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Tea Party Tim: The one thing that has really struck me in this election is that Trump has had more individual donors of $100 or less than any candidate in history. He had more votes in the primaries than any candidate in history in a field that was crowded with 7 major contenders to begin with and with 2 candidates that refused to withdraw after there was no chance of them gaining the nomination. The Democratic primaries had the lowest turnout that they have had in quite some time and many of the new voters were Bernie supporters. Yet still the polls being reported are touting a huge Clinton margin despite the fact that she does not break 50%. The numbers don't add up.
One Redskins coach, however, decided to go full Nick Novak and pee on the sideline during Washington’s game on Sunday against Detroit. Ben Kotwica, Washington’s special teams coordinator, grabbed a cup, walked away from the action, and went to the bathroom.
The Chicago Cubs are seeking their first World Series championship in 108 years. “Cleveland Indians fans”) is pretty much pulling for the Cubs to break several curses to Fly The ‘W’ for the title. According to Kris Versteeg, former Chicago Blackhawks winger and current Calgary Flames player, Toews is a sock in Cubs’ clothing.
Jeff Fisher knew the question before he stepped to the podium on Sunday. Just as he knew it last week, last month – and every last second since the Los Angeles Rams selected Jared Goff No. 1 overall in the NFL draft. For months Fisher has endured it, like a parent tolerating a child in the backseat of the car.
Jim Harbaugh has been known for using a bit of hyperbole from time to time but it sounds as though he was really, really, really upset at a call in the final few minutes of No. 2 Michigan’s 41-8 win over Illinois on Saturday. Wolverines quarterback John O’Korn had completed a third-and-nine pass to Drake Harris that officials had marked short of the first down by nearly two yards. Harbaugh quickly challenged the spot but Big Ten replay officials upheld the call to force a fourth down decision that was a little longer than it should have been according to the coach. “I’ve never seen a worse call in the game of football,” Harbaugh said at his Monday press conference. “My understanding of the rules
Marreese Speights bluntly assessed Draymond Green, but at least Speights put his name behind his words (at least until implying he was misquoted, to which the writer countered by claiming he had audio). Someone else in the fantastic profile of Green by Ethan Sherwood Strauss of ESPN never attached his name. Strauss: multiple Warriors staffers share the opinion that Green is their most important player. Nobody replicates his set of contributions. As one team official puts it: “The guys might be frustrated by his antics, but they had an opportunity to prove themselves without him in Game 5 and they played like a bunch of [cowards].” Multiple Warriors objected. Klay Thompson, via Monte Poole of
Houston suffered a stunning loss on Saturday that sent the team tumbling out of the top 25, but that apparently has had no effect on a major program being interested in its head coach. In fact, a report on Monday claimed Tom Herman becoming the next head coach at Texas is essentially a done deal. Houston had an outside chance at making the BCS Playoff if the team ran the table, but a loss to Navy earlier this month all but eliminated those hopes. Then on Saturday, the Cougars were dominated by SMU, 38-16. In his first season as the head coach at Houston last year, Herman led the Cougars to a 13-1 record, which was a significant improvement over the team’s 8-5 record the season before. The former
1 10/25/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF Ever wonder what an $111 million NBA contract looks like? Well, here you go ... courtesy of Gilbert Arenas. The ex-NBA star filed the complete 2008 contract he signed with the Washington Wizards in his family law case ... a contract which was supposed to pay $111 mil over 6 years. As Arenas put it, "Amnesty kicked in" -- and the payouts were stretched over 8 years instead. His final installment will hit his bank account on Oct. 31st. Of course, Arenas -- who made more than $160 MIL during his career -- now says with no more NBA money coming in, he can't afford to keep his kids in private school. The contract spells out exactly how much Gilbert got paid every
Well, that didn't take long. By "that," I really mean "Tom Brady taking over the NFL on his official middle finger to the entire league tour." It's been three games since Brady returned from his four-game Deflategate suspension and he's already established himself as the best quarterback of the 2016 season. After another successful outing against the Steelers on Sunday, Brady has finally thrown enough passes to qualify for official NFL passing statistics (which MassLive's Kevin Duffy first pointed out). He's already on top of every meaningful category. Through three games, Brady's gone 76 of 101 for 1,004 yards, eight touchdowns, zero interceptions, and a 132.6 passer rating. Let's take a look
Jose Mourinho is facing a challenge on the football field as he seeks to steer Manchester United’s lumbering, listing ship back on course for the English Premier League title. Outside match days, it appears Mourinho’s task is only marginally less difficult. The United manager, humbled 4-0 by Antonio Conte and Chelsea on Sunday on his return to Stamford Bridge, has reportedly shocked members of his squad with his approach to training. That is the claim made by The Times on Tuesday, with the newspaper suggesting Rui Faria, Mourinho’s assistant, performs the day-to-day work of coaching the players, while the Portuguese sits in his office at the club’s Carrington training ground to formulate tactics.
The Dodgers built rotation depth this year because they realized how fragile their starters were, and indeed, they used 15 in all. Three starters they had invested in long-term — Scott Kazmir, Brandon McCarthy and Hyun-jin Ryu — were unavailable in the postseason. McCarthy (two years at $20 million) had Tommy John surgery last year and went just 2-3 with a 4.95 ERA when he returned in July this season. There was talk he struggled with the yips, but both Zaidi and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said the issues were mechanical and McCarthy conquered those.
Svetlana Kuznetsova hacked off her own hair with a pair of scissors and burst into tears before saving a match point and beating the defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5 1-6 7-5 at the WTA Finals on Monday. Despite appearing on the verge of exhaustion and close to breaking down, Kuznetsova somehow summoned up the energy to win her opening round-robin match in dramatic fashion, less than 48 hours after she qualified for the prestigious end-of-season championship.
Black students nationwide have been inspired by and joined the protest started by Colin Kaepernick of the National Football League in which people decline to stand during the national anthem before athletic contests. The protests continue to spread, and they are facing a backlash at some campuses. Some of the backlash consists of people making a case for standing for the anthem. But some of the backlash -- especially on social media -- is coming in the form of ugly comments directed against black students. At a football game at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa on Saturday, a few dozen black students sat together and remained seated for the national anthem. (The football team at Alabama
On paper, Chinese center Yi Jianlian made a lot of sense for the Lakers, especially in Luke Walton’s system — he was the only floor spacing big on the roster. Watching Yi at the Olympics, it was easy to imagine it working out for him in the NBA this time around. In practice, he was struggling to find a consistent role with the team. He had averaged less than 11 minutes a game in the preseason, shooting 35 percent overall and 16.7 percent from three. His defense wasn’t good, and he remains a player who doesn’t exactly have a high motor. With Julius Randle, Larry Nance, Timofey Mozgov, and Tarik Black, Yi wasn’t finding a consistent niche. So he has asked out of his contract and the Lakers are
When it was announced that former women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was returning to the Octagon on Dec. 30 against current titleholder Amanda Nunes, UFC president Dana White stated that if Rousey wins, there would eventually be a super-fight between her and Cris “Cyborg” Justino. “Everyone wants the biggest women’s fight in the Octagon ever to happen, but Dana cannot do this because, not because he doesn’t want (it), but probably because he cannot force Ronda Rousey to fight, the same way he cannot force Conor McGregor to fight Jose Aldo again. “I don’t think he can force Ronda Rousey to fight.
The Celtics’ final regular-season roster spot came down to a couple recent first-round picks who had guaranteed salaries on their rookie-scale deals: James Young (No. 17 pick in 2014) R.J. Hunter (No. 28 pick in 2015) Young won. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports: Jeff Goodman of ESPN: Someone should claim Hunter on waivers. I rated him a mid-first-rounder just last year, and limited playing time in his rookie season only somewhat dissuades me. He’s no guarantee to pan out out in the NBA, but I like his odds better than many currently on other rosters. Just 23 – it’s his birthday – Hunter still has time to develop. I’m skeptical anyone will claim him, given that Boston couldn’t trade him for
Madden: They don't have an alternative. I mean, that's the problem. They can't continue to play in that stadium. They need a new stadium. And they can't get one put together in Oakland. The L.A. thing didn't work out, which, I'm kind of glad about. I don't think they belonged in L.A. But [Stan] Kroenke got that and, even though there was a chance they may go in with him, I don't think that'll happen. So then, Las Vegas stepped up and offered that they would build a stadium. So that's where they had to go.If it were a decision - Do you want to play in Oakland or do you want to play in Las Vegas - we would all say "we want you to play in Oakland." And Mark Davis, who's making the decision, would
It's been a rare thing in Bryson DeChambeau's recent golf history that he has not been the biggest draw in his own group. It looks like that will be the case, however, at the Franklin Templeton Shootout in December when he is joined in the team event by Lexi Thompson. The 21-year-old Thompson is the first female to play in the unofficial PGA Tour event since Annika Sorenstam in 2006. She's the first to play in any type of PGA Tour event since Michelle Wie in 2008. The format for the Franklin Templeton Shootout is a three-round combination of alternate shot, scramble and best ball. It consists of 12 two-golfer teams and will include Justin Thomas, Smylie Kaufman, Kevin Chappell and Luke Donald.
If you were watching the New York Giants’ win over the Los Angeles Rams in Twickenham Stadium on Sunday, you may have heard Eli Manning calling an audible that sounded like it referenced GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. After the Giants’ 17-10 victory over the Rams, Manning denied that he had used Trump’s name. No, no Trump, no Trump calls,” Manning said after the game.
The latest in a long line of meetings concerning the Texas Longhorns football team apparently happened on Monday, but didn’t feature any players — Anwar Richardson of Orangebloods reported that head coach Charlie Strong met with athletic director Mike Perrin. A Texas spokesmen is denying the report: And Richardson is standing by his original report. The closed-door meeting apparently featured some setting of expectations by Perrin, who has expressed support for his embattled head coach in the past, but notably declined to comment to reporters after Saturday loss to the Kansas State Wildcats in Manhattan. With the ‘Horns sitting at 3-4 following losses in four of the last five games and Perrin
An e-mail chain that circulated within the LSU athletic department following Florida’s decision to postpone their Oct. 8 game due to Hurricane Matthew reveals that the dysfunction between the two parties and the Southeastern Conference was every bit as real as suspected. LSU officials, in fact, seemed to believe that Florida was using the storm to duck the game and enhance its chances at winning the SEC East, a theory that became popular in the ensuing days on social media and LSU fan sites. “This is a joke,” LSU athletics director Joe Alleva wrote to communications director Michael Bonnette in response to the SEC’s announcement that Georgia and South Carolina, another game affected by the hurricane, had been postponed until that Sunday.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has apologised to the club's supporters after their 4-0 drubbing by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Portuguese boss praised the fans for their vocal support throughout the game in the West London and has admitted his side let them down. United fell behind to the Blues after just 30 seconds at Stamford Bridge and were never able to recover. Mourinho later confessed that the supporters deserved a better performance than United's players gave them. "They kept going for 90 minutes in an unbelievable way. The millions of fans we have all around the world, they obviously have a very bad feeling," the United boss told the club's official website. "I feel so sorry
A wise man once told me that the smartest thing to do when you realize you’re wrong is to get up on the highest platform and, in your loudest voice, admit that you were wrong. So, here goes..... I WAS WRONG ABOUT JOEY BOSA Somewhere in this podcast from March, you’ll find me incredulously questioning Garrett Sisti’s sanity when he tells me that the player he most wants the San Diego Chargers to draft is Ohio State DE Joey Bosa. I, like many others, thought that Bosa was a poor fit for the Chargers’ defensive scheme. I also thought that John Pagano was not creative enough to find ways around that. I was wrong about both of those things, too. Mostly, though, I thought Bosa was one of those “NFL-ready
Bill Belichick spent all last week talking about the Steelers’ consistency, noting they have had a similar defensive scheme for the last quarter-century. Except the Blitzburg Steelers didn’t show up to Sunday’s game, a 27-16 road win for the Patriots. Instead, Mike Tomlin’s crew came armed with a game plan that was downright Belichickian. And it worked pretty well. The Steelers have played a 3-4 defensive front for as long as anyone can remember. Except on Sunday, they played almost exclusively a four-man front. The Steelers also have been known to play a lot of Cover 3, a zone defense with three deep defenders. On Sunday, they were primarily a Cover 2 team, looking a lot like the old Tampa Bay