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May 20

Vegas Golden Knights Advance to Stanley Cup Final: The Vegas Golden Knights have advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, becoming only the second expansion team to do that after the St. Louis Blues in 1968. Vegas defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 in their series with a final 2-1 victory Sunday.

posted by rcade to hockey at 06:23 PM - 1 comment

May 16

The World's Oldest Basketball Court is in Canada: The world's oldest surviving basketball court is in a Canadian town of 4,400 people. The upper level of a former YMCA in St Stephen, New Brunswick, held a game of James Naismith's two-year-old sport on Oct. 17, 1893. The building's role in history was forgotten by 2010, when after a fire the owners lifted a carpet of an undamaged room and found a hardwood floor underneath. The court was 47 by 31 feet and there were heaters to dodge in the corners. "It's little wonder they didn't go flying out of the window," said local historian Darren McCabe.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:25 PM - 3 comments

May 14

Supreme Court: States Can Legalize Sports Gambling: The Supreme Court has ended the ban that kept states other than Nevada from legalized sports gambling, overturning a 1992 law. Congress could enact a new ban, but if it doesn't New Jersey and as many as 21 other states could begin allowing facilities to take sports bets. (Eighteen states and 3 more governors sided with New Jersey on this.)

posted by rcade to general at 12:09 PM - 1 comment

May 12

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round: The third round of the NBA playoffs begins Sunday at 3:30 p.m. when Cleveland plays Boston. A day later Golden State faces Houston. Pick the winner of each series, the number of games required and the top and bottom scorer in each series (total points, minimum 10 minutes played). In our contest, Goyoucolts and NoMich are tied for first with 22 each.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:53 PM - 16 comments

May 11

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round: The puck drops on the third round of the NHL Playoffs tonight when Washington faces Tampa Bay. Vegas plays Winnipeg tomorrow night. Pick the winners of both series and the number of games. One bonus point for picking the top goal scorer and top point scorer in each series. In our contest for the Hartford Whalers puck, Ic23b and Cixelsyd remain tied for first at 16.

posted by rcade to hockey at 12:39 PM - 16 comments

May 08

Detroit is Getting a PGA Tour Event: The city of Detroit is close to landing its first-ever PGA Tour event, a tournament that would begin in June 2019 at Detroit Golf Club when The National moved away from Washington D.C. with Quicken Loans as sponsor. Company founder Dan Gilbert has invested $5.6 billion in downtown development this decade and is also trying to bring in MLS Soccer.

posted by rcade to golf at 09:52 AM - 1 comment

May 02

John Dingell on Ty Cobb and Ty Cobb: There's a political element to this quote, but I'm sharing it for other reasons. Former Congressman John Dingell of Michigan tweeted, "I’ve now lived through two completely unrelated Ty Cobb retirements. The latter was infinitely more hilarious than the former. Nice mustache, pal." Cobb played his last game on September 11, 1928. The 91-year-old Dingell was two years old then -- too young to remember Cobb, but Dingell's father was a Detroit native who lived in the city all of the legendary ballplayer's 22 years with the Tigers.

posted by rcade to baseball at 07:00 PM - 1 comment

April 28

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round: The second round of the NBA playoffs is beginning before the first round is over. The Pelicans play the Warriors tonight at 10:30 p.m. Eastern and the Jazz face the Rockets Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Pick the teams that will win each series (+1), the number of games it will require (+1) and the top scorer in the series. When the remaining first round games are over, do the same for the Raptors vs. the Cavs/Pacers winner and Sixers vs. Celtics/Bucks victor.

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:37 AM - 25 comments

April 25

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round: The second round of the NHL playoffs begins Thursday at 7 p.m. Eastern. Ic23b leads our contest with 11 points. Pick the four teams that will advance out of the round and the number of games each series will require: Nashville vs. Winnipeg, Vegas vs. San Jose, Tampa Bay vs. Boston and Washington vs Pittsburgh. 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. Winner receives a Hartford Whalers hockey puck.

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:26 PM - 11 comments

April 20

Arsene Wenger is Leaving Arsenal: Arsene Wenger has announced his departure from Arsenal after 22 years at the helm of the club. Arsenal's accomplishments under Wenger include winning the double twice, winning the Premiership in 2003-04 without losing a single game, taking the FA Cup three more times and reaching the Champions League final. But the club finished out of the top four last season for the first time in that span and is currently sixth with 5 games left.

posted by rcade to soccer at 07:32 AM - 11 comments

April 15

College Football Modifies Kickoffs for Player Safety: The NCAA has modified kickoffs in college football: Any player can make a fair catch inside the 25 yard line for the ball to be ruled a touchback, just like when a player takes a knee in the end zone. Former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano, who has for years crusaded to eliminate kickoffs, would like to replace them with the scoring team getting the ball on its 30 yard line in a fourth-and-15 situation. They could go for it or punt.

posted by rcade to football at 11:12 AM - 4 comments

April 13

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Saturday: The NBA playoffs begin Saturday 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: Houston vs. Minnesota, Oklahoma City vs. Utah, Portland vs. New Orleans, Golden State vs. San Antonio, Toronto vs. Washington, Cleveland vs. Indiana, Philadelphia vs. Miami, Boston vs. Milwaukee. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Another extra point for picking the top point scorer in each series (total points scored). Winner receives a notebook cover made out of NBA basketball leather.

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:14 PM - 10 comments

April 11

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: Minnesota vs. Winnipeg, Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, Los Angeles vs. Vegas, New Jersey vs. Tampa Bay, Toronto vs. Boston, Columbus vs. Washington, Colorado vs. Nashville and San Jose vs. Anaheim. 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. Winner receives a Hartford Whalers hockey puck.

posted by rcade to hockey at 04:23 PM - 12 comments

March 27

Mookie Betts Interviewed During Play: This is too epic to summarize.

posted by rcade to baseball at 06:04 PM - 10 comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Take the Shot Markelle Edition: Three weeks remain in SportsFilter's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em. The lead of NoMich has grown to 87 after a weekend of prognosticative carnage. GoYouColts wins a second straight week, scoring 21. There are 8 games on ESPN, TNT and ABC, beginning tonight. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 04:15 PM - 12 comments

March 21

NBA Pick 'Em Week 23: 140 to 79 Edition: With four weeks left in SportsFilter's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, NoMich is making us look like Memphis and has an 82-point lead. Goyoucolts wins the week with 84. There are five games on NBA TV to pick this week, beginning tonight with the Fried Chicken Globs visiting the Prestidigitators. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:43 PM - 7 comments

March 17

UMBC Beats Virginia in First 16-Over-1 Win Ever: The UMBC Retrievers beat the Virginia Cavaliers in the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, becoming the first No. 16 seed to ever beat the No. 1 seed. The score wasn't even close: 74 to 54.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:02 AM - 15 comments

March 14

NBA Pick 'Em Week 22: Home Stretch Edition: With five weeks left in SportsFilter's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, NoMich has a commanding 79-point lead. There are 8 games to pick from tonight through Monday. Good luck!

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:23 PM - 11 comments

March 09

Seahawks Release Richard Sherman: The Seattle Seahawks would rather have $11 million in salary cap space than another season of Richard Sherman. The four-time Pro Bowler missed the last seven games of the season with a ruptured Achilles and is about to turn 30. His release and the trade of defensive lineman Michael Bennett push the Legion of Boom further into history. Sherman has more interceptions and passes defended than anyone else since he entered the NFL as a fifth-rounder in 2011.

posted by rcade to football at 02:23 PM - 5 comments

March 05

NBA Pick 'Em Week 21: Placeholder Edition: Pay no attention to the man running the NBA Pick 'Em behind the curtain.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:16 PM - 0 comments

February 28

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Send In The Tanks Edition: Eight games to pick this week, beginning with a doubleheader tonight on ESPN. Make your picks. NoMich takes a 35-point lead in first place over Howard_T at 485. I hold onto a distant third. Scooby and NoMich have the best week with 36. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:39 PM - 15 comments

U.S. May Lose Out on Bid to Co-Host World Cup: Three months before the vote, the 2026 World Cup has a front runner and it isn't the North American combined bid by the U.S., Mexico and Canada. It's Morocco. Sam Borden of ESPN suggest the problem may be the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania. He asks, "At this particular moment in time, does the world want to give something nice to the United States?"

posted by rcade to soccer at 09:51 AM - 4 comments

February 26

Jerry Jones is Not as Powerful as He Thought: In another sign of how badly Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones lost his war with Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner is about to drop a multi-million fine on Jones. Goodell has the power to do this for conduct he considers detrimental to the league, such as threatening to sue the compensation committee of owners deciding Goodell's contract renewal.

posted by rcade to football at 04:50 PM - 7 comments

February 23

MLB Execs Consider Wild 9th-Inning Batting Rule: Some MLB executives have discussed letting the losing team have any three batters it chooses in the ninth inning, according to Rich Eisen. One said, "Best argument is that no other sport has the best players sitting on the bench in the final minutes of a game."

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:20 AM - 9 comments

February 21

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: Coach Yourself Edition: There are seven national NBA games on the tube this week, beginning with two tonight on TNT and ending with two on ABC and ESPN on Sunday. In the Pace Mannion, NoMich expands a first-place lead to 31 by scoring 28 while everyone else was 11 or worse. Howard_T keeps second at 453 and I move into third. Remember when evaluating Golden State that the team is no longer coached by Steve Kerr.

posted by rcade to basketball at 05:03 PM - 15 comments