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The epidemic that’s ruining youth sports – New York Post

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tiffany Lin’s Osgood-Schlatter disease diagnosis may stem from overuse of her body for sports.Tamara Beckwith During a soccer game early last year, Tiffany Lin began experiencing a sharp pain in her right knee. Then a freshman at Manhattan’s Beacon School, Lin tried to play through the pain but sought out a doctor when it wouldn’t subside. The diagnosis? She had Osgood-Schlatter disease, which is the inflammation of the area just…

The epidemic that’s ruining youth sports – New York Post

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tiffany Lin’s Osgood-Schlatter disease diagnosis may stem from overuse of her body for sports.Tamara Beckwith During a soccer game early last year, Tiffany Lin began experiencing a sharp pain in her right knee. Then a freshman at Manhattan’s Beacon School, Lin tried to play through the pain but sought out a doctor when it wouldn’t subside. The diagnosis? She had Osgood-Schlatter disease, which is the inflammation of the area just…

Women’s Sport Week: Athletes can face ‘minefield’ returning after childbirth – BBC Sport

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dame Sarah Storey says guidelines for mums wanting to return to elite sport can be confusing Athletes can face a “minefield” when they return to elite sport after having a baby, Dame Sarah Storey says. As part of Women’s Sports Week, Storey, who is expecting her second child, has called for clearer guidelines from governing bodies. UK Sport, which funds elite sport, implemented a maternity policy in 2011, but the…

The epidemic that’s ruining youth sports – New York Post

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tiffany Lin’s Osgood-Schlatter disease diagnosis may stem from overuse of her body for sports.Tamara Beckwith During a soccer game early last year, Tiffany Lin began experiencing a sharp pain in her right knee. Then a freshman at Manhattan’s Beacon School, Lin tried to play through the pain but sought out a doctor when it wouldn’t subside. The diagnosis? She had Osgood-Schlatter disease, which is the inflammation of the area just…

The epidemic that’s ruining youth sports – New York Post

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tiffany Lin’s Osgood-Schlatter disease diagnosis may stem from overuse of her body for sports.Tamara Beckwith During a soccer game early last year, Tiffany Lin began experiencing a sharp pain in her right knee. Then a freshman at Manhattan’s Beacon School, Lin tried to play through the pain but sought out a doctor when it wouldn’t subside. The diagnosis? She had Osgood-Schlatter disease, which is the inflammation of the area just…

Federal and state officials move to block fantasy sports merger between DraftKings and FanDuel – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Federal and state officials on Monday moved to block the merger between DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel, arguing the combination would harm competition by locking up 90% of the daily fantasy sports market in the U.S. The Federal Trade Commission said it would file suit seeking a court injunction to stop the deal, joined by the attorneys general of California and the District of Columbia. “This merger would deprive customers of…

US to seek to block DraftKings, FanDuel fantasy sports merger – Reuters

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Monday it will seek to stop the merger of DraftKings and FanDuel, because the combined company would control more than 90 percent of the U.S. market for paid daily fantasy sports contests. The FTC, along with the attorneys general of California and the District of Columbia, will file a complaint in federal district court seeking a preliminary injunction to block the deal,…

Young fans have the power to redefine sport with virtual league of their own – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

A curious thing happened in our corner of south east London last month. Normally quiet side streets were rammed with double parked cars, the babble of excited young fans with accents from around the country filled the air and the sold out signs went up at The Valley for the first time in many years. Since the absentee owner Roland Duchâtelet began his one man war against Charlton Athletic’s fanbase,…

Revealed: The top 20 most influential women in British sport – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

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Women’s Sport Week 2017: Gender prize money gap narrowing, new study shows – BBC Sport

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

More than 80% of sports now pay equal prize money The gender prize money gap in sport is closing with more sports than ever achieving parity at the top level, a BBC Sport study has found. A total of 83% of sports now reward men and women equally, according to the study commissioned for Women’s Sport Week. Cricket, golf and football showed some of the biggest disparities although prize money…

Danny Ainge puts legacy on line by passing on Markelle Fultz – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Danny Ainge is revered in Boston. He’s not on Bill Belichick’s level – but he’s next in line. The Celtics president engineered the trades that delivered banner No. 17 and has presided over one of the most impressive rebuilding efforts anywhere, ever. And in one move – the agreed-upon deal that will send the No. 1 pick to Philadelphia in a package for two high first-rounders – he has put…

Slovakia U21 v England U21 – BBC Sport

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Jordan Pickford stopped Linus Wahlqvist’s penalty in the draw with Sweden England Under-21 coach Aidy Boothroyd has warned there are no “second chances” ahead of his team’s must-win Euro 2017 group game against Slovakia. The winner of each of the three groups qualifies automatically, with the best second-placed team also going through. And after Friday’s goalless draw against Sweden in Poland, he said: “It is an unforgiving set up. “You’ve…

Champions Trophy: Inspired Pakistan thrash India by 180 runs – BBC Sport

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Media playback is not supported on this device Best of Fakhar’s spectacular century Pakistan produced an incredible display to thrash fierce rivals India and win the Champions Trophy at The Oval. Fakhar Zaman hit a spectacular century to propel Pakistan to 338-4 in the scorching south London sunshine. Mohammad Amir then tore through the India top order to help reduce the defending champions to 54-5. India eventually limped to 158,…

This Week In Sports Law: NCAA Punishes Louisville, Ole Miss Investigation, Sebastian Telfair Trouble – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

A defiant Rick Pitino is poised to take on the NCAA after its punishment of Louisville. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) NCAA Drops Hammer On Louisville For Sex Act Scandal The NCAA has released its official decision on the case concerning Louisville, finding that a former director of basketball operations acted unethically by organizing striptease dances and sex acts for basketball prospects as well as athletes at the university, and…

Bullying in sport: Sir Steve Redgrave says elite funding is ‘cut-throat’ – BBC Sport

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Media playback is not supported on this device Nicholl denies win-at-all-costs approach The way elite sport is funded is “cut-throat” because “results are everything”, five-time Olympic rowing champion Sir Steve Redgrave says. But he does not believe it has created a “win-at-all-costs” mentality in British sport. Bullying claims in several Olympic sports have led to questions over whether winning is put before welfare. “If they don’t get the results they…

Pakistan v India: ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final – live! – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Morning everyone, and welcome to the big one. Yes, it’s Fathers’ Day here in Britain. In fact, this really is the big one – the final of many fans’ dreams, and of every administrator’s. It’s the first time a major cricket tournament has ever culminated in the biggest local derby in the whole of sport. It’s India v Pakistan. It’s also superstars v journeymen, overlords v underdogs, well-oiled machinery v…

Tigers GM, catcher among fortunate father-son duos in sports – ABC News

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Alex Avila was the best player available on the Detroit Tigers‘ board when it was their turn to select a player in the fifth round of the 2008 amateur draft. His dad suggested the Tigers pick someone else. “I didn’t want people to think it was a favor,” Tigers general manager Al Avila recalled. “I thought he would have a better opportunity if someone else drafted him so he wouldn’t…

Sports hernias putting strain on hockey players of all ages – Boston Herald

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Months removed from sports hernia and hip surgeries, Claude Giroux still didn’t feel like himself. The Philadelphia Flyers’ captain finally got back to normal by the end of the season, roughly nine months after going under the knife. “I thought it’d be quicker, to be honest,” Giroux said. “It’s harder than I thought it would’ve been.” Because of the unnatural motion of skating, hockey is among the most common sports…

Russia provides a poor setting for a celebration of sport – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Confederations Cup, the quadrennial dress rehearsal for soccer’s World Cup, opened Saturday in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hometown of St. Petersburg. It’s not a milestone many find worth celebrating. The start of the two-week, eight-nation tournament is FIFA’s final blessing of the tournament to come next summer. It’s too late to turn back now — not that there was a possibility of that happening anyway. “I can guarantee you…