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  • Jesse Owens, a Film Hero once again

    02/25/2018 3:24:01 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb 2016 | S. Tillet
    Commissioned by the Propaganda Ministry to film the 1936 Berlin games, Leni Riefenstahl was set to showcase the triumph of German athletes as proof of Aryan physical and intellectual superiority over the rest of the world. But Jesse Owens, who earned gold in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump and the 4-by-100-meter relay, became the true star of Riefenstahl’s film. The close-up on Owens’s face, the white flare of the starting gun, Owens’s lurch, and then his upright run past his competitors in 10.3 seconds, and the ever-so-close tight shot of a perturbed Hitler. Owens had become...
  • urban wild boar hunt in Russia. full video

    One day a crazed pig decides to go on rampage in a small town. However, he forgot he was in Russia. The town folk are not scared and have a few of their own tricks up their sleeve. Intense confrontation ensues using an old sink and trying to run him over with a car.
  • Gus Kenworthy slams Ivanka Trump at closing ceremony

    02/25/2018 9:06:12 AM PST · by Kozy · 37 replies
    MSN ^ | 02/25/2018 | Rebecca Savransky
  • The horrifying life of sex slavery North Korean cheerleaders face

    02/25/2018 2:59:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 91 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 23, 2018 | Natalie O'Neill
    Members of the North Korean national cheerleading squad — who have been featured gleefully rooting at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics — are systematically forced to have sex with high-ranking members of Kim Jong Un’s twisted regime, according to a disturbing report. Behind the scenes, the troupe — dubbed the “Pleasure Squad” by insiders — are forced to perform sex acts on party leaders during their trip to the Olympics, a defector with knowledge of the sexual slavery told Bloomberg News.
  • (Vanity)After 22 years I have cancelled renewal of NFL Sunday Ticket!

    02/24/2018 8:49:32 PM PST · by JohnKinAK · 55 replies
    JK | 2/24/18 | JK
    I have subscribed to NFL Sunday Ticket since 1995 and have cancelled my renewal for 2018. I haven't actually used it like I used to for the past few years. God put on my heart that football was an idol in my life. Being in Alaska the games come early and in the past I would skip morning services to watch games, and go to evening services only. I haven't done that for 5 years, I dvr the game(s) of interest and watch them at my leisure. Stopped watching all together mid-season of 2017 and just didn't miss it. It...
  • Pitt played one of the worst halves of basketball ever

    02/24/2018 5:34:02 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Fenruary 24, 2018 | Sam Cooper
    It’s been a rough year for the Pittsburgh basketball program. In its second year with Kevin Stallings as head coach, the Panthers have not won a single game in conference play and entered Saturday’s home game against No. 1 Virginia with an 8-21 (0-16 ACC) record. With its first half performance against the Cavaliers, Pitt may have finally hit rock bottom. The Panthers went into the half trailing 30-7. Yes, Pitt scored only seven points in 20 minutes of action.
  • Report: Sean Miller May Be Owed Twice As Much By Arizona If He's Fired With Cause

    02/24/2018 5:13:32 PM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Deadspin ^ | February 24, 2018 | Chris Thompson
    Ah, now here is a sensible way to write a contract: make sure you include in there some significant monetary incentive for behavior that breaches the terms of the contract. Darren Rovell ✔ @darrenrovell JUST IN: Sean Miller’s contract, as written, somehow pays him more for getting fired with cause than without cause. So if Miller is fired with cause, Arizona will owe him approximately $5 million more ($10.3 million versus $5.15 million) than if they fired for no reason.
  • Jaguars signing Blake Bortles to 3-year, $54 million extension, report says

    02/24/2018 5:10:37 PM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Sporting News ^ | February 24, 2018 | Thomas Lott
    The Jaguars are signing quarterback Blake Bortles to an extension, according to a report from NFL Network. After a season in which the Jaguars made it to the AFC Championship Game, Jacksonville had to make a decision as to whether the team would continue with Bortles going forward, or go with someone else. It appears they chose the former.
  • UFC on Fox: Emmett vs. Stephens, Live Thread

    02/24/2018 3:18:56 PM PST · by Impy · 19 replies
    Prelims airing now on Fox Sports 2 and Fox Sports GO, should be transferred to Fox Broadcast Network soon, Main card there at 8 Eastern. Featherweight Josh Emmett vs. Jeremy Stephens Women's Strawweight Jéssica Andrade vs. Tecia Torres Light Heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux vs. Ilir Latifi Welterweight Mike Perry vs. Max Griffin Bantamweight Renan Barão vs. Brian Kelleher Women's Bantamweight Sara McMann vs. Marion Reneau Women's Strawweight Angela Hill vs. Maryna Moroz
  • USA curling’s 'Miracurl on Ice' gold-medal win goes viral

    02/24/2018 2:33:02 PM PST · by ak267 · 41 replies
    Newsday ^ | 2-24-2018 | Neil Best
    When it ended with the United States’ first gold in the sport at about 4:15 a.m. Eastern (6:15 p.m. in Korea), more than 77,000 people were streaming the event through NBC’s Olympics website. How many were watching on television on NBCSN? It ended so late that data will not be available until Sunday for the 3 to 4:15 a.m. ET portion of the telecast. But an average of 1.58 million viewers were watching from 1:30 to 3 a.m., a remarkable figure given the hour, the sport and the channel.
  • NBC's $12 billion investment in the Olympics is looking riskier

    02/24/2018 9:38:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | February 24, 2018 | Ahiza Garcia
    In 2011, NBC paid a total of $4.38 billion for the rights to the next four Olympics. Three years later it bought another six for $7.7 billion. At the time, the deals looked to many like a sure thing. Now, they have started looking like they could end up being more of a burden than a boon. For years, the conventional wisdom in TV had been that even as younger viewers turned away from TV, live sports were invulnerable -- after all, the thinking went, people wanted to watch live sports, well, live.
  • Team USA Strikes 1st Curling Gold But Olympics Ratings Slide To 2018 Low

    02/24/2018 9:34:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 24, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    After almost being eliminated earlier in the XXIII Winter Games, last night’s all-time first gold medal in curling for Team USA was a sweeter than usual win for skipper John Shuster and crew. However, played past the midnight hour on NBC Sports Network, the victory, witnessed by a crowd-pleasing First Daughter Ivanka Trump and others from the US delegation there for Sunday’s Closing Ceremony, did nothing to help NBC primetime ratings bottom line. And bottom is the operative word today as Olympics fatigue has definitely set-in for the final stretch of the 2018 international competition for the Comcast-owned outlet.
  • Russian bobsledder Sergeeva admits to doping, sent home

    02/24/2018 7:49:47 AM PST · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/24/2018 | Chris Lehourites
    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- A Russian bobsledder who tested positive for a banned substance at the Pyeongchang Olympics has admitted to doping and has been disqualified from the games. The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Saturday said Nadezhda Sergeeva has accepted a provisional suspension but reserved her right ''to seek the elimination or reduction'' of her expected ban from competition. Sergeeva, who wore a T-shirt at the start of the games that said ''I don't do doping,'' was the second Russian to test positive at the Olympics. Curler Alexander Krushelnitsky also tested positive and returned his bronze medal...
  • FBI wiretaps show Sean Miller discussed $100K payment to lock recruit

    02/24/2018 3:46:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 24, 2018 | Mark Schlabach
    FBI wiretaps intercepted telephone conversations between Arizona coach Sean Miller and Christian Dawkins, a key figure in the FBI's investigation into college basketball corruption, in which Miller discussed paying $100,000 to ensure star freshman Deandre Ayton signed with the Wildcats, sources familiar with the government's evidence told ESPN.
  • Report: Ex-Bears CB Charles Tillman now an FBI Agent

    02/23/2018 1:58:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NFL ^ | 2/23
    Evildoers running afoul of the law best keep their head on a swivel, or they might be blindsided by a Peanut Punch. Former NFL cornerback Charles Tillman is now an FBI agent, Sporting News reported. "He is currently working for the FBI. [He] has his badge and everything," a source told Sporting News. The Bureau does not comment on personnel matters. The longtime Chicago Bears cornerback began training with the FBI last year, according to the Chicago Tribune. Tillman's graduation from the Training Academy came in the nick of time. The FBI stipulates all new agents must be selected before...
  • Winter Olympics: Germany Stun Defending Champions Canada to Face OAR in Men's Ice Hockey Final

    02/23/2018 1:48:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/23
    Germany reached the men's ice hockey final at the Winter Olympics for the first time by beating defending champions Canada in the semi-finals. The 10th-seeded Germans won 4-3 at Gangneung Hockey Centre despite Canada fighting back from 4-1 down at the start of the third period. Germany will face the Olympic athletes from Russia (OAR) in Sunday's final.
  • Ex-Dolphin Jonathan Martin taken into custody over social media post

    02/23/2018 1:38:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | Kyle Bonagura
    Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin has been detained for questioning in Los Angeles as a result of a threatening image posted on social media, according to reports. "The individual we believe responsible for the social media post in question has been detained and our investigation is ongoing," the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement. ABC News confirmed that Martin was the man detained by police.
  • Bullied NFL Lineman Posts Shotgun Photo, Forces High School to Close

    02/23/2018 1:35:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 23, 2018 | Justin Terranova
    Former Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin posted a chilling Instagram story that forced a high school to close. On Thursday, Martin caught the attention of school officials with a story that featured a photo of a shotgun and the names of former Dolphins teammates Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey as well as the Los Angeles-area high school, Harvard-Westlake, that Martin attended. The 28-year-old was taken into custody on Friday, ABC reported. “When you’re a bully victim and a coward, your options are suicide or revenge,” Martin cryptically posted.
  • Shani Davis Turns Down a Chance at the Olympic Sendoff He Deserves

    02/23/2018 11:05:25 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 48 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | February 23, 2018 | Michael Rosenberg
    GANGNEUNG, South Korea – It ended with a duck and a dodge, which was sad. Shani Davis deserved better than that. He finished seventh in what was probably the final race of his Olympic career, and then he ducked out of the rink without walking though the mixed zone so that he could dodge the media. As athlete crimes go, this was a parking ticket. Not a big deal. But by doing it, Davis robbed himself. Maybe he doesn’t care about a grand sendoff. More likely, he didn’t trust us to give him one, and that is what is sad:...
  • 'I Really Thought there had been a Mistake': Gold Medal-Winning Cross-Country Skier Jessie [Trunc]

    02/23/2018 10:59:03 AM PST · by Cecily · 16 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 23, 2018 | Marlene Lenthang
    Gold-medalist and cross-country skier Jessie Diggins will have the honor of holding the American flag in the Winter Olympics closing ceremony this Sunday. Diggins, 26, was elected to carry the national banner by fellow Team USA athletes after she and skiing partner Kikkan Randall, 35, made history as the first American cross-country skiers to win Olympic gold on Wednesday. Diggins shared she is 'humbled' by her election and admits she at first thought the honor was a mistake.