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Sports leagues seek return to play but with no guarantees

Sports leagues seek return to play but with no guarantees


Via: john-russell  •  Sports  •  4 Comments  •  3 months ago

Sports leagues seek return to play but with no guarantees COVID-19 PANDEMIC by:   Associated Press Posted:   Apr 19, 2020 / 08:10 AM CDT   /   Updated:   Apr 19, 2020 / 08:10 AM CDT...
F1 legend Sir Stirling Moss dies, aged 90

F1 legend Sir Stirling Moss dies, aged 90


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Sports  •  2 Comments  •  3 months ago

Ex-NFL Kicker Tom Dempsey Dies at 73

Ex-NFL Kicker Tom Dempsey Dies at 73


Via: john-russell  •  Sports  •  4 Comments  •  3 months ago

Tom Dempsey , who in 1970 kicked a 63 yard field goal , which stood for 43 years as the longest ever in the NFL, has died at age 75 from complications related to coronavirus. 
Harlem Globetrotters Great 'Curly' Neal Has Died At 77

Harlem Globetrotters Great 'Curly' Neal Has Died At 77


Via: john-russell  •  Sports  •  3 Comments  •  3 months ago

Harlem Globetrotters Great Fred 'Curly' Neal Has Died At 77 March 26, 2020 6:37 PM ET Harlem Globetrotters' Fred "Curly" Neal, shown here during a 1975 game,...
Opinion: The NHL Discussing The Emergency Goalie Rule Stinks Of Toronto Privilege

Opinion: The NHL Discussing The Emergency Goalie Rule Stinks Of Toronto Privilege


Via: larry-hampton  •  Sports  •  3 Comments  •  4 months ago

MLB pitchers must face three batters or end inning under new rule

MLB pitchers must face three batters or end inning under new rule


Via: transyferous-rex  •  Sports  •  46 Comments  •  5 months ago

Records that will likely never be broken

Records that will likely never be broken


Via: sparty-on  •  Sports  •  44 Comments  •  5 months ago

This is a pretty simple one.   Do you have any records, sports or otherwise, that you feel will never be broken.   I have one that should be on this list.
Houston Astros should have been stripped of World Series title for cheating

Houston Astros should have been stripped of World Series title for cheating


Via: john-russell  •  Sports  •  14 Comments  •  6 months ago

Houston Astros should have been stripped of World Series title for cheating The penalty was harsh and yet it was not harsh enough. Baseball...
Ding Junhui wins third UK Championship

Ding Junhui wins third UK Championship


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Sports  •  2 Comments  •  7 months ago

Snowboarding visionary Jake Burton Carpenter dies at 65

Snowboarding visionary Jake Burton Carpenter dies at 65


Via: jasper2529  •  Sports  •  13 Comments  •  8 months ago

Meet the AI that could replace your baseball umpire

Meet the AI that could replace your baseball umpire


Via: tig  •  Sports  •  12 Comments  •  8 months ago

This is inevitable and good, in my opinion.   Not only will this address the biggest source of umpire mistakes in baseball, its success (I am predicting) will lead to application of technology...
100 Years Of The NFL  - Who's The Best Player You've Ever Watched?

100 Years Of The NFL - Who's The Best Player You've Ever Watched?


By: john-russell  •  Sports  •  44 Comments  •  10 months ago

As a Bears fan, I was able to see all of Walter Payton's games on TV, and a few in person.  There is no doubt in my mind that he was the best football player of his era.  It's a little hard to...
NBA legend Bob Cousy gets Medal of Freedom, and offers an assist to President Trump

NBA legend Bob Cousy gets Medal of Freedom, and offers an assist to President Trump


Via: vic-eldred  •  Sports  •  7 Comments  •  11 months ago

By making Bob Cousy just the fourth former   NBA   player to get the   Presidential Medal of Freedom , President Trump also made clear he is a big fan of the   Boston Celtics   legend. And...
Alonso breaks NL rookie HR record, Mets crown Royals 11-5

Alonso breaks NL rookie HR record, Mets crown Royals 11-5


Via: vic-eldred  •  Sports  •  3 Comments  •  11 months ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pete Alonso wasn’t even sure he was going to make the New York Mets’ opening day roster, so even he never could have imagined the incredible season he’s having. The burly...
Canada’s Bianca Andreescu wins Rogers Cup title as Serena Williams withdraws

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu wins Rogers Cup title as Serena Williams withdraws


Via: freefaller  •  Sports  •  5 Comments  •  11 months ago

TORONTO — Bianca Andreescu is the first Canadian to win the Rogers Cup in 50 years. She was up 3-1 in the first set when American opponent Serena Williams called for a medical timeout. Less than a...
 “Robot umpires” have arrived.

“Robot umpires” have arrived.


Via: john-russell  •  Sports  •  20 Comments  •  last year

YORK, Pa. (AP) — “Robot umpires” have arrived. The independent Atlantic League became the first American professional baseball league to let a computer call balls and strikes Wednesday...
Verlander: MLB juicing balls for more offense

Verlander: MLB juicing balls for more offense


Via: vic-eldred  •  Sports  •  3 Comments  •  last year

CLEVELAND -- American League All-Star Game starter   Justin Verlander   told ESPN on Monday that the balls used in Major League Baseball games this season are "a f---ing joke" and that he...
IRAN: WE WILL NOT COMPETE AGAINST ISRAELI ATHLETES

IRAN: WE WILL NOT COMPETE AGAINST ISRAELI ATHLETES


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Sports  •  17 Comments  •  last year

IRAN: WE WILL NOT COMPETE AGAINST ISRAELI ATHLETES "Refraining from participating in competitions with athletes of the Zionist regime is an issue of the Muslim world, and athletes from 20...
Los Angeles Dodgers' Kenley Jansen executes odd play in pivotal moment against Chicago Cubs

Los Angeles Dodgers' Kenley Jansen executes odd play in pivotal moment against Chicago Cubs


Via: vic-eldred  •  Sports  •  44 Comments  •  last year

The   Los Angeles Dodgers   on Friday performed an unusual move during its game against the   Chicago Cubs . In the ninth inning with Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward on second base and the...
Dave Feschuk: Raptors’ victory in NBA Finals opener a reality check for Warriors

Dave Feschuk: Raptors’ victory in NBA Finals opener a reality check for Warriors


Via: freefaller  •  Sports  •  42 Comments  •  last year

It was only a couple of months back, as the Golden State Warriors muddled through the meaningless dregs of another 82-game slog, that head coach Steve Kerr found a moment to explain his team’s...
What Happened When A Novice Tried Out The Belmont Stakes Horse Race

What Happened When A Novice Tried Out The Belmont Stakes Horse Race


Via: vic-eldred  •  Sports  •  8 Comments  •  last year

I’d never been to the races, so when an invitation came along to join a group of friends and witness the third leg of the Triple Crown—the Belmont Stakes—I had to do it. On a glorious Saturday...
The misfortunes of Mott

The misfortunes of Mott


By: vic-eldred  •  Sports  •  3 Comments  •  last year

Yesterday was the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes. The race, with a purse of $1.5 million, is the final leg of horse racing's famed "Triple Crown." The distance of the race is a demanding one...
Bill Buckner dies at 69 after battling dementia

Bill Buckner dies at 69 after battling dementia


Via: john-russell  •  Sports  •  19 Comments  •  last year

Bill Buckner dies at 69 after battling dementia ESPN 6-8 minutes Bill Buckner, the longtime major leaguer whose error in the 1986 World Series for years lived in  Red Sox...
Woods's win was not the greatest comeback in sports history. Not even in golf.

Woods's win was not the greatest comeback in sports history. Not even in golf.


Via: john-russell  •  Sports  •  10 Comments  •  last year

Woods's win was not the greatest comeback in sports history. Not even in golf. Couch Slouch . The Washington Post ; Washington, D.C.   [Washington, D.C]13 May 2019: D.2....
Mike Fiers Records Baseball’s 300th No-Hitter (Besides the 31 They Took Away)

Mike Fiers Records Baseball’s 300th No-Hitter (Besides the 31 They Took Away)


Via: bob-nelson  •  Sports  •  24 Comments  •  last year

After waiting out a 98-minute technical delay and firing an outrageous 131 pitches on Tuesday night, Mike Fiers of the Oakland Athletics was at a loss to explain his efforts in throwing the...
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