BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017: Meet the contenders

BBC News

Here is a rundown of the 12 contenders who have been shortlisted for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 award, to be presented on 17 December.


EA's Black Friday deals discount 'FIFA 19' and 'Madden 19' by half

Engadget

Thinking of buying a new console in the Black Friday sales? You may need a side of virtual sports to go with your main course. Enter EA: the publisher is heavily discounting its biggest titles to catch your eye and wallet. On offer are FIFA 19, Madden 19, and NHL 19 (including the Wayne Gretzky 99 Edition), all with 50 percent off their asking price at select retailers from November 22nd through to November 27th. And for basketball fans, there's 60 percent off NBA Live 19, while UFC 3 will be 75 percent cheaper.


Cook & Beaumont among sports stars listed

BBC News

Former England cricket captain Alastair Cook and ex-England rugby union captain Bill Beaumont have been knighted in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Commonwealth Games Federation president Louise Martin is made a dame. Outgoing Premier League chairman Richard Scudamore and Geva Mentor, who helped England's netball team win Commonwealth Games gold, become CBEs. England boss Gareth Southgate and 2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas are made OBEs. England captain and Tottenham striker Harry Kane is appointed an MBE.


Fantasy football and photography fans warned over Yahoo hack

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Some services require a Yahoo email account in order to participate This includes playing fantasy sports on Yahoo Sports, Tumblr and Flickr Many have signed up for Yahoo just to use these sites, but didn't use the email Now its believed that those who have dormant accounts are at risk Many have signed up for Yahoo just to use these sites, but didn't use the email Airbnb to sell you flights as well as somewhere to stay:... Stress causes gray hair in dogs too: Study finds pets afraid... Mark Zuckerberg reveals his home AI: Jarvis can recognize... Virtual dating simulator that teaches men how to pick up... Airbnb to sell you flights as well as somewhere to stay:... Stress causes gray hair in dogs too: Study finds pets afraid... Mark Zuckerberg reveals his home AI: Jarvis can recognize... Virtual dating simulator that teaches men how to pick up... You may be at risk if you've played fantasy sports using Yahoo Sports, blogged on Tumblr or shared pictures on Flickr. Hackers can have all my yahoo info they want, but if they change my fantasy football lineup it's war There is a solid chance the #Yahoo hack gave nefarious forces access to my very mediocre fantasy sports statistics. Been that long since I used yahoo, I'm hoping the hacker can tell me my password. Girl shouts at her poor Grandpa over her iPhone appointment Adorable Hamster gets Shot and pretends to be dead At over seven feet tall, is Freddy Britain's biggest dog?


The Sports Report: Lynn Swann has got to go

Los Angeles Times

My name is Houston Mitchell and I'm your host for the festivities. For those of you who emailed to say I was unfair to the schools involved in the "Varsity Blues" scandal, you should read what Bill Plaschke has to say: "After three years, it is a promise broken. With two scandals that drew FBI investigations having occurred under Lynn Swann's careless and chaotic watch, the Trojans heart has been damaged, its soul tainted, and it's time for a change. "In the wake of news that his program endorsed the admittance of fake athletes, it's time for USC to retire Lynn Swann and find a real athletic director. "Swann needs to go, now, for the sake of a world-class university with an otherwise sterling academic reputation that has been soiled by an athletic director who behaves like a dummy. "Athletics used to be one of the school's major selling points.