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Kaepernick Gets Passed Over By Injury-Plagued Detroit Lions

Kaepernick Gets Passed Over By Injury-Plagued Detroit Lions

on December 3, 2019, 7:47 AM / in Football

The injury-plagued Detroit Lions need a quarterback but ignore Colin Kaepernick and sign two young quarterbacks instead. The Lions were one of eight teams that sent representatives to attend Kaepernick’s workout in November. Over the weekend, they signed Kyle Sloter, 25, from the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad and Joe Callahan, 26, and put both of them on their practice squad, as Fox Business reported. #Lions […]

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Kaepernick Workout Stunt Fizzles as Former QB Remains Unemployed

on November 25, 2019, 7:30 AM / in Football, National News, Opinion

By  Paul Duke  | Colin Kaepernick’s argument regarding the state of his NFL career is falling apart faster than, well, his actual career did. The former San Francisco 49er has been out of a job for the last two years after a controversial sendoff season in which he consistently kneeled during the National Anthem to draw attention to racial injustice. Now, […]

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Calkins: Memphis declares war on the NCAA

Calkins: Memphis declares war on the NCAA

on November 10, 2019, 7:13 AM / in Basketball

Hurrah for “Memphis State College” from which I earned my B.S. Degree, for “Memphis State University” where I taught for three years, for the “University of Memphis”, AND for Memphis itself where I myself began growing up (circa 1958).  By Geoff Calkins |  Daily Memphian  Just after 6 p.m. Friday, Memphis center James Wiseman walked out to take the tip against […]

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Nationals beat Astros to win the World Series

Nationals beat Astros to win the World Series

on October 31, 2019, 6:21 AM / in Baseball

The Washington Nationals won their first World Series championship Wednesday, beating the Houston Astros 6-2 in the decisive Game 7 of the best-of-seven series. The Nationals came back from a two-run deficit with seventh-inning home runs by Anthony Rendon and Howie Kendrick, then extended their lead with another run in the eighth inning, and two in the ninth. The Nationals […]

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Nationals beat Astros to force World Series Game 7

Nationals beat Astros to force World Series Game 7

on October 30, 2019, 8:40 AM / in Baseball

The Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros 7-2 in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday. The Nationals’ win evened the series at 3-3 and forced a decisive Game 7. Adam Eaton and Juan Soto hit solo homeruns off the Astros’ Justin Verlander in the fifth to help the Nationals take the lead after trailing 2-1. Stephen Strasburg pitched […]

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Houston Astros fire exec who taunted reporters about domestic violence

Houston Astros fire exec who taunted reporters about domestic violence

on October 25, 2019, 8:43 AM / in Baseball

The Politically Correct Group Strike Again The Houston Astros fired an executive after Sports Illustrated reported that he repeatedly yelled about a pitcher suspended for domestic violence at a group of female reporters during a clubhouse celebration. Brandon Taubman, the assistant general manager, shouted “Thank God we got Osuna!” along with some expletives, after the team clinched a World Series […]

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World Series Game 2: Nationals defeat Astros 12-3

on October 24, 2019, 8:31 AM / in Baseball

The Washington Nationals trounced the Houston Astros 12-3 in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night, jumping to a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 3 is scheduled for Friday night in Washington, D.C. Catcher Kurt Suzuki put the Nationals ahead with a solo homerun in a breakout seventh inning. His teammates added five more runs in […]

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Astros beat Yankees in drama-filled ninth inning, will face Nationals in World Series

on October 20, 2019, 6:22 AM / in Baseball

The Houston Astros captured their second pennant in three years, defeating the visiting New York Yankees, 6-4, on Saturday and ending the American League Championship Series in six games. The Astros, MLB champs of 2017, will open the World Series on Tuesday night at home, against the National League-winning Washington Nationals. What a homer. What a game. pic.twitter.com/Az262NzVuQ — Cut4 […]

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Michigan football a part of ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ coverage at Penn State next week

Michigan football a part of ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ coverage at Penn State next week

on October 13, 2019, 8:47 AM / in Football

“College GameDay,” ESPN’s popular pregame show, will visit State College for Michigan football‘s clash against No. 9 Penn State this upcoming weekend. The show announced its decision late Saturday night, shortly after the Nittany Lions’ 17-12 road win over Iowa. Michigan’s game against Penn State will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on ABC. U-M is no stranger to “GameDay”. Last season, […]

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Demario Davis wins appeal, won’t be fined for wearing religious headband on the field

Demario Davis wins appeal, won’t be fined for wearing religious headband on the field

on October 10, 2019, 6:26 AM / in Football

By Calvin Freiburger (LifeSiteNews) — New Orleans Saints starting linebacker Demario Davis will not be fined after all for wearing a headband sporting the words “Man of God” and announced Tuesday that the controversy has helped raise money for charity. Last week, Davis announced on Instagram that he had been fined approximately $7,000 for wearing one of the headbands (which are being sold to […]

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A Little Truck Race History; Talladega 2006

A Little Truck Race History; Talladega 2006

on October 8, 2019, 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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Dodgers clinch 7th straight National League West title

on September 11, 2019, 7:28 AM / in Baseball

With their 7-3 win Tuesday night over the Baltimore Orioles, the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their seventh straight National League West title. They earned the pennant at Camden Yards, becoming the first team to secure a spot in the playoffs. Corey Seager had two home runs for the Dodgers, while Gavin Lux had his first career homer. Over seven innings, […]

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Nadal wins U.S. Open, beating Medvedev in a 5-set thriller

Nadal wins U.S. Open, beating Medvedev in a 5-set thriller

on September 9, 2019, 7:05 AM / in Tennis

After five sets and nearly five hours, Rafael Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev Sunday night during the U.S. Open final, giving him his 19th career Grand Slam championship and putting him one title short of Roger Federer’s record total. Nadal, 33, won 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4. “A crazy match, no?” said Nadal. “The nerves were so high after having the match […]

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Rafael Nadal advances to semifinals in straight sets, but Diego Schwartzman’s hustle was on full display with this shot

on September 6, 2019, 7:59 AM / in Tennis

On Wednesday, Rafael Nadal (2) got past Diego Schwartzman (20) 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 to move within two wins of his 19th career Grand Slam title. Nadal will face No. 24 ranked Matteo Berrettini in the semifinal match on Friday. With Nadal having won the first set 6-4, and serving to close out the second set of the match, Schwartzman’s hustle […]

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Serena Williams advances to potentially historic U.S. Open final

Serena Williams advances to potentially historic U.S. Open final

on September 6, 2019, 7:55 AM / in Tennis

Serena Williams beat No. 5 seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-3, 6-1 to advance to another U.S. Open final. Williams will be playing in the fourth final of her last six major tennis tournaments. She was runner-up in last year’s U.S. Open, losing to Naomi Osaka in the finals. Williams will play No. 15 Bianca Andreescu in Saturday’s final. If […]

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2019 US Open Notebook: Rafael Nadal wins, Naomi Osaka ousted on Day 8

2019 US Open Notebook: Rafael Nadal wins, Naomi Osaka ousted on Day 8

on September 3, 2019, 6:42 AM / in Tennis

Two top names on the schedule came out of a rainy Labor Day at the 2019 US Open with different results. On the women’s side, world No. 1 and defending champion Naomi Osaka bowed out in the Round of 16, while three-time champion Rafael Nadal, seeded No. 2, took one step closer to a potential clash in the final against rival Roger Federer. Nadal’s ninth: The Spaniard needed […]

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Defending champion Djokovic out at U.S. Open

on September 2, 2019, 7:56 AM / in Tennis

Top-seeded Novak Djokovic dropped out of the U.S. Open on Sunday, pulling out in the third set of his match against fellow Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka due to an injured shoulder. Djokovic, the defending U.S. Open men’s singles champ, said he had been bothered by the shoulder for weeks, and was taking painkillers. Wawrinka was leading the tennis match […]

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Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova as U.S. Open gets underway

on August 27, 2019, 9:47 AM / in Tennis

Serena Williams on Monday won her first match at the U.S. Open since her loss in last year’s final, beating Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1. Williams won the match in just 59 minutes, blasting serves that clocked at up to 115 miles per hour. She has now defeated Sharapova in 19 straight meetings. Sharapova, who has five major singles titles under […]

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Curaçao, Louisiana square off in Little League World Series championship

on August 25, 2019, 12:33 PM / in Baseball

The Little League World Series championship game between Willemstad, Curaçao and River Ridge, Louisiana, will kick off today at 3 p.m. ET on ABC in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. It will also stream live on WatchESPN. Curaçao knocked off the tournament favorites, Chofu City, Japan, who had previously dominated the competition, with a 5-4 victory on Saturday in the international bracket’s title […]

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Andrew Luck announces stunning retirement

on August 25, 2019, 12:23 PM / in Football

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck stunned the NFL on Saturday evening when he abruptly announced his retirement from football at the age of 29. The Colts had just played their third preseason game when Luck made the decision public; the regular season begins in two weeks. The oft-injured Luck said the decision was the hardest in his life. “I’ve been […]

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