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  • Tiger Woods falls just short at the Open Championship; Francesco Molinari wins

    07/22/2018 1:04:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 22, 2018 | Liam Quinn
    Francesco Molinari won the British Open on Sunday, giving him his first major title after emerging from a crowded pack including Tiger Woods in a wild final round at Carnoustie. Molinari shot a bogey-free, 2-under 69 to finish on 8-under 276. He became the first Italian to capture a major championship. Earlier, Tiger Woods played himself into contention, edging to within a stroke of the lead on the front nine. Woods led briefly, but dropped out of the lead after a double-bogey at the 11th hole. He sent his second shot into the gallery, with the ball rebounding out into...
  • My First SBR!!!

    07/21/2018 11:10:47 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 14 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 21 Jul 2018 | Demolition Ranch
    Trying to protect BillyBob. Poor Billybob.
  • 97-Year-Old Trainer Bozzo Wins Again at Gulfstream

    07/21/2018 8:34:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    BloodHorse ^ | July 21, 2018
    When Gusty Wind drew off to win the fifth race at Gulfstream Park July 21 by 3 3/4 lengths, Jerry Bozzo broke his own record as the oldest trainer to win a Thoroughbred race. "It's very gratifying. I wish I could have been there in the winner's circle," said the 97-year-old Bozzo, who watched the victory on his home computer. "That would have pumped me up even more."
  • Its official: Four Lobo sports are gone (Univ. of NM, men's soccer, victim of Title IX)

    07/20/2018 1:56:57 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 34 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 19, 2018 | Jessica Dyer and Geoff Grammer
    In the first major program cuts since 1999, the University of New Mexico Board of Regents voted Thursday to eliminate four Lobo sports teams under a plan they say will improve the ailing athletic departments overall health. The governing board approved cutting mens soccer, mens and womens skiing, and womens beach volleyball despite more than two hours of public comment by opponents. Athletes, coaches, parents, alumni and other community members delivered impassioned pleas and some withering criticism of the proposal advanced by athletic director Eddie Nuez and President Garnett Stokes. The two called the cuts a critical step toward addressing...
  • The Dolphins could suspend players for kneeling during the national anthem

    07/19/2018 5:26:54 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | July 19, 2018 | Liz Roscher
    For the Miami Dolphins, the NFLs anthem policy isnt enough. The team is going a step farther in punishing players who kneel during the national anthem. According to the Associated Press, a team discipline document now includes a section on Proper Anthem Conduct. It classifies anthem protests under a large list of conduct detrimental to the club, all of which could lead to a paid or unpaid suspension, a fine or both. Punishment for players can be up to four games, the Associated Press reported. However, its rare for players to be suspended for that long.
  • 2018 FORMULA 1 EMIRATES GROSSER PREIS VON DEUTSCHLAND - LIVE THREAD

    07/19/2018 5:23:07 PM PDT · by Chode · 28 replies
    7/19/2018 | Chode
    Hockenheimring FIRST GRAND PRIX 1970 NUMBER OF LAPS 67 CIRCUIT LENGTH 4.574KM RACE DISTANCE 306.458KM LAP RECORD 1:13.780 by Kimi Rikknen (2004)
  • NFL: Titans star Jurrell Casey says he'll protest during anthem and take fine

    07/19/2018 7:03:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | July 18, 2018 | Motez Bishara
    If the NFL thinks its new rule designed to quell player protests will end its national anthem controversy, it may want to think again. With less than three weeks to go until the start of preseason, Tennessee Titans star defensive end Jurrell Casey told CNN Sport on Wednesday in an exclusive interview he will remain on the field and protest during the US national anthem, while accepting any fines levied on him this season.
  • France hits back at US TV show host over make-up of World Cup team

    07/19/2018 4:18:00 AM PDT · by McGruff · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 19 July 2018
    Trevor Noah, the South African host of a popular U.S. TV show, sparred with the French ambassador in Washington after the comedian joked that Africa, not France, won the soccer World Cup. The victory of a multicultural French team against Croatia in Sunday's final in Moscow has reverberated across the globe, being celebrated in France and other places as a triumph for diversity, while it has fanned racist abuse in some corners. "Africa won the World Cup," Noah, host of The Daily Show, said in a segment on the late-night television programme this week.
  • Jim Kelly accepts Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    07/18/2018 9:38:39 PM PDT · by OddLane · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 18, 2018 | Jim Kelly
    Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bills star Jim Kelly accepts the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance and urges all to never give up no matter what they are battling.
  • Dodgers Acquire Manny Machado

    07/18/2018 8:49:45 PM PDT · by TBP · 26 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | July 18, 2018 | Kyle Downing and Steve Adams
    After a small medical holdup involving one of the prospects coming back, the Dodgers have acquired All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from the Orioles. Outfielder Yusniel Diaz is the key piece headed back to Baltimore in the deal. Theyll also receive minor-league right-handers Dean Kremer and Zach Pop, along with infielders Rylan Bannon and Breyvic Valera. The Dodgers will take on the entirety of Machados remaining 2018 salary, which checks in at about $6.3MM. Since starting out the year with an 8-20 record, its been all but certain that the Orioles would deal the impending free agent in exchange for more...
  • ESPYs host Danica Patrick falls flat in opening monologue

    07/18/2018 6:46:57 PM PDT · by McGruff · 42 replies
    AP ^ | 7/18/2018 | BETH HARRIS
    Danica Patricks monologue to open the ESPYs went over like, well, a flat tire at the Indianapolis 500. The newly retired racecar driver was the first woman to host the annual show honoring the past years best athletes and moments on Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Her first joke about Cleveland fell flat. A crack about vertically challenged Astros second baseman Jose Altuve fell, uh, short too, although he managed a slight smile in the audience.
  • Dennis Rodman Wants to Introduce Kanye West to Kim Jong-Un

    07/18/2018 5:31:30 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jul 2018 | Warner Todd Huston
    Former NBA star Dennis Rodman says he wants to introduce rapper Kanye West to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un during his next international trip in September. Rodman claimed that he decided to offer the opportunity to the Grammy-winner after West tweeted that Rodman was one of his “biggest inspirations.” 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 Thank to one of my biggest inspirations … always breaking barriers with independent thought pic.twitter.com/WQLKCG7tXM — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 10, 2018 “You know, I don’t do Instagram and stuff like that. My kids do it. I just know my agent called me and said, ‘Dennis, Kanye West gave you...
  • UNC (Football) Head Coach Larry Fedora: "Our Game Is Under Attack" and Could Bring Down America

    07/18/2018 5:09:20 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 56 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | July 18, 2018 | Nihal Kolur
    It's safe to say that University of North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora is not a fan of the trends in football. Fedora spoke to the media on Wednesday, saying "our game is under attack" and expressing a number of unpopular opinions, including the idea that football does not cause CTE. [snip] Fedora believes that rule changes involving the physicality of the game will make football "unrecognizable" within ten years.
  • Anyone here watching 2018 MLB All-Star Game?

    07/17/2018 6:47:24 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 69 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | July 17, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    Is it a good one tonight?
  • Pussy Riot claim responsibility for World Cup final pitch invasion

    07/16/2018 10:47:36 AM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    http://www.sportingnews.com/ ^ | 7/15/18 | Jon Fisher
    The World Cup final was interrupted on Sunday by four pitch invaders dressed in suits, in a concerted action claimed by Pussy Riot. The intruders entered the field at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, causing a brief stoppage in the game between France and Croatia in the 52nd minute. The quartet were allowed to high-five members of the French team before being accosted and unceremoniously dragged off the playing surface. Russian protest group Pussy Riot quickly claimed responsibility in a tweet which read: "Right now, there are four members of the band in the World Cup final." The punk rock...
  • Masa Saito passes away after long battle with Parkinson's disease (pro wrestler Mr. Saito)

    07/16/2018 10:12:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Wrestling Observer Online / Figure Four ^ | July 16, 2017 | Dave Meltzer
    Masanori Saito, a former Olympian as an amateur wrestler and Hall of Famer as a pro, passed away on Saturday after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Saito was 76. Saito had the most successful long-term career of any Japanese native on the American scene, being a championship-level wrestler in multiple territories from 1968 to 1990. While Giant Baba in the 60s, Great Muta, and now Shinsuke Nakamura were as big or bigger stars, Saito spent the majority of his career in the United States as opposed to a brief version, and was always a headliner as a former Olympian...
  • Former Anaheim Ducks Goaltender Ray Emery Dies at35

    07/15/2018 7:22:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/15/2018 | Kristina Bravo
    Officials investigating a possible drowning in Ontario, Canada said they found the body of former Anaheim Ducks goalie Ray Emery on Sunday. He was 35, police said. The athlete was reported missing just after 6 a.m. in the Hamilton Ontario harbor, according to Hamilton police.
  • PACQUIAO VS. MATTYSSE (no copyright infringement)

    07/15/2018 5:46:01 PM PDT · by knarf · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | July 15, 2018 | knarf
    The first thread was pulled because the owner of the video claimed a copyright.THIS ONE (full fight) appears to be open for free use.
  • France's World Cup celebrations marred as fans are choked by tear gas after police also use water...

    07/15/2018 5:22:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Dailmail UK ^ | July 15, 2018
    France's World Cup celebrations marred as fans are choked by tear gas after police also use water cannon and clash with revellers in Paris as a MILLION people party into the night on the Champs-lyses Police forces fired tear gas as scuffles and pockets of looting broke out on the Champs-lyses as French football celebrations in Paris soured following their sides World Cup victory over Croatia in Moscow. Revelers set off smoke bombs in the national colors - blue, white and red - obscuring Napoleon's triumphal arch as police tackled the crowd using water canons. People climbed atop every newspaper...
  • Red Sox surge into All-Star break with another win

    07/15/2018 1:54:41 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 15 July 2018
    The Red Sox head into their All-Star break with what else: another win. Their 5-2 victory over the Blue Jays gives them a 68-30 record and a comfy cushion for them to enjoy a four-day lull before reuniting for the Tigers series that begins Friday in Detroit. Making the day even sweeter, the Yankees lost in Cleveland, meaning the Sox' lead in the AL East is at its largest margin (4.5 games) all season, including in late April, when the Red Sox held a 19-5 record.