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August 29

August 28

Fantasy Premier League, Week Four: Hillbilly F.C. jumps into first place with 155 points, leading PoloXI at 153 and FC Gallifrey at 150. Week 3's dream team was led by Bournemouth forward Callum Wilson, who scored a hat trick and had a 17-point week (owned by 2% a week ago and 13% now). The most popular acquisition is Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez, who already has 35 points (£6.0m cost). Roster moves must be in by 6:45 a.m. Saturday, an hour before Newcastle/Arsenal kicks off the early game.

posted by rcade to soccer at 04:37 PM - 0 comments

August 27

August 26

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten: Past the halfway point, the true stories are revealing themselves: there are good teams, there are bad teams, and then there's Saskatchewan. Oh, Saskatchewan. Cut your melon and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:01 AM - 19 comments

August 25

August 24

IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson Dies After Debris Hit to Helmet: The English IndyCar racer Justin Wilson died Monday after a crash a day earlier in which car debris from another racer's crash struck him on the helmet. He was 37. Video from Pocono Raceway shows the nose cone of Sage Karam's car bouncing on the track after a one-car crash and striking Wilson's helmet, bouncing as high as 100 yards in the air afterwards. Jalopnik has video of the crash and more details. Wilson won seven races in a 12-year open track career. He's survived by a wife and two daughters. He's an organ donor, according to his brother, fellow IndyCar driver Stefan Wilson.

posted by rcade to auto racing at 09:35 PM - 3 comments

Peyton Manning Has No Feeling In His Fingertips: Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning told Peter King of Sports Illustrated that he's had no feeling in the fingertips of his right hand for years. "I've talked to a doctor recently who said, 'Don't count on the feeling coming back.' It was hard for me for about two years, because one doctor told me I could wake up any morning and it might come back," Manning said. "So you wake up every day thinking, Today's the day! Then it's not."

posted by rcade to football at 07:58 PM - 6 comments

August 23

August 22

Gotta give a shout out: to Mike Fiers for throwing a no hitter at the Dodgers on Friday. Walked 3, one in each of the first 3 innings, and retired the last 21 he faced. Nolan (7 no-nos) Ryan was there, and they met after the game. Seems like a good trading deadline pickup for the Astros.

posted by Scottymac to baseball at 04:30 PM - 7 comments

August 21

Carolina Hurricanes Hire Eric Tulsky As Stat Analyst: Tulsky will provide and analyze data to assist the hockey operations department and coaching staff. Tulsky had a blog with SB Nation named Outnumbered.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 11:20 PM - 0 comments

ESPN Accidentally Fires Adam Schefter: ESPN shut off the phones and laptop of NFL reporter Adam Schefter this week because he'd mistakenly been put on a list of employees fired by the company. "Been through this before," he tweeted. "Not any easier to take second time around."

posted by rcade to football at 06:17 PM - 4 comments

Fantasy Premier League, Week Three: The Translucent holds on to first place in the SportsFilter Fantasy Premier League, scoring 54 in week 2 for a total of 103. Hillbilly F.C. is close behind at 99. It was a good week to have Everton players, with Romelu Lukaku scoring 13 and both Ross Barkley and Seamus Coleman 11. Player selections and transfers are due Saturday morning before Manchester United plays Newcastle at 7:45 a.m. to open the weekend's games.

posted by rcade to soccer at 04:05 PM - 12 comments

August 20

August 19

August 18

Welcome to Manchester United, Memphis Just Memphis: The 21-year-old footballer formerly known as Memphis Depay scored his first two goals for Manchester United, turning a 1-0 early deficit to Club Brugge in a Champions League playoff Tuesday into a crucial lead for the home side. Man U won 3-1 and will be sitting pretty in Bruges next week. Memphis could've had a third after being set up at point blank range by a sublime back-heel from Wayne Rooney, but he sent the shot skyward.

posted by rcade to soccer at 08:35 PM - 9 comments

Little League Team Throws Game at World Series: Little League International officials had to intervene after allegations arose that a team threw one of its games at the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Oregon, on Monday. A Snohomish, Washington, team -- hoping to knock out an Iowa team from the next round it had struggled to defeat -- sat its best players, played all its reserves and told all players to bunt in an 8-0 loss to a team from Salisbury, N.C. "It was very evident right away what was going on. They weren't striving to win," said Central Iowa Little League coach Charlie Husak. Little League International officials responded by making Snohomish play Iowa to advance. Snohomish lost.

posted by rcade to baseball at 06:24 PM - 8 comments

August 17

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine: Half way through the 2015 CFL season! While parity was the name of the game early on, Hamilton, Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton are beginning to break away from the pack. Meanwhile, Saskatchewan still struggles to register their first W of the season. Break up the Prairie Pity Party and make your picks inside!

posted by Reever to fantasy at 01:06 PM - 17 comments

August 16

Brewers Minor Leaguer Comes Out Publicly as Gay: David Denson, a first baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers' rookie league affiliate in Helena, Montana, has become the first active player on an MLB-affiliated baseball team to reveal that he's gay. Denson, 20, started telling some teammates and it expanded to where he was addressing most of the team. "They gave me the confidence I needed, coming out to them," he said. "They said, 'You're still our teammate. You're still our brother. ... It started to affect my game because I was so caught up in trying to hide it." A pitcher for an independent minor league team, Sean Conroy, in June became the first active player in pro baseball to go public about being gay.

posted by rcade to baseball at 01:36 PM - 0 comments

NFL Player Sends Back Young Sons' Participation Trophies: Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison posted a photo on Facebook of trophies won by his sons and said he's sending them back. His explanation: "I came home to find out that my boys received two trophies for nothing, participation trophies! While I am very proud of my boys for everything they do and will encourage them 'til the day I die, these trophies will be given back until they earn a real trophy. I'm sorry I'm not sorry for believing that everything in life should be earned and I'm not about to raise to boys to be men by making them believe that they are entitled to something just because they tried their best ... cause sometimes your best is not enough, and that should drive you to want to do better ... not cry and whine until somebody gives you something to shut you up and keep you happy."

posted by rcade to football at 01:08 PM - 14 comments

August 15

Michael Sam Stepping Away from Football: One week after making his debut for the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, Michael Sam announced that he's leaving the team. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL, writes on Twitter, "The last 12 months have been very difficult for me, to the point where I became concerned with my mental health. Because of this I am going to step away from the game at this time."

posted by rcade to football at 08:33 AM - 2 comments

August 14

August 13

Fantasy Premier League, Week Two: The Translucent sit atop SportsFilter's Fantasy Premier League after week 1 with a 57-point performance led by Vincent Kompany (14), Philippe Coutinho (10) and captain Wayne Rooney (10). The deadline for picking your roster this week is Friday at 1:45 Eastern because Manchester United is playing Aston Villa on Friday night, a scheduling move that's a sign of things to come in the Premier League. Starting next season, 10 games a season will play on Fridays.

posted by rcade to soccer at 07:23 PM - 6 comments

August 12

All 15 MLB Home Teams Won Last Night -- Setting a Record: All 15 home teams won yesterday in Major League Baseball, the first time that's ever happened. If every game was a 50/50 proposition, the odds of this would be 1 in 32,768. The previous record for home victoriousness was when all 12 teams won on May 23, 1914. In other statistical milestone news, Alex Rodriguez is the last active Major Leaguer to make his debut before the 1994 strike.

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:53 AM - 10 comments

August 11

Katie Ledecky: now 8 seconds faster swimming 400 metres freestyle than Mark Spitz ever was.

posted by rumple to olympics at 03:07 PM - 0 comments

Teammate Sucker Punches Geno Smith, Breaks His Jaw: New York Jets starting quarterback Geno Smith will miss 6-10 weeks after his jaw was broken this morning by a punch from reserve linebacker IK Enemkpali. Enemkpali, a sixth-round pick in 2014, was immediately released by the team. Coach Todd Bowles said the locker room altercation was "childish" and not football related. "You donít walk up to another man and punch him in the face," he said.

posted by rcade to football at 01:58 PM - 14 comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight: When you run a CFL Pick 'Em for eleven years, you get really good at typing "Saskatchewan". I mean, REALLY good. But right now, my typing fingers are lost; they haven't once typed "Saskatchewan" in victory this year, as the Riders fall to 0-7 on the season. On the other hand, I'm getting really good at typing "jagsnumberone" as he continues to break all sorts of rookie records. Check for typos and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:52 AM - 17 comments

August 10

NBC Lands Premier League for Another 6 Years: NBC and England's Premier League have agreed to a six-year deal that will keep the league on the network's channels through the 2021-22 season. Terms of the deal haven't been announced, but one analyst predicted it would double the $250 million, three-year amount NBC paid to begin broadcasting the Premiership two years ago. NBC and NBCSN averaged 479,000 viewers on league matches last season, which is close to the 491,000 average viewership it pulls for NHL games. That league's TV deal is $2 billion for 10 years.

posted by rcade to soccer at 07:57 PM - 5 comments

10 Degrees: It's a historic season for rookies: Never before has baseball seen a group of rookies like the Class of 2015, one so rich in position players that with two months left in the season itís on the verge of being more productive than every previous class in history.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 10:14 AM - 1 comment