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  • Former East Longmeadow High School athlete charged with sexually assaulting unconscious.....

    08/24/2016 9:40:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies ^ | August 22, 2016 | Sean Teehan
    FULL TITLE: Former East Longmeadow High School athlete charged with sexually assaulting unconscious classmates sentenced to probation PALMER — A former East Longmeadow High School star athlete who was charged with sexually assaulting two unconscious classmates received two years probation in a decision out of Palmer District Court last week. "He can now look forward to a productive life without being burdened with the stigma of having to register as a sex offender," said attorney Thomas Rooke, who defended David Becker, 18, in court. "The goal of this sentence was not to impede this individual from graduating high school and...
  • Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky Prays “The Hail Mary” Before Every Race

    08/08/2016 2:14:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 344 replies
    uCatholic ^ | August 8, 2016
    U.S. Olympian Katie Ledecky is the world record holder in the 400-, 800- and 1500-meter freestyles, and the American record holder in the 500-, 1000- and 1650-yard freestyles.In the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she will compete in the 200-, 400-, and 800-meter freestyle. She has won Gold medals in the 2012 London Olympics and again in the 2016 Rio Olympics.But before every race Ledecky, a faithful Catholic, offers a Hail Mary. “I do say a prayer – or two – before any race. The Hail Mary is a beautiful prayer and I find that it calms me.” she said.In an interview with...
  • Obama’s Media Harem and the Sore Loser

    12/29/2014 3:47:35 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 10 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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...

    12/03/2009 3:40:08 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 153+ views ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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
    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! ^ | 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