Tag: Athletics and Sports

Forgot to Sign Up for Minor League Hockey Alerts? You Missed Some Drama

When minor league hockey fans began receiving a flurry of push notifications from the American Hockey League app on Wednesday, they may have been expecting off-season news about the Cleveland Monsters, Lehigh Valley Phantoms or Rockford IceHogs. Instead, for roughly 20 minutes, users were bombarded with bizarre alerts that demanded a $6,000 payment from a […]

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With a World Cup Boost, an Agent Bets on Female Athletes

Trying to take advantage of the ascendance of female athletes and the popularity of the most recent Women’s World Cup champions, one of the country’s leading sports agencies is forming a new division to work with companies to market to women through sports. The sports and talent agency Wasserman, which represents more than half the […]

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Team Sports May Help Children Deal With Trauma

I wrote last week about finding ways to make sure that sports participation stays fun for kids, so they can enjoy the benefits of physical activity and fitness. Keeping the body healthy and active has psychological benefits as well, and a new study suggests that organized sports participation may be helpful for kids who are […]

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Gibraltar an Island? No, but Let the Games Begin

MADRID — Gibraltar is a narrow peninsula at the southern edge of Spain, dominated by a stunning limestone mass of land known as The Rock. But it is not an island. So over the weekend when Gibraltar inaugurated the International Island Games, a competition that gathers athletes from over 20 places, including Bermuda and Greenland, […]

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‘Guilty’ Pleasures? No Such Thing

We know them when we see them: The TV shows and movies we love, even though we just know they’re bad. The trashy books we simply can’t put down. The awful earworms we hate to love. Yes, these are our guilty pleasures — what some people consider the junk food in our media diets. But […]

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Keeping the Fun in Children’s Sports

A new clinical report on organized sports for children, preadolescents and adolescents from the American Academy of Pediatrics keeps coming back to the question of fun. The report summarizes evidence on the many benefits of sports participation for children, from acquiring motor skills to developing positive self-image, from strong social interactions to higher levels of […]

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Move Over, Nevada: New Jersey Is the Sports Betting Capital of the Country

When former Gov. Chris Christie took New Jersey’s effort to legalize sports betting to the Supreme Court, it was considered a long shot, like betting on the Mets to win the World Series. Though the state did not have a strong connection to sports betting, New Jersey quickly became a crusader for the industry. Now, […]

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Androgyny Is Now Fashionable in the W.N.B.A.

Earlier this month, the Seattle Storm, the W.N.B.A. team who won last year’s championship, announced a partnership with TomboyX, a gender-neutral line of undergarments. Fans can now buy Storm-branded TomboyX bras and underwear, choosing from a black bralette or charcoal gray boxer briefs. Unlike team-branded thong underwear for sale from some major men’s sports leagues, […]

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Le Anne Schreiber, 73, Dies; a First Among Sports Editors

Le Anne Schreiber, who became the first woman to run a major American daily newspaper’s sports section when The New York Times appointed her to that position in 1978, died on Friday at a hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She was 73. The cause was lung cancer, said Jennifer Shute, a close friend. Ms. Schreiber, who […]

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Sports Illustrated, the Brand, Is Sold for $110 Million

The intellectual property of Sports Illustrated, the magazine whose monumental covers and narrative voices have helped define American sports since its debut 65 years ago, has been sold for $110 million to Authentic Brands Group, in an unusual transaction that suggests the magazine’s most coveted asset is its brand. The previous owner, Meredith, and the […]

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