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In NASCAR, It’ll Cost $25000 If The Faux Camera Setup In Your Car Isn’t The Correct Weight – Jalopnik

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Sometimes, the lesser known racing rules are some of the best. Everyone knows drivers can’t pass for position below the yellow line at Daytona and Talladega in a NASCAR race, but you can bet most people don’t know it’s a $25,000 fine if a “simulated weight” to replace an in-car television camera isn’t heavy enough. The rule is almost funny to think about at…

The Best Tweets About Sports Illustrated’s Prophetic 2014 Astros Cover – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Did you hear? In 2014, Sports Illustrated predicted that the Astros would win the World Series in 2017. Did you hear? In 2014, Sports Illustrated predicted that the Astros would win the World Series in 2017. And it happened.  Here’s the backstory: The Astros were not a good baseball team in 2014. In fact, they were pretty bad, finishing the year 70–92, which actually followed three seasons of winning less than 60 games. But…

Para-swimmers are ‘exaggerating their disability’, MPs told – The Guardian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The crisis facing the Paralympic movement over alleged abuse of the classification system deepened on Wednesday after claims swimmers are deliberately exaggerating their disability in order to win more medals. Mark Hanson, whose daughter Levana is a swimmer, claimed one father bought a wheelchair on eBay so his child, who Hanson claimed had always walked unaided, could hoodwink classifiers into thinking the swimmer had a more severe disability. Tanni Grey-Thompson…

In NASCAR, It’ll Cost $25,000 If The Faux Camera Setup In Your Car … – Jalopnik

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Sometimes, the lesser known racing rules are some of the best. Everyone knows drivers can’t pass for position below the yellow line at Daytona and Talladega in a NASCAR race, but you can bet most people don’t know it’s a $25,000 fine if a “simulated weight” to replace an in-car television camera isn’t heavy enough. The rule is almost funny to think about at…

Another Game 7 Provides a Perfect Ending for the Astros – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Astros’ hopes for a Game 7 blowout stalled when the Dodgers quickly lifted starter Yu Darvish, who faced just 10 batters and allowed half of them to score. After that, the pitchers on both sides took over, making for a tense finale, if not a classic, in the first World Series Game 7 ever held at Dodger Stadium, the third-oldest venue in the majors. The Astros had never even…

They’re Going To Demolish This Gorgeous Baseball Stadium – Deadspin

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo: Matt Rourke/Associated Press Christine Whitman was governor of New Jersey, and she knew just what could fix the ailing city of Camden: A baseball stadium. It was December 14, 1999. The Delaware River Port Authority would vote the next day on whether to authorize the construction of a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium would be just to the south of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Directly to…

Para-swimmers are ‘exaggerating their disability’, MPs told | Sport … – The Guardian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The crisis facing the Paralympic movement over alleged abuse of the classification system deepened on Wednesday after claims swimmers are deliberately exaggerating their disability in order to win more medals. Mark Hanson, whose daughter Levana is a swimmer, claimed one father bought a wheelchair on eBay so his child, who Hanson claimed had always walked unaided, could hoodwink classifiers into thinking the swimmer had a more severe disability. Tanni Grey-Thompson…

Houston Strong: Title-Starved Astros Deliver First Championship with World Series Game 7 Win Over Dodgers – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

It was George Springer who graced the cover of the June 30, 2014 issue of Sports Illustrated that audaciously touted the Astros as 2017 World Series champions, and in Wednesday night’s Game 7 at Dodger Stadium, it was Springer who made that a reality. With his first two two trips to the plate, the 27-year-old centerfielder capped a record-setting offensive performance, chased Dodgers starter Yu Darvish and helped the Astros…

A $75 million youth sports complex in Indiana had plans for big fun … – Indianapolis Star

Thursday, November 02, 2017

CLOSE A proposed sports resort in Portage is the latest large recreational sports complex slated for Indiana. Dwight Adams/IndyStar The Catalyst Lifestyles Sport Resort is an ambitious, $75 million youth recreational complex proposed for Portage, Ind. However, company officials filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Oct. 31, 2017.(Photo: Provided by Catalyst Lifestyles Spors Resort) The developers of a major Portage sports complex made a big splash — and lofty…

Week In Wrestling: The Real Reason Behind Emma’s WWE Release; What’s the Future for Rockstar Spud? – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

SI.com’s Week in Wrestling is published every Wednesday and provides beneath the surface coverage of the business of pro wrestling. News of the Week: Emma, Darren Young, and Summer Rae released A WWE corporate release delivered some of the coldest words in wrestling this past Sunday, offering Emma, Darren Young, and Summer Rae “the best in all of their future endeavors.” The release of Emma was the most peculiar, considering she…

Papa John’s says NFL is hurting pizza sales, blames NFL ‘leadership’ for issue – CBSSports.com

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Everyone wants a piece of the national anthem controversy surrounding the NFL, but not as many people want a piece of Papa John’s product lately, and the two things are connected, according to the pizza chain’s founder. Speaking on an earnings call Wednesday, John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s, blamed the NFL for a dropoff in sales at the pizza chain and pointed directly to the national anthem controversy. “The…

Para-swimmers are ‘exaggerating their disability’, MPs told – The Guardian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The crisis facing the Paralympic movement over alleged abuse of the classification system deepened on Wednesday after claims swimmers are deliberately exaggerating their disability in order to win more medals. Mark Hanson, whose daughter Levana is a swimmer, claimed one father bought a wheelchair on eBay so his child, who Hanson claimed had always walked unaided, could hoodwink classifiers into thinking the swimmer had a more severe disability. Tanni Grey-Thompson…

Want to See Some Curling? Ticket Sales Tepid for Pyeongchang Olympics – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Of course, the Olympics are a TV spectacle above all else, so if the ratings are high most officials will be satisfied. The broadcasters who pay dearly for the rights to show the Games can deftly minimize the glare of empty seats. Still, if a host spends billions of dollars to stage the three-week sporting extravaganza and few people show up it is a bad look. Photo Organizers of the…

In Praise of Soccer’s Jack-of-All-Trades, Now Making a Comeback – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Almost every team, though, saw the value of a player like that, a squad member capable of adapting to any and every position. They had their own place in soccer’s lexicon: the prosaic “utility player” in English, and the more poetic tuttofare (“does everything”) in Italian, or todoterreno (“all terrain”) in Spanish. Photo On a 1990s Barcelona team filled with stars, Manager Bobby Robson reserved special praise for Luis Enrique,…

In NASCAR, It’ll Cost $25000 If The Faux Camera Setup In Your Car Isn’t The Correct Weight – Jalopnik

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Sometimes, the lesser known racing rules are some of the best. Everyone knows drivers can’t pass for position below the yellow line at Daytona and Talladega in a NASCAR race, but you can bet most people don’t know it’s a $25,000 fine if a “simulated weight” to replace an in-car television camera isn’t heavy enough. The rule is almost funny to think about at…

They’re Going To Demolish This Gorgeous Baseball Stadium – Deadspin

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo: Matt Rourke/Associated Press Christine Whitman was governor of New Jersey, and she knew just what could fix the ailing city of Camden: A baseball stadium. It was December 14, 1999. The Delaware River Port Authority would vote the next day on whether to authorize the construction of a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium would be just to the south of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Directly to…

Dodgers and Astros Arrive at a Newly Popular Destination: Game 7 – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

For historical resonance, nothing could have topped last year, when the Chicago Cubs won their first championship since 1908 against a Cleveland Indians team that had the second-longest title drought, dating to 1948. That series went seven games, with the Cubs blowing a late lead but prevailing, after a rain delay, in the 10th inning. Now, another Series between two desperate teams has gone all the way. The Dodgers are…

Para-swimmers are ‘exaggerating their disability’, MPs told – The Guardian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The crisis facing the Paralympic movement over alleged abuse of the classification system deepened on Wednesday after claims swimmers are deliberately exaggerating their disability in order to win more medals. Mark Hanson, whose daughter Levana is a swimmer, claimed one father bought a wheelchair on eBay so his child, who Hanson claimed had always walked unaided, could hoodwink classifiers into thinking the swimmer had a more severe disability. Tanni Grey-Thompson…

Week In Wrestling: The Real Reason Behind Emma’s WWE Release; What’s the Future for Rockstar Spud? – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

SI.com’s Week in Wrestling is published every Wednesday and provides beneath the surface coverage of the business of pro wrestling. News of the Week: Emma, Darren Young, and Summer Rae released A WWE corporate release delivered some of the coldest words in wrestling this past Sunday, offering Emma, Darren Young, and Summer Rae “the best in all of their future endeavors.” The release of Emma was the most peculiar, considering she…

Why a $75 million Indiana sports complex for kids is going bankrupt – Indianapolis Star

Thursday, November 02, 2017

CLOSE A proposed sports resort in Portage is the latest large recreational sports complex slated for Indiana. Dwight Adams/IndyStar The Catalyst Lifestyles Sport Resort is an ambitious, $75 million youth recreational complex proposed for Portage, Ind. However, company officials filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Oct. 31, 2017.(Photo: Provided by Catalyst Lifestyles Spors Resort) The developers of a major Portage sports complex made a big splash — and lofty…