World Sports

How Students’ Brains Are in Danger on the Field – The Atlantic

Monday, August 14, 2017

Some head injuries, of course, are too ugly to miss. During a scrimmage last August, a running back on the Kearny, New Jersey, high-school football team was knocked out when a linebacker from the opposing team lunged at him and they banged helmets. It wasn’t a proper tackle, said John Kryzanowski, the head coach of the Kearny team, and it didn’t help when his player landed head first. “We immediately…

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid forward suspended for five games – BBC Sport

Monday, August 14, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo put Real Madrid 2-1 up before he was sent off at the Nou Camp Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for five games after he was sent off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday. He was given a one-match ban for being shown two yellow cards and a further four for pushing the referee in the back after he…

SAPD: Gunman at large after shooting 3 at NW Side sports bar – mySanAntonio.com

Monday, August 14, 2017

Caption Close Police said a fight broke out inside the 4th Quarter Sports Bar in the 8700 block of Wurzbach Road around 2:15 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2017, and then spilled into the parking lot. Police said a fight broke out inside the 4th Quarter Sports Bar in the 8700 block of Wurzbach Road around 2:15 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2017, and then spilled into the parking lot. Photo: Ken…

What would happen if President Trump’s tweets stuck to sports? – Washington Post

Monday, August 14, 2017

Like George W. Bush before him, President Trump has run a sports franchise and run a sovereign nation. Bush was an owner of MLB’s Texas Rangers from 1989 to 1998 and president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. Trump was owner of the U.S. Football League’s New Jersey Generals from 1984 to 1985 and as of this writing has been president of the United States for 206 days…

Ranking the Best 30 for 30 Documentaries (So Far) – Sports Illustrated

Monday, August 14, 2017

ESPN’s upcoming 30 for 30 presentation on the life of professional wrestler Ric Flair­—the Rolex-wearing, diamond ring-wearing, kiss-stealing (Woooooo!), wheelin’, dealin’, limousine-riding, jet-flying son-of-a-gun—promises to be one of the most anticipated sports documentaries of 2017. Last week the company announced “Nature Boy” will premiere on Nov. 7, at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN. Director Rory Karpf (“I Hate Christian Laettner,” “The Book of Manning”) has consistently produced quality work which bodes well for viewers of…

Bryce Land: Nats’ Prayers Answered – Sports On Earth

Monday, August 14, 2017

It appears, at least for now, that baseball doesn’t lose Bryce Harper for the season because of what happened at first base on a wet field at Nationals Park on Saturday. The Nationals say it is a bad bone bruise in Harper’s hyperextended left knee, but no ligament or tendon damage, and they do expect him to play again in 2017. That is not just a good thing. It is…

Out of bounds: Parents who crossed the line at their children’s sporting events – New York Daily News

Monday, August 14, 2017

Parents are supposed to be the ones that teach their kids sportsmanship, how to behave and to not throw a tantrum when playing sports. However, in 2017 adults tend to misbehave just as much if not more than their children. From serving jail time to being banned from league games, here’s a look at some of the worst youth sports parents over the years. $2…

What would happen if President Trump’s tweets stuck to sports? – Washington Post

Monday, August 14, 2017

Like George W. Bush before him, President Trump has run a sports franchise and run a sovereign nation. Bush was an owner of MLB’s Texas Rangers from 1989 to 1998 and president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. Trump was owner of the U.S. Football League’s New Jersey Generals from 1984 to 1985 and as of this writing has been president of the United States for 206 days…

Out of bounds: Parents who crossed the line at their children’s sporting events – New York Daily News

Monday, August 14, 2017

Parents are supposed to be the ones that teach their kids sportsmanship, how to behave and to not throw a tantrum when playing sports. However, in 2017 adults tend to misbehave just as much if not more than their children. From serving jail time to being banned from league games, here’s a look at some of the worst youth sports parents over the years. $2…

Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher charged with drink-driving – The Independent

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher has been charged with a drink-driving offence. Thames Valley Police said Gallacher, 41, has been bailed to appear at Slough Magistrates’ Court on 4 September. It follows an incident in Eton, Berkshire, on 12 August. A spokesman said: “Kirsty Gallacher, aged 41, of Chapel Square, Virginia Water, was charged last night with one count of driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level was above the legal limit.” Press Association More about:…

This Week In Sports Law: Ezekiel Elliott Suspension, New NCAA Concussion Case, Zach Randolph Arrest – Forbes

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dallas Cowboys starting running back Ezekiel Elliott should be sidelined for the first six games of the regular-season. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Ezekiel Elliott Suspended Six Games By NFL On Friday, the NFL dropped major news when it announced that it was suspending Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott without pay for six regular-season games after it determined that Elliott violated the league’s Personal Conduct Policy. The NFL separately…

Kenny Smith Beyonce Owning Rockets Would Change Sports – TMZ.com

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Houston Rockets legend Kenny Smith believes the chances of Beyonce becoming a part owner of the team are “very good” — and would immediately “change the whole dynamic of sports.” The singer is reportedly interested in buying a stake of the NBA team — with current owner Les Alexander recently announcing he’s looking to sell. Smith — who won 2 NBA Championships with the Rockets — is still close with…

Coleman and Stefanidi offer hope to athletics – a sport in need of new names – The Guardian

Sunday, August 13, 2017

When Sebastian Coe wakes up on Sunday morning he will have a 6ft 5in-shaped headache. Usain Bolt, track and field’s greatest weapon as well as its biggest crutch, has run his last race. Mo Farah is heading to the roads. And the question of how the sport can shout loud enough to be heard by casual fans without the great Jamaican or the most successful British athlete in history –…

On Conor McGregor’s Unfathomable Rise in Modern Sports Culture – Bleacher Report

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images There was a moment when it became clear Conor McGregor was an undeniable force. It was a little over three years into his UFC run. He was the reigning featherweight champion of the world and was moments away from becoming the lightweight champion as well—the first man or woman to ever achieve simultaneous reigns in separate divisions in UFC history. At UFC 205, the promotion’s long-awaited…

World Championships 2017: Mo Farah misses out on fifth consecutive distance double – BBC News

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Media playback is not supported on this device Watch: Edris shocks Farah in 5,000m Mo Farah missed out on a fifth major championships distance double in a row as he finished second in the 5,000m at the World Athletics Championships. The 34-year-old, who won 10,000m gold eight days ago, was swamped by his rivals in the final lap and Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris broke clear to win gold. Britain’s Farah kicked…

On Conor McGregor’s Unfathomable Rise in Modern Sports Culture … – Bleacher Report

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images There was a moment when it became clear Conor McGregor was an undeniable force. It was a little over three years into his UFC run. He was the reigning featherweight champion of the world and was moments away from becoming the lightweight champion as well—the first man or woman to ever achieve simultaneous reigns in separate divisions in UFC history. At UFC 205, the promotion’s long-awaited…

StubHub Center added to EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18 playable stadiums – LA Galaxy

Saturday, August 12, 2017

StubHub Center, home of the five-time MLS Cup Champions LA Galaxy, will be featured as a playable stadium in EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18 for the PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC systems. StubHub Center becomes the first soccer-specific stadium in Major League Soccer to be featured in an EA SPORTS™ FIFA franchise. IMAGE: STUBHUB CENTER IN EA SPORTS FIFA 18 StubHub Center, one of Major League Soccer’s most iconic venues, has…

Clearing the hurdles: why we’re keeping the spotlight on women’s sport – The Guardian

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Eight years ago, when I was sports news correspondent for this newspaper, I found myself hastily dispatched to Helskini to speak to England’s women footballers. They had reached the final of Euro 2009 and, a successful England team being a welcome novelty, we wrote of the hope that their success would change perceptions of women’s sport in this country. Similar predictions were made after Heather Stanning and Helen Glover took…

Zinedine Zidane: Real Madrid boss agrees new deal – BBC News

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid beat Manchester United in the Uefa Super Cup this month Barcelona v Real Madrid (Spanish Super Cup first leg) Date/kick-off time: Sunday, 13 August – 21:00 BST How to follow: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has agreed a new three-year deal with the European and Spanish champions. In 18 months in charge, the former Real midfielder has won…

On Conor McGregor’s Unfathomable Rise in Modern Sports Culture – Bleacher Report

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images There was a moment when it became clear Conor McGregor was an undeniable force. It was a little over three years into his UFC run. He was the reigning featherweight champion of the world and was moments away from becoming the lightweight champion as well—the first man or woman to ever achieve simultaneous reigns in separate divisions in UFC history. At UFC 205, the promotion’s long-awaited…