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Welcome to the World of Professional Drone Racing – Slate Magazine

Monday, October 19, 2015

Maker Faire’s most likely candidate for fame was Loo, a young and photogenic product design engineer with a lifelong obsession with remote control vehicles and an intensive practice regimen. At the races, Loo steered his self-made “Green Meanie” bird to victory, wiping the floor with his opponents and occasionally throwing in a showy flip or turn for the spectators, who’d cheer or gasp at the right intervals. While the audiences…

GoPro Nabs Sports Exec Bill McCullough From HBO (Exclusive) – Variety

Monday, October 19, 2015

GoPro is continuing its investment into content production with the hire of Bill McCullough, who previously worked as vice president of creative development and operations for HBO Sports. McCullough is starting Monday as the executive producer for GoPro’s team sports and motor sports channels, which the company distributes across a number of platforms, including YouTube and Facebook — and with 11 Emmy Awards on his shelf, he’s also poised to raise…

Sports traditions create dangerous expectations – NYU Washington Square News

Monday, October 19, 2015

Emily Fong, Staff WriterOctober 19, 2015 New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada fractured his leg last week during a playoff game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The second baseman for the Dodgers, Chase Utley, caused the injury by sliding hard into Tejada to break up the play. As Tejada lay on the field, waiting to be carted off the basepath, a chorus of disgruntled pundits and commentators jumped in. While…

Questions in Baseball Over Unintended Consequence of Instant Replay – New York Times

Monday, October 19, 2015

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A Math Professor’s Imperfect Baseball Predictions Bode Well for the Mets – New York Times

Monday, October 19, 2015

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With a Victory Over Ireland, Argentina Confirms It Belongs Among a Sport’s Elite – New York Times

Monday, October 19, 2015

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Gossip column: Muller, Falcao, Hazard, Pedro, Ayew – BBC Sport

Monday, October 19, 2015

For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez wants to sign Chelsea forward Eden Hazard next summer, before the 24-year-old’s value rises even further. (Fichajes.net via Metro)  Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants Sevilla’s 26-year-old winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, according to Shakhtar Donetsk manager Mircea Lucescu. (Sky Sports)  Chelsea forward…

Sport Domain Academy hearing reaches public comment – NorthJersey.com

Monday, October 19, 2015

While the public was invited to speak about a company’s desire to move its sports training academy to Cedar Grove, the session abruptly ended after the first comment. Attorney Guido Weber, representing his parents who reside on Anderson Parkway near the proposed location of the Sport Domain Academy, does not believe an open air soccer field is supposed to be erected in the area. According to Weber, the second principle…

Joey Logano stretches driver code for victory – ESPN

Monday, October 19, 2015

0 Shares Print KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Joey Logano finally gave NASCAR the Chase for the Sprint Cup moment it wanted. NASCAR Chairman Brian France has called NASCAR “a contact sport,” and this time, for the first time since France’s brainchild of an elimination-style Chase turned into reality last year, NASCAR had a crash among the leaders that determined the victor. While drivers scuffling on pit road or tackling one…

Injured Greek Soccer Player Gets Headbutted And Dropped By Incompetent Medic – Deadspin

Monday, October 19, 2015

Last night in the Greek second division, AEL Larissa beat Ergotelis 2-1 on two late goals. Both goals came after this medic here delivered some staggeringly poor medical attention to an injured Leonardo Koutris. Before you even get to the highlight reel headbutt or unceremonious, potato sack-style drop at the end, you have a circus of errors. First, he just sort of tosses him onto the stretcher. Then, he yips…

NASCAR: Joey Logano spins out Matt Kenseth late, wins at Kansas Speedway – Charlotte Observer

Monday, October 19, 2015

Joey Logano arrived at Kansas Speedway as the most relaxed driver in the garage still alive in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. As the race-winner last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Logano was the only driver locked into the next round when the green flag dropped Sunday for the Hollywood Casino 400. After spinning Matt Kenseth with five laps remaining, Logano remains the only driver able to relax…

A Math Professor’s Imperfect Baseball Predictions Bode Well for the Mets – New York Times

Monday, October 19, 2015

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FANTASY NASCAR PREVIEW: Hollywood Casino 400 Driver Picks – FOXSports.com

Sunday, October 18, 2015

This week we continue the Contender Round in the Chase for the Cup. For the 12 remaining drivers in the field the pressure increases as we travel to Kansas and take one more step in narrowing the field of championship contenders to eight. Since so many drivers ran into trouble at Charlotte this past week, this event will be like a reset and yet another opportunity to win and advance….

A Math Professor’s Imperfect Baseball Predictions Bode Well for the Mets – New York Times

Sunday, October 18, 2015

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An Exuberant Postseason May Help Rewrite Some of Baseball’s Unwritten Rules – New York Times

Sunday, October 18, 2015

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Baseball broadcasts batter the senses – Washington Post

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Bank of America asks, “What is your favorite baseball memory?” (A better question is, “What is your favorite banking memory?” That’s easy — walking into a B of A in which the teller-window line isn’t 15 deep.) Favorite baseball memory? Listening to games on a transistor radio. Because watching games now — and many this postseason have been terrific — is an unceasing babble-filled, graphics-filled, replay-filled, commercial-filled, stress-filled slog-and-a-half. (On…

How to play Canadian baseball – Royals Review

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Even though the country is our upstairs neighbor, Canada does a lot of things differently. They put their police on horseback, the queen on their money, and gravy on their fries. Their football fields are 10 yards longer, presumably because 100 is too round of a number. And to be honest, some of the things that Canada does differently aren’t too bad. But be prepared for some…

Football Bigger Than Baseball? Who Cares – Wall Street Journal

Sunday, October 18, 2015

ENLARGE Updated Oct. 18, 2015 5:44 p.m. ET It’s verging on late October, and you can count on three things happening in late October: 1. At least two people from work will start wearing tweed vests to the office and talk loudly about apple-picking adventures. 2. You will reach your limit on pumpkin spice everything. 3. Baseball fans will be deluged by the true but banal observation that the sport’s…

Alex Rodriguez to join Fox Sports as analyst for MLB playoffs, World Series – New York Daily News

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Mark Blinch The baseball season isn’t quite over for Alex Rodriguez, who’s joining Fox Sports for the remainder of the postseason. Alex Rodriguez is going to the World Series. The controversial Yankee will join Fox Sports’ postseason  baseball  studio team. He made the deal, which the Daily News first reported,   official  with an appearance Sunday on the network’s “Fox NFL Sunday” pregame show. …