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Why baseball WAG’s more excited about trade than husband – New York Post

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Expect David DeJesus’ wife, Kim, to wave a “Welcome to Los Angeles” banner the moment he touches down at LAX. Ahead of Friday’s trade deadline, the Tampa Bay Rays outfielder was shipped off to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, much to the delight of his social-savvy spouse. @David_DeJesus3 is officially an Angel!!!!!!! And I’m officially in heaven!!!!!!!!!! — Kim DeJesus (@KimDeJesus9) July 28, 2015 Is it possible to die of…

More Molestation Charges for Cooper City Baseball Coach – NBC 6 South Florida

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Cooper City youth baseball coach is facing more molestation charges after a second alleged victim came forward, authorities said. David Solomon, 47, is facing two counts lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim under 12, according to a Broward County Sheriff’s Office arrest report…

Colonia baseball star Mike Wilson commits to Stony Brook – MyCentralJersey.com

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Michael Wilson, a rising senior from Colonia High School, has made a nonbinding commitment to continue his baseball career at Stony Brook University. “I’m really excited for him and very proud of him,” said Colonia baseball coach Vinny Esposito, who noted that Wilson also had offers from Marist and St. Peter’s and was being recruited by other schools including Rutgers. “I expressed to him that as the summer went along…

The Newest Job in Sports: Videogame Coach – Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Like many team coaches, Mark Zimmerman oversees practice sessions, analyzes game footage and makes sure his players get along. Only his players use keyboards, not muscle, as they compete in videogame contests with the hope of reaching lucrative championship matches that draw thousands of spectators to arenas and millions more online. Last spring, 6,200 students from 460 colleges in the U.S. and Canada participated in…

Dick’s Expands ‘Sports Matter’ Campaign in Second Year – AdAge.com

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ad Age LookBook Learn more For a group of kids in Harlem, lacrosse has become a lifestyle. Depicted in two new national spots from Dick’s Sporting Goods set to premiere on Wednesday, the Harlem lacrosse team has become the latest beneficiary of the retailer’s program, Sports Matter. In 2014, the program began as an effort to promote awareness and funds for youth sports in the U.S. In it’s second year,…

LA’s Mayor Garcetti is mum on financial pledge for 2024 Olympics – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

With Los Angeles’ hopes of hosting the 2024 Summer Games unexpectedly revived, Mayor Eric Garcetti must soon decide whether he is willing to accept the sort of financial risks that his counterpart in Boston — the U.S. Olympic Committee’s first choice of host city — balked at this week. Olympic officials insist that a host city pledge to cover cost overruns or revenue shortfalls associated with the Games. Boston Mayor…

Mexico’s Soccer Coach Loses Job After Allegedly Punching Reporter – NPR

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

i The Guardian describes Mexico’s fired coach, Miguel Herrera, as “combustible.” Matt Rourke/AP hide caption itoggle caption Matt Rourke/AP The Guardian describes Mexico’s fired coach, Miguel Herrera, as “combustible.” Matt Rourke/AP Mexico’s soccer coach, Miguel Herrera, has been fired after allegations that he punched a TV reporter. According to The Guardian, Herrera allegedly punched TV reporter Christian Martinoli while waiting in the TSA line at the Philadelphia airport on Monday….

How Groningen invented a cycling template for cities all over the world – The Guardian

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Traffic lights with rain sensors to give quicker priority to cyclists on wet days … Heated cycle paths so cyclists won’t slip during bouts of frost … This might sound like science fiction to you, but in the Dutch city of Groningen it will soon be everyday reality. The inhabitants of this lively northern university city regard their homestead as the cycling capital of the Netherlands. They might very well…

Chicago a finalist to host hockey’s 2018 World Junior Championship – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Rocky Wirtz’s dream of bringing the World Junior Championships, one of hockey’s most prestigious events, to Chicago is a step closer to becoming a reality. lRelated Chicago Blackhawks Champion Blackhawks’ attention now shifts to next season See all related USA Hockey announced Tuesday that Chicago is among five finalists to host the 2018 event, along with Buffalo, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Tampa. The annual championship features the top male hockey…

Rio Olympics organisers face pollution ‘challenges’, says IOC president – The Guardian

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, has admitted that organisers of next year’s Games in Rio de Janeiro face serious challenges over cleaning up the bay where the sailing competitions are due to be held. Sailors in Guanabara Bay have reported worrying amounts of rubbish and pollution, including discarded furniture and floating animal carcasses. The state government has already admitted it will not be able to meet its original…

Tiny Haverford College an Unlikely Pipeline to Major League Baseball’s Front … – New York Times

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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Chicago a finalist to host hockey’s 2018 World Junior Championship – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Rocky Wirtz’s dream of bringing the World Junior Championships, one of hockey’s most prestigious events, to Chicago is a step closer to becoming a reality. lRelated Chicago Blackhawks Champion Blackhawks’ attention now shifts to next season See all related USA Hockey announced Tuesday that Chicago is among five finalists to host the 2018 event, along with Buffalo, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Tampa. The annual championship features the top male hockey…

Mexico’s Soccer Coach Loses Job After Allegedly Punching Reporter – NPR

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

i The Guardian describes Mexico’s fired coach, Miguel Herrera, as “combustible.” Matt Rourke/AP hide caption itoggle caption Matt Rourke/AP The Guardian describes Mexico’s fired coach, Miguel Herrera, as “combustible.” Matt Rourke/AP Mexico’s soccer coach, Miguel Herrera, has been fired after allegations that he punched a TV reporter. According to The Guardian, Herrera allegedly punched TV reporter Christian Martinoli while waiting in the TSA line at the Philadelphia airport on Monday….

‘The Olympics are dead’: Does anyone want to be a host city any more? – The Guardian

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The reason Boston’s residents didn’t want to be Athens is the same reason the residents of Oslo or Krakow or Stockholm don’t want to be Athens. Hosting an Olympics is a corporate sinkhole sucking billions of dollars and a city’s future into a bottomless abyss of excess. The internet is clogged with slide shows of empty, broken, useless stadiums built in the euphoria of a coming Olympics or World Cup…

Could Boston bid for another Olympics? – Boston Globe

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Boston 2024 is dead. So what about Boston 2028? Boston 2032? Boston 2064? At the moment, it may seem unlikely — even impossible — that Boston would ever again entertain the idea of hosting an Olympics. Continue reading below But numerous other cities have at first failed, only to later try again. And experts say a future bid for Boston is not out of the question, given the right circumstances….

Tiny Haverford College an Unlikely Pipeline to Major League Baseball’s Front … – New York Times

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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Computerized Umpire Calls Shots At San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Game – CBS Local

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — The San Rafael Pacifics are no strangers to promotions, but a computerized umpire being showcased Tuesday could offer a glimpse into the future of baseball. The Pacifics hosted the first professional game played with a computer calling balls and strikes. Home plate umpire Dean Poteet didn’t move much during the game.  He called fair and foul balls, but not balls or strikes. “They told me to…

A’s talking about business side of baseball after wave of trades – aParently Speaking

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Brett Lawrie was one of many A’s to talk about the business side of the game Tuesday after three trades in five days. There’s nothing like an unpopular trade to get players to talk about how “baseball is a business.’’ When that phrase is uttered, it’s a good bet the player is going for the easiest justification. And when there have been three trades in five days as has…

Cockroft a fixture in area high school baseball – Lansing State Journal

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Larry Cockroft(Photo: Submitted photo) It’s been more than 20 years since Larry Cockroft retired from coaching baseball. Still, he remains a key figure in high school baseball in mid-Michigan. Cockroft has helped make sure the Dean Shippey Diamond Classic has remained one of the area’s signature sporting events for the last 19 years. And his involvement with the Classic has been part of more than five decades in high school…

Legion baseball: Post 54 lands Class AAA state tourney – Marshfield News-Herald

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Legion baseball(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) MARSHFIELD – Mark Decker had no blueprint to follow last fall when he addressed the Wisconsin American Legion Baseball Board with a presentation to host the 2016 Class AAA state tournament. The last time Marshfield Post 54 served as host to the state tournament was 1990. Whatever selling points used a quarter of a century ago had either been lost or rendered archaic. Decker sought and…