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Among NASCAR fans, there’s a divide over Trump – The Boston Globe

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Walk around the sprawling campsites at the Bristol Motor Speedway here in the green hills of Tennessee, and you know you’re deep in Trump country. Cars buzz around this half-mile track, practicing for the night NASCAR races here. National Rifle Association signs are omnipresent, as the track hosts the only race in NAS-CAR’s top circuit with NRA branding. A pop-up city of RVs sprawls outside the speedway,…

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

NASCAR fans feeling the Trump divide – The Boston Globe

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Walk around the sprawling campsites at the Bristol Motor Speedway here in the green hills of Tennessee, and you know you’re deep in Trump country. Cars buzz around this half-mile track, practicing for the night NASCAR races here. National Rifle Association signs are omnipresent, as the track hosts the only race in NAS-CAR’s top circuit with NRA branding. A pop-up city of RVs sprawls outside the speedway,…

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

A Tranquil Swimming Hole Is Overwhelmed by Its Own Internet Fame – New York Times

Many who swam for years in the Blue Hole or sought moments of quiet contemplation there have been dismayed, saying that the increased popularity of the spot has threatened to destroy precisely what made it precious. Advertisement Continue reading the main story State officials have responded by instituting measures to address what has become an increasingly common problem for conservation authorities across the country who aim to strike a balance…

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

From flying to wearing a welding helmet: How NASCAR takes in … – Nascar

RELATED: The NASCAR fan’s guide to the eclipse Chase Elliott may be up in his plane. Trevor Bayne joked that he may ride around wearing “a welding helmet.” Monday’s solar eclipse is big news among scientists, astronomers and others interested in what goes on in the universe. It has its place among folks in NASCAR as well. “I didn’t know about it until about a week and a half ago,”…

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

Defending state girls soccer champs Spencerport, Wheatland-Chili are No. 1 in early polls – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

x Embed x Share CLOSE Jeff DiVeronica recaps the state championship run by the Spencerport girls soccer team with coach Jamie Schneider and players, Leah Wengender and Luca Famer Jeff DiVeronica Buy Photo Some Wheatland-Chili players pose with the Class D state championship plaque after winning the title last fall.(Photo: 2016 FILE PHOTO)Buy Photo How do you top winning a state championship? Win back-to-back titles.  That’s the goal for Spencerport…

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

Baseball Capsules – Sacramento Bee

Josh Bell homered and drove in four runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 in the Little League Classic on Sunday night. The teams played at renovated Bowman Field, a minor league ballpark located 5 miles from where the Little League World Series is taking place. Sitting in the front rows were admiring Little Leaguers who got to mingle with the big league stars earlier…

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

Catch of the year? Junior League Baseball World Series player flips wall to rob a homer – CBSSports.com

Major League Baseball is taking a more active role in this year’s Little League World Series. Hence the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates spending Sunday at the tournament before playing their own game in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Consider it fitting, then, that the catch of the day was turned in by a youngster. Jack Regenye, playing center field for Kennett Square against Chinese Taipei in the Junior League Baseball World…

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

Chris Christie no longer in running for local sports radio gig – Fox News

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is no longer looking to join a local sports talk radio station once he leaves office. Christie made the announcement Sunday after the New York Daily News reported that New York sports talk radio WFAN told the Republican governor he was no longer in the running to replace the station’s longtime afternoon host Mike Francesa. The governor said WFAN approached him…

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

Edgbaston cakewalk and Murray’s first slam highlight magic of floodlit sport – The Guardian (blog)

One of the great things about being a fan of sport is the licence to rail against modernity. Complain about the intranet at work and no doubt, in time, you will be disciplined. Complain about sprinters pulling faces for the cameras on the start line and millions will be with you. This antediluvian attitude ought to make the positive noises which greeted the day-night Test involving England and the West…

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

From flying a plane to wearing a welding helmet: How NASCAR is taking in the eclipse – Nascar

RELATED: The NASCAR fan’s guide to the eclipse Chase Elliott may be up in his plane. Trevor Bayne joked that he may ride around wearing “a welding helmet.” Monday’s solar eclipse is big news among scientists, astronomers and others interested in what goes on in the universe. It has its place among folks in NASCAR as well. “I didn’t know about it until about a week and a half ago,”…

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

Edgbaston cakewalk and Murray’s first slam highlight magic of floodlit sport – The Guardian (blog)

One of the great things about being a fan of sport is the licence to rail against modernity. Complain about the intranet at work and no doubt, in time, you will be disciplined. Complain about sprinters pulling faces for the cameras on the start line and millions will be with you. This antediluvian attitude ought to make the positive noises which greeted the day-night Test involving England and the West…

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sports Direct sues over Iceland shop – Telegraph.co.uk

Fresh from winning a £15m battle over a pub bet, Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has returned to the courts to mount a legal claim over the ownership of its shop in Iceland. The sportswear retailer is suing the family of Jon Asegir Johannesson, the disgraced Icelandic businessman who at one time owned swathes of the British high street through his Baugur vehicle. Mr Johannesson’s family owns 60pc of Sports Direct’s…

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

MLB umpires wear wristbands to protest ‘abusive’ treatment – FOXSports.com

Major League Baseball umpires wore white wristbands during games Saturday, protesting ”abusive player behavior” after Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler was fined but not suspended for his recent verbal tirade against ump Angel Hernandez. The World Umpires Association announced the action, saying the union strongly objected to the response by the commissioner’s office. Kinsler said this week that Hernandez was a bad umpire and ”just needs to go away.” ”The…

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

Endurance sport marketplace LetsDoThis.com raises £1 million … – Business Insider

Let’s Do This cofounders from left: CTO Neil Lock, CEO Sam Browne, and CPO Alex Rose. Let’s Do This LONDON — An online sports listing startup has raised £1 million from a raft to tech, banking, and sporting figures to build the “Airbnb of endurance events” like triathlon and marathon. Let’s Do This, founded 13 months ago, secured the seed funding in June but it has not yet been publically…

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

Butler improving in Big East sports despite small budget – IndyStar – Indianapolis Star

x Embed x Share CLOSE So far, it has been positive. David Woods/IndyStar Buy Photo Basketball is Butler’s bread and butter, but other teams are succeeding at doing more with less as well. “We play small ball, find avenues to get points,” track coach Matt Roe says. In March, Bulldogs guard Kethan Savage drove on Seton Hall Pirates guard Madison Jones during a Big East game at Hinkle Fieldhouse.(Photo: Matt…

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

‘Scrappy’ Butler climbing in Big East sports despite small budget – Indianapolis Star

x Embed x Share CLOSE So far, it has been positive. David Woods/IndyStar Buy Photo Basketball is Butler’s bread and butter, but other teams are succeeding at doing more with less as well. “We play small ball, find avenues to get points,” track coach Matt Roe says. In March, Bulldogs guard Kethan Savage drove on Seton Hall Pirates guard Madison Jones during a Big East game at Hinkle Fieldhouse.(Photo: Matt…

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

One of the biggest youth sports injuries can be prevented – USA Today – USA TODAY

Dr. Christopher Brown works on an injured athlete.(Photo: Provided) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2.6 million children ages 19 and younger are treated in emergency departments each year for sports and recreation-related injuries. And those are just the incidents that make it to the ED. The injuries fall under the terms traumatic or non-traumatic (overuse injuries that develop over time), but that’s not to…

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

Two Cambridge grads and a MoneySupermarket veteran raise £1 million to build the Airbnb of marathons – Business Insider

Let’s Do This cofounders from left: CTO Neil Lock, CEO Sam Browne, and CPO Alex Rose. Let’s Do This LONDON — An online sports listing startup has raised £1 million from a raft to tech, banking, and sporting figures to build the “Airbnb of endurance events” like triathlon and marathon. Let’s Do This, founded 13 months ago, secured the seed funding in June but it has not yet been publically…

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

China to limit overseas investments in real estate, sports – Los Angeles Times

China’s government is moving to curb domestic companies’ investments abroad in property, sports, entertainment and other fields, following a series of high-profile, multibillion-dollar acquisitions by Chinese firms. A document released Friday by the State Council, China’s Cabinet, was the latest move by regulators to tap the brakes on a string of foreign acquisitions, citing concerns that the companies involved may be taking on too much debt. One of those conglomerates,…

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sports Digest: Sea Dogs game suspended – Press Herald

Baseball Sea Dogs game suspended, will be completed Sunday The first game of a scheduled doubleheader between the Portland Sea Dogs and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies was suspended because of rain Saturday in Binghamton, New York. The scoreless game will resume in the fourth inning, beginning at 12:05 p.m. The teams will then play Sunday’s regularly scheduled game. The second game of Saturday’s doubleheader was postponed until Friday, Aug. 25,…

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017