August 14, 2018

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How to Watch European Soccer on TV: Kevin Draper of the New York Times runs down how to gorge on as much European soccer as possible this season, which would cost around $750 a year because of the cable and streaming packages required. The story has an interesting tidbit: Soccer is fourth in a poll of Americans' favorite sport to watch -- and it's catching baseball.

posted by rcade to soccer at 03:55 PM - 9 comments

Join SportsFilter's Fantasy Premier League: If you have created a team in the Fantasy Premier League this year, use the link to add it to SportsFilter's league. Scoring began with week one, but you can still jump in at week two like I'm doing (a tragic circumstance I blame on Comfort Inn and Suites).

posted by rcade to soccer at 11:28 AM - 1 comment

August 10, 2018

Gilbert Arenas vs. Javaris Crittenton: Inside the Gambling Showdown That Rocked the NBA. Jon Gold gets a lesson in Boo-Ray from several NBA Players and the story from Agent Zero himself on the infamous 2009 locker room showdown between Arenas and Crittenton that left both players with season-ending suspensions.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 01:51 PM - 5 comments

August 09, 2018

How the Delmon Young Draft Pick Worked out for Tampa Bay: One of those cool "Follow the history" stories that shows how the Rays turned a dud draft pick into a ton of production.

posted by yerfatma to baseball at 10:49 AM - 2 comments

August 08, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine: Four planets in retrograde and the Argos win. Count your lucky stars and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:11 PM - 13 comments

August 07, 2018

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August 01, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight: Sometimes you pick the games, and sometimes the games pick you. Find a good hiding spot and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:51 PM - 15 comments

NBA signs deal with MGM to be gaming partner:
On Tuesday, commissioner Adam Silver announced that the league struck a deal that makes MGM Resorts the exclusive official gaming partner of the NBA and WNBA. MGM also receives the rights to use league highlights, logos and a direct data feed from the NBA that will be used to help fuel the company's growing sports betting footprint.

Meanwhile, Sports Illustrated speculates how the NBA/WNBA and their players gain from this deal.


posted by NoMich to basketball at 07:07 AM - 5 comments

July 31, 2018

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Kirk Gibson,and the character of Parkinson's disease: "I had heard about Gibson’s calmer demeanor first as a coach with the Diamondbacks and then as their manager, about his 2015 diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and the endearing way he calls his new opponent Parky. I’d read sympathetic takes on his ongoing—though reduced—performance as a color analyst on TV, seen the startlingly sweet graduation speech he gave at Michigan State in May 2017, weeks before turning 60." (longform)

posted by rumple to baseball at 02:52 PM - 4 comments

July 28, 2018

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July 23, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven: Narratives, we got 'em. Calgary keeps winning, B.C. turns it around, and Montreal makes a trade. Grab your screenplay draft and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:27 PM - 15 comments

Mesut Özil is leaving the German National Football Team over DFB's reaction to a photo he took with Turkish President Recep Erdogan in May.: Mesut Özil tweeted a three-part statement Sunday regarding the photo incident, his Turkish heritage, and the backlash he has received--particularly from DFB President Reinhard Grindel. He concluded, "It is with a heavy heart and after much consideration that because of recent events, I will no longer be playing for Germany at international level whilst I have this feeling of racism and disrespect. I used to wear the German shirt with such pride and excitement, but now I don't."

posted by bender to soccer at 01:27 PM - 4 comments

July 22, 2018

TBT Announces Elam Ending to Be Used in All TBT2018 Games: First implemented during TBT’s play-in round in 2017, the “Elam Ending” – designed by Mensa member and basketball super fan Dr. Nick Elam – eliminates deliberate fouling at the end of games, ensures the final minutes are played at the same pace and flow as the rest of the game, and guarantees every game ends on a made basket. Under the rule, at the first dead ball after the four minute mark in the fourth quarter, the game clock shuts off. A Target Score is set by adding seven to the leading team’s score. The first team to reach the Target Score wins.

posted by bender to basketball at 04:14 PM - 6 comments

July 21, 2018

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CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six: It's back to a our regular four-pack, which means we might actually score some points this week instead of having to live off James Franklin jokes. Grab your leaded tins and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:22 PM - 16 comments