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Source: Heat’s Bosh seeking deal worth $90 million – FOXSports.com

Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2014

Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh is seeking a contract that will pay him $90 million over five years, a source with knowledge of Bosh’s thinking told FOX Sports Ohio on Wednesday. Bosh is negotiating with the Heat, but no deal is done yet, the source said. Along with Bosh, Heat forward LeBron James and guard Dwyane Wade opted out of their contracts and entered free agency last week. Bosh’s…

120 Sports is adding a live morning show – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2014

One week after launching its national streaming sports network, Chicago-based 120 Sports has expanded its lineup to include a live morning show — with some familiar local names.  Chicago sports talk veterans Laurence Holmes and Dylan McGorty began hosting 120 Morning Run on the all-digital sports network Wednesday. NFL writer Eric Edholm will be an analyst on the morning show, which will run weekdays from 7 to 9 a.m….

Sport Chalet sold to Vestis Retail Group – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Sporting goods retailer Sport Chalet Inc., which was founded in La Cañada Flintridge more than 50 years ago, was sold to an East Coast company that will use the purchase to create one of the nation’s largest sporting goods chains. Connecticut-based Vestis Retail Group will pay about $17 million in cash and assume more than $50 million in debt to acquire Sport Chalet, which operates 51 stores in California, Arizona,…

Sports Direct hits out at ‘anti-competitive’ adidas – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Roger Barker, director of corporate governance at the IoD, said: “This type of pay package would be unthinkable for a senior executive who was not also the company’s major shareholder. It raises doubts about whether the board is acting as an effective independent check on Ashley’s power.” The clash between adidas and Sports Direct is over the supply of replica football shirts and World Cup merchandise. Adidas has not supplied…

Sports Direct: 60% of shareholders approve Mike Ashley bonus scheme – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Sports Direct has succeeded in pushing through a controversial bonus scheme for its founder Mike Ashley, despite fierce opposition from shareholder lobby groups. Just over 60% of votes cast were in favour of the scheme, which links a bonus for Ashley to a company-wide scheme that would hand around 3,000 permanent staff 25m free shares – worth around £180m at the current share price – if the firm doubles earnings…

Sports Direct hits out at ‘anti-competitive’ adidas – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Roger Barker, director of corporate governance at the IoD, said: “This type of pay package would be unthinkable for a senior executive who was not also the company’s major shareholder. It raises doubts about whether the board is acting as an effective independent check on Ashley’s power.” The clash between adidas and Sports Direct is over the supply of replica football shirts and World Cup merchandise. Adidas has not supplied…

Sport Chalet sold to East Coast Vestis Retail Group – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Landmark La Cañada Flintridge sporting goods chain Sport Chalet Inc. is being sold to Vestis Retail Group, creating one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the country.  Vestis, which owns East Coast sports retailers Bob’s Sporting Goods and Eastern Mountain Sports, said it will buy all outstanding shares of Sport Chalet for $1.20 per share. Vestis is owned by Philadelphia-based Versa Capital Management. Based on the total number of outstanding shares…

Kyrie Irving agrees to $90 million extension with Cavaliers – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Kyrie Irving agreed to a five-year, $90 million contract extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers that secures the star point guard as a cornerstone of the franchise. Irving made the commitment early Tuesday during a meeting in New York with team officials, including new coach David Blatt. Blatt and associate head coach Tyronn Lue outlined their offensive vision for the team during the meeting. Blatt and Lue “were incredibly impressive,” Irving’s…

Argentina beats Switzerland 1-0 after extra time – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — Argentina‘s theme at this World Cup seems to be scrappy wins with Lionel Messi pulling through at the last minute to save the day. This time he didn’t score on his own, but set the stage for Angel Di Maria to score an extra-time winner against Switzerland. ”It doesn’t matter if it’s beautiful or ugly,” Di Maria said. ”Only that Argentina won and will play another…

McFadden now talking sports – Steelers.com

Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Former Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden, who played for the black and gold from 2005-2008 and 2010-11, was used to talking to the media during his playing days, but he also became a part of those that cover the sport near the end of his career.  McFadden had a radio show his final season with the Steelers and then in 2012, his first season not playing in the NFL, dabbled in…

Source: LeBron decision remains ‘up in the air’ – FOXSports.com

Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014

LeBron James began to distance himself from Miami Heat management during the season and has yet to reach a firm decision on where he’ll sign next, a source familiar with James’ thinking told FOX Sports Ohio on Sunday. James opted out of his contract last week to become an unrestricted free agent. All-Star teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh also opted out of their deals over the weekend, leading to…

Source: LeBron decision remains ‘up in the air’ – FOXSports.com

Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014

LeBron James began to distance himself from Miami Heat management during the season and has yet to reach a firm decision on where he’ll sign next, a source familiar with James’ thinking told FOX Sports Ohio on Sunday. James opted out of his contract last week to become an unrestricted free agent. All-Star teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh also opted out of their deals over the weekend, leading to…

Source: LeBron decision remains ‘up in the air’ – FOXSports.com

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014

LeBron James began to distance himself from Miami Heat management during the season and has yet to reach a firm decision on where he’ll sign next, a source familiar with James’ thinking told FOX Sports Ohio on Sunday. James opted out of his contract last week to become an unrestricted free agent. All-Star teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh also opted out of their deals over the weekend, leading to…

Netherlands roars back to stun Mexico, advances to quarterfinals – FOXSports.com

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014

Netherlands staged a stunning late comeback to dash Mexico’s dreams of a quarterfinal with a 2-1 victory in Fortaleza. El Tri looked on course for the final eight for the first time on foreign soil after Giovani dos Santos opened the scoring with a spectacular finish three minutes after the interval. It proved no less than Mexico deserved until that point, but Netherlands improved after conceding and finally snatched its…

Top 10 2014 NBA free agents – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014

LeBron James highlights the 2014 NBA free-agent class. Well, sort of. James is widely expected to re-sign a long-term contract with the Heat after opting out of the final two years of his deal last week. One NBA team executive told Yahoo Sports that New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is actually widely viewed as the top true free agent of this class. “LeBron James is not really a free…

As Sumo Wrestling Grows in the US, It’s Mostly Men on the Mats – New York Times

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014

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Costa Rica hangs on to beat Greece in shootout – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — With his team down to 10 men for nearly an hour, Keylor Navas made sure Costa Rica‘s last line of defense held firm. The goalkeeper came through with a string of stops in regulation and extra time and then made the only save in a penalty shootout to send Costa Rica through to the World Cup quarterfinals on Sunday with a win over Greece. After Navas…

Why American Sports Media Hate The World Cup – Forbes

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014

This is an opinion piece. I’m not a sports analyst. I don’t know the attacking four of the US national team. The only thing I know about Brazilian striker Neymar Jr is that FIFA is investigating his underwear. Therefore, I am not a fan of the beautiful game. And apparently, outside of ESPN ESPN, there are very few fans of soccer in the sports pages and on sports talk radio….

How Can We Get Girls To Take Up Sport? – Forbes

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014

As we reach the business end of the World Cup, it is easy to forget that while watching sport has never been so popular, taking part is another matter. And one particular question is exercising the minds of school leaders and sports bodies alike: how to get more girls to take up sport? Participation rates in sport among school-age children are low for both sexes, but for girls they are…

SF loses Lucas museum, but Sports Basement to stay a while – SFGate

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014

George Lucas‘ $700 million museum may be headed for Chicago, but San Francisco can take some consolation – the discount sporting goods store that the filmmaker hoped to replace next to scenic Crissy Field in the Presidio has extended its lease until January 2017. Sports Basement’s 80,000-square-foot store is eventually supposed to move to a historic warehouse on Mason Street near the park’s Marina Gate entrance. But after the Presidio…