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4 keys to success in NASCAR’s longest race – FOXSports.com

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Tonight’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (5:30 p.m. ET, FOX) caps off the greatest day of racing, following the Monaco Grand Prix in the morning and the Indianapolis 500 in the afternoon. For auto racing fans, this truly is a day like no other.  And for the racers, this is a special day, too. The Coca-Cola 600, first run as the World 600 in 1960, has long…

Controversial push for all girls hockey in BC ‘not a good idea’ says mom – Sportsnet.ca

Sunday, May 28, 2017

VANCOUVER — A push to grow girls hockey on Vancouver Island is being criticized by some parents, but one advocate says the controversial move is the only way to save the sport from attrition. The Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association has put forward a resolution that would require all girls play on a female-only team. Any girls who want to play on a co-ed team as well would be allowed…

After Rio Olympics, Gutted Venues, Broken Promises – NPR

Sunday, May 28, 2017

David Wallechinsky, president of the International Society of Olympic Historians, tells NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro that the Rio Olympics wasted money and were plagued by corruption.

NASCAR driver Reed Sorenson honors soldier whose story will never die – Charlotte Observer

Sunday, May 28, 2017

On Feb. 11, Christopher Barton’s memorial Facebook page was flooded with pictures of strawberry cupcakes with chocolate icing. A communal birthday present, if you will. They were always his favorite, simple and sweet. It’s a small way for his closest friends to remember the Harrisburg native, who died in Afghanistan on May 24, 2010. And in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, driver Reed Sorenson will remember Barton a…

NASCAR: Here’s how Ryan Blaney edged Kevin Harvick for his first win at Charlotte – Charlotte Observer

Sunday, May 28, 2017

In a restart-riddled race with 12 cautions and 12 lead changes, Ryan Blaney took advantage of a late restart to take the checkered flag in the Hisense 4K TV 300 for his first Xfinity Series win since 2015. The High Point native started in third but didn’t see clean air until lap 53, when he took the lead from fifth-place finisher Denny Hamlin. But Blaney finished with 107 laps led…

President Of Belarus Calls National Hockey Team "Absolutely Spineless" For Missing World Championship Playoffs – Deadspin

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Photo Credit: Dmitry Brushko/AP Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, wasn’t happy with the national hockey team’s performance in the recent world championships. He has no qualms about letting people know that. In a session specially held to discuss the development of ice hockey in the country—which is definitely not just because Lukashenko is personally a huge hockey fan, his press team specifically notes in the write-up on the presidential…

NASCAR at Charlotte 2017: Start Time, Ticket Info, Lineup, TV Schedule and More – Bleacher Report

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Jerry Markland/Getty Images After a brief hiatus, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns on Sunday for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The sport’s biggest names took the track May 20, though the leaderboard didn’t change as Clint Bowyer took a checkered flag in the Monster Energy Open and Kyle Busch did the same at the All-Star race in Charlotte, reeling in a $1 million prize in the process….

Texas loading up to poach two of NASCAR’s biggest events, including the All-Star Race – Charlotte Observer

Saturday, May 27, 2017

If NASCAR decides to move the annual All-Star Race from the Charlotte area, Texas Motor Speedway would get money to offer a hefty financial incentive under legislature passed Thursday night, the Associated Press and Austin-American Statesman reported. The bill would let the Fort Worth, Texas track use potentially tens of millions of dollars from the state’s Major Events Reimbursement Program to pursue the All-Star Race, now held at Charlotte Motor…

Lingering effects of Aric Almirola violent crash at Kansas Speedway … – ESPN

Saturday, May 27, 2017

3:09 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CONCORD, N.C. — Drivers certainly don’t like to see a back injury, but with the violent nature of the Aric Almirola crash two weeks ago that broke Almirola’s back, there is no groundswell for changes to the cars, nor to the safety systems. Bryan Clauson’s legacy, inspiration lives on through organ donations Bryan Clauson’s death after a race accident…

Texas loading up to poach two of NASCAR’s biggest events, including the All-Star Race – Charlotte Observer

Saturday, May 27, 2017

If NASCAR decides to move the annual All-Star Race from the Charlotte area, Texas Motor Speedway would get money to offer a hefty financial incentive under legislature passed Thursday night, the Associated Press and Austin-American Statesman reported. The bill would let the Fort Worth, Texas track use potentially tens of millions of dollars from the state’s Major Events Reimbursement Program to pursue the All-Star Race, now held at Charlotte Motor…

Aric Almirola’s violent crash has drivers on alert, but not surprised – ESPN

Saturday, May 27, 2017

3:09 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CONCORD, N.C. — Drivers certainly don’t like to see a back injury, but with the violent nature of the Aric Almirola crash two weeks ago that broke Almirola’s back, there is no groundswell for changes to the cars, nor to the safety systems. Bryan Clauson’s legacy, inspiration lives on through organ donations Bryan Clauson’s death after a race accident…

Texas loading up to poach two of NASCAR’s biggest events, including the All-Star Race – Charlotte Observer

Saturday, May 27, 2017

If NASCAR decides to move the annual All-Star Race from the Charlotte area, Texas Motor Speedway would get money to offer a hefty financial incentive under legislature passed Thursday night, the Associated Press and Austin-American Statesman reported. The bill would let the Fort Worth, Texas track use potentially tens of millions of dollars from the state’s Major Events Reimbursement Program to pursue the All-Star Race, now held at Charlotte Motor…

Aric Almirola’s violent crash has drivers on alert, but not surprised – ESPN

Saturday, May 27, 2017

3:09 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CONCORD, N.C. — Drivers certainly don’t like to see a back injury, but with the violent nature of the Aric Almirola crash two weeks ago that broke Almirola’s back, there is no groundswell for changes to the cars, nor to the safety systems. Bryan Clauson’s legacy, inspiration lives on through organ donations Bryan Clauson’s death after a race accident…

Ricky Carmichael enjoys mixing love of NASCAR and Monster Energy ambassador role – Nascar

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Ricky Carmichael may have traded in four wheels for two years ago, but his love of NASCAR remains. As a Monster Energy athlete and spokesperson, Carmichael attended the All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway last weekend. In its first season as the entitlement sponsor of the series, Monster Energy also had the naming rights to the All-Star Race. It was the first of several appearances for Carmichael this year. “I’m…

Gold Medals takes Em in thrilling tussle – Racing.com

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Gold Medals highlighted his remarkable durability and versatility with a victory in Saturday’s $125,000 The Australian Steeplechase (3400m) at Ladbrokes Park Sandown. Since winning on debut as a two-year-old over 1000m at Warrnambool and later being placed at Stakes level at Flemington over 1400m as a three-year-old, the now seven-year-old son of Elvstroem has always been a talented horse on the flat and this preparation has added a Terang Cup…

Executives look at Dayton for another soccer team – Dayton Daily News

Saturday, May 27, 2017

“We see a professional team in Dayton as an opportunity for players, coaches, referees and even companies to get involved,” Steven Short, USL Division III vice president, said. “And part of that is, we really see Division III as the league of opportunity — an opportunity for those (amateur) players to move to the next level.”

Texas loading up to poach two of NASCAR’s biggest races, including the All-Star Race – Charlotte Observer

Saturday, May 27, 2017

If NASCAR decides to move the annual All-Star Race from the Charlotte area, Texas Motor Speedway would get money to offer a hefty financial incentive under legislature passed Thursday night, the Associated Press and Austin-American Statesman reported. The bill would let the Fort Worth, Texas track use potentially tens of millions of dollars from the state’s Major Events Reimbursement Program to pursue the All-Star Race, now held at Charlotte Motor…

Exclusive: How Eddie Wood campaigned to get Robert Yates in the NASCAR Hall of Fame – FOXSports.com

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sometimes, a story just flat out needs to be told. This is one of those times. On Wednesday afternoon in Charlotte, more than 50 members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel gathered to select the five individuals who would be inducted into the hall’s Class of 2018. The panel members consist of everyone from NASCAR CEO Brian France to track operators, former racers, representatives of the three automakers…

Aric Almirola’s violent crash has drivers on alert, but not surprised – ESPN

Saturday, May 27, 2017

3:09 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CONCORD, N.C. — Drivers certainly don’t like to see a back injury, but with the violent nature of the Aric Almirola crash two weeks ago that broke Almirola’s back, there is no groundswell for changes to the cars, nor to the safety systems. Bryan Clauson’s legacy, inspiration lives on through organ donations Bryan Clauson’s death after a race accident…

Immigrant Families Find Soccer Shockingly Expensive To Play In The US – NPR

Friday, May 26, 2017

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Around the world, soccer is played by the rich and poor alike. It’s a cheap sport – no pads, no special equipment, you just need a ball. But in the United States, soccer has become the domain of the white suburban well-to-do. Just registering for a club team can run about $1,500 per year. Immigrant families who played soccer in their old countries can’t always pay. In…