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Atlanta’s Tata Martino: US Soccer must focus on player development – MLSsoccer.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Following Bruce Arena’s resignation as US men’s national team manager in the wake of the USMNT’s failure to qualify for the World Cup earlier this month, the rumor mill has churned out the names of several managers who might take over the position. One name that’s emerged repeatedly among the soccer punditocracy? Atlanta United manager Gerardo “Tata” Martino. He’s certainly got the resume to take charge of the USMNT. The…

Ryan Blaney secures top spot in final practice at Kansas – Nascar

Saturday, October 21, 2017

RELATED: Final practice results | Consecutive 10-lap averages | Full schedule for Kansas Ryan Blaney nestled the Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 Ford into the top spot in final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice Saturday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. Blaney logged a fast lap of 182.057 mph in the 50-minute session. It came one day after his speed in Coors Light Pole Qualifying was disallowed because of a technical infraction,…

The Charlotte ‘roval’ isn’t quite ready for NASCAR, but it’s getting there – ESPN

Saturday, October 21, 2017

10:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CONCORD, N.C. — Martin Truex Jr., who has been able to pass just about anything and everything this year, didn’t have an answer for how he will make a pass in the 2018 opening-round elimination race next season. That race will take place on the 2.42-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway “roval” — a road course that uses nearly all of…

The Charlotte ‘roval’ isn’t quite ready for NASCAR, but it’s getting there – ESPN

Saturday, October 21, 2017

10:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CONCORD, N.C. — Martin Truex Jr., who has been able to pass just about anything and everything this year, didn’t have an answer for how he will make a pass in the 2018 opening-round elimination race next season. That race will take place on the 2.42-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway “roval” — a road course that uses nearly all of…

The Charlotte ‘roval’ isn’t quite ready for NASCAR, but it’s getting there – ESPN

Saturday, October 21, 2017

10:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CONCORD, N.C. — Martin Truex Jr., who has been able to pass just about anything and everything this year, didn’t have an answer for how he will make a pass in the 2018 opening-round elimination race next season. That race will take place on the 2.42-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway “roval” — a road course that uses nearly all of…

British soccer fan throws punches during on-field brawl while holding a small child – Washington Post

Friday, October 20, 2017

Everton and Lyon, exchanging pleasantries. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson) Things got a little chippy during Thursday’s Europa League group-stage match between English club Everton and French side Lyon in Liverpool. In the 64th minute, Everton captain Ashley Williams appeared to shove Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes into the sideline advertisement boards as he retrieved the ball from the corner. The usual pushing and shoving commenced along the edge of the field, close…

NASCAR Can Start Touting Someone Other Than Dale Earnhardt Jr. Now – Forbes

Friday, October 20, 2017

Dale Earnhardt Jr., stands on the grid with his wife, Amy, prior to a NASCAR race at Brooklyn, Mich., on Aug. 13. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) Dale Earnhardt Jr. (who else?) made the biggest news in NASCAR this week when he said he and his wife, Amy, are expecting their first child, a daughter. This caused the crew at the “Glass Case of Emotion” racing podcast to playfully suggest…

South Korea to stress safety of Pyeongchang Olympics to diplomats, companies – Reuters

Friday, October 20, 2017

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s foreign ministry stressed the Pyeongchang Olympics will be safe from North Korean provocations in a briefing to diplomats and executives at foreign companies in the country on Friday, as concerns persist over tensions with the North. Officials and executives from around 120 embassies and companies in South Korea were hosted by the ministry to explain the government’s efforts for a safe Olympic Games scheduled for…

British Cycling allows resignation of doctor at centre of Jiffy bag … – The Guardian

Friday, October 20, 2017

The doctor at the centre of the Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins Jiffy bag scandal has resigned from his position at British Cycling with the chief executive, Julie Harrington, admitting she was concerned his failings could come back to haunt the organisation in the future. Doctor Richard Freeman, who worked for both Team Sky and British Cycling between 2009 and 2015, has walked away from his position without a pay-off….

Review: Life is Soccer, and Soccer is Life, in ‘/peh-LO-tah/’ – New York Times

Friday, October 20, 2017

Photo Marc Bamuthi Joseph, left, and Amara Tabor-Smith in “/peh-LO-tah/” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Credit Rebecca Greenfield A line in the dance-theater show “/peh-LO-tah/” hits a timely raw nerve: “The Defender explains why Americans suck at soccer.” When these words flash on the back wall of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater, they are a biting reminder that the U.S. recently failed to qualify for the next…

Review: Life is Soccer, and Soccer is Life, in ‘/peh-LO-tah/’ – New York Times

Friday, October 20, 2017

Photo Marc Bamuthi Joseph, left, and Amara Tabor-Smith in “/peh-LO-tah/” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Credit Rebecca Greenfield A line in the dance-theater show “/peh-LO-tah/” hits a timely raw nerve: “The Defender explains why Americans suck at soccer.” When these words flash on the back wall of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater, they are a biting reminder that the U.S. recently failed to qualify for the next…

Charlotte road course shaping up to be playoff wild card in 2018 – Nascar

Friday, October 20, 2017

CONCORD, N.C. – What will be the impact of next year’s Playoff race on the road course at Charlotte Motor Speedway? “I’m going to put this right there with Talladega,” Martin Truex Jr. said Wednesday during a break in testing at CMS. “I’m going to be hoping I win one of the first two (races) of that round.” Talladega, of course, is madness and mayhem. The Bank of America 500,…

British Cycling allows resignation of doctor at centre of Jiffy bag scandal – The Guardian

Friday, October 20, 2017

The doctor at the centre of the Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins Jiffy bag scandal has resigned from his position at British Cycling with the chief executive, Julie Harrington, admitting she was concerned his failings could come back to haunt the organisation in the future. Doctor Richard Freeman, who worked for both Team Sky and British Cycling between 2009 and 2015, has walked away from his position without a pay-off….

Italian soccer player banned five matches for urinating in direction of visiting fans – Washington Post

Thursday, October 19, 2017

An Italian soccer player is being punished this week for leaving a little too much on the field. Giovanni Liberti, who plays for the lower-tier squad Turris, has been ordered to sit out the next five matches after he “urinated in the direction of the away section, making obscene and vulgar gestures, while showing his genital organ,” Serie D’s disciplinary committee said in a statement on Wednesday. The incident occurred…

Review: Life is Soccer, and Soccer is Life, in ‘/peh-LO-tah/’ – New York Times

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Photo Marc Bamuthi Joseph, left, and Amara Tabor-Smith in “/peh-LO-tah/” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Credit Rebecca Greenfield A line in the dance-theater show “/peh-LO-tah/” hits a timely raw nerve: “The Defender explains why Americans suck at soccer.” When these words flash on the back wall of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater, they are a biting reminder that the U.S. recently failed to qualify for the next…

NASCAR Playoffs at Kansas preview: Standings, TV schedule, live stream, previous results – CBSSports.com

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads back to Kansas Speedway for the final playoff race in the Round of 12. When the checkered flag flies on Sunday, four drivers will be eliminated from championship contention. As it stands, two former champions — Matt Kenseth (2003) and Kyle Busch (2015) — are below the cutline. Kenseth began the round in 11th and has since moved up to 10th while Busch…

The 28-Point Plan for Fixing Men’s Soccer in America – Bleacher Report

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press After the United States men’s national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Bleacher Report surveyed American soccer experts to plot out a solution.  Here’s a truth: If the United States doesn’t score an unlucky own goal. Or give up a stupendous rip from distance. Or Clint Dempsey‘s late shot doesn’t ping off the post and instead equalizes against Trinidad and Tobago. Or…

The global rise — and tragic fall — of US men’s soccer – Washington Post

Thursday, October 19, 2017

United States’ Christian Pulisic, left, fights for control of the ball with Trinidad and Tobago’s Joevin Jones, right, during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match this month in Couva, Trinidad. (Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press) Afshin Molavi is co-director of the emerge85 Lab and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. You may have never heard of Paul Caligiuri — unless, of course,…

Olympics – Champions League winner Park to be first South Korean to carry Games flame – euronews

Thursday, October 19, 2017

ATHENS (Reuters) – Champions League winner Park Ji-sung will be the first South Korean to carry the flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics after the torch lighting ceremony in Olympia next week, the Greek Olympic committee said on Thursday. Park, 36, who won a string of titles with Manchester United and Eindhoven before retiring, will be the second torchbearer in Olympia, site of the ancient Greek Olympics, after Greece’s Nordic…

Eurosport Teams With Snap In Olympics Content Partnership – Mipcom – Deadline

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Discovery Communications’ Eurosport and Snap, Inc have entered a strategic advertising and content agreement that will bring Snapchat users coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. This is the first time that Snap has committed to a European, multi-language deal for the Olympics. The Olympics content will include behind-the-scenes action from events such as snowboarding, downhill and freestyle skiing and ice hockey — as well as from athletes…