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Uneven Start to New Swimming Event (That’s the Fun of It) – New York Times

Friday, August 07, 2015

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NASCAR weekend schedule at Watkins Glen, Friday’s practices through Sunday’s … – NBCSports.com

Friday, August 07, 2015

NASCAR returns to the twisting 2.45-mile Watkins Glen International road course this weekend for both Sprint Cup and Xfinity races. This will be the 33rd Sprint Cup race and 22nd Xfinity race held at the upstate New York track. On-track action begins Friday with two Sprint Cup practice sessions and two Xfinity practice sessions. Also Friday, there will be a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event, with two practices, qualifying…

Premier League 2015-16: The One Thing Soccer’s Richest League Can’t Buy – Wall Street Journal

Friday, August 07, 2015

ENLARGE London As much as they could, the four major contenders in the English Premier League spent the off-season preparing in secret. They kept player transfers quiet. They dodged tactical questions. They tinkered with lineups. And yet the top four clubs in England—Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United MANU 0.60 % —all arrived at the same conclusion this summer: It’s time to give up on traditional strikers. Over the…

Which sport’s Hall of Fame does its job best? – ESPN

Friday, August 07, 2015

0 Shares Print They’re called immortals, after all. So before we ask ourselves which of the traditional Big Four pro sports Halls of Fame is the truest to its history, let’s take a flight of fancy. Imagine a picnic at which all of the players have gathered. They are alive and well, in the good company and cheer of their peers. Picture Babe Ruth hugging Lou Gehrig around the neck…

Happy 24th birthday to Mike Trout, the best player in baseball for four years … – For The Win

Friday, August 07, 2015

The best player in baseball turned 24 on Friday. Mike Trout has been in a bit of a slump since injuring his wrist last Sunday, but no matter: Trout leads the Majors in home runs and ranks second in WAR, third in total bases and fourth in OPS. Perhaps you’ve heard: He’s good. Here’s a sampling of the eye-opening Mike Trout facts presented on the Internet in honor of his…

Inside Baseball: Padres, Reds throw late deadline curves, and other notes – CBSSports.com

Friday, August 07, 2015

Trade deadline week was one of the best ever, but deadline day itself turned into a surprising dud, with only one true impact player changing teams that day. That was exciting outfielder Yoenis Cespedes — a rental star who’s part of a Mets revival but is ineligible to start next season as a Met as his contract is currently written. So what happened to what promised to be a thrill-a-minute…

What you need to know about the Cape Cod Baseball League, where major leaguers … – SB Nation

Friday, August 07, 2015

On a chilly late-July Saturday night at Spillane Field in Wareham, Mass., more than 5,000 fans gathered to watch 55 of the best amateur baseball players in the country. If history and statistical precedent are any indication, anywhere from a half-dozen to a dozen of them will one day play Major League Baseball. There was only one problem: the Wareham High School parking was full three hours before the…

State: Director embezzled $20K from youth baseball group – Detroit Free Press

Friday, August 07, 2015

Joseph Wolf Jr.(Photo: Michigan Gaming Control Board) A Shelby Township man is accused of embezzling more than $20,000 from his youth baseball league charity to buy a vehicle, travel to Florida and pay bills for himself and family members, including his mother’s monthly mobile phone bills. Joseph Wallace Wolf Jr., 51, was released on a $50,000 personal bond after arraignment today on five felony counts of embezzling $1,000 to less…

Derba promoted to UMaine baseball associate head coach – Bangor Daily News

Friday, August 07, 2015

ORONO, Maine — Nick Derba heads into his third year with the University of Maine baseball program with a new title. The former minor league catcher has been promoted to associate head coach, Black Bears head coach Steve Trimper announced Thursday. “He’s going to be a head coach at a Division I school sometime in the future,” Trimper said. “The least I could do is make a title change and…

Which sport’s Hall of Fame does its job best? – ESPN

Friday, August 07, 2015

0 Shares Print They’re called immortals, after all. So before we ask ourselves which of the traditional Big Four pro sports Halls of Fame is the truest to its history, let’s take a flight of fancy. Imagine a picnic at which all of the players have gathered. They are alive and well, in the good company and cheer of their peers. Picture Babe Ruth hugging Lou Gehrig around the neck…

8 sports make pitches for spot at 2020 Tokyo Olympics – USA TODAY

Friday, August 07, 2015

Riccardo Fraccari, President of World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) gives a presentation during the interview session on August 7, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. The delegates from the eight shortlisted international federations -Baseball/Softball (WBSC), Bowling (WB), Karate (WKF), Roller Sports (FIRS), Sport Climbing (IFSC), Squash (WSF), Surfing (ISA), Wushu (IWUF) – were interviewed to be considered for inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Tokyo’s final choice of events to be…

NBC Sports Group Adds Premier League Games to USA Network’s Lineup – New York Times

Friday, August 07, 2015

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Which sports team will win Detroit’s next championship? – Detroit Free Press

Friday, August 07, 2015

Buy Photo Fireworks burst over the Detroit city skyline June 23, 2015.(Photo: Diane Weiss, DFP)Buy Photo It’s been kind of a slow Friday for Detroit sports news, so we have an interesting question for you to ponder as you get ready for the weekend. Which Detroit major pro sports team will win the city’s next championship? It’s been eight years now since a Detroit team’s won a title (the Red…

Thursday’s Sports In Brief – Washington Times

Friday, August 07, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – A test event for 2016 Olympic equestrian began in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, following an outbreak of the highly contagious and deadly disease, glanders. Authorities have insisted the disease, which was discovered this year among horses stabled near Rio’s Olympic Equestrian Center and can also infect humans, poses no threat to horses or riders. The exact details of the outbreak at the Deodoro military…

Intense water sports to try on your next beach vacation – Fox News

Friday, August 07, 2015

iStock iStock iStock iStock iStock iStock With the summer sun beating down and temperatures soaring from morning until late afternoon, you might be tempted to take your workout into an air conditioned gym. The height of summer can be tough on outdoor workouts like running and cycling, but that doesn’t mean you need to take it inside. You can actually get an intense and effective workout, while staying cool, if…

NBC Sports Group Adds Premier League Games to USA Network’s Lineup – New York Times

Friday, August 07, 2015

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Report: Blackhawks’ Kane subject of police probe – FOXSports.com

Friday, August 07, 2015

Chicago Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane is the subject of a police investigation into an alleged rape in the Buffalo area, The Buffalo News reported on Thursday, citing two law enforcement sources. The report says a woman reported being assaulted over the weekend and had testing done via a rape kit at a hospital. WKBW-7 in Buffalo, citing sources, reported that the alleged incident involves Kane and a woman that began…

Oh pitches baseball; 8 sports bid for spot at 2020 Olympics – Yahoo News

Friday, August 07, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Baseball called on Japanese home run king Sadaharu Oh, and karate used a live demonstration as eight sports made their case on Friday to be included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Baseball and softball are making a combined bid. The other sports are squash, surfing, bowling, roller sports, sport climbing, and wushu. Under the “Olympic Agenda 2020” reforms, the IOC agreed to abolish the 28-sport limit to…

Has Social Media Killed The Sports Marketing Agent? – Forbes

Friday, August 07, 2015

Many people have figured out how they can leverage their social media followings for economic gain.  In fact, the growth of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Twitter and other social networks has led to the creation of the “social media celebrity” — an individual who is able to leverage his or her followers in engaged communications with either overtly sponsored material or undisclosed, paid posts. Teenagers are purportedly more enamored by YouTube…

NBC Sports Group Adds Premier League Games to USA Network’s Lineup – New York Times

Friday, August 07, 2015

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