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Here’s how NASCAR plans to let Cup fans watch playoff races like a true insider – Charlotte Observer

Friday, August 18, 2017

Ever wonder what the scenery looks like from inside a race car going about 200 mile per hour? NASCAR has you covered. Perhaps looking for a way to connect with a younger audience, NASCAR disclosed Thursday that it plans to stream live video on Twitter from a race car for all 10 postseason NASCAR Cup Series races. The streaming video will be accessible from NASCAR’s official Twitter handle and NASCAR.twitter.com….

George Diaz: Kevin Harvick disrespects Earnhardt legacy, NASCAR history with shots at Junior – La Crosse Tribune

Friday, August 18, 2017

NASCAR is in scramble mode these days, dealing with declines in attendance and TV ratings, sponsors dropping out, and veteran drivers getting the heave-ho to get rid of fat contracts. We now add a battle to protect a NASCAR legacy. Kevin Harvick lashed out at Dale Earnhardt Jr. last week for having the gall to be Mr. Popularity. Harvick connected the dots to some of NASCAR’s…

Nuestra Comunidad: Mom plays on soccer tean to feel young, victorious – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Friday, August 18, 2017

The field is, as well, a space where Rojas’s age does not matter and where she feels good about herself. Originally from Durango, Mexico, Rojas has resided in Georgia for 26 years and spends her time selling tamales and caring for her grandchildren. All this, and she still finds time to play goalkeeper for the all-female community soccer league, El Barsa, the first few months out of the year.

Could Trump’s Position On White Supremacists Cause Cancellation of Sport Team Visits To White House? – Forbes

Friday, August 18, 2017

Kevin Durant, the 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player of the champion Golden State Warriors, has said he won’t be making the trip to the White House to meet with President Trump as part of the tradition of US sports champions. Could Trump’s incendiary position of not forcefully denounce white supremacy in all its forms could create an environment where so few players would visit Trump that the photo op would be…

Martin Truex Jr. on NASCAR’s regular-season title: “I think it’s a huge deal for all of us, honestly” – The Denver Post

Friday, August 18, 2017

Winning NASCAR’s regular-season points championship is unquestionably a big deal, but no trophy is awarded and few will remember who won when Round 1 of the playoffs begin next month. Still, driver Martin Truex Jr. of Denver-based Furniture Row Racing envisions a celebration when he clinches the title as early as Saturday night in Bristol, Tenn. Those sentiments are echoed by FRR general manager Joe Garone, the Colorado native who…

Could Trump’s Position On White Supremacists Cause Cancellation of Sport Team Visits To White House? – Forbes

Friday, August 18, 2017

Kevin Durant, the 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player of the champion Golden State Warriors, has said he won’t be making the trip to the White House to meet with President Trump as part of the tradition of US sports champions. Could Trump’s incendiary position of not forcefully denounce white supremacy in all its forms could create an environment where so few players would visit Trump that the photo op would be…

Could Trump’s Position On White Supremacists Cause Cancellation of Sport Team Visits To White House? – Forbes

Friday, August 18, 2017

Kevin Durant, the 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player of the champion Golden State Warriors, has said he won’t be making the trip to the White House to meet with President Trump as part of the tradition of US sports champions. Could Trump’s incendiary position of not forcefully denounce white supremacy in all its forms could create an environment where so few players would visit Trump that the photo op would be…

Twitter announces deal to live-stream NASCAR races – New York Post

Friday, August 18, 2017

Twitter announced another live-sports stream on Thursday — a deal to bring in-car NASCAR race camera perspectives to its 328 million monthly users. The deal marks the first time each of the 10 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races can be viewed from in-car cameras, the race organization said. Terms of the deal were not released. Twitter has signed Toyota as a sponsor of the streams, the microblogging giant said….

Ascension Parish Council backs soccer deal for new fields after extended discussion – The Advocate

Friday, August 18, 2017

GONZALES — Trust is a two-way street and, in the end, the Ascension Parish Council agreed to trust that the Gonzales Soccer Club will live up to the word of its leaders and fulfill its end of what could be a 10-year deal to use the parish’s new multi-million soccer fields at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.  With minor revisions that open the club’s books to parish audits and…

Why Dale Earnhardt Jr. feels he must speak out about Barcelona, Charlottesville – Charlotte Observer

Friday, August 18, 2017

Thursday’s attack in Barcelona, Spain, that left at least 13 people dead, following Saturday’s killing of a protester at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, leaves most people searching for words to express their sorrow, outrage, bewilderment and fear. Athletes such as Dale Earnhardt Jr. are no exception. Thursday at Bristol Motor Speedway, NASCAR’s most popular driver struggled to explain his reaction to the two most recent attacks on…

Brad Keselowski Racing will end Truck operations, leaves door open for top series – Nascar

Friday, August 18, 2017

Brad Keselowski Racing announced Thursday that it will cease operations after the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, prepping for a potential move to NASCAR’s top division at a much later date. The announcement came from namesake team owner Brad Keselowski, the 2012 champion of NASCAR’s premier series. Keselowski’s organization currently fields Fords F-150s for Chase Briscoe, 22, and 18-year-old Austin Cindric, both in their first full season of…

Portland’s new hockey franchise unveils 5 finalists for team name – Press Herald

Friday, August 18, 2017

They won’t be the Pirates. Nor will they be Moosequitoes or Wharf Rats. Take Our Poll Portland’s newest professional hockey franchise will be nicknamed from one of five options that the team announced Thursday. The finalists were culled from 3,805 submissions during a name-the-team contest over the past few weeks: – Mariners (whether Maine or Portland remains to be seen). – Watchmen (think lighthouse keepers). – Lumberjacks (Bunyanesque). – Puffins…

When Women Played Baseball – Deadspin

Friday, August 18, 2017

I went to Rockford, Ill. to watch girls play baseball 63 years after the real Rockford Peaches of the All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League played their last season and 25 years after A League Of Their Own introduced their story to a new generation. The Peaches were the most successful team of the short-lived AAGPBL, winning the championship four out of the 12 seasons, but I imagine it was Geena…

How Do You Like Me Now? Baseball Writers Dish On Dodgers Yasiel Puig – Forbes

Friday, August 18, 2017

Los Angeles loves Yasiel Puig. I love Yasiel Puig, and have said repeatedly that he inspires me. And hey, if Turner Ward needs a stand-in for a post-homer kiss, I’m available weeknights 7 to 10 p.m. Yasiel Puig. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) With the Dodgers’ right fielder’s recent play in mind, and especially after Wednesday night’s dramtic ninth-inning win at Chavez Ravine, I wondered how the Wild Horse’s act is playing with people in…

Aaron Judge Is Baseball’s Newest Hope | Time.com – TIME

Friday, August 18, 2017

Rarely do nachos make dreams come true, no matter how good the guacamole. But while Maria Baez was on her way to a Yankee Stadium concession stand one recent evening, a team employee offered her a spot in the Judge’s Chambers, a section of seats behind the right-field fence reserved for fans of the towering phenom Aaron Judge. Thanks to the young slugger’s head-spinning power at the plate–he entered mid-August…

NASCAR Pacts With Twitter to Live-Stream In-Car Video for Playoff Series Races – Variety

Thursday, August 17, 2017

NASCAR — for the first time in its history — will live-stream an in-car camera feed on Twitter for all 10 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs races in 2017. Under the deal, NASCAR’s look from inside a race car with a live camera stream that can be accessed via its official Twitter handle (@NASCAR) and nascar.twitter.com. On the same screen of the live stream, fans will see a real-time curated timeline…

Portland’s new hockey franchise unveils 5 finalists for team name – Press Herald

Thursday, August 17, 2017

They won’t be the Pirates. Nor will they be Moosequitoes or Wharf Rats. Take Our Poll Portland’s newest professional hockey franchise will be nicknamed from one of five options that the team announced Thursday. The finalists were culled from 3,805 submissions during a name-the-team contest over the past few weeks: – Mariners (whether Maine or Portland remains to be seen). – Watchmen (think lighthouse keepers). – Lumberjacks (Bunyanesque). – Puffins…

Between Swimming And S’mores, Young Muslim Campers Learn To Cope With Rising Hate – NPR

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ronald Chavez Hassan leads kids in a trust walk at the Muslim Youth Camp of California. He has been a teacher at the Muslim Youth Camp for 25 years. Maggie Starbard for NPR hide caption toggle caption Maggie Starbard for NPR Ronald Chavez Hassan leads kids in a trust walk at the Muslim Youth Camp of California. He has been a teacher at the Muslim Youth Camp for 25 years….

How ex-NFL LB Shawne Merriman is working to diversify NASCAR and its fan base – For The Win

Thursday, August 17, 2017

There is something enchanting about NASCAR that caught the attention of Shawne Merriman long before he entered the NFL. Growing up in Maryland just outside of Washington, D.C., the retired NFL linebacker said he watched races on TV. He followed superstars Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Richard Petty and remembers buying NASCAR-themed toys, but there was never an opportunity to meet the drivers or develop a personal connection to the sport….

What Neymar’s record-breaking $263 million transfer fee means for the future of soccer – CNBC

Thursday, August 17, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Money Money 8 Hours AgoCNBC.com As European soccer leagues kick off this month and the transfer window comes to a close, it will be hard for any of the typical last-minute market drama to compete with Qatari-owned Paris Saint-Germain paying Barcelona $263 million for one player. That fee is more than double the previous world record. The…