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October 18

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Brett Hundley Edition : The one-defeated Kansas City Chiefs begin the NFL week at the Oakland Raiders Thursday night. There was carnage across the SportsFilter Pick 'Em. Ufez Jones holds on to first at 340, but jjzucal scores 58 to trail by a single point. Rumple falls to third. Make your picks and forget week 6 ever happened.

posted by rcade to football at 07:49 AM - 9 comments

October 17

Could a 32-Team MLB Scrap the Leagues?: Longtime baseball scribe Tracy Ringolsby outlines a dramatic proposal in baseball: Expansion to Montreal and Portland, dropping the AL and NL for four seven-team regional divisions, a 156-game season with 12 games against each division opponent and a playoffs with four divisional champs and eight teams in play-in games.

posted by rcade to baseball at 04:59 PM - 6 comments

October 13

Enter SportsFilter's NBA Pick 'Em: The NBA season begins Tuesday when Boston visits Cleveland on TNT. SportsFilter is bringing back the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em. Choose the winner and margin for the nationally televised games each week on TNT, ESPN and ABC (around 4-8 games). There is a prize.

posted by rcade to basketball at 04:55 PM - 10 comments

Bruce Arena Resigns as USMNT Manager: Bruce Arena's second stint as U.S. Men's National Team manager has ended with his resignation. There's no mystery to the cause. Regardless, Arena asserts, "I maintain a fierce belief that we are heading in the right direction."

posted by rcade to soccer at 01:20 PM - 1 comment

October 12

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Undefeated Chiefs Edition: Make your picks, starting with tonight's Eagles/Panthers game. In SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em, Ufez Jones retakes the lead at 329 with a week-best 59. Rumple is in second at 315 and MeatSaber third at 296.

posted by rcade to football at 06:41 PM - 37 comments

October 10

United States Eliminated from World Cup Qualification: The United States lost to Trinidad and Tobago 2-1 Tuesday night, a result that coupled with wins by Honduras and Panama puts the U.S. out of next year's World Cup. "The most surreal and embarrassing night in US soccer history," tweets Grant Wahl.

posted by rcade to soccer at 09:58 PM - 15 comments

Saints Trade Adrian Peterson to Cardinals: The Arizona Cardinals have addressed their rushing woes since David Johnson's injury by trading a conditional pick to the New Orleans Saints for Adrian Peterson. AP had 27 carries for 81 yards this season, his first since leaving the Minnesota Vikings.

posted by rcade to football at 12:40 PM - 4 comments

October 07

Christian Pulisic is Pretty Good at the Soccer: The United States began Friday's qualifying match against Panama with anxious fans dreading the possibility of missing the World Cup. Christian Pulisic scored a goal eight minutes in, set up another goal on a platter for Jozy Altidore and a 4-0 victory brightens the outlook considerably. Here are the qualification scenarios with one match left.

posted by rcade to soccer at 01:05 PM - 1 comment

October 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Cam Newton's Spoiled Yogurt Edition: Week 5 of the NFL season begins tonight when New England visits Tampa Bay. SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em has a new leader: Rumple at 292, passing Ufez Jones at 270. Jjzucal is in third at 255. Howard_T wins the week with 85. Make your selections.

posted by rcade to football at 04:51 PM - 30 comments

October 04

'It's Funny to Hear a Female Talk About Routes.': When Charlotte Observer beat writer Jourdan Rodrigue asked him a question about passing routes, Cam Newton thought it was hilarious someone with lady parts asked a pertinent football question. Rodrique later tweeted, "I spoke with him after and it was worse. I chose not to share, because I have an actual job to do today and one he will not keep me from."

posted by rcade to football at 05:39 PM - 8 comments

October 03

Steve Jobs' Widow Buys Big Stake in Wizards, Capitals: Laurene Jobs Powell, a philanthropist and widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, has acquired a 20 percent stake in the company that owns the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals. Ted Leonsis continues as chief executive and largest stakeholder, but Jobs owns the second-largest share and becomes one of four women in NBA ownership groups alongside Jeanie Buss (Lakers), Ann Walton Kroenke (Nuggets) and Gail Miller (Jazz). The deal requires NBA and NHL approval.

posted by rcade to general at 02:35 PM - 1 comment

October 02

SportsFilter Server Move: SportsFilter has moved to a new server on Amazon Web Services. If you experience problems report them in this discussion.

posted by rcade to general at 12:42 AM - 5 comments

September 28

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: I Won't Stand for That Edition: The Bears visit the pleasant 64-degree tundra of Lambeau Field tonight to face the Packers, opening the fourth week of the NFL season. Ufez Jones holds on to first with 232 points and Rumple second at 227. New in third is Jagsnumberone at 196. Jjzucal wins the week with 69 points. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 03:58 PM - 27 comments

September 27

Join Koharski's Donuts, SportsFilter's Fantasy Hockey League: The NHL season opener is just one week away and our Fantasy Hockey league is back for a fifth season. The league has head-to-head weekly match-ups and a live snake draft Sunday Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. Eastern. Use this link and the password "sprinkles" to join.

posted by rcade to hockey at 12:49 PM - 1 comment

September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Rushing Leader Kareem Hunt Edition: The Rams play the 49ers tonight to open the NFL week. In SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em, Ufez Jones wins the week with 124 points and climbs into first at 184, followed by last week's leader rumple at 177. Tron7 climbs to third at 165. Make your picks in the discussion.

posted by rcade to football at 01:09 PM - 34 comments

September 14

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Undefeated Jaguars Edition: The NFL week begins tonight when the Texans visit the Bengals. In the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em, rumple opens with a lead at 85 followed by cixelsyd at 84 and MeatSaber at 75. Among the newbies, corky leads with 69. Make your picks in this discussion.

posted by rcade to football at 10:31 AM - 34 comments

September 06

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest: The NFL season starts Thursday, which means the return of the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em. Same rules as last year: Choose the winners of each game, the margin of victory and any game as a stone cold lead pipe lock to double your points in victory (glory!) or lose points in defeat (ignominy!). The winner will receive an official NFL game ball (details inside).

posted by rcade to football at 07:03 PM - 47 comments

September 01

Justin Verlander Traded to Houston Astros: The Detroit Tigers traded ace Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros for minor leaguers outfielder Daz Cameron, pitcher Franklin Perez and catcher Jake Rogers and either a player to be named later or cash. Verlander, 34, won the Cy Young award in 2011 and was runner-up last season. He's under contract through 2019 with an option for 2020. The Tigers will reportedly pay $8 million of his salary in 2018 and 2019.

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:22 AM - 4 comments

Ross Barkley Nixes Move to Chelsea on Transfer Deadline Day: Ross Barkley changed his mind at the last minute, scuttling a 35 million transfer from Everton to Chelsea. The Premier League champions have lost out in pursuit on several high-profile players including Romelu Lukaku, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Fernando Llorente. They added Davide Zappacosta from Torino and Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City. More transfer news on Daily Express.

posted by rcade to soccer at 08:40 AM - 2 comments

August 29

Turner Field is Now Georgia State's Football Stadium: The Atlanta facility built as the 85,000-seat Centennial Olympic Stadium for the 1996 Summer Olympics and transformed into the 50,000-seat Atlanta Braves' Turner Field now has a third job. It has been turned into a 24,000-seat football stadium for the Georgia State Panthers that opens Thursday night. "When you realize the iconic nature of this stadium, the history that's in this stadium ... it's a fascinating opportunity for us," said Georgia State AD Charlie Cobb.

posted by rcade to football at 04:13 PM - 4 comments

August 28

Harvey Impacts LSU/BYU Game in Houston on Saturday: Saturday's college football game between LSU and BYU was going to be played in Houston, but the catastrophic flooding and damage from Hurricane Harvey makes a move likely. It may be played in Baton Rouge or New Orleans. This would be three years in a row that an LSU game was displaced. In 2015, flooding moved a game from the University of South Carolina to Baton Rouge. In 2016, Hurricane Matthew moved another from the University of Florida to Baton Rouge.

posted by rcade to football at 11:05 AM - 2 comments

August 26

Julian Edelman Knee Injury Could Be Torn ACL: Five plays into Friday's preseason game against the Detroit Lions, New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman suffered a knee injury that's feared to be a torn ACL. Edelman caught 98 passes for 1,106 yards and three touchdowns last season. Worst case here is a year-plus recovery that tempts the Patriots to save $3 million in cap space by releasing the 31-year-old.

posted by rcade to football at 08:56 AM - 0 comments

August 25

Is Mayweather-McGregor Too Dangerous to Allow?: Boxer Floyd Mayweather faces mixed martial artist Conor McGregor Saturday. The Association of Ringside Physicians believes the bout should never have been sanctioned because of McGregor's lack of boxing experience. "The thing I really fear, truly fear, is that somebody's going to get really hurt in this upcoming fight," group president Larry Lovelace said. He's not talking about Mayweather. Expected ticket sales are $70 million.

posted by rcade to boxing at 04:53 PM - 0 comments

Augusta Chairman Billy Payne Retires After 11 Years: Billy Payne is stepping down as chairman of Augusta National and The Masters. During his 11 years in the position, the club first admitted female members after going commercial free for two years to reject public pressure to make the move. Payne also played a role in the creation of the Asia-Pacific Amateur, the Latin America Amateur and the Drive, Chip and Putt children's competition. The Masters brings in over $115 million a year in revenue, up from $22 million 20 years ago.

posted by rcade to golf at 10:09 AM - 2 comments

August 24

Edmonton Eskimos Face New Calls to Change Name: The on-field success of the Canadian Football League's Edmonton team has cast attention on its Eskimos nickname, which some members of the Inuit indigenous peoples believe should be retired. Team president Len Rhodes said, "We always use our name within an aura of respect for all members of our community. ... I assure you one thing and that is there is not a consensus on topics such as this one. We welcome all feedback on all topics."

posted by rcade to football at 01:30 PM - 7 comments