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In NASCAR, It’ll Cost $25,000 If The Faux Camera Setup In Your Car … – Jalopnik

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Sometimes, the lesser known racing rules are some of the best. Everyone knows drivers can’t pass for position below the yellow line at Daytona and Talladega in a NASCAR race, but you can bet most people don’t know it’s a $25,000 fine if a “simulated weight” to replace an in-car television camera isn’t heavy enough. The rule is almost funny to think about at…

South Korea’s Winter Olympics sets off some jitters with just 100 … – Washington Post

Thursday, November 02, 2017

HOENGGYE, South Korea — This once-sleepy village is buzzing with activity. With less than 100 days until South Korea’s PyeongChang Winter Olympics are due to start, the builders are in the final sprint. Nearby, the Olympic Stadium is nearing completion. Roads are being widened to deal with the expected surge in visitors, while landscapers plant flowers and trees along the sidewalks in a traditionally rustic area. In a new building…

As dangerous as football? Girls’ soccer confronts concussion issue … – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Thursday, November 02, 2017

McKenzie Gregoire suffered so many concussions playing soccer, doctors made her quit. She spent her senior season as Shakopee’s team manager. Sara Johnson’s first soccer concussion came in eighth grade. Four years later, she suffered another one playing for Fridley, forcing her out of the game she loves. Haley Ramberg blacked out from a soccer concussion two years ago for Blaine. She missed one month of school as her head…

In NASCAR, It’ll Cost $25,000 If The Faux Camera Setup In Your Car … – Jalopnik

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Sometimes, the lesser known racing rules are some of the best. Everyone knows drivers can’t pass for position below the yellow line at Daytona and Talladega in a NASCAR race, but you can bet most people don’t know it’s a $25,000 fine if a “simulated weight” to replace an in-car television camera isn’t heavy enough. The rule is almost funny to think about at…

No. 14 Monster Energy Series team gets L1-level penalty post-Martinsville – Nascar

Thursday, November 02, 2017

RELATED: Full Martinsville race results NASCAR competition officials announced penalties Wednesday from last weekend’s events at Martinsville Speedway, including an L1-level infraction for the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 14 team for driver Clint Bowyer. Race officials determined that the SHR No. 14 Ford team was in violation of Section 20.18.5.2 in the NASCAR Rule Book, a section that relates to the TV video package. If teams are not carrying an in-car…

NASCAR Mailbag – Silly Season update and the next step for Cup cars – Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Our team of experts answer questions from fans regarding the future of Carl Edwards and the evolution of the Generation 6 cars in this week’s NASCAR Mailbag. Will Carl Edwards return to racing next season? I talked to someone at Sonoma Raceway, and said that they hoped Edwards returned to racing there soon! I hope he returns, and also are you expecting Kenseth, Patrick, and Busch to have…

Want to See Some Curling? Ticket Sales Tepid for Pyeongchang Olympics – New York Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Of course, the Olympics are a TV spectacle above all else, so if the ratings are high most officials will be satisfied. The broadcasters who pay dearly for the rights to show the Games can deftly minimize the glare of empty seats. Still, if a host spends billions of dollars to stage the three-week sporting extravaganza and few people show up it is a bad look. Photo Organizers of the…

In Praise of Soccer’s Jack-of-All-Trades, Now Making a Comeback – New York Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Almost every team, though, saw the value of a player like that, a squad member capable of adapting to any and every position. They had their own place in soccer’s lexicon: the prosaic “utility player” in English, and the more poetic tuttofare (“does everything”) in Italian, or todoterreno (“all terrain”) in Spanish. Photo On a 1990s Barcelona team filled with stars, Manager Bobby Robson reserved special praise for Luis Enrique,…

Para-swimmers are ‘exaggerating their disability’, MPs told – The Guardian

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The crisis facing the Paralympic movement over alleged abuse of the classification system deepened on Wednesday after claims swimmers are deliberately exaggerating their disability in order to win more medals. Mark Hanson, whose daughter Levana is a swimmer, claimed one father bought a wheelchair on eBay so his child, who Hanson claimed had always walked unaided, could hoodwink classifiers into thinking the swimmer had a more severe disability. Tanni Grey-Thompson…

Meet Some of the Team USA Athletes Preparing for the Winter Olympics – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

With 100 days until the 23rd Olympic Winter Games kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea, it’s time to meet a few of the top medal contenders. With the Opening Ceremony on Feb. 9, athletes from around the world will compete for at least one of the 102 gold medals up for grabs in 15 sports, including alpine skiing, curling, figure skating and speed skating. The PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games will…

In Praise of Soccer’s Jack-of-All-Trades, Now Making a Comeback – New York Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Almost every team, though, saw the value of a player like that, a squad member capable of adapting to any and every position. They had their own place in soccer’s lexicon: the prosaic “utility player” in English, and the more poetic tuttofare (“does everything”) in Italian, or todoterreno (“all terrain”) in Spanish. Photo On a 1990s Barcelona team filled with stars, Manager Bobby Robson reserved special praise for Luis Enrique,…

As racing budgets shrink, teams look for ways to stay competitive – ESPN

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

8:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Ask folks in the industry about teams trying to save money in racing, and the responses range from eyebrows raised with rolled eyes to nervous laughter. The honest truth: Teams will spend all the money they can get their hands on through winnings and sponsorship. For teams to save money, the owners have to show self-control. Or they cut…

Darian Grubb named crew chief for William Byron; Hendrick’s ’18 lineup set – Nascar

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Veteran crew chief Darian Grubb will remain on the pit box full time in 2018. Hendrick Motorsports announced Wednesday Grubb will serve as crew chief for William Byron and the No. 24 team beginning next year, which completes the 2018 lineup for the four-car operation. Grubb currently is crew chief of Kasey Kahne’s No. 5 team, a position he has held since Sept. 18, 2017, when he took over for…

Here’s What Happened at the First-Ever Winter Olympics – TIME

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Before multiple cameras filmed skiers flying through the sky at enormous heights and snowboarders flipping in the air, Nordic skier Thorleif Haugh sped down the slopes and earned three gold medals. That was in 1924, at the first official Winter Olympic games in Chamonix, France, where 16 countries gathered to compete in sports like figure skating, speed skating, hockey, curling and more. While that was nearly a century ago, the…

In Praise of Soccer’s Jack-of-All-Trades, Now Making a Comeback – New York Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Almost every team, though, saw the value of a player like that, a squad member capable of adapting to any and every position. They had their own place in soccer’s lexicon: the prosaic “utility player” in English, and the more poetic tuttofare (“does everything”) in Italian, or todoterreno (“all terrain”) in Spanish. Photo On a 1990s Barcelona team filled with stars, Manager Bobby Robson reserved special praise for Luis Enrique,…

Pyeongchang 2018 can be our best ever Winter Olympics, say Team GB – The Guardian

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Team GB officials say they are “bullish” that next year’s Winter Olympics will be the most successful in their history – and have identified 10 to 12 realistic medal prospects. With only 101 days to go before the Games get under way, the British Olympic Association has confirmed it expects to name a 60-strong squad for Pyeongchang and believes it will surpass the four medals the team won in Sochi…

Here’s What Happened at the First-Ever Winter Olympics – TIME

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Before multiple cameras filmed skiers flying through the sky at enormous heights and snowboarders flipping in the air, Nordic skier Thorleif Haugh sped down the slopes and earned three gold medals. That was in 1924, at the first official Winter Olympic games in Chamonix, France, where 16 countries gathered to compete in sports like figure skating, speed skating, hockey, curling and more. While that was nearly a century ago, the…

In Praise of Soccer’s Jack-of-All-Trades, Now Making a Comeback – New York Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Almost every team, though, saw the value of a player like that, a squad member capable of adapting to any and every position. They had their own place in soccer’s lexicon: the prosaic “utility player” in English, and the more poetic tuttofare (“does everything”) in Italian, or todoterreno (“all terrain”) in Spanish. Photo On a 1990s Barcelona team filled with stars, Manager Bobby Robson reserved special praise for Luis Enrique,…

First Winter Olympics: Surprising Facts About the 1924 Games – TIME

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Before multiple cameras filmed skiers flying through the sky at enormous heights and snowboarders flipping in the air, Nordic skier Thorleif Haugh sped down the slopes and earned three gold medals. That was in 1924, at the first official Winter Olympic games in Chamonix, France, where 16 countries gathered to compete in sports like figure skating, speed skating, hockey, curling and more. While that was nearly a century ago, the…

Review: Samsung Gear Sport (2017) | WIRED – WIRED

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

When smartwatches were first teased, companies like Google promised they would unplaster our faces from our ever-present smartphone screens and wisp us into a new age where we could remain connected without feeling addicted. It didn’t happen. They’re good for fitness tracking and feeding smartphone notifications to our wrists, but smartwatches remain more of a computing side dish than a main course. But as side dishes go, the 2017 Samsung…