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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.
  • Army to end sponsorship of Ryan Newman

    07/12/2012 10:49:00 AM PDT · by saganite · 24 replies ^ | 10 July 2012 | Pete pistone
    The U.S. Army announced it will no longer sponsor Ryan Newman's Sprint Cup entry at Stewart-Haas Racing or continue a presence in NASCAR after this season. The team released a statement Tuesday announcing the U.S. Army made the decision as part of a reallocation of its marketing budget. “The U.S. Army has been a great partner of Stewart-Haas Racing since the team's inception. It has been a mutually beneficial relationship, with the U.S. Army introducing training regimens that improved our pit crews while instilling the mental, physical and emotional strength of the U.S. Army Soldier in all of us. We...
  • Tim Tebow, Bryce Harper Drastically Different in How They Represent Faith in Sports World

    07/11/2012 8:44:48 AM PDT · by Coleus · 45 replies
    When it comes to faith in sports, Tim Tebow is probably the first guy who comes to mind. Tebow has most people thinking that being a Christian likely involves some form of constant prayer, shout-outs to Jesus and rules that get rid of a lot of fun. But Tebow's outspokenness isn't the only way athletes sincerely approach faith. Bryce Harper, who ascribes to Mormonism, has become an example of another young, talented player who is bringing his beliefs into the public eye, albeit it in a much different way. Both Tebow and Harper are showing the sports world that there...
  • Back at Top, Serena Williams Wins 5th Wimbledon

    07/07/2012 1:13:15 PM PDT · by Cecily · 3 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | July 7, 2012 | Howard Fendrich
    WIMBLEDON, England For Serena Williams, the low point came in early 2011, when she spent hours laying around her home, overwhelmed by a depressing series of health scares that sent her to the hospital repeatedly and kept her away from tennis for 10 months. The high point came Saturday on Centre Court at Wimbledon, when Williams dropped down to the grass, hands covering her face. She was all the way back, a Grand Slam champion yet again. Her serve as good as there is, her grit as good as ever, Williams was dominant at the start and finish, beating Agnieszka...
  • Nascar Sprint Cup - Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway - Saturday 06|30|12 on TnT - 630pm ET

    06/27/2012 6:03:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 89 replies ^ | 6/27/12
    It's the second year of Cup racing at Kentucky Speedway and time for many to saddle the horses, cinch 'em up and get their wagons rolling or kiss the Chase buh-bye.
  • Move over, steroids: Why the universal DH will be baseball’s next big controversy

    06/27/2012 12:46:24 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Wed, Mar 7, 2012
    There exists in this universe a type of pitiable creature who will take any opportunity to tell you why he doesn't watch baseball any more even though he used to be a self-described "big fan." You know exactly who I'm talking about. He's the type of guy who says he hasn't been to a game since the strike that apparently ripped his heart out even though there has been plenty of time to heal — a child born in August 1994 will be able to cast a vote in the election this fall. He's also the type of guy who...
  • College football playoff approved

    06/26/2012 5:12:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | June 26, 2012
    College football will finally have a playoff. Come 2014, the BCS is dead. A committee of university presidents on Tuesday approved a plan for a four-team playoff put forward by commissioners of the major football conferences. ''It goes just the right amount,'' he said. The move completes a six-month process for the commissioners, who have been working on a new way to determine a major college football champion after years of griping from fans. ''There were differences of views,'' Steger said. ''I think it would be a serious mistake to assume it was a rubber stamp.'' Instead of simply matching...
  • Penalty Hoodoo: England Out Of Euro 2012

    06/24/2012 11:51:21 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies ^ | June 25, 2012 | SKY News
    England have crashed out of Euro 2012 on penalties to Italy - the sixth defeat in their previous seven shoot-outs.
  • Homer Circle dies at 97 --Bass fishing loses its greatest scribe

    06/24/2012 12:48:23 PM PDT · by girlangler · 8 replies
    Bassmaster ^ | June 23, 2012 | Staff
    <“Our last trip was just five days before he died,” Lau said. “We fished from 2 in the afternoon until 5, and he caught six and I caught five, which is just the way I like it.”> < I’ll then most humbly pray;>
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Toyota/SaveMart 350 from Sonoma - TNT - Sunday 06|24|12 2pm ET

    06/20/2012 4:39:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies ^ | 6/20/12
    Road racing ? In California? Who'da thunk. The temps look to be mild, the track dry and the wine stacked and ready.
  • Ex-49ers wide receiver R.C. Owens dies at 78

    06/19/2012 5:49:56 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 3 replies
    San Fransisco Gate ^ | 19th June 2012 | Vittorio Tafur
    'The man whom many former and recent 49ers referred to as "Oop," R.C. Owens, died at the age of 78 on Sunday. The wide receiver was the first 49ers player to reach 1,000 yards in a season but was better known for creating the "Alley Oop" play in the 1950s - a play now widely associated with basketball. Mr. Owens worked with the 49ers as a community ambassador well after he had finished leaping to grab Y.A. Tittle's passes. Mr. Owens was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2010 and the 49ers' Hall of Fame in...
  • Roger Clemens trial: Verdict reached (To be announced soon)

    06/18/2012 1:26:41 PM PDT · by illiac · 30 replies
    WAPO ^ | 6/18/12 | WAPO
    The jury in the perjury case of legendary pitcher Roger Clemens completed its deliberations Monday afternoon. The verdict is expected to be delivered shortly in the District’s federal court. Over seven weeks of testimony in the case against Clemens, jurors heard from more than 40 witnesses, including former major league ballplayers, a housekeeper, the general manager of the New York Yankees and the wife of the star pitcher. The trial, initially anticipated to last four to six weeks, was at times slow going, with two jurors dismissed for sleeping on the job. The baseball legend was on trial for a...
  • America’s Coming Depression

    06/17/2012 12:07:19 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | June 17, 2012 | Bruce Krasting
    No, I don’t mean an economic depression. I mean an emotional depression. I fear that a funk could hit a significant portion of the population over the next five years. Tens of millions of lives will be affected. There will be substantial economic hardship. Fortunes will be lost. Media empires will be rattled. Some municipalities will face bankruptcy. Universities and colleges across the country will face new funding pressures. The changes that I see coming will reshape a cornerstone of the American way of life. What could possibly cause this? The answer is that American football is in very,...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - The Quicken Loans 400 from Michigan - Sun. 6-17-12 at Noon ET on TnT

    06/14/2012 7:31:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 112 replies ^ | 6/14/12
    Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., boasts a proud, 43-year history of hosting America's best racing action on its 1,400-plus acres in the scenic Irish Hills. With 18 degree banking and 73-foot wide sweeping turns, Michigan International Speedway provides drivers with three and four grooves to run around the two-mile speedway. .. Cale Yarborough won the first NASCAR race at the speedway on June 15, 1969, in a thrilling duel with LeeRoy Yarbrough. The two drivers battled door-to-door for most of the final 150 laps. On their final circuit, they touched twice-entering turn one, with Yarbrough brushing the outside wall....
  • I'll Have Another Won't Run in Belmont Stakes, Erases Hopes of First Triple Crown Since 1978

    06/08/2012 10:54:24 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies ^ | 6/8/2012 | Mike Cole
    Horse racing was dealt a devastating blow on Friday morning. Trainer Doug O'Neill confirmed that his horse, I'll Have Another, won't run in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday afternoon. O'Neill confirmed that news on The Dan Patrick Show. O'Neill cited injury as the reason the horse won't run in the race. "It's his left front leg," O'Neill told the show. "This morning, he looked perfect. I took him and did a little something with him and after training, the swelling came back." O'Neill also said that the horse looked like it was suffering from tendinitis. I'll Have Another was looking...
  • Free Daily Racing Form Past Performances for Saturday's Belmont Stakes (on PDF)

    06/08/2012 7:51:18 AM PDT · by ETL · 18 replies
    Here is a direct link to the free 2012 Belmont Stakes Past Performances from the Daily Racing Form (on PDF file):
  • Nascar Sprint Cup Pocono 400 on TnT , Sunday , 6/10/12 , Noon ET

    06/07/2012 8:22:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 70 replies ^ | 6/7/12
    Join us Sunday at Long Pond for 400 miles as the CoTank engines, trannies & rear ends get a work out and then some over the 2.66 mile track and long straightaways... TnT has the race coverage.
  • Bowling (VANITY)

    06/08/2012 12:46:13 AM PDT · by Sporke · 28 replies
    06/08/2012 | Sporke
    Bowling changes...VANITY
  • Detroit Grand Prix Stopped Because Of Detroit’s Terrible Roads (DNC City = Crumbling Infrastructure)

    06/03/2012 9:59:14 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | June 3, 2012 | Matt Hardigree
    Detroit Grand Prix Stopped Because Of Detroit’s Terrible Roads The first running of the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix since 2008 was red-flagged this afternoon after a piece of the track started to crumble, causing driver James Hinchcliffe to go flying into the wall. As you can see in the video (YouTube link provided below), he was not happy about it. Indy's return to Detroit's Belle Isle course was supposed to be another signal of the rebirth of the American automaker. Instead, it's just been a reminder of Detroit's failing infrastructure and Indy's inability to make anything outside of the Indy...
  • Why are taxpayers paying for professional sports?

    06/03/2012 3:45:28 PM PDT · by wewillnotcomply · 21 replies
    Professional sports teams are getting money from taxpayers, and it isn't anything new. The Minnesota Vikings will receive half a billion dollars from Minnesota taxpayers, as Tim Carney highlights here. Samuel Staley at the Reason Foundation's Out of Control Policy blog writes about the cronyism occurring when professional sports teams are subsidized by taxpayers, and gives several examples: Professional sports continues to be crony capitalism at its worst, using its oligopoly status to extract rents from taxpayers through elected officials. The reality is that precious little evidence exists suggesting that professional sports teams boost economic growth for cities, let alone...
  • Johan Santana No-Hitter Mets Pitcher Throws First No-Hit Game In Franchise History

    06/03/2012 1:34:53 PM PDT · by kim101 · 20 replies
    USA Top Searches ^ | June 2, 2012 | admin
    Johan Santana has thrown the first no-hitter in the history of the New York Mets. The 33-year-old ace of the Mets’ staff went the distance against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field without surrendering a hit in an 8-0 win. Through eight innings, Johan Santana had thrown 122 pitches while striking out seven and walking five. He faced the heart of the Cardinals’ order in the top of the ninth, retiring Matt Holiday, Allen Craig and David Freese to make history in Queens. All told, he threw 134 pitches. The final pitch of the game was yet another...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - The FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover - 6/3/12 - 1230ET on FoX

    05/31/2012 9:03:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 82 replies ^ | 5/31/12
    Dover, The Monster Mile. The Grinder. Sunday. if it don't rain.
  • Some NFL dreams never die.

    05/31/2012 2:35:52 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | Rick Reilly
    It's not every day that the Washington Redskins call up a man convicted of rape and ask him if he'd agree to a one-day workout, but it happened Tuesday. Oh, and the Kansas City Chiefs called Tuesday, too. And the Miami Dolphins. And they were three days behind the Seattle Seahawks, who will work him out on June 7. Why are all these NFL teams eager to check out a convicted sex offender, a man who served five years in prison and wore a GPS ankle bracelet for another five? Because Brian Banks didn't do it. A judge in Long...
  • LIVE Thread! Indy 500 #96 ... 12 Noon p.m. (ET) on ABC

    05/27/2012 8:40:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 135 replies
    The 96th running of the Indy 500 coming up shortly on ABC.
  • Dear Americans: Whatever You Do, Don’t Ban College Football

    05/26/2012 6:42:51 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | MIchael van der Galien
    Banning college football is un-American. Being European, I can’t help but wonder over recent debates in the United States about the NFL and college football. Increasingly more analysts believe that these sports should be banned, or at least ‘reformed’. The latter of course meaning that they’ll lose what makes them unique and appealing to sports fans everywhere. Now, make no mistake about it: I’m just as convinced as the average Joe that football is a very dangerous sport indeed. But why did this fact take analysts by surprise? I still remember the first time I watched the NFL: I was...
  • CBC to air alternate commentary for women during Stanley Cup finals

    05/24/2012 4:09:34 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 16 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | May 24, 2012 | Michael Oliveira
    The CBC is planning some counter-programming for female non-hockey fans who might be forced to tune into the Stanley Cup final next week. Viewers can go online to listen to an alternate commentary from Lena Sutherland and Jules Mancuso, who run They describe their site as a sports talk show for women, “Sex and the City” meets ESPN, with banter “from a woman’s point of view.” “One afternoon while (our husbands) were both watching the same game on TV Jules and I were on the phone and we started just making comments to each other like, ‘Did you see...
  • Lolo Jones: Keeping My Virginity Harder Than Training for Olympics

    05/22/2012 8:29:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 85 replies
    Medal Detector ^ | 5/22/2012
    Olympian Lolo Jones is one of the best hurdlers in the world. She's athletic, she's attractive, she's fit ... and as she recently stated on Twitter, she's a virgin. The 29-year-old Jones, who has won gold medals at the World Indoor Championships twice, but is still searching for her first Olympic gold medal, openly discussed her virginity on HBO's "Real Sports," in an episode that airs on Tuesday night. "It's just something, a gift I want to give to my husband," she told Mary Carillo. "But please understand: This journey has been hard. It's the hardest thing I've ever done...
  • NASCAR Sprint Showdown & All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5/19/12 - 7 & 9pm ET on SPEED

    05/19/2012 1:18:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies ^ | 5/19/12
    It's not a points race scenario but there will be racing this week-end. Charlotte .. Tonight on SPEED. For those who like a twist in racing formats.. This is about as twisted as it gets. ;-)
  • SEC, Big 12 announce deal to pit football champs

    05/19/2012 10:50:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Sports Xchange ^ | May 18, 2012
    The Big 12 and Southeastern Conference are hedging their BCS bets while borrowing an idea from the Rose Bowl. The two conferences announced Friday their football champions will meet in an undetermined bowl game if they are not chosen for the BCS' anticipated four-team playoff format. It is unclear if it will be a reoccurring site.
  • Free – 2012 Preakness Stakes Past Performances (PDF file), plus (free) prior races video & charts

    05/19/2012 6:24:20 AM PDT · by ETL · 8 replies
    For major races such as this, free past performances are usually provided. It's on a PDF file.Link again here:
  • Fully Deserving the Heat [Obama supporter Dwyane Wade throws tantrums, curses his head coach]

    05/18/2012 7:13:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    CBS SPORTS ^ | 5/18/12
    No matter what else happens in this series, Dwyane Wade damaged himself Thursday night. Damaged his brand. Hurt his reputation. He played badly and acted worse -- and he played really, really badly. As badly as he's ever played in his career, perhaps... Wade went for the toddler's trifecta, using pantomime to blame his poor play on injury, then whining to referees for help and finally getting in the face of his own coach, Erik Spoelstra, who tried to defuse their third-quarter incident afterward by saying it was no big deal, it was the kind of thing that happens all...