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Managing Game 7 is the most difficult coaching job in sports – ESPN

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

10:15 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment I do not believe that hitting a baseball is the hardest thing to do in sports. I do, however, believe that managing the seventh game of a World Series is the hardest thing to coach in sports. Consider this single tweet, from Buster Olney, which contains within it everything that makes this a managing challenge unlike any other: Clayton…

BC-Sports Showcase Digest,ADVISORY – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A look ahead to top enterprise and feature stories planned globally by AP Sports. New digests will go out each Thursday and Monday and will be repeated on other weekdays. Please note that story plans may change depending on news and other issues. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport(at)ap.org or 877-836-9477. For reruns, call the Service Desk 800-838-4616 or your local…

The Exploding Cost of Streaming Live Sports – Bloomberg

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

In the past 25 years the cost of broadcast rights for English Premier League soccer has surged thirtyfold as deep-pocketed media companies have grown to depend on live sports to win subscribers and keep them from defecting to online rivals. Next year an even richer bunch—those same internet giants that are wooing TV viewers—will likely show up at rights auctions, pushing prices even higher. “Live sports attracts a passionate fan…

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,…

Pyeongchang 2018 can be our best ever Winter Olympics, say Team GB – The Guardian

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Team GB officials say they are “bullish” that next year’s Winter Olympics will be the most successful in their history – and have identified 10 to 12 realistic medal prospects. With only 101 days to go before the Games get under way, the British Olympic Association has confirmed it expects to name a 60-strong squad for Pyeongchang and believes it will surpass the four medals the team won in Sochi…

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…

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,…

First Winter Olympics: Surprising Facts About the 1924 Games – 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…

Review: Samsung Gear Sport (2017) | WIRED – WIRED

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

When smartwatches were first teased, companies like Google promised they would unplaster our faces from our ever-present smartphone screens and wisp us into a new age where we could remain connected without feeling addicted. It didn’t happen. They’re good for fitness tracking and feeding smartphone notifications to our wrists, but smartwatches remain more of a computing side dish than a main course. But as side dishes go, the 2017 Samsung…

Winter Olympics forecast: Germany, Norway top medal table – The News Tribune

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Simon Gleave is piecing together results from his statistical model to predict the top medal-winning countries for next year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. He has one large problem: will Russia be in, or out, or somewhere in between? Gleave, the head of analysis for Gracenote Sports, has created a virtual medal table on the assumption that Russia’s full team will participate and not be subject to a doping ban. “At the…

Toyota’s ‘Mobility’ Olympics Ad Includes People Ages 1-100 – AdAge.com

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Toyota is kicking off its global Olympics sponsorship with a new ad that squeezes 100 people—ages 1 to 100—into a 120-second video that positions the automaker as a mobility provider, creating more than just cars. The term “mobility” has emerged as a buzzword in automotive marketing as brands look to remain relevant in the age of car- and bike-sharing and self-driving vehicles that are expected to hit roads in the…

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…

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

Tuesday, October 31, 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…

A history of truly absurd (and possibly true) baseball conspiracy theories – GolfDigest.com

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

If Twitter’s number-crunching coalition of baseball apologists are to be believed, the 2017 World Series has been not only one of the best in recent memory, but the best ever. Full stop. When things go “right” in post-PED baseball, however, the question is always “what’s the catch?”, and in the case of this year’s moonshot-pocked Fall Classic, the answer is the same no matter who you ask: Juiced baseballs. Baseballs…

Review: Samsung Gear Sport – WIRED

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

When smartwatches were first teased, companies like Google promised they would unplaster our faces from our ever-present smartphone screens and wisp us into a new age where we could remain connected without feeling addicted. It didn’t happen. They’re good for fitness tracking and feeding smartphone notifications to our wrists, but smartwatches remain more of a computing side dish than a main course. But as side dishes go, the 2017 Samsung…

Sorority sister dies 3 weeks after getting hit in head by soccer ball – Fox News

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Allie Brodie died from a soccer injury that left her in a coma for three weeks.  (GoFundMe) A University of Alabama freshman will be remembered during a prayer vigil on Wednesday, days after she died from complications stemming from a soccer injury that left her in a coma for three weeks. Allie Brodie, a freshman member of Christian sorority Alpha Delta Chi, was hit in the head by a…

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

Tuesday, October 31, 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…

NASCAR driver brilliantly trolls Denny Hamlin’s apology with math – For The Win

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Things got a little heated during the NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend. It was the first of three races in the playoffs Round of 8, with the winning driver – Kyle Busch in this case – automatically advancing to the final four. With three laps left in the First Data 500, Denny Hamlin wrecked then-race leader Chase Elliott – both drivers are in the playoffs – and the two heatedly argued…

NFL Power Rankings: Surprising Rams, Bills, Vikings, Saints in top 10 after Week 8 – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It’s the halfway point of the NFL season, and so far it’s been eight weeks filled with plenty of surprises and not too much great football. Among the surprises: The Buffalo Bills were supposed to be tanking, and yet they’re 5-2 heading into a brutal stretch of their schedule the next five weeks. The Los Angeles Rams come out of their bye tied for first place in the NFC West….

Huge Sports Stars Suit Up & Strip Down Hot Bod Halloween!!! – TMZ.com

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

How do you celebrate Halloween when you’re hot, rich and insanely fit?? You suit up (or strip down) with a baller costume — kinda like women’s tennis star Genie Bouchard, whose Bae-watch look gave us prime Pam Anderson flashbacks.  Tons of other sports stars showed out too, including Steph Curry, Danica Patrick, Giancarlo Stanton, and Floyd Mayweather – who had a trifecta of get-ups for his hallo-weekend parties. Who wins the costume…