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Sally Pearson feared amputation after falling in Rome 100m hurdles – BBC Sport

Monday, June 15, 2015

Olympic 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson feared her left hand would have to be amputated after she fell at the Rome Diamond League event on 4 June. Pearson’s lower arm turned blue after her fall, which caused what doctors described as a “bone explosion”. The Australian, 28, had surgery on her left wrist in Italy but will miss August’s World Championships in Beijing as she…

BT TV’s Delia Bushell: ‘We’re not on a trolley dash to take all sports rights’ – The Guardian

Monday, June 15, 2015

Turning 43 was, perhaps, more joyous for Delia Bushell than for most people. “My birthday was the day of our big press launch,” says Bushell. Then she adds: “Nothing better than sharing your birthday with Gary Lineker on stage.” As managing director of TV and sport for BT, Bushell is Lineker’s new boss. He is BT’s biggest on-screen signing so far, as the phone company turned pay-TV insurgent parks ever…

BT TV’s Delia Bushell: ‘We’re not on a trolley dash to take all sports rights’ – The Guardian

Monday, June 15, 2015

Turning 43 was, perhaps, more joyous for Delia Bushell than for most people. “My birthday was the day of our big press launch,” says Bushell. Then she adds: “Nothing better than sharing your birthday with Gary Lineker on stage.” As managing director of TV and sport for BT, Bushell is Lineker’s new boss. He is BT’s biggest on-screen signing so far, as the phone company turned pay-TV insurgent parks ever…

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Video Road Test – The Car Connection

Monday, June 15, 2015

Follow Joel Add to circle [% } %] [% }); %] The Land Rover name has always stood for the ultimate in off-roading—but that’s changed now that the stylish Evoque is one of their best-sellers. This year Land Rover has a new SUV that applies some of the Evoque’s polish to its rugged mid-size SUV. But does the new Discovery Sport have the goods to tackle rivals like the Audi…

Gossip column: Pogba, Sterling, Di Maria, Bender, Ramos, Austin – BBC Sport

Sunday, June 14, 2015

For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. Manchester City may have to spend £155m to sign Paul Pogba. Juventus want £80m for the 22-year-old France midfielder, who wants a five-year contract at £250k-a-week – which is £65m – plus a signing-on fee of £10m. (Daily Star Sunday)  Alternatively, City will pay £150m up front for…

Werdum submits Velasquez, wins UFC heavyweight title – FOXSports.com

Sunday, June 14, 2015

There can be no denying Fabricio Werdum any longer. The interim heavyweight champion became the undisputed, full world champion with a third-round submission win over Cain Velasquez in the UFC 188 main event.  Werdum and Cain engaged in a fire fight from the opening horn, and it quickly turned into a war of attrition with both men landing and absorbing big punches. In fact, Werdum continued his pattern of getting…

In extra innings, Blue Jays hand Red Sox fifth straight loss – Boston Globe

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Red Sox were intent on blocking out the seven-run lead they blew on Friday. They had the look of a team that had moved on. Dustin Pedroia was in full uniform at 10:30 Saturday morning, three full hours before the first pitch. Manager John Farrell was sitting next to him at his locker, shooting the breeze. Wade Miley popped in and gave Farrell a friendly wave, a sign that…

Gossip column: Kane, Sterling, Pogba, Messi, Cech – BBC Sport

Sunday, June 14, 2015

For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. Manchester United will make a £40m bid for Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 21, as they switch their attention to the England international after Real Madrid insist they will not sell Gareth Bale, 25. (Daily Mirror)  But Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has told manager Mauricio Pochettino that…

LeBron James’ personal barber: ‘There is no dye’ – Yahoo Sports

Sunday, June 14, 2015

CLEVELAND – Barber Nick Castemanos has grown tired of getting asked over and over again about the hairline of his most famous client, LeBron James. “There is no dye. No additives. No preservatives,” Castemanos told Yahoo Sports in a phone interview Thursday. “Everyone thinks he’s dying his hair using [temporary hair colorings] Bigen or Black Ice. It’s all his hair. They still don’t believe me. I get Bigen comments all…

The race to make money off America’s fastest-growing sport – MarketWatch

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Carrying a big bucket full of gravel up and down a mountain isn’t what most people would consider fun. Yet an estimated 5 million people will willingly crawl dozens of yards in dirt and rocks under barbed wire, wade in pools of mud and sometimes endure electric shocks…

Sources: 76ers center Joel Embiid suffers setback with right foot – Yahoo Sports

Sunday, June 14, 2015

View photo . Sixers coach Brett Brown puts Joel Embiid through the paces in February. (Getty Images) Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft who missed his rookie season with injury, suffered a setback in the healing process of his right foot, league sources told Yahoo Sports. After weeks of rigorous workouts, Embiid had not felt pain in the foot, but a recent…

Lafragola, three-sport standout, is S.J. senior boy athlete of the year – Philly.com

Sunday, June 14, 2015

C.J. LaFragola took it easy in high school. That might seem hard to believe, since few scholastic athletes in recent South Jersey history were as persistently active and consistently productive as the multisport star from St. Joseph in Hammonton. LaFragola was a standout fullback and linebacker for a St. Joseph football team that won state titles in each of his three varsity seasons with the Wildcats….

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr evokes memories of successful sports lies – ESPN

Saturday, June 13, 2015

0 Shares Print Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr proved Thursday that honesty is not necessarily the best policy — at least when it comes to sports. A few hours after telling reporters he wouldn’t change his lineup in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, he inserted Andre Iguodala into Golden State’s starting five for the first time in 101 games this season. Two hours and 37 minutes later, the Warriors walked off…

LeBron James’ personal barber: ‘There is no dye’ – Yahoo Sports

Saturday, June 13, 2015

CLEVELAND – Barber Nick Castemanos has grown tired of getting asked over and over again about the hairline of his most famous client, LeBron James. “There is no dye. No additives. No preservatives,” Castemanos told Yahoo Sports in a phone interview Thursday. “Everyone thinks he’s dying his hair using [temporary hair colorings] Bigen or Black Ice. It’s all his hair. They still don’t believe me. I get Bigen comments all…

Blue Jays stun Red Sox with monster comeback – Boston Globe

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Watching from the dugout as the Blue Jays strung together hit after hit left Joe Kelly with a surreal feeling. When he came out of the game in the sixth inning, the Sox had a four-run cushion. It wasn’t as big as the seven-run lead they had piled up through three innings, but it felt like enough. Continue reading below The Sox offense had done as many things right as…

Tug of war, football among 26 sports applying for Tokyo 2020 Olympics – NBCSports.com

Friday, June 12, 2015

Tug of war wants to return to the Olympics for the first time in 100 years, while football hopes to debut in the Olympics in 2020. A total of 26 sports applied for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, organizers said Friday. Finalist sports are scheduled to be announced June 22 and will make presentations in Tokyo in early August. Tokyo 2020 organizers are expected to recommend which sports to…

SportsCenter’s Shameful Coverage Of Women’s Sports – ThinkProgress

Friday, June 12, 2015

Sports by Kiley Kroh Posted on June 12, 2015 at 10:06 am Updated: June 12, 2015 at 12:20 pm CREDIT: AP Photo/Jeff Roberson Women’s sports have never been more popular — everywhere except on television, that is. Both the quality and quantity of women’s sports coverage is far eclipsed by that of men’s sports and in some respects has actually worsened over time, according to the latest iteration of a 25-year…

Source: Pistons acquire Ersan Ilyasova in trade – Yahoo Sports

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Milwaukee Bucks traded forward Ersan Ilyasova to the Detroit Pistons, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The acquisition of Ilyasova will give the Pistons a strong complement to center Andre Drummond, largely because of his ability to stretch out onto the perimeter and make jump shots. The Pistons are preparing for the fact that they could well lose Greg Monroe as an unrestricted free agent this summer. Detroit sent forward…

How To Create The Ultimate Sports Marketing Playbook In 6 Steps – Forbes

Friday, June 12, 2015

Reed Bergman of Playbook, Inc, likes to tell a story about a famous sports broadcaster, when after leaving work one afternoon, was asked a College Basketball tournament question on Twitter about the Big 10 conference. The broadcaster, multi-tasking as usual, quickly responded, “I think the 10 teams will do… ”. Within seconds, his whole career was called into question given that he appeared not to know that there are 12…

Watch live: Oregon Sports Awards 2015 – OregonLive.com

Friday, June 12, 2015

The 63rd annual Oregon Sports Awards will be handed out Thursday at the Stanford Theater at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton. The show starts at 8 p.m. Watch here as all of the 2015 winners are announced: