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Aug 7th, 2018, 4:23 am
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Aug 7th, 2018, 4:23 am

But this rose is an extra. - A. Conan Doyle
Aug 7th, 2018, 7:00 am
Well Pj... both the Cubs and Yankees won tonight
And if the Crossover 2 for 1 had been tonight's games, the White Sox would have been the correct answer since they got torched by the Yankees 7 to 0

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Just a day or two left on this one...
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CLOSES - THURSDAY AUG 9th, 7 AM Chicago (UTC -5) AUG 9th, NOON GMT (UTC +0)

And there is still the Tuesday contest ;)
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CLOSES - TUESDAY 2 PM Chicago (UTC -5) TUESDAY 7 PM GMT (UTC +0)
Aug 7th, 2018, 7:00 am

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Aug 7th, 2018, 7:22 am
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Baseball in Taiwan

TAOYUAN, Taiwan — As the batter steps to the plate, the clamor crescendoes, a rhyming, thumping chant, often tailored to his name.

Cheerleaders prance atop the dugout, accompanied by blaring recorded music or even live drums and brass instruments. Fans wield all manner of noise makers — clappers, pairs of plastic bats, small vuvuzelas — pretty much nonstop for nine innings.

They are not trying to distract from the opposing team’s batter, but to cheer on their own. How any batter manages to concentrate enough in the din to get a hit is anyone’s guess.

“Yi qi an da! Yi qi an da!” (pronounced ee-chi-ahn-dah) goes one of the more general chants, which is, roughly, the way to say, “Let’s get a hit together.”

Baseball arrived in Taiwan when the Japanese seized the island in 1895, and has grown into one of its most potent instruments of soft power. What goes on in the stands is unlike anything seen, or heard, in America.

On a recent night, Chin Jou-lin, an ebullient 28-year-old fan, was sitting along the right-field line at Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium in this city in northwest Taiwan. She said she had heard that in America you could actually hear the crack of the bat hitting the ball. She giggled, incredulous.

“I can’t imagine,” she said.

To say baseball is a national obsession in Taiwan might be an overstatement since its fortunes have risen and fallen over the years. It does, however, seem deeply ingrained in its national identity as a small but spirited bastion of democracy.

The 500-note of the island’s currency, the New Taiwan Dollar, depicts a baseball team, paying homage to its phenomenally successful youth teams, which, as any ex-Little Leaguer of a certain age will recall, dominated the Little League World Series from 1969 to 1996, winning 17 of 28 finals.

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Aug 7th, 2018, 7:22 am

But this rose is an extra. - A. Conan Doyle
Aug 7th, 2018, 8:36 am
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Aug 7th, 2018, 8:36 am

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Aug 7th, 2018, 1:40 pm
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Contest 1 - Lyon and Real Madrid
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Not many people have signed up for this one yet... WHY NOT :lol: :lol:
Time is running out :D
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CLOSES - TUESDAY 2 PM Chicago (UTC -5) TUESDAY 7 PM GMT (UTC +0)

And don't forget..
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Aug 7th, 2018, 1:40 pm

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Aug 7th, 2018, 2:08 pm
2018 - PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Patrick Reed

even if he has not been doing good recently ;-)
Aug 7th, 2018, 2:08 pm
Aug 7th, 2018, 3:12 pm
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Aug 7th, 2018, 3:12 pm

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Aug 7th, 2018, 3:15 pm
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Aug 7th, 2018, 3:15 pm
Aug 7th, 2018, 3:17 pm
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Aug 7th, 2018, 3:17 pm

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Aug 7th, 2018, 3:49 pm
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SPORTS CENTER CONTEST #185

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CROSSOVER DAILY DOUBLE


Wednesday features the last game of the International Champions Cup, and since it's always easy to find a baseball game...
So it's time for a CROSSOVER DAILY DOUBLE
This will be a Daily Double, and you know the drill. You will have to make the correct prediction on BOTH games to win.

INFORMATION
GAME ONE

Atlético Madrid 56% vs. Inter Milan 44%
While Madrid is a decent favorite in this one, Milan is not that over matched

GAME TWO
Los Angeles Dodgers 62-51 vs. Oakland Athletics 67-46
While the Dodgers are in first place in their division, the Athletics are on a roll right now, and are in second place in their division. The Athletics have a better record than the Dodgers and are playing at home.
This should be a great game.

The FAVORITES are in Bold and Blue

What is it?
This is a Daily Double so you will need to predict the winners of both events to win your share of the pool

How do you play?
To enter this contest, you will need to post the following:
CROSSOVER DAILY DOUBLE
Pick either Atlético Madrid or Inter Milan
Pick either Los Angeles or Oakland

EXAMPLE POST
CROSSOVER DAILY DOUBLE
Madrid
Oakland


Rules:
You have to pick BOTH events correctly to win
Only 1 post per person for this specific contest, any more and all of your posts will be disallowed.

ALL PICKS MUST BE MADE PRIOR TO THE FOLLOWING TIMES:
WEDNESDAY 2 PM Chicago (UTC -5)
WEDNESDAY 7 PM GMT (UTC +0)
Any picks made after this deadline will simply be ignored.
Any edits after this deadline, and your post will be disallowed.

Reward:
If you guess correctly, you will share the 500 WRZ$ pool

So it's that easy, just pick two right and you win the DAILY DOUBLE

While there is still plenty of time to sign up for this on, DON'T FORGET. You wouldn't want to miss out on your chance to be in four daily contests with only a single entry :D
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP - DAILY CONTEST - SPORTS CENTER CONTEST #183 GO HERE
CLOSES - THURSDAY AUG 9th, 7 AM Chicago (UTC -5) AUG 9th, NOON GMT (UTC +0)

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Aug 7th, 2018, 3:58 pm
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Usain Bolt to train with Central Coast Mariners for 'indefinite period', Aussie soccer club says

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-07/u ... s/10085220

The Central Coast Mariners have confirmed eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt will train with the A-League club for "an indefinite period".

The world record holder has previously trained with overseas clubs Borussia Dortmund, Mamelodi Sundowns FC and Strømsgodset.

The Mariners said Bolt, 31, would arrive "later this month" with the aim to develop into a professional footballer.

But the deal, negotiated last month, does not guarantee a contract, the club added in a statement.

Bolt said it had been his "dream" to play football and acknowledged it would require a lot of hard work and training.

"When I spoke to the head coach Mike Mulvey on the phone, he outlined the ambitions of the club and his plans for the upcoming season," he said.
Aug 7th, 2018, 3:58 pm

But this rose is an extra. - A. Conan Doyle
Aug 7th, 2018, 4:39 pm
2018 - PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Justin Rose
Aug 7th, 2018, 4:39 pm
Aug 7th, 2018, 4:42 pm
CROSSOVER 2 FOR 1
Contest 1 - Lyon and Real Madrid
Contest 2 - Kansas City Royals
Aug 7th, 2018, 4:42 pm