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Jose Altuve’s solo home run helps Houston force Game 7 – FOXSports.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Justin Verlander talks his dominant Game 6: ‘It just clicked for me’ 5 hours ago

Michigan bills would regulate daily fantasy sports – Wichita Eagle

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Michigan lawmakers want to regulate the fast-growing paid fantasy sports industry while leaving alone traditional private leagues in which money may change hands among friends. Bipartisan bills that cleared a Senate committee 7-0 this past week would clarify that playing fantasy sports is not gambling, because it is a skill. A state license would be required, however, to operate the type of cash leagues popularized by industry leaders DraftKings and…

The Charlotte ‘roval’ isn’t quite ready for NASCAR, but it’s getting there – ESPN

Saturday, October 21, 2017

10:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CONCORD, N.C. — Martin Truex Jr., who has been able to pass just about anything and everything this year, didn’t have an answer for how he will make a pass in the 2018 opening-round elimination race next season. That race will take place on the 2.42-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway “roval” — a road course that uses nearly all of…

Why I Watch Old Baseball Games, Not Just the Ones I Missed Over … – Tablet Magazine

Saturday, October 21, 2017

This past Saturday night, like many observant Jews across the country, I watched the Yankees vanquish the Cleveland Indians in Game Five of the American League Division series. This would be unremarkable except for the fact that the game had been played three days earlier. Thanks to the Jewish holiday of Sukkot and then Shabbat—during which religious Jews eschew electronics—I had completely missed the entire exciting affair. I’d heard the Yankees had…

After years of disappointment, Dodger Nation drinks in the end of one baseball drought – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, October 21, 2017

They came from all over dressed in Dodger blue. From Boyle Heights and Long Island, N.Y. From Oklahoma, Iowa and San Pedro, all convinced that their date with destiny would come right here in the Windy City. It had been more than a quarter of a century since the Dodgers made it to the World Series — when a Kirk Gibson home run made grown men and women weep like…

Oakland A’s give 9-year-old wildfire victim new baseball memorabilia – USA TODAY

Saturday, October 21, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE The Oakland A’s came to the rescue of a 9-year-old boy who lost his entire memorabilia collection when a California wild fire destroyed his family’s home. USA TODAY Sports A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell, right, visits 9-year-old A’s fan Loren Jade Smith to present him with new gear after his A’’s memorabilia was destroyed in the California wildfires.(Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images) Nine-year-old Loren Jade Smith…

Astros win to force Game 7 – STLtoday.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017

HOUSTON • Justin Verlander stayed perfect with the Houston Astros when they couldn’t afford anything else. The ace right-hander pitched seven shutout innings and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs during a 7-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night that extended the AL Championship Series to a decisive Game 7. Acquired in an Aug. 31 trade, Verlander has won all nine…

The Charlotte ‘roval’ isn’t quite ready for NASCAR, but it’s getting there – ESPN

Saturday, October 21, 2017

10:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CONCORD, N.C. — Martin Truex Jr., who has been able to pass just about anything and everything this year, didn’t have an answer for how he will make a pass in the 2018 opening-round elimination race next season. That race will take place on the 2.42-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway “roval” — a road course that uses nearly all of…

After 29 years of disappointment, Dodger Nation drinks in the end of one baseball drought – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, October 21, 2017

They came from all over dressed in Dodger blue. From Boyle Heights and Long Island, N.Y. From Oklahoma, Iowa and San Pedro, all convinced that their date with destiny would come right here in the Windy City. It had been more than a quarter of a century since the Dodgers made it to the World Series — when a Kirk Gibson home run made grown men and women weep like…

Like many journalists, I’m often on the road, whether for reporting or speaking or both. Unlike many journalists, on … – Tablet Magazine

Saturday, October 21, 2017

This past Saturday night, like many observant Jews across the country, I watched the Yankees vanquish the Cleveland Indians in Game Five of the American League Division series. This would be unremarkable except for the fact that the game had been played three days earlier. Thanks to the Jewish holiday of Sukkot and then Shabbat—during which religious Jews eschew electronics—I had completely missed the entire exciting affair. I’d heard the Yankees had…

Arkansas mailbag: New football coach possibilities and hoops/baseball predictions – SECcountry.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Welcome to SEC Country’s weekly Arkansas sports mailbag with reporter Eric W. Bolin. In this edition, we discuss potential next Arkansas football coaches, the very real chances Arkansas still goes bowling and both Razorbacks basketball and baseball projections. Feels like the end Where does the football team go from here? – WayneHawg Let’s see what happens Saturday. Arkansas could hang around. Heck, Arkansas could beat Auburn. To some that’s the…

Knights baseball: Corvallis signs CV graduate Corey Conklin – Corvallis Gazette Times

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The 6-fooot-2, 185-pounder is a redshirt junior infielder at Eastern Kentucky, an Ohio Valley Conference school located in Richmond, Ky. He played at Lower Columbia College in Longview, Wash., the past two seasons.

Orioles draftee Connaughton’s strong NBA opener, promise for more minutes, cloud baseball future – Baltimore Sun (blog)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Orioles still believe that 2014 fourth-round draft pick Pat Connaughton has more promise throwing fastballs than shooting 3-pointers, but Connaughton’s performance in the Portland Trail Blazers’ regular-season opener Wednesday night proved that his NBA career still has life. Connaughton, 24, opened his third NBA season by scoring a career-high 24 points in Portland’s 124-76 blowout victory over the Phoenix Suns, making nine of 14 shots, including four of seven…

Like many journalists, I’m often on the road, whether for reporting or speaking or both. Unlike many journalists, on … – Tablet Magazine

Friday, October 20, 2017

This past Saturday night, like many observant Jews across the country, I watched the Yankees vanquish the Cleveland Indians in Game Five of the American League Division series. This would be unremarkable except for the fact that the game had been played three days earlier. Thanks to the Jewish holiday of Sukkot and then Shabbat—during which religious Jews eschew electronics—I had completely missed the entire exciting affair. I’d heard the Yankees had…

Orioles draftee Connaughton’s strong NBA opener, promise for more minutes, cloud baseball future – Baltimore Sun (blog)

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Orioles still believe that 2014 fourth-round draft pick Pat Connaughton has more promise throwing fastballs than shooting 3-pointers, but Connaughton’s performance in the Portland Trail Blazers’ regular-season opener Wednesday night proved that his NBA career still has life. Connaughton, 24, opened his third NBA season by scoring a career-high 24 points in Portland’s 124-76 blowout victory over the Phoenix Suns, making nine of 14 shots, including four of seven…

Opinion: The steep economic cost of contact sports injuries – PBS NewsHour

Friday, October 20, 2017

There is increasing evidence that contact in sports has negative long-term health consequences. The constant hitting — the jarring of the brain at each hit — can have negative effects even if there is no apparent injury. But when an obvious injury does occur, there are also short-term costs from the injury itself — such as medical costs, time lost from various activities, and costs associated with the pain and…

Friday’s Hot Clicks: Lauren Layne; You Better Not Have Missed Thursday Night Football – Sports Illustrated

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Raiders win the best TNF game in a long time, a crazy scientific discovery, a catfishing with a happy ending and more.  So I Guess I Should Have Watched This It looks like I made a big mistake not watching Chiefs-Raiders last night. By all accounts, it was the best Thursday night game in recent memory. The Chiefs scored on a miraculous tip-drill play that went 63 yards. Derek…

The ‘Me Too’ Movement Inevitably Spills Into Sports – New York Times

Friday, October 20, 2017

So far, more than 140 women, including athletes who competed at the highest levels of gymnastics, have come forward to say that Nassar had touched them inappropriately during medical appointments. Unlike Weinstein, Nassar is in jail, awaiting trial on multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct. He already has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges — he denies the many accusations of sexual assault — and faces decades of prison time….

Colin reevaluates the possibility of LeBronzo in LA – FOXSports.com

Friday, October 20, 2017

Here’s why Anthony Herron says Jim Harbaugh’s No. 19 Michigan will dominate No. 2 Penn State 15 mins ago

Lunch Special: Denver sports chat with Mark Kiszla – The Denver Post

Friday, October 20, 2017

Want to chat about the Broncos’ upcoming game in L.A. against the Chargers? Maybe talk about the start of the Avs and Nuggets seasons? Columnist Mark Kiszla is taking all your questions in a live chat at noon. Mobile users, don’t see the live chat? Tap here. The chat window is open, submit your questions now. Thanks for dropping by the chat everybody. Now get back to work! Or even…