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Under-20 Tourney Gets Ugly Between Northern Ireland And Mexico

((HT: Youtube/BBC Sport Ireland))The Milk Cup is a tournament played in Ireland on a yearly basis and this year's tourney will only be remembered for this brawl that broke out between the two nations in the box.Especially, after what the Mexico national player does at the end of the scrumNorthern Ireland won 2-1, but four players were sent off after the two fights and the match...
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Ray Rice Had A Presser: Believe At Your Own Peril, Deford Goes After Goodell's Handling Of It

((HT: CSNBaltimore.com))Here's his sound bite on how he will be an advocate on domestic violence issues with his wife, Janay...Your browser does not support iframes.If this had come sooner, and not in the pee-ahr dumpster fire that is the Baltimore Ravens, there might be a little more credibility here. But the HQ is not really holding its breath on this one...The greatest hits...
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What The Ref Doesn't See, He Can't Call...Like A Cup Check...

((HT: Aaron Ward's Vine))Last night, Red Bulls and Real Salt Lake drew at ones in Rio Tinto.But the move that caught some folks eye was this cup check by New York's Jameson OlaveBest (or worst part)- RSL's Olmes Garcia was the one that got the yellow for diving...Would the ref like to see how HE'D react in a situation like that...???The HQ thinks it would be similar...
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How A Walk Turns Into A Double Play

((HT: MLB.com))Pirates and Giants today...Jean Machi issues a walk... But Machi sees Travis Snider too far off the bagAnd then the fun begins...Your browser does not support iframes.Wild, but very afternoon-basebally...
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Pauley Pavilion Court "Buckling"

((HT: KABC-TV))UCLA AD Dan Guerrero is far more optimistic than a lot of other folks on campus these days. He says that the Bruins will play inside Pauley Pavilion this season.Assistant vice chancellor Kelly Schmader is just relaying the facts:"Basically, it had eight to 10 inches of water all over the court. Crews worked through the night to try to get that water removed and...
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NPSL Championships Preview: Red Bulls Takes On CFC

Red Bull Arena will host the National Premier Soccer League final Saturday between the New York Red Bulls Under-23 squad and Chattanooga FC. The final will follow the New York Red Bulls – New England Revolution MLS regular season match. The Red Bulls Under-23 squad advanced to the NPSL Final with a 2-0 win over Lansing United at Red Bull Training Facility in one semifinals. Sean...
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Lisicki Sets New MPH Record For Serve

((HT: ESPN))Sabine Lisicki pulled this off yesterday in her match against Ana IvanovicThe old record was Venus Williams' at 129MPH in the 2007 US Open
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Semi-Pro Baseball Team Has A Real Closer

((HT: KPVI-TV))Semi-pro ball and independent ball litter the United States and it's part of what makes the country one of the coolest places on this or any other planet...And it takes all types to make up a roster...Like a Pocatello, Idaho fireman who doubles as a relief pitcherThe HQ remembers when a certain antacid gave out a "Fireman of the Year" award to the best...
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Rookie League Scrum!!! Rookie League Scrum!!!

((HT: MiLB.com))This one happened in the rookie leagues- Pioneer to be precise with Ogden and Idaho Falls.The game itself went 16 innings with Idaho Falls winning 9-8, but this happened top 10th and the managers even got involved...Oh, the Ogden manager is former White Sox pitcher Jack McDowell...Your browser does not support iframes.Yes, we know...Some zooming in would have been nice...
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Three Bidders Meet First Bills Deadline

((HT: WGRZ-TV))However, former Buffalo Sabres owner Tom Golisano didn't meet the first deadline. He still could throw his name into the hat if the trust overseeing the estate of Ralph Wilson extends the deadline.The three are:Donald TrumpJon Bon Jovi in concert (pun unintentional) with Ed Rogers of Rogers Communications and Larry Tanenbaum of MLSE- they would keep the team in...
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John Baker Gets The Win For The Cubs In 16

((HT: MLB.com))Big deal, you say...???John Baker is a Cubs catcher brought on to pitch the 16th inning last night at Wrigley and he did this...Your browser does not support iframes.It was the longest-timed game for both teams at 6 hours and 27 minutes. Baker admitted he hadn't pitched since the Cape Cod League, so we're probably talking at least a dozen years ago.Frankly...
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Vin Scully Will Return For A 66th Season

((HT: MLB.com/TWC Sportsnet LA))And the Dodgers pulled out all the stops last night to pull one over on the fans...It was, first, the equivalent of a Vin Scully bobblehead giveaway night- a microphone was handed out to the fans who made it early enough to Chavez Ravine.And, then, to announce his return, the folks at TWCSLA did a little between-innings reporting...Wanna see a crowd...
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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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