Archives for June 2017

June 30, 2017

University Rochester football player kidnapped and tortured for 40 hours: A college football player thought he and a friend were going to meet up with two women. Instead, they were abducted and tortured for 40 hours -- all because of a teammate.

posted by BornIcon to football at 12:44 PM - 7 comments

June 29, 2017

June 28, 2017

With words and a strong grip, an MLB umpire pulls a woman back from the brink in Pittsburgh : As a Major League Baseball umpire, John Tumpane often has to diffuse tense situations at the ballpark. None compared to the scene he came upon Wednesday as he walked across the Roberto Clemente Bridge around 3 p.m. on his way back from a run and lunch: A few hundred yards from PNC Park, he saw a woman climb over a railing and look toward the Allegheny River below.

posted by tommytrump to culture at 08:41 PM - 2 comments

The LA Clippers trade PG Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets: after Paul told the Clippers he would opt-out of his contract and sign with Houston as a free agent. In exchange for the sign-and-trade, the Clippers receive Gs Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams, F Sam Dekker, and Houston's 2018 1st Round Draft Pick. Elsewhere in the NBA...

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 01:12 PM - 5 comments

June 27, 2017

SCOTUS will hear New Jersey sports betting case: New Jersey has attempted, since 2011, to legalize sports betting in its state. This has included a voter-approved amendment to state constitution and legal action (all rejected) to overturn a 1992 federal law. The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday it would hear arguments on this case during the 2017-18 session.

posted by jjzucal to other at 09:42 PM - 4 comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two: A blowout, two squeakers, and a tie. One of these days, someone will successfully pick a tie—but not today. Maybe next week! Try your luck and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:51 PM - 15 comments

June 26, 2017

Trump Runs Over the Biggest Rule of Golf Green Etiquette: Video shows President Trump driving a golf cart all over a green, an act of sacrilege against all that is holy in the sport. The first time I drove a cart I had the fear of God put into me about never doing this. "Driving on the green is the most unsettling thing Trump has done," Vince Roedmer tweeted.

posted by rcade to golf at 08:55 PM - 4 comments

Hockey Hall of Fame, Class of 2017 Announced: Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya are reunited in hockey glory. Among the others making their way to the Hall of Fame are Dave Andreychuk and Carolina Hurricanes legend, Mark Recchi.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 05:32 PM - 0 comments

June 25, 2017

Ice Cube Begins 3-on-3 Basketball League: Big3, a summer three-man basketball league created by the rapper Ice Cube, begins Monday night on FS1. The half-court games reach halftime when one team scores 30 and the first to 60 wins. Eight teams will play in 10 cities. Players are all former NBA players, including Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups and Mike Bibby.

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:58 PM - 2 comments

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June 19, 2017

Soccer Rules Body Considers Timed 30-Minute Halves: Several huge rules changes are being debated by the International Football Association Board, a rules maker for world soccer. Some ideas: Switch to timed, 30-minute halves; only blow the whistle to end a half- or full-time when the ball goes out of play; and use ABBA order on penalty kicks instead of ABAB.

posted by rcade to soccer at 12:23 PM - 10 comments

June 18, 2017

Celtics Trade No. 1 Pick to 76ers: The Boston Celtics have traded the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft to the Philadelphia 76ers for the No. 3 pick this year and the Los Angeles Lakers' 2018 first-round pick (if it falls from 2-5) or the 76ers 2019 first-round pick from the Sacramento Kings (if it doesn't). I love the smell of complicated draft trade conditionals in the morning.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:36 AM - 11 comments

June 17, 2017

June 16, 2017

The 13th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em: It was way back in 1866 when young Tommy Football of Spitting Horse, New Brunswick became the first person to punt on third down. Of course, back then “punting” was a type of ballroom dance, and “third down” was slang for a venereal disease, but that memorable action lay the foundation for Canadian football as we know it today. Join us as we honour Tommy’s memory by picking every darn single CFL game of the season.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 03:04 PM - 18 comments

Cristiano Ronaldo 'wants to leave' Real Madrid after being accused of tax fraud: It's silly season for soccer as the rumors go deep into the crazy. Real Madrid may pay as much as €135 million for 18 year old French striker Kyian Mbappe (who's started only since November for Monaco). Arsenal, Liverpool or PSG may go in for Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with bids nearing $100M. Another 18 year old, keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma tells AC Milan he will not renew contract before it expires next Summer, so he may go for a fee far exceeding the current record for a goal-minder. And Roman Abramovich will sack Antonio Conte if Chelsea boss continues behaviour despite running away with the Premier League in his first season.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 11:37 AM - 2 comments

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June 12, 2017

SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: rcade: The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Nashville Predators in 6 games to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. In SportsFilter's NHL Pick 'Em contest the winner is, well, me. Hooray for me! I've won a one year subscription to Hockey News. Cixelsyd hoists the Costanza.

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:06 AM - 11 comments

June 11, 2017

Under-20 World Cup: England beat Venezuela in final: The Young Lions ride a Dominic Calvin-Lewert first half goal and outstanding goalkeeping by Freddie Woodman to bring home the nation's first world championship at any level in 51 years. Venezuela were camped in the England end almost the entire second half but between Woodman and a packed back line were never able to breakthrough.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 03:01 PM - 1 comment

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June 06, 2017

Girl's Soccer Team Banned from Tournament : An eight-year-old girl's soccer team was reportedly disqualified from a tournament on Sunday because organizers told her she "looks like a boy."

posted by BornIcon to soccer at 10:20 AM - 4 comments

June 05, 2017

June 04, 2017

Rock Climber Scales El Capitan with No Gear: Alex Honnold, 31, has climbed Yosemite's El Capitan wall without ropes or safety gear, a feat that could be the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of ever. Honnold says on his website that he lives a "'dirtbag-climber' existence" in a van chasing vertical glory.

posted by rcade to extreme at 11:06 AM - 6 comments

June 03, 2017

June 02, 2017

1860 Munich suffer double relegation to amateur leagues after owner refuses to pay license fee: A once-great German club nears collapse after a very sad two years of horrible on-field results.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 08:13 PM - 3 comments

The 35th America's Cup: is happening now. But...uuuhhh...what's up with those boats?

posted by NoMich to other at 01:48 PM - 5 comments

June 01, 2017