The British are coming! And they’re bringing a sport with them: rugby. This Saturday, the London Irish and Saracens will face-off at the Red Bull Arena just across the river in Harrison, NJ. It’s the first Aviva Premiership match played outside the UK. And it’s all in hopes of finding new American fans. My co-host, Elizabeth Brockway, reports.
The Super Bowl is over, but the controversy around football-related concussions is still growing, especially in world of youth football. According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, participation in youth tackle football has dropped almost 20% in the last several years. And while you might think this would be bad for the BUSINESS of football, ONE part of the industry might BENEFIT from what some call the sport’s “concussion crisis.”
New York is the only state in the country to ban professional mixed martial arts events. New York fighters have to travel out of state to compete and gain national recognition in the increasingly popular sport. Charlotte Gibson reports that momentum is growing in Albany to legalize the violent fight club events in New York.
Two years ago, Manchester City Football Club and the New York Yankees acquired a Major League expansion team for 10 million dollars. The New York City Football Club is expected to start its inaugural season in nine days.
The expansion of instant replay in baseball threatens to extinguish one of the game’s most popular traditions: umpire-manager arguments.