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Does media pay enough attention to women’s sports?

You may not know it from watching mainstream sports television or reading America’s newspapers, but women play professional sports too. It’s true! They play basketball and soccer and hockey and softball and more. They compete quadrennially during the Olympics, sure, but also year-round in all kinds of pro leagues and international events. And all of this goes mostly ignored...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets players decline to talk after Terry Collins doesn't play them in ASG

Baseball goes out of its way to have every team represented at the All-Star Game, but one National League team didn't have any of its players get into Tuesday's game ... the New York Mets.Despite having Mets skipper Terry Collins in charge of the National League, none of three players who attended the game from the defending NL champs touched the field Tuesday. And it appears as...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Why black America needs its athletes to answer the call

I read each one of the 1,710 words that Brando Simeo Starkey published in his article written for The Undefeated, “Why we must stop pushing black athletes to use their platform.” Upon finishing, I was only left with a thought: How did we as black people get to the place where not only challenging our athletes to engage in fighting for the cause was no longer needed, but it is...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC announces additional duties for Mike Tirico at network

When NBC announced its record 170 announcers for the Rio Olympics, one name was noticeably absent. Mike Tirico. Well, we know now what he will be doing in Rio. He’ll be one of the daytime hosts for NBC to be stationed at its Copacabana Beach set, almost in the same location where he was a host for ESPN for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. But before Mike heads to Brazil, he’ll be back...
Via Awful Announcing
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NHLer Ray Whitney to serve as caddie at Rio Olympics

Ray Whitney hasn’t skated in the NHL since the 2013-14 season, but the 44-year-old is still about to head off to one of the biggest competitions in all of sports. Whitney won’t be competing, but he will serve as a caddie for Canadian golfer Graham DeLaet. Graham DeLaet tells me former NHLer Ray Whitney will be his caddy in Rio. Whitney won the Stanley Cup in '06 (and has...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Summer league baseball team will host a “2nd Amendment Appreciation Night”

The Battle Creek Bombers, a collegiate summer league team based in Michigan, is hosting a “2nd Amendment Appreciation Night” this Friday. The event is sponsored by a gun dealer called Freedom Firearms, and will allow Bombers fans to open carry while taking in the game Friday night. If this sounds like a terrible idea, just wait until you hear the rationale behind the event...
Via The Comeback
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

NY State Assembly rules daily fantasy sports is not gambling

The New York State Assembly overwhelmingly voted in favor to pass the daily fantasy sports bill, ruling that daily fantasy sports is not gambling. As passed along by ESPN’s David Payne Purdum, New York’s assembly voted 91-22 in favor, though the bill does still have to pass the Senate. Interestingly, the bill includes many gambling provisions, which is ironic considering the...
Via Sportsnaut
June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Arizona sports anchor celebrates Kanye’s birthday with themed sportscast

Kanye West celebrated his 39th birthday on June 8 like anyone else would: by enjoying a nice birthday cake with candles and a “Happy Birthday” serenade from close friends and family. However, unlike the rest of us, West also received gifts and recognition from people he never knew existed on his special day. One particularly notable tribute to the musician came from the sports...
Via Awful Announcing
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN president John Skipper obliterates Bill Simmons

Bill Simmons has bashed ESPN on numerous occasions since the network decided to not renew his contract, and his former boss is finally firing back. Over the weekend, ESPN president John Skipper was asked about a theory Simmons has proposed regarding why the World Wide Leader decided to part ways with him. Simmons told Jim Rutenberg of the New York Times that he wonders if Disney...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Ronaldo, Messi, LeBron top Forbes' highest-paid athletes list

A pair of futból players are the world’s highest-paid athletes in 2016, according to Forbes’ new list, which factors in both salary and endorsements. Cristiano Ronaldo leads all earners with $88 million, followed by Lionel Messi’s $81.4 million. Then comes LeBron at $77.2 million and Roger Federer $67.8 million. The list is different at the top than last year’s, when Floyd...
Via The Comeback
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons apologizes for talk about ESPN employees

Bill Simmons took some more shots at ESPN in an interview that was published this week, and he made one remark that seemed particularly harsh. While chatting with The Hollywood Reporter about the way things ended at the World Wide Leader, Simmons implied that ESPN has fired or moved on from all of its respectable employees. “They’ve now gotten rid of everybody who is a little...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Bill Simmons making between $7-$9M per year at HBO

From the moment it was revealed that ESPN would not be renewing his contract, Bill Simmons was courted by just about every media network and major internet venture out there. He ultimately struck a deal with HBO — a very lucrative one, at that. The Hollywood Reporter released a lengthy feature on Simmons this week, revealing that sources claim Simmons will be making somewhere...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Sports Authority seeks to reject sponsorship agreements

Sports Authority, a currently bankrupt and soon to be defunct company, has filed a motion in court attempting to get out of nine sponsorship agreements. Those include agreements with the Colorado Rockies, Denver Broncos, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, New York Jets and the Philadelphia Eagles “The Englewood-based sporting...
Via Sportsnaut
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: This fitness model can throw better than some NFL QBs

As we all know, there are a number of quarterbacks – at both the college level and the professional level – who have trouble throwing the ball consistently with accuracy. Fitness model Callie Bundy, apparently, doesn’t.  Bundy, one of the more popular fitness models on Instagram, uploaded video of herself hitting different targets with a football earlier this week. The video...
Via College Spun
June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

A guide to 'Finals Weekend' in the Bay Area

Typically, a weekend in June in which both of the Bay Area’s baseball teams are on the road would result in the greater sports fan realm having a serious case of boredom and blues.But the expansive California market is in rare territory this year. Nobody will be without a sports fix due to the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics being out of town, as the Golden State Warriors...
Via Yardbarker
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: This wakeboarder is clearly in the wrong sport

Expect to see this one a few times on the internet this weekend. It is bound to go viral. While wakeboarding, Dante Digangi, a personal trainer, made a flipping football catch on a pass from champion wakeskater Reed Hansen. It is pretty wild. What do you got on this @bobsoven ? @dantedigangi with the hands. #handsteam @Hitcase @rockstaryenergy @ronixwakeboards @supraboats...
Via College Spun
May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Georgia cheerleaders suffer more concussions than football players

Apparently, it’s safer to play college football in the SEC than it is to be a cheerleader at the University of Georgia, where cheerleaders have reportedly suffered more concussions than the football players the past four years. Jon Solomon of CBS Sports reported on this Tuesday morning. Georgia sports medicine director Ron Courson: In last 4 years, UGa had more concussions...
Via Sportsnaut
May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Five things I learned when I started running

The unfiltered truth can serve as an ultimate haymaker to the chin. Once delivered, it is served raw and cold. No feelings attached. No subjectivity involved. No emotions displayed. Nine weeks ago, my unfiltered truth was delivered in the form of stepping on the scale, the instrument that determines what weight class I belong to. At 299.6 pounds, I was officially in the heavyweight...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Ted Cruz calls hoop 'basketball ring' while recreating 'Hoosiers'

The No. 1 rule of mixing politics and sports is … don’t mix politics and sports. We’ve seen through the years that it’s rarely a good idea for politicians to use sports in an attempt to appeal to voters. At best, it sounds like forced pandering. At worst, it’s awkward and cringeworthy. Enter Ted Cruz, who certainly gave us plenty of awkward and cringeworthy-ness Tuesday...
Via NESN.com
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

10 professional athletes who went out in style

In case you somehow missed it, Kobe Bryant ended his NBA career Wednesday night in a manner that just isn’t supposed to happen in real life. In his final game, the "Black Mamba” scored 60 points in the Lakers' 101-96 win over the Jazz, a win that also eliminated the Jazz from playoff contention. For Lakers fans, who are unaccustomed to dealing with the recent years of frustration...
Via Yardbarker
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

The five most surprising, bizarre sports arrests ever

Tuesday marked the season finale of FX network’s “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” and the reviews of the depiction of the dramatic events surrounding the Simpson trial have been majority superb. Each of the 10 episodes turned into a Tuesday night event of reminiscing and live-tweeting. Watching the last episode sparked a conversation between a friend and...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

The seven most drama-filled franchises in sports

The Los Angeles Lakers are dominating headlines in sports again, and for once this season it’s not due to Kobe Bryant’s impending retirement. Instead, the drama revolves around point guard D’Angelo Russell allegedly leaking a video of teammate Nick Young detailing his sexual escapades in what Young thought to be a private conversation. Although it’s not clear what the long...
Via Yardbarker
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Sports Authority files for bankruptcy, closing or selling about 140 stores

Sports Authority, one of the country’s most recognizable sporting goods retailers, announced Wednesday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company’s CEO, Michael Foss, wrote in an email to customers that Sports Authority intends to close or sell approximately 140 stores in the coming months. He called it a “necessary step” in the company’s plan...
Via NESN.com
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Potential breastfeeding scandal nipped at Canadian curling tourney

Officials and organizers overseeing the Canadian women’s curling championships in Alberta this week narrowly avoided  controversy by nipping a potential breastfeeding scandal before it overran the tournament. The Canadian Press reports that a private breastfeeding area has been hastily set up inside Revolution Place, the site of the women’s curling championships, so that...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Pop star Lady Gaga will sing national anthem at Super Bowl 50

It’s official – we now know who will sing the National Anthem ahead of this Sunday’s Super Bowl. Pop recording artist Lady Gaga, who earlier this year won a Golden Globe for her work in American Horror Story: Hotel, will do the honors. Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, has also won six Grammy awards. The NFL announced the news Tuesday afternoon. Super Bowl 50...
Via College Spun
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

The 10 best pro sports franchises to buy if you win the $1.5 billion

As you are no doubt aware at this time, the jackpot for the Powerball lottery game is expected to reach $1.5 billion by the time Wednesday’s drawing is completed. You’ve certainly heard about the odds of winning and all of the better things you could be doing with your money than buying a ticket, but if winning a Powerball jackpot is about daring to dream, let’s really...
Via The Comeback
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Steve Harvey botches Miss Universe announcement

While you were watching the Arizona Cardinals take on the Philadelphia Eagles on “Sunday Night Football,” a chaotic scene unfolded at the Miss Universe pageant. The pageant was down to the final two — Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, and Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach — when host Steve Harvey announced that Gutierrez was the new Miss Universe. However, it turns...
Via NESN.com
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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