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  • NCAA Football Schedule Week 1

    08/28/2014 3:50:44 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Thursday, August 28 TIME (ET) MATCHUP 6:00 PM No. 21 Texas A&M at No. 9 South Carolina 7:00 PM Wake Forest at Louisiana-Monroe 7:00 PM Eastern Illinois at Minnesota 7:00 PM Howard at Akron 7:00 PM Presbyterian at Northern Illinois 7:00 PM Chattanooga at Central Michigan 7:30 PM Idaho State at Utah 8:00 PM Boise State vs. No. 18 Ole Miss* 8:00 PM Cal Poly at New Mexico State 8:00 PM Tulane at Tulsa 9:15 PM Temple at Vanderbilt 10:00 PM Rutgers at Washington State 10:00 PM North Dakota at San Jose State 10:30 PM Weber State at No. 19...
  • Michael Vick Says He Saved Riley Cooper's Career After Racial Slur, But Now Receiver Won't Text Him

    08/28/2014 12:11:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    nj.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Eliot Shorr-Parks
    <p>A year ago during training camp, before his break out season and five-year, $25 million contract, Eagles receiver Riley Cooper was just a fringe roster player dealing with the fact that a video had surfaced of him using a racial slur at a country music concert.</p>
  • Star Player in Algeria Dies; Hit by Object at Game

    08/28/2014 12:03:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 24, 2014
    <p>A star soccer player has died after he was hit in the head by an object thrown from the crowd during a game in Algeria's top league.</p> <p>The Confederation of African Football says 24-year-old striker Albert Ebosse of Cameroon died in the hospital Saturday night.</p>
  • Roger Federer hits shot between-the-legs

    Roger Federer hits a between-the-legs shot that hits Marinko Matosevic in the back and makes Michael Jordan laugh.
  • Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

    08/28/2014 2:25:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 28, 2014 3:43 AM EDT | Kurt Voigt
    Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven’t decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field. According to an Associated Press-GfK poll, nearly half of parents said they’re not comfortable letting their child play football amid growing uncertainty about the long-term impact of concussions. In the poll, 44 percent of parents weren’t comfortable with their child playing football. The same percentage was uncomfortable with ice hockey, and 45 percent were uncomfortable with participation in wrestling. Only five percent, though, said they have discouraged their child from playing in the last...
  • Louis van Gaal must share the blame for Manchester United horror show

    08/28/2014 1:48:08 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Aug 28th 2014 | Paul Wilson
    Even at this early stage of the season the car crash that was Louis van Gaal’s first entanglement with the Capital One Cup seems likely to be one of those stand out matches, the sort of set piece horror show that will feature in clip compilations and football documentaries for decades to come. Heck, people like me are likely to be writing about it for years to come, so imagine my disappointment at not getting to witness the carnage first hand, or even watch it on television, but being forced to follow the action through a Steve Claridge co-commentary on...
  • Multimillionaire CEO caught on camera repeatedly kicking his friend's puppy 

    08/27/2014 11:08:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 65 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | august 27, 2014 | louise boyle
    A multimillionaire CEO has been caught on newly-released surveillance video repeatedly kicking a puppy. Des Hague was seen in an elevator in a Vancouver apartment building repeatedly booting the doberman pup in the stomach as it flinches against the wall.  He is the head of Centerplate, a $6 billion-dollar company which provides snacks at sports and entertainment arenas across the U.S., with more than 30,000 employees and clients including the Superdome in New Orleans, the Javits Center in New York City and college sports arenas like Notre Dame.  Centerplate released a statement on Tuesday which read: 'In no way do...
  • Nascar SCS Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday August 31 on ESPN at 7:30 PM ET

    08/27/2014 8:14:24 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 16 replies
  • USC's Josh Shaw admits to lying about getting injured saving nephew

    08/27/2014 4:56:27 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 36 replies
    sports illustrated ^ | 8-27-14 | SI Wire
    USC cornerback Josh Shaw admitted to USC officials Wednesday that his story about injuring his ankles after jumping off a second-story balcony to save his drowning nephew was a lie. Shaw, a senior and projected starter who was named a team captain over the weekend, has been suspended indefinitely. Shaw released a statement through his lawyer, Donald Etra, on Wednesday: "On Saturday August 23, I injured myself in a fall. I made up a story about this fall that was untrue. I was wrong to not tell the truth. I apologize to USC for this action on my part. My...
  • Fantasy football: Legal questions arise as gambling games grow

    08/27/2014 2:20:20 PM PDT · by Theoria · 2 replies
    AP ^ | 27 Aug 2014 | EDDIE PELLS
    Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games. Since 2011, the billion-dollar fantasy market has been infused with dozens of daily and weekly games. Those games allow players to win huge prizes quickly, sometimes in one week, sometimes in just one night. With players betting thousands or even tens of thousands a night, legal experts believe it's time to review the section of the 2006 federal law that was written specifically to protect fantasy sports from being banned the way online poker was. "There's importance in clarifying the law,"...
  • ESPN apologizes for reporting on whether Michael Sam is showering with his teammates after practice

    08/27/2014 1:40:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2014 | AllahPundit
    I don’t get it. After it found itself at the epicenter of a storm of criticism over a report on the shower habits of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player on an NFL roster, and his teammates, ESPN responded Wednesday morning with a further statement on the report.“ESPN regrets the manner in which we presented our report. Clearly yesterday we collectively failed to meet the standards we have set in reporting on LGBT-related topics in sports.”…In its initial response to the firestorm, ESPN reponded Tuesday: “In response to recent questions about Sam fitting in with the team, multiple...
  • Chris Long didn't appreciate ESPN's Michael Sam shower segment

    08/26/2014 9:22:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 26, 2014 | Will Brinson
    Tuesday's SportsCenter featured an awkward break down of Michael Sam -- Rams defensive lineman and the first openly-gay player in the NFL -- and his shower habits. While Josina Anderson reported Kendall Langford said Sam is "one of the guys and seems to be taking a rookie approach in terms of listening and learning at his own pace" she also reported one unnamed Rams defensive player's position on Sam's showering with teammates. "Another defensive player told me Sam is 'respecting our space' and from his perspective he seems to think Michael Sam is kind of waiting to take a shower...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 1

    08/26/2014 7:01:46 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 9 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | August 26, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 1 If you're reading the College Football Czar’s week one picks, that must mean that yet another long summer of terrible TV is about to come to a merciful end. So – if you’ve been keeping a football around the house to talk to, with a face drawn on it like Wilson from Cast Away ... If you’ve gone to an empty football stadium during the offseason, sat there for hours, and told yourself that the reason there was no scoring was that Boston College was playing ... If a genie recently granted you whatever...
  • GMA Kicks Off College Football Season [video w/ 15 sec ad]

    08/26/2014 2:14:19 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    abc news ^ | 8-26-14 | abc gma
    Herby was in NY today w/ GMA folks. Watch Lara Spencer kick a FG barefoot.
  • How Clayton Kershaw compares to the greatest pitchers in history

    08/26/2014 11:31:50 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    SB Nation ^ | August 26, 2014 | Marc Normandin
    Unless you don't know what baseball is or what its stats mean, you're aware that Clayton Kershaw is having an incredible season. That shouldn't be news to baseball fans, either; should Kershaw maintain his league-leading ERA, it would be the fourth year in a row he's claimed that title, and unless something changes radically this should be the third time in four years that he brings home a Cy Young Award, the sole exception having resulted in a second-place finish. All of these accomplishments have come before the lefty has turned 27 years old. That's clearly great without the benefit...
  • Too good to be true? USC vetting Josh Shaw’s heroic story

    08/26/2014 11:05:06 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    nbc sports ^ | 8-26-14 | Kevin McGuire
    Sometimes a story is too good to be true. Could this be the latest example of that adage at work? USC is opening an internal investigation into the story of senior cornerback John Shaw saving his nephew from drowning. The story shared by USC’s athletics website was inspirational and a touching one. Shaw reportedly suffered a pair of high ankle sprains while allegedly leaping from a second floor balcony into a pool below to save his nephew, who cannot swim. A day later, USC head coach Steve Sarkisian says there may be conflicting information regarding how the injury to Shaw’s...
  • 'Slap Ya Mama' spice company stunned by NFL ad ban

    08/25/2014 9:47:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    WWLTV.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Bill Capo
    NEW ORLEANS -- Leaders of the Slap Ya Mama Cajun spice company taped a new commercial in response to the NFL's ban on a popular ad method used for three years during preseason Saints games. "I'm in shock over it, it's wild, it's absurd,"said Slap Ya Mama Vice President Jack Walker.
  • USC cornerback Josh Shaw injures both ankles jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew

    08/25/2014 8:25:02 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 31 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 8-25-14 | Graham Watson
    USC senior cornerback Josh Shaw has been sidelined indefinitely after suffering two high ankle sprains while saving his 7-year-old nephew from drowning. According to USC’s RipsIt Blog, Shaw was attending a function at his cousin’s apartment when he looked down from the second-floor balcony and saw his 7-year-old nephew, who cannot swim, had fallen in the pool and was struggling to stay afloat. With total disregard for personal safety, Shaw jumped off the balcony and landed on the concrete below. He then crawled into the pool, grabbed his nephew and got him to safety. Then, even though both of his...
  • 'Weird Al' Yankovic: Fans want him for the Super Bowl

    08/25/2014 8:50:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 08/07/2014 | By Molly Driscoll
    Beyonce, Bruno Mars… 'Weird Al' Yankovic? If more than 67,000 petition signers have their way, the parody singer will join the list of artists who have performed at the Super Bowl. The petition, started by Ed Ball of Washington State, was created on Change.org and is addressed to the NFL. “For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor,” Ball’s petition reads. “Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show... would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and...
  • Keith Olbermann Calls on ESPN to Ban 'Redskins'

    08/24/2014 5:21:01 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 60 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Breitbart News
    On his Friday program, Keith Olbermann called on ESPN to "officially" ban the use of "Redskins." Citing Greg Gumbel, Tom Jackson, Peter King, Phil Simms, Mike Caray, Tony Dungy and others who have expressed concerns about using the team's name, Olbermann said that ESPN is the "conduit of sports" in the country while also being "loathe to be the news." Olbermann said that list of the words he and his colleagues cannot say on the air is "justifiably long" and "way less offensive than the name of the Washington team." He said he personally felt that "it is time for...
  • Michael Sam mocks Johnny Manziel

    08/24/2014 5:12:12 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 55 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8/24/14
    A pair of high-profile NFL rookies crossed paths Saturday night -- a meeting highlighted by Michael Sam mimicking Johnny Manziel. Sam, the first openly gay active player in NFL history, mocked Manziel's "money sign" after sacking the Heisman Trophy winner in the fourth quarter of the St. Louis Rams' preseason victory over the Cleveland Browns.
  • IndyCar: GoPro GP of Sonoma to go ahead as scheduled following earthquake

    08/24/2014 11:12:19 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 10 replies
    Racer.com ^ | Aug. 23, 2014 | Unknown
    IndyCar and Sonoma Raceway officials have confirmed that today's GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma will go ahead as scheduled despite the earthquake that hit the area early on Sunday morning. A 6.0 magnitude earthquake with the epicenter about six miles south of Napa woke residents and visitors about 3:20 a.m. local time. The jarring quake lasted about 25 seconds, and multiple aftershocks have been recorded. No damage was reported at the racetrack – which is located about 15 miles from the American Canyon site named as the epicenter of the quake – or its main arteries, California Highways 37 and...
  • Miller: Ballmer is over the top, claims Clippers will be too

    08/23/2014 12:00:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | August 18, 2014 | Jeff Miller
    LOS ANGELES -- There's only one place to correctly start this column and that's with the scene because it was, honestly, something to be seen. Steve Ballmer officially arrived here Monday -- showing up several weeks after his reputation did, Ballmer's reputation being that, as a public speaker, he's passionate, motivating and spirited. Or, said another way, he's as outrageous as someone who has had one too many drinks or one too few meds.
  • Let Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame already

    08/23/2014 11:08:25 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 137 replies
    cnn opinion ^ | aug 21st 2014 | Mike Downey
    By this point, you have made up your own mind, as so many of us have. You are from one of two camps. One is the "hasn't Pete suffered enough? The other is the "Pete got exactly what he deserved" I occupy the former.
  • 2014 FORMULA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD

    08/22/2014 2:54:21 PM PDT · by Chode · 13 replies
    8/22/2014 | Chode
    Spa-Francorchamps Race Date: 24 Aug 2014 Circuit Name: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps First Grand Prix: 1950 Number of Laps: 44 Circuit Length: 7.004 km Race Distance: 308.052 km Lap Record: 1:47.263 - S Vettel (2009) Saturday Cloudy 17C Sunday Partly Sunny 19C
  • Pete Rose: 'I've Been Led to Believe That America Is a Forgiving Country'

    08/21/2014 10:40:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | August 21, 2014 | William Bigelow
    In a touching interview with Jeremy Schaap of ESPN, Pete Rose spoke of the reasons why he gambled on baseball, acknowledging he made a terrible mistake when he gambled and also erred in signing away his future when he was suspended. Prompted by Schaap, he concluded with a plea to Bud Selig to let him back in the game for which he has such a passion.
  • 2014 FReeper Pick'em Fantasy Football League

    08/21/2014 7:57:30 AM PDT · by texas booster · 3 replies
    Pure Vanity ^ | Aug 21 2014 | Texas Booster
    InvisibleChurch has hosted a league for FReepers for the past decade. His schedule has changed and I volunteered to help out. Please join our group 18177, and use the password "donate". Same rules as for many years - just pick the team you think will win, and assign points based on how confident you are that the team will win. This year I am trying out tie breakers. Yahoo! gives us two, game scores and most/fewest points. We'll see if we like it. So for week 1, I may pick Dallas to beat San Fran in San Fran, and assign...
  • The Liberal Pigskins!

    08/20/2014 6:29:15 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 6 replies
    Self | 8/20/14 | Me
    In the latest chapter of political correctness versus the sporting world of common sense, which is overwhelmingly behind owner Dan Snyder, leftists have now recruited some game announcers to refrain from saying “Redskins” during broadcasts. Why you ask? It’s all about a political agenda, a victimization platform, designed to grossly misrepresent the intent and history behind one the most recognizable teams in NFL history. If you recently fell off the turnip truck and landed in Nancy Pelosi’s garden for the not so gifted, the term ‘Redskins’ was obviously chosen to cheer a professional football team onto victory by conveying the...
  • How The Swiss Deal With Police Brutality

    08/20/2014 11:33:17 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8/20/14 | Martin Armstrong
    With all the world's eyes firmly focused on Ferguson, Missouri; we thought the following clip from a Swiss soccer match would provide some context for what is possible... As Martin Armstrong explains, When a fan ran out onto a soccer field, several policeman tackle him and start beating him with clubs. This conduct outraged the fans so much, people from the stands stormed onto the field and chased down the police for their inappropriate actions.
  • Liberals Shoot Guns For The 1st Time (video)

    08/20/2014 10:13:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 8-18-2014 | BuzzFeedYellow
    "Never in my life did I think I'd shoot a shotgun."
  • Curt Schilling Reveals He Was Diagnosed With Mouth Cancer ... Believes Chewing Tobacco Was the Cause

    08/20/2014 8:26:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 20, 2014 | Steve Silva
    Curt Schilling Reveals He Was Diagnosed With Mouth Cancer in February, Believes Chewing Tobacco Was the Cause Curt Schilling, the former Red Sox pitcher and ESPN analyst, announced today during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon that he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma -- which is cancer in the mouth -- in February. "This all came about from a dog bite," Schilling said. "I got bitten by a dog and I had some damage to my finger and I went to see a doctor, and the day that I went to see the doctor, I was driving and I...
  • great speech

    08/19/2014 11:47:54 PM PDT · by Pelham · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 19, 2014 | the coach
    YouTube video
  • Nascar SCS IRWIN Tools at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday August 23 on ABC at 7:30 PM ET

    08/19/2014 7:08:58 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 155 replies
  • Johnny Manziel gives middle finger toward Redskins (No WAY!!!)

    08/19/2014 9:55:44 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 62 replies
    http://www.nfl.com/ ^ | 18 Aug 14 | Chris Wesseling
    Johnny Manziel gives middle finger toward Redskins By Chris WesselingAround the League Writer Johnny Manziel's most effective throw of the night was the middle finger in the direction of the Washington Redskins sideline. The Cleveland Browns' rookie quarterback took an earful from Redskins players when he was forced out of bounds in the third quarter. As Manziel jogged away, he responded by casually flipping the bird with his right hand.
  • Steve Ballmer Explains Why He Paid $2 Billion For An NBA Team

    08/19/2014 9:42:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/19/2014 | Cork Gaines
    Steve Ballmer is fired up about owning the Clippers. When Steve Ballmer agreed to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers for a reported $2 billion, many felt he was overpaying for the franchise simply because the team was a toy he wanted and he was willing to pay whatever it took to make that happen.When comparing the sale price to the team's revenues and EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization), it does appear that Ballmer's bid was completely out of whack with what others have paid for NBA teams in recent years.Ballmer addressed this issue on "The Dan...
  • Kids Receive Speech To Remember (Rhode Island Little League coach - video)

    08/19/2014 9:12:16 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 5 replies
    espn ^ | 8-19-14 | n/a
    Was posted on another thread, but it's sort of buried now. Just a fantastic, perfect speech for 12-13 year olds.
  • Little League World Series photo gallery

    08/18/2014 9:30:33 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    Little League Baseball ^ | 8-18-14 | n/a
    This image below is from LLWS FB page - Sunday night Philly vs. Texas (32K attendance). The link takes you to the official LLWS page and a photo gallery.
  • Ohio State football: Braxton Miller hurts shoulder again, sources say

    08/18/2014 6:58:35 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | 8-18-14 | Tim May
    Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller, considered by several polls to be among the preseason leaders to make a run at the Heisman Trophy, reinjured his right shoulder in practice this afternoon, sources told The Dispatch. The injury puts in jeopardy his playing status for the coming season. An OSU spokesman would not confirm the news, and coach Urban Meyer could not be reached for comment. But it likely means that redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett will be the starter when the Buckeyes open the season against Navy on Aug.30 in Baltimore. Barrett moved ahead of sophomore Cardale Jones late last week...
  • Little League Baseball Player Is Also a Player-Player

    08/18/2014 4:28:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/18 | Jessica Roy
    Presley Smith is a baseball player, but he's also, like, an actual player. During last night's Little League World Series game, Smith did what any enterprising adolescent boy might do: He used a national television broadcast to let all the ladies out there know he's down. When the chyron flashed on the screen displaying Smith's hobby, it wasn't comic books or video games or volunteering at the soup kitchen. It was "talking to girls." Unfortunately for Smith, though he hit the ball, he was out at first base.
  • Australian base jumper dies after jump from Brevent peak in French Alps

    08/18/2014 9:45:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    AFP ^ | 18 Aug 2014
    Two base jumpers, including an Australian, were killed in separate accidents in the French Alps on Sunday (local time) after parachuting off mountains in their wingsuits. Their deaths bring to four the number of people killed taking part in the extreme sport in France this month. ... On August 6, two base jumpers, one from Switzerland, the other from France, died in similar accidents in the Alps and French Pyrenees. ... Unlike skydiving, which involves leaping from an aircraft, base jumpers take off with a parachute from a fixed point, usually a cliff or a bridge. The sport carries high...
  • Bubble Sports Australia SA (Bubble Soccer)

    08/18/2014 8:09:25 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 19 April 2014
    Video 2:41 Interesting new 'sport'
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, August 17th, 2014.

    08/17/2014 5:01:02 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 27 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, August 17th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Will Power on pole for IndyCar race at Milwaukee

    08/17/2014 9:29:56 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 8 replies
    autoweek ^ | Aug. 17, 2014 | N/a
    Tony Kanaan, Juan Pablo Montoya qualify 2-3 on Saturday Verizon IndyCar Series championship points leader Will Power earned pole on Saturday for the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest. Power, driving the Chevrolet-powered No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, recorded a two-lap average speed of 169.262 mph on the Milwaukee Mile for his third pole of the season and 35th of his Indy car career. The 250-lap race at the Milwaukee Mile will be telecast by NBCSN on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. - See more at: http://autoweek.com/article/indycar/will-power-pole-indycar-race-milwukee-mile#sthash.l2CIHsHD.dpuf
  • Team USA cancels trip to Senegal citing Ebola concerns

    08/16/2014 7:47:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | August 15 | Marissa Payne
    USA Basketball officials announced they have canceled a trip to Senegal this month because of concerns about the Ebola virus. The World Health Organization has called the deadly disease a “public health emergency of international concern,” which USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo tells ESPN’s Marc Stein left him no choice but to cancel the August 27 trip to the West African nation. “Although the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] does not yet suspect any cases in Senegal, the country’s position as a neighboring country to Guinea and Dakar’s role as a gateway to West Africa heightened our concern,” Colangelo...
  • A Highly Reflective Bike for Safer Nighttime Rides

    08/16/2014 7:36:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    Wall St J ^ | August15, 2014 | LOREN MOONEY
    A Highly Reflective Bike for Safer Nighttime Rides The shimmery finish of Mission Bicycle Company's 'Lumen' promises to keep your ride brilliantly aglow By LOREN MOONEY Updated Aug. 15, 2014 FLASHY RIDE | Paint embedded with microscopic glass beads makes the Lumen bike highly reflective. F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal IT'S A CONUNDRUM every city bicyclist who pedals after sunset has grappled with: How to be seen by drivers in the dark of night? You can attach blinking lights and shiny stickers to your bike or backpack, or wear special reflective jackets. But these approaches have their flaws. Batteries...
  • 2014 FReeper Pick'em Fantasy Football League

    08/16/2014 9:16:32 AM PDT · by texas booster · 19 replies
    pure vanity ^ | 08/16/2014 | Texas Booster
    InvisibleChurch has hosted a league for FReepers for the past decade. His schedule has changed and I volunteered to help out. "FINO FOOTBALL IN NAMEONLY" Please join our group 18177, and use the password "donate". Same rules as for many years - just pick the team you think will win, and assign points based on how confident you are that the team will win. This year I am trying out tie breakers. Yahoo! gives us two, game scores and most/fewest points. We'll see if we like it. So for week 1, I may pick Dallas to beat San Fran in...
  • WNBA stars Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson announce they are engaged

    08/16/2014 8:05:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 60 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 16, 2014 | Austin Knoblauch
    WNBA standouts Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson have announced they are engaged to be married. Griner proposed to Johnson on Thursday and posted a photo via Instagram on Friday showing her on one knee presenting a ring to Johnson.
  • Rebuilding a Powerhouse: How James Franklin Is Leading Penn State Back to Glory

    08/15/2014 9:11:08 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 8-15-14 | Adam Kramer
    Very long article, so linked.Actually a very well written insight (especially for something from bleacher report) into James Franklin and his staff. 16 guys that seem to stick together.
  • Mo'Ne Davis pitches two-hit shutout, Philly's Taney beats South Nashville in opener [LLWS]

    08/15/2014 2:47:04 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 14 replies
    nj.com ^ | 8-15-14 | AJ Perez
    Mo'Ne Davis is making a habit of shutouts on national television. Davis struck out the side to cap a two-hit shutout as Philadelphia's Taney Youth Baseball Association beat South Nashville, 4-0, in the opening game for both teams at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., on Friday. Davis, who tossed a shutout as Taney secured the Mid-Atlantic title on Sunday, finished with eight strikeouts and no walks. Only two runners from South Nashville, the Southeast champs, reached base -- both on singles. "At first I was scared and nervous because there were so many people and this was...
  • Hip-Hop Chess Facility Opens In Fremont

    08/15/2014 10:00:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Aug 15, 2014
    "Wait a minute, and think about what you're going to do next. It might save your life" I remember that line from an interview - it wasn't a firefighter at a disaster drill, though. It was from Rza, hip-hop icon from Wu Tang Clan, and he was talking about the game of chess. Hip-Hop and chess have been linked for years, thanks largely to an organization launched in part by Rza, called the Hip-Hop Chess Federation. The HHCF has been taking at-risk youth, and sitting then down at chessboards for years. The results have been amazing. And now HHCF, already...