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The best Kellys in sports history – Sports Illustrated

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

It’s Kelly Olynyk’s world and we’re just living in it. Sure, Bradley Beal and Isaiah Thomas scored more points in the Celtics’ Game 7 win over the Wizards but the real story was Olynyk, who erupted for 26 points off the bench, including 14 in the fourth quarter. Judging by the reaction online, he’s obviously the best player in the NBA now, so what better time to take a look at…

Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez offered to Man Utd – SkySports

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Manchester United have been offered the chance to buy Real Madrid attacking midfielder James Rodriguez, according to Sky sources. Rodriguez is expected to leave Real this summer after becoming frustrated at the lack of playing time under Zinedine Zidane. Real signed the 25-year-old from Monaco for £71m after he helped Colombia reach the quarter finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The current European champions want to recoup most…

Fox Upfronts Diary: Sports, Not Scripted Series, ‘Own the Fall’ – AdAge.com

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The hosts of ‘First Things First With Cris Carter and Nick Wright’ on FS1. Sports was a major emphasis during Fox’s upfronts pitch to advertisers. Credit: FS1 It was hard to tell if it was Fox or ESPN’s upfront presentation taking place at the Beacon Theater on Monday afternoon. Fox dedicated a solid 15 minutes to its sports properties during the first half of its presentation to ad buyers, overshadowing…

NASCAR should aim higher – Albany Times Union

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Caption Close Charlotte, N.C. This is a strange time in NASCAR and one that often feels very close to the Wild West. In this time of rebuilding, the mindset should be that anything goes and nothing is off the table. NASCAR can tinker with the rules and the regulations and the formats until something absolutely clicks. On Monday, less than two weeks away from the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR went ahead…

NASCAR officials will thoroughly inspect Almirola’s car in search of safety information – Nascar

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

RELATED: Almirola released from hospital NASCAR officials will do a thorough inspection of the No. 43 Ford of driver Aric Almirola following the Richard Petty Motorsports driver’s fiery crash during Saturday’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. “It’s currently at the (NASCAR) R&D Center, and our safety experts will … look for anything that might give us clues or some indication of exactly what the challenge was there with Aric…

NASCAR says no to Colorado hemp oil sponsor – 9NEWS.com

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A typo has put a lot of attention on a hemp oil company based in Colorado and its sponsorship of a small NASCAR team.

Puerto Rico’s spirit is alive on the baseball fields – ESPN

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

8:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Flying into Puerto Rico, you have to have a window seat. On the left are the turquoise sea and blue skies. On the right are the beautiful green mountains. But for the baseball fan, the night show is even more impressive, with the lights of baseball fields shining everywhere you look. It’s an immense archipelago of lit fields; the…

MLB legend Alex Rodriguez says this baseball lesson helped him succeed in business – CNBC

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials SHOWS Leadership Leadership 11 Hours AgoCNBC.com Former Yankee great Alex Rodriguez had two dreams as a kid. He wanted to be a professional baseball player and a CEO. “Ever since I was 10 years old, I sat on my father’s lap [and said] I have two dreams: [One was] to be a Major League Baseball player, but that…

Sources: Cavaliers to sport Goodyear logo – ESPN

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

5:37 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There will be a new logo on the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ jerseys when they take the court next season: the Goodyear wingfoot logo. The tire company, founded and headquartered in Akron, Ohio, signed a multiyear deal to be on the team’s jerseys. All-Star forward LeBron James was born and currently lives in Akron. “Every Akron kid grew up seeing the…

Monday Rundown: Danica Patrick can’t catch a break – ESPN

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

12:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Danica Patrick had a potential top-15 day going at Kansas Speedway before being involved in the nasty wreck that sent Aric Almirola to the hospital with a broken back and had Patrick thankful to be OK. Patrick also had been involved in a hard crash a week earlier at Talladega Superspeedway and a couple of weeks before that at…

NASCAR Is Changing Its Rules On The Fly Yet Again – Jalopnik

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The 2016 Coca-Cola 600, before NASCAR went all sports-ball with things. Photo credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images Perhaps you remember the start of the 2017 season, when NASCAR furthered its transition into a ball sport by breaking races into three stages. Three months in, NASCAR’s already altering that. The Coke 600 will be a full four quarters, which is another example of NASCAR changing rules just because it wants to. Advertisement…

NASCAR All-Star race 2017: Drivers, format, rules, TV schedule, qualifying race info – Sporting News

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

NASCAR’s annual All-Star race is getting a new format that pays tribute to Charlotte’s “One Hot Night” of 25 years ago. The four-stage format for the 2017 Monster Energy All-Star Race on May 20 (8 p.m. ET, FS1) will reward winning and incorporates a strategy component. Each team will have one set of softer tires — for better grip and, thus, speed — available to use at its discretion in the 70-lap exhibition…

Sacramento Republic FC formally joins Major League Soccer bid – Sacramento Bee

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

In a move that could boost Sacramento’s long-awaited bid for a Major League Soccer expansion spot, Republic FC has been acquired by the deep-pocketed investor group leading the expansion bid, the sides announced Monday. The agreement means Republic FC will be acquired by Sac Soccer & Entertainment Holdings, the group led by Kings minority owner Kevin Nagle that filed the expansion application in January. It also means the Republic FC…

Puerto Rico’s spirit is alive on the baseball fields – ESPN

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

8:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Flying into Puerto Rico, you have to have a window seat. On the left are the turquoise sea and blue skies. On the right are the beautiful green mountains. But for the baseball fan, the night show is even more impressive, with the lights of baseball fields shining everywhere you look. It’s an immense archipelago of lit fields; the…

Cavaliers to sport Goodyear wingfoot logo on jerseys – ESPN

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

5:37 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There will be a new logo on the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ jerseys when they take the court next season: the Goodyear wingfoot logo. The tire company, founded and headquartered in Akron, Ohio, signed a multiyear deal to be on the team’s jerseys. All-Star forward LeBron James was born and currently lives in Akron. “Every Akron kid grew up seeing the…

Porn star loses this round of sports trolling – New York Post

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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The 8 most fearsome MLB hitters since 2000 – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Off the bat, let’s disclose that the most noticeable omissions may be Ichiro Suzuki, Bryce Harper and Mike Trout. Ichiro, a freak of nature who continues to turn in productive at-bats at age 45. Ichiro is a masterful hitter, but has always been mostly a singles hitter. The players below have wreaked quite a bit more havoc, launching baseballs out of the yard and deep into the gaps. Indeed, “fearsome”…

NASCAR officials will thoroughly inspect Almirola’s car in search of safety information – Nascar

Monday, May 15, 2017

RELATED: Almirola released from hospital NASCAR officials will do a thorough inspection of the No. 43 Ford of driver Aric Almirola following the Richard Petty Motorsports driver’s fiery crash during Saturday’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. “It’s currently at the (NASCAR) R&D Center, and our safety experts will … look for anything that might give us clues or some indication of exactly what the challenge was there with Aric…

Cleveland Cavaliers to sport Goodyear wingfoot logo on jerseys … – ESPN

Monday, May 15, 2017

3:13 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There will be a new logo on the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ jerseys when they take the court next season: the Goodyear wingfoot logo. The tire company, founded and headquartered in Akron, Ohio, signed a multiyear deal to be on the team’s jerseys. All-Star forward LeBron James was born and currently lives in Akron. “Every Akron kid grew up seeing the…

Key takeaways from NASCAR Cup race at Kansas Speedway – USA TODAY

Monday, May 15, 2017

Pit road is busy early in the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway.(Photo: Jeffrey Becker, USA TODAY Sports) KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Martin Truex Jr. can’t imagine anyone dominating the upcoming Coca-Cola 600 any better than he did last year. But after what he accomplished in Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway, anything is possible. Truex snapped five years of frustration at the…