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  • Golf's most beloved figure, Arnold Palmer, dies at 87

    09/25/2016 5:57:02 PM PDT · by Scott from the Left Coast · 46 replies
    Golfweek ^ | 9/25/2016 | Adam Schupak
    Arnold Palmer, a seven-time major winner who brought golf to the masses and became the most beloved figure in the game, died Sunday, a source close to the family confirmed to Golfweek. He was 87. Reaction poured in from “Arnie’s Army” of admirers in the world of golf. “We loved him with a mythic American joy,” said Palmer biographer James Dodson. “He represented everything that is great about golf. The friendship, the fellowship, the laughter, the impossibility of golf, the sudden rapture moment that brings you back, a moment that you never forget, that’s Arnold Palmer in spades. He’s the...
  • Ratings Deflategate: Why the NFL is down this season

    09/25/2016 7:40:53 AM PDT · by Will88 · 71 replies
    CNN Money ^ | September 23, 2016 | Frank Pallotta
    Through the first two weeks of the regular season, the league's premiere game, NBC's "Sunday Night Football," is down 12% in viewership compared to last year; ESPN's big game, "Monday Night Football," is also down 12%; and CBS' first "Thursday Night Football" game fell a whopping 26%, according to Nielsen data.
  • When security taught about surviving a police encounter, Jenkins knew things had changed

    09/24/2016 3:33:36 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 09/24/2016 | Les Bowen
    ---SNIP--- Eagles safety Jenkins, 28, plans to continue his protest Sunday when his team faces the visiting Steelers. Regardless of heated, visceral reaction from some fans, he said he feels the issue of racial inequality is too important for him to be silent.
  • MLB Player Gets Suspension For The Season After Criticizing Obama, Black Lives Matter

    09/24/2016 7:16:30 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 49 replies
    <p>Seattle Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger has been suspended for criticizing Black Lives Matter and President Obama.</p> <p>“BLM is pathetic once again! Obama you are pathetic once again! Everyone involved should be locked behind bars like animals!” the backup catcher tweeted out about the riots in Charlotte.</p>
  • LOOK: Kaepernick kneels at high school game while players protest on their backs

    09/24/2016 3:50:59 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 24, 2016 | Ryan Wilson
    Colin Kaepernick has yet to throw a regular-season pass, but the 49ers' backup quarterback's decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest social inequality has made an impact that extends well beyond a football game. As Kaepernick continues to protest, he has been joined by other NFL players, and athletes -- both professional and amateur -- in other sports. It has become a divisive topic nationally, especially in light of recent shootings of African-American men by police officers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Charlotte, North Carolina. On Friday night, Kaepernick was in Oakland at Castlemont High School, where he...
  • Bill Legalizes March Madness and Fantasy Sports Bets

    09/23/2016 7:23:04 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/20/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives has proposed legislation to make it legal to play online fantasy sports for money and bet on the March Madness basketball tournament, as long as the prize is less than $3,000. Rep. Aaron Miller, R-Sturgis, introduced House Bill 5849 on Sept. 8 to decriminalize these activities. Miller said people from all facets of life are involved in fantasy sports and filling out NCAA basketball tournament brackets. “Winning $100 for winning your league – that shouldn’t be a crime,” Miller said. Miller said he didn’t expect the bill would be acted on...
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame Looted during Charlotte Protests

    09/22/2016 6:09:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 92 replies
    racingnews.co ^ | September 22, 2016 | Staff
    The NASCAR Hall of Fame has been looted overnight in Charlotte, NC. Windows shattered, signs hanging through glass on $195 million dollar museum. A state of emergency declared on the city, the home of NASCAR. no lie pic.twitter.com/GWeZqlDsPU — Katie Peralta (@katieperalta) September 22, 2016 Keith Lamont Scott, father of 7, was killed Tuesday, at the hands of police. Another black man killed by police had the Black Lives Matter community taking to the streets demanding justice or proof of justified action. Police claim Scott was reaching through the window of his vehicle for a gun. However, photos of the...
  • NCAA Wants Men in Women's Restrooms & Locker Rooms

    09/20/2016 7:27:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies
    afa.net ^ | Sep. 20, 2016 | Tim Wildmon
    This past week the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) pulled all championship events out of North Carolina for the 2016-2017 season simply because that state passed a law, known as HB 2, which requires men and women to use the restroom or locker room corresponding to the gender on their birth certificate. In essence, the North Carolina legislature said men use the men's room and ladies use the ladies room. By doing this, North Carolina was simply protecting women and children from sexual predators and voyeurs. Along with punishing North Carolina, the NCAA is forcing all potential championship host sites...
  • Kaepernick says 'everybody's eyes' on Tulsa probe

    09/20/2016 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 20, 2016 | The Associated Press
    San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick says the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in Tulsa is "the perfect example" of what he's protesting when he refuses to stand for the national anthem at 49ers' games. Kaepernick said Tuesday that "everybody's eyes" will be on Tulsa as authorities investigate the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher. He says criminal charges should be filed in the shooting death.
  • The Real Reason Behind Kaepernick Outrage

    09/10/2016 10:22:11 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 31 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 9/10/16 | Dolley
    Why are people so angry over an NFL player that refused to stand for the National Anthem?    Hundreds of thousands of words have been written on the subject and I won't rehash any of them, but I'd ask you to consider the reason people are outraged and why it matters. Sports fan is a shortened form of the original term, sports fanatic.  Fanatic is defined as a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal (great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective), especially for an extreme religious or political cause.  A religion can be defined as a...
  • NFL Team Led By 9/11 Truther Might Boycott National Anthem

    09/08/2016 7:02:13 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 68 replies
    Seattle Seahawks players say the team might boycott the national anthem during an upcoming game with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, September 11 — the anniversary of the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil.
  • NFL MINIMUM SALARIES FOR 2015 [thru 2018] AND THE VETERAN CAP BENEFIT RULE

    09/08/2016 6:29:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Each year the NFL minimum salaries increase by $15,000, up to $435k for a rookie in 2015. A player’s minimum salary is determined by his years of experience (YOE), ranging from 0 to 10 or more. The chart below shows the minimum (P5) salaries a team can contract a player to based on Years of Experience (credited seasons).   Yrs. 2015 2016 2017 2018 0 $435,000 $450,000 $465,000 $480,000 1 $510,000 $525,000 $540,000 $555,000 2 $585,000 $600,000 $615,000 $630,000 3 $660,000 $675,000 $690,000 $705,000 4-6 $745,000 $760,000 $775,000 $790,000 7-9 $870,000 $885,000 $900,000 $915,000 10+ $970,000 $985,000 $1,000,000 $1,015,000  Veteran...
  • Soccer star kneels for anthem in support of Colin Kaepernick

    09/05/2016 4:24:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 4, 2016
    U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem Sunday night before the Seattle Reign’s game against the Chicago Red Stars “in a little nod” to NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the anthem to protest racial injustice and minority oppression came to public notice when he remained seated on the...
  • NFL values money over fans: Charging season-ticket holders full price in preseason is an outrage

    09/03/2016 8:55:22 AM PDT · by NRx · 48 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 09-02-2016 | RICK GOSSELIN
    <p>Yet the Washington Redskins didn’t travel their 22-player starting lineup for their preseason finale Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Former NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers threw only nine passes this preseason, and defending league rushing champion Adrian Peterson did not take a single hand-off.</p>
  • "Greater" The Brandon Burlsworth movie.

    08/27/2016 8:27:27 PM PDT · by Vote 4 Nixon · 5 replies
    Campus Rush ^ | August 26 2016 | Andy Staples
    On Friday, an 11-year odyssey to bring Brandon Burlsworth's story to the big screen will reach its conclusion when Greater opens in 400 theaters in 20 states. "You will laugh and cry," said Chris Severio, the actor who plays Brandon. Judging by the trailer, you will indeed do both.
  • NFL’s Kaepernick says he’s standing up for the oppressed by sitting during anthem

    08/27/2016 1:58:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | August 27, 2016 | Matt Barrows
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Colin Kaepernick did not stand during the national anthem Friday because he refused to “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he told the NFL Network’s Steve Wyche after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way,” Kaepernick said. “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been outspoken on his Twitter and Instagram account about racial issues, including...
  • Olympic Champion Claressa Shields Saves Cousin’s Baby From Abortion: “I’ll Adopt Her”

    08/27/2016 8:27:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 8/24/16 | Katie Yoder
    Claressa Shields made history in Rio as the first U.S. boxer to win back-to-back gold medals. But while the major media outlets praised her historic win, they forgot about her most important personal win. On Monday, the 21-year-old credited God for her success on Good Morning America after ABC anchor Amy Robach referenced her “difficult childhood.” How Shields’ past was difficult, Robach didn’t say. But it’s a story well worth telling. Shields grew up in Flint, Michigan with a father in jail and a mother with drug problems and male “acquaintances” who, Shields said, raped and sexually molested her. Her...
  • Why Do Women’s Sports Even Exist?

    08/18/2016 12:32:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 150 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 18, 2016 | Selwyn Duke
    My, my, there those feminists go, complaining again. This time the whining concerns supposedly “sexist” Olympics coverage. Their problem? Many journalists are, we’re told, using different language when talking about female athletes than when speaking of male ones. Oh, the humanity! There’s the guy who credited a female swimmer’s husband/coach for her success, the talk about a six-foot-three-inch South Korean woman volley ball player’s difficulty finding a boyfriend, and a reporter who called an equestrian rider “blondie.” Putting aside the female teacher who once called me blondie when I was 13, let’s have a reality check. Do you really think...
  • 5 Inspiring Stories from the Rio Olympics

    08/12/2016 6:18:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2016 | John Hanlon
    There are very few events that bring our country and the world at large together the way that the Olympics do. The Rio Olympics are a perfect example. In only a few days, the international community has been inspired and enlightened by the examples of some of the worldÂ’s best athletes who show us greatness both in their respective sports and in their communities.With that in mind, here's a few of the most inspiring stories that have come out of the Olympics so far.The Refugee Team: For some athletes at the Olympics, fighting to participate in the Olympics might have...
  • Red Sox pull plug on David Ortiz bobblehead night, deeming figures 'racially insensitive'

    08/10/2016 11:06:27 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/10/2016 | Staff
    BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox canceled a David Ortiz bobblehead promotion Tuesday night when the figurine turned out to be "racially insensitive," said team president Sam Kennedy. The bobblehead depicts Ortiz addressing fans at Fenway Park following the Boston Marathon bombings, but Kennedy said it didn't much resemble the retiring slugger and was not fit for distribution. Kennedy saw the final version of the bobblehead for the first time Tuesday afternoon after they were delivered. "My two immediate reactions were first, it was a really inaccurate portrayal of what he looks like," Kennedy told The Associated Press. "My personal...
  • Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky Prays “The Hail Mary” Before Every Race

    08/08/2016 2:14:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 344 replies
    uCatholic ^ | August 8, 2016
    U.S. Olympian Katie Ledecky is the world record holder in the 400-, 800- and 1500-meter freestyles, and the American record holder in the 500-, 1000- and 1650-yard freestyles.In the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she will compete in the 200-, 400-, and 800-meter freestyle. She has won Gold medals in the 2012 London Olympics and again in the 2016 Rio Olympics.But before every race Ledecky, a faithful Catholic, offers a Hail Mary. “I do say a prayer – or two – before any race. The Hail Mary is a beautiful prayer and I find that it calms me.” she said.In an interview with...
  • Packers vs. Colts NFL Hall of Fame Game in Canton CANCELLED Due To Turf Concerns

    08/07/2016 4:09:24 PM PDT · by drewh · 113 replies
    Fox 6 ^ | 7 minutes ago
    CANTON, Ohio — FOX6 News has learned the Green Bay Packers vs. Indianapolis Colts Pro Football Hall of Fame Game set for Sunday evening, August 7th has been cancelled due to turf concerns. Apparently there is an issue with the condition of the field at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium after Saturday night’s Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony. FOX6’s Tim Van Vooren is there — and reported decision makers for the Packers and Colts were on the field, meeting about the field condition. David Baker, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame was speaking with team...
  • ESPN’s Kellerman thinks Snyder will change [Redskins] team name

    08/06/2016 5:35:28 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 56 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 4, 2016 5:56 pm | Noah Frank | @NoahFrankWTOP
    RICHMOND, Va. — ESPN’s show First Take, with co-hosts Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman, visited Redskins Training Camp in Richmond Thursday to film on site. Kellerman was asked by the media on hand about the team this year, the NFC East, and the often-discussed controversial nickname. Kellerman said that not only did he think the name should change, but that it would happen under the current regime. “Yes, it will change and Dan Snyder will change it,” Kellerman declared. “And I’m looking forward to that day, because I’m very disappointed in him right now.” Snyder has repeatedly said...
  • A request to the athletic department...[Old letter from 1983]

    08/04/2016 12:51:45 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 12 replies
    Imgur ^ | August 4, 2016 | ratadeacero
    A request to the athletic department by ratadeacero 5h "From a friend's FB wall. 'There was a time when athletics was put in the proper perspective at Baylor. See attached my late father's response to the athletic department's request for a "little help" back in the 80s. I found a draft of this letter when we were cleaning out his office and was able to confirm it was sent.' "
  • Report: Paralympic officials considering Russian ban

    07/27/2016 2:09:30 PM PDT · by rey · 6 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 22 July 2016
    Officials are considering banning the Russian national team from this summer’s Paralympics after the World Anti-Doping Agency has exposed evidence of a state-run doping scheme that has also put the country's status for the Olympics in jeopardy, according to the New York Times. At least 35 positive doping tests by Russian Paralympians had been covered up by the Russian sports ministry since 2011, according to the Times. An additional 19 doping samples from the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi were tampered with, much like the samples of other Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
  • Don King: 'All Lives Matter Is a Diversion'

    07/20/2016 2:46:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 20, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    Boxing promoter Don King at the Republican National Convention, Photo Credit: Tyler O'Neil, PJ MediaIn an interview with PJ Media on the Republican National Convention floor on Tuesday, boxing promoter Don King shared his surprising views of the Black Lives Matter movement. He seemed to be all over the board, hitting on America's history of racism, his friendship with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and his full-throated support for Donald Trump.When it comes to the Black Lives Matter movement, King admitted that "the natural response would say All Lives Matter, but that's a diversion." He admitted that "my friend"...
  • Detroit Soccer Team Turns to Private Investment to Fund New Stadium

    07/19/2016 11:50:38 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/16/2016 | Anne Schieber
    When Detroit's semipro soccer team needed a bigger stadium to accommodate its growing fan base, it did something unusual. Instead of seeking tax breaks or subsidies to support its ambitions, it turned to private supporters, mostly fans. It did so with the help of the Michigan Invests Locally Exemption or MILE Act. Detroit City FC raised $741,250 from 527 investors to refurbish Hamtramck’s Keyworth Stadium. The team’s first game at its new home, on May 13, was a sellout with 7,410 tickets sold. That was more than double the 3,500 tickets it was limited to selling when the team played...
  • As Municipal Golf Courses Lose Money, Taxpayers Pick Up the Tab

    07/19/2016 8:47:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/18/2016 | Josh Paladino
    In 2015, Lansing’s city government used $555,000 from its general fund to pay for its money-losing municipal golf course. That was not an unusual year; Groesbeck Golf Course has received money from the city’s general fund every year since at least 2005. In those 11 years, Lansing’s general fund has transferred $5.9 million to the golf course. These transfers compensate for the municipal course’s losses, which annually total of at least $400,000. Cities get into the golf business believing that they will make money. But a review of public courses in Michigan shows that, in practice, they are big losers...
  • Deficits Loom, But Community College Launches Athletics Program Anyway

    07/18/2016 5:37:56 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/12/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Having eliminated some teaching positions and still facing a projected budget deficit, a community college in Michigan's Upper Peninsula plans to launch an athletics program. The move is stirring criticism from faculty members who question the administration’s priorities. Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba will add men’s and women’s cross-country in the fall of 2017, and then men’s and women’s basketball in the winter. The college president said athletics will be added — on a shoestring basis — as a way to attract students and offset a declining enrollment. “We need to do something,” said Bay College President Laura...
  • Warriors great Nate Thurmond dead at 74

    07/16/2016 2:12:09 PM PDT · by PallMal · 12 replies
    SFGate ^ | Saturday, July 16, 2016 | Michael Lerseth
    Nate Thurmond, an NBA Hall of Famer and seven-time All-Star who was a dominant force in the middle for most of the Warriors’ first decade on the West Coast, died Saturday after a battle with leukemia. He was 74.
  • NFL Player Posts Instagram Photo Showing Police Officer’s Throat Getting Slit

    07/11/2016 5:07:23 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 72 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/11/2016 | CBS News, New York
    CLEVELAND (CBSNewYork) — An NFL player is apologizing for posting a graphic image on Instagram showing a man dressed in all black slitting the throat of a police officer. Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell, 23, deleted the image he posted on Instagram showing blood gushing out of the officer’s neck.
  • UFC 200: Live Thread (Tate/Nunes Lesnar/Hunt Cormier/Silva Aldo/Edgar )

    07/09/2016 5:10:25 PM PDT · by Impy · 75 replies
    7-9-16
    Premlims airing now on Fox Sports 2 (sorry) Will be on Fox Sports 1 when the Yankee game is over, in extra innings Main Card on PPV Miesta Tate defends her Women's BW belt against Amanda Nunes. Former HW Champ Brock Lesnar returns and faces Mark Hunt LHW Champ DC takes on Anderson Silva in a non-title bout, after Jon Jones is pulled from the card (sigh). Former featherweight Champ Jose Aldo takes on Former LW Champ Franke Edgar for the Interim FW title. Conor probably never goes back to FW so I don't know why this isn't for the...
  • Detroit’s Economic Fortunes Won’t Get a Kick Out of Subsidizing a New Soccer Stadium

    06/29/2016 7:58:23 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 21 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/26/2016 | Dr. Christopher Douglas
    Dan Gilbert and Tom Gores have recently floated the idea of bringing a Major League Soccer team to Detroit. The initial plan for the team’s new stadium was to place it on the site of the unfinished Wayne County jail, and there’s been some talk about financing the project, in part, with taxpayer dollars. Attendance at MLS games has been strong and growing, averaging 21,574 fans per match in 2015 — more than the NBA’s average of 17,826. But despite the growing popularity of soccer in the United States and despite what proponents of this new team might say, a...
  • Legendary defensive mastermind Buddy Ryan dies at 85

    06/28/2016 9:44:44 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 30 replies
    ProFootballTalk ^ | 06/28/2016 | Michael David Smith
    Buddy Ryan, a longtime coach who built perhaps the greatest defense in NFL history with the 1985 Bears, has died at the age of 85. Beloved by his players and hated by opposing offenses (and sometimes hated even by his own offenses), Ryan masterminded Chicago’s 46 defense that won Super Bowl XX. He later served as head coach of an Eagles team that had a great defense in its own right, and ended his coaching career as head coach of the Cardinals in 1994 and 1995. Ryan’s 35-year career as a football coach began in 1961 as a defensive line...
  • Obama Sends Shaq O’Neal to Cuba as a Sports Ambassador

    06/27/2016 5:41:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Basketball legend Shaq O’Neal arrives in Cuba today for a four-day visit, sent by [BO] as a special ambassador for the sport, reported dpa news. During his stay the four-time NBA champion will meet young people from the island to promote improved relations between the two countries through sports. The US and Cuba formally resumed
  • 36th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games - Salt Lake City

    06/26/2016 12:03:17 AM PDT · by airborne · 31 replies
    NVWG website ^ | 6/26/16 | vanity
    The 36th NVWG will offer 19 events plus one additional sport – triathlon. Keeping with the mountain theme, bobsledding will be offered as the year’s exhibition sport. While the official theme and logo are still being determined, the obvious underlying theme will be the beauty of the outdoors and the natural wonders of Utah, said Jill Atwood, chief of communications for the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System.
  • Olympics Trivia - Shortest Event (vanity)

    06/23/2016 7:52:13 PM PDT · by super7man · 16 replies
    Vanity | 6/23/2016 | Self
    I was wondering what is the quickest Olympic event that from the start of the timing or judging to the finish that you can actually win a metal for. I was thinking long jump. You are judged from the time you hit the plank to hitting the sand. 0.2 seconds? Or maybe highjump, where you are judged only for the time you are over the bar. 0.1 seconds?
  • Watch hundreds of lovestruck Irish football fans serenading a blonde French girl in Bordeaux

    06/19/2016 8:01:42 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 June 2016 | By Ekin Karasin For Mailonline
    This is the moment hundreds of lovestruck Irish football fans gathered around a blonde French girl and serenaded her. A hilarious video showed the swaying crowds singing Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and Hey Baby to the laughing young woman in Bordeaux. They appeared in high spirits despite losing three-nil to Belgium on Saturday - and one admirer even stole a kiss from the woman at the end.
  • How Gender Confusion will Raise the Bar for Title IX

    06/15/2016 11:29:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2016 | Lee Culpepper
    For high school girls across the country, the competition for college-athletic scholarships is on the verge of ascending to a whole new level. The 44th anniversary of Title IX is less than two weeks away, but recent events suggest that the face of female athletics is changing forever. A totally new caliber of athletic prowess is being invented for womenÂ’s sports, and ordinary women simply wonÂ’t have enough equality to compete. To the surprise of no mentally stable person ever, women like Bruce Jenner will prove virtually impossible to beat when it comes to antiquated women competing against them for...
  • Every Single NBA Team Now Has An LGBT Pride Shirt

    06/08/2016 12:31:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Huffington ^ | 6/8/16 | Thomas Lipe
    LGBT pride shirts are now available for all 30 NBA teams. The NBA has done something that the sports world has never seen before. In partnership with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the league has introduced a new line of apparel that features all 30 team logos in rainbow colors to celebrate the newly designated LGBT Pride Month in June. The shirts are being sold exclusively on Teespring, and all proceeds go to GLSEN. It is the first time a men’s professional sports league has released official apparel in support of LGBT pride
  • Biological male awarded girls high school all-state track honors

    06/07/2016 1:28:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 5, 2016 | Staff
    Some female high school runners are questioning the fairness of the Alaska state track meet results after a biological male made it to the finals in the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes. Haines High School senior Nattaphon Wangyot, an immigrant from Thailand, was born male but identifies as female. She was allowed to compete on girls’ teams because the Alaska School Activities Association allows individual districts to decide how to handle transgender athletes on teams. Haines’ policy states “For the purposes of gender identification for interscholastic activities, the district will consider the gender identity based on the student’s consistent...
  • Will Further Perversions of Title IX Ruin Women’s Athletics?

    06/04/2016 7:07:06 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 72 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 6/3/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Quick (no web searching!), who was the 2016 NCAA Division I women's basketball champion? (Don't tell me that your office didn't do a women’s NCAA tournament bracket contest!) Okay, given that they've (UConn) won it four times in-a-row, that's too easy. Let's try again: Who was the last (2015) WNBA champion? (Hint: They've won it four of the last five seasons.) Don't feel bad, I didn’t know either, and twice in their recent five-year championship run they defeated the team from my home state in the championship series. Even better: Can you name five WNBA teams? How about five WNBA...
  • Taxpayers Should Not Be on the Hook for Stadiums

    06/01/2016 8:55:58 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/29/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    Sports writer and commentator Bill Simmons is transitioning from ESPN to a new show on HBO. In his promotional, “I Believe,” the never-gun-shy Simmons lays out some of his positions. His last statement is the most notable: “I believe billionaires should pay for their own [expletive] stadiums.” Michigan has a bad track record in this area. State and local taxpayers have coughed up huge for stadiums for the Lions in Pontiac (and then back to Detroit), for the Tigers at Comerica, and most recently for the Red Wings’ new arena. (Well-deserved praise is due for Bill Davidson, who owned the...
  • Francesa Rips Sports Illustrated For Excessive Soccer Coverage (Illegals Love Soccer)

    05/26/2016 2:03:13 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 37 replies
    CBS ^ | 5-25-2016 | Mike Gantry
    “Eleven pages! You’ve got to be kidding me! No wonder they can’t give the magazine away. Can’t give it away. This is a magazine from my childhood. This is a magazine that I never, ever didn’t as a kid read from cover to cover.” “I’m sure to soccer fans this is an enormous event, which, God bless them, I have no issue with. But mainstream America doesn’t even know — if I go out and poll the newsroom right now, no one’s ever heard of this event. My guys in here didn’t even know what it is, nor did I.”
  • NFL Hires Bill Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart [Another Reason To Not Watch]

    05/25/2016 6:38:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/19/16 | Daniel Halper
    The National Football League has hired a former White House press secretary in the Bill Clinton administration. Joe Lockhart was named today the league's new executive vice president of communications. NBC Sports calls the hire "insulation for commissioner Roger Goodell."
  • Marathon Runner Initially Treated for Flu and Ankle Injury, Leaves Hospital as Multiple Amputee

    05/25/2016 2:19:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | May 24, 2016 | Bigad Shaban, Liza Meak and Felipe Escamilla
    Mario Guzman lived to race. For the last two decades Guzman ran in marathons, half marathons, and competed in multiple ironman triathlons. “It was a passion. It wasn’t a hobby, it was a passion,” Guzman said. That all changed more than three years ago when Guzman went to the doctor after injuring his ankle during a run. “We were very puzzled about his symptoms,” said Ludmila Parada, Mario’s wife. “My husband has a fever, he feels very ill and the foot that was completely unremarkable the day before was all swollen and red and he couldn’t put weight on it.”...
  • SEC Conference Features Former Official Calling for Fraudsters to be Protected from Career Harm

    05/24/2016 1:03:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Naked Capitalism ^ | 23 May 2016 | Yves Smith
    The SEC showed its true colors yet again at a panel at Stanford Law School at the end of March, although not as dramatically as last year. In last spring’s SEC panel at Stanford, the then head of examinations, Andrew Bowden, made such fawning remarks about private equity, including repeatedly saying he’d really like his son to work in the industry, that he resigned three weeks after we publicized the segment. Nevertheless, this conference was another demonstration of depth of regulatory capture at the agency. As before, the real action came in when the audience members asked questions. They were...
  • Russia 'sorry' and 'ashamed' over doping scandal: sports minister

    05/15/2016 12:38:15 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 4 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | May 15, 2016
    London (AFP) - Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko apologised on Sunday for the doping scandal that threatens the athletic superpower's participation in the Rio Olympics. Mutko, writing in The Sunday Times, admitted the Russian Athletics Federation and athletes had made "serious mistakes" breaking anti-doping rules. He said "they had rejected the principle of fair-play so fundamental to sport for immediate benefits. "Let us be clear. We are ashamed of them." Mutko's mea culpa comes just three days after he described as "absurd" allegations that Russian athletes were involved in systematic doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
  • Some Michigan Universities Spend Huge Money Subsidizing Sports

    05/10/2016 9:51:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/6/2016 | John Mozena
    Even though Michigan is the only state with two public universities in the top 10 of USA Today’s rankings of subsidies to athletic programs, university leaders here are rejecting calls to review conference affiliations, eliminate expensive sports and pursue other options to reduce the high costs of college sports to students and taxpayers. Eastern Michigan University is at the center of the debate after data collected by USA Today was publicized in a segment on HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel.” EMU gives its athletics department the sixth-largest subsidy in the country at $27.3 million, while its general fund budget...
  • Seattle City Council kills sale of street for Sodo arena; Sonics fans despair

    05/03/2016 4:38:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | Geoff Baker
    The Seattle City Council on Monday voted 5-4 to reject giving up part of Occidental Avenue South to Chris Hansen so he can build a half-billion-dollar arena in Sodo in hopes of reviving the Sonics.