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  • Stanley Cup Survey:Which Two Teams Would Make For The Most Violent Series? Bruins VS Philly?

    04/19/2012 4:38:45 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 22 replies
    The Penguins/Phlyers series has proven to be a very hard hitting/penalty ridden series so far. Question, does the winner of this series go up againt the Boston/Washington series? What two teams overall would make for another Boston/Vancouver playoff? (the unforgettable 2011 Stanley Cup Series). Boston VS Philly would defintely be an intense&hard hitting series,most likely to go at least six games. But what happened to Philly last night? They were whiplashed!
  • Hawks' Quenneville fined $10,000 for remarks

    04/19/2012 3:25:52 PM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5:01 p.m. CDT, April 19, 2012 | Chris Kuc
    Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville paid the price Thursday for criticizing officials after Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinals. After the officials failed to call a penalty on the Coyotes' Raffi Torres following the winger's hit on the Hawks' Marian Hossa that sent Hossa to the hospital during the first period Tuesday night, Quenneville said: "I saw exactly what happened, it was right in front of me and all four (officials) missed it, The refereeing tonight was a disgrace." The NHL lowered the boom on Quenneville, fining the coach $10,000 "for public comments critical of the officiating." A day...
  • Enormous great white shark hauled up by Sea of Cortez fishermen

    04/18/2012 12:37:33 PM PDT · by Theoria · 11 replies ^ | 17 April 2012 | Pete Thomas
    Two commercial fishermen in Mexico received the surprise of a lifetime Sunday when they hauled up a great white shark measuring nearly 20 feet and weighing about 2,000 pounds, according to local news reports. The rare catch of such a large white shark -- at 20 feet it'd be among the longest ever recorded -- was made in Mexico's Sea of Cortez near Guaymas, by fishermen who thought they had merely scored a large haul of much smaller fish as they hoisted up their net."We were amazed and immediately realized that we had a huge, dead, great white shark, and...
  • Pat Summitt steps down

    04/18/2012 11:14:10 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 9 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | April 18, 2012 | Dan Fleser
    After a storied 38-year career, Pat Summitt is stepping down as head coach of the Tennessee women’s basketball team to become a coach emeritus with the program. Lady Vols associate head coach Holly Warlick will be named the new head coach. Summitt said that she met with Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart and Warlick on Wednesday morning to finalize the transition. She said that the decision was hers and she’s comfortable with it.
  • Incredible Motorbike final lap

    Possibly the best Moto race finish ever! Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo battle it out in Catalunya
  • Vonn Pays off $1.7 Million in Back Taxes (Olympic Skier

    04/17/2012 7:11:02 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn announced through her Facebook page that she has paid the more than $1.7 million she owed in back taxes. According to public records obtained through the Elko County recorder's office in Nevada, the IRS hit the reigning overall World Cup champion and her estranged husband with a tax lien earlier this month.
  • Fumble leaves Alabama with a shattered BCS trophy

    04/16/2012 6:05:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 36 replies
    The crystal football Alabama won for beating LSU in the BCS championship game in January was shattered on A-Day when it was accidentally knocked off a display by the father of a current player.
  • 'Hunger Games' Success Sparks Interest in Archery

    04/16/2012 11:00:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Chicago - Everyone expected the "Hunger Games" would rule the box office. But one unexpected side effect of the hit movie and book series is that archery is now hotter than ever. Archery clubs and ranges across the country are seeing a huge boost in interest right now.
  • Dodgers turn first 2-5-6-3 triple play in history but Padres cry foul over umpire’s actions

    04/16/2012 8:54:25 AM PDT · by rawhide · 38 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 4-15-12 | Kevin Kaduk
    Before Sunday, it had been 130 years since anyone turned a similar type of bizarre triple play that the Los Angeles Dodgers turned against the San Diego Padres in the ninth inning of a 5-4 win. But with the logistics involved and the help from the home plate umpire that the Dodgers received, it'll probably take another 130 years for anyone to do it again. For those keeping score at home, that's a 2-5-6-3 triple play that went around all four bases, the first 2-5-6-3 triple play that featured a putout at third, second and first.
  • Emotions boil over in Game 3 for Pens, Flyers

    04/16/2012 8:11:01 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 15 replies ^ | Sunday, 04.15.2012 / 6:27 PM | By Adam Kimelman - Deputy Managing Editor
    PHILADELPHIA -- Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby summed up the feelings between his team and the Philadelphia Flyers pretty succinctly after Game 3 of the teams' Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series. "I don't like any guy on their team there," he said. The feeling appears to be mutual, as Sunday's game featured three fights, three game misconducts, four 10-minute misconducts and a match penalty among the 38 penalties totaling 158 minutes. When it was finished, the Flyers had a 8-4 victory and a three-games-to-none stranglehold in the series, which continues Wednesday night. The physical play started early. Just 2:39 into the...
  • Jackie Robinson's Debut Changed the Game -- and the Nation

    04/14/2012 10:56:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Sport Illustrated ^ | Friday April 13, 2012 | Richard Rothschild
    Sixty-five years ago Sunday Jackie Robinson changed the course of history in his fourth-best sport. After all, Robinson, UCLA's first four-sport letterman, was an NCAA long jump champion in track and field, led the nation in punt return average in football and played for the Bruins' basketball team but he batted only .097 during his one full season with the UCLA baseball squad. Yet for Robinson to have achieved his lasting legacy as a sports icon and racial pioneer, his success on the professional level had to come in baseball. Because in the late 1940s there was baseball and there...
  • Bobby Petrino Nude Photos: Former Coach Reportedly Sent Jessica Dorrell Naked Pictures

    04/13/2012 5:58:02 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 51 replies
    t doesn't seem things can get any worse for Bobby Petrino, but reports say the most shocking details of the University of Arkansas football coach's scandal are still to come. Last week, it was revealed that he was cheating on his wife with an Arkansas employee. A few days later, he was fired as the Razorbacks' head football coach
  • NFL Team's 'Marriage Test' For Free Agents

    04/13/2012 12:49:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Post Game ^ | Friday, April 13, 2012 | Ben Maller
    One NFL team really believes the saying that behind every successful man is a great woman. The Jacksonville Jaguars have decided to employ a new strategy when it comes to evaluating free agents. Forget the bad boys. Above all else they want players with outstanding wives. Executives in the Jaguars' front office believe good football players have happy and healthy marriages. Shahid Khan, the Jaguars' brand new owner, took the concept he'd used to make his riches in the auto-parts business. Khan said he attempts to meet all of the spouses of his employees, even going as far as to...
  • 2012 FORMULA 1 CHINESE GRAND PRIX - Live Thread

    04/12/2012 4:12:38 PM PDT · by Chode · 16 replies
    Chode ^ | 4/12/2012 | Chode
    CHINESE GRAND PRIX Venue: Shanghai International Circuit Date: Sunday 15 April, 0800 BST Lap length: 3.387 miles Race laps: 56 2010 winner: Jenson Button (McLaren) First grand prix: 2004Lap Record:1:32.238 - M Schumacher (2004) Fri Cloudy 16c Sat Partly Sunny 18c Sun Cloudy 18c
  • Eight-Year-Old Balls With UNC Squad (video)(You'll smile)

    04/12/2012 11:10:44 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Ask any resident of North Carolina draped in baby blue if they would like a chance to play hoops with their beloved Tar Heels, and almost all of them would put it on their bucket list. Many Carolinians got that wish yesterday as members of the Elite 8 squad played pick-up games with students and fans at the campus' Cobb Court. While a few had moments of glory, and most were thoroughly dominated, one little man stole the show. Meet Addis Cone, eight-years-old, of Morris Grove Elementary
  • Mike Tyson on Zimmerman: ‘It’s a disgrace he hasn’t been shot yet’

    04/11/2012 5:55:32 PM PDT · by emax · 37 replies
    Yahoo News
    As if there werent enough race baiters trying to use this to make people pay attention to them:
  • Arkansas fires Bobby Petrino

    04/11/2012 12:28:18 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11 April 2012 | Staff
    Arkansas fired head coach Bobby Petrino on Tuesday, publicly dressing him down for unfairly hiring his mistress and intentionally misleading his boss about everything from their relationship to her presence at the motorcycle accident that ultimately cost him his job. Athletic director Jeff Long announced his decision at an evening news conference and laid out a stunning laundry list of misdeeds by the man he hired away from the Atlanta Falcons four years ago. He made the decision, a conscious decision, to mislead the public on Tuesday, and in doing so negatively and adversely affected the reputation of the University...
  • New film celebrates air racing after tragic crash (with video clip)

    04/11/2012 11:35:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 11, 2012 | John Blackstone
    The National Transportation and Safety Board Tuesday released an interim report on its investigation into the 2011 air racing crash that killed 11 and injured scores in Reno. Deborah Hersman, NTSB chairman, said, "Our investigation found that this pilot in this airplane had never flown this fast on this course." ... Before the crash, filmmaker Christian Fry had just finished shooting "Air Racers 3-D." He'd been a fan for years. Fry said, "It was one of those events when the minute you walk through the gate, you go, 'Wow, this is something special.' And I just knew that I wanted...
  • Outraged Miami-Dade officials want Marlins to "take decisive steps" on Guillen

    04/09/2012 4:18:48 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel/Chicago Tribune ^ | April 9, 2012 | Joseph Schwerdt
    Several Miami-Dade county officials on Monday denounced Ozzie Guillen's recent comments about Fidel Castro and want the Miami Marlins manager removed from his job. The Chairman of the Miami-Dade Board of Commissioners has called on Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria to urge Guillen to resign. In an open letter sent to the media on Monday, Joe A. Martinez said "there is no alternative that would be satisfactory" after Guillen's "I love Fidel Castro" quote in an upcoming edition of Time Magazine. "To say you respect Fidel Castro, suggests he also respects dictators such as Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega, Adolf Hitler and...
  • Fan returns double-eagle ball

    04/08/2012 7:52:43 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | 4/8/2012 | Gene Wojciechowski
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The golf ball sat at the bottom of the left pocket of Wayne Mitchell's green cargo shorts. "I've got a zip on it," Mitchell said of the zipper pulled tight across the pants leg. He might have considered a safety deposit box. Mitchell owned -- for a few hours, at least -- one of the most famous golf balls in Masters history. He got it Sunday afternoon after Louis Oosthuizen double-eagled the par-5 2nd hole, pulled the Titleist from the cup and, incredibly, underhand-tossed it toward the patrons seated behind the green. It landed in the hands...