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  • Nascar SCS Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway March Sun. 8 on FOX at 3:30 PM ET

    03/03/2015 8:13:25 PM PST · by ican'tbelieveit · 6 replies
  • NFL stars to donate brains for medical research

    03/03/2015 7:32:13 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3 March 2015
    Two American Football stars say they will donate their brains for medical research after their deaths. New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford and former Seattle Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice want to support studies into brain injuries. Many former players in the sport suffer degenerative brain disease. "There are a lot of issues that stem from brain injuries and it's not just professional athletes. This affects everybody," Weatherford said. Rice won the Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks last year before retiring - at the age of 27 - over fears for his long-term health after absorbing so many blows to...
  • Ed Modzelewski, fullback on Cleveland Browns 1955 championship team, dies at 86

    03/03/2015 5:07:56 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | March 2, 2015 | Branson Wright
    Ed Modzelewski was on the verge of retirement from the NFL to become a college assistant coach. But the persuasive Paul Brown convinced Modzelewski to remain with the Cleveland Browns ... Modzelewski, a fullback with the Browns, died last Friday of congestive heart failure at his home in Sedona, Ariz. He was 86 ... He retired following the 1959 season. Modzelewski went into the restaurant business with his brother Dick ... Dick played two seasons with the Browns (1964-66) ...
  • Curt Schilling Goes Full Dad Mode, Gets Revenge When His 17-Year-Old Daughter Is Bullied Online

    03/03/2015 4:28:01 PM PST · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | march 3, 2015 | oliver darcy
    Baseball legend Curt Schilling penned a scathing column Sunday targeting a group of individuals who sent sexually derogatory tweets to his daughter over the weekend. It started when Schilling tweeted a simple congratulatory message to his 17-year-old daughter Gabby for getting accepted into college. Moments later, Schilling and Gabby’s Twitter accounts were flooded with vulgar, sexually-explicit messages that TheBlaze has chosen not to reprint. Being a father, Schilling could not stand by and do nothing. The legendary pitcher penned a blistering columnon his blog. -snip In his blog post, Shilling particularly targeted two individuals and published screen shots of the comments...
  • Jordan, Other NBA Owners Join Forbes' Billionaire List

    03/03/2015 5:01:27 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 2, 2015, 4:36 PM ET | Associated Press (AP)
    Michael Jordan and some other NBA owners have reached new heights, landing on Forbes world list of billionaires. Forbes released its list on Monday and noted that Jordan's net worth is estimated at $1 billion, thanks to his well-timed investment in the Charlotte Hornets.
  • Chicago baseball pioneer Minnie Minoso dies

    03/02/2015 7:36:12 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    The baseball world lost another legend on Sunday with the death of former Chicago White Sox outfielder Minnie Minoso. Minoso was a seven-time All-Star while playing with the White Sox in the 1950s and 1960s, but much more than that he was a pioneer. When he was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the White Sox in 1951, he became the city of Chicago’s first black player. There is some dispute over when Minoso was born, but the team website said he was 92. The Chicago Tribune reported that Minoso was found dead in his car at a Chicago gas...
  • NHLer's daughter influences trade with letter

    03/02/2015 3:31:10 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 7 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 2, 2015 | QMI Agency
    While general managers and coaching staff are usually in charge of trade decisions, we can't help but wonder if a letter written by one NHLer's daughter influenced his deal. Jordyn Leopold, the 11-year-old daughter of defenceman Jordan Leopold, penned a letter to the Minnesota Wild asking them to add her dad to their roster and return him to his home state where his family lives. They did. Leopold was traded from the Blue Jackets to the Wild for Justin Falk and a fifth-round pick ahead of Monday's NHL trade deadline. In the letter, Jordyn expresses how "lonely" the family is...
  • Man has a seizure while skydiving at 9,000 feet

    03/02/2015 8:22:15 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 11 replies
    Odd_News ^ | March 1, 2015 | Thor Benson
    PINJARRA, Australia, A video was released of a man having a seizure while skydiving in Australia. The incident happened on November 14, 2014. The intermediate-level skydiver had the seizure at an altitude of around 9,000 feet. The man was allegedly unconscious for about 30 seconds. An instructor glided on a collision course and successfully made contact and opened the man's parachute at around 4,000 feet. The man regained consciousness and was able to land safely with the parachute.
  • PGA Golfer Dan Olsen: Tiger Woods Suspended For Failed Drug Test [audio link]

    03/01/2015 2:18:21 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 57 replies
    the game 730 ^ | 3-1-15 | Dan Olsen
    This guy is a bit of a crack pot, but I've suspected this. Funny either way, and we'll see if anything else comes from this. Michael Jordan and his playing baseball comes to mind.
  • Minnie Minoso, Treasured White Sox Ballplayer, Is Dead

    03/01/2015 12:44:03 PM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 1, 2015 | Richard Goldstein
    Minnie Minoso, the hugely popular All-Star outfielder from Cuba who became the major league’s first black player out of Latin America and a treasured figure in the history of the Chicago White Sox, died on Sunday in Chicago. His true age was never entirely clear, but by an account in his autobiography, he would have been 89 when he died.
  • Photo Gallery: The Honda Classic [golf ping, rain pictures]

    03/01/2015 10:14:42 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 31 replies
    pgatour.com ^ | 2-28-15 | n/a
  • UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano Live Event

    02/28/2015 4:56:39 PM PST · by Manic_Episode · 161 replies
    UFC | 2/28/2015
    UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano
  • Earl Lloyd, N.B.A.’s First Black Player, Dies at 86

    02/28/2015 8:03:44 AM PST · by EveningStar · 1 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 27, 2015 | Richard Goldstein
    Earl Lloyd, who became the first black player to appear in an N.B.A. game when he took the court for the Washington Capitols in October 1950, three and a half years after Jackie Robinson broke modern major league baseball’s color barrier, died on Thursday in Crossville, Tenn. He was 86 ... When the N.B.A., going into its fifth season, prepared for its April 1950 draft, many club owners continued to resist signing a black player. Apart from the prejudices of the time, some owners feared that Abe Saperstein, the owner of the all-black, crowd-pleasing Harlem Globetrotters, would pull them from...
  • NASCAR PRODUCTIONS, SPIKE PRESENT 'I AM DALE EARNHARDT'

    02/27/2015 2:55:39 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 5 replies
    NASCAR.com ^ | February 25, 2015 | Official NASCAR Release
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 25, 2015) -- NASCAR Productions and Spike TV have joined forces to create a captivating and revealing documentary on the life of a legendary American sports hero -- Dale Earnhardt Sr. The original film, "I AM DALE EARNHARDT," premieres exclusively on Monday, March 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Spike TV.
  • INGLEWOOD (CA) APPROVES PLANS FOR RAMS STADIUM (NFL)

    02/25/2015 12:59:22 PM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 25, 2015 | William Bigelow
    The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s prospective stadium at Hollywood Park on Tuesday. The $1.86 billion, 80,000-seat, closed-roof structure, to be opened in 2018, would become the world’s most expensive stadium. Chris Meany, vice president of the Hollywood Park Land Company (HPLC), partners with the Kroenke Group, commented, “It’s just the next step, but it’s a very important step.”
  • What magically delicious lucky charms have Pats used upon fumble-free footballs? [Ballghazi Vanity]

    02/25/2015 10:52:34 AM PST · by Colofornian · 62 replies
    Colofornian | Feb. 25, 2015 | Colofornian
    Sunday -- March 1-- begins the 25th annual recognition of Irish-American recognition month as recognized by the United States Congress. Why, St. Patrick's Day parades have been going on in Boston for over 275 years to the delight of crowds' cheers and whistles. And, for these past 40 days, it appears a distinct type of whistle-blowing has entered the New England landscape: Whistle-blowers of alleged East Coast NFL shenanigans have been turned up to high volume. The pursuit? To discover if any roguish tricksterism by Brady & his Boston-based Patriotic Leprauchans these past eight years might be evidenced by “the...
  • There’s a glaring contradiction in NFL’s Deflategate timeline ['Ballghazi' Pats' sting?]

    02/25/2015 10:52:04 AM PST · by Colofornian · 33 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | Bart Hubbuch
    The Deflategate controversy took another strange turn Thursday when Colts general manager Ryan Grigson revealed he had alerted the NFL the week before the AFC Championship Game about concerns the Patriots were underinflating footballs. Grigson’s revelation, which came during a press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, appeared to contradict league officiating director Dean Blandino’s strong denial the NFL had conducted a “sting” of New England during the title game. “Earlier in that week, prior to the AFC Championship Game, we notified the league about our concerns,” Grigson told reporters Thursday. “We went into the game, we had...
  • Nascar SCS Quiktrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway March Sun. 1 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    02/25/2015 5:32:29 AM PST · by ican'tbelieveit · 67 replies
  • ESPN suspends Keith Olbermann over Penn State tweets

    02/24/2015 12:14:26 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    Winnipeg Sun ^ | 02/24/2015
    ESPN on Tuesday suspended Keith Olbermann for the remainder of the week after he made insulting comments about Penn State students on Twitter.According to multiple reports, a Penn State alum tweeted to Olbermann the phrase "We Are!" and a link to an article about students raising more than $13 million to fight pediatric cancer. Olbermann replied "...Pitiful."Penn State students and alum rallied on Twitter and pressed Olbermann, who refused to back down, saying he was referring to Penn State students in general and not the fundraising.On Tuesday, ESPN said in a statement that "it was completely inappropriate and does...
  • Penn State grad got ESPN's Olbermann suspended

    02/24/2015 3:38:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 02/24/2015 | Robert Moran
    Lisa Aiello DeLeon just wanted to show Keith Olbermann that there was more to Penn State than the Jerry Sandusky scandal. When she read that the university's annual THON dance marathon had raised more than $13 million over the weekend for pediatric cancer research, she thought of the ESPN host.
  • What's Kieth Olberman up to these days? (Working in the truck for Fox Sports Midwest)

    05/13/2014 8:18:42 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 22 replies
    5/13/14 | HVC
    Watching the Cards and Cubs on FOX Sports Midwest tonight and the announcers mentioned that Olberman was in the truck. Not sure if he is a producer or what. My, how he has fallen.
  • ESPN suspends Keith Olbermann for rest of week after Penn State tweets

    02/25/2015 12:38:45 AM PST · by South40 · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 24 FEB 2015 | Nick Bromberg
    ESPN anchor Keith Olbermann will not anchor his show for the rest of the week after a series of tweets directed at Penn State students. Olbermann, who was most recently critical of Penn State on his ESPN show in January after Joe Paterno's vacated wins were restored, was told on Twitter by a user about the $13 million raised by Penn State students for pediatric cancer. He responded to the tweet with a response of "pitiful." "We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State. It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect...
  • ESPN's Keith Olbermann suspended for Penn State tweets

    02/24/2015 11:53:03 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 52 replies
    cbs news ^ | 2-24-15 | Frederick Brown
    "“We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State. It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect the views of ESPN. We have discussed it with Keith, who recognizes he was wrong. ESPN and Keith have agreed that he will not host his show for the remainder of this week and will return on Monday.”" "I apologize for the PSU tweets. I was stupid and childish and way less mature than the students there who did such a great fundraising job."
  • K-State stuns KU as fans storm court (did it go too far?)

    02/24/2015 11:21:18 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 27 replies
    K-State stuns KU as fans storm court Have you seen this video? This is going to get worse. I think it is time to put an end to storming the court except for championship games.
  • Mysterious tunnel found near Canada sports venue as country on edge after terror attack

    02/23/2015 10:27:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:50AM GMT 24 Feb 2015 | (AFP)
    A sophisticated tunnel has been discovered near a major sporting venue and a university in Toronto, reports said Monday, with Canada on edge over the threat of possible extremist attacks. A municipal worker was walking through woods near York University and the Rexall Center last month when he spotted a piece of corrugated metal on the ground, lifted it up and found a passageway, the public broadcaster CBC said. The tunnel was about 23 feet long and 22.5 meters tall and was lit by an electric generator. The walls and ceilings had been reinforced and tools had been left inside....
  • Iron Dog 2015 Thread

    02/22/2015 11:59:14 PM PST · by Qiviut · 40 replies
    Various
    The Iron Dog Snow Mobile race started yesterday from Big Lake at 10:00 AK time. This year's race is being called the “water & dirt” race because snow is lacking on some major portions of trail and the race route had to be changed to avoid open water on the Yukon. Through slush and muck, soggy Iron Dog snowmachine racers head north Todd Palin and partner Tyler Huntington (Team 11) are in this year's race and have made it to the McGrath Airport checkpoint as of Sunday night (Feb. 23) – last year, they were early out of the race...
  • UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs. Mir Live Thread

    02/22/2015 4:22:07 PM PST · by Manic_Episode · 83 replies
    UFC | 2/22/15
    UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs. Mir Live Thread
  • Kyle Busch breaks leg, foot in crash

    02/22/2015 10:11:43 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | 2/22/15 | Bob Pockrass
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Kyle Busch will miss the Daytona 500 after suffering a broken right leg and left foot following a hard crash into an interior concrete wall during an Xfinity Series race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Kyle Busch was stretchered off after his car slammed into an infield concrete wall during the Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Busch needed assistance getting out of his car after it slammed into a wall that did not have an energy-absorbing steel-and-foam energy reduction (SAFER) barrier. His right leg was placed in an air cast before he was transported...
  • Darren Daulton passes along good news in battle against brain cancer

    02/21/2015 4:19:31 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 9 replies
    CBSSports ^ | February 19, 2015 | Mike Axisa
    Two years ago, long-time Phillies catcher Darren Daulton was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer the American Brain Tumor Association characterizes as being "highly malignant." He had successful surgery to remove a pair of brain tumors in July 2013. Daulton, now 53, has undergone extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatment in the 19 months since the surgery. On Thursday he passed along some good news:
  • Chargers, Raiders will jointly pursue an NFL stadium in Carson

    02/20/2015 6:25:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 20, 2015 | Sam Farmer
    On the field, the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have had as bitter a rivalry as any in the NFL but in a sense, they’re now partners. The teams will officially announce Friday that, while they work on stadium deals in their current cities, they will jointly pursue a shared, $1.7-billion NFL stadium in Carson as an alternative. While theirs might seem to be an unlikely pairing -- the Silver & Black and the Powder Blue -- the Raiders and Chargers have actually been closer over the years than many people might think.
  • Boxing Great Harold Johnson Dies

    02/20/2015 5:16:58 AM PST · by pallmallman · 9 replies
    The Ring ^ | 02/19/2015 | Lee Groves
    Some fighters seize the public’s imagination with awe-inspiring one-punch knockouts. Others bedazzle with bursts of supersonic speed. A few grab headlines with their retina-burning attire, their inspirational life stories or their inflammatory trash talk. Onetime light heavyweight champion Harold Johnson, who died Thursday morning at 86, didn’t take any shortcuts to earn his greatness. He was a solid citizen in a sport saturated by crazies, criminals and characters. He was the guy who clocked in every day and did his job in such a classy, dignified manner that one couldn’t help but admire his excellence. Johnson was a beautifully proportioned...
  • Jon Stewart calls out WWE wrestler Seth Rollins: 'This is the biggest mistake you ever made'

    02/19/2015 3:52:30 PM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    SB Nation ^ | February 19, 2015 | Bill Hanstock
    Monday night on RAW, WWE Superstar and current Mr. Money in the Bank, Seth Rollins, took some shots at Jon Stewart, calling The Daily Show "unwatchable." Bad move, Seth. Now Stewart (a massive wrestling fan) has fired back in this pitch-perfect A-plus promo.
  • As Chargers' future in San Diego hangs in balance, tempers rise

    02/19/2015 2:35:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 17, 2015 | Tony Perry
    Political discord increased Tuesday between the San Diego Chargers and Mayor Kevin Faulconer over whether the city will build a new stadium to keep the team from moving to Los Angeles. The two sides exchanged increasingly pointed barbs accusing the other of not dealing in good faith to solve the volatile issue.
  • Patriots Notified NFL About Ball Issue; Fired League Employee Named

    02/19/2015 12:44:44 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 18 replies
    NESN.com ^ | 19 Feb 15 | Anna Fogel
    According to Florio, who cited a league source with knowledge of the situation, the New England Patriots notified the NFL about an issue with the special-teams ball after scoring the first touchdown of the game. Scott Miller, the league official who was fired, called for the football — which was marked “K1″ by game officials before the game started — following the opening kickoff, Florio reported. Video evidence shows Miller collecting the ball. Read more at: http://nesn.com/2015/02/report-patriots-notified-nfl-about-issue-with-ball-fired-league-employee-named/
  • NFL employee handed kicking game ball to Patriots' locker room attendant [Hmm...Brian Williams?]

    02/19/2015 4:54:08 AM PST · by Colofornian · 55 replies
    ESPN ^ | Feb. 19, 2015
    The unapproved kicking ball that sources told "Outside the Lines" that a Gillette Stadium officials' locker room attendant tried to introduce into the AFC Championship Game was handed to the man by an NFL employee, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday.
  • Former Blazers player Jerome Kersey dies at 52

    02/18/2015 9:53:55 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 16 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 18, 2015 | Ken Berger
    Jerome Kersey, a 17-year NBA veteran who played in two NBA Finals with the Portland Trail Blazers, died Wednesday, two people close to him told CBSSports.com. He was 52. Kersey played 11 seasons for the Trail Blazers before spending time with the Warriors, Lakers, SuperSonics, Spurs and Bucks. He was a member of San Antonio's 1999 NBA championship team.
  • Hear comedian Frank Caliendo read Alex Rodriguez’s apology letter as Morgan Freeman [et al]

    02/18/2015 6:05:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    nydailynews ^ | Bill Price
    The incredible impressionist read A-Rod’s letter as actor Morgan Freeman and ESPN’s Jon Gruden and Chris Berman.
  • Insider notes: Qatar set for winter World Cup, [truncated]

    02/18/2015 1:33:24 PM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    SI ^ | February 18, 2015 | Grant Wahl
    Multiple sources say it's a done deal that World Cup 2022 will take place in November and December of 2022 in Qatar. A FIFA task force will meet in Doha next week and make that recommendation, and the FIFA Executive Committee is set to make the decision final at its meeting in Zurich next month.
  • These concept NFL helmets feature massive, futuristic logos

    02/18/2015 10:31:31 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 80 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 2/18 | James Dator
    There is never a shortage of ardent NFL fans and with that comes the desire to improve the sport as we know it. Deeyung Entertainment took this a step further by creating new helmets for all 32 teams. The designs are futuristic, and some of them very cool -- but old school fans won't be pleased.
  • US hockey team's Miracle on Ice was 35 years ago; seems like yesterday for Mike Eruzione

    02/18/2015 6:45:53 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    fox ^ | 2-18-15 | ap
    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – It's been more than three decades since his landmark goal became the centerpiece of the U.S. Olympic hockey team's Miracle on Ice. For 60-year-old Mike Eruzione, it still seems like only yesterday. Eruzione says he's doing something every week that's associated with 1980, the year he scored a game-winning goal against the Soviet Union in the medal round at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics. It was a bunch of college kids matched up against one of the best teams in hockey history. The United States triumphed with an improbable comeback 35 years ago.
  • Review: Ruger PC9 carbine Police Carbine that works for everyone.

    02/17/2015 5:14:19 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 30 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | 2/12/2015 | Frank Stratton
    The Ruger Police carbine was designed by as a companion long arm to go with their P series pistols. This was to cash in on the trend of many law enforcement departments adding a carbine as an alternative or an addition to a shotgun for patrol cars. Ruger P series pistols use the same magazines and were offered in both 9mm and .40 caliber chamberings. Ruger made these carbines for 10 years, 1996 to 2006, marketing them to police departments but selling them to private buyers as well. The carbine is externally a traditionally styled long arm with a manual...
  • BYU Football Recruit Arrested On Sexual Assault, Drug Charges

    02/16/2015 7:27:17 PM PST · by Colofornian · 11 replies
    MidUtahRadio.com ^ | Feb. 13, 2015 | Doug Staples
    A BYU football recruit is accused of sexually assaulting an alleged prostitute. Charles West of Coppell, Texas was arrested last week—two days after Signing Day. Police say West called a female escort to his family’s home, held a knife to her neck and demanded sexual favors. He is also charged with drug possession. West chose to play for the Cougars in October after receiving a dozen offers from other universities.
  • The Presidents Assigned to Their Proper Schools

    02/16/2015 2:55:39 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 17 replies
    everydayshouldbesaturday.com ^ | 2-16-15 | Spencer Hall
    George Washington. Famous for being first, but hasn't done anything in centuries. RUTGERS John Adams. Sort of forgotten and small and lost to Thomas Jefferson so...WAKE FOREST Thomas Jefferson. Bought Louisiana, had zero scruples, drank hard, and invented the disgraceful sex scandal. LSU James Madison. Tiny, but punched well above his weight, and lasted way longer in the game than he had any right to via craftiness. BOISE STATE James Monroe. Known for having financial difficulties. MARYLAND John Quincy Adams. Thorny bastard who swam naked in rivers for fun and had big-ass sideburns. WEST VIRGINIA Andrew Jackson. Completely insane. Noted...
  • Lance Armstrong Forced to Pay Ł6.5m to SCA Promotions for Lying about using Performance ....

    02/16/2015 11:07:39 AM PST · by Cecily · 54 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | February 16, 2015 | Tom Cary
    Lance Armstrong has been ordered to pay $10 million (£6.5m) to SCA Promotions, the Dallas-based company that paid him around $12m in bonuses during his career. Armstrong won seven Tour de France titles between 1999 and 2005 before being stripped of all of them in 2012 for doping. The dispute with SCA dates back to 2005 when the firm withheld bonuses due to concerns that the Texan had cheated. SCA eventually reached an out-of-court settlement with Armstrong, paying him $9.5m plus $2.5m in costs. After ­Armstrong’s cheating was exposed, SCA sued to get its money back. The company has a separate...
  • Zero for 50 and 200 Yards From Just 10.

    02/16/2015 7:59:57 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 2/16/2015 | Nathan S.
    Like many of our readers, I am now limited to my closest ranges being indoor. Drives me nuts when I have to zero a rifle for 3-gun and the longest range I can get too quickly is a scant 15 yards. (I can drive 45 minutes to some good long-ranges, but getting at least three hours free can be difficult).
  • Oklahoma State wrestling: Cowboys stun 4-time national champion Penn State

    02/16/2015 4:00:29 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 25 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 2/16/15 | Staff
    STILLWATER — The Oklahoma State wrestling team set the stage — literally — thinking upset over four-time defending national champion Penn State. After the fifth-ranked Nittany Lions picked up pins in two of the first four matches, the seventh-ranked Cowboys rallied with wins in four of the final six matches to pull off a 21-18 victory. Fifth-ranked Austin Marsden sealed the outcome with a 4-3 win over Jon Gingrich at 285 pounds. The action took place with the mat elevated on a stage, providing a unique atmosphere much like the NCAA championship finals, in front of 6,491 fans at Gallagher-Iba...
  • Former NHLer Steve Montador passes away at 35

    02/15/2015 2:04:48 PM PST · by massmike · 16 replies
    http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/ ^ | 02/15/2015 | James O'Brien
    Former NHL defenseman Steve Montador died at age 35, as first reported by TVA’s Renaud Lavoie. The Mississauga News reports that he was found dead at his home at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. Police do not suspect foul play. Montador last performed in the NHL for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2011-12. He played 571 regular season games spread out between the Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, Buffalo Sabres, Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins and Blackhawks. Many may remember him most from his time when the Flames, as he appeared in 20 postseason games during Calgary’s memorable run to the 2004 Stanley...
  • Russell Wilson: '50 Shades of Grey' a 'great movie'; fan backlash ensues

    02/14/2015 11:02:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 14, 2015 | John Breech
    Russell Wilson has had a solid career so far as an NFL quarterback but his career as a movie critic has gotten off to a rocky start. The Seahawks quarterback went to see 50 Shades of Grey on Thursday night and by Friday morning, his review of the movie was in.
  • Browns Owner: We Didn’t Know about Johnny Manziel’s Lifestyle When We Drafted Him

    02/14/2015 7:17:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 13, 2015 | Staff
    Browns owner Jimmy Haslam claims he didn’t know of Johnny Manziel’s lifestyle when he drafted the former Heisman Trophy-winner last year. “I don’t know how much of Johnny’s personal life was known by everybody then,” Haslam told a press conference on Friday. Manziel currently sits in a rehabilitation facility to transition from his party lifestyle to a sober one. Manziel slipped to the 22nd pick in the 2014 draft based largely on the concerns that Haslam now suggests were largely unknown last spring. College Station police arrested the Texas A&M quarterback on alcohol-related charges after a late-night fight in 2012...
  • Ray Rice Apologizes - Thanks Ravens

    02/13/2015 11:01:40 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 16 replies
    Out-of-work running back Ray Rice has issued a statement thanking the Baltimore Ravens and apologizing for his actions in a February 2014 elevator incident with his now-wife that struck a serious chord with the nation a year ago. Rice's high-profile case was the signature incident of a horrific domestic-violence swell among NFL players last season, and it raised awareness of what appeared to be a growing problem in the league. For his part, Rice apologized for his actions and thanked the city of Baltimore and the team, which released him last season once the full tape of Rice hitting his...