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Sky Sports News pays tribute to presenter David Bobin who passed away aged 71 – Mirror.co.uk

Friday, May 26, 2017

Former Sky Sports News presenter David Bobin passed away on Wednesday aged 71 as colleagues paid tribute to a man they lovingly knew as ‘Mighty Oak’. Bobin became a well known face on the sports channel having joined Sky back in 1993 where he fronted the channel’s Spanish football coverage before moving across to the news channel. The news of his passing has come as a major shock to his…

Bernardo Silva: Manchester City complete £43m deal for Monaco midfielder – BBC Sport

Friday, May 26, 2017

Bernardo Silva was a key part of the Monaco team who won the French Ligue 1 and reached the Champions League semi-finals this season Manchester City have completed a £43m deal for Portugal attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva from French champions Monaco. The 22-year-old, who will join City on 1 July, said: “I’m now at one of the best teams in the world”. Silva has made 58 appearances for Monaco this…

The best 11 Serie A players, with a twist – FOXSports.com

Friday, May 26, 2017

Usually, picking a league best XI means the majority of players selected will likely come from a select few teams at the top of the table. It stands to reason that the best teams likely had the best performers, and teams of the year logically follow that reasoning. Very often that means some extremely deserving players miss out though. This time, we’re doing our team of the year a bit…

New Zealanders are turning off sport – report – New Zealand Herald

Friday, May 26, 2017

Sport – including rugby – is losing the battle with entertainment for our discretionary time and dollars, which could have knock-on effects for our major codes. Research commissioned by a large sporting organisation and shared with the Herald shows sport’s relevance – measuring participation, passion, consumption and attendance – among New Zealand adults has been in a downward slump for all but one…

In e-sports, it’s the bosses who are rallying for a union – Los Angeles Times

Friday, May 26, 2017

With threats of strikes and retaliatory layoffs, and no shortage of sniping on social media, a battle last winter had the stamps of a modern-day union war. Thing is, the workers weren’t even unionized. Professional video game players fumed at their team owner for going against his word, at least that’s how they saw it. They successfully leveraged the prospect of a strike to get out of his grip. And…

Arsenal v Chelsea – BBC Sport

Friday, May 26, 2017

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain injured his hamstring at Southampton on 10 May but returned to training this week BBC coverage How to follow: Watch live on BBC One, listen on BBC Radio 5 live and follow live text on the BBC Sport website TEAM NEWS Arsenal are short of defenders, with Laurent Koscielny suspended, Gabriel injured and both Kieran Gibbs and Shkodran Mustafi fitness doubts. Per Mertesacker could start his first…

Oscar De La Hoya to boxing fans: ‘Our sport might not ever recover’ from Mayweather-McGregor – Los Angeles Times

Friday, May 26, 2017

Oscar De La Hoya has penned a letter to boxing fans, urging them to turn their backs on the possible Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor boxing match. As former 10-time champion De La Hoya works to promote the Sept. 16 middleweight title bout between unbeaten, three-belt champion Gennady Golovkin and Mexico’s most popular fighter, former two-division champion Canelo Alvarez, his cause has been distracted by attention on Mayweather-McGregor. That…

Oscar De La Hoya to boxing fans: ‘Our sport might not ever recover’ from Mayweather-McGregor – Los Angeles Times

Friday, May 26, 2017

Oscar De La Hoya has penned a letter to boxing fans, urging them to turn their backs on the possible Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor boxing match. As former 10-time champion De La Hoya works to promote the Sept. 16 middleweight title bout between unbeaten, three-belt champion Gennady Golovkin and Mexico’s most popular fighter, former two-division champion Canelo Alvarez, his cause has been distracted by attention on Mayweather-McGregor. That…

Oscar De La Hoya to boxing fans: ‘Our sport might not ever recover’ from Mayweather-McGregor – Los Angeles Times

Friday, May 26, 2017

Oscar De La Hoya has penned a letter to boxing fans, urging them to turn their backs on the possible Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor boxing match. As former 10-time champion De La Hoya works to promote the Sept. 16 middleweight title bout between unbeaten, three-belt champion Gennady Golovkin and Mexico’s most popular fighter, former two-division champion Canelo Alvarez, his cause has been distracted by attention on Mayweather-McGregor. That…

Oscar De La Hoya to boxing fans: ‘Our sport might not ever recover’ from Mayweather-McGregor – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Oscar De La Hoya has penned a letter to boxing fans, urging them to turn their backs on the possible Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor boxing match. As former 10-time champion De La Hoya works to promote the Sept. 16 middleweight title bout between unbeaten, three-belt champion Gennady Golovkin and Mexico’s most popular fighter, former two-division champion Canelo Alvarez, his cause has been distracted by attention on Mayweather-McGregor. That…

​Sports betting legislation introduced by congressional committee – Sporting News

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Legislation that would end the federal government’s ban on sports betting and allow states the option of legalizing online gambling was introduced by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday, ESPN.com reported. Fantasy sports would be treated as a form of sports betting under the potential new law. The bill, titled the Gaming Accountability and Modernization Enhancement Act or GAME Act, would repeal the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection…

How the internet is changing sports TV, as cable feels the heat – Business Insider

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Turner Sports’ Craig Barry Turner Sports For the past few weeks, the media world has buzzed about the prospects of sports television, after brutal layoffs at ESPN coincided with record cable subscriber losses in the quarter. The big question was whether the old business model is tenable in the world of smartphones and social-media. But when considering the future of sports media, Craig Barry, the head of content for TV…

19 facts about ‘Field of Dreams’ that go the distance – FOXSports.com

Thursday, May 25, 2017

In the end credits, “The Voice,” who uttered the famous “if you build it, he will come,” line, among others, is mysteriously credited as “himself.” Who was it? Kinsella says he heard it was the actor Ed Harris, who was the husband of Amy Madigan, who played Kevin Costner’s wife in the film. Other rumors say it was Ray Liotta, who played Shoeless Joe Jackson. Still other rumors claim it…

African-American Museum’s Sports Gallery Wins a Following: Athletes – New York Times

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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How the internet is reshaping sports TV, and what the future holds – Business Insider

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Turner Sports’ Craig Barry Turner Sports For the past few weeks, the media world has buzzed about the prospects of sports television, after brutal layoffs at ESPN coincided with record cable subscriber losses in the quarter. The big question was whether the old business model is tenable in the world of smartphones and social-media. But when considering the future of sports media, Craig Barry, the head of content for TV…

Monmouth Park set to use sports betting `Nuclear Option’ – Asbury Park Press

Thursday, May 25, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share He is the special guest at the APP Sports Awards June 14. But how much do you really know about Dickie V? Ryan Ross Buy Photo Monmouth Park officials say they will push for legislation that repeals federal sports wagering restrictions in the state.(Photo: File photo)Buy Photo Now what? When acting U.S. Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall did not recommend that the U.S. Supreme Court should…

African-American Museum’s Sports Gallery Wins a Following: Athletes – New York Times

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Wednesday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Thursday, May 25, 2017

GOLF BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) The USGA insists its focus is going to be on golf and not politics when it conducts the U.S. Women’s Open at a golf course owned by President Donald Trump in less than two months. Some fans and politicians criticized golf’s governing body for not moving the marquee women’s tournament from Trump National after lewd comments by Trump about women from 2005 surfaced during the presidential…

Tennessee Has Sneakily Compiled The Next Great Sports Drought … – FiveThirtyEight

Thursday, May 25, 2017

When the Nashville Predators — who won the NHL’s Western Conference crown Monday night — take the ice in the Stanley Cup Final next week, they’ll be playing for more than their teammates, coaches or even their legions of catfish-throwing fans in “Smashville.” They’ll be trying to end the stealthiest title drought in pro sports and bring the state of Tennessee its first championship. Since the Houston Oilers packed their…

African-American Museum Wins New Fans: Athletes – New York Times

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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