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Floyd Mayweather beats Marcos Maidana remains unbeaten with decision win – FOXSports.com

Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014

  Floyd Mayweather worked far too hard against Marcos Maidana their last time out to have to do it again in the rematch Saturday night. Mayweather dominated Maidana from the opening bell, using his boxing skills to keep the Argentine off balance and pile up points on his way to a unanimous 12-round decision to retain his welterweight and super welterweight titles before a crowd at the MGM Grand that…

From Adrian Peterson to the Atlanta Hawks, the Sports World’s Bad Week – ABC News

Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014

It hasn’t been a banner week in the sports world. From the ongoing Ray Rice scandal to the fallout of racially charged comments made by an NBA owner and a general manager, sports fans have spent more time reading about scandals and problems this week than actual results on the field. Domestic Violence and the NFL Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s domestic violence case has been in the…

Gossip column: Ronaldo, Schneiderlin, Pardew & Magath – BBC Sport

Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014

For a list of all the deadline-day deals, check out the transfers page. TRANSFER GOSSIP Sunday Express back page Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, is determined to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season – and will make a sensational return to Manchester United if he decides against joining Manchester City. (Sunday Express)  But Ronaldo could yet move…

‘Good sports’ have become bad sorts – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014

But the idea of using sport to teach us how to co-operate, work together for a common goal and deal with victory or defeat took hold and grew. Yet how quaint do such ideals seem today, when the footballer Luis Suárez can think it’s acceptable to bite another player – or Joey Barton be sentenced for six months for an assault off the pitch. Sport has gone from being held…

From Adrian Peterson to the Atlanta Hawks, the Sports World’s Bad Week – ABC News

Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014

It hasn’t been a banner week in the sports world. From the ongoing Ray Rice scandal to the fallout of racially charged comments made by an NBA owner and a general manager, sports fans have spent more time reading about scandals and problems this week than actual results on the field. Domestic Violence and the NFL Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s domestic violence case has been in the…

The Idiot’s Guide to the Most Controversial Week in Sports History – Boston.com

Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014

I know someone who likes to needle me about how I am such a giant sports honk. I follow all four major pro leagues, locally and nationally, religiously. I watch games, read columns and articles and love to talk about all of it, sometimes incessantly. “Yeah, but it’s not real,” she’ll tell me in no uncertain, occasionally more elaborate terms. And she’s mostly right … the events, or results, of…

‘Good sports’ have become bad sorts – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014

But the idea of using sport to teach us how to co-operate, work together for a common goal and deal with victory or defeat took hold and grew. Yet how quaint do such ideals seem today, when the footballer Luis Suárez can think it’s acceptable to bite another player – or Joey Barton be sentenced for six months for an assault off the pitch. Sport has gone from being held…

USA TODAY Sports picks NASCAR Chase champion – USA TODAY

Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Sprint Cup Series trophy on display during Chase media day, Thursday in Chicago.(Photo: Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY Sports) USA TODAY Sports’ reporters and editors make their predictions for each round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup and the eventual champion: CHALLENGER ROUND ELIMINATIONS Nate Ryan: AJ Allmendinger, Aric Almirola, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards Jeff Gluck: Allmendinger, Almirola, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch Mike Hembree: Allmendinger, Almirola, Kasey Kahne, Ryan…

Diego Costa: Jose Mourinho hails ‘special’ Chelsea striker – BBC Sport

Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho described Diego Costa as a “special” player after the Spain striker fired the Blues two points clear in the Premier League. Costa, who passed a late fitness test on a hamstring injury, scored a hat-trick as Chelsea beat Swansea 4-2. The £32m summer signing from Atletico Madrid has seven goals in his first four games for the…

From Adrian Peterson to the Atlanta Hawks, the Sports World’s Bad Week – ABC News

Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014

It hasn’t been a banner week in the sports world. From the ongoing Ray Rice scandal to the fallout of racially charged comments made by an NBA owner and a general manager, sports fans have spent more time reading about scandals and problems this week than actual results on the field. Domestic Violence and the NFL Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s domestic violence case has been in the…

The Idiot’s Guide to the Most Controversial Week in Sports History – Boston.com

Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014

I know someone who likes to needle me about how I am such a giant sports honk. I follow all four major pro leagues, locally and nationally, religiously. I watch games, read columns and articles and love to talk about all of it, sometimes incessantly. “Yeah, but it’s not real,” she’ll tell me in no uncertain, occasionally more elaborate terms. And she’s mostly right … the events, or results, of…

Thomas Hitzlsperger: Football is tackling homophobia – BBC Sport

Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014

Former Aston Villa midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger believes football is tackling homophobia, despite there being no openly gay players in the Premier League. Hitzlsperger is the most prominent footballer to reveal he is gay. The ex-Germany international is part of the Rainbow Laces  campaign, which aims to show support to address homophobia. “To see the progress is phenomenal and especially among the players,”…

Sports Are Supposed To Be An Escape, But This Week They Reflected America … – Huffington Post

Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sports can sometimes provide an escape from the world’s troubles. Not this week. This week, the world couldn’t escape the troubles making headlines in sports. From explicit footage of domestic violence and audio recordings of racist remarks to murder trials and allegations of child abuse, here is a look back at some of the sports stories that generated outrage and necessitated some serious soul searching by athletes, league executives and…

Sports signups: Find teams to play for as fall arrives – The Grand Rapids Press – MLive.com

Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014

Milt Klingensmith | MLive.com  Do you have a local sporting event to list? The signup list, which runs Saturdays online and Tuesdays in The Grand Rapids Press, is available to announce community sporting events, teams looking for players and schools or teams looking for coaches. It’s a free service. Send to grsports@mlive.com and put “Signups” in the subject line. Describe your event in sentence form and make sure to include…

And Now Adrian Peterson: The Week Sports Went Rotten – Mashable

Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014

For many of us growing up, pro sports stars were heroes. The arenas they performed in were hallowed ground; the games they played were canvases upon which to project our own greatest desires, fears and dreams. Then we grew up and realized many of those stars aren’t good people. Money — not the misty-eyed “love of the game” — is the primary driver. But still: sports are fun! They’re full…

New Jersey Expected To Offer Legal Sports Betting Beginning In October – Forbes

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014

In a move designed to save the remaining fast-drowning casino franchises in New Jersey, the Chris Christie administration reversed course and paved the way to legalize most sports betting earlier this week. After a four-year fight in the courts and among state legislators, the governor’s office issued a directive telling casinos and racetracks that they won’t be held civilly or criminally liable for prosecution by law enforcement. The only remaining…

Fox Sports Host Asks To Not Boycott The NFL – BuzzFeed

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014

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Sports startup Statzhub relaunches with 300 reporters – Cincinnati.com

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014

Statzhub CEO George Thurner is photographed with Walnut Hills high school students Kamala Nelson and Sam Newberry.(Photo: The Enquirer/Leigh Taylor) Subscribe to Cincinnati.com today and get three months for the price of one. A Cincinnati-based startup is betting it can capitalize on legions of sports fans across the country through its web site that allows users to follow their favorite athletes and teams, from local high schools to the pros,…

Indy mayor’s chief of staff to lead Indiana Sports Corp – Indianapolis Star

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014

Ryan Vaughn in 2012. Joe Vitti / The Star(Photo: Joe Vitti Indianapolis Star) Ryan Vaughn, chief of staff for Indianapolis mayor Greg Ballard, will replace Allison Melangton as president of the Indiana Sports Corp, the organization announced today. Melangton is joining Hulman Motorsports, the company that owns the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as senior vice president of events. Melangton was CEO of the Indianapolis Super Bowl committee from 2008 to 2012….

Commissioner Vassiliou: Sport is a crucial means of encouraging social inclusion – EurActiv

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014

Commissioner Vassiliou said the lack of exercise is a problem affecting all social groups that is why the Commission will have a dedicated budget for sports activities as part of the new Erasmus+ programme. The European Commission is also a partner in the special Olympics European summer games 2014 that are taking place in Belgium from 2-20 September. Androulla Vassiliou is the EU Commissioner for education, culture, multilingualism and youth. EurActiv inteviewed the Commissioner in…