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UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida live fight blog – FOXSports.com

Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2014

Anderson Silva is in the rear-view mirror. Chris Weidman’s new challenge is Lyoto Machida and he will attempt to defend his UFC middleweight title against the former light heavyweight champ at UFC 175 on Saturday night. As if one title fight wasn’t enough, Ronda Rousey puts her women’s bantamweight belt on the line against Alexis Davis. And Stefan Struve makes his triumphant return from a serious heart ailment to take…

Report: Carmelo expected to re-sign with Knicks for maximum deal – FOXSports.com

Posted: Saturday, July 05, 2014

After setting up meetings across the country, it appears as though Carmelo Anthony will be returning to the Big Apple. The free-agent forward is expected to accept a maximum five-year, $129 million contract with the New York Knicks, the New York Daily News reports. Anthony, who met with the Rockets, Bulls, Mavericks and Lakers earlier this week, could announce his decision within the next 48 hours, according to the report….

Sources: Raptors agree to trade Steve Novak to Jazz – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Saturday, July 05, 2014

In a move to create salary cap space, the Toronto Raptors have reached an agreement to send Steve Novak to the Utah Jazz, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Along with Novak and the two years and $7.2 million left on his contract, the Raptors will send a future second-round draft pick to Utah, sources said. The deal can’t be completed until the league’s moratorium ends on Thursday. The Jazz will…

Hochman: Sports leaves profound imprint on all aspects of our lives – The Denver Post

Posted: Saturday, July 05, 2014

We sure do celebrate our independence with pompous pomp, showing it off to our neighboring nations like a self-absorbed selfie snapper on social media. (Can they make a “Dislike” option?) But let’s be honest, the truths are self-evident that all men and women are created equal — endowed with an unwavering, overwhelming dependence on … sports. As such, on Independence Day, I’m putting my John Hancock on the “Declaration of…

International e-Sports Federation Now Allowing Women to Play Hearthstone – PC Magazine

Posted: Saturday, July 05, 2014

South Korea’s International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) has updated its stance on gender division for the organization’s video gaming World Championships. Here’s the short version: After an emergency meeting by the IeSF board, the organization decided that women will now be allowed to compete in Blizzard’s Hearthstone game, as well as all the other tournaments at its November World Championship event, which was previously a men-only affair. If that sounds…

Colombia’s James Rodriguez trying to steal Neymar’s spotlight, eliminate Brazil – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Friday, July 04, 2014

For complete World Cup 2014 coverage visit Yahoo Sports and follow @YahooSoccer RIO DE JANEIRO – The man trying to ruin Brazil‘s World Cup run and overshadow its anointed hero is so new to soccer stardom that he doesn’t even get his name pronounced correctly by play-by-play commentators. View gallery . Neymar reacts after the penalty shootout at the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile….

TV and radio listings: July 4 – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, July 04, 2014

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

Posted: Friday, July 04, 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…

Source: Cavs ‘without question’ have met with LeBron’s agent – FOXSports.com

Posted: Friday, July 04, 2014

CLEVELAND — Rich Paul, the agent for LeBron James, has met with the Cleveland Cavaliers to discuss the Cavs‘ interest in signing the Miami Heat star and four-time NBA MVP, sources told FOX Sports Ohio on Thursday. The meeting took place in Cleveland, where Paul’s office is based, sources said. Paul also met with the Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks, according to an ESPN report. Joe Lull of…

The 20 best sports moments in ‘Seinfeld’ history – FOXSports.com

Posted: Friday, July 04, 2014

On July 5, 1989, the very first episode of “Seinfeld” aired on NBC. You don’t need me to tell you about how the show went on to be a massive success and one of the best sitcoms, if not the best sitcom, in television history. Sports always played a major role in the lives of Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine. With “Seinfeld” celebrating it’s 25th anniversary, The Buzzer looks back…

Trail Blazers reach deal to sign center Chris Kaman – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Posted: Friday, July 04, 2014

Free-agent center Chris Kaman has agreed to a two-year, $9.8 million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The second season of the deal has $1 million of the $5 million guaranteed, a source said. Kaman has a history with Blazers general manager Neil Olshey, who drafted Kaman when Olshey was an executive with the Los Angeles Clippers. The Blazers had discussed deals with free agents…

Sports Direct investor revolt continues over bonus scheme for founder Ashley – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, July 04, 2014

Leading investors in Sports Direct will vote against the re-election of the chairman and other board members at September’s annual general meeting in protest at the multimillion-pound bonus scheme pushed through this week for the retailer’s founder, Mike Ashley. Shareholders unhappy about the deal are planning coordinated action through the Association of British Insurers’ (ABI) investment committee and the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF). Sports Direct shareholders voted on…

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…

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…

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…

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…