Among the lasting impacts the coronavirus will have on NASCAR is showing the sport it can be nimble with schedules, formats and races in ways few thought possible. Just as impactful, though, could be who will be Cup crew chiefs in the future. How those positions are filled could be changing as a result of these times. Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing and Stewart-Haas Racing are among organizations that have promoted an engineer with no significant crew chief experience to lead Cup teams in recent years. But with many Cup teams no longer sending engineers to races in this era of crew limits, will that trend continue? Two of this year’s new Cup crew chiefs came from the Camping World Truck Series and two moved up from the Xfinity Series. MORE: Ben Beshore charting Kyle Busch’s course correction Engineers have been among those squeezed by NASCAR’s crew limits. In 2019, Cup teams were limited to 12 road crew members, not including the pit crew, at the track. … [Read more...] about Friday 5: Could the pandemic impact future crew chief hires?
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CBSSports.com recently expanded its top 100 draft prospects to 150 for the 2021 NFL Draft . Five LSU Tigers landed in the top 150, highlighted by Ja'Marr Chase at No. 3. The 6-foot, 208-pound Chase grabbed the No. 1 spot at wide receiver, with only Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell ranked ahead of him at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Chase bypassed his junior season to focus on preparing for the draft, but did enough as a sophomore to warrant the lofty rating. The 2019 Biletnikoff Award winner led the NCAA with 20 touchdown catches, and his 127.1 yards per game ranked second nationally after he finished the year with 84 receptions in 14 games during the national championship campaign. Like Chase, Terrace Marshall Jr. left school early after his junior season he cut short by opting out after seven games. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Marshall checked in at No. 68 overall and as the No. 8 receiver. Marshall put up good … [Read more...] about 5 LSU Tigers land in CBS top 150 NFL draft prospects
Former spin stalwart Bishan Singh Bedi has undergone successful bypass surgery on Friday and is expected to be discharged from the hospital soon. Reports also suggest that Bedi has been shifted to a cabin from ICU. Apparently, Bedi had been having heart ailments for a long time. “He underwent bypass surgery a couple of days back and he is doing fine now. He should be released soon as the process was completed smoothly,” sources close to the legend said. This would come as a good piece of news for his fans who have been praying for his speedy recovery. He played Test cricket for India from 1966 to 1979 and formed part of the famous Indian spin quartet. He played a total of 67 Tests and took 266 wickets. He also captained the national side in 22 Test matches. Not long back, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly also underwent angioplasty, and stents were inserted in the coronary arteries. Having undergone angioplasty in the first week of January, Ganguly headed to the Apollo Hospital … [Read more...] about Bishan Singh Bedi Health Update: ‘Doing Fine’ After Bypass Surgery, Ex-Cricketer Expected to be Released Soon
The LTA has appointed seven new members to its council as part of its drive to make tennis a more diverse and accessible sport. In an open letter last June, LTA chief executive Scott Lloyd said he wanted tennis "to be open to anyone" as he acknowledged "we haven't done enough" to make the sport inclusive. The LTA board-nominated councillors will each serve for a minimum of three and a maximum of nine years, tasked with helping to grow the sport, including coach development and support, volunteer engagement alongside inclusion and diversity. Of the new appointees, four are men and three are women, four are of colour, two have declared they are part of an underrepresented group, while three are of a significantly younger age. Joining the LTA Council , which consists of 54 volunteer councillors, are: Lottie Birdsall-Strong - Ex-women's football player with Arsenal; recently appointed to the ECB Yasmin Clarke - Former professional player; coach to brother Jay, world No … [Read more...] about LTA appoints seven new members to its council in drive towards inclusion and diversity in tennis
Finch's 79 not out off 55 balls helped lay the foundations for a 50-run triumph, with Australia posting 156-6 in Wellington before bowling out the Black Caps for just 106. It means the series is now level at 2-2, with Australia having come from two down, and will be settled in the final match on Sunday (March 7). 1 49343 Tim Southee was furious after Finch was given not out on umpire's call following an lbw review in the first over, with his reaction resulting in a formal reprimand for a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct. Tim Southee reprimanded for showing dissent at umpire's decision The fast bowler might have been even more angry had he known the damage Finch would go on to do, the skipper accounting for over half of his side's total to become his country's leading scorer in the format on 2,310 runs. Finch smashed four sixes off the final over, that explosive spell alone giving him more runs than any of his team-mates, with Marcus Stoinis' 19 the next-best … [Read more...] about New Zealand vs Australia, 4th T20I: Finch-inspired visitors set up series decider