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Michigan moves to terminate sports doctor’s parental rights – Seattle Times

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan is seeking to terminate the parental rights of a sports doctor accused of sexual assaulting dozens of women and girls. The Lansing State Journal reports (http://on.lsj.com/2rr8rqy ) attorneys for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services filed a petition against 53-year-old Larry Nassar. Lawyers cited December testimony from an FBI agent who said investigators found images and videos of child pornography…

Women Are Largely Untapped Resource In Alleviating Youth Sports Referee Shortage – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Ever since the Journal News in Westchester County, N.Y., in May ran an excellent piece on the referee shortage in school sports, I’ve seen a lot of other pieces designed to localize the ongoing crisis in finding enough officials to staff youth games. These stories give reasons similar to what the Journal News reported as why there is a referee shortage (I’ve added the links): The key culprits for the decline include: the culture…

Lightning crowned Super Netball champions, Wallabies fall to Scotland – as it happened – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

8.22am EDT08:22 In summary Mike Hytner So, that wasn’t half bad was it? The Super Netball season came to a climax, satisfyingly so, despite something of a boilover in the grand final that robbed the more optimistic neutrals of possible extra-time (maybe even two) and the kind of excitement to rival last year’s epic. There was the small matter of some tarten-clad foreign raiders ransacking the joint in Sydney with…

E3 2017: Our Favorite Sports And Racing Games – GameSpot

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

There are a lot of games at E3–too many to easily keep track of. If you’re a fan of sports and racing games in particular, the task is thankfully a bit easier, as the sheer number of games isn’t that high. That isn’t a reflection on the games that are at the event, though–there are some games that are shaping up to be quite good. Below, we’ve rounded up our…

Friday’s Sports In Brief – Washington Times

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

GOLF ERIN, Wis. (AP) – The biggest surprise at this U.S. Open was not who was leading, but who was leaving. Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day – the top three players in the world, all of them professing expansive Erin Hills to be perfect for their games – cleaned out their lockers after missing the cut. Joining them with a weekend off – British Open champion Henrik Stenson,…

Lightning crowned Super Netball champions, Wallabies fall to … – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

8.22am EDT08:22 In summary Mike Hytner So, that wasn’t half bad was it? The Super Netball season came to a climax, satisfyingly so, despite something of a boilover in the grand final that robbed the more optimistic neutrals of possible extra-time (maybe even two) and the kind of excitement to rival last year’s epic. There was the small matter of some tarten-clad foreign raiders ransacking the joint in Sydney with…

Friday’s Sports In Brief – Washington Times

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

GOLF ERIN, Wis. (AP) – The biggest surprise at this U.S. Open was not who was leading, but who was leaving. Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day – the top three players in the world, all of them professing expansive Erin Hills to be perfect for their games – cleaned out their lockers after missing the cut. Joining them with a weekend off – British Open champion Henrik Stenson,…

At Sports And Medical Sciences Academy’s Commencement, A Military Reunion And Principal’s Farewell – Hartford Courant

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

As Alexis Smith prepared to walk across the stage and collect her diploma at the Sports and Medical Sciences Academy’s commencement Friday night, a man clad in camouflage emerged from behind the curtain. Master Sgt. Phillip Smith of the Air National Guard, who had been planning this graduation surprise since before he left for southwest Asia in April, was given a boisterous standing ovation as he walked across the stage…

British and Irish Lions: ‘Warren Gatland should add on merit’ – BBC Sport

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wales quartet Gareth Davies, Cory Hill, Kristian Dacey and Tomas Francis have joined up with the Lions Warren Gatland should add players to the British and Irish Lions squad in New Zealand based on “merit rather than geographical proximity”, England head coach Eddie Jones says. Lions boss Gatland has added six players to the squad who were on tour with Wales or Scotland in Australasia. England are playing in Argentina…

Maori All Blacks 10-32 Lions: tour match – as it happened – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

A penalty try, a Maro Itoje score and 20 points from Leigh Halfpenny sealed an emphatic victory for the Lions to give Warren Gatland a boost a week before the first Test

Wallabies fall to Scotland, Swans stage comeback and more Australian sport – live! – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

3.38am EDT03:38 Rugby union: OK, the haka is done (brilliantly so) and they’re about ready to get under way in Rotorua. Join Gerard Meagher for updates on the Lions’ tour game against the Maori All Blacks: Or stay here for updates on that AFL game in Adelaide and Melbourne’s NRL encounter with North Queensland, which has also just started. Updated at 4.08am EDT

My workout: ‘An elegant kickboxing sport from France? I was intrigued’ – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

I have always been interested in fighting sports. I grew up obsessed with WWE, Fight Club is my favourite film and I remember watching Holyfield v Tyson, aged seven. But, until savate (pronounced “savat”), I had never done so much as a kickboxing class. I stumbled on savate by accident. At the start of 2016, I had a lifestyle overhaul, gave up alcohol and cigarettes and started running more. Soon,…

Review: Nissan Rogue Sport is sized, priced just right – USA Today – USA TODAY

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Slightly smaller than the Rogue, the new 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport is coming to dealers(Photo: Nissan) The new 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport small sport-utility vehicle is primed to be a hit. A convenient size and appealing features set it apart from competitors, and its base price of $21,420 plus $960 in delivery fees should attract plenty of buyers. Don’t confuse the Rogue Sport with the larger and more expensive…

Tests Positive for Alcohol – TMZ.com

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

Bad news for Michael Floyd … the Minnesota Vikings WR tested positive for alcohol during his house arrest this week, TMZ Sports has learned — and it could mean jail time for the NFL star.  A rep for the Scottsdale City Court confirms … Floyd’s alcohol monitoring system flagged 5 events during June 11th and 12th. At least three of the events were described to us as “high alcohol tests.”…

Dolphins aim to become first professional sports team to pull off rare civic feat – CBSSports.com

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

The Dolphins are trying to do something that no other professional sports team has ever done, and as of Thursday, they’re close to their goal.  Instead of trying to set a record on the field, the team is trying to set a record off the field by becoming the first pro sports franchise to have 100 percent of its players registered to vote. The Dolphins are inching closer to their…

Review: Nissan Rogue Sport is sized, priced just right – USA TODAY

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

Slightly smaller than the Rogue, the new 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport is coming to dealers(Photo: Nissan) The new 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport small sport-utility vehicle is primed to be a hit. A convenient size and appealing features set it apart from competitors, and its base price of $21,420 plus $960 in delivery fees should attract plenty of buyers. Don’t confuse the Rogue Sport with the larger and more expensive…

Sweden U21 0-0 England U21 – BBC Sport

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

Tammy Abraham (right) had two half-chances for England Everton’s £30m signing Jordan Pickford saved a late penalty as England opened their European Under-21 Championship campaign with a draw against Sweden. The 23-year-old stuck out an arm to stop Linus Wahlqvist’s poor spot-kick and also saved Carlos Strandberg’s tame follow-up. However, it was an underwhelming display by England, who only had one effort on target. Sweden had the best chance when…

Father’s Day Sports Dads: 15 Children of Pro Athletes Who Got Next – Bleacher Report

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

A photo posted by Ballislife (@ballislife) Dad: Dwyane Wade Sport: Basketball Graduation Year: 2020 He’s barely into high school, but Z-Wade is already getting tips from Kobe Bryant, talking trash to Jimmy Butler and critiquing his dad’s game. Luckily, he appears to have the skills to back it up. Just 6’1″ (for now), the 15-year-old has hypnotic highlight reels: He can shoot, he can pass and his handles are unbelievable….

The rise of e-sports: are addiction and corruption the price of its success? – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

If you had been away from the planet for the past quarter of a century, one of the few things you might find comfortingly familiar on your return is the world of sport. While the digital revolution has transformed the way we shop, chat, date, do politics and consume culture, sport looks largely unchanged. From football to cricket to golf, it’s still the same old staples, hitting a ball into…