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The Never-Ending Battle Against Sport’s Hidden Foe – New York Times

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

Such cases have generated enough anxiety that teams have pulled out all the stops to eradicate the germ or to prevent it from settling in. Although the most recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2015, reported a decrease in MRSA infections in the general public since 2005, it is difficult to tell what is happening in locker rooms because there has been no study specifically…

How the Sport of Kings Showcases Brexit’s Threat to Trade – Bloomberg

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

For a primer on the risks to trade from Brexit, just ask the Irish horse industry. The 1 billion euro ($1.2 billion) bloodstock sector – made up of racing and breeding – employs close to 15,000 people in Ireland, according to Deloitte LLP. Much of the business centers around the U.K., leaving one of the world’s biggest bloodstock producers vulnerable to its nearest neighbor’s departure from the European Union. “Eighty…

How the Sport of Kings Showcases Brexit’s Threat to Trade – Bloomberg

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

For a primer on the risks to trade from Brexit, just ask the Irish horse industry. The 1 billion euro ($1.2 billion) bloodstock sector – made up of racing and breeding – employs close to 15,000 people in Ireland, according to Deloitte LLP. Much of the business centers around the U.K., leaving one of the world’s biggest bloodstock producers vulnerable to its nearest neighbor’s departure from the European Union. “Eighty…

Female sports journalists react to Cam Newton, share their own sexist experiences – ABC News

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Female sports reporters don’t have an easy job. The hurdles they continue to face were brought into the spotlight this week after an interaction between Cam Newton and a female reporter. During a press conference Wednesday, the Carolina Panthers quarterback laughed at a question posed by Jourdan Rodrigue. The Charlotte Observer sportswriter’s question was a valid one — she asked about the team’s routes, which caused Newton to reply: “It’s…

#TakeAKnee is new, but sports have always been political, says the WSJ’s Jason Gay – Recode

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

If you want all your favorite athletes to “stick to sports” and stay out of politics, you’re going to wind up disappointed, the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay says. On the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, Gay argued that, as a huge part of American culture, sports have always been political. He said the NFL players like Colin Kaepernick who have knelt during the national anthem to…

Report: Warriors owner considered offering Stephen Curry a contract below the max – CBSSports.com

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

The Warriors‘ run the last few years has been a mix of incredible team building, smart use of assets and, yes, a whole lot of luck. They changed basketball with revolutionary offense and a defense that can maintain a high level even at a high pace. However, none of that is possible if Stephen Curry doesn’t become the greatest shooter ever. What he did for the Warriors set up everything…

Is Watching Sports Bad for Your Health? Here’s What New Research Says – TIME

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Watching a sports match can stress your heart just as much as playing in the game itself, suggests a small new study in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. Researchers found that people’s pulses increased by 75% when they watched a hockey game on television and by 110% when watching one in person—equivalent to the cardiac stress of vigorous exercise. Previous studies have linked watching sporting events to an increased risk…

#TakeAKnee is new, but sports have always been political, says the WSJ’s Jason Gay – Recode

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

If you want all your favorite athletes to “stick to sports” and stay out of politics, you’re going to wind up disappointed, the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay says. On the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, Gay argued that, as a huge part of American culture, sports have always been political. He said the NFL players like Colin Kaepernick who have knelt during the national anthem to…

USA TODAY Sports college football staff picks for Week 6 – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports college football reporter George Schroeder breaks down a pivotal Big 12 matchup between the Mountaineers and Horned Frogs. USA TODAY Sports

Is Watching Sports Bad for Your Health? Here’s What New Research Says – TIME

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Watching a sports match can stress your heart just as much as playing in the game itself, suggests a small new study in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. Researchers found that people’s pulses increased by 75% when they watched a hockey game on television and by 110% when watching one in person—equivalent to the cardiac stress of vigorous exercise. Previous studies have linked watching sporting events to an increased risk…

#TakeAKnee is new, but sports have always been political, says the WSJ’s Jason Gay – Recode

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

If you want all your favorite athletes to “stick to sports” and stay out of politics, you’re going to wind up disappointed, the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay says. On the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, Gay argued that, as a huge part of American culture, sports have always been political. He said the NFL players like Colin Kaepernick who have knelt during the national anthem to…

Is Watching Sports Bad for Your Health? Here’s What New Research Says – TIME

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Watching a sports match can stress your heart just as much as playing in the game itself, suggests a small new study in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. Researchers found that people’s pulses increased by 75% when they watched a hockey game on television and by 110% when watching one in person—equivalent to the cardiac stress of vigorous exercise. Previous studies have linked watching sporting events to an increased risk…

Documenting Sports With Tech, or It Didn’t Happen – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

What tech gadgetry and apps do you always have with you when you’re on assignment? I always have my iPhone, my battered Olympus digital recorder, a small spiral notebook and a pocketful of pens taken from cheap hotels. (I figure the hotels owe me for all the free advertising I have given them over the years.) I’m learning I can have nothing but an iPhone and I’m fine. I don’t…

UK Sport: Champions League final in 2023 one of many ‘hosting targets’ – BBC Sport

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Cardiff was the host city for the 2017 Champions League Final as Real Madrid were crowned champions The Football Association could bid to host the Champions League final in 2023, according to confidential UK Sport documents obtained by the BBC. The game is one of a number of “hosting targets” and a “strategic priority”. The staging of parts of the Tour de France in 2021 and athletics’ World Championships “in…

When white sports fans turn on black athletes – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

At the start of the 2014 National Football League season, the Baltimore Ravens unveiled a statue of their star linebacker Ray Lewis outside the team’s stadium. During his 17-year career, Lewis had been named All-Pro seven times, made the Pro Bowl a dozen times, and led the Ravens to two Super Bowl titles. For maximum dramatic effect, the last one took place on February 4, 2013, in Lewis’s final game….

It’s been a bad 24 hours for Fox Sports – Philly.com

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Fox Sports’ cable network FS1 has been dealt a rough hand over the past 24 hours. Colin Cowherd is continuing to receive harsh criticism after calling Philadelphia the “dumbest sports city in America.” Katie Nolan, a rising star at the network, is heading to ESPN. And Fox Sports was forced to pull back from an odd advertising campaign…

Watching sports increases risk of heart attack or stroke because the stress it puts on the heart is equal to a … – The Sun

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

WATCHING sport raises the risk of heart attack or stroke, doctors have warned. Telly viewers saw heart rates soar by 75 per cent, while those of spectators at a live event rose more than 100 per cent, a study found. Watching sports on TV can increase your heart rate by 75 per cent The stress this places on the heart is equivalent to a vigorous workout, such as a run…

Land Rover Is Turning Its Popular Range Rover Sport Into a Plug-In Hybrid – Fortune

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Off-roading emissions free. Jaguar Land Rover is bringing emissions-free driving—at least a little bit of the time—to off roading. The British automaker, owned by India’s Tata Motors, said Wednesday it will produce a plug-in hybrid version of the Range Rover Sport. The new offering follows the company’s announcement last month that all new Jaguar Land Rover cars will be available in electric or hybrid versions from 2020. The 2019 Range…

It’s been a bad 24 hours for Fox Sports – Philly.com

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Fox Sports’ cable network FS1 has been dealt a rough hand over the past 24 hours. Colin Cowherd is continuing to receive harsh criticism after calling Philadelphia the “dumbest sports city in America.” Katie Nolan, a rising star at the network, is heading to ESPN. And Fox Sports was forced to pull back from an odd advertising campaign…

3 Worthy Sports Cars Under $50000 – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Pity the mid-priced sports car, carrying neither bragging rights with a stratosphere sticker, nor winning you points with the millionaire next door who boils an egg, eats half and puts the other half in a plastic bag in the fridge. That said, there are a plethora of stylish, speedy machines under the $50,000 price tag. We recently tested and fell for BMW’s 230i Xdrive, for example, a steal beginning at…