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  • UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi Live Event

    04/25/2015 5:49:51 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 45 replies
    UFC | 04/25/2015
    UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi Live Event!
  • The book on Tim Tebow, from the guru who tried to fix him

    04/25/2015 11:50:43 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 72 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | Apr 20, 2015 | Bruce Feldman
    [...] Tom House, a former journeyman major league pitcher who has turned into the country's leading sports biomechanics guru, had been working with Tebow for months. Every day for hours. This was after Tebow had been released by the Patriots two years ago and Tom Brady, who has become a protege of House's, recommended the former Broncos QB see House at USC, where he has an office above the third base line. [...] He was Nolan Ryan's coach, and Randy Johnson’s, and then he started working with Drew Brees at the beginning of his NFL career. Brees swears by him....
  • Mark Sanchez: Eagles said Tim Tebow was just a camp arm

    04/25/2015 9:11:02 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 39 replies
    CBS.Sports ^ | April25,2015 | Shawn Crest
    Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez said he wasn't concerned that the team signed Tim Tebow, because the Eagles told him Tebow was just there to throw in camp. "We needed another guy to throw while Sam's (Bradford) still recovering. So that's the reason (for the signing), at least as explained to me," Sanchez said, per CSN Philadelphia. The Eagles signed Tebow on Monday. He hasn't played in the NFL since getting cut by the Patriots at the end of training camp prior to the 2013 season. He spent last year as a television analyst for the SEC Network
  • Marlins' Jose Fernandez officially sworn in as a U.S. citizen

    04/24/2015 9:07:43 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    fox sports ^ | 4-24-15 | Christina De Nicola
    "It means a lot," Fernandez said afterward. "It means respect, it means love, it means freedom and it means one of the reasons I came to this country -- for freedom. Honestly, being an American citizen is amazing. That's a lot of respect. A lot of people have died to defend this country to have it the way it is. It's an honor that I can be a citizen." When the National Anthem played, Fernandez smiled and mouthed "I hear this every day." But Friday marked no ordinary day at the ballpark. "It obviously did take a little special meaning,"...
  • Collapse of Time Warner-Comcast merger could extend Dodgers TV impasse indefinitely

    04/24/2015 1:25:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 23, 2015 | Michael Lev
    It appears the long, frustrating wait for Dodgers fans hoping to see their team on TV will continue indefinitely. Multiple reports Thursday indicated the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable – distributor of the Dodgers-owned SportsNet LA – was on the verge of collapsing. The merger between the companies had been viewed as a potential solution to the distribution impasse that has prevented about 70 percent of the local market from seeing the majority of Dodgers games since the start of last season. The collapse of that deal means "the status quo remains in place," said sports-media consultant...
  • 'The Bronx Bull' is another shot at the story of boxer Jake LaMotta

    04/24/2015 10:34:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 23, 2015 | Theresa Walker
    ... [Jake] LaMotta has been the subject of several books, a film considered one of the greatest in American cinema, and a failed stage show called "Lady and the Champ." Now there's a second feature film about his life, this one titled "LaMotta: The Bronx Bull." LaMotta will be in Orange County on Saturday when the new movie, produced by Irvine-based Main Street Films, premieres as part of the Newport Beach Film Festival ...
  • Gronk: Maybe Obama Was Wasted When He Made Deflate Joke About Patriots

    04/24/2015 6:35:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 04/23/2015 | by Charlie Spiering
    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowsi questioned President Obama’s decision to crack a joke about deflated footballs at a White House event honoring the Super Bowl champions. Gronkowski indicated that the team was serious as the Patriots spent time with Obama in the White House before the ceremony on the South Lawn. “If they would have put some tunes on, I would have done some dance moves,” he joked. When asked if there was any drinking with the president, Gronkoswi said no, but wondered if Obama had a few before he made his joke about deflated footballs. “There was...
  • Next Stop on Mets’ Express: The Bronx (the hottest team in baseball)

    04/24/2015 6:11:39 AM PDT · by NRx · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04-23-2015 | Michelle V. Agins
    A victory Friday would give the Mets a franchise-record 12-game winning streak. They have won 11 in a row five times, including in the championship seasons of 1969 and 1986. They just swept a 10-game homestand, something no team has done since the 1991 Minnesota Twins. That team also won the World Series. It is much too early for the Mets to talk about that kind of goal, but deep down they must be thinking about it. Terry Collins, the manager, has been thinking big for months. The Mets, he insisted, would be winners — for real this time.
  • Brittney Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested after fight at home

    04/23/2015 5:30:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 23, 2015
    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner and her fiancee, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson, were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct after an argument in the home they recently purchased together became physical. The two 24-year-olds were each arrested Wednesday on counts of assault by recklessly causing physical injuries and disorderly conduct for fighting. They were booked into the Maricopa County Jail in downtown Phoenix and later released.
  • Telesco says Rivers will be Chargers' QB 'well into the future'

    04/23/2015 5:19:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    AP ^ | April 22, 2015 | Bernie Wilson
    SAN DIEGO - Citing his Catholic faith, San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco promised he wasn't going to lie during his pre-draft news conference. He then proceeded to speak effusively about quarterback Philip Rivers' future with the team.
  • 1978 Flashback: Bruce Jenner, Wheaties, and the ‘Breakfast of Champions’ [Romans 1]

    04/23/2015 3:55:37 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 35 replies
    Yahoo Food ^ | 4/23/2015 | Cassie Carothers
    With America fixated on all things Bruce Jenner and the anticipation around his Diane Sawyer interview Friday night on ABC, it seemed an interesting moment to revisit another time when he captured this country’s attention. In 1978, Jenner snagged one of the sports world’s biggest honors: appearing on the Wheaties cereal box. While this might not sound impressive in today’s era of multi-million dollar endorsement deals, back then it was one of the ultimate prizes for a top athlete. A lot of people know Jenner today from his relationship to the Kardashian clan. But decades ago, he became a national...
  • Rep. Peter King: Alex Rodriguez shouldn’t be celebrated if he ties Willie Mays on Home Run list

    04/23/2015 10:47:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/23/2015 | BY NATHANIEL VINTON
    Congressman Pete King (R-NY) supports the Yankees’ refusal to celebrate as Alex Rodriguez approaches a historic baseball milestone, pulling within two home runs of Willie Mays on the career home runs list. “I think they’re right, because it’s obvious that so many of his home runs were tainted,” King told TMZ Sports. “I think it would be wrong to be celebrating ... since for all we know, hundreds of those home runs probably occurred when he was taking steroids." Rodriguez, who is not in the lineup for Thursday's afternoon game against the Tigers, has hit 658 dingers compared with Mays’...
  • Report: Tom Brady Won’t Be Present For Patriots’ White House Trip

    04/23/2015 9:22:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | April 23, 2015 11:37 AM | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots will be honored by President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday, but the MVP won’t be in attendance. According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss and the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe, Tom Brady will not be present at the White House due to a family obligation. Brady has attended three previous trips to the White House, in 2002, 2004 and 2005. The quarterback earned Super Bowl MVP honors for the third time in his career when he threw four touchdowns in a 28-24 win over the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. There’s no reason to...
  • Jay Feely: Tim Tebow Is The ‘Worst Quarterback’ Ever, But Do The NFL Stats Agree?

    04/23/2015 9:19:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 212 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 04/23/2015
    According to Jay Feely, Tim Tebow is a great man and a great competitor, but Feely still believes Tebow is the “worst quarterback” ever. But do Tebow’s stats agree with that assessment? In a related report by the Inquisitr, in the past some have claimed that Tebow was “blackballed” from the NFL due to Christian beliefs, not NFL stats. At the same time, Joe Theismann insists Tim “can’t throw the football” and referee Jim Daopoulus once used Tebow as an example of the uncatchable rule. Rush Limbaugh might agree that more men like Tebow are needed in the NFL, but...
  • Nascar SCS Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Intnl Raceway April Sat. 25 on Fox at 7:00 PM ET

    04/22/2015 7:57:55 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 50 replies
  • Super Dave grounded due to noise complaints

    04/22/2015 4:13:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    Chilliwack Progress ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jennifer Feinberg
    The roar of Super Dave Mathieson's aerobatic aircraft has been grounded over noise complaints. The full-time air show pilot, who made Chilliwack his home base a few years ago, received notification from Transport Canada earlier this month that he could no longer perform the aerobatics under 2000 feet at Chilliwack Airport, citing proximity to "noise sensitive or livestock" areas.
  • Asm. Lorena Gonzalez proposes labor protections for cheerleaders

    04/22/2015 6:52:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Calwatchdog.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | John Hrabe
    Legislative committee hearings aren’t known for their heart-pounding excitement. But, you might hear a round of cheers to excite the crowds at this week’s Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism & Internet Media Committee. On Tuesday, the committee is scheduled to consider a proposal by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, that would provide greater labor protections for professional cheerleaders. Assembly Bill 202, which scored a 5-2 win in the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment earlier this month, would protect cheerleaders of professional sports teams from workplace abuses by classifying them as employees, not independent contractors.
  • MLB manager drops 77 F-bombs in epic blowup

    04/21/2015 7:52:25 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/21/2015 | Post Staff Report
    Reds manager Bryan Price went on a profane rant during his daily pregame meeting with reporters Monday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. According to the Enquirer, Price was upset with the paper’s report Sunday that catcher Devin Mesoraco was not available to pinch-hit during Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals. During Monday’s meeting, after television cameras had left and about 10 reporters remained in the visiting manager’s office at Milwaukee’s Miller Park, Price asked Enquirer reporter C. Trent Rosecrans why he reported the information. “Well, as a fan, I’m wondering, here’s a spot for Devin Mesoraco, why isn’t he there?” Rosecrans...
  • Fan behind netting hit in head by foul ball, carried off on stretcher

    04/21/2015 7:33:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    A woman was hit in the back of the head by a foul ball in Monday night's Cubs-Pirates game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The woman was standing in the first row behind home plate with her back toward the field when Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro fouled a ball straight back against the protective screen. The ball was hit with such force that it struck the fan. She immediately collapsed grabbing her head. After initial treatment by PNC Park and Pittsburgh EMS personnel, she was placed on a stretcher, moved to a nearby ambulance and brought to the hospital for...
  • Tebowing pretzel welcomes Tim Tebow to the Eagles

    04/21/2015 6:49:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    upi ^ | Ben Hooper
    The Philly Pretzel Factory posted a picture to Twitter Monday welcoming Tebow to the team, which announced a one-year deal with the quarterback Monday.
  • MLB: Here’s a Perplexing Question to Bat Around

    04/20/2015 8:35:36 PM PDT · by fhayek · 59 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/20/2015 | JARED DIAMOND
    The phrase “batting around” has existed in baseball as long as anybody can remember. It originated more than a century ago and remains a ubiquitous part of the sport’s lexicon. But what does it mean? Among baseball’s most ardent fans, players and officials, there is no consensus about how many hitters must reach the plate in an inning to constitute batting around. The debate has been raging for years in the sandlot baseball league of New York attorney Brian Mangan. Seeking to settle it, Mangan tweeted a question on March 13: “Batting around—is that when all 9 hitters bat, or...
  • Why The Eagles Really Signed Tim Tebow

    04/20/2015 7:42:07 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 2015-04-20 | Brian Tinsman
    WASHINGTON – If Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is being paid by media impressions, he will be a very rich man by the end of the offseason. The team with the most high profile roster moves in 2015–particularly at the quarterback position–did it again Monday, signing former Heisman winner Tim Tebow to the 90-man roster. After a season in which Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez split starts at quarterback, the Redskins’ division rivals will have their pick of Sanchez, Sam Bradford, Matt Barkley and now Tebow.Or possibly others, at this rate.With the exclusion of Barkley, who has never been tested in...
  • Niners' Hall of Fame tackle Bob St. Clair dies at 84

    04/20/2015 6:51:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NFL ^ | April 20, 2015 | Chris Wesseling
    San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame offensive tackle Bob St. Clair died Monday night following a brief illness, the Pro Football Hall of Fame told NFL Media. He was 84 years old. A Bay Area legend, St. Clair teamed with fellow NFL Hall of Famers Ollie Matson and Gino Marchetti on Joe Kuharich's fabled University of San Francisco Dons squad that went undefeated in 1951. Drafted by his hometown 49ers in 1953, St. Clair emerged as one of the decade's top linemen, earning first- or second-team All-NFL honors nine times. He was also selected to five Pro Bowls and served...
  • Trail Blazers posted anti-Spanish-players sign in locker room

    04/20/2015 6:10:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    ABC/ESPN ^ | April 20, 2015 | BAXTER HOLMES
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Portland Trail Blazers had a laminated card in their locker room at the FedExForum on Sunday that included the phrase "We don't lose to Spanish players." The Memphis Grizzlies, the Trail Blazers' opponent in their Western Conference first-round series, feature one of the NBA's most prominent Spanish players, All-Star center Marc Gasol.
  • Chicago Cubs Jon Lester Ball Gets Stuck In Glove, Throws Glove To First Base

    04/20/2015 9:08:41 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/20/15
    Holy Cow! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RubJOmPmqwA
  • Past time for NFL to consider 'bullpen drive-closers' as part of QB roles? [Tebow vanity]

    04/19/2015 8:40:28 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 56 replies
    Colofornian | April 19, 2015 | Colofornian
    Now that the Philadelphia Eagles have signed a 4th quarterback -- Tim Tebow -- and talk is being bandied about re: Tebow's potential "role player" status...perhaps a review is in order to ponder a potential paradigm shift that the NFL is perhaps beyond the need to acknowledge. And for that, we need a quick review of another professional sport: Major League Baseball...and specifically the history of pitching: 1901-1968: For the first 68 years of the 20th century, Major League Baseball didn't even track "saves" by relief pitchers. Yankees pitcher Waite Hoyt was retroactively credited with "eight" saves in 1928. But...
  • Tim Tebow reportedly agrees to deal with Philadelphia Eagles

    04/19/2015 8:04:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/19/2015
    He’s baaaaaaaaaack. At least, for some offseason workouts, and — who knows? — possibly much more. Tim Tebow, the decorated Florida quarterback whose first stint in the NFL was as brief as it was closely scrutinized, has reached an agreement to join the Eagles, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Philadelphia Coach Chip Kelly has spoken highly of Tebow in the past, and apparently he saw enough of the quarterback during a March workout to add him to a depth chart that currently includes Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne. The Eagles had reportedly been trying to trade...
  • Tim Tebow Signs with Eagles

    04/19/2015 4:40:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-19 | Daniel J. Flynn
    The Philadelphia Eagles have signed Tim Tebow to a one-year deal. The 27-year-old quarterback joins three other signal callers, Sam Bradford, Matt Barkley, and Mark Sanchez, likely competing for three roster spots. The line behind center in Philadelphia may be long. But it’s not terribly accomplished, allowing Tebow a solid chance to make the team and, unlike his try in New England, to enjoy an opportunity on the field should injuries or ineptitude result from Bradford or Sanchez starting. Bradford, the top man on the depth chart, endured injuries and struggled to live up to his potential in St. Louis...
  • UFC on FOX 15: Machida vs. Rockhold LIVE EVENT

    04/18/2015 4:30:14 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 56 replies
    FOX | 4/18/2015
    UFC on FOX 15: Machida vs. Rockhold LIVE EVENT! (hubba hubba!)
  • Report: Urban Meyer Convinced Bill Belichick That Aaron Hernandez Would Behave In NFL

    04/17/2015 11:08:03 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 20 replies
    CBS Local Boston ^ | April 17, 2015
    BOSTON (CBS) — Everybody knows that Aaron Hernandez caused trouble during his time at Florida. It was Hernandez’s behavior — failing a drug test, whispers of gang affiliation, some covered-up scuffles, etc. — that led to the first-round talent dropping to the fourth round. Even still, nobody in the NFL could have known what Hernandez — now a convicted murderer — was truly capable of doing. In fact, he apparently even had his college head coach convinced that his troubles were behind him. The MMQB’s Greg Bedard wrote a story in which he details a conversation he had with Floyd...
  • MLB's hiring of minority and women front office staff has remained flat

    04/17/2015 6:27:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 16, 2015
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Major League Baseball maintained its grades for its racial and gender hiring practices, while its percentage of African-American players remained only slightly above a study's low set in the 2007 season. The annual report issued Wednesday by Richard Lapchick's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida gave MLB an A grade in racial hiring and C in gender hiring.
  • Woman who accused QB Jameis Winston of 2012 rape files civil lawsuit

    04/16/2015 4:54:44 PM PDT · by Veggie Todd · 27 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 16, 2015 | Mark Schlabach
    The woman who accused former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of raping her in December 2012 filed a civil lawsuit against him Thursday in a Florida state court in Orlando.
  • 2015 FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD

    04/16/2015 4:08:17 PM PDT · by Chode · 19 replies
    4/16/2015 | Chode
    Bahrain International Circuit Sakhir First Grand Prix 2004 Number of Laps 57 Circuit Length 5.412KM Race Distance 308.238KM Lap Record 1:31.447 by Pedro de la Rosa (2005)
  • 16% of retired NFL players go bankrupt, a report says

    04/16/2015 5:20:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Fortune ^ | 04/15/2015 | Daniel Roberts
    The stat comes from a new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research. It may be hard to believe that professional athletes, who earn so much money at such a young age, could possibly end up bankrupt. But nearly 16% of those in the National Football League do—just not right away. According to a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), 15.7% of NFL players have filed for bankruptcy 12 years after they retired. The paper, entitled “Bankruptcy Rates Among NFL Players with Short-Lived Income Spikes,” examines the traditional model of consumption smoothing (save money...
  • Video shows Kentucky QB Drew Barker getting knocked down by punch from EKU player

    04/15/2015 7:53:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Alabama Media Group ^ | April 15, 2015 | Creg Stephenson
    Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky football players were involved in a pair of altercations on the same night in January, and video both was released on Tuesday. One video, shot by a security camera at an EKU dormitory, shows a man identified as Eastern Kentucky defensive lineman Patrick Graffree punching Kentucky quarterback Drew Barker from behind. Barker then falls across a desk and eventually gets to his feet.
  • Taking a trip to NYC!

    04/15/2015 1:58:44 PM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 169 replies
    4/15/2015 | eeevil conservative
    My son is graduating from college! Worked his way through on his own! As a gift, I am taking him to NYC. Staying with my sister in Queens. I want to do just ONE thing that is extra special- like to a taping of the The Tonight Show? Any ideas, suggestions? We will be going to see Statue of Liberty, Coney Island, Central Park, etc... But I am looking for one thing that will stand out for a young man graduating college-- no girlie clubs! MOM is on this trip!
  • "I'm Disgusted:" Thief Steals $7K From Hayward Little League

    04/15/2015 10:12:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    It’s one thing to steal bases in baseball. It’s another to steal a safe containing $7,000. Hayward Muralist Paints a "Field of Dreams" for Hayward Little League Players But that’s what happened to the Tennyson American Little League in Hayward over the weekend. Treasurer Jody Perry said the youth baseball clubhouse – an icon in town because of its brightly painted murals - was broken into on Sunday about 9:45 p.m. and a safe was taken containing the league’s rent money. “I’m disgusted to say that neither us, nor the police think it is a coincidence that it was the...
  • Judge rules woman who recorded ex-Clippers owner Sterling's racist rant owes his wife $2.6M

    04/15/2015 9:10:48 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/15/15 | AP pool
    LOS ANGELES – The wife of former Clippers owner Donald Sterling is owed $2.6 million by a woman her husband showered with gifts, a judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Richard Fruin Jr. awarded Shelly Sterling most of the nearly $3 million she had sought. Sterling had claimed that money used to buy V. Stiviano a house, luxury cars and expensive gifts was her community property. ...]
  • Nascar SCS Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway April Sun. 19 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    04/14/2015 8:05:34 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 111 replies
  • Former Rams RB Lawrence Phillips suspected of killing prison cellmate

    04/14/2015 9:35:57 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 17 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 13, 2015 7:41 pm ET | Ryan Wilson
    Lawrence Phillips, the sixth-overall pick in the 1996 draft who has been behind bars since 2008, is suspected of killing his cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison, according to a prison news release (via the Bakersfield Californian). Early Saturday morning, Damion Soward, 37, was found unresponsive in the cell he shared with Phillips. He died Sunday at a local hospital. ... A star at the University of Nebraska, Phillips' off-field troubles plagued him throughout NFL career and beyond. He played in just 25 NFL games with three different teams. In 1996, the Rams thought so much of his potential, that...
  • Morgantown Bans Sofas From Being Kept Outside In Attempt To Stop WVU Couch Fires

    04/13/2015 10:31:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 11, 2015 | Tyler Kingkade
    Morgantown, West Virginia's city council passed a law Tuesday to ban upholstered furniture outdoors, WV Public Broadcasting reports. Why? Because West Virginia University students won't stop burning couches outside. The new law prohibits people from keeping couches in their yards or unenclosed porches. According to WV Public, violators will receive a written warning, and then fines of up to $500.
  • Bryan Stow to Throw Out First Pitch at San Jose Giants Home Opener

    04/12/2015 9:21:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan attacked outside Dodger Stadium in 2011, is set to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the San Jose Giants home opener. Stow was left severely brain-damaged after the attack, but he plans to get up from his wheelchair Thursday and make his way onto the field using a walker -- and then throw the pitch A Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded stow $18 million from the Dodgers and his assailants in 2014.
  • Masters: Follow the final round

    04/12/2015 3:23:12 PM PDT · by fhayek · 86 replies
    ESPN ^ | 4/12/15 | none
    Jordan Spieth found uncharted waters by reaching 19 under at the Masters. Can anyone deny him his first major? Follow the Masters live on GolfCast
  • Fixing the Cobblestone Roads of the Paris-Roubaix

    04/12/2015 7:09:59 AM PDT · by PeteB570 · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/11/2015 | WSJ
    The Paris-Roubaix bicycle race in northern France features 32 teeth-chattering miles of cobbled roads. Landscaping apprentices help repair potholes along the way.
  • 2015 NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

    04/12/2015 7:09:33 AM PDT · by airborne · 104 replies
    NHL website ^ | 4/12/15 | various
    This is the "Live Thread" for the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. I will try to keep it as up to date as possible but feel free to add anything either on the Playoffs in general or your favorite team in particular. Just remember to keep it civil.GAME ON!
  • Like it or not, the DH is coming to the National League

    04/10/2015 7:13:18 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 83 replies
    The Sporting News ^ | March 10, 2015 | Jesse Spector
    If you’re not ready for the designated hitter to be part of National League baseball, your time to get ready is getting shorter by the day. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when, and more than that, it’s a matter of how.
  • 2015 FORMULA 1 CHINESE GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD

    04/10/2015 2:41:53 PM PDT · by Chode · 23 replies
    Shanghai International Circuit Fri 10 – Sun 12 Apr 2015 First Grand Prix 2004 Number of Laps 56 Circuit Length 5.451KM Race Distance 305.066KM Lap Record 1:32.239 by Michael Schumacher (2004)
  • Jordan Spieth breaks Floyd's 36-hole record at Masters

    04/10/2015 2:22:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2016 | AP
    DEVELOPING: Jordan Spieth set a 36-hole scoring record at the Masters on Friday. The 21-year-old Texan turned in another dazzling round, going to the weekend with a 14-under 130 total. That broke the record of 131, set by Raymond Floyd in 1976. Spieth shot a 6-under 66 in the second round, essentially blowing away everyone in the field except Charley Hoffman. He was four strokes behind and still on the course, turning in the sort of performance that would normally be good enough for the lead. Not the way Spieth was playing. He had 15 birdies and only one bogey...
  • Polamalu retires from football (Pittsburgh Steelers)

    04/10/2015 12:43:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 44 replies
    Uniontown Herald-Standard ^ | 4-10-2015 | Jim Wexall
    April 10, 2015 Polamalu retires from football Jim Wexall Troy Polamalu called Dan Rooney last night to inform him he was retiring from football. The Steelers had asked Polamalu to retire in February, but he resisted until the realization came upon him in church this week, the Holy Week of the Greek Orthodox Church. “It’s all about family,” said Polamalu in a phone interview. “I live here in Pittsburgh now, and since the end of the season I’ve had a chance to enjoy my family on a level I never had before. It was awesome.” Polamalu retires after 12 seasons,...
  • Tiger Tracker: Masters Tournament

    04/09/2015 11:09:56 AM PDT · by fhayek · 73 replies
    Golf Channel ^ | 4/9/2015 | Tiger Tracker
    Tiger Woods is competing for the first time in two months at this week's Masters Tournament. Woods took an indefinite leave of absence and said he would not return to competition until his game was ready. He announced last Friday his game was in shape for the season's first major. Woods is a four-time winner at Augusta National and is looking to claim his 15th career major title, and first since 2008.