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Twitter.com screenshot – The Atlantic

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Supreme Court’s declaration that same-sex marriage was constitutional triggered widespread jubilation across the United States on Friday, as millions of people took to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to show their support. This enthusiasm was matched by numerous brands, such as Chipotle and Target, who used cleverly-produced tweets to trumpet their position on Twitter. The response from the country’s sports teams, by contrast, were relatively muted. Of the…

France Built The World’s Best Women’s Soccer Team And Still Lost – Deadspin

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Not even a minute into last night’s highly-anticipated, criminally-premature title fight that was France vs. Germany, Les Bleues were off on one of their typical jaunts towards goal, one that exemplified everything that makes them such a special team. Awaiting a long throw-in from their own half, French striker Eugénie Le Sommer muscled off a German defender at her back to fight for position. As the ball came to her,…

NASCAR Chairman: Ban Confederate Flag At Races – Huffington Post

Saturday, June 27, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Calling the Confederate flag an “insensitive symbol” he personally finds offensive, NASCAR chairman Brian France said the sport will be aggressive in disassociating the symbol from its events. “We want to go as far as we can to eliminate the presence of that flag,” France told The Associated Press on Saturday. “I personally find it an offensive symbol, so there is no daylight how we feel…

Why Rooting For the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Is Your Patriotic Duty – Bloomberg

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Like the rest of our culture, the world of sports has become increasingly politicized and polarized in recent years. Cheering for certain teams, or even sports, can begin to feel like an ideological act. (Being a Patriots or a Cardinals fan these days resembles an act of civic defiance.) Sports are supposed to be unifying; two people standing next to each other in the stands might disagree on every issue on…

NASCAR Sonoma 2015 qualifying results: AJ Allmendinger leads the way – SB Nation

Saturday, June 27, 2015

AJ Allmendinger is regarded as NASCAR’s best road course racer, and in qualifying Saturday at Sonoma Raceway he showed why. Allmendinger’s lap of 96.310 mph earned him the pole for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350, the first of two road course events of the season. Starting second is Kurt Busch, with Matt Kenseth, Kyle Larson (the fastest Round 1 qualifier) and Jeff Gordon rounding out the top five. Gordon…

Bear In Swimming Pool Hasn’t Quite Mastered Surfing – Huffington Post

Saturday, June 27, 2015

YouTube Like others of its kind, this bear loves swimming. However, it looks like he’s not quite mastered the art of hanging ten. These bears live at the Single Vision animal sanctuary in Melrose, Florida, a nonprofit organization that cares for a variety of big cats, bears, primates and other creatures. The big, brown swimming bear’s name is Bruiser. He climbs up the pool’s ladder, takes a dip and lays…

Tampa Bay Rays make changes to baseball operations staff – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Tampa Bay Rays announced changes to their baseball operations staff Saturday. Effective at the end of the signing period for the first-year player draft on July 17, R.J. Harrison will take on the position of senior adviser for scouting/baseball operations. Meanwhile, Rob Metzler will become director of amateur scouting.  Harrison has served as the Rays’ director of amateur scouting. Metzler, meanwhile, has served as the team’s assistant director of amateur scouting. “These changes reflect both…

Tigers-White Sox game postponed due to inclement weather – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 27, 2015

DETROIT — The Tigers–White Sox game scheduled for Saturday afternoon has been postponed because of inclement weather. With rain predicted to last until late into the night, the game was called two hours before the scheduled 4:08 p.m. start time. The White Sox return to Detroit Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 21-23.  The game has been rescheduled for Monday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. as part of a day-night doubleheader. The White Sox…

Full Time Match ends, Argentina 0(5), Colombia 0(4). – BBC News

Saturday, June 27, 2015

90:00 +1:53 Foul by Juan Zuñiga (Colombia). 90:00 +1:15 Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Argentina) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Éver Banega with a cross following a corner. 90:00 +0:45 Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Jeison Murillo. 90:00 +0:42 Booking Booking Lionel Messi (Argentina) is shown the yellow card. 86:50 Substitution Substitution Substitution, Argentina. Ezequiel Lavezzi replaces Ángel Di María. 85:42 Booking Booking Falcao (Colombia)…

France Built The World’s Best Women’s Soccer Team And Still Lost – Deadspin

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Not even a minute into last night’s highly-anticipated, criminally-premature title fight that was France vs. Germany, Les Bleues were off on one of their typical jaunts towards goal, one that exemplified everything that makes them such a special team. Awaiting a long throw-in from their own half, French striker Eugénie Le Sommer muscled off a German defender at her back to fight for position. As the ball came to her,…

FOX Sports extends Formula E deal through 2020 – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 27, 2015

As the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship wraps up this weekend with the ePrix doubleheader from London’s famed Battersea Park, FOX Sports and Formula E announce their broadcast deal now extends through the 2019-20 season, with races airing live on FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports GO. “With a history-making first season under its belt — where every race was a successful first race — we’re thrilled…

Will The Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Ruling Impact Sports? – ESPN

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex marriage is constitutional, causing widespread celebration in the LGBT community. But will that court decision have an impact in sports? I used to think this wouldn’t matter so much. Marriage equality seemed the equivalent of being approved for a visa to a country I wasn’t sure I’d visit. Although I loved the thought of others finally getting hitched, and then having those vows…

Hilarious: Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler Slay Sexist Sports Illustrated Contributor – BGR

Saturday, June 27, 2015

You simply have to love Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler whenever they get together on TV to do one of their hilarious “Really?” Saturday Night Live-style segments. And while they’re not on SNL anymore, the duo reprised their “Really?” roles to shame a Sports Illustrated contributor who took to Twitter to say that women’s sports – not just soccer – aren’t really worth watching. Yeah, he said that on the Internet, while…

Confederate Flag at Nascar Earns a Caution – Wall Street Journal

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Nascar has a Confederate flag problem. The Daytona Beach, Fla., automobile race operator this week tried to skirt the controversy with statements supporting South Carolina’s efforts to remove it from statehouse grounds and reiterated a policy banning the flag in official Nascar use. It failed to mention the Confederate flags its fans hoist at tracks from Darlington, S.C., Talladega, Ala., to Atlanta. Unlike Wal-Mart Stores…

US Soccer Team Beats China 1-0 to Advance to Semifinals of Women’s World Cup – ABC News

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated China Friday night to move on to the semifinals of the Women’s World cup. Carli Lloyd scored a goal in the 51st minute, giving goaltender Hope Solo her fourth straight shutout, according to the Associated Press. The second-ranked team is set to face Germany on June 30.

CDC warns of swimming pool parasite – KSAT San Antonio

Saturday, June 27, 2015

NEWS Outbreaks of ‘crypto’ in swimming pools on rise in U.S. SAN ANTONIO – After months of rainy weather, area swimming pools are swarming with kids and their parents, but also potentially with a nasty parasite that the Centers for Disease Control is worried about. RELATED CONTENT Summer pool safety tips San Antonio city pools open Saturday Amazing video shows Texas water slide launch riders into air In a new…

Julie Foudy Says More Transparency Is Needed In Women’s Soccer – Huffington Post

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The U.S. Women’s National Team has yet to lose at the 2015 Women’s World Cup, pushing through to the quarterfinals with three wins and a draw to its credit. But heading into Friday night’s Women’s World Cup quarterfinal match with China, all is not well on the American front. The USWNT has struggled to match their lofty expectations on the pitch and at times have looked tactically lost, nowhere more…

NASCAR at Sonoma 2015 qualifying: Day, time, TV channel – SportingNews.com

Saturday, June 27, 2015

facebook twitter googleplus tumblr pinterest NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series heads to Sonoma Raceway in California this weekend for one of two road-course races this season. But first, drivers have to qualify. Qualifying for Saturday’s Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma begins at 2:15 p.m. ET from Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., about 45 miles north of San Francisco. NASCAR at Sonoma qualifying will being at 2:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 27…

The sports world reacts to Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling – Washington Post (blog)

Saturday, June 27, 2015

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Bruins trade Milan Lucic and Dougie Hamilton – Boston Globe

Saturday, June 27, 2015

SUNRISE, Fla. — In a franchise-changing few hours, the Bruins traded defenseman Dougie Hamilton and left wing Milan Lucic Friday afternoon. It was an explosive start for new general manager Don Sweeney, who has been on the job a little more than a month. Hamilton went first on Friday afternoon to the Calgary Flames in exchange for the 15th, 45th, and 52d picks in the 2015 NHL Draft, which began…