World Sports

My workout: ‘An elegant kickboxing sport from France? I was intrigued’ – The Guardian

Saturday, June 17, 2017

I have always been interested in fighting sports. I grew up obsessed with WWE, Fight Club is my favourite film and I remember watching Holyfield v Tyson, aged seven. But, until savate (pronounced “savat”), I had never done so much as a kickboxing class. I stumbled on savate by accident. At the start of 2016, I had a lifestyle overhaul, gave up alcohol and cigarettes and started running more. Soon,…

Sports hernias putting strain on hockey players of all ages – USA TODAY

Saturday, June 17, 2017

FILE – In this Feb. 12, 2017, file photo, Dallas Stars defenseman Dan Hamhuis plays against the Nashville Predators during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn. The unnatural motion of skating causes abdominal injuries that require surgery, but the recovery time is drastically different from player to player. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)(Photo: The Associated Press) Months removed from sports hernia and hip surgeries, Claude Giroux…

Dolphins aim to become first professional sports team to pull off rare civic feat – CBSSports.com

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Dolphins are trying to do something that no other professional sports team has ever done, and as of Thursday, they’re close to their goal.  Instead of trying to set a record on the field, the team is trying to set a record off the field by becoming the first pro sports franchise to have 100 percent of its players registered to vote. The Dolphins are inching closer to their…

Review: Nissan Rogue Sport is sized, priced just right – USA Today – USA TODAY

Friday, June 16, 2017

Slightly smaller than the Rogue, the new 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport is coming to dealers(Photo: Nissan) The new 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport small sport-utility vehicle is primed to be a hit. A convenient size and appealing features set it apart from competitors, and its base price of $21,420 plus $960 in delivery fees should attract plenty of buyers. Don’t confuse the Rogue Sport with the larger and more expensive…

NFL’s Michael Floyd Tests Positive for Alcohol During House Arrest … – TMZ.com

Friday, June 16, 2017

Bad news for Michael Floyd … the Minnesota Vikings WR tested positive for alcohol during his house arrest this week, TMZ Sports has learned — and it could mean jail time for the NFL star.  A rep for the Scottsdale City Court confirms … Floyd’s alcohol monitoring system flagged 5 events during June 11th and 12th. At least three of the events were described to us as “high alcohol tests.”…

The rise of eSports: are addiction and corruption the price of its success? – The Guardian

Friday, June 16, 2017

If you had been away from the planet for the past quarter of a century, one of the few things you might find comfortingly familiar on your return is the world of sport. While the digital revolution has transformed the way we shop, chat, date, do politics and consume culture, sport looks largely unchanged. From football to cricket to golf, it’s still the same old staples, hitting a ball into…

Thursday’s Sports In Brief – Washington Post

Friday, June 16, 2017

COLLEGE BASKETBALL LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The NCAA didn’t feel Louisville went far enough with its self-imposed sanctions following a sex scandal investigation, so the governing body handed down a few more. An outraged Rick Pitino feels the NCAA went too far. After completing its investigation of Katina Powell’s allegations that she and other escorts were hired to have sex parties and strip for Louisville recruits and players, antics the NCAA…

Thursday’s Sports In Brief – Washington Post

Friday, June 16, 2017

COLLEGE BASKETBALL LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The NCAA didn’t feel Louisville went far enough with its self-imposed sanctions following a sex scandal investigation, so the governing body handed down a few more. An outraged Rick Pitino feels the NCAA went too far. After completing its investigation of Katina Powell’s allegations that she and other escorts were hired to have sex parties and strip for Louisville recruits and players, antics the NCAA…

Here’s Friday’s Sports on TV Lineup – The Courier-Journal

Friday, June 16, 2017

FRIDAY ON TV GOLF 11 a.m. FS1 — USGA, U.S. Open, second round, at Hartford, Wis. 4 p.m. GOLF — LPGA Tour, Meijer Classic, second round, at Grand Rapids, Mich. 6 p.m. FOX — USGA, U.S. Open, second round, at Hartford, Wis. MLB BASEBALL 7:10 p.m. ESPN — Washington at N.Y. Mets 7:10 p.m. FOX OHIO — MLB, L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati 9:35 p.m. MLB — N.Y. Yankees at Oakland…

Sports quiz of the week: Mayweather v McGregor, US Open and transfer records – The Guardian

Friday, June 16, 2017

Who made it 49-0? Who cost more than Jordan Pickford? And who cut through?

Harry to Hawk: Ranking Chicago’s top pro sports announcers of the last 40 years – Chicago Tribune

Friday, June 16, 2017

The 1979-80 Chicago Bulls weren’t much to look at. Reggie Theus and company won just 30 games for coach Jerry Sloan. But to hear those? That was something else. Calling the action on WIND-AM 560 was Jim Durham, one of the NBA’s truly great announcers and, as reflected in the list below, one of Chicago’s best pro sports team announcers in the last 40 years. Between long-time White Sox voice…

Here’s Friday’s Sports on TV Lineup – The Courier-Journal

Friday, June 16, 2017

FRIDAY ON TV GOLF 11 a.m. FS1 — USGA, U.S. Open, second round, at Hartford, Wis. 4 p.m. GOLF — LPGA Tour, Meijer Classic, second round, at Grand Rapids, Mich. 6 p.m. FOX — USGA, U.S. Open, second round, at Hartford, Wis. MLB BASEBALL 7:10 p.m. ESPN — Washington at N.Y. Mets 7:10 p.m. FOX OHIO — MLB, L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati 9:35 p.m. MLB — N.Y. Yankees at Oakland…

Bridge is a sport, says European Court of Justice adviser, with ‘mental skill’ as important as physical exertion – Telegraph.co.uk

Friday, June 16, 2017

However, critics point out that it recognises darts and snooker, sports that can hardly be said to require great physical exertion. Judges in the High Court and the Court of Appeal backed HMRC. The European Court’s decision will be published in the coming months and will heap pressure on Sport England to review their list. Other European countries – Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France and the Netherlands – recognise bridge as…

Bridge is a sport, says European Court of Justice adviser, with ‘mental skill’ as important as physical exertion – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, June 15, 2017

However, critics point out that it recognises darts and snooker, sports that can hardly be said to require great physical exertion. Judges in the High Court and the Court of Appeal backed HMRC. The European Court’s decision will be published in the coming months and will heap pressure on Sport England to review their list. Other European countries – Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France and the Netherlands – recognise bridge as…

Stadiums of the future: a revolution for the fan experience in sport – The Guardian

Thursday, June 15, 2017

With its own dedicated fromagerie, microbrewery and Michelin-star restaurant, it might be easy to forget you have come to watch the football when you are reclining in one of the premium lounges of Tottenham Hotspur’s new £750m stadium. The 61,000-seat behemoth will feature the longest bar in the country, heated seats with built-in USB ports, a glass-walled tunnel so you can see the players before the game and even a…

UK Sport ignored red lights about problems at British Cycling – The Guardian

Thursday, June 15, 2017

UK Sport has long prided itself on a high-performance system that it insists is “the envy of the world”. Yet the way it deflected and muzzled criticism of how it had failed to spot deep-rooted problems at British Cycling on Wednesday suggested world-class levels of obfuscation, too. It had been expected Annmarie Phelps’s independent review into the climate and culture of British Cycling, which appeared after 14 months in utero,…

Gary Neville defends Rachel Riley as presenter quits Sky Sports after calling Tottenham ‘proper bottle jobs’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, June 15, 2017

“I love football, always have, always will, banter is fun, abuse is not whoever/whatever/wherever #respect.” The presenter recently presented the Player of the Year awards for Manchester United, who she famously supports. 

Dennis Rodman meets with sports minister, athletes in North Korea – ESPN

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment PYONGYANG, North Korea — Dennis Rodman has delivered a message from President Donald Trump to North Korea — sort of. On Thursday, the former NBA player gave the country’s sports minister a copy of Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal,” a present intended for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. It wasn’t signed by Trump, who was Rodman’s boss for two…

Gary Neville defends Rachel Riley as presenter quits Sky Sports after calling Tottenham ‘proper bottle jobs’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, June 15, 2017

“I love football, always have, always will, banter is fun, abuse is not whoever/whatever/wherever #respect.” The presenter recently presented the Player of the Year awards for Manchester United, who she famously supports.