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ROOT Sports Actively Seeking Streaming Rights for Blazers Games

The Trail Blazers justified leaving NBC Sports Northwest and the network’s vast majority of employees behind by stressing the move would allow the team’s television reach to double. 

Conveniently ignored by Portland upon its announcement of a multi-year deal with ROOT Sports? That local fans who stream Blazers games on any service other than AT&T TV would be forced to find a new means of watching their favorite team going forward, unless ROOT Sports reaches new agreements with streaming providers before next season.

Good news: The powers that be are already engaged in discussions that will render that massive problem

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Sports Olympics

Olympics-Australian swimmer Groves pulls out of Games trials, citing ‘perverts’

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Double Olympic silver medallist Madeline Groves has pulled out of Australia’s swimming trials for the Tokyo Games, citing “misogynistic perverts in sport”.

Groves, who won silver in the 200 metres butterfly and 4×100 medley at the 2016 Rio Games, announced her decision on Instagram before following up with a furious tirade on Twitter on Thursday.

“Let this be a lesson to all misogynistic perverts in sport and their boot lickers — You can no longer exploit young women and girls, body shame or medically gaslight them and then expect them to represent you so you can earn

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Basketball & Games

MGM Resorts to host USA Basketball training camps, games July 6-18 in Las Vegas

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich returns as coach of the USA Men’s National Team.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Basketball and MGM Resorts International, a leader in the sports and entertainment industry, today announced an expanded, multi-year partnership, tipping off this July in Las Vegas. As part of the partnership, MGM Resorts will be the Official Training Camp Home of the USA Basketball Men’s and Women’s National Teams, as well as an Official Integrated Resorts Partner of USA Basketball and an Official USA Basketball Exhibition Tour Partner.

As the new Training Camp Home of the USA Basketball Men’s and

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Basketball & Games

Fort Payne boys host exhibition games | Sports

Fort Payne High School’s boys basketball teams made the most of their opportunity in getting live game action when the school hosted its first play date of the summer Tuesday.

Seven schools were represented during the day of exhibition games and competitions ranged from the varsity to the ninth-grade level. Pisgah, North Sand Mountain, Etowah, Southside-Gadsden, Guntersville, Kate Duncan Smith DAR and Boaz all fielded teams at the big play date.

“I appreciate all the schools from the area who brought their teams. It made for a great day of basketball,” said Michael Banks, Fort Payne varsity boys basketball head

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