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Rise of the supersize rugby player – CNN International

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Follow us at @WorldSportCNN and like us on Facebook (CNN) — Long-time rugby fans don’t need graphs or charts to see that players are getting bigger. But even a studious supporter might be surprised at the difference in size between today’s top players and those playing 40 years ago as the top row of the graphic above shows. This snapshot of three New Zealand backs viewed at 10-year intervals over…

New York Rangers on national cover of new issue of Sports Illustrated – SI.com

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

By John Rolfe From out of the shadow of tragedy, the Rangers have gone on a stirring playoff run that has fueled the passion of their devoted fans, summoned memories of the team’s epic journey to the Stanley Cup in 1994 and become one of the most compelling stories of the NHL’s postseason. In this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated, Brian Cazeneuve examines how the Broadway Blueshirts, with new coach…

From Vegas to Cleveland: Back to work for Manziel – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Manziel is back at work after a holiday weekend in Las Vegas. And when you’re Johnny Football, what happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily stay in Vegas. The Browns’ celebrated rookie quarterback reported for organized team activities Tuesday following a few days in Vegas, where he kicked off his summer by hanging poolside with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, attended a UFC fight and was…

Fox Sports 1 hiring cheap camera operators? – Awful Announcing

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tweet Those watching Saturday’s Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers game on Fox Sports 1 may have noticed that the main camera high above home plate had some issues early in the game. Tony Paul of the Detroit News wrote “the cameraman couldn’t find the baseball. At least once, on a Rajai Davis flyball in the bottom of the fifth inning, the camera was focusing on the seats near the left-field foul…

Lakers plan to interview Lionel Hollins for coaching job – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014

Lionel Hollins has emerged as a candidate for the Los Angeles Lakers‘ coaching job, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Lakers management plans to interview Hollins later this week, league sources said. After meeting with two candidates with Lakers ties – Mike Dunleavy and Byron Scott – Hollins is an intriguing inclusion in the process. He’s the first candidate who doesn’t have a history with the organization, but, of the three,…

Eyes in the sports sky – ESPN

Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014

Drones in Sports Sports teams are using drones for everything from providing dramatic aerial footage to developing game strategy and analyzing athlete performance, but the technology is raising safety and legality questions.Tags: drones, GoPro, GPS, DJI, aerial, UCLA, football, Jim Mora, Arch Aerial, Westlake High School, Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, Paula Lavigne Drones in Sports LOS ANGELES — Even though it buzzes loudly and flashes green and red lights, the…

Sports never made a case for Kinect — but Kinect never made one for sports – Polygon

Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014

Say this for Kinect: It fucking gave meaning to swear words. Kinect would get you a technical foul in NBA 2K. It could get you sacked from your managing gig in FIFA. Xbox’s all-seeing, all-hearing sensor debuted to grand ideas and cooing tech demos four years ago, but Kinect’s unique impact — in the mainstream video game genre best positioned to showcase it — was recognizing and penalizing the filth-flarn-filth…

Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue to interview for Cavaliers’ job – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014

Los Angeles Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue will interview for the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ head-coaching job late next week, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Cavaliers had closely examined the college ranks for a head coach, and are now looking at the landscape of NBA assistant coaches and former head coaches. View photo . Tyronn Lue is regarded as one of the NBA’s top young coaching prospects. (USA Today) Cleveland’s opening has…

Sports wearables are the wave of the future – Boston Globe

Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014

As he stretched and twisted the clear, plastic Band-Aid-like patch, Grant Hill marveled at the way its embedded, gold-colored sensor contorted. He wondered aloud how this budding technology might have changed his 18-year NBA career. Hill was visiting MC10, a tech start-up in Cambridge, and playing with a prototype of its Biostamp. The device, a barely visible 2-square-inch patch, is designed to stick on any body part like a second…

Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue to interview for Cavaliers’ job – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014

Los Angeles Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue will interview for the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ head-coaching job late next week, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Cavaliers had closely examined the college ranks for a head coach, and are now looking at the landscape of NBA assistant coaches and former head coaches. View photo . Tyronn Lue is regarded as one of the NBA’s top young coaching prospects. (USA Today) Cleveland’s opening has…

Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue to interview for Cavaliers’ job – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014

Los Angeles Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue will interview for the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ head-coaching job late next week, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Cavaliers had closely examined the college ranks for a head coach, and are now looking at the landscape of NBA assistant coaches and former head coaches. View photo . Tyronn Lue is regarded as one of the NBA’s top young coaching prospects. (USA Today) Cleveland’s opening has…

Donovan stunned to be cut from US World Cup team – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Landon Donovan thought he had earned a prominent role on the U.S. World Cup team right up until the moment he was cut from the roster by coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Donovan was still stunned and confused by Klinsmann’s decision when he went back to work with the LA Galaxy on Saturday. ”I’m disappointed. I’m sad,” Donovan said Saturday after the Galaxy’s practice. ”I’m human, and I…

California Chrome’s pretty story can’t hide sport’s ugly side – CBSSports.com

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014

California Chrome is a win away from horse racing’s Triple Crown. (USATSI) In a few weeks California Chrome will try to finish off the Triple Crown at the Belmont, and that will be exciting and historic, and what could be wrong with a sport that gives us something exciting and historic? Well, this: When the same sport gives us death and destruction. Cruelty and slaughter. Living animals, some of the…

Golf Market Stuck in Bunker as Thousands Leave the Sport – Bloomberg

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014

The golf industry is in the rough. Once the go-to activity for corporate bonding, the sport is suffering from an exodus of players, a lack of interest among millennials and the mass closure of courses. The tangled personal life of Tiger Woods, who for years was golf’s biggest ambassador, also hasn’t helped. All that has taken a toll on the companies that make and sell golf equipment, including Dick’s Sporting…

California Chrome’s pretty story can’t hide sport’s ugly side – CBSSports.com

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014

California Chrome is a win away from horse racing’s Triple Crown. (USATSI) In a few weeks California Chrome will try to finish off the Triple Crown at the Belmont, and that will be exciting and historic, and what could be wrong with a sport that gives us something exciting and historic? Well, this: When the same sport gives us death and destruction. Cruelty and slaughter. Living animals, some of the…

California Chrome’s pretty story can’t hide sport’s ugly side – CBSSports.com

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014

California Chrome is a win away from horse racing’s Triple Crown. (USATSI) In a few weeks California Chrome will try to finish off the Triple Crown at the Belmont, and that will be exciting and historic, and what could be wrong with a sport that gives us something exciting and historic? Well, this: When the same sport gives us death and destruction. Cruelty and slaughter. Living animals, some of the…

California Chrome’s pretty story can’t hide sport’s ugly side – CBSSports.com

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014

California Chrome is a win away from horse racing’s Triple Crown. (USATSI) In a few weeks California Chrome will try to finish off the Triple Crown at the Belmont, and that will be exciting and historic, and what could be wrong with a sport that gives us something exciting and historic? Well, this: When the same sport gives us death and destruction. Cruelty and slaughter. Living animals, some of the…

California Chrome’s pretty story can’t hide sport’s ugly side – CBSSports.com

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014

California Chrome is a win away from horse racing’s Triple Crown. (USATSI) In a few weeks California Chrome will try to finish off the Triple Crown at the Belmont, and that will be exciting and historic, and what could be wrong with a sport that gives us something exciting and historic? Well, this: When the same sport gives us death and destruction. Cruelty and slaughter. Living animals, some of the…

Anastasia Ashley: Fellow Sports Illustrated models as pretty inside as they … – Fox News

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014

  Anastasia Ashley is not only a celebrated pro surfer, she was also splashed across the pages of Sports Illustrated’s coveted Swimsuit Issue. She joined us at the Fox411 headquarters to chat about her rising fame, a close encounter with a shark and her celebrity model gal crush. FOX411: What was it like shooting for SI? ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Anastasia Ashley: It was something I always dreamed of doing like who doesn’t want…