Archives for July 2022

July 31, 2022

Boston Celtics Great Bill Russell Dies: The Boston Celtics legend, Basketball Hall of Famer and civil rights activist Bill Russell died Sunday. He was 88. Russell won 11 NBA championships in 13 years in Boston. He averaged 22.5 rebounds a game, pulling down 21,620 in his career, and was voted the greatest NBA player ever by basketball journalists in 1980. Russell became the Celtics player-coach in 1966, making him the first Black coach in any major U.S. pro sport.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:57 PM - 6 comments

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CFL Pickem Week 8: 10,000 Rushing Yards Edition: On Thursday night the Als and Tabbies kick off the last week that the CFL has the football airwaves to itself. In our contest I'm holding on to first place by 10 points with Scooby in second after an impressive 36-point week. Make your picks and hoist a Molson Golden for Andrew Harris, the sixth CFL running back to cross 10,000 rushing yards.

posted by rcade to football at 07:38 PM - 13 comments

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July 22, 2022

Police open investigations into 2003 and 2018 Canadian world junior teams: Another Canadian world junior team is under a cloud of suspicion. Hockey Canada released a statement Friday regarding an alleged group sexual assault involving members of the 2002-03 national junior team. “We believe the alleged incident from 2003 should be investigated by the authorities, and we urge the police to open an investigation into this disturbing situation,” Hockey Canada said. “Hockey Canada will co-operate with and support the authorities in every way we can, and we once again urge anyone who may have relevant information about this alleged incident to contact Halifax police immediately.”

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 03:17 PM - 1 comment

July 21, 2022

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LIV Golfer Invites Sky Sports Reporter to Self-Fornicate: An unnamed LIV Golf turncoat didn't like being asked by Sky Sports reporter Jamie Weir whether he was concerned that The Open might be his last major for a while. All that Saudi money isn't buying much happiness, it seems. The golfer told Weir to "go f--- himself"

posted by rcade to golf at 06:58 PM - 6 comments

CFL Pickem Week 7: Yukon Cornelius Edition: A Thursday night doubleheader begins CFL week seven, kicking off with a Montreal/Ottawa game of teams still in the hunt in the East despite one win between them. In our contest I'm leapt into a tie with Jagsnumberone for first place. Three other players are just five points back. Make your picks and help the nickname for Taylor Cornelius take hold on both sides of America's coolest border.

posted by rcade to football at 06:40 PM - 12 comments

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July 15, 2022

MLB settles minor-league class action lawsuit: Major League Baseball has agreed to a settlement over unpaid wages with its minor-league players.

posted by werty to baseball at 10:15 PM - 1 comment

July 14, 2022

God Almighty the Orioles Have Won 10 in a Row: Phyllis Cooper was a Baltimore native and Orioles fan since 1954 who died July 2 at age 93. Since then her beloved O's have won 10 straight games -- their best streak since 1999. Her son Randy said she was a huge fan. “One thing I learned early on was don’t call her during a game. Because she’s not going to answer you and then you’re just going to get worried, like, ‘Mom isn’t answering the phone.’"

posted by rcade to baseball at 05:35 PM - 1 comment

CFL Pickem Week 6: Touchdown Atlantic Edition: The CFL week begins tonight when Edmonton visits Montreal. The marquee event is the Touchdown Atlantic game Saturday between Toronto and Saskatechewan in Nova Scotia. Our contest is dominated by Jacksonville as jagsnumberone takes first place five ahead of me. Make your picks, future Schooners fans!

posted by rcade to football at 10:10 AM - 14 comments

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July 10, 2022

Novak Djokovic Defeats Nick Kyrgios for Seventh Wimbledon Title: After losing the first set to an unstoppable serve barrage by Nick Kyrgios, Novak Djokovic rallied to win the next three sets for his fourth consecutive and seventh overall Wimbledon men's singles championship. Kyrgios played well but got out of focus mentally, constantly yelling at his box during the second and third sets. Afterwards he and Djokovic were so friendly that the latter used his on-court interivew to declare their "bromance" official. I love tennis.

posted by rcade to tennis at 04:26 PM - 0 comments

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CFL Pickem Week 5: Thrown to the Lions Edition: Week 5 of the CFL season is a three-game schedule that begins Thursday night when Calgary visits Edmonton. Our pickem contest has a new leader, jjzucal, who has a one singleton advantage over jagsnumberone. Make your picks and clear your schedules for Saturday night's showdown between Winnipeg and B.C.

posted by rcade to football at 09:47 PM - 10 comments

July 05, 2022

NBA Playoff Pickem Champion: NoMich: Before the NBA Finals, NoMich trailed me by 25 points. Then Steph happened, giving NoMich the NBA Playoff Pickem championship by 6 points over cixelsyd and I. Ufez Jones captures the Costanza. Congrats, NoMich!

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:46 PM - 4 comments

NBA Pickem Champion: Me! Me! Me!: The 2021-22 NBA Pickem champion is rcade. NoMich finished second and jjzucal claimed the Costanza. A salute to all players but mostly myself.

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:52 PM - 5 comments

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