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Cable TV cord cutters threaten sports business – CBC.ca

Saturday, May 13, 2017

For a long time, Canadians have complained about their skyrocketing cable television bills, only to continue paying up every month. But no more. What began a few years ago as a quiet exodus has turned into a stampede, with more and more Canadians cutting the cable cord. The numbers tell the story. According to the Convergence Research Group, a Canadian consulting firm, the number of “cord cutter” and “cord never”…

Bob Ryan Reflects On Nearly 3 Decades Of ESPN’s ‘The Sports Reporters’ – NPR

Saturday, May 13, 2017

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: There are several Sunday morning TV roundtables that feature journalists parsing the week’s events and arguing about them – “Meet The Press,” “Face The Nation.” I tend to watch them joylessly as a form of homework, but there has been one Sunday morning roundtable that I’ve watched faithfully and happily, until last weekend when it aired for the last time. (SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, “THE SPORTS REPORTERS”)…

Middlesbrough 1-2 Southampton – BBC Sport

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Nathan Redmond has scored seven Premier League goals this season Southampton remain on course for a top-half Premier League finish as they held off a late fightback from a meek, already relegated Middlesbrough. Jay Rodriguez put Saints in front at the end of a lifeless first half, losing Calum Chambers to turn in Shane Long’s cross after a neat build-up. Half-time substitute Nathan Redmond curled an exquisite strike into the…

Sports injury expert weighs in on Familia’s surgery and the rash of Mets injuries – CBSSports.com

Saturday, May 13, 2017

News came down Friday that injured Mets closer Jeurys Familia had surgery due to a blood clot in his shoulder and will miss several months. Given the conversation I had earlier Friday with sports injury expert John Gallucci Jr, president of JAG Physical Therapy, I wasn’t too surprised.  Gallucci is currently the medical coordinator for Major League Soccer, overseeing all 20 teams nationwide, as well as the chair of the…

49ers draft class had diverse sports background | The Sacramento … – Sacramento Bee

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Want your son to play in the NFL? Then throw him in the pool. Or hand him a tennis racket or cricket bat. Those sports were just a few of the non-football activities the 49ers’ most recent draft picks took part in as kids, thus supporting the stance held by former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and others that the best athletes usually are the ones who played multiple sports. According…

NASCAR nixes marijuana-related sponsor for driver; company claims it was approved – Sporting News

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Associated Press reports that NASCAR Monster Energy Cup driver Carl Long’s team on Friday had to remove the hood logo for the Colorado-based Veedverks from Long’s No. 66 Chevrolet. A NASCAR spokesman said the logo and sponsorship by Veedverks had not been approved beforehand, which is standard procedure for the sanctioning body. However, a spokesperson for the Denver-based Veedverks said in a Facebook post that NASCAR had approved the sponsorship. They…

NASCAR’s young talent eager to step into void Dale Earnhardt Jr., other retiring drivers leave behind – Charlotte Observer

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire after the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, continuing an exodus of the sport’s biggest stars that already includes four-time champion Jeff Gordon, three-time champion Tony Stewart and Columbia native Carl Edwards in the last two years. Several other prominent drivers — Matt Kenseth (age 45), Jimmie Johnson (41), Kevin Harvick (41), Joplin, Mo., native Jamie McMurray (40), Ryan Newman (39), Kurt Busch (38),…

Swim move: 49ers draft class has diverse sports background – Sacramento Bee

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Want your son to play in the NFL? Then throw him in the pool. Or hand him a tennis racket or cricket bat. Those sports were just a few of the non-football activities the 49ers’ most recent draft picks took part in as kids, thus supporting the stance held by former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and others that the best athletes usually are the ones who played multiple sports. According…

Video gaming: the next high school sport? Competitive esports gain … – Chicago Tribune

Saturday, May 13, 2017

If you think about what constitutes a sport, the contest that took place recently at Robert Morris University checked many of the boxes. Did the competitors put in many hours of practice? Yes. Did they possess physical and mental gifts? Affirmative. Was teamwork a crucial ingredient for success? Absolutely. The only thing missing, really, was perspiration — it’s hard to break a sweat when you’re sitting in a climate-controlled room,…

Bob Ryan Reflects On Nearly 3 Decades Of ESPN’s ‘The Sports Reporters’ – NPR

Saturday, May 13, 2017

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: There are several Sunday morning TV roundtables that feature journalists parsing the week’s events and arguing about them – “Meet The Press,” “Face The Nation.” I tend to watch them joylessly as a form of homework, but there has been one Sunday morning roundtable that I’ve watched faithfully and happily, until last weekend when it aired for the last time. (SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, “THE SPORTS REPORTERS”)…

Every Mario sports game intro, ranked – Polygon

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mario has developed quite the sports career over the years. Since 1995, when Mario’s Tennis graced the Virtual Boy, the plumber has tried his hand at a number of athletic events with varying degrees of success. It’s often said that a Mario sports game is only as good as its opening. (Not familiar with that phrase? Not our problem.) While Allegra Frank, senior reporter at Polygon, and video producer Pat…

Tom Brady laughs at curses, graces cover of EA Sports ‘Madden 18’ GOAT edition – CBSSports.com

Saturday, May 13, 2017

There aren’t many things in life Tom Brady hasn’t done. Get drafted in the sixth round and become a legend? Check. Win the most Super Bowls for a quarterback? Check. Make millions? Check. Marry a supermodel? Check. Develop your own $250 cookbook? Check. End up on the cover of the EA Sports ‘Madden’ video game? No check! Until now.  Brady finally made it big Friday, as EA Sports announced that…

Los Angeles Goes Against Paris In Olympics Bidding War – NPR

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Los Angeles hopes to beat out Paris for the 2024 Olympics bid. Members the International Olympic Committee will decide the winner later this year. But soaring financial costs may offer some surprises.

NASCAR steps in when driver shows at Kansas with pot sponsor – Philly.com

Saturday, May 13, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Carl Long was forced to strip the logo of a Colorado-based marijuana vaping company from his car Friday after NASCAR said it violated rules governing sponsorship and paint schemes. The logo for Colorado-based Veedverks was plastered on Long’s green and yellow No. 66 for tech inspection, but a NASCAR spokesman said it was…

Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. lead Kansas practices – Nascar

Friday, May 12, 2017

RELATED: Practice 1 results | Final practice results Defending race winner Kyle Busch led final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Kansas Speedway on Friday, turning a lap at 187.963 mph in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Series points leader Kyle Larson, driving in a backup car because of an incident earlier in the practice session, was second at 187.833 mph in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing…

DraftKings Rankings for Kansas – Nascar

Friday, May 12, 2017

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Practice recap: Kansas – Nascar

Friday, May 12, 2017

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Los Angeles Is All In for the 2024 Olympics – New York Times

Friday, May 12, 2017

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Draisaitl’s Dominance Part of Big Spring for German Hockey – U.S. News & World Report

Friday, May 12, 2017

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Tom Brady laughs at curses, graces cover of EA Sports ‘Madden 18’ GOAT edition – CBSSports.com

Friday, May 12, 2017

There aren’t many things in life Tom Brady hasn’t done. Get drafted in the sixth round and become a legend? Check. Win the most Super Bowls for a quarterback? Check. Make millions? Check. Marry a supermodel? Check. Develop your own $250 cookbook? Check. End up on the cover of the EA Sports ‘Madden’ video game? No check! Until now.  Brady finally made it big Friday, as EA Sports announced that…