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 “Robot umpires” have arrived.

“Robot umpires” have arrived.


Via: john-russell  •  Sports  •  20 Comments  •  6 days ago

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 night at...
Verlander: MLB juicing balls for more offense

Verlander: MLB juicing balls for more offense


Via: vic-eldred  •  Sports  •  3 Comments  •  one week ago

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 believes...
IRAN: WE WILL NOT COMPETE AGAINST ISRAELI ATHLETES

IRAN: WE WILL NOT COMPETE AGAINST ISRAELI ATHLETES


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Sports  •  17 Comments  •  one week ago

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  •  one month ago

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 Dodgers up two...
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  •  one month ago

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  •  one month ago

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  •  one month ago

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  •  2 months ago

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 infamy, died...
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  •  2 months ago

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. Ben Hogan: In 1949,...
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  •  2 months ago

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...
My Leafs Fell Again - You'd Think It Was Autumn

My Leafs Fell Again - You'd Think It Was Autumn


By: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Sports  •  24 Comments  •  3 months ago

My Leafs Fell Again - You'd Think It Was Autumn It's been a long time since I watched an NHL game - When I was a kid I would always listen on Saturday night to Foster Hewitt announce the...
Peter Kaiser Takes First In Iditarod — Marking A Win For Alaskan Natives (The Last Great Race on Earth)

Peter Kaiser Takes First In Iditarod — Marking A Win For Alaskan Natives (The Last Great Race on Earth)


Via: kavika  •  Sports  •  21 Comments  •  4 months ago

Peter Kaiser and his team of dogs take off at the start of the Iditarod race. Courtesy of John Wallace Snow whipped past Peter Kaiser and his eight-dog team as they passed under the...
Eagle helps golfer get a hole in one

Eagle helps golfer get a hole in one


Via: kavika  •  Sports  •  37 Comments  •  4 months ago

Every golfer in the world now wants an eagle to join their foursome.  I wonder what the offical ruling on this hole in one will be....
Baseball Trivia - What've You Got?

Baseball Trivia - What've You Got?


By: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Sports  •  13 Comments  •  4 months ago

Baseball Trivia - What've You Got? This is my only baseball photo, taken with my Canon F1 SLR at 2000th a second - fast enough to stop a hit ball in the air.  I had been invited to watch that...
One Of Baseball's All Time Greats Died Today

One Of Baseball's All Time Greats Died Today


Via: johnrussell  •  Sports  •  9 Comments  •  5 months ago

In 2005, when Frank Robinson was in his first year as manager of the Washington Nationals, a young player casually asked his 70-year-old skipper if he ever played in the majors. That moment...
SUPERBOWL SUNDAY GUESSING THE WINNER AND THE SCORE.

SUPERBOWL SUNDAY GUESSING THE WINNER AND THE SCORE.


By: kathleen  •  Sports  •  27 Comments  •  5 months ago

Hello everyone, as we know this Sunday is Superbowl Sunday. I thought it would be fun for us all to guess who we think might win and what the score will be. Lets take a break and have some fun,...
Mariano Rivera Acclaimed As Baseball's Greatest - First Ever Unanimous Selection To Hall Of Fame

Mariano Rivera Acclaimed As Baseball's Greatest - First Ever Unanimous Selection To Hall Of Fame


By: johnrussell  •  Sports  •  5 Comments  •  6 months ago

Morning Joe, a show which is almost entirely devoted to politics and news, led with this story this morning, indicating this is a big deal. For the first time in baseball history a player has...
Something unbelievably freaky happened today -- The eerie, devastating coincidence that connects Redskins QBs Alex Smith and Joe Theismann

Something unbelievably freaky happened today -- The eerie, devastating coincidence that connects Redskins QBs Alex Smith and Joe Theismann


Via: dignitatem-societatis  •  Sports  •  10 Comments  •  8 months ago

Joe Theismann broke his right tibia and fibula on Nov. 18, 1985 in a game in Washington that ended 23-21. The only three-time Defensive Player of the Year Lawrence Taylor was involved in the...
Max Muncy ends longest game in World Series history with Game 3 home run

Max Muncy ends longest game in World Series history with Game 3 home run


Via: tig  •  Sports  •  17 Comments  •  9 months ago

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Boston Red Sox 3-2 in Game 3 of the 2018 World Series on Friday night. It was an 18-inning affair that doubled as the longest game in World Series history. As...
Bellinger, Puig power Game 7 win to send Dodgers to the World Series

Bellinger, Puig power Game 7 win to send Dodgers to the World Series


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Sports  •  15 Comments  •  9 months ago

The Dodgers are headed back to the World Series following a 5-1 win over the Brewers during Game 7 of the NLCS. Cody Bellingerdelivered the go-ahead shot after taking Jhoulys Chacín deep in the...
This is how Texas does high school football

This is how Texas does high school football


By: hal-a-lujah  •  Sports  •  38 Comments  •  9 months ago

Who Do You Like In The Baseball Playoffs?

Who Do You Like In The Baseball Playoffs?


By: johnrussell  •  Sports  •  11 Comments  •  9 months ago

Major League Baseball playoffs continue Friday with the final four of the LCS.  Winners to go to the World Series. In the American League the Houston Astros are a slight favorite to defeat the...
Bathurst 1000, The Great Australian Race

Bathurst 1000, The Great Australian Race


By: dave-2693993  •  Sports  •  8 Comments  •  9 months ago

This weekend in Australian Motorsports history, an era comes to an end. For those not familiar with the race details will follow in the body of the discussion. This will be the last time an...
How bad are the Buffalo Bills? Cornerback Vontae Davis retired at halftime on Sunday

How bad are the Buffalo Bills? Cornerback Vontae Davis retired at halftime on Sunday


Via: johnrussell  •  Sports  •  2 Comments  •  10 months ago

https://sports.yahoo.com/bad-bills-cornerback-vontae-davis-retired-halftime-sunday-211324991.html Vontae Davis didn’t even wait until the end of Sunday’s Buffalo Bills loss to retire. He quit...
Here’s what Formula 1 cars may look like in 2021 if the sport gets its way

Here’s what Formula 1 cars may look like in 2021 if the sport gets its way


Via: bob-nelson  •  Sports  •  4 Comments  •  10 months ago

Formula 1 has become quite forward-thinking since getting new owners interested in more than just sucking as much profit out of the sport as possible. That was certainly on display in a series...
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