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Gossip column: Pellegrini, Depay, De Bruyne, Clyne, Austin – BBC News

Thursday, May 14, 2015

For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. Manuel Pellegrini, 61, is likely to remain as Manchester City’s manager next season following an end-of-season review by the deposed Premier League champions’ hierarchy. (Guardian)  QPR top scorer Charlie Austin, 25, will not be sold cheaply following the west London club’s relegation, says director of football Les Ferdinand….

Field Of 64 Projections: Week 14 – D1 Baseball College Baseball News & Scores

Thursday, May 14, 2015

TCU righthander Preston Morrison. (TCU) ALSO SEE: Postseason Stock Report The weekly projections are decided through a committee-style meeting between national writers Kendall Rogers and Aaron Fitt, and Mark Etheridge. Last Five In:Southern Mississippi Auburn Indiana Missouri Georgia Tech First Five Out:South Florida Kentucky UNC Wilmington South Carolina Memphis

Washington D.C. sports had a real bad 15 minutes – SB Nation

Thursday, May 14, 2015

At one point in time, it looked like Wednesday was going to be a very good night for Washington D.C. sports fans. John Wall made his return for the Wizards and had Washington out to an early lead. The Capitals scored an early goal to take a 1-0 lead in Game 7 against the Rangers. Even late in the games, it looked like D.C. sports fans might end the…

Joel Ward Gets Hockey Better Than Lazy Sportswriters – Deadspin

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Alexander Ovechkin guaranteed that the Capitals will win tonight’s Game 7. What if the Rangers win? Or, more trickily, what if the Caps win and Ovechkin doesn’t appear on the scoresheet? How would that reflect upon Ovechkin, who (unfairly) has gained a reputation as a scorer who can’t score in the most critical of games? Alex Ovechkin: “We’re Going To Come Back And Win The Series” Alex Ovechkin: “We’re Going…

Analysis: Why NASCAR ruled fairly on Kyle Busch’s Chase eligibility – FOXSports.com

Thursday, May 14, 2015

NASCAR did two things right on Wednesday, when it ruled Kyle Busch would get a medical waiver and wouldn’t get a top-30 waiver. Those two decisions were fair to Busch and more importantly, fair to the other 42 drivers hoping to qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. To review: In order to make the Chase, a driver has to: 1. Win at least one race in the…

Korean Baseball Team’s Shift Is So Extreme That Umpire Won’t Allow It – Bleacher Report

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thanks to advanced scouting, baseball teams are implementing shifts more than ever. However, one Korean team took shifting to such an extreme Tuesday that the umpire wouldn’t allow it. During the ninth inning of their game against KT Wiz, the Kia Tigers put a fielder behind home plate. That’s in addition to the catcher. It’s a bold shift to try, but it also happens to be against the rules. Deadspin‘s Barry…

Continuing to turn heads, is young Erik Jones NASCAR’s next big thing? – FOXSports.com

Thursday, May 14, 2015

I know it’s easy to hang our hat on something new and exciting that comes along in our sport. I just have to say that I am as excited about this young Erik Jones as I have been in quite a while. This kid has burst on the NASCAR scene in like the last year and a half. For him to do what he did all weekend long in his…

UND HOCKEY: Zane McIntyre to turn pro – Grand Forks Herald

Thursday, May 14, 2015

McIntyre, a Boston Bruins draft pick, will soon start negotiations with the NHL club. His departure means UND will start next season with 43 minutes, 19 seconds of college experience in net, all by soon-to-be-sophomore Cam Johnson. No single goaltender is likely to fill all of McIntyre’s minutes (he played more than any goalie in the nation last season). It is more likely to be a balance of the three…

EMT Proposes at Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Game to Domestic Violence … – ABC News

Thursday, May 14, 2015

An emergency medical technician very publicly proposed marriage to the domestic violence survivor he once saved, at a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game this week. Cameron Hill and Melissa Dohme first met more than three years ago after Dohme’s former boyfriend, Robert Lee Burton Jr., 22, stabbed her 32 times and left her for dead. Burton is currently serving a life sentence in prison without parole after pleading guilty to…

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: May 13 – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

By Michael Salfino Yasmani Grandal of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who has been very hot lately, is our Wednesday daily fantasy play at catcher. Getty Images The Methodology: As hard as it is to project a player’s performance in any given season, projecting his performance on any single day is even more difficult. Daily fantasy baseball is all about trying to maximize each day’s matchups using historic batter vs. pitcher performance,…

‘Joe, You Coulda Made Us Proud:’ The Best Baseball Book You’ve Never Read – RollingStone.com

Thursday, May 14, 2015

In 1970, Houston Astros pitcher Jim Bouton published Ball Four, one of the most influential baseball books ever written. Breaking the clubhouse code of omertà by portraying ballplayers as skirt-chasing, hard-partying regular guys rather than paragons of virtuous American masculinity, Ball Four forever changed the way that the press covered professional sports; it also unleashed a wave of massively entertaining (and deeply off-color) player memoirs, including Sparky Lyle’s The Bronx…

College baseball: BYU hammers Utah, 16-6, to win season series – Salt Lake Tribune

Thursday, May 14, 2015

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NASCAR issues written warnings to teams of Dale… – NBCSports.com

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NASCAR announced Wednesday that Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s team and Joey Logano’s team were among five Sprint Cup teams that received written warnings for failing inspection last weekend at Kansas Speedway. NASCAR stated that the teams of Logano, Casey Mears and Paul Menard received written warnings for failing pre-qualifying inspection twice. NASCAR stated that the teams of Earnhardt and Cole Whitt received written warnings for failing pre-race inspection twice. The Sprint Cup…

Idiotic soccer fan who harassed reporter during telecast got fired from his job – USA TODAY

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

During a Toronto FC game last Sunday, a moronic soccer fan thought it would be really funny to shout a rude obscenity into a reporter’s microphone. Turns out, that fan has been fired. The exchange went viral mostly because the reporter fought back, questioning why he thought it was so funny to ruin her broadcast. Speaking to the Toronto Sun, City News reporter Shauna Hunt explained her reasoning: “This is something that…

Continuing to turn heads, is young Erik Jones NASCAR’s next big thing? – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I know it’s easy to hang our hat on something new and exciting that comes along in our sport. I just have to say that I am as excited about this young Erik Jones as I have been in quite a while. This kid has burst on the NASCAR scene in like the last year and a half. For him to do what he did all weekend long in his…

Analysis: Why NASCAR ruled fairly on Kyle Busch’s Chase eligibility – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NASCAR did two things right on Wednesday, when it ruled Kyle Busch would get a medical waiver and wouldn’t get a top-30 waiver. Those two decisions were fair to Busch and more importantly, fair to the other 42 drivers hoping to qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. To review: In order to make the Chase, a driver has to: 1. Win at least one race in the…

Rangers fans pay record prices for Game 7 hockey – CNBC

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tom Brady picked a superstar lawyer with a history of wins against the NFL. Can it help him beat the “Deflategate” rap?

Korean Baseball Team’s Shift Is So Extreme That Umpire Won’t Allow It – Bleacher Report

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Thanks to advanced scouting, baseball teams are implementing shifts more than ever. However, one Korean team took shifting to such an extreme Tuesday that the umpire wouldn’t allow it. During the ninth inning of their game against KT Wiz, the Kia Tigers put a fielder behind home plate. That’s in addition to the catcher. It’s a bold shift to try, but it also happens to be against the rules. Deadspin‘s Barry…

Ronda Rousey lands Sports Illustrated cover, labeled ‘World’s Most Dominant … – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

There have been plenty of titles used to describe Ronda Rousey, but few carry as much weight as this: World’s Most Dominant Athlete. The cover of the May 13 issue of Sports Illustrated features Rousey and her signature no-frills glare. Rousey was part of the S.I. swimsuit issue in late-2014; however, this honor highlights her accomplishments inside the cage. View photo . (Credit: Sports Illustrated) Rousey is the second MMA…

End of an NBA game: dullest 2 minutes in sports – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

It has been said the most exciting two minutes in sports is the Kentucky Derby. That is open to discussion. But there is no debate over the dullest two minutes in sports. It is the end of an NBA playoff game. (College basketball can be just as bad, but that season has ended for now, so we’ll leave that discussion for another time.) I’m not a millennial with an attention…