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  • MLB hitters have hit more home runs in 2019 than any other season

    09/12/2019 9:32:20 AM PDT · by DFG · 145 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 09/11/2019 | Mark Townsend
    Major League Baseball’s remarkable home run surge has led to countless records being broken this season. Now the biggest one has fallen. When Jonathan Villar of the Baltimore Orioles launched a three-run home run during Wednesday’s 7-3 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was No. 6,106 hit across MLB this season. That breaks the previous record of 6,105 hit in 2017.
  • CNN Analyst: To Stay 'Viable,' NFL Must 'Encourage' Gays

    09/08/2019 8:23:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 112 replies ^ | 9/8/2019 | Brad Wilmouth
    Brennan responded by talking up the alleged strength of pro-gay sentiments among sports fans: It sure should have changed, Ana, and if the National Football League wants to be viable and wants to retain its spot as the number one pro-league in our country well into this century, it has to accept this and it has to encourage this because those fans who are maybe in their sixties, seventies, eighties who maybe are a little bit more reluctant on this topic, well, they're not going to be around in 20 or 30 years.
  • NBA superstar Kawhi Leonard's sister charged in deadly robbery

    09/07/2019 6:22:14 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    KSAT ^ | September 7, 2019 | KSAT
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. - RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Associated Press) - A relative of NBA star Kawhi Leonard has confirmed his sister is one of two women accused of robbing and killing an elderly woman at a Southern California casino. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports the aunt of 35-year-old Kimesha Williams confirmed Saturday that Williams is the sister of the Los Angeles Clippers forward.

    09/07/2019 6:04:29 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Powerline ^ | 6 Sep 2019 | Paul Miengoff
    Jim Langer died late last month at the age of 71. Langer was the center for the great Miami Dolphins teams of the 1970s, including the unbeaten 1972 team. Langer played defense at South Dakota State. He was not selected in the 1970 draft, which lasted 17 rounds, but he signed with the Cleveland Browns as a free agent. They promptly cut Langer, but Don Shula picked him up and by 1972 he was Miami’s starting center. Langer went on to become an all-pro four times. He played in six pro-bowls. In 1975, he was named Miami’s most valuable player,...
  • Jemele Hill: Black Athletes Need to Leave White Colleges

    09/06/2019 7:43:21 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 47 replies
    Britebart ^ | 9/5/2019 | Warner Todd Huston
    In an article for the Atlantic, “social justice” columnist Jemele Hill advised all black student athletes to leave “white” colleges because of inherent racism.- Snip
  • Ex-NFL star Larry Johnson sounds off on supposed 'effeminate agenda' in two sports leagues

    08/30/2019 10:53:51 AM PDT · by DFG · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/30/2019 | Ryan Gaydos
    Former NFL star Larry Johnson sounded off on social media about a supposed “effeminate agenda” in the NFL and NBA — and he says high-ranking Freemasons are involved. Johnson, who was the premier running back for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2003 to 2009, fired off the series of tweets seemingly out of nowhere. “There is an Effeminate Agenda going on amongst the NBA & NFL elite, peddled by high ranking Masons/handlers to indoctrinate the heterosexual sports world without them knowing, for the buying power of the LGBTQ community,” he started. “….But we not ready to have that conversation yet.”
  • Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect's wife, son and mother-in-law murdered, report says

    08/28/2019 2:02:33 PM PDT · by robowombat · 50 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug. 28, 2019, 10:29 AM CDT | Phil Helsel
    The triple murder victims were all related to Blake Bivens, a minor league player on a Tampa Bay Rays affiliate, according to ESPN. I Aug. 28, 2019, 4:00 AM CDT / Updated Aug. 28, 2019, 10:29 AM CDT By Phil Helsel The wife, child and mother-in-law of a minor league baseball player were allegedly killed in southern Virginia on Tuesday by the player's brother-in-law, according to a report. Matthew Bernard, 19, was apprehended while running around naked following an hourslong manhunt after police discovered the bodies of Emily Bivens, her son Cullen and her mother, who sources told ESPN were...
  • P.K. Subban and Lindsey Vonn Announce Their Engagement

    08/23/2019 11:20:34 AM PDT · by gr8eman · 126 replies
    SI ^ | 8/23/2019 | Dan Gartland
    Devils defenseman P.K. Subban and former Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn are engaged, the couple confirmed to Vogue...
  • XFL reveals names, logos for its eight teams

    08/21/2019 12:57:14 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 92 replies
  • Mariano Rivera fires back after hit piece: 'I respect [Trump]...won't turn my back' on Israel

    07/24/2019 7:56:16 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24 2019 | Caleb Parke
    The Daily Beast published a hit piece on baseball Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera, attacking the New York Yankees legend's "far-right politics." But the outspoken Christian told Fox News "that won't change my position, that won't change my belief." Rivera, the greatest closer of all time, said his faith is "No. 1" in his life and he doubled down on his support for President Trump and the state of Israel. "Mr. President Trump to me, he was a friend of mine before he became president," Rivera told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday. "So, because he's president I will turn my...
  • Another Man Saying He is a Woman Wins Gold In Women’s Weightlifting

    07/16/2019 8:07:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/16/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    This turns out to be a follow-up to a story we started covering back in 2017. At that time, transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand had been cleared by the International Olympic Committee to compete in the upcoming Commonwealth Games, paving the way for a potential Olympic appearance further down the road. Hubbard wound up missing out on that competition due to an elbow injury, but it was still anticipated that the biological male would do quite well in future events, despite having to take testosterone suppressors. Now, less than two years later, Hubbard has struck gold twice...
  • Transgender weightlifter wins two gold medals in women's competition

    07/15/2019 4:16:25 PM PDT · by libstripper · 125 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2019 | Vixtor Morton
    The transgender conquest of women’s sports continued over the weekend as a New Zealand weightlifter took home multiple gold medals at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa. Laurel Hubbard won two gold medals and a silver in the three heavyweight categories, for women weighing more than 87 kilograms, or 192 pounds, finishing first in the snatch-lift and combined categories and second in the clean-and-jerk.
  • Women’s player Allie Long tosses U.S. flag to the ground… Steps on it with Megan Rapinoe

    07/08/2019 6:31:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 105 replies ^ | July 7, 2019 10:13 pm | Kane
    @ALLIE_LONG I understand the excitement of the moment, but please NEVER disrespect the 🇺🇸 flag by dropping it on the ground! — Poetic Spaniard (@PoeticSpaniard) July 7, 2019 It appears that Allie Long wanted both hands free so as to better enact a self congratulatory hands in the air salute. This is unacceptable and demonstrates her priorities and lack of understanding on how one treats the flag. Twitter reaction was highly negative… Women’s national soccer team members Allie Long and Megan Rapinoe stepped on an American flag after Long dropped on the ground as they posed for post-game photos...
  • US soccer star Megan Rapinoe says she's 'not going to the f***g White House' if team wins World Cup

    06/26/2019 8:29:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 171 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/26/2019 | Amir Vera
    American women's soccer co-captain Megan Rapinoe is not planning to go to the White House if the national team wins the World Cup. A reporter from Eight by Eight, a soccer magazine that looks at the sport and its place in culture, asked Rapinoe if she was excited about going to the White House if her team wins the Women's World Cup. "Psssh, I'm not going to the f*****g White House," she fired back before the reporter finished the question. "No. I'm not going to the White House. We're not gonna be invited. I doubt it." The magazine posted the...
  • Performance-enhancing bacteria found in the microbiomes of elite athletes

    06/25/2019 9:37:01 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    Medical xpress ^ | 24 june 2019 | Joslin Diabetes Center
    New research has identified a type of bacteria found in the microbiomes of elite athletes that contributes to improved capacity for exercise. These bacteria, members of the genus Veillonella, are not found in the guts of sedentary people. By taking a closer look at the bacteria, the researchers from Joslin Diabetes Center determined Veillonella metabolizes lactic acid produced by exercise and converts it into propionate, a short chain fatty acid. The human body then utilizes that propionate to improve exercise capacity. The results were reported today in Nature Medicine. The work began in 2015 with fecal samples from Boston Marathon...
  • Three High School Girls File Discrimination Complaint Over Dominating Transgender Athletes

    06/20/2019 7:57:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/20/2019 | BY MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
    Three girls from a Connecticut high school have filed a federal discrimination complaint against a statewide policy on transgender athletes. The girls say that these policies are hurting them; they missed out on top finishes in races and possibly even on college scholarships.The complaint was filed Monday by the conservative Christian law firm Alliance Defending Freedom. Christiana Holcomb, legal counsel for the Alliance, explains in the New York Times: Girls deserve to compete on a level playing field. Women fought long and hard to earn the equal athletic opportunities that Title IX provides. Allowing boys to compete in girls'...
  • Burgess Owens Torches Democrats: Party Of ‘Slavery, KKK, Jim Crow, Killed Over 40% of Black Babies’

    06/20/2019 5:23:47 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 19 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 06/19/2019 | Ryan Saavedra
    Former NFL player Burgess Owens blasted the Democratic Party on Wednesday as he testified to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties on the issue of reparations. “The focus of the discussion was a bill authored by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) that would initiate a study of the issue of reparations and come up with proposals for ‘appropriate remedies’ to slavery and discrimination from 1619 to the present,” The Blaze reported. “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) publicly opposed reparations in comments made Tuesday, saying he doesn't ‘think reparations for something that happened 150...
  • Report: David Ortiz Shot, Wounded In Dominican Republic

    06/09/2019 7:52:50 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 127 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 6/9/2019
    BOSTON (CBS) – David Ortiz has reportedly been shot during a robbery attempt in the Dominican Republic. Ortiz was shot and wounded at an amusement center in Santo Domingo, his father told ESPN’s Enrique Rojas.Ortiz’s condition is not known.
  • Master THIS! Now the O-word makes people 'feel like slaves'

    06/05/2019 6:34:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 6/5/2019 | Joe Kovacs
    As if controversy over the N-word were not enough to get the blood of many Americans boiling, now there’s an uproar over the O-word. And what on earth is the O-word? “Owner.” Apparently the term is too offensive for some in the National Basketball Association, and now there are reports that numerous teams in the NBA have had high-level discussions about moving away from the word “owner.” TMZ Sports says two teams have already implemented that policy. “We’re told the conversations essentially center around the idea that the term, owner — in a league where the majority of the players...
  • Poll: Majority Oppose Transgender Athletes on Opposite-Sex Teams

    06/05/2019 8:55:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 4, 2019 | Matt Margolis
    In his last year in office, Barack Obama unilaterally reinterpreted Title IX in order to bully public schools into letting biological males play on girls' sports teams and use their bathroom and changing facilities or risk losing federal funding. As a result, the issue of biological males who “identify” as female playing on girls sports teams has become an increasing problem, even though Trump officially reversed this guidance in October 2018 . We’ve reported on a number of stories here at PJ Media of biological males who are breaking records by playing on girls' or women’s teams. In April, a...