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  • Former Jets QB Greg McElroy Says Cam Newton Quit' On Panthers In Super Bowl 50

    02/09/2016 6:34:13 PM PST · by drewh · 97 replies
    ESPN ^ | 2/9/16 9:16 PM ET
    Former New York Jets quarterback Greg McElroy, best remembered for his out-of-nowhere criticism of the team's "corrupt" locker room chemistry after the 2011 season, unloaded Tuesday on a different target -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. McElroy, speaking on SiriusXM Radio, said Newton "quit" on his team for refusing to jump on his own fumble in the fourth quarter of the Panthers' 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. McElroy, retired from football, is an analyst for the SEC Network. "I have big issues with the way Cam handled himself not only on the field, but in...
  • Manning just isn't the same

    02/07/2016 6:53:53 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 112 replies
    SUPER BOWL 50 | 07 FEBRUARY 2016 | EEE
    Denver should put the backup QB in. Manning clearly isn't as good as he used to be. His passes aren't sharp but Denver's defense is keeping him in the game. I want him to win but this is a team game.
  • Could This Helmet Save Football From The Sport's Concussion Problem?

    02/06/2016 7:52:57 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 4, 2016 | Abigail Tracy
    As a pediatric neurosurgeon at the Seattle Children’s Hospital, Sam Browd brought a swift end to the early athletic careers of innumerable youths across a myriad of sports due to concussions. Browd’s experience prematurely “retiring” children from athletics—most notably football—and the countless emotional conversations with parents made him question what could be done to address head injuries suffered by children while playing sports. In 2013, Browd, an associate professor of neurological surgery at the University of Washington, connected with Dave Marver and Per Reinhall—both of whom also had ties to the Seattle-based university and backgrounds in medical technology and mechanical...
  • “Blind Side” Mom of Michael Oher Praises Adopted Son on Making Second Super Bowl

    02/05/2016 9:34:43 PM PST · by kathsua · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    On Super Bowl Sunday, proud adoptive mom Leigh Anne Tuohy will watch her son play football for the second time in the biggest American sports game of the year. Tuohy’s son Michael Oher is the offensive lineman for the Carolina Panthers and formerly the Baltimore Ravens, who he helped to achieve victory in the 2013 Super Bowl. Oher’s life had a troubled beginning. When Oher was born, his mother was addicted to drugs and his father was in prison. He struggled in school, moved through homes in foster care and spent time homeless until he met Leigh Anne and her...
  • Henry VIII’s erratic behavior was likely caused by an NFL-style injury, argue Yale researchers

    02/06/2016 1:17:28 PM PST · by beaversmom · 71 replies
    Phys ^ | February 3, 2016 | Bill Hathaway
    Did Henry VIII suffer same brain injury as some NFL players? February 3, 2016 by Bill Hathaway Henry VIII may have suffered repeated traumatic brain injuries similar to those experienced by football players and others who receive repeated blows to the head, according to research by a Yale University expert in cognitive neurology. Traumatic brain injury explains the memory problems, explosive anger, inability to control impulses, headaches, insomnia—and maybe even impotence--that afflicted Henry during the decade before his death in 1547, according to a paper published online the week of Feb. 1."It is intriguing to think that modern European history...
  • Ken Stabler, the standout Raiders quarterback who died in July, had severe C.T.E.

    02/03/2016 4:27:19 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 67 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2-3-16 | John Branch
    Shortly before he died last July, the former N.F.L. quarterback Ken Stabler was rushed away by doctors, desperate to save him, in a Mississippi hospital. His longtime partner followed the scrum to the elevator, holding his hand. She told him that she loved him. Stabler said that he loved her, too. "I turned my head to wipe the tears away," his partner, Kim Bush, said recently. "And when I looked back, he looked me dead in the eye and said, 'I'm tired.' " They were the last words anyone in Stabler’s family heard him speak. "I knew that was it,"...
  • Bill Johnson, first US skier to win Olympic downhill gold, dead at 55

    01/22/2016 10:58:32 AM PST · by John W · 42 replies
    AP via foxnews.com ^ | January 22, 2016 | AP
    Bill Johnson, the brash American who became the first U.S. skier to win an Olympic downhill title, died after a long illness, the U.S. ski team said Friday. He was 55. Megan Harrod, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Alpine team, said Johnson died Thursday at an assisted living facility in Gresham, Oregon. Johnson's health had been on the decline for several years after a series of strokes. Johnson won the downhill at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics, the first American to capture gold in Alpine skiing's marquee event. He was also the first American male to win an Olympic gold in...
  • Redskins legend on black QBs: They're used to running from the law

    01/21/2016 7:32:44 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 3, 2016 | John Breech
    For the first time in NFL history, a black quarterback could be named the sole MVP of the league this year. If Cam Newton can hold off Carson Palmer and Tom Brady, then Newton will become the first African-American quarterback to be named the sole winner of the award (Steve McNair was co-MVP in 2003). One of the things that makes Newton so good is his ability to run. The 26-year-old has rushed for 626 yards in 2015, which leads all NFL quarterbacks. Newton's ability to run and the ability of other black quarterbacks -- like Tyrod Taylor and Russell...
  • LEBRON JAMES CUTS BUSINESS TIES WITH JOHNNY MANZIEL

    01/18/2016 5:52:54 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 18 JANUARY 2016 | AP
    CLEVELAND, OH -- LeBron James has dropped Johnny Manziel as a business client. A spokesman for James said the NBA star and has ended his marketing agreement with Manziel, the embattled Browns quarterback whose behavior has him on very shaky ground with his team and Cleveland fans. James and his associates at LRMR - long-time friends Maverick Carter, Rich Paul and Randy Mims - will no longer be working with Manziel after mutually agreeing to end their partnership. LRMR has been handling endorsement deals for Manziel since he got drafted into the NFL. Cleveland.com first reported the end of James'...
  • JOHNNY MANZIEL NIKE CONSIDERING DROPPING QB 'We're on the Fence'

    01/12/2016 8:06:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 12, 2015 | Staff
    Johnny Manziel is in danger of losing his biggest sponsor -- Nike -- with sources telling TMZ Sports the company is "on the fence" about dropping the QB from its roster this off-season. In fact, one highly placed Nike source tells us ... "We are worried about him and hope things will turn around in the right direction ... but we are on the fence if [our relationship] will continue."
  • FOOTBALL’S WAR ON THE MINDS OF BLACK MEN

    01/02/2016 12:23:21 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 65 replies
    Vice ^ | December 24, 2015 | Antonio Moore
    African-American males are only six percent of the United States population, but comprise nearly 70 percent of the players in the National Football League. When we focus on the sport's high collision positions, the number of African Americans playing by percentage rises substantially. Nearly 30 percent of white NFL players are kickers, punters, or quarterbacks, all positions that have a much lower chance of being involved in concussion-causing collisions. With nearly 1,200 of the NFL's 1,700 players being black, football's concussion problem is also clearly a racial problem. For decades, young black men have laid themselves on the line for...
  • Michael Jordan remains top-ranked athlete in history by Harris Poll

    12/30/2015 11:23:26 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 31, 2015 | DARREN ROVELL
    Six years after it asked America who the best athletes of all-time were, the Harris Poll released its most recent results on Wednesday, and there's at least one constant: Michael Jordan. Jordan was once again on top of the survey, followed by Babe Ruth and Muhammad Ali, who each moved up one spot from their 2009 rankings. Tiger Woods, who in 2009 held the No. 2 spot, fell to No. 8. Rounding out the top five were Serena Williams, who wasn't ranked six years ago, and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who jumped from No. 8 to No. 5.
  • Kobe Bryant to retire after this season

    11/29/2015 4:31:34 PM PST · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    Kobe Bryant announced Sunday on the Players' Tribune website that he will retire after this season, saying "this season is all I have left to give." In a piece entitled "Dear Basketball," the 37-year-old Bryant wrote that the sport of basketball "gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream and I'll always love you for it."
  • Doug Flutie's parents die on same day

    11/18/2015 4:45:14 PM PST · by fhayek · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/18/2015 | ESPN.com news services
    Doug Flutie's parents both passed away within an hour of each other Wednesday after being married for 56 years, the former NFL quarterback said on Facebook. Flutie said that his father, Dick, had been ill and died of a heart attack in the hospital. Less than an hour later, Dick Flutie's wife, Joan, suddenly had a heart attack and also passed away. "They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it," Flutie said. "I would like to honor my parents for all that they did throughout my and my brothers' and sister's lives. My parents were...
  • High school football player penalized for pointing to sky after touchdown October 26, 2015

    10/27/2015 9:34:39 AM PDT · by bushwon · 71 replies
    Eagnews.org ^ | October 26 | Victor Skinner
    MEXICO, N.Y. Mexico High School quarterback Dante Turo believes its God who gives him the strength and abilities to be successful on the football field. The junior team leader often points skyward after big plays as a tribute to the Almighty, and his 73-yard run for a touchdown against Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Oct. 17 was no exception, Syracuse.com reports. The solemn celebration, however, apparently didnt sit well with one referee, who flagged the teen for unsportsmanlike conduct and assessed a 15-yard penalty that ultimately cost his team the game. I was just trying to give glory to God, Turo told the...
  • Lamar Odom had cocaine in system, track marks on arm

    10/14/2015 10:48:53 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 93 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/14/2015 | Laura Italiano
    Former NBA star-turned-reality star Lamar Odom had cocaine in his system and track marks on one arm following his sex-and-drugs binge at a Vegas brothel, according to new reports. Sources described as hospital witnesses told TMZ that doctors found evidence Odom had used cocaine and intravenous drugs. Fluid in his lungs may have been the result of crack cocaine use, according to people in Odoms camp who spoke to his doctors, the website reported. News of the hard drugs compounds previous reports that Odom had an open bottle of cognac at his side and had been taking herbal Viagra when...
  • Lamar Odom Reportedly Found Unconscious at Nevada Brothel

    10/13/2015 6:31:52 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 80 replies
    Variety ^ | OCTOBER 13, 2015 | Alex Stedman
    Lamar Odom has reportedly been hospitalized after being found unconscious at a Nevada brothel. According to TMZ, the former NBA player and star of E!s Khloe and Lamar reality series was found unconscious at Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nev., after multiple days of partying. He was apparently intubated at the hospital, an indication that he was not able to breathe on his own. He will reportedly be airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital for further treatment. Odom, the ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian, previously went missing two years ago after a drug-fueled bender at a Los Angeles hotel. He also...
  • Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers appears to take a jab at Seahawk Russell Wilson (Mocks God)

    09/21/2015 7:10:22 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 62 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 09/21/2015 | Bob Condotta
    Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers insisted throughout the week that he wouldnt be thinking about anything that had happened in past games with the Seattle Seahawks as the two teams prepared for a rematch. But after the Packers beat the Seahawks 27-17 in Green Bay Sunday night, Rodgers made a comment that appeared to show some of the history with the Seahawks was on his mind. Specifically, comments Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson made after the NFC Championship game crediting the Seahawks comeback to God. Asked after the game a question about the Packers have been able to create and deal...
  • Former Olympian Saves 8-Year-Old Boy From Pit Bull Attack

    09/21/2015 6:38:53 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 33 replies
    cbslocal ^ | 21 Sept 2015 | Vince Gerasole
    U.S. on the 1992 Olympic boxing team; Every time hed reach, Id counter, he said. He had my hand in his mouth. At one point, Nicholson said he was down on one knee, choking the dog. Nicholson suffered bites to his legs, stomach, and hands. He was strong as hell, Nicholson said.
  • Ex-NBA Commish David Stern Is Being Urged to Run for NYC Mayor

    08/19/2015 5:15:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/19 | Richard Johnson
    Friends of former NBA Commissioner David Stern are urging him to run for mayor in 2017, now that Mayor de Blasio is looking less likely to be re-elected to a second term. Stern, a lifelong Democrat who has regularly contributed to the party, will be retired for two years in February. Hes pretty bored, said one source. Hes always been interested in politics, and hes always been interested in running for office.
  • Tebowmania takes over Lincoln Financial Field

    08/18/2015 4:51:36 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 08/16/2015 | David Murphy,
    WHEN YOU listen to Tim Tebow talk about his love for the game of football, it is hard not to feel like a soulless wretch for all of those years you rooted against him. When he looks into your eyes, you reflexively shrink away, as if he is peering into the darkest part of you. It feels as if he knows, as if the snark still echoes in his ears, as if he can still hear the cry of your cold heart as it begs the Steelers to win the toss in overtime. You want him to hug you and...
  • Frank Gifford, New York Giants legend and husband to Kathy Lee Gifford, dead at 84

    08/09/2015 11:59:08 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 94 replies
    Legendary New York Giants star Frank Gifford, the pro Football Hall of Famer who transferred smoothly to the announcers booth after retiring, died Sunday morning. He was 84.
  • At 14th Maccabi games, Jewish athletes proudly compete where Nazis once reigned

    08/03/2015 11:30:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/03/2015 | MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
    The head of the British delegation says it was special for so many Jews to open the games in the Nazi-built stadium where Adolf Hitler made his speeches. The 14th European Maccabi Games are in full swing in Berlin as thousands of Jewish athletes and their supporters have come together for a bit of friendly competition in the German capital. This year's game is special, however, because it's one of the largest gatherings of Jews in Germany since World War II. It's even more historic because the games take place at the Nazi-built Olympiastadion, location of the 1936 Olympics, from...
  • Vin Baker blew $100 million, now working at Starbucks.

    08/01/2015 4:26:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    ThyBlackMan ^ | July 29, 2015 | Dr. Boyce Watkins, founder, Your Black World Coalition
    If there is any story on this blog that youre going to grow tired of reading, its the one about the former NBA or NFL athlete who is now broke and living with his mama. These stories are everywhere, and it has people wondering if the Harvard-educate d financial managers being employed by professional sports leagues are actually helping these guys protect their wealth or if the players are being chewed up and spit out by people who could care less about them. But were all responsible for our outcomes, and when we read stories like this one, we have...
  • Brett Favre returns to Lambeau for Packers Hall of Fame

    07/19/2015 6:01:05 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 9 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | July 18, 2015 | By GENARO C. ARMAS
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Brett Favre headed up the Lambeau Field tunnel, a path that he had walked dozens of times. He turned left at the end, and then walked through a set of double doors. The Green Bay Packers' locker room was just down the hall on the right. And that's when it finally it him. He was back at his football home.
  • Raiders QB great Stabler passes away at 69

    07/09/2015 3:26:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 9, 2015 | By Vic Tafur
    Kenny The Snake Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl title in 1977, died Thursday at the age of 69. Stabler led Alabama to an 11-0 record in 1966 before turning pro. From 1968-75, the Oakland Raiders played in six AFL/AFC title games and lost each one of them to the eventual Super Bowl champion.
  • CONFIRMED: Kenny Stabler Passes Away

    07/09/2015 4:28:54 PM PDT · by boycott · 51 replies
    local15tv.com ^ | July 9 2015
    UPDATE: Kenny Stabler's ex-wife Rose Stabler confirms to Local 15 News that Kenny has passed away at the age of 69. ORIGINAL STORY Tuscaloosa News reported former Alabama star quarterback and Foley native Kenny Stabler's death and has since retracted the story, saying Stabler's death is unconfirmed. Local 15 News also reported this news at 5 p.m. after reaching out to the head of the Kenny Stabler's former foundation. A representative from the foundation tells Local 15 Stabler did die from prostate cancer. We will continue to stay on top of this developing story.
  • Russell Wilson Says He and Ciara Will Practice Abstinence Until Marriage

    07/07/2015 2:36:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Sigh ... this is a thing now, people. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was part of a recent public Q&A session at The Rock Church with pastor Miles McPherson, a man who spent four seasons as a defensive back for the Chargers. The topic of Wilson's personal life came up specifically, his girlfriend Ciara, who happens to be a critically acclaimed recording artist. Wilson, a man of strong faith, told McPherson a story about telling a friend that Ciara was the girl he wanted to be with before he ever met her. The discussion about his personal life continued with...
  • Carli Lloyd Nets Hat Trick in 16 Minutes vs. Japan in Women's World Cup Final

    07/05/2015 5:02:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | Jul 5, 2015 | Kyle Newport
    Playing in a big game, United States women's national team star Carli Lloyd was ready for the spotlight yet again. Lloyd got the United States off to a fast start in the Women's World Cup final against Japan, scoring two goals in the first five minutes. ... Lauren Holiday joined the fun with a goal in the 14th minute, but moments later, Lloyd struck again. This time, it was on an unbelievable shot from near midfield. ... With her third goal of the match, Lloyd became the first American to record a hat trick in the Women's World Cup final
  • Tiger Woods' Free-Fall Going Faster by the Round

    06/18/2015 11:42:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 85 replies
    ESPN ^ | 6/18
    Maybe there was a time you figured the artist formerly known as Tiger Woods had earned his own demise, that he had this coming to him all along. Maybe you thought he deserved to suffer on the golf course after the scandal, and after he spent his dynastic years wearing that invisible Do Not Disturb sign while keeping you, the sports fan, as far away as possible on the less fortunate side of the ropes. Maybe you were a blind believer in karma, entrenched enough in the what-goes-around, comes-around crowd to enjoy watching Woods devolve into the worst kind of...
  • Spurs forward Tim Duncan says he lost $25 million to ex-financial adviser

    06/18/2015 7:54:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    SI ^ | June 18, 2015 | Staff
    San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan says he lost about $25 million in investments to a dishonest adviser, but is not a factor in deciding if he will return for a 19th NBA season. Earlier this year, Duncan sued Charles Banks, his former financial adviser, seeking more than $1 million in damages after Duncan says that Banks took Duncan's $7.5 million investment in his company, Gameday Entertainment LLC, and used it for his personal benefit.
  • NBA MVP Stephen Curry: I Knew God Was Preparing Me for a Bigger Stage to Be a Witness for Him

    06/18/2015 9:37:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 06/18/2015 | DEBORAH HAMILTON
    Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors captured their first NBA title since 1975 last night in a 105-97 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Curry and Andre Iguodala, the Finals' MVP who called the Warriors a "team of believers" in post-game interviews, teamed up for 50 points, while the Cavs' LeBron James added 32. Even after the greatest achievement in basketball, Curry knows there's a much bigger prize in life, long after the buzzer sounds. In 2013, Curry talked to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for the March issue of its bi-monthly magazine, writing that his faith identifies him more...
  • 9 Internet Memes That Clown LeBron James After NBA Finals Loss

    06/17/2015 6:00:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 17, 2015
    The internet seems to love to hate on LeBron James especially after losing in the NBA Finals. Not to rub salt into fresh wounds but some of these were just too good to pass up. Plus, they are all in good fun. Go Warriors. #DubNation
  • WNBA suspends Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson for seven games

    05/15/2015 6:12:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    CBSSports.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | Marty Gitlin
    The WNBA has suspended All-Stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson for seven games each after their domestic violence arrests in April, per Associated Press. The two were arrested on suspicion of assault after a fight in the home they recently purchased. They were married last week in Phoenix. WNBA President Laurel J. Richie issued the following statement in regard to the incident.
  • Yogi Berra at 90: Quips and quotes from a Yankees icon

    05/12/2015 3:03:32 PM PDT · by TBP · 34 replies
    USA Today | May 12, 2015 | Josh Peter
    Happy 90th birthday to the great Yogi Berra, Hall of Famer player, coach, and manager, wit and occasional philosopher. Unfortunately, since USA Today is Gannett, link only. Doesn't mean I can't comment.
  • Is It Time For MLB To Go Tobacco-Free?

    05/10/2015 2:39:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | May 9, 2015 | Becki Schildhouse
    One California city is trying to make it happenOn the day Mr. Padre Tony Gwynn should be celebrating his 55th birthday, I was thinking of the best way to pay tribute to the greatest sports figure our city has called our own. While it wont happen today, I think the best thing we can do in his memory is make sure his death teaches us a lesson and ban tobacco in Major League Baseball. Gwynn passed away June 16, 2014 from salivary gland cancer he believes was the result of being a longtime tobacco chewer. Gwynn began his cancer battle...
  • Jay Feely: Tim Tebow Is The Worst Quarterback Ever, But Do The NFL Stats Agree?

    04/23/2015 9:19:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 230 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 04/23/2015
    According to Jay Feely, Tim Tebow is a great man and a great competitor, but Feely still believes Tebow is the “worst quarterback” ever. But do Tebow’s stats agree with that assessment? In a related report by the Inquisitr, in the past some have claimed that Tebow was “blackballed” from the NFL due to Christian beliefs, not NFL stats. At the same time, Joe Theismann insists Tim “can’t throw the football” and referee Jim Daopoulus once used Tebow as an example of the uncatchable rule. Rush Limbaugh might agree that more men like Tebow are needed in the NFL, but...
  • Former Bear Doug Buffone found dead at home

    04/20/2015 12:52:14 PM PDT · by Borges · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/20/2015 | Peter Nickeas
    Former Chicago Bear Doug Buffone, the all-time leader in games played for the organization, has died in his Chicago home at the age of 70, police said. Paramedics were called to his home in the 1200 block of West Lexington Street around 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to police and fire officials. He was dead on the scene, they said.
  • Lauren Hill dies after fighting tumor to play college hoops

    04/10/2015 6:33:35 AM PDT · by bgill · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Apr. 10, 2015 | Joe Kay
    Lauren Hill spent her final year polishing a layup and inspiring others to live fully. She succeeded at both as she fought an inoperable brain tumor. The 19-year-old freshman basketball player at Mount St. Joseph University died at a hospital Friday morning, the co-founder of her nonprofit foundation told The Associated Press. "Through Lauren's fundraising and advocacy efforts, she not only became a spotlight on the lack of funding for cancer research, but she most certainly has become a beacon guiding researchers for years to come," The Cure Starts Now co-founder Brooke Desserich said.
  • 75-year-old Jack Nicklaus hit a hole in one at the Masters par-3 contest (Video)

    04/08/2015 2:51:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Tony Manfred
    The legend, Jack Nicklaus, at age 75, showed why he's the greatest of all time, draining a hole in one on the fourth hole of the Masters par-3 contest at Augusta National on Wednesday. Here's the full video. The Golden Bear has still got it!
  • USA Today Probes: 'Too Many White Guys' on Wisconsin Basketball Team?

    04/08/2015 4:15:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 04/06/2015 | Tim Graham
    Racially obsessed USA Today on Friday wrote this headline: Wisconsin doesn't hide from 'white guys' reputation. Josh Peter assembled current and former Badger players, former assistant coaches, and authorities on the African-American experience to answer: Why is the Badgers' roster predominantly white? When the Final Four is played Saturday in Indianapolis, all five starters for Kentucky, Duke and Michigan State will be African American. Wisconsin's starting lineup, by contrast, includes one African American, forward Nigel Hayes. The average Division I men's basketball team this season includes nine African-American players and four white players, according to data provided by the NCAA....
  • Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland stabbed at club; two Atlanta Hawks arrested in aftermath

    04/08/2015 6:11:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 8, 2015 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    A former member of the New York Knicks now playing for the Indiana Pacers was stabbed in the abdomen and his wife slashed during an argument at 1 OAK club in Chelsea early Wednesday, cop sources said. Chris Copelands attacker was arrested, and two members of the Atlanta Hawks, Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha, were also booked, for trying to prevent police from setting up a crime scene, the sources said.
  • Deion Sanders reminds Deion Sanders Jr. that he's rich as hell and should stop complaining

    04/04/2015 2:11:56 AM PDT · by Hugin · 51 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/3/15 | Rodger Sherman
    So when Deion Jr. tweeted this: Gotta get the hood doughnuts almost every morning. If my doughnuts don't come in a plain white box, I don't want them! Deion Sanders Jr (@DeionSandersJr) April 2, 2015 Deion clapped back: @DeionSandersJr you're a Huxtable with a million $ trust fund stop the hood stuff! Lololol. Son. #Truth Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) April 2, 2015
  • Eddie LeBaron, 85, starred at UOP and in NFL

    04/02/2015 11:51:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The Sacremento Bee ^ | April 2, 2015 | Andy Furillo
    Eddie LeBaron, the College Football Hall of Fame quarterback at the University of the Pacific who went on to a lengthy pro career, died Wednesday in Stockton, the university announced. He was 85. University officials said Mr. LeBaron, who also worked as a lawyer in Sacramento for nine years before retiring in 1997, died of natural causes ... Drafted by the Washington Redskins, Mr. LeBaron played seven years in the nations capital and four with the Dallas Cowboys. He also played one season with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League ...
  • NCAA Worried Gay Basketballers Wont Be Able to Buy Wedding Cakes from Christian Bakeries in Indiana

    03/27/2015 12:26:12 PM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 27, 2015 | by Daniel Greenfield
    How can they possibly play the Final Four without the assurance that they can violate the religious freedom of Christian bakers and florists in Indiana? With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people. The law would prohibit state and local laws that substantially burden the ability of people including businesses and associations to follow their religious beliefs. The NCAA offices are located in Indianapolis, and...
  • Chuck Bednarik, Hall-of-Fame Linebacker, Dies at 89

    03/21/2015 7:01:09 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    Chuck Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the last great two-way NFL players, has died. He was 89. A star linebacker and center, Bednarik helped the Philadelphia Eagles win the 1960 NFL championship, tackling Green Bays Jim Taylor on the final play to seal the victory. The top overall pick in the 1949 draft out of Penn, he spent 14 seasons as one of the toughest and most feared players in the game.
  • Pete Rose petitions commissioner

    03/16/2015 5:01:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 109 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | 3/16/2015 | Mark Saxon
    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says he has received a formal request from Pete Rose asking that his lifetime ban be lifted and that he will consider the all-time hits leader's request "on its merits." "I want to make sure I understand all of the details of the Dowd Report and Commissioner [Bart] Giamatti's decision and the agreement that was ultimately reached," Manfred said after a meeting with Los Angeles Dodgers players in Arizona on Monday morning. "I want to hear what Pete has to say, and I'll make a decision once I've done that." Rose's...
  • Kareem the Dream? WashPost Lauds NBA Legend's 'Vital, Dynamic' Liberal Voice on Race and Islam

    03/02/2015 7:44:41 AM PST · by Maceman · 27 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | March 1, 2015 | Time Graham
    274 shares The Sunday Washington Post boosted NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as a writer for Time magazine and a new kind of public intellectual. So whats a little funny by the time you read through this puff piece is this: Where are the actual quotes from his political and religious commentary? There arent any. Post reporter Geoff Edgers wrote under the headline Showtime for a mover and a Laker. One reason they're so positive? Abdul-Jabbar is arguing that you can't blame Islam for radical Islamist terrorism, that ISIS is to Muslims what the KKK is to Christians. See more at:http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2015/03/01/kareem-vs-islamophobes?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=marketing&utm_term=facebook&utm_content=facebook&utm_campaign=kareem-wapo#sthash.9GSZ5GgK.dpuf...
  • PGA Golfer Dan Olsen: Tiger Woods Suspended For Failed Drug Test [audio link]

    03/01/2015 2:18:21 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 57 replies
    the game 730 ^ | 3-1-15 | Dan Olsen
    This guy is a bit of a crack pot, but I've suspected this. Funny either way, and we'll see if anything else comes from this. Michael Jordan and his playing baseball comes to mind.
  • Lance Armstrong Forced to Pay 6.5m to SCA Promotions for Lying about using Performance ....

    02/16/2015 11:07:39 AM PST · by Cecily · 54 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | February 16, 2015 | Tom Cary
    Lance Armstrong has been ordered to pay $10 million (£6.5m) to SCA Promotions, the Dallas-based company that paid him around $12m in bonuses during his career. Armstrong won seven Tour de France titles between 1999 and 2005 before being stripped of all of them in 2012 for doping. The dispute with SCA dates back to 2005 when the firm withheld bonuses due to concerns that the Texan had cheated. SCA eventually reached an out-of-court settlement with Armstrong, paying him $9.5m plus $2.5m in costs. After ­Armstrong’s cheating was exposed, SCA sued to get its money back. The company has a separate...