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One of the biggest youth sports injuries can be prevented – USA TODAY

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Dr. Christopher Brown works on an injured athlete.(Photo: Provided) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2.6 million children ages 19 and younger are treated in emergency departments each year for sports and recreation-related injuries. And those are just the incidents that make it to the ED. The injuries fall under the terms traumatic or non-traumatic (overuse injuries that develop over time), but that’s not to…

A sports rout on Wall Street – The Mercury News

Saturday, August 19, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Sporting goods retailers can’t shake their losing streak. Shares of stores that mostly sell sneakers and sporting gear plummeted Friday after Foot Locker and smaller rival Hibbett Sports reported a drop in sales in the latest quarter. Both also offered gloomy outlooks for the rest of the year. Sporting goods retailers are facing increasing competition from department stores and clothing chains, which are beefing up the…

Parents link concussion with football, but ignore other contact sports: survey – ABC News

Saturday, August 19, 2017

New research from a state-wide survey in Arizona may hold true for the rest of the country. Parents seem to understand that football can cause serious concussions, which in turn could cause serious long term neurological damage. But they are missing the memo when it comes to the risks associated with other contact sports. Soccer and cheerleading also have high rates of concussion, according to researchers at the Barrow Neurological…

A sports rout on Wall Street – Seattle Times

Friday, August 18, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Sporting goods retailers can’t shake their losing streak. Shares of stores that mostly sell sneakers and sporting gear plummeted Friday after Foot Locker and smaller rival Hibbett Sports reported a drop in sales in the latest quarter. Both also offered gloomy outlooks for the rest of the year. Sporting goods retailers are facing increasing competition from department stores and clothing chains, which are beefing up the…

Watch YouTuber Rap Names of Over 100 Different Sports Teams in One Song – RollingStone.com

Friday, August 18, 2017

Mac Lethal, a rapper on YouTube with over 800,000 subscribers, worked the names of basically every team from the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB into a song for his latest video. Related See Drake as Steph Curry in NBA Awards’ ‘Get Out’ Spoof Ayesha Curry sends her husband to “sunken place” in comic tribute to Jordan Peele’s beloved horror film The song begins with Mac Lethal talking about how his…

Could Trump’s Position On White Supremacists Cause Cancellation of Sport Team Visits To White House? – Forbes

Friday, August 18, 2017

Kevin Durant, the 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player of the champion Golden State Warriors, has said he won’t be joining the customary trip to the White House of champion teams. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) As the country fractures over the violence in Charlottesville sparked by a white supremacist rally, how President Trump has reacted has done more to increase tensions than quell them. Trump has refused to directly denounce white supremacists saying that…

LOOK: LeBron James sports new-look Cleveland Cavaliers jersey – CBSSports.com

Friday, August 18, 2017

It’s only fitting that LeBron James, the face of Nike, help show off the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ new-look uniform now that Nike has replaced Adidas as the jersey provider for the NBA for next season.  James teased the new uniform threads via an Instagram post Thursday, and although we had a good idea what they might look like thanks to an internet leaker, there’s no replacement seeing it up-close and personal…

Sports Tonight: Phils lost more than their hearts to San Francisco – Philly.com

Friday, August 18, 2017

Even though both franchises joined the National League in 1883, the Phillies and San Francisco Giants are never referred to as one of the historic rivalries in Major League Baseball. Personally, I still feel a pain in my stomach whenever the Phillies play…

Could Trump’s Position On White Supremacists Cause Cancellation of Sport Team Visits To White House? – Forbes

Friday, August 18, 2017

Kevin Durant, the 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player of the champion Golden State Warriors, has said he won’t be joining the customary trip to the White House of champion teams. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) As the country fractures over the violence in Charlottesville sparked by a white supremacist rally, how President Trump has reacted has done more to increase tensions than quell them. Trump has refused to directly denounce white supremacists saying that…

Could Trump’s Position On White Supremacists Cause Cancellation of Sport Team Visits To White House? – Forbes

Friday, August 18, 2017

Kevin Durant, the 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player of the champion Golden State Warriors, has said he won’t be making the trip to the White House to meet with President Trump as part of the tradition of US sports champions. Could Trump’s incendiary position of not forcefully denounce white supremacy in all its forms could create an environment where so few players would visit Trump that the photo op would be…

Could Trump’s Position On White Supremacists Cause Cancellation of Sport Team Visits To White House? – Forbes

Friday, August 18, 2017

Kevin Durant, the 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player of the champion Golden State Warriors, has said he won’t be making the trip to the White House to meet with President Trump as part of the tradition of US sports champions. Could Trump’s incendiary position of not forcefully denounce white supremacy in all its forms could create an environment where so few players would visit Trump that the photo op would be…

Tampa Sports Teams Donate Money to Remove Confederate Monument – New York Times

Friday, August 18, 2017

The teams, apparently, responded to a post on Twitter made Thursday morning by the former Buccaneers Coach Tony Dungy, who said he would donate $5,000 but also challenged the Buccaneers, Lightning and Rays to offer their financial support. Dungy posted a link to a GoFundMe site for anyone wishing to donate to what the page called the “Tampa Statue Relocation Fund.” I salute @TBBuccaneers @RaysBaseball @TBLightning @TampaBayStorm for stepping up…

Turner gets in the sports streaming game with UEFA Champions League soccer – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Turner is kicking off a new sports streaming video service next year that will carry its coverage of UEFA Champions League soccer. The service announced Thursday is Turner’s first endeavor in streaming sports coverage — the new frontier in “over-the-top” distribution of programming, in which shows can be watched online without a pay-TV subscription. It comes a week after ESPN announced the launch of a similar streaming service that will…

News Corp. and Telstra’s Foxtel to Merge With Fox Sports Australia – Variety

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Foxtel and Fox Sports Australia are set to be combined into a new premium pay-TV sports and entertainment company Down Under, a move designed to pave the way for an eventual IPO. Parent companies Telstra and News Corp. announced the merger Thursday, saying the combined entity would align ownership and management and offer Australian consumers greater choice. The companies aim to complete the transaction in the first half of 2018,…

PODCAST: The Sports Dealmaker For All Seasons Posits On Team Values – Forbes

Thursday, August 17, 2017

There are big moves going down in the NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL. The Miami Marlins, Houston Rockets and Carolina Hurricanes are being sold, while the Chargers moved to Los Angeles from San Diego and the Raiders are moving from Oakland to Las Vegas. And the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to raise over $150 million through sales of limited partner stakes. Salvatore Galatioto, president of Galatioto Sports Partners LLC,…

News Corp. and Telstra’s Foxtel to Merge With Fox Sports Australia – Variety

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Foxtel and Fox Sports Australia are set to be combined into a new premium pay-TV sports and entertainment company Down Under, a move designed to pave the way for an eventual IPO. Parent companies Telstra and News Corp. announced the merger Thursday, saying the combined entity would align ownership and management and offer Australian consumers greater choice. The companies aim to complete the transaction in the first half of 2018,…

Nielsen announces new division to measure e-sports sponsorships – TechCrunch

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Another sign that e-sports are turning into a big business: Nielsen is launching a new division focused providing research and consulting to the industry. The measurement firm already has a unit focused on gaming — in fact, Nicole Pike, Nielsen’s vice president of gaming, said Nielsen Esports was created in response to growing interest from the firm’s gaming clients. One of the biggest opportunities, Pike said, lies in measuring the value…

Nielsen announces new division unit to measure e-sports sponsorships – TechCrunch

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Another sign that e-sports are turning into a big business: Nielsen is launching a new division focused providing research and consulting to the industry. The measurement firm already has a unit focused on gaming — in fact, Nicole Pike, Nielsen’s vice president of gaming, said Nielsen Esports was created in response to growing interest from the firm’s gaming clients. One of the biggest opportunities, Pike said, lies in measuring the value…

Olympic legacy: Did £1bn after 2012 get any more people doing sport? – BBC News

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mo Farah wins gold in Men’s 5000m, London 2012 Five years ago this month, the London Olympic Games – seen as a great success for Britain – came to a close. At the time, the country was promised that the end of the Games would not mean the end of the success story, that there would be a lasting legacy for sport participation. But, in…