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Sports TV listings for Sunday May 28 – Roanoke Times

Sunday, May 28, 2017

AUTO RACING 8 a.m.: WSLS, Formula One, Monaco Grand Prix, at Monte Carlo, Monaco (prerace show at 7:30 a.m.) Noon: WSET, IndyCar Series, Indianapolis 500, at Indianapolis (prerace show at 11 a.m.) 6 p.m.: WFXR, NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, Coca-Cola 600, at Concord, N.C. (prerace show at 5:30 p.m.) COLLEGE BASEBALL Noon: ESPN2, ACC championship, at Louisville, Ky. Noon: ESPN3.com, Southern Conference championship, at Greenville,…

A-Rod Signs With ABC News, Expanding TV Presence Beyond Sports – Deadline

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Following the trail blazed by athletes like Michael Strahan, who parlayed a successful NFL career into a thriving run as a news personality, Alex Rodriguez has made a deal with ABC News, Deadline has confirmed. The former New York Yankees slugger will have a contributor role and appear occasionally on shows like Good Morning America, World News Tonight and Nightline, according to a source with knowledge of the deal. Rodriguez,…

Sports Business Journal apologizes for CAA tweet – New York Post

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sports Business Journal, the well-respected sports industry bible, sent out a tweet congratulating talent agency CAA for both winning one of its annual awards for “best talent representation” — and for sponsoring the publication’s “World Congress of Sports” event. The magazine, realizing how it might appear that CAA was being rewarded for its sponsorship, promptly apologized for the “poorly worded and inappropriate tweet,” sent out on Wednesday night. “Award winners…

Brandon Jacobs rips Jim Harbaugh: ‘He didn’t know what he was doing’ with 49ers – CBSSports.com

Sunday, May 28, 2017

If there is one inescapable truism from the Jim Harbaugh era with the 49ers, it’s this: Jim Harbaugh knew what he was doing. Harbaugh went 44-19-1 in his four years with San Francisco, taking the team to three NFC Championship Games and generally looking like one of the most valuable coaches in the league. Good luck finding someone who thinks that Harbaugh wasn’t good at his job. Oh, wait, it…

An innocent picture and why sport matters more than ever – Daily Mail

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Just after midday on Monday, a stranger sent me a tweet. It was a link to a newspaper article that had appeared some time in 1970. In the middle of the spread, which was in a section called TV Talk, there was a photograph of my mum and dad and me. Beside it was an interview with my mum about her role as Miss Nugent in Coronation Street. I was…

Sports TV listings for Saturday May 27 – Roanoke Times

Sunday, May 28, 2017

ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE 7 p.m.: CBS Sports Network, Cleveland at Baltimore AUTO RACING 8 a.m.: NBC Sports Network, Formula One, Monaco Grand Prix, qualifying, at Monte Carlo, Monaco 9 a.m.: Fox Sports 1, NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, Coca-Cola 600, practice, at Concord, N.C. 10 a.m.: Fox Sports 1, NASCAR Xfinity Series, Hisense 4K TV 300, qualifying, at Concord, N.C. 11:30 a.m.: Fox Sports 1, NASCAR…

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea – BBC Sport

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea Arsene Wenger secured his record seventh FA Cup final win as Arsenal produced a magnificent display to win a Wembley thriller against 10-man Chelsea. Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal the lead in contentious fashion after only four minutes, when referee Antony Taylor overruled his assistant after he had flagged for offside against Aaron Ramsey. The Premier League champions also…

Pro12 final: Munster 22-46 Scarlets – BBC Sport

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Media playback is not supported on this device Scarlets celebrate Pro12 final win Scarlets won the Pro12 title for the first time since 2004 as they produced a brilliant display to defeat Munster in the Dublin decider. The Welsh side surged clear with tries from Liam Williams, Steff Evans, Gareth Davies and Tadhg Beirne. Tyler Bleyendaal touched down as Munster trailed 29-10 at the break. DTH van der Merwe added…

California woman sues Jelly Belly Candy claiming beans were full of sugar – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, May 27, 2017

A San Bernardino County woman has filed suit against the Jelly Belly Candy Co. claiming that she was duped into buying and eating sugar-filled jelly beans when she thought she was devouring performance-enhancing “Sport Beans” instead. Jessica Gomez filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Fairfield, Calif.-based candy company in March, claiming they mislabeled sugar on the product’s list of ingredients. She is asking for damages, restitution and a court…

Lewis Hamilton 14th as Kimi Raikkonen takes Monaco GP pole – BBC Sport

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix is on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website and app Kimi Raikkonen is on pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton took 14th at Formula 1’s biggest race. The 37-year-old Finn is at the front of the grid for the first time in nine years – his last pole was the 2008 French Grand Prix. Raikkonen edged out…

Fred Funk responds to USA TODAY Sports column – USA TODAY

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Fred Funk(Photo: Rob Carr, Getty Images) Fred Funk, an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour who now plays on the Legends Tour, took issue with a recent column by USA TODAY Sports’ Christine Brennan, and on Friday posted a response on Morningread.com. Brennan’s column — published Wednesday online — focused primarily on the ties between President Trump and the Senior PGA Championship, which is being played at Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Va. She quoted Funk from…

Third go-round for Warriors-Cavaliers a rarity in sports – Chicago Sun-Times

Saturday, May 27, 2017

It never happened between Magic Johnson’s Lakers and Larry Bird’s Celtics. Same for Michael Jordan and Karl Malone or Jerry West and Bill Russell. While there have been 14 rematches in NBA Finals history, this year’s meeting between LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors will be the first trilogy in league history. After the Warriors beat the Cavs for their first title in 40 years in…

K2 Sports, other sports brands sold to private equity firm – The Seattle Times

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Hoboken, N.J.-based consumer-goods giant Newell Brands is selling its winter-sports businesses, which include Seattle-based K2 Sports ski-maker and Ride snowboards. The new owner will be New York-based private equity firm Kohlberg & Company. The $240 million deal is expected to close late in the second quarter or early in the third quarter. K2 and Ride could not be reached for comments or details on how the transaction will affect the…

Best Sports Stadiums – The Onion (satire)

Saturday, May 27, 2017

As Detroit prepares to demolish and say goodbye to the storied Joe Louis Arena, Onion Sports examines some of the greatest stadiums of all time. Has been selected by The Saginaw News as the best 100,000-plus-seat venue in Washtenaw County for 13 consecutive years. Grunts travel up to 150 percent faster on clay courts than hard courts, making the home of the French Open a favorite among ATP pros. The…

Sports Tech Company Acquired After Raising $24 Million – Forbes

Friday, May 26, 2017

Krossover founder Vasu Kulkarni says his company’s exit is a pretty good sign for the sports tech world. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images for AWXII) Sports video analysis and statistics company Krossover has been acquired by Dallas-based Blue Star Sports, a company linked to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and focused on building sports management software. The acquisition comes after Krossover, an eight year old company, has raised over $24 million…

In e-sports, it’s the bosses who are rallying for a union – Los Angeles Times

Friday, May 26, 2017

With threats of strikes and retaliatory layoffs, and no shortage of sniping on social media, a battle last winter had the stamps of a modern-day union war. Thing is, the workers weren’t even unionized. Professional video game players fumed at their team owner for going against his word, at least that’s how they saw it. They successfully leveraged the prospect of a strike to get out of his grip. And…

Bernardo Silva: Manchester City complete £43m deal for Monaco midfielder – BBC Sport

Friday, May 26, 2017

Bernardo Silva was a key part of the Monaco team who won the French Ligue 1 and reached the Champions League semi-finals this season Manchester City have completed a £43m deal for Portugal attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva from French champions Monaco. The 22-year-old, who will join City on 1 July, said: “I’m now at one of the best teams in the world”. Silva has made 58 appearances for Monaco this…

Sky Sports News pays tribute to presenter David Bobin who passed away aged 71 – Mirror.co.uk

Friday, May 26, 2017

Former Sky Sports News presenter David Bobin passed away on Wednesday aged 71 as colleagues paid tribute to a man they lovingly knew as ‘Mighty Oak’. Bobin became a well known face on the sports channel having joined Sky back in 1993 where he fronted the channel’s Spanish football coverage before moving across to the news channel. The news of his passing has come as a major shock to his…

The best 11 Serie A players, with a twist – FOXSports.com

Friday, May 26, 2017

Usually, picking a league best XI means the majority of players selected will likely come from a select few teams at the top of the table. It stands to reason that the best teams likely had the best performers, and teams of the year logically follow that reasoning. Very often that means some extremely deserving players miss out though. This time, we’re doing our team of the year a bit…