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Saturday Sports: A Potential Women’s Hockey Boycott – NPR

Sunday, March 26, 2017

SCOTT SIMON, HOST: And it’s time for sports. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) SIMON: The women’s ice hockey world championship kicks off next week. The Czech Republic faces Switzerland on Friday. The U.S. women’s team are the reigning world champs. They won the last two tournaments, but they might boycott this year’s games. We’re joined now by Howard Bryant of ESPN and ESPN The Magazine. Howard, thanks for being with us. HOWARD…

Wisconsin in transition as successful seniors depart – FOXSports.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Zak Showalter and Ethan Happ walked quietly down the middle of the court, arm in arm, away from Florida’s celebration of a last-second victory. This NCAA Tournament loss is going to sting for a while for the Wisconsin Badgers. Decorated four-year careers for Showalter and his fellow seniors ended with an 84-83 loss in overtime to the Gators in the Sweet 16. Happ, a sophomore, will carry the memory with…

Thursday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

NCAA TOURNAMENT SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O’Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region. Xavier (30-13) stayed with the second-seeded Wildcats behind Bluiett’s 18 first-half points and tracked down the Wildcats after they tried to pull away in the second half. O’Mara scored on a power move inside, but missed a…

Saturday Sports: A Potential Women’s Hockey Boycott – NPR

Saturday, March 25, 2017

SCOTT SIMON, HOST: And it’s time for sports. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) SIMON: The women’s ice hockey world championship kicks off next week. The Czech Republic faces Switzerland on Friday. The U.S. women’s team are the reigning world champs. They won the last two tournaments, but they might boycott this year’s games. We’re joined now by Howard Bryant of ESPN and ESPN The Magazine. Howard, thanks for being with us. HOWARD…

Using Sports To Get Out of Poverty Doesn’t Work When You Have To Be Rich To Play – Forbes

Saturday, March 25, 2017

If I may name-drop for moment, a number of years ago I was chatting with Tom Farrey, ESPN reporter and executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society program, about youth sports issues, which he has covered well, in particular with his essential book of How We Got Here in Youth Sports, “Game On.” I’m 47, and he’s a few years older than I am but essentially of the…

Friday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

PENN STATE ABUSE SCANDAL HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was convicted of hushing up child sexual abuse allegations in 2001 against Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe Paterno. The jury found Spanier guilty of one misdemeanor count of child endangerment over his handling of a complaint…

Saturday Sports: A Potential Women’s Hockey Boycott – NPR

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about the upcoming women’s hockey championship. The U.S. women’s team says they may boycott the event over what they say is unequal treatment.

Friday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

PENN STATE ABUSE SCANDAL HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was convicted of hushing up child sexual abuse allegations in 2001 against Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe Paterno. The jury found Spanier guilty of one misdemeanor count of child endangerment over his handling of a complaint…

Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo Reportedly Being Pursued By CBS Sports – Forbes

Saturday, March 25, 2017

While the NFL offseason is over two weeks old, Tony Romo still remains a member of the Dallas Cowboys and there doesn’t seem to be a quick resolution of this situation. The long-time starting quarterback for the team has been linked to numerous teams, as well as to Fox Sports if he decides to stop playing football, but another NFL broadcaster could jump in the mix if he becomes available….

Thursday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

NCAA TOURNAMENT SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O’Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region. Xavier (30-13) stayed with the second-seeded Wildcats behind Bluiett’s 18 first-half points and tracked down the Wildcats after they tried to pull away in the second half. O’Mara scored on a power move inside, but missed a…

Buzzer beaters! Florida and Wisconsin trade last-second shots in wild Sweet 16 thriller – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The NCAA tournament had made it through almost three full rounds and 56 total games without a buzzer beater. Then, in a span of five minutes in the Florida-Wisconsin game, there were two. The madness had finally begun. In the Wisconsin-Florida Sweet 16 game, Florida’s Chris Chiozza drilled a full-speed, stop-on-a-dime 3-pointer as time expired in overtime to give his Gators a stunning 84-83 win. In case that wasn’t dramatic enough, the…

Friday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

PENN STATE ABUSE SCANDAL HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was convicted of hushing up child sexual abuse allegations in 2001 against Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe Paterno. The jury found Spanier guilty of one misdemeanor count of child endangerment over his handling of a complaint…

Thursday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

NCAA TOURNAMENT SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O’Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region. Xavier (30-13) stayed with the second-seeded Wildcats behind Bluiett’s 18 first-half points and tracked down the Wildcats after they tried to pull away in the second half. O’Mara scored on a power move inside, but missed a…

Watch: Frank Martin gives the best answer to a Sports Illustrated Kids reporter – Sports Illustrated

Saturday, March 25, 2017

South Carolina coach Frank Martin delivered the best answer to a question from a Sports Illustrated Kids reporter. Max Bonnsstetter asked “When you coach and teach your team defense, what’s more important technique or attitude?” Watch Martin’s response below: “First of all, a lot of respect to you. that’s a heck of a question,” Martin said. “I’ve been doing this a long time, and that’s the first…

Here’s Saturday’s Sports on TV Lineup – The Courier-Journal

Saturday, March 25, 2017

SATURDAY ON TV HORSE RACING 9:30 a.m. NBCSN — Dubai World Cup (plus the Dubai Golden Shaheen, Dubai Turf and Dubai Sheema Classic), at Dubai, United Arab Emirates MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3 p.m. CBS-32 — NCAA Division II Tournament, championship, Fairmont St. vs. NW Missouri St., at Sioux Falls, S.D. 6:09 p.m. TBS — NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight, regional final, Gonzaga vs. Xavier, at San Jose, Calif. 8:49 p.m. TBS…

Thursday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

NCAA TOURNAMENT SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O’Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region. Xavier (30-13) stayed with the second-seeded Wildcats behind Bluiett’s 18 first-half points and tracked down the Wildcats after they tried to pull away in the second half. O’Mara scored on a power move inside, but missed a…

Thursday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

NCAA TOURNAMENT SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O’Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region. Xavier (30-13) stayed with the second-seeded Wildcats behind Bluiett’s 18 first-half points and tracked down the Wildcats after they tried to pull away in the second half. O’Mara scored on a power move inside, but missed a…

The best sports to watch, know, and read about this weekend – SB Nation

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Congrats, my friends! You’ve almost made it to the weekend! That’s right: You no longer have to minimize the window you’re streaming games on as your boss walks by and can instead watch from the comfort of your own couch, bar stool, or parents’ basement. Here’s how to make the most of your free time when it comes to sports. WHAT TO WATCH Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images FRIDAY I…

LaVar Ball is the best thing to happen to sports in years – Business Insider

Saturday, March 25, 2017

LaVar Ball with his son Lonzo. Mark J. Terrill The best thing to happen to sports in years is happening right before our eyes, and most sports fans and members of the sports media just want it to go away. It is not a team. It is not an athlete. It is not a talking head. It is LaVar Ball, the boisterous father of UCLA star freshman Lonzo Ball and…

State of Sport: British athlete care must improve – Tanni Grey-Thompson – BBC News

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Grey-Thompson was speaking at a debate organised by the BBC as part of its State of Sport coverage British Olympic and Paralympic sport must improve its athletes’ welfare, says Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. The 11-time Paralympic gold medallist has authored a forthcoming report into the subject, which has been brought into sharp focus by recent claims. British Swimming is the latest body to investigate claims of “bullying”, while several ex-riders have…