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Did 1994 Sports Illustrated issue foreshadow 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame class? – NJ.com

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Sports fans are always looking for the next big thing, hoping on a special young player and attempting to foreshadow all-time greatness before credentials dictate that moniker. ALSO: Why Tim Raines deserves Hall of Fame nod Every once in a while, that approach works and the future can be predicted or inferred based on the trajectory of a special group of players. With the announcement of the 2016 Baseball Hall of…

Clay Helton Named 2015 LA Sports Council Coach Of Year – University of Southern California Official Athletic Site

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Jan. 6, 2016 Clay Helton, who in 2015 went from USC’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach to interim head coach to being named Troy’s permanent head coach, was selected as the 2015 Coach of the Year by the Los Angeles Sports Council. He will be honored at the 11th Annual LA Sports Awards, which will be held on Feb. 25 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Recent winners of the Sports…

Lincoln planning board votes against proposed 101-acre sports complex – Charlotte Observer

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Plans for a 101-acre sports training and event complex in Lincolnton were dealt a setback after the Lincoln County Planning Board voted against the project this week. A group of businessmen led by former NASCAR team owner Brittan Schnell wants to build the indoor and outdoor complex at the former White House Foods manufacturing site off U.S. 321 North. Whitehouse Extreme Sports Park would include a school and dormitory, motocross…

Super Bowl vs. youth soccer league: Judge declines to block field’s use as NFL … – San Jose Mercury News

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

SANTA CLARA — In a blow to the youth sports community, a judge on Tuesday denied the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League’s request to temporarily kick the NFL out of a soccer park next to Levi’s Stadium — the latest salvo in what’s become an all-out legal war pitting soccer parents against the city and the NFL just one month before the Super Bowl lands in the Bay Area. The…

Baseball Hall of Fame announcement: LIVE updates, analysis of 2016 class – NJ.com

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Get ready to complain! As the Baseball Writers’ Association of America unveils the 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame class, debate is sure to ensue. As in most years, the aftermath of the reveal will include snubs, a look ahead to 2017 and the honoring of names headed to Cooperstown in July. Did 1994 SI issue foreshadow 2016 HOF class? With Ken Griffey Jr. the only lock (perhaps with historical context) and former…

Sport needs an ethical revolution – The Hindu

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Sports fans all over the world have never had it so good. If a person is willing to forego a bit of sleep and take a few days off from work, he or she can watch live sports round the clock, unless the person is too choosy about what to watch. What is more, with the omnipresence of the new media — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram — not only does the…

Is Ronda Rousey posing naked for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue? – Daily Mail

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Ronda Rousey dazzled in the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue She was shot on Captiva Island by famous photographer Walter Iooss Jr SI Swimsuit editor MJ Day shared a behind-the-scenes photo on Tuesday Rousey’s derriere appears to be the subject of Day’s Instagram post during the publication’s current, exotic body paint shoot See more news on Ronda Rousey and her Sports Illustrated cover  By John Downes For Mailonline Published: 06:02…

How the Baseball Hall of Fame Was Founded – TIME

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

More What FIFA Can Learn From the Biggest Scandal in Baseball History How Night Games Changed Baseball History On Wednesday, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America will announce the inductees for the 2016 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame. The new additions will join a list that has been growing since Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson made up the first class, in 1936….

How the Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Turns Fans Into Suckers – New York Times

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

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Photo appears to show Ronda Rousey in body paint for ‘Sports Illustrated’ – For The Win

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

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Founded as a sports site, USA Today’s FTW finds other interests – Digiday

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Focus is rare among publishers looking to grow. The push to attract more readers and a wider base of advertisers means publishers are tempted to expand beyond the subjects they covered at launch. Consider Business Insider, which began as a site covering the New York City tech scene; Mashable, which initially focused on social media; and The Verge, which started out covering gadgets but has branched out into culture, science and transportation….

Column: Want a Glimpse of Sports’ Future in 2016? – ABC News

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Underdogs had their days, plenty of them, in 2015: Leicester City snapping at the heels of England’s Premier League giants, Japan beating South Africa at the rugby World Cup, Roberta Vinci derailing Serena Williams‘ drive for a calendar year Grand Slam. All of which showed that the only solid prediction to be made about sports is to expect the unexpected. But that won’t stop us from trying. Here, for fun…

Santa Clara: A judge denies soccer league’s request to kick out NFL — again – San Jose Mercury News

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

SANTA CLARA — In a blow to the youth sports community, a judge on Tuesday denied the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League’s request to temporarily kick the NFL out of a soccer park next to Levi’s Stadium — the latest salvo in what’s become an all-out legal war pitting soccer parents against the city and the NFL just one month before the Super Bowl lands in the Bay Area. The…

Baseball’s Hall Of Fame Is Stuck In The ’60s – FiveThirtyEight

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Last month, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced that nobody was elected in this round of Pre-Integration Era Committee balloting — the second straight year that one of the Hall’s era-based Veterans Committees failed to induct a player from before 1973. Nobody elected on pre-integration ballot. Silly to have an exclusive Vet committee for the most overrepresented part of baseball history. — Dan Szymborski (@DSzymborski) December 7, 2015 We don’t…

Browns | Baseball executive DePodesta is hired as ‘strategy officer’ – Columbus Dispatch

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

CLEVELAND — The Browns have made an out-of-the-batter’s box hire. Owner Jimmy Haslam has brought in Paul DePodesta, a baseball executive and analytics expert with 20 years of major league experience, to be the team’s new chief strategy officer. Haslam, who fired coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer on Sunday night after a 3-13 season, pulled DePodesta away from the New York Mets to help the Browns’ organization…

Baseball Hall of Fame selections: The Daily News ballots – New York Daily News

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images Ken Griffey Jr. is on every Daily News Hall of Fame ballot. JOHN HARPER: Among those who already have revealed their Hall of Fame ballots, there seems to be a change, to some degree, in the thinking toward Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, baseball’s most notorious steroids users. The rationale seems to be either that they were Hall of Famers before…

Rose Is Banned From Baseball, But What About Accused Steroid Users? – NPR

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

i Pete Rose appears at an autograph signing event last month in Las Vegas. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred rejected Rose’s plea for reinstatement of the league, citing his continued gambling and evidence that he bet on games when he was playing for the Cincinnati Reds. Without reinstatement, Rose can’t be elected to the Hall of Fame. John Locher/AP hide caption toggle caption John Locher/AP Pete Rose appears at an autograph…

Santa Clara: A judge denies soccer league’s request to kick out NFL — again – San Jose Mercury News

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

SANTA CLARA — In a blow to the youth sports community, a judge on Tuesday denied the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League’s request to temporarily kick the NFL out of a soccer park next to Levi’s Stadium — the latest salvo in what’s become an all-out legal war pitting soccer parents against the city and the NFL just one month before the Super Bowl lands in the Bay Area. The…

France talks ownership structure, Chase on MRN – Nascar

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

NASCAR Chairman & CEO Brian France said Tuesday that the potential for a new ownership structure in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series would help competing teams “participate in a more meaningful way with NASCAR.”   France’s remarks came during a preseason edition of MRN Radio’s long-running “NASCAR Live” program, hosted by Eli Gold.   The NASCAR chairman said the sanctioning body has had productive meetings with team owners over the past…