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Russian Federation wants players back in KHL for 2018 Winter Olympics – USA TODAY

Thursday, April 06, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share The NHL made it official that its players will not be allowed to participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. USA TODAY Sports Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has 33 goals and 67 points this season.(Photo: John E. Sokolowski, USA TODAY Sports) Russia hopes the lure of playing in the Olympics draws some players back home to the Kontinental Hockey League. The Russian Hockey…

Chicago, we dub thee: First City of Hockey – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Detroit calls itself Hockeytown. Minnesota dubs itself the State of Hockey. What does that make Chicago, which this year is host to the Frozen Four, NHL draft and — possibly — another Stanley Cup Final? Chicago, we dub thee: First City of Hockey. “Chicago is a place where hockey matters,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “It is a hockey city. Whether it’s what the Cubs accomplished or the passion people…

Spanish soccer coach, players arrested after 12-0 loss to Barcelona’s third-tier squad – Washington Post

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Eldense’s on-loan player from Valencia, Mike Wayne Fernandez Greenwood, is escorted by two policemen upon his arrival to a court in Elda, Spain, to testify amid match-fixing allegations. (Manuel Lorenzo/EPA) That Barcelona’s lower-tier squad beat its latest opponent isn’t a surprise. That the B squad did it by a margin of 12-0, though? That piqued the interest of Spanish investigators, who arrested five people from losing side Eldense, including head…

A Body Blow the Winter Olympics Didn’t Need – New York Times

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

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New surface, lack of testing cause Texas-sized headaches for NASCAR drivers – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

There will be big challenges this weekend where the rubber meets the road at Texas Motor Speedway, which on Sunday will host the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, race No. 7 on the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. Under the best of circumstances, Texas is a very fast and treacherous track, a place where over the years there have been all kinds of wild and unpredictable moments. This year,…

Polls open for NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Fan Vote – Nascar

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

HALL OF FAME: Cast your vote today! Since NASCAR’s start in 1948, fans have been the cornerstone of the sport — their voices vital, heard and acted upon.   So, it made perfect sense that when NASCAR assembled the original Voting Panel for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s inaugural Class of 2010, the sanctioning body made sure the fans had a say in who earned the sport’s highest honor.  …

US Women’s Soccer Team and US Soccer Ratify New Labor Agreement – New York Times

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

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Russian Federation wants players back in KHL for Olympics – ESPN

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Russia is hoping the lure of playing in the Olympics draws some players back home to the Kontinental Hockey League. The Russian Hockey Federation said Wednesday it will try to keep KHL players from leaving for North America and attempt to bring NHL free agents back this summer. That could include pending free agents like the Montreal Canadiens‘ Andrei Markov and Alexander…

A Body Blow the Winter Olympics Didn’t Need – New York Times

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

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Making sense of the NHL-Olympics standoff, where there are no … – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

So, is it worth it for the NHL to give up more ground to the IOC? Well, that depends who you ask. A significant number of owners are clearly against Olympic participation, and it’s not that hard to understand why. Owning a team is a business, and it’s never in a business’s best interest to assume risk in loaning out its most important employees for little to no financial compensation in…

Finland into women’s hockey world semis; Germany advances to face US – ESPN

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

PLYMOUTH, Mich. — Finland goalie Noora Raty finally enjoyed a bit of a breather. After facing a barrage of shots against Canada and the United States, Raty had to make only 16 saves Tuesday in a 4-0 victory over Sweden that lifted Finland into the semifinals of the women’s hockey world championship. “I was telling girls thanks for giving me kind of a day off here,” Raty said. “My teammates…

Harvard’s Seniors Have One Final Goal: A Hockey Title – New York Times

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

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Kurt Busch, NASCAR driver – KTLA

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Kurt Busch is one of the biggest names in racing with 27 wins in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series including the biggest race in the NASCAR schedule–this year’s Daytona 500. But Kurt’s career has had its ups and downs–marred by his turbulence as a person. As Fox Sports NASCAR analyst Darrell Waltrip put it in a 2015 column on FoxSports.com: “He’s as talented behind the wheel as anyone I’ve ever seen….

NHL’s Olympics Stance Leaves Players Cold – New York Times

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

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NHL’s Olympics Stance Leaves Players Cold – New York Times

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

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Players not happy, some thinking of still going to the Winter Olympics in South Korea – ESPN

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Big Question: What do you think of the NHL’s decision to not go to the Olympics? Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators: “Crap. Pretty much. I don’t understand the decision. We have no say in the matter; it’s very unfortunate for the game of hockey around the world that they’re going to do this to the sport. I think it’s going to hurt a…

NASCAR mailbag: Thoughts on stage racing, plus more after Martinsville – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

When will NASCAR get away from setting the lineup based on points if practice is completed? Why not use those times? — Clay Great question, Clay. NASCAR used to set the field by practice speeds if qualifying got rained out. But here’s the problem: Teams are smart. They know when rain is coming. So what was happening is that when teams expected qualifying to be rained out, they’d turn…

NASCAR should take note of political climate – Independent Tribune

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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Soccer: Maury boys learning from early lumps – Virginian-Pilot

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Spring Sports Buzz: Soccer news, High Fives and Must-See Match-Ups. Maury boys soccer coach Dana Shaffer figured it’d be a rebuilding year. With seven sophomores, the Commodores looked young in a 7-1 loss to top-ranked First Colonial to open the season. But Maury shook off the loss quickly, grabbing a 1-0 lead over No. 5 Ocean Lakes before falling 2-1. “We’re growing,” Shaffer said. “We’re moving…

NASCAR community revels in North Carolina’s national championship – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Given that the vast majority of the NASCAR industry lives and works in the Metro Charlotte area, there was much rejoicing Monday night when North Carolina defeated Gonzaga 71-65 in Phoenix to win the NCAA men’s college basketball championship. NASCAR XFINITY Series regular Elliott Sadler was at the game with his spotter Brett Griffin. Cora Sadler, the daughter of Elliott’s brother Hermie,  is one of the North Carolina…