May 29, 2024

MLB incorporates Negro Leagues statistics: Josh Gibson became Major League Baseball's career leader with a .372 batting average, surpassing Ty Cobb's .367. Gibson also became the career leader in slugging percentage (.718) and OPS (1.177), moving ahead of Babe Ruth (.690 and 1.164).

posted by NoMich to baseball at 10:18 AM - 0 comments

May 28, 2024

Bill Walton dead at 71: Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton died at the age of 71 on Tuesday after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Jay Bilas remembers Walton in a moving eulogy.
For his greatness on the floor, Walton carved out a special place in the game's history that will never be forgotten. As a friend and colleague, Walton had a spirit that was bigger than life. He was a showman. I will always love Bill Walton -- he was a national treasure, and there will never be another like him.

posted by NoMich to basketball at 09:35 AM - 3 comments

May 27, 2024

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May 24, 2024

NCAA signs off on deal that would pay student-athletes: A tentative agreement announced Thursday by the NCAA and the country’s five biggest conferences to a series of antitrust lawsuits could direct millions of dollars directly to athletes as soon as fall 2025.

posted by NoMich to culture at 01:06 PM - 1 comment

NBA great Dwyane Wade launches Translatable: NBA great Dwyane Wade has launched Translatable, a nonprofit online community dedicated to supporting transgender youth.

posted by NoMich to culture at 09:27 AM - 0 comments

May 22, 2024

NHL Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals: The puck drops on the NHL Conference Finals at 8 p.m. Eastern tonight when the Florida Panthers face the New York Rangers to decide the east. Tomorrow the Edmonton Oilers play the Dallas Stars in the west. Make your picks along with four props.

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:44 PM - 12 comments

May 21, 2024

NBA Playoff Pickem Round 3: Conference Finals: The NBA Conference Finals begin tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern when the Indiana Pacers visit the Boston Celtics in the East while the Dallas Mavericks go to the Minnesota Timberwolves tomorrow night in the West. Make your picks in our playoff pickem.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:16 AM - 14 comments

May 18, 2024

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Social Dist...err...Scottie Scheffler - Prison Bound: Scheffler was detained at 6:20 a.m. outside the course and booked into Metro Corrections at 7:28 a.m. on charges of second-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding signals from an officer directing traffic, according to his arrest citation and jail records.

posted by NoMich to golf at 04:19 PM - 2 comments

May 16, 2024

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Coach, radio show host: Doug Gottlieb, trustworthy roommate, has been hired by University of Wisconsin - Green Bay as their next men's basketball coach. He will be allowed to continue to do his daily radio show with Fox Sports Radio. I'm sure there will be no rules violations at all, ever.

posted by NoMich to basketball at 10:54 AM - 0 comments

May 14, 2024

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May 06, 2024

NHL Playoff Pickem: Second Round: The second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs are underway. Pick the winner and number of games for each series and four props. I'm leading by 3 over Rumple with some props yet to be tabulated.

posted by rcade to hockey at 04:24 PM - 30 comments

May 05, 2024

Remembering Torino FC 75 Years Later: On May 4, 1949, nearly the entire Torino FC team and staff died in a plane crash returning from a match in bad weather. Eleven days later, Umberto Motto took the field when their entire youth team was promoted. Now 92, Motto remembers the team president telling him in the locker room that day, "Boys, your masters are watching you." "Grande Torino" had won four straight championships and was awarded a fifth after the tragedy. Torino has only one championship since.

posted by rcade to soccer at 04:53 PM - 0 comments

NBA Playoff Pickem: Second Round: The second round of the NBA Playoffs has begun. Make your picks, which can be changed up to game time of each series opener, and choose your props. The Cavaliers' game seven win over the Orlando Magic has Ic23b and myself in a tie for first with 80 points.

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:52 PM - 16 comments

May 04, 2024

May 03, 2024

Lakes Fire Coach Darvin Ham After 2 Seasons: Darvin Ham has been fired as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers after going .574 in two seasons and winning the NBA's first In-Season Tournament in December. Stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis played the most together this year since they became teammates in 2018, but the first-round exit to the Denver Nuggets cost Ham his job.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:45 PM - 2 comments

May 02, 2024