World Sports

Fans unable to watch Anthony Joshua undercard as Sky Sports suffers technical difficulties – Mirror.co.uk

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Fans hoping to catch a glimpse of the stars of the future were left disappointed as Sky Sports suffered technical difficulties on Saturday night. The broadcaster had to apologise for being unable to stream the opening two fights of the Anthony Joshua undercard from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. That meant noone saw Rio Olympian Lawrence Okolie stop his opponent in the third round in the opening fight of the…

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport first drive – not the fiery hatchback I’m looking for – CNBC

Saturday, October 28, 2017

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Bournemouth 0-1 Chelsea – BBC Sport

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Eden Hazard scored for the first time in the Premier League this season A goal from Eden Hazard early in the second half was enough to give Chelsea victory over Bournemouth and move them into fourth in the Premier League. The Belgian hit a firm shot past Asmir Begovic at the Cherries goalkeeper’s near post after defender Simon Francis failed to cut out a ball over the top. Begovic had…

School district apologizes for sports broadcaster’s slurs – New York Post

Saturday, October 28, 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas — A Texas school district apologized Friday after a high school football broadcaster repeatedly used a racial slur when referring to African-American players on the opposing team. The Cleburne Independent School District apologized for online audio comments made last week in a matchup between Cleburne High School and Seguin High School in Arlington, according to Leslie Johnston, spokeswoman for the Arlington Independent School District. Seguin is in Arlington,…

Nicki Minaj and Cardi B join forces on Migos’ ‘Motor Sport’ — listen now – EW.com (blog)

Saturday, October 28, 2017

For the first single from their forthcoming Culture II, ascendant hip-hop trio Migos — who earlier this year went to No. 1 with their viral anthem “Bad and Boujee” — recruited two of the genre’s leading female artists: Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, fresh off a No. 1 turn of her own with “Bodak Yellow,” round out the new cut, “Motor Sport.” The single continues a banner year for all three…

School district apologizes for sports broadcaster’s slurs – New York Post

Saturday, October 28, 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas — A Texas school district apologized Friday after a high school football broadcaster repeatedly used a racial slur when referring to African-American players on the opposing team. The Cleburne Independent School District apologized for online audio comments made last week in a matchup between Cleburne High School and Seguin High School in Arlington, according to Leslie Johnston, spokeswoman for the Arlington Independent School District. Seguin is in Arlington,…

DeAndre Hopkins skips practice, Texans ‘wanted to walk out’ after McNair remarks – CBSSports.com

Friday, October 27, 2017

DeAndre Hopkins has not been on the Houston Texans‘ injury report since before Week 6, but the Pro Bowl wide receiver was an unexpected no-show at practice Friday, local media reported. That’s because, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he wasn’t injured at all. His absence was actually a response to reported comments by team owner Bob McNair, who was quoted in a Friday ESPN story as referring to protesting NFL…

Trading Sports Memorabilia, Not Just for Love but for Money – New York Times

Friday, October 27, 2017

“I feel fortunate because it’s like having your cake and eating it, too,” Mr. Shanus said. “You get a lot of pleasure in holding it, but if you sell it, it’s an appreciating asset.” Photo A baseball signed by Ronald Reagan, as shown, and also Mikhail Gorbachev, not pictured, in Mr. Shanus’s collection. Credit George Etheredge for The New York Times Unlike, say, fine art or coins, the growth in…

It’s official: Bridge is definitely not a sport – Washington Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

Competitors play bridge at the Acol Bridge Club in London in 2015. (Tim Ireland/AP) The card game bridge is many things. It is a game of strategy and skill, with complex rules and a rich history played by millions of people, with tournaments held every year around the world. But bridge is not — according to a European court — a sport. On Thursday, the European Court of Justice ruled…

Scam alert: Fort Worth-based Touchdown Sports strikes again in New Jersey, Texas – Fort Worth Star Telegram

Friday, October 27, 2017

When Jonida Lagji was contacted by Fort Worth-based Touchdown Sports about buying a banner and 1,000 T-shirts to support the local high school, she thought it was a good way to raise awareness for her insurance agency in Old Bridge, N.J. She had just opened a few months earlier and also wanted to support the schools in her community, which is about 35 miles south of New York City. Lagji…

Cris Carter delivers a strong warning to Baltimore’s Joe Flacco – FOXSports.com

Friday, October 27, 2017

– He contacted his head, because his head didn’t get down on the ground. – So that’s a dirty hit. – No– it’s not a dirty hit. It’s illegal. – Right. Dirty implies either some malice, or that he was trying to hurt the guy. The reality is this though, CC. This– that play only happens to quarterbacks, and it only happens quarterbacks because we are trying to protect quarterbacks….

The First Sports Bra Was Made from 2 Jockstraps. They’ve Come a Long Way in 40 Years – Health.com

Friday, October 27, 2017

You know your workout just wouldn’t be the same (heck, it might not even be possible) without your favorite sports bra. Some women even consider a sports bra their most crucial piece of exercise equipment. Which makes it all the more astounding that the sports bra was invented just 40 years ago. Of course, that doesn’t mean women weren’t active before then. But breasts, especially large ones, undoubtedly were more…

It’s official: Bridge is definitely not a sport – Washington Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

Competitors play bridge at the Acol Bridge Club in London in 2015. (Tim Ireland/AP) The card game bridge is many things. It is a game of strategy and skill, with complex rules and a rich history played by millions of people, with tournaments held every year around the world. But bridge is not — according to a European court — a sport. On Thursday, the European Court of Justice ruled…

Middle finger often in the middle of sports controversy – USA TODAY

Friday, October 27, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Take a look at some of the memorable times athletes have flipped the bird for fans to see. USA TODAY Sports Old Hoss Radbourn, top left, flips the bird in a pre-game photo from 1886.(Photo: Library of Congress, Corbis/VCG via Getty Images) A football player from the University of Tennessee raised a pair of middle fingers to the University of Alabama student section Saturday. A…

Listening to Audiobooks While Watching Sports – Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Friday, October 27, 2017

My happiest moments come when I’m able to watch a sporting event – either live or on TV – with an audiobook playing in my ears. Living in a college town affords me frequent opportunities to attend high level sports for shockingly low costs. At every live basketball, soccer, hockey, field hockey, or football game (the teams I follow), I’ll listen to an audiobook while watching the game. …

Sensible fans are bailing over sports’ depraved indifference – New York Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

At 33 years of age and an NBA pro since 2004, Carmelo Anthony is still keeping both sides in the game. Sunday at home against the Timberwolves, Anthony hit a 3-pointer with 4.7 seconds left to give the Thunder a 113-112 lead. He then strutted around making with his three-shots-to-the-head gesture. But he was so busy kissing his own fanny he either didn’t know or forgot that Minnesota had no…

Billionaires are buying sports teams for different reasons than they used to – Business Insider

Friday, October 27, 2017

Mark Cuban, billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters A new report by UBS and PwC found the total wealth of the world’s billionaires grew by 17% in 2016 to $6 trillion.  Billionaires, according to the report, are “ turning their attention to sports.” John Matthews, coauthor of the report, told Business Insider that owning a sports team is not just an ego play for billionaires. Billionaire wealth grew by…

Sensible fans are bailing over sports’ depraved indifference – New York Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

At 33 years of age and an NBA pro since 2004, Carmelo Anthony is still keeping both sides in the game. Sunday at home against the Timberwolves, Anthony hit a 3-pointer with 4.7 seconds left to give the Thunder a 113-112 lead. He then strutted around making with his three-shots-to-the-head gesture. But he was so busy kissing his own fanny he either didn’t know or forgot that Minnesota had no…

Astros’ Manager AJ Hinch In LA Bar Altercation … Cops Called – TMZ.com

Friday, October 27, 2017

The World Series hasn’t just been a slugfest on the field … Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch was involved in a heated altercation after Game 1 and cops were called … TMZ Sports has learned.  Here’s what we know … Hinch was hanging out at the bar at the team hotel in Pasadena on Tuesday night after Houston lost Game 1 to the Dodgers.  We’re told he was having some…

North Korea Says US Trying to Overthrow Kim Jong Un by Attacking His Sports Legacy – Newsweek

Friday, October 27, 2017

North Korea claims to have identified the latest U.S. plot to bring down its self-proclaimed socialist paradise—a vicious assault on the reclusive, militarized state’s supreme sports legacy. Following a fresh round of harsh U.S. sanctions against North Korea and its nuclear weapons program, Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) carried a statement attributed to the National Sports Guidance Committee in which the government body accused Washington of “stretching its…