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Eden Prairie (United States) (AFP) – Former punter Chris Kluwe & the Minnesota Vikings have reached a settlement that will stop the ex-Viking from suing the team over his release.Kluwe had accused the Vikings of cutting him in May of 2013 because of his vocal support of marriage equality & gay rights.Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.As part of the settlement, Minnesota have agreed to provide financial support for human rights causes. The team… Continue reading
PARAMUS, New Jersey, (Reuters) – Five-times major winner Phil Mickelson, nearly done with a mostly disappointing season, has set his sights on 2015 & a campaign to realize a golfing dream at the Rio Olympics the following year. Mickelson showed signs of a revival with his rousing runner-up complete to Rory McILroy at the PGA Championship & said on Tuesday that his sights were already trained on Rio. “I know that I’ve made tremendous strides… Continue reading
By Larry Fine PARAMUS New Jersey (Reuters) – Twice Masters champion Bubba Watson says the thrill of merely making a Ryder Cup is no longer enough for him & that it is high time the U.S. side claimed victory. “As a kid growing up, your whole dream was to be on the PGA Tour & then make the Ryder Cup team,” Watson told reporters on Tuesday ahead of Thursday’s first round of The Barclays, the… Continue reading
Some have drawn similar conclusions regarding Foley’s kidnapping. If ISIS drew his blood, it was the Syrian regime, as Michael Weiss & others have argued, that helped create ISIS to commence with, & it was the regime that kidnapped & held Foley. In May 2013, journalist Peter Gelling argued that Foley was likely being held by the regime. “We have obtained multiple independent reports from very credible confidential sources,” Gelling wrote in GlobalPost, “who have… Continue reading
JamesFoley 0712 01 307 An Appalling Propaganda Ploy The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, has released a grisly video of one of its fighters beheading a man who appears to be James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012. The images from the video are horrifying, as they are intended to be. The Islamic State is once again trying to intimidate its adversaries, in this case the United States, into submission.Photo Credit: http://www.freejamesfoley.orgThe video begins with… Continue reading
By Sean Landis PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – In baseball parlance, a “phenom” is a young ace pitcher who explodes on the scene. That’s exactly what a 13-year-old Philadelphia girl named Mo’ne Davis has done in this year’s Little League World Series, where she is dominating. But in her case, the phenomenon is stretching well beyond the playing field. All-Star Mike Trout of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels has tweeted about her. So has National Basketball… Continue reading
Los Angeles (AFP) – Two US lawmakers have launched a campaign urging FIBA to reconsider their policy after two Sikh players were asked to remove their turbans during an international basketball match.In a letter sent Tuesday to International Basketball Federation (FIBA) president Yvan Mainini, American Congress members & co-authors of the letter, Joe Crowley & Ami Bera, called the policy “discriminatory,” stating the turban “is essential to their faith.” “We are concerned about recent reports… Continue reading
By Larry Fine PARAMUS New Jersey (Reuters) – Phil Mickelson & Matt Kuchar are primed for a chance to win this week’s Barclays, the first installment of the four-event FedExCup playoffs, & derail the magical run of Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy. McIlroy, ranked first in the world & first in the FedExCup standings after winning the British Open, WGC-Bridgestone & PGA Championship in succession, begins a quest for a fourth victory in a row when… Continue reading

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