WASHINGTON -- The American Sports Council claims the U.S. Department
of Education's Title IX policies discriminate against boys and cost
male athletes "tens of thousands of organized athletic opportunities at
the collegiate level."
"We are trying to prevent boys from being
punished," American Sports Council Chairman Eric Pearson told The
Associated Press in announcing the lawsuit.
Pearson said that
1.3 million more high school boys than girls play organized scholastic
sports, and applying a Title IX "proportionality test" would make high
schools cut boys teams.
CALIFORNIA -- The
Four Wise men, oh I mean the Four Commissioners of Major League Sports,
now have the opportunity to change their leagues, to improve their
and conference might look different in the future. In the attempt to
save the four leagues money, travel expenses, gas prices, creating local
rivalries, and early local television time.
Commissioner Gary Bettmen will be the first on the list because of the recent events in Atlanta.
The National Hockey League has changed so many times with a multitude of expansions in the Southern United States and in Western Canada.
CALIFORNIA -- Dallas Mavericks and HDNet chief Mark Cuban said Tuesday that despite making a dollar or two off of the Internet himself from Broadcast.com, he is more bullish on cable right now from a video delivery standpoint.
"I'd rather advertise in a cable programming guide than (on) the Internet," he told an admittedly home court crowd of cable execs at The Independent Show in San Francisco, noting people are buying more TV's than PC's. "The digital side of cable offers more opportunity than the Internet does.
NEW YORK -- NFL owners and players were all smiles after agreeing on a new labor deal. Any why not? Both sides were feeling like winners.
It took a 4½-month lockout to do it, but players came away with
better salaries and benefits and safer working conditions. Owners,
meanwhile, gain a higher percentage of the more than $9 billion in
annual league revenues that figure to rise significantly.
"The whole deal for everybody is truly an upgrade," Chicago Bears
kicker and player representative Robbie Gould said Monday.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- SWAC Football Media Day concluded
on Tuesday, July 19th at the Birmingham Sheraton with coaches and media awarding
Jackson State quarterback Casey Therriault and Prairie View defensive
back Moses Ellis preseason player of the year honors.
Jackson State were also voted to be the favorites in their respective
Therriault was a Walter
Payton Award finalist last year after leading the Tigers offense with
3,436 yards passing and 31 touchdowns - with just 8 interceptions.
PETERSBURG, Va. -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic
Association announced its Pre-season All-CIAA Football Team and
Predicted Order of Finish at the Football Press Conference and
Luncheon on Thursday, July 21.
Each football coach was interviewed by Stan Lewter of the Urban
Sports and Entertainment Group as they shared their outlooks for
the upcoming year.
Predicted Order of Finish
**As selected by the CIAA Football Coaches Association
2. Winston-Salem State
3. Saint Augustine’s College
NEW YORK -- It appears that Tiger Woods’ wife is not the only person who has a bone to pick with him. Tiger’s former caddy, Steve Williams, is planning to write a tell-all book about his life with Woods; and some expect that it’s not going to be pretty.
After serving by Tiger’s side for 12 years, Williams was fired recently, and doesn’t appear to be happy about it. As a result, Williams is already letting the drama fly like a golf ball into a breezy summer day.
Williams has mentioned that one of the chapters of his book will be all about Woods and their relationship.
CALIFORNIA (BP) -- The exciting and competitive Women’s World Cup ended with penalty kicks. The Americans and Japanese ended this great game in a 2-2 deadlock. The Eagles could not defeat the Ladies of the Rising Sun. It was a tough defensive struggle.
Each team tried to control the pitch (field) with ball control, each team protected their net.
The Americans played right into the hands of the Japanese in the 2 and overtime periods. The Japanese are known for their box defense that shield the wings from scoring and the Americans fell into the trap.
NEW YORK -- Let's begin by not overstating the case.
Predictions of a soccer
boom in America have done more to hamstring the development of the
world's game here than all those well-organized, well-meaning parents
who became youth coaches with no more than a vague idea of how it's
played. And just so we're clear, there will be no explosion this time,
After the U.S. women stunned Brazil and just about
everybody else in a quarterfinal match at the Women's World Cup, I
wrote that if Americans didn't fall in love with soccer after that,
well, maybe they never would.
NEW YORK -- The NBA champion Dallas Mavericks will open the season — if it
begins on time — at home on Nov. 1 against MVP Derrick Rose and
Chicago, then host Miami in a finals rematch Christmas Day.
The NBA released its complete 2011-12 schedule Tuesday despite being
in a lockout that could last months and cause it to be scrapped.
Owners and players are still well apart in negotiations on a
collective bargaining agreement to replace the one that expired June
30, and there is a fear that regular-season games could be lost to a
work stoppage for the second time in league history.
PHOENIX -- Scoring in the first half of the MLB season dropped to its lowest level
in 19 years and the major league batting average shrunk to its smallest
midseason figure since 1985, confirmation that the Steroids Era has
ended and that a new Age of the Pitcher is taking hold.
There were 8.4 runs per game prior to the All-Star break, according
to STATS LLC, down 6 percent from last year's 8.9 at the midpoint and 20
percent from the peak of 10.5 in 2000.
"The pitchers in the National League — it's crazy," San Francisco's
Pedro Sandoval said Monday, a day before the All-Star game.
LOS ANGELES -- Krystal Murphy received
her first cellphone at age 13 and she used it solely to keep her parents
in the loop about her activities. Four years later, her use of the
phone has changed dramatically.
Now 17, she relies on it to text
friends, surf the Internet and send messages on Twitter. "I'm on my cell all day,
every day, as soon as I wake up and until I go to bed," says the
African-American teen from South Los Angeles.
According to a Northwestern
University study of youth media consumption, Krystal's habits are
widespread among young people of color.
CALIFORNIA (BP) -- What would Major League Baseball look like without the Latin influences on the game?
year, the starting lineup for the American League All Star team has 7
Latinos including New York's Curtis Granderson (African American) and Texas' Josh Hamilton as well.
In 1980 "Fernandomania" swept across the country and won the hearts
and minds of Dodger fans at Chavez Ravine. When the rookie
pitcher from Mexico
took the mound for the team, baseball fans cheered.
LONDON -- It might be one fantastical work of
science fiction - but researchers have discovered we have more in common
with the characters of the X-Men films than we first believe.
Scientists have found that each human being has around 60 different mutations in their genes.
And although you might lack the superpowers of a character like Wolverine, the results are startling.
Findings by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge and two other institutes in the U.S. and Canada revealed each one of us receives up
to 60 mutations in our genome from our parents.