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  • Olympic Spoiler: Mens 100M/Womens 400M

    08/05/2012 1:56:35 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 4 replies
    results of the Mens 100M and Womens 400M
  • Despite talk after Sandusky scandal, Penn State athletic machine churns on

    08/05/2012 4:08:13 PM PDT · by randita · 25 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 8/5/12 | Frank Fitzpatrick
    Despite talk after Sandusky scandal, Penn State athletic machine churns on By Frank Fitzpatrick Inquirer Staff Writer An artist's rendering of the Pegula Ice Arena, which will open at Penn State next year. The arena is being built, at a cost of $102 million, mostly through a single donation. On July 23, as grim Penn State athletics employees watched NCAA president Mark Emmert cite their football program as an example of college sports' worst excesses, workers across the street were busy constructing a $102 million hockey arena set to open next year. Visible all around University Park that morning were...
  • [*****] wins men's singles Olympics tennis gold (Spoiler alert)

    08/05/2012 8:45:18 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5th August 2012 | BBC News
    'Andy Murray captured the biggest title of his career with an emphatic victory over Roger Federer in the Olympic men's singles final at Wimbledon. Murray beat the Swiss world number one in straight sets, 6-2 6-1 6-4, on a raucous Centre Court. The 25-year-old Scot had never beaten Federer in a best-of-five-sets match and lost to him in the Wimbledon final. He is the first British man to win the Olympic singles gold medal since Josiah Ritchie in 1908. Murray plays the mixed doubles final with Laura Robson later on Sunday. The pair face Belarusian top seeds Victoria Azarenka and...
  • Modern Ruins of Euro-Socialism's Rot: 8 Years Later, Athens Olympic Venues in Decay

    08/04/2012 1:56:54 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    AP ^ | August 3, 2012 | ELENA BECATOROS
    8 Years Later, Athens Olympic Venues in Decay There's still one group that loves the training pool for athletes at the former Olympic village in Athens' northern fringe. Frogs. They appear to delight in sitting on debris that floats on the half-filled pool's murky waters. The athletes village itself has fared somewhat better, turned into housing for workers. Eight years after the 2004 Athens Games, many of the Olympic venues Greece built at great expense remain abandoned or rarely used. They are the focus of great public anger as the country struggles through a fifth year of recession and nearly...
  • Nascar Sprint Cup Pennsylvania 400 on ESPN , Sunday , 8/5/12 , Noon ET

    08/03/2012 8:24:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 86 replies ^ | 8/3/12
    Deja VU.. seems like we were just here not too long ago. No matter, its time to ploof the pillow, stir the hambone soup and hear the roar of Junior Nation as we watch the field Chase their tails at Pocono. as the GrateFul Dead used to sing.. What a long strange ride it's been .. or sumthin'.
  • Browns Bought by Republican Gasoline Magnate

    08/02/2012 10:13:44 AM PDT · by RealTeen · 35 replies ^ | 8/2/2012 | Justin Higgins
    Now my favorite football team will be owned by the brother of a Republican Governor who also runs an incredibly successful business and donates to Republican candidates. Can it get any better? Pilot Flying J CEO James "Jimmy" Haslam is set to own the team, per ESPN: NFL ownership is expected to approve Haslam's purchase at its October meeting. Commissioner Roger Goodell could expedite the process by calling a special meeting, although that is considered unlikely. The NFL helped bring Haslam to Lerner so that a sale could be completed smoothly, efficiently and with a high probability of success. Haslam...
  • Advice Requested: AR-15 To Purchase

    07/31/2012 6:14:16 PM PDT · by usconservative · 67 replies
    Self ^ | 7/31/12 | Self
    Ok, gotta admit I've wanted an AR-15 for awhile, and now the State of Illinois is looking to ban "assault weapons" and trying to make political hay out of the Aurora, Colorado shootings last week. I'm opposed to government gun control, and I'd like to add a nice AR-15 to my collection. Problem is, I'm not well versed on them, and my budget is about $1200 for one. I've looked at the Smith & Wesson AR-15 Sport and think it's "ok" but I'm interested in something a little more.
  • Rhode makes Olympic history with gold medal

    07/29/2012 9:03:56 AM PDT · by reefdiver · 38 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | Jul 29, 9:45a ET
    <p>LONDON (AP) — Kim Rhode won the gold medal in women's skeet shooting Sunday, making her the first American to take an individual-sport medal in five consecutive Olympics.</p>
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - Crown Royal 400 at the Indy Brickyard - July 29 - ESPN - Sun. NooN ET

    07/25/2012 6:35:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 87 replies ^ | 7/25/12
    The week-end tempertaures should be down some from the last few weeks. Join us and see who kisses the bricks .. and the walls of Indy.
  • Vanity - petition to drop Penn State sports programming

    07/24/2012 9:46:02 AM PDT · by bassmaner · 30 replies
    vanity ^ | today | me
    Calling all Philly area Freepers: we need to convince management of WNTP 990 AM to drop Penn State sports programming. After the Sandusky scandal, they won't be able to justify their continuing pre-emptions of regularly scheduled talk radio programs, as ratings for games and sports talk will no doubt collapse.
  • Penn State Sanction

    07/23/2012 8:06:58 AM PDT · by aft_lizard · 105 replies
    ESPN ^ | 07/23/12 | Me
    Don't think there is a story yet, but here is the sanctions: 60 Million Fine Loss of ten schollies per year with current schollies able to transfer immediately 4 year post season ban
  • Penn State Football: DE recruit Webb decommits from Penn State [Others to follow?]

    07/22/2012 6:41:08 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 37 replies
    Centre Daily (State College, PA) ^ | July 21, 2012 | Travis Johnson
    UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s 2013 recruiting class lost one of its commitments on Saturday. New Jersey defensive lineman Greg Webb withdrew his oral pledge to attend Penn State in favor of North Carolina. UNC recruiting sites reported Friday that Webb had reopened his recruiting and planned to visit the Tar Heels’ Chapel Hill campus on Saturday. Webb — a 6-foot-1, 295-pound defensive tackle at Timber Creek High School in Sicklerville, N.J. — indeed visited UNC and committed when his high school teammate Dajuan Drennon also committed to the Tar Heels. A four-star recruit by standards, Webb was one...
  • Haiti's Olympic team in London isn't very Haitian

    07/22/2012 4:19:08 PM PDT · by Saije · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | 7/22/2012 | AP
    Four of Haiti's five Olympians at the London Games have something in common -- they're not from Haiti. With millions of Haitians living on $2 a day or less and hundreds of thousands of people rendered homeless by a devastating earthquake two years ago, the country struggles to produce world-class athletes. But those with Haitian links are still eager to represent the small Caribbean country. "I still feel Haitian even if I wasn't born there," 21-year-old sprinter Marlena Wesh said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. Wesh, who will run in the 200 and 400-meter races at the...
  • Boone: NHL owners backing Bettman hard line (Barf alert: Palin, Obama, etc. mentioned)

    07/20/2012 10:25:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | July 20, 2012 | MIKE BOONE
    MONTREAL - The rich, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, are very different from you and me. True that … and he never knew Ed Snider. Snider owns the Philadelphia Flyers. As is the case with most plutocrats, the 79-year-old businessman is conservative in his politics.
  • Barry Larkin and the Hall's call

    07/20/2012 4:02:59 PM PDT · by Raymann · 3 replies
    espn ^ | July 20, 2012 | john crasnick
    The newspaper clips are yellowed and crinkly with the passage of two decades. They've survived moves from Cincinnati to Denver to the Philadelphia suburbs, not to mention the great sump pump disaster of 2004 and the residual basement dust from a kitchen remodeling in 2011. The Barry Larkin who stares back at me now from those old Cincinnati Post sports sections is lithe, athletic and capable of energizing a crowd with a flick of a switch. He can drive the ball over the fence or shoot it the opposite way on a hit-and-run. He'll steal a base when it matters...
  • Dominate (USA Olympics)

    07/19/2012 6:53:03 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | 20120709 | NA
    Time to unfurl Old Glory and break out the red, white and blue...
  • Lady Bears Invited To White House [Story about Texas team makes Florida?]

    07/18/2012 2:42:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Brittney Griner and the Baylor Lady Bears are headed to the White House for a Rose Garden ceremony. The national champion Lady Bears, who were undefeated with the NCAA’s first 40-win season, are scheduled to meet with President Obama next Wednesday. They will also visit with the Texas congressional delegation while in Washington.
  • ‘Death Penalty’ Would Be an Act of Mercy for Penn State Football

    07/17/2012 6:32:19 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    Time ^ | Tuesday 17 July 2012 | Sean Gregory
    In a PBS interview broadcast Monday night, NCAA president Mark Emmert refused to take “anything off the table” regarding its possible punishment of Penn State University in the wake of the damning Freeh Report. The results of former FBI director Louis Freeh’s investigation, released last week, concluded that top Penn State officials — including former President Graham Spanier and former head coach Joe Paterno — “repeatedly concealed critical facts relating to Sandusky’s child abuse from the authorities” in order to “avoid the consequences of bad publicity.” So the so-called “death penalty” for Penn State football is possible. And though that...
  • Here's my solution to the Penn State fiasco...

    07/17/2012 10:11:38 AM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 93 replies
    <p>No more sports *PERIOD* for the entire university for 50 years!</p> <p>Seriously. Shut it all down. I'm sick of this BS. I don't even care who is to blame anymore. Paterno, Sandusky, Larry, curley, or moe...I really don't give a sh*t. Fire all current staff and shut it down...from the very tipity top all the way down to the towel boy and the cheerleading squad. I don't give a damn if the problem is only in the football program either. Shut down every goddam sport at Penn state. Bulldoze the sporting complex and plow up the fields. All of it.</p>
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - The Lenon Industrial Tools 301 at Loudon - Sun. 7/15/12 at Noon ET on TnT

    07/12/2012 4:44:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies ^ | 7/12/12
    OH give me room lots of room so I can move around .. Don't fence me in uhhh .. furget that! This is Loudon. Pack the duct tape.. and the band-aids.