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Jimmy John’s buys naming rights to new Utica baseball stadium – Crain’s Detroit Business

Thursday, June 25, 2015

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Updated top 250 fantasy baseball rankings – ESPN

Thursday, June 25, 2015

0 Shares Print Projections might influence rankings, but rankings are not all about projections. As I sit down to formulate the going-forward rankings each week, one of the starting points is running some rough rest-of-year projections, as well as considering some of those that are publicly available (ZiPS and Steamer, to name two). Let’s stress those two words: “starting points.” Never confuse those with “ending points,” because if there’s any…

First look at LSU’s 2016 baseball schedule: Tigers host Florida, Vanderbilt … – The Advocate

Thursday, June 25, 2015

LSU’s 2016 baseball schedule includes marquee home series against Florida and Vanderbilt, a showdown with Louisiana-Lafayette in the Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic and trips to Missouri and Tennessee. The Tigers open SEC play with a three-game series against Alabama starting March 18 and close it against Florida on May 19-21. It’s the first time since 2010 that the team is opening and closing SEC action at Alex Box Stadium. LSU…

FantasyAlarm.com: Daily fantasy baseball Playbook for June 24 (night games) – SportingNews.com

Thursday, June 25, 2015

facebook twitter googleplus tumblr pinterest Editor’s note: Play one-day fantasy baseball for cash! FanDuel is hosting a $125,000 league for today’s MLB games, and first place wins $15,000. Enter now! Welcome (back) to the late version of the free DFS MLB Playbook for Wednesday, June 24, courtesy of Sporting News partners FantasyAlarm.com. Every day, the experts at FantasyAlarm.com, who won the 2015 FanDuel Playboy Championship, will publish their top daily fantasy baseball plays at each…

Blazing heat prompts central Alabama mayors to promote sports safety training … – AL.com

Thursday, June 25, 2015

As blazing hot temperatures spread across Alabama, mayors from several Birmingham area cities today joined forces to encourage more city officials to train youth coaches to protect against heat-related sports injuries and illnesses. Hoover Mayor Gary Ivey, Homewood Mayor Scott McBrayer and Alabaster Mayor Marty Handlon joined together at a press conference in Homewood to advocate a sports safety program offered by the Birmingham-based National Center for Sports Safety. The…

Formula One legend Mario Andretti urges United States to rescue F1 – The Guardian

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Mario Andretti, the face of Formula One in America, says his adopted country can rescue the sport from its troubles and should stage two races not one. Andretti, responding to the news that the Miami Dolphins owner, Stephen Ross, is in talks with financial backers in Qatar to buy out CVC Capital Partners’ majority 35.5% stake in F1, said: “This is fabulous news and music to my ears. “In America…

RCS Sport supports UCI reform, opposing ASO’s stance – velonews.competitor.com

Thursday, June 25, 2015

By Caley Fretz Published 5 hours ago Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media RCS Sport, organizer of the Giro d’Italia, announced on Wednesday its support of the calendar and structural reforms proposed by the UCI, reforms which have been rejected by RCS competitor Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO). “RCS Sport has never been opposed to the Reform Project and is ready to analyse and discuss all technical issues related…

Sources: Grizzlies acquire Luke Ridnour from Magic – Yahoo Sports

Thursday, June 25, 2015

View photo . Luke Ridnour (Getty Images) The Memphis Grizzlies agreed to a deal to acquire Orlando Magic guard Luke Ridnour, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Grizzlies will send the Magic the rights to 2013 second-round pick Janis Timma, a 6-foot-7 Latvian swingman. Timma is 22 and plays in Europe. Ridnour gives the Grizzlies a solid backup guard who could be used again as a trading chip with the…

David Hill, founding executive of Fox Sports, is leaving Fox – Washington Post (blog)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

This week’s announcement that David Hill is leaving 21st Century Fox for his own production company is a big deal. In an industry where many strain their shoulders patting themselves on the back for alleged innovations, Hill earned the right to crow. Under Hill’s leadership, Fox Sports changed how Americans watched sports, adding technical innovations like the virtual first down marker and a box that shows the score and game…

Jimmy John’s buys naming rights to new Utica baseball stadium – Crain’s Detroit Business

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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NASCAR distances itself from Confederate flag after massacre – Fox News

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

 (AP) Confederate flags are as easy to find at NASCAR races as cutoff jeans, cowboy hats and beer. They fly over motorhomes. They adorn clothing. They are regular fixtures, just like Ford and Chevrolet, and that is unlikely to change any time soon. NASCAR probably would like to see them go away. The sanctioning body for the motorsports series backed South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s call to remove the Confederate…

Jimmy John’s buys naming rights to new Utica baseball stadium – Crain’s Detroit Business

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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NASCAR backs call to remove Confederate flag from South Carolina Statehouse – Fox News

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Feb. 15, 2008: Flags, including a Confederate flag, fap in the wind during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP) Confederate flags are as easy to find at NASCAR races as cutoff jeans, cowboy hats and beer. They fly over motorhomes. They adorn clothing. They are regular fixtures, just like Ford and Chevrolet, and that is unlikely to…

NHL players discuss possibility of hockey in Las Vegas – USA TODAY

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

General view of the Las Vegas strip and skyline on Las Vegas Blvd.(Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports) LAS VEGAS — On the surface, nothing about Las Vegas screams hockeytown. However, talk has swirled for months about an NHL expansion franchise finding a home in the hard-partying desert oasis. Along the I-15 highway leading into the city, multiple billboards have been erected heralding the town’s bid for a team. And with…

Why women don’t cheat at soccer – USA TODAY

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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Norway’s Women’s Soccer Team Just Obliterated Sexist Stereotypes in Sports – Mother Jones

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Norwegian women’s soccer team may have lost in spectacular fashion to England on Monday. But the team’s contribution to this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup will go on, in the form of this hilarious attack on sexism in sport, above. In a four-minute mockumentary aired on Norwegian television in the lead-up to the team’s match against England, the players make fun of sexist stereotypes in women’s soccer. “We’re shit, we…

Watch this Baseball Fan Effortlessly Catch a Foul Ball While Holding a Baby – TIME

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Although fans catching foul balls in Chicago have historically been much maligned, things went a bit differently for Keith Hartley on Tuesday. Hartley, who caught a foul ball one-handed during a Chicago Cubs–Los Angeles Dodgers game on Tuesday night, is being celebrated largely because of what he had in his other hand — his 7-month-old son. The moment came in the game’s second inning, as Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez…

Family speaks about plague that killed Fort Collins high school baseball star – FOX31 Denver

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Larimer County Health and Environment officials confirm the septicemic plague killed a Poudre High School baseball player. Taylor Gaes, 16, died June 8. Health officials are urging people who visited the Gaes home after his death to seek medical attention if they notice flulike symptoms. “He died from the septicemic plague, which means infections goes through the blood,” Larimer County Health and Environment spokeswoman Katie O’Donnell…

Roberto Firmino: Liverpool sign Brazil striker in £29m deal – BBC News

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Liverpool have signed forward Roberto Firmino from Hoffenheim on a five-year deal for a fee of about £29m. The 23-year-old’s deal is subject to a medical, which will take place after he returns from Chile, where he has been playing for Brazil in the Copa America. Firmino, who has scored 47 goals in 151 games for Hoffenheim, becomes the Reds’ second most expensive player. …

WATCH: Mike Francesa rips FOX Sports’ U.S. Open coverage, FS1 mocks him – NJ.com

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

We all know Mike Francesa isn’t afraid of biting the hand that feeds him at FOX Sports, which simulcasts his WFAN show (sometimes). So here’s what he did on Monday: Ripped the heck out of FOX’s coverage of the 2015 U.S. Open: “They’re in kindergarten,” he said. “The other [networks] are in graduate school. They need a lot of work.” Of course FOX Sports 1’s Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole had…