A Taylor Swift love story: How pop icon is bringing a new, young audience to the NFL

[ad_1] Arrie Flathouse took her first steps to Taylor Swift’s hit song “Tim McGraw.” The pop icon was a constant part of the now 16-year-old Arrie’s childhood as she grew up in the Houston area with two older sisters who adored Swift. Arrie came to love Swift, too, dressing up as her for Halloween and … Read more

Why NBA home teams are no longer wearing white jerseys

[ad_1] Every August, after the NBA releases its schedule for the upcoming season, Michael McCullough, the Miami Heat’s chief marketing officer, thinks about the next 82 games. He not only considers ticket sales and promotions but also sets a meeting with the team’s equipment manager and focuses on an essential part of his job: uniforms. … Read more

Taylor Swift’s jacket brings star boost to Kristin Juszczyk, wife of 49ers’ All-Pro fullback

[ad_1] SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers had a bye during the opening round of the playoffs, but that didn’t mean Kyle Juszczyk had the weekend off. The team’s fullback went into action after his wife, Kristin, managed to meld three massive newsmakers — Taylor Swift, the NFL and the winter storms that … Read more

From piano lessons to swimming, Tara VanDerveer’s success is rooted in non-stop learning

[ad_1] PALO ALTO, Calif. — Almost nothing about Tara VanDerveer’s home would imply a basketball coach, let alone one who is about to become the winningest college basketball coach ever, has resided there for nearly 30 years. The muted yellow walls and decor — several large framed florals painted years ago by a friend — … Read more

Remembering the Zambia air disaster – ‘The boys would say: ‘This plane will kill us”

[ad_1] Follow live coverage of Senegal vs Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations today “The spirit of the 1993 team will always be there for Zambia.” Kalusha Bwalya, Zambia’s former football captain, is reflecting on the day that changed his life forever. On April 27, 1993, a military aircraft taking 18 of his team-mates … Read more

Christian Pulisic interview: ‘I want to show the world what the U.S. can do’

[ad_1] Christian Pulisic is perched on a bar stool in the old clubhouse overlooking the first-team training pitch at Milanello, AC Milan’s training ground. He makes a hand gesture, one he didn’t need the past six months living in Italy to learn. Pulisic is talking about himself as one of the “older guys” on the … Read more

From Idaho to iconic titles: Top 10 Tara VanDerveer moments as Stanford coach nears all-time wins record

[ad_1] It’s impossible to tell the story of the past four decades of college basketball without Tara VanDerveer. The Stanford icon, USA Basketball coach, and overall standard-bearer for West Coast basketball is an integral character in the growth of the women’s game since Title IX. And with two more wins, VanDerveer will stand alone as … Read more