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NASCAR fans feeling the Trump divide – The Boston Globe

Monday, August 21, 2017

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Walk around the sprawling campsites at the Bristol Motor Speedway here in the green hills of Tennessee, and you know you’re deep in Trump country. Cars buzz around this half-mile track, practicing for the night NASCAR races here. National Rifle Association signs are omnipresent, as the track hosts the only race in NAS-CAR’s top circuit with NRA branding. A pop-up city of RVs sprawls outside the speedway,…

A Tranquil Swimming Hole Is Overwhelmed by Its Own Internet Fame – New York Times

Monday, August 21, 2017

Many who swam for years in the Blue Hole or sought moments of quiet contemplation there have been dismayed, saying that the increased popularity of the spot has threatened to destroy precisely what made it precious. Advertisement Continue reading the main story State officials have responded by instituting measures to address what has become an increasingly common problem for conservation authorities across the country who aim to strike a balance…

Catch of the year? Junior League Baseball World Series player flips wall to rob a homer – CBSSports.com

Monday, August 21, 2017

Major League Baseball is taking a more active role in this year’s Little League World Series. Hence the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates spending Sunday at the tournament before playing their own game in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Consider it fitting, then, that the catch of the day was turned in by a youngster. Jack Regenye, playing center field for Kennett Square against Chinese Taipei in the Junior League Baseball World…

Chris Christie no longer in running for local sports radio gig – Fox News

Sunday, August 20, 2017

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is no longer looking to join a local sports talk radio station once he leaves office. Christie made the announcement Sunday after the New York Daily News reported that New York sports talk radio WFAN told the Republican governor he was no longer in the running to replace the station’s longtime afternoon host Mike Francesa. The governor said WFAN approached him…

Edgbaston cakewalk and Murray’s first slam highlight magic of floodlit sport – The Guardian (blog)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

One of the great things about being a fan of sport is the licence to rail against modernity. Complain about the intranet at work and no doubt, in time, you will be disciplined. Complain about sprinters pulling faces for the cameras on the start line and millions will be with you. This antediluvian attitude ought to make the positive noises which greeted the day-night Test involving England and the West…

Sports Direct sues over Iceland shop – Telegraph.co.uk

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Fresh from winning a £15m battle over a pub bet, Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has returned to the courts to mount a legal claim over the ownership of its shop in Iceland. The sportswear retailer is suing the family of Jon Asegir Johannesson, the disgraced Icelandic businessman who at one time owned swathes of the British high street through his Baugur vehicle. Mr Johannesson’s family owns 60pc of Sports Direct’s…

10 Questions: Dave Matter on Mizzou sports – STLtoday.com

Sunday, August 20, 2017

QUESTION: What is your take on the “stick to sports” debate when it comes to sports journalists? At what point is it too much on Twitter, Facebook, etc.? MATTER: First off, I work for the Post-Dispatch, not Twitter. My Mizzou sports coverage in the pages of the P-D and on STLtoday.com have nothing to do with presidential politics and never have any leanings one way or the other. Social media is…

‘Scrappy’ Butler climbing in Big East sports despite small budget – Indianapolis Star

Sunday, August 20, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE So far, it has been positive. David Woods/IndyStar Buy Photo Basketball is Butler’s bread and butter, but other teams are succeeding at doing more with less as well. “We play small ball, find avenues to get points,” track coach Matt Roe says. In March, Bulldogs guard Kethan Savage drove on Seton Hall Pirates guard Madison Jones during a Big East game at Hinkle Fieldhouse.(Photo: Matt…

From flying a plane to wearing a welding helmet: How NASCAR is taking in the eclipse – Nascar

Sunday, August 20, 2017

RELATED: The NASCAR fan’s guide to the eclipse Chase Elliott may be up in his plane. Trevor Bayne joked that he may ride around wearing “a welding helmet.” Monday’s solar eclipse is big news among scientists, astronomers and others interested in what goes on in the universe. It has its place among folks in NASCAR as well. “I didn’t know about it until about a week and a half ago,”…

Edgbaston cakewalk and Murray’s first slam highlight magic of floodlit sport – The Guardian (blog)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

One of the great things about being a fan of sport is the licence to rail against modernity. Complain about the intranet at work and no doubt, in time, you will be disciplined. Complain about sprinters pulling faces for the cameras on the start line and millions will be with you. This antediluvian attitude ought to make the positive noises which greeted the day-night Test involving England and the West…

MLB umpires wear wristbands to protest ‘abusive’ treatment – FOXSports.com

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Major League Baseball umpires wore white wristbands during games Saturday, protesting ”abusive player behavior” after Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler was fined but not suspended for his recent verbal tirade against ump Angel Hernandez. The World Umpires Association announced the action, saying the union strongly objected to the response by the commissioner’s office. Kinsler said this week that Hernandez was a bad umpire and ”just needs to go away.” ”The…

Two Cambridge grads and a MoneySupermarket veteran raise £1 million to build the Airbnb of marathons – Business Insider

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Let’s Do This cofounders from left: CTO Neil Lock, CEO Sam Browne, and CPO Alex Rose. Let’s Do This LONDON — An online sports listing startup has raised £1 million from a raft to tech, banking, and sporting figures to build the “Airbnb of endurance events” like triathlon and marathon. Let’s Do This, founded 13 months ago, secured the seed funding in June but it has not yet been publically…

‘Scrappy’ Butler climbing in Big East sports despite small budget – Indianapolis Star

Sunday, August 20, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE So far, it has been positive. David Woods/IndyStar Buy Photo Basketball is Butler’s bread and butter, but other teams are succeeding at doing more with less as well. “We play small ball, find avenues to get points,” track coach Matt Roe says. In March, Bulldogs guard Kethan Savage drove on Seton Hall Pirates guard Madison Jones during a Big East game at Hinkle Fieldhouse.(Photo: Matt…

Kyle Busch sweeps at Bristol with a victory in the NASCAR Cup race – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, August 20, 2017

It’s Bristol Motor Speedway and Kyle Busch practically owns the place. Busch swept the weekend for the second time in his career by winning the Monster Energy Cup Series race Saturday night. He also won in the Truck Series on Wednesday night and the Xfintiy Series on Friday night. He’s the only driver to pull of the sweep, and he also did it in 2010. Busch toyed with the crowd,…

NASCAR fans: Confederate flag still important symbol – USA TODAY

Sunday, August 20, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE USA TODAY Sports’ Brant James looks ahead to some of the top story lines fans should keep an eye on at the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. USA TODAY Sports It is not uncommon to see Confederate flags flying at any racetrack where NASCAR events are held.(Photo: Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY Sports) BRISTOL, Tenn. — The Confederate flag once was as much a part of…

The push to honor a baseball pioneer from New Hampshire – Concord Monitor

Sunday, August 20, 2017

When Marjorie Adams came to Mont Vernon from Connecticut recently to give a talk in the town where her great-grandfather was born, she had a confession to make. There was a time, she admitted, “when even I thought that Abner Doubleday invented baseball.” She doesn’t make that mistake any more. For several years, Adams has been one of the leaders in the push to have Daniel “Doc” Adams –…

Thomas Yawkey, the Red Sox Owner Who Resisted Integration – New York Times

Sunday, August 20, 2017

By 1959, even the local N.H.L. team, the Bruins, had employed a black player, Willie O’Ree. But not the Red Sox. As Robinson, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and Elston Howard helped their teams win championships in the 1950s, the Red Sox — with Ted Williams in his later prime — never finished first during that decade. The Red Sox tried out Robinson at Fenway Park in 1945 and rejected him….

D’Amato: 26 years later, UW still without varsity baseball – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Harvey Kuenn played baseball for the Wisconsin Badgers.(Photo: Journal Sentinel files) When the University of Wisconsin dropped varsity baseball in 1991, there were valid reasons. The athletic department faced a $2.1 million budget shortfall, spending was outpacing revenue and the financial outlook was bleak. Surely, it pained then-athletic director Pat Richter, an all-Big Ten, power-hitting first baseman for the Badgers in the early 1960s, to lop baseball (along with men’s…

China to limit overseas investments in real estate, sports – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, August 20, 2017

China’s government is moving to curb domestic companies’ investments abroad in property, sports, entertainment and other fields, following a series of high-profile, multibillion-dollar acquisitions by Chinese firms. A document released Friday by the State Council, China’s Cabinet, was the latest move by regulators to tap the brakes on a string of foreign acquisitions, citing concerns that the companies involved may be taking on too much debt. One of those conglomerates,…

One of the biggest youth sports injuries can be prevented – USA Today – USA TODAY

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Dr. Christopher Brown works on an injured athlete.(Photo: Provided) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2.6 million children ages 19 and younger are treated in emergency departments each year for sports and recreation-related injuries. And those are just the incidents that make it to the ED. The injuries fall under the terms traumatic or non-traumatic (overuse injuries that develop over time), but that’s not to…