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  • Nascar SCS Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Spdwy May Sat. 9 on FOX Sports 1 at 7:30 PM ET

    05/06/2015 7:35:43 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 11 replies
  • Jays’ Joe Carter hit WS-winning homer in '93. Some of the Phillies are still fighting about it

    05/06/2015 7:05:07 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | MAY 6, 2015 | National Post Staff
    Joe Carter’s home run to seal Toronto’s second World Series title remains an indelible memory for Blue Jays fans, almost 22 years later. And it seems at least a couple of players on the losing end are still fixated on it, too. Mitch Williams, the former Phillies closer, gave up the series-clinching blast to Carter in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 6 of the 1993 World Series. His thoughts on that moment sparked an ugly spat with former teammate Lenny Dykstra at the Philly Sports Roast in April. Yes, April of 2015. The video includes plenty of...
  • Fans file $5M class action suit against Manny Pacquiao over non-disclosure of injury

    05/06/2015 2:51:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    MSN Sports ^ | 05/06/2015 | Larry Brown
    Two fans filed a class action lawsuit against Manny Pacquiao and his team for failing to disclose a serious shoulder injury prior to the fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. last weekend. After losing to Mayweather by unanimous decision, Pacquiao’s camp said the fighter was trying to compete despite a severe shoulder injury. They blamed the Nevada Athletic Commission for denying him a painkilling injection prior to the fight. The severity of Pacquiao’s injury seemed to be confirmed when it was reported Monday he would undergo surgery to repair a tear in his shoulder. But what doesn’t add up is that...
  • Patriots Probably Deflated Footballs on Purpose, Report Says

    05/06/2015 10:54:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 84 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5-6-15 | Ken Belson
    An N.F.L. investigation has found that “it is more probable than not” that New England Patriots personnel intentionally deflated footballs to gain an advantage in the A.F.C. championship game last season, and that Tom Brady, the Super Bowl most valuable player, was probably aware of it. No penalties have been announced. The long-awaited report into so-called deflategate, released on Wednesday, concluded that it was probable that Patriots personnel were “involved in a deliberate effort to circumvent the rules.” The report said that Jim McNally, a locker room attendant, and John Jastremski, an equipment assistant, released air from the footballs. It...
  • 'Fightin' Tom Hanks,' 'Black Mambas' rejected from U. of North Dakota nickname contention

    05/06/2015 6:17:59 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 42 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 5-5-15 | Brett Smiley
    The University of North Dakota has unveiled the complete list of suggestions it received for a new team nickname to replace the "Fighting Sioux," which was retired in 2012. And boy, were some of the names ridiculous. You can check here for the list of 1,172 names still in contention, but let's pay tribute to some of the more amusing monikers suggested -- with shoutouts to Kobe Bryant, "Game of Thrones" and "South Park" -- and promptly missed the cut. And as you can see below, many people who submitted names (UND had to whittle down the 628-page list of...
  • Why MLB Teams Are Fleeing Venezuela

    05/05/2015 11:37:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 4, 2015 | Brian Costa and Ezequiel Maya
    Tucked away among the tilled plots and scrubby pastures of this rural town, the Seattle Mariners’ baseball academy is mostly abandoned. The weight room has been cleared of machines. The numbered locker-room stalls are bare. One afternoon last week, a grounds crew pulled out bases from the main field while workers packed away a few stray trophies, bats and uniforms. But the teenage prospects who shared bunks here just three weeks ago are gone, shipped off to a newer school in the Dominican Republic.
  • Video: Man Wrestling Wild Hog Gets Flipped on His Back

    05/05/2015 11:11:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Outdoorhub ^ | Daniel Xu
    Tusks or no tusks, wild pigs can be dangerous animals. Hunting them can be riskier than many sportsmen bargain for, and trying to wrestle one can be downright foolhardy. This trapper in East Texas found himself a bit out of his element as he tried to wrangle a large sow into a cage. Notice how the pig repeatedly went after his legs. Both male and female hogs use tusks for defense, and if this one had a set, no doubt it would have tried to gore the man. Thankfully, though, the trapper survived the event with little more than possibly...
  • Manny Pacquiao's hidden shoulder injury before the fight is turning into a complete debacle

    05/05/2015 7:29:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/05/2015 | Cork Gaines
    The more we learn about Manny Pacquiao's shoulder injury, the uglier it looks for all sides involved. The shoulder injury Pacquiao suffered prior to his fight with Floyd Mayweather was much more serious than it initially sounded, and now it turns out that Pacquiao will need surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. While the immediate effect of the surgery is that it will sideline Pacquiao for up to a year and eliminate the already dim hopes for a rematch, the injury has caused a further mess as people try to figure out who knew about it, why it wasn't...
  • Hammer-wielding man gets stuck in basketball hoop, wishes to remain there

    05/05/2015 5:18:11 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies
    deathandtaxesmag. ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jamie Peck
    A Seattle man has been detained by police after a lengthy stand-off during which he climbed up onto a basketball hoop and refused to get down. As you can see in this video taken by local news station KOMO, a hammer wielding man climbed shirtlessly onto a basketball hoop in Cal Anderson Park Friday, rendering the court unplayable. The cops were able to disarm him within the first minute, although it’s not known how long he was up there before the cameras started rolling. But while he gave up the hammer relatively easily, he was not so quick to give...
  • Red Neck, Brown Belly

    05/04/2015 8:35:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2015-5-4
    A competitor belly flops into a muddy watering hole during the dive competition at the 2015 National RedNeck Games on Saturday in Augusta, US.
  • Report: Fiancee of Missing Kayaker Wrote in Diary She Wanted Him Dead

    05/04/2015 6:00:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 4, 2015
    Angelika Graswald, a New York woman accused of killing her fiance and falsely reporting he died in a kayaking accident, says she is wrongfully accused of murder based on outdated entries in her diary. In an interview with News 12 Westchester from behind bars, the 35-year-old Graswald said authorities arrested her after reading entries in her diary in which she wrote there were times she wished her fiance, Vincent Viafore, dead because he pushed her for rough sex and wanted her to engage in threesomes. Graswald told the station the diary entries were written during tough times and stressed she...
  • Fake Manny Pacquiao With Real Job Goes Back to Life

    05/04/2015 4:00:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, May 04, 2015
    He even shares a similar rags-to-riches lifeManny Pacquiao may have disappointed his fans on Sunday, but his look-alike Johnny Dagami will never. The 42-year-old former factory worker, who impersonates the famous boxer, says, “Many people look to me like the real Manny Pacquiao,” reported ‘BBC.com’ People take pictures with him, “because it’s hard to get the real Pacquiao,’ he says. And Dagami is clearly enjoying his shot at fame. In fact, not only does he look like the real hero, but he also mirrors a similar rags-to-riches life story. He comes from a poor family and, according to him, he...
  • Rogers proposes CMP take control of old Army pistols

    05/04/2015 9:46:52 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 24 replies
    WVTM Ch 13 News ^ | 5/1/2015 | Unknown
    ANNISTON, Ala. —An east Alabama congressman has a plan to save taxpayers money when it comes to storing vintage firearms for the Army. The plan involves moving the weapons to the Civilian Marksmanship Program, which includes its facility in Anniston. Congressman Rogers says it's a win-win because the pistols are placed in very capable hands at the Civilian Marksmanship Program and it also saves taxpayers roughly $200,000 per year. The M1911A1 pistol was once the standard sidearm for U.S. armed forces. Rogers says a little over 8,000 of the 100,000 pistols were sold to law enforcement and transferred to foreign...
  • Warrior's Curry to be named NBA MVP

    05/04/2015 6:59:16 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 15 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | May 4, 2015 | Tim Kawakami
    OAKLAND -- Adding one more piece to a dream season for the franchise, Warriors guard Stephen Curry will be named NBA Most Valuable Player on Monday, this newspaper confirmed. Curry was informed of the news by his parents over dinner after the Warriors' Game 1 Western Conference semifinals win over Memphis on Sunday. Curry is the Warriors' first MVP since the team moved from Philadelphia more than a half-century ago and the first for the franchise since Wilt Chamberlain in 1960. Asked Sunday about the possibility of winning the award, Curry said he was mostly focused on the Warriors' playoff...
  • Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods end three-year relationship

    05/03/2015 2:52:20 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 56 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 3 May 2015
    The skier Lindsey Vonn said on Sunday that she and the former world No 1 golfer Tiger Woods have decided to end their three-year relationship. Vonn, an Olympic champion, said on Facebook that she and the 14-time major winner lead “incredibly hectic” lives that had required them to spend most of their time apart. The pair announced their relationship in mutual social media postings in March 2013. There was no immediate word from Woods on the split.
  • Fight of the Century: Floyd Mayweather Jr. wins decision in richest fight ever

    05/03/2015 4:09:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Chiilicothe News ^ | 05/02/2015
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. was money once again in the richest fight ever. Mayweather used his reach and his jab Saturday night to frustrate Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Mayweather remained unbeaten in 48 fights with a win that cemented his legacy as the best of his generation. Floyd Mayweather Jr. was money once again in the richest fight ever. Mayweather used his reach and his jab Saturday night to frustrate Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Mayweather remained unbeaten...
  • Mayweather VS Pacquiao LIVE THREAD

    05/02/2015 8:18:05 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 265 replies
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    Mayweather VS Pacquiao LIVE THREAD
  • Newport Beach Could See 15-Foot Waves This Weekend

    05/02/2015 4:58:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    A large storm hundreds of miles to the south, typically not seen until midsummer, is expected to create the potentially dangerous conditions along the coast, according to lifeguard Capt. Jon Mitchell. ... The biggest swells are expected to hit south-facing beaches Sunday and Monday before tapering off Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Why the ‘5 Best Baseball Movies’ Are Actually Terrible

    05/02/2015 4:38:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 132 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | James Jay Carafano
    $212.46. That is what the average family of four spent at a major league ballgame last year. For the budget-conscious, that price tag makes it mighty tempting to stay home and enjoy the boys of summer on TV—either a live game or a classic baseball movie. But watching some of the most fondly remembered films about the national passtime suggest that maybe both the game’s time and what made America great are passing. Here are five films that make the case.5. Moneyball (2011) Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill take the Oakland Athletics from a mediocre, going-broke franchise to a cash-cow...
  • Snow, cold keep New England skiers, riders stoked into May

    05/02/2015 4:01:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    ap ^ | May 2, 2015 | LYNNE TUOHY
    ''We've had so much snow and the cold to preserve it,'' Vazzano said. ''We had storm after storm after storm.'' At times the snow was so plentiful it was problematic. The blizzard in late January triggered travel warnings and skiers in the Boston area were shoveling rather than skiing. It was followed closely by four successive weekends of winter storms. Vazzano said a cold spell in February helped preserve the snow but discouraged some skiers. ''When you can't get out of your driveway you can't get to the mountain,'
  • Frank Olivo, 66, substitute Santa hit with snowballs at Eagles game dies.

    05/02/2015 2:54:20 PM PDT · by Coronal · 12 replies
    philly.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Martha Woodall
    Frank Olivo, the Santa Claus who got pelted with snowballs at the Eagles game that winter day in 1968, died Thursday, April 30, at Kindred Hospital Philadelphia-Havertown. Mr. Olivo, 66, of Glenolden, had battled heart disease, diabetes, and other ailments for 25 years, and had been seriously ill since mid-January.
  • KENTUCKY DERBY: Things to watch at Churchill Downs

    05/02/2015 4:14:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    AP Sports ^ | 5-2-15 | Beth Harris
    Link only -- AP article.
  • Alex Rodriguez hits a pinch-hit home run to tie Willie Mays at 660 home runs

    05/01/2015 7:05:52 PM PDT · by fhayek · 48 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 5/1/2015 | Bill Baer
    Alex Rodriguez, not in Friday’s starting lineup against the Red Sox, still managed to make history. He pinch-hit for DH Garrett Jones in the eighth inning, facing reliever Junichi Tazawa. He got ahead in the count 3-0, then slugged a 94 MPH fastball out to left field for career home run number 660, putting the Yankees up 3-2.
  • 2015 Kentucky Derby

    05/01/2015 6:10:44 PM PDT · by ETL · 68 replies
    several | Commie May Day | self
    Just wanted to share a couple excellent links for info on tomorrow's Kentucky Derby. A ton of info at this one, included prior races charts, prior races video, etc.http://www.kentuckyderby.com/horsesFree Past Performances: (on PDF File—Adobe required)http://www.brisnet.com/brisnet_promos/KentuckyDerby15.pdf
  • Jameis Winston celebrates with crab legs after going No. 1

    05/01/2015 10:20:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 1, 2015 | Staff
    Jameis Winston celebrated in style on draft night -- and poked some fun at his past. Hours after being selected by the Buccaneers with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, Winston posted an Instagram photo of himself posing in front of a serving of crab legs.
  • Ray Lewis Skips ESPN Draft Coverage "To Help The City I Love"

    05/01/2015 3:48:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Jameis Winston wasn’t the only controversial football player to skip the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. Ray Lewis stayed home, too—in Baltimore.
  • The NFL Draft’s Quarterback Problem (Should NFL Offensive Schemes Change or QBs Change)

    04/30/2015 11:39:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 29, 2015 | Kevin Clark
    For months now, former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has been working on what many inside the sport say is a massive change to his game. After winning the Heisman Trophy while piloting Oregon’s famous no-huddle, quick-strike offense that left college defenses gasping for air, Mariota is learning to huddle. “That seems like a little detail but that is kind of a big thing,” Mariota said during the NFL draft process. He has been given a mock play-call sheet and is calling plays in training in an effort to placate NFL teams who want to see him operate a more traditional...
  • Red Wings fan Lena Sinishtaj accused of serious arson offence during Game 7 at Amalie Arena

    04/30/2015 11:37:52 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 30, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Weird things happen in Florida. But this bizarre incident at Amalie Arena can't be blamed on local residents. As the Tampa Bay Lightning hosted the Detroit Red Wings Wednesday night for a chance to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Game 7 crowd passed a massive Lightning flag around the arena. That's when a Detroit-area woman – no doubt a Wings fan – allegedly held up a lighter in an attempt to set fire to the big banner as it passed over close to 200 people. She caused a small burn on the flag, but didn't manage to set...
  • The fighters who've lost to Floyd Mayweather explain why he's so impossible to beat

    04/30/2015 11:10:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/30/2015 | Tony Manfred
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. is widely regarded as the best fighter of his generation and one of the best defensive fighters of all time. He enters his May 2 fight with Manny Pacquiao with an undefeated record of 48-0. There's a case to be made that Pacquiao, who has knocked out more opponents, can pull an upset, but most expect Floyd to win this fight the same way he has won fights for years — making his opponent miss early, timing his counters to perfection, and eventually winning on points. There's a radical juxtaposition between Mayweather's persona out of the ring...
  • Open Thread: NFL Draft 2015

    04/30/2015 9:01:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Open Thread ^ | April 30, 2015 | Me
    The NFL Draft is tonight from Chicago. I will miss the J-E-T-S fans booing the draft pick. To get it started according Bucs drafting Jameis Winston at #1 is a done deal: http://floridastate.scout.com/story/1542262-bucs-players-told-it-s-winston-per-report?s=16
  • Golfer Calvin Peete passes away at age 71.

    04/29/2015 7:52:59 PM PDT · by PallMal · 23 replies
    PGATour.com ^ | April 29, 2015 | Laury Livsey
    With THE PLAYERS Championship set to start next week, the PGA tour mourns the loss of Calvin Peete ...
  • Orioles VP Angelos Makes Profound Statement Following Baltimore Protests

    04/29/2015 6:12:55 PM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    .cbslocal.com/ ^ | April 27, 2015 3:14 PM | John Angelos
    “Brett, speaking only for myself, I agree with your point that the principle of peaceful, non-violent protest and the observance of the rule of law is of utmost importance in any society. MLK, Gandhi, Mandela, and all great opposition leaders throughout history have always preached this precept. Further, it is critical that in any democracy investigation must be completed and due process must be honored before any government or police members are judged responsible. That said, my greater source of personal concern, outrage and sympathy beyond this particular case is focused neither upon one night’s property damage nor upon the...
  • 141st Kentucky Derby Post Positions & Live Thread (Sat 6:15ish)

    04/29/2015 3:02:31 PM PDT · by lwd · 62 replies
    Live TV - NBC | 4-29-2015 | me
    1. Ocho Ocho Ocho 50-1 2. Carpe Diem 8-1 3. Materiality 12-1 4. Tencendur 30-1 5. Danzig Moon 30-1 6. Mubtaahij 20-1 7. El Kabeir 30-1 8. Dortmund 3-1 9. Bolo 30-1 10. Firing Line 12-1 11. Sanford 30-1 12. International Star 20-1 13. Itsaknockout 30-1 14. Keen ice 50-1 15. Frosted 15-1 16. War Story 50-1 17. Mr. Z 50-1 18. American Pharoah 5-2 19. Upstart 15-1 20. Far Right 30-1
  • Dolphins' Dion Jordan suspended for 2015 season (Draft Bust)

    04/29/2015 8:16:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    AP ^ | April 28, 2015 | Tim Reynolds
    Dion Jordan's 2015 season is over before it started, and his tumultuous time with the Miami Dolphins may be finished as well. The Dolphins and the NFL announced Tuesday that Jordan has been suspended for the 2015 season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
  • Nascar SCS GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway May Sun. 3 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    04/29/2015 6:57:53 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 129 replies
  • UFC champion Jon Jones stripped of title, suspended after arrest

    04/29/2015 5:32:21 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Fox ^ | 4-29-15 | AP
    Jon Jones has been stripped of his UFC light heavyweight title and suspended indefinitely following his arrest in New Mexico on a hit-and-run that police say left a pregnant woman with a broken arm. The UFC announced the extraordinary penalties Tuesday night for violations of its athlete code of conduct policy following Jones' latest arrest in a string of misbehavior. "Got a lot of soul searching to do," Jones posted on his official Twitter account Tuesday. "Sorry to everyone I've let down." UFC President Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta apparently met with Jones in Albuquerque before making their decision,...
  • Former middleweight world champion boxer Gene Fullmer dead at 83

    04/28/2015 9:37:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | April 27, 2015 | Jay Drew
    West Jordan • Many professional boxers have colorful and jarring nicknames designed to instill fear in opponents, capture the imagination of the general public and perhaps bring some extra publicity and headlines. But when it came to having a trademark moniker, Utah's Gene Fullmer wasn't like many of his counterparts. In a 2009 interview with The Salt Lake Tribune, Fullmer said he just preferred to be called by the name his parents, Tuff and Mary Fullmer, gave him when he was born in 1931. The former world middleweight boxing champion died late Monday night at a care center near his...
  • Marcel Pronovost, Hall of Famer on 5 Stanley cup winners, dies at 84

    04/27/2015 8:02:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    AP via Fox Sports ^ | April 27, 2015
    Hall of Famer Marcel Pronovost, who spent 15 years with the Detroit Red Wings before capping his playing career with a five-year run in Toronto, has died. He was 84. Pronovost won the Stanley Cup five times as a player and recorded 88 goals and 257 assists in 1,206 regular-season games. He moved into coaching after his retirement and had served as a scout for the New Jersey Devils since 1990.
  • Baltimore Orioles say to postpone Monday game amid rioting

    04/27/2015 4:43:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/27/15
    The Baltimore Orioles said they would postpone a Monday night game after consulting with police…
  • Orioles postpone game against White Sox amid violent protests in Baltimore

    DC Sports Bog Orioles postpone game against White Sox amid violent protests in Baltimore By Kelyn Soong April 27 at 6:13 PM Baltimore Police officers in riot gear block a street Monday afternoon on Reisterstown Road near Mowdamin Mall in Baltimore. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Updated at 6:20 p.m. EDT: Baltimore Orioles announce game has been postponed Amid the violent protests that erupted Monday afternoon in Baltimore, the Orioles announced that Monday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed. The decision, made after consultation with the Baltimore City Police Department, came less than an hour before the game...
  • NH Officials Mulling Options to curb Black Bear Population

    04/27/2015 6:46:10 AM PDT · by woodbutcher1963 · 11 replies
    WMUR ^ | April 27, 2015 | Paula Tracy
    CONCORD, N.H. —New Hampshire officials said the state has too many black bears and is mulling its options on how to curb the population. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says the state has 5,700 black bears roaming its wilderness. But officials want to trim that number to 4,700. The Concord Monitor report the state could lengthen seasons for baiting, still hunting and hunting with hounds to help reach this goal. The department introduced a draft 10-year plan that will drive management decisions for deer, black bears, wild turkeys, moose and small game. The plan will not set the...
  • Frank Thomas responds to Chris Rock's baseball rant

    04/26/2015 5:53:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 25, 2015 | Ed Sherman
    White Sox Hall of Famer Frank Thomas responded to Rock’s commentary Thursday on Fox Sports 1’s “America’s Pregame.” He believes Major League Baseball has a responsibility to get young African-American players back into the game. “Major League Baseball has got to take initiative and put academies in the inner cities across America,” Thomas said. “(They) do it in the Dominican Republic, (they) do it in Venezuela and as soon as Cuba is open, they’re going to do it in Cuba because those kids play baseball 24/7.
  • The 11 craziest foods sold at ballparks this year

    04/26/2015 4:58:31 PM PDT · by kingattax · 15 replies
    Fortune ^ | APRIL 24, 2015 | by Colleen Kane
    Hit the concession stands at MLB ballparks this year, and you’ll find Fried S’mOreo, 8,000-calorie burgers, and many more monstrosities. It’s the great American pastime: gorging on obscenely unhealthy food. In recent Major League Baseball seasons, over-the-top ballpark foods have become their own attraction. These bombastic new recruits of the concession stands are often riffs on ballpark classics like the hot dog and hamburger, but they’re jacked up and deep fried into stunt food territory. They can also cost $25 or more a pop — and still sell. One report has the Texas Rangers moving nearly 20,000 of their first...
  • Heavyweight Boxing: Wladimir Klitschko shows he’s slowing down in victory over Bryant Jennings

    04/26/2015 6:04:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/26/2015
    <p>Not much was expected from Bryant Jennings in Saturday’s heavyweight title fight with Wladimir Klitschko at Madison Square Garden.</p> <p>Klitschko’s advantages in height (three inches, at least) and weight (more than 20lb) were foreboding enough, but nothing compared to the gulf in experience. The 39-year-old from Ukraine had more successful title defenses than Jennings had pro fights. The oddsmakers had made the upstart from North Philadelphia as a 10-1 underdog in Klitschko’s first fight on US soil since 2008.</p>
  • UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi Live Event

    04/25/2015 5:49:51 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 87 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 · 73 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 · 42 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 ...