World Sports

Jhabvala vs. Kiz: Should John Elway and Brandon Marshall stick to sports? – The Denver Post

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

As Broncos reps, should John Elway and Brandon Marshall stick to sports? Kiz: Broncos Country is united in orange … well at least until John Elway or Brandon Marshall uses a sports platform to make a political statement. Marshall caused a stir last season by kneeling during the national anthem to protest social injustice. Elway has attracted ire this week by writing a letter adorned with the Broncos logo that…

Red Sox Outfielders Grace ‘Sports Illustrated’ Cover – CBS Boston / WBZ

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

BOSTON (CBS) — The Red Sox enter the 2017 season with perhaps the best young outfield in baseball. Sports Illustrated decided to put the spotlight on the talented trio for its next cover. As part of the magazine’s annual baseball preview issue, Red Sox outfielders Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi, and Jackie Bradley Jr. are featured one one of three covers. The Killer B’s of the @RedSox outfield are featured on…

CBS Sports Writer Smears Tebow as a ‘Divider’; Swooned Over Kaepernick as Humanitarian – NewsBusters (blog)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

To CBS Sports blogger R.J. Anderson, Colin Kaepernick will do just fine if he never plays football again. On the other hand, when Tim Tebow resumes life as a professional athlete, he will do so as a “divider.” Anderson blogged about both of these athletes in transition today, but he praises Kaepernick as a humanitarian, without mentioning his attacks on the flag and America’s police officers: “While Kaepernick waits for…

Tigers’ Norris part of CBS Sports’ ‘Breakout Brigade’ – The Detroit News

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris is part of CBS Sports’ “Breakout Brigade” for the 2017 season.(Photo: Robin Buckson / Detroit News) The Tigers’ success this season undoubtedly will hinge on its rotation, and its mix of veterans and young starters. CBS Sports expects young starter Daniel Norris to carry his weight, naming the Tigers’ left-hander Tuesday to its six-player “Breakout Brigade.” In a nutshell, the “Breakout Brigade” is a collection of…

University of Akron sports still among the most expensive in Ohio, after cutting baseball – cleveland.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

AKRON, Ohio – The University of Akron contributed $23.8 million from college sources last year to help pay for intercollegiate sports, second only to Cincinnati among Ohio schools and an amount 23 percent higher than neighboring Kent State University. The contribution – up 8 percent last year – covered two-thirds of budget for the Zips’ sports program, making up for what couldn’t be raised through ticket sales and other athletic…

Tigers’ Norris part of CBS Sports’ ‘Breakout Brigade’ – The Detroit News

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris is part of CBS Sports’ “Breakout Brigade” for the 2017 season.(Photo: Robin Buckson / Detroit News) The Tigers’ success this season undoubtedly will hinge on its rotation, and its mix of veterans and young starters. CBS Sports expects young starter Daniel Norris to carry his weight, naming the Tigers’ left-hander Tuesday to its six-player “Breakout Brigade.” In a nutshell, the “Breakout Brigade” is a collection of…

Sports TV listings for Tuesday, March 21 – Roanoke Times

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

BASEBALL 9 p.m.: MLB Network, World Baseball Classic, semifinal, Japan vs. United States, at Los Angeles COLLEGE BASEBALL 3 p.m.: WFFP (including Cox Ch. 22 and Comcast Ch. 14), WSET Digital 13.2 James Madison at Liberty 4 p.m.: ESPN3.com/ACC Network Extra, Towson at Virginia 7 p.m.: SEC Network, Rice at Texas A&M MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m.: MLB Network, Preseason, Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh, at Bradenton,…

‘Virat Kohli is Donald Trump of world sport’ – Oz media continues hate campaign – Hindustan Times

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

‘Virat Kohli has become the Donald Trump of world sport’ was the opening line of a Daily Telegraph report on Tuesday, a day after Australia managed to salvage a draw in the third Test of the series in Ranchi. The article headlined ‘ Virat Kohli’s Donald Trump-like contempt for the truth making mockery of the game’ goes on to say how the International Cricket Council has allowed the Indian captain…

Apple Watch gets new bands for Spring 2017, Nike Sport bands now … – 9 to 5 Mac

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Apple Watch is getting a new Spring 2017 collection of bands launching today, including new colors and variations of the Striped Woven Nylon, Classic Buckle, and Apple Watch Hermès Bands. It’s also now selling its Nike Sport bands from the Nike+ edition Apple Watch separately. Among the new bands are 3 new colors for the Sport band, 6 new colors for the Woven Nylon band, and 3 new options for the…

HBO’s ‘Real Sports’ to retell story of Juan Dixon’s reunion with biological father Tuesday – Baltimore Sun (blog)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Over his four-year Maryland career, Juan Dixon went from a Baltimore legend to a national figure, his likeness splashed on the cover of Sports Illustrated.  Now the heartwarming story of his reunion with his biological father is taking a similar trajectory.  Real Sports teaser Watch a preview of Tuesday’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” episode, in which Juan Dixon talks about discovering and meeting his biological father.  Watch a preview of Tuesday’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” episode,…

Three No. 1 seeds, endless optimism among Sweet 16 teams – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin’s win over defending national champion and overall No. 1 seed Villanova shook up office pools around the country, though the tested Badgers aren’t a typical No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Eleventh-seeded Xavier might be a surprise team in the regional semifinals, but with their 3-point prowess, the Musketeers are capable of shooting their way past any opponent. At this stage of the NCAAs, every…

Elite youth sports: Are they hurting our kids? – Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Whether it’s soccer or gymnastics, baseball or basketball, kids around Atlanta spend hours on club sports, trying to become the elite athletes of their age group. But a new Emory University study adds to research showing that some sports programs — which often encourage year-round training and focusing on a single sport– may take a toll on young athlete’s bodies. Dr Neeru Jayanthi, director of Sports Medicine and Research at Emory…

ESPN, CBS Sports reseed Sweet 16: Michigan red-hot – The Detroit News

Monday, March 20, 2017

Michigan forwards Moritz Wagner (13) and D.J. Wilson (5) celebrate a 73-69 win over Louisville in a second-round NCAA Tournament game Sunday in Indianapolis.(Photo: Michael Conroy / Associated Press) Michigan is one of the hottest teams in the country, and obviously one of just 16 vying for a national championship. But, one of the best teams? Depends on which experts you follow. ESPN has Michigan (26-11) at No. 5 in…

The World’s 20 Richest Sports Team Owners 2017 – Forbes

Monday, March 20, 2017

The value of professional sports teams has exploded over the past decade thanks largely to the massive increases in television rights fees paid for games. This asset appreciation has minted several new billionaires, including Michael Jordan, Jerry Reinsdorf and Jeffrey Lurie. There are now 81 sports teams around the world worth at least $1 billion (some of those teams have multiple owners or significant debt keeping the net worth of…

Big TV deal for Gophers sports won’t help UMN academics – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Monday, March 20, 2017

A lucrative new media-rights deal is expected to grow revenue for Golden Gophers athletics by $17 million next year, but the University of Minnesota’s academic side won’t get a share of that windfall. As recently as September, President Eric Kaler predicted Minnesota soon would join the short list of universities whose athletics programs rake in more money than they spend. “I expect us to be able to do that as…

College hockey conference title game provides one of the best sports GIFs ever – FOXSports.com

Monday, March 20, 2017

Michigan Tech defeated Bowling Green in a double-overtime thriller over the weekend to take home the WCHA conference championship. The whole highlight reel paints a picture of a pretty intense and emotional game, but there’s one single clip that you’ll want to pay attention to. It might be the greatest sports GIF that you’ll ever lay eyes upon. Here’s the masterpiece in question: There are so many things I love about…

Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jersey has been located – FOXSports.com

Monday, March 20, 2017

The biggest mystery of the Super Bowl LI been solved, and, no, it’s not how the Atlanta Falcons managed to blow a 25-point lead in the second half. As first reported by FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer, the FBI and NFL security have found Tom Brady’s stolen jersey, which has been missing for a month and a half. Breaking: FOX Sports has learned the FBI & NFL Security believe they have located Tom…

The World’s 20 Richest Sports Team Owners 2017 – Forbes

Monday, March 20, 2017

The value of sports teams has exploded over the past decade thanks largely to the massive increases in television rights fees paid for games. The asset appreciation of their teams has minted several new billionaires the past ten years, including Michael Jordan, Jerry Reinsdorf and Jeffrey Lurie. There are now 81 sports teams around the world worth at least $1 billion (some of those teams have multiple owners or significant…

Big TV deal for Gophers sports won’t help UMN academics – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Monday, March 20, 2017

A lucrative new media-rights deal is expected to grow revenue for Golden Gophers athletics by $17 million next year, but the University of Minnesota’s academic side won’t get a share of that windfall. As recently as September, President Eric Kaler predicted Minnesota soon would join the short list of universities whose athletics programs rake in more money than they spend. “I expect us to be able to do that as…

Mike Stone (Stoney) reigns as Detroit’s ‘godfather of sports radio’ – Detroit Free Press

Monday, March 20, 2017

Michael (Stoney) Stone talks on WXYT-FM (97.1) on March 9, 2017.(Photo: George Fox/97.1 The Ticket) It wasn’t an ordinary confession, at least not during drive-time radio. But it was teased as “the dumbest thing Stoney has ever done.” So, after the break, Mike Stone, partnered with Jamie Samuelsen delivered to southeast Michigan sports fans tuned to WXYT-FM (97.1) on this mid-February Thursday morning. Two nights before, he was watching the…