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WBZ Cares: Donated Sport Equipment From Good Sports Help Youths Nationwide – CBS Boston / WBZ

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

BOSTON (CBS) – Each month, WBZ Cares highlights a worthy non-profit organization, and tells the story of what that organization does for the community. This month’s organization, “Good Sports,” a Quincy-based organization that gives all kids the lifelong benefits of sports and physical activity by providing sporting equipment to those most in need. Good Sports has donated sporting equipment to groups in all 50-states. More than $20-million-dollars’ worth, and it’s all stored…

Hunter McGrady talks body paint pics, being Sports Illustrated’s ‘curviest model’ – Fox News

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hunter McGrady is being recognized as Sports Illustrated’s curviest swimsuit model — and she couldn’t be any prouder of the title. “I love it, I’ll take it!” said the 23-year-old model to Fox News. “I’m so proud to be in this issue, which is the Body Diversity issue.” The southern California native joined famous cover girls Kate Upton, Christie Brinkley and SI’s 2017 Rookie of the Year Bianca…

Nominees Announced for 2017 Gymnastics Honda Sport Award – FloGymnastics (blog)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Release via THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards Program Teammates Chayse Capps and Maggie Nichols from Oklahoma University, Ashleigh Gnat of Louisiana State University and Alex McMurtry from the University of Florida are the four nominees for the Honda Sport Award for Gymnastics as announced by Chris Voelz, Executive Director of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) today. The Honda Sport Award has been presented annually by the CWSA for the…

Fantasy sports industry shrinks – The Detroit News

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

In this September 2015, file photo Len Don Diego, marketing manager for content at DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, works at his station at the company’s offices in Boston.(Photo: Stephan Savoia / Associated Press) Boston — The daily fantasy sports industry has sharply contracted since the online games offered by companies such as FanDuel and DraftKings sparked court and legislative battles across the United States last year. More than…

Fantasy baseball: Top waiver-wire adds following Starling Marte’s suspension – Sporting News

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was suspended 80 games Tuesday for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, which left many fantasy baseball managers scrambling for a replacement. If you were one of the many that used an early-round pick on Marte in hopes he would replicate his 47 stolen bases from last year, you are probably scouring your league’s waiver wire searching for answers. Best fantasy baseball replacements for Starling Marte Aaron Judge…

Baseball players are challenging the idea that Facebook is the only social network that matters – CNBC

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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Fantasy Baseball: Is Brewers power sensation Eric Thames for real? – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

One thing we knew about Eric Thames coming into the season was that he could hit the ball a long way. He was a decent power prospect in his time in America, but he really discovered his power stroke in Korea, hitting 124 homers in three seasons in the KBO between 2014 and 2016. That was pretty much all we knew for sure. We didn’t know whether he would be…

Live updates: LSU baseball hosts Lamar at Alex Box Stadium – The Advocate

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

LSU baseball hopes to continue its recent resurgence as it hosts Lamar on Tuesday at Alex Box Stadium. No. 8 LSU (25-12, 9-6 SEC) has won five of its last six games, now sitting just two games out of first place in the SEC standings. Lamar (25-12, 10-8 Southland) rolls into the game on a five-game winning streak of its own.  Related After a 3-1…

Houston’s top high school baseball recruits – Chron.com

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Caption Close The Houston area is loaded with high school baseball talent. In fact, putting together any kind of list of the area’s best baseball prospects and adding what college they’ve signed with is a bit of a waste, because some of these players are likely to be high draft picks and elect to skip college altogether. In Scout.com’s latest Major League Baseball mock draft, it predicts Concordia Lutheran pitcher…

Will video games ever be an Olympic sport? (We hope not.) – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Competitive video gaming, known as eSports, will become a medal event at the 2022 Asian Games, a landmark decision that begins the very-long process of paving the way for the activity’s inclusion in the Olympics. Because the IOC acknowledges the Asian Games – which is like the Olympics on a continental scale – eSports will become a recognized Olympic sport when the first headsets are put on five years from now in Hangzhou,…

It’s ‘Champions Day’ in Detroit! A toast to Detroit sports history – Detroit Free Press

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Buy Photo Detroit has won 22 major professional sports championships, which ranks fourth among American cities.(Photo: Free Press file and news service photos)Buy Photo It’s been a while since the City of Detroit has enjoyed a major sports championship. But if you can believe it, there was a time when winning a championship came natural to the Motor City. That time – as many old-timers reading this story may recall…

Golf has the worst rule in all of sports, but it’s not the one you’re thinking of – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ever since Lexi Thompson was assessed a four-stroke penalty during an LPGA major earlier this month, thanks to an eagle-eyed viewer with a keen knowledge of golf’s rule book, a working internet connection and far too much time on their hands who noticed that Thompson had failed to properly place her ball on the green, there’s been a raging debate in golf about the sport’s stringent rule book and how it should…

Kobe Bryant, BodyArmor Launch Sports Drink’s First National TV Campaign – Fox Business

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

BodyArmor is launching its first-ever national television advertising campaign during the NBA Playoffs this week, as founder Mike Repole and his business partner, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, look to challenge Gatorade’s decades-long dominance of the U.S. sports drink marketplace. Continue Reading Below Bryant, who is BodyArmor’s third-largest investor, wrote, directed and narrated the 60-second spot. The commercial carries the slogan “Obsession is Natural” and features several BodyArmor…

Soccer, the unlevel playing field – Deutsche Welle

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

World in Progress: Women’s soccer in Brazil 08.03.2017 Brazil is known as a football powerhouse. It’s the home of Pelé, Ronaldo and Neymar. But do you also know Marta? She’s scored more goals for the Brazilian national team than Pelé, and she’s the only player ever to have won five golden balls, the highest honor in football. Even so, Brazil’s football federation considered disbanding its…

Hey You Kids, Keep Your Soccer Balls Out Of My Yard – NPR

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Kids kicked soccer balls into Penny Freeman’s garden. Scared to retrieve them, she held onto the balls. The Telegraph in London reports police told her to give the balls back or be charged with theft.

Esports becoming an official Olympic sport – CNET

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Enlarge Image Nicolas Liponne, NurPhoto via Getty Images Alibaba is venturing out of e-commerce and further into esports. The company’s sports subsidiary, Alisports, has joined with the Olympic Council of Asia to bring esports to the Asian Games. Esports will appear at next year’s Games in Indonesia as a “demonstration,” Alibaba said, but will be a medal sport in China’s 2022 Games. The Asian Games are recognised by the International…

Fox’s Joe Buck says announcers should stick to sports – Sporting News

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

“Stick to Sports!” That’s been the loud complaint from some viewers who don’t like the growing intrusion of politics, race and culture into their former sanctuary of sports TV. With the sports media still debating how to cover things such as 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the U.S. flag/anthem, these fans might have found a new champion: Joe Buck of Fox Sports. Sporting News interviewed the play-by-by announcer about “Undeniable with Joe Buck,” on the…

3 things we learned Monday from the 2017 NBA playoffs – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Kawhi Leonard scored a playoff career-high 37 points, and the Spurs continued their beat-down of the Grizzlies with a 96-82 Game 2 victory that gave them a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Memphis is now essentially finished, because they’re not going to beat this San Antonio team four out of the next five games to somehow salvage the series. But even worse is that the Grizzlies figure to…

Fantasy sports companies fold as legislative battle resumes – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

BOSTON — The daily fantasy sports industry sharply contracted since the online games offered by companies like FanDuel and DraftKings sparked court and legislative battles across the United States last year. More than two-thirds of companies that existed this time last year have shuttered, changed focus or joined with competitors, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, the industry’s lobbying arm. Among the most prominent examples is the proposed merger…