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Opinion: NASCAR fails another self-imposed test – Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Thursday, March 23, 2017

NASCAR had a self-imposed test this week and in almost record time it failed once again. On Friday morning at Phoenix International Raceway, in response to a meeting NASCAR called between drivers Joey Logano and Kyle Busch, NASCAR executive vice president Steve O’Donnell issued the following edict, “We’re very clear that we’re not going to allow a car to be used as a weapon.” It took less than…

All-area hockey teams – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Waukesha players mob Garrett Wilderman along the boards after his game-winning overtime goal in a semifinal of the WIAA state boys hockey tournament March 3 in Madison.(Photo: Joe Koshollek for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Four local hockey teams stood out all season and it is reflected in the Journal Sentinel’s all-area squad. State runner-up Waukesha (26-4), state-qualifier Arrowhead (24-3-1), University School (20-7) and Homestead (18-7) were a combined 88-21-1 this…

Pete Hamilton, one of NASCAR’s superspeedway aces, dies at age 74 – Charlotte Observer

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Pete Hamilton, who was at his best at NASCAR’s superspeedways, died Wednesday. He was 74. Hamilton won four career Cup races – including consecutive Daytona 500s in 1970 and ’71. He also won twice at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in 1971. Hamilton’s victory at Daytona in 1970 came in the No. 40 Plymouth Superbird of Petty Enterprises, for which he ran 16 races that season. The other Petty car – No….

Going back to the Winter OIympics is inevitable for the league, NHLPA – ESPN

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

12:46 PM ET Close ESPN Senior Writer Covers hockey for ESPN.com 10 years at Toronto Sun, Windsor Star and National Post Wrote best-selling true crime book “Deadly Innocence” Close ESPN Senior Writer Covers the NHL for ESPN.com and TSN in Canada Six years on the “Hockey Night In Canada” Hotstove panel 13 years at The Canadian Press national news agency Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Commissioner Gary…

Mike Keenan embraces challenge of China’s ‘untapped hockey frontier’ – ESPN

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

10:35 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Mike Keenan is set to embark on the most extraordinary challenge of his hockey career. Considering that Keenan has served as head coach of eight NHL teams — the Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers and Calgary Flames — that is significant. Keenan, long known as Iron Mike for…

Winter Olympics set for new Alpine skiing team event – Olympics

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

facebook Share twitter Share Featuring on the Olympic programme for the first time at PyeongChang 2018 – alongside fellow debutants mixed doubles curling, big air snowboarding and mass-start speed skating – the Alpine skiing national mixed team event promises to provide quite a spectacle. Meeting in Lausanne on 8 June 2015, the IOC Executive Board finalised the programme for…

Paris sets up showdown with Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A leader of Paris’s 2024 Olympic bid has firmly rejected the idea of waiting until 2028 to host the Summer Games, telling the International Olympic Committee, “It’s now or never.” “It’s not possible,” Tony Estanguet, an IOC member and co-chair of the Paris bid committee, told reporters in London. “Either the IOC family wants to choose Paris for ’24 or we will not come back for ’28.” Paris and Los…

British Cycling to miss out on £17m of funding until culture fears are addressed – The Guardian

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sport England is to withhold £17m of funding from British Cycling until the sport’s governing body can ease fears over how it is being run. The Sport England chairman Nick Bitel insists British Cycling must “meet the highest standards of governance” before receiving the funding after a draft report of an investigation into alleged failings in the culture at cycling’s governing body was leaked. The report accused the cycling body…

NASCAR: What Daniel Suarez thinks about racing at Auto Club Speedway – Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mexican-born NASCAR driver Daniel Suarez acknowledges there’s a sort of familiarity when he comes to the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. In his first four races in the No. 19 car, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver has had one top-10 finish and is 21st in the point standings. Coming off a career-high finish in Phoenix last weekend, Suarez is looking to turn a corner on…

US Women’s Hockey Team Sees ‘a Lot of Progress’ Toward a Deal – New York Times

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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A million-dollar idea to liven up NASCAR racing – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sometimes, the best ideas aren’t new ideas at all. Sometimes, the best ideas are old ideas brought up to date with the times. From 1985-97, R.J. Reynolds sponsored something called “The Winston Million,” a $1 million bonus to any driver who could win three of NASCAR’s biggest four races in a single season: The Daytona 500, the spring Talladega race, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte and the Southern 500 at…

The world’s greatest cycling holidays (according to you) – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

This week’s winner Going Dutch in the saddle My tip would be to join Vrienden op de Fiets (vriendenopdefiets.nl/en), literally translated as Friends on Bikes, for an authentic cycling experience in the Netherlands.  Taking our bikes on the ferry to Rotterdam, we had a wonderful week navigating the car-free Dutch cycle paths that criss-cross this super-friendly country. Every afternoon, we would phone one of the 6,000 guest contacts that came…

Oops: Soccer player accidentally thanks wife AND girlfriend in live interview – My Fox Boston

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Fox rescued from soccer net in England – UPI.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March 21 (UPI) — The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in England helped rescue a fox trapped inside the net of a soccer goal. The fox was struggling to free itself from the side of the soccer net at a school in Hertfordshire when animal control officers arrived to cut it loose. Animal Collection Officer Grace Mead said the fox was uninjured and was released back…

US Women’s Hockey Team Sees ‘a Lot of Progress’ Toward a Deal – New York Times

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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The world’s greatest cycling holidays (according to you) – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

This week’s winner Going Dutch in the saddle My tip would be to join Vrienden op de Fiets (vriendenopdefiets.nl/en), literally translated as Friends on Bikes, for an authentic cycling experience in the Netherlands.  Taking our bikes on the ferry to Rotterdam, we had a wonderful week navigating the car-free Dutch cycle paths that criss-cross this super-friendly country. Every afternoon, we would phone one of the 6,000 guest contacts that came…

2020 Tokyo Olympics golf course votes to allow women members – Golfweek.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

TOKYO — The course that will host the 2020 Olympic golf tournament has avoided being stripped of the event by deciding to change its membership policy to include women. The Kasumigaseki Country Club said Monday its executive board decided on the change after discussions among its members. The membership policy came under scrutiny when Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike urged it to admit women as full members. Other critics said the…

Road where NASCAR’s Kyle Busch did 128 mph getting a safety roundabout – Charlotte Observer

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The country road at Lake Norman near Mooresville where NASCAR driver Kyle Busch was caught driving 128 mph is getting a roundabout to slow speeders and cut the number of wrecks. The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday about its proposed roundabout at Perth Road and Cornelius Road. The meeting will be at Troutman Town Hall, 400 North Eastway Drive ….

China’s soccer spending spree was fueled by one political push—and will be foiled by another – Quartz

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

An avid soccer fan, China’s president Xi Jinping has never shied from voicing his ambition to turn the nation into a superpower in the sport. That has spurred Chinese investors to buy up European soccer clubs and lure star players away from their home teams with astronomical paychecks. While the spending spree has so far done little to help realize Xi’s soccer dream (given the national team’s constantly poor performance),…

USA Hockey, women’s national team to continue negotiations – ESPN

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The U.S. women’s national hockey team and USA Hockey officials broke off their meeting Monday without reaching an agreement, but members of both sides expressed optimism that they could agree to end the team’s announced boycott of the March 31-April 7 IIHF World Championships in Plymouth, Michigan. The two sides plan to continue discussions this week in the hopes of making enough progress toward the team’s goal of higher wages…