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Could Trump’s Position On White Supremacists Cause Cancellation of Sport Team Visits To White House? – Forbes

Friday, August 18, 2017

Kevin Durant, the 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player of the champion Golden State Warriors, has said he won’t be making the trip to the White House to meet with President Trump as part of the tradition of US sports champions. Could Trump’s incendiary position of not forcefully denounce white supremacy in all its forms could create an environment where so few players would visit Trump that the photo op would be…

Twitter announces deal to live-stream NASCAR races – New York Post

Friday, August 18, 2017

Twitter announced another live-sports stream on Thursday — a deal to bring in-car NASCAR race camera perspectives to its 328 million monthly users. The deal marks the first time each of the 10 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races can be viewed from in-car cameras, the race organization said. Terms of the deal were not released. Twitter has signed Toyota as a sponsor of the streams, the microblogging giant said….

Why Dale Earnhardt Jr. feels he must speak out about Barcelona, Charlottesville – Charlotte Observer

Friday, August 18, 2017

Thursday’s attack in Barcelona, Spain, that left at least 13 people dead, following Saturday’s killing of a protester at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, leaves most people searching for words to express their sorrow, outrage, bewilderment and fear. Athletes such as Dale Earnhardt Jr. are no exception. Thursday at Bristol Motor Speedway, NASCAR’s most popular driver struggled to explain his reaction to the two most recent attacks on…

Ascension Parish Council backs soccer deal for new fields after extended discussion – The Advocate

Friday, August 18, 2017

GONZALES — Trust is a two-way street and, in the end, the Ascension Parish Council agreed to trust that the Gonzales Soccer Club will live up to the word of its leaders and fulfill its end of what could be a 10-year deal to use the parish’s new multi-million soccer fields at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.  With minor revisions that open the club’s books to parish audits and…

Could Trump’s Position On White Supremacists Cause Cancellation of Sport Team Visits To White House? – Forbes

Friday, August 18, 2017

Kevin Durant, the 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player of the champion Golden State Warriors, has said he won’t be making the trip to the White House to meet with President Trump as part of the tradition of US sports champions. Could Trump’s incendiary position of not forcefully denounce white supremacy in all its forms could create an environment where so few players would visit Trump that the photo op would be…

Brad Keselowski Racing will end Truck operations, leaves door open for top series – Nascar

Friday, August 18, 2017

Brad Keselowski Racing announced Thursday that it will cease operations after the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, prepping for a potential move to NASCAR’s top division at a much later date. The announcement came from namesake team owner Brad Keselowski, the 2012 champion of NASCAR’s premier series. Keselowski’s organization currently fields Fords F-150s for Chase Briscoe, 22, and 18-year-old Austin Cindric, both in their first full season of…

How Do You Like Me Now? Baseball Writers Dish On Dodgers Yasiel Puig – Forbes

Friday, August 18, 2017

Los Angeles loves Yasiel Puig. I love Yasiel Puig, and have said repeatedly that he inspires me. And hey, if Turner Ward needs a stand-in for a post-homer kiss, I’m available weeknights 7 to 10 p.m. Yasiel Puig. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) With the Dodgers’ right fielder’s recent play in mind, and especially after Wednesday night’s dramtic ninth-inning win at Chavez Ravine, I wondered how the Wild Horse’s act is playing with people in…

Between Swimming And S’mores, Young Muslim Campers Learn To Cope With Rising Hate – NPR

Friday, August 18, 2017

Ronald Chavez Hassan leads kids in a trust walk at the Muslim Youth Camp of California. He has been a teacher at the camp for 25 years. Maggie Starbard for NPR hide caption toggle caption Maggie Starbard for NPR Ronald Chavez Hassan leads kids in a trust walk at the Muslim Youth Camp of California. He has been a teacher at the camp for 25 years. Maggie Starbard for NPR…

NASCAR Pacts With Twitter to Live-Stream In-Car Video for Playoff Series Races – Variety

Friday, August 18, 2017

NASCAR — for the first time in its history — will live-stream an in-car camera feed on Twitter for all 10 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs races in 2017. Under the deal, NASCAR’s look from inside a race car with a live camera stream that can be accessed via its official Twitter handle (@NASCAR) and nascar.twitter.com. On the same screen of the live stream, fans will see a real-time curated timeline…

Portland’s new hockey franchise unveils 5 finalists for team name – Press Herald

Friday, August 18, 2017

They won’t be the Pirates. Nor will they be Moosequitoes or Wharf Rats. Take Our Poll Portland’s newest professional hockey franchise will be nicknamed from one of five options that the team announced Thursday. The finalists were culled from 3,805 submissions during a name-the-team contest over the past few weeks: – Mariners (whether Maine or Portland remains to be seen). – Watchmen (think lighthouse keepers). – Lumberjacks (Bunyanesque). – Puffins…

George Diaz: Kevin Harvick disrespects Earnhardt legacy, NASCAR history with shots at Junior – La Crosse Tribune

Friday, August 18, 2017

Dale Earnhardt Jr. greets fans before the NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday.

What Neymar’s record-breaking $263 million transfer fee means for the future of soccer – CNBC

Friday, August 18, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Money Money 9 Hours AgoCNBC.com As European soccer leagues kick off this month and the transfer window comes to a close, it will be hard for any of the typical last-minute market drama to compete with Qatari-owned Paris Saint-Germain paying Barcelona $263 million for one player. That fee is more than double the previous world record. The…

When Women Played Baseball – Deadspin

Friday, August 18, 2017

I went to Rockford, Ill. to watch girls play baseball 63 years after the real Rockford Peaches of the All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League played their last season and 25 years after A League Of Their Own introduced their story to a new generation. The Peaches were the most successful team of the short-lived AAGPBL, winning the championship four out of the 12 seasons, but I imagine it was Geena…

Tampa Sports Teams Donate Money to Remove Confederate Monument – New York Times

Friday, August 18, 2017

The teams, apparently, responded to a post on Twitter made Thursday morning by the former Buccaneers Coach Tony Dungy, who said he would donate $5,000 but also challenged the Buccaneers, Lightning and Rays to offer their financial support. Dungy posted a link to a GoFundMe site for anyone wishing to donate to what the page called the “Tampa Statue Relocation Fund.” I salute @TBBuccaneers @RaysBaseball @TBLightning @TampaBayStorm for stepping up…

Have your first look at BMW’s next great sports car – Business Insider

Friday, August 18, 2017

Fidelity sector expert: Reports of a stock bubble are exaggerated

NASCAR announces first-ever plans to live-stream in-car cameras on Twitter during playoffs – Nascar

Thursday, August 17, 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 17, 2017) – For the first time in the sport’s history, NASCAR will live-stream an in-car camera on Twitter for all 10 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ Playoffs races in 2017, NASCAR announced today. Beginning with the first race of the NASCAR Playoffs at Chicagoland Speedway, NASCAR will provide fans a unique look from inside the race car with a live camera stream that can be accessed…

How ex-NFL LB Shawne Merriman is working to diversify NASCAR and its fan base – For The Win

Thursday, August 17, 2017

There is something enchanting about NASCAR that caught the attention of Shawne Merriman long before he entered the NFL. Growing up in Maryland just outside of Washington, D.C., the retired NFL linebacker said he watched races on TV. He followed superstars Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Richard Petty and remembers buying NASCAR-themed toys, but there was never an opportunity to meet the drivers or develop a personal connection to the sport….

Portland’s new hockey franchise unveils 5 finalists for team name – Press Herald

Thursday, August 17, 2017

They won’t be the Pirates. Nor will they be Moosequitoes or Wharf Rats. Portland’s newest professional hockey franchise, scheduled to begin the 2018-19 ECHL season at Cross Insurance Arena, will be nicknamed one of the following five suggestions, culled from 3,805 submissions to the team’s website: Take Our Poll Mariners (whether Maine or Portland remains to be seen). The Watchmen (think lighthouse keepers). The Lumberjacks (Bunyanesque). The Puffins (could make…

Becky James retires from cycling at 25, one year after Olympic silver medals – The Guardian

Thursday, August 17, 2017

In a major blow for Great Britain’s women’s sprint medal hopes at the Tokyo Olympics, the country’s leading sprinter Becky James, a double silver medallist in Rio and former double world champion at the sprint and keirin, announced her retirement on Thursday at only 25 years of age. A year out from the Commonwealth Games, her absence will also be strongly felt by the whole of Welsh sport. James had…

Cycling: Former Olympic champion Sanchez fails doping test – Reuters

Thursday, August 17, 2017

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Spain’s former Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez has been suspended with immediate effect after testing positive for banned growth hormones, cycling’s governing body said on Thursday. Sanchez, 39, won the 2008 Olympic road race in Beijing and five individual stages in the Vuelta a Espana between 2005 and 2007 as well as an individual stage on the 2011 Tour de France. He will now miss this year’s Vuelta,…