The Jayhawks are 4-0 and hoping to rejoin college football’s elites after nearly 14 years of misery. To the eye, little had changed in the Yankees slugger—his approach, his mechanics, his demeanor—as he tried to match Roger Maris’s American League record. News Corp is a global, diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content and other products and services. The Utah State Aggies, a 24.5-point underdog, will cover against the BYU Cougars on Thursday night. With a potentially entertaining game on the docket, let’s go back to the well of anytime touchdown prop bets. Bruce Pearl executed a cannonball into the political pool on Thursday.
- Press play to hear from expert athletes, coaches, and trainers on how to recruit and retain more girls in sports, more women in coaching and engage all in youth sports.
- Team USA needed a big Sunday to fend off a charging International Team at the Presidents Cup and got a major performance from Jordan Spieth.
- The joy in the stands amongst Ireland supporters here in Racice as Katie O’Brien won gold at the World Rowing Championships was real and uplifting.
- The Asian aristocrat’s passion for horses, which can be traced as far back as Hittite times, if not earlier, led not only to horse races but also to the development of polo and a host of similar equestrian contests.
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- Major League Baseball has concluded its experiment of pitch clocks at the minor league level.
In the course of the 19th century, modern forms of British sports spread from the privileged classes to the common people. National organizations developed to standardize rules and regulations, to transform sporadic challenge matches into systematic league competition, to certify eligibility, and to register results. As can be seen in Mughal art of the 16th and 17th centuries, aristocratic Indians—like their counterparts throughout Asia—used their bows and arrows for hunting as well as for archery contests.
Canada made its first Women’s Basketball World Cup semifinal in 36 years
The players’ union has asked for an investigation of his team’s handling of the concussion protocol. Sports science is a widespread academic discipline, and can be applied to areas including athlete performance, such as the use of video analysis to fine-tune technique, or to equipment, such as improved running shoes or competitive swimwear. Sports engineering emerged as a discipline in 1998 with an increasing focus not just on materials design but also the use of technology in sport, from analytics and big data to wearable technology. In order to control the impact of technology on fair play, governing bodies frequently have specific rules that are set to control the impact of technical advantage between participants.
Toronto fans help celebrate Judge’s 61
Longtime NBA announcer Mike Breen’s home on Long Island, New York, was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning. Retired Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling this week sounded off on Yankees fans who still believe his “Bloody Sock Game” during the 2004 ALCS was staged. Aaron Judge tied Roger Maris’ American League record of 61 home runs in a season, going deep for the New York Yankees against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Ministry of Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Poland will direct the national sport strategy towards a healthy and fit society.
As long as wars were fought with bow and arrow, archery contests continued to serve as demonstrations of ready prowess. The prophet Muhammad specifically authorized horse races, and geography dictated that men race camels as well as horses. As games, chess and basketball are obviously different from leapfrog and playing house. One can win a game of basketball, but it makes no sense to ask who has won a game of leapfrog. CHICAGO — Struggling to end an 11-year playoff drought, the slumping Phillies lost their fifth straight game Thursday as the Chicago Cubs swept the season series from Philadelphia with a 2-0 victory.
The increase in technology has also allowed many decisions in sports matches to be taken, or reviewed, off-field, with another official using instant replays to make decisions. In some sports, players can now challenge decisions made by officials. In Association football, goal-line technology makes decisions on whether a ball has crossed the goal line or not. The technology is not compulsory, but was used in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, as well as in the Premier League from 2013–14, and the Bundesliga from 2015–16.