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Best in College Sports: No topping Ohio State’s 2014-15 season – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Full rankings: 2014-15 Best in College Sports Don’t worry about Ohio State. If and when college sports Armageddon hits, Ohio’s 145-year-old land grant giant will be fine. Only Stanford is in Ohio State’s league in terms of athletic commitment. Both offer 36 sports. (The NCAA officially says Stanford is ahead 36-35 so the parties may want to get together on this soon.) Nevertheless, Ohio State’s athletic budget is fifth nationally,…

You had one job … Jersey’s sports minister misses ceremony after civil … – The Independent

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Steve Pallett was due in Romania for the formal handover of the Dance World Cup to Jersey, as the island is hosting the competition next year. He had been due to receive a flag from Romania, who hosted this year’s event, on behalf of 3,000 competitors from 32 countries. But a mistake by civil servants led them to book a flight to Budapest, more than 500 miles to the north-west…

Why Daily Fantasy Sports Is Taking Over – Forbes

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

You might have seen the FanDuel advertisements during the NBA Playoffs over the past couple months. Unless you have been a mainstay in the fantasy sports community, those ads may have forced you to do a quick Google search. Websites like FanDuel and DraftKings are starting to take over the fantasy sports world, but the common fan might not fully understand what this is about. Heck, as someone who is…

Watch US Women’s World Cup Soccer Team React to President Obama’s Phone … – ABC News

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

It’s a good call. President Obama gave a buzz to the US Women’s Soccer team Tuesday afternoon following their historic World Cup Victory — yukking it up with the players and coach, according to a video posted online. In the video, posted on the White House Twitter feed, the President can be seen joking around with the women, who are gathered together listening to the Commander in Chief on speaker…

Best in College Sports: Ohio State, L’ville, UCLA lead 2014-15 rankings – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Dodd: Ohio State earns No. 1 spot | Norlander: Alford keeps UCLA relevant Once again, the world of college athletics provided a wealth of excitement during the 2014-15 season. Ohio State won the first College Football Playoff, capturing its first national title in the sport since 2002. Duke returned to the top of men’s basketball, ending a short four-year drought and winning the championship. Virginia catapulted itself to the top…

Time Inc. Acquires Youth Sports Firms, Creates ‘Sports Illustrated Play’ Unit – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

By Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg Time Inc. has acquired three youth-focused digital sports companies and an events business, as the publisher looks to place bets on growing areas of media and reduce its dependence on print advertising and circulation revenue. The company has purchased SportsSignup and LeagueAthletics.com, which provide online management tools to youth sports leagues that enable parents, coaches and players to check information such as team schedules and statistics….

Best in College Sports: No topping Ohio State’s 2014-15 season – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Full rankings: 2014-15 Best in College Sports Don’t worry about Ohio State. If and when college sports Armageddon hits, Ohio’s 145-year-old land grant giant will be fine. Only Stanford is in Ohio State’s league in terms of athletic commitment. Both offer 36 sports. (The NCAA officially says Stanford is ahead 36-35 so the parties may want to get together on this soon.) Nevertheless, Ohio State’s athletic budget is fifth nationally,…

Kyrgios ‘shocked’ by criticism – BBC Sport

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Nick Kyrgios says he has been “shocked” at the level of criticism he has received following his Wimbledon exit. The 20-year-old Australian was accused of not trying in parts of his fourth round loss to Richard Gasquet. “I’ve read a whole lot. Comments like ‘he shouldn’t be representing Australia’, ‘he’s a disgrace’. It’s tough to…

NASCAR executive defends safety efforts in wake of Austin Dillon crash … – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

NASCAR hasn’t had enough time yet to determine what safety changes may result from Austin Dillon’s terrifying last-lap crash at Daytona International Speedway early Monday morning. That’s the word from NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer Steve O’Donnell, who said in a Tuesday afternoon teleconference that the sanctioning body has no timetable for the completion of the investigation into Dillon’s crash. Dillon’s car went into the Daytona frontstretch…

NASCAR dialing up new rules packages to enhance passing – USA TODAY

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Reigning Brickyard 400 champion Jeff Gordon is looking forward to the new package that will be used at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.(Photo: Mike DiNovo, USA TODAY Sports) NASCAR on Tuesday announced rules package changes for four of the final nine races of the Sprint Cup regular season and left open the possibility of more in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The new packages, intended to stoke passing and enliven a…

FIFA Under Pressure To Pay Women’s Soccer Teams Fairly – Huffington Post

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

A national campaign to pressure FIFA to pay women’s soccer teams fairly gained wide attention in its first day, after the international soccer governing body awarded the U.S. women’s soccer team, winners of the Women’s World Cup, $6 million less than it paid men’s teams that lost in the first round of last year’s World Cup. The U.S. women’s soccer team not only won the World Cup on Sunday —…

Steam’s Latest Hit Is About Cars Playing Soccer – Kotaku

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

I only stopped playing Rocket League to write this article, and man am I ever itching to get back to it. Rocket League just came out today—after a lengthy period of testing—on PS4 (for free, if you’re a PS Plus member) and Steam, where it’s doing especially well. Rocket League is Steam’s latest sensation, currently the second best seller on the whole service behind only Ark: Survival Evolved, and it’s…

New York Holding Parade for Champion US Women’s Soccer Team – ABC News

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

The confetti will be flying when the city holds a parade for the U.S. women’s soccer team to celebrate its World Cup victory. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration announced Tuesday that the parade has been scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. in lower Manhattan, along Broadway from the Battery to City Hall, known as the Canyon of Heroes. The celebration will include a program at City Hall. The team defeated…

What was fastest baseball game ever? – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Monday night’s Blue Jays-White Sox game was a remarkable 1 hour, 54 minutes long, the shortest major-league game in four years. lRelated Chicago White Sox Strikeout streak ends, but Chris Sale outduels Mark Buehrle See all related But what is the fastest nine-inning in MLB history? That would be the Sept. 28, 1919, game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies in the Polo Grounds. Behind pitcher Jesse…

Monte Lee finalizes Clemson Baseball staff – WYFF Greenville

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Head coach Monte Lee added four assistants to his staff, announced Tuesday. Lee, who was named head coach on June 18, retained Bradley LeCroy as recruiting coordinator. Lee also named Andrew See as pitching coach, Greg Starbuck as volunteer assistant and retained Brad Owens as director of baseball operations. “I’m very excited about my three assistant coaches along with Brad Owens,” said Lee. “Retaining Coach LeCroy was a no-brainer. He’s…

“It was pretty bad:” Baseball fan recovering after being hit in the face by a … – fox6now.com

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Credit: FOX Sports Wisconsin MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee Brewers loss to the Atlanta Braves was not the primary concern for many baseball fans at Miller Park on Monday night, July 6th. That’s because a fan was hurt after being struck in the face by a foul ball. “I’ve been to hundreds of games and it was definitely up there with one of the worst ones,” said Andy Radjenovich, a Brewers…

Fantasy baseball advice: MLB FanDuel lineup advice for Tuesday, July 7 – SB Nation

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

First off, a quick introduction, though if you don’t know what FanDuel is, well, you’re missing out. FanDuel is a site that offers daily fantasy sports games. Participants are given a chance every day to select new players, fill out a lineup and, most importantly, win some cash. If you choose poorly Monday you can come back Tuesday and try again. Easy as that. Click here to enter a $5 FanDuel contest that offers a $10,000…

Best in College Sports: Ohio State, L’ville, UCLA lead 2014-15 rankings – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Dodd: Ohio State earns No. 1 spot | Norlander: Alford keeps UCLA relevant Once again, the world of college athletics provided a wealth of excitement during the 2014-15 season. Ohio State won the first College Football Playoff, capturing its first national title in the sport since 2002. Duke returned to the top of men’s basketball, ending a short four-year drought and winning the championship. Virginia catapulted itself to the top…

Time Inc. Acquires Youth Sports Firms, Creates ‘Sports Illustrated Play’ Unit – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

By Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg Time Inc. has acquired three youth-focused digital sports companies and an events business, as the publisher looks to place bets on growing areas of media and reduce its dependence on print advertising and circulation revenue. The company has purchased SportsSignup and LeagueAthletics.com, which provide online management tools to youth sports leagues that enable parents, coaches and players to check information such as team schedules and statistics….

Best in College Sports: No topping Ohio State’s 2014-15 season – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Full rankings: 2014-15 Best in College Sports Don’t worry about Ohio State. If and when college sports Armageddon hits, Ohio’s 145-year-old land grant giant will be fine. Only Stanford is in Ohio State’s league in terms of athletic commitment. Both offer 36 sports. (The NCAA officially says Stanford is ahead 36-35 so the parties may want to get together on this soon.) Nevertheless, Ohio State’s athletic budget is fifth nationally,…