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10 Thoughts on NBA Opening Night Media Coverage – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ten NBA media items following the opening night of the 2017-18 season. • When a sports television broadcaster is presented with the kind of gruesome injury Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffered in the first quarter of Tuesday’s Cavs-Celtics game, the goal above all is to cover the injury with accuracy, reporting thoughtfulness. Last night was not an easy situation for TNT but I thought they did very well, especially the…

Traina Thoughts: Charles Barkley Had A Ridiculous Take on National Anthem Protests – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

1. Charles Barkley, who likes to play the game that he doesn’t seek attention while always seeking attention, weighed in on the NFL’s national anthem protests on Tuesday. Barkley’s big message? The media has made everything worse. Here’s what he said on a conference call: “I’m sick of these media guys who have hijacked the whole Colin Kaepernick situation and made it about who’s protesting, who’s standing for the Anthem….

Cris Carter on Gordon Hayward’s injury: ‘It’s beyond the competition’ – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Jay Wright tells Nick and Cris what he is most proud of about his Villanova program 3 hours ago

Pole-dancing in the Olympics? International sports federation recognition helps pave the way. – Washington Post

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Pole-dancing is emerging as a sport — and a clean one in more ways than one. Their clothes stay on and top-level participants must comply with World Anti-Doping Agency standards. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images) No strip club necessary. Pole-dancing now stands on its own as a provisionally recognized sport thanks to the Global Association of International Sports Federation, which granted the activity’s international governing federation “observer status” earlier this month….

Five-star prospect Emmitt Williams charged with sexual battery, false imprisonment – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Emmitt Williams is the No. 21-ranked prospect in the nation, according to 247Sports. 247Sports Five-star prospect Emmitt Williams was arrested early Wednesday in Florida and charged with sexual battery and false imprisonment, according to police records. A coach who has been recruiting Williams further confirmed the arrest to CBS Sports. Williams, a senior at Oak Ridge High in Orlando, is ranked 21st in the Class of 2018, according to 247Sports….

Cris Carter on Gordon Hayward’s injury: ‘It’s beyond the competition’ – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cris Carter gives Dez Bryant a strong ultimatum 1 hr ago

Gran Turismo Sport’s high-end bonuses: HDR is incredible, but VR is not – Ars Technica

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

reader comments 13 As Ars’s resident car guru Jonathan Gitlin tears through the racing nuts and bolts of this week’s new racing video game, Gran Turismo Sport, he has asked me to kill time by reviewing its higher-end elements. Namely, Jon owns neither a PlayStation VR headset nor a 4K HDR display, and both of those are specifically and uniquely supported by the latest Gran Turismo game (and first in the series…

The Disastrous Gordon Hayward Injury and How the Celtics Might Respond – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

“Oh my goodness, Hayward came down so hard,” Kevin Harlan was saying halfway through the first quarter of the TNT broadcast. And then a second later: “Hayward broke his leg. Hayward has broken his leg. Hayward has broken his leg.” Then more silence. “Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. And that is how quickly a season can change.” Then Reggie Miller: “This is unbelievable. I mean…” For the next 90…

America’s Richest Sports Team Owners 2017 – Forbes

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Entry to the Forbes 400 is harder than ever, with a minimum net worth of $2 billion needed to crack the list of richest Americans. The bar for entry is up 18% from last year thanks to a booming stock market. The world of sports is well represented, with more than 10% of the 400 owning a major sports team. Franchise owners are profiting from a media landscape in which…

Traina Thoughts: Samantha Ponder Vs. Barstool Shows ESPN’s Lack Of Consistency – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

1. Let me be perfectly clear about something right up front. I do not for one second think Samantha Ponder should be disciplined in any way for using Twitter Monday to (mistakenly) call out Barstool Sports’ Big Cat, whose new show debuts on ESPN2 tonight, for a blog post that appeared on Barstool in 2014. Having said that, I find it curious that ESPN fully supported Ponder’s actions, while suspending…

Las Vegas Gets Another Pro Sports Team – MGM Resorts Buys Its Very Own WNBA Franchise – Forbes

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The WNBA San Antonio Stars (in gray) are moving to Las Vegas under new owners – S&P 500 company MGM Resorts International. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Spectator sports has long been America’s favorite form of entertainment, and Las Vegas has long been one of America’s favorite vacation destinations. But for decades, the two existed in a relative vacuum – at least outside of the race and sports books, where billions…

America’s Richest Sports Team Owners 2017 – Forbes

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Entry to the Forbes 400 is harder than ever, with a minimum net worth of $2 billion needed to crack the list of richest Americans. The bar for entry is up 18% from last year thanks to a booming stock market. The world of sports is well represented, with more than 10% of the 400 owning a major sports team. Franchise owners are profiting from a media landscape in which…

Traina Thoughts: Samantha Ponder Vs. Barstool Shows ESPN’s Lack Of Consistency – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

1. Let me be perfectly clear about something right up front. I do not for one second think Samantha Ponder should be disciplined in any way for using Twitter Monday to (mistakenly) call out Barstool Sports’ Big Cat, whose new show debuts on ESPN2 tonight, for a blog post that appeared on Barstool in 2014. Having said that, I find it curious that ESPN fully supported Ponder’s actions, while suspending…

Gordon Hayward injury will be test of Celtics’ mettle – Yahoo Sports

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

CLEVELAND – Gordon Hayward hit the floor Tuesday night, and suddenly everything that was supposed to matter didn’t. Six minutes into the season opener and there was Hayward, swiveling his body toward the Cavaliers’ bench, his ankle fractured, his foot twisted nearly 120 degrees, hanging limply off his leg. Referee Monty McCutchen immediately signaled a timeout as Cavs players seated on the bench recoiled, leaped to their feet and raced…

Kevin Durant can’t beat the buzzer, as the Rockets come back to stun the Warriors – Yahoo Sports

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Golden State Warriors kicked off the 2017-18 NBA season with a huge celebration of their 2017 NBA championship, and eager to start their pursuit of a third title in four years. Come the end of opening night, though, it’d be the Houston Rockets celebrating, thanks to the slimmest of margins and the length of Kevin Durant’s fingertips: [Now’s the time to sign up for Fantasy Basketball! Join for free]…

America’s Richest Sports Team Owners 2017 – Forbes

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Entry to the Forbes 400 is harder than ever, with a minimum net worth of $2 billion needed to crack the list of richest Americans. The bar for entry is up 18% from last year thanks to a booming stock market. The world of sports is well represented, with more than 10% of the 400 owning a major sports team. Franchise owners are profiting from a media landscape in which…

Traina Thoughts: Samantha Ponder Vs. Barstool Shows ESPN’s Lack Of Consistency – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

1. Let me be perfectly clear about something right up front. I do not for one second think Samantha Ponder should be disciplined in any way for using Twitter Monday to (mistakenly) call out Barstool Sports’ Big Cat, whose new show debuts on ESPN2 tonight, for a blog post that appeared on Barstool in 2014. Having said that, I find it curious that ESPN fully supported Ponder’s actions, while suspending…

America’s Richest Sports Team Owners 2017 – Forbes

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Entry to the Forbes 400 is harder than ever, with a minimum net worth of $2 billion needed to crack the list of richest Americans. The bar for entry is up 18% from last year thanks to a booming stock market. The world of sports is well represented, with more than 10% of the 400 owning a major sports team. Franchise owners are profiting from a media landscape in which…

Traina Thoughts: Samantha Ponder Vs. Barstool Shows ESPN’s Lack Of Consistency – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

1. Let me be perfectly clear about something right up front. I do not for one second think Samantha Ponder should be disciplined in any way for using Twitter Monday to (mistakenly) call out Barstool Sports’ Big Cat, whose new show debuts on ESPN2 tonight, for a blog post that appeared on Barstool in 2014. Having said that, I find it curious that ESPN fully supported Ponder’s actions, while suspending…

2017 CBS Sports Midseason All-America team: College football’s best so far – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

We’re seven-plus weeks into the 2017 season, which means it is the perfect time to reveal the 2017 CBS Sports Midseason All-America Team as voted on by our panel of college football analysts and insiders. There were six unanimous selections — three on offense — with a whopping 24 different programs represented among the 28 first-team selections (one tie). Alabama Crimson Tide , NC State, Ohio State Buckeyes , Oklahoma…