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TfL cycling data analysis: revolutionary or displacement activity? – The Guardian (blog)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Mike Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, once said “in God we trust; everyone else bring data”. London has moved towards the mantra of one man who transformed a city for cycling by using a major data analysis to show where cycling routes could be built to get the greatest number of people on to two wheels. Transport for London (TfL) has taken census data, cycle counts, surveys and…

Russell Westbrook rocks old-school NASCAR shirt on Instagram … – FOXSports.com

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Maybe it was simply a fashion statement, or maybe Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is secretly a big fan of NASCAR. Either way, he posted a picture on Instagram on Wednesday wearing a 1993 Winston Cup Series t-shirt and pajama pants. It’s quite an interesting fashion statement by Westbrook, who has made a name for himself by wearing absurd outfits to post-game interviews and public appearances. The shirt says…

Intel and the IOC ink 7-year Olympics tech deal for VR, drones and more – TechCrunch

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Intel has been targeting the sports industry as part of its bigger push into emerging technologies (and finding customers for the resulting new services), and today the company announced its latest play in that area. Intel has signed a wide-ranging deal with the International Olympic Committee to develop technology solutions for the Olympic Games, including developing applications and platforms for VR (including the first live broadcast in VR of Olympics events),…

North Korea could co-host 2018 Winter Olympics, Seoul suggests – The Guardian

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

South Korea has proposed that North Korea host some of the skiing events at next year’s Winter Olympics, in a move it hopes will ease cross-border political tensions. The South Korean sports minister, Do Jong-hwan, has also suggested forming an inter-Korean women’s ice hockey team to compete at the Games, which open in February in the South Korean town of Pyeongchang. Do cited North Korea’s “top-class” Masikryong ski resort as…

Mexico Urges Soccer Fans to Stop Homophobic Chant – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s football federation (FMF) has appealed to its fans at the Confederations Cup in Russia to stop a long-used chant which soccer’s governing body FIFA says is homophobic. FIFA said on Tuesday it had warned the FMF about the misconduct of a “small group of Mexican fans in relation to insulting and discriminatory chants” during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Portugal. Mexico fans have long shouted an insult…

Kyle Larson leads twisting NASCAR road show back to Sonoma – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

When NASCAR’s frequent fluctuations with rules and points are juxtaposed against the redundancy of left turn after left turn after left turn, the stark contrast can create a contradictory landscape: Is anything really changing? Appropriately this weekend, the Monster Energy Cup season heads back to California for Sunday’s Toyota / Save Mart 350 on Sonoma Raceway’s 2.52-mile road course, where at least the drivers will be turning right as well…

Tony DiCicco, Popular Coach of the US Women’s Soccer Team, Dies at 68 – New York Times

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

“Tony never felt like he knew everything,” Mia Hamm, the team’s star forward, said in a telephone interview on Tuesday. “It was incredibly empowering. His security breathed so much confidence into all of us. What it told me was that I didn’t have to be perfect 100 percent of the time. There were incredibly talented people around me, and they were going to help pick me up.” Advertisement Continue reading…

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

Wednesday, June 21, 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…

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…