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End of ESPN’s ‘The Sports Reporters’ today a farewell to an original – Detroit Free Press

Sunday, May 07, 2017

(From left) Mitch Albom, Bob Ryan, John Saunders and Mike Lupica on the set of “The Sports Reporters” in 2002 in New York.(Photo: Rich Arden/ESPN) Today, for the last time, I will rise early, put on a suit and tie, and sit with colleagues as a TV host says, “Welcome to the Sports Reporters … .” Different people have said this over the decades. A guy named Gary Thorne said…

How Bradford & Millwall reached the League One play-off final – BBC Sport

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Millwall were looking relatively comfortable, but that Stephen Dawson strike changes everything. The first leg was beyond dull, the second leg has been a cracker. Less than five minutes of normal time left. What do we have in store? Are Millwall heading for a second consecutive Wembley play-off final appearance?

The biggest fight in boxing is finally happening – FOXSports.com

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Alvarez vs. Golovkin has been in the cards for more than a year. Last May, after Alvarez comfortably dismantled Amir Khan, he vacated his WBC middleweight title after he was unable to strike a deal to face Golovkin, who was the mandatory challenger. Golovkin is currently the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and IBO middleweight champion of the world, and is generally near the very top of pound-for-pound lists.   

Medhi Benatia: Juventus player stops interview after hearing ‘racist’ insult – BBC Sport

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Medhi Benatia joined Juventus on a season-long loan from Bayern Munich last July Juventus’ Morocco defender Medhi Benatia cut short a post-match television interview after claiming to hear a racist insult in his earpiece. The France-born player, 30, was speaking to Italian broadcaster Rai after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Torino. “What stupid person is speaking?” said Benatia before ending the interview. The incident comes a week after another Serie A…

Maria Sharapova to face Eugenie Bouchard at Madrid Open – BBC Sport

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova was banned for taking meldonium Maria Sharapova set up a match against Eugenie Bouchard with a first-round win at the Madrid Open on Sunday. Canadian Bouchard called Sharapova “a cheater” prior to the Russian’s return to competitive action in April after a 15-month doping ban. Bouchard, who beat Alize Cornet on Saturday, believes the five-time Grand Slam winner should be banned for life. Sharapova…

NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega 2017: Start time, lineup, TV, more – USA TODAY

Sunday, May 07, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share USA TODAY Sports’ Brant James previews the upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. USA TODAY Sports Brad Keselowski (2) leads a pack of drivers en route to winning the 2016 GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.(Photo: Marvin Gentry, USA TODAY Sports) Sunday’s GEICO 500 has the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series back at a restrictor-plate track for the second time this season. Some essential information…

Michigan’s Female Hockey Players Support Their Team With Cash and Brooms – New York Times

Sunday, May 07, 2017

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End of ESPN’s ‘The Sports Reporters’ today a farewell to an original – Detroit Free Press

Sunday, May 07, 2017

(From left) Mitch Albom, Bob Ryan, John Saunders and Mike Lupica on the set of “The Sports Reporters” in 2002 in New York.(Photo: Rich Arden/ESPN) Today, for the last time, I will rise early, put on a suit and tie, and sit with colleagues as a TV host says, “Welcome to the Sports Reporters … .” Different people have said this over the decades. A guy named Gary Thorne said…

Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Fulham – BBC Sport

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Neeskens Kebano has scored seven goals for Fulham this season Neeskens Kebano’s double helped Fulham come from behind to beat 10-man Sheffield Wednesday in a match between two Championship play-off contenders. Sam Winnall had struck low to put the Owls ahead early on, but Kebano equalised when he tucked home Denis Odoi’s cross. Just before the break, Marco Matias – in his second match of the season – was shown…

Michigan’s Female Hockey Players Support Their Team With Cash and Brooms – New York Times

Sunday, May 07, 2017

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NASCAR drivers react to dramatic Supercross season finale – FOXSports.com

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Saturday night’s 250SX and 450SX Main Events at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas may have been the craziest races of all time. In 450SX, Eli Tomac started the last lap one spot ahead of championship rival Ryan Dungey. However, that would still give Dungey the title so Tomac tried to back him up into the traffic behind. In the end, it didn’t work in Tomac’s favor, as…

End of ESPN’s ‘The Sports Reporters’ today a farewell to an original – Detroit Free Press

Sunday, May 07, 2017

(From left) Mitch Albom, Bob Ryan, John Saunders and Mike Lupica on the set of “The Sports Reporters” in 2002 in New York.(Photo: Rich Arden/ESPN) Today, for the last time, I will rise early, put on a suit and tie, and sit with colleagues as a TV host says, “Welcome to the Sports Reporters … .” Different people have said this over the decades. A guy named Gary Thorne said…

Canelo Alvarez teaches Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. a boxing lesson – FOXSports.com

Sunday, May 07, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Saul “Canelo” Alvarez dominated a grudge match against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Saturday, winning a unanimous decision in a fight that left no doubt who is the top active Mexican boxer. Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) used a punishing jab to take control early in the 12-round matchup of former middleweight champions. The bigger Chavez (50-3-1, 32 KOs) started bleeding from the nose in the third…

The Warriors’ Game 3 win highlights their Stephen Curry-Kevin Durant conundrum – FOXSports.com

Sunday, May 07, 2017

We have a year of evidence that these Warriors, while versatile, prefer to play a joyous style of basketball. They’re not selfish — quite the opposite, in fact. Golden State will look to share the rock with everyone to a fault, ignoring that they’re at their best if Curry is the driving force. They’re fine in the halfcourt, as seven straight wins in the postseason would indicate.  More than anything…

Families weigh pros, cons of travel sports’ growing role – USA TODAY High School Sports

Sunday, May 07, 2017

New Albany pitcher Josh Casleman, 11, is greeted at home plate by his teammates (Photo: Doug McSchooler/The Indianapolis Star) The youth sports world has changed dramatically since I grew up in the 1980s and ’90s. All the way through my senior year of high school, I played football, basketball and baseball. Once basketball season was over, you’d put your stuff away and — for the most part, with the exception of…

Michigan’s Female Hockey Players Support Their Team With Cash and Brooms – New York Times

Sunday, May 07, 2017

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Monster Energy Girl Mariel Lane on working around confederate flags at NASCAR tracks – For The Win

Sunday, May 07, 2017

TALLADEGA, Ala. – There are no shortages of confederate flags flying from tents and RVs at NASCAR races, particularly at Talladega Superspeedway. Although NASCAR likely wishes that was not the case, issuing a statement in 2015 discouraging fans from flying the flag in order “to create an all-inclusive, even more welcoming atmosphere for all” and “demonstrate (a) sense of mutual respect and acceptance for all who attend our events.” But…

Heading rules divide youth soccer world – Baltimore Sun

Sunday, May 07, 2017

When Camryn Gerben was 12, she saw a corner kick coming her way and used her head to deftly bang the ball into the net. But she paid a steep price for the goal: her first soccer concussion. “The power was just too much for her neck,” said Dan Gerben, her dad. Five years later, the 17-year-old’s experiences — she has suffered two more concussions playing her favorite sport —…

Sounders and Rainiers baseball team reach deal on soccer-specific … – Seattle Times

Sunday, May 07, 2017

The Sounders have struck a deal with the Class AAA Rainiers baseball team to build a 5,000-seat stadium in Tacoma to house their United Soccer League affiliate. A Memorandum of Understanding between the clubs looks to build the stadium, designed by the Populous architectural firm, in time for the 2020 season. The new venue would be soccer-specific and house the Sounders 2 affiliate, which currently plays at the StarFire Sports…

Stenhouse ends drought with Coors Light Pole at Talladega – Nascar

Sunday, May 07, 2017

RELATED: Qualifying results | Buy tickets: Talladega   Ricky Stenhouse Jr. scooted to the Coors Light Pole Award on Saturday, topping the rest of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field at Talladega Superspeedway.   Stenhouse navigated the 2.66-mile track with a pole-winning lap of 191.547 mph in the Roush Fenway Racing No. 17 Ford. His first pole of the season was his first at Talladega and the second of…