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The west-coast swing wasn’t kind to some of NASCAR’s biggest names – ESPN

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

1:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — #NASCARGoesHome With NASCAR’s three-race trek to the west coast over, NASCAR Cup drivers — not to mention the teams — will enjoy a relatively short trip next weekend to Martinsville Speedway, which is only an hour or two from most of the race shops. There are plenty of drivers who will say “Good riddance” to the…

How a Team in Seattle, of All Places, Changed Hockey Forever – New York Times

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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US Senate weighs in on women’s hockey boycott – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Just days before the women’s world championships, a group of U.S. senators has written a letter urging USA Hockey to reach a settlement with top American players who have vowed to boycott the tournament. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.–Mass.) and more than a dozen of her colleagues raised concerns on Monday about whether the women’s team is receiving “appropriate compensation.” “These elite athletes indeed deserve fairness and respect, and we hope…

Brighton’s Shannon McCarthy lands with pro soccer team in Japan – Detroit Free Press

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Shannon McCarthy, a Brighton native and 2015 Miami (Fla.) graduate, signed a professional contract with FC Kibi International University Charme in Takahashi City, Japan.(Photo: JC Ridley, Miami Athletics) Miami (Fla.) coach Mary-Frances Monroe considers Shannon McCarthy to be the hardest working women’s soccer play she has ever coached. In late February, McCarthy, a Brighton native and 2015 Hurricanes graduate, signed a professional contract with FC Kibi International University Charme in Takahashi…

US men’s hockey players may boycott world championships in solidarity with women’s team – Chicago Tribune

Monday, March 27, 2017

The U.S. women’s national team, which is planning to boycott the women’s ice hockey world championships that begin Thursday in Plymouth, Michigan, over a wage dispute with USA Hockey, received messages of support in recent days from the NHL Players’ Association, as well as the unions that represent NBA, NFL and MLB players. On Sunday, Octagon agent Allan Walsh, whose clients include Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, tweeted that the U.S….

The west-coast swing wasn’t kind to some of NASCAR’s biggest names – ESPN

Monday, March 27, 2017

1:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — #NASCARGoesHome With NASCAR’s three-race trek to the west coast over, NASCAR Cup drivers — not to mention the teams — will enjoy a relatively short trip next weekend to Martinsville Speedway, which is only an hour or two from most of the race shops. There are plenty of drivers who will say “Good riddance” to the…

Brighton’s Shannon McCarthy lands with pro soccer team in Japan – Detroit Free Press

Monday, March 27, 2017

Shannon McCarthy, a Brighton native and 2015 Miami (Fla.) graduate, signed a professional contract with FC Kibi International University Charme in Takahashi City, Japan.(Photo: JC Ridley, Miami Athletics) Miami (Fla.) coach Mary-Frances Monroe considers Shannon McCarthy to be the hardest working women’s soccer play she has ever coached. In late February, McCarthy, a Brighton native and 2015 Hurricanes graduate, signed a professional contract with FC Kibi International University Charme in Takahashi…

US men’s hockey players may boycott world championships in solidarity with women’s team – Chicago Tribune

Monday, March 27, 2017

The U.S. women’s national team, which is planning to boycott the women’s ice hockey world championships that begin Thursday in Plymouth, Michigan, over a wage dispute with USA Hockey, received messages of support in recent days from the NHL Players’ Association, as well as the unions that represent NBA, NFL and MLB players. On Sunday, Octagon agent Allan Walsh, whose clients include Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, tweeted that the U.S….

NASCAR Bypassed The Most Obvious Fix To Its Latest Problem – Jalopnik

Monday, March 27, 2017

Be still my heart. This is the Kroger 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway, a track close Indianapolis Motor Speedway, back when the Xfinity Series was known as the Nationwide Series. That series raced here instead of at the big track. Photo credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images If there’s one thing we know about modern NASCAR, it’s that the sanctioning body often takes the most complicated route in order to solve a…

US men’s hockey team will stand with women in World Championship boycott, per report – SB Nation

Monday, March 27, 2017

USA Hockey might have another problem on its hands. Reports circulated on Sunday that the U.S. men’s national team could boycott the World Championships to show support for the women’s team. Octagon Hockey agent, Allan Walsh, first tweeted the news just two days after the NHL Players Association released a statement supporting the women. Word circulating among NHL players that American players will refuse to play in men’s World Championships…

Kyle Larson gets first NASCAR Cup win of season at Auto Club 400 in Fontana – Los Angeles Times

Monday, March 27, 2017

Kyle Larson won the Auto Club 400 in overtime Sunday to give him a sweep for the NASCAR weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. The 24-year-old Californian also won Saturday’s race in NASCAR’s second-tier Xfinity Series. Sunday’s two-lap overtime finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was set up when Ricky Stenhouse spun out with only four laps left in the 200-lap race, the latest in a…

Arnold Schwarzenegger schools internet troll for mocking Special Olympics – Chicago Tribune

Monday, March 27, 2017

Arnold Schwarzenegger turned an offensive comment about the Special Olympics that someone left on his Facebook page into a “teachable moment” this week. The comment came in response to a video the former bodybuilding champion posted Thursday to his page congratulating the winners of the Special Olympics World Games held earlier this week in Austria, where Schwarzenegger is from. Schwarzenegger appears in the video message that also features the text,…

Where’s the line you can’t cross in NASCAR? – ESPN

Monday, March 27, 2017

Mar 25, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — Austin Dillon tried to joke a little about what he would do if he found himself feeling the anger he felt last Saturday. What he won’t do is drive into another car under caution, as he did in squeezing Cole Custer into the wall at fairly slow speed a week ago at Phoenix Raceway. NASCAR technically…

Hamilton makes NASCAR history as first black race director – WTAE Pittsburgh

Sunday, March 26, 2017

FONTANA, Calif. — Jusan Hamilton grew up working on cars in his grandfather’s garage, and he has been in love with motorsports ever since. He dreamed of driving all the way from upstate New York’s dirt tracks to the bright lights of NASCAR. When it didn’t work out behind the wheel, he poured himself into a career behind the scenes of racing. Hamilton hit a milestone Saturday when he debuted…

USA Hockey continues attempt to find potential replacement players – ESPN

Sunday, March 26, 2017

With a game against rival Canada in the International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship less than a week away, USA Hockey has widened its net in an attempt to identify potential replacement players for the boycotting senior national team. The sides remain in a dispute over inequitable treatment and fair wages, with the women vowing not to play until it is settled. USA Hockey has now reached out to…

Where’s the line you can’t cross in NASCAR? – ESPN

Sunday, March 26, 2017

11:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — Austin Dillon tried to joke a little about what he would do if he found himself feeling the anger he felt last Saturday. What he won’t do is drive into another car under caution, as he did in squeezing Cole Custer into the wall at fairly slow speed a week ago at Phoenix Raceway. NASCAR technically…

NASCAR’s biggest stars struggling to stay out of trouble at Auto Club – FOXSports.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The list of names is as staggering as all the things they’ve accomplished in racing: Jimmie Johnson, seven-time champion in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Kyle Busch, the 2015 series champion. Kevin Harvick, the 2014 series champ. Brad Keselowski, winner of the 2012 title. Daytona 500 winner and 2004 champion Kurt Busch. Current points leader Kyle Larson. Rising star Chase Elliott. And that’s only a partial…

Trinity Loses 4-1 To Norwich For Division III Hockey Title – Hartford Courant

Sunday, March 26, 2017

This was not a perfect season for Trinity, certainly not one that followed the path its coach assumed it would. There were multiple concerns that by mid-January needed to be addressed. Luckily for the Bantams, there was time to save things. And that’s precisely what they did over the last two months when everything was slowly put back on its track. And thanks to an 11-game winning streak that righted…

Where’s the line you can’t cross in NASCAR? – ESPN

Saturday, March 25, 2017

11:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — Austin Dillon tried to joke a little about what he would do if he found himself feeling the anger he felt last Saturday. What he won’t do is drive into another car under caution, as he did in squeezing Cole Custer into the wall at fairly slow speed a week ago at Phoenix Raceway. NASCAR technically…