Sport

France to skip 2018 Olympics in South Korea if security not ‘assured’ – New York Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

PARIS/SEOUL – France’s Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, France’s sports minister said on Thursday, the first major doubts by a participating nation about growing North Korean tensions. The games organizer said on Friday that it is closely monitoring the current geopolitical situation with the South Korean government, adding that safety is the top priority. Tensions in…

New Turf Fight Has US Soccer and Women’s Team at Odds Again – New York Times

Friday, September 22, 2017

In April, when U.S. Soccer and the women’s national team announced they had agreed to terms on a new C.B.A., they ended a public fight that had been framed largely as a dispute over the issue of equal pay. But each side also heralded the deal as something more valuable: the start of a new partnership, one that gave the players a bigger voice in their team’s day-to-day affairs. Now,…

Norwegian police level cycling fan who got too close to rider at worlds – Washington Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

Germany’s Tony Martin didn’t notice the commotion behind him on Wednesday. But the Internet did. (Marit Hommedal/NTB Scanpix via Reuters) Cycling fans at the UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway, beware. Police officers charged with overseeing the race appear to have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to spectators getting too close to riders. On Thursday, during the time trial event, two officers mercilessly tackled a fan, who was…

Nascar’s Danica Patrick drove the lonely road to a feminist legacy – The Guardian

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Hollywood treatment of the Danica Patrick story hasn’t hit theaters yet. But please believe: it’s coming. Maybe in a year. Maybe in 30. Either way, the creative license is going to be off the charts. It’s not hard to imagine the Danica character, played by a Mara sister or similar “type”, shaving her head or adding bass to her voice or insisting her rival drivers call her “Dan Patrick”….

Nascar’s Danica Patrick drove the lonely road to a feminist legacy … – The Guardian

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Hollywood treatment of the Danica Patrick story hasn’t hit theaters yet. But please believe: it’s coming. Maybe in a year. Maybe in 30. Either way, the creative license is going to be off the charts. It’s not hard to imagine the Danica character, played by a Mara sister or similar “type”, shaving her head or adding bass to her voice or insisting her rival drivers call her “Dan Patrick”….

Goodyear executive explains why option tire was not a hit at NASCAR All-Star Race – Autoweek

Thursday, September 21, 2017

As NASCAR nears the second round of the Cup Series playoffs and another application of PJ1 TrackBite to improve the racing product at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, most of the industry has already moved on from another experiment tried earlier this season. Remember when Goodyear offered a softer option tire at the NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway? The set was supposed to produce lap times…

Medals unveiled ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, September 21, 2017

In a rite that traditionally signals the Olympics are drawing near, organizers of the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, have unveiled the medals they will present on the podium in February. The design highlights the host country’s culture in two ways. Hangeul, a Korean alphabet, has been engraved on each piece, with a series of consonants emphasizing the effort that athletes display. A local textile called Gapsa was…

Why Playing a Sport Should Be Your New Workout | Time.com – TIME

Thursday, September 21, 2017

People who play a sport are more likely to stay healthy and fit as they age, according to a new study published in BMJ Open, compared to those who do other types of physical activity. Finding a sport you love early in life—and playing it often—may be the key to staying active in your 70s, 80s and beyond. The transition from middle age to old age is often one of…

Cycling in the city is getting better – but out in the countryside, it’s war – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, September 21, 2017

As all too often, it takes a tragedy to bring about reform. The appalling case of Kim Briggs, killed by an out-of-control cyclist, has prompted the Government to announced a review into cycling laws. This is good news, especially for vulnerable pedestrians. Anyone who has carefully looked left and right before stepping into an apparently clear road, only to suddenly have to leap back onto the pavement as a cyclist…

Nascar’s Danica Patrick drove the lonely road to a feminist legacy – The Guardian

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Hollywood treatment of the Danica Patrick story hasn’t hit theaters yet. But please believe: it’s coming. Maybe in a year. Maybe in 30. Either way, the creative license is going to be off the charts. It’s not hard to imagine the Danica character, played by a Mara sister or similar “type”, shaving her head or adding bass to her voice or insisting her rival drivers call her “Dan Patrick”….

The Future of NBA Player Development Is Soccer’s Youth Academy Model – The Ringer (blog)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

There’s always room for improvement. So even though the NBA is now a 12-month league that we can’t look away from, we here at The Ringer have a few humble suggestions to make it even greater. Welcome to League Hack Week—the first of four weeklong series leading up to opening night of the 2017-18 NBA season. No U.S. pro sports franchise spends more on training young players than FC Dallas….

South Korean President Moon Jae-in hopes Winter Olympics brings ‘inter-Korean peace’ – CNN

Thursday, September 21, 2017

(CNN)South Korean President Moon Jae-in hopes his “audacious plan” for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang can help unite North and South Korea. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘sports/2017/02/09/pita-taufatofua-tonga-olympics-pyeongchang-skiing-alex-thomas-amanda-davies-intv.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘international’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_7’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === false) {autoStartVideo = false;if (autoStartVideo…

NASCAR playoffs at New Hampshire: Standings, TV schedule, live stream – CBSSports.com

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Martin Truex Jr. and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the second of three playoff races in the Round of 16. Truex is coming off a dominant performance at Chicagoland and will be looking to extend his 27-point lead over second-place Kyle Larson as well as earn more points towards the next two rounds on Sunday. The No. 78 will have some competition…

Tour de Yorkshire cycling races to be extended from 2018 – The Guardian

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The UCI, world cycling’s governing body, has confirmed the men’s Tour de Yorkshire race will grow from three to four days next year, with the women’s race increasing from one to two days. The 2018 men’s race will take place from 3-6 May – Thursday to Sunday – with the women’s race scheduled for 3 and 4 May. The extra days are a major boost for the organisers, Welcome to…

South Korean President Moon Jae-in hopes Winter Olympics brings ‘inter-Korean peace’ – CNN

Thursday, September 21, 2017

(CNN)South Korean President Moon Jae-in hopes his “audacious plan” for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang can help unite North and South Korea. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘sports/2017/02/09/pita-taufatofua-tonga-olympics-pyeongchang-skiing-alex-thomas-amanda-davies-intv.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘international’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_7’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === false) {autoStartVideo = false;if (autoStartVideo…

British cycling safety laws under ‘urgent’ government review after series of deaths – The Independent

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Government is to carry out an “urgent” review of laws covering reckless cycling after a spate of road incidents involving bikes, ministers have announced. The probe will consider whether dangerous driving laws that currently apply only to people in motorised vehicles should be extended to cyclists. Jesse Norman, the transport minister, said other changes to make roads safer for cyclists and those around them will also be considered. The…

NASCAR Team Penalized For Wing Mod After Fans Call Out Their … – Jalopnik

Thursday, September 21, 2017

GIF via NBC Sports NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott’s No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team was penalized Tuesday for unapproved aerodynamic modifications to his car at Chicagoland Speedway. While that isn’t good for Elliott’s playoff hopes, what’s more interesting is that it was caught by fans on live TV. A crew member on Elliott’s team was spotted by numerous fans on the NBC Sports race broadcast running his hand down…

On racing and recovery, Sherry Pollex – can-do warrior against cancer – opens up – Nascar

Thursday, September 21, 2017

It is absolutely impossible to speak with Sherry Pollex for more than two minutes and not start feeling something strong and distinct develop in your own heart and mind. She is positive, motivated, and optimistic. And she makes you feel the same way. It’s an amazing demeanor for someone so bravely battling stage III ovarian cancer. In fact, Pollex, 37, has recently begun her second trip through intense chemotherapy treatment…

South Korean President Moon Jae-in hopes Winter Olympics brings ‘inter-Korean peace’ – CNN

Thursday, September 21, 2017

(CNN)South Korean President Moon Jae-in hopes his “audacious plan” for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang can help unite North and South Korea. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘sports/2017/02/09/pita-taufatofua-tonga-olympics-pyeongchang-skiing-alex-thomas-amanda-davies-intv.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘international’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_7’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161222082329-pita-taufatofua-oiled-portrait-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === false) {autoStartVideo = false;if (autoStartVideo…