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Kyle Busch cover of NASCAR Heat 2 unveiled at Sonoma – Nascar

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Cover athlete Kyle Busch helped unveil the official cover of the NASCAR Heat 2 video game on Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Check out the cover of #NASCARHeat2 unveiled by @KyleBusch today at @RaceSonoma! pic.twitter.com/NKimYMxPWJ — 704Games NASCAR Heat (@704nascarheat) June 25, 2017 The Joe Gibbs Racing driver won the right to be on the cover after beating fellow finalist Martin Truex Jr. in Stage 2 of the All-Star Race to…

Mexican soccer fans are reluctant to give up a favorite chant — an anti-gay slur – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, June 25, 2017

They’ve been begged by star players to stop it, fined repeatedly, and threatened with dramatic sanctions that could hurt their national team’s chances in the World Cup. But Mexican soccer fans have been loath to give up their favorite game-day chant, a homophobic slur that has been condemned by gay rights groups, government officials and international soccer authorities. At a recent World Cup qualifying match at Mexico City’s massive Estadio…

NASCAR: At Iowa Speedway, driver William Byron, 19, adds another career ‘first’ – Charlotte Observer

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Charlotte’s William Byron found a surefire and quick way to get over one of the most disappointing losses of his young career. Byron, a 19-year-old rookie driving for JR Motorsports, won for the first time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. Byron broke through with his first win in the series just a week after an agonizingly close defeat to Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin…

Israeli Competitor Is a First for Nascar’s Top Cup Series – New York Times

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Back in Israel, he already has. Day estimated that he received a text message “probably every 30 seconds” from someone in Israel wishing him well on Sunday. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Steve O’Donnell, Nascar’s executive vice president for racing operations and chief racing development officer, considers Day’s debut significant because Nascar wants to diversify its competitors and expand its audience. “We want to represent everybody,” O’Donnell said. “Alon…

In world’s largest refugee camp, youth are drawn to soccer – ABC News

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The soccer field is littered with sharp stones, but the girls who attack the ball with their bare feet play on. Here in what has become the world’s largest refugee settlement, youth from South Sudan are drawn to soccer, a rare source of entertainment in an otherwise dreary existence. In a bid to keep young people busy, the International Rescue Committee and other aid groups are hosting inter-village competitions meant…

San Diego gets pro soccer: the NASL – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Sunday, June 25, 2017

High-level professional soccer is coming to San Diego, after all. The North American Soccer League, designated as a second-division league by U.S. Soccer, is expected to announce a San Diego expansion franchise that will begin play in 2018, first at USD’s Torero Stadium and later at a 10,000-seat venue it plans to build at an undisclosed location in North County. The club’s majority owner is European star Demba Ba, and…

In Pursuit of Millennials, More Fun in Sports. But Still No Twerking. – New York Times

Sunday, June 25, 2017

And the reason for this relaxation of stuffiness? “I think that part of it is trying to reach the millennial and this new age of fans and having more fun,” Dean Blandino, the N.F.L.’s former chief of officiating, told Fox Sports, his new employer. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Sports officials and leagues have been flailing about to get young adults to care about their games. Millennials are the…

Paolo Maldini courts new love to join grand band of sport switchers … – The Guardian

Sunday, June 25, 2017

It was the kind of story that made one do a double take. The Paolo Maldini? The retired footballer? The five-times European champion, former Italy captain and devilishly handsome H&M model? He’s a professional tennis player now? Are you sure? There was a temptation to assume it was nothing more than a joke that had spun out of control. It would have made sense if news had broken about Maldini…

Carl Edwards on NASCAR return: ‘I haven’t even considered coming back’ – Nascar

Sunday, June 25, 2017

RELATED: Weekend schedule | Starting lineup SONOMA, Calif. – Carl Edwards came back to NASCAR this weekend, but the former Joe Gibbs Racing driver arrived with no plans to climb back behind the wheel. “I haven’t talked to anyone and I haven’t even considered coming back,” Edwards told members of the media Saturday at Sonoma Raceway, site of Sunday’s Toyota / Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race…

NASCAR: At Iowa Speedway, driver William Byron, 19, adds another career ‘first’ – Charlotte Observer

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Charlotte’s William Byron found a surefire and quick way to get over one of the most disappointing losses of his young career. Byron, a 19-year-old rookie driving for JR Motorsports, won for the first time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. Byron broke through with his first win in the series just a week after an agonizingly close defeat to Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin…

Carl Edwards on NASCAR return: ‘I haven’t even considered coming back’ – Nascar

Sunday, June 25, 2017

RELATED: Weekend schedule | Starting lineup SONOMA, Calif. – Carl Edwards came back to NASCAR this weekend, but the former Joe Gibbs Racing driver arrived with no plans to climb back behind the wheel. “I haven’t talked to anyone and I haven’t even considered coming back,” Edwards told members of the media Saturday at Sonoma Raceway, site of Sunday’s Toyota / Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race…

Rabalais: 2017 LSU baseball team has already delivered its ‘big diamond moment’ – The Advocate

Sunday, June 25, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. — In the convention hall rising behind TD Ameritrade Park’s center-field stands is a cross section of memorabilia from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, a movable feast of the game’s greatest feats and most memorable players. It’s making a layover here during the College World Series. In that treasure trove is a quote from the writer Loudon Wainwright Jr., blown up in big…

Players, buddies benefit from Challenger baseball game – The News Journal

Sunday, June 25, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Ryan Roper leads off in the first inning of the first Dover Blue-White Challenger All-Star Game. Jerry Smith Buy Photo White team player Gabe Summers runs to second base with Shawn Mannering, his “buddy” from the First State Hornet 13U travel baseball team during the Blue-White Challenger All-Star Game held Saturday at Dover Little League.(Photo: Jerry Smith/The News Journal)Buy Photo It’s challenging sometimes to get…

All-South Texas Baseball: The Team – Corpus Christi Caller-Times – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Sunday, June 25, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE All-South Texas Baseball MVP: Ray’s Nick Loftin Wochit Buy Photo All-South Texas Baseball MVP Nick Loftin from Ray High School poses for a photo Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Corpus Christi.(Photo: Gabe Hernandez/Caller-Times)Buy Photo MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Nick Loftin, Ray Loftin did just about everything for the Texans this season in what was the program’s deepest playoff run in more than 60 years. As a…

Baseball Capsules – Charlotte Observer

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Matt Olson hit his first two major league home runs, Jaycob Brugman and Franklin Barreto also launched their first career shots and the Oakland Athletics routed the Chicago White Sox 10-2 on Saturday. Barreto homered in his big league debut. He joined Olson and Brugman in becoming the second trio of teammates to hit their first homers in the same game, the Elias Sports Bureau said. It also happened in…

Hooks honor 1967 King state baseball champs – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Corpus Christi Hooks celebrated and hosted members of the 1967 King baseball team — the first city team to win a University Interscholastic League state title — on Saturday. Quinton Martinez

Carl Edwards on NASCAR return: ‘I haven’t even considered coming back’ – Nascar

Sunday, June 25, 2017

RELATED: Weekend schedule | Starting lineup SONOMA, Calif. – Carl Edwards came back to NASCAR this weekend, but the former Joe Gibbs Racing driver arrived with no plans to climb back behind the wheel. “I haven’t talked to anyone and I haven’t even considered coming back,” Edwards told members of the media Saturday at Sonoma Raceway, site of Sunday’s Toyota / Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race…

A seismic week: Extraordinary 72 hours stun Chicago sports world – Chicago Tribune

Saturday, June 24, 2017

As Blackhawks first-round draft pick Henri Jokiharju entered a room full of reporters late Friday night at the United Center, he felt someone grab his arm. Jonathan Toews wanted to pull Jokiharju aside briefly to do what good captains do. Toews made eye contact. Then he left a lasting impression. “They will give you my number so call me if you need anything at all,” Toews told the 18-year-old who…

NASCAR at Sonoma 2017: Start Time, Ticket Info, Lineup, TV Schedule and More – Bleacher Report

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Carlos Osorio/Associated Press Kyle Larson leads the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series into Sonoma Raceway on Sunday for the Toyota/Save Mart 350. Right now the series is all about Larson, who won a pole a week ago in Michigan and proceeded to trump the entire field on the way to a checkered flag. The 24-year-old’s triumph means the series now boasts four multi-race winners already this season as he joins…

College hockey: Illinois participates in NHL-funded hockey study, evaluates adding varsity hockey – NCAA.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

CHICAGO, IL – The University of Illinois will partner with the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) to evaluate the possible addition of hockey as a varsity sport. In an effort to support the growth of collegiate hockey, the NHL and NHLPA will fund feasibility studies exploring the potential of adding NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey programs at five institutions across the United States….