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Sacked baseball coach: ‘It’s not gonna change’ – Cincinnati.com

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Western Hills baseball(Photo: Hannah Sparling) He fought. He lost. Now, the former Western Hills University High School baseball coach is urging his team to play without him. “Play on and keep fighting; that’s my message to them,” said Matt Phillips, who was initially fired Jan. 14. “You can be upset, which is fine. But you know, you have to move on when things happen in life.” Phillips, who still works security…

US Women’s Soccer Team Crushes Group in Olympic Qualifying – New York Times

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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Soccer referee shot and killed on field by player he red-carded – USA TODAY

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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Hockey is more than a game for terminally ill teen – WFAA.com

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Hockey is more than a game for terminally ill teen. (Photo: Katie Karels) COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. – The Minnesota hockey community and teams across the nation are rallying around a 15-year-old Cottage Grove hockey player, who recently learned his rare immune deficiency disease is…

The 3 least confusing teams in baseball – SB Nation

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

On Tuesday, we discussed the three most confusing teams in baseball. What are the Pirates, White Sox and Diamondbacks going to do in 2016? No idea. Two of them might meet in the NLCS. Two of them might meet in the World Series. Heck, three of them might meet in the World Series because baseball will always surprise you, can’t predict baseball, you never know about baseball. So on Wednesday,…

Sacked baseball coach: ‘It’s not gonna change’ – Cincinnati.com

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Western Hills baseball(Photo: Hannah Sparling) He fought. He lost. Now, the former Western Hills University High School baseball coach is urging his team to play without him. “Play on and keep fighting; that’s my message to them,” said Matt Phillips, who was initially fired Jan. 14. “You can be upset, which is fine. But you know, you have to move on when things happen in life.” Phillips, who still works security…

Would tweaked rules make baseball more fun for new generation of fans? – mySanAntonio.com

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Caption Close FILE – This June 18, 2002 file photo shows Cal Ripken Jr., right, owner of the Aberdeen IronBirds, and his brother, Bill, walking off the field with their mother, Vi, after she threw out the ceremomial first pitch prior to the team’s season-opening debut at the new Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Md. Police say Cal Ripken Jr.’s mother is safe after an armed man abducted her from her…

Fantasy Baseball 2016 Preview: Sleepers, Predictions and Position Rankings – Bleacher Report

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

At Least One Top-40 Pitcher Will Be Lost to Tommy John Surgery One of the benefits of drafting as close to Opening Day as possible is that one of your draft picks is less likely to fall victim to a devastating injury in spring training. Granted, there’s no way to predict when an injury will occur, but it’s far less painful when you lose a high draft pick to a…

Stricklin, Bulldogs look for turnaround in baseball – DawgNation

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

ATHENS — Georgia opens the 2016 baseball season with a three-game home series against Georgia Southern that starts Friday at Foley Field. The Bulldogs were 26-28 last season and finished last in the SEC East with a 10-19 league record. Here’s three things to know about this season: Stricklin looks for traction. Legendary philanthropist and Atlanta real estate tycoon Tom Cousins recently endowed Georgia’s head coaching position in the name…

N.J.’s battle for sports betting back in court today – NJ.com

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

TRENTON — As Gov. Chris Christie and state leaders continue to grapple with how to save Atlantic City, New Jersey will return to court Wednesday to resume its years-long push for something many say would help: legalized sports betting.  New Jersey state Sen. Ray Lesniak. (Star-Ledger file photo)  And this time, experts say, the state has a strong shot at winning.  Twelve judges on the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals will…

FOX Sports teams with NextVR to broadcast live sports in virtual reality – Fox News

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

It’s about to get easier for sports fans to score some pretty sweet seats and unique experience all-access passes to big events without leaving the couch. FoxNews.com has learned that FOX Sports and virtual reality production company NextVR have teamed up in a deal to produce and broadcast live sports in VR. “It’s important for us to be at the forefront of how sports fans are consuming content…

Sports Authority to close Sports Castle, 2 other metro Denver stores – The Denver Post

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Sports Authority is planning store closing sales for its Sports Castle in downtown Denver and at least two other locations in the region as part of plans to shutter about 140 stores, a source familiar with the company’s plans confirmed Wednesday. Sports Authority plans to close its locations at 1000 Broadway, 9000 E. Peakview Ave., in Greenwood Village, and the S.A. Elite store at the Twenty Ninth Street mall in…

Top 15 fantasy baseball relief pitchers – Newsday

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

3. Aroldis Chapman, New York Yankees (Credit: Getty Images/ Joe Robbins) Despite Aroldis Chapman‘s off-field issue during the offseason, GM Brian Cashman has said the Yankees will be going with the Cuban defector as their closer heading into the season. Chapman, who spent his first six seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, joined the Yankees in a five-player trade this offseason. Chapman had a 1.63 ERA, 1.146 WHIP and 33 saves…

Lindsey Vonn works out in body paint in Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition – Daily Mail

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Lindsey Vonn stripped off for Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition Olympic skiing champion was covered by nothing but paint for photoshoot UFC star Ronda Rousey was one of three cover stars for the special edition Caroline Wozniacki also strips off and poses in bodypaint for magazine Vonn teased her involvement, posing with Wozniacki for on Instagram   By Rory Brigstock-barron For Mailonline Published: 19:52 EST, 16 February 2016 | Updated: 09:06 EST, 17 February 2016…

N.J.’s battle for sports betting back in court today – NJ.com

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

TRENTON — As Gov. Chris Christie and state leaders continue to grapple with how to save Atlantic City, New Jersey will return to court Wednesday to resume its years-long push for something many say would help: legalized sports betting.  New Jersey state Sen. Ray Lesniak (Star-Ledger file photo)  And this time, experts say, the state has a strong shot at winning.  The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral…

Hockey is more than a game for terminally ill teen – KARE

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Hockey is more than a game for terminally ill teen. (Photo: Katie Karels) COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. – The Minnesota hockey community and teams across the nation are rallying around a 15-year-old Cottage Grove hockey player, who recently learned his rare immune deficiency disease is…

NASCAR’s charter system means changes to driver contracts – ESPN

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

7:26 PM ET print DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Drivers and teams have spent the past couple of weeks trying to learn about the new NASCAR charter system. Not only do they need to know the financial details to do budgets, they need to learn how to restructure drivers so they get paid similar to what their contracts had called for under the old system. In the past, the entry blank…