Recent Posts by TheQatarian

October 25, 2015

Flip Saunders Passes Away at 60: Cancer sucks.

posted by TheQatarian to basketball at 02:14 PM - 4 comments

November 21, 2012

College Player Scores 138 Points In A Game: Jack Taylor of Grinnell College (D-III) scored 138 points in a 179-104 win over Faith Baptist. He was 27-of-71 in three-pointers and 52-of-108 from the field overall, plus 7-for-10 on free throws.

posted by TheQatarian to basketball at 12:13 AM - 33 comments

June 23, 2011

Canadian Goalie Scores At U-17 World Cup: Canadian goalie Quillan Roberts scores in the 87th minute to give Canada a 2-2- tie with England, and its first ever point in the U-17 World Cup.

posted by TheQatarian to soccer at 07:05 PM - 1 comment

June 14, 2011

The Armless Archer: Matt Stutzman, who was born without arms, has qualified for the U.S. Olympic team in archery. Not the Paralympics; the actual Olympics.

posted by TheQatarian to olympics at 09:07 AM - 2 comments

May 18, 2011

NHL's Musical Chairs: If the Atlanta Thrashers move to Winnipeg, this would necessitate a realignment. Do you do the most geographically logical switch? Do you give the longtime power Red Wings the move to the East that they want? Or do you try to help the struggling Columbus franchise by moving them to save travel costs?

posted by TheQatarian to hockey at 10:03 PM - 10 comments

May 13, 2011

NHL Player Derek Boogaard Found Dead: in his Minneapolis apartment Friday. He was 28.

posted by TheQatarian to hockey at 11:02 PM - 5 comments

March 14, 2011

NFLPA Wants Draftees To Boycott Draft: The (recently decertified, thus supposedly non-existent) NFLPA is telling potential draftees (who are not yet members) to boycott the NFL Draft.

posted by TheQatarian to football at 10:37 PM - 22 comments

January 28, 2011

Thomas Robinson's Tragic Month: In the last month, KU freshman basketball player Thomas Robinson has lost his grandfather, grandmother and now his 37-year-old mother, leaving him and his 9-year-old sister Jayla alone.

"Thomas is all she knows," said Kansas coach Bill Self -- and Robinson is currently enrolled in school 1,150 miles away.

posted by TheQatarian to basketball at 09:20 AM - 14 comments

November 17, 2010

Black, Gardenhire Win Manager of Year Awards: Black wins by one point over Dusty Baker, while Gardenhire finally gets his first award after being runner-up five times in the past eight years.

posted by TheQatarian to baseball at 08:04 PM - 15 comments

November 12, 2010

Kevin Love Posts NBA's First 30-30 Game Since 1982: in the Wolves' comeback win over the Knicks. Michael Beasley added 35 for the Wolves. Love's 30-30 was the first in the NBA since Moses Malone in 1982, and the first 30-rebound game in the NBA since Charles Barkley in 1996.

posted by TheQatarian to basketball at 11:58 PM - 4 comments

September 30, 2010

Tour De France Winner Tests Positive For Steroid: Alberto Contador joins the list of busted cheaters in cycling.

posted by TheQatarian to other at 12:09 AM - 15 comments

July 22, 2010

Federal Judge: Cheerleading Not A Sport: A federal judge rules that college cheerleading is too underdeveloped at this point to be considered a sport for Title IX purposes.

posted by TheQatarian to other at 12:25 PM - 26 comments

June 15, 2010

Big XII Remains Intact: Texas decides to stay, and others follow, leaving us with a 12-team Big 10, a 10-team Big 12 and an 11-team Pac 10. (And people wonder why our kids' math aptitude is declining.)

posted by TheQatarian to general at 12:11 AM - 16 comments

June 10, 2010

Colorado To Pac-10: The first domino falls, as Colorado makes their conference switch official. Combined with Nebraska's likely departure, is the Big 12 about to completely implode?

posted by TheQatarian to general at 12:48 PM - 23 comments

May 27, 2010

The Latest Controversial Ballpark Giveaway: ...the Ryan Howard Garden Gnome. Sure to scare off all varmints in your garden, as well as offend the politically correct.

posted by TheQatarian to baseball at 02:06 PM - 25 comments

May 23, 2010

Jose Lima Passes Away: apparently of a heart attack.

posted by TheQatarian to baseball at 01:06 PM - 19 comments

May 19, 2010

When Firing The Coach Isn't Enough: Apparently, in Turkish soccer you fire the stadium. As in set it on fire.

posted by TheQatarian to soccer at 04:04 PM - 0 comments

March 21, 2010

Also Official: Joe Mauer A Twin Through 2018: Whle Nathan is out for the year (see previous post), the Twins lock up catcher Joe Mauer with an 8-year, $184M ($23M per year) deal that will keep Mauer a Twin through 2018. His deal includes a full no-trade clause.

posted by TheQatarian to baseball at 07:52 PM - 9 comments

November 23, 2009

Joe Mauer Wins AL MVP: Mauer beat out Teixeira and Jeter getting all but one first-place vote.

posted by TheQatarian to baseball at 02:11 PM - 23 comments

November 18, 2009

Scioscia, Tracy Win Manager of the Year Awards: Scioscia wins the AL award after leading the Angels to the ALCS after the tragic death of Nick Adenhart. Jim Tracy wins the NL award after taking over the Rockies midseason and leading them to the playoffs.

posted by TheQatarian to baseball at 03:49 PM - 7 comments

October 27, 2009

Agassi Admits Crystal Meth Use in New Book: Andre Agassi admits in his upcoming autobiography to using crystal meth in 1997, which -- probably not coincidentally -- was the year he fell to 141st in the world rankings.

posted by TheQatarian to tennis at 09:46 PM - 13 comments

October 06, 2009

The Tormentor: Does every major sports city have another city that exists simply to torment them?

posted by TheQatarian to general at 10:24 PM - 4 comments

August 20, 2009

Williams Sisters Join Dolphins' Ownership: In an apparent attempt to have more owners than players, the Dolphins add two more owners, joining Gloria Estefan, Jimmy Buffett and Marc Anthony.

posted by TheQatarian to football at 10:43 AM - 9 comments

June 23, 2009

One Area Where Hockey Has It Right: The NBA Draft should take a page from the NHL, says New York Daily News writer Elliot Olshansky.

posted by TheQatarian to basketball at 10:25 AM - 4 comments

May 05, 2009

No Handslaps Until You Touch Home!: College softball team loses after hitting a walk-off home run. Why? Because she slapped hands with teammates before touching home plate.

posted by TheQatarian to other at 11:35 PM - 28 comments