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A girl with short hair was kicked out of a soccer tournament because she ‘looks like a boy’ – Washington Post

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

It’s not hard to spot Milagros “Mili” Hernandez on the soccer field — she’s the girl with the short, not-quite-pixie cut and the outsize talent. She’s been playing since she was 5, but the 8-year-old was bumped up to a team full of 11-year-olds after running circles around girls her own age in Omaha. Her biggest concern in life is soccer; she wants to play in high school, then college,…

The World’s Most Valuable Soccer Teams 2017 – Forbes

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Ashley Young, Eric Bailly, Daley Blind and Chris Smalling of Manchester United take selfies with the trophy after the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images) No soccer team has done as good a job as Manchester United at turning a storied history of success on the pitch into profits. The Red Devils have won…

What’s in Your Attic? Baseball Cards May Help a Collection Fetch Nearly $1 Million – New York Times

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

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How sports scientists are trying to change college football – ESPN

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

9:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The smell of bacon wafts through the most unorthodox office in Schembechler Hall on a spring morning in Ann Arbor. Separated from the rest of the staffers, Fergus Connolly can stand in his doorway in the corner of Michigan’s football facility and keep an eye on the team’s buffet-style training table. The L-shape desk tucked inside is decorated with…

9 NFL teams that should wear throwback uniforms full-time – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

I’m probably in the minority on this, but Dallas’ uniforms are not great. There are two different grays, two different blues, and neither of them match the other. At home, they wear white jerseys with blueish gray pants, but on the road they wear navy jerseys and silver pants. It’s their traditional uniform set that hasn’t changed in years, but their Thanksgiving throwbacks are so much better. The white…

A girl with short hair was kicked out of a soccer tournament because she ‘looks like a boy’ – Washington Post

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

It’s not hard to spot Milagros “Mili” Hernandez on the soccer field — she’s the girl with the short, not-quite-pixie cut and the outsized talent. She’s been playing since she was 5, but recently the 8-year-old was bumped up to a team full of 11-year-olds, after running circles around girls her own age in Omaha. Her biggest concern in life is soccer, but her dad, Gerardo Hernandez, recently inquired about…

Black NASCAR driver ‘Bubba’ Wallace: Will he help break open the whitest of sports? – Washington Post

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace attends the Special NASCAR Screening of Disney Pixar’s CARS 3 on May 23, 2017 in Kannapolis, North Carolina. (Bob Leverone/Getty Images for Disney) NASCAR history was made in 1961, when Wendell Scott became the first black driver to race at the sport’s top level. But it wasn’t the breakthrough moment it might sound like. Since then, only two other black drivers — Willy T. Ribbs in 1986…

A Jilted Paris Has Pined for the Olympics, but the Long Wait May … – New York Times

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

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The highs and lows of David Beckham’s hunt for a Miami soccer stadium. It’s a long list. – Miami Herald

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

After four years of fizzled land deals and foiled optimism, David Beckham finally looks to be on the verge of acquiring enough Miami real estate to build a Major League Soccer stadium. On Tuesday, Miami-Dade commissioners are being asked to ratify a recommendation by the mayor to sell Beckham’s partnership a three-acre county truck depot at the corner of Northwest Sixth St. and Sixth Avenue to complete the group’s nine-acre…

Canadian Women’s Hockey League to Add a Team From China … – New York Times

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

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What’s in Your Attic? Baseball Cards May Help a Collection Fetch Nearly $1 Million – New York Times

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

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Minor leaguer reportedly suspended 30 days for throwing baseball during brawl – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Last week we alerted you to a minor league brawl between the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers) and Dayton Dragons (Reds) of the Low Class-A Midwest League. During the brawl, Whitecaps outfielder Eduardo Jimenez threw a baseball into the scrum that struck Dragons pitcher Jesse Stallings. Here’s video of the brawl, which started with a stolen base by Dayton’s Jose Siri: As you can imagine, Jimenez was suspended for using a…

UK baseball advances to first super regional in program history – The Courier-Journal

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE UK players Logan Salow, Sean Hjelle and Kole Cottam break down regional final win over NC State. Jon Hale/The C-J Buy Photo Kentucky’s Marcus Carson celebrates after hitting a two-run double against NC State in the final of the NCAA Tournament’s Lexington regional. June 5, 2017(Photo: Scott Utterback/CJ )Buy Photo LEXINGTON, Ky. – As ace pitcher Sean Hjelle struck out the side in the ninth…

Chesterfield voids contract for Matheny-affiliated sports complex – STLtoday.com

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

CHESTERFIELD • A plan for a $55 million youth sports complex in the levee-protected flood plain here fell apart Monday night. City officials declared a contract for the project void because the development group behind the planned POWERplex facility missed a June 1 deadline. By that date, the group was supposed to show that it had nailed down $23 million in philanthropic contributions for the project….

Justin Bieber finally addresses claims that he’s a bandwagon sports … – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Among the many things Justin Bieber has been criticized for over the years is his tendency to show an allegiance to a wide variety of sports teams. Bieber has been spotted at sporting events wearing the jersey of a usually good team, leading many to call him a bandwagoner or frontrunner. Most recently, the Biebs posted a picture of himself sporting a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey. Not coincidentally, the Penguins are…

The Latest: Qatar sports network blocked in UAE – ABC News

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The Latest on the Gulf crisis after Saudi Arabia and other nations cut ties to Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Turkey’s prime minister says his country will press ahead with efforts to try and end a standoff between Qatar and its Arab neighbors through dialogue. In a speech to his ruling party’s legislators Tuesday, Binali Yildirim also said that the nations should not allow…

Savvy sports audiences care about team sponsorship deals – Phys.Org

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Players in a German professional soccer game compete on the field with company brands on their uniforms. A three-member research team has found that sports audiences pay attention to sponsorship deals and what shapes positive and negative reactions. Credit: Photo courtesy of David Woisetschläger Companies and sports team owners should never underestimate the communication impact of the sponsorship deals they make. Consumers and fans notice the nature of such deals,…

Manchester City closing in on Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand – SkySports

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Manchester City have made a significant step closer in their pursuit of Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand after Monaco slapped a £40m price tag on Benjamin Mendy. Sky Sports News HQ understands that Bertrand, along with his fellow England full-back Kyle Walker, could be City players within a fortnight. Sky sources reported in April that Bertrand and Tottenham’s Walker were both in City’s top-five on their list of targets this summer…

A girl with short hair was kicked out of a soccer tournament because she ‘looks like a boy’ – Washington Post

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

It’s not hard to spot Milagros “Mili” Hernandez on the soccer field — she’s the girl with the short, not-quite-pixie cut and the outsized talent. She’s been playing since she was 5, but recently the 8-year-old was bumped up to a team full of 11-year-olds, after running circles around girls her own age in Omaha. Her biggest concern in life is soccer, but her dad, Gerardo Hernandez, recently inquired about…

A Jilted Paris Has Pined for the Olympics, but the Long Wait May End in… – New York Times

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

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