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Manchester Arena attack: Chelsea cancel Premier League victory parade – BBC Sport

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Chelsea players were presented with the Premier League trophy at Stamford Bridge on Sunday Chelsea have cancelled their Premier League victory parade, which was due to take place on Sunday, in the wake of the Manchester Arena attack. The club say it would be “inappropriate” with the UK terror threat at its highest level after Monday’s bombing killed 22 people. Chelsea planned an open-top bus tour with the trophy and…

Big Media’s Last Hope against Texas Bathroom Bill: Sports Organizations’ Boycott Threats – NewsBusters (blog)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Openly advocating for the transgender movement, media across the nation are hoping powerful sports organizations will use the threat of boycotts to defeat the bathroom bill now before the Texas Legislature. Texas lefties do not have the votes to stop the bill, so their only remaining hope is the Big Sports triumvirate of the NFL, NBA and NCAA threatening the state with the removal of major revenue-generating competitions. This strategy…

Redlands East Valley advances in Southern Section baseball – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Redlands East Valley right fielder Alphonzo Mancinas wore eyeblack and sunglasses Tuesday afternoon. It didn’t help one bit trying to catch fly balls on a windy, sunny day in a Southern Section Division 1 second-round home playoff game against Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. “The sun is horrible,” he said. “Ridiculous.” And he was on the winning team. Notre Dame never fully recovered from giving up four runs in the first…

Is baseball ready for two-way players? – San Francisco Chronicle

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Is baseball ready for two-way players? By John Shea May 23, 2017 Updated: May 23, 2017 9:22pm Caption Close Nobody’s the next Babe Ruth, the freakiest of freaks (with apologies to Tim Lincecum) because of how he dominated as a pitcher and hitter, but let’s not rule out the possibility of a star pitcher-hitter down the road. less Nobody’s the next Babe Ruth, the freakiest of freaks (with…

Duke rallies to upset Clemson at ACC baseball tourney – News & Observer

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Duke starter Mitch Stallings gave up three home runs, including two in the first five at-bats, against Clemson on Tuesday night in the ACC Tournament at Louisville Slugger Field. The three solo shots put Duke in a hole, but the Blue Devils were able to dig out of it with three unearned runs and some solid defense. The Blue Devils tied the game with a run in the seventh and…

Why the Twins’ Brandon Kintzler is baseball’s most unlikely closer – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Few baseball jobs are more prestigious than that of the closer. It’s the closer who gets bigger contracts than his partners in relief; it’s the closer who gets to celebrate a victory’s final out; it’s the closer who gets to pile up saves, baseball’s best-branded statistic; and it’s the closer who gets the cool beans audio-visual package when he enters a home game. The closer concept is outdated (and was…

Baseball’s SEC Tourney Opener vs. Missouri Pushed Back – LSUSports.net

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

HOOVER, Ala. — Following a four-hour game 1 and a 1:46 rain delay during game 2 on Tuesday, the Southeastern Conference was forced to adjust the LSU Baseball team’s opening game Wednesday against Missouri. LSU (39-17), which shared the regular-season title at 21-9 in league play, will face No. 10-seed Missouri in the third game of Wednesday’s action, estimated to be at 4:30 p.m. CT.  The game was originally…

Inside Sports Illustrated’s search for their next swimsuit star | New … – New York Post

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

When Tabria Majors stepped onto the Brooklyn set of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s open casting call, the southern belle wasn’t fulfilling a lifelong dream. “I didn’t even think that it was possible for me to be honest,” the 27-year-old co-host of “The Thick” podcast shared Friday with The Post. “I never considered modeling as a career, ever. I just didn’t think that was ever for me, but I was scouted on…

NASCAR Finally Adds A Road Course To The Playoffs – Jalopnik

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Photo credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images It’s always felt weird that NASCAR has a couple road courses on their schedule, but none in their championship-deciding playoffs. They included a restrictor-plate track—Talladega—but no road course. That is, until next year. Charlotte Motor Speedway’s road course is coming to the playoffs. NASCAR announced a host of tweaks to its 2018 schedule, which moves the Daytona 500 back onto President’s Day weekend, moves the…

Why the Twins’ Brandon Kintzler is baseball’s most unlikely closer – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Few baseball jobs are more prestigious than that of the closer. It’s the closer who gets bigger contracts than his partners in relief; it’s the closer who gets to celebrate a victory’s final out; it’s the closer who gets to pile up saves, baseball’s best-branded statistic; and it’s the closer who gets the cool beans audio-visual package when he enters a home game. The closer concept is outdated (and was…

Inside Sports Illustrated’s search for their next swimsuit star – New York Post

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

When Tabria Majors stepped onto the Brooklyn set of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s open casting call, the southern belle wasn’t fulfilling a lifelong dream. “I didn’t even think that it was possible for me to be honest,” the 27-year-old co-host of “The Thick” podcast shared Friday with The Post. “I never considered modeling as a career, ever. I just didn’t think that was ever for me, but I was scouted on…

Governing bodies review policing at sports events after warnings over security risks to families – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

David Videcette, a former counter-terror detective who helped lead the police’s response to 7/7, told The Telegraph there was an “extremely high risk” of a sporting event being similarly targeted. “You’ve only got to go to any stadium or any sporting event and look at the way that people spill out onto the streets and the way they disperse and move about after the event’s finished,” he said. Chris Eaton,…

Ric Flair fires shot at LaVar Ball: He’s undefeated ‘because he hasn’t run into me’ – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

It’s becoming more and more difficult to turn on sports television these days and not see the devilishly smiling face of LaVar Ball or hear the outrageous  takes that have come from his mouth.  Ball, the outspoken father of former UCLA star Lonzo Ball, who is expected to be selected among the first picks in June’s NBA Draft, has been a regular guest on multiple major networks, drawing big ratings…

Becoming Genesis—the 2018 G80 Sport – Ars Technica

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

reader comments 40 There are really two key things you need to know about the Genesis G80 Sport. First, it’s a sport-oriented midsize luxury sedan from the new Korean brand, Genesis. Second, while it wears a new nameplate, it remains what it was—a Hyundai. When Hyundai decided to launch a new premium brand along the lines of Toyota’s Lexus and Nissan’s Infiniti in 2015, it made a couple crucial decisions. Unlike Lexus…

Indy to host NASCAR’s regular-season finale – ESPN

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

4:43 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Indianapolis Motor Speedway will replace Richmond International Raceway as the site of the NASCAR Cup regular-season finale starting in 2018 as part of several changes to the schedule announced Tuesday. NASCAR also will change the opening race of its playoffs, with Las Vegas Motor Speedway taking the spot formerly held by Chicagoland Speedway. It also will move the playoff…

Why the Twins’ Brandon Kintzler is baseball’s most unlikely closer – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Few baseball jobs are more prestigious than that of the closer. It’s the closer who gets bigger contracts than his partners in relief; it’s the closer who gets to celebrate a victory’s final out; it’s the closer who gets to pile up saves, baseball’s best-branded statistic; and it’s the closer who gets the cool beans audio-visual package when he enters a home game. The closer concept is outdated (and was…

With the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, Will the North Be Participant or Provocateur? – New York Times

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Scathing report on 2016 Rio Olympics: venues ‘White Elephants’ – USA TODAY

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Almost six month after Rio hosted the Olympics and Paralympic Games, the cities Olympic legacy is deteriorating rapidly. Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more. Buzz60 A trash can lays by ripped seats in one of the dugouts in Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.(Photo: Silvia Izquierdo, AP) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A federal prosecutor looking into last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics says…

The 4 biggest breakups in sports media – USA TODAY

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The sports world was stunned upon hearing ESPN’s Mike & Mike would be no more even after weeks of reports indicating they would be broken up. But according to a SI.com report (which ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz declined to comment on), the breakup is causing a serious rift co-hosts Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg: Multiple ESPN staffers, including current and former employees who have had roles with the show, told SI.com last…

Sport to conduct security reviews after Manchester attack – BBC Sport

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Media playback is not supported on this device Man Utd players hold minute’s silence Sporting events and venues in England are conducting major security reviews after 22 people were killed in an attack at Manchester Arena. The Great City Games, an open and free event for the public, is due to take place in Manchester on Friday. A spokesman for the organisers said: “We are awaiting advice from the authorities…