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As it happened – Scotland lose to Fiji – BBC Sport

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Well it wasn’t to be for Scotland today as Fiji spoiled their hopes of a perfect summer of three tour wins from three. The Fijians played some wonderful stuff and a few of Scotland’s fringe players found the going tough in Suva. The knowledge that many of his big guns were missing or rested for this match may be small comfort for Gregor Townsed, though he’ll undoubtedly be frustrated with…

California travel ban could impact college sports schedules, but likely not 2017’s – SB Nation

Saturday, June 24, 2017

In 2016, a North Carolina state law altered the sports calendar. The state lost the NBA All-Star Game, ACC football championship, and other college championships because of opposition to a state law that discriminated against LGBT people. Events are likely returning, after an alteration to the law. In 2017, California has introduced and expanded a ban on taxpayer-funded travel to eight states with laws it views as discriminatory. Those are…

Live video Saturday: Des Moines Register All-Iowa Sports Awards – DesMoinesRegister.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Buy Photo Des Moines Register Sports Awards featuring Shaquille O’Neal.(Photo: The Register)Buy Photo Where can you catch the state’s best high school student-athletes plus sports and pop culture icon Shaquille O’Neal in the same room?  At the 2017 Des Moines Register All-Iowa Sports Awards on Friday evening at Wells Fargo Arena. RELATED: Where does your school rank in our all-sports standings? Watch all the awards, Shaq’s speech and more on this livestream….

NASCAR: Crew chief Knaus missing notes after theft – Roanoke Times

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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Orono’s Coutts wins Mr. Baseball award – Bangor Daily News

Saturday, June 24, 2017

WATERVILLE, Maine — As the years pass since Dr. John Winkin’s 2014 death, fewer and fewer young baseball players around the state have recollections of the iconic coach. Orono High School senior Jackson Coutts is somewhat of an exception, with his father Mike having played baseball and served as an assistant coach under Winkin at the University of Maine. So when the younger Coutts was awarded the Dr. John W….

Let the Waiting Begin: Calling Pitches, Slowly, in College Baseball – New York Times

Saturday, June 24, 2017

In Sunday night’s game, it routinely took O’Sullivan 10 to 17 seconds to signal Rivera once the pitcher had the ball. The tempo improved two nights later when Florida played again. O’Sullivan, in his sixth trip to the Series, shrugged off the first night pokiness as an anomaly. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “The first game is always a little weird,” he said. Last year’s College World Series games…

Lobbyist injured in congressional baseball practice shooting discharged; Scalise out of ICU – WTOP

Saturday, June 24, 2017

WASHINGTON — The lobbyist who was wounded in last week’s congressional baseball practice shooting has been discharged from the hospital, his family said Friday evening. Matt Mika, an executive in Tyson Foods’ D.C. office, was being treated for multiple gunshot wounds after the June 14 shooting at the Alexandria baseball field. He was upgraded to good condition earlier Friday and his family says he was discharged from George Washington University Hospital…

LSU baseball: Tigers pounce early, beat Oregon State to force another game at College World Series – SECcountry.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. — The heart of the lineup showed out, Alex Lange turned in a classic outing, and the LSU baseball team survived to see another day. Behind 7.1 innings of 1-run, 2-hit pitching from Lange and a combined 6 hits from Greg Deichmann, Zach Watson and Josh Smith, LSU defeated No. 1 Oregon State 3-1 Friday afternoon. The win extended LSU’s season and forces a win-or-go-home contest versus Oregon State on Saturday. The winner will…

Strikeouts Can’t Kill Baseball (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love the Whiff) – The Ringer (blog)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

If you pay any attention to baseball, you know about the narrative that the sport is circling the drain. As my colleague Bryan Curtis chronicled, the first known assertion that baseball is dying dates from 1868, and the flood of cautionary notices and premature memorials hasn’t slowed since. The latest alarm comes from Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci, in a piece published Tuesday. “What Happened to Baseball?” the article inquires. “Home…

California’s Texas travel ban creates confusion in college sports – Texas Tribune

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The politicians running Texas and California continue to prove that they want nothing to do with each other. But athletes in the two states are inextricably linked. As a result, the latest salvo in the Texas v. California culture wars has created widespread confusion in the college sports world. That confusion stems from a decision this week by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to ban state-funded employee travel to Texas….

Celebrating Title IX at 45: Pac-12 women’s sports by the numbers – Pac-12.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Today, June 23, 2017, marks the 45th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the U.S. federal law that mandates equal opportunities on college campuses for men and women. It is thanks to this law and the determination of decades of committed coaches and administrators that women’s sports have been able to flourish in the Pac-12 for the past 45 years.  Take a look at a small snapshot of what…

Former NASCAR driver Robby Gordon banned from racing in Australia – Sporting News

Friday, June 23, 2017

Don’t ever do donuts in the streets of Darwin, Australia, because not even professional drivers can get away with that stunt. Robby Gordon is living proof of that. According to The Daily Telegraph, the former NASCAR driver has been banned from racing in Australia after he did donuts on the streets of Darwin on Saturday night. The incident was caught on video and Gordon was fined $4,000 while also receiving…

Could North Korea co-host the 2018 Winter Olympics? – Telegraph.co.uk

Friday, June 23, 2017

South Korea’s sports minister Do Jong-hwan has suggested the host country for the 2018 Winter Olympics, starting on February 9, may look to its neighbour North Korea for help in staging the event.  On a trip this week to Pyeongchang, to check preparations for the Games, the minister expressed his desire for a combined effort to make the international competition a success. The ski jumping venue of the 2018 Pyeongchang…

Cup Series’ first Israeli driver Alon Day: ‘NASCAR changed my life’ – For The Win

Friday, June 23, 2017

When Alon Day returned to his home in Tel Aviv after winning his first NASCAR Whelen Euro Series race of the season in England, he was only focused on celebrating. But then he got a call that changed the course of his 2017 racing season — with the potential to impact the rest of his career. After just five hours in Israel, Day was on a plane to the United…

The first MLS Rivalry Week of the 2017 season is upon us, and it’s full of contentious clashes. Ready … FIGHT! – ESPN

Friday, June 23, 2017

How to build a Champions League winner The UEFA Champions League is arguably the biggest prize in club football, so it’s no surprise that top teams put all their efforts into winning it. Is there a formula for success? We asked Nick Harris to crunch the numbers. by James Tyler/ESPN FC

Soccer’s Confounding Calculation: What’s a Player Worth? – New York Times

Friday, June 23, 2017

After all, as Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte said last year, this is soccer’s “crazy” age. “Prices are too high in general; the market is crazy,” he said. “When you try to buy a player, the cost is very expensive. It is not the real valuation of the player. It is a very strange situation.” Events so far this summer — before the window has even opened — have only compounded…

In season-ending loss, U of L baseball defined by blur of success and disappointment – The Courier-Journal

Friday, June 23, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE U OF L BASEBALL SEASON ENDS IN LOSS TO TCU AT COLLEGE WORLD SERIESCJ’s Danielle Lerner wraps up U of L’s season ending loss to TCU in College World Series | 4:11 The CJ’s Danielle Lerner talks about the controversial calls that lead to U of L’s season ending loss to TCU in the College World Series. Sam Upshaw Jr./C-J x Embed x Share CLOSE…

Strikeouts Can’t Kill Baseball (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love the Whiff) – The Ringer (blog)

Friday, June 23, 2017

If you pay any attention to baseball, you know about the narrative that the sport is circling the drain. As my colleague Bryan Curtis chronicled, the first known assertion that baseball is dying dates from 1868, and the flood of cautionary notices and premature memorials hasn’t slowed since. The latest alarm comes from Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci, in a piece published Tuesday. “What Happened to Baseball?” the article inquires. “Home…

House reviews options to boost security after congressional baseball shooting – CBS News

Friday, June 23, 2017

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