Archives for February 2013

February 28, 2013

Idaho Lets Man Sue Over Foul Ball Injury: An Idaho man who was hit by a baseball at a 2008 minor league game and lost an eye is challenging the back-of-ticket legal waiver: "The holder assumes all risk and dangers incidental to the game of baseball including specifically (but not exclusively) the danger of being injured by thrown or batted balls." The Idaho Supreme Court is allowing Bud Rountree's negligence suit against the Boise Hawks and the stadium owner though other jurisdictions have thrown out similar cases. The court ruled, "Whether watching baseball is inherently dangerous, and the degrees of fault to be apportioned to Rountree and Boise Baseball, are questions for the jury."

posted by rcade to baseball at 12:18 PM - 24 comments

February 27, 2013

February 26, 2013

February 25, 2013

49ers Have Deal to Trade Alex Smith: The San Francisco 49ers have a deal in place to trade quarterback Alex Smith when swaps can take place in March, team officials told CBS Sports. The most likely destination is Kansas City. Smith, the first overall pick in the 2005 draft, led the 49ers to a 13-3 record and the playoffs two seasons ago. He earns $8.5 million this season and $7.5 million in 2014.

posted by rcade to football at 10:17 AM - 12 comments

February 24, 2013

February 23, 2013

28 Fans Injured at Daytona by Crash Debris: A violent 12-car crash at the end of the Nationwide NASCAR race Saturday sent a tire and other debris flying over the grandstand fence at Daytona International Speedway, injuring at least 28 fans, some critically. Deadspin has video of a fan who was filming a few seats from where the tire landed. More from Reuters.

posted by tommytrump to auto racing at 07:43 PM - 7 comments

Ref Argues with Play-by-Play Announcer During Game: While Bob Ramsey was calling play-by-play Tuesday for the Saint Louis University Billikens, his characterization of a foul as "cheap" prompted referee Bo Borowski to come over and try to argue with him on the air. "Stay away from me," Ramsey said.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:33 AM - 2 comments

February 22, 2013

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February 19, 2013

2014 World Cup Will Use Goal-Line Tech: FIFA has agreed to use goal-line technology at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Two different systems have been tested: Goalref, which employs magnetic sensors to determine whether the ball crossed, and Hawkeye, which relies on cameras. Frank Lampard and Geoff Hurst had no comment.

posted by rcade to soccer at 06:29 PM - 7 comments

February 18, 2013

Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80: Jerry Buss, the longtime owner of the Lakers whose penchant for showmanship helped turn the game of basketball into “Showtime” and who led the team to 10 NBA championships, died Monday. He was 80.

posted by BornIcon to basketball at 11:08 AM - 6 comments

February 17, 2013

February 16, 2013

Another Document Links Ryan Braun to PED Supplier: Former National League MVP Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers has been linked to a Florida clinic that provided performance-enhancing drugs to several Major League Baseball players. Braun, whose positive test for PEDs in October 2011 was thrown out by the league because of a procedural violation, is named on a list alongside the dollar amount $1,500 on a document from the Biogenesis clinic -- the second document from that company naming Braun. A source told ESPN that the list is players who owed money for receiving the drugs. There is "no other reason to be on that paper," the source said. Braun denies the allegations.

posted by rcade to baseball at 02:34 PM - 6 comments

Carl Pavano Almost Died After Snow-Shoveling Fall: Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano said that the freak accident he suffered Jan. 12 while shoveling snow was nearly fatal. Pavano, 37, fell and jammed his midsection on a shovel handle at his Vermont home. He didn't know for four days that he'd lacerated his spleen. Surgery was performed at a Connecticut hospital after he went into shock, his blood count plummeted and his lung collapsed. "He said I was on borrowed time," Pavano said a family doctor told his wife, urging Pavano to go to a trauma center at once. "I was hours away from going into cardiac arrest and probably wouldn't even be here." A free agent, he doesn't know if he'll be able to pitch this season. "Right now, that's the last thing I'm worried about," he said.

posted by rcade to baseball at 02:20 PM - 2 comments

February 15, 2013

Robbie Rogers comes out as gay: US Soccer player Robbie Rogers has stated on his blog that he is gay and will be taking a break from soccer to concentrate on life.

posted by Ricardo to soccer at 02:53 PM - 9 comments

February 14, 2013

Oscar Pistorius Suspected in Girlfriend's Death: The Olympics and Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius is suspected of murdering his girlfriend, the 29-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp. Around 4 a.m. local time Thursday, Steenkamp was shot multiple times at Pistorius' home in Pretoria, South Africa. Police dismissed press reports suggesting that he mistook her for an intruder and said they had been at the house in the past for "allegations of a domestic nature." After winning a fight to compete with his "blade runner" prosthetics, Pistorius reached the 400-meter semi-finals at the London Olympics. Yesterday, Steenkamp expressed excitement on Twitter about Valentine's Day, posting the message, "What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited #ValentinesDay."

posted by rcade to olympics at 08:33 AM - 30 comments

February 13, 2013

February 12, 2013

Olympics drop wrestling for 2020: The International Olympic Committee has dropped wrestling from the list of "core" sports as of the 2020 Games. The shocking decision would mean that the sport, which had 18 events for men and women at last year's London games, is off the program for the first time since 1900.

posted by Etrigan to olympics at 01:11 PM - 26 comments

Pitchers and Catchers Report: Pitchers and catchers for 10 Major League Baseball teams reported to training camp Monday. Among the storylines this spring are whether New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter can return from his postseason ankle injury in time for Opening Day against the Boston Red Sox April 1 and whether new Sox manager John Farrell can revive the fortunes of the franchise, which finished 69-93 last season. The Houston Astros are beginning their first year in the American League West.

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:41 AM - 2 comments

Atlanta Braves Abandon Plans to Revive Chief Noc-a-Homa: The Atlanta Braves have canceled their plans to revive Chief Noc-a-Homa, the team's racially offensive "screaming savage" character, on the team's batting practice caps this season. The character was part of the team's logo from 1967 to 1989.

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:34 AM - 13 comments

February 11, 2013

February 10, 2013

Jay Williams, 10 Years After the Motorcycle Accident: Ten years ago, Chicago Bulls rookie guard and former Duke standout Jay Williams crashed his motorcycle and nearly lost his life, severely damaging his leg and ending a promising NBA career. A long profile in today's New York Times describes how Williams rebuilt his life and got past his reputation as someone who had it all and stupidly threw it away. "I hope people remind me of my accident every day of my life," said Williams. "Because that means I'm a prime example of somebody who had it and lost everything and may not have gotten it back in the same capacity but still reinvented myself." Williams allowed the Times to be the first media outlet to photograph his leg.

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:05 PM - 4 comments

February 09, 2013

February 08, 2013

Fantasy Baseball 2013 is here!: It's time for another year of Sportsfilter Fantasy Baseball!

posted by ursus_comiter to fantasy at 01:59 PM - 7 comments

February 07, 2013

Flacco Wanted to Cheat on Super Bowl's Final Play: As the Baltimore Ravens prepared to punt on the final play of Super Bowl 0x2F, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco urged teammates on the sideline to tackle San Francisco 49ers returner Ted Ginn Jr. if he got past all of the Baltimore defenders. NFL video shows Flacco making the suggestion several times. "If he starts to break it, go tackle him," Flacco said. "If he breaks this ... if he busts it for some reason? Tackle him! Go tackle him."

posted by rcade to football at 06:16 PM - 13 comments

February 06, 2013

Our Xmas OneWorldFutbol Campaign: We raised $608 to sent 32 futbols to kids in a small village in Mexico through a Rotary Club which goes down every year to build houses. Good on us!

posted by billsaysthis to culture at 07:00 PM - 7 comments

February 05, 2013

Cy Young Winner Brandon Webb Retires at 33: Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Webb, the National League Cy Young award winner in 2006 and runner up the next two seasons, has announced his retirement from baseball at age 33. Webb last pitched on the opening day of the 2009 season against the Colorado Rockies, leaving after four innings with shoulder discomfort. Two comeback attempts and shoulder surgeries later, he's throwing in the towel. "I was at the top of my game, at the top of the game and then it was just suddenly over," Webb said. Baseball writer Rob Neyer says Webb threw "one of the most devastating sinking fastballs that anyone has ever seen."

posted by rcade to baseball at 10:39 AM - 5 comments

February 04, 2013

NFL Pick 'Em Champion: Ying Yang Mafia: Turn out the lights, the party's over: Ying Yang Mafia has won the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em in a tiebreaker.

posted by rcade to fantasy at 10:28 AM - 14 comments

Clydesdale Wins Super Bowl Ad Meter: Anheuser-Busch climbed back into the saddle with the Super Bowl's top commercial -- a heart-tugging tale of the bond between a trainer and the Budweiser Clydesdale he raised -- in USA Today's Ad Meter. Procter & Gamble's Tide detergent pulled off a close No. 2 with an ad about an image of football legend Joe Montana miraculously appearing in a salsa stain.

posted by rcade to football at 08:27 AM - 22 comments

February 03, 2013

Ravens Power Past 49ers to Win Super Bowl: The Baltimore Ravens took a 28-6 lead over the San Francisco 49ers and held on for a 34-31 victory in Super Bowl 0x2F. After Jacoby Jones ran the second half opening kickoff back 108 yards to give the Ravens that 22-point lead, it looked like it was lights out for the 49ers. But then half of the New Orleans Superdome lights went out for 30 minutes, and after the delay was over, San Francisco lit up the Baltimore defense for two quick touchdowns to pull to within 8. They later closed the gap to 31-29.

posted by rcade to football at 11:56 PM - 33 comments

February 02, 2013

NFL Pick 'Em, Super Bowl Edition: There can be only one (unless there is more than one). Predict 10 categories and two tiebreakers to be crowned SportsFilter's NFL playoff prognosticator supreme. Predictions must be submitted before 6:30 p.m. Eastern on Sunday.

posted by rcade to fantasy at 04:48 PM - 30 comments

February 01, 2013