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How NBA stars learned to love soccer – ESPN

Saturday, June 06, 2015

0 Shares Print Vlade Divac is laughing at the memory, some 15 years later, chuckling at the futility of his begging. He can still feel the sting of rejection even now. It was the dawn of a new millennium and a new day in the NBA, too. The long-dormant Sacramento Kings, with Divac suddenly flanked by two more fancy passers in Chris Webber and Jason Williams, were playing the most…

Why Is US Women’s Soccer Still Fighting to Exist? – New York Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

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Why Is US Women’s Soccer Still Fighting to Exist? – New York Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

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NCAA Baseball Tournament 2015 scores and bracket: Virginia storms back … – SB Nation

Saturday, June 06, 2015

After the Los Angeles Regional, most people just figured Maryland center fielder Lamonte Wade was a cleat-wearing superhero. In the span of four days, we’d seen make an insane home run theft, hose two guys at the plate and knock two pitches out of the park. So as Wade barreled toward the left-center wall in the eighth inning against Virginia — tracking a ball that, if caught, would snuff out…

Woman Hit by Broken Baseball Bat at Fenway Has Life-Threatening Injuries – People Magazine

Saturday, June 06, 2015

A baseball fan sitting in the stands at Boston’s Fenway Park was seriously injured when she was hit by a broken bat on Friday night. The woman was bleeding from the head as she was carried out on a stretcher, and police said her injuries were life threatening, the Associated Press reports. She was hit in the second inning by a bat that broke after a swing by Brett Lawrie…

Why Is US Women’s Soccer Still Fighting to Exist? – New York Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

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FANTASY NASCAR PREVIEW Axalta 400 Top Driver Picks – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 06, 2015

This week we pass the halfway point in the run up to the Chase for the Cup as the series will pay a visit to Pocono Raceway for the first of two races at the track this summer. The three-turn oval located in the mountains of Pennsylvania is unlike any other oval track on the circuit. Pocono has been referred to many times over the years as the oval that…

Irish Soccer Details $7 Million FIFA Payment Over Handball – NPR

Saturday, June 06, 2015

i Robbie Keane scored in Ireland’s controversial World Cup qualifying match with France on Nov. 18, 2009 — but the country was eliminated by the aggregate score of 2-1. Ireland’s soccer association says FIFA paid 5 million euros — $7 million at 2010 exchange rates — over a blatant breaking of the rules by France. Michael Steele/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Michael Steele/Getty Images Robbie Keane scored in Ireland’s…

David Beckham’s Daughter Is Already a Total Natural on the Soccer Field – TIME

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Jeff Vespa—Getty Images for Burberry Harper Beckham (L) and David Beckham attend the Burberry “London in Los Angeles” event in Los Angeles on April 16, 2015. “Mia Hamm eat your heart out” Bend it like Beckham! Harper Seven Beckham is only 3½ years old, but she’s already following in the footsteps of soccer’s biggest star — her father. David Beckham shared a photo of his daughter playing his former sport…

Vanderbilt baseball: Must win Super Regional on road to defend CWS title – NCAA.com

Saturday, June 06, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — If the Vanderbilt Commodores are going to reach Omaha, Nebraska, and have a chance to defend their national championship at the College World Series, they must do something this program has never managed. Win a Super Regional on the road. Not that coach Tim Corbin and the Commodores sound the least bit daunted by the pressure of trying to follow up their feat…

Super Regional | Calm Cards ready – The Courier-Journal

Saturday, June 06, 2015

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Former Clemson baseball coach Leggett releases statement – WHNS Greenville

Saturday, June 06, 2015

CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) - Clemson University’s director of athletics announced Thursday that the university was parting ways with head baseball coach Jack Leggett. Leggett led the Tigers’ baseball program for 22 years. Leggett had 955 wins during that time and took the Tigers to the College World Series six times, the last time being in 2010, according to a news release. “This decision was not an easy one,” said…

Gossip column: Sterling, Higuain, Benzema, Falcao – BBC News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. Manchester City have made official contact with Liverpool over a potential deal for 20-year-old winger Raheem Sterling. (Sun)  Liverpool will not sell Raheem Sterling to Manchester United. Liverpool insist Sterling is not for sale, to United or any other club. (Sky Sports)  Arsenal have made…

Cuban to give $5M to IU for sports media technology center – Indianapolis Star

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass welcomes Mark Cuban during the announcement for the Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media and Technology at Indiana University on June 5, 2015. (IU Athletics’ photo by Mike Dickbernd)(Photo: Mike Dickbernd / IU photo) BLOOMINGTON — Mark Cuban is giving Indiana University $5 million to build a state-of-the-art sports media technology center inside the renovated Assembly Hall. But from…

Boston and Pittsburgh, America’s Most Successful Sports Cities – New York Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

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Land Rover Discovery Sport proves less than royal – ConsumerReports.org

Friday, June 05, 2015

In the end, our nearly $50,000 brought the usual welcoming committee of premium-car comfort and convenience items, such as heated leather seats, heated steering wheel, push-button start, powered tailgate, surround-view camera, navigation, and a large color touch-screen infotainment system. We also got a big panoramic sunroof, although it’s fixed in place and doesn’t open.   Electronic crash-avoidance systems included lane-departure and forward-collision warning with autonomous braking. Oddly, though, blind-spot…

Boston and Pittsburgh, America’s Most Successful Sports Cities – New York Times

Friday, June 05, 2015

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5 Struggling Sports Desperate to Convince Kids They’re Cool – TIME

Friday, June 05, 2015

According to a 2014 report, there was a net loss of 1.2 million fishing participants in the previous year: Overall, 9.9 million people gave up fishing, while only 8.7 participants picked up the sport, representing a decrease of 21%. The poll shows that households with kids are more likely to fish: 17.5%, versus 12% of households without young children. But teenagers are the group least likely to be interested in…

Special Olympics 2015: The Running of the Torch Across the USA – ABC News

Friday, June 05, 2015

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The Elegant, Sweaty Art of a NASCAR Pit Stop – Wired

Friday, June 05, 2015

For the uninitiated, it’s easy to dismiss NASCAR as a bunch of good ol’ boys (and the occasional girl) driving cars plastered with ads around in a circle, wasting fuel and turning left for hours at a time. Take a closer look and you’ll see the sport requires incredible precision for marathon stretches of time. NASCAR isn’t about peak performance. It’s about identifying bottlenecks and weaknesses, eliminating mistakes to shave…