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Kurt Busch debuts NASCAR’s new digital dashboard at Darlington – FOXSports.com

Friday, September 04, 2015

NASCAR is debuting its all-new digital dashboard this weekend at Darlington Raceway on the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet of Kurt Busch. Each Sprint Cup Series team had the option to run the new dash, but Busch was the only to take the opportunity.  Stewart-Haas Racing vice president of competition Greg Zipadelli told FOXSports.com the No. 41 team used the digital dashboard during the June 9-10 tire test at Darlington…

The Atlanta Braves: baseball’s crappiest team – NBCSports.com

Friday, September 04, 2015

In some ways the Braves self-immolation in the second half has been a blessing. I’ve gotten more reading done lately. Last night I went out for drinks and dinner with my girlfriend. When got home and looked at the box scores I no longer had that “ugh, I wonder how bad they lost tonight” feeling as it has since been replaced by the dead assumption that they lost by a dozen…

Daily Fantasy Baseball 2015: MLB DraftKings Late-Season Pickups for September 4 – Bleacher Report

Friday, September 04, 2015

Even if you have been playing daily fantasy baseball all season long, there are still new players who can surprise you with big-time efforts. This is especially true in September with young studs getting their first glimpses of the majors. Here is a look at the top options for September 4 with players who might have been a bit off the radar to this point.   Luis Severino, SP, New…

Sarah Hudek adjusts to BPCC baseball team – Shreveport Times

Friday, September 04, 2015

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Richmond’s love affair with baseball – BurlingtonFreePress.com

Friday, September 04, 2015

Members of the Richmond Town Baseball Team circa 1927. See more team photos inside.(Photo: Courtesy Richmond Historical Society) Sports can bring a community together. For many decades the people of Richmond shared baseball. Organized baseball in Richmond dates back to the late 1800s. From around 1900 through the 1960s a small ball park just north of the downtown business area served as the town’s home field. There the town men’s…

Inside Baseball: Managerial heat in NL East, especially in Washington – CBSSports.com

Friday, September 04, 2015

There may be more than a division title at stake as Terry Collins of the Mets and Matt Williams of the Nationals battle it out in the NL East with a month to go. Two managerial jobs could possibly hang in the balance in a potential playoffs-or-bust game for both men. And, considering the current standings and trends, it’s pretty clear whose job appears more tenuous. To say Williams is…

Greg Stremlaw, former CEO of Curling Canada, appointed CBC’s head of sports – CBC.ca

Friday, September 04, 2015

Greg Stremlaw, the former CEO of Curling Canada, has been named the new head of CBC Sports. Stremlaw’s priority will be to lead CBC Sports’ strategy, placing emphasis on multi-platform sports journalism, amateur sports and a collaborative partnership approach to marquee events. “It is a privilege and an honour to be joining such a world-class team and an organization synonymous with broadcasting excellence,” said Stremlaw. “I am very proud to be a…

Italian GP: Drivers told to keep worries over Pirelli tyres private – BBC Sport

Friday, September 04, 2015

By Andrew Benson Chief F1 writer at Monza Leading Formula 1 drivers have been asked to stop criticising tyre supplier Pirelli, at a meeting with the sport’s boss Bernie Ecclestone. Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel were told not to…

NASCAR restores a beloved Labor Day weekend tradition – Fortune

Friday, September 04, 2015

NASCAR is moving its Southern 500 race back to Labor Day weekend, USA Today reports. The first Southern 500 took place on Labor Day in 1950 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. It turned into a beloved tradition, until NASCAR moved the date back in 2003. For the past 12 years, the race has been continuously moving around the calendar, with dates ranging from April to November. This year’s Southern…

Man arrested after gunfire at Newberg soccer match – kgw.com

Friday, September 04, 2015

Man arrested after shots fired at Newberg High soccer match

Should cycling emulate football and develop a ‘season-long narrative’? – The Guardian

Friday, September 04, 2015

Cycling is living in interesting times. Once the pariah of world sport, the spotlight has finally shifted elsewhere thanks to the ongoing doping crisis in athletics. Stories of corruption outlined in the CIRC report look like small potatoes alongside the antics of Fifa. Bucking the trend of falling participation in sport as a whole and the woeful failure of the London Olympic legacy, cycling has seen the inexorable rise of…

Coach’s firing over girls soccer hazing outrages parents, players – NJ.com

Friday, September 04, 2015

Two Mountain Lakes varsity girls soccer players–juniors Sydnie Savarese (left) and Elizabeth Olshanski (right)–have started a petition to show their support of Coach Kevin Vrabel who was fired Thursday.Justin Zaremba | NJ Advance Media MOUNTAIN LAKES — Nine days after reports surfaced about hazing by varsity girls soccer players during a borough-wide scavenger hunt, the team’s head coach has been fired. But Kevin Vrabel, known to his players as “Coach…

Why Welington Castillo nearly quit baseball at age 16 – FOXSports.com

Friday, September 04, 2015

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo is blossoming in his sixth season in MLB, but the fan favorite nearly made a decision to drop his dream of becoming a professional baseball player as a teenager. In a profile piece on Castillo, the Arizona Republic reveals that the 28-year-old Dominican only played shortstop as a kid, but was told by major-league scouts at 15 years old that he would need to catch…

Curt Schilling Removed From ESPN’s Baseball Coverage For Rest Of Season – NESN.com

Friday, September 04, 2015

Curt Schilling Removed From ESPN’s Baseball Coverage For Rest Of Season Curt Schilling won’t appear on ESPN any time soon. The network announced it has removed the former major league pitcher from its MLB coverage for the rest of season as a result of his tweet comparing the percentage of Muslims who are extremists to the percentage of Germans in 1940 who were Nazis. “At all times during the course of their engagement…

Richmond’s love affair with baseball – BurlingtonFreePress.com

Friday, September 04, 2015

Members of the Richmond Town Baseball Team circa 1927. See more team photos inside.(Photo: Courtesy Richmond Historical Society) Sports can bring a community together. For many decades the people of Richmond shared baseball. Organized baseball in Richmond dates back to the late 1800s. From around 1900 through the 1960s a small ball park just north of the downtown business area served as the town’s home field. There the town men’s…

Baseball’s next generation of managers – FOXSports.com

Friday, September 04, 2015

There is also the dynamic of understanding today’s player. Things change generation to generation and what may have worked 15-20 years ago does not necessarily work today. Because of this, managers, like executives, are trending younger. Teams have not been afraid to stray from the old mentality of managerial field experience as a pre-requisite to a big-league job. Mike Matheny, Robin Ventura, Walt Weiss, Craig Counsell and Brad Ausmus are…

Gossip column: De Gea, Martial, Mangala, Austin, Kaboul – BBC Sport

Friday, September 04, 2015

For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, will be given a new start by manager Louis van Gaal, even if he fails to sign a new deal. (Mirror)  Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says the Red Devils “lacked experience” in their handling of De Gea’s failed transfer to…

Ducks Plan New Sports Science Center Named For Mariota – GoDucks.com

Friday, September 04, 2015

By Rob Moseley Editor, GoDucks.comRendering courtesy of SRG Partnership The latest cutting edge facility enhancement for Oregon athletics is designed to improve performance for all UO student-athletes, while honoring the legacy of their most distinguished recent colleague. On Thursday, the university’s Board of Trustees was presented with documentation of the proposed Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Complex. The enhancement to 29,000 square feet of the Casanova Center’s first floor…

Sports Talk Sunday to air September 13 – WGRZ-TV

Friday, September 04, 2015

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Sports Illustrated picks Ravens to win Super Bowl 50 – Baltimore Sun

Friday, September 04, 2015

Hop on the hype train, Baltimore. lRelated Ravens Insider 5 things to watch in the Ravens’ preseason finale vs. the Atlanta Falcons See all related At a time when locals seem to be most concerned with the health of first-round pick Breshad Perriman and generally blasé about the preseason in general, the Ravens have the distinct honor of being Sports Illustrated’s pick to win Super Bowl 50. The pick comes…