Washington’s Mount Rushmore of Sports: Alex Ovechkin, Darrell Green, Wes Unseld, Walter Johnson voted best of the best

The SN Rushmore project named four pro athletes from the 13 cities that have had at least four of the following five leagues represented for at least 20 years – NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, WNBA. While there were no hard-and-fast rules pertaining to the athletes selected, our panel of experts considered individual resumes, team success and legacy within the sports landscape of each city. Multiple players from the same franchise were allowed, and not every franchise needed to be represented. All sports fans have an opinion on this topic. This is ours. Washington, D.C., is the nation’s capital and center...

Phoenix Mount Rushmore of Sports: Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Nash, Randy Johnson, Diana Taurasi voted best of the best

The SN Rushmore project named four pro athletes from the 13 cities that have had at least four of the following five leagues represented for at least 20 years – NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, WNBA. While there were no hard-and-fast rules pertaining to the athletes selected, our panel of experts considered individual resumes, team success and legacy within the sports landscape of each city. Multiple players from the same franchise were allowed, and not every franchise needed to be represented. All sports fans have an opinion on this topic. This is ours. The Phoenix Rushmore includes two Valley of the...

Toronto Blue Jays take on the Detroit Tigers Saturday

Detroit Tigers (41-60, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (55-45, second in the AL East) Toronto; Saturday, 3:07 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Drew Hutchison (1-4, 4.84 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 29 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Ross Stripling (5-3, 3.10 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 62 strikeouts)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -278, Tigers +226; over/under is 8 1/2 runsBOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays square off against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.Toronto is 32-21 in home games and 55-45 overall. The Blue Jays have gone 27-13 in games when they hit two or more home runs. Related Videos 4:18 Jays Care Foundation...

How Moroccan Paralympian Kassioui beat cerebral palsy and society | Sports News

Benslimane, Morocco – Under the blazing summer sun, and not worried about the drops of sweat forming on her face contours that quiver involuntarily with Parkinson’s tremors, Paralympics medalist Fouzia El Kassioui devotedly went about her training in the Moroccan town of Benslimane. She grabbed a silver at the Tokyo Paralympic Games but her journey to the medal in the F33 shot put event was “far from easy”, she says, before adding: “But I did it.” Aside from Parkinson’s disease – which progressively damages the brain, affecting movement, speech and mental capacity – Kassioui, at the age of 10, was...

The world’s most valuable sports team hasn’t won a thing in decades. How? | Dallas Cowboys

Before he was the title character of an Emmy-winning series, Ted Lasso was the star of a 2013 marketing campaign for NBC after the network was awarded the broadcasting rights for the Premier League in the United States.The ad followed the same fish-out-of-water premise as the show it later inspired: Lasso, played by Jason Sudeikis, was a red-blooded American football coach hired by Tottenham Hotspur struggling to grasp the basics of “soccer”.In one scene, Lasso gets briefed by his assistant on England’s two most storied clubs.Manchester United, he is told, is “super rich” and “everyone either loves them, or hates...

Mental health figures into Pa.’s education funding | News, Sports, Jobs

HARRISBURG (AP) — Amid a growing population of youth experiencing mental health crises, as well as another spate of mass shootings around the country, Pennsylvania lawmakers are prioritizing mental health services in this year’s budget by approving a first-time line item of $100 million for in-school support. Invoking the recent tragedies in Texas and Illinois, Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York, said that through the funding, the state will try to tie together mental health and safety and security “so there are not people who fall through the cracks.” Every school district in the state will receive $100,000 as a...

The 7 Highest-Paid Broadcasters in Sports | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

0 of 7Roy Rochlin/FilmMagicWhen you flip on a professional sporting event, the players and coaches aren't always the only people making millions of dollars.Along with the Super Bowl—which rotates across a few networks—the World Series, major golf tournaments and both college football and basketball games have all featured these well-paid voices, such as Jim Nantz, Joe Buck and Al Michaels.The list does not include Jim Rome, Pat McAfee, Michael Strahan or Stephen A. Smith, who host daily shows.Rather, the focus is on play-by-play and color commentators.1 of 7Jared C. Tilton/Getty ImagesMike Tirico has enjoyed a wide variety of experiences.During a...

Interest groups excited for potential new sports facilities in Regina – Regina

The potential for new sports facilities coming to Regina has interest groups excited at the possibilities. On Wednesday, Regina’s executive council voted to form a new catalytic committee to oversee the development of three potential new sports facilities, a new aquatic centre, a new multipurpose high performance baseball facility and a replacement for the Brandt Centre. Read more: Regina city council looking at trio of sports facilities for downtown The Regina Red Sox are one group in the city that’s been looking for a new facility to call home. Their current home field, Currie Field, is outdated and only seats...

England in battle to avoid India series defeat despite Jonny Bairstow hitting a third hundred in as many Tests |...

Jonny Bairstow hit his 11th Test century, off just 119 balls, but England trail India by 257 runs at the close on day three; Watch day four at Edgbaston, live on Sky Sports Cricket, with coverage starting at 9.45am and play getting under way from 10.30am on Monday By David Currie at Edgbaston Last Updated: 04/07/22 6:07am Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Highlights from day three of the fifth Test between England and India at Edgbaston. Highlights from day three of the fifth Test between England and India at Edgbaston. England face a sizeable battle...

Weekly Sports Newsletter: Has reverse swing become a Covid victim?

Late one October evening in 1990 during a long net session at Faisalabad towards the end of New Zealand-Pakistan Test series, master batsman Martin Crowe swung the ball miles in the air. It was to prove an eureka moment for his team that had been blown away by reverse swing of Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram in the first two Tests. It would also open the eyes of the world to magic that would unfold when a cricket ball was doctored – half battered, half sparkling. It would even open a can of worms. On that trip, before he magically...