Archives for March 2017

March 31, 2017

Penn State Trustee 'Running Out of Sympathy' for Victims: Penn State is competing with Baylor for most despicable institution embroiled in a controversy over sexual misconduct. Trustee Albert Lord just wrote in a letter, "Running out of sympathy for 35-year-old, so-called victims with seven-digit net worth. Do not understand why they were so prominent in trial." Former school president Spanier was convicted last week of child endangerment over the school covering up decades of abuse of children by former coach Jerry Sandusky. The school has paid $93 million to more than 30 of his victims.

posted by rcade to general at 02:07 PM - 5 comments

March 30, 2017

World Cup 2026: Fifa reveals allocation for 48-team tournament: Asia doubles count, Africa nearly does, CONMEBOL gets six places (out of 10 nations), CONCACAF also six (no more Hex?), Oceania gets a full spot, UEFA goes from 13 to 16 and there would be a new six nation playoff for the 48th spot.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 01:02 PM - 12 comments

March 29, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 23: Better Not Rest Your Starters Edition: This week's nationally televised games begin tonight at 9:30 p.m. Eastern with Spurs/Warriors. With only two weeks left in the NBA season, Goyoucolts leads the SportsFilter Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em at 680, followed closely by Ufez Jones at 674 and Howard_T at 672. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:15 PM - 16 comments

March 28, 2017

March 27, 2017

NFL team owners approve Raiders' move to Vegas: They still will play out two seasons in Oakland and one in a location TBD before moving to LV for the 2020 season.

posted by Joey Michaels to football at 03:41 PM - 26 comments

March 26, 2017

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NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: J.J. Barea Will Smash Edition: There are six national TV games to pick in SportsFilter's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, beginning with tonight's Hawks/Bucks game on NBA TV. NoMich wins the week with 52 points. Goyoucolts leads the competition with 649 points, followed closely by Howard_T at 636 and Ufez Jones at 618. I had another rough week, as if you cared. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:54 PM - 16 comments

March 23, 2017

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March 21, 2017

Chicago Fire Sign Bastian Schweinsteiger: Only three years removed from a start in a World Cup Final victory, Bastian Schweinsteiger has become the latest big name to move to the MLS, signing a one-year, $4.5 million designated player contract with the Chicago Fire with a second-year option. Schweinsteiger wasn't in Jose Mourinho's plans since he took over at Manchester United and hadn't played a Premier League game this season, but he had a goal and an assist in an FA Cup match in January.

posted by rcade to soccer at 09:19 AM - 9 comments

March 20, 2017

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March 18, 2017

Here’s Why the US Women’s National Hockey Team Is Going on Strike: Team captain Meghan Duggan:  We are asking for a living wage and for USA Hockey to fully support its programs for women and girls and stop treating us like an afterthought. We have represented our country with dignity and deserve to be treated with fairness and respect. Hashtag: #BeBoldForChange CNN: Pay fight between USA Hockey and women's players intensifies

posted by NoMich to culture at 11:41 PM - 7 comments

March 17, 2017

March 16, 2017

AFC Wimbledon Still Not Over MK Dons Taking Club: For the first time, AFC Wimbledon hosted a match against MK Dons, the club formed when Wimbledon FC was bought and moved to Milton Keynes. Tuesday's match program only called the visitors "Milton Keynes," omitting the Dons name that was kept in the franchise move. MK Dons owner Pete Winkleman, blocked from the director's box, sat with the team's supporters. AFC Wimbledon, formed by fans 15 years ago after their club was lost, won 2-0.

posted by rcade to soccer at 01:14 PM - 4 comments

March 15, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 21: Emphasize the Triangle Edition: There are eight games to pick in the SportsFilter Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, beginning with two tonight on ESPN. Goyoucolts has taken the lead back from Howard_T with a 56-point performance. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 05:57 PM - 12 comments

Happy 125th Birthday, Liverpool FC: On March 15, 1892, John Houlding famously broke from the board of Everton to form a new club - Liverpool.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 11:52 AM - 2 comments

March 14, 2017

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March 09, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Dirk Nowitzki 30,000 Edition: With six weeks to go in SportsFilter's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, Howard_T has climbed into first by 8 points over Goyoucolts. There are nine national TV games to pick this week, including two Friday night games on NBA TV. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 05:21 PM - 15 comments

March 08, 2017

Lox to advance: How Israel's WBC team engineered the greatest Jewish miracle since the oil burned for eight days. It's not nothing, if you know what I mean.

posted by billsaysthis to baseball at 06:27 PM - 0 comments

March 07, 2017

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March 02, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: Not Funny Amar'e Edition: There are nine national NBA games to pick, beginning with two Thursday night. In the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, Goyoucolts leads with 545, but Howard_T is threatening at 527 after a 68-point week.

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:55 PM - 11 comments

March 01, 2017