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Fantasy Sports’ Real Crime: Dehumanizing the Athletes – New York Times

Thursday, November 26, 2015

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Olympic athletes boosted after sport escapes the worst in autumn statement – The Guardian

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes have been given a funding boost for the 2016 and 2020 Games. UK Sport, the funding body for elite athletes, will see its income increase by 29% over the next five years, according to the government. The elite funding body had feared significant cuts but the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will have its budget trimmed by 5% – rather than the…

Think You’re a Bargain Hunter? You Could Actually Be a Sport Shopper – Yahoo Health

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Shopping can feel like a sport, and now researchers say it’s just that for some people. (Stocksy) In a new study published in the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, scientists from San Francisco State University identified a new type of shopper: the sport shopper. According to the research, sport shoppers view shopping like a competitive sport. They enjoy outsmarting the retail system and bargain hunt for the thrill of…

Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch has surgery for sports hernia injury – ESPN

Thursday, November 26, 2015

0 Shares print RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had surgery Wednesday related to a sports hernia injury, coach Pete Carroll confirmed. “The doctor was very optimistic about a quick recovery,” Carroll said. “And that could mean within three or four weeks or something like that, there’s a chance. So we’ll see how that all works out.” Carroll was asked if it’s possible that Lynch could miss…

IR’s Engh continues baseball life, dream at High Point – Delmarva Daily Times

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Buy Photo Indian River’s Ryan Engh signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at High Point University.(Photo: Staff photo by Ryan Marshall)Buy Photo Ryan Engh is a baseball player. The way the Indian River senior talks, walks and presents himself, it’s pretty clear. Baseball is the life for Engh. Whether it is 100 degrees or snowing, Engh is working on his game, his parents, Andy and Natalie said. Playing…

Fantasy Sports’ Real Crime: Dehumanizing the Athletes – New York Times

Thursday, November 26, 2015

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Jeff Gordon: The driver who brought NASCAR mainstream – Nascar

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The classic NASCAR film “Days of Thunder” was loosely based on the career of 13-time premier series victor Tim Richmond, who had earned the nickname “Hollywood.” Given his comfort in the spotlight over the course of the past two decades, perhaps the nickname would also suit Jeff Gordon, who retired from full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition after falling just short in his bid for a historic fifth title on Sunday. Born…

How Toyota Used Nascar to Sway Loyal American Car Buyers – Bloomberg

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

One year into its Nascar Sprint Cup experiment, Toyota took new driver Kyle Busch on a tour of its offices and plants. Not in Honshu or Hokkaido, but rather California, Texas and Kentucky. “They showed us just how American the company is,” said Busch, who last week drove his No. 18 Camry to the Sprint Cup Series championship -– the biggest victory for Busch in his 11-year racing career and…

Toyota breaks through with first NASCAR driver’s championship – USA TODAY

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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UK Sport to receive 29 per cent funding increase in Autumn Statement shock in … – Daily Mail

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement contained an unexpected boost for UK Sport Move was unexpected – UK Sport had been expecting budget cuts British Olympic athletes will benefit from more money ahead of Rio 2016 Paralympians will also benefit for Rio and Tokyo Games in 2020 See more of the latest news updates on the 2015 Autumn Statement   By Chris Cutmore for MailOnline and Martyn Ziegler, Press Association…

Singapore Court Orders Release of Man Accused of Fixing Soccer Matches – New York Times

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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IR’s Engh continues baseball life, dream at High Point – Delmarva Daily Times

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Buy Photo Indian River’s Ryan Engh signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at High Point University.(Photo: Staff photo by Ryan Marshall)Buy Photo Ryan Engh is a baseball player. The way the Indian River senior talks, walks and presents himself, it’s pretty clear. Baseball is the life for Engh. Whether it is 100 degrees or snowing, Engh is working on his game, his parents, Andy and Natalie said. Playing…

Inside Baseball: Dodgers chase stars as cuts may have to wait; more news – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A Los Angeles Dodgers official was overheard to say at the recent owners meeting in Dallas that they’d like to move their payroll to $200 million from a record $300 million, and co-owner Todd Boehly told the Los Angeles Times that they’d like to get it “much closer to $200 million” than $300 million. Whichever it may be, it won’t be easy. Not this year, anyway. The Dodgers appear to…

Toyota breaks through with first NASCAR driver’s championship – USA TODAY

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

News Sports Life Money Tech Travel Opinion Settings Full Forecast Crosswords Elections 2016 Investigations Video Stocks Apps Best-Selling Books Classifieds College Corrections Interactives Newsletters Photo Galleries Portfolio Tracker Scores Web to Watch Your Take Newsstand Audio Search User Get the news Log In or Subscribe to skip 1 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Toyota breaks through with first NASCAR driver’s…

From Seton Hall to soccer stardom – Asbury Park Press

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sacha Kljestan of New York Red Bulls heads the ball in front of Steve Birnbaum of D.C. United.(Photo: Getty Images) Incredible as it may seem today, hardly anyone recruited Sacha Kljestan as a high school senior in Huntington Beach, Ca. One guy from New Jersey was an exception. Seton Hall men’s soccer coach Manny Schellscheidt saw something others overlooked. Maybe he didn’t envision a future Major League Soccer star and…

It’s time either to clean up sport or put the Teletubbies in charge – The Guardian (blog)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

If only there were performance-enhancing substances designed to boost sporting administrators. Not for leisure activities, you understand. Most of them are so incongruously corpulent that I already assume they rely on Viagra for that. But for their day jobs, to help them go faster, higher – more within 50 miles of competence. We really need a Victor Conte for the blazer class, who could mix something illicit to build up…

Baseball | Indians, Clippers continue partnership – Columbus Dispatch

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Clippers and Cleveland Indians will announce a two-year extension of their player development agreement today that will keep the Tribe at Huntington Park through the 2018 season. The Indians moved their triple-A operation to Columbus in 2009 to coincide with the opening of Huntington Park. The baseball marriage has been a piece of baseball heaven for both organizations. The Clippers have drawn 4,388,734 fans over the past seven seasons…

Skill Or Chance? Question Looms Over Fantasy Sports Industry – NPR

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

i New York’s attorney general’s office has filed lawsuits against the two biggest daily fantasy sports companies, FanDuel and DraftKings, demanding that they stop taking bets in New York. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Scott Olson/Getty Images New York’s attorney general’s office has filed lawsuits against the two biggest daily fantasy sports companies, FanDuel and DraftKings, demanding that they stop taking bets in New York. Scott Olson/Getty Images…

It’s time either to clean up sport or put the Teletubbies in charge – The Guardian (blog)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

If only there were performance-enhancing substances designed to boost sporting administrators. Not for leisure activities, you understand. Most of them are so incongruously corpulent that I already assume they rely on Viagra for that. But for their day jobs, to help them go faster, higher – more within 50 miles of competence. We really need a Victor Conte for the blazer class, who could mix something illicit to build up…

Bluegrass Sports Awards winners announced – Lexington Herald Leader

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Former Herald-Leader sports writer Mike Fields was among seven individuals named Tuesday as winners of the fifth annual Bluegrass Sports Awards. Fields, who retired last spring after 35 years at the newspaper covering high school sports, is joined by Larry Conley, Mike Battaglia, Donna Brothers, Kenny Rice, Van Florence and Bill Farish. The awards will be presented by Alltech at the Bluegrass Sports Awards banquet on Jan. 26 in Lexington….