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Hockey goalies’ gear through the ages – Chicago Tribune

Monday, June 15, 2015

In the early days of hockey, the equipment worn by goaltenders was primitive and offered far less protection than the state-of-the-art gear worn by today’s guardians of the crease. Leather pads that soaked up water and got heavier as games went on have been replaced by pads made from lightweight, waterproof material. The equipment has also gotten larger and more elaborate, which benefited goalie safety but also squeezed the scoring…

Naval Academy SWO races to break into pro NASCAR – NavyTimes.com

Monday, June 15, 2015

Lt. Jesse Iwuji, center, is using his spare time on shore duty to launch his next career: pro stock car racing.(Photo: Courtesy Jesse Iwuji) Naval Academy graduates have been grabbing professional sports headlines left and right this year, from Major League Baseball pitching debuts to National Football League drafts, but one active-duty alum is blazing a trail in a completely different direction: Stock car racing. A surface warfare officer with…

Hockey analysts still racing to catch up to other sports’ stat mavens – Chicago Tribune

Monday, June 15, 2015

Jennifer Lute Costella, a graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law, put a career as a defense counsel on hold four years ago to stay at home with her young sons. When both reached school age, she didn’t return to lawyering and had time to expand an interest in hockey that began as a young adult. “Now,” she said, “it has become a full-time obsession.” To the tune of 60…

Daily Fantasy Baseball 2015: MLB DraftKings Ideal Lineup Picks for June 15 – Bleacher Report

Monday, June 15, 2015

Every team is in action Monday, which means people playing daily fantasy baseball will have plenty of options at each position. While there are opportunities to spend money on big names, the most important factor is value. Here is a look at the best value picks across the board for June 15.   Pitchers Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros ($9,600) DAVID BANKS/Associated Press Masahiro Tanaka ($10,600) is a top option after…

Daily Fantasy Baseball 2015: MLB DraftKings Studs and Duds for June 15 – Bleacher Report

Monday, June 15, 2015

The MLB offers an unusually full schedule this week, with all 30 teams playing all seven days. That crowds an often thin Monday slate for daily fantasy participants. After a fun weekend for aces not named Felix Hernandez, many low-level starters and former aces well past their primes take the rubber on Monday. Still, a few quality names are on the menu, and DraftKings gamers should seriously consider pairing…

Fantasy daily notes for June 15 – ESPN

Monday, June 15, 2015

Starting pitcher projected Game Scores for June 15 2015 Statistics Past 21 Days GS Team Name T Opp W-L ERA WHIP W-L ERA WHIP 67 Jake Arrieta R Cle 6-4 3.16 1.12 2-0 3.79 1.21 66 Masahiro Tanaka R @Mia 4-1 2.48 0.80 2-0 1.29 0.57 65 Francisco Liriano L CWS 3-5 3.25 1.02 2-1 1.67 0.85 62 Tyson Ross R Oak 3-6 3.81 1.53 1-2 3.52 1.70 58 Dallas…

Northwestern hires Spencer Allen as new baseball coach – Inside NU

Monday, June 15, 2015

Northwestern has hired Illinois assistant coach Spencer Allen as its new head baseball coach. Kendall Rogers first reported the news, and the program made the official announcement soon after. Hearing that #Northwestern will be hiring @IlliniBaseball assistant Spencer Allen as its head coach. That’s a terrific get for the #Wildcats — Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogersD1) June 14, 2015 #B1GCats, please give a warm welcome…

TCU Baseball: Jim Schlossnagle, team ready and eager for CWS challenge – NCAA.com

Monday, June 15, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. — There were tears in the eyes of Carl Maddox that May night in 1975. The late LSU athletic director had been caught in a traffic jam. A traffic jam for an LSU baseball game. And when Maddox, notoriously frugal, gazed around old Alex Box Stadium and saw the overflow crowd, an LSU first, he was overcome with budgetary emotion. …

FOX Sports hopes to make 2015 U.S. Open golf an edgier experience – NOLA.com

Monday, June 15, 2015

The hard-core golf-watching crowd isn’t one that lives on the edge of technology. It’s a demographic that, quite honestly, hasn’t fully embraced the digital world, siding instead with Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo’s philosophy that social media is not “helpful to any human being on this planet.” FOX Sports thinks they can change some minds and bring in some much-needed younger viewers to the sport. With more high-tech gadgets and immersive…

Inequality and pay among the world’s sports leagues – CNBC

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sportingintelligence uses a calculated metric they call “average first-team pay,” which is meant to make up for the number of players on a first string team for the different sports. Soccer, for example, could have 25 players considered while for basketball, the pay for 13 or 15 players was considered. Using a statistical measure called the Gini coefficient, CNBC looked at the level of equality between teams…

‘Peter Crouch is probably the most hated Englishman in our history’ – BBC Sport

Monday, June 15, 2015

“I think Peter Crouch is probably the most hated Englishman in the history of Trinidad and Tobago because of that goal.” Nine years on, Brent Sancho can look back on the moment that sent both players into the footballing history of two small Caribbean islands with a bit of pride and dry humour. There were eight minutes left of the goalless group match between England…

Sources: MLB team enlisting potentially revolutionary technology to study pitching – Yahoo Sports

Monday, June 15, 2015

In the quest to keep arms healthy, the Tampa Bay Rays have always positioned themselves ahead of baseball, emphasizing a comprehensive shoulder-strengthening program long before other teams caught on. Now the Rays are hoping technology can give them a step up, too. The Rays will be the first team to install Kinatrax, a markerless motion-capture system, in their stadium, sources told Yahoo Sports. An announcement touting the move is expected…

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