World Sports

World Series: Yuli Gurriel should have been suspended for Game 4 – Yahoo Sports

Sunday, October 29, 2017

HOUSTON – As there is no reasonable way to fully take the baseball out of a young man’s decision to publicly mock another’s ethnicity from a World Series dugout, there is but one outlier in Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred’s decision to stay Yuli Gurriel’s suspension until the 2018 season, and that is Manfred’s reluctance to punish “the other 24” Houston Astros. Gurriel, whose squinting gesture was intended to…

School district apologizes for sports broadcaster’s slurs – New York Post

Sunday, October 29, 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas — A Texas school district apologized Friday after a high school football broadcaster repeatedly used a racial slur when referring to African-American players on the opposing team. The Cleburne Independent School District apologized for online audio comments made last week in a matchup between Cleburne High School and Seguin High School in Arlington, according to Leslie Johnston, spokeswoman for the Arlington Independent School District. Seguin is in Arlington,…

Iowa State’s emergence has the Big 12 race in chaos – Yahoo Sports

Sunday, October 29, 2017

First they were underdogs. Then they were just a trap game. Now the Iowa State Cyclones are Big 12 contenders. Get used to hearing it. With a 14-7 victory over No. 4 TCU in Ames on Saturday, the No. 25 Cyclones are now the hottest team in the conference and the one no one wants to face. Unfortunately for Oklahoma State and West Virginia, there’s no avoiding Iowa State. And, if…

Catalan secession threatens Spain’s golden age for sports – News & Observer

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Catalonia’s audacious attempt to secede from the rest of Spain represents a threat to one of the world’s sporting powers. For more than a decade, Spain has punched above its demographic weight in sports. The Mediterranean country of 42 million citizens has produced stars in sports ranging from its most beloved football, to tennis, basketball, racing, golf, and even water sports. But if Catalonia manages to overcome stiff opposition from…

School district apologizes for sports broadcaster’s slurs – New York Post

Saturday, October 28, 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas — A Texas school district apologized Friday after a high school football broadcaster repeatedly used a racial slur when referring to African-American players on the opposing team. The Cleburne Independent School District apologized for online audio comments made last week in a matchup between Cleburne High School and Seguin High School in Arlington, according to Leslie Johnston, spokeswoman for the Arlington Independent School District. Seguin is in Arlington,…

Fans unable to watch Anthony Joshua undercard as Sky Sports suffers technical difficulties – Mirror.co.uk

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Fans hoping to catch a glimpse of the stars of the future were left disappointed as Sky Sports suffered technical difficulties on Saturday night. The broadcaster had to apologise for being unable to stream the opening two fights of the Anthony Joshua undercard from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. That meant noone saw Rio Olympian Lawrence Okolie stop his opponent in the third round in the opening fight of the…

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport first drive – not the fiery hatchback I’m looking for – CNBC

Saturday, October 28, 2017

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Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur – BBC Sport

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Anthony Martial has scored four goals as a substitute in this season’s Premier League Anthony Martial’s late winner kept Manchester United in second place in the Premier League as they edged out Spurs in a hard-fought encounter at Old Trafford. Martial’s introduction for Marcus Rashford after 70 minutes was not well received by some Manchester United supporters – but manager Jose Mourinho’s move proved to be a masterstroke as the…

School district apologizes for sports broadcaster’s slurs – New York Post

Saturday, October 28, 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas — A Texas school district apologized Friday after a high school football broadcaster repeatedly used a racial slur when referring to African-American players on the opposing team. The Cleburne Independent School District apologized for online audio comments made last week in a matchup between Cleburne High School and Seguin High School in Arlington, according to Leslie Johnston, spokeswoman for the Arlington Independent School District. Seguin is in Arlington,…

School district apologizes for sports broadcaster’s slurs – New York Post

Saturday, October 28, 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas — A Texas school district apologized Friday after a high school football broadcaster repeatedly used a racial slur when referring to African-American players on the opposing team. The Cleburne Independent School District apologized for online audio comments made last week in a matchup between Cleburne High School and Seguin High School in Arlington, according to Leslie Johnston, spokeswoman for the Arlington Independent School District. Seguin is in Arlington,…

DeAndre Hopkins skips practice, Texans ‘wanted to walk out’ after McNair remarks – CBSSports.com

Friday, October 27, 2017

DeAndre Hopkins has not been on the Houston Texans‘ injury report since before Week 6, but the Pro Bowl wide receiver was an unexpected no-show at practice Friday, local media reported. That’s because, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he wasn’t injured at all. His absence was actually a response to reported comments by team owner Bob McNair, who was quoted in a Friday ESPN story as referring to protesting NFL…

It’s official: Bridge is definitely not a sport – Washington Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

Competitors play bridge at the Acol Bridge Club in London in 2015. (Tim Ireland/AP) The card game bridge is many things. It is a game of strategy and skill, with complex rules and a rich history played by millions of people, with tournaments held every year around the world. But bridge is not — according to a European court — a sport. On Thursday, the European Court of Justice ruled…

Trading Sports Memorabilia, Not Just for Love but for Money – New York Times

Friday, October 27, 2017

“I feel fortunate because it’s like having your cake and eating it, too,” Mr. Shanus said. “You get a lot of pleasure in holding it, but if you sell it, it’s an appreciating asset.” Photo A baseball signed by Ronald Reagan, as shown, and also Mikhail Gorbachev, not pictured, in Mr. Shanus’s collection. Credit George Etheredge for The New York Times Unlike, say, fine art or coins, the growth in…

Scam alert: Fort Worth-based Touchdown Sports strikes again in New Jersey, Texas – Fort Worth Star Telegram

Friday, October 27, 2017

When Jonida Lagji was contacted by Fort Worth-based Touchdown Sports about buying a banner and 1,000 T-shirts to support the local high school, she thought it was a good way to raise awareness for her insurance agency in Old Bridge, N.J. She had just opened a few months earlier and also wanted to support the schools in her community, which is about 35 miles south of New York City. Lagji…

Cris Carter delivers a strong warning to Baltimore’s Joe Flacco – FOXSports.com

Friday, October 27, 2017

– He contacted his head, because his head didn’t get down on the ground. – So that’s a dirty hit. – No– it’s not a dirty hit. It’s illegal. – Right. Dirty implies either some malice, or that he was trying to hurt the guy. The reality is this though, CC. This– that play only happens to quarterbacks, and it only happens quarterbacks because we are trying to protect quarterbacks….

It’s official: Bridge is definitely not a sport – Washington Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

Competitors play bridge at the Acol Bridge Club in London in 2015. (Tim Ireland/AP) The card game bridge is many things. It is a game of strategy and skill, with complex rules and a rich history played by millions of people, with tournaments held every year around the world. But bridge is not — according to a European court — a sport. On Thursday, the European Court of Justice ruled…

Listening to Audiobooks While Watching Sports – Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Friday, October 27, 2017

My happiest moments come when I’m able to watch a sporting event – either live or on TV – with an audiobook playing in my ears. Living in a college town affords me frequent opportunities to attend high level sports for shockingly low costs. At every live basketball, soccer, hockey, field hockey, or football game (the teams I follow), I’ll listen to an audiobook while watching the game. …

Sensible fans are bailing over sports’ depraved indifference – New York Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

At 33 years of age and an NBA pro since 2004, Carmelo Anthony is still keeping both sides in the game. Sunday at home against the Timberwolves, Anthony hit a 3-pointer with 4.7 seconds left to give the Thunder a 113-112 lead. He then strutted around making with his three-shots-to-the-head gesture. But he was so busy kissing his own fanny he either didn’t know or forgot that Minnesota had no…

These six players are rocking the undisputed best beards in sports – New York Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

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Billionaires are buying sports teams for different reasons than they used to – Business Insider

Friday, October 27, 2017

Mark Cuban, billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters A new report by UBS and PwC found the total wealth of the world’s billionaires grew by 17% in 2016 to $6 trillion.  Billionaires, according to the report, are “ turning their attention to sports.” John Matthews, coauthor of the report, told Business Insider that owning a sports team is not just an ego play for billionaires. Billionaire wealth grew by…