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Intel is bringing drones and VR to the Olympics – CNET

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says drones will play a vital role showing action at the Olympics.  Intel/IOC The Olympic Games don’t just attract the world’s best athletes, they’re also a platform for emerging technologies like virtual reality, 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence and drones.  Tech giant Intel said Wednesday it’s now an official worldwide partner of the games through 2024. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and International Olympics Committee President Thomas Bach signed…

Rep. Steve Scalise’s Condition Upgraded To ‘Fair’ After Baseball Field Shooting – NPR

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise addresses the media on December 6, 2016. On Wednesday, his condition was upgraded to fair a week after he was shot on a Virginia baseball field. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mark Wilson/Getty Images Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise addresses the media on December 6, 2016. On Wednesday, his condition was upgraded to fair a week after he was shot on a Virginia baseball field….

Baseball’s Mediocre Teams Are Disappearing – FiveThirtyEight

Thursday, June 22, 2017

This is an era of tanking and rebuilding in baseball. Teams like the Cubs and Astros drop into the cellar for a few years, stockpile talent, and then burst back into first place, stronger than ever. Never before have teams so consciously chosen between contention and reconstruction. The ebb and flow of teams through the competitive cycle has left the league less balanced than it has been since the steroid…

Wednesday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Thursday, June 22, 2017

HOCKEY LAS VEGAS (AP) Edmonton’s Connor McDavid won his first Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player at the league’s postseason awards show at T-Mobile Arena, the new home of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. McDavid also won the Ted Lindsay Award, given to the league’s most outstanding performer in a vote of his fellow players. He already knew he would win the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL…

Russell Westbrook rocks old-school NASCAR shirt on Instagram – FOXSports.com

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Maybe it was simply a fashion statement, or maybe Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is secretly a big fan of NASCAR. Either way, he posted a picture on Instagram on Wednesday wearing a 1993 Winston Cup Series t-shirt and pajama pants. It’s quite an interesting fashion statement by Westbrook, who has made a name for himself by wearing absurd outfits to post-game interviews and public appearances. The shirt says…

Intel signs Olympics sponsorship deal through 2024 – Reuters

Thursday, June 22, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO Intel Corp (INTC.O) said on Wednesday it would become a major sponsor of the International Olympic Committee, making the chipmaker the latest technology company to put marketing dollars behind the global sporting event. The new deal, which goes until 2024, comes a week after longtime Olympics sponsor McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) bowed out of its sponsorship deal three years early, citing a change in the company’s priorities as it…

Rep. Steve Scalise’s Condition Upgraded To ‘Fair’ After Baseball Field Shooting – NPR

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise addresses the media on December 6, 2016. On Wednesday, his condition was upgraded to fair a week after he was shot on a Virginia baseball field. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mark Wilson/Getty Images Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise addresses the media on December 6, 2016. On Wednesday, his condition was upgraded to fair a week after he was shot on a Virginia baseball field….

Baseball’s Mediocre Teams Are Disappearing – FiveThirtyEight

Thursday, June 22, 2017

This is an era of tanking and rebuilding in baseball. Teams like the Cubs and Astros drop into the cellar for a few years, stockpile talent, and then burst back into first place, stronger than ever. Never before have teams so consciously chosen between contention and reconstruction. The ebb and flow of teams through the competitive cycle has left the league less balanced than it has been since the steroid…

FBI says baseball shooter had list of names; Scalise improves to ‘fair’ condition – WTOP

Thursday, June 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — The FBI says the gunman who shot and injured House GOP Whip Steve Scalise and three other people during a Republican congressional baseball practice last week fired a total of 60 rounds with two firearms and had a list of six members of Congress when he carried out the attack. During a news conference Wednesday, Tim Slater, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Washington office, said…

‘Baseball is a way to escape’: At site of congressional shooting, a … – Washington Post

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The smaller diamond at Alexandria’s Eugene Simpson Stadium Park — Little Simpson, to locals — attracted a reported 4,000 people when it opened for the city’s Little Major Leaguers in 1953. The field’s dimensions were laid out by the head groundskeeper at Griffith Stadium, courtesy of then-Nats president Clark Griffith. The diamond had a $9,500 lighting system, attracted major leaguers like Bob Feller and Mickey Vernon, and was, according to…

ESPYS: Vote for the best in sports – ESPN

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Welcome to the 2017 ESPYS where awards are handed out by you, the fans, by letting your voice be heard and voting in our polls! Make sure to tune into the ESPYS, hosted by Peyton Manning, on July 12 at 8 pm | 7 pm central on ABC or catch the broadcast live on Watch ESPN. Vote Now: Best Performance: The last…

Women’s Sport Week: Meet the ‘kick-ass’ Muslim sporting pioneers – BBC Sport

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Reshmin Chowdhury is a sports broadcaster, a Muslim and a mother of two. For Women’s Sport Week she looked at projects which engage Asian women, and showcases those who are breaking down barriers and paving the way for the next generation to enjoy playing sport. We Muslim women come in all guises. We come from different cultures, communities and backgrounds. We have different tastes and preferences on how we live…

‘Baseball is a way to escape’: At site of congressional shooting, a … – Washington Post

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The smaller diamond at Alexandria’s Eugene Simpson Stadium Park — Little Simpson, to locals — attracted a reported 4,000 people when it opened for the city’s Little Major Leaguers in 1953. The field’s dimensions were laid out by the head groundskeeper at Griffith Stadium, courtesy of then-Nats president Clark Griffith. The diamond had a $9,500 lighting system, attracted major leaguers like Bob Feller and Mickey Vernon, and was, according to…

Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice Seems To Have Been Spontaneous, FBI Says – NPR

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tim Slater, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Washington field office, holds up a flyer looking for information about shooter James T. Hodgkinson at a news conference a week ago in Alexandria, Va. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption toggle caption Alex Brandon/AP Tim Slater, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Washington field office, holds up a flyer looking for information about shooter James T. Hodgkinson at a news conference…

Baseball is back in Amarillo: Elmore Sports Group moving San Antonio Missions of Texas League to new downtown … – Amarillo.com

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

After a 37-year absence, Texas League minor league baseball is returning to Amarillo — and in a brand new place to play. The Elmore Sports Group will move its San Antonio franchise to Amarillo and into a $45.5 million downtown stadium for the 2019 season. The move, which was announced Wednesday at a news conference, marks the return of AA affiliated minor league baseball to the city for the first…

Baseball’s Mediocre Teams Are Disappearing – FiveThirtyEight

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

This is an era of tanking and rebuilding in baseball. Teams like the Cubs and Astros drop into the cellar for a few years, stockpile talent, and then burst back into first place, stronger than ever. Never before have teams so consciously chosen between contention and reconstruction. The ebb and flow of teams through the competitive cycle has left the league less balanced than it has been since the steroid…

How the wonks won baseball coverage – Poynter (blog)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

“I’ve got to look at the analytics,” David Kaplan, a Chicago sports radio talk host, said on a recent morning as he speculated on whether the Chicago Cubs should trade with the rival White Sox for a particular pitcher. Yes, analytics. They can drive sports radio, cable TV discussions, Little League dugout chatter, idle subway conversations and, most of all, the decision-making of Major League Baseball teams since all 30…

NBC Sports Group To Launch eSports Tournament – Deadline

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Do eSports fans need or want another tournament? Comcast’s NBCUniversal is about to find out. It says today that NBC Sports Group this summer will introduce what it calls the “first-ever 2v2 international Rocket League tournament” using the FACEIT gaming platform. It also will tap Comcast’s “regional, national and international assets” as competitors vie for a $100,000 prize pool. Regional finals will be live-streamed on the NBC Sports app and…

NBC Sports Jumps on the Esports Bandwagon – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Comcast Corp.’s NBC Sports on Wednesday said it would televise an esports tournament later this summer, the latest broadcaster turning to competitive videogaming to grow viewership at a time when many consumers are cutting the cord. The cable network hopes a tournament built around a popular quirky game called “Rocket League” will attract hard-to-reach viewers—particularly younger males—who increasingly are ditching cable…

Players’ Tribune, the sports site launched by Derek Jeter, has hired its first CEO – Recode

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Players’ Tribune, the startup that’s supposed to deliver sports stories from the perspectives of star athletes, has a new boss, and new ambitions: It wants to make real money. The publisher has hired digital media veteran Jeff Levick as its first-ever CEO. Levick, who has a long history helping digital companies sell ads and generate revenue, is charged with generating more money for Players’ Tribune, and new strategies to…