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Papa John’s says NFL is hurting pizza sales, blames NFL ‘leadership’ for issue – CBSSports.com

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Everyone wants a piece of the national anthem controversy surrounding the NFL, but not as many people want a piece of Papa John’s product lately, and the two things are connected, according to the pizza chain’s founder. Speaking on an earnings call Wednesday, John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s, blamed the NFL for a dropoff in sales at the pizza chain and pointed directly to the national anthem controversy. “The…

Meet Some of the Team USA Athletes Preparing for the Winter Olympics – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

With 100 days until the 23rd Olympic Winter Games kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea, it’s time to meet a few of the top medal contenders. With the Opening Ceremony on Feb. 9, athletes from around the world will compete for at least one of the 102 gold medals up for grabs in 15 sports, including alpine skiing, curling, figure skating and speed skating. The PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games will…

In Praise of Soccer’s Jack-of-All-Trades, Now Making a Comeback – New York Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Almost every team, though, saw the value of a player like that, a squad member capable of adapting to any and every position. They had their own place in soccer’s lexicon: the prosaic “utility player” in English, and the more poetic tuttofare (“does everything”) in Italian, or todoterreno (“all terrain”) in Spanish. Photo On a 1990s Barcelona team filled with stars, Manager Bobby Robson reserved special praise for Luis Enrique,…

NASCAR Mailbag – Silly Season update and the next step for Cup cars – Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Our team of experts answer questions from fans regarding the future of Carl Edwards and the evolution of the Generation 6 cars in this week’s NASCAR Mailbag. Will Carl Edwards return to racing next season? I talked to someone at Sonoma Raceway, and said that they hoped Edwards returned to racing there soon! I hope he returns, and also are you expecting Kenseth, Patrick, and Busch to have…

Darian Grubb named crew chief for William Byron; Hendrick’s ’18 lineup set – Nascar

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Veteran crew chief Darian Grubb will remain on the pit box full time in 2018. Hendrick Motorsports announced Wednesday Grubb will serve as crew chief for William Byron and the No. 24 team beginning next year, which completes the 2018 lineup for the four-car operation. Grubb currently is crew chief of Kasey Kahne’s No. 5 team, a position he has held since Sept. 18, 2017, when he took over for…

Here’s What Happened at the First-Ever Winter Olympics – TIME

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Before multiple cameras filmed skiers flying through the sky at enormous heights and snowboarders flipping in the air, Nordic skier Thorleif Haugh sped down the slopes and earned three gold medals. That was in 1924, at the first official Winter Olympic games in Chamonix, France, where 16 countries gathered to compete in sports like figure skating, speed skating, hockey, curling and more. While that was nearly a century ago, the…

They’re Going To Demolish This Gorgeous Baseball Stadium – Deadspin

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Photo: Matt Rourke/Associated Press Christine Whitman was governor of New Jersey, and she knew just what could fix the ailing city of Camden: A baseball stadium. It was December 14, 1999. The Delaware River Port Authority would vote the next day on whether to authorize the construction of a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium would be just to the south of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Directly to…

As racing budgets shrink, teams look for ways to stay competitive – ESPN

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

8:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Ask folks in the industry about teams trying to save money in racing, and the responses range from eyebrows raised with rolled eyes to nervous laughter. The honest truth: Teams will spend all the money they can get their hands on through winnings and sponsorship. For teams to save money, the owners have to show self-control. Or they cut…

In Praise of Soccer’s Jack-of-All-Trades, Now Making a Comeback – New York Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Almost every team, though, saw the value of a player like that, a squad member capable of adapting to any and every position. They had their own place in soccer’s lexicon: the prosaic “utility player” in English, and the more poetic tuttofare (“does everything”) in Italian, or todoterreno (“all terrain”) in Spanish. Photo On a 1990s Barcelona team filled with stars, Manager Bobby Robson reserved special praise for Luis Enrique,…

Pyeongchang 2018 can be our best ever Winter Olympics, say Team GB – The Guardian

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Team GB officials say they are “bullish” that next year’s Winter Olympics will be the most successful in their history – and have identified 10 to 12 realistic medal prospects. With only 101 days to go before the Games get under way, the British Olympic Association has confirmed it expects to name a 60-strong squad for Pyeongchang and believes it will surpass the four medals the team won in Sochi…

In Praise of Soccer’s Jack-of-All-Trades, Now Making a Comeback – New York Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Almost every team, though, saw the value of a player like that, a squad member capable of adapting to any and every position. They had their own place in soccer’s lexicon: the prosaic “utility player” in English, and the more poetic tuttofare (“does everything”) in Italian, or todoterreno (“all terrain”) in Spanish. Photo On a 1990s Barcelona team filled with stars, Manager Bobby Robson reserved special praise for Luis Enrique,…

First Winter Olympics: Surprising Facts About the 1924 Games – TIME

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Before multiple cameras filmed skiers flying through the sky at enormous heights and snowboarders flipping in the air, Nordic skier Thorleif Haugh sped down the slopes and earned three gold medals. That was in 1924, at the first official Winter Olympic games in Chamonix, France, where 16 countries gathered to compete in sports like figure skating, speed skating, hockey, curling and more. While that was nearly a century ago, the…

Review: Samsung Gear Sport (2017) | WIRED – WIRED

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

When smartwatches were first teased, companies like Google promised they would unplaster our faces from our ever-present smartphone screens and wisp us into a new age where we could remain connected without feeling addicted. It didn’t happen. They’re good for fitness tracking and feeding smartphone notifications to our wrists, but smartwatches remain more of a computing side dish than a main course. But as side dishes go, the 2017 Samsung…

The Golden Knights, live gambling and the future of live sports attendance – TechCrunch

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Jesse Lawrence has been in media and tech for 20 years. Prior to TicketIQ, he worked at MediaMath and IAC. He started his career as a writer. One of the biggest early season NHL stories has been the success of the expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights. Not only are the Golden Knights off to an 8-2 start, but they also rank in the top 10 of the most expensive average prices…

Bettor Wins $8 Million Bet on Dodgers to Win Game 6, Has Netted $14 Million on World Series – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A bettor in Vegas apparently placed $8 million on the Dodgers to win Game 6 of the World Series.  Sports betting is becoming more mainstream; your friends, people you work with, everyone’s betting nowadays.  Not everyone is betting like this high roller in Las Vegas.  According to RJ Bell, who is an odds provider for the Associated Press, a big-time bettor in Vegas has bet on the winning team in…

Four Ways To Fix Youth Sports Right Now – GOOD Magazine

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Numerous studies have highlighted the relationship between youth sports and improved grades at school, along with future leadership opportunities. Still, athletes with disabilities, families with lower incomes, or those without physical education programs at school still find themselves at a disadvantage. That’s why LA84 Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to youth sports programs, focused the theme of a recent daylong summit on #PlayforAll, which emphasizes the power of sports…

Lululemon Drops Under Armour Patent Lawsuit Over Sports Bras … – Bloomberg

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Lululemon Athletica Inc., facing increased competition from rival athletic-apparel companies, has dropped a case in which it accused Under Armour Inc. of infringing patents for the designs of sports bras. The companies jointly asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit last week in federal court in Delaware, where Lululemon claimed several Under Armour sports bras infringed two patents for a criss-crossed strap design and copied the distinctive look of its…

Here’s What Happened at the First-Ever Winter Olympics – TIME

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Before multiple cameras filmed skiers flying through the sky at enormous heights and snowboarders flipping in the air, Nordic skier Thorleif Haugh sped down the slopes and earned three gold medals. That was in 1924, at the first official Winter Olympic games in Chamonix, France, where 16 countries gathered to compete in sports like figure skating, speed skating, hockey, curling and more. While that was nearly a century ago, the…

Review: Samsung Gear Sport – WIRED

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

When smartwatches were first teased, companies like Google promised they would unplaster our faces from our ever-present smartphone screens and wisp us into a new age where we could remain connected without feeling addicted. It didn’t happen. They’re good for fitness tracking and feeding smartphone notifications to our wrists, but smartwatches remain more of a computing side dish than a main course. But as side dishes go, the 2017 Samsung…

Here’s What Happened at the First-Ever Winter Olympics – TIME

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Before multiple cameras filmed skiers flying through the sky at enormous heights and snowboarders flipping in the air, Nordic skier Thorleif Haugh sped down the slopes and earned three gold medals. That was in 1924, at the first official Winter Olympic games in Chamonix, France, where 16 countries gathered to compete in sports like figure skating, speed skating, hockey, curling and more. While that was nearly a century ago, the…