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Hamlin anticipating ‘exciting ends of stages’ at Talladega – Nascar

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

MORE: Denny Hamlin unveils Martinsville scheme There’s a certain amount of crazy that’s associated with Talladega Superspeedway, a track with tendencies toward three- and four-wide racing, wild finishes, underdog winners and multi-car stack-ups.   NASCAR’s schedule makers tried to relieve some of the pressure on the crazy valve this year, moving the Alabama track’s date in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs from an elimination cut-off point to the…

Landon Cassill won’t return to Front Row Motorsports in 2018 – Nascar

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Landon Cassill said Tuesday he isn’t sure what his next move will be now that he’s been informed he will not be back with Front Row Racing in 2018.   “The most important thing for me and my family is just (to) prepare for the future, figure out where I want to go next and what I want to do,” Cassill told a group of reporters Tuesday…

Kyle Larson calls out NASCAR over lack of pit penalty for Jimmie Johnson at Charlotte – Sporting News

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

NASCAR didn’t penalize Jimmie Johnson after an apparent pit-road violation Sunday in the Bank of America 500 playoff race at Charlotte, and fellow championship contender Kyle Larson isn’t too happy about it.  On a pit stop during a Lap 280 caution, Johnson’s front-tire changer appeared to tighten a lug nut while No. 48 car was outside of his pit box, a supposed violation for servicing the car outside of a pit stall.  Instead of issuing a…

Sports betting at Maryland casinos could return for 2018 agenda in General Assembly – Baltimore Sun

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The issue of casino gambling, largely absent from the General Assembly’s agenda for the past five years, could return to Annapolis in 2018. Joe Weinberg, head of the company that operates Maryland Live Casino & Hotel in Anne Arundel County, said Tuesday that he is “all in” for an effort to legalize sports betting at Maryland’s six casinos. Weinberg, chief executive of Cordish Global Gaming, urged members of the Joint…

Why Sports and Politics Don’t Mix | RealClearPolitics – RealClearPolitics

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

There’s a famous Woody Allen joke: “Those who can’t do teach, and those who can’t teach teach gym.” Well, here’s a modernized version of that old saw: Those who can’t do write, and those who can’t write write about sports. One of the most amazing revelations about the shameful and unpatriotic antics of NFL players who are taking the knee (or even lying on the ground stretching) during the national…

Gilbert Arenas and Mia Khalifa will co-host a daily sports talk show for Complex – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mia Khalifa and Gilbert Arena have a new sports talk show. (Complex Networks) The first time Gilbert Arenas and Mia Khalifa met together with the producers of their new sports talk show, they alighted on the same question. “Are we allowed to swear on this show?” Khalifa recalled with a laugh this week. They are, as it turns out. And the question probably reveals something of the tenor for their…

Twitter adds a new way to see popular game-specific sports tweets – The Verge

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Twitter’s latest attempt to help users find more relevant and popular tweets across its platform is a new set of lists specific to ongoing sports matches. Now, when scrolling through the home tab of the Twitter mobile, you’ll have the option of seeing a carousel at the top of the screen with current games. Tapping into any one will show you a list of tweets relevant to the game that…

Peyton Manning to headline Colorado Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 – DenverBroncos.com (blog)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame will gain another Broncos player in April when former quarterback Peyton Manning is inducted. Rashaan Salaam, Joe Glenn, Sam Pagano, Tracy Hill and Alex Burl join Manning in the Class of 2018, which the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame announced Tuesday. Manning compiled a 45-12 regular season record during his four years with the Broncos and threw for 17,112 yards and…

Porsche launches on-demand subscription for its sports cars and SUVs – TechCrunch

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Want to drive a Porsche, without actually owning one? Porsche’s new Passport subscription program could be just what you’re looking for. The on-demand short-term rental program allows anyone in Atlanta to subscribe for $2,000 per month, which will provide access to eight models of Porsche including the 718 Boxster, Cayenne and Cayman S at launch. Those who want a bit more can sign up for the Accelerate program, which is…

First Data employees get first look at new NASCAR race car – Herald-Mail Media

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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Clean Power Plan, California, Major League Baseball: Your Tuesday Briefing – New York Times

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Photo Wildfires gutted a Hilton hotel in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday. Firefighters are battling blazes in eight counties, officials said. Credit Stephen Lam/Reuters (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Here’s what you need to know: • “The war on coal is over.” Years before he was the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt opposed the Clean Power Plan, the Obama-era policy…

How ‘Backyard Baseball’ Became a Cult Classic – The Ringer (blog)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Nick Mirkovich and Erik Haldi spent the 2001 baseball season dealing with biting trash talk. The two computer game designers were co-owners in an industry fantasy league in which every team owner came from gaming studios that had licenses with Major League Baseball, and all the big names were represented. Microsoft and 2K and EA had rosters, and so did a relative minnow amid those giants: Humongous Entertainment, Mirkovich and…

Why Sports and Politics Don’t Mix – RealClearPolitics

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

There’s a famous Woody Allen joke: “Those who can’t do teach, and those who can’t teach teach gym.” Well, here’s a modernized version of that old saw: Those who can’t do write, and those who can’t write write about sports. One of the most amazing revelations about the shameful and unpatriotic antics of NFL players who are taking the knee (or even lying on the ground stretching) during the national…

Sports betting case gets its Supreme Court game date in December – Constitution Daily (blog)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

In early December, a long-awaited contest about legalized single-game sports betting in New Jersey will get its day at the Supreme Court, with some heavy hitters involved in the process. Back in June, the Justices took the cases of Christie v. NCAA and New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Inc.v. NCAA, which are now consolidated into one case bearing the New Jersey governor’s name. Noted attorney Ted Olson filed the appeal…

NFL Power Rankings: Jaguars, Jets rolling; Giants, Raiders reeling in odd 2017 – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Jacksonville Jaguars are in first place in the AFC South, and have the biggest scoring margin in the league behind one of the NFL’s fiercest defenses. The New York Jets and Buffalo Bills are tied with the New England Patriots atop the AFC East. Yes, the same Jets team I picked to go 0-16 has ripped off three consecutive victories. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is the leader…

Jamie Carragher reveals the one job he’d give up Sky Sports punditry for – The Independent

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Jamie Carragher says he would only be tempted to quit TV for coaching if his old club Liverpool came calling. The 39-year-old suggested if his friend and ex-team-mate Steven Gerrard, currently managing the under-18s side, one day succeeded Jurgen Klopp and wanted his assistance he would seriously consider the offer. Carragher, who made 737 appearances for the Reds before hanging up his boots in May 2013, was initially tipped as one of the…

Chris Boardman: how to enjoy cycling in your middle-age – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Olympic gold medallist and British Cycling policy adviser Chris Boardman, 49, reveals the best ways for older riders to embrace the fun and fitness benefits of cycling 1. Remember why you first started riding a bike “My life in cycling has changed so much over the years and the wonderful thing about cycling is that – unlike any other sport – it means different things to different people, and even different…

How To Americanize Major League Soccer Without Wrecking It – Forbes

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

MLS commissioner Don Garber could jazz up his product without really hurting it. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NYC & Company) It ain’t broke, but let’s fix it anyway. Although Major League Soccer has made enormous strides over the past two decades, some creative tinkering might woo an even wider American audience and ensure a greater cash flow. I’ve already proposed dumping the Brit-obsessed franchise nicknames, such as F.C. and…

American-izing Major League Soccer, Without Wrecking It – Forbes

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

MLS commissioner Don Garber could jazz up his product without really hurting it. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NYC & Company) It ain’t broke, but let’s fix it anyway. Although Major League Soccer has made enormous strides over the past two decades, some creative tinkering might woo an even wider American audience and ensure a greater cash flow. I’ve already proposed dumping the Brit-obsessed franchise nicknames, such as F.C. and…

Alabama governor declares Oct. 15 ‘Dale Earnhardt Jr. Day’ – Nascar

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

MORE: All of the Earnhardt family victories in the Monster Energy Series at Talladega With the Alabama 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway just days away, Governor Kay Ivey has declared this Sunday, Oct. 15th as ‘Dale Earnhardt Jr. Day’ in the state of Alabama. Ivey, who also will serve as Grand Marshal for the Alabama 500 (2 p.m. ET,  NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)…