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Kenny Smith: Beyonce Owning Rockets Would Change Sports | TMZ … – TMZ.com

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Houston Rockets legend Kenny Smith believes the chances of Beyonce becoming a part owner of the team are “very good” — and would immediately “change the whole dynamic of sports.” The singer is reportedly interested in buying a stake of the NBA team — with current owner Les Alexander recently announcing he’s looking to sell. Smith — who won 2 NBA Championships with the Rockets — is still close with…

On Conor McGregor’s Unfathomable Rise in Modern Sports Culture … – Bleacher Report

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images There was a moment when it became clear Conor McGregor was an undeniable force. It was a little over three years into his UFC run. He was the reigning featherweight champion of the world and was moments away from becoming the lightweight champion as well—the first man or woman to ever achieve simultaneous reigns in separate divisions in UFC history. At UFC 205, the promotion’s long-awaited…

On Conor McGregor’s Unfathomable Rise in Modern Sports Culture … – Bleacher Report

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images There was a moment when it became clear Conor McGregor was an undeniable force. It was a little over three years into his UFC run. He was the reigning featherweight champion of the world and was moments away from becoming the lightweight champion as well—the first man or woman to ever achieve simultaneous reigns in separate divisions in UFC history. At UFC 205, the promotion’s long-awaited…

World Championships 2017: Mo Farah misses out on fifth consecutive distance double – BBC News

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Media playback is not supported on this device Watch: Edris shocks Farah in 5,000m Mo Farah missed out on a fifth major championships distance double in a row as he finished second in the 5,000m at the World Athletics Championships. The 34-year-old, who won 10,000m gold eight days ago, was swamped by his rivals in the final lap and Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris broke clear to win gold. Britain’s Farah kicked…

On Conor McGregor’s Unfathomable Rise in Modern Sports Culture – Bleacher Report

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images There was a moment when it became clear Conor McGregor was an undeniable force. It was a little over three years into his UFC run. He was the reigning featherweight champion of the world and was moments away from becoming the lightweight champion as well—the first man or woman to ever achieve simultaneous reigns in separate divisions in UFC history. At UFC 205, the promotion’s long-awaited…

StubHub Center added to EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18 playable stadiums – LA Galaxy

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

StubHub Center, home of the five-time MLS Cup Champions LA Galaxy, will be featured as a playable stadium in EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18 for the PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC systems. StubHub Center becomes the first soccer-specific stadium in Major League Soccer to be featured in an EA SPORTS™ FIFA franchise. IMAGE: STUBHUB CENTER IN EA SPORTS FIFA 18 StubHub Center, one of Major League Soccer’s most iconic venues, has…

Zinedine Zidane: Real Madrid boss agrees new deal – BBC News

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid beat Manchester United in the Uefa Super Cup this month Barcelona v Real Madrid (Spanish Super Cup first leg) Date/kick-off time: Sunday, 13 August – 21:00 BST How to follow: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has agreed a new three-year deal with the European and Spanish champions. In 18 months in charge, the former Real midfielder has won…

Clearing the hurdles: why we’re keeping the spotlight on women’s sport – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Eight years ago, when I was sports news correspondent for this newspaper, I found myself hastily dispatched to Helskini to speak to England’s women footballers. They had reached the final of Euro 2009 and, a successful England team being a welcome novelty, we wrote of the hope that their success would change perceptions of women’s sport in this country. Similar predictions were made after Heather Stanning and Helen Glover took…

On Conor McGregor’s Unfathomable Rise in Modern Sports Culture – Bleacher Report

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images There was a moment when it became clear Conor McGregor was an undeniable force. It was a little over three years into his UFC run. He was the reigning featherweight champion of the world and was moments away from becoming the lightweight champion as well—the first man or woman to ever achieve simultaneous reigns in separate divisions in UFC history. At UFC 205, the promotion’s long-awaited…

Paul Kelly Exits AwesomenessTV to Join Whistle Sports | Variety – Variety

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Whistle Sports has hired Paul Kelly, previously AwesomenessTV’s chief partnerships officer, as the digital video network’s first chief revenue officer. Kelly will report to president and co-founder Jeff Urban, joining the New York-based company in early September. Kelly will work with Whistle’s sales, brand and business development teams to connect with agencies, marketers, partners and platforms. In 2015, Kelly joined Awesomeness — the Gen Z-centric digital media company majority owned…

Behind EA’s push to put more women in sports games – Engadget

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

EA Sports’ push to put more women in its sports games didn’t begin with FIFA 16. Back in 2011, the company announced that its then-upcoming hockey game NHL 12 was getting its first female playable character. This decision came after 14-year-old Lexi Peters penned a letter to EA asking why there weren’t any girls in NHL, and why her brother could make a character that looked like him but she…

Chrissy Teigen wants to own a sports team too – ESPN.com – ESPN

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan are among 16 investors who are set to buy the Miami Marlins, and Chrissy Teigen wants to be an owner too. Hello I would like to buy a team — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 11, 2017 Yes, the model and co-host of “Lip Sync Battle” wants to expand her portfolio into sports. Granted, she’s already best friends with Aly Raisman and has the connect with…

Cheating is leeching sport of its magic. In the end, the fans won’t stand for it – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

This summer, the athletics World Championships, men’s and women’s cricket, the Lions tour of New Zealand and Wimbledon have shown that the British public has an enduring passion for top level sport. We have the richest football league in the world, more major stadiums per capita than anywhere on Earth, and are widely credited with having staged the greatest Olympic Games of the modern era. Sport is a massive part…

eSports are real sports. It’s time for the Olympic video games – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

The image of an Olympian is associated with physical prowess, a sculpted body chipped into perfection by years of careful maintenance and preparation. We expect these people to perform great feats of physicality better than the rest of us. That is why so many are scornful of the notion that competitive video gaming, or eSports as it’s come to be known, should stand alongside other Olympic sports. But this requires…

Paul Kelly Exits AwesomenessTV to Join Whistle Sports (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Whistle Sports has hired Paul Kelly, previously AwesomenessTV’s chief partnerships officer, as the digital video network’s first chief revenue officer. Kelly will report to president and co-founder Jeff Urban, joining the New York-based company in early September. Kelly will work with Whistle’s sales, brand and business development teams to connect with agencies, marketers, partners and platforms. In 2015, Kelly joined Awesomeness — the Gen Z-centric digital media company majority owned…

Chrissy Teigen wants to own a sports team too – ESPN

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan are among 16 investors who are set to buy the Miami Marlins, and Chrissy Teigen wants to be an owner too. Hello I would like to buy a team — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 11, 2017 Yes, the model and co-host of “Lip Sync Battle” wants to expand her portfolio into sports. Granted, she’s already best friends with Aly Raisman and has the connect with…

Behind EA’s push to put more women in sports games – Engadget

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

EA Sports’ push to put more women in its sports games didn’t begin with FIFA 16. Back in 2011, the company announced that its then-upcoming hockey game NHL 12 was getting its first female playable character. This decision came after 14-year-old Lexi Peters penned a letter to EA asking why there weren’t any girls in NHL, and why her brother could make a character that looked like him but she…

eSports are real sports. It’s time for the Olympic video games – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

The image of an Olympian is associated with physical prowess, a sculpted body chipped into perfection by years of careful maintenance and preparation. We expect these people to perform great feats of physicality better than the rest of us. That is why so many are scornful of the notion that competitive video gaming, or eSports as it’s come to be known, should stand alongside other Olympic sports. But this requires…

Cheating is leeching sport of its magic. In the end, the fans won’t stand for it – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

This summer, the athletics World Championships, men’s and women’s cricket, the Lions tour of New Zealand and Wimbledon have shown that the British public has an enduring passion for top level sport. We have the richest football league in the world, more major stadiums per capita than anywhere on Earth, and are widely credited with having staged the greatest Olympic Games of the modern era. Sport is a massive part…

Cheating is leeching sport of its magic. In the end, the fans won’t stand for it – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

This summer, the athletics World Championships, men’s and women’s cricket, the Lions tour of New Zealand and Wimbledon have shown that the British public has an enduring passion for top level sport. We have the richest football league in the world, more major stadiums per capita than anywhere on Earth, and are widely credited with having staged the greatest Olympic Games of the modern era. Sport is a massive part…