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Bristol Motor Speedway race renamed to honor FOX Sports’ Steve Byrnes – FOXSports.com

Friday, April 10, 2015

In recognition of FOX Sports broadcaster Steve Byrnes’ courageous and ongoing battle with head-and-neck cancer, FOX Sports, in coordination with Bristol Motor Speedway, Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI), Stand Up To Cancer and NASCAR, is naming the April 19 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Bristol the Food City 500 In Support Of Steve Byrnes And Stand Up To Cancer. The event, which will be aired live on FOX at 12:30…

Gossip column: Sterling, Walcott, Depay, Cleverley, Howedes, Cech – BBC News

Friday, April 10, 2015

For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. TRANSFER GOSSIP Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling, 20, and Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, 26, are poised to swap clubs in the summer with the Gunners ready to pay an extra £20m to complete the deal. (Daily Star)  Friday’s Daily Star back page Manchester United target and…

Gossip column: Sterling, Clyne, Schneiderlin, Sherwood – BBC News

Thursday, April 09, 2015

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Dual-sport motorcycles making gains on street, dirt bikes – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Thursday, April 09, 2015

One of the fastest-growing segments of motorcycling takes a Swiss Army-knife approach to the sport, with bikes that are legal to ride on the highway and also can tackle dirt trails. Dual-sport motorcycles are popular in northern Wisconsin, where there are hundreds of miles of gravel roads and trails through the woods. Some have even called the Town of Wabeno in Forest County the dual-sport capital of the world….

Here’s 6 Photos Of Your 2015 Sports Illustrated Swim Cover Model In A White T … – Daily Caller

Thursday, April 09, 2015

 John Oliver asks how ‘Sports Illustrated Swim’ still exists.     WhatsApp “};jQuery(document).ready(function(){dc_word_up_main();}); Hannah Davis worked her way up to the swimsuit girl of the year when she snagged this year’s “Sports Illustrated Swim” cover, and it turned out Davis was just as surprised by it as the rest of the world, admitting she told her mom before there was no way she made the cover. But Davis is also a model of…

Ontario Sport Alliance loses funding, headed for bankruptcy – Toronto Star

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Killing a sport body three months before the province hosts the Pan Am Games seems a strange move, especially since Michael Coteau, Ontario’s sport minister, on down to Pachi, the mascot, are constantly pushing the importance of Games legacy and inspiring the next generation of athletes — the very people the alliance already targets.

Gossip column: Clyne, Alves, Schneiderlin, Sherwood – BBC News

Thursday, April 09, 2015

For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. TRANSFER GOSSIP Manchester United are pondering a move for Barcelona’s Dani Alves, 31, despite making Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne, 24, their number one target for a new right-back. (Daily Mirror)  The Sun says West Brom are in for Gignac of Marseille However Clyne and his Saints…

Jeff Gordon set for FOX Sports 1 broadcast debut – FOXSports.com

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon makes his debut as a live race analyst for FOX Sports on Friday, calling the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on FOX Sports 1 (8:30 p.m. ET).   Friday’s race marks the first of two consecutive full-race appearances in the FOX Sports 1 booth for Gordon, currently in his final full year of Sprint Cup Series competition. He also…

Gossip column: Wilshere, Nasri, Henderson, Cavani, Pellegrini – BBC News

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. TRANSFER GOSSIP Manchester City want to strengthen their midfield and bring Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere, 23, and Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson, 24, to the Etihad Stadium this summer. (Daily Mail)  England team-mates Jordan Henderson and Jack Wilshere could line up at Manchester City next season if reports are…

Bo Ryan Is The Poor Sport He’s Supposed To Be – Deadspin

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

So Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said some sorta poor-sport-y stuff after his Badgers lost the NCAA championship game to Duke last night. In the video below, he can’t get through the pro forma talk of how much his graduating players meant to him without tossing in a passive-aggressive aside about how “we don’t do a rent-a-player.” In the next one, he can’t even get a full sentence into how proud…

Controversial sports supplement’s return sparks outrage – USA TODAY

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Driven Sports says it plans to start selling Craze v2 in April. The firm’s longtime marketing partner, Predator Nutrition, has posted this image on its website.(Photo: Predator Nutrition) A controversial maker of sports supplements, undeterred by a long-pending federal criminal charge, is poised this month to sell a new version of a popular workout powder pulled from the market in 2013 after tests found it contained a methamphetamine-like compound. Driven…

Controversial sports supplement’s return sparks outrage – USA TODAY

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Driven Sports says it plans to start selling Craze v2 in April. The firm’s longtime marketing partner, Predator Nutrition, has posted this image on its website.(Photo: Predator Nutrition) A controversial maker of sports supplements, undeterred by a long-pending federal criminal charge, is poised this month to sell a new version of a popular workout powder pulled from the market in 2013 after tests found it contained a methamphetamine-like compound. Driven…

Bo Ryan Is The Poor Sport He’s Supposed To Be – Deadspin

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

So Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said some sorta poor-sport-y stuff after his Badgers lost the NCAA championship game to Duke last night. In the video below, he can’t get through the pro forma talk of how much his graduating players meant to him without tossing in a passive-aggressive aside about how “we don’t do a rent-a-player.” In the next one, he can’t even get a full sentence into how proud…

Gossip column: Van Persie, Cavani, Sterling, Toure, Cabaye – BBC News

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. TRANSFER GOSSIP Tuesday’s Mirror back page Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, 31, will be sold this summer and replaced by 28-year-old Paris St-Germain forward Edinson Cavani as Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal spends £150m to overhaul his squad. (Star)  Real Madrid are monitoring…

Sports Groups Fight to Keep Their City Welcoming – New York Times

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

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Why investors are pouring millions into fantasy sports – Quartz

Monday, April 06, 2015

What do the media giant Disney, the cable colossus Comcast, the storied private equity firm KKR, and the National Basketball Association have in common? Not much really, in the scheme of things, besides a willingness to invest in the absolutely booming industry of American fantasy sports. Fantasy sports has been around for years and traditionally involved groups of friends or colleagues competing against each other as the owners or general managers of imaginary…

Gossip column: Falcao, Henderson, Rodgers, Pellegrini – BBC News

Monday, April 06, 2015

For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. TRANSFER GOSSIP Daily Star back page on Monday Chelsea are monitoring the situation of Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson, after the 24-year-old midfielder turned down a new contract worth £80,000 a week. (Daily Star)  The Anfield side are in talks with Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao,…

Iran to ease ban on women attending sports events involving men – CNN

Sunday, April 05, 2015

(CNN)Since Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979, women have been barred from attending most sports events involving men. But the situation appears set to improve in the coming months after a top Iranian sports official said that the ban will be lifted for some events. A plan to allow “women and families” to enter sports stadiums will come into effect in the next year, Deputy Sports Minister Abdolhamid Ahmadi said Saturday,…

Gossip column: Cabaye, Khedira, Falcao, Gaya, Pellegrini, Cech – BBC News

Sunday, April 05, 2015

For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. TRANSFER GOSSIP Former Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 29, is a £10m target for Arsenal after failing to secure a regular first-team place at Paris St-Germain . (Sunday Mirror)  Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, who is out of contract at…

Iran Will Allow Women in Sports Stadiums, Reversing a Much-Criticized Rule – New York Times

Sunday, April 05, 2015

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