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Here’s why Dick’s Sporting Goods won’t suffer the same fate as Sports Authority – CNBC

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

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CBS Sports and Turner Sports Announce 2017 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Programming … – NCAA.com

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

For the seventh consecutive year, Turner Sports and CBS Sports will provide live coverage of all 67 games from the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – with all games streamed on NCAA March Madness Live. CBS will broadcast the NCAA Final Four National Semifinals on Saturday, April 1, and then the National Championship on Monday,…

Here’s why Dick’s Sporting Goods won’t suffer the same fate as Sports Authority – CNBC

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

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USA TODAY Sports Bracketology: Saint Mary’s is the underdog teams should fear – USA TODAY

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share USA TODAY Sports’ Nicole Auerbach gives out her awards for player, coach and freshman of the year. USA TODAY Sports Jock Landale and Calvin Hermanson of the Saint Mary’s Gaels celebrate.(Photo: Ethan Miller, Getty Images) Once NCAA tournament tips off, with conference play out of the way, it’s always somewhat surprising to see a second or third best team from a league do better than…

USA TODAY Sports player of the year: Kansas’ Frank Mason III – USA TODAY

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share USA TODAY Sports’ Nicole Auerbach gives out her awards for player, coach and freshman of the year. USA TODAY Sports Frank Mason III, with son Amari, honored on senior day.(Photo: Denny Medley, USA TODAY Sports) Kansas coach Bill Self knows a thing or two about history, and he means what he says when he says this: Frank Mason III’s jersey will someday hang from the…

Sports Direct faces 40% surge in European costs – Financial Times

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

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Would Adrian Peterson take a pay cut to chase a ring with New England? – Yahoo Sports

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

It’s not a foolproof plan, but it’s worked before: a standout veteran player, seemingly nearing the end of his career and in a strong place financially, takes a below-market rate with a Super Bowl-contending team. Just ask Darrelle Revis. Or Chris Long. Both had enjoyed individual success elsewhere but signed with the New England Patriots in the hopes of winning the one thing that had eluded them professionally. It worked…

Australia ‘crossed the line’ in Test defeat – India captain Kohli – BBC Sport

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

India captain Virat Kohli (right) looks at Australia counterpart Steve Smith as he walks off after being given out Australia captain Steve Smith “crossed the line” by breaking rules on getting help from his dressing room with the decision review system, India skipper Virat Kohli says. Smith, 27, was caught looking up to his side’s camp as he considered reviewing an LBW decision in Australia’s second Test defeat in Bangalore….

USA TODAY Sports player of the year: Kansas’ Frank Mason III – USA TODAY

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Kansas remains No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports coaches poll. USA TODAY Sports Frank Mason III, with son Amari, honored on senior day.(Photo: Denny Medley, USA TODAY Sports) Kansas coach Bill Self knows a thing or two about history, and he means what he says when he says this: Frank Mason III’s jersey will someday hang from the rafters of Allen Fieldhouse, one of…

Barstool Sports, Natural Light beer sponsoring NASCAR driver with epic paint scheme – Sporting News

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

After seeing its credentials revoked on NFL’s opening night before the Super Bowl, Barstool Sports has moved on to a much classier sport — NASCAR.  Barstool Sports, in a partnership with Natural Light beer, will be featured on Chris Buescher’s JTG Daugherty Racing‏ No. 37 car for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race in Las Vegas. Talk about a perfect fit for the controversial media company known for its slogan, “Saturdays are for the…

England cricket set to benefit from BT Sport’s £1.2bn rights victory with Sky Sports determined to compensate for … – Daily Mail

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

ECB planning to bring forward bidding for TV packages from 2020 onwards Fall-out between Sky and BT over football packages likely to lead to bidding war Sky more determined than ever to keep cricket coverage on their channels BT looking to increase investment in cricket after winning Australian rights By Charles Sale for the Daily Mail Published: 17:30 EST, 6 March 2017 | Updated: 02:01 EST, 7 March 2017 e-mail…

Lawsuit: UC’s Mick Cronin owes sports agency $206K – Cincinnati.com

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Buy Photo Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Mick Cronin watches from the sideline in the first half.(Photo: Sam Greene/The Enquirer)Buy Photo A sports agency says University of Cincinnati men’s basketball coach Mick Cronin owes at least $206,000 in unpaid fees and interest related to contract negotiations. The New York City-based agency, now known as The Legacy Agency, says it negotiated Cronin’s first contract with the university in 2006 as well as five subsequent…

NBA Power Rankings: Spurs seize No. 1 spot; out-of-sync Warriors take a tumble – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

March is kind of the month of NBA regret. You see, in November and December, you tell yourself the season just started. You don’t know anything at that point. In January and February, you tell yourself the season’s only halfway done. There’s still half the season to go. There’s always time to get healthy, to fix problems, to get some good wins, to gain some ground, to build a buffer….

Quiet the cars? Hell no, crank ’em up! – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The Sports Business Daily is reporting that NASCAR is considering a proposal to reduce the noise stock cars make in “a move that could make it easier for fans to talk to each other during races and engage more socially.” The move, according to the SBD, is yet another attempt to attract younger race fans. “Quieter cars could be targeted more toward millennials, who place heavy importance on the social…

BT Sport retains exclusive broadcast rights to the Champions League and Europa League in deal worth £1.18bn… and … – Daily Mail

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

BT Sport have secured exclusive rights to screen the Champions League and the Europa League until 2021 – extending their current deal by three years They have paid £394million per season to renew their contract BT will screen every game, including the new ‘double header’ kick-off times But new deal means the end of highlights shows on terrestrial channel ITV  By Adam Shergold for MailOnline Published: 02:35 EST, 6 March…

West Ham United 1-2 Chelsea – BBC Sport

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Eden Hazard finished off a wonderful counter-attack in the 25th minute Diego Costa and Eden Hazard scored as Chelsea beat West Ham to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to 10 points. It was the Blues’ 21st victory of the league season and another big step towards winning the title in Antonio Conte’s first season as manager. The Italian was once again spot on with his…

Lawsuit: UC’s Mick Cronin owes sports agency $206K – Cincinnati.com

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Buy Photo Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Mick Cronin watches from the sideline in the first half.(Photo: Sam Greene/The Enquirer)Buy Photo A sports agency says University of Cincinnati men’s basketball coach Mick Cronin owes at least $206,000 in unpaid fees and interest related to contract negotiations. The New York City-based agency, now known as The Legacy Agency, says it negotiated Cronin’s first contract with the university in 2006 as well as five subsequent…

5 things we learned about WrestleMania 33 from WWE Fastlane – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

That is, unless you actually expect a 50-year-old Goldberg to stick around past WrestleMania. Given that Goldberg’s only been in the ring for minutes at a time since his return, that doesn’t seem likely. Many WWE fans aren’t going to like the fact that, regardless of the result, the Universal Championship is going to be held by a part-timer, but at this point we should simply be hoping Lesnar-Goldberg…

Quiet the cars? Hell no, crank ’em up! – FOXSports.com

Monday, March 06, 2017

The Sports Business Daily is reporting that NASCAR is considering a proposal to reduce the noise stock cars make in “a move that could make it easier for fans to talk to each other during races and engage more socially.” The move, according to the SBD, is yet another attempt to attract younger race fans. “Quieter cars could be targeted more toward millennials, who place heavy importance on the social…

Sam Ponder has emerged as the favorite to replace Chris Berman on Sunday NFL Countdown – Sports Illustrated

Monday, March 06, 2017

It can often go ugly when a television entity moves on from a longtime staffer (see: Curry, Ann), but give ESPN management a ton of credit: They handled the end of the Chris Berman era with particular aplomb, threading the fine line of allowing Berman a celebratory exit as the host of Sunday NFL Countdown and ESPN’s NFL draft coverage while making it clear they were moving in a new…