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Exclusive: How Eddie Wood campaigned to get Robert Yates in the NASCAR Hall of Fame – FOXSports.com

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sometimes, a story just flat out needs to be told. This is one of those times. On Wednesday afternoon in Charlotte, more than 50 members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel gathered to select the five individuals who would be inducted into the hall’s Class of 2018. The panel members consist of everyone from NASCAR CEO Brian France to track operators, former racers, representatives of the three automakers…

Texas loading up to poach two of NASCAR’s biggest races, including the All-Star Race – Charlotte Observer

Saturday, May 27, 2017

If NASCAR decides to move the annual All-Star Race from the Charlotte area, Texas Motor Speedway would get money to offer a hefty financial incentive under legislature passed Thursday night, the Associated Press and Austin-American Statesman reported. The bill would let the Fort Worth, Texas track use potentially tens of millions of dollars from the state’s Major Events Reimbursement Program to pursue the All-Star Race, now held at Charlotte Motor…

Aric Almirola’s violent crash has drivers on alert, but not surprised – ESPN

Saturday, May 27, 2017

3:09 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CONCORD, N.C. — Drivers certainly don’t like to see a back injury, but with the violent nature of the Aric Almirola crash two weeks ago that broke Almirola’s back, there is no groundswell for changes to the cars, nor to the safety systems. Bryan Clauson’s legacy, inspiration lives on through organ donations Bryan Clauson’s death after a race accident…

Chase Elliott is leading the next generation of NASCAR drivers – Fox News

Friday, May 26, 2017

Though he hasn’t taken the checkered flag yet on the NASCAR Monster Energy circuit, stock car racing scion Chase Elliott has taken the sport by storm. He’s won five times on the XFINITY level and twice in the Camping World Truck Series, he was the 2016 NASCAR Rookie of the Year, and he sits fourth in the points going into the Coca-Cola 600. And while Bill Elliott’s son may…

Pulisic: US soccer has ‘so much potential’ – ESPN FC

Friday, May 26, 2017

The guys discuss the Liga MX final and salary difference in MLS, and Derek Rae discusses Americans’ success in Germany. Herculez Gomez and Mark Donaldson delve into why American players find homes in the Bundesliga more so than other leagues in Europe. Herculez Gomez doesn’t buy the idea that Christian Pulisic is the future of world football. United States international Christian Pulisic believes the future is bright for American soccer….

Texas could make play for NASCAR all-star and finale races – Virginian-Pilot

Friday, May 26, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State lawmakers have given Texas Motor Speedway a big helping hand if the state’s premier stock-car track wants to lobby for NASCAR’s All-Star race and season-ending championship. The Texas Legislature approved a bill Thursday that makes those two races eligible for the state’s Major Events Reimbursement Program, the same fund that’s used to help attract big events such as the Super Bowl, the NCAA Tournament’s Final…

Sports Tech Company Acquired After Raising $24 Million – Forbes

Friday, May 26, 2017

Krossover founder Vasu Kulkarni says his company’s exit is a pretty good sign for the sports tech world. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images for AWXII) Sports video analysis and statistics company Krossover has been acquired by Dallas-based Blue Star Sports, a company linked to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and focused on building sports management software. The acquisition comes after Krossover, an eight year old company, has raised over $24 million…

In e-sports, it’s the bosses who are rallying for a union – Los Angeles Times

Friday, May 26, 2017

With threats of strikes and retaliatory layoffs, and no shortage of sniping on social media, a battle last winter had the stamps of a modern-day union war. Thing is, the workers weren’t even unionized. Professional video game players fumed at their team owner for going against his word, at least that’s how they saw it. They successfully leveraged the prospect of a strike to get out of his grip. And…

Bernardo Silva: Manchester City complete £43m deal for Monaco midfielder – BBC Sport

Friday, May 26, 2017

Bernardo Silva was a key part of the Monaco team who won the French Ligue 1 and reached the Champions League semi-finals this season Manchester City have completed a £43m deal for Portugal attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva from French champions Monaco. The 22-year-old, who will join City on 1 July, said: “I’m now at one of the best teams in the world”. Silva has made 58 appearances for Monaco this…

Sky Sports News pays tribute to presenter David Bobin who passed away aged 71 – Mirror.co.uk

Friday, May 26, 2017

Former Sky Sports News presenter David Bobin passed away on Wednesday aged 71 as colleagues paid tribute to a man they lovingly knew as ‘Mighty Oak’. Bobin became a well known face on the sports channel having joined Sky back in 1993 where he fronted the channel’s Spanish football coverage before moving across to the news channel. The news of his passing has come as a major shock to his…

The best 11 Serie A players, with a twist – FOXSports.com

Friday, May 26, 2017

Usually, picking a league best XI means the majority of players selected will likely come from a select few teams at the top of the table. It stands to reason that the best teams likely had the best performers, and teams of the year logically follow that reasoning. Very often that means some extremely deserving players miss out though. This time, we’re doing our team of the year a bit…

Texas bill would boost possible bids for All-Star Race, season-ending championship – ESPN

Friday, May 26, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment AUSTIN, Texas — State lawmakers have given Texas Motor Speedway a big helping hand if the state’s premier stock-car track wants to lobby for NASCAR’s All-Star Race and season-ending championship. The Texas Legislature approved a bill Thursday that makes those two races eligible for the state’s Major Events Reimbursement Program, the same fund that is used to help attract big events such…

Immigrant Families Find Soccer Shockingly Expensive To Play In The US – NPR

Friday, May 26, 2017

Across much of the globe, soccer is played by the rich and the poor. A Latino soccer club in New Hampshire is helping immigrant children in the U.S. play what has become an expensive sport.

NASCAR’s pit crewmen, anonymous until that one-second fumble, share two traits – Charlotte Observer

Friday, May 26, 2017

NASCAR pit crew members come in all shapes and sizes, but they must be consistent in two crucial ways: Long on persistence and short on memory. It’s an odd part-time job: Train throughout the week for a series of 12-second procedures that would rival emergency rooms for urgency. Jack up the car, change tires, fine-tune the handling and fill that gas tank. If even one of these six crewmen misses…

NASCAR knows it has to innovate. But it’s not that easy – Charlotte Observer

Friday, May 26, 2017

When he was a kid, Marcus Smith would get out of school early on the Thursday before the 600-mile NASCAR race held at the racetrack his family owns in Concord. He and his brothers went to watch not only the qualifying races, but the boxing matches staged near the front stretch grandstands. “Those were my favorite,” said Smith, now the CEO of Speedway Motorsports, the company that owns Charlotte Motor…

Former Soccer Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Molesting 11-Year-Old – NBC Bay Area

Friday, May 26, 2017

A former Union City soccer coach was arrested Thursday on suspicion of molesting an 11-year-old girl, police said. Victor Jaime Juarez, 44, was arrested at his home in Union City and taken to jail on suspicion of lewd acts with a minor child and annoying or molesting a minor child, Union City police Sgt. Steven Mendez said. Juarez worked as a private girl’s youth soccer coach in Union City for…

A Solution To Baseball’s Slump In Youth Interest – Forbes

Friday, May 26, 2017

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Baseball continues to be cherished by millions of families across the nation, and it is still widely known as America’s favorite pastime. But a sharp decline in youth interest in the sport has many sports fans wondering about its future. Baseball has experienced a two-decade decline in play among children, and its core fan base continues to age. A recent study shows that a full 50 percent…

Louisville routs Notre Dame in ACC baseball tournament opener – The Courier-Journal

Friday, May 26, 2017

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Oscar De La Hoya to boxing fans: ‘Our sport might not ever recover’ from Mayweather-McGregor – Los Angeles Times

Friday, May 26, 2017

Oscar De La Hoya has penned a letter to boxing fans, urging them to turn their backs on the possible Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor boxing match. As former 10-time champion De La Hoya works to promote the Sept. 16 middleweight title bout between unbeaten, three-belt champion Gennady Golovkin and Mexico’s most popular fighter, former two-division champion Canelo Alvarez, his cause has been distracted by attention on Mayweather-McGregor. That…