Here Are 20 Ways To Do The Winter Olympics For Much Less Money Athletes play as seats are largely unoccupied during the men's quarterfinals playoffs ice hockey match between Czech Republic the United States during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images The lasting memory of these Winter Olympics could well be the grim optic of hundreds of empty aqua-colored seats at stadiums and arenas built at huge costs for very short-term use. They actually brought in school kids to be seat-fillers. The Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang will be torn down after the Paralympic Games, and organizers are actually getting credit for not letting it stand, which would be more expensive to maintain than just raze. That says something about the exorbitant...
Central New York High School and College Scores for Week of 2-26-18 The winter high school sports season is coming to the home stretch and we are now looking at the Sectional Championship picture. We have all the scores from over the weekend right here for you, always. If you are looking for all the high school sports in one place, we offer you our WIBX local scoreboard. Above you will see all of the scores from all area high schools. It's not just for football, baseball, and basketball either. You can see the scores for every team and every sport. If we missed your team, please email Andrew@WIBX950.com. Check in every week to get your scores on demand. Source link
Davis Cup changing to one-week, season-ending event in 2019 1:55 PM ET Associated Press The Davis Cup could be transformed into a one-week, one-location, 18-nation World Cup of Tennis in a major overhaul aimed at enticing the best men's players to play. Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are among the stars to have reacted positively to the creation of an annual season-ending event, starting in 2019, that will have a total purse of $20 million. "We think the change we are making will make it so much more appealing and tangible to the top players," David Haggerty, president of the International Tennis Federation, told The Associated Press on Monday. Established in 1900, the Davis Cup has struggled for relevance at times in a crowded sporting calendar in recent years be...
Curling and US snowboarder Shaun White were popular Olympics topics on Facebook — we just don't know how popular The Olympics are already over, and while American athletes didn’t dominate the podium, they did dominate the public conversation on Facebook. On Monday, the social network unveiled some data about the past 17 days of Olympics-related conversations, including things like the “most-talked-about athlete,” U.S. snowboarder Shaun White; the “most-talked-about sports,” figure skating and curling; and the “most-’Liked’ post,” this great post highlighting many of the female athletes who represented African countries at the Games. What was almost as interesting as the data Facebook did share, though, is what Facebook didn’t share: Total audience and interaction data around the Olympic
UNIFIED SPORTS SCORES KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/PORTLAND TRIBUNE/Program links kids with, without disabilities The Oregon City High gym is rocking on a Tuesday night, with the school pep band playing and the cheerleaders cavorting and a decent crowd on hand. But it's not the Pioneer boys or girls teams that are playing basketball on this winter evening. Four teams — two representing Oregon City High — are participating in a Unified Sports program doubleheader. Oregon has 57 high schools that field Unified basketball teams. Those teams, under the umbrella of Special Olympics, offer special-education students and others without a school team on which to play an opportunity to take part in some organized hooping. "It has been really good for me," says Oregon City
WWE news, rumors: Where was Brock Lesnar on Raw? Bobby Lashley set to return We're now less than two weeks away from SmackDown Live's final pay-per-view before WrestleMania, Fastlane, so the biggest show of the year is firmly in sight. During WrestleMania season, a plethora of news and rumors in professional wrestling are making headlines, and we at CBS Sports are here to keep you updated on some of the prominent stories out there. Let's have a look at some of those news and rumors for Tuesday, Feb. 27. Big fan of WWE? Subscribe to our podcast -- In This Corner with Brian Campbell -- where we go in depth on everything you need to know in WWE each week. Where in the world were Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar? One night after coming out victorious in the men's Elimination Chamber ma...
Winter Olympics Last Look Best Wakeup My own, for a midnight bathroom visit, which finished with a thought: Could they still be playing? And a turned-on TV three or four seconds before the U.S. women’s hockey team scored the tying goal against Canada with six and a half minutes to go in the final period. Fully awake now, your ancient correspondent hung on till the end of regulation, with the score stuck at 2–2, and then through a scoreless twenty minutes of overtime, and a five-woman shoot-out, in which the U.S. led, tied, fell behind, and re-tied. Now came the sudden-death second shoot-out, when we (yes: we) scored on a magical feint by Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and our goalie, Maddie Rooney, foiled the retaliatory attempt by the last Canadian skater. The flooding joy
Triple H, WWE's Backup Quarterback, Has Become The People's Champion (For Now) <div _ngcontent-c20 innerhtml=" Triple H has gained tremendous momentum as the heir apparent to Vince McMahon's throne for the first time in the WWE Chairman's pseudo-monarchy atop WWE. Professional wrestler Paul 'Triple H' Levesque attends the NBC Universal TCA Winter Press Tour on January 9, 2018, in Pasadena, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images) The combination of McMahon's age, the looming launch of the XFL—which, to be fair, McMahon insists will not take away from his day-to-day WWE duties, Triple H and Stephanie's McMahon’s presence at the recent Q4 2017 earnings call and Triple H taking over 205 Live have all sparked spe
Roger Federer: Tennis legend TOLD OFF for winning Rotterdam Open Federer created history last week when he became the oldest No 1 in the men’s game aged 36 when he beat Robin Haase in the quarter-finals of the Rotterdam Open. The Swiss legend went on to win the tournament to take his 97th ATP career title - 12 short of the record held by Jimmy Connors. In clinching the Rotterdam Open, Federer picked up the trophy for the third time. And tournament director Kraijeck, who won the competition twice, has joked that he thought he a pact in place with the world No 1 not to beat his record. The 1996 Wimbledon champion said: “Roger, I'm a little bit upset. “I told you already. You called me up and said, ‘I want to be No 1’. “I said, ‘Okay, I can give you a place to b
Figure Skating: Alina Zagitova Wins Russia's First Gold Medal Advertisement PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Technically, Russia did not win its first gold medal at these Winter Olympics on Friday. Strictly speaking, Alina Zagitova, the 15-year-old victor in women’s figure skating, competed as a neutral “Olympic Athlete From Russia.” At a medal ceremony later Friday, she was to see the five-ringed Olympic flag raised instead of the Russian flag and to hear the Olympic hymn played instead of the Russian anthem. But a nominal barring of Russia from the Olympics for operating a systematic doping scheme at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, was more of a semantic prohibition than a complete ban. One hundred sixty-nine Russian athletes were permitted to compete here. And th