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David Haye takes last-minute trip to Germany to see specialist sports doctor…but he WILL be fit to fight rival … – Daily Mail

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

David Haye takes on Tony Bellew in a heavyweight grudge-match on Saturday  The London fighter flew to Munich on Tuesday to see a specialist sports doctor Hans Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt helped him with a shoulder injury in 2013 Reports suggested an Achilles problem could put the fight in jeopardy  But promoter Eddie Hearn said Haye ‘will be in the ring on Saturday’ Read more: Everything you need to know about David…

USA TODAY Sports Bracketology: Kentucky and Duke rise, Gonzaga and Arizona fall – USA TODAY

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Kansas supplanted Gonzaga at No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports coaches poll. USA TODAY Sports Kentucky and Duke could both be dangerous in March.(Photo: USA TODAY Sports/Getty Images) It’s worth noting that bracketology projections are based on how the NCAA tournament selection committee will seed based on previous years’ trends and current team résumés. That being said, Arizona and Gonzaga fans won’t be happy…

Colin Cowherd ranks the 10 best destinations for Tony Romo – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

“Stay with Dallas, go to the Calgary Stampeders would be No. 9, or work for FOX Sports. The top 10 gets pretty lean. “… He was in the NFC for all these years, so he would be a very good broadcaster. He’d probably come to us, right, because we’ve had all the Cowboy games. Bring him on the kickoff show or something. “I just don’t think the list…

Colin Cowherd ranks the 10 best destinations for Tony Romo – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

“Stay with Dallas, go to the Calgary Stampeders would be No. 9, or work for FOX Sports. The top 10 gets pretty lean. “… He was in the NFC for all these years, so he would be a very good broadcaster. He’d probably come to us, right, because we’ve had all the Cowboy games. Bring him on the kickoff show or something. “I just don’t think the list…

AfriForum calls for sacking of sports ministry’s media man – Sport24

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Cape Town – Civil rights organisation AfriForum on Tuesday called for the dismissal of the media and communications manager of the department of sport and recreation over a racist social media post. Esethu Hasane took to Twitter to comment on the current water crisis in the Western Cape, and called on God to find another way to “punish white people”. The Western Cape is currently experiencing a water crisis with…

AfriForum calls for sacking of sports ministry’s media man – Sport24

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Cape Town – Civil rights organisation AfriForum on Tuesday called for the dismissal of the media and communications manager of the department of sport and recreation over a racist social media post. Esethu Hasane took to Twitter to comment on the current water crisis in the Western Cape, and called on God to find another way to “punish white people”. The Western Cape is currently experiencing a water crisis with…

The Beard: James Harden Untangles His Life And Game – Sports Illustrated

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

This story appears in the March 6, 2017, issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. To subscribe, click here. James Harden stepped gingerly off the bus at the Kimpton Epic Hotel in downtown Miami, punchy after a two-hour flight from Houston following a 20-point loss to Golden State, and was greeted by a phalanx of photographers along Biscayne Bay. They were not interested in Dwight Howard or Patrick Beverley, Clint Capela or Trevor…

Genie Bouchard talks topless Sports Illustrated pics, meeting dates on Twitter – Fox News

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

When a stranger asked Genie Bouchard on a date via Twitter, she said “sure.” The date came right around when the 23-year-old tennis pro posed for some racy Sports Illustrated swimsuit pics. We spoke to Bouchard about posing for SI and her bold decision to go on a date with 20-year-old Missouri-based college student John Goehrke. KATE UPTON LANDS SI COVER FOR THE THIRD TIME Fox News: You’re…

AfriForum calls for sacking of sports ministry’s media man – Sport24

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Cape Town – Civil rights organisation AfriForum on Tuesday called for the dismissal of the media and communications manager of the department of sport and recreation over a racist social media post. Esethu Hasane took to Twitter to comment on the current water crisis in the Western Cape, and called on God to find another way to “punish white people”. The Western Cape is currently experiencing a water crisis with…

Michael Phelps urges Congress to join fight against doping in sports – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Michael Phelps led an Olympic contingent that testified at a congressional hearing Tuesday, with the famed swimmer talking about his frustration at the cloud of doping that continues to hover over sports. The most-decorated Olympian of all time — now retired — Phelps was joined by shot putter Adam Nelson and officials from the International Olympic Committee, World Anti-Doping Agency and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. “I can’t adequately describe how frustrating it…

Vive Studios’ ‘VR Sports’ is exactly what it sounds like – Engadget

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

All three experiences are good, but can feel a little dated. VR Sports, for instance, does an excellent job of simulating physics; both its tennis and ping-pong modes feel remarkably like playing the actual sport, accurately simulating ball spin and bounce. It feels natural and fun, but the simplistic gameplay reminds me of an early room-scale SteamVR demo. Similarly, Front Defense is a competent room-scale war shooter, tasking players with…

Arsenal fans face being left stranded in Middlesbrough after Sky Sports move game to Monday night – The Independent

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Arsenal supporters face the daunting prospect of attempting to travel back from Middlesbrough late on a Monday night after their Premier League fixture was moved to 17 April so it can be shown live on Sky Sports. The fixture is one of four Arsenal matches that will be shown live on television during April, but the 500-mile round trip journey will pose supporters planning to travel to the Riverside for…

Paul Hayward leads triumphant night for Telegraph at Sports Journalism Awards – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Paul Hayward was crowned Sports Writer of the Year for the second year running as The Telegraph scooped four honours at the Sports Journalism Awards on Monday night.  The Telegraph’s Investigations Team won the Investigative Reporter category with its Football for Sale expose which led to the departure of England manager Sam Allardyce and the story was also highly commended in the Scoop of the Year award. Oliver Brown was…

Monday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

PRO FOOTBALL PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert stressed earlier this month one of the team’s biggest goals during the offseason was to make wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell vital parts of the organization ”for life.” Done and well, on its way to being done. The Steelers signed Brown to a new five-year contract, following through on a promise the club made last summer…

USA TODAY Sports Bracketology: Baylor stays in the hunt for No. 1 seed – USA TODAY

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Kansas supplanted Gonzaga at No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports coaches poll. USA TODAY Sports Baylor Bears forward Nuni Omot (21) blocks a shot by West Virginia Mountaineers guard Jevon Carter (2) in the first half at Ferrell Center.(Photo: Sean Pokorny, USA TODAY Sports) Baylor’s back-to-back losses to Texas Tech and Kansas in mid-February pushed the Bears out of the No. 1 seed conversation….

The Olympic Shames: Rio And Athens Sports Venues Abandoned – Forbes

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

After the Olympics, what happens when the world turns the spotlight off? For Rio and Athens, darkness. The Olympic dream morphed into a nightmare overnight. Brazil and Greece splurged on Olympics they couldn’t afford, their political systems are chaotic, and local neighborhoods, which were to benefit from the Games, did not. We’ve heard this story before. Brazil’s Neymar celebrates his gold medal penalty kick score during the 2016 Olympics in Rio….

Sources: Andrew Bogut agrees to buyout with 76ers – Yahoo Sports

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Andrew Bogut has agreed to a contract buyout with the Philadelphia 76ers, freeing him to evaluate his next move, league sources told The Vertical. Bogut has narrowed his next destination to Cleveland, Houston, San Antonio or Boston, and will have conversations over the next 24 hours with general managers and coaches from those teams, league sources said. All four teams expect to make deep playoff runs, but Houston and Boston could offer…

ESPN takes aim at Fox Sports where it hurts: Katie Nolan – New York Post

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Worldwide Leader strikes back. ESPN is trying to turn Fox Sports’ brightest star, Katie Nolan, into a turncoat and bring her entertaining, irreverent act to the sports media behemoth. According to a Sporting News report, ESPN has begun courting Nolan, holding a meeting with the star of “Garbage Time.” Included in the sitdown were ESPN president John Skipper, senior VP Connor Schell and, notably, Erik Rydholm, a producer who’s generated original broadcasting like…

Tim Tebow reports to Mets camp ready for ‘hardest thing in sports’ – USA TODAY

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Tim Tebow address the media after arriving at Mets camp. Chris Pedota/NorthJersey.com Tim Tebow is seen leaving on a golf cart after addressing members of the media.(Photo: Steve Mitchell, USA TODAY Sports) PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Tim Tebow was everywhere Monday at the New York Mets spring-training camp, but nowhere to be found in the actually place that mattered. You could find Tebow jerseys…

10 sports moments as awkward as the Oscars’ Best Picture catastrophe – FOXSports.com

Monday, February 27, 2017

Sunday night at the Oscars got a late jolt — as well as one of the most awkward, memorable scenes in TV history — when the wrong card was accidentally handed to the Best Picture presenters. The mixup led to La La Land briefly being named Best Picture, before an insane moment when the speeches were stopped and the audience was informed that it was actually Moonlight that had won.  The auditorium gasped, four…