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Cardinals Face FBI Inquiry in Hacking of Astros’ Network – New York Times

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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Is the US Open Ready for the Fox Era? – New York Times

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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EA Sports at E3 2015: Top Game News, Video Trailers, Images and More – Bleacher Report

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

When the EA Sports team took the stage at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, there was a hush over the sports gaming universe. Trust me, I heard it.  We were all anticipating a deep look at Madden NFL 16, NBA Live 16, NHL 16, FIFA 16 and Rory McIlroy PGA Tour 16. When it was over, fans were fed a healthy dose of information. Which game shone brightest?…

A Look At Sports And Health In America – NPR

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Play ball! Fore! Swish! Americans love sports — watching them and playing them. But as participants, Americans’ relationship with sports changes as we grow older. About three-quarters of adults say they played sports when they were younger. By the time people are in their late 20s, however, only 26 percent say they’ve played sports in the past year. Those are just two of the findings from the latest poll by…

FOX Sports hopes to make 2015 U.S. Open golf an edgier experience – NOLA.com

Monday, June 15, 2015

The hard-core golf-watching crowd isn’t one that lives on the edge of technology. It’s a demographic that, quite honestly, hasn’t fully embraced the digital world, siding instead with Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo’s philosophy that social media is not “helpful to any human being on this planet.” FOX Sports thinks they can change some minds and bring in some much-needed younger viewers to the sport. With more high-tech gadgets and immersive…

Inequality and pay among the world’s sports leagues – CNBC

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sportingintelligence uses a calculated metric they call “average first-team pay,” which is meant to make up for the number of players on a first string team for the different sports. Soccer, for example, could have 25 players considered while for basketball, the pay for 13 or 15 players was considered. Using a statistical measure called the Gini coefficient, CNBC looked at the level of equality between teams…

‘Peter Crouch is probably the most hated Englishman in our history’ – BBC Sport

Monday, June 15, 2015

“I think Peter Crouch is probably the most hated Englishman in the history of Trinidad and Tobago because of that goal.” Nine years on, Brent Sancho can look back on the moment that sent both players into the footballing history of two small Caribbean islands with a bit of pride and dry humour. There were eight minutes left of the goalless group match between England…

Sources: MLB team enlisting potentially revolutionary technology to study pitching – Yahoo Sports

Monday, June 15, 2015

In the quest to keep arms healthy, the Tampa Bay Rays have always positioned themselves ahead of baseball, emphasizing a comprehensive shoulder-strengthening program long before other teams caught on. Now the Rays are hoping technology can give them a step up, too. The Rays will be the first team to install Kinatrax, a markerless motion-capture system, in their stadium, sources told Yahoo Sports. An announcement touting the move is expected…