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Monday’s Sports Briefs – Washington Times

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

FOOTBALL FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) – New York Jets rookie safety Jamal Adams says during a forum with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and season-ticket holders that if he had his choice, the football field is “the perfect place to die.” Fans were able to ask questions during the session, which also included Jets running back Matt Forte. One brought up player health and safety, coming off the largest update on…

We’re Hiring A Fall 2017 Sports Intern | FiveThirtyEight – FiveThirtyEight

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

FiveThirtyEight is is looking for a fall sports intern. The internship will be a mix of writing, research and contributing to short stories and longer features. You’ll be learning the basics of sports journalism in general and data-based sports coverage in particular. Often, this will mean working with writers and editors to find a particular stat for a particular story, but this is not a research-only internship. You’ll be expected…

We’re Hiring A Fall 2017 Sports Intern – FiveThirtyEight

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

FiveThirtyEight is is looking for a fall sports intern. The internship will be a mix of writing, research and contributing to short stories and longer features. You’ll be learning the basics of sports journalism in general and data-based sports coverage in particular. Often, this will mean working with writers and editors to find a particular stat for a particular story, but this is not a research-only internship. You’ll be expected…

We’re Hiring A Fall 2017 Sports Intern – FiveThirtyEight

Monday, July 31, 2017

FiveThirtyEight is is looking for a fall sports intern. The internship will be a mix of writing, research and contributing to short stories and longer features. You’ll be learning the basics of sports journalism in general and data-based sports coverage in particular. Often, this will mean working with writers and editors to find a particular stat for a particular story, but this is not a research-only internship. You’ll be expected…

Sport Wales campaign for more women to get into sport – BBC News

Monday, July 31, 2017

Image copyright Sport Wales Image caption Ruby Woods, 26, from Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire organises female only bike rides Childcare, careers and a lack of confidence are among barriers faced by women in accessing sport, the governing body Sport Wales has said. Sport Wales undertook a survey which showed 54% of women had done at least one activity in the previous four weeks compared to 63% of men. It has launched…

Kayte Christensen: Sometimes We Forget Sports Are Just Sports – CBS Sacramento

Monday, July 31, 2017

Something has been bothering me the last few days. I read an article in Sports Illustrated entitled “The Many Layers of Boston’s Beef With Ray Allen” and it got me to thinking about the fact that as die hard sports fans we too often forget that sports are JUST sports. Ray Allen left the Boston Celtics in 2012 for the Miami Heat. The same Miami Heat team that knocked the…

The best sports bras for all sizes | Fox News – Fox News

Monday, July 31, 2017

AA-A Cup: Reebok CrossFit Front Rack Sports Bra, $45; at Reebok (sizes XS-XL) A post shared by Reebok Women (@reebokwomen) on Mar 16, 2017 at 6:38am PDT Curvy girls aren’t the only ones who need support while exercising, but unfortunately, many smaller sports bras offer little (if any). Reebok’s selection, which includes styles for low, medium and high-impact activity, is one exception. We love the brand’s fashion-forward CrossFit Front…

Euro 2017: Lionesses show how to raise the profile of women’s sport – be better than the men – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, July 31, 2017

And it’s not just team sports riding the wave of success. In tennis, Johanna Konta went one better than Andy Murray at Wimbledon this year by reaching the semi-finals. Heather Watson was a losing finalist in the mixed doubles – and Jordanne Whiley won the wheelchair doubles title while 11 weeks pregnant. London also played host to the World Para Athletic Championships this month, where women were again to the…

‘Fun focus’ of Sport Wales bid to get women active – BBC News

Monday, July 31, 2017

Image copyright Sport Wales Image caption Ruby Woods, 26, from Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire organises female only bike rides A new campaign to get more women in Wales active in sport will shift the focus from performance to fun. Sport Wales has set up Our Squad, an online community which unites a variety of sports, from roller derby to softball, and encourages women to get involved. It follows a survey which…

Communities banking on mega youth sports complexes – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Sunday, July 30, 2017

See more of the story ORLANDO, Fla. — Youth sports travel is scoring big as communities across the United States build multisport complexes crammed with state-of-the-art fields, rinks and courts in hopes of drawing not only tournaments for kids crazy about sports – but also parents who spend big on transportation, hotels, food and family entertainment. All across the country, communities are reinventing themselves as youth sports travel destinations, following…

The best sports bras for all sizes – Fox News

Sunday, July 30, 2017

AA-A Cup: Reebok CrossFit Front Rack Sports Bra, $45; at Reebok (sizes XS-XL) A post shared by Reebok Women (@reebokwomen) on Mar 16, 2017 at 6:38am PDT Curvy girls aren’t the only ones who need support while exercising, but unfortunately, many smaller sports bras offer little (if any). Reebok’s selection, which includes styles for low, medium and high-impact activity, is one exception. We love the brand’s fashion-forward CrossFit Front…

Communities banking on mega youth sports complexes – Sacramento Bee

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Youth sports travel is scoring big as communities across the United States build multisport complexes crammed with state-of-the-art fields, rinks and courts in hopes of drawing not only tournaments for kids crazy about sports – but also parents who spend big on transportation, hotels, food and family entertainment. All across the country, communities are reinventing themselves as youth sports travel destinations, following a model that Disney helped launch 20 years…

Claire Smith, a Pioneer in Sports Writing, Is Honored at Cooperstown – New York Times

Sunday, July 30, 2017

It was before that, during her years with The Hartford Courant as a pioneering, full-time female baseball beat writer covering the Yankees, that Smith met the most resistance from players and officials. But not from that era’s tumultuous Yanks, she said with a laugh. “They hardly noticed me,” she said, “because they were holding on for dear life.” Instead, her greatest challenge came from the San Diego Padres during their…

US Open of Surfing turns Huntington Beach into hotbed of extreme sports – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Vans U.S. Open of Surfing arrived on Huntington Beach this weekend, turning the seaside city into an extreme-sports fan paradise featuring some of the best surfers, skateboarders and BMX riders from across the globe. The festival, which runs through Aug. 6, kicked off early Saturday morning with the first round of heats in the junior men’s division. Though the summer months typically produce sporadic wave forecasts, many are excited…

Claire Smith Becomes First Female Recipient of Sports Writing Award – New York Times

Sunday, July 30, 2017

It was before that, during her years with The Hartford Courant as a pioneering, full-time female baseball beat writer covering the Yankees, that Smith met the most resistance from players and officials. But not from that era’s tumultuous Yanks, she said with a laugh. “They hardly noticed me,” she said, “because they were holding on for dear life.” Instead, her greatest challenge came from the San Diego Padres during their…

A vegan diet helps them win – but are sports stars committed to the cause? – The Guardian

Sunday, July 30, 2017

At 3pm next Saturday the world’s first and only vegan football club will make sporting history when they play in the Football League for the first time. Forest Green Rovers, who were founded in the 19th century by a man named Peach, and play in green at the appropriately named New Lawn, take on Barnet – the Bees – in their first fixture in League Two. They will use their…

As women’s sport grows, athletes find they can’t stay silent in the era of Trump – The Guardian

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Hardly a month seems to go by without high-profile US athletes speaking out on non-sporting causes. Increasingly, the most passionate voices belong to women. Take the recent basketball game between Seattle Storm and Chicago Sky. The team’s owners organised a pre-game rally in support of Planned Parenthood, the nonprofit that provides reproductive healthcare and whose funding is under perpetual attack from the Republican party and the Trump administration. Several players,…

State travel ban could sideline SDSU sports – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The San Diego State women’s soccer team is scheduled to play at Texas Tech on Sept. 15. A week later, the men’s soccer team plays a pair of games at Texas-Rio Grande Valley. It might be the last time an Aztecs team or athletic department personnel visit the state of Texas for a while. A California law enacted Jan. 1 prohibits most forms of state-funded travel to places with legislation…

Former Belmont star Evan Bradds makes fast break from basketball to sports writing – The Tennessean

Saturday, July 29, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Evan Bradds led the Bruins with 22 points (10 of 10 field goals). Mike Organ Evan Bradds, right, with Belmont coach Rick Byrd. Bradds was hired recently to write for MadMajorMadness.com.(Photo: Samuel Simpkins / Belmont) Evan Bradds has gone from pounding the boards to pounding the keyboard. The two-time OVC Player of the Year and Belmont all-time leading scorer’s basketball career was put on hold when he tore…

Friday’s Sports Briefs – Virginian-Pilot

Saturday, July 29, 2017

BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge is all done with the tooth scary — at least for now. The New York Yankees slugger was back in the starting lineup, a day after he accidentally lost half of his front left tooth during a home-plate celebration . “I’m all good,” he said. “Got it fixed.” The AL home run leader saw a dentist earlier in…