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Bank of America 500 moving to Sunday afternoon – Nascar

Friday, April 21, 2017

BUY TICKETS: See the races at Charlotte “Daylight Racing Time” is back for the Bank of America 500 as the race returns to a Sunday afternoon start time in 2017, Charlotte Motor Speedway announced on Thursday. The fourth race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and first race in the Round of 12 will now be held on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. ET with TV coverage…

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…

ESPN jumps at chance to sell baseball showboating lie to kids – New York Post

Friday, April 21, 2017

Even by ESPN’s destructive standards, this was disgusting. Perhaps what made it so ugly is that it wasn’t expected from any of the four. In fact, I still don’t believe they actually believe what they said. I think it was another exercise in bad-is-good pandering. Last season, the Nationals’ Jayson Werth, after hitting a game-ending single, stood on the field and, into a dual TV and field microphone, expressed his…

Trailblazers Series offers validation for girls playing baseball – Washington Times

Friday, April 21, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION: There are places all over America where you have girls who have a passion for the game of baseball and pursue it, often in isolation, considered a novelty. Last weekend in southern California, many of those young girls gathered for an event sponsored by Major League Baseball that validated their passion and told them they weren’t alone. It was only right that Alexandria’s Codi Dudley was part of it….

Ouch! Soph. baseball player in Okla. sets national record for getting hit by pitch – USA TODAY High School Sports

Friday, April 21, 2017

This record has to hurt. At least a little bit. A sophomore baseball player in Oklahoma recently set a national record that would have made early 20th-century major leaguer Hughie Jennings proud. Inola (Okla.) baseball player Jordan Spurlock has been hit by a pitch to reach first base 30 times this season. 30 times! As the Tulsa World reports, that number is believed to be a national record. Per the…

Larry McCann out as Esperanza baseball coach – OCRegister

Friday, April 21, 2017

Larry McCann said Thursday he has been replaced as the baseball coach at Esperanza. McCann said that during a meeting Esperanza’s administration gave him a choice to resign or be fired. McCann said he took neither option and exited the meeting. “I guess I was fired,” McCann said. Esperanza athletic director Matt Slevcove did not reply to a request for comment. McCann said Jimmy Valverde was promoted from frosh-soph coach…

A Creative Theater Production Knits Baseball and Politics – Hardball Times

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Victor Castillo is torn in the stage play Safe at Home. (via Rich Ryan/Mixed Blood Theatre) One of the greatest cons the American baseball institution has pulled on this country is the idea that sports and politics are separate fields, never to be intertwined. Safe at Home, the latest sports production from Minneapolis’s Mixed Blood Theatre, refuses to abide by that separation from the get-go. Safe at Home is a…

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

Thursday, April 20, 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…

What is the best offense in college baseball? – NCAA.com

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Nearing the end of the regular season, the best teams in baseball have risen above the pack. But what about the best bats in baseball? We took a look at the stats so far to see which teams have the best offenses in the nation. No, they might not be the top-ranked teams in the country, but as they say, the best offense is a good offense. Or…

Renault’s F1 car of future is fascinating but the sport must be competitive – The Guardian (blog)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Change is coming to Formula One and the sport, which has evolved in an awkward, disjointed and unsatisfactory fashion in recent years, badly needs to get it right. In the short term the new 2017 regulations seem to have at least worked in the sense of having two teams – Mercedes and Ferrari – competing at the front, with a good chance Red Bull will be joining them as the…

Sports Illustrated "What If" covers – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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The 13 greatest first-round upsets in sports history – FOXSports.com

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The San Jose Sharks were in their third year of existence and making their playoff debut after a sub-.500 season. All that waited was the mighty, 100-point Red Wings. The Sharks had gone 11-71-2 in the previous season. Easy, right? Somehow the Sharks came through to win in seven. That game was their second road victory of the series, something that would have been unthinkable as recently as eight…

Washington celebrates another DC sports trifecta – Washington Post

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Detroit sports radio host Terry Foster retires from 97.1 The Ticket – Detroit Free Press

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Terry Foster.(Photo: Courtesy of Freep/News “Double Coverage”) Terry Foster – the longtime co-host of the popular “Valenti and Foster” show on 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM) – has retired from the station, effective immediately. “I am retiring from sports radio, but I am not retiring from life,” Foster said, according to CBS Detroit. “It is time for me to move on to a more low-key career.” In a blog on CBSDetroit.com posted…

The Death, and Life, of a Hockey Program – The Players Tribune

Thursday, April 20, 2017

On March 29, I sat in the stands and watched a hockey team I loved skate for the final time. I had already played my last game for North Dakota a few weeks before. I was at our arena, the Ralph, to work out in the weight room with a few other graduating seniors. Down on the ice, the girls were already starting their preparations for next season. We knew…

Study shows that cycling to work could cut risk of cancer by 45 percent – CNBC

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Granted UK asylum after 2012 Olympics, Somalian to run again – Fox News

Thursday, April 20, 2017

LONDON –  Glancing at the Olympic Stadium for the first time in five years, Zamzam Farah’s troubles momentarily wash away and she fondly reminisces about competing in the London Games. “It was overwhelming,” the Somalian runner says. “It wasn’t like anything I had experienced before. The whole world was coming together.” The London Olympics felt like a sanctuary from the suffering in Mogadishu, from the violent threats that…

Bank of America 500 moves to Sunday; NBC to televise – Nascar

Thursday, April 20, 2017

BUY TICKETS: See the races at Charlotte “Daylight Racing Time” is back for the Bank of America 500 as the race returns to a Sunday afternoon start time in 2017, Charlotte Motor Speedway announced on Thursday. The fourth race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and first race in the Round of 12 will now be held on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. ET with TV coverage…

Renault’s F1 car of future is fascinating but the sport must be competitive – The Guardian (blog)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Change is coming to Formula One and the sport, which has evolved in an awkward, disjointed and unsatisfactory fashion in recent years, badly needs to get it right. In the short term the new 2017 regulations seem to have at least worked in the sense of having two teams – Mercedes and Ferrari – competing at the front, with a good chance Red Bull will be joining them as the…

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

Thursday, April 20, 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…