All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sports’

Sprint’s NASCAR Sponsorship to End After 2016

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be no more after the 2016 season. Well, at least not under the name “Sprint”. Sprint has announced it has told NASCAR that it will not extend its sponsorship past 2016, citing a desire to focus on its “core business priorities”. “We are proud of our association with NASCAR’s top series but have made …

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New MSN Apps Released For iOS, Android

Microsoft has launched some new MSN Apps for iOS, Android, and Amazon devices. These are platform expansions of apps currently available for Windows. There are six in all: Sports, Finance, News, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink, and Weather. They provide users with content from publishers and Microsoft’s partners as well as personalized experiences to let users follow topics of …

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Adrian Peterson Appeals NFL Suspension

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is in New York this week to appeal his NFL suspension. According to an ABC News report, Peterson believes assurances he received from NFL executives stating that his suspension would be short could convince the NFL to alter the suspension. On November 18 the NFL announced that Peterson had been suspended without pay for …

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Gracie Gold Advances to Grand Prix Final

Figure skater and 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics team bronze medalist Gracie Gold won the women’s free skate at the NHK Trophy event in Osaka, Japan on Saturday. The victory allowed her to come in first overall and to secure a spot in the Grand Prix Final. Gold, the 2014 U.S. national champion, was in first place after the short program, …

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Julian Edelman Comments on 74-Yard Punt Return

While the New England Patriots were throttling the Detroit Lions Sunday in a 34-9 win, wide receiver Julian Edelman logged a 74-yard punt return, though the play was nullified after a referee threw a flag. Patriots safety Patrick Chung committed an illegal block above the waist, soon after Edelman received the kick near the Lions’ sideline. Edelman, who has the …

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Ravens Cheerleader Leaves Hospital After Hard Fall

A Baltimore Ravens cheerleader was injured during a game Sunday, and was carted off the sideline in a stretcher after being stabilized by team medics. She was then transported to an area hospital. The unidentified woman hit the turf hard after a botched aerial stunt, as the Ravens faced the Tennessee Titans. She was treated for head, neck and back …

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Adrian Peterson Loses Nike Sponsorship Following Plea

Nike has ditched Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. “Adrian Peterson is no longer a Nike athlete,” said a Nike spokesperson in a very brief statement. Peterson’s Nike deal was already suspended, following the star’s indictment. In September, a grand jury indicted Peterson on felony charges of reckless injury to a child. Police accused Peterson of injuring his four-year-old son …

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Mia Hamm, Magic Johnson Invest in New MLS Team

Major League Soccer (MLS) this week officially announced that a new team will be coming to Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) will make its MLS debut in 2017. The team will play in a new stadium that will be built specifically for the team. The team will be owned by an investor group led by Henry Nguyen …

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Muhammad Ali Is Alive And Well 40 Years After The ‘Rumble In The Jungle’

October 30 marks the 40th anniversary of his iconic boxing fight with George Foreman, and legendary boxer Muhammad Ali is alive and well. Despite suffering from a debilitating disease such as Parkinson’s, Ali is reportedly feeling well overall and his spirit remains strong. Ali’s daughter Hana Ali said that Parkinson’s disease has affected her father’s ability to speak and walk, …

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Senzo Meyiwa Shot Dead During Home Invasion

South African goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead on Sunday during a home invasion gone wrong. Meyiwa was a goalkeeper and team captain for the Orlando Pirates soccer club in Johannesburg. He had also served as goalkeeper for the South African national team during several matches throughout the past year and a half. Meyiwa’s death came as a shock to …

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Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir to Host NBC Figure Skating

During this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir gained fans as an on-air commentary team that clicked. Now it seems that Lipinski will continue to live out her dream of covering the Olympics. NBC this week announced that Lipinski and Weir have been promoted to head of NBC’s figure skating broadcast team. The pair appeared …

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Michael Phelps Suspended From Competitive Swimming For Six Months After DUI Arrest

USA Swimming suspended Olympian Michael Phelps on Monday after he was arrested for driving under the influence on September 30. Phelps will be banned from competing in US-sanctioned swimming events for reportedly violating the organization’s code of conduct. Phelps was reportedly six months into a comeback after going into a two-year hiatus post-2012 Olympics. The champion swimmer is considered the …

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