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ESPN’s Auction Puts The Racial Dynamics Of Fantasy Sports On Full Display – HuffPost

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ninety percent of fantasy sports players, in fact, are white, and 80 percent are men, the association reports. Nearly 80 percent are college graduates, and their average annual income is $92,000. Of the estimated 42 million people who played fantasy sports in 2014, 70 percent said their preferred game was football, according to the association’s numbers.

ESPN’s Auction Puts The Racial Dynamics Of Fantasy Sports On Full Display – HuffPost

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ninety percent of fantasy sports players, in fact, are white, and 80 percent are men, the association reports. Nearly 80 percent are college graduates, and their average annual income is $92,000. Of the estimated 42 million people who played fantasy sports in 2014, 70 percent said their preferred game was football, according to the association’s numbers.

Tuesday’s Sports In Brief – Lexington Herald Leader

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

GOLF FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods had the active ingredient for marijuana, two painkillers and two sleep drugs in his system when he was arrested on a DUI charge earlier this year, a report released Tuesday by police said. Police in Jupiter, Florida, released the report less than a week after the golf superstar agreed to enter a diversion program to settle his driving while intoxicated charges. The…

ESPN’s Auction Puts The Racial Dynamics Of Fantasy Sports On Full Display – HuffPost

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ninety percent of fantasy sports players, in fact, are white, and 80 percent are men, the association reports. Nearly 80 percent are college graduates, and their average annual income is $92,000. Of the estimated 42 million people who played fantasy sports in 2014, 70 percent said their preferred game was football, according to the association’s numbers.

CBS Sports unveils new-look booth pairings for upcoming 2017 NFL season – CBSSports.com

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

When the 2017 NFL season kicks off in September, CBS will feature five new broadcast crews, including the new lead announcing team of Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson. The trio will work the marquee games every Sunday as well as call the “Thursday Night Football” games on CBS and NFL Network. CBS has also added play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins, who will become the first woman to ever call…

Unprecedented DC sports equinox could happen if Nats reach World Series – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Oct. 29 could be a big day for Max Scherzer, the Nationals and D.C. sports fans. (Nick Wass/AP) While millions of Americans eagerly await the temporary darkness of next week’s total solar eclipse, an even more rare phenomenon looming on the horizon began to come into focus on Monday. D.C. sports fans might need more than special sunglasses to enjoy it should it come to pass. On Oct. 30, 2016, there was at…

I’ll get my goat: Kazakhstan’s ancient sport for modern times – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The most decorated athlete in all of Kazakhstan is a five-year-old Mongolian horse named Lazer. Born wild on the steppe, he lacks the lean grace of a thoroughbred or an Arabian. Except for his large head and broad front haunches, he is small enough to be mistaken for a pony. His coat is a dusty black, tinged with rust, and his unkempt mane hangs punkishly over his eyes. Short-legged, small-eared,…

Callaway shows what’s wrong with college sports – Orlando Sentinel

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

If you want to see what’s wrong with big-time college sports, cast your eyes toward Gainesville. There you have a football player who has no interest in being in college, and a college that is keeping him around against all of its best interest. All except one, of course: Winning football games. Neither party wants to be in their current positions, but this is how the system operates. And it’s…

Wounded veterans go to extremes in sports program – Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Carlos Gomez was driving in the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan with a U.S. Army convoy in 2011 when it came under attack by the Taliban. In a flash, a bomb exploded. The IED left him gravely injured and killed his friend. Two months later, he woke up from a coma in a military hospital in San Antonio. A sergeant piled on the bad news: Gomez had a fractured neck…

I’ll get my goat: Kazakhstan’s ancient sport for modern times – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The most decorated athlete in all of Kazakhstan is a five-year-old Mongolian horse named Lazer. Born wild on the steppe, he lacks the lean grace of a thoroughbred or an Arabian. Except for his large head and broad front haunches, he is small enough to be mistaken for a pony. His coat is a dusty black, tinged with rust, and his unkempt mane hangs punkishly over his eyes. Short-legged, small-eared,…

ESPN Is Bringing Back the Beloved Megacast Model for Its College Football Season Opener – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

ESPN’s now-annual Megacast broadcast for college football’s title game has featured the company at its production best. Last year viewers had access to 14 alternative broadcasts for Clemson’s thrilling 35–31 win over Alabama, including presentations on ESPN2, SEC Network, ESPNU, ESPNews, ESPN Classic, ESPN Goal Line and variations on ESPN3. Given the critical and in-house praise for the Megacast—and with an eye toward getting momentum for the start of the…

Free Giancarlo Stanton: Why the Marlins need to trade baseball’s home run king – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Every day that goes by with Giancarlo Stanton in a Miami Marlins uniform is a wasted opportunity for a franchise begging to be run properly. And after years of the most feckless ownership group in baseball alienating an entire metropolitan area with lies, mismanagement and a seeming contempt for decency, its going-away present to new ownership should be to either trade Stanton now or lay the groundwork for a deal…

Gran Turismo Sport Elevates Driving Games To A Whole New Level – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Photo courtesy of Polyphony Digital Features such as 4K, HDR and Wide Color take GT Sport to a whole new level of gaming. Gran Turismo Sport is quite simply a revolution in driving games. What it will bring to gaming when it hits stores in mid-October, is not just a new, brushed up version of the world’s biggest selling driving simulator game. Compared to its competitors, GT Sport is like…

Years Ahead Of Hollywood, Gran Turismo Sport Revolutionizes Driving Games – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Photo courtesy of Polyphony Digital Features such as 4K, HDR and Wide Color take GT Sport to a whole new level of gaming. Gran Turismo Sport is quite simply a revolution in driving games. What it will bring to gaming when it hits stores in mid-October, is not just a new, brushed up version of the world’s biggest selling driving simulator game. Boasting technology years ahead of anything in Hollywood,…

The first sports bra was two jockstraps sewn together – New York Post

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

By 1977, Lisa Lindahl was fed up with running in her regular underwire bra. The University of Vermont employee, then in her late 20s, was frustrated that her male jogging partner could take off his shirt to cool down, while she was stuck in a bra that slipped off her shoulders and dug into her back as she ran. Why, Lindahl vented to friend and costume designer Polly Smith, wasn’t…

NBC brings e-sports to Bay Area as entertainment landscape shifts – San Francisco Chronicle

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

NBC brings e-sports to Bay Area as entertainment landscape shifts By Benny Evangelista August 14, 2017 Updated: August 14, 2017 3:59pm Caption Close ‘); } Jacob McDowell’s cowboy-hat-wearing purple car soared high into the air to punch a giant electronic ball into the net for the game-winning goal. Play-by-play announcer Caleb Simmons called the moment as if Stephen Curry had just nailed a big three pointer. “Oh, Jacob is there…

Tony Blair closes sports foundation after 10 years – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Tony Blair is closing his sports foundation after 10 years, saying it has “reached the end of its natural life”. The former prime minister, who set up the body after leaving Downing Street, said his focus was now on his new non-profit institute on globalisation. The sports charity’s latest accounts show that its income dropped from £203,972 in 2015 to £82,471 last year, which a spokesman said was “because it was…

How Students’ Brains Are in Danger on the Field – The Atlantic

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Some head injuries, of course, are too ugly to miss. During a scrimmage last August, a running back on the Kearny, New Jersey, high-school football team was knocked out when a linebacker from the opposing team lunged at him and they banged helmets. It wasn’t a proper tackle, said John Kryzanowski, the head coach of the Kearny team, and it didn’t help when his player landed head first. “We immediately…