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Sports TV listings for Wednesday May 24 – Roanoke Times

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

AUTO RACING 5:30 p.m.: NBC Sports Network, “NASCAR America,” announcement of new NASCAR Hall of Fame class, at Charlotte, N.C. COLLEGE BASEBALL 10:30 a.m.: SEC Network, Southeastern Conference tournament, second round, at Hoover, Ala. 11 a.m.: CSN, ACC tournament, pool play, Notre Dame vs. Florida State, at Louisville 1:30 p.m.: SEC Network, Southeastern Conference tournament, second round, at Hoover, Ala. 3 p.m.: CSN, ACC tournament, pool…

Inside Sports Illustrated’s search for their next swimsuit star – New York Post

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

When Tabria Majors stepped onto the Brooklyn set of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s open casting call, the southern belle wasn’t fulfilling a lifelong dream. “I didn’t even think that it was possible for me to be honest,” the 27-year-old co-host of “The Thick” podcast shared Friday with The Post. “I never considered modeling as a career, ever. I just didn’t think that was ever for me, but I was scouted on…

Big Media’s Last Hope against Texas Bathroom Bill: Sports Organizations’ Boycott Threats – NewsBusters (blog)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Openly advocating for the transgender movement, media across the nation are hoping powerful sports organizations will use the threat of boycotts to defeat the bathroom bill now before the Texas Legislature. Texas lefties do not have the votes to stop the bill, so their only remaining hope is the Big Sports triumvirate of the NFL, NBA and NCAA threatening the state with the removal of major revenue-generating competitions. This strategy…

Manchester Arena attack: Man Utd in ‘sombre’ mood in Stockholm – BBC Sport

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Manchester United players inspected the pitch at the Friends Arena on Tuesday Manchester United fans and officials say Wednesday’s Europa League final against Ajax is secondary to the “pain and suffering” in the city since Monday’s Manchester Arena attack. The UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest level following the bombing, which killed 22 people. “I think what happened really put things into perspective,” said United executive…

NASCAR Finally Adds A Road Course To The Playoffs – Jalopnik

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Photo credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images It’s always felt weird that NASCAR has a couple road courses on their schedule, but none in their championship-deciding playoffs. They included a restrictor-plate track—Talladega—but no road course. That is, until next year. Charlotte Motor Speedway’s road course is coming to the playoffs. NASCAR announced a host of tweaks to its 2018 schedule, which moves the Daytona 500 back onto President’s Day weekend, moves the…

Redlands East Valley advances in Southern Section baseball – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Redlands East Valley right fielder Alphonzo Mancinas wore eyeblack and sunglasses Tuesday afternoon. It didn’t help one bit trying to catch fly balls on a windy, sunny day in a Southern Section Division 1 second-round home playoff game against Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. “The sun is horrible,” he said. “Ridiculous.” And he was on the winning team. Notre Dame never fully recovered from giving up four runs in the first…

Is baseball ready for two-way players? – San Francisco Chronicle

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Is baseball ready for two-way players? By John Shea May 23, 2017 Updated: May 23, 2017 9:22pm Caption Close Nobody’s the next Babe Ruth, the freakiest of freaks (with apologies to Tim Lincecum) because of how he dominated as a pitcher and hitter, but let’s not rule out the possibility of a star pitcher-hitter down the road. less Nobody’s the next Babe Ruth, the freakiest of freaks (with…

Why the Twins’ Brandon Kintzler is baseball’s most unlikely closer – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Few baseball jobs are more prestigious than that of the closer. It’s the closer who gets bigger contracts than his partners in relief; it’s the closer who gets to celebrate a victory’s final out; it’s the closer who gets to pile up saves, baseball’s best-branded statistic; and it’s the closer who gets the cool beans audio-visual package when he enters a home game. The closer concept is outdated (and was…

Duke rallies to upset Clemson at ACC baseball tourney – News & Observer

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Duke starter Mitch Stallings gave up three home runs, including two in the first five at-bats, against Clemson on Tuesday night in the ACC Tournament at Louisville Slugger Field. The three solo shots put Duke in a hole, but the Blue Devils were able to dig out of it with three unearned runs and some solid defense. The Blue Devils tied the game with a run in the seventh and…

Don’t make fantasy baseball trades for these four players – New York Post

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

  Though investing in the right players is one of the keys to winning your fantasy baseball championship, knowing which players to avoid is just as crucial. All too often, the casual fantasy baseball player drafts, and makes deals for, specific players based on name recognition alone and, in the end, find themselves near or at the bottom of their standings with a roster loaded with, what they thought were,…

Inside Sports Illustrated’s search for their next swimsuit star – New York Post

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

When Tabria Majors stepped onto the Brooklyn set of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s open casting call, the southern belle wasn’t fulfilling a lifelong dream. “I didn’t even think that it was possible for me to be honest,” the 27-year-old co-host of “The Thick” podcast shared Friday with The Post. “I never considered modeling as a career, ever. I just didn’t think that was ever for me, but I was scouted on…

Indy to host NASCAR’s regular-season finale – ESPN

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

6:51 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Indianapolis Motor Speedway will replace Richmond International Raceway as the site of the NASCAR Cup regular-season finale starting in 2018, one of several changes to the schedule that were announced Tuesday. NASCAR also will change the opening race of its playoffs, with Las Vegas Motor Speedway taking the spot formerly held by Chicagoland Speedway. It also will move the…

Why the Twins’ Brandon Kintzler is baseball’s most unlikely closer – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Few baseball jobs are more prestigious than that of the closer. It’s the closer who gets bigger contracts than his partners in relief; it’s the closer who gets to celebrate a victory’s final out; it’s the closer who gets to pile up saves, baseball’s best-branded statistic; and it’s the closer who gets the cool beans audio-visual package when he enters a home game. The closer concept is outdated (and was…

Governing bodies review policing at sports events after warnings over security risks to families – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

David Videcette, a former counter-terror detective who helped lead the police’s response to 7/7, told The Telegraph there was an “extremely high risk” of a sporting event being similarly targeted. “You’ve only got to go to any stadium or any sporting event and look at the way that people spill out onto the streets and the way they disperse and move about after the event’s finished,” he said. Chris Eaton,…

Inside Sports Illustrated’s search for their next swimsuit star – New York Post

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

When Tabria Majors stepped onto the Brooklyn set of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s open casting call, the southern belle wasn’t fulfilling a lifelong dream. “I didn’t even think that it was possible for me to be honest,” the 27-year-old co-host of “The Thick” podcast shared Friday with The Post. “I never considered modeling as a career, ever. I just didn’t think that was ever for me, but I was scouted on…

The 4 biggest breakups in sports media – USA TODAY

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The sports world was stunned upon hearing ESPN’s Mike & Mike would be no more even after weeks of reports indicating they would be broken up. But according to a SI.com report (which ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz declined to comment on), the breakup is causing a serious rift co-hosts Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg: Multiple ESPN staffers, including current and former employees who have had roles with the show, told SI.com last…

NASCAR moves Brickyard 400 to September starting in ’18 – Indianapolis Star

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Buy Photo Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon take a lap together at the end of the 23rd annual Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, July 24, 2016.(Photo: Jenna Watson/IndyStar)Buy Photo INDIANAPOLIS – After years of lackluster attendance numbers, NASCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway decided it was time to make a change. NASCAR announced Tuesday that the Brickyard 400 will be moved from the final weekend in July – where it…

Becoming Genesis—the 2018 G80 Sport – Ars Technica

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

reader comments 28 There are really two key things you need to know about the Genesis G80 Sport. First, it’s a sport-oriented midsize luxury sedan from the new Korean brand, Genesis. Second, while it wears a new nameplate, it remains what it was—a Hyundai. When Hyundai decided to launch a new premium brand along the lines of Toyota’s Lexus and Nissan’s Infiniti in 2015, it made a couple crucial decisions. Unlike Lexus…

With the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, Will the North Be Participant or Provocateur? – New York Times

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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NASCAR contemplates big schedule shakeup for 2018 – Orlando Sentinel

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

NASCAR appears set to blow up its schedule for the 2018 season. The strategy is simple: Boom or bust. The sport is searching for the next great thing in troubled times. Attendance and TV ratings are stagnant or dropping at most venues. A lot of star power will leave the building when Dale Earnhardt Jr. retires after this season. Danica Patrick, a marketing queen who has floundered on the track,…