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Chiefs, 49ers advance to Super Bowl

Chiefs, 49ers advance to Super Bowl

on January 20, 2020, 6:43 AM / in Football

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Tennessee Titans 35-24 to win the AFC Championship game on Sunday, earning the team its first spot in the Super Bowl in half a century. The Chiefs will play the San Francisco 49ers, who defeated the Green Bay Packers 37-20 in the NFC Championship game. The Chiefs came back from a 17-7 deficit in […]

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LSU, Joe Burrow beat Clemson to win the College Football Playoff national title

LSU, Joe Burrow beat Clemson to win the College Football Playoff national title

on January 14, 2020, 6:56 AM / in Football

  LSU knocked Clemson off its title perch — and did it in a record-breaking showing. In the end, LSU had Joe Burrow. The other 129 FBS teams did not. Burrow broke the single-season passing touchdown record (finished with 60) and LSU set the single-season points record in the poll era (726, beating 2013 Florida State’s 723 in 14 games) […]

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Iran’s only female Olympic medalist defects

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist defects

on January 13, 2020, 8:01 AM / in International News, Sports

Taekwondo champion Kimia Alizadeh, Iran’s only female Olympic medalist, said Sunday that she was defecting from the Islamic republic. Alizadeh, who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, said she was leaving her home country because she was tired of being used as a propaganda tool in a country where women are oppressed. “I accept the pain and […]

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Chiefs advance to AFC championship with comeback win over Texans

Chiefs advance to AFC championship with comeback win over Texans

on January 13, 2020, 7:58 AM / in Football

The Kansas City Chiefs came back from 24 points behind to beat the Houston Texans 51-31 on Sunday to advance to the AFC championship game. Only three teams have won after being down by more points in a post-season game. “It was just a matter of settling down, calming the storm,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said of the team’s big […]

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The Catch

on January 10, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, Sports

Good morning, it’s  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 the […]

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The Other Champion Tigers

on January 8, 2020, 8:36 AM / in History, Sports

Good morning, it’s January 8, 2020, President Trump had scheduled his first prime-time Oval Office address this night last year, presumably on the ongoing government shutdown. Meanwhile, college football had a 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 […]

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Former NBA commissioner David Stern dies at 77

Former NBA commissioner David Stern dies at 77

on January 2, 2020, 7:14 AM / in Basketball, People

Former NBA commissioner David Stern, who helped build the basketball league into a global brand, died Wednesday less than three weeks after suffering a brain hemorrhage and undergoing emergency surgery. He was 77. Stern was involved with the NBA for years before taking on the job of commissioner in 1984. He served in the position longer than anyone else, and […]

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Drew Brees sets new NFL record for touchdown passes

on December 17, 2019, 8:40 AM / in Football

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees completed the 540th touchdown pass of his career in a 34-7 Monday win against the Indianapolis Colts, beating the previous NFL record of 539 held by former Colts and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. The record-breaking pass came in the third quarter with a 5-yard throw to Josh Hill. Brees then padded his new record […]

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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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