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Saturday Sports: The NBA Draft – NPR

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

The NBA draft took center stage this week in the world of sports, and many are wondering what the new picks will mean for championship-winning teams.

Here’s Saturday’s Sports on TV Lineup – The Courier-Journal

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

SATURDAY ON TV PRO BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB — MLB, Texas at N.Y. Yankees 4 p.m. FOX OHIO — MLB, Cincinnati at Washington FS1 — MLB, Milwaukee at Atlanta 7 p.m. FOX-41 — MLB, Pittsburgh at St. Louis 10 p.m. MLB — MLB, Colorado at L.A. Dodgers SOCCER 11 a.m. FOX-41 — FIFA Confederations Cup, Mexico vs. Russia FS1 — FIFA Confederations Cup, New Zealand vs. Portugal 1:30 p.m. FOX-41…

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh glad to let elite athletes play two sports in college – Detroit Free Press

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh fielded questions during some down time at the Michigan elite camp on June 23, 2017, in Ann Arbor. Video by Mark Snyder/DFP Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh after the U-M elite camp on June 23, 2017.(Photo: Mark Snyder, DFP) As the rest of Michigan football’s freshman class begins academic orientation on Saturday, they’ll consider their football futures. Some will also consider playing…

California’s Texas travel ban creates confusion in college sports – Texas Tribune

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

The politicians running Texas and California continue to prove that they want nothing to do with each other. But athletes in the two states are inextricably linked. As a result, the latest salvo in the Texas v. California culture wars has created widespread confusion in the college sports world. That confusion stems from a decision this week by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to ban state-funded employee travel to Texas….

Live video Saturday: Des Moines Register All-Iowa Sports Awards – DesMoinesRegister.com

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Buy Photo Des Moines Register Sports Awards featuring Shaquille O’Neal.(Photo: The Register)Buy Photo Where can you catch the state’s best high school student-athletes plus sports and pop culture icon Shaquille O’Neal in the same room?  At the 2017 Des Moines Register All-Iowa Sports Awards on Friday evening at Wells Fargo Arena. RELATED: Where does your school rank in our all-sports standings? Watch all the awards, Shaq’s speech and more on this livestream….

As it happened – Scotland lose to Fiji – BBC Sport

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Well it wasn’t to be for Scotland today as Fiji spoiled their hopes of a perfect summer of three tour wins from three. The Fijians played some wonderful stuff and a few of Scotland’s fringe players found the going tough in Suva. The knowledge that many of his big guns were missing or rested for this match may be small comfort for Gregor Townsed, though he’ll undoubtedly be frustrated with…

Celebrating Title IX at 45: Pac-12 women’s sports by the numbers – Pac-12.com

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Today, June 23, 2017, marks the 45th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the U.S. federal law that mandates equal opportunities on college campuses for men and women. It is thanks to this law and the determination of decades of committed coaches and administrators that women’s sports have been able to flourish in the Pac-12 for the past 45 years.  Take a look at a small snapshot of what…

California’s Texas travel ban creates confusion in college sports – Texas Tribune

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

The politicians running Texas and California continue to prove that they want nothing to do with each other. But athletes in the two states are inextricably linked. As a result, the latest salvo in the Texas v. California culture wars has created widespread confusion in the college sports world. That confusion stems from a decision this week by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to ban state-funded employee travel to Texas….

Celebrating Title IX at 45: Pac-12 women’s sports by the numbers – Pac-12.com

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Today, June 23, 2017, marks the 45th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the U.S. federal law that mandates equal opportunities on college campuses for men and women. It is thanks to this law and the determination of decades of committed coaches and administrators that women’s sports have been able to flourish in the Pac-12 for the past 45 years.  Take a look at a small snapshot of what…

Ridiculously early 2018 NBA Mock Draft: DeAndre Ayton, Michael Porter start on top – CBSSports.com

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Via trade with Nets DeAndre Ayton, C, Arizona The ideal modern-day big man, Ayton can block shots, run the floor and shoot it from deep. Such a high ceiling. The next guy is the better player, but Ayton is the better fit.

Bad Sports Are All the Rage – American Spectator

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Remember when sports were a relaxing and nonpolitical activity, and nothing could be more laid back than a softball game? The renewed calls for civility after the ghastly attack on a softball practice in Alexandria, Virginia due to political beliefs are long overdue. If you haven’t noticed lately, your local neighborhood sports venue has been turned into a theater of the politically absurd and is now lunatic central for uncivilized…

Women’s sport is coming in waves and ready to shine during biggest summer – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Women’s sport sometimes seems to run along a parallel timeline, one that lags behind the rest of life. It was 2012 before women were able to compete in every event on the Olympic programme, 2014 before they could play professional cricket in England, 2016 before they could play professional rugby, and in 2017 they were finally allowed to join Muirfield golf club, the latter providing the best excuse yet to…

Dan Evans: Great Britain Davis Cup player tests positive for cocaine – BBC Sport

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Media playback is not supported on this device ‘I made a mistake’ – Evans admits failed drugs test British number three Dan Evans has announced he tested positive for cocaine in a drugs test taken in April. The 27-year-old, who has played for Britain in the Davis Cup, learned of the failed test earlier this week and said he had “let a lot of people down”. “I made a mistake…

Here’s Friday’s Sports on TV Lineup – The Courier-Journal

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

FRIDAY ON TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 3 p.m. ESPN — NCAA College World Series, Oregon State vs. LSU 8 p.m. ESPN — NCAA College World Series, Florida vs. TCU-Louisville winner HORSE RACING 8:30 a.m. NBCSN — Royal Ascot, at Ascot, England MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. MLB — L.A. Angels at Boston FOX OHIO — Cincinnati at Washington NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. NBCSN — 2017 NHL Draft, at Chicago AUTO RACING 8:30…

Women’s sport is coming in waves and ready to shine during biggest summer – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Women’s sport sometimes seems to run along a parallel timeline, one that lags behind the rest of life. It was 2012 before women were able to compete in every event on the Olympic programme, 2014 before they could play professional cricket in England, 2016 before they could play professional rugby, and in 2017 they were finally allowed to join Muirfield golf club, the latter providing the best excuse yet to…

WFAN Best Sports Moments: #1 — Giants Win Super Bowl XLII – CBS New York

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Editor’s Note: As part of WFAN’s 30th anniversary celebration, from May 29-June 9, we asked you to vote on the best local sports moments overthe past 30 years. Over the course of two weeks, we are revealing the top-10 vote getters. NEW YORK (WFAN) — If we’ve learned one thing while conducting three polls for WFAN’s 30th anniversary, it’s that New Yorkers have a giant place in their hearts (pun…

British and Irish Lions 2017: BBC Sport users pick Maro Itoje for first Test – BBC Sport

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Warren Gatland led the British and Irish Lions to a 2-1 series win over Australia in 2013 On Wednesday, coach Warren Gatland selected his Lions XV for Saturday’s first Test against New Zealand. Over the last 36 hours, you have been having your say. Using the BBC’s selection list, fans picked the team that they thought stood the best chance of undoing the back-to-back world champion All Blacks. And, based…

Danny Ward: Cardiff City sign striker from Rotherham United – BBC Sport

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Danny Ward started his career with Bolton Wanderers Cardiff City have signed striker Danny Ward from Rotherham United for an undisclosed fee. The 26-year old has signed a three-year deal and becomes Cardiff’s fifth signing of the summer. Ward scored 12 goals for Rotherham last season and played under Neil Warnock in 2016 when the Cardiff manager was in charge at the New York Stadium. “I’ve worked with Danny and…

Here’s Friday’s Sports on TV Lineup – The Courier-Journal

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

FRIDAY ON TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 3 p.m. ESPN — NCAA College World Series, Oregon State vs. LSU 8 p.m. ESPN — NCAA College World Series, Florida vs. TCU-Louisville winner HORSE RACING 8:30 a.m. NBCSN — Royal Ascot, at Ascot, England MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. MLB — L.A. Angels at Boston FOX OHIO — Cincinnati at Washington NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. NBCSN — 2017 NHL Draft, at Chicago AUTO RACING 8:30…

Women’s sport is coming in waves and ready to shine during biggest summer – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Women’s sport sometimes seems to run along a parallel timeline, one that lags behind the rest of life. It was 2012 before women were able to compete in every event on the Olympic programme, 2014 before they could play professional cricket in England, 2016 before they could play professional rugby, and in 2017 they were finally allowed to join Muirfield golf club, this last providing the best excuse yet to…