World Sports

Gran Turismo Sport review: A brilliant, but very new, direction for the series – Ars Technica

Saturday, October 21, 2017

reader comments 17 Game Details Developer: Polyphony DigitalPublisher: SonyPlatform: PS4Release Date: October 17thPrice: $59.99Links: Official website  Gran Turismo Sport is a great racing game. What it’s not is a simple PS4 port of the last GT game. Almost everything about this latest release is different from every game that has come before it in the series. There are way fewer selectable cars than the competition (and previous GT games). There aren’t many tracks. You won’t spend hours…

When It Comes To Race And Sports, Who Owns An Athlete’s … – NPR – NPR

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel with teammates during the anthem, prior to the game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on October 15, 2017 in Landover, Maryland. Michael Zagaris/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Michael Zagaris/Getty Images Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel with teammates during the anthem, prior to the game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on October 15, 2017 in Landover, Maryland….

Jose Altuve’s solo home run helps Houston force Game 7 – FOXSports.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Justin Verlander talks his dominant Game 6: ‘It just clicked for me’ 9 hours ago

Stick to sports? Here’s what these legends say about mixing politics and ballgames – Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

“Stick to sports” has been heard this fall almost as much as “The President said what?” The developments surrounding the national anthem protests have put sports journalists in a vice: Do we ignore what athletes are doing on the field when it’s not sports? Or do we talk about it and potentially alienate the masses who want their sports page to be football, basketball, baseball and, yes, maybe even hockey?…

The Amazon groveling is turning into a sport – Crosscut

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Amazon’s biospheres reflect in a building at the Seattle campus in South Lake Union. Credit: Matt M. McKnight/Crosscut The deadline for Amazon’s HQ2 bidders has passed with a flurry of embarrassing promo efforts by North American cities groveling to serve. Now that Amazon has established which cities they are, they need only negotiate a price — that is, what price the winning…

Stick to sports? Here’s what these legends say about mixing politics and ballgames – Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

“Stick to sports” has been heard this fall almost as much as “The President said what??” The developments surrounding the national anthem protests have put sports journalists in a vice: Do we ignore what athletes are doing on the field when it’s not sports? Or do we talk about it and potentially alienate the masses who want their sports page to be football, basketball, baseball and, yes, maybe even hockey?…

Jose Altuve’s solo home run helps Houston force Game 7 – FOXSports.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Justin Verlander talks his dominant Game 6: ‘It just clicked for me’ 4 hours ago

The Astros are ‘literally in love’ with Justin Verlander after forcing Game 7 – Yahoo Sports

Saturday, October 21, 2017

HOUSTON – On the landing beneath the home dugout at Minute Maid Park on Friday, nine towels were laid out, one next to the other. Even on the days when his right arm burns, when the mileage run up over a career taxes his muscles and burdens his ligaments and angers his tendons, Justin Verlander asks for nine towels. One for every inning he plans to pitch that day. Part…

Opinion: The steep economic cost of contact sports injuries – PBS NewsHour

Friday, October 20, 2017

There is increasing evidence that contact in sports has negative long-term health consequences. The constant hitting — the jarring of the brain at each hit — can have negative effects even if there is no apparent injury. But when an obvious injury does occur, there are also short-term costs from the injury itself — such as medical costs, time lost from various activities, and costs associated with the pain and…

PGA of America plays role in women in sports mentoring program – Palm Beach Post

Friday, October 20, 2017

PGA of America is an active participant in this sixth annual U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program, where 15 countries sponsor representatives representing major organizations including Google, Fox Sports, the NCAA, ESPN, the NHL, and the Women’s Sports Foundation.

Friday’s Hot Clicks: Lauren Layne; You Better Not Have Missed Thursday Night Football – Sports Illustrated

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Raiders win the best TNF game in a long time, a crazy scientific discovery, a catfishing with a happy ending and more.  So I Guess I Should Have Watched This It looks like I made a big mistake not watching Chiefs-Raiders last night. By all accounts, it was the best Thursday night game in recent memory. The Chiefs scored on a miraculous tip-drill play that went 63 yards. Derek…

Dusty Baker, dismissed as Nationals manager, calls club’s decision ‘hard to understand’ – USA TODAY

Friday, October 20, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale discusses the news of Dusty Baker’s departure from the Nationals and where the team goes from here. USA TODAY Sports The Nationals won the division title in both seasons under Dusty Baker.(Photo: Brad Mills, USA TODAY Sports) Dusty Baker will not return to manage the Washington Nationals in 2018, the club announced Friday in a startling move for a…

The Burden of Ball: Lonzo Gets a Rude Welcome to the NBA – Sports Illustrated

Friday, October 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Even when the game was over, when the pullover was on, when the fans were headed to the parking lots and the players to the locker rooms, Lonzo Ball could not escape. Back came Patrick Beverley, charging at him from 94 feet away, in his face and his chest and his ribs one more time. It wasn’t enough that Beverley had stripped him and smothered him, crashing…

Friday’s Hot Clicks: Lauren Layne; You Better Not Have Missed Thursday Night Football – Sports Illustrated

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Raiders win the best TNF game in a long time, a crazy scientific discovery, a catfishing with a happy ending and more.  So I Guess I Should Have Watched This It looks like I made a big mistake not watching Chiefs-Raiders last night. By all accounts, it was the best Thursday night game in recent memory. The Chiefs scored on a miraculous tip-drill play that went 63 yards. Derek…

The ‘Me Too’ Movement Inevitably Spills Into Sports – New York Times

Friday, October 20, 2017

So far, more than 140 women, including athletes who competed at the highest levels of gymnastics, have come forward to say that Nassar had touched them inappropriately during medical appointments. Unlike Weinstein, Nassar is in jail, awaiting trial on multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct. He already has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges — he denies the many accusations of sexual assault — and faces decades of prison time….

Colin reevaluates the possibility of LeBronzo in LA – FOXSports.com

Friday, October 20, 2017

Blazin’ 5: Colin’s picks for 2017-18 NFL Week 7 15 mins ago

Premier League build-up & football news – BBC Sport

Friday, October 20, 2017

Jose Mourinho discusses the fitness of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. “Paul is not here, I don’t know when he comes back, when he’s available, I’ve no idea,” he said of the Frenchman. “Zlatan is here, he’s working here, under our control. He’s working so, so, so, so hard but he’s not going to be back in the next week or couple of weeks. We’ll let him take his time…

Thursday’s Sports in Brief – News & Observer

Friday, October 20, 2017

BASEBALL CHICAGO (AP) — Corey Seager is expected to be in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ lineup for the opener of the World Series after missing the NL Championship Series because of back pain. Seager, an All-Star shortstop, watched from home as the Dodgers eliminated the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs in Game 5. Manager Dave Roberts says Seager is “doing everything he can to get healthy” and the Dodgers…

The ‘Me Too’ Movement Inevitably Spills Into Sports – New York Times

Friday, October 20, 2017

So far, more than 140 women, including athletes who competed at the highest levels of gymnastics, have come forward to say that Nassar had touched them inappropriately during medical appointments. Unlike Weinstein, Nassar is in jail, awaiting trial on multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct. He already has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges — he denies the many accusations of sexual assault — and faces decades of prison time….

The ‘Me Too’ Movement Inevitably Spills Into Sports – New York Times

Friday, October 20, 2017

So far, more than 140 women, including athletes who competed at the highest levels of gymnastics, have come forward to say that Nassar had touched them inappropriately during medical appointments. Unlike Weinstein, Nassar is in jail, awaiting trial on multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct. He already has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges — he denies the many accusations of sexual assault — and faces decades of prison time….