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Baseball Is Practically a Water Sport to the Mets’ Granderson – New York Times

Sunday, March 26, 2017

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With bulk of pitching back, Northwestern baseball optimistic – Springfield News Sun

Sunday, March 26, 2017

When Todd Houseman became Northwestern baseball coach in 2014, he wanted to build up the program after several middling seasons. But he knew that wouldn’t happen without the players making a stronger commitment to the sport. He began preaching the importance of travel baseball, which lasts through the summer and beyond but is a surefire way to improve. “At the time, we were still Division II. We…

BASEBALL 2017: Key dates for the upcoming season – Mcalester News Capital

Sunday, March 26, 2017

It’s almost time again. From opening day to a couple of potentially big games in September, here are a handful of dates to mark on the calendar: SUNDAY, APRIL 2 Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals: One of baseball’s best rivalries takes on a new look when the World Series champion Cubs kick off their title defense against Dexter Fowler and the Cardinals. Fowler helped Chicago…

Mizzou baseball powers up to even series with Arkansas – STLtoday.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

COLUMBIA, MO. • After what he’d later call Missouri’s worst-played game of the season, baseball coach Steve Bieser woke up Saturday expecting a better effort from his 18th-ranked Tigers against Arkansas. On Friday, the No. 24 Razorbacks wrecked MU’s 20-game winning streak with a 9-2 win. In their first loss since the Feb. 17 season opener, the Tigers rarely reflected the clutch-hitting, efficient-pitching team that cruised…

Baseball Is Practically a Water Sport to the Mets’ Granderson – New York Times

Sunday, March 26, 2017

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Grip on Sports: Yesterday was a huge day for Gonzaga, Spokane – The Spokesman-Review

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Was Saturday the biggest day in Spokane sports history? There are a lot of contenders, sure, but the small university by the river reaching the final weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament has to be a contender. Read on. •••••••••• • We’re not going to delve deeply here, mainly because there is so much to pass along from other sources, you probably don’t want to…

Sebastian Vettel beats Lewis Hamilton to win Australian Grand Prix – BBC News

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel beat Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes in a straight fight as Formula 1’s new era started at the Australian Grand Prix. Vettel’s first win since the Singapore GP in September 2015 was final proof Mercedes’ domination is over after the introduction of faster cars. Hamilton started in pole but Vettel had an advantage on pace and tyre wear. The German pressured Mercedes into an early pit stop and benefited…

Bill Murray’s magical sports run ended with Xavier’s Elite 8 loss – For The Win

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Bill Murray has had an incredible year of sports — from his minor league team clinching its first playoff berth in over a decade in June to  the Cubs winning the World Series in November to Xavier’s March Madness run to the Elite Eight. “The power of Bill Murray,” as NBA star Dwyane Wade called it, was magical. The power of Bill Murray… This is his year in sports….. As a fan ofcourse —…

Using Sports To Get Out of Poverty Doesn’t Work When You Have To Be Rich To Play – Forbes

Sunday, March 26, 2017

If I may name-drop for moment, a number of years ago I was chatting with Tom Farrey, ESPN reporter and executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society program, about youth sports issues, which he has covered well, in particular with his essential book of How We Got Here in Youth Sports, “Game On.” I’m 47, and he’s a few years older than I am but essentially of the…

Gonzaga’s national title chance a breakthrough moment – FOXSports.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Gonzaga had great players go through Spokane, great teams that won year after year, laying the foundation for the program’s big breakthrough this season. Now the bar will be raised. No more questions about when the Zags will reach college basketball’s final weekend. Their Final Four jinx over, a national championship becomes the next goal. ”They’ve been pretty phenomenal all year,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said…

Is there anything she can’t do? Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, 28, is a professional Muay Thai fighter and was … – Daily Mail

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Mia Kang, of Hong Kong, appeared in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition Kang was formerly a commodities trader and is a Muay Thai fighter Gained knowledge of the combat sport while on holiday in Thailand Holds master’s degrees in finance and financial law from University of London By Dailymail.com Reporter Published: 20:40 EDT, 25 March 2017 | Updated: 21:05 EDT, 25 March 2017 e-mail 77 View comments One of Sports Illustrated’s…

Hamilton makes NASCAR history as first black race director – WTAE Pittsburgh

Sunday, March 26, 2017

FONTANA, Calif. — Jusan Hamilton grew up working on cars in his grandfather’s garage, and he has been in love with motorsports ever since. He dreamed of driving all the way from upstate New York’s dirt tracks to the bright lights of NASCAR. When it didn’t work out behind the wheel, he poured himself into a career behind the scenes of racing. Hamilton hit a milestone Saturday when he debuted…

Using Sports To Get Out of Poverty Doesn’t Work When You Have To Be Rich To Play – Forbes

Sunday, March 26, 2017

If I may name-drop for moment, a number of years ago I was chatting with Tom Farrey, ESPN reporter and executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society program, about youth sports issues, which he has covered well, in particular with his essential book of How We Got Here in Youth Sports, “Game On.” I’m 47, and he’s a few years older than I am but essentially of the…

Sebastian Vettel beats Lewis Hamilton to win Australian Grand Prix – BBC Sport

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel beat Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes in a straight fight as Formula 1’s new era started at the Australian Grand Prix. Vettel’s first win since the Singapore GP in September 2015 was final proof Mercedes’ domination is over after the introduction of faster cars. Hamilton started in pole but Vettel had an advantage on pace and tyre wear. The German pressured Mercedes into an early pit stop and benefited…

USA Hockey continues attempt to find potential replacement players – ESPN

Sunday, March 26, 2017

With a game against rival Canada in the International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship less than a week away, USA Hockey has widened its net in an attempt to identify potential replacement players for the boycotting senior national team. The sides remain in a dispute over inequitable treatment and fair wages, with the women vowing not to play until it is settled. USA Hockey has now reached out to…

Where’s the line you can’t cross in NASCAR? – ESPN

Sunday, March 26, 2017

11:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — Austin Dillon tried to joke a little about what he would do if he found himself feeling the anger he felt last Saturday. What he won’t do is drive into another car under caution, as he did in squeezing Cole Custer into the wall at fairly slow speed a week ago at Phoenix Raceway. NASCAR technically…

NASCAR’s biggest stars struggling to stay out of trouble at Auto Club – FOXSports.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The list of names is as staggering as all the things they’ve accomplished in racing: Jimmie Johnson, seven-time champion in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Kyle Busch, the 2015 series champion. Kevin Harvick, the 2014 series champ. Brad Keselowski, winner of the 2012 title. Daytona 500 winner and 2004 champion Kurt Busch. Current points leader Kyle Larson. Rising star Chase Elliott. And that’s only a partial…

Trinity Loses 4-1 To Norwich For Division III Hockey Title – Hartford Courant

Sunday, March 26, 2017

This was not a perfect season for Trinity, certainly not one that followed the path its coach assumed it would. There were multiple concerns that by mid-January needed to be addressed. Luckily for the Bantams, there was time to save things. And that’s precisely what they did over the last two months when everything was slowly put back on its track. And thanks to an 11-game winning streak that righted…