Dogs are pampered and strut their stuff during the show in Birmingham, England.
Mike: If a Republican doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one. If a Democrat doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed. If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat. If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone. If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life. If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect. If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A Democrat wonders who is going to take care of him. If a Republican doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels. Democrats demand that those they don't like be shut down. If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A Democrat demands that the rest of us pay for his.
Two late night tennis players got the surprise of a lifetime on Sunday when a passerby watched their game and claimed “I got next.” That person happened to be Serena Williams. Williams was out with her dog taking a stroll when she noticed the game and hatched a plan to surprise the pair. Williams was not in the right gear to play tennis.
Rickie Fowler is borrowing an idea from his friend Jimmy Walker at The Honda Classic this week: he's playing with a shortened driver. Walker cut his driver down earlier this year at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii and credited the change for his hot start. Fowler followed suit and with his Cobra driver, cut from 44 1/2 inches to 43 1/2 inches, hit 31 of 42 fairways through three rounds at PGA National.
The 2017 NFL draft is still two months away, but there are already a million mock drafts flying across the web from national experts, team beat writers and just about anyone else who has an internet connection and a slightly unhealthy affinity for Draft Breakdown. But those projections typically give the reader one person’s perspective on how the first round (or more) could shake out. There will be wide-ranging opinions and scenarios across different mocks, but with each one, you’ll typically find just one brain coming to those conclusions. Here are Draft Wire, we thought we’d try something a bit different. We’ve teamed up with 31 other experts, from national analysts to team beat writers and
For a second straight week it looks like the same three teams out of the Big Ten are projected to make the NIT. Not much changed from a week ago to now when it comes to which Big Ten teams will have a shot at playing postseason ball outside of the big dance. Last week’s NIT bracketology breakdown was courteous of DRatings, and this week I’m taking a look at the other primary NIT bracketology source — NYC Buckets. The latest projection from NYC Buckets has the same three teams from last week’s DRatings’ projections in the NIT field. Below is the list and seed for all three. Big Ten In 2/27 NYC Buckets NIT Projections: #2 - Illinois #3 - Ohio State #4 - Indiana All three of these teams on this
With the Trump administration strongly hinting that federal law banning marijuana use will be enforced in states where recreational use has been legalized, the NFL Players Association sees no issue regarding its current effort to loosen the league’s current marijuana prohibition. NFLPA spokesman George Atallah described the situation as “a CBA issue, not a law-enforcement issue” in a comment to the Denver Post. “We are talking about how players get treatment under our jointly agreed upon drug policies, not any advocacy for federal vs. state statutes,” Atallah said. Technically, he’s right. But the proliferation of state laws allowing marijuana use for medical or recreational reasons has created
It was only a question of when, not if, but it has happened. Jose Calderon, Andrew Bogut, and Brandon Jennings have been waived and are about to hit the free agent market, according to reports. They have to clear waivers (Wednesday) before they can sign with a new team. However, all three seem to be headed to teams with dreams of going deep into the playoffs. The Golden State Warriors want a little depth at the point for the postseason, and they are going with the steady but aged veteran Calderon. He will have limited run behind Stephen Curry and Shaun Livingston, but he will have a role in the playoffs and as a steadying force. The Washington Wizards are going another, more talented but more
Both McGregor and Mayweather insist they are keen on meeting in the boxing ring in a fight that could become the richest in combat sport history. White has previously insisted his promotion will not sit back and allow the McGregor vs Mayweather fight to happen without their involvement, adding such a move would be "the stupidest in history". Mayweather has since urged McGregor to speak to his MMA bosses and get the green light to "make it happen", but White insists there has been no progress.
Danica Patrick was right in the thick of Sunday’s Daytona 500 when she was forced to exit following a 17-car crash that began when Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 car was struck by Trevor Bayne’s No. 6 car. After she was cleared by medical personnel, Patrick spoke with For The Win’s Michelle R. Martinelli and put the blame for the crash on NASCAR’s new rule changes, specifically the rule that created staged racing. “The stages are definitely going to add to it,” Patrick said per Martinelli, “because not only is it creating a reason to push at certain points in the race that aren’t anything but the last 20, but you’re also seeing it shuffling the grid up.” But, that wasn’t the only new rule that Patrick
ESPN.com Jose Quintana is still be a member of the Chicago White Sox, but demand for the 28-year-old left-hander “appears to be as robust as ever,” reports Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago. According to Levine, the Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees are “dug into the sweepstakes" for Quintana. The rebuilding White Sox sent staff ace Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox this offseason and reportedly were seriously interested in dealing Quintana as well. Chicago is believed to be seeking several elite prospects in return for Quintana, whose value is even higher due to his team-friendly contract. Quintana is owed $14.35 million over the next two seasons, and the
Rickie Fowler picked up his fourth career PGA Tour victory on Sunday, but it wasn't as smooth as the four-stroke barrier indicates. He started the day with a four-shot lead and won the Honda Classic by that much, but Fowler, who was 0 for 4 in converting 54-hole leads or co-leads entering Sunday, shot a two-over 37 on the front nine and saw his lead slip to one at times. "He hasn't learned how to do that yet." In his press conference, Fowler was asked specifically about Miller's comments. "Well, I started with a four-shot lead and I still won by four, so I didn't play great," he said. A win's a win." It was Fowler's first win since the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship.
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested early Saturday morning and faces a number of charges , including public intoxication and fleeing the scene. The fleeing the scene charge has drawn the most attention because, according to the arresting officer’s report, Mayfield tried to run and was chased down from behind by the police. Meaning the police play better defense than just about everybody else in the Big 12. Anyway, while I crack jokes here, plenty of others had fun with Mayfield’s arrest on the internet as well, including former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer, who jumped in the fray by retweeting a doctored photo he saw. Yes, it’s funny, but I have to say I’m worried about Barry’s memory.
The New England Patriots can reach a contract extension with their current free agents at any given time, but most players will wait until free agency before making a decision. Patriots DT Alan Branch probably won’t sign before free agency, but the wheels for an extension will be in motion before the end of February. “I love the Patriots,” Branch told SiriusXM hosts Bob Papa and Ross Tucker, via NESN’s Doug Kyed. “They gave me a second chance at my career. They gave me two years, but at the same time it’s a business. It’s business on their end, and it’s business on mine. I gotta do what’s best for my family. I got four kids. I got a lot of mouths to feed, lotta weddings — I got three girls. I
Make plans to be on your phone or in front of a computer hitting refresh on your browser because that day is when the opening bell rings on NFL free agency for 2017. There’s no shortage of optimism for NFL fans in the spring, and nothing says hope springs eternal like a brand new free agent acquisition. As a responsible media organization, we should probably caution you not to put too much faith in free agency.
NEW YORK (AP) — UConn remains the No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's basketball poll while the rest of the top five were shuffled Monday. The Huskies improved their winning streak to 103 games, cruising to wins over Temple and Memphis. UConn closes out its regular season Monday at South Florida. Baylor, Notre Dame, Maryland and South Carolina follow UConn. The Terrapins dropped two spots after losing to then-No. 12 Ohio State last week. The Buckeyes moved up to ninth. Mississippi State fell to sixth after losing in overtime to Kentucky and getting routed by Tennessee. Oregon State climbed four spots to move into a tie for sixth. Florida State and Stanford round out the first 10 teams
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — After Deontay Wilder had vanquished his latest opponent Gerald Washington on Saturday night, just as he had vanquished 36 men before him — by way of vicious knockout, this one in the fifth round — “The Bronze Bomber” turned introspective in his post-fight news conference. Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs), fighting in his home state for the fourth time as the WBC heavyweight champion, and for the third time at Legacy Arena, not to mention before a prime-time national television audience on Fox, addressed his greatest fear as perhaps the most feared puncher on the planet. “On the outside of the ring, I’m a gentleman,” he said. “On the inside of the ring, I’m the Bronze Bomber, don’t care
Kim Mulkey, the highly successful coach of the Baylor women’s basketball team, is walking back her tone-deaf comments made Saturday. The remarks, a stirring and tone-deaf defense of the school as it faces allegations of sexual assault, received immediate and widespread condemnation. “I hate that I used the remark about punching them in the face,” Mulkey said, speaking to espnW on Sunday. “That was not literal. I was trying to make a point, to be firm in what you are saying back at them. I’m not a violent person. I apologize for the very poor choice of words.” The line to which she refers were made after she won her 500th game as a head coach, and while standing at the center of the basketball
The Los Angeles Kings have acquired goaltender Ben Bishop from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday. The Lightning picked up Los Angeles goaltender Peter Budaj, 19-year-old defensive prospect Erik Cernak, a seventh-round pick in the 2017 draft and a conditional pick for 2017 that could turn into a second-rounder depending on how far LA goes in the playoffs.
Fowler was an active child, and Taka wanted to keep the boy busy while at the same time learning how to play golf himself. The driving range pro, Barry McDonnell, gave the child a few games to keep him occupied. Little Rickie had a good, albeit unorthodox, swing. "I'm going to build him a great golfing mind," he told his friend and driving range co-founder, Bill Teasdall, "and by the time he's 20, he won't even know where it came from." Rory McIlroy had the best year in 2014, but Fowler wasn't far behind his fellow 25-year-old.
PORT ST. LUCIE — Good fortune — or, to be more precise, good scheduling — put me at the Yankees’ Grapefruit League home opener Friday and the same for the Mets on Saturday. The Yankees put on a de facto commercial for their long-term plan, with their young pups displaying promise and, in Aaron Judge’s case, massive power. The Mets? Thankfully for them, in baseball — unlike in that old Head & Shoulders commercial — you do get a second chance to make a first impression. David Wright’s heartwarming return to game action couldn’t carry the Mets’ day (or this column). Not with Lucas Duda missing in action due to ailing hips and with Kevin Plawecki suffering a big scare, one that apparently could have
Daniel Bard is hoping to pitch his way back to prominence. For a time, Daniel Bard was one of baseball’s most effective and feared relievers. Now the 31-year-old right-hander is scratching and clawing for one more opportunity in the big leagues, which he hopes will come this season with the St. Louis Cardinals.
A little over a week ago, I gave you ten reasons that Kirk Cousins is worth the money. The numbers we looked at made it clear that Cousins is the best option for the Washington Redskins at quarterback. However, what is not entirely clear is just how much it will take to keep Cousins in a Redskins uniform for the foreseeable future, and how the contract needs to be structured. That's the question that is currently staring the Redskins brass dead in the face. The short answer is that they likely need to make Kirk Cousins the highest paid player in the NFL. Don't believe me? That's fine. I'll admit that I'm much more comfortable with numbers related to on-field performance than I am with contract
During a tremendously stacked weekend in which the Texas Longhorns hosted upwards of 90 prospects for junior days, four-star Ridge Point tight end Mustapha Muhammad was among the very best in attendance. A key target at a key position, the Houston-area prospect was a surprise visitor, and a significant one as Tom Herman was able to get Muhammad on campus for the first time during his tenure. The visit came after Muhammad unofficially visited Oklahoma State earlier this month and Clemson in late January. “I enjoyed myself at all 3 schools,” Muhammad told Burnt Orange Nation. “They were all really good visits that I don't regret taking.” While on the Forty Acres, Muhammad said he was able to talk
CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — Mack Beggs had just won a state wrestling title Saturday in a category he didn't want to be in.But instead of wallowing in a debate about what should or should not have happened this weekend at the Texas state girls wrestling tournament