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US soccer gets a boost from blossoming second-tier squads in the USL – CNBC

Monday, May 29, 2017

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NASCAR Drive for Diversity: Pit crew combine teaches, trains athletes – Nascar

Monday, May 29, 2017

RELATED: NASCAR holds pit crew combine | Learn about the Drive for Diversity program CONCORD, N.C. — The pit guns are buzzing. Lug nuts are flying off tires. There’s chatter and instruction back and forth. Encouragement, competitive banter. It’s a money stop taking place not on pit road in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event, but in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity National Pit Crew Development Combine Presented by…

Bruce Arena sets US soccer roster for World Cup qualifiers – Washington Post

Monday, May 29, 2017

Bruce Arena’s U.S. squad will face Trinidad and Tobago on June 8 outside of Denver and Mexico on June 11 in Mexico City. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press) In Bruce Arena’s first gathering of the U.S. men’s national soccer team this winter, every candidate from Europe and most from Mexico were not available because of club commitments. When he summoned a couple dozen for two 2018 World Cup qualifiers in March,…

Soderbergh says filming ‘Logan Lucky’ made him a NASCAR fan – Hawaii News Now

Monday, May 29, 2017

By STEVE REEDAP Sports Writer CONCORD, N.C. (AP) – Steven Soderbergh was never a big NASCAR fan despite growing up in the South. But the Academy Award winning director has become one after working on his new film “Logan Lucky,” depicting a theoretical heist at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Coca-Cola 600. “NASCAR was kind of mystery to me,” Soderbergh said in an interview with The Associated Press on Sunday…

Kyle Larson on Indy 500 possibility: ‘I will someday’ – Nascar

Monday, May 29, 2017

The Sunday of Memorial Day weekend is Christmas Day for racing fans around the world, with a tripleheader of prestigious events capped off by the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The night cap precedes Formula 1’s race in Monaco, with the IndyCar Series’ Indianapolis 500 sandwiched in the middle. Monster Energy Series points leader Kyle Larson has plenty of stock car experience and a reputation…

NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Combine provides training ground for next wave of talent – Nascar

Sunday, May 28, 2017

RELATED: NASCAR holds pit crew combine | Learn about the Drive for Diversity program CONCORD, N.C. — The pit guns are buzzing. Lug nuts are flying off tires. There’s chatter and instruction back and forth. Encouragement, competitive banter. It’s a money stop taking place not on pit road in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event, but in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity National Pit Crew Development Combine Presented by…

NASCAR community react to Scott Dixon’s horrifying Indy 500 crash – FOXSports.com

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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NASCAR trying to increase passing for Coca-Cola 600 – The Missoulian

Sunday, May 28, 2017

CONCORD, N.C. — NASCAR is trying to inject some excitement into Charlotte Motor Speedway, where recent races have been relatively predictable, even dull: When a lead car breaks free from the pack, it’s been nearly impossible to catch.

President of Belarus has no love for ‘absolutely spineless’ national hockey team – Washington Post

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is not a fan of his country’s hockey team right now. (Dmitry Brushko/Associated Press) Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t the only Eastern European authoritarian leader who plays hockey. So does Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. But unlike Putin, who once gave the entire Russian national hockey team luxury vehicles for winning the world championships, Lukashenko has no love for Team Belarus. During a meeting this week that…

NASCAR, Reed Sorenson honor NC soldier killed in Afghanistan … – Charlotte Observer

Sunday, May 28, 2017

On Feb. 11, Christopher Barton’s memorial Facebook page was flooded with pictures of strawberry cupcakes with chocolate icing. A communal birthday present, if you will. They were always his favorite, simple and sweet. It’s a small way for his closest friends to remember the Harrisburg native, who died in Afghanistan on May 24, 2010. And in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, driver Reed Sorenson will remember Barton a…

NASCAR race day weather Coca-Cola 600: Scattered chance of showers and storms – SB Nation

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Forecasting for the NASCAR Monster Energy Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway is a challenge. There seems to always be a threat of rain Memorial Day weekend. Even more complicated is when the storms are scattered in nature. What does that mean? Predicting how scattered the storms will be is challenging. It can be like dropping marbles onto a checkered floor and trying to predict on which square each marble…

After Rio Olympics, Gutted Venues, Broken Promises – NPR

Sunday, May 28, 2017

David Wallechinsky, president of the International Society of Olympic Historians, tells NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro that the Rio Olympics wasted money and were plagued by corruption.

NASCAR driver Reed Sorenson honors soldier whose story will never die – Charlotte Observer

Sunday, May 28, 2017

On Feb. 11, Christopher Barton’s memorial Facebook page was flooded with pictures of strawberry cupcakes with chocolate icing. A communal birthday present, if you will. They were always his favorite, simple and sweet. It’s a small way for his closest friends to remember the Harrisburg native, who died in Afghanistan on May 24, 2010. And in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, driver Reed Sorenson will remember Barton a…

NASCAR: Here’s how Ryan Blaney edged Kevin Harvick for his first win at Charlotte – Charlotte Observer

Saturday, May 27, 2017

In a restart-riddled race with 12 cautions and 12 lead changes, Ryan Blaney took advantage of a late restart to take the checkered flag in the Hisense 4K TV 300 for his first Xfinity Series win since 2015. The High Point native started in third but didn’t see clean air until lap 53, when he took the lead from fifth-place finisher Denny Hamlin. But Blaney finished with 107 laps led…

NASCAR at Charlotte 2017: Start Time, Ticket Info, Lineup, TV Schedule and More – Bleacher Report

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Jerry Markland/Getty Images After a brief hiatus, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns on Sunday for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The sport’s biggest names took the track May 20, though the leaderboard didn’t change as Clint Bowyer took a checkered flag in the Monster Energy Open and Kyle Busch did the same at the All-Star race in Charlotte, reeling in a $1 million prize in the process….

President Of Belarus Calls National Hockey Team "Absolutely Spineless" For Missing World Championship Playoffs – Deadspin

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Photo Credit: Dmitry Brushko/AP Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, wasn’t happy with the national hockey team’s performance in the recent world championships. He has no qualms about letting people know that. In a session specially held to discuss the development of ice hockey in the country—which is definitely not just because Lukashenko is personally a huge hockey fan, his press team specifically notes in the write-up on the presidential…

Texas loading up to poach two of NASCAR’s biggest events, including the All-Star Race – Charlotte Observer

Saturday, May 27, 2017

If NASCAR decides to move the annual All-Star Race from the Charlotte area, Texas Motor Speedway would get money to offer a hefty financial incentive under legislature passed Thursday night, the Associated Press and Austin-American Statesman reported. The bill would let the Fort Worth, Texas track use potentially tens of millions of dollars from the state’s Major Events Reimbursement Program to pursue the All-Star Race, now held at Charlotte Motor…

Lingering effects of Aric Almirola violent crash at Kansas Speedway … – ESPN

Saturday, May 27, 2017

3:09 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CONCORD, N.C. — Drivers certainly don’t like to see a back injury, but with the violent nature of the Aric Almirola crash two weeks ago that broke Almirola’s back, there is no groundswell for changes to the cars, nor to the safety systems. Bryan Clauson’s legacy, inspiration lives on through organ donations Bryan Clauson’s death after a race accident…

Aric Almirola’s violent crash has drivers on alert, but not surprised – ESPN

Saturday, May 27, 2017

3:09 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CONCORD, N.C. — Drivers certainly don’t like to see a back injury, but with the violent nature of the Aric Almirola crash two weeks ago that broke Almirola’s back, there is no groundswell for changes to the cars, nor to the safety systems. Bryan Clauson’s legacy, inspiration lives on through organ donations Bryan Clauson’s death after a race accident…

Texas loading up to poach two of NASCAR’s biggest events, including the All-Star Race – Charlotte Observer

Saturday, May 27, 2017

If NASCAR decides to move the annual All-Star Race from the Charlotte area, Texas Motor Speedway would get money to offer a hefty financial incentive under legislature passed Thursday night, the Associated Press and Austin-American Statesman reported. The bill would let the Fort Worth, Texas track use potentially tens of millions of dollars from the state’s Major Events Reimbursement Program to pursue the All-Star Race, now held at Charlotte Motor…