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  • Transgender Woman Becomes First Ever World Champion in Women’s Cycling

    10/15/2018 5:29:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 14, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Dr. Rachel McKinnon became the first ever transgender world champion in a womens cycling event this weekend. She whooped them little girls. Rachel McKinnon is standing in the middle of the photo. The other thing that makes this incident particularly interesting is that McKinnon believes that men who identity as women should not be required to take testosterone suppressing hormones (let alone have gender reassignment surgery) in order to participate in women’s athletic competitions.
  • BIOLOGICAL MALE WINS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN WOMEN’S CYCLING

    10/14/2018 3:55:53 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 106 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3:10 PM 10/14/2018 | Peter Hasson | Reporter
    A biological male who identifies as a transgender woman won a women’s world championship cycling event on Sunday. Rachel McKinnon, a professor at the College of Charleston, won the women’s 35-39 age bracket at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles. McKinnon, representing Canada, bested Carolien Van Herrikhuyzen of the Netherlands and American cyclist Jennifer Wagner to take home the gold. McKinnon celebrated the victory on Twitter, writing: “First transgender woman world champion…ever.”
  • Tiger Roars Again: Tearful Woods, 42, Wins His First Tournament For Five Years After Injuries...

    09/24/2018 7:12:20 AM PDT · by truthkeeper · 47 replies
    MailOnline and Associated Press ^ | September 23, 2018 | Derek Lawrenson
    Tiger Woods has staged one of the greatest comebacks from injury and controversy in sport by winning his first PGA tournament in five years. The former World Number One roared to victory at the FedEx Tour Championships in Georgia on Sunday night in front of thousands of fans. A huge crowd ran up the fairway and swamped the 18th green in frantic scenes in a bid to watch Woods sink the last putt of his round, and end his title drought. Woods, who has battled back from a crippling back injury and dealt with the backlash from a DUI arrest,...
  • ‘Fighting Sexism’ Is A Preposterous Cover For Serena Williams’ Entitled Tantrum

    ---SNIP--- If Serena wants to turn a tennis match into WrestleMania, more power to her. The real issue came when Serena went to the podium after losing the match and proclaimed her Tasmanian devil meltdown was her “fighting for women’s rights.” She wasn’t fighting for anything except her right to be a jerk. Serena has a loving husband and newborn baby. Although she grew up in notoriously rough Compton, California, she rose to the highest levels of athletic achievement and is now worth $180 million. She is the wealthiest female athlete in the history of the world. Her face is...
  • Colin Kaepernick to be inducted into his high school's inaugural hall of fame class

    09/13/2018 6:38:18 AM PDT · by ETL · 22 replies
    YahooSports ^ | Sept 12, 2018 | Ben Rohrbach
    When Turlock, California’s Pitman High School was coming up with a list for its inaugural athletic hall of fame class, it probably didn’t take long before they got to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Twelve years after he graduated from Pitman, five years after he led the San Francisco 49ers to within inches of a Super Bowl title and one year after GQ named him its Citizen of the Year for his highly publicized social activism, Kaepernick will headline his prep alma mater’s first hall of fame class. Kaepernick is expected to attend the ceremony along with eight other inductees...
  • Serena Williams unleashes furious rant at umpire as she loses US Open 2018 final to Naomi Osaka

    09/08/2018 3:07:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Telegraph ^ | September 8, 2018 | Charlie Eccleshare
    Serena Williams given warning for coaching, which she fiercely disputes A code violation then brings about a point penalty Williams unleashes a volley of abuse and is given a game penalty for verbal abuse Osaka holds her nerve to win 6-2, 6-4 for first major title
  • Former Cowboys RB Joseph Randle arrested, charged with rape

    09/07/2018 10:37:35 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 41 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 9-7-2018 | Marc Lancaster
    Joseph Randle was arrested early Friday morning in Wichita, Kansas, and charged with rape, the latest run-in with authorities for the former Cowboys running back. Online records show Randle, 26, was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail at 3:43 a.m. and charged with rape and a probation violation. There was no bond listed for either charge. The Wichita Eagle noted Randle was sentenced to five years' probation in June after being found guilty of aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, criminal threat and marijuana possession. That conviction stemmed from a 2016 incident in which Randle intentionally backed into three people with his...
  • Ex-NFL player and Trump Jr. hunting partner Jason Hairston found dead

    09/07/2018 8:55:51 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/07/18 | Aris Folley
    Former San Francisco 49er Jason Hairston was found dead in his California home this week. The former NFL linebacker, who joined Donald Trump Jr. on a hunting trips just weeks ago, was confirmed dead by his hunting gear company, KUIU, on Wednesday. “We are shocked and saddened to announce the tragic passing of KUIU founder Jason Hairston. His legacy lives on in KUIU’s spirit of relentless innovation,” the company said on Twitter. The company later revealed on its website that Hairston took his own life. “He is survived by his wife Kirstyn and 2 children,” KUIU wrote. “The family has...
  • JJ Watt raises record $41.6 million for Hurricane Harvey recovery effort

    08/27/2018 3:05:15 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    The foundation of Houston Texans star JJ Watt on Monday said it has raised $41.6 million for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, making its crowd-sourced fundraiser the largest in history. Watt in a statement said the millions of dollars have been used to fix and rebuild more than 600 homes and 420 childhood centers in the Houston area. The funds have also been used to distribute more than 26,000 meals and provide health care to more than 6,500 people. It has been one year since the category 4 hurricane made landfall at Houston, inflicting $125 billion in damage. Watt said on...
  • Tiger Woods Defends President Trump, Won’t Talk About Race Relations

    08/26/2018 6:29:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | 8/26/18 | Dylan Gwynn
    The sports media attempted to draw Tiger Woods into the ongoing feud between NFL and NBA players on Sunday, after Woods wrapped up his final round at the US PGA Northern Trust tournament, in New Jersey.However, the 14-time major winner declined to get involved. Woods was first asked about his personal relationship with President Trump, and whether he would describe it as “personal or professional.”“Well, I’ve known Donald for a number of years,” Woods replied. “We’ve played golf together. We’ve had dinner together. I’ve known him pre-presidency and obviously during his presidency.”Then, however, the reporter asked what he clearly wanted to...
  • A tale of two pitches

    08/20/2018 8:38:39 AM PDT · by Beckwith · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/20/2018 | beckwith
    OK, which pitcher throw "like a girl?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJQmbpofFPE
  • Serena Williams says Colin Kaepernick would win a Super Bowl ring if he ever got back in NFL

    08/16/2018 7:48:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 16, 2018 | Kevin Skiver
    Serena Williams is already among the best athletes of all time, so if she says she spots a winner, it's hard to ignore her. In an interview with Time magazine, Williams singled out former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as someone who could get a Super Bowl ring -- if he were given an opportunity. Kaepernick is in the midst of a collusion grievance against NFL owners, in which he says that there has been a concerted effort to keep him out of an NFL uniform due to his protest against racial equality by kneeling during the national anthem. The form...
  • Politicians, Media Unfairly Single Out Football's Concussion Risk

    08/07/2018 11:07:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2018 | John R. Lott Jr
    With the pro-football season starting this coming week for most teams, media outlets have returned to their steady drumbeat about concussions. Despite the excitement of kickoff returns, college football has bowed to pressure with a new rule this year to discourage kickoff returns.  But if the media really cares about concussions, they shouldn't be singling out this uniquely American sport.Women’s soccer players suffer a higher concussion rate than do male football players. A woman's soccer player who plays 10,000 games or practices would on average suffer 6.3 concussions. Compare that to 6.1 for men's football. But men’s wrestling and hockey have...
  • How the Pink Tax Affects Female Runners

    08/07/2018 8:19:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Runner's World ^ | August 6, 2018 | Kiera Carter
    You know how good a cool shower feels when you come home from a long, sweaty run? Well that shampoo and body wash you love so much could be costing you more if you’re using products marketed towards women—a price discrimination commonly referred to as the “pink tax.” Research confirms this is a real thing. The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) compared the cost of various products sold throughout New York City and found a stark difference between the cost of products marketed to men and those marketed to women. And a 2010 Consumer Reports study found...
  • Ray Lewis claims crime dropped in Baltimore after he joined Ravens

    08/06/2018 5:24:10 AM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Sporting News ^ | August 4, 2018 | Gabe Fernandez
    This wasn't the first time Lewis had claimed a correlation between crime with football. In 2011, when NFL owners locked out the players, he told ESPN he believed crime would increase if the lockout lasted into the regular season. "Do this research if we don’t have a season — watch how much evil, which we call crime, watch how much crime picks up if you take away our game,” Lewis said.
  • The 98 Year Old Pro Bowler

    08/06/2018 7:05:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    .fourstateshomepage.com ^ | 08/03/2018 | Ashley Godwin
    A local woman is has been working on her 7-1 split --- thankfully it's not a difficult stretch. It's bowling and she's been perfecting her follow through for 43 years -- since she was 55. Her name is Avis and, now, she's 98 years old! She is the one her league counts on, and after all these years, she isn't stopping anytime soon. "I was 55 when I first started bowling,” says Avis Stiles, "that makes what, 43 years!" Now, a solid figure on Mercy Joplin's Prestige League, Avis Bowls for the company and good times. "We can kid each...
  • Michael Jordan Says He Supports LeBron James After Donald Trump Ripped Lakers SF

    08/04/2018 2:23:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | August 4, 2018 | MIKE CHIARI
    Basketball legend Michael Jordan voiced his support for LeBron James on Saturday after President Donald Trump posted a critical tweet regarding the Los Angeles Lakers superstar. According to Geoff Bennett of NBC News, Jordan released a statement through a spokesperson that read, "I support LJ. He's doing an amazing job for his community." On Friday night, Trump questioned James' intelligence and suggested he preferred Jordan: @realDonaldTrump LeBron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike! Jordan was the latest in a long line...
  • Astro Star Alex Bregman Rips Donald Trump Over Attack on LeBron James

    08/04/2018 12:58:49 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    12 UP ^ | August 4, 2018 | Nate Puciato
    Not the right time to tell Alex Bregman to stick to sports, Houston and LSU fans. Not if our President won't stick to politics.
  • Kevin McHale's presence at Donald Trump's Minnesota rally causes an NBA stir

    08/04/2018 12:55:05 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | June 21, 2018 | Ben Rohrbach
    There, in the crowd at President Donald Trump’s rally in Duluth, Minn., was NBA legend Kevin McHale.
  • Why LeBron Can Say Whatever He Wants About Politics

    08/04/2018 12:26:56 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 39 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | July 31, 2018 | Perry Bacon, Jr.
    LeBron James attended a Cleveland campaign rally for Hillary Clinton in 2016 even though she was likely to lose his home state of Ohio. After Donald Trump’s election, James repeatedly blasted the president. When Laura Ingraham said James should “shut up and dribble,” he rebutted the Fox News host by saying he had never heard of her before her remark. And now this: On Monday, James wouldn’t rule out running for president in 2020. James began to get involved in political issues during the Obama years — publicly backing the first African-American president and the Black Lives Matter movement, for...