Category Archive: General Sports

Jul 16

Rumors & Rants: MLB and Fox give no All-Star Game tribute to Tony Gwynn

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Just a month ago the sports world stopped in its tracks*and paid tribute to a great man who left us far too soon. San Diego Padres Hall of Famer*Tony Gwynn lost a courageous battle with cancer on June 16 at the age of 54, and almost exactly a month later, Major League Baseball failed to …

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Jul 14

The Houston Rockets have badly whiffed on the offseason. So far.

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If Houston Rockets fans don’t think of what could have been, then they should be just fine. That takes a special kind of mind-warp, though. That’s some sort of cognitive dissonance at its absolute finest. For a while there, it appeared as if the Houston Rockets were well on their way toward fielding a starting …

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Jul 14

Phil Mickelson once drank a $40,000 bottle of wine out of the Claret Jug

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Phil Mickelson has been known to do some crazy things after a win. Well during his British open press conference today, Mickelson revealed what he did to celebrate last year’s win. Mickelson told reporters that after last year’s win, a friend dumped a $40,000 bottle of Romanee-Conti and he drank it out of the Claret …

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Jul 08

The Sports Bank.net: Manchester United kit deal: Adidas replacing Nike

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It was previously thought that Manchester United were close to agreeing on a major deal with German sportswear manufacturers Adidas. The agreement to manufacture the Manchester United kit was potentially a world record £60 million per year. The Daily Mail said on May 7th*that Adidas is “in pole position to clinch a world record kit …

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Jul 01

The Sports Bank.net: Wayne Rooney openly cheering for USA in World Cup

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The face of England’s national team, and their most popular club team, Manchester United, voiced his support for the United States on Twitter today. Wayne Rooney expressed his U.S.A. cheerleading through his official Twitter page shortly after the U.S. kicked off their knockout round game versus Belgium: Have to admit I’m a USA fan today …

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Jun 27

USA Loses to Germany, Advances

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A funny quote from a member of SJ…”Just like youth sports that don’t keep track of score. Move on to next round.” Well maybe it’s not that simplistic.  But for all intention purposes, this game played out pretty much like everyone expected.  No one expected the US to come out blazing, and most people I …

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Jun 20

TROY: EA Sports UFC: The Verdict

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Here’s my two other posts about EA Sports UFC: – Brief EA Sports UFC Gameplay Thoughts and Observations (Xbox One) – More EA Sports UFC Thoughts (Online Mode, Fighter Profile Stats, Friends/Rivalries) The verdict from my perspective? If you are looking for a realistic representation of MMA, don’t get it. It’s not that and really …

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Jun 18

Spain’s World Cup reign ended by 2-0 loss to Chile

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The Spanish weren’t favored to repeat as World Cup champions. But few expected the utter collapse that ended Wednesday with a 2-0 loss Chile, knocking Spain from contention and ending the run of the greatest team of the century. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/chile-leads-spain-2-0-195114820–sow.html

Jun 16

Chinese soccer fan dies of sleep deprivation while watching World Cup

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Sir Winston Churchill once said that “a fanatic is a person who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” It’s safe to say that the 25-year-old, as of yet unidentified, Chinese man who died of sleep deprivation from watching the World Cup is a soccer/world football fanatic. Yes a fan was found dead …

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Jun 11

SportsJabber 2014 FIFA World Cup Pick ‘Em

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We’re running it through Yahoo.com. Sign up is pretty quick and simple. Group name: SportsJabberWorldCup Password: gousa SportsJabber WorldCup Pick ‘Em

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