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Son beats mother with baseball bat in Anaheim, police say – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

An 18-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night after severely beating his mother with baseball bat inside their Anaheim home, police said. Seth White was taken into custody after he was spotted by officers near the Santa Ana River Trail, Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt said. Neighbors reported hearing the attack just after 8:45 p.m. in the 5800 block of East La Palma Avenue, he said. They then saw White leaving…

Rain delays Wednesday’s ACC Baseball Tournament games – The Courier-Journal

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Meet the contenders coming to Kentucky for the 2017 ACC Tournament at Louisville Slugger Field. May 20, 2017 Gentry Estes/CJ

Tennessee Has Sneakily Compiled The Next Great Sports Drought – FiveThirtyEight

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

When the Nashville Predators — who won the NHL’s Western Conference crown Monday night — take the ice in the Stanley Cup Final next week, they’ll be playing for more than their teammates, coaches or even their legions of catfish-throwing fans in “Smashville.” They’ll be trying to end the stealthiest title drought in pro sports and bring the state of Tennessee its first championship. Since the Houston Oilers packed their…

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…

Several Athletes Have Defective Medals From Rio Olympics – New York Times

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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How to Be Mindful While Swimming – New York Times

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Blue Beats Red in Congressional Soccer Game – Roll Call

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

<!– Nevada Rep. Ruben Kihuen scored a goal and had two assists for the Democrats in Tuesday’s rainy Congressional Soccer Game. (Bill Clark/ CQ Roll Call) –> On a rainy Tuesday evening in Washington, Democrats won the Congressional Soccer Game but Republicans won the cheering section. The men and women in blue, with four members of Congress on their team, took home the trophy at the fifth annual Capitol Soccer…

Skyrocketing costs put future Olympics at risk – USA TODAY

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Some medals from the Rio Olympics are chipping or rusting, but one Brazilian official called that ‘totally normal.’ USA TODAY Sports Children play near the Olympic Park sign in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where about $12 billion was spent to organize the 2016 games, which were plagued by cost-cutting, poor attendance, and reports of bribes and corruption linked to the building of some Olympic-related facilities.(Photo:…

Gophers baseball rallies to beat Indiana in Big Ten tournament opener – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Gophers need to win this week’s Big Ten baseball tournament to keep their season alive and make a second straight trip to the NCAA tournament. They took the first step in that process Wednesday, beating sixth-seeded Indiana 5-4 in the first round of the double-elimination tournament in Bloomington, Ind. Minnesota, the third seed, fell behind 4-1 when Indiana’s Matt Lloyd laced a two-RBI double in the top of the fifth….

Duke baseball rallies late to beat Clemson – The Courier-Journal

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Louisville baseball | Cards hope home-cooking helps reverse ACC Tournament woes – The Courier-Journal

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Meet the contenders coming to Kentucky for the 2017 ACC Tournament at Louisville Slugger Field. May 20, 2017 Gentry Estes/CJ Buy Photo Louisville baseball coach Dan McDonnell is looking to take the Cardinals to their fourth College World Series appearance this year. His overall record is 456-191 with a .704 winning percentage through ten seasons.(Photo: Matt Stone/CJ)Buy Photo Story Highlights U of L vs. Notre…

Homer Simpson will be ‘inducted’ into Baseball Hall of Fame this Saturday – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Here’s your unexpected statement of the day: Homer Simpson will be “inducted” into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend. You read that correctly. Cooperstown is opening its doors to America’s favorite cartoon family Saturday as part of a larger celebration of the show, specifically the “Homer at the Bat” episode that featured numerous Hall of Famers in all their animated glory.  Wade Boggs and Ozzie Smith were among the…

Where 50 Chicago sports greats are buried – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Often, before games at Wrigley Field, Cubs fans will make a special stop at Graceland Cemetery to visit Ernie Banks‘ gravesite, which is about a mile away from his statue outside the ballpark. They pay their respects, maybe leave a flower or a “W” flag, and move on. It’s nothing like it was after the Cubs won the World Series, when the crowds were so big that police officers parking…

Exclusive: BT Sport tempted to join race for ECB’s free-to-air rights – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The BBC was facing fresh competition from BT for the free-to-air rights to English cricket on Wednesday night as the telecoms company plotted its biggest sporting coup since landing the Champions League. The chief executive of BT’s consumer division, John Petter, confirmed the company was “interested” in the rights to the 2020-24 seasons that were last week put out to tender by the England and Wales Cricket Board. BT Sport…

Viacom wants to leave sports in the dust with future $20 “skinny” TV bundle – Ars Technica

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

reader comments 129 In efforts to compete with streaming TV services, some networks are looking to make their own “skinny” TV bundles. At the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media, and Telecom conference in Boston this week, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish explained that the company is in talks with at least one multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) to be part of an entertainment-only, slimmed-down TV bundle that would cost between $10 and $20…

USPS issues circular, textured sports ball stamps – Boing Boing

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Tuesday’s Sports in Brief – News & Observer

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

OLYMPICS RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A federal prosecutor looking into last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics says that many of the venues “are white elephants” that were built with “no planning.” The scathing report offered at a public hearing confirms what The Associated Press reported several months after the games ended. Many of the venues are empty, boarded up, and have no tenants or income with the maintenance costs…

Tuesday’s Sports in Brief – News & Observer

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

OLYMPICS RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A federal prosecutor looking into last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics says that many of the venues “are white elephants” that were built with “no planning.” The scathing report offered at a public hearing confirms what The Associated Press reported several months after the games ended. Many of the venues are empty, boarded up, and have no tenants or income with the maintenance costs…

Inside Sports Illustrated’s search for their next swimsuit star | New … – New York Post

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

When Tabria Majors stepped onto the Brooklyn set of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s open casting call, the southern belle wasn’t fulfilling a lifelong dream. “I didn’t even think that it was possible for me to be honest,” the 27-year-old co-host of “The Thick” podcast shared Friday with The Post. “I never considered modeling as a career, ever. I just didn’t think that was ever for me, but I was scouted on…

Sports TV listings for Wednesday May 24 – Roanoke Times

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

AUTO RACING 5:30 p.m.: NBC Sports Network, “NASCAR America,” announcement of new NASCAR Hall of Fame class, at Charlotte, N.C. COLLEGE BASEBALL 10:30 a.m.: SEC Network, Southeastern Conference tournament, second round, at Hoover, Ala. 11 a.m.: CSN, ACC tournament, pool play, Notre Dame vs. Florida State, at Louisville 1:30 p.m.: SEC Network, Southeastern Conference tournament, second round, at Hoover, Ala. 3 p.m.: CSN, ACC tournament, pool…