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Renault’s F1 car of future is fascinating but the sport must be competitive – The Guardian (blog)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Change is coming to Formula One and the sport, which has evolved in an awkward, disjointed and unsatisfactory fashion in recent years, badly needs to get it right. In the short term the new 2017 regulations seem to have at least worked in the sense of having two teams – Mercedes and Ferrari – competing at the front, with a good chance Red Bull will be joining them as the…

Ranking the top NASCAR team owners by age – FOXSports.com

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Owning a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race team is not a young man’s game. In fact, by the end of the year, there will be as many owners who are at least 80 years old than there will be owners who are younger than 60. Here are the ages of the primary team owners of the top 25 Cup teams in points.

Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease, says study – BBC News

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Want to live longer? Reduce your risk of cancer? And heart disease? Then cycle to work, say scientists. The biggest study into the issue linked using two wheels with a halving of the risk of cancer and heart disease. The five-year study of 250,000 UK commuters also showed walking had some benefits over sitting on public transport or taking the car. The team in Glasgow said…

St. Cloud to host 12th annual Hockey Day Minnesota | FOX Sports – FOXSports.com

Thursday, April 20, 2017

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild, along with FOX Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, announced Wednesday that the city of St. Cloud will host the 12th annual Wells Fargo Hockey Day Minnesota 2018. The outdoor games will be played on a rink located at Eastman Park adjacent to Lake George in St. Cloud. Details were announced as part of “Wild Live” on FOX Sports North. Host Tom Hanneman was…

LINSEY | Soccer Position Study: The Winger – Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

Thursday, April 20, 2017

In recent years, soccer has become a very tactical game. Not only are there commonly used formations and positions, but there are now also distinguishable types of players within a position on the field. That is what I will examine today in my analysis of the winger position. Way back in the fall, I wrote a column solely on the goalkeeper, so this is the second article in a sporadically-occurring…

Cycling to work could help you live longer and greatly reduces the chance of developing cancer, study reveals – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Dr Jason Gill, from the institute of cardiovascular and medical sciences at Glasgow University, said the government must do more to make cycling safer and more popular. “Cycling all or part of the way to work was associated with substantially lower risk of adverse health outcomes.   “If these associations are causal, these findings suggest that policies designed to make it easier for people to commute by bike, such as…

St. Cloud to host 12th annual Hockey Day Minnesota – FOXSports.com

Thursday, April 20, 2017

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild, along with FOX Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, announced Wednesday that the city of St. Cloud will host the 12th annual Wells Fargo Hockey Day Minnesota 2018. The outdoor games will be played on a rink located at Eastman Park adjacent to Lake George in St. Cloud. Details were announced as part of “Wild Live” on FOX Sports North. Host Tom Hanneman was…

NASCAR Artist Sam Bass to sell collection at bankruptcy-ordered auction – Autoweek

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Over 250 pieces of original NASCAR art, including 85 autographed pieces of sheetmetal, by Sam Bass will be sold at an auction as part of a court-ordered bankruptcy sale. The auction will take place on May 3 at 10 a.m. ET at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center in Concord, North Carolina. Bidding will also take place over the internet, with pre-bidding opening up on April 25. Iron Horse…

Matt Kenseth, JGR welcome new sponsor in Circle K – Nascar

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

RELATED: Kenseth’s career stats CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Circle K, an international chain of convenience stores, will serve as the primary sponsor for six races this season with driver Matt Kenseth and the No. 20 Toyota fielded by Joe Gibbs Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The multi-year sponsorship was announced Wednesday by JGR and Circle K officials at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “It seems like today, in…

Short takes: More advice for the NBA and NASCAR, and a Danica Patrick story – Charlotte Observer (blog)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I wrote last week that to avoid a situation in which an NBA star misses a game, I’d reduce the schedule. I’d reduce it from 82 games to 72. Would that be feasible? Sure. When I was in college, analytics had yet to be invented. But somebody who finds numbers compelling can figure out how to make a 72-game schedule work. She or he can’t, however, touch the playoffs. I…

Immigrants Embrace Mysterious Sport — Ice Hockey05:41 – Here And Now

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ask most people to name a sport that’s popular with immigrants and they’ll probably say soccer or baseball. But with the Stanley Cup playoffs underway, we thought we’d check in with growing popularity of ice hockey among immigrants. Shagana Ehamparam is a reporter with Feet in 2 Worlds, a project at The New School in New York that brings stories by immigrant journalists to public radio. She grew up in…

LOOK: Fans throw dead rats at players in during heated soccer rivalry game – CBS sports.com (blog)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

One of the most underappreciated derby matches in world soccer is between Danish clubs Brondby and FC Copenhagen. The Danish clubs and their supporters don’t get along, and it has been evident over the years. But what happened this week takes the rivalry to an entirely different level.  Brondby fans threw dead rats as Copenhagen players during the 1-0 defeat to their rival. Four dead rodents were launched as players…

An audacious idea for the next great NASCAR track – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The next two weekends will be spent going back to NASCAR’s roots, with good, old-fashioned short-track racing, first at Bristol Motor Speedway and then at Richmond International Raceway. I don’t know about you, but I love me some old-fashioned, fender-banging, paint-trading, helmet-tossing short-track racing. Love it, love it, love it. It’s far and away my favorite part of NASCAR racing. And let’s be honest here: When was the last time…

Josie Guinn named All-Area Girls Soccer Player of the Year – Press-Enterprise

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Josie Guinn’s earliest memory of soccer was playing with friends and scoring goals. Then, she was a 5-year-old on a mini field, playing soccer with family and friends as part of a Murrieta youth recreation league team. “I remember I scored a lot of goals and I had so much fun doing it,” said Guinn, an honor student and the Vista Murrieta girls soccer team captain. “Ever since that experience it’s…

Barron Trump likes soccer. And Arsenal. And DC United? – Washington Post

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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Hey You Kids, Keep Your Soccer Balls Out Of My Yard – NPR

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Kids kicked soccer balls into Penny Freeman’s garden. Scared to retrieve them, she held onto the balls. The Telegraph in London reports police told her to give the balls back or be charged with theft.

Top recruit Pugh leaving UCLA soccer team – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mal Pugh, who last summer became the youngest U.S. player to score a goal in Olympic soccer competition, is leaving UCLA to turn pro after playing just three spring games for the Bruins. Pugh, 18, who also scored in her international debut last year, enrolled at UCLA in the winter quarter and was due to begin her freshman season next fall. “This decision was certainly not easy for me to…

Argentine soccer fan dies after attack and fall over stadium’s edge – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A fan of Belgrano in Argentina has died after an incident where other fans attacked him in the stands. Emanuel Barbo fell to his death after he was allegedly forced over the railing on Saturday after trying to get away from a group of men attacking him. The incident happened at Belgrano’s 1-1 draw with Talleres Cordoba. Barbo was in a coma for days, but the club confirmed on Monday…

Hockey player provides the ultimate example of toughness – NBCSports.com

Monday, April 17, 2017

Most football players are tough. Every hockey player is. Sunday night’s game between the Penguins and the Blue Jackets included 19-year-old Columbus defenseman Zach Werenski taking a puck to the face. It wasn’t slapshot but a short-range flip. The incident nevertheless opened a huge gash on Werenski’s face and instantly dumped a chum bucket from his nose onto the ice. It happened in the second period. Werenski returned for the…

7 biggest storylines as NASCAR teams go back to work – FOXSports.com

Monday, April 17, 2017

So far, the Cup teams have raced at a restrictor-plate track, three 1.5-mile tracks, and tracks that are 1 mile, 2 miles and 0.526 miles in length. That’s enough of a sample size to know if your team is having a good year or not. And for teams having disappointing seasons, it’s not too early to think about crew chief changes. Dave Rogers (pictured above) already took a leave…