World Sports

Arsenal: Stan Kroenke ‘committed long term’ despite Alisher Usmanov bid – BBC Sport

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Stan Kroenke has a 67% stake in Arsenal Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke is committed to the club in the long term, sources have told the BBC. Kroenke has shown no interest in a £1bn bid by Uzbek-born Russian Usmanov to take full control of the Gunners. It is understood the American’s ambition is to win the Premier League and make Arsenal a force in Europe. Gunners legend Ian Wright…

Arsenal: Stan Kroenke ‘committed long term’ despite Alisher Usmanov bid – BBC Sport

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Stan Kroenke has a 67% stake in Arsenal Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke is committed to the club in the long term, sources have told the BBC. Kroenke has shown no interest in a £1bn bid by Uzbek-born Russian Usmanov to take full control of the Gunners. It is understood the American’s ambition is to win the Premier League and make Arsenal a force in Europe. Gunners legend Ian Wright…

The case for every NBA awards finalist – FOXSports.com

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Dario Saric, PF, 76ers: In one of the weakest rookie classes in recent memory, Saric was one of the few rookies who put up compelling numbers (12.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg) and also played in a majority of his team’s games.  Joel Embiid, C, 76ers: If not for injuries, Embiid would be a lock. He clearly had the biggest impact among this year’s crop of first-year players, averaging 20.2 and…

Friday’s Sports In Brief – Charlotte Observer

Saturday, May 20, 2017

NBA BOSTON (AP) — An NBA playoff-record, 41-point halftime lead. A franchise record for total points. A 13th consecutive playoff win, tying another league record. And LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers can still do better. Cleveland steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Minutes after the NBA announced the three finalists for the MVP award — and James wasn’t among them…

Colin Cowherd is a ‘lying sack of crap’: sports anchor – New York Post

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Borussia Dortmund v Werder Bremen – BBC Sport

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bartra (left) was named on the bench for last weekend’s game against Augsburg but did not come on Defender Marc Bartra returned to action for the first time since being injured in the attack on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus as his side gained entry to the Champions League group stage. Bartra, 26, had surgery on his right hand and wrist after the blast before a Champions League tie with Monaco….

Column: NHL playoffs greatest show in sports at the moment – ABC News

Saturday, May 20, 2017

If you’re not a hockey fan — and we know there are a LOT of you out there — it might be a good time to reconsider. The NHL playoffs are the greatest show in sports at the moment. You certainly won’t miss anything by flipping away from the NBA. While the hoops postseason is blighted by one rout after another, the NHL is putting on a stellar show that…

Colin Cowherd is a ‘lying sack of crap’: sports anchor – New York Post

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Welsh Government Sport Wales review finds ‘bullying’ evidence – BBC News

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Evidence supporting allegations of bullying, intimidation and inappropriate language in the troubled quango Sport Wales has been found by an internal Welsh Government review. The chairman of Sport Wales Paul Thomas and vice-chairwoman Adele Baumgardt were sacked by ministers in March. Mr Thomas said the allegations were untrue but Ms Baumgardt said she was not surprised by the findings. No individuals were identified as the source of the alleged bullying….

Colin Cowherd is a ‘lying sack of crap’: sports anchor – New York Post

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Three is a magic number, whatever the sport: a brief history of the hat-trick – The Guardian

Friday, May 19, 2017

When 24-year-old Ottawa forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau tipped a shot past New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist with just 62 seconds left in regulation in a playoff game last month, Senators fans at Canadian Tire Center were simply overjoyed that the score was tied. But when Pageau was credited with the goal over the public-address system, several fans made sure to follow hockey tradition and throw their caps and hats on the…

Boston vs. Cleveland: compare the cities and their sports histories – cleveland.com

Friday, May 19, 2017

While the largest universities in Cleveland are Cleveland State (16,915 students) and Case Western Reserve (11,340), Boston has several large colleges in the city or immediately outside. They include Boston University (32,158 students), Harvard (29,652), Northeastern (19,940), Boston College (14,354), UMass at Boston (17,030), Tufts (11,137) and MIT (11,331), among others.

Maria Sharapova opts against Wimbledon wildcard request to enter qualifying – BBC Sport

Friday, May 19, 2017

Sharapova reached the semi-finals on her last appearance at Wimbledon in 2015 Maria Sharapova will enter Wimbledon qualifying rather than request a main-draw wildcard as she continues her comeback from a 15-month drug ban. The 30-year-old Russian was denied a wildcard for the French Open, with tournament officials saying her doping suspension counted against her. Sharapova will have to win through three qualifying rounds to earn a spot in Wimbledon’s…

Sports criminals rewarded with statues a sickening deification – New York Post

Friday, May 19, 2017

Of tributes and tribulations. Here’s an idea: The next time the Yankees retire Derek Jeter’s number, the portrait of him on his plaque should look a little bit like him. If one didn’t know the image of Jeter appeared above his name, one could spend a week guessing who it is and not ring the bell. I thought it looked like the kids’ cartoon character Bob the Builder, one reader…

Here’s Friday’s Sports on TV Lineup – The Courier-Journal

Friday, May 19, 2017

FRIDAY ON TV HORSE RACING 3 p.m. NBCSN — Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, at Baltimore NBA BASKETBALL 8:30 p.m. TNT — NBA Playoffs, Eastern Conference finals, Game 2, Boston at Cleveland MLB BASEBALL 2:20 p.m. MLB — Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs 7:10 p.m. FOX OHIO — Colorado at Cincinnati 8:15 p.m. MLB — San Francisco at St. Louis NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBCSN — Stanley Cup Playoffs, Eastern Conference finals, Game…

Fox Sports host: I’ve had death threats since LaVar Ball fight – New York Post

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fox Sports 1 host Kristine Leahy, the target of LaVar Ball’s dismissive rant on her show with Colin Cowherd Wednesday, revealed Thursday the combative father wasn’t the only one to threaten her within 24 hours. Leahy said she has received death threats since footage of the heated interaction — in which Ball told her to “stay in your lane” and that “something’s coming to you” — swept through the media world….

2017 UA Sports Hall of Honor Class Announced – Arkansas Razorbacks

Friday, May 19, 2017

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Nine former University of Arkansas student-athletes will be inducted as members of the 2017 class of the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor this September. The 2017 class consists of former Razorback football greats Ken Hamlin, Madre Hill, Louis Campbell and Bo Busby, baseball All-American Troy Eklund, men’s golf great Jack O’Keefe, women’s basketball star Amy Wright, women’s tennis standout Chin Bee Khoo and men’s track and…

Fox Sports host: I’ve had death threats since LaVar Ball fight – New York Post

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fox Sports 1 host Kristine Leahy, the target of LaVar Ball’s dismissive rant on her show with Colin Cowherd Wednesday, revealed Thursday the combative father wasn’t the only one to threaten her within 24 hours. Leahy said she has received death threats since footage of the heated interaction — in which Ball told her to “stay in your lane” and that “something’s coming to you” — swept through the media world….

See the diverse finalists for ‘Sports Illustrated’ Swimsuit’s open casting – USA TODAY

Friday, May 19, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Who needs a modeling agent when you have Instagram! Sports Illustrated is using social media to cast their next swimsuit model. USA TODAY You don’t need to be signed to a modeling agency or have a size-0 bod to be the next Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model. All you need is Instagram. After welcoming its first plus-size model in 2015 and putting Ashley Graham and Ronda Rousey on the cover…

CBS Sports, Army-Navy Game agree to 10-year rights extension through 2028 – CBS sports.com (blog)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

CBS Sports will remain the home of the Army-Navy game through 2028. CBS Sports announced a 10-year extension that will ensure CBS remains the home for one of the greatest rivalries in sports, as the annual Army-Navy Game will continue being broadcast on America’s most-watched network. It will continue to be played on the second Saturday in December, a change made in 2009, making it the only FBS football game…