Tim Dahlberg, Ap Sports Columnist Updated 10:28 am PDT, Saturday, July 27, 2019 It's impossible to reconcile, so I won't even try. How can you love a sport so filled with tragedy and heartbreak? How can you cheer when you know getting hit in in the head can cause so much harm? Maxim Dadashev wasn't a world champion. He didn't have an entourage like Manny Pacquiao, and no one paid $74.99 to see him fight on pay-per-view. Like many young boxers, though, the Russian did have a dream. He would become a world champion one day, a goal that seemed possible after he won his first 13 fights, 11 by knockout. "He was a lovely young man, totally dedicated to boxing," said his promoter, Bob Arum. "We thought he was going to be somebody who would be contending for a world title in the 140-pound division." Dadashev never got that chance. FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2018, file photo, Maxim Dadashev, of Russia, left, hits Antonio DeMarco, of Mexico, during a junior welterweight bout … [Read more...] about Column: The dark side of a sport many still love
When — or it seems to have become more of an if — the Museum of Sports ever gets built, wherever it turns out to be, Lou Scheinfeld says Kate Smith will be prominently displayed. The man primarily responsible for bringing the renowned late singer into the Flyers’ bosom nearly five decades ago, which helped resurrect her career, in fact, says the recent chain of events that has led to her ostracism, won’t have any bearing on her historical significance in Philadelphia. “She was going to be part of it and will be a part,” said the 83-year-old Scheinfeld, whose eight-year quest to make the proposed museum a reality has hit a roadblock due to lack of funding. “You don’t erase history. You learn from it. Personally I feel she was wronged. I’m disappointed in the Flyers acting so rashly to tear down the legacy and memory of a great woman whom I got to know personally. “She couldn’t have been more gracious. To her the … [Read more...] about Will Lou Scheinfeld’s Museum of Sports Ever Get Built?
By Sam Tabachnik | [email protected] and Joseph Nguyen | [email protected] | The Denver PostPUBLISHED: January 16, 2019 at 7:40 am | UPDATED: January 16, 2019 at 6:07 pm Mason Lowe, a professional bull rider, died Tuesday after suffering injuries during an event at the National Western Stock Show at the Denver Coliseum, according to the Professional Bull Riders Association. Lowe’s death is only the second involving a bull rider at PBR event since the organization was founded in 1992, a spokesman for the association said. “We are deeply saddened to report that Mason Lowe passed away this evening following injuries sustained at the PBR event in Denver,” CEO Sean Gleason said in a statement. “The entire PBR and National Western sports family extends our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to Mason’s wife Abbey and his family.” Lowe, 25, was ranked No. 18 in the world. He sustained the injuries when a bull stepped on his chest, … [Read more...] about Mason Lowe, professional bull rider, dies after suffering injuries at National Western Stock Show event
DENVER — A bull rider died from injuries he sustained during an event at the National Western Stock Show, the CEO of the Professional Bull Riders said in a Facebook post.According to the post, Mason Lowe died Tuesday evening. Lowe, 25, was ranked 18th in the world and had been a professional bull rider for seven years, according to his biography page on the PBR website. He's from Exeter, Mo."We are deeply saddened to report that Mason Lowe passed away this evening following injuries sustained at the PBR event in Denver," Sean Gleason, PBR's CEO said on Facebook. "The entire PBR and National Western sports family extends our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to Mason’s wife Abbey and his family."Read more at 9News. … [Read more...] about Bull rider dies from injuries at National Western Stock Show
The Air Force Academy’s athletic program will get an ombudsman to deal with complaints and a new system for cadets to anonymously report concerns after an independent review of the program that stemmed from two hazing incidents since late 2016.Cases are pending against a pair of cadets on the academy’s swimming team after freshmen complained about a hazing ritual that included eating to the point of sickness and a rite that involved naked upperclassmen and threatened — but phony — demands for oral sex. Another incident involved the school’s men’s lacrosse team. Details of that case haven’t been released, but the team’s head coach left the school in the wake of an investigation.The review, by North Carolina consulting firm Collegiate Sports Associates, found the academy had strong programs in place to instill military values and prevent sexual assault. But confused lines of communication and a rigid command structure allowed misconduct, … [Read more...] about Air Force Academy vows new steps to stop hazing in sports teams after latest report