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Live stream: FBI updates congressional baseball practice shooting investigation – USA TODAY

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, VA – JUNE 14: Investigators and emergency personnel gather adjacent to Eugene Simpson Field, the site where a gunman opened fire June 14, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. Multiple injuries were reported from the instance, the site where a congressional baseball team was holding an early morning practice, including House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) who was reportedly shot in the hip. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)(Photo: Win McNamee, Getty…

NBC Sports Group To Launch eSports Tournament – Deadline

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Do eSports fans need or want another tournament? Comcast’s NBCUniversal is about to find out. It says today that NBC Sports Group this summer will introduce what it calls the “first-ever 2v2 international Rocket League tournament” using the FACEIT gaming platform. It also will tap Comcast’s “regional, national and international assets” as competitors vie for a $100,000 prize pool. Regional finals will be live-streamed on the NBC Sports app and…

North Korea could co-host 2018 Winter Olympics, Seoul suggests – The Guardian

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

South Korea has proposed that North Korea host some of the skiing events at next year’s Winter Olympics, in a move it hopes will ease cross-border political tensions. The South Korean sports minister, Do Jong-hwan, has also suggested forming an inter-Korean women’s ice hockey team to compete at the Games, which open in February in the South Korean town of Pyeongchang. Do cited North Korea’s “top-class” Masikryong ski resort as…

‘Baseball is a way to escape’: At site of congressional shooting, a … – Washington Post

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The smaller diamond at Alexandria’s Eugene Simpson Stadium Park — Little Simpson, to locals — attracted a reported 4,000 people when it opened for the city’s Little Major Leaguers in 1953. The field’s dimensions were laid out by the head groundskeeper at Griffith Stadium, courtesy of then-Nats president Clark Griffith. The diamond had a $9,500 lighting system, attracted major leaguers like Bob Feller and Mickey Vernon, and was, according to…

Players’ Tribune, the sports site launched by Derek Jeter, has hired its first CEO – Recode

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Players’ Tribune, the startup that’s supposed to deliver sports stories from the perspectives of star athletes, has a new boss, and new ambitions: It wants to make real money. The publisher has hired digital media veteran Jeff Levick as its first-ever CEO. Levick, who has a long history helping digital companies sell ads and generate revenue, is charged with generating more money for Players’ Tribune, and new strategies to…

Seattle pro sports teams unite to promote LGBT inclusion – Seattle Times

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

As prominent fixtures in the Seattle community, five major professional sports teams have united to support LGBT inclusion and equality. The Seahawks, Mariners, Sounders, Storm and Reign have come together to promote inclusiveness and equality, and organizers on Tuesday said this is the first time a city’s professional teams have joined together for this cause. “Sports has so many eyes on it, all the time anyways in this country,” said…

NBC Sports Jumps on the Esports Bandwagon – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Comcast Corp.’s NBC Sports plans to announce Wednesday it will televise an esports tournament later this summer, the latest broadcaster turning to competitive videogaming to grow viewership at a time when many consumers are cutting the cord. The cable network hopes a tournament built around a popular quirky game called “Rocket League” will attract hard-to-reach viewers—particularly younger males—who increasingly are ditching cable…

Mexico plea to fans over homophobic chant – BBC Sport

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mexico drew 2-2 with Portugal in their opening Confederations Cup game Mexico’s football federation (FMF) has asked a “small group” of its fans to stop a chant Fifa says is homophobic. The move comes after Mexico drew their opening Confederations Cup game 2-2 with Portugal in Russia. Fifa has since warned the FMF about “insulting and discriminatory chants” and said it could take further action if it happens again. Mexico…

Here’s Wednesday’s Sports on TV Lineup – The Courier-Journal

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WEDNESDAY ON TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — NCAA College World Series, Game 9, Florida St. vs. LSU, at Omaha, Neb. GOLF 7 p.m. GOLF — PGA Professional Championship, final round, at Sunriver, Ore. HORSE RACING 8:30 a.m. NBCSN — Royal Ascot, at Ascot, England MLB BASEBALL 2:20 p.m. MLB — San Diego at Chicago Cubs 7:05 p.m. MLB — Cleveland at Baltimore 10:10 p.m. ESPN — N.Y. Mets…

Seoul proposes North Korea host some Winter Olympics skiing events – The Guardian

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

South Korea has proposed that North Korea host some of the skiing events at next year’s Winter Olympics, in a move it hopes will ease cross-border political tensions. The South Korean sports minister, Do Jong-hwan, has also suggested forming an inter-Korean women’s ice hockey team to compete at the Games, which open in February in the South Korean town of Pyeongchang. Do cited North Korea’s “top-class” Masikryong ski resort as…

Summer amateur baseball guide – Wicked Local Norwell

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bob Whitney rwhitney@wickedlocal.com @WhitneyBob Just because the high school baseball season is over, that doesn’t mean that there will be any shortage of baseball to follow in the area over the summer months. As a matter of fact there is plenty of top-quality amateur baseball for young and old alike and in most instances you can’t beat the price of admission (it’s free). Some of the…

‘Baseball is a way to escape’: At site of congressional shooting, a … – Washington Post

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Zach Bosland takes the field during the Alexandria Little League re-opening ceremony for Eugene Simpson Stadium field.  (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post) The smaller diamond at Alexandria’s Eugene Simpson Stadium Park — Little Simpson, to locals — attracted a reported 4,000 people when it opened for the city’s Little Major Leaguers in 1953. The field’s dimensions were laid out by the head groundskeeper at Griffith Stadium, courtesy…

Seattle pro sports teams unite to promote LGBT inclusion | The … – Seattle Times

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

As prominent fixtures in the Seattle community, five major professional sports teams have united to support LGBT inclusion and equality. The Seahawks, Mariners, Sounders, Storm and Reign have come together to promote inclusiveness and equality, and organizers on Tuesday said this is the first time a city’s professional teams have joined together for this cause. “Sports has so many eyes on it, all the time anyways in this country,” said…

Jonah Keri’s ultimate sports celebrations bracket: Vote for the best of all-time – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The NFL recently announced it will allow group celebrations and prop celebrations after touchdowns, moving half a step closer to become a league that almost kind of tolerates fun! In honor of this sort of momentous occasion, we’re trotting out the best sports celebrations of all time — or at least the ones we can think of, after many emails exchanged with CBS Sports staffers. Also, huge hat-tip to Sagar…

Here’s Wednesday’s Sports on TV Lineup – The Courier-Journal

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WEDNESDAY ON TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — NCAA College World Series, Game 9, Florida St. vs. LSU, at Omaha, Neb. GOLF 7 p.m. GOLF — PGA Professional Championship, final round, at Sunriver, Ore. HORSE RACING 8:30 a.m. NBCSN — Royal Ascot, at Ascot, England MLB BASEBALL 2:20 p.m. MLB — San Diego at Chicago Cubs 7:05 p.m. MLB — Cleveland at Baltimore 10:10 p.m. ESPN — N.Y. Mets…

Twitch reaches 2-year streaming rights deal for Blizzard e-sports events – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Video streaming service Twitch announced Tuesday a two-year deal with Blizzard Entertainment to become the exclusive third-party home for many of the Irvine game-maker’s e-sports events. Blizzard Entertainment can continue to stream video game competitions on its own services, including MLG.TV and Blizzard.com. But the global exclusivity deals a blow to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, ESPN and other apps competing for streaming rights to the growing form of entertainment. Blizzard Entertainment…

Tammy Abraham: Swansea City to sign Chelsea striker on loan – BBC Sport

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tammy Abraham is understood to have a future at Stamford Bridge, which is why Chelsea want only to loan him out Swansea City have agreed to sign striker Tammy Abraham on loan from Chelsea for the 2017-18 season. The Swans have fought off competition from Newcastle and Brighton for the 19-year-old, who scored 23 goals in 40 appearances on loan at Championship side Bristol City in 2016-17. Paperwork for the…

‘Baseball is a way to escape’: At site of congressional shooting, a … – Washington Post

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Zach Bosland takes the field during the Alexandria Little League re-opening ceremony for Eugene Simpson Stadium field.  (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post) The smaller diamond at Alexandria’s Eugene Simpson Stadium Park — Little Simpson, to locals — attracted a reported 4,000 people when it opened for the city’s Little Major Leaguers in 1953. The field’s dimensions were laid out by the head groundskeeper at Griffith Stadium, courtesy…

Jonah Keri’s ultimate sports celebrations bracket: Vote for the best of all-time – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The NFL recently announced it will allow group celebrations and prop celebrations after touchdowns, moving half a step closer to become a league that almost kind of tolerates fun! In honor of this sort of momentous occasion, we’re trotting out the best sports celebrations of all time — or at least the ones we can think of, after many emails exchanged with CBS Sports staffers. Also, huge hat-tip to Sagar…

Here’s Wednesday’s Sports on TV Lineup – The Courier-Journal

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WEDNESDAY ON TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — NCAA College World Series, Game 9, Florida St. vs. LSU, at Omaha, Neb. GOLF 7 p.m. GOLF — PGA Professional Championship, final round, at Sunriver, Ore. HORSE RACING 8:30 a.m. NBCSN — Royal Ascot, at Ascot, England MLB BASEBALL 2:20 p.m. MLB — San Diego at Chicago Cubs 7:05 p.m. MLB — Cleveland at Baltimore 10:10 p.m. ESPN — N.Y. Mets…