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The fight in women’s hockey, political athletes and lots of Jalens – ESPN

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment sports + biz + culture + lifeGet REDEF delivered to your inbox rantnrave:// Mercifully, the NFL intends to do something about the nasty commercial/kickoff/commercial sequence that pops up during games — which has long made viewers angry. It’s part of the league’s plan to reformat games. Commercial breaks, replays and in-game timing are all on the table. While the MLB has fixated…

Fist or fender, all’s fair in NASCAR now – FOXSports.com

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wednesday night was penalty night for NASCAR, which dealt out its own form of justice to two of the sport’s most successful operations, Team Penske and Stewart-Haas Racing, for infractions discovered Sunday at Phoenix Raceway. Team Penske was hit hardest, with Brad Keselowski’s crew chief Paul Wolfe fined $65,000 and suspended from the next three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points events because Keselowski’s No. 2 Team Penske Ford failed…

NASCAR announces race package for XFINITY Series race at Indianapolis – Nascar

Thursday, March 23, 2017

BUY TICKETS: See the races at Indianapolis Teams competing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway later this year will do so with a race package that incorporates three major modifications aimed at one goal — improved competition at the legendary 2.5-mile speedway.   Designed specifically for the 100-lap race scheduled for July 22, the modifications consist of a taller rear spoiler and splitter package; aero ducts…

Boca Christian’s Stefan Kneffel is Post’s All-Area soccer player of year – Palm Beach Post

Thursday, March 23, 2017

First Team Nick Adolphy, Lake Worth Christian, So., Forward: The Defenders star had 17 goals and four assists this season. Mikael Ameris, Oxbridge Academy, Jr., Forward: Ameris was the ThunderWolves’ most potent offensive threat this year. Caleb DeMarco, King’s Academy, Sr., Goalkeeper: Demarco put together seven shutouts while notching a 1.0 goals-against average. Felipe Fonseca, Boca Raton Christian, Sr., Defender: Fonseca led the Blazers’ defense as they made a run…

Is there one right way to play baseball? – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hey, hot take machines: chill out and enjoy the ballgame. Or, if you want to chew on some intriguing comments, at least check out what Adam Jones said. Lay off Ian Kinsler, who said nothing controversial or even all that compelling. This is the fourth edition of the World Baseball Classic. Every WBC enables fans in the United States to enjoy the flair with which other countries play ball —…

Ohio State Buckeyes sports money by the numbers – cleveland.com

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Football gets most of the attention at Ohio State, and both raises and spends the most amount of money. But football is just one of 35 teams at Ohio State. Here’s a list of all the teams for one of the most extensive sports programs in the country: Men’s sports (16): Baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track, outdoor…

Wednesday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Thursday, March 23, 2017

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC LOS ANGELES (AP) Marcus Stroman took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries. Stroman dominated the tournament’s highest-scoring team. Puerto Rico lost for the first time in eight games after outscoring the opposition 55-26. The U.S. territory finished runner-up for the second time, having…

USA Hockey Postpones Women’s Team’s Training Camp – New York Times

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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World Baseball Classic title is a perfect end to Jim Leyland’s career – FOXSports.com

Thursday, March 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES — His voice cracked. His voice always cracks at times like this, times of triumph and emotion and reflection. This would be the last time for any of that. And Jim Leyland got sentimental, because at his core, that’s who he is, always has been. A few minutes earlier, he had held himself together saying almost the exact same words during the on-field ceremony at Dodger Stadium. But now,…

London, Taliban, World Baseball Classic: Your Thursday Briefing – New York Times

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Twitter reacts to Team USA’s win over Puerto Rico in World Baseball Classic final – CBSSports.com

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Download the CBS Sports App today and get the latest scores, news and alerts from Major League Baseball, plus get daily MLB picks from SportsLine! On Wednesday night in Dodger Stadium, Team USA dominated Puerto Rico by the score of 8-0 in the 2017 World Baseball Classic championship game. In doing so, the U.S. won the WBC for the first time.  Needless to say, Team USA’s victory elicited widespread reaction…

Baseball notes: Green, who managed Phils to 1980 title, dies – STLtoday.com

Thursday, March 23, 2017

As a big-league pitcher, Dallas Green was pretty mediocre. “I was a 20-game winner,” he would joke, “it just took me five years to do it.” Instead, it was in a managerial role in which the imposing, 6-foot-5 Green really made noise. “When you think of big, with that deep voice, that booming voice, he could hold a team meeting, boy, he could scare you right…

2017 World Baseball Classic final: USA vs. Puerto Rico score, highlights, live blog – CBSSports.com

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Download the CBS Sports App today and get the latest scores, news and alerts from Major League Baseball, plus get daily MLB picks from SportsLine! On Wednesday evening in Dodger Stadium in front of over 51,000 fans, the United States defeated Puerto Rico by an 8-0 final to win the 2017 World Baseball Classic championship.  Marcus Stroman was the star of the show, tossing six no-hit innings against a previously…

Wednesday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Thursday, March 23, 2017

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC LOS ANGELES (AP) Marcus Stroman took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries. Stroman dominated the tournament’s highest-scoring team. Puerto Rico lost for the first time in eight games after outscoring the opposition 55-26. The U.S. territory finished runner-up for the second time, having…

Germany 1-0 England – BBC News

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Jamie Vardy had a first-half penalty appeal turned down Gareth Southgate suffered his first defeat in charge of England as Lukas Podolski’s spectacular second-half winner provided a fitting farewell to his Germany career in Dortmund. Southgate had been undefeated in four games as interim manager following Sam Allardyce’s abrupt departure from the England post after one match – and he will feel this loss in his first match in permanent…

Going back to the Winter OIympics is inevitable for the league, NHLPA – ESPN

Thursday, March 23, 2017

12:46 PM ET Close ESPN Senior Writer Covers hockey for ESPN.com 10 years at Toronto Sun, Windsor Star and National Post Wrote best-selling true crime book “Deadly Innocence” Close ESPN Senior Writer Covers the NHL for ESPN.com and TSN in Canada Six years on the “Hockey Night In Canada” Hotstove panel 13 years at The Canadian Press national news agency Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Commissioner Gary…

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Auto Club Speedway – ESPN

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Monster Energy NASCAR Cup SeriesNext Race: Auto Club 400The Place: Auto Club SpeedwayThe Date: Sunday, March 26The Time: 3:30 p.m. ETTV: FOX, 3:30 p.m. ETRadio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR RadioDistance: 400 miles (200 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on lap 60),Stage 2 (Ends on lap 120), Final Stage (Ends on lap 200) NASCAR XFINITY SeriesNext Race: Service King 300The Place: Auto Club SpeedwayThe Date:…

Sports museum in Chicago is proposed by ex-Adler, Shedd … – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Two former museum executives are pitching an idea for a sports museum in Chicago that would use sports to teach visitors about everything from physics to statistics to race relations. But whether the museum could be a grand slam or even get to first base depends on funding and support. Other museums have struck out, namely the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which ended up in Los Angeles instead of Chicago…