World Sports

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…

Middle finger often in the middle of sports controversy – USA TODAY

Friday, October 27, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Take a look at some of the memorable times athletes have flipped the bird for fans to see. USA TODAY Sports Old Hoss Radbourn, top left, flips the bird in a pre-game photo from 1886.(Photo: Library of Congress, Corbis/VCG via Getty Images) A football player from the University of Tennessee raised a pair of middle fingers to the University of Alabama student section Saturday. A…

Astros’ Manager AJ Hinch In LA Bar Altercation … Cops Called – TMZ.com

Friday, October 27, 2017

The World Series hasn’t just been a slugfest on the field … Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch was involved in a heated altercation after Game 1 and cops were called … TMZ Sports has learned.  Here’s what we know … Hinch was hanging out at the bar at the team hotel in Pasadena on Tuesday night after Houston lost Game 1 to the Dodgers.  We’re told he was having some…

North Korea Says US Trying to Overthrow Kim Jong Un by Attacking His Sports Legacy – Newsweek

Friday, October 27, 2017

North Korea claims to have identified the latest U.S. plot to bring down its self-proclaimed socialist paradise—a vicious assault on the reclusive, militarized state’s supreme sports legacy. Following a fresh round of harsh U.S. sanctions against North Korea and its nuclear weapons program, Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) carried a statement attributed to the National Sports Guidance Committee in which the government body accused Washington of “stretching its…

Nick reveals why it’s better for sports fans that the Astros beat the Dodgers in GM 2 of the World Series – FOXSports.com

Friday, October 27, 2017

– You took like the best team in the National League and the best team in the American League, and you pitted them up against each other because they were in the last two men standing at the very end, which is what you want in a real championship series. – Unless you’re a Yankees fan– – Right, but that– but that’s why last night was so awesome if you’re…

Nick reveals why it’s better for sports fans that the Astros beat the Dodgers in GM 2 of the World Series – FOXSports.com

Thursday, October 26, 2017

– You took like the best team in the National League and the best team in the American League, and you pitted them up against each other because they were in the last two men standing at the very end, which is what you want in a real championship series. – Unless you’re a Yankees fan– – Right, but that– but that’s why last night was so awesome if you’re…

Is Bridge a Sport? EU Court Says No – New York Times

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bad news, bridge fans. The European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday that the card game is not a sport, even when played by multiple competing teams. Like many disappointments, this one traces its roots to a dispute on taxes. The court’s decision came in response to a case filed by the English Bridge Union, based in Aylesbury, which organizes team-based bridge matches. The organization had argued that it should…

Fox Sports analysts are bullish on Ohio State vs. Penn State. Here’s why. – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, October 26, 2017

You can analyze this monumental Penn State–Ohio State matchup in countless ways, but it really comes down to this question: Is it a mirage? Is Ohio State’s offense the one that embarrassed coach Urban Meyer on New Year’s Eve in that season-ending shutout loss to Clemson? Is it the one that Meyer termed “awful” after a 31-16 Week 2 loss to Oklahoma? Or is it the one that has sizzled…

Nick Wright reacts to Cam Newton’s childish press conference exit – FOXSports.com

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Nick Wright reacts to Patriots’ Dont’a Hightower’s injury: ‘This is a huge loss’ 2 hours ago

Man caught streaming Sky Sports illegally ordered to pay at least £16000 – The Independent

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Sky customer has been ordered to pay £16,000 in legal costs, after illegally streaming Sky Sports. Yusuf Mohammed, from Bristol, also has to pay damages to Sky and disclose details about “the money he made and people he colluded with”. The details of the case are not yet completely clear, but FACT has told the Independent that Mr Mohammed ran a “well-known piracy blog”. “We can confirm it is a civil…

The secret documents that could shed light on sport’s famous conspiracy theories – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, October 26, 2017

With long-classified documents concerning the assassination of President John F Kennedy due to be released pending President Donald Trump’s approval, conspiracy theories are running wild. The sporting world is not immune to such theories either, with a long history of alleged fixes, frame-ups, biased officiating, doped-up athletes and inside jobs filling the imagination of aggrieved and bitter fans. Let’s ignore Ockham’s Razor and entertain some of them.  Did Sonny Liston take a dive? …

Bridge is not a sport and can’t have tax break, says European Court of Justice – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bridge is not a sport, European Union judges ruled today, in a decision that dealt a blow to British clubs’ hopes of a VAT tax break. To be classified as a sport under EU tax law, the European Court of Justice said this morning, an activity must have a significant physical element. Duplicate bridge, while played competitively at national and international level, is a card game. The EU’s VAT Directive,…

Your Questions About Activism In Sports, Answered : NPR – NPR

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the national anthem prior to a game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on Oct. 1. Matt Kartozian/USA Today Sports/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Matt Kartozian/USA Today Sports/Reuters Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the national anthem prior to a game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on Oct. 1. Matt Kartozian/USA Today Sports/Reuters…

X Games Aspen 2018 announces sport disciplines – ESPN

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The world’s premier action sports competition returns to Aspen Snowmass January 25 – 28, inviting the top Ski, Snowboard, Snow Bike and Snowmobile athletes to compete in 17 different disciplines over four days of sports. The world’s premier action sports competition returns to Aspen Snowmass January 25 – 28, inviting the top Ski, Snowboard, Snow Bike and Snowmobile athletes to compete in 17 different disciplines over four days of sports,…

Americans opposed to pro sports leagues requiring players stand for national anthem – USA TODAY

Thursday, October 26, 2017

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made a statement to the media saying, “we believe everyone should stand for the national anthem.” USA TODAY

Week in Wrestling: The Real Reason Behind Nia Jax’s Walkout; Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega Face Off – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, October 26, 2017

SI.com’s Week in Wrestling is published every Wednesday and provides beneath the surface coverage of the business of pro wrestling. News of the Week: WWE’s Seven Day Whirlwind Nia Jax, Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, AJ Styles, Triple H, and Kurt Angle were all key players in a week WWE will not soon forget. The reason behind Nia Jax’s much-discussed “leave of absence” has been uncovered, as Sports Illustrated learned…

More Than Sports: Stadiums Try Video Games and Surfing – New York Times

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Jewel box venues like Fenway Park and Wrigley Field have survived on the charm they bring to baseball, but large single-purpose sites had mostly fallen out of favor by the mid-1960s. The concrete doughnuts that followed — which tried to mash baseball and football fields into the same space — struggled to effectively exhibit either sport. And single-purpose designs returned to the norm in the 1990s. Advertisement Continue reading the…

Your Questions About Activism In Sports, Answered – NPR

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the national anthem prior to a game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on Oct. 1. Matt Kartozian/USA Today Sports/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Matt Kartozian/USA Today Sports/Reuters Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the national anthem prior to a game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on Oct. 1. Matt Kartozian/USA Today Sports/Reuters…

Honda needs to make this cute Sports EV concept – The Verge

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Honda has shown another plan for a dedicated electric vehicle that serves as an indicator that the Japanese automaker is serious about EVs and AI, all while embracing some of its heritage when it comes to design. The Honda Sports EV Concept shown Tuesday at the Tokyo Motor Show is a companion to the Urban EV Concept shown in September at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. While that Frankfurt…

Sports Illustrated and the Astros look back on 2014 cover predicting their 2017 championship – For The Win

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES — In June of 2014, the Astros sat dead last in the AL West. It was a familiar position for the Houston club: The same team had averaged an astonishing 108 losses a season from 2011-2013. But on the cover of its June 30 issue that year, Sports Illustrated made an audacious claim, declaring the woebegone Astros “Your 2017 World Series champions.” (Sports Illustrated) The cover highlighted a story…