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Tigers’ Norris part of CBS Sports’ ‘Breakout Brigade’ – The Detroit News

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris is part of CBS Sports’ “Breakout Brigade” for the 2017 season.(Photo: Robin Buckson / Detroit News) The Tigers’ success this season undoubtedly will hinge on its rotation, and its mix of veterans and young starters. CBS Sports expects young starter Daniel Norris to carry his weight, naming the Tigers’ left-hander Tuesday to its six-player “Breakout Brigade.” In a nutshell, the “Breakout Brigade” is a collection of…

Skip Bayless: Tim Tebow is about to do this the right way – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

“I thought he did, under the circumstances, very well. I told you over his final 11 games in the Arizona Fall League he batted .281 with an on-base percentage of .425, which is pretty good. And then with the Mets, the big league team, he went 4-for-20 with five strikeouts. But when he made contact, he made solid, hard contact. He made a couple nice plays in left or right…

US Women’s Hockey Team Sees ‘a Lot of Progress’ Toward a Deal – New York Times

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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A million-dollar idea to liven up NASCAR racing – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sometimes, the best ideas aren’t new ideas at all. Sometimes, the best ideas are old ideas brought up to date with the times. From 1985-97, R.J. Reynolds sponsored something called “The Winston Million,” a $1 million bonus to any driver who could win three of NASCAR’s biggest four races in a single season: The Daytona 500, the spring Talladega race, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte and the Southern 500 at…

Fox rescued from soccer net in England – UPI.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March 21 (UPI) — The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in England helped rescue a fox trapped inside the net of a soccer goal. The fox was struggling to free itself from the side of the soccer net at a school in Hertfordshire when animal control officers arrived to cut it loose. Animal Collection Officer Grace Mead said the fox was uninjured and was released back…

Sexy-As-Hell Monster Energy Girls Rule NASCAR, Now Set Their Sights On Motorcycle Racing – Maxim

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tyler Tate Images Monster Energy, the hyped-up drink company, is infamous for its controversial “Monster Energy Girls,” but it wants to help transfer some of that notable fame to its increasing presence in American motorsports as a direct challenge to Red Bull, which sponsors its own Formula One racing team. It could be that combining beautiful girls with motorsports could help boost that effort, so Monster introduced Miss Supercross, Juliana…

The World Baseball Classic is like free education for Team USA – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES — The first night they were together, earlier this month in Ft. Myers, Fl., a group of Team USA hitters went out to dinner. Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich, 25, and Astros infielder Alex Bregman, 22, were the youngest of the six players who attended. “I got more out of that than I’ve gotten from anything in a long time,” Bregman told Yelich. Yelich replied, “Yeah, it’s like getting…

‘DWTS’ recap: Show’s first baseball player is big hit in the ballroom – Fox News

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It took “Dancing with the Stars” 24 seasons to finally feature a baseball player on the hit ABC reality show. And retired two-time World Series champion catcher David Ross shocked many by knocking it out of the ballroom on the premiere episode Monday night. Ross scored 28 out of 40 for a lively baseball-themed quickstep to the song “Go Cubs Go” with his partner Lindsay Arnold. He wore…

Tigers’ Norris part of CBS Sports’ ‘Breakout Brigade’ – The Detroit News

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris is part of CBS Sports’ “Breakout Brigade” for the 2017 season.(Photo: Robin Buckson / Detroit News) The Tigers’ success this season undoubtedly will hinge on its rotation, and its mix of veterans and young starters. CBS Sports expects young starter Daniel Norris to carry his weight, naming the Tigers’ left-hander Tuesday to its six-player “Breakout Brigade.” In a nutshell, the “Breakout Brigade” is a collection of…

Apple Watch gets new bands for Spring 2017, Nike Sport bands now sold separate – 9 to 5 Mac

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Apple Watch is getting a new Spring 2017 collection of bands launching today, including new colors and variations of the Striped Woven Nylon, Classic Buckle, and Apple Watch Hermès Bands. It’s also now selling its Nike Sport bands from the Nike+ edition Apple Watch separately. Among the new bands are 3 new colors for the Sport band, 6 new colors for the Woven Nylon band, and 3 new options for the…

‘Virat Kohli is Donald Trump of world sport’ – Oz media continues hate campaign – Hindustan Times

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

‘Virat Kohli has become the Donald Trump of world sport’ was the opening line of a Daily Telegraph report on Tuesday, a day after Australia managed to salvage a draw in the third Test of the series in Ranchi. The article headlined ‘ Virat Kohli’s Donald Trump-like contempt for the truth making mockery of the game’ goes on to say how the International Cricket Council has allowed the Indian captain…

US Women’s Hockey Team Sees ‘a Lot of Progress’ Toward a Deal – New York Times

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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The world’s greatest cycling holidays (according to you) – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

This week’s winner Going Dutch in the saddle My tip would be to join Vrienden op de Fiets (vriendenopdefiets.nl/en), literally translated as Friends on Bikes, for an authentic cycling experience in the Netherlands.  Taking our bikes on the ferry to Rotterdam, we had a wonderful week navigating the car-free Dutch cycle paths that criss-cross this super-friendly country. Every afternoon, we would phone one of the 6,000 guest contacts that came…

China’s soccer spending spree was fueled by one political push—and will be foiled by another – Quartz

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

An avid soccer fan, China’s president Xi Jinping has never shied from voicing his ambition to turn the nation into a superpower in the sport. That has spurred Chinese investors to buy up European soccer clubs and lure star players away from their home teams with astronomical paychecks. While the spending spree has so far done little to help realize Xi’s soccer dream (given the national team’s constantly poor performance),…

IOC takes a stand against discrimination and celebrates the power of sport to #FightRacism – Olympics

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

facebook Share twitter Share Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) joins the United Nations and many others in observing the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – an annual reminder that every person is entitled to human rights without any form of discrimination.  Established by the United Nations in 1960, this Day marks the need to continue…

Road where NASCAR’s Kyle Busch did 128 mph getting a … – Charlotte Observer

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The country road at Lake Norman near Mooresville where NASCAR driver Kyle Busch was caught driving 128 mph is getting a roundabout to slow speeders and cut the number of wrecks. The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday about its proposed roundabout at Perth Road and Cornelius Road. The meeting will be at Troutman Town Hall, 400 North Eastway Drive ….

Three No. 1 seeds, endless optimism among Sweet 16 teams – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin’s win over defending national champion and overall No. 1 seed Villanova shook up office pools around the country, though the tested Badgers aren’t a typical No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Eleventh-seeded Xavier might be a surprise team in the regional semifinals, but with their 3-point prowess, the Musketeers are capable of shooting their way past any opponent. At this stage of the NCAAs, every…

HBO’s ‘Real Sports’ to retell story of Juan Dixon’s reunion with biological father Tuesday – Baltimore Sun (blog)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Over his four-year Maryland career, Juan Dixon went from a Baltimore legend to a national figure, his likeness splashed on the cover of Sports Illustrated.  Now the heartwarming story of his reunion with his biological father is taking a similar trajectory.  Real Sports teaser Watch a preview of Tuesday’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” episode, in which Juan Dixon talks about discovering and meeting his biological father.  Watch a preview of Tuesday’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” episode,…

University of Akron sports still among the most expensive in Ohio, after cutting baseball – cleveland.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

AKRON, Ohio – The University of Akron contributed $23.8 million from college sources last year to help pay for intercollegiate sports, second only to Cincinnati among Ohio schools and an amount 23 percent higher than neighboring Kent State University. The contribution – up 8 percent last year – covered two-thirds of budget for the Zips’ sports program, making up for what couldn’t be raised through ticket sales and other athletic…