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10 NASCAR legends you wouldn’t want to fight – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

No disrespect to today’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers, but most of them don’t come across as brawlers.  As a group, today’s racers are far more physically fit than the drivers of yesteryear, although with few exceptions, they aren’t exactly an intimidating lot. In honor of Sunday’s contretemps between Joey Logano and Kyle Busch following the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Moto Speedway, we thought about some…

The most annoying ‘unwritten rule’ in every major sport – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Two things that are generally frowned upon when you’ve got a decent lead in a football game are going for two-point conversions and going for it on fourth down. The latter is more confusing, though, because if you believe you have a good chance to keep possession of the ball by going for it on fourth down, why wouldn’t you? Some may say it’s disrespectful to go for it on…

WATCH: Crazy, ugly soccer brawl breaks out in Brazil involving fans and police – CBS sports.com (blog)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

When you think of Brazilian soccer, you think passion, a beautiful style of play and a touch on the ball that is matched by nobody.  That is exactly the opposite of what happened this weekend in the match between Gama and Brasiliense of the local league of the Brazilian capital of Brasilia. There was a brawl between players, fans got involved and as did the authorities. Take a look. That’s…

The most annoying ‘unwritten rule’ in every major sport – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Two things that are generally frowned upon when you’ve got a decent lead in a football game are going for two-point conversions and going for it on fourth down. The latter is more confusing, though, because if you believe you have a good chance to keep possession of the ball by going for it on fourth down, why wouldn’t you? Some may say it’s disrespectful to go for it on…

What’s a NASCAR fight good for? – Yahoo Sports

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Non-NASCAR fans have no idea that Martin Truex Jr. won Sunday’s race at Las Vegas thanks to Brad Keselowski’s wounded car with two laps to go. But there’s a decent chance those fans know there was a tussle after the race, even if those fans don’t know who Kyle Busch and Joey Logano are. So it goes for NASCAR, a niche sport that moves to the mainstream of general interest…

The most annoying ‘unwritten rule’ in every major sport – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Two things that are generally frowned upon when you’ve got a decent lead in a football game are going for two-point conversions and going for it on fourth down. The latter is more confusing, though, because if you believe you have a good chance to keep possession of the ball by going for it on fourth down, why wouldn’t you? Some may say it’s disrespectful to go for it on…

Mexico Protests Ruling Knocking It Out of World Baseball Classic – New York Times

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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Fantasy baseball position primer: Shortstop offers incredible amount of young talent – Sports Illustrated

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The longest MVP drought by position in the majors belongs to shortstop, which hasn’t seen one of its own claim the honor since Jimmy Rollins in 2007. Every position in the American League, meanwhile, has won an MVP award since Alex Rodriguez last claimed it for shortstops in 2003 as a member of the Rangers. It has been a tough decade for the game’s most important defensive position. That…

The most annoying ‘unwritten rule’ in every major sport – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Two things that are generally frowned upon when you’ve got a decent lead in a football game are going for two-point conversions and going for it on fourth down. The latter is more confusing, though, because if you believe you have a good chance to keep possession of the ball by going for it on fourth down, why wouldn’t you? Some may say it’s disrespectful to go for it on…

NASCAR Already Uses The Solution To Its Noise ‘Problem’ – Jalopnik

Monday, March 13, 2017

Crew chief Cole Pearn wearing the high-tech, state-of-the-art chatting device. Photo credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images NASCAR recently proposed turning down the volume on the cars to let people talk to each other, but there are better ways to do this without killing off part of the experience. I’m talking about the magical invention known as a headset, and NASCAR should rent them out to chatty fans instead of messing with…

10 NASCAR legends you wouldn’t want to fight – FOXSports.com

Monday, March 13, 2017

No disrespect to today’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers, but most of them don’t come across as brawlers.  As a group, today’s racers are far more physically fit than the drivers of yesteryear, although with few exceptions, they aren’t exactly an intimidating lot. In honor of Sunday’s contretemps between Joey Logano and Kyle Busch following the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Moto Speedway, we thought about some…

What’s a NASCAR fight good for? – Yahoo Sports

Monday, March 13, 2017

Non-NASCAR fans have no idea that Martin Truex Jr. won Sunday’s race at Las Vegas thanks to Brad Keselowski’s wounded car with two laps to go. But there’s a decent chance those fans know there was a tussle after the race, even if those fans don’t know who Kyle Busch and Joey Logano are. So it goes for NASCAR, a niche sport that moves to the mainstream of general interest…

Eighth overtime’s the charm: Norwegian hockey teams play marathon game – The Guardian

Monday, March 13, 2017

Joakim Jensen finally ended what is believed to be the longest game in hockey history, scoring in the eighth overtime in the Norwegian League playoffs. More than 8 1/2 hours after the game started and after 217 minutes, 14 seconds of play Jensen broke through to give the Storhamar Dragons a 2-1 victory over the Sparta Warriors early Monday morning. The game ended at 2.32am. Joakim Jensen’s goal ended the…

Eight overtimes and more than eight hours: Quite possibly the longest hockey game ever played – Washington Post

Monday, March 13, 2017

Yes, there were fans remaining to celebrate when Joakim Jensen scored to give Storhamar a 2-1 victory after eight overtimes. (Fredrik Olastuen/EPA) When Joakim Jensen finally put the puck in the net, giving the Storhamar Dragons a hard-earned victory over the Sparta Warriors, it would have been entirely understandable if everyone, from the fans to the players to the broadcasters to the refs, had just collapsed, grateful tears as they…

NASCAR Already Uses The Solution To Its Noise ‘Problem’ – Jalopnik

Monday, March 13, 2017

Crew chief Cole Pearn wearing the high-tech, state-of-the-art chatting device. Photo credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images NASCAR recently proposed turning down the volume on the cars to let people talk to each other, but there are better ways to do this without killing off part of the experience. I’m talking about the magical invention known as a headset, and NASCAR should rent them out to chatty fans instead of messing with…

NASCAR official: Punishment unlikely for Kyle Busch and Joey Logano after pit-road fight – USA TODAY

Monday, March 13, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Check out the brawl between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano following their collision at the Kobalt 400 in Las Vegas. Video credit: Jeff Gluck. USA TODAY Sports Kyle Busch walks away with a bloody forehead after a scuffle with Joey Logano and his crew on pit road in Las Vegas.(Photo: Chris Graythen, Getty Images) Kyle Busch’s confrontation with Joey Logano and Logano’s crew after the…

NASCAR’s France taking racing in new direction – AZCentral.com

Monday, March 13, 2017

NASCAR chairman and ceo Brian France speaks to the press before the Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Nov. 20, 2016.(Photo: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports) Brian France, the third-generation NASCAR chairman, was an early supporter of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. That made a few of his corporate partners unhappy, most vocally, Truck Series’ title patron Marcus Lemonis, who’s also sponsor of Sunday’s Camping World 500 at Phoenix International Raceway….

Minnesota’s All-Hockey Hair 2017 video is here. Of course it’s required viewing. – City Pages

Monday, March 13, 2017

Look no further than last week’s Minnesota boys’ state high school hockey tournament, where cascading mullets, flowing locks, and attempted mustaches have become a tradition as rich as the hockey itself.  Every year, Edina-born ad exec John King assembles a compilation of the best follicle action at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center. The 2017 All-Hockey Hair supercut, currently skating at 120,000-plus views, is destined for viral fame, just like its predecessors. The video isn’t…

World Baseball Classic second-round power rankings – ESPN (blog)

Monday, March 13, 2017

11:41 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Have you been watching the World Baseball Classic? Why not?!?!?! The games have been dramatic, joyous, tense and about a billion times more interesting than watching the Padres and A’s in Peoria. Examples? Sure, we have a few: • Italy stunned Mexico with a five-run rally in the ninth inning off Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna. • Israel went…