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  • Tim Tebow throws TD pass in final preseason game

    09/03/2015 7:35:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    ESPN Sports ^ | 09/03/2015 | Phil Sheridan, ESPN Staff Writer
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Tim Tebow saved his best for last in his competition for the Philadelphia Eagles' No. 3 quarterback job. Tebow ran an effective two-minute drill against the New York Jets, driving the Eagles 85 yards for a touchdown in 1 minute, 26 seconds. It was one of two touchdowns Tebow threw in the 24-18 loss. Tebow completed 11 of 17 passes for 189 yards. Early in the drive, Tebow's ability to avoid sacks came into play. He avoided pressure to complete a pass to running back Raheem Mostert. Tebow then shook loose from nose tackle T.J. Barnes...
  • 2015 FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA - LIVE THREAD

    09/03/2015 6:20:15 PM PDT · by Chode · 16 replies
    9/3/2015 | chode
    Autodromo Nazionale Monza First Grand Prix 1950 Number of Laps 53 Circuit Length 5.793KM Race Distance 306.72KM Lap Record 1:21.046 by Rubens Barrichello (2004)
  • Tom Brady's 'Deflategate' suspension overturned!

    09/03/2015 8:05:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/03/2015 | Scott Davis
    Judge Richard Berman has overturned Tom Brady's four-game suspension for "Deflategate," according to the AP. Berman made the decision after Brady and the NFL met several times and were unable to come to a settlement. Of course this doesn't mean that Deflategate is over. It has been widely reported that whichever side lost would then file an appeal, setting up court hearings for several more months. Right now, though, it seems we'll see Brady in Week 1. There was feeling around the NFL world that Berman would rule in Brady's favor after the NFL got crushed during a hearing earlier...
  • Twitter Reacts After NY Times Writer Calls Out Buster Posey for Not Signing His Son's Autograph

    09/03/2015 12:23:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Buster Posey fans weren't too happy when New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau criticized the Giants catcher for not signing his son's autographWhen New York Times Eric Lichtblau wrote an essay in this Sunday's Times about baseball, heroes and bonding with his sons, San Francisco Giants Buster Posey received a mention — but not in a good way. Lichtblau, who embarked on a five-day, eight baseball-game trip with his sons, wrote about his disappointment in Posey when the catcher waved his son off — twice — when asked for an autograph. The incident provided a "life lesson," Lichtblau wrote,...
  • Art Briles is untouchable in this Baylor mess

    09/03/2015 12:02:19 AM PDT · by ExyZ · 5 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | August 29, 2015 | Rancy Galloway
    Down in Waco, the Baylor slime factor has overflowed the banks of the Brazos, and many people over the last week, 99.9 percent of them outside of McLennan County, are blaming Art Briles. In Waco, riding a Harley chopper can get you life without parole.
  • The College Football Czar: Week 1

    09/02/2015 6:46:47 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 8 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 2, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 1 If you're reading the College Football Czar’s week one picks, that must mean that yet another long summer of terrible TV is about to come to a merciful end. So – if you’ve found yourself holding up a pencil in front of the television and yelling “not so fast” at the morning weatherman... If you’ve been bringing home bags of tiny rubber pellets, in order to give your living room carpet a more footbally feel... If you’ve let yourself be henpecked into renting Jerry Maguire, just because it’s sort of, more-or-less tangentially related to...
  • Makers of Sony’s ‘Concussion’ Film Tried to Prevent Angering N.F.L., Emails Show

    09/01/2015 6:57:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | SEPT. 1, 2015 | KEN BELSON
    When Sony Pictures Entertainment decided to make a movie focusing on the death and dementia professional football players have endured from repeated hits to the head — and the N.F.L.’s efforts toward a cover-up — it signed Will Smith to star as one of the first scientists to disclose the problem. It named the film bluntly, “Concussion.” In the end even Sony, which unlike most other major studios in Hollywood has no significant business ties to the N.F.L., found itself softening some points it might have made against the multibillion-dollar sports enterprise that controls the nation’s most-watched game.
  • 6 Soccer Players Arrested in Southwest Flight Ruckus

    09/01/2015 6:39:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Sep 1, 2015 | Rory Devine, R. Stickney
    Amarillo Police boarded the plane and removed six passengers described as “unruly”Members of a San Diego-based recreational soccer league were removed from a cross-country flight Monday and arrested on suspicion of federal charges. A dozen members of the San Diego Chaldean Soccer League were flying Southwest Airlines to Chicago’s Midway Airport for a tournament, friends tell NBC 7. A "level one threat" was declared onboard Flight 1522 and prompted pilots to divert the flight and its 117 passengers to Amarillo, Texas, just after 10 p.m., according to court documents. Southwest Airlines said in a statement that “several passengers traveling together...
  • Twelfth Man Dies in Bull Run Fiesta After Being Gored Through the Heart

    09/01/2015 1:14:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    The Local ^ | 31 Aug 2015 08
    A man in his 60s died on Sunday after being gored in a bull run in Spain, bringing the total number of deaths to 12 this year, the deadliest in 15 years.A man in his 60s died on Sunday after being gored in a bull run in Spain, bringing the total number of deaths to 12 this year, the deadliest in 15 years. The man who was visiting from the Basque town of Errenteria died on the spot when he was charged in the chest by a bull at the start of the run in the central town of...
  • Good Bye Chargers, Hello Jaguars?

    08/31/2015 9:56:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Monday, Aug 31, 2015 | Derek Togerson
    All the reasons why the NFL thinks San Diego would be a good spot for Jacksonville's team “Some men worship rank, some worship heroes, some worship power, some worship God, and over these ideals they dispute – but they all worship money.” (Mark Twain) One of the truly great American writers perfectly summed up the National Football League without ever having known it would exist. The NFL’s quest for cash is seemingly never ending. Money is the reason the Chargers are looking at leaving San Diego for Los Angeles. In a strange twist of fate money may also be the...
  • The NFL is going to hate Will Smith's new movie 'Concussion.' Watch the trailer

    08/31/2015 7:35:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    SB Nation ^ | Aug 31, 2015 | James Dator
    Traumatic brain injury is the skeleton that the NFL has tried to keep in its closet for far too long. Now that's coming to light on the brightest stage possible. Will Smith's new movie Concussion will expose people who don't care about football to the plights of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the former NFL and NCAA doctor who first identified chronic brain injury common factor in the deaths of several former NFL players, including Junior Seau following his death in 2012. The trailer presents the NFL as a dangerous syndicate working to discredit, disavow...
  • Kirk Cousins named Washington Redskins starting quarterback; RG3 to compete for second string

    08/31/2015 3:07:29 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 58 replies
    — Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden has named Kirk Cousins the team’s starting quarterback for the 2015 NFL season. Cousins will replace former first-round draft pick Robert Griffin III as the Washington Redskins’ starter.
  • Curtis Granderson: A Mets Believer and Moon-Landing Conspiracy Theorist

    08/30/2015 5:54:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 30, 2015 | Steve Serby
    SNIP Q: You’re one of the most polished, politically correct athletes I’ve ever dealt with. Now say something controversial. A: Let’s see … I can probably go with … I had this conversation with people — if we landed on the moon, how come we’ve never been back? I think there might be some conspiracy stuff to that. Q: You do? A: We haven’t been back, it’s been [43] years, technology’s all gotten better, and I’ve actually looked that one up a little bit and saw something on the NASA website and it said something that that space shuttle that...
  • ‘Racist’ Long Island Athletic Director Fired for Enforcing Eligibility Rules: Lawsuit

    08/30/2015 3:48:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 30, 2015 | Kathianne Boniello
    A Long Island educator says he was labeled a racist and fired for enforcing academic eligibility requirements for student athletes. Students who are failing two or more classes are ineligible for sports, teacher Robert Cincotta, who served as athletic director for the predominantly black Hempstead school district between 2005 and 2013, said in a Brooklyn federal lawsuit. In February 2013, he began checking grades for all the kids participating in winter sports in the district, such as basketball, wrestling and indoor track, and informing coaches of who would not be allowed to play
  • 13-Year-Old Boy Scout Helps Save Dad After Hiking Accident

    08/30/2015 2:12:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Jessica Glazer
    A 13-year-old put his Boy Scout training to the test and helped rescue his father after he was hit by a refrigerator-sized boulder during a backpacking trip in Idaho last Monday. A week into what was supposed to be a 12-day trip at Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, a large boulder fell on David Finlayson, 52, knocking him down 20 or 30 feet, NBC affiliate KTVB reported. The elder Finlayson broke his left arm and leg. He also started to lose blood because of gash in his shin. “At first I was freaking out a little bit, but after...
  • Vin Scully says next year is probably his last as voice of the Dodgers

    08/30/2015 9:06:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 29, 2015 | Steve Dilbeck
    A sweet moment with Vin Scully at his news conference Saturday to discuss returning to broadcast the Dodgers next year, suddenly took a dramatic turn to unwanted melancholy. It was a turn everyone knew would come one day. But still, hearing it from Scully took the air out of the room: Scully expects next year will be his last as the Dodgers’ broadcaster.
  • Red Land vs. Japan: Keys to victory in LLWS championship [Today @ 3PM]

    08/30/2015 8:33:59 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 21 replies
    pennlive ^ | 8-30-15 | Geoff Morrow
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT -- This is it. The last two unbeaten Little League teams in the entire world. While Red Land powered through districts, sectionals, states, regionals and the first four games of the Little League World Series en route to its first U.S. championship, Kitasuna from Tokyo was finessing its way through to the world championship. And now they meet at 3 p.m. today at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, the LLWS 2015 title up for grabs. The game will be televised live on ABC. Red Land hopes to become the first U.S. team to win the overall title since...
  • Fan dies after falling from upper deck at Braves-Yankees game

    08/29/2015 9:06:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat August 29, 2015 | Steve Almasy and Mayra Cuevas,
    <p>The man tumbled out of the stands during the seventh inning of the game as the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez was walking to home plate.</p> <p>"The Atlanta Braves offer their deepest condolences to the family," the team said in a statement. "At this time, all inquiries will be directed to the Atlanta Police Department, as this is an ongoing investigation."</p>
  • Sources: John Daly taken to hospital for evaluation

    08/29/2015 6:59:49 PM PDT · by aposiopetic · 14 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 8/29/15 | Pat Forde
    After collapsing on the 18th tee box, golfer John Daly was taken by ambulance from a golf course in Canton, Miss., to a hospital in Jackson for tests Saturday, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports.
  • Bra Stops Bullet in Hunting Mishap Miracle

    08/29/2015 10:53:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    A woman in Mecklenberg-Western Pomerania survived being accidentally shot in a hunting accident, Gadebusch-Rehnaer Zeitung reported on Friday – because her bra somehow stopped the bullet. The 41-year-old tourist from North Rhine-Westphalia was on a bike ride with her husband when the incident happened. The pair were crossing a field near the town of Gadebusch when they unknowingly entered the path of a boar hunt. Suddenly, the woman felt a pain in her chest. Looking down, she saw that she had been hit by a rebounded shot – but the underwire of her bra had deflected the blow. The woman...
  • U.S. Little League championship stage is set for Red Land vs. Pearland, Texas

    08/29/2015 8:31:44 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 23 replies
    pennlive ^ | 8-29-15 | Geoff Morrow
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT -- If "the moment" hasn't yet negatively impacted Red Land Little League's collection of 12- and 13-year-old boys, then no reason to expect it will today. Expert climbers don't get 95 percent of the way up Kilimanjaro and suddenly get cold feet and a fear of heights. Neither, then, should we expect Red Land to tighten up in the U.S. championship of the 2015 Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport. Tom Peifer's special collection of ballplayers meets Texas powerhouse Pearland West in the 3:30 p.m. title game, a berth in Sunday's 3 p.m. overall...
  • American Pharoah makes 2nd start after taking Triple Crown in today's Travers at Saratoga

    08/29/2015 7:31:46 AM PDT · by ETL · 36 replies
    DownTheStretchs.com ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Self
    The now $1.6 million, GI Travers Stakes, for 3yos, at 1 1/4 mile (Dirt) Race #11, Post Time 5:46 pm local, this Saturday at Saratoga and will be broadcast on NBC as part of a two-hour live broadcast beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday! American Pharoah – will be a prohibitive 1/5 M/L Favorite for Saturday’s GI Travers Stakes at Saratoga!American Pharoah, drew the #2 hole and was made the prohibitive 1/5 M/L favorite.Frosted, at 6/1 drew the mid-pack #6 gate with Texas Red, at 8/1 breaking from the #4 post in this 10 horse field of 3yos.
  • University of Alabama Athletes Now Using Cryotherapy

    08/28/2015 4:55:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Josh Gauntt explains how cryotherapy works.
  • Texas A&M's redone Kyle Field is now largest in SEC, full of new amenities

    08/28/2015 10:11:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    SI ^ | August 28, 2015 | Tim Newcomb
    Some Texas A&M officials felt 92,000 was enough. Not for Chancellor John Sharp. This Aggie knew that he needed to unify Kyle Field by making it symmetrical. And doing that bumped capacity to 102,512, the largest football stadium in the SEC and fourth largest in the nation. “When this thing started it was the most nervous time in my life,” Sharp tells SI.com. “Folks didn’t think we could fill up a 102,000-seat stadium. We sold all 102,000 tickets in 18 minutes.” And those 102,000 folks will filter into the completely overhauled Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, for the first...
  • Walpole to block Confederate flag over high school field

    08/28/2015 4:29:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 28, 2015 | Johanna Seltz
    WALPOLE — The School Committee took steps Thursday night to distance itself from a Confederate flag overlooking the high school athletic field, voting to permanently block the rebel emblem flying on private property with a public banner emblazoned with a big W and with a second banner printed with a disavowal of the divisive symbol. “Walpole is not a racist town and does not want to be perceived that way,” School Committee chairwoman Nancy Gallivan said before the unanimous vote.
  • Former dunk king Dawkins dies at 58

    08/27/2015 2:30:28 PM PDT · by Raymann · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/27/15 | Yahoo News
    “It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved husband and father, Darryl Dawkins, who succumbed today to a heart attack," his family said in a statement issued through the NBA. "Darryl touched the hearts and spirits of so many with his big smile and personality, ferocious dunks, but more than anything, his huge, loving heart."
  • Fifty years after Giants' Juan Marichal hit Dodgers' John Roseboro with a bat, all is forgiven

    08/25/2015 8:58:34 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 45 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 22, 2015 | Bill Plaschke
    It was a brawl that forever defined one of sports' fiercest rivalries, with an ugliness that offered a new and frightening definition of sports violence. Yet, 50 years later, the most enduring memory of baseball's most famous fight is that it did not define the men. Monday marks the 13th anniversary of a far more powerful moment, one occurring at Roseboro's funeral, when, in a hall filled with old Dodgers, an old Giant suddenly walked to the lectern. It was Marichal, who wanted to say goodbye, and thank you.
  • IndyCar driver Justin Wilson will save 6 lives by donating organs

    08/25/2015 1:38:29 PM PDT · by Never on my watch · 10 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | 8/25/2015 | ESPN
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- The late IndyCar driver Justin Wilson saved six lives Tuesday by donating his organs, his brother said on Twitter. The 37-year-old Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him during a race the previous day at Pocono Raceway. A British driver who lived in Colorado, Wilson was hit in the head by piece of debris from another car. Wilson's car veered into an interior wall at the track, and he was swiftly taken by helicopter to a hospital in Allentown in critical condition.
  • Atheists Warn Football Coaches and Chaplains Not to ‘Instill Christianity in Vulnerable Young Men’

    08/24/2015 10:22:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 24, 2015 | 11:35 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    An atheist group is demanding that publicly funded universities take immediate steps to bar Christian coaches and chaplains from “converting football fields into mission fields.” “The words of coaches and chaplains make clear that their purpose is to instill Christianity in vulnerable young men,” the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) says in a new report, titled “Pray to Play.” “Public universities and their employees cannot endorse, promote, or favor religion,” the report states. “Yet, many football coaches at public universities bring in chaplains—often from their own church or even members of their own family—to prey on and pray with students,...
  • Justin Wilson in coma, critical condition after IndyCar crash at Pocono

    08/23/2015 6:19:41 PM PDT · by Never on my watch · 57 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 8/23/2015
    Justin Wilson was airlifted to a nearby hospital for a head injury after a crash in the closing laps of Sunday's IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway. He suffered a severe head injury and is in a coma and critical condition. The crash occurred with 21 laps to go when race leader Sage Karam spun in turn 1 and debris from his car hit Justin Wilson. Wilson then, seemingly unconscious, veered off and had a head-on collision with the inside wall, which was protected by a SAFER barrier.
  • Scarce Salmon Caught in Bodega Bay Swells

    08/23/2015 5:52:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Napa Valley Register ^ | August 20, 2015 | Bill Ryan
    Local Angler scores … a 27.5 pound Chinook salmon and a 7-pound striper on the Miss Anita off of Bodega Bay. George Lewis, a reader from Napa, sent me this nice photo of two of his fish. George said that skipper Aaron Orsini did an outstanding job of guiding the boat in heavy swells. This gave George the best chance to bring the fish to the net. He was the second local angler in just a week to tell me that the Miss Anita is a well-run boat. It is a 6-pack – fishing just six anglers – so it’s...
  • Davis Love III, 51, wins Wyndham Championship for 3rd time

    08/23/2015 3:37:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    WRAL Sports Fan ^ | August 23, 2015
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — 5:58 pm -- Charlotte native and former University of North Carolina golfer Davis Love III won the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro Sunday by one stroke over Jason Gore. Love finished at 17-under, edging Gore by a stroke and earning a berth in the FedEx Cup playoffs. The win was Love’s 21st on the PGA Tour and third at the Wyndham Championship (1992, 2006). At 51 years and four months, Love becomes the third oldest player to ever win a tournament on the PGA Tour after Sam Snead (1965 Greater Greensboro Open; 52 years,...
  • What Would the End of Football Look Like?

    08/23/2015 12:39:56 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 81 replies
    Grantland ^ | FEBRUARY 13, 2012 | KEVIN GRIER AND TYLER COWEN
    he NFL is done for the year, but it is not pure fantasy to suggest that it may be done for good in the not-too-distant future. How might such a doomsday scenario play out and what would be the economic and social consequences? By now we’re all familiar with the growing phenomenon of head injuries and cognitive problems among football players, even at the high school level. In 2009, Malcolm Gladwell asked whether football might someday come to an end, a concern seconded recently by Jonah Lehrer. Before you say that football is far too big to ever disappear, consider...
  • Little League World Series Live Thread [Sunday]

    08/23/2015 11:57:56 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    espn ^ | 8-22-15 | n/a
    Today's schedule: Game 13: Uganda vs. Venezuela, 11 a.m. (ESPN) Announcers: Dave Flemming, David Belisle, Marysol Castro Game 14: Texas vs. California, 3 p.m. (ABC) Announcers: Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire Game 15: Mexico vs. Japan, 5 p.m. (ESPN) Announcers: Flemming, Aaron Boone, Belisle, Castro Game 16: South Carolina vs. Pennsylvania, 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Announcers: Ravech, Garciaparra, Peterson, Sire
  • Battle Of The Billionaires @ Wrestlemania( Trump & McMahon )

    08/22/2015 4:38:04 PM PDT · by sushiman · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/19/11 | WWE
    Trump takes down Vince McMahon and then shaves his head !
  • Former Boxing Champion Roy Jones Jr. Asks Vladimir Putin for Russian Citizenship

    08/22/2015 11:43:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 20, 2015 | Jared M. Feldschreiber
    American boxer Roy Jones asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to give him Russian citizenship during a meeting in Sevastopol, Wednesday. Snapshot photo by RuptlyTV SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Former heavyweight world boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. met with President Vladimir Putin Wednesday for a brief meeting in Sevastopol, Crimea, and asked the Kremlin leader for Russian citizenship. The 46-year-old boxer and rapper arrived to be a special guest in the boxing show The Battle of Mount Gasfort that will take place this weekend, Russia Today reported. Jones underscored it would be easier to do business in Russia if...
  • Red Land [PA] rolls to 18-0 win at Little League World Series

    08/22/2015 5:18:24 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 25 replies
    witf ^ | 8-21-15 | n/a
    (South Williamsport) -- Red Land's Little League team put on an offensive show during its debut at the Little League World Series in Willamsport. Cole Wagner had two homers, a double and a single and drove in six runs in four at-bats and as the Lewisberry, York County, squad routed Webb City, Missouri, 18-0 in four innings tonight in the Little League World Series. Wagner hit a grand slam and a two-run home run during an eight-run third inning and Red Land scored 18 runs in the two middle innings. The team finished with 16 hits and gave its fans...
  • Ex-49ers LB Chris Borland doesn't think football can be saved

    08/21/2015 12:49:40 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies
    SB Nation ^ | August 21, 2015 | Louis Bein
    Chris Borland's decision to retire from football after just one very promising season in the NFL was a sobering moment for a lot of people partaking in the sport in some capacity -- fans, players, coaches, etc. Borland made the decision after extensive research that went beyond a few inspired Google searches. He directly reached out to researchers, asked his own questions, and made a decision, for himself alone, that he would be better off quitting the sport and saving his brain from the accumulated damage of thousands of impacts.
  • L.A. relocation could set up clash of titans among NFL owners

    08/21/2015 10:23:21 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 11, 2015 | Sam Farmer
    The NFL's meandering road back to the nation's second-largest market wound through Chicago on Tuesday, with team owners hearing the competing Los Angeles stadium pitches for the first time. A league that goes to great lengths to avoid pitting owner against owner — revenue sharing, salary cap, and cross-ownership rules that preclude owners from fighting over the sports dollar in the same cities — is now bracing for a clash of the titans. "I guess you could use the metaphor of musical chairs, and there's a bit of that going on," said Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants...
  • RG3 gets roughed up again, suffers possible concussion

    08/20/2015 6:59:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    Profootballtalk ^ | August 20, 2015 | Zac Jackson
    The Redskins have plenty of work to do. The offensive line, specifically pass protection, would be a good place to start. Robert Griffin III and the Redskins starters managed 10 total yards on their first three series of Thursday night’s preseason game vs. the Lions. On the fourth series, Griffin got sacked on consecutive plays. On the second sack, his fumble was recovered by Gabe Wright of the Lions at the Redskins’ 11-yard line. To make matters worse, the Redskins announced Griffin was then evaluated for a right-side stinger and possible concussion. He was cleared to return to the game...
  • 2015 FORMULA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD

    08/20/2015 3:58:55 PM PDT · by Chode · 33 replies
    8/20/5015 | chode
    Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps First Grand Prix 1950 Number of Laps 44 Circuit Length 7.004KM Race Distance 308.052KM Lap Record 1:47.263 by Sebastian Vettel (2009)
  • You Can Now Buy Shotgun Shells Designed Specifically For Shooting Down Drones

    08/19/2015 1:13:56 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 64 replies
    Popular Photography ^ | Aug 19, 2015 | Popular Photography
    I’ll say this right here at the beginning: Shooting a drone out of the sky is probably a bad idea. But, if you’re dead set on taking down one of those unmanned flying camera copters, Snake River Shooting Products makes a shotgun shell made for that specific purpose. The packaging says, “Prepare for the drone apocalypse!” which is either a joke or a really alarmist thing to make people feel paranoid. The shells are full of #2 steel shot, which is rather big, meaning that hitting a drone from a reasonable range with one of these would likely reduce it...
  • Judge: ‘I Have A Little Trouble With’ Tom Brady’s Four-Game Suspension

    08/19/2015 12:15:44 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 60 replies
    NESN.com ^ | 19 Aug 15 | Doug Kyed
    Tom Brady had a solid practice against the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday, according to those on hand in West Virginia, but it seems he had an even better day in court — even though he wasn’t there. “Colts did better against Pats than the NFL did (Wednesday) against (NFL Players association attorney) Jeff Kessler,” Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel tweeted after the hearing concluded at the U.S. District Court in New York. Wednesday “was more of a blowout than the AFC Title. Kessler all but dropped the mic at the end,” Boston Herald legal columnist Bob McGovern tweeted after witnessing...
  • Dave Dombrowski Hired As Red Sox President Of Baseball Operations, Effective Immediately

    08/19/2015 11:56:17 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 7 replies
    NESN.com ^ | 18 Aug 15 | NESN Staff
    Boston Red Sox Schedule Standings Stats Video Odds Fantasy Dave Dombrowski Hired As Red Sox President Of Baseball Operations, Effective Immediately by NESN Staff on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 9:44PM29,069 Share this: Fancred The Boston Red Sox announced Tuesday night that they have hired Dave Dombrowski to be their president of baseball operations. Dombrowski, 59, will assume responsibility for all baseball operations matters, effective immediately, and report directly to Red Sox owner John Henry and to chairman Tom Werner. Ben Cherington declined the opportunity to continue as the Red Sox’s general manager, but he has agreed to assist Dombrowski...
  • WATCH: BLIND TEEN WITH AUTISM PERFORMS NAT’L ANTHEM AT RED SOX GAME

    08/19/2015 4:02:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | Breitbart TV
    A blind austic 14-year-old singer with autism delivered the national anthem before the Cleveland Indians-Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park in Boston and received a roaring ovation from those in attendance.
  • SEE IT: Marco Rubio Hits Kid in Face With Football in Iowa

    08/18/2015 2:09:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Go long! Presidential candidate Marco Rubio accidentally nailed a child in the head with a football during a playful game of catch on a campaign stop, a new video shows. In the short clip, posted on Twitter by Bloomberg Politics, the Florida Republican senator delivers a softly thrown, but tight, spiral to a young child running with arms open during a campaign stop at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. But the child missed the ball, which hits him squarely in the face. According to multiple reports, the child was not hurt.
  • Video: Steeler star rejects participation trophies for sons

    08/17/2015 5:59:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/17/15 | Ed Morrissey
    It started with this Instagram post, and turned into a national conversation on our obsession over self-esteem. James Harrison certainly has earned his share of trophies and accolades … but that’s Harrison’s issue with the trophies his sons received just for showing up. Harrison, who fought to find a place on an NFL roster before beginning his future Hall of Fame career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Harrison, who came back to the Steelers after a season in Cincinnati and a brief retirement to resume his dominating presence, wants his sons to understand that trying is not the same as succeeding,...
  • Ruling to allow college athletes to unionize is thrown out (by NLRB)

    08/17/2015 1:35:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 17, 2015 4:14 PM EDT | Michael Tarm
    The National Labor Relations Board on Monday blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to form the nation’s first college athletes’ union, dealing a blow to a labor movement that could have transformed amateur sports. In a unanimous decision, the board said the prospect of having both union and nonunion teams could lead to different standards at different schools—from the amount of money players receive to the amount of time they can practice—and create competitive imbalances on the field. The ruling dismissed a stunning decision in March 2014 by a regional NLRB director in Chicago who said football...
  • 2015 College Football Rankings - Preseason

    08/16/2015 6:29:07 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 36 replies
    1 Ohio State (62) 14-1 1598 — 2 TCU (1) 12-1 1487 — 3 Alabama (1) 12-2 1452 — 4 Baylor 11-2 1365 — 5 Oregon 13-2 1260 — 6 Michigan State 11-2 1230 — 7 Auburn 8-5 1103 — 8 Florida State 13-1 1057 — 9 Georgia 10-3 1026 — 10 USC 9-4 1014 — 11 Notre Dame 8-5 883 — 12 Clemson 10-3 838 — 13 LSU 8-5 727 — 14 UCLA 10-3 697 — 15 Ole Miss 9-4 668 — 16 Arizona State 10-3 577 — 17 Georgia Tech 11-3 573 — 18 Wisconsin 11-3 470 —...
  • Tim Tebow scores touchdown in Eagles' 36-10 win over Colts

    08/16/2015 4:48:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08/16/2015
    TimTebow got a warm Philly welcome. Tebow threw for 69 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first game in two years, Kenjon Barner returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown and ran for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Indianapolis Colts, 36-10, on Sunday. Tebow got a standing ovation when he entered midway through the third quarter and the crowd roared so loud when his name was introduced he had to quiet them down because he was taking the snap in a shotgun. He dove into the pylon on a seven-yard touchdown run late in...