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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…

Chase Elliott is leading the next generation of NASCAR drivers – Fox News

Friday, May 26, 2017

Though he hasn’t taken the checkered flag yet on the NASCAR Monster Energy circuit, stock car racing scion Chase Elliott has taken the sport by storm. He’s won five times on the XFINITY level and twice in the Camping World Truck Series, he was the 2016 NASCAR Rookie of the Year, and he sits fourth in the points going into the Coca-Cola 600. And while Bill Elliott’s son may…

Pulisic: US soccer has ‘so much potential’ – ESPN FC

Friday, May 26, 2017

The guys discuss the Liga MX final and salary difference in MLS, and Derek Rae discusses Americans’ success in Germany. Herculez Gomez and Mark Donaldson delve into why American players find homes in the Bundesliga more so than other leagues in Europe. Herculez Gomez doesn’t buy the idea that Christian Pulisic is the future of world football. United States international Christian Pulisic believes the future is bright for American soccer….

Texas could make play for NASCAR all-star and finale races – Virginian-Pilot

Friday, May 26, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State lawmakers have given Texas Motor Speedway a big helping hand if the state’s premier stock-car track wants to lobby for NASCAR’s All-Star race and season-ending championship. The Texas Legislature approved a bill Thursday that makes those two races eligible for the state’s Major Events Reimbursement Program, the same fund that’s used to help attract big events such as the Super Bowl, the NCAA Tournament’s Final…

Texas bill would boost possible bids for All-Star Race, season-ending championship – ESPN

Friday, May 26, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment AUSTIN, Texas — State lawmakers have given Texas Motor Speedway a big helping hand if the state’s premier stock-car track wants to lobby for NASCAR’s All-Star Race and season-ending championship. The Texas Legislature approved a bill Thursday that makes those two races eligible for the state’s Major Events Reimbursement Program, the same fund that is used to help attract big events such…

NASCAR’s pit crewmen, anonymous until that one-second fumble, share two traits – Charlotte Observer

Friday, May 26, 2017

NASCAR pit crew members come in all shapes and sizes, but they must be consistent in two crucial ways: Long on persistence and short on memory. It’s an odd part-time job: Train throughout the week for a series of 12-second procedures that would rival emergency rooms for urgency. Jack up the car, change tires, fine-tune the handling and fill that gas tank. If even one of these six crewmen misses…

NASCAR knows it has to innovate. But it’s not that easy – Charlotte Observer

Friday, May 26, 2017

When he was a kid, Marcus Smith would get out of school early on the Thursday before the 600-mile NASCAR race held at the racetrack his family owns in Concord. He and his brothers went to watch not only the qualifying races, but the boxing matches staged near the front stretch grandstands. “Those were my favorite,” said Smith, now the CEO of Speedway Motorsports, the company that owns Charlotte Motor…

Former Soccer Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Molesting 11-Year-Old – NBC Bay Area

Friday, May 26, 2017

A former Union City soccer coach was arrested Thursday on suspicion of molesting an 11-year-old girl, police said. Victor Jaime Juarez, 44, was arrested at his home in Union City and taken to jail on suspicion of lewd acts with a minor child and annoying or molesting a minor child, Union City police Sgt. Steven Mendez said. Juarez worked as a private girl’s youth soccer coach in Union City for…

NASCAR knows it has to innovate. But it’s not that easy – Charlotte Observer

Friday, May 26, 2017

When he was a kid, Marcus Smith would get out of school early on the Thursday before the 600-mile NASCAR race held at the racetrack his family owns in Concord. He and his brothers went to watch not only the qualifying races, but the boxing matches staged near the front stretch grandstands. “Those were my favorite,” said Smith, now the CEO of Speedway Motorsports, the company that owns Charlotte Motor…

NASCAR’s pit crewmen, anonymous until that one-second fumble, share two traits – Charlotte Observer

Friday, May 26, 2017

NASCAR pit crew members come in all shapes and sizes, but they must be consistent in two crucial ways: Long on persistence and short on memory. It’s an odd part-time job: Train throughout the week for a series of 12-second procedures that would rival emergency rooms for urgency. Jack up the car, change tires, fine-tune the handling and fill that gas tank. If even one of these six crewmen misses…

Five inductees for NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018 announced – FOXSports.com

Friday, May 26, 2017

Jim France, son of NASCAR founder Big Bill France and brother of Bill France Jr.,  grew up in the early years of stock car racing, living and learning every detail of the sport from his own experiences, and from his family. Joining International Speedway Corp. in 1959, Jim France worked in all phases of operations in his early years with the company. He was elected to the ISC board in…

Charles Barkley wanted to sneak out of Game 5 to watch hockey because he bet on the Senators – For The Win

Friday, May 26, 2017

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NASCAR knows it has to innovate. But it’s not that easy – Charlotte Observer

Friday, May 26, 2017

When he was a kid, Marcus Smith would get out of school early on the Thursday before the 600-mile NASCAR race held at the racetrack his family owns in Concord. He and his brothers went to watch not only the qualifying races, but the boxing matches staged near the front stretch grandstands. “Those were my favorite,” said Smith, now the CEO of Speedway Motorsports, the company that owns Charlotte Motor…

Junior aims to emulate teammate Johnson’s success in final shot at Coca-Cola 600 – Nascar

Friday, May 26, 2017

CONCORD, N.C. — With the majority of teams based in North Carolina, drivers often consider the races at Charlotte Motor Speedway “home” races. But Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of the few drivers left in the sport who can truly call the 1.5-mile speedway his “home track.” Hailing from Kannapolis, North Carolina — which sits approximately 14 miles northeast of the track — Earnhardt recalls attending the Charlotte races early…

Oscar De La Hoya to boxing fans: ‘Our sport might not ever recover’ from Mayweather-McGregor – Los Angeles Times

Friday, May 26, 2017

Oscar De La Hoya has penned a letter to boxing fans, urging them to turn their backs on the possible Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor boxing match. As former 10-time champion De La Hoya works to promote the Sept. 16 middleweight title bout between unbeaten, three-belt champion Gennady Golovkin and Mexico’s most popular fighter, former two-division champion Canelo Alvarez, his cause has been distracted by attention on Mayweather-McGregor. That…