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Should the Worldwide Leader Stick to Sports? – Slate Magazine

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

As athletes have made more money frankly, and they are less beholden to any one sponsor, they have felt more freedom to speak their minds just like anyone else. I think LeBron James, frankly, has had a big role in that. Because he had been speaking more on social and political issues when he was with the Miami Heat, people thought, Oh, if LeBron can do it, we can follow…

The importance of streaming to e-sports – TechCrunch

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

There are three key ingredients for a game or pastime to become a sport: playing, competing and viewing. From the first large-scale video game competition in the 1970s to the present day, e-sports have experienced a trajectory similar to offline sports. Indeed, the ability to play and compete are necessary steps in the transformation from game to sport. However, broadcasting and viewing are the crucial components to enable widespread adoption and popularity….

LG Watch Sport tips: Save battery, customize buttons and more – CNET

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

Google’s Android Wear 2.0 is here, starting with LG Watch Style and Sport Updated watch software transforms Google’s Android Wear, and LG’s newest smartwatches let us try it out. by Scott Stein There are a lot of new features tucked away in Android Wear 2.0, the OS running on the LG Watch Sport. From Android Pay , to Google Assistant, to stand-alone apps on your wrist, Android Wear can do…

Hunter McGrady and Sports Illustrated Swim Models on Body Diversity: ‘It’s About Time’ – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

  Sports Illustrated made its focus body diversity in the 2017 Swimsuit issue — and the models could not be happier. Hunter McGrady, who debuted in the issue as its curviest model ever, was thrilled to see the magazine push for change. “It’s about time that we are seeing this in the media, like come on now, it’s been long enough,” McGrady, 23, tells PEOPLE. “I feel so proud to be…

CBS Sports’ 50 greatest NBA players of all time: Where do LeBron, Curry rank? – CBSSports.com

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

Twenty years ago, at the 1997 NBA All-Star Game, the NBA celebrated its 50 greatest players in history in a ceremony that remains one of the most iconic tributes we’ve seen in sports. The players out on that floor, in those jackets, made for a surreal collection of talent representing past and present.  Now, as we near the 20-year anniversary of that event at this year’s All-Star festivities in New…

USA TODAY Sports bracketology: Michigan inches closer to safety zone – USA TODAY

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Gonzaga will spend another week atop the USA TODAY Sports coaches poll. USA TODAY Sports Michigan Wolverines forward D.J. Wilson (5) reacts after he makes a basket in the first half against the Michigan State Spartans at Crisler Center.(Photo: Rick Osentoski, USA TODAY Sports) The biggest game from a bracketing standpoint on Thursday saw Michigan pick up a really solid rèsumè-boost in defeating Wisconsin. The…

CBS Sports’ 50 greatest NBA players of all-time: Where do LeBron, Curry rank? – CBSSports.com

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

Twenty years ago, at halftime of the 1997 NBA All-Star Game, the NBA celebrated its 50 greatest players in history in a ceremony that remains one of the most iconic tributes we’ve seen in sports. The players out on that floor, in those jackets, made for a surreal collection of talent representing past and present.  Now, as we near the 20-year anniversary of that event at this year’s All-Star festivities…

MC Sports bankruptcy to add 23 more stores to Michigan’s list of closings – MLive.com

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

MC Sports knew for years before its bankruptcy filing this month that something had to change with its stores. It designed bigger footprints, doubling its average store size. It sought better locations. And it grew into an anchor tenant in seven states as it expanded into 76 retail centers and malls. But the direction turned by fall 2016. That’s when the Michigan-based retail chain closed 2  stores, planned to close…

On The Box: Your TV guide to sport this weekend – RTE.ie

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

A mouthwatering hurling league collision, an exuberant German coach that’s not Jurgen Klopp and one man’s incredible voyage to redemption – it’s your guide to the best of the weekend’s TV fare and a comprehensive listing of what’s on offer. CAPITAL PUNSHMENT UNDER THE LIGHTS? On we roll in the Allianz Hurling League and in Division 1A, it’s not looking good for the Dubs. Ger Cunningham has a young, game…

Recipe For New Sports? Just Add A Drone – NPR

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

Snowboarders are pulled by a drone on a lake near Cesis, Latvia, in January. Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images Snowboarders are pulled by a drone on a lake near Cesis, Latvia, in January. Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images You may have heard of drone racing, but people keep coming up with new ways to enjoy these flying machines. One of the latest twists on drone sports comes…

Sports broadcaster buys CultureMap websites – Austin American-Statesman

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

Gow Media, owner of a pair of sports-focused radio stations in Houston, as well as the national SB Nation sports radio network, said this week it is buying the five CultureMap websites covering Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.

Georgia man accused of being online sports bookie – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

Frank Michael House, 54, facilitated bets and arranged collection and payment of debts and winnings, the GBI said.

Gossip: Wenger, Perez, Lindelof, Rodriguez, Belotti, Can, Walace, Kessie – BBC Sport

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

<!– For the latest gossip and debate, check out our Sportsday rolling news service every weekday, and for a list of all the completed deals, see our transfers page. Arsenal have started to make enquiries about potential replacements for manager Arsene Wenger. (Daily Mirror) The 67-year-old says he will make a decision on his future as Arsenal boss in March or April. (ZDF, via Guardian) Sources close to the Frenchman…

Simone Biles Shows Off Her Killer Body (and Flexibility!) in New Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Photos – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Yep. She nailed it. Champion athlete – and sportswoman of the year – Simone Biles is showing off her stunning figure and gold medal-winning moves in the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. The Olympic athlete made her Swimsuit debut in the pages of the annual special issue, wearing both a white bikini and a white one-piece for the shoot. James Macari Biles, 19, hasn’t always loved showing off her enviable…

Mesut Ozil: Arsenal forward is being made scapegoat, says agent – BBC News

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Media playback is not supported on this device Bayern Munich 5-1 Arsenal… in memes Forward Mesut Ozil believes he is being made the scapegoat for Arsenal’s problems, according to his agent. Ozil, 28, was criticised again after Arsenal suffered a 5-1 defeat at Bayern Munich in Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 first leg. “Criticism is normal if a player plays badly,” Dr Erkut Sogut told BBC Sport. “But Mesut feels people…

USA TODAY Sports bracketology: How one game ruined Rhode … – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Gonzaga will spend another week atop the USA TODAY Sports coaches poll. USA TODAY Sports Rhode Island Rams forward Hassan Martin (12) reacts after a play against the Duke Blue Devils in the second half at Mohegan Sun Arena. Duke defeated Rhode Island 75-65.(Photo: David Butler II, USA TODAY Sports) You want to learn how to go from the First Four Out range to virtually no…

Wednesday’s Sports in Brief – Virginian-Pilot

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017

PRO BASKETBALL NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks is an All-Star again. The NBA announced that Anthony has been picked to replace Cleveland forward Kevin Love on the Eastern Conference roster Sunday for the All-Star Game in New Orleans. It’s the 10th All-Star selection for Anthony, and his eighth consecutive. Love is expected to miss six weeks after undergoing surgery on…

Bouchard pays off blind date bet at NBA game – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017

New York (AFP) – Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard paid off her lost Super Bowl bet by joining blind date John Goehrke at a Brooklyn Nets NBA home game against Milwaukee. And, according to TMZ, Bouchard has agreed to go on a second date with Goehrke. Goehrke, a 20-year-old University of Missouri student and New England Patriots supporter, won his dream date with Bouchard, who turns 23 on Feb. 25,…

Sports TV listings for Thursday, Feb. 16 – Roanoke Times

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017

FIGURE SKATING Noon: NBC Sports Network, ISU Four Continents Championships, Short Dance, at Gangneung, South Korea (same-day tape) 2 p.m.: NBC Sports Network, ISU Four Continents Championships, Pairs Short Program, at Gangneung, South Korea (same-day tape) 4 p.m.: NBC Sports Network, ISU Four Continents Championship, Women’s Short Program, at Gangneung, South Korea (same-day tape) GOLF 6 a.m.: Golf Channel, European Tour, World Super 6 Perth, first round 2 p.m.: Golf…

Late sports owner Mike Ilitch paid Rosa Parks’ rent for more than 10 years – Fox News

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Mike Ilitch, the former Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner who died last week, quietly paid the rent for civil rights icon Rosa Parks during her later years. Ilitch was known for his philanthropic efforts, but news of his intervention with Parks was unknown to the public. “They don’t go around saying it, but I want to, at this point, let them know, how much the Ilitches not…