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The fight in women’s hockey, political athletes and lots of Jalens – ESPN

Friday, March 24, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment sports + biz + culture + lifeGet REDEF delivered to your inbox rantnrave:// Mercifully, the NFL intends to do something about the nasty commercial/kickoff/commercial sequence that pops up during games — which has long made viewers angry. It’s part of the league’s plan to reformat games. Commercial breaks, replays and in-game timing are all on the table. While the MLB has fixated…

Auto Club 400 returns, with some NASCAR stars still seeking first win of season – Los Angeles Times

Friday, March 24, 2017

NASCAR returns to Southern California this weekend with a new race format, a new series sponsor and most of the sport’s biggest names looking for their first win of the season. Stock-car racing’s top circuit is now called the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after energy drink maker Monster Beverage Corp. took over title sponsorship this year from Sprint Corp. The Auto Club 400 on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway…

NASCAR’s Ryan Newman: Ending 127-race winless streak took perseverance, rules changes – Charlotte Observer

Friday, March 24, 2017

Ryan Newman broke a 127-race NASCAR Cup series winless streak Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway. It also snapped a 112-race streak without a victory for Richard Childress Racing, which hadn’t had a car in Victory Lane since Kevin Harvick won at Phoenix in November 2013. Here are five questions with Newman, speaking with reporters after Sunday’s race: Q. Is this victory any more meaningful than others you’ve had? A. It’s…

Pit crew trainees go to the wall in hopes of going over it – ESPN

Friday, March 24, 2017

Check out the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program and the women who are looking to make history in the sport. CONCORD, N.C. — Clinching their air impact wrenches, Brehanna Daniels and Breanna O’Leary crouch like tigers waiting to pounce. They focus on the rumbling stock car that screeches to a halt in front of them and then they’re off, sprinting around the front and rear of the car. Daniels quickly…

The 18th-Century Black Sports Superstar You’ve Never Heard Of – History

Friday, March 24, 2017

You haven’t heard of him because his improbable rise wasn’t possible in America. Hillman’s portrait of the very dapper Richmond from 1812.   Richmond was born into slavery on what’s today the New York borough of Staten Island on August 5, 1763. When the British landed there in 1776, at the start of the American Revolution, Richmond did what many slaves of the day did: he enlisted in the British…

The fight in women’s hockey, political athletes and lots of Jalens – ESPN

Friday, March 24, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment sports + biz + culture + lifeGet REDEF delivered to your inbox rantnrave:// Mercifully, the NFL intends to do something about the nasty commercial/kickoff/commercial sequence that pops up during games — which has long made viewers angry. It’s part of the league’s plan to reformat games. Commercial breaks, replays and in-game timing are all on the table. While the MLB has fixated…

NHL asked for decision on Olympics by end of April – ABC News

Friday, March 24, 2017

The NHL may be nearing a deadline to decide whether to allow the world’s best hockey players to participate in the Winter Olympics next year in South Korea. “I hope we can find a compromise in the next two or three weeks,” International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel told The Associated Press on Thursday in a telephone interview from Russia. “We need to know by the end of April…

NASCAR’s Ryan Newman: Ending 127-race winless streak took perseverance, rules changes – Charlotte Observer

Friday, March 24, 2017

Ryan Newman broke a 127-race NASCAR Cup series winless streak Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway. It also snapped a 112-race streak without a victory for Richard Childress Racing, which hadn’t had a car in Victory Lane since Kevin Harvick won at Phoenix in November 2013. Here are five questions with Newman, speaking with reporters after Sunday’s race: Q. Is this victory any more meaningful than others you’ve had? A. It’s…

College Hockey Has a Talent Glut, but Nowhere to Grow – New York Times

Friday, March 24, 2017

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NASCAR’s burning questions – Biggest surprise of 2017 season? Do … – ESPN

Friday, March 24, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Our experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in NASCAR as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series readies for Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California: Turn 1: Tight end Jordan Cameron said recently that most NFL players do not love playing football. Do you think the same holds true for NASCAR? Do drivers really love racing, or…

2017 World Baseball Classic sets records for attendance, ratings – CBSSports.com

Friday, March 24, 2017

Download the CBS Sports App today and get the latest scores, news and alerts from Major League Baseball, plus get daily MLB picks from SportsLine! At least for America, the 2017 World Baseball Classic was by far the most exciting installment of the event that started in 2006. Sure, USA won, but I would hold that opinion even if Japan ousted my country in the semifinals. There were just so many different moments…

Three high school baseball players kicked off team for using jerseys to spell out racial slur – Washington Post

Friday, March 24, 2017

(Ross D. Franklin/AP) A California high school removed three players from the baseball team after they “manipulated” letters from their jerseys to spell out the n-word and post it on social media, the Ventura County Star reports. Nordhoff High Coach Sean Strben, who was not directly involved in the March 15 incident, also resigned this week. “There have been several issues and incidents of concern related to this year’s varsity baseball…

Cespedes says ‘I think baseball would grow’ if MLB added more Latin culture – CBSSports.com

Friday, March 24, 2017

Download the CBS Sports App today and get the latest scores, news and alerts from Major League Baseball, plus get daily MLB picks from SportsLine! The 2017 World Baseball Classic wrapped up Wednesday night , and one of my favorite parts of the tournament is seeing all the different baseball cultures. Latin American players play with a ton of energy and passion. In Asia the fans chant and sing songs…

The 18th-Century Black Sports Superstar You’ve Never Heard Of – History

Friday, March 24, 2017

You haven’t heard of him because his improbable rise wasn’t possible in America. Hillman’s portrait of the very dapper Richmond from 1812.   Richmond was born into slavery on what’s today the New York borough of Staten Island on August 5, 1763. When the British landed there in 1776, at the start of the American Revolution, Richmond did what many slaves of the day did: he enlisted in the British…

Preview: Verne Lundquist on the secret to a great sports call – CBS News

Friday, March 24, 2017

Sportscasters rehearse calling big moments over and over in their heads, but few ever get the chance to make a call that will echo through the years. CBS Sports’ Verne Lundquist is one of the lucky ones who, in a 50-plus-year career, has made some of the most memorable calls spanning a variety of sports, from football to figure skating. The key to those historic calls is a matter of…

The fight in women’s hockey, political athletes and lots of Jalens – ESPN

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment sports + biz + culture + lifeGet REDEF delivered to your inbox rantnrave:// Mercifully, the NFL intends to do something about the nasty commercial/kickoff/commercial sequence that pops up during games — which has long made viewers angry. It’s part of the league’s plan to reformat games. Commercial breaks, replays and in-game timing are all on the table. While the MLB has fixated…

Baffoe: WBC Is Baseball The Right Way – CBS Chicago

Thursday, March 23, 2017

By Tim Baffoe– (CBS) All right, I’m sold. I used to be anti-World Baseball Classic, caught up in an ignorant “new is bad” obtuse mentality of American baseball consumer and the WBC’s initial appearance to be something terribly Olympic, but shucks if I won’t be tuning into future ones. And what got me? The stripped down, uninhibited love-of-the-game fun of it all. Apologies if it was there in previous years…

Ranking the five best moments of the 2017 World Baseball Classic – CBSSports.com

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Download the CBS Sports App today and get the latest scores, news and alerts from Major League Baseball, plus get daily MLB picks from SportsLine! Wednesday night, the United States was crowned the winner of the 2017 World Baseball Classic . They bested Puerto Rico in a one-sided championship game to win their first WBC title. The 2017 WBC featured 40 games across three weeks, not including the four qualifying…

What is the most unbreakable individual record in sports? – Boston.com

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Welcome to Boston.com’s Sports Q, our daily conversation, initiated by you and moderated by Chad Finn, about a compelling topic in Boston sports. Here’s how it works: You submit questions to Chad through Twitter, Facebook, email, his Friday chat, and any other outlet you prefer. He’ll pick one each day (except for Saturday) to answer, then we’ll take the discussion to the comments. Chad will stop by several times per day to navigate. But you drive the…

The fight in women’s hockey, political athletes and lots of Jalens – ESPN

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment sports + biz + culture + lifeGet REDEF delivered to your inbox rantnrave:// Mercifully, the NFL intends to do something about the nasty commercial/kickoff/commercial sequence that pops up during games — which has long made viewers angry. It’s part of the league’s plan to reformat games. Commercial breaks, replays and in-game timing are all on the table. While the MLB has fixated…