How sports tactics can help the Democrats beat Donald Trump in 2020

During my NBA career I played for plenty of teams who protected the lead. But its a strategy that can backfire if a team dont exploit their strengths The relationship between sports and society has always been about more than exercise and entertainment. As the popularity of sports movies and TV shows attests, its also a multi-tasking metaphor for core cultural values such as teamwork, sportsmanship, fair play, and overcoming emotional and physical obstacles to persevere. But sports is also about winning and there are lessons the Democrats can learn from sports strategies if they want to triumph in the 2020 elections. One of the trickiest sports strategies is protecting the lead, in which the individual or team rack up …

Japan set to host ‘special’ World Cup as rugby steps into the unknown

(CNN)Japan has been a quiet presence on rugby’s international stage for decades, but now the Far East nation is set to soak up the limelight. The past four years have seen Japan procure rugby pedigree, in no small part thanks to an astonishing victory over South Africa at the 2015 World Cup, widely considered the biggest shock the sport has ever seen. Nowadays, the Brave Blossoms regularly go toe-to-toe with rugby’s familiar force, despite Japanese internationals having not yet been granted fully professional status. So how did the sport find a foothold in Japan? And what can we expect from a World Cup in Asia? READ: How Wales created a home-away-from-home in Japan Japan’s rugby boom Look at a map …

Simone Biles sticks triple double en route to sixth US gymnastics title

The Olympic champion reaffirmed her greatness with a boundary pushing triple-twisting, double-flip en route to her sixth US womens gymnastics title Simone Biles messed around and got a triple-double. And just about everything else too on her way to a sixth US womens gymnastics title. The Olympic champion began her preparation for the 2020 Games by drilling her boundary pushing triple-twisting, double-flip (aka the triple-double) at the end of her first tumbling run on floor exercise Sunday night, the exclamation point of another dazzling performance that showcased just how wide the gulf between Biles and the rest of the world has become. NBC Sports (@NBCSports) Forget the gold medals, GIVE THIS WOMAN A CROWN Original Article : HERE ; The …

Kevin Durant’s Nets move changes everything except the Knicks’ incompetence

Within hours of NBA free-agency starting, the NBAs landscape changed. So its reassuring that the Knicks still have no idea how to run a basketball team in a sign-and-trade deal for Durant. This is a brutal look for the Knicks as much as its a win for the Nets. Brooklyn have focused on building slowly, methodically, around culture and young talent since the hasnt seen championship confetti since 1973 27 years before most of 2019s draftees were even born doesnt have the pulling power the fanbase and local outlets have been led to believe. There isnt enough time here to include unwilling to offer Durant a max contract given his injury status. Dolan didnt want to pay Durant a maximum …

‘The heart is here’: why the Warriors’ success is more bitter than sweet

Although the teams move to San Francisco is only across the Bay, longtime Warriors fans based in Oakland are feeling left behind As fans streamed into the Oracle Arena in Oakland for the third game of the NBA Finals, the excitement for the Golden State Warriors was tinged with melancholy a victory parade that could feel, at times, like a funeral march. In a few weeks, the team will no longer call Oakland home, moving across the Bay to the $1bn Chase Center in San Francisco. The move is only 16 miles by car but for many fans of the Warriors, who have been playing in Oakland for 47 years, it feels much farther representing a betrayal of the city …