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At $11M, Nick Saban might be America’s highest-paid sports coach in 2017 – SB Nation

Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Alabama head coach Nick Saban just became one of the highest-paid coaches in all of sports, thanks to a contract extension signing bonus that was approved by the school on Tuesday. The new deal, first reported by USA Today, brings his 2017 salary to $11.125 million. In 2014, Saban signed an eight-year extension that paid him $6.9 million a year. Saban’s deal also features a $4 million contract signing bonus…

Orioles’ Adam Jones berated by racist taunts at Fenway Park – USA TODAY

Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share After being the target of racial slurs at Fenway Park on Monday night, Baltimore Orioles outfielder called it one of the worst experiences of his career. USA TODAY Sports Adam Jones and the Orioles visited the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Monday.(Photo: Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports) BOSTON — Baltimore Orioles All-Star center fielder Adam Jones was berated by racist taunts at Fenway Park…

An inside look at Cedar Point’s new Sports Force Parks – MLive.com

Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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Athletics: ‘Radical’ proposal recommends rewriting world records – CNN International

Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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Jordy Nelson: What I learned from high school sports – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 of 7 2 of 7 3 of 7 4 of 7 5 of 7 6 of 7 7 of 7 Last SlideNext Slide Jordy Nelson was a four-time Class 3A champion at the 2003 State Track and Field Championships.(Photo: Manhattan Mercury) Before Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson was a household name in Wisconsin, he was…

DoD: Military athletes can no longer defer commitment to play pro sports – Military Times

Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Read the new DoD policy here. Charlsy Panzino covers the Guard and Reserve, training, technology, operations and features for Army Times and Air Force Times. Email her at cpanzino@militarytimes.com.  

Emanuel accepted gifts of sports tickets, travel perks last year – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017

For the sixth straight year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has reported receiving free transportation, sports tickets and houseguest stays from wealthy friends and political supporters. Emanuel made the disclosure on his annual economic interest statement that was due Monday and requires all Cook County politicians to report gifts valued at more than $500. The mayor accepted gifts from three people last year — two regulars and a newcomer to his annual…

Way-too-early 2018 NFL Mock Draft: In loaded QB draft, top passers go 1-2-3 – CBSSports.com

Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017

It’s never too early to start looking ahead, and that’s exactly what we’re doing with our first 2018 NFL Mock Draft of the “new” NFL year. Let’s be upfront here: this is an exercise in futility because there is a lot of college football to be played and a lot of scrutiny that is going to fall on a draft class that could feature some exceptional quarterbacks. Prisco’s NFL Draft…

Will news, sports (and yes, Trump) save Twitter? – CNNMoney

Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017

Twitter is on a hot streak lately — and it’s set to continue. The social network will announce later Monday that financial news giant Bloomberg will soon broadcast news specifically for Twitter 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Reports of the partnership first appeared in The Wall Street Journal. But a source with knowledge of the deal confirmed to CNNMoney that Bloomberg and Twitter would formally unveil…

A History of Vogue’s Obsession With Sports Stars – E! Online

Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017

On Monday, May 1, our Met Gala conversation starts on the E! News Facebook page at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT. Immediately following E! News on Monday, May 1, we’ll be live from New York with red carpet coverage of the Met Gala at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT. For complete coverage of fashion’s biggest night, tune in to E! News at 7 p.m. and Fashion…

NASCAR CEO Brian France: Sport ‘Not Isolated’ in Bid to Attract Young Fans – Fox Business

Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. –  NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France says the challenge of connecting with a new, younger generation of fans is something that all sports are trying to figure out, and one that NASCAR will take some time to figure out. Continue Reading Below Speaking at Richmond International Raceway before Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, France compared the challenge sports are facing to the one retailers…

European Athletics proposes rewriting athletics world records after doping scandal – BBC Sport

Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017

European Athletics president Svein Arne Hansen ordered the review in January Most of athletics’ world records could be rewritten under a “revolutionary” new proposal from European Athletics. It set up a taskforce to examine the credibility of records in January following the sport’s doping scandal. British world record holders like Paula Radcliffe and Jonathan Edwards could lose their titles under the criteria. Svein Arne Hansen, the European Athletics president, said…

Why this Hamilton County family says no to travel sports – Indianapolis Star

Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Holly Johnson is one Hamilton County mom who knows how to stretch a dime. She’s the co-founder with her husband, Greg, of the website ClubThrifty.com and writes columns for IndyStar showing you how to spend less and live more. Dwight Adams/IndyStar IndyStar correspondent Holly Johnson.(Photo: Provided by Holly Johnson) With spring finally here, my kids spend evenings and sleepy weekend mornings riding their bikes, playing…

Manchester United’s injury woes have gone from bad to worse – FOXSports.com

Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017

Left back Shaw, who has managed to play in only four Premier League matches this season, went out of Sunday’s match after just nine minutes. As Mourinho put it: “I think Luke Shaw’s must be a big injury, because to leave the pitch after 10 minutes I am expecting a very big injury.”

Bleacher Report wants to become the MTV for sports – Recode

Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017

Bleacher Report CEO Dave Finocchio wants to build the next MTV — just without the whole TV part. It’s been just over a year since Turner, which bought Bleacher Report for a reported $175 million back in 2012, laid out a plan to inject $100 million into turning the sports property into a video juggernaut. In that time Finocchio has launched a number of original online series, a feature length…

Anthony Joshua TKOs Wladimir Klitschko in 11th round in scintillating heavyweight bout – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017

Anthony Joshua stamped himself as a true boxing great Satuday with a commanding performance in an 11th-round technical knockout of ex-champion Wladimir Klitschko in front of an insane scene at Wembley Stadium in London, where a record crowd of 90,000 roared its approval from beginning to end. Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) retained his IBF heavyweight title and added the WBA belt in arguably the most compelling heavyweight title fight since…

FOX Sports Kansas City to televise tonight’s match between Sporting KC and Real Salt Lake – Sporting Kansas City

Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017

Tonight’s MLS regular season match between Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake at Children’s Mercy Park will air live on FOX Sports Kansas City and FOX Sports Kansas City Plus. It will also be streamed on FOX Sports GO with live radio broadcasts available on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN 99.3 FM and La Grande 1340 AM. Sporting KC’s match was originally scheduled to air only on FOX Sports…

2017 NFL draft: Grading picks from Rounds 2-3 – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

9) Minnesota Vikings: RB Dalvin Cook, Florida State – The Vikings still needed RB help even with the Latavius Murray signing, and Cook will win the main job in time. He’s too good — that is, if he keeps his nose clean. Off-field issues pushed him down, where the Vikings might have gotten a steal as they attempt to replace Adrian Peterson. Grade: A- 10) New Orleans Saints: FS Marcus…

Jerry Seinfeld birthday tribute: 10 best sports moments from the show – USA TODAY

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Jerry Seinfeld with famed guest star Keith Hernandez at Shea Stadium in 2005.(Photo: Jim McIsaac, Getty Images) Comedian Jerry Seinfeld turns 63 on Saturday, and while he bashed birthdays on his show in an attempt to be dark and disturbed – “nevitably, irrevocably: Happy birthday? No such thing” – we wanted to mark the occasion with the top 10 sports moments from Seinfeld. Giddyup. 10. “This is America!” Sitting in the owner’s box at Yankee Stadium…

How to fix the Chicago Bulls in four simple steps – FOXSports.com

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Bulls need to burn this whole thing to the ground. That’s why we’re letting Wade go, trading Butler and firing the front office, obviously. And from those ashes, a championship contender can rise. If I were Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, and I wanted to win basketball games and not just turn a profit to invest in the White Sox, I’d hire Sam Hinkie to oversee that rebuild —…