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Monday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

PRO FOOTBALL PHOENIX (AP) Invoking his father Al’s name, and copying what the Hall of Fame owner did with the Raiders, Mark Davis is moving the franchise out of Oakland. NFL owners approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. Miami was the lone dissenter. ”My father used to say the greatness of the Raiders is in the future,” Davis said. ”This gives us the…

The west-coast swing wasn’t kind to some of NASCAR’s biggest names – ESPN

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

1:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — #NASCARGoesHome With NASCAR’s three-race trek to the west coast over, NASCAR Cup drivers — not to mention the teams — will enjoy a relatively short trip next weekend to Martinsville Speedway, which is only an hour or two from most of the race shops. There are plenty of drivers who will say “Good riddance” to the…

No Resolution in Pay Dispute Involving US Women’s Hockey Team – New York Times

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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How a Team in Seattle, of All Places, Changed Hockey Forever … – New York Times

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Player of Year Jake Crespi of Brighton nearly quit hockey – Livingston Daily

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Brighton’s Jake Crespi is the Livingston County Player of the Year after winning Mr. Hockey and a state championship. He reflects on his high school career and how he almost quit the sport two years ago. Bill Khan Jake Crespi is Livingston County’s Player of the Year after leading Brighton to the state Division 1 championship.(Photo: Richard Lim/Richard Lim Photography) BRIGHTON — Jake Crespi was almost…

COLUMN: NASCAR off to a fast start, but ratings still sink – Albany Times Union

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Caption Close CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bad news first: The overnight television ratings for NASCAR‘s race in California were down. The ratings were down for Phoenix, Las Vegas and Atlanta, too. Basically, nothing NASCAR does can stop this slide, it seems. So what’s the good news? Well, NASCAR really couldn’t have asked for a better start to its season. Five drivers won the first five races. The lead changed in…

Sports parents: We’re all LaVar Ball – ESPN

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Domonique Foxworth and Will Cain say it’s all an egotistical act for LaVar Ball to say his kids are better set up for success than LeBron James’. NEXT VIDEO Lavar Ball makes Stephen A. apoplectic LaVar Ball’s appearance on First Take brings plenty of fireworks and somehow ends with an invitation for pancakes. As someone immersed in the sports-parenting dynamic, I am fascinated by LaVar Ball. And bemused. And outraged….

CBS Sports, CDW partnership creates an exciting future for sports broadcasting – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

How much and in what ways will technology change sports in the foreseeable future? Those are the questions Ken Aagaard, executive vice president, innovation and new technology at CBS Sports, is tasked with waking up and answering every morning. Aagaard is responsible for bringing Swing Vision to golf broadcasts as well as introducing the ProTracer technology we all fawn over as Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy are pounding 340-yard power…

The west-coast swing wasn’t kind to some of NASCAR’s biggest names – ESPN

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

1:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — #NASCARGoesHome With NASCAR’s three-race trek to the west coast over, NASCAR Cup drivers — not to mention the teams — will enjoy a relatively short trip next weekend to Martinsville Speedway, which is only an hour or two from most of the race shops. There are plenty of drivers who will say “Good riddance” to the…

Brighton’s Shannon McCarthy lands with pro soccer team in Japan – Detroit Free Press

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Shannon McCarthy, a Brighton native and 2015 Miami (Fla.) graduate, signed a professional contract with FC Kibi International University Charme in Takahashi City, Japan.(Photo: JC Ridley, Miami Athletics) Miami (Fla.) coach Mary-Frances Monroe considers Shannon McCarthy to be the hardest working women’s soccer play she has ever coached. In late February, McCarthy, a Brighton native and 2015 Hurricanes graduate, signed a professional contract with FC Kibi International University Charme in Takahashi…

US Senate weighs in on women’s hockey boycott – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Just days before the women’s world championships, a group of U.S. senators has written a letter urging USA Hockey to reach a settlement with top American players who have vowed to boycott the tournament. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.–Mass.) and more than a dozen of her colleagues raised concerns on Monday about whether the women’s team is receiving “appropriate compensation.” “These elite athletes indeed deserve fairness and respect, and we hope…

NHL poised to skate into China, hockey’s next frontier – ABC News – ABC News

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

When Andong Song started playing hockey in China at age 6, he wore figure skates on his feet and had to use the straight parts of short-track speedskating rinks for practice. His father brought back equipment from his travels one piece at a time, and his family moved to Canada a few years later so he could pursue a career in the sport. Song, the first Chinese player selected in…

Wayne State Baseball Team drafts Jess Gibson of Wayne – joins Wildcat roster – KTIC

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

In a special ceremony held in Rice Auditorium Monday afternoon, the Wayne State College baseball team held a draft day signing party and announced Jess Gibson of Wayne has signed a baseball draft day letter to become a Wildcat. “We are extremely excited to have Jess be a part of our program,” said Wildcat head baseball coach Alex Koch (pronounced cook). “There is nothing Jess loves more than to be…

2017 Fantasy Baseball draft strategy: Targets to win each Rotisserie category – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Some people love Rotisserie scoring for Fantasy baseball, and some folks can’t stand it. It’s a grind, for sure, and you miss the head-to-head aspect that can make other formats even more fun. However, Roto rewards diligence and planning, eschewing the randomness of H2H results that can leave a juggernaut stunned in the first round of the playoffs thanks to a single bad week. If you put together the best…

The 20 Baseball Players You Need to Watch in 2017 – The Ringer – The Ringer (blog)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

It’s easy to forget this, but baseball is an entertainment venture as well as a competition. Sometimes great competitors are also great entertainers, but not always. The WAR leaderboard doesn’t quite match up with the guys you set alerts for on your MLB.TV Game Changer. So allow us to introduce the 2017 version of the All-MLB.TV Team — the two players at each position that we enjoy watching the most. Catcher First…

Why baseball doesn’t have a Gregg Popovich, and 9 more stray spring training thoughts – USA TODAY

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The 2016-17 NBA season has doubled as a woke-a-thon of sorts, with coaches like Gregg Popovich and superstars like LeBron James, among plenty others, seizing the platforms their sport provides them to speak out on political and social issues. Major League Baseball clubhouses tend to be a bit more buttoned-up. One could find plenty of individual examples of ballplayers discussing certain specific issues, and, for that matter, hundreds of examples…

Fantasy baseball: Player rankings by position – USA TODAY

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Baseball trailing other sports, especially soccer, when it comes to national-team cooperation – The Seattle Times

Monday, March 27, 2017

Inside sports business The United States finally winning the World Baseball Classic might be just what this country needs when it comes to that tournament taking priority among those at the sport’s top levels here. Up until now, the WBC has been viewed largely as a nuisance by Major League Baseball teams. We’ve become accustomed to debating whether teams such as the Mariners will even allow staff ace Felix Hernandez…

Raiders heading to Las Vegas after NFL owners vote 31-1 in favor of move – CBSSports.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Raiders are on the move — again — after NFL owners approved the franchise’s relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports the NFL owners approved the Raiders move to Las Vegas with a whopping 31-1 vote, with the Miami Dolphins being the only team that voted against the Raiders move. The Raiders needed 24 of 32 votes and easily cleared the hurdle….

Paul Heyman talks Brock Lesnar, Ronda Rousey and WrestleMania 33 on the Fight Society podcast – FOXSports.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

With WrestleMania 33 just a few days away, Brock Lesnar’s humble advocate Paul Heyman joins the Fight Society podcast for a special episode to look ahead at the event this weekend. Heyman has been a fixture of the professional wrestling industry for more than three decades, but his latest endeavor has been working alongside the former UFC heavyweight champion as he prepares for his main event match against Goldberg at…