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  • Economic benefits of NFL stadium boom are ‘vastly overblown’ 0 CommentsPosted by ESPN.com new services on September 21, 2017 under Tennis

    Perhaps you saw the many mocking social media posts last weekend?pointing out the rows and rows of empty seats at the LA Rams and LA Chargers games in Week 2 of the NFL season. Both teams are playing in temporary homes — the Rams in LA Coliseum, a college stadium, and the Chargers in StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., a soccer stadium — until they move into LA Stadium at Hollywood Park, projected to open up in 2020 and cost $2.6 billion.


    New NFL stadiums are steadily getting more expensive. (David Foster/Oath)

    “Not a very good economic proposition”

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  • Breitbart apologizes after mistaking a famous soccer player on a jet ski for an immigrant 0 CommentsPosted by Thomas George on August 21, 2017 under MLB

    Breitbart News apologized?Sunday after using an image of?soccer star Lukas Podolski to illustrate a story?about migrants traveling to Spain on jet skis.? Steve Bannon fired a warning shot on his way out of the White House ‘Steve is now unchained’: Bannon reportedly thinks the Trump administration is a ‘sinking ship’ and he now plans to ‘go nuclear’ As the GOP voices outrage at Trump’s response to Charlottesville, White House officials have stayed quiet Read more…

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  • Saudi Arabia draws outrage after failing to participate in moment of silence before match 0 CommentsPosted by Nate Jones on June 8, 2017 under MMA

    There’s fresh outrage after a tribute to victims of the London Bridge terror attack at a soccer match in Australia Thursday.

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  • Start a High School Fishing Team 0 CommentsPosted by Chris Mortensen and Ed Werder on February 9, 2017 under Fishing

    High School Fishing Teams

    Take a Kid Fishing, The New Team SportTeen Fishing

    We have all experienced the Team Sports of the past, including, but not limited to Baseball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Golf.  We, as parents, recognized early on that keeping our kids busy and involved in team sports gave our kids confidence, and skills needed to work in a “team” environment.  These are skills we knew our kids would take into college and the working world.

    If you do not own your own boat “yet”, another great way to see if your child and his, or her friends are interested, is to take them on a charter fishing.  Let them work with a guide, learn the aspects of respecting the waters, the catch and in addition, the time away from the day to day tether to their smartphones.  Charter Boat Captains can teach your teen the tricks, the popular baits and likely locations to land that fish!fish logo

    Hahnville High School B.A.S.S. Nation Team

    Most recently High School Fishing Teams have been making headlines.  Young and old, all can enjoy the sport of fishing. One of the fastest growing youth related movements across the country are high school fishing clubs, according to the Bass Federation. The Bass Federation, the nation’s oldest and organized fishing organizations, has initiated the development of the Student Angler Federation.

    One of the most noteworthy high school teams here in Louisiana, made headlines when their B.A.S.S. Nation Team was formed at Hahnville High School.   The first year (2014-2015) they did not have a team to qualify for the state tournament, but by it’s second year, they had SEVEN teams to qualify, hosted at Dorion’s Landing in Morgan City, Louisiana. The team of Andrew Melancon and Andrew Granier finished sixth, the highest placement for the Hahnville contingent.

    It has become so popular among high school youth, there is even a Facebook Page dedicated just to the Louisiana High School Bass Fishing Teams.  There is a big push now for Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) to recognize the B.A.S.S. High School Fishing Sport, and the Student Angler Federation is helping to push this through as a recognized High School Sport.teen team

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    Information on how to start a team at your school can be found at B.A.S.S. High School Fishing Sport, and the Student Angler Federation.

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    For a two-member fishing team to compete in a state event, they must adhere to stringent rules and regulations. The boat is to have a manufactured built-in live well.  Also, have working running lights, life jackets for everyone on board  that must be worn while the motor is running. Furthermore, there is a five-fish limit, artificial lures only are allowed, you must have an emergency kill switch, and there are mandatory break times.

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  • David Beckham and UNICEF respond to alleged hacked emails about knighthood campaign 0 CommentsPosted by Terence Moore on February 5, 2017 under MLB

    David Beckham and UNICEF respond to alleged hacked emails about knighthood campaign David Beckham is refuting reports that he used his relationship with UNICEF to campaign for knighthood. On Friday, British outlet The Sun published supposed leaked emails between the soccer star and his publicist from 2013, where they discussed securing a knighthood

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  • At least 35 killed in Istanbul nightclub attack: Istanbul governor 0 CommentsPosted by Chris Low on January 1, 2017 under MMA


    At least 35 killed in Istanbul nightclub attack: Istanbul governor

    At least one gunman shot his way into an Istanbul nightclub packed with hundreds of New Year’s revelers on Sunday, killing 35 people and wounding more than 40 in what the provincial governor described as a terrorist attack.

    One assailant shot a police officer and a civilian as he entered the Reina nightclub before opening fire at random inside, Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin said at the scene. Some reports suggested there were multiple attackers.

    “A terrorist with a long-range weapon … brutally and savagely carried out this attack by firing bullets on innocent people who were there solely to celebrate the New Year and have fun,” Sahin told reporters.

    The attack again shook Turkey as it tries to recover from a failed July coup and a series of deadly bombings in cities including Istanbul and the capital Ankara, some blamed on Islamic State and others claimed by Kurdish militants.

    The club, one of Istanbul’s most iconic, popular with locals and foreigners alike, overlooks the Bosphorus Strait separating Europe and Asia in the city’s cosmopolitan Ortakoy district.

    Around 500 to 600 people were thought to have been inside when the gunman opened fire at around 1:15 a.m. (2230 GMT), broadcaster CNN Turk said. Some jumped into the waters of the Bosphorus to save themselves and were rescued by police.

    U.S. President Barack Obama, on vacation in Hawaii, expressed condolences and directed his team to offer help to the Turkish authorities, the White House said.

    Sahin said there was only one attacker but other reports, including on social media, suggested there may have been at least two, dressed in Santa Claus costumes which they later ditched.

    “POLICE MOVED IN QUICKLY”

    Dozens of ambulances and police vehicles were dispatched to the club in Ortakoy, a neighborhood on the city’s European side nestled under one of three bridges crossing the Bosphorus and home to nightclubs, restaurants and art galleries.

    “I didn’t see who was shooting but heard the gun shots and people fled. Police moved in quickly,” Sefa Boydas, a Turkish soccer player, wrote on Twitter.

    “My girlfriend was wearing high heels. I lifted her and carried her out on my back,” he said.

    Hurriyet quoted Reina’s owner, Mehmet Kocarslan, as saying security measures had been taken over the past 10 days after U.S. intelligence reports suggested a possible attack.

    Turkey, a NATO member and part of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State, faces multiple security threats including spillover from the war in neighboring Syria.

    It launched a military incursion into Syria in August against the radical Islamist group and is also fighting a Kurdish militant insurgency in its own southeast.

    The New Year’s Eve attack came five months after Turkey was shaken by a failed military coup, in which more than 240 people were killed, many of them in Istanbul, as rogue soldiers commandeered tanks and fighter jets in a bid to seize power.

    Istanbul, Turkey’s most populous city, has seen several attacks this year, the latest on Dec. 10, when two bombs claimed by Kurdish militants exploded outside a soccer stadium, killing 44 people and wounding more than 150.

    In June, around 45 people were killed and hundreds wounded as three suspected Islamic State militants carried out a gun and bomb attack on Istanbul’s main Ataturk airport.

    (Additional reporting by Ece Toksabay in Ankara; Writing by Nick Tattersall; Editing by Mary Milliken)

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  • Suspected car bomb wounds around 20 outside Istanbul soccer stadium 0 CommentsPosted by WWE: WWE News on December 10, 2016 under NBA


    Suspected car bomb wounds around 20 outside Istanbul soccer stadium

    ISTANBUL, Dec 10 (Reuters) – A suspected car bomb outside a soccer stadium in central Istanbul wounded around 20 people on Saturday hours after the end of a match between two of Turkey’s top teams, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said.

    Soylu, speaking in parliament during a budget hearing, said around 20 people had been wounded following the match between Besiktas and Bursaspor and that initial indications were that the blast was caused by a car bomb targeting a riot police bus.

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    Two witnesses told Reuters that there were two blasts. A Reuters photographer said many riot police officers had been seriously wounded.

    Armed police sealed off streets around the Vodafone Arena, home to the Besiktas soccer team. TV footage showed what appeared to be the wreckage of a burned out car and two separate fires on the road outside the stadium.

    Broadcaster NTV said the explosion targeted a police vehicle that was leaving the stadium after fans had already dispersed.

    Turkey has been hit by a series of bombings in recent years, some blamed on Islamic State militants, others claimed by Kurdish and far-leftist militant groups.

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  • Hope Solo slapped with 6 month suspension from US Soccer 0 CommentsPosted by NFL FanHouse on August 25, 2016 under Tennis


    Hope Solo slapped with 6 month suspension from US Soccer

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    Hope Solo has plenty of time to think about her controversial actions down in Rio after being handed a lengthy timeout.

    U.S. Soccer has suspended the Olympic goalkeeper from the U.S. Women’s National Team for six months for “conduct that is counter to the organization’s principles,” according to a statement Wednesday.

    The suspension is in response to Solo’s bitter rant against Sweden’s team after it eliminated the American squad from medals contention during the 2016 Rio Games.

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    In the quarterfinal match, the two teams played to a 1-1 stalemate over 120 minutes, but Sweden edged the U.S. 4-3 in a shootout — and Solo did not take it well.

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    “I thought that we played a courageous game … “I also think we played a bunch of cowards. But, you know, the best team did not win today,” she said after the match.

    Her comments did not sit well with fans, sports media — are soccer’s governing body.

    “The comments by Hope Solo after the match against Sweden during the 2016 Olympics were unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our National Team players,” U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said in the statement. “Beyond the athletic arena, and beyond the results, the Olympics celebrate and represent the ideals of fair play and respect. We expect all of our representatives to honor those principles, with no exceptions.

    Also Read:Hope Solo Slammed for Calling Swedish Soccer Team ‘Cowards’ After Olympic Loss

    “Taking into consideration the past incidents involving Hope, as well as the private conversations we’ve had requiring her to conduct herself in a manner befitting a U.S. National Team member, U.S. Soccer determined this is the appropriate disciplinary action,” Gulati continued.

    The 35-year-old had previously been suspended in 2015 for 30 days. She was also arrested for domestic violence in June 2014, after she allegedly assaulted her sister and nephew. However, her suspension was sparked by her husband, Jerramy Stevens’ DUI arrest while he was driving the team van and Solo was a passenger.

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    As a result of her latest suspension, Solo would not be eligible for selection to the U.S. Women’s National Team until February of 2017. Her latest punishment is effective immediately.

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  • El Clasico Goals By Messi, Ronaldo, Maradona, Zidane And More In Barcelona-Real Madrid Feud (VIDEO) 0 CommentsPosted by Martyn Nolan on October 26, 2013 under Soccer

    With Barcelona and Real Madrid facing off in 167th edition of El Clasico at Camp Nou on Saturday, each side is set to introduce another superstar to the feud. Gareth Bale is finally fit for Madrid and Neymar is mindful of the occasion as well flush with ambition for the Blaugrana.

    “The Clasico is the most important game for any player and is the match every player wants to play in. It is the game where each player wants to play his best football,” Neymar told Sky Sports. “This will be my first Clasico and I hope to have a great debut, preferably with a victory.”

    A strong performance in this fixture by either Bale or Neymar would go along way toward cementing their places with their new clubs and justifying those exorbitant fees. For advice on how to perform in the cauldron of El Clasico, Neymar need look no further than teammate Lionel Messi. Not only did Messi tie Madrid icon Alfredo Di Stéfano’s record of 18 El Clasico goals in March 2013 but he established himself as a bona fide international superstar with an epic hat trick against Barcelona’s rival as a 19-year-old in 2007. In the other dressing room, Bale can consult Cristiano Ronaldo, who is not far behind Messi on that goals list.


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  • U.S. Soccer Routs Belize: Chris Wondolowski Scores Three Goals In Gold Cup Win (VIDEO/PHOTOS) 0 CommentsPosted by HeadlineNews on July 10, 2013 under MMA

    By Zac Lee Rigg, Goal.com

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Landon Donovan passed the half-century mark for assists in a 6-1 romp over Belize to kick off the 2013 Gold Cup for the United States. The American all-time leader in goals and assists now has 51 of each for the USA.

    Chris Wondolowski (with his name misspelled as Wondowlowski on his jersey) led the charge with a hat trick in the first half. After going his first 11 international games without a goal, Wondolowski scored his fourth in the last two U.S. matches.


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