Portuguese Primeira Liga and Italian Serie A Score Updates

Seven rounds have already been played in the major football league of Portugal, and we can already name a group of leaders. All today livescores of these matches and the League’s tournament table can be found on the website of sports statistics. 

The current champion of the country, Benfica, has beat Vitoria Setubal at home with minimal gap. Some players left Benfica last summer, so the team is not as stable as the previous year and often shows unemotional football. 

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Five Really Exciting Sports that Are Big Business

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By Joseph Plunkett

Sports are all about the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. 

It’s about David and Goliath, overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles and experiencing the excitement of incredible athletic achievement. It’s about the adrenaline rush, the white-knuckle-moments that are remembered forever. Sports about all about an amazing experience. 

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Surprised by the England vs France Typhoon? Wait till you hear what’ll happen in Summer

By Mark McKinney

The World Rugby organizers reported that the weekend match between England and France will be postponed until further notice as dangers about a large typhoon approaching the shores of Japan become a serious issue.

It has not been disclosed whether or not the game will still take place at the designated time just excluding the spectators, or if it will be postponed until the typhoon has passed the island and the weather is a bit more manageable.

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In Die Hard, What Christmas Eve Bowl Game has Notre Dame vs USC?

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(Editor’s note: re-publishing this holiday season article in advance of Saturday’s annual meeting between USC and Notre Dame. Early lines have the Fighting Irish favored by 11)

This weekend begins the bowl season, and with it the crappy bowl games that very few of us care about. Saturday brings us a cadre of bowl games that are just as awful as whatever bowl game hosted Notre Dame and USC in the classic Christmas film “Die Hard.”

The total number of bowl games has multiplied at an absurd rate these past few decades, but one truth still remains- real bowl games don’t start until after Christmas, and for the most part well after Christmas. Genuinely desirable bowl games still adhere to tradition, and take place on New Year’s. (For a preview of #14 Notre Dame vs #17 LSU go to this link)

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VIDEO: First ever “Black Sox,” White Sox-Reds Series footage emerges

Editor’s note: re-publishing this from May 2014 as the centennial of the 1919 World Series approaches on Tuesday. 

The Black Sox are one of the most compelling stories in Chicago sports history. The eight members of the Chicago White Sox ex-communicated from baseball forever for throwing the Cincinnati Reds comprise as intriguing and multi-layered scandals as you’ll find anywhere in sports history.

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Media Industry Declining, Public Relations’ Role an Overlooked Factor

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It feels like public sentiment for the media is at an all time low, and much of that is truly deserved. “The media” as many call it, is indeed biased by and large, but it’s not in regards to a political agenda. The bias is towards getting eyeballs and getting paid. Media outlets are biased towards producing the stories that will require the least effort and cost.

And everyone has had a role here in causing the severe decline of the media industry. Consumers want news, but refuse to pay for it. Most consumers are more interested in junk and fluff than what actually matters, and they don’t click on banner ads, so native advertising and sponsored content popped up.

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Role of Media in Sports Development

By Jason Verduzco

Sports are an important part of today’s society. From a social facet, it plays an important role in uniting people from different social backgrounds to be together in favor of their favorite team. It also has a part in building international relations in various ways.

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Why Sports Stars Are Seen As Gods And Goddesses In This Day And Age

By Patrick Pierce

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For as long as human beings have been around, we’ve always tried to look up to something greater than ourselves. It’s due to the uncertainty surrounding our existence – we need to feel as though we’re stable and have something to keep us in order. We’re also an insecure bunch, and we need to rely on a higher power to provide comfort for us. Whether you’re religious or not, you can’t deny those very basic facts.

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Chicago Cubs Upcoming Tribute to WGN-TV Rings Very Hollow

WGN-TV began broadcasting Chicago Cubs games way back in 1948, and they currently have the longest running relationship with a Major League Baseball team.

The 72-year partnership comes to an end next Saturday, Sept. 21 with the final Cubs home broadcast on the network. Damned if they do, and damned if they don’t, the team will honor WGN-TV with a ceremony at their home game against the Cardinals that day.

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Marcus Rashford Slams Twitter’s Attempt to Combat Online Racism

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Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford is one of a handful of footballers who has been racially abused online in the past few weeks. Rashford, as well as teammate Paul Pogba, have been victimized by racist trolls on Twitter since the season started.

Twitter, in an effort to combat racism on social media, made a pledge to monitor the account of the top 50 black footballers in the world.

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ESPN College Gameday: How it Went From Transcendent to Unwatchable

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Republishing from 9-16-17

To pinpoint what’s so wrong with ESPN College Gameday in 2017, there are a couple different places from which you can start. You can begin with ESPN’s horrible bungling of the Jemele Hill and Robert Lee situations, and go from there. The same principle, that of “let’s try to never hurt anyone’s feelings ever, no matter what the cost, because hurt feelings means upset sponsors” applies across the board.

ESPN should have never apologized for what Jemele Hill said about Donald Trump.

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AVP Provides Final Chance to See Beach Volleyball Olympians Before Tokyo 2020

The AVP Gold Series Championships of beach volleyball hits Chicago this weekend and it’s all about last chances. As it’s Labor Day weekend, it’s the unofficial end of summer (and as every single automobile commercial on television will tell you, summer’s here but it’s over soon), as the beaches and pools will soon close.

And with the 2020 Olympics taking place in Tokyo next summer, this is your final chance to see Olympic beach volleyball in person. Chicago may not be known for beaches first and foremost (as summer here is notoriously short), but the second city has actually hosted more beach volleyball championships than any other city outside the state of California.

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