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  • Terrorists kill eight and wound 45 in 'inhuman' bombing attack on cricket match in Afghanistan

    05/25/2018 5:55:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2018 | Nic White
    Terrorists murdered eight people and wounded another 45 by detonating three bombs at a cricket match in Afghanistan. The explosives went off nearly simultaneously in crowds of spectators at the match in a Jalalabad stadium late on Friday night. Among those killed was the deputy provincial mayor of neighboring Laghman province and the organiser of the night time 'Ramadan Cup' tournament.
  • NFL owners are 'f-----g terrified' of Trump, report says

    05/25/2018 5:07:45 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24, 2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    There's reportedly one big reason why the NFL took sweeping action Wednesday in adopting a new national anthem policy prior to the start of the 2018 season. And he resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington. “Our league is f-----g terrified of Trump. We're scared of him,” one unnamed source told Bleacher Report as reaction to the plan poured in. After a tumultuous 2017 season, which saw NFL attendance and TV ratings drop as President Trump and others criticized on-field protests by many of the league's players, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced this week that the league would fine any...
  • NFL players reportedly already discussing new forms of protest after national anthem rule

    05/24/2018 1:31:28 PM PDT · by C19fan · 95 replies
    The HIll ^ | May 24, 2018 | Julia Manchester
    Various NFL players are reportedly discussing different forms of protesting in response to a new policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem. “I talked to a former NFL player yesterday who has said that players are already talking about other ways in which they can protest," NBC's Craig Melvin said on "Today" on Thursday. Melvin did not specify which players he spoke to, or what other forms of protesting they were considering.
  • New York Jets chairman, brother of Trump ambassador, says he'll pay fines for team players who prote

    05/24/2018 11:59:38 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/23/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Full title......................New York Jets chairman, brother of Trump ambassador, says he'll pay fines for team players who protest during anthem...........................The chairman of the New York Jets said he will pay the fines for players on his team who protest during the national anthem, hours after the NFL announced a new policy penalizing players who do so. Jets chairman Christopher Johnson told Newsday that he never wants “to put restrictions on the speech of our players.” The NFL announced the new policy earlier Wednesday, saying that teams can avoid fines by allowing players to stay off the field during the anthem....
  • 'Maybe they shouldn’t be in the country': Trump suggests NFL players should leave the U.S. if...

    05/24/2018 11:11:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 24, 2018 | Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent
    FULL TITLE: 'Maybe they shouldn’t be in the country': Trump suggests NFL players should leave the U.S. if they don't stand for the national anthem after rule change banning the controversial protest President Donald Trump backed an NFL rule change Wednesday that bans kneeling during the national anthem and hits violators with fines. However, the president — who instigated the new policy with his withering rebuke of players refusing to stand during the tribute to America — said the measure doesn't go far enough. 'I don’t think people should be staying in the locker rooms,' he told Fox & Friends...
  • Move over Clemson, Oregon and Alabama ... Northwestern's ridiculous new practice facility is [tr]

    05/24/2018 5:39:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 23, 2018 | Pete Thamel
    On a sun-splashed spring morning scripted by the local chamber of commerce, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald hops into his Lincoln Navigator and flips on his Under Armour sunglasses. He’s driving from Northwestern’s current antiquated football facility to its resplendent new one, a mile expanse from the program’s musty past to its glistening future. Fitzgerald tells the story of his favorite reaction to the new $270 million athletic facility, Ryan Fieldhouse and Walter Athletics Center, which opens next month. The facility looks as if a rendering from “The Jetsons” dropped on the shores of Lake Michigan, with 45-foot floor-to-ceiling windows that...
  • Liberal media outraged after 'racist' NFL adopts ‘un-American’ policy to combat national anthem

    05/23/2018 1:17:14 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/23/18 | Brian Flood
    Full title..................Liberal media outraged after 'racist' NFL adopts ‘un-American’ policy to combat national anthem protests............... CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill urged all players to remain in the locker room. The CNN star added, “The worst part is that we’ve just accepted the idea that the national anthem has to be sung before each game as an article of faith.”
  • NFL’s Proposed National Anthem Rules: Penalties for Kneeling Being Considered

    05/22/2018 5:08:46 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | May 22, 2018 | Albert Breer
    On Tuesday, NFL owners put three hours aside for a privileged session to speak—amongst themselves and family members—about the most sensitive of topics. One was how the league will handle players kneeling during the national anthem going forward. An idea being floated in the room goes like this: It would be up to the home team on whether both teams come out of the locker room for the anthem, and, should teams come out, 15-yard penalties could be assessed for kneeling. The league is currently being sued by Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, with the two unsigned free agents alleging...
  • Marco Rubio Defends Colin Kaepernick, Belongs In the NFL

    05/22/2018 1:43:45 PM PDT · by Pelham · 77 replies
    TMZ ^ | May 21, 2018 | tmz staff
    Sen. Marco Rubio is once again breaking from Donald Trump ... defending Colin Kaepernick's right to protest and telling TMZ Sports why he absolutely SHOULD be on an NFL roster. "Look, I support his right to stand for what he does," the republican senator tells us ... "I don't agree with what he did but I support his right to do it." "But if we're just talking football ... there aren't 63 better quarterbacks in the world." FYI, Rubio is assuming there are 64 quarterbacks currently on NFL rosters. Rubio said he's not sure if the NFL owners actually colluded...
  • LaVar Ball Says That His Sons Will Be Billionaires Before LeBron James (VIDEO)

    05/22/2018 12:57:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Total Pro Sports ^ | May 22, 2018 | Darrelle Lincoln
    t seems it’s been a few months since LaVar Ball has given some outrageous hot takes about his sons, but he wasted no time getting back to form. LaVar Ball’s “master plan” was originally to get Lonzo Ball, LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball all on the Los Angeles Lakers roster together, but now, he’s thinking even bigger. The Big Baller Brand CEO wants the Lakers to turn his children into the NBA’s first active billionaires. LaVar was in attendance at the Pro Basketball Combine at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., when Hoop Journey filmed a conversation between LaVar and the...
  • Rams new stadium costs pass $4 billion, more than double any other U.S. stadium

    05/22/2018 9:03:22 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Frank Schwab
    This new Los Angeles Rams stadium better be good. We know it will be expensive, to a record level. Sports Business Journal reported that costs for the new stadium in Inglewood have passed $4 billion. You read that right. Stadium costs have gone way up through the years, but no other stadium in the United States has come anywhere close to this. SBJ said the most expensive stadium previous to this was MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, and that cost $1.7 billion. The Raiders’ new stadium in Las Vegas is expected to cost more than $2 billion. That’s still less...
  • Rams new stadium costs pass $4 billion, more than double any other U.S. stadium

    05/22/2018 4:47:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | May 17, 2018, 10:29 AM | Frank Schwab, Shutdown Corner
    This new Los Angeles Rams stadium better be good. We know it will be expensive, to a record level. Sports Business Journal reported that costs for the new stadium in Inglewood have passed $4 billion. You read that right. Stadium costs have gone way up through the years, but no other stadium in the United States has come anywhere close to this. SBJ said the most expensive stadium previous to this was MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, and that cost $1.7 billion. The Raiders’ new stadium in Las Vegas is expected to cost more than $2 billion. That’s still less...
  • Spurs replacing dance squad with a ‘family-friendly’ coed ‘hype team’

    05/21/2018 12:01:50 PM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 21, 2018 | Rick Maese
    They were there for all five of the Spurs’ NBA championship runs, dancing in the aisles, performing during halftimes, trying to liven up the crowd. From the early days of David Robinson to what might have been Kawhi Leonard’s final season in San Antonio, the Silver Dancers were part of the Spurs’ game day experience for more than a quarter-century. Leonard’s future remains uncertain, but the Silver Dancers are apparently done. The team is reportedly eliminating its longtime dance team, replacing it next season with a 35-member ‘family-friendly’ co-ed “hype team” that will feature tumbling and acrobatics.
  • New Orleans only city vying for Super Bowl 2024 at NFL owners meetings on Wednesday

    05/21/2018 9:17:25 AM PDT · by bgill · 25 replies
    nola.com ^ | May 21, 2018 | Larry Holder
    New Orleans could once again become the home for the Super Bowl on Wednesday afternoon (May 23). That's when the city's contingent, led by the New Orleans Saints and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, will present a proposal to the NFL team owners to host the 2024 Super Bowl (58), according to the Saints and the GNOSF. New Orleans will be the only suitor for the 2024 Super Bowl at the league owners meetings, making its chances of landing the NFL's crowning event highly probable. The vote by the 31 other teams is expected to occur shortly after the...
  • Hicks’ MLB-record 105 mph pitches had teammates stunned (video)

    05/21/2018 7:19:24 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 54 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 5/20/2018 | Andrew Joesph
    Cardinals rookie pitcher Jordan Hicks came as close as humanly possible to throwing literal fireballs against the Phillies on Sunday. He hit 105 mph with the fastball twice, which tied the MLB mark with Aroldis Chapman for the fastest-recorded pitch. He also broke out 104 mph two other times in his 1.1 innings of work. The Cardinals dugout couldn't believe what they were watching. As if the 105 mph heat wasn't crazy enough, Hicks had plenty of movement too. It was ridiculous.
  • Golden Knights' trip to Stanley Cup Final helps healing process

    05/21/2018 3:44:13 AM PDT · by airborne · 93 replies
    NHL Website ^ | 5/21/18 | Nicholas J. Cotsonika
    Storybook season that started with tragedy is four wins from championship They talked about it ahead of time, just in case. The Vegas Golden Knights didn't have a captain. They were the epitome of a team. So if they defeated the Winnipeg Jets and won the Western Conference, who would accept the Clarence Campbell Bowl? It had to be defenseman Deryk Engelland, because this storybook season has been about more than becoming the greatest expansion team of all-time, more than establishing the NHL in a new market and more than giving Las Vegas its first major league sports team.
  • NBA Star Slams JJ Watt For Offering To Pay For Funerals Of Santa Fe Victims

    05/20/2018 4:53:41 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 43 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 20 May 2018 | OfficerBlue
    NBA star Stephen Jackson went on the offensive against JJ Watt after news of his good deed. Santa Fe, TX - After the school shooting in Santa Fe on Friday, NFL star JJ Watt said that he would pay for the funerals for all 10 of the people who were murdered in the shooting. The offer follows Watt raising $37 million for victims of Hurricane Harvey. However, former NBA star Stephen Jackson found a way to slam Watt for offering to help, according to Total Pro Sports. In response to the news that Watt was going to personally pay for...
  • ‘I Don’t Drink Enough’: Celtics Legend Bill Russell Recovering [TR]

    05/19/2018 7:18:47 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    CBS BOSTON ^ | 19 MAY 2018 | CBS BOSTON
    BOSTON (CBS) – Celtics legend Bill Russell was rushed to a Washington state hospital Friday night after a scare he says resulted in him not drinking enough water. TMZ first reported that Russell was taken by ambulance from his Seattle-area home. His condition was not known at the time. But a short time later, Russell himself tweeted that he was on his way home from the hospital.
  • Tim Tebow is having a great month at Double A and could be on the rise

    05/19/2018 4:48:47 PM PDT · by Conserv · 17 replies
    The Mets are plagued with injuries once again. Tebow’s next move might not be to the majors, but he could be headed to the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s. If the Mets promote Matt den Dekker to the majors, Tebow could fill the open spot on the 51s.
  • UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman, Live Thread

    05/19/2018 4:14:46 PM PDT · by Impy · 14 replies
    5-19-2018
    Premlims on Fox Sports 2 at 8 Eastern, Main Card on Fox Sports 1 at 10 Eastern. Veteran Demian Maia vs. 12-1 Nigerian Kamaru Usman is the main event Chick Fight in the co-main Alexa Grasso vs. Tatiana Suarez Not a lot of big names on this card, the first UFC event in Chile