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  • Hall of Fame Receiver Tommy McDonald Dies at 84

    09/24/2018 1:29:28 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 09/24/2018 | KHADRICE ROLLINS
    Eagles legend and Hall of Fame receiver Tommy McDonald died on Monday morning, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced. McDonald was 84 years old. "Tommy McDonald lived life like he played the game of football," Hall of Fame president David Baker said in a statement. "He was charismatic, passionate and had fun. He was such a character. Heaven is a happier place today." Prior to getting to the NFL, McDonald played running back at Oklahoma for three years. In his final season with the Sooners in 1956, he was named a consensus All-American
  • Tiger Woods caps comeback with Tour Championship victory

    09/23/2018 3:07:26 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies ^ | 9/23/18 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Five years and four back surgeries later, Tiger Woods is a winner on the PGA Tour once again. Woods shot a one-over par 71 at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta to wrap up a two-shot victory over Billy Horschel at the season-ending Tour Championship. It is his 80th victory on the PGA Tour, but his first since the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational. Justin Rose, who finished in a tie for fourth place five shots behind Woods, managed enough points to wrap up the $10 million FedEx Cup, which the tour considers its biggest prize. But the day, the galleries and...
  • 10 takeaways from an upset-heavy day of college football craziness

    09/23/2018 4:58:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | September 22, 2018 | Pat Forde and Pete Thamel
    One season after The Year of The Quarterback in college football, the 2018 season began with a muddled quarterback class. There were solid players like Missouri’s Drew Lock, West Virginia’s Will Grier, North Carolina State’s Ryan Finley, Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham and Oregon’s Justin Herbert. But no superstars that threatened a class that saw five first-round picks in the 2018 NFL draft. One-third of the way through this college football season, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the country’s best two quarterbacks may be two first-year starters. Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins have beelined to the top of the...
  • ...he climbed on top of a MOVING train to 'surf it' and was electrocuted by 12,000 volts

    09/22/2018 8:42:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | September 22, 2018 | Leah Simpson For
    FULL TITLE: 'Give me a chance to put hands on him': Moment Boston Red Sox fan tries to get to his dying brother after he climbed on top of a MOVING train to 'surf it' and was electrocuted by 12,000 volts A Boston Red Sox fan died after he climbed outside of a moving train and was electrocuted by 12,000 bolts on his way home from a game on Wednesday. Michael Vigeant, 24, passed away just one hour after his team lost a game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium . A video shows the scene inside the...
  • Rihanna appointed as ambassador by Barbados ("Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary")

    09/22/2018 1:32:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies ^ | 9/22/18 | BBC
    Singer Rihanna has said she "couldn't be more proud" after being given a new ambassadorial role by the government of Barbados. The artist, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was named "Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary" for her home country on Thursday. The role involves promoting education, tourism and investment. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said she was honoured to confer the title.
  • UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Anders, Live Thread

    09/22/2018 1:24:49 PM PDT · by Impy · 13 replies
    Main Card on Fox Sports One at 10:30 PM Eastern, Prelims on Fox Sports 2 at 8:30 Eastern. Thiago Santos VS. Eryk Anders in the main event. It was originally gonna be Glover Teixeira VS. Jimi Manuwa but both got injured.
  • Browns' Hue Jackson Has to 'Watch the Tape' Before Deciding Week 4 Starting Quarterback

    09/21/2018 6:31:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    SI ^ | September 21, 2018 | Charlotte Carroll
    After Thursday's 21–17 win over the Jets, Browns head coach Hue Jackson said he has to wait to "watch the tape" before deciding between Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield on who will be the Week 4 starting quarterback. Rookie quarterback and No. 1 pick Mayfield came in before the first half ended when quarterback Taylor went out with a concussion. He led the Browns back from a 14–0 defecit for the victory.
  • Red Sox fan electrocuted after trying to train surf from Yankee Stadium

    09/21/2018 5:02:33 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 37 replies
    Fox ^ | 9/21/2018
    A Red Sox fan on his way home from Yankee Stadium died Wednesday when he tried to climb on top of a Metro-North train and was electrocuted by overhead wires, creating a chaotic situation where riders were trapped for more than two hours, MTA officials and riders said. The Metro-North train from Yankee Stadium to New Haven, Conn., left the ball field just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday. As the train was running from Larchmont to Mamaroneck about half an hour later, a pair of brothers tried to climb from inside a car onto the roof. Train personnel got one...
  • NFL: CLE Browns Win 1st Game Since 2016 Season (Free Beer Ping)

    09/20/2018 10:26:17 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 19 replies ^ | September 20, 2018 | Pat McManamon
    Rookie Baker Mayfield entered for his NFL regular-season debut late in the second quarter and brought the Browns back from a 14-0 deficit to prevail 21-17, snapping a 19-game winless streak dating back to Dec. 24, 2016 -- a span of 635 days...
  • NFL Live Thread: Week 3

    09/20/2018 12:02:19 PM PDT · by Impy · 106 replies
    NFL LIVE THREAD Week 3 THURSDAY, SEP 20, 2018 (All Times Eastern) N.Y. Jets at Cleveland 8:20 pm NFLN FirstEnergy Stadium SUNDAY, SEP 23, 2018 Buffalo at Minnesota 1:00 pm CBS U.S. Bank Stadium Cincinnati at Carolina 1:00 pm CBS Bank of America Stadium Denver at Baltimore 1:00 pm CBS M&T Bank Stadium Green Bay at Washington 1:00 pm FOX FedEx Field Indianapolis at Philadelphia 1:00 pm FOX Lincoln Financial Field New Orleans at Atlanta 1:00 pm FOX Mercedes-Benz Stadium N.Y. Giants at Houston 1:00 pm FOX NRG Stadium Tickets Oakland at Miami 1:00 pm CBS Hard Rock Stadium San...
  • Your Watch Grid guide to college football’s best Week 4 games

    09/20/2018 8:31:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    SB Nation ^ | September 20, 2018 | Jason Kirk
    Every weekend of college football is a good weekend. We say that all the time. And Week 4 could really put that to the test! There’s only one game between ranked teams who have actual chances of beating each other, we’re not exactly overflowing with rivalry, and But! Tune in. I count five pretty significant games, a decent number, and conference games are well underway, meaning all surprises matter doubly. And whatever, we don’t watch this sport to see important things take place. We watch to see hilarious punt returns.
  • NFL Selects Maroon 5 For Super Bowl 53 Halftime Show

    09/19/2018 7:28:17 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 62 replies
    The NYT ^ | September 19, 2018 | Joe Coscarelli
    The pop group Maroon 5 is scheduled to headline the annual 13-minute extravaganza this February at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia...Super Bowl LIII (or 53) will be played on Feb. 3, 2019, and broadcast by CBS.Maroon 5, led by the singer Adam Levine, who moonlights as a coach on NBC’s reality singing competition “The Voice,” currently has the No. 2 song on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Girls Like Us,” featuring the rapper Cardi B....
  • NFL’s Just Received Some Bad News As ‘MNF’ Posts Worst Week 2 Ratings EVER Recorded

    09/19/2018 6:20:46 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 54 replies
    Daily Headlines ^ | 09-19-2018 | Tinker Belle
    The ratings for Week Two’s Monday Night Football game between the Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks crashed to the lowest numbers ever recorded for a Week Two Monday night game.The ratings for Week Two’s Monday Night Football game between the Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks crashed to the lowest numbers ever recorded for a Week Two Monday night game.
  • 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 · 43 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 · 59 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
    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