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In NASCAR, It’ll Cost $25,000 If The Faux Camera Setup In Your Car … – Jalopnik

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Sometimes, the lesser known racing rules are some of the best. Everyone knows drivers can’t pass for position below the yellow line at Daytona and Talladega in a NASCAR race, but you can bet most people don’t know it’s a $25,000 fine if a “simulated weight” to replace an in-car television camera isn’t heavy enough. The rule is almost funny to think about at…

As dangerous as football? Girls’ soccer confronts concussion issue … – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Thursday, November 02, 2017

McKenzie Gregoire suffered so many concussions playing soccer, doctors made her quit. She spent her senior season as Shakopee’s team manager. Sara Johnson’s first soccer concussion came in eighth grade. Four years later, she suffered another one playing for Fridley, forcing her out of the game she loves. Haley Ramberg blacked out from a soccer concussion two years ago for Blaine. She missed one month of school as her head…

Cycling, Celebrating and Enjoying the City — All in a Driver’s Sights – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

“He loved reading, he loved exercising on a bike, he loved his job,” Mr. Drake said. “He loved his life.” Photo Ann-Laure Decadt Mr. Drake said his son graduated from Rutgers University, and later became a member of the school board in the town where he lived, New Milford, eventually serving as vice president. He was studying for another Master’s degree, his father said. Every night, he returned home to…

Selena Gomez Cheers Justin Bieber on at Hockey Game — and Leaves Wearing His Jersey – PEOPLE.com

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Justin Bieber had a special fan cheering him on at his hockey game Wednesday night: ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. The former flames — who dated on-and-off from 2011 to 2015 – have been fueling relationship reconciliation rumors while spending time together in the wake of Gomez’s split from The Weeknd. On Wednesday, they were photographed side by side leaving the Los Angeles Valley Ice Center in Ventura, California. Gomez, 25, arrived at the game dressed in an…

2028 Olympics Organizers Applying Financial Lessons From LA Games – Voice of America

Thursday, November 02, 2017

LOS ANGELES —  As it begins preparations to stage the 2028 Olympic Games, the U.S. city of Los Angeles hopes to avoid the high costs that have hurt other host cities in recent years. In some cases, financial worries prompted other cities to drop their bids to host the Games. Organizers in Los Angeles, though, are applying lessons in efficiency and frugality from two earlier times the city staged the…

When Astros Needed to Improvise, Charlie Morton Was Ready – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

“I’m way better than the way I’m pitching right now,” Giles said after Game 2 at Dodger Stadium, when he blew a lead in the 10th inning of an eventual 7-6 victory. “I’m not pitching to my expectations and I’m beating myself up about it.” The cracks had started showing in the American League Championship Series, at Yankee Stadium, when Giles — who had 34 saves in 38 chances in…

Red Sox hire La Russa to support baseball operations – FOXSports.com

Thursday, November 02, 2017

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox have hired Tony La Russa to serve as a vice president and special assistant on its baseball operations staff. The Red Sox announced the hiring Thursday. In his new role, he’ll work under Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski in all areas of baseball operations, including player development and consultation with the major and minor league staffs. La Russa served the past…

Baseball Announces 2018 Schedule – Seminoles.com

Thursday, November 02, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State announced its 2018 baseball schedule Wednesday, a slate that includes 37 home games at Dick Howser Stadium and 21 games against teams that participated in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. “This will be an exciting year against another tough slate of opponents,” head coach Mike Martin said. “We think our fans will enjoy the teams coming to Tallahassee, but our road schedule is a challenge as well….

They’re Going To Demolish This Gorgeous Baseball Stadium – Deadspin

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo: Matt Rourke/Associated Press Christine Whitman was governor of New Jersey, and she knew just what could fix the ailing city of Camden: A baseball stadium. It was December 14, 1999. The Delaware River Port Authority would vote the next day on whether to authorize the construction of a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium would be just to the south of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Directly to…

Cuban baseball player smugglers face sentencing in Miami – ABC News

Thursday, November 02, 2017

A sports agent and a baseball trainer are facing prison time at a sentencing hearing in Miami after their convictions for illegally smuggling Cuban players into the U.S. Court documents show prosecutors will ask a judge Thursday to exceed the nine-year maximum sentences recommended by federal guidelines for agent Bartolo Hernandez and trainer Julio Estrada. Attorneys for both men are seeking more lenient prison terms. Hernandez and Estrada were convicted…

The Best Tweets About Sports Illustrated’s Prophetic 2014 Astros Cover – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Did you hear? In 2014, Sports Illustrated predicted that the Astros would win the World Series in 2017. Did you hear? In 2014, Sports Illustrated predicted that the Astros would win the World Series in 2017. And it happened.  Here’s the backstory: The Astros were not a good baseball team in 2014. In fact, they were pretty bad, finishing the year 70–92, which actually followed three seasons of winning less than 60 games. But…

Joe Buck and John Smoltz Spearheaded Fox’s Excellent World Series Broadcast – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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Thursday’s Hot Clicks: Jess Strother; Kate Upton and Justin Verlander Enjoy Some World Series PDA – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

In Thursday’s Hot Clicks, we look at every angle of the Astros World Series victory. Plus a feature on the lovely Jess Strother. World Series Round-Up Houston, we have a title. It only took 55 years but the Astros are champions. Some items of interest: Yuli Gurriel tipped his hat to Yu Darvish during his first at-bat … ​Here’s a look at the game’s final out … Carlos Beltran cried…

That Astros Prediction? SI Did It Before… Kind of – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Did you know SI made another prescient prediction in 2011? By now you’ve heard about the 2014 Sports Illustrated cover that presaged the Astros’ 2017 World Series victory. But did know SI already correctly predicted a future World Series win? In the March 21, 2011 issue of SI, Joe Posnanski wrote an unusual season preview for the Kansas City Royals, written in the past tense from a future where the Royals are no longer a…

‘Not fit for purpose’: MPs hear claims of cheating in Paralympic sport – The Guardian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Athletes, coaches, parents and officials have shed new light on the depth of their concerns about cheating in Paralympic sport in written submissions to a parliamentary inquiry. After the digital culture media and sport committee heard oral evidence outlining concerns from senior figures such as Lady Tanni Grey-Thompson, an 11-time Paralympic champion, the wide-ranging evidence from those involved with the sport and governing bodies provided more detail on the troubling…

A laptop makes a great gift, but you need to keep these things mind – Windows Central

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Should you give a laptop as a gift? What is there to know first? Here’s the bottom line: laptops can make great gifts, no matter the occasion or time of year. However, there are some things you must keep in mind to ensure that the laptop is actually well received, and that the person isn’t let down by the specs, build, or display. You might have the word “ungrateful” in…

Coupon Deals: 2017 15" MacBook Pros as low as $2149 ($250-$300 off); OWC 13 Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock for $279 … – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Exclusive deals are rolling in this week with bonus coupon savings on Apple’s current 15-inch MacBook Pro. Pick up the standard model for $2,149 ($250 off) or save $300 on the upgraded Radeon 560 config with a 2.9GHz processor and 512GB of storage. The popular OWC 13 Port Thunderbolt 3 dock is also $20 off with no sales tax outside NY and NJ. Readers this week can save hundreds on…

Dell’s 2017 Black Friday deals include $130 Inspiron laptop doorbuster – ZDNet

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Dell kicks off the Black Friday ad reveal process for tech retailers. As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Dell has been the first tech retailer to have its Black Friday plans disclosed over the last couple of years — and this year is no different. The PC giant has “leaked” its deals for the Thanksgiving weekend shopping period, including a 14-inch laptop for a budget price as a turkey…

The Finance 202: Playbook to kill tax overhaul already written before bill’s debut – Washington Post

Thursday, November 02, 2017

THE TICKER President Donald Trump talks with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.). (AP /Evan Vucci) Want to keep smart and easy tabs on the tax reform debate in Washington? We have you covered here. Today’s note will self-destruct in roughly two hours. And then again — and likely again. That’s when House Republican leaders are expected — finally — to release the first draft of a tax code overhaul they’ve spent months developing…

Investigators probe New York attack suspect’s communications while Trump calls for death penalty – Washington Post

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Investigators continued Thursday to probe the 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant charged with the New York truck attack, poring over his communications to see if he had any help or guidance before carrying out his deadly rampage, while President Trump publicly weighed in on the federal prosecution of the suspect. New York police officials say the attacker appears to have radicalized himself online and that it does not appear anyone else was involved, though they said that…