Don Schumacher’s NHRA racing team pledges to donate brains for concussion research, urges same from military members

MORRISON, Colo. — Concussion experts would someday like to conduct the same amount of research on head injuries among military members as they’ve done for football players. One way to get there: race car drivers. All seven members of the world’s largest hot-rod team, Don Schumacher Racing, pledged their brains to concussion research Friday as part of an effort geared to reach military members as much as racing fans. Through its sponsorship with the U.S. Army, Schumacher connected with the Infinite Hero Foundation, a nonprofit that works with the Concussion…

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Dumoulin misses Alpe d’Huez win but remains Team Sky’s main Tour de France threat

Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) may have missed out on a stage win atop Alpe d”Huez on stage 12 of the Tour de France but the Dutchman solidified his position as Team Sky’s main threat in the overall standings. Related Articles Dumoulin finished second to stage winner and yellow jersey Geraint Thomas on the mountain but put several seconds in Chris Froome, who faded in the sprint and slipped to fourth. As the race leaves the Alps after three days of relentless racing, and with time bonus factored in, Thomas leads…

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India ‘A’ cricket team makes it mark while you were watching football

Written by Bharat Sundaresan | Published: July 20, 2018 1:16:31 am Prithvi Shaw, 18, posted a photo with one of the four Landseer lions in London’s Trafalgar Square with the caption: “I’m looking in the Eye of a Lion.” “I’M LOOKING in the Eye of a Lion.” That’s the caption to a picture Prithvi Shaw posted on his Instagram feed on July 9. The diminutive Mumbai opener is face to face with one of the four Landseer lions in London’s Trafalgar Square. It’s exactly a week after Shaw and India…

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Lewis Hamilton – I turned down an offer from a rival team

HOCKENHEIM, Germany — Lewis Hamilton has revealed that a team other than Mercedes approached him about a 2019 contract, but he insists he did not take the offer seriously. Mercedes announced Hamilton’s new two-year contract on Thursday that will see the four-time world champion stay at the team until the end of 2020. While the deal was never really in doubt, negotiations over details dragged over several months after the basic contract was finalised earlier this year. Ferrari and Red Bull were the only other viable options for Hamilton given…

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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart agrees to four-year, $52 million deal to stay with team

Restricted free agent Marcus Smart has agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract extension with the Boston Celtics, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The 24-year-old Smart, the No. 6 pick in the 2014 draft, found a quiet market in restricted free agency and, after his camp grumbled about Boston’s lack of attention early in the summer, the two sides hammered out a deal that keeps a primary piece of Boston’s core in green. Marcus Smart has agreed to a new four-year deal with the Boston Celtics. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images The…

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Manny Machado blockbuster makes Dodgers the NL’s team to beat

The All-Star Game featured a record 10 home runs, but the Manny Machado trade rumors that had hovered over two days of festivities turned into the biggest news of the night when reports during the game made an impending trade between the Orioles and Dodgers all but certain. And the deal is actually happening: Machado, a fixture in Baltimore since 2012, when he reached the big leagues 34 days after turning 20 years old, is on his way to L.A. to become a member of the Dodgers, for whom he’ll…

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Thomas: Chris Froome is Team Sky’s best chance of winning the Tour de France

Geraint Thomas played down any potential leadership issues within Team Sky after taking a resounding stage 11 win at La Rosiere, and with it the yellow jersey. Thomas attacked a group of GC contenders, including his teammate Chris Froome, with five kilometres remaining on the first summit finish of the race. Related Articles The Welshman’s attack brought him towards an earlier move that included Tom Dumoulin, and with just over one kilometre to go Thomas attacked for a second time to take the stage and the lead. He now tops…

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Banned Haas junior Santino Ferrucci dumped by F2 team

Haas’ American development driver, Santino Ferrucci, has been sacked by his Formula 2 team after deliberately crashing into his teammate on the cool down lap of a race earlier this month. Ferrucci was handed a four-race ban after intentionally hitting the rear of fellow Haas junior Arjun Maini’s car after the F2 sprint race which preceded the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 8. He was later disqualified from that race result and accumulated 66,000 Euros of fines for separate incidents, including holding a mobile phone as he drove…

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Dan Martin: Riders are scared of attacking Team Sky

Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) was the only rider willing to attack the GC contenders on the opening mountain stage of this year’s Tour de France. The Irishman pushed clear of his rivals near the summit of the final climb of the Col de la Colombière, and although a headwind and Team Sky’s pursuit ended his time off the front, the stage 6 winner had no regrets. Martin’s acceleration provided a sharp contrast to what we saw for much of stage 10. Team Sky allowed a break that included race…

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Stephen Curry won’t attend Team USA minicamp next week

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will not be in attendance for Team USA’s minicamp next week in Las Vegas, league sources tell ESPN. LeBron James, who was in Las Vegas over the weekend to watch the Lakers play a summer league game, will miss USA Basketball’s training camp held July 25-27. The two-time NBA MVP, according to sources, will be spending time with his family, including his newborn son. The minicamp will be held July 25-27 at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center. On Monday, ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reported LeBron James…

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