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  • Washington Capitals’ and Wizards’ Capital One Arena rated one of most dangerous NBA venues

    05/23/2024 9:50:39 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2024 | Elaine Mallon
    Capital One Arena was ranked as one of the top 10 most dangerous NBA arenas, according to a new study. Located in Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown, the Capital One Arena hosts Washington Wizards and Capitals games. It was ranked as the eighth most dangerous arena based on factors including fan behavior and the crime rates for the surrounding area, per a recent report by BetTennessee.com. In 2023, violent crime in Chinatown rose by 36%. The city overall experienced its deadliest year since the late 1990s and earned a top-five spot among cities with the highest homicide rates. Last year, the owner...
  • 2024 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO Live Thread

    05/23/2024 5:24:25 PM PDT · by Chode · 24 replies
    5/23/2024 | chode
    Circuit de Monaco First Grand Prix1950Number of Laps78Circuit Length3.337kmRace Distance260.286 kmLap Record1:12.909 Lewis Hamilton (2021)
  • Caitlin Clark’s popularity is about ‘White privilege’ and ‘pretty privilege’: host of ‘The View’

    05/23/2024 7:55:15 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/23/24 | Hanna Penreck, Fox News
    “The View” co-host Sunny Hostin argued that “White privilege” and “pretty privilege” played a role in Indiana Fever star Caitlin Clark’s popularity during the ABC talk show Wednesday. “I do think that there is a thing called pretty privilege. There is a thing called White privilege. There is a thing called tall privilege, and we have to acknowledge that, and so part of it is about race, because if you think about the Brittney Griners of the world, why did she have to go to play in Russia? Because they wouldn’t pay her,” Hostin said, referring to the WNBA. The...
  • Ex-NFL star Antonio Brown files for bankruptcy, allegedly owes nearly $3 million to creditors, per report

    05/23/2024 5:38:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 22, 2024 | Isabel Gonzalez
    Brown claims his assets are worth just $50,000 or less, according to court documents Former NFL star wide receiver Antonio Brown has filed for bankruptcy. According to the Times Union, Brown owes nearly $3 million to eight different creditors as stated by paperwork filed on May 15 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Florida. He reportedly filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which involves the court-supervised reorganization of a debtor's assets and liabilities. That amount includes a $1.2 million court judgment to Anton Tumanov -- a moving-truck driver who sued Brown for assault and battery during an...
  • Panthers blank Rangers to steal Game 1 of Eastern Conference Final (NHL, excerpted)

    05/22/2024 8:57:46 PM PDT · by FLNittany · 16 replies
    ny post ^ | 5-22-24 | Mollie Walker
    The Rangers hadn’t trailed in a series this postseason, until the Panthers made themselves right at home in the Concrete Jungle to kick off the Eastern Conference Final.It took 10 games and two rounds to get here, but the Blueshirts have finally met their match in a Florida team that became the first club to shut them out this postseason with an empty-net-goal-abetted 3-0 win in Game 1 Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, landing the first blow in the fight for a Stanley Cup Final berth...
  • Competitive eater and six-time Nathan's champion Takeru Kobayashi announces retirement

    05/22/2024 6:44:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    NBC New York ^ | May 21, 2024 | Brad Luck
    Takeru "Kobi" Kobayashi, the six-time Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion, announced he is retiring from competitive eating over concerns of the damage he is doing to his body, he announced in a new film. In "Hack Your Health - The Secrets of Your Gut" on Netflix, Kobayashi expressed concern about the damage his career had on his health, and in particular his brain and his cut. "Ever since I started this career, I've wondered what damage I've done to my body," he said. "I want to know how it is damaging my brain and my nervous system." Kobayashi said...
  • Gambling Is Ruining Sports

    05/22/2024 6:13:12 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 37 replies
    The Free Press ^ | April 4, 2024 | Joe Nocera
    For decades, Las Vegas was the only place in the country where sports betting was legal. And once upon a time, the men who ran the major sports leagues were terrified of betting. The great fear was that it would corrupt the players, who would be tempted to fix games. Turns out, those fears were valid. In the last year, there’s been a spate of gambling-related controversies. The NBA is investigating Toronto’s Jontay Porter for taking himself out of two games to boost gamblers betting against his performance. Major League Baseball’s best player, Shohei Ohtani, is under a cloud after...
  • Trans-identified male athlete booed after defeating girls in 200-meter race

    05/22/2024 8:22:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/22/2024 | Samantha Kamman
    A crowd booed after a male high school student who identifies as a girl crossed the finish line ahead of his female competitors in a girls’ state championship race. Multiple female athletes later refused to applaud when he was crowned as Oregon Girls’ 6A 200-meter state champion. Aayden Gallagher, a sophomore at McDaniel High School in Portland, Oregon, competed as a girl at the Portland Interscholastic League Championship semifinals. There, his performance qualified him for the girls' state finals. According to The New York Post, the male athlete won the girls' state title by “two-tenths of a second.” The crowd...
  • ‘Oh my God, it’s Scottie Scheffler’: Eyewitness reveals new arrest details

    05/21/2024 10:52:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 154 replies
    GOLF.com ^ | May 19, 2024 | ALAN BASTABLE
    At approximately 5:30 a.m. on a bleak and drizzly Friday in downtown Louisville, Ky., a black SUV pulled away from the four-story AC Hotel on East Market Street. Its destination: Valhalla Golf Club, about 17 miles due east. At the wheel was an ESPN production runner who was shuttling four on-air personalities — reporter Jeff Darlington; analyst and former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy; and play-by-play announcers Dave Fleming and Bob Wischusen — to the property to cover the 106th PGA Championship. Most of what is typically a 30-minute drive was traffic-free, but that changed as the SUV neared the...
  • Hall of Fame Center Jim Otto, 'Mr. Raider,' Dies at 86

    05/19/2024 9:39:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 19, 2024
    Jim Otto, a Pro Football Hall of Famer center whose iconic No. 00 jersey anchored the middle of the Oakland Raiders' offensive line for 15 seasons, has died at the age of 86. The Raiders, who moved from Oakland to Las Vegas in 2020, announced his death Sunday night, calling him "The Original Raider." The cause of death was not immediately known. To say that Otto was the dominant center of his era -- some would argue any era -- would be an understatement. From the time he first crouched over the ball in the Raiders' first game in the...
  • New Zealand MP’s Son and Rising Rugby Star Dies Suddenly at 22

    05/19/2024 7:20:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May. 19, 2024 | Jim Hᴏft
    Brody Cameron, a rising star in New Zealand rugby and son of ACT Member of Parliament Mark Cameron, has died suddenly at the age of 22. The young athlete’s passing was announced by his father on Wednesday, five days after his untimely death. Mark Cameron expressed his profound grief on social media, stating, “Good speed my Son, my boy. I love you always, Dad. RIP.” ... The cause of Brody’s sudden death remains undisclosed, leaving many speculating and concerned about the circumstances that led to such a tragedy involving a young athlete in prime health. Brody Cameron was a celebrated...
  • Oleksandr Usyk Edges Tyson Fury by Split Decision, Now Undisputed

    05/18/2024 6:07:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 18, 2024 | Mike Coppinger
    There hadn't been an undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield in a rematch of all-time greats in November 1999 in Las Vegas. Halfway around the world -- and nearly 25 years later -- another undisputed champion in boxing's glamour division was crowned when Oleksandr Usyk floored Tyson Fury in Round 9 en route to a split-decision victory early Sunday at sold-out Kingdom Arena. The wait was well worth it as both men delivered a fight befitting the prize for which they were competing. One judge scored it 114-113 for Fury but was overruled by scores of 114-113...
  • John Madden Statue Unveiling in Carmel-By-The-Sea

    05/18/2024 6:03:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    KSBW ^ | May 17, 2024 | Naveed Habibelahian
    Legendary coach John Madden had a statue of himself unveiled today in front of Bruno's Market and Deli in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Organizers say it will serve as a lasting tribute to the iconic coach and broadcaster who would frequently visit the deli while he lived in Carmel. The project took nearly a year to complete.
  • Outrage Over a Catholic Commencement Speech at a Catholic College

    05/18/2024 7:08:18 AM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 25 replies
    New American Prophet ^ | May 18, 2024 | dr. Michael Brown
    While a petition calling for the firing of Harrison Butker, one of the greatest placekickers in the NFL, has gained more than 100,000 signatures, sales of his jersey are skyrocketing. Why all the controversy?
  • Nuns at Benedictine College Respond to Harrison Butker’s Controversial Speech

    05/17/2024 3:49:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Today ^ | May 17, 2024 | Chrissy Callahan
    The sisters of Mount St. Scholastica weren’t fond of the Kansas City Chiefs player's comments about women's role in the home.A group of nuns associated with Benedictine College is weighing in on Harrison Butker's controversial graduation speech. The sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, who describe their group as a founding institution and sponsor of Benedictine College, just shared a statement about the professional football player's speech, saying his comments don't “represent the Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts college that our founders envisioned and in which we have been so invested." The statement, which was posted on the group's official website, critique...
  • Scottie Scheffler press conference transcript, discussing his Friday arrest and his 66 at the PGA

    05/17/2024 2:10:43 PM PDT · by FLNittany · 38 replies
    nbc golf ^ | 5-17-24 | Scottie Scheffler
    Scottie Scheffler met with the media on Friday at Valhalla Golf Club, discussing his early-morning arrest and the 5-under 66 that put him in contention to win his second major of the season. This is the full transcript of his interview: THE MODERATOR: Thank you for joining us. Is there anything you’d like to say to start? SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER: Yeah, first of all, my sympathies go out to the family of Mr. Mills. I can’t imagine what they’re going through this morning. One day he’s heading to the golf course to watch a tournament. A few moments later he’s trying...
  • NFL Partners With Nike, Which Uses Slave Labor, But Slams Harrison Butker

    05/17/2024 2:03:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | May 17, 2024 | Steven Ertelt
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote the following letter today to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the controversy over Harrison Butker. Please contact his communications chief: Brian.McCarthy@nfl.com May 17, 2024 Mr. Roger Goodell, Commissioner National Football League 345 Park Avenue NY NY 10154 Dear Mr. Goodell: NFL senior vice president Jonathan Beane addressed the commencement speech by Kansas City Chiefs’ player Harrison Butker as follows: “Harrison Butker gave a speech in his personal capacity. His views are not those of the NFL as an organization. The NFL is steadfast in our commitment to inclusion, which only makes our league stronger.”...
  • Gracie Hunt, Daughter of Kansas City Chiefs Owner, Defends Harrison Butker From Woke Mob

    05/17/2024 1:58:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | May 17, 2024 | Steven Ertelt
    Gracie Hunt, daughter of the Kanass City Chiefs owner, is defending Harrison Butker from the woke mob after his pro-life Christian graduation speech. Her remarks on Fox News appear below: Steve Doocy: “America would like to know the reaction from the Hunt family regarding the kicker, Harrison Butker.” Gracie Hunt: “I can only speak from my own experience, which is I had the most incredible mom who had the ability to stay home and be with us as kids growing up. And I understand that there are many women out there who can’t make that decision but for me in...
  • Fans rally to Harrison Butker

    05/17/2024 1:37:13 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 May, 2024 | Monica Showalter
    The NFL probably didn't expect this one. The NFL tried to cancel him. The creeps running Kansas City tried to doxx him: Taylor Swift fans were outraged. Some of the wokester Catholic press tut-tutted and got all snide and nasty to him instead of defend him for defending the Catholic faith. But Kansas City Chiefs Kicker and Superbowl champ's fans are rallying, too, in a great wave of counter-moves. On social media, they demanded that his remarks not be taken out of context: They pointed to the NFL's hypocritical double standard: They put their money where their mouths were, and...
  • Man pleads guilty in theft of Palmer jacket, more Masters items

    05/17/2024 11:52:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 15, 2024 | Staff
    CHICAGO -- A former warehouse assistant for the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia pleaded guilty Wednesday to transporting millions of dollars worth of stolen Masters tournament memorabilia and historic items, including one of Arnold Palmer's iconic green jackets. Richard Globensky, of Georgia, entered the plea in federal court in Chicago. He was charged with one count of transporting goods knowing they had been stolen. "I plead guilty," Globensky, 39, told the judge. According to federal prosecutors, Globensky took items from the warehouse for sellers in Florida, who then sold them online at a significant markup. Globensky was paid through...