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  • No penalty for drunk hockey player's full-contact with woman's 'gigantic breasts'

    08/25/2016 10:37:42 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 30 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 24, 2016 | Postmedia Network
    Police have cleared a Swedish hockey player accused of touching a woman's breasts in an Ostersund night club because the woman's "gigantic breasts" could not have been avoided when he put his arm around her. The incident reportedly happened at the Rest Marite night club Saturday night. The player for Swedish pro team IF Bjorkloven was not named. "(Two women) were standing at a table and when the accused came up drunk and draped his arms around both of them from behind, he accidentally brushed against the breasts of one," investigator Mikael Lundberg said, according to Expressen. "And it should...
  • Joey Bosa Gets Bitter Chargers Lesson Eli Manning Knew All Along

    08/25/2016 10:06:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 25, 2016 | Dieter Kurtenbach
    No one thought this could happen. The NFL went into a lockout to prevent things like this from happening. It seemed to be one of the only things that the NFL Players’ Association and the league’s owners agreed upon in that lockout. Yet, somehow, there’s a rookie holdout.
  • Study: Ramen noodles replacing cigarettes as primary currency among U.S. prison population

    08/24/2016 6:48:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 48 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    TUCSON, - A U.S. study indicates cigarettes are being replaced as currency among state prisoners by another highly-coveted item -- instant ramen noodles. Michael Gibson-Light, a doctoral candidate in the University of Arizona School of Sociology, said ramen noodles are on the rise as a form of currency among male inmates in U.S. state prisons due to cost-cutting measures leading to a drop in food quality and quantity. Gibson-Light, who is due to present his study at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, said the rise of ramen has less to do with the popularity of tobacco...
  • French MP calls for schools to have compulsory martial arts

    08/22/2016 10:56:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies ^ | 22 Aug 2016 14:15 GMT+02:00
    A French politician who hopes to run for president next year has come up with an original idea of how the country can combat the “culture of fear” in the wake of recent terror attacks. Compulsory martial arts classes in France’s schools would help children respond to the fear of attacks in a productive but safe way, centrist politician Jean Lassalle believes. “There is fear everywhere,” Lassalle said to Le Figaro newspaper. “That leads some people to go around with a knife. But with martial arts, you develop self-control and learn to defend yourself peacefully.” …
  • 'Marathon sex session' at Olympics leads to end of synchronized diving tandem

    08/22/2016 10:08:14 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 82 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 16 Aug 2016
    After an apparently sleepless night for both divers – albeit for very different reasons – the two finished in last place in the women’s 10-meter synchronized platform dive, a performance described as "pathetic" by local outlets.... Blame it on Rio.
  • Whatever Happened to 'Agony of Defeat' Ski Jumper?

    08/22/2016 8:33:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8/15 | Thomas Neumann
    It's been nearly half a century since the term "agony of defeat" joined the lexicon of American sports. To this day, the phrase remains a broadcasting staple, whether it's coverage of the Olympics or any number of sports. A Google search for "agony of defeat" returns nearly 500,000 results. With that in mind, we revisit the viral video that made an indelible mark on the sports world long before the era of social media -- the frightful ski jumping crash from the opening montage of "ABC's Wide World of Sports."
  • Every Detail That Makes the Plymouth Road Runner Superbird Special

    08/22/2016 7:52:42 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 91 replies
    Road & Track ^ | 22 Aug, 2016 | CHRIS PERKINS
    No car sums up Chrysler's utter insanity during the muscle car era better than the Plymouth Road Runner Superbird, and its Dodge companion, the Charger Daytona. These so-called "Aero Cars" were designed as NASCAR racers first, street cars second, and they're among the most outrageous things to come from Detroit. Road & Track contributor Steve Lehto wrote the book on the Aero cars, and he found us an example of a Superbird at the Woodward Dream Cruise this past weekend. Along with a fellow Mopar expert, Lehto tells you more than you ever thought there was to know about the...
  • Speedo USA, Ralph Lauren end Ryan Lochte endorsement deals

    08/22/2016 12:57:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies ^ | Aug. 22, 2016 | FoxNews/AP
    Ralph Lauren announced Monday it would not renew its sponsorship contract with Ryan Lochte, becoming the second company to drop the U.S. Olympic swimmer in the wake of his scandal in Rio de Janeiro. Earlier Monday, Speedo USA executives said the company would drop its sponsorship of Lochte and donate $50,000 to charity. In Ralph Lauren's case, the company stated its contract with Lochte was for the 2016 Rio Olympics only, and would not be renewed. "Ralph Lauren continues to sponsor the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team and the values that its athletes embody."
  • Notre Dame Football Players Arrested On Gun, Marijuana, Battery Charges

    08/22/2016 11:12:13 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/21/2016 | Frank McGurty
    (Reuters) - Six University of Notre Dame football players were arrested in Indiana overnight, five on suspicion of marijuana possession and the sixth after an altercation at a local bar, officials and local media reported on Saturday.Devin Butler, identified as a cornerback on the nationally ranked team, was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of battery and resisting law enforcement, both felonies, after a fight at a bar in South Bend, the St. Joseph County Police Department said. An affidavit claimed that “a police officer said the player punched and slammed him to the ground outside a bar,” NBC Sports...
  • Texas High School Football Stadium Price Tag Balloons to $70 Million

    08/22/2016 9:08:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 22, 2016 | Merril Hope
    The price tag of one Texas school district’s high school football stadium and events center just ballooned to $70 million, making it, reportedly, the most expensive high school football complex in the United States.
  • Olympic pole-vaulter dramatically halts his run-up at the LAST second to stand to attention [tr]

    08/22/2016 6:32:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Clarence Michallon
    A patriotic pole vaulter stopped right before a qualifying jump in Rio to pay attention to his national anthem. US Army reservist Sam Kendricks, 23, from Mississippi, was running pole in hand when he heard the first notes of the Star-Spangled banner. The second lieutenant was set to perform one of his attempts to qualify that day - but instead stopped dead in his tracks and let go of his pole to respectfully stand still.
  • Ouch! Ukrainian wrestler BITES his American opponent in the middle of quest for Olympics bronze [tr]

    08/22/2016 6:29:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Clarence MIchallon
    A Ukrainian wrestler was caught on camera biting his American opponent's arm in the middle of an Olympics match. Andriy Kvyatkovskyy, 26, fought against the United States' Frank Molinaro, 27, during the men's freestyle 65 kg quarterfinals on Sunday in Rio. Molinaro held Kvyatkovskyy in a tight grip, pinning him against the ground and twisting Kvyatkovskyy's left leg. The Ukrainian wrestler resorted to unusual means to get away from this dire situation - and ended up planting his teeth into his rival's arm.
  • 'I used to love the Olympics. Then NBC decided to use tape delay': NBC is criticized again [tr]

    08/22/2016 6:26:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    NBC came under fire Sunday night after frustrated viewers took to Twitter to complain about the closing ceremony being aired on an hour delay. Tweets poured in from across the United States as viewers slammed the network for choosing to air the closing ceremony at 8pm, rather than 7pm. Typically, a network will delay a broadcast due to time difference.
  • Olympics ends with a spectacular closing ceremony..held in front of a half-empty stadium [tr]

    08/22/2016 6:13:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Shekhar Bhatia, Ben Ashford, Ruth Styles, and Regina F. Graham
    Rio said farewell to hosting the Olympics on Sunday as the closing ceremony experienced periods of rain that poured down on the thousands of athletes and spectators in attendance from around the world. The Olympic flame was extinguished at Maracana stadium, signaling that the Rio Games are officially over. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach gave a poignant speech during the ceremony that saw Toyko's new governor, Yuriko Koike, the first woman to hold that job, happily accept the Olympic flag from Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes.
  • Japanese Prime Minister as Super Mario Ignites Social Media

    08/21/2016 11:15:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    How do you connect the current host of the Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro, and the next, Tokyo? Send in Super Mario, of course — with a little political help. SNIP a video showed Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, who announces he won't make it to Rio in time. So Abe turned into the Japanese video game plumber Mario and then popped up in the flesh out of a huge green pipe in the stadium that he allegedly used as a shortcut to get from Tokyo to Rio. SNIP
  • Where Texas Would Rank in Olympic Medal Count if it Was its own Country

    08/21/2016 9:44:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Chroncle ^ | Sunday, August 21, 2016 | Matt Young
    If Texas was its own country - which, let's be honest, to many of us, it is - it would rank eighth in the 2016 Olympics medal count with 41 total medals. That means the Lone Star State by itself has more medals than all of Canada (22). Countries like Australia (29), Italy (28) and Spain (17) don't want to get into any kind of medal-counting contest with Texas, either. Oh, and host country Brazil (19)? Thanks for all your medals. The 26 gold medals from athletes with Texas ties would rank third, only behind the United States (46) and...
  • Why no white players on the US Olympic basketball team? (vanity)

    08/21/2016 2:03:57 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 66 replies
    08/21/2016 | Me
    Watching the awards ceremony and I notice not a single white guy on the team. Usually I wouldn't care and I'm all for putting the best players on the team but after all the whining we heard about no black nominees during the Academy Awards this must be asked.
  • Simone Biles & Her Golden Girls Hit The BeachIn Rio As She Prepares To Make History

    08/21/2016 1:56:43 PM PDT · by drewh · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 15:40 EST, 21 August 2016 | By PEDRO OLIVEIRA JR. FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    If anyone deserves a beach day, it's Simone Biles and her Final Five teammates. The US gymnasts traded their leotards for bikinis and enjoyed a day out at Rio's Barra da Tijuca beach Saturday. Biles, Aly Raisman and Madison Kocian — part of the Final Five team that took nine medals in Rio — frolicked on the sand and took a dip in the ocean. Laurie Hernandez posed for a poolside picture with Biles earlier in the day. And Gabby Douglas, 20, who was not at the beach, posted a picture on Instagram of herself golfing with friends. Biles, 19...
  • Good as gold: US women win 6th straight Olympic hoops title

    08/20/2016 7:02:19 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 2 replies ^ | 8/20/16 | Doug Feinberg, AP
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Geno Auriemma and Diana Taurasi shared a long, emotional embrace. Mission accomplished. The dominant U.S. women's basketball team did what was expected, winning a sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal and doing it in impressive fashion. In yet another rout, the U.S. dismantled Spain 101-72 on Saturday.
  • UFC 202: Diaz/McGregor 2 Live Thread

    08/20/2016 4:57:36 PM PDT · by Impy · 58 replies
    Premlims starting soon on Fox Sports One and Fox Sports Main Card on Pay-Per-View Nate Diaz v. Connor McGregor (170) Anthony "Rumble" Johnson v. Glover Teixeira (205) Rick "The Horror" Story v. Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone (170) Stun Gun Kim v. Mike Perry (170) Tim Means v. Sabah Homasi (170) Prelims Cody Garbrandt vs. Takeya Mizugaki (135) Raquel Pennington vs. Elizabeth Phillips (135) Artem Lobov vs. Chris Avila (145) Randa Markos vs. Cortney Casey (115)
  • Fishing Report keeps anglers informed

    08/20/2016 12:28:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    SIERRA VISTA — Looking for the latest info on where the best fishing spots are in southern Arizona and across the state? The Arizona Game and Fish Department has regular updates from anglers all over Arizona detailing what fish are hitting what baits and where as part of its weekly Fishing Report. Compiled from regular input from fishermen and women as well as Game and Fish officials, the report covers the fishing conditions at dozens of lakes and waterways, as well as stocking schedules, water levels and updates on which fish species are most active and when. “The idea is...
  • Time for "Mid-Majors" to re-align.

    08/19/2016 1:23:16 PM PDT · by dangus · 25 replies
    vanity | 2016-08-16 | dangus
    I'm not delusional enough to think that the Big East realigned because I suggested it. I didn't even suggest adding Creighton and Butler. But in case somewhere out there IS reading: Here's a proposal for the next great realignment. First an explanation: The NCAA has rescinded the corrupt and stupid rule that a conference needs to have 12 teams in order to have a highly profitable football conference championship game. Also, the AAC is the big loser in the new playoff system; whereas most football conferences will make a LOT more money, the ACC will lose almost half of their...
  • VANITY: NBC News segment says Team USA women winning in Rio & neglects to mention Thrasher & Rhode!

    08/19/2016 11:04:24 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 6 replies
    Self ^ | Aug 18, 2016 | n/a
    Watched NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt last night (Thursday, August 18th). Lester's last segment was on how the USA women were winning more medals than the men in Rio 2016. They showed a variety of photos of different women who have won medals - but I noticed that they didn't include Ginny Thrasher and Kim Rhode, air rifle and skeet shooter respectively, in the segment. They've won medals too -- Gold Medal for Thrasher and 4 or 5 career Olympic medals for Rhode, including one in Rio. The NBC Nightly News website shows last night broadcast, but it does...
  • The Unknown Olympic Champion

    08/19/2016 9:25:39 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 42 replies
    WSJ ^ | 18 Aug 2016
    How do you manage to win a medal at six straight Olympics and remain more or less unknown? ... . It probably doesn’t help that Mrs. Rhode is an outspoken critic of gun-control laws and a Donald Trump supporter. ...Even when the press has reported on her achievement, the tone has often been dismissive. An NBC story noted that her medal record is arguably “far less impressive than, say, a gymnast or a swimmer” because shooting “requires fewer physical attributes.” Sure, all it takes is remarkable hand-eye coordination, quick reflexes, steady nerves and dedication over 20 years.
  • I'm not a Usain Bolt fan

    08/19/2016 6:46:58 AM PDT · by McGarrett · 72 replies
    Vanity | 08/19/2016 | McGarrett
    I have to admit Usain Bolt is an amazing athlete. He looked like a man running against boys in 200 meter final yesterday. Still, his constant showboating turns me off. His total lack of respect for his competitors and post-race antics make me want to gag. I suppose I could stomach those a bit better if he was an American, but I can't say it would greatly change my opinion either. What really chaps my a** is the way NBC and the commentators fall all over this guy. We get these extended segments on him crammed down our throats instead...
  • Olympics = American Exceptionalism (100+ Medals!)

    08/19/2016 6:39:27 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    President Obama dismissed "American exceptionalism" a few years back saying all countries believe they are the best. Let's look at the evidence from the Olympics. A country of 300 million is dominating sport after sport (gymnastics, swimming, etc.). Not seeing NYT articles on, "Why We are Better." What is it about our culture that drives our people to be the best in the world at sports?
  • Have We Reached the Athletic Limits of the Human Body?

    08/18/2016 10:36:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Scientific American ^ | August 5 | Bret Stetka
    Record-breaking has slowed, but science could find new ways to make us keep getting stronger and fasterAt this month’s summer's Olympic Games in Rio, the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt—a six-foot-five Jamaican with six gold medals and the sinewy stride of a gazelle—will try to beat his own world record of 9.58 seconds in the 100-meter dash. If he does, some scientists believe he may close the record books for good. Whereas myriad training techniques and technologies continue to push the boundaries of athletics, and although strength, speed and other physical traits have steadily improved since humans began cataloguing such...
  • Should Caster Semanya be allowed to compete as a woman? Tipped for 800m gold, she has no ovaries...

    08/18/2016 10:13:26 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/14/16 | Guy Walters
    Caster Semenya, 25, a South African runner, is tipped to win the 800m But the athlete has ignited a debate about gender at the Olympic Games Semenya has testosterone levels three times the normal level in women She has no womb or ovaries but rather internal testes due to abnormality Of all the stars at Rio, few are as hotly tipped for resounding victory as 800m runner Caster Semenya. Fewer still can match her for controversy. There are those who say she should not be allowed to compete in the Olympics women’s 800m, which she is almost certain to win....
  • (NJ) Union Catholic goes wild watching Sydney McLaughlin advance at the Olympics (VIDEO)

    08/18/2016 7:44:41 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies ^ | August 16, 2016 | Jim Lambert
    After seeing teen star Sydney McLaughlin place 5th in her heat in the opening round of the women's 400-meter hurdles at the Olympic Games, many of the close to 1,000 people that jammed themselves into Union Catholic's gym to watch the race began to head for the exits.  For some, the heat inside the gym was beginning to take its toll, but many others left feeling that the 17 year-old McLaughlin, a rising senior at Union Catholic, had probably come up short in her attempt to advance to the semifinal round at Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But not brothers...
  • Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper gets 18 years in federal prison

    08/18/2016 12:12:26 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/18/2016 | Janet McConnaughey
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Former NFL star Darren Sharper has been sentenced to 18 years and four months in prison in a case where he was accused of drugging and raping as many as 16 women in four states.U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced Sharper on Thursday, telling him she couldn't understand how he did what he did, since he was college educated and obviously had grown up "in one of the most loving households." "We can never ignore the damage you inflicted on those women and society at large," she said.Sharper had pleaded guilty in federal court in...
  • Gymnastics Champ Always Keeps Mom’s Rosary Close

    08/18/2016 12:02:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | August 15, 2016 CONTRIBUTOR
    U.S. Olympic gymnast and gold medalist Simone Biles says when she travels, she sometimes takes with her a statue of St. Sebastian, the patron saint of athletes, and she also carries a rosary her mother gave her. \ Biles, who won gold in the women’s gymnastics all-around competition Aug. 11, an individual gold in the vault Aug. 14, and who helped lead the U.S. women to a team gold Aug. 9, with two other events still to go, made those comments to Us Weekly. “My mom, Nellie, got me a rosary at church. I don’t use it to pray before...
  • How Ryan Lochte turned a drunken, frat-boy night into an international mess

    08/18/2016 11:50:34 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 53 replies
    Yahoo!!!!! ^ | 1 hour 37 minutes | Dan Wetzel
    How Ryan Lochte turned a drunken, frat-boy night into an international mess Yeah, it’s come to this: The story of the Olympics, a likely fake claim of robbery at the end of a drunken night of debauchery turned into global story courtesy of a publicity-mad swimmer-turned-reality-TV-star who, unlike his three buddies – teammates Jimmy Feigen, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz – is home safe in the United States. This is likely bad news for Ryan Lochte, who appears to have found his three compatriots throwing him under the bus to authorities. At least two of the swimmers are at the...
  • Two Olympic swimmers CONFESS Lochte armed robbery story WAS made up as Brazil cops release [tr]

    08/18/2016 10:52:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2016 | Ruth Styles, Matt Roper, Ben Ashford, Chris Spargo
    US swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz have told police that they fabricated claims that they and their Olympic teammate Ryan Lochte were robbed at a gas station on Sunday. The sudden admission came as video was released in which the men can be seen running to and from the bathroom, spending over 10 minutes at the gas station a little after 6am in the morning. Sources have confirmed to that Lochte and the group destroyed a gas station door and refused to pay for the damage until a security guard demanded they hand over money.
  • TV presenter Charlie Webster in coma with malaria in Rio

    08/18/2016 7:58:45 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 58 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 Aug 2016
    A television sports presenter is in a coma with malaria in a Rio hospital following a 3,000-mile charity cycle ride. She was admitted to hospital the day after the Olympics opening ceremony after her condition deteriorated. A statement on her Twitter feed two days later said her condition had "since been diagnosed as a severe complication caused by a bacterial infection".
  • Ryan Lochte 'robbery' was actually what happened when he and fellow swimmers DESTROYED a gas [tr]

    08/18/2016 7:34:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 126 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2016 | Ruth Styles, Matt Roper, Ben Ashford, and Chris Spargo
    Brazilian police say Ryan Lochte and three other swimmers who claimed they were robbed had in fact destroyed a gas station toilet and refused to pay for the damage until a security guard waved a gun at them, can disclose. A source with knowledge of the investigation said the four handed over money after the guard at the gas station insisted they pay. The version of events emerged as police in Rio prepared to quiz the taxi driver who picked up the four after they left a nightclub and resume questioning the three swimmers still in Brazil.
  • Team GB athlete ROBBED at gunpoint in Rio as officials warn they could impose an [tr]

    08/18/2016 5:31:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2016 | Martin Robinson and Chris Irvine
    A Team GB athlete has been robbed at gunpoint in Rio while on a night out and officials could impose an outright ban on partying in the city 'after dark', it was revealed today. The incident, which happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning, has led to a warning that it is 'not worth the risk' to leave the athletes village, or wander around in their Team GB branded kit. The athlete, who has not yet been named, is believed to be in shock but was uninjured after being robbed by the gunman.
  • Americans Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali, Kristi Castlin sweep medals in 100 hurdles

    08/18/2016 5:12:38 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/17/2016 | Barry Svrluga
    RIO DE JANEIRO — They couldn’t know the result immediately, not in a race decided by a fraction of a drum beat, so the three Americans stood near each other, waiting. There was some measure of celebration and certainty only for Brianna Rollins. Yet even she stared up at the giant scoreboard above one end of Olympic Stadium, wondering.“I knew that I got the gold,” Rollins said. “But I just wanted to make sure that my other teammates medaled as well.”It took Rollins just 12.48 seconds to cross the finish line in the women’s 100-meter hurdles Wednesday night. The next...
  • US swimmer Ryan Lochte to have his 'passport seized by Brazilian authorities' over false claims [tr]

    08/17/2016 6:54:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | August 17, 2016 | Andrew Gilpin
    And order has been made to seize American swimmer Ryan Lochte's passport by Brazilian authorities after claims he 'lied about being robbed.' Earlier police had further questions for the swimmer - a 12-time Olympic medallist - about the supposed robbery and found 'little evidence' that it had taken place. Lochte claims that he and three of his team-mates were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi, but police say the swimmers were unable to provide key details in police interviews. Lochte’s attorney, Jeff Ostrow, said there was no question the robbery happened and that the swimmer had 24-hour security hired after...
  • Reliving 1976 Decathlon Win With Caitlyn Jenner

    08/16/2016 11:34:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | Chris Connelly
    For Caitlyn Jenner, there are places to be and people to speak with. There are camera crews and magazine covers, finely crafted documentaries and the raw urgency of reality TV. There are ex-spouses with stories to share and 10 children, many of them living their own lives, out loud and then some. There are more transgender women getting to tell their stories about their life journeys. And yet, almost a year-and-a-half since going public with her gender transition, Jenner says her life is much less complicated than it has ever been. "I don't have any more lies," she told ESPN....
  • Shaunae Miller dives to beat Allyson Felix in Olympics 400m final

    08/16/2016 8:56:45 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/15/16 | James Masters
    Shaunae Miller dived across the finish line to deny Allyson Felix a fifth Olympic gold Monday, in a thrilling women's 400-meter final at Rio 2016. Bahamas-born Miller led going into the final straight and plunged over the line to beat Felix, the world champion, into second place, ahead of Jamaica's Shericka Jackson in third.
  • Usain Bolt stopped the interview to hear the U.S. anthem

    08/16/2016 7:36:26 PM PDT · by Pelham · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | Aug 29, 2012 | N/A
    a golden oldie of Usain Bolt from 2012
  • Defending Olympic gold medalist diver finishes last in semifinal after magnificent belly flop

    08/16/2016 2:35:18 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 34 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 8/16/2016
    Four years ago, Russia's Ilya Zakharov won gold in the men's 3m springboard. He looked fantastic back then. Fast-forward to 2016, with Zakharov competing in the semifinal for the same event. This time, everything fell apart for him. His knees buckled mid-air, causing him to belly flop into the water. He scored zero points, which put a dent into his total score -- 555.90 back in 2012, but 345.60 in Rio -- and placed him in last place. The fact that he even made it to the semis is pretty noteworthy; during the preliminary round, Zakharov hit the board on...
  • Bucks hire Michelle Obama’s brother for player-mentoring role

    08/16/2016 11:53:22 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/15/2016 | Scott Allen
    Two years after being fired as the men’s basketball coach at Oregon State, Craig Robinson — Michelle Obama’s brother — has scored his first NBA gig with a division rival of his Bulls-loving brother-in-law.The Milwaukee Bucks announced Monday that Robinson, who was working as a basketball analyst for ESPN, will serve in a mentoring role as the team’s VP of player and organizational development. According to a team release, Robinson’s responsibilities will include overseeing “the development and implementation of programs that support the professional and personal growth of players through education, mentorship, business and community efforts.”
  • Roger Goodell and the NFL is trying to ruin the careers of four more players

    08/16/2016 9:03:32 AM PDT · by detective · 86 replies
    SB Nation ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Rich Hill
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is taking the power granted to him under article 46 of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and shoving it down the players’ throats. Goodell ruined the career of Saints DT Anthony Hargrove because the NFL failed to admit that they were wrong during BountyGate. Patriots QB Tom Brady will serve a four-game suspension this season because Goodell had to save face with the owners after spending millions on a tainted investigation. Now Goodell is trying to suspend the players named in the Al Jazeera America documentary on steroid use for an indefinite period of time.
  • Rio Olympics 2016: Who Can Win India a Medal Now?

    08/15/2016 10:25:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Indian Express ^ | August 16, 2016
    With only six days remaining in the Rio Olympic Games, India's chances of winning a medal look bleak.For the last 10 days, India has waited for its first medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics but its athletes have failed to finish on the podium. Many have come agonisingly close to winning one and many have had shock exits from early stages. With each passing day, the news is become more depressing. India now has only six day left to win that elusive medal from these Games, otherwise, for the first time since 1992, it will return medal-less. The high of...
  • (NJ, Catholic) High schooler Sydney McLaughlin makes her Olympic debut

    08/15/2016 8:10:28 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    NBC Olympics ^ | 08.15.16
    High schooler Sydney McLaughlin makes her Olympic debut Sydney McLaughlin, who just celebrated her 17th birthday eight days ago, made her Olympic debut, finishing fifth in her heat of the 400m hurdles. McLaughlin made it through to the semifinals on time.
  • Olympic Dive to Win the 400

    08/15/2016 7:14:24 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 26 replies
    8/15/16 | Originalbuckeye
    I know we haven't much discussed the Olympic races. But I wanted to say that someone diving over the finish line in a track race doesn't seem like it should be a winning play. Shouldn't it be the required that you end the race, standing??
  • Overcoming Near-Death on a 3,000-Foot Cliff Face

    08/15/2016 6:49:43 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 65 replies
    ReALcLEARlIFE ^ | 15 Aug, 2016
    Canada’s Baffin Island is home to the highest concentration of unclimbed cliff faces on Earth. Naturally, the remote island has become a mecca for elite mountain climbers, known as alpinists. The pilgrimage is often made from Yosemite National Park in the United States, since the two attract a similar cadre of adventurers looking for a challenge. From the Yosemite mountaineering community, alpinists Cheyne Lempe and Dave Allfrey made one particular mountain the target of their climbing crosshairs: the Great Pillar. Even for a pair who are part of a young generation rising through the ranks quickly, a climb like the...
  • Olympic Swimming Star Michael Phelps Says Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life Saved Him From Suicide

    08/14/2016 8:12:48 PM PDT · by iHikeinGodsCreation · 40 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 5, 2016 4:30 AM | STOYAN ZAIMOV American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, revealed that he suffered a crisis of identity two years ago, which led him to consider ending his life, but it was Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren's book The Purpose Driven Life that gave him hope. ESPN reported that Phelps was "struggling to figure out who he was outside the pool" in 2014, which led him to heavy drinking and wondering whether his life was worth living. "I thought the world would just be better off without me," Phelps admitted. "I figured that was the best thing to...
  • 41-Year-Old Uzbek Gymnast Attempts The ‘Vault of Death’ To Try & Beat Simone Biles

    08/14/2016 5:29:01 PM PDT · by drewh · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 14 at 3:06 PM | Roman Stubbs
    Forty-one-year-old Uzbekistan gymnast Oksana Chusovitina was already something of a sensation before she competed in the women’s vault competition. She had made history by merely qualifying for her seventh Olympic Games in Rio, becoming the oldest athlete ever to compete in women’s gymnastics. But she didn’t stop there on Sunday. In an attempt to upstage her competition, and perhaps make a run at United States sensation Simone Biles — who is just two years older than Chusovitina’s 17-year-old son — Chusovitina attempted the Produnova, which many have deemed “the vault of death.” “The vault is very dangerous,” she told the...