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Swiss cycling team staff banned from Tour of California for dumping septic tank waste along highway – 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…

Coughlin over Parcells? Ranking best coaches in NY sports history – New York Post

Sunday, May 21, 2017

There are few managers or coaches in recent memory who have gotten the town talking the way Terry Collins has, and does, sometimes in good ways, often in bad ways, always in interesting ways. Saturday, he managed the 1,013th game of his tenure as a Met, one more than Davey Johnson — and maybe a good 500 or 600 more than most folks would’ve set as the “over” when he…

The Preakness Stakes’ Woodlawn Vase: The Most Expensive Trophy in American Sports? – NBC Chicago

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The owner of the horse that wins this weekend’s Preakness Stakes will get an oversized floral garland, 15 minutes of fame and a copy of a storied trophy that’s said to be the most valuable in American sports. The Woodlawn Vase, an ornate, Tiffany-designed solid sterling silver piece dating back to 1860 is touted as “the most expensive trophy in American sports” by Preakness officials. A 1983 insurance appraisal valued…

‘Brockmire’ is funny, obscene, but what are best sports TV shows ever? – Allentown Morning Call

Sunday, May 21, 2017

It’s tough to beat actual sports for entertainment. Yet television continues to try and, as is traditional in sports, success is hard-won. Actually, it’s more like Chicago sports than that: Very few succeed, and most might as well write off their entire season after just a few weeks. There will be a list here of the best scripted sports series, or at least the start of some arguments about these…

Short-handed Spurs fight, but Kevin Durant carries Warriors to 3-0 lead – Yahoo Sports

Sunday, May 21, 2017

After a Game 2 beatdown at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said he was disappointed with his team’s effort after losing superstar forward Kawhi Leonard, and that come “Game 3, I expect to see a different team.” He got what he expected on Saturday night. It just didn’t matter. [Follow Ball Don’t Lie on social media: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook…

Saturday Sports: NBA Finals, Tom Brady’s Concussions – NPR

Sunday, May 21, 2017

SCOTT SIMON, HOST: And it’s time for sports. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) SIMON: Could three be a charm for one of two teams, not to mention fans? Howard Bryant of espn.com and ESPN the Magazine joins us now. Good morning, Howard. HOWARD BRYANT, BYLINE: Good morning, Scott. How are you? SIMON: How am I? Well, listen… BRYANT: Are you better than the Boston Celtics? SIMON: Well, I don’t want to make…

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…

Nine months after the Rio Olympics, a new problem emerges — defective medals – Washington Post

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The gold, silver and bronze Olympic and paralympic medals for the Rio Olympics started off nice and shiny. (Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images) 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…

Saturday Sports: NBA Finals, Tom Brady’s Concussions – NPR

Sunday, May 21, 2017

SCOTT SIMON, HOST: And it’s time for sports. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) SIMON: Could three be a charm for one of two teams, not to mention fans? Howard Bryant of espn.com and ESPN the Magazine joins us now. Good morning, Howard. HOWARD BRYANT, BYLINE: Good morning, Scott. How are you? SIMON: How am I? Well, listen… BRYANT: Are you better than the Boston Celtics? SIMON: Well, I don’t want to make…

At least one Premier League club is planning to charge Sky Sports and BT Sport for manager and player interviews – Mirror.co.uk

Sunday, May 21, 2017

At least one Premier League club is hatching a plan to charge stakeholders such as Sky Sports and BT Sport for manager and player interviews. Commercial chiefs at a top-six side want to deny broadcasters the free access they currently get to their star names unless they are willing to pay for the privilege. Sky are stumping up £4.1billion for five of the seven live packages in the current domestic…

Explaining Enes Kanter’s airport detention and why it’s so serious – FOXSports.com

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Since the 2016 coup attempt, Erdogan has been effectively running a reverse coup.  Followers of Gülen have been rooted out of all levels of the state — the government claimed that 70,000 were processed as part for their involvement with the coup attempt. The government also released nearly 40,000 prisoners to make room for those arrested for their perceived roles in the coup — a group of people who…

Boys swimming player of the year – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Why Northwestern: I had a lot of choices to make. UGA, UVA, Northwestern, etc. I did not even see Northwestern coming. I went on my trip, the last trip I took, as an official visit. I ended up making the decision because a lot of my family lives there and it is just a great campus and a great team. I feel like I could be a leader because we…

Moonshine and NASCAR: a history of speed – Knoxville News Sentinel

Saturday, May 20, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share The sport’s tradition is laced with stories of moonshine drivers. Tyler Whetstone/USA Today Network – Tennessee Junior Johnson helps tune a souped-up engine that was used in cars that delivered moonshine in the rural Southern U.S. in the early 1950s.(Photo: Courtesy of the NASCAR Hall of Fame) Moonshine and racing … so go the tall tales of the beginnings of NASCAR. Mountain men taking souped-up…

Swell, Turning, Swimming with Seals review – the new wave of women’s waterbiographies – The Guardian

Saturday, May 20, 2017

What’s with all the water? As if a tide has turned or a hand has dragged through a lake to make a ripple, here come a wave of books on swimming in lakes, in the sea, in lidos. Each is by a woman who becomes a swimmer. Each is also about a kind of redemption. And snacks. Swimmers always have snacks. To borrow Jenny Landreth’s inspired subtitle, all three are…

Everything you need to know for the NASCAR All-Star Race – FOXSports.com

Saturday, May 20, 2017

It’ll be a busy day of festivities around the All-Star Race with Justin Moore performing a pre-race concert and Machine Gun Kelly performing post-race. The Grand Marshal is Triple Crown winning jockey, Victor Espinoza. Professional bull rider, J.B. Mauney will wave the green flag. The honorary pace car driver will be 12-time Motocross/Supercross champion, Ricky Carmichael.

NASCAR All-Star drivers say ‘Option’ tires are faster, but by how much? For how long? – Charlotte Observer

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pit members wheeled stacks of customary yellow-lettered Goodyear tires throughout the Charlotte Motor Speedway infield on Friday afternoon. Then they parked them next to pillars of unfamiliar, green-lettered tires. [MISTAKES HAPPEN: Goofs clear way for Kyle Larson to take pole] [SATURDAY’S LINEUP: NASCAR All-Star Race] Friday’s opening practice for the NASCAR All-Star Race marked the much-anticipated debut of the faster “Option” tires that drivers can use in Saturday’s race, with…

Friday’s Sports In Brief – Washington Times

Saturday, May 20, 2017

NBA BOSTON (AP) – An NBA playoff-record, 41-point halftime lead. A franchise record for total points. A 13th consecutive playoff win, tying another league record. And LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers can still do better. Cleveland steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Minutes after the NBA announced the three finalists for the MVP award – and James wasn’t among them…

Premiership semi-final: Wasps 21-20 Leicester Tigers – BBC Sport

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Josh Bassett squeezed over in the corner under pressure from Jack Roberts in the 78th minute Josh Bassett scored a try two minutes from time as Wasps reached their first Premiership final in nine years with a thrilling victory over Leicester. Kurtley Beale helped Wasps build a 10-point lead but Peter Betham’s try saw Tigers three points down at half-time. Leicester led when Telusa Veainu dived over, and Freddie Burns’…