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President Trump is still tweeting about sports – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

President Trump is sticking to sports. (Brynn Anderson/AP) At some point, it will be news when President Trump does not tweet about the NFL or sports in general. But he got back on that horse Tuesday morning, once again bringing up the NFL’s television ratings plus the events that preceded Monday night’s football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones locked arms and knelt with…

The World’s Most Powerful Sports Agents 2017 – Forbes – Forbes

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Agent Scott Boras, right, with Royce Lewis, baseball’s No. 1 overall draft pick, and Derek Falvey, the Minnesota Twins’ chief baseball officer, on June 17. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) While baseball may be America’s pastime, Europe’s beautiful game ― soccer ― has also produced some of the world’s biggest contracts for athletes and created handsome commissions for the agents who negotiated them. Indeed, eight of the top 10 spots in this…

World Rugby criticises call for scrum and tackle ban in school sport – The Guardian

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

World Rugby has criticised the claims in a study calling for tackling and scrums to be banned in school sport. Allyson Pollock and Graham Kirkwood from the Institute of Health at Newcastle University argued in the British Medical Journal that most injuries in youth rugby occur due to the collision elements of the game. The pair called for “harmful contact” to be prohibited on school playing fields. Removing collision from…

How the National Anthem Got Tangled Up With American Sports – Politico

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Listen to President Donald Trump, or any one weighing in after more than 200 NFL players took a knee during the Star Spangled Banner on Sunday, and you might think that there’s a very simple right and wrong way to listen to the national anthem, or register our objections to it. The truth is, though, that the history of playing the Star-Spangled Banner at American sporting events is complicated. While…

The World’s Most Valuable Sports Agencies 2017 – Forbes – Forbes

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

CAA CAA lands an incredible 11 agents on this year’s most powerful list, including, from left, No. 21 Jimmy Sexton, No. 9 Pat Brisson, No. 41 Aaron Mintz, No. 44 Steven Heumann and No. 16 Nez Balelo. With escalating media rights deals, rising salary caps and massive infusions of cash into professional sports leagues, athletes’ contracts are bigger than ever, and the sports agency business is booming. The firms featured in Forbes’…

Politics in Sports Is As American As Racism – Slate Magazine

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

I would say that white people clearly believed something like that and promoted that ideology around sports in the United States. I would say black people believed it too, but they believed it for different reasons. They believed it because OK, in sports, if I’m given the fair opportunity, I can show what I can do because it was the belief by both parties, for a long time, that sport…

The Sports Arena Has Always Been A Venue For Protest – Forbes

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 24: Members of the Detroit Lions take a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to the start of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field on September 24, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) Attention was focused firmly on the NFL yesterday, as players, coaches and teams responded to President Trump’s comments about NFL players who kneel…

The World’s Most Valuable Sports Agencies 2017 – Forbes

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

CAA CAA lands an incredible 11 agents on this year’s most powerful list, including, from left, No. 21 Jimmy Sexton, No. 9 Pat Brisson, No. 41 Aaron Mintz, No. 44 Steven Heumann and No. 16 Nez Balelo. With escalating media rights deals, rising salary caps and massive infusions of cash into professional sports leagues, athletes’ contracts are bigger than ever, and the sports agency business is booming. The firms featured in Forbes’…

Trump, The NFL And The Powder Keg History Of Race, Sports And Politics – NPR

Monday, September 25, 2017

American gold medalist Tommie Smith (center) and bronze medalist John Carlos raise their fists in the air in a black power salute during the playing of the U.S. national anthem at the 1968 Olympics. Anonymous/AP hide caption toggle caption Anonymous/AP American gold medalist Tommie Smith (center) and bronze medalist John Carlos raise their fists in the air in a black power salute during the playing of the U.S. national anthem…

The World’s Most Valuable Sports Agencies 2017 – Forbes

Monday, September 25, 2017

CAA CAA lands an incredible 11 agents on this year’s most powerful list, including, from left, No. 21 Jimmy Sexton, No. 9 Pat Brisson, No. 41 Aaron Mintz, No. 44 Steven Heumann and No. 16 Nez Balelo. With escalating media rights deals, rising salary caps and massive infusions of cash into professional sports leagues, athletes’ contracts are bigger than ever, and the sports agency business is booming. The firms featured in Forbes’…

Four Ways Sports Build Strong Communities Through PR – Forbes

Monday, September 25, 2017

Shutterstock In our daily lives, we are surrounded by incredible amounts of sports coverage, yet we often fixate on countless negative stories about collegiate and professional athletes, teams and leagues. Fan obsession with damaging topics versus positive headlines is troubling. Thankfully, there are many ways the sports industry amplifies feel-good stories that are key to building healthy communities. Public relations is a marketing vehicle that is underutilized in highlighting cheerful…

LeBron: No one should use sports to divide people – ABC News

Monday, September 25, 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers star? LeBron James addressed President Donald Trump’s comments on sports and protests on Monday, talking extensively about the issue and the NFL’s response but never using the president’s name. “First of all, I salute the NFL, the coaches, the players, the owners, the fans. Everyone who had any association with the NFL was unbelievable,” James said. “There was no divide. Even from that guy that continues to try…

How Will Jerry Richardson’s Stick-to-Sports Message Go Over With Panthers Players? – Sports Illustrated

Monday, September 25, 2017

CHARLOTTE — Jerry Richardson, the 81-year-old founder and owner of the Carolina Panthers, became the 31st head of an NFL team to issue a statement regarding Donald Trump’s weekend comments. But unlike every other statement, the one coming from Charlotte doesn’t appear to criticize Trump’s words or promote the idea that players have the right to express their opinions. The statement, released Monday afternoon, comes after two days of silence…

Donald Trump went after the NFL and made it impossible to ‘stick to sports’ – SB Nation

Monday, September 25, 2017

It’s a demand that anyone who has ever written about sports has heard; an old refrain from readers who just want you to stay in your lane: “Stick to sports.” Any time analysis strays from the confines of a field or locker room to, say, what one thinks of the latest U2 album (it’s bad) or our current political climate (also bad), the call comes out: “Stick to sports.” Sports,…

Trump’s culture wars take over American sports – CNN

Monday, September 25, 2017

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Spartak Moscow v Liverpool – BBC Sport

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sadio Mane’s last appearance came against Sevilla on matchday one BBC coverage How to follow: Updates on BBC Radio 5 live and listen on BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport website Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is available for Tuesday’s Champions League Group E game with Spartak Moscow in Russia. Senegalese Mane has missed his team’s past three games after being sent off for a foul on keeper…

Trump’s culture wars take over American sports – CNN International

Monday, September 25, 2017

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Essential Politics: Sports spat starts with California teams and brings politics to the football field – Los Angeles Times

Monday, September 25, 2017

Trump said Sunday the White House has “totally finalized” a tax plan, but the particulars are substantially different from what’s been reported about the proposal. The rates he cited seem low. The Supreme Court opens its new term Oct. 2. David G. Savage has a preview of the major questions before the court, involving Trump, immigration policy, religious liberty, gay rights and partisan gerrymandering. What’s a dotard, anyway? ABOUT THAT…

After Trump, sports media gets political in a whole new way – CNNMoney

Monday, September 25, 2017

Fox and CBS broadcast the national anthem live during football games Sunday — a notable shift away from the usual practice. NBC says it will do the same in prime time. ESPN, which also abandoned its usual pregame chatter to talk politics, will air the anthem live on Monday. And as photos of athletes kneeling and locking arms during the anthem streamed in, the news media quickly repurposed those images,…

Trump’s Strange, Sports Radio-Style Weekend – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Monday, September 25, 2017

Believe me, my friends, I wanted to “stick to sports” this weekend. After the prior week of ESPN madness, I was eager to get back to the goofy. You know: My usual, meaningless sports insanity, with a couple of spelling errors and grammatical mistakes sprinkled in for fun. Maybe, for a column, I’d take my kids to the annual meatball-eating contest at the Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy….