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  • 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?"
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Trump fires back at LeBron James after NBA star accuses president of dividing nation

    08/04/2018 9:05:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 4, 2018 | Dave Boyer
    “Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon,” Mr. Trump tweeted late Friday night. “He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!” “Mike” was an apparent reference to retired NBA legend Michael Jordan. In an interview with Mr. Lemon on CNN, Mr. James said he feels that the president is “using sports to kinda divide us.”
  • CNN Pits Lebron James Against Trump

    08/03/2018 12:54:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | August 3, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Pro basketball legend LeBron James was interviewed on "CNN Tonight" on July 30. Host Don Lemon warmly congratulated him for opening a school for 240 at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. If only it could've ended there, focused just on that. But you knew it wouldn't. Because, as they say, "This ... is CNN." It was expected that Lemon would encourage James to trash President Trump, because that's what CNN does, hour by hour, minute by minute. James said that during his childhood, he came to a better understanding of white people through sports. He said: "When you're...
  • WWE wrestler Kane elected mayor of Knox County, Tennessee

    08/02/2018 9:29:39 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 48 replies
    new york daily news ^ | Aug 02, 2018 | KATE FELDMAN
    From Wrestlemania to the mayor’s house. Glenn Jacobs, better known by his WWE name “Kane,” was elected the mayor of Knox County, Tennessee Thursday, beating Democratic contender Linda Haney. The 51-year-old former wrestler, who was listed at 7’0” and 323 pounds at his peak as the Big Red Machine, considers himself a “Reagan Republican.” He listed seven goals on his campaign website: a commitment to keeping taxes low, a renewed focus on quality of education, continuing to attract new jobs to the area, improvement of roads and infrastructure, “full and absolute transparency,” safer communities and “a fresh outlook on limited...
  • Ray Lewis was a Hall of Famer on the field but had many questions away from it

    08/02/2018 5:59:41 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 11 replies
    Yardbarker ^ | 8-2-18 | Chris Mueller
    Ray Lewis, first-ballot Hall-of-Famer. As a lifelong Pittsburgh resident and Steelers fan, typing that phrase makes me queasy and stokes a sort of involuntary rage tic. But Lewis is a deserving first-ballot choice: a man who transcended arguably the most macho position in the most macho sport for the better part of two decades. Framing Lewis strictly in terms of what he did between the lines would not be an appropriate reflection on his career, however, because for many fans, what happened outside of them defines him just as much, if not more. No reflection on Lewis’ career is comprehensive...
  • Boy Named Clark Kent Beats Md. Native Michael Phelps’ Record

    08/02/2018 5:37:33 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 7 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 7/31/2018 | Staff
    <p>His name is Clark Kent Apuada. And of course, they call him “Superman.”</p> <p>Over the weekend, Clark competed at the Far West International Championship in California, where he won the 100-meter butterfly in 1:09:38.</p> <p>That’s more than second better than the 100-meter butterfly record that Phelps set at the championship in 1995.</p>
  • Air Force defensive back is 1st openly gay player at a service academy

    07/30/2018 1:58:57 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 44 replies
    Starts and Stripes ^ | 28 July 2018 | Jeremy Gottlieb
    Bradley Kim, a defensive back at the Air Force Academy, announced on Friday that he is gay. Kim, who shared his story on his Instagram account and through an interview with OutSports, is the first active player at a service academy to publicly come out. "The biggest reason I want to share this is to be able to reach people who are in similar situations struggling with the same things I have struggled with," Kim told OutSports. "I want to be that example for kids that you can be gay, you can pursue your dreams, and you can have an...
  • Star wrestler loses scholarship to Cal Poly SLO after anti-gay slur

    07/19/2018 4:28:02 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 19, 2018 | David Curran
    A star California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo wrestling recruit had his scholarship rescinded after being caught on video yelling an anti-gay slur at a rally in Modesto, California.
  • Former Anaheim Ducks Goaltender Ray Emery Dies at 35

    07/15/2018 7:22:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/15/2018 | Kristina Bravo
    Officials investigating a possible drowning in Ontario, Canada said they found the body of former Anaheim Ducks goalie Ray Emery on Sunday. He was 35, police said. The athlete was reported missing just after 6 a.m. in the Hamilton Ontario harbor, according to Hamilton police.
  • Ex-coach: Former NBA player Tyler Honeycutt dies in suicide

    07/07/2018 3:40:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    A former coach and family friend says onetime Sacramento Kings and UCLA basketball player Tyler Honeycutt was found dead after a standoff with Los Angeles police.
  • Ex-Athlete Said He Was Going To "Kill Somebody", Ran Over Man, 2 Sons

    06/26/2018 7:06:30 AM PDT · by BBell · 30 replies
    The intentional hit-and-run left Pedro Aguerreberry, 42, dead, and his two sons hospitalized, police said.On Sunday, a Tampa, Florida, father took his two young sons to spend the afternoon riding bicycles. Pedro Aguerreberry towed his 3-year-old, Bennett, in a trailer and Lucas, 8, rode his bike behind them. The three were wearing helmets and on a marked bike path when a man plowed a burgundy Dodge Caliber into the family, police said. The intentional hit-and-run left Pedro Aguerreberry, 42, dead, and his two sons hospitalized, police said. Mikese Morse, 30, a former track star and United States Olympic Trials qualifier,...