World Sports

David Cameron filmed ‘jumping the queue’ to buy socks in JD Sports – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, May 29, 2017

Watch the moment ex-Prime Minister David Cameron appears to jump to the front of a queue – to buy some socks in JD Sports. Flanked by two bodyguards, he can be seen taking the white socks to the cash desk to pay, before realising he has the wrong size.   He then returns to the accessories rack to swap the socks before heading back to the cashier – pushing past…

It’s ‘EA Sports FIFA,’ not ‘FIFA 18’ for Nintendo Switch – Polygon

Monday, May 29, 2017

FIFA 18 will launch sometime this autumn on the usual spread of consoles and PC. Nintendo Switch owners will instead get EA Sports FIFA. That isn’t some parsed misreading of marketing copy. As noticed Friday by Eurogamer, Electronic Arts itself has specified two different FIFA video games to be shown at EA Play 2017 during E3: FIFA 18 and something called “EA Sports FIFA on the Nintendo Switch“ Given the…

Sports Business Journal apologizes for CAA tweet – New York Post

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sports Business Journal, the well-respected sports industry bible, sent out a tweet congratulating talent agency CAA for both winning one of its annual awards for “best talent representation” — and for sponsoring the publication’s “World Congress of Sports” event. The magazine, realizing how it might appear that CAA was being rewarded for its sponsorship, promptly apologized for the “poorly worded and inappropriate tweet,” sent out on Wednesday night. “Award winners…

Sports TV listings for Sunday May 28 – Roanoke Times

Sunday, May 28, 2017

AUTO RACING 8 a.m.: WSLS, Formula One, Monaco Grand Prix, at Monte Carlo, Monaco (prerace show at 7:30 a.m.) Noon: WSET, IndyCar Series, Indianapolis 500, at Indianapolis (prerace show at 11 a.m.) 6 p.m.: WFXR, NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, Coca-Cola 600, at Concord, N.C. (prerace show at 5:30 p.m.) COLLEGE BASEBALL Noon: ESPN2, ACC championship, at Louisville, Ky. Noon: ESPN3.com, Southern Conference championship, at Greenville,…

A-Rod Signs With ABC News, Expanding TV Presence Beyond Sports – Deadline

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Following the trail blazed by athletes like Michael Strahan, who parlayed a successful NFL career into a thriving run as a news personality, Alex Rodriguez has made a deal with ABC News, Deadline has confirmed. The former New York Yankees slugger will have a contributor role and appear occasionally on shows like Good Morning America, World News Tonight and Nightline, according to a source with knowledge of the deal. Rodriguez,…

Kell Brook breaks left eye socket against Errol Spence Jr – BBC Sport

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Kell Brook was stopped in the 11th round to surrender his IBF world welterweight title to Errol Spence Jr Kell Brook broke his left eye socket in Saturday’s defeat by Errol Spence Jr, his trainer Dominic Ingle has said. The Briton struggled with swelling on his left eye midway through the bout as he lost the IBF world welterweight title to the American in Sheffield. Brook, 31, had surgery after…

6 who can win the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte – FOXSports.com

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fresh off Saturday’s XFINITY Series win at CMS, Blaney, like Jones, is seeking his first Cup win. He seems poised to make a strong run at it in the 600, having been second-fastest in Friday’s first practice and leading Practice 2 on Saturday. He’ll start seventh.

Sports TV listings for Saturday May 27 – Roanoke Times

Saturday, May 27, 2017

ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE 7 p.m.: CBS Sports Network, Cleveland at Baltimore AUTO RACING 8 a.m.: NBC Sports Network, Formula One, Monaco Grand Prix, qualifying, at Monte Carlo, Monaco 9 a.m.: Fox Sports 1, NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, Coca-Cola 600, practice, at Concord, N.C. 10 a.m.: Fox Sports 1, NASCAR Xfinity Series, Hisense 4K TV 300, qualifying, at Concord, N.C. 11:30 a.m.: Fox Sports 1, NASCAR…

How To Be A Great Sports Agent: Marketing Pt. 2 – Forbes – Forbes

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Every player coming into an NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL draft will want to hear about what an agent can provide in marketing concepts and execution. Veterans in those sports may feel underutilized. Athletes of individual sports are very focused on marketing. Coaches and broadcasters will also want to see a marketing presentation. An agent needs to develop a philosophy on how to market a client and have the contacts and…

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea – BBC Sport

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Aaron Ramsey has now scored winning goals in two FA Cup finals Arsenal won the FA Cup for a record 13th time in a thrilling final by beating 10-man Chelsea, who were denied a league and cup double. The result means Arsene Wenger is the most successful manager in the competition’s history with seven victories. The Gunners had controversially taken the lead in the fifth minute through Alexis Sanchez, but…

California woman sues Jelly Belly Candy claiming beans were full of sugar – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, May 27, 2017

A San Bernardino County woman has filed suit against the Jelly Belly Candy Co. claiming that she was duped into buying and eating sugar-filled jelly beans when she thought she was devouring performance-enhancing “Sport Beans” instead. Jessica Gomez filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Fairfield, Calif.-based candy company in March, claiming they mislabeled sugar on the product’s list of ingredients. She is asking for damages, restitution and a court…

K2 Sports, other sports brands sold to private equity firm – The Seattle Times

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Hoboken, N.J.-based consumer-goods giant Newell Brands is selling its winter-sports businesses, which include Seattle-based K2 Sports ski-maker and Ride snowboards. The new owner will be New York-based private equity firm Kohlberg & Company. The $240 million deal is expected to close late in the second quarter or early in the third quarter. K2 and Ride could not be reached for comments or details on how the transaction will affect the…

Third go-round for Warriors-Cavaliers a rarity in sports – Chicago Sun-Times

Saturday, May 27, 2017

It never happened between Magic Johnson’s Lakers and Larry Bird’s Celtics. Same for Michael Jordan and Karl Malone or Jerry West and Bill Russell. While there have been 14 rematches in NBA Finals history, this year’s meeting between LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors will be the first trilogy in league history. After the Warriors beat the Cavs for their first title in 40 years in…

Best Sports Stadiums – The Onion (satire)

Saturday, May 27, 2017

As Detroit prepares to demolish and say goodbye to the storied Joe Louis Arena, Onion Sports examines some of the greatest stadiums of all time. Has been selected by The Saginaw News as the best 100,000-plus-seat venue in Washtenaw County for 13 consecutive years. Grunts travel up to 150 percent faster on clay courts than hard courts, making the home of the French Open a favorite among ATP pros. The…

In e-sports, it’s the bosses who are rallying for a union – Los Angeles Times

Friday, May 26, 2017

With threats of strikes and retaliatory layoffs, and no shortage of sniping on social media, a battle last winter had the stamps of a modern-day union war. Thing is, the workers weren’t even unionized. Professional video game players fumed at their team owner for going against his word, at least that’s how they saw it. They successfully leveraged the prospect of a strike to get out of his grip. And…

Sports Tech Company Acquired After Raising $24 Million – Forbes

Friday, May 26, 2017

Krossover founder Vasu Kulkarni says his company’s exit is a pretty good sign for the sports tech world. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images for AWXII) Sports video analysis and statistics company Krossover has been acquired by Dallas-based Blue Star Sports, a company linked to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and focused on building sports management software. The acquisition comes after Krossover, an eight year old company, has raised over $24 million…

Oscar De La Hoya to boxing fans: ‘Our sport might not ever recover’ from Mayweather-McGregor – Los Angeles Times

Friday, May 26, 2017

Oscar De La Hoya has penned a letter to boxing fans, urging them to turn their backs on the possible Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor boxing match. As former 10-time champion De La Hoya works to promote the Sept. 16 middleweight title bout between unbeaten, three-belt champion Gennady Golovkin and Mexico’s most popular fighter, former two-division champion Canelo Alvarez, his cause has been distracted by attention on Mayweather-McGregor. That…

David Bobin death: Sky Sports News presenters pay tribute – Daily Mail

Friday, May 26, 2017

Former Sky Sports News presenter David Bobin passed away on Wednesday The presenter moved to Sky Sports in 1993 after many years on terrestrial TV  Bobin was also known for fronting the channel’s Spanish football coverage  By Glen Williams For Mailonline Published: 11:11 EDT, 26 May 2017 | Updated: 12:21 EDT, 26 May 2017 e-mail 1 View comments Former Sky Sports News presenter David Bobin passed away on Wednesday at…

Knowing the Score by David Papineau review – sport meets philosophy – The Guardian

Friday, May 26, 2017

David Papineau is an eminent philosopher and a passionate lover of sport. For much of his life, he has kept the two spheres separate, fearing that to mix them would produce a double diminishment: philosophy robbed of its seriousness and sport of its excitement. Then, in 2012, a colleague invited him to contribute to a lecture series titled “Philosophy and Sport”, organised to coincide with that year’s Olympics. “I couldn’t…