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Joey Logano finishes strong to win NASCAR Cup race at Richmond – Los Angeles Times

Monday, May 01, 2017

Joey Logano smiled as if he’d stolen something and got away with it, and that wasn’t far from the truth. Logano passed distracted and dominant Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski on one restart and then pulled away on another with about 20 laps to go to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday. “We were just fast enough to break through and kind…

France: Young drivers give NASCAR deep talent pool – Nascar

Monday, May 01, 2017

RELATED: France family makes special hospital visit RICHMOND, Va. — NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said Sunday that NASCAR is in a state of transition within its deep, talented driver pool, drumming up support for incoming young talent in NASCAR’s national ranks.   France’s remarks came during an impromptu media session at Richmond International Raceway about an hour before Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400. France acknowledged the new wave of…

Former NASCAR, IndyCar driver John Andretti fighting Stage 4 cancer – Sporting News

Monday, May 01, 2017

Former NASCAR and IndyCar driver John Andretti revealed this week that he is fighting Stage 4 colon cancer. Andretti, 54, told WTHR Indianapolis reporter Dave Calabro he is undergoing chemo treatments and faces surgeries in June. Andretti, who raced 17 seasons and won two races in NASCAR’s top series, also made five starts in the Indianapolis 500. Members of the racing community reached out via social media to express their support for…

France family makes special visit, honored at gala – Nascar

Monday, May 01, 2017

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Why this Hamilton County family says no to travel sports – Indianapolis Star

Monday, May 01, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Holly Johnson is one Hamilton County mom who knows how to stretch a dime. She’s the co-founder with her husband, Greg, of the website ClubThrifty.com and writes columns for IndyStar showing you how to spend less and live more. Dwight Adams/IndyStar IndyStar correspondent Holly Johnson.(Photo: Provided by Holly Johnson) With spring finally here, my kids spend evenings and sleepy weekend mornings riding their bikes, playing…

The Inner Monologue of @DimTillard Baseball Sayings – MLB Trade Rumors

Sunday, April 30, 2017

It’s 8:02am on Sunday April 30th, 2017.  So here’s the gist… my name is Tim Dillard.  I’m a pitcher in my 15th professional baseball season, and currently in the Milwaukee Brewers organization with Triple-A Colorado Springs.  I think that’s it.  Oh yeah, I’ve been married for eleven years, and have three remarkable kids.  A few months ago I was minding my own business, when MLB Trade Rumors asked if I was…

Oregon getaway: Bend’s splashy water sports scene – The Mercury News

Sunday, April 30, 2017

BEND, OREGON — It may sound odd to speak of water sports in Oregon’s high desert region. But the Deschutes River flows from the Cascade Mountains to the south through the center of Bend, whose very name pays homage to a significant bend in the river. More than a dozen lakes dot the mountains to the west. And whether you’re seeking a zenlike calm, an adrenaline rush or something in the middle,…

Prisco’s NFL Draft Grades for all 32 teams: Five earn ‘A’s and two fall short with ‘D’s – CBSSports.com

Sunday, April 30, 2017

If you are reading this, you know I like to pick things apart. Drafts, situational coaching and players — you name it. But somehow, as I did the grades for this year’s NFL Draft, I had to stop for a second because I think many teams did a good job handling their board. I didn’t give out one “F” this year. I handed out five “A” grades. What is wrong…

4 takeaways from Brian France’s surprise press conference – FOXSports.com

Sunday, April 30, 2017

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France paid a surprise visit to the Richmond International Raceway Sunday, just one hour before the start of the Toyota Owners 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. During the session, France was joined by his son Luke, 6.  That was an early tipoff that there would be no blockbuster announcement, no major new initiatives to be rolled out. Instead, France began the…

Baseball Capsules – USA Today – USA TODAY

Sunday, April 30, 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Carlos Gomez hit for the cycle for the second time and Yu Darvish pitched six effective innings, helping the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 on Saturday night. Darvish (3-2) allowed one earned run, struck out 10 and walked four, finishing with 125 pitches. He fell five pitches short of his major league high, thrown as a rookie in 2013. Rougned Odor hit a…

The secret history of black baseball players in Canada’s great white … – Salon

Sunday, April 30, 2017

 It’s mid-September and a championship is on the line. Through seventeen innings, game five of this best-of-seven series has offered high baseball drama for the shoulder-to-shoulder fans in attendance. On the mound, a jelly-armed Leon Day — the future Hall of Fame pitcher who started the game and is still going — just saw his team, an enviably skilled squadron of black players, take a tenuous 1-0 lead in the top of…

Local baseball-softball umpire Phil ‘Hambone’ Hamilton reaches 50 years on the job – nwitimes.com

Sunday, April 30, 2017

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Colts sign son of baseball hall of famer – Indianapolis Star

Sunday, April 30, 2017

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Bleacher Report wants to become the MTV for sports – Recode

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Bleacher Report CEO Dave Finocchio wants to build the next MTV — just without the whole TV part. It’s been just over a year since Turner, which bought Bleacher Report for a reported $175 million back in 2012, laid out a plan to inject $100 million into turning the sports property into a video juggernaut. In that time Finocchio has launched a number of original online series, a feature length…

Sports briefs Saturday – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Baseball(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) BASEBALL Mike Ferri’s RBI single on an 0-2 pitch in the 10th gave UW-Milwaukee a 5-4 victory over Oakland at Henry Aaron Field. John Boidanis socked a home run for the Panthers (15-25, 5-13 Horizon League). COLLEGE FOOTBALL A year and a half after he broke his neck in a game, Arkansas running back Rawleigh Williams suffered another injury scare when he was taken away in an…

FOX Sports Kansas City to televise tonight’s match between Sporting KC and Real Salt Lake – Sporting Kansas City

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Tonight’s MLS regular season match between Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake at Children’s Mercy Park will air live on FOX Sports Kansas City and FOX Sports Kansas City Plus. It will also be streamed on FOX Sports GO with live radio broadcasts available on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN 99.3 FM and La Grande 1340 AM. Sporting KC’s match was originally scheduled to air only on FOX Sports…

Desmond expected to make Rockies’ debut (Apr 30, 2017) – FOXSports.com

Sunday, April 30, 2017

PHOENIX — Ian Desmond is expected to make his Colorado debut when the Rockies visit the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday in the finale of their three-game series. Colorado manager Bud Black all but said Desmond will be activated for the game Sunday, when the first-place Rockies (16-9) will face a left-hander in Patrick Corbin. Desmond has been out since suffering a fractured wrist in spring training, but has shown no…

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

Sunday, April 30, 2017

SATURDAY ON TV NFL FOOTBALL Noon ESPN & NFL — 2017 NFL Draft, fourth-seventh rounds, at Philadelphia HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 — Belmont Park Live, at Elmont, N.Y. NHL HOCKEY 3 p.m. NBC-3 — Stanley Cup Playoffs, N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, Game 2 8 p.m. NBC-3 — Stanley Cup Playoffs, Pittsburgh at Washington, Game 2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 1 p.m. SEC — Arkansas spring game, at Fayetteville, Ark. SOCCER 7…

In NASCAR, this could be the worst of times — or the best – FOXSports.com

Sunday, April 30, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. — In the vernacular of NASCAR racing, this exact moment in history could perhaps be best described as one of those best-of-times/worst-of-times deals. First, the worst-of-times breakdown. Jeff Gordon, a four-time champion and an enormously popular driver, retired for good after a brief comeback last season. So did Tony Stewart, a three-time champion. Carl Edwards unexpectedly pulled the plug on a stellar career in January, shocking the NASCAR community….