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  • Florida Man Says 'Jesus Told Me To" After Driving Ferrari Into Water

    03/22/2019 1:01:52 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    www.iheart.com ^ | January 16, 2019 | By RJ Johnson
    Palm Beach Police say a man who who drove a Ferrari into the Palm Beach Inlet last December did so because he claimed "Jesus told me to..." James Mucciaccio, 48, was removing items from his Ferrari while parked on a public dock Dec. 26 when an officer approached him, asking what he was doing. He told the officer that a friend of his told him to park on the dock so he could be picked up by boat. When the officer told him he couldn't park there, Mucciaccio apologized, and retreated to the vehicle to retrieve his driver's license. In...
  • Tim Tebow dishes on his ‘epic’ new CBS series ‘Million Dollar Mile’

    03/22/2019 12:43:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/22/2019 | By Michael Starr
    Tim Tebow brings his competitive edge to “Million Dollar Mile,” the obstacle-course competition series he’s hosting on CBS. “Although I’ve never been an obstacle-course racer I know what it’s like to be able to try to handle the pressure and the lights and push yourself past limits you didn’t think were possible,” says Tebow, 31. The former Heisman Trophy winner, NFL quarterback (Jets, Broncos) and current Mets hopeful — he’ll start the season with the team’s Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse — taped his 10-episode “Million Dollar Mile” gig late last fall. In the series — premiering Wednesday, March 27 (9...
  • Teen's goalie mask shows Trump building wall

    03/22/2019 8:14:55 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | March 22, 2019 | Natalie Dreier
    A 14-year-old’s choice of goalie mask customization has people debating if the art is appropriate. Painted by Doug Wagner for the teen who plays for the Palmyra Black Knights, the mask shows President Donald Trump holding a trowel and brick, building a wall, USA Today reported. The mask was commissioned and paid for by the teen’s parents, who Wagner said, own a business in Central Pennsylvania and Trump supporters, USA Today reported. They paid about $900 for the mask and design.
  • Oklahoma Woman Finishes Marathon One Year After Getting Shot in the Head Twice

    03/21/2019 12:43:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Runner's World ^ | March 20, 2019 | Jordan Smith
    In February, Bonnie VanDeraa approached the finish line of the Sweetheart 5K in Tulsa, Oklahoma. With a determined look in her eye, and loads of cheers from the crowd, she focused on putting one foot in front of the other. This race was a major milestone for her; it was the first she’d complete without the aid of a walker in more than a year. At that point, VanDeraa had been running for a little more than five years, starting after she signed up for that same race back in 2014 with a coworker. Following that, she completed a bunch...
  • Baseball star Mike Trout will make $430 million

    03/20/2019 8:21:27 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 76 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 03/20/19 | Stephen Kutz
    Major League Baseball doesn’t market its individual players as much as leagues like the NBA and NFL, so a lot of people might not have heard of Mike Trout. But he’s been arguably the best player in baseball for over five years, and now he’s the highest-paid athlete in the country. Trout, 27, is set to sign a contract extension that will pay him a total of over $430 million until he’s 39 years old. Born in New Jersey, Trout was picked by the Angels in the first round in 2009. He was AL rookie of the year in 2012...
  • NFL Pro Bowl LB Clay Matthews Signs With The Los Angeles Rams

    03/19/2019 6:57:26 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 32 replies
    NFL.com ^ | March 19, 2019 | Unknown/Various/ClayMatthews
    The longtime [Green Bay] Packers pass rusher is headed to play for the Los Angeles Rams, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation on Tuesday. Now 32, Matthews is still a weapon in the rush, but has slowed as evidenced by his 3.5 sacks in 16 starts in 2018. But he'll get a fresh start in a familiar place with a chance to help the reigning NFC champions get back to the Super Bowl.
  • Beto O’Rourke Runs St. Patrick’s-Themed 5K in Iowa

    03/19/2019 6:53:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Runner's World ^ | March 18, 2019 | Daisy Hernandez
    Unless you knew to look for bib number 173, former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke was easy to miss among the crowd of 141 runners this past weekend in North Liberty, Iowa, a suburb of Iowa City. O’Rourke donned a low-key look consisting of a white cap, shorts over black tights, and running shoes as he kicked off his Saturday with a St. Patrick’s-themed 5K while campaigning in the Hawkeye State. He finished in 24:29, good enough to place third in his age group (40-49). The 5K came just two days after another race announcement: On Thursday, O’Rourke posted a video...
  • FAQs as Mariners, A's begin season in Tokyo

    03/19/2019 6:13:50 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    mlb ^ | March 18, 2019
    TOKYO -- The Mariners and A's traveled halfway around the world to get a jump on the rest of the Major Leagues as they'll kick off their two-game Opening Series on Wednesday at the Tokyo Dome in what could be Ichiro Suzuki's swan song. The two American League West rivals are the first teams to play in Japan since the same clubs faced each other here in 2012. The Mariners have won four straight season series against the A’s, including a 10-9 advantage last year, but Oakland ran down Seattle in the final two months and grabbed the AL’s second...
  • Murdoch family launches a new Fox; former House Speaker Paul Ryan joins company’s board

    03/19/2019 9:22:47 AM PDT · by patriot torch · 76 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 19 2019 | Meg James
    Fox announced its board members, including former U.S. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.). Other board members include Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, Anne Dias, Chase Carey, Roland A. Hernandez and Jacques Nasser. The new Fox is now “a standalone, publicly traded company,” the company said. Its shares are listed on the Nasdaq market; Tuesday marks the first day of trading. The 88-year-old mogul from Australia and his family decided in late 2017 to break up their entertainment empire, and Disney was Murdoch’s preferred suitor. The Disney portion of the deal is expected to be complete late Tuesday night when the...
  • "Nature Boy" Roger Kirby dies (professional wrestler)

    03/19/2019 8:38:53 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    CANOE -- Slam! Sports - Wrestling ^ | March 18, 2019 | Steven Johnson & Greg Oliver
    "Nature Boy" Kirby, one of pro wrestling's greatest heels from the 1960s to the early 1980s, known for his great physique, blond hair, and handlebar mustache or beard, died on Monday, March 18. He was 79 years old. During his career, he took on every world champion from Pat O'Connor on up. He made his mark in territories like Georgia, Florida, Oregon, Minnesota, and Kansas City.
  • NCAA Basketball Tournament ( Live games thread )

    03/19/2019 8:24:53 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 65 replies
    Cbs sports ^ | March 19, 2019
    16 games on Thur begin at 1215p.m. EDT. 16 games on Fri. First-round play-in: 2 games tonite 2 games Wed nite
  • Golf is a Funny Game

    03/19/2019 8:05:32 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 53 replies
    email from a friend | 3/19/2019 | unknown
    A man, while playing on the front nine of a complicated golf course, became confused as to where he was on the course. Looking around, he saw a lady playing ahead of him. He walked up to her, explained his confusion and asked her if she knew what hole he was playing She replied, "I'm on the 7th hole, and you are a hole behind me, so you must be on the 6th hole." He thanked her and went back to his golf. On the back nine the same thing happened; and he approached her again with the same request....
  • Eight-year-old Homeless Refugee who fled Violence in Nigeria is Crowned the Chess Champion [Trunc]

    03/17/2019 4:04:15 PM PDT · by Cecily · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 17, 2019 | Jennifer Smith
    An eight-year-old boy who fled Nigeria with his family and is now living in a homeless shelter in New York City while his asylum application pends has been crowned the state's chess champion for his age group. Tanitoluwa Adewumi won the state tournament for his group, from kindergarten through third grade, last weekend. The boy and his family fled their home in Nigeria in 2017 in fear for their lives and have been living in a homeless shelter ever since while their application for asylum pends.
  • Iditarod dog dies two days after finishing the race to Nome

    03/17/2019 10:25:49 AM PDT · by Viking2002 · 65 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | March 17, 2019 | Beth Bragg
    An Iditarod sled dog that crossed the finish line Thursday night in Nome died two days later at an Anchorage animal hospital, race officials reported Saturday night. The dog, a 5-year-old female named Oshi, was a member of rookie musher Richie Beattie’s team, which was the 21st team to finish. Beattie was the first rookie to reach Nome, but he has been withdrawn from the race and his finish is no longer reflected in the Iditarod standings. The death is the first of this year’s Iditarod, which started March 3 with 52 teams. Nine teams remained on the trail as...
  • Meet the Women Taking Back the Streets of Chicago

    03/16/2019 8:31:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Runner's World ^ | March 15, 2019 | Eden Boudreau
    Holding your keys between your knuckles. Rearranging your schedule to squeeze in a daytime workout. Constantly scanning your surroundings. Avoiding running alone in the dark. Ask any female runner and she will tell you that she’s had to take one or more of these precautions at some point when running outside in public spaces like running trails or city streets. It’s not just the fear of assault that keeps women off the streets when night falls, but the tragic murders of young women like Mollie Tibbetts, Wendy Martinez, or Vanessa Marcotte that hit close to home. Because of this, many...
  • Veteran musher Jessie Royer takes 3rd in 2019 Iditarod

    03/16/2019 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    KTVA.COM ^ | MARCH 13, 2019 | Elizabeth Roman
    Jessie Royer, the 42-year-old veteran musher from Idaho, checked in to Nome at 9:34 a.m. Wednesday, taking third place in the 2019 Iditarod. Royer arrived at the burled arch with 11 dogs in harness. She finished the race in 9 days, 18 hours and 34 minutes. Her average speed was 4.21 miles per hour, according to standings on Iditarod.com. Coming in first was another veteran musher, Peter Kaiser, who crossed the finish line six hours earlier, outrunning defending champion Joar Leifseth Ulsom by just 12 minutes. At the finish line, Royer said for the last 50 miles of the race...
  • Iditarod Day 14: Nine remaining mushers closing in on Nome

    03/16/2019 12:30:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    KTUU. COM ^ | MARCH 16, 2019 | KTUU STAFF
    ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - As of 10 a.m. this morning, 32 mushers have completed their 2019 Iditarod runs. At this time, only nine mushers remain on the course, all sitting within the final three check points. Leading those teams is Sarah Stokey of Seward. She left the White Mountain checkpoint at 4:27 a.m. this morning.
  • LISTEN: Mackey makes it to Nome for 14th Iditarod finish

    03/16/2019 12:22:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    KTUU. COM ^ | MARCH 16, 2019 | Kortnie Horazdovsky
    ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey has reached the Burled Arch in Nome after sitting out two consecutive races, and scratching from his most recent attempt in 2016. Mackey’s 27th-place finish at 1:41:40 p.m. came just five seconds before Jessie Holmes, last year’s Rookie of the Year, at 1:41:45 p.m. KNOM radio station interviewed Mackey at the Burled Arch in Nome and has shared that audio with us. Hear Mackey address the crowd and respond to KNOM questions in particular at approximately 4 minutes and 10:30. Visit KNOM.org for the latest KNOM coverage. ***VIDEO ON LINK***
  • USC athletic director Lynn Swann: 'I was blindsided' by admissions scandal

    03/16/2019 5:34:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 16, 2019 | Jack Baer
    As a college admissions scandal rocks the University of Southern California, athletic director Lynn Swann wants everyone to know he had no idea what was going on. In his first comments since the Department of Justice indicted dozens of wealthy parents and several more college coaches and administrators, the NFL Hall of Famer told the Los Angeles Times that the first time he learned of the scandal was a phone call early Tuesday morning:
  • Chiefs' Tyreek Hill under investigation in alleged battery incident

    03/16/2019 5:15:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 15, 2019 | Terez Paylor
    Police are investigating an alleged battery incident involving Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill. According to a police report from the Overland Park Police Department that was filed on Thursday and obtained by The Kansas City Star, there was a battery incident that lists a juvenile as the alleged victim. Hill's fiancee, Crystal Espinal, is listed under "others involved." A source told the Star that the incident was against the couple's 3-year-old son, and Hill's fiancee had been in contact with the police. Hill has not been charged with a crime.