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Thursday, November 02, 2017

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

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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USA TODAY Sports college football staff picks for Week 10 – USA TODAY

Thursday, November 02, 2017

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ George Schroeder breaks down the college football playoff rankings. USA TODAY Sports

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…

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,…

In NASCAR, It’ll Cost $25000 If The Faux Camera Setup In Your Car Isn’t The Correct Weight – Jalopnik

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Sometimes, the lesser known racing rules are some of the best. Everyone knows drivers can’t pass for position below the yellow line at Daytona and Talladega in a NASCAR race, but you can bet most people don’t know it’s a $25,000 fine if a “simulated weight” to replace an in-car television camera isn’t heavy enough. The rule is almost funny to think about at…

Alarms raised over rising concussion rates among young female soccer players – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Thursday, November 02, 2017

McKenzie Gregoire suffered so many concussions playing soccer, doctors made her quit. She spent her senior season as Shakopee’s team manager. Sara Johnson’s first soccer concussion came in eighth grade. Four years later, she suffered another one playing for Fridley, forcing her out of the game she loves. Haley Ramberg blacked out from a soccer concussion two years ago for Blaine. She missed one month of school as her head…

2028 Olympics Organizers Applying Financial Lessons From LA Games – Voice of America

Thursday, November 02, 2017

LOS ANGELES —  As it begins preparations to stage the 2028 Olympic Games, the U.S. city of Los Angeles hopes to avoid the high costs that have hurt other host cities in recent years. In some cases, financial worries prompted other cities to drop their bids to host the Games. Organizers in Los Angeles, though, are applying lessons in efficiency and frugality from two earlier times the city staged the…

South Korea’s Winter Olympics sets off some jitters with just 100 days to go – Washington Post

Thursday, November 02, 2017

HOENGGYE, South Korea — This once-sleepy village is buzzing with activity. With less than 100 days until South Korea’s PyeongChang Winter Olympics are due to start, the builders are in the final sprint. Nearby, the Olympic Stadium is nearing completion. Roads are being widened to deal with the expected surge in visitors, while landscapers plant flowers and trees along the sidewalks in a traditionally rustic area. In a new building…

Selena Gomez Cheers Justin Bieber on at Hockey Game — and Leaves Wearing His Jersey – PEOPLE.com

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Justin Bieber had a special fan cheering him on at his hockey game Wednesday night: ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. The former flames — who dated on-and-off from 2011 to 2015 – have been fueling relationship reconciliation rumors while spending time together in the wake of Gomez’s split from The Weeknd. On Wednesday, they were photographed side by side leaving the Los Angeles Valley Ice Center in Ventura, California. Gomez, 25, arrived at the game dressed in an…

When Astros Needed to Improvise, Charlie Morton Was Ready – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

“I’m way better than the way I’m pitching right now,” Giles said after Game 2 at Dodger Stadium, when he blew a lead in the 10th inning of an eventual 7-6 victory. “I’m not pitching to my expectations and I’m beating myself up about it.” The cracks had started showing in the American League Championship Series, at Yankee Stadium, when Giles — who had 34 saves in 38 chances in…

Red Sox hire La Russa to support baseball operations – FOXSports.com

Thursday, November 02, 2017

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox have hired Tony La Russa to serve as a vice president and special assistant on its baseball operations staff. The Red Sox announced the hiring Thursday. In his new role, he’ll work under Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski in all areas of baseball operations, including player development and consultation with the major and minor league staffs. La Russa served the past…

They’re Going To Demolish This Gorgeous Baseball Stadium – Deadspin

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo: Matt Rourke/Associated Press Christine Whitman was governor of New Jersey, and she knew just what could fix the ailing city of Camden: A baseball stadium. It was December 14, 1999. The Delaware River Port Authority would vote the next day on whether to authorize the construction of a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium would be just to the south of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Directly to…

Baseball Announces 2018 Schedule – Seminoles.com

Thursday, November 02, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State announced its 2018 baseball schedule Wednesday, a slate that includes 37 home games at Dick Howser Stadium and 21 games against teams that participated in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. “This will be an exciting year against another tough slate of opponents,” head coach Mike Martin said. “We think our fans will enjoy the teams coming to Tallahassee, but our road schedule is a challenge as well….

Red Sox possibilities for 2018 from the baseball landfill – BoSox Injection

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Boston Red Sox will pursue two types of players with one being the immediate impact and the other a reclamation project. Here are some reclamation possibilities. MILWAUKEE, WI – MAY 10: Kyle Kendrick (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) The Boston Red Sox are the same as every other team in major league baseball when they scan to see who has been released or elected to become a free agent…

Collectors coveting Sports Illustrated cover predicting Astros title – ESPN

Thursday, November 02, 2017

11:40 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The 2014 Sports Illustrated cover predicting that the Houston Astros would win the 2017 World Series has turned into a serious collectors item. Astros victory parade Friday downtown Houston will hold a parade for the World Series champion Astros downtown Friday. Over the past two days, full copies of the magazine, published on June 30, 2014, have sold on…

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

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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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…

That Astros Prediction? SI Did It Before… Kind of – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Did you know SI made another prescient prediction in 2011? By now you’ve heard about the 2014 Sports Illustrated cover that presaged the Astros’ 2017 World Series victory. But did know SI already correctly predicted a future World Series win? In the March 21, 2011 issue of SI, Joe Posnanski wrote an unusual season preview for the Kansas City Royals, written in the past tense from a future where the Royals are no longer a…

‘Not fit for purpose’: MPs hear claims of cheating in Paralympic sport – The Guardian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Athletes, coaches, parents and officials have shed new light on the depth of their concerns about cheating in Paralympic sport in written submissions to a parliamentary inquiry. After the digital culture media and sport committee heard oral evidence outlining concerns from senior figures such as Lady Tanni Grey-Thompson, an 11-time Paralympic champion, the wide-ranging evidence from those involved with the sport and governing bodies provided more detail on the troubling…