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  • 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 · 22 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 · 16 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 · 47 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 · 77 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.
  • MLB Worth $36 Billion As Team Values Hit Record $1.2 Billion Average

    04/08/2015 11:21:27 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | MAR 25, 2015 | Mike Ozanian
    More television cash in on the way. The Texas Rangers begin a $3 billion, 20-year cable deal this season (the team received a $100 million signing bonus in 2012). In 2016, the Philadelphia Phillies start a $5 billion, 25-year deal and the Arizona Diamondbacks begin a new cable deal that is reportedly worth $1.5 billion over 20 years. Meanwhile, the St. Louis Cardinals are in the midst of negotiating a richer cable deal. Each of MLB’s 30 teams went up in value by at least 20%. Why? Higher enterprise ratios are being fueled by the stock market’s six-year bull run...
  • NFL makes Sarah Thomas first full-time female official

    04/08/2015 4:39:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    Thomas comes backed with a strong resume, having been the first female official to work a major collegiate bowl game. She joins eight other referees granted first-time employment for league games. "Our incoming officials have all demonstrated that they are among the best in college football," NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said in a statement. "We are excited about having them join us." Thomas had been doing some sideline work for Browns, Saints and Colts minicamp practices in the past, but she truly made her name through a strong resume at the NCAA level.
  • 75-year-old Jack Nicklaus hit a hole in one at the Masters par-3 contest (Video)

    04/08/2015 2:51:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Tony Manfred
    The legend, Jack Nicklaus, at age 75, showed why he's the greatest of all time, draining a hole in one on the fourth hole of the Masters par-3 contest at Augusta National on Wednesday. Here's the full video. The Golden Bear has still got it!
  • Nascar SCS Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway April Sat. 11 on FOX at 7:30 PM ET

    04/08/2015 12:16:43 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 79 replies
  • Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland stabbed at club; two Atlanta Hawks arrested in aftermath

    04/08/2015 6:11:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 8, 2015 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    A former member of the New York Knicks now playing for the Indiana Pacers was stabbed in the abdomen — and his wife slashed — during an argument at 1 OAK club in Chelsea early Wednesday, cop sources said. Chris Copeland’s attacker was arrested, and two members of the Atlanta Hawks, Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha, were also booked, for trying to prevent police from setting up a crime scene, the sources said.
  • Astrodome once featured Houston's gaudiest apartment

    04/08/2015 3:07:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 4-7-15 | Brian Reynolds
    Now filled with nothing but cobwebs, the Houston Astrodome was once considered a palace for football and baseball fans. Less well known was the palace that the Dome's visionary Roy Hofheinz built for himself inside the Eighth Wonder of the World. Time Life photos show the apartment's whimsical style, highlighted by red carpet that coved the floor and walls of a conference room, which also featured zebra-print chairs and chalices in front of each seat. Psychedelic wallpaper covered the salon, while Asian dragon statues flanked the massive desk in Hofheinz' office. The apartment also featured a putting green, a shooting...
  • HOT TAKE: Sen. Claire McCaskill BLASTS Duke Basketball Players Following National Championship

    04/07/2015 3:22:06 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/7/2015 | Pool report
    "[..... Currently, the NCAA is coming under close scrutiny for the “one-and-done” recruiting policy schools are using to secure highly-touted freshmen, and McCaskill used her congratulatory tweet to the Blue Devils as an opportunity to criticize the collegiate athletic body. .....]"
  • Masters 2015: Tiger Woods ready to win in Augusta [Golf Ping]

    04/07/2015 9:41:30 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 121 replies
    BBC Sports News ^ | April 7, 2015 | BBC News
    Former number one Tiger Woods believes he is in the right shape to win a 15th major as he declared himself ready for the Masters, which begins on Thursday. Woods, who is now world 111, has been working on his game since carding a career-worst score of 82 at the Phoenix Open, before injury saw him withdraw from the Farmers Insurance Open.
  • Notice to Firearms Retailers: Important Credit Card Processing Changes Coming

    04/07/2015 7:47:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    nssfblog.com ^ | 4/6/2015 | Patrick Shay
    In order to provide additional and enhanced credit card protection for consumers, credit card companies will soon implement new rules that will change the way credit and debit card transactions will be processed. All major credit card companies are issuing new EMV (Europay, Mastercard and Visa) cards or “smart cards” that contain embedded microchips that provide transaction security features and other capabilities not possible with current, traditional, magnetic stripe cards. (Note: Smart cards are not new. They have been around a long time and most of the world has already migrated to EMV technology. The United States is one of...
  • Mitt Romney Nailed His NCAA Bracket, Remains in the Top 1 Percent

    04/07/2015 4:55:21 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 3 replies
    After all the upsets and buzzer-beaters, Mitt Romney remains in his element as a member of the March Madness 1 percent.
  • Opening night at the unfinished Wrigley Field was a disaster

    04/06/2015 10:16:46 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 5, 2015 | Cork Gaines
    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports was at the game, and he confirmed that lines for the restrooms were "problematically long" and posted a photo of what appeared to cups filled with urine.
  • Bruce Jenner Interview: Diane Sawyer Two-Hour Special Set For April 24

    04/06/2015 6:26:46 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 85 replies
    Dead line | Hollywood ^ | April 6, 2015 10:05am | Lisa de Moraes
    ABC News made it official this morning: Diane Sawyer will interview Bruce Jenner about his transition on April 24. “Bruce Jenner’s far-ranging, exclusive interview with ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer airs Friday, April 24, on a special edition of 20/20. The two-hour special, Bruce Jenner – The Interview, airs on the ABC Television Network at 9 PM ET,” the network announced. The May sweep begins this year on April 23. The interview with Sawyer will be the first discussion of Jenner’s transition by a major news outfit.
  • Bubba Watson most disliked player by his PGA peers?

    04/06/2015 11:30:05 AM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 83 replies
    Yardbarker/Larry Brown Sports ^ | 1 hr ago | By Steve DelVecchio
    An ESPN.com poll surveyed 103 tour pros (21 major champions) and asked them a variety of serious and lighthearted questions. One of the questions asked golfers which of their peers they would be least likely to assist in the event that a fight broke out in the parking lot. Bubba’s name showed up the most. There are plenty of people who like Watson because of his unorthodox style of play and seemingly great sense of humor (remember those hilarious “Golf Boys” videos?). However, Bubba rubbed some people the wrong way when he basically threw a hissy fit last year because...
  • Lon Simmons, beloved Bay Area sportscaster, dead at 91

    04/06/2015 3:15:10 AM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies
    SFGATE ^ | April 5, 2015 | John Shea and Steve Kroner
    Lon Simmons, beloved Bay Area sportscaster, dead at 91 Legendary broadcaster Lon Simmons, who introduced generations of Californians to major-league baseball and broadcast the 1989 earthquake-interrupted World Series and the 49ers’ road to Super Bowl XXIII, died at his Daly City home Sunday. He was 91. Mr. Simmons, who was honored by baseball’s Hall of Fame as the 2004 Ford C. Frick Award winner, had credited the success of Bay Area sports teams with helping him cope with his three-year battle with cancer, especially the Giants’ championship teams and more recently the Warriors. Featuring a baritone voice and a witty,...
  • AP Source: MLB's Manfred Plans to Give DC '18 All-Star Game

    04/05/2015 4:00:56 PM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    AP via The New York Times ^ | APRIL 5, 2015, 1:06 P.M. E.D.T. | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Just a link, but the article says that Major League Baseball has decided to award the 2018 All-Star Game to Washington, DC.
  • Make Every Day Opening Day

    04/05/2015 3:55:43 PM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    FB ^ | March 30, 2011 at 4:28pm | Tim Phares
    Spring is a wonderful time of year. Despite T.S. Eliot’s line that “April is the cruelest month,” spring is a time of renewal, a good time to remind ourselves to open up to new facets of life. One of the best things about spring, to me, is the opening of the baseball season. I am a fervent baseball fan. To me, there is a good deal of metaphysics in baseball. You start out at a place called home, then you go on a little journey like the Prodigal Son, the aim being to return home. The ones who go home...
  • MLB Opening Schedule

    04/05/2015 3:51:24 PM PDT · by TBP · 54 replies
    MLB.com ^ | Today, I think | Major League Baseball
    And so it begins!
  • Lon Simmons, Giants' Hall of Fame broadcaster, dies at 91

    04/05/2015 3:46:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 5, 2015 | Daniel Brown
    Lon Simmons, the Hall of Fame broadcaster whose baritone voice and dry wit captured some of the most thrilling moments Bay Area sports history, has died. He was 91. The Giants sent a press release Sunday afternoon that said, "The Giants family and Bay Area sports community lost a true gentleman (Sunday) morning when Hall of Fame broadcaster Lon Simmons peacefully passed away."
  • Amateur rocket reaches 121,000 ft

    04/05/2015 7:48:41 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 9, 2011 | mrsiborg
    [VIDEO] is a shortened and edited version of the Qu8K rocket launch. [Includes video onboard the rocket as it climbs 20 miles above the desert launch site and into the upper atmosphere nearly one-third of the way into space.]
  • How Hard Can It Be? Homemade Rocket. Season 1, Episode 3

    04/05/2015 7:29:06 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 16 October 2011 (USA) | Darlow Smithson Productions
    How hard can it be to send a rocket into space?...What we want to know is how big of a rocket can we make? We're going to start out with a simple toy like this, but then we're going to ramp that up to the biggest and nastiest thing we can whip up in three weeks. After all, it's only rocket science.
  • Wildcats Fans Arrested After Badgers Triumph in Final Four Clash

    04/05/2015 6:54:04 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 54 replies
    NBCNEWS ^ | 04 APRIL 2015 | NBCNEW
    Thirty-one people were arrested after Kentucky fans set fires in Lexington, police said, after the Wildcats' undefeated streak came to a stunning end at the hands of Wisconsin in the NCAA tournament Saturday. Sporadic fires were seen being set as the large crowd, chanting anti-Wisconsin slogans, gathered on State Street, which is adjacent to the University of Kentucky's Lexington Campus. Lexington Police Department spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said the crowd set fire to multiple objects, while a number of people were injured — some of whom were transported to a local hospital for treatment. None of the injuries were serious, Roberts...
  • Harrison (KY B'Ball) seems to be heard mumbling obscenity, slur [ed]

    04/05/2015 5:48:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    AP ^ | April 5, 2015 | Staff
    Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison seemed to mumble an obscenity and a racial slur as a question about Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky was being asked during a postgame news conference at the Final Four. Harrison and the Wildcats were upset 71-64 by the Badgers on Saturday night.
  • Kentucky's perfect season ends with 71-64 loss to Wisconsin

    04/05/2015 1:05:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 4, 2015 | EDDIE PELLS
    ".....The hard-nosed Wisconsin Badgers did what nobody else could Saturday night — knocking off the Wildcats 71-64 behind 20 points and 11 rebounds from Frank Kaminsky and a clutch comeback down the stretch. Now, it's Wisconsin heading to the final to play Duke, an 81-61 winner over Michigan State in the earlier — and much less entertaining — semifinal. "It gives us another 40 minutes, I know that," said Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan, who leads the Badgers to their first final since 1941. And Kentucky has a long ride home, finishing the season at 38-1 — two wins short of...
  • Wisconsin Breaks Kentucky Streak in Final Four Thriller -- 71-64

    04/04/2015 8:18:27 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 68 replies
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  • Massive brawl break out at Resorts World Casino in Queens as hundreds look on in horror

    04/04/2015 3:47:14 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 49 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/4/15 | BARRY PADDOCK , THOMAS TRACY , DENIS SLATTERY
    All bets were off after a chair-hurling brawl broke out Friday night at the grand opening of a Fat Tuesday New Orleans-style daiquiri bar inside the Resorts World Casino in Queens, officials said.
  • Final Four Thread Michigan St v Duke; Wisconsin V UK

    04/04/2015 3:39:26 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    Final Four live on TBS, TNT.
  • An interview with Dan Gable

    04/04/2015 11:10:51 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Vinton Eagle, Vinton, Iowa ^ | 4/2/2015 | Blake Baxter
    VINTON – In between speaking to students and signing books for whoever wanted one, Olympic gold medalist and Iowa wrestling legend Dan Gable was gracious enough to sit down with me and answer a few of my questions. To me, Dan Gable is not only a sports and human inspiration, but he’s also the subject of one of my all-time favorite pieces of journalism.  I used this interview opportunity to ask him a couple of questions that have been on my mind for two years. This is what transpired:Blake Baxter: What exactly motivated you to write the book (A Wrestling Life:...
  • Deion Sanders reminds Deion Sanders Jr. that he's rich as hell and should stop complaining

    04/04/2015 2:11:56 AM PDT · by Hugin · 51 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/3/15 | Rodger Sherman
    So when Deion Jr. tweeted this: Gotta get the hood doughnuts almost every morning. If my doughnuts don't come in a plain white box, I don't want them! — Deion Sanders Jr (@DeionSandersJr) April 2, 2015 Deion clapped back: @DeionSandersJr you're a Huxtable with a million $ trust fund stop the hood stuff! Lololol. Son. #Truth — Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) April 2, 2015
  • N.L. Preview: With Rotation of Aces, Nationals Are Ready to Rise

    04/03/2015 8:29:39 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 3, 2015 | TYLER KEPNER
    In the National League, the first half of this decade has unfolded in a pattern a preschooler could understand: Giants, Cardinals, Giants, Cardinals, Giants. It should follow, then, that the St. Louis Cardinals will represent the National League in the World Series this fall. The Cardinals are strong again, and they very well could wrest the N.L. pennant back from the San Francisco Giants, who last October rode Madison Bumgarner’s left arm to their third World Series title in five seasons. But one of these years, the pattern will break. The postseason dominance of the Giants and the Cardinals has...