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A seismic week: Extraordinary 72 hours stun Chicago sports world – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

As Blackhawks first-round draft pick Henri Jokiharju entered a room full of reporters late Friday night at the United Center, he felt someone grab his arm. Jonathan Toews wanted to pull Jokiharju aside briefly to do what good captains do. Toews made eye contact. Then he left a lasting impression. “They will give you my number so call me if you need anything at all,” Toews told the 18-year-old who…

Here’s Sunday’s Sports on TV Lineup – The Courier-Journal

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

SUNDAY ON TV PRO BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. FOX OHIO — MLB, Cincinnati at Washington MLB — MLB, Texas at N.Y. Yankees 4:30 p.m. MLB — Colorado at L.A. Dodgers 8 p.m. ESPN — MLB, Pittsburgh at St. Louis PRO FOOTBALL 4 p.m. ESPN2 — CFL, Hamilton at Toronto PRO BASKETBALL 4:30 p.m. NBA TV — WNBA, Connecticut at Dallas 7 p.m. NBA TV — WNBA, San Antonio at Minnesota SOCCER…

Cryotherapy: Is it the coolest thing in sports medicine? – San Francisco Chronicle

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Cryotherapy: Is it the coolest thing in sports medicine? By Scott Ostler June 24, 2017 Updated: June 24, 2017 7:57pm ‘); } Is it cold in here, or is it just me? I am standing inside an upright tank, my head sticking out the top. I’m wearing skivvies, booties and glovies. A dry-ice-like fog of liquid nitrogen wafts, swirling under my chin. The temperature is quickly dropping, on its way…

Pope tells swimmers their sport’s anything but ‘liquid’ – Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Receiving participants in Italy’s most prestigious international swimming competition on Saturday, Pope Francis said that while we may live today in a “liquid” society, marked by a lack of points of reference, swimming is anything but a “liquid” sport, even if it takes place in the water. “Your sport happens in the water, but it’s not ‘liquid,’” Francis told the swimmers. “On the contrary, it’s extremely ‘solid,’ requiring constant commitment…

Pope tells swimmers their sport’s anything but ‘liquid’ – Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Receiving participants in Italy’s most prestigious international swimming competition on Saturday, Pope Francis said that while we may live today in a “liquid” society, marked by a lack of points of reference, swimming is anything but a “liquid” sport, even if it takes place in the water. “Your sport happens in the water, but it’s not ‘liquid,’” Francis told the swimmers. “On the contrary, it’s extremely ‘solid,’ requiring constant commitment…

Here’s Saturday’s Sports on TV Lineup – The Courier-Journal

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

SATURDAY ON TV PRO BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB — MLB, Texas at N.Y. Yankees 4 p.m. FOX OHIO — MLB, Cincinnati at Washington FS1 — MLB, Milwaukee at Atlanta 7 p.m. FOX-41 — MLB, Pittsburgh at St. Louis 10 p.m. MLB — MLB, Colorado at L.A. Dodgers SOCCER 11 a.m. FOX-41 — FIFA Confederations Cup, Mexico vs. Russia FS1 — FIFA Confederations Cup, New Zealand vs. Portugal 1:30 p.m. FOX-41…

BJ Penn is fighting for love of the sport rather than legacy – FOXSports.com

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

It’s nearly impossible to mention the name B.J. Penn without then automatically reeling off a long list of accomplishments from his career. He’s a former two-division champion in the UFC after winning titles at both welterweight and lightweight. He fought anybody and everybody, including fighters well above him in both height and weight. He’s a UFC Hall of Famer. Simply put, B.J. Penn is a legend. But these days as…

California’s Texas travel ban creates confusion in college sports – Texas Tribune

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

The politicians running Texas and California continue to prove that they want nothing to do with each other. But athletes in the two states are inextricably linked. As a result, the latest salvo in the Texas v. California culture wars has created widespread confusion in the college sports world. That confusion stems from a decision this week by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to ban state-funded employee travel to Texas….

Watch Cristiano Ronaldo score his 75th international goal for Portugal – FOXSports.com

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo became Portugal’s all-time leading scorer long ago, but he keeps banging them in. And on Saturday, in Portugal’s Confederations Cup clash against New Zealand, he scored his 75th career goal for his country. The goal is not just notable for being a round(ish) number — Ronaldo is now tied for the second-most international goals by a European. Ronaldo is now level with Hungary legend Sandor Kocsis, who astonishingly…

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh glad to let elite athletes play two sports in college – Detroit Free Press

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh fielded questions during some down time at the Michigan elite camp on June 23, 2017, in Ann Arbor. Video by Mark Snyder/DFP Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh after the U-M elite camp on June 23, 2017.(Photo: Mark Snyder, DFP) As the rest of Michigan football’s freshman class begins academic orientation on Saturday, they’ll consider their football futures. Some will also consider playing…

California’s Texas travel ban creates confusion in college sports – Texas Tribune

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

The politicians running Texas and California continue to prove that they want nothing to do with each other. But athletes in the two states are inextricably linked. As a result, the latest salvo in the Texas v. California culture wars has created widespread confusion in the college sports world. That confusion stems from a decision this week by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to ban state-funded employee travel to Texas….

Sport thought: Sport’s long shadow shapes us all – The Sydney Morning Herald

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

“Please, be tolerant of those who describe a sporting moment as their best ever. We do not lack imagination, nor have we had sad and barren lives; it is just that real life is paler, duller, and contains less potential for unexpected delirium.” ― Nick Hornby, Fever Pitch Unexpected delirium? Bring it on. One of the sports editor’s greatest joys in recent years has been the ooohs, ahhhs and “WTFs”…

Saturday Sports: The NBA Draft – NPR

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

The NBA draft took center stage this week in the world of sports, and many are wondering what the new picks will mean for championship-winning teams.

Here’s Saturday’s Sports on TV Lineup – The Courier-Journal

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

SATURDAY ON TV PRO BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB — MLB, Texas at N.Y. Yankees 4 p.m. FOX OHIO — MLB, Cincinnati at Washington FS1 — MLB, Milwaukee at Atlanta 7 p.m. FOX-41 — MLB, Pittsburgh at St. Louis 10 p.m. MLB — MLB, Colorado at L.A. Dodgers SOCCER 11 a.m. FOX-41 — FIFA Confederations Cup, Mexico vs. Russia FS1 — FIFA Confederations Cup, New Zealand vs. Portugal 1:30 p.m. FOX-41…

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh glad to let elite athletes play two sports in college – Detroit Free Press

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh fielded questions during some down time at the Michigan elite camp on June 23, 2017, in Ann Arbor. Video by Mark Snyder/DFP Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh after the U-M elite camp on June 23, 2017.(Photo: Mark Snyder, DFP) As the rest of Michigan football’s freshman class begins academic orientation on Saturday, they’ll consider their football futures. Some will also consider playing…

California’s Texas travel ban creates confusion in college sports – Texas Tribune

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

The politicians running Texas and California continue to prove that they want nothing to do with each other. But athletes in the two states are inextricably linked. As a result, the latest salvo in the Texas v. California culture wars has created widespread confusion in the college sports world. That confusion stems from a decision this week by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to ban state-funded employee travel to Texas….

Live video Saturday: Des Moines Register All-Iowa Sports Awards – DesMoinesRegister.com

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Buy Photo Des Moines Register Sports Awards featuring Shaquille O’Neal.(Photo: The Register)Buy Photo Where can you catch the state’s best high school student-athletes plus sports and pop culture icon Shaquille O’Neal in the same room?  At the 2017 Des Moines Register All-Iowa Sports Awards on Friday evening at Wells Fargo Arena. RELATED: Where does your school rank in our all-sports standings? Watch all the awards, Shaq’s speech and more on this livestream….

As it happened – Scotland lose to Fiji – BBC Sport

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Well it wasn’t to be for Scotland today as Fiji spoiled their hopes of a perfect summer of three tour wins from three. The Fijians played some wonderful stuff and a few of Scotland’s fringe players found the going tough in Suva. The knowledge that many of his big guns were missing or rested for this match may be small comfort for Gregor Townsed, though he’ll undoubtedly be frustrated with…

Celebrating Title IX at 45: Pac-12 women’s sports by the numbers – Pac-12.com

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Today, June 23, 2017, marks the 45th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the U.S. federal law that mandates equal opportunities on college campuses for men and women. It is thanks to this law and the determination of decades of committed coaches and administrators that women’s sports have been able to flourish in the Pac-12 for the past 45 years.  Take a look at a small snapshot of what…

California’s Texas travel ban creates confusion in college sports – Texas Tribune

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

The politicians running Texas and California continue to prove that they want nothing to do with each other. But athletes in the two states are inextricably linked. As a result, the latest salvo in the Texas v. California culture wars has created widespread confusion in the college sports world. That confusion stems from a decision this week by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to ban state-funded employee travel to Texas….