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The Golden Knights, live gambling and the future of live sports attendance – TechCrunch

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Jesse Lawrence has been in media and tech for 20 years. Prior to TicketIQ, he worked at MediaMath and IAC. He started his career as a writer. One of the biggest early season NHL stories has been the success of the expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights. Not only are the Golden Knights off to an 8-2 start, but they also rank in the top 10 of the most expensive average prices…

Review: Samsung Gear Sport – WIRED

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

When smartwatches were first teased, companies like Google promised they would unplaster our faces from our ever-present smartphone screens and wisp us into a new age where we could remain connected without feeling addicted. It didn’t happen. They’re good for fitness tracking and feeding smartphone notifications to our wrists, but smartwatches remain more of a computing side dish than a main course. But as side dishes go, the 2017 Samsung…

Iowa’s ‘Wave’ — our best sport has a new best tradition – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

IOWA CITY – You can see their silhouette in the windows of the children’s hospital from a distance. Sick kids and their parents watching a college football game from rooms that overlook Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium. You’ve probably heard or read about the Wave, the new tradition that takes place at the end of the first quarter of Iowa home games. Fans turn toward the hospital and wave to those kids…

Ranking Every Team in College Basketball, From Arizona (No. 1) to Mississippi Valley State (No. 351) – Sports Illustrated

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sports Illustrated’s 2017-18 college basketball projections are a collaboration between economist Dan Hanner, SI’s Chris Johnson and SI’s Jeremy Fuchs. The system uses college and AAU statistics, recruiting rankings and coaching data to project every Division I player and team. For a deeper look at how the system works, read this explainer. In the next installment of our preview, we’re revealing how our model stacks up every Division I team…

NFL Power Rankings: Surprising Rams, Bills, Vikings, Saints in top 10 after Week 8 – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It’s the halfway point of the NFL season, and so far it’s been eight weeks filled with plenty of surprises and not too much great football. Among the surprises: The Buffalo Bills were supposed to be tanking, and yet they’re 5-2 heading into a brutal stretch of their schedule the next five weeks. The Los Angeles Rams come out of their bye tied for first place in the NFC West….

Michigan State star Miles Bridges lands on this week’s Sports Illustrated cover – MLive.com

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

EAST LANSING – Miles Bridges has already received just about every preseason honor there is to receive. Now, a week before the Spartans kick off the regular season, he’s received perhaps the most prestigious of them all.  The Michigan State star sophomore is on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated. The image features him and Sparty under the headline “School Spirit.” THIS WEEK’S COVER: Miles Bridges and Michigan State are back, plus…

Huge Sports Stars Suit Up & Strip Down Hot Bod Halloween!!! – TMZ.com

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

How do you celebrate Halloween when you’re hot, rich and insanely fit?? You suit up (or strip down) with a baller costume — kinda like women’s tennis star Genie Bouchard, whose Bae-watch look gave us prime Pam Anderson flashbacks.  Tons of other sports stars showed out too, including Steph Curry, Danica Patrick, Giancarlo Stanton, and Floyd Mayweather – who had a trifecta of get-ups for his hallo-weekend parties. Who wins the costume…

Samsung Gear Sport review: running in circles – The Verge

Monday, October 30, 2017

For the past few years, the Apple Watch has dominated the fledgling smartwatch world. But while Google’s Android Wear platform has gone through fits and starts, Samsung has built an extensive wearable lineup running on its own platform with the Gear watches. The latest is the new Gear Sport, a $299.99 smartwatch that works with both iOS and Android smartphones. The Gear Sport blends some of the features of last…

Saudi Arabia to let women into sports stadiums – CNN

Monday, October 30, 2017

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Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums as reform push intensifies – The Guardian

Monday, October 30, 2017

Saudi Arabia will allow women into sports stadiums for the first time from next year, authorities said Sunday, in a landmark move opening up three previously male-only venues to families. The ultra-conservative kingdom, which has some of the world’s tightest restrictions on women, has long barred women from sports arenas by strict rules on segregation of the sexes in public. The announcement is in line with powerful Crown Prince Mohammed…

Saudi Arabia to let women into sports stadiums – CNN

Monday, October 30, 2017

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Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums as reform push intensifies – The Guardian

Monday, October 30, 2017

Saudi Arabia will allow women into sports stadiums for the first time from next year, authorities said Sunday, in a landmark move opening up three previously male-only venues to families. The ultra-conservative kingdom, which has some of the world’s tightest restrictions on women, has long barred women from sports arenas by strict rules on segregation of the sexes in public. The announcement is in line with powerful Crown Prince Mohammed…

Saudi Arabia to Allow Women at Three Sports Stadiums – NBCNews.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

Saudi Arabia will open three sports stadiums to women next year, authorities announced Sunday. he Saudi General Sports Authority said on Twitter that stadiums in three cities — Riyadh, Jeddah and Damman — “will be ready to accommodate families from early 2018,” according to a translation by Agence France-Presse. The announcement comes one month after the ultra-conservative country’s interior ministry issued a decree allowing women to drive next year. Related:…

Saudi Arabia to Allow Women at Three Sports Stadiums – NBCNews.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

Saudi Arabia will open three sports stadiums to women next year, authorities announced Sunday. he Saudi General Sports Authority said on Twitter that stadiums in three cities — Riyadh, Jeddah and Damman — “will be ready to accommodate families from early 2018,” according to a translation by Agence France-Presse. The announcement comes one month after the ultra-conservative country’s interior ministry issued a decree allowing women to drive next year. Related:…

Kyle Busch wins in thrilling wreck-filled finish | 2017 MARTINSVILLE – FOXSports.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

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Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums – BBC News

Monday, October 30, 2017

Image copyright AFP Image caption There was a conservative backlash when women were allowed to celebrate National Day in a Riyadh stadium last month Saudi Arabia will allow women to attend sports events in stadiums for the first time from next year, officials say. Families will be able to enter the stadiums in three major cities – Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam. It is another move towards giving more freedom to…

Battles over music and sports streaming dominate high court – The Guardian

Monday, October 30, 2017

The legal battle against music piracy and the illegal streaming of top-flight football such as Premier League matches dominates cases in the high court, an analysis shows. Football and music bodies were the top three claimants last year, bringing almost 300 cases against pirates in the ongoing battle to protect the value of the multi-billion pound industries. More than 100 cases were brought by the music licensing and performance rights…

Gay Players Are Coming Out In A Major Sports Video Game – Kotaku

Monday, October 30, 2017

This year’s edition of Football Manager, one of the biggest sports game series on the planet, is going to allow its virtual players to come out. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, it’s a management/spreadsheet game that puts the player in control of a football club, letting them run everything from game tactics to merchandise sales. Advertisement In FM2018, fictional players that the game generates itself—in order to replace actual…

Ndamukong Suh is not in the Dolphins’ plans beyond 2017 season – CBSSports.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

Ndamukong Suh’s grabbing of quarterback Ryan Mallett’s throat Thursday night was just the latest in a string of incidents that will hasten his departure from the team that made him the highest-paid defensive player in the game just two years ago, according to a source close to owner Stephen Ross. The Dolphins are preparing to move on from the defensive tackle in 2018, the source said, and are prepared to…

Ndamukong Suh is not in the Dolphins’ plans beyond 2017 season … – CBSSports.com

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Ndamukong Suh’s grabbing of quarterback Ryan Mallett’s throat Thursday night was just the latest in a string of incidents that will hasten his departure from the team that made him the highest-paid defensive player in the game just two years ago, according to a source close to owner Stephen Ross. The Dolphins are preparing to move on from the defensive tackle in 2018, the source said, and are prepared to…