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Neymar lifts Brazil to win at soccer-mad Sun Life – MiamiHerald.com

Saturday, September 06, 2014

It sure didn’t look or sound like a meaningless friendly match Friday night at Sun Life Stadium. A sellout crowd of 73,429 — largest ever for soccer in Florida — showed up ready to party for a World Cup quarterfinal rematch between star-studded South American rivals Brazil and Colombia. It was evident long before Brazil’s 1-0 victory that this was no ordinary exhibition. Electronic signs along I-95 announced “Soccer Sold…

NASCAR at Richmond: Start time, lineup, TV/radio schedule – USA TODAY

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Brad Keselowski will start from the pole Saturday night at Richmond, his fourth time this season leading the field to green.(Photo: Amber Searls, USA TODAY Sports) RICHMOND, Va. — It’s NASCAR race night at Richmond International Raceway, and we’ve got some essential information you need to get ready for tonight’s Federated Auto Parts 400. START TIME: Chris Clair, the lead technician at a service station (one which presumably uses Federated…

NASCAR Nationwide Series at Richmond 2014 Results: Winner, Standings … – Bleacher Report

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Kyle Busch absolutely dominated the Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Speedway on Friday. The No. 54 car started at the front of the pack and finished in the very same spot, leading all 250 laps en route to his fourth NASCAR Nationwide Series victory this season. Jeff Gluck of USA Today summed up the driver’s performance perfectly: It’s the Kyle Busch Show. He wins and leads EVERY SINGLE…

NASCAR Richmond 2014 qualifying results: Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon lead … – SB Nation

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Jeff Gordon was fastest in the opening round of qualifying, then backed up his time in the second of two sessions Friday at Richmond International Raceway. Yet when it mattered the most, it was Brad Keselowski speeding to the pole position for Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400. Richmond marked the 11th time Keselowski (126.618 mph) has qualified on the front row, and his fourth pole overall this season. Entering…

NASCAR inks Xfinity to reported $200M deal to replace Nationwide as series … – SportingNews.com

Friday, September 05, 2014

facebook twitter googleplus tumblr pinterest CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR hopes it will get more than a big check when Xfinity steps in as the title sponsor of its top developmental series starting in 2015. Xfinity, the cable and internet provider division of Comcast, will replace Nationwide as the sponsor for what will be known as the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the next 10 years. NASCAR Chairman Brian France (Getty Images)…

Group seeking to bring 2024 Olympics to Washington names executive board – Washington Post

Friday, September 05, 2014

Washington’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics became a tangible entity Thursday with the unveiling of a Web site (www.dc2024.org), a slogan (“Fostering Greater Unity”), a colorful logo, a Twitter hashtag (#unity) and a deep-pocketed, politically connected board of directors that includes nearly all the most powerful sports figures in town, with one notable exception. The bid leaders’ job is largely one of trying to convince a skeptical public —…

Xfinity to become title sponsor of NASCAR’s Nationwide Series – USA TODAY

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Comcast’s Xfinity will become the title sponsor of NASCAR’s second-highest series beginning in 2015.(Photo: Tannen Maury, EPA) CHARLOTTE — Comcast’s Xfinity brand will sponsor NASCAR’s No. 2 series for the next 10 years, officials announced Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Currently known as the Nationwide Series, the Xfinity Series will continue to have up-and-coming drivers compete against established Sprint Cup Series stars. Xfinity will be only the third…

UNH hockey goalie arrested – WMUR Manchester

Thursday, September 04, 2014

A STAR HOCKEY PLAYER OVER AT U.N.H. IS FACING SERIOUS CRIMINAL CHARGES TONIGHT. GOOD EVENING, NEW HAMPSHIRE, I’M TOM GRIFFITH. I’M SHELLEY WALCOTT. DURHAM POLICE SAY WILD CAT GOALIE CASEY DESMITH ASSAULTED HIS GIRLFRIEND LAST WEEKEND AND THEN RESISTED OFFICERS WHO TRIED TO ARREST HIM. ADAM SEXTON IS LIVE ON THE U.N.H. CAMPUS WITH OUR TOP STORY. ADAM? CASEY DESMITH HAS BEEN THE STARTING GOALIE FOR THE MEN’S ICE HOCKEY…

Xfinity to become title sponsor of NASCAR’s Nationwide Series – USA TODAY

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Comcast’s Xfinity will become the title sponsor of NASCAR’s second-highest series beginning in 2015.(Photo: Tannen Maury, EPA) CHARLOTTE — Comcast’s Xfinity brand will sponsor NASCAR’s No. 2 series for the next 10 years, officials announced Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Currently known as the Nationwide Series, the Xfinity Series will continue to have up-and-coming drivers compete against established Sprint Cup Series stars. Xfinity will be only the third…

Xfinity to become title sponsor of NASCAR’s Nationwide Series – USA TODAY

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Comcast’s Xfinity will become the title sponsor of NASCAR’s second-highest series beginning in 2015.(Photo: Tannen Maury, EPA) CHARLOTTE — Comcast’s Xfinity brand will sponsor NASCAR’s No. 2 series for the next 10 years, officials announced Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Currently known as the Nationwide Series, the Xfinity Series will continue to have up-and-coming drivers compete against established Sprint Cup Series stars. Xfinity will be only the third…

NASCAR chairman Brian France mum on Tony Stewart – USA TODAY

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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Comcast to replace Nationwide in ’15 – ESPN

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Nationwide Series To Become Xfinity Series CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Comcast Corp. on Wednesday signed a 10-year agreement to replace Nationwide Insurance as the title sponsor of NASCAR’s second-tier racing series. The series will be known as the NASCAR Xfinity Series through 2024. The deal matches the longest single agreement around title sponsorship of any NASCAR national series in its history, and Sports Business Daily valued the package at worth close…

Toronto cyclist killed in Manitoba crash was cycling across country for charity – Toronto Star

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A Toronto man, cycling across the country to raise money for charity, was killed on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Brandon, Man., Monday evening.

NASCAR ready to name new entitlement sponsor for Nationwide Series – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

NASCAR has called a 1:30 p.m. ET Wednesday press conference at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., where it is expected that Comcast will be named the new entitlement sponsor of what is now the Nationwide Series, beginning in 2015. According to a recent report from SportsBusiness Daily, Comcast and NASCAR plan to announce a 10-year sponsorship agreement that will see the Nationwide Series rebranded as the Xfinity…

Tony Stewart Returns To The NASCAR Track – NPR

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: Last night Kasey Kahne won the Oral-B USA 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. But the biggest story in NASCAR was the guy who finished 41st. Tony Stewart returned to racing three weeks after killing Kevin Ward Jr. during a race in upstate New York. Ward had crashed…

NASCAR’s TV ratings slump continues – SportingNews.com

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

facebook twitter googleplus tumblr pinterest 2014 has not been the best of years for NASCAR in several respects, with the sport mired in a season-long TV ratings slump. Entering Sunday’s race in Atlanta, 18 of the 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup telecasts had declines in ratings and 16 have had declines in viewership (that excludes rainouts). The latest decreases came for last week’s race from Bristol, which earned a 3.2 final…

After driver’s death, Tony Stewart’s return to NASCAR cut short – CNN

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Driver Tony Stewart looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International on Friday, August 8, in Watkins Glen, New York. Stewart is a three-time champion in NASCAR’s top division and also won a sprint car championship in 1995. Stewart signs autographs…

After driver’s death, Tony Stewart’s return to NASCAR cut short – CNN

Monday, September 01, 2014

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Driver Tony Stewart looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International on Friday, August 8, in Watkins Glen, New York. Stewart is a three-time champion in NASCAR’s top division and also won a sprint car championship in 1995. Stewart signs autographs…

NASCAR: Kahne holds on for win, Stewart returns to racing (Video highlights) – WJLA

Monday, September 01, 2014

Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout Continue reading HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kasey Kahne’s “downer” year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most. Kahne charged past Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at…

After driver’s death, Tony Stewart’s return to NASCAR cut short – CNN

Monday, September 01, 2014

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Driver Tony Stewart looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International on Friday, August 8, in Watkins Glen, New York. Stewart is a three-time champion in NASCAR’s top division and also won a sprint car championship in 1995. Stewart signs autographs…