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Here’s why John 3:16 is so popular in sports – The Boston Globe

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

It’s been memorized by countless Sunday school students, displayed on signs at major sporting events, and printed on the bottom of shopping bags and soda cups. Now, perhaps the most familiar verse in the New Testament has once again been thrust into the public eye after Aaron Hernandez scrawled “John 3:16” on his forehead with red ink before taking his own life. Advertisement The Bible verse, regarded by many as…

Ugo Ehiogu: Former England defender dies after suffering cardiac arrest – BBC Sport

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

Ugo Ehiogu was capped four times by England, scoring one international goal Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham’s training centre on Thursday. A Spurs statement said Ehiogu died in hospital in the early hours of Friday. Ehiogu, who was Spurs’ Under-23s coach, was capped four times by England. “Words cannot express the shock and…

The 13 greatest first-round upsets in sports history – FOXSports.com

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

The San Jose Sharks were in their third year of existence and making their playoff debut after a sub-.500 season. All that waited was the mighty, 100-point Red Wings. The Sharks had gone 11-71-2 in the previous season. Easy, right? Somehow the Sharks came through to win in seven. That game was their second road victory of the series, something that would have been unthinkable as recently as eight…

Sports Illustrated "What If" covers – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Washington celebrates another DC sports trifecta – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Sports bettor ‘Vegas Dave’ arraigned, arrested – Las Vegas Review … – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Legal troubles are mounting for prominent sports bettor David Oancea, who is better known in gaming circles as Vegas Dave. The professional gambler, who won fame and fortune by promoting his ability to win big on long-shot bets, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he used other people’s Social Security numbers to open player accounts at area casinos. Minutes after he was arraigned in federal court in Las Vegas,…

Renault’s F1 car of future is fascinating but the sport must be competitive – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Change is coming to Formula One and the sport, which has evolved in an awkward, disjointed and unsatisfactory fashion in recent years, badly needs to get it right. In the short term the new 2017 regulations seem to have at least worked in the sense of having two teams – Mercedes and Ferrari – competing at the front, with a good chance Red Bull will be joining them as the…

Sports bettor ‘Vegas Dave’ arraigned, arrested – Las Vegas Review … – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Legal troubles are mounting for prominent sports bettor David Oancea, who is better known in gaming circles as Vegas Dave. The professional gambler, who won fame and fortune by promoting his ability to win big on long-shot bets, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he used other people’s Social Security numbers to open player accounts at area casinos. Minutes after he was arraigned in federal court in Las Vegas,…

Renault’s F1 car of future is fascinating but the sport must be competitive – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Change is coming to Formula One and the sport, which has evolved in an awkward, disjointed and unsatisfactory fashion in recent years, badly needs to get it right. In the short term the new 2017 regulations seem to have at least worked in the sense of having two teams – Mercedes and Ferrari – competing at the front, with a good chance Red Bull will be joining them as the…

The Joy of Six: happy endings in sport – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

1) Hussain bows out with match-winning hundred The decision had already been made when Nasser Hussain went out for his final Test innings. An international career that spanned 14 years had seen him become perhaps the pivotal figure in the last few decades of English cricket. It was Hussain’s brilliant captaincy that had pulled England up from the nadir of being ranked last in the world and laid the groundwork…

Computer games to become medal sport at Asian Games – The Register

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Gold medals will be awarded to players of computer games at the 2022 Asian Games. The games are run under the auspices of the Olympic Council of Asia and, like the Olympics, offer a two-week orgy of sport. Most of the events at the Asian Games are familiar sports like track and field, aquatics, cycling and sailing, but the event also includes some distinctly Asian events like Kabbadi, Sepak takraw…

Sports bettor ‘Vegas Dave’ arraigned, arrested – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Legal troubles are mounting for prominent sports bettor David Oancea, who is better known in gaming circles as Vegas Dave. The professional gambler, who won fame and fortune by promoting his ability to win big on long-shot bets, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he used other people’s Social Security numbers to open player accounts at area casinos. Minutes after he was arraigned in federal court in Las Vegas,…

Study: 70 percent of kids stop playing sports by 13 years old – USA TODAY High School Sports

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

A new study finds that the number of children participating in youth sports has declined 6% over the last five years. The benefits of youth sports are many, from helping children learn about teamwork to keeping them active. A child’s desire to participate, however, can be impacted by the pressure involved with being on a team. The Yellowbrick Treatment Program of Evanston, Ill., recently surveyed 1,000 Americans from across the…

Brazilian football team Sport Recife celebrate winning the league title … 30 years after finishing top of the table – The Independent

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Brazil’s Supreme Court has decided that northeastern club Sport were the rightful winners of the 1987 Brazilian league on Tuesday, bringing an end to a 30-year battle with rivals Flamengo. A financial dispute at the time led to two leagues running concurrently, with Recife side Sport winning one and Rio giants Flamengo winning the other. Although the Brazilian football federation sanctioned the breakaway league they decided it should run alongside…

8 sports video games that need to be on the SNES Classic – SB Nation

Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The NES Classic was the must-have holiday item of 2016. A mix of nostalgia and being just plain cool caused retailers to sell out immediately after receiving their shipments. Months later people are still looking to get their hands on one. Now Eurogamer is reporting that a “SNES mini” is on the way from Nintendo — a small version of the Super Nintendo that will include Super Mario World, Donkey…

Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe reflect on Aaron Hernandez’s downfall – FOXSports.com

Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

“I am a former professional athlete, and I dreamt of days that I was going to be able to leave the environment in which I was in and I was going to be able to provide for my family and my grandmother in specific. And she would never have to worry again, and I wouldn’t have to worry again, and I wouldn’t have to do the things I did to…

Best seats in the house: Spring sports – Western Herald

Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Western Michigan University students are afforded a unique opportunity not seen at many places in Division I sports: the ability to go to athletic events for free, with a Student ID, of course. But the toughest part about being at one of these sporting events is finding just the right spot to watch all the action. In part one of this three-part series, I took a look to see where…

Pro gamers can win gold medals in e-sports at the 2022 Asian Games – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Some of the world’s best pro gamers will soon be able to win gold medals for playing video games. That’s after the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced that e-sports will be officially included as a medal sport at the 2022 Asian Games, to be held in Hangzhou, China. Their official inclusion will come after demonstration events to be held at this September’s Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, as…

Tuesday’s Sports in Brief – New York Daily News

Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

COLLEGE SPORTS RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA has awarded coveted men’s basketball tournament games and other events to North Carolina, effectively ending a boycott that helped force the state to repeal parts of a law that limited protections for LGBT people. The governing body announced decisions for events through 2022, two weeks after the NCAA said it had “reluctantly” agreed to consider North Carolina again for hosting duties. It…

Nominees Announced for 2017 Gymnastics Honda Sport Award – FloGymnastics (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Release via THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards Program Teammates Chayse Capps and Maggie Nichols from Oklahoma University, Ashleigh Gnat of Louisiana State University and Alex McMurtry from the University of Florida are the four nominees for the Honda Sport Award for Gymnastics as announced by Chris Voelz, Executive Director of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) today. The Honda Sport Award has been presented annually by the CWSA for the…