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Top 100 NBA Players of 2018: Nos. 10-1 – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Crossover is proud to offer our list of the Top 100 NBA players of 2018, an exhaustive exercise that seeks to define who will be the league’s best players in the 2017-18 season. Given the wide variety of candidates involved and the deep analytical resources available, no single, definitive criterion was used to form this list. Instead, rankings were assigned based on a fluid combination of subjective assessment and objective data….

5 Warriors among NBA’s top 50 players, per Sports Illustrated – SFGate

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Caption Close The Warriors are heavy favorites to repeat as NBA champs for a simple reason: No team in the league can rival their stockpile of superstars. It was no surprise Thursday, when Sports Illustrated published the final part of its annual ranking of the Top 100 NBA players, that Golden State was well represented. Five Warriors players cracked the top 50, including four in the top 20, three in…

New Study Shows Youth Sports Are In Big Trouble – GOOD Magazine

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Are we helping kids stay active? The answer is a resounding no, according to a newly released study from the Sports & Fitness Industry Association and the Aspen Institute. While almost 45% of kids ages 6 to 12 played a team sport regularly in 2008, according to Aspen data, that number has been on a steady decline and has now dropped to about 37% as of last year. Experts point to…

Gary Wadler, Expert on Doping in Sports, Dies at 78 – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Six years later, when Dr. Wadler testified at a House Government Reform Committee hearing about steroid abuse in Major League Baseball, he said that early drug testing by the sport had exposed an unacceptably high number of positive results. He excoriated M.L.B.’s testing policy as one “designed to silence its critics” but not strict enough to detect all possible drug abuse. “Why should we care?” he asked. “We should care…

Sports Media’s Trump Problem Is Bigger than Jemele Hill – Vanity Fair

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Journalist Jemele Hill attends ESPN The Party on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California. ESPN had a great idea when it started The Undefeated, a strong daily foray into sports, race, culture and politics. Alas, that nexus is now rancorously exemplified by ESPN’s own Jemele Hill, an engaging show host who leaves no doubt what she thinks of President Trump. In a twitter storm, she wrote, “Donald Trump is a white…

Study claims hidden sexism makes women’s sports seem dull | New … – New York Post

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Coverage of women’s sports is peppered with “disguised” sexism, according to new research. The 25-year study suggests dull, lackluster coverage makes female sports events seem less exciting than men’s – harming everything from women athletes’ salaries to ticket sales. Researchers found new segments on women’s sport are shorter, include fewer interviews and less entertaining commentary. And coverage of womens’ sports features matter-of-fact reactions which make female athletes seem less exciting,…

Sports Media’s Trump Problem Is Bigger than Jemele Hill – Vanity Fair

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Journalist Jemele Hill attends ESPN The Party on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California. ESPN had a great idea when it started The Undefeated, a strong daily foray into sports, race, culture and politics. Alas, that nexus is now rancorously exemplified by ESPN’s own Jemele Hill, an engaging show host who leaves no doubt what she thinks of President Trump. In a twitter storm, she wrote, “Donald Trump is a white…

Study claims hidden sexism makes women’s sports seem dull – New York Post

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Coverage of women’s sports is peppered with “disguised” sexism, according to new research. The 25-year study suggests dull, lackluster coverage makes female sports events seem less exciting than men’s – harming everything from women athletes’ salaries to ticket sales. Researchers found new segments on women’s sport are shorter, include fewer interviews and less entertaining commentary. And coverage of womens’ sports features matter-of-fact reactions which make female athletes seem less exciting,…

A New Sports-Free Live TV Streaming Service is on the Way – Lifehacker

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Image credit: Pixabay Sports channels are a must-have for many television viewers, but for those who aren’t interesting in watching any sporting events, their inclusion in a television streaming plan can drive the price up. Now The Wall Street Journal reports that a few networks are in talks to launch a streaming service for non-sports watchers that will come in at $20/month or less. The service will supposedly have a…

There’s a debate over how close Indians are to win streak record – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Cleveland Indians are on the precipice of history. Or are they? With Cleveland sitting on 20 straight wins, a debate has formed over which club holds the legitimate record for longest winning streak in baseball. The Indians could tie that mark Wednesday, or have to wait until next week to make history. [Sign up for Fantasy Football before it’s too late! Draft now for free] It’s a bit complicated,…

Viacom CEO Says Low-Priced, Sports-Free TV Bundle Coming This Year – Deadline

Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Viacom CEO Bob Bakish didn’t announce the launch of a $20-a-month, sports-free pay TV bundle — but he came close — at an investor gathering this morning. “We are highly confident that a product will exist at this price point in this calendar year,” he told the Goldman Sachs Annual Communacopia Conference. Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Viacom is working with Discovery, AMC Networks, A+E, and Scripps Networks on…

Video Games as Olympic Sport? Not Without Clearing These Hurdles – RollingStone.com

Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

In weighing the value of esports and whether they should be considered as potential additions to the Olympics, the International Olympic Committee seems hung-up on some rather pointed questions about the value, morality and organization of professional gaming. Related Esports May Come to the Olympics, But Not if They’re Violent While the International Olympics Committee is considering bringing esports to the games, don’t expect any with violence to make an…

Comcast raises sports and TV fees again, says it’s about “transparency” – Ars Technica

Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

reader comments 119 Comcast TV customers in Oregon will soon have to pay $14.50 each month for the controversial “Broadcast TV” and “Regional Sports Network” fees. Currently, the two fees combined cost customers $11 a month but will rise by $3.50 starting October 1, The Oregonian reported yesterday. Comcast is also raising its modem rental fee from $10 to $11 a month, the article said. These fees are in addition to…

Gary Wadler, early expert on PED use in sports, dead at 78 – New York Daily News

Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Gary Wadler, a Long Island internist and an expert on performance-enhancing drugs, and who was also the former chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Prohibited List and Methods Committee, died Tuesday, according to a Newsday report. Dr. Wadler was 78 and the Newsday report quoted Wadler’s wife, Nancy, who said that her husband suffered for years from a neurodegenerative disorder, Multiple System Atrophy, and had recently been…

Comcast raises sports and TV fees again, says it’s about … – Ars Technica

Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

reader comments 117 Comcast TV customers in Oregon will soon have to pay $14.50 each month for the controversial “Broadcast TV” and “Regional Sports Network” fees. Currently, the two fees combined cost customers $11 a month but will rise by $3.50 starting October 1, The Oregonian reported yesterday. Comcast is also raising its modem rental fee from $10 to $11 a month, the article said. These fees are in addition to…

Comcast raises sports and TV fees again, says it’s about “transparency” – Ars Technica

Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

reader comments 115 Comcast TV customers in Oregon will soon have to pay $14.50 each month for the controversial “Broadcast TV” and “Regional Sports Network” fees. Currently, the two fees combined cost customers $11 a month but will rise by $3.50 starting October 1, The Oregonian reported yesterday. Comcast is also raising its modem rental fee from $10 to $11 a month, the article said. These fees are in addition to…

Comcast raises sports and TV fees again, says it’s about “transparency” – Ars Technica

Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

reader comments 113 Comcast TV customers in Oregon will soon have to pay $14.50 each month for the controversial “Broadcast TV” and “Regional Sports Network” fees. Currently, the two fees combined cost customers $11 a month but will rise by $3.50 starting October 1, The Oregonian reported yesterday. Comcast is also raising its modem rental fee from $10 to $11 a month, the article said. These fees are in addition to…

Apple is bringing live sports to the Apple TV 4K – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Apple today said it is bringing live sports to the new Apple TV 4K, though the details aren’t quite clear yet as to how it’s going to play out. The new Apple TV 4K has a dedicated sports tab that has every live and upcoming game, and as seasons change so will the sports tab. There will be scores, and the new TV app is available on the iPhone and…

Comcast raises sports and TV fees again, says it’s about “transparency” – Ars Technica

Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

reader comments 88 Comcast TV customers in Oregon will soon have to pay $14.50 each month for the controversial “Broadcast TV” and “Regional Sports Network” fees. Currently, the two fees combined cost customers $11 a month but will rise by $3.50 starting October 1, The Oregonian reported yesterday. Comcast is also raising its modem rental fee from $10 to $11 a month, the article said. These fees are in addition to…