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Swimming: Campbell rediscovers love for swimming after long break – Reuters

Friday, October 27, 2017

(Reuters) – Australian swimmer Cate Campbell professed a new-found love for her sport after breaking the 100 meters freestyle short course world record upon her return from a long break. The 25-year-old clocked a time of 50.25 seconds at the Australian Short Course Swimming Championships in Adelaide to beat Swede Sarah Sjostrom’s record time by 0.33 seconds. It was Campbell’s first competition since the 2016 Rio Olympics where she failed…

Comcast Community Champion of the Year Award finalists announced – Nascar

Friday, October 27, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – Comcast announced today the finalists for the 2017 Comcast Community Champion of the Year Award, which was created to recognize the charitable efforts of individuals associated with the NASCAR industry. Comcast’s Xfinity brand has been the Official Entertainment Provider of NASCAR® and entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR XFINITY Series™ since 2015. The 2017 finalists are: Jimmie Johnson, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver and founder of the Jimmie Johnson…

English Soccer Clubs Plan to Launch Breakaway ‘Premier League 2’ – Bloomberg

Friday, October 27, 2017

Some of England’s most-followed soccer clubs currently playing in the second-tier Championship are in early discussions about forming a breakaway league, according to people familiar with the matter. Frustrated by a recent broadcast contract with Sky Plc which they see as too long and too small in value, at least 10 clubs have given their support to trying to find an alternative, said the people, who asked not to identified…

UK league’s baffling skate-kick suspension is a case of dumb ‘hockey logic’ – ESPN

Friday, October 27, 2017

8:20 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment It was a nasty game between the Belfast Giants and the Sheffield Steelers on Sunday night in the U.K.’s Elite Ice Hockey League, and that nastiness manifested in one of the most stunning displays of violence in the young season — and one of the most controversial decisions by a hockey league’s player safety department. Defenseman Spiro Goulakos of…

Ex-Coyotes captain Shane Doan joins NHL hockey operations – ESPN

Friday, October 27, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Shane Doan is beginning his post-playing career in the NHL’s hockey operations department, where the longtime Arizona Coyotes captain will get a feel for how the league office works. After playing 21 seasons for the Winnipeg Jets/Coyotes franchise, the 41-year-old will work closely with senior executive vice president of hockey operations Colin Campbell, who hasn’t carved out a specific set of responsibilities…

Two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso to compete in Rolex 24 – Nascar

Friday, October 27, 2017

Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso will be competing alongside the world’s best sports car drivers in the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway’s road course on Jan. 27-28, 2018, the United Autosports team announced Thursday. Alonso will be part of the team’s two-car prototype effort in the WeatherTech Championship’s lead class, co-driving a Ligier LM P2 with Lando Norris, a McLaren development driver, and Phil Hanson, the reigning…

Darrell Wallace Jr. to become full-time NASCAR driver – The Philadelphia Tribune

Friday, October 27, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Darrell Wallace Jr. will become the first Black full-time driver at NASCAR’s top level since 1971 when he takes over Richard Petty’s iconic ride next season. The 24-year-old Wallace, more commonly referred to by his nickname of “Bubba,” became the first Black driver to race at NASCAR’s top level since 2006 when he replaced an injured Aric Almirola earlier this year. At the…

NASCAR at Martinsville: Playoff standings, schedule, qualifying drivers for Round of 8 race – Sporting News

Friday, October 27, 2017

Just three races remain until the NASCAR Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Currently there are eight drivers vying for the four spots in the title race as the Round of 8 begins Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. Martin Truex Jr., who is coming off a win at Kansas, owns a comfortable 27-point lead over Kyle Busch and a 43-point lead over Brad Keselowski, who won at Martinsville earlier this season.  At…

Which four drivers get out of the semifinals to race for the championship? – ESPN

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Our experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in motorsports as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Martinsville Speedway on Sunday for the first race in the semifinal round of the playoffs: Turn 1: The Round of 8 is all set for the semifinals. Who do you have advancing to the final four for the championship race at…

Soccer dad arrested for attacking coach after daughter’s match – New York Post

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The father of a female soccer player allegedly assaulted a coach after three teens were ejected for fighting during a game, prompting the man to confront an opposing coach in a parking lot, police said. Sherman Eagen, 47, of Wilton, Conn., was charged with third-degree assault, third-degree strangulation, second-degree unlawful restraint and second-degree breach of peace following Wednesday’s game between Wilton High School and Ludlowe High School in Wilton, the…

Bridge is not a sport and can’t have tax break, says European Court of Justice – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bridge is not a sport, European Union judges ruled today, in a decision that dealt a blow to British clubs’ hopes of a VAT tax break. To be classified as a sport under EU tax law, the European Court of Justice said this morning, an activity must have a significant physical element. Duplicate bridge, while played competitively at national and international level, is a card game. The EU’s VAT Directive,…

NASCAR Champion’s Week schedule announced – Nascar

Thursday, October 26, 2017

RELATED: Get a good look at the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Soon after the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ champion is crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup will head to Las Vegas as NASCAR hosts its annual Champion’s Week festivities. Fans will gather in Las Vegas for events honoring the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Playoff Drivers,…

North Korea tensions prompt GB to prepare Winter Olympics ‘evacuation’ – The Guardian

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Plans are being drawn up to evacuate British athletes from the Winter Olympics in South Korea if there is an escalation in tensions between North Korea and the west. The British Olympic Association is “working on all possible contingency plans” because of the deteriorating situation in the region. Its assessment came hours before a North Korean official warned the world should take Kim Jong-un’s threat to detonate a nuclear device…

NASCAR – Breaking down the third round playoffs grid – ESPN.com – ESPN

Thursday, October 26, 2017

12:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Now it’s time to be both lucky and good. With the NASCAR Cup playoff field cut to eight drivers, advancing to be among the four drivers competing for the championship at Homestead will take strong performances and perhaps some good fortune. Even Martin Truex Jr. refuses to think he can avoid calamity even though he has nearly a one-race…

NASCAR Champion’s Week schedule announced – Nascar

Thursday, October 26, 2017

RELATED: Get a good look at the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Soon after the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ champion is crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup will head to Las Vegas as NASCAR hosts its annual Champion’s Week festivities. Fans will gather in Las Vegas for events honoring the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Playoff Drivers,…

North Korea tensions prompt GB to prepare Winter Olympics … – The Guardian

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Plans are being drawn up to evacuate British athletes from the Winter Olympics in South Korea if there is an escalation in tensions between North Korea and the west. The British Olympic Association is “working on all possible contingency plans” because of the deteriorating situation in the region. Its assessment came hours before a North Korean official warned the world should take Kim Jong-un’s threat to detonate a nuclear device…

NASCAR Champion’s Week schedule announced – Nascar

Thursday, October 26, 2017

RELATED: Get a good look at the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Soon after the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ champion is crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup will head to Las Vegas as NASCAR hosts its annual Champion’s Week festivities. Fans will gather in Las Vegas for events honoring the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Playoff Drivers,…

North Korea tensions prompt GB to prepare Winter Olympics ‘evacuation’ – The Guardian

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Plans are being drawn up to evacuate British athletes from the Winter Olympics in South Korea if there is an escalation in tensions between North Korea and the west. The British Olympic Association is “working on all possible contingency plans” because of the deteriorating situation in the region. Its assessment came hours before a North Korean official warned the world should take Kim Jong-un’s threat to detonate a nuclear device…

Guatemalan Soccer Executive Gets 8 Months in FIFA Corruption Case – New York Times

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Judge Chen expressed little regard for the fact that Mr. Trujillo’s crimes were not considered crimes in his own country, noting that he had used the United States banking system and routed bribe money through a construction company in Seattle while also creating a sham construction contract, seeking to evade prosecutors even after the American case was announced in 2015. Still, in imposing a sentence that was less than a…

NASCAR Champion’s Week schedule announced – Nascar

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

RELATED: Get a good look at the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Soon after the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ champion is crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup will head to Las Vegas as NASCAR hosts its annual Champion’s Week festivities. Fans will gather in Las Vegas for events honoring the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Playoff Drivers,…