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Daily Fantasy Baseball 2015: Best MLB Position Player Picks for June 13 – Bleacher Report

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Saturday’s batch of daily fantasy baseball picks are devoted entirely to hitters, but DraftKings participants should all build around an ace. Two young aces leaping to superstardom take the hill on Saturday. The red-hot Chris Archer gets a great matchup in the Chicago White Sox, and the surging Gerrit Cole receives baseball’s worst offense in the Philadelphia Phillies. Fading both puts gamers in the—well, Chris’s long-lost brother Sterling can…

Georgetown beats UIL baseball state tournament attendance record – KVUE

Saturday, June 13, 2015

More than 8,000 fans attended the UIL Baseball 5A state title game between Georgetown and Prosper at the Dell Diamond on Friday.

Blue Jays stun Red Sox with monster comeback – Boston Globe

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Watching from the dugout as the Blue Jays strung together hit after hit left Joe Kelly with a surreal feeling. When he came out of the game in the sixth inning, the Sox had a four-run cushion. It wasn’t as big as the seven-run lead they had piled up through three innings, but it felt like enough. Continue reading below The Sox offense had done as many things right as…

LSU baseball vs. TCU at College World Series 2015: How to watch, live stream – NOLA.com

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The LSU baseball team will play in the 2015 College World Series at 2 p.m. Sunday against TCU. The game will be televised by ESPN and streamed live at WatchESPN.com, and at the WatchESPN app. To view games through the WatchESPN website, you must select a TV provider when prompted, and enter your TV username and password. Get more information about WatchESPN.com and apps here. If LSU wins Sunday, it will play 7 p.m….

Vanderbilt baseball like ‘rock stars’ at College World Series – The Tennessean

Saturday, June 13, 2015

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US Soccer Defends Actions in Hope Solo Case – New York Times

Saturday, June 13, 2015

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Swastika Mowed Into Field At Croatia-Italy Soccer Match – Huffington Post

Saturday, June 13, 2015

A Friday soccer match between the Italian and Croatian national teams was marred by an unusual sight on the field: a swastika. Journalists at the match in Split, Croatia, and those following along on Twitter noticed the swastika, which appeared to have been carved or mowed into the pitch. Swastika on Croatia’s pitch #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/mtjUbrdRKu — Bookie InsidersTM (@Bookieinsiders) June 12, 2015 Stadium workers reportedly tried to cover the symbol…

How They Made Tampa Bay Lightning’s 8-Bit Hockey Tributes – Wired

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Ice hockey fans who are also fans of Ice Hockey got an old-school surprise during the Stanley Cup finals earlier this month. During an intermission, an animation driven by 12 different high-powered projectors made it look as if the classic Nintendo Entertainment System game Ice Hockey was playing out right on the real-life ice, in gargantuan size. This wasn’t even the first time that the Tampa Bay Lightning had debuted…

NASCAR Michigan 2015 qualifying results: Kasey Kahne ends skid, captures pole – SB Nation

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Though regarded as one of NASCAR’s best qualifiers, it had been some time before Kasey Kahne had last won a pole-position prior to capturing the No. 1 position in Sprint Cup qualifying Friday at Michigan International Speedway. Kahne posted a lap of 201.992 mph to edge second-place Kevin Harvick and capture the top position for Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400. The pole was Kahne’s first since October 2012 at Kansas…

NASCAR Sprint Cup cars could have a different look by Kentucky Speedway – Motorsport.com

Saturday, June 13, 2015

NASCAR has proposed a lower downforce package for the July 11 race. BROOKLYN, Mich. — NASCAR had a teleconference with Sprint Cup teams earlier this week to discuss a lower downforce aero package which could possibly debut as soon as at Kentucky Speedway on July 11th.  Teams would have an open test date on Thursday July 11 to shake down the cars.  Several sources told motorsport.com that the…

Holy Crap, The US Is On A Soccer Hot Streak – Huffington Post

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The United States, long the country of the free and the home of the brave, has had one mission since its inception: to be better than everyone else at everything. It’s why we perfected the fried potato and automobile and put a man on the moon. That, my fellow Americans, is the root of who we are, and what we strive to be: fry-eating astronauts who own fancy Mustangs. Annoyed…

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…

USA vs. Sweden: Date, Start Time, Live Stream for 2015 Women’s Soccer World … – Bleacher Report

Friday, June 12, 2015

The United States will look to maintain their winning start to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Friday when they face off against Sweden in a potential group decider. Jill Ellis’ side beat Australia 3-1 in their opening fixture and were pleased to see the Swedes stumble to a 3-3 draw against Nigeria after they conceded an 87th-minute equaliser to Francisca Ordega. Victory against the side mentored by former…

Hockey analytics show Patrick Sharp’s scoring dropped as role changed – Chicago Tribune

Friday, June 12, 2015

Patrick Sharp is known as a finisher. But this season, his struggles to score have led to speculation as to the cause, ranging from the mundane to the ridiculous. Many have suggested Sharp, 33, is aging and just doesn’t have “it” anymore. This explanation fails to hit the target because aging in the NHL usually leads to a gradual decline in production and performance over time, not the sudden, precipitous…

USA women’s soccer team combats continued criticism – CBS News

Friday, June 12, 2015

Team USA plays Sweden Friday night in its second World Cup match, but there off-the-field distractions are still stirring controversy, reports CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan. Team USA is looking to ride the momentum from their first game Monday, thanks largely to inspired playing by goalkeeper Hope Solo. Her three saves in the first half helped keep Australia at bay. She hardly seemed distracted, despite renewed attention to her past….

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,…

Democrats snag series lead in Congressional Baseball Game – WTOP

Friday, June 12, 2015

WASHINGTON — Rep. Cedric Richmond overcame shoulder surgery and tossed a seven-inning complete game, leading the Democrats to 5-2 victory over the Republicans in the 54th Annual Congressional Baseball Game. Heading into Thursday night’s contest at Nationals Park, the political foes had an even record against each other, dating back nearly 100 years. The victory Thursday gives the Democrats the overall edge, and perhaps more importantly, seven consecutive wins. “Whether I…

Obama Steals the Show at Annual Congressional Baseball Game – Bloomberg

Friday, June 12, 2015

This game had everything. Tight pitching. Some slick fielding. Occasional hitting. Rowdy and partisan fans. And even a surprise visit by President Obama that seemed to help squelch a Republican rally. By the end of the annual Congressional Baseball Game for charity Thursday night at Nationals Park in Washington, the outcome still proved to be an all-too familiar one. Six straight defeats for Republicans turned to seven straight losses—a drought…

Baseball and Black History – New York Times

Friday, June 12, 2015

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FantasyAlarm.com: Daily fantasy baseball Playbook for June 12 – SportingNews.com

Friday, June 12, 2015

facebook twitter googleplus tumblr pinterest Editor’s note: Play one-day fantasy baseball for cash! FanDuel is hosting a $200,000 league for tonight’s MLB games, and first place wins $20,000. Starts at 7:05 p.m. ET. Enter now! Welcome to the free DFS MLB Playbook for Friday, June 12, courtesy of Sporting News partners FantasyAlarm.com. Every day, the experts at FantasyAlarm.com, who just won the 2015 FanDuel Playboy Championship, will publish their top daily fantasy baseball plays at…