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Team Penske to appeal Phoenix penalties on No. 2 team – Nascar

Thursday, March 30, 2017

BUY TICKETS: See the races at Martinsville Officials with Team Penske announced in a statement that the organization will appeal penalties handed down to the No. 2 team and driver Brad Keselowski following the March 19 race at Phoenix Raceway. According to the NASCAR penalty report issued last week, the No. 2 team failed the post-race rear wheel steer on the LIS (Laser Inspection Station) following the Camping World 500….

New ‘Cars 3’ characters inspired by NASCAR legends – ESPN

Thursday, March 30, 2017

8:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment This story appears in ESPN The Magazine’s April 10 MLB Preview Issue. Subscribe today! In Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3,” Lightning McQueen seeks stock car racing’s roots. But why wait for the June 16 debut to meet the rides who put McQueen back on track? Here’s a sneak peek at the new characters — and the racers who inspired them. Wendell…

USA Hockey players feel renewed outrage as North Dakota shuts down women’s team – Washington Post

Thursday, March 30, 2017

National team players Jocelyne Lamoureux, left, and Monique Lamoureux are both products of North Dakota’s women’s program. (Carlo Allegri/Associated Press) The United States women’s hockey team barely had time to enjoy its hard-earned success in winning a better compensation deal from the sport’s national organization before it was jolted with some upsetting news. The University of North Dakota announced Wednesday it was shutting down its women’s hockey program, one that…

Repeal of Bathroom Law Could Be Boon for North Carolina Sports Fans – New York Times

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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The most important sports song is Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’ – SB Nation

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The most important song in sports is not what you might think. It is not “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” It is not “We Are the Champions.” No, it is not even “Sandstorm” by Darude. It’s “All Star,” by Smash Mouth. There are All Stars in every sport. The lyrics, “Getcha game on, go play” can be applied in any sports situation. This song needs our respect. This…

New ‘Cars 3’ characters inspired by NASCAR legends – ESPN

Thursday, March 30, 2017

8:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment This story appears in ESPN The Magazine’s April 10 MLB Preview Issue. Subscribe today! In Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3,” Lightning McQueen seeks stock car racing’s roots. But why wait for the June 16 debut to meet the rides who put McQueen back on track? Here’s a sneak peek at the new characters — and the racers who inspired them. Wendell…

The U.S. women’s hockey team fights the good fight — and wins – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, March 30, 2017

It doesn’t matter if you never planned to watch a minute of the Women’s World Hockey Championships, or if you knew they began Friday in Plymouth, Michigan, or if you cared about the fact that the Americans’ defense of their championship was in peril. What you need to know: If you have a daughter, a young daughter in particular, the women who will take the ice wearing sweaters that say…

The top takeaways from historic US women’s hockey deal – ESPN

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mar 29, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment It might have taken an overtime or two, but the U.S. women’s national hockey team got the victory it wanted in a landmark agreement with USA Hockey on Tuesday evening. It lifted its boycott of the upcoming world championships in Plymouth, Michigan, where attention will shift toward the lead-up to the 2018 Winter Olympics. Here are our key takeaways…

Snap snags NBC ad deal worth up to $75 million for the Winter Olympics, report says – CNBC

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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Mountain Ridge’s all-time baseball lineup card – AZCentral.com

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Catcher Matthew Dyer leads Mountain Ridge’s all-time baseball team.(Photo: Rob Schumacher/azcentral sports) Glendale Mountain Ridge hasn’t won a state title but coach Lance Billingsley has put out a consistently strong baseball program that last year fell to Chandler Hamilton in the 6A state final. Billingsley filled out an all-time Mountain Ridge baseball lineup card for me. RELATED: High school baseball Super 10 rankings No. 1 Mikey Reynolds, INF, 2009 He…

Cambridge baseball hopes to breakout in 2017 – Bennington Banner (subscription)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — It was tough sledding for the Cambridge baseball team in 2016 as they lost five games by fewer than two runs. All that resulted in Cambridge going 4-16 and finishing last in the Wasaren League with a 2-12 record in league play. Last season, though, is in the past. Cambridge baseball coach Jason Waite said during a recent practice that the team is focused on making huge…

Why baseball’s ‘Homeless Minor Leaguer’ isn’t sweating the sport’s small salary – For The Win

Thursday, March 30, 2017

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Matt Paré is a 26-year-old Boston College graduate entering his fifth year in the San Francisco Giants’ minor-league system. He spent the bulk of the the 2016 season as a part-time catcher and the oldest player on the club’s Class A affiliate in Augusta, Ga., and he’s hoping to fill the same role for the Giants’ Class A Advanced club in San Jose in 2017. Like most…

Prep baseball: Sun Prairie opens season with win over Waunakee – Madison.com

Thursday, March 30, 2017

SUN PRAIRIE — The Sun Prairie baseball team had a full offseason to reflect on its early exit from the WIAA Division 1 state tournament last year. The Cardinals started 2017 on the right foot, however, building a six-run lead and holding off Waunakee 6-4 in the season opener Wednesday. “Our goals really don’t change a whole lot (by season). We want to improve every day….

The US women’s hockey team fights the good fight — and wins – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, March 30, 2017

It doesn’t matter if you never planned to watch a minute of the Women’s World Hockey Championships, or if you knew they began Friday in Plymouth, Michigan, or if you cared about the fact that the Americans’ defense of their championship was in peril. What you need to know: If you have a daughter, a young daughter in particular, the women who will take the ice wearing sweaters that say…

New ‘Cars 3’ characters inspired by NASCAR legends – ESPN

Thursday, March 30, 2017

8:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment This story appears in ESPN The Magazine’s April 10 MLB Preview Issue. Subscribe today! In Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3,” Lightning McQueen seeks stock car racing’s roots. But why wait for the June 16 debut to meet the rides who put McQueen back on track? Here’s a sneak peek at the new characters — and the racers who inspired them. Wendell…

The top takeaways from historic US women’s hockey deal – ESPN

Thursday, March 30, 2017

12:01 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment It might have taken an overtime or two, but the U.S. women’s national hockey team got the victory it wanted in a landmark agreement with USA Hockey on Tuesday evening. It lifted its boycott of the upcoming world championships in Plymouth, Michigan, where attention will shift toward the lead-up to the 2018 Winter Olympics. Here are our key takeaways…

The Olympics’ TV Time-Delay Is Going Away, NBC Says – NPR

Thursday, March 30, 2017

For next year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, NBC will broadcast the action live to American TV audiences from the Gangneung Curling Centre and other venues. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images For next year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, NBC will broadcast the action live to American TV audiences from the Gangneung Curling Centre and other venues. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images When it broadcasts the Winter…

Love of NASCAR stands the test of time – Poughkeepsie Journal

Thursday, March 30, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Donna Brunow has been collecting NASCAR memorabilia for 55 years. Here, she talks about how she first learned to love the sport. Alex H. Wagner/Poughkeepsie Journal Buy Photo Donna Brunow, 66, holds a photo taken during one Daytona 500 in which she was welcomed on the Jumbotron by name, a gift from a friend. Brunow has been an avid collector of NASCAR memorabilia for 55…

Mountain Ridge’s all-time baseball lineup card – AZCentral.com

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Catcher Matthew Dyer leads Mountain Ridge’s all-time baseball team.(Photo: Rob Schumacher/azcentral sports) Glendale Mountain Ridge hasn’t won a state title but coach Lance Billingsley has put out a consistently strong baseball program that last year fell to Chandler Hamilton in the 6A state final. Billingsley filled out an all-time Mountain Ridge baseball lineup card for me. RELATED: High school baseball Super 10 rankings No. 1 Mikey Reynolds, INF, 2009 He…

As Opening Day nears, a list of the best baseball movies – Peoria Journal Star

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thomas Bruch Journal Star entertainment reporter @thomasbruch PEORIA — As Opening Day nears, baseball fans old and young are ready to take the sign from the catcher, wind up and launch headfirst into a new season. With only a few days left until a Cubs and Cardinals tilt on Sunday night, followed by a day full of games Monday, a restless baseball fan can find solace…