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Stewart-Haas Racing drops appeal of No. 4 penalty – Nascar

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Stewart-Haas Racing officials have withdrawn their request for an appeal of penalties against the No. 4 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team of driver Kevin Harvick and crew chief Rodney Childers, the Appeals Commission confirmed to NASCAR.com.   Harvick hinted at the decision during his SiriusXM NASCAR Radio show Tuesday evening.  “Rodney’s a racer, he wants to be at the race track every week,” Harvick said Tuesday. “He’s obviously not…

NBC will broadcast its entire 2018 Olympics programming live across the world – The Verge

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

NBC announced today that it will be broadcasting all events live across all time zones in the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang County, South Korea. For recent Olympics, NBC broadcasted all events through official online streams, but stubbornly insisted on tape delays for televised broadcasts of the games. For example, NBC chose to save popular events, competitions with big-name athletes, and even the opening ceremonies (which were last…

The top takeaways from historic US women’s hockey deal – ESPN

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

12:01 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment It might have taken an overtime or two, but the U.S. women’s national hockey team got the victory it wanted in a landmark agreement with USA Hockey on Tuesday evening. It lifted its boycott of the upcoming world championships in Plymouth, Michigan, where attention will shift toward the lead-up to the 2018 Winter Olympics. Here are our key takeaways…

Waiver Watch: Lee Stempniak, Andrej Sekera on the rise – ESPN

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

7:28 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Every week, we’ll mine the waiver wire for lesser-owned assets to help your squad, whether you favor dynasty or the redraft format — and we’ll also toss in some tips for daily fantasy sports players out there. Categorized by position, the players are ranked in descending order by ownership percentage in ESPN.com leagues. We’ll also include some former go-to…

NASCAR – it’s time to see the All-Star Race light … at Martinsville – ESPN

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

10:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Brothers and sisters, I have seen the path to NASCAR’s future. It is brightly lit, and it leads directly back into its past. Brothers and sisters, I have seen the light. I mean, like, a whole lot of light. To be exact, 750 lights atop 19 poles, casting a futuristic, state-of-the art LED illumination onto stock car racing’s most…

Monster Energy Series update: Atlanta repave delayed until 2018 … – Nascar

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

RELATED: All the winners at Atlanta | Blaney pleased with Atlanta decision Atlanta Motor Speedway officials have put off a repaving project at the 1.54-mile facility until the track’s 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race has been completed. Officials had planned to repave the worn racing surface following this year’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on March 5. Several NASCAR drivers, however, urged track officials and Speedway Motorsports Inc., President…

NBC to Broadcast Winter Olympics Live Across All Time Zones – Variety

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

NBC will broadcast all of its 2018 Winter Olympics coverage live across all time zones, the network announced Tuesday. “Nothing brings America together for two weeks like the Olympics, and that communal experience will now be shared across the country at the same time, both on television and streaming online,” said Jim Bell, president of NBC Olympics production and programming. “That means social media won’t be ahead of the action…

Going back to the future at Martinsville is the tonic NASCAR needs – ESPN

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

10:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Brothers and sisters, I have seen the path to NASCAR’s future. It is brightly lit, and it leads directly back into its past. Brothers and sisters, I have seen the light. I mean, like, a whole lot of light. To be exact, 750 lights atop 19 poles, casting a futuristic, state-of-the art LED illumination onto stock car racing’s most…

Hockey champions join soccer champions in battle for fair pay – Christian Science Monitor

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March 28, 2017 —Earlier this month, the United States women’s national hockey team announced they would boycott the upcoming Women’s World Hockey Championships in Plymouth, Mich., scheduled to begin March 31, based on the firm and unwavering stance taken by USA Hockey in ongoing wage and compensation negotiations. The women’s team, which has medaled in the past five Olympic games (one gold, three silvers, and a bronze) and is currently the…

Atlanta repave delayed until after 2018 NASCAR races – Nascar

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

RELATED: All the winners at Atlanta | Blaney pleased with Atlanta decision Atlanta Motor Speedway officials have put off a repaving project at the 1.54-mile facility until the track’s 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race has been completed. Officials had planned to repave the worn racing surface following this year’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on March 5. Several NASCAR drivers, however, urged track officials and Speedway Motorsports Inc., President…

Rundown: For some drivers, things went south on swing out west – ESPN

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Mar 27, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — #NASCARGoesHome With NASCAR’s three-race trek to the west coast over, NASCAR Cup drivers — not to mention the teams — will enjoy a relatively short trip next weekend to Martinsville Speedway, which is only an hour or two from most of the race shops. There are plenty of drivers who will say “Good riddance” to the…

It’s time to see the All-Star Race light … at Martinsville – ESPN

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

10:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Brothers and sisters, I have seen the path to NASCAR’s future. It is brightly lit, and it leads directly back into its past. Brothers and sisters, I have seen the light. I mean, like, a whole lot of light. To be exact, 750 lights atop 19 poles, casting a futuristic, state-of-the art LED illumination onto stock car racing’s most…

NASCAR struggling with sinking ratings – Albany Times Union

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Caption Close Charlotte, N.C. Bad news first: The overnight television ratings for NASCAR’s race in California were down. The ratings were down for Phoenix, Las Vegas and Atlanta, too. Basically, nothing NASCAR does can stop this slide, it seems. So what’s the good news? Well, NASCAR really couldn’t have asked for a better start to its season. Five drivers won the first five races. The lead changed in the waning…

The west-coast swing wasn’t kind to some of NASCAR’s biggest names – ESPN

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

1:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — #NASCARGoesHome With NASCAR’s three-race trek to the west coast over, NASCAR Cup drivers — not to mention the teams — will enjoy a relatively short trip next weekend to Martinsville Speedway, which is only an hour or two from most of the race shops. There are plenty of drivers who will say “Good riddance” to the…

No Resolution in Pay Dispute Involving US Women’s Hockey Team – New York Times

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Brighton’s Shannon McCarthy lands with pro soccer team in Japan – Detroit Free Press

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Shannon McCarthy, a Brighton native and 2015 Miami (Fla.) graduate, signed a professional contract with FC Kibi International University Charme in Takahashi City, Japan.(Photo: JC Ridley, Miami Athletics) Miami (Fla.) coach Mary-Frances Monroe considers Shannon McCarthy to be the hardest working women’s soccer play she has ever coached. In late February, McCarthy, a Brighton native and 2015 Hurricanes graduate, signed a professional contract with FC Kibi International University Charme in Takahashi…

Cycling in Minnesota creates thousands of jobs and cuts health-care spending, state report concludes – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

For many Minnesotans cycling is nothing more than a Sunday frolic, but a new report finds that the state’s bike industry produces $780 million in annual economic activity, 5,519 jobs and millions of dollars in health care savings because of reduced obesity, diabetes and heart disease. And get this: Fully 13.6 percent of Twin Cities residents commute by bike, at least once in a while. Those are the results of…

The west-coast swing wasn’t kind to some of NASCAR’s biggest names – ESPN

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

1:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — #NASCARGoesHome With NASCAR’s three-race trek to the west coast over, NASCAR Cup drivers — not to mention the teams — will enjoy a relatively short trip next weekend to Martinsville Speedway, which is only an hour or two from most of the race shops. There are plenty of drivers who will say “Good riddance” to the…

No Resolution in Pay Dispute Involving US Women’s Hockey Team – New York Times

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Brighton’s Shannon McCarthy lands with pro soccer team in Japan – Detroit Free Press

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Shannon McCarthy, a Brighton native and 2015 Miami (Fla.) graduate, signed a professional contract with FC Kibi International University Charme in Takahashi City, Japan.(Photo: JC Ridley, Miami Athletics) Miami (Fla.) coach Mary-Frances Monroe considers Shannon McCarthy to be the hardest working women’s soccer play she has ever coached. In late February, McCarthy, a Brighton native and 2015 Hurricanes graduate, signed a professional contract with FC Kibi International University Charme in Takahashi…