June 17, 2021

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June 15, 2021

‘The Silicon Valley of Turf’: They used to look like quagmires, ice rinks or dustbowls, depending on the time of year. But as big money entered football, pristine pitches became crucial to the sport’s image – and groundskeepers became stars. How the UK’s pursuit of the perfect pitch changed football

posted by rumple to soccer at 09:17 PM - 4 comments

June 14, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals Edition: The Montreal Canadians and Vegas Golden Knights begin their NHL playoff series tonight after the New York Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning to take a 1-0 series lead Sunday. In our contest, Jagsnumberone leads with 107 over Tahoemoj at 87. Make your picks in the NHL Playoff Pickem by 9 p.m. Eastern tonight.

posted by rcade to hockey at 09:42 AM - 12 comments

June 13, 2021

Putting the Journey in Journeyman: Former Defensor, San Lorenzo, Deportivo La Coruńa, Grêmio, Tecos, Nacional, Cruz Azul, América, Sinaloa, Monterrey, San Luis, UANL, River Plate, Beitar Jerusalem, Real Sociedad, Aris, Botafogo, Figueirense, Rosario Central, Aucas, Sol de América, Santa Tecla, Bangu, Central Espańol, Puerto Montt, Audax Italiano, Magallanes, Rio Branco, Boston River, Athletic Club-MG, Sud América striker Sebastián Abreu has retired from football at age 44.

posted by rcade to soccer at 12:28 PM - 3 comments

June 12, 2021

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Enter the European Soccer Pick'em on SportsFilter: ESPN is running a European Soccer Pick'em for Euro 2020, which kicks off at 3 p.m. Eastern Friday when Turkey plays Italy. To join SportsFilter's group and compete against the sharpest football minds of the weblog era, click the link and use the passcode sprockets.

posted by rcade to soccer at 11:01 AM - 12 comments

June 09, 2021

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June 07, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem Round 1 Leader: Cixelsyd: The first-round leader in the NHL Playoff Pickem is Cixelsyd with 75 points, followed by Jjzucal with 72 and Tahoemoj with 70. Cixelsyd got three of the four props correct and seven of eight serieseseses, missing only on the Maple Leafs.

posted by rcade to hockey at 03:22 PM - 1 comment

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem Round 2: With all eight teams decided after the Mavericks lost game 7 to the Clippers Sunday, the NBA Playoff Pickem is taking picks for round 2 starting with the Bucks and Nets playing tonight at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. Make your selections and send a good thought to the Dallas execs who have an MVP talent surrounded by a playoff also-ran, no first-round picks to trade until 2027 and limited dollars to spend.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:26 PM - 4 comments

June 06, 2021

Edmonton Ex-Eskimos Unveil New Name: The CFL's Edmonton franchise has dropped a video to announce its new name and logo.

posted by rcade to football at 04:01 PM - 6 comments

Leader Jon Rahm Forced Out of Memorial by Positive Covid Test: Right after he completed the third round six strokes ahead of everybody else on Saturday, Memorial leader Jon Rahm was told he had tested positive for Covid and would not be allowed to play the final round. The circumstances suggest Rahm had not been vaccinated, because under PGA rules, a player must be tested regularly after a close contact to someone with the virus unless they are fully vaccinated. CBS Sports was wrapping up the broadcast and had no idea what was going on with Rahm.

posted by rcade to golf at 02:19 PM - 0 comments

Falcons Trade Julio Jones to Titans: The Tennessee Titans have acquired wide receiver Julio Jones and a 2023 sixth-round pick from the Atlanta Falcons for 2022 second-round and 2023 fourth-round picks. Jones, 32, has the best per game receiving yards average in NFL history at 95.5 yards. His salary is $23.05 million this season, second among wideouts. Tennessee lost wide receiver Corey Davis and tight end Jonnu Smith in free agency.

posted by rcade to football at 02:06 PM - 4 comments

June 05, 2021

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NHL Playoff Pickem: Pick the Canadiens/Jets Series: There's one last round 2 playoff series left to pick in the NHL Playoff Pickem. Before the puck drops at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, pick the winner of the Montreal Canadiens/Winnipeg Jets series and the number of games it will take.

posted by rcade to hockey at 12:45 PM - 1 comment

June 01, 2021

May 31, 2021

Majors May Disqualify Osaka for Refusing to Do Interviews: Naomi Osaka was fined $15,000 for refusing to do interviews after her first round win in the French Open and the penalties will get much worse if it continues. The four majors issued a joint statement reminding her that the penalties could include disqualification. Osaka is currently ranked 2nd in the world. Her sister Mari posted on Reddit that the boycott is because the press keeps telling her she has a bad record on clay and "her confidence was completely shattered." Update: Osaka withdrew from the French Open.

posted by rcade to tennis at 11:14 AM - 13 comments

May 30, 2021

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Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem Round 2: There's still the Canadiens/Leafs series to be decided, but round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins tonight at 8 p.m. when the Islanders face the Bruins. Cixelsyd and Tahoemoj currently lead with 70 points after getting six series winners and two team props. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to hockey at 10:07 AM - 23 comments

May 28, 2021

A-Rod Has Something to Hide: Alex Rodriguez has launched a line of makeup for men, starting with his Blur concealer that comes in eight different shades. "I realized as I was jumping from meeting to meeting, I needed something quick and easy in my routine to conceal blemishes or razor bumps," explained Rodriguez on Instagram, where his first photo looks like a space alien's first attempt at smiling.

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:12 AM - 4 comments

NBA Pickem Champion: Goyoucolts: The NBA Pickem champion for 2020-21 is Goyoucolts, who took the lead four weeks before season's end and never gave it back. The coveted Costanza is claimed by Scooby10672. Congratulations!

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:02 AM - 3 comments

May 27, 2021

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Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem: The NBA Playoff Pickem has returned. Pick the winners of the eight playoff serii along with four prop bets. The contest winner receives an NBA 59Fifty Cap of the team of their choice, which let's be honest should be the Dallas Mavericks. Contest dedicated to Chuck Cunningham, who went upstairs to retrieve his basketball and never came back down again. Good luck!

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:46 AM - 8 comments

ESPN Host Wins $300,000 on NFL Draft Prop Bet: ESPN Daily Wager host Doug Kezirian got odds as high as 100-1 at BetMGM on Tyson Campbell becoming the first safety selected in the 2021 NFL Draft, winning $297,800 on a series of prop bets he placed when the Jacksonville Jaguars took Campbell in the second round. "BetMGM vice president of trading Jason Scott declined to comment for the story."

posted by rcade to football at 10:02 AM - 1 comment