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Baseball’s everyday players are a dwindling breed – Chicago Tribune – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Williams, whose NL record Steve Garvey later broke, understands why so few of today’s players are interested in being in the lineup 162 games. “With today’s travel and the excitement and the pressure, with so many things that are going on, managers give players rest now,” Williams said. “Once a manager sees someone struggle, not swinging the bat well, he takes him out of the lineup. It’s better for the…

Fox Sports cuts web writing staff to invest more in online video – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

21st Century Fox Inc.’s sports department is overhauling its online operations, eliminating the writing staff to invest in more-lucrative video production. Fox Sports will eliminate about 20 writing and editing positions in Los Angeles and replace them with a similar number of jobs in video production, editing and promotion. Executives told staff in meetings Monday after outlining the new strategy in a memo obtained by Bloomberg. Affected employees will be…

Milford startup sells sports gear subcription boxes for kids – CT Post

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Caption Close In the age of video games, tablets and smartphones, one local man has developed a way to keep kids interested in team sports and staying active. “Kids stop playing (sports) because it’s not fun anymore,” said Milford resident Joseph Bereski. “I was thinking, what can keep them engaged in the game?” With this question in mind, Bereski last year launched an online startup that sells subscription boxes of…

Seven elected to Hockey Hall of Fame – NHL.com

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Video: Selanne, Andreychuk, Recchi, Kariya elected to HHOF Selanne, who set an NHL rookie record with 76 goals for the Winnipeg Jets in 1992-93 and scored 684 times in 21 NHL seasons, was elected in his first year of eligibility. He broke the previous record of 53 set by Hall of Fame forward Mike Bossy of the New York Islanders in 1977-78, and his 132 points also are a record…

OSU baseball: Mulholland honored again – Corvallis Gazette Times

Monday, June 26, 2017

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Clayton Kershaw Might (Might!) Not Be The Best Pitcher In Baseball Anymore – FiveThirtyEight

Monday, June 26, 2017

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been the presumptive Best Pitcher In Baseball for so long that it might as well be printed on the front of his baseball card. Since his debut during the 2008 season, Kershaw has over 10 more wins above replacement than any other pitcher in the game — his former Dodgers teammate Zack Greinke is a distant No. 2 — and he has consistently…

10 things to know as LSU, Florida play for national baseball title – The Advocate

Monday, June 26, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some things to know as Florida (50-19) and LSU (52-18) play for the national championship in the best-of-three College World Series finals starting Monday night: WHO IS THIS GUY? LSU is short on starting pitching because of a forearm injury to Eric Walker, so coach Paul Mainieri is throwing right-hander Russell Reynolds in Game 1. Reynolds has made 14 appearances this season,…

Minor league baseball players lose appeal over wages – Reuters

Monday, June 26, 2017

A federal appeals court on Monday said professional minor league baseball is exempt from U.S. antitrust laws, and rejected an appeal by players who complained that their wages were kept artificially low. By a 3-0 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said minor league baseball ruled falls “squarely” within the “business-of-baseball” antitrust exemption that the U.S. Supreme Court granted the sport in 1922. “The employment…

Ex-major leaguer’s son fights for life after freak baseball accident – New York Post

Monday, June 26, 2017

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Fox Sports Cuts Web Writing Staff to Invest More in Online Video – Bloomberg

Monday, June 26, 2017

21st Century Fox Inc.’s sports department is overhauling its online operations, eliminating the writing staff to invest in more-lucrative video production. Fox Sports will eliminate about 20 writing and editing positions in Los Angeles and replace them with a similar number of jobs in video production, editing and promotion. Executives told staff in meetings Monday after outlining the new strategy in a memo obtained by Bloomberg. Affected employees will be…

NJ sports betting case continues on unpredictable path – NorthJersey.com

Monday, June 26, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Here’s a brief rundown of New Jersey’s efforts to bring Las Vegas-style sports betting to the state. John Brennan/northjersey.com New Jersey did not learn, as it expected it would, the fate of its sports betting case before the U.S. Supreme Court on the morning of June 26, 2017.(Photo: AP Photo/John Locher) The long-running New Jersey sports betting case defied expectations yet again on Monday morning…

Help us, Detroit Lions: You are Detroit sports fans’ only hope right now – Detroit Free Press

Monday, June 26, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Check out the Little Caesars Arena construction as of mid-June 2017 prior to its September opening. Detroit Lions fan Richard Bledsoe waits for autographs before the Wild Card game against the Seattle Seahawks Saturday, January 7, 2017 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.(Photo: Kirthmon F. Dozier, DFP) Last January, we wrote that Detroit sports fans are experiencing the worst championship slump in decades. We also wrote…

Monday’s Hot Clicks: Tia McDonald; The return of Allen Iverson – Sports Illustrated

Monday, June 26, 2017

Allen Iverson is back Allen Iverson is back. The Sixers legend made his return to the court during yesterday’s BIG3 league debut in Brooklyn. The Big3, if you don’t know, is the new three-on-three league founded by Ice Cube. Here’s a bunch of photos from yesterday’s games, which will be televised tonight on FS1. My co-worker and pal Rohan Nadkarni was also in attendance and filed this diary. As for Iverson, he appears…

10 of the best new cycling holidays in Europe – The Guardian

Monday, June 26, 2017

Fruitful seasons for riding the Algarve The summer heat would make southern Portugal particularly challenging for cycling, but spring and autumn – with cooler temperatures and coastal breezes – are perfect for it. This new cycle holiday from Chapters Holidays is a week-long trip around the lesser-known eastern Algarve based in Monte Gordo and starting this autumn. Cyclists will ride around 25km a day on coastal paths, finding secret beaches…

Kyle Busch’s team likely facing NASCAR penalties after lug-nut issues – FOXSports.com

Monday, June 26, 2017

SONOMA, Calif. — Joe Gibbs Racing, which has endured a winless first 16 races of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, got another setback after the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway: Kyle Busch’s No. 18 JGR Toyota had two improperly attached lug nuts, according to NASCAR officials. Customarily, that’s a one-race suspension and a $20,000 fine per the NASCAR rule book. But Busch’s regular crew chief, Adam…

Santa Ana soccer game turns violent as fans rush field, get into brawl – OCRegister

Monday, June 26, 2017

SANTA ANA – A friendly game between former players of two professional Mexican soccer clubs on Sunday afternoon, June 25, turned violent when dozens of fans rushed the field and began beating each other, forcing authorities to suspend the match. The “game of legends” between former Club America and Pumas players at Eddie West Field at 602 N. Flower St. was intended to benefit Santa Ana-based United Soccer Talents Foundation, which…

Kyle Busch’s team likely facing NASCAR penalties after lug-nut issues – FOXSports.com

Monday, June 26, 2017

SONOMA, Calif. — Joe Gibbs Racing, which has endured a winless first 16 races of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, got another setback after the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway: Kyle Busch’s No. 18 JGR Toyota had two improperly attached lug nuts, according to NASCAR officials. Customarily, that’s a one-race suspension and a $20,000 fine per the NASCAR rule book. But Busch’s regular crew chief, Adam…

Danica Patrick Wrecks into Boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. During NASCAR at Sonoma – Bleacher Report

Monday, June 26, 2017

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. might have a nice relationship off the track, but it wasn’t an ideal day for the couple during Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350. Patrick (No. 10) spun out after being nudged on one of the difficult turns at Sonoma Raceway. She ended up colliding into Stenhouse (No. 17). Fox NASCAR captured the incident: FOX: NASCAR @NASCARONFOX Replay: A 3-wide battle sends @DanicaPatrick…

Varsity Hockey Could Return to University of Illinois – NBC Chicago

Monday, June 26, 2017

There is not currently a Division I hockey program in the state of Illinois, but thanks to the National Hockey League and the University of Illinois, that could potentially change. In a press conference, the league announced that it would fund a feasibility study to determine whether or not ice hockey would become a varsity sport at the school in Champaign. The university currently offers hockey as a club sport,…

NASCAR: Harvick back in victory lane – Journal Times

Monday, June 26, 2017

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