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White Sox’s summer of 1977 gave us two great sports musical traditions – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

The 1977 season is remembered fondly as one of Chicago baseball’s great summers, the White Sox and Cubs each taking division leads into August. The winning didn’t last. First the Cubs fell out of contention, then the Sox, taking World Series fantasies down with them. What survives are the two musical traditions born of the South Side swagger, giddiness and gusto that marked the first two-thirds of the White Sox’s…

Fay Vincent says legalized sports gambling coming soon – ABC News

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Former Major League Baseball commissioner Fay Vincent believes that legalized sports betting in the United States would be one of the biggest developments in sports since the introduction of television. And he thinks it’s coming soon. In July, Vincent wrote a letter to the editor in The New York Times, responding to a story about the ongoing effort to sell the? Miami Marlins.?He noted that the story “doesn’t report the…

‘Pyre’ is an awesome sports game masquerading as fantasy heroics – Engadget

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

The player’s character, banished from the civilized world for the heinous crime of literacy, falls in with a diverse group of exiles. All have their own set of skills and progression tree; over time, you learn why each was driven from the Commonwealth to eke out life in the purgatorial wasteland of the Downside. Everyone who wants to escape, including your ragtag band, can only do so by completing Rites…

Gameday lets you play daily fantasy sports inside Facebook Messenger – TechCrunch

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

Fantasy sports, and probably to an even greater extent daily fantasy sports, can be intimidating. You’re usually playing for real money, and potentially going up against people who spend countless hours researching statistics to craft the perfect lineup. Gameday, a startup part of Y Combinator’s Summer ’17 batch, wants to change this by making a few tweaks to daily fantasy sports so it can be accessible to everyone. First, they’re…

‘Pyre’ is an awesome sports game masquerading as fantasy heroics – Engadget

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

The player’s character, banished from the civilized world for the heinous crime of literacy, falls in with a diverse group of exiles. All have their own set of skills and progression tree; over time, you learn why each was driven from the Commonwealth to eke out life in the purgatorial wasteland of the Downside. Everyone who wants to escape, including your ragtag band, can only do so by completing Rites…

Ex-Brazilian goalie who had ex-girlfriend murdered to teach sport to … – Fox News

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

A Brazilian ex-goalkeeper who’s in prison for ordering the savage killing of his ex-girlfriend — who was then fed to dogs — has been reportedly given temporary release to teach soccer to dozens of children. According to local reports, a criminal judge in Varginha, Minas Gerais in southeast Brazil authorized Bruno Fernandes de Souza’s temporary release Wednesday to participate in the government’s social inclusion program for prisoners. He…

White Sox’s summer of 1977 gave us two great sports musical traditions – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

The 1977 season is remembered fondly as one of Chicago baseball’s great summers, the White Sox and Cubs each taking division leads into August. The winning didn’t last. First the Cubs fell out of contention, then the Sox, taking World Series fantasies down with them. What survives are the two musical traditions born of the South Side swagger, giddiness and gusto that marked the first two-thirds of the White Sox’s…

Antonio Conte news conference – latest – BBC Sport

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

Would you have come to PSG without all the other Brazilians being here? Neymar: “To be really honest, that wouldn’t have changed my approach. “Of course I have friends here, but I arrive here because the global environment is very positive. “It was not easy – I had to think a lot, I had to think what I wanted to do with my life. “A lot of people wanted me…

Hey dude, let’s watch video games: NBC Sports to air e-sports – Philly.com

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

Two years ago, Nick Purdy of Wayne downloaded the Rocket League video game. He liked it and so did many others as it became a huge hit, with 1.6 million daily players who kick around soccer balls with souped-up cars. And this Saturday, Purdy and teammate Dylan Fowler, of Dermott, Ark., will take their Rocket League game…

Social Web Startup Signs Deal with AP to Distribute Sports Scores – Xconomy

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

ScoreStream, a San Diego area startup providing a crowdsourced social media platform for reporting high school sports scores, said Thursday it has agreed to distribute high school game scores under a new collaboration agreement with The Associated Press. Under their agreement, this fall ScoreStream will begin distributing and publishing high school football scores across 42 states through the AP and other media networks (including ScoreStream’s own website). ScoreStream said it…

When your name is also your sport: Tennys Sandgren’s stay at Citi Open comes to an end – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

Tennys Sandgren came up short early Friday morning in a two-set loss to fifth-seeded Alexander Zverev. (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) Tennys Sandgren lost to fifth-seeded Alexander Zverev early Friday morning at the Citi Open 7-5, 7-5, but took strides in Washington toward making a name for himself on the ATP Tour beyond, well, his name. Tennys — pronounced just like the sport — was named for his Swedish great-grandfather. Both of…

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso: Lush looks and luxury in a super sports car – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

I confess: I had mixed feelings about saying goodbye to the 2017 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso. I was sad, because I’d had such a good week driving it. But I was also happy, because I had gotten through the week without damaging it. This top-of-the-line Italian sports touring car, an update of the previous Ferrari FF model, is a luscious-looking shooting brake coupe — or, in American automotive terms, a long-nosed,…

When your name is also your sport: Tennys Sandgren’s stay at Citi Open comes to an end – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

Tennys Sandgren came up short early Friday morning in a two-set loss to fifth-seeded Alexander Zverev. (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) Tennys Sandgren lost to fifth-seeded Alexander Zverev early Friday morning at the Citi Open 7-5, 7-5, but took strides in Washington toward making a name for himself on the ATP Tour beyond, well, his name. Tennys — pronounced just like the sport — was named for his Swedish great-grandfather. Both of…

WNBA to make its official video game debut in EA Sports’ ‘NBA Live 18’ – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

Breanna Stewart’s little brother plays a lot of video games. For the first time this fall, he will have the opportunity to play basketball as his sister now that the WNBA will be included as part of EA Sports’ “NBA Live 18.” The question is, will he do so? After all, Connor Stewart will have more WNBA rosters to choose from — not just his older sister’s Seattle Sound —…

Sports Direct loses biggest independent investor | Business | The … – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

Sports Direct has lost its biggest independent investor as some fund managers fear the crisis-hit retailer is incapable of addressing its corporate governance issues. The Guardian has learned Standard Life, the largest independent investor at last year’s annual meeting, has bailed out of the stock, selling its entire 5.8% holding, and Aviva said it had sold down its stake. Both had been vocal critics of the firm, which on Thursday…

Sports Illustrated use plus-size models at its Miami Swim Week show as one doctor calls it irresponsible – The Independent

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

Plus-size models starred in a Sports Illustrated swimsuit catwalk show – but a doctor has criticised the move as irresponsible. A number of curvy models paraded down the catwalk at Miami Swim Week, who are all finalists in a contest that will see the winner photographed for the February issue swimsuit issue of the magazine. The magazine’s editor MJ Day said: “Some people in the audience were moved to tears…

WNBA to make its official video game debut in EA Sports’ ‘NBA Live 18’ – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

Breanna Stewart’s little brother plays a lot of video games. For the first time this fall, he will have the opportunity to play basketball as his sister now that the WNBA will be included as part of EA Sports’ “NBA Live 18.” The question is, will he do so? After all, Connor Stewart will have more WNBA rosters to choose from — not just his older sister’s Seattle Sound —…

Sports Direct loses biggest independent investor as crisis deepens … – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

Sports Direct has lost its biggest independent investor as some fund managers fear the crisis-hit retailer is incapable of addressing its corporate governance issues. The Guardian has learned Standard Life, the largest independent investor at last year’s annual meeting, has bailed out of the stock, selling its entire 5.8% holding, and Aviva said it had sold down its stake. Both had been vocal critics of the firm, which on Thursday…

Reducing Risk in Sports: What you do outside of sports can affect your performance – USA TODAY High School Sports

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

USA TODAY High School Sports and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association have partnered on a monthly column to address injuries, prevention and related issues to help schools, coaches and student-athletes. Here is the latest column from Scott Sailor, the president of NATA. Athletes engage mentally and physically in their training and practice so that they will be the most competitive during games. Practicing a skill over time builds muscle memory…