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NASCAR: Coca-Cola 600 preview in 3 minutes – News & Observer

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Everything you need to know about Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, in three minutes: Three things to watch 1. Between them, Jimmie Johnson (four) and Kevin Harvick (three) have won the last seven Cup series races held on 1.5-mile tracks dating back to last season. And Harvick has won three of the last eight races at Charlotte, including last fall. 2. After a victory in the All-Star Race, Denny Hamlin…

Abby Wambach, Unconcerned With Broken Records or Nose, Craves World Cup … – New York Times

Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Danish soccer fan hits an almost impossible shot to win close to $15000 – SB Nation

Sunday, May 24, 2015

A lot of times, fans hitting shots at halftime are a result of luck. This one appears to be all skill. The hole he put that ball through appears to be barely bigger than a soccer ball, so this is just ridiculously impressive. (via Metro)

NASCAR at Charlotte 2015: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More – Bleacher Report

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial start to summer, and it’s also the annual home to the Coca-Cola 600. After remembering those who lost their lives serving the United States, NASCAR fans can enjoy the longest race on the Sprint Cup Series schedule. It marks the second straight race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Last weekend was the 2015 Sprint All-Star Race on the same quad-oval course. Denny Hamlin broke…

Swift action by IndyCar’s safety team to save… – NBCSports.com

Friday, May 22, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. – Some NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers met with series officials about safety concerns, including the sport not having a traveling safety team similar to IndyCar, shortly after Kyle Busch was injured in a Feb. 21 crash at Daytona International Speedway. Reigning series champion Kevin Harvick confirmed meeting with NASCAR, and that a traveling safety team was discussed, saying “that’s a conversation a group of us have had on…

Could NASCAR put the crowd in control? – Fox News

Friday, May 22, 2015

Imagine you’re watching a NASCAR practice session while monitoring a live video and diagnostics feed from your favorite driver’s car on your tablet. You notice its is a little slow exiting Turn 3, which has steeper banking and bumpier surface than Turn 2, and that it’s loose in Turn 1 when being drafted from behind. You run the numbers on a algorithm you developed, and it suggests changes to the…

Soccer Star Alex Morgan: Sepp Blatter Didn’t Know Who I Was – TIME

Friday, May 22, 2015

Alexander Hassenstein—FIFA via Getty Images FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter, Alex Morgan and French actor Gerard Depardieu during the red carpet arrivals at the 2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala in Zurich. Morgan calls Blatter’s failure to recognize her at FIFA World Player of the Year event “shocking” Controversial FIFA president Sepp Blatter, whose tenure atop world soccer’s governing body has been pockmarked by scandal, recently called himself “a godfather” of…

Swift action by IndyCar’s safety team to save driver’s life has NASCAR racers … – NBCSports.com

Friday, May 22, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. – Some NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers met with series officials about safety concerns, including the sport not having a traveling safety team similar to IndyCar, shortly after Kyle Busch was injured in a Feb. 21 crash at Daytona International Speedway. Reigning series champion Kevin Harvick confirmed meeting with NASCAR, and that a traveling safety team was discussed, saying “that’s a conversation a group of us have had on…

Swift action by IndyCar’s safety team to save… – NBCSports.com

Friday, May 22, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. – Some NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers met with series officials about safety concerns, including the sport not having a traveling safety team similar to IndyCar, shortly after Kyle Busch was injured in a Feb. 21 crash at Daytona International Speedway. Reigning series champion Kevin Harvick confirmed meeting with NASCAR, and that a traveling safety team was discussed, saying “that’s a conversation a group of us have had on…

Swift action by IndyCar’s safety team to save… – NBCSports.com

Friday, May 22, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. – Some NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers met with series officials about safety concerns, including the sport not having a traveling safety team similar to IndyCar, shortly after Kyle Busch was injured in a Feb. 21 crash at Daytona International Speedway. Reigning series champion Kevin Harvick confirmed meeting with NASCAR, and that a traveling safety team was discussed, saying “that’s a conversation a group of us have had on…

NASCAR Charlotte 2015 qualifying results: Matt Kenseth wins pole – SB Nation

Friday, May 22, 2015

In recent weeks, the NASCAR storyline of note is how difficult it is to pass, even when a driver clearly has a faster car than anyone else does. But that won’t be an issue for Matt Kenseth, at least for the beginning of Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kenseth’s lap of 194.252 mph gave him the pole in qualifying Thursday night, besting Joey Logano for the No….

Danica Patrick Has Plenty of Fans. A New Sponsor? Not Yet. – New York Times

Friday, May 22, 2015

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Danica Patrick Has Fans, but She Needs a Sponsor, and Nascar Wants Her to … – New York Times

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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Soccer-Style Goal Doesn’t Count, but Blackhawks Keep Their Heads Up – New York Times

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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5 questions for US Soccer president Sunil Gulati before the Women’s World Cup – USA TODAY

Thursday, May 21, 2015

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) The Women’s World Cup begins June 6 across six different cities in Canada, and ends with the final in Vancouver on July 5. The U.S. hasn’t won the tournament since 1999, though it did come close in 2011, losing a heartbreaker to Japan in penalty kicks. The Americans, ranked No. 2 in the world behind Germany, are expected to make it to the championship match though they…

For Israel, Soccer Becomes A Geopolitical Football – NPR

Thursday, May 21, 2015

i FIFA President Sepp Blatter kicks a ball during the inauguration of a football stadium in the village of Dura al-Qari near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Wednesday. Blatter said he is on a “mission of peace” to resolve tensions between the Israeli and Palestinian soccer federations. Majdi Mohammed/AP hide caption itoggle caption Majdi Mohammed/AP FIFA President Sepp Blatter kicks a ball during the inauguration of a football…

Soccer-Style Goal Doesn’t Count, but Blackhawks Keep Their Heads Up – New York Times

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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5 questions for US Soccer president Sunil Gulati before the Women’s World Cup – USA TODAY

Thursday, May 21, 2015

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) The Women’s World Cup begins June 6 across six different cities in Canada, and ends with the final in Vancouver on July 5. The U.S. hasn’t won the tournament since 1999, though it did come close in 2011, losing a heartbreaker to Japan in penalty kicks. The Americans, ranked No. 2 in the world behind Germany, are expected to make it to the championship match though they…

Soccer-Style Goal Doesn’t Count, but Blackhawks Keep Their Heads Up – New York Times

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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Five newest members of NASCAR Hall of Fame revealed – FOXSports.com

Thursday, May 21, 2015

For several hours on Wednesday afternoon, the 59-member NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel met in Charlotte, North Carolina to determine the five inductees for the Class of 2016. Forced to decide among 20 distinguished members of the NASCAR community, each with his own rightful merits and legacy in the sport, the panel spent the day whittling down the names that would make up the next class. When the final…