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Scott Dixon wins fourth IndyCar championship in tiebreaker – USA TODAY

Monday, August 31, 2015

Scott Dixon receives the Astor Cup from team owner Chip Ganassi after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway. (Kelley L Cox, USA TODAY Sports) SONOMA, Calif. — Here’s a look at all the action and results from Sunday afternoon’s IndyCar race at Sonoma Raceway: THE CHAMPION: Scott Dixon took advantage of what turned out to be a monumental mistake by Juan Pablo Montoya, winning Sunday’s race at Sonoma Raceway…

Cookies on the BBC website – BBC Sport

Monday, August 31, 2015

The credits roll… and cue to black…  The 2015 World Championships come to an end, leaving us with fantastic memories. Usain Bolt overcame Justin Gatlin to prove he’s the best that’s ever been; Jessica Ennis-Hill proved she’s a super mum; Greg Rutherford proved he’s a worthy champion while Mo Farah proved he can make history again and again. There were superheros and bizarre moments, and super-human feats.  Thanks, as always, for joining…

Erik Jones wins Truck Series thriller at Canada – Nascar

Sunday, August 30, 2015

RELATED: Race results from Canada “You’re clear!” Those were the words that Erik Jones heard from his spotter, as the No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports truck pulled ahead of BK Racing‘s Alex Tagliani with two laps to go in Sunday’s Camping World Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The 19-year-old wheelman held on to take the checkered, his task becoming easier on the final lap when Tagliani began dropping in the field. As Tagliani fell back, ThorSport Racing’s…

Baseball Fan Falls to Death at Atlanta Braves Game – Voice of America

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ATLANTA— A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed the death hours after the man fell in the seventh inning. He was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital. Mary Beth Hauptle, an…

In Sharing Baseball’s Joys, Mourning Something Lost – New York Times

Sunday, August 30, 2015

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Cuban baseball player sleeps outside Dodger Stadium in hopes of making his … – KABC-TV

Sunday, August 30, 2015

It’s a lesson in sheer determination. A baseball player from Cuba has been sleeping on the sidewalk outside Dodger Stadium for 17 days, waiting and dreaming about one thing: baseball. Loah Linares wants to follow in the footsteps of other Major League Baseball players from Cuba and just wants a chance to show the Los Angeles Dodgers what he’s got. “If I didn’t know how great a baseball player I…

Daily Fantasy Baseball 2015: MLB DraftKings Strategy, Primer for August 30 – Bleacher Report

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Does anyone else feel like this was the fantasy football draft weekend of the summer? I’m in three leagues, and all three of my drafts were this weekend. What’s the deal? Football is still 11 days away. I don’t want to have to shift my focus from baseball to football yet. Hopefully you don’t either. Let’s jump right into today’s baseball primer.    Nathan Eovaldi ($7,400) at Braves …

Watch This Adorable Wiener Dog Run Wild at a Baseball Game – TIME

Sunday, August 30, 2015

One adorable Dachshund — better known as a wiener dog — won the hearts of minor league baseball fans on Saturday night when the canine escaped from its handlers and ran wild around the field. The wiener dog, whom owners eventually got ahold of, was just one of several wiener dogs on the field for a dog race hosted by the El Paso Chihuahuas (that’s the name of the baseball…

Bat Fetching Sports Dog Retires After 649 Consecutive Games – Deadspin

Sunday, August 30, 2015

All dogs are good dogs. This is objective fact and I will not hear any arguments against it. But some dogs, like Miss Babe Ruth of Greensboro, N.C., are better dogs. Since she was a nine-month-old puppy, the black labrador retriever has worked for the Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers, living up to her breed’s namesake and doing some retrieving. Starting on August 2, 2006, Babe has tirelessly retrieved both bats…

New sports complex to open in Lorain – WKYC-TV

Sunday, August 30, 2015

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Scottish Gossip: N’Sakala for Celtic, Warburton happy with McKay – BBC Sport

Sunday, August 30, 2015

FOOTBALL GOSSIP Celtic are targeting 25-year-old Anderlecht left-back Fabrice N’Sakala, who has a £1.5m price tag and who is under contract for three years at the Belgian club. (Sunday Express) Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is thought to be prepared to wait until January to try to sign Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk rather than go above his £10m limit to meet Celtic’s £13m asking price….

Gossip column: Coleman, De Gea, Berahino, Schweinsteiger, Song – BBC Sport

Sunday, August 30, 2015

For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. Bayern Munich have joined Paris St-Germain in trying to sign Everton defender Seamus Coleman, 26. (Daily Star Sunday)  Manchester United are refusing to lower their £30m valuation of Real Madrid target David De Gea. (Sunday Mirror)  But Real Madrid are putting the details in place…

Scottish Gossip: N’Sakala for Celtic, Warburton happy with McKay – BBC Sport

Sunday, August 30, 2015

FOOTBALL GOSSIP Celtic are targeting 25-year-old Anderlecht left-back Fabrice N’Sakala, who has a £1.5m price tag and who is under contract for three years at the Belgian club. (Sunday Express) Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is thought to be prepared to wait until January to try to sign Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk rather than go above his £10m limit to meet Celtic’s £13m asking price….

If LA bids for 2024 Olympics, will taxpayers be on the hook? – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, August 30, 2015

When Los Angeles City Council members vote on pursuing the 2024 Summer Olympics this week, they will be deferring an issue that will probably return to haunt them: Whether city taxpayers should be made liable for budget overruns on the event, which is expected to cost at least $5.8 billion. Boston’s bid for the Games collapsed in July after the city’s mayor balked at the fiscal guarantee, which the International…

Have the Olympics strayed too far from democratic principles? – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Can the Olympics and democracy co-exist? It’s a question being asked again this summer after Beijing won the bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Beyond the fact that the International Olympic Committee put the biggest event in winter sports in a smog-ridden megalopolis without any real snow, people are concerned about China’s demonstrated record of human rights violations during the last games it hosted, the 2008 Summer Olympics. But…

Tottenham soccer star Harry Kane says he’d like to play in the NFL – NBCSports.com

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Getty Images Harry Kane, a star for the English soccer team Tottenham Hotspur, says he’d like to give kicking an American football a try some day. “It depends on how my football career goes but, when I am finished, I would love to go the NFL and be a kicker. Even if I got to play just one game it is something I would like to do. It’s a long…

Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Turner field during baseball game – KABC-TV

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed the death hours after the fall in the seventh inning. Hampton said the man was in his early 60s and was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital. There was…

In Sharing Baseball’s Joys, Mourning Something Lost – New York Times

Sunday, August 30, 2015

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Sports equipment drive honors theater shooting victim – 9NEWS.com

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A local charity drive continues to honor one of the 12 victims of the Aurora theater shooting. 9NEWS at 5 p.m. 08/29/15.