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October 09

October 08

Texas Rangers take game one 5-3 against the Toronto Blue Jays: in a game that sees Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista, and Adrian Beltre leave with injuries. David Price has lost six straight post-season starts (four of those losses coming against Texas) and Rangers 2B Rougned Odor became the 2nd youngest player* to score three runs in a playoff game, twice after being hit by Price and once via a solo home run in the top of the 7th inning. Game two features a pitching match-up of trade deadline acquired Cole Hamels against late-season-emerging-after-tearing-an-ACL Marcus Stroman.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 07:36 PM - 6 comments

Fifa Suspends Blatter and Platini: Fifa has provisionally suspended its president Sepp Blatter, secretary general Jerome Valcke and vice-president Michel Platini for 90 days.

posted by NoMich to soccer at 07:13 AM - 7 comments

October 07

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 5: Batted Ball Edition: The fifth week of the NFL season sees Indianapolis in Houston for Thursday night action, four teams on bye and Joe Philbin updating his resume. Make your picks, including up to one stone cold lead pipe lock.

posted by rcade to football at 03:33 PM - 30 comments

The NHL Season Begins Anew!: It's October, memories of Summer are fading as there is a nip in the air, the leaves are turning color, the weather is perfect for! The new NHL season is upon us and [your_team] is still mathematically in the playoff hunt. What could be better in life? What's new and different this season? What is going to happen this season? Who is going to win it all? I NEED 30 BOLD PREDICTIONS! Go team!

posted by NoMich to hockey at 08:42 AM - 9 comments

October 06

How Do You Find Live Sports on TV?: SportsFilter is looking into the possibility of adding TV schedules of sporting events that could be customized by users per sport, per team and other criteria. It would be helpful to know this: How do you find out when to watch your favorite sports and teams on the tube? If you use specific sites and apps for this, what are they?

posted by rcade to general at 08:02 PM - 7 comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 16: Nail biters and blowouts dominated Week 15 action in the CFL! But Week 16 is a five-game week as Thanksgiving promises Monday afternoon football. Get your drumstick ready and make your picks inside!

posted by Reever to fantasy at 11:47 AM - 18 comments

October 05

Miami Dolphins Fire Coach Joe Philbin: A 1-3 start was enough for the Miami Dolphins to decide they've had enough of head coach Joe Philbin. He was fired Monday after going 24-28 since taking over the team in 2012. The team ranks last in the NFL in rushing defense despite signing defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for six years and $114 million in free agency.

posted by rcade to football at 11:58 AM - 14 comments

Washington Nationals Fire Matt Williams: A year after being named National League Manager of the Year, Matt Williams has been fired as skipper of the Washington Nationals. The team finished 83-79 and did not make the playoffs. A week ago closer Jonathan Papelbon choked star outfielder Bryce Harper in the dugout during a game and Williams didn't notice. He sent Papelbon back out to pitch the ninth. Altered to the altercation by reporters later, Williams watched video and told them, "I'm livid about it."

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:42 AM - 0 comments

Liverpool part ways with Brendan Rogers: In a move that was either four months too late or six months early, another lackluster 1-1 result was the end of a 3+ season tenure for Rogers. Jurgen Klopp, rested after a four month break, is rumored to be first choice to take over after receiving a positive report on LFC from the team's German former midfielder Didi Hamann.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 11:15 AM - 4 comments

If Quebec builds a stadium, will the Nordiques come?: The long-suffering supporters of the Quebec have a shiny new stadium in which to enjoy their national sport. The only problem? Until the league awards the city a new franchise they still don't have a team to play there.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 08:41 AM - 6 comments

October 04

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Coke, Bud, McDonald's and Visa Demand Sepp Blatter Quit Immediately: Four of international soccer's major sponsors -- Coca Cola, Budweiser, McDonald's and Visa -- have demanded that FIFA President Sepp Blatter step down immediately, following the news he's under investigation for corruption in Switzerland. "Every day that passes, the image and reputation of FIFA continues to tarnish," Coca-Cola said in a statement. "FIFA needs comprehensive and urgent reform, and that can only be accomplished through a truly independent approach." Blatter has announced his plan to leave when a successor is named in February and his lawyer says he won't resign.

posted by rcade to soccer at 06:52 PM - 6 comments

Fantasy Premier League, Week Seven: The Premier League begins early Saturday with seventh-place Crystal Palace visiting West Brom. FC Gallifrey's back atop the Spofiship with a 75-point week, topped only by an 87-point explosion by new second place team EAV FC that should be remembered in song. This feat was accomplished by having Alexis Sanchez (11.1m) as captain on a week he scored 20 points (3 goals, 90 minutes, 3 bonus) and a front line of Olivier Giroud (8.8m), Graziano Pelle (8.0m) and Jamie Vardy (6.6m) who put up 25. There's a lot of carnage on the injury front, with Vincent Kompany (6.3m), Yaya Toure (8.9m) and Callum Wilson (5.8m) all out and Christian Benteke (8.3m) doubtful -- and that's just my team. Sigh.

posted by rcade to soccer at 10:51 AM - 7 comments

October 01

September 30

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 4: First-Place Jacksonville Edition: Week IV of the NFL season begins Thursday night with Baltimore looking for its first win at Pittsburgh against backup QB Michael Vick. Sunday games begin at 9:30 a.m. Eastern as the New York Jets play Miami in London. Make your picks and select one stone cold lead pipe lock to win (or not).

posted by rcade to football at 02:37 PM - 33 comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen: Tight margins and underdog wins mean that points are hard to come by this week, but that doesn't mean we don't see movement in the standings. No, not at the top. Grab your bronzer and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 05:13 AM - 17 comments

September 29

Fifa scandal: Jack Warner banned for life by FIFA: More than four years after quitting football, the governing body’s ethics committee today announced the outcome of an investigation into Sepp Blatter’s disgraced former vice-president, who is also facing criminal charges in the United States over an alleged £100 million fraud. Warner’s ban begins at the same time as Fifa’s ethics committee examines evidence that could lead to the suspension of Blatter and Michel Platini over a £1.3m suspected criminal payment to the Uefa president.

posted by bender to soccer at 01:47 PM - 1 comment

September 28

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Toronto Blue Jays Clinch Playoff Spot, But Nobody Notices: The Toronto Blue Jays clinched their first playoff spot in 22 years last night -- ending the longest drought in North American pro sports -- but this went without notice or celebration. The common perception was that they still had a magic number of 1, but it is impossible for the three other teams in contention (Texas, Houston and Los Angeles) to all tie Toronto in wins because they play each other. See the comments for the math that the media overlooked.

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:18 AM - 9 comments

September 25

Fantasy Premier League, Week Six: Spurs visits Man City early Saturday to open the Premier League weekend. Hillbilly F.C. takes first place back from FC Gallifrey. Maplewood Town rockets into third with a 72-point total that's the best in the league for a third straight week (damn!). Man United forward Anthony Martial (£8.3m) has scored 18 points in his first two weeks, inspiring 660,000 owners to pick him up this week. Diego Costa's (£11.0m) three-game ban for persistent douchery put him off 144,000 rosters. The FPL Scout likes Man U midfielder Juan Mata (£8.7m) as a pickup this week. He faces lowly Sunderland at home and has a goal or assist in four of six matches.

posted by rcade to soccer at 03:31 PM - 4 comments

Blatter faces criminal investigation: Totally unexpected, eh? Amusingly, one of the indicated counts involves a $2M "disloyal payment" to Michel Platini; Platini said the money was legit and "relates to work which I carried out under a contract with Fifa" and he had clarified matters with the authorities. Of course.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 02:40 PM - 1 comment

NFL Source: 'No Doubt' Brady Will Sit 4 Games This Season: An NFL source told WFAN radio host Craig Carton "there’s no doubt in his mind" that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will serve a four-game suspension this season over DeflateGate after the league's court appeal is heard. The source was not named, but it rhymes with Codger Whosmell.

posted by rcade to football at 12:50 PM - 6 comments

September 24

Ole Miss Fan's Jaw Broken After Win at Alabama: A 22-year-old Ole Miss fan leaving the team's 43-37 victory over Alabama was walking in downtown Tuscaloosa when he was punched by a Bama fan who broke his jaw in two places. A commenter claiming to have witnessed the incident said the fan, Ryan Moore, was drunk and saying taunting remarks until a man "turned around and walked back and stood right in front of Ryan and said something like ... you need to shut your mouth and hit him. It made a horrible breaking noise." Police are looking for the assailant, a man in his 30s who was walking with a woman and two children.

posted by rcade to football at 09:10 PM - 5 comments

Join Koharski's Donuts, SportsFilter's Fantasy Hockey League: With the NHL's season opener less than two weeks away, SportsFilter's Fantasy Hockey league is back for a third season and needs three more owners. The league has head-to-head weekly match-ups and a live snake draft Sunday Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. Eastern. We give cash prizes to the top four teams. Use this link and the password "sprinkles" to join.

posted by rcade to hockey at 05:50 PM - 5 comments

September 23

Craig Finn's guide to the best ever sports music: Hate to have to break it to him about Ragnar.

posted by yerfatma to culture at 02:02 PM - 9 comments

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 3: Indy's Bad Luck Edition: Week three of the NFL season begins Thursday night with Washington at New York Football Giants. Make your picks and select one stone cold lead pipe lock to win, if you dare. Results are being tabulated now.

posted by rcade to football at 01:28 PM - 28 comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen: If the playoffs started today... we'd all have a lot more time on our hands. Especially if we lived in Saskatchewan. But we've still got seven more weeks of tooth-and-nail battles for the Costanza, so sharpen your pencils and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:46 AM - 18 comments