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Baseball-loving brothers, now in 90s, were indispensable to Cubs, Dodgers for decades – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

They worked in Major League Baseball clubhouses for decades, ordering bats and washing uniforms. One brother toiled for the Cubs, a white floppy fishing hat perched atop his head. The other brother labored on the West Coast with the Dodgers, where he befriended Sandy Koufax. After enduring more than a year in an internment camp for the Japanese during World War II, the brothers emerged to become an integral part…

The Polestar 1 is a 600-horsepower hybrid sports coupe from Volvo – The Verge

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

While Volvo has taken several steps in recent years to reinvent itself as an upscale and technological automaker, its newly created Polestar brand is about to show off how performance and electrification will work together in the future. The Polestar 1, shown Tuesday at an event in Shanghai, will go on sale in mid-2019 as a limited production sports coupe that will be the first of three new cars dedicated…

Is your hobby a sport, a game, or something else? Take the quiz – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

For years, pole dancing suffered by association. An athletic pursuit that sees dancers spin, jump and slide, the medium was grounded by its tawdry connotations: of late nights, dark rooms, and risqué moves for a paying clientele. That now looks set to change, after the Global Association of International Sports Federation recognised pole dancing as an official sport.  The move marks an historic moment in the professional life of Katie Coates, 41, from…

Gran Turismo Sport is extremely limited in offline mode – Ars Technica

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

reader comments 26 On Tuesday, October 17, the long-awaited Gran Turismo Sport arrives for the Playstation 4. This seventh installment of one of the world’s best-selling games franchises introduces a number of updates designed for high-end TVs, virtual reality, and e-sports enthusiasts. Although we’ve had a copy for a few days now, you’ll have to wait a few more days to read a proper review. In large part, that’s because Sony’s Gran Turismo…

NASCAR official explains penalty on No. 48 team at Talladega – Nascar

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Elton Sawyer, NASCAR’s Vice President, Officiating and Technical Inspection, appeared on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Monday morning and explained why the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team was penalized toward the end of Sunday’s Alabama 500. During the red-flag period, NASCAR ended Johnson’s day when it was deemed that his crew was working on the car while the red flag was displayed. In a post-race interview with NBC, Johnson said he…

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Amy expecting first child | NASCAR.com – Nascar

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

PHOTOS: Dale and Amy through the years Dale Earnhardt Jr. has told us how much he wants to start a family, and he and Amy shared the good news with NASCAR fans Monday that they are expecting a little girl.   Excited to share the wonderful news that @mrsamyearnhardt and I are expecting our first child. A little girl!!!! We are both thrilled and can’t wait to meet her. A…

Aaron Judge, Todd Frazier Power Yankees to Pivotal Game 3 Win Over Astros – Sports Illustrated

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Following a couple frustrating 2-1 losses to begin the ALCS, the Yankees snagged a much-needed 8-1 win over the Astros in Game 3. Their series deficit is now cut in half before Tuesday night’s Game 4. A few quick thoughts off Monday night’s game: 1. HERE COMES THE JUDGE: It’s hard for any one player to own a lopsided victory, but Aaron Judge did on Monday night. In the top…

Shannon Sharpe: We all believe Kap has been whiteballed – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

– Unless there’s email, a paper trail, maybe you have someone that was close to an owner and he overheard conversation. I just don’t know how you’d prove this. We all believe it, Skip, that Colin Kaepernick has been whiteballed. That because of his stance that he took against social injustice and police brutality against unarmed people of color, we believe that is being held against him. But it doesn’t…

What’s on TV: ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Gran Turismo Sport,’ NBA – Engadget

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The fall TV heavyweights are back, and this week that includes AMC’s The Walking Dead, returning for season number eight. Sports fans can get ready for NBA action, while gamers can finally get a fresh taste of Gran Turismo. South Park’s long-awaited game is finally arriving as well, while Spider-Man Homecoming tops the 4K Blu-ray list and Netflix premieres season two of Miranda Sings’ Haters Back Off. Look after the…

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Amy expecting first child – Nascar

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

PHOTOS: Dale and Amy through the years Dale Earnhardt Jr. has told us how much he wants to start a family, and he and Amy shared the good news with NASCAR fans Monday that they are expecting a little girl.   Excited to share the wonderful news that @mrsamyearnhardt and I are expecting our first child. A little girl!!!! We are both thrilled and can’t wait to meet her. A…

Playoff Baseball Tonight! – The New Yorker

Monday, October 16, 2017

Baseball tonight—the Houston Astros and the Yankees, up at the Stadium—and grab it if you can. This is the best part of the baseball year, the mid-series three games of the four-out-of-seven League Championships, when the batters will be facing the other guys’ mid-level starters and have already seen their bullpens. The Astros took the first two games by identical 2–1 scores, but these Yankees, as we know, persevere when…

Is watching sport as good as playing it? – The Guardian

Monday, October 16, 2017

I haven’t been to the gym for two weeks, but it’s fine: I just need to watch sport on television. A study from the University of Montreal has found that watching ice hockey substantially increases your heart rate. For television-watchers, the increase was an average 75%, while for those watching live it rose by 110%. This is equivalent, say the researchers, to moderate and vigorous exercise respectively. Heart rates were…

NASCAR Cup Series | Results & 3 takeaways from Sunday’s Alabama 500 race at Talladega – Charlotte Observer

Monday, October 16, 2017

Brad Keselowski survived multiple crashes at Talladega to win his first playoff race and advance to the Round of Eight, but there are other implications from the race as well. Here are the three biggest takeaways from Sunday’s Alabama 500 race: 1. Talladega lived up to its reputation, and then some There’s a reason talk about “The Big One” comes up often at Talladega Superspeedway, and that’s obvious after Sunday….

Talladega NASCAR Race Has Now Stopped Three Times In 28 … – Jalopnik

Monday, October 16, 2017

GIF via NBC Sports It’s official: Talladega’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race is insane this year after a relatively tame start. A third red flag of the night came out after Chase Elliott tried to take advantage of a hole that quickly disappeared at the front of the field, making a big ol’ mess. Playoff contenders’ current standings in the race. Note the number of drivers who’ve retired. Daniel Suarez,…

Colin Kaepernick files collusion grievance against NFL owners – CBSSports.com

Monday, October 16, 2017

There are many people who believe Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed and apparently one of those people is Kaepernick himself, as the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who has remained unemployed for months, is pursuing his options to file a grievance against the NFL owners, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports.  The obvious gist of this grievance would be that Kaepernick has been unemployed not because of his…

TV Ratings Continue to Plummet for Sport That Once Epitomized Middle American Values – Slate Magazine (blog)

Monday, October 16, 2017

I’m talking, of course, about NASCAR, the sport that’s been hemorrhaging viewers from its predominately white audience for years amid the trend toward cord-cutting and complaints about constant commercial breaks.

NFL games today, Week 6 scores, schedule, updates: Chargers win another close game – CBSSports.com

Monday, October 16, 2017

NFL Week  6 is underway. To keep tabs on some of the choicest highlights and other big news throughout Sunday, keep it here for updates. But first the schedule.   Thursday Philadelphia Eagles 28, Carolina Panthers 23 (Takeaways) Sunday Chicago Bears  27,  Baltimore Ravens  24 in OT (Recap) Houston Texans  33,  Cleveland Browns  17 (Recap)  New Orleans Saints  52, Detroit Lions 38 (Recap)  Minnesota Vikings  23, Green Bay Packers  10…

Aaron Rodgers ‘could miss the rest of the season’ after breaking collarbone – CBSSports.com

Monday, October 16, 2017

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers could miss the rest of the 2017 season after suffering a serious injury against the Vikings on Sunday. Rodgers left the game in the first quarter and was later diagnosed with a broken collarbone. Although the Packers haven’t given a possible recovery timeline for Rodgers, the team did announce that he could potentially miss the rest of the year. This is the second time in his career that…

‘Big One’ collects half the NASCAR Playoffs field late at Talladega – Nascar

Sunday, October 15, 2017

RELATED: Results | Updated standings The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs standings got quite the shake-up when the “Big One” hit with 17 laps to go Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. Sixteen cars were collected in a wreck that involved six of the 12 remaining NASCAR Playoffs contenders. The wreck on Lap 171 saw the No. 38 Ford of David Ragan spin while in traffic, causing significant damage to the…

Talladega NASCAR Race Has Now Stopped Three Times In 28 Laps For Big Crashes – Jalopnik

Sunday, October 15, 2017

GIF via NBC Sports It’s official: Talladega’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race is insane this year after a relatively tame start. A third red flag of the night came out after Chase Elliott tried to take advantage of a hole that quickly disappeared at the front of the field, making a big ol’ mess. Playoff contenders’ current standings in the race. Note the number of drivers who’ve retired. Daniel Suarez,…