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Martin Truex Jr.’s blue-collar journey will surely lead to NASCAR Cup title in 2017 – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Martin Truex Jr. is not a lonesome loser. He’s crawled his way up the ranks and paid the requisite dues. Truex’s long trajectory dates to racing go-karts at the New Egypt Speedway in central New Jersey and a pit stop in Mooresville, N.C., where he once rented a home from Dale Earnhardt Jr. as he carved a niche in NASCAR. Truex now has a smoother ride in his No. 78…

Kasey Kahne will drive Leavine Family Racing No. 95 | NASCAR.com – Nascar

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Leavine Family Racing announced Tuesday that 18-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner Kasey Kahne is coming aboard as the organization’s new driver beginning next season. It will be the fifth organization for Kahne, the 2004 Rookie of the Year. His current team, Hendrick Motorsports, revealed last month that Kahne would not return in 2018. “I feel like (Leavine has) really made a lot of gains in the past couple…

Warriors stay unbeaten in Adirondack girls soccer | Soccer | poststar … – Glens Falls Post-Star

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Live sports audiences are getting older – Axios

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Amazon has been quietly preparing to introduce its first wearable device, a pair of smart glasses with the company’s Alexa assistant built-in, according to a new report from the Financial Times. The company is also working on a connected security camera, the newspaper said, citing sources. The camera could tie in to the company’s recently introduced Echo Show device. The smart glasses, the FT said, are designed to resemble regular…

Martin Truex Jr.’s blue-collar journey will surely lead to NASCAR Cup title in 2017 – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Martin Truex Jr. is not a lonesome loser. He’s crawled his way up the ranks and paid the requisite dues. Truex’s long trajectory dates to racing go-karts at the New Egypt Speedway in central New Jersey and a pit stop in Mooresville, N.C., where he once rented a home from Dale Earnhardt Jr. as he carved a niche in NASCAR. Truex now has a smoother ride in his No. 78…

With Home Run No. 5694, Baseball Sets a Record With Time to Spare – New York Times

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The feats have come with startling regularity. On Sept. 12, the Minnesota Twins became the first team ever to homer in each of the first seven innings of a game. On June 24, three Oakland Athletics rookies — Franklin Barreto, Jaycob Brugman and Matt Olson — became the first trio of teammates in more than a century to each hit their first major league homers in the same game. And…

Akron Announces Plan To Restore Baseball Program … – Baseball America

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Akron on Tuesday announced a plan that, if approved next month by the board of trustees, would restore the school’s baseball program and add a women’s lacrosse team. The Zips eliminated their baseball program following the 2015 season. The move to eliminate baseball was a part of widespread budget cuts at the university, made by former president Scott Scarborough. He resigned a year later, and Akron named Matt Wilson as…

Baseball Team Cruelly Loses Game Eight Innings After Celebrating … – Deadspin

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

At least the Wichita Wingnuts got to savor the taste of victory, as they streamed out of the dugout onto the field to celebrate clinching the championship of the American Association, an independent baseball league, on a ninth-inning groundout. Unfortunately, they didn’t actually win the game. In fact, they had to play almost another entire game, until they finally lost to the Winnipeg Goldeyes deep in extra innings. As you…

Dutch cyclist who broke her back in horrific Rio Olympics crash returns to win world gold – Washington Post

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

What a difference a year makes. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images) Annemiek van Vleuten’s teammates thought she had died last summer when the Dutch cyclist smashed headfirst into the pavement during a downhill stretch of the women’s road race at the Rio Olympics. Van Vleuten, who sustained a concussion and broke three vertebrae in her back, vowed to come back and, even better, to win. While the 34-year-old will have to wait…

NASCAR playoff driver Kasey Kahne to drive for Leavine Family Racing in 2018 – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kasey Kahne will drive the No. 95 Chevrolet Camaro for Leavine Family Racing next season. The 2004 Rookie of the Year has been with Hendrick Motorsports for the past five seasons and learned in August not only that would he not return but the team would be scrapping the No. 5 in exchange for NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott’s No. 9, which will be driven by his son Chase…

Ahead of Hurricane Maria, NASCAR-employed airline evacuates US Virgin Islands – Fox News

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fox Extreme Weather Center: Tracking Hurricane Maria After Hurricane Irma wrecked the U.S. Virgin Islands earlier this month, Christopher Allen spent countless hours figuring out how to send supplies. But Hurricane Maria formed almost as soon as Allen had finalized plans to send relief through Victory Air, an airline that works with NASCAR. That’s when Allen, a NASCAR shop mechanic, teamed up with Victory Air staff and came…

Boom in women’s sport causing spike in injuries, study finds – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The boom in women’s sport has led to a rise in related injuries, a study has found.  Figures show a “spike” in injuries relating to physical activity in women, according to health insurance provider Bupa.  There has been an overall 35 per cent rise in sport-related problems as a proportion of the overall injuries reported, the data shows.  Half of the top 24 injuries which have grown in incidence are…

NASL hits US Soccer with antitrust lawsuit after Division II status revoked – ESPN FC

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cosmos’ third goal in the final 11 minutes came with Juan Guerra’s fine finish in stoppage time to erase a 3-0 deficit. The North American Soccer League announced on Tuesday it has filed a federal an antitrust lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation in Brooklyn federal court. The filing of the suit comes two weeks after U.S. Soccer denied the NASL’s application for Division II status for 2018. The…

What Amazing Sports Plays Are No Longer Special? – Deadspin

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Illustration by Sam Woolley/GMG Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we’re talking Fritos, hobbies, working while hungover , and more. Your letters: Jordan: When did robbing home runs become so commonplace? Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s (yeah, I’m old as dirt) I don’t remember anyone ever scaling a wall to steal a sure home run. Nowadays,…

Boom in women’s sport causing spike in injuries, study finds – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The boom in women’s sport has led to a rise in related injuries, a study has found.  Figures show a “spike” in injuries relating to physical activity in women, according to health insurance provider Bupa.  There has been an overall 35 per cent rise in sport-related problems as a proportion of the overall injuries reported, the data shows.  Half of the top 24 injuries which have grown in incidence are…

Build it and they will come? Why Britain’s 1960s cycling revolution flopped – The Guardian

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Stevenage, the first of England’s post-war New Towns, was widely proclaimed in the 1960s as a shining example of how the provision of high-quality, joined-up cycle infrastructure would encourage many people to cycle – not just keen cyclists. The town, 30 miles north of London, had wide, smooth cycleways next to its main roads which were separated from cars and pedestrians. There were well-lit, airy underpasses beneath roundabouts, and schools,…

Matt DiBenedetto wants to be the face of NASCAR. Now he needs cash. – SB Nation

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

NASCAR driver Matt DiBenedetto is sitting on Willie Nelson’s old tour bus watching me crash his race car into a cement wall. It’s Friday afternoon, the day before the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway in Virginia. DiBenedetto, his director of communications Ryan Ellis, and I are playing NASCAR HEAT 2 on Xbox to pass the time before DiBenedetto runs his qualifying laps. This old RV has been on…

Five months before Olympics, British bobsled cuts off funding to women’s team – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

If all goes as planned for British Bobsleigh, the group that fields Olympic teams in the sport, Britain will have three teams at next year’s Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. But none of them will be women’s squads. On Wednesday, the organization, which also oversees the sport of skeleton, entirely pulled its funding for women’s bobsled after running out of money, the BBC reported. “I was absolutely gutted,” Mica McNeill,…

Obsessed with fantasy football? One local NASCAR driver probably has you beat… – Charlotte Observer

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Imagine: It’s your annual fantasy football draft. You’re at home, computer on your lap and a cold drink in your hand. It’s your turn to pick, and with your selection you choose… your close friend? That’s exactly what NASCAR driver Austin Dillon did when he chose his buddy, Carolina Panthers rookie running back Christian McCaffrey, for a few of his fantasy football teams. “I have McCaffrey on a few teams…