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  • Tragic story of boxer driven to death after being battered with ‘cement’ lined gloves

    11/20/2018 5:52:27 PM PST · by lowbridge · 12 replies ^ | August 16, 2017 | George Mills
    ON June 16 1983, promising boxer Billy Collins stepped into the ring to face Luis Resto in a fight that would go down in history for all the wrong reasons. Collins, a 14-0 prodigy promoted by the legendary Bob Arum at the time, was fancied to beat Resto – a plucky Puerto Rican who some thought was capable of an upset when the pair met at Madison Square Garden in New York. Touted as the co-main feature before Roberto Duran’s headline fight with Davey Moore, the pair put on a spectacular display of boxing over 10 rounds. Despite entering into...
  • College Football Playoff Rankings: November 20, 2018: Week 12

    11/20/2018 5:33:38 PM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    College Football Playoff ^ | November 20, 2018 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: 'Bama 2: Clemson 3: Notre Dame 4: Michigan 5: UGa 6: Oklahoma 7: LSU 8: Wazzu 9: UCF 10: THE Ohio State University
  • Chiefs-Rams O/U total of 105 a big loss for Las Vegas

    11/20/2018 7:58:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 20, 2018 | Ben Fawkes
    Sportsbooks set the total for Monday night's matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams at an astronomical 64 -- and the two teams blew past that by 41 points. Michael Grodsky, spokesperson for William Hill, which has 108 sportsbooks in Nevada, told ESPN the game was a "healthy seven-figure loss" for the book, with 69 percent of customers betting the over. The game had opened and closed at 64, the highest over/under in an NFL game since at least 1986, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
  • Woman Completes Marathon a Month After Getting Stung 500 Times on Training Run

    11/19/2018 9:01:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 19, 2018 | Andrew Dawson
    Jessica Turnbow was on mile 16 of her 19-mile training run for her first 26.2 at the Las Vegas Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon when a bee buzzed by her ear along the canal path in Chandler, Arizona. The canal paths were one of her favorite running routes, and she ran there often, even passing that spot just five minutes prior before she turned around to finish her run. The bee was persistent. Because of that distraction, and someone cutting grass nearby, she wasn’t able to see the swarm of bees around her. “Before I could even think, I had a...
  • Horrible F3 Macau GP Crash

    11/19/2018 8:03:50 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 59 replies
    Youtube ^ | 18 Nov, 2018 | Il Polemista Misterioso
    Teenage driver Sophia Floersch will undergo surgery for a spinal fracture after a spectacular airborne crash in the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix on Sunday. The 17-year-old German tweeted: "Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into Surgery tomorrow (Monday) morning ... Update soon."
  • Arkansas suspends 2 starters for reportedly flirting with Mississippi State cheerleaders

    11/19/2018 5:24:11 PM PST · by C19fan · 61 replies
    MSN ^ | November 19, 2018 | Arthur Weinstein
    Arkansas has suspended two starting defensive backs for reportedly flirting with Mississippi State cheerleaders before the Razorbacks' 52-6 loss Saturday. Razorbacks coach Chad Morris announced the suspensions Monday at his media conference, citing "unacceptable behavior."
  • Redskins QB Alex Smith breaks two bones in leg against Texans

    11/19/2018 6:30:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/19/2018 8:12 AM CT | John Keim ESPN Staff Writer
    LANDOVER, Md. -- As Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith lay on the ground Sunday, his teammates knew one thing: His season was over. They saw his ankle bent at an awkward angle. They witnessed the pain on his face. So they took a knee and prayed. They waited for him to be loaded onto a cart and then walked over -- every one of them -- to wish him well. Even most of the Houston Texans' bench walked over to the cart. Smith, 34, broke both the fibula and tibia in his right leg on a third-quarter sack and underwent...
  • AP Poll Week 13 Top 25: Oklahoma, Washington State, UCF Up The Board... West Virginia's Loss

    11/18/2018 8:33:01 PM PST · by blam · 74 replies
    Chat Sports ^ | 11-18-2018 | Mitchell Renz
    Week 12 of the college football season is in the books and the new AP Top 25 Poll has been released. We've got all 25 teams listed below in order. Alabama remains #1 after taking care of Citadel 50-17. The only team to lose in the top 10 was #7 West Virginia on the road to Oklahoma State. Here is the full AP Top 25 rankings: 1. Alabama Crimson Tide (11-0) 2. Clemson Tigers (11-0) 3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-0) 4. Michigan Wolverines (10-1) 5. Georgia Bulldogs (10-1) 6. Oklahoma Sooners (10-1) 7. Washington State (10-1) 8. Central Florida...
  • Alex Smith suffers Joe Thiesmann-esque leg injury 33 years to the day of Lawrence Taylor's tackle

    11/18/2018 3:33:17 PM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 18, 2018 | Blake Shuster
    Washington quarterback Alex Smith suffered a season-ending leg injury against the Houston Texans on Sunday. Smith was dropping back to pass in the second half when he was taken down awkwardly by Kareem Jackson and J.J. Watt. Under the weight of both defenders, Smith’s right leg crumbled, leaving him in a heap on the field.
  • Official: Kansas hires ex-LSU coach Les Miles

    11/18/2018 12:28:33 PM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 18, 2018 | Nick Bromberg
    Les Miles to Kansas has become a reality. The Jayhawks announced Sunday that is has hired Miles as the replacement for head football coach David Beaty, who will be let go at the end of the season. “Since the beginning of our search, we focused on identifying and recruiting an experienced head coach with a strong track record of success on and off the field,” KU athletic director Jeff Long said. “Les Miles is exactly what we need for our program right now. His national reputation as a great recruiter and as a coach who student-athletes love playing for will...
  • Colorado fires 2016 Coach of Year MacIntyre after 6 straight losses

    11/18/2018 12:15:07 PM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    AP ^ | November 18, 2018 | Arnie Melendrez Stapleton
    Colorado has fired coach Mike MacIntyre on Sunday with the Buffaloes on a six-game losing streak in his sixth season at the school, and two years after he won AP coach of the year. Athletic director Rick George said in a statement he informed MacIntyre that the coach would not return and then met with the coaching staff and players. George said he will name an interim head coach for Colorado's final game against California on Saturday. MacIntyre is due about $10 million from the five-year extension he signed after the 2016 season, when he was voted AP college football...
  • NASCAR to crown Cup Series champion at season finale

    11/18/2018 8:57:42 AM PST · by McGruff · 24 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 11/18/2018
    NASCAR’s Cup Series champion will be decided Sunday when title contenders Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. take the green flag at the season finale. The highest finisher among the four at Homestead-Miami Speedway will earn the trophy. The other 36 drivers in the 40-car field are likely to stay mostly out of the way. Busch is the 2015 champion and has momentum from winning last week at Phoenix. He also has the most coveted pit stall thanks to a controversial decision Saturday.
  • Browns want to interview Condoleezza Rice for head-coaching job

    11/18/2018 7:51:05 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 18, 2018 | Adam Schefter
    Browns general manager John Dorsey said last week that he was opening to hiring a woman as Cleveland's next head coach, and there is one prominent name on the team's wish list to interview. The Browns would like to interview former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for their head-coaching job, a league source tells ESPN. If the Browns follow through on it, Rice would become the first woman ever to interview for an NFL head-coaching job. Cleveland's interest in interviewing Rice comes at a time when women recently have moved into decision-making roles in men's professional sports. The Spurs hired...
  • 10 [College Football] takeaways: Clay Helton's seat is white-hot and he's out of answers [tr]

    11/18/2018 5:13:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 18, 2018 | Pete Thamel
    The clip flittered out on Twitter on Saturday evening, and perhaps best summed up the conundrum facing USC athletic director Lynn Swann the next few weeks. A group of UCLA fans, sounding drunk on a bit more than an upset victory, began a sing-song chant that will send chills through the spines of USC administrators: “Keep Clay Helton, clap clap, clap clap clap. Keep Clay Helton…” That’s the latest sign of how much things have gone off the rails for the Trojans, who managed to somehow thrust the Los Angeles recruiting momentum cross town to Chip Kelly and 3-8 UCLA....
  • NFL’s ‘Heidi” Game Remembered, Changed Pro Football TV Rules

    11/17/2018 6:10:12 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11-17-2018
    Today marks the 50th anniversary of a moment that forever changed television coverage of the National Football League – it is the anniversary of the infamous “Heidi Game.” The contest pitted the New York Jets against the Oakland Raiders, two bitter rivals in the American Football League, the upstart league in the pre-NFL merger era. The Jets, led by quarterback Joe Namath, took a 32-29 lead in the hard-fought game with less than a minute to play. That’s when trouble ensued. NBC-TV, which was televising the game, had scheduled a presentation of Heidi, the tale of a young girl’s adventures...
  • TRAGIC: Frequent Finebaum caller and Auburn super fan Tammy Bullard killed in crash

    11/16/2018 5:03:52 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 8 replies
    WRBL.COM ^ | 11/16/2018 | Elizabeth White
    TALLADEGA COUNTY, Ala. - Law Enforcement sources tell News 3 that Tammy Renae Bullard, a long-time and frequent caller into the popular sports call-in program, "The Paul Finebaum Show," was killed in a vehicle crash Friday in Talladega County. The crash happened along Hwy. 280 between Merkel Mountain and Old Sylacauga Hwy. south of Childersburg. Bullard was a popular fixture on "The Paul Finebaum Show," from its origins in the 1990'a as a Birmingham-based statewide radio broadcast to its current run as part of ESPN's SEC TV Network.
  • Baseball Memorabilia Collectors Gather At Democrat Hqs

    11/16/2018 3:18:04 PM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 13 replies
    Numerous Secret Agents | 11/16/2018 | blueunicorn6
    Hundreds of baseball memorabilia collectors gathered today at Democrat Headquarters in an attempt to purchase some old artifacts. “We heard that the Democrats had a collection of old bats”, said collector Bill de Baseballio. “Some of them may have pine tar on them because they are kind of slippery, but they’ll clean right up if you take a belt sander to them.” One of the old bats sought after was a Hillary Hickory. It never came close to any balls, but was handy for destroying computer memories. Another old bat that many searched for was the Mad Maxine Waters. There...
  • Super Bowl 39 - This video was shot 13 + years ago.

    11/16/2018 10:02:58 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/6/2005 | espn
  • Plenty of people were ready to see Mike McCarthy fired after Packers' loss to Seahawks

    11/16/2018 6:39:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 16, 2018 | Jack Baer
    By nearly all accounts, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy had a brutal game on Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks. Whether it was failing to mount a challenge against Tyler Lockett’s “catch,” giving budding star Aaron Jones only six touches in the second half, some adventurous timeout management or the decision to punt 4th and 2 on Green Bay’s final possession, McCarthy’s detractors had plenty to point to as the Packers lost 27-24 and fell to 4-5-1.
  • NFL LIVE THREAD: Week 11

    11/15/2018 4:33:00 PM PST · by Impy · 72 replies
    NFL LIVE THREAD Week 11 THURSDAY, NOV 15, 2018 (All Times Eastern) Green Bay at Seattle 8:20 pm NFLN/Fox CenturyLink Field SUNDAY, NOV 18, 2018 Houston at Washington 1:00 pm CBS FedEx Field Pittsburgh at Jacksonville 1:00 pm CBS EverBank Field Tennessee at Indianapolis 1:00 pm CBS Lucas Oil Stadium Dallas at Atlanta 1:00 pm FOX Mercedes-Benz Stadium Tampa Bay at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm FOX MetLife Stadium Cincinnati at Baltimore 1:00 pm CBS M&T Bank Stadium Carolina at Detroit 1:00 pm FOX Ford Field Denver at L.A. Chargers 4:05 pm CBS StubHub Center Oakland at Arizona 4:05 pm CBS...