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The Best Tweets About Sports Illustrated’s Prophetic 2014 Astros Cover – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Did you hear? In 2014, Sports Illustrated predicted that the Astros would win the World Series in 2017. Did you hear? In 2014, Sports Illustrated predicted that the Astros would win the World Series in 2017. And it happened.  Here’s the backstory: The Astros were not a good baseball team in 2014. In fact, they were pretty bad, finishing the year 70–92, which actually followed three seasons of winning less than 60 games. But…

Joe Buck and John Smoltz Spearheaded Fox’s Excellent World Series Broadcast – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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Thursday’s Hot Clicks: Jess Strother; Kate Upton and Justin Verlander Enjoy Some World Series PDA – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

In Thursday’s Hot Clicks, we look at every angle of the Astros World Series victory. Plus a feature on the lovely Jess Strother. World Series Round-Up Houston, we have a title. It only took 55 years but the Astros are champions. Some items of interest: Yuli Gurriel tipped his hat to Yu Darvish during his first at-bat … ​Here’s a look at the game’s final out … Carlos Beltran cried…

That Astros Prediction? SI Did It Before… Kind of – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Did you know SI made another prescient prediction in 2011? By now you’ve heard about the 2014 Sports Illustrated cover that presaged the Astros’ 2017 World Series victory. But did know SI already correctly predicted a future World Series win? In the March 21, 2011 issue of SI, Joe Posnanski wrote an unusual season preview for the Kansas City Royals, written in the past tense from a future where the Royals are no longer a…

‘Not fit for purpose’: MPs hear claims of cheating in Paralympic sport – The Guardian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Athletes, coaches, parents and officials have shed new light on the depth of their concerns about cheating in Paralympic sport in written submissions to a parliamentary inquiry. After the digital culture media and sport committee heard oral evidence outlining concerns from senior figures such as Lady Tanni Grey-Thompson, an 11-time Paralympic champion, the wide-ranging evidence from those involved with the sport and governing bodies provided more detail on the troubling…

The Best Tweets About Sports Illustrated’s Prophetic 2014 Astros Cover – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Did you hear? In 2014, Sports Illustrated predicted that the Astros would win the World Series in 2017. Did you hear? In 2014, Sports Illustrated predicted that the Astros would win the World Series in 2017. And it happened.  Here’s the backstory: The Astros were not a good baseball team in 2014. In fact, they were pretty bad, finishing the year 70–92, which actually followed three seasons of winning less than 60 games. But…

Para-swimmers are ‘exaggerating their disability’, MPs told | Sport … – The Guardian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The crisis facing the Paralympic movement over alleged abuse of the classification system deepened on Wednesday after claims swimmers are deliberately exaggerating their disability in order to win more medals. Mark Hanson, whose daughter Levana is a swimmer, claimed one father bought a wheelchair on eBay so his child, who Hanson claimed had always walked unaided, could hoodwink classifiers into thinking the swimmer had a more severe disability. Tanni Grey-Thompson…

Para-swimmers are ‘exaggerating their disability’, MPs told | Sport … – The Guardian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The crisis facing the Paralympic movement over alleged abuse of the classification system deepened on Wednesday after claims swimmers are deliberately exaggerating their disability in order to win more medals. Mark Hanson, whose daughter Levana is a swimmer, claimed one father bought a wheelchair on eBay so his child, who Hanson claimed had always walked unaided, could hoodwink classifiers into thinking the swimmer had a more severe disability. Tanni Grey-Thompson…

A $75 million youth sports complex in Indiana had plans for big fun … – Indianapolis Star

Thursday, November 02, 2017

CLOSE A proposed sports resort in Portage is the latest large recreational sports complex slated for Indiana. Dwight Adams/IndyStar The Catalyst Lifestyles Sport Resort is an ambitious, $75 million youth recreational complex proposed for Portage, Ind. However, company officials filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Oct. 31, 2017.(Photo: Provided by Catalyst Lifestyles Spors Resort) The developers of a major Portage sports complex made a big splash — and lofty…

Week In Wrestling: The Real Reason Behind Emma’s WWE Release; What’s the Future for Rockstar Spud? – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 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: Emma, Darren Young, and Summer Rae released A WWE corporate release delivered some of the coldest words in wrestling this past Sunday, offering Emma, Darren Young, and Summer Rae “the best in all of their future endeavors.” The release of Emma was the most peculiar, considering she…

World Series Gambler Walking Away After Going Six for Six and Winning $14 Million – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

A mystery man who has won $14 million on the World Series will walk away with his winnings and not bet on Game 7.  Sir Let It Ride is no more. Long live Sir Let It Ride.  The mysterious World Series gambler, who bet on the winning team in each of the first six games of the series, reinvested his winnings each time and won $14 million in the process,…

Papa John’s says NFL is hurting pizza sales, blames NFL ‘leadership’ for issue – CBSSports.com

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Everyone wants a piece of the national anthem controversy surrounding the NFL, but not as many people want a piece of Papa John’s product lately, and the two things are connected, according to the pizza chain’s founder. Speaking on an earnings call Wednesday, John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s, blamed the NFL for a dropoff in sales at the pizza chain and pointed directly to the national anthem controversy. “The…

Para-swimmers are ‘exaggerating their disability’, MPs told – The Guardian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The crisis facing the Paralympic movement over alleged abuse of the classification system deepened on Wednesday after claims swimmers are deliberately exaggerating their disability in order to win more medals. Mark Hanson, whose daughter Levana is a swimmer, claimed one father bought a wheelchair on eBay so his child, who Hanson claimed had always walked unaided, could hoodwink classifiers into thinking the swimmer had a more severe disability. Tanni Grey-Thompson…

Week In Wrestling: The Real Reason Behind Emma’s WWE Release; What’s the Future for Rockstar Spud? – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 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: Emma, Darren Young, and Summer Rae released A WWE corporate release delivered some of the coldest words in wrestling this past Sunday, offering Emma, Darren Young, and Summer Rae “the best in all of their future endeavors.” The release of Emma was the most peculiar, considering she…

Why a $75 million Indiana sports complex for kids is going bankrupt – Indianapolis Star

Thursday, November 02, 2017

CLOSE A proposed sports resort in Portage is the latest large recreational sports complex slated for Indiana. Dwight Adams/IndyStar The Catalyst Lifestyles Sport Resort is an ambitious, $75 million youth recreational complex proposed for Portage, Ind. However, company officials filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Oct. 31, 2017.(Photo: Provided by Catalyst Lifestyles Spors Resort) The developers of a major Portage sports complex made a big splash — and lofty…

Papa John’s says NFL is hurting pizza sales, blames NFL ‘leadership’ for issue – CBSSports.com

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Everyone wants a piece of the national anthem controversy surrounding the NFL, but not as many people want a piece of Papa John’s product lately, and the two things are connected, according to the pizza chain’s founder. Speaking on an earnings call Wednesday, John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s, blamed the NFL for a dropoff in sales at the pizza chain and pointed directly to the national anthem controversy. “The…

Review: Samsung Gear Sport (2017) | WIRED – WIRED

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

When smartwatches were first teased, companies like Google promised they would unplaster our faces from our ever-present smartphone screens and wisp us into a new age where we could remain connected without feeling addicted. It didn’t happen. They’re good for fitness tracking and feeding smartphone notifications to our wrists, but smartwatches remain more of a computing side dish than a main course. But as side dishes go, the 2017 Samsung…

The Exploding Cost of Streaming Live Sports – Bloomberg

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

In the past 25 years the cost of broadcast rights for English Premier League soccer has surged thirtyfold as deep-pocketed media companies have grown to depend on live sports to win subscribers and keep them from defecting to online rivals. Next year an even richer bunch—those same internet giants that are wooing TV viewers—will likely show up at rights auctions, pushing prices even higher. “Live sports attracts a passionate fan…

Actor Michael Rapaport On Sports Highs, Lows And LeBron – NPR

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Michael Rapaport watches the action during a BIG3 basketball game at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., on July 9. Icon Sportswire/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Icon Sportswire/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Michael Rapaport watches the action during a BIG3 basketball game at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., on July 9. Icon Sportswire/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images When actor Michael Rapaport was growing up, he…

Bettor Wins $8 Million Bet on Dodgers to Win Game 6, Has Netted $14 Million on World Series – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A bettor in Vegas apparently placed $8 million on the Dodgers to win Game 6 of the World Series.  Sports betting is becoming more mainstream; your friends, people you work with, everyone’s betting nowadays.  Not everyone is betting like this high roller in Las Vegas.  According to RJ Bell, who is an odds provider for the Associated Press, a big-time bettor in Vegas has bet on the winning team in…