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Thursday, November 02, 2017

Sports Illustrated called the 2017 World Series — three years ago – CNN

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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Thursday’s Hot Clicks: Jess Strother; Kate Upton and Justin Verlander Enjoy Some World Series PDA – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

In Thursday’s Hot Clicks, we look at every angle of the Astros World Series victory. Plus a feature on the lovely Jess Strother. World Series Round-Up Houston, we have a title. It only took 55 years but the Astros are champions. Some items of interest: Yuli Gurriel tipped his hat to Yu Darvish during his first at-bat … ​Here’s a look at the game’s final out … Carlos Beltran cried…

Joe Buck and John Smoltz Spearheaded Fox’s Excellent World Series Broadcast – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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Australian sport supports same-sex marriage in key ballot – ABC News

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Try telling Charlie Winn and Steve Thorne that sports and politics don’t mix. As Australia votes in a postal survey on same-sex marriage, Winn and Thorne, who helped found the gay rugby team the Sydney Convicts, hope a positive result might mean the government will allow same-sex couples to be legally married in their country. And if it happens, it could be due to the widespread support of most of…

That Astros Prediction? SI Did It Before… Kind of – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Did you know SI made another prescient prediction in 2011? By now you’ve heard about the 2014 Sports Illustrated cover that presaged the Astros’ 2017 World Series victory. But did know SI already correctly predicted a future World Series win? In the March 21, 2011 issue of SI, Joe Posnanski wrote an unusual season preview for the Kansas City Royals, written in the past tense from a future where the Royals are no longer a…

The Best Tweets About Sports Illustrated’s Prophetic 2014 Astros Cover – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Did you hear? In 2014, Sports Illustrated predicted that the Astros would win the World Series in 2017. Did you hear? In 2014, Sports Illustrated predicted that the Astros would win the World Series in 2017. And it happened.  Here’s the backstory: The Astros were not a good baseball team in 2014. In fact, they were pretty bad, finishing the year 70–92, which actually followed three seasons of winning less than 60 games. But…

Para-swimmers are ‘exaggerating their disability’, MPs told | Sport … – The Guardian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The crisis facing the Paralympic movement over alleged abuse of the classification system deepened on Wednesday after claims swimmers are deliberately exaggerating their disability in order to win more medals. Mark Hanson, whose daughter Levana is a swimmer, claimed one father bought a wheelchair on eBay so his child, who Hanson claimed had always walked unaided, could hoodwink classifiers into thinking the swimmer had a more severe disability. Tanni Grey-Thompson…

A $75 million youth sports complex in Indiana had plans for big fun … – Indianapolis Star

Thursday, November 02, 2017

CLOSE A proposed sports resort in Portage is the latest large recreational sports complex slated for Indiana. Dwight Adams/IndyStar The Catalyst Lifestyles Sport Resort is an ambitious, $75 million youth recreational complex proposed for Portage, Ind. However, company officials filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Oct. 31, 2017.(Photo: Provided by Catalyst Lifestyles Spors Resort) The developers of a major Portage sports complex made a big splash — and lofty…

WWE Wrestling News: Emma released due to conflict within … – SI.com – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

SI.com’s Week in Wrestling is published every Wednesday and provides beneath the surface coverage of the business of pro wrestling. News of the Week: Emma, Darren Young, and Summer Rae released A WWE corporate release delivered some of the coldest words in wrestling this past Sunday, offering Emma, Darren Young, and Summer Rae “the best in all of their future endeavors.” The release of Emma was the most peculiar, considering she…

Bill Bidwill Goes Into Arizona Sports Hall Of Fame – AZCardinals.com

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Bill Bidwill couldn’t make it to his induction into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Wednesday night, but in some ways, that was fitting for the Cardinals owner. “He’s 86, and he’s slowing down, like a lot of 86-year-olds,” his son, Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said during his acceptance for his father . “But if he was here, he’d probably send me up to do this speech anyway.” “Anyone who…

Para-swimmers are ‘exaggerating their disability’, MPs told – The Guardian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The crisis facing the Paralympic movement over alleged abuse of the classification system deepened on Wednesday after claims swimmers are deliberately exaggerating their disability in order to win more medals. Mark Hanson, whose daughter Levana is a swimmer, claimed one father bought a wheelchair on eBay so his child, who Hanson claimed had always walked unaided, could hoodwink classifiers into thinking the swimmer had a more severe disability. Tanni Grey-Thompson…

Houston Strong: Title-Starved Astros Deliver First Championship with World Series Game 7 Win Over Dodgers – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

It was George Springer who graced the cover of the June 30, 2014 issue of Sports Illustrated that audaciously touted the Astros as 2017 World Series champions, and in Wednesday night’s Game 7 at Dodger Stadium, it was Springer who made that a reality. With his first two two trips to the plate, the 27-year-old centerfielder capped a record-setting offensive performance, chased Dodgers starter Yu Darvish and helped the Astros…

Para-swimmers are ‘exaggerating their disability’, MPs told – The Guardian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The crisis facing the Paralympic movement over alleged abuse of the classification system deepened on Wednesday after claims swimmers are deliberately exaggerating their disability in order to win more medals. Mark Hanson, whose daughter Levana is a swimmer, claimed one father bought a wheelchair on eBay so his child, who Hanson claimed had always walked unaided, could hoodwink classifiers into thinking the swimmer had a more severe disability. Tanni Grey-Thompson…

Week In Wrestling: The Real Reason Behind Emma’s WWE Release; What’s the Future for Rockstar Spud? – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

SI.com’s Week in Wrestling is published every Wednesday and provides beneath the surface coverage of the business of pro wrestling. News of the Week: Emma, Darren Young, and Summer Rae released A WWE corporate release delivered some of the coldest words in wrestling this past Sunday, offering Emma, Darren Young, and Summer Rae “the best in all of their future endeavors.” The release of Emma was the most peculiar, considering she…

Why a $75 million Indiana sports complex for kids is going bankrupt – Indianapolis Star

Thursday, November 02, 2017

CLOSE A proposed sports resort in Portage is the latest large recreational sports complex slated for Indiana. Dwight Adams/IndyStar The Catalyst Lifestyles Sport Resort is an ambitious, $75 million youth recreational complex proposed for Portage, Ind. However, company officials filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Oct. 31, 2017.(Photo: Provided by Catalyst Lifestyles Spors Resort) The developers of a major Portage sports complex made a big splash — and lofty…

Papa John’s says NFL is hurting pizza sales, blames NFL ‘leadership’ for issue – CBSSports.com

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Everyone wants a piece of the national anthem controversy surrounding the NFL, but not as many people want a piece of Papa John’s product lately, and the two things are connected, according to the pizza chain’s founder. Speaking on an earnings call Wednesday, John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s, blamed the NFL for a dropoff in sales at the pizza chain and pointed directly to the national anthem controversy. “The…

Review: Samsung Gear Sport – WIRED

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

When smartwatches were first teased, companies like Google promised they would unplaster our faces from our ever-present smartphone screens and wisp us into a new age where we could remain connected without feeling addicted. It didn’t happen. They’re good for fitness tracking and feeding smartphone notifications to our wrists, but smartwatches remain more of a computing side dish than a main course. But as side dishes go, the 2017 Samsung…

Lululemon Drops Under Armour Patent Lawsuit Over Sports Bras – Bloomberg

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lululemon Athletica Inc., facing increased competition from rival athletic-apparel companies, has dropped a case in which it accused Under Armour Inc. of infringing patents for the designs of sports bras. The companies jointly asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit last week in federal court in Delaware, where Lululemon claimed several Under Armour sports bras infringed two patents for a criss-crossed strap design and copied the distinctive look of its…

Iowa’s ‘Wave’ — our best sport has a new best tradition – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

IOWA CITY – You can see their silhouette in the windows of the children’s hospital from a distance. Sick kids and their parents watching a college football game from rooms that overlook Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium. You’ve probably heard or read about the Wave, the new tradition that takes place at the end of the first quarter of Iowa home games. Fans turn toward the hospital and wave to those kids…