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Swimming: Campbell rediscovers love for swimming after long break – Reuters

Friday, October 27, 2017

(Reuters) – Australian swimmer Cate Campbell professed a new-found love for her sport after breaking the 100 meters freestyle short course world record upon her return from a long break. The 25-year-old clocked a time of 50.25 seconds at the Australian Short Course Swimming Championships in Adelaide to beat Swede Sarah Sjostrom’s record time by 0.33 seconds. It was Campbell’s first competition since the 2016 Rio Olympics where she failed…

English Soccer Clubs Plan to Launch Breakaway ‘Premier League 2’ – Bloomberg

Friday, October 27, 2017

Some of England’s most-followed soccer clubs currently playing in the second-tier Championship are in early discussions about forming a breakaway league, according to people familiar with the matter. Frustrated by a recent broadcast contract with Sky Plc which they see as too long and too small in value, at least 10 clubs have given their support to trying to find an alternative, said the people, who asked not to identified…

It’s official: Bridge is definitely not a sport – Washington Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

Competitors play bridge at the Acol Bridge Club in London in 2015. (Tim Ireland/AP) The card game bridge is many things. It is a game of strategy and skill, with complex rules and a rich history played by millions of people, with tournaments held every year around the world. But bridge is not — according to a European court — a sport. On Thursday, the European Court of Justice ruled…

Darrell Wallace Jr. to become full-time NASCAR driver – The Philadelphia Tribune

Friday, October 27, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Darrell Wallace Jr. will become the first Black full-time driver at NASCAR’s top level since 1971 when he takes over Richard Petty’s iconic ride next season. The 24-year-old Wallace, more commonly referred to by his nickname of “Bubba,” became the first Black driver to race at NASCAR’s top level since 2006 when he replaced an injured Aric Almirola earlier this year. At the…

Baseball didn’t always love home runs. Here’s how they took over the game. – Washington Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

The home run is the greatest play in American sports — not only the most efficient way to put numbers on the board but also the most beautiful. The slugger swinging from his heels, driving the ball as a hammer drives the nail deep into the wood. Boom. Just like that, it’s a white dot in the sky, a God-ball that ascends to heaven, breaking a million hearts as it…

It’s official: Bridge is definitely not a sport – Washington Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

Competitors play bridge at the Acol Bridge Club in London in 2015. (Tim Ireland/AP) The card game bridge is many things. It is a game of strategy and skill, with complex rules and a rich history played by millions of people, with tournaments held every year around the world. But bridge is not — according to a European court — a sport. On Thursday, the European Court of Justice ruled…

Cris Carter delivers a strong warning to Baltimore’s Joe Flacco – FOXSports.com

Friday, October 27, 2017

Urban Meyer reveals why J.T. Barrett is such a vital piece to the Buckeyes’ continued success 1 hr ago

It’s official: Bridge is definitely not a sport – Washington Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

Competitors play bridge at the Acol Bridge Club in West Hampstead, London in 2015. (Tim Ireland/AP) The card game bridge is many things. It is a game of strategy and skill, with complex rules and a rich history played by millions of people, with tournaments held every year around the world. But bridge is not — according to a European court — a sport. On Thursday, the European Court of…

Listening to Audiobooks While Watching Sports – Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Friday, October 27, 2017

My happiest moments come when I’m able to watch a sporting event – either live or on TV – with an audiobook playing in my ears. Living in a college town affords me frequent opportunities to attend high level sports for shockingly low costs. At every live basketball, soccer, hockey, field hockey, or football game (the teams I follow), I’ll listen to an audiobook while watching the game. …

Sensible fans are bailing over sports’ depraved indifference – New York Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

At 33 years of age and an NBA pro since 2004, Carmelo Anthony is still keeping both sides in the game. Sunday at home against the Timberwolves, Anthony hit a 3-pointer with 4.7 seconds left to give the Thunder a 113-112 lead. He then strutted around making with his three-shots-to-the-head gesture. But he was so busy kissing his own fanny he either didn’t know or forgot that Minnesota had no…

Billionaires are buying sports teams for different reasons than they used to – Business Insider

Friday, October 27, 2017

Mark Cuban, billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters A new report by UBS and PwC found the total wealth of the world’s billionaires grew by 17% in 2016 to $6 trillion.  Billionaires, according to the report, are “ turning their attention to sports.” John Matthews, coauthor of the report, told Business Insider that owning a sports team is not just an ego play for billionaires. Billionaire wealth grew by…

Middle finger often in the middle of sports controversy – USA TODAY

Friday, October 27, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Take a look at some of the memorable times athletes have flipped the bird for fans to see. USA TODAY Sports Old Hoss Radbourn, top left, flips the bird in a pre-game photo from 1886.(Photo: Library of Congress, Corbis/VCG via Getty Images) A football player from the University of Tennessee raised a pair of middle fingers to the University of Alabama student section Saturday. A…

Astros’ Manager AJ Hinch In LA Bar Altercation … Cops Called – TMZ.com

Friday, October 27, 2017

The World Series hasn’t just been a slugfest on the field … Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch was involved in a heated altercation after Game 1 and cops were called … TMZ Sports has learned.  Here’s what we know … Hinch was hanging out at the bar at the team hotel in Pasadena on Tuesday night after Houston lost Game 1 to the Dodgers.  We’re told he was having some…

Billionaires are buying sports teams for different reasons than they used to – Markets Insider

Friday, October 27, 2017

Mark Cuban, billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters A new report by UBS and PwC found the total wealth of the world’s billionaires grew by 17% in 2016 to $6 trillion.  Billionaires, according to the report, are “ turning their attention to sports.” John Matthews, coauthor of the report, told Business Insider that owning a sports team is not just an ego play for billionaires. Billionaire wealth grew by…

North Korea Says US Trying to Overthrow Kim Jong Un by Attacking His Sports Legacy – Newsweek

Friday, October 27, 2017

North Korea claims to have identified the latest U.S. plot to bring down its self-proclaimed socialist paradise—a vicious assault on the reclusive, militarized state’s supreme sports legacy. Following a fresh round of harsh U.S. sanctions against North Korea and its nuclear weapons program, Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) carried a statement attributed to the National Sports Guidance Committee in which the government body accused Washington of “stretching its…

Nick reveals why it’s better for sports fans that the Astros beat the Dodgers in GM 2 of the World Series – FOXSports.com

Friday, October 27, 2017

– You took like the best team in the National League and the best team in the American League, and you pitted them up against each other because they were in the last two men standing at the very end, which is what you want in a real championship series. – Unless you’re a Yankees fan– – Right, but that– but that’s why last night was so awesome if you’re…

Astros’ Manager AJ Hinch In LA Bar Altercation … Cops Called – TMZ.com

Friday, October 27, 2017

The World Series hasn’t just been a slugfest on the field … Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch was involved in a heated altercation after Game 1 and cops were called … TMZ Sports has learned.  Here’s what we know … Hinch was hanging out at the bar at the team hotel in Pasadena on Tuesday night after Houston lost Game 1 to the Dodgers.  We’re told he was having some…

Not the real deal: EU court rejects claim that bridge is a sport – The Guardian

Friday, October 27, 2017

It has been the subject of many a heated bar room argument, often among those gathered by the dartboard or pool table nursing a pint: what exactly is a sport? Now, after months of contemplation, the European court of justice has declared its take. In response to a legal claim by the English Bridge Union (EBU) for the card game to be given the status of a sport, judges in…

Which four drivers get out of the semifinals to race for the championship? – ESPN

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Our experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in motorsports as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Martinsville Speedway on Sunday for the first race in the semifinal round of the playoffs: Turn 1: The Round of 8 is all set for the semifinals. Who do you have advancing to the final four for the championship race at…

Nick reveals why it’s better for sports fans that the Astros beat the Dodgers in GM 2 of the World Series – FOXSports.com

Thursday, October 26, 2017

– You took like the best team in the National League and the best team in the American League, and you pitted them up against each other because they were in the last two men standing at the very end, which is what you want in a real championship series. – Unless you’re a Yankees fan– – Right, but that– but that’s why last night was so awesome if you’re…