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  • Fantasy Football 2016

    07/22/2016 2:51:01 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 11 replies
    Sweet 16 Homers' League Live Draft: Sun Aug 28 1:30pm CDT
  • 2016 FORMULA 1 MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ - LIVE THREAD

    07/22/2016 2:44:35 PM PDT · by Chode · 13 replies
    7/22/2016 | Chode
    Hungaroring Circuit First Grand Prix 1986 Number of Laps 70 Circuit Length 4.381KM Race Distance 306.63KM Lap Record 1:19.071 by Michael Schumacher (2004)
  • Miami-Native University of Florida Linebacker Helps Stop Rape

    07/22/2016 1:30:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Police say a Miami-native University of Florida linebacker helped in stopping a man allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman behind a bar. According to WLTV, Christopher Shaw, 34, has been arrested on sexual battery charges after police say he raped a young woman behind a popular Gainesville bar early Thursday morning. Gainesville police spokesman Ben Tobias says two witnesses separated Shaw and the intoxicated woman early Thursday. Source: Miami-Native University of Florida Linebacker Helps Stop Rape | NBC 6 South Florida Follow us: @nbcmiami on Twitter | NBCMiami on Facebook
  • Dennis Green dies at 67 (NFL coach)

    07/22/2016 8:58:38 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 9 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | July 22, 2016 | Mike Florio
    Dennis Green, former head coach of the Vikings and Cardinals, has died at the age of 67. Green became head coach of the Vikings in 1992, instantly leading the team to a playoff berth. In 1998, he coached the team to one of the best offensive performances in league history. The team finished 15-1 and lost to the Falcons at home in overtime of the NFC championship game. Green and the Vikings returned to the NFC title game in 2000.
  • English Heritage 'deadly serious' about bid to get jousting into Olympics

    07/20/2016 6:21:27 PM PDT · by NRx · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 07-20-2016 | Mark Brown
    There is far more to it than two armoured horse riders hurtling towards each other with 12ft lances. Jousting demands levels of athleticism, agility and equestrianism that make it an ideal candidate for the Olympics, English Heritage argues. The organisation has launched a campaign to get jousting recognised as an Olympic sport in time for Tokyo 2020.“We are being deadly serious,” said Lucy Hutchings, English Heritage’s head of projects. “It is an incredible spectator sport, a really fascinating thing to watch. The skill of the knight and the horses make it a great thing to witness … we absolutely believe...
  • Pro extreme skier dies in Chilean avalanche while filming video game promos

    07/20/2016 9:54:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | 07/20/2016
    Matilda Rapaport, a Swedish extreme free skier, has died after she was caught in an avalanche while filming promotional material for an upcoming video game last week in Chile. She was 30. Rapaport was engulfed by the avalanche Thursday after a winter storm in the resort village of Farrellones, about 45 miles northeast of Santiago in central Chile. According to a statement released Monday by Red Bull, one of her sponsors, she succumbed to her injuries a few days later “despite intensive medical care and treatment over the subsequent days.” She had been married to her longtime boyfriend, alpine World...
  • Big 12 expansion a near-certainty as it aims to avoid being left behind

    07/20/2016 7:35:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    SI ^ | July 19, 2016 | Pete Thamel
    On a conference call Tuesday afternoon, the Big 12 conference announced that it has unanimously approved expansion exploration. To translate for those either unfamiliar or simply fatigued by the jargon of conference realignment, that basically means the league has kicked off an expansion frenzy.
  • Melvin Durslag, longtime Los Angeles sportswriter and columnist, dies at 95

    07/19/2016 7:00:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 18, 2016 | Jill Leovy
    Melvin Durslag, a sports columnist who covered the Los Angeles scene for decades beginning in 1939, died Sunday at a convalescent home in Santa Monica after a brief illness, according to friend and former colleague Larry Stewart. He was 95. Durslag was said to string “together words like Nolan Ryan strings together strikeouts,” in the words of former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.
  • NFL reportedly planning on embedding data chips in footballs to gauge field goals

    07/19/2016 12:12:47 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 50 replies
    aol.com ^ | July 18, 2016 | Mark Lelinwalla
    Hey, Tom Brady — deflate this football at your own risk. According to the Toronto Sun, the NFL is planning on inserting customized data chips into game balls for the 2016 preseason, beginning next month, and for Thursday Night Football regular-season games. The Sun reports that narrowing the goalposts could be one of the results from this experiment. Our emails and calls to the league for confirmation weren't immediately returned. With a data chip embedded in the game balls, the league's front office could gauge how close each made field goal measures through the uprights. The NFL could also estimate...
  • Report: Brady grants NFLPA permission to continue Deflategate appeal

    07/18/2016 3:33:25 PM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    MSN News ^ | July 18,2016 | Zack Cox
    Tom Brady will sit out the first four games of the upcoming NFL season, but Deflategate hasn’t officially been put to rest quite yet. The New England Patriots quarterback has granted the NFL Players Association permission to continue fighting his four-game suspension, a source told ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, even after announcing he is done doing so himself.
  • Rio 2016's record-breaking haul: 42 condoms per athlete

    07/18/2016 11:35:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | July 18, 2016 | Chitra Ramaswamy
    Seventeen days, 10,500 athletes, 33 venues, and 450,000 condoms. That’s how many camisinhas (little shirts in Brazilian slang) are being supplied by the International Olympics Committee for the 2016 Rio Summer Games. Forty-two per athlete, to be specific, which, even by Olympic standards, is a hell of a lot.
  • University Football Player Cory Batey Raped White Woman As Revenge For Slavery …

    07/16/2016 4:45:18 PM PDT · by orchestra · 117 replies
    Down Trend ^ | 7/16/2016 | V. Saxena
    When Vanderbilt University football player Cory Batey and three of his buddies raped a 21-year-old white woman on June 23, 2013, he said this to her: “That’s for 400 years of slavery, you bitch!” Speaking at Batey’s sentencing hearing this Friday, the unnamed victim described how even after the sexual assault, the football player continued to abuse her by degrading her with more hateful speech and urinating on her face, according to The Tennessean. “Something permanent snapped that day,” she said. “I felt myself detach from my body. Now, I feel like I’m walking around in the shell of someone...
  • Warriors great Nate Thurmond dead at 74

    07/16/2016 2:12:09 PM PDT · by PallMal · 12 replies
    SFGate ^ | Saturday, July 16, 2016 | Michael Lerseth
    Nate Thurmond, an NBA Hall of Famer and seven-time All-Star who was a dominant force in the middle for most of the Warriors’ first decade on the West Coast, died Saturday after a battle with leukemia. He was 74.
  • The Open Championship at Royal Troon Thread

    07/16/2016 8:02:00 AM PDT · by fhayek · 19 replies
    Golf Channel ^ | 7/16/16
    Leader board at link.
  • Von Miller agrees to six-year, $114.5 million contract with Broncos

    07/15/2016 5:12:48 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies
    WUSA 9 D.C. | 15 JULY 2016 | USA TODAY
    http://www.wusa9.com/news/nation-now/von-miller-agrees-to-sixyear-1145-million-contract-with-broncos/274432295
  • Beer mug injury puts Rangers pitcher Jake Diekman on DL

    07/15/2016 5:06:19 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 15 JULY 2016 | AP
    CHICAGO (AP) - A cut from a broken souvenir beer mug has landed Texas Rangers reliever Jake Diekman on the 15-day disabled list. Diekman hurt his left index finger while reaching into his luggage for a beer mug he bought at the bar Cheers in Boston. The mug had broken in his bag, and a piece of glass pierced his finger. General Manager Jon Daniels told MLB.com the injury was a "nagging deal on the top of his left index finger."
  • Tom Brady won't appeal suspension to Supreme Court

    07/15/2016 10:31:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 97 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | July 15, 2016 | ESPN.com News Services
    Tom Brady announced Friday that he will not appeal his four-game Deflategate suspension to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying in a message on his Facebook page that he will "no longer proceed with the legal process."
  • ESPN: THE WORLDWIDE LEADER IN BULLS**T

    07/15/2016 9:31:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 15, 2016 | Paul Mirengoff
    Each year, ESPN holds something called the ESPYs. Apparently, the event is a sort Academy Awards for sports. The idea seems ridiculous. Part of what makes sports wonderful is that it’s not show business. According to Larry O’Connor at HotAir, and confirmed by other reports I’ve seen, “the ESPY award broadcast was filled with about as much race-baiting, left-wing politics as the Democrats convention in Philly will have two weeks from now.” Moreover, “ESPN, the Disney-owned network that created and produces the awards broadcast on their parent network ABC, went out of their way to feature and celebrate the divisive...
  • The ESPY’s Open With Pro-Black Lives Matter Message –‘The Racial Profiling Has to Stop’

    07/14/2016 12:30:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/13/16 | Trent Baker
    This year’s “ESPY Awards” on ABC opened with NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James delivering a message regarding last week’s death of two African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement, and the Dallas attack on police officers that left five dead and several others injured. “We cannot ignore the realities of the current state of America,” Anthony said. “The events of the past week have put a spotlight on the injustice, distrust and anger that have plagued so many of us. The system is broken. The problems are not new. The violence and the racial...
  • Darryl Strawberry admits to having sex in clubhouse during games

    07/14/2016 12:17:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 28 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 7/14 | Mike Oz
    “Between innings. It worked out well just how crazy it was,” Strawberry added. “It kind of worked out that way. You point (a woman) out and tell the kid (to go get her).” By “the kid,” Strawberry means a clubhouse attendant. In his Sirius XM interview, Strawberry also talked about drinking in the clubhouse and smoking cigarettes in the dugout. Oh, to be a baseball player in the ’80s.
  • Don Cherry targets ‘left-wing weirdos’ in critique of Tenors’ ‘O Canada

    07/14/2016 6:44:22 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | 07/13/2002 | staff
    Don Cherry is adding his voice to the growing list of those offended by The Tenors’ controversial rendition of “O Canada,” saying the altered and politically charged lyrics embarrassed Canadians. The “Hockey Night in Canada” personality took to his Twitter account Wednesday to post a scathing critique of the Canadian group’s on-field performance before Tuesday night’s Major League Baseball all-star game at San Diego’s Petco Park.
  • LeBron, Melo, CP3, and Wade open ESPYs with call for political action

    07/13/2016 7:50:25 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07/13/2016 | Eric Freeman,
    Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James made a strong statement at the ESPYs (via @cjzero on Twitter). The most recent wave of race-related shootings in the United States — chiefly the police killing of Alton Sterling in Louisiana, the police killing of Philando Castile in Minnesota, and the shooting deaths of five police officers at a Black Lives Matter rally in Dallas last week — have inspired several recent cases of increased political consciousness for black athletes. Members of the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx have made the most controversial statement so far in donning Black Lives Matter t-shirts...
  • Miko Grimes goes off on Dolphins (again), owner Stephen Ross for keeping ‘Jew buddies’ employed

    07/12/2016 7:43:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | July 11, 2016 | Seth Walder
    Brent Grimes' wife, Miko Grimes, is back to ripping the Dolphins — this time in a series of nasty tweets that included an anti-Semitic message targeted at Miami owner Stephen Ross. The Dolphins cut Grimes back in March, perhaps partially because of the actions of and criticisms coming from the cornerback's wife. The Bucs signed him shortly thereafter.
  • Cops Walk Off Job at Minneapolis Arena After WNBA Players Wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ Shirts

    07/12/2016 5:55:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 12, 2016 | Staff
    Four Minneapolis police officers walked off the job at the Target Center in Minneapolis in on Saturday in response to Minnesota Lynx players wearing Black Lives Matters shirts during warmups.
  • Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jerseys

    07/11/2016 7:48:07 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 68 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/11/16 | Randy Furst
    Four off-duty Minneapolis police officers working the Minnesota Lynx game at Target Center on Saturday night walked off the job after the players held a news conference denouncing racial profiling, then wore Black Lives Matter pregame warm-up jerseys. Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Minneapolis Police Federation, the union that represents rank-and-file officers, praised them for quitting. "I commend them for it," he said. Kroll said the four officers also removed themselves from a list of officers working future games. He did not know who the officers were. "Others said they heard about it and they were not going to...
  • Rio 2016: N.J. (Catholic) high school phenom McLaughlin aims to make Olympic Team on Sunday

    07/10/2016 8:22:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    NJ.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | Jim Lambert
    Sydney McLaughlin, New Jersey's 16 year-old sensation, will attempt to become one of the youngest U.S. track and field Olympians when she competes in the finals of the women's 400-meter hurdles at Sunday's U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. McLaughlin, who turns 17 on Aug. 7, needs to finish in the top three in her race to make the Olympic team, which will compete in the Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 400 hurdles race is scheduled for Sunday at approximately 7:03 p.m. EST. and will shown on NBC. McLaughlin, who will be...
  • How's 'bout them Cowboys!!!!

    07/11/2016 3:23:03 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 37 replies
    How's 'bout them Cowboys!!!!
  • Now ISIS organise their very own Jihad Olympics - complete with tug-of-war and musical chairs

    07/11/2016 1:33:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 6 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 10, 2016 | JAKE POLDEN
    ISIS is known for staging horrific public executions but these bizarre pictures show the terrorist group attempting to portray a very different image. The photographs capture children as young as five taking part in a makeshift Jihad Olympics, believed to have been staged in the ISIS controlled city of Tal Afar, in Iraq.
  • Our next president, The Donald, playing Tennis against Serena Williams.

    07/11/2016 5:11:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    https://twitter.com/hoodsonco/status/751802666460651521 ^ | 8:38 AM - 9 July 2016 | Carter G. Hoodson @hoodsonco
    Our next president, The Donald, playing Tennis against Serena Williams.
  • List: The tenure of every FBS head coach

    07/11/2016 12:51:31 AM PDT · by iowamark · 22 replies
    CoachingSearch.com ^ | July 06, 2016 | Chris Vannini
    Earlier this week, CoachingSearch looked at the longest-tenured assistants in FBS. Now, here’s a look at the tenure of every FBS head coach. Illustrating the amount of turnover in the profession, 108 of the 129 FBS head coaches have been hired since 2010, and 88 have been hired in the past four years. That means more than 2/3 of all head coaches have been hired since 2013.Some veteran coaches who left the list this offseason included Frank Beamer (1987), Gary Pinkel (2001), George O’Leary (2004), and Steve Spurrier (2005).First, the longest tenured coach in each conference:AAC: Ken Niumatalolo (Navy) -...
  • Matador mauled (tr)

    07/10/2016 2:15:25 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 37 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | Jun 9, 2016 | Mark Hodge, Yasmin Jeffery and Gerard Couzens
    Victor Barrio, 29, became the first bullfighter to be killed this century after an 83-stone bull called Lorenzo gored him in the chest as he lay on the ground after up-ending him as he performed at a bullfight in Teruel, east of Madrid.
  • Froome with some road justice

    07/10/2016 2:03:43 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 3 replies
    Chris Froome with some road justice on today's Tour de France mountain stage
  • UFC 200: Live Thread (Tate/Nunes Lesnar/Hunt Cormier/Silva Aldo/Edgar )

    07/09/2016 5:10:25 PM PDT · by Impy · 69 replies
    7-9-16
    Premlims airing now on Fox Sports 2 (sorry) Will be on Fox Sports 1 when the Yankee game is over, in extra innings Main Card on PPV Miesta Tate defends her Women's BW belt against Amanda Nunes. Former HW Champ Brock Lesnar returns and faces Mark Hunt LHW Champ DC takes on Anderson Silva in a non-title bout, after Jon Jones is pulled from the card (sigh). Former featherweight Champ Jose Aldo takes on Former LW Champ Franke Edgar for the Interim FW title. Conor probably never goes back to FW so I don't know why this isn't for the...
  • Joakim Noah on banning guns, ‘Warrior’ Tebow and a Knicks title

    07/09/2016 4:39:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 9, 2016 | Steve Serby
    New Knicks big man Joakim Noah blocked out some time for some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. [cut] Q: If you were president of the United States, you would … A: I would make it illegal to buy guns. Q: What are your views on what’s been happening this past week? A: This past week? … This past decade? Or this past … forever? My views haven’t really changed much. It’s just very sad what’s going on in this country. Not just the police brutality, that’s getting a lot of the headlines right now, but just kids killing kids,...
  • Why Lululemon's (LULU) New Men's Campaign is Crushing it

    07/09/2016 4:26:35 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    Zacks ^ | 8 July 2016 | David Bartosiak
    I appreciate honest marketing. Don’t lie to me what hotel I stay at will make me smarter or that my body spray is going to make me irresistible to women.... These are uncomfortable topics but we may as well air them out right now. This is a ballsy move on Lulu’s part but things have gotten hairy on the women’s side of the business with stiff competition from Nike (NKE - Analyst Report) and Under Armour (UA - Analyst Report) leading to shrinking sales. However, on the Men’s side, revenues were up 21% last quarter. The Men’s business accounts for...
  • Golf champ to skip Olympics over Zika

    07/09/2016 12:43:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 9, 2016 | Nikita Vladimirov
    U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson on Friday said that he will not attend the Olympic Games in Rio over the fears of Zika virus, ESPN reported. "I feel it would be irresponsible to put myself, [my fiancée,] or our family at risk," said the athlete, who is ranked second in the sport worldwide. "I believe I am making the right decision for me and, most importantly, my family. While I am sure some will be critical of my decision, my hope is that most will understand and support it." Thirteen golfers have already announced that they will not be at...
  • 2016 FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD

    07/07/2016 5:14:12 PM PDT · by Chode · 17 replies
    7/7/2016 | Chode
    Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone First Grand Prix 1950 Number of Laps 52 Circuit Length 5.891KM Race Distance 306.198KM Lap Record 1:33.401 by Mark Webber (2013)
  • Several NFL players express outrage, call for justice after Alton Sterling shooting

    07/06/2016 9:11:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Sean Wagner-McGough
    The shooting death of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, at point blank range by Baton Rouge, La., police has sparked outrage from several NFL players. Sterling died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to CNN.
  • Le Tour d' France 2016 ( [not] Live thread)

    07/02/2016 9:28:55 AM PDT · by Baynative · 105 replies
    Le Tour ^ | July 2, 2016 | staff
    Day one of the 2016 tour finished right at Omaha Beach in Normandy France. With the 70th anniversary of "D" Day coming this week the message of remembrance is a stark contrast to the condition of our world today.
  • Transgender British athletes born as men set to make Olympic history by competing in the games [tr]

    07/03/2016 6:15:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 90 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 2, 2016 | Sanchez Manning and Ian Gallagher
    Two British athletes born male are on the verge of making history by competing in women’s events at next month’s Olympic Games, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. If selected, the unnamed pair will become the world’s first transgender Olympians at Rio. But worryingly for British sports fans, they have revealed they are so fearful of being exposed and ridiculed under the Olympic spotlight, they would ‘probably drop back’ if they found themselves in a medal-winning position. Their inclusion in Team GB will be hailed as a remarkable human rights victory – but it will also ignite controversy, with critics...
  • Horse herpes outbreak forces rodeo queens to ride stick ponies

    07/02/2016 10:48:37 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 54 replies
    ksl.com ^ | May 26th, 2011 | Nadine Wimmer and Wendy Leonard.
    FARMINGTON -- While the state has yet to officially cancel any events involving horses that might have been exposed to a local recent equine herpes outbreak, owners and arenas are taking precautions. Because of the outbreak, contestants at the Davis County Sheriff's Mounted Posse Junior Queen Contest had to cowgirl up Thursday night without their mares. Instead of competing on horses, as is typically the case, contestants were asked to trot around the arena with stick horses as their show ponies.
  • Major League Baseball must permanently retire ‘God Bless America,’ a song that offends everyone

    07/01/2016 10:10:07 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 88 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | June 30, 2016 | Gersh Kuntzman
    It’s time for God to stop blessing America during the seventh-inning stretch. Welcome to the July 4 holiday weekend — when once again, baseball fans will be assaulted by the saccharine-sweet non-anthem “God Bless America” at stadia all over this great land. But no matter which home team you root, root, root for, “God Bless America” should be sent permanently to the bench.
  • 2016 FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH - LIVE THREAD

    06/30/2016 6:01:58 PM PDT · by Chode · 12 replies
    Chode
    Red Bull Ring Spielberg First Grand Prix 1970 Number of Laps 71 Circuit Length 4.326KM Race Distance 307.02KM Lap Record 1:08.337 by Michael Schumacher (2003)
  • Mutilated body found near Rio Olympic beach volleyball site

    06/30/2016 8:27:11 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 12 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 6/30 | Henry Bushnell
    With a dark cloud already hanging over the 2016 Summer Olympics, the last thing Rio de Janeiro organizers needed was more bad publicity. But they certainly got it Wednesday. Parts of a mutilated body were discovered on Copacabana beach, mere yards away from the 2016 Summer Olympics beach volleyball site, police said. The body was initially found by a local street vendor, who reported the findings to a Rio newspaper.
  • College World Series Final at Noon ( CT )

    06/30/2016 1:33:18 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 20 replies
    wowt.com ^ | Jun 29, 2016 | By: WOWT Sports
    The following severe weather policy, approved by the NCAA, Creighton University, the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA) and College World Series of Omaha, Inc., is in effect for the 2016 NCAA® Men’s College World Series® (CWS). Due to the severe weather and the concern for student-athlete welfare, the 2016 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Game between Arizona and Coastal Carolina has been postponed until Thursday, June 30 at Noon (CT). The game will tentatively be televised on ESPNews. Gates at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha will open at 11 a.m. (CT).
  • Report: Johnny Manziel plans to go “completely sober” — Friday

    06/29/2016 10:31:48 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 53 replies
    profootballtalk.nbcsports.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Darin Gantt
    Maybe Johnny Manziel is taking seriously all the good advice people keep giving him to clean up his act. At least he says he plans to, after this one sweet kegger he’s throwing in Mexico. Manziel told TMZ that he’s “going completely sober starting July 1st.”
  • Legendary Tennessee Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Dies At 64

    06/28/2016 1:16:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NPR ^ | June 28, 2016
    One of the best college basketball coaches of all time has died. Pat Summitt led the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers for almost four decades. DAVID GREENE, HOST: A legendary basketball coach has died. Pat Summitt took over as head coach at the University of Tennessee at age 22. By the time she retired at 59, she'd won a record number of games - more than a thousand. And Linda, you interviewed her not so long ago, right? LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: That's right. In 2013, she was suffering from dementia. And that is the disease that cut her career short....
  • Mutual Rescue™: Eric & Peety – Short Film [Probably Need a Tissue or two--6:25 minutes]

    06/28/2016 11:28:55 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | February 14, 2016 | Mutual Rescue
    Video Link"Six years ago, Eric weighed 340 pounds and was diagnosed with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and Type II Diabetes. His doctor told him he had 5 years to live. Then he met Peety—and everything changed..."
  • Roy Hodgson Quits as England Manager Following Shock Defeat to Iceland

    06/27/2016 2:40:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 27 June 2016
    Roy Hodgson has left his post as England manager following the national team’s shock 2-1 defeat to Iceland in their Euro 2016 last-16 tie on Monday evening. Hodgson’s decision to quit comes as no surprise following England’s loss to a country competing at their first major tournament and with a population of just 329,000 – comparable to Coventry. England humiliated as Iceland knock them out of Euro 2016 Read more The coaches Ray Lewington and Gary Neville have also left the Football Association. “I’m extremely disappointed of course about tonight’s result and ultimately our exit from the competition,” Hodgson said....
  • Eric Lindros, Rogie Vachon, Sergei Makarov and Pat Quinn make Hockey Hall of Fame

    06/27/2016 12:59:33 PM PDT · by massmike · 14 replies
    sbnation.com ^ | 06/27/2016 | Mary Clarke
    Three new players will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this upcoming year. On Monday, the NHL and an 18-member selection committee announced Eric Lindros, Rogie Vachon and Sergei Makarov will make up the Class of 2016, along with Pat Quinn as a builder. Lindros is the biggest name of the group and is regarded by many as a name that should have been in the Hall long ago. The former Philadelphia Flyer had 865 points in 760 games, but his career was cut short by injuries and a concussion sustained by a hit from Scott Stevens of...