Synchro figure skating, mass start speed race proposed for 2018 Olympics

sportSynchro figure skating, mass start speed race proposed for 2018 Olympics
Synchronized skating, a figure skating discipline, and a mass start speed skating event open to both long track and short track athletes could be on the program for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. International Skating Union President …
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Sisters place first at figure skating competition
Norwalk 5th grader, Olivia Smith, and her younger sister, 3rd grader, Ruby Smith recently competed at the Skating Club of Southern CT Basic Skills Competition at the SoNo Ice House. Olivia and Ruby have been taking figure skating lessons at the SoNo Ice …
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Peter Burrows, Olympic figure skating coach, dies at 75
Peter Burrows, a coach to dozens of figure skating Olympians and U.S. national medalists, including Dorothy Hamill before her 1976 gold-medal performance, died April 9. He was 75. An Albertson resident and former director of the figure skating school at …
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TWMX Race Series Profile: Wyatt Cameron

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What is it about motocross that you like so much compared to all of the other sports out there? I like how it isn’t really a normal sport, it is more like a competition and I like how you are actually on a motorcycle instead of just running or …
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Takaka’s Harwood claims national MX2 motocross title
The Waitakere-based rider from Takaka (CML KTM 250F) had been in scintillating form through the first three of four rounds of this season’s New Zealand Motocross Championships and had built a solid 13-point advantage for himself before arriving at …
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The final round of the 5-race showdown is in Las Vegas on May 6. This NASCAR-borrowed concept may not be to the liking of hard-core motocross fans, but it is being considered as a possible Supercross format in the future—unless someone comes to their …
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NASCAR 2016: When, where to watch today’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta (photos)

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Tony Schumacher won in Top Fuel, and Rodger Brogdon in Pro Stock. Last event: Ron Capps topped the Funny Car field Feb. 14 in the season-opening Winternationalsin Pomona, California. Steve Torrence won in Top Fuel, and Greg Anderson in Pro Stock.

Capps, Kalitta and Butner top qualifying at Phoenix
In the 14-car ladder, Butner will face V. Gaines, who qualified 14th with a 6.778 at 207.27 in his Kendall Oil Dodge Dart. Points leader Anderson’s 6.623-second effort in the heat of the day means he will meet Vincent Nobile in the first round …

All hail the new Bugatti Chiron
Then there’s the top speed, which Bugatti has limited to 261mph – a token 3mph more than the Veyron Super Sport. The specially-developed, wider Michelins can take more, Bugatti says, and will be used for a Chiron’s record-setting attempt, which is …
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The Hellhole Gravel Grind Stage Race Report and Results

sportThe Hellhole Gravel Grind Stage Race Report and Results
The roads of Francis Marion are littered with car sized, bike swallowing potholes, megafauna such as bear, snakes, boar (and chupacabra…), and trail sections along the Palmetto Trail that are difficulty rated, in Roubaix-like fashion, by the race …
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LOMBARDIA ’15: Roadside With Pez!
lombardia15-01pez My second time back in two years – Il Lombardia was better than ever, with great racing, epic weather, and a course around Lake Como worthy of this Monument – my day chasing the race was a fitting end to the 2015 race season.
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Velo magazine — October 2015
While the contingent of American racers has never been stronger, the domestic race scene is a discombobulated mix of races in USA Cycling’s sprawling Pro CX calendar. Spencer Powlison considers what should be done to improve the circuit for fans and …

Horse race dates confirmed

sportHorse race dates confirmed
Jockey Ruben Cervantes was up on La Polbadera (center) for a photo-finish win in the inaugural Dale Parker/Emmett Overnight Futurity during the 29th Annual Pari-mutuel Horse Racing Spring Meet at the Gem County Fairgrounds April 26. Cervantes rode …
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Baffert strongly considering Travers for American Pharoah
American Pharoah would be the sixth horse Baffert has brought in for the Travers, a race he won with eventual Horse of the Year Point Given in 2001. He was third with Roman Ruler in 2005 and off the board with Coil in 2011, Liaison in 2012 and Bayern …
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Horse Racing: Discovery the only horse to win 3 straight Whitney Handicaps
Horse Racing: Discovery the only horse to win 3 straight Whitney Handicaps. Courtesy of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Discovery is the only horse to win the Whitney Handicap three straight times, which he did from 1934 to 1936.
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Mountain bike race series continues Wednesday in Eagle

sportMountain bike race series continues Wednesday in Eagle
The races will begin at 4:45 p.m. with the Youth Series for riders ages 8 to 17, followed by the Men’s and Women’s Pro, Expert, Vet Expert, Single Speed and Men’s Master Expert beginning their races between 5:45 to 5:48 p.m. Men’s and Women’s Sport …
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TWMX Race Series Profile: Austin Meyers
Austin Meyers was piloting his YZ450F around the Cahuilla Creek MX track at our recent West Coast Open round there, blowing up the soft berms while throwing down fast laps in a tough field in the 450 Pro Class. Meyers rode with a smooth … I’ve been …
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Battle of the bike shops
Pro cyclist Allan Laframboise of Big Bear leads the way through the manzanita on the first lap of the July 12 Rim Nordic cross-country race. Laframboise rides for Bike for Bender/Don’s Bicycles. Close behind is Romolo Forcino, who rides for Chains …
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Power-packed race gives Penske 1st Grand Prix win at Indy

sportPower-packed race gives Penske 1st Grand Prix win at Indy
Rahal took advantage of a five-car crash in the first turn of the 82-lap race to jump from 17th to sixth, steadily moved through the field into second and continually pressured Power. It’s the second straight runner-up finish for Rahal, whose father …
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Will Power Gains First IndyCar Win of Season
Will Power won the Grand Prix of Indianapolis for his first IndyCar victory of the season, leading 65 of 82 laps on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Power held off a strong run from Graham Rahal, who finished second, 1.5023 seconds behind.
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IndyCar shakes up tradition with built-in LEDs that show race position
“The greatest spectacle in racing” is getting a futuristic face lift this year. In addition to a brand new aero package, the high-speed machines of IndyCar will feature LED panels that display each driver’s positioning at this year’s Indy 500. Even …
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Maryland’s Hunt Cup, the country’s most challenging horse race, bets on its future

sportMaryland’s Hunt Cup, the country’s most challenging horse race, bets on its future
He’s leading about 10 horses uphill at a divot-churning pace toward a stout, 4-foot-10-inch post-and-rail fence — a structure that has stood here for close to a century, ever since the most challenging horse race in America was first run across these …
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Ready for horse racing? Emerald Downs begins its season on Saturday
The meeting, which features 29 stakes races highlighted by the 80th running of the Longacres Mile, will run through Sept. 27 with Friday, Saturday and Sunday racing. It marks the 20th season for the Auburn racetrack, but the first under new owners.


Hootenanny to Make 2015 Debut at Keeneland
“I really wanted to run at Keeneland,” trainer Wesley Ward said about his decision to start Hootenanny in the race. “This was one of the spots to go unless we went over to Churchill and run him against horses that have already been running. I think it …
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IndyCar opening race in Brazil canceled

sportIndyCar opening race in Brazil canceled
If there’s a positive, IndyCar Series teams no longer must prepare two types of cars. The Brazil race was to use chassis configurations similar to the past three seasons. The St. Petersburg race is scheduled to be the first with the series’ new …
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Pit Pass: Field coming together for full-season, Indy 500 rides
It’s car-counting season for the Verizon IndyCar Series and its signature event, the Indianapolis 500. The former is down to four available seats for next month’s season-opening race in St. Petersburg, Fla. The latter has some work to do before it …
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Cavin: Walt Disney’s ‘Mickyard’ closing in June
Two businesses currently using Walt Disney World Speedway, site of the inaugural Indy Racing League race in 1996, confirmed this week they must cease operations at the 1-mile oval by June 30. What happens from … The Petty stock car rides began in ’97.
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