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  • UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier LIVE THREAD

    05/23/2015 5:07:05 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 75 replies
    UFC | 05/23/15
  • Michael Sam signs with CFL's Montreal Alouettes

    05/23/2015 7:25:50 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 47 replies
    Former Missouri star Michael Sam, who became the first publicly gay player to be drafted in the NFL in 2014, signed a two-year deal with the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes, the team announced Friday
  • Soccer players applauding the fans: does that look more than a little gay? [vanity]

    05/23/2015 5:11:00 AM PDT · by foreverfree · 57 replies
    foreverfree's curiosity | 5/23/15 | foreverfree
    I posted this question in another thread but got no response so...Who else has been watching the Barclays Premier League for the last 5 years on "the networks of NBC Universal" (and before that, ESPN)? Anyone else notice that when a player comes off for a sub (or after the game), they applaud their team's fans? Who besides me thinks that looks a little gay?I'm considering stopping watching soccer for that reason (although I'll watch Newcastle try to stave off relegation tomorrow [only recently did I tire of the returned applause gesture (just a wave will do IMO)]).ff
  • Shattuck: Marty Walsh, IndyCar dare us to think fast

    05/22/2015 9:51:18 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 1 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 05-22-15 | Tom Shattuck
    In 2009, the eulogy for the Boston driver rang out over City Hall Plaza. “The car is no longer king in Boston” decreed Mayor Thomas M. Menino. And with that was born an Emerald Necklace of biking and pedestrian accommodations that suffocated every major travel route in the Hub. Travel went from slowish to stoppish. Though Logan International Airport is 2.5 miles from downtown, there are days when it is quicker to get to Worcester. The Big Dig was supposed to make this better. It didn’t. Ponytailed boomers and dandified greenies preen openly, sheathed in exhibitionist spandex, as they cycle...
  • New Extra Point Rule Puts Philadelphia Eagles and Tim Tebow Ahead of the Curve

    05/22/2015 9:22:33 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 8 replies
    RantSports ^ | May 21, 2015 | Mike Gibson
    In less than two months, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly might have gone from dunce to genius for signing Tim Tebow. The quarterback nobody wanted the last two years could be the very specialist the Eagles need to beat the NFL’s new extra-point rule. For the grand Kelly scheme to work, though, Tebow would have to be activated on game day not as the third quarterback—who can only be used if one of the first two go down—but as a special teams performer. Given Tebow’s size and reputation as a football player over a quarterback, that seems reasonable enough....
  • 2015 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO - LIVE THREAD

    05/21/2015 4:36:59 PM PDT · by Chode · 14 replies
    5/21/2015 | Chode
    Circuit de Monaco - Monte Carlo First Grand Prix 1950 Number of Laps 78 Circuit Length 3.337KM Race Distance 260.286KM
  • English Premiere League Championship Sunday - What to watch for

    05/21/2015 6:04:09 AM PDT · by kevkrom · 37 replies
    self | 2015-05-21 | self
    EUROPEAN LEAGUE QUALIFYING AND RELEGATION The top 3 teams in the Barclay's Premiere League (BPL) qualify directly to UEFA Champions League group play. The BPL champions will be a seeded team in EUFA. The 4th place team qualifies for a UEFA play-in series against a club to be determined by draw among other qualifiers. The winner of the home-and-home series proceeds to UEFA group play. The 5th place team qualifies for Europa League play, entering the competition at the play-off stage. The Capital One Cup (League Cup) winner qualifies for Europa, entering at the third qualifying stage. Since the Capital...
  • Why Children Are Abandoning Baseball

    05/21/2015 5:49:56 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 144 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 20, 2015 | Brian Costa
    ...MLB faces headwinds that have been years in the making and forces that are outside its direct control. In 2002, nine million people between the ages of 7 and 17 played baseball in the U.S., according to the National Sporting Goods Association, an industry trade group. By 2013, the most recent year for which data is available, that figure had dropped by more than 41%, to 5.3 million.
  • The NFL Votes To Move Extra Point Kicks To 15-Yard Line

    05/19/2015 7:26:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | May 19, 2015 | Claudai Koerner
    Team owners voted to move the snap point back on Tuesday in an effort to make the game more challenging. They also approved changes to rules for two-point conversions.NFL owners voted Tuesday to move back extra-point kicks from the 2-yard line to the 15, as well as to allow defensive players to score on turnovers during a two-point conversion attempt. The move aimed to make the game more challenging, the Associated Press reported. According to an NFL report, extra-point kickers were successful 99.6% of the time last season, missing just five attempts out of 1,267.Play will also now continue after...
  • Penn State's Anthony Zettel Tackles a Tree Into Submission

    05/18/2015 11:59:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Ukrainian Chrisis ^ | May 18, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    Penn State teammate Jordan Dudas filmed Zettel's nature-defeating feat and posted the video to Instagram.Anthony Zettel, defensive tackle for Pennsylvania State University, put his football skills to a real-world test when he decided to tackle a tree. Teammate Jordan Dudas posted an Instagram video showing Zettel showing off his skills in the woods by tackling a tree to the ground. Zettel, who boasts the ability to throw a football 75 yards and can drive a golf ball more than 300 yards, can now add football fauna take-downs to his resume
  • Derrick Gordon transfers to Seton Hall; says 'homophobia' still prevalent

    05/18/2015 3:40:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 18, 2015 | Matt Norlander
    A historic player is going home. Derrick Gordon, who is from New Jersey, announced Sunday, on Twitter, he's decided to finish his college hoops career at Seton Hall. It will be Gordon's third school; he began at Western Kentucky, then spent the past three years at UMass. Gordon announced his intentions to transfer in late March. His move is notable because he became the first openly gay player in men's Division I hoops when he came out in the spring of 2014.
  • Russians face sanctions for disrespecting Canada

    05/18/2015 11:06:01 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 18, 2015 | Reuters
    MOSCOW - Russia will be sanctioned after their players showed a lack of respect to Canada following a 6-1 loss in the final of the world championships in Prague, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said on Monday. Most of Russia's players left the ice straight after Sunday's defeat and headed for the dressing rooms without waiting for the national anthem of Canada to be played, which goes against the etiquette of the sport.
  • Extreme Athlete Dean Potter, 2nd Man Found Dead in Yosemite National Park

    05/18/2015 7:08:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 65 replies
    Extreme athlete Dean Potter and another man were found dead Sunday in Yosemite National Park after an apparent BASE jumping accident, park officials said. Potter and Graham Hunt were jumping Saturday night from Taft Point, a 7,500-foot peak above Yosemite Valley, park spokesman Scott Gediman said.
  • Former Dolphins Kicker Garo Yepremian Passes Away

    05/17/2015 10:23:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | May 16, 2015 | Larry Walansky
    Former Miami Dolphins champion Garo Yepremian passed away at the age of 70 on Friday following a battle with cancer. Yepremian was a member of both of Miami's championship teams from 1972-73. His run in Miami was from 1970-78 and he was named to the Pro Bowl twice. The placekicker also led the league in field goal percentage three times while with Miami. Despite all his success, Yepremian is possibly best known for a mistake. During the Super Bowl in 1972, Yepremian fumbled the ball following a blocked field goal. That fumble led to a touchdown which cut Miami's lead...
  • Extreme Athlete Dean Potter Dies in BASE Jumping Accident

    05/17/2015 8:37:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    A Yosemite National Park spokesman says extreme athlete Dean Potter and another man have died in a BASE jumping accident. The spokesman says Potter and Graham Hunt died late Saturday after attempting a wingsuit flight from a 7,500-foot promontory called Taft Point.
  • Canada routs defending champ Russia 6-1 to win hockey worlds

    05/17/2015 2:36:56 PM PDT · by McGruff · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 5/17/2015 | KAREL JANICEK
    Sidney Crosby led Canada to its first hockey world championship title since 2007 Sunday with a goal and an assist in a dominant 6-1 victory over defending champion Russia in the final. In a meeting of the two most decorated teams in world championship history, Canada claimed its 25th title with another attacking display that Russia simply couldn't cope with.
  • Robert Kraft perilously close to becoming today’s Al Davis

    05/17/2015 8:48:49 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 17, 2015 | Ron Borges
    Robert Kraft isn’t quite there yet, but he’s teetering on the edge. All he needs to add is a silver-and-black jumpsuit with matching lawsuit and he’ll have become Al Davis. ​I’m sure that’s not what he aspires to. ​Kraft has always seemed a reasonable man who understood that, while he has become one of the most powerful owners in the National Football League by hard work and business intelligence, he’s also not an island unto himself but rather, as the poet John Donne put it, “a piece of the continent; a part of the main.” If he still believes that,...
  • Lou Dobbs on Roger Goodell's Failure (Deflategate)

    05/16/2015 5:19:02 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 30 replies
    Lou Dobbs ^ | 12 May 15 | Lou Dobbs
    Roger Goodell is now leading the NFL from behind, trying to preserve his job at all costs. Whether to the truth, to proportionality, to fairness and balance, or further immense cost to the NFL itself. Coercive leadership without regard to consequence, wielding power without regard for facts and truth is far more consistent with the authoritarian tone and style. That seems to have become the preferred style of liberal Washington. And I think this time Goodell has provoked a public relations battle, a legal battle that he will lose. And in losing those battles, he may well lose his job....
  • 2015 Preakness Stakes (LIVE 6:18pm ET on NBC)

    05/16/2015 2:55:40 PM PDT · by ETL · 76 replies
    DownTheStretchs.com, Preakness.com, Brisnet.com | self
    1./ American Pharoah 3/C L Victor Espinoza 126 Bob Baffert 4/5 2./ Dortmund 3/C L Martin Garcia 126 Bob Baffert 7/2 3./ Mr Z. 3/C L Corey Nakatani 126 D. Wayne Lukas 20/1 4./ Danzig Moon 3/C L Julien Leparoux 126 Mark Casse 15/1 5./ Tale of Verve 3/C L Joel Rosario 126 Dallas Stewart 30/1 6./ Bodhisattva 3/C L Trevor McCarthy 126 Jose Corrales 20/1 7./ Divining Rod 3/C L Javier Castellano 126 Arnaud Delacour 12/1 8./ Firing Line 3/C L Gary Stevens 126 Simon Callaghan 4/1
  • Lou Holtz: Undergraduate Commencement Address 2015

    05/16/2015 1:43:22 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 4 replies
    "Thank you. I'm indeed humbled and honored . . ."
  • UFC Fight Night Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber Live Event

    05/16/2015 7:19:21 AM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 47 replies
    05/6/2015 | UFC
    UFC Fight Night Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber Live Event
  • Cypriot NFL kicker Garo Yepremian dies at 70

    05/16/2015 4:16:33 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    yahoo ^ | 05.16.2015
    Cypriot native Garo Yepremian, the former NFL kicker who helped the Miami Dolphins win consecutive NFL championships but is best remembered for a Super Bowl blooper, died of cancer on Friday at the age of 70. Yepremian's wife, Maritza, said he died at a hospital in Media, Pennsylvania. His illness was diagnosed in May 2014, she said.
  • Ex-major league and Snohomish star Earl Averill Jr. dies

    05/15/2015 2:30:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 14, 2015 | Adam Jude
    Earl Averill Jr., a Snohomish High School graduate and a seven-year major league veteran, died Wednesday in Tacoma. He was 83. The Mariners scheduled a moment of silence in Averill’s honor just before the start of Thursday’s game against the Red Sox. Averill is the son of Baseball Hall of Famer Earl Averill.
  • An early look at tomorrow's Preakness Stakes

    05/15/2015 7:23:29 AM PDT · by ETL · 29 replies
    preakness.com and brisnet.com (links included) | 5/15/15 | self
    2015 Preakness Stakes Distance:One Mile And Three Sixteenths - (Dirt) Pgm PP Horse Name (L) WT. Jockey/Trainer Owner M/L Odds 1 1 American Pharoah L 126 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Zayat Stables, LLC 4-5 2 2 Dortmund L 126 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah, Inc. 7-2 3 3 Mr. Z L 126 Corey S. Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas Calumet Farm 20-1 4 4 Danzig Moon L 126 Julien R. Leparoux Mark E. Casse John C. Oxley 15-1 5 5 Tale of Verve L 126 Joel Rosario Dallas Stewart Charles E. Fipke 30-1 6 6 Bodhisattva L 126 Trevor McCarthy...
  • Team Fighting Championship: yeah, it’s insane

    05/14/2015 11:00:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    A new sport has arisen within the fighting universe in Poland: Team Fighting Championship (TFC). If you’ve ever imagined what a professional looking, all out fight between two rival gangs would look like in an arena, this is it. Two teams of five fighters are let loose in the ring, accompanied by five referees, where they punch, kick, and knee the living hell out of each other until just one team is left standing. The only major rules are that “forbid blows to the Adam’s apple, groin kicks, biting and spitting,” but there are no rules that prohibit the four...
  • Former German NFL Player: ‘American Football Is Like a Nuclear Explosion’

    05/14/2015 8:13:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | May 11, 2015 – 05:18 PM | Maik Großekathöfer and Sara Peschke
    Patrick Venzke only recently turned 40, but even though his face looks youthful, his body is ravaged. He suffers terrible backaches, his left shoulder is wrecked and he also has knee trouble. “It’s the price I paid to pursue my dream,” he says as he drags himself up the steps of a café in Essen, Germany. Venzke became the first German national to make a National Football League roster when he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in April 2001—although he was never fielded in any of the team’s games. […] After a year in Jacksonville, Venzke moved to NFL Europe,...
  • An Early Look at this Saturday's 2015 Preakness Stakes

    05/14/2015 4:30:55 PM PDT · by ETL · 10 replies
    Preakness.com and Brisnet.com (links included) | May 14, 2015 | self
    PIMLICO RACE COURSE 2015 Preakness Stakes 13th Race Distance:One Mile And Three Sixteenths - (Dirt) Conditions:For three-year-olds, $15,000 to pass the entry box, starters to pay $15,000 additional. 60% of the purse to the winner, 20% to second, 11% to third, 6% to fourth and 3% to fifth. Weight 126 pounds for Colts and Geldings, 121 pounds for Fillies. A replica of the Woodlawn Vase will be presented to the winning owner to remain his or her personal property. Program Selections:1-2-8-7 Pgm PP Horse Name (L) WT. Jockey/Trainer Owner M/L Odds 1 1 American Pharoah L 126 Victor Espinoza Bob...
  • Yough mom charged with having sex with son's teen friend after high school football game

    05/14/2015 2:01:23 PM PDT · by Rodamala · 68 replies
    WTAE.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Ashlie Hardway
    SOUTH HUNTINGDON TOWNSHIP, Pa. —A Westmoreland County woman is suspected of having sex with a 15-year-old boy at an underage drinking party at her home after a Yough High School football game and telling him to keep their encounter between them, according to a criminal complaint.Sherry Lee waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday and was ordered by District Judge Charles Moore to stand trial at a later date. She declined to comment, but her attorney said Lee is denying that anything happened with the teenage boy.Lee picked up the boy and two of his friends after the Cougars...
  • Madden NFL 16 cover: Odell Beckham Jr. makes history, beats out Gronk

    05/14/2015 9:45:03 AM PDT · by cport · 39 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 13, 2015 | Sean Wagner-McGough
    On Wednesday night, it was announced that Beckham beat out Rob Gronkowski and will be featured on Madden 16's cover. Without this catch, there's probably no way he tops Gronk in any kind of vote. SNIP So to sum up, congratulations are in order for Beckham, and if you believe in the Madden curse, be sure to congratulate Gronk for avoiding a catastrophe. Regardless of how you feel, it was somewhat disappointing to see Beckham react to the news without celebrating like he did when LeBron hit a game-winner.
  • Attorney General Maura Healey on Deflategate: NFL should focus on domestic violence, sexual assault

    05/14/2015 4:43:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    MassLive.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Brian Steele
    BOSTON – As the fallout from the Wells Report continues, Attorney General Maura Healey said the NFL should focus its attention on solving the crisis of sexual assault and domestic violence among players. The Wells Report, commissioned by the NFL after allegations the New England Patriots cheated in last season's AFC Championship Game, found it was "more probable than not" that quarterback Tom Brady knew a team employee deflated footballs in violation of the rules to try to gain an advantage.
  • Former UNC coach, assistant Bill Guthridge dies at 77

    05/13/2015 3:43:11 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 05.14.15
    The North Carolina basketball family has lost a second beloved coach in the last few months with the death of Bill Guthridge, Dean Smith's ''perfect sidekick.'' Guthridge, who was Smith's longtime assistant and later succeeded him as North Carolina's head coach, was 77. The school announced Wednesday that Guthridge died Tuesday night.
  • Yankees legend Yogi Berra celebrates 90th birthday

    05/13/2015 8:43:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 05/13/2015 | BY ERIC BARROW
    Yogi Berra may not be uttering his famous “Yogi-isms” anymore, but the Yankee icon summed up this day best years ago when he said, “I want to thank you for making this day necessary.” Lawrence Peter Berra, best known as Yogi — or Yog by his close friends — celebrated his 90th birthday on Tuesday at the New Jersey museum that bears his name, surrounded by close family and such New York baseball luminaries as Joe Torre, Ralph Branca, Willie Randolph and Mickey Rivers, to name a few. And he even received a call from former mayor Rudy Giuliani wishing...
  • Nascar SCS Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway May Sun. 24 on FOX at 7:00 PM ET

    05/13/2015 6:34:14 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 157 replies
  • EXCLUSIVE: Sex addict Tiger Woods CHEATED on ex-girlfriend Lindsey Vonn - the real reason they split

    05/12/2015 5:18:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 50 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12 May 2015 | LYCIA NAFF
    When Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn split over a week ago, the Olympic skiier posted on Facebook the explanation that 'both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart.' Daily Mail Online can now exclusively reveal that during one of those 'times apart' Tiger cheated on Lindsey - with a 'faceless, nameless woman', a friend reveals. 'He had a relapse in the sex department,' a close friend reveals to Daily Mail Online. 'Lindsey found out about women again. Always while he's on the road. Just like when he was with Elin.' It was...
  • In return to Camden Yards, team and fans agree 'it's just nice to be home'

    05/12/2015 5:00:21 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 11, 2015 | Peter Schmuck
    Technically, they don't have homecoming games in baseball, but the Orioles had been away so long — and under such strange circumstances — that the concept was hard to resist. So, the Orioles took the field in brand-new "Baltimore" home jerseys and five randomly-selected fans from Baltimore City threw out five ceremonial first pitches before the start of Monday night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • Yogi Berra at 90: Quips and quotes from a Yankees icon

    05/12/2015 3:03:32 PM PDT · by TBP · 34 replies
    USA Today | May 12, 2015 | Josh Peter
    Happy 90th birthday to the great Yogi Berra, Hall of Famer player, coach, and manager, wit and occasional philosopher. Unfortunately, since USA Today is Gannett, link only. Doesn't mean I can't comment.
  • 10 REASONS WHY AN APPEAL OVERTURNS TOM BRADY’S SUSPENSION

    05/12/2015 9:09:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5-12-2015 | DANIEL J. FLYNN
    Here are the top-ten reasons why an honest and impartial arbiter will toss the suspension: #10. Ted Wells Judges 100 Seconds Enough Time to Deflate Balls But 13 Minutes Not Long Enough for Refs to Test Balls? #9 Wells Report Labels Texts Undermining Case a ‘Joke,’ Texts Buttressing Case Dead Serious #8. Ted Wells Doesn’t Really Know the Pregame Pressure Levels #7 After Relying on Walt Anderson’s ‘Best Recollection,’ Wells Disregards It #6. The Refs and Their Gauges Fluctuated Greatly #5 The NFL Doesn’t Punish for Ball Tampering #4. Wells Report Misleadingly Says Pats Shielded Ball Handler from Follow-Up Interview...
  • Disgraced sex addict Tiger Woods CHEATED on ex-girlfriend Lindsey Vonn - the real reason they split

    05/12/2015 7:34:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2015 | Lycia Naff
    When Tiger Woods and Lindsay Vonn split over a week ago, the Olympic skiier posted on Facebook the explanation that 'both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart.' Daily Mail Online can now exclusively reveal that during one of those 'times apart' Tiger cheated on Lindsay - with a 'faceless, nameless woman', a friend reveals. 'He had a relapse in the sex department,' a close friend reveals to Daily Mail Online. 'Lindsey found out about women again. Always while he's on the road. Just like when he was with Elin.'
  • Army hero slams ‘greed’ of New York Jets for being paid to salute troops at home games

    05/12/2015 5:52:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 12, 2015 | Eli Rosenberg, Seth Walder, Bill Hutchinson
    It all boils down to Gang Greed. That was how a hero soldier honored by the Jets reacted to news that the team and 13 other NFL franchises were paid by the National Guard and the Department of Defense to salute the troops at home games.
  • Kalashnikov unveiling modernized AK-47

    05/11/2015 9:23:40 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | May 7, 2015 | Richard Tomkins
    MOSCOW, May 7 (UPI) -- A newly modernized AK-47 assault rifle is being debuted in Russia this weekend by its maker, Kalashnikov Concern. The upgraded weapon features a universal kit, with increased firing capabilities within a range of 300 yards in all weather conditions, an upgrade to the rifle's stock and receiver cover, a modernized handguard and forearm units, a new belt, the translator-fuse and ergonomic grip fire control.
  • Sea Lion Bunks With Sleeping San Diego Sailor

    05/11/2015 8:56:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    A noisy stowaway woke Michael Duffy as he was docked at the San Diego Yacht Club on Saturday. The San Diego sailor woke in the middle of the night to sneezing, but didn’t think much of it and went back to sleep. He woke the next morning at 6 to a curious sea lion asleep on a bunk bed in his sailboat. In adorable video captured by Duffy, you can hear him urging the sea lion, “You gotta go, buddy” as he nudged the animal out of the boat. Once the two got to the dock, Duffy had to nudge...
  • Your Team Cheats* * The definitive guide to NFL cheating

    05/11/2015 3:04:40 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 71 replies
    So you think there's only one NFL team that cheats? You're wrong. All 32 NFL teams cheat. Yup, even your favorite team is a dirty cheater, but since they are not that good, nobody really cares.
  • Tom Brady suspended without pay for 4 games of regular season

    05/11/2015 2:48:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 101 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05.11.15
    The National Football League suspended New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for four regular season games without pay "for conduct detrimental to the integrity of the NFL," the league announced Monday afternoon. The league also announced that the team—which won the Super Bowl earlier this year—would be fined $1 million and forced to forfeit its first-round pick in the 2016 draft and its fourth-round selection in the 2017 draft.
  • The Bigoted, Jew-Ranting Oriole Whom the Media Ignores

    05/11/2015 11:55:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 9, 2015 | Phil Mushnick
    For sustaining evidence of a world gone nuts with the media’s steady, selective and frightened compliance, there’s Delmon Young — now with the Orioles, who spent the week here playing the Mets, then Yankees. But first the lasting legacy of John Rocker — the big, white, not too bright Braves pitcher quoted in Sports Illustrated making bigoted, ethnic and racist remarks about NYC’s inhabitants. Though he broke no laws or jaws, Rocker, at 24, became a national symbol of hate, a pariah, too. On TV, radio and in print — “Saturday Night Live” to “The CBS Evening News with Dan...
  • Super Bowl XLIX Championship Ring has been leaked.

    05/10/2015 6:44:54 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 11 replies
  • New Owner Steve Ballmer Goes Nuts After Clippers’ Last-Second Series Win Over Spurs(Video)

    05/10/2015 5:40:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Total Sports ^ | 05/03/2015 | Joseph On
    Businessman and Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is known for his passionate outbursts in all spheres of his life, including the success of his team. So after last night’s incredibly exciting buzzer-beating game-winning shot by the Clippers’ Chris Paul, he Ballmered out all over the place – surprising no one, but delighting everyone (except for Spurs fans).You can’t really blame Steve Ballmer for reacting as he did. Even fans who don’t have any financial interest in the LA Clippers were probably losing their minds after Chris Paul took the game away from the Spurs with just a single second...
  • Rickie Fowler delivers major performance to win Players

    05/10/2015 5:31:30 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 17 replies
    news observer ^ | 5-10-15 | Doug Ferguson
    There was nothing overrated about Rickie Fowler at The Players Championship. Criticized this week by his peers as an underachiever, Fowler answered with the greatest finish in the 34-year history at the TPC Sawgrass. He rallied from a five-shot deficit on the back nine by playing the final six holes in 6-under par. In a three-hole playoff, he took on every shot. And he made birdie from inside 6 feet three times Sunday on the island-green 17th. Rickie Fowler hits from the sixth tee during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Ponte...
  • Here we go again: Should the National League have a DH?

    05/10/2015 3:35:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | May 8, 2015 | Shaun Ranft
    In the world of baseball, debate of the universal designated hitter rages on. For stretches at a time that argument lies dormant, but then something happens—like Adam Wainwright tearing his left Achilles tendon during an at-bat. Suddenly that question is brought to the forefront again, and generally the views are mixed. Some managers, like Brad Ausmus, prefer the strategic side of the NL, while others, like Terry Francona, don’t think we should overreact to the rules because of one injury. Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is adamant about the NL adopting the DH rule while Wainwright—the pitcher whose injury has...
  • Is It Time For MLB To Go Tobacco-Free?

    05/10/2015 2:39:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | May 9, 2015 | Becki Schildhouse
    One California city is trying to make it happenOn the day “Mr. Padre” Tony Gwynn should be celebrating his 55th birthday, I was thinking of the best way to pay tribute to the greatest sports figure our city has called our own. While it won’t happen today, I think the best thing we can do in his memory is make sure his death teaches us a lesson and ban tobacco in Major League Baseball. Gwynn passed away June 16, 2014 from salivary gland cancer he believes was the result of being a longtime tobacco chewer. Gwynn began his cancer battle...
  • UFC Fight Night 65: Miocic vs. Hunt Live Thread

    05/09/2015 6:49:32 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 35 replies
    UFC | 05/09/2015
    UFC Fight Night 65: Miocic VS Hunt Here's what's left for tonight: Main Card (UFC Fight Pass) (8pm PT/ 11pm ET/ 4am UK) 265lbs- Mark Hunt (10-9-1) vs. Stipe Miocic (12-1) 185lbs- Brad Tavares (13-3) vs. Robert Whittaker (13-4) 205lbs- Sean O’Connell (16-6) vs. Anthony Perosh (15-8) 155lbs- Jake Matthews (8-0) vs. James Vick (7-0) Preliminary Bouts (UFC Fight Pass) 4:45pm PT/ 7:45pm ET/ 12:45am UK 145lbs- Hatsu Hioki (27-8-2) vs. Daniel Hooker (11-5) 170lbs- Kyle Noke (20-7-1) vs. Andreas Stahl (9-1)