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Going back to the future at Martinsville is the tonic NASCAR needs – ESPN

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

10:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Brothers and sisters, I have seen the path to NASCAR’s future. It is brightly lit, and it leads directly back into its past. Brothers and sisters, I have seen the light. I mean, like, a whole lot of light. To be exact, 750 lights atop 19 poles, casting a futuristic, state-of-the art LED illumination onto stock car racing’s most…

NASCAR struggling with sinking ratings – Albany Times Union

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Caption Close Charlotte, N.C. Bad news first: The overnight television ratings for NASCAR’s race in California were down. The ratings were down for Phoenix, Las Vegas and Atlanta, too. Basically, nothing NASCAR does can stop this slide, it seems. So what’s the good news? Well, NASCAR really couldn’t have asked for a better start to its season. Five drivers won the first five races. The lead changed in the waning…

The west-coast swing wasn’t kind to some of NASCAR’s biggest names – ESPN

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

1:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — #NASCARGoesHome With NASCAR’s three-race trek to the west coast over, NASCAR Cup drivers — not to mention the teams — will enjoy a relatively short trip next weekend to Martinsville Speedway, which is only an hour or two from most of the race shops. There are plenty of drivers who will say “Good riddance” to the…

No Resolution in Pay Dispute Involving US Women’s Hockey Team – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Brighton’s Shannon McCarthy lands with pro soccer team in Japan – Detroit Free Press

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Shannon McCarthy, a Brighton native and 2015 Miami (Fla.) graduate, signed a professional contract with FC Kibi International University Charme in Takahashi City, Japan.(Photo: JC Ridley, Miami Athletics) Miami (Fla.) coach Mary-Frances Monroe considers Shannon McCarthy to be the hardest working women’s soccer play she has ever coached. In late February, McCarthy, a Brighton native and 2015 Hurricanes graduate, signed a professional contract with FC Kibi International University Charme in Takahashi…

Cycling in Minnesota creates thousands of jobs and cuts health-care spending, state report concludes – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

For many Minnesotans cycling is nothing more than a Sunday frolic, but a new report finds that the state’s bike industry produces $780 million in annual economic activity, 5,519 jobs and millions of dollars in health care savings because of reduced obesity, diabetes and heart disease. And get this: Fully 13.6 percent of Twin Cities residents commute by bike, at least once in a while. Those are the results of…

The west-coast swing wasn’t kind to some of NASCAR’s biggest names – ESPN

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

1:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — #NASCARGoesHome With NASCAR’s three-race trek to the west coast over, NASCAR Cup drivers — not to mention the teams — will enjoy a relatively short trip next weekend to Martinsville Speedway, which is only an hour or two from most of the race shops. There are plenty of drivers who will say “Good riddance” to the…

No Resolution in Pay Dispute Involving US Women’s Hockey Team – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Brighton’s Shannon McCarthy lands with pro soccer team in Japan – Detroit Free Press

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Shannon McCarthy, a Brighton native and 2015 Miami (Fla.) graduate, signed a professional contract with FC Kibi International University Charme in Takahashi City, Japan.(Photo: JC Ridley, Miami Athletics) Miami (Fla.) coach Mary-Frances Monroe considers Shannon McCarthy to be the hardest working women’s soccer play she has ever coached. In late February, McCarthy, a Brighton native and 2015 Hurricanes graduate, signed a professional contract with FC Kibi International University Charme in Takahashi…

No Resolution in Pay Dispute Involving US Women’s Hockey Team – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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The west-coast swing wasn’t kind to some of NASCAR’s biggest names – ESPN

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

1:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — #NASCARGoesHome With NASCAR’s three-race trek to the west coast over, NASCAR Cup drivers — not to mention the teams — will enjoy a relatively short trip next weekend to Martinsville Speedway, which is only an hour or two from most of the race shops. There are plenty of drivers who will say “Good riddance” to the…

How a Team in Seattle, of All Places, Changed Hockey Forever – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Brighton’s Shannon McCarthy lands with pro soccer team in Japan – Detroit Free Press

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Shannon McCarthy, a Brighton native and 2015 Miami (Fla.) graduate, signed a professional contract with FC Kibi International University Charme in Takahashi City, Japan.(Photo: JC Ridley, Miami Athletics) Miami (Fla.) coach Mary-Frances Monroe considers Shannon McCarthy to be the hardest working women’s soccer play she has ever coached. In late February, McCarthy, a Brighton native and 2015 Hurricanes graduate, signed a professional contract with FC Kibi International University Charme in Takahashi…

NHL poised to skate into China, hockey’s next frontier – ABC News

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

When Andong Song started playing hockey in China at age 6, he wore figure skates on his feet and had to use the straight parts of short-track speedskating rinks for practice. His father brought back equipment from his travels one piece at a time, and his family moved to Canada a few years later so he could pursue a career in the sport. Song, the first Chinese player selected in…

The west-coast swing wasn’t kind to some of NASCAR’s biggest names – ESPN

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

1:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FONTANA, Calif. — #NASCARGoesHome With NASCAR’s three-race trek to the west coast over, NASCAR Cup drivers — not to mention the teams — will enjoy a relatively short trip next weekend to Martinsville Speedway, which is only an hour or two from most of the race shops. There are plenty of drivers who will say “Good riddance” to the…

US men’s hockey players may boycott world championships in solidarity with women’s team – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

The U.S. women’s national team, which is planning to boycott the women’s ice hockey world championships that begin Thursday in Plymouth, Michigan, over a wage dispute with USA Hockey, received messages of support in recent days from the NHL Players’ Association, as well as the unions that represent NBA, NFL and MLB players. On Sunday, Octagon agent Allan Walsh, whose clients include Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, tweeted that the U.S….

Brighton’s Shannon McCarthy lands with pro soccer team in Japan – Detroit Free Press

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

Shannon McCarthy, a Brighton native and 2015 Miami (Fla.) graduate, signed a professional contract with FC Kibi International University Charme in Takahashi City, Japan.(Photo: JC Ridley, Miami Athletics) Miami (Fla.) coach Mary-Frances Monroe considers Shannon McCarthy to be the hardest working women’s soccer play she has ever coached. In late February, McCarthy, a Brighton native and 2015 Hurricanes graduate, signed a professional contract with FC Kibi International University Charme in Takahashi…

NHL poised to skate into China, hockey’s next frontier – ABC News

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

When Andong Song started playing hockey in China at age 6, he wore figure skates on his feet and had to use the straight parts of short-track speedskating rinks for practice. His father brought back equipment from his travels one piece at a time, and his family moved to Canada a few years later so he could pursue a career in the sport. Song, the first Chinese player selected in…

US men’s hockey players may boycott world championships in solidarity with women’s team – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

The U.S. women’s national team, which is planning to boycott the women’s ice hockey world championships that begin Thursday in Plymouth, Michigan, over a wage dispute with USA Hockey, received messages of support in recent days from the NHL Players’ Association, as well as the unions that represent NBA, NFL and MLB players. On Sunday, Octagon agent Allan Walsh, whose clients include Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, tweeted that the U.S….

NASCAR Bypassed The Most Obvious Fix To Its Latest Problem – Jalopnik

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

Be still my heart. This is the Kroger 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway, a track close Indianapolis Motor Speedway, back when the Xfinity Series was known as the Nationwide Series. That series raced here instead of at the big track. Photo credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images If there’s one thing we know about modern NASCAR, it’s that the sanctioning body often takes the most complicated route in order to solve a…