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Like It or Not, Baseball’s Instant-Knockout Game Seems Here to Stay – New York Times

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The next one comes Wednesday night in Phoenix, with the Arizona Diamondbacks playing host to the Colorado Rockies. Maybe the starters, Arizona’s Zack Greinke and Colorado’s Jon Gray, can stick around longer than Severino and the Twins’ Ervin Santana, who made a dubious sort of history: Never before had the starters in a winner-take-all game both been gone by the third inning. That is knockout baseball, though, the kind of…

Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks playoff baseball: TV, what time, live score – WDIV Detroit

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

PHOENIX – The MLB Wild Card round will feature the Colorado Rockies facing the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Wednesday night in Phoenix. Here’s what you need to know for the game: Time: 8:08 p.m. ET  Location: Chase Field — Phoenix, Arizona Starting Pitchers:  Jon Gray (10-4) vs. Zack Greinke (17-7)TV Channel: TBS  Online Stream: Watch TBS Live You can follow live Rockies-Diamondbacks score updates below: A well-rested Carlos…

From Olympic sprinter to … NASCAR? How outsider Ato Boldon is diversifying racing – Charlotte Observer

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

In the 1990’s and early 2000’s, Ato Boldon was one of the world’s fastest men. He won Olympic medals in both the 100- and 200-meter sprints, collecting three bronzes and a silver over his illustrious career. He competed against track legends Maurice Green and Frankie Fredericks, and he came out ahead sometimes. He is, by all measures, one of the sport’s most accomplished sprinters. So what is he doing in…

Denny Hamlin says NASCAR drivers incur risk, deserve pay comparable to NBA, NFL – ESPN

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

1:57 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Denny Hamlin knows NASCAR teams are struggling to find dollars, but when the suggestion that drivers should take pay cuts comes up, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver will lobby that those who risk their lives don’t get paid enough. Hamlin looks at the eight-figure and nine-figure deals that stars in other sports make and feels there’s…

Ending The College Sports Scandals – Forbes

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Beaver Stadium on the campus of Penn State University. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Happy Valley Jam) In 2009, I had an opinion column with Matt Denhart in the Wall Street Journal in which we bemoaned the massive financial exploitation of super good college athletes, such as star football quarterbacks or high scoring basketball players. In 2011 Taylor Branch wrote his magnificent and widely discussed “The Shame of College…

How This Former Field-Hockey Star Created The World’s Biggest Sports Brand For Women – Fast Company

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Leading the charge is Laura Gentile, a powerhouse at the forefront of the world of women in sports. She’s the founder and senior vice president of espnW and Women’s Initiatives, a council member on the U.S. State Department’s Council to Empower Women and Girls Through Sports, and an avid New York Giants fan. An athlete herself, Gentile played field hockey for Duke University, an experience that she now uses as…

Katie Nolan Is Headed to ESPN – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

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Test drive ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ on PS4 next week – Engadget

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The demo will also include a campaign mode, and any money earned here will be transferrable to the game itself — up to $1 million of it, at least. The game will also be the first in the 20 year-old franchise to connect to PlayStation VR, although Sony isn’t saying whether the demo will include this feature. The game has take its time getting to the PlayStation 4, but Polyphony…

Discovery wants to become the ‘sports Netflix’ in Europe, CEO says – CNBC

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

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Like It or Not, Baseball’s Instant-Knockout Game Seems Here to Stay – New York Times

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The next one comes Wednesday night in Phoenix, with the Arizona Diamondbacks playing host to the Colorado Rockies. Maybe the starters, Arizona’s Zack Greinke and Colorado’s Jon Gray, can stick around longer than Severino and the Twins’ Ervin Santana, who made a dubious sort of history: Never before had the starters in a winner-take-all game both been gone by the third inning. That is knockout baseball, though, the kind of…

Las Vegas, Gerrymandering, Baseball: Your Wednesday Briefing – New York Times

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

We also profile the gunman’s father, a bank robber and jail-breaker who spent years on the F.B.I.’s most-wanted list. Advertisement Continue reading the main story President Trump, who is visiting Las Vegas today, said, “We will be talking about gun laws as time goes by,” but the shooting appears to have done little to change the gun debate in Washington. • “We need more water. We need more food.” That’s…

Tuesday Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

NBA NEW YORK (AP) The NBA is scrapping the East vs. West format for its All-Star Game and will have captains pick teams this season. The league said Tuesday that the leading vote-getter from each conference will choose teams from the pool of players who were voted as starters and reserves. The change will begin with this season’s game in Los Angeles on Feb. 18. Players and league officials have…

Discovery wants to become the ‘sports Netflix’ in Europe, CEO says – CNBC

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

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Test drive ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ on PS4 next week – Engadget

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The demo will also include a campaign mode, and any money earned here will be transferrable to the game itself — up to $1 million of it, at least. The game will also be the first in the 20 year-old franchise to connect to PlayStation VR, although Sony isn’t saying whether the demo will include this feature. The game has take its time getting to the PlayStation 4, but Polyphony…

Kyle Busch gets rowdy in playoffs chasing Martin Truex Jr., second NASCAR Cup championship – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

And here we thought Martin Truex Jr. was cruising down the highway, heading to his first NASCAR Cup title. Not so fast. Things are about to get disruptive with The Rowdy One, Kyle Busch. Busch now has won two consecutive playoff races and is only 18 points behind Truex in the playoff standings. Every point is critical in trying to move forward to Homestead in late November for the final-four…

NASCAR Driver Kyle Larson’s Championship Chase Is a Run 25 Years in the Making – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The first time Kyle Miyata Larson went to an auto race, he was just 3 weeks old. But while his family attended races often as fans in California, none of his relatives actually competed until his father gave him his first go-kart when he was 7, which he raced for seven years before going on to racing “sprint cars” on dirt tracks for seven more. That was when the Chip…

Like It or Not, Baseball’s Instant-Knockout Game Seems Here to Stay – New York Times

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The next one comes Wednesday night in Phoenix, with the Arizona Diamondbacks playing host to the Colorado Rockies. Maybe the starters, Arizona’s Zack Greinke and Colorado’s Jon Gray, can stick around longer than Severino and the Twins’ Ervin Santana, who made a dubious sort of history: Never before had the starters in a winner-take-all game both been gone by the third inning. That is knockout baseball, though, the kind of…

The Downside of Baseball’s Data Revolution—Long Games, Less … – Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The owners of America’s baseball teams, gathered at a Houston hotel last year, were discussing once again how their games had become so plodding. This time, however, the explanation was different. Two Major League Baseball officials and a statistician told the group that the sport was being brought to a standstill by the very phenomenon that has revolutionized it in recent years—the embrace of data analytics to drive strategy. Baseball…

As Baseball Playoffs Begin, a Question Looms: Are There Enough Red Towels? – New York Times

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

One way, new for this postseason, is placing GPS units in every truck. That allows a shipment to be tracked down to the second it is delivered, but also deters any shenanigans from sinking BDA, and the team, as they nearly did in the 1992 N.B.A. finals between the Chicago Bulls and the Portland Trail Blazers. Light-up buttons, the scheduled Game 4 promotion in Portland, were coming from a supplier…

Why the Yankees and Red Sox are ready to rule baseball again … – New York Post

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

In the normal course of human events, it has been easy these past few years to forget that while we look at the Yankees and October as interchangeable, as one and the same, they haven’t always been that way. Your father’s Yankees once endured a stretch of 14 seasons without playing even one postseason inning, 1981-1995, a time when the prevailing thought was that dynasties were dead. George Steinbrenner got…