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Hugh Freeze speaks: ‘God is good, even in difficult times’ – USA TODAY

Thursday, July 27, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE USA TODAY Sports Dan Wolken reveals how he broke the Hugh Freeze scandal and explains what the college football world can learn from it. USA TODAY Sports Hugh Freeze resigned last week after five seasons as coach at Ole Miss.(Photo: Matt Bush, USA TODAY Sports) OXFORD, Miss. — Hugh Freeze made his first public comments Wednesday since abruptly resigning as Mississippi’s football coach last week….

Finland Has a Sports Screw Loose – New York Times

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Swamp soccer. Wife carrying. Phone throwing. The country used to be formidable in traditional sports, but has pivoted hard to the bizarre side of competition. By ANDREW KEHJULY 27, 2017

New CBS Sports Network series starts with look at Villanova’s 2016 NCAA title win – CBSSports.com

Thursday, July 27, 2017

CBS Sports Network is launching a new documentary series titled “Four Sides of the Story,” which will dive into some of the most iconic sports moments over the years involving multiple narrators, perspectives, and first-person accounts. The series will offer four unique angles on some of the most popular sports moments over the years — from Kris Kenkins’ NCAA title-winning buzzer beater in 2016, to Tiger Woods’ first PGA Tournament…

Morris’s 88th-minute goal gives US Gold Cup title – FOXSports.com

Thursday, July 27, 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) As the victorious American players bounced so hard the podium shook, medals round their necks, a beaming Bruce Arena in the back raised his arms to the air right along with them as gold confetti began to fall. The U.S. resurgence is off to an impressive start since Arena returned late last year. Another CONCACAF Gold Cup crown, and now on to more important business: qualifying…

Hugh Freeze speaks: ‘God is good, even in difficult times’ – USA TODAY

Thursday, July 27, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE USA TODAY Sports Dan Wolken reveals how he broke the Hugh Freeze scandal and explains what the college football world can learn from it. USA TODAY Sports Hugh Freeze resigned last week after five seasons as coach at Ole Miss.(Photo: Matt Bush, USA TODAY Sports) OXFORD, Miss. — Hugh Freeze made his first public comments Wednesday since abruptly resigning as Mississippi’s football coach last week….

Why should I care about sports in July? – Backing The Pack (blog)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Following sports is crazy now. Every single sport (I’m looking at you, table tennis) is generating news year round. The NBA Draft and free agency period have turned the post-Finals summer into a barnstorm of headlines (Dennis Smith Jr. for ROY!!) and Woj bombs. Even baseball has summer energy thanks to Aaron Judge. But what about the Wolfpack? As much as I try to tell myself that I can just…

New CBS Sports Network series starts with look at Villanova’s 2016 NCAA title win – CBSSports.com

Thursday, July 27, 2017

CBS Sports Network is launching a new documentary series titled “Four Sides of the Story,” which will dive into some of the most iconic sports moments over the years involving multiple narrators, perspectives, and first-person accounts. The series will offer four unique angles on some of the most popular sports moments over the years — from Kris Kenkins’ NCAA title-winning buzzer beater in 2016, to Tiger Woods’ first PGA Tournament…

Nielsen Strikes Out-of-Home Measurement Pact With CNN, Turner Sports – Variety

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Time Warner’s CNN and Turner Sports will take part in Nielsen’s service that measures so-called “out of home” viewership, the latest signal that the media industry is working to capture audiences watching video programming in ways that have not been counted as seriously in the past. Under terms of the agreement, the Turner units will get viewership credit for both program and commercial ratings for up to seven days of…

Exclusive: Sports Minister says MCC’s decision to introduce women’s honours list is "about time" – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, July 27, 2017

“The fact that we are about to have an honours’ board there to recognise them – well, it’s about time,” said Crouch.  “I was at Lord’s on Sunday and it was an incredibly tense match. I think it is good news for cricket, never mind women’s cricket. Clearly these women will go on and inspire, I hope, girls to get involved and there may well have been many there on…

Why can’t we celebrate women’s sport without relating it to men’s? – The Guardian (blog)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Forgive me if the following comes across as naively euphoric. But we’ll only know it’s a truly watershed summer for women’s sport if we get through it without being overwhelmed by commentary on what men’s football could learn from it all. They’re poorer but they’re a million times more dignified! They’re less watched but their crowds don’t have any hooligans in them! They may not have supercars but they have…

Novak Djokovic to miss rest of 2017, including US Open – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Novak Djokovic will sit out the rest of this season because of an injured right elbow, meaning he will miss the U.S. Open and end his streak of participating in 51 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments. ”It is the most important for me to recover, to be able to play injury free for as long as possible, to compete in the sport that has given me so much, the sport I…

Why can’t we celebrate women’s sport without relating it to men’s? – The Guardian (blog)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Forgive me if the following comes across as naively euphoric. But we’ll only know it’s a truly watershed summer for women’s sport if we get through it without being overwhelmed by commentary on what men’s football could learn from it all. They’re poorer but they’re a million times more dignified! They’re less watched but their crowds don’t have any hooligans in them! They may not have supercars but they have…

Sports Illustrated debuts sexy swimwear for real women at Miami Swim Week – Fox News

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Miami Swim Week is always a hot ticket. But this year’s swimwear showcase was especially steamy. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit topped the annual event’s Saturday show with the debut of its body-inclusive Sports Illustrated Swim and Active apparel line, shown on a stunning cast of curvy, real-women models. The bathing beauties, all finalists in a contest that will culminate with a winner being photographed for the February Swimsuit Issue…

Tuesday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

PRO FOOTBALL CHICAGO (AP) Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school. It’s the largest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a debilitating brain disease that can cause a range of symptoms including memory loss. The report doesn’t confirm that the condition is…

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley wins £15m court case – BBC News

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption Mike Ashley was described in court as a “power drinker” Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has won a High Court battle with an investment banker over a £15m deal allegedly made in a pub. Jeffrey Blue told the court Newcastle United’s owner reneged on a promise to pay him a multimillion-pound sum if he increased the firm’s share price. The court heard about “drink-fuelled” meetings…

Why can’t we celebrate women’s sport without relating it to men’s? – The Guardian (blog)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Forgive me if the following comes across as naively euphoric. But we’ll only know it’s a truly watershed summer for women’s sport if we get through it without being overwhelmed by commentary on what men’s football could learn from it all. They’re poorer but they’re a million times more dignified! They’re less watched but their crowds don’t have any hooligans in them! They may not have supercars but they have…

Sports Illustrated models debut sexy swimwear for real women – New York Post

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

SI Swimsuit hopeful models the upcoming line, which will come in sizes 2 to 20.Getty Images for SWIMMIAMI Miami Swim Week is always a hot ticket. But this year’s swim wear showcase was especially steamy. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit topped the annual event’s Saturday show with the debut of its body-inclusive Sports Illustrated Swim and Active apparel line, shown on a stunning cast of curvy, real-women models. The bathing beauties, all…

610 Sports no longer home for KU radio broadcasts in Kansas City – Kansas City Star

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Kansas City’s 610 Sports Radio will no longer be the home of Kansas men’s basketball and football games, the station announced on its website Tuesday. This ends a previous 18-year agreement between Entercom, which owns 610 Sports, and KU Athletics. “We greatly appreciate all the years we had with them (at KU). They’re good people down there,” said Dave Alpert, vice president and general manager of Entercom Kansas City. “We…

Opposition to Michael Vick’s soon-to-be inclusion in Virginia Tech’s sports hall grows – Roanoke Times

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick speaks with reporters before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Atlanta.