• NFL Gains Ground in England

    by Martin Rogers October 2016

    Game 16 of the NFL's bold crusade beyond its own borders arrived in London on Sunday, making this as good a time as any to take a quick look at what we have learned from the ongoing experiment to give America's game an English twist.

  • NBA Commish: 2019 Charlotte All-Star Game a Priority

    by Post & Courier October 2016

    CHARLOTTE NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday that returning the All-Star Game to Charlotte in 2019 is a high priority, provided there s a resolution to a North Carolina law that restricts the rights of LGBT people.

  • HS Coach Dismissed, Students Walk Out in Protest

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    High school football coach and athletic director Eric Hernandez of Brooks Academy in San Antonio has been dismissed mid-season without any public explanation. His sudden departure was met with widespread discontent by students and parents alike, as Hernandez was generally well-liked and has had a successful run as athletic director at the academy.

  • Cheerleaders Take a Knee, School District Receives Threats

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    The Cornell School District has received an estimated five or six hundred phone calls and emails in the aftermath of a video released on social media criticizing the actions of a high school cheerleading squad that took a knee during the National Anthem at a home game September 30.

  • New Developments in Jays’ Beer-Thrower Prosecution

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    The Toronto police have charged Ken Pagan with one count of mischief for allegedly throwing the beer can that narrowly missed Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim at the American League wild card game played in Toronto on Wednesday, though speculation about whether he is really the offender continues.

  • Female Kicker Disallowed from Participating in Game

    by John Dell October 2016

    Charlotte Albright was in uniform ready to go, but she had nowhere to play last week. Albright, a backup kicker for the Summit middle school football team, was denied entry into a game between Summit and North Raleigh Christian Academy because she's a girl. Her mother, Carolyn Albright, took to social media by posting on Facebook after the game that her daughter, the first female football player in the history of Summit, was told before the game that she couldn't play.

  • Oops: HS Vandals Out Themselves on Social Media

    by Jason Scott September 2016

    Four members of the Robert Vela (Texas) High School football team got themselves into trouble for allegedly vandalizing facilities at a rival high school  and promptly bragging about it on social media.

  • 76ers, StubHub to Launch Single-Game Ticket Platform

    by Jonathan Tannenwald September 2016

    The 76ers launch single-game ticket sales for the 2016-17 season Tuesday - the first time that single-game tickets will be available through the team's new partnership with ticket reseller StubHub. It's also the beginning of StubHub's new era of selling tickets for an entire venue, not just seats being resold by the original ticket-holders. When buyers log onto the 76ers' website, they will see some things that are familiar. That's because StubHub's licensed ticket-selling software is owned by Spectra, the Comcast-Spectacor subsidiary that runs ticket sales for many other events at the Wells Fargo Center.

  • Russian Group Hacks WADA, Leaks U.S. Athletes' Data

    by Rachel Axon September 2016

    The World Anti-Doping Agency confirmed that its database had been accessed by an outfit WADA says is a Russian cyber espionage group. Known as Fancy Bear, the group released information on U.S. athletes Simone Biles, Elena Delle Donne, Serena Williams and Venus Williams on its website Monday.

  • Texas Parks Use Pokemon Go to Get People Outside

    by Texas Parks & Wildlife August 2016

    New species are popping up at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) sites and agency staff and state park visitors are arming themselves with poke balls trying to catch them all. Around the state, many TPWD sites are using the game as a new way to introduce the real natural world to players venturing into the great outdoors while on virtual hunts for the illusive Japanese characters known as Pokémon. The game uses augmented reality to guide players on a quest to try and catch Pokémon characters from the cartoon, video game and card game in real world locations.