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Oscar De La Hoya to boxing fans: ‘Our sport might not ever recover’ from Mayweather-McGregor – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

Oscar De La Hoya has penned a letter to boxing fans, urging them to turn their backs on the possible Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor boxing match. As former 10-time champion De La Hoya works to promote the Sept. 16 middleweight title bout between unbeaten, three-belt champion Gennady Golovkin and Mexico’s most popular fighter, former two-division champion Canelo Alvarez, his cause has been distracted by attention on Mayweather-McGregor. That…

​Sports betting legislation introduced by congressional committee – Sporting News

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

Legislation that would end the federal government’s ban on sports betting and allow states the option of legalizing online gambling was introduced by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday, ESPN.com reported. Fantasy sports would be treated as a form of sports betting under the potential new law. The bill, titled the Gaming Accountability and Modernization Enhancement Act or GAME Act, would repeal the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection…

How the internet is changing sports TV, as cable feels the heat – Business Insider

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

Turner Sports’ Craig Barry Turner Sports For the past few weeks, the media world has buzzed about the prospects of sports television, after brutal layoffs at ESPN coincided with record cable subscriber losses in the quarter. The big question was whether the old business model is tenable in the world of smartphones and social-media. But when considering the future of sports media, Craig Barry, the head of content for TV…

Why I am a fan of this little sport called hockey – SB Nation

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. We’re collecting all of the stories here and featuring the best ones across our network as well. Come Fan With Us! I’ve always told my friend Taylor that if I ever wrote about my hockey origin story, she’d get top billing. And it’s true! I…

How this sports tech startup is tapping college researchers to mine data for analytics insights – GeekWire

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

Tim Chartier speaks at the GeekWire Sports Tech Summit. There’s something pretty cool happening at the intersection of sports and technology, and the connection made between a Seattle startup and a Davidson College professor at the GeekWire Sports Tech Summit event last year is a prime example. Dr. Tim Chartier, a mathematics and computer science professor at Davidson in North Carolina, gave a 20-minute presentation at the inaugural Sports Tech Summit last year…

Monmouth Park set to use sports betting `Nuclear Option’ – Asbury Park Press

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share He is the special guest at the APP Sports Awards June 14. But how much do you really know about Dickie V? Ryan Ross Buy Photo Monmouth Park officials say they will push for legislation that repeals federal sports wagering restrictions in the state.(Photo: File photo)Buy Photo Now what? When acting U.S. Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall did not recommend that the U.S. Supreme Court should…

How the internet is reshaping sports TV, and what the future holds – Business Insider

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Turner Sports’ Craig Barry Turner Sports For the past few weeks, the media world has buzzed about the prospects of sports television, after brutal layoffs at ESPN coincided with record cable subscriber losses in the quarter. The big question was whether the old business model is tenable in the world of smartphones and social-media. But when considering the future of sports media, Craig Barry, the head of content for TV…

Oscar De La Hoya to boxing fans: ‘Our sport might not ever recover’ from Mayweather-McGregor – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Oscar De La Hoya has penned a letter to boxing fans, urging them to turn their backs on the possible Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor boxing match. As former 10-time champion De La Hoya works to promote the Sept. 16 middleweight title bout between unbeaten, three-belt champion Gennady Golovkin and Mexico’s most popular fighter, former two-division champion Canelo Alvarez, his cause has been distracted by attention on Mayweather-McGregor. That…

Wednesday’s Sports in Brief – Washington Times

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

GOLF BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) – The USGA insists its focus is going to be on golf and not politics when it conducts the U.S. Women’s Open at a golf course owned by President Donald Trump in less than two months. Some fans and politicians criticized golf’s governing body for not moving the marquee women’s tournament from Trump National after lewd comments by Trump about women from 2005 surfaced during the…

African-American Museum’s Sports Gallery Wins a Following: Athletes – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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African-American Museum’s Sports Gallery Wins a Following: Athletes – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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African-American Museum’s Sports Gallery Wins a Following: Athletes – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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The comprehensive guide to sports jargon – FOXSports.com

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Tennessee Has Sneakily Compiled The Next Great Sports Drought – FiveThirtyEight

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

When the Nashville Predators — who won the NHL’s Western Conference crown Monday night — take the ice in the Stanley Cup Final next week, they’ll be playing for more than their teammates, coaches or even their legions of catfish-throwing fans in “Smashville.” They’ll be trying to end the stealthiest title drought in pro sports and bring the state of Tennessee its first championship. Since the Houston Oilers packed their…

Exclusive: BT Sport tempted to join race for ECB’s free-to-air rights – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

The BBC was facing fresh competition from BT for the free-to-air rights to English cricket on Wednesday night as the telecoms company plotted its biggest sporting coup since landing the Champions League. The chief executive of BT’s consumer division, John Petter, confirmed the company was “interested” in the rights to the 2020-24 seasons that were last week put out to tender by the England and Wales Cricket Board. BT Sport…

Exclusive: BT Sport tempted to join race for ECB’s free-to-air rights – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The BBC was facing fresh competition from BT for the free-to-air rights to English cricket on Wednesday night as the telecoms company plotted its biggest sporting coup since landing the Champions League. The chief executive of BT’s consumer division, John Petter, confirmed the company was “interested” in the rights to the 2020-24 seasons that were last week put out to tender by the England and Wales Cricket Board. BT Sport…

Ajax 0-2 Manchester United – BBC Sport

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Manchester United have now won all three of Europe’s major competitions Manchester United claimed their second major trophy of the season and secured Champions League football as they overcame Ajax to win the Europa League final in Stockholm. On an emotional night following the attack which killed 22 people at Ariana Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday, United’s fans were allowed a measure of celebration as Jose Mourinho’s…

Viacom wants to leave sports in the dust with future $20 “skinny” TV … – Ars Technica

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

reader comments 157 In efforts to compete with streaming TV services, some networks are looking to make their own “skinny” TV bundles. At the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media, and Telecom conference in Boston this week, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish explained that the company is in talks with at least one multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) to be part of an entertainment-only, slimmed-down TV bundle that would cost between $10 and $20…

Where 50 Chicago sports greats are buried – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Often, before games at Wrigley Field, Cubs fans will make a special stop at Graceland Cemetery to visit Ernie Banks‘ gravesite, which is about a mile away from his statue outside the ballpark. They pay their respects, maybe leave a flower or a “W” flag, and move on. It’s nothing like it was after the Cubs won the World Series, when the crowds were so big that police officers parking…

Viacom wants to leave sports in the dust with future $20 “skinny” TV bundle – Ars Technica

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

reader comments 127 In efforts to compete with streaming TV services, some networks are looking to make their own “skinny” TV bundles. At the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media, and Telecom conference in Boston this week, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish explained that the company is in talks with at least one multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) to be part of an entertainment-only, slimmed-down TV bundle that would cost between $10 and $20…