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International soccer coming to Comerica Park – The Detroit News

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The International Champions Cup will be at Comerica Park on July 19. The matchup will feature AS Roma and Paris Saint-Germain.(Photo: Al Willman / Special to The Detroit News) Detroit — Professional soccer is coming to the Motor City, but it’s not the MLS — at least not yet. Paris Saint-Germain and AS Roma will kick off the International Champions Cup at 8:30 p.m. on July 19, the Tigers and District Detroit…

NASCAR mailbag: Will Dale Earnhardt Jr. become a Cup Series team owner? – SB Nation

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Each week SB Nation’s NASCAR reporter Jordan Bianchi answers your questions about the latest news and happenings within the sport. If you have a mailbag question email jordanmbianchi@gmail.com. If everything is equal isn’t Kyle Larson the obvious choice to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick Motorsports? — Andy When you take into account Larson’s immense talent (he’s leading the Cup Series standings) and age (24), he certainly represents an ideal…

Friend flushes baseball fan’s ashes down ballpark toilets across the nation – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

A New York City man is on a mission to flush the cremated remains of his lifelong friend — a plumber — down ballpark toilets around the country. Tom McDonald tells the New York Times that it’s a fitting tribute for Roy Riegel. The two baseball fans were childhood friends in Queens, not far from — wait for it — Flushing Meadows, where the Mets play. Like baseball, this endeavor…

Boston sports struggle with perception built on racist past – Boston.com

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

When Red Sox fans hurled peanuts and the N-word toward Orioles outfielder Adam Jones in Fenway Park, it was a reminder of the Boston’s racial legacy — particularly around its sports teams. Boston’s reputation as a racist sports town developed through decades of barriers broken and maintained, intertwined with broader struggles for progress along with today’s climate of racial tension that sports can’t avoid. Despite its teams and the city…

ESPN’s Cut Talent Could See Big Rebounds at Other Outlets – Variety

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The latest corporate restructuring at ESPN has flooded the sports media market with some very recognizable talent. This story first appeared in the May 02, 2017 issue of Variety. Subscribe today.See more. When Walt Disney’s sports media juggernaut pink-slipped 100 anchors, writers and analysts last week, it made available some of the medium’s most durable names: “SportsCenter” stalwarts, veteran baseball and hockey beat writers and masters of long-form sports storytelling….

Ch. 7’s Cheryl Scott on sports, weather, Cubs and her athletic past – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

WLS-Ch. 7 meteorologist Cheryl Scott hosts the Fire’s Soccer and Style Fashion Show on Wednesday at ROOF on the Wit, where players such as Bastian Schweinsteiger will act like runway models to raise money for disadvantaged children in the Chicago area. Scott talked to Inc. about being a big fan of Chicago sports and her own background as an athlete. On mixing weather and sports What I love to do…

The NFL’s seven worst post-draft quarterback situations, ranked – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The Browns seem comfortable with the guys currently on the roster, after passing on Mitchell Trubisky and Deshaun Watson in the draft. They did take DeShone Kizer in the second round, but no one expects him to be the starter in Week 1. He’ll compete with Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiler and Kevin Hogan with the best player winning the job. Unfortunately, none of those guys has a particularly stacked NFL…

California Today: An Ancient Blood Sport in Modern California – New York Times

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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From freezing lows to adrenaline highs: Why go ice swimming? – CNN

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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Friend flushes baseball fan’s ashes down ballpark toilets across the nation – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

A New York City man is on a mission to flush the cremated remains of his lifelong friend — a plumber — down ballpark toilets around the country. Tom McDonald tells the New York Times that it’s a fitting tribute for Roy Riegel. The two baseball fans were childhood friends in Queens, not far from — wait for it — Flushing Meadows, where the Mets play. Like baseball, this endeavor…

Ch. 7’s Cheryl Scott on sports, weather, Cubs and her athletic past – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

WLS-Ch. 7 meteorologist Cheryl Scott hosts the Fire’s Soccer and Style Fashion Show on Wednesday at ROOF on the Wit, where players such as Bastian Schweinsteiger will act like runway models to raise money for disadvantaged children in the Chicago area. Scott talked to Inc. about being a big fan of Chicago sports and her own background as an athlete. On mixing weather and sports What I love to do…

Friend flushes baseball fan’s ashes down ballpark toilets across the nation – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

A New York City man is on a mission to flush the cremated remains of his lifelong friend — a plumber — down ballpark toilets around the country. Tom McDonald tells the New York Times that it’s a fitting tribute for Roy Riegel. The two baseball fans were childhood friends in Queens, not far from — wait for it — Flushing Meadows, where the Mets play. Like baseball, this endeavor…

Baseball Capsules – Virginian-Pilot

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

BOSTON (AP) — Adam Jones received extended applause from Fenway Park fans a night after he was racially taunted, both teams were warned after Boston ace Chris Sale threw behind Manny Machado’s legs in the first inning and the Red Sox went on to beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Tuesday night. Machado homered out of Fenway Park for the second straight night, a seventh-inning drive, and…

RE LAX. What is Baseball? – Halo’s Heaven

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Tyler Skaggs is a good major league pitcher. That’s undeniable. It remains to be seen whether he’ll be an All-Star or not, but at the very least, most people can agree that his stuff is above average. His injury, compounded with the ones to Garrett Richards, Nick Tropeano, Andrew Heaney, Cam Bedrosian, and countless others, means that the Angel pitching staff is, once again, pretty decimated. What is Tyler Skaggs?…

Royals play baseball and *extended fart noise* – Royals Review

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The Kansas City Royals are in a holding pattern right now, with rapidly depleting fuel and no relief in sight. A bad team isn’t inherently boring or unbearable to watch. If there’s a bad team with direction, then you can dream, hope. The Royals’ 2011 was fun for that reason. They were terrible, but you could see seeds being planted. The Chicago Cubs averaged an excruciating 95 losses per year…

Senior baseball still going strong – New Philadelphia Times Reporter

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Mike Barnabi TimesReporter.com correspondent The vast majority of middle-age and beyond baseball players can’t run, throw or field like they could in their prime. They have more aches and pains than they used to. But none of that has adversely affected their love of the game. That’s the main reason most of them are still playing, some well into their 70s. “We love the game,…

Boston sports struggle with perception built on racist past – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

When Red Sox fans hurled peanuts and the N-word toward Orioles outfielder Adam Jones in Fenway Park, it was a reminder of the Boston’s racial legacy – particularly around its sports teams. Boston’s reputation as a racist sports town developed through decades of barriers broken and maintained, intertwined with broader struggles for progress along with today’s climate of racial tension that sports can’t avoid. Despite its teams and the city…

Can someone — anyone — test the Warriors? – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The Utah Jazz were supposed to give the surging Golden State Warriors some trouble. They were supposed to make things at least a bit interesting. Perhaps the Jazz will do that at some point in the next week. They certainly didn’t do it Tuesday night in Game 1 of the teams’ Western Conference semifinals series in Oakland — a 106-94 Golden State win — and the way that game played…

Friend flushes baseball fan’s ashes down ballpark toilets across the nation – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

A New York City man is on a mission to flush the cremated remains of his lifelong friend — a plumber — down ballpark toilets around the country. Tom McDonald tells the New York Times that it’s a fitting tribute for Roy Riegel. The two baseball fans were childhood friends in Queens, not far from — wait for it — Flushing Meadows, where the Mets play. Like baseball, this endeavor…

RE LAX. What is Baseball? – Halo’s Heaven

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Tyler Skaggs is a good major league pitcher. That’s undeniable. It remains to be seen whether he’ll be an All-Star or not, but at the very least, most people can agree that his stuff is above average. His injury, compounded with the ones to Garrett Richards, Nick Tropeano, Andrew Heaney, Cam Bedrosian, and countless others, means that the Angel pitching staff is, once again, pretty decimated. What is Tyler Skaggs?…