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Yogi Berra remembered for more than baseball – The Seattle Times

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — A gold catcher’s mitt was placed on top of his remains. But on a day filled with stories from a lifetime in baseball, Yogi Berra was remembered for being more than one of the game’s greats. He was the man who served his country courageously on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day in 1944. He was the man who delighted in the joys of family and someone…

Stephen J. Nesbitt’s Pirates baseball chat transcript: 9.29.15 – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Stephen J. Nesbitt: Thanks for dropping by today’s Pirates chat. It’s raining cats and dogs in Pittsburgh, and the Cardinals are on the verge of clinching another N.L. Central title. We’ll see if the Pirates can stop them.  Dufy Dyer: What’ the mood in the lockerroom after yet another tough loss to STL especially after leaving so many runners stranded? …

Forbes’ list of 400 Richest Americans carries heavy sports accent – ESPN

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

0 Shares Print Forbes released its annual list of 400 Richest Americans, and not surprisingly, many prominent figures in sports made the cut. Nike co-founder Phil Knight made his way into the top 20 for the first time in 18 years, thanks to the meteoric rise in the company’s stock. With a real-time net worth of $26 billion on Tuesday morning, Knight is the 15th richest American, according to the…

How ESPN plans to deal with college football games running longer – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Photo: Associated Press THE NOISE REPORTSI.com examines some of the week’s biggest sports media stories. 1. The NFL has formed an unlikely partnership with a pair of Brits mostly known for soccer. The trio of NFL Films, Yahoo! and the Men In Blazers of soccer podcast and NBCSN fame will join forces to produce a behind-the-scenes look at the meeting in London on Oct. 25 between the Bills and Jaguars….

FIFA Bars Jack Warner, a Former Executive, From Soccer Activities – New York Times

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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Referee pulls out gun in Brazil amateur league soccer match (Video) – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The home of the beautiful game is also where soccer sometimes shows itself at its ugliest. Brazil has given us some of the prettiest soccer we’ve ever seen and some of the sport’s most delightful players. But it’s also a place where fan violence still rears its ugly head regularly. Brazil gave us the most horrific soccer story in recent memory. In June 2013, a 19-year-old player got injured in…

Republican candidate Ben Carson tells NASCAR fans Confederate flag OK – Sports Illustrated

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson thinks NASCAR fans should be allowed to fly Confederate flags on private property, he said at an event with racing legend Richard Petty on Monday. The controversy surrounding the flag and NASCAR reached a peak this summer when racing fans continued to fly the flag in the wake of a racially motivated killing in Charleston, S.C., when nine black churchgoers were murdered by a white…

Army vet shot after baseball game may never walk again – New York Post

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

An Army vet may never walk again after he was shot in the back while leaving a St. Louis Cardinals home game on Friday. Christopher Sanna, 43, was struck in his liver, spine and lungs, according to KMOV. His mother, Candis Sanna, posted on a GoFundMe page on Sunday that “surgeons have confirmed that his spinal injury cannot be repaired.” “They said he could eventually get a little feeling back,…

Forbes’ list of 400 Richest Americans carries heavy sports accent – ESPN

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

0 Shares Print Forbes released its annual list of 400 Richest Americans, and not surprisingly, many prominent figures in sports made the cut. Nike co-founder Phil Knight made his way into the top 20 for the first time in 18 years, thanks to the meteoric rise in the company’s stock. With a real-time net worth of $26 billion on Tuesday morning, Knight is the 15th richest American, according to the…

MTV extreme sports star killed in Calif. skydiving accident – Fox News

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Erik Roner overlooks the Las Vegas strip as he prepares for base jumping off The Signature at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on Wednesday June 1, 2011 in Las Vegas. (Jeff Bottari/AP Images for Nitro Circus Live) SQUAW VALLEY, Calif. –  An extreme sports and MTV star skydiving for the opening ceremony of a golf event in Northern California died when he struck a tree Monday, authorities said. Placer…

CBS Sports 128: Georgia, LSU trending up; SEC with five of top 15 – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CBS Sports 128: 1-25 | 26-128 The top of the CBS Sports 128 did not see much change over the weekend. Ohio State retained the lead spot with Ole Miss still at No. 2; Notre Dame, Michigan State, Georgia, UCLA and Baylor did a five-team shuffle from spots 3-8, and TCU still sits a step back from what our voting panel sees as the top tier of teams in the…

MTV Extreme Sports Star Erik Roner Dies After Hitting Tree During Skydive – NBCNews.com

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

More than 100 people watched in horror as MTV star and extreme sports athlete Erik Roner was killed when hitting a tree while skydiving in California. The 39-year-old was part of a three-man parachute team performing at a charity golf tournament in Olympic Valley, near Lake Tahoe, on Monday morning. Witnesses said he was off-target on his descent, according to a statement from Nitro Circus, the extreme sports company and…