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  • Browns demote Johnny Manziel to third string, consider cutting ties

    11/24/2015 9:38:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    cbs ^ | November 24, 2015 3:51 pm ET | Sean Wagner-McGough | Staff Writer
    The decision to bench Manziel comes just days after a video emerged that seemed to show Manziel partying and holding a bottle of alcohol during the Browns' bye week. "Josh McCown will be the starting quarterback on Monday night against the Ravens. I informed the quarterbacks of that decision after I sat down and spoke with Johnny, Flip (John DeFilippo) and Kevin (O'Connell) after practice today," Pettine said in a statement. "Johnny will be the third quarterback. I've spoken to Ray (Farmer) and Jimmy (Haslam) to inform them of my decision, and they are in full support." Just a week...
  • Buckled Vasquez Canyon Road Fenced Off After Becoming Attraction for Skaters

    11/24/2015 9:02:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    ktla ^ | Melissa Pamer,
    A 2-mile stretch of the road - in an unincorporated area of north Santa Clarita - was shut down after a slide began pushing up the asphalt on Nov. 19. Since the road closed, skateboarders have apparently been attracted to the steeply sloping roadway. Photos from the area show skaters airborne atop the broken asphalt, and one skater reported many people at the site over the weekend. The unusual sight was an attraction for photographers as well, social media posts appeared to indicate. On Tuesday, the county Department of Public Works tweeted a photo showing the damaged road fenced off,...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 13

    11/24/2015 7:55:34 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 20 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 24, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 13 Week twelve in review: Clemson and Iowa are the only remaining undefeated teams after Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Houston were all toppled last Saturday. In the new CFP ratings, OSU has now plummeted past the Michigan State team that upset them, a development that would not likely have happened under the old BCS system. As much as it may feel right to the CFP committee that the head-to-head winner should have the higher ranking, it isn't really logical, which is why the computer-influenced BCS might have figured it differently. The Buckeyes' only loss...
  • Austrian jihadi bride beaten to death after trying to escape ISIS: friend

    11/24/2015 7:10:37 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 24, 2015 | 3:46pm | Chris Perez
    One of the two teens who fled Austria last year to become a “poster girl” for ISIS has been beaten to death after trying to escape the group’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa. A Tunisian woman who had been living with Samra Kesinovic, 18, says the young girl was killed by Islamic State extremists after she tried to flee recently, according to The Local Austria.
  • College Football Playoff Ranking -Week 12

    11/24/2015 4:18:38 PM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Espn ^ | November 24, 2015 | Staff
    Top 10; 1: Clemson 2: 'Bama 3: Oklahoma 4: Iowa 5: Michigan State 6: Notre Dame 7: Baylor 8: THE Ohio State University 9: Stanford 10: Michigan
  • NFL Week 12 Live Thread

    11/24/2015 5:35:19 AM PST · by Bender2 · 30 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    NFL WEEK 12 Nov. 26 Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions 12:30 Carolina Panthers at Dallas Cowboys 4:30 Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers 8:30 Nov. 29 Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons 1 St. Louis Rams at Cincinnati Bengals 1 New Orleans Saints at Houston Texans 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Indianapolis Colts 1 San Diego Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars 1 Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs 1 Miami Dolphins at New York Jets 1 Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans 1 New York Giants at Washington Redskins 1 Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers 4:05 Pittsburgh Steelers at Seattle Seahawks 4:25...
  • Report: Les Miles' tenure at LSU nearing end

    11/23/2015 6:43:46 PM PST · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Les Miles' time at LSU may be drawing to a close, a high-ranking source told NOLA.com. According to NOLA's report, Miles met last week with officials tied to the Tiger Athletic Foundation — LSU athletics' booster club — to discuss his future with the school.
  • Missing UCLA Student’s Body Found Buried Under Avalanche in John Muir Wilderness

    11/23/2015 3:05:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    ktla ^ | Tracy Bllom
    Michael Meyers was found dead shortly before 1:30 p.m. Saturday, about 11,000 feet up in the mountains in an area of the John Muir Wilderness, according to Deputy Coroner Investigator Jeff Mullenhour. Meyers, an experienced hiker and climber, was hiking the area by himself. He was due back in Los Angeles on Nov. 11, according to his family. The UCLA physics student was driving a Dodge SUV, which was discovered Thursday at the Mount Whitney trailhead. Items belonging to Meyers were found Friday in a recent avalanche debris field near Mount Irvine, the Los Angeles Police Department stated in a...
  • Why I Like It When My 8-year-old Loses at Sports

    11/23/2015 9:22:28 AM PST · by wbill · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 20, 2015 | Erin Zammett Ruddy
    My son, who's in third grade, loves playing soccer. And while I'm under no delusions that he’s going to be a professional athlete, I want him to reap the benefits of team sports for as long as possible. That includes making great friends, developing a strong work ethic, understanding how to be a team player - and learning how to deal with disappointment. Last weekend, his team lost and it was hard to watch, but after hearing my son's rationale on the car ride home, I realized that he needed to experience what it was like to lose. He explained...
  • WATCH: UK Football Fans Sing: “Jihadi John He’s (bleeping) Dead, He Had A Bomb Dropped On His [t

    11/23/2015 6:39:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 23, 2015 | Liam Deacon
    <p>English football fans took to the streets of London over the weekend to celebrate the ‘evaporation’ of ISIS’s chief executioner, Mohammed Emwazi, widely known as Jihadi John.</p>
  • Prof. Jeff Volek - 'Nutrition for Optimising Athletic Performance'

    11/23/2015 6:19:15 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 9, 2015 | Low Carb Down Under
    Professor Jeff Volek is a Professor at The Ohio State University, USA where he teaches and leads a research team that explores the physiological impact of various dietary and exercise regimens and nutritional supplements. Dr Volek has published over 250 scientific manuscripts and is the co-author of 'The New Atkins for a New You', 'The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living' and 'The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance'. Prof. Volek’s most significant line of work has been a series of studies performed over the last 15 years. These have been aimed at better understanding what constitutes a...
  • Bucs QB Jameis Winston threatens to sue CNN over documentary

    11/22/2015 3:09:31 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 17 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 22, 2015 | Jameis Winston + 2
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has notified CNN that he is prepared to sue if the cable network airs a documentary about college campus rape on Sunday as scheduled, according to a letter obtained by ESPN. "The Hunting Ground" debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The documentary, in part, highlights the rape investigation against Winston while he was at Florida State and features the first public interview from Winston's accuser, Erica Kinsman.
  • CFL - Grey Cup Semifinals Hamilton V Ottawa; Calgary V Edmonton

    11/22/2015 10:18:37 AM PST · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    CFL - Grey Cup Semifinals Hamilton V Ottawa - 1pm EST Calgary V Edmonton - 430pm EST
  • Labor Department throws football party, but bans Redskins jerseys

    11/22/2015 10:02:17 AM PST · by PROCON · 12 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 | John Solomon
    When the U.S. Labor Department’s Center for Civil Rights wanted to celebrate its accomplishments last week, its managers threw the staff a football-themed tailgate party in the office parking lot. The invite, distributed across the agency’s official email system, had all the rah-rah of a playoff game. “Celebrate a championship year!” it declared. Even the regular office dress policy was relaxed. “Show your team spirit and wear your favorite sports or club theme gear and come and enjoy tailgating favorites like dips, chili, chicken wings, nachos and more game-day grub,” the invite said.
  • World champ boxer Bob Foster dies at 76 (light heavyweight champion)

    11/22/2015 8:03:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 21, 2015 | Rick Wright
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Albuquerque's Bob Foster, arguably the greatest light-heavyweight boxing champion of all time, died Saturday morning. No cause of death has been given, but the boxing Hall of Famer had been in failing health for some time. Funeral arrangements are pending. Foster was 76, having been born in December 1938. He is incorrectly listed by boxrec.com has having been born in April 1938.
  • Iowa clinches spot in Big 10 title game with 40-20 win over Purdue

    11/21/2015 7:26:33 PM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies
    No. 5 Iowa clinched its first Big Ten West title and a spot in the conference championship game with a 40-20 victory over Purdue at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday. No matter what happens at Nebraska on Black Friday, the Hawkeyes (11-0) will play in Indianapolis on Dec. 5. Nov 21, 2015 at 10:54 am THE SKINNY No. 5 Iowa clinched its first Big Ten West title and a spot in the conference championship game with a 40-20 victory over Purdue at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday. Complete coverage: - No. 5 Iowa 40, Purdue 20: Just wait on tossing the broken...
  • UFC Fight Night 78

    11/21/2015 7:09:13 PM PST · by Manic_Episode · 23 replies
    UFC | 11/21/2015 | UFC
    Welcome to UFC Fight Night 78 Live Thread
  • Jeff Volek - The Many Facets of Keto-Adaptation: Health, Performance, and Beyond

    11/21/2015 4:23:24 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 3, 2013 | TheIHMC
    Obesity is a condition of excess fat accumulation in adipocytes where the person is literally stuck in storage mode diverting a disproportionate amount of calories into fat cells as opposed to oxidation. Thus it is more productive to think of obesity as a problem in 'energy flow' rather than energy expenditure (i.e., calories in, calories out). The most efficient approach to accelerate the body's ability to access and burn body fat is to restrict dietary carbohydrate while increasing fat intake for a period of several weeks, after which fatty acids and ketones become the primary fuel at rest and during...
  • Michigan St upsets Ohio State 17-14

    11/21/2015 3:47:55 PM PST · by Perdogg · 55 replies
    Ohio State's 23-game winning streak is over. Ended by a 41 yard field with no time left.
  • Which is Fastest to 186 mph? LaFerrari vs. 918 Spyder vs. P1

    11/21/2015 8:22:31 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    Yahoo Autos ^ | 20 Nov, 2015 | Boldride.com
    And so the titans convene. When it became known that Ferrari, Porsche, and McLaren each had hybrid hypercars in the works, the world had one collective question that merited investigation. Which is fastest? For that answer, take a peek below. YouTube channel TheSUPERCARDRIVER decided to solve that lofty query by running the hypercar trio—Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder, and McLaren P1—from naught to 300 kph (186 mph) on the long expanse of the UK’s Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome. In case each hypercar’s power figures escape you temporarily, here’s a refresher. The LaFerrari combines hybrid drive and a 6.3-liter V12 for 949 horsepower....
  • Peter Attia - An Advantaged Metabolic State: Human Performance, Resilience & Health

    11/21/2015 6:43:55 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 10, 2013 | TheIHMC
    Peter Attia is a relentless self-experimenter, obsessed with the idea of a "quantified self." In the presentation he will share two components of his physical transformation as he evolved from "fit but fat and metabolically deranged" to "fit, lean, and metabolically dialed in." In particular, Peter will focus on the possible advantages of a ketogenic diet, and in the process share much of what he's learned implementing it in himself and hundreds of others over the past two years. Peter is the President and co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI), a California-based 501(c)(3). Peter is also a physician and...
  • Peyton Manning returning to the field in 2015 is highly unlikely

    11/20/2015 7:19:54 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 52 replies
    Mile High Report ^ | 19 Nov, 2015 | Tim Lynch
    It is starting to look like Peyton Manning may never step onto the field as a starting quarterback of the Denver Broncos again. Personally, I was on the fence with this line of thinking holding out hope Manning would somehow erase the last year and return to form. However, by moving to Brock Osweiler, it's becoming clear that coming back to Manning isn't likely. An excellent insider piece on ESPN written by Mike Sando hammered this point home with several interviews from NFL executives and evaluators around the league, which paints a portrait of where John Elway's mindset is during...
  • JumpstartMD presents Dr. Peter Attia on the Role of Fat in Weight Loss - Part 3

    11/20/2015 7:02:21 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 11, 2012 | JumpstartMD
    In the summer of 2011, Dr. Peter Attia spoke to JumpstartMD patients and staff about his personal experiment with weight loss. Along the way, he busts several weight loss myths. Part 3
  • JumpstartMD presents Dr. Peter Attia on the Role of Fat in Weight Loss - Part 2

    11/20/2015 6:51:49 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 11, 2012 | JumpstartMD
    In the summer of 2011, Dr. Peter Attia spoke to JumpstartMD patients and staff about his personal experiment with weight loss. Along the way, he busts several weight loss myths.
  • JumpstartMD presents Dr. Peter Attia on the Role of Fat in Weight Loss - Part 1

    11/20/2015 6:44:15 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 11, 2012 | JumpstartMD
    In the summer of 2011, Dr. Peter Attia spoke to JumpstartMD patients and staff about his personal experiment with weight loss. Part 1
  • Bryce Harper wins first NL MVP in a landslide

    11/20/2015 6:04:30 AM PST · by pgkdan · 14 replies
    MASN Sports ^ | 11/19/2015 | Chris Johnson
    Bryce Harper has been named the National League Most Valuable Player in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. The announcement was made live on MLB Network tonight. Harper was a unanimous selection, easily beating the other two finalists, first basemen Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks and Joey Votto of the Reds. Goldschmidt finished second. The complete balloting results are available here. Harper is the youngest unanimous MVP in baseball history. Harper is the fourth-youngest MVP winner overall and the third in the NL behind Vida Blue (22 in 1971); Johnny Bench (22 in 1970); and Stan Musial (22...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 12

    11/19/2015 7:47:43 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 7 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 19, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 12 Week eleven in review: For those readers who are unsure about the chronology, last week's issue was published the night before Gary Pinkel announced his retirement due to his having been diagnosed with lymphoma. Had this been revealed a day sooner, the College Football Czar would have thought it distasteful to criticize the coach over the previous week's events. Nevertheless, Pinkel's unfortunate personal circumstance and his handling of the campus "hunger strike" are two separate issues. What the Czar wrote about the latter is accurate, and he retracts nothing. The number of undefeated teams...
  • Aaron Rodgers on Obama comments: Love hearing that from a Bears fan

    11/19/2015 10:51:06 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | November 19, 2015 | John Breech
    President Obama is a big sports fan, so when he sat down to do an interview with GQ recently, it was no surprise that he compared himself to a famous athlete. What was surprising though is that the lifelong Bears fan compared himself to someone who plays for the team the everyone in Chicago hates: The Green Bay Packers. During the interview, Obama said that when it comes to running the country, he's like "Aaron Rodgers in the pocket." "In the sense of you can't be distracted by what's around you, you've got to be looking downfield," Obama said. "And...
  • Doug Flutie's parents die on same day

    11/18/2015 4:45:14 PM PST · by fhayek · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/18/2015 | ESPN.com news services
    Doug Flutie's parents both passed away within an hour of each other Wednesday after being married for 56 years, the former NFL quarterback said on Facebook. Flutie said that his father, Dick, had been ill and died of a heart attack in the hospital. Less than an hour later, Dick Flutie's wife, Joan, suddenly had a heart attack and also passed away. "They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it," Flutie said. "I would like to honor my parents for all that they did throughout my and my brothers' and sister's lives. My parents were...
  • I Suspect A Navy Fan Hacked the Heisman Site

    I'm suspecting some enterprising Navy fan hacked the Heisman Trust website to more prominently display Navy QB Keenan Reynolds name atop the list of Heisman aspirants. I first visited this page early today, 17 NOV. The list of aspirants were listed in alphabetical order by last name. Midshipman Reynolds was the last aspirant listed. I subsequently revisited the page and noticed Reynolds was relisted separately at the top of the page with slightly different formatting. I'm not smart enough to decipher the source code, but can anyone investigate and expound on this change?
  • NFL Week 11 Live Thread

    11/17/2015 1:02:46 AM PST · by Bender2 · 86 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 11 Nov. 19 Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars 8:25 Nov. 22 Indianapolis Colts at Atlanta Falcons 1 St. Louis Rams at Baltimore Ravens 1 Washington Redskins at Carolina Panthers 1 Denver Broncos at Chicago Bears 1 Oakland Raiders at Detroit Lions 1 New York Jets at Houston Texans 1 Dallas Cowboys at Miami Dolphins 1 Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles 1 Cincinnati Bengals at Arizona Cardinals 4:05 San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks 4:25 Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers* 8:30 Nov. 23 Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots 8:30...
  • Jinx? Packers 0-3 since Mike Ditka wore Green Bay sweater in commercial

    11/16/2015 6:59:55 PM PST · by Bender2 · 26 replies
    ESPN ^ | Jeff Dickerson, ESPN Staff Writer
    Jinx? Packers 0-3 since Mike Ditka wore Green Bay sweater in commercial Jeff Dickerson, ESPN Staff Writer LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- At first, Chicago Bears fans were wondering why Mike Ditka would wear a Green Bay Packers sweater in a McDonald's commercial, but now Packers fans must be wondering if there's a jinx associated with the advertisement, as Green Bay is 0-3 since the spot first ran.
  • Bangkok half-marathon racers run extra four miles after error

    11/16/2015 1:49:25 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 15, 2015 | Sum Gai
    Athletes in the Bangkok Half-Marathon bombarded race organisers with complaints after running almost 17 miles rather than the usual 13. The organisers later apologised. They said a marshal told runners to turn in the wrong place.
  • Report: Peyton Manning has torn plantar fascia

    11/16/2015 8:03:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 80 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | November 16, 2015 | Michael David Smith
    The nightmare season for Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is getting worse. Manning has a torn plantar fascia in his right foot, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. According to Schefter, Manning had already been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, but the condition has now worsened.
  • Vanity Question: Do major sports stadiums and arenas scan for firearms and explosives in the USA?

    11/15/2015 12:19:26 PM PST · by zeestephen · 47 replies
    15 November 2015
    I haven't gone to a professional or major college game or a major concert since the early 1990's. Except for the Super Bowl and a few other venues, security was minimal in those days.
  • ‘See what happens’! After Bernie Sanders endorsement, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey gets KO’ed

    11/15/2015 12:19:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 11/15/15
    It’s been a rough week for UFC fighter Ronda Rousey. After endorsing Bernie Sanders early last week, she got KO’ed Saturday night in Australia by Holly Holm.Too much Bern?She was probably just trying to redistribute the title.But here’s the real reason for her loss:
  • Wrestling Legend Nick Bockwinkel Passes Away

    11/15/2015 9:14:46 AM PST · by massmike · 17 replies
    wrestlinginc.com ^ | 11/15/2015 | Sean Ross Sapp
    According to the Cauliflower Alley Club, legendary pro wrestler Nick Bockwinkel has died at the age of 80, Cauliflower Alley released the following statement: "It is with a heavy heart the Cauliflower Alley Club announces that The Greatest AWA World Champion of all time and former CAC President Nicholas "Nick" Bockwinkel passed away Saturday night at approx. 8:40 pm due to health issues. We will have more on this later Sunday afternoon. The Cauliflower Alley Club, it's members, and all of Nicks fans & friends send their condolences to Darlene & the Bockwinkel family at this time. The Bockwinkel family...
  • [UFC 193 (results) Holm v Rousey [spoiler below]

    spoilers below - Holm v the Bernie Sanders supporter
  • University axes homecoming ‘king’ and ‘queen,’ replaces it with gender-neutral ‘royals’

    11/12/2015 5:50:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    College Fix ^ | November 12, 2015 | Jennifer Kabbany
    San Diego State University has axed its longtime tradition of naming a homecoming "king" and "queen," and this year will go with the gender-neutral term "royals," the Daily Aztec campus newspaper reports. As recently as last year SDSU named a homecoming "king" and "queen" during its annual football game, according to the university’s website. But this Saturday when the Aztecs take on the University of Wyoming Cowboys, the Royal Court will end up with the "final two Royals," the website adds. It’s unclear if those final two "royals" will be one male and one female, or some other iteration of...
  • UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm Live Thread

    11/14/2015 5:39:43 PM PST · by Manic_Episode · 225 replies
    UFC | 11/14/2015
    UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm Main Card Pay-per-view (10pm ET/ 7pm PT/ 3am UK) 135lbs- Ronda Rousey (12-0) vs. Holly Holm (9-0) {Women’s Bantamweight Title Fight} 115lbs- Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10-0) vs. Valerie Letourneau (8-3) {Women’s Strawweight Title Fight} 265lbs- Mark Hunt (10-10-1) vs. Antonio Silva (19-7-1) 185lbs- Uriah Hall (12-5) vs. Robert Whittaker (14-4) 265lbs- Stefan Struve (26-7) vs. Jared Rosholt (13-2)
  • Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant goes on profanity-laced tirade toward media

    11/14/2015 6:12:23 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Bryant was upset about something ESPN’s Jean-Jacques Taylor wrote in a column and started asking where he was. When Taylor acknowledged Bryant, the two began discussing the story and both men began to yell at each other, according to the Dallas Morning News. When wide receiver Devin Street, who apparently has a locker next to Bryant, gets into the conversation, Taylor reportedly tells Street, “ain’t nobody even talking to you.” The Morning News reports Street and Bryant heard Taylor used the N-word. Bryant began yelling the racial epithet at Taylor and said a reporter shouldn’t say that to a player....

    11/13/2015 4:23:18 PM PST · by Chode · 14 replies
    11/13/2015 | Chode
    Autódromo José Carlos Pace Interlagos First Grand Prix 1973 Number of Laps 71 Circuit Length 4.309KM Race Distance 305.909KM Lap Record 1:11.473 by Juan Pablo Montoya (2004)
  • The College Football Czar: Week 11

    11/12/2015 7:49:38 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 13 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 12, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 11 Week ten in review: The number of unbeaten teams has dwindled to six, as TCU, LSU, Michigan State, Memphis and Toledo were all defeated. There can be no more than four left by the start of the bowl season, because Baylor and Oklahoma State must play each other, and Ohio State and Iowa are on course to meet in the Big Ten title game. The CFP isn’t placing such a high value on that 0 in the L-column, though, and that's a good thing. As great a season as 9-0 Iowa is having, it's...
  • Missouri has second-highest number of alleged in sex assaults in OTL study

    11/12/2015 5:06:17 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    ESPN (Outside the Lines) ^ | 06/13/2015 | Paula Lavigne
    --SNIP-- Missouri had 63 criminal cases involving 46 athletes during the five-year time period. Twelve athletes were involved in more than one incident, Outside the Lines found, and Missouri had the second-highest number of allegations of sexual assault, violence against women, and harassment. Florida State had the most. In several of the Missouri cases, victims declined prosecution because of the suspect’s status as an athlete and/or because they feared unwanted publicity and harassment from fans.
  • Is Wisconsin doing enough about CWD?

    11/11/2015 1:55:06 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11-11-15 | Paul A. Smith
    As we remain passive, Michigan gets aggressive with deer disease When chronic wasting disease was discovered in Wisconsin's wild white-tailed deer herd in 2002, state wildlife officials expressed a goal of eradicating the disease. After several years of effort, including the use of sharpshooters and extended hunting seasons to reduce deer numbers in the affected area, the Department of Natural Resources backed off on its plans and abandoned the aggressive measures. The 2012 Deer Trustees Report helped drive a final stake in the ambitions of any state wildlife managers who hoped to control the disease. The report advised a "more...
  • EXCLUSIVE: You'll Never Guess Who Ronda Rousey Is Backing for President

    11/11/2015 7:53:21 AM PST · by Rodamala · 39 replies
    Maxim ^ | November 10, 2015 | Chris Wilson
    As Bernie Sanders prepares to enter the primary-season Octagon against arch-rival Hillary Clinton, he can take some comfort in the fact that the world's most popular MMA fighter, Ronda Rousey, has come out swinging in his corner. In a recent interview with Maxim, the undefeated UFC champion, who defends her bantamweight belt against Holly Holm on Saturday, pledged her support to the progressive Vermont Senator, who is the only "democratic socialist" in Congress. And she's hoping her political muscle serves as an electoral armbar that will send him all the way to the White House. "I'm voting for Bernie Sanders,...
  • College Football Playoff Ranking - Week 10

    11/11/2015 6:48:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    College Football Playoff ^ | November 10, 2015 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: Clemson2: 'Bama3: THE Ohio State University4: Notre Dame5: Iowa6: Baylor7: Stanford8: Oklahoma State9: LSU10: Utah
  • Obit - Ruth Hartman, original member of All-American Girls Baseball League

    11/11/2015 6:21:40 AM PST · by pa_dweller
    Reading Eagle ^ | 11/11/15 | Dan Kelly
    Ruth A. Hartman, an accomplished local sheep breeder known locally and nationally as an original member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, has died in Reading Hospital of injuries suffered over the weekend after her SUV struck a deer in Oley Township. - See more at: http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/champion-sheep-breeder-from-limekiln-remains-critical-after-weekend-accident#sthash.ih8zyVSB.dpuf
  • NFL Week 10 Live Thread

    11/11/2015 3:52:01 AM PST · by Bender2 · 136 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 10 Nov. 12 Buffalo Bills at New York Jets 8:25 Nov. 15 Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens 1 Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers 1 Miami Dolphins at Philadelphia Eagles 1 Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers 1 Chicago Bears at St. Louis Rams 1 Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 Carolina Panthers at Tennessee Titans 1 New Orleans Saints at Washington Redskins 1 Minnesota Vikings at Oakland Raiders 4:05 Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos 4:25 New England Patriots at New York Giants 4:25 Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks* 8:30 Nov. 16 Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals 8:30...
  • Wes Welker Is Back And It Feels Terrible

    11/10/2015 9:39:16 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 11/10/15 | Barry Petchesky
    By all accounts—his own, his teams’, and a top NFL-affiliated concussion specialist’s—Wes Welker is healthy and ready to play. St. Louis badly needs a receiver. Still, when the Rams announced they signed Welker to bolster their etiolated passing attack, my first reaction was disappointment. It’s a strange feeling, to hope that Wes Welker—a talented WR and by all accounts a decent guy—never plays football again.