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This Sports Stock Has Room to Run – Barron’s

Friday, July 28, 2017

Chinese sportswear maker Li Ning Company (2331.HK) has sprinted ahead of rivals Anta Sports Products (2020.HK) and Xtep International (1368.HK) with its 28% year-to-date return. Still, analysts at Jefferies think Li Ning’s stock could have another 15% or so upside in its locker. The broker just upgraded the shares from Hold to Buy, with a bumped up price target of HKD7.2. Jefferies says it expects the company’s earnings to recover…

Where are all the great books about women in sport? – The Guardian

Friday, July 28, 2017

There was a time when an England cricket team winning the Women’s World Cup was an “And finally …” item, the sort of thing the news presenter announced with an ironic smile. Not so last week, when Heather Knight’s cricketers pulled off a dramatic turnaround against India. Expect even more excitement if the football team pull off a similar coup in Euro 2017. These days, women’s sport makes headlines. What…

Fast is not good enough for NASCAR driver Joey Logano – he needs to win – Charlotte Observer

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Twenty races into 2017, it appears that Joey Logano’s NASCAR Cup Series season has been halved into two distinct pieces, one successful, one not. In the first 10 races, he ran like a championship contender as he led nine races for a total of 250 laps, including a season-high 82 at Phoenix. In the second 10 races of the season, he raced like an also-ran as he led only one…

Trump Honors First Responders at Congressional Baseball Attack – NBCNews.com

Thursday, July 27, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump presented the Medal of Valor on Thursday to five of the first responders who were injured in a shooting on a congressional baseball practice last month that critically wounded Rep. Steve Scalise. The three Alexandria, Virginia police officers and the two U.S. Capitol police officers received a standing ovation when they entered the East Room at the White House. Last month, a heavily armed gunman…

Nicholls baseball updates coaching staff – Daily Comet

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Nicholls Sports Information Nicholls State head baseball coach Seth Thibodeaux announced some changes to the baseball staff on Thursday afternoon, most notably Ford Pemberton’s promotion to volunteer assistant coach and Jason McDonald’s return to the team as director of player development.  McDonald was a member of the 2014 and 2015 Colonels baseball squads, capping off his senior season with a 2.86 ERA in 21 appearances out of…

State Baseball: Newman Catholic tops St. Mary’s to advance to Class 1A title game – DesMoinesRegister.com

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 of 6 2 of 6 3 of 6 4 of 6 5 of 6 6 of 6 Last SlideNext Slide Buy Photo Newman Catholic’s (22) Evan Paulus celebrates a double in the third inning against St. Mary’s, Remsen during their Class 1A semifinal game Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the Iowa high school state baseball tournament…

Trump awards Medal of Valor to baseball shooting first responders – Washington Post

Thursday, July 27, 2017

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Brain Trauma Scientists Turn Their Attention to Soccer – WIRED

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The mountain of evidence connecting professional football and long-term brain damage grew this week with publication of a new study that examined the brains of former NFL players. Boston University scientists found 110 of the 111 post-mortem brains showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated hits to the head. Linemen had it the worst, while punters seemed to escape relatively unharmed. This kind…

Baseball Capsules – Fresno Bee

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Chris Sale pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, 20-year-old Rafael Devers became the youngest Boston player to hit a home run since Tony Conigliaro in September 1965 and the Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Wednesday to stop a four-game losing streak. Sale (13-4) struck out 11, reaching double digits for the 14th time this season. A day after his big league debut, Devers homered in the third…

Winners? Losers? At baseball’s bonkers trade deadline, nobody … – ESPN

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Jul 26, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment A few weeks before the trade deadline a year ago, the Cubs acquired Aroldis Chapman, a star reliever who would spend one-third of a regular season and one full postseason in Chicago before hitting free agency. Earlier this month, the Diamondbacks acquired J.D. Martinez, a star outfielder who will spend one-third of a regular season and (most likely) one…

The Baffling Story Behind Kris Bryant’s Ultra-Rare $20000 Baseball Card – Bleacher Report

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press Terry Dulin had one of the most colorful and grandiose collections of rare Kris Bryant prospect cards on the planet. A full-time food broker who deals baseball cards on the side, Dulin stood to gain quite a bit of side money by showcasing the collection at the 2015 Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular—one of the largest baseball card shows in America. But during the convention, another unnamed…

American Legion used to own summer baseball. It has lost a quarter of its teams in 10 years. – Washington Post

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Players from a Portland Maine wooden bat team sit in their dugout during a recent game. Several teams have broken away from American Legion and formed their own summer leagues. (Photo by Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) For years, there has been just one option for high school baseball players looking to play in a decent summer league. They suited up for their local American Legion post, which played…

New CBS Sports Network series starts with look at Villanova’s 2016 NCAA title win – CBSSports.com

Thursday, July 27, 2017

CBS Sports Network is launching a new documentary series titled “Four Sides of the Story,” which will dive into some of the most iconic sports moments over the years involving multiple narrators, perspectives, and first-person accounts. The series will offer four unique angles on some of the most popular sports moments over the years — from Kris Kenkins’ NCAA title-winning buzzer beater in 2016, to Tiger Woods’ first PGA Tournament…

Finland Has a Sports Screw Loose – New York Times

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Swamp soccer. Wife carrying. Phone throwing. The country used to be formidable in traditional sports, but has pivoted hard to the bizarre side of competition. By ANDREW KEHJULY 27, 2017

Morris’s 88th-minute goal gives US Gold Cup title – FOXSports.com

Thursday, July 27, 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) As the victorious American players bounced so hard the podium shook, medals round their necks, a beaming Bruce Arena in the back raised his arms to the air right along with them as gold confetti began to fall. The U.S. resurgence is off to an impressive start since Arena returned late last year. Another CONCACAF Gold Cup crown, and now on to more important business: qualifying…

Hugh Freeze speaks: ‘God is good, even in difficult times’ – USA TODAY

Thursday, July 27, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE USA TODAY Sports Dan Wolken reveals how he broke the Hugh Freeze scandal and explains what the college football world can learn from it. USA TODAY Sports Hugh Freeze resigned last week after five seasons as coach at Ole Miss.(Photo: Matt Bush, USA TODAY Sports) OXFORD, Miss. — Hugh Freeze made his first public comments Wednesday since abruptly resigning as Mississippi’s football coach last week….

Top tips for RideLondon, the capital’s cycling marathon – The Guardian (blog)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Shortly before 6am on Sunday, the first of about 25,000 intrepid cyclists will set off from the Olympic Park in east London on a 100-mile trip through the capital and into the hills of Surrey, finishing on the Mall. It is the fifth year of an event which has so far lived up to its billing of a London marathon for two wheels, part of a wider and much-enjoyed weekend…

Los Angeles mayor says city will likely host 2028 Olympics – Washington Post

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, in July. (Robert Hradil/Getty Images) Earlier this month, the International Olympic Committee took the unusual step of picking Paris and Los Angeles to host the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games, but leaving it to the cities to negotiate the order. According to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, his residents should be prepared to wait an extra four years before…

Manchester City routs Real Madrid 4-1 in front of Coliseum soccer record 93098 – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Real Madrid plays in a stadium nearly 6,000 miles away under a French coach and with a superstar from Portugal. Yet each summer, it doubles as America’s team. Since the inception of the International Champions Cup five years ago Real Madrid has drawn the two largest crowds in U.S. soccer history, with 109,318 fans flocking to watch the team play at Michigan Stadium in 2014 and 105,826 filling the same…