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10 things to know as LSU, Florida play for national baseball title – The Advocate

Monday, June 26, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some things to know as Florida (50-19) and LSU (52-18) play for the national championship in the best-of-three College World Series finals starting Monday night: WHO IS THIS GUY? LSU is short on starting pitching because of a forearm injury to Eric Walker, so coach Paul Mainieri is throwing right-hander Russell Reynolds in Game 1. Reynolds has made 14 appearances this season,…

Monday’s Hot Clicks: Tia McDonald; The return of Allen Iverson – Sports Illustrated

Monday, June 26, 2017

Allen Iverson is back Allen Iverson is back. The Sixers legend made his return to the court during yesterday’s BIG3 league debut in Brooklyn. The Big3, if you don’t know, is the new three-on-three league founded by Ice Cube. Here’s a bunch of photos from yesterday’s games, which will be televised tonight on FS1. My co-worker and pal Rohan Nadkarni was also in attendance and filed this diary. As for Iverson, he appears…

Help us, Detroit Lions: You are Detroit sports fans’ only hope right now – Detroit Free Press

Monday, June 26, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Check out the Little Caesars Arena construction as of mid-June 2017 prior to its September opening. Detroit Lions fan Richard Bledsoe waits for autographs before the Wild Card game against the Seattle Seahawks Saturday, January 7, 2017 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.(Photo: Kirthmon F. Dozier, DFP) Last January, we wrote that Detroit sports fans are experiencing the worst championship slump in decades. We also wrote…

Kyle Busch’s team likely facing NASCAR penalties after lug-nut issues – FOXSports.com

Monday, June 26, 2017

SONOMA, Calif. — Joe Gibbs Racing, which has endured a winless first 16 races of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, got another setback after the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway: Kyle Busch’s No. 18 JGR Toyota had two improperly attached lug nuts, according to NASCAR officials. Customarily, that’s a one-race suspension and a $20,000 fine per the NASCAR rule book. But Busch’s regular crew chief, Adam…

Santa Ana soccer game turns violent as fans rush field, get into brawl – OCRegister

Monday, June 26, 2017

SANTA ANA – A friendly game between former players of two professional Mexican soccer clubs on Sunday afternoon, June 25, turned violent when dozens of fans rushed the field and began beating each other, forcing authorities to suspend the match. The “game of legends” between former Club America and Pumas players at Eddie West Field at 602 N. Flower St. was intended to benefit Santa Ana-based United Soccer Talents Foundation, which…

Kyle Busch’s team likely facing NASCAR penalties after lug-nut issues – FOXSports.com

Monday, June 26, 2017

SONOMA, Calif. — Joe Gibbs Racing, which has endured a winless first 16 races of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, got another setback after the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway: Kyle Busch’s No. 18 JGR Toyota had two improperly attached lug nuts, according to NASCAR officials. Customarily, that’s a one-race suspension and a $20,000 fine per the NASCAR rule book. But Busch’s regular crew chief, Adam…

Danica Patrick Wrecks into Boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. During NASCAR at Sonoma – Bleacher Report

Monday, June 26, 2017

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. might have a nice relationship off the track, but it wasn’t an ideal day for the couple during Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350. Patrick (No. 10) spun out after being nudged on one of the difficult turns at Sonoma Raceway. She ended up colliding into Stenhouse (No. 17). Fox NASCAR captured the incident: FOX: NASCAR @NASCARONFOX Replay: A 3-wide battle sends @DanicaPatrick…

Kasey Kahne sustains hard hit on final Sonoma lap – Nascar

Monday, June 26, 2017

RELATED: Race results | Full schedule for Daytona SONOMA, Calif. – Kasey Kahne came away uninjured from a hard last-lap crash Sunday at Sonoma Raceway that left his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 24th in the final rundown. “No. 15, no clue who he is,” Kahne said of Kevin O’Connell, driver of the No. 15 Chevrolet for Premium Motorsports in the Toyota Save Mart 350. “I saw him a lot…

New Americans Dom Dwyer, Kenny Saief join US soccer squad for Gold Cup – Los Angeles Times

Monday, June 26, 2017

Recent U.S.-eligible players Dom Dwyer and Kenny Saief were among those named Sunday to the 23-man roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Dwyer became a U.S. citizen in March and Saief had his change of his allegiance from Israel to the U.S. granted last week. They join Cristian Roldan and Kelyn Rowe as players who received their first national team call-up. The Galaxy’s Gyasi Zardes was also named to the…

Tim Tebow earned his baseball promotion – Orlando Sentinel

Monday, June 26, 2017

The New York Mets promoted the hottest player in the minor leagues on Sunday, and it didn’t take long for people to question why. The guy is hitting .222 with three home runs and 69 strikeouts in 63 games. Normally, that kind of performance would get a player a demotion. Tim Tebow is not a normal player. He really is the hottest player in the minor leagues. Not by old-fashioned…

Race Management app launched by NASCAR and Microsoft gets an upgrade – Nascar

Monday, June 26, 2017

SONOMA, Calif. — A year ago, NASCAR and Microsoft unveiled the sanctioning body’s new Race Management app here at Sonoma Raceway. A year later, upgrades now allow officials to oversee the running of races more efficiently and with more information at their fingertips than ever before. The initial version of the app combined approximately six screens’ worth of information into a fast, efficient, usable app. But as more data became…

Kyle Busch cover of NASCAR Heat 2 unveiled at Sonoma – Nascar

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Cover athlete Kyle Busch helped unveil the official cover of the NASCAR Heat 2 video game on Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Check out the cover of #NASCARHeat2 unveiled by @KyleBusch today at @RaceSonoma! pic.twitter.com/NKimYMxPWJ — 704Games NASCAR Heat (@704nascarheat) June 25, 2017 The Joe Gibbs Racing driver won the right to be on the cover after beating fellow finalist Martin Truex Jr. in Stage 2 of the All-Star Race to…

Mexican soccer fans are reluctant to give up a favorite chant — an anti-gay slur – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, June 25, 2017

They’ve been begged by star players to stop it, fined repeatedly, and threatened with dramatic sanctions that could hurt their national team’s chances in the World Cup. But Mexican soccer fans have been loath to give up their favorite game-day chant, a homophobic slur that has been condemned by gay rights groups, government officials and international soccer authorities. At a recent World Cup qualifying match at Mexico City’s massive Estadio…

NASCAR: At Iowa Speedway, driver William Byron, 19, adds another career ‘first’ – Charlotte Observer

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Charlotte’s William Byron found a surefire and quick way to get over one of the most disappointing losses of his young career. Byron, a 19-year-old rookie driving for JR Motorsports, won for the first time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. Byron broke through with his first win in the series just a week after an agonizingly close defeat to Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin…

Israeli Competitor Is a First for Nascar’s Top Cup Series – New York Times

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Back in Israel, he already has. Day estimated that he received a text message “probably every 30 seconds” from someone in Israel wishing him well on Sunday. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Steve O’Donnell, Nascar’s executive vice president for racing operations and chief racing development officer, considers Day’s debut significant because Nascar wants to diversify its competitors and expand its audience. “We want to represent everybody,” O’Donnell said. “Alon…

In world’s largest refugee camp, youth are drawn to soccer – ABC News

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The soccer field is littered with sharp stones, but the girls who attack the ball with their bare feet play on. Here in what has become the world’s largest refugee settlement, youth from South Sudan are drawn to soccer, a rare source of entertainment in an otherwise dreary existence. In a bid to keep young people busy, the International Rescue Committee and other aid groups are hosting inter-village competitions meant…

San Diego gets pro soccer: the NASL – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Sunday, June 25, 2017

High-level professional soccer is coming to San Diego, after all. The North American Soccer League, designated as a second-division league by U.S. Soccer, is expected to announce a San Diego expansion franchise that will begin play in 2018, first at USD’s Torero Stadium and later at a 10,000-seat venue it plans to build at an undisclosed location in North County. The club’s majority owner is European star Demba Ba, and…

In Pursuit of Millennials, More Fun in Sports. But Still No Twerking. – New York Times

Sunday, June 25, 2017

And the reason for this relaxation of stuffiness? “I think that part of it is trying to reach the millennial and this new age of fans and having more fun,” Dean Blandino, the N.F.L.’s former chief of officiating, told Fox Sports, his new employer. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Sports officials and leagues have been flailing about to get young adults to care about their games. Millennials are the…

Paolo Maldini courts new love to join grand band of sport switchers … – The Guardian

Sunday, June 25, 2017

It was the kind of story that made one do a double take. The Paolo Maldini? The retired footballer? The five-times European champion, former Italy captain and devilishly handsome H&M model? He’s a professional tennis player now? Are you sure? There was a temptation to assume it was nothing more than a joke that had spun out of control. It would have made sense if news had broken about Maldini…

Carl Edwards on NASCAR return: ‘I haven’t even considered coming back’ – Nascar

Sunday, June 25, 2017

RELATED: Weekend schedule | Starting lineup SONOMA, Calif. – Carl Edwards came back to NASCAR this weekend, but the former Joe Gibbs Racing driver arrived with no plans to climb back behind the wheel. “I haven’t talked to anyone and I haven’t even considered coming back,” Edwards told members of the media Saturday at Sonoma Raceway, site of Sunday’s Toyota / Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race…