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DEVELOPING: UCLA Athletics Flooded By Water Main Break

((HT: ABC7 KABC-TV))As of 6:20 eastern time this evening, a massive water main break has erupted near all the athletics facilities on the UCLA campus effecting the Drake Track and Field Stadium, Pauley Pavilion, J.D. Morgan Center, the George Kneller Student-Athlete Academic Center, Athletic Hall of Fame and John Wooden Center.Early reports from KNBC-TV had 36,000 gallons of water...
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The Raiders Are Now Teasing With San Antonio...

((HT: The Score/San Antonio Express-News, Baugh and Orsborn))Let's face it...The Oakland Raiders are in a crappy stadium (sometimes, literally) at present. The Oakland Coliseum is in dire need of, really, being torn down and being rebuilt as a more state-of-the-art facility. Owner Mark Davis has been trumpeting the notion of a new barn. The NFL agrees with the Raiders. Commissioner...
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What's Next For Donald Sterling...???

((HT: SI Now))SI's Maggie Gray asks Michael McCann and SI NBA producer Matt Dollinger what the next steps are in his (now) two out-standing (not "outstanding") lawsuits against Shelly Sterling and the NBAThe HQ has long thought that if Donald Sterling wants to take everyone down, he'll do without conscience and without care. He'll dig up the Rich deVos tape...
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"The Boys In The Boat" Resonates At U-Dub

((HT: KING5-TV))Full disclosureThe HQ has the Daniel James Brown book to the right of the computer monitor at our desk at work.It tells the story of nine guys of various backgrounds- farmer, logger, ship builder, etc.- that got together at the University of Washington and ended up winning gold in Berlin in 1936.It's a cool story that almost never got told...Here's Eric Wilkinson...
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Eli Manning Has Trouble Understanding His OC's Play Calls Thanks To A Language Barrier

[HT: New York Post]Photo: Bill KostrounThe language of football is a unique one that those who play for a living know fluently.Until you mix it with some regional accents then the language of football becomes confusing.Take for instance what the New York Giants are experiencing during training camp.New Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo grew up in Homer City, PA which is near...
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NCAA Settles Concussion Lawsuit, Admits No Wrongdoing

((HT: ABC 7 Chicago))But all the settlement really does is create a fund for baseline testing to see if any college athlete who feels they may have had consistent after-effects of possible concussions really can call the concussion(s) as the cause.It's a $70-million investment that covers participants in seven sports- both male and female.The NCAA is also going to implement a...
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Melky Cabrera Exposes The Hazards Of Fenway

((HT: MLB.com/Sportsnet))If a (predominantly right-handed) batter hits a ball over the Green Monster at Fenway, it can end up on Lansdowne Street, or in the parking deck that is across the street.Example from 1999: The Toronto Blue Jays Melky Cabrera had a 2 home run, 5 RBI night in a blowout of the Boston Red Sox. The second home run in the 14-1 win was one like the ones shown above...
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Try And Match This First Pitch Effort

((HT: MLB.com))The HQ doesn't think that there will be any first pitch effort that will match Japanese film/martial arts star Rina Takeda's from this past weekend.Chiba Lotte Marines versus Seibu Lions and all we can say is:"Well, all right then..." She can be excused for a bit of a short hop after smashing her forehead
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DEVELOPING: Judge Says Shelly Sterling Acted "Appropriately"

((HT: MyFoxLA))Judge Michael Levanas has come down with the opinion/ruling that Shelly Sterling acted appropriately in the decision to challenge her estranged husband's mental state in the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.Closing arguments the first of three pending Donald Sterling lawsuits were earlier in the day and Levanas ruled Shelly Sterling, tentatively, has the authority...
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Peyton Manning: Biggest Dancing Nerd Ever

((ht: 9news.com))If you ever wanted proof that Denver Broncos and former University of Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning is the king of the nerds, well...now you have it.Look what happened Monday morning at Broncos camp when while the team was doing stretching drills, the Vols fight song (Rocky Top) broke out on the speakers.The rest...well, just watch.And remember you cannot...
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Terry Fox Would Have Been 56 Today

((HT: ESPN))Full disclosure...The HQ is involved in the Terry Fox Foundation and its efforts to aid in cancer research and, hopefully, a cure somewhere down the road.If you don't know his story and the impact he has had in his home country, then we would ask you watch this "30 for 30" project that Steve Nash was part in. Here's Part One of "Into The Wind"...
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"Little Big League" Turns 20 With An FOSG Twist

((HT: WCCO-TV/Columbia Pictures))The movie is twenty years old and really is making us feel old at the moment...Timothy Busfield's-Paul Molitor character with the twinkle toes swingJonathan Silverman learning the value of pumping up the gloveThe hidden ball trick fooling Ken Griffey, JuniorHaving Randy Johnson to close a playoff gameAnd, of course, "Bite Me!"The star...
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Lake County Parodies "Major League" For Promo

((HT: Lake County Captains their own selves/Josh Porter))It's the 25th anniversary of one of the HQ's favorite movies, so this minor league team took it upon themselves to riff off one of the best American Express ads in the history of movies... In order, the players who got to read off cue cards: Eric HaaseMatt WhitehouseDace KimeNellie RodriguezPaul HendrixMark BudzinskiClint...
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Hooligan Hurls Bicycle At Bagpiper

((HT: Telegraph/Babb))Could not make this one up...It's the early rounds of Europa and Champions League qualifying where you have squads from all corners of the continents involved playing other teams from other corners.In the Europa League, Aberdeen was traveling to the Netherlands and back to play FC Groningen. The Aberdeen supporters even were making the Dutch feel at home...
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Formula 1 Race In Hungary Almost Had History And Another Argument

((HT: F1/NBCSN))It was "almost" a historic Hungarian Grand Prix for Lewis Hamilton.Having to start on the pit lane because of disastrous qualifying (and an on-board fire), he almost became the first driver to go from pits to top step. Hamilton finished third, but the larger issue is again between Hamilton and teammate Nico Rosburg. Hamilton was given a suggestion to have...
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Michael Bradley Might Be Getting A Phone Call

((HT: Sportsnet/MLS))If you ask Toronto FC about Saturday night's contest against Sporting KC, they'll come at you from a few different angles.Head coach Ryan Nelsen will tell you about missed opportunities and a defense that wasn't helping matters, but the players will jump at head referee Ted Unkel and his spotty and inconsistent job performance. He got some calls right...
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Edwards Leaving Roush-Fenway After 11 Years

((HT: Fox Sports 1/NASCAR))The news wasn't all that unexpected, but Carl Edwards is out at Roush-Fenway Racing after this season, heading to a fourth car that Joe Gibbs Racing will be adding to their stacks in 2015.We think...Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse, Junior and Trevor Bayne (getting a full season ride) are the three for RFR next year."I have had the privilege of fielding...
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This Years Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions: Our Connection

Mark Harmon and Me at Spring Training 2008It's not very often when we are able to brag...or boast about or even share insight gained from years of covering now-legendary sports figures as they are about to get inducted into a "Hall-of-Fame".Yet that is exactly what we...or precisely me gets to do today.I got the pleasure/honor of covering my favorite baseball team ...
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Rockies Mis-Spell Star Shortstop's Name on Jersey Giveaway

((ht: 9news.com))Ooof!It's bad enough the Colorado Rockies are already struggling through a painfully bad season. 43-60, with a ton of injuries.It's even worse when they do a jersey giveaway in the name of their best player....and spell his name wrong.Yes, they did this.Hey @Rockies this didn't work so well. #freegiveawayfail #tulowizki pic.twitter.com/rcO1jKlHU6— Chris...
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Reno And Albuquerque Raise Jacksonville And Birmingham's Bench Clearing Brawlness

((HT: KRNV-TV))Yesterday, the HQ showed you what happens when two teams play each other for a week solid.Jacksonville and Birmingham go after each other for 17 MINUTES SOLID!Tonight, it was triple-A's turn at the brawling as Reno and the Isotopes went at itPost by KRNV News 4.KOLO-TV's Ben Ross has the overheadAccording to Larry Brown Sports, there were ten ejections including...
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Roma Launches Golazo From Their Own End

((HT: Fox Soccer))The International Challenge Cup is underway in and around the United States. It brings Roma, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Liverpool, and a few others together in a meaningless trophy tournament that has a very big beer sponsor attached to give it some kind of legitimacy.Today, Roma was flailing against Manchester United when Miralem Pjanic decided to launch from...
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This Goal Was Scored Pretty Quickly

((HT: Liga MX/Fox Sports))In a second division game, Zacatecas Gustavo Ramirez launched barely 7 seconds in and...Told you it was fast...Fast enough to be the fastest goal in Mexican football history...
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More Trouble for UGA Football: Linebacker Arrested for DUI

Davin Bellamy((ht: macon.com))Safe to say it's not been the quietest offseason in University of Georgia football history.The Macon Telegraph reports early Saturday morning, backup linebacker Davin Bellamy was pulled over and arrested on DUI and speeding charges by the Athens-Clarke County PD.Just 4 days ago, the Dawgs had to deal with DL Jonathan Taylor getting arrested and charged...
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Things Happened In 3's For Yasiel Puig. Jimmy Sheckard Knew That Feeling 113 Years Ago

Jimmy Sheckard with the Cubs in 1910Do you know who Jimmy Sheckard is?Back on opening day 1901 Sheckard had three triples for the Brooklyn Bridegrooms/Superbas.113 years later Yasiel Puig matched Sheckard with three triples Friday night against the San Francisco Giants.Your browser does not support iframes. Of course it helps when two of your three baggers and blasted to the deepest...
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Minor League Scrum!!! Minor League Scrum!!!

((HT: MiLB.com))You'd think these two teams would be really tired of each other...Jacksonville and Birmingham have been playing each other all week in Jacksonville. And when you play each other... and when you see each other in the same confined space all week- then, sooner or later, something was going to happen.Strangely enough, it was a fairly innocuous single that added to...
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