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Full NHRA final round results from New England Nationals – FOXSports.com

Monday, June 05, 2017

History was nearly made in Sunday’s NHRA New Englad Nationals final rounds in Epping, N.H. After Brittany Force and Erica Enders won their respective classes, Courtney Force came up just short of making it a historical trifecta. Check out the full results from the New England Nationals.

Derek Fisher Car Crash Footage Shows Wreckage Before DUI Arrest – TMZ.com

Monday, June 05, 2017

3:06 PM PT — A rep for Derek and Gloria tells TMZ Sports … “On behalf of Derek Fisher and Gloria Govan, they would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. They are beyond grateful that they are both okay and that no one else was involved. Both Derek and Gloria are home and ask that you respect their privacy.” Derek Fisher was arrested on suspicion of DUI Sunday after…

While you were sleeping, the sports world went topsy-turvy – New York Post

Sunday, June 04, 2017

What was the name of that New York guy who fell asleep? Mike Francesa? No, despite indisputable, conclusive replay evidence, “Let’s Be Honest” denied it, and he wouldn’t lie. It was something like Jeff Van Gundy, or … Oh, yeah, Rip Van Winkle; he’s the guy! So it is Thursday, and Rip awakens to find, in addition to needing a shave, the fourth inning of Yankees-Blue Jays on YES. That…

Paul Daugherty: The age of sports heroes is dead – Cincinnati.com

Sunday, June 04, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE A police report lists four medications, including Vicodin, that Tiger Woods reported taking when he was stopped for DUI. Woods told officers he was recovering from surgery. Woods has had four back surgeries since 2014, the latest in April. (May 30) AP Paul Daugherty wonders: If Tiger Woods ever returns to competitive golf, whom will we choose to see?(Photo: Kamran Jebreili, AP)     The…

Friday’s Sports in Brief – Washington Times

Saturday, June 03, 2017

PENN STATE HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Penn State’s former president and two other ex-administrators were sentenced to at least two months in jail for failing to report a child sexual abuse allegation against Jerry Sandusky a decade before his arrest engulfed the university in scandal and brought down football coach Joe Paterno. “They ignored the opportunity to put an end to his crimes when they had a chance to do…

‘We’ve found religion down here’: Sports startup firm considers Frisco a home run – Dallas News (blog)

Saturday, June 03, 2017

“We believe nothing happens unless it is shared socially,” said Natascha French, the company’s chief marketing officer.  Want to serve a ball to tennis great Roger Federer in hologram form, have him return it and capture the moment on video? VNTANA did that.  ‘A Snapchat world’ The Texas trip was hosted by LaunchPad City, which works with startups and has been in talks to bring a branch of Stadia Ventures…

Man stole $3.5M from city to buy and resell sports tickets: feds – New York Post

Saturday, June 03, 2017

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — A New York man is facing federal charges that he stole $3.5 million from a Florida city to buy sports tickets and resell them online. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 44-year-old David J. Miller of Syracuse stole money from Miami Beach between last July and October using a stolen identity and bank information to buy season and individual game tickets to National Football League games and…

Friday’s Sports in Brief – Washington Times

Saturday, June 03, 2017

PENN STATE HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Penn State’s former president and two other ex-administrators were sentenced to at least two months in jail for failing to report a child sexual abuse allegation against Jerry Sandusky a decade before his arrest engulfed the university in scandal and brought down football coach Joe Paterno. “They ignored the opportunity to put an end to his crimes when they had a chance to do…

Friday’s Sports in Brief – Washington Times – Washington Times

Saturday, June 03, 2017

PENN STATE HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Penn State’s former president and two other ex-administrators were sentenced to at least two months in jail for failing to report a child sexual abuse allegation against Jerry Sandusky a decade before his arrest engulfed the university in scandal and brought down football coach Joe Paterno. “They ignored the opportunity to put an end to his crimes when they had a chance to do…

Sports TV listings for Saturday June 3 – Roanoke Times

Saturday, June 03, 2017

ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE 7 p.m.: CBS Sports Network, Cleveland at Washington AUTO RACING 9 a.m.: Fox Sports 1, NASCAR Monster Energy Series, AAA 400 Drive for Autism, practice, at Dover, Del. 10 a.m.: Fox Sports 1, NASCAR Xfinity Series, OneMain Financial 200, qualifying, at Dover, Del. 11:30 a.m.: Fox Sports 1, NASCAR Monster Energy Series, AAA 400 Drive for Autism, final practice, at Dover, Del. 12:30…

Friday’s Sports in Brief – Washington Times

Saturday, June 03, 2017

PENN STATE HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Penn State’s former president and two other ex-administrators were sentenced to at least two months in jail for failing to report a child sexual abuse allegation against Jerry Sandusky a decade before his arrest engulfed the university in scandal and brought down football coach Joe Paterno. “They ignored the opportunity to put an end to his crimes when they had a chance to do…

Sports Illustrated gives grade for Falcons’ offseason – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Saturday, June 03, 2017

“Overall, it seemed Dimitroff didn’t push the panic button after the Super Bowl collapse,” Kaplan wrote. “He barely touched the offense and made enough tweaks on defense to hope his players can repeat what they did in 2016, with a better finish.”

How To Be A Great Sports Agent: Marketing Pt. 4 – Forbes

Saturday, June 03, 2017

The flow of information in today’s world has largely shifted to the Internet. The successful branding of an athlete requires a strategy to present them on the multiple platforms of content supply in an appealing way. Web experts can be helpful in designing and building the right website for an athlete. Interactivity with fans and the public is key. Back in the 90’s my firm built out a website called…

Fox Focuses on Sports in Early TV Upfront Talks – Variety

Friday, June 02, 2017

Fox Networks Group is placing an emphasis on its sports content in early-stage “upfront” talks,  the latest sign of the growing importance the company sees in NFL and MLB broadcasts and the like. The 21st Century Fox-owned unit is “trying to push multi-year sports deals,” said one person familiar with the tone of negotiations. Two other people familiar with talks confirmed that Fox had put an early focus on sports…

Sports Illustrated gives grade for Falcons’ offseason – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Friday, June 02, 2017

“Overall, it seemed Dimitroff didn’t push the panic button after the Super Bowl collapse,” Kaplan wrote. “He barely touched the offense and made enough tweaks on defense to hope his players can repeat what they did in 2016, with a better finish.”

New Charter school will use sports to teach – mySanAntonio.com

Friday, June 02, 2017

Football isn’t easy, so that’s why teams practice the same few plays over and over and over. And the repetition only ends when everyone gets it right. Players who blow a blocking assignment or drop a pass in football practice cause everyone to do it again, so teammates try to encourage the singled-out player to do it well. Some will offer suggestions. Others will help him accomplish the task. If…

Fury as sports blogger calls Rihanna ‘fat’ and claims her size is ‘tough to stomach’ in cruel online rant – The Sun

Friday, June 02, 2017

A BLOGGER has sparked fury for an article complaining Rihanna is going to make “being fat the hot new trend”. New York-based Chris Spagnuolo also claimed the singer looked like she weighed “180lbs” in photos taken of her a week ago. Pictured is a tweet linking to the offending article, which has since been taken down The cruel article referred to this photograph of the singer taken a week ago…

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

Friday, June 02, 2017

FRIDAY ON TV COLLEGE BASEBALL Noon ESPNU — NCAA Tournament, Lexington Regional, Kentucky vs. Ohio 3 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA Tournament, Regional, Texas A&M vs. Baylor, Houston 6 p.m. ESPN3 — NCAA Tournament, Louisville Regional, Louisville vs. Radford 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA Tournament, Regional, UCLA vs. Texas, at Long Beach, Calif. MLB BASEBALL 2:20 p.m. MLB — St. Louis at Chicago Cubs 7:05 p.m. MLB — Boston at Baltimore…

Mascots & lions – Sport quiz of the week – BBC Sport

Friday, June 02, 2017

It’s time to take on the BBC Sport and A Question of Sport’s weekly quiz – have you been paying attention to what’s been going on in the world of sport in the past week? Picture credits: Getty Images, Reuters.

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

Friday, June 02, 2017

FRIDAY ON TV COLLEGE BASEBALL Noon ESPNU — NCAA Tournament, Lexington Regional, Kentucky vs. Ohio 3 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA Tournament, Regional, Texas A&M vs. Baylor, Houston 6 p.m. ESPN3 — NCAA Tournament, Louisville Regional, Louisville vs. Radford 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA Tournament, Regional, UCLA vs. Texas, at Long Beach, Calif. MLB BASEBALL 2:20 p.m. MLB — St. Louis at Chicago Cubs 7:05 p.m. MLB — Boston at Baltimore…