Blog

Academy Sports + Outdoors coming to Hammock Landing – Florida Today

Posted: Monday, August 04, 2014

0) { %> 0) { %> 0) { %>

Inside Jay Z’s mysterious Roc Nation Sports agency – New York Post

Posted: Monday, August 04, 2014

The sun hammered Mark Light Field at Alex Rodriguez Park on July 26, the humidity so prominent in Coral Gables, Fla., that you couldn’t even summon the energy to chuckle about so many baseball folks — nearly 100 — convened in a place named after a currently banned player. Rusney Castillo, too, looked like he was feeling the heat. The 27-year-old Cuban defector, the reason for this showcase to end…

Inside Jay Z’s sports agency, where big-name athletes want in – New York Post

Posted: Monday, August 04, 2014

The sun hammered Mark Light Field at Alex Rodriguez Park on July 26, the humidity so prominent in Coral Gables, Fla., that you couldn’t even summon the energy to chuckle about so many baseball folks — nearly 100 — convened in a place named after a currently banned player. Rusney Castillo, too, looked like he was feeling the heat. The 27-year-old Cuban defector, the reason for this showcase to end…

Commonwealth Games 2014: not defined by the sport but by Glasgow itself – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Monday, August 04, 2014

It began with a game of lawn bowls, at a quarter-to-nine on a sunny Thursday morning. Kelvingrove seats about 2,500, which is just a little more than the population of some of the countries the fans had come to see compete. Such as Norfolk Island, whose women’s team beat South Africa, the reigning champions, that same day. Now, no doubt lawn bowls has its constituency – there are 914 registered…

Inside Jay Z’s sports agency, where big-name athletes want in – New York Post

Posted: Monday, August 04, 2014

The sun hammered Mark Light Field at Alex Rodriguez Park on July 26, the humidity so prominent in Coral Gables, Fla., that you couldn’t even summon the energy to chuckle about so many baseball folks — nearly 100 — convened in a place named after a currently banned player. Rusney Castillo, too, looked like he was feeling the heat. The 27-year-old Cuban defector, the reason for this showcase to end…

Inside Jay Z’s sports agency, where big-name athletes want in – New York Post

Posted: Monday, August 04, 2014

The sun hammered Mark Light Field at Alex Rodriguez Park on July 26, the humidity so prominent in Coral Gables, Fla., that you couldn’t even summon the energy to chuckle about so many baseball folks — nearly 100 — convened in a place named after a currently banned player. Rusney Castillo, too, looked like he was feeling the heat. The 27-year-old Cuban defector, the reason for this showcase to end…

New La Quinta Sports Complex lights prompt concerns – The Desert Sun

Posted: Monday, August 04, 2014

New lights installed at the soccer field during an improvement project at the La Quinta Sports Complex are photographed on August 1, 2014. (Photo: Gerry Maceda/Special to The Desert Sun ) Installation of tall, shiny field lights at the La Quinta Sports Complex that will help expand recreational sports in the city is causing concern from nearby residents, who fear the new lights may be too bright. The worry may…

The British empire is still going strong in the world of sports – Quartz

Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2014

If you’re not living in a former British colony, you probably haven’t realized that an international quadrennial sporting event has been going full tilt. But on Sunday, after 11 days, the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow ends. The Games feature the “home nations” (the countries that make up the United Kingdom—England,  Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland), Canada, India, and many more, including a string of tiny island nations such as Nauru, which…

Somalis Find New Option on Airwaves: Sports Radio – ABC News

Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2014

For decades Somalia’s airwaves have been filled by radio stations broadcasting news of the country’s long-running violence or troubled clan politics. But now Somalis can listen to a dedicated sports radio station. Gool FM airs sports only, no politics. The station’s managers believe an increase in sports coverage can promote peace and boost economic opportunities in a country long in need of both. The station covers international sports, new local…

6 people shot after fight in Boss Nightclub & Sports Bar parking lot – KPRC Houston

Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2014

TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP NEXT. JENNIFER? NEW THIS MORNING, TWO PEOPLE ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION, FOUR OTHERS HURT AFTER A SHOOTING OUTSIDE AFTER A CLUB. IT HAPPENED AFTER TWO GROUPS STARTED FIGHTING OUTSIDE OF THE BOSS NIGHTCLUB ON F.M. 1960. GIANNA CASERTA HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY AND SHE JOINS US LIVE ONCE AGAIN FROM THE SCENE. GIANNA, IT’S ALWAYS A SAD STORY WHEN YOUNG PEOPLE RESORT TO VIOLENCE…

TWolves owner says Love trade pending – FOXSports.com

Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2014

The Minnesota Timberwolves expect to trade Kevin Love before the season starts, owner Glen Taylor told the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Saturday. Love, a 6-foot-10 power forward and three-time All-Star, has been the subject of trade rumors since the end of last season. “I’m saying it’s most likely because Kevin has made it pretty clear that’s what he wants to do,” Taylor told the newspaper. The Wolves say they…

Pacers’ George has surgery on broken leg – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George has undergone successful surgery on his broken right leg and is expected to remain in the hospital for about three days. The 6-foot-9 George had an operation at Sunrise Hospital to repair the open tibia-fibula fracture, USA Basketball said in a statement early Saturday morning. Dr. David Silverberg, Dr. Joseph Yu and USA Basketball team physician Riley Williams, were present for…

Art Van Sports Complex opens – WZZM

Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2014

After six years of planning and nearly two years of construction, teams are playing ball on the fields at the Art Van Sports Complex near Rockford. (August 1, 2014)(Photo: WZZM) PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) — After six years of planning and nearly two years of construction, teams are playing ball on the fields at the Art Van Sports Complex near Rockford. At Friday night’s opening ceremonies, an Army paratrooper floated…

The New Yorker in “The Best American Sports Writing” – The New Yorker

Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2014

Credit Photograph by Jonathan Griffith. Long stretches of mediocrity salvaged by a few transcendent moments of greatness—it’s as much a part of sportswriting as it is of sports. Every year, “The Best American Sports Writing,” published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, aims to collect some of the form’s high points. We are proud to report that this year’s anthology features three pieces from The New Yorker: “The Manic Mountain,” by Nick…

Girl Deemed Too Hot to Play Team Sports – Yahoo News

Posted: Saturday, August 02, 2014

Photo: Instagram Half the people I know had World Cup fever because they really do care about soccer. The other half really cares about hot male soccer players. Handsome—and super sexy—athletes like David Beckham, Victor Cruz, and Tom Brady, might be revered for their skills on the field or court, but they’re as celebrated for their looks, looks that land them major contracts, supermodel girlfriends, and even their own brands….

Sources Rays Price traded to Detroit in threeteam deal – FOXSports.com

Posted: Friday, August 01, 2014

In yet another blockbuster three-team deal, the Detroit Tigers have acquired ace left-hander David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays. The trade sends Detroit outfielder Austin Jackson to the Seattle Mariners, Tigers LHP Drew Smyly and Mariners infielder Nick Franklin to the Rays according to reports. The deal was originally reported by FOX Sports senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal and has now been announced by the Tigers. The Rays will also…

If boxing is reduced to knockout punches what sort of sport is it? – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Boxing, like most combat sports, hardly qualifies for the second part of that descriptor. It’s violence with a thin veil of organisation. So it might sound funny that, as a boxing writer, I found the press release for “Big Knockout Boxing” disturbing. In case you haven’t been paying attention to the latest developments in futuristic bloodsports, Big Knockout Boxing is a slightly tweaked version of the original Queensberry Rules, developed…

Oskar Garcia Named AP’s East Sports Editor – ABC News

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Oskar Garcia, a news editor for The Associated Press who oversees news coverage of Hawaii, has been appointed assistant sports editor for the east region for the news agency. Garcia, currently based in Honolulu, will be based in Philadelphia and will report to Global Sports Editor Michael Giarrusso, who announced the promotion on Thursday. He will work with a dozen sports journalists in the northeast and others around the globe…

Gossip column: Borini, Ki Sung-Yueng, Fellaini, Lovren, Hazard – BBC News

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

For a list of confirmed transfers, check out the transfers page. Visit our manager ins and outs page for a list of all the current bosses in the top five leagues in England and the Scottish Premiership. TRANSFER GOSSIP Sunderland have resumed talks with Liverpool’s Italian striker Fabio Borini, 23, after a proposed £14m move broke down last week. …

Rosenthal Oakland As acquire ace Jon Lester from Red Sox – FOXSports.com

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday’s trade deadline. Oakland, with the best record in baseball at 66-41, also received cash from Boston in another blockbuster deal by A’s general manager Billy Beane. The Red Sox also get a draft pick in a deal confirmed by…