World Sports

Tiemoue Bakayoko: Chelsea sign France midfielder from Monaco – BBC News

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Tiemoue Bakayoko (l) scored against Manchester City in last season’s Champions League Chelsea have signed midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from French champions Monaco in a reported £40m deal. The 22-year-old France international has signed a five-year deal with the Premier League champions. He becomes Chelsea’s second major summer signing after they brought in defender Antonio Rudiger from Roma. Bakayoko joined Monaco from Ligue 1 rivals Rennes in 2014 and made his…

Trevor Siemian Lends Voice To Funding Of Youth Sports – CBS Local

Saturday, July 15, 2017

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Trevor Siemian took a break from his private workouts Friday to lead 15 kids from the Jeffco Midget Football Association on a surprise shopping spree. The Denver Broncos quarterback — who will be competing with Paxton Lynch in one of the biggest position battles in the NFL this summer — was joined by rookies DeShaun Watson in Houston and Christian McCaffrey in Charlotte, North Carolina, to…

Sports Direct profits sink on weak pound and expansion – Telegraph.co.uk

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sales are expected to have risen from £2.8bn to £3.2bn on the back of new store openings. Trading has been overshadowed by a whirlwind of negative publicity following last year’s investigation into its treatment of workers. A string of board resignations, unusual stake purchases and most recently a court battle with a former close ­adviser over an alleged £15m pub bet have wrecked the retailer’s reputation. For the last 12…

Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey says it’s ‘worth it’ for kids to play multiple sports – CBSSports.com

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Christian McCaffrey might seem like one of those guys that was always destined to be a football player. He’s 5-foot-11, 205 pounds. His father, Ed McCaffrey, was a 6-foot-5, 215-pound wide receiver that played in the NFL for 13 seasons. His mother, Lisa, was a college soccer player. His older brother played college football. His younger brothers are both football players, too.  But while McCaffrey may have been destined for…

The game of ‘Thrones’: How resembling live sports makes the HBO hit an event – CNNMoney

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Last summer, millions watched as a hometown hero returned to reclaim victory in a winner-take-all battle as the leader of a group that for years knew nothing but heartbreaking loss. No, I’m not talking about the King of the NBA East, LeBron James. I’m talking about the King of the North, Jon Snow, and his victory in the “Battle of the Bastards,” the penultimate episode of last season’s “Game of…

Garbine Muguruza crushes Venus Williams en route to Wimbledon title – Yahoo Sports

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Tennis is a game where you can see the end coming from a long way off. Unlike most other major sports, you can’t turn defeat into victory on a single play. But tennis is a sport of momentum, where one point can kick loose an avalanche. Saturday morning at Wimbledon’s Centre Court, Venus Williams had that moment in front of her, had that opportunity to begin the final march to…

6 can’t-miss sports events to watch this weekend – SB Nation

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Don’t go outside. That’s your pro tip for the weekend. The heat index is above average for most of the country, humidity is turning everywhere into a sauna, and it’s just no fun. It’s OK, though, because we’ve got some sweet sports to keep you entertained throughout the weekend. We’re hitting the business end of Wimbledon, and baseball is heating up after the All-Star break. Sprinkle in a little X-Games,…

Lewis Hamilton storms to record British Grand Prix pole position – BBC Sport

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The British Grand Prix is live across radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website Lewis Hamilton sent the Silverstone crowd wild with a storming lap to set pole position at the British Grand Prix by more than half a second. He also equals the record for pole positions at the British Grand Prix with five – alongside Jim Clark. The Mercedes driver was 0.547 seconds quicker than Ferrari’s Kimi…

Friday’s Sports in Brief – Washington Post

Saturday, July 15, 2017

GOLF BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Some of the best golfers in the world are competing in New Jersey this weekend — and vying for attention with a guy whose best finish was an age-group club title. That would be President Donald Trump. The president’s arrival at his club created such a commotion that crowds at the U.S. Women’s Open were asked to keep it down as golfers Lexi Thompson, Brooke Henderson…

The game of ‘Thrones’: How resembling live sports makes the HBO hit an event – CNNMoney

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Last summer, millions watched as a hometown hero returned to reclaim victory in a winner-take-all battle as the leader of a group that for years knew nothing but heartbreaking loss. No, I’m not talking about the King of the NBA East, LeBron James. I’m talking about the King of the North, Jon Snow, and his victory in the “Battle of the Bastards,” the penultimate episode of last season’s “Game of…

6 can’t-miss sports events to watch this weekend – SB Nation

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Don’t go outside. That’s your pro tip for the weekend. The heat index is above average for most of the country, humidity is turning everywhere into a sauna, and it’s just no fun. It’s OK, though, because we’ve got some sweet sports to keep you entertained throughout the weekend. We’re hitting the business end of Wimbledon, and baseball is heating up after the All-Star break. Sprinkle in a little X-Games,…

GOLDMAN SACHS: There’s a fortune to be made analyzing sports stats – Business Insider

Saturday, July 15, 2017

NBA superstar LeBron James, approximating the trajectory for the use of sports analytics. Gregory Shamus / Getty Images There’s a fortune to be made crunching stats in a post-Moneyball world, and the potential for profit extends far beyond baseball, into everything from soccer to basketball. At the core of the story is what makes anything sports-related intriguing to so many people: an undying competitive spirit that has franchises — even…

Why recent big-money deals in sports can’t be sustained – USA TODAY

Saturday, July 15, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE A look at which NBA players have signed new contracts during this year’s free agency period. USA TODAY Sports Pro sports leagues in the U.S. are flush with cash, but for how long?(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Get those cartoonish contracts while you can, because the clock is ticking. While even run-of-the-mill NBA free agents figure out how to spend their new largesse — $23 million for J.J. Redick, really?…

The game of ‘Thrones’: How resembling live sports makes the HBO hit an event – CNNMoney

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Last summer, millions watched as a hometown hero returned to reclaim victory in a winner-take-all battle as the leader of a group that for years knew nothing but heartbreaking loss. No, I’m not talking about the King of the NBA East, LeBron James. I’m talking about the King of the North, Jon Snow, and his victory in the “Battle of the Bastards,” the penultimate episode of last season’s “Game of…

8 classic sports moments that you forgot included the Snapchat hot dog – SB Nation

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Honestly, there are so many amazing sports moments in history that it’s easy to forget exactly how they went down. Sure, we remember the big names — Shaq, Allen Iverson, Michael Phelps — but do you remember every single detail of these amazing plays? Of course not. That’s why you might not be surprised to recall that many of these moments involved that hot dog from Snapchat that everyone loves…

6 can’t-miss sports events to watch this weekend – SB Nation

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Don’t go outside. That’s your pro tip for the weekend. The heat index is above average for most of the country, humidity is turning everywhere into a sauna, and it’s just no fun. It’s OK, though, because we’ve got some sweet sports to keep you entertained throughout the weekend. We’re hitting the business end of Wimbledon, and baseball is heating up after the All-Star break. Sprinkle in a little X-Games,…

The game of ‘Thrones’: How resembling live sports makes the HBO hit an event – CNNMoney

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Last summer, millions watched as a hometown hero returned to reclaim victory in a winner-take-all battle as the leader of a group that for years knew nothing but heartbreaking loss. No, I’m not talking about the King of the NBA East, LeBron James. I’m talking about the King of the North, Jon Snow, and his victory in the “Battle of the Bastards,” the penultimate episode of last season’s “Game of…

The game of ‘Thrones’: How resembling live sports makes the HBO hit an event – CNNMoney

Friday, July 14, 2017

Last summer, millions watched as a hometown hero returned to reclaim victory in a winner-take-all battle as the leader of a group that for years knew nothing but heartbreaking loss. No, I’m not talking about the King of the NBA East, LeBron James. I’m talking about the King of the North, Jon Snow, and his victory in the “Battle of the Bastards,” the penultimate episode of last season’s “Game of…

Olympic sports go year-round on new channel this weekend – Los Angeles Times

Friday, July 14, 2017

Many fans turn their attention to sports such as archery, luge, diving and biathlon only when the Olympic Games come around. Starting this weekend, a new broadcast channel will try to bridge that gap with year-round coverage of the Olympic movement. “Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA” is an Americanized version of the global channel the International Olympic Committee launched last year. A joint effort by the IOC, U.S. Olympic…

6 can’t-miss sports events to watch this weekend – SB Nation

Friday, July 14, 2017

Don’t go outside. That’s your pro tip for the weekend. The heat index is above average for most of the country, humidity is turning everywhere into a sauna, and it’s just no fun. It’s OK, though, because we’ve got some sweet sports to keep you entertained throughout the weekend. We’re hitting the business end of Wimbledon, and baseball is heating up after the All-Star break. Sprinkle in a little X-Games,…