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All Soccer In Uruguay Suspended After Refs Savagely Beaten During Youth Match – Deadspin

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

This past Saturday, towards the end of a U-19 match between Uruguayan clubs Platense and Basáñez, two referees were attacked by a group of around 20 spectators and players. In response to this act of violence and others like it, the Uruguayan soccer federation decided to suspend all play throughout the country. The video above shows some footage of the incident. According to Ovación, the referees who were beaten up…

Might Athlete Protests Reach Podiums at the Winter Olympics? – New York Times

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Last summer, at the Rio Games, the Ethiopian marathoner Feyisa Lilesa crossed his arms over his head at the finish line to protest Ethiopia’s treatment of his ethnic group, the Oromo people. He has been in exile since. “At the Olympic Games themselves, there is a prohibition on all forms of demonstration, political or otherwise,” said Scott Blackmun, chief executive of the United States Olympic Committee, referring to a rule…

Why NASCAR is a sports league still in Trump’s good graces – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Race cars are lined up before  the NASCAR Cup Series 300 auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., on Sept. 24. (Charles Krupa/AP) Kneeling in protest during the national anthem began with former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick in 2016, but the act has expanded beyond the football player, including rapidly catching on over the weekend. Athletes on football teams across the country knelt Sunday in protest after President Trump called…

Jason Kenny refreshed and targeting Tokyo Olympics after almost quitting – The Guardian

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The six-times Olympic champion Jason Kenny plans to race on to the Tokyo 2020 Games after previously contemplating retirement. The 29-year-old Bolton rider won three gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics to take his tally to six gold and one silver, level with the British record holder and former team-mate Sir Chris Hoy. Kenny married the four-times Olympic champion Laura Kenny, nee Trott, in September 2016 and the couple…

The London Olympics destroyed more jobs than it created – here’s my story – Metro

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

H. Forman & Son was one of the business forced to move (Picture: Lance Forman) When the Chief Whip comments that to make an omelette, you need to crack a few eggs, it’s not terribly heartening when you are the one about to be cracked and beaten.   Almost 14 years ago, having just spent two years building and relocating to a new smoked salmon factory, we were told by the…

Cycling’s Governing Body Is Not So Sure About Paying Women – Deadspin

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Today, the UCI announced that they’d be raising the minimum wages for some professional cyclists. The lowest paid male riders at the WorldTour and Pro Continental level will now make around €2,000 and €650 more per year respectively, with guaranteed salaries of €38,115 for WorldTour racers and €30,855 for Pro Continental racers. Neo-pros will make slightly less. That’s not much, but cycling’s had plenty of dire financial…

Why NASCAR is a sports league still in Trump’s good graces – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Race cars are lined up before  the NASCAR Cup Series 300 auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., on Sept. 24. (Charles Krupa/AP) Kneeling in protest during the national anthem began with former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick in 2016, but the act has expanded beyond the football player, including rapidly catching on over the weekend. Athletes on football teams across the country knelt Sunday in protest after President Trump called…

Trump ‘proud of NASCAR’ for protest-free New Hampshire race – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

President Donald Trump lauded NASCAR on Monday because no drivers, crew or team members protested during the national anthem before a weekend race at New Hampshire Motorspeedway. “So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans. They won’t put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag – they said it loud and clear!” Trump tweeted Monday. The comments came one day after dozens of NFL players took a knee…

Cycling’s Governing Body Is Not So Sure About Paying Women – Deadspin

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Today, the UCI announced that they’d be raising the minimum wages for some professional cyclists. The lowest paid male riders at the WorldTour and Pro Continental level will now make around €2,000 and €650 more per year respectively, with guaranteed salaries of €38,115 for WorldTour racers and €30,855 for Pro Continental racers. Neo-pros will make slightly less. That’s not much, but cycling’s had plenty of dire financial…

The London Olympics destroyed more jobs than it created – here’s my story – Metro

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

H. Forman & Son was one of the business forced to move (Picture: Lance Forman) When the Chief Whip comments that to make an omelette, you need to crack a few eggs, it’s not terribly heartening when you are the one about to be cracked and beaten.   Almost 14 years ago, having just spent two years building and relocating to a new smoked salmon factory, we were told by the…

Trump ‘proud of NASCAR’ for protest-free New Hampshire race – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

President Donald Trump lauded NASCAR on Monday because no drivers, crew or team members protested during the national anthem before a weekend race at New Hampshire Motorspeedway. “So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans. They won’t put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag – they said it loud and clear!” Trump tweeted Monday. The comments came one day after dozens of NFL players took a knee…

Cycling’s Governing Body Is Not So Sure About Paying Women – Deadspin

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Today, the UCI announced that they’d be raising the minimum wages for some professional cyclists. The lowest paid male riders at the WorldTour and Pro Continental level will now make around €2,000 and €650 more per year respectively, with guaranteed salaries of €38,115 for WorldTour racers and €30,855 for Pro Continental racers. Neo-pros will make slightly less. That’s not much, but cycling’s had plenty of dire financial…

Trump ‘proud of NASCAR’ for protest-free New Hampshire race – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

President Donald Trump lauded NASCAR on Monday because no drivers, crew or team members protested during the national anthem before a weekend race at New Hampshire Motorspeedway. “So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans. They won’t put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag – they said it loud and clear!” Trump tweeted Monday. The comments came one day after dozens of NFL players took a knee…

Trump’s NFL Critique a Calculated Attempt to Shore Up His Base – New York Times

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Mr. Trump is seldom at a loss for motives in picking a public fight, and conflict seems to soothe him in the way that it unnerves others. He loved getting a rise from the players and owners who linked arms in solidarity before Sunday’s slate of football games, aides and associates said. His satisfaction was blighted only by the disapproval expressed by his friend Robert Kraft, the owner of the…

History is made under the lights at Martinsville – Nascar

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — The oldest track in NASCAR history got a modern makeover for its 70th anniversary. On Sept. 23, for the first time ever, cars turned left under permanent LED lights at Martinsville Speedway in front of thousands who came out to be a part of history — including Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Denny Hamlin and Daniel Suarez, who enjoyed the late-model stock car action as fans….

Security Concerns Again Hang Over Winter Olympics – Forbes

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic medals during their unveiling at a ceremony in Seoul on Sept. 21. (Photo by JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images) North Korea ramped up its vitriol on Monday, undoubtedly increasing concerns by athletes who are preparing for what might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at next year’s 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The Games will not take place for another few months, scheduled for Feb. 9-25. However, concerning rhetoric continues…

Pay-For-Play Model Skews Racial Composition Of US Women’s Soccer Team – Forbes

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

President Barack Obama with the United States women’s national soccer team after it won the 2015 World Cup. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Flash back to July 5, 2015, for a moment. You may remember the Americans’ stirring performance during a 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women’s World Cup final in Vancouver. What you’re less likely to recall, however, is the racial and ethnic composition of that championship U.S….

NASCAR releases ambiguous statement addressing national anthem protests – Sporting News

Monday, September 25, 2017

While NFL players, coaches and owners largely banded together Sunday in support of peaceful protest during the national anthem, another weekend staple, NASCAR, took a much different approach. Two NASCAR team owners — Richard Childress and Richard Petty — warned employees that any anthem demonstration would result in discipline, while NASCAR itself released an ambiguous statement Monday trumpeting both the pre-race ceremony and “the right to peacefully express one’s opinion.” The full…

Keeping up national anthem controversy, Trump touts NASCAR’s patriotism – CNN

Monday, September 25, 2017

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NASCAR statement – Nascar

Monday, September 25, 2017

“Sports are a unifying influence in our society, bringing people of differing backgrounds and beliefs together. Our respect for the national anthem has always been a hallmark of our pre-race events. Thanks to the sacrifices of many, we live in a country of unparalleled freedoms and countless liberties, including the right to peacefully express one’s opinion.”