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  • Athlete Banned From All-you-can-eat Restaurant After Downing 100 Plates of Sushi

    09/19/2018 6:07:08 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 13 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 09/17/18 | Brendan Cole
    Jaroslav Bobrowski knows a good deal when he sees one. Accordingly, an all-you-can-eat offer at one sushi restaurant is no longer available to him. The triathlete follows a special diet in which he fasts for 20-hour periods. So when he does sit down for dinner, he tries to make up for lost time. But after devouring a staggering 100 plates at the Running Sushi restaurant in Landshut, Germany, as part of its $26 buffet deal, the restaurant declared him persona non grata. "When I went to the checkout, I wanted to tip, but the waiter did not want to accept...
  • Jemele Hill To Narrate LeBron James' Showtime Series 'Shut Up And Dribble'

    09/19/2018 11:05:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    SI ^ | September 19, 2018 | Chris Chavez
    Former ESPN star Jemele Hill will narrate LeBron James' upcoming documentary series on Showtime called Shut Up and Dribble, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. The three-part series was previously announced from James and Maverick Carter;s SpringHill Entertainment group. The series looks at the changing role of athletes in the current political and cultural climate against the backdrop of the NBA.
  • Le’Veon Bell parties in Miami as Steelers collapse

    09/19/2018 6:31:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 18, 2018 | Jaclyn Hendricks
    Le’Veon Bell is making the most of his extended summer vacation. As the Steelers sit tied with the Browns in the basement of the AFC North at 0-1-1 and drama escalates around Antonio Brown, the star running back has retreated to Miami, where he was seen relaxing on a yacht and jet-skiing.
  • Rising golf star Celia Barquin Arozamena found dead on Iowa golf course

    09/18/2018 7:09:12 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 58 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | September 18, 2018 | Natalie Dreier
    AMES, Iowa - An up-and-coming golfer has been found dead, her body discovered on a golf course in Iowa. Police found Celia Barquin Arozamena’s body was found Monday night at Coldwater Links golf course in Ames, Iowa, ABC News reported. The discovery of Barquin Arozamena’s body came after golfers found a golf bag on the course earlier that morning, but no one was around it, ABC News reported. Police said Barquin Arozamena was found “some distance away” and had been assaulted, KCCI reported. But police did not say exactly how she died, KCCI reported. Police arrested Collin Richards Monday night...
  • ‘Saturday Night Live,’ politics, diversity could rule Emmys [or ruin]

    09/16/2018 9:49:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 16, 2018 11:54 AM EDT | Lynn Elber
    There are critical points about the 70th Emmy Awards to keep in mind, starting with this: The ceremony airs Monday. Typically held on a Sunday, it was punted one day so this year’s host network, NBC, could accommodate its “Sunday Night Football” franchise (New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys, for viewers inclined toward that spectacle). As for what the 8-11 p.m. EDT awards telecast will offer, the basics are 26 categories with nominees including defending drama champ “The Handmaid’s Tale.” It’s challenged by 2016 winner “Game of Thrones,” which aired outside the eligibility window for last year’s awards and wants...
  • 10 takeaways from a college football Saturday that went terribly wrong for the Big Ten

    09/16/2018 4:25:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Septembet 16, 2018 | Pete Thamel
    In an 11-season stretch between national championships in 2002 and 2014, many of the Big Ten’s marquee programs found themselves wading through varying messes. Michigan couldn’t find the right coach after Lloyd Carr retired, Penn State’s program dealt with the Jerry Sandusky scandal and Ohio State navigated the ugly end of the Jim Tressel era. Everything changed for the Big Ten’s national perception in 2014. Ohio State stunned Alabama in the Sugar Bowl in the semifinals in the first season of the College Football Playoff. Urban Meyer led the Buckeyes to that first CFP title, and Ohio State reset the...
  • Boxing: Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 2, Middleweight Championship, Live Thread

    09/15/2018 6:09:13 PM PDT · by Impy · 16 replies
    9-15-2018
    The rematch of their draw (fixed, GGG won) last year is finally at hand. It's on HBO Pay-Per-View (and your friendly pirate sites which we won't mention here), Main Event should start after 11:PM Eastern. GGG is the favorite at -155, Alvarez is + 125
  • UNT pulls off epic trick fake play

    09/15/2018 4:30:50 PM PDT · by rstrahan · 22 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 9/15/2018 | Chris thompson
    Only the referees and Brewer aware that he hadn’t signaled for a fair catch
  • Cowboys have lowest Week One local rating in nine years (NFL)

    09/15/2018 5:40:24 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 82 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 9/13/2018 | Mike Florio
    America’s Team may still be America’s Team, but America’s Team isn’t drawing the same kind of eyeballs in their home market. Via Barry Horn, formerly of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys generated a Week One rating of 28.2 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for their road game at Carolina. That’s the lowest number since the Cowboys produced a 25.2 in 2009.
  • Odd Car Crash

    Jules Gounon driver is found on the roof of the Porsche Joffrey De Narda in Race 2 of the Porsche Carrera Cup France
  • PORTS > WNBA Sue Bird: Visit to White House 'doesn't feel exciting' anymore

    09/14/2018 7:01:22 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/14/18 | By Kevin Pelton
    SEATTLE -- Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird reiterated Friday that the team's players would not have interest in visiting the White House if an invitation is extended to the WNBA's new champions. "At this point, it doesn't even really need to be discussed," Bird said. "It's come up. We paid attention to what happened with Minnesota not getting invited. Everyone knew when everything happened with Steph Curry and LeBron (James) on social media, all that stuff. We all pay attention and we watch.
  • COLIN KAEPERNICK CAN PROTEST THIS!

    09/14/2018 12:03:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    The Viewers View ^ | September 13, 2018 | DIAMOND AND SILK
    COLIN KAEPERNICK CAN PROTEST THIS!
  • Carlos Ramos receives apology as figures emerge showing male tennis players are penalised [tr]

    09/14/2018 10:06:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 14, 2018 | Mike Dickson
    Umpire Carlos Ramos appeared to receive an apology from one of his severest critics on Thursday – as figures emerged showing that male players are penalised far more often than women for bad behaviour. The Portuguese official was pictured in Croatia talking with USTA President Katrina Adams, with witnesses claiming they overheard her saying sorry for the fallout over the Serena Williams sexism row in the US Open final. The conversation — prior to America's Davis Cup semi-final in Zadar — coincides with Sportsmail obtaining data from the last twenty years of Grand Slams displaying the misdemeanours of the two...
  • NFL Owner Blasts President Trump On His National Anthem Stance

    09/14/2018 7:21:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | September 13, 2018 | Bruce Haring
    Carolina Panthers owner and hedge fund mogul David Tepper has slammed President Trump regarding his national anthem protests stance. Speaking to CNBC, Tepper – who bought the Panthers for $2.2 billion in May – said the attacks on players who protest during the national anthem is “the biggest pile of bull-dinky ever.” Although Tepper didn’t specifically name President Trump, it was clear whom he was talking about, referring to “Howdy-Doody” and “the red-headed guy in DC” during the interview.
  • More than 65K sign petition urging LSU to stop using live Tiger mascot

    09/14/2018 7:10:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 13, 2018 | Jason Owens
    On Thursday, LSU marked the second birthday of its Tiger mascot named Mike VII. On the same day, a petition urging the school to end its practice of holding a live tiger captive for entertainment approached its goal of 70,000 online signatures.
  • 2018 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD

    09/13/2018 7:04:49 PM PDT · by Chode · 34 replies
    9/13/2018 | Chode
    Marina Bay Street Circuit FIRST GRAND PRIX 2008 NUMBER OF LAPS 61 CIRCUIT LENGTH 5.063km RACE DISTANCE 308.706km
  • ...Elmer Voight raised a geologist, a singer and an Academy Award-winning actor [truncated]

    09/13/2018 11:32:46 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 26 replies
    Golf ^ | August 6, 2014 | Michael Bamberger
    Full Title:New York club professional Elmer Voight raised a geologist, a singer and an Academy Award-winning actor Elmer came to the club as a boy, to caddie. He was eight, a poor Catholic kid from Yonkers diving headfirst into life at an affluent Jewish club in Scarsdale, N.Y, called Sunningdale, where the club motto could have been Dress British, Think Yiddish. This was near the end of the Great War. Over the decades, the members taught Elmer which fork to lift first, when to use whom, how to tie a bow-tie. They taught him Seinfeldian humor long before Jerry was...
  • NFL LIVE THREAD Week 1

    09/13/2018 8:24:10 AM PDT · by Impy · 71 replies
    9-13-2018
    NFL LIVE THREAD Week 2 THURSDAY, SEP 13, 2018 (All Times Eastern) Baltimore at Cincinnati 8:20 pm NFLN Paul Brown Stadium SUNDAY, SEP 16, 2018 Carolina at Atlanta 1:00 pm FOX Mercedes-Benz Stadium Cleveland at New Orleans 1:00 pm FOX Mercedes-Benz Superdome Houston at Tennessee 1:00 pm CBS Nissan Stadium Indianapolis at Washington 1:00 pm CBS FedEx Field Kansas City at Pittsburgh 1:00 pm CBS Heinz Field L.A. Chargers at Buffalo 1:00 pm CBS New Era Field Miami at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm CBS MetLife Stadium Minnesota at Green Bay 1:00 pm FOX Lambeau Field Philadelphia at Tampa Bay 1:00...
  • Your Week 3 college football schedule Watch Grid

    09/13/2018 7:42:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    SB Nation ^ | September 13, 2018 | Jason Kirk
    Week 3’s gonna be a strange one in college football. America’s only truly national regular season has no way of avoiding disastrous weather — we simply have teams everywhere. For the third September in a row, the schedule is altered because of weather. College football games are the least of our worries, but seeing as this is a weekly college football schedule post, it’s a thing to make note of. If you’re anywhere near the storm’s potential path (I kind of am myself), please be safe.
  • How Chinese Baseball Came to North Texas

    09/12/2018 10:27:15 PM PDT · by thecodont · 2 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | Date Aug 30, 2018 | By Eric Benson
    No one knows the Texas AirHogs quite like Larry Green. Over the team’s eleven seasons playing baseball, the 61-year-old Green has missed only five home games in Grand Prairie... [...] The Texas AirHogs are members of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, a federation of twelve, mostly Midwestern, teams unaffiliated with Major League Baseball. Inning breaks are punctuated with water-balloon-toss competitions and mascot races. The level of play is good, but with more overthrows and rundowns than you’d find on an average night at a big-league ballpark. Admission starts at $8 for adults, the parking is free and convenient,...