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Broncos Hire New Director Of Sports Medicine, And It’s A Very Familiar Name – CBS Local

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Famed long-time head athletic trainer Steve “Greek” Antonopulos has been promoted to director of sports medicine for the Denver Broncos, the team announced on Wednesday. The team also announced assistant athletic trainer Vince Garcia was named head athletic trainer to take over for Antonopulos. In four decades, almost everything about us has changed. Except for “Greek.” 📰 » https://t.co/9B7We8icnl pic.twitter.com/X6kgzBcEYr — Denver Broncos (@Broncos) April 12,…

Sports Direct workers’ rep faces ‘uphill struggle’, union warns – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sports Direct has elected an employee to attend board meetings, after a series of scandals over the way the company is run and how it treats its staff. But Unite, Britain’s biggest union, warned that the newly appointed worker representative “will face an uphill struggle to have workers’ concerns heard and to resolve the deep-rooted problems across the business”. The appointment of Alex Balacki, 30, follows a tumultuous 2016 for…

WBZ Cares: Good Sports Helps Boston Area Children Be Active – CBS Boston / WBZ

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

BOSTON (CBS) – Each month, WBZ Cares highlights a worthy non-profit organization, and tells the story of what that organization does for the community. This month’s organization, “Good Sports,” a Quincy-based organization that gives all kids the lifelong benefits of sports and physical activity by providing sporting equipment to those most in need. Since its inception in 2003, two local groups in Boston have benefited from the program. For decades, Greg Davis…

Fantasy sports bill advances in Texas Legislature – MyStatesman.com

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A bill legalizing for-profit fantasy sports leagues in Texas has gained some yards in the state Legislature. House Bill 1487, co-authored by state Rep. Richard Pena Raymond, D-Laredo, was approved on a 6-1 vote this week by the House Committee on Licensing & Administrative Procedures, although it remains unclear when or if it will be taken up by the full House for a vote. State Rep. John…

Sports Direct workers’ rep faces ‘uphill struggle’, union warns – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sports Direct has elected an employee to attend board meetings, after a series of scandals over the way the company is run and how it treats its staff. But Unite, Britain’s biggest union, warned that the newly appointed board member “will face an uphill struggle to have workers’ concerns heard and to resolve the deep-rooted problems across the business”. The appointment of Alex Balacki, 30, as the company’s employee representative…

A Las Vegas nightclub is getting turned into an e-sports arena – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Starting in early 2018, the Luxor Hotel will be home to the very first e-sports arena on the Las Vegas Strip. The joint venture between Allied Esports, Esports Arena, and Luxor-owner MGM Resorts International will see an existing 30,000-square-foot nightclub transformed into a multi-level e-sports venue. It will be equipped with all the staples of a standard sports arena plus an LED video wall, professional streaming video production studios, and…

Forbes most valuable teams: Yankees top MLB, second American sports franchise – CBSSports.com

Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Major League Baseball is as healthy as it’s ever been financially, and the sport’s revenues are only growing. Tuesday morning Mike Ozanian of Forbes released his annual MLB franchise value estimates, and according to his data, the average club saw their value increase a whopping 19 percent in 2016. That is due to the growing MLB Advanced Media juggernaut — MLBAM is league’s digital arm, and all 30 clubs own…

JD Sports rides the ‘athleisurewear’ trend to booming profits – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

JD Sports’ stock has stormed to record highs after the sportswear retailer smashed analysts’ forecasts with an 80pc leap in profits and drew a line under a controversy relating to conditions at its main warehouse. Shares in the sportswear giant jumped by more than 8pc to value the company at £4.3bn as it proved it was capitalising on the booming “athleisurewear” trend, which has driven demand for trainers and tracksuits that can be…

Champions League: Juventus 2-0 Barcelona – BBC Sport

Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Getty Images Every league or country seems to have one – Lorenzo Insigne – the Italian Messi, Sardar Azmoun – the Iranian Messi, David Gonzalez – the non-league Messi. However, Juventus have a player who might just actually be worthy of the comparison. Paulo Dybala is ridiculously good on the ball, with supreme dribbling skills and an eye for goal – he now has 15 goals this season. He’s been…

3 Bob’s Stores, 1 Eastern Mountain Sports on LI to close – Newsday

Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

advertisement | advertise on newsday Bob’s Stores’ West Islip location on Sunrise Highway is seen Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The location is one of three Long Island Bob’s stores that will close as part of a bankruptcy deal, according to court documents. Bob’s corporate parent will also shut an Eastern Mountain Sports store in Carle Place. (Credit: Ed Betz) Three Long Island stores belonging to clothing and footwear retailer…

How California lawmakers tried to get sports stadiums built – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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JD Sports Rides Athleisure Wave as Chairman Hails Cultural Shift – Bloomberg

Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

JD Sports Fashion Plc shares soared to new highs after the U.K. sportswear retailer extended its record of confounding analysts’ expectations, helped by flourishing partnerships with suppliers including Nike Inc. and Adidas AG. The stock rose as much as 10 percent in London after the company reported an 81 percent jump in annual pretax profit to 244.8 million pounds ($303.9 million). Against a backdrop of job losses and bankruptcies in…

State lawmakers have spent a lot of time on professional sports stadiums — and they have little to show for it – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

With the Raiders deciding to leave Oakland for a $1.9-billion football stadium in Las Vegas, the carousel of moves and threats to move by California’s professional sports teams appears to be slowing down. So too does all the action in the state Legislature designed to help build new stadiums. Since 2009, state lawmakers have tried to make it easier to build new football stadiums in the San Gabriel Valley, San…

Monday Sports in Brief – New York Daily News

Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — HOCKEY The Vancouver Canucks are trying to jumpstart their stalled rebuild with a new head coach. Willie Desjardins was fired by Vancouver on Monday after missing the postseason for the second consecutive season. The team announced the move a day after ending the season with its eighth straight loss. In three years with Vancouver, Desjardins went 109-110-27. The 60-year-old led the club to the playoffs…

Barriers between pro sports and gambling appear to be falling – The Seattle Times

Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Inside sports business There were days not long ago when the National Football League feared its players even paying a visit to Las Vegas. And they weren’t alone. The mere thought of Sin City intersecting with operations of any major sports league sent the billable hours of their public-relations machines spiraling out of control. Not any more. The announcement the Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas in two years…

5 hopes for a North American World Cup in 2026 – FOXSports.com

Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017

MLS has its eyes set on expanding the league to 28 teams, and with that comes the exciting prospect of new and diverse fan bases. Cities like Detroit, Nashville, Indianapolis, San Antonio, and Cincinnati will emerge, shape the game and  reflect their city’s style and sensibilities like we’ve seen happen in Portland, Orlando, and Atlanta over the past decade.

Youth sports megaplex proposed for Summit Place Mall site – Detroit Free Press

Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share The owner of Summit Place Mall in Oakland County has until July 15 to get a demolition permit or submit redevelopment plans. JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press A rendering of the proposed youth sports megaplex for the site of the abandoned Summit Place Mall in Waterford Township.(Photo: Prime Design Systems Inc.) A mystery developer is proposing to build a youth sports and entertainment megaplex in…

2017 NFL Draft rumors: Why Fournette will go in top five, McCaffrey before Cook – CBSSports.com

Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017

If something shocking happens in the top five picks of the 2017 NFL Draft, it very well might involve running back Leonard Fournette. I hear the big back out of LSU is increasingly being viewed as a best-of-breed player in this draft, a true blue chipper, and he is being considered at the highest reaches of the first round. Mock Draft Central How to watch NFL Draft Frankly, it would…

27 Eastern Mountain Sports stores slated to close; 2 in Syracuse area (see the full list) – Syracuse.com

Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017

Eastern Outfitters LLC, parent company of Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob’s store, wants to close about half of its store – including 27 of its 51 EMS stores. Two of the stores targeted to close are at Destiny USA and Towne Center in Fayetteville, according to bankruptcy court documents. The Meriden, Conn.-based company filed for bankruptcy protection in February. The plan to close the stores still needs bankruptcy court approval….

Sports world reacts to Russell Westbrook’s record-setting performance – ESPN

Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Russell Westbrook celebrates his game-winning 3-pointer on Sunday against the Nuggets. The Thunder guard finished with 50 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists for his 42nd triple-double of 2016-17, breaking Oscar Robertson’s single-season record. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Russell Westbrook had seemingly been building up to this moment the entire season. Triple-double after triple-double, the Oklahoma City point guard inched toward history…