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Here Are Some Strong And Gross Cycling Legs – Deadspin

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Photo: Peter Dejong/AP Canadian rider Antoine Duchesne‏ was one of the last cuts from Direct Energie’s Tour de France team. The team decided not to bring sprinter Brian Coquard, which made Duchesne’s role on the team somewhat unnecessary. All that training for nothing is a huge bummer, especially because Duchesne turned his legs into statuesque vein monsters. Because cyclists basically rely on nothing but their legs to do their jobs,…

Hillsborough Soccer Disaster: 6 Charged in 1989 UK Stadium Tragedy – NBCNews.com

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

LONDON — A former police commander was charged with 95 counts of manslaughter Wednesday in the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster where soccer fans were suffocated or crushed to death. David Duckenfield, who was in charge of crowd safety operations on the day, was one of six officials charged over their role in the tragedy and its aftermath. The deaths occurred on April 15, 1989, when more than 2,000 Liverpool FC…

NASCAR – playoff picture getting clearer with 10 races left in regular … – ESPN

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

9:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment With 10 Cup races left in NASCAR’s regular season, drivers continue to jockey for the 16 positions in what NASCAR now calls, simply, the playoffs. While the points system has changed drastically, how a driver gets into the playoffs has remained the same: The regular-season champ earns one of the 16 spots, and the next 15 are determined by…

No. 18 Monster Energy Series team penalized post-Sonoma – Nascar

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was penalized Wednesday for lug nuts not properly installed in last weekend’s race at Sonoma Raceway. Per the penalty, crew chief Ben Beshore was fined $20,000 and suspended for one race. Kyle Busch finished fifth in the Toyota / Save Mart 350 in the No. 18 Toyota, working with a team that already had been utilizing…

VIDEO: These NASCAR drivers have their own ‘tour’ – Golfweek.com

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

These NASCAR drivers love golf – and they have their own “tour” to compete on. The Golf Guys Tour is made up of 16 NASCAR drivers, team members and broadcasters. They have their own Twitter account and website, where they keep track of results, post photos and even sell merchandise. They describe themselves as “the most frustrated amateurs on tour.” Denny Hamlin, one of the top drivers in the sport,…

Hillsborough Soccer Stadium Disaster: After 28 Years, 6 Former Officials Face Charges – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Barry Devonside, whose 18-year-old son, Christopher, died in the Hillsborough soccer disaster, reacts after families of the 96 people killed were told charges are being filed Wednesday. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Barry Devonside, whose 18-year-old son, Christopher, died in the Hillsborough soccer disaster, reacts after families of the 96 people killed were told charges are being filed Wednesday. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Six former officials…

NASCAR industry to salute US military units Independence Day weekend – Nascar

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 27, 2017) – As part of the continued efforts to show appreciation for the United States Armed Forces through NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola, NASCAR XFINITY Series™ drivers will bear the names of active military units and installations on their race car windshields during Friday’s Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Military installations like U.S….

Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya Head Hockey Hall of Fame Class – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

TENNIS Serena Williams Responds to McEnroe Serena Williams has no interest in John McEnroe’s thoughts on what would happen if she tried to play on the men’s tour. Williams responded via Twitter to comments McEnroe made during a weekend interview with NPR to promote his latest book. In her post, Williams tells McEnroe, “I adore and respect you,” but she asks him to “please please keep me out of your…

The future of U.S. swimming is 6 feet 9, 17 years old — and African … – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The question comes up whenever someone meets Reece Whitley for the first time. Whitley is too polite to respond with the classic teenage show of disdain: the eye roll. But inside? Inside, his eyeballs are on the other side of their sockets. “How big are your shoes? I hear that all the time,’’ Whitley said with an exasperated chuckle. “I mean, I’m a swimmer. I don’t wear shoes. It’s not…

NASCAR playoff picture: Breaking down the championship chase heading into Daytona – CBSSports.com

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs are getting closer with 16 of the 26 regular-season races in the books. When the circuit heads to Chicagoland Speedway in September, 16 drivers will be competing for a championship. Here is a look at where things stand heading into this weekend’s fast-track race at Daytona International Speedway: Locked in Kyle Larson: The No. 42 driver clinched a spot in the playoffs in…

A Soccer Factory in Football’s Heartland: ‘It’s Like It’s Europe or Something’ – Bleacher Report

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

LM Otero/Associated Press It took Jesus Ferreira just 18 minutes to become Major League Soccer’s youngest goal scorer since Freddy Adu.     The 16-year-old phenom, the son of former league MVP David Ferreira, made his debut for FC Dallas‘ first team June 3, entering a match against Real Salt Lake in the 71st minute. A little more than a quarter-hour later, he demonstrated why there’s so much excitement about…

Is NCAA hockey finally on the horizon for Illinois? – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

For decades, promising youth hockey players in Illinois have not had an opportunity to play college hockey in their home state. Since 1996, when Illinois-Chicago’s varsity program disbanded, the state has not had any Division I college hockey programs. That may be changing. The University of Illinois is partnering with the NHL and league’s players association to evaluate the addition of hockey as a varsity program, the league announced Friday…

10 of the best new cycling holidays in Europe – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Fruitful seasons for riding the Algarve The summer heat would make southern Portugal particularly challenging for cycling, but spring and autumn – with cooler temperatures and coastal breezes – are perfect for it. This new cycle holiday from Chapters Holidays is a week-long trip around the lesser-known eastern Algarve based in Monte Gordo and starting this autumn. Cyclists will ride around 25km a day on coastal paths, finding secret beaches…

NASCAR community reacts to Kevin Harvick’s win at Sonoma – FOXSports.com

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Kevin Harvick scored his first win at Sonoma Raceway and first in a Ford with Stewart-Haas Racing.  Check out the social media reaction from the Toyota/Save Mart 350: 

Kyle Busch’s team likely facing NASCAR penalties after lug-nut issues – FOXSports.com

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

SONOMA, Calif. — Joe Gibbs Racing, which has endured a winless first 16 races of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, got another setback after the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway: Kyle Busch’s No. 18 JGR Toyota had two improperly attached lug nuts, according to NASCAR officials. Customarily, that’s a one-race suspension and a $20,000 fine per the NASCAR rule book. But Busch’s regular crew chief, Adam…

Santa Ana soccer game turns violent as fans rush field, get into brawl – OCRegister

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

SANTA ANA – A friendly game between former players of two professional Mexican soccer clubs on Sunday afternoon, June 25, turned violent when dozens of fans rushed the field and began beating each other, forcing authorities to suspend the match. The “game of legends” between former Club America and Pumas players at Eddie West Field at 602 N. Flower St. was intended to benefit Santa Ana-based United Soccer Talents Foundation, which…

Danica Patrick Wrecks into Boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. During NASCAR at Sonoma – Bleacher Report

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. might have a nice relationship off the track, but it wasn’t an ideal day for the couple during Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350. Patrick (No. 10) spun out after being nudged on one of the difficult turns at Sonoma Raceway. She ended up colliding into Stenhouse (No. 17). Fox NASCAR captured the incident: FOX: NASCAR @NASCARONFOX Replay: A 3-wide battle sends @DanicaPatrick…

Kyle Busch’s backup crew chief facing one-race suspension from NASCAR – CBSSports.com

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Kyle Busch just lost his second crew chief of the season. Ben Beshore, who has been serving as interim crew chief since Adam Stevens earned a four-race suspension at Dover, is facing a one-race suspension for Busch’s car having two loose lug nuts after a fifth-place finish at Sonoma. Stevens will be on the shelf for at least one more week as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to…

Kyle Busch’s team likely facing NASCAR penalties after lug-nut issues – FOXSports.com

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

SONOMA, Calif. — Joe Gibbs Racing, which has endured a winless first 16 races of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, got another setback after the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway: Kyle Busch’s No. 18 JGR Toyota had two improperly attached lug nuts, according to NASCAR officials. Customarily, that’s a one-race suspension and a $20,000 fine per the NASCAR rule book. But Busch’s regular crew chief, Adam…