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Burton family ‘rivalry’ on full display at Martinsville – Nascar

Saturday, October 28, 2017

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — It’s been a while since a pair of Burtons hit the track for a NASCAR national series race — nearly a decade to be exact. That will change Saturday as Harrison Burton and Jeb Burton, sons of former drivers Jeff and Ward Burton respectively, will race in the Texas Roadhouse 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Martinsville Speedway (1 p.m. ET, FS1). The two cousins…

A trio of NASCAR drivers are in a Snapchat ‘Poop Group’ – For The Win

Saturday, October 28, 2017

By Michelle R. Martinelli October 27, 2017 1:46 pm Follow @MMartinelli4

When seconds count: Inside NASCAR’s crazy competitive pit road – Nascar

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The race is hours away but pit road is humming already. Over-the-wall guys hustle to get their stalls ready. Tire changers check their air guns. Tire carriers align their Goodyears just so. Jackmen make sure their jacks are safely out of sight. With NASCAR’s stage racing offering more chances to win points, those pit crew athletes’ performances have become more important than ever. It used to be that a bad…

Who is the face of baseball? José Altuve making a case in World Series – Yahoo Finance

Friday, October 27, 2017

It’s a parlor game popular with sports fans and sports media alike: anointing one athlete in each pro sport the “face” of their league. In the NFL, popular consensus is that the face of the league is likely one of its two star quarterbacks: Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers. Some might point to JJ Watt, who has earned plaudits for his community service in Houston, but there arguably isn’t an…

DeAndre Hopkins skips practice, Texans ‘wanted to walk out’ after McNair remarks – CBSSports.com

Friday, October 27, 2017

DeAndre Hopkins has not been on the Houston Texans‘ injury report since before Week 6, but the Pro Bowl wide receiver was an unexpected no-show at practice Friday, local media reported. That’s because, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he wasn’t injured at all. His absence was actually a response to reported comments by team owner Bob McNair, who was quoted in a Friday ESPN story as referring to protesting NFL…

Burton family ‘rivalry’ on full display at Martinsville – Nascar

Friday, October 27, 2017

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — It’s been a while since a pair of Burtons hit the track for a NASCAR national series race — nearly a decade to be exact. That will change Saturday as Harrison Burton and Jeb Burton, sons of former drivers Jeff and Ward Burton respectively, will race in the Texas Roadhouse 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Martinsville Speedway (1 p.m. ET, FS1). The two cousins…

Swimming: Campbell rediscovers love for swimming after long break – Reuters

Friday, October 27, 2017

(Reuters) – Australian swimmer Cate Campbell professed a new-found love for her sport after breaking the 100 meters freestyle short course world record upon her return from a long break. The 25-year-old clocked a time of 50.25 seconds at the Australian Short Course Swimming Championships in Adelaide to beat Swede Sarah Sjostrom’s record time by 0.33 seconds. It was Campbell’s first competition since the 2016 Rio Olympics where she failed…

A trio of NASCAR drivers are in a Snapchat ‘Poop Group’ – For The Win

Friday, October 27, 2017

By Michelle R. Martinelli October 27, 2017 1:46 pm Follow @MMartinelli4

When seconds count: Inside NASCAR’s crazy competitive pit road – Nascar

Friday, October 27, 2017

The race is hours away but pit road is humming already. Over-the-wall guys hustle to get their stalls ready. Tire changers check their air guns. Tire carriers align their Goodyears just so. Jackmen make sure their jacks are safely out of sight. With NASCAR’s stage racing offering more chances to win points, those pit crew athletes’ performances have become more important than ever. It used to be that a bad…

Hot Diggity Dog! NASCARnivore feeds in Martinsville – Nascar

Friday, October 27, 2017

Martinsville is known for three things: 1. Fabulous short-track racing, 2. The Grandfather Clock given to race winners and 3. hot dogs. Drivers and crew members alike love the Martinsville Hot Dogs they can get at the 0.526-mile track in Virginia. Crews even go so far as to keep a tally of how many each crew member devours. Find out what sets the Martinsville Hot Dog apart from any other…

Baseball didn’t always love home runs. Here’s how they took over the game. – Washington Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

The home run is the greatest play in American sports — not only the most efficient way to put numbers on the board but also the most beautiful. The slugger swinging from his heels, driving the ball as a hammer drives the nail deep into the wood. Boom. Just like that, it’s a white dot in the sky, a God-ball that ascends to heaven, breaking a million hearts as it…

It’s official: Bridge is definitely not a sport – Washington Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

Competitors play bridge at the Acol Bridge Club in London in 2015. (Tim Ireland/AP) The card game bridge is many things. It is a game of strategy and skill, with complex rules and a rich history played by millions of people, with tournaments held every year around the world. But bridge is not — according to a European court — a sport. On Thursday, the European Court of Justice ruled…

Trading Sports Memorabilia, Not Just for Love but for Money – New York Times

Friday, October 27, 2017

“I feel fortunate because it’s like having your cake and eating it, too,” Mr. Shanus said. “You get a lot of pleasure in holding it, but if you sell it, it’s an appreciating asset.” Photo A baseball signed by Ronald Reagan, as shown, and also Mikhail Gorbachev, not pictured, in Mr. Shanus’s collection. Credit George Etheredge for The New York Times Unlike, say, fine art or coins, the growth in…

Scam alert: Fort Worth-based Touchdown Sports strikes again in New Jersey, Texas – Fort Worth Star Telegram

Friday, October 27, 2017

When Jonida Lagji was contacted by Fort Worth-based Touchdown Sports about buying a banner and 1,000 T-shirts to support the local high school, she thought it was a good way to raise awareness for her insurance agency in Old Bridge, N.J. She had just opened a few months earlier and also wanted to support the schools in her community, which is about 35 miles south of New York City. Lagji…

Cris Carter delivers a strong warning to Baltimore’s Joe Flacco – FOXSports.com

Friday, October 27, 2017

– He contacted his head, because his head didn’t get down on the ground. – So that’s a dirty hit. – No– it’s not a dirty hit. It’s illegal. – Right. Dirty implies either some malice, or that he was trying to hurt the guy. The reality is this though, CC. This– that play only happens to quarterbacks, and it only happens quarterbacks because we are trying to protect quarterbacks….

Baseball didn’t always love home runs. Here’s how they took over the game. – Washington Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

The home run is the greatest play in American sports — not only the most efficient way to put numbers on the board but also the most beautiful. The slugger swinging from his heels, driving the ball as a hammer drives the nail deep into the wood. Boom. Just like that, it’s a white dot in the sky, a God-ball that ascends to heaven, breaking a million hearts as it…

Listening to Audiobooks While Watching Sports – Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Friday, October 27, 2017

My happiest moments come when I’m able to watch a sporting event – either live or on TV – with an audiobook playing in my ears. Living in a college town affords me frequent opportunities to attend high level sports for shockingly low costs. At every live basketball, soccer, hockey, field hockey, or football game (the teams I follow), I’ll listen to an audiobook while watching the game. …

It’s official: Bridge is definitely not a sport – Washington Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

Competitors play bridge at the Acol Bridge Club in London in 2015. (Tim Ireland/AP) The card game bridge is many things. It is a game of strategy and skill, with complex rules and a rich history played by millions of people, with tournaments held every year around the world. But bridge is not — according to a European court — a sport. On Thursday, the European Court of Justice ruled…

Sensible fans are bailing over sports’ depraved indifference – New York Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

At 33 years of age and an NBA pro since 2004, Carmelo Anthony is still keeping both sides in the game. Sunday at home against the Timberwolves, Anthony hit a 3-pointer with 4.7 seconds left to give the Thunder a 113-112 lead. He then strutted around making with his three-shots-to-the-head gesture. But he was so busy kissing his own fanny he either didn’t know or forgot that Minnesota had no…

These six players are rocking the undisputed best beards in sports – New York Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

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