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Ed Warner wants to call time on UK Sport’s ‘win at all costs’ approach – The Guardian

Friday, March 31, 2017

Ed Warner, the UK Athletics chairman, has called for the end of UK Sport’s “no compromise” approach, saying that “it has had its time” and that the relentless pursuit of Olympic medals should be replaced by a more nuanced policy, in which sports such as basketball are also funded for the positive impact they have on society. Warner suggested that a “fundamental review” into elite funding was also needed following the…

Whether good or bad for the sport, UConn’s dominance of women’s basketball is unquestionable – Los Angeles Times

Friday, March 31, 2017

A seven-point deficit had been turned into a 17-point lead and college basketball’s most dominant team was rolling, bringing many in a crowd of 8,830 to their feet. Playing their NCAA women’s basketball tournament regional games at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn., only 80 miles from campus, the Connecticut Huskies were enjoying something close to the March Madness experience of most men’s tournament teams: Lots of excitement, plenty of…

‘Hard Knocks’ series about Rams garners four Sports Emmy nominations – Los Angeles Times

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Rams’ performance in their return to Los Angeles last season was anything but award-worthy. But a television production documenting their 2016 training camp is in line for possible honors. HBO’s “Hard Knocks: Training camp with the Los Angeles Rams” garnered four Sports Emmy nominations. The series was nominated for outstanding serialized sports documentary, outstanding camera work, outstanding music direction and outstanding post-produced audio/sound. Winners will be announced May 9….

North Carolina’s Love of College Sports Spurred Move to Repeal Bathroom Law – New York Times

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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ESPN Leads Sports Emmy Nominations, Brent Musburger to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award – Variety

Thursday, March 30, 2017

ESPN and its sister networks led all of their competition in the nominations for the 38th Annual Sports Emmy Awards, securing 50 nods across 41 categories. In addition, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced that legendary sportscaster Brent Musburger would be honored at this year’s ceremony with the lifetime achievement award. “It has been another outstanding year for the sports television industry and the quality of this year’s…

CBS Sports All-Americans: Final Four run puts South Carolina’s Thornwell on 1st team – CBSSports.com

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Bracket Central Expert Picks Latest odds The five CBS Sports first-team All-Americans come from five different schools in five different leagues. Three are seniors. One is a sophomore. And one is a freshman who completely transformed a historically great program while his father became the most quotable college basketball dad in history. The second and third teams are similarly diverse. WATCH: Final Four picks And the reason we’re publishing these…

Ed Warner wants to call time on UK Sport’s ‘win at all costs’ approach – The Guardian

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ed Warner, the UK Athletics chairman, has called for the end of UK Sport’s “no compromise” approach, saying that “it has had its time” and that the relentless pursuit of Olympic medals should be replaced by a more nuanced policy, in which sports such as basketball are also funded for the positive impact they have on society. Warner suggested that a “fundamental review” into elite funding was also needed following the…

‘Hard Knocks’ series about Rams garners four Sports Emmy nominations – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Rams’ performance in their return to Los Angeles last season was anything but award-worthy. But a television production documenting their 2016 training camp is in line for possible honors. HBO’s “Hard Knocks: Training camp with the Los Angeles Rams” garnered four Sports Emmy nominations. The series was nominated for outstanding serialized sports documentary, outstanding camera work, outstanding music direction and outstanding post-produced audio/sound. Winners will be announced May 9….

Repeal of Bathroom Law Could Be Boon for North Carolina Sports Fans – New York Times

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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The most important sports song is Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’ – SB Nation

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The most important song in sports is not what you might think. It is not “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” It is not “We Are the Champions.” No, it is not even “Sandstorm” by Darude. It’s “All Star,” by Smash Mouth. There are All Stars in every sport. The lyrics, “Getcha game on, go play” can be applied in any sports situation. This song needs our respect. This…

Facing Congress, Some Sports Officials (Not All) Begin to Confront Sexual Abuse – New York Times

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Sports Illustrated reveals first 2018 Swimsuit Issue rookie – AOL

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

That was fast! Just a little over a month after the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue hit newsstands, the magazine debuted its first 2018 rookie. Brazil native Anne de Paula, who turns 22 this week, found out in a tear-jerking reveal on Tuesday that she’ll grace the pages of the iconic edition. Up Next See Gallery The model, who started working in the industry when she was only 14, was…

Tuesday’s Sports in Brief – Washington Times

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

US WOMEN’S HOCKEY BOYCOTT USA Hockey and the women’s national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott of the world championships on home ice that would’ve been a black eye for the sport. Players and USA Hockey finalized the deal Tuesday night and announced it in a joint statement just three days before the tournament begins in Plymouth, Michigan. It’s a four-year agreement that…

The 25 greatest sports TV theme songs, ranked – For The Win

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

We can see For The Win readers are passionate about their television theme songs after a close Bracket Madness battle that ended with a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air win. Although this isn’t a bracket, it’s a list you can argue about for a while. It’s various theme songs from network coverage of live events and sports-centric television shows. Here’s the countdown of the best tunes: 25. NFL on NBC (1990s) It’s just…

Morning sports update: Lonzo Ball says he’s better than Markelle Fultz – Boston.com

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Bruins notched a huge win Tuesday night, the NFL is changing some rules, and one of the NBA’s top prospects says he’s better than another. Lonzo Ball says ‘I’m better than’ fellow draft prospect Markelle Fultz: Lonzo Ball said he is a better player than Markelle Fultz, citing his ability to “lead a team better” than the Washington star. Ball and Fultz are widely considered to be the top…

Morning sports update: Lonzo Ball says he’s better than Markelle Fultz – Boston.com

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Bruins notched a huge win Tuesday night, the NFL is changing some rules, and one of the NBA’s top prospects says he’s better than another. Lonzo Ball says ‘I’m better than’ fellow draft prospect Markelle Fultz: Lonzo Ball said he is a better player than Markelle Fultz, citing his ability to “lead a team better” than the Washington star. Ball and Fultz are widely considered to be the top…

Tuesday’s Sports in Brief – Washington Times

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

US WOMEN’S HOCKEY BOYCOTT USA Hockey and the women’s national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott of the world championships on home ice that would’ve been a black eye for the sport. Players and USA Hockey finalized the deal Tuesday night and announced it in a joint statement just three days before the tournament begins in Plymouth, Michigan. It’s a four-year agreement that…

Washington Wizards end longest division title drought in major US professional sports – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

On Tuesday night, the Washington Wizards looked to be headed for a surprising defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers closed the third quarter by making 15 consecutive shots, and entered the final frame with a 13-point lead. And then … well, then John Wall happened. The Wizards point guard scored eight points, swiped three steals, and dished out two assists in the final frame, as…

Will E-Sports Drive the Next Phase of Growth for Video Game … – Motley Fool

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Of the forces that could drive the future of the video game industry, including new consoles and virtual reality, one especially interesting opportunity lies in e-sports. Some of the industry’s biggest players are racing to establish themselves in this space, but exactly how viable are video games as a spectator sport? What are e-sports? E-sports — also called competitive gaming or pro gaming — closely resemble more traditional sports in that…

Roger Goodell says NFL still opposed to legalized sports betting – ESPN

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

10:41 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday that league ownership remains opposed to legalized sports betting because of integrity concerns, while also acknowledging that the regulatory framework in Nevada’s legal sports betting market could be “beneficial” when it comes to the Raiders eventually playing in Las Vegas. Owners voted 31-1 to approve the Raiders’ move from Oakland to Las Vegas,…