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  • Jay Feely: Tim Tebow Is The ‘Worst Quarterback’ Ever, But Do The NFL Stats Agree?

    04/23/2015 9:19:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 229 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 04/23/2015
    According to Jay Feely, Tim Tebow is a great man and a great competitor, but Feely still believes Tebow is the “worst quarterback” ever. But do Tebow’s stats agree with that assessment? In a related report by the Inquisitr, in the past some have claimed that Tebow was “blackballed” from the NFL due to Christian beliefs, not NFL stats. At the same time, Joe Theismann insists Tim “can’t throw the football” and referee Jim Daopoulus once used Tebow as an example of the uncatchable rule. Rush Limbaugh might agree that more men like Tebow are needed in the NFL, but...
  • Former Bear Doug Buffone found dead at home

    04/20/2015 12:52:14 PM PDT · by Borges · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/20/2015 | Peter Nickeas
    Former Chicago Bear Doug Buffone, the all-time leader in games played for the organization, has died in his Chicago home at the age of 70, police said. Paramedics were called to his home in the 1200 block of West Lexington Street around 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to police and fire officials. He was dead on the scene, they said.
  • Lauren Hill dies after fighting tumor to play college hoops

    04/10/2015 6:33:35 AM PDT · by bgill · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Apr. 10, 2015 | Joe Kay
    Lauren Hill spent her final year polishing a layup and inspiring others to live fully. She succeeded at both as she fought an inoperable brain tumor. The 19-year-old freshman basketball player at Mount St. Joseph University died at a hospital Friday morning, the co-founder of her nonprofit foundation told The Associated Press. "Through Lauren's fundraising and advocacy efforts, she not only became a spotlight on the lack of funding for cancer research, but she most certainly has become a beacon guiding researchers for years to come," The Cure Starts Now co-founder Brooke Desserich said.
  • 75-year-old Jack Nicklaus hit a hole in one at the Masters par-3 contest (Video)

    04/08/2015 2:51:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Tony Manfred
    The legend, Jack Nicklaus, at age 75, showed why he's the greatest of all time, draining a hole in one on the fourth hole of the Masters par-3 contest at Augusta National on Wednesday. Here's the full video. The Golden Bear has still got it!
  • USA Today Probes: 'Too Many White Guys' on Wisconsin Basketball Team?

    04/08/2015 4:15:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 04/06/2015 | Tim Graham
    Racially obsessed USA Today on Friday wrote this headline: “Wisconsin doesn't hide from 'white guys' reputation.” Josh Peter assembled current and former Badger players,  former assistant coaches, and “authorities on the African-American experience” to answer: “Why is the Badgers' roster predominantly white?” When the Final Four is played Saturday in Indianapolis, all five starters for Kentucky, Duke and Michigan State will be African American. Wisconsin's starting lineup, by contrast, includes one African American, forward Nigel Hayes. The average Division I men's basketball team this season includes nine African-American players and four white players, according to data provided by the NCAA....
  • Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland stabbed at club; two Atlanta Hawks arrested in aftermath

    04/08/2015 6:11:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 8, 2015 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    A former member of the New York Knicks now playing for the Indiana Pacers was stabbed in the abdomen — and his wife slashed — during an argument at 1 OAK club in Chelsea early Wednesday, cop sources said. Chris Copeland’s attacker was arrested, and two members of the Atlanta Hawks, Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha, were also booked, for trying to prevent police from setting up a crime scene, the sources said.
  • Deion Sanders reminds Deion Sanders Jr. that he's rich as hell and should stop complaining

    04/04/2015 2:11:56 AM PDT · by Hugin · 51 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/3/15 | Rodger Sherman
    So when Deion Jr. tweeted this: Gotta get the hood doughnuts almost every morning. If my doughnuts don't come in a plain white box, I don't want them! — Deion Sanders Jr (@DeionSandersJr) April 2, 2015 Deion clapped back: @DeionSandersJr you're a Huxtable with a million $ trust fund stop the hood stuff! Lololol. Son. #Truth — Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) April 2, 2015
  • Eddie LeBaron, 85, starred at UOP and in NFL

    04/02/2015 11:51:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The Sacremento Bee ^ | April 2, 2015 | Andy Furillo
    Eddie LeBaron, the College Football Hall of Fame quarterback at the University of the Pacific who went on to a lengthy pro career, died Wednesday in Stockton, the university announced. He was 85. University officials said Mr. LeBaron, who also worked as a lawyer in Sacramento for nine years before retiring in 1997, died of natural causes ... Drafted by the Washington Redskins, Mr. LeBaron played seven years in the nation’s capital and four with the Dallas Cowboys. He also played one season with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League ...
  • NCAA Worried Gay Basketballers Won’t Be Able to Buy Wedding Cakes from Christian Bakeries in Indiana

    03/27/2015 12:26:12 PM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 27, 2015 | by Daniel Greenfield
    How can they possibly play the Final Four without the assurance that they can violate the religious freedom of Christian bakers and florists in Indiana? With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people. The law would prohibit state and local laws that “substantially burden” the ability of people — including businesses and associations — to follow their religious beliefs. The NCAA offices are located in Indianapolis, and...
  • Chuck Bednarik, Hall-of-Fame Linebacker, Dies at 89

    03/21/2015 7:01:09 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    Chuck Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the last great two-way NFL players, has died. He was 89. A star linebacker and center, Bednarik helped the Philadelphia Eagles win the 1960 NFL championship, tackling Green Bay’s Jim Taylor on the final play to seal the victory. The top overall pick in the 1949 draft out of Penn, he spent 14 seasons as one of the toughest and most feared players in the game.
  • Pete Rose petitions commissioner

    03/16/2015 5:01:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 108 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | 3/16/2015 | Mark Saxon
    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says he has received a formal request from Pete Rose asking that his lifetime ban be lifted and that he will consider the all-time hits leader's request "on its merits." "I want to make sure I understand all of the details of the Dowd Report and Commissioner [Bart] Giamatti's decision and the agreement that was ultimately reached," Manfred said after a meeting with Los Angeles Dodgers players in Arizona on Monday morning. "I want to hear what Pete has to say, and I'll make a decision once I've done that." Rose's...
  • Kareem the Dream? WashPost Lauds NBA Legend's 'Vital, Dynamic' Liberal Voice on Race and Islam

    03/02/2015 7:44:41 AM PST · by Maceman · 27 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | March 1, 2015 | Time Graham
    274 shares The Sunday Washington Post boosted NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as a writer for Time magazine and a “new kind of public intellectual.” So what’s a little funny by the time you read through this puff piece is this: Where are the actual quotes from his political and religious commentary? There aren’t any. Post reporter Geoff Edgers wrote under the headline “Showtime for a mover and a Laker.” One reason they're so positive? Abdul-Jabbar is arguing that you can't blame Islam for radical Islamist terrorism, that ISIS is to Muslims what the KKK is to Christians. See more at:http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2015/03/01/kareem-vs-islamophobes?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=marketing&utm_term=facebook&utm_content=facebook&utm_campaign=kareem-wapo#sthash.9GSZ5GgK.dpuf...
  • PGA Golfer Dan Olsen: Tiger Woods Suspended For Failed Drug Test [audio link]

    03/01/2015 2:18:21 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 57 replies
    the game 730 ^ | 3-1-15 | Dan Olsen
    This guy is a bit of a crack pot, but I've suspected this. Funny either way, and we'll see if anything else comes from this. Michael Jordan and his playing baseball comes to mind.
  • Lance Armstrong Forced to Pay Ł6.5m to SCA Promotions for Lying about using Performance ....

    02/16/2015 11:07:39 AM PST · by Cecily · 54 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | February 16, 2015 | Tom Cary
    Lance Armstrong has been ordered to pay $10 million (£6.5m) to SCA Promotions, the Dallas-based company that paid him around $12m in bonuses during his career. Armstrong won seven Tour de France titles between 1999 and 2005 before being stripped of all of them in 2012 for doping. The dispute with SCA dates back to 2005 when the firm withheld bonuses due to concerns that the Texan had cheated. SCA eventually reached an out-of-court settlement with Armstrong, paying him $9.5m plus $2.5m in costs. After ­Armstrong’s cheating was exposed, SCA sued to get its money back. The company has a separate...
  • Former NHLer Steve Montador passes away at 35

    02/15/2015 2:04:48 PM PST · by massmike · 16 replies
    http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/ ^ | 02/15/2015 | James O'Brien
    Former NHL defenseman Steve Montador died at age 35, as first reported by TVA’s Renaud Lavoie. The Mississauga News reports that he was found dead at his home at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. Police do not suspect foul play. Montador last performed in the NHL for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2011-12. He played 571 regular season games spread out between the Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, Buffalo Sabres, Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins and Blackhawks. Many may remember him most from his time when the Flames, as he appeared in 20 postseason games during Calgary’s memorable run to the 2004 Stanley...
  • Russell Wilson: '50 Shades of Grey' a 'great movie'; fan backlash ensues

    02/14/2015 11:02:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 14, 2015 | John Breech
    Russell Wilson has had a solid career so far as an NFL quarterback but his career as a movie critic has gotten off to a rocky start. The Seahawks quarterback went to see 50 Shades of Grey on Thursday night and by Friday morning, his review of the movie was in.
  • Cubs Legend Ernie Banks Has Died [HOF SS, at 83 RIP, Pres Obama will probably mention]

    01/23/2015 8:09:42 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 39 replies
    WGN TV ^ | January 23, 2015 | Steelers6
    Cubs legend Ernie Banks has died, according to a Cubs source. This is a developing news story, check back for details.
  • Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks dead at the age of 83 (Mr. Cub, "Let's play two."

    01/23/2015 8:09:54 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 45 replies
    My Fox Chicago ^ | 1/23/2015
    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Chicago legend Ernie Banks, also known as 'Mr. Cub' and 'Mr. Sunshine,' died Friday night, sources say. He was 83. Banks would have turned 84 on January 31. He was born in 1931 in Dallas, Texas. Banks was the first African American player to play for the Cubs. In 1950, he played for the Kansas City Monarchs in Negro League Baseball . He then played shortstop and first base for 19 seasons, from 1953 to 1971. The entire time Banks played for the Cubs, he was a national league all-star for 11 seasons. He was...
  • NFL Star Has A Heartbreaking Update On His Daughter’s Battle With Cancer

    01/14/2015 5:50:51 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    QPolitical ^ | 1/13/15
    Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still has been keeping us posted on his daughters battle with cancer through his Instagram account since they first got the news that doctors found a tumor in her abdomen. Last June the tumor was removed and she started chemotherapy to destroy any remaining cancer cells. A few days ago Devon took her to the hospital for a routine checkup and posted the heartbreaking results. Via Instagram: I wanted to hear so bad that my daughter’s cancer was gone and when I didn’t it hurt me bad. I couldn’t even bring myself to tell my family...
  • Former Miami Dolphins player swims nine miles to shore after falling off boat

    01/10/2015 9:41:57 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 10, 2015
    Former Miami Dolphins fullback Rob Konrad apparently fell off his boat off the South Florida coast but arrived safely on shore early Thursday morning after swimming at least 10 hours and nine miles through the Atlantic Ocean waters, according to the Coast Guard. Konrad was wearing only his underwear when he approached the driveway gate of 1800 S. Ocean Blvd. and told a Palm Beach police officer working a security shift about his incredible experience, a Palm Beach police report says.
  • Alpine tragedy: 2 US ski team prospects killed in avalanche

    01/05/2015 11:54:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/05/2015
    Two of America's brightest young ski prospects were killed Monday when an avalanche struck the Austrian Alps slopes where they were training for an international competition. Ronnie Berlack, 20, of Franconia, N.H., and Bryce Astle, 19, of Sandy, Utah, died in the incident near the Rettenbach glacier near Soelden, the venue for the annual season-opening World Cup races. Four other skiers who were practicing with them managed to ski out of the massive slide and emerged unscathed. "Ronnie and Bryce were both outstanding ski racers who were passionate about their sport -- both on the race course and skiing the...
  • Johnny Manziel's bumpy rookie season is officially over

    12/23/2014 7:26:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 22, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    Maybe Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel's rookie season will be remembered as a bump on the road to a great career, or as a sign that he was one of the most-hyped busts of this century. Whichever, it's officially just a memory now. The Browns have already ruled Manziel out of their Week 17 game because of a hamstring injury, meaning his season is over. Browns coach Mike Pettine said in his Monday press conference that the hamstring injury was "pretty significant" and would take several weeks to heal, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.
  • Johnny Manziel's Putrid 1st Start Has to Be Alarming for Browns

    12/14/2014 7:38:48 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies
    B/R ^ | Dec 14, 2014 | Mike Freeman
    Hold on…do you mean you can't succeed at the quarterback position in the NFL by just upchucking lobs into the middle of the field like you're at the county fair trying to throw rings around milk bottles? Are you telling me that what you could do at Texas A&M, you can't do in the pros? That everyone is faster than you? More athletic? You mean if you don't study hard all the time in a league with so many intelligent men who bust their ass in the classroom, you might fail?
  • Tony Romo has broken rib, too

    12/05/2014 9:15:49 AM PST · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    HICAGO -- Tony Romo has been dealing with the effects of back surgery this past offseason and two transverse process fractures, and the Dallas Cowboys quarterback let it slip Thursday night that he also has been playing through a broken rib for the better part of two months.
  • Michael Sam: I'm Not in the NFL Because I'm Gay

    12/03/2014 11:09:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 83 replies
    TMZ Sports ^ | December 3, 2104 | Staff
    Michael Sam believes he's not on a NFL roster because of the fact he's openly gay -- telling TMZ Sports he strongly believes he's got the talent to play in the league. Sam was at LAX this morning when he was asked if he thinks NFL teams are shying away from him because of his sexual orientation ... or if it has to do with the level of talent he faced after college. "I think I was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year last year ... so I don't think it had to do with talent."
  • Missing Ohio State football player found dead

    11/30/2014 4:42:46 PM PST · by PROCON · 56 replies
    cnn ^ | Nov. 30, 2014 | Dana Ford
    (CNN) -- A missing Ohio State University football player has been found dead, authorities said Sunday. Kosta Karageorge, a fifth-year senior, had missed practice Wednesday and hadn't been seen since. Sgt. Richard Weiner, with Columbus police, said that Karageorge died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His body was found inside a Dumpster and identified at the scene through tattoos, Weiner said. A handgun was also recovered at the scene. It was not immediately clear how long the body had been in the Dumpster, Weiner said. An investigation is ongoing.
  • Ohio State player dead of self-inflicted gunshot

    11/30/2014 5:49:52 PM PST · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11.30.14 | By RUSTY MILLER and LISA CORNWELL
    Police say an Ohio State football player who disappeared shortly after sending a text message about his concussions was found dead Sunday in a dumpster, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police Sgt. Rich Weiner says a woman and her son apparently looking for items in the dumpster found the body, and police were called.
  • LeBron, black athletes whine on Twitter about Ferguson grand jury decision

    11/25/2014 7:03:15 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 65 replies
    It's a YouTube video, so no text, but here's an example of something in there ... Serena Williams: "Wow. Just wow. Shameful. What will it take???"
  • Michael Sam: I never wanted to come out the way I did

    11/24/2014 9:43:45 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    New York Post (through GQ Magazine) ^ | November 24, 2014 | Stephanie Smith
    Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, would have preferred not to come out the way he did before the NFL draft last year. “If I had it my way, I never would have done it the way I did, never would have told it the way I did,” says Sam, a former all-star at the University of Missouri, in GQ’s latest issue.
  • Michael Phelps Arrested For DUI In Baltimore City

    09/30/2014 12:03:17 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 37 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | September 30, 2014 | Unspecified
    BALTIMORE (WJZ/CBS NEWS)—The Baltimore bullet has been arrested for driving under the influence in Baltimore City early Tuesday morning. Michael Phelps was arrested around 1:40 a.m. in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on I-95 by Maryland Transportation Authority police. Follow CBS Baltimore on Twitter for the latest. MDTA released the following statement: “A MDTA police officer was operating stationary radar on southbound I-395 leaving Baltimore City when a White 2014 Land Rover entered the radar’s area of influence at excessive speed (84 mph in a 45 mph zone). The officer followed the vehicle onto northbound I-95, through the tunnel and initiated...
  • Bob Suter, member of 'Miracle on Ice' team, dies at 57

    09/09/2014 5:28:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    NHL.com ^ | September 9, 2014
    Bob Suter, a member of the 1980 U.S. "Miracle on Ice" team and father of Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, died Tuesday. He was 57. "We are very saddened by today's news that Minnesota Wild scout Bob Suter suddenly passed away," the Wild said in a statement. "The Wild organization sends its condolences to the entire Suter family during this difficult time. Not only was Bob a great hockey ambassador, he was a terrific person off the ice who will be greatly missed by all of us." The cause of death was not given.
  • FOX SPORTS 570am in Los Angeles -- Ravens release Ray Rice

    09/08/2014 11:25:23 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 152 replies
    fox sports ^ | 9-8-14
    Breaking -- because of new footage inside the elevator, Ravens have released Ray Rice.
  • It's official: Michael Sam is a Dallas Cowboy

    09/03/2014 10:13:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 104 replies
    SB Nation via Yahoo ^ | September 3, 2014 | Cyd Zeigler
    Michael Sam signed with the Dallas Cowboys today after passing his physical exam with the team, according to various reports. He will be placed on the team's practice squad. Sam grew up in Galveston, Texas, about four hours south of Dallas. Sam's estranged father lives in the Dallas area.
  • Arizona State offensive lineman Chip Sarafin tells magazine he's gay.

    08/13/2014 4:38:00 PM PDT · by machogirl · 110 replies
    ABC15 ^ | August 13, 2014 | abc15.com
    Arizona State University football player Edward "Chip" Sarafin has come out as gay, according to Compete Magazine. In the magazine's August issue, the offensive linebacker said he told his teammates last spring. "It was really personal to me, and it benefited my peace of mind greatly," he said. Serafin told Compete, he told his teammates mostly for himself and because he wanted them to hear it from him instead of the college rumor mill.
  • NCAA loses prohibition of student payment case

    08/08/2014 8:15:17 PM PDT · by rstrahan · 29 replies
    AP via Las Vegas Sun ^ | 08/08/2014 | Tim Dahlberg
    Afederal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA cannot stop college football and basketball players from selling their likenesses
  • Ravens fans give Ray Rice standing ovation during practice

    07/29/2014 2:16:44 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 44 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 29 July 2014 | http://www.si.com/nfl/2014/07/29/baltimore-ravens-fans-ray-rice-standing-ovation?xid=nl_siextra
    Baltimore Ravens fans gave running back Ray Rice a standing ovation as he jogged onto the field during training camp practice on Monday, according to the team's website. Rice acknowledged the cheering fans by pointing to the crowd. Rice was seen on video in February dragging his then-fiancée out of an Atlantic City casino elevator. He was charged with third-degree aggravated assault after Janay Palmer, whom he later married, was left unconscious following the incident. Rice agreed to enter into a diversion program to avoid a jail sentence. More: Lenient penalty for Ray Rice troubling proof of where NFL's priorities...
  • Gene Simmons: Reporters Harass Tim Tebow, Give Troubled Athletes a Pass

    07/14/2014 7:49:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    bretibart.com ^ | 7/13/2014 | Kate O'Hare
    KISS star Gene Simmons says sports reporters hold morally upright athletes like Tim Tebow to a different standard that those who find trouble wherever they go. "It's interesting to me that media often picks on the good guys and lets the bad guys get a pass," says Simmons, the entrepreneurial rocker who recently expanded his empire to include a professional sports team.
  • Floyd Mayweather Heads 2014 List Of The World's Highest-Paid Athletes

    07/13/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 11, 2014 | Kurt Badenhausen
    Floyd Mayweather has been cashing multi-million checks for his fights for more than a decade. He banked at least $25 million for each of his past nine bouts going back to 2007 when he defeated Oscar De La Hoya in the most watched fight in the history of boxing pay-per-view events. Mayweather has earned almost $400 million in the ring since he turned pro in 1996 after the Olympics, but he has never had a year like this past one. Mayweather earned $105 million during the past 12 months for 72 minutes of work in the ring for fights against...
  • Brazil's Neymar has broken vertebra

    07/04/2014 5:32:12 PM PDT · by aposiopetic · 19 replies
    ESPN ^ | 7/4/14 | ESPN Staff
    Neymar has been ruled out of the World Cup after Brazil's team doctor confirmed he suffered a broken vertebra late in Friday's quarterfinal victory against Colombia.
  • Baseball All-Star voting ends tonight, post your choices

    Voting for the starting position players for the MLB All-Star game ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern). The final rosters will have 34 players on a side, with all teams being represented. Factors I weigh in making my choices (in descending order): 1) How the guy is doing this year. 2) How he did last year. 3) How he did the last two or three years. 4) The guy's whole career. Here then are my choices, starters listed first, followed by backups: NATIONAL LEAGUE C: Lucroy, Molina, Posey 1B: Goldschmidt, Freeman, Rizzo, Morneau 2B: Utley, Murphy SS: Tulowitzki, Ramirez 3B:...
  • Shhhh! Tim Howard’s a Christian

    07/02/2014 7:12:58 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7-2-14 | Katie Yoder
    The media are poring over each and every detail of the life of U.S. soccer team’s heroic goalkeeper. Here’s one they probably won’t mention: Tim Howard is a Christian. Beating the U.S. soccer team in a 2-1 game, Belgium eliminated the U.S. from the World Cup, on July 1. Despite that, the U.S. team still boasted a win: goalkeeper Tim Howard made 16 goal saves during the match, the most in World Cup history since 1966 (when record-keeping first began). ABC, CBS and NBC noted the champion’s popularity – but failed to mention his faith. During the morning segments after...
  • FIFA BANS SUAREZ FOR 4 MONTHS FOR BITING OPPONENT

    06/26/2014 7:14:37 AM PDT · by Paradox · 41 replies
    associated press ^ | 6/26/2014 | AP
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- FIFA has banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football activities for four months for biting an opponent at the World Cup, ruling him out of the rest of the tournament and the start of the upcoming Premier League season. The ban also covers Uruguay's next nine international games, which goes beyond the next four months and rules him out of next year's Copa America. FIFA also fined the Liverpool striker 100,000 Swiss francs ($112,000).
  • Mr. Padre Passes: Tony Gwynn Loses Battle With Cancer

    06/16/2014 10:58:40 AM PDT · by kingattax · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jun 2014
    Tony Gwynn, the left-handed right fielder who starred at San Diego State and then for the San Diego Padres, passed away Monday morning after a four-year fight with salivary-gland cancer. Gwynn's death comes a day after he received a contract extension to coach the San Diego State Aztecs baseball team. The fifty-four-year-old San Diego legend had been on medical leave. The bowling-ball shaped hitting machine batted .338 in twenty major league seasons, all with the Padres. He finished with 3,141 hits. In addition to his eight batting titles, Mr. Padre also collected seven Gold Gloves patrolling right field. The fifteen-time...
  • Dan Marino Sues NFL, Says He Was Hurt By Football Concussions

    06/02/2014 7:20:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/2/14 | Dan Diamond
    Dan Marino has sued the NFL, claiming that playing professional football left him suffering from concussion-related injuries, Nathan Fenno reports for the Los Angeles Times. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia last week, according to the Times. Fourteen other players joined Marino in the suit.
  • Boston tries to be 1st city with "College Athlete Bill of Rights"

    05/19/2014 3:38:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 19, 2014 | Jon Solomon
    Boston is trying to become the first city to provide health-care and educational rights to college athletes beyond what the NCAA requires. Legislation has been enacted or proposed at the federal and state level for a “College Athlete Bill of Rights.” But Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim has taken the unique step of going local. He filed a pair of ordinances Friday related to the educational and health rights for athletes who play college sports in Boston. Among the potential laws for Boston universities:
  • Michael Sam's boyfriend Vito..dad did time for sports betting..grandfather..mobster 'Willie the Rat'

    05/12/2014 12:19:43 PM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2014 | Lydia Warren
    Wiping away tears before sharing a passionate kiss for the cameras, new NFL pick Michael Sam and his boyfriend were the picture of joy on Saturday. As the photograph of their embrace quickly spread across the internet, Sam celebrated being the first openly-gay player drafted to the NFL - and viewers wondered about the identity of his man. He has now been named as Vito Cammisano, a 23-year-old fellow University of Missouri alum, who starred on the school's swim team - and who apparently comes from one of the state's most infamous mobster families. Online records indicate that he is...
  • Michael Sam drafted by the Rams

    05/10/2014 6:41:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 93 replies
    espn ^ | 5/10/14
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Michael Sam made history Saturday afternoon, as the St. Louis Rams made him the 249th overall choice in the 2014 NFL draft. The Missouri defensive end becomes the first openly gay player to be drafted in league history and seeks to be the first openly gay player ever to play in the NFL. Video of Sam receiving the call from the Rams and coach Jeff Fisher revealed the player's emotion while surrounded by friends, family and his boyfriend. "In a world of diversity we live in, I am honored to be a part of this," Fisher...
  • 2014 NFL Draft Thread 8pm EDT

    05/08/2014 3:26:21 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 228 replies
    Johnny Manziel to Dallas?
  • “Professional Blacks,” Professional Sports and Media Hawks Keep Racism Afloat

    05/03/2014 10:38:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Sports Illustrated's Fansided ^ | May 3, 2014 | Allen Jones
    National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner Adam Silver had no choice but to come down “hard” as some judged the punishment on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his stellar racist performance, captured on audio tape. I laughed at the punishment. “Banned for life” on an 80-year-old man? Maximum NBA fine of $2.5 million for a racist billionaire’s conduct is equally laughable. Nevertheless, I believe Commissioner Silver would have imposed a greater punishment if allowed under NBA rules. Commissioner Silver’s press conference deserves no more than a C+ grade due to the lack of his leadership experience in the fight...
  • Bill O'Reilly Asks Kentucky Wildcats’ Coach How He Controls Black Players (Video)

    04/16/2014 7:43:42 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 04/15/2014 | By Michael Allen
    Fox News' host Bill O'Reilly has devoted many broadcasts of this TV show, "The O'Reilly Factor," to what he believes are problems in the black community. O'Reilly, who has blamed black crime on black, unwed mothers, interviewed Kentucky Wildcats basketball coach John Calipari last night about controlling his black players, notes Salon.com (video below). According to New York Magazine, during the interview, O'Reilly asked Calipari, "I don't know if you listen to this rap stuff and the hip-hop stuff, but it has coarsened. Has that changed their attitude? How do you impose discipline on kids who are gonna do what...