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North Korea Says US Trying to Overthrow Kim Jong Un by Attacking His Sports Legacy – Newsweek

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

North Korea claims to have identified the latest U.S. plot to bring down its self-proclaimed socialist paradise—a vicious assault on the reclusive, militarized state’s supreme sports legacy. Following a fresh round of harsh U.S. sanctions against North Korea and its nuclear weapons program, Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) carried a statement attributed to the National Sports Guidance Committee in which the government body accused Washington of “stretching its…

Is Bridge a Sport? EU Court Says No – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bad news, bridge fans. The European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday that the card game is not a sport, even when played by multiple competing teams. Like many disappointments, this one traces its roots to a dispute on taxes. The court’s decision came in response to a case filed by the English Bridge Union, based in Aylesbury, which organizes team-based bridge matches. The organization had argued that it should…

Nick reveals why it’s better for sports fans that the Astros beat the Dodgers in GM 2 of the World Series – FOXSports.com

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

– You took like the best team in the National League and the best team in the American League, and you pitted them up against each other because they were in the last two men standing at the very end, which is what you want in a real championship series. – Unless you’re a Yankees fan– – Right, but that– but that’s why last night was so awesome if you’re…

Nick Wright reacts to Cam Newton’s childish press conference exit – FOXSports.com

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

– Jenna, this was the final part of his apology. He was trying to make it clear, you guys think I’m only a jerk to the female Latino reporters. I’m being a jerk to the old, white, male reporters, too. I’m an equal opportunity jerk to all the media members. Don’t make this a race or gender thing. – I know. But you said, you know, as an NFL quarterback,…

Fox Sports analysts are bullish on Ohio State vs. Penn State. Here’s why. – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

You can analyze this monumental Penn State–Ohio State matchup in countless ways, but it really comes down to this question: Is it a mirage? Is Ohio State’s offense the one that embarrassed coach Urban Meyer on New Year’s Eve in that season-ending shutout loss to Clemson? Is it the one that Meyer termed “awful” after a 31-16 Week 2 loss to Oklahoma? Or is it the one that has sizzled…

The secret documents that could shed light on sport’s famous conspiracy theories – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

With long-classified documents concerning the assassination of President John F Kennedy due to be released pending President Donald Trump’s approval, conspiracy theories are running wild. The sporting world is not immune to such theories either, with a long history of alleged fixes, frame-ups, biased officiating, doped-up athletes and inside jobs filling the imagination of aggrieved and bitter fans. Let’s ignore Ockham’s Razor and entertain some of them.  Did Sonny Liston take a dive? …

Bridge is not a sport and can’t have tax break, says European Court of Justice – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bridge is not a sport, European Union judges ruled today, in a decision that dealt a blow to British clubs’ hopes of a VAT tax break. To be classified as a sport under EU tax law, the European Court of Justice said this morning, an activity must have a significant physical element. Duplicate bridge, while played competitively at national and international level, is a card game. The EU’s VAT Directive,…

Your Questions About Activism In Sports, Answered – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the national anthem prior to a game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on Oct. 1. Matt Kartozian/USA Today Sports/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Matt Kartozian/USA Today Sports/Reuters Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the national anthem prior to a game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on Oct. 1. Matt Kartozian/USA Today Sports/Reuters…

Honda needs to make this cute Sports EV concept – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Honda has shown another plan for a dedicated electric vehicle that serves as an indicator that the Japanese automaker is serious about EVs and AI, all while embracing some of its heritage when it comes to design. The Honda Sports EV Concept shown Tuesday at the Tokyo Motor Show is a companion to the Urban EV Concept shown in September at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. While that Frankfurt…

Dog Doping at the Iditarod: Dallas Seavey, a Legend in the Sport, Is Named – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

“The Iditarod can try to run me over, they can try to throw me under the bus,” Seavey said in the video, “but I’m going to be honest to myself and they’re going to find out that I don’t fit under the bus.” Dallas Seavey Statement Video by Dallas Seavey As a result of the violation, race officials said, they reworked the rules to establish clearer standards for what constitutes…

Sports Illustrated and the Astros look back on 2014 cover predicting their 2017 championship – For The Win

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES — In June of 2014, the Astros sat dead last in the AL West. It was a familiar position for the Houston club: The same team had averaged an astonishing 108 losses a season from 2011-2013. But on the cover of its June 30 issue that year, Sports Illustrated made an audacious claim, declaring the woebegone Astros “Your 2017 World Series champions.” (Sports Illustrated) The cover highlighted a story…

WATCH: Christie calls pro leagues hypocrites over sports betting – NJ.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

TRENTON — In an interview set to air Tuesday night on HBO, Gov. Chris Christie calls the nation’s top sports leagues hypocrites for opposing legal sports betting at the same time Las Vegas is becoming the home to professional hockey and football teams. “The hypocrisy is just so overwhelming,” Christie told “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” in an episode about the state of legal sports betting in America, which will be broadcast…

What that 2014 Sports Illustrated cover got wrong about the Astros – Chron.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Caption Close Sports Illustrated is looking pretty smart for this cover story back in 2014 that predicted the Astros would win the World Series in 2017. less Sports Illustrated is looking pretty smart for this cover story back in 2014 that predicted the Astros would win the World Series in 2017. … more Photo: Sports Illustrated MISSED ON THE OPPONENT The magazine said the Astros would sweep the Cubs in…

FOX Sports Spotlight: Dodgers organist Dieter Ruehle is helping to set the World Series soundtrack – FOXSports.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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UK Sport may hit British Para-Swimming in pocket over bullying crisis – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

UK Sport may withhold the funding of British Para-Swimming’s performance director, Chris Furber, for his role in the bullying crisis which has rocked the organisation. For the first time in its history the funding body for Olympic and Paralympic sport would be going above the head of a national sport’s governing body in seeking to punish an individual member of staff with financial sanctions. The Guardian understands UK Sport, which…

Detroit Vs Everybody founder to demand Barstool Sports stop selling T-shirt – Crain’s Detroit Business

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

  Attorney plans cease-and-desist letter to Barstool Sports Shirt sold read “Barstool Vs Everybody’ Not the first time Tommey Walker has had to fight over trademark   An attorney representing the founder of the Detroit Vs Everybody clothing linesaid he has sent a letter demanding a popular and sometimes controversial sports website stop selling T-shirts that the company says are infringing upon a trademark. Joe Bellanca, an entertainment, media and intellectual property…

Condoleezza Rice attributes her success to this vital life lesson she learned from playing sports – CNBC

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Leadership Leadership 4 Hours AgoCNBC.com Condoleezza Rice has quite a few accomplishments under her belt: The first African-American female U.S. Secretary of State, the first African-American woman to be named National Security Advisor and the first African-American to be named provost at Stanford University. At the Annual Salute to Women in Sports, where Rice was awarded the Billie Jean…

‘Pretty high on the bucket list’: BT Sport team relish Ashes debut – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Last week BT Sport announced its lineup for the Ashes, the first it will broadcast. Michael Vaughan and Ricky Ponting, who were involved in the station’s first toe-dip in the cricketing pool a year ago, are back, along with Graeme Swann, Geoffrey Boycott, Damien Fleming, Michael Slater and Adam Gilchrist. But while the network is still fairly new to this particular game the team behind the team are no ingenues;…

Man accused of killing kittens for sport faces charges – WCVB Boston

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

MILFORD, Mass. — A Milford man accused of killing kittens for fun is facing several animal cruelty charges in court. The Boston Globe reported that Miguel Medina, 22, was living in a camper behind Ferrucci’s Farm in Milford when he killed the kittens, one by throwing it into a wall and another by burning it in a fire pit, police said in an incident report. A witness told police Medina…

Author behind famous Sports Illustrated prediction knew Astros were on to something – Fort Worth Star Telegram

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

This is not about the Sports Illustrated jinx for a change. Baseball fans, especially Houston Astros fans, have surely heard by now of the iconic magazine’s cover story on the Astros in June 2014. S.I. declared at the time, when the Astros were arguably the worst franchise five years running, that they would win the 2017 World Series. The cover, with young center fielder George Springer swinging at the plate…