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Moving New Hampshire race to Vegas doesn’t address bigger issues – ESPN

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mar 15, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment I have no equity in New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but I am heavily invested. I watched it sprout from the ground as I lived a short distance south in the state’s capital city, Concord. I competed in the first race at the one-mile track, captured a track championship and considered its founder, Bob Bahre, to be a mentor for…

Wage dispute involving US women’s hockey team escalating – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The sides are digging in in the battle between the U.S. women’s national hockey team and USA Hockey and another salvo was fired Thursday. Team USA announced Wednesday that it will boycott the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship unless it receives what it considers fair wages and equitable support from the organization. USA Hockey responded later in the day with a statement that, in part, read, “USA Hockey…

Mexico’s Daniel Suárez is NASCAR’s rising star – AZCentral.com

Thursday, March 16, 2017

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Daniel Suarez (51) celebrates with his trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.(Photo: Ben Moffat/azcentral sports) Can you keep a secret? Daniel Suárez can. The Mexican-born NASCAR driver was celebrating the end of his wildly successful 2016 season as Xfinity Series champion, feasting privately with a small circle of family…

Moving New Hampshire race to Vegas doesn’t address bigger issues – ESPN

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mar 15, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment I have no equity in New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but I am heavily invested. I watched it sprout from the ground as I lived a short distance south in the state’s capital city, Concord. I competed in the first race at the one-mile track, captured a track championship and considered its founder, Bob Bahre, to be a mentor for…

US women’s hockey team says it will boycott world championships over pay dispute – Washington Post

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The U.S. women’s hockey team won’t be playing in the world championships unless it feels USA Hockey is negotiating with them fairly. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff Bassett, File) Members of the U.S. women’s ice hockey team, who will boycott the upcoming world championships unless “significant progress is made with USA Hockey over wages and support, said Thursday that they oppose any attempt by USA Hockey to organize a team…

Mexico’s Daniel Suárez is NASCAR’s rising star – AZCentral.com

Thursday, March 16, 2017

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Daniel Suarez (51) celebrates with his trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.(Photo: Ben Moffat/azcentral sports) Can you keep a secret? Daniel Suárez can. The Mexican-born NASCAR driver was celebrating the end of his wildly successful 2016 season as Xfinity Series champion, feasting privately with a small circle of family…

St. X baseball team ranked No. 1 in state – The Courier-Journal

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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It’s beginning to look a lot like baseball – Baltimore Sun

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mother Nature dropped a big pile of mess on local baseball and softball schedules this week with a few inches of snow. High school practices are moved indoors. Little League tryouts and evaluations are rescheduled. And for the local college teams already playing games — good luck. Nothing can wreck a springtime sports schedule in Maryland more than an ill-timed winter storm. But some of the baseball teams around the state…

Japan Ends Israel’s Surprising Run at the World Baseball Classic – New York Times

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Baseball is America’s pastime, but which America? – ESPN

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mar 14, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment “Baseball is boring.” You hear it time and again by those who don’t understand what the game truly is, what it represents for so many. For those who believe such a crazy thought, we submit the United States versus Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic game on Saturday night as indisputable evidence to the contrary. On the field, it was…

Sports Notes: March 12 – News & Observer

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hall of Fame to induct four The Johnston County Athletic Hall of Fame will induct the class of 2017 during a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Clayton High School. This year’s honorees are: Travis Stephenson – Clayton High School. Van Weeks – Cleveland High School. Darryl Lucas – Smithfield-Selma High School. James Cole – South Johnston High School. Tickets are available at all Johnston County high schools….

Why Instagram Is Suddenly the Place for Sports Highlights – WIRED

Thursday, March 16, 2017

David Madison/Getty Images If you want to watch sports highlights on your phone, there are lots of sites and platforms that make it easy. But none is more now than House of Highlights. The bombastic, occasionally NSFW Instagram account is the hottest thing going, due in no small part to the dedication of its 22-year-old founder, Omar Raja. “He’s honestly like the modern SportsCenter, or the young person’s SportsCenter,” says…

Doc: The best two days in sports are here – Cincinnati.com (blog)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Buy Photo Xavier Musketeers guard J.P. Macura (55) shoots from behind the arc during a practice session at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (Photo: Sam Greene, The Enquirer) And away we go. So it’s 5:15 AM in Sacramento, meaning in about four hours I’m gonna find a restaurant with TVs, sit down to my green eggs and ham and watch the first four games. How…

Dana White believes Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather will happen – FOXSports.com

Thursday, March 16, 2017

For months, UFC president Dana White shot down the idea that lightweight champion Conor McGregor would ever face Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match. Well it appears White has changed his mind. During an appearance on “Conan” on Wednesday night, White said without hesitation that he believes a deal will get done to pit McGregor against Mayweather in one of the most lucrative super fights in combat sports history. “I…

Twitter, Turner and CBS Sports launch NCAA pregame show – CNET

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Twitter, Turner and CBS are teammates for a new NCAA tourney pregame show streaming on the social network. Getty Images Twitter is teaming up with Turner Sports and CBS Sports to stream a 30-minute pregame show focusing on college basketball fans’ take on the NCAA Tournament on the social network. The show, NCAA March Madness Now, will begin on Thursday and Friday on Twitter featuring game predictions, celebrity tweets, fan…

Was moving New Hampshire race best for NASCAR? – ESPN

Thursday, March 16, 2017

12:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment I have no equity in New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but I am heavily invested. I watched it sprout from the ground as I lived a short distance south in the state’s capital city, Concord. I competed in the first race at the one-mile track, captured a track championship and considered its founder, Bob Bahre, to be a mentor for…

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Phoenix – ESPN

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Next Race: Camping World 500 The Place: Phoenix Raceway The Date: Sunday, March 19 The Time: 3:30 p.m. ET TV: FOX, 3:30 p.m. ET Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Distance: 312 miles (312 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on lap 75), Stage 2 (Ends on lap 150), Final Stage (Ends on lap 312) NASCAR XFINITY Series Next Race:…

Team USA threatens to skip women’s hockey worlds in Michigan – Detroit Free Press

Thursday, March 16, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share The U.S. women’s national hockey team will skip the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship. USA TODAY Sports In this Feb. 17, 2014, file photo, Meghan Duggan of the United States looks up during a face off during the second period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women’s semifinal ice hockey game against Sweden at Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia.(Photo: Mark Humphrey, AP) The women’s…

Alex Morgan lends her support to peers on the US women’s hockey team – ESPN

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The U.S. women’s hockey team stunned the sports world Wednesday when it announced it would not be playing in the upcoming IIHF World Championship due to stalled negotiations with USA Hockey regarding fair wages and support. Since the team’s announcement, it has received public support from fans and peers alike — including from its counterparts on the U.S. women’s national soccer team. Several players on the team posted the hashtag #BeBoldForChange…

Augsburg hockey players make an assist off the ice – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Minasie Theophilos, a custodial worker at Augsburg College, hasn’t seen his brother in more than 30 years. He hasn’t seen his father in a decade. After Theophilos’ mother died, the men’s hockey team at the Minneapolis college decided they wanted to help him to reconnect with family. “It was quite sad, but we just want him to be reunited with them,” said assistant coach Chris Johnson. Theophilos left Ethiopia to…