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Thursday, November 02, 2017

Thursday’s Hot Clicks: Jess Strother; Kate Upton and Justin Verlander Enjoy Some World Series PDA – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

In Thursday’s Hot Clicks, we look at every angle of the Astros World Series victory. Plus a feature on the lovely Jess Strother. World Series Round-Up Houston, we have a title. It only took 55 years but the Astros are champions. Some items of interest: Yuli Gurriel tipped his hat to Yu Darvish during his first at-bat … ​Here’s a look at the game’s final out … Carlos Beltran cried…

Sports Illustrated called the 2017 World Series — three years ago – CNN

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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Unbelievable: Sports Illustrated Writer Predicted The White Sox Wouldn’t Win The AL Central—And He Was Right! – Deadspin

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo credit: AP With the 2017 season over at long last, baseball enthusiasts are turning to their second-favorite pastime: looking back to predictions made by baseball writers to see who gets to gloat and who needs to eat crow. And their attention is rightly focused most of all on a remarkable call made earlier this year by Sports Illustrated’s Ben Reiter, who in the magazine’s annual MLB preview boldly—and accurately,…

Joe Buck and John Smoltz Spearheaded Fox’s Excellent World Series Broadcast – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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In NASCAR, It’ll Cost $25,000 If The Faux Camera Setup In Your Car … – Jalopnik

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Sometimes, the lesser known racing rules are some of the best. Everyone knows drivers can’t pass for position below the yellow line at Daytona and Talladega in a NASCAR race, but you can bet most people don’t know it’s a $25,000 fine if a “simulated weight” to replace an in-car television camera isn’t heavy enough. The rule is almost funny to think about at…

South Korea’s Winter Olympics sets off some jitters with just 100 … – Washington Post

Thursday, November 02, 2017

HOENGGYE, South Korea — This once-sleepy village is buzzing with activity. With less than 100 days until South Korea’s PyeongChang Winter Olympics are due to start, the builders are in the final sprint. Nearby, the Olympic Stadium is nearing completion. Roads are being widened to deal with the expected surge in visitors, while landscapers plant flowers and trees along the sidewalks in a traditionally rustic area. In a new building…

As dangerous as football? Girls’ soccer confronts concussion issue … – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Thursday, November 02, 2017

McKenzie Gregoire suffered so many concussions playing soccer, doctors made her quit. She spent her senior season as Shakopee’s team manager. Sara Johnson’s first soccer concussion came in eighth grade. Four years later, she suffered another one playing for Fridley, forcing her out of the game she loves. Haley Ramberg blacked out from a soccer concussion two years ago for Blaine. She missed one month of school as her head…

World Series Game 7 was the most stressful 5-1 baseball game possible – SB Nation

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Looking at it from the outside, World Series Game 7 was an easy win for the Astros. If you match it up with almost any other game in the series, it was practically a cakewalk. Of course each player gave all of the effort they possessed to make sure they won, grinding out plays in the infield and running out every last inch. But in the grand scheme of things,…

They’re Going To Demolish This Gorgeous Baseball Stadium – Deadspin

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo: Matt Rourke/Associated Press Christine Whitman was governor of New Jersey, and she knew just what could fix the ailing city of Camden: A baseball stadium. It was December 14, 1999. The Delaware River Port Authority would vote the next day on whether to authorize the construction of a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium would be just to the south of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Directly to…

Baseball Announces 2018 Schedule – Seminoles.com

Thursday, November 02, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State announced its 2018 baseball schedule Wednesday, a slate that includes 37 home games at Dick Howser Stadium and 21 games against teams that participated in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. “This will be an exciting year against another tough slate of opponents,” head coach Mike Martin said. “We think our fans will enjoy the teams coming to Tallahassee, but our road schedule is a challenge as well….

The Best Tweets About Sports Illustrated’s Prophetic 2014 Astros Cover – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Did you hear? In 2014, Sports Illustrated predicted that the Astros would win the World Series in 2017. Did you hear? In 2014, Sports Illustrated predicted that the Astros would win the World Series in 2017. And it happened.  Here’s the backstory: The Astros were not a good baseball team in 2014. In fact, they were pretty bad, finishing the year 70–92, which actually followed three seasons of winning less than 60 games. But…

Joe Buck and John Smoltz Spearheaded Fox’s Excellent World Series Broadcast – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Favorite Teams Edit You currently have no favorite teams.

In NASCAR, It’ll Cost $25,000 If The Faux Camera Setup In Your Car … – Jalopnik

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Sometimes, the lesser known racing rules are some of the best. Everyone knows drivers can’t pass for position below the yellow line at Daytona and Talladega in a NASCAR race, but you can bet most people don’t know it’s a $25,000 fine if a “simulated weight” to replace an in-car television camera isn’t heavy enough. The rule is almost funny to think about at…

Another Game 7 Provides a Perfect Ending for the Astros – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Astros’ hopes for a Game 7 blowout stalled when the Dodgers quickly lifted starter Yu Darvish, who faced just 10 batters and allowed half of them to score. After that, the pitchers on both sides took over, making for a tense finale, if not a classic, in the first World Series Game 7 ever held at Dodger Stadium, the third-oldest venue in the majors. The Astros had never even…

They’re Going To Demolish This Gorgeous Baseball Stadium – Deadspin

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo: Matt Rourke/Associated Press Christine Whitman was governor of New Jersey, and she knew just what could fix the ailing city of Camden: A baseball stadium. It was December 14, 1999. The Delaware River Port Authority would vote the next day on whether to authorize the construction of a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium would be just to the south of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Directly to…

Astros, George Springer appear to end Sports Illustrated cover jinx – Fox News

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Houston Astros’ George Springer (4) celebrates after his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning of Game 7 of baseball’s World Series Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles.  (Associated Press) The Houston Astros did more Wednesday night than win their first World Series in franchise history: The team broke the long history of the Sports Illustrated cover jinx. For years teams and…

Para-swimmers are ‘exaggerating their disability’, MPs told – The Guardian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The crisis facing the Paralympic movement over alleged abuse of the classification system deepened on Wednesday after claims swimmers are deliberately exaggerating their disability in order to win more medals. Mark Hanson, whose daughter Levana is a swimmer, claimed one father bought a wheelchair on eBay so his child, who Hanson claimed had always walked unaided, could hoodwink classifiers into thinking the swimmer had a more severe disability. Tanni Grey-Thompson…

No. 14 Monster Energy Series team gets L1-level penalty post-Martinsville – Nascar

Thursday, November 02, 2017

RELATED: Full Martinsville race results NASCAR competition officials announced penalties Wednesday from last weekend’s events at Martinsville Speedway, including an L1-level infraction for the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 14 team for driver Clint Bowyer. Race officials determined that the SHR No. 14 Ford team was in violation of Section 20.18.5.2 in the NASCAR Rule Book, a section that relates to the TV video package. If teams are not carrying an in-car…

NASCAR Mailbag – Silly Season update and the next step for Cup cars – Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Our team of experts answer questions from fans regarding the future of Carl Edwards and the evolution of the Generation 6 cars in this week’s NASCAR Mailbag. Will Carl Edwards return to racing next season? I talked to someone at Sonoma Raceway, and said that they hoped Edwards returned to racing there soon! I hope he returns, and also are you expecting Kenseth, Patrick, and Busch to have…