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November 29, 2020

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Black Goalkeepers, Big Clubs and Europe’s Uneven Playing Field

New York Times
Rory Smith On the surface, Chelsea’s victory against Rennes in the Champions League a few weeks ago was just another of those disposable, check-box exercises that litter the group stages of the competition. Chelsea, the heavy favorite — the team with superior financial firepower, a deeper squad and broader ambitions......

Suspension of African football boss opens field for new faces

Reuters
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – The suspension of Confederation of African Football chief Ahmad Ahmad on Monday has thrown wide open the future leadership of the regional soccer governing body, with his ban from the game coming just months before CAF’s presidential elections. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – 2022 World Cup......

New York Gov. Cuomo reopens Covid field hospital in Staten Island as hospitalizations accelerate

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wears a protective face mask as he arrives to speak during a daily briefing following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., July 13, 2020. Mike......

Navy returns to the field, prepares for South Florida

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News Having missed their last two home games due to a COVID-19 outbreak, the Navy Midshipmen got a clear bill of health in the form of negative coronavirus tests, allowing the Midshipmen to come together and prepare for Saturday......

Wrigley Field is now a National Historic Landmark

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Wrigley Field has been a baseball icon for 106 years. The home of the Chicago Cubs has seen a series of firsts and iconic moments in Major League Baseball — and as of Thursday, it’s officially a National Historic......

Report: Wrigley Field Designated as Historic Landmark

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc2OTMyNDU3MzkwNTQ4MzM2/wrigley-field-historic-landmark.jpg Michael Shapiro Wrigley Field has been designated as a federal landmark on Thursday, according to ESPN’s Jesse Rogers.  The Cubs applied for the landmark status in 2013. The designation is expected to possibly save the Ricketts family “millions in tax credits,” per Rogers. The Red Sox made a similar......

‘I’m a Celeb’ star Jordan North’s ‘happy place’ gives football fans a field day

BBC
‘Turf Moor, happy place’ – Jordan North likes Burnley, a lot… Jordan North went to his ‘happy place’ during the first bushtucker trial on I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. Our Jordan – you know, him off of MOTDx and Radio 1 – joined the ITV reality show......

How Wrigley Field got lights, night games in 1988

MLB
Anthony Castrovince MLB – For more and to sign up click here It was just after midnight when Anthony Rizzo caught the final out. The Cubs — a franchise so long synonymous with day baseball — celebrated their 108-years-in-the-making World Series glory not beneath the sun at iconic Wrigley Field......

The N.F.L. Has Prevented Coronavirus on the Field. Off It Is Another Matter.

New York Times
Ken Belson But in recent weeks, the number of positive cases on teams from Green Bay to Miami to Pittsburgh has jumped, forcing players, including star quarterbacks like Ben Roethlisberger and Matthew Stafford, to stay away from team facilities because they were in close contact with teammates or team personnel......

Hit Golf Balls In Progressive Field Next Fall With Topgolf

ClevelandScene
Friday, November 13, 2020 Hit Golf Balls In Progressive Field Next Fall With Topgolf Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 9:09 AM click to enlarge If you’ve ever sat in the stands at Progressive Field and thought, hey, I couldn’t hit a legit homerun but......

Chase Elliott Drives From Back of Field to Win First NASCAR Title

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. — NASCAR’s most popular driver is now a Cup champion, too. Chase Elliott took the torch from teammate Jimmie Johnson by winning his first Cup title Sunday, driving from the back of the field to victory......

‘Prophet Kelly’ told Irish that fans would rush field

ESPN
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — During Notre Dame‘s team walk-through before Saturday’s game against No. 1 Clemson, coach Brian Kelly issued a proclamation, and a warning. “I just want you to know,” Kelly told the players, “When we win this thing, the fans are going to storm the field.” Kelly added......

Horse racing: Baffert’s Improbable battles stacked field at Breeders’ Cup

Reuters
(Reuters) – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s Improbable is the early favourite to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday at Keeneland racetrack in Lexington but will have to overcome a strong field full of proven winners. FILE PHOTO: Apr 28, 2019; Louisville, KY, USA; Improbable trained by Bob......

How 49ers’ Jason Verrett worked his way back to the field with a little bit of (Nipsey) Hussle

ESPN
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — As text messages, phone calls and FaceTime requests lit up his phone into the wee hours of Oct. 18, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jason Verrett sat back and let the weight of his journey wash over him. After a series of devastating injuries, including a right......

Pandemic ‘levels playing field’ for European start-up founders on the hunt for funding, Salesforce VC says

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Revolut CEO Nikolay Storonsky speaks onstage at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, California. Kimberly White | Getty Images LONDON – Venture capitalists in Silicon Valley have turbocharged the growth of companies on their doorstep for decades but the......

Globe Life Field is built for robbing homers

MLB
Mike Petriello MLB – For more and to sign up click here We started the postseason wondering if the seemingly pitcher-friendly dimensions of the brand-new Globe Life Field would prevent crushed baseballs from leaving the park as often as we’ve become used to. The concern, as voiced by Texas slugger......

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