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Hamilton makes NASCAR history as first black race director – WTAE Pittsburgh

Sunday, March 26, 2017

FONTANA, Calif. — Jusan Hamilton grew up working on cars in his grandfather’s garage, and he has been in love with motorsports ever since. He dreamed of driving all the way from upstate New York’s dirt tracks to the bright lights of NASCAR. When it didn’t work out behind the wheel, he poured himself into a career behind the scenes of racing. Hamilton hit a milestone Saturday when he debuted…

USA Hockey continues attempt to find potential replacement players – ESPN

Sunday, March 26, 2017

With a game against rival Canada in the International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship less than a week away, USA Hockey has widened its net in an attempt to identify potential replacement players for the boycotting senior national team. The sides remain in a dispute over inequitable treatment and fair wages, with the women vowing not to play until it is settled. USA Hockey has now reached out to…

Hamilton makes NASCAR history as first black race director – WYFF Greenville

Sunday, March 26, 2017

FONTANA, Calif. — Jusan Hamilton grew up working on cars in his grandfather’s garage, and he has been in love with motorsports ever since. He dreamed of driving all the way from upstate New York’s dirt tracks to the bright lights of NASCAR. When it didn’t work out behind the wheel, he poured himself into a career behind the scenes of racing. Hamilton hit a milestone Saturday when he debuted…

Where’s the line you can’t cross in NASCAR? – ESPN

Sunday, March 26, 2017

11:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — Austin Dillon tried to joke a little about what he would do if he found himself feeling the anger he felt last Saturday. What he won’t do is drive into another car under caution, as he did in squeezing Cole Custer into the wall at fairly slow speed a week ago at Phoenix Raceway. NASCAR technically…

NASCAR goes Hollywood with young drivers leading the way – The Oakland Press

Sunday, March 26, 2017

FONTANA, Calif. >> Ryan Blaney already had his Hollywood moment earlier in the week when he got a photo with actress Daisy Ridley at a Lakers game. “She had no idea who I was,” Blaney said with a grin. “I wasn’t going to be like, ‘Hey, I drive race cars.’ You can’t do that. That’s not cool. … We didn’t really…

NASCAR’s biggest stars struggling to stay out of trouble at Auto Club – FOXSports.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The list of names is as staggering as all the things they’ve accomplished in racing: Jimmie Johnson, seven-time champion in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Kyle Busch, the 2015 series champion. Kevin Harvick, the 2014 series champ. Brad Keselowski, winner of the 2012 title. Daytona 500 winner and 2004 champion Kurt Busch. Current points leader Kyle Larson. Rising star Chase Elliott. And that’s only a partial…

Where’s the line you can’t cross in NASCAR? – ESPN

Sunday, March 26, 2017

11:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — Austin Dillon tried to joke a little about what he would do if he found himself feeling the anger he felt last Saturday. What he won’t do is drive into another car under caution, as he did in squeezing Cole Custer into the wall at fairly slow speed a week ago at Phoenix Raceway. NASCAR technically…

NASCAR’s biggest stars struggling to stay out of trouble at Auto Club – FOXSports.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The list of names is as staggering as all the things they’ve accomplished in racing: Jimmie Johnson, seven-time champion in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Kyle Busch, the 2015 series champion. Kevin Harvick, the 2014 series champ. Brad Keselowski, winner of the 2012 title. Daytona 500 winner and 2004 champion Kurt Busch. Current points leader Kyle Larson. Rising star Chase Elliott. And that’s only a partial…

Brennan Poole isn’t down with NASCAR’s fitness craze – FOXSports.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The new thing that’s getting all the social media attention in NASCAR right now is cycling and fitness. Jimmie Johnson leads the movement that gained media attention when he got Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. into spandex riding gear. From there, Dale Jr. got Alex Bowman fitted for a bike and the trend was off. In honor of the fitness movement in NASCAR, @TheBuzzer’s Daryl Motte wanted to see…

Where’s the line you can’t cross in NASCAR? – ESPN

Saturday, March 25, 2017

11:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — Austin Dillon tried to joke a little about what he would do if he found himself feeling the anger he felt last Saturday. What he won’t do is drive into another car under caution, as he did in squeezing Cole Custer into the wall at fairly slow speed a week ago at Phoenix Raceway. NASCAR technically…

NASCAR community wishes Happy Birthday to Danica Patrick, Amy Earnhardt – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 25 is an auspicious day for two of the most influential women in the NASCAR community, as both Danica Patrick, the driver of the No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, and Amy Earnhardt, wife of Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrate birthdays today. There were plenty of good wishes for both to go around on social media Saturday. Here’s a smattering of what folks had to say to Patrick and…

Samuel Hicks Memorial Soccer Clinic – WTAE Pittsburgh

Saturday, March 25, 2017

ALVERTON, Pa. — More than eight years have passed since FBI agent Samuel Hicks, 33, died in the line of duty, shot and killed during a drug raid. On Saturday, his life takes on special meaning for dozens of children on a soccer field. The Samuel Hicks Memorial Fund holds its third annual free soccer clinic at Southmoreland High School in Scottdale. Kids from kindergarten to eighth grade will participate….

US women’s hockey players get support for boycott – Chicago Tribune

Saturday, March 25, 2017

As sports organizations and notable hockey figures express support of the U.S. women’s team, several players say they rejected overtures from USA Hockey to serve as replacements for the upcoming world championships. Two players told The Associated Press on Friday that USA Hockey reached out to them to gauge their interest for the worlds, which begin next week in Plymouth, Michigan. Brittany Ott, a goaltender for the Boston Pride of…

Trinity Hockey Goes For National Title Tonight – Hartford Courant

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Trinity’s path to a possible second men’s hockey national championship in three seasons will be blocked on Saturday by Division III’s top-ranked team. Norwich (26-1-3) is trying to win its fourth national championship. Just after the Bantams defeated St. Norbert 3-2 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium on Friday, the Cadets defeated Adrian 5-4 in overtime after squandering a two-goal lead in the third period. “It doesn’t matter anymore,” Cadets coach…

Brennan Poole isn’t down with NASCAR’s fitness craze – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The new thing that’s getting all the social media attention in NASCAR right now is cycling and fitness. Jimmie Johnson leads the movement that gained media attention when he got Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. into spandex riding gear. From there, Dale Jr. got Alex Bowman fitted for a bike and the trend was off. In honor of the fitness movement in NASCAR, @TheBuzzer’s Daryl Motte wanted to see…

Women’s Team’s Fight Sheds Light on USA Hockey Leadership – New York Times

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Danica Patrick says ‘give me my money back’ as NASCAR doesn’t fine Austin Dillon – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

One of the biggest stories last week at Phoenix Raceway was Austin Dillon and Cole Custer’s battle in the XFINITY Series. Dillon got spun by Custer late in the race and retaliated by forcing Custer into the wall. NASCAR announced that there wouldn’t be any penalties or fines for Dillon after the incident. Danica Patrick weighed in on the lack of a fine to Dillon during media availability on Friday…

Danica Patrick says ‘give me my money back’ as NASCAR doesn’t fine Austin Dillon – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

One of the biggest stories last week at Phoenix Raceway was Austin Dillon and Cole Custer’s battle in the XFINITY Series. Dillon got spun by Custer late in the race and retaliated by forcing Custer into the wall. NASCAR announced that there wouldn’t be any penalties or fines for Dillon after the incident. Danica Patrick weighed in on the lack of a fine to Dillon during media availability on Friday…

Women’s Team’s Fight Sheds Light on USA Hockey Leadership – New York Times

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Memorable moments from Special Olympics World Games – ESPN

Saturday, March 25, 2017

8:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Nearly 2,700 athletes from 105 nations descended upon the Austrian cities of Schladming, Ramsau and Graz to compete in the Special Olympics World Winter Games, which concluded Friday. The athletes, including nearly 200 from the United States, competed in the sports of skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, figure skating, speed skating, floor hockey and floor ball. But they did more than…