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  • Hockey's pinup girl ready to shine at Rio Olympics

    10/10/2015 11:46:19 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | October 10, 2015 | By Matthew Knight and Leila Hussain
    ou could say Ellen Hoog is the model sportswoman. As the star of the Dutch women's field hockey side, the 29-year-old has enjoyed a near perfect career. Hoog has been part of teams that have won the Olympics and World Cup twice plus three European Championships, while she was named the 2014 International Hockey Federation Player of the Year. Yet despite all this success, Hoog and her teammates are still arguably better known for how they look rather than their stick work -- an unofficial online poll before the 2012 London Olympics voted them the most beautiful team at the...
  • The Pitcher Time Forgot (Dan Bankhead)

    10/10/2015 10:35:46 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 9, 2015 | Michael Beschloss
    This month in 1947 was the first time African-Americans played in the World Series. The two men were Brooklyn Dodgers. You probably know one of their names but not the other. Jackie Robinson would go on to win his place as a courageous American pathbreaker, but his teammate, Dan Bankhead, the first black major league pitcher in modern baseball, has been almost forgotten.
  • Jeb Bush: Longhorns got 'greedy' starting own network; A&M-UT should play

    10/09/2015 6:43:03 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 28 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 09 October 2015 | Staff
    ... Should Texas play Texas A&M? Absolutely. ... Do you wish Texas was in the SEC? "I do. I think they got greedy. The football deal, the football network thing that they thought they could go at it alone. It just didn't work....
  • 10/9/15 MLB Thread. KC wins. StL winning. Dodgers/Mets yet to play. Oh, and the BlueJays suck.

    10/09/2015 5:07:46 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 34 replies
    Me ^ | 10/9/15 | Me
  • Loss to UW makes clear USC made wrong decision in hiring Sarkisian

    10/09/2015 9:04:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    SI ^ | October 9, 2015 | Pete Thamel
    Win Forever. That’s the catch phrase, ethos and inspirational book Pete Carroll left behind after his nine-year stint at USC ended in 2010. He resurrected the program back into college football’s elite and ever since USC has flailed in its attempts to chase those highs. At the LA Coliseum on Thursday night, USC got another reminder of why it should have deviated from Uncle Pete’s coaching tree. As USC wheezed, sputtered and pre-snap retreated its way to a 17–12 loss to pedestrian Washington (3–2), the Trojan faithful saw up-close the coach they let slip away.
  • Ireland beat world champions Germany to move closer to qualification

    10/09/2015 5:41:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 21:58 | Emmet Malone
    Fourteen years after that memorable day when the Dutch were beaten here, the Irish team finally took another scalp worthy of the term at the Aviva (Stadium) last night. The Germans might put it down to a recurrence of their World Cup hangover, but even they may watch Shane Long’s winning goal back with grudging admiration. It was a stunning strike to crown a quite staggering effort by an Irish side that was outplayed and outmaneuvered for long stretches, but which simply refused to accept that they were going to be beaten. …
  • Icelander in Death-Defying Golfing Stunt

    10/08/2015 7:42:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Local ^ | 08 Oct 2015
    Sigurdur Hauksson, an Icelandic golfer and skier, has posted a video of himself doing a trick golf shot while balanced on Kjeragbolten, a boulder wedged in a crevasse nearly 1000m above a fjord in Norway. The video, which has already been posted on news sites around the world, shows that the tragic death of Kristin Kafcaloudis, the Australian student who fell from Trolltunga, has done little to end the trend of shooting selfies and videos while balanced precariously on Norwegian mountain ledges. “To the 19th hole!” Hauksson wrote on Instagram. “Made my heart go a little bit wild, only 989m...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 6

    10/08/2015 6:52:48 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 11 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 6 Week five in review: The lesson through the first five weeks of the season is that, apparently, nobody is really very good. Four of the Top Ten teams lost last Saturday, while numbers one and two, Ohio State and Michigan State, looked terrible in clinging to victories against conference foes they’d normally be expected to steamroll. Even as parity dominates, there are 20 undefeated teams at this point in the season, partly because most teams had scheduled at least one phony game against a lower-division opponent, and one deliberately uncompetitive game against a small-conference...

    10/08/2015 4:39:47 PM PDT · by Chode · 36 replies
    10/08/2015 | Chode
    Sochi Autodrom First Grand Prix 2014 Number of Laps 53 Circuit Length 5.848KM Race Distance 309.745KM Lap Record 1:40.896 by Valtteri Bottas (2014)
  • Swedish Cyclist Refuses to Get Out of Truck's Way

    10/08/2015 3:55:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Local ^ | 07 Oct 2015
    A video of a truck and a cyclist who caused gridlock in a southern Swedish town when they got stuck in stand-off with neither willing to budge has sparked a huge debate after going viral. The David-versus-Goliath incident in the small community of Vättersnäs between Swedish towns Jönköping and Huskvarna happened last week, but only went viral on Wednesday after a video filmed by bus driver witness David Magui was shared online. It all began when an articulated truck tried to pass at a narrow section of the road between the two towns, despite a bicycle coming from the other...
  • Hall of Fame basketball player Harry Gallatin dies

    10/08/2015 3:02:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    AP ^ | October 7, 2015
    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Harry Gallatin, the Hall of Fame basketball player who was a seven-time All-Star forward for the New York Knicks in the 1950s, died Wednesday. He was 88. The Knicks and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, where Gallatin was a former coach and athletic director, confirmed the death through Gallatin's family. He died in Edwardsville.
  • Vladimir Putin celebrates 63rd birthday by scoring 7 goals in hockey game [snip]

    10/08/2015 8:00:21 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 19 replies
    NYDN ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | AP
  • Matt Barnes Drove 95 Miles to ‘Beat the (Tar)’ Out of Derek Fisher

    10/07/2015 9:38:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Knick coach Derek Fisher was attacked in Los Angeles by NBA bad boy Matt Barnes, who drove 95 miles to “beat the s—t out of him” when he found out Fisher was romancing his estranged wife, sources told The Post on Wednesday. The 6-foot-7 Barnes, who now plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, made a fast break from his team’s California training camp Saturday when he was tipped off that Fisher was making time with sultry “Basketball Wives LA” star Gloria Govan in the home Barnes once shared with her. SNIP Sources told The Post that Barnes became incensed when his...
  • Cubs Fans Get Playoff Party Started Before Dawn

    10/07/2015 4:13:43 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Well ahead of Wednesday night’s wild-card game between the Cubs and Pirates, Chicago fans began partying in the River North neighborhood. Even before the sun rose, Cubs fans converged on Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse to show their support for the team; among them were Cubs Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg and Caray’s widow, Dutchie. What would late Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray have said about the team’s first playoff run since 2008? “Holy Cow!” Dutchie said with a laugh.
  • Non-Official Thread For NL Wild Card, Cubs at the Pirates. 8:00 P.M. Eastern

    10/07/2015 2:18:09 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 74 replies
    Me ^ | 10/7/15 | Me
    I will try to post one of these for each series also, NOT EACH GAME, or something like that. Thanks to ken5050!
  • Astros advance, end Yankees' season

    10/07/2015 5:39:35 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 86 replies
    AP ^ | 10/7/15 | HOWIE RUMBERG
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A year ago, no one could've pictured this. Yet here they were, Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros, soaking in champagne, merrily posing for a victory shot on the mound at Yankee Stadium. After all that losing, this was one October win to remember. Pitching on three days' rest for the first time in his career, Keuchel baffled New York for six innings of three-hit ball. Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez homered, and the Astros beat the Yankees 3-0 Tuesday night in the American League wild-card game. "Nobody really gave us anything at the start of...
  • Tom Watson declines PGA of America Hall of Fame invite over (Ted) Bishop handling

    10/06/2015 6:12:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 29, 2015 | Ryan Ballengee
    <p>It was Bishop who surprisingly extended the captaincy for the 2014 matches to Watson, who remains the last American captain to win the biennial matches in Europe back in 1993.</p> <p>While I was very flattered by PGA President (Derek) Sprague’s honoring me to be inducted into PGA Hall of Fame, I couldn’t accept in good conscience because of how the PGA mishandled the firing of my friend and immediate past president of the PGA, Ted Bishop..</p>
  • NFL Week 5 Live Thread

    10/06/2015 3:47:43 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 53 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 5 Oct. 8 Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans 8:25 Oct. 11 Washington Redskins at Atlanta Falcons 1 Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens 1 Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals 1 St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers 1 Chicago Bears at Kansas City Chiefs 1 New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles 1 Jacksonville Jaguars at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans 1 Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions 4:05 New England Patriots at Dallas Cowboys 4:25 Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders 4:25 San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants* 8:30 Oct. 12 Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers...
  • Scandal hits daily fantasy as DraftKings employee wins big on FanDuel

    10/06/2015 3:17:08 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | October 5, 2015
    At a time when many are wondering how the burgeoning business of daily fantasy sports is legal in most states, a scandal has broken out after a DraftKings employee won a large sum of money playing on rival site FanDuel. According to a New York Times report, Ethan Haskell of DraftKings leaked data before the before the beginning Week 3 of the NFL showing which players were most used by participants in the site’s Millionaire Makers contest.
  • Our long Nationals nightmare is over . . . for now

    10/05/2015 5:14:49 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 9 replies
    Throneberry Fields Forever ^ | October 5, 2015 | Yours truly
    Before the Washington Nationals lost their final regular season game to the National League East champion Mets, general manager Mike Rizzo promised he wasn’t going to leave people twisting in the wind. Rizzo’s words, not mine. Maybe he thought Nats fans had been forced into doing the twist too long this season already. Monday morning Rizzo kept his promise—and how. He executed manager Matt Williams, just a year after Williams was named the National League’s Manager of the Year. The man who came into the season leading the prohibitive World Series favourites leaves it with his head in a guillotine...
  • Dodger player’s brother shot, wounded in Woodland Hillls

    10/05/2015 12:23:18 PM PDT · by windcliff · 5 replies ^ | 10-5-15 | Alexander Nguyen
    The brother of Los Angeles Dodger relief pitcher Josh Ravin was shot and wounded in Woodland Hills, and police Monday were trying to find the suspect in the case. The Dodgers player blamed a “mentally unstable person” for the shooting of his brother. The shooting happened near 22901 Vanowen St., LAPD Officer Mike Lopez said. “A man in his 30s was shot multiple times,” Lopez said Sunday after the early morning shooting. “He was taken to a hospital in stable condition and remains in stable condition today.” Pitcher Josh Ravin posted several statements about the shooting of his brother, Joel...
  • Three and Out: Florida jumps, top 10 shakes up in AP Top 25 after Week 5

    10/05/2015 7:49:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    SI ^ | October 4, 2015 | Rohan Nadkarni
    Florida is on the rise in the AP Top 25 poll after Week 5. The Gators made the biggest move in Sunday's poll, from No. 25 to No. 11. The Big Ten swapped Wisconsin for Iowa. And there's a new order in the top four. Here are three thoughts on all the happenings:
  • Watch: ESPN Cuts Off Clemson Football Coach After Thanking Lord

    10/05/2015 7:08:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/05/15 | Trent Baker
    Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney was giving his post-game interview after his 12th-ranked Tigers took down the fifth-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish 24-22, and then got cut off during the middle of his interview. Swinney was in the middle of thanking “the good Lord” when the camera suddenly cut to the ESPN studio with the two anchors completely unaware and checking their tablets for almost 15 seconds before cutting back to the interview. ESPN senior director of public relations Keri Potts shortly tweeted out an apology, saying it was an “error in TV transmission.”
  • Slaughtneil wins third Gaelic Football Championship in a row!

    10/04/2015 7:38:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 3 replies
    Congratulations @GACSlaughtneil on today's Championship win! Another fantastic season.— (@oakleafers) October 4, 2015 The treble. Truly special achievement for all involved. #1club3codes3championships— Slaughtneil GAC (@GACSlaughtneil) October 4, 2015
  • Pirates to host Wild Card game for third straight year (ARR!!!)

    10/04/2015 4:21:04 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 56 replies ^ | 10-4-2015 | Adam Barry
    October 4, 2015 Pirates to host WC for third straight year Bucs win Game 162 to clinch home-field edge over Cubs Click oic for VIDEO-Pedro Alvarez belts a long solo shot to center field, his 27th of the season, to give the Pirates a 2-0 lead in the 4th inning By Adam Berry / PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates already knew the what, who and when. Now, they know where. The Bucs will host the National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser at 8 p.m. ET (on TBS) on Wednesday at PNC Park. Pittsburgh clinched home-field advantage in the...
  • Rangers win AL West on final day; Angels' loss puts Astros in playoffs

    10/04/2015 3:40:26 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 10/4/15
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers finally clinched the AL West title on the last day of the regular season. Hamels pitched a three-hitter, Adrian Beltre hit a go-ahead homer and the Rangers beat the Angels 9-2 Sunday, eliminating Los Angeles from playoff contention. A year after their 95 losses were the most in the American League, two months after they were still eight games out of first place and three days after ensuring themselves a postseason spot, the Rangers wrapped up their sixth division title. Texas plays its first AL division series game since 2011 on...
  • Anger as Clemson football coach is cut off by ESPN as he began thanking 'the good Lord'

    10/04/2015 12:24:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 October 2015
    Anger as Clemson football coach is cut off by ESPN as he began thanking 'the good Lord' during post-game interview [ Full title ]. Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney was accidentally cut off during his post-game interview with ESPN as he was thanking 'the good Lord'. Following the Clemson Tigers 24-22 win against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Swinney was giving an emotional speech when the cameras suddenly cut to SportsCenter hosts Jay Harris and Kevin Connors, who were unaware as they worked on their iPads, before cameras cut back to Swinney. ESPN senior director of public relations, Keri...
  • Max Scherzer Throws No-Hitter vs. Mets

    10/03/2015 8:42:41 PM PDT · by TBP · 30 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | October 3, 2015 | Alec Nathan
    he Washington Nationals have been mired in turmoil over the past week, but Max Scherzer made the pain of dugout brawls and clubhouse chaos disappear Saturday night as he twirled his second no-hitter of the season in a 2-0 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field. Scherzer's the second pitcher to record two no-hitters in the regular season since 1973. The other, according to B/R Insights, is Nolan Ryan. Washington's ace recorded 17 strikeouts in the win—seven more than he notched in his no-hit effort on June 20 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 17 strikeouts also tied Ryan...
  • Hope Solo To Face Charges In 2014 Domestic Violence Incident Involving Nephew And Sister

    10/03/2015 6:14:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | October 3, 2015 | Shayla D
    Solo had gotten into a physical altercation with her half-sister and nephew, who was a minor at the time in June of 2014. Solo seemed to catch a lucky break in January when the case was dismissed due to “procedural grounds.” However, an appeals court reversed that decision and cleared the path for charges against Solo to be re-filed. ... Hope’s half-sister Teresa Obert .. Police documents indicate that Hope Solo’s night of fury did not end there. Upon being arrested for two domestic violence charges at Obert’s house, Solo became belligerent with officers and jail staff, at one point...
  • UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson Live Thread

    10/03/2015 5:43:58 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 67 replies
    UFC | 10/03/2015
    Welcome to UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson Live Thread!
  • New York Jets bring 350 rolls of toilet paper to London

    10/03/2015 4:57:44 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 2, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    LONDON, - Officials with the New York Jets confirmed the team brought 350 rolls of toilet paper to London so they wouldn't have to use the thinner, British version. The Jets, scheduled for a Sunday game against the Miami Dolphins at London's Wembley Stadium, had more than 5,000 items shipped to London ahead of their Friday arrival in the city, including 350 rolls of toilet paper. Team officials said the toilet paper in London is thinner than what the team members would be used to from the United States. "Some may say that's a little over the top or whatnot,...
  • Derek Jeter exited, Alex Rodriguez returned and the Yankees are back in the playoffs

    10/02/2015 8:13:29 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 27 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10/01/15 | Andrew Marchand
    NEW YORK -- There was an old-school vibe as the New York Yankees celebrated their wild-card-clinching win in the home clubhouse in the Bronx. Rap songs from Run-D.M.C., LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys played on the stereo system. The song "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" blasted at one point during a very happy, but subdued, champagne celebration. The song seemed appropriate because this Yankee team is an overachieving bunch that has exceeded most expectations. "No one thought we would go anywhere this year, but we have come together the last eight months and it's been...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 5

    10/01/2015 7:03:15 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 19 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 1, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 5 Week four in review: The College Football Czar had another bad week, although the week the replay officials had around the country was far worse. A completely unjustifiable reversal on a fumble call to decide the Thursday night Memphis-Cincinnati game set the tone for a long Saturday of blown calls on replay. The Czar accepts the fact that instant replay reviews are here to stay, but he’ll thank announcers to stop justifying the practice with the asinine assertion that “the important thing is to get the call right in the end.” Those teams that...
  • Please don't squeeze the Charmin: Jets ship 350 rolls of toilet paper to London

    10/01/2015 6:55:04 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | Oct 1, 2015 | Ohm Youngmisuk
    “Some may say that’s a little over the top or whatnot, but it didn’t really cost that much, so why not?” Aaron Degerness, Jets senior manager of team operations, said to The Times. “We’re basically trying to replicate everything that we’re doing here over there.” The Jets had items such as cereal, extension cords, gauze pads and wrist bands transported on a ship that also contained supplies for all the other NFL teams playing in London this season.
  • Retiring Giants pitcher says players using steroids hurt his contracts and took food off his table

    10/01/2015 4:00:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 1, 2015 | Scott Davis
    With only four games remaining on the San Francisco Giants schedule and their playoff hopes already eliminated, pitcher Jeremy Affeldt is announcing he's retiring at the end of the season. In a story he wrote for The Cauldron on Sports Illustrated, Affeldt takes a different approach in his announcement.
  • Jordan Spieth's Caddie's Estimated $2M Earnings Would Be 39th on Tour Money List

    10/01/2015 7:36:13 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 22 replies ^ | September 30, 2015 | Katie Richcreek
    Jordan Spieth's caddie and former sixth-grade teacher, Michael Greller, has likely made $2 million this season. Yeah, just let that sink in.Greller's earnings would rank 39th on the PGA Tour money list, as the Big Lead's Michael Shamburger determined—not a bad deal for someone who left a stable career to gamble on the then-top-ranked amateur golfer.Based on the $50,000 starting salary for Dallas teachers, per the Dallas Morning News, it would take Greller decades to earn as much as he was estimated to have pocketed in 25 PGA Tour events with Spieth.
  • Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers make franchise history with third straight title

    09/30/2015 6:22:25 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 9/29/15
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Clayton Kershaw lingered on the field a few moments longer than the rest of his Los Angeles teammates, then looked up at the cheering fans in Dodger Blue, smiled and tipped his cap before quickly disappearing into the dugout and heading off to celebrate. Kershaw pitched the big-money Dodgers to their third straight National League West title, tossing a one-hitter as Los Angeles beat Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants 8-0 on Tuesday night. Kershaw allowed just a third-inning single and struck out 13, and now he'll get a chance to erase those sour postseason memories...
  • NFL Week 4 Live Thread

    09/30/2015 4:14:42 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 107 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 4 Oct. 1 Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers 8:25 Oct. 4 New York Jets at Miami Dolphins (London) 9:30 AM Houston Texans at Atlanta Falcons 1 New York Giants at Buffalo Bills 1 Oakland Raiders at Chicago Bears 1 Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals 1 Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts 1 Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins 1 Cleveland Browns at San Diego Chargers 4:05 St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals 4:25 Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos 4:25 Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers 4:25 Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints...
  • Hikers Beaten Up by Mountain Bikers in Tyrol

    09/29/2015 12:09:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Sep 2015
    A group of hikers in Tyrol were attacked by three aggressive mountain bikers on Saturday afternoon as they descended the Rumer Alm in the Innsbruck Land district. One of the hikers suffered multiple lacerations. Police told local media that five hikers were descending from the alm towards the valley at around 5.30pm when they were overtaken at high speed by a mountain biker. The group called after the biker that he should slow down - at which point he stopped and put one of the hikers in a stranglehold. The man struggled to free himself and the biker sped off...
  • The Old School Flunks the Papelbon-Harper Question

    09/29/2015 10:16:41 AM PDT · by BluesDuke · 49 replies
    Throneberry Fields Forever ^ | 28 September 2015 | Yours Truly
    From your ancient baseball history, 1949 to be specific, a little story: In his third major league season, a still very young Yogi Berra has been the target of much veteran needling. Part of it has been due to his squat, homely appearance. But sometimes it has nothing to do with his appearance and everything to do with continuing the young man’s baseball education. Berra has impressed his manager, coaches, and teammates alike with his willingness to listen, learn, listen more, and learn more, but never mind. One fine day he lofts a short pop to center field that falls...
  • Romain Grosjean confirmed at Haas F1 for 2016

    09/29/2015 9:56:35 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 11 replies
    ESPN F1 ^ | 9/29/2015 | Nate Saunders, ESPN F1 Assistant Editor
    The Haas F1 team has confirmed Lotus' Romain Grosjean will be one of two drivers for its debut season in 2016. At an announcement at the team's US base in Kannapolis, North Carolina, the Frenchman was unveiled as the team's first driver signing. Grosjean has driven for Lotus since 2012, while he also raced for the team in seven races during the 2009 season under the guise of Renault. Team owner Gene Haas said Grosjean's F1's experience was key for the team's first season on the grid.
  • CHP Investigators Say Booby Trapped Road near Woodside is Targeted at Cyclists

    09/28/2015 10:13:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 93 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/28/15 | Michelle Roberts
    The California Highway Patrol is trying to find the person who dumped hundreds of nails and tacks on a road near Woodside that’s popular among cyclists. Officers said Monday that there were so many nails left on Kings Mountain Road that clean-up crews were forced to sweep the lanes to get them out of the way. Cyclists are usually drawn to the road for its views and 1,500-foot climb to Skyline Boulevard. "This is one of my favorite hill climbs," Michael Shorts said. But riders, who are now being warned to pay close attention to the sidewalks, are afraid they...
  • Why Super Bowl 50?

    09/27/2015 3:47:37 PM PDT · by 1raider1 · 64 replies
    M' haid | 9/27/2015 | Me
    Why was it OK to have Super Bowl I, V, X, but not L?
  • Adorable Boy Hits Baseball, Stops at First Base to Tell Dad ‘I Love You’

    09/27/2015 12:11:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
    An adorable video shows a boy hitting the baseball in his Little League game — and then stopping at first base to tell his coach, who is also his dad, “I love you.” “Hey,” the boy said. “I have to tell you something. I like you. I love you.” After a quick hug, the boy took off for second base.
  • How did the fire happen at the steelers game?

    09/27/2015 10:37:52 AM PDT · by freebird5850 · 21 replies
    What caused the fire? I tuned in when they were vacuuming the field.
  • UFC Fight Night 75: Josh Barnett vs Roy Nelson Live Thread

    09/26/2015 6:52:22 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 44 replies
    September 26 2015 | UFC
    Welcome to UFC Fight Night 75: Josh Barnett vs Roy Nelson Live Thread! This event is free on FOX Sports 1
  • Germany's Florian Reus Wins Spartathlon

    09/26/2015 6:16:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Local ^ | 26 Sep 2015
    Published: 26 Sep 2015 11:48 GMT+02:00 Facebook Twitter Google+ reddit German runner Florian Reus won the historic 245.3km Spartathlon race on Saturday for the first time, clocking 23 hours, 17 minutes and 31 seconds. Reus, 31, was second the last two years, and as the winner of the race he received an olive wreath and a cup of water from the Evrotas River. Finishing a surprise second was first-time course competitor Dan Lawson of the United Kingdom with the 42-year-old runner timing 23:53.32. He led for most of the race. Third in the 33rd annual Spartathlon was Denmark's 40-year-old Kim...
  • Cubs clinch first playoff spot since '08 with Giants' elimination (Mets,Jays,Pirates in too!)

    09/26/2015 6:16:10 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 36 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/26/15
    The Chicago Cubs have clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2008. The Cubs were assured of at least an NL wild-card slot Friday night when San Francisco lost to Oakland 5-4, eliminating the Giants from playoff contention. The sign outside Wrigley Field lit up with "Cubs Clinch Postseason Berth'' after it became official late Friday night. Fans gathered around to take pictures and mark Chicago's return for the first time since 2008.
  • Tom Brady needs to answer questions about his support of Donald Trump

    09/26/2015 2:46:14 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 92 replies
    SI ^ | September 25, 2015 | Aaron Leibowitz
    Through all the twists and turns of the Deflategate saga, the legal bickering and in-depth air pressure analyses, the story remained compelling for one reason: It put the reputation of New England Patriots ... when one of Trump’s “Make America Great Again” trucker hats was spotted in Brady’s locker. Brady explained that Trump had given the hat to Patriots owner Robert Kraft to pass along to the quarterback. Trump, Brady said, “always gives me a call and different types of motivational speeches at different times.” He said their friendship dates back to 2002, adding that “it’s pretty amazing what he’s...
  • Jordan Spieth one round from $10 million after taking lead at Tour Championship (Jordan Wins)

    09/26/2015 2:02:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 26, 2015 | Doug Ferguson/AP
    ATLANTA — Jordan Spieth already has the best year in golf. He’s one round away from having the richest year in golf history. Spieth battled through a tough, rainy Saturday at the Tour Championship and overtook Henrik Stenson by one shot with a 2-under-par 68.