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Girls Sports Month: Michele Tafoya on identity through sports and competing regardless of gender

When people across America turn on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, they can count on a few things. There will be a flashy, catchy theme song (currently chanteussed by country star Carrie Underwood), Al Michaels will be providing play-by-play, and… 1,854 more words


DeAndre Jordan To Test Free Agency

That’s what he told Sam Amick of the USA Today in a podcast.

“I mean I’ve obviously been here seven years, and the past two have been great,” he said.

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Boxing Returned to Network Television - Was it a Hit or a Miss?

Professional boxing made its long overdue return to network television over the weekend (Saturday, March 7th to be precise) thanks to Premier Boxing Champions and… 1,356 more words


TV Networks Take A New Jab At Boxing

TV outlets ranging from NBC to CBS to cable’s Showtime and Spike hope the sport of boxing can deliver a more powerful punch.

Boxing has largely been relegated to pay-per-view and premium cable for years. 777 more words


Net income up, but admission revenue down for Speedway Motorsports Inc.

Speedway Motorsports Inc. reported a net income of $31.1 million in 2014 compared to a loss of $6.5 million in 2013, the company stated in a SEC filing Wednesday. 331 more words

Tokyo's Olympic Stadium to Host 2019 Rugby World Cup Final

A computer-generated image of Tokyo Stadium, one of the proposed Olympic stadiums for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games (REUTERS/Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee/Handout)

March 3 (Reuters) – Japan’s proposed new national stadium, which will form the centerpiece for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, has also been selected to host the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. 409 more words


kateinoaji reblogged this on Tachiai (立合い) and commented:

I was reading an interesting article in The Economist about how hosting these mega sporting events are not good for the hosting country, particularly for the local area. Many white elephant construction projects go un-used and are poorly maintained afterwards. I think Tokyo may be able to buck that trend by actually putting many of these venues to good use after the games. But the article is also pretty damning in its criticism of the IOC for taking a larger and larger share of television revenues. Tokyo should probably try to negotiate better terms. I'd hate to see the Olympics devolve into showpiece spectacles for dictators.