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Margaret Bergmann Lambert, Jewish High Jumper Excluded From Berlin Olympics, Dies at 103 – New York Times

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

With anti-Semitism on the rise in Germany — she recalled signs in shops declaring, “No dogs or Jews allowed” — she left home at 19 and moved to England, where she won the British high-jump championship in 1935. But when the Nazis pressured her father to bring her home, she returned to Germany to seek a position on the Olympic team. Shortly after winning that June meet, held at Adolf…

Minnesota United’s new soccer stadium will be Allianz Field – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Minnesota United’s new soccer stadium in St. Paul will be called Allianz Field, the team announced Tuesday morning. The naming rights had leaked out Monday when the Allianz Life Twitter feed briefly featured this tweet, which was deleted after several minutes: “Soccer fans? You betcha! Allianz Field is the new home of Minnesota United FC soccer! #MNFUC,’’ followed by a link that took Twitter users to a video tour of…

Here’s one way that a Raleigh soccer park will almost certainly fall short – News & Observer

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Decades before last week’s unveiling of a proposed Major League Soccer stadium near Salisbury and Peace streets, professional baseball was played at a wooden grandstand ballpark not very far away. Nearly every summer beginning in 1945, the Raleigh minor league baseball team played near what is now Capital Boulevard near Peace Street in downtown Raleigh. Pro ball left Raleigh for good following the 1971 season, but the park left a…

Kids Drive NASCAR returns to celebrate the sport’s young fans – Nascar

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — For the next three weeks, Kids Drive NASCAR will celebrate the next generation of NASCAR® fans by engaging children and their families with fun and interactive social content, kids’ takeovers and at-track events and activities, NASCAR announced today. Beginning today, kids will go head-to-head with some of the sport’s top drivers in Kids vs. Drivers, a series of timed activity challenges on social media. Monster Energy NASCAR…

Minnesota United’s new soccer stadium will be Allianz Field – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Minnesota United’s new soccer stadium in St. Paul will be called Allianz Field, the team announced Tuesday morning. The naming rights had leaked out Monday when the Allianz Life Twitter feed briefly featured this tweet, which was deleted after several minutes: “Soccer fans? You betcha! Allianz Field is the new home of Minnesota United FC soccer! #MNFUC,’’ followed by a link that took Twitter users to a video tour of…

Here’s one way that a Raleigh soccer park will almost certainly fall short – News & Observer

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Decades before last week’s unveiling of a proposed Major League Soccer stadium near Salisbury and Peace Streets, professional baseball was played at a wooden grandstand ballpark not very far away. Nearly every summer beginning in 1945, the Raleigh minor league baseball team played near what is now Capital Boulevard near Peace Street in downtown Raleigh. Pro ball left Raleigh for good following the 1971 season but the park left a…

Red, White and Blood: US Soccer Uses Testing to Gain an Edge – New York Times

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The goal, said Dr. George Chiampas, the chief medical officer for the federation, is to educate players with real-time information about their health and nutrition in the hope “that the more they know about themselves, the more engaged and committed they’re going to be on their side.” Change within soccer can still be met with suspicion, however, and even resistance. Only recently, for example, has the game begun to employ…

It’s time to nix the NASCAR overtime line rule no one needed in the first place – Autoweek

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Let’s beat a dead horse, shall we? Much like most things in the modern NASCAR, the current overtime rule is a problem that was designed to fix a previous problem that solved a problem that no one had in the first place. It’s time to go back to move forward. This is probably an excessive and unnecessary column because NASCAR has already acknowledged in their own way the…

Former Trojan electrifies fans at swimming world championships – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Katie Ledecky was off tor the night Monday at the world championships. It was up to someone else to seize the moment. Swimming in her home nation, Hungary’s Iron Lady did just that. Katinka Hosszu lived up to her country’s enormous expectations with an electrifying victory in the 200-meter individual medley, spurred on by a flag-waving, foot-stomping crowd at Duna Arena. The new 12,000-seat aquatic facility along the Danube was…

NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. reportedly headed to NBC – Charlotte Observer

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will do television work on NBC’s NASCAR broadcasts once he retires as a competitive driver at the end of this season, Sports Business Daily reported Monday. Earnhardt announced in April that this would be his last season driving on NASCAR’s top series. He missed roughly half of last season because of concussion symptoms. Earnhardt has yet to win a race this season, which puts his chances in…

No Mexico? No matter. US soccer says, ‘We want to win a trophy’ – Washington Post

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tim Howard and the United States are seeking a sixth Gold Cup trophy. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP-Getty Images) SAN JOSE — The matchup in the Gold Cup final is not the one CONCACAF privately wanted, because a U.S.-Mexico showdown elevates ticket sales and stirs curiosity beyond the region’s borders. It’s not what Fox Sports and Univision wanted either, because a U.S. vs. Mexico match, in any soccer competition, draws strong TV numbers….

NASCAR playoff picture, title odds: Kasey Kahne clinches; Dale Earnhardt Jr. has shot – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs are getting closer with 20 of the 26 regular-season races in the books. When the circuit heads to Chicagoland Speedway in September, 16 drivers will be competing for a championship. Here is a look at where things stand heading into the upcoming race at Pocono Speedway. Locked in Martin Truex Jr.: Simply said, this guy has everyone beat right now in much the same…

With job in doubt, Kasey Kahne gets biggest win at Brickyard – ESPN

Monday, July 24, 2017

10:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment INDIANAPOLIS — Kasey Kahne earned a career-defining victory as the sun set at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That was appropriate, because the sun could end up setting on his NASCAR career over the next six months. An 18-time winner in the Cup Series, his future is literally in the dark at Hendrick Motorsports, where he has a contract through next…

NASCAR Cup Series: Sunday’s Brickyard 400 results from Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Charlotte Observer

Monday, July 24, 2017

NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 Sunday At Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Ind. Lap length: 2.50 miles [NUTTY FINISH: Kasey Kahne ends victory drought at marathon Brickyard 400] [HEROES ARE HUMAN: Brad Keselowski goes deep in message about patience] (Start position in parentheses) 1. (19) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 167 laps, 0 rating, 40 points. 2. (11) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 167, 0, 37. 3. (8) Ryan Newman,…

NASCAR Cup Series: Sunday’s Brickyard 400 results from Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Charlotte Observer

Monday, July 24, 2017

NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 Sunday At Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Ind. Lap length: 2.50 miles [NUTTY FINISH: Kasey Kahne ends victory drought at marathon Brickyard 400] [HEROES ARE HUMAN: Brad Keselowski goes deep in message about patience] (Start position in parentheses) 1. (19) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 167 laps, 0 rating, 40 points. 2. (11) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 167, 0, 37. 3. (8) Ryan Newman,…

Meet the super-hot soccer stars invading America – New York Post

Monday, July 24, 2017

True, he’s not exactly the next David Beckham: no over-the-top tattoos, no pop-star wife, no risqué underwear ads. But that’s what makes the fervent soccer-fan love for Harry Kane, striker for the Tottenham Hotspur (a k a the Spurs), all the more remarkable. He’s a wholesome soccer star who’s all about scoring — on the field. On Tuesday, the British soccer phenom brings his magic foot to Red Bull Arena in Harrison,…

Wesley Chapel hockey camp impresses youth players, parents – Tampabay.com

Monday, July 24, 2017

WESLEY CHAPEL — As a 17-year-old Triple-A hockey player, MacCallum Brown regularly plays against elite talent. As a Palm Harbor resident, he often has to travel to face that talent. Related News/Archive Fans can check out women’s world hockey champs at Wesley Chapel ice facility 3 Months Ago U.S. women’s Olympic hockey team moving to Wesley Chapel (w/video) 2 Months Ago World Hockey Championships offer ‘chance to win something’ for…

When athletes screw up: NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski goes deep in message on patience – Charlotte Observer

Monday, July 24, 2017

Patience. Sports heroes are as imperfect as the rest of us, one NASCAR driver reminded us this week. In a blog post from NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski, he asks fans, media and other drivers not to judge too quickly when the sports stars behave badly. While it might seem obvious, Keselowski – in a post fittingly titled “The Fault in Our Stars” – asks people to remember one fact many may…

Split-screen racing, trucks and a dirt track highlight NASCAR’s video … – Polygon

Monday, July 24, 2017

NASCAR Heat 2, which we previewed here right before E3, returns in September with the “other two” national series in stock-car racing, the Xfinity Series and Camping World Trucks Series. By itself that will add some depth to what was a rather spartan career mode last year. And another feature that should lengthen Heat 2’s replay value is the addition of split-screen racing. You can get a look at the…

NASCAR at Indianapolis: 2017 Brickyard 400 start time, lineup, TV schedule – USA TODAY

Sunday, July 23, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE USA TODAY Sports’ Brant James looks ahead to some of the top story lines fans should keep an eye on at the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis this Sunday. USA TODAY Sports Kyle Busch, front, started from the pole and led 149 laps en route to winning his second consecutive Brickyard 400 last year.(Photo: Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports) It’s race day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and…