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Glazer: Raiders to start rookie QB Derek Carr against Jets – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

There will be a rookie starting quarterback in Week 1 of the 2014 NFL season: Oakland’s Derek Carr. Carr will replace Matt Schaub for Sunday’s road game against the New York Jets, FOX Sports has learned. Raiders players were informed of head coach Dennis Allen’s decision on Monday afternoon. Schaub started Oakland’s first three preseason contests but sat out last Thursday’s game against Seattle and has recently suffered from elbow…

Sky Sports News’ transfer deadline day has become a one trick pony – Daily Mail

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Sky Sports News have a new studio but their show was more of the same Jim White resumed his role as their ‘timelord’ The Scot was assisted by Natalie Sawyer and Kate Abdo But the fans were allowed to run riot outside grounds Gary Cotterill used the vanishing spray to keep the crowd back Fans brought a inflatable doll and sex toy which were shown live  By Mark Webster Follow…

Sports helping to build pride at Eastern Florida State College – Florida Today

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Jim Richey, president of Eastern Florida State College, wants students to have a full collegiate experience.(Photo: Tim Shortt/FLORIDA TODAY) Jim Richey had a vision when he took over as president at Eastern Florida State College. He wanted to create a truly collegiate experience for the students, to give them opportunities to learn and grow in the classroom as well as outside and to feel pride in the school they attend….

BT Sport tackles Sky over soccer rights – CNBC

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant signed a major new shoe deal with Nike, rejecting an offer from Under Armour.

PGA Tour’s Partnership With Stryker A Case Study In Sports Sponsorship – Forbes

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

For non-traditional brands seeking to create awareness among consumers, the usage of sports sponsorship is often the most proficient vehicle in accomplishing just that. There is no better example of this than that which is provided by Stryker Stryker Corporation’s recent announcement that it was becoming the “Official Joint Replacement Product of the PGA TOUR”.  While the words joint replacement and professional golf aren’t exactly synonymous, from a marketing perspective there is…

Ryder Cup 2014: Darren Clarke joins Sky Sports team for Gleneagles event – SkySports

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Darren Clarke, a veteran of seven Ryder Cups, will offer his insights for Sky Sports at Gleneagles Northern Irish golf legend Darren Clarke has joined Sky Sports for its exclusively live coverage of the 2014 Ryder Cup. Clarke, who has appeared in seven Ryder Cups, either as player or vice-captain, will provide analysis and commentary on Sky’s dedicated channel, Sky Sports Ryder Cup. The Ulsterman has played a total of…

Transfer gossip: Radamel Falcao, Danny Welbeck, Victor Valdes – BBC Sport

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

For a list of all the completed deals, check out the transfers page. For reaction to the deadline day transfers, visit the BBC Sportsday page. TRANSFER GOSSIP Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, says Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, 28, will be a fantastic signing for Manchester United. (Daily Mirror)  Ex-Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes can…

Transfer deadline day gossip: Falcao, Negredo, Welbeck, Defoe – BBC News

Monday, September 01, 2014

For a list of confirmed transfers, check out the transfers page. To keep up to date with all the transfer deadline day drama as it unfolds, follow our live text. TRANSFER GOSSIP Manchester City and Arsenal have been offered Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, 28, for around £55m. (Guardian)  Will the battle to land Falcao come down…

In E-Sports, Video Gamers Draw Real Crowds and Big Money – New York Times

Saturday, August 30, 2014

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EA Sports under fire for sexist selfies in NHL 15 – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

View photo . Fun fact: The Entertainment Software Association recently revealed that more women over the age of 18 play video games than boys under the age of 18. They encompass 36 percent of all gamers in the U.S.  So one assumes one or two women will pick up “NHL 15” from EA Sports when it’s released next week. One assumes EA Sports would know this. So why the game-maker…

Mediacom adding sports channels – Springfield News-Leader

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Maty Mauk, a redshirt freshman quarterback for Missouri, is the son of Mike Mauk, the new football coach at Glendale High School. Getty Images Maty Mauk kept the Tigers rolling along after senior starter James Franklin went down injured. Getty Images COLUMBIA, MO – NOVEMBER 2: Maty Mauk #7 of the Missouri Tigers looks to pass against the Tennessee Volunteers defense in the first quarter on November 2, 2013 at…

High School Sports site launches on Kens5.com, USA Today – KENS 5 TV

Saturday, August 30, 2014

SAN ANTONIO — Texas high school football is back, and we’re in the game with a brand new High School Sports website. KENS 5 Sports has teamed up with USA TODAY to put the spotlight on San Antonio-area teams. High School Sports offers all high schools a chance to be recognized here in Texas and across the nation. San Antonio high school team pages are now live! You can find…

The Sports-Related Jobs With The Strongest Growth – Forbes

Friday, August 29, 2014

20 Sports-Related Jobs With Double-Digit Growth Quarterbacks and sideline commentators may grab the bulk of the airtime, but sports-related jobs span a broad spectrum of interdependent occupations–and some of them are growing faster than ever. Jobs across all sports-related industries are up 12.6% since 2010–more than double the growth in the national job market, according to a report released today by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists. Average earnings across these…

Aching for Change in an Unequal Sport – New York Times

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Transfer gossip: Zigic, Song, Blind, Cavani, Vidal, Van Gaal – BBC News

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

For a list of confirmed transfers, check out the transfers page. TRANSFER GOSSIP Former Birmingham City striker Nikola Zigic, 33, is a poised for a sensational move to Arsenal according to his agent. (Birmingham Mail)  Nikola Zigic is a free agent after leaving Birmingham Manchester United boss Van Gaal is weighing up a shock £20m move for Liverpool…

The First All-Female Sports Show Is Called ‘We Need to Talk’ – Mashable

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

News broke earlier this month that CBS Sports will debut the first all-female sports talk show in national TV history. Now the broadcast company has released more details about its historic offering, including the show’s name: We Need to Talk. The show will have an all-female cast, and will be produced and directed exclusively by women. See also: Sports Media Misogyny: What Is Fans’ Problem With Female Commentators? “This is…

Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick on this week’s Sports Illustrated cover – SI.com

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Photo: Rod Mar for Sports Illustrated (Wilson); Robert Beck/Sports Illustrated (Kaepernick) America’s most popular sport will begin its 95th season next Thursday and for the NFL, the pigskin is soaring through the sky and viewers are watching in record numbers. Sports Illustrated asks “Where did all the gunslingers go?” The answer is simple: Most of them reside in the NFC, where eight Pro Bowl-caliber quarterbacks grace this week’s regional covers…

Hank Bauer suspended one game for anti-Semitic comment – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hank Bauer and Josh Lewin have been radio partners on San Diego Chargers broadcasts since 2005. That long-standing relationship doesn’t excuse the anti-Semitic joke that Bauer, a color commentator for the team since 1998, directed at play-by-play man Lewin, who is Jewish, during the final moments of Sunday’s exhibition game against the San Francisco 49ers as the pair were discussing the pricey seats at Levi’s Stadium, the 49ers new $1.3…

Transfer gossip: Fazio, Allen, Cavani, Van Ginkel, Podolski – BBC News

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

For a list of confirmed transfers, check out the transfers page. TRANSFER GOSSIP Edinson Cavani could be a replacement for injured striker Olivier Giroud at Arsenal Arsenal are ready to make a £50m bid for Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani as Olivier Giroud, also 27, faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines. (Daily Express)  The Gunners want Manchester…