Some situations are so horrible that the best way to try to make them right is to clean house and start all over. That's why we're squarely behind the U.S. Olympic Committee's move to shut down USA Gymnastics as a governing body over the sport because of its bungling of the disgusting sex abuse scandal that has embroiled the sport.USA Gymnastics seemed more concerned with protecting itself than protecting the thousands of young girls — many of them in Texas — whose safety should have been its priority. The Olympic Committee is taking a big step toward fixing systemic problems that have festered for decades.A complete overhaul is long overdue.This is the organization that employed ex-team doctor Larry Nassar, who sexually abused more than 120 women and girls under the guise of medical treatment at the now-shuttered Karolyi Ranch training facility near Houston, and at Michigan State University.If not for the courage of gymnasts, including world champion Simone Biles and her … [Read more...] about Destroy USA Gymnastics to save the sport for American women
Gregg Krupa The Detroit News Published 6:42 PM EST Nov 9, 2018 Detroit — Going into play Friday, the last two suspensions in the NHL have been for checks to the head. Evaluating the efficacy of each sanction continues, while general managers discuss changing the rule. As sports continue to try to protect athletes amid mounting evidence that even casual, repeated contact can lead to dire long-term consequences for the brain, establishing proper rules and uniformly enforcing them has proven difficult. “I think that whoever sits in the chair that George Parros sits in is going to be scrutinized and always has been since they created it, and will continue to,” Jeff Blashill said Friday, referring to the head of NHL Department of Player Safety. “I think there is a wide variety of opinions on how it probably should be called, from the people who are giving him direction.” During their annual offseasons meetings, some general managers supported … [Read more...] about Jeff Blashill says contact with head tough to ban in contact sport.
Nov 09, 4:23 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Alex Perry 11/09/18 AT 3:52 PM As Roku (ROKU) contends with heavy hitters like Apple and Amazon in the streaming market, the device maker and content distributor is expanding its offerings once again. Roku announced Thursday that The Roku Channel, its free, ad-supported streaming option, will get content from a handful of new sports, news and entertainment channels.Perhaps the biggest draw of Friday’s news is the addition of live sports coverage to the Roku Channel’s portfolio. Roku revealed partnerships with Adventure Sports Network for outdoor sports coverage and Combat Go for MMA, boxing and other combat sports. EDGEsport will provide coverage of extreme sports, while Stadium will cover things like college sports.Today, we're expanding the live & linear categories available in The #Roku Channel to include sports & … [Read more...] about Roku Channel Adds Live Sports, More News And Entertainment Options
Each Friday for PhillyVoice, Steve Maltepes, known as “The Philly Godfather,” will impart his gambling wisdom on the Eagles and where the smart money is going on various pro and college football games this weekend. Maltepes is one of the nation’s hottest sports betting experts who appears weekly on national radio and has his own website, thephillygodfather.com. Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m. Sunday Games 273 & 274 on the sports betting screen The Line: Eagles minus-7.5 | Total: 43 What is the line telling you: This game opened with oddsmakers and offshore citing the Eagles as a 6.5-point favorite. We immediately saw sharp money hit the screen and started to shape this line, which forced bookmakers to move this game to 7. You have to be careful, because this was a move by the wiseguys to manipulate the market and try and grab a better number on the Cowboys. There is a ton of public money all over the Eagles here, with 80-percent of the … [Read more...] about Sports betting with ‘The Philly Godfather’: Smart money says Eagles won’t cover and other Week 10 bets
By Matt Young Published 12:14 pm CST, Friday, November 9, 2018 PHOTOS: All the lyrics that reference sports on A Tribe Called Quest's album Midnight Marauders A Tribe Called Quest - from left, Q-Tip, Phife Dawg and Jarobi White - released Midnight Marauders 25 years ago on Nov. 19, 1993. It still holds up as a classic album in Hip Hop history. Go through the photos above for a look at all the sports references on the Midnight Marauders album ... less PHOTOS: All the lyrics that reference sports on A Tribe Called Quest's album Midnight Marauders A Tribe Called Quest - from left, Q-Tip, Phife Dawg and Jarobi White - released Midnight Marauders 25 years ago ... more Photo: Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images The Chase Pt. II (Midnight Marauders) Phife Dawg: "Sit back and learn, come now watch the birdie; Your styles are incomplete same as Vinny Testaverde." The Chase Pt. II (Midnight Marauders) Phife Dawg: "Sit … [Read more...] about All the sports references in A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders