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CFL Pick 'Em, Week 5

Blowouts and nailbiters last week make big points tough to come by. That extra two points is the difference between hitting oil and hitting tundra. Roll your caribou-skin dice again and make y ...
Full article at: SportsFilter 2 days ago, 7:44pm CDT

Padres' Odrisamer Despaigne Throwing No-Hitter Through 7

San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants
In just his fifth Major League start, San Diego Padres starter Odrisamer Despaigne is throwing a no-hitter against the New York Met ...
Full article at: SportsFilter 2 days ago, 5:16pm CDT

Pitcher Freaks Out Because of Bunt in 2-Run Game

Texas Rangers v Washington Nationals
Texas Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis has added a new entry to baseball's unwritten rulebook: Don't bunt to reach base with two outs and nobody on when your team is leading by two runs in the fifth inning. Colby Rasmus did that in a 4-1 Toronto Blue Jays victory Saturday. "I don't think that's the way the game should be played," said Lewis, who yelled at Rasmus after the play. "I felt like you have a situation where there is two outs, you're up t ...
Full article at: SportsFilter 3 days ago, 7:05am CDT

Over the Hill

Wales v France - RBS Six Nations
The late career decline of Steve Nash, a review essay covering The Finish Line and 7 Seconds or Less. “If you ever see a child move,” [Nash] says in the first episode of the series, “they’re totally uninhibited. They just move freely, they don’t think about it, they’re not straining or protecting, they just are. You know, at my best, I am childlike out there.” It may be the most tragic line in the whole seri ...
Full article at: SportsFilter Jul 15 2014, 11:46am CDT

SportsFilter's World Cup Confidence Pool Winner

The World Cup Confidence Pool has been won by Tron7 by 24 points over Goddam and 36 over Rcade (sigh). Two factors in the win were putting Spain out of the top 5 and Netherlands at 5, higher than anyone else in the top 10. My son Ecade takes home the coveted Costanza by being best at scoring the fewest points (you have to be encouraging ...
Full article at: SportsFilter Jul 15 2014, 9:16am CDT

How is Qatar building a national team for the 2022 World Cup?

by importing promising children from poor countries. Their families are given stipends and the boys come to live in a beautiful, possibly insane facility ("Across the campus, speakers pipe in the sounds of birds chirping throughout the day.") in hopes of some day making it onto the Qatar-owned team in Belgium. Doubly so since their options, much like those of the people building stadiums for 2022, limited: Aspire executives were displeased by the departures. ...
Full article at: SportsFilter Jul 15 2014, 7:33am CDT

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 4

Edmonton Eskimos v Winnipeg Blue Bombers
A tale of two leagues: the CFL has five teams who are either undefeated or winless. Our little pick 'em has eight players within three points of each other. If you're looking to beat the streak, do you take Edmonton, Winnipeg, or bender's coin? Grab your nickel and make your picks ins ...
Full article at: SportsFilter Jul 14 2014, 7:51am CDT

Germany vs. Argentina for World Cup Glory

Germany Training & Press Conference - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Germany and Argentina are meeting today for the third time in a World Cup final. Argentina beat Germany in the 1986 final and Germany avenged the loss four years later. The game pits Argentina's Lionel Messi, four times honored as the greatest player in the world, against a German team that obliterated host nation Brazil in the quarterfinal, 7-1, and is widely perceived to be the best in this tournament. Wit ...
Full article at: SportsFilter Jul 13 2014, 9:22am CDT

LeBron James Returning to Cleveland

Prince Charles Visits Sony UK Technology Centre
LeBron James stunned the NBA on Friday when he announced he's returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers and leaving the Miami Heat. James made the announcement on Sports Illustrated's website in a letter. He wrote: "Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. ... In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have. I'm ready to accept the challenge. I'm co ...
Full article at: SportsFilter Jul 11 2014, 11:32am CDT

Liverpool Sells Luiz Suarez to Barcelona

Luis Suarez Barcelona Shirts on Sale
Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez is being transferred from Liverpool to Barcelona for a reported transfer fee around 80 million Euros. The 27-year-old serial biter is serving a four-month suspension from soccer as punishment for chomping Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup. Barring his appeal, Suarez will miss 18 games for Barcelona, including three in the Champions League, one for Copa del Rey and nine in La ...
Full article at: SportsFilter Jul 11 2014, 7:56am CDT

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