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Local ABC Chicago Sportscaster Suspended For Anti-Trump Tweet


By:  @johnrussell, an hour ago
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/ct-mark-giangreco-suspended-trump-spt-0224-20170223-story.html AB C -7 sportscaster Mark Giangreco, who in a tweet Sunday referred to President  Donald Trump  as a "cartoon lunatic" and America as "a country full of simpletons," has been suspended.   "Sports anchor Mark Giangreco's Twitter comments are not in line with ABC 7 Chicago's non-partisan editorial standards," the Disney-owned station's management said Thursday in a... 
 
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As part of its initiative to improve pace-of-game play, Major League Baseball has approved a change to the intentional walk rule, going from the traditional four-pitch walk to a dugout signal, team and union sources told ESPN's Howard Bryant. MLB has studied various ways to quicken games. ESPN's Jayson Stark reported earlier this month that MLB had made formal proposals to the players' union to usher in both raising the strike zone and scrapping the practice of lobbing four balls... 
 
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374 points scored in NBA all star game


By:  @johnrussell, one week ago
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Latest By:  @johnrussell, one week ago

NEW ORLEANS -- Someone finally shined brighter at an NBA All-Star Game, but it took a record-breaking scoring night to do it. The Pelicans' Anthony Davis set an All-Star record with 52 points on his home court, and the host West squad beat the East 192-182. David, who was 26-of-39 from the field and chipped in 10 rebounds, broke Wilt Chamberlin's 55-year-old record of 42 points, set in 1962. He was of course named the game's Most Valuable Player. Westbrook nearly topped... 
 
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Akil Mitchell describes eyeball popping out during basketball game


By:  @community, one month ago
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Latest By:  @community, one month ago

A basketball player says he is "doing pretty well, all things considered" after his eye popped out in the middle of a game, New Zealand media report. Akil Mitchell, who plays for the New Zealand Breakers, was in Auckland for an Australian NBL game on Thursday night when the incident happened. The finger of an opposing player accidentally dislodged his eyeball. The American fell to the ground holding his hands to his left eye and was rushed to hospital. "With the palm of my... 
 
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Packers vs Falcons


By:  @aeonpax, one month ago
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I'm hosting an impromptu Packer party weekend. Six family's, 28 people. It started Friday evening.  At any rate, In three and a half hours, the game begins. I hope the Green Bay Packers win. If they lose; shit happens .  
 
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Football Star Who Had His Career Ruined By Marijuana Dies Young


By:  @johnrussell, 3 months ago
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Latest By:  @hal-a-lujah, 3 months ago

Rashaan Salaam, a former Heisman Trophy-winning running back, dies http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/18221607/former-heisman-trophy-winning-running-back-rashaan-salaam-died   3:14 PM CT Rashaan Salaam, a Heisman Trophy-winning former running back, has died, a family spokesperson said Tuesday. He was 42. Salaam was found dead Monday night in a park in Boulder, Colorado, where he had played for the University of Colorado. Authorities said... 
 
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The latest 2017 Mock Draft  has Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson projected to the San Francisco 49ers with the third overall pick behind only Alabama defensive end Jonathan Allen and Texas A M defensive end Myles Garrett. Blaine Gabbert is clearly not the answer http://www.clemsontigersfootballstore.com/marcus-edmond-jersey-c-43.html . Colin Kaepernick possesses the mobility Chip Kelly is looking for at quarterback, but his decision making and accuracy from the pocket remain average,... 
 
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Cubs Win World Series In Epic Game 7


By:  @john-russell, 4 months ago
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Latest By:  @nona62, 4 months ago

Believe it: Cubs win first World Series since 1908 in epic Game 7   Russell's grand slam Russell's grand slam MLB.com Scroll back up to restore default view. CLEVELAND – The Chicago Cubs won the World Series on Wednesday night. They won it in epic, incredible, unbelievable fashion. They won it with an extra-innings rally that followed an improbable home run that chased a grinding... 
 
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I n the fall of 2003, I came to New York City to seek my fortune. I ended up sleeping during most days and drinking most nights at a series of cheap and disgusting bars on Avenue A in the East Village. When I wasn’t drunk or hibernating—and occasionally then, too—I was thinking about the Chicago Cubs.   ~LINK~  
 
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Cub Nation Hoping For Ticket Punch To World Series Tonight


By:  @john-russell, 4 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 4 months ago

Thousands of Cubs fans mill outside Clark St. bars an hour before Game Six of NLCS Kevin Kaduk Verified account  ‏ @ KevinKaduk     15m 15 minutes ago The Clark Street bars are already a mob scene. #nlcs # cubs #dodgers  
 
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CUBS FANS PACK CLARK STREET BARS PRIOR TO 1ST WRIGLEY FIELD WORLD SERIES GAME IN 71 YEARS     If they win, it will be like Bourbon St. at Mardi Gras.       Rebekah Smith  ‏ bekahswa     47m     47 minutes ago Its like the world ended down here. Complete pandemonium. WorldSeries Wrigleyville   Bars in Wrigleyville charging $200 cover tonight. $300 Sat. I think I'll watch the gm in my LR.... 
 
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BASEBALL – Time to get excited again


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 5 months ago
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Latest By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 4 months ago

BASEBALL – Time to get excited again When the Blue Jays came to Toronto, I was connected through Variety Club to the major brewery sponsor of the team, and was able to get season’s tickets to 4 seats in the new Skydome about 20 rows up behind home plate – absolutely perfect to view the whole field yet close enough to the real action. They were expensive so I shared them with 3 others, my brother and 2 other friends. We each took a quarter of the games, and then did some trades for... 
 
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"...the postseason pressure that they would face this year, which I think is going to be the greatest that any team has ever faced, because of the number of years since they last won the world series and how great they were during the regular season." Buster Olney , ESPN baseball expert   No Cub fan alive has ever heard their team referred to as the best in baseball , until this year.  I think Cub fans who watch a lot of games do believe the Cubs have the best team, but that is... 
 
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Mayville's David Johnson heckles Ryder Cup golfers, wins $100 bet by sinking putt


By:  @community, 5 months ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 5 months ago

CHASKA, Minn.—The best golfers in the world are at Hazeltine National Golf Club for the Ryder Cup this weekend but David Johnson of Mayville, N.D., stole the show Thursday.    During a practice round, Europeans Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson were practicing a 12-foot putt. The two missed six times each, according to PGA Tour's Ben Everill. From the spectator gallery, the 30-year-old Johnson, who grew up in New London, Minn., shouted jeers at the golfers. Stenson went toward... 
 
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Ryder Cup 2016: Tiger Woods forgets he is not in the team at USA photocall


By:  @community, 5 months ago
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Latest By:  @1stwarrior, 5 months ago

Tiger Woods forgot he was only a vice-captain for the United States team in the Ryder Cup as he tried – and failed – to get on the team photograph. Davis Love III , the USA captain, and his 12 players assembled before practice at Hazeltine on Tuesday for their photoshoot with the trophy. Woods, who is expected to make his playing comeback in a fortnight’s time after more than a year out with back problems, positioned himself on the far right of the back row next to Jimmy... 
 
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Mariners suspend catcher for rest of season


By:  @pj, 5 months ago
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Latest By:  @cerenkov, 5 months ago

Mariners suspend catcher for rest of season USA TODAY SPORTS                     © Ken Blaze, USA TODAY Sports  M's catcher should be released for controversial tweets The Seattle Mariners suspended Steve Clevenger without pay for the remainder of the season, moving swiftly Friday to discipline their backup catcher after his set of tweets imploring that protestors in Charlotte should be “locked behind bars like... 
 
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Thief River Falls Set to Join SIJHL for 2017 Season --- SWEET!


By:  @community, last year
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Latest By:  @kavika, 6 months ago

THUNDER BAY –  Expansion is in the future for the Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL). The league is looking to grow by one team south of the border. “We are extremely excited to bring Junior “A” hockey to the great community of Thief River Falls and the beautiful Ralph Engelstad Arena”, stated SIJHL Commissioner Bryan Graham. “The franchise has a solid ownership group made up of some very familiar names to hockey fans of Thief River Falls and the surrounding area”, added... 
 
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Navy pulls freshman QB Malcolm Perry from stands to play in game


By:  @community, 6 months ago
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Latest By:  @release-the-kraken, 6 months ago

Playing quarterback at  Navy  isn't a job, but it's sometimes an adventure. After starting quarterback  Tago Smith  injured his right knee in the first half of Saturday's  52-16 victory  against FCS opponent Fordham, the Midshipmen pulled freshman  Malcolm Perry  out of the stands. Perry, listed as the team's No. 4 quarterback after preseason camp, was wearing his uniform whites while sitting in the brigade at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. By the fourth quarter, Perry, from... 
 
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Vikings QB Bridgewater injured in practice; news conference at 4 p.m.


By:  @community, 6 months ago
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Latest By:  @release-the-kraken, 6 months ago

  Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down with an apparently serious injury during practice on Tuesday and was taken away by ambulance.     The third-year quarterback didn’t appear to be touched when he went down in the pocket and grabbed his left knee.   ~LINK~  
 
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Colin Kaepernick sits during national anthem; 49ers defend move


By:  @pj, 6 months ago
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Latest By:  @1stwarrior, 6 months ago

Colin Kaepernick sits during national anthem; 49ers defend move   Arthur Weinstein 3 hrs ago                     © ( Getty Images )  Colin Kaepernick Colin Kaepernick, who has been mired in a quarterback controversy with Blaine Gabbert to see who will lead the 49ers this season, may have sparked a real controversy Friday night. Kaepernick did not stand for the national anthem before the 49ers preseason game at Levi's... 
 
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Egypt's Coptic Christians protest exclusion from Olympic and other sports


By:  @community, 6 months ago
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Latest By:  @cerenkov, 6 months ago

  A charity that campaigns for equal rights in Egypt has filed a formal complaint of discrimination against Coptic Christians in the selection of Egypt's Olympic team. Coptic Solidarity has complained to the International Olympic Committee and to the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) claiming that Egypt has discriminated against Coptic athletes. Coptic Solidarity  says this discrimination  prevents Coptic athletes from competing at national and... 
 
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Indy leaguer breaks his own windshield with a grand slam


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 6 months ago
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Latest By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 6 months ago

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Katie Ledecky beats 800m record


By:  @community, 7 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 7 months ago

    Katie Ledecky became the first woman to win the 200-, 400-, and 800-meter freestyle since the 1968 Mexico City games,  The New York Times  reported. She beat the second-place finisher, Jazz Carlin from Great Britain, by 11.38 seconds. In swimming, 11 seconds is a long time. To put it in perspective: “The men’s 100-meter dash final Sunday in track and field will begin and end in the time [Ledecky] spent waiting” for other competitor’s to finish,  The Washington Post .... 
 
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Parkettes Asking For Respect From The Vikings


By:  @community, 7 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 7 months ago

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A group of women who cheered for the Minnesota Vikings for 20 years are being snubbed by the organization they represented. From 1964 through the 1983-84 NFL season , the St. Louis Park Parkettes cheered for the Minnesota Vikings at Met Stadium. Now they are concerned their legacy is being ignored. The group is not being included in the pre-season game where Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders from the past will be recognized. “It’s always been part of... 
 
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