NASCAR Nationwide race tonight: Bristol 300 winner results schedule


The NASCAR Nationwide Series race circuit headed to Bristol Motor Speedway tonight for the Food City 300 on the schedule, which saw the Nationwide Series standings as tight as ever heading into the race. Chase Elliott continues took a lead into the standings by a mere ten points over Regan Smith, who had been leading earlier in the season. But instead, in a surprise result, the winner was someone else entirely.

Tonight’s NASCAR Nationwide race winner was Ryan Blaney, who only led a total of seven out of the three hundred laps. He stole it away at the end from Kyle Busch, who led for more than half the race before finishing with a second place result. Chase Elliott, who led fifty-seven laps and finished in third, will remain atop the Nationwide leaderboard for another week. Regan Smith ended up finishing in sixth place.

The next race on the NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule is the Great Clips Benefiting Feed The Children race on Saturday night, August 30th, at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Mo’Ne Davis and Philadelphia: Little League World Series game tonight


Mo’Ne Davis and her Philadelphia, Pennsylvania baseball team are playing again tonight after having lost last night’s game against the team from Las Vegas. This time around Davis and her teammates are facing elimination, as at this stage of the Little League World Series tournament, teams are sent home after two losses. Tonight, Philadelphia will be playing the Jackie Robinson team from Chicago, and it will air on the national television schedule.

Mo’Ne Davis appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week after utterly dominating the earlier games she pitched in the Little League World Series. But she suffered her worst outing of the LLWS tournament last night, rocked early on by a Las Vegas team that’s considered one of the favorites to win it all as her Philadelphia team went on to lose by a final score of 8-1. Now they’ll have to bounce back, and quickly, in order to remain in contention.

Tonight’s Little League World Series game between the Philadelphia and Jackie Robinson teams has a start time schedule of 7:30pm eastern time on TV channel. The catch: due to rules on how often little league pitchers can pitch, Mo’Ne Davis isn’t eligible to pitch tonight. If she does appear in tonight’s game it’ll have to be in a non-pitching position. The earliest she can pitch again would be Saturday’s game, and her Philadelphia team would need to win tonight in order to advance that far.

Sprint Cup NASCAR race: winner results for Pure Michigan, schedule


The Pure Michigan 400 was the latest NASCAR race on the schedule today, as the Sprint Cup series heads to the Michigan International Speedway while the chase for the cup continues and the points standings remain as tight as ever. Dale Earnhardt Jr entered with a four point lead heading into today’s race schedule, and hoped to widen that lead with a strong performance today. But the results went in the other direction when it came to the results and the winner.

Dale Jr was just four points ahead of Jeff Gordon, who had led for much of the season, coming into today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan. And it was Gordon who pulled out the victory today at Michigan, catapulting him back to the top of the Sprint Cup standings. Earnhardt finished in fifth place, meaning he won’t fall behind by much in the points standings. Because Jeff Gordon is already assured a place in the Chase for the Cup, today’s win doesn’t necessarily knock anyone else out of cup contention. But there’s always next week.

The next NASCAR Sprint Cup race on the schedule is the Irwin Tools Night Race taking place this Saturday evening, August 23rd, at Bristol Motor Speedway.

NASCAR race today: Nationwide Ohio winner results schedule standings


The NASCAR Nationwide Series race schedule today headed to Ohio for the Children’s Hospital 200 taking place at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The race began with the Nationwide standings as tight as ever, with four drivers within fourteen points of the lead and any of them capable of taking the lead with a sufficiently dominating performance on the track. In the end, the winner was nowhere near the top of the standings.

Chris Buescher was the winner at the NASCAR race today, who began the day in eighth place in the Nationwide Series standings, more than one hundred and fifty points behind leader Chase Elliott, second place Regan Smith, or Elliott Sadler and Ty Dillon, tied for third. Buescher’s number sixty car was seen speeding back and forth down pit row after the victory result, as he waved the checkered flag out his window.

The next stop on the NASCAR Nationwide Series race schedule is the Food City 300 on August 22nd at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Little League World Series game today: TV time LLWS schedule baseball


The Little League World Series baseball game schedule has a full plate today, with several teams facing off with each other in elimination games which will send some teams to the next round and other teams packing. Today’s LLWS games include International teams as well as teams from the United States, and are airing on various TV channels throughout the day.

The first game on today’s Little League schedule is an international elimination game between Australia and the Czech Republic, which has a start time of noon eastern time and airs on TV channel ABC. It’s quickly followed by the second game of the day between Washington and South Dakota, which will start at 2:00pm eastern and will also air on ABC. But that’s only half the schedule for today.

After a slight break in the LLWS schedule, today’s third game between Canada and Venezuela begins at 5:00pm eastern time, this time airing on TV channel ESPN2. Then the final Little League World Series game of the day between Tennessee and Rhode Island has a start time of 7:00pm ET airing on ESPN. Those looking to see Mo’Ne Davis pitching again will have to wait until at least Sunday evening, when her Pennsylvania teams takes on Texas.

Rick Perry in jail? No impeachment on indictment, but prison possible


Texas governor Rick Perry has been indicted on multiple counts of felony abuse of power by a grand jury over his attempts at de-funding the state prosecutor’s office that had been investigating him on earlier possible acts of corruption. These are not impeachment charges, but instead they’re charges brought by the court system, meaning Perry may go on trial before a judge and jury just as any regular citizen charged with a felony would. And he could end up going to jail, as the crimes he’s been indicted for carry more than a hundred years worth of prison time with them. So what’s really going to happen to Perry?

For multiple reasons, Rick Perry won’t be impeached or removed office. First, the Texas legislature is controlled by Perry’s fellow republicans, and they’ll be unlikely to vote to impeach him. Second, his term as governor expires in January and he won’t be seeking re-election, so any impeachment process – typically a long drawn out battle in congress – wouldn’t serve to remove him from office any sooner. But unless Rick Perry enters into some kind of plea agreement on these felony charges from the grand jury, he’ll likely be put on trial. And with the evidence against him being strong enough to convince a grand jury to indict him today, there’s legitimate reason to believe that a trial jury could find him guilty on one or both charges.

The prospect of a former governor going to prison almost immediately after leaving office might be too much for Texans to swallow, and public sentiment could sway prosecutors to offer Perry a suspended sentence in exchange for pleading guilty. But if there is a trial, his fate will then be in the hands of no one other than the jurors selected, and in such case there is a very real possibility he could end up jailed.

Various conservative republican governors have faced accusations of widespread abuse of power (Sarah Palin in Alaska, Chris Christie in New Jersey), been accused of steering public funds into their own pockets (Rick Scott in Florida, Rick Snyder in Michigan, Scott Walker in Wisconsin), and they’ve generally remained as popular with conservative voters, but none have any remaining hope of securing the republican party’s nomination for President. hile conservative voters seem to favor republicans politicians all the more when they’re caught abusing the power of their office, moderate voters tend to be turned off by such antics. In a 2016 field that’s still wide open on the republican side, Rick Perry was at the least a dark horse candidate for his party’s nomination. But today’s indictment likely means the end of Rick Perry’s presumed 2016 Presidential campaign. The question now is whether they also mean the end of his freedom.

US Amateur golf tournament leaderboard today start time TV schedule


The US Amateur golf tournament has entered the match play round on the schedule today, with players taking each other on directly in the Round of 64 in the hopes of advancing to the Round of 32. Several of today’s rounds have already been determined, while other matches on the leaderboard are still being determined and will air on live television this afternoon.

The most surprising developments on the U.S. Amateur leaderboard so far today have come from the top two seeds. Lee McCoy, who had been the number one seed heading into match play, is currently all tied through seven holes with sixty-fourth seeded Nathan Smith. And Taylor Moore, the number two seed, is one stroke back on #63 seed Jesse Heinly through eight holes. Some other top seeds are seeing more expected results. Third seed Cheng-Tsung Pan is up by three shots over Zach Healy through nine holes.

The thirty-two winners in today’s US Amateur golf action in Johns Creek, Georgia will face off against each other tomorrow. Today’s amateur golf action will air on TV channel The Golf Channel from 4:00pm eastern time through 6:00pm.

Dallas Cowboys schedule: preseason and first 2014 opening game


The Dallas Cowboys look to improve upon their opening preseason game in which they lost to the San Diego Chargers by a final score of 27-7, and there are still another three exhibition games on the schedule for that opportunity to come. The team needs to pull together its deficiencies in a hurry, as it faces a tough opponent in its first 2014 opening game of the regular season.

The next preseason game on the schedule for the Dallas Cowboys is this Saturday night, August 16th, at home against the Baltimore Ravens. Then comes a road trip to the Miami Dolphins for a night game on August 23rd which will likely feature Tony Romo and the Cowboys starters playing the entire first half and running a true gameplan. The final preseason game will be a night game home against the Denver Broncos on Thursday August 28th.

The first Dallas Cowboys regular season game on the 2014 schedule is at home against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday September 7th, at 4:25pm eastern time. The game will air on TV channel FOX in some markets.

New York Giants vs Pittsburgh Steelers game: score, schedule


The New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers headed into their preseason NFL football game on the schedule tonight in which one team’s three quarterbacks already looked sharp and the other team hadn’t yet seen the field. When the Giants played in the Hall of Fame game last Sunday, starting quarterback Eli Manning, veteran reserve Curtis Painter, and young backup Ryan Nassib all had high completion rates. Tonight the story was somewhat different, in a game whose final score was decided by four points.

Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning both saw limited time on the field, and neither did much with it accordingly. Curtis Painter of the NY Giants had the best night of any quarterback, throwing a touchdown pass and notching a passer rating of 146. Nassib had an average night, going 12-21 and no TDs or interceptions. For Pittsburgh, Bruce Gradkowski and Landry Jones both had nondescript nights. The biggest story of the game may have been the rushing performance of Rashad Jennings, who had 85 yards and a touchdown on five carries. But the final score was determined by the backups.

The New York Giants were the winners over the Pittsburgh Steelers by a final score of 20-16. The next game on the Giants schedule is Saturday night at the Indianapolis Colts. The next game on the schedule for the Steelers is at home against the Buffalo Bills, also on Saturday night.

Green Bay Packers vs Tennessee Titans game: score, schedule


The Green Bay Packers and the Tennessee Titans faced off in their first preseason NFL football game on the schedule tonight in which one team is trying to get its All Pro pieces to gel and the other is looking for a fresh start with a new head coach. Ken Whisenhunt takes over the reins from Mike Munchak in Nashville, and tonight will be his first on-field action in that capacity. In the end, the game was decided by a late touchdown and a four point score.

Green Bay sat Aaron Rodgers and instead featured backup quarterbacks Scott Tolzien, who performed well with a passer rating of one hundred, and Matt Flynn who had a more pedestrian night for the Packers. Tennessee gave limited playing time to Jake Locker and rookie Zach Mettengberger, both of whom failed to make an impression, as Charlie Whitehurst looked strong for the Titans.

The Tennessee Titans were the winners over the Green Bay Packers by a final score of 20-16. The next game on the Packers schedule is at the St Louis Rams on Saturday afternoon, while the next game on the schedule for the Titans is at the New Orleans Saints on Friday night.