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What Amazing Sports Plays Are No Longer Special? – Deadspin

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Illustration by Sam Woolley/GMG Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we’re talking Fritos, hobbies, working while hungover , and more. Your letters: Jordan: When did robbing home runs become so commonplace? Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s (yeah, I’m old as dirt) I don’t remember anyone ever scaling a wall to steal a sure home run. Nowadays,…

Boom in women’s sport causing spike in injuries, study finds – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The boom in women’s sport has led to a rise in related injuries, a study has found.  Figures show a “spike” in injuries relating to physical activity in women, according to health insurance provider Bupa.  There has been an overall 35 per cent rise in sport-related problems as a proportion of the overall injuries reported, the data shows.  Half of the top 24 injuries which have grown in incidence are…

What Happened to Superman? How Dwight Howard Lost His Way and Is Trying to Get It Back – Sports Illustrated

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dwight Howard peers out the living-room window of his condominium on the 25th floor of an apartment building in uptown Atlanta and points south: beyond Buckhead, past the skyline, to a neighborhood by Hartsfield-Jackson airport’s westernmost runways that he can’t see. Every couple months he drives there, to College Park, and idles on Godby Road, in front of the lot where his childhood home used to sit, before it burned…

Game changers: Rio Ferdinand and the stars who swapped sports – The Guardian

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

When former footballer Paolo Maldini bowed out of his nascent tennis career after a solitary chastening afternoon on clay, he summed up the difficulties with the elegance of a man more used to taking effortless command of the defences of Italy and AC Milan. “It was like writing a poem after studying years of maths,” Maldini said after suffering a 6-1, 6-1 doubles defeat at the Aspria Tennis Cup in…

How Sports Can Unlearn Toxic Masculinity – The Nation.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett during a playoff game against the Detroit Lions on January 7, 2017. (AP Photo / Ryan Kang) This week we speak to Joe Ehrmann, former NFL player and founder of InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Change Lives. Ad Policy Also, I speak about the solidarity statement we organized to support Seattle Seahawk Michael Bennett, in his efforts to challenge the violence and racial profiling of…

The thinking behind Snapchat’s sports and weather filters – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Examples from Weather Co. and ScoreStream show dynamic geofilters, or small informational banners overlaid on images. (Los Angeles Times photo illustration) Snapchat isn’t a resource many turn to for weather and sports scores, but it’s spending increasing amounts of money on licensing deals to give users such information. For Snapchat, the intention isn’t so much about helping people figure out how to dress that day or how their favorite team…

Boom in women’s sport causing spike in injuries, study finds – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The boom in women’s sport has led to a rise in related injuries, a study has found.  Figures show a “spike” in injuries relating to physical activity in women, according to health insurance provider Bupa.  There has been an overall 35 per cent rise in sport-related problems as a proportion of the overall injuries reported, the data shows.  Half of the top 24 injuries which have grown in incidence are…

McDEVITT | The Fall Blues of a Cornell Sports Fan – Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Last Friday, I stood in a crowd of 100 sweaty 20-year-olds at the State Theatre of Ithaca to enjoy a performance by one of my favorite bands, Two Door Cinema Club. A long wait between the opener and the main act had left the crowd antsy, and as the build up was about to culminate in the band’s arrival onstage, I felt an urge to yell something. “Let’s! Go! Red!”…

This is the world’s most valuable sports team – CBS News

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Dallas Cowboys not only are the NFL’s most valuable franchise for the 11th straight year, they are the top-valued team in the world. According to Forbes magazine, their worth increased 14 percent in the last year, reaching $4.8 billion. That’s more than $1 billion ahead of the Patriots ($3.7 billion). Rounding out the NFL’s top five are the Giants ($3.3 billion), Redskins ($3.1 billion) and 49ers ($3.05 billion). On…

Safest Bet in Sports: Men Complaining About a Female Announcer’s Voice – New York Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The veteran N.F.L. reporter Andrea Kremer said she was hardly surprised by the backlash against Mowins’s play-by-play on the sport’s biggest stage. “I have no doubt that ‘hating the sound of her voice’ is code for ‘I hate that there was a woman announcing football,’” Kremer told me. The whining was neither surprising nor accurate, Kremer said: “One of the many positives about Beth doing the game, in addition to…

Kellyanne Conway says sports and entertainment are becoming too politicized and ‘America is responding by tuning out’ – Business Insider

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pool/Getty Images Kellyanne Conway, senior counselor to the president, took on Hollywood and criticized what she deemed the “unfortunate” politicization of entertainment and sports during an interview on “Fox & Friends” on Monday.  The comments came the morning after the annual Emmy Awards, which featured a surprise appearance by former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and a series of jabs at President Donald Trump. “Your takeaway from yesterday’s three hour celebrity…

‘I’m handing back my medal’: Is Paralympic sport classification fit for purpose? – BBC Sport

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Athletes are grouped depending on the level of their impairment to try to ensure fair competition With medals being handed back, officials alleging dirty tricks, and calls for an independent system to judge levels of disability, is Paralympic sport losing trust? A File on 4 special – Paralympic Sport – Fair Play?– spoke to athletes, parents, coaches and classifiers, and uncovered claims of tactics including the taping up of arms,…

Safest Bet in Sports: Men Complaining About a Female Announcer’s Voice – New York Times

Monday, September 18, 2017

The veteran N.F.L. reporter Andrea Kremer said she was hardly surprised by the backlash against Mowins’s play-by-play on the sport’s biggest stage. “I have no doubt that ‘hating the sound of her voice’ is code for ‘I hate that there was a woman announcing football,’” Kremer told me. The whining was neither surprising nor accurate, Kremer said: “One of the many positives about Beth doing the game, in addition to…

CBS Sports 130 college football rankings: Clemson ties Alabama at the top as No. 1 – CBSSports.com

Monday, September 18, 2017

The comprehensive college football ranking of all FBS teams, now known as the CBS Sports 130, has been running for a few years. Ballots of CBS Sports and 247Sports writers have provided us with a full view of the sport’s landscape beyond the reach of the weekly top 25 polls.  Never in that time has there been a tie for No. 1 … until now. Though we’ve had different No….

This is the world’s most valuable sports team – CBS News

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Dallas Cowboys not only are the NFL’s most valuable franchise for the 11th straight year, they are the top-valued team in the world. According to Forbes magazine, their worth increased 14 percent in the last year, reaching $4.8 billion. That’s more than $1 billion ahead of the Patriots ($3.7 billion). Rounding out the NFL’s top five are the Giants ($3.3 billion), Redskins ($3.1 billion) and 49ers ($3.05 billion). On…

‘Stick to sports’ or stick to reality? Jemele Hill controversy highlights media issues – Chicago Tribune

Monday, September 18, 2017

Years ago, it seemed standards were pretty clear for most journalists: Keep your opinions to yourself. This is still the ethos many of us try to live by as an understanding that our professional life and our personal lives overlap as journalists. We aren’t really ever off the clock or not representing the media outlet for which we work. But that’s getting trickier with social media and news outlets like…

Adidas passed Jordan Brand as the 2nd-biggest US sports shoe brand. That’s a big deal. – SB Nation

Monday, September 18, 2017

In news that no one would have predicted just several short years ago, Adidas has jumped Jordan Brand to become the No. 2 seller of sports footwear in the United States. This is a big deal, and especially considering Adidas fell behind Under Armour in combined footwear and athletic apparel sales in 2015. Adidas has overtaken Jordan as the #2 brand in U.S. sport footwear. This is an achievement I…

Safest Bet in Sports: Men Complaining About a Female Announcer’s Voice – New York Times

Monday, September 18, 2017

The veteran N.F.L. reporter Andrea Kremer said she was hardly surprised by the backlash against Mowins’s play-by-play on the sport’s biggest stage. “I have no doubt that ‘hating the sound of her voice’ is code for ‘I hate that there was a woman announcing football,’” Kremer told me. The whining was neither surprising nor accurate, Kremer said: “One of the many positives about Beth doing the game, in addition to…

‘Stick to sports’ or stick to reality? Jemele Hill controversy highlights media issues – Chicago Tribune

Monday, September 18, 2017

Years ago, it seemed standards were pretty clear for most journalists: Keep your opinions to yourself. This is still the ethos many of us try to live by as an understanding that our professional life and our personal lives overlap as journalists. We aren’t really ever off the clock or not representing the media outlet for which we work. But that’s getting trickier with social media and news outlets like…

Safest Bet in Sports: Men Complaining About a Female Announcer’s Voice – New York Times

Monday, September 18, 2017

The veteran N.F.L. reporter Andrea Kremer said she was hardly surprised by the backlash against Mowins’s play-by-play on the sport’s biggest stage. “I have no doubt that ‘hating the sound of her voice’ is code for ‘I hate that there was a woman announcing football,’” Kremer told me. The whining was neither surprising nor accurate, Kremer said: “One of the many positives about Beth doing the game, in addition to…