• Will Legalized Betting Force Standardized Injury Reports?

    by Randy Peterson July 2018

    Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby rode the fence when asked about the recent legalization of sports gambling that's allowing states to determine if they're in or out.

  • Opinion: MLB Has Many Problems Dragging It Down

    by Telegram & Gazette July 2018

    Scott Boras stood over the left shoulder of J.D. Martinez on Monday afternoon, the prominent baseball agent watching intently as the Red Sox outfielder and one of his star clients took questions. The concourse full of cameras and other media personnel at Nationals Park suggested excitement in the air. For these two days at least, baseball can put to the side some of the ills that continue a steady assault on the game itself. Friday begins the revival of what by now has become a spectrum of complaints. Decreased attendance, competitive imbalance, a lack of action on the field and extended game times continue to drag down the return at the box office, with

  • Opinion: U.S. Men's Soccer Should Prioritize Play

    by Carlo Celli and Nathan Richardson July 2018

    As soccer's 2018 World Cup winds down, there is no American men's team in the finals -- or even the tournament. For all of America's wealth and population, the U.S. men's team was eliminated by ... Panama.

  • NBA's Silver: Draft Eligibility Age Likely to Change

    by Associated Press July 2018

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is certain that changes are coming to the league. Some are easy. Others, not so much. Speaking after the NBA’s Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday night, Silver said he thinks the league is ready to scrap the rule requiring players to be out of high school for a year before becoming eligible to enter the draft. That one should be relatively simple to move forward now, while notions such as how to find more competitive balance are still a puzzler to the league and its commissioner. “I’m not here to say we have a problem,” Silver said. “And I love where the league is right now. But I think we can create a better system.”

  • NFLPA Files Grievance Against Anthem Policy

    by The Buffalo News July 2018

    The NFL Players Association filed a grievance on Tuesday against the league's new national anthem policy.

  • New NFL Rule Restricts Options for Snow Removal

    by Andy Berg July 2018

    A new NFL rule will make it harder for teams to clear snow from the field during inclement weather.

  • Basketball Team Attacks Ref in Amateur Tournament

    by Andy Berg July 2018

    An Under-17 basketball game devolved into a brawl when players attacked a referee during the semifinals of The Association tournament at the Lake Point Sports Complex in Emerson, Georgia. 

  • Travel an Obstacle for Top-16 NBA Playoff Format

    by Telegraph Herald July 2018

    The NBA estimates an increase of 40,000 miles of travel in the postseason if it scrapped its current conference format and took the top 16 teams. Calls to change the system were renewed this week when LeBron James left Cleveland for the Los Angeles Lakers, which could create another strong Western Conference team, where both Houston and Golden State finished above .700. The only team in the Eastern Conference with a similar record was Toronto. Houston and Golden State met in a thrilling West final before the Warriors swept the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. Commissioner Adam Silver has said ideally there would be a format allowing the two best teams to meet for the title, but he has repeatedly expressed concern about the additional travel that would be created if teams were seeded 1 to 16 in the postseason, instead of the current format in which it's the top eight teams in each conference.

  • Big Ten Proposes National Football Injury Report

    by Andy Berg July 2018

    College athletics continue to adjust to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to essentially legalize sports gambling, as the Big Ten this week asked the NCAA to consider developing a weekly national football injury reporting system.

  • NCAA Won’t Pursue Gambling Revenues

    by Andy Berg June 2018

    The NCAA says it won’t look to collect so-called “integrity fees” regardless of costs associated with compliance and monitoring of organized gambling on college sports.