Senior Trevor Baptiste won his 1,118th career faceoff, breaking the NCAA Division I record, in the final seconds of Denver’s 10-7 victory over Marquette in the Big East semifinals on Thursday in Villanova. Pa. Junior Austin French had five goals and an assist for DU. The Pioneers will face Georgetown in the Big East final on Saturday. — Denver Post staff Want to receive this daily newsletter in your inbox? Sign up for free. What’s on tap? MLB: Rockies at Mets, 5:10 p.m., Preview, ATTRM TV/RADIO: Here’s what sports are airing today Scoreboard College lacrosse: Denver 10, Marquette 7Full story | Box score Must-Read Kiszla: Rockies’ No. 1 problem? At $22 million, Ian Desmond higher paid than Von Miller, but doesn’t hit nearly as hard The biggest waste of money in Denver sports is Ian Desmond. The Rockies are paying Desmond $22 million in 2018. Are you kidding me? Desmond is higher paid than Broncos linebacker Von Miller. … [Read more...] about Denver Sports Omelette: DU Pioneers men’s lacrosse advances to Big East title game
Eleven is the best age to be a sports fan — old enough to appreciate what is going on, young enough not to be distracted by cynicism or hormones. Our sports teams and heroes are trapped in amber around then, forever in our hearts and minds. (Yes, I am talking to you, Tom Seaver.) So enjoy it, metropolitan-area 11-year-olds. This life stage comes around only once! Except . . . There is a problem, one not experienced by any prepubescent New York sports fans since 1921, meaning people who currently are 108 years old, give or take. When Saturday dawns, it will have been 2,281 sunrises since the Giants won Super Bowl XLVI, one day longer than the stretch between the Yankees winning the 1962 World Series and the Jets winning Super Bowl III. Until now, that mid-’60s drought had been the longest without a New York-area winner in the NFL, NBA, NHL or MLB since the baseball Giants went 16 years between World Series titles, in 1905 and ’21. That was the last time a pre-teen … [Read more...] about Which New York sports team will end the championship drought?
The American sports media got a D+ on a diversity report card, which grades their hiring practices when it comes to race and gender. The 2018 Associated Press Sports Editors Racial and Gender Report Card, gave the sports media a B, when it came to racial diversity. However, the report card issued them an F, when it came to gender diversity.The overall grade of D+ was the lowest of all grades issued by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports (TIDES). This finding stands in stark contrast to the public perception that the sports media is overwhelmingly tolerant and inclusive. When in fact, according to the report, they’re clearly struggling. As to how ESPN scored on the report card:Of the 70 people of color who are assistant sports editors, 51 work for ESPN. If the ESPN assistant sports editors of color were removed, the overall percentage of assistant sports editors of color would drop from 24 percent to 8 percent. Of the 89 women who were assistant sports editors, … [Read more...] about Sports Media Gets a D+ on Race and Gender Diversity Report Card
This year’s event attracts the participation of more than 600 students competing for eight sets of medals in football, track and field and tug of war. This is the third year the executive committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union in Russia has organized the event. The annual competition aims at developing the sport movement among the Vietnamese student community as well as enhancing the solidarity between universities in Moscow and surrounding areas. VNA … [Read more...] about Vietnamese students in Russia hold sports competition
“The relationship between the suffering city and the successful team became symbiotic,” Holley writes. In the ultimate sports-as-metaphor approach, Holley shows how the Astros both inspired and were inspired by Houstonians in their quest for a first-ever World Series championship. He brilliantly alters chapters detailing the destruction of Harvey and its aftermath with summaries of each of the Series games. And the latter are written engagingly enough to engage the non-sports fan readers. Sixty-plus inches of rain and 34 trillion gallons of water dumped on the city, causing $200 billion dollars in damage, made Harvey the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. More than 311,000 homes in Houston alone were damaged or destroyed, and for months streets in neighborhoods were lined with refuse painstakingly pulled out of flooded houses. Towering piles of wet carpet and moldy sheetrock look the same in rich and middle class and poor neighborhoods.On the Harvey side, Holley is … [Read more...] about How 2017’s Sports and Weather Reports Showed Heart and Hell of Houston