World Sports

This Sports Stock Has Room to Run – Barron’s

Friday, July 28, 2017

Chinese sportswear maker Li Ning Company (2331.HK) has sprinted ahead of rivals Anta Sports Products (2020.HK) and Xtep International (1368.HK) with its 28% year-to-date return. Still, analysts at Jefferies think Li Ning’s stock could have another 15% or so upside in its locker. The broker just upgraded the shares from Hold to Buy, with a bumped up price target of HKD7.2. Jefferies says it expects the company’s earnings to recover…

Where are all the great books about women in sport? – The Guardian

Friday, July 28, 2017

There was a time when an England cricket team winning the Women’s World Cup was an “And finally …” item, the sort of thing the news presenter announced with an ironic smile. Not so last week, when Heather Knight’s cricketers pulled off a dramatic turnaround against India. Expect even more excitement if the football team pull off a similar coup in Euro 2017. These days, women’s sport makes headlines. What…

New CBS Sports Network series starts with look at Villanova’s 2016 NCAA title win – CBSSports.com

Thursday, July 27, 2017

CBS Sports Network is launching a new documentary series titled “Four Sides of the Story,” which will dive into some of the most iconic sports moments over the years involving multiple narrators, perspectives, and first-person accounts. The series will offer four unique angles on some of the most popular sports moments over the years — from Kris Kenkins’ NCAA title-winning buzzer beater in 2016, to Tiger Woods’ first PGA Tournament…

Finland Has a Sports Screw Loose – New York Times

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Swamp soccer. Wife carrying. Phone throwing. The country used to be formidable in traditional sports, but has pivoted hard to the bizarre side of competition. By ANDREW KEHJULY 27, 2017

Morris’s 88th-minute goal gives US Gold Cup title – FOXSports.com

Thursday, July 27, 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) As the victorious American players bounced so hard the podium shook, medals round their necks, a beaming Bruce Arena in the back raised his arms to the air right along with them as gold confetti began to fall. The U.S. resurgence is off to an impressive start since Arena returned late last year. Another CONCACAF Gold Cup crown, and now on to more important business: qualifying…

Hugh Freeze speaks: ‘God is good, even in difficult times’ – USA TODAY

Thursday, July 27, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE USA TODAY Sports Dan Wolken reveals how he broke the Hugh Freeze scandal and explains what the college football world can learn from it. USA TODAY Sports Hugh Freeze resigned last week after five seasons as coach at Ole Miss.(Photo: Matt Bush, USA TODAY Sports) OXFORD, Miss. — Hugh Freeze made his first public comments Wednesday since abruptly resigning as Mississippi’s football coach last week….

Why should I care about sports in July? – Backing The Pack (blog)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Following sports is crazy now. Every single sport (I’m looking at you, table tennis) is generating news year round. The NBA Draft and free agency period have turned the post-Finals summer into a barnstorm of headlines (Dennis Smith Jr. for ROY!!) and Woj bombs. Even baseball has summer energy thanks to Aaron Judge. But what about the Wolfpack? As much as I try to tell myself that I can just…

Hugh Freeze speaks: ‘God is good, even in difficult times’ – USA TODAY

Thursday, July 27, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE USA TODAY Sports Dan Wolken reveals how he broke the Hugh Freeze scandal and explains what the college football world can learn from it. USA TODAY Sports Hugh Freeze resigned last week after five seasons as coach at Ole Miss.(Photo: Matt Bush, USA TODAY Sports) OXFORD, Miss. — Hugh Freeze made his first public comments Wednesday since abruptly resigning as Mississippi’s football coach last week….

New CBS Sports Network series starts with look at Villanova’s 2016 NCAA title win – CBSSports.com

Thursday, July 27, 2017

CBS Sports Network is launching a new documentary series titled “Four Sides of the Story,” which will dive into some of the most iconic sports moments over the years involving multiple narrators, perspectives, and first-person accounts. The series will offer four unique angles on some of the most popular sports moments over the years — from Kris Kenkins’ NCAA title-winning buzzer beater in 2016, to Tiger Woods’ first PGA Tournament…

College notebook: Sports Club speaker no stranger to Virginia Tech brass – Roanoke Times

Thursday, July 27, 2017

University of Washington athletic director Todd Turner talks to reporters Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, in Seattle. The NCAA said Wednesday that former Washington football coach Rick Neuheisel was cleared of wrongdoing by the NCAA for gambling in a college basketball pool, but the university had its NCAA probation extended by two years. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

New CBS Sports Network series starts with look at Villanova’s 2016 NCAA title win – CBSSports.com

Thursday, July 27, 2017

CBS Sports Network is launching a new documentary series titled “Four Sides of the Story,” which will dive into some of the most iconic sports moments over the years involving multiple narrators, perspectives, and first-person accounts. The series will offer four unique angles on some of the most popular sports moments over the years — from Kris Kenkins’ NCAA title-winning buzzer beater in 2016, to Tiger Woods’ first PGA Tournament…

Nielsen Strikes Out-of-Home Measurement Pact With CNN, Turner … – Variety

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Time Warner’s CNN and Turner Sports will take part in Nielsen’s service that measures so-called “out of home” viewership, the latest signal that the media industry is working to capture audiences watching video programming in ways that have not been counted as seriously in the past. Under terms of the agreement, the Turner units will get viewership credit for both program and commercial ratings for up to seven days of…

Why can’t we celebrate women’s sport without relating it to men’s? – The Guardian (blog)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Forgive me if the following comes across as naively euphoric. But we’ll only know it’s a truly watershed summer for women’s sport if we get through it without being overwhelmed by commentary on what men’s football could learn from it all. They’re poorer but they’re a million times more dignified! They’re less watched but their crowds don’t have any hooligans in them! They may not have supercars but they have…

Sports Illustrated Debuts Its Epic Line Of Extended Size Swimsuits … – HuffPost

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The line, produced with RAJ Swim, will be available in early 2018 in conjunction with the launch of the next Swimsuit Issue, Sports Illustrated previously noted.

Charges dropped for high school sports star accused of rape – LancasterOnline

Thursday, July 27, 2017

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Nielsen Strikes Out-of-Home Measurement Pact With CNN, Turner Sports – Variety

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Time Warner’s CNN and Turner Sports will take part in Nielsen’s service that measures so-called “out of home” viewership, the latest signal that the media industry is working to capture audiences watching video programming in ways that have not been counted as seriously in the past. Under terms of the agreement, the Turner units will get viewership credit for both program and commercial ratings for up to seven days of…

Why can’t we celebrate women’s sport without relating it to men’s? – The Guardian (blog)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Forgive me if the following comes across as naively euphoric. But we’ll only know it’s a truly watershed summer for women’s sport if we get through it without being overwhelmed by commentary on what men’s football could learn from it all. They’re poorer but they’re a million times more dignified! They’re less watched but their crowds don’t have any hooligans in them! They may not have supercars but they have…

Tuesday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

PRO FOOTBALL CHICAGO (AP) Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school. It’s the largest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a debilitating brain disease that can cause a range of symptoms including memory loss. The report doesn’t confirm that the condition is…

Sports Illustrated debuts sexy swimwear for real women at Miami Swim Week – Fox News

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Miami Swim Week is always a hot ticket. But this year’s swimwear showcase was especially steamy. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit topped the annual event’s Saturday show with the debut of its body-inclusive Sports Illustrated Swim and Active apparel line, shown on a stunning cast of curvy, real-women models. The bathing beauties, all finalists in a contest that will culminate with a winner being photographed for the February Swimsuit Issue…

Why can’t we celebrate women’s sport without relating it to men’s? – The Guardian (blog)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Forgive me if the following comes across as naively euphoric. But we’ll only know it’s a truly watershed summer for women’s sport if we get through it without being overwhelmed by commentary on what men’s football could learn from it all. They’re poorer but they’re a million times more dignified! They’re less watched but their crowds don’t have any hooligans in them! They may not have supercars but they have…