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Arnold Schwarzenegger schools internet troll for mocking Special Olympics – Chicago Tribune

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Arnold Schwarzenegger turned an offensive comment about the Special Olympics that someone left on his Facebook page into a “teachable moment” this week. The comment came in response to a video the former bodybuilding champion posted Thursday to his page congratulating the winners of the Special Olympics World Games held earlier this week in Austria, where Schwarzenegger is from. Schwarzenegger appears in the video message that also features the text,…

Hamilton makes NASCAR history as first black race director – WTAE Pittsburgh

Sunday, March 26, 2017

FONTANA, Calif. — Jusan Hamilton grew up working on cars in his grandfather’s garage, and he has been in love with motorsports ever since. He dreamed of driving all the way from upstate New York’s dirt tracks to the bright lights of NASCAR. When it didn’t work out behind the wheel, he poured himself into a career behind the scenes of racing. Hamilton hit a milestone Saturday when he debuted…

Where’s the line you can’t cross in NASCAR? – ESPN

Sunday, March 26, 2017

11:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — Austin Dillon tried to joke a little about what he would do if he found himself feeling the anger he felt last Saturday. What he won’t do is drive into another car under caution, as he did in squeezing Cole Custer into the wall at fairly slow speed a week ago at Phoenix Raceway. NASCAR technically…

USA Hockey continues attempt to find potential replacement players – ESPN

Sunday, March 26, 2017

With a game against rival Canada in the International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship less than a week away, USA Hockey has widened its net in an attempt to identify potential replacement players for the boycotting senior national team. The sides remain in a dispute over inequitable treatment and fair wages, with the women vowing not to play until it is settled. USA Hockey has now reached out to…

NASCAR’s biggest stars struggling to stay out of trouble at Auto Club – FOXSports.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The list of names is as staggering as all the things they’ve accomplished in racing: Jimmie Johnson, seven-time champion in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Kyle Busch, the 2015 series champion. Kevin Harvick, the 2014 series champ. Brad Keselowski, winner of the 2012 title. Daytona 500 winner and 2004 champion Kurt Busch. Current points leader Kyle Larson. Rising star Chase Elliott. And that’s only a partial…

NASCAR goes Hollywood with young drivers leading the way – The Oakland Press

Sunday, March 26, 2017

FONTANA, Calif. >> Ryan Blaney already had his Hollywood moment earlier in the week when he got a photo with actress Daisy Ridley at a Lakers game. “She had no idea who I was,” Blaney said with a grin. “I wasn’t going to be like, ‘Hey, I drive race cars.’ You can’t do that. That’s not cool. … We didn’t really…

Where’s the line you can’t cross in NASCAR? – ESPN

Sunday, March 26, 2017

11:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — Austin Dillon tried to joke a little about what he would do if he found himself feeling the anger he felt last Saturday. What he won’t do is drive into another car under caution, as he did in squeezing Cole Custer into the wall at fairly slow speed a week ago at Phoenix Raceway. NASCAR technically…

NASCAR’s biggest stars struggling to stay out of trouble at Auto Club – FOXSports.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The list of names is as staggering as all the things they’ve accomplished in racing: Jimmie Johnson, seven-time champion in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Kyle Busch, the 2015 series champion. Kevin Harvick, the 2014 series champ. Brad Keselowski, winner of the 2012 title. Daytona 500 winner and 2004 champion Kurt Busch. Current points leader Kyle Larson. Rising star Chase Elliott. And that’s only a partial…

Trinity Loses 4-1 To Norwich For Division III Hockey Title – Hartford Courant

Sunday, March 26, 2017

This was not a perfect season for Trinity, certainly not one that followed the path its coach assumed it would. There were multiple concerns that by mid-January needed to be addressed. Luckily for the Bantams, there was time to save things. And that’s precisely what they did over the last two months when everything was slowly put back on its track. And thanks to an 11-game winning streak that righted…

Kyle Larson wins NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Fontana – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Kyle Larson and Joey Logano each overcame early problems to square off for the victory at the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at Auto Club Speedway. But Larson’s comeback had a bit extra to give the 24-year-old Californian the victory by 1.3 seconds over Logano in the Service King 300 in NASCAR’s second-level series. The win extended Larson’s strong weekend at the two-mile Fontana track. He’s also on the pole…

Where’s the line you can’t cross in NASCAR? – ESPN

Saturday, March 25, 2017

11:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — Austin Dillon tried to joke a little about what he would do if he found himself feeling the anger he felt last Saturday. What he won’t do is drive into another car under caution, as he did in squeezing Cole Custer into the wall at fairly slow speed a week ago at Phoenix Raceway. NASCAR technically…

NASCAR community wishes Happy Birthday to Danica Patrick, Amy Earnhardt – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 25 is an auspicious day for two of the most influential women in the NASCAR community, as both Danica Patrick, the driver of the No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, and Amy Earnhardt, wife of Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrate birthdays today. There were plenty of good wishes for both to go around on social media Saturday. Here’s a smattering of what folks had to say to Patrick and…

US women’s hockey players get support for boycott – Chicago Tribune

Saturday, March 25, 2017

As sports organizations and notable hockey figures express support of the U.S. women’s team, several players say they rejected overtures from USA Hockey to serve as replacements for the upcoming world championships. Two players told The Associated Press on Friday that USA Hockey reached out to them to gauge their interest for the worlds, which begin next week in Plymouth, Michigan. Brittany Ott, a goaltender for the Boston Pride of…

Where’s the line you can’t cross in NASCAR? – ESPN

Saturday, March 25, 2017

11:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — Austin Dillon tried to joke a little about what he would do if he found himself feeling the anger he felt last Saturday. What he won’t do is drive into another car under caution, as he did in squeezing Cole Custer into the wall at fairly slow speed a week ago at Phoenix Raceway. NASCAR technically…

Brennan Poole isn’t down with NASCAR’s fitness craze – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The new thing that’s getting all the social media attention in NASCAR right now is cycling and fitness. Jimmie Johnson leads the movement that gained media attention when he got Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. into spandex riding gear. From there, Dale Jr. got Alex Bowman fitted for a bike and the trend was off. In honor of the fitness movement in NASCAR, @TheBuzzer’s Daryl Motte wanted to see…

Women’s Team’s Fight Sheds Light on USA Hockey Leadership – New York Times

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Danica Patrick says ‘give me my money back’ as NASCAR doesn’t fine Austin Dillon – FOXSports.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

One of the biggest stories last week at Phoenix Raceway was Austin Dillon and Cole Custer’s battle in the XFINITY Series. Dillon got spun by Custer late in the race and retaliated by forcing Custer into the wall. NASCAR announced that there wouldn’t be any penalties or fines for Dillon after the incident. Danica Patrick weighed in on the lack of a fine to Dillon during media availability on Friday…

Women’s Team’s Fight Sheds Light on USA Hockey Leadership – New York Times

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Memorable moments from Special Olympics World Games – ESPN

Saturday, March 25, 2017

8:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Nearly 2,700 athletes from 105 nations descended upon the Austrian cities of Schladming, Ramsau and Graz to compete in the Special Olympics World Winter Games, which concluded Friday. The athletes, including nearly 200 from the United States, competed in the sports of skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, figure skating, speed skating, floor hockey and floor ball. But they did more than…