World Sports

Phil McNulty: Premier League end-of-season report – BBC Sport

Monday, May 22, 2017

<!– “Chelsea – Premier League thoroughbreds and deserved champions” Chelsea – 1st <!– Chelsea captain John Terry said farewell during Chelsea’s final game of the season on Sunday Premier League thoroughbreds and deserved champions. Brilliantly managed by Antonio Conte in his first season at the club – addressed early failings with tactical acumen, repaired a broken squad and got Chelsea’s best players playing again. McNulty’s pre-season prediction: 3rd What he…

New Jersey to vote on bill to regulate daily fantasy sports – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Monday, May 22, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. — Lawmakers in New Jersey are set to vote on legislation to regulate and tax daily fantasy sports. The Democrat-led Assembly is scheduled to vote Monday on a bill that would impose a quarterly fee of 10.5 percent of gross revenues on daily fantasy sports providers. The measure calls for the Division of Consumer Affairs to issue permits to fantasy sports operators including casino licensees and racetracks. The…

LV Sports Hall of Fame becomes a new state chapter – Allentown Morning Call

Monday, May 22, 2017

More than 200 people attended the Lehigh Valley Sports Hall of Fame banquet Saturday night at the Northampton Community Center and while recognizing 22 new members including Mario Andretti and the late Darryl Dawkins, the LVSHOF had an announcement to make. Ed White, the organization’s chairman, said the LVSHOF has been sanctioned as the new Lehigh Valley-Pocono Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of…

Marcus Smart’s career night and Avery Bradley’s game-winner saved the Celtics – Yahoo Sports

Monday, May 22, 2017

After two straight blowouts to begin the Eastern Conference finals and the news that inured Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas will miss the remainder of the series, the Cleveland Cavaliers entered Game 3 on Sunday as 16.5-point favorites — a spread you’ll rarely even see so high in the regular season. It took all of 23:39 for the Cavs to build a lead big enough to cover that 17-point margin, and they…

‘Baywatch’ babe Kelly Rohrbach loves beating dudes at sports – New York Post

Monday, May 22, 2017

Kelly Rohrbach has one very big advantage when it comes to conquering Hollywood: her backswing. It turns out the 5-foot-9 model and actress, who is stepping into Pamela Anderson’s red swimsuit in the “Baywatch” movie in theaters Thursday, is an ace on the golf course. “I love to go out there and beat the guys,” Rohrbach told The Post. “It’s kind of an ego boost. “Golf [has been] a big…

WWE stars react to the results at WWE Backlash – FOXSports.com

Monday, May 22, 2017

Jinder Mahal stunned Randy Orton to become the new WWE Champion Sunday night in Chicago at Backlash, capturing a singles title for the first time in his long career.  Here’s what WWE stars were saying about Sunday’s show.

A national lottery to help fund the future of Australian sport has been touted by the Federal Government. – ABC Online

Monday, May 22, 2017

Updated May 22, 2017 12:01:47 Photo: Grassroots and junior participation is a focus of the Federal Government’s National Sport Plan. (ABC News: Jonathon Gul) A national lottery to help fund the future of Australian sport has been touted by the Federal Government. The idea is not a new one, having been first floated in 1979, but Federal Sports Minister Greg Hunt says it is now something he has…

Sergio Pettis vs. Brandon Moreno headlines UFC’s return to Mexico – FOXSports.com

Sunday, May 21, 2017

A new flyweight title contender could be crowned when Sergio Pettis meets Brandon Moreno in the main event at UFC Fight Night in Mexico City on August 5. UFC officials announced the new matchup on Sunday. #UFCMexico Main Event ready to go! @sergiopettis vs @theassassinbaby will go for 5 rounds in 🇲🇽🎟🎟🎟 ON SALE JUNE 9: https://t.co/YvVRh5alOp pic.twitter.com/JhqtujRRu1 — UFC (@ufc) May 21, 2017 Pettis (15-2) was originally scheduled to…

Coughlin over Parcells? Ranking best coaches in NY sports history – New York Post

Sunday, May 21, 2017

There are few managers or coaches in recent memory who have gotten the town talking the way Terry Collins has, and does, sometimes in good ways, often in bad ways, always in interesting ways. Saturday, he managed the 1,013th game of his tenure as a Met, one more than Davey Johnson — and maybe a good 500 or 600 more than most folks would’ve set as the “over” when he…

The Preakness Stakes’ Woodlawn Vase: The Most Expensive … – NBC Chicago

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The owner of the horse that wins this weekend’s Preakness Stakes will get an oversized floral garland, 15 minutes of fame and a copy of a storied trophy that’s said to be the most valuable in American sports. The Woodlawn Vase, an ornate, Tiffany-designed solid sterling silver piece dating back to 1860 is touted as “the most expensive trophy in American sports” by Preakness officials. A 1983 insurance appraisal valued…

‘Brockmire’ is funny, obscene, but what are best sports TV shows ever? – Allentown Morning Call

Sunday, May 21, 2017

It’s tough to beat actual sports for entertainment. Yet television continues to try and, as is traditional in sports, success is hard-won. Actually, it’s more like Chicago sports than that: Very few succeed, and most might as well write off their entire season after just a few weeks. There will be a list here of the best scripted sports series, or at least the start of some arguments about these…

Saturday Sports: NBA Finals, Tom Brady’s Concussions – NPR

Sunday, May 21, 2017

SCOTT SIMON, HOST: And it’s time for sports. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) SIMON: Could three be a charm for one of two teams, not to mention fans? Howard Bryant of espn.com and ESPN the Magazine joins us now. Good morning, Howard. HOWARD BRYANT, BYLINE: Good morning, Scott. How are you? SIMON: How am I? Well, listen… BRYANT: Are you better than the Boston Celtics? SIMON: Well, I don’t want to make…

Saturday Sports: NBA Finals, Tom Brady’s Concussions – NPR

Sunday, May 21, 2017

SCOTT SIMON, HOST: And it’s time for sports. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) SIMON: Could three be a charm for one of two teams, not to mention fans? Howard Bryant of espn.com and ESPN the Magazine joins us now. Good morning, Howard. HOWARD BRYANT, BYLINE: Good morning, Scott. How are you? SIMON: How am I? Well, listen… BRYANT: Are you better than the Boston Celtics? SIMON: Well, I don’t want to make…

At least one Premier League club is planning to charge Sky Sports and BT Sport for manager and player interviews – Mirror.co.uk

Sunday, May 21, 2017

At least one Premier League club is hatching a plan to charge stakeholders such as Sky Sports and BT Sport for manager and player interviews. Commercial chiefs at a top-six side want to deny broadcasters the free access they currently get to their star names unless they are willing to pay for the privilege. Sky are stumping up £4.1billion for five of the seven live packages in the current domestic…

Explaining Enes Kanter’s airport detention and why it’s so serious – FOXSports.com

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Since the 2016 coup attempt, Erdogan has been effectively running a reverse coup.  Followers of Gülen have been rooted out of all levels of the state — the government claimed that 70,000 were processed as part for their involvement with the coup attempt. The government also released nearly 40,000 prisoners to make room for those arrested for their perceived roles in the coup — a group of people who…

Friday’s Sports In Brief – Washington Times

Saturday, May 20, 2017

NBA BOSTON (AP) – An NBA playoff-record, 41-point halftime lead. A franchise record for total points. A 13th consecutive playoff win, tying another league record. And LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers can still do better. Cleveland steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Minutes after the NBA announced the three finalists for the MVP award – and James wasn’t among them…

Premiership semi-final: Wasps 21-20 Leicester Tigers – BBC Sport

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Josh Bassett squeezed over in the corner under pressure from Jack Roberts in the 78th minute Josh Bassett scored a try two minutes from time as Wasps reached their first Premiership final in nine years with a thrilling victory over Leicester. Kurtley Beale helped Wasps build a 10-point lead but Peter Betham’s try saw Tigers three points down at half-time. Leicester led when Telusa Veainu dived over, and Freddie Burns’…

Inverness Caley Thistle: Richie Foran wants rid of ‘bad apples’ – BBC Sport

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Richie Foran wants to stay on as Inverness boss for the battle to return to the top flight Manager Richie Foran says Inverness Caley Thistle must rid themselves of “two or three bad apples” after they were relegated from the Premiership. A win over Motherwell was not enough and Foran, who wants to stay on as manager, felt let down by some players. The manager made reference to “two or…

Pro12 semi-final: Munster 23-3 Ospreys – BBC Sport

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Media playback is not supported on this device Pro12 semi-final highlights: Munster 23-3 Ospreys Munster will take on Scarlets for the 2016-17 Pro12 title in next Saturday’s final after seeing off Ospreys at Thomond Park. The win denied the lacklustre visitors an all-Welsh final against their closest rivals in Dublin. But they could have no complaints on a day when only Munster touched down. Francis Saili, Simon Zebo and Andrew…

Arsenal: Stan Kroenke ‘committed long term’ despite Alisher Usmanov bid – BBC Sport

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Stan Kroenke has a 67% stake in Arsenal Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke is committed to the club in the long term, sources have told the BBC. Kroenke has shown no interest in a £1bn bid by Uzbek-born Russian Usmanov to take full control of the Gunners. It is understood the American’s ambition is to win the Premier League and make Arsenal a force in Europe. Gunners legend Ian Wright…