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Former John Lynch teammate, also an aspiring GM: ‘I was surprised’ but not jealous – Yahoo Sports

Monday, January 30, 2017

The first widespread reaction to the news that the San Francisco 49ers were hiring John Lynch as their general manager was surprise and even shock. After all, this is a man who has never served in a team’s front office before, having spent the past few years as a TV analyst. But the below-the-surface reaction to the Lynch news, a bit deeper in the cracks of NFL circles, was one…

How Trump’s immigration ban might affect sports and athletes – ESPN

Monday, January 30, 2017

4:50 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment President Donald Trump’s executive order that temporarily bans entry into the United States from seven majority Muslim countries — Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and Syria — for 90 days has produced concern in the sports world. The order’s specific provisions, the language in it, and its legal basis raise questions and issues for international athletes, sports entities…

When Gangs Killed Gay Men for Sport: Australia Reviews 88 Deaths – New York Times

Monday, January 30, 2017

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A fascinating theory from the world of sports about Donald Trump’s first 7 days – Washington Post

Monday, January 30, 2017

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The End of “Stick to Sports” – The Ringer (blog)

Monday, January 30, 2017

Did you read sports Twitter over the weekend? Notice how your favorite sportswriters were blasting Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration like the protesters at JFK’s Terminal 4? As Trump goes, such resistance is becoming typical. For sportswriters, it could be a watershed. If there was a thin line between sportswriting and political advocacy, this weekend erased it forever. The era of “stick to sports” is over. These days, when…

Fantasy Sports Site DraftKings Says It Will Operate in Much of EU – Wall Street Journal

Monday, January 30, 2017

Fantasy-sports company DraftKings Inc., which has faced a series of legal and regulatory challenges in the U.S., said it has received a license that will allow it to operate in much of the European Union. The license from the Malta Gaming Authority gives Boston-based DraftKings the ability to offer its service in EU countries where there aren’t separate regulations governing daily fantasy sports. The company began operating last year…

A sport in flux: what does the future hold for rugby union? – The Guardian (blog)

Monday, January 30, 2017

On Friday 13 January, Ian Ritchie, the chief executive of the Rugby Football Union, met the press in the Members Lounge in the West Stand at Twickenham. Ritchie wanted in particular to talk about the three artificial grass pitches the RFU paid to have laid in Aylesbury, Preston, and Weston-super-Mare, the first of a hundred such around the country. In the end he fielded questions about the negotiations over the…

Soccer, the most international of sports, can’t escape real-world politics in wake of Trump’s executive order – Los Angeles Times

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sports are supposed to offer a relief from politics, except, of course, if the sport in question is soccer. In that case, the sport is impossible to separate from the outside world, as U.S. national team midfielder Sacha Kljestan was reminded Sunday. The U.S. played against Serbia, his father’s homeland. With President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration inspiring protests across the country, Kljestan could only think of his father’s…

Trump’s Immigration Order Could Have a Big Impact on Sports – New York Times

Monday, January 30, 2017

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Trump’s refugee ban hits Hollywood, sports, tech worlds – USA TODAY

Monday, January 30, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share British Olympian Mo Farah is speaking out after President Donald Trump signed a controversial immigration and refugee ban on Friday Time Director Asghar Farhadi attends the Golden Globe Foreign Language Film Symposium Presented by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association & The American Cinematheque, in Hollywood, California, on Jan. 7, 2017.(Photo: Valerie Macon, AFP/Getty Images) Possibly unintended consequences of President Trump’s refugee ban has ensnarled leaders in…

Sports world weighs in on Trump immigration policy – USA TODAY

Monday, January 30, 2017

Milwaukee Bucks forward Thon Maker (7) faced uncertainty after the Trump immigration policy went into effect.(Photo: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports) The NBA continues to seek clarification from the U.S. Department of State about how President Trump’s executive order suspending immigration and visas for citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen impacts its players. The order has led to uncertainty and anxiety in the world of sports. More related…

Trump’s Immigration Order Could Have a Big Impact on Sports – New York Times

Sunday, January 29, 2017

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Trump’s refugee ban hits Hollywood, sports, tech worlds – USA TODAY

Sunday, January 29, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share British Olympian Mo Farah is speaking out after President Donald Trump signed a controversial immigration and refugee ban on Friday Time Director Asghar Farhadi attends the Golden Globe Foreign Language Film Symposium Presented by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association & The American Cinematheque, in Hollywood, California, on Jan. 7, 2017.(Photo: Valerie Macon, AFP/Getty Images) Possibly unintended consequences of President Trump’s refugee ban has ensnarled leaders in…

Fifty parting thoughts from the 2017 Australian Open – Sports Illustrated

Sunday, January 29, 2017

MELBOURNE – Tennis is a job for a lucky few and a passion for many of us. For the past two weeks, the sport took on a new role: antidote. At a time of unprecedented division and destabilization and discourtesy in so many corners, the 2017 Australian Open zigged where the world zagged. Here was an event that put the sport’s virtues—and, without being too overwrought, humanity’s virtues—on vivid display. …

Thunder down under: Federer bests Nadal to win fifth Australian Open, 18th major title – Sports Illustrated

Sunday, January 29, 2017

MELBOURNE – Five quick thoughts after Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to win the 2017 Australian Open men’s singles title, the 18th major of his career. • Like fighters leaving the locker rooms for an assignation of combat, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal took the court to “walk out” music tonight. Roger Federer chose AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.” Rafael Nadal chose Calvin Harris’ chirping “You Are…

USMNT captain Bradley attacks Trump as sports world rounds on travel ban – The Guardian

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The USA soccer captain, Michael Bradley, has attacked Donald Trump’s executive order, which bans travel to the US from seven Muslim-majority countries. When Trump won the presidential election in November, Bradley said it was important “to give our president support”. However, Trump’s latest decision caused Bradley to speak out in an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl and then on his Instagram page. “A few hours ago ago I gave…

Trump’s Immigration Order Could Have a Big Impact on Sports – New York Times

Sunday, January 29, 2017

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Roger Federer outlasts Rafael Nadal in classic Australian Open final – Yahoo Sports

Sunday, January 29, 2017

One of the greatest rivalries in tennis history received another chapter Sunday night in Melbourne, Australia, as Roger Federer outlasted Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Open title, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. The win gives Federer his 18th Grand Slam title, the most by a man in the Open era. He had just returned from a six-month break due to a series of injuries. The title is Federer’s first since 2012….

Trump’s Immigration Order Could Have a Big Impact on Sports – New York Times

Sunday, January 29, 2017

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Trump’s Immigration Order Could Have a Big Impact on Sports – New York Times

Sunday, January 29, 2017

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