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DC Major Sports Title Drought Approaches 26 Years After Nationals’ Loss to Cubs – Sports Illustrated

Friday, October 13, 2017

After the Nationals’ Game 5 failure against the Cubs, the infamous Washington, D.C. championship drought is guaranteed to reach a full 26 years.  The last time one of Washington’s four biggest professional sports teams won a championship was 1992, when the Redskins won the Super Bowl. Since that game was played on Jan. 26, 1992, and this season’s Super Bowl—the next major championship for which a D.C. team is technically eligible—is…

Friday’s Hot Clicks: Penny Lane; The 30 Most Influential Hispanics in Sports – Sports Illustrated

Friday, October 13, 2017

In Friday’s Hot Clicks, we look at the 30 most influential Hispanics in sports, plus a look at the lovely Penny Lane. The 30 Most Influential Hispanics in Sports What do Tony Romo, Alex Rodriguez, Oscar de la Hoya and Jess Mendoza have in common? They’re all included in our feature looking at the 30 Most Influential Hispanics in sports. Also, they’re all Hispanic. But seriously, I spent a lot of…

The Top 25 Play-by-Play Broadcasters in Sports 2017 – Sports Illustrated

Friday, October 13, 2017

We live in a great era for play-by-play voices. The list of quality game-callers is deep and sports broadcasting has become far more inclusive than ever as evidenced by women (Tiffany Greene, Beth Mowins, Kate Scott, etc…) regularly getting play-by-play assignments that have traditionally been the domain of men only. Given the quality of talent among play-by-play voices, I thought it would be a fun parlor game to list the…

A Blueprint for Women’s Sports Success. But Can It Be Copied? – New York Times

Friday, October 13, 2017

“Look, Portland’s a great soccer market, there’s no question about it,” said Merritt Paulson, the owner of the Thorns and their affiliated Major League Soccer club, the Portland Timbers, who have sold out 122 consecutive home games and counting. “But there are other great soccer markets in this country. The N.W.S.L. can succeed, and succeed well, in a lot of markets. We don’t have fairy dust that’s unique to Portland.”…

‘Why does this happen?’: The existential crisis of the DC sports fan – Washington Post

Friday, October 13, 2017

Dejected Nationals fans as another season ends. (Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) There’s a joke in the office, about how we all take turns writing A1 stories about the very narrowest slice of the sports world: Washington teams having a chance to do something special in the playoffs, and/or Washington teams failing to do something special in the playoffs. It’s a story we pass around, nurture to varying degrees — Barry…

Another Nationals heartbreak nothing new for Washington sports fans – USA TODAY

Friday, October 13, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE SportsPulse: Trysta Krick and Steve Gardner break down the Cubs’ dramatic win, the Nationals’ continued heartbreak and how the next round shapes up. USA TODAY Sports Jose Lobaton was picked off first base to end the Nationals’ eighth-inning rally.(Photo: Geoff Burke, USA TODAY Sports) Another pro sports season, another heartbreak for the Washington, D.C., sports fan. The Nationals, one of the best teams in baseball…

The NFL has the most protests. It is also the most American sports league. – Washington Post

Friday, October 13, 2017

From Da Coach, Mike Ditka, to Da President, Donald Trump, fired-up critics of kneeling and fist-raising during the national anthem have suggested that protesting NFL players are un-American. “That’s a total disrespect of our heritage,” Trump told a crowd in Alabama last month. “If you don’t respect our country, you shouldn’t be in this country playing football,” Ditka said in a radio interview Monday. Strictly speaking, the NFL is actually the…

Villanova at James Madison live stream, watch online with College Sports Live – CBSSports.com

Friday, October 13, 2017

Will the defending champions get the job done on Saturday? USATSI 2016 FCS champion James Madison is 5-0 so far in defense of its title title, and next up to take a swing at the champs is Villanova in a game that will air exclusively on CBS College Sports Live. The ESPN College GameDay crew will kick off the day in Virginia, so be sure to tune in and get…

Sports teams are ditching Trump hotels – New York Post

Friday, October 13, 2017

Professional teams across four major sports leagues that sometimes stayed in Trump hotels are apparently now finding different lodging while on the road, according to a report Thursday. An investigation by the Washington Post found that none of the 105 teams that responded from the total of 123 franchises from the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, the National Hockey League or Major League Baseball would confirm that it…

Samsung’s Gear Sport and Gear IconX earbuds will be available for preorder starting tomorrow – The Verge

Friday, October 13, 2017

Samsung has announced that the Gear Sport and its second-generation Gear IconX earbuds (also known as Gear IconX 2018) will be available for preorder starting October 13th. Priced at $299.99, the Gear Sport comes in blue and black and will be available nationwide from October 27th through Samsung.com, Amazon, Best Buy, Macy’s, and U.S. Cellular. The Gear IconX 2018 will come in black, gray, and pink, for $199.99 and will…

Thursday’s Hot Clicks: Shelbi Buchholz; Diddy Wants to Buy the NFL, Everyone Mocks Him – Sports Illustrated

Friday, October 13, 2017

In Thursday’s Hot Clicks, we mock Diddy’s plan to buy the NFL, plus a look at the lovely Shelbi Buchholz. Stay in your lane, Diddy If you can’t beat them, buy them. That seems to be Sean Combs Puffy P. Diddy Diddy‘s philosophy in response to the NFL’s National Anthem controversy. The rapper suggested as much in a series of tweets on Wednesday. Only one problem: His net worth is $800 million…

11 college sports mega-rivalries that may have slipped under your radar – NCAA.com

Friday, October 13, 2017

Rivalries bring out some of the most exciting, intense and (sometimes) heartbreaking moments in college sports. Duke-North Carolina in basketball. Auburn-Alabama in football. Countless others — from the Apple Cup in Washington to the Crosstown Shootout in Cincinnati, from the Little Brown Jug in the North to any number of Lone Star Showdowns — help make college athletics what they are.   But rivalries, and the history…

Pro sports teams were once reliable patrons of Trump’s hotels. Not anymore. – Washington Post

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Until recently, the Trump SoHo hotel served as a kind of luxe clubhouse for NBA teams visiting New York. At least 12 teams — more than a third of the league — had stayed there since it opened in 2010. The players loved it so much they became walking ads for the Trump brand: Superstar Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder praised the hotel in the press. Toronto Raptors…

Thursday’s Hot Clicks: Shelbi Buchholz; Diddy Wants to Buy the NFL, Everyone Mocks Him – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, October 12, 2017

In Thursday’s Hot Clicks, we mock Diddy’s plan to buy the NFL, plus a look at the lovely Shelbi Buchholz. Stay in your lane, Diddy If you can’t beat them, buy them. That seems to be Sean Combs Puffy P. Diddy Diddy‘s philosophy in response to the NFL’s National Anthem controversy. The rapper suggested as much in a series of tweets on Wednesday. Only one problem: His net worth is $800 million…

Samsung’s Gear Sport and Gear IconX earbuds will be available for preorder starting tomorrow – The Verge

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Samsung has announced that the Gear Sport and its second-generation Gear IconX earbuds (also known as Gear IconX 2018) will be available for preorder starting October 13th. Priced at $299.99, the Gear Sport comes in blue and black and will be available nationwide from October 27th through Samsung.com, Amazon, Best Buy, Macy’s, and U.S. Cellular. The Gear IconX 2018 will come in black, gray, and pink, for $199.99 and will…

Pope Francis sets a sports plan in motion to help refugees – ESPN

Thursday, October 12, 2017

6:53 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The numbers in the refugee crisis are continually astounding. Not only the number of refugees, which is always growing, but the number who are being turned away. In the United States, President Trump has already cut refugee resettlement to 50,000 people per year — less than half of the 110,000-per-year ceiling imposed by the Obama administration. According to a…

The dumbest streak in sports might actually end tonight – Washington Post

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Michael A. Taylor, right, celebrates with Matt Wieters, Anthony Rendon and Daniel Murphy, who scored on Taylor’s grand slam in the eighth inning Wednesday night. (Tannen Maury/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) Maybe this isn’t the year the Nats win the World Series. Maybe the Redskins will go another 25 years without a Super Bowl. Maybe the Capitals will never, ever win a Stanley Cup. Okay, probably they won’t. But eventually, one of these teams will…

Pro sports teams were once reliable patrons of Trump’s hotels. Not anymore. – Washington Post

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Until recently, the Trump SoHo hotel served as a kind of luxe clubhouse for NBA teams visiting New York. At least 12 teams — more than a third of the league — had stayed there since it opened in 2010. The players loved it so much they became walking ads for the Trump brand: Superstar Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder praised the hotel in the press. Toronto Raptors…

Barstool Sports Asked Potential Employee To Sign Away Her Right To Be Offended – Deadspin

Thursday, October 12, 2017

This afternoon, former Fox Sports college football host Elika Sadeghi told a story about how she recently walked away from a job offer from a sports media company because it asked her to sign an agreement acknowledging that she would willingly work in an environment where she might be exposed to “nudity, sexual scenarios, racial epithets, suggestive gestures, profanity and references to stereotypes.” Though Sadeghi redacted the name of the…

Boston’s Kyrie Irving excited to now be ‘playing in a real, live sports city’ – CBSSports.com

Thursday, October 12, 2017

New Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving left Cleveland Cavaliers fans with a sour taste in their mouths back in June when he requested a trade following three straight NBA Finals appearances, including the Cavs’ first NBA title in 2016. Overall, Irving’s departure went about as smoothly as one could expect, with both sides shying away from mudslinging and name-calling. On Wednesday, however, Irving appeared to take a slight jab at…