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NASCAR at Indy, Logano concern, title picks in this week’s Turn 4 – ESPN

Friday, July 21, 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 heads to Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Turn 1: Is it panic time for Joey Logano? Does he make the playoffs? Ricky Craven, ESPN NASCAR analyst: It’s not panic time, but it could be real soon if an unexpected driver wins or Logano and his…

Mexican women’s soccer league restricts rosters to native-born players only – ESPN

Friday, July 21, 2017

Liga MX Femenil, the inaugural women’s soccer league in Mexico, is restricting rosters to Mexico-born natives only, which keeps some members of its national team from competing. It was a phone call that threw former Mexico youth international Jazmin Aguas’ fledgling career into limbo. Aguas was in the Chivas club house in Guadalajara, where the 24-year-old from Escondido, California, had been working hard for four months to prepare for the…

Fans provide glimpse of pro soccer potential in Detroit – The Detroit News

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Soccer fans excited about Comerica match but want more – The Detroit News

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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NASCAR Truck Series at Eldora results: Matt Crafton wins Dirt Derby – SB Nation

Thursday, July 20, 2017

At times it resembled amateur night at a demolition derby, not the showcase race for the Camping World Truck Series. Instead of exciting dirt-track action, caution after caution slowed the first stage, making it seem as if the winner Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway would be whichever driver could best avoid the carnage. But when the dust settled and the checkered flag waved, the only dirt track to host a…

Alex Bowman to follow Dale Jr. in No. 88 in 2018 – Nascar

Thursday, July 20, 2017

RELATED: Dale Jr. to retire from full-time racing Hendrick Motorsports officials announced Thursday that Alex Bowman will replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the organization’s No. 88 Chevrolet for the 2018 season, with sponsorship from Nationwide and Axalta. Bowman, 24, drove 10 races with the team in 2016 while Earnhardt was recovering from a concussion that caused him to miss the final 18 races of the season. Nationwide, which became a…

Why Kyle Busch’s winless streak is one of most perplexing in modern NASCAR history – Charlotte Observer

Thursday, July 20, 2017

When Kyle Busch rolls into Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race, he will surely think back fondly on his visits to Victory Lane at the Brickyard. And he might start to wonder when he’ll be back in the winner’s circle, not just there but anywhere. Since the Chase era began in 2004, nobody has led as many laps as Kyle Busch has this year (953) in one…

Fans provide glimpse of what soccer in Detroit could be – The Detroit News

Thursday, July 20, 2017

AS Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini and Paris St. Germain’s Dani Alves (32) battle for a loose ball during the first half. The teams played in the International Champions Cup at Comerica Park.(Photo: Daniel Mears / Detroit News) Detroit — On a hot, sultry afternoon, a boy wore a Barcelona Neymar jersey accompanied by his parents riding the People Mover to Comerica Park ahead of the International Champions Cup match between soccer…

US soccer beats El Salvador, advances to Gold Cup semifinals – Washington Post

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Omar Gonzalez celebrates his 41st-minute goal against El Salvador at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA — Several familiar faces rejoined the U.S. men’s national team lineup Wednesday, a fresh injection of experience and resolve for the final, week-long sprint toward the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer title. With a mix of newcomers and holdovers, the Americans needed almost one half to find their bearings before striking twice…

Why Kyle Busch’s winless streak is one of most perplexing in modern NASCAR history – Charlotte Observer

Thursday, July 20, 2017

When Kyle Busch rolls into Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race, he will surely think back fondly on his visits to Victory Lane at the Brickyard. And he might start to wonder when he’ll be back in the winner’s circle, not just there but anywhere. Since the Chase era began in 2004, nobody has led as many laps as Kyle Busch has this year (953) in one…

The Greatest NASCAR Race Of The Year Is Tonight On Eldora’s Dirt And Here’s How To Watch – Jalopnik

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Photo credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images NASCAR usually runs on relatively tidy paved ovals, but not tonight. It’s time for the Race I Will Always Call The Mudsummer Classic To Annoy Baseball Hosers where the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series runs on Eldora Speedway’s dirt oval. It’s a whole race of NAS-trucks sideways on dirt, and it is wonderful. There’s a certain spectacle when it comes to loud V8 trucks throwing…

Why Kyle Busch’s winless streak is one of most perplexing in modern NASCAR history – Charlotte Observer

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

When Kyle Busch rolls into Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race, he will surely think back fondly on his visits to Victory Lane at the Brickyard. And he might start to wonder when he’ll be back in the winner’s circle, not just there but anywhere. Since the Chase era began in 2004, nobody has led as many laps as Kyle Busch has this year (953) in one…

The Greatest NASCAR Race Of The Year Is Tonight On Eldora’s Dirt And Here’s How To Watch – Jalopnik

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Photo credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images NASCAR usually runs on relatively tidy paved ovals, but not tonight. It’s time for the Race I Will Always Call The Mudsummer Classic To Annoy Baseball Hosers where the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series runs on Eldora Speedway’s dirt oval. It’s a whole race of NAS-trucks sideways on dirt, and it is wonderful. There’s a certain spectacle when it comes to loud V8 trucks throwing…

NASCAR and Fanatics still searching for proper fit with fans – Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

When Dale Earnhardt Jr. dropped the news that souvenir trailers would be back at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May, it was just the first look at how the at-track merchandise landscape was changing. Earnhardt sells more hats and T-shirts than any other driver in the garage. So it was only appropriate for him to herald the return of the haulers. To his credit, Earnhardt clearly understands the pulse…

Watch a drone get taken out by a soccer fan’s toilet roll – CNET

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

 Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Seconds before disaster. PhuKenh/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET They tell me drone warfare is the next big thing. But if it’s this easy to take one out, modern warfare will have its elements of comedy. Here we are at a third-division playoff game on Sunday between Gimansia de Mendoza and Mitre in Argentina. A drone…

A former ski jumper who only took up cycling in 2012 won Stage 17 of the Tour de France – Washington Post

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

LottoNL-Jumbo’s Primoz Roglic of Slovenia left the competition in the dust. (Benoit Tessier/Reuters) Before Wednesday, Primoz Roglic wasn’t a name many cycling fans recognized. But after the Slovenian brilliantly rode his way to his first victory in Stage 17 of the Tour de France, Roglic’s name is one fans won’t soon forget. Clocking in at 5:07:41 after riding 183 kilometers through the Alps from La Mure, France, to Serre-Chevalier, Roglic left riders Chris…

British Cycling president urges members to vote in reforms to avoid losing £43m funding – BBC Sport

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Team GB won a combined 33 medals across the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Cycling “could be lost to an entire generation” if £43m of public funding is withdrawn, says British Cycling president Bob Howden. The organisation’s National Council will vote on new reforms at Saturday’s extraordinary general meeting. The reforms are needed to meet a new code of conduct for sport governing bodies – and those which fail to…

Nos. 19, 41 Monster Energy Series teams issued post-New Hampshire penalties – Nascar

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

RELATED: Race results | Series standings The No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing team and the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series were assessed penalties for lug nuts not properly installed in last weekend’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The violations were discovered during post-race inspection. Per the infraction under Sections 10.9.10.4 of the NASCAR Rule Book, Scott Graves, crew chief of the No….

BBC pay report: full details of the best paid sport stars’ salaries – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sport accounted for 12 of the 96 best paid BBC stars, with viewers reacting with particular shock at how several male presenters were so much better remunerated than their highest-paid female colleagues. Although Gary Lineker’s place near the top of the list on a salary of between £1.75 million and £1.8 million was expected, the huge gap to some of his most accomplished female colleagues was striking. Lineker is on…

Olympic Swimming Sensation Amanda Beard Preaches the Gospel of Childhood Swim Education – PEOPLE.com

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Attention parents looking for a way to jumpstart your kids’ emotional, intellectual and physical growth: Olympic gold medal-winning swimming sensation Amanda Beard has a message for you. “Get them in the water and teach them to swim,” says Beard, whose recently-opened Beard Swim Co., a swim school in Gig Harbor, Washington, has just become the first such facility recognized by the International Swimming Hall of Fame. “The scientific research over…