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  • Hall of Fame Center Jim Otto, 'Mr. Raider,' Dies at 86

    05/19/2024 9:39:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 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 · 31 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: 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...
  • Kansas City Chiefs' kicker sees surge in jersey sales following graduation speech

    05/17/2024 5:48:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    Just The News ^ | May 16, 2024 | Misty Severi
    The NFL has not commented on the spike in jersey sales, but distanced itself from Harrison Butker's views, claiming they are not "those of the NFL as an organization. The NFL is steadfast in our commitment to inclusion, which only makes our league stronger," according to the Associated Press. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Controversy around the Kansas City Chiefs' kicker Harrison Butker has apparently led to a surge in the sales of his jersey, number seven, after he delivered a polarizing speech on LGBT rights, abortion, and President Joe Biden. Butker, who is just 28, spoke to a crowd of Catholic college graduates...
  • Ex-diversity boss at Facebook, Nike who orchestrated fake events to steal $5M gets five years, must pay back hefty sum

    05/16/2024 11:19:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/16/24 | Katherine Donlevy
    The ex-diversity program manager for Facebook and Nike who stole more than $5 million from the mega companies to fund her “luxury lifestyle” was sentenced Monday to five years behind bars — and ordered to pay back the hefty sum. Barbara Furlow-Smiles, 38, set up fake business deals, invoices and events — including a Juneteenth celebration — to line her own pockets, the Justice Department said. “Furlow-Smiles shamelessly violated her position of trust as a DEI executive at Facebook to steal millions from the company utilizing a scheme involving fraudulent vendors, fake invoices, and cash kickbacks,” said US Attorney Ryan...

    05/16/2024 9:34:02 PM PDT · by Chode · 17 replies
    5/17/2024 | chode
    Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari First Grand Prix1980Number of Laps63Circuit Length4.909kmRace Distance309.049 kmLap Record1:15.484 Lewis Hamilton (2020)
  • Ronaldo, Rahm, Messi, LeBron Headline Forbes' Top 10 Highest-Paid Athletes for 2024

    05/16/2024 12:17:46 PM PDT · by JSM_Liberty · 1 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | May 16, 2024 | Adam Wells
    Five of the 10 highest-paid athletes in the world are soccer players, with Jon Rahm and LeBron James ranking as the top earners among non-soccer stars. Per Forbes' ranking of the 10 highest-paid athletes in 2024, Cristiano Ronaldo made more money than anyone with earnings of $260 million between his salary with Al Nassr and sponsorship deals. Here is the full top-10 list: Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer): $260 million Jon Rahm (Golf): $218 million Lionel Messi (Soccer): $135 million LeBron James (NBA): $128.2 million Giannis Antetokounmpo (NBA): $111 million Kylian Mbappé (Soccer): $110 million Neymar (Soccer): $108 million Karim Benzema (Soccer):...
  • Sean Burroughs, Olympic gold medalist, Little League World Series champion and former MLB Player, dies at 43

    05/16/2024 10:03:24 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/11/24 | Wayne Sterling
    Sean Burroughs, a 2000 Olympic gold medalist, Little League World Series winner and former first round MLB pick, died Thursday, the California-based Long Beach Little League organization announced Friday. He was 43. Burroughs died of a cardiac arrest, his mother, Debbie, told the Southern California News Group via text, the San Bernardino Sun reported. According to Doug Wittman, Long Beach Little League president, Burroughs was found unresponsive next to his vehicle at the Long Beach complex after dropping his son off for a game Thursday, The Sun reported.
  • Leftists Melt Down Over NFL Kicker’s Speech Slamming Biden, LGBTQ Pride; Petition Demands Team Dismiss Him

    05/16/2024 8:50:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | May 16, 2024 | Zach Jewell
    Leftists are enraged after Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker’s commencement address at Benedictine College went viral earlier this week, and a petition calling for the Catholic player to be dismissed collected over 100,000 signatures. Butker, a three-time Super Bowl champion, delivered the commencement address at the Catholic liberal arts college in Atchison, Kansas, last weekend. During the address, he pulled no punches, calling out President Joe Biden’s support for abortion and criticizing LGBTQ “Pride month.” A petition created on Monday now calls on the Chiefs to “Dismiss Harrison Butker for Discriminatory Remarks.” “The harmful remarks made by Harrison...
  • GWINN: NFL Says They Do Not Agree with Harrison Butker After He Voices Christian Values

    05/16/2024 7:38:54 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 78 replies
    Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker delivered a powerful address espousing Christian values to a group of graduates at Benedictine College on Saturday. Now, the NFL is saying they disagree with Butker. In his commencement speech, the Butker blasted President Joe Biden for his pro-abortion stances, urged male grads to embrace masculinity, and championed the virtues of motherhood by telling female graduates there is no higher calling than being a homemaker. On Wednesday, in a statement to People, NFL Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Jonathan Beane clarified that Butker’s values are not the NFL’s. “Harrison Butker gave a...
  • Black, white and shades of grey - what's behind sprint's race divide?

    05/15/2024 12:40:45 PM PDT · by JSM_Liberty · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 May 2024 | Ben Bloom
    In late 2009, the question everyone was asking was put to the man himself. What made Usain Bolt – an era-defining champion of immense speed and consummate ease at just 23 – so fast? Bolt cited his God-given talent, while crediting a diet that ranged from ultra-processed chicken nuggets to the Jamaican staple of yams. But he also pointed to the cruelties of man. "I think over the years what makes Jamaica different is because of slavery really," he said of his sprinting roots. "The genes are really strong." It is a hypothesis that existed before Bolt's comments and has...
  • Caitlin Clark being White is ‘huge’ in her popularity, says A’ja Wilson

    05/14/2024 12:39:52 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 70 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 5/13/24 | Terry Shropshire
    WNBA superstar A’ja Wilson said the elephant in the room when it comes to the enormous popularity of Caitlin Clark is the fact that she is a White woman. Clark is by far the most heralded basketball player since Larry Bird entered the NBA in 1979 alongside Earvin “Magic” Johnson. But when you juxtapose Clark’s resumé with Wilson’s, the contrast is startling and begs the question as to why Clark already has a signature Nike shoe deal and Wilson did not until this past week.