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Vintage game honors 171st anniversary of baseball | NJ.com – NJ.com

Sunday, June 25, 2017

HOBOKEN — If you walked by Dobbelaar Field on Saturday, you might have initially thought a regular baseball game was underway, except for the underhand pitching and conspicuous lack of gloves. Look more closely, and you’d notice the lightweight bats, spongy baseballs and players’ full-length pants, like how the sport was first played in 1856.  “It’s interesting to participate in the way things were before, so you respect the way things are…

A seismic week: Extraordinary 72 hours stun Chicago sports world – Chicago Tribune

Sunday, June 25, 2017

As Blackhawks first-round draft pick Henri Jokiharju entered a room full of reporters late Friday night at the United Center, he felt someone grab his arm. Jonathan Toews wanted to pull Jokiharju aside briefly to do what good captains do. Toews made eye contact. Then he left a lasting impression. “They will give you my number so call me if you need anything at all,” Toews told the 18-year-old who…

Kyle Larson leads Ganassi 1-2 punch with Coors Light Pole at Sonoma – Nascar

Saturday, June 24, 2017

RELATED: Qualifying results | Full weekend schedule Kyle Larson scooted to the Coors Light Pole Award in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying Saturday at Sonoma Raceway. Larson posted a best lap of 95.295 mph around the 1.99-mile road course in California wine country. The series points leader’s Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet will start first in Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN, SiriusXM). “It feels…

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

Saturday, June 24, 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…

Pope tells swimmers their sport’s anything but ‘liquid’ – Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Receiving participants in Italy’s most prestigious international swimming competition on Saturday, Pope Francis said that while we may live today in a “liquid” society, marked by a lack of points of reference, swimming is anything but a “liquid” sport, even if it takes place in the water. “Your sport happens in the water, but it’s not ‘liquid,’” Francis told the swimmers. “On the contrary, it’s extremely ‘solid,’ requiring constant commitment…

Los Angeles is closer to hosting another Olympics, while few cities can stay in race – USA TODAY

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti (R) and LA2024 bid chairman Casey Wasserman (L) speak about the 2024 Los Angeles Olympic Games bid at press conference at the Annenbuerg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach on May 11.(Photo: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) LOS ANGELES — It’s an oft-repeated quip from Mayor Eric Garcetti when he discusses the 88% support in Los Angeles for the city’s Olympic bid. In his…

Social media posts show why Sonoma is popular NASCAR stop – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sonoma Raceway is one of the favorite stops on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series circuit and with good reason. Located in the heart of Northern California’s lush Napa Valley and close to San Francisco, this is a great place to visit, which racers and their families take advantage of. And the on-track action in Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (1:30 p.m. ET, FS1) will sure to be intense….

College hockey: Illinois participates in NHL-funded hockey study, evaluates adding varsity hockey – NCAA.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

CHICAGO, IL – The University of Illinois will partner with the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) to evaluate the possible addition of hockey as a varsity sport. In an effort to support the growth of collegiate hockey, the NHL and NHLPA will fund feasibility studies exploring the potential of adding NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey programs at five institutions across the United States….

Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice June 24 – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

P – Robbie Ray P – Jason Vargas C – Sandy Leon 1B – Alex Avila 2B – Jed Lowrie 3B – Jedd Gyorko SS – Jean Segura OF – Trey Mancini OF – Yoenis Cespedes OF – Adam Jones

BJ Penn is fighting for love of the sport rather than legacy – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

It’s nearly impossible to mention the name B.J. Penn without then automatically reeling off a long list of accomplishments from his career. He’s a former two-division champion in the UFC after winning titles at both welterweight and lightweight. He fought anybody and everybody, including fighters well above him in both height and weight. He’s a UFC Hall of Famer. Simply put, B.J. Penn is a legend. But these days as…

Here’s Saturday’s Sports on TV Lineup – The Courier-Journal

Saturday, June 24, 2017

SATURDAY ON TV PRO BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB — MLB, Texas at N.Y. Yankees 4 p.m. FOX OHIO — MLB, Cincinnati at Washington FS1 — MLB, Milwaukee at Atlanta 7 p.m. FOX-41 — MLB, Pittsburgh at St. Louis 10 p.m. MLB — MLB, Colorado at L.A. Dodgers SOCCER 11 a.m. FOX-41 — FIFA Confederations Cup, Mexico vs. Russia FS1 — FIFA Confederations Cup, New Zealand vs. Portugal 1:30 p.m. FOX-41…

California’s Texas travel ban creates confusion in college sports – Texas Tribune

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The politicians running Texas and California continue to prove that they want nothing to do with each other. But athletes in the two states are inextricably linked. As a result, the latest salvo in the Texas v. California culture wars has created widespread confusion in the college sports world. That confusion stems from a decision this week by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to ban state-funded employee travel to Texas….

Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton on pole in Baku – BBC Sport

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Lewis Hamilton produced a stunning last-gasp lap in qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix to beat team-mate Valtteri Bottas to pole. The Briton made a mistake on his first lap when he looked set to go fastest and a red flag looked like it might have cost him a chance of pole. The session was restarted with enough time for one lap and Hamilton beat his Mercedes team-mate by 0.434…

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh glad to let elite athletes play two sports in college – Detroit Free Press

Saturday, June 24, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh fielded questions during some down time at the Michigan elite camp on June 23, 2017, in Ann Arbor. Video by Mark Snyder/DFP Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh after the U-M elite camp on June 23, 2017.(Photo: Mark Snyder, DFP) As the rest of Michigan football’s freshman class begins academic orientation on Saturday, they’ll consider their football futures. Some will also consider playing…

WATCH: Josh Jackson won’t be taking up baseball any time soon – CBSSports.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Josh Jackson is extremely good at basketball.  That is why the Phoenix Suns chose him with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday night, as they hope he can join fellow youngsters Devin Booker and Marquese Chriss on their rebuilding journey.  They did not pick him because of his baseball skills, which is a good thing, because as he showed Friday night, Josh Jackson is…

Here’s Saturday’s Sports on TV Lineup – The Courier-Journal

Saturday, June 24, 2017

SATURDAY ON TV PRO BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB — MLB, Texas at N.Y. Yankees 4 p.m. FOX OHIO — MLB, Cincinnati at Washington FS1 — MLB, Milwaukee at Atlanta 7 p.m. FOX-41 — MLB, Pittsburgh at St. Louis 10 p.m. MLB — MLB, Colorado at L.A. Dodgers SOCCER 11 a.m. FOX-41 — FIFA Confederations Cup, Mexico vs. Russia FS1 — FIFA Confederations Cup, New Zealand vs. Portugal 1:30 p.m. FOX-41…

Friday’s Sports In Brief – Washington Times

Saturday, June 24, 2017

NBA EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) – Magic Johnson pointed a long index finger at the wall of the Los Angeles Lakers’ training complex, where the 16-time NBA champions’ nine retired numbers hang over the practice court. “I’m going to put a little pressure on you right now,” Johnson said to Lonzo Ball. “You look to your right, there’s some jerseys hanging on that wall. We expect a Ball jersey hanging…

California’s Texas travel ban creates confusion in college sports – Texas Tribune

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The politicians running Texas and California continue to prove that they want nothing to do with each other. But athletes in the two states are inextricably linked. As a result, the latest salvo in the Texas v. California culture wars has created widespread confusion in the college sports world. That confusion stems from a decision this week by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to ban state-funded employee travel to Texas….

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh glad to let elite athletes play two sports in college – Detroit Free Press

Saturday, June 24, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh fielded questions during some down time at the Michigan elite camp on June 23, 2017, in Ann Arbor. Video by Mark Snyder/DFP Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh after the U-M elite camp on June 23, 2017.(Photo: Mark Snyder, DFP) As the rest of Michigan football’s freshman class begins academic orientation on Saturday, they’ll consider their football futures. Some will also consider playing…

New Zealand 30-15 Lions: first Test – as it happened – The Guardian

Saturday, June 24, 2017

5.29am EDT05:29 Full time! New Zealand 30-15 Lions You have to say New Zealand are thoroughly worth that win, probably by a few points. The Lions had some magical moments of their own but New Zealand were in total control. The dominated the gainline, they were on top at the scrum and they were lethal when they had their chances. O”Brien’s try has a thing of beauty and the Lions…