Sport

Memo to Trump after his NFL rant: sport is, and always has been, political – The Guardian

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Politics and sport have been bedfellows since at least the birth of the ancient Olympic Games some 28 centuries ago, when city states that vied year-round for finite resources came up with a venue of bloodless competition in which to hash out their issues. Even in antiquity the political intrigue that followed took on many forms. Tensions over hosting rights for the quadrennial festival were commonplace. And there were no…

Hendrick Motorsports turns, as NASCAR does, to a younger generation – Concord Monitor

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Seventeen years, 83 wins, seven championships and an eighth on his mind. Jimmie Johnson knows his way around NASCAR’s premier series. Such experience will be helpful when Johnson, 42, is the leader of what will be one of NASCAR’s youngest teams at Hendrick Motorsports next season. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retiring and Kasey Kahne was not asked back for the final year of his contract. Kahne, 37, will drive…

A toxic mix: The Olympics, Rocket Man and the dotard – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The gold, silver and bronze medals for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, were unveiled earlier this week. The outer edges are ringed with letters in the Korean alphabet, forming diagonal ridges across the face to resemble a tree trunk. They hang from a teal and pale red ribbon made from the traditional Korean fabric of Gapsa and embroidered with Hangeul patterns. They’re beautiful and stylish and exquisite,…

Cycling World Championships: Chantal Blaak wins women’s road race – as it happened – The Guardian

Saturday, September 23, 2017

As expected the women’s road race went Dutch but it Chantal Blaak who was the surprise rainbow jersey winner, stealing away in the final kilometres

Men’s soccer: Virginia Tech takes down undefeated No. 1 Notre Dame behind Marcelo Acuna’s brace – NCAA.com

Saturday, September 23, 2017

BLACKSBURG – The Virginia Tech men’s soccer team defeated top-ranked and previously unbeaten Notre Dame 2-1 Friday night at Thompson Field. The win, Tech’s first over a No. 1 team since 2011, takes the Hokies’ record to 4-4 overall and 1-2 in conference play. The Hokies came up with two goals against a Notre Dame defensive unit that had given up three goals through the first six matches….

NASCAR playoffs at New Hampshire picks, odds: Larson fastest in practice, Kyle Busch is on the pole – CBSSports.com

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs continue on Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with just two races to go in the Round of 16. Martin Truex Jr. has already locked in his spot for the Round of 12, taking the checkered flag at Chicagoland but who will be the next to join him? Here are our picks for Sunday’s ISM Connect 300 at The Magic Mile. Winner: Kyle…

The NHL’s shortsighted greed kept them out of the Olympics – New York Post

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The NHL playing preseason games in China is a bittersweet reminder that the most international league of the four major sports and its biggest growth sector resides overseas. But it’s also a reminder that out of pettiness and greed they failed to convert on what is the best built-in marketing tool to grow the game in that sector, the Olympics. That was a sad reality that Alex Ovechkin finally came…

Start Fall Off The Right Way, With NASCAR – Jalopnik

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend? IndyCar is over and Formula 1 isn’t back until next week with the Malaysia Grand Prix. Fortunately we always have NASCAR to watch and…

The NHL’s shortsighted greed kept them out of the Olympics – New York Post

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The NHL playing preseason games in China is a bittersweet reminder that the most international league of the four major sports and its biggest growth sector resides overseas. But it’s also a reminder that out of pettiness and greed they failed to convert on what is the best built-in marketing tool to grow the game in that sector, the Olympics. That was a sad reality that Alex Ovechkin finally came…

North Korea Tensions Raise Concerns About Olympics In South Korea – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Austria and Germany joined France on September 22 in saying they are considering staying away from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea because of growing fears about North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. The February Olympics are scheduled to run from February 9-25 in Pyeongchang, just 80 kilometers south of the heavily-fortified border with North Korea. Amid a sharply escalating war of words between Pyongyang and Washington this week, North…

Start The Fall Off The Right Way, With NASCAR – Jalopnik

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend? IndyCar is over and Formula 1 isn’t back until next week with the Malaysia Grand Prix. Fortunately we always have NASCAR to watch and…

Barron Trump to play on pro soccer team’s youth squad – New York Post

Saturday, September 23, 2017

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Newman claims "the math doesn’t add up" with recent NASCAR penalties – Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Saturday, September 23, 2017

There seems to be a bit of confusion surrounding the severity of penalties handed down to the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team and driver Chase Elliott following his second-place finish and stage win last Sunday. NASCAR issued an L1 penalty to the team on Tuesday after discovering “the modification of components to affect the aerodynamic properties of the vehicle”. Crew chief Alan Gustafson and car chief Joshua Kirk…

The NHL’s shortsighted greed kept them out of the Olympics | New … – New York Post

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The NHL playing preseason games in China is a bittersweet reminder that the most international league of the four major sports and its biggest growth sector resides overseas. But it’s also a reminder that out of pettiness and greed they failed to convert on what is the best built-in marketing tool to grow the game in that sector, the Olympics. That was a sad reality that Alex Ovechkin finally came…

The NHL’s shortsighted greed kept them out of the Olympics | New … – New York Post

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The NHL playing preseason games in China is a bittersweet reminder that the most international league of the four major sports and its biggest growth sector resides overseas. But it’s also a reminder that out of pettiness and greed they failed to convert on what is the best built-in marketing tool to grow the game in that sector, the Olympics. That was a sad reality that Alex Ovechkin finally came…

The NHL’s shortsighted greed kept them out of the Olympics – New York Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

The NHL playing preseason games in China is a bittersweet reminder that the most international league of the four major sports and its biggest growth sector resides overseas. But it’s also a reminder that out of pettiness and greed they failed to convert on what is the best built-in marketing tool to grow the game in that sector, the Olympics. That was a sad reality that Alex Ovechkin finally came…

JR Motorsports stable of drivers eye title for boss Dale Jr. – Nascar

Friday, September 22, 2017

RELATED: Complete playoff picture | See the entire 12-driver field One. Two. Three. Four. One-third of the field. That’s how many JR Motorsports drivers are in the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoffs — more than any other team. William Byron, Justin Allgaier, Elliott Sadler and Michael Annett are the four horsemen who are galloping their way toward Miami to help bring a shiny trophy to the Earnhardt family once more…

Would countries skip the Winter Olympics because of Korea tensions? France is thinking about it. – Washington Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

Would anyone skip the Olympics because of the latest North Korea tensions? (Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters) Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are running high this week as President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have traded barbs about the Asian nation’s nuclear capabilities. On Tuesday in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly, Trump called Kim “Rocket Man” and said he was leading a “depraved regime.” Kim shot back…

The NHL’s shortsighted greed kept them out of the Olympics – New York Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

The NHL playing preseason games in China is a bittersweet reminder that the most international league of the four major sports and its biggest growth sector resides overseas. But it’s also a reminder that out of pettiness and greed they failed to convert on what is the best built-in marketing tool to grow the game in that sector, the Olympics. That was a sad reality that Alex Ovechkin finally came…

The Future Of American Soccer Might Be Barron Trump?!? – Deadspin

Friday, September 22, 2017

Photo credit: Pool/Getty Christian Pulisic. Matt Miazga. Josh Sargent. These are some of the budding talents soccer fans in the States hope will develop and flourish and eventually Make America Great At Soccer For The First Time. And it seems we’ve found another young upstart to add to that list. That youngster is none other than … Barron fucking Trump?! We knew the youngest of our dumbass president’s children was…