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  • Police: Seven out-of-town basketball players arrested after assault spree

    08/04/2015 5:47:33 AM PDT · by csvset · 34 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | August 3, 2015 | Shelby Reynolds
    Seven young basketball players from Minneapolis, Minn., were arrested late Sunday night after they went on an assault spree on foot in south Wichita, police said Monday. The boys, ranging in age from 12 to 18 years old, were in town for the Mid America Youth Basketball tournament and were staying overnight at an area hotel, Wichita police Lt. James Esponiza said. Police first responded to the 500 block of South Broadway at around 11 p.m. on Sunday. A 48-year-old man there reported that the group of teens approached him as he stood on his front porch, yelled at him,...
  • The top 10 softest Power-5 non-conference schedules in 2015

    08/03/2015 11:24:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | August 3, 2015 | Bruce Feldman
    Last week's Top 10 was about 2015's toughest non-conference schedules in college football. Time to examine who has the softest non-conference schedules among Power 5 conference teams. A caveat: Since some teams play three non-conference games and others play four, I assigned a point system to try and put each in context. The system is as such: Teams merit 5 points if I think they'll be Top-5 caliber; 4.5 if its Top 15; 4 if they're Top 25 caliber; 3.5 is Top 40ish; 3 is Top 60; 2.5 is Top 80, 2 is Top 100; 1 for the bottom of...
  • The shocking moment Dallas Cowboy Dez Bryant threw punch at his OWN teammate...

    08/03/2015 8:48:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | Updated: 08:09 EST, 3 August 2015 | Staff
    Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn't end until quarterback Tony Romo finally stepped in and calmed his star receiver. Bryant, 26, who has a history of sideline antics that include screaming at coaches and teammates, appeared to take a swing at Patmon after the two tangled during a play in 11-on-11 work late in practice Sunday. The incident started when Patmon jarred Bryant's helmet loose during a play and Bryant responded by yanking off Patmon's helmet. Patmon, 24, threw a punch and backed away, and Bryant came back with...
  • NFL Official: Footballs Known To Have Leaks ‘Right Out Of The Box’

    08/02/2015 8:01:11 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 47 replies ^ | 2 Aug 15 | Pat Bradley
    “These are man-made products,” Slaughter said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “There is a bladder and a valve. We have all checked them for many years. Sometimes when you check the ball in the locker room right out of the box, there could be a problem. They could have a slow leak, and you wouldn’t even know it at the time.” That the official footballs are known to have air containment issues that cause deflation of the balls and easily go undetected even to the most trained referees is incredibly valuable information to Brady’s defense. It’s more than reasonable to envision...
  • UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia Live Thread

    08/01/2015 6:26:31 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 141 replies
    UFC | 08/01/2015
    Main Card (PPV) 10pm ET / 7pm PT / 3am UK 135lbs- Ronda Rousey (11-0) vs. Bethe Correia (9-0) {Women’s Bantamweight Title Fight} 205lbs- Mauricio Rua (22-10) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-6) 155lbs- Fernando Bruno (15-2) vs. Glaico Franca (12-3) 135lbs- Dileno Lopes (18-1) vs. Reginaldo Vieira (12-3) 265lbs- Stefan Struve (25-7) vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-9-1) 265lbs- Antonio Silva (18-7-1) vs. Soa Palelei (22-4) 115lbs- Claudia Gadelha (12-1) vs. Jessica Aguilar (19-4) Preliminary Bouts (FS1) 8pm ET / 5pm PT/ 1am UK 170lbs- Neil Magny (15-3) vs. Demian Maia (20-6)
  • Conor McGregor isn’t scared of any UFC fighters — except Ronda Rousey

    07/31/2015 8:24:02 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7-29-15 | Marissa Payne
    If interim UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has ever been scared of any man he’s fought in the Octagon, he sure hasn’t shown it. But when it comes to the hypothetical of ever getting into the ring with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, McGregor sounds uncharacteristically frightened. “I certainly would not like to end up in a tie-up with Ms. Rousey. I remember one time when I seen her and greeted her and said, ‘What’s up, champ,’ and we embraced,” McGregor told SI Now. “I swear on my life her back muscles were the most solidest back muscles I’ve...
  • 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dead at 61

    07/31/2015 6:51:39 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 7/31/15 | Yahoo Sports Staff
    Wrestling superstar "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has died at age 61. Multiple reports indicate that Piper died in his sleep from a heart attack. "Rod passed peacefully in his sleep last night," Piper's agent Jay Schacter told Variety. “I am shocked and beyond devastated.”
  • Cowboys drawing inspiration from Attorney General Loretta Lynch [Barf Alert]

    07/31/2015 3:41:32 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | 7-31-15 | Todd Archer
    Cowboys drawing inspiration from Attorney General Loretta Lynch by Todd Archer SNIP This year Garrett has a shirt with the words, “We Do,” on the front. SNIP It’s doubtful, however, that very many – if any – NFL coaches showed their teams a clip of an interview done by Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the start of training camp. It came from a May interview with CBS and when Garrett watched, it struck a note with him. SNIP “She’s really pretty inspirational,” Garrett said. “She’s something else. We’re all pulling for her.”
  • Patriots publish string of e-mails proving NFL chose not to correct record on PSI misinformation

    07/31/2015 2:23:04 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 33 replies
    MyFox Boston ^ | 31 July 2015 | Tom Leyden
    The Patriots on Friday released a string of e-mails between the team and the NFL that prove the League chose not to correct an incorrect report from ESPN that suggested 11 of 12 footballs were two PSI below regulation during the AFC Championship Game. The e-mails, included via link on an amended page of the Patriots web site, were exchanged between Patriots legal counsel Robyn Glaser and NFL executive Jeff Pash. An e-mail from Patriots Vice President of Media Relations Stacey James is also included on the page added to the web site Friday morning. Click here to read...
  • Does this man have the most dangerous job in America? (aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker)

    07/31/2015 12:08:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | July 31, 2015 | Thom Patterson and Nick Scott
    Until you get to know Sean D. Tucker, it's hard to understand why he chooses to make a living by risking his life. But take a moment to watch what he does. It's magical. Watch him fly hundreds of miles an hour and thousands of feet high -- twirling, tumbling and twisting his airplane in ways you never thought possible ... Tucker is an aerobatic pilot -- among the best in the world. He calls it a form of art ...
  • MLB Trade Rumors: 2015 Deadline Day Live Blog

    07/31/2015 10:55:29 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 46 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 31, 2015
    Two hours to go until the non-waiver trade deadline Our Eye on Baseball staff (@CBSSportsMLB) will update this live blog with news, tweets, videos, GIFs and other fun stuff from the 2015 MLB trade deadline starting at approximately 10:30 a.m. ET. Keep up with all the news with our Trade Tracker and Jon Heyman's Trade Buzz. You can also follow Heyman on Twitter (@JonHeymanCBS) and Facebook.
  • Russell Wilson, Seahawks agree to 4-year, $87.5 million contract extension

    07/31/2015 9:50:06 AM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 32 replies
    SB Nation NFL News ^ | 2 hrs ago | SB Nation
    The Seattle Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson have agreed to a contract extension, according to Peter King. The deal is worth $87.5 million over four years, a significant pay upgrade for the Super Bowl-winning quarterback. The deal includes a $31 million signing bonus and roughly $60 million in guaranteed money. Wilson was entering the final year of his four-year, $3 million rookie contract. Wilson's rookie contract did not include a fifth-year option because he wasn't a first-round pick. Because of that, Seattle would have had to use the franchise tag on him in 2016 -- currently projected at more than...
  • Lafayette Little League Player Ejected After Celebrating Walk-Off Win

    07/31/2015 8:56:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Damian Trujillo
    Controversy surrounds a Little League umpire's decision to eject a player who celebrated after a walk-off hit. The ejection meant Lafayette's Jake Delaney could not play the next and deciding game to help his team advance to the Little League World Series. Jake is arguably the best player on Lafayette's 12 and under team, which was unable to complete its World Series bid when they lost the next game against Petaluma. "Egregious. Devastating," Jake's father, Matt Delaney, said of the ruling. "Not rational at all." Matt Delaney said he does not understand how an umpire can eject his son for...
  • Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

    07/31/2015 5:56:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 31, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee announced Friday morning. The Chinese capital will have the shortest gap between games in modern Olympic history — and become the first city to host both summer and winter games.
  • Bay Area Swimmers Attempt First Of Their Kind San Francisco-To-Farallon Islands Swims

    07/31/2015 1:15:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 | Garvin Thomas
    (Update: On Wednesday afternoon, 18 hours into Simon's swim, and just 4 miles from the Farallons, the pilot of Simon's support boat ordered him to abandon his attempt due to the presence of a Great White Shark. Kim, while "disappointed for the Aussie," says she still plans to go ahead with her attempt.) The crossing of the English Channel is, without question, the most famous long-distance swim in the world. But is it the hardest? To date, there have been close to 3,000 successful crossings of the Channel. In contrast, the epic swims Simon Dominguez and Kim Chambers have planned,...
  • Oakland A's would keep playing at Coliseum if they build new stadium at same site

    07/30/2015 8:17:51 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 30 July 2015 | Jeremy F. Koo
    If the Oakland Athletics construct a new baseball-only stadium at the current Coliseum site, they would continue playing in the Coliseum until the new facility is completed, A's managing partner Lew Wolff informed CSN California. Talk of a new stadium erupted after A's general manager Billy Beane explicitly stated that his acquisition of highly regarded low-minors players was partially based on him being "hopeful and optimistic about the venue situation here changing sometime in the near future," according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser. Billy Beane brought up the new stadium idea on his own, according to 95.7 the...
  • Deflating a Con Man: How Not to be a Sucker on NFL Player Rights

    07/30/2015 7:47:35 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 16 replies
    Roger Goodell has knowingly allowed lies to remain on the public record about the actual PSI measurements of the balls in the AFC Championship game...He then hired one of the most notorious consulting firms in the country (Exponent) to frame the science in the Wells Report - science that every independent lab that's looked at it since has found either highly questionable or complete garbage. And in the end, Goodell allowed his left hand to decide if his right hand was awesome when he named himself judge in the appeal.
  • It doesn't make sense why the NFL sold out Tom Brady

    07/30/2015 7:37:25 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 41 replies ^ | July 30, 2015 | Frank Schwab
    Deflate-gate has been bad for just about everyone involved. Except the lawyers and their billable hours. The league mishandled the situation, Ted Wells probably would give back all the millions he got from the NFL just so his name wasn't mentioned in the news cycle anymore, commissioner Roger Goodell gave his critics more fuel and the NFL tarnished its Super Bowl champion. Pretty thorough job. All over a fairly minor controversy that was, as Yahoo's Dan Wetzel pointed out so well, "a molehill the NFL turned into a mountain." But the weirdest part is why the NFL chose to rip...
  • Footballer Sparks Row by Wearing Franco T-Shirt

    07/30/2015 3:32:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Jul 2015
    The latest signing to Real Jaén FC wore a T-shirt printed with the face of the fascist dictator and after causing a stir claimed not to have a clue who the man was.He might play on the right-wing but Portuguese signing Nuno Silva got into a right-wing controversy of a different kind on Wednesday when he wore a T-shirt bearing the face of General Francisco Franco, who ruled Spain with an iron fist from 1939 - 1975. "We were chatting beforehand, signing the contract, and no one realized. It was our fault for not preventing him from going into the...
  • Mystery pooper targeting holes of Norwegian golf course

    07/30/2015 12:04:02 PM PDT · by Theoria · 81 replies
    UPI ^ | 25 July 2015 | Ben Hooper
    The groundskeeper of a Norwegian golf course said a mystery pooper targeting course holes must be a man "because the poos are too massive to be from a woman." Kenneth Tennfjord, groundskeeper at the Stavanger Golf Club, said he has been finding human feces and toilet paper in course holes since 2005. "He has a couple of favorite holes," Tennfjord told the Rogaland Avis newspaper. "And we know it is a man because the poos are too massive to be from a woman." "He poos only on weekdays. On weekends I have never found poo on the golf course," Tennfjord...
  • Teammate Reveals Something BIG About Tim Tebow’s Future That Will ‘Shock A Lot Of People’

    07/30/2015 10:59:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies ^ | July 30, 2015 at 9:06am | Norvell Rose
    Fighting hard to resurrect his NFL career, the Christian quarterback... Without explanation or elaboration, a sports writer for the CBS affiliate in the City of Brotherly Love called Tim Tebow “the most polarizing Philadelphia Eagle” in an article that goes on to share the surprising opinion of one of Tebow’s teammates who claims the quarterback’s play will “shock a lot of people.” Of course, one can imagine what writer Andrew Porter may have had in mind when offering that “most polarizing comment” about Tebow — the NFL player’s proudly promoted Christianity as well as the trepidation of a lot of...
  • Ohio State ranked No. 1 in Amway Preseason Coaches Poll

    07/30/2015 10:50:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    SI ^ | July 30, 2015 | Staff
    Defending national champion Ohio State is ranked No. 1 in the college football Amway Preseason Coaches Poll released Thursday. The Buckeyes received 62 of 64 first-place votes in the poll and will begin their title defense on Sept. 7 at Virginia Tech.
  • Hedgehogs 'Kicked Like Footballs' in Sweden

    07/29/2015 10:03:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    The Local ^ | 29 Jul 2015
    Shocking reports from a rescue centre in western Sweden about cruel abuse of hedgehogs have put the Nordic country's reputation as an animal-friendly nation in a different light. “We are getting hedgehogs brought to us that have been hurt by children or adults,” Conny Jonasson, who works at the Kottecentralen rescue centre in Lilla Edet, told The Local. “In some cases, they've been kicked around like a football or poked with sticks.” The centre suspects that at least ten of the 118 hedgehogs it has cared for so far this year have been deliberately injured by humans. However, staff say...
  • Former Bodybuilder Who Blamed Quest to Bulk up for Liver Cancer Dies

    07/29/2015 8:45:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Dean Wharmby, of Rochdale, England, was a former bodybuilder and personal trainer who worked hard to gain the ideal physique. In November, he was told he had just weeks to live after a liver cancer diagnosis in 2010. He blamed his fitness fanaticism for the diagnosis, and died on Sunday. According to, Wharmby, 39, consumed 10,000 calories and seven to eight energy drinks per day. He also admitted to taking steroids at the beginning of his career, and ate high-calorie junk food in his body-building days. After a large tumor was found on his liver in 2010, he changed...
  • An ex-NBA player who blew nearly $100 million is turning his life around while working at Starbucks

    07/29/2015 8:41:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2015 | Cork Gaines
    Vin Baker played 14 seasons in the NBA with six different teams and made $97.4 million in his career as a basketball player. Now Baker is embarking on a new career as a Starbucks manager. Baker is working as a barista at a Starbucks in North Kingstown, Rhode Island as part of his training to become a manager, according to Kevin McNamara of the Providence Journal. Baker's road to this career was a rocky one, but he appears to have some good perspective on his struggles. He told McNamara: "I was an alcoholic, I lost a fortune. I had a...
  • 'The Olympics are dead': Does anyone want to be a host city any more?

    07/29/2015 6:52:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | July 28, 2015 | Les Carpenter
    The reason Boston’s residents didn’t want to be Athens is the same reason the residents of Oslo or Krakow or Stockholm don’t want to be Athens. Hosting an Olympics is a corporate sinkhole sucking billions of dollars and a city’s future into a bottomless abyss of excess. The internet is clogged with slide shows of empty, broken, useless stadiums built in the euphoria of a coming Olympics or World Cup then abandoned soon after, allowed to fill with weeds, rodents and other signs of human escape. Is there a better sign of Greece’s collapse than a pile of useless sports...
  • WATCH: Shark Bites Kayak; Kayaker Bites Back

    07/29/2015 12:16:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 | Derek Togerson
    A local angler hooked a mako shark, who tried to eat his kayakFisherman love catching big fish. But when the catch is almost as long as the vessel you’re in and has extremely sharp teeth the day makes for one heck of a story. On Thursday, July 23, just before 7 a.m., Austin Lorber and his fishing partner David Le were on kayaks about a mile and a half off of La Jolla. David threw out a mackerel and felt something take the bait. “As soon as he hooked up we noticed a fish jump way out of the water,...
  • VICTORY RACING AT ISLE OF MAN TT ZERO - Victory Motorcycles(electric bike)

    07/28/2015 9:06:35 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 29, 2015 | Victory Motorcycles
    Watch #VictoryRacing compete at the infamous Isle of Man TT Zero. Lee Johnston piloted the way to claim the first podium for Victory in 2015.
  • Tiger Woods: ‘I have to get a little bit worse before I can make a giant stride’ forward

    07/28/2015 5:58:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | Daniel Roth
    GAINESVILLE, Va. — Tiger Woods has been here before. He’s changed his swing at the behest of several different gurus. He’s played the Quicken Loans National and won in 2009 and again in 2012. Woods knows the course at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, which this week is home to the tournament run in partnership with Woods‘ non-profit, the Tiger Woods Foundation. He even competed for the United States in 2005, when RTJ was home to the Presidents Cup. But this time around, everything is different. The tee boxes are pushed farther than Woods remembers them being a decade ago....
  • The Worst Heisman Winners to Ever Play in the NFL

    07/28/2015 1:33:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    Worthly ^ | February 3, 2015 | Nick Dimengo
    The Heisman Trophy might just be the most prestigious individual award in all of sports. It’s a symbol of everything that stands for college football, with one player each year joining an exclusive fraternity for his on-field success. And, over the years, we have seen some great players go on to win the award and make a name for themselves in the NFL. Unfortunately, having the stiff-armed statue doesn’t always lead to that kind of pro career, and these 20 of the players who found that out, as they’re the worst Heisman Trophy winners to ever play in the NFL.
  • Tom Brady's 4-game suspension in Deflategate upheld by Goodell

    07/28/2015 12:04:42 PM PDT · by FewsOrange · 105 replies
    ESPN ^ | 7/28/2015 | Mike Reiss
    Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC Championship Game was upheld by commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday. In making the announcement, Goodell cited new evidence that Brady willfully obstructed the investigation by destroying his phone on or about June 23, the day of the appeals hearing between Brady and investigators. Based on Ted Wells' report and the evidence presented at that hearing, Goodell concluded in his decision that Brady was aware of, and took steps to support, the actions of other team employees to deflate game footballs below the levels called...
  • Jen Welter Becomes First Female NFL Coach and Few in Football Will Care

    07/27/2015 10:19:17 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    B/R ^ | Jul 27, 2015 | Mike Freeman
    The Arizona Cardinals were once a laughingstock on the field, but off it, there was always a progressive bent. The Cardinals in 1978 hired Adele Harris, who was the first black woman executive in the NFL (she was the director of community relations). Three years later, owner Bill Bidwill hired Bob Wallace, the first black person to handle contract talks for an NFL team. Rod Graves and Dennis Green, in 2004, were the first black general manager/head coach tandem in the sport. Michael Bidwell continued what his father started, being a spark for change, but the coach, Bruce Arians, has...
  • How Hiking Leads to Happiness

    07/27/2015 8:10:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Men's Journal ^ | 7/28 | Jillian Rose Lim
    Whether it's hiking in the woods or camping under the stars, we've all experienced how time in the outdoors can clear your mind like no medication or even gym workout ever could. Recent research is now adding scientific weight to what nature writers like John Muir have known for centuries: According to a new study from Stanford University, walking in a natural environment for just 90 minutes can ward off negative thought cycles and reduce your risk for developing mental illness. The study builds on a solid body of research in psychology that suggests natural environments have a restorative, relaxing...
  • Rare Willie Mays Baseball Card Stolen From Rob Schneider's Encino Home: Report

    07/27/2015 7:47:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/28 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    A rare Willie Mays baseball card worth an estimated $175,000 was stolen from actor Rob Schneider's Encino home Friday night, TMZ reported. Thieves burglarized the house while the Saturday Night Live veteran and "Deuce Bigalow" star was away at the Comedy Film Festival in Montreal. Schneider's wife and kids were out having dinner in Los Angeles. Thieves also took his wife's diamond engagement ring, a Cartier watch and other expensive items, according to TMZ. The card, a 1951 Bowman Willie Mays rookie card, was reportedly in mint condition and is valued at $175,000. America's Youngest Convicted Killers Set to Be...
  • College Football fans - give me your 2015 season Hype Video links and top 5

    07/27/2015 6:32:33 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 40 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | youtube
    PSU 2015 Hype Video #1PSU 2015 Hype Video #2James Franklin delivering season tickets
  • Donald Trump, a Figure of Contention, Hosting a Golf Major

    07/26/2015 6:22:51 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 8 replies ^ | 7/26/2015 | Graham Ruthven
    TURNBERRY, Scotland — In the United States, Donald Trump is known as a tycoon, as an outspoken television personality and, now, as a presidential candidate. In Scotland, however, Trump is renowned primarily for his impact on the country’s golf scene — although here, too, he is a figure of contention. Trump’s interest in the sport’s homeland will fall under scrutiny this week as the Women’s British Open is held at his most recent purchase, Royal Turnberry — or Trump Turnberry as it is now labeled on every resort courtesy car, uniform lapel, item of merchandise and flat surface. The event...
  • Appendix Carry: Because Who Needs Two Testicles?

    07/26/2015 5:32:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07-26-2015 | The Yankee Marshall
    A humorous discussion of a sensitive (cough cough) topic on gun carry.
  • Pedro Martinez, Hall of Fame 2015

    07/26/2015 2:07:55 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 19 replies
    Martinez went 19-7 in 1998 and finished second in the American League Cy Young Award vote, then posted a season for the ages in 1999 – going 23-4 with a league-best 2.07 ERA and 313 strikeouts, winning the pitching Triple Crown. He became just the eighth pitcher to post two 300-strikeout seasons, set a new mark (since broken by Randy Johnson) with 13.2 strikeouts per nine innings and finished second in the AL Most Valuable Player voting. ... (next season) He allowed just 128 hits in 217 innings pitched en route to a WHIP (walks plus hits divided by innings...
  • Bike rider with branch impaled in neck drives himself to the hospital

    07/26/2015 12:29:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A man was riding his bike on rough trails when he took a fall. As he got up and evaluated his condition, he quickly realized something was very wrong. Sticking out of the let side of his neck was a small tree limb. Still thinking clearly, the rider left the wood in his neck, went back to his car, and drove himself 20 miles to the nearest hospital. ... Deriy praised the rider for his calm actions. "If you have something like that happen, it’s a good idea not to touch,” he explained. The doctor stressed it...
  • To DH, or not to DH?

    07/26/2015 12:25:06 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 62 replies
    Columbia-Greene Media ^ | Friday, July 3, 2015 | Vince Ginardi
    In 1973, Major League Baseball changed forever. Following a year when the American League recorded a batting average of .239, the AL instituted the designated hitter rule, allowing a team to place a hitter in the batting order instead of forcing the team’s pitcher to step up to the plate. Since that season, there has been an imbalance between the AL and the National League — which still requires a spot in the batting order for the team’s pitcher. Now, more than 40 years later, talks of making the two leagues consistent have begun to heat up once again. “It’s...
  • UFC on FOX 16: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 Live Thread

    07/25/2015 4:03:34 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 27 replies
    UFC | 07/25/2015
    UFC on FOX 16: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 Live Thread Main Card (Fox ): (8pm ET/ 5pm PT/ 1am UK) 35lbs- TJ Dillashaw (11-2) vs. Renan Barao (33-2) {Bantamweight Title Fight} 135lbs- Meisha Tate (16-5) vs. Jessica Eye (11-2) 155lbs- Edson Barboza (15-3) vs. Paul Felder (10-0) 145lbs- Takanori Gomi (35-10) vs. Joe Lauzon (24-10) Preliminary Bouts (FOX) (6pm ET/ 3pm PT/ 11pm UK) 205lbs- Gian Villante (13-5) vs. Tom Lawlor (8-5) 155lbs- Danny Castillo (17-8) vs. Jim Miller (24-6)
  • ESPN Pulls Colin Cowherd Off Air For Good After Comments On Dominicans

    07/25/2015 3:54:12 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 36 replies ^ | July 24, 2015 | Erik Pedersen
    Colin Cowherd had been a lame duck at ESPN anyway, but today the sports giant said he’s done there for good. Eight days after the company said its popular radio host and sometimes TV guy was leaving its ranks, ESPN has yanked him off its airwaves over remarks he made questioning the intellect of Dominicans. On his radio show The Herd on Thursday, Cowherd was talking about how baseball is no more of a “thinking-man’s game” than other sports. “I’ve never bought into that whole ‘baseball is too complex,'” he said. “Really? A third of the sport is from the...
  • 10 best Caddyshack scenes, quotes in honor of its 35th anniversary

    07/25/2015 3:51:09 PM PDT · by gasport · 66 replies
    CBSsports ^ | July 25, 2015 11:15 am ET | Robby Kalland
    Caddyshack, the greatest golf movie of all-time, was released 35 years ago today. I'm not here to listen to your arguments for Tin Cup, Happy Gilmore, The Legend of Bagger Vance or any other golf movies. No, this is a time for celebration and remembering the best moments from a movie filled with a seemingly endless number of quotable lines and memorable scenes. Narrowing Caddyshack down to 10 scenes or quotes was extremely difficult, and that's part of why it's so great. Everyone has their own favorite lines, moments and characters -- I, myself, am a Carl Spackler man --...
  • From Duds to Suds: Lululemon Going Into Beer Business

    07/24/2015 8:59:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Tue Jul 21 2015 | Peter Edwards
    Curiosity Lager will be offered at the SeaWheeze half marathon in Vancouver’s Stanley ParkBy: In a salutation to suds, yoga-apparel maker Lululemon Athletica has announced it’s going into the craft beer business. The Vancouver-based business announced it’s going to make something called “Curiosity Lager.” The company announced it plans to make 88,000 cans of the beer, to coincide in mid-August with the Lululemon annual SeaWheeze Half Marathon. The beer will be made in partnership with Stanley Park Brewing. “We both share a deep hometown pride in our forest-in-the-city, Stanley Park and a unbridled enthusiasm for cold beer after a...
  • At 94, Duluth's Mark Sertich still plays hockey, for the love of the game

    07/24/2015 5:27:18 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-24-15 | Jimmy Lovrien
    DULUTH, Minn. -- Injuries can end a season or career for a hockey player in their teens or 20s, but just weeks after Mark Sertich broke a rib and punctured a lung in an on-ice collision, he was out on the rink Wednesday -- at age 94. Three to four days a week for the past 30 years, the retired office manager and World War II veteran has been joining a group of Duluth firefighters for friendly games of hockey. To celebrate Sertich's 94th birthday, which was Saturday, family and friends gathered Wednesday for a game at the Duluth Heritage...
  • Has Hulk Hogan been booted out of WWE after racist rant? Sex tape wrestler pulled from website

    07/24/2015 4:41:07 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 6 replies
    Mirror ^ | 7/24/2015 | Alistair McGeorge
    Hulk Hogan appears to be gone from WWE after all references to him were sensationally removed from their website. As well as his profile in the alumni section, all his merchandise has been pulled from the online store - certainly making it look like his time with the company has come to an end. There are reports that the sudden end to their working relationship is the result of a video or audio of the star on a "racial tirade", although renowned professional wrestling writer Dave Meltzer described it as "a rumour going round". An audio clip has surfaced online...
  • Coe State Park Offers Bay Area’s Best Mountain Biking

    07/23/2015 10:59:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    What you’ll see: An early spring has transformed Henry W. Coe State Park into one of the best parks for mountain biking anywhere in America. At 87,000 acres, it’s the largest state park in Northern California. A 250-mile network of ranch roads and trails — including my favorite, the ride from Hunting Hollow to Kelly Lake — makes it a cyclist’s paradise. Location: Henry Coe is in remote Santa Clara County, surrounded by Morgan Hill (access to park headquarters), Gilroy (access to Hunting Hollow) and Bell Station (during special events, access to Dowdy Creek entrance and Orestimba Wilderness). Bike to...
  • "NO HILLARY EVER" Bowls 246, 215, 222

    07/23/2015 10:05:17 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies
    During open bowling, you can use any name you wish. Last week it was OBAMA SUCKS. Today, NO HILLARY EVER bowled a 246, 215, and 222. Try it at your local lanes. In the score pictured, I made the spare but screwed up with a 7-pin count on the next ball.
  • Charles Haley told 49ers rookies in May to 'Act like the white guys'

    07/23/2015 7:17:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 23, 2015 | John Breech
    Charles Haley is the only player in NFL history who's been a part of five Super Bowl winning teams, so it was no surprise in May when one of those teams, the 49ers, asked him to speak to their rookies. What might come as a surprise to some people though is what Haley said to those 49ers rookies. "As far as the rookies, and I know they probably got mad, but I said, 'Why don't you all act like the white guys? You never see them in the paper getting high or hitting people," Haley said, via the San Jose...
  • Brittney Griner accused wife of cheating on her with men

    07/23/2015 7:04:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Brittney Griner filed to have her marriage to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson annulled last month, claiming that the union was based on “fraud and duress” and that Johnson pressured her into it. Griner also suspected that Johnson was cheating on her. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Griner says she discovered in April that Johnson had been texting with her ex-boyfriend. She says she never would have married Johnson if she suspected something was still going on between Johnson and the man.