Archives for July 2017

July 31, 2017

Cubs Give Steve Bartman a World Series Ring: The Chicago Cubs gave a World Series ring today to Steve Bartman. "While no gesture can fully lift the public burden he has endured for more than a decade, we felt it was important Steve knows he has been and continues to be fully embraced by this organization. After all he has sacrificed, we are proud to recognize Steve Bartman with this gift today," owner Tom Ricketts said. Bartman responded with gratitude and said, "I am relieved and hopeful that the saga of the 2003 foul ball incident surrounding my family and me is finally over."

posted by rcade to baseball at 02:27 PM - 13 comments

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July 26, 2017

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six: The league played one more game than usual, but our little pick 'em scored approximately one million more points than usual. I don't even recognize the standings anymore. Blink twice and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:42 AM - 16 comments

July 25, 2017

111 NFL Brains Examined By Neuropathologist: All but one were found to have CTE.

posted by beaverboard to football at 12:24 PM - 5 comments

July 24, 2017

July 23, 2017

Icarus: A new film exposes the level and scope of state sponsored cheating by Russia in the London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Olympics. And the limited ability of anyone to do anything about it.

posted by owlhouse to olympics at 08:47 PM - 1 comment

DEMPSEY STRIKE TIES ALL-TIME MNT GOALS RECORD, CAPS USA'S 2-0 GOLD CUP SEMIFINAL WIN VS. COSTA RICA: They'll face the winner of tonight's Mexico-Jamaica match. While Dempsey was definitely the super-sub, Jozy Altidore had a strong night in which he wasn't bitten even once and Darlington Nagbe was probably man of the match. Coach Bruce Arena now has the team unbeaten in 13 matches since taking over last Fall.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 10:58 AM - 1 comment

July 22, 2017

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July 18, 2017

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five: You're not seeing double: Ottawa plays twice this week and we've had three leaders in four weeks. And yes, that's an early Wednesday game on your calendar. Get your vision checked and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:01 PM - 16 comments

July 17, 2017

July 16, 2017

Roger Federer Wins 8th Wimbledon Championship: Roger Federer has won the Wimbledon men's final, defeating Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. It's his eighth title in the tournament, passing Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, and his record 19th Grand Slam win. Federer, 35, last won in 2012.

posted by rcade to tennis at 11:21 AM - 10 comments

July 15, 2017

Garbine Muguruza Wins Wimbledon Crown: Garbine Muguruza turned a close match against Venus Williams into a rout, defeating her in the Wimbledon final 7-5, 6-0 for her first victory in the championship. It's the second major for the 23-year-old Spaniard. Williams, the oldest Wimbledon finalist since 1994 at age 37, had two set points in the first set.

posted by rcade to tennis at 11:00 AM - 0 comments

July 14, 2017

July 13, 2017

Peter Karmanos close to selling Hurricanes for $500 million: Peter Karmanos Jr., majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, could be close completing a sale of the NHL team for about $500 million, according to a Bloomberg News report.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 03:31 PM - 6 comments

July 12, 2017

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four: In the CFL, scoring is up. In our little pick 'em, scoring is down. The solution is clichéd yet practical: bet big or go home. Widen your spreads and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:29 PM - 16 comments

July 11, 2017

July 10, 2017

What football will look like in the future: Something is terribly wrong.

posted by DrJohnEvans to football at 02:30 PM - 3 comments

July 09, 2017

Wayne Rooney Signs Two-Year Deal with Everton: Fifteen years after he debuted with the club at age 16, Wayne Rooney is back at Everton. He arrives at Goodison Park with the scoring records for England and Manchester United and titles in the Premier League (5), Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup (3). "He loves Everton and he was desperate to come back. He is still only 31 and I don't have any doubts about his qualities," manager Ronald Koeman said.

posted by rcade to soccer at 11:18 AM - 11 comments

July 08, 2017

July 07, 2017

Tennis Player Suffers Terrible Knee Injury at Wimbledon: The American tennis player Bethanie Mattek-Sands, the No. 1 doubles player in the world, was playing a second-round singles match Thursday against Sorana Cirstea when she fell with a terrible knee injury. Mattek-Sands screamed in agony for help after the fall, Cirstea and many onlookers in obvious anguish and her knee visibly damaged. This video shows some details, omitting the sound, and here's a tweet with how crazy the situation was as it unfolded..

posted by rcade to tennis at 12:27 AM - 3 comments

July 06, 2017

July 05, 2017

Edmonton Oilers sign Connor McDavid to eight-year contract worth $12.5-million a year: “Two years ago, I was at the Oilers development camp in Jasper. Now this … you take it all in stride and run with it.” McDavid will make $3.775 million with his performance bonuses this coming season and then the whopping extension kicks in.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 07:32 PM - 4 comments

July 04, 2017

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Three: Out of 250 points scored last week, the Argos had only 15 of them. Maybe 2017 isn't so different after all. Check your calendars and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:22 PM - 13 comments

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