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Skip Bayless: Aaron Rodgers proved he’s the biggest diva in sports with contract comments – FOXSports.com

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

“OK, in 12 years in the league, he has one ring. And he wants to be the highest-paid quarterback?” Shannon Sharpe: “He deserves it!” Skip Bayless: “Why wouldn’t he just go to Mike McCarthy privately, or Ted Thompson privately and just say, ‘Hey, I think it’s time that you take care of me.’ Why would you make a stink publicly about it?” Shannon Sharpe: “He’s saying, ‘You…

6 Reasons Why Every Sports Fan In America Should Be Watching The NHL Stanley Cup Finals Right Now – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

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6 LGBT sports leagues to join in Atlanta – Access Atlanta

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

Billing themselves as “Atlanta’s premier social experience for the LGBT community,” Pride Kickball has a spring, summer, and fall season, playing on Monday’s in Piedmont Park, with socializing time at a nearby bar afterwards. Full details available on their website.

CBS Sports Network to televise UConn vs. Boston College at … – CBS sports.com (blog)

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

A college football game being played in one of sports’ most historic and iconic stadiums will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network this fall. On Wednesday, it was announced that the nonconference game between Boston College and UConn in Fenway Park would be broadcast on CBSSN on Nov. 18. Despite the event being played in Boston, the Huskies are the host for the game, which is part of The Fenway…

Second Wichita sports store to close this month – Wichita Eagle (blog)

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

Wichita is about to be down another sports shop. Last month, Have You Heard? reported that Sports Time Fan Shop at NewMarket Square is closing in late June. Now, the Ultimate Sports Shop in the Westway Shopping Center at 2491 S. Seneca is closing as well. “Due to health, I need to retire,” says Diana Freund, who has had the store for 17 years. She says she’s “sad, but, you…

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops is retiring, says ‘the timing is perfect’ – FOXSports.com

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

Bob Stoops, the longtime Oklahoma head coach who led the Sooners to an undefeated season and national championship in 2000, is retiring effective immediately. Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley will take over. NewsOK.com’s Berry Tramel first reported the news. In just his second season in Norman, Stoops brought Oklahoma back to glory, going 13-0 and winning the 2001 Orange Bowl over Florida State to clinch the school’s first national championship since 1985. The Sooners…

Skip Bayless: Aaron Rodgers proved he’s the biggest diva in sports with contract comments – FOXSports.com

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

“OK, in 12 years in the league, he has one ring. And he wants to be the highest-paid quarterback?” Shannon Sharpe: “He deserves it!” Skip Bayless: “Why wouldn’t he just go to Mike McCarthy privately, or Ted Thompson privately and just say, ‘Hey, I think it’s time that you take care of me.’ Why would you make a stink publicly about it?” Shannon Sharpe: “He’s saying, ‘You…

EA Sports releases first ‘NHL 18’ teaser trailer, and there’s not much to get excited about – FOXSports.com

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

EA Sports released its first official glance at NHL 18 with its debut teaser trailer on Wednesday afternoon. But those hoping to get a lot of substance out of the clip will likely be disappointed. The 25-second ad shows one lone highlight — a nifty deke and goal from 20-year-old Maple Leafs rookie Mitch Marner, and that’s it — at least until the full trailer is revealed at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on June 21. Obviously this is…

Skip Bayless: Aaron Rodgers proved he’s the biggest diva in sports with contract comments – FOXSports.com

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

“OK, in 12 years in the league, he has one ring. And he wants to be the highest-paid quarterback?” Shannon Sharpe: “He deserves it!” Skip Bayless: “Why wouldn’t he just go to Mike McCarthy privately, or Ted Thompson privately and just say, ‘Hey, I think it’s time that you take care of me.’ Why would you make a stink publicly about it?” Shannon Sharpe: “He’s saying, ‘You…

CBS Sports Network to televise UConn vs. Boston College at Fenway Park – CBS sports.com (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

A college football game being played in one of sports’ most historic and iconic stadiums will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network this fall. On Wednesday, it was announced that the nonconference game between Boston College and UConn in Fenway Park would be broadcast on CBSSN on Nov. 18. Despite the event being played in Boston, the Huskies are the host for the game, which is part of The Fenway…

Tuesday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

BASEBALL CINCINNATI (AP) Scooter Gennett hit four home runs, matching the major league record, and finished with 10 RBIs as the Cincinnati Reds routed the slumping St. Louis Cardinals 13-1. Gennett became the 17th player to homer four times in one game – and perhaps the least likely. A scrappy second baseman who was claimed off waivers from Milwaukee in late March, he began the night with 38 career home…

Are the Warriors’ brogrammer army the most hated fans in sports? – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

It was hard to find anyone who begrudged Cleveland fans their championship 12 months ago. The fanbase had suffered through decades of losing and crushing defeats; there had been tears and screams and, yes, even flames. The collective futility of the Cavaliers, Indians and Browns had endured year-round, one failed season rolling into the next. And all the sports misery occurred at a time when the city and the entire…

EA Sports releases first ‘NHL 18’ teaser trailer, and there’s not much to get excited about – FOXSports.com

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

EA Sports released its first official glance at NHL 18 with its debut teaser trailer on Wednesday afternoon. But those hoping to get a lot of substance out of the clip will likely be disappointed. The 25-second ad shows one lone highlight — a nifty deke and goal from 20-year-old Maple Leafs rookie Mitch Marner, and that’s it — at least until the full trailer is revealed at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on June 21. Obviously this is…

Are the Warriors’ brogrammer army the most hated fans in sports? – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

It was hard to find anyone who begrudged Cleveland fans their championship 12 months ago. The fanbase had suffered through decades of losing and crushing defeats; there had been tears and screams and, yes, even flames. The collective futility of the Cavaliers, Indians and Browns had endured year-round, one failed season rolling into the next. And all the sports misery occurred at a time when the city and the entire…

How sports scientists are trying to change college football – ESPN.com – ESPN

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

9:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The smell of bacon wafts through the most unorthodox office in Schembechler Hall on a spring morning in Ann Arbor. Separated from the rest of the staffers, Fergus Connolly can stand in his doorway in the corner of Michigan’s football facility and keep an eye on the team’s buffet-style training table. The L-shape desk tucked inside is decorated with…

Why did Chesterfield back out of sports complex deal? Dan Buck blames Jane Cunningham – STLtoday.com

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

By 8 a.m. the day after a Chesterfield City Council vote killed a $55 million youth sports complex’s chances in the suburb, Dan Buck says he already had three calls from other cities interested in the proposal. Even before Monday’s vote, the area philanthropist and former sportscaster promoting the development had alternate sites within the region in mind, as well as one in the Kansas City…

House Approves East Windsor Casino; Off-Track Betting, Sports Betting, MMA On The Table – Hartford Courant

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

In a major expansion of gambling, the state House of Representatives voted early Wednesday morning for an East Windsor casino, an expansion of off-track betting sites and possible sports betting in the future. By 103-46, the House granted final legislative approval for a satellite casino to be built by the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes that will be visible from Interstate 91 north of Hartford. The measure passed on a…

How Extreme Sports Can Change Your Professional Life – Fortune

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question, “How do you stay away from work when you’re out of the office?” is written by Stephan Dietrich, vice president of Adobe Campaign. In my home country of France, companies with over 50 employees are required to set times…

Here’s what we know about the NBA’s uniform switch to Nike next season – FOXSports.com

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

FOX Sports: “From a logistical standpoint, obviously there’s a lot of existing product, in terms of replica jerseys in team stores, and retailers all across the country that have product that is not Nike. What happens to all of that?” Lisa Piken Koper: “The retail world has known about this transition for quite some time, so it’s really up to the retailers to manage their inventory, sell down and be…

How sports scientists are trying to change college football – ESPN

Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017

9:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The smell of bacon wafts through the most unorthodox office in Schembechler Hall on a spring morning in Ann Arbor. Separated from the rest of the staffers, Fergus Connolly can stand in his doorway in the corner of Michigan’s football facility and keep an eye on the team’s buffet-style training table. The L-shape desk tucked inside is decorated with…