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National Anthem Protests Killed NFL Viewership

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 28, 2017 at 7:00pm 7/28/2017 at 7:00pm

We’ve had several discussions on how the over politicalization of sports is killing viewership, putting channels like ESPN in jeopardy.

No one wants political toxicity infiltrating America’s favorite past times. And Americans especially tend not to appreciate when anti-patriotic garbage becomes widely accepted in professional sports, like oh, say, NFL players...

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OJ Simpson Granted Parole in Unanimous Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 2:58pm 7/20/2017 at 2:58pm

OJ Simpson has received parole for his 2008 conviction of an armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers. From Fox News:

Commissioner Tony Corda begins. He says Simpson committed a crime and was sent to prison. He says Simpson has no prior convictions and is low risk. He has community support and has...

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Wimbledon: Roger Federer Cruises, American Sam Querrey Bests Andy Murray

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 3:00pm 7/12/2017 at 3:00pm
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Wimbledon has it’s men’s semi-finals all set to go for Friday. Roger Federer becomes the absolute favorite after Novak Djokovic retires due to a sore elbow and American Sam Querrey defeated defending champion Andy Murray.

Anyone who knows me knows Roger is my man, but nothing could thrill me more than having...

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MLB Umpire Saved a Woman on a Pittsburgh Bridge

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/29/2017 at 4:00pm
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On Wednesday afternoon, MLB umpire John Tumpane witnessed a woman climb off the side of the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh, PA, and knew something just wasn’t right.

He explained to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that others around him couldn’t tell him what was going on and that’s when he decided to do...

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Which One is Ted Cruz?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 4:30pm 6/28/2017 at 4:30pm
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I’ve said for the longest time that Tom Ricketts, the owner of my beloved World Series Champions Chicago Cubs, and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) are identical twins. Here’s proof:

The...

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John McEnroe Stands by His Serena Williams Comments

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 5:30pm 6/27/2017 at 5:30pm

Tennis legend John McEnroe caused quite a stir during his NPR interview when he said Serena Williams would only be ranked 700 if she played on the men’s circuit. Williams hit back, but McEnroe refuses to apologize for his statement. From T...

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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.

Before the game...

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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:

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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:

Kanter, who arrived in...

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