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Diego Costa: Chelsea forward’s behaviour is disgraceful, says Ian Wright – BBC Sport

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Diego Costa scored 20 goals in 35 Premier League games for champions Chelsea last season Chelsea forward Diego Costa’s refusal to return to training is “disgraceful”, says former Arsenal striker Ian Wright. The 28-year-old, who is currently in his native Brazil, said he has been treated like a “criminal” and wants to join former club Atletico Madrid. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte texted Costa in June to say he was not…

Ric Flair Out of Surgery … Family By His Side – TMZ.com

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

1:47 PM PT — Flair is out of surgery and resting, a rep for WWE tells TMZ Sports.  Unclear how the surgery went but we’re told Ric’s family is by his side and they’re waiting to meet with doctors.  Ric Flair is in a medically induced coma and is preparing for surgery … a rep for the WWE tells TMZ Sports.  The 68-year-old wrestling icon was admitted to the hospital…

‘Tacoma’ Is One Small Step for Sports Games Set in Space – The Ringer (blog)

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

In 2013, indie developer the Fullbright Co. set a new standard for interactive storytelling with its debut game, Gone Home, which used environmental cues to take players on an emotional journey whose focus on underrepresented parties distinguished it from the male-dominated, heteronormative narratives endemic to the industry. For its follow-up effort, the highly anticipated Tacoma, the Portland, Oregon–based company could have contented itself with refining the formula from the first…

The Olympics: the Harshest Hangover in Sports – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

We need to talk about the Olympics. Again. A year ago, Rio was popping. The Summer Games were entering their second week, and despite anxieties about preparation, environmental hazards, security and Zika, the Olympics did that thing the Olympics tend to do, which is to push back against all the bad press with a stirring wave of athletic greatness. There was plenty of it last August: Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky,…

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid forward suspended for five games – BBC Sport

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo put Real Madrid 2-1 up before he was sent off at the Nou Camp Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for five games after he was sent off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday. He was given a one-match ban for being shown two yellow cards and a further four for pushing the referee in the back after he…

SAPD: Gunman at large after shooting 3 at NW Side sports bar – mySanAntonio.com

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Caption Close Police said a fight broke out inside the 4th Quarter Sports Bar in the 8700 block of Wurzbach Road around 2:15 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2017, and then spilled into the parking lot. Police said a fight broke out inside the 4th Quarter Sports Bar in the 8700 block of Wurzbach Road around 2:15 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2017, and then spilled into the parking lot. Photo: Ken…

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…

Klopp faces questions on Coutinho – BBC Sport

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

PA Not a surprise. Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho is not among the Liverpool party travelling to Germany for Tuesday’s Champions League qualifier against Hoffenheim. We can’t verify whether he requested to stay behind to continue his Catalan lessons 😉 Here’s the squad: Alexander-Arnold, Moreno, Lovren, Milner, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Can, Mane, Salah, Firmino, Kent, Solanke, Origi, Gomez, Klavan, Flanagan, Robertson, Matip, Grujic, Mignolet, Karius, Ward.

What would happen if President Trump’s tweets stuck to sports? – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Like George W. Bush before him, President Trump has run a sports franchise and run a sovereign nation. Bush was an owner of MLB’s Texas Rangers from 1989 to 1998 and president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. Trump was owner of the U.S. Football League’s New Jersey Generals from 1984 to 1985 and as of this writing has been president of the United States for 206 days…

What would happen if President Trump’s tweets stuck to sports? – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Like George W. Bush before him, President Trump has run a sports franchise and run a sovereign nation. Bush was an owner of MLB’s Texas Rangers from 1989 to 1998 and president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. Trump was owner of the U.S. Football League’s New Jersey Generals from 1984 to 1985 and as of this writing has been president of the United States for 206 days…

Bryce Land: Nats’ Prayers Answered – Sports On Earth

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

It appears, at least for now, that baseball doesn’t lose Bryce Harper for the season because of what happened at first base on a wet field at Nationals Park on Saturday. The Nationals say it is a bad bone bruise in Harper’s hyperextended left knee, but no ligament or tendon damage, and they do expect him to play again in 2017. That is not just a good thing. It is…

Ranking the Best 30 for 30 Documentaries (So Far) – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

ESPN’s upcoming 30 for 30 presentation on the life of professional wrestler Ric Flair­—the Rolex-wearing, diamond ring-wearing, kiss-stealing (Woooooo!), wheelin’, dealin’, limousine-riding, jet-flying son-of-a-gun—promises to be one of the most anticipated sports documentaries of 2017. Last week the company announced “Nature Boy” will premiere on Nov. 7, at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN. Director Rory Karpf (“I Hate Christian Laettner,” “The Book of Manning”) has consistently produced quality work which bodes well for viewers of…

Out of bounds: Parents who crossed the line at their children’s sporting events – New York Daily News

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Parents are supposed to be the ones that teach their kids sportsmanship, how to behave and to not throw a tantrum when playing sports. However, in 2017 adults tend to misbehave just as much if not more than their children. From serving jail time to being banned from league games, here’s a look at some of the worst youth sports parents over the years. $2…

What would happen if President Trump’s tweets stuck to sports? – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Like George W. Bush before him, President Trump has run a sports franchise and run a sovereign nation. Bush was an owner of MLB’s Texas Rangers from 1989 to 1998 and president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. Trump was owner of the U.S. Football League’s New Jersey Generals from 1984 to 1985 and as of this writing has been president of the United States for 206 days…

Bryce Land: Nats’ Prayers Answered – Sports On Earth

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

It appears, at least for now, that baseball doesn’t lose Bryce Harper for the season because of what happened at first base on a wet field at Nationals Park on Saturday. The Nationals say it is a bad bone bruise in Harper’s hyperextended left knee, but no ligament or tendon damage, and they do expect him to play again in 2017. That is not just a good thing. It is…

Out of bounds: Parents who crossed the line at their children’s sporting events – New York Daily News

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Parents are supposed to be the ones that teach their kids sportsmanship, how to behave and to not throw a tantrum when playing sports. However, in 2017 adults tend to misbehave just as much if not more than their children. From serving jail time to being banned from league games, here’s a look at some of the worst youth sports parents over the years. $2…

Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher charged with drink-driving – The Independent

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher has been charged with a drink-driving offence. Thames Valley Police said Gallacher, 41, has been bailed to appear at Slough Magistrates’ Court on 4 September. It follows an incident in Eton, Berkshire, on 12 August. A spokesman said: “Kirsty Gallacher, aged 41, of Chapel Square, Virginia Water, was charged last night with one count of driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level was above the legal limit.” Press Association More about:…

This Week In Sports Law: Ezekiel Elliott Suspension, New NCAA Concussion Case, Zach Randolph Arrest – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dallas Cowboys starting running back Ezekiel Elliott should be sidelined for the first six games of the regular-season. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Ezekiel Elliott Suspended Six Games By NFL On Friday, the NFL dropped major news when it announced that it was suspending Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott without pay for six regular-season games after it determined that Elliott violated the league’s Personal Conduct Policy. The NFL separately…

Coleman and Stefanidi offer hope to athletics – a sport in need of new names – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

When Sebastian Coe wakes up on Sunday morning he will have a 6ft 5in-shaped headache. Usain Bolt, track and field’s greatest weapon as well as its biggest crutch, has run his last race. Mo Farah is heading to the roads. And the question of how the sport can shout loud enough to be heard by casual fans without the great Jamaican or the most successful British athlete in history –…