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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…

France to skip 2018 Olympics in South Korea if security not ‘assured’ – New York Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

PARIS/SEOUL – France’s Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, France’s sports minister said on Thursday, the first major doubts by a participating nation about growing North Korean tensions. The games organizer said on Friday that it is closely monitoring the current geopolitical situation with the South Korean government, adding that safety is the top priority. Tensions in…

New Turf Fight Has US Soccer and Women’s Team at Odds Again – New York Times

Friday, September 22, 2017

In April, when U.S. Soccer and the women’s national team announced they had agreed to terms on a new C.B.A., they ended a public fight that had been framed largely as a dispute over the issue of equal pay. But each side also heralded the deal as something more valuable: the start of a new partnership, one that gave the players a bigger voice in their team’s day-to-day affairs. Now,…

‘Sunil Gulati has an agenda – to stay in power in US Soccer and that is it’ – The Guardian

Friday, September 22, 2017

Eric Wynalda doesn’t yet know if he will run for president of the United States Soccer Federation next year but he does know something has to change at the top of the sport in America. Wynalda, apparently, is not alone. After 11 unchallenged years as USSF president, incumbent Sunil Gulati will face at least two – and possibly more – declared rivals at an election in February. Wynalda comes with…

France to skip 2018 Olympics in South Korea if security not ‘assured’ – New York Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

PARIS/SEOUL – France’s Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, France’s sports minister said on Thursday, the first major doubts by a participating nation about growing North Korean tensions. The games organizer said on Friday that it is closely monitoring the current geopolitical situation with the South Korean government, adding that safety is the top priority. Tensions in…

New Turf Fight Has U.S. Soccer and Women’s Team at Odds Again … – New York Times

Friday, September 22, 2017

In April, when U.S. Soccer and the women’s national team announced they had agreed to terms on a new C.B.A., they ended a public fight that had been framed largely as a dispute over the issue of equal pay. But each side also heralded the deal as something more valuable: the start of a new partnership, one that gave the players a bigger voice in their team’s day-to-day affairs. Now,…

Dangerous cycling: What is the current law and how might it change? – The Independent

Friday, September 22, 2017

A spate of high-profile road accidents involving bikes has sparked a national debate on laws covering reckless cycling. The Government this week announced an “urgent” legal review in the wake of the sentencing of Charlie Alliston, 20, who knocked down and killed 44-year-old mother Kim Briggs while riding a bike with no front brake. The case prompted calls for the introduction of new charges that apply specifically to cyclists who…

Norwegian police level cycling fan who got too close to rider at … – Washington Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

Germany’s Tony Martin didn’t notice the commotion behind him on Wednesday. But the Internet did. (Marit Hommedal/NTB Scanpix via Reuters) Cycling fans at the UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway, beware. Police officers charged with overseeing the race appear to have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to spectators getting too close to riders. On Thursday, during the time trial event, two officers mercilessly tackled a fan, who was…

Goodyear executive explains why option tire was not a hit at … – Autoweek

Friday, September 22, 2017

As NASCAR nears the second round of the Cup Series playoffs and another application of PJ1 TrackBite to improve the racing product at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, most of the industry has already moved on from another experiment tried earlier this season. Remember when Goodyear offered a softer option tire at the NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway? The set was supposed to produce lap times…

France to skip 2018 Olympics in South Korea if security not ‘assured’ – New York Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

PARIS/SEOUL – France’s Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, France’s sports minister said on Thursday, the first major doubts by a participating nation about growing North Korean tensions. The games organizer said on Friday that it is closely monitoring the current geopolitical situation with the South Korean government, adding that safety is the top priority. Tensions in…

New Turf Fight Has US Soccer and Women’s Team at Odds Again – New York Times

Friday, September 22, 2017

In April, when U.S. Soccer and the women’s national team announced they had agreed to terms on a new C.B.A., they ended a public fight that had been framed largely as a dispute over the issue of equal pay. But each side also heralded the deal as something more valuable: the start of a new partnership, one that gave the players a bigger voice in their team’s day-to-day affairs. Now,…