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  • FBI Plans Leadership Summit for High School Athletes

    06/01/2015 7:12:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    The FBI in Buffalo is holding a first-of-its-kind leadership seminar for high school athletes. The Captains Leadership Seminar scheduled for Friday is the result of a partnership between the FBI, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, University at Buffalo and Erie Community College.
  • 92-Year-Old Becomes Oldest Woman to Finish Marathon

    05/31/2015 2:48:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    A 92-year-old cancer survivor has become the oldest woman to finish a marathon. Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina, ran the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego on Sunday with a 7 hour, 24 minute and 36 second unofficial race time. "I have no idea if I'm going to be able to do it, but I'm going to try," Thompson said at a news conference on Friday prior to her race.
  • How Ty Cobb Was Framed as a Racist

    05/31/2015 2:27:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/31 | Kyle Smith
    The two things everyone knows about Ty Cobb are that he was a phenomenal baseball player and that he was the worst racist ever to play the game. But one of these things is mostly wrong. Cobb, the first player voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the holder of more than 90 records upon his retirement and still the pace-setter with a .366 lifetime batting average, could be rude, but not nearly as nasty as you think. And far from being the most notorious racist in baseball history, he was an early and vocal supporter of integrating the big...
  • Why is Game Seven of the NBA Finals Scheduled for June 19?

    05/31/2015 1:33:48 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 29 replies
    NBA Website ^ | 05/31/2015 | NBA Staff
    Ever notice the NBA never plays on Father's Day? Think that's a coincidence. I don't.
  • Warriors Win over Rockets sets up dream Finals matchup

    05/31/2015 7:55:54 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 12 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 5/28/15 | Ben Golliver
    OAKLAND — What's one more week compared to a 40-year championship drought? What's one more week when it means a shot at the first title in franchise history? The Warriors eliminated the Rockets with a 104–90 victory in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday, advancing to an NBA Finals date with the Cavaliers. This is a matchup worth waiting for, and a little patience will be required. Because both Golden State and Cleveland made quick work of their conference finals foes, the NBA will hit the pause button for a full week before the championship series opens...
  • UFC Fight Night Condit vs. Alves Live Thread

    05/30/2015 4:56:21 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 94 replies
    UFC | 5/30/2015
    Main Card (Fox Sports 1) 10pm ET/ 7pm PT/ 3am UK 170lbs- Carlos Condit (29-8) vs. Thiago Alves (21-9) 145lbs- Charles Oliveira (19-4) vs. Nik Lentz (25-6-2) 155lbs- Alex Oliveira (11-2-1) vs. KJ Noons (13-7) 205lbs- Ryan Jimmo (19-4) vs. Francimar Barroso (16-4) 170lbs- Wendell Oliveira (24-8) vs. Darren Till (12-0) 155lbs- Norman Parke (20-3-1) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (16-4) Preliminary Bouts (Fox Sports 1) 8pm ET/ 5pm PT/ 1am UK 125lbs- Jussier Formiga (17-3) vs. Wilson Reis (19-5) 145lbs- Rony Jason (14-5) vs. Damon Jackson (9-1) 170lbs- Nicolas Dalby (13-0) vs. Elizeu Zaleski (14-4) 145lbs- Mirsad Bektic (9-0) vs....
  • Shameless Vanity. Vote in USA Today contest for my nephew

    05/29/2015 9:16:46 AM PDT · by Fizzie · 11 replies
    5/29/20`5 | me
    St. Margaret's Tartans are in the USA Today final round for best HS boys lacrosse team in the country! St. Margaret's won the Southern California title recently, which is as high as HS teams can progress. (There is no state or national championship.) Thanks to friends like you voting in the 1st two rounds, St. Margaret's finished #3 in the country in Round 2 voting, and 1st in bracket. (Bracket and popular vote weren't necessarily in synch, depending on bracket) . In the final vote, it's all popular vote, which is serious business. (Dopey way of determining the best boy's...
  • Montreal has passed first test toward return of baseball to city, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says

    05/29/2015 6:31:33 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    National Post ^ | May 28, 2015 | Canadian Press
    NEW YORK — Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is open to Montreal hosting three or four regular-season games in 2016, the city’s mayor said Thursday after a 45-minute meeting he described as “extremely positive.” The goal of the encounter was to show Manfred that Montreal is “serious about baseball,” said Denis Coderre, who explained the city’s strategy toward acquiring a team either through expansion or the relocation of an existing franchise. Coderre wouldn’t give details about that strategy but said demonstrating to the league that Montreal can fill the Olympic Stadium for games in June or July is the...
  • Georgia High School Football Player’s Final Wish Fulfilled by Teammate After His Death

    05/28/2015 4:48:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    ktla ^ | Tracy Bloom,
    Georgia high school football team made national headlines this week for what they did to fulfill their teammate’s last wish before he passed away. With a group of mourners lining the field, the Coffee County High School Trojans carried the coffin of 18-year-old Malik Sparkman through their team’s stadium tunnel, CNN affiliate WSB-TV reported on Wednesday. Sparkman has told his teammates before he died last week that he wanted to go through the tunnel and into the stadium with them one final time, the Atlanta-area station reported. His death came after he was diagnosed with kidney cancer last year. “He...
  • Ball team giving away finger-less foam hand on Jose Canseco Weekend

    05/28/2015 3:41:01 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 6 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 28, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Jose Canseco might be missing a finger but he hasn’t lost his sense of humour. The former big-league slugger’s firearm faux pas last October, which cost him a part of his middle finger, will be front and centre during the Sonoma Stompers’ Jose Canseco Weekend festivities next month. According to a press release from the independent pro baseball team announcing Jose Canseco Weekend, the first 250 fans attending the Stompers’ games against the Rafael Pacifics June 12-13 in Sonoma, Calif., will receive a foam hand ... complete with a missing middle digit. “I’m playing for the @sonomastompers next month. Come...
  • Women Bring Home the Venison

    05/28/2015 3:08:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Two months ago, Taylor Herrick rode in an open convertible waving to blue-and-gold-wearing Bulldog boosters who hailed her as Pardeeville High School’s Homecoming queen. On Saturday, she perched on the gate of a pickup, showing off the 13-point buck she’d bagged, just minutes after the opening of Wisconsin’s nine-day gun deer hunting season. It would be hard to venture a guess as to which event made Taylor smile more brightly. The pickup holding the big buck was parked in front of the Angie Williams Cox Library in downtown Pardeeville, and Taylor was tickled to share her story with passers-by. She...
  • Jack Nicklaus used the same 3-wood for all 18 major wins (37 years)

    05/28/2015 12:30:39 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 43 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 5-27-15 | Ryan Ballengee
    How often do you buy new golf clubs? Every year, three years? Would you use the same club for 37 years? No, you wouldn't, but Jack Nicklaus did and it helped him to 18 major titles. Nicklaus used a 1958 MacGregor 693 3-wood to win all of his major championships and 73 PGA Tour titles. He stopped using it in 1995. It's now on display in the new Jack Nicklaus Room at the USGA's museum at its Far Hills, N.J. headquarters. While the 3-wood is out of his bag now, he still uses what he called "small-headed" irons. Fans ask...
  • Angel Stadium food guide: Critic Brad A. Johnson offers what to eat (or not), how long it takes ...

    05/28/2015 11:42:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | May 28, 2015 | Brad A. Johnson
    Full title: Angel Stadium food guide: Critic Brad A. Johnson offers what to eat (or not), how long it takes and more I dined at every single food concession at Angel Stadium so that everyone else doesn’t have to. I found a great cheeseburger, some wretched barbecue and county-fair-worthy hand-dipped corn dogs. I learned that a fancy gourmet sausage topped with grilled onions is not better than the most basic, unadorned Angel Dog. I also realized that just because a concession carries the name of a famous chain, the product might bear little resemblance to the real deal. Here are...
  • Jason Kelce – “Tim (Tebow) would be very tough to stop in short yardage”

    05/28/2015 8:16:05 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 7 replies
    GCobb.com ^ | May 28th, 2015 | Garry Cobb
    Eagles Pro Bowl center Jason Kelce was just on the 94WIP Morning Show and he told Angelo Cataldi he made some comments about the Eagles quarterbacks. On Sam Bradford – “I’ve worked with Sam out there on the field. He’s still limited in what he can do, but he looks great with what he does.” “Sam can throw the football very well down the field.” On Tim Tebow – “Tebow has looked pretty good in OTA’s especially with the read option plays. It’s hard to know what Chip is going to do at quarterback because each of them does their...
  • Massive synthetic putting green opens in Port St. Lucie [Golf Ping]

    05/27/2015 4:25:07 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 2 replies
    PB Post Blog ^ | 5-26-15 | Brian Biggane
    Residents of Vitalia at Tradition in Port St. Lucie desiring to work on their short game have a remarkable new resource literally at their fingertips. The active adult community recently opened a 43,000-square-foot synthetic putting green that is believed to be the largest in the United States and possibly the world. Designed by golf course architect George Clifton, the synthetic surface is comprised of environmentally friendly, recyclable premium nylon that will never require watering, pesticides or other chemicals. The complex is large enough that it has a native area of trees and plants incorporated into its design. It is available...
  • Nascar SCS FedEx 400 at Dover Intl Speedway Sunday, May 31 on FOX Sports 1 at 6:00 PM ET

    05/27/2015 4:33:34 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 91 replies
  • Charter Communications to offer Dodgers TV channel (after buyout of Time Warner)

    05/26/2015 6:35:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 26, 2015 | Meg James
    Charter Communications plans to soon begin offering the Los Angeles Dodgers TV channel, SportsNet LA, in Southern California, breaking the year-long impasse that has prevented thousands of baseball fans from watching their favorite team on TV ... "We want the Dodgers on every outlet and we are committed to making that happen," [Charter Communications Chief Executive Tom] Rutledge said ...
  • American Pharoah to go for Triple Crown in June 6 Belmont Stakes

    05/26/2015 3:48:13 PM PDT · by ETL · 46 replies
    belmontstakes.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Jenny Kellner
    For the third time in four years, Belmont Park will play host to a Triple Crown hopeful when American Pharoah attempts to add the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 6, the final and most demanding leg of the series, to his victories in the Kentucky Derby and in yesterday's rain-drenched Preakness. It will mark the 14th time since Affirmed swept all three races in 1978 that a horse has had a chance to join the 11 Triple Crown champions; none have succeeded. Three of those attempts have been by American Pharoah's Hall of...
  • High School Softball Player on Life Support After Collapsing During Game in Fontana

    05/26/2015 7:20:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    ktla ^ | Kennedy Ryan and Dave Mecham,
    Dana Housley was at bat in the bottom of the 8th inning with the game on the line, when suddenly the 15-year-old complained of dizziness. “She turned to look at me, which I thought was kinda odd in the middle of the pitch, and she said ‘coach Angelo, I feel dizzy,'” Angelo Michaels said. “As she was walking toward me, her knees started to give way and I caught her.” ... It was believed that Housley may have suffered a brain aneurysm, according to a post on her GoFundMe page. “She has been placed on life support because she is...
  • 15-Year-Old Dies Playing Game He Loves

    05/25/2015 10:21:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    KAAL ^ | 05/25/2015
    Police say a 15-year-old baseball player has died after being struck by a ball in the northern Minnesota city of Bemidji. snip Police say Zacharie was pitching and was struck by a ball that a batter hit. He died later at a hospital.
  • Sonya Baumstein Aims to Become First Woman to Cross Pacific Ocean in Rowboat

    05/25/2015 9:14:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/25 | Mark Matthews
    Sonya Baumstein is about to attempt something no other woman has ever done: She is going to try and cross the Pacific Ocean – non-stop, from Japan to San Francisco – in a row boat. NBC Bay Area’s Mark Matthews spoke with Baumstein on Monday via Skype. Right now, she’s on Japan’s east coast, about to embark on her voyage, which she hopes will end with her rowing under the Golden Gate Bridge. Baumstein is only 30, but she’s got some expeditions already logged. She rowed across the Atlantic. She kayaked from Seattle to Juneau. “I’ve also paddle boarded the...
  • Bears Release Ex-49er Ray McDonald After Arrest in California

    05/25/2015 9:06:43 PM PDT · by truth_seeker · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 25, 2015 | By KEN BELSON
    By KEN BELSONMAY 25, 2015 The Chicago Bears released defensive lineman Ray McDonald after he was arrested Monday in California on a domestic violence charge, the latest in a string of run-ins that have tested the boundaries of the N.F.L.’s tougher personal conduct policy. McDonald’s release came nine months after he was arrested in a separate domestic violence case and just two months after the Bears signed him to an incentive-laden free-agent contract. McDonald was not charged in the first case, and the San Francisco 49ers, his team last season, did not penalize him. But in December, three months later,...
  • How a Former NFL Star with ALS Finds Small Victories Every Day

    05/25/2015 6:12:11 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5-20-15 | Savita Iyer
    <p>Every few days, Chie Smith, a former cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders, chops, dices, and blends together a selection of fresh, raw vegetables, cooked wild salmon, and quinoa in her Richardson, Texas, home.</p> <p>The smooth puree that she portions out into equal servings are for her husband, former NFL player Steve Smith, 50, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2002 and has been using a feeding tube since 2006.</p>
  • Police: Man arrested After Hospital Believed He Was Selling Drugs From Room

    05/24/2015 4:50:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    A 63-year-old man is facing several drug charges after an aggressive outburst at a local hospital. On May 18, officers were called to St. Anthony’s Hospital after an incident with a patient. According to the arrest affidavit, a nurse discovered a glass pipe while checking on 63-year-old Wayne Woods. Security officers say Woods grabbed an IV pole and started lunging at the security officer before hitting one person with the pole. Witnesses say Woods also ripped out two medical devices that were attached to the wall. Authorities say they also discovered several bags with what appeared to be crystal methamphetamine,...
  • Indy 500 Live Thread

    05/24/2015 9:04:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 99 replies
    24 May, 2015 | Self
    Race about to start
  • UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier LIVE THREAD

    05/23/2015 5:07:05 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 78 replies
    UFC | 05/23/15
  • Michael Sam signs with CFL's Montreal Alouettes

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

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

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

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

    05/21/2015 4:36:59 PM PDT · by Chode · 28 replies
    5/21/2015 | Chode
    Circuit de Monaco - Monte Carlo First Grand Prix 1950 Number of Laps 78 Circuit Length 3.337KM Race Distance 260.286KM
  • English Premiere League Championship Sunday - What to watch for

    05/21/2015 6:04:09 AM PDT · by kevkrom · 46 replies
    self | 2015-05-21 | self
    EUROPEAN LEAGUE QUALIFYING AND RELEGATION The top 3 teams in the Barclay's Premiere League (BPL) qualify directly to UEFA Champions League group play. The BPL champions will be a seeded team in EUFA. The 4th place team qualifies for a UEFA play-in series against a club to be determined by draw among other qualifiers. The winner of the home-and-home series proceeds to UEFA group play. The 5th place team qualifies for Europa League play, entering the competition at the play-off stage. The Capital One Cup (League Cup) winner qualifies for Europa, entering at the third qualifying stage. Since the Capital...
  • Why Children Are Abandoning Baseball

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    05/15/2015 2:30:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 14, 2015 | Adam Jude
    Earl Averill Jr., a Snohomish High School graduate and a seven-year major league veteran, died Wednesday in Tacoma. He was 83. The Mariners scheduled a moment of silence in Averill’s honor just before the start of Thursday’s game against the Red Sox. Averill is the son of Baseball Hall of Famer Earl Averill.
  • An early look at tomorrow's Preakness Stakes

    05/15/2015 7:23:29 AM PDT · by ETL · 38 replies
    preakness.com and brisnet.com (links included) | 5/15/15 | self
    2015 Preakness Stakes Distance:One Mile And Three Sixteenths - (Dirt) Pgm PP Horse Name (L) WT. Jockey/Trainer Owner M/L Odds 1 1 American Pharoah L 126 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Zayat Stables, LLC 4-5 2 2 Dortmund L 126 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah, Inc. 7-2 3 3 Mr. Z L 126 Corey S. Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas Calumet Farm 20-1 4 4 Danzig Moon L 126 Julien R. Leparoux Mark E. Casse John C. Oxley 15-1 5 5 Tale of Verve L 126 Joel Rosario Dallas Stewart Charles E. Fipke 30-1 6 6 Bodhisattva L 126 Trevor McCarthy...
  • Team Fighting Championship: yeah, it’s insane

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