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Kasey Kahne sustains hard hit on final Sonoma lap – Nascar

Monday, June 26, 2017

RELATED: Race results | Full schedule for Daytona SONOMA, Calif. – Kasey Kahne came away uninjured from a hard last-lap crash Sunday at Sonoma Raceway that left his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 24th in the final rundown. “No. 15, no clue who he is,” Kahne said of Kevin O’Connell, driver of the No. 15 Chevrolet for Premium Motorsports in the Toyota Save Mart 350. “I saw him a lot…

Kyle Busch’s backup crew chief facing one-race suspension from NASCAR – CBSSports.com

Monday, June 26, 2017

Kyle Busch just lost his second crew chief of the season. Ben Beshore, who has been serving as interim crew chief since Adam Stevens earned a four-race suspension at Dover, is facing a one-race suspension for Busch’s car having two loose lug nuts after a fifth-place finish at Sonoma. Stevens will be on the shelf for at least one more week as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to…

Tim Tebow earned his baseball promotion – Orlando Sentinel

Monday, June 26, 2017

The New York Mets promoted the hottest player in the minor leagues on Sunday, and it didn’t take long for people to question why. The guy is hitting .222 with three home runs and 69 strikeouts in 63 games. Normally, that kind of performance would get a player a demotion. Tim Tebow is not a normal player. He really is the hottest player in the minor leagues. Not by old-fashioned…

Mexican soccer fans are reluctant to give up a favorite chant — an anti-gay slur – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, June 25, 2017

They’ve been begged by star players to stop it, fined repeatedly, and threatened with dramatic sanctions that could hurt their national team’s chances in the World Cup. But Mexican soccer fans have been loath to give up their favorite game-day chant, a homophobic slur that has been condemned by gay rights groups, government officials and international soccer authorities. At a recent World Cup qualifying match at Mexico City’s massive Estadio…

NASCAR: At Iowa Speedway, driver William Byron, 19, adds another career ‘first’ – Charlotte Observer

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Charlotte’s William Byron found a surefire and quick way to get over one of the most disappointing losses of his young career. Byron, a 19-year-old rookie driving for JR Motorsports, won for the first time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. Byron broke through with his first win in the series just a week after an agonizingly close defeat to Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin…

NASCAR community ready to go road-course racing in Wine Country – FOXSports.com

Sunday, June 25, 2017

It’s a big day today — the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway (1:30 p.m. ET, FS1) is the final race on the FOX portion of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray will start on the front row, ahead of the Toyotas of Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch.  And in his final Sonoma race, Dale Earnhardt…

In Pursuit of Millennials, More Fun in Sports. But Still No Twerking. – New York Times

Sunday, June 25, 2017

And the reason for this relaxation of stuffiness? “I think that part of it is trying to reach the millennial and this new age of fans and having more fun,” Dean Blandino, the N.F.L.’s former chief of officiating, told Fox Sports, his new employer. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Sports officials and leagues have been flailing about to get young adults to care about their games. Millennials are the…

Will US Supreme Court agree to hear NJ sports betting case? – NJ.com

Sunday, June 25, 2017

TRENTON — The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to announce Monday morning whether it will hear New Jersey’s years-long effort to allow sports betting at the state’s racetracks and casinos.  So do the chances look good for the Garden State? It depends on whom you ask.  Gov. Chris Christie‘s administration has fought since 2011 to make betting on sports games legal in an effort to boost the state’s ailing horse-racing and Atlantic…

Paolo Maldini courts new love to join grand band of sport switchers … – The Guardian

Sunday, June 25, 2017

It was the kind of story that made one do a double take. The Paolo Maldini? The retired footballer? The five-times European champion, former Italy captain and devilishly handsome H&M model? He’s a professional tennis player now? Are you sure? There was a temptation to assume it was nothing more than a joke that had spun out of control. It would have made sense if news had broken about Maldini…

NASCAR: At Iowa Speedway, driver William Byron, 19, adds another career ‘first’ – Charlotte Observer

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Charlotte’s William Byron found a surefire and quick way to get over one of the most disappointing losses of his young career. Byron, a 19-year-old rookie driving for JR Motorsports, won for the first time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. Byron broke through with his first win in the series just a week after an agonizingly close defeat to Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin…

Israeli Competitor Is a First for Nascar’s Top Cup Series – New York Times

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Back in Israel, he already has. Day estimated that he received a text message “probably every 30 seconds” from someone in Israel wishing him well on Sunday. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Steve O’Donnell, Nascar’s executive vice president for racing operations and chief racing development officer, considers Day’s debut significant because Nascar wants to diversify its competitors and expand its audience. “We want to represent everybody,” O’Donnell said. “Alon…

Paolo Maldini courts new love to join grand band of sport switchers – The Guardian

Sunday, June 25, 2017

It was the kind of story that made one do a double take. The Paolo Maldini? The retired footballer? The five-times European champion, former Italy captain and devilishly handsome H&M model? He’s a professional tennis player now? Are you sure? There was a temptation to assume it was nothing more than a joke that had spun out of control. It would have made sense if news had broken about Maldini…

William Byron wins first career NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Iowa – CBSSports.com

Sunday, June 25, 2017

William Byron won his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday night at Iowa just one week after suffering a heartbreaking second-place finish to Denny Hamlin. The 19-year-old was a seven-time winner last year in the truck series and now sits third in the regular-season standings in addition to clinching a playoff spot. “Last week was just exciting to be that close to a win,” said Byron, who won the…

Here’s How Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Secret NASCAR Graveyard Works – Jalopnik

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Image via JR Motorsports on Twitter Sometimes NASCAR’s race cars get into collisions that put them out of operation for good. But what becomes of these retired pieces of potential NASCAR history? JR Motorsports dropped a video this week showcasing how Dale Earnhardt Jr. situates some of those wrecked cars into his wooded “NASCAR graveyard.” the unique procedure that Dale Earnhardt Jr. does to some of the wrecks that enter…

NASCAR: At Iowa Speedway, driver William Byron, 19, adds another career ‘first’ – Charlotte Observer

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Charlotte’s William Byron found a surefire and quick way to get over one of the most disappointing losses of his young career. Byron, a 19-year-old rookie driving for JR Motorsports, won for the first time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. Byron broke through with his first win in the series just a week after an agonizingly close defeat to Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin…

Carl Edwards on NASCAR return: ‘I haven’t even considered coming back’ – Nascar

Sunday, June 25, 2017

RELATED: Weekend schedule | Starting lineup SONOMA, Calif. – Carl Edwards came back to NASCAR this weekend, but the former Joe Gibbs Racing driver arrived with no plans to climb back behind the wheel. “I haven’t talked to anyone and I haven’t even considered coming back,” Edwards told members of the media Saturday at Sonoma Raceway, site of Sunday’s Toyota / Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race…

Rabalais: 2017 LSU baseball team has already delivered its ‘big diamond moment’ – The Advocate

Sunday, June 25, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. — In the convention hall rising behind TD Ameritrade Park’s center-field stands is a cross section of memorabilia from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, a movable feast of the game’s greatest feats and most memorable players. It’s making a layover here during the College World Series. In that treasure trove is a quote from the writer Loudon Wainwright Jr., blown up in big…

Carl Edwards on NASCAR return: ‘I haven’t even considered coming back’ – Nascar

Sunday, June 25, 2017

RELATED: Weekend schedule | Starting lineup SONOMA, Calif. – Carl Edwards came back to NASCAR this weekend, but the former Joe Gibbs Racing driver arrived with no plans to climb back behind the wheel. “I haven’t talked to anyone and I haven’t even considered coming back,” Edwards told members of the media Saturday at Sonoma Raceway, site of Sunday’s Toyota / Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race…

Players, buddies benefit from Challenger baseball game – The News Journal

Sunday, June 25, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Ryan Roper leads off in the first inning of the first Dover Blue-White Challenger All-Star Game. Jerry Smith Buy Photo White team player Gabe Summers runs to second base with Shawn Mannering, his “buddy” from the First State Hornet 13U travel baseball team during the Blue-White Challenger All-Star Game held Saturday at Dover Little League.(Photo: Jerry Smith/The News Journal)Buy Photo It’s challenging sometimes to get…

All-South Texas Baseball: The Team – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Buy Photo All-South Texas Baseball MVP Nick Loftin from Ray High School poses for a photo Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Corpus Christi.(Photo: Gabe Hernandez/Caller-Times)Buy Photo MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Nick Loftin, Ray Loftin did just about everything for the Texans this season in what was the program’s deepest playoff run in more than 60 years. As a pitcher, Loftin was 11-4 with a 1.10 earned-run average as he struck out…