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  • Obama’s Media Harem and the Sore Loser

    12/29/2014 3:47:35 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 10 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 12/27/2014 | Steve Berman
    I think CBS stands for Caress Barack’s Scrotum. Saturday’s puff piece based on the President’s Hawaii vacation pool report asks the question “why Obama loves golf, basketball and all things athletic” without actually answering it. In fact, Obama’s love of “things athletic” would make him a glutton for punishment, because he’s not very good at any of those things.
  • BYU Groper To Seek Evidence Suppression

    11/09/2014 8:09:08 PM PST · by Colofornian · 4 replies
    MidUtahRadio.com ^ | Nov. 4, 2014 | Duke Dance
    The alleged “BYU Groper” Nathan Fletcher made a brief appearance in a Provo courtroom Monday afternoon. Fletcher has pleaded not guilty to two counts of class A misdemeanor sexual battery. His attorney told a judge Monday that they plan to file a motion to suppress certain evidence from begin presented to jurors at trial. A Dec. 22 date was set to argue on that motion. A five-day jury trial is also expected to be scheduled on that day. During a September preliminary hearing in 4th District Court, 23-year-old Fetcher was identified as the jogger who allegedly assaulted two of 16...
  • Indian athlete declared male after rape claim

    11/15/2012 8:36:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    AP ^ | November 15, 2012
    KOLKATA, India (AP) -- Indian authorities investigating a rape case say a sprinter who won a women's relay gold medal at the 2006 Asian Games is actually a man. Police charged Pinki Pramanik on Monday with raping and assaulting a woman she was living with in the eastern state of West Bengal. The woman alleged Pramanik was a man who had reneged on a promise to marry her.
  • Meet Ernestine Shepherd, The World's Oldest Bodybuilder

    06/29/2011 7:59:38 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 15 replies
    The Post Game ^ | June 3, 2011 | Andy Wasif
    Recently, I had the privilege to sit down with Ernestine Shepherd at the Book Expo of America in New York City. As we converse, Expo attendees walk by and stare in awe. I look up to scold them, "Please, stop staring. I'm only a man, just like any other man!" I shout. Then I realize their attentions are directed at Ernestine. For you see, to be 5-5 and 120 pounds with less than 10 percent body fat and a bench press of 150 pounds is very impressive as far as virile, young women go. But in a day and age...
  • So, Mr Putin, what do you see in this nubile 24-year-old rhythmic gymnast?

    09/20/2010 3:24:32 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 9:35 AM on 18th April 2008 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    This the kind of question Mrs Merton might ask. "So, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, what do you see in a 24-year-old, sensationally beautiful gymnast with a penchant for posing semi-naked that you don't see in your lovely, middle-aged, matronly wife Ludmilla?" It is also the kind of question that hardly needs answering for the millions who have tuned in to the YouTube film of Alina Kabaeva performing a decidedly provocative gymnastic routine.
  • Lawsuits seek to compensate college athletes

    09/20/2010 8:50:53 AM PDT · by Palter · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 19 Sep 2010 | PAUL ELIAS
    Basketball star Ed O’Bannon and quarterback Sam Keller each earned most valuable player awards during their collegiate careers. Now, years after playing their final games, they are pursuing what they consider a more significant collegiate legacy. They are attempting through federal lawsuits to force the NCAA to share its annual revenues with student-athletes. “There are millions and millions of dollars being made off the sweat and grind of the student athlete,” O’Bannon said. “Student athletes see none of that other than their education.” O’Bannon’s lawsuit seeks a share of the money the NCAA earns from licensing former players’ images in...
  • Face of Defense: Female Super-Athlete Finds Inspiration in Army Life

    06/02/2010 6:12:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 814+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Jennifer Caprioli, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Huachuca
    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. , June 2, 2010 – Army Capt. Kelly Calway doesn't don a cape, fight crime on a daily basis or possess any sort of superhuman powers. Army Capt. Kelly Calway stretches before a track workout at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., May 28, 2010. Calway will enter the World Class Athlete Program for marathon running in August. U.S. Army photo by Jennifer Caprioli  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Yet, Calway, the Army’s 2008 Female Athlete of the Year, indeed is a super heroine. She is defending her country and raising a family, while preparing to join the World...
  • NORTH SHORE SENIOR NAMED SCHOLAR-ATHLETE FINALIST

    12/03/2009 3:40:08 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 153+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 12/03/2009 | Staff
    Trey Hopkins, a senior at North Shore Senior High School, was named a finalist in the annual Greater Houston High School Scholar-Athlete of the Year competition, sponsored by the Touchdown Club of Houston.
  • Tests show Chinese athletes 'faking their age'(X-ray used)

    03/16/2009 8:46:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 921+ views
    AFP ^ | 03/16/09
    Tests show Chinese athletes 'faking their age' 9 hours ago BEIJING (AFP) — A government investigation in southern China has shown that thousands of athletes there are likely to have faked their ages in an effort to gain an advantage over their rivals. Bone tests of nearly 13,000 athletes found that over 2,000 were likely older than their registered age, according to the Sports Bureau of Guangdong Province, which carried out the probe. The tests were carried out on athletes registered at provincial sports academies with most youths in their teens, it said in a report posted on its website...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Football Facts ~ 8 November 2007

    11/07/2007 5:56:01 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 731 replies · 461+ views
    November 7, 2007 | The Coach
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. FOOTBALL FACTS Thanks for joining us once again as we look at some football facts. This time we’ll look at "From a regional to a National sport. From 1930-1958" In the early 1930s, the college game continued to grow, particularly in the south, bolstered by fierce rivalries such as the "Third Saturday in October"—a rivalry between Alabama and Tennessee. While prior to the mid-1920s most national powers came from...
  • China: Countdown To Olympics 2008 Has “Truth Harbingers Exposing Evil”

    08/08/2007 6:18:09 AM PDT · by Lou L · 4 replies · 393+ views
    Peace and Freedom II ^ | August 8, 2007 | John E. Carey
    China: Countdown To Olympics 2008 Has “Truth Harbingers Exposing Evil” By John E. Carey Peace and Freedom August 8, 2007Today marks one year from the official start of the Beijing Summer Olympics 2008. China started the 365 day countdown with a grand event in Tiananmen Square.International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge marked the start of the one-year countdown with a lavish Chinese-style ceremony that stared on the 8th day, of the 8th month at 8 PM and 8 minutes 8 seconds.Eight is a lucky number in China.But Tiananmen Square has not been lucky in China, especially for those seeking democratic...
  • Bahrain athlete loses citizenship (ran marathon in Israel)

    01/06/2007 8:27:19 PM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 828+ views
    BBC ^ | January 6, 2007
    Bahrain athlete loses citizenship 6 January 2007 A Bahraini athlete who ran and won a marathon in Israel has been stripped of his citizenship. Authorities said Mushir Salem Jawher, who was born in Kenya but moved to Bahrain in 2003, had violated the laws of the country. Israeli media said Mr Jawher was the first athlete from an Arab country to compete in an Israeli marathon. Bahrain has no official ties with the Jewish state but Mr Jawher said he was "very proud" to have taken part. ''Shock and regret' Following the race on Thursday, Israel's Jerusalem Post newspaper quoted...
  • Suit: Wolves Player Watched Porn, Caused Crash(MN)

    06/30/2006 6:42:17 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 61 replies · 2,153+ views
    WCCO ^ | 6-29-06 | Caroline Lowe
    (WCCO) Minneapolis On March 30, Minnesota Timberwolves center Eddie Griffin was drunk and masturbating when he crashed his luxury SUV into a parked Suburban outside a store in Minneapolis, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday by the man whose Suburban was hit in the crash. The WCCO-TV I-TEAM obtained copies of 911 calls and store surveillance video of the incident, along with an accident report the police submitted to the state. Several of the 911 callers that night said Griffin was drunk. One witness said Griffin told him he was watching pornography in a DVD player mounted on the dashboard...
  • QB Was Warned He Might Be Jeopardizing Contract (Roethlisberger-Steelers)

    06/14/2006 12:10:59 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 43 replies · 1,215+ views
    espn.com ^ | 6/13/06 | Len Pasquarelli
    (Snip) Pittsburgh Steelers officials warned quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in writing last year that he might jeopardize portions of his contract, and could suffer financial implications, if he continued to ride a motorcycle. League and team officials confirmed for ESPN.com on Tuesday night that the Steelers last year sent a letter to Roethlisberger's representatives stating their concerns and the possibility his contract could be affected if he was injured while riding a motorcycle. Agent Leigh Steinberg confirmed for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the Steelers sent such a letter. It is believed the letter was intended to serve dual purposes: To apprise...
  • Running Against The Wind

    06/03/2005 2:30:39 AM PDT · by kingattax · 3 replies · 590+ views
    IEEE Spectrum ^ | Jun 03 2005 | MARLOWE HOOD
    A double-leg amputee and his high-tech prosthetics are blazing a trail into able-bodied sports. Will they be welcomed? The jaw-dropping performance of a teenage sprinter from South Africa named Oscar Pistorius is raising a question once barely imaginable: can a double-leg amputee run fast enough to qualify for the able-bodied Olympic Games? And if he did, would he be allowed to compete? Oddly enough, the first question may be easier to answer: "I have no doubt that Oscar will eventually run fast enough to compete in an able-bodied world championship," says U.S. sprinter Brian Frasure. "He could be ready to...
  • PAT TILLMAN STORY-ON ESPN NOW- 12:48, East Coast

    04/22/2005 9:51:54 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 11 replies · 681+ views
    4-22-05
    I believe this is the anniversary of Pat Tillman's death.
  • Gold Medal Skier Bill Johnson Arrested

    02/13/2005 2:02:39 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 42 replies · 1,827+ views
    Yahoo! News.com ^ | 2/13/05 | AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. - Olympic ski champion Bill Johnson was charged with assaulting an officer and resisting arrest after punching a sheriff's deputy in the face during a traffic stop, police said. Johnson was stopped in his pickup truck Friday by a Multnomah County sheriff's deputy and a suburban Troutdale police officer. When the officers approached, Johnson pulled out his 1984 gold medal and taunted them by saying, "You don't have one of these," police said. Authorities said Johnson threw his keys at Deputy Jeff Cordes, reached out his window, grabbed the deputy's shirt and punched him in the face. Johnson...
  • Caption Sleeping Doofus

    09/25/2004 4:30:00 PM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 38 replies · 2,243+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Sep 25, 2004 | AP
  • U.S. boxers get clobbered by British team

    Ouch...first the U.S. gets eliminated from baseball in the 2004 Olympics and now we are getting embarrassed at amateur boxing. Looks like we didn't send our best amateurs to England (just 1 champion) and I wonder if we did in the baseball event. We got clobbered in the ring for our efforts. Got to do better. Here is the report from the Liverpool press: US mauled by English lions Nov 7 2003 By David Randles Ringside at Everton Park Sports Centre For so long now the Americans have been seen as a superpower in virtually every premise of life, with...
  • Rebuilding Iraq, athlete by athlete

    08/17/2003 4:10:58 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 1 replies · 215+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 8/18/03 | Robert F. Worth (NYT)
    BAGHDAD When Ahmed al-Samarrai returned to the sports club where he once coached the Iraqi national basketball team, he did not recognize it. The gym had been demolished. The grass on the soccer field was uncut, and some of the sandstone buildings were starting to crumble. That was the least of it. Virtually every athlete at the club has physical or mental scars inflicted by deposed President Saddam Hussein's older son, Uday, who took control of Iraq's Olympic Committee in 1984 and began a terrifying campaign of torture and humiliation. Many fled the country, including Samarrai. "The fields you can...
  • Defending Kobe Bryant, the Victim?

    07/18/2003 9:01:35 PM PDT · by bd476 · 881 replies · 709+ views
    July 18, 2003 | Self
    Why would anyone feel more sympathy for Kobe Bryant at this point than for his alleged victim? Why would anyone allege a superstar's innocence simply by intoning hated doctrine from the liberal left? "Hosed by the N.O.W. GANG" in one subject heading implies a scenario where Kobe Bryant becomes a victim of N.O.W, rather than the young woman as the alleged victim of Kobe Bryant. Is there anyone willing to take one small step further which would paint Kobe Bryant as a victim now cramped into Hillary Clinton's crowded "vast right wing conspiracy" corner? After more than a week of...
  • Nothing's 'fine' for (Kobe) Bryant now

    07/19/2003 9:18:28 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 79 replies · 557+ views
    The (Denver) Rocky Mountain News ^ | 07/19/03 | Dave Krieger
    Krieger: Nothing's 'fine' for Bryant now July 19, 2003 It was just a week ago that Kobe Bryant was confidently assuring the Los Angeles Times, "It will all be fine. You'll see." Why he would say this is just one of the mysteries surrounding him now. It will not be fine. Whatever happens next, it will not be fine. Bryant became a national favorite with a combination of good looks and spectacular basketball ability, and you probably have to make him a favorite in Eagle County, too. The Kobe defense team already includes Hal Haddon, who represented John and Patsy...
  • ROCKET'S MESSAGE HITS HOME WITH THE TROOPS

    03/19/2003 7:28:45 AM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 13 replies · 297+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3/18/3 | Mike Vaccaro
    <p>March 18, 2003 -- TAMPA - Roger Clemens still remembers the dull ache that filled the family living room that terrible evening in 1969, the unguarded fear in his mother's eyes. Dread at the dinner hour. His brother stared straight ahead at the television, watching the numbers tumble onto the screen, until the one he was waiting for appeared. Then Richard Clemens walked wordlessly back to his room and shut the door as his mother fell to her knees, seized with sadness.</p>
  • Charger QB Drew Brees a Republican? (hint: YES!)

    10/20/2002 9:47:38 AM PDT · by The G Man · 3 replies · 201+ views
    Was watching the ESPN pregame show just now and they do this weekly bit called "Jam Sessions" where former Atlanta RB Jamaal Anderson goes out and interviews NFL players. Today's guy was Charger QB Drew Brees. The interview consists of Jamaal asking him a bunch of inane questions like "what movie star would play you" (george clooney) and "what rock star would he like to date" (Shakira). Well the next question was "What one person in the world would he most like to meet" and Brees answered "George W"!!!!Good man, Drew, good man
  • Ageless Athlete May Not Be Far Off

    08/04/2002 9:28:14 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 9 replies · 411+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Aug. 4, 2002 | Frank Fitzpatrick
    Ageless athlete may not be far offPenn's research into a synthetic gene has wide implications for sports.By Frank FitzpatrickInquirer Staff WriterYou know all those steroid-laced sluggers, blood-doped swimmers, and hormonally enhanced weightlifters who people worry are ruining sports?They're just minor-league fears.The real nightmare is lurking inside tiny cages in a University of Pennsylvania basement.There, genetically engineered mice and rats, some of them the equivalent of 80-year-old humans, display rippling, well-toned muscles that neither aging nor a lack of exercise can diminish.Injected only once with a synthetic gene created by researchers in Penn's physiology department, these ripped rodents are as much...
  • Great feat, but not a great athlete (Lance Armstrong winning Tour impressive, but it’s not athletic)

    07/26/2002 7:25:25 PM PDT · by jern · 110 replies · 987+ views
    MSNBC ^ | July 24, 2002 | Ron Borges
    "Great feat, but not a great athlete Armstrong winning Tour impressive, but it’s not athletic COMMENTARY July 24 — Someone postulated on National Public Radio a week or so ago that Lance Armstrong was the greatest athlete in the world. Greatest athlete in the world? I wonder if he’s an athlete at all. CERTAINLY ARMSTRONG IS A HELL of a bike rider, but does that make him superior to Michael Jordan, Barry Bonds, Jerry Rice or Marion Jones? Does it make him a better athlete than the Williams sisters? Does the ability to sit on a skinny bicycle seat for...