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Atlanta’s Tata Martino: US Soccer must focus on player development – MLSsoccer.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Following Bruce Arena’s resignation as US men’s national team manager in the wake of the USMNT’s failure to qualify for the World Cup earlier this month, the rumor mill has churned out the names of several managers who might take over the position. One name that’s emerged repeatedly among the soccer punditocracy? Atlanta United manager Gerardo “Tata” Martino. He’s certainly got the resume to take charge of the USMNT. The…

Ryan Blaney secures top spot in final practice at Kansas – Nascar

Saturday, October 21, 2017

RELATED: Final practice results | Consecutive 10-lap averages | Full schedule for Kansas Ryan Blaney nestled the Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 Ford into the top spot in final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice Saturday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. Blaney logged a fast lap of 182.057 mph in the 50-minute session. It came one day after his speed in Coors Light Pole Qualifying was disallowed because of a technical infraction,…

Weekend Hot Clicks: Buckle Up, There’s a Lot of Sports Coming Your Way – Sports Illustrated

Saturday, October 21, 2017

If you have to attend a wedding this weekend, we really, really, really, really feel sorry for you. Buckle up for a huge weekend For those saddled with weddings this weekend, my thoughts are prayers are with you. Here are the highlights from a sports-filled weekend: Verlander dominated the Yankees in Game 6 to force a Game 7 on Saturday night … Notre Dame-USC and Penn State-Michigan are among the…

Gran Turismo Sport review: A brilliant, but very new, direction for the … – Ars Technica

Saturday, October 21, 2017

reader comments 35 Game Details Developer: Polyphony DigitalPublisher: SonyPlatform: PS4Release Date: October 17thPrice: $59.99Links: Official website  Gran Turismo Sport is a great racing game. What it’s not is a simple PS4 port of the last GT game. Almost everything about this latest release is different from every game that has come before it in the series. There are way fewer selectable cars than the competition (and previous GT games). There aren’t many tracks. You won’t spend hours…

When It Comes To Race And Sports, Who Owns An Athlete’s … – NPR – NPR

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel with teammates during the anthem, prior to the game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on October 15, 2017 in Landover, Maryland. Michael Zagaris/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Michael Zagaris/Getty Images Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel with teammates during the anthem, prior to the game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on October 15, 2017 in Landover, Maryland….

Jemele Hill: ‘I Deserved That Suspension’ – Sports Illustrated

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Jemele Hill’s political opinions have kept her in the news recently, as she first made headlines by calling Donald Trump a white supremacist before drawing a two-week suspension for suggesting a boycott of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ advertisers.  ESPN said the suspension was for a second violation of the network’s social media guidelines, and there were strong reactions to it on both sides. Some thought ESPN was wrong for censoring…

Stick to sports? Here’s what these legends say about mixing politics and ballgames – Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

“Stick to sports” has been heard this fall almost as much as “The President said what?” The developments surrounding the national anthem protests have put sports journalists in a vice: Do we ignore what athletes are doing on the field when it’s not sports? Or do we talk about it and potentially alienate the masses who want their sports page to be football, basketball, baseball and, yes, maybe even hockey?…

5 baseball movies to binge-watch during the MLB post-season – USA TODAY

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Happy October, baseball fans! (Photo: USA TODAY/20th Century Fox via AP) It’s time to play ball. Or, at least, press play on a good baseball movie.  The MLB post-season is underway, and soon two teams will be facing off in the 2017 World Series. If you’re like us and you’re living and breathing baseball this October, you can fill in the time between playoff games with these five baseball movies that are available…

Gran Turismo Sport review: A brilliant, but very new, direction for the series – Ars Technica

Saturday, October 21, 2017

reader comments 18 Game Details Developer: Polyphony DigitalPublisher: SonyPlatform: PS4Release Date: October 17thPrice: $59.99Links: Official website  Gran Turismo Sport is a great racing game. What it’s not is a simple PS4 port of the last GT game. Almost everything about this latest release is different from every game that has come before it in the series. There are way fewer selectable cars than the competition (and previous GT games). There aren’t many tracks. You won’t spend hours…

When It Comes To Race And Sports, Who Owns An Athlete’s Opinions? – NPR

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel with teammates during the anthem, prior to the game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on October 15, 2017 in Landover, Maryland. Michael Zagaris/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Michael Zagaris/Getty Images Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel with teammates during the anthem, prior to the game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on October 15, 2017 in Landover, Maryland….

Stick to sports? Here’s what these legends say about mixing politics and ballgames – Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

“Stick to sports” has been heard this fall almost as much as “The President said what?” The developments surrounding the national anthem protests have put sports journalists in a vice: Do we ignore what athletes are doing on the field when it’s not sports? Or do we talk about it and potentially alienate the masses who want their sports page to be football, basketball, baseball and, yes, maybe even hockey?…

Jose Altuve’s solo home run helps Houston force Game 7 – FOXSports.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Justin Verlander talks his dominant Game 6: ‘It just clicked for me’ 10 hours ago

The Amazon groveling is turning into a sport – Crosscut

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Amazon’s biospheres reflect in a building at the Seattle campus in South Lake Union. Credit: Matt M. McKnight/Crosscut The deadline for Amazon’s HQ2 bidders has passed with a flurry of embarrassing promo efforts by North American cities groveling to serve. Now that Amazon has established which cities they are, they need only negotiate a price — that is, what price the winning…

The Charlotte ‘roval’ isn’t quite ready for NASCAR, but it’s getting there – ESPN

Saturday, October 21, 2017

10:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CONCORD, N.C. — Martin Truex Jr., who has been able to pass just about anything and everything this year, didn’t have an answer for how he will make a pass in the 2018 opening-round elimination race next season. That race will take place on the 2.42-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway “roval” — a road course that uses nearly all of…

The Astros are ‘literally in love’ with Justin Verlander after forcing Game 7 – Yahoo Sports

Saturday, October 21, 2017

HOUSTON – On the landing beneath the home dugout at Minute Maid Park on Friday, nine towels were laid out, one next to the other. Even on the days when his right arm burns, when the mileage run up over a career taxes his muscles and burdens his ligaments and angers his tendons, Justin Verlander asks for nine towels. One for every inning he plans to pitch that day. Part…

Stick to sports? Here’s what these legends say about mixing politics and ballgames – Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

“Stick to sports” has been heard this fall almost as much as “The President said what??” The developments surrounding the national anthem protests have put sports journalists in a vice: Do we ignore what athletes are doing on the field when it’s not sports? Or do we talk about it and potentially alienate the masses who want their sports page to be football, basketball, baseball and, yes, maybe even hockey?…

Michigan bills would regulate daily fantasy sports – Wichita Eagle

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Michigan lawmakers want to regulate the fast-growing paid fantasy sports industry while leaving alone traditional private leagues in which money may change hands among friends. Bipartisan bills that cleared a Senate committee 7-0 this past week would clarify that playing fantasy sports is not gambling, because it is a skill. A state license would be required, however, to operate the type of cash leagues popularized by industry leaders DraftKings and…

Jose Altuve’s solo home run helps Houston force Game 7 – FOXSports.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Justin Verlander talks his dominant Game 6: ‘It just clicked for me’ 5 hours ago

The Charlotte ‘roval’ isn’t quite ready for NASCAR, but it’s getting there – ESPN

Saturday, October 21, 2017

10:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CONCORD, N.C. — Martin Truex Jr., who has been able to pass just about anything and everything this year, didn’t have an answer for how he will make a pass in the 2018 opening-round elimination race next season. That race will take place on the 2.42-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway “roval” — a road course that uses nearly all of…