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This Sports Stock Has Room to Run – Barron’s

Friday, July 28, 2017

Chinese sportswear maker Li Ning Company (2331.HK) has sprinted ahead of rivals Anta Sports Products (2020.HK) and Xtep International (1368.HK) with its 28% year-to-date return. Still, analysts at Jefferies think Li Ning’s stock could have another 15% or so upside in its locker. The broker just upgraded the shares from Hold to Buy, with a bumped up price target of HKD7.2. Jefferies says it expects the company’s earnings to recover…

Just Call Me Coach – TMZ.com

Friday, July 28, 2017

Prince Harry turned into a suburban dad struggling to get a bunch of hyper kids to listen to him — but at least it was just for a day … and for charity. Harry was coaching a handball match for toddlers at an East London charity event. Most of the kids didn’t seem to pay much attention to the Prince — in other words … he’s ready to coach youth soccer…

Tara Reid sports her most risque style of the year — see her completely see-through look – AOL

Friday, July 28, 2017

Tara Reid definitely turned a few heads when she hit the red carpet on Thursday night. The Sharknado star appeared to be braless in a see-through chainmail mini-dress that she paired with sky-high nude stilettos. The style was so see-through that her underwear was visible, but Reid seemed quite confident in the risque ensemble. WATCH: Tara Reid Wears Super Skimpy Greek Goddess Costume to Halloween Party See Tara Reid’s shocking…

Grooming at ballpark becoming trend for baseball players – FOXSports.com

Friday, July 28, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Kevin Quackenbush’s full beard needed a little attention considering he had gone since spring training in February without a trim. Mark McGwire decided on the fly to get his hair cut upon arriving to work last week at AT&T Park, something unheard of during his old slugging days. The San Diego Padres relief pitcher and his bench coach, Big Mac, only had to walk out of the…

This Sports Stock Has Room to Run – Barron’s

Friday, July 28, 2017

Chinese sportswear maker Li Ning Company (2331.HK) has sprinted ahead of rivals Anta Sports Products (2020.HK) and Xtep International (1368.HK) with its 28% year-to-date return. Still, analysts at Jefferies think Li Ning’s stock could have another 15% or so upside in its locker. The broker just upgraded the shares from Hold to Buy, with a bumped up price target of HKD7.2. Jefferies says it expects the company’s earnings to recover…

Where are all the great books about women in sport? – The Guardian

Friday, July 28, 2017

There was a time when an England cricket team winning the Women’s World Cup was an “And finally …” item, the sort of thing the news presenter announced with an ironic smile. Not so last week, when Heather Knight’s cricketers pulled off a dramatic turnaround against India. Expect even more excitement if the football team pull off a similar coup in Euro 2017. These days, women’s sport makes headlines. What…

This Sports Stock Has Room to Run – Barron’s

Friday, July 28, 2017

Chinese sportswear maker Li Ning Company (2331.HK) has sprinted ahead of rivals Anta Sports Products (2020.HK) and Xtep International (1368.HK) with its 28% year-to-date return. Still, analysts at Jefferies think Li Ning’s stock could have another 15% or so upside in its locker. The broker just upgraded the shares from Hold to Buy, with a bumped up price target of HKD7.2. Jefferies says it expects the company’s earnings to recover…

Fast is not good enough for NASCAR driver Joey Logano – he needs to win – Charlotte Observer

Friday, July 28, 2017

Twenty races into 2017, it appears that Joey Logano’s NASCAR Cup Series season has been halved into two distinct pieces, one successful, one not. In the first 10 races, he ran like a championship contender as he led nine races for a total of 250 laps, including a season-high 82 at Phoenix. In the second 10 races of the season, he raced like an also-ran as he led only one…

Joe Gibbs Racing suspends two Furniture Row Racing crew members | NASCAR RACE HUB – FOXSports.com

Friday, July 28, 2017

Jul 27, 2017 at 6:51p ET Joe Gibbs Racing has suspended two Furniture Row Racing crew members after their involvement in a verbal altercation with Adam Stevens at Indianapolis. nascar-race-hub page-type-video Truck video-contentType-news video-network-fox_sports_1 video-origin-national_fox_cable video-primary-auto_nascar video-show-nascar_race_hub Xfinity More Race Hub Videos Barney Visser 1-on-1 with Jeff Hammond | NASCAR RACE HUB 2 hours ago Joe Gibbs Racing suspends two Furniture Row Racing crew members | NASCAR RACE HUB 2…

Update: One of Franklin’s soccer clubs advances closer to US Youth National title – The Tennessean

Friday, July 28, 2017

Two Tennessee Soccer Club teams are going to the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship in July 24-30 in Texas. Shelley Mays/The Tennessean

Trump Honors First Responders at Congressional Baseball Attack – NBCNews.com

Friday, July 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump presented the Medal of Valor on Thursday to five of the first responders who were injured in a shooting on a congressional baseball practice last month that critically wounded Rep. Steve Scalise. The three Alexandria, Virginia police officers and the two U.S. Capitol police officers received a standing ovation when they entered the East Room at the White House. Last month, a heavily armed gunman…

Watch live: Trump honors first responders from congressional baseball shooting – UPI.com

Thursday, July 27, 2017

July 27 (UPI) — President Donald Trump on Thursday is scheduled to take part in a 3 p.m. ceremony honoring the first responders at the shooting at a baseball practice for Republican members of Congress. The shooting on June 14 severely injured House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., food lobbyist Matt Mika and congressional aide Zack Barth. Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner also sustained a gunshot wound in the ankle…

Brain Trauma Scientists Turn Their Attention to Soccer – WIRED

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The mountain of evidence connecting professional football and long-term brain damage grew this week with publication of a new study that examined the brains of former NFL players. Boston University scientists found 110 of the 111 post-mortem brains showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated hits to the head. Linemen had it the worst, while punters seemed to escape relatively unharmed. This kind…

Top tips for RideLondon, the capital’s cycling marathon – The Guardian (blog)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Shortly before 6am on Sunday, the first of about 25,000 intrepid cyclists will set off from the Olympic Park in east London on a 100-mile trip through the capital and into the hills of Surrey, finishing on the Mall. It is the fifth year of an event which has so far lived up to its billing of a London marathon for two wheels, part of a wider and much-enjoyed weekend…

Top tips for RideLondon, the capital’s cycling marathon – The Guardian (blog)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Shortly before 6am on Sunday, the first of about 25,000 intrepid cyclists will set off from the Olympic Park in east London on a 100-mile trip through the capital and into the hills of Surrey, finishing on the Mall. It is the fifth year of an event which has so far lived up to its billing of a London marathon for two wheels, part of a wider and much-enjoyed weekend…

Winners? Losers? At baseball’s bonkers trade deadline, nobody … – ESPN

Thursday, July 27, 2017

7:30 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment A few weeks before the trade deadline a year ago, the Cubs acquired Aroldis Chapman, a star reliever who would spend one-third of a regular season and one full postseason in Chicago before hitting free agency. Earlier this month, the Diamondbacks acquired J.D. Martinez, a star outfielder who will spend one-third of a regular season and (most likely) one…

Baseball Capsules – Fresno Bee

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Chris Sale pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, 20-year-old Rafael Devers became the youngest Boston player to hit a home run since Tony Conigliaro in September 1965 and the Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Wednesday to stop a four-game losing streak. Sale (13-4) struck out 11, reaching double digits for the 14th time this season. A day after his big league debut, Devers homered in the third…

The Baffling Story Behind Kris Bryant’s Ultra-Rare $20000 Baseball Card – Bleacher Report

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press Terry Dulin had one of the most colorful and grandiose collections of rare Kris Bryant prospect cards on the planet. A full-time food broker who deals baseball cards on the side, Dulin stood to gain quite a bit of side money by showcasing the collection at the 2015 Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular—one of the largest baseball card shows in America. But during the convention, another unnamed…

American Legion used to own summer baseball. It has lost a quarter of its teams in 10 years. – Washington Post

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Players from a Portland Maine wooden bat team sit in their dugout during a recent game. Several teams have broken away from American Legion and formed their own summer leagues. (Photo by Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) For years, there has been just one option for high school baseball players looking to play in a decent summer league. They suited up for their local American Legion post, which played…