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New Jersey to vote on bill to regulate daily fantasy sports – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Monday, May 22, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. — Lawmakers in New Jersey are set to vote on legislation to regulate and tax daily fantasy sports. The Democrat-led Assembly is scheduled to vote Monday on a bill that would impose a quarterly fee of 10.5 percent of gross revenues on daily fantasy sports providers. The measure calls for the Division of Consumer Affairs to issue permits to fantasy sports operators including casino licensees and racetracks. The…

Phil McNulty: Premier League end-of-season report – BBC Sport

Monday, May 22, 2017

<!– “Chelsea – Premier League thoroughbreds and deserved champions” Chelsea – 1st <!– Chelsea captain John Terry said farewell during Chelsea’s final game of the season on Sunday Premier League thoroughbreds and deserved champions. Brilliantly managed by Antonio Conte in his first season at the club – addressed early failings with tactical acumen, repaired a broken squad and got Chelsea’s best players playing again. McNulty’s pre-season prediction: 3rd What he…

‘Baywatch’ babe Kelly Rohrbach loves beating dudes at sports – New York Post

Monday, May 22, 2017

Kelly Rohrbach has one very big advantage when it comes to conquering Hollywood: her backswing. It turns out the 5-foot-9 model and actress, who is stepping into Pamela Anderson’s red swimsuit in the “Baywatch” movie in theaters Thursday, is an ace on the golf course. “I love to go out there and beat the guys,” Rohrbach told The Post. “It’s kind of an ego boost. “Golf [has been] a big…

NASCAR’s Driver Only Broadcast Team Next Month Could Be Great Or A Big Mess – Jalopnik

Monday, May 22, 2017

Danica Patrick, the Hollywood Hotel broadcaster for the June race at Pocono Raceway, being interviewed by ESPN back in 2012—when the network actually covered NASCAR. Photo credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for True Speed Communication In June, things are going to get pretty weird in NASCAR broadcasting. For the first time, the entire broadcast team will be active drivers—the booth, the pit-road reporters and everyone else. Fox Sports, the broadcaster for…

Race fans will know the last names of these N.C. teens on the NASCAR Next watch list – Charlotte Observer

Monday, May 22, 2017

Teen NASCAR drivers Harrison Burton and Todd Gilliland are both from North Carolina and are sons of men who raced at the Cup Series level. The pair both started racing cars at age 5, when many children are learning to ride a bicycle. Now Burton, 16, and Gilliland, 17, are members of the 2017 NASCAR Next class, a watch list of nine rising stars climbing the NASCAR ladder. “The NASCAR…

Sweden beats Canada to win ice hockey world title – BBC News

Monday, May 22, 2017

Image copyright EPA Image caption It is Sweden’s 10th world title Sweden has won the ice hockey world championship, beating favourites Canada in a dramatic penalty shootout. The teams were tied at 1-1 after three periods in Cologne, Germany, with Victor Hedman scoring for the Swedes and Canada’s Ryan O’Reilly equalising. The overtime brought no goals, but the Scandinavians then were twice on target in the shootout, while the North…

Nine months after the Rio Olympics, a new problem emerges — defective medals – Chicago Tribune

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Rio Olympics experienced their fair share of problems last summer (green pool water, controversial boxing judges, basic plumbing). Now nearly nine months after the Games ended, it looks like organizers in Rio de Janeiro are still experiencing some hiccups. The latest issue has to do with medals handed out to more than 130 winners – they’re rusting, chipping or as Agence France-Presse put it, “falling to pieces.” “We’re seeing…

This May Be The Insane NASCAR Save Of The Year – Jalopnik

Sunday, May 21, 2017

GIF via NASCAR How Trevor Bayne kept his car on the pavement and out of the wall in Saturday night’s Monster Energy Open race, I still don’t know. Trevor Bayne’s No. 6 car was sent into a crazy rollercoaster of countersteer after Danica Patrick’s No. 10 made contact with his left-rear fender during Saturday’s race before the All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The save is so impressive, it’s a…

Malaga 0-2 Real Madrid – BBC Sport

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 14 goals in his last nine games for Real Madrid Real Madrid won their first La Liga title since 2012 thanks to a final-day victory at Malaga. Cristiano Ronaldo scored early on to settle the nerves, latching onto Isco’s through ball to step around Carlos Kameni and tap into an empty net. Karim Benzema added their second goal after the break after Kameni parried Sergio Ramos’…

Atletico Madrid 3-1 Athletic Bilbao – BBC Sport

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Fernando Torres was substituted to a standing ovation in the second half Fernando Torres scored twice as Atletico Madrid ended life at the Vicente Calderon with victory over Athletic Bilbao. The boyhood Atleti fan, who is out of contract this summer, scored twice in the opening 11 minutes, netting from close range and hooking home a volley. The 33-year-old scored more La Liga goals at the Calderon than any other…

Swiss cycling team staff banned from Tour of California for dumping septic tank waste along highway – Washington Post

Sunday, May 21, 2017

“Caught the [Swiss team] Katusha-Alpecin … dumping raw sewage from their RV on the side of highway 330,” the YouTube account of Ryan Patrick Early captioned the video, which appears to show two men outside an RV spraying liquid on the ground. Early noted the highway where the men allegedly emptied their team’s septic tank runs adjacent to “running springs,” and that they tried to hide their misdeed by spraying it…

Kyle Busch wins NASCAR’s All-Star race at Charlotte for the first time – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Kyle Busch used a bold three-wide pass for the lead Saturday night to win NASCAR’s annual All-Star race for the first time. Although the race does not count in the standings, it was Busch‘s first Cup victory of the season and first at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch also won the Truck Series race Friday night, but the victory Saturday was worth a cool $1 million. Busch dove low around Brad…

All-Star Race an A for effort, D- for results – ESPN

Sunday, May 21, 2017

11:56 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CONCORD, N.C. — On the 25th anniversary of an incredible evening of racing dubbed “One Hot Night,” NASCAR tried to do something to rekindle the dramatics for its all-star event. It didn’t get it. The 2017 version of the Monster Energy All-Star Race will go down in history as “One Hot Blight.” Kyle Busch pockets $1M with All-Star triumph…

Of Course A NASCAR Crew Chief Found A Loophole With The All-Star Race Tires – Jalopnik

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Screencap via TSN NASCAR introduced multiple tire compounds for tonight’s All-Star race with the stipulation that all four new stickier green “option” tires must go on at the same time. But they didn’t say that all four had to be left on or pulled off at the same time, as Clint Bowyer’s No. 14 team pointed out during tonight’s race. During Stage 3 of 4, Bowyer came into the pits…

Strange: Who does AD call from bullpen for Tennessee baseball? – Knoxville News Sentinel

Sunday, May 21, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share VIDEOS: TENNESSEE BASEBALL 2017 SEASONDave Serrano’s farewell as Tennessee baseball coach | 1:28 Only regret is that when he’s successful again, it won’t be at Tennessee. CLOSE x Embed x Share VIDEOS: TENNESSEE BASEBALL 2017 SEASONDave Serrano: Not going out with a bang | 2:10 Dave Serrano disappointed in lack of competitive spirit in Vols’ final series Mike Strange/USA TODAY Network – Tennessee CLOSE x…

Fantasy baseball daily notes for May 21 – ESPN

Sunday, May 21, 2017

7:02 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment For the second straight Sunday, we have bonus baseball as one of Saturday’s pair of early postponements was rescheduled as part of an old-fashioned single-admission doubleheader in Target Field. The slate is highlighted by Stephen Strasburg, who has managed to escape injury in this season, where the disabled list has been one of the top stories across MLB. Other…

Luis Robert Agrees To Sign With White Sox – Baseball America

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Cuban outfielder Luis Robert, 19, has an agreement in place to sign with the White Sox, pending a physical. The two sides are still finalizing the exact terms of the deal. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports first reported on Twitter that the White Sox were closing in on a deal with Robert. Based on his present ability, Robert should be ready for an assignment to low or high Class A,…

Rock bottom: ULM fires baseball coach Peddie – Monroe News Star

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Peddie’s overall record was 72-125 in 3.5 seasons at ULM.(Photo: Emerald McIntyre/ULM Photo Servi, Emerald McIntyre/ULM Photo Servi) Bruce Peddie entered his third full season as ULM baseball coach knowing it was a big year for his tenure on campus. Improvement and a berth in the Sun Belt tournament was expected from both university officials and a jaded fanbase. ULM’s conference tournament hopes are gone. And so are Peddie’s chances…

Coughlin over Parcells? Ranking best coaches in NY sports history – New York Post

Sunday, May 21, 2017

There are few managers or coaches in recent memory who have gotten the town talking the way Terry Collins has, and does, sometimes in good ways, often in bad ways, always in interesting ways. Saturday, he managed the 1,013th game of his tenure as a Met, one more than Davey Johnson — and maybe a good 500 or 600 more than most folks would’ve set as the “over” when he…