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NHL commissioner on Winter Olympics: ‘We’re not going’ – Chicago Tribune

Friday, April 21, 2017

Even if the International Olympic Committee sweetens its offer, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman insists that his league will not participate in the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. “We’re not going,” Bettman said Friday during his annual meeting with a group of sports editors at league headquarters. “That decision has been made.” The issues on the table included insurance and travel expenses for players, and the IOC appeared to be…

How yoga makes Danica Patrick a better NASCAR driver – For The Win

Friday, April 21, 2017

It’s well-documented that Danica Patrick is a yoga master, and her many skills are the result of practicing for years. To stay healthy and in shape for racing, she does a variety of cardio and weight training, and yoga remains an important part of her regimen. But does it actually help the 35-year-old NASCAR driver on the race track in the No. 10 Ford? Absolutely. A little morning stretch does a body (and…

Fellow NASCAR drivers agree on Dale Earnhardt Jr. : ‘He’s back’ – FOXSports.com

Friday, April 21, 2017

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Is Dale Earnhardt Jr. finally all the way back? After a fifth-place finish for Earnhardt two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway, at least two of Junior’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series fellow drivers certainly think so. In fact, seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson said he thinks his Hendrick Motorsports teammate soon will make a return to Victory Lane. “To go to Texas two weeks ago…

Fifth annual NASCAR Race To Green celebrates industry-wide effort – Nascar

Friday, April 21, 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — To commemorate the holistic effort being made to help protect and preserve the environment, NASCAR® announced its fifth annual NASCAR Race to Green™ initiative. Beginning today and culminating with Sunday’s TOYOTA OWNERS 400 at Richmond International Raceway, the initiative will build awareness around the programs NASCAR, the industry and multiple partners have developed to help reduce its carbon footprint. A key pillar of NASCAR Race to…

7 things to watch for this soccer weekend – FOXSports.com

Friday, April 21, 2017

With just three matchdays left, the room for spots in Liga MX’s Liguilla is filling up. Atlas and Pachuca are currently the last two teams in the standings to make the cut, and, wouldn’t you know it, they square off on Saturday. With three teams behind Atlas and Pachuca within two points, there’s plenty of room for movement before the Clausura ends. But with three matchdays left, time is at…

Soccer Team Bus Bombing Was Part Of Stock Option Plot, German Prosecutors Say – NPR

Friday, April 21, 2017

On Tuesday, police investigators work on a reconstruction of the April 11 bombing of the Borussia Dortmund team bus in Dortmund, Germany. Three bombs detonated as the bus was pulling away from a nearby hotel. Lukas Schulze/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Lukas Schulze/Getty Images On Tuesday, police investigators work on a reconstruction of the April 11 bombing of the Borussia Dortmund team bus in Dortmund, Germany. Three bombs detonated…

NASCAR starting lineup at Bristol: Kyle Larson on pole as rain cancels qualifying – Sporting News

Friday, April 21, 2017

Rainy weather Friday afternoon washed out Monster Energy NASCAR Cup qualifying at Bristol, and that’s good news for Kyle Larson. The series points leader will start from the pole Sunday for the Food City 500 as NASCAR lines up the field by owner points. Chase Elliott will start beside him on the front row for the 500-lap race. Matt Kenseth, who sits a disappointing 22nd in the standings, is in…

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but baseball is changing – ESPN

Friday, April 21, 2017

Apr 20, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There are loud changes in baseball and quiet ones. While the topline news about this season has been the continuing march toward three true outcomes (walks, strikeouts and home runs), there are other ways 2017 has been different than 2016, 2015 and in some cases all seasons before. Are these changes real? Are they permanent? What is the new…

7 can’t-miss sports events this weekend – SB Nation

Friday, April 21, 2017

T. G. I. freakin’ F., am I right, sports fans? You deserve a serious pat on the back for making it through this week, because many of you have probably been staying up way too late and expending way too much emotional energy on the NHL and NBA. Both playoffs are in full swing, and both are breaking the hearts of fans across the country, as sports are wont to…

Sports Direct’s £78m move into US retail stuns analysts – The Guardian

Friday, April 21, 2017

Sports Direct has drawn fire from analysts after it entered the US market by buying two loss-making chains for $101m (£78m). The retailer said on Friday it had received approval from Delaware bankruptcy court to buy 50 stores trading as Bob’s Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports through the bankruptcy process of Eastern Outfitters, the chains’ parent company. Sports Direct, majority owned by its chief executive Mike Ashley, is under pressure…

Jerry Sullivan: A dysfunctional, dreary day for Buffalo sports – Buffalo News

Friday, April 21, 2017

Over the years, through harsh experience, I’ve learned that as bad as things might seem with the Buffalo sports teams, they can always get worse. After Doug Whaley’s season-ending press conference on Jan. 2, I called it the low point in Bills history. But Thursday was the topper, a crowning day of dysfunction, a singular low for our professional sports franchises. First came the stunning news that the Sabres had…

Vice President Pence thinks ‘Hoosiers’ is the greatest sports movie. It isn’t. – Washington Post

Friday, April 21, 2017

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Katherine Grainger: UK Sport names Olympic gold medallist as new chair – BBC Sport

Friday, April 21, 2017

Katherine Grainger (right) won gold in the double sculls with partner Anna Watkins at London 2012 Olympic gold medallist Dame Katherine Grainger has been named as the new chair of UK Sport. Great Britain’s most decorated female Olympian retired from rowing after winning a medal at a fifth Games last summer. The 41-year-old will succeed Rod Carr as head of the funding agency for elite sport. Grainger was up against…

Michael Phelps details his life after retiring from swimming – Fox News

Friday, April 21, 2017

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history with 28 medals to his name, announced his retirement in 2016 at the age of 31. However, the prized swimmer hasn’t slowed down one bit. Not only is Phelps enjoying life with his wife, beauty queen Nicole Johnson, but the couple are also new parents to a now 11-month-old boy name Boomer. Phelps told us that even before he became…

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but baseball is changing – ESPN

Friday, April 21, 2017

Apr 20, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There are loud changes in baseball and quiet ones. While the topline news about this season has been the continuing march toward three true outcomes (walks, strikeouts and home runs), there are other ways 2017 has been different than 2016, 2015 and in some cases all seasons before. Are these changes real? Are they permanent? What is the new…

Sports Direct breaks into US market – BBC News

Friday, April 21, 2017

Image copyright PA Sports Direct has snapped up the US sports clothing and outdoor equipment chains Bob’s Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports in a $101m (£79m) deal. The deal gives Sports Direct about 50 stores selling sports and casual wear and camping equipment. Mike Ashley’s chain said the “footprint” in US bricks and mortar retail would give it a “platform from which to grow US online sales”. It has bought…

How sports spread a Bible verse to the masses – The Boston Globe – The Boston Globe

Friday, April 21, 2017

It’s been memorized by countless Sunday school students, displayed on signs at major sporting events, and printed on the bottom of shopping bags and soda cups. Now, perhaps the most familiar verse in the New Testament has once again been thrust into the public eye after Aaron Hernandez scrawled “John 3:16” on his forehead with red ink before taking his own life. Advertisement The Bible verse, regarded by many as…

LeBron James leads Cavs to 26-point comeback victory with 41 points, triple-double – Yahoo Sports

Friday, April 21, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — If any two teams were going to give us the lead-in to one of the biggest playoff comebacks in NBA history, let it be these Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers, two clubs that appear at their best when engaged in mercurial play and unexpected outcomes. The Cavs can get away with it; they’re the defending champs. The Pacers? They’re a game away from watching their season end. The…

Ugo Ehiogu: Former England defender dies after suffering cardiac arrest – BBC Sport

Friday, April 21, 2017

Ugo Ehiogu was capped four times by England, scoring one international goal Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham’s training centre on Thursday. A Spurs statement said Ehiogu died in hospital in the early hours of Friday. Ehiogu, who was Spurs’ Under-23s coach, was capped four times by England. “Words cannot express the shock and…

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but baseball is changing – ESPN

Friday, April 21, 2017

7:30 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There are loud changes in baseball and quiet ones. While the topline news about this season has been the continuing march toward three true outcomes (walks, strikeouts and home runs), there are other ways 2017 has been different than 2016, 2015 and in some cases all seasons before. Are these changes real? Are they permanent? What is the new…