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A Baseball Battery That Hasn’t Lost Its Charge – New York Times

Sunday, April 16, 2017

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The Biancos and Baseball – Jackson Clarion Ledger

Sunday, April 16, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share In his 17th season at Ole Miss Mike Bianco has led the baseball program to national prominence. Wochit The Bianco family stands outside Ole Miss’ baseball offices in Oxford. (from left to right, Michael, Catherine, Camie, Mike, Sam, Ben and Drew)(Photo: Joshua McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics) OXFORD — Section 24. Row 1. Furthest seat to the right. For 17 years Camie Bianco has sat in…

College baseball: Four home runs power Ole Miss over No. 9 LSU – NCAA.com

Sunday, April 16, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. – A leadoff home run by Tate Blackman set the tone of the game as the Ole Miss baseball team belted four homers in a 4-1 win over No. 9 LSU Friday night at Alex Box Stadium. The season high in home runs along with consistent pitching helped the Rebels (22-13, 7-7 SEC) even the series with the Tigers (24-12, 8-6 SEC). The Rebs were droppin’ bombs…

MLB Saturday scores, highlights, updates, news: Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson – CBSSports.com

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017, marks the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s history-making and history-shaking major-league debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. By breaking the color barrier at the highest level, Robinson altered not only the game of baseball but also all of society. As a result of his perseverance, personal courage, strength, and on-field excellence, Mr. Robinson is rightly regarded as a baseball legend and a genuine American hero.  Needless to…

Live sports is no longer a good reason to pay for cable – Yahoo Finance

Saturday, April 15, 2017

For years, the best argument for not “cutting the cord” and canceling your cable bill was live sports programming. Suddenly, that’s not really the case anymore. Most early OTT (over the top) digital streaming services didn’t have live sports—so even when it got the point where all the television shows you like were available on non-cable platforms like HBO Now, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, you still couldn’t get your sports fix, and you…

Jackie Robinson Day 2017: How Sports World Is Honoring MLB Icon – Bleacher Report

Saturday, April 15, 2017

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Saturday Sports: NBA Playoffs Begin – NPR

Saturday, April 15, 2017

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I’m Linda Wertheimer, and time for sports. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) WERTHEIMER: The NBA playoffs begin today. The Indiana Pacers are playing in game one against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Round one is at Quicken Loans Arena this afternoon. And in hockey, the playoffs are already underway. So let’s turn to NPR’s sports correspondent Tom Goldman. Tom, hi. TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Hi,…

Southampton 0-3 Manchester City – BBC Sport

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Kompany got the breakthrough with his first goal since August 2015 – when he scored in a 3-0 home win against Chelsea Manchester City strengthened their hopes of a top-four Premier League finish as a slick second-half display saw off a subdued Southampton. Injury-hit skipper Vincent Kompany headed David Silva’s left-wing corner past keeper Fraser Forster’s weak save for his first goal in 20 months. Leroy Sane drilled in Kevin…

USA TODAY Sports predictions: Who wins NBA championship? – USA TODAY

Saturday, April 15, 2017

A.J. Neuharth-Keusch and Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports take a look at the four postseason matchups in the East. USA TODAY Sports

Everton ban the Sun after Ross Barkley article – BBC Sport

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Ross Barkley has been at Everton since 2005 Everton have banned the Sun “from all areas of its operation” after the newspaper published “appalling and indefensible” allegations about Ross Barkley and the people of Liverpool. The article, written by columnist Kelvin MacKenzie, appeared on Friday. MacKenzie was suspended after comparing the midfielder, whose grandfather was born in Nigeria, to a “gorilla”. He also wrote that men with similar “pay packets”…

Inter Milan 2-2 AC Milan – BBC Sport

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Goalline technology showed that Cristian Zapata’s shot just crossed the line AC Milan’s Cristian Zapata scored seven minutes into injury time to rescue a derby draw against Inter Milan. Inter looked in control when Antonio Candreva latched onto Roberto Gagliardini’s long ball to fire home and Mauro Icardi converted Ivan Perisic’s cross to make it 2-0. But Alessio Romagnoli gave Milan hope in the 83rd minute when he poked home…

With boost from Dallas Cowboys, Frisco set to become nation’s sports medicine and research capital – Dallas News (blog)

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The mayors also visited Dr Pepper Arena, which serves as the home of the Texas Legends and the Dallas Stars practice ice. And they took in a RoughRiders game at Dr Pepper Ballpark.  On their final day, the group saw the city-owned Fieldhouse USA, which specializes in leagues, events and tournaments. They also got a glimpse of the city’s emergency operations center, often the epicenter for monitoring large events and the…

Seventy Years After Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball Is Still a White Man’s Sport – Slate Magazine

Saturday, April 15, 2017

As William Rhoden noted in the New York Times in 2014, Robinson didn’t leave the style of the Negro Leagues behind when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. His “speed and daring,” particularly his steals of home, were a trademark of black baseball. “At that time, [white] baseball was a base-to base thing,” Negro Leagues legend Buck O’Neil said in an interview for Ken Burns’ documentary Baseball. “But in…

Giants’ Eli Manning at center of sports memorabilia scandal – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Eli Manning’s squeaky-clean image could take a hit after the New York Giants quarterback turned over an email in connection with a lawsuit accusing the organization and some of its members of taking part in a sports memorabilia scam. In the April 2010 email to the Giants’ equipment manager, Manning asks for “helmets that can pass as game used.” That and other related emails were included in a filing submitted…

Seventy Years After Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball Is Still a White Man’s Sport – Slate Magazine

Saturday, April 15, 2017

As William Rhoden noted in the New York Times in 2014, Robinson didn’t leave the style of the Negro Leagues behind when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. His “speed and daring,” particularly his steals of home, were a trademark of black baseball. “At that time, [white] baseball was a base-to base thing,” Negro Leagues legend Buck O’Neil said in an interview for Ken Burns’ documentary Baseball. “But in…

Giants’ Eli Manning at center of sports memorabilia scandal – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Eli Manning’s squeaky-clean image could take a hit after the New York Giants quarterback turned over an email in connection with a lawsuit accusing the organization and some of its members of taking part in a sports memorabilia scam. In the April 2010 email to the Giants’ equipment manager, Manning asks for “helmets that can pass as game used.” That and other related emails were included in a filing submitted…

With boost from Dallas Cowboys, Frisco set to become nation’s sports medicine and research capital – Dallas News (blog)

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The mayors also visited Dr Pepper Arena, which serves as the home of the Texas Legends and the Dallas Stars practice ice. And they took in a RoughRiders game at Dr Pepper Ballpark.  On their final day, the group saw the city-owned Fieldhouse USA, which specializes in leagues, events and tournaments. They also got a glimpse of the city’s emergency operations center, often the epicenter for monitoring large events and the…

These NHL/NFL crossover uniforms are absolutely gorgeous – FOXSports.com

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Hockey fans often take great pride in their favorite team’s uniforms. Maybe they just like the design, or maybe they see it as a representation of an organization and its players, past and present. Either way, fashion out on the ice is very important to some.  But how would the NHL’s uniforms translate to another sport, you ask? (Okay, maybe you weren’t asking.) One graphic designer by the name of Jimmy Nutini…

Leitner remains constant in San Diego sports – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Saturday, April 15, 2017

There are voices you hear in your head, that you can replay and assign to various phrases, voices whose words you can sometimes predict. You heard one of those voices in the car almost every morning on the way to elementary school, along with your father’s laugh at what that voice said. You fell asleep listening to that voice dozens upon dozens of nights year after year. As an adult,…

Wild brawl erupts between both teams and referee at youth hockey game in Czech Republic – FOXSports.com

Saturday, April 15, 2017

A recent Under-16 hockey game in Czech Republic took an ugly, ugly turn when a wild brawl broke out toward the end of the contest. The donnybrook not only involved several players from both teams …. but one of the game’s on-ice officials as well. The incident came during the annual Easter Cup — an annual international tournament held in the spring — and saw HC Brest and Liba Academy 11 Kosice go at it during the bronze medal…