Kansas City Star Front Page: ‘Royalty’

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‘I need to get to the bottom of the mountain as fast as possible’

 


[PHOTO] 1980 Moscow Olympics

The 1980 Moscow Olympics

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[VIDEO] POW! Mitt Romney Knocks Down Evander Holyfield In Charity Boxing Match


[PHOTO] Radio Control Sports Enthusiast

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[VIDEO] ‘G’s Baseball Party’: Brilliant Japanese Toyota Ad Swings, Hits Home Run


TOYOTA PRESENTS: Baseball Party!

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Who Will Lead Black Americans?

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Over 570 Arrested in Super Bowl Sex Traffic Sting

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[VIDEO] Greatest NFL Catch of All Time? Odell Beckham Jr’s One-Handed Feat

 


[PHOTO] Japanese Sportswear

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English translation: “Recycled Steel”


In Arizona, a Navajo High School Emerges as a Defender of the Washington Redskins

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RED MESA, Ariz. — Ian Shapira reports:  The fans poured into the bleachers on a Friday night, erupting in “Let’s go, Redskins!” chants that echoed across a new field of artificial turf, glowing green against a vast dun-colored landscape.

“This is one of the reasons why it’s so hard to change the name. I don’t find it derogatory. It’s a source of pride.”

— Superintendent Tommie Yazzie

Inside the Red Mesa High School locker room, Ted Nugent’s “Stranglehold” blared on the stereo as players hurried to strap on their helmets and gather for a pregame prayer and pep talk.

“This is your time, right?” the team’s assistant coach demanded.

“Yes, sir!” the players shouted. “Redskins on three! Redskins on three! One, two, three, Redskins!”

“I don’t know what she means that it’s a racial slur. It’s not a racist slur if it originates from a Native American tribe…It’s always used in the context of sports.”

— Mckenzie Lameman, 17, a junior who is Red Mesa’s student government president

The scene at this tiny, remote high school was as boisterous as it was remarkable: Nearly everyone on the field and in the bleachers belongs to the Navajo Nation. Most of the people in Red Mesa not only reject claims that their team’s nickname is a slur, they have emerged as a potent symbol in the heated debate over the name of the more widely known Redskins — Washington’s NFL team. More than half the school’s 220 students eagerly accepted free tickets from the team for an Oct. 12 game near Phoenix, where they confronted Native American protesters who were there to condemn Washington’s moniker.

Red Mesa High School football player Kai Lameman leads the team on a march during a homecoming parade Oct. 16. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Red Mesa High School football player Kai Lameman leads the team on a march during a homecoming parade Oct. 16. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

None of that mattered to the Red Mesa Redskins as they marched onto the field for their game against the Lobos of Many Farms High School. It was homecoming, and the players knew they needed to keep winning if they wanted to make their first appearance in the state playoffs in five years.

Red Mesa students, parents and alumni stamped the bleachers, clutching signs that read “Fear the Spear” and “Redskin Nation.”

“There were 62 high schools in 22 states using the Redskins moniker last year, according to a project published by the University of Maryland’s Capital News Service.”

Sitting in the front row, Superintendent Tommie Yazzie basked in the crowd’s festive mood and in the sight of the newly built football field, which cost nearly $400,000 in federal aid at a school that struggles to pay for computers and wheelchair-accessible bathrooms.

“This is one of the reasons why it’s so hard to change the name,” he said with a smile, trying to make his voice heard over the cheers. “I don’t find it derogatory. It’s a source of pride.” Read the rest of this entry »


Official Etsy Policy: Anything with REDSKINS Logo FORBIDDEN (Swastikas A-Okay!)


This is What a Two-Game Suspension Looks Like: The Ray Rice Casino Elevator Championship Fight: Knockout Round

This is what a two game suspension looks like — Ray Rice delivering a a crushing punch to his fiancees face, knocking her out cold. From TMZ Sports.

 


[VIDEO] 超ハッピーなイチローファン Super Happy Ichiro Fan

“Getting smacked in the face by Ichiro is the best thing that ever happened to me!”

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British lawmaker calls to strip Russia of World Cup


OUT: Driving to a Starbucks Drive-through IN: Double-Tall Lattes on Horseback

From left, Clara Duncan, Emily Hesse, Alana Linderoth, Hannah Sperber and Ady Crosby and their horses stop outside the drive-through window at Starbucks and wait for their coffee order.— Image Credit: Submitted Photo

From left, Clara Duncan, Emily Hesse, Alana Linderoth, Hannah Sperber and Ady Crosby and their horses stop outside the drive-through window at Starbucks and wait for their coffee order.— Image Credit: Submitted Photo

Is it polite to offer your horse a coffee, too? It might improve the horsepower…

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For the Sequim Gazette ReporterAlana Linderoth writes:

“…The latest ride Dancer and I embarked on was a trek from North Barr Road into Sequim to go through the drive-through at Starbucks. This was the first time I have ever ordered a coffee at Starbucks on horseback. In total there were five riders going…” Read the rest of this entry »


[PHOTO] ‘Go USA’ Poster of the Day

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Check it out: http://goo.gl/vu3QAW

Best comment: “NASA uses the metric system. Just saying.”

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[VIDEO] Heels On Ice = Ass on TV

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This is why wearing heels on ice is a good way to enjoy unintentional media exposure.

Watch as the girl in the background, in the short skirt, loses her balance and shows her ass to the TV camera as she takes a dive on the ice, during this news report, after the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup.

[screen cap via Daily Caller]

 


Gold Medalist Tweets ‘Olympic’ Onion Rings

 


Olympic Games Comedy Gold: ‘No Fishing Allowed in Olympic Toilets’

Canadian snowboarder Sebastien Toutant arrived in Russia before the Olympic Games to find a list of rules posted in the bathrooms.  Among forbidden activities is… fishing.

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Correction: Toilet fishing is not permitted for guests.

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Halftime Score: Denver Stalls, Hawks Dominate

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[PHOTOS] Family Props Up, Poses with DEAD BOXER in Boxing Ring at Wake

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In a scene reminiscent of Weekend at Bernie’s, the family of a dead Puerto Rican boxer propped up his embalmed body at his wake in a fake boxing ring on Friday and posed for photographs with the corpse.

The family was honoring the wishes of slain boxer Christopher Rivera, who was shot to death on January 26, according to police.

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Deli Meat Architecture: Football Stadium

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CHINA: Man Climbs 900-foot Building, Jumps Off

An Austrian climber reaches the top of a tower in China without using ropes, then leaps off

Austrian climber Michael Kemeter

In China, Austrian climber Michael Kemeter scaled a nearly 900-foot tower without ropes. The 23-year-old daredevil completed his feat by jumping from the top of the tower with a bright green parachute as excited spectators cheered for his safe landing. [VIDEO]

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BREAKING: World’s Smallest Pony Stolen in Italy

tinyponyCITTA DI CASTELLO, Italy (UPI) — Italian police said someone stole a pony believed to be the smallest in the world from its stall at the National Horse Fair of Citta di Castello.

Investigators said the 24.8-inch-tall pony, Charly, was visiting for the 47th annual horse fair when thieves cut through a wire fence overnight Thursday and fled with the pint-sized equine, ANSA reported Friday.

Police said the thieves may be seeking ransom money from Charly’s owner, Bartolo Messina. Read the rest of this entry »


Tokyo to Host 2020 Summer Olympic Games

Tokyo to Host 2020 Summer Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee has selected Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Games.

The Japanese city, considered a favorite to be chosen as host, prevailed over Istanbul in a second-round vote Saturday among IOC members gathered in Buenos Aires. Read the rest of this entry »