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DraftKings Rankings: Richmond – Nascar

Friday, April 28, 2017

16. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. ($7,000) – This is a new Stenhouse. With limited practice time and a beat-up race car, Stenhouse continued his excellence at Bristol. It’s not just Bristol, the Roush Fords are for real this year. (4.5 fppk) 17. Clint Bowyer ($8,500) – He’s a short track guy. Bowyer probably won’t earn fast lap or laps led points, but that’s not a deal breaker. At his price, a top-10 finishing…

ESPN just gutted its hockey coverage in the middle of the Stanley Cup playoffs – Chicago Tribune

Friday, April 28, 2017

Sports teams mutate over a decade, and so the Capitals and Penguins – teams that take the ice Thursday night – will bear almost no resemblance to the ones that played here in 2009. That was the first time the Caps advanced to the second-round in the Rock the Red era, and it was the start of hockey taking center stage in D.C. sports – or as close to center…

Yorkshire spawns cycling revolution and an unlikely 85-year-old star – CNN

Friday, April 28, 2017

(CNN)An 85-year-old is the unlikely star of Britain’s cycling revolution. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘sports/2017/04/26/tour-of-yorkshire-cycling-explainer-uci-europe-tour-england-orig.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_9’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170421081436-tour-de-yorkshire-street-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170421081436-tour-de-yorkshire-street-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170421081436-tour-de-yorkshire-street-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170421081436-tour-de-yorkshire-street-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170421081436-tour-de-yorkshire-street-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170421081436-tour-de-yorkshire-street-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170421081436-tour-de-yorkshire-street-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === false) {autoStartVideo = false;if (autoStartVideo === true) {if (turnOnFlashMessaging === true) {autoStartVideo = false;containerEl = jQuery(document.getElementById(configObj.markupId));CNN.VideoPlayer.showFlashSlate(containerEl);} else {CNN.autoPlayVideoExist…

NASCAR stars are no longer driving into their 50s – USA TODAY

Thursday, April 27, 2017

FILE – In this March 2, 2014, file photo, Tony Stewart waves to the crowd during driver introductions prior to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race in Avondale, Ariz. First went Jeff Gordon. Then Tony Stewart. Now Dale Earnhardt Jr. is packing his bags to leave NASCAR. All have their own reasons, but the nation’s most popular auto racing series is a victim of its own popularity. (AP Photo/Ross…

Cybernetics, Cesarean Sections and Soccer’s Most Magnificent Mind – New York Times

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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No. 78 crew chief fined for lug nut issue post-Bristol – Nascar

Thursday, April 27, 2017

NASCAR issued penalties to two national series teams following the races at Bristol Motor Speedway: The No. 78 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team of Furniture Row Racing and the No. 22 NASCAR XFINITY Series team of Team Penske.  Martin Truex Jr. drove the No. 78 Toyota to an eighth-place finish at Bristol, but NASCAR officials found one of the car’s 20 lug nuts was improperly installed in a post-race…

Cybernetics, Cesarean Sections and Soccer’s Most Magnificent Mind – New York Times

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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NASCAR will celebrate All-Star weekend with Charlotte party, Maren Morris – Charlotte Observer

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

For the first time, NASCAR is hosting in Charlotte its annual party celebrating the completion of the first half of the season. Also for the first time, the party will be open to fans. And as part of the event, Maren Morris, of country music’s biggest stars, will headline a performance at the Fillmore. The NASCAR Silver Bullet Bash on May 18 will kick off the All-Star weekend at Charlotte…

Cybernetics, Cesarean Sections and Soccer’s Most Magnificent Mind – New York Times

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Without Dale Earnhardt Jr., Nascar Faces an Uncertain Future – New York Times

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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The government just announced a gamechanger for cycling in England – The Guardian (blog)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Unless you’re an avid transport campaigner, it’s likely that among the rush of government announcements made last week, you will have missed one very important one: the publication of the cycling and walking investment strategy (CWIS), The government’s intention to launch a CWIS was first announced in January 2015. It took more than two years, but we now have the first legislation of its kind in England to bind the…

West Ham, Newcastle at Center of U.K. Soccer Tax-Fraud Probe – Bloomberg

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Two U.K. soccer teams found themselves in the middle of the sport’s latest scandal after authorities conducted sweeping raids and made arrests over suspected tax fraud. The offices of West Ham United and Newcastle United were targeted, according to the BBC and other U.K. media. One of the men arrested was Lee Charnley, Newcastle’s managing director, the BBC said. U.K. tax authorities have targeted teams, sending Glasgow’s Rangers into bankruptcy in…

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s retirement is right for him, not for NASCAR – Washington Post

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Regardless of the playing field, regardless of the stature of the champion, it is the last act of a career in professional sports that is most difficult to master. How does an athlete know when to quit? How does he recognize that dreaded sweet spot, just before the joy is lost and before time and age, in their inexorable way, start chipping away at a legacy? With Tuesday’s announcement that…

What Happens When Soccer Bans Heading? – The Ringer – The Ringer (blog)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

It’s morning on a soccer field, somewhere in America. Two teams of 10-year-olds play a typical youth match, a constantly moving mass of arms and legs. There’s passing and shooting, goals and saves. It looks like soccer, except for one thing: There’s no heading. When the ball flies up into the air, the children control it with their chests, thighs, or feet, or they let it hit the ground. They…

NASCAR Heat Mobile game released April 24 by 704Games … – Nascar

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Digital games publisher and developer 704Games has announced the worldwide release of NASCAR Heat Mobile, the first authentic NASCAR racing game on mobile to feature 40 stock cars racing simultaneously. NASCAR Heat Mobile is available globally today on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, as well as Google Play for Android devices.   704Games tapped veteran developer Firebrand Games, creators of NASCAR Unleashed, to build this…

Earnhardt Jr. to retire following 2017 season – Nascar

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

RELATED: Reactions | Relive every Dale Jr. win | Top quotes from day CONCORD, N.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced his retirement from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after the 2017 season on Tuesday, saying that he wanted to leave stock-car racing competition on his own terms. But his words also struck a tone of optimism, that his involvement with the sport would remain strong. The emotional, engaging hourlong press…

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after 2017 NASCAR season – Washington Post

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is hanging things up after 2017. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday morning that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire from NASCAR Cup Series racing at the end of the 2017 season. The son of legendary driver Dale Earnhardt Sr. has 26 victories at NASCAR’s top level since 2000, his first full-time year in the Cup Series, but never was able to take home the season…

What Happens When Soccer Bans Heading? – The Ringer (blog)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

It’s morning on a soccer field, somewhere in America. Two teams of 10-year-olds play a typical youth match, a constantly moving mass of arms and legs. There’s passing and shooting, goals and saves. It looks like soccer, except for one thing: There’s no heading. When the ball flies up into the air, the children control it with their chests, thighs, or feet, or they let it hit the ground. They…

Record motorcycle attempt canceled due to injury – Nascar

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The planned Guinness World Record attempt for the longest motorcycle jump May 7 at Talladega Superspeedway is canceled due to Monster Energy sponsored athlete Alex Harvill sustaining an foot injury during a practice jump, Monster Energy and Talladega officials announced Tuesday morning. Details about a future jump will follow.    Harvill was to attempt a world record for the longest ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jump before the start of the GEICO 500…

NASCAR — Daniel Hemric takes next step to the front – ESPN.com – ESPN

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

4:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment BRISTOL, Tenn. — Daniel Hemric didn’t just earn his first top-5 of the season when he finished fifth Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway, the seventh race of the season. The Richard Childress Racing rookie also took home the extra $100,000 awarded as part of the Dash 4 Cash program, the best finisher among the four drivers who are eligible…