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Hostess ‘touchdown’ baseball tweet just a clever ad ruse? – Fox News

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Home run, touchdown…same thing? (Twitter/Hostess Snacks) On Monday, the MLB celebrated opening day with 14 games across the country. But baseball fans weren’t the only people jumping for joy. Hostess cupcakes declared its love for America’s pastime with an unusual tweet that had followers scratching their heads. “It’s here and we couldn’t be filled with more sweet joy. #OpeningDay” the snack company tweeted from its Hostess Snacks account. Accompanied with the…

Rob Manfred Puts His Stamp on the Game and an Era – New York Times

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

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Gossip column: Wilshere, Nasri, Henderson, Cavani, Pellegrini – BBC News

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. TRANSFER GOSSIP Manchester City want to strengthen their midfield and bring Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere, 23, and Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson, 24, to the Etihad Stadium this summer. (Daily Mail)  England team-mates Jordan Henderson and Jack Wilshere could line up at Manchester City next season if reports are…

Bo Ryan Is The Poor Sport He’s Supposed To Be – Deadspin

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

So Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said some sorta poor-sport-y stuff after his Badgers lost the NCAA championship game to Duke last night. In the video below, he can’t get through the pro forma talk of how much his graduating players meant to him without tossing in a passive-aggressive aside about how “we don’t do a rent-a-player.” In the next one, he can’t even get a full sentence into how proud…

Controversial sports supplement’s return sparks outrage – USA TODAY

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Driven Sports says it plans to start selling Craze v2 in April. The firm’s longtime marketing partner, Predator Nutrition, has posted this image on its website.(Photo: Predator Nutrition) A controversial maker of sports supplements, undeterred by a long-pending federal criminal charge, is poised this month to sell a new version of a popular workout powder pulled from the market in 2013 after tests found it contained a methamphetamine-like compound. Driven…

Patrick on qualifying: ‘Doesn’t always have to be exciting’ – USA TODAY

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Danica Patrick says qualifying doesn’t have to be heart-racing for TV viewers every weekend.(Photo: Jerome Minton, USA TODAY Sports) CONCORD, N.C. — Danica Patrick helped Charlotte Motor Speedway announce an old-school music act for the Coca-Cola 600 on Tuesday: ZZ Top. As it turns out, she’s also a fan of another throwback: Single-car qualifying at superspeedways. Patrick applauded NASCAR for announcing a change to qualifying at the upcoming Talladega Superspeedway…

NCAA Hockey 101: Goaltending the key to Frozen Four – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The thing that stands out when you look at the stats for the four teams that are still left standing at this point in the season is save percentage. There’s a lot to differentiate these teams from one another in a number of ways, but when it comes to play in the blue paint, very little separates them. Team save percentages for the season to date come in at .928,…

Bo Ryan Is The Poor Sport He’s Supposed To Be – Deadspin

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

So Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said some sorta poor-sport-y stuff after his Badgers lost the NCAA championship game to Duke last night. In the video below, he can’t get through the pro forma talk of how much his graduating players meant to him without tossing in a passive-aggressive aside about how “we don’t do a rent-a-player.” In the next one, he can’t even get a full sentence into how proud…

US Cities Should Follow Paris’ $160M Plan to Boost Cycling – Wired

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Thibault Camus/AP Paris has a pollution problem. Instead of the smoke from Gauloise cigarettes and the aroma of freshly baked bread, the air is packed with smog, an issue that got so bad one day last month, the city forcibly halved traffic by allowing only cars with odd-number plates to drive. Paris is working toward less authoritarian, more considered solutions, including a program that gives drivers up to $11,400 if…

Dutch Soccer fans boast Nazi heritage at game, chant ‘Hamas, Hamas, Jews to … – Jerusalem Post Israel News

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A Dutch soccer club is working to identify fans who chanted anti-Semitic slogans about the Holocaust during a match with a rival team from Amsterdam. The chants were documented on Sunday at Galgenwaard Stadium in Utrecht, a city situated 40 miles southeast of the Dutch capital Amsterdam, during an honor division match between Amsterdam’s Ajax team and FC Utrecht, the De Telegraaf daily reported. Utrecht supporters chanted…

Hostess ‘touchdown’ baseball tweet just a clever ad ruse? – Fox News

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Home run, touchdown…same thing? (Twitter/Hostess Snacks) On Monday, the MLB celebrated opening day with 14 games across the country. But baseball fans weren’t the only people jumping for joy. Hostess cupcakes declared its love for America’s pastime with an unusual tweet that had followers scratching their heads. “It’s here and we couldn’t be filled with more sweet joy. #OpeningDay” the snack company tweeted from its Hostess Snacks account. Accompanied with the…

Controversial sports supplement’s return sparks outrage – USA TODAY

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Driven Sports says it plans to start selling Craze v2 in April. The firm’s longtime marketing partner, Predator Nutrition, has posted this image on its website.(Photo: Predator Nutrition) A controversial maker of sports supplements, undeterred by a long-pending federal criminal charge, is poised this month to sell a new version of a popular workout powder pulled from the market in 2013 after tests found it contained a methamphetamine-like compound. Driven…

Bo Ryan Is The Poor Sport He’s Supposed To Be – Deadspin

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

So Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said some sorta poor-sport-y stuff after his Badgers lost the NCAA championship game to Duke last night. In the video below, he can’t get through the pro forma talk of how much his graduating players meant to him without tossing in a passive-aggressive aside about how “we don’t do a rent-a-player.” In the next one, he can’t even get a full sentence into how proud…

Dutch Soccer fans boast Nazi heritage at game, chant ‘Hamas, Hamas, Jews to … – Jerusalem Post Israel News

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

A Dutch soccer club is working to identify fans who chanted anti-Semitic slogans about the Holocaust during a match with a rival team from Amsterdam. The chants were documented on Sunday at Galgenwaard Stadium in Utrecht, a city situated 40 miles southeast of the Dutch capital Amsterdam, during an honor division match between Amsterdam’s Ajax team and FC Utrecht, the De Telegraaf daily reported. Utrecht supporters chanted…

Patrick on qualifying: ‘Doesn’t always have to be exciting’ – USA TODAY

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Danica Patrick says qualifying doesn’t have to be heart-racing for TV viewers every weekend.(Photo: Jerome Minton, USA TODAY Sports) CONCORD, N.C. — Danica Patrick helped Charlotte Motor Speedway announce an old-school music act for the Coca-Cola 600 on Tuesday: ZZ Top. As it turns out, she’s also a fan of another throwback: Single-car qualifying at superspeedways. Patrick applauded NASCAR for announcing a change to qualifying at the upcoming Talladega Superspeedway…

In Opposition To Boston 2024’s Olympics Bid, A Long History Of Patriotic … – WBUR

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Oh dear, John Fish used the “P” word. As in, “decline of Patriotism.” And as in, if you oppose my wish to make Boston the site of the 2024 Olympics, you are a member of that less-than-upright-group known as decliners. No, he did not say that. But yes, he did imply it. His exact words were: “Personally, what bothers me a lot is the decline of pride, of patriotism and…

Teen brother and sister killed in crash on way home from soccer practice – AL.com

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

A community is mourning today after a brother and sister were killed in a crash on their way home from high school soccer practice. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as Peyton Christopher Spain, 17, and Erin Ashley Spain, 15. Both were students at Hueytown High School and were on the school’s competitive soccer teams. “They were very, very sweet, popular kids,” principal Gayle Gober told AL.com this…

Vanderbilt brings frenetic film study to baseball – The Tennessean

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

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Kris Bryant, the Baseball Players’ Union and a Lesson for Labor – New York Times

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

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Massillon high school varsity baseball coach on leave after Cleveland drug arrest – cleveland.com

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Massillon high school baseball coach has taken a leave of absence after Cleveland police arrested him and accused him of possessing cocaine and pills. Neall French, 31, of Independence, was arrested about 9:40 p.m. March 9 at State Road and Tampa Avenue, according to a Cleveland police report. Second District vice detectives arrested French in his 2008 BMW 528i with a plastic baggie of cocaine, a…