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Friday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

COLLEGE SPORTS North Carolina can move forward, closing one of the most embarrassing chapters in the school’s history now that the long-running NCAA academic case has ended with UNC facing no penalty. Still, even with what had to be the best possible outcome – a weight being lifted that has loomed over the Chapel Hill campus for years – school officials greeted the news more with cautious relief than exuberance….

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the crucial management lesson he learned from sports – CNBC

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Careers Careers 19 Hours AgoCNBC.com Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has spent the past 25 years of his career working at the software giant. But he says he learned a critical lesson about leadership not during his time as an executive in the tech industry, but from his experience playing high school sports in India. As a junior at Hyderabad…

A Blueprint for Women’s Sports Success. But Can It Be Copied? – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

“Look, Portland’s a great soccer market, there’s no question about it,” said Merritt Paulson, the owner of the Thorns and their affiliated Major League Soccer club, the Portland Timbers, who have sold out 122 consecutive home games and counting. “But there are other great soccer markets in this country. The N.W.S.L. can succeed, and succeed well, in a lot of markets. We don’t have fairy dust that’s unique to Portland.”…

A Blueprint for Women’s Sports Success. But Can It Be Copied? – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

“Look, Portland’s a great soccer market, there’s no question about it,” said Merritt Paulson, the owner of the Thorns and their affiliated Major League Soccer club, the Portland Timbers, who have sold out 122 consecutive home games and counting. “But there are other great soccer markets in this country. The N.W.S.L. can succeed, and succeed well, in a lot of markets. We don’t have fairy dust that’s unique to Portland.”…

UNC Should Be Ashamed, but NCAA Was Right to Not Levy a Heavy Punishment – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

The NCAA just handed North Carolina a Get out of Jail Free card, and you will hear a lot about what a travesty this is. You’ll hear that the NCAA plays favorites, the system is rigged, the concept of student-athletes is a joke, the world is an unjust place and if UNC can commit blatant academic fraud and escape, why does the NCAA even exist? You will not read that…

Washington sports misery, by the numbers – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Visiting team fans celebrating in Washington, again. (By Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP) Figured we should put these all in one place. So we don’t have to look them up all over again in May. Also, because they are almost impossible to believe. 69: Consecutive seasons played by the Nationals, Capitals, Redskins and Wizards without advancing to a conference final. It is the longest such streak in North American sports, by…

DC Major Sports Title Drought Approaches 26 Years After Nationals’ Loss to Cubs – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

After the Nationals’ Game 5 failure against the Cubs, the infamous Washington, D.C. championship drought is guaranteed to reach a full 26 years.  The last time one of Washington’s four biggest professional sports teams won a championship was 1992, when the Redskins won the Super Bowl. Since that game was played on Jan. 26, 1992, and this season’s Super Bowl—the next major championship for which a D.C. team is technically eligible—is…

Friday’s Hot Clicks: Penny Lane; The 30 Most Influential Hispanics in Sports – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

In Friday’s Hot Clicks, we look at the 30 most influential Hispanics in sports, plus a look at the lovely Penny Lane. The 30 Most Influential Hispanics in Sports What do Tony Romo, Alex Rodriguez, Oscar de la Hoya and Jess Mendoza have in common? They’re all included in our feature looking at the 30 Most Influential Hispanics in sports. Also, they’re all Hispanic. But seriously, I spent a lot of…

A Blueprint for Women’s Sports Success. But Can It Be Copied? – New York Times

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

“Look, Portland’s a great soccer market, there’s no question about it,” said Merritt Paulson, the owner of the Thorns and their affiliated Major League Soccer club, the Portland Timbers, who have sold out 122 consecutive home games and counting. “But there are other great soccer markets in this country. The N.W.S.L. can succeed, and succeed well, in a lot of markets. We don’t have fairy dust that’s unique to Portland.”…

Another Nationals heartbreak nothing new for Washington sports fans – USA TODAY

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE SportsPulse: Trysta Krick and Steve Gardner break down the Cubs’ dramatic win, the Nationals’ continued heartbreak and how the next round shapes up. USA TODAY Sports Jose Lobaton was picked off first base to end the Nationals’ eighth-inning rally.(Photo: Geoff Burke, USA TODAY Sports) Another pro sports season, another heartbreak for the Washington, D.C., sports fan. The Nationals, one of the best teams in baseball…

Friday’s Hot Clicks: Penny Lane; The 30 Most Influential Hispanics in Sports – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

In Friday’s Hot Clicks, we look at the 30 most influential Hispanics in sports, plus a look at the lovely Penny Lane. The 30 Most Influential Hispanics in Sports What do Tony Romo, Alex Rodriguez, Oscar de la Hoya and Jess Mendoza have in common? They’re all included in our feature looking at the 30 Most Influential Hispanics in sports. Also, they’re all Hispanic. But seriously, I spent a lot of…

The Top 25 Play-by-Play Broadcasters in Sports 2017 – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

We live in a great era for play-by-play voices. The list of quality game-callers is deep and sports broadcasting has become far more inclusive than ever as evidenced by women (Tiffany Greene, Beth Mowins, Kate Scott, etc…) regularly getting play-by-play assignments that have traditionally been the domain of men only. Given the quality of talent among play-by-play voices, I thought it would be a fun parlor game to list the…

‘Why does this happen?’: The existential crisis of the DC sports fan – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Dejected Nationals fans as another season ends. (Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) There’s a joke in the office, about how we all take turns writing A1 stories about the very narrowest slice of the sports world: Washington teams having a chance to do something special in the playoffs, and/or Washington teams failing to do something special in the playoffs. It’s a story we pass around, nurture to varying degrees — Barry…

NCAA: North Carolina Will Not Be Punished for Academic Scandal – New York Times

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Sankey said his panel was “troubled by the university’s shifting positions about whether academic fraud occurred on its campus,” but he said the infractions committee was powerless to punish North Carolina for courses the university offered to any member of the general student body. “N.C.A.A. policy is clear,” he said. “The N.C.A.A. defers to its member schools to determine whether academic fraud occurred and, ultimately, the panel is bound to…

Villanova at James Madison live stream, watch online with College Sports Live – CBSSports.com

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Will the defending champions get the job done on Saturday? USATSI 2016 FCS champion James Madison is 5-0 so far in defense of its title title, and next up to take a swing at the champs is Villanova in a game that will air exclusively on CBS College Sports Live. The ESPN College GameDay crew will kick off the day in Virginia, so be sure to tune in and get…

Pro sports teams were once reliable patrons of Trump’s hotels. Not … – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Until recently, the Trump SoHo hotel served as a kind of luxe clubhouse for NBA teams visiting New York. At least 12 teams — more than a third of the league — had stayed there since it opened in 2010. The players loved it so much they became walking ads for the Trump brand: Superstar Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder praised the hotel in the press. Toronto Raptors…

Sports Tonight: Tough test for both Eagles, Panthers – Philly.com

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

I’ve heard a lot of talk about the Eagles game tonight against the Carolina Panthers at 8:25 on CBS3 (radio: 94.1 WIP) being the Birds’ toughest test of the season so far. Take away that the Eagles’ lone loss was by seven points…

Samsung’s Gear Sport and Gear IconX earbuds will be available for preorder starting tomorrow – The Verge

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Samsung has announced that the Gear Sport and its second-generation Gear IconX earbuds (also known as Gear IconX 2018) will be available for preorder starting October 13th. Priced at $299.99, the Gear Sport comes in blue and black and will be available nationwide from October 27th through Samsung.com, Amazon, Best Buy, Macy’s, and U.S. Cellular. The Gear IconX 2018 will come in black, gray, and pink, for $199.99 and will…

Olympic Sports – ESPN

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

6:53 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The numbers in the refugee crisis are continually astounding. Not only the number of refugees, which is always growing, but the number who are being turned away. In the United States, President Trump has already cut refugee resettlement to 50,000 people per year — less than half of the 110,000-per-year ceiling imposed by the Obama administration. According to a…

11 college sports mega-rivalries that may have slipped under your radar – NCAA.com

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Rivalries bring out some of the most exciting, intense and (sometimes) heartbreaking moments in college sports. Duke-North Carolina in basketball. Auburn-Alabama in football. Countless others — from the Apple Cup in Washington to the Crosstown Shootout in Cincinnati, from the Little Brown Jug in the North to any number of Lone Star Showdowns — help make college athletics what they are.   But rivalries, and the history…