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  • Tiger Woods Now a Subject of Sympathy [Golf Ping]

    02/04/2015 8:31:07 AM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 25 replies
    ABC Sports ^ | Feb 3, 2015 | Doug Furguson, AP writer
    No one can recall these kinds of odds for Tiger Woods at any tournament, certainly not one at Torrey Pines. He is listed at 50-to-1, which prompted a question that was even more shocking than the odds. Was that to win? Or to make the cut?
  • Seahawks ‘just don‘t understand’ the Super Bowl-losing play call

    02/02/2015 4:04:53 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 200 replies ^ | February 2, 2015 | Paul Schwartz
    There were plenty of explanations offered, first by Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, then by offensive coordinator Darren Bevell and quarterback Russell Wilson, but at the end of Super Bowl XLIX, with everyone left breathless, the question still hanging out there along with the confetti falling on the victorious Patriots: How in the world does Marshawn Lynch, as fearsome a runner as there is, not get the ball on second down from the New England 1-yard line in the final seconds? “We had it,’’ Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin said. “I don’t know how you don’t give it to the best back...
  • NFL Rumors: Will Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning Retire After the 2014 NFL Season?

    01/11/2015 5:00:47 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 89 replies
    Latin Post ^ | Dec 26, 2014 | Paul John Rivera
    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will turn 39 in March, creating speculation that the veteran will decide to retire after the 2014 NFL season. In a recent interview, Manning, who is in contract until after the 2016 season, denied reports suggesting that he is planning to call it quits after this season, saying that all talks about his future at this point should be ignored.

    12/24/2014 8:40:28 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 21 replies
    Elusive Animal Choked by Civilization Leaves Hood, Roams Phoenix Suburb
  • Teen Charged in Teacher's Slaying Accused in New Attack

    06/03/2014 5:32:13 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 12 replies
    Newser ^ | June 3, 2010 | John Johnson
    Authorities aren't saying exactly what happened, but WCVB-TV reports that Chism can be seen on surveillance video carrying what appears to be a pencil and following the woman into a locker room. After he began choking the woman, other staffers quickly pulled him away, reports the TV station, which points out that the scenario "bears a chilling resemblance" to how teacher Colleen Ritzer was murdered at Danvers High School last year.
  • WATCH: Was This The Biggest ‘Family Feud’ EPIC FAIL Ever? (Video)

    05/07/2014 7:30:24 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 11 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-07-2014 | TRN
    The Sass family only needed 18 points for Family Feud triumph last night.But the final result was so shocking, Steve Harvey's mustache nearly fell off.Tim, the family's patriarch, delivered a spectacular Fast Money round performance, scoring 182 out of the 200 points needed to win. So when Anna stepped up to the speed-round plate, it seemed like a victory was in the bag.WATCH:
  • Darrell Issa Demands Answers from Eric Holder on 'Operation Choke Point' Bank Shakedown

    01/09/2014 6:09:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 1/9/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Chairman of the Economic Growth Subcommittee, sent a harsh letter to Attorney General Holder Wednesday accusing the Department of Justice of abusing its power and intimidating banks through its "Operation Choke Point." In the letter, Issa and Jordan stated, "[t]he [House Oversight and Government Reform] Committee is concerned that both the goal and mechanisms of Operation Choke Point may constitute a serious mismanagement and abuse of the Department´s FIRREA [Financial Institution Reform and Recovery Act of 1989] authority." Breitbart News broke the
  • Call girl tell-all: Eliot Spitzer liked to choke me, was into ‘struggle’

    12/29/2013 3:37:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/29/13 | Laura Italiano
    He socked it to her. Eliot Spitzer lusted after violence, a former hooker says in a new tell-all book — revealing in graphic detail how the love gov pinned her to a bed inside a posh, Murray Hill apartment and then gripped her by the neck until she feared for her safety. The violence was scripted by Spitzer, who wanted his hooker to follow a role-play dialogue in which she would pretend she had just taken a self-defense class. The kinky politician would then pretend to test her skills by announcing, “Well, then, let’s see if you learned anything,” and...
  • Hockey dad charged in attack on coach

    12/22/2011 8:36:49 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies
    KARE 11 ^ | 12-22-11 | KARE 11
    HASTINGS, Minn. - Dakota County prosecutors have charged a St. Paul man with making terroristic threats and assault after an attack on a coach of his son's youth hockey team. A criminal complaint says 49-year-old Thomas Tonda attacked the coach after he disciplined Tonda's son following an incident during practice.
  • Racine alderman says he will not resign from office despite assault charge [whips out race card]

    10/05/2011 9:49:24 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies
    wtmj ^ | Oct. 4, 2011 | Charles Benson & Matt Montgomery
    RACINE- Racine Alderman Keith Fair faces three charges, including a felony charge that could remove him from office if he's convicted. Alderman Fair tells TODAY'S TMJ4's Charles Benson there is no way he is resigning from office. When asked by Benson that he was being targeted because he is African-American, Fair responded by saying "absolutely." Fair was at city hall for a Common Council meeting Tuesday night, hours after being released from jail. Fair is charged with hitting and choking a pregnant woman who worked at his bar. After that meeting, Fair blamed the police and media for his troubles....
  • Wis. Alderman Accused Of Choking Pregnant Worker

    10/02/2011 1:12:12 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 2, 2011 2:24 PM | The Associated Press
    RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A Racine alderman is jailed on allegations he choked and hit a pregnant employee at the bar he owns. The Racine County sheriff’s office says 59-year-old Keith Fair was arrested early Sunday at his bar, Place on 6th. He was being held in lieu of $10,650 bond on suspicion of strangulation or suffocation, false imprisonment, battery and disorderly conduct. He’s accused of assaulting
  • There ain’t no ‘we’ in Chokeville

    09/30/2011 12:32:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/29/11 | Howie Carr
    What a shocker. I mean, WE were doing so great until Sept. 3. And then THEY had a worse September than Rick Perry. There is no joy in Shillville. Worst choke in baseball history, even worse than the Braves this year, the Braves who used to play in Boston, which as someone said yesterday proves that you can take the Braves out of Boston, but you can’t take the Boston out of the Braves. Everyone chant together, “We’re number three! We’re number three!” I guess the cream of the Boston sporting press is going to have to find some new...
  • Soros Getting His Fingers in Prosser-Bradley Kerfuffle (Wisconsin Supreme Court)

    06/29/2011 11:50:37 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 22 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 6-29-2011 | Ed Lasky
    June 29, 2011Soros Getting His Fingers in Prosser-Bradley Kerfuffle Ed Lasky Jonathan Tobin writes at Commentary Contentions that a Soros-supported group is behind the trumped-up charges that Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser "choked" a liberal colleague of his, Ann Walsh Bradley: The Associated Press is reporting a criminal inquiry has been opened into the accusation that conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser "choked" liberal colleague Ann Walsh BradleyChristian Schneider, a fellow at the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, writes in National Review today to tell the inside story about this judicial brawl. According to Schneider's sources, the set-to between the two judges...
  • In Moran Case, Color Helps Block the Light

    04/09/2011 7:19:01 AM PDT · by Scanian · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 22, 2000 | Marc Fisher
    And now, a case of black and white that is anything but black and white. A white congressman, Jim Moran of Alexandria, goes to pick up his kids at a recreation center where most of the children are black. Moran parks his Toyota Avalon and as he's getting out, he's approached by an 8-year-old boy, who is black. (The boy's parents don't mind if I use the child's name. I mind.) The boy says something. That much everyone agrees on. Moran says the boy said: "Give me your keys. I have a gun." The boy says he said, "I like...
  • Labels Urged for Food That Can Choke

    05/26/2010 11:02:06 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 63 replies · 1,006+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | 5-25-10 | LAURIE TARKAN
    On a July afternoon in 2006, Patrick Hale microwaved a bag of popcorn for his two young children and sat down with them to watch television. When he got up to change the channel, he heard a strange noise behind him, and turned to see his 23-month-old daughter, Allison, turning purple and unable to breathe.
  • Police Catch Up To 'National Nuisance' (Prolific graffiti 'tagger' finally tagged in Indy)

    11/06/2009 8:53:08 AM PST · by DemforBush · 8 replies · 742+ views
    WRTV 6 (Indianapolis) ^ | 11/06/09 | na
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A "national nuisance," as police call him, was taken off the streets Thursday night with the arrest of one of the city's most prolific purveyors of graffiti. Miguel Villanueva, 23, tagged dozens of buildings in Indianapolis with his signature symbol of "choke," which is how he refers to himself. Villanueva told 6News as he was being arrested Thursday that he hit buildings not only in Indiana but in other states...
  • No-win case for D.A. {No charges for Raiders' Cable}

    10/23/2009 7:58:43 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 277+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/23/9 | Ray Ratto
    So Tom Cable walks. That's how you'd have figured it to play given the other characters and circumstances involved. But more than that, Napa County District Attorney Gary Lieberstein said that Raiders assistant coach Randy Hanson couldn't satisfactorily explain to Lieberstein's conviction rate how his jaw was broken. And that, ultimately, is the lesson here. Nobody told enough of a believable story for us ever to figure out what Cable, the Raiders head coach, actually did to Hanson's face, let alone what his intent was when he did whatever it was he did. With that kind of iron-clad certitude, is...
  • ASSAULT ALLEGATION: Hanson looking for lie-detector showdown (with Raiders' Cable)

    10/17/2009 11:09:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies · 300+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/17/9 | David White
    Raiders defensive assistant Randy Hanson continues to push his assault charges in public, this time challenging Raiders coach Tom Cable to a lie-detector showdown. "I will take a lie-detector test and a drug test, and I will pay for it - and I'll pay for Tom Cable to take those tests as well," Hanson told Yahoo Sports on Thursday. Cable was asked if he had any response. "None whatsoever," Cable said after practice Friday. Hanson has accused Cable of assaulting him and fracturing his jaw Aug. 5 during training camp. Napa police concluded their investigation last week and handed over...
  • A PR Nightmare for the Obamas

    10/02/2009 3:45:41 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 160 replies · 6,012+ views ^ | Friday, October 2, 2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    One can understand an American president’s lobbying for an American city to obtain the Olympics, but the blitz by the Obamas proved a PR nightmare. Let us count the ways: 1) Obama’s brand is trans-nationalism and an “America is not exceptional” multiculturalism. According to his worldview, it makes sense that a South American country — especially a powerful, ascendant country such as Brazil — should at last have its turn at hosting the Olympics. It did not seem consistent that a politician who had reached out to the Castros, Chávez, Morales, and Ortega, in parochial fashion, would lobby for his...
  • NYT: For Obama, An Unsuccessful Campaign ["He Could Not Even Muster The Silver Or Bronze"]

    10/02/2009 1:44:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 147 replies · 11,495+ views
    NYTimes ^ | October 02nd 2009
    For Obama, An Unsuccessful Campaign By PETER BAKER October 2, 2009 COPENHAGEN — President Obama not only failed to bring home the gold, he could not even muster the silver or bronze. A dramatic 20-hour mission across the ocean to persuade the International Olympic Committee to give the 2016 Summer Games to Chicago proved such a miscalculation that his adopted hometown finished fourth of four candidate cities. Rarely has a president put his credibility on the line on the world stage in such a personal way and been slapped down so sharply in real time. While Chicago may have lost...
  • Hanson talks to cops

    09/29/2009 7:31:26 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 662+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/29/9 | David White
    Raiders defensive assistant Randy Hanson finally interviewed with the Napa police, telling them Friday that Raiders coach Tom Cable struck him and broke his jaw Aug. 5 at training camp, his attorney told on Monday. Napa police confirmed (again) the potential felony case remains under investigation more than a month since the story broke. Hanson's attorney said Hanson handed over medical records showing he has a broken jaw. When the investigation ends, the district attorney will decide whether or not to press charges. Only then should anyone expect the NFL to take any disciplinary action in the matter --...
  • Napa cops reopen probe of Raiders fight

    08/22/2009 8:40:58 AM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies · 605+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/22/9 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    Napa police have reopened their investigation into a Raiders training camp melee this month that left assistant coach Randy Hanson with a broken jaw, reportedly when he was attacked by head coach Tom Cable. Without using names, Lt. Brian McGovern said the incident at the Napa training camp at 10 a.m. on Aug. 5 was originally considered a misdemeanor but is now being investigated as a felony assault. McGovern said the department learned about the incident Aug. 6, when officers were summoned to the hospital on the report of an alleged assault by "staff members" of the Raiders. "The victim...

    08/09/2009 12:08:45 AM PDT · by GLH3IL · 3 replies · 316+ views
    Me | 08/09/2009 | Me
    I have been writing my elected officals at all levels of our benevolent government to demand solutions to the problem before us - breathing. Breathing is one of the most dangerous and reckless things we can do for ourselves AND to our fellow man. Everytime we inhale we are bringing all kinds of debris and gases that smell bad and possibly are harmful. Inhaling can cause us to introduce particles to our nose lining that can induce the horrific phenomeon known as sneezing. Sneezing can cause car accidents, spilled coffee, and make us forcefully expel saliva and mucus from our...
  • louisiana; dash cam shows police choke man to death for drugs in his mouth july 11 2009?

    07/16/2009 2:19:48 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 171 replies · 2,846+ views
    VIDEO only
  • Python tries to eat wallaby whole at Cairns university

    11/06/2008 9:03:43 PM PST · by Kiss Me Hardy · 17 replies · 10,347+ views
    Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | 11-7-08 | Lee taylor
    A PYTHON has been filmed trying to swallow a wallaby whole at a Cairns university. Posted on and believed to have taken place at James Cook University, students can be heard squealing with fear as the python clamps its huge jaws around the creature and begins to swallow.
  • Red Sox complete improbable comeback!

    10/16/2008 9:24:07 PM PDT · by Christian4Bush · 1 replies · 325+ views
    Self | 10/16/2008 | Christian4Bush
    The Boston Red Sox, down 7-0 in the 7th inning, score 4 in the 7th, 3 in the 8th inning, and one in the bottom of the ninth to survive in their series against the Tampa Bay Rays. The series now switches to Tampa for Game 6 on Saturday, and - if necessary - Game 7 on Sunday. Tampa now leads 3-2.
  • Celtics make epic comeback to beat Lakers in Game 4 (Banner 17 one win away!!)

    06/12/2008 10:21:02 PM PDT · by Libertarian444 · 59 replies · 145+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12 JUN 2008 | Fran Blineberry
    LOS ANGELES – After 72 hours of having the game’s showcase event consumed by talk of conspiracy, the Lakers brought another ugly word to the NBA Finals. Collapse. As Kobe Bryant and his LA teammates watched helplessly, the Celtics came from 20 points down in the third quarter to take an improbable, amazing 97-91 win in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night at the Staples Center. Boston leads 3-1 in the best-of-seven series. Game 5 is Sunday night as the Celtics will have a chance to win the 17th championship in franchise history. For the Lakers, the...
  • It's all over but the crying for Hillary

    03/02/2008 5:19:00 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 94 replies · 203+ views
    Edmonton Sun ^ | Sun, March 2, 2008 | LISA VAN DUSEN
    There was a moment toward the end of the Democratic presidential debate in Cleveland last Tuesday when it was easy to feel sorry for Hillary Clinton. The former First Lady hadn't done much since the top of the show to endear herself to anyone who wasn't already voting for her, what with the health care hectoring and the whining about always going first and the old evil eye trick. But as Barack Obama was talking about how Mrs. Clinton doesn't owe anyone an explanation as to why she's a worthy opponent, the sad reality of Hillary Clinton's predicament conjured a...
  • Clinton's Campaign In Disarray As Staff Squabble Over "Attack Adverts"

    02/17/2008 7:49:54 AM PST · by Fennie · 43 replies · 171+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | February 16, 2008 | By Leonard Doyle
    Hillary Clinton is filling the airwaves with negative ads attacking Barack Obama as the race for the Democratic nomination enters a decisive three-week period. But her strategy of going on the offensive against a likeable candidate is causing disarray insdie her campaign team. Spats between her senior staff have leaked to the press and are causing embarrassment for Mrs Clinton as she struggles to find a message that resonates with voters and blocks Mr Obama's progress in the crucial states of Ohio and Texas. Mrs Clinton badly needs to come up with a successful advertising strategy if she is to...
  • Clinton seeks to cast herself as underdog vs Obama

    02/11/2008 1:50:40 AM PST · by dennisw · 25 replies · 310+ views
    yahoo. ^ | Sun Feb 10, 1:58 PM ET | Caren Bohan
    Sen. Hillary Clinton, viewed last year as virtually unstoppable in her bid to become the U.S. Democratic presidential nominee, is now seeking to portray herself as the underdog against rival Sen. Barack Obama. The Clinton campaign has labeled the Illinois senator the "establishment" candidate as she tries to wrest from him the message of a vow to bring change to Washington. But political analysts saw some irony in the New York senator's effort to seek the status of a challenger to the establishment, given that she has been a household name since her husband, Bill Clinton, ran for president in...
  • Clinton camp tries to downplay Obama caucus sweep

    02/10/2008 5:26:32 PM PST · by jdm · 103 replies · 258+ views
    Newsday ^ | Feb. 10, 2008 | BY GLENN THRUSH AND KEITH HERBERT
    **EXCERPT** Hillary Rodham Clinton had hoped her strong showing on Super Tuesday would halt Barack Obama's momentum - but that notion was shattered yesterday as Obama scored blowouts in Washington state, Louisiana and Nebraska. The Clinton camp had tried to downplay the widely anticipated losses as old news - and her campaign had ceded Louisiana and Nebraska to save their resources for the bigger March 4 contests in Texas and Ohio. But the big wins for Obama could fuel the perception that he's on a roll, and victories could be scarce for Clinton over the next few weeks if she...
  • National Super Tuesday poll shows dramatic Democratic shift

    02/04/2008 5:34:11 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies · 497+ views
    CNN ^ | February 04, 2008 | Paul Steinhauser
    Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton is losing ground to Sen. Barack Obama in a national CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released on the eve of critical Super Tuesday presidential primaries and caucuses. The two are virtually tied in Monday's survey, which shows the New York senator has lost a comfortable national lead she's held for months over Obama and other rivals. The survey also shows Arizona Sen. John McCain as the clear Republican front-runner. Obama, who trounced Clinton in January's South Carolina primary, garnered 49 percent of registered Democrats in Monday's poll, while Clinton trailed by just three points, a gap well...
  • Pitt throws curveball at BCS with win over No. 2 WVU (WVU finds a way to screw up)

    12/01/2007 8:37:54 PM PST · by Hacksaw · 33 replies · 74+ views
    ESPN ^ | 12-01-07 | Associate Press
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- The curse of No. 2 claimed another victim. West Virginia is out of the national title race. Ohio State is in. In a season defined by upsets, Pittsburgh came up with an enormous one, beating the second-ranked Mountaineers 13-9 Saturday night to throw another curveball at the BCS. A win away from playing for the national championship, the Mountaineers were expected to roll over rival Pittsburgh (5-7) on their way to New Orleans for the Bowl Championship Series title game.
  • Zogby Poll: Obama, Edwards Strong but Clinton Slips Against GOPers

    11/26/2007 12:14:07 PM PST · by Signalman · 28 replies · 99+ views
    Zogby Poll ^ | November 26, 2007 | Unk.
    General election match-ups show the New York Senator would lose against every top Republican UTICA, New York – A new Zogby Interactive survey shows Democrat Hillary Clinton of New York would lose to every one of the top five Republican presidential contenders, representing a reversal of fortune for the national Democratic front–runner who had led against all prospective GOP opponents earlier this year. Meanwhile, fellow Democrats Barack Obama of Illinois and John Edwards of North Carolina would defeat every one of the Republicans, this latest survey shows.
  • Madam Story Keeps Mum on Clientele '20/20'Declines to Identify Those Not Already Known

    05/04/2007 9:25:12 PM PDT · by Cinnamon · 74 replies · 2,458+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 5, 2007 | Howard Kurtz
    During several weeks of calls to possible clients of the woman dubbed the D.C. Madam, Brian Ross of ABC confirmed that some fairly important people had used her escort service. But when he put together last night's segment for "20/20," the network's chief investigative reporter decided against outing anyone beyond the two people who already had been identified. "They just weren't newsworthy enough," ABC's Brian Ross said of the names. (By Donna Svennevik -- Abc) "Their names won't mean anything to our audience," Ross said in an interview. "They just weren't newsworthy enough." Instead, he said, "what we really wanted...
  • Saddam Hussein Hanging LIVE Thread

    12/29/2006 9:11:00 AM PST · by AVNevis · 5,137 replies · 250,317+ views
    Since it now seems very imminent, I decided that it was an appropriate time to start this up. Links to information and pictures (if we get them) can be posted here.
  • Hotline: Republicans Will Pressure Allen... Soon

    11/08/2006 4:15:25 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 273 replies · 7,081+ views
    Hotline/National Journal ^ | November 8, 2006
    Top Republicans in Washington will give Sen. George Allen a few days to take stock of his legal and political options before beginning to pressure him to concede to James Webb. Senior Republican officials and White House aides believe that Webb won the race. Several outside advisers to Allen want him to make the decision quickly; others in his campaign want to make sure that there's no chance a cache of new votes will turn up. One question: when will (will?) the AP call the race? [MARC AMBINDER]

    08/19/2006 3:46:41 PM PDT · by qam1 · 43 replies · 819+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8/19/06 | Evan Grossman
    August 19, 2006 -- The Mets will honor the 1986 championship team tonight in a pregame ceremony that will feature the majority of that memorable squad. It has been 20 years since the Mets last won the World Series and many believe this year's team has the ingredients to end a 20-year title drought in Flushing. Tonight's ceremony, set to begin around 7 p.m., will welcome back many familiar faces from that memorable team, and the energy inside Shea could serve as a reminder to this year's team what they're playing for. It will be the first time in years...
  • Caption Photo (Ted Kennedy)

    06/07/2006 9:23:46 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 76 replies · 2,577+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 6, 4:17 PM ET | Larry Downing
    U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill to discuss same-sex marriages June 6, 2006. The Senate is debating a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage and are expected to vote on it this week.
  • Martinsville High School Student Chokes to Death at School (Teacher prevented 911 call)

    03/10/2006 8:43:53 PM PST · by Samwise · 305 replies · 6,676+ views
    Several Martinsville High School students say teachers stopped their calls to 911 while a fellow student was choking, because cell phones aren't allowed on campus. Witnesses tell police the victim was rushing to finish his lunch before leaving the cafeteria, because you can't bring food outside. That's when they say he started choking, went into cardiac arrest, and died at the hospital. Multiple 911 calls went out from Martinsville High School. Witnesses say Jesse Tucker choked on a hamburger. Paramedics rushed the 15 year-old freshman to the hospital, where he later died. "It's really hard to grasp the fact that...

    10/07/2005 4:37:37 PM PDT · by frogjerk · 192 replies · 3,163+ views
  • Being George Steinbrenner

    10/21/2004 10:38:11 AM PDT · by misterrob · 99 replies · 1,697+ views
    ESPN ^ | 10/21/04 | Page 2 Staff, ESPN
    Being George Steinbrenner Biggest choke in sports history by the team with the biggest payroll in the biggest rivalry in sports. Needless to say it's a safe bet that George Steinbrenner is well on his way to insanity. Page 2 looks inside Steinbrenner's head to find out just how far along he is:
  • Panic in pinstripes! Yanks can't close it out at home, either

    10/20/2004 1:00:49 PM PDT · by demlosers · 68 replies · 1,505+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 20 Oct 2004 | MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Sports Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) -- One chance left. Otherwise, infamy. On the brink of the biggest collapse in postseason history, the New York Yankees have one opportunity remaining to pull themselves together and finally finish off Boston. If not, this storied team with 26 World Series titles also will be remembered for the biggest October choke ever. Against its bitter rival, no less. Talk about a painful winter of wondering what if. Talk about an angry George Steinbrenner. Time to panic in pinstripe city. ``If you've got nerves, you shouldn't be there,'' star closer Mariano Rivera said. Curt Schilling shut down...
  • Defeat a real Downer, Former Cub fires 5-hitter as crowd becomes hostile

    09/09/2004 7:05:50 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 47 replies · 1,840+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/9/04 | Paul Sullivan
    The Cubs reached another low point Wednesday night at Wrigley Field and a hostile crowd of 38,379 wasn't shy about letting them know it.
  • Dream Team Stunned by Puerto Rico 92-73

    08/15/2004 12:50:40 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 98 replies · 3,697+ views
    My Way News ^ | 8/15/04 | CHRIS SHERIDAN/AP
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) - In an upset as historic as it was inevitable, Tim Duncan, Allen Iverson and the rest of the U.S. basketball team lost 92-73 to Puerto Rico on Sunday, only the third Olympic defeat ever for the Americans. It was also the most lopsided loss in the games for the U.S. team, alarming not only for its significance but also for its decisiveness. Puerto Rico, which had lost to the Americans five times in the past 13 months, took control in the first half, led by 22 at halftime and gamely held off a fourth-quarter comeback for...
  • USA Men's Basketball Team (Warning: Spoiler)

    08/15/2004 10:54:31 AM PDT · by technomage · 152 replies · 4,749+ views
    The USA Men's Basketball team is losing by 22 points at the half to Puerto Rico. This is the largest deficit ever faced by a USA Olympic Basketball team since they went to NBA players. Only one team showed up to play in the first half.
  • For Red Sox, Time Is Now [Version #86]

    04/04/2004 5:43:39 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 19 replies · 187+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4/4/2004 | Bob Hohler
    <p>ATLANTA -- When Manny Ramirez was asked about seeming to take it upon himself to replace "Cowboy Up" with a new Red Sox slogan -- "This is the year" -- he put it pretty bluntly. "This has to be the year," he said with a smile. "There won't be anybody left [afterward]."</p>
  • NFC Championship Game: Carolina Panthers 14 vs. Philadelphia Eagles 3 (Final)

    01/18/2004 3:23:01 PM PST · by baseballfanjm · 1,625 replies · 1,196+ views
    1/18/04 | me
    It's game time!
  • All is right with the Baseball World: “Curses! Foiled Again!”

    10/20/2003 8:46:00 AM PDT · by VRWCmember · 10 replies · 197+ views
    Unpublished, submitted to Fort Worth Star Telegram | October 17, 2003 | Tim Michael
    I started playing baseball when I was 5 and organized baseball when I was 7. My very first round of “catch” resulted in a broken pinky finger and a sprained “ring man”. I quickly learned the purpose of the glove. Some thirty-six years later I have come full circle – injured and playing 2nd base (on a men’s softball team). Along the journey I have enjoyed minor successes such as: little league all-star, high school relief pitcher, starting short stop on a small semi-pro league team, and a two day try-out with the Major League Scouting Bureau in 1983. My...
  • Supreme Court dashes Red Sox pennant hopes

    10/17/2003 7:58:47 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 15 replies · 154+ views{363C59A8-487F-452B-AFA8-15B141816FF4}0