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18-wheelers to thunder through capital – where to watch (or avoid) NASCAR parade Thursday – Sacramento Bee

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Expect an unusual lunchtime traffic jam around the state Capitol on Thursday. Featuring the most famous 18-wheelers in motor sports, it’s the seventh annual NASCAR Hauler Parade. Circling Capitol Park shortly after noon, the parade features about 40 haulers, carrying the Monster Energy Cup Series race cars that will compete in Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Each truck is decked out with gigantic portraits of the drivers –…

Twitter to Live-Stream Women’s Hockey – New York Times

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

“I get the press release, jumped out of my seat, slammed my hands on my desk and said no way,” Battaglino said. “I was literally freaking out.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story The partnership with Twitter, officially announced on Tuesday, will provide a hefty lift to the league, which wrapped up a tumultuous second year of operation in March. In 2015, the N.W.H.L. became the first North American women’s…

Twitter to Live-Stream Women’s Hockey – New York Times

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

“I get the press release, jumped out of my seat, slammed my hands on my desk and said no way,” Battaglino said. “I was literally freaking out.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story The partnership with Twitter, officially announced on Tuesday, will provide a hefty boost to the league, which wrapped up a tumultuous second year of operation in March. In 2015, the N.W.H.L. became the first North American women’s…

‘There is always life after hockey’: Bryan Bickell adjusts to life with MS – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Two-year-old Makayla Bickell loves to talk about hockey. Since April, she has repeatedly asked her parents when they are going back to the arena to see another game. But the answer isn’t so easy. Her dad, Bryan Bickell, received a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in November 2016. A three-time Stanley Cup winner with the Chicago Blackhawks, Bickell decided to retire from the sport in April. The former forward played 10…

What NASCAR needs is new rivalries, personalities – MyAJC

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

They’re handing out participation trophies in NASCAR now. Or what amounts to them, anyway. Such is the state of America’s top stock-car racing circuit that the leader of each stage of the race _ they’re divided into threes — earns bonus points toward the end-of-the-season playoffs. Sunday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway, Martin Truex Jr., led after the first two stages — 60 laps and then 120 laps.  …

Barrington’s Tyler Inamoto trying to be trailblazer for Japanese hockey players – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A hockey stick doesn’t resemble a samurai sword, but when Tyler Inamoto takes his primary weapon in his hands, he tries to channel the same principles on the ice that samurai had centuries ago. Inamoto, who lives in Barrington, tries to live his life by the Japanese code of Bushido, which dates to the beginning of the 17th century. Its virtues include integrity, courage, respect, honor, duty, loyalty, honesty and…

Barrington’s Tyler Inamoto trying to be trailblazer for Japanese hockey players – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A hockey stick doesn’t resemble a samurai sword, but when Tyler Inamoto takes his primary weapon in his hands, he tries to channel the same principles on the ice that samurai had centuries ago. Inamoto, who lives in Barrington, tries to live his life by the Japanese code of Bushido, which dates to the beginning of the 17th century. Its virtues include integrity, courage, respect, honor, duty, loyalty, honesty and…

Video Replay In Soccer Sucks – Deadspin

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Photo credit: Buda Mendes/Getty For most of the soccer world, this summer’s Confederations Cup is the first time fans will have seen the sport’s much ballyhooed instant replay system live and in action. And as anyone familiar with replay’s fundamental epistemological shortcomings could’ve predicted, the whole process blows. The Video Assistant Referee, or VAR for short, is an additional, off-pitch ref who aids the head referee at certain critical moments….

Soccer as Education: FC Barcelona’s Philosophy Goes Global – NBCNews.com

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A soccer club that for decades was identified with regional pride has morphed into a global phenomenon, in large part through its philosophy as well as through its players and fans. “Més que un club,” more than just a club, is the Catalan motto of Fútbol Club Barcelona. For years, FC Barcelona symbolized Catalan regional pride in the face of Spanish centralism based in Madrid. But the game of soccer…

Barrington’s Tyler Inamoto trying to be trailblazer for Japanese hockey players – Chicago Tribune

Monday, June 19, 2017

A hockey stick doesn’t resemble a samurai sword, but when Tyler Inamoto takes his primary weapon in his hands, he tries to channel the same principles on the ice that samurai had centuries ago. Inamoto, who lives in Barrington, tries to live his life by the Japanese code of Bushido, which dates to the beginning of the 17th century. Its virtues include integrity, courage, respect, honor, duty, loyalty, honesty and…

Barrington’s Tyler Inamoto trying to be trailblazer for Japanese hockey players – Chicago Tribune

Monday, June 19, 2017

A hockey stick doesn’t resemble a samurai sword, but when Tyler Inamoto takes his primary weapon in his hands, he tries to channel the same principles on the ice that samurai had centuries ago. Specifically, who lives in Barrington, tries to live his life by the Japanese code of Bushido, which dates to the beginning of the 17th century. Its virtues include integrity, courage, respect, honor, duty, loyalty, honesty and…

What NASCAR, MIS need are some sparkling new rivalries, personalities – Detroit Free Press

Monday, June 19, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Dakarai Moore, 12, of Detroit, who has had both of his legs amputated, did a pace car lap and hung out with NASCAR Cup Series driver David Ragan before Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway. Video by George Sipple/DFP Kyle Larson raises his arms after exiting his car after winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Brooklyn, Mich.(Photo: Carlos…

World Cup status more secure, U.S. soccer shifts attention toward … – Washington Post

Monday, June 19, 2017

Bruce Arena with Christian Pulisic and Michael Bradley after the 1-1 draw in Mexico City last weekend. (Eduardo Verdugo/Associated Press) With the U.S. World Cup qualifying campaign on stable ground, Bruce Arena will set aside global aims for a few weeks and turn attention to regional ambitions: the CONCACAF Gold Cup, a biennial competition with no bearing on next year’s grand tournament in Russia. The national team coach has promised…

British Cycling Cultivated ‘Culture of Fear,’ Report Finds – The New … – New York Times

Monday, June 19, 2017

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World Cup status more secure, US soccer shifts attention toward Gold Cup – Washington Post

Monday, June 19, 2017

Bruce Arena with Christian Pulisic and Michael Bradley after the 1-1 draw in Mexico City last weekend. (Eduardo Verdugo/Associated Press) With the U.S. World Cup qualifying campaign on stable ground, Bruce Arena will set aside global aims for a few weeks and turn attention to regional ambitions: the CONCACAF Gold Cup, a biennial competition with no bearing on next year’s grand tournament in Russia. The national team coach has promised…

NASCAR Michigan 2017 results: Kyle Larson wins FireKeepers Casino 400 – SB Nation

Monday, June 19, 2017

Kyle Larson passed Kyle Busch to take the lead with 15 laps remaining, then withstood a sequence of late restarts to win the FireKeepers Casino 400 Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. Larson started on the pole and led a race-high 96 of 200 laps in scoring his second victory of the 2017 Monster Energy Cup Series season, with his previous win coming at Auto Club Speedway in March. The Chip…

British Cycling Cultivated ‘Culture of Fear,’ Report Finds – New York Times

Monday, June 19, 2017

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NASCAR at Michigan International Speedway predictions, picks, odds: Four who can win – CBSSports.com

Monday, June 19, 2017

Who takes the checkered flag on the fast track at Michigan International Speedway? Here are our picks for Sunday’s race Winner: Joey Logano It’s hard to bet against Logano this week especially after he won this race last year. The No. 22 has already been to Victory Lane once this season along with eight top-10 finishes. Logano is set to start seventh and will have his teammate, Pocono winner Ryan…

Women’s Sport Week 2017: Gender prize money gap narrowing, new study shows – BBC Sport

Monday, June 19, 2017

More than 80% of sports now pay equal prize money The gender prize money gap in sport is closing with more sports than ever achieving parity at the top level, a BBC Sport study has found. A total of 83% of sports now reward men and women equally, according to the study commissioned for Women’s Sport Week. Cricket, golf and football showed some of the biggest disparities although prize money…

Watch NASCAR at Michigan International Speedway: Starting lineup, start time, TV, live stream, predictions – CBSSports.com

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Who wins on the fast track at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday? The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup rolls on with the FireKeepers Casino 400 following a thrilling finish in Saturday’s Xfinity Series Cup race. Denny Hamlin passed rookie William Byron on the last lap to win his second Xfinity Series race at MIS in the closest finish (0.012 seconds) in track history.  After an eventful weekend in Pocono, some drivers…