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NASCAR’s pit crewmen, anonymous until that one-second fumble, share two traits – Charlotte Observer

Friday, May 26, 2017

NASCAR pit crew members come in all shapes and sizes, but they must be consistent in two crucial ways: Long on persistence and short on memory. It’s an odd part-time job: Train throughout the week for a series of 12-second procedures that would rival emergency rooms for urgency. Jack up the car, change tires, fine-tune the handling and fill that gas tank. If even one of these six crewmen misses…

NASCAR knows it has to innovate. But it’s not that easy – Charlotte Observer

Friday, May 26, 2017

When he was a kid, Marcus Smith would get out of school early on the Thursday before the 600-mile NASCAR race held at the racetrack his family owns in Concord. He and his brothers went to watch not only the qualifying races, but the boxing matches staged near the front stretch grandstands. “Those were my favorite,” said Smith, now the CEO of Speedway Motorsports, the company that owns Charlotte Motor…

Texas could make play for NASCAR all-star and finale races – Virginian-Pilot

Friday, May 26, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State lawmakers have given Texas Motor Speedway a big helping hand if the state’s premier stock-car track wants to lobby for NASCAR’s All-Star race and season-ending championship. The Texas Legislature approved a bill Thursday that makes those two races eligible for the state’s Major Events Reimbursement Program, the same fund that’s used to help attract big events such as the Super Bowl, the NCAA Tournament’s Final…

Five inductees for NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018 announced – FOXSports.com

Friday, May 26, 2017

Jim France, son of NASCAR founder Big Bill France and brother of Bill France Jr.,  grew up in the early years of stock car racing, living and learning every detail of the sport from his own experiences, and from his family. Joining International Speedway Corp. in 1959, Jim France worked in all phases of operations in his early years with the company. He was elected to the ISC board in…

DraftKings Rankings: Charlotte – Nascar

Friday, May 26, 2017

Rankings below are based on a mixture of expected output and DraftKings’ NASCAR salaries for that day. The ordering is not based on highest projected fantasy totals, but rather by the value of each driver. (fppk = average fantasy points per $1,000 of salary. The typical median fppk for a 2016 race was in the 3s. Plate tracks tend to be lower and short tracks tend to run higher due…

Louisville routs Notre Dame in ACC baseball tournament opener – The Courier-Journal

Friday, May 26, 2017

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Kingham’s complete game leads Baseball to 5-4 win over Kansas – TexasSports.com

Friday, May 26, 2017

Box Score | Quotes OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Starting pitcher Nolan Kingham tossed a complete game and Texas Baseball defeated Kansas, 5-4, on Thursday night in game two of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship. With the win, the Longhorns move to 2-0 in the tournament and will face the winner of Kansas/TCU on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The Longhorns got out to an…

Baseball: Section 1 finals previews and predictions – LoHud.com – The Journal News | LoHud.com

Friday, May 26, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share The Section 1 baseball finals are set after the semifinals on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Wochit With all four Section 1 baseball finals scheduled for Saturday at Dutchess Stadium, Journal News/lohud beat writer Vin Mercogliano breaks down each matchup and offers his predictions.  PODCAST: Vin previews the Section 1 finals and suggests for the playoff format SCHEDULE: For the entire Section 1 tournament Mike Attonito of…

Baseball for the blind takes flight in Cuba – Reuters

Friday, May 26, 2017

HAVANA Yubis Zapata had to stop playing baseball when he lost his eyesight during military service due to an explosion, so for him, it is a miracle to be able to play once more, in Cuba’s growing league for the blind. Baseball has long been a national passion. The Communist-run country quickly adopted this version after it was developed in the 1990s in Italy, but it has only really caught…

‘MVP Baseball 2005’ was the best sports video game ever – SB Nation

Friday, May 26, 2017

I’m listening to “Tessie” by the Dropkick Murphys as I rack my brain for a time I was young, free of worry, and hitting baseballs up ramps with Jon Dowd because MVP Baseball 2005 was life. I’m not here to make the case that the baseball game with Manny Ramirez on the cover was the best sports game ever, because that’s a waste of time. Of course it was the…

Oscar De La Hoya to boxing fans: ‘Our sport might not ever recover’ from Mayweather-McGregor – Los Angeles Times

Friday, May 26, 2017

Oscar De La Hoya has penned a letter to boxing fans, urging them to turn their backs on the possible Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor boxing match. As former 10-time champion De La Hoya works to promote the Sept. 16 middleweight title bout between unbeaten, three-belt champion Gennady Golovkin and Mexico’s most popular fighter, former two-division champion Canelo Alvarez, his cause has been distracted by attention on Mayweather-McGregor. That…

Knowing the Score by David Papineau review – sport meets philosophy – The Guardian

Friday, May 26, 2017

David Papineau is an eminent philosopher and a passionate lover of sport. For much of his life, he has kept the two spheres separate, fearing that to mix them would produce a double diminishment: philosophy robbed of its seriousness and sport of its excitement. Then, in 2012, a colleague invited him to contribute to a lecture series titled “Philosophy and Sport”, organised to coincide with that year’s Olympics. “I couldn’t…

​Sports betting legislation introduced by congressional committee – Sporting News

Friday, May 26, 2017

Legislation that would end the federal government’s ban on sports betting and allow states the option of legalizing online gambling was introduced by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday, ESPN.com reported. Fantasy sports would be treated as a form of sports betting under the potential new law. The bill, titled the Gaming Accountability and Modernization Enhancement Act or GAME Act, would repeal the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection…

China LeEco’s sports unit says valued at $3.5 billion after new funding round – Reuters

Friday, May 26, 2017

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco’s sports unit said it completed a new round of funding that valued it at 24 billion yuan ($3.50 billion) and that its investors will form a new committee to supervise its finances. LeEco is currently tackling a cash crunch, caused by its aggressive expansion, by restructuring its operations and cutting jobs. The unit, LeSports, a sports content platform, did not disclose the amount of funding…

Here’s Friday’s Sports on TV Lineup – The Courier-Journal

Friday, May 26, 2017

FRIDAY ON TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. BIG TEN — Big Ten Tournament, Indiana vs. Minnesota/Northwestern, from Bloomington 3 p.m. FOX SOUTH — ACC Tournament pool play: Louisville vs. Florida State, from Louisville MLB BASEBALL 7:05 p.m. FOX OHIO — Cincinnati at Philadelphia 7:10 p.m. MLB — Seattle at Boston 10:10 p.m. MLB — Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers SOCCER 7 a.m. FS1 — FIFA U-20 World Cup, group play,…

NASCAR’s pit crewmen, anonymous until that one-second fumble, share two traits – Charlotte Observer

Friday, May 26, 2017

NASCAR pit crew members come in all shapes and sizes, but they must be consistent in two crucial ways: Long on persistence and short on memory. It’s an odd part-time job: Train throughout the week for a series of 12-second procedures that would rival emergency rooms for urgency. Jack up the car, change tires, fine-tune the handling and fill that gas tank. If even one of these six crewmen misses…

NASCAR knows it has to innovate. But it’s not that easy – Charlotte Observer

Friday, May 26, 2017

When he was a kid, Marcus Smith would get out of school early on the Thursday before the 600-mile NASCAR race held at the racetrack his family owns in Concord. He and his brothers went to watch not only the qualifying races, but the boxing matches staged near the front stretch grandstands. “Those were my favorite,” said Smith, now the CEO of Speedway Motorsports, the company that owns Charlotte Motor…

Junior aims to emulate teammate Johnson’s success in final shot at Coca-Cola 600 – Nascar

Friday, May 26, 2017

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Oscar De La Hoya to boxing fans: ‘Our sport might not ever recover’ from Mayweather-McGregor – Los Angeles Times

Friday, May 26, 2017

Oscar De La Hoya has penned a letter to boxing fans, urging them to turn their backs on the possible Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor boxing match. As former 10-time champion De La Hoya works to promote the Sept. 16 middleweight title bout between unbeaten, three-belt champion Gennady Golovkin and Mexico’s most popular fighter, former two-division champion Canelo Alvarez, his cause has been distracted by attention on Mayweather-McGregor. That…

Charles Barkley wanted to sneak out of Game 5 to watch hockey because he bet on the Senators – For The Win

Friday, May 26, 2017

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