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Cheerleading is starting school year as a CIF-regulated sport – OCRegister

Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sweat drips on the mat. Industrial fans churn. The air inside the gym is stifling, suffocating. Several El Dorado High teammates complain of sore ankles – sprains, twists, jams – and one checks her nose for blood after catching an elbow and crashing to the floor. Welcome to hell week, cheerleading style. The world of competitive high school cheer can be brutal and intense, on par with the football games…

Jon Jones Tests Positive for Steroids – TMZ.com

Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Jon Jones has tested positive for steroids in his UFC 214 victory over Daniel Cormier … TMZ Sports has learned. Our sources tell us … Jones tested positive for Turinabol — an anabolic steroid.   Jones won the July 29 fight — taking the UFC light heavyweight belt from Cormier with a savage head kick followed by a barrage of punishing punches to Cormier’s head.  Jones will now go through the disciplinary process…

You can make MLB cross-sport prop bets on the Mayweather-McGregor fight – CBSSports.com

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The world will finally find out who is better at boxing, a professional boxer or an accomplished MMA champion, when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor meet in Las Vegas (live Saturday, 9 p.m. on Showtime PPV). It’s a big deal. You may have heard about it. The Mayweather-McGregor fight is such a big deal that you can now make cross-sport prop bets involving MLB games on the same day. Courtesy…

Being a sports parent: What you need to know – USA TODAY High School Sports

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

ILoveToWatchYouPlay.com is the preeminent website for parents of young athletes, offering resources, product suggestions, news and advice from the world’s most notable athletes, coaches, youth sports experts and organizations. Founded by sports broadcast veterans Alex Flanagan and Asia Mape, the site seeks to help parents find balance, gain an edge and stay sane in the increasingly competitive world of youth sports. For the full list, visit ILoveToWatchYouPlay.com You will sacrifice family dinners and outings so…

There’s a new Gran Turismo Sport version of the PS4 – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sony has unveiled a shiny new limited edition Gran Turismo-themed Playstation 4, featuring a faceplate bearing the GT logo and a customized wireless controller. The 1 TB system will be available for sale on October 18th across the UK, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The release coincides with that of the latest Gran Turismo game, and will come with a ‘Day 1’ edition of the title, giving players $250,000 of in-game…

The Best College Football Teams by State, Regardless of Division (2017) – HERO Sports (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wins and losses, conference championships, playoff appearances, bowl games, individual awards, and national championships — these programs are the definition of success in college football.

Sky Sports reporter Paul Gilmour gives update on Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool – Express.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Southampton announced the signing of Hoedt from Serie A side Lazio this evening on a five-year deal. Van Dijk has made it public he wants to leave Southampton in this window and handed in a transfer request two weeks ago. Liverpool are his preferred destination, but Saints maintain he will not be sold before the window shuts on August 31. However, are Southampton preferring for his departure by signing fellow…

There’s a new Gran Turismo Sport version of the PS4 – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sony has unveiled a shiny new limited edition Gran Turismo-themed Playstation 4, featuring a faceplate bearing the GT logo and a customized wireless controller. The 1 TB system will be available for sale on October 18th across the UK, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The release coincides with that of the latest Gran Turismo game, and will come with a ‘Day 1’ edition of the title, giving players $250,000 of in-game…

Back to school sports: the women returning to netball – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

As a carefree teenager, my Saturday county netball games were motivated by my desire to compete and a simple, but steadfast, determination not to let the goal attack into the circle to shoot. More than two decades later and my life is filled with drop-offs, pickups, birthday parties, household chores, arguing with awkward children at home and managing even more awkward grownups at work. Yet at the back of my…

Sports Direct takes stake in Debenhams – Financial Times – Financial Times

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Candid Coaches: Who will be the best team in college basketball in 2017-18? – CBSSports.com

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

CBS Sports college basketball writers Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Reid Forgrave spent much of July on the road in cities across the country, covering the live recruiting periods. While there, and in the weeks since, they’ve surveyed coaches for our annual Candid Coaches series. They polled everyone from head coaches at elite programs to assistants at some of the smallest schools in Division I. In exchange for complete anonymity,…

Pegulas’ stake in AdPro Sports is ‘rocket fuel’ for company, president says – Buffalo News

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

AdPro Sports already has a robust business making custom-branded merchandise for sports teams and corporations. But its president, Ron Raccuia, believes AdPro can reach greater heights now that Kim and Terry Pegula have bought a majority interest in the company. “It’s rocket fuel for us,” said Raccuia, noting the Pegulas’ “stature in the sports world” and the “expertise and talent of Pegula Sports Entertainment. “It just gives us everything we…

Solar eclipse captivates sports world – ESPN

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Monday brought a little more excitement than the start of the work week typically would, with the first solar eclipse since 1979 taking place across the United States. The phenomenon began around 10:15 a.m. Pacific Time on the West Coast and ended around 2:50 p.m. Eastern Time on the Atlantic coast. Fourteen states — Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa,…

Eclipse blotter: Tracking Chicago sports team’s memes – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

We’ve been shadowing Chicago’s team feeds to see which would come up with the most creative ways to capitalize on Monday’s solar eclipse. Here’s a countdown of the five best efforts. 5. White Sox: “Wow. This is not what we expected.” Hmm, a hand holding a baseball eclipsing the sun. Um, OK. Someone likely fried their retinas to shoot this. 4. Bears: “It’s glorious. #SolarEclipse2017” While casting the Bears logo…

Pegulas stake in AdPro Sports is ‘rocket fuel’ for company, president says – Buffalo News

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

AdPro Sports already has a robust business making custom-branded merchandise for sports teams and corporations. But its president, Ron Raccuia, believes AdPro can reach greater heights now that Kim and Terry Pegula have bought a majority interest in the company. “It’s rocket fuel for us,” said Raccuia, noting the Pegulas’ “stature in the sports world” and the “expertise and talent of Pegula Sports Entertainment. “It just gives us everything we…

Comcast’s new sports guide makes it easier to find games and scores – Engadget

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Comcast has made some useful tweaks to its sports guide for X1 on set-top boxes and the Xfinity Stream App just in time for the NFL preseason. On X1, the top of the sports guide now has landing pages for every major league and sport including soccer, tennis and even cricket. And live scores of ongoing games will appear just below. Comcast has also made it simple to jump into…

Comcast’s new sports guide makes it easier to find games and scores – Engadget

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

Comcast has made some useful tweaks to its sports guide for X1 on set-top boxes and the Xfinity Stream App just in time for the NFL preseason. On X1, the top of the sports guide now has landing pages for every major league and sport including soccer, tennis and even cricket. And live scores of ongoing games will appear just below. Comcast has also made it simple to jump into…

As athletes are told to ‘stick to sports,’ Anquan Boldin sticks to his convictions – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

Anquan Boldin’s preseason career with the Buffalo Bills amounted to one reception for five yards. Had he retired at any other time for any other reason, the decision would have been noted respectfully but quietly. Here is a 14-year NFL veteran less than two months shy of his 37th birthday electing to hang up the cleats. Pay homage to his 1,076 career catches. Note his 82 touchdowns. Remember he was…

OJ Mayo, Banned and Forgotten, Fights to Save His NBA Career – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES — O.J. Mayo broke down in tears when he heard the NBA was going to ban him for at least two years for a failed drug test, and he surely would have cried even harder if he had known the embarrassment, loneliness and aimlessness that would follow. His first instinct was to call his mother, Alisha, a conversation that left him feeling ashamed of the inevitable questions she…

Guest opinion: What parents should know about sport specialization and overuse injuries – USA TODAY High School Sports

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

Sarah Walls, a personal trainer and owner of SAPT Strength & Performance Training, Inc., is the strength and conditioning coach for WNBA’s Washington Mystics and has worked with a number of Division I programs. Early sport specialization and overuse can put young athletes at greater risk of injury. There is this notion today that people think kids should only be focused on one sport and train like crazy to become good at…