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  • Yale QB's Rhodes bid was suspended (ESPN reports on prohibited NYT story)

    01/27/2012 4:25:48 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 10 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | January 26, 2012 | ESPN.com
    A Yale football player who said he withdrew from consideration for a Rhodes scholarship in order to prepare for his team's rivalry game against Harvard had in fact been informed his candidacy had been suspended, The New York Times reported. The Rhodes Trust had suspended quarterback Patrick Witt's candidacy when it learned, outside of official channels, that a female student had accused Witt of sexual assault in September, the newspaper reported. Witt had previously announced he had withdrawn his application because his interview for the prestigious scholarship was on the same day as Yale's game against Harvard, its ancient archrival....
  • Tebow's most amazing trait? Humility

    01/09/2012 7:52:40 AM PST · by Colofornian · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Sports.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2012 | Mark Kriegel
    Sportswriters and ballplayers have nothing in common so much as an urge to utter four favorite words: I told you so. It’s become the coin of the realm in this business. Nothing inspires such opportunistic passion as a chance to hate the doubters and doubt the haters. SNIP What happened Sunday night was more than an upset. It was more than a thrilling playoff win for the Broncos. It was an epic rebuke to Tebow’s legions of doubters. Call it Tebow 3:16... Tebow came out for the postgame presser in a knit cap and a vest, jeans and sneakers. He...
  • High schoolers banned for Tebowing

    12/15/2011 6:40:00 PM PST · by Minn · 129 replies
    No running in the halls -- and no Tebowing either. That's what one Long Island administration said Wednesday when it suspended a group of high school athletes for replicating Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow's popular pose in the hallway at school. Jordan Fulcoly, Wayne Drexel and brothers Tyler and Connor Carroll of Riverhead High School were all handed a one-day suspension Wednesday, after three days of taking a knee with their foreheads resting on their fists, the same ...
  • Tim Tebow: All he Does is Win (Remix Video)

    12/12/2011 9:58:50 AM PST · by parksstp · 19 replies
    Youtube Video ^ | 12-12-2011 | DJ Porter
    ESPN First take remix by DJ Porter with Skip Bayless
  • Arab Athletes Furious After “Palestine” Truncated

    12/10/2011 4:55:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/11 | Elad Benari
    Some of the participants in the 2011 Pan Arab Games, taking place in Qatar, were upset this weekend after discovering that a map showing “Palestine” presented its boundaries as only included Judea, Samaria and Gaza. The map was presented, along with the maps of other participating countries, at the opening ceremony of the games in Doha. The representation of “Palestine” made some of the participants furious, as they claimed that the map only showed 22% of the area of “Palestine”. The participants said that presenting “Palestine” in this way constitutes recognition of Israel and an acceptance of what they termed...
  • What’s Wrong with Tim Tebow? (The problem, it seems, is that there isn’t enough wrong with him)

    12/06/2011 7:17:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/06/2011 | Rich Lowry
    In Denver Broncos star quarterback Tim Tebow, the football gods have offered up a star that every father in America should be grateful for (provided they don’t root for a rival team in the AFC West). Tebow is respectful, wholesome, and a man of God. He has no obvious failings besides an inaccurate throwing arm. If Disney were to concoct the plot of a movie about an altogether admirable young man who joins the NFL and is scorned by all the experts for his unorthodox style, yet wins week after week, Tebow would play the lead. In fact, at this...
  • Wife of football coach charged in grade tampering

    11/22/2011 7:44:27 AM PST · by Krankor · 63 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/22/2011 | John Keilman
    Computer tracking leads to arrest of football coach's wife A sharp-eyed Antioch Community High School teacher who noticed that a student's grade had been inexplicably changed sparked an investigation that ended with a fellow educator being charged with tampering with computer records. Sara Glashagel, 27, a special education teacher who is the wife of Antioch's head football coach, allegedly got hold of an administrative password and inflated the grades for 64 students — 41 of them football players, authorities said.
  • Report: Mariners OF Greg Halman stabbed to death

    11/21/2011 3:37:19 AM PST · by Perdogg · 49 replies
    Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was killed in a stabbing in Rotterdam, a Dutch TV station reported Monday.
  • Arkansas football player found dead in room

    (CNN) -- University of Arkansas authorities say they see no "suspicious circumstances" surrounding the death of a 19-year-old football player who was was found dead in his room Sunday. Garrett Uekman, a sophomore tight end for the Razorbacks, was found unconscious and unresponsive in his room about 11:15 a.m., the university said in a written statement Sunday afternoon. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital shortly after noon. A roommate last saw Uekman playing video games about an hour earlier, "and he appeared to be in good health," the university said. An...
  • Rift Over Tim Tebow Custom "Jesus" Jerseys

    11/15/2011 6:26:54 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 89 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 11.15.11
    He's the model citizen, the guy you want your daughter to date, yet Tim Tebow can't help being the most polarizing figure in all of professional sports. And during the upcoming holiday shopping season, Tebow is going to get even more controversial -- once again without any action on his part. A handful of Denver fans have decided a customized Tim Tebow jersey would make for the perfect Christmas gift. What could possibly be troubling about that? A whole lot, depending on who you ask. Rather than have the last name "Tebow" on the back of the Broncos jersey, these...
  • Wyoming coach resigns after forcing offensive survey on players (Hurt Feelings Report Card)

    11/14/2011 11:28:37 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 89 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14NOV2011 | Cameron Smith
    A high school football coach in Wyoming has resigned after orchestrating what may be the single least appropriate motivational tactic in recent years, handing his players a "Hurt Feelings Report" in which students were asked to select from various offensive options to describe why they were upset. As first reported by the Buffalo Bulletin, Casper Star-Tribune and The Advocate before being circulated throughout the internet, Buffalo (Wyo.) High football coach Pat Lynch offered up a questionnaire to his players that offered the following possible reasons for their disappointment, as reported by The Advocate (beware in reading the following paragraph: Some...
  • Nationals Catcher Ramos Kidnapped in Venezuela

    11/09/2011 8:13:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    abc ^ | 11/9/2011 | JORGE RUEDA
    Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was abducted by gunmen Wednesday from his home in his native Venezuela. Ramos, 24, was taken away in an SUV by four armed men in Santa Ines in central Carabobo state, Kathe Vilera, spokeswoman for the catcher's Venezuelan League team, said through her official Twitter account. "This is sad, worrisome and true that Wilson Ramos has been kidnapped," she said. Ramos was playing winter ball with the Aragua Tigers. She said the rising Major League Baseball star was kidnapped at 6:45 p.m. local time (2315 GMT) and that police have been notified. Santa Ines lies...
  • Former Heavyweight Boxing Champ Joe Frazier Dies

    11/08/2011 8:11:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    (CNN) -- Joe Frazier, the hard-hitting boxing heavyweight who handed the legendary Muhammad Ali his first defeat, died Monday, shortly after being diagnosed with liver cancer, his family said in a statement. The former heavyweight champion, who was 67, became a legend in his own right and personified the gritty working-class style of his hard-knuckled hometown, Philadelphia -- a fitting setting for the "Rocky" film series, starring Sylvester Stallone as hardscrabble boxer Rocky Balboa. "You could hear him coming, snorting and grunting and puffing, like a steam engine climbing a steep grade," Bill Lyon wrote in a Philadelphia Inquirer column...
  • Who is Jerry Sandusky?

    11/06/2011 5:18:43 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 124 replies · 1+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/06/2011 | Bill Lyon
    So what manner of a man is this Jerry Sandusky? On Nov. 13, 1999, he received a standing ovation from a crowd of 96,480. It was the occasion of his official retirement as dean of Linebacker U's impenetrable defense. For a long, long time, he was thought to be the successor to Joe Paterno. When he finally decided to leave the fold, after 32 years of unswerving loyalty and uncommon patience, --snip-- It has been over 10 years since Sandusky left Penn State to devote all of his time to the Second Mile, a charitable organization he and his wife...
  • How Players Unions Are Killing Sports

    10/12/2011 4:42:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2011 | Ben Shapiro
    This year, we may not get to see Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers play. The people of Italy probably will. While the National Basketball Association lockout continues, Bryant is considering a deal worth $5 million for one year from the Virtus Bologna. He's not the only NBA player who might appear overseas. Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets signed a contract with the Turkish team Besiktas, worth $200,000 per month. Many more top players are jumping overseas during the work stoppage. By contrast, Bryant signed a contract on April 2, 2010, with the Lakers for $87 million,...
  • NBA Season Postponed (Millionaires losing income--shouldn't we all celebrate?)

    10/11/2011 5:26:10 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 33 replies
    RT.com ^ | 10/11/11
    NBA commissioner David Stern has cancelled the first two weeks of the season after owners and players failed to reach a new labor deal and end the lockout. The crisis began on July 1 when owners locked out the players after they failed to come to terms before the expiration of the old collective bargaining agreement.
  • Michael Vick leaves with neck injury

    09/18/2011 9:10:27 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 60 replies
    espn ^ | 9-18-11
    ATLANTA -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has left the game against the Atlanta Falcons with a neck injury after being slammed into one of his own linemen late in the third quarter. After letting go of a pass Sunday night, Vick was spun around by an Atlanta defender and slammed into right tackle Todd Herremans. The quarterback got up slowly and wobbled to the sideline, where the trainers worked on his right shoulder and neck. He also appeared to spit out blood coming off the field. Mike Kafka took over for Vick and finished a touchdown drive that gave...
  • Brad McCrimmon Dies in Plane Crash [Ex-Boston Bruins player among 43 killed in Russia]

    09/07/2011 1:29:51 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 26 replies
    ESPNBoston.com ^ | September 7, 2011, 2:38 PM ET | ESPNBoston
    KHL Players Killed In Crash A plane carrying a KHL ice hockey team crashed in western Russia, killing at least 43 people
  • Homophobia is the sports world's new bigotry

    08/04/2011 10:24:40 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 50 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 07/19/2011 | Monte Poole
    When idiots of yore tossed slurs and epithets at sporting events, they had the sorry excuse of living in an America where segregation not only was common but also legislated. Impolite folks too ignorant to know better and too lazy to learn routinely wrapped themselves in bigotry, sparing no one, as was discovered by Jewish slugger Hank Greenberg and black pioneer Jackie Robinson. That was the 1930s and '40s and '50s, when many were denied civil rights and voting rights and the system was contaminated with the poisons of prejudice. What's the excuse now that we're supposed to be so...
  • Grieving New Mexico safety hauled off plane, booked for baggy pants

    06/17/2011 7:59:33 AM PDT · by Conservative145 · 62 replies
    A college football player was pulled off a flight and arrested because he was wearing his pants too low. Deshon Marman, 20, a University of New Mexico player was boarding a flight back to college yesterday when he was stopped because his pants were ‘below his buttocks, but above the knees, and his boxer shorts were showing’. Police said the man who was flying back to Alberqurque from home in San Francisco, California, was told by a U.S. Airways employee to pull up his pants, but he refused. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2004270/Deshon-Marman-pulled-flight-arrested-wearing-baggy-pants.html#ixzz1PXq5KB9U
  • Tim Tebow Book “Through My Eyes” Shares Family’s Pro-Life Story

    06/06/2011 11:22:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 4+ views
    Life News ^ | 6/6/11 | Steven Ertelt
    Tim Tebow Book “Through My Eyes” Shares Family’s Pro-Life Story by Steven Ertelt | LifeNews.com | 6/6/11 11:47 AMTim Tebow has become a star within pro-life circles — and for good reason. The popular Denver Broncos quarterback and former college football superstar and his family have become leading pro-life spokespeople thanks to their story.By now, most people are familiar with Tebow — who made his Christian faith the basis for his football success and who has inspired a generation of young people with his morals and values. Those values came in part because of the story Americans know almost...
  • Grid greats are tragic kid's new heroes

    05/06/2011 9:06:25 AM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 1, 2011 | CANDACE AMOS
    NFL linebacker Ray Lewis and former cornerback Reggie Howard lent a helping hand to a 10-year-old Newburgh boy whose mother drowned herself and her other three children when she drove her van into the Hudson. The pair of gridiron greats joined Lashaun Armstrong last night at a Manhattan fund-raiser for the United Athletes Foundation, where some $20,000 was raised for the boy. "I like to thank the UAF for fund-raising this money for my family and I'd like to thank Ray and Reggie for being there for me and taking care of me when I need help," Lashaun said during...
  • Allen Iverson to police: 'Do you know who I am?'

    04/08/2011 9:41:03 AM PDT · by Realman30 · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | 04-08-11 | Katie Glaeser
    Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- Former NBA star Allen Iverson launched an expletive-ridden tirade against police when a car belonging to him was pulled over for a traffic violation last week, at one point telling the officer, "Take the vehicle, I have 10 more," according to a police report. Iverson, 35, was a passenger in a grey Lamborghini, spied by an Atlanta officer changing lanes without signaling about 6 p.m. on March 30, according to the police report obtained by CNN. The driver, identified in the report as Antwuan Clisby, couldn't produce any documentation for the vehicle, the report said. He...
  • 'Everybody does it': Lawrence Taylor defends himself for soliciting an under age prostitute

    03/23/2011 10:17:34 AM PDT · by bkopto · 115 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 23, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A football legend who was convicted over under age sex with a prostitute, has told an interviewer 'everybody does it', adding the case had left him 'screwed'. Ex New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor, who was caught paying a 16-year-old girl $300 to have sex with him in a hotel room, made the outrageous comments in a interview for Fox News last night. Taylor, 52, was sentenced yesterday to six years probation and was forced to sign the sex offenders register.
  • NFL “Modern Day Slavery” Says Running Back

    03/21/2011 9:03:25 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 30 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 19 March 2011 | John Semmens
    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson argues that professional athletes are “modern day slaves.” “People might laugh at me for saying this, but I feel like a slave,” Peterson contended. “Sure, there’s six or seven-figure annual salaries, but what about the working conditions? We have to play outdoors most of the time—in the heat, cold, rain or even snow. Meanwhile, most of our fans are sitting at home with their feet up, snacks and drinks at hand. They’re benefiting from our suffering.” “And how many other jobs are there where 200+ lb. guys get to beat on you and it’s...
  • Stanford drops list of 'easy' classes for athletes

    03/08/2011 9:47:58 PM PST · by thecodont · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Tuesday, March 8, 2011 | Amy Julia Harris,Ryan Mac, California Watch
    A drama class in Beginning Improvising and another in Social Dances of North America III were among dozens of classes on a closely guarded quarterly list distributed only to Stanford athletes to help them choose classes. The list, which has existed since at least 2001, was widely regarded by athletes as an easy class list. More than a quarter of the courses on the list did not fulfill university general education requirements. The classes on the list were "always chock-full of athletes and very easy A's," said Kira Maker, a soccer player who used the list her freshman year. Stanford...
  • Police open investigation of hit by Bruins player (concussion and cracked vertebra)

    03/11/2011 9:06:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/10/11 | HOWARD ULMAN
    Police open investigation of hit by Bruins playerBy HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer 11 hours, 30 minutes ago BOSTON (AP) - Montreal police started a criminal investigation Thursday into the on-ice hit by Boston’s Zdeno Chara that left the Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty with a severe concussion and cracked vertebra. Police said they are acting on a request by Quebec’s director of criminal and penal prosecutions, Louis Dionne. After evidence is collected, it will be determined if there are grounds for prosecution, they said. But Pacioretty said he doesn’t want Chara prosecuted. “I sincerely appreciate all of the support that I...
  • Charles Woodson Supports State Union Workers (Super Bowl champion Packers side with Union Thugs)

    02/22/2011 12:34:24 PM PST · by balch3 · 29 replies
    WJFW ^ | Feb 20, 2011 | AP
    GREEN BAY - Charles Woodson has become the latest Green Bay Packer to lend his support to state union employees. The cornerback said Sunday he's honored to stand with working families of Wisconsin and organized labor. Tens of thousands of people have been protesting a measure by Republican Gov. Scott Walker that would end collective bargaining rights for nearly all public employees. Woodson says hardworking people including teachers and nurses are under ``an unprecedented attack'' to take away their basic rights. He says as a member of the NFL Players Association he's proud to stand with them. He joins seven...
  • HighSchool Wrestler Forfeits Match Against a Girl, In Iowa State Tournament on Principle

    02/17/2011 3:22:50 PM PST · by OneVike · 68 replies · 1+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 2/17/11 | Chuck Wolk
    When it became apparent that his opponent in the state tournament wrestling match would be a girl., e would be facing off against a girl, Joel Northrup, forfeited his match to her.  As a Christian, Joel is serious about his faith, and so he could not in good conscience wrestle with a  girl due to the manner in which a wrestler must grapple with their opponent. If only we had more boys raised to respect the fairer sex as much as Joel has been.   His parents are homeschooling him. but he has been allowed to wrestle with the Lin-Mar...
  • Dallas gives key to city to … Michael Vick? (video-"we don`t care about the dog")

    The Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers met in the Super Bowl two days ago, and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers won the MVP Award for his great play. The game also featured the induction of a number of former NFL greats into the Hall of Fame, as well as celebrities and statesmen from all over the country. It was the perfect time to give out the key to the city to some deserving philanthropist, such as … Michael Vick? As it happens, one of the people attending this ceremony was not a wayward child but the caretaker of one...
  • Fox Network's Anti-Christian Bigotry

    02/07/2011 1:06:56 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | Dave Bohon
    FOX Rejects “John 3:16” Super Bowl Ad http://www.thenewamerican.com As FOX Network puts the finishing touches on its advertisement lineup for the February 6th Super Bowl — arguably as popular a part of the evening as the game itself — one thing is certain: just about any thing will be permissible in the way of sex, sleaze, and crude humor. Apparently, however, one type of ad will not be permitted: those promoting positive values and faith in God. Following last year’s media furor over a Focus on the Family-sponsored pro-life spot during the Super Bowl featuring Christian football phenomenon Tim Tebow...
  • How Professional Athletes Benefit from Alkaline Water

    01/30/2011 3:37:52 PM PST · by truthnomatterwhat · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Health Alkaline ^ | Dr. Robert Burns, PhD / Dr. Susan Lark, MD
    Competitive, elite athletes and sports trainers know that subtle changes in pH can have profound effects on the overall health, feeling of wellness, level of fatigue, pain, weight, ability to train and athletic performance. Muscles work best in a narrow range of Ph. At rest, muscle pH is about 6.9, while arterial blood is about 7.4. When we exercise, the increased use of muscle glycogen for energy produces lactic acid, pyruvic acid, and CO2, which decreases muscle pH. The harder you exercise the quicker your muscles become acidic which leads to fatigue. Accumulation of acid also limits the production of...
  • The real reason Vick got a second chance (cause he's a jock)

    12/29/2010 10:25:33 AM PST · by Zakeet · 87 replies · 17+ views
    Washington comPost ^ | December 29, 2010 | Richard Cohen
    The commentary about President Obama's call to the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles regarding that adjudicated dog killer Michael Vick has now reached an apogee of stupidity that strongly suggest that too many otherwise smart people have lost their ability to reason. Obama, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie recounted, said, "'So many people who serve time never get a fair second chance.' He said, 'It's never a level playing field for prisoners when they get out of jail.' And he was happy that we did something on such a national stage that showed our faith in giving someone a second chance...
  • Michael Vick Has Another Supporter: President Obama

    12/27/2010 2:37:30 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 37 replies · 5+ views
    Sports Grid ^ | Dec. 27, 2010 | Glenn Davis
    Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is having a phenomenal season, of course, but he’s still a divisive figure. Some credit him for making the most of another chance following his prison sentence, while others still can’t bring themselves to forgive Vick for the suffering he inflicted on innocent dogs. But according to information reported last night by Peter King of Sports Illustrated, Vick has at least one supporter in high places: President Barack Obama. Obama, it seems, is squarely in the “credit Vick for making good on another chance” camp. King said last night that Obama called Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie...
  • 'Dandy' Don Meredith dies at 72

    12/06/2010 1:15:51 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 52 replies
    Fox News and AP ^ | 12/06/2010 | AP
    Don Meredith, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback who served as a folksy foil for Howard Cosell on ABC's ''Monday Night Football'' and helped carve out the niche for colorful ex-athlete broadcasters, has died. ''Dandy Don,'' as he was known, was 72. Meredith's wife, Susan, told The Associated Press her husband died Sunday in Santa Fe after suffering a brain hemorrhage and lapsing into a coma. She and her daughter were at Meredith's side when he died. ''He was the best there was,'' she said Monday, describing him as kind, warm and funny. ''We lost a good one.''
  • Redskins give McNabb $78M extension

    Agent: $78M deal for Donovan McNabb ESPN.com news services The Washington Redskins and quarterback Donovan McNabb have agreed to a contract extension. McNabb's agent, Fletcher Smith, told The Associated Press that the extension is worth $78 million over five years, with $40 million of the deal guaranteed. A source told ESPN NFL Insider Michael Smith, who first reported the agreement, that McNabb's contract could be worth $88 million if incentives in the contract are reached. McNabb, who will turn 34 later this month, agreed to an extension just two weeks after he was benched at the end of a loss...
  • The Persecution of Gilbert Arenas: How gun prohibitionists and an image-conscious NBA scapegoated...

    08/04/2010 2:06:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Reason ^ | August-September 2010 issue | Daniel Wattenberg
    How gun prohibitionists and an image-conscious NBA scapegoated a basketball star On December 19, 2009, NBA star Gilbert Arenas and fellow Washington Wizards player Javaris Crittenton got into a heated argument over a card game, exchanging violent threats. (Arenas maintains that his were made in jest.) After Crittenton challenged him to a fistfight, Arenas told his younger teammate he was too old to fight him, but he’d burn his SUV or shoot him in the face instead. Crittenton answered that he’d shoot Arenas in his surgically repaired left knee. Two days later, before practice at Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center, Arenas...
  • The 20 highest-earning International athletes for 2010

    07/22/2010 1:18:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 07/22/2010 | Jonah Freedman
    All hail King Roger. The average earnings of the top 20 non-American sportsmen have broken the $30 million barrier for the first time, led by a new No. 1. With the all-time record for majors and unprecedented millions in winnings, endorsement dollars and lucrative exhibition fees, Roger Federer has dethroned David Beckham as the top-earning foreign athlete with a near $62 million haul. Beckham, in fact, has fallen to No. 3. The Los Angeles Galaxy star is now also behind Argentine demigod and reigning FIFA World Player of the Year Lionel Messi, who has ridden a mythic year to No....
  • Notre Dame athletes arrested at party

    07/18/2010 3:15:02 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 9 replies
    FoxSports ^ | Jul 17, 2010
    SOUTH BEND The son of former Notre Dame standout Joe Montana was among 11 Fighting Irish athletes arrested on misdemeanor charges of underage drinking at a party Friday night. A total of 44 people were arrested after city police responded to a call about a fight near a roadway and discovered the party, said St. Joseph County Police assistant chief Bill Redman. Two non-athletes face a misdemeanor charge of providing alcohol to minors. The arrests were handled by state excise police, who didn't immediately return a message seeking comment on Saturday. The most recognizable athletes arrested were Nate Montana, a...
  • Favre says he's not worried about his beat-up body

    07/16/2010 11:21:41 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    AP ^ | Friday, July 16, 2010.
    MINNEAPOLIS — Brett Favre was badly beat up in Minnesota's overtime loss at New Orleans last January, a well-documented part of that epic NFC championship game. The grandfather of NFL quarterbacks, however, doesn't sound worried about his health as it relates to returning for a 20th season. "Playing another year probably isn't going to make a difference. The damage has already been done," Favre told Men's Journal magazine for the issue that will go on sale on Friday. Favre also explained his thought process on the fateful fourth-quarter interception against the Saints in that game, an on-the-run pass to Sidney...
  • Manute Bol's Radical Christianity

    07/12/2010 10:45:42 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 25, 2010 | Jon A. Shields
    By JON A. SHIELDS As any churchgoer who tuned in to watch the recent NBA finals contest between the Lakers and Celtics already knows, the term redemption is probably now heard more often in NBA sports broadcasts than in homilies. A Google search under "redemption" and "NBA" generates approximately 2 million hits—more hits than "redemption" and "Christianity." The term can also be found in more than 2,600 stories on ESPN.com.
  • Manute Bol's Radical Christianity

    06/25/2010 6:34:48 AM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | JUNE 25, 2010 | Jon A. Shields
    As any churchgoer who tuned in to watch the recent NBA finals contest between the Lakers and Celtics already knows, the term redemption is probably now heard more often in NBA sports broadcasts than in homilies. A Google search under "redemption" and "NBA" generates approximately 2 million hits—more hits than "redemption" and "Christianity." The term can also be found in more than 2,600 stories on ESPN.com. What does redemption mean in the world of professional basketball and sports more broadly? It involves making up for—or, yes, "atoning"—for a poor performance. When the Lakers beat Boston, for instance, Bill Plaschke of...
  • Manute Bol has died

    06/19/2010 1:45:17 PM PDT · by al baby · 30 replies · 672+ views
    Today | Tmz
    Manute Bol -- best known for being one of the tallest players to ever play in the NBA -- died today, according to various reports. Bol was hospitalized in Virgina back in May after suffering acute kidney failure. Bol played in the NBA from 1985-1994 and was one of the best shot blockers in the league. Bol was extremely involved in charities in his native Sudan -- donating an estimated $3.5 million aid Sudanese refugees. He was 47.
  • Ex-NFL quarterback Cunningham now calls plays for Henderson church

    05/16/2010 8:14:05 AM PDT · by Nevadan · 4 replies · 534+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | May 16, 2010 | MARK ANDERSON
    It's Super Bowl Sunday, a day that eluded Randall Cunningham throughout his 16-year NFL career, a day a team nicknamed the Saints would win the big game, and Cunningham's message to his church, Remnant Ministries, is accountability. "You can't," he says, wearing a black shirt, black vest and red tie, "halfway commit to God." But Cunningham didn't expect his own commitment to run this deep. Becoming a pastor is not what he envisioned or even wanted.
  • End the Lacrosse Cover-Up

    05/11/2010 11:04:02 AM PDT · by CondorFlight · 24 replies · 800+ views
    Bleacher Report ^ | May 11, 2010 | R. B. Parrish
    Before the attempted frame-up of innocent lacrosse players in Durham, lacrosse had a good reputation. It may have been seen as an elite sport (or, more truly, a regionally delineated sport); but it was also seen as honest, fun, exciting, and one of the few “sports” remaining which still concerned itself with “sportsmanship”. Then came the lies and the false accusations, and a university which was more concerned with the immediate PR fallout than with standing behind its falsely-accused students. And since it fit the convenient narrative which was being constructed, lacrosse was also lambasted. In Durham, three lacrosse players...
  • 15-year-old boy impaled on javelin in Calif.

    05/10/2010 11:48:57 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 49 replies · 1,449+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | May 10, 2010 | AP
    POMONA, Calif. Authorities in California say a 15-year-old boy has been impaled by a javelin. Pomona police Lt. Ron McDonald says the boy was airlifted to a hospital after accidentally falling on the javelin Sunday at Westmont Park Community Center. There's no immediate word on his condition Monday. McDonald says the boy threw the javelin, then ran to get it after it stuck in the ground. He says the boy tripped and the javelin entered near his hip and came out through his buttocks.
  • Former NFL star Lawrence Taylor charged with raping 16-year-old runaway in NY hotel room

    SUFFERN, N.Y. (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor was charged Thursday with raping a 16-year-old runaway in an encounter that police said was arranged by a man who beat her up before driving her to Taylor's suburban hotel room while she texted her uncle for help. Taylor, a 51-year-old former New York Giants star who has faced drug and tax evasion charges in the past, paid the girl $300 for sex in a Holiday Inn, where he was arrested early Thursday, said Christopher St. Lawrence, supervisor of the town of Ramapo. Ramapo Chief of Police Peter Brower...
  • U.S. Flags Salute Wounded Warrior Athletes

    04/29/2010 5:01:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 131+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 29, 2010 – The American flags raised over five military installations don’t look any different from the one raised over the U.S. Capitol on any given day, but there is one distinct difference. These flags will bear the well-wishes of servicemembers stationed around the world for injured soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines and veterans competing in the inaugural Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., next month. With the help of the Defense Media Activity and the USO, five American flags found their way to Afghanistan, Germany, Hawaii, Iraq and South Korea, where they were raised over military points...
  • NCAA - No Christians Allowed Anymore

    04/22/2010 1:49:04 PM PDT · by alleyesonCHRIST · 36 replies · 979+ views
    Alleyesonchrist ^ | 4/21/2010 | Charles C. Matthews
    NCAA - No Christians Allowed Anymore? As a huge sports fan I found it interesting over the weekend when I discovered that without so much as a whisper the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) sucker punched the First Amendment of the Constitution. Among the proposed rule changes rolled out by the NCAA for the upcoming year is a ban on messages that appear on eye-black. Eye-black is the gummy black tape like stuff that football players wear beneath their eyes to eliminate glare from light. It goes without saying that the most notorious player who adorned himself with eye-black was...
  • NCAA bans eye black with messages

    04/22/2010 1:35:57 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 54 replies · 1,062+ views
    AP ^ | Just Now
    INDIANAPOLIS- Eye black with messages, like the Scripture references favored by Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, will be banned from college football this fall. The NCAA's Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved the rules change last week. Tebow, the son of Christian missionaries, highlighted references to Bible verses in the black beneath his eyes during each game. The former Florida quarterback could be picked tonight in the first round of the NFL draft, or he could be a second-round pick on Friday. Tebow helped Florida win two national championships in the Gators' run-heavy system, but his skills may not translate to...