Rubin “Hurricane” Carter passes away at age 76

Posted in Blogroll on April 20th, 2014 by Ron Glover

(Digischool)

Rubin Carter’s quest for self-vindication made him a champion on many levels.

Former middleweight boxer Rubin Carter — who became the inspiration of millions after he was wrongly convicted and jailed for twenty years for murder — has died at the age of 76, according to his caretaker and longtime friend John Artis.

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Philadelphia Soul outlast Jacksonville Sharks in home opener 54-41

Posted in Blogroll on April 20th, 2014 by Ron Glover

(Philly.com)

Soul fullback Derrick Ross pinballed his way to 58 yards and three scores in a 54-41 victory.

The Philadelphia Soul opened the 2014 AFL campaign with four road games in the first five weeks. After a disappointing 1-3 start, the Soul returned home against the 2-2 Jacksonville Sharks, unveiled their 2013 AFL American Conference Championship banner and unleashed a furious goal line stand late to hang on for the 54-41 victory.

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@TSFSports 2014 NBA Western Conference Playoff Predictions (First round)

Posted in Blogroll on April 19th, 2014 by Ron Glover

(SFGate.com)

Can a wounded Andrew Bogut and the Warriors rattle Blake Griffin enough to throw the Clippers off course?

The NBA’s second season has arrived and for the San Antonio Spurs, it couldn’t begin soon enough. The reigning Western Conference Champions finished a league-best 62-20, including season splits with the world champion Miami Heat and the Eastern Conference leaders, the Indiana Pacers. The Spurs are joined by (in the order of seeding): Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks. Here are my first round predictions.

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Coverage – Thursday, April 10, 2014: Spurs smack Mavs; Nuggets nip Warriors

Posted in Blogroll on April 11th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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Miller and the Nuggets won the war, but his legs definitely lost this battle…

TNT’s NBA coverage continues Tuesday, April 15 with doubleheader action featuring the New York Knicks @ Brooklyn Nets at 8 p.m. ET and the Denver Nuggets @ Los Angeles Clippers at 10:30 p.m.

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Hank Aaron hits #715: A memorable feat from baseball’s forgotten man

Posted in Blogroll on April 8th, 2014 by Ron Glover

(AP)

Forty years ago, Hank Aaron eclipsed Babe Ruth’s hallowed mark of 714 home runs. Aaron’s pursuit of history should have been an elixir for a nation sick with hatred, climaxing with the tumultuous 1960’s. Instead what America and baseball’s greatest slugger encountered was a heart-wrenching reminder of even darker times.

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DeSean Jackson agrees to 3-year deal with Washington Redskins

Posted in Blogroll on April 2nd, 2014 by Ron Glover

(Fansided.com)

DeSean Jackson should be motivated to silence the Eagles and other critics in 2014.

DeSean Jackson will get his share of opportunities to prove the Philadelphia Eagles wrong over the next few seasons. Jackson has agreed in principle to a multi-year deal with the Washington Redskins. Unfortunately, we won’t know how the 2014 NFL schedule shakes out for the next few weeks.

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Coverage – Tuesday, April 1, 2014: Brooklyn dismisses Houston; Blazers take out Lakers

Posted in Blogroll on April 2nd, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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Got one.

TNT’s NBA coverage continues Thursday, April 3, with doubleheader action featuring the San Antonio Spurs @ Oklahoma City Thunder at 8 p.m. ET and the Dallas Mavericks @ Los Angeles Clippers at 10:30 p.m.

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