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Philippa York can be the trailblazer who hauls cycling into the 21st century – The Guardian

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Ellis, Acton, and Currer Bell. Robert Galbraith. George Eliot. Since Charlotte Bronte declared that she and her sisters “had a vague impression that authoresses are liable to be looked on with prejudice,” talented women writers have chosen to use a male pseudonym. More recently, when Catherine Nichols submitted a manuscript under her own name and then under a male nom de plume, the results were predictable. The problem, she concluded,…

NHL’s decision to skip Olympics is causing some Russian players to leave the league – SB Nation

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hockey fans have known since April that the NHL will not be sending players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. Most of the focus since that decision came to light has been on the star players under contract — like Alex Ovechkin or Jonathan Toews — and whether they will try to defy the league’s wishes and go anyway. The first few weeks of the NHL’s free agency, however, has shown…

Los Angeles Will Most Likely Be Saddled With The 2024 Or 2028 Olympics – Deadspin

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Photo: Getty Images The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday voted untraditionally to award bids for both the 2024 and the 2028 Olympics, with one going to Paris and another going to Los Angeles. While the question of which city gets which event still has to be worked out between the two, the vote means that, barring a failure to agree, Los Angeles will host the Olympics in the next 11…

LA is a virtual lock to host 2024 or ’28 Olympics after IOC vote – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday approved an unusual proposal to name two winners in the Summer Games bidding race between Los Angeles and Paris. Gathering at a meeting in Switzerland, IOC members unanimously agreed to the idea of awarding 2024 to one city and 2028 to the other. The decision all but assures that Southern California will get the Olympics back for a third time. The IOC just has…

LA is a virtual lock to host 2024 or ’28 Olympics after IOC vote – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday approved an unusual proposal to name two winners in the Summer Games bidding race between Los Angeles and Paris. Gathering at a meeting in Switzerland, IOC members unanimously agreed to the idea of awarding 2024 to one city and 2028 to the other. The decision all but assures that Southern California will get the Olympics back for a third time. The IOC just has…

New Hampshire Motor Speedway to be treated with traction compound – Nascar

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

RELATED: Full weekend schedule The surface at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will be treated with PJ1 TrackBite in advance of this weekend’s on-track action in the Granite State. The PJ1 conditioning — previously called VHT — is a type of resin that will be applied to the very bottom of the track on the yellow lane — this is outside the racing groove, and should encourage drivers to explore running…

LA is a virtual lock to host 2024 or ’28 Olympics after IOC vote – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday approved an unusual proposal to name two winners in the Summer Games bidding race between Los Angeles and Paris. Gathering at a meeting in Switzerland, IOC members unanimously agreed to the idea of awarding 2024 to one city and 2028 to the other. The decision all but assures that Southern California will get the Olympics back for a third time. The IOC just has…

NYCFC, Major League Soccer – New York Times

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Big names: Miami F.C. midfielder Robert Baggio Kcira was named after the Italian great Roberto Baggio. Souvenirs: T-shirt, $25. Knapsack, $60. Wool hat, $30. Food: Nathan’s hot dog, $4.50. Foot-long, $5.75. Domestic beer (Bud), $8. Premium beer (Corona), $8.50. Vendor’s response to “What’s really good?” “The burgers.” Were they really good? No. Cool thing: View of the Atlantic Ocean and Coney Island’s amusement park rides, including the parachute drop lit…

Opinion: Eldora success should encourage another NASCAR … – Autoweek

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The age-old question in sports is how much of a good thing eventually turns bad by means of oversaturation? That’s certainly a topic in NASCAR right now regarding the annual Camping World Truck Series event at Eldora Speedway. In just five years, the Dirt Derby has transitioned from a risky proposition to a marquee event on the overall national touring schedule. Naturally, when something works and is enjoyable,…

NASCAR’s rebranded Richmond Raceway announces $30 million … – Richmond.com

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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Iranian soccer stars call on government to repeal ban on women in … – Washington Post

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, right, receives a jersey signed by the Iranian national soccer team last month to celebrate the country’s qualification to the 2018 World Cup. (EPA/Presidential official website handout) For the last 38 years, it’s been illegal for women to attend soccer matches in Iran. Two of the country’s most prominent names in the sport say it’s time to change that. “This is the demand of millions upon millions…

Olympics Officials Move Closer to Giving Bids to Paris and Los Angeles – New York Times

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The rare decision to name the hosts of separate Games simultaneously — established with a unanimous vote of I.O.C. members on Tuesday — is an effort by the organization to counter diminished interest shown by democratic nations in hosting the Olympics amid exorbitant costs, white-elephant stadiums, widespread corruption, rampant doping and limited appeal to the youth audience. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Thomas Bach of Germany, president of the…

NASCAR’s rebranded Richmond Raceway announces $30 million … – Richmond.com

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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Iranian soccer stars call on government to repeal ban on women in stadiums – Washington Post

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, right, receives a jersey signed by the Iranian national soccer team last month to celebrate the country’s qualification to the 2018 World Cup. (EPA/Presidential official website handout) For the last 38 years, it’s been illegal for women to attend soccer matches in Iran. Two of the country’s most prominent names in the sport say it’s time to change that. “This is the demand of millions upon millions…

Trump says he’s ‘working hard’ to bring the Olympics to Los Angeles – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Last month, Trump met in the Oval Office with the president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, and “pledged his full support” for the Los Angeles bid, the White House said at the time. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Trump promised to back the city’s Olympic bid when the two spoke in November following Trump’s electoral college win. It would be the third time the Summer Games were held in Los…

NASCAR Driver Got His Team Involved In Secret Hidden Camera Home Recordings: Lawsuit – Jalopnik

Monday, July 10, 2017

Photo credit: Getty Images Reports of a lawsuit alleging that former NASCAR driver Greg Biffle hid cameras in private areas of his family home came out last week, but details were vague. Jalopnik now has a copy of the lawsuit, and the allegations—including 24/7 DVR recording and his race team having access to the feeds—are incredibly bizarre. Last week, we reported on the suit against former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup…

Dodge comeback? NASCAR ‘aggressively pursuing’ new manufacturers – Sporting News

Monday, July 10, 2017

Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota could have new competition in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.  NASCAR has been in talks to bring another automaker to the sport and it’s expected to happen sooner rather than later.  “We are aggressively pursuing new (manufacturers),” NASCAR vice president Steve O’Donnell said Monday on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. “We want to make sure that they come in similar to how Toyota did and it’s…

WATCH: Brazilian soccer player purposely falls off stretcher to waste precious time – CBSSports.com

Monday, July 10, 2017

As annoying as it may be, soccer players killing time during a match is just a part of the sport. We see everyone do it, from goalkeepers to ball boys, and it’s a pretty effective way to hold on to a result with just a couple minutes to go.  Then there is this: Lucao, a player for Brazilian club Criciuma, wanted to waste some time during his team’s visit to…

Blue-green algae bloom closes swimming at Sylvan Beach until further notice – NewYorkUpstate.com

Monday, July 10, 2017

SYLVAN BEACH, NY – The swimming area at Sylvan Beach in Oneida County is closed until further notice, village officials said. The swimming area closed last week due to blue-green algae, officials said. The Oneida County Health Department is testing the water each day to see when it can be reopened. The beach area remains open while swimming is prohibited. The village of Sylvan Beach will post updates when the…