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August 22

Boom goes the dynamite.: After promising off-season fireworks for the past few years, the Boston Celtics have delivered. A trade of Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Anton Zizic, and the unprotected first round draft pick from Brooklyn in exchange for Cleveland's Kyrie Irving has been announced. Does this put Boston into the NBA finals? What is Cleveland thinking? 2017-18 will be an interesting season.

posted by Howard_T to basketball at 08:49 PM - 5 comments

NBA Rookies Predict the Rookie of the Year: NBA.Com asked 39 rookies to predict who would be the rookie of the year next season. They picked the No. 9 pick, Dennis Smith Jr. of the Dallas Mavericks. The rest of the top 5 were Lonzo Ball (Lakers), Markelle Fultz (76ers) and a three-way tie between Kyle Kuzma (Lakers), Donovan Mitchell (Jazz) and Ben Simmons (76ers).

posted by rcade to basketball at 04:03 PM - 4 comments

Victoria Azarenka Can't Play U.S. Open Because of Custody Case: Victoria Azarenka missed last year's U.S. Open due to pregnancy and will miss this year's due to a family court battle over that child. A court order prohibits either parent from taking the child out of California while custody is resolved. Azarenka, 28 and a two-time finalist, played well at Wimbledon upon her post-pregnancy return to tennis, reaching the fourth round before a loss to second-seed Simona Halep.

posted by rcade to tennis at 08:20 AM - 1 comment

August 21

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CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten: ... is not quite here yet. But I'll be away next week so you get your post a little earlier than usual. Grab your solar goggles and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:39 AM - 8 comments

August 18

Skunk In The Outfield : How A Trick Play Almost Broke Baseball:
That's how it came to be that a Portsmouth sophomore named Johnny Pedrotty stood in right field in Game 2 of the Rhode Island state championship series, that a crowd of a thousand fans erupted into profane chaos, that a star infielder almost blacked out from the stress, and that Ulmschneider found himself unsure of how to stop what he'd unleashed. It's how, for two minutes and 32 seconds, baseball broke.

posted by grum@work to baseball at 09:28 AM - 3 comments

August 17

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CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine: No surprises this week, except maybe for the fact that Kevin Glenn has discovered time travel. Turn the clock back and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:08 PM - 13 comments

August 14

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August 11

Ezekiel Elliott suspended by NFL: Ezekiel Elliott was suspended for six games Friday by the National Football League. The league said the suspension followed a year-long investigation into domestic violence allegations made by a former girlfriend.

posted by jjzucal to football at 08:03 PM - 9 comments

August 10

August 09

Mexican soccer legend Rafael Marquez Alvarez among 22 sanctioned for alleged ties to drug trafficking: Not a lot of detail here yet but: "The Treasury says in a statement that it will also sanction 43 entities in Mexico, including a soccer team and casino."

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 04:48 PM - 0 comments

Join SportsFilter's Fantasy Premier League: The Premier League season begins Friday, which means it's time to build your squad for our Fantasy Premier League. Use the link to join (or go here and use the code is 2736097-640829). Returning teams may be entered automatically.

posted by rcade to soccer at 10:14 AM - 5 comments

August 08

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight: It was the Week of No Surprises: Ricky Ray got injured, Hamilton lost, and argoal is still in first. Write your best Kevin Glenn joke and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:33 AM - 15 comments

August 07

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August 05

Baylor Assistant AD Races Robot Tackling Dummy: At practice, Baylor assistant athletic director Sean Padden competed in a race against a robotic tackling dummy the team uses. Hilarity ensued.

posted by rcade to football at 05:17 PM - 1 comment

August 04

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Legendary Notre Dame Coach Ara Parseghian Dies at 94: Parseghian took the reins of a 2-7 Fighting Irish team and went 9-1 the next year. He would bring Notre Dame back to national prominence, including two national championships. A legendary presence in college football, Parseghian was universally loved, even by his fiercest opponents.

posted by Etrigan to football at 09:19 PM - 7 comments

August 01

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven: No spreads nailed this week, but that's largely because Hamilton lost by 59 points. Don't move to Hamilton, kids. Fight that rent increase and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:54 PM - 15 comments

July 31

Cubs Give Steve Bartman a World Series Ring: The Chicago Cubs gave a World Series ring today to Steve Bartman. "While no gesture can fully lift the public burden he has endured for more than a decade, we felt it was important Steve knows he has been and continues to be fully embraced by this organization. After all he has sacrificed, we are proud to recognize Steve Bartman with this gift today," owner Tom Ricketts said. Bartman responded with gratitude and said, "I am relieved and hopeful that the saga of the 2003 foul ball incident surrounding my family and me is finally over."

posted by rcade to baseball at 02:27 PM - 13 comments

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