Archives for May 2021

May 31, 2021

Majors May Disqualify Osaka for Refusing to Do Interviews: Naomi Osaka was fined $15,000 for refusing to do interviews after her first round win in the French Open and the penalties will get much worse if it continues. The four majors issued a joint statement reminding her that the penalties could include disqualification. Osaka is currently ranked 2nd in the world. Her sister Mari posted on Reddit that the boycott is because the press keeps telling her she has a bad record on clay and "her confidence was completely shattered." Update: Osaka withdrew from the French Open.

posted by rcade to tennis at 11:14 AM - 13 comments

May 30, 2021

May 29, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem Round 2: There's still the Canadiens/Leafs series to be decided, but round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins tonight at 8 p.m. when the Islanders face the Bruins. Cixelsyd and Tahoemoj currently lead with 70 points after getting six series winners and two team props. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to hockey at 10:07 AM - 23 comments

May 28, 2021

A-Rod Has Something to Hide: Alex Rodriguez has launched a line of makeup for men, starting with his Blur concealer that comes in eight different shades. "I realized as I was jumping from meeting to meeting, I needed something quick and easy in my routine to conceal blemishes or razor bumps," explained Rodriguez on Instagram, where his first photo looks like a space alien's first attempt at smiling.

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:12 AM - 4 comments

NBA Pickem Champion: Goyoucolts: The NBA Pickem champion for 2020-21 is Goyoucolts, who took the lead four weeks before season's end and never gave it back. The coveted Costanza is claimed by Scooby10672. Congratulations!

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:02 AM - 3 comments

May 27, 2021

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May 25, 2021

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem: The NBA Playoff Pickem has returned. Pick the winners of the eight playoff serii along with four prop bets. The contest winner receives an NBA 59Fifty Cap of the team of their choice, which let's be honest should be the Dallas Mavericks. Contest dedicated to Chuck Cunningham, who went upstairs to retrieve his basketball and never came back down again. Good luck!

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:46 AM - 8 comments

ESPN Host Wins $300,000 on NFL Draft Prop Bet: ESPN Daily Wager host Doug Kezirian got odds as high as 100-1 at BetMGM on Tyson Campbell becoming the first safety selected in the 2021 NFL Draft, winning $297,800 on a series of prop bets he placed when the Jacksonville Jaguars took Campbell in the second round. "BetMGM vice president of trading Jason Scott declined to comment for the story."

posted by rcade to football at 10:02 AM - 1 comment

May 24, 2021

May 23, 2021

Phil Mickelson Did What?: Half centurion Phil Mickelson has become the oldest golfer to ever win a major, taking the PGA Championship Sunday at Kiawah Island, South Carolina, before a full-capacity crowd that descended into bedlam. He's also the first to win tournaments 30 years apart. "He's been on tour as long as I've been alive," said Jon Rahm, to which I say shut the hell up kid.

posted by rcade to golf at 10:38 PM - 6 comments

May 22, 2021

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May 19, 2021

Broadcaster Marv Albert retiring after NBA Eastern Conference finals: Hall of Fame play-by-play voice Marv Albert plans to retire from broadcasting after announcing the 2021 Eastern Conference Finals on TNT, he announced Monday.

posted by BornIcon to basketball at 10:06 AM - 3 comments

May 18, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem: The playoffs are underway in hockey and the SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pickem has returned. Pick the teams that will win each series, the games each series takes, and three prop bets. First prize is an official game puck and eternal glory. The first picks are due Wednesday night.

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:49 PM - 24 comments

May 17, 2021

May 16, 2021

Lost Golf Course Brought Back in Wales After 50 Years: A golf course in Rhayader, Wales, has been returned to a playable state a half century after it closed and reverted to the wild. Research on the old course's layout led to the discovery that it was the work of Alister MacKenzie, who also designed Cypress Point in California, Royal Melbourne in Australia and Augusta National. "The most upsetting part is that it will be completely unplayable again in another month," rescuer Chris Powell said.

posted by rcade to golf at 06:54 PM - 3 comments

May 15, 2021

Leicester City Wins FA Cup Over Chelsea: A fantastic Youri Tielemans goal, a disallowed Ben Chilwell equalizer and two otherworldly Kasper Schmeichel saves led to the first FA Cup championship for Leicester City. The 1-0 victory over Chelsea is manager Brendan Rodgers' first major trophy.

posted by rcade to soccer at 09:32 PM - 8 comments

May 14, 2021

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May 11, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 21: End of Season Edition: There are seven nationally televised games to end the NBA regular season, starting with Heat/Celtics and Knicks/Lakers tonight on TNT. Goyoucolts leads our contest by 22 over NoMich with the rest of us playing for our next contracts. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:04 PM - 12 comments

May 10, 2021

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May 07, 2021

Wild thangs: Double-A team draws 13 walks in an inning: “It just got out of control, literally,” longtime Barons radio announcer Curt Bloom said. “And it was contagious.” “It was 87 pitches with 24 strikes. Most of them weren’t even close, really,” he added.

posted by tommybiden to baseball at 01:35 PM - 3 comments

May 06, 2021

Orioles Pitcher Retires 27 Batters But It Isn't a Perfect Game: Baltimore Orioles pitcher John Means has entered the Bar Trivia Hall of Fame by throwing a no-hitter over the Seattle Mariners with 27 batters retired without it counting as a perfect game. He struck out Sam Haggerty in the third on a wild pitch. Haggerty was caught stealing.

posted by rcade to baseball at 10:26 AM - 4 comments

NBA Pickem Week 20: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition: There are six national games to pick this week, beginning with tonight's TNT doubleheader of Nets/Mavericks and Lakers/Clippers. Goyoucolts holds on to first, 46 points ahead of NoMich. Make your picks, ladies and germs.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:03 AM - 11 comments

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