October 20

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eighteen: What a weird year. The West has clinched a crossover spot and it could be any one of three teams taking it. But the East is just plain terrible and could be the easier route. Will someone tank their way to the Grey Cup? Give tanks for the CFL and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:57 PM - 16 comments

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Hoodie 1, Surface 0 Edition: Week 7 begins this evening as the Chicago Bears visit the Green Bay Packers. Make your picks and don't lend your tablet to Bill Belichick.

posted by rcade to football at 02:42 PM - 15 comments

Cleveland Indians Advance to World Series: The Cleveland Indians last won a World Series in 1948 and last reached one in 1997. For game 5 of the ALCS this year, manager Terry Francona improbably asked Ryan Merritt to take the mound -- a rookie with one career start and 11 total innings pitched. He kept the Toronto Blue Jays scoreless through 4 1/3 innings, Francona handed the game to his formidable bullpen and the World Series opens in Title Town, Ohio, on Tuesday.

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:40 AM - 10 comments

October 19

Video games are changing how professional soccer is played:: "Ibrahimovic said that he would “often spot solutions in the games that I then parlayed into real life” as a young player. Mats Hummels, the Bayern Munich and Germany defender, has suggested that “maybe some people use what they learn in FIFA when they find themselves on a pitch.”

posted by rumple to soccer at 12:32 PM - 2 comments

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NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Stand Up for Colin Kaepernick Edition: The NFL week begins tonight as Denver visits San Diego. After five weeks, grum@work is in first at 299, followed by Ufez Jones at 297 and tron7 at 296. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 04:37 PM - 24 comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seventeen: With four weeks to go, rcade and the Calgary Stampeders have one thing in common: nobody's gonna catch them. The rest of us aspire to be like the B.C. Lions: barely in second place and scrambling to stay there. Pump up the adrenaline and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 02:07 PM - 15 comments

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SportsFilter's Fantasy Hockey League Needs Owners: Koharski's Donuts is returning for a fourth season on ESPN Fantasy Hockey. There are slots available for 5 more owners. Use this link and the password "glazed" to join. The league has a live draft tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern. At 6 p.m. the league will be opened to the public, so join before that if you want in.

posted by rcade to hockey at 08:38 AM - 5 comments

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CFL Pick 'Em, Week Sixteen: Two key talking points this weekend: it's Canadian Thanksgiving, and my computer broke. So we have no standings, but we have lots and lots of maple turkey. Pull up a chair and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:47 PM - 17 comments

October 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Touchdown John Kuhn Edition: Make your picks for this weekend's games. Results to come.

posted by rcade to football at 09:58 PM - 25 comments

Blue Jays Beat Orioles, Advance to Face Rangers: The Toronto Blue Jays added another bat flip to their playoff highlight reel, a three-run, 11th-inning Edwin Encarnacion moon shot that won the AL wild card game 5-2 over the Baltimore Orioles. The Jays move on to face the Texas Rangers. In a less pleasant flashback to last year's playoffs, a Jays fan threw a beer, nearly hitting Orioles left fielder Hyun Soo Kim as he caught a fly ball.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:08 AM - 28 comments

October 04

Maria Sharapova's Doping Ban from Tennis Reduced: Maria Sharapova will be eligible to return to competitive tennis in April after the Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced her doping ban from two years to 15 months. Sharapova tested positive for the banned heart medication meldonium at this year's Australian Open. The court ruled Sharapova bore "some degree of fault" but "less than significant fault." She's now eligible to return a month ahead of the French Open in 2017.

posted by rcade to tennis at 03:04 PM - 1 comment

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NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Throw the Ball Jameis Edition: After three weeks in SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em, tron7 leads with 211 points, followed by jagsnumberone with 187 points and MeatSaber at 185.

posted by rcade to football at 01:59 PM - 24 comments

From Computer Game to Professional Football Analyst: One young man's gaming obsession turns into a proper paid job.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 07:57 AM - 1 comment

September 28

Sam Allardyce: Ex-England boss says entrapment has won: Big Sam heads overseas after being filmed telling a couple of "Far East businessmen" how to get around third party ownership rules. Plus making fun of Roy Hodgson's speech impediment and Roy's assistant Gary Neville. Not sure which but one of those things got him fired after 67 days in charge? Sam says he was foolish but entrapped. Was this really a firing offense?

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 10:09 AM - 2 comments

September 27

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen: Six weeks to go and rcade has an 8 point lead. Sure, that may seem insurmountable, but that's only a weekly difference of 1.333333333 points. Easy, right? Switch to fractions and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 03:49 PM - 14 comments

Pakistan’s National Baseball Team Just Wants You To Know They Exist: Pakistan got mercy-ruled twice at the World Baseball Classic qualifiers last week. But they consider it a successful outing.

posted by Etrigan to baseball at 03:41 PM - 1 comment

Packers Returner Ingeniously Exploits Out-of-Bounds Rule: In Sunday's game, Green Bay Packers kick returner Ty Montgomery made a sneaky use of an out-of-bounds rule, as former NFL director of officiating Mike Pereira explains. I don't think I've seen this done intentionally before.

posted by rcade to football at 12:30 PM - 9 comments