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Los Angeles is closer to hosting another Olympics, while few cities can stay in race – USA TODAY

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti (R) and LA2024 bid chairman Casey Wasserman (L) speak about the 2024 Los Angeles Olympic Games bid at press conference at the Annenbuerg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach on May 11.(Photo: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) LOS ANGELES — It’s an oft-repeated quip from Mayor Eric Garcetti when he discusses the 88% support in Los Angeles for the city’s Olympic bid. In his…

Iron Maiden Play Soccer Match on Day Off Before Dallas Concert – Loudwire

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Did you know Steve Harris had a promising career as a professional soccer player during his youth? Fortunately, he kept his bass strapped to his side and pursued Iron Maiden instead and it’s safe to say there’s probably not much regret there. Maiden’s (and especially Harris’) love of soccer is well-known and on a day off before performing in Dallas, Texas, they took to the field for a pickup soccer…

Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice June 24 – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

P – Robbie Ray P – Jason Vargas C – Sandy Leon 1B – Alex Avila 2B – Jed Lowrie 3B – Jedd Gyorko SS – Jean Segura OF – Trey Mancini OF – Yoenis Cespedes OF – Adam Jones

Nelson Cruz on American food and clubhouse differences – ESPN

Saturday, June 24, 2017

8:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment This interview was conducted in Spanish and has been translated. Nelson Cruz’ career spans two decades and four teams. He’s earned four All-Star appearances, an ALCS MVP award, a Silver Slugger award and the 2014 home run title. But his journey wasn’t always smooth. He spoke with Marly Rivera about moving to the U.S. two decades ago, and how…

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

Saturday, June 24, 2017

SATURDAY ON TV PRO BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB — MLB, Texas at N.Y. Yankees 4 p.m. FOX OHIO — MLB, Cincinnati at Washington FS1 — MLB, Milwaukee at Atlanta 7 p.m. FOX-41 — MLB, Pittsburgh at St. Louis 10 p.m. MLB — MLB, Colorado at L.A. Dodgers SOCCER 11 a.m. FOX-41 — FIFA Confederations Cup, Mexico vs. Russia FS1 — FIFA Confederations Cup, New Zealand vs. Portugal 1:30 p.m. FOX-41…

California’s Texas travel ban creates confusion in college sports – Texas Tribune

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The politicians running Texas and California continue to prove that they want nothing to do with each other. But athletes in the two states are inextricably linked. As a result, the latest salvo in the Texas v. California culture wars has created widespread confusion in the college sports world. That confusion stems from a decision this week by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to ban state-funded employee travel to Texas….

Watch Cristiano Ronaldo score his 75th international goal for Portugal – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo became Portugal’s all-time leading scorer long ago, but he keeps banging them in. And on Saturday, in Portugal’s Confederations Cup clash against New Zealand, he scored his 75th career goal for his country. The goal is not just notable for being a round(ish) number — Ronaldo is now tied for the second-most international goals by a European. Ronaldo is now level with Hungary legend Sandor Kocsis, who astonishingly…

BJ Penn is fighting for love of the sport rather than legacy – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

It’s nearly impossible to mention the name B.J. Penn without then automatically reeling off a long list of accomplishments from his career. He’s a former two-division champion in the UFC after winning titles at both welterweight and lightweight. He fought anybody and everybody, including fighters well above him in both height and weight. He’s a UFC Hall of Famer. Simply put, B.J. Penn is a legend. But these days as…

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh glad to let elite athletes play two sports in college – Detroit Free Press

Saturday, June 24, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh fielded questions during some down time at the Michigan elite camp on June 23, 2017, in Ann Arbor. Video by Mark Snyder/DFP Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh after the U-M elite camp on June 23, 2017.(Photo: Mark Snyder, DFP) As the rest of Michigan football’s freshman class begins academic orientation on Saturday, they’ll consider their football futures. Some will also consider playing…

Alon Day becomes first Israeli to race in the NASCAR Cup Series – Autoweek

Saturday, June 24, 2017

In Israel, video games used to be the closest people could get to motorsports as racing was outlawed throughout the country until 2012. Enter Alon Day. When the 25-year-old Tel Aviv native takes the green flag on Sunday in the Toyota/Save Mart 350, he will become the first Israeli born driver to compete in NASCAR and that journey began in the digital world before transitioning to the physical…

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

Saturday, June 24, 2017

SATURDAY ON TV PRO BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB — MLB, Texas at N.Y. Yankees 4 p.m. FOX OHIO — MLB, Cincinnati at Washington FS1 — MLB, Milwaukee at Atlanta 7 p.m. FOX-41 — MLB, Pittsburgh at St. Louis 10 p.m. MLB — MLB, Colorado at L.A. Dodgers SOCCER 11 a.m. FOX-41 — FIFA Confederations Cup, Mexico vs. Russia FS1 — FIFA Confederations Cup, New Zealand vs. Portugal 1:30 p.m. FOX-41…

California’s Texas travel ban creates confusion in college sports – Texas Tribune

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The politicians running Texas and California continue to prove that they want nothing to do with each other. But athletes in the two states are inextricably linked. As a result, the latest salvo in the Texas v. California culture wars has created widespread confusion in the college sports world. That confusion stems from a decision this week by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to ban state-funded employee travel to Texas….

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh glad to let elite athletes play two sports in college – Detroit Free Press

Saturday, June 24, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh fielded questions during some down time at the Michigan elite camp on June 23, 2017, in Ann Arbor. Video by Mark Snyder/DFP Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh after the U-M elite camp on June 23, 2017.(Photo: Mark Snyder, DFP) As the rest of Michigan football’s freshman class begins academic orientation on Saturday, they’ll consider their football futures. Some will also consider playing…

Friday’s Sports In Brief – Washington Times

Saturday, June 24, 2017

NBA EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) – Magic Johnson pointed a long index finger at the wall of the Los Angeles Lakers’ training complex, where the 16-time NBA champions’ nine retired numbers hang over the practice court. “I’m going to put a little pressure on you right now,” Johnson said to Lonzo Ball. “You look to your right, there’s some jerseys hanging on that wall. We expect a Ball jersey hanging…

New Zealand 30-15 Lions: first Test – as it happened – The Guardian

Saturday, June 24, 2017

5.29am EDT05:29 Full time! New Zealand 30-15 Lions You have to say New Zealand are thoroughly worth that win, probably by a few points. The Lions had some magical moments of their own but New Zealand were in total control. The dominated the gainline, they were on top at the scrum and they were lethal when they had their chances. O”Brien’s try has a thing of beauty and the Lions…

WATCH: Josh Jackson won’t be taking up baseball any time soon – CBSSports.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Josh Jackson is extremely good at basketball.  That is why the Phoenix Suns chose him with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday night, as they hope he can join fellow youngsters Devin Booker and Marquese Chriss on their rebuilding journey.  They did not pick him because of his baseball skills, which is a good thing, because as he showed Friday night, Josh Jackson is…

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

Saturday, June 24, 2017

SATURDAY ON TV PRO BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB — MLB, Texas at N.Y. Yankees 4 p.m. FOX OHIO — MLB, Cincinnati at Washington FS1 — MLB, Milwaukee at Atlanta 7 p.m. FOX-41 — MLB, Pittsburgh at St. Louis 10 p.m. MLB — MLB, Colorado at L.A. Dodgers SOCCER 11 a.m. FOX-41 — FIFA Confederations Cup, Mexico vs. Russia FS1 — FIFA Confederations Cup, New Zealand vs. Portugal 1:30 p.m. FOX-41…

California’s Texas travel ban creates confusion in college sports – Texas Tribune

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The politicians running Texas and California continue to prove that they want nothing to do with each other. But athletes in the two states are inextricably linked. As a result, the latest salvo in the Texas v. California culture wars has created widespread confusion in the college sports world. That confusion stems from a decision this week by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to ban state-funded employee travel to Texas….

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh glad to let elite athletes play two sports in college – Detroit Free Press

Saturday, June 24, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh fielded questions during some down time at the Michigan elite camp on June 23, 2017, in Ann Arbor. Video by Mark Snyder/DFP Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh after the U-M elite camp on June 23, 2017.(Photo: Mark Snyder, DFP) As the rest of Michigan football’s freshman class begins academic orientation on Saturday, they’ll consider their football futures. Some will also consider playing…

As it happened – Scotland lose to Fiji – BBC Sport

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Well it wasn’t to be for Scotland today as Fiji spoiled their hopes of a perfect summer of three tour wins from three. The Fijians played some wonderful stuff and a few of Scotland’s fringe players found the going tough in Suva. The knowledge that many of his big guns were missing or rested for this match may be small comfort for Gregor Townsed, though he’ll undoubtedly be frustrated with…