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Knicks reportedly are listening to offers for Kristaps Porzingis – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Kristaps Porzingis was supposed to be the cornerstone of the New York Knicks for years to come, but that might not be the organization’s long-term plans for the 21-year-old. According to multiple reports, the Knicks are fielding calls from teams interested in acquiring the budding superstar who apparently has grown frustrated by the dysfunctional organization. Porzingis didn’t attend exit meetings with team president Phil Jackson and general manager Steve Mills…

Anatomy of a combat sports tragedy: Who killed Tim Hague? – MMAjunkie.com

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The first time Tim Hague went down against Adam Braidwood was a little over a minute into the first round. Backed into the corner, he took a pair of right hands and ended up kneeling on the canvas, rising to his feet as the referee’s count hit seven. Roughly a minute after that Hague went down again. Then shortly after he took a few more hard shots and went lunging…

5 things that could derail the Warriors’ dynasty – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

“If you can’t beat them, join them,” doesn’t necessarily apply to this period of NBA history. Instead, that idiom should go, “If you can’t beat them, join together.” The Warriors’ superteam was a reaction to LeBron’s success in Cleveland, which grew out of his squad in Miami, which follows in a long tradition of NBA superteams — so really, a few superstars deciding to come together to try to take…

5 reasons LeBron James might not win another NBA title – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

While the Cavs would be in much better shape if Griffin were coming back for next season, the former Cleveland GM isn’t faultless in the team’s current situation. Signing J.R. Smith to a four-year, $57 million deal last summer gave the Cavs little wiggle room in free agency when coupled with Tristan Thompson’s five-year, $82 million contract. Both players underwhelmed in the Finals, and there’s not much reason to…

The epidemic that’s ruining youth sports – New York Post

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tiffany Lin’s Osgood-Schlatter disease diagnosis may stem from overuse of her body for sports.Tamara Beckwith During a soccer game early last year, Tiffany Lin began experiencing a sharp pain in her right knee. Then a freshman at Manhattan’s Beacon School, Lin tried to play through the pain but sought out a doctor when it wouldn’t subside. The diagnosis? She had Osgood-Schlatter disease, which is the inflammation of the area just…

Women’s Sport Week: Athletes can face ‘minefield’ returning after childbirth – BBC Sport

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Media playback is not supported on this device Women’s Sport Week: How easy is it to return to sport after pregnancy? Athletes can face a “minefield” when they return to elite sport after having a baby, Dame Sarah Storey says. As part of Women’s Sports Week, Storey, who is expecting her second child, has called for clearer guidelines from governing bodies. UK Sport, which funds elite sport, implemented a maternity…

Showtime Sports VP to Mayweather vs McGregor critics: Let’s not get on our high horse, we’re watching face punching – MMAmania.com

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

After it was finally announced that Floyd Mayweather would end his retirement and return to the boxing ring to face Conor McGregor on Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada, not only did fans rejoice, the critics also came out of the woodwork to bash the scheduled fight. While it’s understandable the fight is being met with some resistance by even the most hardcore boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA)…

The epidemic that’s ruining youth sports – New York Post

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tiffany Lin’s Osgood-Schlatter disease diagnosis may stem from overuse of her body for sports.Tamara Beckwith During a soccer game early last year, Tiffany Lin began experiencing a sharp pain in her right knee. Then a freshman at Manhattan’s Beacon School, Lin tried to play through the pain but sought out a doctor when it wouldn’t subside. The diagnosis? She had Osgood-Schlatter disease, which is the inflammation of the area just…

The epidemic that’s ruining youth sports – New York Post

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tiffany Lin’s Osgood-Schlatter disease diagnosis may stem from overuse of her body for sports.Tamara Beckwith During a soccer game early last year, Tiffany Lin began experiencing a sharp pain in her right knee. Then a freshman at Manhattan’s Beacon School, Lin tried to play through the pain but sought out a doctor when it wouldn’t subside. The diagnosis? She had Osgood-Schlatter disease, which is the inflammation of the area just…

US to seek to block DraftKings, FanDuel fantasy sports merger – Reuters

Monday, June 19, 2017

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Monday it will seek to stop the merger of DraftKings and FanDuel, because the combined company would control more than 90 percent of the U.S. market for paid daily fantasy sports contests. The FTC, along with the attorneys general of California and the District of Columbia, will file a complaint in federal district court seeking a preliminary injunction to block the deal,…

Young fans have the power to redefine sport with virtual league of their own – The Guardian

Monday, June 19, 2017

A curious thing happened in our corner of south east London last month. Normally quiet side streets were rammed with double parked cars, the babble of excited young fans with accents from around the country filled the air and the sold out signs went up at The Valley for the first time in many years. Since the absentee owner Roland Duchâtelet began his one man war against Charlton Athletic’s fanbase,…

Revealed: The top 20 most influential women in British sport – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, June 19, 2017

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Revealed: The top 20 most influential women in British sport – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, June 19, 2017

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Women’s Sport Week 2017: Gender prize money gap narrowing, new study shows – BBC Sport

Monday, June 19, 2017

More than 80% of sports now pay equal prize money The gender prize money gap in sport is closing with more sports than ever achieving parity at the top level, a BBC Sport study has found. A total of 83% of sports now reward men and women equally, according to the study commissioned for Women’s Sport Week. Cricket, golf and football showed some of the biggest disparities although prize money…

This Week In Sports Law: NCAA Punishes Louisville, Ole Miss Investigation, Sebastian Telfair Trouble – Forbes

Sunday, June 18, 2017

A defiant Rick Pitino is poised to take on the NCAA after its punishment of Louisville. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) NCAA Drops Hammer On Louisville For Sex Act Scandal The NCAA has released its official decision on the case concerning Louisville, finding that a former director of basketball operations acted unethically by organizing striptease dances and sex acts for basketball prospects as well as athletes at the university, and…

Slovakia U21 v England U21 – BBC Sport

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Jordan Pickford stopped Linus Wahlqvist’s penalty in the draw with Sweden Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford says England Under-21s must win their remaining two European Championship group games to reach the semi-finals, starting on Monday against Slovakia. The winner of each of the three groups qualifies automatically, with the best second-placed team also going through. Pickford saved a penalty as England drew their Group A opener with Sweden. “We can’t put too…

Bullying in sport: Sir Steve Redgrave says elite funding is ‘cut-throat’ – BBC Sport

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Media playback is not supported on this device Nicholl denies win-at-all-costs approach The way elite sport is funded is “cut-throat” because “results are everything”, five-time Olympic rowing champion Sir Steve Redgrave says. But he does not believe it has created a “win-at-all-costs” mentality in British sport. Bullying claims in several Olympic sports have led to questions over whether winning is put before welfare. “If they don’t get the results they…

Pakistan v India: ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final – live! – The Guardian

Sunday, June 18, 2017

“It’s been an up and down ride but I’m just so proud of the boys. We came back superbly after the first game, and the whole group kept believing. We knew we were better than we showed in that game. It’s a remarkable achievement, I’m so proud of everybody.”