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Pitino fired, but not done

on October 17, 2017, 8:42 AM / in Basketball

By JARED PECK Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader LOUISVILLE — The University of Louisville Athletics Association voted unanimously to fire men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino for cause Monday afternoon following revelations from an FBI investigation into alleged corruption in college basketball. The determination came after Pitino’s lawyers presented their case for why he should not be fired for cause during a lengthy […]

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Yankees beat Indians to advance to ALCS

on October 12, 2017, 8:51 AM / in Baseball

The New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-2 Wednesday night in Game 5 of the American League Division Series to dethrone the AL champions and advance to play the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series. Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, who helped the Cubs beat the Indians by pitching in five of the seven games in last season’s […]

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ESPN suspends Jemele Hill over tweets urging Dallas Cowboys boycott

ESPN suspends Jemele Hill over tweets urging Dallas Cowboys boycott

on October 10, 2017, 7:51 AM / in Football

Good Two weeks without here…. yet others were fired for doing the same. This part we don’t quite understand…. when there are plenty of talented men and women who are not so racially motivated waiting in the wings do you continue to maintain a group of racists. ESPN on Monday suspended SportsCenter co-host Jemele Hill for two weeks for what […]

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Iceland becomes smallest nation to qualify for World Cup

Iceland becomes smallest nation to qualify for World Cup

on October 10, 2017, 7:39 AM / in Soccer

Iceland on Monday became the smallest country (by population) to qualify for the World Cup. The team from the island nation of 330,000 sealed an automatic berth by winning Group I with a 2-0 defeat of Kosovo. Fans erupted in celebration as fireworks marked the achievement at a packed Laugardalsvollur Stadium, the team’s home field in Reykjavik, and captain Aron […]

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A Little Truck Race History; Talladega 2006

A Little Truck Race History; Talladega 2006

on October 8, 2017, 6:02 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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Louisville puts basketball coach Pitino on leave

Louisville puts basketball coach Pitino on leave

on September 28, 2017, 7:38 AM / in Basketball

The University of Louisville on Wednesday put men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino on unpaid administrative leave after the FBI accused coaches in his program of participating in a scheme to pay recruits’ families. Steve Pence, Pitino’s attorney, said the coach had been “effectively fired.” Under Pitino’s contract, he must be placed on leave and given 10 days’ notice so he […]

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NFL protests grow in backlash against Trump comments

on September 25, 2017, 8:39 AM / in Football, National News

Since we don’t watch the games anyway, we have better things to do in our life, it makes little difference to us what the players do or don’t do. While most of these players have experienced little in life other than sports, their opinion means very little. Protests of racial injustice by NFL players spread on Sunday in defiance of […]

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The Steelers Sit out the Anthem except for Former Vet

The Steelers Sit out the Anthem except for Former Vet

on September 25, 2017, 8:22 AM / in Football

by Peter Hanson  /  The Daily Caller Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicated Sunday night that he did not want offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva to stand for the national anthem, instead of sitting it out with the rest of his teammates. Villanueva, a former Army Ranger who served three tours in Afghanistan, was the only Steelers player to stand for […]

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Ravens And Jaguars Kneel For US Anthem In London

on September 25, 2017, 7:32 AM / in Football

By AMBER ATHEY   /  Daily Caller A large swath of players and coaches for the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars linked arms and kneeled for the U.S. national anthem during a matchup in London, England on Sunday. The Ravens-Jaguars game took place at Wembley Arena in London, and while the players either knelt or locked arms during The Star Spangled […]

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Mighty Juan Martín del Potro scuppers hopes of Federer-Nadal clash at US Open

Mighty Juan Martín del Potro scuppers hopes of Federer-Nadal clash at US Open

on September 7, 2017, 7:28 AM / in Tennis

Del Potro beats Roger Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 to move into semi-final Riding an implausible wave of retro romance, Roger Federer, 36 and in sight of his third slam title of the year, foundered on the sharp rocks of hubris on day 10 of the US Open when Juan Martín del Potro ripped up his invitation to a semi-final against […]

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Americans take all women’s U.S. Open semifinal spots

Americans take all women’s U.S. Open semifinal spots

on September 7, 2017, 7:22 AM / in Tennis

Madison Keys defeated Kaia Kanepi of Estonia on Wednesday to join fellow Americans Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens, and CoCo Vandeweghe in the semifinals of the U.S. Open. It will be the first time Americans have taken all of the final four spots in the tournament since 1981, when Tracy Austin, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, and Barbara Potter did it. It […]

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How Josh Rosen and UCLA delivered one of the greatest comebacks ever

How Josh Rosen and UCLA delivered one of the greatest comebacks ever

on September 4, 2017, 6:59 AM / in Football

By JILL COLVIN and CATHERINE LUCEY  /  AP PASADENA, Calif. – With the clock ticking under 50 seconds and UCLA out of time outs, Josh Rosen rushed to the line of scrimmage and took a quick snap. He took a sudden step back, raised his right elbow to spike the ball into the ground and jerked his body back upright. Texas […]

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Muth’s Truths for Today

Muth’s Truths for Today

on August 14, 2017, 9:59 AM / in Football, National News, Opinion

The bias in the media against President Donald Trump is often very subtle, but unmistakable.  For example, consider this blurb yesterday from an article by Julie Bykowicz and Erica Werner of the Associated Press… “Trump launched a barrage of criticism at (Senate Majority Leader Mitch) McConnell over the collapse of the seven-year GOP campaign to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act…” Except…that’s not what happened. […]

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Football fans accuse Miami Dolphins of being racist after they choose not to sign Colin Kaepernick

Football fans accuse Miami Dolphins of being racist after they choose not to sign Colin Kaepernick

on August 7, 2017, 6:51 AM / in Football

By Chris Enloe  /   The Blaze The Miami Dolphins took some heat over the weekend after they announced they were signing a seasoned quarterback to replace their injured starter instead of controversial QB Colin Kaepernick. The Miami football franchise announced Sunday they had signed 34-year-old Jay Cutler to a one year contract to replace injured franchise quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The move […]

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South Korean Sung Hyun Park wins U.S. Women’s Open golf title

South Korean Sung Hyun Park wins U.S. Women’s Open golf title

on July 17, 2017, 9:19 AM / in Sports

Sung Hyun Park, a 23-year-old South Korean, sank two key birdie putts, including a 20-foot putt on the 15th green, to win the United States Women’s Open on Sunday at the Trump National Golf Club. Her consistency through a five-under-par round of 67 helped her hold off a challenge by Hye-Jin Choi, a 17-year-old South Korean amateur who had a […]

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Federer wins record eighth Wimbledon title

on July 17, 2017, 9:08 AM / in Tennis

Roger Federer beat Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to take the men’s Wimbledon championship for a record eighth time. Federer, less than a month short of his 36th birthday, also became the oldest Wimbledon champion of the Open Era, and the oldest Grand Slam champion since 1972, when Ken Rosewall won the Australian Open. Federer also continued what he called […]

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Wimbledon Tennis: Feminists Preach Equality While Enjoying Inequality

Wimbledon Tennis: Feminists Preach Equality While Enjoying Inequality

on July 7, 2017, 6:29 AM / in Opinion, Tennis

Could you imagine lightweight boxers complaining they don’t get the money and exposure of the heavyweights, calling the different treatment “staturism”? This is essentially the situation at the Wimbledon tennis championships this week, with, for example, Hannah Wilks at the Guardian writing, “A new analysis of matches scheduled on Centre and No 1 courts shows that Wimbledon organisers routinely favour male tennis players over […]

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Joltin’ Joe’s Streak

Joltin’ Joe’s Streak

on June 29, 2017, 8:52 AM / in Baseball, History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, June 29, 2017. On this date in 1941, at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., New York Yankees centerfielder Joe DiMaggio took aim at George Sisler — and the recordy books. Rarely discussed today, Sisler was an uncommonly talented “five-tool” player before that phrase was invented. Toiling mostly for second-tier clubs in a 15-year career that ended […]

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Nadal wins record 10th French Open

Nadal wins record 10th French Open

on June 12, 2017, 7:30 AM / in Tennis

Rafael Nadal of Spain won his 10th French Open title on Sunday, beating Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the men’s final. No other men’s tennis player has won more than seven singles titles at any single Grand Slam tournament. Fabrice Santoro, the former French star turned French Open interviewer, described the record as “one of the most beautiful exploits […]

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Tiger Woods arrested on DUI charge in Florida

on May 30, 2017, 8:57 AM / in People, Sports

Golf great Tiger Woods was arrested early Monday on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Woods, who was stopped near his Jupiter Island, Florida, home and later released on his own recognizance, blamed an unexpected reaction to prescription medication, saying alcohol was not involved. He has been recovering from April back surgery, hoping to make […]

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