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  • Polarizing umpire Angel Hernandez set to immediately retire from MLB

    05/27/2024 7:31:47 PM PDT · by TBP · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 27, 2024 | Christian Arnold
    One of MLB’s most infamous umpires, Ángel Hernández, is planning on retiring on Tuesday, The Post’s Jon Heyman confirmed.USA Today first reported the news late Monday night. Major League Baseball and Hernández were negotiating a financial settlement over the past two weeks and came to an agreement during the holiday weekend, according to the report. Hernández, a Cuban-American, is viewed by far as the league’s most controversial umpire for his propensity to miss calls and had previously sued for racial discrimination back in 2017, claiming that he had been passed over for World Series assignments and a crew chief position...
  • Jason Kelce Defends Wife Kylie After Harrison Butker Podcast Episode

    05/27/2024 11:40:26 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | May 2024 | Liam McKeone
    Last week's episode of the New Heights podcast with Jason and Travis Kelce received quite a bit of attention (even for arguably the most famous siblings in sports right now). There has been some backlash to both brothers from a portion of the population who believe they should have thrown their weight behind Butker wholeheartedly. Jason spoke out towards that audience on Monday morning via his X (formerly Twitter) account. Specifically against those who are calling his wife, Kylie, a "homemaker" and because of that he should support Butker. The tweet is below, along with a full transcription: “Responding to...
  • Mike Tyson Suffers Apparent Medical Emergency on Plane From Miami to Los Angeles

    05/27/2024 9:01:17 AM PDT · by rod5591 · 33 replies
    In Touch Weekly ^ | May 27, 2024 | Katherine Schaffstall
    Is Mike Tyson OK? Eyewitnesses exclusively tell In Touch that the professional boxer had an apparent medical emergency on board a flight from Miami to Los Angeles on Sunday, May 26. “Mike had some kind of medical emergency on the plane and paramedics boarded,” says the eyewitness. “Before the paramedics arrived the flight issued an announcement asking for a doctor — the message even came on everyone’s screens. Once the plane landed at LAX, it was delayed another 25 minutes as the passengers waited to get off the plane while the paramedics dealt with Mike. “Thankfully Mr. Tyson is doing...
  • Donald Trump attends the Coca-Cola 600 after former US President flew his private plane OVER the track in North Carolina

    05/26/2024 5:14:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/26/24 | Oliver Salt
    Donald Trump is in town for the prestigious Coca-Cola 600 after sending fans wild by flying his private plane over the track in North Carolina. The annual 600-mile NASCAR Cup Series points race is taking place on Sunday evening, with Charlotte Motor Speedway hosting the showpiece as usual on Memorial Day weekend. And before it got underway at 6pm ET, Trump's private plane was seen flying over the course as he made his grand arrival. Fans went crazy when the former US President's aircraft - known as 'Trump Force One' - jetted over ahead of Sunday's event.
  • Grayson Murray's parents confirm he 'took his own life'

    05/26/2024 11:47:45 AM PDT · by JSM_Liberty · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26, 2024 | Ryan Morik
    The sports world was shaken up on Saturday when PGA Tour golfer Grayson Murray died at the age of 30. The two-time PGA Tour winner had withdrawn from the Charles Schwab Challenge on Friday, two holes shy of completing his second round, citing an illness – he had been five-over on the day and three-straight bogeys, and +3 in the tournament. Murray's parents, in breaking their silence on Sunday, confirmed that Murray died of suicide. "We have spent the last 24 hours trying to come to terms with the fact that our son is gone. It's surreal that we not...
  • May 25th, 2024 INDY 500, 108th Running of the Great American Race (Kyle Larson attempting the Double, Indy 500 and NASCAR COKE 600 the same day.

    05/26/2024 9:02:34 AM PDT · by mabarker1 · 261 replies
    Indycar ^ | 05/25/2024 | Self,
    I'm putting out some feelers here for anybody interested? Start adding information and stuff but I'm not gonna talk to myself all day. Larson starting in Row 2.
  • Tom Selleck Hits Home Run At Tigers Stadium During Batting Practice 38 Years Ago Today

    05/25/2024 7:54:33 PM PDT · by FLNittany · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | 1986 | Thomas Magnum
    I think Selleck played volleyball at USC. He was an athlete. And a talented actor as well obviously. He was Jaclyn Smith's love interest on a Charlies Angels episode. Doesn't get any better than that.
  • Billy Price, Former Cincinnati Bengals First Round Pick, Announces Retirement at 29 Due to “Terrifying” Blood Clot

    05/25/2024 3:58:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May. 25, 2024 | Jim Hᴏft
    Billy Price, the former first-round draft pick for the Cincinnati Bengals, has announced his retirement from the National Football League at the age of 29 due to a severe pulmonary embolism, a condition that nearly cost him his life. Price, who was drafted by the Bengals in the first round in 2018 as a center, revealed that he underwent emergency pulmonary embolism surgery on April 24 to remove a saddle clot that was entering both of his lungs. Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot gets lodged in an artery in the lungs, blocking blood flow and causing severe health...
  • Two-Time PGA Tour Winner Grayson Murray Dies Saturday Morning

    05/25/2024 3:01:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | May 25, 2024 | Ryan Lavner
    Two-time PGA Tour winner Grayson Murray died Saturday morning, the Tour confirmed. Murray withdrew Friday late in his second round at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, citing an illness. In a memo to the membership that was released Saturday afternoon, commissioner Jay Monahan wrote: “The PGA Tour is a family, and when you lose a member of your family, you are never the same. There is nothing we can do but mourn Grayson and pray for comfort for his loved ones.” Monahan said that, after a conversation with Murray’s parents, tournament play at Colonial would continue. “They...
  • PGA winner Grayson Murray, 30, dies after withdrawing from Charles Schwab Challenge

    05/25/2024 2:35:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 25, 2024 | Leah Sarnoff And Matt Foster
    Professional golfer and PGA Tour winner Grayson Murray died on Saturday morning at 30 years old, according to PGA officials. "We were devastated to learn – and are heartbroken to share – that PGA TOUR player Grayson Murray passed away this morning," PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement, adding, "I am at a loss for words." Murray's passing comes one day after withdrawing from the Charles Schwab Challenge on Friday, citing an illness, ... Murray's cause of death is unknown at this time. Monahan noted that the Charles Schwab Challenge will continue as scheduled and that he's...
  • Harrison Butker compares himself to a SAINT as he doubles down on 'misogynistic' commencement speech in which the Kansas City Chiefs star told female graduates to focus on being 'homemakers'

    05/25/2024 7:02:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/24 | Joe Hutchison
    Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker has compared himself to a saint as he doubles down on a 'misogynistic' speech he made saying women are happier as 'homemakers'. The 28-year-old delivered a 20-minute speech last Saturday at the Catholic private liberal arts college in Kansas. In it, he said men should 'fight against the cultural emasculation' and encouraged women to be 'homemakers' instead of working. On Friday night, he doubled down on his remarks, comparing himself to Saint Daniel during another speech at a Regina Caeli Academy event in Nashville, Tennessee. He told the event: 'Over the past few days...
  • Travis Kelce opens up on Harrison Butker as a Chiefs teammate and his speech

    05/24/2024 11:13:31 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 49 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | May 24, 2024 | Pete Grathoff
    If there was any Chiefs teammate who would refer to kicker Harrison Butker as “Harry,” then you knew it was tight end Travis Kelce, right? Kelce let that tidbit be known in the latest episode of the New Heights podcast. Butker was a topic of conversation for Kelce and his brother Jason, the podcast co-host. “I probably might be the only person that calls him Harry,” Travis Kelce said as his brother laughed. “I’ve known him for eight-plus years and I cherish him as a teammate…He’s treated family that I’ve introduced to him with nothing but respect and kindness. And...
  • After a Decade on the Run, Sexual Assault Suspect in Custody and Facing Justice [Illegal]

    05/24/2024 10:47:27 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 2 replies
    Fairfax County Police Department News ^ | 24 May 2024 | FCPD Public Affairs Bureau
    Fairfax County, VA – After over a decade on the run, a 2013 sexual assault suspect was arrested in El Salvador and extradited back to Fairfax County to face justice. On October 21, 2013, officers responded to the 7200 block of Commerce Street in Springfield for a sexual assault report. The victim was sexually assaulted by an unknown male while inside a residence. Officers and detectives collected evidence from the scene. With the help of a DNA profile established from collected evidence in 2014, detectives arrested David Ernesto Cuevas Maldonado, 27, of Springfield and charged him with Sexual Assault. Maldonado...
  • Washington Capitals’ and Wizards’ Capital One Arena rated one of most dangerous NBA venues

    05/23/2024 9:50:39 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 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 · 59 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 · 57 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 · 38 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...