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Amazing how much in Chicago sports has changed since 2009 – Chicago Tribune

Monday, April 10, 2017

The byline on the story you’re reading last appeared in these pages in October 2009, before the Yankees-Phillies World Series. The odds of it ever appearing here again weren’t good at the time, but if a reality-show tycoon can be elected president, Northwestern can make the NCAA tournament and the Cubs can win the World Series, who is to doubt the existence of miracles? Said byline ran above a story…

Winners and losers from a memorable week at the Masters – FOXSports.com

Monday, April 10, 2017

We’ve talked a lot about the new attitude and “new” Sergio over the last year or so, but it hasn’t shown on the golf course like it did on Sunday. Sergio missed some short putts and hit a few loose irons in the middle of his round and everyone collectively thought, “here we go again,” but the 37-year-old wouldn’t give up. For a guy that has said this golf…

Dele Alli: Better than Lampard, Gerrard and Beckham combined? – BBC News

Monday, April 10, 2017

Dele Alli (centre) has scored more league goals (16) this season than any other under-21 player in Europe’s top five leagues Is Alli among England’s greats? How good was that Manchester City team goal? Is Philippe Coutinho now Brazil’s greatest export? We try to answer those questions and take a look at some of the other interesting stats from the weekend. Could Alli be ‘The Greatest’? The stat: Dele Alli…

Sports world reacts to Russell Westbrook’s record-setting performance – ESPN

Monday, April 10, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Russell Westbrook celebrates his game-winning 3-pointer on Sunday against the Nuggets. The Thunder guard finished with 50 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists for his 42nd triple-double of 2016-17, breaking Oscar Robertson’s single-season record. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Russell Westbrook had seemingly been building up to this moment the entire season. Triple-double after triple-double, the Oklahoma City point guard inched toward history…

Fox Sports’ Shannon Sharpe: We’ve Got to Stop Tebow – NewsBusters (blog)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Tim Tebow’s home run in his first professional baseball at-bat was an electric moment for many sports fans and media. Not for Shannon Sharpe though. The co-host of The Undisputed on Fox Sports 1 complained Friday that Tebow shouldn’t even be allowed to play baseball. “We’ve got to stop this,” Sharpe demanded. “Here’s a guy who is going to try every sport until he finds something he’s good at. How…

Why Sports Sunglasses Have Different Colored Tints and Why That Matters – Lifehacker

Monday, April 10, 2017

Image from Pixabay. If you’ve ever shopped for sports sunglasses for running, cycling, hiking, or whatever else, you know there are tons of different colored lenses to choose from. From copper to rose to yellow, these do make a little bit of a difference in what you see. The Wirecutter digs into when and why this might matter. Advertisement Tint on sunglasses is are referred to as base tint, which…

Looks like good times ahead for Auburn’s Big Three sports – AL.com

Monday, April 10, 2017

Remember when the Big Three sports at Auburn looked like the SEC’s version of the Three Stooges? Remember when football, men’s basketball and baseball veered between struggling, sputtering and completely striking out? You don’t need a photographic memory and total recall to flash back to those dark days because the struggle was real and recent. The pigskin, roundball and hardball Tigers haven’t reached the end of the road back to…

Hamilton creating new entities to foster mega sports complex – Hamilton Journal News

Sunday, April 09, 2017

One reason financiers of such developers like such improvements is, “it’s a more stable credit, and it secures their debt to the property. So if a project goes belly-up, it’s not a consumer debt where it just liquidates the debt,” Vanderhorst said. “In this case, it attaches, just like a property tax. And so when somebody buys it, they buy it subject to the assessment, and the underwriters look at…

Bill ready to regulate fantasy sports betting in Illinois – The State Journal-Register

Sunday, April 09, 2017

By Brian Robbins State Capitol Bureau A bill to allow and regulate online daily fantasy sports betting has been introduced in the General Assembly, but opponents say it will hurt other forms of gambling in Illinois. The bill is intended to supercede a 2015 advisory opinion by Attorney General Lisa Madigan that daily fantasy sports betting was illegal under state gambling law. The legislation’s chief…

Embracing roots racing may be what NASCAR needs most – ESPN

Sunday, April 09, 2017

2:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FORT WORTH, Texas — Sprint cars and modifieds whipped around the Texas Motor Speedway dirt track Friday night, allowing several drivers from Texas and Oklahoma to show off their skills to NASCAR fans likely more familiar with what goes on at the big track across the parking lot. All but two of the top 12 drivers hailed from Texas…

Sports’ new stars might come from new frontier – San Antonio Express-News (subscription)

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Baseball needs a superstar, and there is no guarantee one is coming. The game is loaded with pitchers who can throw the ball 98 miles per hour and hitters who can launch home runs into orbit, but they might as well be in outer space.

Covering Sports. Including Smelt Fishing. And Bighorn-Sheep Hunting. – New York Times

Sunday, April 09, 2017

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Mauro Ranallo not expected to return to WWE TV through remainder of contract – CBSSports.com

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Mauro Ranallo’s run as the voice of WWE’s “SmackDown Live” and “205 Live” shows appears to be be over. Ranallo, a decorated combat sports analyst who is currently the lead play-by-play commentator for Showtime Championship Boxing, deleted mention of his WWE affiliation from his Twitter account on Friday, along with a noticeable amount of WWE related retweets. A source close to the situation told CBS Sports that Ranallo, 47, is…

New sports agency poised to give Lonzo Ball a unique start in NBA – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Lonzo Ball’s basketball empire is expanding beyond pricey hats and highlight videos uploaded to YouTube. The former UCLA point guard may become the first player to enter the NBA with his own sports agency after telling The Times on Friday that he would be represented by fledgling agent Harrison Gaines and the newly formed Ball Sports Group headed by Ball’s father, LaVar. “We’re trying to do things differently, add a…

Ball Sports Group aims to boost Lonzo Ball’s brand – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Lonzo Ball’s branding empire is expanding beyond pricey hats and T-shirts. The former UCLA point guard said Friday that he had picked agent Harrison Gaines, who would work under the newly formed Ball Sports Group headed by Ball’s father, LaVar. “We’re trying to do things differently, add a little flavor to the game and see what we can do from there,” Ball said while sitting on a leather sofa inside…

Fox sports channels, FX could fade from Charter Spectrum cable systems – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Friday, April 07, 2017

watching tv. Remote control in hand.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) In a feud over retransmission fees that could hit sports fans where they live, Fox Networks Group says it could remove its channels from Charter Spectrum cable systems — including the former Time Warner Cable system in the Milwaukee area. Fox Networks says its channels on Charter Spectrum, including FX, the National Geographic channels, Fox Sports and the regional Fox Sports outlets, including Fox Sports…

William T. Walters, Famed Sports Bettor, Is Guilty in Insider Trading Case – New York Times

Friday, April 07, 2017

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American Athletic Conference votes unanimously to add Wichita State – ESPN

Friday, April 07, 2017

3:25 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The American Athletic Conference unanimously voted Friday morning to add Wichita State as a league member for the 2017-18 season. Wichita State announced it would accept the AAC’s invitation and leave the Missouri Valley Conference, where the Shockers have been members since 1945. Here we go! #WichitaState will join the American Athletic Conference! #watchus @American_Conf pic.twitter.com/yRxQ2B2GdW — Wichita State…

‘What’s a DH?’ and other sports questions I hope my kids never ask – ESPN

Friday, April 07, 2017

I was at the park the other day, sitting with a dad friend and solving all the world’s problems as we watched our kids play. We toasted the fact that they were old enough, and we had been parents long enough, that not only did we not follow them around for every swing, climb and jump, but we were only vaguely aware of where they were. Instead of focusing on…

Sinquefields to chip in $6M for Chesterfield sports foundation – STLtoday.com

Friday, April 07, 2017

ST. LOUIS • Two well-known St. Louis donors on Thursday committed to chipping in $6 million over the next two decades to the foundation spearheading efforts to build a youth sports complex in Chesterfield. Jeanne Sinquefield announced the donation from her and her husband, Rex Sinquefield, to the BASE (Baseball And Softball Education) Foundation for an education hub at what is being called the POWERplex. The…