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Monster Energy recognized as brand of the year – Nascar

Friday, April 14, 2017

NASCAR’s premier series entitlement sponsor Monster Energy was awarded brand of the year and recognized as a luminary honoree at the sixth annual 2017 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards on Thursday morning in New York City.   NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Global Sales and Marketing Officer Steve Phelps presented Monster Energy with the Gem Award, which honors the brand of the year. Monster Energy Senior Vice President of Marketing…

Dana Vollmer on swimming pregnant, staying active and Tokyo 2020 – ESPN

Friday, April 14, 2017

Dana Vollmer describes what it’s like to continue swimming competitively while six months pregnant by saying, “It feels like I have a bowling ball hanging from my stomach.” As a five-time Olympic gold medalist, there is very little Dana Vollmer hasn’t been able to overcome in the water. In her world-record 100-meter butterfly victory at the 2012 London Olympics, she lost her swim cap. In Rio last August, she won…

Hey Nashville newspaper, your hockey inferiority complex is showing – Chicago Tribune

Friday, April 14, 2017

Oh, Nashville. Your inferiority complex is starting to get the best of you. As if Jay Cutler moving back there wasn’t bad enough, Nashville now has to endure another close encounter of the Chicago kind: a playoff series with the Blackhawks. The cover of Thursday’s Tennessean, the city’s fine newspaper, features a photo illustration of a saber-tooth cat with a mouthful of feathers – four feathers, to be exact, in a…

Turn 4: Predicting Jimmie Johnson’s career wins – ESPN

Friday, April 14, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Our experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in NASCAR as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series takes a week off: Turn 1: Ryan Blaney led the most laps Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, the most laps a Wood Brothers Racing entry has led in one Cup race since 1981. Where were you and what were you doing in April…

USA soccer coach Bruce Arena: We can start thinking about winning World Cup soon – CBSSports.com

Friday, April 14, 2017

When Bruce Arena was brought back as coach of the U.S. men’s national team late last year, his goal was one thing- get this team to the World Cup after a poor start to qualifying under Jurgen Klinsmann. Well, Arena is looking past that 2018 World Cup it seems. Actually, way past it.  Speaking to FourFourTwo, Arena said in nine years, it will be more about just making the cup. …

Mexican Soccer Player Arrested at US Border for Smuggling 48 Pounds of Meth – Bleacher Report

Friday, April 14, 2017

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The biggest NASCAR storylines so far in 2017 – FOXSports.com

Friday, April 14, 2017

The 2017 Monster Energy Cup Series season has brought on a bunch of changes to NASCAR. Seven races into the year, stage racing has provided a whole new mixture of hard racing and strategy that will increase in intensity as the season progresses. NASCAR’s youth movement has also been hard to ignore, as Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott continue to scorch the veteran drivers of the sport. On top of…

Should NASCAR add second tire compound for points races? – FOXSports.com

Thursday, April 13, 2017

At the Monster Energy All-Star race on May 20th at Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR will introduce a bold new element: a second Goodyear tire compound for teams to use during the race.  Goodyear will bring its standard tire set – known as “Prime” — for teams, along with a softer tire combination known as the “Option” set. The Prime tires will carry traditional yellow Goodyear logos, the Option tires…

Iraqi detained in German soccer team bus blasts suspected ISIS member – Fox News

Thursday, April 13, 2017

BERLIN –  German prosecutors said Thursday that a 26-year-old Iraqi detained following an attack on a top soccer club is suspected of membership in the Islamic State group, but so far there is no evidence he was involved in the explosions that injured a Borussia Dortmund player and a police officer. The hunt for the bomber was continuing. Federal prosecutors said the Iraqi — identified only as Abdul…

Take a sneak peek at All-Star softer tires – Nascar (blog)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

RELATED: Read more Inside Groove READ UP ON All-STAR NEWS: RELEASE | FAQs | Upping the ante   NASCAR revealed Tuesday a revamped format for the 2017 All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Part of this update includes tire strategy, with different colored lettering to identify the varied rubber.   Each team will be granted one set of softer “option” tires to use, which provide more grip and thus, speed. The…

The Apps That Make Keeping Up With Soccer Easier – New York Times

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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Richmond unveils old school look for upcoming NASCAR races – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

For the first time in almost 30 years, Richmond International Raceway brings back red stripes along its walls. The design will be completed in time for the Toyota Owners 400 race weekend at the track on April 28-30. The red and white painted walls pay tribute to the early days of the track and were last featured for the Pontiac Excitement 400 in 1988 when Neil Bonnett held off Dale…

NASCAR May Give Its Racers Two Options For Tires Next Year – Jalopnik

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Photo credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images NASCAR may finally give its teams a choice in tires next year, reports Fox Sports. This year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will allow teams to test out the two compounds and see if they like having the choice. If it’s a hit, expect to see these two options return in 2018. Advertisement Tire choice is an essential part of…

Cycling in the ‘Ayrshire Alps’: welcome to the UK’s only road cycling park – The Guardian (blog)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The loss of a once popular road race from the UK cycling calendar is never a good thing, but a unique legacy has emerged from the ashes of one event in Scotland. The demise of the Davie Bell Memorial Race in 2015 – a National ‘A’ event which had been running since 1966 – prompted the organiser to look for other ways to promote cycling. Two years later, South Ayrshire…

German authorities say soccer team was likely target of explosions that injured player – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Three explosions went off near the team bus of Borussia Dortmund, one of Germany’s top soccer clubs, as it set off for a Champions League quarterfinal match on Tuesday evening, slightly injuring a player. The police chief for the German city of Dortmund said it’s not clear yet who was behind the explosions. Chief Gregor Lange told reporters late Tuesday that police decided at an early stage that the soccer…

Federal Agents Bought A $21000 NASCAR Suite Using A Secret Account – Jalopnik

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Photo credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives used a secret off-the-books bank account to buy a $21,000 NASCAR suite at Bristol Motor Speedway and a trip to Las Vegas, among other things, reports the Washington Post. Sadly, it wasn’t to investigate on-track fistfights, or anything else for that matter. Advertisement The night out at Bristol was in a 16-person suite for the…

Prep Boys Swimming: Nighthawks thinking three-peat as season winds down – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

As the spring sports season slowly unfolds, it is getting very close to being the postseason in swimming. The league season will end, at least in North County, the first week of May with league finals. Then the CIF Finals are May 13 at Granite Hills. And that will be it for swimming season. Del Norte will be attempting to complete a three-peat with a third consecutive team championship in…

NASCAR looking at adding option of soft tires in 2018 – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

NASCAR is considering doing what a lot of other auto racing series around the world do: Give its race teams the option of running two different types of tires for each race. The first would be a conventional set, the second a softer compound that is significantly faster than the normal tire, but presumably would wear out much quicker. The sanctioning body will use this year’s 2017 Monster Energy All-Star…

3 Blasts Go Off Near German Soccer Team Bus, Injuring Player – NPR

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Borussia Dortmund soccer team bus was damaged by explosion a few miles from the stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League quarter-final football match against Monaco in Dortmund, Germany, on Tuesday. Sascha Schuermann/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Sascha Schuermann/AFP/Getty Images The Borussia Dortmund soccer team bus was damaged by explosion a few miles from the stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League quarter-final football match against Monaco in…