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Baseball world still buzzing about Noah Syndergaard’s brushback pitch to … – FOXSports.com

Sunday, November 01, 2015

NEW YORK — Somewhere in the past few decades, pitching high and inside has become an offense, a violation of baseball etiquette if not the rules. Batters with multimillion-dollar contracts go ballistic when a cowhide-covered sphere of roughly 5 ounces and 9-inch circumference whizzes by their whiskers, even if they get up unscathed. So when the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard opened Game 3 of the World Series with a 97-mph pitch above…

Holmen adaptive sports league lets students experience athletics, teamwork – La Crosse Tribune

Sunday, November 01, 2015

HOLMEN — Before he joined Holmen’s adaptive sports team, junior Ethan Nelson didn’t have a place where he really fit in. An avid sports lover but also a special-needs student, Nelson wasn’t able to play varsity sports such as football, his mother Julie Nelson said. The adaptive sports league gives students such as Ethan a place where they can interact with their peers and be accepted no matter what. “All…

Season-Long Fantasy Sports Now a Question in Nevada – ABC News

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Nevada has already decided daily fantasy sports are gambling and that people can’t put their dollars down on DraftKings and FanDuel until those sites obtain a license in the state. State gambling regulators haven’t been as clear about paid season-long fantasy games offered by such longtime operators as CBS Sports and Yahoo Sports, which make a profit and pay cash prizes. Yahoo has pulled out of Nevada out of caution…

Follow Game 4 of the World Series live with Yahoo Sports – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Sunday, November 01, 2015

The New York Mets made a statement in Game 3 of the World Series — starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard wanted to make the Kansas City Royals uncomfortable and did so by firing the first pitch near Alcides Escobar‘s head. From there, the Mets’ offense woke up, the Royals’ defense got spotty and the Mets got their first win of the series. Now onto Game 4, in which the Mets send…

ESPN’s Shuttering Of Sports And Culture Site Grantland Prompts Backlash – NPR

Sunday, November 01, 2015

i Founded in 2011, ESPN’s popular sports and culture website, Grantland, was suddenly shut down on Friday. Jun Tsuboike/NPR hide caption itoggle caption Jun Tsuboike/NPR Founded in 2011, ESPN’s popular sports and culture website, Grantland, was suddenly shut down on Friday. Jun Tsuboike/NPR Known for its talented writers and in-depth reporting, ESPN’s sports and culture website, Grantland, was suddenly shut down early Friday afternoon. The sports media giant released a…

Keselowski looking forward to 3rd round of NASCAR playoffs – USA TODAY

Sunday, November 01, 2015

(Photo: The Associated Press) MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — It’s been a ho-hum year for Brad Keselowski, who has been overshadowed all season by teammate Joey Logano. As Logano reeled off three consecutive wins to thrust himself into the role of favorite to win the Sprint Cup title, Keselowski quietly slipped through to the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs without much fanfare. Now that this stretch is about to begin Sunday…

Josh Lambo, from promising soccer star to promising Chargers kicker – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Sunday, November 01, 2015

View photo . San Diego Chargers‘ Josh Lambo, right, prepares to kick the game-winning field goal against the Arizona Cardinals … Josh Lambo was always a football player, even if the San Diego Chargers kicker never put on pads and a helmet before he was in college. The one-time professional goalkeeper was once in MLS until his soccer career took a sudden and unexpected turn. A turn that led him to…

CVU captures record 5th straight DI girls soccer crown – BurlingtonFreePress.com

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Buy Photo CVU celebrates its victory over Burr and Burton in the Division I girls soccer championship at Burlington High School on Saturday.(Photo: GLENN RUSSELL/FREE PRESS)Buy Photo Two very real, very sobering and very uncharacteristic things happened to the Champlain Valley Union High School girls soccer team this fall as it chased its fifth state championship in a row. The Redhawks lost. Hard-to-stomach defeats against Burr and Burton Academy —…

Baseball world still buzzing about Noah Syndergaard’s brushback pitch to … – FOXSports.com

Sunday, November 01, 2015

NEW YORK — Somewhere in the past few decades, pitching high and inside has become an offense, a violation of baseball etiquette if not the rules. Batters with multimillion-dollar contracts go ballistic when a cowhide-covered sphere of roughly 5 ounces and 9-inch circumference whizzes by their whiskers, even if they get up unscathed. So when the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard opened Game 3 of the World Series with a 97-mph pitch above…

U.S., Cuba in trade talks — about baseball players – The Seattle Times

Sunday, November 01, 2015

WASHINGTON — Getting from Cuba to the big leagues has never just been about 450-foot home runs and 100-mph fastballs. When New York Mets’ slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes decided in 2011 that he wanted to leave his country to play baseball in the United States, he did what dozens of Cuban baseball players have done since the Castro government came to power more than 50 years ago. Risking arrest and…

Your best baseball-themed Halloween costumes – ESPN (blog)

Sunday, November 01, 2015

0 Shares print The Milwaukee Brewers chorizo! @Brewers if you need a Chorizo fill in, let us know! pic.twitter.com/DY0wksfjpC — Joel Schneider (@joelschneider25) October 31, 2015 Mets dog at the World Series: This guy makes no bones about his World Series team allegiance. #Mets pic.twitter.com/xbtfxDs1Pg — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) October 31, 2015 Andrew McCutchen! @Pirates #Buccoween pic.twitter.com/Xb4dOzNuxl — Matthew DiGiacomo (@Maldig528) October 31, 2015 Washington Nationals reliever Aaron Barrett and…

LOOK: 2015 baseball player Halloween costume mega-bonanza – CBSSports.com

Sunday, November 01, 2015

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NASCAR at Martinsville 2015: Start Time, Ticket Info, Lineup, TV Schedule, More – Bleacher Report

Saturday, October 31, 2015

The NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup is down to the final eight, and the Eliminator Round begins Sunday at Martinsville Speedway with a spot in the Championship Round on the line. The Contender Round concluded last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, and while Martinsville is far different as a half-mile track, it is almost equally unpredictable, which should make for an extremely interesting race, especially with so much on the…

Hockey Halloween: The 10 best player costumes of 2015 (Photos) – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Zipperface #OilersHalloween pic.twitter.com/XRlVVdaNNY — Taylor Hall (@hallsy04) October 20, 2015 Most hockey players have strong funny bones when it comes to Halloween costumes.  Social media has enhanced their ability to show this off, which is great for hockey fans since they get to see their heroes in a more human light.  This season has not disappointed from a costume perspective as players have taken to Instagram, Twitter and other mediums…

Rice blanks CVU to capture DI boys soccer crown – BurlingtonFreePress.com

Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Rice boys soccer team defeated CVU for the D-I crown. The Green Knights won 2-0, claiming their second title in as many seasons. ALEX ABRAMI/Burlington Free Press

Season-long fantasy sports now a question in Nevada – U.S. News & World Report

Saturday, October 31, 2015

By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada has already decided daily fantasy sports are gambling and that people can’t put their dollars down on DraftKings and FanDuel until those sites obtain a license in the state. State gambling regulators haven’t been as clear about paid season-long fantasy games offered by such longtime operators as CBS Sports and Yahoo Sports, which make a profit and pay cash prizes….

Gender equality: Female representation in publicly-funded sports boardrooms … – The Independent

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Equality in sport has come a step closer as female representation in the boardrooms of Britain’s publicly funded sports has reached an average of 30 per cent for the first time. The landmark moment is revealed in a report to be published on 6 November by Women In Sport, shown exclusively to The Independent on Sunday. The milestone also represents a victory for this newspaper’s campaign for greater equality in…

Can Rugby Finally Conquer America? – The Atlantic

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Still, for a century, the widely beloved game remained a prisoner of its hierarchical origins. In the 1970s and 1980s, all-white Union rugby teams broke the anti-apartheid boycott and toured South Africa, where in 1974 their brawlers left their opponents looking “as if they had been in a road accident,” according to Collins. In the 1980s in England, class divisions still ran deep. The forwards had day jobs as grocers…

ESPN’s Shuttering Of Sports And Culture Site Grantland Prompts Backlash – NPR

Saturday, October 31, 2015

i Founded in 2011, ESPN’s popular sports and culture website, Grantland, was suddenly shut down on Friday. Jun Tsuboike/NPR hide caption itoggle caption Jun Tsuboike/NPR Founded in 2011, ESPN’s popular sports and culture website, Grantland, was suddenly shut down on Friday. Jun Tsuboike/NPR Known for its talented writers and in-depth reporting, ESPN’s sports and culture website, Grantland, was suddenly shut down early Friday afternoon. The sports media giant released a…