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Baseball’s Growth Can Provide Template for American Unity – Sports Illustrated

Monday, October 30, 2017

“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too,” Yogi Berra once quipped. As the leaves change colors, the air becomes crisp, and the Dodgers and Astros prepare for a critical Game 5, I can’t help but agree with Yogi. Baseball is pretty good, even if it is as much a work in progress as America’s experiment in democracy. On the field, the game…

Alshon Jeffery charges the mound in Eagles’ latest baseball … – SB Nation

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Philadelphia Eagles have evolved their initial baseball group celebration against the 49ers. After an Alshon Jeffery touchdown against the 49ers, the wideout once again pretended to participate in a baseball celebration. Jeffery was the batter this time and got hit by a Zach Ertz pitch. Jeffery then pretended to charge the mound, as baseball players sometimes do. Next time, Ertz should probably pretend to square up since baseball players…

Baseball, Manfred strike out on Gurriel’s delayed suspension – Los Angeles Times

Monday, October 30, 2017

The racist gesture made by the Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel toward the Dodgers’ Yu Darvish on Friday night called for somebody in power to swing for the fences. Instead, baseball bunted. After a nation witnessed Gurriel tugging on the corners of his eyes while using an ethnic slur about Darvish, Commissioner Rob Manfred needed to make a powerful statement Saturday that included an immediate suspension. Instead, he offered words backed…

Saudi Arabia to let women into sports stadiums – CNN

Monday, October 30, 2017

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NASCAR Cup Series | Results and 3 takeaways from Sunday’s race at Martinsville – Charlotte Observer

Monday, October 30, 2017

Kyle Busch advanced to the championship race for the third consecutive year with his win on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, but there are other implications from the race as well. Here are the three biggest takeaways from Sunday’s First Data 500 race: 1. One golden ticket down has been punched For all the drama that went down on Sunday, the easiest takeaway is that Kyle Busch won and in doing…

Justin Verlander among World Series pitchers who think ball feels different – ESPN

Monday, October 30, 2017

8:43 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment HOUSTON — Justin Verlander threw 17 sliders in Game 2 of the World Series last Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. Only one of those pitches produced a swing-and-miss, leading the Houston Astros ace to suspect something might be amiss. Verlander isn’t alone. A new controversy gripped baseball Sunday when Sports Illustrated published a report in which players and coaches…

Baseball’s Growth Can Provide Template for American Unity – Sports Illustrated

Monday, October 30, 2017

“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too,” Yogi Berra once quipped. As the leaves change colors, the air becomes crisp, and the Dodgers and Astros prepare for a critical Game 5, I can’t help but agree with Yogi. Baseball is pretty good, even if it is as much a work in progress as America’s experiment in democracy. On the field, the game…

Manfred Makes His Choice: Punish Gurriel, but Leave the World … – New York Times

Monday, October 30, 2017

“Obviously,” Manfred said, “World Series games are different than regular-season games.” Among the other reasons Manfred cited for delaying the suspension, this stands out: “I felt it was unfair to punish the other 24 players on the Astros roster,” he said. “I wanted the burden of this discipline to fall primarily on the wrongdoer.” Denying Gurriel a chance to help his team in the World Series would have severely affected…

Baseball’s anthem kneeler arrested for pointing gun at woman – New York Post

Monday, October 30, 2017

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Alshon Jeffery charges the mound in Eagles’ latest baseball celebration – SB Nation

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Philadelphia Eagles have evolved their initial baseball group celebration against the 49ers. After an Alshon Jeffery touchdown against the 49ers, the wideout once again pretended to participate in a baseball celebration. Jeffery was the batter this time and got hit by a Zach Ertz pitch. Jeffery then pretended to charge the mound, as baseball players sometimes do. Next time, Ertz should probably pretend to square up since baseball players…

Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums – BBC News

Monday, October 30, 2017

Image copyright AFP Image caption There was a conservative backlash when women were allowed to celebrate National Day in a Riyadh stadium last month Saudi Arabia will allow women to attend sports events in stadiums for the first time from next year, officials say. Families will be able to enter the stadiums in three major cities – Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam. It is another move towards giving more freedom to…

Battles over music and sports streaming dominate high court – The Guardian

Monday, October 30, 2017

The legal battle against music piracy and the illegal streaming of top-flight football such as Premier League matches dominates cases in the high court, an analysis shows. Football and music bodies were the top three claimants last year, bringing almost 300 cases against pirates in the ongoing battle to protect the value of the multi-billion pound industries. More than 100 cases were brought by the music licensing and performance rights…

Gay Players Are Coming Out In A Major Sports Video Game – Kotaku

Monday, October 30, 2017

This year’s edition of Football Manager, one of the biggest sports game series on the planet, is going to allow its virtual players to come out. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, it’s a management/spreadsheet game that puts the player in control of a football club, letting them run everything from game tactics to merchandise sales. Advertisement In FM2018, fictional players that the game generates itself—in order to replace actual…

Kyle Busch wins in thrilling wreck-filled finish | 2017 MARTINSVILLE – FOXSports.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

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Ndamukong Suh is not in the Dolphins’ plans beyond 2017 season … – CBSSports.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

Ndamukong Suh’s grabbing of quarterback Ryan Mallett’s throat Thursday night was just the latest in a string of incidents that will hasten his departure from the team that made him the highest-paid defensive player in the game just two years ago, according to a source close to owner Stephen Ross. The Dolphins are preparing to move on from the defensive tackle in 2018, the source said, and are prepared to…

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Are Just Around the Corner … – NBCNews.com

Sunday, October 29, 2017

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — South Korea is preparing to welcome the world, with Wednesday marking 100 days until the start of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. Here are 18 things to know about the Games: 1. The Olympic flame will begin making its way around South Korea this week. The relay’s theme is “Let Everyone Shine,” and about 7,500 torchbearers will participate. Along its path to PyeongChang, the torch will…

NASCAR Cup Series playoffs at Martinsville 2017: Start time, lineup, TV, more – USA TODAY

Sunday, October 29, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE USA TODAY Sports’ Ellen Horrow previews the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway. USA TODAY Sports Kyle Busch, front, and Brad Keselowski are among the eight playoff drivers who will look to win Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.(Photo: Michael Thomas Shroyer, USA TODAY Sports) It’s NASCAR race day at Martinsville Speedway, and we’ve got some essential information you need to get ready for Sunday’s Monster Energy…

NASCAR Playoffs at Martinsville LIVE updates: Brad Keselowski wins Stage 1 over Kyle Busch – CBSSports.com

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 8 is now underway at Martinsville Speedway. The First Data 500 is the first of three races that will ultimately decide the Championship 4 for Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. The rules are simple: Win and you’re in or run well and advance on merit. With point values being reset, Martin Truex Jr. again was atop the leaderboard heading into the race followed by…

Seahawks Host Special Olympics Athletes At Team Headquarters – Seahawks.com

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Shortly after the Seahawks had exited their indoor practice facility on Saturday at Renton’s Virginia Mason Athletic Center, where the club was holding its final walk thru workout before Sunday’s home game against the Houston Texans, a red carpet was rolled out for another group of local athletes who quickly took to the turf for an afternoon of flag football at Seattle’s NFL headquarters. In partnership with Coca-Cola, Special Olympics Washington, and Special Olympics…