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  • Jason Pierre-Paul Burns Flesh Off Hand in Fireworks Accident (Giansts Defensive End)

    07/05/2015 9:31:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 5, 2015 | Paul Schwartz
    This time of year, there are always warnings about the risks and hazards involved with shooting off fireworks. Many listen to those warnings. Some do not. Jason Pierre-Paul did not, and it cost him, dearly. Pierre-Paul, the Giants’ 26-year-old star defensive end, suffered a serious but apparently not career-threatening hand injury Saturday night setting off Fourth of July fireworks at his South Florida home. While the full extent of the damage is not yet known, it is believed Pierre-Paul’s suffered significant burns on his palm and several fingers, and one finger may have sustained nerve damage, according to a source...
  • NASCAR faces ‘Southern Thunder’ as Confederate flags fly at Daytona

    07/06/2015 5:35:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6 July 2015 | Lindsey Bever
    Fans at Florida’s Daytona International Speedway were having none of what some of them called “political correctness” this weekend and let the Confederate flag fly, despite NASCAR’s call for its removal. Above tents and trailers at the Coke Zero 400 it flew, including a version featuring a menacing skull-faced rider with the slogan: “The South Will Rise Again.” It decorated clothing, tee-shirts hailing “Southern Thunder,” and adorned coolers, beer cozies and skin, in the form of tattoos. And there were no apologies.
  • Check Out The Graphic On Google

    07/05/2015 5:02:27 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 49 replies
    Vanity
    Appropriate?
  • Carli Lloyd Nets Hat Trick in 16 Minutes vs. Japan in Women's World Cup Final

    07/05/2015 5:02:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | Jul 5, 2015 | Kyle Newport
    Playing in a big game, United States women's national team star Carli Lloyd was ready for the spotlight yet again. Lloyd got the United States off to a fast start in the Women's World Cup final against Japan, scoring two goals in the first five minutes. ... Lauren Holiday joined the fun with a goal in the 14th minute, but moments later, Lloyd struck again. This time, it was on an unbelievable shot from near midfield. ... With her third goal of the match, Lloyd became the first American to record a hat trick in the Women's World Cup final
  • Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul injured in fireworks accident: report

    07/05/2015 3:48:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Sunday, July 5, 2015, 5:27 PM | Justin Tasch
    Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul injured his hand in a Fourth of July fireworks accident, according to multiple reports. A radio host for WINZ in Miami tweeted that Pierre-Paul “severely injured” his hand, and multiple reports have confirmed Pierre-Paul suffered an injury. The extent of Pierre-Paul's injuries are unknown, but it appears he is not in danger of losing his hand and his injuries were not believed to be career-threatening, according to a source. The Giants did not confirmed or denied the story when contacted by the Daily News. Several Twitter users shared photos of a U-Haul truck full of...
  • FIFA WOMEN's WORLD CUP FINAL (USA VS JAPAN AT VANCOUVER) LIVE

    07/05/2015 3:05:20 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 62 replies
    Today's World Cup Final - USA vs. Japan On Fox.
  • Copa America 2015 Final preview: Start time, schedule..

    07/04/2015 10:37:42 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 1 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 07.04.2015
    The Copa America 2015 Final between Argentina and Chile takes place on Saturday, and both teams will be desperate to claim the win to end their long wait for international honors. Today's game takes place from Santiago, Chile with a kick off time of 4 p.m. ET.
  • VIDEO: Shark Pulls Florida Fisherman From Kayak, Still Lands It

    07/04/2015 3:08:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KHON ^ | 7/3
    A video of a shark pulling a Florida fisherman from his kayak is going viral right now. Captain Ben Chancey was grouper fishing on his kayak in Florida when he got a big surprise. He was reeling in a giant Goliath grouper but he said the fish broke free from the line and left his bait floating in front of bull sharks swimming around him. An 8 1/2-foot bull shark took the bait and Chancey hung on to the reel while he was still seated in his 14-foot kayak. The shark ended up flipping Chancey’s kayak and tipping him into...
  • Men Catch Shark on North Carolina Beach as String of Attacks Rattle Nerves

    07/04/2015 1:42:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 3, 2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO and ALANA ABRAMSON
    Amid a string of shark attacks in North Carolina, two beach-goers turned the tables on one shark that got a little bit too close for comfort today. Two men were fishing in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, this morning when they caught a shark, witness Chloe Finlay told ABC News. These photos, provided by witness Anna Korman, show one of the men grabbing the shark by its tail and pulling it right out of the water.
  • Le Tour d' France 2015 (Live thread)

    07/03/2015 2:38:45 PM PDT · by Baynative · 38 replies
    LeTour.com ^ | 7/3/15 | Site staff
    Pinot (Thibaut) - (fra) / Bardet (Romain) - (fra) © Presse Sports In the lead up to the start of the 102nd Tour de France in Utrecht, letour.com has chosen to highlight five key stages. Of symbolic importance in the development of the race or perhaps decisive with regard to the final general individual classification, they feature the required characteristics for an extraordinary sporting show. The last episode is l'Alpe d'Huez where the final battle is scheduled on the eve of the grand finale in Paris. In a recent past, Frenchmen have performed on the so-called «Dutchmen's climb». Will they...
  • NFL Lineman and Math Genius vs. Average 23-Year-Old

    07/03/2015 10:58:55 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 15 replies
    youtube | 7-1-15 | John Urschel
    John Urschel plays football for the Baltimore Ravens. He's also a published mathematician. How does he stack up against the average millennial?
  • Arrogant Cat Perfectly Blocks Girl’s Perfect Yoga Pose (Video at Link)

    07/03/2015 9:30:59 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    The cat even seemed to make an arrogant face like it knew what it was doing. Cats are funny creatures. Sometimes, it seems like we humans love them more than they love us back. Snoky Hootan was performing a difficult yoga handstand pose in front of her camera and was about to pull it off perfectly when her cat decided to sit right in front of the camera, completely blocking her from view.
  • Stupid British vs. Japan soccer

    07/02/2015 6:39:30 PM PDT · by djf · 53 replies
    Alright I must have seen this clip a hundred times... a woman, dressed in white, kicks a soccer ball - it hits the bar, but then seems to go in, then bounces out. The goal is defended by a woman in a dark uniform with dark hair, I'm assuming she's Japanese. Now everyone is making a big deal of this saying she "scored her own goal" or some other BS and I'm sick of it can someone PLEASE explain to me what happened?
  • 2015 FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD

    07/02/2015 4:10:55 PM PDT · by Chode · 25 replies
    7/2/2015 | Chode
    Silverstone Circuit 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)
  • Dwyane Wade Re-Signs with Heat...

    07/02/2015 3:36:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 7/2/15 | Adam Wells
    The long and fruitful marriage between Dwyane Wade and Miami Heat will continue, as the two sides have agreed to a new deal.... Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reported the deal is worth $20 million for one year.
  • Marlins Fernandez launches homer, downs Giants in return

    07/02/2015 12:19:09 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    sun sentinel ^ | 7-2-15 | Craig Davis
    It had been nearly 400 days since Jose Fernandez stepped onto the mound in a major league game. The long road to get back from Tommy John surgery was trying but ultimately inspiring. Appropriatedly, so his triumphant return to the Marlins in a rollicking matinee revival Thursday at Marlins Park. After a slow start, the charismatic Cuban not only resurrected the magic of his Rookie of the Year 2013 season, he contributed an uplifting home run that sent the Marlins on course for a 5-4 victory that concluded a three-game sweep of the defending World Series champions. Fernandez, now 13-0...
  • Wrestler Matt Brown Named Capital One Division I Academic All-America® of the Year

    07/02/2015 9:35:57 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    gopsusports.com ^ | 7-2-15 | n/a
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Nittany Lion wrestling national champion Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) has been named as the 2014-15 Capital One Division I Academic All-America® of the Year, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Brown is the second Penn State student-athlete to be selected as an Academic All-America® of the Year and joins former Nittany Lion wrestler, Dr. Jim Martin, who received the honor in 1988-89. Dr. Martin won a national title in 1988 and was a four-time All-American at Penn State A criminology and international politics major with a 3.97 G.P.A., Brown...
  • Tiger Woods is 'dating' ex-wife of friend and fellow professional golfer .. serial cheater

    07/01/2015 8:00:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 July 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Tiger Woods is 'dating' ex-wife of friend and fellow professional golfer: Report claims serial cheater started relationship while he was still with Lindsey Vonn. [ Full Title ] ... Serial cheater Tiger Woods is dating the ex-wife of a friend and fellow professional golfer, a report claims. The 39-year old is said to be having a 'steamy affair' with Amanda Boyd, 27 - who divorced former PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner in April. ... in May that Woods was dumped by Vonn because she caught him cheating in February during the Farmers Insurance Open - a week before Boyd and...
  • Why Is The U.S. So Good At Women’s Soccer?

    07/01/2015 3:40:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | BENJAMIN MORRIS | JUN 30, 2015
    UPDATE (July 1, 7:20 a.m.): Tuesday night, the U.S. women’s national team beat Germany 2-0, making this article’s headline even more prescient than usual. Below, Benjamin Morris looks at how America’s unique youth soccer culture has helped ensure the dominance of the USWNT. Even though the United States is a bit insecure about its place in the world’s most popular sport, the U.S. women’s national soccer team has been dominant on the world stage for nearly a quarter-century. Tonight it will face off in the semifinals of the women’s World Cup against Germany, with nothing less than the title of...
  • A Most Dangerous Game[Calcio Storico]

    07/01/2015 11:21:18 AM PDT · by Theoria · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 June 2015 | Sam Borden
    Welcome to calcio storico, a centuries-old competition in Florence with very few rules and the sort of human wreckage generally associated with the gladiators. Last Tuesday, about 24 hours before he jammed his fingers into another man’s nose, dropped his elbow across another man’s neck and put another man’s feet where one’s ears are supposed to be, Rodrigue Nana considered, just for a moment, the basic notion of fear. “Do you want to know what I am afraid of?” he said, his fingers tracing the meaty scar above his left eyebrow. Nana, a Cameroon-born transplant to Italy, leaned forward, as...
  • Pom-pom pay: California bill gives cheerleaders minimum wage

    07/01/2015 10:41:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 1, 2015 12:07 PM EDT | Sudhin Thanawala
    They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage. California legislation believed to be the first of its kind in the nation is set to change that. The bill approved by the state Senate on Monday and sent to the governor for his signature would require that cheerleaders be paid at least minimum wage and overtime and sick leave if they work for professional sports teams based in California....
  • Nascar SCS Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway Sun., July 5 on NBC at 7:45 PM ET

    07/01/2015 6:12:38 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 105 replies
  • Women's World Cup Soccer: United States Roars Into the Final [Defeats Top-Ranked Germany]

    06/30/2015 7:27:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/30/2015 | Andrew Keh
    MONTREAL — The United States advanced to the World Cup final on Tuesday with its most impressive performance in recent memory, notching a 2-0 victory over a top-ranked German team that had steamrolled its way to the semifinals. The Americans, who looked discordant in the early parts of the tournament, seem to be peaking at the perfect time. They looked harmonious and controlled play against the favored Germans for large stretches of the match at Olympic Stadium. Carli Lloyd, who had scored in the team’s two previous wins, put her stamp on yet another night, scoring on a penalty kick...
  • Two-point conversion: How the CFL is wooing American viewers

    06/30/2015 11:47:45 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 11 replies
    Maclean's ^ | June 30, 2015 | Aaron Hutchins
    Joe Pritchard tweets way too much about the CFL for a guy born, raised and living in Wisconsin. At least, thatÂ’s what his Twitter bio says. Growing up in Chippewa Falls, the 32-year-old says his first exposure to Canadian football came when he was a child and his grandmother gifted the family with a VHS tape of CFL highlights. Without much on TV back then, it was put in rotation alongside a few tapes of the NFLÂ’s Green Bay Packers. Then came the CFLÂ’s expansion into the U.S. in the mid-1990s, and Pritchard adopted the Baltimore Stallions as his team....
  • Women's World Cup: USWNT vs Germany is last-four clash of the titans

    06/30/2015 9:40:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 8:47 AM ET, Tue June 30, 2015 | Chris Borg
    )It's a showdown between the two top teams in women's football -- and according to United States star Alex Morgan, it is "virtually a final." Morgan and her USWNT teammates take on favorite Germany in Montreal for a place in the Women's World Cup final against either England or Japan on July 5. It's hard to pick a winner from two nations which have each triumphed at the tournament twice -- even though the USWNT have not lifted the trophy since 1999 and Germany have won two of the last three tournaments. So far, neither team has had an entirely...
  • 1,000 people possibly sickened by fecal matter in French mud run

    06/30/2015 7:27:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 39 replies
    upi ^ | June 29, 2015 | Danielle Haynes
    LEVENS, France, - Mud run participants might have to start worrying about more than sprained ankles or scraped knees after more than 1,000 people became sick to their stomach after participating in an event last week in France. The regional health agency in southern France said 1,000 of the 8,400 participants involved in the Levens Mud Day on June 20 reported symptoms of acute gastroenteritis. The agency said the stomach ailments -- mostly diarrhea, vomiting and fever -- were caused by norovirus, a highly infectious disease that causes an inflammation of the stomach or intestines. The U.S. Centers for Disease...
  • COPAS AMERICAS SEMIS: Chile v Peru 06/29 (630pm EDT) and Argentina v Paraguay 06/30 (630pm EDT)

    06/29/2015 3:09:39 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    Chile vs Peru - June 29th 6:30pm EDT Argentina vs Paraguay - June 30th 6:30pm EDT
  • 19-year-old US track phenom becomes the fastest teenager ever, takes over US Championships

    06/29/2015 8:40:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/29/2015 | Tony Manfred
    American sprinter Trayvon Bromell, a 19-year-old who goes to Baylor, had a historic weekend at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships. In the prelims he ran the 100 meters in 9.84 seconds. It's the fastest time ever for a teenager and ties for the 2nd-fastest time of 2015. At age 19 Bromell is the 10th-fastest man of all time, and the 4th-fastest American. He went on to finish second to Tyson Gay in the 100m finals at the US Championships, which earned him a spot on the US team at the World Championships in Beijing in August. "I started...
  • Ayesha Curry Reveals Sex of 2nd Baby, Shows Off Nursery Pictures

    06/28/2015 10:06:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/28 | Rhea Mahbubani
    Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and his 9-month pregnant wife, Ayesha, are expecting another baby girl. Us Weekly revealed the sex of the couple's second child Friday. They are also parents to 2-year-old Riley. Ayesha took to her blog to share pictures of a new nursery, which was designed by Pottery Barn Kids. \ The pair's home office has been converted into the nursery, Ayesha wrote, adding, "I feel so blessed to be able to bring our new baby home to a beautiful, peaceful and serene environment." Not only did Pottery Barn Kids make Ayesha's nursery dreams a reality,...
  • Cyclists Injured After Crashing Into Dead Alligator in Weston

    06/28/2015 8:54:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jun 27, 2015 | Cherine Akbari
    Several cyclists were injured Saturday morning after crashing into a dead alligator that was blocking a Weston road. The cyclists were riding on State Road 84 near Indian Trace Road in Weston, according to city officials. That's when the first riders hit the animal, causing a chain reaction crash. Broward Sheriff's Office FIre Rescue transported four of the injured cyclists to area hospitals. They have not been identified, and their conditions were not released.
  • UFC Fight Night - Machida vs. Romero Live Thread

    06/27/2015 5:31:32 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 86 replies
    UFC | 06/27/2015
    Main Card (Fox Sports 1) 10pm ET/ 7pm PT/ 3am UK 185lbs- Lyoto Machida (22-6) vs. Yoel Romero (9-1) 170lbs- Lorenz Larkin (15-4) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (20-2) 185lbs- Eddie Gordon (7-3) vs. Antonio Carlos Junior (4-1) 185lbs- Steve Bosse (10-1) vs. Thiago Santos (10-3) 145lbs- Hacran Dias (22-3-1) vs. Levan Makashvili (7-1) FOX Sports 2 Prelims 8pm ET/ 5pm PT/ 1am UK 170lbs- Alex Oliveira (11-2-1) vs. Joe Merritt (6-0) 170lbs- Leandro Silva (17-2-1) vs. Lewis Gonzalez (10-1) 170lbs- Steve Montgomery (8-2) vs. Tony Sims (9-2) 135lbs- Danny Martinez (16-6) vs. Sirwan Kakai (11-2) The following fights were scratched...
  • Portable pumpkin catapult

    06/26/2015 3:27:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Picture of Portable pumpkin catapult I built this catapult (actually a trebuchet) based on an article in Make Magazine by William Gurstelle. It worked extremely well! Was able to launch basketballs 80 - 90 feet, and small pie pumpkins over 100 feet. I think fine tuning of the sling release could further enhance the performance. It is made of plywood, a few 2 x 6's, and a lot of plumbing parts. The folding design is great for storage, and in my case, the catapult actually went up on the roof of a church for the main launching event. It fit...
  • Nascar SCS Toyota-Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway June Sun. 28 on FOX Sports 1 at 3:00 PM ET

    06/25/2015 5:30:49 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 37 replies
  • NASCAR backs moves on Confederate flag in wake of South Carolina church massacre

    06/23/2015 3:41:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    <p>DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR is backing South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds in the wake of a massacre at a Charleston church.</p>
  • College World Series Preview/Gamethread: Vanderbilt vs. Virginia for ALL THE MARBLES

    06/24/2015 3:16:32 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Philip Pfeifer deserved better in what may have been his final start as a Vanderbilt Commodore. Bad luck and an ill-timed error at first base sent him off as the losing pitcher in yesterday's 3-0 Virginia win at the College World Series. Now, the two teams will play a Wednesday night rubber match that will decide the 2015 national champion. Clutch hitting and stingy pitching have defined this series so far. Both teams have used two-out rallies to crack otherwise unflappable starters en route to a victory. Vanderbilt struck first when Will Toffey broke open a 0-0 tie in the...
  • Pro football players touchdown in Israel

    06/23/2015 6:56:14 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 1 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 6/23/15 | B. Shane Morganstein
    Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrives in Jewish state for a week of events with 19 football hall-of-famers. Nineteen members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame arrived in Israel on Thursday for a week of events as part of the "Touchdown in Israel – Mission of Excellence" program, including meeting local Israeli football players. Jewish philanthropist and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is participating in this week of festivities alongside Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer. Kraft and the Kraft family have been sponsoring football in Israel since 1999, with the building of the Kraft Family Stadium in...
  • Mark McGwire Reflects On Sammy Sosa, 1998 Season

    06/23/2015 5:00:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 23 JUNE 2015 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Sitting in a familiar visitors’ dugout, former slugger Mark McGwire looked out to the landscape of Wrigley Field, observing the changes and similarities from his days with the St. Louis Cardinals. McGwire, who hit 583 career home runs and 70 during the historic season of 1998, is now the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He still carries fond memories of playing the Cubs in Chicago. “This is a great historical ballpark,” said McGwire. “I always loved playing here. It’s going to get better in the years to come.”
  • "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel passes away at age 53 (professional wrestler)

    06/22/2015 8:48:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Wrestling Observer / Figure Four ^ | June 22, 2015 | Dave Meltzer
    William Ansor, who was once on the verge of becoming one of the biggest stars in pro wrestling in the mid-80s as "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel, passed away Monday at the age of 53.
  • Former Major Leaguer Darryl Hamilton killed in apparent murder-suicide

    06/22/2015 3:38:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2015 | Mariano Castillo
    (CNN)—Former pro baseball player and MLB Network analyst Darryl Hamilton was found dead in a possible murder-suicide in a community outside Houston, police said. Pearland, Texas, police officers on Sunday afternoon responded to a disturbance call between a man and a woman, and when they arrived found the bodies of two adults at the residence and a 14-month-old child. The 911 call was made by a third party.
  • Entries in long-hidden notebook show Pete Rose bet on baseball as player

    06/22/2015 11:33:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 22, 2015 | William Weinbaum and T.J. Quinn
    For 26 years, Pete Rose has kept to one story: He never bet on baseball while he was a player. Yes, he admitted in 2004, after almost 15 years of denials, he had placed bets on baseball, but he insisted it was only as a manager. But new documents obtained by Outside the Lines indicate Rose bet extensively on baseball -- and on the Cincinnati Reds -- as he racked up the last hits of a record-smashing career in 1986. The documents go beyond the evidence presented in the 1989 Dowd report that led to Rose's banishment and provide the...
  • Tebow working hard to find his niche

    06/22/2015 7:47:05 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 11 replies
    Delaware County Daily Times ^ | 06/17/15 | Bob Grotz
    PHILADELPHIA >> There is one period each and every day of Eagles minicamp in which Tim Tebow leaves the other quarterbacks in his dust. It’s the zone-read drill. And you really don’t want to get in the way of the 6-2, 250-pound Tebow because he runs like it is “game on.” Tebow’s critics enjoy maligning his throwing mechanics, which still require extensive tweaking. They’ve totally missed the dimension he brought to the Denver Broncos, the skill that enabled him to register fourth-quarter comeback after fourth-quarter comeback and ultimately win a playoff game. Don’t underestimate the power of the mobile dimension...
  • Adam Morgan delivers fine Father's Day present in first Phillies start

    06/22/2015 3:59:13 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 5 replies
    Philly.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Jesse Dougherty
    "I can't put it into words right now. Just trying to soak it all in right now and hope that I get another opportunity," he said. "A lot of people don't even get this opportunity, so I'm very grateful." Wednesday, Morgan was pulled after two innings in his 13th start of the season for triple-A Lehigh Valley. He wasn't told he was being called up and texted his father, Wiley, saying his shoulder felt fine. That night, Wiley saw four cardinals on the back porch of the Morgans' home in Marietta, Ga. Two days later Morgan called Wiley with long-awaited...
  • Jordan Spieth wins US Open (Second Major of the Year)

    06/21/2015 7:22:17 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 63 replies
    Dustin Johnson pared on the last hole giving Spieth the win.
  • "Fox" US Open Coverage has to go!!

    06/21/2015 5:25:01 PM PDT · by PatriotCJC · 83 replies
    Me
    I would rather have Johnny Miller than this crowd. Really? Joe Buck? And who is the stripper that interviews the golfers after their round??
  • Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian wish Caitlyn Jenner Happy Father’s Day

    06/21/2015 3:02:58 PM PDT · by windcliff · 42 replies
    NewYork DailyNews ^ | 6-21-2015 | Zayda Rivera
    Happy Father's Day to Caitlyn Jenner. On the first Father's Day since the 65-year-old Olympian, formerly known as Bruce, first introduced Caitlyn to the world, daughter's Kylie, Kendall, and Khloe shared heartfelt messages on social media. "Happy Father's Day my little light of sunshine," Kylie, 17, captioned a throwback photo of her as a little girl along with Kendall, Bruce and mom Kris. She then seemed to quote her father's comforting words as he began making his transition to life as a woman. "You can still call me dad, Kylie. No matter what I'm always going to be your father....
  • Tony Gwynn Jr. getting heckled...Talking Glove Coors Field

    06/21/2015 6:26:01 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | june 13, 2011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTGnh0rcQsc
  • Squirrel interrupts Phillies-Cardinals game, jumps on Chase Utley

    06/20/2015 9:10:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    CSN Philly ^ | June 19, 2015 | Chris Mueller
    After Phillies starting pitcher Phillippe Aumont gave up four earned runs in the second inning of Friday night's game against the Cardinals, a nearby squirrel decided enough was enough. Climbing up the protective netting behind home plate, the squirrel gave Phillies faithful some much-needed entertainment while watching their 23-45 ballclub on its way to another dreadful loss. The critter showed off some impressive balance as he circus-walked across the wire holding up the net. With the crowd's attention, the squirrel then nosedived almost 30 feet onto the top of the Phillies' dugout and hopped in to join the team. Actually,...
  • Guinness record set for most surfers riding wave

    06/20/2015 7:15:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | June 20, 2015 | Laylan Connelly
    Long-time Huntington Beach surfer Gary Sahagen had a prediction about how the world record attempt to get the most people riding one wave would go down. "It's either going to be spectacular, or a spectacle," Sahagen said, before joining 66 other surfers crammed onto a 42-foot board on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. Turns out, it was a lot of both.
  • Former NFL player, Spanish-language TV pioneer Danny Villanueva dies at age 77

    06/20/2015 5:15:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | June 19, 2015
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Danny Villanueva, who was one of the NFL's first Latino kickers and a pioneer of Spanish-language television, has died. He was 77. Family members and officials at New Mexico State University, where Villanueva was a member of the athletic hall of fame, confirmed that he died Thursday after suffering a stroke earlier this week. Born to migrant missionary workers in eastern New Mexico, Villanueva went on to attend New Mexico State on a football scholarship. After graduating in 1961, he played for the Los Angeles Rams, where he was nicknamed "El Kickador." Bullfighting music was played...
  • What If NFL Logos Were Canadian?

    06/20/2015 10:11:37 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    uproxx.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | DRAWPLAYDAVE
    Last week, I had the privilege of spending a fair amount of time in our friendly neighbor to the north, getting the full Canadian experience. Well, actually not; it was summer and beautiful. I did get to eat some poutine, however, so I guess that’s a stamp on the ol’ food passport. I also got to learn all about the CFL! Anyway, I met a lot of wonderful people. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful, and I came away with a very positive view of the place. Now that I’m back in the States, however, my patriotism and desire to...