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

Wednesday, October 25, 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…

Darrell Wallace Jr. to drive iconic Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 – Nascar

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

RELATED: Key players in NASCAR’s Silly Season | Drivers of the No. 43 Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., who made four starts this year for Richard Petty Motorsports as a relief driver, will compete full-time for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series organization in 2018. RPM officials announced the move Wednesday. Wallace will replace Aric Almirola, who is leaving at the end of the 2017 season after a six-year stint driving…

Acclaimed director shuts down NASCAR fans’ dreams of an Earnhardt documentary – For The Win

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

NASCAR fans get excited over just about anything related to the Earnhardt family, and with a quick Wikipedia edit, someone on the internet toyed with their emotions. Fans recently flew into a frenzy on Reddit’s NASCAR page when they noticed British filmmaker Asif Kapadia’s Wikipedia page included a film simply titled Earnhardt with a release date to be announced. Kapadia is the award-winning director behind the Amy Winehouse documentary, Amy,…

A Passage from Anne Frank’s Diary Will Be Read Aloud at Italian Soccer Games – TIME

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

(ROME) — Anne Frank’s diary will be read aloud at all soccer matches in Italy this week, the Italian soccer federation announced Tuesday after shocking displays of anti-Semitism by fans of the Rome club Lazio. Lazio supporters on Sunday littered the Stadio Olimpico in Rome with images of Anne Frank — the young diarist who died in the Holocaust — wearing a jersey of city rival Roma. The ultra right-wing…

Preview: Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s final Martinsville run – Nascar

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

RELATED: Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s complete history at Martinsville For his final full-time season as a driver, NASCAR.com will offer an analytical preview on Dale Earnhardt Jr. ahead of every remaining Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Race: First Data 500 Date: Sunday, Oct. 29, 3 p.m. ET (NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Previous five results at Martinsville: 34th, 14th, 4th, 36th, 1st RELATED: Recap all of Dale Jr.’s wins in the Monster Energy…

A Passage from Anne Frank’s Diary Will Be Read Aloud at Italian Soccer Games – TIME

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

(ROME) — Anne Frank’s diary will be read aloud at all soccer matches in Italy this week, the Italian soccer federation announced Tuesday after shocking displays of anti-Semitism by fans of the Rome club Lazio. Lazio supporters on Sunday littered the Stadio Olimpico in Rome with images of Anne Frank — the young diarist who died in the Holocaust — wearing a jersey of city rival Roma. The ultra right-wing…

Chinese Soccer Isn’t Ready For A Uighur Superstar – Forbes

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Chinese soccer fans cheering during the 2018 World Cup Asian qualifying match against Hong Kong in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong province, in 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) Avenues of voicing dissent are closing rapidly through China, and perhaps nowhere faster than in ethnic minority communities in the mountains and plains of the west. But a platform for now sidelined voices could soon emerge from Xi Jinping’s favorite pastime — soccer. Chinese…

Chinese Soccer Isn’t Ready For A Uighur Superstar – Forbes

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Chinese soccer fans cheering during the 2018 World Cup Asian qualifying match against Hong Kong in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong province, in 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) Avenues of voicing dissent are closing rapidly through China, and perhaps nowhere faster than in ethnic minority communities in the mountains and plains of the west. But a platform for now sidelined voices could soon emerge from Xi Jinping’s favorite pastime — soccer. Chinese…

How Amy broke the pregnancy news to Dale – Nascar

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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This Race Car Driver Is Defying Stereotypes at 200 Miles Per Hour – The Atlantic

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

“Never underestimate a vegan hippie chick with a race car,” says Leilani Münter in a new video by The Atlantic. Münter, who drove the first-ever vegan-themed race car in the world, is gunning for a future in which NASCAR runs on 100 percent renewable energy. In the video, she challenges NASCAR stereotypes and explains why the sports world needs more activists.

The Winter Olympics Are Close, and So Is North Korea – Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—With the beginning of the Olympic torch relay, celebrations surrounding the 2018 Winter Olympics are now officially under way. But Pyeongchang has a Pyongyang problem. As unlikely as a military confrontation may be, the North Korean threat is overshadowing efforts to gin up excitement for a Winter Games local officials…

This NASCAR Driver Is Defying Stereotypes at 200 Miles Per Hour – The Atlantic

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

“Never underestimate a vegan hippie chick with a race car,” says Leilani Munter in a new video by The Atlantic. Munter, who drove the first-ever vegan-themed race car in the world, is gunning for a future in which NASCAR runs on 100 percent renewable energy. In the video, she challenges NASCAR stereotypes and explains why the sports world needs more activists.

POLL: Who makes it to Miami? – Nascar

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The championship field is down to eight, which means the race for the championship is right around the corner. With the NASCAR playoff contenders trimmed down even more after the Hollywood Casino 400, the odds for some drivers are looking better and better. Martin Truex Jr. is still in contention for a shot at his first title. Jimmie Johnson is one round away from competing for an unprecedented eighth. But…

NASCAR’s Next King Could Be Another Junior — But A Blue-State Driver Born To Run – Forbes

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Martin Truex Jr. and girlfriend Sherry Pollex with the trophy after winning another race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images) Misperceptions about NASCAR still smolder outside the sport like a burning cigarette in an ashtray at a body shop, among them that the cars are merely hurtling around in circles and that the best drivers have deep-fried names like Cole Trickle or Ricky Bobby. Although he…

South Korean prime minister says he hopes President Trump attends PyeongChang Olympics – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

South Korea is taking a back-channel approach to inviting President Trump to the Winter Olympics. (Evan Vucci/AP) Only one sitting U.S. president has attended an Olympics that was held outside of the country, with President George W. Bush taking in the Opening Ceremonies and a few other events at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. But South Korea Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon on Tuesday expressed hope that President Trump will…

Everysight’s Raptor AR cycling glasses start at $499 – Engadget

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

We liked what Everysight accomplished with its Raptor AR Smartglasses — they present helpful cycling info like directions, cadence and your heart rate in front of you so that you can keep your eyes on the road. If you’re feeling the same way, you now know when you can get a pair of your own. Everysight has announced that you can sign up for a pre-order invitation at its website…

NASCAR’s Next King Could Be Another Junior — But A Blue-State Driver Born To Run – Forbes

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Martin Truex Jr. and girlfriend Sherry Pollex with the trophy after winning another race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images) Misperceptions about NASCAR still smolder outside the sport like a burning cigarette in an ashtray at a body shop, among them that the cars are merely hurtling around in circles and that the best drivers have deep-fried names like Cole Trickle or Ricky Bobby. Although he…

The 10-year-old US soccer sensation and social media star snapped up by Roma – The Guardian

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

In the south of Kansas City on a corner of 43rd Avenue there is an Italian restaurant called Cupini’s. Eddie Cupini and his father, Franco, have dedicated nearly 15 years to serving up the best pasta in town (“just like my mom used to make,” says Franco), earning a few awards along the way. But soon they will be leaving behind the restaurant and the life they have built in…

NASCAR’s Next King Could Be Another Junior — But A Blue-State Driver Born To Run – Forbes

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Martin Truex Jr. and girlfriend Sherry Pollex with the trophy after winning another race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images) Misperceptions about NASCAR still smolder outside the sport like a burning cigarette in an ashtray at a body shop, among them that the cars are merely hurtling around in circles and that the best drivers have deep-fried names like Cole Trickle or Ricky Bobby. Although he…

Furniture Row team faces new wave of heartache in a season full of it – Nascar

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

RELATED: Sherry Pollex on racing and her recovery KANSAS CITY, Kan. — In the moments following Victory Lane selfies, high-fives, trophy hoists and winner press conferences, the two Furniture Row Racing teams gathered in the motor coach lot to raise a high toast to James “Jim” Watson, a fabricator with the team who died Saturday night in Kansas City after suffering a heart attack. It was an emotional day for…