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Sports Direct ‘English-only’ note in Bangor store probed – BBC News

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Image caption The notice was apparently put up in the Bangor Store last week An apparent ban on staff speaking any language but English in a Sports Direct store in Bangor is to be investigated by the Welsh language commissioner. It is understood a notice was posted on a wall telling staff to only speak English for health and safety reasons. The move has also drawn criticism from Plaid Cymru…

Game on: Irvine’s Great Park opens first part of new sports park, which is twice the size of Disneyland – OCRegister

Sunday, August 06, 2017

IRVINE — You may not know what’s actually at the Orange County Great Park, except for that giant orange balloon. That might change now. On Saturday, Aug. 5, the city of Irvine and developer FivePoint hosted a grand opening of the first phase of the 194-acre Great Park Sports Park, which is the biggest of its kind in Orange County — larger than Disneyland and Disney California Adventure combined. “I…

Vasyl Lomachenko labeled a ‘throwback to Ali’ after another dominating performance – Yahoo Sports

Sunday, August 06, 2017

LOS ANGELES – They come little better than Vasyl Lomachenko. The two-time Olympic gold medalist from the Ukraine put on a mind-boggling performance Saturday at the Microsoft Theater, dominating Miguel Marriaga and forcing him to quit on his stool between the seventh and eighth rounds of their WBO junior lightweight title fight. Lomachenko displayed everything a boxer could in the ring: A full arsenal of punches, brilliant footwork, outstanding timing,…

NASCAR at the Glen 2017 Race Day Weather: Is there enough threat of rain for rain tires? – SB Nation

Sunday, August 06, 2017

The forecast has changed since Friday for Watkins Glen International and the Monster Energy Cup I love New York 35 at the Glen, a slight chance of an isolated storm is now possible in the afternoon. Of course those fans who are just dying with anticipation to see NASCAR’s top series put on the rain tires and run in the rain may still be waiting. Yes there is a chance…

Game on: Irvine’s Great Park opens first part of new sports park … – OCRegister

Sunday, August 06, 2017

IRVINE — You may not know what’s actually at the Orange County Great Park, except for that giant orange balloon. That might change now. On Saturday, Aug. 5, the city of Irvine and developer FivePoint hosted a grand opening of the first phase of the 194-acre Great Park Sports Park, which is the biggest of its kind in Orange County — larger than Disneyland and Disney California Adventure combined. “I…

Saturday’s regional sports roundup: Atlee girls DQ’d from national Junior League title game on ESPN2 because of … – Daily Press

Sunday, August 06, 2017

LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL:  The Atlee Little League’s dream run through softball’s Junior League World Series ended in a nightmare Saturday morning, just hours before the Richmond-area team was to take the field in the ESPN2-televised championship game in Kirkland, Wash. Little League officials in Williamsport, Pa., disqualified the team of 12-to-14-year-olds because of an inappropriate social media posting. Atlee manager Scott Currie told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the post, which…

Ryan Lochte finishes fifth in first USA Swimming race since suspension – USA TODAY

Sunday, August 06, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE A Brazilian appellate court has dismissed a criminal charge against American swimmer Ryan Lochte, who claimed he was robbed during the 2016 Rio Olympics. Twelve-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte competes in the 100-meter backstroke final during the 2017 U.S. Open Championship Series at Nassau County Aquatics Center on Aug. 5.(Photo: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports) EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — In his first USA Swimming-sanctioned event…

American Legion baseball: Pierz advances to region title game, 5-0 – St. Cloud Times

Sunday, August 06, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Pierz advances to state baseball championship game with 1-0 win. Wochit Baseball(Photo: Times graphic) WAHPETON, N.D. — No baby yet, but Dylan Pittman returned to the Pierz American Legion baseball team and Matt Tautges welcomed him back with a two-hitter. Pierz Post 341 defeated Las Vegas (Nevada) 5-0 in the Division II Central Plains Regional semifinals to advance to the championship game. Pierz (17-1) will…

Daily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for Sunday – ESPN

Sunday, August 06, 2017

5:51 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The first Sunday of August treats us to a standard slate, featuring the New York Mets hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Sunday night ESPN game. Two of my favorite hurlers, Luis Severino and Aaron Nola look to build on their stellar campaigns, while youngsters Lucas Sims and Erick Fedde look to build on their recent MLB debuts….

Saturday’s regional sports roundup: Atlee girls DQ’d from national Junior League title game on ESPN2 because of … – Daily Press

Sunday, August 06, 2017

LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL:  The Atlee Little League’s dream run through softball’s Junior League World Series ended in a nightmare Saturday morning, just hours before the Richmond-area team was to take the field in the ESPN2-televised championship game in Kirkland, Wash. Little League officials in Williamsport, Pa., disqualified the team of 12-to-14-year-olds because of an inappropriate social media posting. Atlee manager Scott Currie told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the post, which…

Shooting at Lakewood sports complex in NJ leaves at least 4 wounded – New York Daily News

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Four people were seriously wounded as gunfire erupted during a party at a Lakewood, N.J., sports complex Saturday night, police said. A woman called cops around 9:40 p.m. and said she was on her way to Monmouth Medical Southern Campus Hospital with at least one victim hurt in the Frank Bartolf Sports Complex shooting, according to a Lakewood police news release. Inside the emergency room, police found…

Greg Hansen’s top 10 families in Tucson sports history – Arizona Daily Star

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Editor’s note: This summer, Star columnist Greg Hansen has been counting down the top 10 of just about everything related to Tucson sports. His summer series ends today, with a list of the top 10 families in Tucson sports history:  Joseph G. Hassey was a Detroit cab driver in the 1920s who moved to Tucson for the simplest reason: a doctor suggested his asthmatic condition could be helped by breathing…

Sports radio host Scott Garrard takes over for longtime ‘voice of the Aggies’ Al Lewis after Utah State shakeup – Salt Lake Tribune

Sunday, August 06, 2017

UTAH STATE AGGIES OVER THE AIRWAVES Salt Lake City • 1280 AM, 97.5 FM (KZSN) Logan • 92.3 FM (KBLU-LP) Preston, Idaho • 1340 AM, 105.5 FM (KACH) Price • 95.3 FM (KRPX) Green River • 102.7 FM (KRPX) Moab • 100.3 FM (KRPX) Orangeville • 95.9 FM (KRPX)

Game on: Irvine’s Great Park opens first part of new sports park, which is twice the size of Disneyland – OCRegister

Sunday, August 06, 2017

IRVINE — You may not know what’s actually at the Orange County Great Park, except for that giant orange balloon. That might change now. On Saturday, Aug. 5, the city of Irvine and developer FivePoint hosted a grand opening of the first phase of the 194-acre Great Park Sports Park, which is the biggest of its kind in Orange County — larger than Disneyland and Disney California Adventure combined. “I…

Take A Pilgrimage To America’s Sport Sanctuaries In ‘The Arena … – NPR

Sunday, August 06, 2017

The Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians play on June 16, 2015, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. David Banks/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption David Banks/Getty Images The Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians play on June 16, 2015, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. David Banks/Getty Images If he had to choose two teams to play in the World Series based only on their home stadiums, Rafi Kohan would like…

Sports radio host Scott Garrard takes over for longtime ‘voice of the Aggies’ Al Lewis after Utah State shakeup – Salt Lake Tribune

Sunday, August 06, 2017

UTAH STATE AGGIES OVER THE AIRWAVES Salt Lake City • 1280 AM, 97.5 FM (KZSN) Logan • 92.3 FM (KBLU-LP) Preston, Idaho • 1340 AM, 105.5 FM (KACH) Price • 95.3 FM (KRPX) Green River • 102.7 FM (KRPX) Moab • 100.3 FM (KRPX) Orangeville • 95.9 FM (KRPX)

Greg Hansen’s top 10 families in Tucson sports history – Arizona Daily Star

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Editor’s note: This summer, Star columnist Greg Hansen has been counting down the top 10 of just about everything related to Tucson sports. His summer series ends today, with a list of the top 10 families in Tucson sports history:  Joseph G. Hassey was a Detroit cab driver in the 1920s who moved to Tucson for the simplest reason: a doctor suggested his asthmatic condition could be helped by breathing…

TV’s Sports Problem – Barron’s – Barron’s

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Are you ready for some football? Amazon.com is. A few months ago, it agreed to pay the National Football League $50 million for streaming rights to 10 Thursday Night Football games starting on Sep. 28. That’s five times what Twitter paid for a similar deal last season. For now, streaming is a mere sideshow to television in sports. The Thursday games will air simultaneously on the NFL Network, and on…

Paris Saint-Germain soccer club insists Neymar deal will make both dollars and sense – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Here are a few things worth $613 million: The combined 2017 payrolls of the Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Rays, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox A fleet of a dozen Boeing 737 jets Four Rembrandts and a painting each by da Vinci and Raphael One 25-year-old soccer player from Brazil When French club Paris Saint-Germain agreed last week to…