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Friday’s Sports In Brief – Charlotte Observer

Saturday, May 20, 2017

NBA BOSTON (AP) — An NBA playoff-record, 41-point halftime lead. A franchise record for total points. A 13th consecutive playoff win, tying another league record. And LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers can still do better. Cleveland steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Minutes after the NBA announced the three finalists for the MVP award — and James wasn’t among them…

Wayne Walker, longtime Bay Area sports broadcaster, dies at 80 – SFGate

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Michigan baseball deals Michigan State critical loss – The Detroit News

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Spartans and Wolverines split the first two games of the series, a result that works better for Michigan than it does for Michigan State.(Photo: Dale G. Young / Detroit News) Ann Arbor — Michigan State needed to be perfect in the final series of the regular season, a difficult enough feat to pull off while battling for the final spot in next week’s Big Ten tournament. Needing to do…

Seidler puts Chesapeake baseball in a good spot – CapitalGazette.com

Saturday, May 20, 2017

By the looks of things, unless you wear the colors blue and gold and have the letters SP on your cap, it may be hard to defeat the Chesapeake baseball team. River Hill found that out on Friday, as the Hawks came to Pasadena to face the Cougars, who have only lost to Severna Park this season, and after a dominating performance by Chesapeake ace Joe Seidler and clutch hits…

Mike Trout: Baseball’s Best, Without the Brand – New York Times

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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This is what happens when you let kids choose their baseball team name – Mashable

Saturday, May 20, 2017

They’re purportedly a secret society alleged to have a shadowy hand in the world’s most important issues and decisions.  They’re also a fourth-grade baseball team from Illinois.  They are … The Illuminati, and they just turned a double play by leveraging 15 minutes of viral fame into a wholesome fundraiser.  Better yet, this is all because the people demanded it. And you know The Illuminati couldn’t let the people down. …

Mother Nature pushes Bedlam baseball opener conclusion to Saturday – Stillwater News Press

Saturday, May 20, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – For the second-straight night, Mother Nature spoiled Bedlam baseball fans. However, fans at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City were treated to a half game of baseball before rain and lightning suspended the weekend series opener for more than five hours. Oklahoma State led 5-2 after the top half of the fifth inning. Rain began to fall as the half inning ended,…

Column: NHL playoffs greatest show in sports at the moment – ABC News

Saturday, May 20, 2017

If you’re not a hockey fan — and we know there are a LOT of you out there — it might be a good time to reconsider. The NHL playoffs are the greatest show in sports at the moment. You certainly won’t miss anything by flipping away from the NBA. While the hoops postseason is blighted by one rout after another, the NHL is putting on a stellar show that…

Welsh Government Sport Wales review finds ‘bullying’ evidence – BBC News

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Evidence supporting allegations of bullying, intimidation and inappropriate language in the troubled quango Sport Wales has been found by an internal Welsh Government review. The chairman of Sport Wales Paul Thomas and vice-chairwoman Adele Baumgardt were sacked by ministers in March. Mr Thomas said the allegations were untrue but Ms Baumgardt said she was not surprised by the findings. No individuals were identified as the source of the alleged bullying….

Colin Cowherd is a ‘lying sack of crap’: sports anchor – New York Post

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Baffoe: Roger Ailes’ Awful Legacy Exists In Sports Media – CBS Chicago

Saturday, May 20, 2017

By Tim Baffoe– (CBS) On Thursday morning, Roger Ailes died. Those who say you shouldn’t speak ill of the dead are either stupid or revisionists. The creator of Fox News, Ailes was one of the worst Americans to ever smear his scat across the cultural landscape. He was a serial sexual predator and profiteer in bigotry who made the workplace nightmarish for myriad media employees who were women and/or people of…

Mike Trout: Baseball’s Best, Without the Brand – New York Times

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Colin Cowherd is a ‘lying sack of crap’: sports anchor – New York Post

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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4 days after breaking back, NASCAR driver keeps promise to boy with cancer – Island Packet

Friday, May 19, 2017

On Saturday, NASCAR driver Aric Almirola’s No. 43 Ford twisted into a fiery contortion in a horrifying crash at the Go Bowling 400 in Kansas. He was cut out of the car and airlifted to the University of Kansas Medical Center. His team released a statement on Sunday revealing that Almirola had fractured his T5 vertebra. On Wednesday, three days after his release from the hospital, Almirola walked very stiffly…

For one race, at least, Fox Sports will let NASCAR drivers do all the talking – Washington Post

Friday, May 19, 2017

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Mike Trout: Baseball’s Best, Without the Brand – New York Times

Friday, May 19, 2017

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DC baseball legend’s daughter is selling her home – Washington Post

Friday, May 19, 2017

Carolyn Johnson Thomas, Walter Johnson’s daughter, lived in the home for 60 years (Courtesy of Jane Shell). Anyone who dropped by to see Carolyn Johnson Thomas at her white clapboard house in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Northwest Washington would find an homage to her father, Washington Senators pitcher Walter Johnson. Thomas, who at 94 is the last surviving child of Johnson’s six children, moved into the house with her…

Why this baseball minor league may not want Tim Tebow to move to the majors – CNBC

Friday, May 19, 2017

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McAlester baseball honors players at annual banquet – Mcalester News Capital

Friday, May 19, 2017

McAlester celebrated its baseball season with the annual baseball banquet on Thursday night at Pete’s Place in Krebs. Buffs head coach Justin Bond opened the banquet by thanking the McAlester Dugout Club — president Brad Rutledge, secretary Nicole Green and treasurer Regina Edwards — assistant coaches Trent Homer and Kevin Harmon, and his wife, Niki. McAlester finished this past season at 13-20 overall and 5-7 for…

Everything You Thought You Knew About Baseball Might Be Wrong – The Federalist

Friday, May 19, 2017

The game of baseball changes very little from year to year. There are occasional, minor shifts, like the introduction of the automatic intentional walk this year, or tweaks like the Utley rule that refine how baserunners can slide into a base, but the game itself hardly changes, and that continuity and imperturbability is a part of its charm. Baseball analysis, on the other hand, has undergone a massive realignment in…