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NASCAR’s Driver Only Broadcast Team Next Month Could Be Great Or A Big Mess – Jalopnik

Monday, May 22, 2017

Danica Patrick, the Hollywood Hotel broadcaster for the June race at Pocono Raceway, being interviewed by ESPN back in 2012—when the network actually covered NASCAR. Photo credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for True Speed Communication In June, things are going to get pretty weird in NASCAR broadcasting. For the first time, the entire broadcast team will be active drivers—the booth, the pit-road reporters and everyone else. Fox Sports, the broadcaster for…

Phil McNulty: Premier League end-of-season report – BBC Sport

Monday, May 22, 2017

<!– “Chelsea – Premier League thoroughbreds and deserved champions” Chelsea – 1st <!– Chelsea captain John Terry said farewell during Chelsea’s final game of the season on Sunday Premier League thoroughbreds and deserved champions. Brilliantly managed by Antonio Conte in his first season at the club – addressed early failings with tactical acumen, repaired a broken squad and got Chelsea’s best players playing again. McNulty’s pre-season prediction: 3rd What he…

New Jersey to vote on bill to regulate daily fantasy sports – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Monday, May 22, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. — Lawmakers in New Jersey are set to vote on legislation to regulate and tax daily fantasy sports. The Democrat-led Assembly is scheduled to vote Monday on a bill that would impose a quarterly fee of 10.5 percent of gross revenues on daily fantasy sports providers. The measure calls for the Division of Consumer Affairs to issue permits to fantasy sports operators including casino licensees and racetracks. The…

LV Sports Hall of Fame becomes a new state chapter – Allentown Morning Call

Monday, May 22, 2017

More than 200 people attended the Lehigh Valley Sports Hall of Fame banquet Saturday night at the Northampton Community Center and while recognizing 22 new members including Mario Andretti and the late Darryl Dawkins, the LVSHOF had an announcement to make. Ed White, the organization’s chairman, said the LVSHOF has been sanctioned as the new Lehigh Valley-Pocono Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of…

Marcus Smart’s career night and Avery Bradley’s game-winner saved the Celtics – Yahoo Sports

Monday, May 22, 2017

After two straight blowouts to begin the Eastern Conference finals and the news that inured Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas will miss the remainder of the series, the Cleveland Cavaliers entered Game 3 on Sunday as 16.5-point favorites — a spread you’ll rarely even see so high in the regular season. It took all of 23:39 for the Cavs to build a lead big enough to cover that 17-point margin, and they…

NASCAR’s Driver Only Broadcast Team Next Month Could Be Great Or A Big Mess – Jalopnik

Monday, May 22, 2017

Danica Patrick, the Hollywood Hotel broadcaster for the June race at Pocono Raceway, being interviewed by ESPN back in 2012—when the network actually covered NASCAR. Photo credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for True Speed Communication In June, things are going to get pretty weird in NASCAR broadcasting. For the first time, the entire broadcast team will be active drivers—the booth, the pit-road reporters and everyone else. Fox Sports, the broadcaster for…

Race fans will know the last names of these N.C. teens on the NASCAR Next watch list – Charlotte Observer

Monday, May 22, 2017

Teen NASCAR drivers Harrison Burton and Todd Gilliland are both from North Carolina and are sons of men who raced at the Cup Series level. The pair both started racing cars at age 5, when many children are learning to ride a bicycle. Now Burton, 16, and Gilliland, 17, are members of the 2017 NASCAR Next class, a watch list of nine rising stars climbing the NASCAR ladder. “The NASCAR…

Sweden beats Canada to win ice hockey world title – BBC News

Monday, May 22, 2017

Image copyright EPA Image caption It is Sweden’s 10th world title Sweden has won the ice hockey world championship, beating favourites Canada in a dramatic penalty shootout. The teams were tied at 1-1 after three periods in Cologne, Germany, with Victor Hedman scoring for the Swedes and Canada’s Ryan O’Reilly equalising. The overtime brought no goals, but the Scandinavians then were twice on target in the shootout, while the North…

‘Baywatch’ babe Kelly Rohrbach loves beating dudes at sports – New York Post

Monday, May 22, 2017

Kelly Rohrbach has one very big advantage when it comes to conquering Hollywood: her backswing. It turns out the 5-foot-9 model and actress, who is stepping into Pamela Anderson’s red swimsuit in the “Baywatch” movie in theaters Thursday, is an ace on the golf course. “I love to go out there and beat the guys,” Rohrbach told The Post. “It’s kind of an ego boost. “Golf [has been] a big…

A national lottery to help fund the future of Australian sport has been touted by the Federal Government. – ABC Online

Monday, May 22, 2017

Updated May 22, 2017 12:01:47 Photo: Grassroots and junior participation is a focus of the Federal Government’s National Sport Plan. (ABC News: Jonathon Gul) A national lottery to help fund the future of Australian sport has been touted by the Federal Government. The idea is not a new one, having been first floated in 1979, but Federal Sports Minister Greg Hunt says it is now something he has…

Predictions for WWE Backlash – FOXSports.com

Monday, May 22, 2017

On paper, this looks like a squash match. You have the current SmackDown Women’s Champion, the inaugural champ, and the most decorated female performer in WWE history (already) forming a dream team against a relatively unproven group.  The Welcoming Committee scored the surprise victory last Tuesday leading into Backlash, but it will take some dastardly heel tactics to overcome Naomi, Lynch and Charlotte on Sunday. Pick: Naomi, Charlotte…

NASCAR’s Driver-Only Broadcast Team Next Month Could Be Great Or A Big Mess – Jalopnik

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Danica Patrick, the Hollywood Hotel broadcaster for the June race at Pocono Raceway, being interviewed by ESPN back in 2012—when the network actually covered NASCAR. Photo credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for True Speed Communication In June, things are going to get pretty weird in NASCAR broadcasting. For the first time, the entire broadcast team will be active drivers—the booth, the pit-road reporters and everyone else. Fox Sports, the broadcaster for…

Nine months after the Rio Olympics, a new problem emerges — defective medals – Chicago Tribune

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Rio Olympics experienced their fair share of problems last summer (green pool water, controversial boxing judges, basic plumbing). Now nearly nine months after the Games ended, it looks like organizers in Rio de Janeiro are still experiencing some hiccups. The latest issue has to do with medals handed out to more than 130 winners – they’re rusting, chipping or as Agence France-Presse put it, “falling to pieces.” “We’re seeing…

Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Returns – NHL.com

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Pens looked like their old selves in a completely authoritative 7-0 victory in Game 5 against the Senators on Sunday afternoon at PPG Paints Arena to take a 3-2 series lead. Now Pittsburgh has an opportunity to close out the series and repeat as conferences champions in Game 6 in Ottawa on Tuesday night – becoming the first team to win back-to-back East titles since, well, the Penguins in…

This May Be The Insane NASCAR Save Of The Year – Jalopnik

Sunday, May 21, 2017

GIF via NASCAR How Trevor Bayne kept his car on the pavement and out of the wall in Saturday night’s Monster Energy Open race, I still don’t know. Trevor Bayne’s No. 6 car was sent into a crazy rollercoaster of countersteer after Danica Patrick’s No. 10 made contact with his left-rear fender during Saturday’s race before the All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The save is so impressive, it’s a…

Sergio Pettis vs. Brandon Moreno headlines UFC’s return to Mexico – FOXSports.com

Sunday, May 21, 2017

A new flyweight title contender could be crowned when Sergio Pettis meets Brandon Moreno in the main event at UFC Fight Night in Mexico City on August 5. UFC officials announced the new matchup on Sunday. #UFCMexico Main Event ready to go! @sergiopettis vs @theassassinbaby will go for 5 rounds in 🇲🇽🎟🎟🎟 ON SALE JUNE 9: https://t.co/YvVRh5alOp pic.twitter.com/JhqtujRRu1 — UFC (@ufc) May 21, 2017 Pettis (15-2) was originally scheduled to…

All-Star Race an A for effort, D- for results – ESPN

Sunday, May 21, 2017

11:56 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CONCORD, N.C. — On the 25th anniversary of an incredible evening of racing dubbed “One Hot Night,” NASCAR tried to do something to rekindle the dramatics for its all-star event. It didn’t get it. The 2017 version of the Monster Energy All-Star Race will go down in history as “One Hot Blight.” Kyle Busch pockets $1M with All-Star triumph…

Swiss cycling team staff banned from Tour of California for dumping … – Washington Post

Sunday, May 21, 2017

“Caught the [Swiss team] Katusha-Alpecin … dumping raw sewage from their RV on the side of highway 330,” the YouTube account of Ryan Patrick Early captioned the video, which appears to show two men outside an RV spraying liquid on the ground. Early noted the highway where the men allegedly emptied their team’s septic tank runs adjacent to “running springs,” and that they tried to hide their misdeed by spraying it…

Kyle Busch wins NASCAR’s All-Star race at Charlotte for the first time – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Kyle Busch used a bold three-wide pass for the lead Saturday night to win NASCAR’s annual All-Star race for the first time. Although the race does not count in the standings, it was Busch‘s first Cup victory of the season and first at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch also won the Truck Series race Friday night, but the victory Saturday was worth a cool $1 million. Busch dove low around Brad…