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Meet 2017’s 50 Most Powerful in Southern California Sports

1. Jeanie Buss, 55, Lakers President and Governor The Lakers’ controlling owner won a legal battle with her siblings in March to retain control of one of the most high-profile franchises in sports after firing brother Jim Buss … (Photo by Brad Graverson/The Daily Breeze) In a region with nine major professional sports franchises, half-dozen Division I universities, an assemblage ... Read More »

Neymar ‘90%’ to leave Barcelona this summer

Neymar’s chances of leaving Barcelona in this summer’s transfer window are “90%”, a source in Spain close to the player has told Sky Sports News. It is understood he has decided to leave the club after becoming increasingly frustrated at “playing second fiddle” to Lionel Messi. “Only a miracle will keep him, he really has made up his mind to ... Read More »

Abhinav Bindra writes to Sports Ministry, suggests athlete helpline

HIGHLIGHTS Indian para-swimmer Kanchanmala Pande forced to borrow money in Germany to compete at World Series Bindra’s submission to Goel comes two days after he helped highlight on Twitter the plight of Pande Goel subsequently requested the PCI to submit a report within ten days Abhinav Bindra. (TOI Photo) NEW DELHI: Abhinav Bindra, India’s only individual Olympic gold medalist and part ... Read More »

5 POTENTIAL SECOND-HALF MLB STARS

Mike Napoli and Matt Holliday could help their teams in a big way after the All-Star break. (Getty Images) With the 2017 Major League Baseball season on pause for the All-Star break, let’s take a look at which players on contending teams have histories of strong second-half performances. This might portend favorably for their current teams. Mike Napoli, 1B/DH, Rangers ... Read More »

Sky Sports to replace numbered channels and slash prices in revamp

Sky Sports coverage of Premier League matches such as this Arsenal v Leicester City clash will be available on one of its two new football-themed channels. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Sky is scrapping its numbered sports channels and replacing them with themed offerings focused on specific sports – led by football, golf and cricket – as it combats falling viewer ... Read More »

Streaming sports startup FuboTV raises $55 million

When it comes to streaming TV, FuboTV wants to be the place sports fans go when they are looking to catch up on their favorite sports league or team. To expand its channel lineup and grow its customer base, FuboTV has raised $55 million in Series C funding led by Northzone, with participation from 21st Century Fox, Sky and Scripps Networks Interactive. That brings ... Read More »

Sad day for sports fans as CTV Montreal lays off local sportscasters

Regular viewers of the news on CTV Montreal were surprised, perhaps shocked, when they tuned in Tuesday night and learned that there would be no more local sportscast. Host Paul Karwatsky made the announcement and said sportscasters Randy Tieman, Brian Wilde and Sean Coleman have all been fired. “The way I look at it, I’ve started my retirement,” said Tieman. ... Read More »

Women’s Sport Week: Athletes can face ‘minefield’ returning after childbirth

Athletes can face a “minefield” when they return to elite sport after having a baby, Dame Sarah Storey says. As part of Women’s Sports Week, Storey, who is expecting her second child, has called for clearer guidelines from governing bodies. UK Sport, which funds elite sport, implemented a maternity policy in 2011, but the 14-time Paralympic champion says it can ... Read More »

Bears and Bulls were the topics for Ernie Scatton’s 1st Sports Feed appearance

CHICAGO – They’ve been talking on the radio and podcasts for quite a long time. Now was the chance to bring this duo to the television screen. Sports Feed host Jarrett Payton and WGN Radio’s Ernie Scatton talk about a number of topics on a weekly basis for the “Down and Distance Podcast.” On Sunday, their conversation was on television ... Read More »

Olympics 2020: three-on-three basketball among five extra sports in Tokyo

3-on-3 basketball, pictured at the Islamic Solidarity Games in Azerbaijan this year, will be added to the Olympic programme in Tokyo. Photograph: Benjamin Cremel/AFP/Getty Images Mixed relays in athletics and swimming will make their debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with men and women competing with and against each other in 4x400m on the track and 4x100m freestyle in the ... Read More »