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Sports world reacts to Las Vegas mass shooting that left over 50 dead, 400 injured – New York Daily News

Monday, October 02, 2017

Athletes and sports teams throughout the U.S. have expressed their condolences to those affected by the horrific attack at a Las Vegas music festival late Sunday. The worst mass shooting in U.S. history has left over 50 dead and 400 injured after the suspect, whom police have identified as 64-year-old Nevada resident Stephen Paddock, fired bullets on a crowd packing the outdoor Route 91 Harvest festival at…

Supreme Court’s new term: Surveillance, hacking, sports betting—and cake, too – Ars Technica

Monday, October 02, 2017

Enlarge / Front row from left, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Justice Clarence Thomas, and Justice Stephen Breyer, back row from left, Justice Elena Kagan, Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Justice Neil Gorsuch pose for a group portrait in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court on June 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. reader comments…

The Patriots defense has never been this bad – FOXSports.com

Monday, October 02, 2017

Skip Bayless with high praise for Tom Brady after the Patriots got beat on Sunday 15 mins ago

A Lovely And Sports-Filled Fall Sunday: Today’s Guide To Ignoring The NFL – Deadspin

Monday, October 02, 2017

Photo: Tom Curley/AP This is a really good time of the year for non-football fans. The weather is lovely, and the sports are good: European soccer is still sorting itself out, so you’ve got circumstances like Real Madrid starting their La Liga campaign like a bunch of busters, and Real Betis looking awesome; the golf season is still ongoing, as is a bitchin’ Presidents Cup; baseball’s regular season is wrapping…

Sports betting could be legal in Alabama in 7 years, report states … – AL.com

Monday, October 02, 2017

Legal sports betting could be offered in 32 states within five years if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of New Jersey’s quest to offer such gambling, according to a new report. Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC, which tracks state-by-state gambling legislation, says a new market would be worth more than $6 billion. If all 50 states got on board, legal sports betting could be worth $7.1 to $15.8 billion, they estimate. Americans…

Disney-Altice Deal Shows Operators Will Still Pay for Sports – Bloomberg

Monday, October 02, 2017

Walt Disney Co. and cable provider Altice USA Inc. reached a preliminary programming agreement that will enable 2.4 million New York-area pay-TV subscribers to continue to get ABC, ESPN and the Disney Channel. The two sides “have extended the deadline accordingly to try and finalize the terms,” according to a joint email on Sunday. No details were included in the statement. The preliminary terms were struck at the last minute, as…

A Lovely And Sports-Filled Fall Sunday: Today’s Guide To Ignoring The NFL – Deadspin

Monday, October 02, 2017

Photo: Tom Curley/AP This is a really good time of the year for non-football fans. The weather is lovely, and the sports are good: European soccer is still sorting itself out, so you’ve got circumstances like Real Madrid starting their La Liga campaign like a bunch of busters, and Real Betis looking awesome; the golf season is still ongoing, as is a bitchin’ Presidents Cup; baseball’s regular season is wrapping…

Sports betting could be legal in Alabama in 7 years, report states – AL.com

Monday, October 02, 2017

Legal sports betting could be offered in 32 states within five years if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of New Jersey’s quest to offer such gambling, according to a new report. Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC, which tracks state-by-state gambling legislation, says a new market would be worth more than $6 billion. If all 50 states got on board, legal sports betting could be worth $7.1 to $15.8 billion, they estimate. Americans…

A Lovely And Sports-Filled Fall Sunday: Today’s Guide To Ignoring The NFL – Deadspin

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Photo: Tom Curley/AP This is a really good time of the year for non-football fans. The weather is lovely, and the sports are good: European soccer is still sorting itself out, so you’ve got circumstances like Real Madrid starting their La Liga campaign like a bunch of busters, and Real Betis looking awesome; the golf season is still ongoing, as is a bitchin’ Presidents Cup; baseball’s regular season is wrapping…

After London Game, Fox Sports Will Not Air National Anthem – Sports Illustrated

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Fox Sports says they will not air any live anthem coverage from any other game except for the London contest between the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints. Last week, the network aired the national anthem from games as more than 250 players took a knee during the anthem to protest President Trump calling for NFL players to be fired for what he says as disrespect to the flag. The…

Key events in OJ Simpson’s fall from sports hero, movie star – ABC News

Sunday, October 01, 2017

O.J. Simpson’s story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. A beloved football hero in the 1960s and ’70s, he transitioned effortlessly to movie star, sports commentator and TV pitchman in the years that followed. He kept that role until the 1994 killings of his ex-wife and her friend. A jury acquitted him, but many still believe he carried out the…

Report: 32 US states could offer sports betting in 5 years – ABC News

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Legal sports betting could be offered in 32 states within five years if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of New Jersey’s quest to offer such gambling, according to a new report. Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC, which tracks state-by-state gambling legislation, says a new market would be worth more than $6 billion. If all 50 states got on board, legal sports betting could be worth $7.1 to $15.8…

A Lovely And Sports-Filled Fall Sunday: Today’s Guide To Ignoring The NFL – Deadspin

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Photo: Tom Curley/AP This is a really good time of the year for non-football fans. The weather is lovely, and the sports are good: European soccer is still sorting itself out, so you’ve got circumstances like Real Madrid starting their La Liga campaign like a bunch of busters, and Real Betis looking awesome; the golf season is still ongoing, as is a bitchin’ Presidents Cup; baseball’s regular season is wrapping…

Ownership call with Browns staff, scouts the latest sign of unrest in Cleveland – CBSSports.com

Sunday, October 01, 2017

The fissures between the Browns‘ personnel staff, led by general manager Sashi Brown, and the coaching staff are no secret around the league, and those fissures continue to take a toll on the organization, This week, ownership felt the need to have a conference call with the scouts and football operations staff, according to team sources, giving the evaluators a vote of confidence of sorts that some are reading more…

Key events in OJ Simpson’s fall from sports hero, movie star – ABC News

Sunday, October 01, 2017

O.J. Simpson’s story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. A beloved football hero in the 1960s and ’70s, he transitioned effortlessly to movie star, sports commentator and TV pitchman in the years that followed. He kept that role until the 1994 killings of his ex-wife and her friend. A jury acquitted him, but many still believe he carried out the…

Dear sports: Stick to sports – Miami Herald (blog)

Sunday, October 01, 2017

This one is going to anger a lot of people so you are warned. I don’t care if you are a liberal. I don’t care if you are a conservative. I don’t really want to hear it. If I want to hear it, I’ll ask. (I’m not going to ask because I don’t give a rip). If I want to hear it, I’ll get myself to a venue that addresses…

Washington Post Op-Ed: Black Athletes Hurt Their Sports By Having Liberal Ideas – Deadspin

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Photo credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images In its continuing quest to greatly injure public discourse by gifting legitimacy to arguments from all sides, the Washington Post op-ed page published a hilariously dumb and wrong-headed column Friday by rural Ohio newspaper editor Gary Abernathy, mourning the loss of American professional sports’ apolitical purity. What makes sports so popular in our culture? The answer is simple: It’s a couple of hours of escape from…

40 Years Of Athletic Support: Happy Anniversary To The Sports Bra – NPR

Friday, September 29, 2017

Brandi Chastain celebrates after scoring the winning goal of the 1999 World Cup. Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images Brandi Chastain celebrates after scoring the winning goal of the 1999 World Cup. Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images Title IX is often credited with getting more girls involved in sports, but there’s another, more intimate milestone in the women-in-sports story that deserves some recognition: This year, the Jogbra turns…

Column: As ‘America’s sport,’ the NFL cannot escape politics – PBS NewsHour

Friday, September 29, 2017

The controversy over players kneeling in the NFL has revealed that the league’s embrace of American iconography has different meanings for different audiences. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images Every aspect of our lives, whether directly or indirectly, is political. To pretend otherwise is to either be involved in a critical delusion or to have a limited understanding of the term. We tend to view politics strictly in terms of…

Cost of Contact in Sports Is Estimated at Over 600000 Injuries a Year – New York Times

Friday, September 29, 2017

Fair and his colleagues focused on four types of serious injuries — concussions and damage to the nervous system, bone injuries, torn tissue, and muscle and cartilage injuries. They are the sort that can sideline an athlete for months. And football players, who have the most injuries, can have one after the other, as happened to the son of Terry O’Neil, founder of Practice Like Pros, a group that focuses…