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Clemson legacy back in town

Bill Smith played defensive end on the 1981 National Championship team. He’s now a member of the school’s Board of Trustees
Via clemson.scout.com
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

From the Turf to the Table

How some athletes are getting their competitive fix off the field Considering that professional athletes have to stay as healthy as possible outside of training, it can be difficult for them to find fun activities that are both safe, and thrilling. Given their limitations, it’s not surprising that many are attracted to playing poker. The game is exciting, requires little physical...
Via Low Brow Sports
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Ivey sued by casino for allegedly cheating house out of $9.6 million

Professional poker player Phil Ivey is being sued by an Atlantic City casino that alleges he cheated in order to win $9.6 million over the course of four baccarat sessions in 2012, the New Jersey Law Journal reports. The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City has sued Ivey alleging that he read defects […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Ivey being sued for alleged card cheating

As the old saying goes, if you aren't cheating, you aren't trying.One would have to believe poker star Phil Ivey lives by this adage after being slapped with lawsuit by the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. over alleged card cheating. The casino claims Ivey noticed a defect in the cards being used during a baccarat session and used that to win $9.6 million in 2012...
Via Bush League Chronicle
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace, Legendary Poker Champion Phil Hellmuth Tour DAYTONA Rising

NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace showed off a racing icon – Daytona International Speedway – to legendary poker champion Phil Hellmuth on Monday by giving the 13-time World Series of Poker champion a “hot lap” around the 2.5-mile tri-oval. Following the “hot lap,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III gave both Wallace, who now serves as an analyst...

JTG Daugherty Racing welcomes Hungry Jack to the No 47 Chevy

JTG Daugherty Racing has some of the finest quality brands activating in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the No. 47 Chevrolet SS team and are proud to announce the addition of Hungry Jack® pancake mixes and breakfast syrups, which are part of The J.M. Smucker Company. Hungry Jack offers a no frills, no fuss way to enjoy a hearty breakfast.   Hungry Jack will have prominent positioning...

JTG Daugherty Racing makes second trip to Barium Springs Home for Children

JTG Daugherty Racing co-owner Tad Geschickter has always believed in having a close-knit NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing organization so much so that he refers to his team as family. Geschickter always tries to find ways to bring his race team closer together because sometimes the road can become tough traveling for 38 weekends out of a year.   At times it is easy to take each other...

It’s Official…

#twolves release trade details in ad, guessing in both papers. This from today's early @PioneerPress Sunday edition pic.twitter.com/Y3P8MK7q7c — John Shipley (@johnDshipley) August 23, 2014
Via TWolves Blog
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Boris Becker brings nasty-looking 'tennis' elbow to US Open (PHOTOS)

Boris Becker showed up at a U.S. Open practice court with what appeared to be an extraordinarily nasty case of tennis elbow.The former number-one ranked tennis player, who won the Grand Slam event in 1989 and is at the tournament as Novak Djokovic's coach, was seen sporting the golf ball-sized bump on his left arm.But the former German star's injury might not be tennis related at...
Via The Other Paper
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Poker player Phil Hellmuth is in a Carl’s Jr. ad

Has Carl’s Jr. / Hardee’s convinced you to buy a burger through their continuous use of sexual commercials? No? Well, maybe this ad with poker player Phil Hellmuth will do the trick. In what can only be described as an odd strategic reversal, the burger chain went from smoking ladies rubbing burgers all over their face to … a poker player most people have never heard of or...
Via Awful Advertisements
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Poker icon fires back at casinos who say he cheated to win $22 million

  Phil Ivey, a 10-time World Series of Poker winner, said he did not cheat when he won nearly $22 million playing baccarat at casinos in New Jersey and London. Ivey told "60 Minutes Sports" for an interview to be broadcast Tuesday that there is a difference between increasing one's odds and cheating. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the interview. "I'm viewing the casino...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Daugherty to Remain with ESPN as NBA and College Basketball Analyst

Brad Daugherty, a former five-time NBA All-Star and college basketball standout, will serve as an NBA and college basketball analyst beginning in November. Daugherty will appear regularly on NBA Tonight, NBA Coast to Coast, SportsCenter and on additional news and information programming. He will also serve as an analyst for most games in ESPNU’s ACC Sunday night package, in addition...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Daugherty is going to stick around ESPN as a basketball analyst

ESPN has re-signed Brad Daugherty, a former NBA All-Star and college basketball player, to serve as a basketball analyst covering both the NBA and college basketball beginning in November. Given his experience as an owner in the racing world, Daugherty served as an analyst for NASCAR on ESPN, appearing on programs such as NASCAR Countdown and NASCAR Now. ESPN now switches Daugherty...
Via Awful Announcing
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Growing Diversity in America’s “Other” Game

The US can claim to be the birthplace of two sports; baseball and poker. Achieving diversity in both of “America’s games” was slow in coming, but surprisingly true diversity in poker did not really begin until around 2003. Unlike baseball, poker did not have a Black League or All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Additionally, few kids started playing pick-up poker...
Via BlackSportsOnline
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Unsatisfied: Owner Brad Daugherty wants more from team

When AJ Allmendinger won a race and made the Chase for the Sprint Cup last year in his first full season with JTG Daugherty Racing, team co-owner Brad Daugherty was happy to have a driver reach Victory Lane and NASCAR's playoff for the first time in the organization's history. Of course, happiness is one thing. Satisfaction is another. It seems that Daugherty -- a former standout...
Via FOX Sports
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: JTG Daugherty Looking to Expand on 2014 Success

Following a season that saw them as part of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, JTG Daugherty is looking to expand on that success in 2015. An important piece of being able to have success is having dedicated partners, which is something that Geschickter was proud to mention during the media tour. “We have a new shiny three year relationship with the Clorox company,” team co-owner...
Via On Pit Road
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Simon, Co-Creator of ‘Simpsons,’ Dies at 59

Sam Simon, co-creator of comedic sitcom The Simpsons, has died. He was 59. Simon passed away after a long battle with colon cancer on Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was diagnosed in 2012. [H/T: TMZ]
Via COED
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Hellmuth’s Advice on How to Win at Poker

Getting together with your buddies (or strangers) for a night of poker can be a lot of fun. But it’s considerably more enjoyable when you...
Via Athlon Sports
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Twitter Reacts to NIKE Cops Appreciation Day

Today is a special day for Nike. A day in which they have officially become an enemy among a few people in the social media sphere. Today, is the 2nd Annual Nike Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. That’s right. Just their SECOND one, which means that, this didn’t start until the recent increase in police brutality and wrongful death cases. What’s really crazy is the fact that...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Pepperdine hoops coach Marty Wilson signs contract extension

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) Pepperdine men's basketball coach Marty Wilson has signed a five-year contract extension that will take him through the 2020-21 season. The Waves were 18-14 overall last season, finishing fourth in the West Coast Conference with a 10-8 record. They played in the CBI tournament, their first postseason appearance since 2002. Wilson has a 55-67 record in four years...
Via AP on Fox
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Pepperdine coach Marty Wilson signs 5-year contract extension

  Pepperdine men's basketball coach Marty Wilson has signed a five-year contract extension that will take him through the 2020-21 season. The Waves were 18-14 overall last season, finishing fourth in the West Coast Conference with a 10-8 record. They played in the CBI tournament, their first postseason appearance since 2002. Wilson has a 55-67 record in four years as coach. The...
Via AP on Fox
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

World Series of Poker win extends Phil Hellmuth's record

LAS VEGAS (AP) Poker star Phil Hellmuth says his latest World Series of Poker top finish extending his record wins among all-time card-playing greats is dedicated to his friend, the late Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Goldberg. Hellmuth won his 14th tournament bracelet early Tuesday, placing him four ahead of poker's other iconic winners Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan and Phil Ivey...
Via AP on Fox
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

World Series of Poker win extends Phil Hellmuth's record haul of titles

  Poker star Phil Hellmuth has again extended his World Series of Poker winning record among the card game's all-time greats and dedicated his latest victory to his friend, the late Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Goldberg. Hellmuth won his 14th tournament bracelet early Tuesday morning, placing him four ahead of poker's other iconic winners Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan and Phil...
Via AP on Fox
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Boris Becker to seek British citizenship 'eventually'

LONDON (AP) Boris Becker says he enjoys living in Wimbledon so much that he's going to apply for British citizenship at some point in the future. Interviewed on BBC television, the German six-time Grand Slam champion said Wednesday that he and his family ''love Wimbledon a lot; people treat us with respect.'' He described the west London district and home of the tennis championships...
Via AP on Fox
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Buy Poker Legend Eli Elezra’s Vegas House — $1,989,450

  I’ve been doing Athlete Real Estate for like three years now and have yet to dabble in houses owned by poker players. That’s not by choice. It’s just rare that you hear about one on the market. I figure that’s because some of the guys lose them in poker matches and they never even hit the market. Today that all changes. Here we have Eli Elezra, two-time WSOP bracelet...
Via Busted Coverage
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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