Cubs-Red Sox World Series? New Book Focuses on When it Transpired in 1918

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The team with the best record in baseball, by a substantial margin, is the Boston Red Sox at 103-47. Naturally, they’re a very good bet to represent the American League in the World Series next month. As of this writing, the team with the best record in the National League is the Chicago Cubs, so maybe we could see a Cubs-Sox Series in October?

It happened once before, and it was exactly 100 years ago, so what an amazing story it would be to see a centennial rematch; especially so given how both teams were just five outs away from reaching the fall classic in 2003. That autumn, both sides came remarkably close, but neither was able to get over the line.

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Southern Charm Star Shep Rose Takes in Kathryn Hall Wine Event, Cubs Game

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It’s not every day you run into Shep Rose, star of Bravo reality series “Southern Charm,” but hey, life is random, isn’t it? Rose was at the Kathryn Hall wine event last night at the W Hotel Chicago City Center. The HALL Napa Valley event included a vertical tasting, celebrating the release of the highly anticipated 2015 Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon.

Hall also hosted events in St. Helena, California and Columbus, Ohio. Rose also attended the Chicago Cubs’ loss to their division rivals the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night, posting this colorful Tweet:

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Brazil Manager Tite Calls Out Donald Trump for Making Ignorant Joke

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“Low information voters” is one of the most egregious phrases of “spin” in the political arena. It’s euphemism to be sure, and it certainly applies to many, if not most of Donald J. Trump supporters. Trump is certainly a very low information President, and when it comes to football/soccer/futbol, he seems to be basically “almost no information.”

Trump conveyed this when he took aim at Brazil, the world’s most successful footballing nation in history, during a White House ceremony on August 28. Yesterday, Brazil National Team Tite returned fire on Trump.

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The Real Video Which Conveys what Colin Kaepernick is Truly About

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It’s NFL kickoff weekend, and thus a new chance for more of America to finally “get it” regarding Colin Kaepernick. Because, right now, a lot of this country just does not understand what this struggle is really about, and what the actual issues being brought to the market place of ideas truly are.

Nike’s selection of Kaepernick as the face of the 30th anniversary “Just do it” campaign is a step in the right direction, but it the advertisement falls well short of addressing the issues. At Lineups.com we penned a piece that highlights the facts surrounding Colin Kaepernick and eradicates the misnomers. 

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College Sports Fans Beware the Nefarious Influence of the Recruiting-Industrial Complex

It’s really astounding when you think about it- in an era when almost no one is willing to pay for news content, recruiting services can survive and thrive off a subscription-based business model.

The year-round extensive coverage of college recruiting, at every step in the process, has destroyed media coverage of college sports. It’s not just the rise of the recruiting-industrial complex itself that ruined it. Recruiting sites flourished at the same time social media exploded and these two phenomena fed off of each other to concoct a toxic cocktail.

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Michigan State’s Raequan Williams Wants to Solve Chicago Gun Violence Epidemic

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Michigan State Defensive Tackle Raequan Williams is a quiet guy who doesn’t get much media coverage, but he is a hero among his Spartans teammates. The players love to talk about Williams because he possesses tremendous leadership skills, and stands as an example of overcoming obstacles.

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes to talk about Williams too. He smiled when the name of his 6’4″ 295 junior who won the MSU Iron Man Award (strength and conditioning) was brought up at Big Ten Media Days.

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Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush on Why He’s Off Social Media

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The adverse effects of social media are being further studied everyday. As the alarming results of these findings continue to gain more publicity, social media usage has started to stagnate. Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter have stopped growing. Only Instagram is maintaining steady growth right now.

(As an aside, it’s worth noting that pet account Instagram is much greater than all of forms of social media combined).

Brandon Wimbush plays one of the highest profile and thus, most scrutinized positions in all of sports, quarterback at Notre Dame. He’s currently off of social media, and at Notre Dame Media Day on Wednesday he explained why. 

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Sports Betting a Very Hot Topic During B1G Media Days

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In May, the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that opened the door for the legalization of sports betting in the United States. The highest court in the land ruled that a ban on sport betting was unconstitutional, and thus opened the door for the states to legalize gaming on sporting events.

Some states have legalizing sports gambling now, and others will do in so in the near term future. It’s an exciting time to be involved in the sports betting industry, as it is inevitably set to explode. July brings the unofficial start of the college football season, when leagues and teams hold their annual media days, and at B1G Media Days, sports betting was a very hot topic.

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Yankees Slam Papa John’s Founder, Suspend Partnership in Response to N-Word Scandal

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The massive fallout for pizza company Papa John’s and their founder John Schnatter continued Friday as the New York Yankees joined the list of businesses distancing themselves from the currently radioactive brand.

The Yankees suspended their current partnership with the pizza chain and blasted Schnatter’s remarks which recently came to light as “reprehensible.” Schnatter resigned as chairman of the Papa John’s board on Wednesday, after Forbes reported the pizza magnate’s having used the N-word during a media training exercise in May.

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Bill Murray Stories: New Doc Exactly What’s Needed Right Now

Paying very close attention to current events these days is a lugubrious chore. Keeping up on trending terms, then seeing why they’re trending, is also currently a very depressing experience.

We really need something and/or someone to step in and remind us all what is actually good about American life. Enter “The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From A Mythical Man.”

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Reports: Liverpool Star Mo Salah May Quit Egypt Over Political Reasons

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Liverpool and Egypt superstar Mo Salah may be done with his national side once this World Cup concludes.

CNN first reported that Salah is contemplating quitting the Egyptian National Team because he feels that he’s been treated like a political pawn in Chechnya; site of the Pharaohs World Cup training base.

Mo Salah feels he’s been drawn into a global geopolitical row, and it stems from when the leader of the Chechen Republic, the extremely controversial Ramzan Kadyrov, had the following to say via social media about the Premier League Player of the Year:

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Mexico National Team Fans Really Need to Cease the Offensive Chant

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FIFA continues their attempt to crack down on that certain homophobic and bigoted chant that you often hear from a very large contingent of Mexico National Team supporters. Today saw FIFA on Wednesday slap the Mexico Football Federation (FMF) with a $10,000 fine for “discriminatory and insulting chants” directed at Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

If you’re not familiar with this chant…I’ll let FOX Soccer tell it:

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