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April 05, 2020

Record-Breaking NFL Kicker Tom Dempsey Dies: Tom Dempsey, who held the record for the NFL's longest field goal at 63 yards from 1970 to 2013, died Saturday at a retirement home in New Orleans from complications of coronavirus. He was 73. Dempsey was an unlikely record breaker, using an old-school, straight-ahead kicking style and missing the toes on his right foot. He set the record on the New Orleans Saints against the Detroit Lions in the final seconds of the game. It was 7 yards longer than the previous mark set by Bert Rechichar. It was broken by Matt Prater's 64-yarder in Denver.

posted by rcade to football at 01:09 PM - 4 comments

March 31, 2020

NBA.FM: "We are simulating each remaining game on the networks' original schedule as a hyper-realistic audio gameplay broadcast. This is a simulation of 2020 Timeline B. Let the sounds of the game wash over you, and remember what normal felt like."

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:10 PM - 1 comment

March 29, 2020

New York Knicks Owner James Dolan Has Coronavirus: James Dolan, owner of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, has tested positive for coronavirus and is thus far showing "little to know symptoms," the Knicks announced. He's in self-isolation and managing the team.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:01 AM - 1 comment

March 22, 2020

Denny Hamlin Beats Dale Earnhardt in iRacing Race: Denny Hamlin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were neck and neck approaching the final turn of Sunday's iRacing event broadcast on FS1. See the final lap.

posted by rcade to auto racing at 04:01 PM - 4 comments

March 21, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 22: Social Distancing Edition: If the NBA regular season was over, the SportsFilter Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em champion would be ...

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:29 PM - 6 comments

March 19, 2020

Los Angeles Rams Release Todd Gurley: To avoid paying him $10.5 million in guaranteed money, the Los Angeles Rams released star running back Todd Gurley. In his five seasons with the team, the 25-year-old Gurley rushed for 5,404 yards and 58 touchdowns, leading the NFL in touchdowns in 2017 and 2018. He's tied with Marshall Faulk for the most rushing TDs in team history. Gurley's production waned last season and doubt increased about the health of his knee.

posted by rcade to football at 08:13 PM - 3 comments

March 18, 2020

NFL Offers Game Pass for Free Through May 31: If you'd like to rewatch NFL games from the past ten years, the NFL is making Game Pass free for the next 10 weeks. The archive includes the playoffs, Super Bowl and preseason.

posted by rcade to football at 03:47 PM - 2 comments

March 17, 2020

Tom Brady Says Goodbye to New England Patriots: Tom Brady posted a goodbye letter Tuesday to the only team he's played for in his legendary 20-year NFL career. "I wanted to say thank you to all of the incredible fans and Patriots supporters," it began. He didn't say which team he's signing for.

posted by rcade to football at 09:09 AM - 11 comments

March 15, 2020

Nascar Drivers Compete in Virtual Replacements 100 Race: A day after Nascar cancelled today's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Nascar drivers will be competing in the virtual Replacements 100 on iRacing. Drivers include Dale Earnhardt Jr., William Byron, Bubba Wallace, Alex Bowman, Justin Allgaier, and Justin Haley. The race starts at 3:30 p.m. Eastern. -- 247Sports

posted by rcade to auto racing at 03:05 PM - 0 comments

NFL Players Approve New CBA Through 2030: The NFL Players Association voted to approve a new collective bargaining agreement with the league that extends through at least 2030. The CBA expands the regular season to 17 games and expands the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams, among many other provisions. Players still aren't getting 50% of league revenue. It bumps from 47% to 48.5% after the 17-game season begins.

posted by rcade to football at 12:08 PM - 4 comments

March 14, 2020

West Ham Exec: Declare Season 'Null and Void': West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady said the entire English football season should be declared "null and void" -- the first tactic proposed by a top-flight side all season that could plausibly deny Liverpool its first title in 30 years. Liverpool has 82 points after 29 games and leads second-place Man City by 25. West Ham sits two spots above relegation.

posted by rcade to soccer at 06:24 PM - 0 comments

Mavericks Beat Suns as Doncic Scores 50: The Phoenix Suns are continuing their season on NBA2K. Experienced players with Phoenix and Dallas ties played the Suns/Mavericks game on Twitch for an audience that peaked at 12,000 viewers.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:15 PM - 0 comments

March 12, 2020

U.S. Soccer President Resigns Over Sexist Legal Strategy: The president of U.S. Soccer resigned Thursday after the organization's legal filing in a wage discrimination suit with USWNT used inflammatory sexist claims to denigrate female athletes. The filing called it "indisputable science" that women have less ability than men and it is "materially influenced by the level of certain physical attributes, such as speed and strength."

posted by rcade to soccer at 10:18 PM - 10 comments

March 11, 2020

NBA Suspends Season Because of Coronavirus: The NBA is suspending its season until further notice after tonight's game in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The news follows an announcement Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus Wednesday night. "Bottom line,'' Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said, "we will put the safety of our fans and customers first."

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:52 PM - 18 comments

March 10, 2020

American Sports World Dragging Its Feet on Coronavirus: In New York magazine, Will Leitch runs down how American sports leagues are addressing the spread of coronavirus and concludes, "it’s undeniable how little fear, or even preparation, there has really been."

posted by rcade to general at 11:26 AM - 16 comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 21: Minor Joint Capsule Edition: With eleven national TV games starting Tuesday and extending all the way to Monday, there's a good chance to make up some ground in the Pace Mannion. Only five weeks remain in the NBA regular season. Ufez holds first at 630 but NoMich gets 9 points closer. Florida Man wins the week with 71. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:00 AM - 9 comments

March 02, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: The Bucks Stop Nowhere Edition: There are 10 nationally televised NBA games this week on ABC, ESPN, TNT, beginning Tuesday night with a Nets/Celtics, Sixers/Lakers doubleheader and ending Sunday with Lakers/Clippers on ABC. In the Pace Mannion, Ufez Jones continues to lead but NoMich wins the week to claw 11 points closer. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:00 PM - 19 comments

Josef Martinez Tears ACL in Atlanta United Opener: Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez, one of the top scorers in the league, suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during the season opener against Nashville FC. Martinez collided with a Nashville defender in the 63rd minute, returned to the match and went down again four minutes later. He'll need surgery and could miss the entire season.

posted by rcade to soccer at 08:45 AM - 0 comments

February 29, 2020

Players Stop Playing Bundesliga Match Over Abusive Banner: After the visiting Bayern Munich fans unfurled a banner insulting the owner of the host team Hoffenheim, players on both Bundesliga sides spent the last 11 minutes of the match kicking the ball to each other aimlessly instead of playing. The banner unfurled by ultras was directed at Dietmar Hopp and translates to "Hopp is a son of a whore."

posted by rcade to soccer at 04:59 PM - 1 comment

MLS Soccer Begins 25th Season: Major League Soccer marks a quarter century of existence with today's opening day kickoffs. The new season will include 50,000 fans at Nashville SC's first game tonight on Fox, Inter Miami CF's home opener on March 14 against LA Galaxy and the first all-star game pitting the league's best against Liga MX All-Stars. But the big story in these parts is whether Orlando City can end its all-time streak of never making the playoffs.

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

February 26, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: Porzingis in the Paint Edition: There are nine games to pick this week, beginning tonight with Grizzlies/Rockets on ESPN. In the Pace Mannion Pick 'Em, Ufez Jones expands his first-place lead to 43. Florida Man wins the week (two in a row -- watch out Scooby!). Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:45 AM - 8 comments

February 23, 2020

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: Jagsnumberone: The chads are no longer hanging. The scores have been tallied and the winner of the SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em is Jagsnumberone in a tiebreaker over Bender. The coveted Costanza goes to Rumple, who heroically dug out from a -20 score after wild card weekend. Jagsnumberone, you must now end our community's NFL pick 'em season with the choosing of the pants.

posted by rcade to football at 10:25 PM - 17 comments

XFL Has First Kick Return TD Under New Rules: As part of efforts across football to make kickoffs less dangerous, the fledgling XFL football league has different kickoff rules than the NFL. Both teams line up five yards apart in the receiving half at the 30- and 35-yard-lines and keeping still until the returner touches the ball. The league's first kick return for a touchdown occurred Sunday when Joe Powell of the St. Louis Battlehawks ran 90 yards against the New York Guardians.

posted by rcade to football at 07:28 PM - 5 comments

February 20, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Elam Ending Edition: There are five games to pick this week starting tonight with a TNT doubleheader of Nets/Sixers and Rocket/Warriors and extending to Sunday's ABC game of Celtics/Lakers. In the Pace Mannion, Ufez keeps first 29 ahead of NoMich. Florida Man wins the week. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:14 PM - 6 comments

February 17, 2020

Daytona 500 Ends with Horrifying Airborne Crash: Denny Hamlin became the fourth back-to-back winner of the Daytona 500 in a photo finish with Ryan Blaney, but the achievement is overshadowed by the condition of Ryan Newman, whose car went airborne in the final seconds of the race. Newman's condition was unknown but drivers and Fox's broadcast team were showing obvious concern. Black screens were brought out to keep fans from seeing Newman's removal from the car and transport to an ambulance.

posted by rcade to auto racing at 08:17 PM - 9 comments