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Monmouth Park set to use sports betting `Nuclear Option’ – Asbury Park Press

Friday, May 26, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share He is the special guest at the APP Sports Awards June 14. But how much do you really know about Dickie V? Ryan Ross Buy Photo Monmouth Park officials say they will push for legislation that repeals federal sports wagering restrictions in the state.(Photo: File photo)Buy Photo Now what? When acting U.S. Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall did not recommend that the U.S. Supreme Court hear…

How the internet is changing sports TV, as cable feels the heat – Business Insider

Friday, May 26, 2017

Turner Sports’ Craig Barry Turner Sports For the past few weeks, the media world has buzzed about the prospects of sports television, after brutal layoffs at ESPN coincided with record cable subscriber losses in the quarter. The big question was whether the old business model is tenable in the world of smartphones and social-media. But when considering the future of sports media, Craig Barry, the head of content for TV…

African-American Museum’s Sports Gallery Wins a Following: Athletes – New York Times

Friday, May 26, 2017

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Wednesday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Friday, May 26, 2017

GOLF BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) The USGA insists its focus is going to be on golf and not politics when it conducts the U.S. Women’s Open at a golf course owned by President Donald Trump in less than two months. Some fans and politicians criticized golf’s governing body for not moving the marquee women’s tournament from Trump National after lewd comments by Trump about women from 2005 surfaced during the presidential…

NASCAR knows it has to innovate. But it’s not that easy – Charlotte Observer

Thursday, May 25, 2017

When he was a kid, Marcus Smith would get out of school early on the Thursday before the 600-mile NASCAR race held at the racetrack his family owns in Concord. He and his brothers went to watch not only the qualifying races, but the boxing matches staged near the front stretch grandstands. “Those were my favorite,” said Smith, now the CEO of Speedway Motorsports, the company that owns Charlotte Motor…

‘MVP Baseball 2005’ was the best sports video game ever – SB Nation

Thursday, May 25, 2017

I’m listening to “Tessie” by the Dropkick Murphys as I rack my brain for a time I was young, free of worry, and hitting baseballs up ramps with Jon Dowd because MVP Baseball 2005 was life. I’m not here to make the case that the baseball game with Manny Ramirez on the cover was the best sports game ever, because that’s a waste of time. Of course it was the…

How the internet is reshaping sports TV, and what the future holds – Business Insider

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Turner Sports’ Craig Barry Turner Sports For the past few weeks, the media world has buzzed about the prospects of sports television, after brutal layoffs at ESPN coincided with record cable subscriber losses in the quarter. The big question was whether the old business model is tenable in the world of smartphones and social-media. But when considering the future of sports media, Craig Barry, the head of content for TV…

Oscar De La Hoya to boxing fans: ‘Our sport might not ever recover’ from Mayweather-McGregor – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Oscar De La Hoya has penned a letter to boxing fans, urging them to turn their backs on the possible Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor boxing match. As former 10-time champion De La Hoya works to promote the Sept. 16 middleweight title bout between unbeaten, three-belt champion Gennady Golovkin and Mexico’s most popular fighter, former two-division champion Canelo Alvarez, his cause has been distracted by attention on Mayweather-McGregor. That…

Monmouth Park set to use sports betting `Nuclear Option’ – Asbury Park Press

Thursday, May 25, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share He is the special guest at the APP Sports Awards June 14. But how much do you really know about Dickie V? Ryan Ross Buy Photo Monmouth Park officials say they will push for legislation that repeals federal sports wagering restrictions in the state.(Photo: File photo)Buy Photo Now what? When acting U.S. Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall did not recommend that the U.S. Supreme Court should…

Effort commences to legalize sports wagering – NBCSports.com

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Getty Images The NFL will oppose gambling, until it doesn’t. And it won’t oppose gambling once gambling becomes legal. The process of legalizing sports wagering has commenced, with the introduction of legislation that would end the federal ban on the expansion of betting. Via ESPN.com, the Gaming Accountability and Modernization Enhancement Act (GAME Act) would repeal a 1992 law that the prohibit the further spread of state-sponsored betting. Representative Frank…

African-American Museum’s Sports Gallery Wins a Following: Athletes – New York Times

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Baseball: Wednesday’s Southern Section playoff score – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, May 25, 2017

BASEBALL SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION 2 Second round, Wednesday •Etiwanda 4, Village Christian 3  

Why I’m a fan of baseball – MLB Daily Dish

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Welcome to the refreshed MLB Daily Dish! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to share your story, head over to the FanPosts [link here] to write your own post. Each FanPost will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Fanatics gift card [contest rules]. We’re collecting…

MLB Metrics 101: The 10 Most Underrated Stars of Baseball – Bleacher Report

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Duane Burleson/Getty Images Identifying the most overrated stars in MLB required weighing the reputation-boosting accolades like awards and All-Star appearances. There’s no need to do that this time around. If a player made the cut based on the requirements listed in the intro, then he made the cut, period. From here, the thing to do is consider each player’s overall body of work and his best work equally. The same…

D’oh! Homer Simpson is headed to Baseball’s Hall of Fame – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, May 25, 2017

As an animated character, Mike Scioscia will live forever. This is not the kind of animation you see in his face when he goes jaw to jaw with an umpire. This is the animation that made him a cartoon catcher, in a beloved episode of “The Simpsons” that first aired 25 years ago and pays him residuals to this day. “Sometimes, I’ll net 47 cents,” Scioscia said. Scioscia, now the…

Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice for May 25 – FOXSports.com

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Starting pitcher: deGrom is mentioned above … Drew Pomeranz ($7,600) has gotten through five innings in only four of his eight starts, but he faces a Rangers’ lineup that ranks 25th in wOBA vs. LHP and has struck out 24.3 percent of the time against them. It’s probably worth noting that the same Rangers scored four runs last night against a pretty good southpaw in Chris Sale … Robbie Ray…

African-American Museum’s Sports Gallery Wins a Following: Athletes – New York Times

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Why NASCAR has an image problem it can’t fix because of money – Charlotte Observer (blog)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

If the men who run Charlotte Motor Speedway approached NASCAR now and said, “Five-hundred miles is not enough, we want to race 600 miles every Memorial Day weekend,” you know what the answer would be? Drugs are bad. The more technology pushes us forward, the more our patience declines. Drive 600 miles from Charlotte and you’re almost at New York City’s Times Square. But distance is the quality that distinguishes…

NASCAR Hall of Fame: Robert Yates leads Class of 2018 | Charlotte … – Charlotte Observer

Thursday, May 25, 2017

One of Robert Yates’ professors back at Mars Hill was wrong, but he sure did something right by this future NASCAR Hall of Famer. Yates was berated decades ago for paying more attention to engines than academia. “He said, ‘Robert Yates will never amount to anything. He’s working on a tractor instead of studying,’ ” Yates recalled Wednesday, after being named one of five inductees to the 2018 class of…

Darrell Waltrip’s 4-point plan to fix NASCAR | Charlotte Observer – Charlotte Observer (blog)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Darrell Waltrip has never been afraid to speak his mind, which is why he was nicknamed “Jaws” during his hall of fame career as a driver and why he has starred for 17 straight seasons in a Fox Sports broadcast booth as part of the network’s NASCAR coverage. I had an entertaining, 45-minute conversation with the man most everyone calls “DW” in his office near Charlotte Motor Speedway this week….