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  • Warriors unis hail Chinese New Year

    01/26/2015 6:57:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | January 26, 2015, 9:09 PM ET | Darren Rovell |
    On the uniform's front, Warriors is spelled out in Mandarin with the sleeve featuring a goat, the animal the Chinese attribute to this upcoming year. The jersey also features red and yellow piping. Red is the color associated with good luck, while yellow is connected to wealth and happiness. "The meaning of a warrior certainly translates into the Chinese culture well as they are very familiar with what being a warrior means," said the team's president and chief operating officer Rick Welts. "I think they'd be hard pressed to make a similar connection to the Lakers." The team plans on...
  • Consumer Reports: Best TVs for the Super Bowl

    01/26/2015 6:31:24 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 33 replies
    kwch.com ^ | 1-26-15 | unattributed
    A sports bar is a great place to watch the big game. But if you’re buying a TV for your Super Bowl party at home, Consumer Reports has complete buying advice. Its testers say a screen that’s at least 50 inches or larger is a good size for a crowd. Testers in Consumer Reports’ labs size up hundreds of TVs every year. Also important is a set that delivers a wide viewing angle. When you’re watching a big game with a crowd of friends, not everyone is going to get that great seat front and center. One of the concerns...
  • Deflategate fallout: NFL focusing on Patriots' locker-room attendant

    01/26/2015 1:18:34 PM PST · by mojito · 76 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 1/26/2015 | Jay Glazer
    Deflategate has taken another twist. FOX Sports has learned that the NFL has zeroed in on a New England Patriots locker-room attendant in connection with the scandal of improperly inflated footballs used in the AFC championship game against Indianapolis. The person of interest was already interviewed by the league. The NFL is trying to determine whether any wrongdoing by this individual occurred, sources tell FOX Sports. There is surveillance video showing the attendant taking the footballs from the official's locker room into another room at Gillette Stadium before bringing them out to the field, sources tell FOX Sports.
  • NFL bears plenty of blame for #DeflateGate

    01/26/2015 5:10:11 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 61 replies
    nbcsports.com ^ | 25 Jan 15 | Mike Florio
    But what has the NFL really found? As one league source has explained it to PFT, the football intercepted by Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was roughly two pounds under the 12.5 PSI minimum. The other 10 balls that reportedly were two pounds under may have been, as the source explained it, closer to one pound below 12.5 PSI.
  • Saturday Night Live spoofs Patriots DeflateGate scandal

    01/25/2015 6:55:24 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | NEWS STAFF
    Saturday Night Live got its hands on Bill Belichick’s and Tom Brady’s balls Saturday night, spoofing the prickly pair with a mock press conference that transitioned into a raucous scene from “A Few Good Men.”
  • UFC on Fox 14 Gustaffson vs. Johnson - Live Event

    01/24/2015 4:53:13 PM PST · by Manic_Episode · 65 replies
    UFC | January 24, 2015 | UFC
    UFC on Fox 14 Gustaffson vs. Johnson
  • 31 Reasons to get off your high horse, NFL! (And Pats haters!)

    01/24/2015 4:29:09 PM PST · by mkleesma · 20 replies
    www.patskrieg.com ^ | 1/24/15 | patskrieg.com
    http://patskrieg.com/2015/01/23/31-reasons-to-get-off-your-high-horse-nfl/
  • Deflate-gate: Patriots Coach Says 'Climatic Conditions' May Have Under-Inflated Balls

    01/24/2015 4:07:43 PM PST · by Steelfish · 140 replies
    ABCNews ^ | January 24, 2015 | DEAN SCHABNER and AARON KATERSKY
    Deflate-gate: Patriots Coach Says 'Climatic Conditions' May Have Under-Inflated Balls Jan 24, 2015 By DEAN SCHABNER More From Dean » New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick today said "climatic conditions" may have been to blame for the footballs that were under-inflated Sunday for the AFC Championship game, and said the team had not tried to tamper with them. He said the team "followed the rules to the letter," denying any intentional wrongdoing by the Patriots. "At no time was there any intent whatsoever to try to compromise the integrity of the game or to gain an advantage," Belichick said.
  • BILL BELICHICK BRILLIANTLY SCHOOLS THE NFL, AND THE LEAGUE HAS NO ANSWER

    01/24/2015 4:00:59 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 130 replies
    weei.com ^ | 24 Jan 15 | Mike Petraglia
    In the year of Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy, they've somehow managed to trump serious cases of domestic abuse by blowing a silly, inane, moronic controversy over the inflation of game balls into a national story that gets more sublime and ridiculous by the day. The league didn't take their time and do due diligence on what really mattered in the Ray Rice case, and delivered a hasty judgment that Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted was ill-conceived. Now, they're taking their sweet time to decide who may have taken too much air out of the balls, a violation that...
  • Lars Andersen: a new level of archery (YouTube video, 5:51)

    01/24/2015 1:05:27 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk&x-yt-cl=84503534&x-yt-ts=1421914688
  • ESPN Radio Overhauls Weekend Lineup (All Female Show)

    01/24/2015 9:44:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    All Access Music Group ^ | January 23, 2015 | Staff
    ESPN AUDIO has revamped its weekend lineup. Among the changes are eight new shows, including the expansion of an existing podcast to a weekly radio show and the launch of a new show presented by the female-centric espnW website. The new shows include "espnW PRESENTS: SPAIN AND PRIM" (noon-2p (ET) SATURDAYS) with SARAH SPAIN and PRIM SIRIPAPA ..................................................... espnW Editor-in-Chief ALISON OVERHOLT said, “SPAIN AND PRIM is yet another extension of espnW’s increasingly successful cross-platform expansion, and one we began fostering with ESPN RADIO last year with our first show focused on domestic violence and the NFL’s reaction. SARAH and...
  • Seahawks lead league in PED suspensions under Pete Carroll

    01/24/2015 8:30:18 AM PST · by edzo4 · 59 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1/24/14 | espn
    The Seattle Seahawks lead the NFL in suspensions for performance-enhancing drugs since Pete Carroll became coach in 2010, research by ESPN Stats & Information shows.
  • Bidding war between networks, sports leagues will increase price of cable TV

    01/24/2015 6:36:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2015 | Cecilia Kang
    Cable TV is about to get more expensive for millions of consumers because of a bidding war between networks and the country’s most powerful sports leagues. Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and scores of rural cable providers are tacking on sports surcharges each month, the direct result of higher fees they are paying to ESPN and other sports networks to carry their channels. Beginning Feb. 5, DirecTV will raise fees by 5.7 percent. The rise in cable prices is likely to test the patience of customers, who may already be tempted to cut their cords in exchange for streaming options that...
  • Inside Manziel's rocky rookie season

    01/24/2015 5:17:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jeremy Fowler and Pat McManamon
    The name on the card that night in May seemed to draw as much anxiety as it did excitement. Johnny Manziel, Quarterback, Texas A&M. The former Heisman Trophy winner had been passed over 21 times, prompting a text from Manziel to then-Browns quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains that he wanted to "wreck this league" in Cleveland. The words were actually more R-rated, but the implication was clear. Twitter erupted at the selection. A Cleveland radio host cheered and screamed openly on air. Manziel gave his "money" sign as he walked onstage to greet Roger Goodell. By season's end, cheering had turned...
  • Dumb Luck: The New England Patriots’ prevention of fumbles is nearly impossible.

    01/24/2015 1:08:10 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 114 replies
    slate.com ^ | Jan. 23 2015 | Warren Sharp
    ...One can clearly see the Patriots, visually, are off the chart. There is no other team even close to being near to their rate of 187 offensive plays per fumble lost. The league average is 105 plays per fumble lost. Most teams are within 21 plays of that number. I spoke with a data scientist whom I know from work on NFLproject.com and sent him the data. He said: Based on the assumption that fumbles per play follow a normal distribution, you’d expect to see, according to random fluctuation, the results that the Patriots have gotten over this period, once...
  • Archery Quite Unlike Any Other (video)

    01/23/2015 7:04:55 PM PST · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 1-23-2015 | Yehuda Remer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk Danish archer Lars Andersen might be the most accomplished archer of our time. Not because of any awards or medals, but purely because of what he has accomplished by studying ancient texts and paintings. Andersen posted a video on Friday attempting to disprove the Hollywood myth of archery. Not only that, he explains how the art of archery is lost on today's archers because a majority of them stand still and aim at their target rather than be able to run, shoot, and hit their targets while also being able to shoot rapidly. Andersen says that the ultimate feat...
  • When will destroyed human lives get more news attention than deflated footballs?

    01/23/2015 7:39:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jan 23, 2015 | Christina Martin
    Yesterday, I visited my mom and we watched a popular talk show. In the middle of the show, a breaking news update flashed on the screen. Suddenly the show was interrupted. My mind began to race. Did something happen to our President? Was there another terrorist attack? Did a school shooting occur? Soon my fears were erased. Patriots QB Tom Brady was in a press conference, denying claims he knew about deflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game. This was the breaking news that interrupted a scheduled program. I’ll admit I’m not a football fan. I also barely watch TV....
  • Tom Brady's tale doesn't hold weight [Says sack Brady for Super Bowl if he cheated]

    01/23/2015 1:50:05 PM PST · by Colofornian · 322 replies
    ESPN ^ | Jan. 23, 2015 | Ian O'Connor
    Under his oversized ski cap, Tom Brady could not hide from the fact he was convicting himself in the court of public opinion. The quarterback of the New England Patriots admitted that footballs pumped up to 12.5 pounds per square inch are "a perfect fit for me," yet swore he did not notice a difference in the AFC Championship Game when most of the balls had significantly less pressure. Brady's story Thursday was harder to believe than the story of the 199th pick in the NFL draft becoming one of the greatest players of all time... "I would never do...
  • Bill would require doctor at NYC youth tackle football games

    01/23/2015 12:30:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2015 3:04 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    All youth football games would be required to have a doctor present to monitor possible concussions as part of legislation considered Friday by the New York City Council. The hearing focused on the safety of young players who are even more vulnerable to brain injuries than their counterparts in high school, college and professional leagues. “It’s too common that kids are taught that getting your bell rung is OK and you need to play through it,” said Councilman Corey Johnson, a Democrat from Manhattan. “Repeated concussions can cause lifelong health injuries especially when the brain does not have time to...
  • Ex-Players React: Brady's Cluelessness "Unbelievable"

    01/23/2015 9:57:18 AM PST · by Colehill1999 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1-22-15 | Howie Kussoy
    <p>“I did not believe what Tom had to say,” former quarterback and ESPN analyst Mark Brunell said. “Those balls were deflated. Someone had to do it and I don’t believe there’s an equipment manager in the NFL that would on his own initiative deflate a ball without the starting quarterback’s approval. I just didn’t believe what Tom Brady had to say.”</p>
  • DeflateGate (cont'd)

    01/23/2015 8:16:00 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 55 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | Friday, January 23, 2015 | cc
    Patriots defenders constantly make the point that deflated balls were not a big deal last Sunday, because the Pats won so convincingly over Indy. Maybe. But what about the Ravens game a week earlier? That one WAS close - 35-31. Does anyone really think the Pats weren't pulling their under-inflation tricks then, that it just started last week? Other teams raised the issue back in November, so it's reasonable to assume it's been going on since at least then.
  • Most troubling news out of Tom Brady's deflate-gate comments: NFL hasn't talked to QB

    01/23/2015 6:27:05 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 232 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 1/23 | Dan Wetzel
    Is Tom Brady telling the truth? Is he lying? Can both scenarios be possible? Is it remotely plausible that some unnamed, unknown, mystery equipment manager altered the footballs without Brady's knowledge and approval … or did 11 of the Patriots' footballs, but not one of the Colts, nor apparently 12 more backup footballs from the Patriots, lose pressure naturally?
  • Ex-players react: Brady‘s cluelessness ‘unbelievable’

    01/23/2015 12:52:58 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 232 replies
    nypost.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Howie Kussoy
    For more than a decade, Tom Brady has established himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time, one of the sport’s most popular and respected players. On Wednesday, Brady may have jeopardized his credibility for good. Like Patriots coach Bill Belichick, Brady denied having anything to do with footballs being deflated in the AFC Championship Game and denied knowing it had occurred until the next day, but to the quarterback’s former peers, the NFL’s golden boy lost some of the luster he had earned in his 15-year career. “I did not believe what Tom had to say,” former quarterback...
  • 'Deflady Brady' uses 30-yard deep pass to secure 2nd TD to bump Colt offense off-balance [Vanity]

    01/22/2015 9:42:05 PM PST · by Colofornian · 113 replies
    Colofornian | Jan. 22, 2015 | Colofornian
    What is missing in the 'DeflateGate' NFL analysis? Simple. How the Colts, once succumbing to a 14-0 deficit, had to THEN shift from running the ball 40% of the time to running it only less than 17% the rest of the first half upon falling behind by those scores. It was, after all, "Deflady Brady's" deep pass down the left side of the field to S. Vereen (30 yards) to the Indy 17-yard line that set up the second Patriot score. One wonders what might have happened on that pass in the driving rain had the "underinflation" not been at...
  • Jeff Gordon last year to run full time 2015

    01/22/2015 6:13:36 PM PST · by rstrahan · 8 replies
    NASCAR.com ^ | 01/22/2015 | Zack Albert
    Jeff Gordon announced that 2015 will be the last year for him to run in NASCAR full time. He hasn't ruled out individual events after 2015 but has not announced any plans. He remains an equity owner in Hendricks Motorsports and will remain active in NASCAR as an equity owner and supporting his foundation. The fact that Chase Elliott is expected to move into the Hendricks Motorsports Cup stable in 2016 probably had a to do with the announcement.
  • D’Qwell Jackson: Patriots Were Using Colts Footballs At End Of First Half

    01/22/2015 5:51:09 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 31 replies
    NESN.com ^ | 22 Jan 15 | Doug Kyed
    Indianapolis Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, who says he didn’t snitch on the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, told NFL Media’s Jeff Darlington that Brady was using a Colts football at the end of the first half Sunday night. Jackson spoke to an official, who said they couldn’t locate a usable football, during a TV timeout when the Patriots had the ball. Later in the first half, Jackson noticed that the Patriots were using Colts footballs.
  • Hope Solo reportedly let her husband drive a USWNT team car while drunk

    01/22/2015 4:05:41 PM PST · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Hope Solo has been caught up in lots of legal issues recently, including being charged with domestic violence before her case was dropped. On Monday morning, she was in the car when her husband Jerramy Stevens was arrested for DUI. She wasn't suspended for either of these things, presumably because she wasn't convicted of a crime and didn't violate any specific team rules.
  • NHL ALL STAR WEEKEND

    01/22/2015 1:39:26 PM PST · by airborne · 16 replies
    NHL web site ^ | 1/22/15 | VARIOUS
    Here's a list of the events for the weekend. Thursday - Top Prospects Game - 7 PM Top Prospects Game Friday - All Star Draft - 8 PM All Star Draft Saturday - All Star Skills Competition - 7 PM All Star Skills Competition Sunday - All Star Game - 5 PM All Star Game
  • Bill Belichick claims ignorance of deflated footballs, throws controversy on Tom Brady

    01/22/2015 9:56:26 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 72 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 1/22 | Dan Wetzel
    Belichick addressed the controversy for the first time Thursday morning and made a number of strong and precise comments that, if he isn't telling the truth, can be fairly easily contradicted or even proven completely false. If that were to happen, his reputation would be finished. Instead he claimed ignorance, threw the controversy onto quarterback Tom Brady – who always should have been at the center of this – and willingly and purposefully put himself in a box. Belichick repeatedly mentioned he believes current and former players or staff members – or anyone else – will confirm what he said....
  • Bill Belichick says he has ‘no explanation’ for Deflategate

    01/22/2015 7:45:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 166 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 22, 2015 | By Matt Pepin
    Bill Belichick said he did not know how the Patriots’ footballs became underinflated in Sunday’s game. By Matt PepinGlobe Staff January 22, 2015 Coach Bill Belichick said he did not know of any issue with the Patriots’ game balls in Sunday’s AFC Championship, and did not learn the league was investigating his team until Monday morning. He also said he did not know how the Patriots’ footballs became underinflated during the game. “I have no explanation for what happened,” he said. It was Belichick’s first appearance since news emerged that 11 of 12 footballs the Patriots used against the Colts...
  • Bill Belichick says he has "no explanation" for Deflategate

    01/22/2015 7:24:55 AM PST · by Biggirl · 102 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 22, 2015 | Matt Pepin
    Coach Bill Belichick said he did not know of any issue with the Patriots’ game balls in Sunday’s AFC Championship, and did not learn the league was investigating his team until Monday morning. He also said he did not know how the Patriots’ footballs became underinflated during the game.
  • What every Pats fan is thinking about DeflateGate

    01/22/2015 2:22:25 AM PST · by maddog55 · 67 replies
    YouTube ^ | 21 January 2015
    Video.. only. Little rough on the language but spot on for Pats fans! https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=84359240&v=_FAT_pRqo3w&x-yt-ts=1421782837#t=123
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 Season Super Bowl XLIX [Live Conference Championships Playoff Thread Week 22]

    01/21/2015 5:18:09 PM PST · by Bender2 · 75 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Playoffs - Super Bowl SUN, FEB 1 New England at Seattle 6:30 PM NBC U of Phoenix Stadium
  • Orange County Choppers rolls out an NRA-themed custom bike at SHOT Show

    01/21/2015 9:31:01 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    www.nrablog.com ^ | 1/21/2015 | Lars Dalseide
    Las Vegas, Nevada - One thing you you’re sure to find at every SHOT Show is something new. A new trigger, new barrel, or new gun to set the shooting world on fire. Or, in the case of the National Rifle Association, a new bike. Designed by the world class production crew over at Orange County Choppers, the NRA debuted an OCC-styled Pro Street bike with bullet-like appearance adorned in a matte gunmetal and black paint job on SHOT Show 2015’s opening day . Donated by Century Arms, the bike is adorned with the NRA seal, Century Arms emblem, and...
  • Cop Who Shot Off His Own Finger Points the Finger at Gun Shop

    01/21/2015 4:16:40 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 82 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | 1/14/2015 | Russ Chastain
    His careless gun handling resulted in unemployment, medical bills, and a lawsuit against someone else. A police officer walks into a gun shop, asks to see a 380 pistol, shoots off a portion of his anatomy with said pistol, becomes former cop, and then sues gun shop.Yeah, that’s right.The former officer is reportedly suing for negligence on the part of Barren Outdoors, the gun shop where the incident occurred.We all know that guns in display cases should be unloaded and safe. We also know that the gun shop employee should have checked the gun to be sure of that before...
  • The NFL found 11 of the Patriots' 12 footballs were under-inflated by 2 pounds of air (PSI)

    01/21/2015 4:04:41 AM PST · by Boston Blackie · 191 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | Jan 21, 2015 | Jeff Howe
    The NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts.
  • Aaron Rodgers Likes Footballs Inflated "Over What They Allow."

    01/21/2015 3:04:56 AM PST · by maddog55 · 17 replies
    link ^ | Tuesday, January 20, 201 | Unknown
    <p>This is from the Patriots Packers game back in November.</p> <p>Listen as they explain how Aaron Rodgers once told them, "I like to push the limits to how much air we can put in the football, even go over what they allow you to do and see if the officials take air out of it" because he thinks its easier for him to grip.</p>
  • Report: 11 of 12 New England footballs deflated

    01/20/2015 8:48:42 PM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 160 replies
    RTV6 ^ | , Jan 20, 2015 | TheIndyChannel.com Staff
    BOSTON - The NFL confirmed multiple footballs used in the AFC Championship were under-inflated, ESPN reported late Tuesday evening.Sports Center tweeted just after 11 p.m. that the New England Patriots let air out of 11 of 12 game balls on Sunday.
  • Eagles will reportedly try to trade up for Marcus Mariota

    01/20/2015 3:27:06 PM PST · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    According to NJ.com, the Eagles will try to trade up in the draft to select Heisman winning quarterback Marcus Mariota.
  • How did Colts know Patriots' balls weren't inflated? And Gronk takes blame

    01/20/2015 8:41:28 AM PST · by Kartographer · 121 replies
    Shutdown Corner (Yahoo Sports) ^ | 1/20/15 | Frank Schwab
    According to New York Newsday and WCVB in Boston, Jackson noticed the ball wasn't inflated as much as usual. He told a Colts equipment manager the ball felt under-inflated and gave it to him. The equipment man told Colts coach Chuck Pagano on the sideline. That message was relayed to Colts general manager Ryan Grigson in the press box, who told NFL director of football operations Mike Kensil, Newsday and WCVB said. Kensil told the on-field officials at halftime about the balls. Someone told Bob Kravitz of WTHR in Indianapolis, because he broke the story of the Patriots possibly deflating...
  • NFL Investigating Claims That Belichick Used Black Magic In Win Over Colts

    01/20/2015 8:27:21 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 35 replies
    rilenews.com ^ | 19 Jan 15 | Wi Ji Ho
    Fresh off of a win in the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts, a new allegation is being levied at Bill Belichick, head coach of the New England Patriots. The Indianapolis camp is claiming that Belichick used black magic to the defeat them 45-7 in the Sunday night massacre.
  • #WhatsYourGoal: Christina

    01/19/2015 2:48:58 PM PST · by MAKOTHEDOG · 3 replies
    Blackhawks TV ^ | Jan 16, 2015
    Christina was born with many challenges, one of which is she is blind. Her goal was to experience a Blackhawks game at the UC.
  • Vince Wilfork helps driver trapped in roll over crash

    01/19/2015 11:13:46 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 14 replies
    wcvb.com ^ | 19 Jan 15
    New England Patriots all-star defensive tackle Vince Wilfork scored extra points after the game with Indianapolis Sunday night. Massachusetts State Police said Wilfork helped them rescue a woman trapped in a car after it rolled over near Gillette Stadium.
  • Franco Harris' Immaculate Wedding Receptions [parody]

    01/19/2015 6:56:29 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    immaculate-receptions.com ^ | 1-15-15 | Franco Harris
    "He’ll happily walk you down the aisle, marry you, serve the wedding cake, catch the bouquet and more."
  • Source tells Bob Kravitz that Patriots may have deflated footballs in DeflateGate scandal

    01/19/2015 4:15:01 AM PST · by Perdogg · 151 replies
    WTHR ^ | Updated: Jan 19, 2015 6:34 AM EST
    A source within the NFL tells wthr.com's Bob Kravitz that the league is investigating the possibility that the Patriots deflated footballs in their 45-7 win over the Colts Sunday night. The source told Kravitz that officials took a ball out of play at one point and weighed it. A deflated football could potentially be easier to throw and catch in poor weather conditions than a properly inflated ball.
  • UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs Siver

    01/18/2015 5:03:59 PM PST · by Manic_Episode · 98 replies
    UFC | 01/18/2015 | UFC
    Main Card (Fox Sports 1) 7pm PT/ 10pm ET/ 3am UK Featherweight (five rounds) Conor McGregor (16-2) vs Dennis Siver (22-9, 1 NC) Lightweight Benson Henderson (21-4) vs Donald Cerrone (26-6, 1 NC) Middleweight Ron Stallings (12-6) vs Uriah Hall (10-4) Lightweight Norman Parke (21-2-1) vs Gleison Tibau (39-10)
  • Lindsey Vonn Ties All-Time Record for World Cup Wins, Could Break 35-Year-Old Record on Monday

    01/18/2015 10:21:50 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Web Pro News ^ | Jan. 18 2015 | Pam Wright
    Lindsey Vonn has tied a 35-year-old record for most World Cup wins after winning a downhill Sunday. Sunday’s tie was all the sweeter after Lindsey Vonn’s comeback from two serious knee injuries to match Annemarie Moser-Proell’s record of 62 World Cup wins. Sunday’s win in Cortina was her third downhill win this season and the eighth of her career. Lindsey Vonn‘s wins include 32 downhills, 20 super-Gs, three giant slaloms, two slaloms and five combined races. ... Other wins that are not included in World Cup stats include a gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and well...
  • Peyton Manning to miss Pro Bowl

    01/18/2015 9:57:55 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 18, 2015 | Jeff Legwold
    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who is currently pondering his playing future, will not play in next Sunday's Pro Bowl due to the right thigh injury he suffered in December. In a statement released and distributed by the team, Manning said he was disappointed to miss the first Pro Bowl he has been selected to when he wasn't playing in the Super Bowl. He has been named to 14 Pro Bowls in his career. ... Manning suffered the injury just before halftime of the Broncos' Dec. 14 win against the San Diego Chargers. Manning had suffered flu-like symptoms the night...
  • Caddie says Allenby kidnapped from bar, beaten, robbed

    01/17/2015 6:26:18 PM PST · by proxy_user · 33 replies
    The caddie for Robert Allenby said the Australian golfer was kidnapped from a bar Friday night in Honolulu, beaten and robbed before being dropped off in a park more six miles away. Allenby's caddie, Mick Middlemo, told Golf Channel's Steve Sands that Allenby was in a wine bar near Waikiki with Middlemo and another friend. Neither Middlemo nor the unidentified friend was with the Aussie at the time of the alleged kidnapping. Allenby sustained significant facial injuries and was robbed of his wallet, cell phone, cash and credit cards, according to Middlemo. Allenby, 43, missed the cut at the Sony...
  • Longtime Bruins Radio Voice Bob Wilson Dies at 85

    01/17/2015 6:19:08 PM PST · by massmike · 9 replies
    boston.com ^ | 01/17/2015 | Jeff Pini
    Bob Wilson, the longtime radio voice of the Boston Bruins, died earlier this week. He was 85. Wilson served as play-by-play announcer and color commentator at different times for the Bruins’ radio broadcasts for more than 20 years, including their Stanley Cup-winning campaign of 1971-72. He retired in 1995. “On behalf of the Boston Bruins organization, we are saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Wilson,” Bruins president Cam Neely said in a statement. “For a generation of New England hockey fans, Bob’s legendary voice was synonymous with the Bruins and he will always be a part of our...