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Full schedule for Richmond – Nascar

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

BUY TICKETS: See the races at Richmond The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series descend upon Richmond Raceway for a doubleheader weekend of NASCAR action. The 16-driver playoff field for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be set following this race. Monster Energy Series and XFINITY Series events are also live streamed online on the NBC Sports App, which can be accessed here. Check out the full on-track…

Cycling is dangerous – and not just for cyclists – The Guardian

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Chris Boardman is entirely right when he says that cycling is increasingly dangerous (Boardman: I avoid cycling on British roads, 1 September), citing the death of his own mother in a bike accident. But it’s not just British roads. Both my ex-husband and my daughter sustained extensive injuries having been knocked off their bikes by reckless car drivers in Oxford and Singapore respectively. My daughter was lucky to come out…

Syria Pursuit of Soccer History Alive After Draw With Ally Iran – Bloomberg

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

War-torn Syria kept its chances of a first-ever soccer World Cup finals qualification alive after an injury time goal earned it a draw with battlefield ally Iran. Finishing third in its group means Syria now faces a home and away series next month against either Saudi Arabia or Australia. It it eventually emerges as the winner, it would enter an intercontinental playoff in November. It took a 93rd-minute goal in…

NASCAR truck driver defends controversial bump-and-run move – For The Win

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Sunday took an unexpected turn on the last lap. Austin Cindric was chasing Kaz Grala and proved he was willing to do anything to get the win and clinch his spot in the series’ eight-driver playoffs. It was a two-man race, and as the drivers came into one of the final turns on the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Cindric —…

NASCAR Team: Subway Dropped Driver Sponsorship Because He Gave Out Donuts – Jalopnik

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Photo credit: Matt Hazlett/Getty Images Oh, corporate America, the pettiest of all Americas. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Daniel Suarez played along with a seemingly innocent TV segment before a race in July, where he helped pass out donuts. Two months later, Subway dropped its sponsorship of him, effective immediately. Suarez was on a pre-race NBC broadcast before the New Hampshire Motor Speedway race in the summer, which usually…

Hockey coach dodges rape charges after accuser dies of drug overdose – New York Post

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

An accused child rapist will skate free after the alleged victim — a retired NHL player — died from an apparent drug overdose. The former hockey pro, David Gove — who most recently worked as a minor league hockey coach — was found dead in April on the floor of a Pittsburgh homeless shelter, an apparent victim of a synthetic opioid called carfentanil, according to the Allegheny County Coroner’s Office….

NASCAR thoughts: Hamlin continues domination at Darlington – Roanoke Times

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

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NASCAR playoff breakdown: Who’s in, who needs help – Autoweek

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Second-year driver Chase Elliott, former champion Matt Kenseth and veteran Jamie McMurray can breathe somewhat easier in the days and nights leading into this weekend’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway. Barring a disheartening set of circumstances, at least two of them and most likely all three will qualify via points for NASCAR’s upcoming 16-driver, 10-race, four-round championship playoff series. The 400-lap, 300-miler at Richmond is the…

NASCAR thoughts: Hamlin continues domination at Darlington … – Roanoke Times

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

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US soccer team faces another crucial test against Honduras – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Things are heating up for the U.S. in soccer World Cup qualifying. And we’re not talking about the Americans’ suddenly precarious position in the six-team CONCACAF tournament, although we’ll get to that in a bit. First let’s talk about the weather. It was 91 degrees with 67% humidity when the U.S. team took the field for a Monday morning training session at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano. According to the heat index,…

Martin Truex Jr. clinches NASCAR regular-season championship by … – ESPN

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

9:27 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment DARLINGTON, S.C. — Martin Truex Jr. clinched the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season championship by winning the opening two stages Sunday night in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Truex nearly made it a sweep of the night, but he got a flat tire when trying to hold off Denny Hamlin for the win with two laps remaining….

Wickenheiser on mission to grow hockey on international stage – NHL.com

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

She decided to start WickFest in 2010, creating an annual festival in Calgary helping to develop girls in hockey at the grassroots level. WickFest has more than 2,500 females who come from across the globe to participate in the festival, making it the largest all-girl hockey tournament in the world. “We realized through WickFest that we could do some really good international development work through hockey,” Wickenheiser said. “Especially [in]…

Men’s Soccer Ends Texas Trip With 3-0 Loss to SMU – Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Want to keep up with everything Cornell sports? Sign up for our biweekly sports email newsletter and stay up-to-date with the Red. Click here! Closing out a trip in the Lone Star State, the men’s soccer team was unable to come away with a victory as it dropped Sunday night’s game to Southern Methodist University, 3-0, following a 2-2 draw Friday night against Incarnate Word. The Mustangs got on the board in the…

Martin Truex Jr. wins opening two stages Sunday to clinch regular-season championship – ESPN

Monday, September 04, 2017

11:12 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment DARLINGTON, S.C. — Martin Truex Jr. clinched the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season championship by winning the opening two stages Sunday night in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Truex nearly made it a sweep of the night, but suffered a flat tire when trying to hold off Denny Hamlin for the win with two laps remaining. He…

Late bump lifts Austin Cindric to Truck Series win at MoSport – Nascar

Monday, September 04, 2017

RELATED: Complete results | Playoff picture | Detailed breakdown | Every 2017 winner BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has a knack for hosting dramatic finishes, and Austin Cindric created one of his own in today’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. A dramatic last-lap incident saw Cindric push his No. 19 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford into the back of the No. 33 GMS Racing Chevrolet of Kaz Grala…

WATCH: Richard Petty drives 1967 Plymouth Belvedere before NASCAR throwback race – CBSSports.com

Monday, September 04, 2017

When it comes to NASCAR racing, no one knows winning more than ‘The King’ Richard Petty. Petty’s 200 wins are the most all-time in the sport by a country mile. David Pearson is second with 103 followed by Jeff Gordon’s 93. Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson leads active drivers with 83 wins. It’s highly unlikely that anyone will ever surpass Petty in checkered flags. On Sunday, The King, now 80 years…

Mechanical issues for Clint Bowyer lead to early exit, hinder playoff hopes – Nascar

Monday, September 04, 2017

RELATED: Playoff standings Clint Bowyer’s playoff chances were dealt a significant blow Sunday, with his No. 14 Stewart-Haas Ford expiring early and ending its day in the garage at Darlington Raceway. Bowyer and the team indicated that engine failure was the cause of his last-place finish in the Bojangles’ Southern 500. “As soon as I flipped the switch back on, it sounded terrible and I knew it was blowing up,” Bowyer told…

Cycling magazine apologizes for captioning photo of female rider ‘token attractive woman’ – Washington Post

Monday, September 04, 2017

A popular British cycling magazine has apologized for including a photo caption that read “token attractive woman” in its latest print edition. The caption in Cycling Weekly appears superimposed above the head of Hannah Noel, a member of the Hinckley Cycling Race Club in Leicester, England. “I made it into Cycling Weekly, it seems not for my ability as a female cyclist but as a ‘token attractive woman’ – I’m absolutely gutted and…

15 of Britain’s best wild cycling routes – Telegraph.co.uk

Sunday, September 03, 2017

After a mile and a half go right to Weeting, then join the road, and turn right, then left, on to All Saints. This takes you past Weeting Castle, a ruined medieval manor. The metalled road merges into an off-road track at Holme Farm. Follow this track to the A1065, where you turn right, then first left, on to a long, straight lane with trees either side. Take care here:…

15 of Britain’s best wild cycling routes – Telegraph.co.uk

Sunday, September 03, 2017

After a mile and a half go right to Weeting, then join the road, and turn right, then left, on to All Saints. This takes you past Weeting Castle, a ruined medieval manor. The metalled road merges into an off-road track at Holme Farm. Follow this track to the A1065, where you turn right, then first left, on to a long, straight lane with trees either side. Take care here:…