June 07, 2024

USA Shocks Pakistan in T20 World Cup: The magnitude of Thursday’s victory cannot be understated. Cricket is far from a mainstream sport in the US, while Pakistan possesses significant cricketing pedigree. As expected, this loss is not going down well with the proud cricket fans of Pakistan. I'm sure that everyone's favorite disappointed Pakistani cricket fan is feeling exactly how he did back in 2019.

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February 11, 2024

Marathon World Record Holder Dies: A few days after learning his 2:00:35 in Chicago had become the certified world record, Kenyan marathoner Kelvin Kiptum died Sunday with his coach in a car accident in his country.

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January 23, 2024

Ravi Bishnoi IPL 2024: Ravi Bishnoi, the promising Indian cricketer, is a leg-spin sensation known for his exceptional talent. Born on May 5, 2000, in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Bishnoi rose to prominence through impressive performances in youth cricket. His ability to generate turn and variations make him a potent force in the bowling department. Bishnoi made his IPL debut with the Kings XI Punjab, showcasing his prowess with crucial wickets. With a bright future ahead, Ravi Bishnoi continues to captivate cricket enthusiasts with his spin wizardry and holds the promise of becoming a key player in Indian cricket.

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November 21, 2023

Why the 50-over Cricket World Cup is more vital than ever in modern era: In the moments after Australia’s historic victory over India on Sunday, a euphoric Pat Cummins described how this Cricket World Cup had made him “fall in love with ODI cricket again”. Going by the numbers at least, it appears he wasn’t alone. Jomboy breaks down Australia's Glenn Maxwell's historic batting vs Afghanistan earlier in the tournament.

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August 31, 2023

92,000 Fans Attend Women's Volleyball Match: The Nebraska Cornhuskers women's volleyball team has set a new attendance record for a women's sporting event at 92,003, breaking the record of 91,648 set in 2022 by a Champion's League match and the U.S. record of 90,185 in 1999 at the Women's World Cup Final between the US and China. All the Nebraska attendance was paid. "It's incredible. I don't have enough words to describe it," said Nebraska middle blocker Andi Jackson.

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June 17, 2023

Why Do Race Horses Keep Dying?: After 21 horses died at Aqueduct in 2011-12, 30 horses died at Santa Anita in 2019 and 12 horses died at Churchill Downs, Los Angeles Times contributor John Cherwa asks, "How can this be? Why can’t more horses be saved?"

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June 15, 2023

Cricket's Oldest Rivalry: Resumes tonight as the first of five Ashes Test Matches between England and Australia starts at Edgbaston (in Birmingham). And as a tribute to the game itself, this latest Bluey episode just dropped in Australia.

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June 03, 2023

The Newest Running Guru is Slow AF and Proud of It: In 2018, Martinus Evans was on mile 16 of the New York City Marathon when someone yelled, "You're slow as fuck, buddy. Go home!" A year later, the 300-pound runner ran the marathon wearing a T-shirt of a smiling turtle that read "SLOW AF". Thus began the Slow AF Run Club, which now has 10,000 members. "I want everyone to know that they can run in the body they have right now," he said.

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May 26, 2023

May 02, 2023

Chess Moves: The Indian Behind the Indian Opening: How a now-forgotten Brahmin in the mofussil of Calcutta,' unbeaten on his turf in the mid-1800s, went on to change the royal game. (New Lines Magazine is an excellent publication and all stories/essays are very much worth your time)

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April 17, 2023

Cricket is Coming to America: The U.S. is getting Major League Cricket starting in July and the T20 World Cup in 2024, which will be played over 18 days in Grand Prairie, Texas. Can anyone explain why these are huge developments for the sport in the country?

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March 20, 2023

USA's MLC to create seismic shifts in world cricket: The world cricket's ecosystem is slowly seeing a paradigm shift towards franchise cricket and the entry of Indian Premier League franchises in the United States through the inaugural edition of Major League Cricket (MLC) could be a significant step in that direction.

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March 12, 2023

Would You Bet on a WWE Match?: The WWE is trying to persuade state regulators to allow gambling on its matches. Since wrestling is, uh, fixed, this requires help from accounting firms to prove the WWE keeps outcomes secure. No word yet on whether bookmakers would be willing to set odds on wrestling. Financial columnist Matt Levine loves how much of a bad idea this is. "It seems arbitrary to be able to bet only on events that occur in the real world," he writes.

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December 05, 2022

What is Bazball?: As Pakistan become the latest victim of England’s aggressive batting approach, we take a look at the style of play known as Bazball and its impact on cricket as a whole

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October 05, 2022

Keep it on the front page: Brett Favre is a creep: Really, just a trash heap of an alleged human being.

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June 29, 2022

Iroquois Nationals No More: The Iroquois Nationals Men’s Lacrosse Team, known as the Iroquois Nationals, represents the Iroquois Confederacy in international field lacrosse competition.

...as our people have begun to revitalize our languages and culture, we felt it was time to change our name to what we collectively call ourselves: "Haudenosaunee" (ho-dee-no-show-nee) which translates to "People of the Longhouse." This name change is one of a series of actions we are taking as our people continue to regain what has been lost through colonialism.

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February 22, 2022

16-Year-Old Indian Phenom Beats World No. 1 in Chess: Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa beat world chess champion Magnus Carlsen Sunday. The 16-year-old from India is the youngest person to beat Carlsen since he became the champ in 2013. Praggnanandhaa, who became the youngest international master in history at age 10, won playing black in a Tarrasch variation game in 39 moves.

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February 11, 2022

College Wrestling is Kind of a Big Deal: The sport of college wrestling has grown to the point that it can fill arenas with over 40,000 fans for special events. The latest occurs Saturday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington when the No. 2 Iowa Hawkeyes grapple the No. 5 Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Bout at the Ballpark.

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December 24, 2021

When Singh Was King: Twenty years on: the improbable story of how a young offspinner bounced out the mighty Aussies

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October 01, 2021

Inaugural national T20 Championship: Minor League Cricket announced today the schedule and broadcast details for Finals Weekend, the conclusion of America’s historic first nationwide T20 competition. Four teams will compete to be crowned the inaugural champion of the Toyota Minor League Cricket Championship presented by SLING TV, to be broadcast live on Willow TV.

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April 02, 2021

A Requiem for the Supertuck: Not the gender-bending move, but a way to go real fast on a bike.

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July 14, 2019

England win Cricket World Cup: This is a match that was all New Zealand behind their incredible bowling and ever better fielding, but England's bats did just enough to tie the match and force a super over where they put 15 runs. New Zealand chased it and it came down to needing 2 runs on the last ball. They literally fell just inches away from getting that many to win, but alas for them, they couldn't get it. Amazing match!

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April 02, 2019

John Oliver Takes on the WWE: John Oliver covered professional wrestling on his HBO show Sunday, devoting significant time to Vince McMahon's cruel and dubiously legal practice of calling pro wrestlers independent contractors so that the WWE doesn't have to provide health care, paid leave or other responsibilities of employment. Oliver convincingly portrayed himself as a wrestling fan while absolutely shredding McMahon. Oliver said, "Even the NFL, for all its massive faults, now offers players health reimbursement accounts and have established a legacy fund for older players who may be dealing with health issues. And when you have lost the moral high ground to the fucking NFL, you are morally subterranean."

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January 16, 2019

Only Japan-Born Sumo Grand Champion Retires: In January 2017, Kisenosato Yutaka became the first sumo wrestler born in Japan to attain the top rank of yokozuna in nearly 20 years. After an unprecedented string of eight straight losses, Kisenosato has retired from the sport at 32, leaving only Hakuho Sho and Kakuryu Rikisaburo of Mongolia at the grand champion rank. Yokozuna are expected to retire if they cannot maintain their level of performance. Japan Times writer John Gunning writes, "The great irony of course is that Kisenosato — the ultimate iron man over the first 15 years of his career, missing just a single bout out of 1,123 — fell apart physically upon reaching the mountaintop and was never able to properly enjoy the fruits of his labors."

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December 26, 2018

Plays of The Year?:
So what is everyone's play of the year?

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May 27, 2018

Al Jazeera exposes cricket match fixing: Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit has exposed a match-fixer from a crime syndicate who claims to have bribed international cricketers to underperform in Test matches. This article includes an hour long Youtube video that is the story.

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March 04, 2018

Roger Bannister has Passed Away: Roger Bannister, the first man to run a mile in less than 4 minutes has died. The feat was accomplished in 1954. We had a small black and white TV, and film of it was shown on the sports news. I also remember seeing it in the newsreels at the movies. It was a really big deal then, but now even high school kids are running under 4 minutes

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February 18, 2018

How Haudenosaunee women are overcoming stigma to earn a place in lacrosse: it gives girls a chance to be lifted up, and given a chance to do something that is unique because it originated in North America and it originated with their own people. And it becomes part of the weave of the fabric here.

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December 08, 2017

Sorry celestial Sachin but Virat Kohli has taken command of the space fleet: Kohli is close to being the first batter to rank top for Test, ODI and 20/20 formats simultaneously. "Kohli is in the middle of something extraordinary, performing at an all-format plateau beyond the reach of any other player in the current era."

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December 01, 2017

Supreme Court to hear N.J. sports betting arguments Monday: New Jersey's law to permit betting on sporting events, passed by voters in 2011, will get its hour before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

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June 27, 2017

SCOTUS will hear New Jersey sports betting case: New Jersey has attempted, since 2011, to legalize sports betting in its state. This has included a voter-approved amendment to state constitution and legal action (all rejected) to overturn a 1992 federal law. The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday it would hear arguments on this case during the 2017-18 session.

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June 02, 2017

The 35th America's Cup: is happening now. But...uuuhhh...what's up with those boats?

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April 26, 2017

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air personalities: Citing a major loss in subscriber base and advertising revenue, ESPN spent Wednesday laying off approximately 100 people, about one-half of them having had an on-air presence.

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October 26, 2016

Aviation Loses a Legend: This might have only a tangential relation to sports, but Bob Hoover's long time promotion of the Reno Air Races and his former captaincy on the US Aerobatic Team should qualify. Bob Hoover died on October 25 at the age of 94. He was a former Naval aviator, aerobatic performer, and corporate test pilot for North American Aviation. One of his "signature" performances was his demonstration of the capabilities of the North American "Shrike" Commander, a variant of the twin turboprop corporate Aero Commander business aircraft. He would take the aircraft through a series of maneuvers, and for the climax he would kill both engines, feather the props, execute a full loop, and land the aircraft precisely "on the numbers" (that is, the numbers at the end of the runway). His skills were unmatched. My working life was spent for the most part being in, on, under, and generally around aircraft, and Mr. Hoover was one of the giants I respected greatly.

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September 04, 2016

Tha Art of Coarse Cricket: For some of you, reading this might be akin to deciphering Linear B. But the article and the comments section are some of the funniest things I've ever read about sport.

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May 22, 2016

Did the Starting Gate Injury Break Barbaro's Leg?: On Preakness weekend, Tom Scocca asks a question on Deadspin about a tragic moment in the race a decade ago. Kentucky Derby Barbaro broke a leg in 20 places during the race. The injury is treated like something that happened during the race, but Barbaro crashed through the gate and stumbled before the start. "The mystery, then and now, is how everyone was so sure that Barbaro didn’t get hurt on the false start," Scocca writes. "It wasn’t because he got a thorough checkup before reloading. Nor was it because it’s normal for a strong and healthy horse to spontaneously break down out of the gate."

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May 07, 2016

Nyquist Favorite to Win Today's Kentucky Derby: The Kentucky Derby is being run today at Churchill Downs in Louisville. The race begins at 6:34 p.m. EDT after four hours of coverage on NBCSN from noon to 4 p.m. and NBC pre-race festivities from 4 p.m. The favorite after the first day of betting is No. 13 Nyquist at 2-1, who could become the first unbeaten juvenile champion since Seattle Slew in 1977. No. 11 Exaggerator was the 5-1 second choice, followed by #5 Gun Runner (9-1). USA Today has the odds for all 20 horses.

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April 08, 2016

The Indian Premier League returns tomorrow, April 8th.: Like cherry blossoms in Japan every spring, the arrival of IPL is eagerly awaited by many. The colours are more garish, the scene anything but peaceful. Administrators are averse to halting the cricketing treadmill and so, this year, the IPL starts just six days after the World T20. The players might want rest, but they cannot afford to ask for time off because millions are at stake. And so IPL 9 begins on Saturday in Mumbai.

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March 12, 2016

Snowmobiler Strikes Iditarod Team, Killing Dog: A snowmobile driver repeatedly attempted to harm two Iditarod sled teams on Saturday morning, leaving one dog dead and several injured, two teams claimed. "Someone tried to kill me with a snowmachine," musher Aliy Zirkle said after reaching a checkpoint. She described two incidents, and musher Jeff King another where his team was hit from behind, killing one dog and injuring two others. The driver fled, but later Arnold Demoski, 26, said that he struck the dog teams and was blackout drunk when it happened. "I feel really bad for what I did," he said.

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September 10, 2015

Cheating in Sports: With computers and downloadable apps.

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