledge of the investigation confirmed to ESPN late Wednesday. The New York Times was first to report Wednesday that Ippei Mizuhara, 39, is in negotiations to plead guilty and that the investigation is racing toward a conclusion. The probe started just three weeks ago when news broke that at least $4.5 million was transmitted from Ohtani's bank account to a California bookmaker under federal investigation. In the first of a pair of...
  • Kamala Harris Couldn’t Have Been More Wrong About Women’s March Madness Bracket Fact

    04/08/2024 6:36:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 5, 2024 | Matt Ehalt
    Vice President Kamala Harris bricked this one. Harris mistakenly said in a recent interview that the women’s NCAA Tournament only introduced brackets in 2022, which, well, is completely false. A source told The Post, though, that the Vice President — despite using wrong verbiage — was referring to how the Women’s Tournament only received March Madness branding in 2022. “Do you know — OK, a bit of a history lesson — do you know that the women’s teams were not allowed to have brackets until 2022?” Harris said in an interview with Spectrum News in North Carolina at a clean...
  • ‘The Biggest Loser’ trainer Cara Castronuova files petitions to run in the Republican NY primary for US Senate

    04/08/2024 4:04:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/08/24 | Carl Campanile
    Cara Castronuova, a former Golden Gloves boxing champ and celebrity fitness trainer on the reality show “The Biggest Loser,” claims she’s collected enough signatures to run in the Republican primary for US Senate against retired NYPD detective Mike Sapraicone. Both Castronuova, who’s recently worked as a Newsmax reporter, and another wannabe GOP candidate, businessman Josh Eisen, filed petitions to qualify for the ballot, the state Board of Elections confirmed Monday. If their petitions are not successfully challenged, the two would face off against Sapraicone — with the winner then taking on heavily favored three-term Democratic incumbent Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on...
  • New Jersey High School ROBBED in Playoffs After Refs Overturn Obvious Buzzer Beater

    04/08/2024 3:25:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    SBNATION ^ | James Dator
    This call is so bad it feels like a fix.Referees generally catch too much flak when they botch a call, but this one from the New Jersey high school basketball playoffs utterly defies belief. The No. 3 ranked Camden Panthers were on the verge of winning vs. Manasquan when their opponents took the ball down the court and hit a very obvious buzzer beater. Cheering and sadness then reversed, as referees inexplicably waved off the final shot — saying it came after the buzzer. This isn’t even a borderline call. In real time it’s incredibly clear that Manasquan got it...