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Here’s why John 3:16 is so popular in sports – The Boston Globe

Friday, April 21, 2017

It’s been memorized by countless Sunday school students, displayed on signs at major sporting events, and printed on the bottom of shopping bags and soda cups. Now, perhaps the most familiar verse in the New Testament has once again been thrust into the public eye after Aaron Hernandez scrawled “John 3:16” on his forehead with red ink before taking his own life. Advertisement The Bible verse, regarded by many as…

Renault’s F1 car of future is fascinating but the sport must be competitive – The Guardian (blog)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Change is coming to Formula One and the sport, which has evolved in an awkward, disjointed and unsatisfactory fashion in recent years, badly needs to get it right. In the short term the new 2017 regulations seem to have at least worked in the sense of having two teams – Mercedes and Ferrari – competing at the front, with a good chance Red Bull will be joining them as the…

Detroit sports radio host Terry Foster retires from 97.1 The Ticket – Detroit Free Press

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Terry Foster.(Photo: Courtesy of Freep/News “Double Coverage”) Terry Foster – the longtime co-host of the popular “Valenti and Foster” show on 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM) – has retired from the station, effective immediately. “I am retiring from sports radio, but I am not retiring from life,” Foster said, according to CBS Detroit. “It is time for me to move on to a more low-key career.” In a blog on CBSDetroit.com posted…

The 13 greatest first-round upsets in sports history – FOXSports.com

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The San Jose Sharks were in their third year of existence and making their playoff debut after a sub-.500 season. All that waited was the mighty, 100-point Red Wings. The Sharks had gone 11-71-2 in the previous season. Easy, right? Somehow the Sharks came through to win in seven. That game was their second road victory of the series, something that would have been unthinkable as recently as eight…

Aaron Hernandez death ruled suicide; brain donated to sports concussion research – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Aaron Hernandez‘s death in prison has been ruled a suicide and the former NFL star’s brain is being donated to sports concussion researchers, Massachusetts authorities said Thursday. The declaration by prosecutors, state police and public health officials came after a tumultuous day in which Hernandez’s lawyer suggested the state was mishandling the investigation and illegally withholding his brain after releasing the rest of the body to a funeral home. According…

Sports Illustrated "What If" covers – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Renault’s F1 car of future is fascinating but the sport must be competitive – The Guardian (blog)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Change is coming to Formula One and the sport, which has evolved in an awkward, disjointed and unsatisfactory fashion in recent years, badly needs to get it right. In the short term the new 2017 regulations seem to have at least worked in the sense of having two teams – Mercedes and Ferrari – competing at the front, with a good chance Red Bull will be joining them as the…

Washington celebrates another DC sports trifecta – Washington Post

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Sports bettor ‘Vegas Dave’ arraigned, arrested – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Legal troubles are mounting for prominent sports bettor David Oancea, who is better known in gaming circles as Vegas Dave. The professional gambler, who won fame and fortune by promoting his ability to win big on long-shot bets, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he used other people’s Social Security numbers to open player accounts at area casinos. Minutes after he was arraigned in federal court in Las Vegas,…

Renault’s F1 car of future is fascinating but the sport must be competitive – The Guardian (blog)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Change is coming to Formula One and the sport, which has evolved in an awkward, disjointed and unsatisfactory fashion in recent years, badly needs to get it right. In the short term the new 2017 regulations seem to have at least worked in the sense of having two teams – Mercedes and Ferrari – competing at the front, with a good chance Red Bull will be joining them as the…

The Joy of Six: happy endings in sport – The Guardian (blog)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

1) Hussain bows out with match-winning hundred The decision had already been made when Nasser Hussain went out for his final Test innings. An international career that spanned 14 years had seen him become perhaps the pivotal figure in the last few decades of English cricket. It was Hussain’s brilliant captaincy that had pulled England up from the nadir of being ranked last in the world and laid the groundwork…

Sports bettor ‘Vegas Dave’ arraigned, arrested – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Legal troubles are mounting for prominent sports bettor David Oancea, who is better known in gaming circles as Vegas Dave. The professional gambler, who won fame and fortune by promoting his ability to win big on long-shot bets, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he used other people’s Social Security numbers to open player accounts at area casinos. Minutes after he was arraigned in federal court in Las Vegas,…

Sports bettor ‘Vegas Dave’ arraigned, arrested – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Legal troubles are mounting for prominent sports bettor David Oancea, who is better known in gaming circles as Vegas Dave. The professional gambler, who won fame and fortune by promoting his ability to win big on long-shot bets, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he used other people’s Social Security numbers to open player accounts at area casinos. Minutes after he was arraigned in federal court in Las Vegas,…

Computer games to become medal sport at Asian Games – The Register

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Gold medals will be awarded to players of computer games at the 2022 Asian Games. The games are run under the auspices of the Olympic Council of Asia and, like the Olympics, offer a two-week orgy of sport. Most of the events at the Asian Games are familiar sports like track and field, aquatics, cycling and sailing, but the event also includes some distinctly Asian events like Kabbadi, Sepak takraw…

Serena Williams: World number two’s pregnancy is confirmed – BBC Sport

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Serena Williams beat her sister Venus in the final to win the Australian Open in January Serena Williams, the most successful female player of the Open era, is pregnant – just 12 weeks after winning her record 23rd Grand Slam. The American, 35, is due to give birth in the autumn, says her representative. The world number two posted a picture on social media app Snapchat, posing in a mirror…

Baffoe: Everything Makes Sense Right Now In Chicago Sports – CBS Chicago

Thursday, April 20, 2017

By Tim Baffoe– (CBS) Welcome to Chicago. Sports stasis. Bastion of clarity. Epitome of equilibrium. It’s as though entering the Windy City today is a revelation that it’s possible for everything to be just as it should be. Aahhhh. The Cubs won Tuesday, halting a four-game losing streak that had conjured up all that old Cubbie angst in fans who thrive off being fatalistic. It involved starting pitcher Brett Anderson…

Sports bettor ‘Vegas Dave’ arraigned, arrested – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Legal troubles are mounting for prominent sports bettor David Oancea, who is better known in gaming circles as Vegas Dave. The professional gambler, who won fame and fortune by promoting his ability to win big on long-shot bets, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he used other people’s Social Security numbers to open player accounts at area casinos. Minutes after he was arraigned in federal court in Las Vegas,…

8 sports video games that need to be on the SNES Classic – SB Nation

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The NES Classic was the must-have holiday item of 2016. A mix of nostalgia and being just plain cool caused retailers to sell out immediately after receiving their shipments. Months later people are still looking to get their hands on one. Now Eurogamer is reporting that a “SNES mini” is on the way from Nintendo — a small version of the Super Nintendo that will include Super Mario World, Donkey…

Brazilian football team Sport Recife celebrate winning the league title … 30 years after finishing top of the table – The Independent

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Brazil’s Supreme Court has decided that northeastern club Sport were the rightful winners of the 1987 Brazilian league on Tuesday, bringing an end to a 30-year battle with rivals Flamengo. A financial dispute at the time led to two leagues running concurrently, with Recife side Sport winning one and Rio giants Flamengo winning the other. Although the Brazilian football federation sanctioned the breakaway league they decided it should run alongside…

Sport-related concussions more common in high school girls – Reuters

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

(Reuters Health) – In high school sports played by both girls and boys, girls are about 50 percent more likely to get a concussion, according to a recent U.S. study. The reasons may have to do with physical or equipment differences and how often girls and boys report concussions they experience, but the result indicates a need for more research and better prevention strategies, researchers say. “Parents and athletes alike…