After 66-year run, Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show canceled due to pandemic

INDIANAPOLIS — The nation’s largest consumer sports exhibit, the Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show, has been canceled for 2021 due to health concerns and venue capacity restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The cancellation is the first time since the 1950s that the city has not hosted the show — which fills buildings at the Indiana State Fairgrounds with boats, RVs, campers, watercraft and fishing equipment.

“This is the first time in our 66-year history that we’ve ever postponed a show, and it’s a major disappointment to our entire organization,” said Kevin Renfro, with Anderson, Ind.-based Renfro Productions, Inc., which produces and manages the show, in a statement. “But the good news is that we expect to be back bigger and better than ever in 2022.”

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Bose ‘Sport Open Earbuds’ with ear hooks appear at FCC

It looks like Bose is planning another set of true wireless earbuds to join its QuietComfort and Sport Earbuds. Today, filings for the “Sport Open Earbuds” have appeared at the Federal Communications Commission — with plenty of photos of the unannounced product contained within.

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The design makes clear that Bose is going for a fitness-first set of earbuds here, with a completely open, plastic exterior that seems to just rest against your ear. It’s held in place by an ear hook, and there’s a button visible at the bottom of each earbud. A charger for the Sport Open Earbuds is also seen in the filing. The product name is confirmed several times in the documentation and is visible on the labels.


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The Verge has reached out to Bose for more details on the Sport Open Earbuds. The Sport Earbuds released earlier this year cost

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In drop-the-mic performance, Chargers’ Joey Bosa a good sport

The three-minute video was approaching 10,000 views on Twitter when the NFL announced Thursday that Joey Bosa had been nominated for its highest award for sportsmanship.

In the video, Bosa is shown destroying various Buffalo Bills during his three-sack, nine-tackle performance from Sunday.

The soundtrack includes football pads relentlessly crashing together, a parade of grown-man grunts and Bosa repeatedly punctuating plays with language that rightly can be described as powder blue.

“It’s a little shocking I think,” Bosa joked of his Art Rooney Award nomination, “after that miked up.”

According to the league’s news release, the award is given to “recognize players who exemplify outstanding sportsmanship on the field.”

The star defensive end was miked up by the Chargers’ social media team on the same day he had his most productive NFL game. The fact Bosa also provided such colorful commentary was a bonus.

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Sports Personality of the Year: Voting to open for BBC World Sport Star 2020 award

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Voting is set to open for the BBC’s World Sport Star of the Year 2020 award at 07:00 GMT on Friday.

Voting will stay open until Tuesday, 15 December at 12:00 GMT and the awards will be presented at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show live on BBC One on Sunday, 20 December.

Further details for this year’s Sports Personality show are available here.

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Who are the World Sport Star contenders?

Armand Duplantis, 21, athletics

The Swedish pole vaulter scaled new heights in 2020 – breaking the world record twice in a week in February. The second of those saw the athlete, nicknamed Mondo, vault 6.18m at the Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow. In September, he set the highest outdoor mark of 6.15m at the Diamond League meeting in Rome.

LeBron James, 35, basketball

Named the most valuable player in the NBA Finals as the American star inspired his Los Angeles Lakers side to victory over

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UK Sport failed to act on Shane Sutton ‘corruption’ allegations, emails suggest

UK Sport failed to investigate detailed claims from a British Cycling whistleblower who also alleged that “Shane Sutton is corrupt”, leaked emails to the Guardian suggest.

The anonymous email, which was titled “Confidential British Cycling Whistle Blower”, also contained several other claims about Sutton’s behaviour, nepotism and misappropriation of resources.

It was sent in February 2016 when Sutton ran British Cycling’s world‑class programme. Instead of looking into the allegations, UK Sport told the whistleblower to direct them to British Cycling.

The Guardian has also seen an email from UK Sport’s legal adviser to a member of its governance team and the performance adviser responsible for British Cycling, which recommended the whistleblower be given a “standard response” back.

“Hi guys, if Shane Sutton is still employed by British Cycling can you liaise with the sport on this one,” read the email. “I’ll send the UKS standard response – ie ‘queries like

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What it meant to supporters and how sport felt different on historic day

My real worry is getting back. The trains aren’t running as late as they usually do. If I do catch the trains it’ll be midnight before I’m at home. If I don’t I’ll be sitting in Waterloo Station all night. I really hope it doesn’t come to that.

“It is,” said clerk of the course Simon Sherwood surveying the novelty of actual spectators in the Edwardian grandstands of his Shropshire track for the first time this season, “not a panacea but it does bring a bit of atmosphere back to the racecourse.”

‘You can’t beat the atmosphere of being there’

By Marcus Armytage at Ludlow racecourse

Even on a big day for the racecourse, Ludlow’s rural crowd is unlikely to ever be served a noise abatement notice and there was no discernible difference in the decibel level during races than there was in between them but gone was the soulless,

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A year in sport we’ll never forget, even if it was all a blur

“They have just shut down the NBA!”

Yup. As staggering as it seemed at the time, after one Utah Jazz player had tested positive just before his team was about to play Oklahoma City Thunder in the latter’s Chesapeake Arena, they moved faster than the virus itself. The game was cancelled on the spot. The announcer came on and told everyone to go home. Before the crowd had even got home the NBA had shut down the entire competition!

What a year ... Peter V'Landys saw the NRL back before most sports in the world; The NBA shut down, and brought racial justice protests to the fore; Queensland won State of Origin in front of a full stadium; The Wallabies and All Blacks played out an epic in Wellington; and Dustin Martin produced a grand final performance for the ages.

What a year … Peter V’Landys saw the NRL back before most sports in the world; The NBA shut down, and brought racial justice protests to the fore; Queensland won State of Origin in front of a full stadium; The Wallabies and All Blacks played out an epic in Wellington; and Dustin Martin produced a grand final performance for the ages.Credit:Getty

Ah, but Lachlan was just warming up.


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Changing rugby’s laws every five minutes damages the sport

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We’ve got to be really careful we don’t have this romantic idea about what the game used to be like.

If people have got so short a memory of what they think was this incredible game, that genuinely concerns me.

Going back to what the game was won’t be as good a game as it is now, I can promise you.

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Rob Baxter doesn’t want rugby and those in it to romanticise about a time that didn’t exist

The biggest thing rugby union needs to do is settle down. We will have a deeper understanding of the game if we leave it alone and don’t change the laws every five minutes.

If you’re a new supporter to rugby in the past five years you won’t know if you’re coming or going, will you?

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Grassroots sport returns: Five things to know about new coronavirus guidance

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A study has found exercise among under-18s has dropped from just over 60% to under 25% during the pandemic

With lockdown restrictions being lifted in England, many amateur sport activities can resume after being halted since 5 November.

A national three-tier system is back in place and there are new rules for those involved in recreational sport across the country.

The FA has confirmedexternal-link that organised grassroots football can take place outdoors in all three tiers, with certain restrictions in place.

A study led by Manchester Metropolitan University has shown physical activity levels have dropped by up to 35% during the pandemic so the government is again encouraging people to exerciseexternal-link as “staying active is a vital weapon against Covid-19”.

Here are five key points about the new coronavirus guidance for grassroots sport in England.

What rules must I follow?

Participants should adhere to social distancing when not

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Australian sport blasted for ’empty promises’ over action on homophobia

Ian Roberts, the former rugby league player, has condemned Australia’s main sporting bodies for making “empty promises” to eliminate homophobia, as a collection of groundbreaking new studies reveal ongoing harm to young LGBTQ+ people in sport.

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A special issue of international journal Sport Management Review released on Wednesday is devoted to LGBTQ+ issues and finds sports leaders have not upheld their responsibility to end discrimination.

That is despite a timeline of academic research and other work dating back 50 years, all of which similarly concluded homophobic attitudes and behaviours are common in sport and harmful to all athletes, regardless of sexuality and gender equality.

Ian Roberts et al. sitting on a bench in front of a crowd: Former rugby league player Ian Roberts says he is getting frustrated by the lack of action on LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion in Australian sport.

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Former rugby league player Ian Roberts says he is getting frustrated by the lack of action on LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion in Australian sport.

Related: Joining the world’s first gay rugby team

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