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Daytona planning to have voluntary Confederate flag exchange – NBCSports.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag but will offer a flag exchange for fans attending this weekend’s NASCAR races there. “I think the goal of any NASCAR event, and specifically Daytona, we want to be inclusive to everyone,” Joie Chitwood, president of Daytona International Speedway, said Tuesday. “The last thing you want is for anyone to come to a sporting event and really not enjoy that experience…

Johnston baseball player loses consciousness, hospitalized – DesMoinesRegister.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Buy Photo Johnston first baseman Matt Shaver gets ready to catch the throw to first base during a game last summer.(Photo: Register file photo)Buy Photo A Johnston baseball player lost consciousness and required emergency services and resuscitation at the field during a home doubleheader Monday. Senior first baseman Matt Shaver was outside the dugout during the second game against Marshalltown when he suddenly lost consciousness. Shaver was hospitalized and was…

Pre-Civil War baseball team card going on auction block in Chicago – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

For decades, a circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card was tucked away, first inside a secret drawer of a bedroom set and then between the pages of a photo album. Now the pre-Civil War card that’s been in the same family for over 150 years is going on the auction block in Chicago, where it could bring as much as $50,000. Heritage Auctions is offering it on July 30…

Women’s World Cup Scores For Fox Sports Streaming App – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

By Steven Perlberg CONNECT Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images Americans have a growing penchant for streaming video and watching international soccer – and that has been good news for Fox Sports, which holds the rights to this year’s Women’s World Cup. As the U.S. team heads into its semifinal match against Germany Tuesday night, Fox Sports says the event has been driving record numbers for its streaming app and website, Fox Sports Go. The…

Fire reported at Hillsboro Village sports bar – WSMV Nashville

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Six people were escorted out of Lakewood Church on Sunday after they repeatedly interrupted a sermon by televangelist Joel Osteen.

Gossip column: Begovic, Adebayor, Benteke, De Gea – BBC Sport

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. Chelsea have made a £6m bid for Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 28, as a replacement for 33-year-old Petr Cech, who has moved to Arsenal. (Telegraph)  Tottenham could offer 31-year-old Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor to Aston Villa as part of a deal to sign their 24-year-old…

Brett Favre Says He Could Still Play in NFL in Sports Illustrated Interview – Bleacher Report

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Brett Favre came out of retirement twice at the end of his career to play for the New York Jets and the Minnesota Vikings, so when he noted in a recent interview that he still felt he could play in the NFL, more than a few eyebrows raised up.   During a conversation with Sports Illustrated for the “Where Are They Now?” issue, the former Green Bay Packers star noted…

Sources: Kings probing John Calipari about coaching, front-office jobs – Yahoo Sports

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Sacramento Kings are probing University of Kentucky coach John Calipari about his interest in taking over the franchise’s front-office and coaching jobs, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Calipari has been communicating with owner Vivek Ranadive and other members of the Kings’ ownership group in recent weeks, league sources said. Calipari has listened to scenarios with which the Kings could offer him complete control of the franchise’s fledgling basketball operations…

U.S.-Germany Soccer Match Is Showdown Between World’s Top 2 Teams – NPR

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

i U.S. goalie Hope Solo stops a shot during training Tuesday at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Elsa/Getty Images U.S. goalie Hope Solo stops a shot during training Tuesday at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Elsa/Getty Images The final of the Women’s World Cup isn’t until Sunday. But it might as well be tonight, as world No. 1 Germany takes on the second-ranked United States in…

Boston’s Revised 2024 Olympics Bid Criticized as Incomplete – New York Times

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Joe Hockey wins $200000 from Fairfax in ‘Treasurer for sale’ defamation case – The Guardian

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Australian treasurer, Joe Hockey, has won a defamation case against one of the country’s largest media outlets over a newsstand poster and tweets the treasurer argued implied he was corrupt and “for sale” to political donors. Justice Richard White found the poster and tweets, published by Fairfax Media on 5 May 2014, had defamed Hockey, and were published with malice – an intention to harm the treasurer’s reputation. He…

Chris Pronger, Nicklas Lidstrom among 7 voted into Hockey Hall of Fame – ESPN

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

0 Shares Print TORONTO — Chris Pronger always seemed destined for the Hockey Hall of Fame. Going in this year is unprecedented, however, since he is still under contract as an NHL player. His inclusion took a bylaw change that specifies a player’s final game must be three full seasons ago. The fearsome defenseman last played in 2011 because of post-concussion syndrome. “Nothing I’ve done has been the easy way,…

Pre-Civil War baseball card of Brooklyn Atlantics heads to auction block – ESPN

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

0 Shares Print NEW YORK — For decades, a circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card was tucked away, first inside a secret drawer of a bedroom set and then between the pages of a photo album. Now the pre-Civil War card that has been in the same family for more than 150 years is going on the auction block, where it could bring as much as $50,000. Heritage Auctions…

Joe Hockey wins $200000 from Fairfax in ‘Treasurer for sale’ defamation case – The Guardian

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Australian treasurer, Joe Hockey, has won a defamation case against one of the country’s largest media outlets over a newsstand poster and tweets the treasurer argued implied he was corrupt and “for sale” to political donors. Justice Richard White found the poster and tweets, published by Fairfax Media on 5 May 2014, had defamed Hockey, and were published with malice – an intention to harm the treasurer’s reputation. He…

Boston’s new plan for 2024 Summer Olympics revealed – WCVB Boston

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Boston 2024 is meeting with the United States Olympic Committee in San Francisco Tuesday to present its $4.6 billion Olympic plan that it says would create thousands of jobs and housing units, expand the city’s tax base and leave behind an improved regional transit system. — all with a $210 million surplus. Watch report The group, which is trying to bring the 2024 Summer Olympic Games to Boston, unveiled the so-called…

Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Nicklas Lidstrom is a first-ballot Hockey Hall of Famer. (USATSI) The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women’s Olympic Team and one of the United States’ most decorated hockey players (man…

Discovery nabs European TV rights to 2018-2024 Olympics – CNNMoney

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Discovery Communications is becoming the new European broadcaster of the Olympic Games. In a $1.45 billion deal announced Monday, Discovery’s Eurosport channels will televise the 2018, 2020, 2022, and 2024 games on television and on the Internet. When it comes to the Olympics, Discovery will effectively become the NBC of Europe — the sole rights-holder for the games. “We have the chance to do broadcast and to do cable and…

Go back in time with these memorable… – NBCSports.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Go back to a time when Facebook was just a novelty – if that – and not a necessity, a time when the iPod was new, and when Harry Potter first arrived at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Yes, go all the way back to the early 2000s. You don’t even need a DeLorean to do it. NBCSN is airing memorable NASCAR Sprint Cup races on NBC from 2001-2004…

Is Major League Baseball taking storms seriously enough? – Washington Post (blog)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

It’s a nightmare scenario: a tornado tearing through a packed baseball stadium leading to scores of casualties. Such a disaster was narrowly averted Sunday night for the St. Louis Cardinals and their fans, raising the question whether Major League Baseball (MLB) has the right action plans in place for severe weather. On Sunday evening, a violent thunderstorm with a history of producing tornadoes and large hail was on a collision…