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USC baseball shifts Sunday start to accommodate basketball hoopla – The State

Saturday, March 25, 2017

South Carolina baseball has moved up the start time for its series finale against Alabama on Sunday to noon so that Gamecocks fans can attend the game, then watch the men’s basketball team in the Elite 8, the school announced Saturday afternoon. The game was originally scheduled for 1:30 p.m., but with Frank Martin’s squad set to face Florida at 2:20 p.m. with a spot in the Final Four on…

Saturday Sports: A Potential Women’s Hockey Boycott – NPR

Saturday, March 25, 2017

SCOTT SIMON, HOST: And it’s time for sports. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) SIMON: The women’s ice hockey world championship kicks off next week. The Czech Republic faces Switzerland on Friday. The U.S. women’s team are the reigning world champs. They won the last two tournaments, but they might boycott this year’s games. We’re joined now by Howard Bryant of ESPN and ESPN The Magazine. Howard, thanks for being with us. HOWARD…

Wisconsin in transition as successful seniors depart – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Zak Showalter and Ethan Happ walked quietly down the middle of the court, arm in arm, away from Florida’s celebration of a last-second victory. This NCAA Tournament loss is going to sting for a while for the Wisconsin Badgers. Decorated four-year careers for Showalter and his fellow seniors ended with an 84-83 loss in overtime to the Gators in the Sweet 16. Happ, a sophomore, will carry the memory with…

The Latest: Outside shooting boosts Gonzaga early – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 7:10 p.m. Xavier’s J.P. Macura gave the crowd at the West Regional final a collective gasp when his shot from three-quarters court banked in at the end of the first half of the Musketeers’ game against Gonzaga. Macura ran off the court in celebration but a replay review determined the shot got off just after the buzzer and the officials waved…

Thursday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

NCAA TOURNAMENT SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O’Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region. Xavier (30-13) stayed with the second-seeded Wildcats behind Bluiett’s 18 first-half points and tracked down the Wildcats after they tried to pull away in the second half. O’Mara scored on a power move inside, but missed a…

Watch: Frank Martin gives the best answer to a Sports Illustrated Kids reporter – Sports Illustrated

Saturday, March 25, 2017

South Carolina coach Frank Martin delivered the best answer to a question from a Sports Illustrated Kids reporter. Max Bonnsstetter asked “When you coach and teach your team defense, what’s more important technique or attitude?” Watch Martin’s response below: “First of all, a lot of respect to you. that’s a heck of a question,” Martin said. “I’ve been doing this a long time, and that’s the first…

Brennan Poole isn’t down with NASCAR’s fitness craze – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The new thing that’s getting all the social media attention in NASCAR right now is cycling and fitness. Jimmie Johnson leads the movement that gained media attention when he got Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. into spandex riding gear. From there, Dale Jr. got Alex Bowman fitted for a bike and the trend was off. In honor of the fitness movement in NASCAR, @TheBuzzer’s Daryl Motte wanted to see…

Where’s the line you can’t cross in NASCAR? – ESPN

Saturday, March 25, 2017

11:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — Austin Dillon tried to joke a little about what he would do if he found himself feeling the anger he felt last Saturday. What he won’t do is drive into another car under caution, as he did in squeezing Cole Custer into the wall at fairly slow speed a week ago at Phoenix Raceway. NASCAR technically…

NASCAR Xfinity at Fontana 2017: Start time, race and qualifying schedule – USA TODAY

Saturday, March 25, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share These drivers could break out as the Monster Energy NASCAR cup series moves on to the Auto Club Speedway at Fontana, Calif. USA TODAY Sports Austin Dillon celebrates after winning the 2016 Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway.(Photo: Will Lester, AP) It’s Xfinity Series race day at Auto Club Speedway, and we’ve got everything you need to know to get ready for Saturday’s Service…

Women’s hockey dispute drags on as Plymouth tourney nears – The Detroit News

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Team USA hockey goalie Alex Rigsby practices in Plymouth Township in December. The team did not take the ice for a training camp this week.(Photo: Carlos Osorio / AP) Plymouth — The USA women hockey players say they will not defend their World Championship, beginning March 31 at USA Hockey Arena, unless USA Hockey addresses their concerns about pay, benefits and training conditions. USA Hockey said Friday it has begun…

Voters could bring the MLS to St. Louis with soccer stadium vote – STLtoday.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

ST. LOUIS • Investors asking for $60 million in public money to help build a Major League Soccer stadium say they have broad regional support, but they’re only cautiously optimistic the vote will pass. That’s because when the money question gets settled at the ballot box April 4, only city voters get to make the decision. That has supporters expecting a close vote in what they…

Friday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

PENN STATE ABUSE SCANDAL HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was convicted of hushing up child sexual abuse allegations in 2001 against Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe Paterno. The jury found Spanier guilty of one misdemeanor count of child endangerment over his handling of a complaint…

Saturday Sports: A Potential Women’s Hockey Boycott – NPR

Saturday, March 25, 2017

SCOTT SIMON, HOST: And it’s time for sports. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) SIMON: The women’s ice hockey world championship kicks off next week. The Czech Republic faces Switzerland on Friday. The U.S. women’s team are the reigning world champs. They won the last two tournaments, but they might boycott this year’s games. We’re joined now by Howard Bryant of ESPN and ESPN The Magazine. Howard, thanks for being with us. HOWARD…

Buzzer beaters! Florida and Wisconsin trade last-second shots in wild Sweet 16 thriller – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The NCAA tournament had made it through almost three full rounds and 56 total games without a buzzer beater. Then, in a span of five minutes in the Florida-Wisconsin game, there were two. The madness had finally begun. In the Wisconsin-Florida Sweet 16 game, Florida’s Chris Chiozza drilled a full-speed, stop-on-a-dime 3-pointer as time expired in overtime to give his Gators a stunning 84-83 win. In case that wasn’t dramatic enough, the…

Danica Patrick says ‘give me my money back’ as NASCAR doesn’t fine Austin Dillon – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

One of the biggest stories last week at Phoenix Raceway was Austin Dillon and Cole Custer’s battle in the XFINITY Series. Dillon got spun by Custer late in the race and retaliated by forcing Custer into the wall. NASCAR announced that there wouldn’t be any penalties or fines for Dillon after the incident. Danica Patrick weighed in on the lack of a fine to Dillon during media availability on Friday…

Women’s Team’s Fight Sheds Light on USA Hockey Leadership – New York Times

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Memorable moments from Special Olympics World Games – ESPN

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Mar 24, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Nearly 2,700 athletes from 105 nations descended upon the Austrian cities of Schladming, Ramsau and Graz to compete in the Special Olympics World Winter Games, which concluded Friday. The athletes, including nearly 200 from the United States, competed in the sports of skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, figure skating, speed skating, floor hockey and floor ball. But they did more than…

Gary Bettman: Concessions needed for NHL to go to Olympics – ESPN

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The International Olympic Committee and hockey’s governing body will have to make concessions before the NHL sends the world’s best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next year, commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday. Big Question: Want to play in the Olympics? We asked the players if they wanted to take part in the Winter Games, and nothing rings hollow about…

That’s a hoot! Owl interrupts NASCAR practice – Nascar (blog)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

RELATED: Read more Inside Groove   NASCAR’s latest brush with wildlife stopped practice Friday at Auto Club Speedway as an owl decided to set up camp on the racing surface during opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice.   Practice was interrupted until safety workers were able to corral the bird, which initially took low-flying evasive action on the track apron. No word on whether NASCAR race official David Hoots…