World Sports

Free Giancarlo Stanton: Why the Marlins need to trade baseball’s home run king – Yahoo Sports

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Every day that goes by with Giancarlo Stanton in a Miami Marlins uniform is a wasted opportunity for a franchise begging to be run properly. And after years of the most feckless ownership group in baseball alienating an entire metropolitan area with lies, mismanagement and a seeming contempt for decency, its going-away present to new ownership should be to either trade Stanton now or lay the groundwork for a deal…

Gran Turismo Sport Elevates Driving Games To A Whole New Level – Forbes

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Photo courtesy of Polyphony Digital Features such as 4K, HDR and Wide Color take GT Sport to a whole new level of gaming. Gran Turismo Sport is quite simply a revolution in driving games. What it will bring to gaming when it hits stores in mid-October, is not just a new, brushed up version of the world’s biggest selling driving simulator game. Compared to its competitors, GT Sport is like…

Years Ahead Of Hollywood, Gran Turismo Sport Revolutionizes Driving Games – Forbes

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Photo courtesy of Polyphony Digital Features such as 4K, HDR and Wide Color take GT Sport to a whole new level of gaming. Gran Turismo Sport is quite simply a revolution in driving games. What it will bring to gaming when it hits stores in mid-October, is not just a new, brushed up version of the world’s biggest selling driving simulator game. Boasting technology years ahead of anything in Hollywood,…

NBC brings e-sports to Bay Area as entertainment landscape shifts – San Francisco Chronicle

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

NBC brings e-sports to Bay Area as entertainment landscape shifts By Benny Evangelista August 14, 2017 Updated: August 14, 2017 3:59pm Caption Close ‘); } Jacob McDowell’s cowboy-hat-wearing purple car soared high into the air to punch a giant electronic ball into the net for the game-winning goal. Play-by-play announcer Caleb Simmons called the moment as if Stephen Curry had just nailed a big three pointer. “Oh, Jacob is there…

The first sports bra was two jockstraps sewn together – New York Post

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

By 1977, Lisa Lindahl was fed up with running in her regular underwire bra. The University of Vermont employee, then in her late 20s, was frustrated that her male jogging partner could take off his shirt to cool down, while she was stuck in a bra that slipped off her shoulders and dug into her back as she ran. Why, Lindahl vented to friend and costume designer Polly Smith, wasn’t…

Tony Blair closes sports foundation after 10 years – The Telegraph – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tony Blair is closing his sports foundation after 10 years, saying it has “reached the end of its natural life”. The former prime minister, who set up the body after leaving Downing Street, said his focus was now on his new non-profit institute on globalisation. The sports charity’s latest accounts show that its income dropped from £203,972 in 2015 to £82,471 last year, which a spokesman said was “because it was…

Tony Blair closes sports foundation after 10 years – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, August 14, 2017

Tony Blair is closing his sports foundation after 10 years, saying it has “reached the end of its natural life”. The former prime minister, who set up the body after leaving Downing Street, said his focus was now on his new non-profit institute on globalisation. The sports charity’s latest accounts show that its income dropped from £203,972 in 2015 to £82,471 last year, which a spokesman said was “because it was…

The Rising Fear of Brain Injuries in School Sports – The Atlantic – The Atlantic

Monday, August 14, 2017

Some head injuries, of course, are too ugly to miss. During a scrimmage last August, a running back on the Kearny, New Jersey, high-school football team was knocked out when a linebacker from the opposing team lunged at him and they banged helmets. It wasn’t a proper tackle, said John Kryzanowski, the head coach of the Kearny team, and it didn’t help when his player landed head first. “We immediately…

‘Tacoma’ Is One Small Step for Sports Games Set in Space – The Ringer (blog)

Monday, August 14, 2017

In 2013, indie developer the Fullbright Co. set a new standard for interactive storytelling with its debut game, Gone Home, which used environmental cues to take players on an emotional journey whose focus on underrepresented parties distinguished it from the male-dominated, heteronormative narratives endemic to the industry. For its follow-up effort, the highly anticipated Tacoma, the Portland, Oregon–based company could have contented itself with refining the formula from the first…

Ric Flair Out of Surgery … Family By His Side – TMZ.com

Monday, August 14, 2017

1:47 PM PT — Flair is out of surgery and resting, a rep for WWE tells TMZ Sports.  Unclear how the surgery went but we’re told Ric’s family is by his side and they’re waiting to meet with doctors.  Ric Flair is in a medically induced coma and is preparing for surgery … a rep for the WWE tells TMZ Sports.  The 68-year-old wrestling icon was admitted to the hospital…

‘Tacoma’ Is One Small Step for Sports Games Set in Space – The Ringer (blog)

Monday, August 14, 2017

In 2013, indie developer the Fullbright Co. set a new standard for interactive storytelling with its debut game, Gone Home, which used environmental cues to take players on an emotional journey whose focus on underrepresented parties distinguished it from the male-dominated, heteronormative narratives endemic to the industry. For its follow-up effort, the highly anticipated Tacoma, the Portland, Oregon–based company could have contented itself with refining the formula from the first…

The Olympics: the Harshest Hangover in Sports – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Monday, August 14, 2017

We need to talk about the Olympics. Again. A year ago, Rio was popping. The Summer Games were entering their second week, and despite anxieties about preparation, environmental hazards, security and Zika, the Olympics did that thing the Olympics tend to do, which is to push back against all the bad press with a stirring wave of athletic greatness. There was plenty of it last August: Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky,…

How Students’ Brains Are in Danger on the Field – The Atlantic

Monday, August 14, 2017

Some head injuries, of course, are too ugly to miss. During a scrimmage last August, a running back on the Kearny, New Jersey, high-school football team was knocked out when a linebacker from the opposing team lunged at him and they banged helmets. It wasn’t a proper tackle, said John Kryzanowski, the head coach of the Kearny team, and it didn’t help when his player landed head first. “We immediately…

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid forward suspended for five games – BBC Sport

Monday, August 14, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo put Real Madrid 2-1 up before he was sent off at the Nou Camp Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for five games after he was sent off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday. He was given a one-match ban for being shown two yellow cards and a further four for pushing the referee in the back after he…

SAPD: Gunman at large after shooting 3 at NW Side sports bar – mySanAntonio.com

Monday, August 14, 2017

Caption Close Police said a fight broke out inside the 4th Quarter Sports Bar in the 8700 block of Wurzbach Road around 2:15 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2017, and then spilled into the parking lot. Police said a fight broke out inside the 4th Quarter Sports Bar in the 8700 block of Wurzbach Road around 2:15 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2017, and then spilled into the parking lot. Photo: Ken…

What would happen if President Trump’s tweets stuck to sports? – Washington Post

Monday, August 14, 2017

Like George W. Bush before him, President Trump has run a sports franchise and run a sovereign nation. Bush was an owner of MLB’s Texas Rangers from 1989 to 1998 and president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. Trump was owner of the U.S. Football League’s New Jersey Generals from 1984 to 1985 and as of this writing has been president of the United States for 206 days…

Ranking the Best 30 for 30 Documentaries (So Far) – Sports Illustrated

Monday, August 14, 2017

ESPN’s upcoming 30 for 30 presentation on the life of professional wrestler Ric Flair­—the Rolex-wearing, diamond ring-wearing, kiss-stealing (Woooooo!), wheelin’, dealin’, limousine-riding, jet-flying son-of-a-gun—promises to be one of the most anticipated sports documentaries of 2017. Last week the company announced “Nature Boy” will premiere on Nov. 7, at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN. Director Rory Karpf (“I Hate Christian Laettner,” “The Book of Manning”) has consistently produced quality work which bodes well for viewers of…

Bryce Land: Nats’ Prayers Answered – Sports On Earth

Monday, August 14, 2017

It appears, at least for now, that baseball doesn’t lose Bryce Harper for the season because of what happened at first base on a wet field at Nationals Park on Saturday. The Nationals say it is a bad bone bruise in Harper’s hyperextended left knee, but no ligament or tendon damage, and they do expect him to play again in 2017. That is not just a good thing. It is…

Out of bounds: Parents who crossed the line at their children’s sporting events – New York Daily News

Monday, August 14, 2017

Parents are supposed to be the ones that teach their kids sportsmanship, how to behave and to not throw a tantrum when playing sports. However, in 2017 adults tend to misbehave just as much if not more than their children. From serving jail time to being banned from league games, here’s a look at some of the worst youth sports parents over the years. $2…

What would happen if President Trump’s tweets stuck to sports? – Washington Post

Monday, August 14, 2017

Like George W. Bush before him, President Trump has run a sports franchise and run a sovereign nation. Bush was an owner of MLB’s Texas Rangers from 1989 to 1998 and president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. Trump was owner of the U.S. Football League’s New Jersey Generals from 1984 to 1985 and as of this writing has been president of the United States for 206 days…