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The Greatest Sport in the World Is Not What You’re Thinking – Huffington Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

“A sport no school ever dropped, no scandal ever tainted… And the ultimate reward for their time, money and effort? Nothing. Nothing; save the joy of competition. A refreshing reminder of what sport was meant to be. And, on rare occasions, can still be. The ultimate winners? Well, they were all winners.” – Howard Cossell For years, American sports have been dominated by the “big four”: football, basketball, hockey and…

Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal – Yahoo News

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Washington (AFP) – Bernard Hopkins, boxing’s ageless wonder at 49, is one victory from becoming the undisputed world light-heavyweight champion and already daring unbeaten pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather to a showdown. Hopkins, the oldest major world champion in boxing history, won a split decision Saturday over Kazak fighter Beibut Shumenov to take the World Boxing Association title and keep his International Boxing Federation crown. “The only thing I want to…

Children ‘no longer care’ about winning or losing in sport – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

It follows a report from Ofsted last year that found a third of primary schools were failing to provide effective PE for pupils, with children not being given proper warm ups, able athletes ignored and a failure to focus on strenuous exercise. According to the latest study, 64 per cent of children admitted that they would be “relieved or not bothered” if the competitive element was removed from sport. Girls…

The Greatest Sport in the World Is Not What You’re Thinking – Huffington Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

“A sport no school ever dropped, no scandal ever tainted… And the ultimate reward for their time, money and effort? Nothing. Nothing; save the joy of competition. A refreshing reminder of what sport was meant to be. And, on rare occasions, can still be. The ultimate winners? Well, they were all winners.” – Howard Cossell For years, American sports have been dominated by the “big four”: football, basketball, hockey and…

Children ‘no longer care’ about winning or losing in sport – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

It follows a report from Ofsted last year that found a third of primary schools were failing to provide effective PE for pupils, with children not being given proper warm ups, able athletes ignored and a failure to focus on strenuous exercise. According to the latest study, 64 per cent of children admitted that they would be “relieved or not bothered” if the competitive element was removed from sport. Girls…

The 10 Highest-Paid Sports Teams in the World – Mashable

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

English Premier League soccer team Manchester City is the best-paid sports team in the world, according to the new Global Sports Salaries Survey published last week by Sporting Intelligence. Man City’s average annual pay per player is $8.1 million. The New York Yankees, a close second on the list, make an average of $8 million, followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers at $7.8 million, Real Madrid at $7.6 million and…

10 Degrees: Cuban trafficking grows into MLB’s ugly secret – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Baseball’s ugliest secret is now out in the open, and it is even worse than imagined. Not only does the sport find itself in the middle of a human-trafficking scheme in which men and women have allegedly been kidnapped, held hostage, forced to sign binding documents at gun- and knifepoint, threatened with mutilation and terrorized by those from some of the world’s most murderous gangs, top officials from Major League…

The Greatest Sport in the World Is Not What You’re Thinking – Huffington Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

“A sport no school ever dropped, no scandal ever tainted… And the ultimate reward for their time, money and effort? Nothing. Nothing; save the joy of competition. A refreshing reminder of what sport was meant to be. And, on rare occasions, can still be. The ultimate winners? Well, they were all winners.” – Howard Cossell For years, American sports have been dominated by the “big four”: football, basketball, hockey and…

10 Degrees: Cuban trafficking grows into MLB’s ugly secret – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Baseball’s ugliest secret is now out in the open, and it is even worse than imagined. Not only does the sport find itself in the middle of a human-trafficking scheme in which men and women have allegedly been kidnapped, held hostage, forced to sign binding documents at gun- and knifepoint, threatened with mutilation and terrorized by those from some of the world’s most murderous gangs, top officials from Major League…

The Greatest Sport in the World Is Not What You’re Thinking – Huffington Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

“A sport no school ever dropped, no scandal ever tainted… And the ultimate reward for their time, money and effort? Nothing. Nothing; save the joy of competition. A refreshing reminder of what sport was meant to be. And, on rare occasions, can still be. The ultimate winners? Well, they were all winners.” – Howard Cossell For years, American sports have been dominated by the “big four”: football, basketball, hockey and…

10 Degrees: Cuban trafficking grows into MLB’s ugly secret – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Baseball’s ugliest secret is now out in the open, and it is even worse than imagined. Not only does the sport find itself in the middle of a human-trafficking scheme in which men and women have allegedly been kidnapped, held hostage, forced to sign binding documents at gun- and knifepoint, threatened with mutilation and terrorized by those from some of the world’s most murderous gangs, top officials from Major League…

MLB must evolve to let players express themselves without rebuke – FOXSports.com

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sorry, everyone. I must have been busy waiting for Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales to sign when this transaction came across the wire: NATIONAL LEAGUE — Named Gerrit Cole as Special Baseball Ethics Instructor to Carlos Gomez, succeeding Brian McCann. Look, I can’t support everything Gomez does. Sunday’s bat toss and trot to first on what he thought was a home run probably cost the Brewers a run. With his speed, he…

Red Hot Sports News: Manchester United unveil plan to ‘manage succession’ in … – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The opportunity has probably come too late for George W Bush, although he is a possibility to work in a Director of Football role while grooming Massimo Taibi. Whoever is selected will have some mighty shoes (grey leather-effect Hush Puppies, size seven-and-a-half) to fill. What manager would take on this poisoned chalice is quite another matter. Any decision – from whether to look confused in a press conference, play all…

Alabama Signs Multimedia Extension with Learfield Sports for Up to $160M – Bleacher Report

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

According to a report by Michael Smith of SportsBusiness Journal, the University of Alabama is set to sign a lucrative new multimedia extension with Learfield Sports, which is worth between $150 million and $160 million over the next 10 years. Per the report: The University of Alabama is set to capitalize on its success over the last five years by signing one of the nation’s most lucrative multimedia rights deals…

The Greatest Sport in the World Is Not What You’re Thinking – Huffington Post

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

“A sport no school ever dropped, no scandal ever tainted… And the ultimate reward for their time, money and effort? Nothing. Nothing; save the joy of competition. A refreshing reminder of what sport was meant to be. And, on rare occasions, can still be. The ultimate winners? Well, they were all winners.” – Howard Cossell For years, American sports have been dominated by the “big four”: football, basketball, hockey and…

The Greatest Sport in the World Is Not What You’re Thinking – Huffington Post

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

“A sport no school ever dropped, no scandal ever tainted… And the ultimate reward for their time, money and effort? Nothing. Nothing; save the joy of competition. A refreshing reminder of what sport was meant to be. And, on rare occasions, can still be. The ultimate winners? Well, they were all winners.” – Howard Cossell For years, American sports have been dominated by the “big four”: football, basketball, hockey and…

Jeremy Lin air ball goes over backboard – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

Just over two years ago, something called Linsanity was gripping the NBA. Now playing key minutes off the bench for the Houston Rockets, Jeremy Lin is a long way from the phenomenon that spawned a documentary — but he’s still a vital part of the playoff team’s rotation. Alas, there was a moment during the squad’s heartbreaking 122-120 overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday night that many Rockets…

Players union head: Calathes suspension ‘a true injustice’ – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

After the NBA suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes for 20 games because of a positive test for a banned substance, the players union’s acting director called the banishment “a true injustice.” The banned substance — Tamoxifen — was part of an athletic supplement that Calathes had been using, sources said. “This discipline is a true injustice,” NBPA acting executive director Ron Klempner told Yahoo Sports late Friday night. Calathes…

Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

Washington (AFP) – Bernard Hopkins, boxing’s ageless wonder at 49, is one victory from becoming the undisputed world light-heavyweight champion and already daring unbeaten pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather to a showdown. Hopkins, the oldest major world champion in boxing history, won a split decision Saturday over Kazak fighter Beibut Shumenov to take the World Boxing Association title and keep his International Boxing Federation crown. “The only thing I want to…

Players union head: Calathes suspension ‘a true injustice’ – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

After the NBA suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes for 20 games because of a positive test for a banned substance, the players union’s acting director called the banishment “a true injustice.” The banned substance — Tamoxifen — was part of an athletic supplement that Calathes had been using, sources said. “This discipline is a true injustice,” NBPA acting executive director Ron Klempner told Yahoo Sports late Friday night. Calathes…