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  • Little League removes softball team from World Series over social media post

    08/06/2017 8:36:34 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 65 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 8-5-17 | Mark Townsend, Big League Stew
    The Atlee Junior League softball team was removed from the World Series championship game on Saturday after posting an inappropriate photo on social media. According to the Richmond-Times Dispatch, Little League officials were made aware of the photo, which shows several members of the team giving the middle finger to the camera, on Saturday morning. It was quickly decided to disqualify the team, which consists of girls ages 12-14, from further competition. The photo in question was taken moments after Atlee defeated Kirkland American in the semifinals on Friday. Little League spokesman Kevin Fountain released the following statement to the...
  • A Football Game Is Just a Football Game: A Family Is Forever

    02/05/2017 8:12:49 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-5-2017 | MOTUS
     I know many of you will be boycotting the Big Game today, which is certainly understandable given the NFL’s temporary devolution into political correctness.We, however, will be gathering with Raj’s clan to watch the Super Bowl as has been the family tradition for 51 years. Since 1967 all of the 9 siblings who were either in town or within driving distance have gathered at Casa Raj to watch the Super Bowl, cheer for their favorite team, diss the refs and otherwise carry on like typical football fans. Mom would make a pot of chili and a pot of her famous...
  • Body of Homicide Victim Kyle Myrick Found in Santa Cruz County: Police

    01/29/2016 3:39:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Kristofer Noceda, Lisa Fernandez and Ian Cull
    Authorities have found the body of a San Francisco Bay man who they believe was killed by his co-worker after a fight last week, according to police. Investigators searching the area of Jameson Creek Road in Santa Cruz County found the body of Kyle Myrick, 28, around 4 p.m. Thursday. A medical examiner from the coroner's office confirmed Myrick's identity and family members announced the news at a vigil that evening. Myrick vanished Friday, Jan. 22. His co-worker at GP Sports in San Jose, 39-year-old Steve Hlebo, of Los Altos, was charged Wednesday with Myrick’s murder. According to a police...
  • New Owner Steve Ballmer Goes Nuts After Clippers’ Last-Second Series Win Over Spurs(Video)

    05/10/2015 5:40:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Total Sports ^ | 05/03/2015 | Joseph On
    Businessman and Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is known for his passionate outbursts in all spheres of his life, including the success of his team. So after last night’s incredibly exciting buzzer-beating game-winning shot by the Clippers’ Chris Paul, he Ballmered out all over the place – surprising no one, but delighting everyone (except for Spurs fans).You can’t really blame Steve Ballmer for reacting as he did. Even fans who don’t have any financial interest in the LA Clippers were probably losing their minds after Chris Paul took the game away from the Spurs with just a single second...
  • Fifa Opens Disciplinary Proceedings Over Luis Suárez 'Bite'

    06/25/2014 3:10:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    TheGuardian ^ | Wednesday 25 June 2014 | Tom Lurtz
    Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Uruguay striker Luis Suárez after he appeared to bite Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini. “Fifa can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the player Luis Suárez of Uruguay,” the body said in a statement. Suárez could face a ban of up to 24 matches if found guilty. The incident occurred during Uruguay’s 1-0 victory over Italy, a result that knocked the 2006 champions out of the World Cup. With the score at 0-0, Suárez leaned into Chiellini before appearing to bite his opponent’s shoulder. Suárez was not punished by the referee but Fifa...
  • McDonald’s Invites Chomping Soccer Player Luis Suarez for a Bite

    06/24/2014 6:20:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 24, 2014 | Jack Marshall
    SNIP McDonald’s Uruguay was quick to react to the opportunity with a little “real-time” marketing, inviting Mr. Suarez for a Big Mac hamburger via Twitter. “Hello @luis16suarez, if you are hungry come to have a bite of a big Mac,” a loose translation of the message read. SNIP
  • Touching moment that high school wrestler lost state title

    03/12/2014 12:32:49 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Mail Online ^ | March 12, 2014 | Luke Garratt
    Touching moment that high school wrestler lost state title – and first person he hugged was his opponent’s father who has terminal cancer A high school wrestler who lost the state wrestling championship won over the crowd, when instead of getting upset he hugged his opponent's father, who has terminal cancer. Blaine High School sophomore Malik Stewart from Minnesota lost the 120-pound title match in the Class 3A wrestling tournament to opponent Mitchell McKee, when McKee pinned him in the final face-off match. McKee said: 'It was a big match for him and to be able to hug my dad...
  • High School Runner Carries Opponent Across Finish Line

    06/05/2012 6:19:50 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 5, 2012
    As Meghan Vogel turned for home during Saturday’s Ohio Division III girls state meet, she was in last place in the 3,200-meter race with no hope of finishing anywhere near the top. But her last-place finish became the most memorable part of the meet. With 20 meters to go, Vogel, a junior at West Liberty-Salem High School in Urbana, was about to pass Arden McMath, a sophoomore from Arlington High School, when McMath collapsed on the track. Rather than continue running, Vogel helped McMath to her feet, placed McMath’s arm around her shoulders and carried her across the finish line....
  • Florida runners donate medals, trophy to disqualified foes

    11/24/2011 6:05:47 PM PST · by Silentgypsy · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/23/2011 | Cameron Smith
    In one of the more generous incidents in recent prep sports memory, a Florida girls cross country team voluntarily gave up their runners-up medals and trophy to a school which they felt deserved them more, and they did so entirely of their own volition, without any influence of a coach or other adult.
  • Gesture of sportsmanship defines SC high school football playoff game

    11/07/2011 9:19:06 AM PST · by MissEdie · 68 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 11-7-11 | MissEdie
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Sports are defined by moments. On Friday, something very special happened in a South Carolina high school football playoff game, but it wasn't a game-winning play or a standout performance, it was a gesture of pure sportsmanship. The Myrtle Beach Seahawks were leading Hilton Head 64-10 late in the fourth quarter with just a few seconds on the clock. On Hilton Head's roster is a young man with Down's Syndrome by the name of Chip Mullen. With the game well in hand, Myrtle Beach Head Coach Mickey Wilson gave a signal to the Hilton Head...
  • Teen rowers give up medal dreams to help capsized foes

    11/01/2011 10:49:52 AM PDT · by bgill · 10 replies
    Rivals High ^ | Nov. 1, 2011 | Cameron Smith
    As first reported by the Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia (Penn.) Episcopal Academy rowers James Konopka and Nick Mead made the ultimate sacrifice during their Under-17 doubles race at the Head of the Schuykill regatta on Sunday when they abandoned a promising start to help rescue two fellow competitors who had capsized. With temperatures unseasonably cold and Philadelphia (Penn.) St. Joseph's Prep rowers Joe Leonard and Andrew Burrichter struggling with their boat and treading water in the icy river, Konopka and Mead made a snap decision to give up a promising start that could have landed them in the medals to...
  • Caught on Film: Why This Hurricane Got Suspended

    10/20/2011 9:22:58 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 9 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 10/19/11 | staff
    Miami senior defensive tackle Micanor Regis has been suspended for the Miami Hurricanes' game against No. 20 Georgia Tech for violation of team rules. The violation: He punched North Carolina's Dwight Jones in a place where a man never wants to be punched.
  • Runner carries injured foe half mile to help in middle of race

    09/22/2011 2:35:46 PM PDT · by rawhide · 11 replies ^ | 9-22-11 | By Jonathan Wall
    Josh Ripley didn't have to stop. Running in a recent cross country meet for Andover (Minn.) High, the junior varsity runner was making his way through the trail at the Applejack Invite when he heard a loud scream during the first mile of a two-mile race. Most of the other kids running didn't pay much attention to Lakeville South runner Mark Paulauskas, who was writhing in pain at the time, as they passed by. The only person who decided to pay attention was Ripley. As an Anoka-Hennepin school district release reported, Ripley immediately noticed Paulauskas holding his bloody ankle. Then,...
  • Not Wrestling Girls

    02/25/2011 5:27:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | February 25, 2011 | Brent Bozell
    It's so easy to look at teenagers in general today and sigh. They're more than a bit lazy, a bit spoiled and more than a bit morally compromised. Two teenagers made national news. One showed common decency and sportsmanship, two virtues seemingly uncommon in that generation. Hope is restored. Sixteen-year-old wrestler Joel Northrup faced a dilemma when he was scheduled to wrestle Cassy Herkelman, one of only two girls to make it to the state tournament. Even though he entered with a 35-4 record, Northrup forfeited rather than violate his religious principles. Cassy's father, Bill Herkelman, praised the Northrup family:...
  • This will make you proud to be an American

    02/07/2011 6:28:01 AM PST · by jda · 11 replies
    This represents all that's good about America.
  • Packers necktie gets car salesman fired

    01/25/2011 9:13:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 25, 2011 | Dawn Rhodes and Ryan Haggerty
    John C. Stone might be the most famous Green Bay Packers fan in Chicago. The 34-year-old Roseland resident was fired Monday from his job as a car salesman at an Oak Lawn Chevrolet dealership for wearing a Packers tie to work, but he’s already been offered a job at another dealership and been interviewed live on a nationwide sports radio show.
  • Wash. Football Player Flagged for Pointing to God

    12/02/2010 8:27:43 AM PST · by wmfights · 23 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | December 1, 2010 | Josephine Vivaldo
    As soon Ronnie Hastie scored a touchdown for Tumwater High School in Washington state, he dropped to one knee and pointed to the heavens. But as soon as he stood up, the referee threw a flag for “unsportsmanlike conduct” for drawing attention to himself. Hastie explained that pointing up was a gesture to God, he said to KOMO news. “I do that to give glory to my Heavenly Father, Jesus, something I actually feel is like He gives me the strength, He’s the one that gives me these abilities in the first place.” The high school running back said he...
  • Teen With Down Syndrome Fulfills Dream Thanks To Coach

    10/20/2010 2:54:50 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 38 replies · 1+ views
    WRTV 6 (Indianapolis) ^ | 10/20/10 | n/a
    JASPER, Ind. -- A heartwarming story from southern Indiana showcased the selflessness of a coach and his players who allowed a dream to come true for an 18-year-old man who has Down Syndrome...
  • Bolivian president delivers groin shot in soccer friendly

    10/07/2010 11:21:10 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 8 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | October 6, 2010
    Bolivan president Evo Morales brought down one of his political opponents during a soccer friendly with one swift blow. A low blow, that is. In a match to inaugurate a renovated stadium in the Bolivian capital of La Paz, Morales and a gang of bodyguards and government officials faced off against a team led by political ally turned foe, La Paz mayor Luis Revilla. About five minutes into last week’s match, the 50-year-old Morales was challenged and gashed by Revilla’s teammate, La Paz civil servant Daniel Gustavo Cartagena, according to Morales walked up to Cartagena after the play and...
  • Anti-Semitism arises at U. Darby game (Basketball:Warm up the ovens)

    12/18/2009 7:41:26 PM PST · by tlb · 10 replies · 782+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 12/18/2009 | Mari A. Schaefer, Joelle Farrell, and Robert Moran
    A varsity basketball game between two of the region's best-known suburban high schools took an ugly turn Tuesday night when a handful of students yelled anti-Semitic chants. Two Lower Merion parents in the stands said they had heard spectators chant, "Warm up the ovens." "At one juncture, there were some really offensive things said by what appeared to be a small group of [Upper Darby] students." Witnesses said the razzing had been mild and mutual at first - Lower Merion's supporters chanting, "Merry Christmas," and Upper Darby's replying, "Happy Hanukkah." Another Lower Merion chant: "SAT scores!" followed with rhythmic clapping....