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The best sports to watch, know, and read about this weekend – SB Nation

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

Congrats, my friends! You’ve almost made it to the weekend! That’s right: You no longer have to minimize the window you’re streaming games on as your boss walks by and can instead watch from the comfort of your own couch, bar stool, or parents’ basement. Here’s how to make the most of your free time when it comes to sports. WHAT TO WATCH Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images FRIDAY I…

Lauré Kwoka plays a sport many Americans haven’t heard of — and it’s not for the timid – ESPN

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

Lauré Kwoka (right) wears this protective headgear after a severe concussion last year — but says it was due to an illegal tackle and the game is generally safe. Australian rules football isn’t for the meek. Lauré Kwoka acknowledges it’s a wide-open, full-speed contact sport with a host of long runs, flying bodies and tackling. So, injuries happen. But she doesn’t worry about it and counts herself lucky after five…

Thursday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

NCAA TOURNAMENT SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O’Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region. Xavier (30-13) stayed with the second-seeded Wildcats behind Bluiett’s 18 first-half points and tracked down the Wildcats after they tried to pull away in the second half. O’Mara scored on a power move inside, but missed a…

Bill Murray’s magical sports run continues as he celebrates Xavier’s latest upset – FOXSports.com

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

Bill Murray appears to be stuck in a Groundhog Day of sports success, and he isn’t trying to escape from it. Not even five months after he got to celebrate his beloved Chicago Cubs winning the World Series, he has come along for the Cinderella run of the Xavier Musketeers in the NCAA tournament. Murray, whose son, Luke, is an assistant coach for the Musketeers, was among those cheering wildly…

A Chandler sports bar 10 years in the making – AZCentral.com

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

Locally owned Blue 32 opened its fourth sports bar in Chandler.(Photo: Al Payne/Special for The Republic) Construction of a Chandler building began 10 years ago. Then the recession hit and it sat unfinished and vacant, except for a pair of owls. The Alamo Drafthouse and a charter school eventually sprang up nearby at Arizona Avenue and Chandler Heights Road, but the half-finished structure remained empty. Until recently. Blue 32 opened there,…

The 19th-Century Black Sports Superstar You’ve Never Heard Of – History

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

You haven’t heard of him because his improbable rise wasn’t possible in America. Hillman’s portrait of the very dapper Richmond from 1812.   Richmond was born into slavery on what’s today the New York borough of Staten Island on August 5, 1763. When the British landed there in 1776, at the start of the American Revolution, Richmond did what many slaves of the day did: he enlisted in the British…

7 reasons Bill Murray is having the best sports year ever – For The Win

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

This is an indisputable fact: No one is having a better sports year than actor Bill Murray. Seriously! Look at the past 365 days and tell me there’s someone who’s got it better. Here are seven reasons why: 1. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series Look at how happy it made him! Bill Murray can’t believe it pic.twitter.com/OAlolvA3GH — Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) November 3, 2016 2. Xavier keeps winning…

Thursday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

NCAA TOURNAMENT SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O’Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region. Xavier (30-13) stayed with the second-seeded Wildcats behind Bluiett’s 18 first-half points and tracked down the Wildcats after they tried to pull away in the second half. O’Mara scored on a power move inside, but missed a…

The 19th-Century Black Sports Superstar You’ve Never Heard Of – History

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

You haven’t heard of him because his improbable rise wasn’t possible in America. Hillman’s portrait of the very dapper Richmond from 1812.   Richmond was born into slavery on what’s today the New York borough of Staten Island on August 5, 1763. When the British landed there in 1776, at the start of the American Revolution, Richmond did what many slaves of the day did: he enlisted in the British…

Bye, Michigan – time for new lovable underdogs Xavier, SC – FOXSports.com

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Thanks, Michigan. It was fun while it lasted. So who’s going to be the lovable underdog in the NCAA Tournament now? Take your pick: Xavier or South Carolina. The Musketeers are a No. 11 seed after losing their starting point guard to a knee injury in late January and finishing seventh in the Big East. They stomped No. 3 Florida State by 25 points to make…

T&B Sports closing Santa Rosa store – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

Four decades ago, T&B Sports supplied game jerseys to the Oakland Raiders and equipment to UC Berkeley’s football program, as well as gear for Sonoma County Little League and school teams. The Santa Rosa store is closing at the end of the month after 35 years here in three locations. The business on West Steele Lane has been winding down since last fall, but the county’s teams still will be…

High-flying Jayhawks present question: Can they be stopped? – FOXSports.com

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Purdue coach Matt Painter stopped short of calling Kansas invincible on Thursday night. Not by much. After watching the top-seeded Jayhawks run roughshod over his overmatched Boilermakers in the Midwest Regional semifinals, Painter was asked whether anybody can stop Kansas – a team that has won its first three NCAA Tournament games by an average of 30 points. He hemmed and hawed a bit, and Painter…

The 18th-Century Black Sports Superstar You’ve Never Heard Of – History

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

You haven’t heard of him because his improbable rise wasn’t possible in America. Hillman’s portrait of the very dapper Richmond from 1812.   Richmond was born into slavery on what’s today the New York borough of Staten Island on August 5, 1763. When the British landed there in 1776, at the start of the American Revolution, Richmond did what many slaves of the day did: he enlisted in the British…

The 18th-Century Black Sports Superstar You’ve Never Heard Of – History

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

You haven’t heard of him because his improbable rise wasn’t possible in America. Hillman’s portrait of the very dapper Richmond from 1812.   Richmond was born into slavery on what’s today the New York borough of Staten Island on August 5, 1763. When the British landed there in 1776, at the start of the American Revolution, Richmond did what many slaves of the day did: he enlisted in the British…

Preview: Verne Lundquist on the secret to a great sports call – CBS News

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

Sportscasters rehearse calling big moments over and over in their heads, but few ever get the chance to make a call that will echo through the years. CBS Sports’ Verne Lundquist is one of the lucky ones who, in a 50-plus-year career, has made some of the most memorable calls spanning a variety of sports, from football to figure skating. The key to those historic calls is a matter of…

What is the most unbreakable individual record in sports? – Boston.com

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Welcome to Boston.com’s Sports Q, our daily conversation, initiated by you and moderated by Chad Finn, about a compelling topic in Boston sports. Here’s how it works: You submit questions to Chad through Twitter, Facebook, email, his Friday chat, and any other outlet you prefer. He’ll pick one each day (except for Saturday) to answer, then we’ll take the discussion to the comments. Chad will stop by several times per day to navigate. But you drive the…

Wednesday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC LOS ANGELES (AP) Marcus Stroman took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries. Stroman dominated the tournament’s highest-scoring team. Puerto Rico lost for the first time in eight games after outscoring the opposition 55-26. The U.S. territory finished runner-up for the second time, having…

Ohio State Buckeyes sports money by the numbers – cleveland.com

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Football gets most of the attention at Ohio State, and both raises and spends the most amount of money. But football is just one of 35 teams at Ohio State. Here’s a list of all the teams for one of the most extensive sports programs in the country: Men’s sports (16): Baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track, outdoor…

Wednesday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC LOS ANGELES (AP) Marcus Stroman took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries. Stroman dominated the tournament’s highest-scoring team. Puerto Rico lost for the first time in eight games after outscoring the opposition 55-26. The U.S. territory finished runner-up for the second time, having…