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People are buying Ferraris, Joe Hockey – that doesn’t make them affordable – The Guardian

Friday, June 12, 2015

At a certain point you wonder if Joe Hockey has been planted in the government by the ALP. Within 12 months the treasurer has told everyone that “the poorest people either don’t have cars or actually don’t drive very far in many cases”, and that half the people in “higher-income households pay half their income in tax”. And now he has informed us that “if housing were unaffordable in Sydney,…

Carmelo Anthony Becomes a Soccer Team Owner in Puerto Rico – New York Times

Friday, June 12, 2015

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Team owner Jack Roush raises questions about NASCAR’s inspection process – NBCSports.com

Friday, June 12, 2015

Team owner Jack Roush questions the consistency of NASCAR’s laser platform, raising issues with an inspection process noteworthy for the numerous warnings issued teams this season. Cars must go through NASCAR’s laser platform for inspection at the start of the weekend, before qualifying and before the race. The laser platform logs measurements of various parts, including front and rear wheel camber, wheel base and rear axle location. The laser platform…

US Senator calls for US Soccer to conduct Hope Solo investigation – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Friday, June 12, 2015

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is a fan of the U.S. women’s national team. But he’s not a fan of how U.S. Soccer has handled Hope Solo’s domestic violence charges. Blumenthal sent a letter to U.S. Soccer president Suni Gulati to criticize the federation’s “failure to take adequate action to investigate” allegations of a June 2014 domestic violence incident involving Solo and her half-sister and nephew. Citing ESPN’s “Outside the…

How To Create The Ultimate Sports Marketing Playbook In 6 Steps – Forbes

Friday, June 12, 2015

Reed Bergman of Playbook, Inc, likes to tell a story about a famous sports broadcaster, when after leaving work one afternoon, was asked a College Basketball tournament question on Twitter about the Big 10 conference. The broadcaster, multi-tasking as usual, quickly responded, “I think the 10 teams will do… ”. Within seconds, his whole career was called into question given that he appeared not to know that there are 12…

Team owner Jack Roush raises questions about NASCAR’s inspection process – NBCSports.com

Friday, June 12, 2015

Team owner Jack Roush questions the consistency of NASCAR’s laser platform, raising issues with an inspection process noteworthy for the numerous warnings issued teams this season. Cars must go through NASCAR’s laser platform for inspection at the start of the weekend, before qualifying and before the race. The laser platform logs measurements of various parts, including front and rear wheel camber, wheel base and rear axle location. The laser platform…

TCU baseball continues its growth with its second consecutive CWS trip – NCAA.com

Friday, June 12, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas — There is one season TCU senior shortstop Keaton Jones has tried his best to forget. It was 2013, when the Horned Frogs didn’t even make the NCAA tournament in their Big 12 Conference debut. “That was a bad season,” Jones said. “At that point, we were still just very young and inexperienced.” Now with as many as six seniors on…

Obama Attends Congressional Baseball Game Before Trade Vote – ABC News

Friday, June 12, 2015

Forget the peanuts and Cracker Jack. President Barack Obama apparently held out hope that complimentary White House beer would help a House vote on a major trade bill go down as smoothly as an ice cold one. Not known to particularly enjoy hobnobbing with anyone, let alone members of Congress, Obama nonetheless made a last-minute call Thursday night and headed to Nationals Park to spend some time schmoozing with lawmakers…

Watch live: Oregon Sports Awards 2015 – OregonLive.com

Friday, June 12, 2015

The 63rd annual Oregon Sports Awards will be handed out Thursday at the Stanford Theater at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton. The show starts at 8 p.m. Watch here as all of the 2015 winners are announced:  

Brennan: Do-nothing US Soccer must do something with Hope Solo – USA TODAY

Friday, June 12, 2015

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2015 Special Olympics Summer Games – KTLA

Friday, June 12, 2015

Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach with a preview of the this weekend’s 2015 SPECIAL OLYMPICS SUMMER GAMES, Saturday, June 13th through Sunday, June 14th at California State University, Long Beach and Recreation Park Golf Course. Summer Games attracts more than 1,100 athletes from across Southern California who will compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals and ribbons. The games feature our six summer sports — aquatics, athletics (track…

When Soccer Turns Dirty, It’s the Poor Who Lose – New York Times

Thursday, June 11, 2015

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NASCAR issues warnings to teams of Jimmie Johnson, Danica Patrick, others … – FOXSports.com

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Another Sprint Cup Series race weekend, another plethora of warnings for issues in inspection. NASCAR confirmed to FOXSports.com late Wednesday that the teams of Jimmie Johnson, Danica Patrick, Sam Hornish Jr. and David Gilliland each received a written warning from NASCAR for issues in inspection last weekend at Pocono Raceway. In the case of Patrick and Gilliland, their cars had trouble passing pre-qualifying inspection — resulting in the warnings, respectively,…

American soccer is on fire – Business Insider

Thursday, June 11, 2015

AP Images These are good times for US national soccer teams of all genders and ages. 1. The US women’s team is on top of Group D (the Group of Death!) in the Women’s World Cup after a 3-1 win over Australia. The USWNT is still one of the tournament’s two big favorites. 2. The US men’s team just beat Germany (the reigning World Cup champions and No….

Carmelo Anthony buys professional soccer team in Puerto Rico – For The Win

Thursday, June 11, 2015

(Getty) Carmelo Anthony is the proud new owner of Puerto Rico FC, an expansion team in NASL that will begin play in 2016. This is Anthony speaking about soccer in ESPN FC: My passion for soccer has always been there. I just always kept it to myself and among my circle. Going to games, sneaking into games and just watching and being around the sport over the years. The more…

4 Delaware baseball standouts drafted in late rounds – The News Journal

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Houston Astros selected Chris Murphy in the 24th round of the Major League Baseball draft. The St. Mark’s graduate still has a semester remaining to complete his degree at Millersville University. Story Highlights Chad Martin, a redshirt sophomore at the University of Delaware, was selected by the New York Yankees in the 30th round Right-hander Jason Bilous was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 29th round (882nd…

Baseball draft ends with nepotism phase – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Baseball’s draft concluded on Wednesday with the now traditional “nepotism phase” in which teams select players related to some VIPs within the organization. The Phillies chose Andrew Amaro, the nephew of general manager Ruben Amaro, in the 35th round, after selecting him in 2011. The Angels picked Jonah DiPoto, son of general manager Jerry DiPoto, in the 38th round. And the White Sox chose Joseph Reinsdorf, grandson of Chairman Jerry…

Inside iOS 9: Siri brings new smarts to sports, weather, photos, and more in iOS 9 – Apple Insider

Thursday, June 11, 2015

By AppleInsider Staff Thursday, June 11, 2015, 06:08 am PT (09:08 am ET) With Siri replacing Spotlight in iOS 9, Apple’s personal digital assistant received a new brain that lets her retrieve information sports and weather, find photos, look inside apps, and more. Sports and weather have previously been available via Spotlight and Siri, but iOS 9 expands their usefulness. Entering just the name of a baseball team is enough…

Biggest winners, losers five years after realignment hell broke loose – FOXSports.com

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Five years ago this week, college athletics lost its mind. Or at least it seemed that way in the moment. On June 10, 2010, Colorado left the Big 12 for the Pac-12 and Boise State joined the Mountain West. The next day, Nebraska officially accepted a Big Ten invitation. And all the while, the entire industry waited for one school, Texas, to decide whether it would follow through on a…