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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….

“Special every time:” Former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty leads charity motorcycle ride – fox6now.com

Thursday, May 25, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Many people would say there is no better way to see America than on a motorcycle, and in Milwaukee, that means Harley-Davidson. One NASCAR legend gets on his Harley with some friends and family every year, and they do it all for a great cause. He’s always enjoyed the ride, but as Kyle Petty’s racing career ended, his passion for riding continued. Now, it’s on a Harley-Davidson instead…

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  

Rockies improve baseball’s best road record thanks to their surprising MLB RBI leader – CBSSports.com

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The dream start to the 2017 season continued Wednesday night for the Colorado Rockies . Thanks to a dominant outing by right-hander Tyler Chatwood , the Rockies bested the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park (COL 7, PHI 2) and improved their MLB-best road record to 18-7. They lead baseball in road wins and road winning percentage. The Rockies have won four straight games overall, and they’ve outscored the Phillies…

Regular season ends Sunday for Pac-12 Baseball – Pac-12.com

Thursday, May 25, 2017

DOWNLOAD COMPLETE RELEASE (PDF) BY THE NUMBERS 9 – For the ninth-straight week Oregon State tops the national rankings in the USA Today poll, NCWBA poll, Collegiate Baseball poll, and the Baseball America poll.. 27, 3 – For the ninth-straight week Oregon State tops the national rankings in the USA Today poll, NCWBA poll, Collegiate Baseball poll, and the Baseball America poll. 13, 15 – For the thirteenth-straight USA Today poll and fifteenth-straight NCBWA…

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Social media reaction to NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018 announcement – FOXSports.com

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018 has been selected and what a class it is: Engine builder and team owner Robert Yates; the first Strictly Stock champion Red Byron; three-time championship crew chief Ray Evernham; legendary announcer Ken Squier and Ron Hornaday Jr., the greatest Camping World Truck Series racer of all time.  Selecting the five was difficult, but in the end the choices were extremely popular….

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…

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  

Boise State unveils baseball uniforms – KTVB

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Boise State baseball uniforms (Photo: Boise State) BOISE – After Boise State announced last month that it was terminating its wrestling program and looking to reinstate a baseball program, university President Bob Kustra speculated it would likely be at least a couple years before they could field a baseball team. But apparently its never too early to start thinking about uniform combinations. Taking a cue from the school’s other high-profile…

Baseball roundup: Wednesday, May 24 – Cherry Hill Courier Post

Thursday, May 25, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share St. Augustine outfielder Jake Catalano and first baseman Jack Billings review the thrill of an 8-5 win over Gloucester Catholic. Mark Trible High school baseball scores from around the region.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto)   With Kyle Transue and Connor Agostino paving the way, Egg Harbor Township High School blanked Kingsway, 4-0 in a South Jersey Group 4 Tournament opening round baseball game on Wednesday at the…

Baseball: Best Dugout Critters | High Five – NCAA.com

Thursday, May 25, 2017

College baseball players can be a superstitious bunch, especially when the calendar flips to June. Check out what gave these 2016 College World Series teams the lucky edge as High Five counts down the best Dugout Critters.

Mizzou baseball falls to LSU, faces Gamecocks next – STLtoday.com

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Missouri baseball team’s season is officially on the brink. Needing a couple more wins in the Southeastern Conference tournament to feel safe about securing an NCAA regional bid, the Tigers couldn’t overcome two four-run innings by Louisiana State in a 10-3 loss Wednesday in Hoover, Ala., snapping MU’s seven-game winning streak. The loss dropped the Tigers to 0-12 all-time against LSU. Mizzou (36-22) next faces…

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

Wednesday, May 24, 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…

Here are the five newest members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame; Class of 2018 announced – Charlotte Observer

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Robert Yates, Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ken Squier and Ron Hornaday Jr. are the five members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Class of 2018, announced Wednesday night in Charlotte. Robert Yates: Won NASCAR Cup series championship as both an engine builder and owner. Red Byron: First NASCAR Cup series champion, in 1949. Ray Evernham: Three-time NASCAR Cup series championship crew chief. Ken Squier: Radio and television broadcaster, namesake of…

Darrell Waltrip says NASCAR is at a crossroads, but offers a 4-point plan to fix it – Charlotte Observer (blog)

Wednesday, May 24, 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….

2017 National Soccer Hall of Fame Nominees Announced – U.S. Soccer (press release) (registration) (blog)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CHICAGO (May 24, 2017) – Ballots have been finalized for the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2017 elections and voting will begin immediately for the Player, Veteran Player and Builder categories. The results of the voting and induction ceremony details for the Class of 2017 will be announced at a later date. Players in their first year of eligibility include the following: 2006 FIFA World Cup participant…

First look: See Boise State’s new baseball uniforms – Idaho Statesman

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

No players have been signed, no coach has been named and there is not a known place to play, but the Boise State baseball team has uniforms. The school unveiled the Broncos’ jerseys and hats Wednesday, with six of each being introduced to be worn in specific situations. Boise State announced in April it was dropping its wrestling program and pursuing baseball. Though no start date for baseball has been…

An Ode to Bartolo Colón, the Oldest, Stoutest Player in Baseball, on His Birthday – The New Yorker

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

There may be other baseball players with something close to Bartolo Colón’s age or his girth. But none possesses his inscrutable Zen equanimity.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY SCOTT CUNNINGHAM / GETTY The only way to begin talking about Bartolo Colón, the unlikely star pitcher who now plays for the Atlanta Braves, is with his age and his figure. As of today, May 24th, he is forty-four, the oldest player in professional baseball, and…

Tebow has a baseball card, and it’s harder to find than a positive scouting report – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

You may have missed the fact that former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has taken up baseball. For the record, he’s currently batting .230/.319/.369 for the New York Mets‘ A-ball affiliate amid rumors he could be nearing a promotion .  If Tebow’s foray into baseball still doesn’t feel real, then it might be time to come to terms with the whole thing. That’s because Tebow now has a baseball card…