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Predicting which NASCAR drivers can make the Chase – CNBC

Thursday, April 02, 2015

According to data from SportsBookReview.com, Kentucky has 1-1 odds of winning the tournament. This team gets 80 to 1.

Why NASCAR lowered the boom on the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing team … – FOXSports.com

Thursday, April 02, 2015

I’m sure by now that most race fans have heard that NASCAR lowered the boom on the No. 31 car of driver Ryan Newman late Tuesday afternoon after the results of a tire audit. Crew chief Luke Lambert has been fined $125,000 and suspended from the next six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship races, plus he’s been placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31. James Bender, team tire technician, and…

Kyle Larson medically cleared to resume NASCAR competition – SB Nation

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Kyle Larson will resume driving the No. 42 car at Texas Motor Speedway on April 11, when the Sprint Cup Series returns after its first off week of the season. Larson was medically cleared to return to competition Thursday after a fainting spell during an autograph session Saturday afternoon. The 22-year-old was hospitalized and missed Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway. While in the hospital Larson underwent a battery of…

Yale hockey team gets a pick-me-up from Hollywood after NCAA tournament loss – USA TODAY

Thursday, April 02, 2015

AP Photo/Elise Amendola On Mar. 27, the Yale men’s ice hockey team ended the season with a loss to Boston University in an NCAA regional semifinal. But, on Wednesday, film director Gabe Polsky gave the players a pick-me-up. After seeing the loss, Polsky, who played hockey at Yale from 1998-2001, invited the team to a showing of his new documentary, Red Army, about the Soviet Union’s “Miracle on Ice”-era hockey…

No Runs, No Hits, New Era: Baseball Ponders Legal Ways to Boost Offense – New York Times

Thursday, April 02, 2015

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Saying ‘I Love You’ With Baseball – New York Times (blog)

Thursday, April 02, 2015

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Fantasy baseball draft guide: Overrated and underrated – New York Post

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Every year, there are fantasy players who reach for a player based on potential or one great season they had three years ago. And every year a good number of those people get stung by taking that player who was vastly overrated while there were plenty of underrated players available deeper in drafts who could provide the same, if not better, numbers at a much cheaper cost. It’s time for…

Fantasy Baseball 2015: What you need to know as another season begins – AL.com

Thursday, April 02, 2015

It’s that time of year again. Another Major League Baseball season begins on Sunday, and with it another year of fantasy baseball. This will be my 18th consecutive season playing fantasy baseball, but my first as a fantasy baseball writer. All season long, my colleague Drew Champlin and I will be bringing you fantasy baseball tips, strategies and information on AL.com. We’re not promising to help you “dominate your league,”…

Best baseball stadiums for craft beer in the US – Fox News

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Flickr/ TIMMER!! iStock iStock AP Photo AP Photo As the weather warms up, there’s not much we’d rather do than spend a Saturday at the ballpark.  Going to a game is always thrilling, from the rush you feel the first moment you walk through the tunnel and that emerald green field opens up before you to the memories brought back from games you experienced years ago. Even for the casual…

City Room | New York Today: Old-Fashioned Sports – New York Times (blog)

Thursday, April 02, 2015

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How Sports Direct became cool, against all the odds – The Guardian

Thursday, April 02, 2015

If you’ve ever set foot inside a branch of Sports Direct, the giant, cluttered discount sportswear shop, all neon banners and permanent sales, you’ll probably find the following statement confusing. But here it is: “Sports Direct,” explains Daryoush Haj-Najafi, senior editor at Complex UK, “is the most fashionable shop in the UK right now.” To the average consumer, Sports Direct is the sportswear shop at the crummier end of the…

Sports Led the Way Against Discrimination – Forbes

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Republican leaders in Indiana moved today in an attempt to clarify that their newly passed “Religious Freedom” law does not allow businesses to choose not to serve gay customers. A nationwide furor erupted this week with the threat that all national sporting events held in the state would reconsider relocating. Three states suggested boycotting Indiana in a variety of ways. The controversy demonstrates the powerful impact that sports has in…

Sky Sports to air Manchester United vs Arsenal and Chelsea vs Liverpool as … – Daily Mail

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Final Barclays Premier League live TV matches announced Twelve matches to be shown on Sky Sports in May, three on BT Sport Manchester United vs Arsenal moved to 4pm on Sunday, May 17  CLICK HERE for the latest Barclays Premier League news  Published: 09:15 EST, 2 April 2015 | Updated: 10:40 EST, 2 April 2015 22 View comments The Barclays Premier League have announced the final set of televised fixtures…

How sports world is driving changes to disputed Indiana religious freedom law – USA TODAY

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Thousands of opponents of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act gather on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation.(Photo: AP) INDIANAPOLIS – A quote from Nelson Mandela is displayed in the office of Ryan Vaughn, president of Indiana Sports Corp. He thinks the events of the last week – with leaders of the sports world speaking out on a pending Indiana law – prove Mandela’s point…

Prosecutors: Co-pilot in Germanwings crash researched suicide methods … – Fox News

Thursday, April 02, 2015

In this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 photo, Andreas Lubitz competes at the Airportrun in Hamburg, northern Germany. (AP) The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have researched suicide methods and cockpit door security in the days before the plane crashed last week, German prosecutors announced Thursday. Duesseldorf prosecutors said investigators found a tablet computer at Andreas Lubitz’s apartment. They said they were able to reconstruct searches from March 16 to…

LGBT Protections Added To Indiana ‘Religious Freedom’ Law – Huffington Post

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A window sticker on a downtown Indianapolis business announces objection to the Religious Freedom bill passed by the Indiana legislature. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) WASHINGTON — Indiana lawmakers are set to introduce new language for the state’s “religious freedom” law Thursday, to clarify that the law does not allow businesses to deny goods or services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signed last week by…

Nearly 600 held hostage, at least 21 dead in Kenya attack – USA TODAY

Thursday, April 02, 2015

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Russian trawler sinks in icy Sea of Okhotsk, killing dozens – Sydney Morning Herald

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A Russian trawler, the same type as Dalny Vostok, is seen in an undisclosed location. The Russian freezer trawler with an international crew of 132 sank on Thursday morning in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula, rescue workers said. Photo: Russian Emergency Ministry Moscow: A Russian trawler sank in icy seas off Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka peninsula on Thursday, killing at least 56 of the 132 crew,…

Bob Menendez backers brace for battle: We dont believe charges – Politico

Thursday, April 02, 2015

AP Photo By Seung Min Kim 4/2/15 10:20 AM EDT NEWARK, N.J.—Bob Menendez was just accused of trading his powers as a United States senator for jaunts to a posh resort home in the Dominican Republic, a $1,500 suite in Paris and more than $750,000 in campaign cash. To which his…

Despite ‘significant progress,’ Iran talks fall short – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, April 02, 2015

International negotiators made “significant progress” in overnight meetings but have not yet completed the preliminary deal they have been seeking to curb Iran’s nuclear program, Iran’s foreign minister said Thursday morning. As talks between Iran and six world powers entered their eighth straight day, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the diplomats had narrowed their differences in overnight wrangling between Secretary of State John F. Kerry, the Iranian team and…