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  • Metal Detectorist Finds Haul Of 1,000 Coins Worth At Least £100,000

    08/06/2020 5:50:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | Claire Reid Last updated 15:31, Tuesday 04 August 2020 BST
    A metal detectorist found an incredible hoard of silver civil war era coins worth at least £100,000 ($130,000) in a field owned by his local pub. Luke Mahoney, from Lindsey in Suffolk, stayed up for three nights straight after coming across more than 1,000 coins so as not to lose any to rival 'nighthawk' detectorists. Forty-year-old Luke, who runs a metal detector shop called Joan Allen Electrics, has been hunting for treasures for the last 10 years. He found the 'biggest hoard' of his life last month when he and pals Dan Hunt and Matt Brown were detecting in a...
  • Man visits 40 stores to find sole remaining $5 million scratch-off prize

    08/06/2020 5:33:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    UPI ^ | July 29, 2020 / 4:00 PM | Ben Hooper
    July 29 (UPI) -- A North Carolina man on the hunt for the final top prize in a scratch-off lottery game said he visited about 40 different stores before scratching off the $5 million winner. Kevin Clark of Candler told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he read there was only one top prize remaining in the $5,000,000 Mega Cash scratch-off game, so he set off Thursday to buy as many of the $20 tickets as he could locate. "I had a real good feeling it was going to be in the western part of the state," Clark said. "I went...
  • 'American Ninja Warrior' Champ Drew Drechsel Charged With Child Sex Crimes

    08/05/2020 2:12:38 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 5, 2020 | Ryan Parker
    American Ninja Warrior champ Drew Drechsel has been charged with sex crimes involving a minor, the U.S. Attorney's Office of the District of New Jersey announced Tuesday. Drechsel, 31, of Saint Cloud, Florida, was charged with the manufacture of child pornography, enticement of a minor to travel for illicit sexual conduct, travel with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, and use of interstate commerce to entice a minor, according to authorities. He made his initial court appearance Tuesday. According to the complaint, Drechsel, the 2019 American Ninja Warrior champion (also a "mentor" for multiple seasons...
  • Pac-12 Ready to Secure a Billion Dollars' Worth of Loans if Football Season is Canceled

    08/05/2020 1:08:03 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | August 5, 3030 | Stephen Douglas
    The Pac-12 is planning a loan program that would allow each of the conference's member schools to receive up to $83 million. The loans, which could total nearly a billion dollars, would be available in the event that the college football season is canceled. Here's what an anonymous source told the Mercury News:
  • As problems mount, college football's outlook appears grim: 'You can feel the tidal wave coming'

    08/05/2020 12:23:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 5, 2020 | Pete Thamel
    The painful unwinding of the 2020 college football season is upon us. So many significant events for the sport have been squeezed into the last 72 hours that it feels like the rat-a-tat lyrics to the old REM song, “It’s the end of the world.” Except no one feels fine. The most visceral news came with UConn football canceling the 2020 season on Wednesday morning, the first Division I program to do so. Then there are the star defections – Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley, Minnesota’s Rashod Bateman and the expectation that Penn State’s Micah Parsons will join them soon. It...
  • Big Ten Releases 2020 Schedule, Season Opener Set for Sept. 3

    08/05/2020 10:07:47 AM PDT · by grayboots · 25 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 8/5/2020 | Michael Shapiro
    The Big Ten released its schedule for the 2020 season on Tuesday. The conference is expected to begin holding regular-season games on Sept. 3. Big Ten teams are currently slated to hold five home games and five away games. All teams in the conference stuck with nine opponents that were on their original 2020 schedules. The season will open with Illinois hosting Ohio State on Thursday, Sept. 3. Indiana will head to Madison to face Wisconsin on Friday, Sept. 4. The rest of the teams will play the weekend of Sept. 5. The final games of the season are scheduled...
  • Bike Store Cancels Contract With Austin Bike Police After ‘Woke’ Employees Complain

    08/05/2020 9:52:09 AM PDT · by Paal Gulli · 48 replies
    Summit News ^ | Aug 5 2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Bike Store Cancels Contract With Austin Bike Police After ‘Woke’ Employees Complain Staffers upset bikes being used for crowd control at BLM protests. ...In a Facebook post, Christopher Carlisle explains how for eight years he maintained a contractual relationship with Mellow Johnny’s Bike store in downtown Austin to provide bikes and other equipment for the Down Town Area Command (DTAC) Bike Patrol and the Bicycle Public Order Team. Now thanks to the last two months of BLM social justice protests in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, that relationship is apparently over. “Today I received a call the...
  • When This Runner Faced Unspeakable Tragedy, Faith Kept Her Going

    08/04/2020 10:41:40 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Runner's World ^ | August 3, 2020 | Tracy Ross
    Distance running with an upper-body amputation is a war against instability. Muscles can strain so much to compensate for the missing limb that they contort your spine, misalign your shoulders, and worsen your imbalance. In 2017, Ashley Jones—then 15 years old—faced a punishing return to high school sports following the amputation of her right arm. On the soccer field, she had collisions so violent that the pain would bring her to the brink of blackout. Later, during cross-country runs, the jostling of the amputation site intensified her phantom pain—which she’d already rated 7 out of 10 on normal days—to as...
  • Animal rights group offers $5,000 reward for information on who put 'Trump 2020' sticker on a bear

    08/04/2020 5:31:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | By Allen Kim, CNN Updated 6:17 PM ET, Mon August 3, 2020
    CNN)Black bears will not be voting in the upcoming election, but that's not stopping one bear from unknowingly showing a little support for the incumbent president. Help Asheville Bears (HAB), an organization in North Carolina, has put out a $5,000 reward to find the person or people responsible for putting a "Trump 2020" sticker on the tracking tag of a black bear. "Whoever put these political stickers on these bears is cruel and heartless," HAB wrote in a Facebook post. "HAB and our followers hope to stop and expose you. This is now the second bear this happened to, which...
  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Dany Garcia, Buy XFL for $15 Million With RedBird Capital as Partner

    08/03/2020 11:35:25 AM PDT · by winner3000 · 7 replies ^ | August 3, 2020 | Scott Soshnik
    The XFL has been sold to a group that includes former WWE star Dwayne “The Rock’’ Johnson, giving the bankrupt football league the kind of star power that may draw even non-sports fans. Johnson, an actor and producer who played college football at the University of Miami, teamed up with Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital to buy the league just hours before a planned auction was scheduled to begin. They paid $15 million, splitting it evenly. Johnson’s business partner, Dany Garcia, who is also his ex-wife, will be an equal stakeholder with him. According to a court filing, this was the...

    08/02/2020 4:37:49 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 50 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 7/31/2020 | Paul Mirengoff
    The NBA resumed its season Friday night with two televised games. How were the ratings? Ethan Strauss of the The Athletic reports: After a four-and-a-half month absence, tons of lead-up media coverage regarding the bubble, with little competition on the airwaves and a schedule specially constructed to deliver us the draw of Zion Williamson, Pelicans-Jazz garnered 2.1 million viewers. For context, that’s roughly 400,000 fewer viewers than the average audience of a TNT game in the 2011-12 lockout season. Notably, the NBA’s official Friday viewership news release did not mention the season’s opening game at all. The more feted Lakers-Clippers...
  • The Bicycle Thread - August 2020

    08/02/2020 12:22:54 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies
    August 2 | The Bicycle Thread
    Welcome to The Bicycle Thread. A monthly PING List for bicycle enthusiasts to share experiences, information and ideas.
  • Dumba kneels during anthem, speaks out against racism at Qualifiers

    08/01/2020 4:09:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    NHL ^ | August 1, 2020 | by William Douglas
    Matt Dumba kneeled during the U.S. national anthem Saturday after vowing that the NHL and the Hockey Diversity Alliance will stand up for justice and against racism. The Minnesota Wild defenseman spoke at center ice at Rogers Place before the Edmonton Oilers faced the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their best-of-5 series in the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
  • Thank You NHL

    08/01/2020 10:55:36 AM PDT · by certrtwngnut · 46 replies
    SELF | 8/1/2020
    I turned on the Rangers Hurricanes hockey game at 12:00 today expecting to turn it off when the pre-game anthems were played and there were some sort of shenanigans & disrespect shown by players or announcers. Lo and behold to my surprise there was no tomfoolery at all. At least I can now watch hockey which is the sport I like most. Thank you NHL.
  • DeMar DeRozan: Don't 'vilify' Gregg Popovich, Becky Hammon for standing during anthem.

    08/01/2020 8:23:33 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 33 replies
    ESPN.COM ^ | July 31, 2020 | Ohm Youngmisuk
    Wearing Black Lives Matter shirts, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and assistant coach Becky Hammon opted to stand while players and coaches on the Spurs and Sacramento Kings kneeled during the national anthem Friday night. Popovich, who has long spoken out against racial injustice, explained he preferred to keep his decision to stand "to myself" and that "everybody has to make a personal decision." Popovich's star guard DeMar DeRozan said people should not "vilify" either Popovich or Hammon for standing.
  • Jonathan Isaac responds after being the lone NBA player to stand for National Anthem

    08/01/2020 3:18:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | July 31, 2020 | Brian Ries and Cesar Marin
    Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac became the first NBA player to stand for the National Anthem as the league resumed play after a 20-week hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. The television broadcast showed Isaac, who is Black, standing as players and coaches from both teams, as well as referees, took a knee during the playing of the National Anthem. The 22-year-old forward was also the only player seen not wearing a "Black Lives Matter" shirt.
  • Report: Baseball could face shutdown if coronavirus isn’t better managed, MLB commissioner warns.

    07/31/2020 8:58:57 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 51 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | July 31, 2020 | Natasha Anderson
    NEW YORK (WJW) — Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred warns the sport will shut down for the season if the coronavirus isn’t managed better, sources told ESPN. Manfred reportedly told this information to the MLB Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark on Friday. The reported conversation follows multiple coronavirus outbreaks within the league.
  • Why the car of the future is more like a Lego set than a Bond ride

    07/31/2020 11:02:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 86 replies ^ | 07-31-207:00 am | By Mark Wilson
    Electric. Modular. And pretty much whatever you want it to be. Some days I dream about driving a zippy two-seater. Others, I long for a camping-friendly family van. And every once in a while, I wish I had a pickup truck that could handle the freight of a Home Depot run. So like most suburban stereotypes, that means I’ve settled for a high-horsepower crossover, a vehicle that does all of these jobs with mediocrity. But what if there was another way? What if you could buy a car that transformed from car to van to truck, à la Inspector Gadget?...
  • Players, coaches kneel before NBA's re-opening night

    07/31/2020 3:35:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    AP ^ | July 31, 2020 | Tim Reynolds
    Black players were next to white players. Coaches from one team were next to their compatriots from the opposing side. Many locked arms with the man next to them, some shut their eyes tightly, a few including LeBron James briefly raising a fist into the air or pointing skyward. The NBA had a strong, powerful re-opening night message. When it comes to demanding change, the league stands united — and Thursday, the four teams that played on the first night of the league's restart showed that by not standing.
  • No let-up in racism, brutality fight - LeBron

    07/31/2020 3:31:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | July 31, 2020 | Staff
    LeBron James vowed no let up in the fight for social justice as the NBA's virus-hit season made an emotional return in Orlando on Thursday. Los Angeles Lakers star James and players from the Los Angeles Clippers, Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans all kneeled in unison during the US national anthem before their respective games in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.