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Celebrating Title IX at 45: Pac-12 women’s sports by the numbers – Pac-12.com

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Today, June 23, 2017, marks the 45th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the U.S. federal law that mandates equal opportunities on college campuses for men and women. It is thanks to this law and the determination of decades of committed coaches and administrators that women’s sports have been able to flourish in the Pac-12 for the past 45 years.  Take a look at a small snapshot of what…

Ridiculously early 2018 NBA Mock Draft: DeAndre Ayton, Michael Porter start on top – CBSSports.com

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Via trade with Nets DeAndre Ayton, C, Arizona The ideal modern-day big man, Ayton can block shots, run the floor and shoot it from deep. Such a high ceiling. The next guy is the better player, but Ayton is the better fit.

Bad Sports Are All the Rage – American Spectator

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Remember when sports were a relaxing and nonpolitical activity, and nothing could be more laid back than a softball game? The renewed calls for civility after the ghastly attack on a softball practice in Alexandria, Virginia due to political beliefs are long overdue. If you haven’t noticed lately, your local neighborhood sports venue has been turned into a theater of the politically absurd and is now lunatic central for uncivilized…

Women’s sport is coming in waves and ready to shine during biggest summer – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Women’s sport sometimes seems to run along a parallel timeline, one that lags behind the rest of life. It was 2012 before women were able to compete in every event on the Olympic programme, 2014 before they could play professional cricket in England, 2016 before they could play professional rugby, and in 2017 they were finally allowed to join Muirfield golf club, the latter providing the best excuse yet to…

Dan Evans: Great Britain Davis Cup player tests positive for cocaine – BBC Sport

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Media playback is not supported on this device ‘I made a mistake’ – Evans admits failed drugs test British number three Dan Evans has announced he tested positive for cocaine in a drugs test taken in April. The 27-year-old, who has played for Britain in the Davis Cup, learned of the failed test earlier this week and said he had “let a lot of people down”. “I made a mistake…

Here’s Friday’s Sports on TV Lineup – The Courier-Journal

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

FRIDAY ON TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 3 p.m. ESPN — NCAA College World Series, Oregon State vs. LSU 8 p.m. ESPN — NCAA College World Series, Florida vs. TCU-Louisville winner HORSE RACING 8:30 a.m. NBCSN — Royal Ascot, at Ascot, England MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. MLB — L.A. Angels at Boston FOX OHIO — Cincinnati at Washington NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. NBCSN — 2017 NHL Draft, at Chicago AUTO RACING 8:30…

Women’s sport is coming in waves and ready to shine during biggest summer – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Women’s sport sometimes seems to run along a parallel timeline, one that lags behind the rest of life. It was 2012 before women were able to compete in every event on the Olympic programme, 2014 before they could play professional cricket in England, 2016 before they could play professional rugby, and in 2017 they were finally allowed to join Muirfield golf club, the latter providing the best excuse yet to…

WFAN Best Sports Moments: #1 — Giants Win Super Bowl XLII – CBS New York

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Editor’s Note: As part of WFAN’s 30th anniversary celebration, from May 29-June 9, we asked you to vote on the best local sports moments overthe past 30 years. Over the course of two weeks, we are revealing the top-10 vote getters. NEW YORK (WFAN) — If we’ve learned one thing while conducting three polls for WFAN’s 30th anniversary, it’s that New Yorkers have a giant place in their hearts (pun…

British and Irish Lions 2017: BBC Sport users pick Maro Itoje for first Test – BBC Sport

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Warren Gatland led the British and Irish Lions to a 2-1 series win over Australia in 2013 On Wednesday, coach Warren Gatland selected his Lions XV for Saturday’s first Test against New Zealand. Over the last 36 hours, you have been having your say. Using the BBC’s selection list, fans picked the team that they thought stood the best chance of undoing the back-to-back world champion All Blacks. And, based…

Danny Ward: Cardiff City sign striker from Rotherham United – BBC Sport

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Danny Ward started his career with Bolton Wanderers Cardiff City have signed striker Danny Ward from Rotherham United for an undisclosed fee. The 26-year old has signed a three-year deal and becomes Cardiff’s fifth signing of the summer. Ward scored 12 goals for Rotherham last season and played under Neil Warnock in 2016 when the Cardiff manager was in charge at the New York Stadium. “I’ve worked with Danny and…

Here’s Friday’s Sports on TV Lineup – The Courier-Journal

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

FRIDAY ON TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 3 p.m. ESPN — NCAA College World Series, Oregon State vs. LSU 8 p.m. ESPN — NCAA College World Series, Florida vs. TCU-Louisville winner HORSE RACING 8:30 a.m. NBCSN — Royal Ascot, at Ascot, England MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. MLB — L.A. Angels at Boston FOX OHIO — Cincinnati at Washington NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. NBCSN — 2017 NHL Draft, at Chicago AUTO RACING 8:30…

Women’s sport is coming in waves and ready to shine during biggest summer – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Women’s sport sometimes seems to run along a parallel timeline, one that lags behind the rest of life. It was 2012 before women were able to compete in every event on the Olympic programme, 2014 before they could play professional cricket in England, 2016 before they could play professional rugby, and in 2017 they were finally allowed to join Muirfield golf club, this last providing the best excuse yet to…

10 sports stars who became actors – BBC News

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Image copyright PA/EPA Image caption Flintoff and Beckham are the latest former sportsmen to embark on acting careers Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff may not be the first name that springs to mind when you think of musical theatre – but that could be about to change. The former cricketer is to make his stage debut this autumn in a musical version of the Fat Friends TV show. Flintoff’s casting sees him…

England U21 3-0 Poland U21 – BBC Sport

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Leicester winger Demarai Gray marked his first start at the tournament with a goal England reached the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship for the first time since 2009 by comfortably beating 10-man Poland to finish top of Group A. Demarai Gray opened the scoring early on with a long-range effort before substitute Jacob Murphy tapped in. Poland rarely threatened and had defender Jan Bednarek sent off late on for…

Let’s Put Bad Sports Parents in a Box – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

The Washington Post recently published an alarming story detailing the shortages of referees for youth sports in the D.C. region. Sports like baseball, soccer and football have all been impacted. The head of a Mid-Atlantic officials association said the baseball umpire shortage was the worst in 25 years. In football, the referee pool dropped a grim 40%. Officiating youth sports isn’t a glamour job, to say the least. The pay…

Andy Pollin is launching a DC sports podcast – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Where is “a place that Dan Steinberg does not record sports podcasts?” (Barry Svrluga / The Washington Post) Longtime D.C. sports radio personality Andy Pollin will become the latest Washington media member to jump into sports podcasting. The former ESPN 980 host, who helped launch Washington sports-talk radio 25 years ago, will debut his weekly D.C. sports podcast Monday July 3. The show will be recorded in front of a…

Sports media: Rotating anchors can’t connect with viewers – Albany Times Union

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Caption Close Back in the day, when “social media” meant journalists who would partake of cocktails, local stations referred to their 6 and 11 p.m. programming as “News, Weather and Sports.” The anchors who held down those positions were like aunts and uncles welcomed into your living room. If a household became accustomed to a particular set of newscasters, the dial never moved off that station. Fortunately, we still have…

Let’s Put Bad Sports Parents in a Box – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Washington Post recently published an alarming story detailing the shortages of referees for youth sports in the D.C. region. Sports like baseball, soccer and football have all been impacted. The head of a Mid-Atlantic officials association said the baseball umpire shortage was the worst in 25 years. In football, the referee pool dropped a grim 40%. Officiating youth sports isn’t a glamour job, to say the least. The pay…

Black Market Miami Is a Swanky, Nostalgic Tribute to Miami Sports Legends – Miami New Times

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

EXPAND Sports bars are usually convivial places to get together with friends to watch the game and hoist a few. But though they’re often homey and inviting, most aren’t considered elegant. Enter Black Market Miami, a swanky bar that recently opened in downtown Miami. It’s the creation of Red Rabbit Presents, composed of Shane Vernon, Erick Passo, and Michael Mora. This is the nightlife team’s first brick-and-mortar, and the logo is represented by a…

Wednesday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

HOCKEY LAS VEGAS (AP) Edmonton’s Connor McDavid won his first Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player at the league’s postseason awards show at T-Mobile Arena, the new home of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. McDavid also won the Ted Lindsay Award, given to the league’s most outstanding performer in a vote of his fellow players. He already knew he would win the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL…