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Fox Sports hires AJ Pierzynski to be full-time analyst – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Former White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski is becoming a full-time analyst with Fox Sports, the network is set to announce Tuesday. Pierzynski, who contributed to Fox postseason baseball coverage in 2011, ’12, ’13 and ’15 before ending his 19-season major-league career last year, will work games as well as make regular appearances on FS1’s “MLB Whiparound.” His first assignment will be Yankees vs. Rays on April 5, with Kenny Albert…

UK Sport: ‘Serious concerns’ over British Cycling’s handling of Varnish sexism claims – The Guardian

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The elite funding agency UK Sport has told British Cycling’s board it has “serious concerns” about its handling of allegations against their former technical director Shane Sutton and has still not received key information about the case. Last April, the former Great Britain rider Jess Varnish claimed Sutton used sexist language towards her, and in October an internal British Cycling investigation led by board member Alex Russell upheld that complaint….

Monday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

PRO FOOTBALL PHOENIX (AP) Invoking his father Al’s name, and copying what the Hall of Fame owner did with the Raiders, Mark Davis is moving the franchise out of Oakland. NFL owners approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. Miami was the lone dissenter. ”My father used to say the greatness of the Raiders is in the future,” Davis said. ”This gives us the…

CBS Sports creates an exciting future for sports broadcasting – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

How much and in what ways will technology change sports in the foreseeable future? Those are the questions Ken Aagaard, executive vice president, innovation and new technology at CBS Sports, is tasked with waking up and answering every morning. Aagaard is responsible for bringing Swing Vision to golf broadcasts as well as introducing the ProTracer technology we all fawn over as Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy are pounding 340-yard power…

UK Sport: ‘Serious concerns’ over British Cycling’s handling of Varnish sexism claims – The Guardian

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The elite funding agency UK Sport has told British Cycling’s board it has “serious concerns” about its handling of allegations against their former technical director Shane Sutton and has still not received key information about the case. Last April, the former Great Britain rider Jess Varnish claimed Sutton used sexist language towards her, and in October an internal British Cycling investigation led by board member Alex Russell upheld that complaint….

Dolphins Among Nominees For Sports Team Of The Year – MiamiDolphins

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

PHOENIX — The Dolphins had a rewarding 2016 season, but their success extended beyond the playing field and their ability to bounce back from a 1-4 start to earn a playoff spot in Adam Gase’s first year as head coach. The Dolphins did a lot of good things off the field as well, and their efforts were recognized when the nominees for the 2017 Sports Business Awards were unveiled. The…

Sports Direct workers paid less than minimum wage yet to get back pay – The Guardian

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Scores of Sports Direct workers who were found to have been paid less than the minimum wage are yet to receive the back pay owed for their shifts. Steve Turner, the assistant general secretary of the Unite union, told MPs on the business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) select committee on Tuesday that Transline, one of the employment agencies exposed during an undercover Guardian investigation, had refused to honour part…

Monday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

PRO FOOTBALL PHOENIX (AP) Invoking his father Al’s name, and copying what the Hall of Fame owner did with the Raiders, Mark Davis is moving the franchise out of Oakland. NFL owners approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. Miami was the lone dissenter. ”My father used to say the greatness of the Raiders is in the future,” Davis said. ”This gives us the…

CBS Sports, CDW partnership creates an exciting future for sports broadcasting – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

How much and in what ways will technology change sports in the foreseeable future? Those are the questions Ken Aagaard, executive vice president, innovation and new technology at CBS Sports, is tasked with waking up and answering every morning. Aagaard is responsible for bringing Swing Vision to golf broadcasts as well as introducing the ProTracer technology we all fawn over as Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy are pounding 340-yard power…

Sports parents: We’re all LaVar Ball – ESPN

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Domonique Foxworth and Will Cain say it’s all an egotistical act for LaVar Ball to say his kids are better set up for success than LeBron James’. NEXT VIDEO Lavar Ball makes Stephen A. apoplectic LaVar Ball’s appearance on First Take brings plenty of fireworks and somehow ends with an invitation for pancakes. As someone immersed in the sports-parenting dynamic, I am fascinated by LaVar Ball. And bemused. And outraged….

POLL: Which of these sports are easiest? – For The Win

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Raiders heading to Las Vegas after NFL owners vote 31-1 in favor of move – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Raiders are on the move — again — after NFL owners approved the franchise’s relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports the NFL owners approved the Raiders move to Las Vegas with a whopping 31-1 vote, with the Miami Dolphins being the only team that voted against the Raiders move. The Raiders needed 24 of 32 votes and easily cleared the hurdle….

What Raiders’ Las Vegas Move Means for Sports Betting – Fox Business

Monday, March 27, 2017

Advocates for legal sports betting are optimistic that the NFL’s decision to relocate its Raiders franchise to Las Vegas signals a tide shift on the divisive issue. Continue Reading Below The league’s 32 owners overwhelmingly voted on Monday to approve the Raiders’ proposed move from Oakland to Las Vegas. Without a viable plan for a new stadium in the team’s current market, league officials opted to sign off on…

Baseball trailing other sports, especially soccer, when it comes to national-team cooperation – The Seattle Times

Monday, March 27, 2017

Inside sports business The United States finally winning the World Baseball Classic might be just what this country needs when it comes to that tournament taking priority among those at the sport’s top levels here. Up until now, the WBC has been viewed largely as a nuisance by Major League Baseball teams. We’ve become accustomed to debating whether teams such as the Mariners will even allow staff ace Felix Hernandez…

The NBA’s All-No Rest Team – FOXSports.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

The topic of resting players once again came to the forefront of the NBA’s news cycle recently, after the Warriors and Cavaliers each sat healthy stars in nationally televised Saturday games in consecutive weeks. The league’s broadcast rights holders obviously weren’t happy with this turn of events, and Adam Silver stepped in, issuing a warning to team owners that there would be “significant penalties” if franchises continued the practice without…

Final Four Illustrates NCAA Tournament’s Constant: Unpredictability – New York Times

Monday, March 27, 2017

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Varsity Times Insider: The latest sports news from Southern California’s high school teams – Los Angeles Times

Monday, March 27, 2017

It was an extraordinary season for individual basketball talent in Southern California. 2017-18 should be equally good. Just look who is scheduled to return. Start out with 6-foot-11 Marvin Bagley III of Sierra Canyon. He’s the No. 1 player for his class in America. There’s LaMelo Ball of Chino Hills, who will be a junior. His 92-point game this past season is now legendary. He might need bodyguards to help him…

Final Four Illustrates NCAA Tournament’s Constant: Unpredictability – New York Times

Monday, March 27, 2017

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A Final Four That Illustrates the Sport’s Constant: Unpredictability – New York Times

Monday, March 27, 2017

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Fox Sports 1 Is Amazing! Awful! Fantastic! Execrable! – Slate Magazine

Monday, March 27, 2017

At Fox Sports 1, Horowitz is essentially building the entire plane out of the First Take black box. While ESPN fills its schedule with a mix of game broadcasts, opinion, highlights, news, analysis, documentaries, and investigative journalism, FS1 is increasingly all-in on opinion. (Although it does have the rights to major-conference college football and basketball, Major League Baseball games, and NASCAR races, FS1 is still way behind ESPN in the…