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October 08

Fifa Suspends Blatter and Platini: Fifa has provisionally suspended its president Sepp Blatter, secretary general Jerome Valcke and vice-president Michel Platini for 90 days.

posted by NoMich to soccer at 07:13 AM - 7 comments

October 07

The NHL Season Begins Anew!: It's October, memories of Summer are fading as there is a nip in the air, the leaves are turning color, the weather is perfect for! The new NHL season is upon us and [your_team] is still mathematically in the playoff hunt. What could be better in life? What's new and different this season? What is going to happen this season? Who is going to win it all? I NEED 30 BOLD PREDICTIONS! Go team!

posted by NoMich to hockey at 08:42 AM - 9 comments

October 05

If Quebec builds a stadium, will the Nordiques come?: The long-suffering supporters of the Quebec have a shiny new stadium in which to enjoy their national sport. The only problem? Until the league awards the city a new franchise they still don't have a team to play there.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 08:41 AM - 6 comments

September 15

Jarryd Hayne's debut as seen in Australia: Very funny play by play commentary from The Guardian. Reminds of the hilarious bad British commentary videos like this.

posted by NoMich to football at 10:01 AM - 2 comments

September 13

Kent State's April Goss becomes 2nd woman to score in college game: “April deserved it,” Haynes said. “She is the first player out there every day at practice and the last one to leave. She didn’t get this because she is a female. It’s because she has worked hard. Everyone on the sideline was excited for her.”

posted by NoMich to football at 07:52 PM - 0 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

August 10

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 it’s on the verge of being more productive than every previous class in history.

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

August 04

How close are we to a London Jaguars NFL franchise?: tl;dr: would the league be able to get existing UK NFL fans to switch allegiances to a relocated team and would the league be able to attract younger people who are not already fans of the game?

posted by NoMich to football at 09:54 AM - 14 comments

July 28

Arizona Cardinals hire NFL's first-ever female coaching intern: The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter, who is believed to be the first woman to hold an NFL coaching position of any kind, as a training camp/preseason intern working with the team's inside linebackers. "Coaching is nothing more than teaching," Arians said Monday. "One thing I have learned from players is, 'How are you going to make me better? If you can make me better, I don't care if you're the Green Hornet, man, I’ll listen.'"

posted by NoMich to football at 11:43 AM - 3 comments

July 27

Your 2015 MLB Hall of Fame Class: Craig Biggio, Tom Smoltz (who did not go in as a Detroit Tiger), Randy Johnson (who went in as an Arizona Diamondback), and Pedro Martinez. Justin McGuire of The Sporting News live blogged the event on Sunday.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 11:20 AM - 11 comments

July 24

Jose Bautista calls out Colin Cowherd for insipid remarks about Dominican ballplayers: One of baseball’s most vocal sluggers is not happy with Colin Cowherd for the radio host’s negative portrayal of Dominican players, and the MLB Players Association is reportedly equally upset. Saved you a click version: “It’s too complex? I’ve never bought into that 'baseball is too complex.' Really? A third of the sport is from the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic has not been known in my lifetime as having world class academic abilities."

posted by NoMich to baseball at 10:15 AM - 4 comments

July 23

Lou Lamoriello new Maple Leafs GM: First, the Leafs lure Mike Babcock away from the Red Wings and now they land Uncle Lou. It's been one heck of an off season for Toronto.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 11:15 AM - 14 comments

July 21

Indiana Pacers to Wear "Hoosiers" Inspired Uniform: Pacers will wear ‘Hickory’ uniforms in select games starting in the 2015-16 season to celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary.

posted by NoMich to basketball at 11:09 AM - 7 comments

July 15

Vin Scully calling a hot footing.: It doesn't get any more baseball than this.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 01:48 PM - 1 comment

July 14

Chennai Super Kings & Rajasthan Royals suspended from IPL for Two Years: A Supreme Court-appointed panel suspended IPL franchises Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for two years on Tuesday after their officials were found guilty of illegally betting on games... What needs to be decided now is if two new franchises will be created to fill the new hole.

posted by NoMich to other at 02:09 PM - 4 comments

March 17

The 2015 Cricket World Cup moves on to the knock-out stage: The quarterfinals start tomorrow afternoon (11:30 EDT tonight for those of us not in that part of the world) with a showdown between Sri Lanka and South Africa. We gotta romanticize something, so it may as well be Sri Lankan bowler extraordinaire, Lasith Malinga. Also, Updated Fixtures, Odds and Predictions.

posted by NoMich to other at 10:13 AM - 6 comments

March 15

Your 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament bracket.: And here's the printable version (PDF). I got NC State whoopin up on Carolina in the Final. You?

posted by NoMich to basketball at 08:04 PM - 11 comments

January 30

AHL announces new Pacific Division: The AHL did as expected today, announcing a new five-team Pacific Division comprised of California teams that will begin play next season. Norfolk Admirals (Anaheim Ducks) to San Diego. Adirondack Flames (Calgary Flames) to Stockton. Oklahoma City Barons (Edmonton Oilers) to Bakersfield. Manchester Monarchs (LA Kings) to Ontario. Worcester Sharks (San Jose Sharks) to San Jose. To be clear on the Oklahoma City Barons move to Bakersfield, the Barons are closing shop and the Bakersfield Condors will be moved up to the AHL ranks.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 10:51 AM - 2 comments

December 27

Sources: Jim Harbaugh Expected to Take Michigan Job: Two members of the San Francisco 49ers staff and a third NFL source said Saturday they expect 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh to accept a six-year, $48 million contract to become the head coach of the University of Michigan.

posted by NoMich to football at 11:35 PM - 11 comments

November 28

ESPN Gets Ready to Launch Its First Web Video Subscription Service — For Cricket’s World Cup: ESPN's efforts to sell streaming video subscriptions for some sports programming without requiring viewers to pay for cable TV could start early next year.
People familiar with ESPN's plans say that Russell Wolff, who heads up the company's international group, is spearheading the plan to sell online access in the U.S. Earlier this year, Wolff pegged cricket's U.S. fan base at 30 million.

posted by NoMich to culture at 10:40 AM - 1 comment

August 20

Mike Carey, longtime NFL referee, avoided Washington’s games because of the name: “I’ve called them Washington all my life,” he said, when finally asked. “And I will continue to call them Washington.”

posted by NoMich to football at 01:35 PM - 1 comment

March 02

In Fake Classes Scandal, UNC Fails Its Athletes—and Whistle-Blower: Beginning in the 1990s and continuing at least through 2011, UNC’s Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies offered more than 200 lecture courses that never met. The department also sponsored hundreds of independent study classes of equally dubious value. Internal reviews have identified forged faculty signatures and more than 500 grades changed without authorization. The students affected were disproportionately football and basketball players. Behind the cover of this week's edition.

posted by NoMich to culture at 09:46 AM - 14 comments

November 03

Brad Ausmus Is Your New Detroit Tigers Manager: Former Tigers catcher Brad Ausmus has never been a manager — in the major leagues or the minor leagues. But all signs pointed this morning that Ausmus would become the Tigers’ next skipper.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 08:23 AM - 4 comments

January 23

Look dude, you can do this.: Teenager Sloane Stephens takes down her idol Serena Williams in the Australian Open. Stephens also happens to be the daughter of former New England Patriot, John Stephens.

posted by NoMich to tennis at 01:52 PM - 1 comment

Coach Bill Callahan Threw Super Bowl?: Former Oakland Raider players, Tim Brown and Jerry Rice, claim that coach Bill Callahan threw Super Bowl XXXVII against Tampa Bay because was still miffed at the Raiders for trading coach John Gruden to the Buccaneers. In response, Callahan vehemently denies their allegations and seems to be firing up the ol' defamation lawsuit engine.

posted by NoMich to football at 07:06 AM - 7 comments