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Travellers force a primary school to cancel its sports day after they invade a park just metres from its playing field – The Sun

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A SCHOOL has been forced to cancel its sports day after travellers set up camp on a park just metres from its playing field. The group of travellers were told to move from the school playing field earlier this week – but mocked the order by only moving as far as a park next to the field. A group of travellers have forced a school to cancel its sports day after…

Manchester City: Jason Denayer involved in brawl outside Brussels nightclub – BBC Sport

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Denayer, who has been on loan at Sunderland this season, joined City’s youth academy in 2013 but is yet to make a senior appearance for the club Manchester City defender Jason Denayer “regrets” becoming involved in a brawl outside a Brussels nightclub in which he “reacted instinctively” by kicking out at a man punching his friend. An eight-second video of the incident – which took place on Sunday – shows…

Inside Sports Illustrated’s search for their next swimsuit star – New York Post

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

When Tabria Majors stepped onto the Brooklyn set of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s open casting call, the southern belle wasn’t fulfilling a lifelong dream. “I didn’t even think that it was possible for me to be honest,” the 27-year-old co-host of “The Thick” podcast shared Friday with The Post. “I never considered modeling as a career, ever. I just didn’t think that was ever for me, but I was scouted on…

Sports TV listings for Wednesday May 24 – Roanoke Times

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

AUTO RACING 5:30 p.m.: NBC Sports Network, “NASCAR America,” announcement of new NASCAR Hall of Fame class, at Charlotte, N.C. COLLEGE BASEBALL 10:30 a.m.: SEC Network, Southeastern Conference tournament, second round, at Hoover, Ala. 11 a.m.: CSN, ACC tournament, pool play, Notre Dame vs. Florida State, at Louisville 1:30 p.m.: SEC Network, Southeastern Conference tournament, second round, at Hoover, Ala. 3 p.m.: CSN, ACC tournament, pool…

Big Media’s Last Hope against Texas Bathroom Bill: Sports Organizations’ Boycott Threats – NewsBusters (blog)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Openly advocating for the transgender movement, media across the nation are hoping powerful sports organizations will use the threat of boycotts to defeat the bathroom bill now before the Texas Legislature. Texas lefties do not have the votes to stop the bill, so their only remaining hope is the Big Sports triumvirate of the NFL, NBA and NCAA threatening the state with the removal of major revenue-generating competitions. This strategy…

Inside Sports Illustrated’s search for their next swimsuit star – New York Post

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

When Tabria Majors stepped onto the Brooklyn set of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s open casting call, the southern belle wasn’t fulfilling a lifelong dream. “I didn’t even think that it was possible for me to be honest,” the 27-year-old co-host of “The Thick” podcast shared Friday with The Post. “I never considered modeling as a career, ever. I just didn’t think that was ever for me, but I was scouted on…

Inside Sports Illustrated’s search for their next swimsuit star – New York Post

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

When Tabria Majors stepped onto the Brooklyn set of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s open casting call, the southern belle wasn’t fulfilling a lifelong dream. “I didn’t even think that it was possible for me to be honest,” the 27-year-old co-host of “The Thick” podcast shared Friday with The Post. “I never considered modeling as a career, ever. I just didn’t think that was ever for me, but I was scouted on…

Terrorism threat elevated from "severe" to critical," suggesting Manchester terrorist was part of network – RollingStone.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May deployed military troops to work with police at concerts, sports events and other public gatherings the night after a suicide bomber claimed 22 lives outside a pop concert at the Manchester Arena, the New York Times reports. After meeting with top intelligence officials, May raised Britain’s terrorism threat level to the highest level, “critical,” for the first time in a decade.  Related Ariana Grande Suspends…

Governing bodies review policing at sports events after warnings over security risks to families – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

David Videcette, a former counter-terror detective who helped lead the police’s response to 7/7, told The Telegraph there was an “extremely high risk” of a sporting event being similarly targeted. “You’ve only got to go to any stadium or any sporting event and look at the way that people spill out onto the streets and the way they disperse and move about after the event’s finished,” he said. Chris Eaton,…

Ric Flair fires shot at LaVar Ball: He’s undefeated ‘because he hasn’t run into me’ – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

It’s becoming more and more difficult to turn on sports television these days and not see the devilishly smiling face of LaVar Ball or hear the outrageous  takes that have come from his mouth.  Ball, the outspoken father of former UCLA star Lonzo Ball, who is expected to be selected among the first picks in June’s NBA Draft, has been a regular guest on multiple major networks, drawing big ratings…

The 4 biggest breakups in sports media – USA TODAY

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The sports world was stunned upon hearing ESPN’s Mike & Mike would be no more even after weeks of reports indicating they would be broken up. But according to a SI.com report (which ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz declined to comment on), the breakup is causing a serious rift co-hosts Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg: Multiple ESPN staffers, including current and former employees who have had roles with the show, told SI.com last…

Becoming Genesis—the 2018 G80 Sport – Ars Technica

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

reader comments 31 There are really two key things you need to know about the Genesis G80 Sport. First, it’s a sport-oriented midsize luxury sedan from the new Korean brand, Genesis. Second, while it wears a new nameplate, it remains what it was—a Hyundai. When Hyundai decided to launch a new premium brand along the lines of Toyota’s Lexus and Nissan’s Infiniti in 2015, it made a couple crucial decisions. Unlike Lexus…

Sport to conduct security reviews after Manchester attack – BBC Sport

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Media playback is not supported on this device Man Utd players hold minute’s silence Sporting events and venues in England are conducting major security reviews after 22 people were killed in an attack at Manchester Arena. The Great City Games, an open and free event for the public, is due to take place in Manchester on Friday. A spokesman for the organisers said: “We are awaiting advice from the authorities…

Fantasy sports could soon be regulated, taxed in N.J. – NJ.com

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

TRENTON — A bill that would regulate and tax daily fantasy sports in New Jersey is now just one hurdle away from landing on Gov. Chris Christie‘s desk. The state Democratic-controlled state Assembly voted 56-15, with three abstentions, Monday to pass a Democratic-sponsored measure that would establish guidelines and a tax rate for companies that operate such games in the Garden State.  Under the legislation (A3532), the state Department of Consumer Affairs would issue permits to daily fantasy…

Facebook’s E-Sports Ambition Has More Potential Than You Might Guess – Seeking Alpha

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Last week, social networking giant Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) announced it had secured rights to stream 20 live professional baseball games, joining Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) as one of Internet’s MLB licensees. It was relatively big news. Not only does it further blur the line between Internet and television, but it also positions Facebook as one of the fixtures in the next-generation of sports broadcasting. The noise of the MLB news, however, largely overshadowed…

Amazon Channels: Unbundled live sport comes to Prime Video – The Independent

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Amazon has launched Channels in the UK, allowing you to watch live TV through Prime Video. The company is hoping to lure in customers by offering increased flexibility.  Channels takes a very different approach to Sky, which forces customers to pay for access to bundles of channels, even if they only plan to watch one of them. Gadgets and tech news in pictures 1/43 Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini from Italian…

Golden Knights select ROOT SPORTS as TV provider – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Golden Knights have decided to use ROOT SPORTS as the network to televise their games this fall. ROOT will show all Knights games live with the exception of any national television appearance on NBC or NBC Sports Network. A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, when details on the deal will be announced. Though ROOT is currently not available on Cox Cable or CenturyLink’s Prism system, negotiations are…

Golden Knights select ROOT SPORTS as TV provider – Las Vegas … – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Golden Knights have decided to use ROOT SPORTS as the network to televise their games this fall. ROOT will show all Knights games live with the exception of any national television appearance on NBC or NBC Sports Network. A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, when details on the deal will be announced. Though ROOT is currently not available on Cox Cable or CenturyLink’s Prism system, negotiations are…

Travis: Left-wing Sports Media Using Kaepernick to Advance Political Beliefs – NewsBusters (blog)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

In the 21st century, no sports free agents have been covered more than LeBron James, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, Kevin Durant and … Colin Kaepernick. The first four are in or headed for their respective Hall of Fame. Kaepernick, a free agent quarterback trying to help Black Lives Matter move the ball forward, gets a ton of press only because left-wing media are using him to advance their own political beliefs. Clay Travis, writer…

Turner Sports weighing return to NFL; would face heavy competition for rights – Sporting News

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

NEW YORK — Remember the “NFL on TNT”? There could be a reboot in the next few years. Turner Sports is considering a possible bid for NFL television rights in 2022 after the league’s current deals expire. “We’re always looking at the NFL. Everyone looks at the NFL. You’d have to be crazy not to look at the NFL,” Will Funk, Turner’s executive vice president of property marketing and corporate partnerships, told Sporting News during…