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  • Formula 1 comes to America! - Red Bull Racing takes first lap in Texas

    02/18/2012 6:30:21 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | Sept. 21, 2011 | Red Bull Racing
    Saddle up as the Red Bull Racing team and the F1 showcar gets chased by cowboys on the ranch and goes off-road onto the under-construction Circuit of the Americas track. The F1 Circuit of the Americas takes place in Austin, Texas on November 18, 2012.
  • Animal rights group says drone shot down

    02/18/2012 3:35:27 PM PST · by Makana · 36 replies
    The Times and Democrat ^ | February 14, 2012 | T&D Staff Report
    A remote-controlled aircraft owned by an animal rights group was reportedly shot down near Broxton Bridge Plantation Sunday near Ehrhardt, S.C. Steve Hindi, president of SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness), said his group was preparing to launch its Mikrokopter drone to video what he called a live pigeon shoot on Sunday when law enforcement officers and an attorney claiming to represent the privately-owned plantation near Ehrhardt tried to stop the aircraft from flying. "It didn't work; what SHARK was doing was perfectly legal," Hindi said in a news release. "Once they knew nothing was going to stop us, the...
  • Animal rights group says drone shot down

    02/18/2012 3:35:23 PM PST · by Makana · 5 replies
    The Times and Democrat ^ | February 14, 2012 | T&D Staff Report
    A remote-controlled aircraft owned by an animal rights group was reportedly shot down near Broxton Bridge Plantation Sunday near Ehrhardt, S.C. Steve Hindi, president of SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness), said his group was preparing to launch its Mikrokopter drone to video what he called a live pigeon shoot on Sunday when law enforcement officers and an attorney claiming to represent the privately-owned plantation near Ehrhardt tried to stop the aircraft from flying. "It didn't work; what SHARK was doing was perfectly legal," Hindi said in a news release. "Once they knew nothing was going to stop us, the...
  • Renovations, parking lots and TV deals are key to Dodgers bidding

    02/18/2012 11:58:39 AM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 17, 2012 | Bill Shaikin
    As the remaining 11 bidders revise their offers for the Dodgers, issues such as stadium renovations, control of the parking lots and TV rights will be major factors in the eventual sale price.
  • Gary Carter, RIP: Sense, and Unsense

    02/18/2012 12:08:50 AM PST · by BluesDuke · 6 replies
    Throneberry Fields Forever ^ | 17 February 2012 | Yours Truly
    We didn’t expect, we merely hoped, that one way or the other Gary Carter would conquer the enemy that finally took him down Thursday. Knowing Carter, perhaps one of the better things we can think of his death at 57 is that at least he was granted that one final Valentine’s Day, to spend with the wife he loved proudly over thirty-seven years of marriage. Until a massive attack of glioblastoma multiforme that was diagnosed almost a year ago, Carter was living proof that living well is the sweetest revenge. The exuberant young man who was considered poison because he...
  • Sports Images Of The Century

    At the end of 1999 ESPN ran this breathtaking montage of some of histories' most famous sports happenings and personalities. There are few things better in life than sports highlights set to music, and this is the best of the bunch. This video is basically 7 minutes of chills. Memories of events you may witnessed, clips of events you only heard people mention.
  • She just couldn't resist... Now Sarah Palin declares 'I've got some Linsanity'

    02/17/2012 2:05:40 PM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 17, 2012 | Meghan Keneally
    Jeremy Lin proves to have cross-party appeal as former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin flaunted her jersey supporting the famous pointguard. The Tea Party darling's shout out comes the day after President Obama's press secretary said that the commander-in-chief is also a fan. 'I've got some Linsanity!' Palin said as she was leaving a Manhattan hotel Thursday.
  • Serby's Q&A with ... Jeremy Lin (Freeper ladies:Eligible Bachelor)

    02/17/2012 1:27:51 PM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 17, 2012 | Steve Serby
    Q: Thats a terrible thing when you lose your joy, isnt it? A: Absolutely. I think now that I remind myself Im playing for God. It frees me of all the other pressures that I was dealing with. ................................................... Q: Do you have a girlfriend? A: No. Q: Describe your ideal mate. A: First she would really love God and be a faithful Christian, and then after that, I think, a desire to serve other people, to help with the underprivileged, do a lot of social work . . . great personality and easy to be around. Someone thats definitely...
  • Red Sox Wakefield retires after 19 years

    02/17/2012 1:10:54 PM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    AP ^ | February 17, 2012 | Staff
    Tim Wakefield is retiring after pitching the last 17 seasons for the Boston Red Sox. The 45-year-old knuckleballer planned to make the announcement at the teams spring training facility at a news conference Friday evening.
  • Jeremy Lin: The $170 Million Man (The one man economic recovery even Bernanke couldn't dream up)

    02/17/2012 12:20:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes ^ | 02/17/2012
    New York Knick point guard Jeremy Lin is a one-man economic recovery that even Ben Bernanke couldnt dream up in his Federal Reserve meetings. Lin-sanity has taken the country by storm and as a result created a spending frenzy thats benefiting a broad range of companies, tax rolls and even the stock market. Lins salary this season is a modest (by NBA standards) $800,000, but by some calculations, hes turned into the $170 million man. The most tangible impact has been on the market cap of Madison Square Garden (MSG), whose stock has jumped 7% to close Thursday at $31.87...
  • Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 4 ~ Feb. 17, 2012 ~ Spring Projects

    02/17/2012 9:33:34 AM PST · by ImProudToBeAnAmerican · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 4 ~ Feb. 17, 2012 ~ Spring Projects Launching ~ Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 1 ~ Jan. 27, 2012 Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 2 ~ Feb 3, 2012 ~ Off Season Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 3 ~ Feb. 10, 2012 ~ Boat TransportationLast weeks thread had 23 posts, including boat transportation sources and recommendations. With Spring in the air and the boating season around the corner, what is everyone doing to prepare? This week I have been busy helping clients either prep their boats to sell or get...
  • Jeremy Lin's Favorite Christian Rapper: Lecrae Moore Blends Hip Hop with Faith

    02/16/2012 2:42:17 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies · 1+ views
    During a routine practice with the New York Knicks, Jeremy Lin took a minute to talk to a reporter from Fuse TV about his favorite music. Lin, who makes no efforts to hide his religion, named the popular Christian rapper, Lecrae Moore. Lecrae, whose six studio album, "Rehab: The Overdose," was the highest charting Christian Hip Hop album ever on iTunes and debuted at #15 on the Billboard 200, is already a celebrity within the world of gospel-rap and will perform alongside Hip Hop supergroup, The Wu-Tang Clan at the "Paid Dues Festival" this April. ...A talented rapper from an...
  • Danica Patrick in spotlight at Daytona (Bud Shoot-out Sat. Nite, Duals Thu./500 next Sunday)

    02/16/2012 2:29:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 2/16/12 | Jenna Fryer - AP
    Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP) -- The buildup for Danica Patrick's first Daytona 500 began in earnest at Thursday's annual media day, where auto racing's sweetheart was saddled with a full schedule of commitments. Patrick was shuffled from interview to interview, answering questions and shooting promotions for her first full season in NASCAR. She couldn't even find solitude in the bathroom:
  • After $154M, Allen Iverson may be broke (One Time NBA Scoring Champ Can't Pay his Bills)

    02/16/2012 8:21:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies · 2+ views
    CBS News ^ | 02/16/2012 | Joshua Norman
    At one time, there was no more famous nor more sought-after basketball player than Allen Iverson. Dubbed "The Answer" to a Michael Jordan-less NBA, Iverson scored numerous record-setting deals and endorsements. In NBA salary alone, he earned about $154 million, according to basketball-reference.com. Now, a judge in Georgia has ordered Iverson to pay the $860,000 he apparently owes a jeweler, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The problem is, he didn't have the cash to pay the jeweler, so the judge has ordered his bank accounts commandeered and his earnings garnished. Rumors about Iverson's insolvency began as far back as 2010, when...
  • Ron Jaworski removed from Monday Night Football

    02/16/2012 7:54:06 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 31 replies
    Shutdown Corner (blog) ^ | 2/16/12 | Chris Chase
    Ron Jaworski is out at "Monday Night Football." ESPN announced Wednesday that the analyst would be removed from the network's signature broadcast beginning in August. Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden will operate as a two-man booth. Jaworski will remain at the network and appear on various programs, including "Countdown" and "Matchup." < -- SNIP -- > This paragraph, from a December article in The New Yorker about Gruden, was a perfect microcosm of Jaws' time in the booth: When it was Jaworski's turn, he issued a stern proclamation. "Call me crazy, but I'm really excited for Tyler Palko tonight," he...
  • Josh Hamilton talks 'makeover'

    02/16/2012 4:48:17 AM PST · by italyconservative · 2 replies · 1+ views
    ESPN ^ | February 15, 2012 | Richard Durrett
    Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton said Wednesday that he's committed to figuring out why he had another alcohol relapse and is undergoing what he called a "Josh Hamilton makeover." Hamilton appeared on "Glenn Beck" on GBTV.com with guest host Dr. James Robison, Hamilton's pastor with LIFE Outreach, a Christian ministry based in Euless, Texas. The slugger, who told Robison he's going to "one-on-one" counseling sessions, said when he had his last relapse, in January 2009 in Tempe, Ariz., that he thought things would be fine and that he'd get on with his life. *snip* On Wednesday, in his first one-on-one...
  • 5 (pro)lacrosse players charged after fracas at Bloomington T.G.I. Friday's

    02/15/2012 8:25:39 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 18 replies
    Five members of a professional lacrosse team from New York state were arrested following an outburst with other patrons at a Bloomington restaurant that involved food, bottles and silverware being thrown, authorities said Wednesday. The melee erupted shortly before 1 a.m. Monday at the T.G.I. Friday's across from the Mall of America and involved 20 to 30 people inside and then "spilling to the outside," Deputy Police Chief Rick Hart said. "It started with someone tossing a menu," Hart said. "One of the groups didn't like it." Before long, glasses, bottles, food and silverware were flying through the air, Hart...
  • Tony Gwynn says he feels 'good'

    02/15/2012 7:03:47 PM PST · by ColdOne · 4 replies
    espn.go.com ^ | 2/15/12 | Tom Friend
    SAN DIEGO -- Tony Gwynn is already talking after five doctors spent 14 hours removing a malignant tumor from inside the Hall of Famer's right cheek on Tuesday. According to Gwynn's wife, Alicia, the doctors performed a complex nerve-graft procedure, removing Gwynn's facial nerve and replacing it with a nerve from Gwynn's shoulder. Alicia Gwynn said her husband came out of surgery at 1 a.m. PT Wednesday, and that doctors told her they had entirely removed the cancerous growth from his parotid gland. At 8:30 a.m., Tony Gwynn was already talking, drinking water and laughing. That was not the case...
  • Linsanity Heads East, Linfects China and Taiwan

    02/15/2012 1:53:05 PM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Time ^ | February 15, 2012 | Bruce Arthur
    America cant get enough of Jeremy Lin nor can anyone else. Less than a week after leading the Knicks to a five-game winning streak, Taiwanese-American point guard is the most searched item on Baidu, a leading Chinese search engine, and he already has a quarter million followers on Weibo, a Twitter-like microblog. Everybody, it seems, is talking about the Harvard-educated wunderkind. In Asia at least, most comments seem pleased to see a high-profile Chinese-American in sports. Wang Lee-hom, a Taiwanese-American celebrity with over 13 million followers on Weibo, tweeted in Chinese Tuesday: Perhaps you all guessed what todays Weibo...
  • Off with her head! Ill-timed advert shows already under-fire Gisele as Marie Antoinette

    02/15/2012 10:56:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 15, 2012 | Lauren Paxman
    Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bunchen did not do herself any favours following the Super Bowl by criticising her husband's team mates. So a new advert showing her as an out-of-touch Marie Antoinette seems particularly ill-timed. In the TV spot, for Sky in Brazil, Gisele poses as the former French queen whose palace is under siege.