April 09, 2020

April 08, 2020

Wimbledon Bought Pandemic Insurance: The All-England Lawn Tennis Club has been paying a reported $2 million a year for pandemic insurance the last 17 years, collecting $141 million from the policy after the cancellation of this year's Wimbledon, according to Darren Rovell. Royal and Ancient has similar coverage for the British Open in golf.

posted by rcade to tennis at 03:27 PM - 2 comments

April 07, 2020

April 06, 2020

Al Kaline, Detroit Tigers legend, dies at age 85: Even though I grew up many hours north of Detroit, our town's Little League teams would make an annual pilgrimage down south to see a Tigers game. I remember one of my brothers catching an Al Kaline foul ball. He eventually got it autographed when some of the Tigers players/ex-players made it up our way for an autographing session one winter.

Rest In Power, Mr. Tiger.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 05:19 PM - 5 comments

April 05, 2020

Record-Breaking NFL Kicker Tom Dempsey Dies: Tom Dempsey, who held the record for the NFL's longest field goal at 63 yards from 1970 to 2013, died Saturday at a retirement home in New Orleans from complications of coronavirus. He was 73. Dempsey was an unlikely record breaker, using an old-school, straight-ahead kicking style and missing the toes on his right foot. He set the record on the New Orleans Saints against the Detroit Lions in the final seconds of the game. It was 7 yards longer than the previous mark set by Bert Rechichar. It was broken by Matt Prater's 64-yarder in Denver.

posted by rcade to football at 01:09 PM - 4 comments

April 04, 2020

April 03, 2020

Everything to know about the Korea Baseball Organization, which hopes to start season by early May: If there is good news for seamheads, it's that another league will attempt to resume play over the coming weeks. The Korea Baseball Organization, described in the past as delivering the "wildest, most outlandish" version of the sport, is hoping to kick off its season in late April or early May.

Oh please, oh please, some sporting network here in the USA pick this up. I need my baseball, any baseball!

posted by NoMich to baseball at 02:47 PM - 2 comments

April 02, 2020

April 01, 2020

March 31, 2020

NBA.FM: "We are simulating each remaining game on the networks' original schedule as a hyper-realistic audio gameplay broadcast. This is a simulation of 2020 Timeline B. Let the sounds of the game wash over you, and remember what normal felt like."

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:10 PM - 1 comment

March 30, 2020

March 29, 2020

New York Knicks Owner James Dolan Has Coronavirus: James Dolan, owner of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, has tested positive for coronavirus and is thus far showing "little to know symptoms," the Knicks announced. He's in self-isolation and managing the team.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:01 AM - 1 comment

March 28, 2020

March 27, 2020

March 26, 2020

Harlem Globetrotters' legend Curly Neal dies at age 77: After a 6,000 game (!) career. A great collection of his finest moments can be seen in videos tagged with his name at the Globetrotters youtube channel.

posted by rumple to basketball at 09:22 PM - 6 comments

March 25, 2020

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March 23, 2020

March 22, 2020

The first domino falls: Canada pulls out of this summer's Olympics/Paralympics:
I suspect many other nations will follow suit.

posted by grum@work to olympics at 11:37 PM - 2 comments

Denny Hamlin Beats Dale Earnhardt in iRacing Race: Denny Hamlin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were neck and neck approaching the final turn of Sunday's iRacing event broadcast on FS1. See the final lap.

posted by rcade to auto racing at 04:01 PM - 4 comments

March 21, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 22: Social Distancing Edition: If the NBA regular season was over, the SportsFilter Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em champion would be ...

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:29 PM - 6 comments

March 20, 2020

March 19, 2020

Los Angeles Rams Release Todd Gurley: To avoid paying him $10.5 million in guaranteed money, the Los Angeles Rams released star running back Todd Gurley. In his five seasons with the team, the 25-year-old Gurley rushed for 5,404 yards and 58 touchdowns, leading the NFL in touchdowns in 2017 and 2018. He's tied with Marshall Faulk for the most rushing TDs in team history. Gurley's production waned last season and doubt increased about the health of his knee.

posted by rcade to football at 08:13 PM - 3 comments

March 18, 2020

NFL Offers Game Pass for Free Through May 31: If you'd like to rewatch NFL games from the past ten years, the NFL is making Game Pass free for the next 10 weeks. The archive includes the playoffs, Super Bowl and preseason.

posted by rcade to football at 03:47 PM - 2 comments

March 17, 2020

Tom Brady Says Goodbye to New England Patriots: Tom Brady posted a goodbye letter Tuesday to the only team he's played for in his legendary 20-year NFL career. "I wanted to say thank you to all of the incredible fans and Patriots supporters," it began. He didn't say which team he's signing for.

posted by rcade to football at 09:09 AM - 11 comments

March 16, 2020

March 15, 2020

Nascar Drivers Compete in Virtual Replacements 100 Race: A day after Nascar cancelled today's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Nascar drivers will be competing in the virtual Replacements 100 on iRacing. Drivers include Dale Earnhardt Jr., William Byron, Bubba Wallace, Alex Bowman, Justin Allgaier, and Justin Haley. The race starts at 3:30 p.m. Eastern. -- 247Sports

posted by rcade to auto racing at 03:05 PM - 0 comments

NFL Players Approve New CBA Through 2030: The NFL Players Association voted to approve a new collective bargaining agreement with the league that extends through at least 2030. The CBA expands the regular season to 17 games and expands the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams, among many other provisions. Players still aren't getting 50% of league revenue. It bumps from 47% to 48.5% after the 17-game season begins.

posted by rcade to football at 12:08 PM - 4 comments