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New ‘Cars 3’ characters inspired by NASCAR legends – ESPN

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

8:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment This story appears in ESPN The Magazine’s April 10 MLB Preview Issue. Subscribe today! In Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3,” Lightning McQueen seeks stock car racing’s roots. But why wait for the June 16 debut to meet the rides who put McQueen back on track? Here’s a sneak peek at the new characters — and the racers who inspired them. Wendell…

The US women’s hockey team fights the good fight — and wins – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

It doesn’t matter if you never planned to watch a minute of the Women’s World Hockey Championships, or if you knew they began Friday in Plymouth, Michigan, or if you cared about the fact that the Americans’ defense of their championship was in peril. What you need to know: If you have a daughter, a young daughter in particular, the women who will take the ice wearing sweaters that say…

Overheard on NASCAR’s radio scanner Sunday: ‘Put that bridesmaid dress back in the freaking closet!’ – USA TODAY

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Listening to coaches and players interact when they’re mic’d up for a game shines an intimate light on a team’s inner workings, and the same can be said for NASCAR. It’s the gift that keeps on giving – especially for fans who attend the races because they can rent equipment to eavesdrop on dozens of different teams for the hours-long races. It’s always wildly entertaining, and Sunday’s Auto Club 400…

The Olympics’ TV Time-Delay Is Going Away, NBC Says – NPR

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

For next year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, NBC will broadcast the action live to American TV audiences from the Gangneung Curling Centre and other venues. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images For next year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, NBC will broadcast the action live to American TV audiences from the Gangneung Curling Centre and other venues. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images When it broadcasts the Winter…

The top takeaways from historic US women’s hockey deal – ESPN

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

12:01 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment It might have taken an overtime or two, but the U.S. women’s national hockey team got the victory it wanted in a landmark agreement with USA Hockey on Tuesday evening. It lifted its boycott of the upcoming world championships in Plymouth, Michigan, where attention will shift toward the lead-up to the 2018 Winter Olympics. Here are our key takeaways…

As Opening Day nears, a list of the best baseball movies – Peoria Journal Star

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Thomas Bruch Journal Star entertainment reporter @thomasbruch PEORIA — As Opening Day nears, baseball fans old and young are ready to take the sign from the catcher, wind up and launch headfirst into a new season. With only a few days left until a Cubs and Cardinals tilt on Sunday night, followed by a day full of games Monday, a restless baseball fan can find solace…

Facing Congress, Some Sports Officials (Not All) Begin to Confront Sexual Abuse – New York Times

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Sports Illustrated reveals first 2018 Swimsuit Issue rookie – AOL

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

That was fast! Just a little over a month after the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue hit newsstands, the magazine debuted its first 2018 rookie. Brazil native Anne de Paula, who turns 22 this week, found out in a tear-jerking reveal on Tuesday that she’ll grace the pages of the iconic edition. Up Next See Gallery The model, who started working in the industry when she was only 14, was…

The 25 greatest sports TV theme songs, ranked – For The Win

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

We can see For The Win readers are passionate about their television theme songs after a close Bracket Madness battle that ended with a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air win. Although this isn’t a bracket, it’s a list you can argue about for a while. It’s various theme songs from network coverage of live events and sports-centric television shows. Here’s the countdown of the best tunes: 25. NFL on NBC (1990s) It’s just…

Morning sports update: Lonzo Ball says he’s better than Markelle Fultz – Boston.com

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Bruins notched a huge win Tuesday night, the NFL is changing some rules, and one of the NBA’s top prospects says he’s better than another. Lonzo Ball says ‘I’m better than’ fellow draft prospect Markelle Fultz: Lonzo Ball said he is a better player than Markelle Fultz, citing his ability to “lead a team better” than the Washington star. Ball and Fultz are widely considered to be the top…

New ‘Cars 3’ characters inspired by NASCAR legends – ESPN

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

8:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment This story appears in ESPN The Magazine’s April 10 MLB Preview Issue. Subscribe today! In Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3,” Lightning McQueen seeks stock car racing’s roots. But why wait for the June 16 debut to meet the rides who put McQueen back on track? Here’s a sneak peek at the new characters — and the racers who inspired them. Wendell…

The Olympics’ TV Time-Delay Is Going Away, NBC Says – NPR

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

For next year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, NBC will broadcast the action live to American TV audiences from the Gangneung Curling Centre and other venues. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images For next year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, NBC will broadcast the action live to American TV audiences from the Gangneung Curling Centre and other venues. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images When it broadcasts the Winter…

Brennan: US women’s hockey team scores a win for women everywhere – USA TODAY

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share USA TODAY Sports’ A.J. Perez explains the four-year deal that averts a boycott by the U.S. women’s hockey national team for the IIHF World Championships. USA TODAY Sports American players celebrate at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.(Photo: Scott Rovak, USA TODAY Sports) In these political times, it’s safe to say there have been doubts about how women would move forward in American society. An early…

The new NFL destination, a soccer overload and the first pitch question – ESPN

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment sports + biz + culture + lifeGet REDEF delivered to your inbox rantnrave:// Welcome to modernity, NBC. The network will air the 2018 Olympics live in all time zones. It took too long to get here. NBC has enough channels and a large enough digital presence to please everyone. It can still save its juiciest performances for prime time without cutting off…

Atlanta delays resurfacing of 20-year-old NASCAR track – WRBL

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Get ready for more slippin’ and slidin’ at Atlanta Motor Speedway. After numerous complaints from NASCAR drivers, the track announced Thursday it has postponed the repaving of the 20-year-old racing surface at least until after next year’s race weekend. Speedway President Ed Clark said the decision was reached after consultations with NASCAR, Goodyear tire officials, race teams and their drivers. “We appreciate all of the input…

Tuesday’s Sports in Brief – Washington Times

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

US WOMEN’S HOCKEY BOYCOTT USA Hockey and the women’s national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott of the world championships on home ice that would’ve been a black eye for the sport. Players and USA Hockey finalized the deal Tuesday night and announced it in a joint statement just three days before the tournament begins in Plymouth, Michigan. It’s a four-year agreement that…

Morning sports update: Lonzo Ball says he’s better than Markelle Fultz – Boston.com

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Bruins notched a huge win Tuesday night, the NFL is changing some rules, and one of the NBA’s top prospects says he’s better than another. Lonzo Ball says ‘I’m better than’ fellow draft prospect Markelle Fultz: Lonzo Ball said he is a better player than Markelle Fultz, citing his ability to “lead a team better” than the Washington star. Ball and Fultz are widely considered to be the top…

The top takeaways from historic US women’s hockey deal – ESPN

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

12:01 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment It might have taken an overtime or two, but the U.S. women’s national hockey team got the victory it wanted in a landmark agreement with USA Hockey on Tuesday evening. It lifted its boycott of the upcoming world championships in Plymouth, Michigan, where attention will shift toward the lead-up to the 2018 Winter Olympics. Here are our key takeaways…