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  • Mexico Wins Again at World Cup, Beats South Korea 2-1

    06/23/2018 8:33:20 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies
    CBS SF AREA ^ | 23 JUNE 2018 | CBS SF AREA
    ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — The criticism of Mexico’s national team heading into the World Cup was loud and scathing. The answer has been emphatic. The Mexicans won their second straight match at the tournament, beating South Korea 2-1 Saturday to move ever closer to a spot in the round of 16. “We didn’t listen to the criticism,” said Javier Hernandez, one of the scorers against South Korea. “It was just noise.”
  • Soccer fans gather across Los Angeles to watch Mexico vs. South Korea match

    06/23/2018 12:21:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Jun 23, 2018 | 12:00 PM | Ruben Vives, Andrea Castillo and Paloma Esquivel
    Thousands of soccer fans gathered in sports bars, churches, restaurants, pubs, football clubs and makeshift viewing stands all over Southern California on Saturday to watch Mexico take on South Korea in the World Cup in Russia. Mexico, which upset reigning champion Germany in its June 17 opening match, was favored to win. But history was not on Mexico’s side because it had not won back-to-back matches at a World Cup since 2002. The two teams had met once before at the World Cup in 1998, with Mexico winning 3-1. Watching the first half of the game at Wilshire Plaza Park...
  • Baseball shifts are as bad as Free Speech?

    06/23/2018 4:25:05 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 199 replies ^ | 6/23/2018 | a little elbow grease
    There is a haunting stirring in the baseball community to establish that fielders defensive “shifts” should be against the rules. From “MLB's New Commissioner Is Open To Banning Defensive Shifts To Increase Scoring — Here's A Simple Way To Do It.” Does this seem to anyone else as more than heavy-handed, almost totalitarian??? Do you suppose that they also will want to impel OUTFIELDERS NOT TO SHIFT, play deeper in the outfield when a power hitter comes to the plate?Do they suppose to suggest that when a sacrifice bunt is most likely about to be attempted, that the first...

    06/22/2018 3:59:22 PM PDT · by Chode · 28 replies
    6/22/2018 | Chode
    Circuit Paul Ricard FIRST GRAND PRIX 1971 NUMBER OF LAPS TBC what ever the hell that means CIRCUIT LENGTH 5.842:KM RACE DISTANCE TBC:KM LAP RECORD TBC
  • Mike Riley to coach San Antonio franchise; Darryl Johnston to be GM

    06/22/2018 12:41:03 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 17 replies ^ | Bender2
    [Alliance of American Football] Mike Riley to coach San Antonio franchise; Darryl Johnston to be GM SAN ANTONIO -- The Alliance of American Football completed its awarding of franchises Thursday by placing a team in San Antonio. Former San Diego Chargers coach Mike Riley will be the head coach and former Dallas Cowboys fullback Darryl "Moose" Johnston is the general manager.
  • Cowboys great Daryl 'Moose' Johnston, Mike Riley to lead new SA football team

    06/22/2018 11:03:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies ^ | Posted: 3:30 PM, June 21, 2018 Updated: 6:10 PM, June 21, 2018 | By RJ Marquez
    AN ANTONIO - Professional football is back in San Antonio and will be led by two familiar faces to fans in the Alamo City. The Alliance of American Football announced on Wednesday that San Antonio would be its eighth franchise for the inaugural season. The league held a press conference Thursday at City Hall with Mayor Ron Nirenberg to formally announce the new team. Former Dallas Cowboys great Daryl “Moose” Johnston was named general manager of the team, and Mike Riley, who coached the San Antonio Riders in the early '90s, was named head coach. “San Antonio has always been...
  • A prime candidate for a "Want to Get Away" commercial - Croatia vs Argentina

    06/21/2018 5:46:37 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 15 replies
  • John Ward, legendary Tennessee Vols radio voice, has died

    06/21/2018 1:12:42 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 20 replies
    Knox News ^ | 6-21-2018 | Blake Toppmeyer
    John Ward, who was the "Voice of the Vols" as Tennessee's radio play-by-play broadcaster for more than 30 years, has died, the Vol Network announced in a statement Wednesday night. He was 88. "It is with a heavy heart that we announce a great voice has gone silent," the Vol Network said in the statement. "Mr. John Ward, legendary advertising executive, and one of the most beloved broadcasters and ambassadors for the University of Tennessee, passed away this evening in Knoxville. Ward assumed play-by-play duties for football in 1968 and continued in that role through the 1998 season, which the...
  • Innocence of CWS (College World Series) tested when Oregon State's Luke Heimlich threw first pitch

    06/21/2018 8:48:23 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | 6/17/2018 | Tom Shatel
    I’ve never written a College World Series column like this, but it’s already a CWS like never before.(snip) Today, in the first game of the CWS, the real world throws out the first pitch. It will be thrown by Luke Heimlich, ace pitcher of Oregon State, one of the favorites to win the series. (snip) Heimlich, a senior left-hander who is 16-1 with a team-best 2.32 ERA and is a two-time Pac-12 pitcher of the year. But there’s one thing about Heimlich that you won’t find in the stat sheet. Heimlich pleaded guilty in 2012 to sexually abusing his 6-year-old...
  • Kevin McHale Under Fire For Attending Donald Trump Rally

    06/21/2018 8:15:33 AM PDT · by KavMan · 16 replies
    Every time I think the far left wing in this country mixing sports and politics can’t get any more insane — they do. Last night Donald Trump traveled to Duluth, Minnesota for a rally in that community. Trump, who lost the state of Minnesota by just 44,765 votes to Hillary Clinton out of nearly three million votes cast, spoke to over 9,000 at the rally. Among those in attendance? Legendary Boston Celtic player and former coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Houston Rockets, Kevin McHale. McHale wasn’t on the stage or introduced by Trump, he was just in the...
  • And what would Khamenei say? Iranians to Israel: “We Love You, and Know You Love Us”

    06/20/2018 4:52:37 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 1 replies
    ynet ^ | 6/16/18 | Yair Katan and Oz Mualem
    The drama in St. Petersburg, the marriage proposal at the break and the Persian celebration. Yair Kattan heard from the Iranians why they are actually our friends. Video in Hebrew at link.
  • This Is a 1000-Hp Toyota Hypercar

    06/20/2018 2:41:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | Jun 20, 2018 | By Máté Petrány
    Update: At the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota announced that the company is now developing the GR Super Sport Concept as a road car, effectively bringing Le Mans tech to the streets, a first since the GT1 era. What a time to be alive. Our original story on the concept, published 1/12/18, appears below. ______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Last year, Toyota boss Akio Toyoda said that as the auto industry approaches times of tremendous change he is "strongly determined to make sure that cars will be fun for the next 100 years." One small step towards that honorable goal would...
  • Streaking fan hit by Lions player hires Toronto-based law firm

    06/20/2018 11:02:02 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 36 replies
    Sportsnet ^ | June 20, 2018 | Canadian Press
    VANCOUVER — A streaking fan who was hit by a B.C. Lions player has retained the services of a Toronto law firm. In a statement released Wednesday, Preszler Law Firm said the fan "suffered serious injuries, including a mild traumatic brain injury, as a result of being violently struck by BC Lions player Marcell Young." The fan, who hasn’t been identified, was levelled by Young, a Lions defensive back, when he ran onto the BC Place field during a CFL game between the Lions and Montreal Alouettes on Saturday. Wearing an orange Lions jersey and a pair of boxer briefs,...
  • Mike Trout

    06/19/2018 10:42:48 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 29 replies
    On 9 Jun Mike Trout went 0-5 against Minnesota and was batting .299. Eight days and eight games later he’s batting .335. This is unbelievable. If he keeps this hitting up we might see the first .400 hitter since Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941.
  • Canadian Football League Week 2 Picks & Live Thread

    06/19/2018 2:33:41 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 28 replies ^ | Bender2
    Canadian Football League Week 2 Picks & Live Thread
  • Tiger Woods and Stevie Wonder are in a bar

    06/17/2018 1:27:57 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 35 replies
    email from a friend | 6/17/2018 | unknown
    Tiger Woods and Stevie Wonder are in a bar. Tiger turns to Stevie and says, "How's the singing career going? Stevie replies, "Not too bad. How's the golf?" Woods replies, "Not too bad. I've had some problems with my swing, but I think I've got that right now." Stevie: "I always find that when my swing goes wrong, I need to stop playing for a while and not think about it. Then the next time I play, it seems to be all right." Surprised, Tiger says, "You play GOLF?!!" Stevie: "Yes, I've been playing for years." Tiger: "But -- you're...
  • Why Phil Mickleson should apologize then withdraw from the U.S. Open

    06/16/2018 5:25:51 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 202 replies ^ | Ian O'Connor
    I'm sorry. Those are the first two words Phil Mickelson should say publicly Sunday morning after a fitful night of sleep. I withdraw. Those are the next words Mickelson should say on his way out of the U.S. Open and into a better and brighter tomorrow. Mickelson made a mockery of his sport's national championship on his 48th birthday, and he should now do the honorable thing and remove himself from the tournament. He hit his moving ball out of frustration on the 13th green at Shinnecock Hills, and then told a counterfeit tale about his intent. Mickelson said he...
  • John Shippen Jr.: African-American pioneer; first American-born golf professional

    06/16/2018 6:46:23 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 12 replies ^ | 2/2/15 | Bob Denney
    As American golf popularity skyrocketed at the start of the 20th century, Scottish immigrant professionals like Willie Dunn found their career footing. Dunn was a combination superb player, golf instructor and owner of Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, built near the Shinnecock Indian reservation in Southampton, New York. One of Dunn’s best young students was John Matthew Shippen Jr., one of nine children of Eliza and John Shippen Sr., an African-American Presbyterian minister who had moved his family to the reservation in 1888 from Washington, D.C. At age 15, young Shippen was introduced to golf. A year later, he was employed...
  • Tiger Woods bombs in US Open disaster

    06/15/2018 12:45:17 PM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 15, 2018 | Brett Cyrgalis
    For all intents and purposes, Tiger Woods’ U.S. Open is over. The 14-time major champion continued his implosion at Shinnecock Hills with a second-round 72 on Friday, closing with two consecutive birdies to bring his two-day total to 10-over. Even if the afternoon wave of players shoots high scores, Woods remains on the outside of an early projected cut line around 8-over.
  • Reports: Former NFL TE Kellen Winslow Jr. facing rape, kidnapping charges involving [tr]

    06/15/2018 6:19:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 14, 2018 | Jason Owens
    Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been arrested in San Diego County on rape charges, according to multiple reports. NBC 7 in San Diego reports that Sheriff’s deputies arrested Winslow at his Vista, California home on Thursday. He stands charged with two counts of kidnapping with the intent to commit rape, two counts of forcible rape, one count of forcible sodomy, one count of forcible oral copulation, two counts of residential burglary and one count of indecent exposure, the district attorney’s office told NBC 7.