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  • The College Football Czar: 2014 Season Preview

    07/29/2014 8:31:34 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 11 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | July 29, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: 2014 Season Preview a sports publication from The Shinbone by Daniel Clark Welcome to the 2014 season preview issue of The College Football Czar, a seasonal sports publication by the author and editor of The Shinbone. In the coming months, you will find weekly analyses of upcoming college football action posted at this site. To find out more, please see the Ground Rules. This issue contains the Czar's rankings for all 128 teams in Division I-A football, as well as conference preview capsules, potential upsets to watch for, bowl projections, and a guide to help you...
  • First-round Buffalo Bills bids top $1 billion

    07/29/2014 8:26:33 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 19 replies
    new york post ^ | 7-29-14 | Josh Kosman and Lois Weiss
    A Pennsylvania fracking mogul bid more than $1 billion for the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday — making it likely the team will attract a record sales price for an NFL team, The Post has learned. Terrence Pegula, who owns the NHL Buffalo Sabres, is one of only two known bidders for the storied football franchise, which was put on the block last spring following the March 25 death of owner Ralph Wilson Jr.. Donald Trump also made a first-round bid for the Bills — bids were due by 5 p.m. Tuesday. It could not be learned whether other bids were...
  • Nascar SCS GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway Sunday August 3 on ESPN at 1:00 PM ET

    07/29/2014 7:06:22 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 9 replies
  • Ravens fans give Ray Rice standing ovation during practice

    07/29/2014 2:16:44 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 44 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 29 July 2014 | http://www.si.com/nfl/2014/07/29/baltimore-ravens-fans-ray-rice-standing-ovation?xid=nl_siextra
    Baltimore Ravens fans gave running back Ray Rice a standing ovation as he jogged onto the field during training camp practice on Monday, according to the team's website. Rice acknowledged the cheering fans by pointing to the crowd. Rice was seen on video in February dragging his then-fiancée out of an Atlantic City casino elevator. He was charged with third-degree aggravated assault after Janay Palmer, whom he later married, was left unconscious following the incident. Rice agreed to enter into a diversion program to avoid a jail sentence. More: Lenient penalty for Ray Rice troubling proof of where NFL's priorities...
  • While Penn State recovers, NCAA could help by lifting bowl ban

    07/29/2014 2:14:16 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 18 replies
    cbs sports ^ | 7-29-14 | Dennis Dodd
    CHICAGO -- There's a statement to be made, a huge one at Penn State. A nation's outrage may not have diminished over the Jerry Sandusky scandal but the story is certainly off the front page. It was two years ago this month that the NCAA overreached into a sordid criminal matter, forever changing history. So much upheaval, so much collateral damage. The group of innocents from that day two years ago are still being punished. They don't talk about it much anymore, but they live it each day. "I think we've done everything right," Penn State linebacker Mike Hull said....
  • Scottie Dogs At (Commonwealth) Games 'Disrespectful' To Muslims

    07/29/2014 9:50:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 29, 2014 | Tom Skyes
    The Commonwealth Games, which opened last week in Glasgow, Scotland in the presence of the Queen, was, like all sporting events these days, ushered into existence to the accompaniment of a lavish and visually impressive opening ceremony. But amidst the dancing mechanical giants and gay kisses, the organizers also sought to celebrate Scottishness by having each team led out by Scottie dogs wearing tartan coats embroidered with the name of the team. Social media, predictably, fell in love with the doggies, however now political and religious leaders in Malaysia have cried foul, and are accusing the organizers of disrespect towards...
  • Worried Wife Triggers Coast Guard Search For Missing Hubby....Who Wasn't Missing

    07/28/2014 7:40:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Mon, Jul 28, 2014 | Dennis Romero
    A woman worried because her husband didn't return home to Long Beach Saturday night after embarking on a fishing trip phoned the U.S. Coast Guard, which launched an epic search for the man and his four pals. They were just fine, spending some quality bro time docked at Avalon Harbor, the USGS says. The woman isn't facing any possible charges, but the agency said this case illustrates how important it is to have a plan, stick to it, and communicate when you hit the high seas: The guys said afterward that they had planned to return Sunday afternoon instead of...
  • Judge rules against Donald Sterling, OKs Clippers' record-setting $2 billion sale

    07/28/2014 3:55:54 PM PDT · by iowamark · 21 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 7/28/2014 | AP
    LOS ANGELES -- A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In the tentative ruling, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife Shelly Sterling, who burst into tears when the ruling was announced. "I can't believe it's over. I feel good," she said. Shelly Sterling negotiated the sale of the team after the 80-year-old billionaire was banned by the NBA for making offensive remarks about blacks. She sought approval from a probate judge...
  • Racists Are Everywhere: Piledriver Edition (Pro Wrestling is Racist)

    07/28/2014 8:54:16 AM PDT · by all the best · 17 replies
    Taki's Mag ^ | July 17, 2014 | Nicholas James Pell
    In 2014, the business model for journalism (so-called) is as follows: manufacture some perceived outrage and let the delicious page views and ad revenues flow forth. The Atlantic, a once-venerated font of American letters boasting such celebrated writers as Mark Twain and Emily Dickinson, is sadly no exception; a large infusion of digital ad revenues keeps it afloat. Nothing generates that sweet, sweet digital ad revenue quicker and more effectively than calling something “racist,” then reverse engineering the why and wherefore. It’s cheap and trite, but so is the rest of American culture. But when The Atlantic not only calls...
  • Joe Torre Feels ‘Terrible’ Over Not Mentionung Steinbrenner During Former Hall of Fame Speech

    07/28/2014 1:19:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 27, 2014 | Anthony McCarron
    The former Yankees manager spoke for 28 minutes Sunday in Cooperstown, making only a passing reference to Steinbrenner. Torre immediately regretted the omission, saying that he 'missed thanking the most obvious guy in the world.'Joe Torre certainly didnÂ’t look like a guy who had just fulfilled a lifelong dream and taken his place amongst baseballÂ’s all-time greats. Just moments after finishing his Hall of Fame speech Sunday, TorreÂ’s face was ashen. He was frowning. He was crestfallen that he had blown it by not talking more about what George Steinbrenner had done for him, what The Boss had meant to...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, July 27th, 2014.

    07/27/2014 5:02:16 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 92 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, July 27th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Well Being: Melting that old advice about ice

    07/27/2014 1:46:19 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 7-27-14 | Art Carey
    For decades, the standard method for treating injuries was RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Everyone from Little League coaches to pro sports trainers knows icing is a sure way to reduce swelling, inflammation and pain, and speed healing. That has been the conventional wisdom. Now comes Gary Reinl, with 40 years of experience in sports, fitness, and rehab, with an iconoclastic message. In his self-published book ICED!, Reinl argues that icing is not only wrong - "an illusionary treatment" - but also counterproductive and harmful. "There's not a shred of evidence that icing is helpful," Reinl said. "To...
  • President Reagan welcomes PSU Football [1987 video]

    07/27/2014 9:35:31 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 1987 | abc news
    youtube link here as well
  • UFC on Fox 12: Lawler vs. Brown - Live Event

    07/26/2014 4:56:49 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 59 replies
    07/26/14
    UFC on Fox 12: Lawler vs. Brown - Live Event Free on FOX Main Card (FOX) 5pm PT/ 8pm ET/ 7am CT Welterweight (five rounds) Robbie Lawler (23-10, 1 NC) vs Matt Brown (21-11) Light Heavyweight Anthony Johnson (17-4) vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5) Featherweight Clay Guida (31-11) vs Dennis Bermudez (14-3) Lightweight Josh Thomson (20-6, 1 NC) vs Bobby Green (22-5)
  • Fox Won't Televise Canyon Jump Where Knievel Failed

    07/26/2014 11:23:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Fox Broadcasting officials say they will not televise two daredevils' efforts to jump southern Idaho's Snake River Canyon where Evel Knievel failed 40 years ago. A spokeswoman told The Times-News Wednesday that the television network opted out because of budget concerns and not enough production time. Texas motorcycle daredevil "Big Ed" Beckley and Hollywood stuntman Eddie Braun say they will
  • Seven-Year-Old Swede Cycles to Berlin

    07/26/2014 11:06:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Local ^ | 24 Jul 2014
    Edvin Blomdahl is seven-years-old. He also cycled from Sweden to Berlin, a journey of 370 kilometres, in four days. "We actually thought we would take a week to make the trip, but then we didn't have time. We thought we might have to take the train for part of it," the boy's mother, Linda Blomdahl Petersson, told The Local. "But then on the first day we biked 103 kilometres, and we thought, 'This may actually work'. When we booked the trip it felt like a half crazy idea." The family took their bikes to the Swedish town of Trelleborg, cycled...
  • Texas Dad Invents a Simple Way to Fill 100 Water Balloons - In Less Than A MINUTE (Video)

    07/26/2014 8:16:14 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 40 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-26-2014 | Gina Cassini
     by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsWhere was this for my son's pool party last weekend?We must have spent 3 hours making water balloons for the kids, and my fingers were sore afterwards.Very soon, I'll be able to do it in mere minutes. My fellow Texan and inventor Josh Malone, along with his kids, developed a much faster way to replace the time-consuming process of filling water balloons.Malone's device, which can fill 100 balloons in a minute, attaches to the hose directly for one-time use. He calls it "Bunch O Balloons" and launched a Kickstarter campaign for the manufacture-ready project. It's called the"Bunch...
  • Minor league GM gets prostate exam [on the field, during baseball game]

    07/26/2014 1:13:00 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    -snip- Myrtle Beach Pelicans' general manager Andy Milovich stuck his head out of the press box to sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch while a doctor below and out-of-sight performed the screening.
  • Ohio State band director Jonathan Waters may fight firing

    07/25/2014 9:34:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 7-25-14 | Collin Binkley
    Ohio State University fired marching band director Jonathan Waters yesterday after a two-month investigation found that band leaders ignored a “sexualized” culture among students and didn’t take sexual-harassment training as recommended. The firing came two weeks after OSU leaders told Waters he could keep the job if he enacted a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment, his attorney, David Axelrod, said yesterday. The firing was a surprise to Waters, Axelrod said. “Jonathan has not decided precisely what action he will take,” Axelrod said. “He intends to defend his good name in one way or another.” Ohio State fired Waters, 38, after...
  • 2014 FORMULA 1 PIRELLI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ - LIVE THREAD

    07/24/2014 6:46:48 PM PDT · by Chode · 20 replies
    7/24/2014 | Chode
    Budapest Race Date: 27 Jul 2014 Circuit Name: Hungaroring First Grand Prix: 1986 Number of Laps: 70 Circuit Length: 4.381 km Race Distance: 306.630 km Lap Record: 1:19.071 - M Schumacher (2004) Friday Sunny 29C Saturday Partly Sunny 31C Sunday T-Storms 29C
  • Art Sherman to Receive 2014 Pincay Award

    07/24/2014 4:21:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Art Sherman, a career race tracker who rose to the pinnacle of the sport this past spring when he guided the mercurial colt California Chrome to the edge of racing immortality in a thrilling Triple Crown run, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award. Sherman will receive the award and its distinctive trophy Sunday, July 27, in winner’s circle ceremonies at Del Mar between the day’s fourth and fifth races. The Pincay Award, given annually for the past 10 years to those who have served the sport “with integrity, extraordinary dedication, determination and distinction,” will...
  • Manchester United Embarrasses LA Galaxy 7-0 In Front Of Sold-Out Crowd At Rose Bowl

    07/24/2014 10:04:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    AP) ^ | July 23, 2014 10:49 PM
    Manchester United made an impressive debut under Coach Louis van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late in the first half of a 7-0 victory over the LA Galaxy. Ashley Young and unsung defender Reece James scored two second-half goals apiece as United opened its summer tour with a surprisingly polished win over MLS’ overmatched Galaxy in the Guinness International Champions Cup.
  • NASCAR Is In Big Trouble As Team Values Continue To Shrink

    07/24/2014 6:28:49 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 77 replies
    Yahoo / Business Insider ^ | 7/23/14 | Cork Gaines
    Things are going well for NASCAR's top team, Hendrick Motorsports, which includes some of the sport's top drivers, including Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. But a closer look at the value and profit of the other top teams reveals a sport that is trending in the wrong direction. According to Forbes.com and its valuations of NASCAR's top nine teams, the current value of Hendrick Motorsports ($348 million) is relatively unchanged since 2010 ($350 million). However, the average team has seen a 31.1% drop in profit since 2010 which has translated into an average team value...
  • Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Believes He Has Contracted Chikungunya

    07/23/2014 4:12:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | July 22, 2014
    Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta is suffering from symptoms that resemble those of the Chikungunya virus and expects the team to put him on the disabled list. Peralta went home to the Dominican Republic during the All-Star break and explained that he began feeling sick on Friday. “I’ve had a fever and pain in my joints,” Peralta said by telephone on Monday to MLB.com. “Feels like all my joints are sore. That’s how I feel.” The Chikungunya virus has become more common in Caribbean countries and is spread through mosquitoes. The veteran reliever shared that he remembers coming into...
  • Jay Paterno’s New Book Released Early at Barnes & Noble

    07/23/2014 10:39:40 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 30 replies
    onward state ^ | 7-21-14 | Tim Gilbert, Kevin Horne & Jessica Tully
    Penn State fans living in State College should run — not walk — to the Barnes & Noble on Benner Pike if they want to grab a copy of Jay Paterno’s new book before it potentially gets pulled from the shelves. The memoir “Paterno Legacy: Enduring Lessons from the Life and Death of My Father” isn’t due out until Sept. 1, but Barnes & Noble had stacks of the book for sale in its Local Interest section at closing time on Tuesday. No one from Barnes & Noble could be immediately reached for comment, so it’s not known if this...
  • Florida State, Alabama betting favorites to win national title

    07/23/2014 10:25:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    SI ^ | July 23, 2014 | Staff
    Alabama and defending champion Florida State are co-favorites to win the 2014 national championship, according to odds released by Bovada. The Crimson Tide and Seminoles are both listed at 11/2 odds to win the title in the inaugural season of the College Football Playoff. Oregon comes next at 7/1, followed by Oklahoma at 9/1 and Auburn at 10/1.
  • ESPN’s Wilbon: Influence..‘Religious Right’ in Footb' Preventing Players from Accepting Michael Sam

    07/23/2014 9:59:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 23, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    The NFL hasn’t been sufficiently accepting of Michael Sam, who came out as the first openly gay professional football player earlier this year, due to the religious Right’s influence in NFL locker rooms, says one ESPN commentator. On Tuesday, Pardon the Interruption’s Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon were discussing former NFL coach Tony Dungy’s recent comments that media attention would have pushed him away from drafting Sam. Kornheiser said he was optimistic that NFL players would be personally tolerant of Sam, though. “I’m more skeptical,” Wilbon countered. “I think there is a component, a subculture of the religious Right, that...
  • The Tiger Woods Era Is Over

    07/23/2014 9:20:21 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 66 replies
    business insider ^ | 7-21-14 | Jay Yarow
    Tiger Woods finished an hour and a half before eventual winner Rory McIlroy teed off. In that moment, the Tiger Woods Era of golf officially ended. Over the weekend, lead Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee said, "There was a beginning of his career, middle of his career, and this is the end of his career, no question about it. Chamblee isn't the only talking head in golf who thinks the Tiger Era died this weekend. At Golf.com, a roundtable of writers all agreed. Eamon Lynch a Golf.com put it best, saying, "This point isn't even worthy of debating. It's demonstrably...
  • Former Cowboys running back Robert Newhouse dead at 64

    07/23/2014 8:53:01 AM PDT · by BlueDragon · 37 replies
    Star-Telegram.com ^ | Posted Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014 | By Clarence E. Hill Jr.
    Former Dallas Cowboys fullback Robert Newhouse, who will be remembered most for throwing a touchdown pass to Golden Richards while running to his left in Super Bowl XII on one of Tom Landry’s famous trick plays, died Tuesday night. He was 64. Newhouse battled health issues since suffering a stroke in 2010. He spent much of the past year at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., hoping to get a heart transplant. Newhouse never got strong enough for the transplant before succumbing to heart disease at the Mayo Clinic, his son Rodd Newhouse confirmed Tuesday night. Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/22/5988448/former-cowboys-running-back-robert.html#storylink=cpy
  • Pat Bowlen resigns control of Denver Broncos, acknowledges he is dealing with Alzheimer's disease

    07/23/2014 6:24:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    ch 7 ^ | Jul 23, 2014 | Deb Stanley
    Denver Broncos team owner Pat Bowlen is steeping down from day-to-day operations because he is battling Alzheimer's Disease ... The Broncos said Bowlen had already been reducing his role in recent years while he was, "courageously and privately battling Alzheimer’s disease." "The Broncos are very saddened that Mr. Bowlen is no longer able to be part of the team’s daily operations due to his condition," the team said on its website. "We continue to offer our full support, compassion and respect to ‘Mr. B,’ who has faced Alzheimer’s disease with such dignity and strength." Team president Joe Ellis will assume...
  • CrossFit Games 2014 (Vanity/Chat Thread)

    07/23/2014 2:44:13 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 49 replies
    CrossFit Games ^ | 23JUL14 | FSE
    EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS ESPN 3 WEDNESDAY (23 JULY)THE BEACH 9AM Pacific Points Available: 100 For time: Swim 250 yards 50 kettlebell thrusters (35 / 24 lb.) 30 burpees Swim 500 yards 30 burpees 50 kettlebell thrusters (35 / 24 lb.) Swim 250 yards OVERHEAD SQUAT 6:30PM Pacific Points Available: 100 1-rep-max overhead squat Athletes will each have 3 attempts.
  • Germans Damage World Cup Trophy at Afterparty

    07/22/2014 5:09:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Local ^ | 21 Jul 2014
    Germany’s long and rowdy World Cup celebrations did not just take a toll of fans and players – the trophy was also damaged on Sunday night at the afterparty in Brazil as the team celebrated victory over Argentina. President of the German Football Association (DFB) Wolfgang Niersbach told Spiegel that a “small piece of it was chipped off”. “Don’t worry about it,” he added. “We have specialists who can fix it.” The 63-year-old added the culprit had not been identified, despite their “persistent” investigation. “The investigation was terminated without result,” Niersbach added. After beating Argentina 1:0 in the World Cup...
  • Lance Armstrong to ride again — this time in Sturgis

    07/22/2014 3:02:57 PM PDT · by Baynative · 57 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 7/22/14 | Deb Holland
    STURGIS | Perhaps, the comeback starts in Sturgis. Lance Armstrong, who has been stripped of seven Tour De France titles and received a lifetime ban from competitive cycling for doping, was named Monday as the grand marshal of the 12th Annual Mayor's Ride at the Sturgis motorcycle rally.
  • SilencerCo Announces First Commercially Available Shotgun Suppressor

    07/22/2014 4:27:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 7-21-2014 | Yehuda Remer
    Today, the gun world is buzzing with news of a "revolution in silencers." SilencerCo has announced today they will be producing the Salvo 12, the first ever commercially produced shotgun sound suppressor. The official press release reads: “Confirming its place as a trailblazer in the firearms industry, suppressor manufacturer SilencerCo has unveiled the first commercially-viable shotgun silencer ever produced. The company made the announcement today at an exclusive event near its Utah headquarters.” Active content removed Active content removed “The Salvo 12 represents a revolution in silencers, not just an evolution,” said Joshua Waldron, Chief Executive Officer for SilencerCo. “There...
  • Woman, 105, Makes History at Petco Park, San Diego Padres First Pitch

    07/21/2014 7:14:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 | R. Stickney
    San Diego Padres and Petco Park welcomed Agnes McKee to celebrate her 105th birthday in a very special wayAgnes McKee's birthday celebration wasn't just a first for her. It was also a first for Major League Baseball. At 105, McKee threw out the first pitch before Sunday’s San Diego Padres game and became the oldest person ever to throw out a ceremonial first pitch. “I haven’t thrown a ball in years,” she said before the game. “I do Wii Bowling which we do like this,” she said gesturing. “So it’s the same thing.” “Other than that, nothing on this scale...
  • Why Tony Dungy wouldn't have drafted Michael Sam

    07/21/2014 2:27:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    SI ^ | July 21, 2014 | Doug Farrar
    "I wouldn’t have taken him. Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it. “It’s not going to be totally smooth … things will happen.’’ That's what former NFL defensive back and head coach Tony Dungy told Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune when asked about the prospects for rookie defensive end Michael Sam. Of course, Sam is the league's first openly gay player, and though many league executives and players may feel exactly that way, Dungy may feel the courage to speak to his own...
  • Burlington, Iowa City Council to Consider Ban on Open Carry of Toy Guns

    07/21/2014 10:49:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Burlington, Iowa city council wants to ban open carry of toy guns. The ordinance will make it illegal to openly carry a toy gun or conceal one with clothes. ia Iowa Gun Owners Facebook page: The Burlington Iowa City Council is moving to pass an ordinance that would require you to get their WRITTEN permission before your kids can play with toy guns, replica guns, BB guns, etc! If your kids play with these toys in most outdoor situations, or if they play with toy guns in the car while you drive them around, you are looking at a...
  • The first female ever to advance to the American Ninja Warrior finals (video)

    07/21/2014 10:39:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 7-19-2014 | wimp.com
    24-year-old gymnast Kacy Catanzaro makes history by becoming the first female ever to qualify for the "American Ninja Warrior" national finals. After becoming a celebrity overnight, she hopes to use her newfound fame to encourage young people to get fit.
  • Kobe Bryant: Thinking about life after basketball is 'scary as hell'

    07/20/2014 10:27:03 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | July 19, 2014
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant says he's "scared" about his future after basketball, although he's embracing the challenge of finding something that he can be as passionate about as sports. Bryant turns 36 next month and is under contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for two more years. He was limited to just six games last season because of two major leg injuries, leaving him with the kind of idle time he never had before in his career. Bryant gives a peek into his life in a Showtime documentary airing in November. "Kobe Bryant's Muse" covers much of last...
  • McIlroy Soars With Double Eagle Finish at Open (Incompetent Sportswriter?)

    07/20/2014 3:39:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 19, 2014 | Allan Kelly
    A sensational double eagle finish from Rory McIlroy gave him a six-stroke cushion going into the final round of the British Open as he crushed a chasing pack of challengers who tried and failed to hunt him down during a rain-hit third round. SNIP But by the time he reached the 12th hole that had vanished and he was caught in a dogfight with American shot-maker Rickie Fowler, hungry to win his first major. That was when McIlroy, who had been struggling off the tee, produced his best golf of the week at Royal Liverpool. A birdie at 14 eased...
  • England are now officially worse than Bosnia at football… and Scotland aren’t far behind

    07/20/2014 1:21:49 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    metro.co.uk ^ | 17 July 2014 | James Phillips
    England have dropped ten places to 20th in the latest FIFA world rankings, meaning they are now officially worse than Bosnia-Herzegovina according to the complex system. The Eastern European nation, who participated in their first World Cup in Brazil, also exited in the group stage but, unlike England, managed to win a game. They have now moved up two places to 19th, leapfrogging Wayne Rooney and co. Other nations to feature above the Three Lions now include surprise quarter-finalists Costa Rica plus Mexico, Greece and the USA – who all made the last 16 at the World Cup.
  • Red Sox ball girl has priceless reaction after fielding Eric Hosmer's fair ball

    07/19/2014 10:40:05 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Mark Townsend
    It was the best and the worst of life as a major league ball girl all wrapped up in one play. On one hand, the ball girl stationed along the right field line at Fenway Park on Friday night got to be part of the action, impressively fielding Kansas City Royals slugger Eric Hosmer's well hit grounder with millions of people watching. On the other hand, she somehow missed the fact that the ball crossed over first base in fair territory, meaning she had just interfered with a live play.
  • Gender Roles 'Entrenched' in Swedish Football

    07/19/2014 5:31:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | 19 Jul 2014
    Swedish football coach Pia Sundhage has spoken out, the coaches concerned are under review and gender experts have warned that prejudice remains after two young players were accused of being boys. "Traditional gender roles are in many areas deeply entrenched," Sofia B. Karlsson, who is involved in the Football for All project, told The Local. Football for All (Fotboll för Alla) is a cooperation between Stockholm professional club AIK and Amphi Produktion and aims to develop training materials and methods to tackle racism, homophobia and sexism within the game at all levels. "We want to develop tools so that everyone...
  • Romanian Princess Ran US Cockfighting Ring

    07/19/2014 4:56:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    The royal and her husband, a former sheriff's deputy, hosted at least 10 cockfighting derbies in a barn at their Oregon ranch. A Romanian princess has admitted running an illegal gambling operation after she was found to be hosting cockfighting derbies in rural Oregon. Irina Walker, 61, pleaded guilty to the charge along with her husband, former sheriff's deputy John Walker, 68, on Wednesday. Prosecutors agreed to drop other counts relating to animal fighting and animal welfare as part of a plea deal.
  • Cornhole champions being decided in West Virginia

    07/19/2014 2:08:47 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies
    AP via [Myrtle Beach] Sun-News ^ | July 18, 2014 | JOHN RABY
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Cornhole, the strange-sounding game made popular in backyards and at football tailgate parties, is taking on a serious side this week. The American Cornhole Organization will crown its world champions as about 380 competitors from 17 states vie for $10,000 in prize money in singles and doubles events. -snip- "When you're out there throwing, it's serious," Smith said. "And then as soon as it's over, it's time to buy somebody a beer."
  • Kluwe, lawyer say lawsuit will be filed as soon as Monday after Vikings decline settlement terms

    07/18/2014 4:19:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | July 18, 2014 | Chris Tomasson
    Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, who has claimed he was released in May 2013 due to his outspoken views on same-sex marriage, said Friday he will file a lawsuit against the Vikings as soon as Monday. His lawyer said the suit will ask for damages in excess of $10 million.
  • How Not to Become a World Cup Star

    07/18/2014 12:54:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Peru’s Reimond Manco was once rated better than Colombian superstar James Rodriguez. So where is he now?<Colombian soccer star James Rodriguez appears to have it all. At just 22, he is the World Cup’s current top scorer, with six goals, and viewed by many as the standout player of the tournament in Brazil. He also appears to be a good kid: hardworking, focused and grounded. #176506735 / gettyimages.com Peru’s Reimond Manco But there was a time when James (pronounced HA-mes), as he is known, labored in the shadow of an even more outrageously talented South American player, Peru’s Reimond Manco....
  • 5-foot-tall Kacy Catanzaro conquers 'American Ninja Warrior' course

    07/17/2014 8:09:48 PM PDT · by RedStateRocker · 25 replies
    You don’t need to be tall to be an “American Ninja Warrior.” Kacy Catanzaro shocked “Ninja” viewers with her height-defying performance on an impossibly challenging obstacle course that required the 5-foot-tall former NCAA Southeast Regional Gymnast of the Year to leap through the air. Though Catanzaro’s height should have hindered her from completing the course, she breezed through some of the toughest obstacles, conquering every last one to become the first woman ever to make it through the Dallas finals and qualify for the Las Vegas finals round.
  • The Trials of Graham Spanier, Penn State’s Ousted President

    07/17/2014 6:13:39 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    nytimes magazine ^ | 7-16-14 | MICHAEL SOKOLOVE
    It's such a long read - I'm just going to link the article
  • 2014 FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND - LIVE THREAD

    Hockenheim Race Date: 20 Jul 2014 Circuit Name: Hockenheimring First Grand Prix: 1970 Number of Laps: 67 Circuit Length: 4.574 km Race Distance: 306.458 km Lap Record: 1:13.780 - K Raikkonen (2004) Friday Sunny 32C Saturday Sunny 33C Sunday T-Storms 28C