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bostonglobe.com - Chad Finn - Bruins-Flyers Lake Tahoe game was most-watched NHL game in NBC Sports Network history
Bruins-Flyers Lake Tahoe game was most-watched NHL game in NBC Sports Network history
BostonGlobe.com

The Bruins looked great in their 7-3 victory over the Flyers Sunday night on NBC Sports Network. So did the picturesque Lake Tahoe backdrop. Turns out the ratings for the broadcast also look quite good. Per NBC, the broadcast was the most-watched…

smh.com.au - Nick O'Malley - Brutal heat in Australia by 2040 will change the shape of summer sport
Brutal heat in Australia by 2040 will change the shape of summer sport
The Sydney Morning Herald

She vaguely remembers passing out as she walked to the car after her pre-season game with the Adelaide Thunderbirds, and her treatment for heatstroke in a local hospital. It didn't dawn on her for years that the heat injuries would be permanent…

telegraph.co.uk - Tigers Woods completed one of sport's greatest comebacks - can he do it again?
Tigers Woods completed one of sport's greatest comebacks - can he do it again?
The Telegraph

Horror, relief, concern… Tiger Woods always has made the observers scramble across the emotions, but even by his standards the 24 hours from Feb 23, 2021 caused the nerves to experience a new level of freneticism. When the world of golf…

wral.com - Cullen Browder - Cooper ends curfew, allows more people at bars, sporting events
Cooper ends curfew, allows more people at bars, sporting events
WRAL.com

— Coronavirus trends in North Carolina have improved so much in recent weeks that Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday a nightly curfew designed to limit the spread of the virus will end Friday. Cooper also is easing other pandemic-related…

bbc.co.uk - Vandana Vijay - Women's sport in India: An emboldened new generation breaking through barriers
Women's sport in India: An emboldened new generation breaking through barriers
BBC

On a cold winter's morning in the northern Indian city of Lucknow, a group of young girls are warming up on wrestling mats while the beats of '90s Bollywood blare in the background. Among them is a famous face: 26-year-old Vinesh Phogat. She smiles…

woodtv.com - Ruben Juarez - Sports tourism industry seeks comeback after worst financial year
Sports tourism industry seeks comeback after worst financial year
WOODTV.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The local sports tourism industry took a big hit in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, making for its worst financial year. “A typical year, around 50 million (dollars),” said Mike Guswiler…

newsobserver.com - Brooke Cain - What NC's new rules mean for bars, sports arenas and more: Answers to common questions
What NC's new rules mean for bars, sports arenas and more: Answers to common questions
NewsObserver.com

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, noting on Wednesday that the state's COVID-19 trends have “declined and stabilized” over the past month, eased some COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and gatherings, but kept other rules in place. The…

sltrib.com - Bill barring transgender girls from female K-12 sports to be heard in Senate committee
Bill barring transgender girls from female K-12 sports to be heard in Senate committee
The Salt Lake Tribune

A controversial bill that would bar transgender girls in Utah from participating in female K-12 sports is expected to receive further consideration in a Senate committee Wednesday afternoon. As currently drafted, HB302 would require schools to…

axios.com - Axios Sports
Axios Sports
Axios

1 big thing: ⛳️ The latest on Tiger Woods Tiger Woods was involved in a single-vehicle accident on Tuesday in which his SUV ran off the road, causing him leg injuries that required emergency surgery. What we know: Woods underwent…

newsobserver.com - Steve Wiseman - More fans will now be allowed at NC sporting events. What that means for Triangle teams.
More fans will now be allowed at NC sporting events. What that means for Triangle teams.
NewsObserver.com

With new COVID-19 cases falling after last month's surge, state health officials are comfortable with more people attending sports events in North Carolina. Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday he'll sign an executive order increasing the capacity limits…

cnn.com - By Madeline Holcombe, CNN  - In the days leading up to his crash, Tiger Woods had been teaching golf to movie and sports stars
In the days leading up to his crash, Tiger Woods had been teaching golf to movie and sports stars
CNN

(CNN) In the days leading up to the crash that authorities say he was lucky to survive, golf legend Tiger Woods was in his element, hosting a PGA tour event and giving golf lessons to sports stars and actors for a TV special. It was around 7 a.m.

ft.com - Sara Germano in New York - Sports gear maker Under Armour halves sponsorship commitments
Sports gear maker Under Armour halves sponsorship commitments
Financial Times

Under Armour slashed its sponsorship commitments by roughly half in 2020, as the sports gear company ended expensive outfitting contracts amid the coronavirus pandemic. Total sports sponsorship obligations for the company fell 47 per cent to $362m…

newsobserver.com - Luke DeCock - It's just a few fans to start, but we're taking first steps back to sports as we knew it
It's just a few fans to start, but we're taking first steps back to sports as we knew it
NewsObserver.com

Three thousand or so fans won't push the Carolina Hurricanes any closer to profitability. Entertaining that many fans at PNC Arena might push the Hurricanes closer to the playoffs. With a $78 million payroll, not to mention the fixed costs of…

telegraph.co.uk - Oliver Brown - Sport is central to the nation's summer revival - this time promises must not be broken
Sport is central to the nation's summer revival - this time promises must not be broken
The Telegraph

It is one of the great ironies of the Prime Minister's roadmap that a document he assured would be driven by “data, not dates” has ended up buoying the nation through its time-specific mapping of an end to Covid despair. So clearly…

ksl.com - Carter Williams, KSL.com - Lawmaker files revision to bill that would ban transgender girls from high school sports
Lawmaker files revision to bill that would ban transgender girls from high school sports
KSL.com

SALT LAKE CITY — The legislator behind a bill that would ban transgender girls from being able to participate in high school sports in Utah filed a new version of the bill Wednesday, almost a week after the governor said he wouldn't sign the…

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