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NHL asks fans to submit video cheers for playoffs

NHL asks fans to submit video cheers for playoffs

13/07/2020, USA, Hockey-Ice, NHL (ice-hockey), Article # 29949345

In an effort to replicate an authentic playoff atmosphere, teams involved in the NHL's expanded postseason have begun emailing season-ticket holders, asking them to record 30-second video clips cheering for their favorite clubs and players, according to ESPN's Greg Wyshynski.

The clips will be used during games inside empty arenas in Toronto and Edmonton, as well as on broadcasts and social media networks. Emails to fans include specific guidelines on proper ways to film, and how to avoid potential copyright violations, Wyshynski adds.

Teams that have begun contacting their fans include the Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers, New York Rangers, and Winnipeg Jets. Each group of fans received requests for generic "We Want The Cup!" chants, along with clapping "Let's Go!" cheers.

"For this, for the first three seconds, you should pretend that you are anticipating the goal, and then explode into your celebration," the instructions read, according to Wyshynski.

Fans were also asked to provide audio of specific cheers for players on their teams. For example, Bruins fans were asked to chant "Tuukk!" as TD Garden normally does after goaltender Tuukka Rask makes a save.

Other team-specific cheers include Rangers fans shouting "Bread-Man!" in support of winger Artemi Panarin, and Blackhawks fans providing 30 seconds of a "slow clap" along with "30 seconds of how you act/cheer during the national anthem at a home game."

The NHL is set to begin Phase 3 (training camps) of its restart plan Monday with Phase 4 (playoffs) slated to start Aug. 1 in Toronto and Edmonton.

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https://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/1985119
APGA Tour offers Black golfers a path to success that once did not exist

APGA Tour offers Black golfers a path to success that once did not exist

13/07/2020, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 29949343

The Advocates Professional Golf Association (APGA) gives minorities access to high-level tournament competition and a well-defined path to the game’s upper reaches.



https://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/golf/os-sp-golf-apga-tour-0713-20200712-u3lwjonpwrcnxlquiyjlllvokm-story.html
#FreeWoj: LeBron James shows support for suspended ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski

#FreeWoj: LeBron James shows support for suspended ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski

13/07/2020, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 29949340

Lakers star sends out tweet with hashtag #FreeWOJ after ESPN NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski was reportedly suspended over profane email.

      


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/lakers/2020/07/12/lebron-james-freewoj-espn-adrian-wojnarowski/5425128002/
Martin Truex Jr. explains apology to Kevin Harvick at Kentucky Speedway | NASCAR Cup Series

Martin Truex Jr. explains apology to Kevin Harvick at Kentucky Speedway | NASCAR Cup Series

13/07/2020, USA, Motorsport-Speedway, Nascar, Article # 29949339


NASCAR Cup rookie Cole Custer wins in upset at Kentucky

NASCAR Cup rookie Cole Custer wins in upset at Kentucky

13/07/2020, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 29949342

SPARTA, Ky. — Cole Custer became the first rookie winner in the NASCAR Cup Series in nearly four years, surging to the lead in a four-wide, final-lap scramble Sunday at Kentucky Speedway.

Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. were dueling side by side for the lead on the lap 265 final restart when Custer — with a push from Matt DiBenedetto on the outside in the backstretch — made his move in the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. As the leaders bunched in Turn 1, Custer slid ahead and outlasted Truex’s Toyota.

“I knew I just had to get to the top,” said Custer, who led twice for five laps — the first of his young career. “The top rolled pretty good and once I got past and I was like in third I was like, ‘I’ve just got to take a shot and do whatever I can here.’

“And it ended up the 4 (Harvick) and the 19 (Truex) got together a little bit and I was able to take advantage of it.”

Though Custer raced to a Kentucky win last July in the Xfinity Series, he and other drivers entered Sunday without a chance to practice or qualify.

Matt Kenseth’s Turn 4 spin forced the final caution and created the opportunity for Custer’s victory. He finished 25th after starting from the back with Truex as both failed two prerace inspections.

The victory was the first by a series rookie since Chris Buescher at Pocono on Aug. 1, 2016. Making his 20th series start, the 22-year-old Custer celebrated with a frontstretch burnout as his crew happily ran to greet him.

DiBenedetto was third, and Harvick fourth — both in Fords. Kurt Busch, the winner last year, was fifth.

Aric Almirola made his case at the start, pushing pole-sitter Kyle Busch forward from the outside and chasing in the early laps before taking over nine laps later and threatening to run away from it. Almirola led 128 of the first 137 laps — nearly 40 more than he has led all season.

Ryan Blaney and DiBenedetto took their turns in front before Keselowski inherited it on pit road during green-flag pit cycles. That didn’t last long as Truex quickly stalked him on the last-stage restart and took over on 181 in hopes of his third Kentucky win in four years. Truex settled for watching Custer take the win.

“The 41 (Custer) just came with a big head of steam and there was no way I was going to be able to block that,” Truex said. “He was just in the right place at the right time, I guess.”



https://www.denverpost.com/2020/07/12/nascar-cole-custer-wins-upset/
Report: At least 3 Canadiens players test positive for COVID-19

Report: At least 3 Canadiens players test positive for COVID-19

13/07/2020, USA, Hockey-Ice, NHL (ice-hockey), Article # 29949330

At least three Montreal Canadiens players recently tested positive for COVID-19, sources told The Athletic's Arpon Basu.

The players can't be identified, as the NHL and players' association agreed to forbid all teams from disclosing injuries and illnesses during the restart. Training camps for all 24 clubs participating in the league's expanded playoffs are set to open Monday, with games in Toronto and Edmonton beginning Aug. 1.

Canadiens defenseman Karl Alzner opted out of the restart plan Saturday. Any player who wishes not to participate can opt out without facing any punishment so long as they inform their teams by Monday afternoon. However, Habs forward Max Domi - who is at risk due to Type 1 diabetes - has been given a 7-to-10 day window to decide whether or not he'll suit up in training camp.

The league announced 35 NHLers have tested positive since Phase 2 began June 8, though it is unknown if the Canadiens players were included in the total, Basu adds.

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Life inside the bubble with NBA players: Golf, fishing and shotgunning beers

Life inside the bubble with NBA players: Golf, fishing and shotgunning beers

13/07/2020, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 29949341

It's early and it might not always be easy, but NBA players are finding ways to make things work inside the league's bubble campus at Disney World.

      


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2020/07/12/nba-players-life-inside-bubble-golf-fishing-shutgunning-beers/5425058002/
Cole Custer 'surprised' by his win at Kentucky Speedway | NASCAR Cup Series

Cole Custer 'surprised' by his win at Kentucky Speedway | NASCAR Cup Series

13/07/2020, USA, Motorsport-Speedway, Nascar, Article # 29949331



					Morikawa wins at Muirfield Village; Lipsky gets 1st US win

Morikawa wins at Muirfield Village; Lipsky gets 1st US win

13/07/2020, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 29949329
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