rod: More MEDIA distraction… No matter what future revelation Julian Assange and others turn up, the truth about the Clinton Foundation is already clear. Whatever its original intent, this supposed charity became a medium to leverage Hillary Clinton's position as secretary of State for personal enrichment and global control by the Clintons and their allies. We also now know, per Kimberley Strassel’s op ed, why Hillary decided to hide all her emails on her "infamous server" [and delete 30,000 work related emails]. There’s plenty of actionable criminal evidence against Hillary… So where are the indictments?... WHY IS OUR CURRENT ADMINISTRATION (Obama/Lynch/Comey et al) OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE?... This SHOULD BE the subject of our news until it is resolved. We are a nation of laws not dicta by oligarchs. Remember Hana Arendt Holocaust survivor? She coined the phrase, “When ordinary individuals are put in corrupt situations that encourage their conformity, we find the very definition of, Banality of Evil”. Wake up people.
The Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates started out playing a normal baseball game on Monday night, but it ended up as a wacky, wild affair that took 13 innings and more than five hours. It featured three Cubs comebacks and the same player being thrown out at the plate two separate times in extra innings. The second game in this Cubs-Pirates series is Tuesday’s Free MLB Game of the Day on Yahoo Sports, which means you can stream the game for free on on the Yahoo Sports app, Yahoo’s Sports Home, MLB index, video home and this very post.
Looking comfy in Jim Bob Cooter’s offense, the Lions’ signal caller completed nearly 71 percent of his passes after Detroit’s bye week in 2015. With news that the Lions are planning to push the pace in 2016, Staff could throw the ball upwards of 640 times in 2016. While losing Calvin Johnson obviously hurts, opening the season opposite a Vontae Davis-less Colts should get the momentum going.
Shaq’s son, Shareef O’Neal, and Jason Williams’ son, Jaxon Williams, played basketball together, along with other high school ballers Nassir Little and Ronaldo Segu. Home Team Hoops was there at Shaq’s house to put together a video of the session. Shareef got in some monster dunks on Jaxon, and Jaxon pulled some moves as slick as his dad’s on Shareef. All four of the players were smiling throughout the video — four talented ballplayers in one gym is fun!
Triple H cost Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns the WWE Universal Championship on Raw, laying both superstars out with pedigrees and allowing Kevin Owens to win the title in a Fatal 4-Way match that also included Big Cass. Not even the craziest theories predicted a Triple H return during the bout, but oh yes, it happened. After the disappointing injury to Finn Balor at SummerSlam caused WWE to reshuffle most of its major plans, the company needed something big for this week’s Raw, something that would turn the negative of Balor’s injury into a positive for someone else. Prior to Raw, Rollins was clearly positioned as the top heel on Raw and really in all of WWE while Owens was teetering on the cusp of the main event picture, though he’d never been fully inducted into it.
The Jets have had discussions with other teams about trading Geno Smith or Bryce Petty, reports Manish Mehta of the Daily News. Mehta notes that there is "soft interest" in Smith around the league and that the calls the Jets have taken are part of a routine process in advance of final cuts. Smith served as the primary backup for starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick during Saturday night's preseason game against the Giants. The Jets have suggested they could potentially carry four quarterbacks, including rookie Christian Hackenberg. I'm sure anything going on behind the scenes could be classed as "due diligence" at this stage. For now, the main immediate priority is complying with the roster rules while
Several people have been weighing in on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest regarding standing during the National Anthem at football games, and now, former NFL star Tiki Barber is voicing his opinion. The former running back, who hosts his own CBS Sports radio show Tiki and Tierney with Brandon Tierney, checked into CBS This Morning on Monday (Aug. 29), to discuss the controversy surrounding Kaepernick. According to Barber, Kaepernick has the right idea when it comes to “continuing the narrative” about the unjust history of blacks in America, however, he believes he should still be standing for the anthem.
Kyle Larson got his first points win on Sunday (Getty). Kyle Larson sprinted away from Chase Elliott on the race’s final restart to grab the first Sprint Cup Series win of his career at Michigan on Sunday. Elliott was the leader on that restart, which came with nine to go.
Zimbabwe sent 31 athletes to the Rio Games and when none of them brought home a medal, they were arrested per an order by its country's dictator, Robert Mugabe.
Phil Jackson predicted the playoffs for the Knicks in 2014-15, and he’s again drumming up postseason buzz for 2016-17. Between, he was much more cautious. The Knicks president didn’t make any bold proclamations entering last season. But, somewhat after
If the New York Mets are going to make a second half surge for the second straight season, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is going to have to carry them again. The outfielder proved he was once again up for the task during Monday’s 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins. Cespedes was the clear star for the Mets all night, picking up three hits in three at-bats.
Pedro Martinez had swagger. Not only could he shut you down with his devastating arsenal of pitches. But he also could make you look bad in the process. And if you ticked him off? Oh man, you were in for it. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays learned this the hard way on Aug. 29, 2000. That’s the night Gerald Williams charged the mound in the first inning after being drilled on the wrist by Martinez, setting the stage for one of the Boston Red Sox ace’s most memorable performances ever. Williams, batting leadoff, took exception to being plunked and went after Martinez, who stood his ground despite giving up several inches. An all-out, bench-clearing brawl ensued, and the Devil Rays hardly seemed ready
If you thought Paul Kruger made too much sense for the Kansas City Chiefs then rest assured knowing the Chiefs front office agrees with you. The Chiefs are one of at least two teams that Kruger will visit. ESPN’s Mike Triplett reports he will visit the Saints first and then the Chiefs. It’s concerning that he’s going to New Orleans first. If the Saints want him, they’re going to do all they can to keep him in the building. The Chiefs can offer more than the Saints in two key categories. First, Kansas City is the more established team and is more likely to make a playoff run. If winning matters, Kansas City over New Orleans. Second and most importantly, the money. The Chiefs have about $3 million
A year and a half after announcing he had signed a deal with the UFC, former WWE superstar CM Punk is finally about to step into the Octagon. People were pretty skeptical when Punk made his announcement and started training under Duke Roufus, whose camp features other UFC stars like the Pettis brothers and Eric Koch. The nicest thing we could say coming out of that is that Punk isn’t bad at eating punches to the face. Unfortunately for him, that’s only one skill of about 60 skills you need to survive in the UFC.
J. R. Smith continues to have the best summer ever. After playing a huge role in the Cavaliers’ upset of the Golden State Warriors (who blew a 3-1 lead, by the way), J.R. refused to wear a shirt for what felt like weeks. He turned his shirtlessness into money. And all signs point to him getting a lucrative deal from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Throw in the fact that he got married this off-season, and it's clear that it's a good time to be J. R. Smith. It seemed like things couldn't possibly get better, but then J.R. went and made an announcement on Uninterrupted.
Do you support Kaepernick's right to sit during the anthem? On Sunday afternoon Kaepernick had what observers thought was the longest press briefing with Niners’ media of his five-year career—18-and-a-half minutes—to double-down on the statements he made to Steve Wyche of NFL Media on Friday night. Kaepernick will continue to sit during the national anthem, as his protest of the way blacks are treated in America, even if it costs him dearly as an NFL player.
With a little over a month to go in the regular season, the Texas Rangers have put themselves in exceptional shape to compete for a World Series title. At 77-54, the club holds an 8.5 game lead in the American League West, and midseason additions of Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Beltran have strengthened an already solid lineup. The benefit of bringing in a 19-year veteran like Beltran is that he can find a way to inspire his teammates even when he’s not in the lineup.
What can be said for the Capitals 1993-94 team calendar that hasn’t already been said about a JCPenney’s catalog from the 1990s? Rather than just go with the usual in-game action shot (or more recently snuggling up to dogs), the Caps took a hard-left when it came to the calendar and put the players in forced comfortable setting, like when you’re at a family reunion trying to care about the story of your third cousin’s Lasik surgery. While I don’t doubt the Caps went out and about to places in Baltimore and DC to spend their off-days, I do know for a fact Randy Burridge does hang out on above the right field scoreboard at Camden Yards as that was his assigned section for selling peanuts on game nights.
Chelsea may be set to do some late business in the summer transfer window. According to Marca in Spain they will sign Fiorentina defender Marcos Alonso for $27 million. Alonso, 25, previously played for Bolton and Sunderland in the Premier League but the Real Madrid product moved to Serie A in 2013 and has flourished for Fiorentina. He is able to operate as a left back and in midfield and could provide Antonio Conte with another option in defense so he can switch Cesar Azpilicueta to right back and potentially Branislav Ivanovic to center back. Another player who could be on his way to Chelsea is Real Madrid’s forward is James Rodriguez. This is one we’ve heard before, many times. The Colombian
After trailing 8-1 after the seventh inning, the New York Yankees brought the game-tying run to the plate in the top of the eighth and ninth innings, but were unable to tie the game in an 8-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Monday at Kauffman Stadium. Read more Michael Pineda and Blake Parker combined to allow five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to turn a 3-1 game into a seven-run deficit. Didi Gregorius hit a two-run double, Starlin Castro a sac fly and Chase Headley an RBI single to draw the Yankees within 8-5 in the eighth inning to bring up pinch hitter Mark Teixeira as the tying run. Royals manager Ned Yost brought in Kelvin Herrera, who got Teixeira to ground out to end
Jason Terry has talked about reaching out to multiple teams, including contenders, during free agency before settling on the Milwaukee Bucks. When he talked about why the Bucks, he spoke of believing in what Jason Kidd was building. There may have been another reason: Minutes. From Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times: Some NBA officials contend he signed with Milwaukee and rejected overtures from a handful of teams, including the reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, because of potential playing time. “He wants his minutes,’’ said an NBA executive, whose team had shown some interest in signing Terry. “He didn’t go there (Milwaukee) to sit on the bench.’’ Terry’s agent denied this, saying
Jamal Crawford went crazy at the Seattle Pro-Am again. The 36-year-old NBA vet sent one defender flying to the floor, and he made another angry as he shook him with a fake behind-the-back crossover. Ballislife shared clips of the two slick moves. Here’s the behind-the-back fake. It appears that the guy on defense was convinced Crawford carried the ball over or did something illegal. It looked fine to me — in fact, it looked awesome. They don’t call him J. Crossover for nothing. Here’s the stop and fake that sent a defender sliding. Notice how Crawford looks back at the man on the floor, pulls up for a jumper, then gets the and-one. It’s too easy. If you still want to see more highlights, you’re
Romain Grosjean was left frustrated after an issue with his energy recovery system (ERS) during Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix cost him a possible points finish. Haas Formula 1 driver Grosjean started 11th at Spa, but made a superb start to run as high as fifth in the early stages. However, the decision to pit just three laps before the race was red flagged combined with the ERS issue that cost him straight line speed dropped Grosjean outside of the points. The Frenchman enjoyed a strong final stint, but was unable to finish any higher than 13th for the American team. “Well, it was a very good start and a very good first lap. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any top speed in the beginning of the race,”
Just because Peyton Manning retired from football doesn’t mean his rivalry with Tom Brady did. The former Denver Broncos quarterback, who defeated Brady and his New England Patriots in their final head-to-head matchup in January’s AFC Championship Game en route to his second Super Bowl championship, was a part of Comedy Central’s roast of Rob Lowe that taped over the weekend. Lowe jumped the gun in 2012, tweeting that Manning was going to retire after he missed the season with neck injuries. According to TMZ Sports, Manning used that botched 2012 tweet to take an easy shot at Brady during the roast. “You tried to take the air out of my retirement announcement so fast, you can probably get a job
Drew Brees, Saints quarterback and longtime supporter of the armed forces, is the latest in an ever-increasing number of NFL players, coaches, and athletes from other sports to speak out about Colin Kaepernick‘s decision to sit during the national anthem to protest the oppression of black people and other people of color. Recent sports personalities or athletes who have shared their opinions include former 49ers coach and current Michigan Man Jim Harbaugh (who sort of/kind of/maybe walked back his statements shortly after making them), Giants receiver Victor Cruz, and NASCAR driver Tony Stewart. Now, Brees is tossing his opinion into the ring as well.
One young Los Angeles Angels fan cried tears of joy after getting an autograph from superstar outfielder Mike Trout. Trout is out before the start of Sunday’s game signing autographs for some young fans. It’s tough to know exactly what the kid says to Trout, but strong lip readers at home can make out the phrase “my favorite player.” After getting his ball signed, the kid triumphantly raises his hands as he runs over and embraces his dad.