The latest Premier League Download makes its debut on Sunday, as we dive deep into Tottenham Hotspur. With a brand new stadium under construction and a solid look at perennial top-end pushes, Spurs are among the more intriguing stories in the Premier League. Spurs host Stoke City on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. EDT on NBCSN, and “Tottenham Hotspur: To Dare Is To Do” debuts at 11 a.m. EDT, right after the match.
Esports are becoming a bigger and bigger deal. Media outlets are staffing up to increase coverage. Competitors are finding new avenues of investment, to the extent that Manchester United considered signing an Overwatch team last summer. And, increasingly, esports competitions are getting in on traditional sports’ source of power and legitimacy— broadcast television. Which makes the announcement earlier today that BT Sport will show the remainder of FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship Series live on TV in the UK a pretty big deal. The tournament, sponsored and organized by EA Sports, focuses on elite competition in FIFA’s FUT mode, where players build custom teams and pit them against others.
MESA, Ariz. – Chairman Tom Ricketts wants the Cubs to be known someday as one of the greatest sports franchises in the world, right up there with global brands like the New England Patriots, Manchester United and Real Madrid. But the most relevant blueprint for baseball operations right now might be the Atlanta Braves model that won 14 consecutive division titles between 1991 and 2005, an unbelievable run that still only resulted in one World Series title. In a "Chicks Dig The Long Ball" era, the Braves had 60 percent of a Hall of Fame rotation (Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz) and a manager (Bobby Cox) who would get his own Cooperstown plaque. The Braves Way still didn't only revolve around