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Former Hokie is still a special teamer — as a NASCAR engineer and pit man – Washington Post

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Caleb Hurd, far right, serves as the gas man on Denny Hamlin’s pit crew on weekends, and as an engineer for Joe Gibbs Racing on weekdays. (Nigel Kinrade/NKP) RICHMOND — Caleb Hurd figured out what he wanted to do with his life when he first traveled to Richmond International Raceway for a NASCAR race in 2000. He was working as a wide-eyed intern for Hendrick Motorsports at the time, putting…

NASCAR enlists 14-year-old to direct new NASCAR Acceleration … – Nascar

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Conway was introduced to NASCAR through 77 Ventures, its agency partner on the 2017 season launch campaign and, more recently, the NASCAR Acceleration Nation work. “Tutelage” is set in a school classroom, where child teachers explain the aerodynamics principles of drag and drafting to a seated audience of students including Dillon, driver of the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet SS. “I really appreciate how NASCAR is including kids like…

Watsonville’s Maxx Ramirez balancing golf, baseball – Register Pajaronian

Saturday, April 29, 2017

WATSONVILLE — Watsonville High sophomore golf and baseball standout, Maximilian — Maxx for short — Ramirez IV’s father got the kind of call Friday that all parents dread. Ramirez was sick, scared and in the next room. “When I sat up and tried to get out of bed I fell on my face,” Ramirez said. “I was too weak to stand. It was pretty scared. I called my dad and…

Gift Ngoepe is the first African-born player to baseball’s major league – PRI

Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Pittsburgh Pirates rookie named Gift Ngoepe has become the first African-born player to appear in a Major League Baseball game. Listen to the Story. PRI.org On Wednesday, the 27-year-old South African stepped up to the plate in a game against the Chicago Cubs and hit a single up the middle in his first at-bat. Here’s how Pirates announcer Joe Block called it as Gift Ngoepe entered the batter’s box to face…

Rewinding No. 5 Auburn baseball’s series-opening loss to No. 8 Mississippi State – AL.com

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Auburn faces one of its most crucial tests of the season this weekend: a road trip to Starkville, Miss., for a three-game series against SEC-leading Mississippi State — a pivotal series that will have first place in the conference on the line. It’s also the Tigers’ first matchup of top-10 teams this season. No. 5 Auburn (30-13, 12-6 SEC) is a top-five team for the first time in 14 years,…

Family shaped Connor McCaffery’s decision to play both baseball and basketball at Iowa – Landof10.com

Saturday, April 29, 2017

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Fran McCaffery’s 35 years as a men’s basketball coach has included thousands of recruiting trips — hundreds that were successful and a few that were memorable. But none rank as personally important or as challenging as the one in his own house. McCaffery, Iowa’s coach since 2010, sees a 4-star senior talent almost every day. His son, Connor McCaffery, a 6-foot-5 point guard, led Iowa City West —…

FANTASY PLAYS: Analyzing several April baseball surprises – FOXSports.com

Saturday, April 29, 2017

There are several fantasy baseball surprises as we head into May, both good and bad. This week, we examine two impressive early season hitters, a struggling starter, a mirage at closer and a player who’s better in real life than fantasy. CHEERS Aaron Judge, NYY – Judge is giving Yankees fans everything they hoped to see and more. With an average over .280, 16 runs, seven home runs and 15…

8 things to watch for this soccer weekend – FOXSports.com

Friday, April 28, 2017

Two of MLS’s marquee players battle on Friday as Toronto FC host Houston Dynamo on Friday night. Sebastian Giovinco, the 2015 MLS MVP, will take on Erick “Cubo” Torres, who has been on fire for the Dynamo to start the season. Torres has seven goals already this season, including two game-winners, leading Dynamo to a 4-2-1 record. The 2016 MLS Cup runners-up haven’t enjoyed quite as much success to start the…

Why redshirting in basketball is Connor McCaffery’s best option for Iowa baseball – Landof10.com

Friday, April 28, 2017

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Connor McCaffery committed to Iowa as a basketball player in 2014. But for him to be a multi-sport college athlete, his first sport with the Hawkeyes needs to be baseball. McCaffery announced Friday he will play for the Iowa baseball team and redshirt in basketball next season. “I think it’s the best way to maximize each situation, from the baseball side of things and also from the…

Fantasy Baseball Forecaster for May 1-7 – ESPN

Friday, April 28, 2017

12:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Welcome to the new and improved version of the Fantasy Baseball Forecaster! This year, we’ve reorganized the story into four parts; it’s the same great intel, but you get right where you need to go as fast as possible. Good luck this season! Quickly jump to any page for specific intel Projected starting pitchers Hitting ratings Week 5 pitcher…

Watch: Marlon Humphrey Shows His Freakish Athleticism On Sports Science – BaltimoreRavens.com

Friday, April 28, 2017

As Head Coach John Harbaugh said Thursday night, first-round cornerback Marlon Humphrey “has all the tools you want in a top corner.” Speed is one of the major tools, and it’s in Humphrey’s DNA. Humphrey’s father, Bobby, was a star running back at Alabama and first-round supplemental pick of the Denver Broncos in 1989. Humphrey’s mother, Barbara, still holds the school record in the 400-meter dash at the University of…

DA Grades The NFL Draft’s First Round – CBS Local Sports

Friday, April 28, 2017

One of America’s most enduring economies of nonsense is the grading of the NFL Draft. How can we hand out A’s or F’s if we literally have no idea how the player will perform? This is akin to predicting whether you will have a good day three years from tomorrow. “April 29, 2020? You know, looking at my past April 29ths, and knowing it falls at a time of year…

NASCAR enlists 14-year-old to direct new NASCAR Acceleration Nation spot – Nascar

Friday, April 28, 2017

Conway was introduced to NASCAR through 77 Ventures, its agency partner on the 2017 season launch campaign and, more recently, the NASCAR Acceleration Nation work. “Tutelage” is set in a school classroom, where child teachers explain the aerodynamics principles of drag and drafting to a seated audience of students including Dillon, driver of the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet SS. “I really appreciate how NASCAR is including kids like…

NBCUniversal Marketing Machine Starts Its Engine for 2018 Olympics – Variety

Friday, April 28, 2017

It’s only 287 days until the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, but nearly 100 of the U.S. team’s top athletes have come together this week, from gold-medalist skier Lindsey Vonn to ice-skating phenom Ashley Wagner to snowboarding legend Shaun White. But they’re not at the site of the 2018 Games, Pyeongchang, South Korea; they’ve assembled at a Los Angeles production facility. And though it’s a sunny spring day, they…

NASCAR penalizes teams for inspection violations – FOXSports.com

Friday, April 28, 2017

Also losing 15 minutes of practice time for deferred failed race inspection at Texas will be Denny Hamlin, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chris Buescher, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

A tale of murder, baseball and a life on the edge – Los Angeles Times

Friday, April 28, 2017

<!– –><!– On Sept. 18, 2015, police officers were called to a Corona house where they discovered the bodies of two people beaten to death with a baseball bat. A third victim would later die at a hospital. –> On Sept. 18, 2015, police officers were called to a Corona house where they discovered the bodies of two people beaten to death with a baseball bat. A third victim would…

Thursday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Friday, April 28, 2017

NFL DRAFT PHILADELPHIA (AP) With defensive studs everywhere in this draft, NFL teams turned offensive. With an emphasis on quarterbacks. Hardly stunning in a pass-happy league, except that no quarterbacks in this crop have been highly touted. Yet three went in the first dozen, with two whopping trades putting the Bears and Chiefs in position to grab QBs. Chicago paid a whopping price to move up one spot to second…

2017 NFL Draft: Grades for Round 1 picks – CBSSports.com

Friday, April 28, 2017

Carolina Panthers select: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford I like his skill set with the way the game is played, but again, it’s a back in the top 10. Hate that.

USA Hockey Names a New Executive Director – New York Times

Friday, April 28, 2017

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DraftKings Rankings for Richmond: Get tips for your fantasy lineup … – Nascar

Friday, April 28, 2017

16. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. ($7,000) – This is a new Stenhouse. With limited practice time and a beat-up race car, Stenhouse continued his excellence at Bristol. It’s not just Bristol, the Roush Fords are for real this year. (4.5 fppk) 17. Clint Bowyer ($8,500) – He’s a short track guy. Bowyer probably won’t earn fast lap or laps led points, but that’s not a deal breaker. At his price, a top-10 finishing…