Archive for May, 2015

Charleston downs Auburn with four home runs

Friday, May 29th, 2015

It was Ervin Roper’s day. The College of Charleston catcher sent a two-out pitch over the right field fence in the 11-th inning Thursday, giving the Cougars a 7-6 victory over Auburn in the Tallahassee NCAA Baseball Regional.

 Ervin RoperHe’s definitely the player of the day,” said Cougar second baseman Blake Butler about Roper’s 4th home run of the season.  Roper’s blast traveled 330 feet, cleared a 30-foot high fence and was his second hit tie-breaking hit of the day. Charleston will face the winner of the Florida State Mercer game Saturday.

The story is here.

Cowherd Calls for FIFA boycott, pull your money if you care about people

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

“It’s disgusting,” is how Colin Cowherd described the conditions workers face building World Cup facilities in Qatar. Cowherd Thursday called for a corporate boycott of FIFA. The former Colin Cowherd ESPN RadioTampa sports reporter and current host of a midday program on ESPN radio called on Coke, McDonalds and other U.S. corporations to pull sponsorship money from FIFA in response to the 1,200 deaths already tallied in building stadiums and hotels for the 2022 World Cup.

Human rights violations in the Mid-East nation are well documented, here.  And the Human Rights Watch 2014 report is here.  It details how employers often confiscate passports and other documents of “guest workers” and then subject them to slave-like conditions.

“Talk is cheap,” said Cowherd. “Corporate America, you should pull out of soccer if you deeply care about people.”

ESPN insiders can hear Cowherd’s remarks here.  Talk of a boycott begins at about the 20 minute mark in the first hour of the May 28 program.