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  • 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.

    09/25/2016 5:53:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 98 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 -

    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 - 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
    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 ^ | 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
  • Cubs Apologize After Playing ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ for Accused Domestic Abuser

    08/15/2016 3:08:14 PM PDT · by Enchante · 55 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 15, 2016 | Gabriella Paiella
    For some reason, playing a song in which 50 percent of the lyrics are the exact phrase “smack my bitch up” for an accused domestic abuser didn’t quite sit right with people, leading the Cubs to issue the following formal apology: "The selection of this track showed a lack of judgment and sensitivity to an important issue. We have terminated our relationship with the employee responsible for making the selection and will be implementing stronger controls to review and approve music before public broadcast during our games."
  • Gymnastics Isn't What It Used to Be...and That's a Good Thing.

    08/14/2016 12:42:27 PM PDT · by American Quilter · 20 replies
    MTV News ^ | 11 Aug 2016 | Unknown
    Gymnastics isn't What It Used to Be...and That's a Good Thing.
  • For Michael Phelps, all that gold couldn’t glitter until he found God

    08/14/2016 12:03:06 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 69 replies
    aleteia dot org ^ | aug 2016 | philip kosloski
    Superstar swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, nearly committed suicide two years ago. His athletic prowess and success had brought him so much attention over the last decade that sports media nearly worshiped him as a kind of god, but Phelps was struggling to find peace in his heart. He felt empty inside and sought to fill his pain with drugs and alcohol, which sent him into a downward spiral. In 2009 he was suspended from swimming for three months after a photograph of him using a bong went viral, but that didn’t stop him...
  • Marines turn to girls high school sports teams for recruits

    08/14/2016 4:00:02 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 13 Aug 16 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    The U.S. Marine Corps is looking for a few more good women. And this time the campaign is a bit different. Marine recruiters are turning to girls high school sports teams to find candidates who may be able to meet the Corps' rigorous physical standards, including for the front-line combat jobs now open to women. Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller says he wants to increase the number of women in the Corps to 1 in 10. "I've told them that 10 percent is where we want to go and they're working on it," Neller told The Associated Press in an...
  • Is Rio the end of high-tech swimsuits?

    08/13/2016 7:18:11 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 25 replies
    Chicongo Tribune ^ | 5 Aug 2016
    ...Yet, the big-money swimsuit companies — so crucial to the sport's financial viability — are always pressing to show off their high-tech chops, which are severely crimped by rules that restrict the size and fabrics for competition swimsuits...
  • Athletes gorging themselves on free McDonald's

    08/13/2016 6:35:06 AM PDT · by tellw · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 13, 2016 | Joshua Partlow
    EXCERPT: "Part of the issue here is that there are not a ton of alternatives. The village has a cafeteria in a big tent — plus a “casual dining” restaurant with Brazilian food — but the reviews have been well short of glowing. The crush of people in the cafeteria, trying to figure out in a babel of languages what is being served, can make for a frenzied meal...."
  • The Moral of the Simone Biles Story

    08/12/2016 12:23:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | August 12, 2016 | Mona Charen
    We know that America is feeling like a cancer patient at the moment. Doctors explain that there are only two options: amputate a limb or go through chemotherapy, which might save the limb, but also might kill us. We shuffle around in a daze, scarcely believing that there are no good exits from this house of mirrors. So, in the spirit of escapism from our national crisis, let's turn to the Olympics. It's not that the Olympics have exactly been a beacon of righteousness through the years. In 1936, Adolf Hitler did his best to make the games an infomercial...
  • Is it fair for Caster Semenya to compete against women at the Rio Olympics? [Intersex]

    08/12/2016 10:12:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    SI ^ | August 11, 2016 | Tim Layden
    It is likely that on the night of Saturday, Aug. 20, in the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, a 25-year-old South African woman named Caster Semenya will win a gold medal. Her victory will come in the 800 meters, a race in which her times have been approaching a decades-old world record thought by many in the sport to be unapproachable. Her performance will be stunning: She is 5'10" and weighs 161 pounds, with muscular arms, broad shoulders and narrow hips. She has a severe jawline, hard and strong, and a competitor's unflinching eyes. In a 2009 article, Ariel...
  • Driving Ms. Muhammad

    08/12/2016 10:17:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | August 12, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    The Olympics are only the latest event where our elites mistake diversity for "history." One breakout star across the TV networks is Ibtihaj Muhammad, a 30-year-old fencer from New Jersey. While a traditional Catholic woman from Maryland would register a collective yawn, a black Muslim woman in a hijab gets a perfect 10 from the diversity judges. ABC reporter Matt Gutman gushed: "(She is) set to become the first U.S. woman ever to compete at the Olympics wearing a hijab. And she wasn't at all en garde, sorry for the pun, for breaking barriers and slashing her way into history."...
  • NFL player Trent Richardson’s family blew $1.6 million of his money in less than a year

    08/11/2016 4:08:46 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 69 replies
    market watch ^ | 6 Aug 2016 | Steven Kutz
    He had a $20.5 million contract, but is now out of the league — and millions of dollars... “I looked at my bank statement and thought, ‘where did this come from?’ they took advantage of me,” he said of his friends and family members. They had paid for 11 Netflix accounts and eight Hulu accounts in his name. They also made many purchases on Amazon and charged him for bottle service at bars.
  • Red Sox pull plug on David Ortiz bobblehead night, deeming figures 'racially insensitive'

    08/10/2016 11:06:27 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/10/2016 | Staff
    BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox canceled a David Ortiz bobblehead promotion Tuesday night when the figurine turned out to be "racially insensitive," said team president Sam Kennedy. The bobblehead depicts Ortiz addressing fans at Fenway Park following the Boston Marathon bombings, but Kennedy said it didn't much resemble the retiring slugger and was not fit for distribution. Kennedy saw the final version of the bobblehead for the first time Tuesday afternoon after they were delivered. "My two immediate reactions were first, it was a really inaccurate portrayal of what he looks like," Kennedy told The Associated Press. "My personal...
  • Tim Tebow is baseball’s chance to make up for Michael Jordan

    08/10/2016 11:38:21 AM PDT · by TBP · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 9, 2016 | Joel Sherman
    The grander point was missed then. The most popular athlete in the world wanted to play baseball. If he defied all odds and succeeded, great, then the most popular athlete in the world was playing baseball. And if he failed, he a) brought attention to the game; b) used his very loud megaphone to profess his love for the sport to his millions of fans around the world; and c) accentuated just how tough it is to play major league baseball, because the greatest athlete in the world would have failed at it. But even if it was a publicity...
  • Red Sox scrap 'racially insensitive' David Ortiz bobbleheads

    08/09/2016 4:59:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 9, 2016 | Darren Rovell
    Boston Red Sox fans who attend Tuesday night's game against the New York Yankees will no longer receive David Ortiz bobbleheads. The team promised to distribute Ortiz bobbleheads to the first 15,000 fans entering Fenway Park before Boston's game against the Yankees, but Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said he elected to postpone the promotion after doing a quality check. "I thought the bobbleheads were an inaccurate portrayal of David," Kennedy said. "To go further, I thought the facial features were racially insensitive."
  • Tim Tebow invites 30 teams to upcoming workout . . . 30 baseball teams, that is

    08/09/2016 3:00:03 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 78 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/16 | Dan Calabrese
    God's man on the diamond? The sports fan in me says there’s no way. Tim Tebow hasn’t played baseball since high school, and that was 11 years ago. The guy is a very impressive physical/athletic specimen, but the skill and timing required to hit a ball coming at you at 97 miles per hour is not something you can just put aside for more than a decade and then pick up again because you’re big and strong. That’s what the sports fan in me says. I very much appreciate Tebow’s commitment to his faith and his willingness to speak of...
  • WATCH: American Swimmer Calls Out Russian Competitor for Doping

    08/08/2016 7:14:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 8, 2016 | Josh Luckenbaugh
    American swimmer Lilly King had some choice words, as well as a finger wag, Sunday night for Russian counterpart Yulia Efimova, who was twice banned for doping but was surprisingly reinstated for the Rio Olympics Saturday. Efimova, the reigning world champion in the 100 meter breaststroke, has a long history with using substances to get a leg-up on her competition. She was suspended for 16 months in 2013 when anabolic substances were found in her system, and received a provisional ban (which was later lifted) earlier this year for using meldonium. in their rulings on Russia's state-sponsored doping scandal, The...