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OK with delay: Six who could make Monday marks – Nascar

Monday, April 24, 2017

RELATED: Race lineup | Monday schedule   When the skies clear and the green flag drops today (1 p.m. ET, FOX), Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will face a different type of Bristol.   Pounded by rain over the past 24 hours, all of the rubber that accumulated onto the track, giving it grip, has been washed away. All of the resin-based VHT applied to the bottom of the…

Tire tweaks? Indianapolis test on tap this week – Nascar

Monday, April 24, 2017

Four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams will travel to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week for a two-day Goodyear tire test at the legendary 2.5-mile facility.   Drivers scheduled to take part in the test, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, are Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Team Penske Ford), Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota), David Ragan (No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford) and Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Hendrick…

College hockey: Michigan names Mel Pearson as new men’s team coach – NCAA.com

Monday, April 24, 2017

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Mel Pearson has been named the University of Michigan’s head coach of ice hockey, the school announced Monday. Warde Manuel, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics, made the announcement that Pearson — who will be the ninth head coach in program history — would return to Ann Arbor after previously serving 23 season as an assistant coach for the Wolverines. A press conference will…

Even sports news in North Korea is bizarre – USA TODAY

Monday, April 24, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share President Xi Jinping said he hopes all sides will “refrain from taking any action that will aggravate tensions on the Peninsula.” Video provided by Newsy Newslook North Korea lost all three matches in the 2010 World Cup before returning home.(Photo: Luca Bruno, AP) War games, whether in the form of military strategizing or parading nuclear weaponry as a show of force, are not really games at…

The ultimate guide to 3 wild days of Philly sports – Philly.com

Monday, April 24, 2017

From colonial times to the present, Philadelphians have loved to play. From street corners to rec centers, country clubs to ball fields, and even in the stands, the city’s residents and teams are known for their passion. More NFL draft news Looking for NFL Draft keepsakes? They’ll be sold mostly on the…

Jonah Keri sitdown with Justin Trudeau: Canada’s Prime Minister talks sports, immigration, Montreal and more – CBSSports.com

Monday, April 24, 2017

The prime minister of Canada is a hugger. Justin Trudeau and I had just wrapped up an hourlong interview in a high-ceiling sitting room across the street from Parliament. I thanked him for his time and was about to start collecting my stuff to walk out, when the PM took a step toward me, and offered an embrace. It was part bro-hug, part “the pleasure was all mine” gesture. I…

Biggest busts in Baltimore sports history – Baltimore Sun

Monday, April 24, 2017

As the Ravens weigh their options in this week’s NFL draft, The Sun takes a moment to reflect on the biggest busts in Baltimore sports history. Here, alphabetically, are major acquisitions that fans would as soon forget. Gary Bradds, Bullets, 1964-65 In hindsight, the Baltimore Bullets could have taken Willis Reed, who would become a Hall of Fame center. Or Jeff Mullins, a budding All-Star guard. Instead, the Bullets’ first-round…

‘Sports Illustrated’ Gets Everything About Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X Wrong – The Nation.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Malcolm X with Muhammad Ali in New York on March 1, 1964. (AP Photo) The “what if” discussions are some of the most fun in sports. What if the Chicago Bulls hadn’t traded Olden Polynice on draft day in 1987 for an unknown rookie named Scottie Pippen? What if Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones didn’t fire head coach Jimmy Johnson after two straight Super Bowl victories? These discussions are perfect…

Pearson Selected to Lead Michigan Ice Hockey Program – MGoBlue

Monday, April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017 • Watch Live: Mel Pearson Press Conference (Monday, 2 p.m. EDT) ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Mel Pearson has been named the University of Michigan’s head coach of ice hockey, as announced today (Monday, April 24) by Warde Manuel, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics. Pearson, who becomes the ninth head coach in program history, returns to Ann Arbor after previously serving 23 seasons as an assistant…

Some big names missing from NASCAR’s win column – USA TODAY

Monday, April 24, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share USA TODAY Sports’ Brant James tells you what to watch for at the Food City 500 in Bristol, including who’s got the best chance to come away victorious. USA TODAY Sports Kevin Harvick is among a group of drivers who had wins at this point in 2016.(Photo: Stephen R. Sylvanie, USA TODAY Sports) BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kyle Busch had two wins and entered the spring…

Playoff hockey is stupid; but the right team won that Capitals-Maple Leafs game – Chicago Tribune

Monday, April 24, 2017

Playoff hockey is often stupid. I write that with great affection. Playoff hockey is a rush and a thrill and a jolt of adrenaline and a three-hour sugar high. But it’s also often stupid. The games are tight. The margins are tiny. Luck lurks everywhere. Happenstance tugs at every collar. And too often, the team that gets the better of the play still loses the game. That’s why I kind…

Brad Keselowski on NASCAR: ‘It’s not meant to be a fair sport’ – FOXSports.com

Monday, April 24, 2017

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Brad Keselowski makes no excuses when it comes to asking how Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will handle Bristol Motor Speedway in the Food City 500. “We’re supposed to be the best, so we’ll have to figure it out,” he said even before rain postponed the race from Sunday to Monday. The rain that swept into the area around the .526-mile short track late Saturday and…

Kobe Bryant got real about the harsh reality of retiring from sports – SB Nation

Monday, April 24, 2017

Kobe Bryant went on Good Morning America on Monday to discuss his new animated short film Dear Basketball, which is being entered in the Tribeca Film Festival. Robin Roberts asked him straight up if he missed the game and his answer was so good it had the crew clapping. “No, I don’t. No, it’s crazy but I started playing when I was 2, and so after playing for 20 years…

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

Monday, April 24, 2017

MONDAY ON TV AUTOS 1 p.m. FOX-41 — NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup, Food City 500, at Bristol, Tenn. MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh 10 p.m. MLB — Regional broadcast, L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco OR San Diego at Arizona (joined in progress) NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. NBA — NBA Playoffs, Eastern Conference, first round, Game 5, Milwaukee at Toronto 8 p.m. TNT — NBA Playoffs,…

Some big names missing from NASCAR’s win column – USA TODAY

Monday, April 24, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share USA TODAY Sports’ Brant James tells you what to watch for at the Food City 500 in Bristol, including who’s got the best chance to come away victorious. USA TODAY Sports Kevin Harvick is among a group of drivers who had wins at this point in 2016.(Photo: Stephen R. Sylvanie, USA TODAY Sports) BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kyle Busch had two wins and entered the spring…

Brad Keselowski on NASCAR: ‘It’s not meant to be a fair sport’ – FOXSports.com

Monday, April 24, 2017

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Brad Keselowski makes no excuses when it comes to asking how Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will handle Bristol Motor Speedway in the Food City 500. “We’re supposed to be the best, so we’ll have to figure it out,” he said even before rain postponed the race from Sunday to Monday. The rain that swept into the area around the .526-mile short track late Saturday and…

Some big names missing from NASCAR’s win column – USA TODAY

Monday, April 24, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share USA TODAY Sports’ Brant James tells you what to watch for at the Food City 500 in Bristol, including who’s got the best chance to come away victorious. USA TODAY Sports Kevin Harvick is among a group of drivers who had wins at this point in 2016.(Photo: Stephen R. Sylvanie, USA TODAY Sports) BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kyle Busch had two wins and entered the spring…

Brad Keselowski on NASCAR: ‘It’s not meant to be a fair sport’ – FOXSports.com

Monday, April 24, 2017

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Brad Keselowski makes no excuses when it comes to asking how Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will handle Bristol Motor Speedway in the Food City 500. “We’re supposed to be the best, so we’ll have to figure it out,” he said even before rain postponed the race from Sunday to Monday. The rain that swept into the area around the .526-mile short track late Saturday and…

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

Monday, April 24, 2017

MONDAY ON TV AUTOS 1 p.m. FOX-41 — NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup, Food City 500, at Bristol, Tenn. MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh 10 p.m. MLB — Regional broadcast, L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco OR San Diego at Arizona (joined in progress) NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. NBA — NBA Playoffs, Eastern Conference, first round, Game 5, Milwaukee at Toronto 8 p.m. TNT — NBA Playoffs,…