Miami’s Wong Shows College Sports Hurtles Toward Free Market | US News®

By JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer An agent for a prominent college athlete finally got out loud what schools are likely to hear in private: Pay the player more, or he will transfer to a school that will. The brazen demand made on behalf of the University of Miami basketball star Isaiah Wong last week … Read more

Pickleball translates into big business with tournaments, investments

Two men play pickleball. Seth McConnell | Denver Post | Getty Images About eight years ago, when brothers Rob Barnes, then 19, and Mike Barnes, then 21, founded a pickleball paddle-maker, they encountered a lot of skeptical glances. “We mentioned the word ‘pickleball’ – people would say, ‘What is that?’ No one knew about the … Read more

NBA’s Golden State Warriors plan to be more than a basketball team

Stephen Curry # 30 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket during the game against the Washington Wizards on March 14, 2022 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. Noah Graham | National Basketball Association | Getty Images The Golden State Warriors are getting back to business. After two years of pandemic challenges, … Read more

Praying Football Coach Asking Supreme Court for His Job Back | Political News

By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – The clock ran down at the end of the homecoming game and spectators stormed the football field, knocking over members of the high school band – all to gather around an assistant coach as he took a knee in prayer, surrounded by uniformed players. Six years later, … Read more

USA Football takes a major step in coaching accreditation | Sports

USA Football has taken another major step in coaching education at the youth level, having its youth coach certification accredited by the US Center for Coaching Excellence. The governing body for sport in this country joins track and field as the only such organizations with USCCE accreditation for coach education curricula. “The USCCE is proud … Read more

Greene Brings Record Heat for Reds, but Dodgers Win 5-2 | Sports News

By DOUG PADILLA, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – On a cool Southern California evening, the Cincinnati Reds rookie Hunter Greene brought some record-setting heat. After five overpowering innings, the Los Angeles Dodgers finally caught up. Trea Turner launched a two-run homer to snap a scoreless tie in the sixth and the Dodgers beat the … Read more

Asia Rugby confirms temporary membership suspension for Sri Lanka

By Shamseer Jaleel Asia Rugby (AR) Executive Committee (EXCO) at a recently concluded meeting in Phuket, Thailand has discussed SLR President Rizly Ilyas at length the opposite positions of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, and the National Olympic Committee (NOC) in relation to the suspension of the Sri Lankan Rugby (SLR). This discussion … Read more

Rwanda: Basketball Has Helped Me Deal With Genocide Wounds, Says Mugabe

FORMER national basketball team captain, Aristide Mugabe, says Basketball has healed him cope with the wounds of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. Over a million innocent people lost their lives in the tragedy. Rwanda has produced quite a number of very talented basketball players over the years and one of those is Aristide Mugabe. He … Read more

Kandy rugby fans crave for Clifford Cup matches

Rugby fans in Kandy are hoping that this year’s Clifford Cup knock-out rugby tournament is played at Nittawela. Now of them told the Sunday Observer they deserve a better deal and to echo their sentiments, Kandy SC has already made it clear that it will be a win-win situation for them and Sri Lanka Rugby … Read more