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Democrats and Republicans Put Politics on the Back Burner at Congressional Baseball Game

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 16, 2017 at 7:00am 6/16/2017 at 7:00am
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The Congressional Baseball game is a 108-year-old tradition and one of the best annual showings of bipartisanship.

This year, a day after Rep. Steve Scalise was shot and severely injured during baseball practice, a public display of unity and civility was desperately needed. And that’s exactly what happened.

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Florida Minor League Baseball Team Will Offer Pregnancy Tests for Father’s Day

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 12:00pm 6/15/2017 at 12:00pm
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Florida man! Florida woman! Florida….baseball team? Florida has never disappointed us with its people and creatures. Now a minor league baseball team has jumped into the mix!

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp plans to hand out free pregnancy tests at Thursday’s night game. From The Miami Herald:

The Florida minor-league team will have two...

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Rafael Nadal Makes History With 10th French Open Title

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 3:00pm 6/11/2017 at 3:00pm
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Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay, once again dominated the red courts of Roland Garros to win his record breaking 10th French Open title. He demolished 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1.

It is the most singles titles one person has won at a Grand Slam. From The New York Times:

“I try...

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French Open: Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko Stuns Simona Halep to Win Title

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/10/2017 at 1:30pm
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Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko, who turned 20 three days ago, shocked the world when she defeated #3 seed Simona Halep, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, to win the 2017 French Open.

This is her FIRST ever title. She’s also the first Latvian to win a Grand Slam and the first unseeded female to win the...

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Thunder’s Enes Kanter Tweets that Turkish Officials Arrested His Father

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 2, 2017 at 5:30pm 6/2/2017 at 5:30pm
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It appears Turkey will do anything to get its hands on Oklahoma City Thunder’s Enes Kanter, an outspoken critic of Dictator President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In May, Turkey canceled Kanter’s passport when he landed in Romania, but luckily he made it back to the states. Then the country issued an

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Sportswriter Out at Denver Post After Controversial Tweet About Japanese Indy 500 Winner

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/30/2017 at 2:30pm
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Now former Denver Post sportswriter Terry Frei faced massive criticism after he tweeted he felt “very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend.”  Takumo Sato became the first Japanese winner of the famous car race.

The social media pile on led him to apologize and delete...

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Tiger Woods Arrested for DUI in Florida

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 9:00am 5/30/2017 at 9:00am
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Officers placed golfer Tiger Woods under arrest in Jupiter, FL, for allegedly driving under the influence. From WPTV:

Woods, a Jupiter Island resident, was taken into custody at 3 a.m. on Military Trail South of Indian Creek Parkway.

Palm Beach County Jail records indicate Woods, 41, was booked at 7:18 a.m. and released...

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French Open: Petra Kvitova Makes Emotional Return to Tennis

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 5:00pm 5/28/2017 at 5:00pm
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Back in December, two time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova received massive injuries after a man broke into her home and stabbed her. As The Guardian points out, “Kvitova had already won simply by walking on court for her match,” her first since the attack. But the cherry on top came as...

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French Open: #1 Seed Angelique Kerber Upset in First Round

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 11:00am 5/28/2017 at 11:00am
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French Open top seed Angelique Kerber lost in straight sets, making her the first #1 female seed to ever lose in the first round there. However, Ekaterina Makarova, ranked 40, is not an easy first round match and Kerber continues to fight injuries. From

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Turkish Officials Issue Arrest Warrant for OKC Thunder Enes Kanter

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/27/2017 at 2:30pm
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So this fiasco started last summer when OKC Thunder star Enes Kanter voiced...

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OKC Thunder Star Enes Kanter Detained in Romania After Turkey Cancels Passport

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/20/2017 at 2:30pm
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OKC Thunder star Enes Kanter has tweeted out that Romanian officials have detained him at the airport after Turkey canceled his passport. Kanter has spoken out against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and voiced support for Fetullah Gulen, the preacher Erdogan has blamed for failed coups. From ESPN:

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Tagg Romney Outbids Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter in Florida Marlins Sale

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 3:00pm 5/4/2017 at 3:00pm

A group including former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former New York Yankee’s player Derek Jeter have been trying to close a deal on the Florida Marlins.

In an interesting twist, another investment group, led by Tagg Romney, son of former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently outbid the...

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Oilers Fans Belt Out ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ After Mic Went Out

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 1, 2017 at 6:00pm 5/1/2017 at 6:00pm
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Beautiful! As you probably know, when Canadian and U.S teams play against each other, the anthem singer sings both songs. Well, before the Anaheim Ducks/Edmonton Oilers game, the microphone gave out, which prompted Canadian music star Brett Kissel to ask the audience to sing America’s anthem. Boy did they ever. From ...

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Patriots Lash Out at NY Times for Comparing White House Visits

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:30am 4/20/2017 at 10:30am
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The media will do ANYTHING to attack President Donald Trump. The New York Times sports section decided to take a jab at him using the New England Patriots visit as ammunition this time.

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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski Crashes Press Briefing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 3:00pm 4/19/2017 at 3:00pm
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Who doesn’t love New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski? The team is at the White House to celebrate its Super Bowl victory over the Atlanta Falcons in February. Gronkowski took this opportunity to crash Press Secretary’s press briefing:

GRONKOWSI: Sean, you need some help?

SPICER: I think I got this, but thank you.

GRONKOWSKI:...

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Ex-Patriots Star Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide in Jail Cell

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Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, 27, hanged himself in his prison cell early Wednesday morning while serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder charge at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, MA.

He committed suicide on the day his former team will visit the White House to commemorate their...

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ESPN Hellbent on Destroying Remaining Viewership With More Political Chat

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7:00am 4/5/2017 at 7:00am

What’s the fastest way to ruin anything? Inject politics into it. This well-known, but unwritten rule of the Universe seems to have escaped ESPN, who’s now doubling down on their political banter.

The once great sports broadcasting network recently revised their discussion rules so as to accommodate for increased political commentary germane...

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