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They Don’t Forgo the Fungo in College Baseball – New York Times

Monday, June 22, 2015

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Daily Fantasy Baseball 2015: MLB DraftKings Studs and Duds for June 22 – Bleacher Report

Monday, June 22, 2015

Following a jam-packed week, several MLB teams will finally take a breather on Monday. This gives DraftKings players a chance to focus on seven games. Despite the condensed slate, three prominent aces will report for duty. Two get the green light in golden matchups, while the other, facing harder times, is passable. After those guys, few safe and attractive options exist. On the bright side, those shaky pitchers pave the way…

Baseball and softball among eight sports shortlisted for Tokyo Olympics – The Guardian

Monday, June 22, 2015

The combined bid of baseball and softball were among eight sports shortlisted Monday for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Tokyo Olympic organisers selected the eight from a list of 26 sports that applied for inclusion. The other sports shortlisted are bowling, karate, roller sports, climbing, squash, surfing and the martial art of wushu. Baseball and women’s softball is considered a favourite, however, because of the popularity of those sports…

An Athlete Felled by Concussions, Despite Playing a ‘Safer’ Sport – New York Times

Monday, June 22, 2015

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Man Utd interested in Sergio Ramos & Bastian Schweinsteiger – BBC News

Monday, June 22, 2015

Manchester United are interested in signing Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos. United boss Louis van Gaal is trying to strengthen his squad after they finished fourth in the Premier League. Germany international Schweinsteiger, 30, and 29-year-old Spain player Ramos are among those who interest him. Ramos’ contract with Real expires in 2017, while Schweinsteiger’s Bayern deal…

Can golf’s young guns help Fox Sports attract a new audience, compete with … – The Seattle Times

Monday, June 22, 2015

Inside sports business The past week officially launched a billion-dollar gamble by Fox Sports to unearth an undervalued sports property. Yeah, it’s tough to call something a bargain when you sign a 12-year, $1.2 billion deal that’s roughly double what anybody expected. But given skyrocketing prices for live sports — think nine years, $24 billion for the NBA — what Fox paid to partner with the United States…

Gossip column: Ramos, Dembele, Illarramendi, Townsend – BBC Sport

Monday, June 22, 2015

For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. Defender Sergio Ramos – a target for Manchester United – wants to leave Real Madrid after the club failed to deny a transfer link with Barcelona presidential candidate Jordi Majo. (AS)  The back page on Monday’s Sun Liverpool have increased their offer for Real Madrid defensive…

An Athlete Felled by Concussions, Despite Playing a ‘Safer’ Sport – New York Times

Monday, June 22, 2015

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An Athlete Felled by Concussions, Despite Playing a ‘Safer’ Sport – New York Times

Monday, June 22, 2015

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An Athlete Felled by Concussions, Despite Playing a ‘Safer’ Sport – New York Times

Monday, June 22, 2015

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An Athlete Felled by Concussions, Despite Playing a ‘Safer’ Sport – New York Times

Monday, June 22, 2015

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Baseball, softball among finalist sports to be added for Tokyo 2020 Olympics – NBCSports.com

Monday, June 22, 2015

Baseball and softball, bowling, karate, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, surfing and wushu were named finalist sports to be considered to be added for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Games organizers said Monday. The sports are expected to make presentations in Tokyo in early August. Tokyo 2020 organizers are expected to recommend which sports to add, if any at all, by Sept. 30, with the International Olympic Committee making a final decision…

Can golf’s young guns help Fox Sports attract a new audience, compete with … – The Seattle Times

Monday, June 22, 2015

Inside sports business The past week officially launched a billion-dollar gamble by Fox Sports to unearth an undervalued sports property. Yeah, it’s tough to call something a bargain when you sign a 12-year, $1.2 billion deal that’s roughly double what anybody expected. But given skyrocketing prices for live sports — think nine years, $24 billion for the NBA — what Fox paid to partner with the United States…

Review: ‘Great Men Die Twice,’ a Collection of Sports Reporting by Mark Kram – New York Times

Monday, June 22, 2015

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Walleye run shows sport a priority – Toledo Blade

Monday, June 22, 2015

Storm, Goaldigger favorites enjoyed Toledo’s best regular season The Walleye’s unforgettable season sparked an intensity among area hockey fans that evoked memories of past glory days for two Toledo pro legends. The Walleye rekindled an energy among local sports fans not seen in decades. It also stoked the recollections of Toledo Goaldigger great Jim…

An Athlete Felled by Concussions, Despite Playing a ‘Safer’ Sport – New York Times

Monday, June 22, 2015

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Dozens in hospital after chemical leak at Norfolk holiday park swimming pool – The Guardian

Monday, June 22, 2015

Around 40 adults and children have been treated in hospital for breathing difficulties following a chemical leak in a swimming pool at a holiday park in Norfolk. Emergency services were called to Wild Duck holiday park in Belton, near Great Yarmouth, at 2.31pm on Sunday after a suspected leak was detected. Medics from the East of England ambulance service (EEAS) assessed 38 patients at the park, of which 29 were…

Watch: Norway’s national soccer team deftly and hilariously dismantles sexist … – Quartz

Monday, June 22, 2015

A group of Norwegian soccer players has deftly dismantled two daft but enduring clichés: one, that women don’t “get” football (or soccer, as the US stubbornly insists on calling it); and two, that they can’t be funny about it. In a short video made with Norwegian sports journalist Nickolay Ramm, four elite female players, three of them members of the country’s national team, joke sarcastically about how hard it is…

Brazil vs. Australia: Score, Twitter Reaction for 2015 Women’s Soccer World Cup – Bleacher Report

Monday, June 22, 2015

It took 350 minutes of play for Brazil to finally concede a goal in the 2015 Women’s World Cup, but one good strike was all it took to send them packing from this year’s tournament in Canada. Australia super-sub Kyah Simon knocked in an 80th-minute rebound shot off a strong Lisa De Vanna attempt to spur her side to a historic, shocking 1-0 victory over Brazil on Sunday from…

Can golf’s young guns help Fox Sports attract a new audience, compete with … – The Seattle Times

Monday, June 22, 2015

Inside sports business The past week officially launched a billion-dollar gamble by Fox Sports to unearth an undervalued sports property. Yeah, it’s tough to call something a bargain when you sign a 12-year, $1.2 billion deal that’s roughly double what anybody expected. But given skyrocketing prices for live sports — think nine years, $24 billion for the NBA — what Fox paid to partner with the United States…