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  • World Cup 2014 day-by-day: the road to the Germany v Argentina final

    07/12/2014 12:05:45 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 11 July 2014 | Steinberg, Doyle, Bakowski and Murray
    From great group stages to penalty shootouts, Luis Suárez’s bite and Brazil’s Mineiraço, the story of the 2014 World Cup
  • World Cup 2014: Germans certain their team will beat Argentina

    07/11/2014 9:16:22 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 07/11/2014 | Patrick Strasser
    Life is a challenge these days in Germany if you are not a football fan. You simply cannot avoid it. The media is awash with interest in Sunday's World Cup final, with the 'Nationalelf' (national 11) involved against old rivals Argentina. The stunning 7-1 semi-final win over hosts Brazil resulted in football euphoria only seen before in the country when West Germany won previous World Cup tournaments in 1954, 1974 and 1990. "Three days to go", "two days to go", "one day to go" - these have been the headlines from Germany's biggest selling tabloid Bild. It's the countdown to...
  • Riding and revolvers return: Mounted shooting event is back at Beltrami County Fairgrounds

    07/11/2014 6:05:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    BemidjiPioneer.com ^ | 7/11/14 | Malachi Petersen
    BEMIDJI -- Guns will be drawn and shots will be fired this weekend, but it will all be in good fun. The Wild Rice Peacemakers, a cowboy mounted shooting club, will host the third annual Blackduck Dental Clinic Raid on the Gold Mine shooting competition this weekend at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds. The two-day event will feature mounted shooting and cash prizes. The competition involves competitors on horseback riding through a course to shoot a total of 10 balloon targets. Participants must shoot five of the balloons with a revolver before drawing a second revolver to shoot remaining targets. Competitors...
  • Axelle Despiegelaere: World Cup Fan's Model Gig Ends After Hunting Pic

    07/11/2014 5:47:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11 Jul 2014 | Morgan Chilson
    Axelle Despiegelaere, the Belgian teenager who landed a modeling gig with L’Oreal after pictures of her at the World Cup went viral, filmed one video and was apparently released by L'Oreal.. after a controversial Facebook post of her apparently big-game hunting came to light. Despiegelaere shot to international notoriety when photos of her in Red Devil gear on June 22 as she cheered on her team went viral. She announced the deal with L'Oreal this week. But just as quickly, things turned the other direction when she posted a photo of herself with a hunting rifle next to a dead...
  • Thousands Of Fans Disappointed At Dodgers After Shortage Of Hello Kitty Mug Giveaway

    07/11/2014 5:10:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | July 10, 2014 9:19 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Dodgers fans will have to come back to the stadium to get their Hello Kitty travel mug after the delivery truck did not make it on time for Thursday night’s giveaway. The Dodgers will instead give out vouchers good for one Hello Kitty travel mug that could be redeemed at the stadium beginning Monday through Aug. 24 between 10 a.m and 5 p.m. “Earlier today, the truck carrying a portion of the Hello Kitty giveaway items was disabled and therefore the mugs did not make it to Dodger Stadium for distribution at tonight’s game as scheduled,”...
  • Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today

    07/11/2014 2:15:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7-8-14 | Valerie Strauss
    The Centers for Disease Control tells us that in recent years there has been a jump in the percentage of young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD: 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in 2007 and to 11 percent in 2011. The reasons for the rise are multiple, and include changes in diagnostic criteria, medication treatment and more awareness of the condition. In the following post, Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England, suggests...
  • LeBron James decides to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers

    07/11/2014 1:43:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/11/2014 | MIKE BRESNAHAN
    LeBron James is removing his talents from Miami. Four years after stunning the NBA world with “The Decision,” the Miami Heat forward announced an even larger revelation on SI.com Friday, perhaps destined to be called “The Redemption.” James, 29, will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, close to his hometown of Akron and far from the sunny beaches where he led the Heat to four NBA Finals appearances, two ending in championships. "I’m not promising a championship," James says in the first-person essay. "I know how hard that is to deliver. We’re not ready right now. No way. Of course, I...
  • Giants Consider Ban on "Culturally Insensitive" Clothing at AT&T Park

    07/11/2014 11:25:17 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 37 replies
    NBC Gay Area ^ | 7-11-14 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    The San Francisco Giants are considering a new dress code for fans, which may include a ban on fake Native American headdresses and other “culturally insensitive” clothing. The proposal for a new dress code comes after two Native Americans were detained during a Giants game last month after asking a fan to remove a headdress they found disrespectful. If approved, the new policy could be a first for a major-league sports franchise,
  • LeBron: I'm coming back to Cleveland

    07/11/2014 9:31:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    SI ^ | July 11, 2014 | LeBron James
    Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. I want to give them hope when I can. I want to inspire them when I can. My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.
  • Shutdown Countdown: How bad might it get for the Dallas Cowboys?

    07/11/2014 9:10:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 10, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    If you're upset with the Cowboys' placement at No. 24, just know that placing them even lower was considered. Ultimately, it's tough to rank a team coming off an 8-8 season lower than this, but there are a lot of warning signs that this is going to be a very ugly year in Dallas. The defense was bad last season, and arguably the three best players are gone. Defensive end DeMarcus Ware was cut. Defensive tackle Jason Hatcher signed with Washington. Linebacker Sean Lee is already out for the year with a torn ACL suffered in an offseason practice. You...
  • Family rescued at sea says satellite cell phone service provider left them in a life-or-death crisis

    07/11/2014 9:01:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    ABC10 News ^ | 7-11-14 | Allison Ash
    SAN DIEGO - The family that drew national attention when they were rescued at sea off their sailboat, Rebel Heart, in April is finally setting the record straight. Charlotte and Eric Kaufman and their two daughters were about 1,000 miles west of Cabo San Lucas in the Sea of Cortez when 1-year old Lyra became sick. That was when their adventure of a lifetime turned into a nightmare. It began with a fever, then a rash and then Lyra became lethargic. That was when the couple used their satellite cell phone to call a doctor. He advised them to begin...
  • [Soccer:] The Anti-American Pastime

    07/11/2014 6:44:37 AM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 135 replies
    National Review ^ | July 8, 2014 | Bernard Goldberg
    I’ve always been a big sports fan, which explains why I have absolutely no interest in soccer. The fact is, I’d rather watch my accountant get his toenails clipped than take in a soccer game — and that includes the World Cup final, which I’m sure will be as scintillating as any other soccer game. In soccer, they spend hours frantically trying to score. That’s not sport. That’s a young guy trying to convince his date that he likes her for her personality. If you could bottle soccer, you’d have a cure for insomnia. But it’s not just because it’s...
  • World Cup 2014: Goals, drama & that bite - is Brazil the best?

    07/11/2014 12:34:25 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 71 replies
    bbc ^ | 10 July 2014 | Phil McNulty, John Motson
    Record goals, Suarez gnaws, that James Rodriguez strike, passion, drama, colourful fashion - what a World Cup this has been. It was a tournament that started with a bang as the hosts came from behind to beat Croatia, and has since delivered fantastic entertainment almost game after game.
  • Jim Brosnan, Who Threw Literature a Curve, Dies at 84

    07/10/2014 10:16:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 4, 2014 | Bruce Weber
    Jim Brosnan, who achieved modest baseball success as a relief pitcher but gained greater fame and consequence in the game by writing about it, died on June 29 in Park Ridge, Ill. He was 84. The cause was an infection he developed while recovering from a stroke, his son, Timothy, said. In 1959, Brosnan, who played nine years in the major leagues, kept a diary of his experience as a pitcher, first with the St. Louis Cardinals and later, after a trade, with the Cincinnati Reds. Published the next year as "The Long Season," it was a new kind of...
  • Top 10 (CFB) coaching hot seats in 2014

    07/10/2014 7:23:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    National Football Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | Dave Miller
    As we get ever so closer to the start of preseason camps and officially kick off the 2014 college football season, it's time to take a look at the head coaches whose jobs could be in jeopardy as they enter potentially make-or-break campaigns. If this fall doesn't provide a sense of hope for their athletic directors and fan bases, these program-builders could be in trouble. Here are the ten coaches who remain securely in a pressure-cooker entering the fall.
  • Why is Chuck Norris trending in Argentina? (Chuck Facts Alert)

    07/10/2014 7:10:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 07/10/2014 | BBC News
    Chuck Norris is trending in Argentina after the country's World Cup semi-final victory against Holland. So what has the US actor and martial artist got to do with football? Famed for being the ultimate action man, Chuck Norris has inspired long lists of 'facts' about what a tough guy he is. The lists have been entertaining people for years. Now Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano is getting the Chuck Norris treatment on social media after he played strongly despite sustaining a head injury early in the game. The hashtag #maschefacts is being used with posts to describe all of the awesome...
  • Nascar SCS Camping World RV Sales 301 at NHMS Sunday July 13 on TNT at 1:00 PM ET

    07/10/2014 6:54:55 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 18 replies
  • Giants consider ban on ‘culturally inappropriate’ attire

    07/10/2014 12:52:36 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 29 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Wednesday, July 9 at 9:07pm | Kale Williams
    The [San Francisco] Giants are contemplating a new kind of dress code at AT&T Park, one that could keep certain types of politically incorrect gear out of the stadium. The proposal stems from a brouhaha that arose after a fan, who appeared to be Caucasian, donned a headdress at Native American Heritage Night. The fan was approached by two Native Americans who asked for the headdress and then refused to give it back, according to a report from USA Today.
  • How Brazil’s World Cup disaster could change the nation

    07/10/2014 12:36:55 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 108 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Ishaan Tharoor
    It was the most shocking defeat in the history of the World Cup. Brazil's 7-1 semifinal annihilation in Belo Horizonte at the hands of a faultless German side brought the host nation's tournament to a shuddering, horrifying end. After billions of dollars spent on stadiums, after years of build-up and preparation, after so much accrued expectation for soccer's most famed national team, no one could have conceived that it would suffer its worst ever World Cup loss. But it did. The reaction in Brazil has been a mix of anger and despair. The front page of one of its leading...
  • Belgian World Cup fan Axelle Despiegelaere lands modelling contract with L’oreal

    07/09/2014 9:38:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    http://www.couriermail.com.au ^ | July 10, 2014 | John DeMarzo
    Axelle Despiegelaere was just a face in the crowd, watching her Belgium football team prepare to take on Russia in a Group H World Cup game two weeks ago in Brazil. Then the 17-year-old had her photograph taken. The photo went viral, making the rounds on Twitter and ending up in newspapers all over the world.
  • Bad ammo vanity

    07/09/2014 6:49:18 PM PDT · by papineau · 24 replies
    self
    I tried plinking with my new Marlin 795 .22 semi auto about three months ago. Almost every round jammed, I even had to use a clothes hanger to punch some stuck rounds out of the chamber. Tried again yesterday after a thorough cleaning. Same thing. Thought, "Oh well, send it off to Marlin for repairs". By chance, I ran a few rounds of the same .22 long through a Puma revolver. Oddly enough, a bunch of the rounds didn't fit in the cylinder.. Now I get it.. I was using Aguila ammo, made in Mexico, bought for real cheap at...
  • World Cup 2014: Argentina Beats Netherlands on Penalties, Advancing to Final

    07/09/2014 6:35:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/09/2014 | JERÉ LONGMAN
    SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Regulation and extra time brought 120 minutes of scoreless exasperation in a World Cup semifinal on Wednesday that was by turns tense, cautious, clumsy, gripping and stubbornly unyielding. There was little space to move, few chances to score. Sometimes the match was as dreary as the misty evening chill. If it possessed any beauty, it was not in gracefulness but in stark, struggling exertion. And finally, when grind and strain and labor could not bring a resolution, whimsy and caprice did. Argentina defeated the Netherlands by 4-2 on penalty kicks and advanced to Sunday’s final against...
  • Open Thread: Argentina v. Netherlands - World Cup Semifinal

    07/09/2014 1:03:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Vanity | July 9, 2014 | Me
    I did not see any existing thread for the Argentina v. Netherlands match.
  • Bung Mokhtar Draws Ire With ‘Hitler’ Tweet Congratulating Germany for Win Over Brazil

    07/09/2014 11:23:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Rashvinjeet S. Bedi
    Controversial Kinabatangan MP Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin has found himself in the firing line again, this time for linking the German football team to Adolf Hitler. After Germany humiliated Brazil 7-1in the semi-finals of the World Cup on Wednesday morning, Bung tweeted “WELL DONE..BRAVO...LONG LIVE HITLER”. His tweet went viral and netizens condemned Bung for being “insensitive” and “brainless” among other things. In his subsequent tweets, Bung, however, seemed unrepentant and defended himself from the derision on Twitter. He told Twitter user @Aisehman that he didn’t know what was going on while he told @syazwanrahimy that he was making a...
  • Cover your eyes! Virals about Brazil's capitulation go mad within minutes

    07/09/2014 6:34:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 9, 2014 | John Drayton
    It was a matter of minutes before the internet was overloaded with viral images mocking Brazil for their 7-1 defeat by Germany. Christ the Redeemer, the iconic statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, is normally seen as an image of hope - but the famous landmark was quickly photo-shopped at the expense of the defeated host nation, following their semi-final humiliation. Here are some of the best images from across the web...
  • World Cup Is A Homosexual Abomination – Russian Priest

    07/09/2014 5:06:00 AM PDT · by tellw · 49 replies
    Leadership (Nigeria) ^ | 7/9/2014 | anonymous
    The World Cup is “a homosexual abomination”, according to one angry Russian priest, who says male footballers may as well wear women’s underwear and bras. Orthodox Christianity religious figure Alexander Shumsky came out with the controversial stance against the biggest single event sporting competition as it reaches the semi-final stage. Although most people might see the different types and colours of boots adorned by footballers as a good variety, Shumsky slammed the choice of footwear and claims that liberals are trying to drown traditional Christianity with football. “Wearing pink and blue shoes is like wearing women’s underwear or wearing a...
  • The Origin of the Little League Baseball® World Series [75 years of Little League]

    07/09/2014 5:52:11 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    The Origin of the Little League Baseball® World Series Since its inception, Little League® has shown to be a microcosm of society, reflecting cultural and historical trends. In 75 years, the “idea” of Little League, devised in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, by Founder Carl E. Stotz in 1938, with its first season in 1939; has rewarded players, families, volunteers and communities with impactful life lessons centered around the games of baseball and softball. Understandably, the idea took some time to resonate. By 1946, there were only 12 leagues patterned after Mr. Stotz’s model. In 1947, Mr. Stotz and the first local Little...
  • University of Utah Tweaks Fight Song Called Sexist ['our coeds are the fairest' revised]

    07/09/2014 5:18:52 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 10 replies
    MidUtahRadio.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Duke Dance
    The University of Utah is tweaking its official fight song amid concerns the former version was sexist. University President David Pershing announced the changes Wednesday. The new song replaces “our coeds are the fairest” with “our students are the finest.” The phrase “no other gang of college men” becomes “no rival band of college fans.” But the new version doesn’t officially change the lyrics from “I’m a Utah man” to “I’m a Utah fan.” Both are listed as options, allowing singers to choose which phrase they sing. Officials say fans may still choose to sing the former version. A panel...
  • Men who cycle more ........ more likely to develop prostate cancer, study finds

    07/09/2014 5:09:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    mail online ^ | Ben Spencer
    FULL TITLE: Men who cycle more than nine hours a week are six times more likely to develop prostate cancer, study finds Middle aged men who spend nine hours a week on their bike are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, new research suggests. A British study of 5,200 cyclists is the biggest research project ever conducted on the health impact of cycling. It suggests that cyclists in in their 50s who bicycle for more than nine hours a week may be up to five times as likely to receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer. The team of...
  • Brazil a Mix of Mutiny and Mourning After ‘Biggest Shame in History’

    07/09/2014 1:49:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    The morning after the night before, Brazil will wake up, shake its head and pray it had all been a terrible nightmare. Left disorientated, punch drunk and confused by the 7-1 annihilation in the Estádio Mineirão it will take time for the full implications to sink in for a country that had so much invested – in all senses of the word – in World Cup success. The newspapers, broadcasters and websites that had spent the last few days whipping up a sentimental tidal wave of sympathy for Neymar turned on Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men. David Luiz, the capering heartbeat...
  • South Korean News Anchor Turns Heads at World Cup

    07/09/2014 1:14:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Wednesday July 9, 2014
    Along with football players such as Colombia's James Rodriguez and Germany's Manuel Neuer, South Korean news anchor Jang Ye Won is among the breakout stars of the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Rodriguez has his stunning chest-and-volley goal against Uruguay and Neuer has his one-handed save from French striker Karim Benzema at close range. Jang has a killer turn-and-smile that is making men around the world go weak at the knees. Social media platforms are flooded with screengrabs and animated .gif clips of the pretty news- caster simply turning her head and smiling sweetly into the camera. That head-turning clip...
  • Netherlands wears black hat into World Cup semifinal vs. Argentina

    07/08/2014 11:19:42 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Rick Maese
    The fun-loving, fleet-footed team in orange has formally donned the black hat. One of its top players falls down more than a Hollywood stunt man with vertigo. Its coach acts as though he’s the smartest man in every room (and he very well might be). And the Netherlands has already ousted two plucky underdogs — fan favorites Mexico and Costa Rica — from the tournament. No, the Dutch team might not win many popularity contests at this World Cup, but the Oranje might finally have the squad capable of winning the sport’s biggest title. “We have to be a bit...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil mourns a humiliating defeat – in pictures

    07/08/2014 9:07:49 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 8 July 2014 | Jonny Weeks and Steven Bloor
    In one of the most shocking World Cup semi-finals ever, Brazil, the host nation, conceded five goals in the first half an hour as they were utterly humiliated on home soil by Germany. Fans across the country reacted in shock and horror, while the players themselves could scarcely believe the magnitude of the defeat.
  • Luiz Felipe Scolari Refuses to Resign After Brazil's 'Catastrophic' 7-1 Humiliation

    07/08/2014 7:46:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Luiz Felipe Scolari apologised to the people of Brazil after they were humiliated 7-1 in the World Cup semi-final by Germany. SNIP Scolari, who insists he will not resign after this shameful defeat, said: ‘My message is, to the Brazilian people and fans, that we did and we tried to do what we could. ‘Please excuse us for this mistake. I’m sorry we couldn’t get to the final. This is a catastrophe. ‘It’s probably the worst moment of my career. This is the worst day of my life, but life goes on. ‘I’ll be remembered probably because I lost 7-1,...
  • Soccer - Germany swamping Brazil

    07/08/2014 2:50:48 PM PDT · by Vendome · 47 replies
    Vanity | 7/8/2014 | Vendome
    I normally can't stand a sport where kicking a ball around results in a zero score and people cheer about that lame-oh Kurr-Rapp. However, Brazil sucks and is being trounced right now 7-1. I think Germany felt sorry and just allowed a score as a sign of sportsmanship. Normally (Hah!) I'd never watch woccer/soccer but, I just had a giant plate of ribs and I like seeing these chumps get trounced. Stoopit ball. Stoopit net. Stoopit country. Stoopit game.... stoopitest
  • Shocker! Germany Routs World Cup Favorite Brazil 7-1, Reaches World Cup Final

    07/08/2014 2:55:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/08/2014
    Germany routed Brazil 7-1 today to reach the World Cup final, handing them its worst loss ever and breaking the hearts of millions of Brazilians. Brazil played without its injured striker Neymar, who had suffered a fractured vertebra in his lower back last Friday during its quarterfinal clash against Colombia.
  • Target Field Introduces Self-Serve Beer Machines For MLB All-Star Game

    07/08/2014 2:49:21 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    Consumerist ^ | July 8, 2014
    This year, Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game will be held at Target Field in Minnesota. In advance of the game, the stadium has solved one of the great sporting-event dilemmas of our time: the possibility that you might miss some of the action on the field while waiting in line for a cold beer. What do you do? Target Field’s answer: vending machines. Now, Target isn’t starting some kind of underage drinking utopia. Customers will have to prove that they’re over 21 in order to buy a prepaid card to use in the beer-o-mat. The machines also limit the quantity...
  • Wimbledon Report: Who’s the GOAT? [AKA The Greatest Tennis Player of All Time]

    07/08/2014 9:32:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    http://pjmedia.com ^ | 07/06/2014 | Roger Simon
    Last Thursday, an Obama-centric mainstream media trumpeted the creation of 288,000 jobs and the reduction in the unemployment rate from 6.3 percent to 6.1 percent. Lost in the manufactured euphoria are the sobering details: America is well on its way to becoming a nation where millions of workers can only find part-time, lower-paying jobs. On the surface, the numbers are impressive. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the aforementioned 288,000 jobs gain, while the household survey reported a gain of 407,000. Yet those numbers pale in comparison to the rise in the number of voluntary and involuntary part-time jobs,...
  • Wimbledon Report: Who’s the GOAT? [AKA The Greatest Tennis Player of All Time]

    07/08/2014 12:53:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/06/2014 | Roger L. Simon
    Posted By Roger L Simon On July 6, 2014 @ 9:24 pm In Uncategorized | 36 Comments Fans love to debate who’s the GOAT — greatest of all time — in their favorite sports. Mine are basketball and tennis and I’ve spent an embarrassing amount of time surfing the ‘net reading posts evaluating the relative merits of Kobe, LeBron and Michael. I’m an L.A. guy and am naturally biased for Kobe, but I realize LeBron and Michael may have greater claims. Only Phil Jackson (aka Phil Jax) knows for sure. We’ll see next year. Nevertheless, basketball is a team game...
  • Ruger 77/44 44 Mag bolt action carbine

    07/08/2014 12:10:51 PM PDT · by Beagle8U · 51 replies
    Vanity | self
    I just picked up a new Ruger 77/44 bolt action and wondered if anyone here has any experience with them, or favorite loads/reloads for them? It is a SS 44 Mag bolt action carbine with an 18 1/2 inch barrel and Synthetic stock. Michigan just passed a law that will allow pistol cartridge rifles to be used for deer hunting in the 'shotgun zone', so I plan to use it for hunting deer. I'm thinking 240 grain semi-jacketed softpoints should do the job out to 125 yds or so.
  • Germany v Brazil 4pm EDT thread

    07/08/2014 11:52:10 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 71 replies
    Brazil V Germany
  • Manchester United unveils new uniform with giant Chevrolet logo

    07/08/2014 8:09:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 7, 2014 | Evan Hilbert
    Manchester United, along with several English Premier League teams, unveiled its uniform for the 2014-15 season. It's your typical Man U look, with a Nike swoosh and crest on the front. There is something slightly different. Ah yes, a bit of white in the collar. That's it. Oh and a giant Chevrolet logo. That's also new.
  • IndyCar: Montoya believes he can win title

    07/08/2014 6:10:41 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 20 replies
    Racer.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | n/a
    Juan Pablo Montoya believes that he is emerging as a dark horse for this year's Verizon IndyCar Series championship following his win at Pocono on Sunday. The 38-year-old's victory followed several weeks of solid results and elevated him to fourth in the championship, 55 points behind his Penske teammates and joint leaders Will Power and Helio Castroneves. At the start of the season – following seven years in NASCAR – he had said that his expectations were to reacquaint himself with open-wheel racing, challenge for wins, and help support his teammates' title bids. But in the wake of his Pocono...
  • Luiz Felipe Scolari roars: Brazil must win the World Cup for injured Neymar

    07/08/2014 12:47:03 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 47 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7 July 2014 | Paul Hirst
    Luiz Felipe Scolari is convinced Brazil can beat Germany and make it through to a dream World Cup final despite Neymar’s absence. Brazil will take on Germany at the Estadio Mineirao on Tuesday without their best player and leading scorer, who was ruled out of the World Cup after fracturing a verterbrae in last week’s win over Colombia. An incredible wave of sadness followed the news that Neymar had been ruled out. The players shed tears and many of the 200 million football-mad Brazilians feared how their team would cope without their talisman. But Scolari has moved on from the...
  • Pete Rose Awaits His Return, 25 Years Into Exile

    07/07/2014 5:14:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 6, 2014 | TYLER KEPNER
    Pete Rose has a vision. Someday his career hits record will be tied, and he will respond with one final turn at bat. He will roll a single up the middle and crawl to first base for No. 4,257, reclaiming his title as Hit King. Rose related this fanciful dream on the phone the other day, at the end of a lively conversation. The problem with the story, obviously, is that he is 73 years old and has been barred from baseball since 1989. But there has to be a better ending out there, somehow. Life is good for Rose....
  • Vanishing spray used at World Cup to be adopted in Champions League this season...

    07/07/2014 1:01:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Press Association ^ | July 7, 2014 | Martyn Ziegler
    The man who invented the vanishing spray that has been used at the World Cup said UEFA will use it in the Champions League for the first time next season - and hopes it will be adopted in the Premier League. The foam has been used by referees at free-kicks to make sure defensive walls do not encroach on the 10-yard gap - it lasts around a minute before it disappears.
  • Emailer: Johnny Manziel Rolling Money In A Restroom

    07/07/2014 11:27:18 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 36 replies
    Busted Coverage ^ | 7-6-14 | Joe Kinsey
  • Will You Ride The World's Tallest Water Slide?

    07/07/2014 11:09:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    NPR ^ | July 07, 2014 | Bill Chappell
    It's like sliding off the top of a 15-story building on nothing more than an air mattress. That's the experience promised by the Verrückt, the attraction called the world's tallest water slide by the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City. The giant water slide stands at 168 feet tall, resembling a NASA launchpad as it towers over its surroundings. Instead of a rocket, the slide launches people on a large raft that organizers say will reach speeds topping 60 mph before it comes to rest after completing an initial large drop that's followed by a second rise and fall. The...
  • World Cup quiz and other ways to fill a rest day

    07/06/2014 11:08:48 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 32 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 6 July 2014 | bbc
    Sixty games, 159 goals and enough drama to fill an EastEnders omnibus... the 2014 World Cup has provided hours of thrills and spills. But now it is the calm before the semi-final storm and a rest day as the four remaining teams ready themselves for one last push to reach Sunday's final. Struggling to cope without any games today? Bored? Withdrawal symptoms? In need of a quick fix from Brazil? Don't worry - we're here to help. Sit back and kill an hour or two with BBC Sport's World Cup quiz - and plenty more besides.
  • Patriots Cheerleaders Calendar Shoot Day 1-7 Photos

    07/06/2014 4:31:47 PM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies
    Patriots.com ^ | 6/27/2014
    "After seven days in Cancun, the Patriots Cheerleaders have returned from their 2015 swimsuit calendar shoot. Check out behind-the-scenes photos from each day."