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Gran Turismo Sport’s high-end bonuses: HDR is incredible, but VR is not – Ars Technica

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

reader comments 17 As Ars’s resident car guru Jonathan Gitlin tears through the racing nuts and bolts of this week’s new racing video game, Gran Turismo Sport, he has asked me to kill time by reviewing its higher-end elements. Namely, Jon owns neither a PlayStation VR headset nor a 4K HDR display, and both of those are specifically and uniquely supported by the latest Gran Turismo game (and first in the series…

Updates as FA bosses and Aluko appear in front of MPs – BBC Sport

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

FA chairman Greg Clarke is criticised for referring to institutional racism as “fluff”. He quickly apologies after being chastised by the committee. “What has established, putting aside all the fluff about, you know, institutional racism, no institutional bullying,” he says. The fact you describe it as fluff speaks volumes,” says Julie Elliott MP. “Language matters.” “I accept your point and what I was trying to say, maybe badly, is I…

America’s Richest Sports Team Owners 2017 – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Entry to the Forbes 400 is harder than ever, with a minimum net worth of $2 billion needed to crack the list of richest Americans. The bar for entry is up 18% from last year thanks to a booming stock market. The world of sports is well represented, with more than 10% of the 400 owning a major sports team. Franchise owners are profiting from a media landscape in which…

Traina Thoughts: Samantha Ponder Vs. Barstool Shows ESPN’s Lack Of Consistency – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

1. Let me be perfectly clear about something right up front. I do not for one second think Samantha Ponder should be disciplined in any way for using Twitter Monday to (mistakenly) call out Barstool Sports’ Big Cat, whose new show debuts on ESPN2 tonight, for a blog post that appeared on Barstool in 2014. Having said that, I find it curious that ESPN fully supported Ponder’s actions, while suspending…

Kevin Durant can’t beat the buzzer, as the Rockets come back to stun the Warriors – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Golden State Warriors kicked off the 2017-18 NBA season with a huge celebration of their 2017 NBA championship, and eager to start their pursuit of a third title in four years. Come the end of opening night, though, it’d be the Houston Rockets celebrating, thanks to the slimmest of margins and the length of Kevin Durant’s fingertips: [Now’s the time to sign up for Fantasy Basketball! Join for free]…

America’s Richest Sports Team Owners 2017 – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Entry to the Forbes 400 is harder than ever, with a minimum net worth of $2 billion needed to crack the list of richest Americans. The bar for entry is up 18% from last year thanks to a booming stock market. The world of sports is well represented, with more than 10% of the 400 owning a major sports team. Franchise owners are profiting from a media landscape in which…

Traina Thoughts: Samantha Ponder Vs. Barstool Shows ESPN’s Lack Of Consistency – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

1. Let me be perfectly clear about something right up front. I do not for one second think Samantha Ponder should be disciplined in any way for using Twitter Monday to (mistakenly) call out Barstool Sports’ Big Cat, whose new show debuts on ESPN2 tonight, for a blog post that appeared on Barstool in 2014. Having said that, I find it curious that ESPN fully supported Ponder’s actions, while suspending…

2017 CBS Sports Midseason All-America team: College football’s … – CBSSports.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

We’re seven-plus weeks into the 2017 season, which means it is the perfect time to reveal the 2017 CBS Sports Midseason All-America Team as voted on by our panel of college football analysts and insiders. There were six unanimous selections — three on offense — with a whopping 24 different programs represented among the 28 first-team selections (one tie). Alabama Crimson Tide , NC State, Ohio State Buckeyes , Oklahoma…

Pole dancing: Could it one day become an Olympic sport? – BBC Sport

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Forty-six pole dancers competed at the first Worlds in 2012; there were 229 in 2017 Could pole dancing become an Olympics sport? It’s not as far-fetched as you might think… That’s because pole dancing – or pole, as the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) prefers – has been recognised by an international sporting body for the first time. It has been given “observer status” by the Global Association of International…

America’s Richest Sports Team Owners 2017 – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Entry to the Forbes 400 is harder than ever, with a minimum net worth of $2 billion needed to crack the list of richest Americans. The bar for entry is up 18% from last year thanks to a booming stock market. The world of sports is well represented, with more than 10% of the 400 owning a major sports team. Franchise owners are profiting from a media landscape in which…

Traina Thoughts: Samantha Ponder Vs. Barstool Shows ESPN’s Lack Of Consistency – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

1. Let me be perfectly clear about something right up front. I do not for one second think Samantha Ponder should be disciplined in any way for using Twitter Monday to (mistakenly) call out Barstool Sports’ Big Cat, whose new show debuts on ESPN2 tonight, for a blog post that appeared on Barstool in 2014. Having said that, I find it curious that ESPN fully supported Ponder’s actions, while suspending…

America’s Richest Sports Team Owners 2017 – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Entry to the Forbes 400 is harder than ever, with a minimum net worth of $2 billion needed to crack the list of richest Americans. The bar for entry is up 18% from last year thanks to a booming stock market. The world of sports is well represented, with more than 10% of the 400 owning a major sports team. Franchise owners are profiting from a media landscape in which…

Traina Thoughts: Samantha Ponder Vs. Barstool Shows ESPN’s Lack Of Consistency – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

1. Let me be perfectly clear about something right up front. I do not for one second think Samantha Ponder should be disciplined in any way for using Twitter Monday to (mistakenly) call out Barstool Sports’ Big Cat, whose new show debuts on ESPN2 tonight, for a blog post that appeared on Barstool in 2014. Having said that, I find it curious that ESPN fully supported Ponder’s actions, while suspending…

2017 CBS Sports Midseason All-America team: College football’s best so far – CBSSports.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

We’re seven-plus weeks into the 2017 season, which means it is the perfect time to reveal the 2017 CBS Sports Midseason All-America Team as voted on by our panel of college football analysts and insiders. There were six unanimous selections — three on offense — with a whopping 24 different programs represented among the 28 first-team selections (one tie). Alabama Crimson Tide , NC State, Ohio State Buckeyes , Oklahoma…

Volleyball is the sport, and Nebraska the school, for small-town standout Kalynn Meyer – HuskerExtra.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Superior’s Kalynn Meyer (40) reaches out for an offensive rebound ahead of teammate Megan Miller (20) as Sutton’s Gina Osterhaus (34) looks on in the first half on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, during a Southern Nebraska Conference semifinal at Centennial High School in Utica.

Gran Turismo Sport is basically an always-online game – Polygon

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Gran Turismo Sport is finally out today, and players are starting to realize just how much the racing game relies on an online connection: A lot, it turns out. This has been known for a while, in some sense. Developer Polyphony Digital has always pitched Gran Turismo Sport as an online-focused game because of its integration with the International Automobile Federation (FIA). You can earn an FIA-recognized driving license in…

The Polestar 1 is a 600-horsepower hybrid sports coupe from Volvo – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

While Volvo has taken several steps in recent years to reinvent itself as an upscale and technological automaker, its newly created Polestar brand is about to show off how performance and electrification will work together in the future. The Polestar 1, shown Tuesday at an event in Shanghai, will go on sale in mid-2019 as a limited production sports coupe that will be the first of three new cars dedicated…

Is your hobby a sport, a game, or something else? Take the quiz – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

For years, pole dancing suffered by association. An athletic pursuit that sees dancers spin, jump and slide, the medium was grounded by its tawdry connotations: of late nights, dark rooms, and risqué moves for a paying clientele. That now looks set to change, after the Global Association of International Sports Federation recognised pole dancing as an official sport.  The move marks an historic moment in the professional life of Katie Coates, 41, from…

Gran Turismo Sport is extremely limited in offline mode – Ars Technica

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

reader comments 28 On Tuesday, October 17, the long-awaited Gran Turismo Sport arrives for the Playstation 4. This seventh installment of one of the world’s best-selling games franchises introduces a number of updates designed for high-end TVs, virtual reality, and e-sports enthusiasts. Although we’ve had a copy for a few days now, you’ll have to wait a few more days to read a proper review. In large part, that’s because Sony’s Gran Turismo…

ESPN star calls out Barstool Sports sexism in rough start to union – New York Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

So far, no good for the ESPN-Barstool Sports partnership. One of ESPN’s rising talents, first-year “Sunday NFL Countdown” host Samantha Ponder, gave her newest colleagues a cold welcome on Twitter on Monday, three days after the announcement that Barstool’s “Pardon My Take” podcast is coming to ESPN2. The popular sports comedy show will make its TV debut Tuesday night. In a message directed at the show’s co-host, Dan “Big Cat”…