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2017 CBS Sports Preseason All-America team: College football’s best and brightest – CBSSports.com

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Summer is coming to an end, and with the college football season is right around the corner, it is the perfect time to announce the 2017 CBS Sports Preseason All-America Team as voted on by our panel of college football analysts and insiders. There were six unanimous selections — one on offense and five on defense — with a whopping 21 different programs represented among the 27 first-team selections. Clemson…

Dota vu: Valve’s world cup of e-sports is having another moment in the spotlight – The Verge

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Every year for the past half decade, like clockwork, Valve’s Dota 2 tournament has broken the record for biggest prize pool in e-sports history. Dubbed The International (TI), this competition started off with $1.6 million of Valve’s own money in 2011 before adding a gamer-funded component that accelerated it north of $10 million by 2014, past $20 million last year, and close to $25 million for The International 7 that…

Ex-UVA Star Malcolm Brogdon Speaks Passionately on Charlottesville – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon, a University of Virginia alumnus, spoke with SI Now on Wednesday and discussed a range of political topics pertaining to the events that took place in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.  Brogdon shared his thoughts on the white supremacist and neo-Nazi activity and violence that took place on UVA’s campus. One woman was killed and several people were injured after a white nationalist deliberately drove…

Nos. 99, 98 Truck teams assessed penalties post-Michigan – Nascar

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams were penalized following the LTi Printing 200 last weekend at Michigan International Speedway. The No. 99 MDM Motorsports Chevrolet failed post-race inspection and was handed an L1-level penalty. Under section 20.4.12.b of the NASCAR Rule Book concerning the truck bed cover it states, “Vent holes at the bed top must be configured for air intake only.” In his first NCWTS start of the…

Tensions Between US, North Korea Could Impact NBC’s Investment in Winter Olympics – Variety

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

It’s not hard to imagine a tension-filled scenario on Feb. 9, the first day of opening ceremonies of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. SEE MORE: From the August 15, 2017, issue of Variety President Donald Trump and the North Korean regime of Kim Jong-un might well still be exchanging harsh, rhetorical threats, as they did last week, while the U.S. military ratchets up strength and Kim’s government…

Major League Soccer’s Most Valuable Teams – Forbes

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Toronto FC is now Major League Soccer’s third-most valuable team, worth $280 million. Much of that value has been built on the back of aggressive player spending, and this year’s trio of designated players – Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore (pictured above, left and right) and Sebastian Giovinco – are by far the league’s most expensive. (Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) When MLS kicked off its 2017 season this past March, it expected…

World Cup soccer at Lambeau Field? It’s not wide enough – Green Bay Press Gazette

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Jordan Morris scored in the 88th minute to help the U.S. earn a dramatic win over Jamaica in the Gold Cup final. Here is how soccer players, experts and fans reacted on Twitter. USA TODAY Sports Wisconsin Badgers red and LSU Tigers purple fill Lambeau Field on Sept. 3.(Photo: Richard Ryman/USA TODAY NETWORK-) GREEN BAY – Don’t expect to see a World Cup soccer match…

Transitioning from elite sport to the ‘real world’ can take its toll on mental health – The Guardian

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

It was the fictional fashionista, Derek Zoolander, who asked himself, “Who am I?” as he peered poignantly into a puddle that bore his own reflection in the 2001 cult classic Zoolander, only moments after losing the male model of the year award to his arch rival, Hansel. In defeat, he lost his identity. If he wasn’t the best model on the planet anymore, then who the hell was he? The…

Longtime Angel Jered Weaver announces retirement from baseball – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Jered Weaver, who won more games than all but one pitcher in Angels history and left some $60 million on the table to play for them, announced his retirement Wednesday. Weaver, 34, a three-time All-Star for the Angels and the franchise’s most recent 20-game winner, called it a career after failing to win in any of his nine starts for the San Diego Padres. “I’ve decided to step away from…

The Subway Series is a reminder that Brooklyn deserves a Major League baseball team – New York Daily News

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

It’s been 60 years since the Brooklyn Dodgers headed west. With the Subway Series underway, there’s no better time to consider making New York City a three-team town once more. Bring on the Brooklyn Robinsons. (What else would you call them?) If you don’t think the city can sustain three Major League teams the way it did for a half a century up until 1957, when the…

Area Man Will Be Judge Of Whether Woman Actually True Baseball Fan – The Onion (satire)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

CHICAGO—Saying that he alone could determine the legitimacy the woman’s claim, area man Luke Haggerty will be the judge of whether coworker Delia Carroll is actually a true baseball fan, sources confirmed Wednesday. “She says she’s a huge baseball fan, but we’ll just see about that,” said Haggerty, peppering the woman with seemingly innocuous questions about the current National League standings and her thoughts on recent trades in order to…

The Unlikely Resurgence Of Baseball’s Aces – FiveThirtyEight

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This baseball season seems to have the makings of an unpleasant one for pitchers. Hitters are focusing on hitting deep fly balls, and more of them are leaving the yard than ever before, possibly thanks to a batch of baseballs that are bouncier than usual. As a result, scoring has increased to 4.65 runs per game, the highest it’s been since 2008. But despite all of that, star hurlers are…

Peter Beagrie sacked by Sky Sports over assault conviction – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sacked football pundit Peter Beagrie has said he will appeal against his conviction for assaulting his partner. The former Everton and Manchester City player was “devastated” after he was convicted of attacking Zarah Blake by Skipton Magistrates on Tuesday. In a statement, Beagrie, 51, said: “I am innocent, something I have maintained from the outset, that is why the verdict was so devastating. “I will be appealing.” In his statement,…

SI’s 2017 Preseason All-America Team – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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2017 CBS Sports Preseason All-America team: College football’s best and brightest – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Summer is coming to an end, and with the college football season is right around the corner, it is the perfect time to announce the 2017 CBS Sports Preseason All-America Team as voted on by our panel of college football analysts and insiders. There were six unanimous selections — one on offense and five on defense — with a whopping 21 different programs represented among the 27 first-team selections. Clemson…

Can Disney Create a Netflix of Sports? – Hollywood Reporter

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bob Iger’s plan to launch two streamers — one for family fare, another for ESPN — carries huge stakes for the media giant and the future of the cable bundle itself. <!–[CDATA[ Since Disney announced on Aug. 8 that it would ditch Netflix and launch its own over-the-top video channel for family fare, more than $3 billion in market capitalization has vanished at the world’s largest subscription streaming service to…

Wednesday’s Hot Clicks: Krystle Lina; Professional Tag Is the Next Great Sport – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Professional tag is the next great sport The first sport everyone learns to play is tag. You chase your friend. They chase you. Then you go inside and watch cartoons. The people at World Chase Tag have different ideas and see tag as the next great sport. I’m not sure how popular it’ll get, but I’d definitely check it out if it was on ESPN The Ocho. ESPN didn’t totally…

Tensions Between US, North Korea Could Impact NBC’s Investment in Winter Olympics – Variety

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

It’s not hard to imagine a tension-filled scenario on Feb. 9, the first day of opening ceremonies of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. SEE MORE: From the August 15, 2017, issue of Variety President Donald Trump and the North Korean regime of Kim Jong-un might well still be exchanging harsh, rhetorical threats, as they did last week, while the U.S. military ratchets up strength and Kim’s government…

Major League Soccer’s Most Valuable Teams – Forbes

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Toronto FC is now Major League Soccer’s third-most valuable team, worth $280 million. Much of that value has been built on the back of aggressive player spending, and this year’s trio of designated players – Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore (pictured above, left and right) and Sebastian Giovinco – are by far the league’s most expensive. (Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) When MLS kicked off its 2017 season this past March, it expected…

Sport has always been political – long before Trump came to the party – The Guardian (blog)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Of all the reasons for resigning from Donald Trump’s “American Manufacturing Council” in the wake of the president’s reaction to the Nazi rally in Charlottesville, the one offered on Tuesday by Under Armour chief executive Kevin Plank felt the most wilfully naive. According to the boss of the sportswear firm, he was stepping down because “Under Armour engages in innovation and sports, not politics”. Oh dear. I’m not quite sure…