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NASCAR’s new rules: Testing ban, horsepower reduction – USA TODAY

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NASCAR told its teams Tuesday that the 2015 rules package included a reduction in horsepower and downforce.(Photo: Jerry Lai, USA TODAY Sports) NASCAR released its 2015 rules Tuesday with sweeping changes to reduce testing, detune engines and deemphasize aerodynamics. After allowing teams four tests at sanctioned tracks and unlimited private testing this year, NASCAR will ban teams from testing at any tracks following the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The…

Soccer Star Bellini Is Found to Have Had Brain Trauma – New York Times

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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NASCAR To Announce 2015 Rules Tuesday, Kenseth Likes Changes – Beyond the Flag

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

On Tuesday (September 23rd) NASCAR is expected to announce the 2015 rule package for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. It is expected that the new rules package for 2015 will come with several changes in an effort to produce a better on-track product. One of the biggest things NASCAR is attempting to do with the 2015 rules package is create an environment where cars are able to pass one another…

Report: Kobe Bryant could be part-owner of Italian soccer team – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Kobe Bryant on the field before a Team USA soccer match. (USATSI) Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant could soon be a part-owner of Italian soccer team FC Bologna 1909. The Los Angeles Times cited a La Gazzetta report indicating that attorney Joe Tacopina is trying to make a bid for the club with Bryant and Montreal Impact owner Joey Saputo included in his potential ownership group. Tacopina is reportedly…

AUTO RACING: NASCAR made right call by not suspending Tony Stewart – The Times Herald

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

So the National Football League is having big problems with some of its stars giving their children a licking, beating up their wives/girlfriends and whatever. What used to just be shoved under the carpet by the NFL is now the subject of law enforcement, league brass and of course the many mainstream media outlets that spout on all subjects even when many of them have…

Joey Logano wins NASCAR race in New Hampshire – Boston Globe

Monday, September 22, 2014

LOUDON, N.H. — When he recorded the first Sprint Cup victory of his career at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in June 2009, becoming the youngest winner in track history at 19 years, 1 month, and 4 days, Joey Logano was feted in a makeshift indoor ceremony in the garage area after he was declared the winner of a rain-shortened race. Somehow it seemed like a sawed-off, muted celebration. Continue reading…

Fantasy NASCAR at Dover 2014: Picks, Top Drivers for AAA 400 – Bleacher Report

Monday, September 22, 2014

Group B is where the tough decisions must be made in Yahoo Fantasy Auto Racing. Most teams have either used up their allocations with Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin or are close to it. Teams need to keep using these drivers if they have any allocations left. You will not be able to use these drivers the rest of the season, but the top teams in your fantasy…

Chris Boardman: ‘This is the biggest opportunity cycling is going to have’ – The Guardian (blog)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Chris Boardman is best know for riding and making bikes. But this morning he was instead talking about bikes, and in an unusual setting: the Labour party conference in Manchester. The Olympic champion and former world hour record holder has over the last couple of years again reinvented himself as a hugely effective advocate and campaigner for everyday mass cycling, with the official title of policy adviser for British Cycling….

Marcos Breton: Will a changing Sacramento be enough for Major League Soccer? – Sacramento Bee

Monday, September 22, 2014

Over a Friday night dinner with a representative for Major League Soccer, my questions about whether Sacramento stood a chance to be an MLS city were stopped cold by a question put to me: “What’s changed about Sacramento in the last two decades?” asked Dan Courtemanche, executive vice president of communications for MLS. Everything, I said. Sacramento believes in itself in a way that it didn’t when I first moved…

Volleyball to be hot ticket for 2016 Rio Olympics – Boston Herald

Monday, September 22, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s loss to Poland in the final of the men’s volleyball world championship on Sunday was a blow to the South Americans, but should boost the sport in two years at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Poland upset three-time defending champion Brazil 3-1 in Katowice to end an astounding three-week tournament in Poland that drew more than 500,000 fans — including 62,000 for the tournament’s opening…

NASCAR: Joey Logano wins Sunday, advances in Chase – Detroit Free Press

Monday, September 22, 2014

Joey Logano celebrates his win today on the NASCAR Sprint Car series.(Photo: Cheryl Senter Associated Press) LOUDON, N.H. — Team Penske is locked into the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but Sunday’s focus at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was who might be locked out. Joey Logano’s No. 22 Ford led the final 30 laps to win the Sylvania 300, advancing to the next round of NASCAR’s…

Cole Custer becomes youngest winner in NASCAR at 16 – USA TODAY

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Cole Custer, 16, celebrates his first Camping World Truck Series victory.(Photo: Jerry Lai, USA TODAY Sports) LOUDON, N.H. – Cole Custer became the youngest winner in Camping World Truck Series history as the 16-year-old dominated the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday. Custer started from the pole and triumphed in his seventh truck start to supplant Erik Jones, who won at Phoenix last November as a 17-year-old,…

In Hope Solo Case, Soccer Turns a Blind Eye Toward Domestic Violence – New York Times

Saturday, September 20, 2014

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Colombian cycling team defends racy uniform: ‘we are not considering changing it’ – Fox News Latino

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The outcry was so strong against a Colombian women’s cycling team whose uniform made the women look partially naked – that team members felt the need to stage a press conference on Thursday to defend its controversial attire. Angie Tatiana Rojas, a IDRD-Bogotá Humana-San Mateo-Solgar team member and the kit’s designer, said that photographs that spread far and wide on social media after the team unveiled the uniform at the Tour…

NASCAR New Hampshire 2014 qualifying results: Brad Keselowski continues … – SB Nation

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Picking up where he left off in July and breaking the track record with a lap of 140.598 miles per hour, Brad Keselowski sped to the pole in qualifying Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The pole continues Keselowski’s recent run of dominance. He won the last two races, including the Chase for the Sprint Cup opener a week ago at Chicagoland Speedway, and is the current series points…

Major League Soccer official declares Sacramento’s effort to land team … – Sacramento Bee

Saturday, September 20, 2014

There’s no decision yet on Sacramento’s Major League Soccer dream. However, league executives who completed an intense two-day evaluation on Friday of Sacramento as a potential expansion market proclaimed they were “incredibly impressed” by the city’s effort and will continue exploring it as an option in the weeks ahead. “It’s tremendous, the progress that’s being made here,” Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott said during an afternoon news conference at the downtown…

NASCAR: Michael Waltrip Issues Challenege To Dale Jr. – Beyond the Flag

Saturday, September 20, 2014

For those of you that might not know, Michael Waltrip is currently a member of the Season 19 cast of the hit show Dancing With The Stars. This week Waltrip debuted on the show doing a cha cha routine with his dance-pro partner Emma. Although the duo was in the bottom four as far as fan votes go; Waltrip survived his first week on the show and will be back…

In Hope Solo Case, US Soccer Doesn’t Get It Right, Either – New York Times

Friday, September 19, 2014

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Colombian cycling team defends racy uniform: ‘we are not considering changing it’ – Fox News Latino

Friday, September 19, 2014

The outcry was so strong against a Colombian women’s cycling team whose uniform made the women look partially naked – that team members felt the need to stage a press conference on Thursday to defend its controversial attire. Angie Tatiana Rojas, a IDRD-Bogotá Humana-San Mateo-Solgar team member and the kit’s designer, said that photographs that spread far and wide on social media after the team unveiled the uniform at the Tour…

NASCAR New Hampshire starting lineup Qualifying results from Loudon – FOXSports.com

Friday, September 19, 2014

Brad Keselowski is on the pole for Sunday’s Sylvania 300, the second race in the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, after turning a fast lap of 140.598 mph (27.090 seconds) in Friday’s final session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Nine Chase drivers accounted for the top 12 qualifying spots, with Kevin Harvick the next highest Chaser in third after Jamie McMurray claimed the second spot. Two races remain…