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Learning to ride your first 2-wheel bike


By:  @community, 3 months ago
Comments:  38
Latest By:  @dave-2693993, yesterday

Learning to ride your first 2-wheel bike About a month ago I wrote and posted an article about remembering and wishing I could drive again for just a day the first car I ever owned - even asked everyone if they did as well. However there was absolutely no interest in it - I mean "nada", not a comment. http://thenewstalkers.com/community/discussion/30736/driving-your-first-car-again-for-a-day-a-wish-and-a-dream Maybe there could be more interest if I wrote an article about the... 
 
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Who is ready for college football?


By:  @bluestride, one week ago
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Latest By:  @bluestride, yesterday

       I cannot wait. I even have a countdown going on it.   https://days.to/until/ncaa-season       Who is your team? How do you think they will do this year?        I am a Sooners fan. I think they will do okay this year but, we lost a lot of offensive firepower this year and and although I will miss Bob Stoops, I have been ready for his brother to go as DC for a while now. Maybe now that LIncoln Riley is running the show he will find someone better to fill the slot... 
 
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What was your most excited moment in sports?


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 4 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @no-fear, 4 days ago

What was your most excited moment in sports? Fireworks, with Joe Carter on the screen being mobbed by his Blue Jays teammates when he crossed the plate after hitting his 1993 World Series winning home run in Toronto's Skydome. In my case, it was in 1993.  I had seasons tickets for 4 seats behind home plate half-way up the ground level in Toronto's Skydome for the Blue Jays baseball games from the time the franchise started. Best seats in the house and very expensive so I... 
 
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There's a fun article on Golf.com , on the border between sports and politics.  Trump was first off the tee at Aberdeen in 2012, but the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency has foiled his bid to open a second course there. ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP / GETTYIMAGES Playing golf with the 45th President of the United States offers a revealing character study of him. Donald Trump's private clubs are where he feels most comfortable, and holding court with members and guests and... 
 
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Derek Holland paid tribute to Rangers fan Sister Frances on the mound after she passed away     She was known to every Rangers fan, broadcaster and player --  always banging her drum from her seat behind home plate. She was Sister Frances Evans, a nun and Texas superfan, who passed away at the  age of 90 on Friday .  Though he's now a White Sox, and was pitching in Kansas City on Sunday,  Derek Holland  remembered his time with her fondly from the eight... 
 
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When your catch becomes your bait.


By:  @randy, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @enoch, 2 months ago

 
 
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Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor megafight finalized for Aug. 26


By:  @community, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 2 months ago

What began as talk for a fight many perceived as impossible between a boxing legend and the biggest star in mixed martial arts is now a reality. Former pound-for-pound king and five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. made the official announcement on social media on Wednesday, confirming that he will exit a 23-month retirement at age 40 to face  Conor McGregor , the UFC superstar, in a boxing match on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas.   ~LINK~  
 
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  UConn's 111-game winning streak ends, Miss St wins at buzzer UConn's record 111-game winning streak came to a startling end when Mississippi State pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in women's basketball history, shocking the Huskies 66-64 on Morgan William's overtime buzzer beater in the national semifinals Friday night.   [jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" youtube_id="2XcrcReCj5U"]  
 
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Mount Everest: Min Bahadur Sherchan dies attempting record


By:  @randy, 3 months ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 3 months ago

Mr Sherchan had a long rivalry with a Japanese climber An 85-year-old Nepali man who was attempting to become the oldest person to climb Mount Everest has died at base camp, Nepali officials say. Min Bahadur Sherchan, a former British Gurkha soldier, was trying to reclaim the record from Japan's Yuichiro Miura, who climbed Everest aged 80 in 2013. Mr Miura broke Mr Sherchan's own record set as a 76-year-old in 2008. It comes a week after Swiss climber Ueli Steck, 40,... 
 
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It’s Time to Bring Back Ferret-Legging


By:  @jwc2blue, 4 months ago
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Latest By:  @jwc2blue, 4 months ago

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2015/04/01/its-time-to-bring-back-ferret-legging/ Gentleman readers, this is a call to action. Throughout history, men have used sports to test themselves against one another, and it is time we revive a noble sport which builds courage, willpower, and mental fortitude. It is time for ferret-legging’s renaissance. What is ferret-legging? What is ferret-legging you ask? A sad question — it proves just how forgotten this sport has become. The game is... 
 
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If bowling were more popular as a spectator sport, this guy would be famous tonight. That was crazy.  [jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" youtube_id="AQnphc6qeNs"]     https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/fastest-perfect-bowling-game/ Most people who don’t stay in their own lane get dragged for it, either metaphorically or literally. This guy ended up breaking the bowling world record for fastest perfect game instead. According to Syracuse.com , bowler Ben Ketola is believed to... 
 
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First Woman to Officially Run Boston Marathon Makes Triumphant Return


By:  @spikegary, 4 months ago
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Latest By:  @spikegary, 4 months ago

Source In 1967, 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer made history when she defiantly became the first woman to officially run in the Boston Marathon — even as race officials tried to physically stop her. Fifty years later, she finished the race a second time, donning the same number: 261. "I just ran the fastest marathon I've run in 46 years," she told NBC News after crossing the finish line Monday. It's an impressive feat for someone whose coach once told her, "No dame ain't ever run... 
 
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A Spur Takes His Game (and Flannel Shirts) to the TV Studio


By:  @bob-nelson, 4 months ago
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Latest By:  @bob-nelson, 4 months ago

Original article by Scott Cacciola - Pro Basketball (NYT) ------------------------------------- Matt Bonner became a studio analyst for San Antonio Spurs broadcasts after announcing his retirement in January Credit Ray Whitehouse for The New York Times Matt Bonner prepared for his new gig by rummaging through his closet. He found 19 flannel shirts and seven pairs of corduroy pants. Based on his calculations, he had nearly 150 wardrobe combinations — more than enough... 
 
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  RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- Lexi Thompson had no idea why LPGA Tour rules official Sue Witters was approaching her on the way to the 13th tee during the final round at the ANA Inspiration. When she found out, Thompson still couldn't believe it. A television viewer's email had alerted officials to a day-old rules violation by Thompson for a 1-inch ball placement error. Her 3-shot lead had just been wiped out by a 4-shot penalty. "Is this a joke?" Thompson asked... 
 
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Hope Springs! MLB Gets Into Full Swing


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

Source America's Pastime is back and in full swing.  This is a nice article with lots of great pictures from Ballparks around the country.    
 
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Maryland girls basketball player held out of game for wearing hijab


By:  @johnrussell, 5 months ago
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Latest By:  @johnrussell, 5 months ago

  baltimoresun.com Maryland girls basketball player held out of game for wearing hijab Mar. 15th, 2017 Send to Kindle   View image on Twitter    Follow WMHS The Current   @WMHSTheCurrent Girls basketball player benched for wearing hijab in playoff game -  http:// wmcurrent.com/8470/showcase/ girls-basketball-player-benched-for-wearing-hijab-in-playoff-game/  … 7:46 AM -... 
 
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Local ABC Chicago Sportscaster Suspended For Anti-Trump Tweet


By:  @johnrussell, 6 months ago
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Latest By:  @the-hottest, 6 months ago

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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The Intentional Walk In Baseball Will No Longer Be Four Thrown balls


By:  @johnrussell, 6 months ago
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Latest By:  @johnrussell, 6 months ago

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, 6 months ago
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Latest By:  @johnrussell, 6 months 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, 7 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 7 months 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, 7 months 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, 9 months ago
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Latest By:  @hal-a-lujah, 9 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, 10 months ago
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Latest By:  @nona62, 10 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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