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USA Hockey Names a New Executive Director – New York Times

Friday, April 28, 2017

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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

Thursday, April 27, 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…

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…

NASCAR penalty report: No. 78 crew chief fined 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

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Special Olympics coming to Siena – Albany Times Union

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Caption Close Albany Special Olympics athletes from around the state are preparing to go for the gold in June. This year marks the return of the Special Olympics New York State Summer Games to the Capital Region after nearly a decade. Neal Johnson, president and CEO of Special Olympics New York, announced last year that Siena College will host the games in 2017 and 2018. The event is a huge…

Who is NASCAR’s next transcendent driver? – SB Nation

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Before Dale Earnhardt Jr. began his current streak where’s he had a stranglehold on NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver award for 14 consecutive seasons, it was Bill Elliott whose name was seemingly permanently engraved on the trophy, taking the honor 16 times in an 18-year span. So with Earnhardt having announced his full-time retirement from the Monster Energy Cup Series on Tuesday, and with popular drivers Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, and…

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…

Who is NASCAR’s next transcendent driver? – SB Nation

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Before Dale Earnhardt Jr. began his current streak where’s he had a stranglehold on NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver award for 14 consecutive seasons, it was Bill Elliott whose name was seemingly permanently engraved on the trophy, taking the honor 16 times in an 18-year span. So with Earnhardt having announced his full-time retirement from the Monster Energy Cup Series on Tuesday, and with popular drivers Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, and…

NASCAR at Richmond: Vegas odds, key stats, sleepers, fantasy drivers to watch – Sporting News

Thursday, April 27, 2017

NASCAR heads to Richmond for its second short track in as many weeks as the sport comes to terms with the announcement its most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., is retiring at the end of the season.  Junior may be known for his restrictor-plate prowess but he’s had success at Richmond (three wins) and Phoenix (three wins), two tracks which are very similar in terms of setup and banking. Earnhardt is one of…

Danica Patrick unveils new paint scheme on ‘NASCAR Race Hub’ – FOXSports.com

Thursday, April 27, 2017

If you follow Danica Patrick on social media, you know how devoted she is to her dog, Dallas. Now, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver, in conjunction with sponsor Code 3 Associates, is doing something very special to raise awareness for cancer research in animals. Code 3, a anon-profit organization specializing in animal rescue and recovery in disaster areas, will feature the One Cure program led by the Colorado State University Flint…

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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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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What Happens When Soccer Bans Heading? – 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…

Chuck Wielgus, 67, Who Empowered US Swimming and Apologized in a Scandal, Dies – New York Times

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Earnhardt Jr. to retire following 2017 season – Nascar

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

RELATED: Community reacts | Relive every Dale Jr. win   Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire following the 2017 NASCAR season, Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday in a press release.   The 14-time Most Popular Driver has won 26 times in 603 starts over a career that began at age 24 in 1999. Among his accomplishments are two Daytona 500 crowns (2004, 2014) and two championships (1998, 1999) in what is now…

704Games releases NASCAR Heat Mobile – Nascar

Tuesday, April 25, 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…