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  • Willie Nelson about to become fifth degree black belt

    04/19/2014 6:03:56 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 32 replies ^ | 4/19/14 | By Craig Hlavaty
    Willie Nelson about to become fifth degree black belt Posted on April 16, 2014 | By Craig Hlavaty Country legend and Texas icon Willie Nelson could kick your butt in a fight. No, not with his trusty guitar Trigger or throwing stars strategically hidden under his cowboy hat. Nelson is due to receive his fifth degree black belt in the art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul, a modern Korean martial arts system, on April 28 at a martial arts studio in Austin, according to his publicist, Elaine Shock. The following day, the troubadour will turn 81, which should make us...
  • UFC on Fox 11 - Werdum vs. Browne - Live Thread

    04/19/2014 4:52:45 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 52 replies
    FOX | 04/19/14 | UFC
    UFC on Fox 11 - Werdum vs. Browne - Live Thread Main Card (FOX) 5pm PT/ 8pm ET/ 7pm CT/ 1am UK Heavyweight (five rounds) Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1) vs Travis Browne (16-1-1) Women’s Bantamweight Miesha Tate (13-5) vs Liz Carmouche (9-3) Lightweight Donald Cerrone (22-6, 1 NC) vs Edson Barboza (13-1) Middleweight Brad Tavares (12-2) vs Yoel Romero (7-1)
  • Powdered alcohol is a thing, promises to make game day better

    04/18/2014 10:15:49 PM PDT · by eldoradude · 26 replies
    SB Nation ^ | April 18, 2014 | James Dator
    This is a product where absolutely nothing will go wrong, we're sure. Trying to sneak booze is an American past time. Well, not THE American past time -- but now there's a way for you to sneak alcohol easily into your favorite sporting event! Heck, you don't even need to use a syrup bottle. Meet "Palcohol"
  • Passenger wIelded a Toblerone 'like a sword' and demanded to be Flown to Sochi to Watch Olympics

    04/18/2014 2:27:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    A Finnish man attempted to 'hijack' a plane using a Toblerone chocolate bar, demanding to be taken to Sochi so he could watch the Winter Olympics. Antti Oskari Manselius, 23, from Finland, had wrapped two economy class blankets around his head, wearing a third as a cape when he waved the chocolate bar 'like a sword' as he walked towards the cockpit. Manselius also made a false bomb threat on the Cathay Pacific flight from Amsterdam to Hong Kong on February 14, and said he was robbing the plane, airplane staff said. SNIP He said he was trying to entertain...
  • ‘Something’s wrong with Messi’

    04/18/2014 2:06:55 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies ^ | April 18 2014 | Football Espana staff
    Former Barcelona captain Juan Manuel Asensi believes there is something bothering Lionel Messi, but he can’t put his finger on what. Asensi has told La Xarxa that he doesn’t believe Messi is bothered by the delay in agreeing a new contract with Barcelona and nor does he feel the Argentina forward is already concentrating on the World Cup. “I’m surprised and concerned. Something must have happened because Messi has always been committed to the most difficult games,” AS reports Asensi as saying. “Something’s happened and it must be big because Messi’s attitude hasn’t been right in recent games. He must...
  • A Star Player Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation

    04/17/2014 5:32:59 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | Walt Bogdanich
    "The police did not follow the obvious leads that would have quickly identified the suspect as well as witnesses, one of whom videotaped part of the sexual encounter. After the accuser identified Mr. Winston as her assailant, the police did not even attempt to interview him for nearly two weeks and never obtained his DNA. The detective handling the case waited two months to write his first report and then prematurely suspended his inquiry without informing the accuser. By the time the prosecutor got the case, important evidence had disappeared, including the video of the sexual act."

    04/17/2014 4:07:42 PM PDT · by Chode · 36 replies
    Chode ^ | 4/17/2014 | Chode
    Shanghai Race Date: 20 Apr 2014 Circuit Name: Shanghai International Circuit First Grand Prix: 2004 Number of Laps: 56 Circuit Length: 5.451 km Race Distance: 305.066 km Lap Record: 1:32.238 - M Schumacher (2004) Friday Partly Sunny 21C Saturday Cloudy 19C Sunday Partly Sunny 19C
  • Kobe Bolts To Europe Before Lakers’ Final Game Against Spurs

    04/16/2014 11:15:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    CBSLA/AP) ^ | April 16, 2014 7:49 PM
    Just before the Lakers wrapped their worst season while in Los Angeles , Kobe Bryant took off early to start his vacation in Europe. He also went to twitter to express his feelings towards the season before beating the Spurs in the final game of the season.
  • Article Alleges Dodgers Star Yasiel Puig Dealt With Smugglers, Drug Cartel In Escape From Cuba

    04/15/2014 6:28:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies ^ | April 15, 2014 5:08 PM
    LOS ANGELES ( — The security of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig may be in question after an article emerged with a number of surprising claims regarding his escape from Cuba to the United States. The article is authored Jesse Katz, who says he has spent months researching the past of the young phenom-ballplayer, which has included a number of trips to Cuba. While the story of Puig’s escape from Cuba was already known to have involved his interception and capture by the United States Coast Guard, his return to Cuba, and his subsequent imprisonment, Katz’ article, which is...

    04/15/2014 8:23:59 AM PDT · by airborne · 100 replies
    NHL web site ^ | 4/15/14 | various
  • Biden to attend soccer’s World Cup tournament

    04/14/2014 10:41:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2014 7:11 PM EDT
    Vice President Joe Biden is planning to be among the crowds at this summer’s World Cup soccer tournament. The White House announced Monday that Biden would travel to Brazil for the event in June. He also plans to attend a U.S. national team game. …
  • It’s not just athletes — college screws everyone

    04/14/2014 7:10:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/14/2014 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    In its recent ruling that athletes at Northwestern University have the right to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board cited the case of senior quarterback Kain Colter, who naively thought that he could pursue a pre-med degree while also playing on the school’s football team. When he attempted to enroll in a required chemistry class during his sophomore year, “Colter testified that his coaches and advisors discouraged him from taking the class because it conflicted with morning football practices. Colter consequently had to take this class in the summer session, which caused him to fall behind his classmates who were...
  • Fish Stakes

    04/14/2014 2:31:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Soshiok ^ | Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 | Linette Heng
    He has net himself a 172kg Queensland grouper - and he isn't letting it go. Not even for the $10,000 he claims to have been offered by a businessman from Tianjin, China. Mr Johnny Tan, 52, owner of seafood restaurant Grouper King, bought the rare 2.3m giant for "between $5,000 to $6,000". It was caught by local fishermen in waters off Pedra Branca on Tuesday evening. "It would have been easier for me to just sell the fish, but this is my first 'big' fish of the year," said Mr Tan. He said that fish this size are popular in...
  • Bubba Watson hits Waffle House after Masters win. Of course he does.

    04/14/2014 8:06:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/14/2014 | Jay Busbee
    Where else would Bubba Watson go after winning the Masters but the Waffle House? At about 1:30 in the morning, Watson, his wife Angie and several friends hit a Waffle House somewhere near Augusta National to celebrate. Champ dinner @WaffleHouse! #hashbrowns #covered— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) April 14, 2014 You can't tell if he's wearing the green jacket in that photo, but fear not, lords of Augusta National: Bubba did not get scattered n' smothered hash browns on the revered fabric. Here's another angle from a friend: Waffle House with the Masters Champ! #wemadeit #twogreenjackets— Judah Smith (@judahsmith) April 14,...
  • Estimated 200,000 Crowd Hartford Streets For UConn Parade

    04/14/2014 4:41:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | April 14, 2014 | Colin McDonough,Matt McDonough,Nick Greene
    HARTFORD — The city celebrated the UConn men's and women's basketball teams' national championships Sunday with a victory parade through downtown, and it was one of the biggest parties Hartford has ever seen. An estimated 200,000 people lined the streets as blue and white confetti showered them while they cheered two teams and two trophies. After the parade, players, coaches and dignitaries addressed the crowd in a rally outside the Capitol.
  • 49ers’ Aldon Smith Arrested At LAX For Belligerence, Alleged Bomb Threat

    04/13/2014 8:12:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    AP) ^ | April 13, 2014 6:19 PM
    The 24-year-old player was randomly selected for a secondary screening at Terminal 1 and became uncooperative with the process, airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz said. She said he told a TSA agent that he had a bomb before walking to the gate. When airport police officers caught up with him, Ortiz said Smith became uncooperative and was taken into custody.
  • Watson Holds Off Spieth to Win Masters

    04/13/2014 5:01:17 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 13, 2014 | Associated Press
    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Big-driving Bubba Watson captured his second Masters title in three years on Sunday, pulling away from Jordan Spieth on the back nine for a three-stroke victory at Augusta National. The 35-year-old American fired a three-under par 69 Sunday to finish 72 holes on eight-under 288 and take his second major title, the top prize of $1.62 million from a record $9 million purse and another green jacket. “I never loved green so much,” Watson said. “After giving away that jacket last year, I wanted it back.”
  • Manny Pacquiao outfoxed and outworked Timothy Bradley – is Floyd Mayweather next?

    04/13/2014 12:20:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/13/2014
    The rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley played out almost exactly like the first instalment. The only difference was the outcome. Pacquiao reclaimed the welterweight title he surrendered amid controversy to Bradley two years ago, rectifying one of the most mystifying decisions in boxing history with a clinical points victory before 15,601 rollicking fans. Two of the ringside judges had Pacquiao winning 116-112, the third scored it 118-112. The Guardian had it 116-112. So few put stock in Bradley’s split-decision win in June 2012 – a verdict that reeked of incompetence at best – that whatever redemption was wrought...
  • Frozen Four: Union beats Minnesota for NCAA hockey title

    04/13/2014 7:11:02 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 4-13-14 | ap
    PHILADELPHIA -- Union College won its first NCAA hockey title Saturday night at the Frozen Four, scoring three times in a 1:54 span in the first period in a 7-4 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night. Mike Vecchione tied the score at 2 with 4:01 left in the first, Eli Lichtenwald gave the Dutchman the lead 57 seconds later, and Daniel Ciampini capped the spree with 2:57 to go. “I don't think anyone will call us Cinderella anymore,” said Shayne Gostisbehere, who had a goal and two assists. “These guys, my brothers, they do everything. I don't care about anything...
  • "Methuselah" (Me) Returns to the Karate Dojo. Do you kick or box?

    04/13/2014 1:26:08 AM PDT · by lee martell · 48 replies
    April 13 2014 | lee martell
    I have tendonitis, arthritis and size 14 feet as wide and as flat as Oopsy The Clown. I have extra weight I could easily survive without. I have been going to the fitness gym a few times a week, just so not to become like The Tin Man, all rigid, all the time. I 24hr gym is great, but for the last few years, I have wanted to return to my original Dojo, or workout room and go back to studying Karate. I'm not much of a sporty person, but I do enjoy the creativity of a good hand to...
  • Penn State's John Urschel Wins 84th AAU Sullivan Award

    04/12/2014 1:53:57 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 8 replies ^ | 4-13-14 | n/a
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - John Urschel (Williamsville, N.Y.), the Penn State All-American guard who claimed the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy from the National Football Foundation (NFF) as college football's premier scholar-athlete, has been named the recipient of the 84th James E. Sullivan Award, presented by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) to America's top amateur athlete. Urschel was announced as the winner of the prestigious award Friday night during an awards ceremony at the AAU National Headquarters in Orlando, Fla. 
Urschel was selected from a pool of 19 semifinalists vying for the honor in 2014, and was joined by two...
  • After A Night Of Arrests, Officials Have A Warning For Hockey Fans

    04/12/2014 8:04:07 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    WCCO ^ | 4-9-14 | CBS
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –Police in riot gear arrested 10 University of Minnesota students Thursday night after hundreds took to the streets of Dinkytown following the Gophers’ stunning last-second win over North Dakota in the Final Four. Hordes of hockey fans swarmed the intersection of 4th Street and 14th Avenue around 11 p.m., and law enforcement officials responded to the scene, wearing riot gear. “I saw the SWAT team, or whoever they were, marching down the street, and I’ve never seen that before,” said McKenzie Lagodinski, who was arrested. “And just, like, all of a sudden, it was like: Wait, guys, this...
  • What to make of Johnny Manziel's 32 score on the Wonderlic?

    04/11/2014 11:28:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jeff Reynolds
    Texas A&M redshirt sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel reportedly scored a 32 on the Wonderlic intelligence test, tops among the highest-ranked prospects at the position in the 2014 NFL Draft.
  • UEFA rule Atletico's on-loan Chelsea 'keeper can play against the Blues in UCL semis

    04/11/2014 5:18:24 AM PDT · by kevkrom · 4 replies
    ProSoccerTalk ^ | 2014-04-11 | Jon Prince-Wright
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  • More Than a Game: 6-on-6 Basketball in Iowa

    04/11/2014 1:04:45 AM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies
    Iowa Public TV ^ | October 6, 2010
    In 1993, the era of girls' six-on-six basketball in Iowa came to an end. This one-hour IPTV documentary takes a look back at the game and what it meant to generations of girls who played it. One of the most acclaimed sports in Iowa history, six-on-six was especially popular in small towns. It was there that young women became queens of the court, where communities rallied behind their daughters, and where school leaders, mostly male, fought for girls' equality. Like no where else in the country, young women in Iowa have played the game of basketball for over a century....
  • Gophers edge UND in Frozen Four semis on last-second goal by Holl

    04/10/2014 8:20:36 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 4-9-14 | Jason Gonzalez
    Philadelphia – Senior defenseman Justin Holl’s shorthanded goal, in the last second of the game, gave the Gophers a 2-1 victory over North Dakota in the second semifinal of the Frozen Four on Thursday night in Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. Just when it appeared the game would go into overtime tied at 1-1, Holl’s shot on a last rush changed everything. Kyle Rau and Brady Skjei had assists on the play. Sam Warning of the Gophers ended 51 minutes of scoreless hockey with a goal in the third periodd and seconds later North Dakota responded to knot up keep the...
  • Batkid Throws First Pitch at Giants Home Opener; Draws Praise, Criticism

    04/10/2014 2:46:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    He won the hearts of San Francisco five months ago, when the city morphed into Gotham City to lift the spirits of a 5-year-old battling leukemia. And Batkid still evoked strong emotions when he took the mound at the Giants home opener at AT&T Park on Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The tiny superhero, aka Miles Scott of Siskyou County, threw the first pitch at the game, where the Giants were victorious, 7-3. An especially poignant image was when the little boy dressed all in black held hands with pitcher Matt Cain on the field. SF Morphs Into Gotham City...
  • Search Suspended for Teen Swept to Sea From Ocean Beach

    04/10/2014 2:38:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 | Christie Smith
    Coast Guard crews suspended their search Thursday afternoon for a 14-year-old boy swept to sea off San Francisco's Ocean Beach, after nearly 24 hours of looking for him in the Pacific Ocean. Crews had targeted efforts in an area that was 64 square miles between the Golden Gate Bridge and Lake Merced, with authorities scouring both shoreline and water for the teen. But they suspended their search about 1 p.m. "It's heartbreaking," San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said from the beach Thursday morning during the height of the search, noting that she had talked with the teen's mother. "I'm...
  • Flub of the Day: Fox News Anchor Congratulates UConn for Being the "NAACP" Champions [video]

    04/10/2014 1:26:54 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    Video at link.
  • Jack Nicklaus divulges divine secrets of Amen Corner

    04/10/2014 7:12:09 AM PDT · by N. Theknow · 4 replies
    The Australian ^ | April 10, 2014 12:00AM | Will Swanton
    JACK Nicklaus's response to the bombardment of questions from deferential rookies at the US Masters has been to scribble down a list of the six most important shots to be struck at Augusta National. His compilation serves two important purposes: it provides an education for greenhorns while also shutting them up.
  • Staubach: Draft Manziel over Clowney

    04/10/2014 5:40:04 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 17 replies
    Staubach: Draft Manziel over Clowney If Roger Staubach were on the clock with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, there's no doubt in his mind that he'd take quarterback Johnny Manziel over defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. --SNIP-- "I think Manziel is a Russell Wilson-type player," Staubach said Wednesday on the NFL Network. "He doesn't have the height, (but) he has a strong arm and he throws with accuracy. "... I just think there's something about this kid - the quickness. Today in the league, the quarterbacks can fly; we weren't allowed to do that. I think Manziel is...
  • Lacey Holsworth, friend of MSU's Adreian Payne, has died

    04/09/2014 6:42:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    yahoo ^ | Jay Busbee
    Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old cancer patient who lived up to her Twitter name @adorablelacey, has died, according to her family. Holsworth became friends with Michigan State's Adreian Payne and accompanied him throughout the Spartans' run to the Big Ten championship and the NCAA tournament.
  • First game of the season (Royals)

    04/09/2014 3:20:35 PM PDT · by mykroar · 16 replies
    Self | 4/9/2014 | mykroar
    Went to the first Royals game today (office thing) - great game, 7-1 (yes it was Tampa, but I'll take it). They have potential, back to 4-4 and still even with this game - (28th in runs...30th in slugging). If they can find some bats, we might be decent. All that being said, they are now wanding you to get into the games and you have to take everything out of your pockets. Anyone know if this is everywhere (MLB thing) - or KC being stupid. How long 'til the shoes come off and they're fondling your junk?
  • Bayern Munich Knocks Manchester United Out Of The Champions League

    04/09/2014 2:42:22 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies ^ | Apr. 9, 2014 | Tony Manfred
    Bayern Munich advanced to the Champions League semifinals with a 3-1 win over Manchester United in a wild game at the Allianz Arena in Munich. After a lackluster first half, the goals came one after another in the second half. ...Wayne Rooney was a non-factor, and clearly wasn't 100% healthy after sustaining an injury in last week's game This is the last we'll see of Manchester United in the Champions League until at least 2015-16.
  • 2014 Masters Odds — Rory McIlroy favored to win [Golf Ping]

    04/09/2014 12:46:08 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 77 replies ^ | April 8, 2014 | Brandon Watson
    2014 Masters Odds — Rory McIlroy favored to win Brandon Watson Tue, Apr 8 2014 12:06 PM 0 The first PGA golf major of the year begins on Thursday morning as The Masters takes place in Augusta, Georgia. The 2014 Masters Odds for the tournament have Rory McIlrory favored to win, according to the Las Vegas Hotel, home of the SuperBook.This year's Masters tournament will not feature the world's No. 1 player in Tiger Woods because of a back injury. Yet, the 78th edition of the most prestigious golf tournament in the world will still feature 19 past Masters champions,...

    04/09/2014 7:54:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 9, 2014 | David Gardner
    Derrick Gordon sat waiting outside the film room, his knee bouncing furiously up and down. He had wanted to tell his teammates something for more than a year, and now he was about to say it. And he knew that once he did, a lot of things would be different. ............................................... There was a pause. And then Kellogg, sensing that Gordon needed help, tried breaking the ice. "I wanted to let you all know I'm gay," the coach said. His players all looked at him, stunned. What? Gordon took his cue and spoke up. "No, he's not. But I am."
  • UConn completes perfect season, wins record ninth women's basketball title

    04/08/2014 7:55:16 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies ^ | April 8, 2014 | Foxnews.Com
    Four of Connecticut's five starters scored in double figures as the Huskies women's basketball team matched the accomplishment of their male counterparts Tuesday night, defeating Notre Dame 79-58 to win a record ninth NCAA championship and becoming only the second team to complete a perfect 40-0 season.
  • Nascar SCS Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Rwy Sat April 12 on FOX at 6:30 PM ET

    04/08/2014 7:39:22 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 245 replies
  • Swimmer Ian Thorpe Could Lose Use of Left Arm

    04/08/2014 4:53:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Straits Times ^ | APR 8, 2014
    Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe is in intensive care in a Sydney hospital receiving treatment for an infection that could result in him losing the use of his left arm, Australian media reported on Tuesday. The five-times Olympic champion reportedly contracted the bug after surgery at a hospital in Switzerland, where he now lives. In February, Thorpe's manager James Erskine said the 31-year-old was suffering from depression after being found disorientated and behaving oddly near a vehicle in Australia after taking a mixture of anti-depressants and painkillers for a shoulder injury. Thorpe, who made his Games debut in Sydney in...
  • Napier Brings It Home For Uconn

    04/08/2014 4:13:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 8, 2014 | Eddie Pells
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Shabazz Napier walked slowly through the hallway of the stadium - the tears still drying, the twine from the cut-down net still hanging around his neck. "Bittersweet. Bittersweet. Bittersweet," he said, over and over again. Bitter because it's over. Sweet because UConn won it all after being left behind and told to go away.
  • [vanity] Reloading advice for Springfield XDS compact 45

    04/07/2014 5:41:54 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 51 replies
    Optimum loads ^ | 4/8/2014 | blueflag
    Seeking advice and comment on the best reload spec for a Springfield XDS 3.3 compact 45.
  • NCAA Championship thread UK v UConn

    04/07/2014 5:20:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 49 replies
    Tip off 910 EDT CBS tv
  • U.S. soccer team shines with Michael Bradley in diamond formation

    04/07/2014 9:44:22 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 8 replies
    LAT ^ | April 5, 2014 | Kevin Baxter
    Juergen Klinsmann hasn't made many missteps in his 2 1/2 years of coach of the U.S. national team. Still it was hard not to question last week's decision to jettison Martin Vasquez, his longtime right-hand man, and replace him with Tab Ramos and former German national team coach Berti Vogts. Sacking your top assistant two months before the World Cup is a little like a presidential candidate dumping his running mate after the convention. So was it an act of panic or prescience? It's too early to tell. But the early returns are promising. Vazquez had reportedly lost the ear...
  • RGIII hypes Instagram debut, uses it to unveil new logo

    04/07/2014 9:33:48 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    NBCsports ^ | April 6, 2014 | Mike Florio
    Apparently, a Washington Redskins player not named Robert Griffin III has been getting too much attention of late. After several days of DeSean Jackson overkill, the man known as RGIII announced Saturday that he’d joined Instagram, and he said that his first photo “dedicated to my family, friends & fans” would be posted on Sunday. And then Sunday came, with Griffin unveiling his new personal logo.
  • Baseball Player Leaves Game After Swallowing Dip

    04/06/2014 10:10:33 PM PDT · by This Just In · 79 replies
    BreitbartNews ^ | April 6, 2014 | Breitbart Sports
    Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies returned to lineup on Friday after leaving the game the night before after he swallowed some smokeless tobacco.
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, April 6th, 2014.

    04/06/2014 5:01:59 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 61 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | 4/6/2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Gun Talk Radio 4/06/2014, 08:00-11:00pm EST
  • Let's cut Yasiel Puig some slack

    04/06/2014 3:45:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 5, 2014 | Dan Le Batard
    Dodgers outfielder's antics are those of one young man's first taste of freedom Before you pile on atop irresponsible diva-punk-jerk Yasiel Puig, absorb a few random stories about the difficulties in his kind of transition: • Luis Castillo once set off a fire alarm in an American hotel, thinking it was a shampoo dispenser... • Rene Arocha felt his knees give -- actually felt faint and almost passed out -- the first time he walked into a grocery store and saw so many aisles of food...
  • Lance Mackey arrested for driving without valid license, insurance

    04/06/2014 3:29:35 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 9 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | MICHELLE THERIAULT BOOTS
    Four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey was arrested near Fairbanks on Saturday for violating conditions of release in a pending 2013 DUI case by driving without a valid license, the Alaska State Troopers said.

    04/06/2014 9:17:49 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 29 replies
    LPGA commissioner Michael Whan said he was frustrated and disappointed that Paulina Gretzky was splashed across the cover of this month's Golf Digest and in their featured spreads in the magazine. "Obviously we’re disappointed and frustrated by the editorial direction (and timing) Golf Digest has chosen with the announcement of its most recent magazine cover," he said. "If a magazine called Golf Digest is interested in showcasing females in the game, yet consistently steers away from the true superstars who’ve made history over the last few years, something is clearly wrong."
  • Rep of Ireland 2 - 3 Germany

    04/06/2014 5:12:51 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    extratime ^ | April 05, 2014 | Jamie Headon
    The game was to take another dramatic twist with just one minute of playing remaining. Again Ireland utilised a Megan Campbell throw-in to their advantage with the former Raheny United defender launching the ball into the box for Peamount star Stephanie Roche to prod the ball home. Just when Ireland thought they had sealed a hugely significant draw with the Silvia Neid managed outfit, the German's stole all three points courtesy of a Leupolz cross which looped over the unfortunate Byrne's head and into the back of the net.