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  • LA Marathon To Close Dozens Of Streets Sunday

    03/17/2018 3:20:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 03/17/2018
    The Los Angeles Department of Transportation and other agencies will strictly enforce a restricted, non-parking policy, including citing and impounding vehicles parked on the temporarily restricted, no-parking streets, at designated times. During the closures, the major open east-west routes will be: — The 10 Freeway — Olympic Boulevard between Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles — Wilshire Boulevard from Santa Monica to Santa Monica Boulevard — Beverly Boulevard between Fairfax Avenue and Silver Lake Boulevard — Santa Monica Boulevard between Fairfax Avenue and Myra Avenue — Sunset Boulevard between Pacific Palisades and Doheny Drive The major open north-south routes will...
  • FLYING SURFBOARDS! (video - motorized foil boards)

    03/17/2018 7:16:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
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  • Historic loss shows Virginia was built to fail in March

    03/17/2018 5:19:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 17, 2018 | Pat Forde
    History made, and the greatest choke in basketball history now on its ledger, it is time to deconstruct the towering fraud that is Virginia basketball. A series of March collapses reached the ultimate low Friday night, when Tony Bennett’s Virginia Cavaliers — the No. 1 team in America, the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, the alleged apotheosis of a distinct basketball philosophy — lost to No. 16 seed UMBC. It is the first time a No. 1 seed has ever lost to a No. 16 seed, since the tourney expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The 1-16...
  • No. 16 seed UMBC beats No. 1 seed Virginia in biggest NCAA Tournament upset ever

    03/16/2018 9:02:42 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 61 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 17, 2018 | Kyle Boone
    Before Friday, a No. 16 seed had never beaten a No. 1 seed, much less a No. 1 overall seed. They were 0-135. But the University of Maryland-Baltimore County -- yes, the little-known UMBC Retrievers -- proved even the longest of odds aren't totally insurmountable.
  • Could NBA's Becky Hammon become first female head coach of men's college basketball team?

    03/16/2018 12:32:35 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 20 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | March 2018 | Patricia Babcock McGraw
    On Thursday, the Colorado State athletic department officials announced they want to interview Becky Hammon for their men's basketball head-coaching job. The 40-year-old Hammon, a former WNBA star, played college basketball at Colorado State. She's currently an assistant coach for the NBA's San Antonio Spurs. She became the first full-time female assistant coach in the NBA in 2014. Some NBA observers believe San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich is grooming her to be his replacement when he retires. In terms of Hammon's ability to control boys and young men once they get on campus and develop them into a successful unit,...
  • New Orleans Saints, Pelicans ownership in flux after Tom Benson's death

    The likely contentious question over who will inherit Tom Benson's estimated $3 billion fortune -- including the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, his most high-profile and publicly beloved assets -- will be a key issue in the wake of Benson's death at the age of 90. Benson, who died Thursday (March 15), had said he intended to leave the teams to his wife, Gayle Benson. But a long-running family fight over Benson's empire, including the Saints and Pelicans, could reignite in the settling of his estate in court in New Orleans. Details of how Benson decided to pass on his...
  • Fantasy Baseball

    03/15/2018 2:32:32 PM PDT · by newbie 10-21-00 · 10 replies
    Anyone interested in joining? We have two long established keeper leagues, one roto and one head to head. Both standard 5X5 scoring. Let me know if interested.
  • Tiger Woods is now the favorite to win the 2018 Masters

    03/15/2018 12:06:20 PM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    SB Nation ^ | February 15, 2018 | Brendan Porath
    With the Masters starting in just three weeks, the oddsmakers favorite to win the green jacket is now Tiger Woods. These odds are for the 2018 Masters, to be clear. The move into solo position with the lowest odds for Augusta came on Thursday morning. Woods had an 8:23 a.m. ET tee time at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and he’s spent much of the morning sharing the lead at Bay Hill. Woods went out with a 3-under 33 on the course’s back nine, his best opening nine score at this event since 2007.
  • Dementia-Fitness Link Found in Study of 191 Women for 44 Years (fitness good)

    03/15/2018 7:49:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Clyde Hughes
    A link between dementia onset and cardiovascular fitness was found in a study that followed 191 women for 44 years, said a study published Wednesday in the medical journal Neurology. Researchers found that middle-aged women with a high-degree of cardiovascular fitness were 90 percent less likely to develop dementia later in life than those with moderate levels. The study looked at a sub-sample of Swedish women aged 38 to 60 who were first examined and tested back in 1968, the website Live Science reported and the findings suggest that physical fitness in midlife benefitted the brain along with the heart....
  • Lowe's will not return to Hendrick in 2019 (bye bye jj)

    03/14/2018 2:01:13 PM PDT · by mabarker1 · 30 replies
    Jayski ^ | 03/14/2018 | Staff Staff CONCORD, N.C. -- The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champions No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team with driver Jimmie Johnson will have a new primary sponsor beginning next season. Lowe's Companies Inc., which has been the No. 48 team's only primary sponsor since 2001, will not return to Hendrick Motorsports in 2019. "Working with Hendrick Motorsports, Jimmie, Chad (Knaus) and the entire No. 48 team has been an incredible journey," said Michael P. McDermott, Lowe's chief customer officer. "Rick Hendrick and his organization have been exceptional partners, and we could not have asked for more from Jimmie - a consummate...
  • Serena Williams Calls Racism In Health Care “Heartbreaking”

    03/13/2018 6:04:53 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 71 replies
    Nylon ^ | March 9, 2018 | Sandra Song
    n a new interview, Serena Williams spoke about how her pregnancy complications made her more cognizant of the problems black women encounter within the U.S. health care system. Speaking to BBC, the tennis superstar said it "may be time for women to be comfortable with having uncomfortable conversations," as "doctors aren't listening to us." Pointing out that she was "in a really fortunate situation," since she had a "wonderful, wonderful doctor" and knows her body so well, Williams lamented the fact that most black people aren't in the same position. As previously detailed, Williams, who has a history of blood...
  • Irate woman confronts Seahawks players, tells them to get off their knees for anthem

    03/13/2018 5:25:50 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 3/12/2018 | John /breech
    An irate woman showed up at the Seattle Seahawks' practice facility on Monday to let several players on the team know that she's not OK with the fact that they've been protesting during the national anthem. For the past two seasons, multiple players around the NFL, including multiple Seahawks players, have been kneeling during the anthem as way to protest racial injustice and police brutality against minorities. Apparently, one woman got so upset with the protests that she decided to drive to the team's facility so she could give everyone a piece of her mind. Of course, not everyone was...
  • President Trump greets World Series champion Astros at White House

    03/12/2018 11:50:56 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/21/2018 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is honoring the Houston Astros for winning the World Series. The Astros used Monday’s day off from spring training in Florida to fly to Washington for the White House ceremony. Houston defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 last year to claim the franchise’s first World Series title. Trump calls it “one of the greatest baseball games anybody’s ever seen.” Visits to the White House by champion sports teams once were highly anticipated, but they have become politically fraught in the age of Trump.
  • Dolphins plan to move on from Ndamukong Suh, Lawrence Timmons

    03/12/2018 11:20:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 12, 2018 | Staff
    The Miami Dolphins are planning to release defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, league sources told ESPN's Jeff Darlington. The team also has released veteran linebacker Lawrence Timmons, who signed with the team last offseason. While the Dolphins could make the move as early as Monday, it likely will happen Wednesday, sources said.
  • Iditarod Day 8: Leaders head to Koyuk as pack begins to thin

    03/12/2018 10:02:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    ktuu ^ | Mar 12, 2018 | Leroy Polk |
    ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The leading three mushers have left the Shaktoolik checkpoint and are headed to Koyuk early Monday morning. According to the Iditarod's official check in time, Nicolas Petit, Bib 46, left at 1 a.m. Mar. 12. Behind him were mushers Mitch Seavey and Joar Leifseth Ulsom, who left Shaktoolik at 3:43 a.m. and 4:48 a.m., respectively. According to the Iditarod's GPS tracking system, Seavey and Petit are tied almost exactly for first place.
  • Report: Kirk Cousins to sign with the Vikings at $27-plus million annually

    03/11/2018 3:54:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Sportsnaut ^ | March 10, 2018 | Vincent Frank
    NFL free agency hasn't even started. Teams can’t negotiate with impending free agents until Monday. So how are we even hearing reports of players heading to specific teams? Well, the NFL has not done a tremendous job keeping teams in check in this regard. The plethora of reports linking Kirk Cousins to the Minnesota Vikings is the latest example of this. Now, according to SiriusXM Radio’s Adam Caplan (h/t Zig Fracassi of the same outlet), indications are that Cousins will sign a free agent deal with Minnesota once the market opens up on Wednesday. Said deal is expected to value...
  • 2018 Iditarod - Willow Restart Drone Overhead

    03/10/2018 6:23:10 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    tundratech ^ | Published on Mar 4, 2018 | tundratech
    2018 Iditarod - Willow Restart Drone Overhead Watch a musher leave the Willow Start Line on the trail to Nome
  • F1 testing ends with Ferrari setting the pace: New season is go in two weeks

    03/09/2018 5:57:04 PM PST · by daltec · 24 replies
    James Allen on F1 ^ | March 09, 2018 | James Allen
    Ferrari set the fastest time on the final day of F1 testing; but do they have the fastest car? Few think so, as Mercedes has certainly not gone all out to set eye catching lap times. Ferrari has been the pace setter the past few winters, including last year when it was clear that the car was really fast and stable. This year the car looks drivable, but so does the Red Bull. Following the pattern of previous seasons, the Silver Arrows have spent their time pounding around on harder tyre compounds, higher fuel loads and very much focussing on...
  • Richard Sherman released by Seattle Seahawks

    03/09/2018 10:57:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies ^ | March 9, 2018 | Marc Sessler
    ichard Sherman's marvelous and memorable run in Seattle is over. Sherman told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero he has been released by the Seahawks after seven seasons in the Pacific Northwest. Sherman's departure opens up $11 million in salary-cap space for the roster-churning 'Hawks. During an interview with KIRO-FM's Gee Scott on Friday, Sherman said, "We've had conversations and they've told me that they're going to allow me to go into free agency."
  • Michael Smith to Leave 6 PM SportsCenter

    03/09/2018 5:29:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | March 8, 2018 | Richard Deitsch
    Sports Illustrated has learned that Michael Smith’s last day as an ESPN SportsCenter host will be Friday. Smith leaving the 6 p.m. SC6 edition of SportsCenter follows his former SportsCenter co-anchor Jemele Hill ’s decision to depart the franchise to join the staff of The Undefeated, the ESPN microsite that fuses sports, race and culture, as well as other additional assignments. Both Hill and Smith have multiple years left on their ESPN contracts so look for Smith to craft a new role at ESPN over the next couple of months.