Tag: sports

On Brutal Tour Day That Culls 12 Riders, Froome Still on Top

CHAMBERY, France (AP) — The Tour de France threw the kitchen sink at Chris Froome: steep mountain ascents followed by daredevil descents at speeds exceeding 70 kilometers (45 miles) per hour that wiped out other riders, the loss of his top teammate in a crash, a breakdown on his bike, and rivals who tried to make him crack with bursts of acceleration.

Usain Bolt, Julian Forte, Alonso Edward, Rasheed Dwyer

Adidas Ending IAAF Sponsorship Over Doping Allegations

For 11 years Adidas sportswear has been one of the biggest supporters of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). But that relationship has just come to an abrupt end, a direct result, it is said, of the IAAF’s developing doping and corruption scandal.

The Rugby World Cup: What You Need To Know

One of the world’s largest sporting events kicks off today. The Rugby World Cup 2015 will commence with an opening ceremony at 19:00 (BST), followed immediately by the first match of the tournament between host nation England and Fiji.

Jenner Boosts Ratings for ESPY Awards

When ESPN’s ESPY awards announced that it was giving a “courage” award to Bruce Jenner, Bob Costas and others deemed it a transparent effort to boost viewership. Now, it looks like Jenner’s appearance to accept the award did just that.

American Football vs. International Futbol

George Carlin’s classic critique of football and baseball strikes today as slightly yesterday. But his premise easily extrapolates to compare and contrast the good ol’ US of A and all our funny-sounding international neighbors, who seem to adore a kicky-kick sport (what we call “soccer”) managed by the honorable men of FIFA.

Massive College Athlete Grade Fixing Scandal Revealed

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a sordid story tracing the decades-long grade fixing scandal that has engulfed college sports, revealing a scandal that reaches from the players and their representatives all the way to the teachers, coaches and college administrators.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Praises Protesters, Says They Have Nothing to Do with Cop Killer

Six-time NBA Most Valuable player, holder of six league championship rings and the greatest scorer in the history of the game, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, cited Ecclesiastes when contemplating the meaning of two executed police officers in New York City and the nationwide upheaval caused by the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner on the streets of the Big Apple.

Tampa Bay Rays Stadium Deal Falls Apart

After months of negotiating terms and conditions to build a new stadium, the St. Petersburg City Council said no to a proposed deal hammered out by Mayor Rick Kriseman and Tampa Bay Rays brass. According to the Tampa Bay Times,