World Sports

Sources: Bulls pursuing trade for Magic’s Arron Afflalo – Yahoo Sports

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Chicago Bulls are pursuing a trade for Orlando Magic swingman Arron Afflalo, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Afflalo, 28, has two years left on his contract – including an Early Termination Option (ETO) provision next summer – and front office executives believe the Magic are prioritizing a trade for Afflalo over working to extend his contract. It is unclear how the Bulls’ pursuit of Afflalo would impact the franchise’s…

Illinois College Makes ‘League of Legends’ A Varsity Sport, Offers Scholarships – Forbes

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Prospective college students can now tell their parents they’re attempting to further their education by playing League of Legends, as one Illinois college has now made the game a part of its varsity sports program, and is offering scholarships to top players. Robert Morris University is a 7,000 student college in Chicago that is now making headlines by being the first institution of its kind to incorporate eSports into its…

Sources: Bulls pursuing trade for Magic’s Arron Afflalo – Yahoo Sports

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Chicago Bulls are pursuing a trade for Orlando Magic swingman Arron Afflalo, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Afflalo, 28, has two years left on his contract – including an Early Termination Option (ETO) provision next summer – and front office executives believe the Magic are prioritizing a trade for Afflalo over working to extend his contract. It is unclear how the Bulls’ pursuit of Afflalo would impact the franchise’s…

David Blatt reaches deal to become Cavs’ head coach – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Cavaliers have reached an agreement with David Blatt to become the 20th head coach in franchise history on Friday. “David is a great basketball coach and a special person,” Cavaliers GM David Griffin said in a release from the team. “His abilities to communicate, to build relationships with his players and to foster winning environments at several stops throughout Europe and across the highest levels of International competition speaks…

Illinois College Makes ‘League of Legends’ A Varsity Sport, Offers Scholarships – Forbes

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Prospective college students can now tell their parents they’re attempting to further their education by playing League of Legends, as one Illinois college has now made the game a part of its varsity sports program, and is offering scholarships to top players. Robert Morris University is a 7,000 student college in Chicago that is now making headlines by being the first institution of its kind to incorporate eSports into its…

FACT: Philadelphia is the Worst Sports City in North America – The Good Phight

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Ed. Note: This belongs here on the front page. And it’s all your fault, you bad, bad fan. It’s not because of Santa Claus, D batteries, or Tie Domi. It’s not because all of the other travesties that take place among other cities’ fan base aren’t equally as disgraceful. No, it’s quite simple and calculated actually. Philadelphia has given their sports teams the worst advantage to win a game…

Kawhi Leonard lands on cover of Sports Illustrated – KSAT San Antonio

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has landed on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated days after San Antonio demolished Miami in the NBA Finals. Leonard was named 2014 NBA Finals MVP after averaging nearly 18 points, six rebounds and two steals per game during the series.  Leonard’s defense on LeBron James was also key to the Spurs dethroning the Heat in five games to win the franchise’s fifth NBA championship….

Illinois College Makes ‘League of Legends’ A Varsity Sport, Offers Scholarships – Forbes

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Prospective college students can now tell their parents they’re attempting to further their education by playing League of Legends, as one Illinois college has now made the game a part of its varsity sports program, and is offering scholarships to top players. Robert Morris University is a 7,000 student college in Chicago that is now making headlines by being the first institution of its kind to incorporate eSports into its…

David Blatt reaches deal to become Cavs’ head coach – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Cavaliers have reached an agreement with David Blatt to become the 20th head coach in franchise history on Friday. “David is a great basketball coach and a special person,” Cavaliers GM David Griffin said in a release from the team. “His abilities to communicate, to build relationships with his players and to foster winning environments at several stops throughout Europe and across the highest levels of International competition speaks…

Raccoon runs rampant at GABP before Reds-Blue Jays game – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Critters have been invading ballparks since the beginning of time (we think). We’ve all seen or heard of the squirrels, pigeons, seagulls, bees and even the chickens that just can’t help themselves from getting a glimpse of America’s pastime. But here’s one most of us have probably never seen before — a raccoon. That’s right, a wild raccoon made its way into Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati just in…

David Blatt reaches deal to become Cavs’ head coach – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Cavaliers have reached an agreement with David Blatt to become the 20th head coach in franchise history on Friday. “David is a great basketball coach and a special person,” Cavaliers GM David Griffin said in a release from the team. “His abilities to communicate, to build relationships with his players and to foster winning environments at several stops throughout Europe and across the highest levels of International competition speaks…

Illinois College Makes ‘League of Legends’ A Varsity Sport, Offers Scholarships – Forbes

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Prospective college students can now tell their parents they’re attempting to further their education by playing League of Legends, as one Illinois college has now made the game a part of its varsity sports program, and is offering scholarships to top players. Robert Morris University is a 7,000 student college in Chicago that is now making headlines by being the first institution of its kind to incorporate eSports into its…

Illinois College Makes ‘League of Legends’ A Varsity Sport, Offers Scholarships – Forbes

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Prospective college students can now tell their parents they’re attempting to further their education by playing League of Legends, as one Illinois college has now made the game a part of its varsity sports program, and is offering scholarships to top players. Robert Morris University is a 7,000 student college in Chicago that is now making headlines by being the first institution of its kind to incorporate eSports into its…

Illinois College Makes ‘League of Legends’ A Varsity Sport, Offers Scholarships – Forbes

Friday, June 20, 2014

Prospective college students can now tell their parents they’re attempting to further their education by playing League of Legends, as one Illinois college has now made the game a part of its varsity sports program, and is offering scholarships to top players. Robert Morris University is a 7,000 student college in Chicago that is now making headlines by being the first institution of its kind to incorporate eSports into its…

Costa Rica continues to surprise by beating Italy – Yahoo Sports

Friday, June 20, 2014

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Costa Rica has turned the tables on the team’s World Cup expectations. Or at least on everyone else’s expectations. Costa Rica followed up its surprise win over Uruguay with another World Cup stunner on Friday, beating four-time champion Italy 1-0 to secure a spot in the next round and eliminate England in the process. After entering the tournament as an expected underdog in a group featuring…

Apple’s iWatch Could Be The Next Big Sports Fashion Accessory – TechCrunch

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sports sells gatorade, and sports sells sneakers, and sports sells clothing and hats and TV trays and bottle openers and anything that has enough surface area to hold a logo. But can sports sell the concept of the smartwatch? That’s what Apple might find out beginning in October, the rumored launch date of the iWatch, according to a new report from 9to5Mac. The blog’s sources say Apple is working with professional athletes to test…

CSE Sports Marketing Symposium / Social Media & Sports Series – SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Friday, June 20, 2014

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Hit the road: FOX Sports 1 NASCAR schedule for Sonoma Raceway – FOXSports.com

Friday, June 20, 2014

It’s time to turn left AND right! The Sprint Cup Series heads to the West Coast this weekend for some road racing in Sonoma. Meanwhile, the Nationwide Series charges into cheese country. So you don’t miss a second of the action, here’s your NASCAR schedule for Sonoma Raceway and Road America.  Friday, June 20 3:00 p.m. ET – Sprint Cup Series Practice (FOX Sports 1) 6:30 p.m. ET – Sprint…

Illinois College Makes ‘League of Legends’ A Varsity Sport, Offers Scholarships – Forbes

Friday, June 20, 2014

Prospective college students can now tell their parents they’re attempting to further their education by playing League of Legends, as one Illinois college has now made the game a part of its varsity sports program, and is offering scholarships to top players. Robert Morris University is a 7,000 student college in Chicago that is now making headlines by being the first institution of its kind to incorporate eSports into its…

Source: Cavs won’t decide on No. 1 pick until after Embiid surgery – FOXSports.com

Friday, June 20, 2014

Potential No. 1 NBA Draft pick Joel Embiid has a stress fracture in his right foot that will require surgery, his agent confirmed in a written statement Thursday. The injury is not believed to be career-threatening and the Cavs will not make a firm decision on Embiid until they get his results following surgery, a source told FOX Sports Ohio. “Joel Embiid suffered a stress fracture to the navicular bone…