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Two killed in stampede at South Africa soccer stadium – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Fans at a soccer match in a South African stadium that hosted the 2010 World Cup final tried to push through the gates on Saturday, causing a stampede that killed two people. One person was critically injured and 16 others had minor injuries in the accident at FNB Stadium in the Soweto area of Johannesburg, the stadium management said in a statement. It said management is conducting an investigation with…

Triple crown: Caeleb Dressel first in history to win three golds on one night at world championships – ESPN

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment BUDAPEST, Hungary — Caeleb Dressel became the first swimmer to win three gold medals on a single night at the world championships Saturday. America’s newest star pulled off a stunning triple play, racing three times during the course of about two hours — and winning every time. Dressel, Kalisz earn titles for US at swim worlds Caeleb Dressel’s 100-meter freestyle win and…

NASCAR is racing to discover: What drove fans away from sport? – Santa Fe New Mexican

Saturday, July 29, 2017

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For Female Baseball Reporter, Writing About, and Making, History – New York Times

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Fay Vincent, who served as the Major League Baseball commissioner for almost three years after the 1989 death of A. Bartlett Giamatti, claims partial credit for Ms. Smith’s transfer to The Times from The Hartford Courant, where she had covered the Yankees. In a telephone interview, Mr. Vincent explained that Mr. Giamatti was a regular reader of Ms. Smith’s dispatches in The Courant and considered her the best baseball writer…

Friday’s Sports Briefs | Golf | pilotonline.com – Virginian-Pilot

Saturday, July 29, 2017

BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge is all done with the tooth scary — at least for now. The New York Yankees slugger was back in the starting lineup, a day after he accidentally lost half of his front left tooth during a home-plate celebration . “I’m all good,” he said. “Got it fixed.” The AL home run leader saw a dentist earlier in…

As women’s sport grows, so does its role in activism and political protest – The Guardian

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Hardly a month seems to go by without high-profile US athletes speaking out on non-sporting causes. Increasingly, the most passionate voices belong to women. Take the recent basketball game between Seattle Storm and Chicago Sky. The team’s owners organised a pre-game rally in support of Planned Parenthood, the nonprofit that provides reproductive healthcare and whose funding is under perpetual attack from the Republican party and the Trump administration. Several players,…

State travel ban could sideline SDSU sports – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The San Diego State women’s soccer team is scheduled to play at Texas Tech on Sept. 15. A week later, the men’s soccer team plays a pair of games at Texas-Rio Grande Valley. It might be the last time an Aztecs team or athletic department personnel visit the state of Texas for a while. A California law enacted Jan. 1 prohibits most forms of state-funded travel to places with legislation…

Friday’s regional sports roundup: W&M gains 6-11 basketball graduate transfer from Dartmouth; Tides defeat Crockett … – Daily Press

Saturday, July 29, 2017

COLLEGES: Men’s basketball: In dire need of immediate size, William and Mary’s basketball program announced the addition of Cole Harrison, a 6-foot-11 graduate transfer from Dartmouth. Harrison played in 51 games with the Ivy League team but missed the past season with an injury. For his career, he averaged 1.4 points and 1.4 rebounds a game. Harrison played his high school ball at Montrose Christian (Md.) for Coach Stu Vetter.  Harrison…

Soccer’s El Clásico Comes to Miami. So Does the Circus. – New York Times

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The uniqueness of it all is palpable. It was the first time this storied matchup between Spain’s two most prominent soccer teams, the rivalry known as El Clásico, has been played on American soil. Indeed, it was only the second occasion the rivals have met outside Spain; the last was in 1982, during a postseason tournament in Venezuela that was, bizarrely, shoehorned in before that summer’s World Cup back in…

NASCAR Drivers Entertain Fans At Pocono Raceway’s First “Fan Fest” – wnep.com

Saturday, July 29, 2017

TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP –NASCAR weekend is well underway in the Poconos with the Overton’s 400 set for this Sunday. Tonight, hundreds turned out for the first ever “Fan Fest” at Pocono Raceway where people got up close and personal with some drivers. “Are you guys ready to see some drivers up here?” yelled the MC. “Yeah!” the crowd yelled back. “I think that was a third of you, the people in…

Baseball Hall of Fame 2017: Preview, Viewing Info for Induction Ceremony – Bleacher Report

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The home run swing of Jeff Bagwell earned him a place in Cooperstown.Ron Vesely/Getty Images Three players and two baseball executives will enjoy momentous occasions when they are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday. Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez are the players, while former commissioner Bud Selig and ex-general manager John Schuerholz will also be celebrated for their achievements in the game.     When: Sunday, July 30, 1:30…

For Minor-League Baseball Team, the Solar Eclipse Will Take the Field – Space.com

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes will start their baseball game Aug. 21 at precisely 9:35 a.m. local time, but will pause after one inning — then, NASA representatives will come out, the home team, visitors, staff and spectators will put on their eclipse glasses, and the stadium will be plunged into darkness. As a total solar eclipse passes across the United States on Aug. 21, activity will grind to…

Friday’s Sports Briefs – Virginian-Pilot

Saturday, July 29, 2017

BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge is all done with the tooth scary — at least for now. The New York Yankees slugger was back in the starting lineup, a day after he accidentally lost half of his front left tooth during a home-plate celebration . “I’m all good,” he said. “Got it fixed.” The AL home run leader saw a dentist earlier in…

Friday’s regional sports roundup: W&M gains 6-11 basketball graduate transfer from Dartmouth; Tides defeat Crockett … – Daily Press

Saturday, July 29, 2017

COLLEGES: Men’s basketball: In dire need of immediate size, William and Mary’s basketball program announced the addition of Cole Harrison, a 6-foot-11 graduate transfer from Dartmouth. Harrison played in 51 games with the Ivy League team but missed the past season with an injury. For his career, he averaged 1.4 points and 1.4 rebounds a game. Harrison played his high school ball at Montrose Christian (Md.) for Coach Stu Vetter.  Harrison…

As women’s sport grows, so does its role in activism and political protest – The Guardian

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Hardly a month seems to go by without high-profile US athletes speaking out on non-sporting causes. Increasingly, the most passionate voices belong to women. Take the recent basketball game between Seattle Storm and Chicago Sky. The team’s owners organised a pre-game rally in support of Planned Parenthood, the nonprofit that provides reproductive healthcare and whose funding is under perpetual attack from the Republican party and the Trump administration. Several players,…

On the Sport of Boxing – Parade

Saturday, July 29, 2017

I dislike the sport of boxing. I don’t like to see people punching each other with the goal of knocking their opponents out or down to the floor. Boxing often results in injuries, and it sometimes has adverse long-term effects, such as brain damage from repeated concussions. What do you think of boxing? Why do some people find it entertaining? —Charita Poe in Burke, Virginia I don’t like boxing, either,…

IN PHOTOS: Kuala Lumpur Sports City ready for 2017 Southeast Asian Games – Inquirer.net

Saturday, July 29, 2017

A vibrant sports hub awaits the region’s best athletes when Malaysia hosts the 2017 Southeast Asian Games from Aug. 19 to 30. Showcasing world-class infrastructure, the Kuala Lumpur Sports City boasts of a massive National Stadium at its heart. The multi-million project spearheaded by Malaysian Resources Corp. Berhad (MRCB) and Populous also features the refurbished National Aquatic Centre, the Axiata Arena, the National Hockey Stadium and a sprawling plaza. Photos…

NASCAR Drivers Entertain Fans At Pocono Raceway’s First “Fan Fest” – wnep.com

Saturday, July 29, 2017

TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP –NASCAR weekend is well underway in the Poconos with the Overton’s 400 set for this Sunday. Tonight, hundreds turned out for the first ever “Fan Fest” at Pocono Raceway where people got up close and personal with some drivers. “Are you guys ready to see some drivers up here?” yelled the MC. “Yeah!” the crowd yelled back. “I think that was a third of you, the people in…

Hall of Fame baseball Coach John Herbold has died – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, July 29, 2017

John Herbold, a Hall of Fame baseball coach who coached for 49 years at the college and high school level, died on Wednesday, Cal State Los Angeles announced. He was 88. Herbold was the head coach at CSLA for 21 years, winning 455 games from 1984-2004. He was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1998. At Long Beach Poly and Lakewood, he had a record…

NASCAR Drivers Entertain Fans At Pocono Raceway’s First “Fan Fest” – wnep.com

Saturday, July 29, 2017

TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP –NASCAR weekend is well underway in the Poconos with the Overton’s 400 set for this Sunday. Tonight, hundreds turned out for the first ever “Fan Fest” at Pocono Raceway where people got up close and personal with some drivers. “Are you guys ready to see some drivers up here?” yelled the MC. “Yeah!” the crowd yelled back. “I think that was a third of you, the people in…