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Actor Michael Rapaport On Sports Highs, Lows And LeBron – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Michael Rapaport watches the action during a BIG3 basketball game at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., on July 9. Icon Sportswire/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Icon Sportswire/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Michael Rapaport watches the action during a BIG3 basketball game at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., on July 9. Icon Sportswire/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images When actor Michael Rapaport was growing up, he…

Bettor Wins $8 Million Bet on Dodgers to Win Game 6, Has Netted $14 Million on World Series – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A bettor in Vegas apparently placed $8 million on the Dodgers to win Game 6 of the World Series.  Sports betting is becoming more mainstream; your friends, people you work with, everyone’s betting nowadays.  Not everyone is betting like this high roller in Las Vegas.  According to RJ Bell, who is an odds provider for the Associated Press, a big-time bettor in Vegas has bet on the winning team in…

2017 World Series Predictions: CBS Sports picks for Astros vs. Dodgers Game 7 – CBSSports.com

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The 2017 World Series concludes with Game 7 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The Dodgers are seeking their first World Series since 1988. The Astros are after their first World Series title ever. You can’t have a Game 7 without our experts making some picks that could be used against them in the future. (It’s in Leviticus.) As such,…

The Golden Knights, live gambling and the future of live sports attendance – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Jesse Lawrence has been in media and tech for 20 years. Prior to TicketIQ, he worked at MediaMath and IAC. He started his career as a writer. One of the biggest early season NHL stories has been the success of the expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights. Not only are the Golden Knights off to an 8-2 start, but they also rank in the top 10 of the most expensive average prices…

Ranking Every Team in College Basketball, From Arizona (No. 1) to Mississippi Valley State (No. 351) – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sports Illustrated’s 2017-18 college basketball projections are a collaboration between economist Dan Hanner, SI’s Chris Johnson and SI’s Jeremy Fuchs. The system uses college and AAU statistics, recruiting rankings and coaching data to project every Division I player and team. For a deeper look at how the system works, read this explainer. In the next installment of our preview, we’re revealing how our model stacks up every Division I team…

Scoggins: Iowa’s ‘Wave’ to children’s hospital – our best sport has … – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

IOWA CITY – You can see their silhouette in the windows of the children’s hospital from a distance. Sick kids and their parents watching a college football game from rooms that overlook Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium. You’ve probably heard or read about the Wave, the new tradition that takes place at the end of the first quarter of Iowa home games. Fans turn toward the hospital and wave to those kids…

Classification controversy marks terrible coming of age for Paralympic sport – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A couple of decades ago very few people paid attention to Paralympic sport. It was patronisingly considered by some to be a few plucky people in wheelchairs making their way around a track as best they could. Tuesday’s evidence session into governance in Paralympic sport at the digital, culture, media and sport select committee showed just how far the sport has come. It has become elite and has developed into…

NFL Power Rankings: Surprising Rams, Bills, Vikings, Saints in top 10 after Week 8 – CBSSports.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It’s the halfway point of the NFL season, and so far it’s been eight weeks filled with plenty of surprises and not too much great football. Among the surprises: The Buffalo Bills were supposed to be tanking, and yet they’re 5-2 heading into a brutal stretch of their schedule the next five weeks. The Los Angeles Rams come out of their bye tied for first place in the NFC West….

Huge Sports Stars Suit Up & Strip Down Hot Bod Halloween!!! – TMZ.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

How do you celebrate Halloween when you’re hot, rich and insanely fit?? You suit up (or strip down) with a baller costume — kinda like women’s tennis star Genie Bouchard, whose Bae-watch look gave us prime Pam Anderson flashbacks.  Tons of other sports stars showed out too, including Steph Curry, Danica Patrick, Giancarlo Stanton, and Floyd Mayweather – who had a trifecta of get-ups for his hallo-weekend parties. Who wins the costume…

Samsung Gear Sport review: running in circles – The Verge

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

For the past few years, the Apple Watch has dominated the fledgling smartwatch world. But while Google’s Android Wear platform has gone through fits and starts, Samsung has built an extensive wearable lineup running on its own platform with the Gear watches. The latest is the new Gear Sport, a $299.99 smartwatch that works with both iOS and Android smartphones. The Gear Sport blends some of the features of last…

Saudi Arabia will let women enter sports stadiums – New York Post

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

DUBAI — Saudi Arabia will for the first time allow women to attend sports events, preparing special sections in three selected stadiums from early next year in another step toward opening public spaces to women. The stadiums in Jeddah, Dammam and Riyadh will be set up to accommodate families from early 2018, said the statement from the General Sports Authority, carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency late on Sunday….

Here’s how baseball analytics are impacting the World Series – FOXSports.com

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Terry Bradshaw reveals the most complete NFL team after Sunday’s Week 8 action 1 hr ago

Sports Gambling Is Quant Trading Firm’s Way to Beat Market Odds – Bloomberg

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Susquehanna International Group has always embraced game theory, taking employees to baseball games and using poker as a tool for teaching its traders. Now the U.S. firm is betting that gambling on sports could be its next winning investment strategy. Susquehanna has set up a unit at its Dublin office to wager on sports including basketball, American football, soccer and tennis. The business, called Nellie Analytics, has advertised to hire quantitative analysts…

CBS Sports 130 college football rankings: Ohio State, Notre Dame enter top four – CBSSports.com

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Ohio State’s 39-38 win over Penn State on Saturday didn’t just have Big Ten East division ramifications. It changed nearly the entire top four in the updated CBS Sports 130 with the College Football Playoff Selection Committee set to release their first rankings on Tuesday. The Buckeyes climb just two spots to No. 3 but that gets them into the all-important top four. Meanwhile, the Nittany Lions fell from No….

Saudi Arabia to let women into sports stadiums – CNN

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

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Gay Players Are Coming Out In A Major Sports Video Game – Kotaku

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

This year’s edition of Football Manager, one of the biggest sports game series on the planet, is going to allow its virtual players to come out. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, it’s a management/spreadsheet game that puts the player in control of a football club, letting them run everything from game tactics to merchandise sales. Advertisement In FM2018, fictional players that the game generates itself—in order to replace actual…

Battles over music and sports streaming dominate high court – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

The legal battle against music piracy and the illegal streaming of top-flight football such as Premier League matches dominates cases in the high court, an analysis shows. Football and music bodies were the top three claimants last year, bringing almost 300 cases against pirates in the ongoing battle to protect the value of the multi-billion pound industries. More than 100 cases were brought by the music licensing and performance rights…

Ndamukong Suh is not in the Dolphins’ plans beyond 2017 season – CBSSports.com

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Ndamukong Suh’s grabbing of quarterback Ryan Mallett’s throat Thursday night was just the latest in a string of incidents that will hasten his departure from the team that made him the highest-paid defensive player in the game just two years ago, according to a source close to owner Stephen Ross. The Dolphins are preparing to move on from the defensive tackle in 2018, the source said, and are prepared to…

Kerr on NBA fining Draymond: ‘I don’t know how you get fined $25K for being attacked’ – CBSSports.com

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

After taking a few days to review the tape, the NBA has handed out the punishments for the fracas between the Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards on Friday night. Draymond Green was the only Warriors player dinged by the league. He was fined $25,000, an amount that left his coach, Steve Kerr, confused. “I don’t know how you get fined 25 grand for getting attacked,” Kerr told reporters Sunday ahead…

Homophobia in sport: Football Manager to feature gay players – BBC Sport

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Football Manager has sold more than 15 million copies, with players clocking up an average of 200 hours per year Modern elite male British football is still waiting for its first openly gay player. Maybe Football Manager can help. In this year’s edition of the computer game, players come out. “Part of the reason we decided to do this is because there are gay footballers,” Miles Jacobson, the game’s director,…