Recent Posts by rcade

August 09

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 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

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

July 16

Roger Federer Wins 8th Wimbledon Championship: Roger Federer has won the Wimbledon men's final, defeating Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. It's his eighth title in the tournament, passing Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, and his record 19th Grand Slam win. Federer, 35, last won in 2012.

posted by rcade to tennis at 11:21 AM - 10 comments

July 15

Garbine Muguruza Wins Wimbledon Crown: Garbine Muguruza turned a close match against Venus Williams into a rout, defeating her in the Wimbledon final 7-5, 6-0 for her first victory in the championship. It's the second major for the 23-year-old Spaniard. Williams, the oldest Wimbledon finalist since 1994 at age 37, had two set points in the first set.

posted by rcade to tennis at 11:00 AM - 0 comments

July 09

Wayne Rooney Signs Two-Year Deal with Everton: Fifteen years after he debuted with the club at age 16, Wayne Rooney is back at Everton. He arrives at Goodison Park with the scoring records for England and Manchester United and titles in the Premier League (5), Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup (3). "He loves Everton and he was desperate to come back. He is still only 31 and I don't have any doubts about his qualities," manager Ronald Koeman said.

posted by rcade to soccer at 11:18 AM - 11 comments

July 07

Tennis Player Suffers Terrible Knee Injury at Wimbledon: The American tennis player Bethanie Mattek-Sands, the No. 1 doubles player in the world, was playing a second-round singles match Thursday against Sorana Cirstea when she fell with a terrible knee injury. Mattek-Sands screamed in agony for help after the fall, Cirstea and many onlookers in obvious anguish and her knee visibly damaged. This video shows some details, omitting the sound, and here's a tweet with how crazy the situation was as it unfolded..

posted by rcade to tennis at 12:27 AM - 3 comments

June 26

Trump Runs Over the Biggest Rule of Golf Green Etiquette: Video shows President Trump driving a golf cart all over a green, an act of sacrilege against all that is holy in the sport. The first time I drove a cart I had the fear of God put into me about never doing this. "Driving on the green is the most unsettling thing Trump has done," Vince Roedmer tweeted.

posted by rcade to golf at 08:55 PM - 4 comments

June 25

Ice Cube Begins 3-on-3 Basketball League: Big3, a summer three-man basketball league created by the rapper Ice Cube, begins Monday night on FS1. The half-court games reach halftime when one team scores 30 and the first to 60 wins. Eight teams will play in 10 cities. Players are all former NBA players, including Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups and Mike Bibby.

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:58 PM - 2 comments

June 19

Soccer Rules Body Considers Timed 30-Minute Halves: Several huge rules changes are being debated by the International Football Association Board, a rules maker for world soccer. Some ideas: Switch to timed, 30-minute halves; only blow the whistle to end a half- or full-time when the ball goes out of play; and use ABBA order on penalty kicks instead of ABAB.

posted by rcade to soccer at 12:23 PM - 10 comments

June 18

Celtics Trade No. 1 Pick to 76ers: The Boston Celtics have traded the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft to the Philadelphia 76ers for the No. 3 pick this year and the Los Angeles Lakers' 2018 first-round pick (if it falls from 2-5) or the 76ers 2019 first-round pick from the Sacramento Kings (if it doesn't). I love the smell of complicated draft trade conditionals in the morning.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:36 AM - 11 comments

June 12

SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: rcade: The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Nashville Predators in 6 games to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. In SportsFilter's NHL Pick 'Em contest the winner is, well, me. Hooray for me! I've won a one year subscription to Hockey News. Cixelsyd hoists the Costanza.

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:06 AM - 11 comments

June 04

Rock Climber Scales El Capitan with No Gear: Alex Honnold, 31, has climbed Yosemite's El Capitan wall without ropes or safety gear, a feat that could be the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of ever. Honnold says on his website that he lives a "'dirtbag-climber' existence" in a van chasing vertical glory.

posted by rcade to extreme at 11:06 AM - 6 comments

May 31

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: The Finals: The NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers begin Thursday night at 9 p.m. Eastern. ic23b leads with 28 points followed by three players at 27. Pick the NBA champion and the number of games played, plus five bonus categories. The winner receives NBA 2K17.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:25 AM - 14 comments

May 29

Legendary Sportswriter Frank Deford Dies: Frank Deford died Sunday in his Key West, Florida, home at age 78. He wrote for Sports Illustrated from 1962 to 2017 and in the first two decades at that job defined the word "sportswriter" for many of our younger selves. Some of us also recall him for The National, a glorious, short-lived attempt at a national newspaper of sport. He also contributed to Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO and NPR. In recent years he became known for his hatred of soccer, a lamentable old-man crankypants posture unworthy of his reputation.

posted by rcade to general at 07:07 PM - 7 comments

May 28

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Final: The Stanley Cup Final between the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins begins Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern on NBC. Pick the winner and number of games required and 8 (count 'em, 8) bonus categories. The winner receives a one-year subscription to Hockey News.

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:49 PM - 18 comments

May 22

Left-for-Dead Celtics Beat Cavaliers in Game 3: The Boston Celtics, playing as 16.5-point underdogs without star Isaiah Thomas, beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 in game three of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Avery Bradley sunk a three-pointer with a second remaining for the win, the biggest playoff upset in 20 years as measured by the betting line.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:47 AM - 6 comments

May 18

England Adds Post-Match Bans for Diving: Next season, the Football Association in the U.K. will put an ex-manager, ex-player and ex-referee in separate rooms to watch incidents where a player dives. If they all agree the player tricked a match official, the player gets a two-game ban and the red or yellow card given out for the incident is rescinded. The change applies at all levels. In other football news, sigh.

posted by rcade to soccer at 02:02 PM - 5 comments

May 13

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round: The third round of the NBA playoffs begins Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Eastern with the Celtics/Wizards second-round series still to be decided on Monday. Ufez Jones leads with 22 followed by bender at 21 and three others at 20. Pick the two teams that will advance to the NBA Finals and the number of games each series will require: San Antonio vs. Golden State and Cleveland vs. the Boston/Washington winner. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Two more points for picking the top points scorer in each series (total points) and top rebounder (total rebounds). The winner receives NBA 2K17.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:49 PM - 11 comments

May 12

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round: The third round of the NHL playoffs begin tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern. Rumple's lead grows to 6 points, while Cixelsyd vies for the coveted Costanza. Pick the two teams that will advance to the Stanley Cup Final and the number of games each series will require: Nashville vs Anaheim and Ottawa vs. Pittsburgh. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. One extra point apiece for picking the top points scorer in each series and the goalie with the best save percentage (minimum two starts). The winner receives a one-year subscription to Hockey News.

posted by rcade to hockey at 12:14 PM - 14 comments

April 30

Golf's Army of TV Rules Tattletales Just Lost Some Power: The United States Golf Association and Royal & Ancient have adjusted the rules of golf, normally revised every four years, in response to the Lexi Thompson traveshamockery. The Christian Science Monitor explains: "a player can avoid a penalty if the violation could not be noticed with the naked eye. In the other, officials can eliminate penalties if they feel players made a 'reasonable judgment' in taking a drop or replacing their golf balls on the putting green."

posted by rcade to golf at 05:45 PM - 6 comments

April 29

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round: The second round of the NBA playoffs begin Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern, even though the Jazz/Clippers first round series isn't finished. Four players share the lead at 15 points. Pick the four teams that will advance out of the round and the number of games each series will require: San Antonio vs. Houston, Boston vs. Washington, Cleveland vs. Toronto and Golden State vs. the Utah/Los Angeles Clippers winner. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Another extra point for picking the top points scorer in each series. The winner receives NBA 2K17.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:56 PM - 10 comments

April 25

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round: The second round of the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern. Rumple is in the lead with 10 points. Pick the four teams that will advance out of the round and the number of games each series will require: Nashville vs. St. Louis, Edmonton vs. Anaheim, New York Rangers vs. Ottawa and Pittsburgh vs. Washington. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Another extra point for picking the top points scorer in each series. The winner receives a one-year subscription to Hockey News.

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:49 PM - 15 comments

April 15

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Today: The NBA playoffs begin today at 3 p.m. Eastern. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series will require: Indiana vs. Cleveland, Milwaukee vs. Toronto, Memphis vs. San Antonio, Utah vs. Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta vs Washington, Portland vs. Golden State, Chicago vs Boston and Oklahoma City vs. Houston. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Another extra point for picking the top scorer in each series (total points scored). The winner receives NBA 2K17.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:54 AM - 11 comments

April 12

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight: The NHL playoffs begin tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series will require: Boston vs. Ottawa, Columbus vs. Pittsburgh, San Jose vs. Edmonton, New York Rangers vs. Montreal, St. Louis vs. Minnesota, Toronto vs. Washington, Calgary vs. Anaheim and Nashville vs. Chicago. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Another extra point for picking one of the three top goal scorers in this playoff round. The winner receives a one-year subscription to Hockey News.

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:23 AM - 16 comments