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Remembering sports figures who have earned monuments in the fight for racial equality – Charlotte Observer

Monday, September 11, 2017

Statues, mute but eloquent, have been upsetting people lately. In some respects it’s surprising many of these grand historical markers have escaped widespread challenge for so long. But while debate rages over the appropriateness of honoring military and political figures associated with divisiveness and racial discrimination, relatively little is offered as a positive alternative for our public spaces beyond a series of empty pedestals and enhanced museum displays. That’s where…

Telecast of Ravens opener shows deeper bench at CBS Sports – Baltimore Sun (blog)

Monday, September 11, 2017

While much of the attention Sunday was on the season-opening debut of former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo as analyst on the top NFL broadcast team at CBS, a smaller story about the network’s football coverage has gone less noticed. CBS Sports has done a good job of deepening its bench and bringing younger and more enthusiastic play-by-play announcers and analysts to weekly lineups of five and six games — especially…

Pro sports teams don’t need investment banks – New York Post

Monday, September 11, 2017

Speaking of sports, maybe pro sports teams do not need to hire investment banks to get record sale prices for their clubs. In recent weeks, Bruce Sherman and New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter agreed to buy the Miami Marlins baseball team for $1.2 billion, a price better than many expected, and Tilman Fertitta agreed to buy the Houston Rockets basketball team for $2.2 billion, a record sale price for…

EA Sports takes cover from Hurricane Irma, hopes to keep online services running – Polygon

Monday, September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma is west of Miami and now projected to rake the Gulf Coast of Florida, but Electronic Arts, whose EA Tiburon studio outside of Orlando makes Madden NFL and NBA Live, is taking no chances. The studio is “taking cover,” Karen Stevens of Electronic Arts’ EA Accessible Twitter feed, said earlier this week, and hopes to be back to normal on Tuesday. Madden Ultimate Team’s twitter feed said yesterday…

Pro sports teams don’t need investment banks – New York Post

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Speaking of sports, maybe pro sports teams do not need to hire investment banks to get record sale prices for their clubs. In recent weeks, Bruce Sherman and New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter agreed to buy the Miami Marlins baseball team for $1.2 billion, a price better than many expected, and Tilman Fertitta agreed to buy the Houston Rockets basketball team for $2.2 billion, a record sale price for…

Pope sports bruised eye after bumping his head in the popemobile – Telegraph.co.uk

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Pope Francis lost his balance while riding in the popemobile through a crowd in Cartagena, Colombia, on Sunday, bruising his left cheekbone and eyelid, but he was not seriously hurt. The Vatican said he received ice treatment and was fine to continue on his trip. Video images showed the pope hitting the left side of his face against a vertical bar of the popemobile, a specially designed open-top vehicle that allows the pontiff to stand…

Pro sports teams don’t need investment banks – New York Post

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Speaking of sports, maybe pro sports teams do not need to hire investment banks to get record sale prices for their clubs. In recent weeks, Bruce Sherman and New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter agreed to buy the Miami Marlins baseball team for $1.2 billion, a price better than many expected, and Tilman Fertitta agreed to buy the Houston Rockets basketball team for $2.2 billion, a record sale price for…

Pro sports teams don’t need investment banks – New York Post

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Speaking of sports, maybe pro sports teams do not need to hire investment banks to get record sale prices for their clubs. In recent weeks, Bruce Sherman and New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter agreed to buy the Miami Marlins baseball team for $1.2 billion, a price better than many expected, and Tilman Fertitta agreed to buy the Houston Rockets basketball team for $2.2 billion, a record sale price for…

Andrew Luck will miss several more weeks as he continues to strengthen shoulder – CBSSports.com

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Colts star quarterback Andrew Luck has not yet entered the intensive throwing portion of his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery, but is nearing completion of a program to rebuild strength in his throwing shoulder, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The Colts are avoiding putting any pressure on the franchise player, and do not even have a timetable for a full return even to the practice field, though…

Andrew Luck will miss several more weeks as he continues to strengthen shoulder – CBSSports.com

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Colts star quarterback Andrew Luck has not yet entered the intensive throwing portion of his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery, but is nearing completion of a program to rebuild strength in his throwing shoulder, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The Colts are avoiding putting any pressure on the franchise player, and do not even have a timetable for a full return even to the practice field, though…

England v West Indies: Ashes questions and Blowers’ farewell – BBC Sport

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Media playback is not supported on this device Pint-sized TMS: England win series as Blofeld says goodbye After England hammered West Indies by an innings in the first Test at Edgbaston, I wrote that the series would not be any sort of Ashes preparation for Joe Root’s men. That did not turn out to be the case, mainly because of what we saw in the remarkable second Test at Headingley….

England v West Indies: Ashes questions and Blowers’ farewell – BBC Sport

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Media playback is not supported on this device Pint-sized TMS: England win series as Blofeld says goodbye After England hammered West Indies by an innings in the first Test at Edgbaston, I wrote that the series would not be any sort of Ashes preparation for Joe Root’s men. That did not turn out to be the case, mainly because of what we saw in the remarkable second Test at Headingley….

Sports Digest: Froome on verge of Vuelta victory – Press Herald

Sunday, September 10, 2017

CYCLING Froome on verge of winning Spanish Vuelta Chris Froome is poised to break his streak of runner-up finishes at the Spanish Vuelta after the Tour de France champion maintained his overall lead on the final competitive stage of the grand tour on Saturday. Froome increased his advantage over Vincenzo Nibali through the rainy 73-mile mountainous ride in Stage 20 from Corvera de Asturias to a grueling summit finish at…

Sports Digest: Froome on verge of Vuelta victory – Press Herald

Sunday, September 10, 2017

CYCLING Froome on verge of winning Spanish Vuelta Chris Froome is poised to break his streak of runner-up finishes at the Spanish Vuelta after the Tour de France champion maintained his overall lead on the final competitive stage of the grand tour on Saturday. Froome increased his advantage over Vincenzo Nibali through the rainy 73-mile mountainous ride in Stage 20 from Corvera de Asturias to a grueling summit finish at…

‘Nothing super about it!" – Fans unconvinced by Sky Sports’ ‘Super Sunday’ line-up – Mirror.co.uk

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Premier League is widely considered to be the most entertaining in world football but standards have risen elsewhere and fans are becoming more demanding. So it was no surprise that fans vented their frustration when discovering that Burnley vs Crystal Palace and Swansea vs Newcastle was the Sunday line-up on their box. Sky Sports endeavour to give each and every Premier League side a decent showing throughout the season…

‘Nothing super about it!" – Fans unconvinced by Sky Sports’ ‘Super Sunday’ line-up – Mirror.co.uk

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Premier League is widely considered to be the most entertaining in world football but standards have risen elsewhere and fans are becoming more demanding. So it was no surprise that fans vented their frustration when discovering that Burnley vs Crystal Palace and Swansea vs Newcastle was the Sunday line-up on their box. Sky Sports endeavour to give each and every Premier League side a decent showing throughout the season…

Pro sports teams don’t need investment banks – New York Post

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Speaking of sports, maybe pro sports teams do not need to hire investment banks to get record sale prices for their clubs. In recent weeks, Bruce Sherman and New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter agreed to buy the Miami Marlins baseball team for $1.2 billion, a price better than many expected, and Tilman Fertitta agreed to buy the Houston Rockets basketball team for $2.2 billion, a record sale price for…

Man Caves are ready for sports viewing in Butler County – Hamilton Journal News

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Known for oversized TV’s and decor decked out to represent the favorite team or players, the Man Cave has grown in lore over the years. They have been equipped with poker tables, golf putting greens, seats salvaged from sports stadiums and, of course, stocked bars.

Royce Freeman runs 2 yards for an Oregon touchdown – FOXSports.com

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Josh Rosen’s 5 touchdown passes lead UCLA to 56-23 rout of Hawaii 3 hours ago

Oklahoma 31, Ohio State 16 | Baker Mayfield dazzles, OSU offense sputters – The Columbus Dispatch

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Bill Rabinowitz The Columbus Dispatch @brdispatch When Oklahoma’s 31-16 victory over Ohio State was over, Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield grabbed an OU flag, paraded around the Ohio Stadium field and then planted it right in the Block O at midfield. For Mayfield and the No. 5 Sooners, it was the exclamation point and sweet redemption for the Buckeyes’ convincing 21-point victory in Norman last year….