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SI’s 2017 Preseason All-America Team – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Wednesday’s Hot Clicks: Krystle Lina; Professional Tag Is the Next Great Sport – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Professional tag is the next great sport The first sport everyone learns to play is tag. You chase your friend. They chase you. Then you go inside and watch cartoons. The people at World Chase Tag have different ideas and see tag as the next great sport. I’m not sure how popular it’ll get, but I’d definitely check it out if it was on ESPN The Ocho. ESPN didn’t totally…

Martin Truex, Jr., Furniture Row Racing, close to clinching NASCAR’s regular-season title – The Denver Post

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

NASCAR points leader Martin Truex Jr., driver of the Denver-built No. 78 Toyota of Furniture Row Racing, is close to clinching the regular-season title and add to his playoff-point-leading total when the postseason begins Sept. 17 at Chicago. Truex, who has finished first and second in the last two races, has a 129-point lead over second place Kyle Larson heading into Saturday’s night race at Bristol, Tenn., the 24th race…

Why it’s absurd to think NASCAR drivers would let a teammate win, according to Martin Truex Jr. – For The Win

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

There are multiple ways to interpret the idea of NASCAR being a team sport. There is an individual car’s team – including the driver, crew chief, pit crew and so on – but there’s also the larger racing team, which serves as an umbrella over all the cars the company may field. Members of the individual car’s team, say Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 78 Toyota crew, will do anything to…

The Unlikely Resurgence Of Baseball’s Aces – FiveThirtyEight

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This baseball season seems to have the makings of an unpleasant one for pitchers. Hitters are focusing on hitting deep fly balls, and more of them are leaving the yard than ever before, possibly thanks to a batch of baseballs that are bouncier than usual. As a result, scoring has increased to 4.65 runs per game, the highest it’s been since 2008. But despite all of that, star hurlers are…

Hoffenheim 1-2 Liverpool – BBC News

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Trent Alexander-Arnold (second from right) was starting his ninth game for Liverpool Liverpool will take a one-goal advantage back to Anfield for the second leg of their Champions League play-off tie with Hoffenheim after Trent Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick and an own goal earned them a hard-fought victory in Germany. Rookie full-back Alexander-Arnold demonstrated a cutting edge lacking in some of his more experienced team-mates with an expertly taken set-piece that found…

ESPN’s Auction Puts The Racial Dynamics Of Fantasy Sports On Full Display – HuffPost

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ninety percent of fantasy sports players, in fact, are white, and 80 percent are men, the association reports. Nearly 80 percent are college graduates, and their average annual income is $92,000. Of the estimated 42 million people who played fantasy sports in 2014, 70 percent said their preferred game was football, according to the association’s numbers.

Ryan Atkin Is First Openly Gay Professional in English Soccer – NBC … – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

LONDON — A small league soccer pitch in a British coastal town seems an unlikely setting for a giant step forward in soccer equality. But when Ryan Atkin steps onto the field at Eastbourne Borough Tuesday, he will become the first openly gay man in English professional soccer — a sign of how far the sport lags behind others in overcoming homophobia despite its vast wealth and corporate support. The…

Why it’s absurd to think NASCAR drivers would let a teammate win, according to Martin Truex Jr. – For The Win

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

There are multiple ways to interpret the idea of NASCAR being a team sport. There is an individual car’s team – including the driver, crew chief, pit crew and so on – but there’s also the larger racing team, which serves as an umbrella over all the cars the company may field. Members of the individual car’s team, say Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 78 Toyota crew, will do anything to…

Gallery: 2017 NASCAR Southern 500 throwback paint schemes – Autoweek

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Two years ago, Darlington Raceway added a unique aspect to the Southern 500. In addition to reviving its Labor Day weekend date after an unpopular stint in the spring, NASCAR celebrated the return of a stock car tradition by hosting a throwback weekend. The first two events were widely popular, with fans (in throwback regalia) returning in droves to the venerable South Carolina speedway. During that time, many…

Minneapolis to seek World Cup soccer at US Bank Stadium – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  Minneapolis is getting into the running to play host to World Cup soccer. U.S. Bank Stadium, the 63,000-seat home of the Vikings, is one of 49 stadiums in consideration to host 2026 FIFA World Cup matches, the United Bid Committee of the United States, Mexico and Canada announced Tuesday. Sports Minneapolis, a marketing arm of Meet Minneapolis, has already announced its intention to pursue the opportunity. “Minneapolis and U.S….

WATCH: Céline Dion Is Living Her Best Life at Son René-Charles’ Hockey Game – PEOPLE.com

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Céline Dion: Grammy-winning singer, fashion icon and now, enthusiastic hockey mom. The star, 49, was spotted Monday at a private hockey game in Terrebonne, Quebec — where she cheered on her 16-year-old son René-Charles Angélil. Dressed in a hockey jersey with “Angelil” written across the back, Dion looked like the proudest of mothers. In a video captured by Instagram user Maximilien, Dion can even be seen standing on her feet in the stands…

The Unlikely Resurgence Of Baseball’s Aces – FiveThirtyEight

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This baseball season seems to have the makings of an unpleasant one for pitchers. Hitters are focusing on hitting deep fly balls, and more of them are leaving the yard than ever before, possibly thanks to a batch of baseballs that are bouncier than usual. As a result, scoring has increased to 4.65 runs per game, the highest it’s been since 2008. But despite all of that, star hurlers are…

ESPN’s Auction Puts The Racial Dynamics Of Fantasy Sports On Full Display – HuffPost

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ninety percent of fantasy sports players, in fact, are white, and 80 percent are men, the association reports. Nearly 80 percent are college graduates, and their average annual income is $92,000. Of the estimated 42 million people who played fantasy sports in 2014, 70 percent said their preferred game was football, according to the association’s numbers.

Why it’s absurd to think NASCAR drivers would let a teammate win, according to Martin Truex Jr. – For The Win

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

There are multiple ways to interpret the idea of NASCAR being a team sport. There is an individual car’s team – including the driver, crew chief, pit crew and so on – but there’s also the larger racing team, which serves as an umbrella over all the cars the company may field. Members of the individual car’s team, say Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 78 Toyota crew, will do anything to…

The Unlikely Resurgence Of Baseball’s Aces – FiveThirtyEight

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This baseball season seems to have the makings of an unpleasant one for pitchers. Hitters are focusing on hitting deep fly balls, and more of them are leaving the yard than ever before, possibly thanks to a batch of baseballs that are bouncier than usual. As a result, scoring has increased to 4.65 runs per game, the highest it’s been since 2008. But despite all of that, star hurlers are…

ESPN’s Auction Puts The Racial Dynamics Of Fantasy Sports On Full Display – HuffPost

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ninety percent of fantasy sports players, in fact, are white, and 80 percent are men, the association reports. Nearly 80 percent are college graduates, and their average annual income is $92,000. Of the estimated 42 million people who played fantasy sports in 2014, 70 percent said their preferred game was football, according to the association’s numbers.

Hotel asks Jewish guests to shower before swimming – New York Post

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Swiss hotel singled out Jewish guests and told them they had to shower before stepping into the pool — prompting outcry from Israel and Jewish advocacy groups Tuesday. “To our Jewish Guests, Please take a shower before you go swimming. If you break the rules, I am forced to cloes (sic) the swimming pool for you. Thank you for your understanding,” said the sign, posted at the Paradies Arosa…

Why it’s absurd to think NASCAR drivers would let a teammate win, according to Martin Truex Jr. – For The Win

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

There are multiple ways to interpret the idea of NASCAR being a team sport. There is an individual car’s team – including the driver, crew chief, pit crew and so on – but there’s also the larger racing team, which serves as an umbrella over all the cars the company may field. Members of the individual car’s team, say Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 78 Toyota crew, will do anything to…