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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
    GrindTV.com ^ | 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. http://sports.yahoo.com/video/player/feat/MLB_Highlights/28961982
  • Emotions boil over in Game 3 for Pens, Flyers

    04/16/2012 8:11:01 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 15 replies
    NHL.com ^ | Sunday, 04.15.2012 / 6:27 PM | By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com 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: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/mike-tyson-trayvon-martin-case-disgrace-george-zimmerman-221115400.html
  • 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...
  • Bubba Watson wins the Masters

    04/08/2012 4:45:39 PM PDT · by max americana · 115 replies
    espn ^ | April 8, 2012 | http://espn.go.com/
    ESPN
  • Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) made the first double eagle on the second hole at the Masters

    04/08/2012 12:05:25 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    South Africa Louis Oosthuizen made the first ever double-eagle on #2 at the Masters to take 10-under Par lead on the final day.
  • NHL PLAYOFFS - LIVE THREAD

    04/08/2012 11:16:12 AM PDT · by airborne · 160 replies
    NHL website ^ | 4/8/12
    NHL EASTERN CONFERENCEOttawa Senators(8) vs. New York Rangers(1)Washington Capitals(7) vs. Boston Bruins(2)New Jersey Devils(6) vs. Florida Panthers(3)Philadelphia Flyers(5) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins(4)--------------------------------------NHL WESTERN CONFERENCELos Angeles Kings(8) vs. Vancouver Canucks(1)San Jose Sharks(7) vs. St. Louis Blues(2)Chicago Blackhawks(6) vs. Phoenix Coyotes(3)Detroit Red Wings(5) vs. Nashville Predators(4)
  • Georgetown church gearing up for Easter visit from Tim Tebow

    04/07/2012 11:27:55 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    kvue.com ^ | April 4, 2012 | SHELTON GREEN
    The New York Jets quarterback will speak for 20 minutes during an outdoor worship service that could draw as many as 30,000 people for the Easter Service beginning at 10 a.m. “Obviously it's our Super Bowl," said Joe Champion, pastor at the Celebration Church. "Easter is the resurrection of Christ, which we celebrate in our faith. We feel like it's going to be a testimony to the community. We want it to be a family event." There will be no parking at the Celebration Church site at 1202 Rabbit Hill Drive. Instead, the church is renting 110 buses to pick...
  • ‘CHiPs’ [ Bruce Penhall ]Star’s Son Killed By Alleged Drunk Driver Mourned By His Family

    04/07/2012 7:07:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CBS) ^ | April 6, 2012 10:35 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The parents of Connor M. Penhall, killed allegedly by a drunk driver, released statements Friday to thank supporters and express their grief over losing their 21-year-old son. Penhall was the son of former “CHiPs” actor Bruce Penhall, a World Speedway Champion in 1981 and 82, as well as a legend in motorcycle racing circles. The younger Penhall was killed Wednesday night while working on a closed portion of the 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park. CHP officers said Tatsuhiko Sakamoto, an alleged drunk driver, plowed through barricades and hit Penhall. Sakamoto, 37, was charged with gross vehicular...
  • Rangers Unveil Statue Of Fan Who Died At Game

    04/07/2012 6:48:31 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 22 replies
    CBS 11 - DFW ^ | 4/6/12 | AP
    ARLINGTON (AP) - Nine months after a Texas Rangers fan died after falling over an outfield railing at a game, his 7-year-old son helped unveil a statue Thursday honoring his father and others who love America’s pastime. The life-size bronze statue depicts Shannon Stone and his son, Cooper, wearing baseball caps. They are holding hands and looking at each other as if they’re talking. The inscription reads: In memory of Shannon Stone and dedicated to all fans who love the game. “Today is a celebration of spirit, family and love of the game,” Rangers President Nolan Ryan said. “This bronze...
  • NCAA Div 1 Championship game: Men's Hockey (Ferris St vs Boston College)

    04/07/2012 5:58:53 PM PDT · by max americana · 8 replies
    ESPN 3 ^ | APRIL 7, 2012 | max am
    espn live coverage of the nCAA 1 championship game for men's hockey 2012
  • Alpha, Gemologist Clash in Wood Memorial

    04/07/2012 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Holen1 · 8 replies
    The Bloodhorse ^ | April 5, 2012 2:38 PM | Jason Shandler
    With Union Rags going down in the Florida Derby (gr. I) last weekend, there is room for a new No. 1 on the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) trail. Perhaps it will come from one of the main contenders in the $1 million Resorts World Casino New York City Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Either Withers (gr. III) winner Alpha or the undefeated Gemologist could lay claim to the top spot if they were to impressively win on Saturday, and those two will lead a field of eight in the 1 1/8-mile race....
  • The Boat Race between Cambridge and Oxford will begin at 9:15.

    04/07/2012 5:52:46 AM PDT · by seton89 · 14 replies
    The Boat Race between Cambridge and Oxford will begin at 9:15.
  • Player cheats, refs miss it. Hockey player's ridiculously sneaky move (video)

    04/06/2012 8:35:25 PM PDT · by rawhide · 25 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | 4-5-12 | By Harrison Mooney | Puck Daddy
    The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings may have clinched a playoff spot well before Thursday's game ended, but they certainly didn't play like it. It was a hard-fought battle right to the final horn and then some, with the Sharks narrowly edging their divisional rivals 6-5 in a shootout. But don't let the high score fool you into thinking there weren't any big defensive plays. Why, Ryane Clowe's pokecheck on Jarrett Stoll with 3 minutes to go in the 3rd period stands out, and not just because it broke up a very threatening-looking 3-on-2 rush and potentially saved...
  • Ozzie Guillen: "I Get Drunk" After Every Game

    04/06/2012 6:53:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Friday, Apr 6, 2012 | David Hill
    Marlins manager stays out of trouble by tethering himself to the hotel bar on road tripsMiami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen has a very particular postgame routine on road trips, one that he detailed to CBS Sports on Thursday. Simply put, he drinks – a lot. "I go to the hotel bar, get drunk, sleep," Guillen said. "I don't do anything else." Win or lose, Ozzie will booze. "I get drunk because I'm happy we win or I get drunk because I'm very sad and disturbed because we lose," he added. "Same routine, it never changes. It's been the same routine...
  • Age-defying Couples seizes share of Masters lead

    04/06/2012 2:32:23 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    yahoo ^ | 4/6/2012 | Jim Slater AFP
    Fred Couples, bidding to become the oldest champion in major golf history at age 52, fired a five-under par 67 on Friday to share the clubhouse lead during the second round of the 76th Masters. But World No. 2 Rory McIlroy and two stars without a major title, Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood, were only one stroke off the pace and among a host of challengers as the final groups made their way around Augusta National.Couples, who won his only major title 20 years ago at the Masters, stood atop the leaderboard alongside fellow American Jason Dufner, last year's PGA...
  • Dad of targeted 49er: Coach's order borders on "criminal act"

    04/06/2012 7:16:28 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    cbs ^ | 4/6/2012 | Kyle Williams
    The audio is explicit and explosive. Former Saints defensive coordinator and alleged bounty program mastermind Gregg Williams can be heard imploring his players to injure certain 49er players before an NFC playoff game in January. Among the targets: Frank Gore's head, Vernon Davis's ankle and Michael Crabtree's already-damaged knee ligament. But perhaps the most shocking snippet is when the coach urges defenders "to (expletive) put a lick" on receiver Kyle Williams, a player who was recovering from an earlier concussion. Kyle Williams' father, White Sox general manager Kenny Williams, said his son "has definite feelings on the subject but has...
  • Obama, Romney agree: Admit women to Augusta golf club

    04/06/2012 3:05:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 5, 2012 | Matt Spetalnick - Reuters
    WASHINGTON, April 5 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama believes women should be allowed to join the all-male Augusta National Golf Club, the White House said on Thursday, adding pressure on the exclusive 80-year-old organization to drop its restrictive policy. "His personal opinion is that women should be admitted," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters, saying he had spoken to Obama about the issue, as the prestigious Masters tournament got under way in Augusta, Georgia. In a rare moment of agreement with Obama, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney, the Democratic president's likely opponent in the Nov. 6 election, said if it...
  • Memo warns teams on score leaks (NFL - Wonderlic scores)

    04/05/2012 1:34:05 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 19 replies
    ESPN ^ | 4/5/2012 | ESPN
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a memo to all 32 teams threatening "significant discipline" to anyone caught leaking confidential information gathered on draft prospects to the public. The Associated Press obtained the memo, which was sent on Wednesday night after reports that LSU defensive back Morris Claiborne allegedly scored poorly on the Wonderlic test. The exam is used by NFL teams to try to gauge a prospect's intelligence, problem-solving ability and cognitive skills. Claiborne scored a 4 out of 50 on the test administered at the NFL scouting combine in February, sources confirmed to ESPN. = = = =...
  • Baseball rule question (please don't kill me!)

    04/05/2012 1:25:54 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 88 replies
    Self | 4/5/'12 | Zionist Conspirator
    I know the rules of baseball can be arcane and--dare I say it?--Talmudic. But I saw something in today's Braves/Mets opener that I simply don't understand. I've done a web search but come up blank. It's the bottom of the second. Ike Davis is at bat for the Mets; first base is open. He has two strikes on him. He swings and misses at the third strike, but it barely touches the ground before being caught. Now as I understand it, this entitled him to run for first base. But he didn't. Instead he informed the umpire that the ball...
  • Avezzano Passes

    04/05/2012 11:49:38 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 7 replies
    Dallas Cowboys ^ | April 5, 2012 | Staff
    Long-time former Cowboys special teams coach Joe Avezzano has died at age 68, reportedly of a heart attack while in Italy.
  • Ryan Seacrest to join NBC's Olympics coverage

    04/05/2012 8:27:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 4, 2012 | Patrick Kevin Day
    Ryan Seacrest's much-hyped big NBC announcement finally arrived on Wednesday morning, but those expecting a major changing of the guard in morning TV were disappointed. Instead, Seacrest added yet another job to his stuffed resume, announcing that he's joining NBC's prime-time coverage of the Olympics in London this summer.
  • Fight on State...In wake of scandal, power struggle spread from Penn State campus to state capital

    04/04/2012 5:45:17 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    ESPN The Magazine ^ | 4-4-12 | Don Van Natta Jr.
    The untold story, though, is about bare-knuckle Pennsylvania politics, old grudges and perceived slights. It involves a stagnated child sexual abuse investigation that, to some, took a backseat to higher-profile cases and a gubernatorial campaign. It involves a head football coach who knew too little and, still, failed to do enough. It includes a passive school board of trustees that for months ignored a lurking controversy and then, under pressure to preserve Penn State's reputation, quickly fired its legendary coach without ever talking with him. Through it all, the central character was Corbett. "Something not very good happened," he told...
  • PETA Pulls A Fast One On The Miami Marlins

    04/04/2012 3:58:59 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 11 replies
    WIOD ^ | April 4, 2012 | staff reporter
    The PETA people throw the Marlins a sneaky change-up at the new Stadium. Turns out one of the personalized bricks they bought has an anti-Marlins fishing message. The brick says "Florida Is Still Hosting Incredible Night Games. Help Us Reach The Stars. Cheer Our Marlins!" If you take the initial letter of each word you end up selling out "Fishinghurts.com." Peta says fish are intelligent and suffer pain and even released fish can die.
  • Dog eats man’s Masters tickets right before he leaves for Augusta

    04/04/2012 7:58:09 AM PDT · by rawhide · 56 replies
    devil ball golf ^ | 4-3-12 | By Jonathan Wall | Devil Ball Golf
    The photo you see to your right would be one of Russ Berkman's four tickets to Wednesday's Masters practice round. The Seattle resident hit the jackpot and was all set to enjoy some time golfing and hanging out with a couple of buddies before heading to Augusta to take in the course and the Par-3 Contest. It sounded like a perfect plan ... until Berkman came home to find his dog, Sierra, had eaten all four of his tickets. I guess his dog didn't appreciate being left out of the trip. As Berkman told sports radio station KJR in Seattle,...
  • Leipheimer: ‘I could be dead, for sure’ [Lousy healthcare in Spain]

    04/04/2012 4:51:37 AM PDT · by Third Person · 4 replies
    Velo News ^ | April 2nd, 2012 | Andrew Hood
    Levi Leipheimer is counting his blessings Monday after avoiding serious injury when a Spanish driver plowed into him during a Sunday-afternoon training ride in Spain’s Basque Country. The American star knows he’s lucky to be alive and to have otherwise avoided serious injuries in the high-speed accident. Leipheimer was on a two-hour training ride ahead of Monday’s start of the Vuelta al País Vasco when disaster struck: a car drove directly into him at full speed as he was riding on the right side of the shoulder on a Spanish road. Leipheimer recounted the accident to VeloNews in an exclusive...
  • Chief Jay Strongbow dies (professional wrestler)

    04/03/2012 6:43:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | April 3, 2012 | Greg Oliver
    Chief Jay Strongbow, the WWWF star who died today, was always a pretty matter of fact guy, someone who saw his role as a star wrestler as a job and never expressed a great love of the business.
  • Baylor poised to be first team to finish 40-0

    04/03/2012 12:09:17 PM PDT · by Perdogg
    In the midst of all the college hoops hysteria here in Kentucky there’s an interesting story brewing in Denver. It’s not getting a ton of attention around here because, first, it’s women’s basketball, and second, there are no local/state teams involved.
  • Michael Wilbon says the Colts are considering Robert Griffin III

    04/02/2012 6:16:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, April 2, 2012 | Dan Steinberg
    There were two distinct parts of the Redskins conversation during Michael Wilbon’s appearance on Tony Kornheiser’s ESPN 980 show Monday morning. 1) The part where Wilbon mercilessly ripped the Redskins and compared them to the Wizards. 2) The part where Wilbon said insiders have told him that the Colts are still seriously considering drafting Robert Griffin III with the top overall pick in April’s draft. I suppose I’ll do the second part first, since that’s actually surprising. “By the way, I will tell you this,” Wilbon said, mid-rant. “It’s not like I’m following this closely, but I had the occasion...
  • On TCM Wednesday: Ronald Reagan in "Storm Warning" and "The Winning Team"

    04/02/2012 4:43:51 PM PDT · by opineapple · 4 replies
    "Storm Warning" April 4, 2012 at 10:00 pm Starring Ronald Reagan, Ginger Rogers, and Doris Day Drama/1951 A county prosecutor saves a model who knows her sister's brother is a Ku Klux Klan killer. tcm.com "The Winning Team" April 4, 2012 at 11:45 pm Starring Ronald Reagan, Doris Day, and Frank Lovejoy Biography/1952 Grover Cleveland Alexander becomes one of baseball's greatest pitchers, with his wife's support. tcm.com
  • [Vanity] USEFUL opinions wanted: Bushmaster AR15 O.R.C. M4 (Optics Ready Carbine) 16"

    04/02/2012 1:27:58 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 44 replies
    Bass Pro Shop ^ | 4/2/2012 | blueflag
    Bass Pro Shop advertising a Bushmaster AR15 O.R.C. M4 (Optics Ready Carbine) 16", 30-rd, collapsible stock. Curious about any FReeper experience with this carbine. Priced at $979.99 Out of stock at most of the usual places online, so I thought it might be a popular firearm. What is the FReeper opinion of this? This is a .223/5.56 NATO rifle. Not gonna debate .223 v .308 on this thread. That is a different purchase. Please provide your USEFUL opinions.
  • Kansas, Kentucky to meet in power-program final

    04/02/2012 9:41:50 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 4/2/12 | EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer
    NEW ORLEANS (AP)—Kentucky has the best players. Kansas has the most heart. From the first practice in October to the final cutting of the nets in April, that’s how the two teams remaining in the NCAA tournament have made a name for themselves. They meet Monday to decide the national championship—a game between the Wildcats and their cadre of NBA-caliber talent and the Jayhawks and their unending supply of high-wire comebacks. Kentucky (37-2), in search of its eighth national title but its first since 1998, has five, maybe six, players who will be playing in the NBA soon. Most are...
  • Giorgio Chinaglia dies at 65 [Former New York Cosmo]

    04/01/2012 2:34:21 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 15 replies
    Former New York Cosmos star Giorgio Chinaglia died of complications from a heart attack Sunday. The Italian soccer great was 65. Chinaglia died at his home in Naples, Fla., his son, Anthony, said through family friend Charlie Stillitano, who was Chinaglia's co-host on a Sirius XM radio show.
  • Google's April Fools Joke is "Google Antonymous Driving in NASCAR"?

    03/31/2012 11:26:53 PM PDT · by Drago · 6 replies
    Google ^ | 04-01-2012 | Google
    If you go to Google.com right now, you see a "Driving change: get up to speed on our winning new partnership" link under the Google search box...if you click it you go here: http://www.google.com/racing/ April Fools I would guess!!