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Siegel baseball off to hot start in defense of state title – The Daily News Journal

Sunday, March 26, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Highlights of Siegel’s 6-4 win over Oakland Friday. Cecil Joyce Buy Photo Siegel’s Zac Pearson, an MTSU recruit, fires to first during a recent game.(Photo: File / Tom Beckwith / For The DNJ)Buy Photo When you lose four key starters and one of the state’s best pitchers off a state championship team, there are going to be growing pains early the following year. Thus far…

Is Kyle Schwarber’s next baseball trick making $184M vanish? – New York Post

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Kyle Schwarber recently retreated to his locker following a Cubs morning workout and removed a brace from his left knee, held it aloft and declared: “It’s going to be necessary for a long time.” This is a remnant of the devastating collision with Dexter Fowler during the third game of last season, which shredded the lefty slugger’s ACL and LCL. The more enduring remnant, however, is that Schwarber returned as…

Baseball Roundup: Goetzger helps himself in South River win – CapitalGazette.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Keaton Goetzger went 1 for 3, scored two runs and was the winning pitcher to lead South River past Stephen Decatur, 8-6, on Saturday. Chris Loverdige knocked in three runs and Camden Duncan drove in two runs for South River. Brad Marceron had a hit and an RBI and Jahan Caster had two hits for the Seahawks. WP: Goetzger. LP: Duncan. 2B: SD – Orr; SR – Moskios. RBI: SD…

Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Yanks, WBC, Sox, Twins, Tigers, Brewers – MLB Trade Rumors

Sunday, March 26, 2017

This week in baseball blogs: The Runner Sports asks whether Orioles third baseman Manny Machado or Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper would make for a better free agent target for the Yankees after the 2018 season. The Unbalanced explains why Team USA’s victory in the World Series Baseball Classic is a big deal. Baseball Hot Corner praises the WBC. Outside Pitch MLB delves into why the White Sox haven’t yet…

Tragedy brings expression of support from fellow baseball team – CapitalGazette.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

More than a baseball game was on the schedule when the St. Mary’s High School varsity team faced the John Carroll School on Wednesday. The St. Mary’s team held a pregame tribute for John Carroll sophomore Josh Hamer, a baseball player who died from injuries he suffered in a car accident on March 2, in a show of support for Hamer’s mother, teammates and coaches. St. Mary’s head baseball coach…

Saturday Sports: A Potential Women’s Hockey Boycott – NPR

Sunday, March 26, 2017

SCOTT SIMON, HOST: And it’s time for sports. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) SIMON: The women’s ice hockey world championship kicks off next week. The Czech Republic faces Switzerland on Friday. The U.S. women’s team are the reigning world champs. They won the last two tournaments, but they might boycott this year’s games. We’re joined now by Howard Bryant of ESPN and ESPN The Magazine. Howard, thanks for being with us. HOWARD…

Bill Murray’s magical sports run ended with Xavier’s Elite 8 loss – For The Win

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Bill Murray has had an incredible year of sports — from his minor league team clinching its first playoff berth in over a decade in June to  the Cubs winning the World Series in November to Xavier’s March Madness run to the Elite Eight. “The power of Bill Murray,” as NBA star Dwyane Wade called it, was magical. The power of Bill Murray… This is his year in sports….. As a fan ofcourse —…

Thursday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

NCAA TOURNAMENT SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O’Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region. Xavier (30-13) stayed with the second-seeded Wildcats behind Bluiett’s 18 first-half points and tracked down the Wildcats after they tried to pull away in the second half. O’Mara scored on a power move inside, but missed a…

Where’s the line you can’t cross in NASCAR? – ESPN

Saturday, March 25, 2017

11:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — Austin Dillon tried to joke a little about what he would do if he found himself feeling the anger he felt last Saturday. What he won’t do is drive into another car under caution, as he did in squeezing Cole Custer into the wall at fairly slow speed a week ago at Phoenix Raceway. NASCAR technically…

Brennan Poole isn’t down with NASCAR’s fitness craze – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The new thing that’s getting all the social media attention in NASCAR right now is cycling and fitness. Jimmie Johnson leads the movement that gained media attention when he got Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. into spandex riding gear. From there, Dale Jr. got Alex Bowman fitted for a bike and the trend was off. In honor of the fitness movement in NASCAR, @TheBuzzer’s Daryl Motte wanted to see…

USA Hockey Tries, Fails To Find World Championship Replacement Players As Women’s National Team Boycotts – Deadspin

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Photo Credit: Martin Rose/Getty With less than a week until the World Championship begins, negotiations between USA Hockey and the women’s national team have only gotten rockier. An attempt to find replacement players has been publicly embarrassing, with dozens turning down the request and instead declaring their support for the women’s national team. Advertisement The team is boycotting the championship to fight for an increase in wages, benefits and general…

Trinity Hockey Goes For National Title Tonight – Hartford Courant

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Trinity’s path to a possible second men’s hockey national championship in three seasons will be blocked on Saturday by Division III’s top-ranked team. Norwich (26-1-3) is trying to win its fourth national championship. Just after the Bantams defeated St. Norbert 3-2 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium on Friday, the Cadets defeated Adrian 5-4 in overtime after squandering a two-goal lead in the third period. “It doesn’t matter anymore,” Cadets coach…

NASCAR Xfinity at Fontana 2017: Start time, race and qualifying schedule – USA TODAY

Saturday, March 25, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share These drivers could break out as the Monster Energy NASCAR cup series moves on to the Auto Club Speedway at Fontana, Calif. USA TODAY Sports Austin Dillon celebrates after winning the 2016 Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway.(Photo: Will Lester, AP) It’s Xfinity Series race day at Auto Club Speedway, and we’ve got everything you need to know to get ready for Saturday’s Service…

Saturday Sports: A Potential Women’s Hockey Boycott – NPR

Saturday, March 25, 2017

SCOTT SIMON, HOST: And it’s time for sports. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) SIMON: The women’s ice hockey world championship kicks off next week. The Czech Republic faces Switzerland on Friday. The U.S. women’s team are the reigning world champs. They won the last two tournaments, but they might boycott this year’s games. We’re joined now by Howard Bryant of ESPN and ESPN The Magazine. Howard, thanks for being with us. HOWARD…

Using Sports To Get Out of Poverty Doesn’t Work When You Have To Be Rich To Play – Forbes

Saturday, March 25, 2017

If I may name-drop for moment, a number of years ago I was chatting with Tom Farrey, ESPN reporter and executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society program, about youth sports issues, which he has covered well, in particular with his essential book of How We Got Here in Youth Sports, “Game On.” I’m 47, and he’s a few years older than I am but essentially of the…

Friday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

PENN STATE ABUSE SCANDAL HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was convicted of hushing up child sexual abuse allegations in 2001 against Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe Paterno. The jury found Spanier guilty of one misdemeanor count of child endangerment over his handling of a complaint…

Where’s the line you can’t cross in NASCAR? – ESPN

Saturday, March 25, 2017

11:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — Austin Dillon tried to joke a little about what he would do if he found himself feeling the anger he felt last Saturday. What he won’t do is drive into another car under caution, as he did in squeezing Cole Custer into the wall at fairly slow speed a week ago at Phoenix Raceway. NASCAR technically…

Women’s hockey dispute drags on as Plymouth tourney nears – The Detroit News

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Team USA hockey goalie Alex Rigsby practices in Plymouth Township in December. The team did not take the ice for a training camp this week.(Photo: Carlos Osorio / AP) Plymouth — The USA women hockey players say they will not defend their World Championship, beginning March 31 at USA Hockey Arena, unless USA Hockey addresses their concerns about pay, benefits and training conditions. USA Hockey said Friday it has begun…

Brennan Poole isn’t down with NASCAR’s fitness craze – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The new thing that’s getting all the social media attention in NASCAR right now is cycling and fitness. Jimmie Johnson leads the movement that gained media attention when he got Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. into spandex riding gear. From there, Dale Jr. got Alex Bowman fitted for a bike and the trend was off. In honor of the fitness movement in NASCAR, @TheBuzzer’s Daryl Motte wanted to see…

Cerabino: Holy cow! Baseball a training ground for making porn movies? – MyPalmBeachPost

Saturday, March 25, 2017

I was surprised to learn that the former video coordinator with the Miami Marlins thinks that his baseball experience has helped him become a better producer of pornographic movies. Cullen McRae told The Palm Beach Post’s Joe Capozzi that his old job, making baseball videos, has been valuable experience for his new job, making porn videos. “Baseball in a strange way has really helped me prepare for…