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Sports and Social Justice With David Zirin
On the Olympics, Mark Cuban’s fondness of Ayn Rand, and Howard Zinn’s love of the Boston Red Sox
DAILY Sports  March 5, 2010, by Timothy Braun
"...David Zirin collects accolades like baseball cards. He was named one of the UTNE Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World," he’s been awarded Press Action's Sportswriter of the Year twice, and often graces television screens as a guest analyst on various CNN, ESPN, and MSNBC programs..."

Sports Games Stocking Stuffers
A last-minute list for last-minute shoppers
DAILY Sports  December 22, 2011, by Mark Fagan
"...Looking for a gift for your finicky sports-loving friend? Does he or she have a PS3 or Xbox 360? Click through for a list of games that've been in heavy rotation in my game console of late – and a few I'd like to get my hands on...."

Documentary GameChangers Will Change How You Look at E-Sports
Producer Peter Billingsley on high-stakes professional videogaming
DAILY Screens  June 19, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Forget the whole "gamers yelling in headsets in the basements" myth. E-sports – playing games like StarCraft II competitively, for big-money prizes – is a billion-dollar industry..."

'Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports'
Sportswriter Zirin delves into the darker side of sports
DAILY Sports  July 28, 2010, by Timothy Braun
"...While sports entertain many, behind the scenes the games are a mess akin to making sausage where you have a carefully packaged and attractive product constructed in an ugly and battered fashion. David Zirin leaves no stone unturned in his book Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports...."

'A People’s History of Sports in the United States'
Zirin's book rates amongst the best in his field
DAILY Sports  March 5, 2010, by Timothy Braun
"...In A People’s History of Sports in the United States ($26.95, The New Press), author David Zirin welcomes the reader to the proverbial adults table of American sports with a historical blow-by-blow of social engagement, race relations, gender struggles, and political upheaval that have surrounded some of our favorite pastimes...."

Review: Wii Sports Resort
Nintendo's Wii Sports reboot does more than go through the motions
DAILY Screens  September 2, 2009, by Wells Dunbar
"...As a card-carrying member of the vaunted non-gaming gamer demo, I, like countless others of my ilk, embraced the original Wii Sports with open arms – well, invisible open arms, in keeping with my Mii’s floating extremities...."

Fox Sports House Brings Soccer at SXSW
Stu Holden on coming to Austin, the World Cup, and more
DAILY Chron Events  March 8, 2018, by Nick Barbaro
"...The Fox Sports House opens on the first day of SXSW, launching Fox’s 100-day countdown to the June 14 World Cup kickoff. Last week I got a chance to talk to Stu Holden about what Fox is hoping to do here, and also about the World Cup, U.S..."

The Odd Sports Indoctrination
Wife carrying, bed racing, chess boxing, and more
DAILY Sports  March 6, 2013, by Carly Yansak
"...I don't know anything about sports. My recent writing concerning the subject has been done in a state of Google searching, term defining, and statistical confusion..."

Sports Top 10s for 2007
DAILY Sports  January 3, 2008
"...In a year that was full of loss and disappointment (the tragic deaths of Mike Coolbaugh and Dennis Johnson, the Mitchell Report), there was never a shortage of sports stories and events to remind us of why we love these childish games so much. The numbers on the scoreboard are meaningful, but the tales and people surrounding them are often of greater importance and have a remarkable impact upon our lives..."

LBJ Library Celebrates Fight for Equality in American Sports
The “Get in the Game” exhibition’s opening ceremony is April 21
DAILY Chron Events  April 18, 2018, by Milo Webb
"...In the spring of 1947, before a crowd of 20,000, a 28-year-old Jackie Robinson became the first player in the modern era of baseball to break the sport’s color line. Robinson would go on to become an influential member of the civil rights movement; demonstrating that anyone, no matter the color of their skin, could make it in the professional world of sports...."

Top 10 Sports Retirements 2010
From 'The Big Unit' to 'The Big Hurt'
DAILY Sports  January 7, 2011, by Russ Espinoza
"...Who’s to say what they’ll do next, now that it’s over, kaput, lights out. Moonlighting as a dancing fiend and making up for lost time with family is paramount for a decorated ex-NFL QB with seven children, while pursuing a clichéd future in sports broadcasting represents the next mountaintop for a multitalented modern day Boston icon...."

SXSW Drafts Sports to the Team
SXsports debuts with big-name panelists Bill Simmons, Nate Silver
DAILY SXSW  October 1, 2013, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Batter up, sports fans. South by Southwest is expanding (again)..."

Doing Sports the Craig Way
Mike Butts profiles sports stats man and voice of the Texas Longhorns, broadcaster Craig Way, of KVET's Sports Day and Fox Sports Southwest's High School Extra Live.
Features Story  November 19, 1999, by Mike Butts
"...Craig Way is out of his sports-crazed mind. It's a Thanksgiving night, and he's foregoing the traditional after-meal living-room couch flop to broadcast a high school football game. From the roof of a pressbox..."

Concordia University Organizing Austin’s First Varsity E-Sports Program
School plan approves practice space and on-campus arena
Screens Story  February 7, 2019, by Tucker Whatley
"...The word "varsity" nestles in the American psyche alongside vivid, sporty imagery of grass-stained uniforms, letter jackets, and screaming bleachers; but faculty at Concord­ia University are banking on the term taking on a new association in the near future – the dark, quiet intensity of e-sports...."

Top 10 Regional Sports Stories 2010
The ups and downs of a year in sports, regionally
Sports Story  January 7, 2011, by Mark Fagan
"...This year in sports was like any other year in sports: one of celebration (Rangers World Series appearance) and loss (the Austin Aztex relocate to Orlando). What follows are some regional sports highlights of the past 12 months..."

The Year in Sports
A look back at 10 notable events in CenTex sports, '08 style
Sports Story  January 2, 2009, by Mark Fagan
"...Austin is a sports town. Whether participating or spectating, we take our sports seriously..."

Sports' Body Politics
The ethics behind data mining athletes' emotions
Screens Story  March 10, 2016, by Kahron Spearman
"...A player's body, and the information it yields under pressure, is becoming as coveted as the skill it produces, raising numerous ethical questions in this newest frontier in sports analytics. Teams have paid for the player's skill – does that also entitle them comprehensive access to the player's being, in its entirety, from brain chemistry to his or her GPS-tracked location? Should matters as complex (and private) as a player's thoughts be analyzed at all? Connecting those thoughts to the tangible, will emotional and psychological stability become a requirement for employment?..."

Proposed Sports Complex Threatens Dark Skies in River Hills
Westside project faces new wave of resistance
News Story  October 5, 2017, by Joseph Caterine
"...A westside sports park project seven years in the making is facing a new wave of resistance from a nearby neighborhood wishing to protect its low-light, star-filled sky. The 12 Fields Foundation, a partnership of West Lake youth sports leagues, has been working since 2010 to secure a site to build facilities for local games and tournaments..."

Sports Top 10s
The year in sports, CenTex style
Sports Story  January 4, 2008, by Mark Fagan
"...In a year that was full of loss and disappointment (the tragic deaths of Mike Coolbaugh and Dennis Johnson, the Mitchell Report), there was never a shortage of sports stories and events to remind us of why we love these childish games so much. The numbers on the scoreboard are meaningful, but the tales and people surrounding them are often of greater importance and have a remarkable impact upon our lives..."

Have a Ball in Austin With These Sports Summer Camps
Get your kids going with everything from gymnastics to karate
DAILY Chron Events  March 1, 2018
"...$175-199. www.lifekido.com UT Sports Camps..."

Sports Top 10s
Sports Story  January 3, 2014, by Nick Barbaro
"...home to the Global X Games. Starting in 2014, the Olympics of extreme sports will be held at the Circuit of the Americas for the next four years...."

CenTex Sports Top 10
Lance, Ricky, and F1 among the biggest stories of 2012
Sports Story  January 4, 2013, by Mark Fagan
"...3) RICKY WILLIAMS AND ACCESS CONSCIOUSNESS Our own Sports blogger Alex Dunlap went into this interview with Williams thinking it would be a fluff piece on one of his favorite athletes and came out with a story (which broke nationally) on Williams' involvement with Gary Douglas and his Access Consciousness organization. Douglas claims he can speak with molecules, teach others to read minds, and heal the wounded with his bare hands..."

Sports Gaming Guide
Holiday Edition '06
Screens Story  December 8, 2006, by Jeremy Martin
"...EA Sports..."

Sports Gaming Guide
Holiday Edition '06
Screens Story  December 8, 2006, by Mark Fagan
"...2K Sports..."

In Play: 'NHL 2K7' 2K Sports
Screens Story  September 29, 2006, by Mark Fagan
"...NHL 2K72K Sports (Xbox 360), $59.99..."

Sports Top 10
The year in sports veered from the horrifying to the sublime
Sports Story  January 6, 2012, by Mark Fagan
"...The 2011 year in sports veered from the horrifying (the Penn State nightmare) to the sublime (Game 6 of the World Series). What occurs between the lines draws us in, but what happens outside of them is often more gripping..."

Mavericks Win, But Sports Fans Lose
The Heat losing is the worst thing that could happen
DAILY Sports  June 13, 2011, by Will Eidam
"...The losers aren’t the Heat fans, either. The losers are sports fans..."

This weekend: 80's, Crawfish, & Extreme Sports... Oh My!
Watch out for snowboarding crawfish!
DAILY Chron Events  April 1, 2009, by Logan Youree
"... This time, instead of crawfish, the place will be swarming with the most extreme athletes you've ever seen. That's right, it's The Grind Extreme Sports & Music Festival..."

Sports Gaming Guide
Holiday Edition '06
Screens Story  December 8, 2006, by Jeremy Martin
"...EA Sports..."

Sports Gaming Guide
Holiday Edition '06
Screens Story  December 8, 2006, by Mark Fagan
"...EA Sports..."

Precourt Sports Ventures Reveals Soccer Stadium Site Plan
Only thing left is kick off, right?
DAILY News  May 15, 2018, by Chase Hoffberger
"...The Los Angeles sports office for Gensler architects has been working on the site plan for McKalla Place, Precourt Sports Ventures’ current top choice for a soccer destination for its potentially relocating Columbus Crew, and today released a proposed layout for the North Austin site...."

Precourt Sports Ventures: We Want McKalla Place!
Columbus Crew owners now eye North Austin tract
DAILY News  March 8, 2018, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Looks like if the city’s going to adopt a Major League Soccer franchise that it’ll be housing said club at McKalla Place. Just a few minutes ago, Precourt Sports Ventures CEO Anthony Precourt put out a statement indicating that the city-owned tract just north of Rutland Drive is Destination A for a new, privately funded soccer stadium to house the team that’s currently the Columbus Crew...."

Wind Powered Water Sports Should Have Been Included
Postmarks  May 20, 2014
"...Dear Editor, I read with interest your “Summer Fun” issue [May 16], and noticed that windsurfing, kite-surfing, and sailing were not included. Yes, all need water, and Lake Travis' water sports footprint may continue to shrink, but they have major advantages over waterskiing, wakeboarding, and wakesurfing..."

TopGolf is Austin's Newest Sports Entertainment Phenomenon
Everything is interactive, even the food
DAILY Food  August 13, 2013, by Carly Yansak
"...[image-1] If you've lived in Austin since April, those phrases are probably familiar. TopGolf Austin swung into place as a citywide cult classic almost overnight, attracting crowds with a dynamic atmosphere of sports recreation, drinking, socializing, and, most surprisingly, eating..."

UT Baseball in the Sports Capital of Texas
Round Rock? Sports Capital of Texas?
DAILY Sports  April 2, 2012, by Russ Espinoza
"...The kids of Texas Baseball probably savored the idea – rather, the honor – of playing a de facto home series in the “Sports Capital of Texas.” How irksome and flabbergasting, then, was the anti-climax of learning that Round Rock (of all places) brands itself this way. Round Rock? Sports Capital of Texas? Or deep-fried Lone Star hell hole No..."

Toros Host Girls' Night Out, Youth Sports Night, and More
Home stand features cool promotions
DAILY Sports  February 24, 2011, by Mark Fagan
"...New Mexico: Sat., Feb. 26, 7:30pm: Youth Sports Night! Kids wearing their youth sports jersey get a free ticket at the box office and hot dogs ($1) and sodas ($2) will be priced to move...."

Sports Has Become Only About Winning
Postmarks  November 9, 2009
"...Forever. Lifetime ban from college sports, scholarships erased … no, wait, make them pay back their scholarship money..."

Sports Gaming Guide
Holiday Edition '06
Screens Story  December 8, 2006
"...Full-length reviews for many of these games were previously published in the Chronicle proper or on our sports blog. –Mark Fagan..."

Sports Gaming Guide
Holiday Edition '06
Screens Story  December 8, 2006, by Mark Fagan
"...2K Sports..."

Sports Gaming Guide
Holiday Edition '06
Screens Story  December 8, 2006, by Carson Barker
"...EA Sports..."

Sports Gaming Guide
Holiday Edition '06
Screens Story  December 8, 2006, by Mark Fagan
"...EA Sports..."

No Sports, Lots of Spin
News Story  August 30, 2002, by Lee Nichols
"...When it comes to providing misleading information, Dubya's flack Ari Fleischer isn't alone -- the left is perfectly capable of it as well. In a press statement released Saturday, Scott Cobb of the Texas Moratorium Network boldly declared, "Unfair Death Penalty Causes Texas to Lose 2007 Pan-American Games." That morning, the Pan American Sports Organization, meeting in Mexico City, had picked Rio de Janeiro over San Antonio to host the quadrennial mini-Olympics for countries in the Western Hemisphere..."

Ann Kitchen 1, Precourt Sports Ventures Nil
Updating the score in the quest for the Columbus Crew
News Story  February 1, 2018, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Austin's soccer saga is officially a mess. Last Friday, one week after reiterating their shunning of the offer to move their Columbus Crew into a new stadium out by the Travis County Expo Center, Anthony Precourt and company also announced that Precourt Sports Ventures (which owns the Crew) no longer seek to site their privately funded 20,000-person, $200 million stadium in Butler Shores – the ownership group's first choice for a stadium outside of (and perhaps including) a new one in their native Columbus...."

Top 10 Texas Sports Happenings of 2017
Sports Story  December 28, 2017, by Mark Fagan and Reanna Zuniga
"...Watt's season was cut short by injury, it turns out he had a more important job to do: raising more than $37 million for his Hurricane Harvey relief fund. Watt shared Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year award with his Houston Astros buddy Jose Altuve and proved there are more important fights to win than those that happen between the lines. – M.F...."

Top 10 Local Sports Stories of 2016
Sports Story  December 29, 2016, by Chronicle staff
"...8) X Games Sadly 2016 marked the final year of this extreme sports event being held in Austin due to scheduling issues...."

Get Rid of College Sports
Postmarks  June 24, 2008
"...I have one suggestion. Get rid of the college sports..."

The Year in Sports, as Pitched to the Head of a Hollywood Studio
DAILY Sports  May 14, 2007, by John Hunt
"...At some point though, after the sun comes up on their post-Oscar after party, they are going to be in dire need of a new idea that will green light another call from the Academy. They need to look no further than the 2007 Sports Season..."

The Cyclopism Epidemic in Sports
The 'Daily Show's John Hodgman gets to the bottom of Human Growth Hormone doping.
DAILY Sports  March 8, 2007, by Wells Dunbar
"...The Daily Show's resident expert John "I'm a PC" Hodgman weighs in on sports doping with the Human Growth Hormone: "We wouldn't want to trivialize a man hitting a ball over a fence with a stick."..."

Sports Gaming Guide
Holiday Edition '06
Screens Story  December 8, 2006, by James Renovitch
"...Finally the WWE admits they are "sports entertainment," but both the sport and entertainment aspects of this game are sorely lacking. All the superstars are rendered well as they pummel a path to their signature finishing moves..."

Sports Gaming Guide
Holiday Edition '06
Screens Story  December 8, 2006, by Mark Fagan
"...EA Sports..."

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