The Mannings Give TV Sports Yet Another Alternate Viewing Option

ESPN has the quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning. CBS has the slime and SpongeBob allure of Nickelodeon. A boxing upstart even got Trump. For viewers, it’s ever more options beyond just watching the game.

#abc-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #athletics-and-sports, #cbs-corporation, #espn, #espn2, #football, #manning-eli, #manning-peyton, #national-broadcasting-co, #national-football-league, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

The N.F.L. Bets on Betting

Gambling on football has come out of the shadows.

#athletics-and-sports, #betfair, #casinos, #espn, #fanduel-com, #football, #football-college, #gambling, #internal-sub-only

Sport’s Post-9/11 Patriotism Seen as Unifier, and ‘Manipulation’

The jingoism at sporting events that temporarily surged during the Gulf War and roared back after Sept. 11 now often drives wedges, but sports leagues want it to stay.

#athletics-and-sports, #baseball, #engelbert-catherine, #kerr-steve, #major-league-soccer, #major-league-baseball, #national-basketball-assn, #national-football-league, #new-york-mets, #new-york-yankees, #selig-bud, #september-11-2001, #silver-adam-1962, #terrorism, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016, #womens-national-basketball-assn

What Can Sports Teach Us?

Sports matter, even if you don’t identify as a fan.

#athletics-and-sports, #big-12-conference, #college-athletics, #espn, #football-college, #southeastern-conference, #texas-tech-university, #university-of-oklahoma, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wages-and-salaries

Venus Williams on Mental Health: Being Tough Means Taking Care of My Whole Self

I used to think that winning depended on my physical health. Then my mother taught me that that was only the half of it.

#athletics-and-sports, #mental-health-and-disorders, #stigma

Jerry Harkness, 81, Dies; Star of a Historic Integrated Basketball Team

He was an All-American forward for Loyola University Chicago, which started four Black players against an all-white Mississippi team in the 1963 N.C.A.A. tournament.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball-college, #black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #harkness-jerry-1940-2021, #loyola-university-chicago, #mississippi-state-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #race-and-ethnicity

Billie Jean King: The First Female Athlete-Activist

In her new memoir, “All In,” King is as concerned with political and social issues as she is with tennis.

#all-in-an-autobiography-book, #athletics-and-sports, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #howard-johnette, #king-billie-jean, #tennis, #vollers-maryanne, #womens-rights

Exercise Vigorously for 4 Seconds. Repeat. Your Muscles May Thank You.

High-intensity interval training has surprising benefits for fitness and physical power, but don’t stay seated the rest of the day.

#athletics-and-sports, #exercise, #medicinescience-in-sportsexercise-journal, #muscles, #research

Facing Outrage Over Bikini Rule, Handball League Signals ‘Likely’ Change

In the weeks since Norway’s women’s beach handball team was fined for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms, other countries have increased pressure for a change in federation rules.

#american-samoa, #athletics-and-sports, #denmark, #discrimination, #fines-penalties, #handball, #hassan-moustafa, #international-handball-federation, #norway, #sexual-harassment, #team-handball, #uniforms, #women-and-girls

Gold Medals in Style From the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Athletes, performers and commentators offered up winning looks while competing at the highest level.

#athletics-and-sports, #fashion-and-apparel, #olympic-games-2020, #telfar-fashion-label, #tokyo-japan, #uniforms, #your-feed-fashion

Gareth Hughes, Sports Producer With a Human Touch, Dies at 41

A multiple Emmy winner, he created a specialty in crafting “teases,” short videos that precede major events like the Masters and N.F.L. playoff games.

#athletics-and-sports, #cbs-sports, #deaths-obituaries, #emmy-awards, #hughes-gareth-1979-2021, #television

Russia Scoffs at Tokyo Olympics Ban: ‘Let Them Listen to Classical Music’

Sports fans and officials in the country have no trouble seeing through the thin fiction of a doping-related ban on their national symbols at the Tokyo Olympics.

#athletics-and-sports, #moscow-russia, #olympic-games-2014, #olympic-games-2020, #russia, #russian-olympic-committee, #tokyo-japan

Alberto Salazar Barred from Track for Sexual, Emotional Misconduct

A former top coach who was once one of the world’s greatest distance runners, Salazar had already been suspended for breaking rules governing banned substances.

#athletics-and-sports, #doping-sports, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #nike-inc, #olympic-games-2020, #oregon, #salazar-alberto, #track-and-field, #united-states-anti-doping-agency, #us-center-for-safesport

Broadcaster Apologizes for ‘Inappropriate’ Images Aired During Olympic Parade

The South Korean broadcaster MBC showed photographs associating pizza with Italy, Chernobyl with Ukraine and Count Dracula with Romania in its coverage of the opening ceremony.

#athletics-and-sports, #international-relations, #mbc, #names-geographical, #news-and-news-media, #olympic-games-2022, #parades, #politics-and-government, #seoul-south-korea, #south-korea

Sponsorships in Hand, These Athletes Rely on Their Watches

Lots of competitors are paid as brand ambassadors, but sometimes the connection to a timepiece goes beyond just a paycheck.

#athletics-and-sports, #breitling-sa, #free-diving, #freestyle-skiing, #hublot-sa, #ironman-world-championship, #olympic-games-2020, #tennis, #tokyo-japan, #vekic-donna, #watches-and-clocks

Women’s Handball Players Are Fined for Rejecting Bikini Uniforms

Norway’s beach handball players were each fined 150 euros for wearing shorts rather than the required bikini bottoms. A spokeswoman for the International Handball Federation said she didn’t know the reason for the rule.

#athletics-and-sports, #bathing-suits-and-swimwear, #fines-penalties, #handball, #norway, #team-handball, #uniforms, #women-and-girls

A Storm at ESPN Over Rachel Nichols Comments on Maria Taylor

In comments still rippling through the network, the reporter Rachel Nichols, who is white, said Maria Taylor, who is Black, earned the job to host 2020 N.B.A. finals coverage because ESPN was “feeling pressure” on diversity.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #black-people, #careers-and-professions, #espn, #hiring-and-promotion, #internal-storyline-no, #nichols-rachel, #pitaro-james-a, #race-and-ethnicity, #rose-jalen, #taylor-maria, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wojnarowski-adrian, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

College Players May Make Money Off Their Fame, NCAA Panel Recommends

Pressured by a wave of state laws taking effect on July 1, the college sports industry is on the verge of letting players profit off their names, images and likenesses.

#athletics-and-sports, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #states-us, #student-athlete-compensation

College Players May Make Money Off Their Fame, Powerful N.C.A.A. Panel Recommends

Pressured by a wave of state laws taking effect on July 1, the college sports industry is on the verge of letting players profit off their names, images and likenesses.

#athletics-and-sports, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #states-us, #student-athlete-compensation

Carl Nassib Came Out. Coaches and Teammates Need to Step Up.

Allies have a big role to play in making L.G.B.T.Q. youth feel safe enough to play sports.

#athletics-and-sports, #education, #football, #kumi-yokoyama, #nassib-carl-1993, #shacarri-richardson, #soccer, #the-trevor-project, #track-and-field

N.C.A.A. Misses Target to Approve Rules to Let Players Profit Off Their Fame

Top leaders will meet again on Monday, three days before several state laws challenging the college sports industry are expected to take effect.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #student-athlete-compensation

The N.F.L.’s Carl Nassib Broke a Barrier. Will Others Follow?

The number of publicly out L.G.B.T.Q. athletes in men’s biggest pro leagues lags far behind that in women’s sports. Will Carl Nassib’s announcement change that?

#athletics-and-sports, #bird-sue, #clarendon-layshia-1991, #collins-jason, #football, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #institute-for-diversity-and-ethics-in-sport, #nassib-carl-1993, #national-basketball-assn, #national-football-league, #nunes-amanda-1988, #outsports-com, #rapinoe-megan, #sam-michael-1990, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #ultimate-fighting-championship, #women-and-girls, #womens-national-basketball-assn, #womens-world-cup-soccer

Tokyo Olympics Will Allow Domestic Spectators

The decision indicates a growing certainty that the Games will go ahead, despite months of concern that they could become a superspreader event.

#athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-essential, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2020, #tokyo-japan, #vaccination-and-immunization

I Am Breaking My Silence About the Baseball Player Who Raped Me

A professional athlete raping a reporter is a story about power in our society, and how men wield it against women.

#metoo-movement, #athletics-and-sports, #baseball, #major-league-baseball, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

In Sprint to Reopening, Sports Hits Pandemic Obstacles

There is perhaps no greater hurdle to a return to normalcy in sports than the hesitancy among some elite athletes to be vaccinated.

#arum-bob, #athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #boxing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #golf, #lopez-teofimo-1997, #major-league-baseball, #national-basketball-assn, #national-football-league, #paul-chris-1985, #vaccination-and-immunization

Title IX Protections Extend to Transgender Students, Education Dept. Says

Using a Supreme Court ruling as its guide, the department will issue guidance that says discrimination against gay and transgender students is prohibited under the 1972 law.

#athletics-and-sports, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cardona-miguel-a-1975, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-department-us, #federal-aid-us, #gender, #states-us, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

A Crisis of Abuse Grows in International Women’s Sport

The sexual abuse scandal in Mali basketball is the latest example of how global sports organizations are failing to curb the mistreatment of women.

#athletics-and-sports, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #denhollander-rachael, #human-rights-watch, #international-basketball-federation, #international-olympic-committee, #mali, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #niang-hamane, #olympic-games-2020, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

FIBA President Hamane Niang Steps Aside Amid Sexual Abuse Investigation

Hamane Niang, the leader of basketball’s global governing body known as FIBA, led Mali’s federation at a time of systemic exploitation of female players, activists say. FIBA announced an investigation.

#africa, #athletics-and-sports, #bamako-mali, #coaches-and-managers, #hamane-niang, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-watch, #international-basketball-federation, #national-basketball-assn, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2012, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls, #womens-national-basketball-assn, #world-cup-basketball

A Pro E-Sports Team Is Getting $210 Million to Change Its Name

The deal between TSM, which fields competitive video game teams, and the Hong Kong-based FTX exchange, rivals the kinds of deals top sports franchises land to name arenas and stadiums.

#athletics-and-sports, #computer-and-video-games, #e-sports, #tsm, #virtual-currency

Women’s Basketball Is on the Rise. Is Anyone Paying Attention?

W.N.B.A. commissioner Cathy Engelbert on closing the gender gap in sports.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #engelbert-catherine, #national-basketball-assn, #women-and-girls, #womens-national-basketball-assn

Naomi Osaka’s French Open Power Move

The power balance has changed among public figures, the journalists and publications that cover them and the companies that they do business with.

#anxiety-and-stress, #athletics-and-sports, #cain-mary-1996, #coel-michaela, #french-open-tennis, #osaka-naomi-1997, #simone-biles, #tennis, #women-and-girls

First International Athletes Arrive in Japan for the Olympics

The team will be confined to one floor of a hotel as it prepares for the Tokyo Games, which are scheduled to begin July 23 despite a coronavirus outbreak and growing public opposition.

#athletics-and-sports, #australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-essential, #international-olympic-committee, #japan, #olympic-games, #softball, #tokyo-japan

Game On! Great New Sports Books

Just in time for summer, these titles offer a variety of surprises — like the members of the 1986 Boston Red Sox discussing their famous collapse and Kevin Garnett offering his prescriptions for success.

#athletics-and-sports, #baseball, #basketball, #books-and-literature, #cheated-the-inside-story-of-the-astros-scandal-and-a-colorful-history-of-sign-stealing-book, #dicaro-julie-a-1973, #fans-how-watching-sports-makes-us-happier-healthier-and-more-understanding-book, #garnett-kevin, #glory-days-the-summer-of-1984-and-the-90-days-that-changed-sports-and-culture-forever-book, #kg-a-to-z-an-uncensored-encyclopedia-of-life-basketball-and-everything-in-between-book, #martino-andy-journalist, #olmsted-larry-journalist, #ritz-david, #sherman-erik-author, #sidelined-sports-culture-and-being-a-woman-in-america-book, #two-sides-of-glory-the-1986-boston-red-sox-in-their-own-words-book, #wertheim-l-jon

Chris Bosh’s Favorite Basketball Writers? Kobe Bryant Makes the List.

“He was one of my heroes growing up,” says the 11-time N.B.A. All-Star and author of “Letters to a Young Athlete.” “Any morsel of knowledge that he shared should be treasured.”

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #books-and-literature, #bosh-chris, #content-type-personal-profile, #writing-and-writers

Marv Albert, Hall of Fame N.B.A. Sportscaster, Is Retiring

Albert, who turns 80 in June, will call his last game in the Eastern Conference finals.

#albert-marv, #athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #national-basketball-assn, #radio, #television

America is Reopening. Here’s What it Looks Like

With safety restrictions easing, Americans from Maine to Montana are returning to concert halls, worship services and soapbox derbies in all 50 states. 

#athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #culture-arts, #food, #labor-and-jobs, #photography, #puerto-rico, #religion-and-belief, #united-states, #virgin-islands-us

Michigan Ignored Warnings of Doctor Abusing Athletes, Report Says

A law firm hired by the university released a report about sexual abuse by Robert E. Anderson, who was a longtime doctor in the athletic department.

#anderson-robert-e-1928-2008, #athletics-and-sports, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #sex-crimes, #university-of-michigan

A Sports Event Shouldn’t Be a Superspreader. Cancel the Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee cares about its relentless pursuit of profit, not public health. 

#athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-olympic-committee, #japan, #olympic-games-2022

N.C.A.A. Chief, Pressured by State Laws, Pushes to Let Athletes Cash In

Five states are poised to allow college athletes to profit from their fame starting on July 1, and the N.C.A.A.’s leader says the association is preparing to respond.

#athletics-and-sports, #atlantic-coast-conference, #basketball-college, #big-ten-conference, #coaches-and-managers, #college-athletics, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football-college, #law-and-legislation, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #politics-and-government, #southeastern-conference, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #student-athlete-compensation, #university-of-miami, #university-of-south-florida

Tamara Press, Olympian Whose Feats Raised Questions, Dies at 83

She won three gold medals in the 1960s but was the focus of speculation about her gender. She retired after pulling out of a track meet that would have required a sex test.

#athletics-and-sports, #deaths-obituaries, #gender, #intersex, #olympic-games-1960, #olympic-games-1964, #press-irina-1939-2004, #press-tamara, #shot-put, #track-and-field, #ussr-former-soviet-union, #women-and-girls, #world-athletics

Gymnastics Is a Brutal Sport. Does It Have to Be?

In the wake of a seismic scandal, Chellsie Memmel and other gymnasts are done with inhumane coaching — and the idea that they have to peak in their teens.

#athletics-and-sports, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #denhollander-rachael, #gymnastics, #haney-maggie-1978, #hernandez-laurie-2000, #olympic-games, #sports-injuries

My Crash Course in Covering a U.F.C. Fight

The assignment for a China correspondent: Report on a live sporting event for the first time. In a sport she barely knows. With less than 48 hours to prepare.

#athletics-and-sports, #china, #florida, #mixed-martial-arts, #namajunas-rose, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #taipei-taiwan, #ultimate-fighting-championship, #zhang-weili-1989

How Can the Olympics Protect 78,000 Volunteers From the Coronavirus?

They are being offered little more than a couple of masks, some hand sanitizer and social-distancing guidance that may be hard to abide by.

#athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #olympic-games-2020, #tokyo-japan, #volunteers-and-community-service

Olympics Updates Rules for Tokyo: Daily Tests and Dining Alone

With many in Japan jittery over holding the world’s largest sports event in Tokyo amid a pandemic, organizers released new guidelines for those taking part.

#athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-olympic-committee, #international-paralympic-committee, #olympic-games-2020, #paralympic-games

Simone Biles Leaves Nike for a Sponsor That Focuses on Women

As part of the deal, Athleta, the new sponsor, has agreed to back a post-Olympic exhibition tour that Biles was already planning.

#athleta, #athletics-and-sports, #gymnastics, #nike-inc, #olympic-games-2016, #olympic-games-2020, #track-and-field, #usa-gymnastics

The European Super League: Ruining Football, American-Style

Billionaire owners. Disloyalty. Hunger for profit. The plan for the European Super League was, in fact, made in America.

#athletics-and-sports, #europe, #high-net-worth-individuals, #kroenke-stan, #soccer, #uefa-champions-league-soccer

How Trans Children Became a Political Football

The legislative push to restrict their rights isn’t new, but it’s gained more force in 2021.

#athletics-and-sports, #children-and-childhood, #transgender-and-transsexuals

A Brooklyn Artist Wants Sports Fans to Wear Their Names

A Brooklyn artist uses sports iconography to commemorate Trayvon Martin, George Floyd and other Black victims of violence.

#art, #athletics-and-sports, #black-lives-matter-movement, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #rivero-raafi

Keeping Trans Kids From Medicine Doesn’t Make Them Disappear

Treating trans children isn’t an “experiment.” The experiment is making it impossible for these young people to become themselves.

#arkansas, #athletics-and-sports, #hutchinson-asa, #men-and-boys, #republican-party, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

Business Has Only One Political Party: Profit

When C.E.O.s speak out against Republican priorities, it isn’t the flip-flop of alliances it appears to be.

#all-star-games, #athletics-and-sports, #business-roundtable, #corporate-social-responsibility, #georgia, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters