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Baseball: Red Sox fire manager Farrell after five seasons – Reuters

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

(The Sports Xchange) – The Boston Red Sox fired manager John Farrell on Wednesday, two days after his team was eliminated from the playoffs. Farrell, who managed the Red Sox since 2013, will not return for the 2018 season, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski announcement. The team said a search for a new manager will begin immediately. Farrell, 55, was 432-378 (.533) in five seasons, leading the Red Sox…

Vanderbilt’s new baseball building rivals some Division I football facilities – The Tennessean

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

CLOSE Vanderbilt baseball has completed its new training facilities. Autumn Allison/USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee Buy Photo Vanderbilt’s new $12 million baseball facility houses an expansive team classroom.(Photo: Adam Sparks / The Tennessean)Buy Photo   Vanderbilt’s new $12 million athletic facility would make some Division I football programs jealous, and it’s not even a football facility. “It wasn’t meant to be the most luxurious building,” said Vanderbilt baseball coach Tim Corbin, whose…

Welcome to the fascinating world of baseball – Olympics

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

facebook Share twitter Share In the nine years since baseball’s last appearance at the Olympic Games, it became clear that illustrating the sport’s global appeal was necessary for it to make a dramatic return to the roster on the biggest stage. World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Riccardo Fraccari explains how they did it – and looks forward to…

While the Cubs Convey Success, the Nationals Still Flounder – New York Times

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

In any case, Strasburg, who has always relied on a strict routine and was shut down before the 2012 playoffs because of a predetermined innings limit after he underwent Tommy John surgery, will not be available for Game 4. “It’s fine,” Baker said. “We have full confidence in Tanner.” And the Cubs have reason to believe in their starter: Jake Arrieta, a former Cy Young Award winner who skipped his…

Barstool Sports Asked Potential Employee To Sign Away Her Right To Be Offended – Deadspin

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

This afternoon, former Fox Sports college football host Elika Sadeghi told a story about how she recently walked away from a job offer from a sports media company because it asked her to sign an agreement acknowledging that she would willingly work in an environment where she might be exposed to “nudity, sexual scenarios, racial epithets, suggestive gestures, profanity and references to stereotypes.” Though Sadeghi redacted the name of the…

Isaiah Thomas: ‘Best Year of My Career, Worst Year of My Life’ – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A green-and-gray mini basketball sits on a bed of sand-colored rocks next to the pool in the backyard. The ball belongs to five-year-old Jaiden Thomas, son of Isaiah Thomas, whose name and image grace the side of it. Jaiden brought the ball from Boston to Cleveland, a reminder that his father used to play for the Celtics and played so well they sold souvenirs with his picture on them. Jaiden’s…

Facebook plans “Venues” for watching concerts, sports, movies in VR – TechCrunch

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Facebook plans to launch a virtual reality “Venues” app next year that Mark Zuckerberg says will allow people to “watch live concerts, and live sports, and premieres of movies and TV shows, all around the world with friends” and other people. The announcement came at Oculus’ Connect conference in San Jose, where Zuckerberg also announced the new $199 Oculus Go standalone mobile VR headset, that developers would get inside-out tracking-equipped Santa…

Climber who killed himself after girlfriend’s death was haunted by sport’s ‘painful reality’ – New York Post

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The accomplished mountain climber who killed himself after his girlfriend died in an avalanche in Montana had seemingly been at a breaking point prior to her death, writing weeks before on a climbing blog that the sport is “either a beautiful gift or a curse.” Hayden Kennedy, of Carbondale, Colo., was found dead Sunday at a residence in Bozeman, Mont., one day after his girlfriend, 23-year-old Inge Perkins of Bozeman,…

Wednesday’s Hot Clicks: Camille Ringoir; US Soccer in the Crapper after Trinidad and Tobago Loss – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Bummer The 2018 World Cup just got a lot less interesting. The U.S. won’t participate for the first time since 1986 after last night’s loss to Trinidad and Tobago. The reaction was fierce from former USMNT members. Grant Wahl breaks down what this means for U.S. soccer, while Taylor Twellman cut a WWE-level promo on the team. I’ve decided to jump on the Trinidad and Tobago bandwagon. I just hope they set some alarm clocks*….

US Soccer Takes One Giant Step Back – New York Times

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

In the United States, defeat brought hot-take recrimination on Twitter and examination on ESPN, but nothing like the scorn of national outrage. Soccer doesn’t elicit that same rawness of collective emotion here. When defender Omar Gonzalez, who put a ball into his own net, later told reporters, “We let down an entire nation,” his dejection was understandable but his remark seemed overstated. And yet absence from the 2018 World Cup…

Ryan Luza wins NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series eSport championship – Nascar

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

RELATED: Full season results | Standings Ryan Luza won the 2017 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series championship, outlasting his three rivals in the winner-take-all season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The race, and championship, came down to a late duel between Luza and Logan Clampitt as the two restarted from the front row with five laps remaining. Luza had the lead and with it, control of the restart, and he rocketed out to…

NASCAR penalizes JGR for Cup and Xfinity infractions – Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

NASCAR handed down penalties from Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday morning to the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing team in the Monster Energy Cup Series and two teams in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Daniel Suarez’s car did not have all five lug nuts tight on the No. 19 Toyota following the Bank of America 500 on Sunday. His crew chief Scott Graves was fined $10,000. On the Xfinity side…

TV Takes You There: The Joys Of Postseason Baseball – MediaPost Communications

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

by Adam Buckman , Featured Columnist, 3 hours ago The extreme length of playoff baseball games is often a subject of complaint at this time of year, but there is a benefit too. After watching the first four games of the Yankees-Indians series on Fox Sports 1 over the last few days (Game 4 photo above), it occurred to me that a long baseball game is not only entertaining for…

MLB rumors: Yankees to make Brian Cashman highest-paid GM in baseball? – NJ.com

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

When the Yankees postseason run comes to an end, big decisions must be made on key pieces to the franchise’s puzzle. From a potential opt-out with righty Masahiro Tanaka to Joe Girardi’s managerial future, there’s no shortage of decisions for the front office and ownership to make in the next few months. Of course, that’s assuming the general manager of the team will be the one to make those decisions. Brian Cashman,…

Fox Sports Assures It Still Cares About World Cup Despite Team USA’s Epic Fail – Deadline

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Team USA’s 2-1 loss at Trinidad & Tobago last night left the Americans standing outside the door of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It also left Fox, which holds English-speaking rights to the world’s most popular sports event, in full facepalm mode. The shock defeat — the U.S. gave up two early goals and never recovered — coupled with an unlikely win by Honduras at Mexico and Panama beating Costa…

Protests edge into other sports as NFL looks at tamping them – Washington Post

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing J.T. Brown raises his fist in the air during the singing of the “The Star Spangled Banner” on Saturday in Sunrise, Fla. (Wilfredo Lee/AP) One of America’s fiercest culture warriors right now is President Trump, and one of his pet conflicts at the moment is with NFL players protesting racial inequality by kneeling during the national anthem. But while he appears to be winning some battles in that war, it’s not over —…

Isaiah Thomas: ‘Best Year of My Career, Worst Year of My Life’ – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A green-and-gray mini basketball sits on a bed of sand-colored rocks next to the pool in the backyard. The ball belongs to five-year-old Jaiden Thomas, son of Isaiah Thomas, whose name and image grace the side of it. Jaiden brought the ball from Boston to Cleveland, a reminder that his father used to play for the Celtics and played so well they sold souvenirs with his picture on them. Jaiden’s…

Climber who killed himself after girlfriend’s death was haunted by sport’s ‘painful reality’ – New York Post

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The accomplished mountain climber who killed himself after his girlfriend died in an avalanche in Montana had seemingly been at a breaking point prior to her death, writing weeks before on a climbing blog that the sport is “either a beautiful gift or a curse.” Hayden Kennedy, of Carbondale, Colo., was found dead Sunday at a residence in Bozeman, Mont., one day after his girlfriend, 23-year-old Inge Perkins of Bozeman,…

Nissan made a DualShock-controlled car to promote ‘GT Sport’ – Engadget

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

That micro-computer is responsible for interpreting the joystick and button signals and transmitting those signals to the car’s onboard systems. Aboard the helicopter, Mardenborough got help from a sensor and a display on the cockpit that showed the GT-R /C’s speed. On his fastest lap that lasted one minute 17.47 seconds, the vehicle reached 131 mph and averaged 76 mph. Mardenborough described the event as “once-in-a-lifetime, truly epic stuff.” Damn…

US Soccer Must Pay The Price And Remake Itself – Forbes

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

There were no saviors, no miracles, and then the unthinkable happened. The U.S. national team was knocked out of the 2018 World Cup with a 2-1 defeat on Tuesday night in Trinidad and soccer in America took a kick in the head nobody saw coming. The Americans went into the night with a projected 97% chance of qualifying, a number that eventually dipped by exactly 97 points. The U.S. got…