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Sports Digest: Sea Dogs game suspended – Press Herald

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Baseball Sea Dogs game suspended, will be completed Sunday The first game of a scheduled doubleheader between the Portland Sea Dogs and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies was suspended because of rain Saturday in Binghamton, New York. The scoreless game will resume in the fourth inning, beginning at 12:05 p.m. The teams will then play Sunday’s regularly scheduled game. The second game of Saturday’s doubleheader was postponed until Friday, Aug. 25,…

NASCAR Crew Chief Frankie Kerr Returns to Work After Car Falls on Him in Pit – Bleacher Report

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Frankie Kerr, the crew chief for Monster Energy Cup driver Cole Whitt, suffered a broken scapula, bruised ribs and a bruised sternum Friday after a car fell on him at Bristol Motor Speedway.  Despite those serious injuries, Kerr was back at the track Saturday with the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race scheduled for Saturday night.  “It never entered my mind [to go home],” he said, according to…

Playoff spots on the line make Bristol a bigger unknown – ESPN

Sunday, August 20, 2017

11:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment BRISTOL, Tenn. — Three races left in the NASCAR regular season. Three playoff spots remain. For all intents and purposes, there are four drivers competing for three playoff spots on points as 13 drivers have qualified for the postseason thanks to a regular-season win. Even with 60 points now available each race (10 points for a stage win plus…

NASCAR Bristol 2017 live stream: Time, TV schedule, and how to watch Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race online – SB Nation

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The race to claim the final three NASCAR playoff spots is in full swing, with drivers set for an evening ride at the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. Saturday’s race from Bristol is scheduled to begin at approximately 7:43 p.m. ET. NBC will televise the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race beginning with the pre-race ‘Countdown to Green’ at 7 p.m….

Weekend schedule for Road America – Nascar

Sunday, August 20, 2017

BUY TICKETS: See the Road America action This week, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series enjoy an off week, while the XFINITY Series goes road-course racing at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Check out the full weekend schedule below. XFINITY Series events are also live streamed online on the NBC Sports App, which can be accessed here. Events that are only available on the NBC…

Fit in my 40s: ‘I’m lazy: cycling in a pack changed that’ – The Guardian

Sunday, August 20, 2017

A role model is like a lemon zester: it’s only once you’ve got one that you realise you wanted one. Belinda Scott, 55, organises rides for the Bella Velo cycle club, and I joined them for laps around Richmond Park. They are insanely fast and gymnast-lean, in matching cycle jerseys that read Queen Of The Mountains. Probably I could have idealised any one of them, but Belinda is the only…

Fit in my 40s: ‘I’m lazy: cycling in a pack changed that’ – The Guardian

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A role model is like a lemon zester: it’s only once you’ve got one that you realise you wanted one. Belinda Scott, 55, organises rides for the Bella Velo cycle club, and I joined them for laps around Richmond Park. They are insanely fast and gymnast-lean, in matching cycle jerseys that read Queen Of The Mountains. Probably I could have idealised any one of them, but Belinda is the only…

The American Greed Report: That baseball card in the attic can be worth a fortune—if you play your cards right – CNBC

Saturday, August 19, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME American Greed American Greed 7 Hours AgoCNBC.com We Americans love sports. The teams. The athletes. We just want to reach out and grab them. That is what sports memorabilia collecting is all about. And it is just the kind of passion that sports memorabilia scam artists are counting on. “When you have this great emotional connection, and…

Mike Moustakas is about to break one of baseball’s most meager home run records – ESPN

Saturday, August 19, 2017

8:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment In this year of the Three True Outcomes, all sorts of long-ball records have and will be broken. Just last week, we saw Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton blow past the Marlins’ single-season home run record of 42, set 21 years ago by Gary Sheffield. Now, Kansas City’s Mike Moustakas is poised to join Stanton in setting the new mark for…

Fit in my 40s: ‘I’m lazy: cycling in a pack changed that’ – The Guardian

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A role model is like a lemon zester: it’s only once you’ve got one that you realise you wanted one. Belinda Scott, 55, organises rides for the Bella Velo cycle club, and I joined them for laps around Richmond Park. They are insanely fast and gymnast-lean, in matching cycle jerseys that read Queen Of The Mountains. Probably I could have idealised any one of them, but Belinda is the only…

One of the biggest youth sports injuries can be prevented – USA TODAY

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Dr. Christopher Brown works on an injured athlete.(Photo: Provided) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2.6 million children ages 19 and younger are treated in emergency departments each year for sports and recreation-related injuries. And those are just the incidents that make it to the ED. The injuries fall under the terms traumatic or non-traumatic (overuse injuries that develop over time), but that’s not to…

2024 Olympics could include competitive video gaming | PBS … – PBS NewsHour

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A referee watches over competitors play “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” at an eSports video game tournament in Toronto, \March 26, 2017. Picture taken March 26, 2017. Photo by REUTERS/Mark Blinch As athletes leap, lift and dive at the 2024 Paris Summer Games, will video game players also be competing for gold medals? Adding “eSports” to the roster could be the International Olympic Committee’s next attempt to attract younger viewers. Tony…

NASCAR Driver To Shut Down Race Team That Loses $1 Million Annually – Jalopnik

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Photo credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski has said more than once that his lower-level Camping World Truck Series team loses about $1 million annually, but that he keeps doing it because the team is what’s “in [his] heart.” But after this year, Keselowski said the team will be no more “for a number of reasons.” Keselowski races for Team Penske in the top-level Monster Energy NASCAR Cup…

NASCAR drivers remember one of the sport’s worst wrecks at Bristol … – For The Win

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Bristol Motor Speedway’s second and final race of the NASCAR Cup Series season is Saturday, and for a number of reasons, drivers love racing at the half-mile track. But one decades-old race at the Last Great Colosseum stands out in the NASCAR world as one of the most truly terrifying crashes in the sport’s history. During one of the two 1990 Bristol races, Michael Waltrip came out of the short…

NASCAR Xfinity: Kyle Busch wins for 19th time at Bristol – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Kyle Busch continued his domination at Bristol Motor Speedway with a victory Friday night in the Xfinity Series race. The win was the 19th national series victory at Bristol for Busch, who also won the Truck Series race Wednesday night. And just like that win, Busch had to overcome a speeding penalty on pit road to get to victory lane. “Just a great car,” Busch said about his Joe Gibbs…

NASCAR at Bristol picks, odds: Martin Truex Jr. racing for fifth win, regular-season title – CBSSports.com

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Who will own the night at Bristol Motor Speedway? Here are our picks for Saturday’s race under the lights in Tennessee. Winner: Martin Truex Jr. Seems like the cliche choice to pick the guy who has dominated this season, but we like to get these things right. Truex nearly won last week’s race at Michigan, only to be passed by Kyle Larson on an overtime restart, and has shown he…

A Baseball Manager Retires Again, Knowing It Rarely Sticks – New York Times

Saturday, August 19, 2017

It was a rough season. Salina, a so-called travel team, plays only a handful of home games. Undermanned and underfinanced, the Stockade were 10-58 when Droddy stepped down as planned. In the visiting manager’s office at CHS Field before a recent game with the Saints, Droddy remained upbeat. “Some people show their grandchildren; I’ve got to show you Milly,” said Droddy, pulling out his smartphone to flip through photos of…

Fantasy Baseball Forecaster for Week 20: Aug. 21-27 – ESPN

Saturday, August 19, 2017

3:30 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The Fantasy Baseball Forecaster has been updated as of Friday, Aug. 18, at 3:30 p.m. ET. Quickly jump to any page for specific intel Projected starting pitchers Starting pitcher rankings Hitting matchup ratings On tap: Three doubleheaders, all of them a result of making up previous postponements, grace the Week 20 schedule, leading to a busy week in which…

A sports rout on Wall Street – The Mercury News

Saturday, August 19, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Sporting goods retailers can’t shake their losing streak. Shares of stores that mostly sell sneakers and sporting gear plummeted Friday after Foot Locker and smaller rival Hibbett Sports reported a drop in sales in the latest quarter. Both also offered gloomy outlooks for the rest of the year. Sporting goods retailers are facing increasing competition from department stores and clothing chains, which are beefing up the…

Parents link concussion with football, but ignore other contact sports: survey – ABC News

Saturday, August 19, 2017

New research from a state-wide survey in Arizona may hold true for the rest of the country. Parents seem to understand that football can cause serious concussions, which in turn could cause serious long term neurological damage. But they are missing the memo when it comes to the risks associated with other contact sports. Soccer and cheerleading also have high rates of concussion, according to researchers at the Barrow Neurological…