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Hot Reads

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Big business and youth sports collide in Little League World Series.
NCAA probe of UNC reveals college sports' commercialization.

SPEED TV commentator and former NASCAR driver Jimmy Spencer writes of Atlanta Motor Speedway losing its spring race, "The whole situation is a mystery to me and many others. The facility is superb" (SPEEDTV.com). But ESPN's David Newton writes, "Losing a race doesn't have to mean the death of a track" (ESPN.com). SMI Chair & CEO Bruton Smith reveals some of the impetus for the change in a Q&A (NASCAR.com).

ESPN.com's Johnette Howard writes of Michelle Wie's on-course success of late, "The LPGA is frantically treading water, hoping to be saved. And Wie … still looks like the only golfer who can do the job now that Annika Sorenstam and Lorena Ochoa are long gone" (ESPN.com).

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