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SUPER BOWL ADS LECTURE AMERICA ON GIRL POWER, WIND POWER AND OBJECTIFYING MERMAIDS

on February 4, 2019, 8:45 AM / in Football

Super Bowl advertisers used the massive platform to on a number of topics — from using clean energy and respecting the media to the proper treatment of mermaids in the age of #MeToo. CBS, the network that hosted the big game, promoted “girl power” with an ad about girls playing football — and sponsor Budweiser took the time to note that […]

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Patriots top Rams 13-3 to win sixth NFL title in lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever

Patriots top Rams 13-3 to win sixth NFL title in lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever

on February 4, 2019, 5:24 AM / in Football

By Dan Wolken  |  USA TODAY ATLANTA — In a year that saw scoring records shattered all over the NFL, perhaps it’s only fitting that the Super Bowl went retro as the New England Patriots won their sixth title in the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era. The Patriots beat the Rams 13-3, scoring the go-ahead touchdown with seven minutes left after a grinder […]

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The Catch

on January 10, 2019, 8:34 AM / in History, Sports

Good morning, it’s Thursday, January 10, 2019. On this date in 1982, the San Francisco 49ers announced a 15-year run of sustained excellence with a thrilling 28-27 win over the much-feared Dallas Cowboys. The NFC championship game was hard-fought and competitive throughout — and didn’t end until Cowboys’ quarterback Danny White fumbled near midfield with a few seconds left. But […]

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The Other Champion Tigers

on January 8, 2019, 8:36 AM / in History, Sports

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, January 8, 2019. President Trump has scheduled his first prime-time Oval Office address tonight, presumably on the ongoing government shutdown. Meanwhile, college football has its new national champion, Clemson University, which many commentators believe has eclipsed Alabama as the supreme college program. Perhaps, but as they say in my favorite sport: “Wait ’til next year!” Historically, […]

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90-year-old US cyclist fails doping test, stripped of record & title

90-year-old US cyclist fails doping test, stripped of record & title

on January 7, 2019, 6:45 AM / in International News, Sports

Oh Come on Now….. A 90-year-old American cyclist has been stripped of a Masters title and record after returning a positive drugs test, the US Anti-Doping Agency has announced. Carl Grove set a world record as he won the men’s 90-94 sprint category at the Masters Track National Championships in July of last year. The veteran racer has said that […]

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Both Talent and Dedication: Simone Biles makes history as first woman to win four all-around world titles

Both Talent and Dedication: Simone Biles makes history as first woman to win four all-around world titles

on November 2, 2018, 7:56 AM / in Sports

Simone Biles won the women’s all-around title at the world gymnastics championships on Thursday. The win, her record fourth at the championships, came despite falls on the vault and balance beam. She also put one foot out of bounds on her first tumbling pass on the floor exercises, but a big advantage from difficulty points lifted her above Japan’s Mai […]

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Red Sox, clearly the better team, win the World Series in five games over Dodgers

on October 29, 2018, 7:06 AM / in Baseball

Your browser does not support iframes.By Bill Baer  |   NBC Sports  A quartet of homers from Steve Pearce (two), Mookie Betts, and J.D. Martinez provided more than enough offense as the Red Sox defeated the Dodgers 5-1 on Sunday night in Game 5 of the World Series, winning the organization’s first championship since 2013 and their ninth overall. Pearce, coming off a tremendous Game 4 performance, […]

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Jacksonville Jaguars players arrested outside London nightclub over ‘unpaid £50K bill’

Jacksonville Jaguars players arrested outside London nightclub over ‘unpaid £50K bill’

on October 29, 2018, 6:06 AM / in Football, International News

RT Four players from NFL team the Jacksonville Jaguars were arrested in London on Saturday after allegedly attempting to leave a nightclub without paying a £50,000 bar bill, which led to a brawl with security staff. The four players arrested have been named as Barry Church, D.J. Hayden, Ronnie Harrison and Jarrod Wilson, according to ESPN. The team are in the UK capital […]

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Broncos Cut QB After Arrest, Vow To ‘Help Him However We Can’

Broncos Cut QB After Arrest, Vow To ‘Help Him However We Can’

on October 26, 2018, 7:18 AM / in Football

Chad Kelly’s short stint as the Denver Broncos’ backup quarterback is over, and his former teammates and ex-coaches are trying to ignore the distraction of his dismissal while keeping him in their thoughts. The Broncos waived the second-year pro Wednesday, a day after he was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass after being accused of entering a couple’s suburban home […]

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Red Sox take 2-0 lead over Dodgers in World Series

Red Sox take 2-0 lead over Dodgers in World Series

on October 25, 2018, 8:20 AM / in Baseball

The Boston Red Sox took a 2-0 lead in the MLB World Series on Wednesday, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 in Game 2. Steve Pearce tied the score in the fifth inning with a bases-loaded, two-out walk against Los Angeles reliever Ryan Madson. Then, J.D. Martinez put the Red Sox up for good with a two-run single, capping a two-out […]

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James Taylor To Sing National Anthem At World Series Game 1

on October 23, 2018, 7:53 AM / in Baseball

BOSTON (CBS) – James Taylor will sing the national anthem before Game 1 of the World Series at Fenway Park tonight. This will be his fourth time.  He also performed the anthem at Fenway during Red Sox World Series runs in 2004, 2007 and 2013. Taylor has also played several sold-out shows at the ballpark. He was born in Boston and has […]

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College Football Top 25- Week 8

College Football Top 25- Week 8

on October 22, 2018, 7:11 AM / in Football

by Cole Muzio  |   The Resurgent A shocking defeat of Ohio State provides a major shift in the college football landscape and major hole for the #4 spot. A stunning loss to Ohio State leaves only 3 sure-fire playoff teams with a massive jumble for the 4th spot. Who will grab it? The winner of the Florida-Georgia game will certainly enhance […]

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Tua tosses four TDs in Tide win

Tua tosses four TDs in Tide win

on October 21, 2018, 7:21 AM / in Football

By STEVE MEGAREE   |   The Associated Press KNOXVILLE — Tua Tagovailoa threw touchdown passes to four different receivers Saturday and No. 1 Alabama started fast yet again in a 58-21 Southeastern Conference victory over host Tennessee. Alabama had touchdowns on its first four possessions while outscoring Tennessee 28-0 and outgaining the Volunteers 217-6 in the opening period. Alabama has outscored […]

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Boston Red Sox reach World Series after beating defending champs Houston Astros in ALCS

on October 19, 2018, 7:22 AM / in Baseball

The Red Sox won the World Series 100 years ago this year. Then came an 86-year drought. Now Boston is back on top and playing for their fourth title since 2004. The Red Sox beat the Houston Astros handily, 4-1, in the American League Championship Series. They’ll play the winner of the National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles […]

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A Little Truck Race History; Talladega 2006

A Little Truck Race History; Talladega 2006

on October 8, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, NASCAR

The 2006 UAW-Ford 500 was an American stock car racing competition. Held on October 8 at Talladega Superspeedway, the 188-lap race was the 30th in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series and the fourth in the ten-race, season-ending Chase for the Nextel Cup. Brian Vickers (pictured) of Hendrick Motorsports won the first race of his career; Kasey Kahnefinished second, and […]

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Europe beats U.S. in Ryder Cup

Europe beats U.S. in Ryder Cup

on October 1, 2018, 7:54 AM / in Sports

Europe beat the U.S. to reclaim golf’s Ryder Cup on Sunday. Europe’s 17½-10½ win was the most lopsided since it scored consecutive 18½-9½ victories more than a decade ago. The Americans formed a Ryder Cup Task Force, spearheaded by Phil Mickelson, after their 2014 loss in the biennial competition, hoping to build continuity and momentum. It paid off with a […]

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Tiger Woods Wins First Golf Tournament Since 4 Back Surgeries

Tiger Woods Wins First Golf Tournament Since 4 Back Surgeries

on September 24, 2018, 6:58 AM / in Sports

Tiger Woods has won his first professional golf tournament in more than five years. He was victorious at the season-ending Tour Championship Sunday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. NPR’s Tom Goldman reported: “Woods led the tournament from start to finish. His steady, dominating play seemed like a throwback to the early 2000s, when he ruled the game.” But […]

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Serena Williams’ U.S. Open Tantrum Reflects Society’s Wider Problems

Serena Williams’ U.S. Open Tantrum Reflects Society’s Wider Problems

on September 14, 2018, 7:23 AM / in Opinion, Tennis

Written by  Selwyn Duke Editor’s Note: This is about personalities, not about gender. There was nothing serene about Serena Williams at this year’s U.S. Open, with her on-court tantrum taking the spotlight away from the winner, Naomi Osaka. But the incident also should shine a spotlight on the wider problems it reflects — namely, political correctness and the growing contempt for […]

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Martina Navratilova: What Serena Got Wrong

Martina Navratilova: What Serena Got Wrong

on September 11, 2018, 6:55 AM / in Opinion, Tennis

Just because the guys might be able to get away with it doesn’t mean it’s acceptable. By Martina Navratilova Editor’s Note: Ms. Navratilova is a broadcaster, former tennis champion and human rights activist. For the ignorant in 2005, Tennis magazine selected her as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1975 through 2005 and she is considered one of the best, if not […]

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Djokovic wins his third U.S. Open

on September 10, 2018, 8:26 AM / in Tennis

Novak Djokovic, 31, won the men’s singles title at the U.S. Open on Sunday, beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6, 6-3. It was Djokovic’s 14th career Grand Slam victory, moving the Serb into a tie with Pete Sampras for the third most major wins of all time. Djokovic is now just three Grand Slim wins behind Rafael Nadal for […]

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