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  • 7-Year-Old Cowboys Fan Writes Scathing Letter to Jerry Jones: "WE SUCK"

    11/09/2018 6:36:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Vice ^ | November 8, 2018 | Liam Daniel Pierce
    When you're a professional in the sports business, you've got to develop some thick skin. Competition is the name of the game, and you learn to rise above the haters. But there's something about being dunked on by a kid that you just can't recover from. Jerry Jones—the protest-busting geriatric oil baron who owns the Dallas Cowboys—is taking L after L, with his team posting a brutal 3-5 record so far this season, telegraphing plays, and even Cowboys legend Troy Aikman is calling for a "complete overhaul." And then he watched as the discarded Dez Bryant signed with a legitimate...
  • NBA Star Fined $25k For Saying No Homo By Liberal Gestapo's! Is The PC Movement Going Too Far?

    11/07/2018 6:37:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | November 7, 2018 | Tommy Sotomayor
    NBA Star Fined $25k For Saying No Homo By Liberal Gestapo's! Is The PC Movement Going Too Far?
  • Eric Reid Calls Malcolm Jenkins A "Sellout" And "Neo-Colonialist" After Panthers Win

    10/21/2018 8:37:17 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 11 replies
    Deadspin ^ | October 21, 2018 | Samer Kalaf
    Panthers safety Eric Reid’s visible beef with Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins in today’s game was indeed for the expected reasons. After Philly collapsed and Carolina took the 21-17 victory, Reid was at first hesitant to explain why he exchanged words with Jenkins during the pregame coin toss, but then he kind of explained it anyway.
  • Golf Instruction

    10/20/2018 4:44:15 PM PDT · by freepdawg · 21 replies
    Google Doc ^ | 10/20/2018 | GolfThink Collective
    This book was written to fill a gap we believe exists in golf instruction. It comes not from golf pros that have spent a lifetime learning and studying the golf swing and how to teach it. Rather, it comes from the viewpoint of amateur golfers who have struggled all of their lives to not only learn how to swing a golf club correctly, but to also lower their scores. In that quest, a common and chronic problem has arisen for all of us—the round-wrecker shots we all seem to hit when the pressure is on: either because of the anxiety...
  • NFL: 'Lot of work to do' despite drop in preseason concussions

    10/17/2018 6:51:21 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 17, 2018 | Dan Graziano
    NEW YORK -- The NFL is attacking the concussion issue on a team-by-team basis. At the owners meetings in New York on Tuesday, Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL's chief medical officer, said the league identified seven teams in 2017 that had a higher incidence of preseason concussions than the others and "did a targeted intervention with those clubs." Sills said that process involved wide-ranging discussions with the football operations staffs of the teams that included the design of practice drills and which helmets players were wearing.
  • Bradley's slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

    10/17/2018 6:47:20 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 17, 2018 | ESPN
    HOUSTON -- Jackie Bradley Jr. didn't let his demeanor change this season, even as fans begged Boston to trade him during a miserable first-half slump. Stayed steady after the biggest swing of his career, too.
  • NLCS tied: Bellinger lifts Dodgers over Brewers 2-1 in 13

    10/17/2018 6:43:40 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 17, 2018 | ESPN
    LOS ANGELES -- By the time Manny Machado rounded third base, the Los Angeles Dodgers had already started streaming out of the dugout. After more than five hours of tension-filled baseball, they were certainly eager to celebrate.
  • Colin Kaepernick: Kanye West urges NFL player to meet with Donald Trump

    10/14/2018 6:53:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    American rapper Kanye West has urged NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to "tell your experience directly" to US President Donald Trump. In 2016, Kaepernick was criticised by Trump after he became the first player to kneel during the national anthem to highlight racial injustice. Last month, Trump said Nike had sent a "terrible message" when they named the 30-year-old as the face of the brand's new advertising campaign. West urged them to open a "dialogue". Writing on Twitter, he said: "Reaching out to Colin Kaepernick. "I would like you to speak with the president to tell him your experience directly. Let's...
  • Breastfeeding pods now trending at sports stadiums

    10/12/2018 10:26:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | October 13, 2018 | Staff
    A new trend is giving a break to breastfeeding sports fans. Lactation stations have started popping up in sports spaces: basketball arenas and baseball and football stadiums. Unlike bathroom stalls, lactation stations give moms a quiet and sanitary place to nurse their children—which most moms didn’t have just two decades ago. In 1999, Americans were almost evenly divided on whether they felt breastfeeding mothers should do so in public or private, with nearly a third neither agreeing nor disagreeing. Today, over half of Americans say they feel comfortable with mothers breastfeeding near them—yet many public places aren’t the most sanitary....
  • Tex Winter, innovator of the triangle offense and a former Lakers assistant, dies at 96

    10/10/2018 8:53:35 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/10/2018 | MIKE BRESNAHAN
    Tex Winter, the innovator of the “triangle” offense used by teams that won 10 of the last 19 National Basketball Assn. championships, died Wednesday. He was 96. Kansas State University, where he coached from 1953-68, announced that he died in Manhattan, Kan. Winter spent nine seasons with the Lakers as an assistant coach and consultant, and proudly claimed to have earned a basketball-related paycheck for 63 years of his life.
  • Steve Kerr pushing for a Popovich, O'Rourke presidential ticket

    10/10/2018 5:08:00 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 43 replies
    Fox San Antonio ^ | October 9, 2018 | Jeff Garcia
    If Warriors' Steve Kerr has his way, San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich and Texas U.S. Senate Candidate Beto O'Rourke will be on the 2020 Presidential ticket. Even though there has been a push for Kerr and Pop to run for the presidency, Kerr showed his support for O'Rourke with the Spurs Head Coach as his running mate for Vice President.
  • Casey Stengels inside the park home run 1923 Game 1 World Series Giants v Yankees

    10/10/2018 9:50:07 AM PDT · by Jolla · 33 replies
    Baseball History ^ | 2 12 2016 | Gary Livacari
    Casey Stengel’s Inside-the-Park Home Run Wins Game One of the 1923 World Series! The 1923 World Series pitted the Yankees against the Giants for the third consecutive year. The three consecutive matchups between the Yankees and Giants marked the only time that three straight World Series featured the same two clubs. The Giants won the first two meetings, but the third time proved to be the charm for the Yankees, as they prevailed against John McGraw crew four games to two.
  • USWNT all but ensures World Cup qualification with big win over Mexico

    10/04/2018 11:53:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Oct 5, 2018 | Henry Bushnell
    CARY, N.C. — At 7:30 ET on Thursday night, the United States women’s national team had not yet begun World Cup qualifying. A little after 9:30, it had all but secured its spot at next summer’s tournament in France. The U.S. women overwhelmed, overpowered and outpaced Mexico on the opening night of the CONCACAF championship. The score was 6-0. The match was every bit that lopsided. Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan each scored twice. Julie Ertz and Tobin Heath got one apiece. And any doubt over the outcome of the qualification campaign was erased.
  • Braves pick Foltynewicz for NLDS opener

    10/02/2018 7:00:30 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies ^ | October 2, 2018 | Mark Bowman
    ATLANTA -- Mike Foltynewicz stood as the great unknown, who occasionally displayed limitless potential, as the Braves spent the past three seasons going through a massive rebuild. But everything changed this year for him and this team that confidently enters the postseason with what appears to be a possible ace. Atlanta manager Brian Snitker did not surprise anyone when he announced Foltynewicz will start Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Dodgers on Thursday. Los Angeles will counter with Hyun-Jin Ryu.
  • Yankees Clinch Top Wild Card Spot, Beat Red Sox 11-6

    09/29/2018 10:07:54 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies ^ | September 29, 2018 | AP
    The AL wild-card game will be in the Bronx, where the New York Yankees bats have always felt at home. The Yankees cleared the Fenway fences four times on Friday night to tie the major league single-season home run record, clinching home-field advantage for the upcoming one-game playoff against Oakland with a 11-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox. The win in the opener of the three-game series settled the AL’s last remaining postseason question with two games to go. The Yankees will host the Athletics on Wednesday for the right to play Boston in the divisional round. “That’s an...
  • How teams (and Riot) are recreating the Korean boot camp (Video gaming/E-Sports)

    09/19/2018 9:28:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Real Sports ^ | September 19, 2018 | Daniil Volkov
    There's no better way to practice than going to South Korea. But this might very well change, as teams are already trying to recreate the Korean boot camp experience. The 2018 World Championship is coming! With that, many Western teams have already taken the first customary step to prepare for the event. Of course, I’m talking about the Korean boot camp. The boot camp practice is widespread, and competitive powerhouses like TSM, Fnatic, Immortals, G2 Esports have all spoken out on how much better it is to train in South Korea compared to their home regions. For one, Korea has...
  • Carter Weighing 2020 Presidential Run [semi-satire]

    09/17/2018 2:00:28 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    Distressed by what he called the “human rights disaster perpetrated by President Trump,” former President Jimmy Carter said “I may have to come out of retirement to save the nation from his reelection.” “My main grievance is the blatant inequality Trump is willing to foist on this country,” Carter complained. “When I was president the entire country suffered through a malaise, but we did it together as one united people. The prosperity Trump is forcing on the country has shattered this unity and encouraged individuals to compete to get ahead. I don’t believe this is what Americans truly want. Otherwise...
  • NFL Hell Continues As Ratings Crater For Dallas Cowboys

    09/15/2018 9:27:01 AM PDT · by PFW · 52 replies
    The NFL – suffering from dismal ratings for last week’s opening game and Sunday Night Football, may be in for a serious decline in viewers this season if Dallas local TV ratings are any indicator – after the Cowboys registered their lowest local ratings since 2009. "The Dallas market is an important market for one of the most watched teams in the country. There is a reason the Cowboys are valued at over $4 billion dollars. They absolutely own Dallas Fort-Worth. Nothing else really matters. … The NFL does not want to see one of it’s most important market losing...
  • Anchor who called Trump a white supremacist leaving ESPN

    09/14/2018 12:49:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 14, 2018 | Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press Sports Writer
    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Outspoken ESPN personality Jemele Hill announced Friday that she is leaving the company after 12 years as a commentator, anchor, reporter and writer. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a tweet that referenced President Donald Trump as a "white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists." She also targeted Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones after he stated that players who disrespect the flag would not play for his team. Her suspension came after she tweeted that fans who disagree with Jones should target...
  • Was Serena Williams Wrong In Her Outburst Or Was The Umpire Racist & Sexist ?

    09/13/2018 11:57:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 71 replies
    TNN News Raw2 ^ | September 12, 2018 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Was Serena Williams Wrong In Her Outburst Or Was The Umpire Racist & Sexist ?