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Andy Murray wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year award – BBC News

Monday, December 21, 2015

Media playback is not supported on this device Murray wins Sports Personality of the Year Andy Murray has been voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for the second time in three years. The 2013 winner helped make history by guiding Britain’s tennis team to a first Davis Cup victory for 79 years. Rugby League star Kevin Sinfield was runner-up, with heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill third. The Scot won 361,446…

Changes ahead next year in Review-Journal Sports, from staff to daily notebooks – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Monday, December 21, 2015

When I arrived here as Sports Editor about three months ago, I quickly found the Las Vegas sports landscape was unlike any other. No other U.S. market has so much interest in sports betting and mixed martial arts. No other market has so many “one-off” events because, after all, this is Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world. But like every other market in the country, the sports landscape…

James Hird takes aim at ‘power and greed’ in sport administration – The Age

Sunday, December 20, 2015

More video Recommended Odell Beckham Jr rocks Christmas cleats Hird back with swipe at AFL Khawaja hits brilliant T20 century Roar leave it late to down Mariners Why you can’t keep your cricket ball Replay video Hird back with swipe at AFL The AFL still has a problem with tolerance of other points of view, James Hird told ABC Radio National’s The Ticket. Courtesy ABC. PT1M21S 620 349 James Hird’s…

Andy Murray wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 – as it happened! – The Guardian

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Hello, and welcome to a Sports Personality of the Year award show with a difference. One nominee has generated column miles for reasons unrelated to sport. Hint: it’s not Adam Peaty. Opinions are a bit like SPOTY nominations – everyone’s got one. So for what it’s worth, here’s mine. Tyson Fury achieved something remarkable in his sport this year, and his addition to the shortlist was no great surprise. The…

James Hird takes aim at ‘power and greed’ in sport administration – The Age

Sunday, December 20, 2015

More video Recommended Odell Beckham Jr rocks Christmas cleats Hird back with swipe at AFL Khawaja hits brilliant T20 century Roar leave it late to down Mariners Why you can’t keep your cricket ball Replay video Hird back with swipe at AFL The AFL still has a problem with tolerance of other points of view, James Hird told ABC Radio National’s The Ticket. Courtesy ABC. PT1M21S 620 349 James Hird’s…

Gary Lineker slices hand open on Sports Personality of the Year trophy as co … – Daily Mail

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Gary Lineker is presenting Sports Personality of the Year in Belfast  Lineker carried main award on to the stage to start proceedings on Sunday  While walking out, the former footballer cut his hand on the trophy  Co-host Gabby Logan joked that Lineker ‘literally bleeds for the BBC’  By Ben Nagle for MailOnline Published: 14:52 EST, 20 December 2015 | Updated: 16:04 EST, 20 December 2015 176 View comments BBC Sports…

Baseball Has a New Policy on Netting, but There’s a Catch – New York Times

Sunday, December 20, 2015

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Cuba baseball tour organizers see it as good start to addressing defection issues – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, December 20, 2015

The story of Yasiel Puig‘s escape from Cuba reads like a crime thriller, complete with speedboats, kidnappings, betrayal, drug kingpens and murder. So like most baseball fans, Dan Halem was appalled the first time he heard it. But unlike most fans, Halem, as Major League Baseball‘s chief legal officer, had the power to do something about it. “The trafficking issue has been very eye-opening,” he said. “It’s not transparent to…

Baseball Has a New Policy on Netting, but There’s a Catch – New York Times

Sunday, December 20, 2015

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Other countries are scouting young US soccer talent – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, December 20, 2015

When Brad Friedel was growing up in suburban Cleveland a generation ago, youth soccer was more an afterthought than an organized activity. “There was nothing there,” he remembers. So he was a bit surprised when he moved back to the U.S. after spending most of the last 20 years playing in the English Premier League. “The entire landscape and scope of what soccer is today doesn’t compare, doesn’t even look…

Happy Holidays: Let’s open some baseball cards – CBSSports.com

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Because it is winter and there is no baseball here, this scribe is going to look at some baseball cards in lieu of looking at actual baseball. So come with us, won’t you? As was the case last time out, this trove of earthly delights was gifted to us by thinking man’s thinking man Eric Kay. Behold … Now let us explore not only the dungeons but also the dragons…

To keep Rose out of a proudly flawed Baseball Hall is petty – SFGate

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Caption Close COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — To walk through the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s museum is to realize that the old scamp Pete Rose is already in the house. There’s his Cincinnati Reds uniform, No. 14. There’s a video of his 4,192nd hit, which broke the record of Ty Cobb. There’s a discussion of Rose’s gambling jones, replete with a smart use of social media and dueling quotes. All that’s…

Baseball Has a New Policy on Netting, but There’s a Catch – New York Times

Sunday, December 20, 2015

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Baseball Has a New Policy on Netting, but There’s a Catch – New York Times

Saturday, December 19, 2015

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An ‘Eggcorn’ or a Pet Peeve, Part of the Sports Lexicon – New York Times

Saturday, December 19, 2015

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Jimmy Hill: Former Match of the Day presenter dies aged 87 – BBC News

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Former Match of the Day presenter Jimmy Hill, one of English football’s most influential figures, died on Saturday at the age of 87. As chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association, he led the campaign for the scrapping of maximum wages for professional footballers. He played 297 games for Fulham and was later manager and chairman at Coventry. Hill – diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2008…

Seven impressions from running with the Moto 360 Sport (hands-on) – CNET

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Motorola’s fitness-focused smartwatch, the Moto 360 Sport, arrived at our office this week. The watch is available now in the UK for £219 and will arrive in the US on January 7 for $299. We will have a full review with extensive testing in early January, but in the meantime I wanted to share with you some early impressions. Hands-on with the Moto 360 Sport (pictures) See full gallery GPS…

Who will win BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015? – BBC News

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Image copyright BBC Sport Image caption BBC Sports Personality of the Year award 12 sportsmen and women are fighting for votes to win this years BBC Sports Personality Of The Year 2015 award. The winner will be revealed during a live show in Belfast tomorrow, Sunday, 20 December. Previous winners include F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton, Tennis ace Andy Murray, top cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins, and footballer David Beckham. Here’s a…

TV personality Colleen Dominguez sues Fox Sports 1, says boss texted her … – New York Daily News

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for ESPY Colleen Dominguez of ESPN interviews Chris Bosh at the 2010 ESPY Awards. LOS ANGELES – TV personality Colleen Dominguez alleges that Fox Sports 1, her employer for more than a year, was guilty of age and gender discrimination when it withheld assignments and refused to air those she initiated on her own. In a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court…