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The ‘Me Too’ Movement Inevitably Spills Into Sports – New York Times

Friday, October 20, 2017

So far, more than 140 women, including athletes who competed at the highest levels of gymnastics, have come forward to say that Nassar had touched them inappropriately during medical appointments. Unlike Weinstein, Nassar is in jail, awaiting trial on multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct. He already has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges — he denies the many accusations of sexual assault — and faces decades of prison time….

This Is The Greatest Sports Day Of The Year – FiveThirtyEight

Friday, October 20, 2017

With nine NHL games, three NBA games, an NFL game and an MLB playoff game — made possible by the Chicago Cubs’ victory in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday — Thursday is your (first) sports equinox of 2017. What’s a sports equinox? As my former colleague Reuben Fischer-Baum wrote on a couple of occasions, it’s when all four major U.S. sports leagues — the NFL, NBA, NHL and…

The ‘Me Too’ Movement Inevitably Spills Into Sports – New York Times

Thursday, October 19, 2017

So far, more than 140 women, including athletes who competed at the highest levels of gymnastics, have come forward to say that Nassar had touched them inappropriately during medical appointments. Unlike Weinstein, Nassar is in jail, awaiting trial on multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct. He already has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges — he denies the many accusations of sexual assault — and faces decades of prison time….

ESPN Wanted Barstool Sports, But Without The Stench – Deadspin

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Image via ESPN This week, ESPN premiered a new show on ESPN 2 called Barstool Van Talk, hosted by Barstool Sports personalities and Pardon My Take podcast co-hosts PFT Commenter and Dan Katz. According to sources familiar with the situation, ESPN originally did not want the Barstool Sports name and logo associated with the new show, but caved after Barstool president Dave Portnoy insisted on the branding. Given that Barstool…

Colin’s direct message to Kyrie after leaving LeBron James – FOXSports.com

Thursday, October 19, 2017

– When Kyrie Irving decided, months ago, maybe driving around, popped into his head, maybe he’s talking to his agent– I don’t know– he decided months ago to leave LeBron. You know how I felt about that. I said, you don’t leave Magic. You don’t leave Michael. You don’t leave Duncan. You don’t leave Brady. You don’t leave Elway. You don’t leave LeBron. And one of the things I say…

LOOK: Rob Ryan wore a pink sport jacket on TV and Twitter totally crushed him – CBSSports.com

Thursday, October 19, 2017

We’re a long way from Buffalo. Twitter Former NFL defensive coordinator Rob Ryan — one half of the football-coachin’, bar-fightin’ Ryan Bros. twins — made a television appearance on Thursday morning. He went on FS1’s “Undisputed,” and boy did he look dapper. The general public has long been enamored with Ryan’s flowing silver locks, immaculate goatee, and free-spirited attitude. It turns out when you throw a pink sports coat on…

Thursday’s Hot Clicks: Nathalie Darcas; The Yankees Are Never Losing Again – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Yankees are unstoppable, Eddie Olczyk is tough as nails and more.  27 Ringzzzzzzz (For Now) I’m a Yankees fan (sorry, growing up in the 90’s an hour from the Bronx will do that to you) and it’s been way too long since I had a championship to celebrate. I mean, I was in high school the last time they won, for crying out loud. Good thing the Yanks are…

Thursday’s Hot Clicks: Nathalie Darcas; The Yankees Are Never Losing Again – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Yankees are unstoppable, Eddie Olczyk is tough as nails and more.  27 Ringzzzzzzz (For Now) I’m a Yankees fan (sorry, growing up in the 90’s an hour from the Bronx will do that to you) and it’s been way too long since I had a championship to celebrate. I mean, I was in high school the last time they won, for crying out loud. Good thing the Yanks are…

USA TODAY Sports college football staff picks for Week 8 – USA TODAY

Thursday, October 19, 2017

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ George Schroeder breaks down the matchup between Michigan and Penn State. USA TODAY Sports

USA TODAY Sports college football staff picks for Week 8 – USA TODAY

Thursday, October 19, 2017

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ George Schroeder breaks down the matchup between Michigan and Penn State. USA TODAY Sports

Mark Sampson: FA criticised by sports minister Tracey Crouch over ‘sorry saga’ – BBC Sport

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Martin Glenn and Greg Clarke faced questions from MPs in parliament on Wednesday Sports minister Tracey Crouch has urged the FA to improve, after its handling of discrimination claims against ex-England women’s boss Mark Sampson. She has previously warned the governing body could lose £30m-£40m of funding if it does not reform. “I hope that the FA learns lessons from this whole sorry saga,” said Crouch. She called on the…

Mark Sampson: FA criticised by sports minister Tracey Crouch over ‘sorry saga’ – BBC Sport

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Martin Glenn and Greg Clarke faced questions from MPs in parliament on Wednesday Sports minister Tracey Crouch has urged the FA to improve, after its handling of discrimination claims against ex-England women’s boss Mark Sampson. She has previously warned the governing body could lose £30m-£40m of funding if it does not reform. “I hope that the FA learns lessons from this whole sorry saga,” said Crouch. She called on the…

Sky Sports and BT Sport release Premier League festive TV fixtures – and make big call on Christmas Eve – Mirror.co.uk

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Football fans have scored a major victory after TV bosses decided not to show any games on Christmas Eve. Sky Sports wanted to show Arsenal’s game with Liverpool on December 24 in their Super Sunday 4pm slot but there was a major public backlash and it has now been switched to Friday December 22. Arsenal voiced concerns about getting stewards and staff to the Emirates on Christmas Eve while Jurgen…

Sky Sports and BT Sport release Premier League festive TV fixtures – and make big call on Christmas Eve – Mirror.co.uk

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Football fans have scored a major victory after TV bosses decided not to show any games on Christmas Eve. Sky Sports wanted to show Arsenal’s game with Liverpool on December 24 in their Super Sunday 4pm slot but there was a major public backlash and it has now been switched to Friday December 22. Arsenal voiced concerns about getting stewards and staff to the Emirates on Christmas Eve while Jurgen…

The Week in Wrestling: The Latest on Neville’s Situation and the Bullet Club’s Feud With WWE – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, October 19, 2017

SI.com’s Week in Wrestling is published every Wednesday and provides beneath the surface coverage of the business of pro wrestling. News of the Week: The Latest on Neville & WWE Nine days ago, 31-year-old Benjamin Satterley—better known to the wrestling world as Neville—reached an epiphany and made a bold, emphatic statement. Frustrated by the dizzying direction of his character and the lack of pay-offs, as well as the notorious WWE…

DC Sports Hall of Fame revises its induction criteria – Washington Post

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Paul Tagliabue, Mike Nelms and Tom McMillen talk before entering the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame in July. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) In one of the hardest-hitting pieces of journalism published over the past 12 months, The Washington Post’s D.C. Sports Bog asked some probing questions this summer about the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame, such as: Why are there so many more baseball and football players than hockey and…

Yankees, Masahiro Tanaka Silence Astros to Win Game 5 of ALCS – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Yankees surged to their third consecutive win with a dominant 5–0 win over the Astros on Wednesday night in the Bronx. New York now leads the series 3–2 and heads to Houston for Game 6, where it will have a chance to clinch its first World Series berth since 2009. 1. Where did the offense go? The Astros hardly resemble the force that broke a host of Major League…