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Live video Saturday: Des Moines Register All-Iowa Sports Awards – DesMoinesRegister.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Buy Photo Des Moines Register Sports Awards featuring Shaquille O’Neal.(Photo: The Register)Buy Photo Where can you catch the state’s best high school student-athletes plus sports and pop culture icon Shaquille O’Neal in the same room?  At the 2017 Des Moines Register All-Iowa Sports Awards on Friday evening at Wells Fargo Arena. RELATED: Where does your school rank in our all-sports standings? Watch all the awards, Shaq’s speech and more on this livestream….

NASCAR: Crew chief Knaus missing notes after theft – Roanoke Times

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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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…

Tyson lobbyist wounded in baseball shooting is discharged from hospital – Politico

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Matt Mika, the director of government relations for Tyson’s D.C. office, was sent to the Washington hospital after suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the chest when a lone gunman fired on the June 14 practice. | AP Photo By Cristiano Lima 06/23/2017 08:09 PM EDT Matt Mika, the Tyson Foods lobbyist who was one of five victims injured during the shooting at a congressional baseball practice last week, was discharged…

Consumed by home runs and power pitching, today’s version of baseball is almost unrecognizable – New York Daily News

Saturday, June 24, 2017

What have they done to my game? Baseballs are flying out of ballparks in record numbers. They are on pace this year to go over 6,000! Hitters are conversely striking out in record numbers. Managers are using relief pitchers in record numbers and the game itself has become almost unrecognizable from the tidy 2½-hour strategy-fests that so captured the nation’s conscience for over 100 years. Strategy? There is…

Let the Waiting Begin: Calling Pitches, Slowly, in College Baseball – New York Times

Saturday, June 24, 2017

In Sunday night’s game, it routinely took O’Sullivan 10 to 17 seconds to signal Rivera once the pitcher had the ball. The tempo improved two nights later when Florida played again. O’Sullivan, in his sixth trip to the Series, shrugged off the first night pokiness as an anomaly. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “The first game is always a little weird,” he said. Last year’s College World Series games…

Local Baseball: May does it all for Rattlers in rout of Lake Geneva – Journal Times

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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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…

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….

Why you shouldn’t celebrate your favorite NBA team’s draft pick just yet – Yahoo Sports

Saturday, June 24, 2017

A lot of financial dreams came true on Thursday night in the NBA draft. Which is awesome. There were many instant millionaires minted with a hug from Adam Silver. Now here’s the reality check: It will be a long time before many of the playing dreams come true. The draft is a young man’s night. The NBA remains a grown man’s league. Thursday night was a lot of empty calories….

Celebrating Title IX at 45: Pac-12 women’s sports by the numbers – Pac-12.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Today, June 23, 2017, marks the 45th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the U.S. federal law that mandates equal opportunities on college campuses for men and women. It is thanks to this law and the determination of decades of committed coaches and administrators that women’s sports have been able to flourish in the Pac-12 for the past 45 years.  Take a look at a small snapshot of what…

Multiple blockbuster trades shake up NHL on draft day – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Blackhawks get: Brandon Saad (F) Anton Forsberg (G) 2018 5th round pick Blue Jackets get: Artemi Panarin (F) Tyler Motte (F) 2017 6th round pick   This is an interesting deal reunites Saad with some old friends in Chicago, where he won two Cups. Those old friends — primarily Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane — might be a big reason the deal happened,…

Former NASCAR driver Robby Gordon banned from racing in Australia – Sporting News

Friday, June 23, 2017

Don’t ever do donuts in the streets of Darwin, Australia, because not even professional drivers can get away with that stunt. Robby Gordon is living proof of that. According to The Daily Telegraph, the former NASCAR driver has been banned from racing in Australia after he did donuts on the streets of Darwin on Saturday night. The incident was caught on video and Gordon was fined $4,000 while also receiving…

Grieving Family Finds Joy — And Healing — In Soccer – WBUR

Friday, June 23, 2017

“I mean, if you have Mack in goal, like, you gotta work hard still,” Quinn Murphy says. “But you can trust him that — he’s yelling at you to get in the right position, and making sure your team doesn’t give up easy goals.” Murphy, a thirteen-year-old soccer player, knows the value of a good goal-keeper. So did Vladimir Nabokov. He once wrote: “The goal-keeper is the lone eagle, the…

Strikeouts Can’t Kill Baseball (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love the Whiff) – The Ringer (blog)

Friday, June 23, 2017

If you pay any attention to baseball, you know about the narrative that the sport is circling the drain. As my colleague Bryan Curtis chronicled, the first known assertion that baseball is dying dates from 1868, and the flood of cautionary notices and premature memorials hasn’t slowed since. The latest alarm comes from Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci, in a piece published Tuesday. “What Happened to Baseball?” the article inquires. “Home…

Consumed by home runs and power pitching, today’s version of baseball is almost unrecognizable – New York Daily News

Friday, June 23, 2017

What have they done to my game? Baseballs are flying out of ballparks in record numbers. They are on pace this year to go over 6,000! Hitters are conversely striking out in record numbers. Managers are using relief pitchers in record numbers and the game itself has become almost unrecognizable from the tidy 2½-hour strategy-fests that so captured the nation’s conscience for over 100 years. Strategy? There is…

LSU baseball vs. Oregon State: live updates, score from 2017 College World Series – SECcountry.com

Friday, June 23, 2017

LSU baseball meets Oregon State at 3 ET on Friday, June 23 in an elimination game for the Tigers. It will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. LSU lost to Oregon State 13-1 on Monday to put it in the losers bracket. The Tigers have to defeat the Beavers twice on Friday and Saturday to advance to the championship series of the College World Series. LSU vs. Oregon State baseball live…

House reviews options to boost security after congressional baseball shooting – CBS News

Friday, June 23, 2017

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Do not let this Mets fan hold your kid at a baseball game – New York Post

Friday, June 23, 2017

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Ridiculously early 2018 NBA Mock Draft: DeAndre Ayton, Michael Porter start on top – CBSSports.com

Friday, June 23, 2017

Via trade with Nets DeAndre Ayton, C, Arizona The ideal modern-day big man, Ayton can block shots, run the floor and shoot it from deep. Such a high ceiling. The next guy is the better player, but Ayton is the better fit.