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  • Transgender male boxer Patricio Manuel makes history with a win in his pro debut

    12/09/2018 4:26:30 PM PST · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    LATimes ^ | December 8, 2018
    An emotional six-year journey proved worth every step for Patricio Manuel on Saturday when he climbed into the ring at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio to become the first transgender male boxer in U.S. history. Twelve minutes later he climbed out with a win in his professional debut, pounding out a unanimous decision over Mexican super-featherweight Hugo Aguilar. “I wouldn’t trade any of it. It was worth everything I went through to get to this point,” Manuel said. “I’m a professional boxer now.” He added: “The best part of tonight — once I got to the arena and...
  • Man Crosses Marathon Finish Line With Mother-in-Law Battling Alzheimer’s

    12/08/2018 8:07:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 8, 2018 | McGee Nall
    On November 18, 37-year-old José Garcia reached the finish line of the Bakersfield Marathon—but he didn’t cross alone. Before the end, Garcia went up to the sidelines to take hold of his 76-year-old mother-in-law, Odilia Esparza, who is battling late-stage Alzheimer’s disease, so she could finish the race with him. Esparza was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2010, and the disease has progressed to the point she can no longer walk, talk, or recognize her family members. But Esparza’s daughter, Daniela, fondly remembers the days before her adopted mother’s illness. While she was not a runner, she was a big believer...
  • Kyler Murray Wins Heisman Trophy

    12/08/2018 7:58:35 PM PST · by OKSooner · 20 replies
    KOTV Channel 6 Tulsa ^ | 12-8-2018 | Dean Blevins
    NEW YORK CITY - Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy Saturday night, the seventh Oklahoma Sooners football player to win college football's most coveted award. Murray beat out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Ohio State signal caller Dwayne Haskins for the honor, handed out in New York City in front of a national television audience. Murray's win one year after Baker Mayfield's is the first back-to-back Heisman win for one school since Army West Point's Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis did it back in 1945 and 1946. Murray led the nation in total yards with 4,945 and had 51 touchdowns...
  • Dallas Marathon Heart Attack Survivor to Run This Year’s Race With Surgeon Who Saved Him

    12/08/2018 7:20:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 8, 2018 | Elizabeth Millard
    During last year’s Dallas Marathon relay, Dwayne Pickens had only 5.2 miles for his segment, and he was confident that he’d breeze through it, considering he’d run eight miles the weekend before. About two miles in, the breathing issues started. He told Runner’s World that it was a cold morning, so he thought the cool air was affecting his lungs and making it more challenging to breathe. The next thing he remembers is waking up in the emergency room, where he found out that, technically, he’d been dead on the course for about two minutes. Although he’d never had any...
  • UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega, Live Thread

    12/08/2018 4:53:59 PM PST · by Impy · 16 replies
    Premlims on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports Go at 8 eastern, Main Card on PPV at 10 eastern. Featherweight Champ Max "Blessed" Holloway finally has his postponed match with undefeated challenger Brian Ortega. In the Co-Main we have a Women's Flyweight match up (For the Vacant Belt, Champ Nicco Montano was stripped for missing weight) between Valentina Shevchenko and former Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk Alex "Cowboy" Oliveira vs. Gunnar Nelson, Hakeem Dawodu vs. Kyle Bochniak and Jimi Manuwa vs. Thiago Santos round out the main card.
  • Liberty moves swiftly, hires Hugh Freeze as football coach

    12/08/2018 7:45:18 AM PST · by buckalfa · 15 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Damien Sordelett
    News Sports Business Weather Life & Entertainment Opinion In depth Customer Care Obituaries Jobs Classifieds Findit - Roanoke Times Business Directory Liberty moves swiftly, hires Hugh Freeze as football coach Damien Sordelett The News & Advance Dec 7, 2018 SEC Coaching Hot Seats Football FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, Mississippi head coach Hugh Freeze walks off the field following a loss to No. 1 Alabama in an NCAA college football game, in Oxford, Miss. Freeze agreed to terms with Liberty University to become its next head football coach. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File) Rogelio V. Solis...
  • Official Army/Navy Game Live Thread

    12/08/2018 5:58:42 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 103 replies
    When the Army West Point Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen take the field for the 119th Army-Navy Game on Saturday, fans from around the globe will have a number of options to follow the action live. CBS will carry Saturday's game live, with Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color analyst) and Jamie Erdahl (sideline) on the call. Check your local listings for channel information. Prior to the competition, fans will be able to watch Army and Navy on ESPN's College Gameday, live from Lincoln Financial Field from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pregame coverage will begin on CBS Sports...
  • One last major conference?

    12/07/2018 5:21:39 PM PST · by dangus · 54 replies
    2-18-12-06 | Dangus
    Could Notre Dame start its own conference. This is not a prediction. This is trying to get a conversation started. Conferences no longer need 12 teams to have a conference final. Five is a lousy number of major conferences for the post-season. And Texas has set precedent by having a special status within the Big 12. Could Notre Dame "longhorn" its way to a sixth major conference? Notre Dame declined joining the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), but the ACC isn't that great of a football conference. There's not much beyond Clemson. Notre Dame would find better competition in a league...
  • WWE Announces Larry 'The Axe' Hennig Has Died at Age 82

    12/06/2018 6:17:01 PM PST · by massmike · 3 replies ^ | 12/06/2018 | Joseph Zucker
    Wrestling legend Larry "The Axe" Hennig died at age 82, WWE confirmed Thursday. According to WWE, Hennig suffered from a lengthy illness as well as kidney failure. Hennig is a legend in his own right as a result of his time with the American Wrestling Association, where he was a four-time tag team champion. His bigger legacy, though, came as the patriarch of the Hennig wrestling family, which includes (grandson Curtis) Axel and Axel's father, "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig. According to the Internet Wrestling Database, Hennig last wrestled for the AWA in 1985, teaming with Mr. Perfect in a losing...
  • NFL LIVE THREAD: Week 14

    12/06/2018 3:57:21 PM PST · by Impy · 60 replies
    NFL LIVE THREAD Week 14 THURSDAY, DEC 6, 2018 (All Times Eastern) Jacksonville at Tennessee 8:20 pm NFLN/FOX/Amazon Prime Nissan Stadium SUNDAY, DEC 9, 2018 Atlanta at Green Bay 1:00 pm FOX Lambeau Field Baltimore at Kansas City 1:00 pm CBS Arrowhead Stadium Carolina at Cleveland 1:00 pm FOX FirstEnergy Stadium Indianapolis at Houston 1:00 pm CBS NRG Stadium New England at Miami 1:00 pm CBS Hard Rock Stadium New Orleans at Tampa Bay 1:00 pm FOX Raymond James Stadium N.Y. Giants at Washington 1:00 pm FOX FedEx Field N.Y. Jets at Buffalo 1:00 pm CBS New Era Field Cincinnati...
  • Heisman Trophy Trending Toward Oklahoma's Kyler Murray In Final Days

    12/06/2018 2:01:04 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies ^ | 12-6-2018 | Christopher Smith
    Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will need to pull a slight upset to win the Heisman Trophy when voting gets announced Saturday. (AP Photo)At times, the story of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa's college career has approached folklore status. If he played before the digital era, tales of his feats would present an American Samoan rival to Paul Bunyan, replete with a ukulele instead of an axe. Alabama has signed five-star quarterbacks before. But Trent Dilfer compared high-school Tagovailoa favorably to college sophomore Aaron Rodgers. As a true freshman, Tagovailoa did not play a snap of football with the outcome undetermined until...
  • Local hunter kills possible record-breaking buck

    12/06/2018 12:46:02 PM PST · by Paul R. · 39 replies ^ | 11/25/2018 | Emily Manley
    WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. -- A hunter in Williamson County could be in the running for one of the largest bucks ever shot in America. (snip) ...conservation officers told him they think the buck is 7 to 9 years old, weighs around 265 pounds alive, and could have as many as 51 scoreable points.
  • Steady-State Running and HIIT Have Some Serious Anti-Aging Effects

    12/05/2018 9:29:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 5, 2018 | Elizabeth Millard
    The fountain of youth just might be filled with sweat: Certain types of exercise can help you age better, new research published in the European Heart Journal suggests. In the study, researchers enrolled 266 young, healthy participants who were generally inactive. Then, they split them into four groups: an endurance training group, a HIIT group, a circuit-based weight lifting group, and a sedentary control group. The three exercise groups performed 45-minute sessions three times per week (the control group continued doing what they were doing, which, well, wasn’t much). At the end of six months, researchers looked at the lengths...
  • Ezekiel Elliott scolds NFL over Salvation Army kettle penalty: 'I'll pay their little fine'

    12/05/2018 7:59:55 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 41 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Dec. 5, 2018 | Jason Owens
    On Thanksgiving, Ezekiel Elliott dropped $21 and Dak Prescott into a giant Salvation Army kettle during a win over the Washington Redskins. His donation ended up costing him more than $13,000. *snip* “I mean, I didn’t really expect a fine,” Elliott told reporters. “Really don’t care about the fine. It’s all for a good cause. We’re trying to bring awareness to the Salvation Army." *snip* Elliott and Prescott both backed up their in-game stunts with $21,000 donations to the Salvation Army.
  • The Washington Redskins Sign A New Quarterback. Colin Kaepernick Fans Won’t Be Happy

    12/05/2018 1:00:32 PM PST · by Red Badger · 73 replies ^ | 8:20 AM 12/05/2018 | David Hookstead
    The Washington Redskins signed Josh Johnson to fill their quarterback void late Tuesday. The Redskins’ quarterback problems have only continued to get worse after backup Colt McCoy got hurt Monday against the Philadelphia Eagles. That left Mark Sanchez as the guy to lead the way. Some speculated this was finally the opening Colin Kaepernick had been waiting for. The team even openly admitted they had taken a look at the former 49ers quarterback. (RELATED: Here Are The Best Moments From NFL Week 13) Well, fans of the national anthem kneeling quarterback had their hopes dashed when Johnson, who was recently...
  • 'Dynamite Kid' Tom Billington dead at 60 (professional wrestler)

    12/05/2018 11:11:19 AM PST · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    CANOE -- Slam! Sports - Wrestling ^ | December 5, 2018 | Greg Oliver
    The death of "The Dynamite Kid" Tom Billington came on Tuesday, his 60th birthday, his health battles post-wrestling front and centre for years, proof that there was a huge price paid to be one of the most innovative, influential professional wrestlers in history. How influential was he? Even the curmudgeonly Bad News Allen Coage once gave Dynamite Kid props: "Pound for pound, Dynamite Kid was probably the best wrestler ever because you've still got these young guys today trying to emulate him in the ring. He was one of my favorites to work with. In our matches, the people just...
  • Ex-Patriot player Browner sentenced in attempted murder case

    12/05/2018 10:43:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 5 replies ^ | Posted 5:33 PM, December 4, 2018, | Staff
    POMONA, Calif. — Prosecutors say former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner has been sentenced to eight years in prison for trying to kill his ex-girlfriend after breaking into her Southern California home. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says Browner was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to attempted murder as part of a deal with prosecutors. The 34-year-old also pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to a child. The judge ordered Browner to stay away from the victim and her two children for 10 years. Browner, who won Super Bowls with the Seattle Seahawks and New England...
  • The XFL Announces the Eight Cities that Start Play in 2020

    12/05/2018 9:42:28 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 69 replies
    The eight teams and cities launching in February 2020 are: New York, MetLife/Meadowland Stadium, New Jersey Dallas-Ft. Worth, Globe Life Park, Arlington Houston, TDECU Stadium, Houston Los Angeles, StubHub Center, Carson City St. Louis, America Center, St. Louis Seattle, Century Link Field, Seattle Tampa Bay, Raymond James, Stadium, Tampa Bay Washington DC. Audi Field
  • Nationals To Sign Patrick Corbin

    12/04/2018 2:46:49 PM PST · by TBP · 19 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | December 4, 2018 | Jeff Todd and Steve Adams
    The Nationals have agreed to a deal with veteran lefty Patrick Corbin, according to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post (via Twitter). Corbin, a client of ISE Baseball, has landed a $140MM guarantee over a six-year term, Jon Heyman of Fancred tweets. Patrick Corbin | Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports Deferrals will reduce the true, present-day value of the deal, but it’s still a huge sum. Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets that the deferrals will be relatively minor, though details aren’t yet known. There will not be an opt-out opportunity in the deal, Bruce Levine of tweets....
  • Colt McCoy played through a broken leg [Redskins' #2]

    12/04/2018 10:34:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | December 03, 2018 - 11:18 pm | Brian Tinsman
    Say what you will about Colt McCoy, but he knew exactly how fleeting his opportunity would be to start for the Washington Redskins. This is the second chance he had waited years to find. So, even after breaking his leg on a play in the first half vs. the Philadelphia Eagles, he stayed in the game. Even hobbled, he completed his next two passes for five and 10 yards, taking the Redskins into field goal range where Dustin Hopkins put D.C. on the board. From there, McCoy was finally coaxed out of the game and into the locker room, where...