Michigan today announced three new additions to its future football schedules: Central Florida in 2016, Air Force in 2017 and Southern Methodist in 2018. All three games will be at Michigan Stadium.
The Wolverines will host UCF on Sept. 10, 2016, in the teams first ever meeting. Michigan also announced that the scheduled game against Ball State on Sept. 24, 2016, will be rescheduled to a future date.
In 2017, Air Force will make its third trip to Ann Arbor, for a Sept. 16 game. The agreement with Air Force also includes a mens basketball game between the two schools during the 2015-16 or 2017-18 seasons, to be played at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor.
An Air Force official said its contract guarantee is $1.3 million for the football game and $100,000 for the basketball game.
In 2018, U-M will play SMU for the second time ever.
A proposed NHL-size arena in Markham, Ont., is moving one step closer to being built.
Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti says the city has signed two new memorandums of understanding that mean no taxpayer dollars will be used to build the arena.
He says a memorandum of understanding has been signed with the private sector that will see half of the project’s $325 million cost covered by developers and the lease of the arena itself.
A second memorandum of understanding has been signed between the city and GTA Sports and Entertainment, which will cover the other half of building costs.
“This is a very positive step towards bringing a world-class facility to Markham”, said Scarpitti.
The Detroit Lions ended a 10-year wait for a win on Thanksgiving as they crushed the Green Bay Packers 40-10 at Ford Field.
The Lions had not won their traditional Turkey Day contest since 2003 but were far too strong for a Green Bay side which was missing star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Detroit opened up a half-game lead – at least temporarily – at the top of the NFC North after a contest in which they amassed just 126 net yards of total offence in comparison to their opponents’ 561.
Matt Flynn was sacked seven times as Detroit dominated behind a fearsome defensive front and a stout running game which saw both Reggie Bush (117 yards) and Joique Bell (94 yards) excel.
The Lions set the tone early on and took control in the first quarter, but a fumble from Bush prevented them from putting any points on the board.
They opened the scoring at the start of the second quarter as David Akers kicked a field goal after a lengthy drive stalled in the red zone, but Green Bay kicker Mason Crosby responded with a 54-yard kick of his own to tie things up.
The Packers then took the lead soon after as Nick Perry got around Stafford’s pass protection and caused the quarterback to fumble as he threw, with Morgan Burnett running in the loose ball for a touchdown.
Stafford, who finished with 330 passing yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions, then committed another turnover on the next possession, tossing a careless pick to Packers cornerback Tramon Williams.
But the visitors could not capitalise and Stafford recovered to lead his team downfield for their first touchdown, finding Jeremy Ross in the end zone with a five-yard pass to make it 10-10.
Former Green Bay receiver Ross then returned a punt 35 yards to set up another scoring drive, which was capped by Bush running in untouched to give the Lions the lead at the half.
Detroit continued to march down the field at will at the start of the third quarter and extended their advantage to 14 points when Calvin Johnson bounced off a tackle to take a 20-yard pass in for a touchdown.
Stafford was intercepted in the end zone while trying to put his team even further ahead but that proved irrelevant as Flynn was first picked off then sacked in the end zone for a safety.
Bell then ran in for another touchdown to kill the contest off and spectacular one-handed grab in the end zone by Kevin Ogletree completed the rout.
Asked if his forward was fortunate to still be on the pitch after the early incident, United boss Moyes said: “I don’t think so.
“I think the boy runs across his path and was a bit of a tussle but I don’t think it deserved any more than a yellow card.”
He added: “I think there’s lashing out at times and I don’t think that was a lash out in any way.
Access to Premier League matches on Sky Sports could be sold to YouView subscribers, if BT is prepared to reciprocate. Photograph: John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images
BSkyB would be “keen” to cut a sports wholesale deal with BT, chief executive Jeremy Darroch said in his first public comments since the telecoms company’s £900m swoop on broadcast rights for Champions League football.
“It has to be a two way thing, so we’d want reciprocity in terms of supply,” Darroch said on Wednesday.
Six of the world’s top 10 women and four of the top 20 men – including tennis superstar Roger Federer – will headline Brisbane International 2014.
When a sport becomes popular, it does not take long until it is immortalized on the silver screen. After all, a movie can show drama and comedy in a way which is not always possible with the real sport unless under extremely fortuitous circumstances. Here is a look at some of the most memorable bowling movies ever made.
1. Mystery Men
Ok, so this is a bit of a cheat since the movie is about superheroes, not bowling. However, it does feature one superhero called The Bowler (played by Janeane Garofalo) who uses a magic bowling ball in order to subdue her enemies. The film was a comedy and a spoof on the superhero genre. Despite an all-star cast including Ben Stiller, Geoffrey Rush and William H. Read more…