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Romney tries a retool with NASCAR race fans (runs hot dog cart)
Post Date: 2012-09-08 21:41:06 by hondo68
* 'NASCAR fans are everywhere' * Virginia starts early voting on Sept. 21 RICHMOND, Va., Sept 8 (Reuters) - Mitt Romney tried another lap around the track on Saturday to win over NASCAR stock-car racing fans, but rain put the brakes on his plan.The Republican presidential candidate visited a NASCAR race on Saturday night in Virginia, targeting white male voters in a swing state where early voting begins in two weeks.Romney joined Republican Virginia Senate candidate George Allen in serving hotdogs to fans under a tent at the Richmond International Raceway, and hundreds passed through asking for autographs and offering Romney words of support.Romney struggled to connect with ...
NFL To Use Replacement Officials For Week 1
Post Date: 2012-08-29 19:34:34 by Brian S
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL will open the regular season next week with replacement officials and said it was prepared to use them "as much ... as necessary" afterward. Replacements will be on the field beginning Wednesday night when the Dallas Cowboys visit the New York Giants in the season opener, league executive Ray Anderson told the 32 teams in a memo. Negotiations are at a standstill between the NFL and the officials' union. The NFL Referees Association was locked out in early June and talks on a new collective bargaining agreement have gone nowhere. Replacements have been used throughout the preseason, with mixed results. In 2001, the NFL used replacements for the first ...
NCAA Hands Out Severe Punishment For Penn State
Post Date: 2012-07-23 11:45:26 by Brian S
Chastising Penn State's athletic culture, NCAA President Mark Emmert issued a landmark ruling this morning, crippling Penn State's ability to compete on the field for years to come by banning the football team from a postseason bowl for four years, eliminating a total of 40 scholarships over four years and fining the school $60 million. Emmert also stripped Penn State of its wins between 1998 and 2011, meaning that former coach Joe Paterno is no longer major college football's all-time winningest coach. A total of 111 have been erased from Paterno's previous win total of 409. "This is an unprecedented, painful chapter in the history of intercollegiate athletics," ...
Penn State May Face Harshest Penalty: NCAA
Post Date: 2012-07-17 12:37:46 by Brian S
Severe penalties may be leveled against Penn State Universitys athletic program after a report showed school officials covered up a child sex-abuse scandal involving a former assistant football coach, the president of college sports governing body said. Mark Emmert, president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, said in an interview with the Public Broadcasting Service yesterday that he is awaiting Penn States response to the investigation conducted by former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Louis Freeh. The report released last week said the schools top executives, including former university President Graham Spanier and football coach Joe ...
Woman watched NASCAR with deceased man for over a year
Post Date: 2012-07-12 13:34:20 by Fred Mertz
Many of us like watching races in the company of other NASCAR fans, but Linda Chase of Jackson, Mich., might have taken that just a bit too far. For the past 10 years, she lived together with Charles Zigler. And when Zigler passed away, they continued to live and watch NASCAR together for approximately 18 months until authorities found Zigler's body on Friday. Zigler, known as Charlie, died naturally, Linda Chase said. "He just fell asleep." She kept him in his chair after he died, keeping him dressed and cleaned. His body did not stink, she said. She would talk to him and watch NASCAR races on television with him. Jackson officials believe that Zigler, who would have been ...
'How would a Jewish person feel if you put a swastika on a shoe?'
Post Date: 2012-06-18 18:34:43 by whyofcourse
'How would a Jewish person feel if you put a swastika on a shoe?' Adidas under fire for unveiling new trainer with orange 'shackles' like those worn by black slavesJS Roundhouse Mids have bright 'shackles' that fit around wearer's anklesMany have compared devices to those worn by black slaves in America2,000 label design 'offensive, ignorant' and say Adidas 'sunk to new lows' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 04:58 EST, 18 June 2012 | UPDATED: 07:31 EST, 18 June 2012 Adidas has sparked outrage and been accused of 'promoting slavery' by creating a new pair of trainers which have bright orange 'shackles' that fit around the ...
Roger Clemens Acquitted On All Charges
Post Date: 2012-06-18 17:20:06 by Brian S
Roger Clemens has been acquitted on all charges by a jury that decided he didn't lie to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs. Jurors returned their verdict Monday after close to 10 hours of deliberation. The outcome brings an end to a 10-week trial that capped an expensive, five-year investigation into one of the greatest pitchers in the history of baseball. The 49-year-old Clemens was accused of perjury, making false statements and obstructing Congress when he testified at a deposition and at a nationally-televised hearing in February 2008. The charges centered on his repeated denials that he used steroids and human growth hormone during his 24-year career. The ...
Lance Armstrong Charges: Why New Doping Allegations From USADA Are Different
Post Date: 2012-06-14 13:09:40 by Brian S
Charges of doping have long followed seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. Now the cyclist is facing those charges again, this time from a quasi-governmental agency, the United States Anti-Doping Agency, and there are a number of reasons why the new claims are different than the others Armstrong has faced over the last decade. For one, Armstrong, who has focused on triathlon competitions since his retirement from cycling, cannot compete in Ironman France, a triathlon set to start later this month, because of the allegations. The claims haven't even been proven, yet the 40-year-old Armstrong, who won the Tour de France seven times and is a cancer survivor, won't be able ...
Triple Crown-hopeful 'I'll Have Another' Scratched From Belmont...
Post Date: 2012-06-08 12:00:11 by Brian S
Horse racing was dealt a devastating blow on Friday morning. Trainer Doug O'Neill confirmed that his horse, I'll Have Another, won't run in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday afternoon. O'Neill confirmed that news on The Dan Patrick Show. O'Neill cited injury as the reason the horse won't run in the race. "It's his left front leg," O'Neill told the show. "This morning, he looked perfect. I took him and did a little something with him and after training, the swelling came back." O'Neill also said that the horse looked like it was suffering from tendinitis. I'll Have Another was looking to win the first Triple Crown since Affirmed took ...
At Preakness, No One Knows How Horses Will Rebound
Post Date: 2012-05-19 11:15:30 by Fred Mertz
Judging by his appetite and appearance, Bodemeister has rebounded nicely from his vigorous trip in the Kentucky Derby and is ready to shine at the Preakness. Bodemeister finished second in the Derby and has been installed the favorite in Saturday's second jewel of the Triple Crown. "I've had some horses, they run (and then) they don't eat for a few days and they sulk in the stall or whatever," Bodemeister trainer Bob Baffert said. "But he's a pretty tough horse. He just bounced out of it really well. If you watch their weight over their rumps, that's where they usually lose it if they can't handle what you're giving them. He filled out nice and ...
NFL Bans 4 Players Over Bounties; Saints LB Vilma Suspended For Season
Post Date: 2012-05-02 12:42:27 by Brian S
(CBS/AP) New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has been suspended without pay for the entire 2012 season by the NFL, one of four players punished for participating in a pay-for-pain bounty system. Defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, now with the Green Bay Packers, is suspended for eight games this season; Saints defensive end Will Smith is barred for four games; and linebacker Scott Fujita, now with the Cleveland Browns, will miss three games. All of the suspensions are without pay. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's ruling was announced Wednesday. Vilma was said to have offered $10,000 to knock out Brett Favre in the 2009 NFC championship game. Goodell upholds penalties in ...
Baseball Star Delmon Young Charged with Hate Crime After Midtown Fight
Post Date: 2012-04-28 19:08:04 by Brian S
MIDTOWN Detroit Tigers slugger Delmon Young was charged with a hate crime Friday after he attacked a man and spewed anti-Semitic slurs during a drunken tirade outside a hotel, police and prosecutors said.Young, 26, was charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime and was released on $5,000 bail Friday evening after allegedly tackling a 32-year-old man who confronted him over the slurs about 2:30 a.m. Friday outside the Hilton Hotel on Sixth Avenue at West 54th Street, police and prosecutors said.Prior to the fight, a "heavily intoxicated" Young had been standing outside the hotel when a panhandler wearing a yarmulke approached a group of Chicago tourists asking for ...
Marlins Ban Guillen for Five Games for Pro-Castro Comments
Post Date: 2012-04-10 11:54:49 by Brian S
Manager Ozzie Guillen was suspended by the Miami Marlins for five games after making comments in support of former Cuban President Fidel Castro. Guillen, a Venezuelan who has lived in Miami for a decade, apologized at a news conference in the Marlins stadium this morning. Today will be the last time that this person talks about politics, Guillen said near the end of the 49-minute televised session. This was a very bad moment. I learned a lot. Guillen told Time magazine for an article was released on April 5 that I love Fidel Castro, before clarifying his comments, according to the magazine. The Marlins acknowledge the seriousness of the ...
Kentucky Fans Riot: Wildcats Fans Flip Cars, Burn Couches After Final Four Win Over Louisville
Post Date: 2012-04-01 18:43:15 by Brian S
LOUISVILLE, Ky. Thousands of jubilant fans swarmed streets near the University of Kentucky campus Saturday night, setting couches ablaze and overturning cars after the Wildcats beat cross-state rival Louisville in a Final Four matchup that had riveted the state. The throngs of screaming, cheering fans took to the streets both on and off campus following the Wildcats' 69-61 win in New Orleans. Many streets had already been blocked off around Kentucky's Lexington campus to make way for the crowds, but sirens blared and police began shutting down more streets as the blazes broke out. Twitter feeds reported police in riot gear trying to disperse crowds that were overturning and ...
New Orleans Saints Coach Suspended For Season By NFL Because Of Bounty Program
Post Date: 2012-03-21 14:05:02 by Brian S
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was suspended without pay for the 2012 season by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was banned indefinitely on Wednesday because of the team's bounty program that targeted opposing players. Handing down sweeping and serious punishment for a system that paid out thousands of dollars when hits knocked specific opponents out of games, Goodell also suspended Saints general manager Mickey Loomis for the first eight regular-season games next season, and assistant coach Joe Vitt for the first six games. In addition, Goodell fined the Saints $500,000 and took away their second-round draft picks this ...
New York Giants Rally To Beat Patriots for Super Bowl Victory
Post Date: 2012-02-06 01:49:12 by Murron
New York Giants Rally To Beat Patriots for Super Bowl Victory INDIANAPOLIS -- Take that, Brady. You too, Peyton. Eli Manning is the big man in the NFL after one-upping Tom Brady and leading the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots in Sunday's Super Bowl -- in older brother Peyton's house, at that. Just as Manning did four years ago when the Giants ruined New England's perfect season, he guided them 88 yards to the decisive touchdown, which the Patriots didn't contest as Ahmad Bradshaw ran 6 yards with 57 seconds left. Patriots coach Bill Belichick reasoned the Giants would run the clock down and kick a short field goal, so he gambled by ...
Carlos Condit beats Nick Diaz
Post Date: 2012-02-05 11:17:35 by We The People
LAS VEGAS -- Carlos Condit earned the interim welterweight title and a match with champion Georges St. Pierre with a unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz at UFC 143 Saturday night. "It will be an honor to fight St. Pierre," Condit said. "Georges is a guy I've looked up to since I was a kid, before the UFC." Diaz pressed forward in the second round and appeared to get the better of the punches. But Condit landed leg kicks throughout the fight, and eventually was able to land effective counter strikes, giving him the win on all three scorecards, 48-47, 49-46, and 49-46. "Nick's pace is second to none," Condit said. "Chopping down his legs and ...
One of the Sweetist Knockouts I've seen in Quite a While
Post Date: 2012-01-15 15:37:56 by Fibr Dog
http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/377974/Barboza-KOs-Etim-in-3rd-round-with-spinning-heel-kick/ Beautiful spinning heel kick.
Looks Like Jesus Doesn't Love Tebow Anymore [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2012-01-14 22:27:30 by Wood_Chopper
It appears that Jesus is REALLY pissed at Tebow tonight. 42 to 7 so far.
Hank Williams Jr. Ditched By ESPN Over Obama Hitler Comments
Post Date: 2011-10-06 14:07:34 by war
Having pulled his iconic Monday Night Football introduction song following his comments on Fox News comparing President Obama to Hitler on Monday, ESPN has announced that they are terminating their relationship with the country star permanently. "We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams, Jr. We appreciate his contributions over the past years," the company said in a statement. "The success of Monday Night Football has always been about the games and that will continue." Williams, however, claims it was his choice to leave, writing on his website: AFTER ESPN SUSPENDS HANK JR. FOR ONE-WEEK, HANK JR. DECIDES TO PULL HIS SONG FROM BEING USED ON ESPN FOR REMAINDER ...
Floyd Mayweather Jr. wins bizarre fight
Post Date: 2011-09-18 01:36:41 by We The People
LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. got a head butt, a kiss and a hug from Victor Ortiz. He responded with a right hand that ended a bizarre fight early. Mayweather remained unbeaten and did it in emphatic fashion Saturday night, stopping Ortiz at 2:59 of the fourth round to take the welterweight title Ortiz brought into the ring. The end came just as the two fighters emerged from a break, in which Ortiz had embraced Mayweather in the center of the ring. As they broke, Mayweather shot out a left hand and followed it with a right that put Ortiz down in his corner. Ortiz struggled to get up as referee Joe Cortez called an end to the fight. "We touched gloves and we were back to ...
Former NFL Star Turned Actor Bubba Smith Dies In Los Angeles At 66
Post Date: 2011-08-03 19:30:06 by Brian S
LOS ANGELES Former NFL defensive star Bubba Smith, who found a successful second career as an actor, has died in Los Angeles at age 66. Los Angeles County coroners spokesman Ed Winter says Smith was found dead Wednesday at his Baldwin Hills home. Winter says he didnt know the circumstances or cause of death. Police spokesman Richard French says the death does not appear to be suspicious. Smith spent five seasons with the Baltimore Colts and two season each with Oakland and Houston. He played college ball at Michigan State. As an actor he played such characters as a police officer in the Police Academy series.
Camel, ostrich races returning to Ellis Park on Saturday
Post Date: 2011-07-30 12:56:15 by Fred Mertz
After 30 years of traveling the country to present camel and ostrich races, you'd figure that Joe Hedrick would be burned out. But that's not so, said the one-time rodeo clown who returns to Ellis Park with his show for the fourth consecutive year today. For one thing, he never tires of seeing the enjoyment of the crowds. For another, he's never quite certain what he might see. "It's racing, but it's mostly entertainment," Hedrick said Friday, sitting at a picnic table while watching his racing stock in two nearby pens. "Just tell me where else you can go and see an ostrich race or a camel race with the actual track jockeys riding them, even someone ...
Post Date: 2011-06-30 20:49:39 by Bartcoprules
Sorry. I just felt the need to share that.
136TH PREAKNESS STAKES - Pick a Winner
Post Date: 2011-05-21 11:31:31 by Fred Mertz
PREAKNESS REPORTMAY 20, 2011 by James Scully The Preakness (G1) storyline centers around the Kentucky Derby (G1) winner. ANIMAL KINGDOM (Leroidesanimaux [Brz]) will have the Triple Crown within his sights with a victory, one of the most elusive goals in all of sports, and his performance will dictate the level of interest in the Belmont S. (G1) three weeks later. The last leg of the series loses much of its appeal to the general public when a Triple Crown isn't on the line. The Preakness certainly looks doable for Animal Kingdom. Bred to excel at classic distances, the chestnut colt was overlooked at 20-1 at Churchill Downs primarily because he had never raced on dirt. He answered that ...
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