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  • A League Ahead: Inside the Big Ten's return to the top of college football

    12/07/2016 10:23:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    SI ^ | December 7, 2016 | Michael Rosenberg
    If history is written by the victors, then the story of the 2012 Big Ten championship game should be written by nobody. It was not much of a game, it should not have decided a championship, and it made the proud Big Ten look like it was selling fake Rolexes in a dark alley. The game was supposed to pit the champions of the self-importantly-named Legends and Leaders divisions. But the Leaders' leader, undefeated Ohio State, was ineligible because of NCAA violations. So was second-place Penn State. That left third-place Wisconsin—which went 4–4 in the league—to face Legends champion Nebraska.
  • Florida Marathon Runner Gets Lost, Goes Missing for 12 Hours

    12/06/2016 2:43:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Melissa Kitcher ended up six to seven miles off course — with no phoneMelissa Kitcher had full intentions of completing her first half-marathon Sunday, but it's safe to say she pictured it ending a little bit differently. Kitcher went missing for nearly 12 hours after running off the trail during the Trail Hog Half-Marathon at the Carlton Reserve near Venice in Sarasota County, Florida. "I kept thinking to myself, 'Wow, how do people run these trails? I can't even walk them,'" she said. "When I hit the power lines I said, 'Yes I'm definitely way off course. I'm lost.'" But...
  • Jets turn themselves into a total embarrassment on 'Monday Night Football'

    12/06/2016 4:42:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 5, 2016 | Frank Schwab
    After the third play of the game, a third-down incompletion from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, New York Jets fans started loudly booing. It’s like they knew what was coming and were warming up early. NFL players and coaches bristle whenever the word “quit” is brought up. But if what we saw on Monday night in a 41-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts was the Jets actually trying, they’re even worse than we thought.
  • NFL Live Thread Week 14

    12/06/2016 2:15:49 AM PST · by Bender2 · 24 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Thread Week 14 Thursday, Dec. 8 8:25 p.m. ET Raiders at Chiefs Sunday, Dec. 11 1 p.m. ET Steelers at Bills 1 p.m. ET Broncos at Titans 1 p.m. ET Saints at Buccaneers 1 p.m. ET Redskins at Eagles 1 p.m. ET Cardinals at Dolphins 1 p.m. ET Chargers at Panthers 1 p.m. ET Bengals at Browns 1 p.m. ET Bears at Lions 1 p.m. ET Texans at Colts 1 p.m. ET Vikings at Jaguars 4:05 p.m. ET Jets at 49ers 4:25 p.m. ET Falcons at Rams 4:25 p.m. ET Seahawks at Packers 8:30 p.m. ET Cowboys at...
  • Sources: LeBron James Among Cavs Not Staying at Donald Trump-Branded Hotel in New York

    12/05/2016 8:34:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/5 | Dave McMenamin
    A group of Cleveland Cavaliers players have been excused from staying at the team's planned accommodations, the Trump SoHo hotel in lower Manhattan, when the defending champions visit New York City this week to play the New York Knicks, multiple team sources told Other members of the team's traveling party will stay at the 46-story luxury building opened in 2010 and branded through a licensing agreement with President-elect Donald Trump, as the Cavs have a contract with the establishment. LeBron James is included in the faction of players who will not be staying at the Trump SoHo, according to...
  • Colts' Frank Gore Passes Tony Dorsett for Eighth on Rushing List

    12/05/2016 7:21:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/5
    Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore is now eighth on the NFL's all-time rushing list. Gore moved ahead of Tony Dorsett for eighth place when he gained 19 yards on a run off tackle in the second quarter of Monday's game against the New York Jets. Dorsett is the seventh player that the 33-year-old Gore has passed on the all-time rushing list this season.
  • Jeb’s New Consulting Job Is With A Fantasy Sports Law Firm

    12/05/2016 10:45:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies ^ | Dec. 5, 2016 | Thomas Phippen
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has a new consulting job less than a year after he ended his presidential campaign. Bush “will act as a strategic consultant” for the law firm Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney and its clients. Clients include several large pharmaceutical companies, energy companies, sugar advocacy groups and fantasy sports giant DraftKings. The firm announced Bush’s hire in a statement to the Tampa Bay Times. “Those of us who have had the pleasure of working with the Governor in the past now have the opportunity to do so again, and those who haven’t can look forward to...
  • Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson

    12/04/2016 10:52:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 169 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 4, 2016 | RALPH D. RUSSO
    Alabama will play Washington and Ohio State is set to face Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals. The selection committee stayed with the same top four Sunday as it had going into championship weekend, leaving out No. 5 Penn State even though the Nittany Lions won the Big Ten title game and beat Ohio State earlier in the season.
  • Report: Kaepernick to opt out of contract, become free agent

    12/04/2016 3:31:02 PM PST · by ColdOne · 94 replies ^ | 12/4/16 | Larry Brown Sports
    Colin Kaepernick is reportedly planning to opt out of his contract after the 2016 season and become a free agent. Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers agreed to a restructured contract earlier in the year, and the new deal includes a player option for 2017 and a guarantee that the Niners cannot use the franchise tag on him. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Kaepernick will void the deal, though he could end up returning to San Francisco.
  • Watson, Clemson claim ACC title and await playoff berth

    12/04/2016 5:19:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    AP ^ | December 4, 2016 | Fred Goodall
    Deshaun Watson's mission is not over. The Heisman Trophy hopeful and third-ranked Clemson Tigers are ready to return to the College Football Playoff and try to resolve some unfinished business from last season. Watson bolstered his candidacy for the sport's biggest individual award by passing for three touchdowns and running for two more to lead the Tigers (12-1, No. 3 CFP) a 42-35 victory over No. 19 Virginia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game Saturday night.
  • American football could fall like the gladiators of ancient Rome

    12/03/2016 10:57:12 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 102 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 3, 2016 | Mary Pilon
    When I called my father back home in Oregon on a recent Sunday, he rattled off his thoughts about the election, the health of his two dogs and queries about holiday plans. But, as the child of a sports-loving house (Go, Ducks!), I was most surprised by what my dad wasn’t talking about on Sunday — football. He’s not alone in his waning interest. This season, ratings for professional football are down 27 percent across all of the major networks: ESPN, Fox, NBC and CBS, according Forbes. The decline in the ratings underscores a bigger truth that no one wants...
  • (Vanity) Penn State Big Ten Champs ! ! !

    12/03/2016 8:38:17 PM PST · by tomkat · 90 replies
    Vanity ^ | self
    We did It ! ! ! I'm going to bed but just HAD to post this ! ! !
  • UFC: TUF Finale 24: Live thread, Flyweight Championship

    12/03/2016 5:32:12 PM PST · by Impy · 7 replies
    On Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports go, prelims on now Pretty Good Card Mighty Mouse Johnson defends his title in the main event against Tim Elliot. Co-main is Joseph Benavidez vs. Henry Cejudo Also a Bellator card on Spike TV at the top of the hour
  • SEC Title down, National Championship to go

    12/03/2016 4:55:28 PM PST · by 6ppc · 37 replies ^ | 12/3/2016 |
    Defense and special teams set the tone; Alabama set the table for a two-game playoff run after a 54-16 SEC Championship Game win over Florida, as the Tide makes a bid for a 17th national title.
  • Diving Legend Sammy Lee Passes Away At Age 96

    12/03/2016 3:12:55 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Swimming World ^ | December 3, 2016
    USA Olympic legend Dr. Sammy Lee – 1948 and 1952 Olympic Gold medalist – passed away on December 2nd, at age of 96, due to pneumonia. He was a true giant in the sport of Olympic diving... At the 1948 Summer Games in London, England, Lee earned a bronze medal in the 3-meter springboard and a gold medal in 10-meter platform diving events. Four years later, he won the gold medal in the 10-meter platform competition at Helsinki, Finland...
  • Is Colin Kaepernick moving to New York? Controversial quarterback buys Manhattan condo [tr]

    12/03/2016 3:15:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 3, 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has purchased a $3.21million condominium in Manhattan. Kaepernick, who recently put his San Jose, California home up on the market, bought a 1,733 sq ft unit with two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms.  The apartment building in TriBeCa also features oversized windows, a whirlpool tub in the master bathroom and vaulted ceilings.
  • No. 4 Washington beats No. 9 Colorado 41-10 for Pac-12 title

    12/03/2016 2:06:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    AP ^ | December 3, 2016 | Josh Dubow
    Washington's opportunistic defense and dominant running game most likely ended any debate about whether the Huskies' weak nonconference schedule would keep them out of the College Football Playoff. Taylor Rapp returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown and Myles Gaskin ran for 159 yards to help No. 4 Washington strengthen its case for a playoff berth with a 41-10 victory over No. 9 Colorado in the Pac-12 championship game Friday night.
  • National Day Camel Marathon to take place in Dubai on Saturday

    12/03/2016 12:00:40 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, December 02, 2016
    The National Day Camel Marathon in the UAE, organised by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre, HHC, in cooperation with Dubai Camel Racing Club, will take place on Saturday, 3rd December, at Dubai International Endurance City, Saih Al Salam. The Camel Marathon is part of the on-going 45th National Day celebrations. Speaking on the occasion, Souad Ibrahim Darwish, Director of Championships at HHC, said, "Camel racing is one of the most enduring and centuries-old traditional sports in the UAE. Following the success of the inaugural event last year, we have renamed the race as the National Day Camel Marathon since...
  • Nico Rosberg announces retirement from F1 with immediate effect

    12/02/2016 9:16:27 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 28 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 2 Dec, 2016 | Luke Smith
    Nico Rosberg has announced his retirement from Formula 1 with immediate effect following his World Championship victory in Abu Dhabi last weekend. Rosberg, 31, edged out Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton for his maiden F1 title by five points through the 2016 season, emulating his father, Keke, who won the title in 1982. Rosberg signed a new contract with Mercedes last spring, but ahead of Friday’s FIA prizegiving in Vienna, the German announced in a press conference that he would be retiring from F1 with immediate effect. “When I won the race in Suzuka, from the moment when the destiny of...
  • Must Read: Retired Marine Destroys NFL Players Who Disrespect America’s VETERANS

    12/02/2016 4:44:20 PM PST · by rey · 13 replies
    Political insider ^ | Col Jeffery Powers USMC
    A retired Marine Colonel’s open letter to the commissioner of the NFL about recent protests of the national anthem is going viral. The Marine thoroughly and consistently destroyed Roger Goodell for lacking the “moral courage and respect” it takes to do something about players disrespecting our military heroes by sitting down during the national anthem.
  • Gainesville bar to offer free shots for every Gator score vs. Alabama

    12/02/2016 4:21:42 PM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 2, 2016 | Nick Bromberg
    If you’re confident Florida will score against Alabama in the SEC Championship Game, there’s a bar in Gainesville where you can drink some free alcohol. According to the Alligator, Florida’s student newspaper, the 101 Cantina will offer free shots for every time Florida scores on the Tide. Alabama is a 24-point favorite in the SEC Championship Game rematch.
  • Snoop Dogg slams Colin Kaepernick for Castro praise, says choose between football, revolution

    12/02/2016 2:14:59 PM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies ^ | 12/2/16 | foxnews
    Snoop Dogg just put Colin Kaepernick in his dog house, calling the San Francisco 49ers quarterback a hypocrite for protesting social injustice while praising late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and advising he choose between football and his ongoing National Anthem protest. ADVERTISEMENT "He's sort of kind of hypocritical in so many words because he's pushing this, but at the same time he’s giving credit for this and this is the same abuse that [Cubans] been taking" the rapper said on Fox Sports 1's "Undisputed." Snoop Dogg added, "So it makes you hypocritical to be able to speak on this topic...
  • Browns Corner The Market On Cheapest NFL Tickets [$5 tickets on secondary market]

    12/02/2016 4:39:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    The Post Game ^ | December 1, 2016 | Jill R. Dodson
    A large latte. A McPick 2. Two gallons of gas. Yes, the cost of a ticket to a Cleveland Browns game isn't any more than say, a cup of coffee, a fast-food lunch or fuel to drive about 50 miles. For fans of the Browns, who are dangerously close to becoming the second team in NFL history to go 0-16 in a single season, tickets for the team's last two home games are so cheap, it's hard to think of a reason not to go. Other than misery.
  • Chargers expected to exercise option for L.A. move, sources say

    12/02/2016 2:27:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 1, 2016 | Eric D. Williams
    Barring a miracle, the San Diego Chargers are expected to exercise the team's option to move to Los Angeles in 2017, sources told ESPN's Jim Trotter. During the NFL owners meetings in January, in which the league approved the relocation of the Rams to Los Angeles, the Chargers were granted the option to relocate to L.A. with a deadline of Jan. 15, 2017.
  • Former NFL and John Curtis HS player Joe McKnight killed in apparent road rage shooting

    12/01/2016 7:30:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies ^ | December 1, 2016 | Staff
    TERRYTOWN, LA (WVUE) - Former John Curtis and NFL player Joe McKnight was killed Thursday in a possible road rage shooting at a busy Terrytown intersection, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said it happened just after 3 p.m. at the corner of Behrman Highway and Holmes Boulevard. Two lanes of the roadway were shut down for several hours following the shooting. Multiple witnesses said a man in an Infiniti sedan pulled the victim from his Audi and shot him multiple times after a verbal altercation. Witnesses said the shooter then waited for police...
  • Key cause of Parkinson's disease can be treated

    12/01/2016 2:24:42 PM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | December 1, 2016 | Provided by: University of New South Wales
    A new Australian study that models the early stages of Parkinson's disease has given researchers insight into its causes and a possible treatment. "We've shown how inflammation within the brain is related to the development of Parkinson's disease, and we've identified a potential mechanism that can prevent this inflammation," says lead author Dr Nic Dzamko, a NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship holder in the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW in Sydney. "This is the result of four years' worth of work, and we're really excited by the outcomes. It offers hope and introduces a new target for therapeutic research, which we're...
  • Thursday Night Breakdown: Cowboys, Riding Win Streak, Face Vikings

    12/01/2016 11:09:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 71 replies ^ | November 30, 2016 8:57 AM | By Danny Cox
    It’s been a rather strange 2016 season in the NFL. Teams expected to be among the top contenders (Colts and Packers) are fighting for their playoff lives, while teams not expected to do much (Raiders and Cowboys) sit atop their divisions and look to secure home-field advantage. Such unpredictability helps make the NFL exciting and fun each year. Two playoff contenders, the Cowboys and Vikings, will battle it out on Thursday Night Football this week. The Cowboys own the NFC East with the best record in the NFL (10-1). They’re also riding a 10-game winning streak thanks to rookie quarterback...
  • ‘I’m Not a Criminal!’: Two NFL Players, One Name, One Nightmare

    11/30/2016 2:57:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 30, 2016 | Mark W. Sanchez
    Will Allen pleaded guilty last week in a $35 million Ponzi scheme, in which the former NFL player handed out fraudulent loans to professional athletes. For the other football-playing Will Allen, this was a recurring nightmare. Willie James Allen is a journeyman defensive back, currently a free agent, who played in 2014 and 2015 with Pittsburgh. Will D. Allen, a former cornerback who spent 2001 through 2005 with the Giants, is awaiting sentencing for a money-laundering scam. Confusion over which was the guilty party extended to media outlets all over — including ESPN, at which Willie James Allen lashed out...
  • John Cena Is A Total Hypocrite And Owes Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson An Apology

    11/30/2016 9:44:36 AM PST · by drewh · 10 replies
    Latino Review ^ | 11/29/116 | Mario Robles
    <p>It amused me to no end when the feud between John Cena and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson got real personal a few years ago. While much of it was obviously scripted, like everything else in the WWE, there was definite tension and real-life animosity there. One of the central sticking points of the feud, which seemed to come directly from Cena's true feelings, was that Johnson had betrayed the WWE and its fans by crossing over into Hollywood and leaving them behind. Cena would constantly say he'd never leave and that the WWE Universe was his life. And yet look at Cena now...The wrestler, and longtime focal point of Vince McMahon's promotion, has been slipping away an awful lot these last few years in order to film other non-wrestling projects.</p>
  • College Football Playoff Rankings: Nov 29, 2016

    11/30/2016 3:54:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    College Football Playoff ^ | November 29, 2016 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: 'Bama2: THE Ohio State University3: Clemson4: Washington5: Michigan6: Wisconsin7: Penn State8: Colorado9: Oklahoma10: Okie State
  • NFL Live Thread Week 13

    11/28/2016 9:56:20 PM PST · by Bender2 · 85 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Thread Week 13 Thursday, Dec. 1 8:25 p.m. ET Cowboys at Vikings Sunday, Dec. 4 1 p.m. ET Chiefs at Falcons 1 p.m. ET Lions at Saints 1 p.m. ET Rams at Patriots 1 p.m. ET Broncos at Jaguars 1 p.m. ET Texans at Packers 1 p.m. ET Eagles at Bengals 1 p.m. ET Dolphins at Ravens 1 p.m. ET 49ers at Bears 4:05 p.m. ET Bills at Raiders 4:25 p.m. ET Giants at Steelers 4:25 p.m. ET Redskins at Cardinals 4:25 p.m. ET Buccaneers at Chargers 8:30 p.m. ET Panthers at Seahawks Monday, Dec. 5 8:30 p.m....
  • Kiko Alonso turns ‘bad blood’ for Colin Kaepernick into great performance

    11/28/2016 8:54:02 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | November 27, 2016 | ARMANDO SALGUERO
    And moments later, in a Dolphins locker room filled with celebration, that was Alonso proudly putting on a headband that replicated the Cuban flag and meeting with his Cuban exile father and other family members to enjoy his enormously productive day. In the other locker room? The San Francisco 49ers were dealt their 10th consecutive loss. And Kaepernick, their starting quarterback, wore a Malcolm X T-shirt to his news conference, then claimed I took him out of context after an exchange we had last week about Fidel Castro.
  • When LSU closed in on Herman, Texas knew it had to move quickly

    11/28/2016 6:49:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | November 26, 2016 | Gil Lebreton
    On Thanksgiving afternoon, as LSU and Texas A&M prepared to play a turkey of a football game in College Station, a report surfaced on the internet that Houston’s Tom Herman was close to being named the head coach of the Tigers. The story spread like a swamp fire, prompting LSU athletic director Joe Alleva to issue a statement in the middle of his team’s Thursday night game, calling the report “unsubstantiated rumors.”
  • South Carolina Players Accuse Clemson Players of Using Slurs

    11/27/2016 6:43:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/27
    A brief skirmish between South Carolina and Clemson players broke out on the field before Saturday's game at Memorial Stadium, and Gamecocks players said afterward that it began when a Clemson player shouted a racial slur. The confrontation between the two teams occurred on the field about 80 minutes before the game began, according to The State. South Carolina linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams told reporters that a Clemson player "used the N-word." He said he was unable to identify the player.
  • 104th Grey Cup: Expert picks and predictions

    11/27/2016 1:43:24 PM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 25 replies
    CTV Sportsnet ^ | November 27, 2017 | Sportsnet Staff
    This is it. The day is here. And by the end of it we will know the identity of the 104th Grey Cup champion: The Calgary Stampeders or the Ottawa Redblacks.
  • Sources: Brian Kelly exploring coaching options outside Notre Dame

    11/27/2016 4:18:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 26, 2016 | Pat Forde
    Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has reached out through representatives to explore coaching options outside Notre Dame, sources told Yahoo Sports. Kelly just completed his seventh season as coach of the Fighting Irish, a 4-8 debacle that was the school’s second-worst record of the last 52 years. The disappointment was compounded by news Tuesday that the NCAA is vacating 21 Notre Dame victories in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons for academic misconduct involving eight players.
  • Jerry Tillery Notre Dame Lineman Viciously Injured 2 USC Players & Should Be Permanently Banned

    11/26/2016 5:27:52 PM PST · by Stayfree · 68 replies
    Self ^ | November 26, 2016 | Stayfree
    Disclosure: I know this not politcal news, but it may become so since the original hit was white on black. I am a USC alumnus! First of all, #28 Notre Dame defensive player blindsided USC's Aca’Cedric Ware with a helmet smash on Aca’Cedric Ware's right helmet side knocking him unconcious. Then before medical help arrived, Notre Dame's #99, Jerry Tillery, used his left foot to push the head of the downed USC player before being shoved away by USC staff. Then later, this same animal stomped on the foot of a downed and injured USC player. I have listed the...
  • THE Ohio State University 30 - Michigan 27 2 OT: Playoff Chaos???

    11/26/2016 1:08:26 PM PST · by C19fan · 146 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 26, 2016 | Me
    Game lived up to the hype. Some thoughts: Michigan gave up 14 points on turnovers.Michigan's defense ran out of gas in the 4th quarter.THE Ohio State University might actually prefer Penn State to beat Michigan State. Penn State will play in the Big 10 = 14 Conference game instead of THE Ohio State University. In this case, THE Ohio State University has punched their ticket the playoff.Hated THE Ohio State University wearing the all black helmets.
  • Orgeron Named 33rd LSU Football Head Coach [From Interim to "Permanent"]

    11/26/2016 10:17:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    LSU Athletic Department ^ | November 26, 2016 | Staff
    Ed Orgeron, who led the Tigers to a 5-2 mark as interim coach over the past two months, has been named LSU's head football coach, vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva announced on Saturday.
  • Report: Texas to fire Charlie Strong on Saturday morning

    11/26/2016 6:46:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    SI ^ | November 26, 2016 | Staff
    Texas will fire head coach Charlie Strong on Saturday morning, SI's Pete Thamel has confirmed. Chip Brown of first reported the news. Texas men's athletic director Mike Perrin issued a statement last Sunday, saying that the school will "evaluate the body of work after the regular season," after Thamel confirmed that the school had made the decision to fire Strong.
  • Rio Olympic golf course eerily empty three months on

    11/25/2016 5:40:03 PM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    AFP ^ | November 24, 2016 | Sebastian Smith
    Just three months after the Olympics ended, Rio's beautiful but controversial golf course is eerily quiet with birds' squawks far louder than the whack of balls. Built specially for the 2016 Games on what had been a nature reserve next to the beach in western Rio, the links-style course was meant to convert Brazilians to a sport they barely know and put the city on the international golfing map. But the $19 million facility created by star US designer Gil Hanse risks turning into a white elephant instead. A payment dispute could even lead to the imminent exit of the...
  • Legendary Komets broadcaster Bob Chase passes

    11/25/2016 9:01:10 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 3 replies
    Fort Wayne Komets ^ | 11/24/2016 | Press Release
    Fort Wayne, IN-- Legendary Fort Wayne Komets broadcaster Bob Chase passed away at 2:40am ET Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at the age of 90. Chase completed 63 seasons as the voice of the Komets radio-rinkside last year after first arriving in Fort Wayne in 1953. Chase hailed from Negaunee, Michigan, where he was born January 22, 1926. He grew up in Marquette, Michigan and after high school joined the U.S. Navy where he served from 1943-1947. Upon his discharge from the Navy, Bob entered Northern Michigan University at Marquette and graduated in 1952. While in college, Bob started his radio...
  • Who Vegas Is Now Picking to Win the 2016 College Football National Title

    11/24/2016 8:32:37 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    Cheat Sheet ^ | 11-24-2016 | Jimmie Kaylor
    Jimmie Kaylor November 24, 2016Who Vegas Is Now Picking to Win the 2016 College Football National Title After close to three months full of shocking upsets, legendary individual performances, and games we won’t forget, we finally reached the point in the 2016 college football season where we can accurately separate the national title contenders from the pretenders. Needless to say, quite a bit has changed since the first month of the season. Teams like Florida State, Houston, Stanford, and Louisville — all thought to be among the top national championship contenders in the country — have proven to be pretenders....

    11/24/2016 5:49:13 PM PST · by Chode · 41 replies
    11/27/2016 | Chode
    Yas Marina Circuit First Grand Prix 2009 Number of Laps 55 Circuit Length 5.554KM Race Distance 305.355KM Lap Record 1:40.279 by Sebastian Vettel (2009)
  • ESPN: Tom Herman to LSU

    11/24/2016 5:08:21 PM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 24, 2016 | Mark Schlabach
    LSU has zeroed in on Houston's Tom Herman as its next head coach and could have a deal in place as early as Saturday, sources told's Chris Low on Thursday night. Florida State's Jimbo Fisher was also near the top of LSU's wish list, but Fisher opted to stay put before talks with LSU ever got too far down the road. He's told some close to him that he thinks he could have some of his most talented teams at FSU over the next two years.
  • Obama: U.S. Has Advantage Over China in Olympics Due to ‘Bigger Genetic Pool’

    11/23/2016 5:08:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 23, 2016 | 11:39 AM EST | Staff
    President Barack Obama said at town hall meeting at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in Lima, Peru, on Sunday that one of the reasons the United States has an advantage over China in the Olympics is because the U.S. has “a bigger genetic pool than anybody.” “You notice that the United States did really well in the Olympics,” Obama said, according to the transcript of the town hall posted by the White House. […] … “(Y)ou look at a U.S. Olympic team and there are all kinds of different sorts of people of all different shapes and sizes,” Obama...
  • Ralph Branca, pitcher who gave up historic home run, dies at 90

    11/23/2016 8:09:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 23, 2016 | Paul Duggan
    If not for one unforgettable fastball, hurled Oct. 3, 1951, pitcher Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn Dodgers might have faded from baseball memory. In a dozen big-league seasons, he won 88 games and lost 68, a workmanlike record, a ticket to obscurity. But for an autumn afternoon long ago. Facing the New York Giants with a 4-2 lead and the National League championship at stake, he threw a high fastball in the ninth inning to the Giants’ Bobby Thomson, a dangerous hitter.
  • College Football Playoff Rankings: Nov 22, 2016

    11/23/2016 5:38:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    College Football Playoff ^ | Nov 22, 2016 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: 'Bama2: THE Ohio State University3: Michigan4: Clemson5: Washington6: Wisconsin7: Penn State8: Oklahoma9: Colorado10: Okie State
  • NFL Live Thread Week 12

    11/22/2016 6:08:30 PM PST · by Bender2 · 78 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Thread Week 12 Thursday, Nov. 24 12:30 p.m. ET Vikings at Lions 4:30 p.m. ET Redskins at Cowboys 8:30 p.m. ET Steelers at Colts Sunday, Nov. 27 1 p.m. ET Titans at Bears 1 p.m. ET Jaguars at Bills 1 p.m. ET Bengals at Ravens 1 p.m. ET Cardinals at Falcons 1 p.m. ET Giants at Browns 1 p.m. ET Rams at Saints 1 p.m. ET 49ers at Dolphins 1 p.m. ET Chargers at Texans 4:05 p.m. ET Seahawks at Buccaneers 4:25 p.m. ET Panthers at Raiders 4:25 p.m. ET Patriots at Jets 8:30 p.m. ET Chiefs at...
  • Notre Dame to vacate wins from 2012, 2013 over academic misconduct

    11/22/2016 11:09:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    SI ^ | November 21, 2016 | Staff
    Notre Dame has been ordered to vacate wins from 2012 and 2013 after a student athletic trainer committed academic misconduct on behalf of multiple football players. The program will appeal the punishment. The NCAA announced its findings and the penalties on Tuesday. The trainer was found to be in violation of ethical conduct rules after committing misconduct by completing coursework for two student-athletes and providing impermissible academic benefits to six others. Another student athlete was found to have committed academic misconduct on his own.