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Thursday’s Hot Clicks: Nathalie Darcas; The Yankees Are Never Losing Again – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Yankees are unstoppable, Eddie Olczyk is tough as nails and more.  27 Ringzzzzzzz (For Now) I’m a Yankees fan (sorry, growing up in the 90’s an hour from the Bronx will do that to you) and it’s been way too long since I had a championship to celebrate. I mean, I was in high school the last time they won, for crying out loud. Good thing the Yanks are…

Sky Sports and BT Sport confirm festive TV schedule including no games on Christmas Eve – The Independent

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sky Sports and BT Sport have revealed the televised fixture schedule for the festive period – and there are no games set for Christmas Eve. The decision not to hold a fixture on December 24 is a significant victory for fans with a number of supporters’ groups voicing strong opposition to the proposed plans. The first Manchester derby of the season, at Old Trafford on December 10, is the headline fixture…

Inside the sports world’s ‘Generation Z’ challenge – New York Post

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

If sports networks and organizations haven’t hopped on the digital train, the doors might close in their faces. ESPN has become the face of the seismic shift in sports broadcasting after losing subscribers and laying off employees at a disturbing rate over the past five years for what most attribute to its outdated commitment to billion-dollar TV packages. As more and more sports fans cut the cable cord and transplant…

USA TODAY Sports college football staff picks for Week 8 – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ George Schroeder breaks down the matchup between Michigan and Penn State. USA TODAY Sports

Willson Contreras hits monster home run off the scoreboard – FOXSports.com

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Willson Contreras hits monster home run off the scoreboard 4 hours ago

Yankees, Masahiro Tanaka Silence Astros to Win Game 5 of ALCS – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Yankees surged to their third consecutive win with a dominant 5–0 win over the Astros on Wednesday night in the Bronx. New York now leads the series 3–2 and heads to Houston for Game 6, where it will have a chance to clinch its first World Series berth since 2009. 1. Where did the offense go? The Astros hardly resemble the force that broke a host of Major League…

The Week in Wrestling: The Latest on Neville’s Situation and the Bullet Club’s Feud With WWE – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

SI.com’s Week in Wrestling is published every Wednesday and provides beneath the surface coverage of the business of pro wrestling. News of the Week: The Latest on Neville & WWE Nine days ago, 31-year-old Benjamin Satterley—better known to the wrestling world as Neville—reached an epiphany and made a bold, emphatic statement. Frustrated by the dizzying direction of his character and the lack of pay-offs, as well as the notorious WWE…

Gran Turismo Sport or Forza 7: Which Racing Game Should You Take For a Spin? – GQ Magazine

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Pole-dancing in the Olympics? International sports federation recognition helps pave the way. – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Pole-dancing is emerging as a sport — and a clean one in more ways than one. Their clothes stay on and top-level participants must comply with World Anti-Doping Agency standards. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images) No strip club necessary. Pole-dancing now stands on its own as a provisionally recognized sport thanks to the Global Association of International Sports Federation, which granted the activity’s international governing federation “observer status” earlier this month….

10 Thoughts on NBA Opening Night Media Coverage – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ten NBA media items following the opening night of the 2017-18 season. • When a sports television broadcaster is presented with the kind of gruesome injury Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffered in the first quarter of Tuesday’s Cavs-Celtics game, the goal above all is to cover the injury with accuracy, reporting thoughtfulness. Last night was not an easy situation for TNT but I thought they did very well, especially the…

Five-star prospect Emmitt Williams charged with sexual battery, false imprisonment – CBSSports.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Emmitt Williams is the No. 21-ranked prospect in the nation, according to 247Sports. 247Sports Five-star prospect Emmitt Williams was arrested early Wednesday in Florida and charged with sexual battery and false imprisonment, according to police records. A coach who has been recruiting Williams further confirmed the arrest to CBS Sports. Williams, a senior at Oak Ridge High in Orlando, is ranked 21st in the Class of 2018, according to 247Sports….

Wednesday’s Hot Clicks: Jenna Kelly; The NBA Is Finally Back, and It’s Back Big – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Let’s all welcome back basketball, shall we? Welcome back, basketball Yes, after a long offseason full of petty social media strife and bonkers trades, Tuesday night brought the return of the NBA, now with all kinds of zany new subplots. Kyrie Irving is on the Celtics! Chris Paul is on the Rockets! Carmelo Anthony is finally free of the Knicks! And the first night of the season gave us plenty…

Cris Carter on Gordon Hayward’s injury: ‘It’s beyond the competition’ – FOXSports.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Jay Wright tells Nick and Cris what he is most proud of about his Villanova program 5 hours ago

Wednesday’s Hot Clicks: Jenna Kelly; The NBA Is Finally Back, and It’s Back Big – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Let’s all welcome back basketball, shall we? Welcome back, basketball Yes, after a long offseason full of petty social media strife and bonkers trades, Tuesday night brought the return of the NBA, now with all kinds of zany new subplots. Kyrie Irving is on the Celtics! Chris Paul is on the Rockets! Carmelo Anthony is finally free of the Knicks! And the first night of the season gave us plenty…

Cris Carter on Gordon Hayward’s injury: ‘It’s beyond the competition’ – FOXSports.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Jay Wright tells Nick and Cris what he is most proud of about his Villanova program 15 mins ago

The NFL ratings drop is worth it for the players’ right to protest, says a top sports agent – CNBC

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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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…