The Game Awards 2018

23 May 19
Russia News Now

Back in January 2018, I wrote this piece about The War on Dissent, which, in case you haven’t noticed, is going gangbusters. As predicted, the global capitalist ruling classes have been using every weapon in their arsenal to marginalize, stigmatize, delegitimize, and otherwise eliminate any and all forms of dissent from neoliberal ideology, and in […]

23 May 19
Toronto Sun

Earlier this year, and also in 2017, Mark Casse was a finalist in the trainer category for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. He was not selected in either vote. In fairness, Casse, 58, who was elected to the Canadian hall in 2016, had a major piece missing from his resume. Even […]

23 May 19
Badgers Wire

The University of Wisconsin put five members on Athlon Sports preseason All-Big Ten teams as the countdown to the 2019 kickoff rages on. Junior tailback Jonathan Taylor, center Tyler Biadasz and left tackle Cole Van Lanen were named to the publication’s first-team all-conference while outside linebacker Zack Baun and tight end Jake Ferguson made the […]

23 May 19
GREEN KILL

Slam Allen, the 2015 inductee into the NY Blues Hall of Fame, with share the evening with Elly Wininger, Adelphi Records recording artist and the 2014 inductee into the NY Blues Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 13 at  8 PM. 10 dollars at the door or on eventbrite.com.  45 seating limit. BYOB. Soft drinks and snacks available at Ozubar.

23 May 19
Update News Portal

0 of 32 Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press Here’s a revelation for you: The NFL is a quarterback-driven league. I know. It’s a stunner. Take a minute to collect yourself. The defending Super Bowl champion just so happens to have the greatest player to ever man the position on its roster. The team he vanquished in Atlanta […]

23 May 19
News Directory

NEW YORK – A great night for Major League Soccer at the annual Sports Business Awards held in midtown Manhattan. Atlanta United was nominated as the Sports Team of the Year, and their town Mercedes-Benz was awarded the Sports Facilities of the Year award and a MLS Commissioner, Don Garber, was nominated as Sports Executive […]

23 May 19
The Irish Sun
SEÁN GANNON is one of the most decorated players in the league. But he is never allowed to forget that there is one individual accolade he has yet to collect. Sean Gannon Sean Hoare with his award back in June, 2018 Gannon has been a key player in Dundalk’s title wins in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 after making one appearance in Shamrock Rovers’ triumph in 2011 and 13 in St Pat’s two years later. He has been in the PFAI Team of the Year for the past six seasons. No other player has featured more than three times in this period. But it has not escaped his team-mate Seán Hoare’s notice that, when he stood in for the injured Gannon at right-back, he received recognition which, to date, has eluded the 27-year-old. SEAN HOARE STICK Hoare, normally a centre-half, collected the SSE Airtricity/SWAI Player of the Month award for May 2018. And Gannon admitted: “He keeps giving me stick that he’s the only right full to have won Player of the Month at the club. “I’m happy to be just into the team. If you look at our squad, if don’t perform well in the team you’ll be out of it, it’s as simple as that. “Like Seán is a top player, he could play anywhere. “When we lost a few in midfield, he slotted in there and was brilliant for us. We’re just glad to have him.” Dundalk are just as glad to have Gannon, who was nominated for last month’s award but lost out to Bohemians keeper James Talbot. LATE LATE BOH On Monday, he helped the Lilywhites defeat Bohs courtesy of a stoppage-time penalty which, coupled with Shamrock Rovers’ win away to Finn Harps, moved the top two nine points clear of the Gypsies. Gannon said: “You get the same three points whether you win 6-0 or win 2-1 in the last minute. It’s just a great feeling to have done it. “We could have played better, we’d be the first to say that. We didn’t start the game as well as we would have wanted but we stayed at it. “We just kept trying to win and we eventually got our rewards for pressing so hard. But it was a very tough game because they’re a very good team with a brilliant squad of players. There has been nothing in the games we’ve played against each other this year. “It’s a very competitive league this year. “We’ve just got to keep ticking games off, not worry about anyone else but ourselves. “Rovers will be there until to the end — and Bohs. “Bohs are title contenders as well, there is no doubt about it. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ SPORT” posts_category=”0″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] “We’ll just try to keep putting points on the board and see where it takes us. We’re on a decent run.” That streak has seen them take 22 points from their last eight games, with St Pat’s next up tonight. Gannon added: “We’ve got to make sure we’re ready because it might go until the last minute again.”
23 May 19
UNB! Network

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with free agent defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, the team announced today. Suh (6-4, 313), a nine-year veteran, is a five-time Pro Bowl selection and five-time Associated PressAll-Pro choice (three first team, two second team). Since entering the league as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 […]

23 May 19
Sound Books

Kids’ Choice Sports, Nickelodeon’s slimiest, surprise-filled sports showdown for kids, returns this summer, and to celebrate, Nick has unveiled a first-look at the Kids’ Choice Sports 2019 logo! Since its inception in 2014, Kids’ Choice Sports has garnered some of the biggest names in sports from hosts Michael Strahan, Russell Wilson and Chris Paul to […]

23 May 19
Sneaker News
The year’s best guards, forwards, and centers were officially named today as the NBA revealed the All-NBA First, Second, and Third team selections. While not necessarily the fifteen best overall talents of the league, these elite squads in three tiers do make up the six best backcourt players, the six best frontcourt players at the forward position, and the three best frontcourt players at the center position. Typically, an All-NBA selection is more valuable than an All-Star selection as it is a far more exclusive group, and not surprisingly, many of these athletes have signature shoes to call their own.     As expected, there are many familiar faces in the 2019 class of All-NBA giants, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t a few surprises. Nikola Jokic emerged as the single best true big-man in the game, LeBron James had a “down” year as he plummeted to the Third team (he’s been a First teamer since 2008), and Giannis’ ascension is perfectly timed with his looming signature shoe debut. See below for the official All-NBA First, Second, and Third teams as well as their sneaker rotations for most of the 2018-2019 season. Steph, Harden, Giannis, PG, and Jokic FIRST TEAM   The All-NBA First Team matched their award-winning play with equally impressive footwear, running the gamut from flashy and unique to simple and effective. One one side, there’s players like Paul George, whose PlayStation x Nike PG 2.5s and NASA x Nike PG 3s were the talk of the basketball sneaker world. On the other side, there’s young talents like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic, the former of whom is biding his time until the release of his highly-anticipated Nike Freak 1 in a plethora of Nike Kobes (both regular and PE editions), while the latter provided stout post play and pinpoint passes in the Nike Hyperdunk 2018. Then, in the middle, there’s veterans like Steph Curry who made it an even half dozen in the signature shoe market with his UA Curry 6, and James Harden, who torched the NBA’s other 29 teams all season long in his Boost-equipped adidas Harden Vol. 3.   G – Steph Curry UA Curry 6 G – James Harden adidas Harden Vol. 3 F – Giannis Antetokounmpo Nike Kobe AD F – Paul George Nike PG 3 C – Nikola Jokic Nike Hyperdunk 2018 Dame, Kyrie, KD, Kawhi, and The Process SECOND TEAM   The All-NBA Second Team brought the heat on the footwear front with signature models and special makeups aplenty. Damian Lillard started the season in the adidas Dame 4 and pushed his Blazers all the way to the Conference Finals in the fifth model. Kyrie Irving’s fan-favorite Nike line followed suit, as the Celtics point guard kicked things off in his Nike Kyrie 4 before evolving to the striking Nike Kyrie 5 right before Christmas. Kevin Durant played the vast majority of 2018-2019 in the Nike KD 11 before the Nike KD 12 debuted prior to the playoffs. Kawhi Leonard hit the rare mid-season brand switch, starting his run in Toronto with the Air Jordan 32 Low before signing with New Balance and reviving their long-dormant basketball line with his signature OMN1S. And although the other four players on the list were frequently rotating, swapping, and switching, Joel Embiid joyfully took the court in PE colorways of the UA HOVR Havoc all season long.   G – Damian Lillard adidas Dame 4, Dame 5 G – Kyrie Irving Nike Kyrie 4, Kyrie 5 F – Kevin Durant Nike KD 11, KD 12 F – Kawhi Leonard Air Jordan 32, New Balance OMN1S C – Joel Embiid UA HOVR Havoc Westbrook, Kemba, Blake, LeBron, and Gobert THIRD TEAM   Strangely enough, the All-NBA Third Team might have the most robust all-around footwear game among all the squads. LeBron James’ Nike LeBron 16 was one of the season’s most celebrated models thanks to the sophomore #LeBronWatch campaign, while triple-double machine Russell Westbrook debuted the impressive Why Not ZER0.2. Kemba Walker had the most perplexing rotation of the season as he heavily favored the Air Jordan 10 Retro, while Blake and Rudy proudly repped Jordan and Nike while donning their respective brand’s in-line hoops models.   G – Russell Westbrook Jordan Why Not ZER0.1, ZER0.2 G – Kemba Walker Air Jordan 10 Retro F – Blake Griffin Jordan Super.Fly MVP F – LeBron James Nike LeBron 16 C – Rudy Gobert Nike Air Max Dominate
23 May 19
EW.com

In the EW books department, the best time to read is every day of the year — but there’s no denying that the summer season provides a setting particularly attuned to page-turners. The upcoming months are rife with tantalizing titles, from crime stories to impressive debuts to beach reads that we refuse to call beach […]