Archives for September 2017

September 29, 2017

September 28, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: I Won't Stand for That Edition: The Bears visit the pleasant 64-degree tundra of Lambeau Field tonight to face the Packers, opening the fourth week of the NFL season. Ufez Jones holds on to first with 232 points and Rumple second at 227. New in third is Jagsnumberone at 196. Jjzucal wins the week with 69 points. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 03:58 PM - 27 comments

September 27, 2017

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen: Yes, we have yet another new leader this week. Why am I not surprised? Stifle a yawn and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 05:30 PM - 13 comments

NCAA Coaches, Adidas Executive Face Charges: Across three complaints, two broad schemes were alleged. One involved bribing four assistant coaches -- at Arizona, Auburn, Oklahoma State and Southern California, all programs in the so-called Power 5 conferences of college sports -- to persuade players to send business to certain financial advisers once they turned professional. The other involved efforts to secretly funnel money from Adidas to three players and their families in exchange for the players' commitments to play at two Adidas-sponsored college programs and to later sign sponsorship deals with the company once they turned pro.

A new and a more highly recognized coach to get swept up in this scandal is Louisville's Rick Pitino.

posted by NoMich to basketball at 12:57 PM - 8 comments

Join Koharski's Donuts, SportsFilter's Fantasy Hockey League: The NHL season opener is just one week away and our Fantasy Hockey league is back for a fifth season. The league has head-to-head weekly match-ups and a live snake draft Sunday Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. Eastern. Use this link and the password "sprinkles" to join.

posted by rcade to hockey at 12:49 PM - 1 comment

September 26, 2017

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Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of CTE, autopsy shows: Researchers at Boston University, the leading center studying CTE, found pronounced signs the disease in Hernandez’s brain. “It was the most severe case they had ever seen,” said attorney Jose Baez, who successfully defended Hernandez in the double-murder case this year. “It was an advanced stage.”

posted by rumple to football at 07:26 PM - 3 comments

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Rushing Leader Kareem Hunt Edition: The Rams play the 49ers tonight to open the NFL week. In SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em, Ufez Jones wins the week with 124 points and climbs into first at 184, followed by last week's leader rumple at 177. Tron7 climbs to third at 165. Make your picks in the discussion.

posted by rcade to football at 01:09 PM - 34 comments

September 20, 2017

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen: Another week, another new name in first place. Is it you? It's definitely not Hamilton. Head north and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:36 AM - 17 comments

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September 14, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Undefeated Jaguars Edition: The NFL week begins tonight when the Texans visit the Bengals. In the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em, rumple opens with a lead at 85 followed by cixelsyd at 84 and MeatSaber at 75. Among the newbies, corky leads with 69. Make your picks in this discussion.

posted by rcade to football at 10:31 AM - 34 comments

September 13, 2017

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Thirteen: Our little pick 'em has become nearly as volatile as the East Division, although hopefully not quite as embarrassing. Reever extends his lead but six players are within five points of him. Take your socks off and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:32 AM - 19 comments

September 12, 2017

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September 08, 2017

Premier League clubs’ brave move may be ruined by elite European predators: The Premier League voted to close its Summer transfer window on the Thursday before the opening weekend of the season beginning next season. Now they'll have to wait to see if any of the other big leagues follow, or else wait to see how many players get picked off in the two weeks or so the window remains open for Spain, Germany, France and Italy. Mourinho and Conte aren't worried... Popocorn not included

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 11:38 AM - 0 comments

September 07, 2017

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twelve: Well, we survived Labour Day - all of us, that is, except Hamilton's perfect winless record. Shed a tear and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:12 PM - 14 comments

September 06, 2017

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest: The NFL season starts Thursday, which means the return of the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em. Same rules as last year: Choose the winners of each game, the margin of victory and any game as a stone cold lead pipe lock to double your points in victory (glory!) or lose points in defeat (ignominy!). The winner will receive an official NFL game ball (details inside).

posted by rcade to football at 07:03 PM - 47 comments

September 05, 2017

Red Sox found to be stealing signs from the Yankees: using an Apple Watch.

posted by rumple to baseball at 04:53 PM - 0 comments

I doped like Maria Sharapova: and it was actually pretty great.

posted by rumple to tennis at 03:54 PM - 1 comment

September 04, 2017

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September 01, 2017

Justin Verlander Traded to Houston Astros: The Detroit Tigers traded ace Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros for minor leaguers outfielder Daz Cameron, pitcher Franklin Perez and catcher Jake Rogers and either a player to be named later or cash. Verlander, 34, won the Cy Young award in 2011 and was runner-up last season. He's under contract through 2019 with an option for 2020. The Tigers will reportedly pay $8 million of his salary in 2018 and 2019.

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:22 AM - 4 comments

Ross Barkley Nixes Move to Chelsea on Transfer Deadline Day: Ross Barkley changed his mind at the last minute, scuttling a £35 million transfer from Everton to Chelsea. The Premier League champions have lost out in pursuit on several high-profile players including Romelu Lukaku, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Fernando Llorente. They added Davide Zappacosta from Torino and Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City. More transfer news on Daily Express.

posted by rcade to soccer at 08:40 AM - 2 comments