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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s last run at Talladega will start from the front – ESPN

Sunday, October 15, 2017

1:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Dale Earnhardt Jr. has announced that he will retire from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after the 2017 season. As the Hendrick Motorsports driver prepares to climb into the race car for the final time at each track — or at least likely for the last time, as he has left the door open for possible one-off races…

MLB playoffs: Joe Maddon ejected after overturned call, saw ‘a great baseball play’ – Sporting News

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Joe Maddon was ejected in the seventh inning of Saturday’s 5-2 loss against the Dodgers after a controversial call was overturned against the Cubs. Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner hit a single into left field. Shortstop Charlie Culberson raced around third base to force a play at home plate. He was initially ruled out having never actually touched the plate, but the play was reviewed and overturned because Cubs catcher…

Sky Sports presenter David Tanner opens up about shock departure after 18 years – Mirror.co.uk

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Football presenter and TV host David Tanner has spoken for the first time about his shock departure from Sky Sports , report the Daily Record. The 45-year-old has been replaced by Hayley McQueen after 18 years fronting the station’s Scottish football coverage. He broke his silence on being dropped – and revealed he’s been bombarded by texts and calls from gutted players including Celtic skipper Scott Brown. The star’s sudden…

Now a German soccer team is kneeling – New York Post

Sunday, October 15, 2017

BERLIN — Hertha Berlin nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga home game on Saturday. “We wanted to make a stand against racism,” Hertha captain Per Skjelbred said after their 2-0 loss to Schalke. Hertha’s starting lineup linked arms and took a knee on the pitch, while Pal Dardai’s coaching staff, general manager Michael Preetz, club officials and substitutes took a knee off it…

MLB playoffs: Joe Maddon ejected after overturned call, saw ‘a great baseball play’ – Sporting News

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Joe Maddon was ejected in the seventh inning of Saturday’s 5-2 loss against the Dodgers after a controversial call was overturned against the Cubs. Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner hit a single into left field. Shortstop Charlie Culberson raced around third base to force a play at home plate. He was initially ruled out having never actually touched the plate, but the play was reviewed and overturned because Cubs catcher…

Yasiel Puig Sparks Dodgers Again in NLCS Game 1 Win Over Cubs – Sports Illustrated

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The rematch between last year’s National League Championship Series participants, this time with the Dodgers as the 104-win juggernaut that had at one point elicited comparisons to history’s greatest squads, opened at Dodger Stadium with a duel between southpaws. Neither a well-rested Clayton Kershaw nor a barely-rested Jose Quintana figured in the final outcome, however, as the Dodgers’ ace showed more rust than rest, and the Cubs’ crosstown import ran…

NASCAR Talladega 2017 qualifying results: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins Alabama 500 pole – SB Nation

Sunday, October 15, 2017

You didn’t need to look at the scoring pylon to tell you who was fastest — the loud cheer emanating from the grandstand told exactly which driver had topped qualifying Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway. In his final race at the track where he’s won six times and is revered among fans, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is seeking a final win before he retires at the end of the current Monster Energy…

German Soccer Team Kneels in Solidarity With NFL Players’ Protests – New York Times

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Photo Players of Hertha Berlin knelt before their German Bundesliga soccer match against Schalke in Berlin on Saturday to show solidarity with N.F.L. players who have protested against social injustice. Credit Michael Sohn/Associated Press BERLIN — Hertha Berlin nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga home game on Saturday. Hertha’s starting lineup linked arms and took a knee on the soccer field, while Pal…

Bad Child Spared Demonization By Replay Call – Deadspin

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Image via Tim Burke/GMG Reasonable people may disagree about whether spectators should be bringing baseball gloves to professional baseball games. Is it lame? Probably not, so long as you are a child. But even if you are a child, there is one thing you for sure should not be doing at a professional baseball game: you should not be reaching anywhere near the wall to snag a live ball. This…

Former Clemson baseball player in critical condition – Greenville News

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Blake Holliday.(Photo: Clemson Baseball) A former Clemson baseball player is in critical condition following a four-wheeler accident Thursday afternoon, a Greenville Memorial Hospital spokesperson confirmed Saturday. Blake Holliday, a pitcher on the Clemson baseball team in 2017, was airlifted to the hospital following an accident on Major and Rube Ashely roads in Belton, according to Dudley Brown, spokesperson for the hospital, and Anderson County dispatch.  The call came in Thursday around 2:51 p.m., dispatchers said. Holliday…

Astros Elude the Yankees’ Grasp Again, Winning Game 2 in the 9th – New York Times

Sunday, October 15, 2017

In the two games here, both 2-1 defeats, they managed just one run in 16 innings against the Astros’ starting pitchers: Dallas Keuchel and Verlander. Though Verlander had been cuffed around in two trips to the World Series with Detroit, he has an extensive record of dominating performances in big October moments — including Game 5 shutouts of the Oakland A’s that decided two division series. And he has been…

No billy goat or ‘Bambino’ but Washingtonians wonder if baseball team is jinxed – Baltimore Sun

Sunday, October 15, 2017

In the early hours of Friday the 13th in the 13th season of the Nationals in Washington, you could hardly blame even the team’s most sensible fans for wondering if something had gone cosmically awry with a club that has mastered the art of merely getting close. Unlike some other cities, Washington has no cute anecdotes about baseball jinxes – no “Curse of the Bambino,” no billy goats said to…

Spectators’ injury lawsuits against ballclubs face legal hurdles such … – Chicago Tribune

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Juanita DeJesus never saw the ball coming. DeJesus was sitting along the first base line at a 2009 minor-league baseball game in Gary, Ind., when an infield fly struck her in the face just as she looked up to spot the ball. The impact broke several bones in her face and resulted in permanent blindness in her left eye. Her injuries were strikingly similar to those recently suffered by John…

Stink In Sports – Deadspin

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Photo: Orlando/Three Lions/Getty Images Good news for the crowd that wants to stick to sports. Gizmodo Media Group illustrator Sam Woolley joined me for an episode all about the messes that plague the sporting person. The topic provided an excuse to mine the Ask a Clean Person files to find out which activity generates the most queries. I wasn’t at all surprised—although you might be—to learn that hockey has inspired…

Former Clemson baseball player Blake Holliday in critical condition after accident – Greenville News

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Blake Holliday.(Photo: Clemson Baseball) A former Clemson baseball player is in critical condition following a four-wheeler accident Thursday afternoon, a Greenville Memorial Hospital spokesperson confirmed Saturday. Blake Holliday, a pitcher on the Clemson baseball team in 2017, was airlifted to the hospital following an accident on Major and Rube Ashely roads in Belton, according to Dudley Brown, spokesperson for the hospital, and Anderson County dispatch.  The call came in Thursday around 2:51 p.m., dispatchers said. Holliday…

No billy goat or ‘Bambino’ but Washingtonians wonder if baseball team is jinxed – Baltimore Sun

Saturday, October 14, 2017

In the early hours of Friday the 13th in the 13th season of the Nationals in Washington, you could hardly blame even the team’s most sensible fans for wondering if something had gone cosmically awry with a club that has mastered the art of merely getting close. Unlike some other cities, Washington has no cute anecdotes about baseball jinxes – no “Curse of the Bambino,” no billy goats said to…

Weekend Hot Clicks: Syracuse Shocks Clemson; Soccer Players Kneel in Germany; Sarah Scotford – Sports Illustrated

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Foe the first time in college football history, two-top-10 teams lost on the same Friday night. Plus, we say hello to the lovely Sarah Scotford.  College Football Chaos For the first time in college football history, two top-10 teams lost on the same Friday night. Syracuse shocked Clemson, and for the second time in three weeks, #Pac12AfterDark took another top-10 victim, during which Cal QB Ross Bowers nearly completed a…

Friday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Saturday, October 14, 2017

COLLEGE SPORTS North Carolina can move forward, closing one of the most embarrassing chapters in the school’s history now that the long-running NCAA academic case has ended with UNC facing no penalty. Still, even with what had to be the best possible outcome – a weight being lifted that has loomed over the Chapel Hill campus for years – school officials greeted the news more with cautious relief than exuberance….

Butch Jones on firing line after living up to ‘Botch’ nickname in South Carolina loss – CBSSports.com

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Tennessee, it’s time. It’s time to embrace your future, forget about the past and move on from coach Butch Jones. If getting shellacked 41-0 by Georgia two weeks ago at Neyland Stadium wasn’t enough to force Jones out during the bye week, Saturday’s 15-9 loss to South Carolina should do the trick.  Jones is now 0-4 against Will Muschamp during his Tennessee career, including last season’s upset when the Vols…

Dodgers remove Corey Seager from NLCS roster vs. Cubs with back injury – CBSSports.com

Saturday, October 14, 2017

When the 2017 NLCS begins Saturday night, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will not be part of the action. The club announced their NLCS roster Saturday afternoon and it did not include Seager, who is dealing with a back injury. Charlie Culberson replaced Seager on the roster for the series against the Cubs. By leaving Seager off the NLCS roster, the Dodgers will be able to reactivate him for the World Series, should they…