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Evander Holyfield’s boxing promotion to debut Saturday on CBS Sports Network – CBSSports.com

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Recent HOF inductee Evander Holyfield takes a new turn as a boxing promoter. Getty Images Evander Holyfied, the former multi-time heavyweight champion and a 2017 inductee into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, is getting back into the ring.  Real Deal Sports & Entertainment, Holyfield’s promotional company, will make its debut Saturday with a quadruple-header televised live on CBS Sports Network (10 p.m. ET) from Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky….

Project aims to create quality youth sports programs in Baltimore – Baltimore Sun

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

A three-year initiative is underway in Baltimore to transform the state of youth athletics by studying the quality and accessibility of programs, directing teams to available facilities and connecting kids with the sports they’re most interested in. Project Play — a partnership between Under Armour and the Washington-based Aspen Institute — aims to use Baltimore as a laboratory to guide other cities in the development of programs that help urban…

7 prospects who are climbing NBA Draft boards – FOXSports.com

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

At this point a year ago most viewed Smith Jr. as a potential top-five pick and maybe the second best guard in this class behind only Fultz. But thanks to a disastrous 15-17 season in Raleigh (where Smith looked disengaged for large chunks of the year) many felt that by draft night Smith might fall out of the top 10.   But then the draft process began, and many NBA observers…

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…

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…

ESPYS: Vote for the best in sports – ESPN

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Welcome to the 2017 ESPYS where awards are handed out by you, the fans, by letting your voice be heard and voting in our polls! Make sure to tune into the ESPYS, hosted by Peyton Manning, on July 12 at 8 pm | 7 pm central on ABC or catch the broadcast live on Watch ESPN. Vote Now: Best Performance: The last…

Women’s Sport Week: Meet the ‘kick-ass’ Muslim sporting pioneers – BBC Sport

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Reshmin Chowdhury is a sports broadcaster, a Muslim and a mother of two. For Women’s Sport Week she looked at projects which engage Asian women, and showcases those who are breaking down barriers and paving the way for the next generation to enjoy playing sport. We Muslim women come in all guises. We come from different cultures, communities and backgrounds. We have different tastes and preferences on how we live…

Worst No. 1 overall NBA Draft picks of all time – FOXSports.com

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ellison spent just one season with the franchise that selected him No. 1 overall in 1989. He earned the nickname ‘Never Nervous Pervis’ in college, but in the NBA he was dubbed ‘Out of Service Pervis’ for an injury that kept him out more than half of his rookie season. Injuries throughout his 11-year NBA career in Sacramento, Washington, Boston and Seattle kept him from reaching his full potential.  …

NBC Sports Jumps on the Esports Bandwagon – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Comcast Corp.’s NBC Sports on Wednesday said it would televise an esports tournament later this summer, the latest broadcaster turning to competitive videogaming to grow viewership at a time when many consumers are cutting the cord. The cable network hopes a tournament built around a popular quirky game called “Rocket League” will attract hard-to-reach viewers—particularly younger males—who increasingly are ditching cable…

Baseball is back in Amarillo: Elmore Sports Group moving San Antonio Missions of Texas League to new downtown … – Amarillo.com

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

After a 37-year absence, Texas League minor league baseball is returning to Amarillo — and in a brand new place to play. The Elmore Sports Group will move its San Antonio franchise to Amarillo and into a $45.5 million downtown stadium for the 2019 season. The move, which was announced Wednesday at a news conference, marks the return of AA affiliated minor league baseball to the city for the first…

Women’s Sport Week 2017: ‘Shocking’ that Man Utd do not have women’s team – BBC News

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I think it is shocking that in 2017 a club the size of Manchester United does not have a women’s team, and what is even worse is they will not properly explain their position. Look around the world and every other major football club has a women’s team, or plans for one. Two of the biggest, men’s Champions League finalists Real Madrid and Juventus, are about to set up theirs….

Jonah Keri’s ultimate sports celebrations bracket: Vote for the best of all-time – CBSSports.com

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The NFL recently announced it will allow group celebrations and prop celebrations after touchdowns, moving half a step closer to become a league that almost kind of tolerates fun! In honor of this sort of momentous occasion, we’re trotting out the best sports celebrations of all time — or at least the ones we can think of, after many emails exchanged with CBS Sports staffers. Also, huge hat-tip to Sagar…

Seattle pro sports teams unite to promote LGBT inclusion – Seattle Times

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

As prominent fixtures in the Seattle community, five major professional sports teams have united to support LGBT inclusion and equality. The Seahawks, Mariners, Sounders, Storm and Reign have come together to promote inclusiveness and equality, and organizers on Tuesday said this is the first time a city’s professional teams have joined together for this cause. “Sports has so many eyes on it, all the time anyways in this country,” said…

Jonah Keri’s ultimate sports celebrations bracket: Vote for the best of all-time – CBSSports.com

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The NFL recently announced it will allow group celebrations and prop celebrations after touchdowns, moving half a step closer to become a league that almost kind of tolerates fun! In honor of this sort of momentous occasion, we’re trotting out the best sports celebrations of all time — or at least the ones we can think of, after many emails exchanged with CBS Sports staffers. Also, huge hat-tip to Sagar…

Knicks reportedly are listening to offers for Kristaps Porzingis – FOXSports.com

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Kristaps Porzingis was supposed to be the cornerstone of the New York Knicks for years to come, but that might not be the organization’s long-term plans for the 21-year-old. According to multiple reports, the Knicks are fielding calls from teams interested in acquiring the budding superstar who apparently has grown frustrated by the dysfunctional organization. Porzingis didn’t attend exit meetings with team president Phil Jackson and general manager Steve Mills…

Twitch reaches 2-year streaming rights deal for Blizzard e-sports events – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Video streaming service Twitch announced Tuesday a two-year deal with Blizzard Entertainment to become the exclusive third-party home for many of the Irvine game-maker’s e-sports events. Blizzard Entertainment can continue to stream video game competitions on its own services, including MLG.TV and Blizzard.com. But the global exclusivity deals a blow to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, ESPN and other apps competing for streaming rights to the growing form of entertainment. Blizzard Entertainment…

Anatomy of a combat sports tragedy: Who killed Tim Hague? – MMAjunkie.com

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The first time Tim Hague went down against Adam Braidwood was a little over a minute into the first round. Backed into the corner, he took a pair of right hands and ended up kneeling on the canvas, rising to his feet as the referee’s count hit seven. Roughly a minute after that Hague went down again. Then shortly after he took a few more hard shots and went lunging…

ESPN bust Ray Lewis gets chance at Fox Sports – New York Post

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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Women’s Sport Week: Athletes can face ‘minefield’ returning after childbirth – BBC Sport

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Media playback is not supported on this device Women’s Sport Week: How easy is it to return to sport after pregnancy? Athletes can face a “minefield” when they return to elite sport after having a baby, Dame Sarah Storey says. As part of Women’s Sports Week, Storey, who is expecting her second child, has called for clearer guidelines from governing bodies. UK Sport, which funds elite sport, implemented a maternity…

Jonah Keri’s ultimate sports celebrations bracket: Vote for the best of all-time – CBSSports.com

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The NFL recently announced it will allow group celebrations and prop celebrations after touchdowns, moving half a step closer to become a league that almost kind of tolerates fun! In honor of this sort of momentous occasion, we’re trotting out the best sports celebrations of all time — or at least the ones we can think of, after many emails exchanged with CBS Sports staffers. Also, huge hat-tip to Sagar…