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Hamilton makes NASCAR history as first black race director – WTAE Pittsburgh

Sunday, March 26, 2017

FONTANA, Calif. — Jusan Hamilton grew up working on cars in his grandfather’s garage, and he has been in love with motorsports ever since. He dreamed of driving all the way from upstate New York’s dirt tracks to the bright lights of NASCAR. When it didn’t work out behind the wheel, he poured himself into a career behind the scenes of racing. Hamilton hit a milestone Saturday when he debuted…

Bill Murray’s magical sports run ended with Xavier’s Elite 8 loss – For The Win

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Bill Murray has had an incredible year of sports — from his minor league team clinching its first playoff berth in over a decade in June to  the Cubs winning the World Series in November to Xavier’s March Madness run to the Elite Eight. “The power of Bill Murray,” as NBA star Dwyane Wade called it, was magical. The power of Bill Murray… This is his year in sports….. As a fan ofcourse —…

Using Sports To Get Out of Poverty Doesn’t Work When You Have To Be Rich To Play – Forbes

Sunday, March 26, 2017

If I may name-drop for moment, a number of years ago I was chatting with Tom Farrey, ESPN reporter and executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society program, about youth sports issues, which he has covered well, in particular with his essential book of How We Got Here in Youth Sports, “Game On.” I’m 47, and he’s a few years older than I am but essentially of the…

Sebastian Vettel beats Lewis Hamilton to win Australian Grand Prix – BBC Sport

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel beat Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes in a straight fight as Formula 1’s new era started at the Australian Grand Prix. Vettel’s first win since the Singapore GP in September 2015 was final proof Mercedes’ domination is over after the introduction of faster cars. Hamilton started in pole but Vettel had an advantage on pace and tyre wear. The German pressured Mercedes into an early pit stop and benefited…

Gonzaga’s national title chance a breakthrough moment – FOXSports.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Gonzaga had great players go through Spokane, great teams that won year after year, laying the foundation for the program’s big breakthrough this season. Now the bar will be raised. No more questions about when the Zags will reach college basketball’s final weekend. Their Final Four jinx over, a national championship becomes the next goal. ”They’ve been pretty phenomenal all year,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said…

Frank Mason’s Kansas career ends without a Final Four appearance – Yahoo Sports

Sunday, March 26, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Kansas guard Frank Mason and his teammates kept thinking the Jayhawks were going to mount a comeback against Oregon in the Ducks’ 74-60 Elite Eight win. But as Oregon maintained a double-digit lead for most of the second half, time was running out. Kansas has turned its past two NCAA tournament games from close contests to routs in a matter of seconds with second-half blizzards. Surely,…

USA Hockey continues attempt to find potential replacement players – ESPN

Sunday, March 26, 2017

With a game against rival Canada in the International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship less than a week away, USA Hockey has widened its net in an attempt to identify potential replacement players for the boycotting senior national team. The sides remain in a dispute over inequitable treatment and fair wages, with the women vowing not to play until it is settled. USA Hockey has now reached out to…

Hamilton makes NASCAR history as first black race director – WYFF Greenville

Sunday, March 26, 2017

FONTANA, Calif. — Jusan Hamilton grew up working on cars in his grandfather’s garage, and he has been in love with motorsports ever since. He dreamed of driving all the way from upstate New York’s dirt tracks to the bright lights of NASCAR. When it didn’t work out behind the wheel, he poured himself into a career behind the scenes of racing. Hamilton hit a milestone Saturday when he debuted…

Where’s the line you can’t cross in NASCAR? – ESPN

Sunday, March 26, 2017

11:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — Austin Dillon tried to joke a little about what he would do if he found himself feeling the anger he felt last Saturday. What he won’t do is drive into another car under caution, as he did in squeezing Cole Custer into the wall at fairly slow speed a week ago at Phoenix Raceway. NASCAR technically…

NASCAR goes Hollywood with young drivers leading the way – The Oakland Press

Sunday, March 26, 2017

FONTANA, Calif. >> Ryan Blaney already had his Hollywood moment earlier in the week when he got a photo with actress Daisy Ridley at a Lakers game. “She had no idea who I was,” Blaney said with a grin. “I wasn’t going to be like, ‘Hey, I drive race cars.’ You can’t do that. That’s not cool. … We didn’t really…

NASCAR’s biggest stars struggling to stay out of trouble at Auto Club – FOXSports.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The list of names is as staggering as all the things they’ve accomplished in racing: Jimmie Johnson, seven-time champion in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Kyle Busch, the 2015 series champion. Kevin Harvick, the 2014 series champ. Brad Keselowski, winner of the 2012 title. Daytona 500 winner and 2004 champion Kurt Busch. Current points leader Kyle Larson. Rising star Chase Elliott. And that’s only a partial…

Baseball Roundup: Goetzger helps himself in South River win – CapitalGazette.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Keaton Goetzger went 1 for 3, scored two runs and was the winning pitcher to lead South River past Stephen Decatur, 8-6, on Saturday. Chris Loverdige knocked in three runs and Camden Duncan drove in two runs for South River. Brad Marceron had a hit and an RBI and Jahan Caster had two hits for the Seahawks. WP: Goetzger. LP: Duncan. 2B: SD – Orr; SR – Moskios. RBI: SD…

Baseball: Ashland keeps on bashing, crushes Fleming – The Independent

Sunday, March 26, 2017

ASHLAND The Ashland bats continue to put huge dents in the scoreboard. The Tomcats pounded out eight hits and took advantage of several Fleming County miscues to post double-digit runs for the fourth straight game. Ashland took the matinee contest, 14-4, in five innings. Coach Johnnie LeMaster said the production at the plate is a direct result of his team’s offseason dedication. “They have worked their…

OSU baseball: Beavers clinch series on wild ending – Corvallis Gazette Times

Sunday, March 26, 2017

(1) Oregon State 5, (9) Arizona 4 ARIZONA;000;210;001;-;4;4;1 OREGON STATE;001;003;001;-;5;10;2 Labaut, Schnabel (6), Deason (7) and Salazar, Voss (9). Fehmel, Engelbrekt (9) and Rutschman. W: Engelbrekt (1-0). L: Deason (1-1). 2B: Morimoto (UA), Harrison (OSU), Taylor (OSU). HR: Quintana (UA), Voss (UA). Hits: Arizona 4 (Morimoto, Quintana, Voss, Romo), OSU 10 (Madrigal, Cary, Harrison, Larnach, Grenier 2, Atwood, Donahue, Taylor 2). RBIs: Arizona 4 (Rivas, Quintana, Voss, Matijevic),…

Is Kyle Schwarber’s next baseball trick making $184M vanish? – New York Post

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Kyle Schwarber recently retreated to his locker following a Cubs morning workout and removed a brace from his left knee, held it aloft and declared: “It’s going to be necessary for a long time.” This is a remnant of the devastating collision with Dexter Fowler during the third game of last season, which shredded the lefty slugger’s ACL and LCL. The more enduring remnant, however, is that Schwarber returned as…

Using Sports To Get Out of Poverty Doesn’t Work When You Have To Be Rich To Play – Forbes

Sunday, March 26, 2017

If I may name-drop for moment, a number of years ago I was chatting with Tom Farrey, ESPN reporter and executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society program, about youth sports issues, which he has covered well, in particular with his essential book of How We Got Here in Youth Sports, “Game On.” I’m 47, and he’s a few years older than I am but essentially of the…

Thursday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

NCAA TOURNAMENT SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O’Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region. Xavier (30-13) stayed with the second-seeded Wildcats behind Bluiett’s 18 first-half points and tracked down the Wildcats after they tried to pull away in the second half. O’Mara scored on a power move inside, but missed a…

Bill Murray’s magical sports run ended with Xavier’s Elite 8 loss – For The Win

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Bill Murray has had an incredible year of sports — from his minor league team clinching its first playoff berth in over a decade in June to  the Cubs winning the World Series in November to Xavier’s March Madness run to the Elite Eight. “The power of Bill Murray,” as NBA star Dwyane Wade called it, was magical. The power of Bill Murray… This is his year in sports….. As a fan ofcourse —…

Gonzaga makes resounding statement in earning Final Four berth – FOXSports.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Mark Few began getting the question as early as November — and again in December, January and February. Is this your best team? “It’s not fair,” the Gonzaga coach kept saying. So, would he go there now? “They’re 36-1, going to a Final Four,“ a victorious Few said from the postgame dais here Saturday. “Absolutely. I mean, it is.” Few’s 2016-17 team has officially reached the summit…