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NASCAR Playoffs Round of 8 at Martinsville preview: TV schedule, live stream, stage lengths – CBSSports.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Martinsville Speedway for the first race in the playoffs Round of 8. Point values have been reset as Martin Truex Jr. leads the way. Not far behind Truex is Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick above the cutline for the Championship 4. Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott round out the remaining playoff contenders. On Sunday, Keselowski will…

Amy Earnhardt: Pace car ride ‘incredible’ at Martinsville – Nascar

Monday, October 30, 2017

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. had twice the luck on track with him before the green flag dropped ahead of his likely final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway. Leading the field in the pace car, Amy Earnhardt, who is pregnant with the couple’s baby girl, wheeled her way around the .526-mile track like a natural … and with a smile from ear-to-ear. “It was incredible,”…

DI Men’s Soccer Committee reveals top 10 ranking – NCAA.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — As the 2017 college soccer regular season winds down and with conference tournaments approaching, the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Committee announced its top 10 ranking during the ESPNU telecast of Indiana vs. Michigan State on Sunday, Oct. 29. Using the selection criteria and results through games played on Oct. 22, Wake Forest is the top-ranked team in the nation with a record of 15-1-0. The…

DI Men’s Soccer Committee reveals top 10 ranking – NCAA.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — As the 2017 college soccer regular season winds down and with conference tournaments approaching, the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Committee announced its top 10 ranking during the ESPNU telecast of Indiana vs. Michigan State on Sunday, Oct. 29. Using the selection criteria and results through games played on Oct. 22, Wake Forest is the top-ranked team in the nation with a record of 15-1-0. The…

NASCAR Cup Series | Results and 3 takeaways from Sunday’s race at Martinsville – Charlotte Observer

Monday, October 30, 2017

Kyle Busch advanced to the championship race for the third consecutive year with his win on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, but there are other implications from the race as well. Here are the three biggest takeaways from Sunday’s First Data 500 race: 1. One golden ticket down has been punched For all the drama that went down on Sunday, the easiest takeaway is that Kyle Busch won and in doing…

IOC intends to decide in December on Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics – USA TODAY

Sunday, October 29, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Nancy Armour breaks down the current security concern for 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. USA TODAY Sports The IOC intends to decide in December on Russia’s participation in the Pyeongchang Olympics.(Photo: JEON HEON-KYUN, EPA-EFE) The International Olympic Committee intends to decide on Russia’s participation in the Pyeongchang Games in December. The IOC has been waiting on the findings…

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Are Just Around the Corner – NBCNews.com

Sunday, October 29, 2017

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — South Korea is preparing to welcome the world, with Wednesday marking 100 days until the start of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. Here are 18 things to know about the Games: 1. The Olympic flame will begin making its way around South Korea this week. The relay’s theme is “Let Everyone Shine,” and about 7,500 torchbearers will participate. Along its path to PyeongChang, the torch will…

IOC intends to decide in December on Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics – USA TODAY

Sunday, October 29, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Nancy Armour breaks down the current security concern for 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. USA TODAY Sports The IOC intends to decide in December on Russia’s participation in the Pyeongchang Olympics.(Photo: JEON HEON-KYUN, EPA-EFE) The International Olympic Committee intends to decide on Russia’s participation in the Pyeongchang Games in December. The IOC has been waiting on the findings…

Earnhardt: ‘It would be great for the sport to have an Andretti’ – Nascar

Sunday, October 29, 2017

RELATED: Junior on support for Truex over the years |  Dale Jr.’s biggest fear Another Andretti in NASCAR racing? It’s not that far-fetched.  IndyCar legend Mario Andretti ran 14 races in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, winning the 1967 Daytona 500. John Andretti, Mario’s nephew, competed in 393 Cup races, winning at Daytona and Martinsville.  Jeff Andretti, Mario’s youngest son, tried his luck in three NASCAR Camping…

IOC intends to decide in December on Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics – USA TODAY

Saturday, October 28, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Nancy Armour breaks down the current security concern for 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. USA TODAY Sports The IOC intends to decide in December on Russia’s participation in the Pyeongchang Olympics.(Photo: JEON HEON-KYUN, EPA-EFE) The International Olympic Committee intends to decide on Russia’s participation in the Pyeongchang Games in December. The IOC has been waiting on the findings…

English soccer goalie gets red card for peeing during game – Washington Post

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Let’s say you’re a professional soccer goalkeeper and you’ve stayed properly hydrated over the course of a game. Things are apt to get a little dicey over the course of those 90 minutes, if you catch my drift. If you’re Sam Crocombe, a goalkeeper for Salford City of the National League North in England, you’re simply not going to wait. On Saturday during a game against Bradford Park Avenue, he received a red…

Martinsville revels in history on 70th anniversary | NASCAR.com – Nascar

Saturday, October 28, 2017

RELATED: Full Martinsville schedule | Old track vs. young drivers MARTINSVILLE, Va. — The smallest track on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule is also the one that’s been around the longest. But Martinsville Speedway, measured out at just a shade over a half-mile, might not have been H. Clay Earles’ first attempt at stock car racing. “Clay, he run one little ol’ race … he took a motor grader…

John Hunter Nemechek exits Martinsville early; all eyes on Texas race – Nascar

Saturday, October 28, 2017

RELATED: Truck Series Playoff standings MARTINSVILLE, Va. — John Hunter Nemechek’s path to landing a spot in the Championship 4 just got significantly more difficult. On Lap 36 during Saturday’s playoff race at Martinsville Speedway, Nemechek lost control of his brakes and whacked the wall with the truck’s rear … ultimately ending his day at the Virginia short track. “I don’t really have any emotions right now,” Nemechek said after…

A trio of NASCAR drivers are in a Snapchat ‘Poop Group’ – For The Win

Saturday, October 28, 2017

By Michelle R. Martinelli October 27, 2017 1:46 pm Follow @MMartinelli4

Freshman Goalie Stonewalls UAH as Men’s Hockey Notches 1st … – Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Anyone in a carnelian and white jersey who steps into the goal creases of Lynah Rink immediately has sky-high expectations thrust upon them. With the likes of Mitch Gillam ’17, Andy Illes ’14, Ben Scrivens ’10 and, certainly not least, pro hockey hall-of-famer Ken Dryden ’69 all gracing the blue paint on East Hill, the bar is high for any iteration of a Cornell men’s hockey goalie. Thursday night, with…

Snapshot: Martinsville – Nascar

Saturday, October 28, 2017

RELATED: Full schedule for Martinsville At a Glance What: First Data 500Where: Martinsville Speedway, .526-mile ovalGreen flag: 3:13 p.m. ETTV/Radio: NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR RadioForecast: Showers likely early then mostly cloudy with a high temperature of 52 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Chance of precipitation 70 percent, with northwest winds 8 to 14 mph.National anthem: The Gaither Vocal Band.Grand Marshals: Frank Bisignano, First Data CEO and Chairman.Race distance:…

Burton family ‘rivalry’ on full display at Martinsville – Nascar

Friday, October 27, 2017

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — It’s been a while since a pair of Burtons hit the track for a NASCAR national series race — nearly a decade to be exact. That will change Saturday as Harrison Burton and Jeb Burton, sons of former drivers Jeff and Ward Burton respectively, will race in the Texas Roadhouse 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Martinsville Speedway (1 p.m. ET, FS1). The two cousins…

At 70, Martinsville revels in history and heritage, embraces future – Nascar

Friday, October 27, 2017

RELATED: Full Martinsville schedule | Old track vs. young drivers MARTINSVILLE, Va. — The smallest track on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule is also the one that’s been around the longest. But Martinsville Speedway, measured out at just a shade over a half-mile, might not have been H. Clay Earles’ first attempt at stock car racing. “Clay, he run one little ol’ race … he took a motor grader…

When seconds count: Inside NASCAR’s crazy competitive pit road – Nascar

Friday, October 27, 2017

The race is hours away but pit road is humming already. Over-the-wall guys hustle to get their stalls ready. Tire changers check their air guns. Tire carriers align their Goodyears just so. Jackmen make sure their jacks are safely out of sight. With NASCAR’s stage racing offering more chances to win points, those pit crew athletes’ performances have become more important than ever. It used to be that a bad…

A trio of NASCAR drivers are in a Snapchat ‘Poop Group’ – For The Win

Friday, October 27, 2017

By Michelle R. Martinelli October 27, 2017 1:46 pm Follow @MMartinelli4