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The Future Of Innovation Is Innovation: A Day At Stanford’s Sports-Business Conference – Deadspin

Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2017

Art by Jim Cooke Stanford University in the springtime is immaculate. There are no clouds in the sky and none of the aerated haze of the East Bay or the fog of San Francisco. Off to the west, the Santa Cruz Mountains gently form the outer boundary of Palo Alto. As I got lost looking for the Stanford Graduate School of Business’s Sports Innovation Conference, I noticed that every superfluous…

Watch this Texas sports reporter come to the defense of a transgender wrestler – Mashable

Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2017

It’s not often that local Texas sports anchors—or any sports anchors, really—come to the defense of trans community. Dale Hansen of WFAA-TV is a rare exception. Earlier this week, the reporter decided to address the case of Mack Beggs, a transgender wrestler who recently won his state girls’ wrestling title. Though Mack identifies as a boy, state regulations require that he competes according to the sex assigned to him on…

Bracket Watch: It’s conference tournament season, baby – FOXSports.com

Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2017

Several smaller-conference tournaments are already underway, most notably the Missouri Valley, which holds it championship game Sunday in St. Louis. There’s been much discussion of late about the dearth of mid-major at-large berths in recent years with many hoping that trend reverses itself this year. There are in fact a few — but only a few — viable mid-major at-large candidates right now. Wichita State (27-4): Barring a stunning early…

USA TODAY Sports Bracketology: Wisconsin is the most vulnerable team this March – USA TODAY

Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Dererk Pardon made a game-winning lay-up as time expired to lift the Wildcats to a thrilling 67-65 victory over a red-hot Michigan team. USA TODAY Sports The Wisconsin Badgers team waits as officials determine a call that finalized a flagrant one foul against Iowa Hawkeyes guard Peter Jok (14) at the Kohl Center. Iowa defeated Wisconsin 69-67.(Photo: Mary Langenfeld, USA TODAY Sports) The Wisconsin Badgers…

Bracket Watch: It’s conference tournament season, baby – FOXSports.com

Posted: Friday, March 03, 2017

Several smaller-conference tournaments are already underway, most notably the Missouri Valley, which holds it championship game Sunday in St. Louis. There’s been much discussion of late about the dearth of mid-major at-large berths in recent years with many hoping that trend reverses itself this year. There are in fact a few — but only a few — viable mid-major at-large candidates right now. Wichita State (27-4): Barring a stunning early…

Thursday’s Sports in Brief – Washington Times

Posted: Friday, March 03, 2017

COLLEGE FOOTBALL AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Breaking months of public silence, former Baylor coach Art Briles said he could no longer “remain silent” and insisted he did not cover up sexual violence by his players or try to obstruct any investigations tied to the assault scandal at the nation’s largest Baptist university. Briles released a one-page letter defending himself against allegations that he ignored incidents of assault and ran a…

7 NFL Combine stars who actually became great pros – FOXSports.com

Posted: Friday, March 03, 2017

In the first year of the NFL’s more complete Combine record-keeping, the former Maryland tight end posted a 40 time that forced scouts to check their stopwatches: 4.38 seconds. For a guy standing 6-foot-3, 248 pounds, that’s obscene. Only Dorin Dickerson (who went on to play sparingly for six teams until 2015) has come within a tenth of a second (4.40) of Davis among tight ends since. Davis also…

Turner Sports and CBS Sports Announce 2017 NCAA Division I … – NCAA.com

Posted: Friday, March 03, 2017

Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery and Tracy Wolfson to Call National Championship and Final Four National Semifinals on CBS Steve Lavin, Debbie Antonelli, Casey Stern, Adam Zucker, Brendan Haywood and Lisa Byington Join 2017 March Madness Coverage CBS Sports and Turner Sports will once again feature a marquee lineup of announcers for their seventh year of combined coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball…

Is Toronto the Next Great North American Sports City? – RollingStone.com

Posted: Friday, March 03, 2017

When you think of the big sports cities, New York City, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles all come to mind, but now it might be time to start thinking beyond the border of the United States and looking to the Great White North for the next great North American sports city. Over the past few years Toronto, Canada’s most populous city, has become one of the primary sports hubs on…

Twitter Adds More E-Sports to Live-Streaming Efforts – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Posted: Friday, March 03, 2017

Twitter Inc. plans to broadcast more than 1,500 hours of competitive videogame contests this year, bolstering its live-streaming efforts and stepping up its presence in one of the fastest-growing areas of the game industry. The social-networking company Thursday said it is working with ESL, one of the largest e-sports organizers, and DreamHack,…

What you need to know about the Arnold Sports Festival – Sports … – Columbus Dispatch

Posted: Friday, March 03, 2017

Alissa Widman Neese The Columbus Dispatch @AlissaWidman Get pumped. The Arnold Sports Festival and Fitness Expo kicks off today. An estimated 200,000 fitness enthusiasts, athletes, sports fans and spectators are expected to flock Downtown to the annual event named after one of the world’s best-known bodybuilders, Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Here are eight things you need to know to get ready for the big weekend:  1. What…

Illinois athletes have mixed feelings about ‘Lady’ moniker in sports team names – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Friday, March 03, 2017

When Northern Illinois women’s basketball coach Lisa Carlsen was a player from 1988-92, her college had two different names for the basketball teams. The Northwest Missouri State men’s team was nicknamed the Bearcats. The women’s team was nicknamed the Bearkittens. “At the time, I didn’t (care). I absolutely would now,” Carlsen said. “I absolutely would think it’s the dumbest thing I ever heard now, but at the time, I didn’t.”…

Turner Sports and CBS Sports Announce 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Commentator Teams – NCAA.com

Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2017

Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery and Tracy Wolfson to Call National Championship and Final Four National Semifinals on CBS Steve Lavin, Debbie Antonelli, Casey Stern, Adam Zucker, Brendan Haywood and Lisa Byington Join 2017 March Madness Coverage CBS Sports and Turner Sports will once again feature a marquee lineup of announcers for their seventh year of combined coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball…

‘Sports as important as studies’ – The Hindu

Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2017

A 19-year-old girl, with her captivating smile, was the centre of attraction as she occupied her seat among the chief guests at the Annual Sports Day of Savarayalu Nayagar Government Girls High School on Thursday. A national swimming champion, Rukshana. K.Y is pursuing first year MBBS at the Government Medical College. “I got the MBBS seat through sports quota. I joined swimming classes when I was in Class II,” she…

Illinois athletes have mixed feelings about ‘Lady’ moniker in sports team names – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2017

When Northern Illinois women’s basketball coach Lisa Carlsen was a player from 1988-92, her college had two different names for the basketball teams. The Northwest Missouri State men’s team was nicknamed the Bearcats. The women’s team was nicknamed the Bearkittens. “At the time, I didn’t (care). I absolutely would now,” Carlsen said. “I absolutely would think it’s the dumbest thing I ever heard now, but at the time, I didn’t.”…

Sports Direct buys lingerie brand Agent Provocateur – Financial Times

Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2017

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BT chief attacks rampant price rises for TV sports rights – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2017

The chief executive of BT has said that rampant inflation in the prices paid for TV sports rights must come to an end, as the telecoms giant takes on rival Sky in the £1bn-plus battle for Champions League football. First-round bids for Champions League rights are understood to have been submitted this week, with governing body Uefa aiming for an up to 30% increase from the new deal, to as…

Sports Direct owner lines up deal to buy Agent Provocateur – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2017

Mike Ashley is lining up a shock deal to buy Agent Provocateur, the upmarket lingerie brand. Agent Provocateur is expected to enter administration on Thursday with Sports Direct the favourite to buy the business out of insolvency proceedings. The acquisition of the brand would be the latest stage of an attempt by Ashley, the founder and chief executive of Sports Direct, to move his business empire upmarket. Alongside its core…

Illinois athletes have mixed feelings about ‘Lady’ moniker in sports team names – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2017

When Northern Illinois women’s basketball coach Lisa Carlsen was a player from 1988-92, her college had two different names for the basketball teams. The Northwest Missouri State men’s team was nicknamed the Bearcats. The women’s team was nicknamed the Bearkittens. “At the time, I didn’t (care). I absolutely would now,” Carlsen said. “I absolutely would think it’s the dumbest thing I ever heard now, but at the time, I didn’t.”…

Last night’s win over the Cavaliers shows why the Celtics stood pat at the deadline – FOXSports.com

Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2017

The Celtics have depth on the bench, as youngsters Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown look more confident every game. Watching Brown last night was watching a player develop in real time – he took some shots that looked like they might give Brad Stevens a heart attack, especially a senseless end-of-third-quarter heave when the Celtics could’ve held out for the last shot. But he also guarded LeBron James in the…