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Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson is NASCAR’s hottest (and fastest) driver; here’s why – Sacramento Bee

Friday, June 23, 2017

One NASCAR driver is as hot as the weather. Considering how this epic heatwave could melt asphalt, Kyle Larson must be sizzling. Fresh off a repeat victory at Michigan International Speedway, the young NASCAR sensation returns to his home state on a roll. Heading into Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, Larson has two Monster Energy Cup victories this season plus six runner-up finishes (including the All-Star race). Atop…

Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson is NASCAR’s hottest (and fastest) driver; here’s why – Sacramento Bee

Friday, June 23, 2017

One NASCAR driver is as hot as the weather. Considering how this epic heatwave could melt asphalt, Kyle Larson must be sizzling. Fresh off a repeat victory at Michigan International Speedway, the young NASCAR sensation returns to his home state on a roll. Heading into Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, Larson has two Monster Energy Cup victories this season plus six runner-up finishes (including the All-Star race). Atop…

NASCAR’s burning questions – Too many debris cautions? Should … – ESPN

Friday, June 23, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Our experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in motorsports as the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series gears up for Sonoma Raceway: Turn 1: Aric Almirola says he’ll return to the track as soon as late July. Should he be in a rush to get back in the car? Ricky Craven, ESPN NASCAR analyst: Almirola should return when he’s medically…

Cycling to work could make your day less stressful – Medical News Today

Friday, June 23, 2017

Researchers say that cycling to work could help to alleviate stress. Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the main sources of stress in the United States is work. But according to new research, there may be a simple way to alleviate workplace stress: cycling. Researchers from Concordia University in Canada found that individuals who cycled to work reported feeling less stressed, compared with people who traveled to work by car. …

Is NASCAR erring on side of caution with too many debris cautions? – ESPN

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Our experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in motorsports as the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series gears up for Sonoma Raceway: Turn 1: Aric Almirola says he’ll return to the track as soon as late July. Should he be in a rush to get back in the car? Ricky Craven, ESPN NASCAR analyst: Almirola should return when he’s medically…

From shocks to stock cars, NASCAR Next product Ty Majeski ready for Iowa debut – Nascar

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Photo credit: Sean Busher RELATED: Complete entry list for Iowa | Full schedule for Iowa Ty Majeski spends his days working in the Roush Fenway Racing shop, but come this weekend he will have a NASCAR XFINITY Series start to his name. Majeski makes his national series debut in the American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen (8:30 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Iowa Speedway on Saturday…

Is TfL’s new cycling plan revolutionary or a waste of time? – The Guardian (blog)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Mike Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, once said “in God we trust; everyone else bring data”. London has moved towards the mantra of one man who transformed a city for cycling by using a major data analysis to show where cycling routes could be built to get the greatest number of people on to two wheels. Transport for London (TfL) has taken census data, cycle counts, surveys and…

Soccer’s Confounding Calculation: What’s a Player Worth? – New York Times

Thursday, June 22, 2017

After all, as Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte said last year, this is soccer’s “crazy” age. “Prices are too high in general; the market is crazy,” he said. “When you try to buy a player, the cost is very expensive. It is not the real valuation of the player. It is a very strange situation.” Events so far this summer — before the window has even opened — have only compounded…

Rural South Korean County Prepares For Role As 2018 Winter Olympics Host – NPR

Thursday, June 22, 2017

An undated aerial photo of the Olympic venues in PyeongChang, South Korea. Courtesy of PyeongChang Organizing Committee hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of PyeongChang Organizing Committee An undated aerial photo of the Olympic venues in PyeongChang, South Korea. Courtesy of PyeongChang Organizing Committee Jeon Chung-won tends sheep on the hilly farm where he was born in PyeongChang, a rural county a few hours’ drive east of South Korea’s capital Seoul….

Russell Westbrook rocks old-school NASCAR shirt on Instagram – FOXSports.com

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Maybe it was simply a fashion statement, or maybe Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is secretly a big fan of NASCAR. Either way, he posted a picture on Instagram on Wednesday wearing a 1993 Winston Cup Series t-shirt and pajama pants. It’s quite an interesting fashion statement by Westbrook, who has made a name for himself by wearing absurd outfits to post-game interviews and public appearances. The shirt says…

TfL cycling data analysis: revolutionary or displacement activity? – The Guardian (blog)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Mike Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, once said “in God we trust; everyone else bring data”. London has moved towards the mantra of one man who transformed a city for cycling by using a major data analysis to show where cycling routes could be built to get the greatest number of people on to two wheels. Transport for London (TfL) has taken census data, cycle counts, surveys and…

Intel is bringing drones and VR to the Olympics – CNET

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says drones will play a vital role showing action at the Olympics.  Intel/IOC The Olympic Games don’t just attract the world’s best athletes, they’re also a platform for emerging technologies like virtual reality, 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence and drones.  Tech giant Intel said Wednesday it’s now an official worldwide partner of the games through 2024. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and International Olympics Committee President Thomas Bach signed…

Russell Westbrook rocks old-school NASCAR shirt on Instagram … – FOXSports.com

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Maybe it was simply a fashion statement, or maybe Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is secretly a big fan of NASCAR. Either way, he posted a picture on Instagram on Wednesday wearing a 1993 Winston Cup Series t-shirt and pajama pants. It’s quite an interesting fashion statement by Westbrook, who has made a name for himself by wearing absurd outfits to post-game interviews and public appearances. The shirt says…

Intel signs Olympics sponsorship deal through 2024 – Reuters

Thursday, June 22, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO Intel Corp (INTC.O) said on Wednesday it would become a major sponsor of the International Olympic Committee, making the chipmaker the latest technology company to put marketing dollars behind the global sporting event. The new deal, which goes until 2024, comes a week after longtime Olympics sponsor McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) bowed out of its sponsorship deal three years early, citing a change in the company’s priorities as it…

NASCAR stars support Iowa Speedway for Monster Energy Cup event – DesMoinesRegister.com

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Buy Photo Ricky Stenhouse Jr. celebrates in victory row with his crew after winning the 2011 Iowa John Deere Dealers 250 at Iowa Speedway in Newton.(Photo: Register photo)Buy Photo Whenever Ricky Stenhouse Jr. gets asked what tracks he’d like to see NASCAR add to its Monster Energy Cup schedule, he always brings up Iowa Speedway. Stenhouse would not only like to see Newton track get on the schedule, but also land one…

Intel and the IOC ink 7-year Olympics tech deal for VR, drones and more – TechCrunch

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Intel has been targeting the sports industry as part of its bigger push into emerging technologies (and finding customers for the resulting new services), and today the company announced its latest play in that area. Intel has signed a wide-ranging deal with the International Olympic Committee to develop technology solutions for the Olympic Games, including developing applications and platforms for VR (including the first live broadcast in VR of Olympics events),…

North Korea could co-host the 2018 Winter Olympics, according to Seoul – Washington Post

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tens of thousands of North Koreans gather in 2013 at a rally in Pyongyang in support of a call from leader Kim Jong Un to carry out construction projects with what he dubbed “Masikryong Speed.” The catchphrase was named after Masik Pass in eastern North Korea, where soldiers were helping to build a ski resort as part of a push for more sporting facilities. (Jon Chol Jin/AP) In just a couple…

NASCAR stars support Iowa Speedway for Sprint Cup event – DesMoinesRegister.com

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Buy Photo Ricky Stenhouse Jr. celebrates in victory row with his crew after winning the 2011 Iowa John Deere Dealers 250 at Iowa Speedway in Newton.(Photo: Register photo)Buy Photo Whenever Ricky Stenhouse Jr. gets asked what tracks he’d like to see NASCAR add to its Sprint Cup schedule, he always brings up Iowa Speedway. Stenhouse would not only like to see Newton track get on the Sprint Cup schedule, but also…

Intel signs Olympics sponsorship deal – Reuters

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO Intel Corp (INTC.O) said on Wednesday that it would become a major sponsor of the International Olympic Committee, making the chipmaker the latest technology company to put marketing dollars behind the global sporting event. The new deal, which goes until 2024, comes a week after longtime Olympics sponsor McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) bowed out of its sponsorship deal early, citing a change in the company’s priorities as it tries…

Mexico Urges Soccer Fans to Stop Homophobic Chant – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s football federation (FMF) has appealed to its fans at the Confederations Cup in Russia to stop a long-used chant which soccer’s governing body FIFA says is homophobic. FIFA said on Tuesday it had warned the FMF about the misconduct of a “small group of Mexican fans in relation to insulting and discriminatory chants” during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Portugal. Mexico fans have long shouted an insult…