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  • Few survive after plane carrying Brazilian soccer team crashes

    11/29/2016 6:01:02 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 29 November 2016 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Six people have been pulled out alive from the wreckage of a chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team that crashed in Colombia, killing 75 people, while en route to a championship match, officials said.
  • South Carolina Players Accuse Clemson Players of Using Slurs

    11/27/2016 6:43:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/27
    A brief skirmish between South Carolina and Clemson players broke out on the field before Saturday's game at Memorial Stadium, and Gamecocks players said afterward that it began when a Clemson player shouted a racial slur. The confrontation between the two teams occurred on the field about 80 minutes before the game began, according to The State. South Carolina linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams told reporters that a Clemson player "used the N-word." He said he was unable to identify the player.
  • Biological Male Dominates Women’s Cycling Competition (Sicko BS)

    11/23/2016 6:02:01 AM PST · by Strac6 · 81 replies
    A 36-year-old biological male dominated the women’s division of the El Tour de Tucson last weekend, an annual cycling competition in Arizona that attracts thousands of amateur and professional cyclists. Jillian Bearden — who identifies as a transgender women — won the 106-mile race in 4 hours and 36 minutes, the Arizona Daily Star reported. Bearden finished approximately 25 minutes behind former Mexican Olympian cyclist Hugo Rangel, who took home first place in the men’s division. “It’s absolutely huge,” Bearden told the Daily Star, referring to his victory. “We’re at a moment of time — especially now — where not...
  • Johnny Manziel reaches tentative deal on dismissal of domestic assault case

    11/17/2016 2:02:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Brittany Dunn, a spokeswoman for Dallas County prosecutors, said she couldn't comment because the case was still pending. Manziel, who will turn 24 on Dec. 6, left the courtroom on Thursday without responding to questions. He talked on his phone as he walked ahead of reporters and cameramen and before quickly getting in a car driven by Darnell. "He's doing OK," Darnell said. "Tough kid." Judge Roberto Canas met in chambers for about 15 minutes with the defense and prosecutors. Manziel left the meeting after about five minutes and sat alone at the defense table, mostly looking down. The hearing...
  • Three NBA teams reportedly no longer staying in Donald Trump hotels

    11/16/2016 5:11:27 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/16/16 | Larry Brown
    <p>Three NBA teams reportedly are taking a stand against Donald Trump with their own form of protest.</p> <p>According to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein and Zach Lowe, the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have stopped staying in Trump-branded hotels.</p>
  • Sources: 3 NBA teams stop staying at Trump-brand hotels in NYC and Chicago

    11/16/2016 9:57:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 16, 2016 | Marc Stein and Zach Lowe
    At least three NBA teams have stopped staying at Donald Trump-branded hotels this season in part to avoid any implied association with the new president-elect, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away from Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago, which bear Donald Trump's name through a licensing agreement.
  • Sources: 3 NBA teams stop staying at Trump-brand hotels in NYC and Chicago

    At least three NBA teams have stopped staying at Donald Trump-branded hotels this season in part to avoid any implied association with the new president-elect, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away from Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago, which bear Donald Trump's name through a licensing agreement. Sources say that another Eastern Conference team contracted to stay at the Trump SoHo in New York this season has likewise already decided to switch to a different property in Manhattan when its current contract expires at season's...
  • Kaepernick stands behind decision not to vote for president

    11/15/2016 3:10:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 6:05 PM EST | Janie McCauley
    Colin Kaepernick is standing behind his decision not to vote in the presidential election or even register to take part in the democratic process, saying he can effect change in other ways besides through a ballot. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has knelt through the national anthem all season to protest police brutality and the treatment of minorities, drawing criticism and acclaim alike. He took more heat for not voting last week. “I thought a lot of different things about the process and what I could and couldn’t do,” he said Tuesday. “Once again, the system of oppression is what...
  • NFL Superstar Seeks To Quash Sex Tape

    11/15/2016 10:06:44 AM PST · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 11/15/2016 | William Bastone
    NOVEMBER 15--NFL star Von Miller, the reigning Super Bowl MVP, is seeking to quash the distribution of a sex tape that was recorded several months ago while the Denver Broncos linebacker was vacationing in Mexico, The Smoking Gun has learned. Lawyers for the 27-year-old athlete last week petitioned a Los Angeles judge to issue a restraining order barring Miller’s sex partner from selling or commercially exploiting the tape, which the Los Angeles woman filmed with her phone and reportedly offered to sell to Miller for $2.5 million. While the Los Angeles Superior Court action only lists the name “Doe” as...
  • NFL star Mike Evans kneels during anthem to protest Donald Trump

    11/13/2016 6:47:27 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 130 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 13, 2016 | Matt Young
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans, who starred at Texas A&M and Galveston Ball High School, took a knee during the National Anthem before Sunday's game, but he didn't do it for the same reason as some other players in the NFL. Evans explained after the game that he kneeled during the anthem for the first time this season because Donald Trump has been elected president.
  • Sources: Adam Silver sent NBA-wide email to re-emphasize values

    11/12/2016 9:47:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 11, 2016 | Ohm Youngmisuk
    NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent an email to NBA corporate offices worldwide shortly after the presidential election results to reiterate to NBA employees that the league's core values and commitment to equality and diversity haven't changed, sources told ESPN. Sources said that Silver's email was not in any way making a statement about the election results. In the email, Silver assured NBA employees that the league and its players will continue to work in communities to try to find a way to improve lives with the understanding that the nation had just emerged divided from a contentious election, according to...
  • Jalen Rose: NBA players won't visit White House during Trump presidency

    11/11/2016 6:59:03 AM PST · by kevcol · 125 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | November 10th, 2016 | SI wire
    ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose thinks some professional athletes, especially those in the NBA, who are invited to the White House to be recognized for winning championships will skip the festivities because Donald Trump will be president.
  • Trump election angers, disappoints many in sports world

    11/10/2016 9:58:47 PM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    AP ^ | November 10, 2016 | Tim Reynolds
    "I can't say I've ever been ashamed of our country," Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. "Until today." [LeBron] James openly backed Hillary Clinton for president, and it just so happened that he and the Cleveland Cavaliers were at the White House - part of the standard reward for winning a championship - on the same day Trump was. Obama met with Trump in the Oval Office to talk presidential transition as the Cavaliers were getting a tour, then Obama greeted the NBA champions on the South Lawn about two hours later. There was no mention of Trump during...
  • Harvard shuts down soccer team for secretly rating girls(OMG! Locker room talk!)

    11/04/2016 8:30:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/4/2016 | Ed Straker
    Harvard University shut down its men's soccer team because men on the team secretly rated the attractiveness of girls on the girl's soccer team. Harvard announced on Thursday that it was canceling the rest of the season for its men’s soccer team after university officials uncovered what they described as a widespread practice of the team’s players rating the school’s female players in sexually explicit terms. Lawyers for the university began investigating the men’s team after the college newspaper, The Harvard Crimson, reported last week that a player created a nine-page document in 2012 with numeric ratings, photos and lengthy...
  • Jose Fernandez Found With Cocaine, Alcohol In System At Death (Miami Marlins pitcher)

    10/29/2016 2:20:44 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 56 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 10/29/2016 | James Amalino
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Toxicology reports released Saturday in the death of Jose Fernandez have revealed that the star pitcher used drugs and alcohol just before crashing his boat off Miami Beach. Fernandez and two friends, Emilio Macias, 27, and Eduardo Rivero, 25, died last month. Reports show Fernandez’s blood alcohol was at 0.147, nearly twice the legal limit, and he had cocaine and other substances in his system at the time of his death. Both Macias and Rivero were found to be under the legal limit for alcohol. Though, Rivero’s blood showed cocaine and other substances, as well. Macias was...
  • Boston Red Sox Legend Curt Schilling Says He'll Run Against Elizabeth Warren for US Senate

    10/18/2016 9:10:22 AM PDT · by drewh · 49 replies
    CBS ^ | 1 hour ago | Dayn Perry
    The former major league pitcher has had political aspirations for some time Curt Schilling, who pitched for parts of 20 seasons in the major leagues and won 216 career games, has announced his intention to run for U.S. Senate against Democrat Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts. Here's what Schilling said on Tuesday: Schilling, 49, self-identifies as a conservative, and has established himself as a controversial political gadfly since retiring from baseball in 2007. Schilling previously said he would run for president in 2020 or 2024. As for Warren, 67, she's in her first term in the Senate. In 2012, she defeated...
  • The day a college football player stood alone to honor America

    10/17/2016 4:53:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    (Courtesy of Jeff Hill) Connor Brewer is fiercely loyal to his college football team. But he is also fiercely loyal to the United States of America. So when the Millikin University football team decided to protest the national anthem by remaining inside the locker room – instead of on the sidelines - Connor was faced with a decision. Would he join his teammates in their university-approved safe space or would he stand on the sidelines and honor America? Connor chose to stand – alone. One of my readers sent me a photograph of what transpired on Oct. 15th at...
  • Tim Tebow lays hands on man, seizure stops

    10/12/2016 11:35:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Miracle?... What’s the bigger surprise here? That the Washington Post wrote a story about a Scottsdale Scorpions game in the Arizona Fall League? Or that the Post actually took somewhat seriously the possibility that a Christian man laid hands on an ailing person and performed some modicum of healing? I don’t think the chances are very good that they run tomorrow’s Salt River Rafters box score, so I guess you’ve got your answer.
  • NFL Straw Poll: 21 Of 21 White Players Plan To Vote For Trump

    10/05/2016 11:50:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Real GM ^ | October 5, 2016 | Mike Freeman, Bleacher Report
    The issue of Donald Trump's candidacy for the White House has been discussed in NFL locker rooms. Some players say there have been low-level confrontations while others say friendships have ended. Here is a straw poll of 43 NFL players on how they plan on voting in the election: •20 of 22 black NFL players plan to vote for Hillary Clinton. •2 of 22 black NFL players plan to vote for Donald J. Trump. •21 of 21 white NFL players plan to vote for Trump. “A lot of black players believe saying the first black president isn’t really American is...
  • VIDEO: What Tim Tebow did with the first pitch he saw as a professional baseball player

    09/29/2016 8:33:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/29/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Gone... Call this mainly a feel-good video to start your day with - a gift from us to you before we return to whatever nonsense Hillary and her media megaphones are trying to shove down our throats today. When the New York Mets signed Tim Tebow to a minor league contract a few weeks ago, the signing was widely derided as a silly publicity stunt - particularly by one especially contemptible sportswriter known to our readership as a vindictive obsessive stalker cockroach. But that’s what Raid is for.
  • LEGENDARY GOLFER ARNOLD PALMER DIES AT 87, UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES

    09/25/2016 5:53:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 98 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 25, 2016 | FoxNews.Com
    Breaking News.
  • Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident

    09/25/2016 2:53:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 69 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 25, 2016 | 9:29a | Sophia Rosenbaum
    <p>Neither booze nor drugs played a role in the boating accident that killed Miami Marlins pitching great Jose Fernandez, authorities said Sunday.</p> <p>The 24-year-old star hurler and two male buddies died when their 30-foot boat crashed off Miami Beach around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Florida official said.</p>
  • Jose Fernandez, pitcher, Miami Marlins, killed in boating accident per ESPN

    09/25/2016 6:18:21 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 119 replies
    ESPN | 9/25/2016 | Me
    Linda Cohen ESPN just announced on TV. Other reports on SB Nation. Terrible news- terrific young pitcher.
  • Mariners' Steve Clevenger is suspended for the rest of the season after controversial tweets

    09/23/2016 11:17:36 AM PDT · by Kazan · 76 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/23/2016 | Chuck Schilken
    attle catcher Steve Clevenger was suspended without pay for the remainder of the season by the Mariners on Friday, a day after he apologized for a pair of controversial tweets he posted on the violent protests in Charlotte, N.C., and the Black Lives Matter movement. One of those tweets stated that the people protesting a police shooting of a black man “should be locked behind bars like animals.” His apology came several hours after Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto issued a statement of their own, saying he was “very disappointed at the tweets” and the team is “currently examining all...
  • Entire Indiana Fever Team Kneels During Anthem Before Playoff Game

    09/22/2016 2:20:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 21, 2016 | Jonah Engel Bromwich
    The latest round of athlete protests during the playing of the national anthem came Wednesday against the backdrop of recent fatal shootings of black men by the police in Tulsa, Okla., and Charlotte, N.C. Before a win-or-go-home W.N.B.A. playoff game against the Phoenix Mercury in Indianapolis on Wednesday, every Indiana Fever player knelt and linked arms as the national anthem played. They were joined by two Mercury players, Mistie Bass and Kelsey Bone. The other Mercury players remained standing. Even given the high stakes of the game, Fever Coach Stephanie White told her players that she had been proud to...
  • On Marriage and Gender, Where’s the FCA?

    09/22/2016 1:07:23 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 10 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 9/21/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    A wise pastor, whose name I’ve forgotten, once said, “If you want to know what to preach about, find out what sin with which your congregation is struggling.” Or, as I noted after the infamous Obergefell ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that legally redefined the oldest institution in the history of humanity, pastors, as they prepare their sermons, should always be asking, “Where is the enemy at work in attempting to deceive my congregation?” Likewise, any organization devoted to the works of Jesus Christ—or seeking to “impact the world for Jesus Christ”—should be well prepared to confront the popular...
  • Ultra Runner Karl Meltzer Sets Appalachian Trail Record, Fueled by Beer and Candy - NYTimes.com

    09/19/2016 3:54:57 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/19/2016 | Lindsay Crouse
    Ultra Runner Karl Meltzer Sets Appalachian Trail Record, Fueled by Beer and Candy - NYTimes.com By LINDSAY CROUSE September 18, 2016 At a time when “endurance running” no longer means mere marathons — and even 100-mile races are attracting the masses — Karl Meltzer, a former ski-resort bartender, has proved he can suffer longer and faster than almost anyone else. When he staggered onto Springer Mountain in Georgia before dawn Sunday, Meltzer set a record for completing the Appalachian Trail. He covered the 2,190 miles over 14 states in 45 days 22 hours 38 minutes. Meltzer, 48, is a little...
  • At 7-foot-1 and 400 pounds, high school football player Brave Williams is larger than life

    09/16/2016 5:56:14 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 35 replies
    MAX PREPS ^ | 16 SEPTEMBER 2016 | LYNDEN OSTRANDER
    When John Williams found out his wife Angela was pregnant with a boy, he dreamed that the child would one day grow to be 7-feet tall. But he had no idea the boy would become the largest high school football prospect in the country – taller and heavier than any player currently on a NFL roster. Enter Brave Williams, a real life giant. The 7-foot-1, 400-pound senior football and basketball player from Lake Shore (Angola, N.Y.) wears a size 21 shoe and has always stood out ... literally.
  • Rapinoe kneels for anthem again ahead of U.S. national team game

    09/16/2016 5:21:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 15, 2016 | Leander Schaerlaeckens
    Would she or wouldn’t she? Up until the United States women’s national team walked out for kickoff against Thailand in its first post-Olympic friendly in Columbus, Ohio, it was unclear if Megan Rapinoe would continue her Colin Kaepernick-inspired protest against the “oppression” of minorities by kneeling for the national anthem. She did.
  • Clutching his tiny American flag, Redskins lineman becomes a U.S. citizen

    09/14/2016 9:43:18 AM PDT · by boycott · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9-14-16 | Dan Steinberg
    The latest story about an NFL player and a flag began Tuesday morning just after 11, in the great hall of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Frances Perkins building. All 45 candidates for naturalization held miniature American flags as they sat in plastic chairs and listened to government officials deliver paeans to the power of immigration. Those included the first two candidates in the front row, perhaps the smallest and the biggest of the 45. There was tiny Dahlia Lyons, a native of the Philippines and the only military spouse in the ceremony. And next to her was the 6-foot-5...
  • Four Dolphins take knee - Seattle team unified

    09/12/2016 7:25:37 AM PDT · by GailA · 29 replies
    Sunsentinal ^ | 9/12/19
    Seattle’s full team interlocked arms and stood on the sideline. “Unity,” was their idea. Unity of a team asking for a more unified community. Cornerback Jeremy Lane, who took a knee during Seattle’s game last week, joined the team in locked arms. So the players agreed to act like a team with one voice here. On the Dolphins, four players - Arian Foster, Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas and Jelani Jenkins - stood during a ceremony for the 9-11 victims on Sunday’s 15th anniversary. They then dropped to a knee at the start of the anthem. The rest of the team...
  • Giants Stars Dare NFL to Fine Them for Cleats in Tribute of 9/11

    09/11/2016 11:23:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 11, 2016 | Emily Saul
    These guys are true blue. Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz paid their respects to the victims of 9/11 on Sunday by wearing the patriotic commemorative cleats as the Giants took on the Cowboys in Dallas — despite NFL warnings that players would be fined for wearing the un-sanctioned footwear. Beckham’s special cleats were red, white and blue and emblazoned with the bust of a bald eagle.
  • Titans' Avery Williamson Wears 9/11 Tribute Cleats Despite NFL Fine Threat

    09/12/2016 5:25:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Williamson decided he will auction them off to benefit Operation Warrior WishesThe NFL has already ruled at least one 9/11 tribute out of bounds on opening weekend. Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson wore a pair of custom cleats to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks during the home opener against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, despite being told by the league to shelve them. On 15th Anniversary of 9/11, 'the Grief Never Goes Away' Williamson was informed by the league he would be fined for a uniform violation if he wore the shoes.
  • NFL Players and the National Anthem

    09/10/2016 10:01:55 AM PDT · by ScubieNuc · 30 replies
    Me | 9/10/2016 | Me
    I know this probably wont have any real effect on the NFL players who decide to not stand for the National Anthem, but I would like a list of all players who don't stand. My reason is pretty simple....I don't want any of them on my Fantasy Football team. I sent an email to my league asking them to tell me if any of my players fail to stand so that I can drop them. I realize that this thing is gaining some momentum and some great players may join in. It's easy for some people to say, "punish them",...
  • Denver Broncos' Brandon Marshall gets dropped by sponsor for anthem protest

    09/10/2016 8:56:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 107 replies
    CNN Money ^ | September 9,2016 | Ahiza Garcia and Kevin Dotson
    <p>Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall got dropped by a sponsor for kneeling in protest during the national anthem.</p> <p>Air Academy Federal Credit Union, which mostly serves members of the military and their families, announced on social media Friday that it was ending its five-month relationship with Marshall.</p>
  • Seahawks players considering a 'big surprise' during anthem (barf alert)

    09/08/2016 12:38:27 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 66 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/8/2016 | Bob Hille
    The Seahawks' Cliff Avril and Doug Baldwin told reporters Wednesday that they're contemplating joining teammate Jeremy Lane and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in their national anthem protest. In fact, Seattle's Bobby Wagner says the team has been talking about some sort of group action before Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET game against the Dolphins at CenturyLink Field, the Seattle Times reported. Although Wagner said he didn’t know if he would sit down during the anthem he said, “anything we want to do, it’s not going to be individual. It’s going to be a team thing. That’s what the world needs to...
  • Florida Gator Legend Tim Tebow Signs With New York Mets

    09/08/2016 6:41:55 AM PDT · by drewh · 32 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | sept 8 2016 8:02am | Edgar Thompson
    Tim Tebow's baseball career has begun. The former Florida Gators football star has signed a contract with the New York Mets, the team announced Thursday morning following a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. Tebow, 29, will begin his professional career in either Arizona Fall League or Instructional League. More than 12 years since he last played baseball at St. Augustine Nease, Tebow showed impressive speed and power at the plate, until he faced live pitching, according to reports. Tebow hit eight balls over the fence at USC's Dedeaux Field during batting practice. But he did not connect on much against...
  • 'I Stand': NFL star Ben Watson vows from hospital bed to honor National Anthem

    09/07/2016 9:54:43 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 8 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 7, 2016 | Benjamin Watson
    Watson, a devout Christian and father of two whose upcoming season was lost last month when he suffered a torn Achilles tendon in a preseason game, is the author of "Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race--And Getting Free From the Fears and Frustrations That Divide Us."
  • 49ers Drop Tight End Bruce Miller After He Allegedly Punches 70-Year-Old Hotel Guest in SF

    09/06/2016 11:12:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Lisa Fernandez, Brendan Weber and Mark Matthews
    San Francisco 49ers tight end Bruce Miller was arrested on assault and battery charges on Monday after police say he punched a 70-year-old hotel guest in Fisherman's Wharf, which later resulted in the organization cutting ties with the five-year veteran. The 49ers tweeted Miller's departure at noon, just about 30 minutes after he was booked at the San Francisco County Jail. San Francisco Police Officer Grace Gatapandan said a drunk Miller went to the Fisherman's Wharf Marriott on Columbus Avenue about 2:45 a.m. Monday and tried getting into a hotel room that wasn't his. A 70-year-old man opened the door...
  • Superbowl champ Burgess Owens to Kaepernick: Turn off BET and educate your ignorant self

    08/29/2016 8:24:04 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 25 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 08-29-2016 | Carmine Sabia
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has caused a firestorm of controversy since he decided he wouldn’t stand for the national anthem because, he believes, America “oppresses” black people. But perhaps the most biting condemnation of his actions came Monday from former Superbowl champion Burgess Owens when he spoke to “Fox & Friends.”
  • Controversy Erupts After NFL Quarterback Converts To Islam and Refuses To Stand for National Anthem

    08/28/2016 7:15:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 131 replies
    The conservative treehouse ^ | August 27, 2016 | Sundance
    A controversy has erupted today because San Francisco 49er’s Quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand up during the playing of the national anthem. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color." ~ Colin KaepernickSo what exactly is going on. Well, there's a little more to the story than most are willing to accept. The media and the NFL will avoid these discussions like the plague, but what the heck - the Truth Has No Agenda. During the off-season Colin Kaepernick converted to Islam. Colin...
  • Olympic pole-vaulter dramatically halts his run-up at the LAST second to stand to attention [tr]

    08/22/2016 6:32:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Clarence Michallon
    A patriotic pole vaulter stopped right before a qualifying jump in Rio to pay attention to his national anthem. US Army reservist Sam Kendricks, 23, from Mississippi, was running pole in hand when he heard the first notes of the Star-Spangled banner. The second lieutenant was set to perform one of his attempts to qualify that day - but instead stopped dead in his tracks and let go of his pole to respectfully stand still.
  • Whatever Happened to 'Agony of Defeat' Ski Jumper?

    08/22/2016 8:33:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8/15 | Thomas Neumann
    It's been nearly half a century since the term "agony of defeat" joined the lexicon of American sports. To this day, the phrase remains a broadcasting staple, whether it's coverage of the Olympics or any number of sports. A Google search for "agony of defeat" returns nearly 500,000 results. With that in mind, we revisit the viral video that made an indelible mark on the sports world long before the era of social media -- the frightful ski jumping crash from the opening montage of "ABC's Wide World of Sports."
  • Simone Biles & Her Golden Girls Hit The BeachIn Rio As She Prepares To Make History

    08/21/2016 1:56:43 PM PDT · by drewh · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 15:40 EST, 21 August 2016 | By PEDRO OLIVEIRA JR. FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    If anyone deserves a beach day, it's Simone Biles and her Final Five teammates. The US gymnasts traded their leotards for bikinis and enjoyed a day out at Rio's Barra da Tijuca beach Saturday. Biles, Aly Raisman and Madison Kocian — part of the Final Five team that took nine medals in Rio — frolicked on the sand and took a dip in the ocean. Laurie Hernandez posed for a poolside picture with Biles earlier in the day. And Gabby Douglas, 20, who was not at the beach, posted a picture on Instagram of herself golfing with friends. Biles, 19...
  • Why no white players on the US Olympic basketball team? (vanity)

    08/21/2016 2:03:57 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 66 replies
    08/21/2016 | Me
    Watching the awards ceremony and I notice not a single white guy on the team. Usually I wouldn't care and I'm all for putting the best players on the team but after all the whining we heard about no black nominees during the Academy Awards this must be asked.
  • ‘Intersex’ Athlete Wins Gold Medal In Women’s 800M

    08/21/2016 1:20:41 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 140 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/20/16 | Peter Hasson
    South African runner Caster Semenya dominated the women’s 800-meter final Saturday in Rio, finishing well ahead of the competition to take home the gold medal. Semenya is widely believed to be “intersex,” defined by the United Nations as people born with sex characteristics “that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies.” The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) last summer suspended International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) rules prohibiting athletes who exceed a testosterone threshold from competing in women’s track and field events, clearing the way for Semenya to compete in Rio. The CAS ruling claimed...
  • How Ryan Lochte turned a drunken, frat-boy night into an international mess

    08/18/2016 11:50:34 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 53 replies
    Yahoo!!!!! ^ | 1 hour 37 minutes | Dan Wetzel
    How Ryan Lochte turned a drunken, frat-boy night into an international mess Yeah, it’s come to this: The story of the Olympics, a likely fake claim of robbery at the end of a drunken night of debauchery turned into global story courtesy of a publicity-mad swimmer-turned-reality-TV-star who, unlike his three buddies – teammates Jimmy Feigen, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz – is home safe in the United States. This is likely bad news for Ryan Lochte, who appears to have found his three compatriots throwing him under the bus to authorities. At least two of the swimmers are at the...
  • Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper gets 18 years in federal prison

    08/18/2016 12:12:26 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/18/2016 | Janet McConnaughey
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Former NFL star Darren Sharper has been sentenced to 18 years and four months in prison in a case where he was accused of drugging and raping as many as 16 women in four states.U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced Sharper on Thursday, telling him she couldn't understand how he did what he did, since he was college educated and obviously had grown up "in one of the most loving households." "We can never ignore the damage you inflicted on those women and society at large," she said.Sharper had pleaded guilty in federal court in...
  • ESPN Panel: ‘NFL Players Don’t Speak Enough on Social/Cultural Issues’

    08/17/2016 8:09:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 87 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 8/16/2016 | Bruce Bookter
    ESPN’s Around the Horn has gone from one of the best, longest running panel shows the network has ever had, to an absolutely farcical flagship of left-wing lunacy. Yesterday, the panel at ATH lamented the fact that Cam Newton didn’t feel racially persecuted. Because, apparently, that’s bad. On Tuesday’s edition of the show, the panel discussed really silly comments made by the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, who said the NFL’s culture makes players not speak publicly on cultural issues, out of fear of repercussions.
  • Usain Bolt stopped the interview to hear the U.S. anthem

    08/16/2016 7:36:26 PM PDT · by Pelham · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | Aug 29, 2012 | N/A
    a golden oldie of Usain Bolt from 2012