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  • Danica done: Patrick wrecks in final race of NASCAR career

    02/18/2018 6:19:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18 at 6:24 PM | Dan Gelston | AP
    Patrick’s final NASCAR race at the Daytona 500 captured her career to perfection. She had photojournalists embedded with her, a hunky celebrity NFL QB boyfriend by her side, social media buzzing — and a crumpled Chevy towed to the garage that put a premature end to her race. Patrick smooched her boyfriend and then kissed her NASCAR career goodbye when she was caught up in a wreck in Sunday’s race. Her final win-loss record was a dud: 0 for 191 in the Cup series.
  • How America Can Make a Medal Comeback in Pyeongchang

    02/18/2018 5:58:26 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    NBC New York ^ | February 18, 2018 | Chris Blake
    The United States has won at least 25 Winter Olympic medals at each of the last four Games. With one week to go in Pyeongchang, the Americans have visited the podium just 10 times and are on pace to post their lowest medal count at Winter Games since 1998. After winning 13 medals each at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics and 1998 Nagano Olympics, Team USA medal totals at Olympic Winter Games increased exponentially. First, it was 34 trips to the podium in 2002 at Salt Lake City. Then, 25 medals at Turin in 2006. A record 37 Winter Olympic medals...
  • Sunday Feb 18 Olympics snark thread. Day 1 of Ice Dancing!

    02/18/2018 5:51:28 PM PST · by RooRoobird20 · 22 replies
    Me ^ | Feb 18 2018 | Me
    Wheeeee, it's the start of Olympic Ice Dancing!!!!!! Mr. Roo Roo is wavering between homicide and suicide. We have to flip back and forth between ice dancing and two man bobsled or we might have to get a divorce. Okay,here is my expert opinion on ice dancing: there should be point subtractions for bad outfits and women's armpits with five oclock shadows. Seriously.
  • NBA Disgrace

    02/18/2018 5:36:13 PM PST · by savedbygrace · 16 replies
    That was a disgraceful version of the Star Spangled Banner by Fergie. Then, as soon as she finished, she screamed, “Let’s play basketball.” Sheesh
  • UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros, Live Thread

    02/18/2018 5:16:11 PM PST · by Impy · 11 replies
    2-18-2018
    Prelims in progress on Fox Sports 1, Main Card at 9 Eastern, same channel. Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone v. Yancy Medeiros in the main event. Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura in the co-main. James Vick vs. Francisco Trinaldo
  • Russian chemist apologizes 'to all clean athletes we cheated'

    02/18/2018 3:23:44 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | Feb 16, 2018 | Associated Press
    "I am very sorry to all the clean athletes we cheated," former Russian anti-doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov said in correspondence to The Associated Press. Rodchenkov, who lives in hiding, denied claims by Russian President Vladimir Putin that his unmasking of the scandal was being controlled by U.S. agencies. "As usual, Putin is misinformed," Rodchenkov said. "I am speaking the truth. No one is influencing me." Rodchenkov also berated the Court of Arbitration for Sport for overturning lifetime Olympic bans on Russians, saying the ruling gave the impression to clean competitors that "we don't care about you." Asked whether he...
  • Olympics Ratings Fall To 2018 Low On 2nd Saturday; Steady With Sochi 2014

    02/18/2018 1:50:45 PM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 18, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    At the halfway point of the XXIII Winter Olympics, things are certainly feeling a little chilly for both Team USA and NBC. As last night’s primetime coverage displayed even with the surprise silver in the short-track speedskating that John-Henry Krueger scored, both the medal count for America’s athletes and the ratings for the broadcaster are struggling to gain traction in the PyeongChang games.
  • Bubba Wallace set to make history as black driver in Daytona

    02/18/2018 1:42:02 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 2/17/2018 | Dan Gelston
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Richard Petty rarely visits pit road after a race anymore and usually with good reason. The Hall of Fame driver’s eponymous race team has toiled for decades in mediocrity, with checkered flags all but extinct. Bubba at Daytona changed the game. Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. had driven the iconic No. 43 car to a third-place finish in a Daytona 500 qualifying race, setting off a celebration for Richard Petty Motorsports almost worthy of winning NASCAR’s marquee race itself. The King strolled to the pits and hugged Wallace. The 80-year-old Petty wrapped his arm around Wallace...
  • Adam Rippon to Work as NBC Correspondent at Olympics

    02/18/2018 4:19:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | February 18, 2018 | Staff
    Adam Rippon took his final skate of the Pyeongchang Olympics on Saturday but the self-proclaimed "icon" isn't going home just yet. The figure skater will work for NBC as a correspondent during the final week of the Olympics on multiple platforms, including television and social media, an NBC Olympics spokesperson has confirmed.
  • Barstool Sports co-host Patrick Connor fired by KNBR after calling Olympian a 'hot piece'

    02/18/2018 8:48:23 AM PST · by Enterprise · 28 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | 2-15-18 | Gregg Re
    "She's fine as hell," Connor said on the program, while speaking with former MLB player Dallas Braden and comedian Brody Stevens. "If she was 18, you wouldn't be ashamed to say that she's a little hot piece of a--," he continued. "And she is. She is adorable. I'm a huge Chloe Kim fan."
  • 100s of USA swimmers were sexually abused for decades and the people in charge knew and ignored it

    02/17/2018 3:38:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | February 17, 2018 | SCOTT M. REID
    100s of USA swimmers were sexually abused for decades and the people in charge knew and ignored it, investigation findsFor decades the sexual abuse of young athletes by their coaches lingered just beneath the surface in American swimming’s otherwise golden waters. In 2005, USA Swimming president Ron Van Pool decided it was time to bring the issue to the surface. Giving his annual State of Swimming address, Van Pool pushed for a more aggressive approach within the sport to taking on sexual abuse. “USA Swimming is frightfully behind the curve in this process and there are those who would have...
  • NBC Erroneously Declared Olympic Winner in Women’s Super-G Before Finals Ended (tr)

    02/17/2018 9:14:52 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    Vulture ^ | February 17, 2018 | Devon Ivie
    NBC Olympics✔ @NBCOlympics You'd be shocked, too. 😱 Ester Ledecka, a world champion SNOWBOARDER, shocks the field to win a surprise-gold by 0.01 in alpine skiing women's super-G! #WinterOlympics http://bit.ly/2BL0w0l 1,749 people are talking about this As the old saying goes: Don’t you dare cut away to the figure skating until all of the skiers have their time in the snow. NBC learned this the hard way during the network’s Olympics coverage on Friday evening, when commentators Bode Miller and Dan Hicks decided to crown Anna Veith, one of the most dominant Super-G competitors in the world, the winner of...
  • No medal for Lindsey Vonn in Olympic super-G

    02/16/2018 8:11:21 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 178 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/16/18 | Associated Press
    There will be no medal for American skier Lindsey Vonn in the Olympic super-G at the Pyeongchang Games. She had a fast run going before a mistake near the bottom cost her valuable time. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein leads after the opening eight racers. Vonn will have another chance in the downhill. At age 33, she is trying to become the oldest woman to win an Olympic Alpine medal. She won bronze in the super-G at the 2010 Vancouver Games — to go with her downhill gold — but missed the 2014 Sochi Olympics after surgery on her right knee.
  • Olympics Ratings Slide To 2018 Low As Mikaela Shiffrin Fails To Medal In Slalom

    02/16/2018 8:51:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 16, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    Team USA has a total of eight medals so far at the XXIII Winter Games, but another gold in slalom for Mikaela Shiffrin was not destined to be one of them last night in NBC’s primetime coverage, as the network hit a new 2018 low in the ratings.
  • Report: Baylor Redshirt Football Players Involved in Sexual Assault Investigation

    02/16/2018 6:55:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    SI ^ | February 15, 2018 | Charlotte Carroll
    Two Baylor redshirt football players, along with two other student suspects, are reportedly under investigation in connection with a sexual assault involving Baylor female athletes, per KWTX. The complainant and victim are reportedly members of the school's equestrian team.
  • Lincecum puts on pitching showcase. Why a scout expects him to be signed soon

    02/15/2018 7:43:08 PM PST · by Mariner · 28 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | February 15th, 2018 | By Noel Harris
    Tim Lincecum isn’t ready to leave the game. The former Giants ace, who hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2016 with the Los Angeles Angels, held a showcase for 17 teams Thursday in the Seattle area, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. There were 17 teams at Tim Lincecum’s workout today, and most had him at 91-93 mph with more strikes than expected. A number of teams are hoping Lincecum is willing to consider a multi-inning or potentially late-game relief role where his fastball-changeup combination can thrive. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 16, 2018 Jon Heyman, an MLB Network...
  • Blake Griffin's jilted ex tears into NBA star in lawsuit, claiming he 'abandoned' [tr]

    02/14/2018 1:17:16 PM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 14, 2018 | Ryan Perry and Cheyenne Roundtree
    Blake Griffin's ex girlfriend has torn into the NBA star in a lawsuit filed on Valentine's Day, claiming that he abandoned his family for a romance with Kendall Jenner. Brynn Cameron is taking the 28-year-old Los Angeles Clippers player to court, claiming he is refusing to provide financial support for her and their children. Cameron and Blake met nine years ago, had two children together and were engaged, but the athlete called off the wedding last year and set his sights on 22-year-old catwalk model Jenner.
  • Former Dallas Cowboy Lincoln Coleman Found Safe After Forgetting Where He Parked

    02/14/2018 11:20:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    dfw.cbslocal.com ^ | February 13, 2018 at 9:52 pm | By Jeff Paul
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Missing since Friday, former Dallas Cowboys running back Lincoln Coleman was found safe on Tuesday morning, according to Dallas Police. Investigators were worried about his diminished mental capacity and his need for medical help. Coleman’s agent and friend of 15 years, Christopher Randolph, said Coleman had parked his car at a church three blocks from his house. He said Coleman could not figure out where he left his car or how to get home. Randolph said on Tuesday at about 4 a.m., Coleman returned home but was confused about what happened. “We were worried about him freezing....
  • Freeper airplane pilots ? (Unbridled, off-the-rails vanity)

    02/14/2018 8:37:40 AM PST · by Celerity · 49 replies
    Self | 2/14/18 | Celerity
    Greetings and Salutations to everyone on this fine Valentine's day and I hope this stupid little Vanity I spit out finds it's way to your eyeballs. I'm moving my family across the country, but I'm not sure where yet. Luckily, this thread isn't about that. What it is about is my simmering desire to take to the air. When I move across the country, I really want to se my next goal to be a private airplane owner. But I know nothing on the topic. I mean I read a lot on it, but I'm itching to talk to someone...
  • Notre Dame Forced to Vacate Wins From National Runner-Up Season

    02/14/2018 6:04:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    SI ^ | February 13, 2018 | Dan Grantland
    The NCAA has ordered Notre Dame to vacate its football wins from the 2012 and 2013 seasons after denying the school’s appeal of sanctions tied to academic misconduct. The Irish won 12 games in 2012 before losing to Alabama in the BCS championship game and went 9–4 in 2013.