• Home Run Balls Terrorize the Neighbors

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    The youth league baseball fields owned by the Holy Spirit Church in Fremont, Calif., have been reported to the city for endangering the neighbors with escaped baseballs. The smaller of the two fields, located at the edge of church property, directly faces a line of private back yards, where home run baseballs frequently land.

  • ACC Puts N.C. Back in Play Following Repeal

    by Jeff Mills April 2017

    The Greensboro Coliseum in 2020, as scheduled, will be the host of the ACC men's basketball tournament. And the women's tournament, moved to Conway, S.C., by the league after being hosted in the Coliseum for the 17 previous seasons, will also return, in March 2018.

  • Florida House Bill Bars Stadiums from Public Land

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    In an effort by Florida House leaders to limit public assistance to private companies, HB 77 was passed 82-33 in a vote Thursday. The proposed bill disallows sports franchises from building or renovating stadiums on publicly owned land.

  • Texas Lawmakers Unfazed by N.C. Repeal

    by Alexa Ura March 2017

    As North Carolina lawmakers voted Thursday to revise that state's "bathroom bill," Texas Republicans pushing a similar measure said they are not backing away from their proposal.

  • Senators Urge USA Hockey to End Dispute

    by Stephen Whyno March 2017

    Sixteen U.S. senators wrote a letter to USA Hockey's executive director Monday over their concerns about the treatment of the women's national team.

  • NCAA to Distribute $200M in Supplemental Funds

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    In a one-time supplemental distribution of $200 million, the NCAA will present Division I schools with sums between 165,000 and $1.3 million per school, dependent upon the number of athletic scholarships they awarded during the 2013-14 school year.

  • Opinion: NCAA, Return Final Four Banner to Memphis

    by Geoff Calkins March 2017

    The NCAA should let Memphis hang the Final Four banner it won in 2008, which is now stashed in a locked closet in the athletic office building, even though the NCAA couldn't prove Memphis did anything wrong.

  • Gloomy Outlook for Oakland Keeping Raiders

    by Tom Pelissero, @TomPelissero, USA TODAY Sports March 2017

    Last-ditch efforts by Oakland leaders to keep the Raiders from moving to Las Vegas haven't moved the ball with the NFL. In a letter to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, who publicly released additional details Friday of a plan the NFL deemed unworkable months ago, Commissioner Roger Goodell reiterated that key issues with the Oakland proposal remained unresolved. NFL owners will consider the Raiders' relocation application at the league meeting that began Sunday in Phoenix. "Despite all of these efforts, ours and yours, we have not yet identified a viable solution," Goodell wrote. "It is disappointing to me and our clubs to have come to that conclusion."

  • ‘One Turf Concept’ Offers Protocol for Multi-Sport Fields

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    World Rugby, FIFA and the International Hockey Federation (FIH) have joined forces in order to develop a new, universal protocol for multi-sport playing fields.

  • NCAA Stands Firm on HB 2 Stance, Warns North Carolina

    by Jeff Mills March 2017

    Last year, the NCAA Board of Governors relocated NCAA championships scheduled in North Carolina because of the cumulative impact HB 2 had on local communities' ability to assure a safe, healthy, discrimination-free atmosphere for all those watching and participating.