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  • Bob Costas announces his NBC career is over

    01/16/2019 11:39:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 16, 2019 | Jason Owens
    Veteran broadcaster Bob Costas is stepping down from his longtime role with NBC Sports. Costas told the New York Post of the decision Tuesday, which the network confirmed with the paper. “It’s all settled quietly and happily for all concerned,” Costas told The Post. Costas also told The Post he will continue to do work for MLB Network and is considering pursuing a long-form interview show.
  • Eli Grba, the Original Angel, dies at 84

    01/16/2019 11:00:11 AM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 16, 2019 | Maria Torres
    Eli Grba, the first player to throw a pitch for the Angels, died Monday night in Florence, Ala., after a three-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 84. Grba, a bespectacled pitcher with a penchant for partying and a competitive spirit, was known as the Original Angel. With the opening selection of MLB’s first expansion draft in December 1960, Angels general manager Fred Haney made Grba the first addition to the Angels’ inaugural roster. “I’m a trivia question until I die,” Grba said in a 2011 television interview. “I’m the first guy that’s ever been drafted — and the first...
  • Patrick Mahomes has thrown Chiefs into NFL spotlight, with only Patriots in way of a super finish

    01/16/2019 9:03:41 AM PST · by entropy12 · 33 replies
    LA Times ^ | Jan 19, 2019 | Kevin Baxter
    On Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, a short walk across the parking lot from Kauffman Stadium, the younger Mahomes, who has had one of the greatest seasons by a quarterback in NFL history, will lead the Kansas City Chiefs against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game.
  • Tom Brady is an underdog for first time since 2014

    01/16/2019 6:37:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | January 15, 2019 | Michael David Smith
    The Patriots were favored in every game this season and postseason. They were favored in every game in 2017, regular season and postseason. They were favored in every game in 2016 except two games during Tom Brady‘s Deflategate suspension. And they were never an underdog in 2015. But they’re not favored now. New England is a 3-point underdog at Kansas City on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game, and that makes this the first time since 2014 that Tom Brady has played a game in which he was the underdog
  • 28,000 Pounds of Discarded Banana Peels Will Be Put to Good Use After Disney Races

    01/16/2019 2:30:28 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Runners' World ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jacob Meschke
    It’s not just in Mario Kart—banana peels can be a real problem for many races around the country, not only causing hazards for runners and spectators, but leaving massive amounts of rotting waste behind for volunteers to clean up. Chiquita, the massive international fruit producer, is taking steps to change that. When the gun of the Walt Disney World 5K went off at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, it signaled the start of Chiquita’s new role as the official banana sponsor of the entire Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, as well as other runDisney events throughout the year. The move...
  • NFL LIVE THREAD: Conference Championships

    01/15/2019 11:05:44 PM PST · by Impy · 33 replies
    1-15-2018
    NFL LIVE THREAD: Conference Championships SUNDAY, JAN 20, 2019 (All Times Eastern) NFC: #2 Los Angeles Rams at #1 New Orleans Saints 3:05 PM on FOX, Mercedes-Benz Superdome AFC: #2 New England Patriots at #1 Kansas City Chiefs 6:40 pm on CBS, Arrowhead Stadium
  • Mel Stottlemyre, pitcher and legendary Yankees and Mets pitching coach, dies at 77

    01/14/2019 1:41:10 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 11 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | January 14, 2019 | Liz Roscher
    Mel Stottlemyre, who spent over 40 years in baseball as a New York Yankees pitcher and pitching coach for both the Yankees and the New York Mets, died on Sunday at 77. Stottlemyre, who is survived by his wife and two sons, had been battling bone marrow cancer for 20 years. Stottlemyre spent almost 25 years as a pitching coach, and built a reputation as a legend. From 1984 to 1993 he worked with the New York Mets and tutored the rotation — which included guys like Ron Darling and Doc Gooden — that led the Mets to their 1986...
  • Meet the 5 Deadliest Pistol Caliber Rifles To Ever Fire a Shot

    01/13/2019 12:33:13 PM PST · by Mariner · 90 replies
    The National Interest via Yahoo ^ | January 13th, 2019 | Kyle Mizokami
    Meet the 5 Deadliest Pistol Caliber Rifles To Ever Fire a Shot Kel-Tec’s offering differs in having a specific talent: folding down for compact storage. By rotating the barrel upwards and back, the Sub-2000 essentially folds over onto itself for an overall length of just sixteen inches and a height of seven inches. Once in the compact configuration, the carbine can be secured that way with a built-in lock and key system. The explosion of interest in the modern sporting rifle, as well as the natural pace of industry innovation, has driven the firearms industry to field semi-automatic rifles in...
  • Bob Kuechenberg, part of Dolphins' 1972 perfect season, dies at 71

    01/13/2019 10:04:27 AM PST · by dfwgator · 15 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1/13/2019 | ESPN
    Bob Kuechenberg, an offensive lineman who was a member of the Miami Dolphins of the 1972 perfect season, died Saturday. He was 71.
  • Post Title Game Worries Totally Unfounded At Alabama

    01/13/2019 9:54:25 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    TDA Alabama Magazine ^ | 1-13-2019 | Larry Burton
    It’s funny how folks are worried about Dan Enos leaving Alabama, they’re still worried about Mike Locksley leaving even though that’s been known for a while. Now with Jalen Hurts looking at transferring, Josh Jacobs and Damien Harris leaving for the NFL on offense and a whole slew on defense moving on, fans are natually just a tad on the worried side. But if there’s anything that 11 years on the Tuscaloosa campus should have prepared you for is that all is well, the sky is not falling and Nick Saban has a plan in place, or perhaps has had...
  • Why You Get the Runner’s High—But Your Workout Buddy Doesn’t

    01/12/2019 11:47:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 10, 2019 | Elizabeth Millard
    If you’re cruising along on a runner’s high while your partner has yet to feel that sweet euphoria, is that a nod toward your superior running ability? Sorry, no. The more likely reason could simply be in your genes, according to a recent study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Researchers looked at 25 collegiate runners, both male and female, and tested their saliva before and after a long-distance run. They also asked them about whether or not they experienced a runner’s high, which they gauged based on four criteria: mood, lost sense of time, run quality,...
  • President Trump To Host National (College Football) Champion Clemson At The White House

    01/12/2019 11:09:44 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-12-2019 | Dylan Gwinn
    While most of President Trump’s Twitter followers have been scanning his timeline expecting to find the latest information regarding the government shutdown. On Friday afternoon, the more than 57 million people who follow the president got a far more light-hearted update. Fresh off their stunning victory over the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, President Trump announced that he will host the National Champion Clemson Tigers at the White House on Monday. President Trump will honor the Tigers and pay tribute to their championship season. A season that was capped-off by a shocking 44-16 demolition of Alabama.(snip)
  • Making the case for Kyler: What should the Heisman-winning outfielder do next?

    01/11/2019 8:16:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 10, 2019 | Staff
    Oklahoma quarterback and Oakland A’s first-round draft pick Kyler Murray is days away from deciding the next step of his athletic career. The Heisman Trophy winner has until Sunday to declare for the 2019 NFL draft, which would put his baseball career on hold indefinitely in the hopes of beating the odds as an undersized quarterback. We asked Mike Oz, Frank Schwab and Sam Cooper to make the case as to why Kyler Murray should either stick with his original path of playing baseball, declaring for the NFL draft or return to the Sooners for his senior season.
  • NFL Announces ‘Inspire Change’ Initiative, Will Boost African-American History Education in Schools

    01/11/2019 7:53:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    SI ^ | January 11, 2019 | Jenny Veritas
    Growing up outside Atlanta, Stephen Weatherly says around 95% of his knowledge of African-American history was learned at home, from his mom and grandmother. One lesson about his own race’s history in America that still sticks with the Vikings defensive end came from watching Roots, the television miniseries based on the story of Kunta Kinte, a Gambian man who was sold to an American slave owner. Weatherly was in middle school when he watched with his mom; she was the one who explained to him the meaning behind the famous scene in which Kunta Kinte is tied up to a...
  • Tim Tebow Gets Engaged to Girlfriend, Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

    01/11/2019 7:28:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | 01/10/2019 | Kayla Koslosky
    Christian athlete, author, sports broadcaster and movie producer Tim Tebow is now officially an engaged man. According to PEOPLE Magazine, the Heisman Trophy winner proposed to his girlfriend and 2017 Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters on Wednesday. The pair were visiting the Minor League baseball player’s family farm in Jacksonville, Florida when he decided to pop the question. PEOPLE reports that the couple went for a walk by a small lake on his family’s property where Tebow had an arbor and bench – engraved with the day of the couple’s first date – installed. The magazine reports that Tebow also had...
  • Andy Murray tearfully announces he'll retire from tennis in 2019 due to hip injury

    01/10/2019 6:10:49 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 10, 2018 | Pete Blackburn
    It appears Andy Murray will be walking away from tennis in 2019, but exactly when is still up in the air. The British champ announced that he plans to retire this year, saying he'd like to play through Wimbledon in July but may not be able to make it that far. Murray, 31, has battled lingering hip issues for nearly two years and has been unable to return to full strength. As Murray met with the media on Thursday to talk about the Australian Open, which begins on Monday, he tearfully delivered the news. "Obviously I have been struggling a...
  • Report: Ohio State QB Tate Martell Enters NCAA Transfer Portal After Justin Fields Decision

    01/10/2019 12:43:25 PM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    SI ^ | January 10, 2018 | Charlotte Carroll
    Ohio State freshman quarterback Tate Martell is now in the NCAA transfer portal and will explore options outside of the Buckeyes, reports Letterman Row's Jeremy Birmingham. The decision comes after former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields announced his decision to transfer to Ohio State last week. Fields enrolled in classes in Columbus, Ohio this week. Fields will reportedly ask the NCAA for immediate eligibility in hopes of playing for the team in 2019.
  • Tim Tebow Is Engaged to Former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

    01/10/2019 12:40:52 PM PST · by C19fan · 93 replies
    SI ^ | January 10, 2018 | Steve Helling
    Tim Tebow has asked girlfriend Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters to marry him — and she said yes! The former NFL quarterback proposed to Nel-Peters at sunset on Wednesday at his family’s farm outside of Jacksonville, Florida, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal. The couple strolled along the property, and stopped next to a small lake, where Tebow had installed an arbor and a specially made bench that was engraved with the date the couple first met.
  • Jets fans are ticked off about Adam Gase hire

    01/10/2019 1:52:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 9, 2018 | Ted Holmlund
    The Jets’ hiring of Adam Gase has been met with mostly pessimism and worse from a beaten-down fan base, but there were some fans who like the move. Here is a sampling of the reactions to the hire on Twitter: I feel like somebody should come out with cameras now… the @nyjets can’t be this stupid — @looseckannon120 #jets are the #Mets with football helmets — @TomMorache
  • Moving On: What Now For The Alabama Crimson Tide?

    01/09/2019 10:36:17 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    The Crimson Tide did not have the finish to the season that they had hoped. The truth is a nobody saw a 28-point loss coming. (Could have been higher) Even the pundits who picked the Tigers to win foresaw a Clemson rout. But the final whistle has blown and the ink is dry in the records books. ItÂ’s time to move on. Despite the loss, it was a very good season. SABAN POST-GAME COMMENTS NICK SABAN: Well, obviously weÂ’re all very, very disappointed, but IÂ’d like to say that IÂ’m very, very proud of what our team was able to...