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  • At I-75 and University Parkway, it's construction vs. the clock

    09/22/2015 7:02:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | September 12, 2015 | Emily Le Coz
    In a state where four out of five traffic improvement projects bust their original deadlines, Florida transportation officials expect to beat the odds with one of the largest jobs ever undertaken in the Sarasota-Manatee region. Construction of the state’s first diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 75 and University Parkway, which began Aug. 3 and is set for two years, will end before the September 2017 World Rowing Championships draw tens of thousands of visitors to nearby Nathan Benderson Park, state officials promise. But the timeline leaves Prince Contracting, the Tampa-based company that won the $74.5 million contract, just one month...
  • Team Fighting Championship: yeah, it’s insane

    05/14/2015 11:00:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    A new sport has arisen within the fighting universe in Poland: Team Fighting Championship (TFC). If you’ve ever imagined what a professional looking, all out fight between two rival gangs would look like in an arena, this is it. Two teams of five fighters are let loose in the ring, accompanied by five referees, where they punch, kick, and knee the living hell out of each other until just one team is left standing. The only major rules are that “forbid blows to the Adam’s apple, groin kicks, biting and spitting,” but there are no rules that prohibit the four...
  • Ohio State Is Closer To Catching Alabama For Most College Football Championships

    01/13/2015 3:03:14 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies
    BI ^ | 1-13-2015 | Cork Gaines
    Cork Gaines January 13, 2015Ohio State won its eighth national championship in division 1-A/Football Bowl Subdivision history with their win over Oregon in the inaugural college football playoff championship. That win moves Ohio State into a tie with Notre Dame for the most championships during the poll era (1936-present), the most commonly used cut-off for counting titles. Ohio State is also now just two behind Alabama.(snip)(snip)
  • Tong forging in the World Championship Blacksmiths's Competition. [video only]

    05/01/2014 5:03:33 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | 5-1-2014 | Chad Chance
    World Championship Blacksmiths' Competition Tong Making Class. The Competitors had 45 min. to make a pair of Hot Fitting tongs out of 3/4 round stock with the reins already ran out. Jul 11, 2011
  • Tacoma teen fired after wearing Broncos jersey to work

    01/22/2014 2:32:53 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    Fox Sports News ^ | January 22, 2014 | Any Nesbett
    Nathaniel Wentz is a 17-year-old kid who plays quarterback for his high school football team. He also works — well, he used to work — during his free time. Why did we say he used to work? Because he was fired from his gig at Odyssey 1 family entertainment center in Tacoma, Washington after he wore a Broncos jersey to work last Sunday. Why was he wearing a Broncos jersey? Because his boss told employees that they could wear jerseys of their favorite teams to work since it was the day of the AFC and NFC Championship Games. Wentz's manager...
  • Notre Dame Fans Continue To Trash Alabama With Offensive National Championship T-Shirts

    12/27/2012 12:31:16 PM PST · by blam · 192 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-27-2012 | Andrew Tredinnick
    Notre Dame Fans Continue To Trash Alabama With Offensive National Championship T-Shirts Andrew TredinnickDec. 27, 2012, 12:43 PM In the month leading up to Notre Dame's first trip to the national championship game in more than two decades, Irish faithful have created a series of T-shirts bashing their opponent, Alabama. Notre Dame is winning the trash-talking battle with the series of racy shirts, but the last thing Notre Dame needs is to provide a feisty Crimson Tide team and fan base with any source of motivation before the game. Maybe Alabama will take the shirts for their comedic value. Eleven...
  • Notre Dame (1) v USC Thread - 8pm EST ABC TV

    11/24/2012 3:11:57 PM PST · by Perdogg · 110 replies
    Notre Dame (1) v USC Thread - 8pm EST ABC TV. If Notre Dame wins they will play for the National Championship, as unfair as that might seem.
  • Arizona high school forfeits championship game rather than face girl opponent

    05/10/2012 1:11:45 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 249 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-10-2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A state championship high school baseball game is over before tonight's first pitch, after one Arizona team forfeited rather than play an opponent with a girl in the lineup. Our Lady of Sorrows refused to play Mesa Preparatory Academy in Thursday’s scheduled Arizona Charter Athletic Association state championship game, because that team has Paige Sultzbach at second base. The 15-year-old agreed to sit out a pair of regular season victories over Our Lady of Sorrows, which is run by the Society of St. Pius X, an traditionalist church that broke away from Roman Catholic Church over Vatican reforms in 1970....
  • Dallas Mavericks capture first championship in Game 6 win over Miami Heat (Nowitzki wins finals MVP)

    06/12/2011 8:29:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/12/2011 | Ira Winderman
    MIAMI— The end. Of the hype. And the hope. Of instant gratification. And of vindication. Year One of the Big Three ended with a thud Sunday night for the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena. There will be no capping of last July's premature celebration over the free-agency signings of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Instead, there will be reflection on nights such as Sunday, when a 105-95 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 6 of the NBA Finals brought down the curtain on the 2010-11 season. And started a new waiting game, leaving plenty of questions in...
  • Man wins World Beard & Moustache Championship, shapes facial hair into moose, flag of Norway

    05/18/2011 5:13:59 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 19, 2011 | Lindsay Goldwert
    Meet the man with the world's most impressive beard. Elmar Weisser, a 47 year-old hairdresser, beat 160 hopefuls from 15 countries to take first prize in the World Beard and Moustache Championship, held this year in Trondheim, Norway. His facial creation included a moose and a Norwegian flag. Weisser was well-groomed for victory – he'd won the competition several times before, he told AFP. He won in 2005 in Berlin by shaping his beard into the landmark Brandenburg Gate. In 2007, he declared victory in won in England for his recreation of the Tower Bridge.

    01/23/2011 10:06:18 AM PST · by mainepatsfan · 510 replies · 1+ views
  • NFL Championship Weekend

    01/21/2011 9:19:09 AM PST · by jpf · 45 replies
    My big mouth blog ^ | 01/21/11 | Flood
    As the Patriots would say, these are T-shirt and hat games this weekend. Too bad for the Patriots they will be home watching it with you and me thanks to the Jets. The NFL Championship games are Sunday, the two winners get a trip to the Super Bowl in Dallas while the losers get to send unused T-shirts and hats to Haiti. Sure most of them are size XXX, they'll shrink in the wash. See, everybody wins, sort of. We have the polls again in the sidebar, feel free to participate. Last week we were mostly right as a group,...
  • ALCS and NLCS 2010 Live Thread

    10/16/2010 2:53:44 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 189 replies · 4+ views
    MLB.com ^ | 10/16/10 | raccoonradio
    ALCS and NLCS 2010 live thread Yankees vs. Rangers--TBS Phillies vs. Giants--Fox World Series will be on Fox
  • Man dies during World Sauna Championship in Finland

    08/08/2010 4:10:51 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 26 replies
    WebToday ^ | 8-8-10 | WebToday
    888WEBTODAY.COM (8-8-10)--A man died during the World Sauna Championship in Heinola, Finland after sustaining severe burns in the end phase of the event that required long term exposure to 230 degree temperatures (110 Celsius). Vladimir Ladyzhenskiy (pictured on the left) was pronounced dead on August 7, 2010 after passing out from the 230 degree temperatures. Finland's Timo Kaukonen won the event. Not a big surpise since he was the reigning champ. Almost 1,000 spectators watched as medical workers attended to both men who were badly burned. Timo Kaukonen is said to be in stable condition and probably willing to participate...
  • Report: USC to keep AP title

    06/11/2010 7:26:20 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 32 replies · 530+ views
    espn ^ | June 11, 2010, 8:48 PM ET
    Sthern California will likely lose its 2004 BCS championship, but its Associated Press title appears safe. "The 2004 poll stands," AP sports editor Terry Taylor confirmed in an e-mail to the Los Angeles Times on Friday. "The poll is intended to measure on-field performance. If teams are allowed to play, they're allowed to be ranked and USC certainly played in 2004." USC beat Oklahoma in the BCS title game on Jan. 4, 2005. The BCS is likely to force USC to vacate its national championship. BCS executive director Bill Hancock said in a statement Thursday that the presidential oversight committee...
  • USC Football Forfeits Nat'l Championship Win

    06/10/2010 12:38:44 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 96 replies · 1,977+ views
    TMZ.com ^ | 06/10/2010 | Staff
    The NCAA just blew up USC football's world by forcing the Trojans to forfeit their victory in the '05 Orange Bowl ... a win that earned them the National Championship. This all comes after an NCAA investigation concluded Reggie Bush got improper benefits while at USC. According to the NCAA findings Bush received a car, and his family received a house and other financial benefits.
  • Face of Defense: Son Inspires Marine to Succeed

    02/26/2010 4:41:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 179+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Lance Cpl. Daniel Boothe, USMC
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Feb. 26, 2010 – Inspired by his son, a noncommissioned officer here shattered the glass roof of his dream by wrestling his way to the top. Inspired by his son, Marco, left, Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Ignacio Ramirezlazos qualified to wrestle in the world championships. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Daniel Boothe  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “It’s pretty hard to be a single dad in the Marine Corps,” said Gunnery Sgt. Ignacio Ramirezlazos, training staff noncommissioned officer for the Installation Personnel Administration Center. “I did it to set the example for my son...
  • TV ratings: Saints' first NFC championship huge for FOX (52 million)

    01/25/2010 12:40:18 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 4 replies · 623+ views
    Zap2It ^ | 01/25/10 | Andrea Reiher
    The Vikings-Saints NFC championship game that ended in a dramatic overtime Saints win powered FOX to a huge Sunday win. FOX won the night with 52 million viewers, a 27.6 rating/41 share, which is an absolutely massive night, even for an NFL playoff game. In contrast, last Sunday's CBS Jets-Chargers playoff game only garnered 18 million, 10.5/16 share, though it was up against the Golden Globes.
  • Blinn Wins National Championship

    12/07/2009 3:14:43 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 258+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 12/07/2009 | Gena Parsons
    Blinn wins fourth national championship in dramatic fashion 31-26 over Fort Scott Blinn College won the NJCAA national championship scoring on an 84-yard Chad Froechnicht punt return with 15 seconds left to defeat Fort Scott (KS) Community College 31-26. It was the Buccaneers’ fourth national title and the second under head coach Brad Franchione who is a native of Pittsburg, KS, which hosted the Citizens Bank Bowl.
  • Felix breaks Jamaican hold on sprints at worlds

    08/21/2009 3:35:32 PM PDT · by Raymann · 1 replies · 273+ views
    AP ^ | 08/21/2009 | RAF CASERT
    BERLIN – Usain Bolt got the birthday present he wanted from his teammates at the world championships on Friday, and Allyson Felix spoiled the party by ending Jamaica's sprint domination. After the Jamaican relay team qualified for the 4x100 final without Bolt on the track, Felix glided to the finish with an elegance reminiscent of a long distance runner to win her third straight 200-meter world title. With a raised fist and little more than a smile at the finish, Felix broke the Jamaican hold on sprinting going back to the Beijing Olympics. She held off an early charge from...
  • Under 19 Mens Basketball Team Wins World Championship (after 18 years!)

    07/13/2009 7:03:20 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 9 replies · 998+ views
    USA Basketball ^ | 7/12/2009 | USA Basketball
    The 18 year drought between FIBA U19 World Championships is over for the United States men. Behind 18 points from Tyshawn Taylor and another balanced scoring effort that featured seven players contributing eight or more points, the USA fended off a determined Greek team to post an 88-80 victory Sunday night in the FIBA World Championship gold medal game in Auckland, New Zealand. The USA squad, led by University of Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon, finished with a spotless 9-0 record and recorded a 22.2 margin of victory in the championship. We really set as a goal to win...
  • Sports Commission Thanks Troops With ACC Championship Tickets

    12/08/2008 3:14:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 207+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Ian D. Morales, USA
    TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 8, 2008 – Nearly a thousand servicemembers got a big “thank you” gift here Dec. 6 with free tickets to the Atlantic Coast Conference football championship football game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Boston College Eagles. The Hokies beat the Eagles 30-12, becoming the ACC’s first two-time winner of the championship game. But no matter who they were cheering for, the troops seemed grateful for the tickets to a long-awaited game. “It’s the most amazing thing ever,” said an Army wife. “I’m a football lover, and I’m glad they took the time to recognize the...
  • Fearless Predictions: Championship Weekend

    12/05/2008 9:36:37 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 38 replies · 1,001+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | December 5, 2008 | Adam Abramson & Mike Rose
    I'm flying solo for Championship Week. Rose is a Big 10 guy...so are we really surprised he's not picking conference championship games? Update from Rose: Ummm, no. I'm here. My picks are added below: No. 17 Boston College vs. No. 25 Virginia Tech (even odds), 1 p.m. I am inclined to go with Virginia Tech here. Boston College hasn't forgotten last year -- you know, when the Eagles beat Virginia Tech during the regular season only to miss the BCS at the hands of the Hokies in the ACC title game. Expect a hard-nosed game, low scoring, tough defense and...
  • Leave Marion Jones Alone

    01/11/2008 10:11:10 AM PST · by Revski · 50 replies · 126+ views
    National News ^ | 01/11/2008 | Revski
    U.S. sprinter Marion Jones, a five-time Olympic medallist, failed a drug test at the U.S. national championships in Indianapolis in June, according to sources with knowledge of the test results. Now there is talk of a possible jail time. Have mercy, for all have sinned, she has confessed to her wrong and now let it go. Revski
  • Appalachian State rolls over Delaware for third straight title (3 x's)

    12/14/2007 9:38:48 PM PST · by personalaccts · 25 replies · 117+ views
    www.sportsnetwork.com ^ | 12/14/07 | Sports Network
    Appalachian State rolls over Delaware for third straight title Chattanooga, TN (Sports Network) - Armanti Edwards threw for three touchdowns, and Appalachian State captured its unprecedented third straight national crown by routing Delaware, 49-21, in the Football Championship Subdivision title contest. The Mountaineers (13-2), who pulled off a shocker by beating Big Ten powerhouse Michigan on the road in their season opener, and won the Southern Conference, culminated the season with their 12th consecutive playoff victory. ASU became the first Division I squad since Army in 1946 to win three national championships in a row. The Mountaineers are undefeated in...
  • Lagat wins 1,500-meter race for U.S.

    08/29/2007 7:56:02 PM PDT · by kms61 · 7 replies · 408+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | August 30, 2007 | Bob Baum
    OSAKA, Japan - In his first big race as an American, Bernard Lagat won the world championship that had long eluded him. His stirring victory in the 1,500 meters Wednesday night was something he never quite accomplished as a Kenyan. "This is a dream come true," the 32-year-old runner said. "I'm a champion for the United States of America." Lagat, an American citizen since 2004, became the first U.S. runner to win a world 1,500-meter championship. "When you're carrying this flag, it means a lot," Lagat said. "You're representing everybody, the victims of Katrina, everybody. Those who are serving in...
  • Wanderscheid wins third World Championship Snowmobile Derby

    01/16/2006 11:19:43 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 165+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-16-06 | ap
    EAGLE RIVER, Wis. - P.J. Wanderscheid of Sauk Centre, Minn., overtook Terry Wahl of Greenbush, Minn., on the 23rd lap and went on to win his third World Championship Snowmobile Derby title. The 22-year-old Wanderscheid became the third person to win the crown three times with his victory Sunday on an Artic Cat in the 75-mile race on a three-mile oval. Wahl finished second on a Polaris. Wanderscheid also won in 2002 and 2003, while Jaques Villeneuve had championships in 1980, 1982 and 1986 and Dave
  • The unofficial Norwegian Tree-Ski-Jumping Championships .. Pure as driven snow 100% Vanity

    03/11/2005 12:39:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 578+ views
    AP Photos on Yahoo ^ | 3/4/05 | AP Photo
    Potential New DU OlimpiXs Event? UFF DA!!!
  • America first in Valtellina

    01/29/2005 10:31:30 AM PST · by an italian · 2 replies · 277+ views
    29th january 2005 | an italian
    American Bode Miller holds his gold medal after winning the Men's Super-G at the World Ski Championships in Bormio.
  • Eye of the Tiger - Why Auburn deserves to be in the national championship game.

    12/09/2004 7:53:44 AM PST · by crushelits · 43 replies · 1,006+ views
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 12/09/2004 12:00:00 AM | Fred Barnes
    AUBURN is a pretty town in the middle of nowhere. It's in eastern Alabama, 100 miles from Atlanta, just off I-85. It's a classic college town, dominated by Auburn University. Once a cow college, Auburn is now a major state university with 25,000 students. It's a conservative place with fraternities and sororities and heavy student participation in religious activities. I can't prove it, but my guess is the student body voted overwhelmingly for President Bush last month. Auburn has an unbeaten football team, but it won't play in the national championship game in Miami on January 4. The fact that...
  • Tennessee Vs. Auburn (Live Thread)

    10/02/2004 4:23:30 PM PDT · by Constantine XIII · 28 replies · 479+ views
    Neyland Statium ^ | 10-2-04 | Constantine XIII
    Volunteers Vs. Tigers Post your predictions, thoughts, and smack-talk here. Everyone else is welcome too! For those out in the middle of nowhere, you can get a live audio feed of the Vol Network by going to the WIVK website.
  • Rookie American Hamilton Is 133rd Open Champion

    07/18/2004 12:55:56 PM PDT · by numberonepal · 54 replies · 1,079+ views
    GoodNewsAmerica.us ^ | 07-18-2004 | Ernest Fretwell
    Playing with a putter from a used club bin Rookie American Todd Hamilton realized a dream win at the Open Championship. He started out playing with coffee cans his parents set up in his back yard as a child in the small Illinois town of Galesburg. He's been a journeyman player on the European and Japanese tours until this year. This year he finally got his tour card and promptly won the Honda Classic early in the year. British betting houses had not a single bet on this American who's best Open finish to date was 44th. DramaThe back nine...
  • Thailand's Muslim youths become radicalised

    05/02/2004 10:31:01 PM PDT · by ambrose · 6 replies · 255+ views
    Thailand's Muslim youths become radicalised By Amy Kazmin Published: May 3 2004 5:00 | Last Updated: May 3 2004 5:00 Just a week ago, the 19 youthful members of Baan Su So's football team were the pride of their lush, seemingly tranquil southern Thai village, winning a top prize in a league championship. But today, villagers in Baan Su So are reluctant to talk about the religious Muslim athletes, who were killed on Wednesday in a hail of police gunfire after they attacked a Thai security checkpoint 26km from home. The teammates, who ranged in age from 19 to 32,...
  • Patriots present playoff tickets to New England troops

    CRANSTON - - Major General Reginald A. Centracchio, The Adjutant General of Rhode Island and the Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard, announced today that on Sunday, 18 January 2004, 45 members of the Rhode Island National Guard will join other National Guard troops from Connecticut and Massachusetts at the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. These troops will attend the game in recognition of their service to their country. The tickets were donated by the NFL and the New England Patriots through Operation Tribute to Freedom, a continuing campaign to ensure members of the U.S. Armed Forces...
  • USC No. 1 -- and plans to stay that way

    12/07/2003 11:03:50 PM PST · by bonesmccoy · 156 replies · 3,571+ views
    NCAA lug heads ^ | 12-7-03 | By Ivan Maisel
    LOS ANGELES -- Congratulations, Bud Selig, you're off the hook for the All-Star Game tie. The baseball commissioner is looking like Winston Churchill next to the six commissioners responsible for concocting a system that prevented the No. 1 team in college football from playing in the national championship game. "The polls are clear," USC coach Pete Carroll said. "There's not even a question as to who the No. 1 team in the country is." The Trojans are No. 1, but they will play in the Rose Bowl against No. 4 Michigan. No. 2 LSU and No. 3 Oklahoma will play...
  • BCS Committee to Address Playoff Option

    01/03/2003 2:05:12 PM PST · by Sideshow Bob · 5 replies · 353+ views
    espn.com ^ | January 3, 2003 | Associated Press
    PHOENIX - The Bowl Championship Series will form a committee to discuss changes that eventually could lead to a college football playoff. One president from each of six conferences -- the Atlantic Coast, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and Southeastern -- will be picked for the committee this month. They are expected to make a recommendation in 2005. "There are four options. We can go back to the old system, we can stay where we are, we can tweak it, or we can go to a playoff," BCS coordinator Mike Tranghese said Friday. "We're going to spend some...
  • Hickman wins 2002 world bench press title

    12/24/2002 12:53:31 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 18 replies · 389+ views
    Oregon Magazine/Wallowa County Chieftan ^ | December 1, 2002 | Elaine Dickson
    Ray Hickman of Joseph proved himself to be the strongest man in the world in his weight class last weekend in Reno, Nev. “I’m still in shock,” admitted Hickman, 31, an electrician by trade, who bench pressed 429.9 pounds on his way to a world championship in the 165-lb. division at the Thermalink World Bench Press and Deadlift Championships. The event is put on by the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters...(snip) For Complete Article, Please Click Here.
  • Command performance Lakers lead Nets wire-to-wire to take 2-0 lead

    06/08/2002 1:36:48 AM PDT · by diamond6 · 51 replies · 465+ views
    CNN ^ | 06/07/02 | AP
    Posted: Friday June 07, 2002 10:16 PM Updated: Saturday June 08, 2002 3:12 AM Kobe Bryant's Lakers have put Jason Kidd's Nets in an 0-2 series hole. AP LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The task of stopping Shaquille O'Neal appears to be an impossible one for the New Jersey Nets. Preventing the Los Angeles Lakers from winning a third straight NBA title looks pretty improbable, too. In another display of his massive superiority, O'Neal had such a great game that even his free-throw shooting was stunning. Scoring 40 points, making several pretty passes and doing just about nothing wrong, O'Neal led...