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Meet the super-hot soccer stars invading America – New York Post

Monday, July 24, 2017

True, he’s not exactly the next David Beckham: no over-the-top tattoos, no pop-star wife, no risqué underwear ads. But that’s what makes the fervent soccer-fan love for Harry Kane, striker for the Tottenham Hotspur (a k a the Spurs), all the more remarkable. He’s a wholesome soccer star who’s all about scoring — on the field. On Tuesday, the British soccer phenom brings his magic foot to Red Bull Arena in Harrison,…

NASCAR Cup Series: Sunday’s Brickyard 400 results from Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Charlotte Observer

Monday, July 24, 2017

NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 Sunday At Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Ind. Lap length: 2.50 miles [NUTTY FINISH: Kasey Kahne ends victory drought at marathon Brickyard 400] [HEROES ARE HUMAN: Brad Keselowski goes deep in message about patience] (Start position in parentheses) 1. (19) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 167 laps, 0 rating, 40 points. 2. (11) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 167, 0, 37. 3. (8) Ryan Newman,…

Wesley Chapel hockey camp impresses youth players, parents – Tampabay.com

Monday, July 24, 2017

WESLEY CHAPEL — As a 17-year-old Triple-A hockey player, MacCallum Brown regularly plays against elite talent. As a Palm Harbor resident, he often has to travel to face that talent. Related News/Archive Fans can check out women’s world hockey champs at Wesley Chapel ice facility 3 Months Ago U.S. women’s Olympic hockey team moving to Wesley Chapel (w/video) 2 Months Ago World Hockey Championships offer ‘chance to win something’ for…

When athletes screw up: NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski goes deep in message on patience – Charlotte Observer

Monday, July 24, 2017

Patience. Sports heroes are as imperfect as the rest of us, one NASCAR driver reminded us this week. In a blog post from NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski, he asks fans, media and other drivers not to judge too quickly when the sports stars behave badly. While it might seem obvious, Keselowski – in a post fittingly titled “The Fault in Our Stars” – asks people to remember one fact many may…

Cricket World Cup win seals trailblazing summer of women’s sport – The Guardian

Monday, July 24, 2017

England captain Heather Knight predicted her team’s historic world cup victory will transform the face of cricket in Britain after a pulsating finale at Lord’s in front of the largest crowd ever to watch a women’s game in this country. More than 27,000 spectators piled into the home of cricket, many of them women and young girls, to witness one of the most remarkable comebacks ever seen at Lord’s, led…

It Seems Like Sports Can’t Sink Much Lower Than Mayweather-McGregor. But Just Wait. – New York Magazine

Monday, July 24, 2017

Conor McGregor. Photo: Mike Stobe/Getty Images When you sign up for life as a sports fan, you are knowingly introducing darkness and moral complication into your life: To look clearly at the world of sports is to want to look away. Greedy owners jacking up ticket prices at billion-dollar concrete monstrosities they conned taxpayers into buying for them. Athletes beating their girlfriends and being punished with multiyear guaranteed contracts worth…

Cricket World Cup win seals trailblazing summer of women’s sport – The Guardian

Sunday, July 23, 2017

England captain Heather Knight predicted her team’s historic world cup victory will transform the face of cricket in Britain after a pulsating finale at Lord’s in front of the largest crowd ever to watch a women’s game in this country. More than 27,000 spectators piled into the home of cricket, many of them women and young girls, to witness one of the most remarkable comebacks ever seen at Lord’s, led…

2017 Open Championship: Jordan Spieth wins with iron will, brilliant back nine – Yahoo Sports

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Jordan [expletive]ing Spieth. Any questions? Spieth won the 146th Open Championship on Sunday, and he did so with one of the most mind-bending, soul-crushing, exhilarating stretches of golf in the sport’s history. Over the course of less than an hour, Spieth hit one of the worst tee shots of his life, one of the finest tee shots of the day, and the most clutch eagle putt of the entire tournament….

On city’s Westside, sports grant will help youth win at life – MyAJC

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Kendall Newson has been fishing since he was five years old. Newson, his dad and brothers spent countless hours fishing for brim, crappie and bass at West Point Lake in LaGrange. It became a game of one-upmanship to see who could reel in the most fish. “It really helped me build confidence,” said Newson, a former NFL…

JSW Sports ropes in six partners for PKL – Economic Times

Sunday, July 23, 2017

MUMBAI: JSW Sports, which bought the Haryana franchise of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), has roped in six partners — including two principal and one associate sponsor — a week ahead of the team’s debut in the fifth season of the league later this week. The franchise, Haryana Steelers, has signed with Kent RO and Exide Industries’ Dynex Batteries as principal sponsors and Valvoline as associate sponsor. It has also…

Meet 2017’s 50 Most Powerful in Southern California Sports – OCRegister

Sunday, July 23, 2017

In a region with nine major professional sports franchises, half-dozen Division I universities, an assemblage of sports agencies and a concentration of media conglomerates, championships aren’t the only measure of success. … and longtime GM Mitch Kupchak and now has a new regime in place led by Magic Johnson and promising young players. ( Photo by Stephen Carr, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG ) 2. Eric Garcetti, 46, Mayor of Los…

When athletes screw up: NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski goes deep in message on patience – Charlotte Observer

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Patience. Sports heroes are as imperfect as the rest of us, one NASCAR driver reminded us this week. In a blog post from NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski, he asks fans, media and other drivers not to judge too quickly when the sports stars behave badly. While it might seem obvious, Keselowski – in a post fittingly titled “The Fault in Our Stars” – asks people to remember one fact many may…

NASCAR at Indianapolis: 2017 Brickyard 400 start time, lineup, TV schedule – USA TODAY

Sunday, July 23, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE USA TODAY Sports’ Brant James looks ahead to some of the top story lines fans should keep an eye on at the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis this Sunday. USA TODAY Sports Kyle Busch, front, started from the pole and led 149 laps en route to winning his second consecutive Brickyard 400 last year.(Photo: Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports) It’s race day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and…

Split-screen racing, trucks and a dirt track highlight NASCAR’s video game encore – Polygon

Sunday, July 23, 2017

NASCAR Heat 2, which we previewed here right before E3, returns in September with the “other two” national series in stock-car racing, the Xfinity Series and Camping World Trucks Series. By itself that will add some depth to what was a rather spartan career mode last year. And another feature that should lengthen Heat 2’s replay value is the addition of split-screen racing. You can get a look at the…

Bryce Harper Sent A Poor, Innocent Baseball To Hell – Deadspin

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Photo: Ross D. Franklin/AP If you are a baseball, I urge you to look away from this video of Bryce Harper mashing the absolute bejeezus out of one of your kin: The website Home Run Tracker measures this dinger (here’s a link for certain mobile users) at 467 feet, the ninth-longest shot of the 2017 season. Harper was the third batter faced in the first career start for Diamondbacks prospect…

On city’s Westside, sports grant will help youth win at life – MyAJC

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Kendall Newson has been fishing since he was five years old. Newson, his dad and brothers spent countless hours fishing for brim, crappie and bass at West Point Lake in LaGrange. It became a game of one-upmanship to see who could reel in the most fish. “It really helped me build confidence,” said Newson, a former NFL…

Meet 2017’s 50 Most Powerful in Southern California Sports – OCRegister

Sunday, July 23, 2017

In a region with nine major professional sports franchises, half-dozen Division I universities, an assemblage of sports agencies and a concentration of media conglomerates, championships aren’t the only measure of success. … and longtime GM Mitch Kupchak and now has a new regime in place led by Magic Johnson and promising young players. ( Photo by Stephen Carr, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG ) 2. Eric Garcetti, 46, Mayor of Los…

Flagstaff high school sports families go all in – Arizona Daily Sun

Sunday, July 23, 2017

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Is Surfing More Sport or Religion? – The Atlantic

Sunday, July 23, 2017

In the internet age, mass media about surfing touches on a bit of everything, though contests and Red Bull stunts play a huge role. Now there are more contemplative films about female empowerment, including the 2011 Bethany Hamilton biopic Soul Surfer and the documentary about women surfers It Ain’t Pretty. Other movies criticize consumer culture, like 2010’s Stoked and Broke and 180° South (the latter features Yvon Chouinard, the founder…

Most Majestic Homers In MLB History – Sports On Earth

Sunday, July 23, 2017

By Cliff Corcoran Aaron Judge almost hit a ball out of Safeco Field Friday night. On Saturday, Bryce Harper launched a moonshot against the D-backs in Arizona. They both must be seen to be believed. Prior to Friday night, Judge had already hit home runs of 448, 456, 457 and 495 feet, that last the longest hit in the Major Leagues this season. Yet, his home run Friday night and…