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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 bettor ‘Vegas Dave’ arraigned, arrested – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Legal troubles are mounting for prominent sports bettor David Oancea, who is better known in gaming circles as Vegas Dave. The professional gambler, who won fame and fortune by promoting his ability to win big on long-shot bets, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he used other people’s Social Security numbers to open player accounts at area casinos. Minutes after he was arraigned in federal court in Las Vegas,…

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…

The Joy of Six: happy endings in sport – The Guardian (blog)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

1) Hussain bows out with match-winning hundred The decision had already been made when Nasser Hussain went out for his final Test innings. An international career that spanned 14 years had seen him become perhaps the pivotal figure in the last few decades of English cricket. It was Hussain’s brilliant captaincy that had pulled England up from the nadir of being ranked last in the world and laid the groundwork…

Computer games to become medal sport at Asian Games – The Register

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Gold medals will be awarded to players of computer games at the 2022 Asian Games. The games are run under the auspices of the Olympic Council of Asia and, like the Olympics, offer a two-week orgy of sport. Most of the events at the Asian Games are familiar sports like track and field, aquatics, cycling and sailing, but the event also includes some distinctly Asian events like Kabbadi, Sepak takraw…

Sports bettor ‘Vegas Dave’ arraigned, arrested – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Legal troubles are mounting for prominent sports bettor David Oancea, who is better known in gaming circles as Vegas Dave. The professional gambler, who won fame and fortune by promoting his ability to win big on long-shot bets, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he used other people’s Social Security numbers to open player accounts at area casinos. Minutes after he was arraigned in federal court in Las Vegas,…

ESPN VP rips Fox Sports 1 head for ‘cheap shot’ about ‘SportsCenter’ audience drop – Sporting News

Thursday, April 20, 2017

DANA POINT, Calif. — The tension between ESPN and rival Fox Sports 1 is starting to resemble the old late-night TV wars. There was a flare-up Wednesday at the CAA World Congress of Sports, with ESPN executive Burke Magnus accusing FS1 boss Jamie Horowitz of taking “cheap shots” at the Worldwide Leader in Sports.  Things got testy in the morning when Magnus, ESPN’s executive vice president of programming, was asked about Horowitz’s observation that ESPN…

Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease, says study – BBC News

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Want to live longer? Reduce your risk of cancer? And heart disease? Then cycle to work, say scientists. The biggest study into the issue linked using two wheels with a halving of the risk of cancer and heart disease. The five-year study of 250,000 UK commuters also showed walking had some benefits over sitting on public transport or taking the car. The team in Glasgow said…

St. Cloud to host 12th annual Hockey Day Minnesota – FOXSports.com

Thursday, April 20, 2017

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild, along with FOX Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, announced Wednesday that the city of St. Cloud will host the 12th annual Wells Fargo Hockey Day Minnesota 2018. The outdoor games will be played on a rink located at Eastman Park adjacent to Lake George in St. Cloud. Details were announced as part of “Wild Live” on FOX Sports North. Host Tom Hanneman was…

Sports bettor ‘Vegas Dave’ arraigned, arrested – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Legal troubles are mounting for prominent sports bettor David Oancea, who is better known in gaming circles as Vegas Dave. The professional gambler, who won fame and fortune by promoting his ability to win big on long-shot bets, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he used other people’s Social Security numbers to open player accounts at area casinos. Minutes after he was arraigned in federal court in Las Vegas,…

Serena Williams: World number two’s pregnancy is confirmed – BBC Sport

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Serena Williams beat her sister Venus in the final to win the Australian Open in January World number two Serena Williams is pregnant and due in the autumn, her representative has confirmed. The 35-year-old had earlier posted a picture of herself on Snapchat posing in a mirror with the message: “20 weeks”, before deleting the post. The American, who won an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam in Australia around 12…

Brazilian football team Sport Recife celebrate winning the league title … 30 years after finishing top of the table – The Independent

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Brazil’s Supreme Court has decided that northeastern club Sport were the rightful winners of the 1987 Brazilian league on Tuesday, bringing an end to a 30-year battle with rivals Flamengo. A financial dispute at the time led to two leagues running concurrently, with Recife side Sport winning one and Rio giants Flamengo winning the other. Although the Brazilian football federation sanctioned the breakaway league they decided it should run alongside…

Phil Simms to join CBS’s The NFL Today studio show as analyst this fall – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Network sports television jobs are not easy to come by—especially those in connection with the NFL—and rare is the commentator who decides to walk away from his employer, even if he or she has been downgraded on the roster. Since CBS announced earlier this month that former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo would replace Phil Simms as the network’s lead NFL game analyst beginning with the 2017-18 NFL season, the…

Sport-related concussions more common in high school girls – Reuters

Thursday, April 20, 2017

(Reuters Health) – In high school sports played by both girls and boys, girls are about 50 percent more likely to get a concussion, according to a recent U.S. study. The reasons may have to do with physical or equipment differences and how often girls and boys report concussions they experience, but the result indicates a need for more research and better prevention strategies, researchers say. “Parents and athletes alike…

Cycling to work could help you live longer and greatly reduces the chance of developing cancer, study reveals – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Dr Jason Gill, from the institute of cardiovascular and medical sciences at Glasgow University, said the government must do more to make cycling safer and more popular. “Cycling all or part of the way to work was associated with substantially lower risk of adverse health outcomes.   “If these associations are causal, these findings suggest that policies designed to make it easier for people to commute by bike, such as…

NASCAR Artist Sam Bass to sell collection at bankruptcy-ordered auction – Autoweek

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Over 250 pieces of original NASCAR art, including 85 autographed pieces of sheetmetal, by Sam Bass will be sold at an auction as part of a court-ordered bankruptcy sale. The auction will take place on May 3 at 10 a.m. ET at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center in Concord, North Carolina. Bidding will also take place over the internet, with pre-bidding opening up on April 25. Iron Horse…

Kenseth: If Tom Brady can win Super Bowls at 40, I can drive fulltime at 45 – Nascar

Thursday, April 20, 2017

BUY TICKETS: See the races at BristolRELATED: Kenseth, JGR nab new sponsor in Circle K CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Matt Kenseth Retirement Tour hit a major snag Wednesday when the 2003 NASCAR champion showed up to help announce a new primary sponsor for his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Kenseth, the 2003 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, will be supported in a primary role by the convenience store…

The Undefeated Wants Another Campanis Racism Moment for Baseball – NewsBusters (blog)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Left-stream writers love to criticize conservatives as people who are stuck in the past. But truth be known, they are mired in yesteryear as it relates to race. One of their pet narratives is to claim we are as racist a nation today as we were in the long ago past. They’re doing it again now in conjunction with the recent start of the major-league baseball season and baseball’s annual…

Ranking the top NASCAR team owners by age – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Owning a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race team is not a young man’s game. In fact, by the end of the year, there will be as many owners who are at least 80 years old than there will be owners who are younger than 60. Here are the ages of the primary team owners of the top 25 Cup teams in points.

Matt Kenseth, JGR welcome new sponsor in Circle K – Nascar

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

RELATED: Kenseth’s career stats Matt Kenseth and Joe Gibbs Racing welcomed new primary sponsor Circle K to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Wednesday afternoon in an unveiling at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina.   Circle K will be the primary sponsor for six races on the No. 20 Toyota Camry in the sport’s top series, starting with next weekend’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond…