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Letters to the Sports Editor – Austin American-Statesman

Saturday, March 11, 2017

In your Sunday, March 5, edition, Kirk Bohls went over the line when describing Shaka Smart’s problems at UT by saying that they were made worse by Smart’s “regurgitation of his players’ anti-Trump comments.”

DirecTV’s regional sports fees vary wildly, nonsensically, by ZIP … – Ars Technica

Saturday, March 11, 2017

reader comments 45 If you’re a DirecTV customer who is annoyed by your monthly “regional sports fee,” get ready to be even more agitated. Depending on what ZIP code you live in, you could pay anywhere from $0 to $7.29 a month (or $87.48 a year) to get the same exact sports networks and watch the same exact teams you watch now. The news site Consumerist published an extensive report about this…

New Hampshire GM: Future July races will be ‘better than ever’ – Nascar

Saturday, March 11, 2017

RELATED: Las Vegas adds race for 2018   New Hampshire Motor Speedway General Manager David McGrath says “nothing is off the table” as officials at the facility begin thinking through ways to engage racing fans following the loss of one of its two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekends.   On Wednesday, Speedway Motorsports Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Marcus Smith, along with representatives of the Las Vegas Convention…

Michael Waltrip: Why it’s time to address the noise issue in NASCAR – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Excuse me, please.  While it’s quiet, I would like to have everyone’s attention.  There is a roaring debate going on about noise and NASCAR. And since this has been my home for the past 30 years, it matters to me when fans are getting their information from the ill-informed. Earlier this week, someone leaked a story to the Sports Business Journal that NASCAR wants to make the cars quiet. That…

USA avoids upset with walkoff win over Colombia in World Baseball Classic – USA TODAY

Saturday, March 11, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share USA TODAY Sport’s Bob Nightengale breaks down the teams to watch at this year’s World Baseball Classic. USA TODAY Sports Adam Jones reacts after hitting a walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the tenth inning to beat Colombia 3-2.(Photo: Logan Bowles, USA TODAY Sports) MIAMI – Breaking down Friday’s Pool C game of the World Baseball Classic between Colombia and the U.S. Team USA…

Does Better Sports Equipment Unfairly Improve Athletic Ability? – New York Times

Saturday, March 11, 2017

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GM Rob Pelinka: Los Angeles Lakers will be ‘greatest sports franchise’ again – NBA.com

Saturday, March 11, 2017

LOS ANGELES — During his two-decade career representing Kobe Bryant and other prominent NBA players, Rob Pelinka developed an enormous respect for the Los Angeles Lakers, both as a team and a global phenomenon. Pelinka is getting the chance to restore that tarnished brand as the Lakers’ new general manager, and he is approaching his new job with evangelical zeal. “It didn’t feel like a decision,” Pelinka said Friday. “It felt…

Sport: More Than a Game, It’s a Life Coach – The Epoch Times

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Consider the stereotype of the dumb jock: He puts so much effort into sculpting his body that there’s no time for improving his mind. Yet research finds that how we treat our body directly affects our mind. According to a 2013 report from the Institute of Medicine, there is evidence that kids who get regular physical activity have better physical and mental health. “Physical activity is related to lower body fat, greater muscular…

State seeks to regulate fantasy sports operators – WRAL.com

Saturday, March 11, 2017

By Laura Leslie Raleigh, N.C. — The boom in fantasy sports shows no signs of abating, so North Carolina lawmakers want to put some regulations on the books to ensure consumers are protected. House Bill 279, which was filed Wednesday, would require companies that operate fantasy sports sites that require money up front and pay out cash prizes to register with the Secretary of State’s Office. The sites would have…

New Hampshire GM: Future July races will be ‘better than ever’ – Nascar

Saturday, March 11, 2017

RELATED: Las Vegas adds race for 2018   New Hampshire Motor Speedway General Manager David McGrath says “nothing is off the table” as officials at the facility begin thinking through ways to engage racing fans following the loss of one of its two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekends.   On Wednesday, Speedway Motorsports Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Marcus Smith, along with representatives of the Las Vegas Convention…

Michael Waltrip: Why it’s time to address the noise issue in NASCAR – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Excuse me, please.  While it’s quiet, I would like to have everyone’s attention.  There is a roaring debate going on about noise and NASCAR. And since this has been my home for the past 30 years, it matters to me when fans are getting their information from the ill-informed. Earlier this week, someone leaked a story to the Sports Business Journal that NASCAR wants to make the cars quiet. That…

Baseball is a Global Game – Baseball America

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Players born in the United States, the Dominican Republic or Venezuela accounted for 90 percent of all players who suited up for major league clubs or domestic minor league affiliates in 2016. More than two-thirds of those players hail from the U.S. According to records kept by Baseball America, nearly 7,500 players from 38 different birth countries participated in affiliated U.S. baseball last year. Our head count does not include…

The Golden Age of Jewish Baseball – The Weekly Standard

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Editorial The ‘Car 54’ Model American Crime Story Articles Berkeley Goes Offline Which Side Is Gen. Mattis On? Repeal, Replace, Regret The New Assault on Privacy The Brothers Kim In Harm’s Way Features The Cultured Life

Fantasy Baseball: Drafting players with position flexibility gives you an edge – New York Daily News

Saturday, March 11, 2017

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2017 Fantasy Baseball ADP review: Daniel Murphy, Andrew Benintendi looking like Draft Day steals – CBSSports.com

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Most over-valued players There’s no better feeling in your Fantasy draft than making that pick that makes everyone else jealous. Sniping 11 other queues simultaneously leaves you the envy and villain of your league, which is the best place to be. It’s not just about finding the best player, but that guy everyone can acknowledge right away is a great value. That guy everyone knew they should have drafted two…

Ex-mayor, NBA star Kevin Johnson joining sports agency – NBA.com

Saturday, March 11, 2017

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Facebook to stream Major League Soccer games – USA TODAY

Friday, March 10, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Facebook signed a deal with Major League Soccer and Spanish-language broadcaster Univision to stream at least 22 matches in English during the 2017 MLS Season. USA TODAY Sporting Kansas City defender Graham Zusi (8) centers the ball as D.C. United forward Patrick Nyarko (12) looks on during the first half at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C., on Mar 4, 2017.(Photo: Brad Mills,…

NASCAR hauler parade greeted by rowdy fans on Las Vegas strip – FOXSports.com

Friday, March 10, 2017

There may be a raging – or at least budding – debate about NASCAR being a little too loud emerging these days. But along a rowdy, packed Las Vegas strip on Thursday night, NASCAR did not hold back during an impressive hauler parade that appeared to please a large throng of fans and other passers-by who enjoyed the pageantry of it all. Roughly 6 p.m. local time –…

Michael Waltrip: Why it’s time to address the noise issue in NASCAR – FOXSports.com

Friday, March 10, 2017

Excuse me, please.  While it’s quiet, I would like to have everyone’s attention.  There is a roaring debate going on about noise and NASCAR. And since this has been my home for the past 30 years, it matters to me when fans are getting their information from the ill-informed. Earlier this week, someone leaked a story to the Sports Business Journal that NASCAR wants to make the cars quiet. That…

Ryan Dempster Returns From Retirement to Pitch for Canada – New York Times

Friday, March 10, 2017

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