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Sharapova retires from tennis

Sharapova retires from tennis

on February 27, 2020, 7:20 AM / in People, Tennis

Tennis star Maria Sharapova announced Wednesday that she was retiring from the sport. Sharapova, 32, won five Grand Slam singles titles, including a win over then top-ranked Serena Williams at Wimbledon in 2004 when Sharapova was just 17. In an essay published in Vanity Fair, Sharapova said she realized the injuries that plagued her career were preventing her from competing […]

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Chiefs defeat 49ers for team’s 1st Super Bowl championship in 50 years

on February 3, 2020, 7:09 AM / in Football

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 to win Super Bowl LIV in Miami on Sunday. The 49ers led for most of the game and were up by 10 in the third quarter. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to lead the Chiefs to a comeback win and their first championship since the 1969 season. […]

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Rafael Nadal beats Nick Kyrgios Australian Tennis Open

on January 27, 2020, 8:31 AM / in Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal left the muttering and the preening, the underarm serving and the ’tweening, to his younger, flashier opponent, Nick Kyrgios. Surely, Nadal was content to collect the win in the latest installment of their rivalry. The No. 1-ranked Nadal kept his thoughts to himself and limited his shot-making to the more traditional variety in an entertaining 6-3, 3-6, […]

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2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Results

2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Results

on January 27, 2020, 8:25 AM / in Sports

Women’s Final Results Gold: Alysa Liu — 235.52 Silver: Mariah Bell — 225.21 Bronze: Bradie Tennell — 220.86 4. Karen Chen — 193.65 5. Amber Glenn — 186.57 6. Starr Andrews — 181.78 7. Sierra Venetta — 176.37 8. Courtney Hicks — 175.28 9. Gabriella Izzo — 174.41 10. Rena Ikenishi — 171.81 11. Maxine Marie Bautista — 171.46 12. […]

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If God were a football fan

If God were a football fan

on January 23, 2020, 7:23 AM / in Football, People, Religion

By Richard Rowland If God were a football fan, his team would be the Patriots. I’m not into sports all that much, in fact, I can’t name one of today’s quarterbacks, other than Tom Brady. Speaking of quarterbacks, how was it, I wonder, the term quarterback was arrived at? Going back a few years, not sure exactly when, I began […]

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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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