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They’re Going To Demolish This Gorgeous Baseball Stadium – Deadspin

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo: Matt Rourke/Associated Press Christine Whitman was governor of New Jersey, and she knew just what could fix the ailing city of Camden: A baseball stadium. It was December 14, 1999. The Delaware River Port Authority would vote the next day on whether to authorize the construction of a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium would be just to the south of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Directly to…

Dodgers and Astros Arrive at a Newly Popular Destination: Game 7 – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

For historical resonance, nothing could have topped last year, when the Chicago Cubs won their first championship since 1908 against a Cleveland Indians team that had the second-longest title drought, dating to 1948. That series went seven games, with the Cubs blowing a late lead but prevailing, after a rain delay, in the 10th inning. Now, another Series between two desperate teams has gone all the way. The Dodgers are…

Sports Poll asks questions of Goodell, brain injuries and baseball – The Setonian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Posted By Staff Writer on Nov 1, 2017 In the back corner, on the fifth floor of Jubilee Hall sits Seton Hall’s Sports Poll, a calling center dedicated to covering issues and controversies in sports. According to the poll’s website, it is the first and only active cold-calling service about sports. “The feeling was that there was no national sports poll [or no] scientific sports poll that measured people’s feeling…

Para-swimmers are ‘exaggerating their disability’, MPs told – The Guardian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The crisis facing the Paralympic movement over alleged abuse of the classification system deepened on Wednesday after claims swimmers are deliberately exaggerating their disability in order to win more medals. Mark Hanson, whose daughter Levana is a swimmer, claimed one father bought a wheelchair on eBay so his child, who Hanson claimed had always walked unaided, could hoodwink classifiers into thinking the swimmer had a more severe disability. Tanni Grey-Thompson…

Week In Wrestling: The Real Reason Behind Emma’s WWE Release; What’s the Future for Rockstar Spud? – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

SI.com’s Week in Wrestling is published every Wednesday and provides beneath the surface coverage of the business of pro wrestling. News of the Week: Emma, Darren Young, and Summer Rae released A WWE corporate release delivered some of the coldest words in wrestling this past Sunday, offering Emma, Darren Young, and Summer Rae “the best in all of their future endeavors.” The release of Emma was the most peculiar, considering she…

Why a $75 million Indiana sports complex for kids is going bankrupt – Indianapolis Star

Thursday, November 02, 2017

CLOSE A proposed sports resort in Portage is the latest large recreational sports complex slated for Indiana. Dwight Adams/IndyStar The Catalyst Lifestyles Sport Resort is an ambitious, $75 million youth recreational complex proposed for Portage, Ind. However, company officials filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Oct. 31, 2017.(Photo: Provided by Catalyst Lifestyles Spors Resort) The developers of a major Portage sports complex made a big splash — and lofty…

Papa John’s says NFL is hurting pizza sales, blames NFL ‘leadership’ for issue – CBSSports.com

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Everyone wants a piece of the national anthem controversy surrounding the NFL, but not as many people want a piece of Papa John’s product lately, and the two things are connected, according to the pizza chain’s founder. Speaking on an earnings call Wednesday, John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s, blamed the NFL for a dropoff in sales at the pizza chain and pointed directly to the national anthem controversy. “The…

Apparently Bill Belichick’s friends get the sense that he could be retiring soon – CBSSports.com

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Close friends of Bill Belichick seem to think that the Patriots coach, in his 18th season in Foxborough, is going to call it quits soon.  In a story from ESPN: The Magazine about how much longer Tom Brady might play, the longevity of Belichick also came up, and it sounds like the Patriots coach might soon be ready to put the NFL grind behind him.  According to the story, Belichick’s…

Want to See Some Curling? Ticket Sales Tepid for Pyeongchang Olympics – New York Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Of course, the Olympics are a TV spectacle above all else, so if the ratings are high most officials will be satisfied. The broadcasters who pay dearly for the rights to show the Games can deftly minimize the glare of empty seats. Still, if a host spends billions of dollars to stage the three-week sporting extravaganza and few people show up it is a bad look. Photo Organizers of the…

In Praise of Soccer’s Jack-of-All-Trades, Now Making a Comeback – New York Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Almost every team, though, saw the value of a player like that, a squad member capable of adapting to any and every position. They had their own place in soccer’s lexicon: the prosaic “utility player” in English, and the more poetic tuttofare (“does everything”) in Italian, or todoterreno (“all terrain”) in Spanish. Photo On a 1990s Barcelona team filled with stars, Manager Bobby Robson reserved special praise for Luis Enrique,…

Para-swimmers are ‘exaggerating their disability’, MPs told – The Guardian

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The crisis facing the Paralympic movement over alleged abuse of the classification system deepened on Wednesday after claims swimmers are deliberately exaggerating their disability in order to win more medals. Mark Hanson, whose daughter Levana is a swimmer, claimed one father bought a wheelchair on eBay so his child, who Hanson claimed had always walked unaided, could hoodwink classifiers into thinking the swimmer had a more severe disability. Tanni Grey-Thompson…

They’re Going To Demolish This Gorgeous Baseball Stadium – Deadspin

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Photo: Matt Rourke/Associated Press Christine Whitman was governor of New Jersey, and she knew just what could fix the ailing city of Camden: A baseball stadium. It was December 14, 1999. The Delaware River Port Authority would vote the next day on whether to authorize the construction of a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium would be just to the south of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Directly to…

Para-swimmers are ‘exaggerating their disability’, MPs told – The Guardian

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The crisis facing the Paralympic movement over alleged abuse of the classification system deepened on Wednesday after claims swimmers are deliberately exaggerating their disability in order to win more medals. Mark Hanson, whose daughter Levana is a swimmer, claimed one father bought a wheelchair on eBay so his child, who Hanson claimed had always walked unaided, could hoodwink classifiers into thinking the swimmer had a more severe disability. Tanni Grey-Thompson…

Why a $75 million Portage sports complex for kids is seeking bankruptcy – Indianapolis Star

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

CLOSE A proposed sports resort in Portage is the latest large recreational sports complex slated for Indiana. Dwight Adams/IndyStar The Catalyst Lifestyles Sport Resort is an ambitious, $75 million youth recreational complex proposed for Portage, Ind. However, company officials filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Oct. 31, 2017.(Photo: Provided by Catalyst Lifestyles Spors Resort) The developers of a major Portage sports complex made a big splash — and lofty…

Week In Wrestling: The Real Reason Behind Emma’s WWE Release; What’s the Future for Rockstar Spud? – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

SI.com’s Week in Wrestling is published every Wednesday and provides beneath the surface coverage of the business of pro wrestling. News of the Week: Emma, Darren Young, and Summer Rae released A WWE corporate release delivered some of the coldest words in wrestling this past Sunday, offering Emma, Darren Young, and Summer Rae “the best in all of their future endeavors.” The release of Emma was the most peculiar, considering she…

Meet Some of the Team USA Athletes Preparing for the Winter Olympics – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

With 100 days until the 23rd Olympic Winter Games kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea, it’s time to meet a few of the top medal contenders. With the Opening Ceremony on Feb. 9, athletes from around the world will compete for at least one of the 102 gold medals up for grabs in 15 sports, including alpine skiing, curling, figure skating and speed skating. The PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games will…

In Praise of Soccer’s Jack-of-All-Trades, Now Making a Comeback – New York Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Almost every team, though, saw the value of a player like that, a squad member capable of adapting to any and every position. They had their own place in soccer’s lexicon: the prosaic “utility player” in English, and the more poetic tuttofare (“does everything”) in Italian, or todoterreno (“all terrain”) in Spanish. Photo On a 1990s Barcelona team filled with stars, Manager Bobby Robson reserved special praise for Luis Enrique,…

As racing budgets shrink, teams look for ways to stay competitive – ESPN

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

8:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Ask folks in the industry about teams trying to save money in racing, and the responses range from eyebrows raised with rolled eyes to nervous laughter. The honest truth: Teams will spend all the money they can get their hands on through winnings and sponsorship. For teams to save money, the owners have to show self-control. Or they cut…

Darian Grubb named crew chief for William Byron; Hendrick’s ’18 lineup set – Nascar

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Veteran crew chief Darian Grubb will remain on the pit box full time in 2018. Hendrick Motorsports announced Wednesday Grubb will serve as crew chief for William Byron and the No. 24 team beginning next year, which completes the 2018 lineup for the four-car operation. Grubb currently is crew chief of Kasey Kahne’s No. 5 team, a position he has held since Sept. 18, 2017, when he took over for…

Here’s What Happened at the First-Ever Winter Olympics – TIME

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Before multiple cameras filmed skiers flying through the sky at enormous heights and snowboarders flipping in the air, Nordic skier Thorleif Haugh sped down the slopes and earned three gold medals. That was in 1924, at the first official Winter Olympic games in Chamonix, France, where 16 countries gathered to compete in sports like figure skating, speed skating, hockey, curling and more. While that was nearly a century ago, the…