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Noah Syndergaard Enjoys Hockey Game – Deadspin

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Via Fox Sports Midwest You may think that you’ve been enjoying hockey the right way—maybe by yourself or maybe in a group of friends or maybe with a significant other, but no matter what, without another person’s hands in your mouth. Maybe someone else’s tongue in your mouth, if you’re caught on the Kiss Cam or just get really drunk or something, but never someone else’s hands. This is how…

Youth or experience? In NASCAR playoff, young drivers say it doesn’t matter – USA TODAY

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE NASCAR drivers dish on the many autographs they have signed. USA TODAY Sports Chase Elliott, right, driver of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, and his crew chief, Alan Gustafson, during testing for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.(Photo: Jared C. Tilton, Getty Images) CONCORD, N.C. — Does experience or youth matter more in NASCAR’s current playoff format? The age range…

Youth or experience? In NASCAR playoff, young drivers say it doesn’t matter – USA TODAY

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE NASCAR drivers dish on the many autographs they have signed. USA TODAY Sports Chase Elliott, right, driver of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, and his crew chief, Alan Gustafson, during testing for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.(Photo: Jared C. Tilton, Getty Images) CONCORD, N.C. — Does experience or youth matter more in NASCAR’s current playoff format? The age range…

Hallman: NASCAR makes wrong turn with no penalty – Richmond.com

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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Hallman: NASCAR makes wrong turn with no penalty – Richmond.com

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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Hamlin anticipating ‘exciting ends of stages’ at Talladega – Nascar

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

MORE: Denny Hamlin unveils Martinsville scheme There’s a certain amount of crazy that’s associated with Talladega Superspeedway, a track with tendencies toward three- and four-wide racing, wild finishes, underdog winners and multi-car stack-ups.   NASCAR’s schedule makers tried to relieve some of the pressure on the crazy valve this year, moving the Alabama track’s date in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs from an elimination cut-off point to the…

Hamlin anticipating ‘exciting ends of stages’ at Talladega – Nascar

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

MORE: Denny Hamlin unveils Martinsville scheme There’s a certain amount of crazy that’s associated with Talladega Superspeedway, a track with tendencies toward three- and four-wide racing, wild finishes, underdog winners and multi-car stack-ups.   NASCAR’s schedule makers tried to relieve some of the pressure on the crazy valve this year, moving the Alabama track’s date in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs from an elimination cut-off point to the…

Landon Cassill won’t return to Front Row Motorsports in 2018 – Nascar

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Landon Cassill said Tuesday he isn’t sure what his next move will be now that he’s been informed he will not be back with Front Row Racing in 2018.   “The most important thing for me and my family is just (to) prepare for the future, figure out where I want to go next and what I want to do,” Cassill told a group of reporters Tuesday…

Landon Cassill won’t return to Front Row Motorsports in 2018 – Nascar

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Landon Cassill said Tuesday he isn’t sure what his next move will be now that he’s been informed he will not be back with Front Row Racing in 2018.   “The most important thing for me and my family is just (to) prepare for the future, figure out where I want to go next and what I want to do,” Cassill told a group of reporters Tuesday…

Chris Boardman: how to enjoy cycling in your middle-age – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Olympic gold medallist and British Cycling policy adviser Chris Boardman, 49, reveals the best ways for older riders to embrace the fun and fitness benefits of cycling 1. Remember why you first started riding a bike “My life in cycling has changed so much over the years and the wonderful thing about cycling is that – unlike any other sport – it means different things to different people, and even different…

How To Americanize Major League Soccer Without Wrecking It – Forbes

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

MLS commissioner Don Garber could jazz up his product without really hurting it. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NYC & Company) It ain’t broke, but let’s fix it anyway. Although Major League Soccer has made enormous strides over the past two decades, some creative tinkering might woo an even wider American audience and ensure a greater cash flow. I’ve already proposed dumping the Brit-obsessed franchise nicknames, such as F.C. and…

NASCAR Playoffs: What we learned at Charlotte – Autoweek

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Sunday’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway was the first race of the Round of 12 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, and it served as a turning point in the direction of the championship chase. Martin Truex Jr. won again, which wasn’t much of a surprise, while Chase Elliott remained a contender with yet another second-place finish. Kevin Harvick completed the podium, making…

American-izing Major League Soccer, Without Wrecking It – Forbes

Monday, October 09, 2017

MLS commissioner Don Garber could jazz up his product, without really hurting it. It ain’t broke, but let’s fix it anyway. Although Major League Soccer has made enormous strides over the past two decades, some creative tinkering might woo an even wider American audience and ensure a greater cash flow. I’ve already proposed dumping the Brit-obsessed franchise nicknames, such as F.C. and United. What follows are four more ideas commissioner Don…

NASCAR | Jimmie Johnson escapes potential rules violation … – Charlotte Observer

Monday, October 09, 2017

NASCAR didn’t want to place Jimmie Johnson in double jeopardy Sunday, so he wasn’t penalized when a crew member replaced a lug nut outside his pit box during the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “It would have been paramount to him serving two penalties,” said NASCAR spokesman Kurt Colbert. “We allowed it in the interest of safety, too.” The incident happened during a pit stop that resulted…

NASCAR: Martin Truex Jr. surges late to win in overtime at Charlotte Motor Speedway – Charlotte Observer

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Martin Truex Jr. is originally from New Jersey, but he’s making Charlotte Motor Speedway something of a second home. He won the Coca-Cola 600 last season at the track and came third at this year’s iteration, building something of a reputation here. That he won Sunday’s Bank of America 500, his sixth win this year, only adds to that. Truex was mostly a non-factor in the first two stages of…

Here’s why NASCAR let Jimmie Johnson slide on a potential rules violation – Charlotte Observer

Sunday, October 08, 2017

NASCAR didn’t want to place Jimmie Johnson in double jeopardy Sunday, so he wasn’t penalized when a crew member replaced a lug nut outside his pit box during the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “It would have been paramount to him serving two penalties,” said NASCAR spokesman Kurt Colbert. “We allowed it in the interest of safety, too.” The incident happened during a pit stop that resulted…

Mosquito-Borne Diseases Found In US Athletes And Staff At Rio Olympics – NPR

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Health workers spray insecticide to combat Zika-carrying mosquitoes under the bleachers of the Sambódrome in Rio de Janeiro in January 2016. Leo Correa/AP hide caption toggle caption Leo Correa/AP Health workers spray insecticide to combat Zika-carrying mosquitoes under the bleachers of the Sambódrome in Rio de Janeiro in January 2016. Leo Correa/AP In the spring of 2016, there was a frenzy over the threat of Zika virus at Brazil’s Olympic…

NASCAR moves Sunday’s start because of Tropical Storm – ABC News

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Rain has wreaked havoc with NASCAR’s opening race for the second round of the playoffs. All practice was canceled Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and the start of Sunday’s race has already been moved up an hour to give NASCAR a bigger window to complete the 500-mile event. It’s not the Chamber of Commerce weekend that Charlotte officials had hoped for when they rearranged the schedule. This event has traditionally…

The Birth of an American Soccer Superstar: Christian Pulisic – The New Yorker

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Since 1990, the U.S. men’s national team has qualified for the World Cup, the quadrennial soccer spectacle, seven successive times, making it one of only seven countries in the world to do so. This uninterrupted success is due, in part, to the fact that the United States, situated in a region that has few soccer powers, typically faces relatively weak opponents in its qualifying tournament. On Friday, however, in Orlando,…