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Thursday, November 02, 2017

Thursday’s Hot Clicks: Jess Strother; Kate Upton and Justin Verlander Enjoy Some World Series PDA – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

In Thursday’s Hot Clicks, we look at every angle of the Astros World Series victory. Plus a feature on the lovely Jess Strother. World Series Round-Up Houston, we have a title. It only took 55 years but the Astros are champions. Some items of interest: Yuli Gurriel tipped his hat to Yu Darvish during his first at-bat … ​Here’s a look at the game’s final out … Carlos Beltran cried…

Sports Illustrated called the 2017 World Series — three years ago – CNN

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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Unbelievable: Sports Illustrated Writer Predicted The White Sox Wouldn’t Win The AL Central—And He Was Right! – Deadspin

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo credit: AP With the 2017 season over at long last, baseball enthusiasts are turning to their second-favorite pastime: looking back to predictions made by baseball writers to see who gets to gloat and who needs to eat crow. And their attention is rightly focused most of all on a remarkable call made earlier this year by Sports Illustrated’s Ben Reiter, who in the magazine’s annual MLB preview boldly—and accurately,…

Joe Buck and John Smoltz Spearheaded Fox’s Excellent World Series Broadcast – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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The Best Tweets About Sports Illustrated’s Prophetic 2014 Astros Cover – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Did you hear? In 2014, Sports Illustrated predicted that the Astros would win the World Series in 2017. Did you hear? In 2014, Sports Illustrated predicted that the Astros would win the World Series in 2017. And it happened.  Here’s the backstory: The Astros were not a good baseball team in 2014. In fact, they were pretty bad, finishing the year 70–92, which actually followed three seasons of winning less than 60 games. But…

Joe Buck and John Smoltz Spearheaded Fox’s Excellent World Series Broadcast – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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Astros, George Springer appear to end Sports Illustrated cover jinx – Fox News

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Houston Astros’ George Springer (4) celebrates after his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning of Game 7 of baseball’s World Series Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles.  (Associated Press) The Houston Astros did more Wednesday night than win their first World Series in franchise history: The team broke the long history of the Sports Illustrated cover jinx. For years teams and…

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…

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…

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…

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…