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It Seems Like Sports Can’t Sink Much Lower Than Mayweather-McGregor. But Just Wait. – New York Magazine

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

Conor McGregor. Photo: Mike Stobe/Getty Images When you sign up for life as a sports fan, you are knowingly introducing darkness and moral complication into your life: To look clearly at the world of sports is to want to look away. Greedy owners jacking up ticket prices at billion-dollar concrete monstrosities they conned taxpayers into buying for them. Athletes beating their girlfriends and being punished with multiyear guaranteed contracts worth…

It Seems Like Sports Can’t Sink Much Lower Than Mayweather-McGregor. But Just Wait. – New York Magazine

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

Conor McGregor. Photo: Mike Stobe/Getty Images When you sign up for life as a sports fan, you are knowingly introducing darkness and moral complication into your life: To look clearly at the world of sports is to want to look away. Greedy owners jacking up ticket prices at billion-dollar concrete monstrosities they conned taxpayers into buying for them. Athletes beating their girlfriends and being punished with multiyear guaranteed contracts worth…

On city’s Westside, sports grant will help youth win at life – MyAJC

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Kendall Newson has been fishing since he was five years old. Newson, his dad and brothers spent countless hours fishing for brim, crappie and bass at West Point Lake in LaGrange. It became a game of one-upmanship to see who could reel in the most fish. “It really helped me build confidence,” said Newson, a former NFL…

Cricket World Cup win seals trailblazing summer of women’s sport – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

England captain Heather Knight predicted her team’s historic world cup victory will transform the face of cricket in Britain after a pulsating finale at Lord’s in front of the largest crowd ever to watch a women’s game in this country. More than 27,000 spectators piled into the home of cricket, many of them women and young girls, to witness one of the most remarkable comebacks ever seen at Lord’s, led…

JSW Sports ropes in six partners for PKL – Economic Times

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

MUMBAI: JSW Sports, which bought the Haryana franchise of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), has roped in six partners — including two principal and one associate sponsor — a week ahead of the team’s debut in the fifth season of the league later this week. The franchise, Haryana Steelers, has signed with Kent RO and Exide Industries’ Dynex Batteries as principal sponsors and Valvoline as associate sponsor. It has also…

Meet 2017’s 50 Most Powerful in Southern California Sports – OCRegister

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

In a region with nine major professional sports franchises, half-dozen Division I universities, an assemblage of sports agencies and a concentration of media conglomerates, championships aren’t the only measure of success. … and longtime GM Mitch Kupchak and now has a new regime in place led by Magic Johnson and promising young players. ( Photo by Stephen Carr, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG ) 2. Eric Garcetti, 46, Mayor of Los…

On city’s Westside, sports grant will help youth win at life – MyAJC

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Kendall Newson has been fishing since he was five years old. Newson, his dad and brothers spent countless hours fishing for brim, crappie and bass at West Point Lake in LaGrange. It became a game of one-upmanship to see who could reel in the most fish. “It really helped me build confidence,” said Newson, a former NFL…

It’s a slam dunk: End federal subsidies for sports stadiums – Washington Examiner

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sometimes, all you need to win is a big move that injects enough momentum to reach the finishing line. The Golden State Warriors proved that by bringing in former Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant to join with Steph Curry to bring home another NBA championship. Maybe bringing together two senators from vastly different states and from widely different ideologies — U.S. Sen. James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican, and U.S….

Flagstaff high school sports families go all in – Arizona Daily Sun

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

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Is Surfing More Sport or Religion? – The Atlantic

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

In the internet age, mass media about surfing touches on a bit of everything, though contests and Red Bull stunts play a huge role. Now there are more contemplative films about female empowerment, including the 2011 Bethany Hamilton biopic Soul Surfer and the documentary about women surfers It Ain’t Pretty. Other movies criticize consumer culture, like 2010’s Stoked and Broke and 180° South (the latter features Yvon Chouinard, the founder…

Meet 2017’s 50 Most Powerful in Southern California Sports – OCRegister

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

In a region with nine major professional sports franchises, half-dozen Division I universities, an assemblage of sports agencies and a concentration of media conglomerates, championships aren’t the only measure of success. … and longtime GM Mitch Kupchak and now has a new regime in place led by Magic Johnson and promising young players. ( Photo by Stephen Carr, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG ) 2. Eric Garcetti, 46, Mayor of Los…

On city’s Westside, sports grant will help youth win at life – MyAJC

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Kendall Newson has been fishing since he was five years old. Newson, his dad and brothers spent countless hours fishing for brim, crappie and bass at West Point Lake in LaGrange. It became a game of one-upmanship to see who could reel in the most fish. “It really helped me build confidence,” said Newson, a former NFL…

Mulligan’s adds sports-themed restaurant – Journal Times

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

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Sports success not necessarily related to specialization – EurekAlert (press release)

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA – Specializing in one sport early in a child’s athletic career is often touted as a way to gain that elusive college scholarship or even go on to the pros. However, researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada today say “not so fast.” “Our study, which is the largest study to date examining the topic of…

Mulligan’s adds sports-themed restaurant – Journal Times

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace 35t R-sport review – CNBC.com – CNBC

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

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UAE restores Qatar’s BeIN sports network on air – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Qatar’s BeIN sports network has been unblocked for its customers in the United Arab Emirates more than a month since it was caught up in the Gulf crisis. Du and Etisalat, the two UAE-based telecommunications providers, on Saturday confirmed in text messages and emails to their subscribers the reinstatement of BeIN channels which have the rights to broadcast hugely popular European football leagues. “We would like to advise that…

UAE restores Qatar’s BeIN sports network on air – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Qatar’s BeIN sports network has been unblocked for its customers in the United Arab Emirates more than a month since it was caught up in the Gulf crisis. Du and Etisalat, the two UAE-based telecommunications providers, on Saturday confirmed in text messages and emails to their subscribers the reinstatement of BeIN channels which have the rights to broadcast hugely popular European football leagues. “We would like to advise that…

Mulligan’s adds sports-themed restaurant – Journal Times

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Whenever Michael Burke posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items.

UAE restores Qatar’s BeIN sports network on air – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Qatar’s BeIN sports network has been unblocked for its customers in the United Arab Emirates more than a month since it was caught up in the Gulf crisis. Du and Etisalat, the two UAE-based telecommunications providers, on Saturday confirmed in text messages and emails to their subscribers the reinstatement of BeIN channels which have the rights to broadcast hugely popular European football leagues. “We would like to advise that…