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Opinion: ‘Real Sports,’ Hard Truths and Fuzzy Numbers – Sherdog.com

Thursday, July 23, 2015

MMA is a violent sport, and not always in the most sublime way. On Tuesday night, HBO’s “Real Sports” probed that idea in harrowing fashion, as journalist David Scott presented a feature on the strong and septic presence of domestic violence in mixed martial arts. Anchored by a sit-down interview with Christy Mack in which she details her horrific beating at the hands of ex-boyfriend War Machine, the piece wasn’t…

U.S. Soccer reminded everyone just how average a team it is – For The Win

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The United States lost to Jamaica 2-1 in the Gold Cup semifinals on Wednesday night. Jamaica is 76th in the FIFA rankings, and until yesterday, had only beaten the U.S. once in 22 tries. Wednesday marked the first home loss to a Caribbean team since 1968. Lyndon B. Johnson announced he wouldn’t seek re-election the last time the U.S. lost to a Caribbean team at home. Led Zeppelin made their first…

Daily Fantasy Baseball 2015: MLB DraftKings Ideal Lineup Picks for July 23 – Bleacher Report

Thursday, July 23, 2015

There are 11 games on the MLB schedule on Thursday, four in the afternoon and seven at night.  DraftKings daily fantasy players have a small pool to choose from in both the early and late contests.  While that may allow for an easier decision process when selecting a lineup, it also creates added pressure to make the right picks in order to keep up with the competition. Here are five…

Baseball’s most famous photo was taken 105 years ago today – SportingNews.com

Thursday, July 23, 2015

facebook twitter googleplus tumblr pinterest On Juy 23, 1910, the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Highlanders in a routine Saturday afternoon matchup at New York’s Hilltop Park. The 6-2 game had no effect on the American League pennant race, which was won easily by the Philadelphia A’s that year. It didn’t include a walkoff hit or a classic pitching performance. It was just another routine regular season game that…

Braves among top in baseball beer prices – Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Braves’ payroll is near the bottom of the league. Their beer prices, however, among the steepest in major league baseball. According to Team Marketing Report’s latest Fan Cost Index, the $7.25 suds ($0.45 price per ounce) sold at Turner Field are among the most expensive in the sport. The average price for a brew across baseball is $5.98. While Arizona sells the cheapest beer at $4, of the 32…

Gossip column: De Bruyne, Ibrahimovic, Di Maria, Pedro, Ramos – BBC News

Thursday, July 23, 2015

For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. Manchester City are prepared to pay a British record £60m to sign attacking midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 24, from Wolfsburg. (Daily Mirror)  Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 33, says his future is in his agent’s hands amid speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United. (Sky…

The 10 Worst Sports Movie Clichés – VH1.com (blog)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

by VH1 3h ago By Brenden Gallagher Every film genre has its clichés. What would a romcom be without a meet-cute and a sassy best friend dispensing advice over a latté? What would a horror film be without sudden power outages and phones that have conveniently lost service? The difference between sports movies and most other film genres, however, is that sports movies aren’t just filled with clichés, they’re defined…

Opinion: ‘Real Sports,’ Hard Truths and Fuzzy Numbers – Sherdog.com

Thursday, July 23, 2015

MMA is a violent sport, and not always in the most sublime way. On Tuesday night, HBO’s “Real Sports” probed that idea in harrowing fashion, as journalist David Scott presented a feature on the strong and septic presence of domestic violence in mixed martial arts. Anchored by a sit-down interview with Christy Mack in which she details her horrific beating at the hands of ex-boyfriend War Machine, the piece wasn’t…

New sports fad: Blame Taylor Swift – New York Post

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The power of Taylor Swift is no laughing matter, just ask Patrick Kane. The 26-year-old winger, who helped the Chicago Blackhawks clinch the Stanley Cup earlier this summer, reminisced about his rookie season with then-coach Denis Savard during the team’s fan convention this past Saturday. While Kane has certainly come a long way since his days a first-year pro, Savard shared the “Bad Blood” singer did get the better of…

The Cardinals are not the best team in baseball – The Washington Post – Washington Post

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The St. Louis Cardinals have the best record in baseball (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) The St. Louis Cardinals have the best record in baseball, winning 59 of their 93 games — five games ahead of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Central. That gives them a 76.6 percent chance at being the division champs and a 9 percent chance at winning the World Series. They are doing it, however, without a single qualified…

We Need These Old-School Baseball Cards Featuring Hip-Hop Legends – Huffington … – Huffington Post

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Straight Outta Cooperstown Hip-hop and baseball have blended well in the past — remember when 50 Cent’s infamously terrible first pitch received its own commemorative baseball card? — but never as good as this.  Two artist-slash-writers named Cori Johnson and Zac Milner had the genius idea to combine two of America’s greatest pastimes — rap and baseball — into a single throwback card. The result is a Tumblr called Straight Outta…

Aptos High taps Jason Biancardi as baseball coach – Santa Cruz Sentinel – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jason Biancardi was ecstatic to be awarded his first high school baseball coaching position Tuesday. The fact that it’ll be for Aptos, his alma mater, makes it an even more joyous undertaking. The former Mariners and Cabrillo College infielder — one of four siblings who graduated from the Aptos — takes over a program that graduated just one senior from a 6-20 team last season….

Lorenzo Cain has the best smile in baseball and wore it for good reason … – Yahoo Sports

Thursday, July 23, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In the 6.3 seconds between the time he released the ball and the umpire at home plate punched his fist to signal an out, Lorenzo Cain leaned against the center-field fence, lips pursed, silently cursing himself. It was the ninth inning of a late-July game between the Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates that felt like it wouldn’t at all be out of place in late…

Hillsboro baseball celebrates community-led renovation of Ad Rutschman Stadium … – OregonLive.com

Thursday, July 23, 2015

HILLSBORO – Fifty years ago, a ballpark was built at Hare Field. “We are very proud to be the oldest program in the city,” Hillsboro baseball coach Matt Bailie said. “But as other schools got new facilities, we were still sitting here with wooden dugouts and a backstop from 1965.” Fifty years from now, Bailie strongly believes a ballpark will remain at the Hare Field sports complex thanks to a…

BBC Sport – Gossip column: De Bruyne, Ibrahimovic, Di Maria, Pedro, Ramos … – BBC News

Thursday, July 23, 2015

For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. Manchester City are prepared to pay a British record £60m to sign attacking midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 24, from Wolfsburg. (Daily Mirror)  Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 33, says his future is in his agent’s hands amid speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United. (Sky…

Bode Miller looks to conquer new sport – ESPN.com – ESPN

Thursday, July 23, 2015

0 Shares Print Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller has a new base for his horse racing aspirations, and he will try to bring some of the modern training techniques that helped him to the top of his sport over to the Sport of Kings. Miller, who won gold in the men’s super combined event in alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Games, said Tuesday that he has finalized the purchase…

Sports Night: Jamaica KOs United States in Gold Cup | The Sacramento Bee – Sacramento Bee

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Gold Cup: Goalkeeper gaffe key in U.S. loss Jamaica stuns the United States with a pair of first-half goals, one off a blunder by goalkeeper Brad Guzan, and holds on for a 2-1 victory in the Gold Cup semifinals that deals the Americans their biggest upset defeat. The Americans had played in five straight Gold Cup finals. Andy Furillo: A’s fans won’t celebrate anniversary of big trade A week from…

Christopher Bell wins his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at … – FOXSports.com

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The lone NASCAR dirt track race took place at the historic Eldora Speedway in New Weston, Ohio on Wednesday night, with the Camping World Truck Series putting on one heck of a show. While the field included past champions, series regulars and even a former Sprint Cup champ, it was dirt track specialists Christopher Bell and Bobby Pierce that brought the fans to their feet all race long. Before a…

There’s A Boston 2024 Olympics Debate Thursday: What You Need To Know – WBUR

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Boston 2024 Chair Steve Pagliuca, left, and No Boston Olympics Co-Chair Chris Dempsey are two of four who will square off in a televised debate over the city’s quest for the 2024 Summer Olympics. (AP) BOSTON An unusual debate comes to Boston this week. Boston 2024, the group overseeing the bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, will face off in a prime-time debate against the opposition group No Boston Olympics. Here…