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The Perils Of A Grounds Crew

((HT: MLB.com/YES))It's one of the most underappreciated jobs in baseball...Being a part of the grounds crew or being a groundskeeper...Some days it's easy, some days it's like this.Your browser does not support iframes.Yeah...The HQ wouldn't trade for anything...
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John Harbaugh Stands Behind Ray Rice

((HT: CSN Washington))Here's the sound bite in full where the Ravens head coach says he stands behind his running back in light of the two game suspension the NFL gave Ray Rice after his violation of the league conduct policy.Your browser does not support iframes.Rice and his then-fiancee/now wife, Janay, were involved in a physical altercation February 15th at an Atlantic City...
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Eddie Vedder Throws A First Pitch At Wrigley

((HT: CSNChicago))Just how big a Cubs fan is the lead singer of Pearl Jam...???THIS BIGWell, before the Padres game he got to reinforce his love for the team with a little pitch and catch with Anthony Rizzo...Your browser does not support iframes.A little low and inside to the left-handed batter and a little Luis Tiant in the delivery, but otherwise pretty solid.
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You! You Got What I Need!!!

((HT: MLB.com))By way of a first pitch...Get your head out of the gutter...The MLB Network broadcast the Oakland A's game with Biz Markie throwing out the first pitch...Which caused the appropriate response...Your browser does not support iframes.
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Lowell Spinners Retire Westmoreland's #25

((HT: MiLB.com))Ryan Westmoreland was regarded as a five-tool player when the Boston Red Sox drafted him in 2008.He worked his way through the minor league system and was listed as a team Top 25 prospect in 2010. But he started to experience numbness in his body. Doctors found a cavernous malformation and removed it from his brain stem. The surgery was a success and he attempted...
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2 Longhorns Footballers Suspended After Sexual Assault Charges

((HT: KVUE-TV))The HQ doesn't really post these stories, but the alleged mental slowness angle is the reason we're posting the story.Two Texas Longhorns wide receivers, Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander, are now both charged with sexual assault and out on personal recognizance bonds. Head coach Charlie Strong has suspended the two players pending the resolution of the case...
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OSG Prem: Lampard Joins NYC FC

((HT: NYCFC/MLS))As another signing in the middle-aged, but still incredibly talented soccer players club, the still-not playing NYC FC has added Frank Lampard on a two-year contract to go with David Villa.Head Coach Jason Kreis now will, probably, send Lampard down to Australia to play in the A-League with Villa since the club, co-owned by Manchester City and the Yankees, has a...
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Manchester United Blows Out Galaxy By 7

((HT: beINSport))When you looked at the Starting XI in the Los Angeles Galaxy-Manchester United, there was the prevailing opinion that the Galaxy were more concerned about the MLS regular season than the nearly 86,000 people watching the game at the Rose Bowl were.ManU put up 7 on a non-starting side with a starting side of their own that included Welbeck, Rooney, Mata, Valencia...
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Testimony In One Sterling Trial Wraps Up

((HT: KCBS-TV))One down, and what is it...??? Two cases in play...???The first-filed (that's probably the best way to phrase it...) case by Donald Sterling against Shelly Sterling determining who is in charge of the Los Angeles Clippers is finished with its testimony.Closing arguments begin Monday...Naturally, both sides, both lawyers, and both Sterlings are thinking that they...
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NPSL Semi-Finals Review/Preview

The NPSL is down to its Final FourOne semifinal is in Chattanooga as Chattanooga FC taking on Sacramento Gold...Chattanooga beat Tulsa Athletics in the South Regional final at Finley Stadium((HT: Mad Kemp)) Lansing United takes on Red Bulls Under-23's in the other semi at the Red Bulls training facility. The larger issue with this match-up is capacity in New Jersey. It doesn...
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Star WR Implicated, D-Lineman Dismissed from UGA Football

Jonathan Taylor/UGA DL/Athens-Clarke County Jail((ht: ajc.com))The semi-quiet offseason for the Georgia Bulldogs is quiet no more. And the flurry of activity comes but just days before the opening of camp.There are two stories here:(Issue #1):A "5-Star" recruit has been implicated in a dormitory robbery earlier in July. AJC.com reports Darnell Saloman is wanted by UGA Police...
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Frenchy's Revenge: Chihuahuas Prank Jeff Francoeur Again as He Gets Call Back to Padres

((ht: deadspin.com))Former Atlanta Brave, New York Met, Kansas City Royal and San Francisco Padre Jeff Francoeur can now add another Major League Baseball team to his ever-growing resume--the San Diego Padres.Francoeur on Wednesday got a call up from the Padres Triple-A team in El Paso.But not before his friends and teammates on the Chihuahuas got one last practical joke in....Check...
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Broncos Bowlen Steps Aside For Alzheimer's Treatment

((HT: Denver Post/Klis))Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has resigned his control of the franchise over to team president Joe Ellis after it was disclosed publicly for the first time that Bowlen is fighting Alzheimer's Disease."It's a really, really sad day," Ellis told Klis. "It's sad for his family, his wife and his seven children. It's sad for everyone...
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Sterling sues wife, NBA again

((HT: ESPN))Donald Sterling is a very busy man in the middle of his probate case going on in Los Angeles. He filed another concurrent suit in Superior Court seeking damages from the NBA, commissioner Adam Silver, his wife Shelly Sterling, and the Clippers alleging they all violated corporate law in trying to sell the team.Sterling argues he is the sole owner and shareholder of the...
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Round 47 Of "Are The Coyotes On The Clock?"

((HT: Sports Exchange))Glendale (Arizona) Mayor Jerry Weiers is asking the state attorney general to investigate the closed door meetings that the City Council had with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and League Number Two Bill Daly last year. After days of meetings in 2013, the Council voted by a slim margin to approve the $225-million agreement that keeps the Coyotes in Glendale...
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Cliff Lee Ends An Interview The Best Way Ever

((HT: CSN Philly))Cliff Lee had a rough outing last night in his first time back on the mound since being on the Disabled List.The reason the HQ knows it as a rough outing was that he started for our fantasy baseball team.Lee faced the lights after the game and ended his interview the best way ever...Your browser does not support iframes.It reminds us of the end of the scene in ...
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Chip Caray Joins Steve Levy With Bulging

((HT: SportsSouth/Blake Shoemaker's Vine))Awful Announcing gets the credit for this one...The Atlanta Braves Evan Gattis missed 17 games because of a problem with his back- something bulged...But Chip Caray, calling the game, presented it a little differently...That injury, and succeeding malaprop, always has us think of football((HT: ESPN))
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Jimbo Thinks Jameis Has Suffered Enough

((HT: ESPN/ACCDN))The explanation defies description...Because he was suspended once already and he's really a good kid...That's the reason that FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher gave at ACC Media Daze for not suspending (or giving any other kind of discipline for that matter) to QB Jameis Winston for his escapade at the Tallahassee Publix...Jim Basquil and Jared Shanker discuss...
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So Donald Sterling May Need A Sale To Cover A Huge Debt

((HT: MyFoxLA))Darren Schield, the Chief Financial Officer of the Sterling Trust, took the stand in the court proceedings today in Los Angeles and admitted in open court that the Trust needs to sell the Clippers to cover half a billion dollars in outstanding loans for other Sterling properties.Once Donald Sterling dissolved the Trust, the banks that are holding the notes could jump...
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Pistons Center Andre Drummond Doesn't Like Bowling

((ht: cbssports.com))Haha!Give Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond some points for creativity in his most recent Vine Post.The Video shows Drummond at the bowling alley with friends.And Drummond decided to, well, act like a center during the fun and frivolity, blocking shots, making a steal and trying to pass to the guy near him. (that didn't go so well)Check out his little short Video:
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WWE References MH17 In Pay-Per-View For Cheap Heat

((HT: WWE/Larry Brown Sports))This was NOT a smart scripting move by the WWE last night at their "Battleground" pay-per-view...The HQ, in our younger days, marked out for the whole Hogan-Sheik-Slaughter-Volkov rivalry thing. We got it...But last night, the script writers got this move approved by Lana as she set up the Rusev-Jack Swagger match(Until it gets pulled)All it...
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Big XII Commish Thinks Enforcement System Is Broken

((HT: Big XII Conference/dpost.com))And the HQ is inclined to agree with him...Across the board, Big 12 Commish Bob Bowlsby thinks schools aren't being penalized in a timely fashion and the enforcement system that the NCAA is using is "broken."Cheating pays, Bowlsby says, and he would even be amenable to private investigators looking at enforcing the rules and laws...
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105-Year-Old Throws First Pitch

((HT: MLB.com))It would be 60 years before the San Diego Padres even had a game in town, but that was when Oceanside, California's Alice McKee was born. She got to throw out the first pitch for the team yesterday...And we appreciate the idea that she went with the natural arm motionYour browser does not support iframes.The Padres need her in the pen after they got rid of Huston...
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The Confidence Of Fernando Rodney Backfires

((HT: MLB.com))When Mariners closer Fernando Rodney does well, he pulls out an arrow from his quiver and sends a shot into the air celebrating his closing...Only problem... when you pitch more than an inning, this can happen if you don't keep it upYour browser does not support iframes.Boom...Karma...
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Kane And Toews Have A Dance Off

((HT: NHL.com))The Chicago Blackhawks have a fan convention every year in the summer...Think Dragon-Con for hockey fans...Part of it is players reading mean tweets about themselves to fans and another part is a question-and-answer session. Part of it had to do with the new two contract guys- Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews- and it devolved from there...Dancing...???The HQ isn'...
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