World Sports

In Honor of Kyrie And LeBron, Here Are 10 Memorable Sports Divorces – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Kyrie Irving supposedly wants out of Cleveland. Some reports say the guard is unhappy being in LeBron’s shadow and other reports say that he doesn’t want to stick around if James is going to bolt via free agency after next season. Things have already gotten ugly, with LeBron having to deny a report that he would “kick Irving’s ass” if he saw him. No matter what happens with this situation,…

610 Sports no longer home for KU radio broadcasts in Kansas City – Kansas City Star

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Kansas City’s 610 Sports Radio will no longer be the home of Kansas men’s basketball and football games, the station announced on its website Tuesday. This ends a previous 18-year agreement between Entercom, which owns 610 Sports, and KU Athletics. “We greatly appreciate all the years we had with them (at KU). They’re good people down there,” said Dave Alpert, vice president and general manager of Entercom Kansas City. “We…

Shadow sports minister urges RFU to reconsider women’s contracts – The Guardian

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The shadow sports minister has criticised the Rugby Football Union’s decision not to renew the contracts of England women’s 15-a-side players and urged the governing body to reconsider. In a letter to the RFU chief executive, Ian Ritchie, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan said the organisation was showing it was “far less than fully committed” to the women’s game. The contracts of the England players looking to defend their World Cup crown…

Kids Who Specialize In One Sport Get More Injuries – NPR

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A growing number of pediatric sports medicine groups warn that when a child focuses on a single sport before age 15 or 16, they increase their risk of injury and burnout — and don’t boost their overall success in that sport. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Hero Images/Getty Images A growing number of pediatric sports medicine groups warn that when a child focuses on a single sport before…

Is former Channel 6 sports anchor Ping pulling a Shaq and jumping to LA? – Orlando Sentinel

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

First Shaq, then Dwight, now perhaps Ping, too. Popular former WKMG-Channel 6 sports anchor David “Ping” Pingalore has apparently torn a page from the itinerary of Shaquille O’Neal and Dwight Howard and could be on the verge of making a professional jump to Los Angeles. Ping was doing the sports report on multiple newscasts Monday at KTLA-Channel 5 in Los Angeles. No word yet on whether he will sign a…

Ninety-nine percent of ailing NFL player brains sport hallmarks of neurodegenerative disease, autopsy study finds – Science Magazine

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Two college football players collide head-first during a 2009 game.  By Meredith WadmanJul. 25, 2017 , 11:00 AM The largest study of its kind has found damage in the vast majority of former football players’ brains donated for research after they developed mental symptoms during life. Of 202 former players of the U.S. version of the game whose brains were examined, 87% showed the diagnostic signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy…

Pyre review: A brilliant reinvention of the term “fantasy sports” – Ars Technica

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

reader comments 23 Game details Developer: Supergiant GamesPublisher: Supergiant GamesPlatform: Windows, PS4Release Date: July 25, 2017ESRB Rating: E10Price: $20 / £20Links: Official website | Steam Role-playing games and sports video games have more in common than you think. Decades ago, series like Sensible World of Soccer and Tony La Russa Baseball (on PC, not console) filled their career modes with lots of money- and roster-management menus. Modern major-league games and soccer games like FIFA 17 have carried those traditions over, sporting enough card-slotting and story-driven…

Shadow sports minister urges RFU to reconsider women’s contracts – The Guardian

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The shadow sports minister has criticised the Rugby Football Union’s decision not to renew the contracts of England women’s 15-a-side players and urged the governing body to reconsider. In a letter to the RFU chief executive, Ian Ritchie, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan said the organisation was showing it was “far less than fully committed” to the women’s game. The contracts of the England players looking to defend their World Cup crown…

Kids Drive NASCAR returns to celebrate the sport’s young fans – Nascar

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — For the next three weeks, Kids Drive NASCAR will celebrate the next generation of NASCAR® fans by engaging children and their families with fun and interactive social content, kids’ takeovers and at-track events and activities, NASCAR announced today. Beginning today, kids will go head-to-head with some of the sport’s top drivers in Kids vs. Drivers, a series of timed activity challenges on social media. Monster Energy NASCAR…

Big Ten announces six-year deal with ESPN, Fox Sports worth $2.64 billion – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Big Ten formally announced its six-year partnership with ESPN and Fox Sports, a deal worth a reported $2.64 billion that industry analysts view as a victory for the conference. News of the agreement broke more than a year ago, but Commissioner Jim Delany delayed the unveiling until Monday. “We have labored in bringing our agreements to maturity,” he said. “The (game) selection I wouldn’t say is tricky, but it…

Big Ten announces 6-year partnership with ESPN and Fox Sports worth $2.64B – Chicago Tribune

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Big Ten formally announced its new six-year partnership with ESPN and Fox Sports, a deal worth a reported $2.64 billion that industry analysts view as a victory for the league. News of the agreement got out more than a year ago, but commissioner Jim Delany delayed the unveiling until Monday. “We have labored in bringing our agreements to maturity,” he said. “The (game) selection, I wouldn’t say, is tricky….

Shares of this sports retailer are crashing, dragging Foot Locker, Nike down with it – CNBC

Monday, July 24, 2017

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Arrested for Shoplifting – TMZ.com

Monday, July 24, 2017

12:09 PM PT — Prince William County PD has released a statement about the incident —  “On June 22 around 1:30AM, officers responded to the WAWA located at 2051 Daniel Start Sq in Woodbridge to investigate a larceny in progress. An employee reported to police that a man ran out of the store without paying for some merchandise. When officers arrived, they located the man in the parking lot. Following…

The Most Toxic Jobs in Sports Right Now – Complex

Monday, July 24, 2017

Athletes aren’t alone in inking new deals and planning their professional futures this summer. Execs, coaches, and player personnel guys are doing the same off the court. For every plum gig like Steph Curry’s shooting coach or the stability of Steelers head coach, another unlucky jobseeker will wind up in professional hell. A litany of high-level jobs are tainted by the internal climate they exist in. Imagine being Tiger…

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Signs Multiyear On-Air Deal With NBC – SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Monday, July 24, 2017

NBC won the Dale Earnhardt Jr. sweepstakes, as the popular NASCAR driver signed a multiyear on-air deal with the net that takes effect in January, sources said. NBC is expected to make a formal announcement on the hire later this morning. Earnhardt will become a mainstay on NBC’s NASCAR coverage; the net carries the second half of NASCAR’s Monster Energy and Xfinity series seasons through ‘24. Earnhardt also will…

Inside the Fight to Design the Perfect Sports Bra – Bloomberg

Monday, July 24, 2017

Nike’s latest sports bra is an engineering marvel. Using the Flyknit technology normally reserved for sneakers, the bra is made up of just two panels of fabric—other Nike Inc. bras can have up to 41 separate sections meshed together—and promises sturdy support on the field or in the gym. It took researchers more than 600 hours of biometric testing, recording movement on cameras and creating body maps to develop the latest…

It Seems Like Sports Can’t Sink Much Lower Than Mayweather-McGregor. But Just Wait. – New York Magazine

Monday, July 24, 2017

Conor McGregor. Photo: Mike Stobe/Getty Images When you sign up for life as a sports fan, you are knowingly introducing darkness and moral complication into your life: To look clearly at the world of sports is to want to look away. Greedy owners jacking up ticket prices at billion-dollar concrete monstrosities they conned taxpayers into buying for them. Athletes beating their girlfriends and being punished with multiyear guaranteed contracts worth…

The Athletic, a Subscription Site for Local Sports News, Raises $5.8 Million – Bloomberg

Monday, July 24, 2017

2017 is shaping up to be a rough year for sports journalism. ESPN, Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report, and Yahoo Sports have all cut staff positions in the last several months, showing the deep cracks in the predominant business model of online sports news. The founders of the Athletic, an 18-month-old online sports publication, see opportunity in the struggles of the biggest companies. As the news of the cuts kept…

It Seems Like Sports Can’t Sink Much Lower Than Mayweather-McGregor. But Just Wait. – New York Magazine

Monday, July 24, 2017

Conor McGregor. Photo: Mike Stobe/Getty Images When you sign up for life as a sports fan, you are knowingly introducing darkness and moral complication into your life: To look clearly at the world of sports is to want to look away. Greedy owners jacking up ticket prices at billion-dollar concrete monstrosities they conned taxpayers into buying for them. Athletes beating their girlfriends and being punished with multiyear guaranteed contracts worth…