ON THIS DAY IN SPORT 1900: Worcestershire bowled Yorkshire out for just 99 in a County Championship match at Bradford but still went on to lose by an innings as they were bowled out for 43 and 51. 1921: The Second Division game between Stockport and Leicester attracted just 13 spectators to Old Trafford - the lowest crowd on record for a Football League match. 1990: Lancashire scored 863 runs in a county game against Surrey at The Oval, only 24 short of the Championship record set 94 years earlier. 2000: Manchester City netted four second-half goals to win promotion from Division One at Blackburn. 2006: Tottenham failed to qualify for the Champions League following a 2-1 defeat to West Ham, after many of their first team went down with food poisoning. 2008: Declan Kidney was confirmed as Ireland rugby union's new head coach. 2009: Graham Onions made a dream debut for England at Lord's, taking three wickets in a single over and five in the innings as the West Indies were bowled out for … [Read more...] about On this Day, May 7 2008: Declan Kidney was confirmed as Ireland rugby’s new head coach
WASHINGTON — The battle for the future of sports broadcasting is already well underway. But as more and more consumers cut the cord, ditching cable for other alternatives, how is ESPN — the industry leader — adjusting? One way is through the introduction of ESPN+, a content service launched last month, which costs $4.99 per month (with a promotional month free) and is accessible via ESPN.com, its own app, and streaming devices. A mix of live, taped and original programming, it may offer a chance to stem the tide of subscriber losses. ESPN+ is driven first and foremost by live sports offerings, including more than 180 MLB and NHL games (at least one per day), the entire out-of-market MLS schedule, and college sports from more than 20 conferences around the country. There is also golf, tennis, boxing, cricket, rugby and soccer from lower levels both at home (USL) and abroad (EFL). Unfortunately, it does not serve as a workaround for those who have cut the cord and are … [Read more...] about What does new streaming service ESPN+ deliver?
Saturday’s highlightsON THE AIRAuto racing FIA Formula E Series, BMW i Berlin E-Prix, 9:30 a.m., FS1IndyCar Indianapolis 500 qualifying, 4 p.m., WVECMonster Energy Cup, All-Star Open, 6 p.m., FS1; All-Star Race, 8 p.m., FS1College baseball Old Dominion at Louisiana Tech, 6:55 p.m., 1310AMCollege lacrosse NCAA tournament:Loyola vs. Yale, noon, ESPNUDenver vs. Albany, 2:30 p.m., ESPNUCollege softball NCAA regionalsTeams TBA, noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., ESPNTeams TBA, noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m., ESPN2Cycling Amgen Tour of California, 3 p.m., WAVYDiving U.S. National Championships, 2 p.m., WAVYGolf Belgian Knockout, Day 3, 7 a.m., TGCPGA, AT&T Byron Nelson, third round, 1 p.m., TGC; 3 p.m., WTKRChampions, Regions Tradition, third round, 3 p.m., TGCLPGA, Kingsmill Championship, third round, 5 p.m., TGCWeb.com, BMW Charity Pro-Am, third round, 7 p.m., TGCHorse racing Preakness prep, 2:30 p.m., NBCSNPreakness Stakes, 5 p.m., WAVYMinor league baseball Louisville at … [Read more...] about Saturdays TV listings
ON THIS DAY IN SPORT 1896: The first modern Olympic Games, the brainchild of Frenchman Baron Pierre de Coubertin, got under way in Athens. A total of 59 athletes from 10 nations took part. 1900: James J Jeffries successfully defended the world heavyweight title by knocking out Jack Finnegan after just 55 seconds. 1993: Guy Whittingham's fourth hat-trick of the season, in Portsmouth's 4-0 defeat of Peterborough, took his goal tally to 43 - equalling the club record set by Billy Haines in 1926-27. 1994: The English Football Association called off England's friendly against Germany, fixed for April 20, the anniversary of Adolf Hitler's birth, because of police intelligence discovering massive demonstrations being planned. 2003: Finland's Kimi Raikkonen was named the winner of an extraordinary Brazilian Grand Prix, which was stopped 18 laps early after an horrific collision involving Jaguar's Mark Webber and Renault's Fernando Alonso, denying Italy's Giancarlo Fisichella his maiden win. … [Read more...] about On this Day, April 6 2010: Lionel Messi scored all four Barcelona goals as they eliminated Arsenal from the Champions League
ON THIS DAY IN SPORT 1902: Twenty-five people died at Ibrox when part of a temporary wooden stand collapsed during a Scotland v England international. 1915: Jack Johnson, the first black world heavyweight champion, lost his title to Jess Willard when he was knocked out in the 26th round of their 45-round fight. 1922: Former England and Preston forward Tom Finney, who was capped 76 times, was born. He died on February 14 2014. 1930: England scored a then-record 849 against the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, thanks largely to 325 from Andy Sandham. 1947: Rangers beat Aberdeen 4-0 to win the first Scottish League Cup final. 2005: Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann was suspended for two European matches after throwing water over a referee and his assistant following the second leg of Arsenal's Champions League encounter with Bayern Munich. 2006: Swansea duo Lee Trundle and Alan Tate were arrested by police and charged by the Football Association of Wales following the … [Read more...] about On this Day, April 5 1922: Former England & Preston forward Tom Finney was born