Sporting News: Kelly Stafford apologizes for calling Michigan a ‘dictatorship’ during Instagram rant

Sporting News: Kelly Stafford apologizes for calling Michigan a ‘dictatorship’ during Instagram rant. “Kelly Stafford has learned the power of words. Stafford, whose husband is Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, issued a apology on her Instagram page Monday for her Instagram rant last week, during which she referred to the state of Michigan as a ‘dictatorship.'”

VentureBeat: Google’s Project Guideline uses AI to help low-vision users navigate running courses

VentureBeat: Google’s Project Guideline uses AI to help low-vision users navigate running courses. “In collaboration with nonprofit organization Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Google today piloted an AI system called Project Guideline, designed to help blind and low-vision people run races independently with just a smartphone. Using an app that tracked the virtual race via GPS and a Google-designed harness that delivered audio prompts to indicate the location of a prepainted line, Guiding Eyes for the Blind CEO Thomas Panek attempted to run New York Road Runners’ Virtual Run for Thanks 5K in Central Park.”

Wall Street Journal: A College Basketball Tournament Needed a Safe Home. It Moved to a Covid Hot Spot.

Wall Street Journal: A College Basketball Tournament Needed a Safe Home. It Moved to a Covid Hot Spot.. “Some of the best teams in college basketball were supposed to be celebrating Thanksgiving in the Bahamas. But when the pandemic canceled a tournament called the Battle 4 Atlantis, the schools had to change their plans. They ripped up their tickets to paradise and booked trips to South Dakota. The relocated teams were seeking a safer place to play. They happened to pick a part of the country with one of the worst Covid-19 outbreaks anywhere in the world.”

The World Games: TWG Archive Under The Roof Of The Olympic Channel Digital Archive

The World Games: TWG Archive Under The Roof Of The Olympic Channel Digital Archive . “The World Games archive has moved to a new house. From now on, IWGA stakeholders can access videos and pictures covering the 40 years of the Games through the Olympic Channel digital archive. The IWGA archive features approximately 1,700 videos and 10,500 pictures including assets from all ten Games editions including the first edition of The World Games in Santa Clara, California in 1981 to the most recent event in Wroclaw, Poland in 2017.”

Duke University Chronicle: Duke announces no fans at home events to begin winter sport seasons

Duke University Chronicle: Duke announces no fans at home events to begin winter sport seasons. “There will be no fans in Cameron Indoor Stadium to begin the basketball season. Per a release Tuesday morning, Duke Athletics announced that the school will be extending its current policy for fall sports and not allow any spectators at home events to begin the winter sport seasons due to COVID-19.”

The Next Web: How is COVID transforming the business of sports?

The Next Web: How is COVID transforming the business of sports?. “Today is day three of The Global Boardroom, a global digital conference to gather the most senior global decision-makers and leading minds in policy, business , and finance, initiated by the Financial Times and TNW. Although you need to be registered for The Global Boardroom, we’re also airing some of the sessions live on the FT.com as well as here on TNW.”

Baltimore Sun: Maryland cancels football game against Ohio State due to high number coronavirus cases

Baltimore Sun: Maryland cancels football game against Ohio State due to high number coronavirus cases. “A surge in players testing positive for the coronavirus forced the Maryland football program on Wednesday to suspend all activities. The university also said that Saturday’s game against No. 3 Ohio State would be canceled and not rescheduled.”

Football before lockdown: Your last football match before lockdown (BBC)

BBC: Football before lockdown: Your last football match before lockdown. “As England continues through another national lockdown, the return of fans to football grounds seems as far away as ever. With that in mind, we asked you to get in touch and reminisce about the last live game you watched. These are your stories.”

Lockdown: ‘More sports face collapse without guidance’ says shadow sports minister (BBC)

BBC: Lockdown: ‘More sports face collapse without guidance’ says shadow sports minister. “The government has been urged to issue guidance on how new lockdown rules for England will affect sport, ‘unless they want more sports to face collapse’. Shadow sports minister Alison McGovern made the comments following the announcement of a new four-week lockdown from Thursday until 2 December to combat rising Covid-19 numbers.”

The Ringer: The NBA May Be Back Much Sooner Than Anyone Thought

The Ringer: The NBA May Be Back Much Sooner Than Anyone Thought. “It has not been two weeks since LeBron James and the Lakers won the NBA title, but their championship already feels like it’s deep in the rearview mirror. After playing a virus-free three months inside the Orlando bubble, the league isn’t looking to decelerate.”

England v Barbarians: Thirteen Barbarians players charged by RFU after coronavirus protocol breached (BBC)

BBC: England v Barbarians: Thirteen Barbarians players charged by RFU after coronavirus protocol breached. “Thirteen unnamed Barbarians players have been charged by the Rugby Football Union after Sunday’s game against England was cancelled because of coronavirus protocol breaches. Players face a range of charges including ‘individual breaches of the protocols’ and ‘providing false statements during an investigation’, the RFU said.

Sports Illustrated: ‘I Think There’s a Better Way’: Can—and Should—College Football Change Its Approach to Contact Tracing?

Sports Illustrated: ‘I Think There’s a Better Way’: Can—and Should—College Football Change Its Approach to Contact Tracing?. “In college football, a player who is exposed to COVID-19 can’t ‘test out’ of quarantine, regardless of whether he ever tested positive himself. Some believe that will change soon. But should it?”

Buckeye Xtra: Ohio State marching band to stage prerecorded performances for football games

Buckeye Xtra: Ohio State marching band to stage prerecorded performances for football games. “Ohio State’s marching band will not be at football games this fall, but it will conduct pre-recorded pregame and halftime routines.”

Toledo Blade: Decimated secondary ticket market hanging on for life

Toledo Blade: Decimated secondary ticket market hanging on for life. “Whether it’s phone calls to brokers, searching StubHub’s online database, or buying from a scalper outside the stadium, college football fans have become accustomed to having an outlet to purchase tickets. The secondary market is part of the college football ecosystem, with an estimated market value of $4.2 billion (Power Five conference only).”

CNN: 18 members of Yale’s men’s ice hockey team test positive for Covid-19

CNN: 18 members of Yale’s men’s ice hockey team test positive for Covid-19. “Eighteen members of Yale University’s men’s hockey team have been instructed to isolate after testing positive for coronavirus. Collectively, the cluster raised the school’s Covid-19 alert status from green, which notes ‘lower risk’ to yellow, which signals ‘low to moderate risk of viral transmission.'”