Saturday, October 1, 2016

SPORTS BRIEF: World Sports "Checkmates" on Sharia Law in Tehran, Iran

Checkmate? U.S. Women's Chess Champ Says She Won't Don Hijab in Iran

  

Sports competitors are often asked to conform to the rules of the countries they visit.
That might mean eating local cuisine or simply driving on the opposite side of the road.
For one elite chess player, embracing one country's religious customs isn't an option. And she may not be alone
U.S. women's chess champion Nazi Paikidze-Barnes won't appear at February's world championships to be held in Tehran. Female players will be expected to wear a hijab, which is mandatory by Iranian law.
That isn't acceptable to her:
If the venue of the championship is not changed, I will not be participating. I am deeply upset by this. I feel privileged to have qualified to represent the US at the Women's World Chess Championship and to not be able to due to religious, sexist, and political issues is very disappointing.
Paikidze-Barnes' may have company soon enough. Former Pan American champion Carla Heredia wants the 64 female players slated to participate in the event to protest the mandatory hijab garb as well.
"Sports should be free of this type of discrimination," Heredia explained.
The Islamic Revolution of 1979 led to Iranian women being ordered to wear hijabs in public or face punishment.
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For Heredia, having the event in Iran means more than wearing hijabs. "The obligation to use hijab is one issue, another one is that women can't share room with a male if she is not married to him," she said.

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2016 Major League Baseball season

Standings
American League:

#

AL East
W
L
PCT
GB
HOME
AWAY
L10

1
92
67
.579
-
46-32
46-35
7-3

2
87
72
.547
5.0
50-31
37-41
5-5

-
87
72
.547
5.0
46-35
41-37
6-4

4
83
76
.522
9.0
47-31
36-45
6-4

5
66
93
.415
26.0
36-45
30-48
2-8

#
AL Central
W
L
PCT
GB
HOME
AWAY
L10

1
91
67
.576
-
53-28
38-39
5-5

2
85
73
.538
6.0
45-35
40-38
7-3

3
81
78
.509
10.5
47-31
34-47
5-5

4
77
82
.484
14.5
44-34
33-48
5-5

5
57
102
.358
34.5
30-51
27-51
2-8

#
AL West
W
L
PCT
GB
HOME
AWAY
L10

1
94
65
.591
-
52-26
42-39
6-4

2
85
74
.535
9.0
43-35
42-39
6-4

3
83
76
.522
11.0
43-38
40-38
5-5

4
72
87
.453
22.0
38-40
34-47
7-3

5
67
92
.421
27.0
34-47
33-45
1-9



National League: 
 

#

NL East
W
L
PCT
GB
HOME
AWAY
L10

1
93
66
.585
-
48-30
45-36
5-5

2
85
74
.535
8.0
44-37
41-37
5-5

3
78
80
.494
14.5
40-40
38-40
5-5

4
70
89
.440
23.0
36-42
34-47
3-7

5
66
92
.418
26.5
29-49
37-43
9-1

#
NL Central
W
L
PCT
GB
HOME
AWAY
L10

1
101
57
.639
-
57-24
44-33
7-2

2
83
76
.522
18.5
35-43
48-33
5-5

3
78
80
.494
23.0
38-42
40-38
4-5

4
71
88
.447
30.5
41-40
30-48
4-6

5
67
92
.421
34.5
37-41
30-51
4-6

#
NL West
W
L
PCT
GB
HOME
AWAY
L10

1
91
68
.572
-
53-28
38-40
7-3

2
84
75
.528
7.0
42-36
42-39
5-5

3
74
85
.465
17.0
41-37
33-48
2-8

4
68
91
.428
23.0
39-42
29-49
6-4

5
66
93
.415
25.0
30-48
36-45
3-7






The Chase Continues



  • What: Sprint Cup circuit
  • Where: Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE
  • When: Oct 2, 2016, 2:15 PM
  • Race Length: 400.00
 
Qualifying:

Sprint Cup qualifying canceled at Dover; Keselowski on pole

Friday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session at Dover International Speedway was canceled because of rain. The lineup was set according to the NASCAR rule book, putting Brad Keselowski on the pole for Sunday's Citizen Solider 400 (2 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Martin Truex Jr
., in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, will start on the front row alongside the No. 2 Team Penske Ford.

"We earned it because, obviously, we've been having a great season, maybe not with what we've done on track today, but with what we've done throughout the course of the year in scoring a lot of points and winning races," Keselowski said.

"But it's certainly still something to be very proud of, to be this far into the season and be in the points lead. These are the perks you get when you're in that position. We'll take it, and of course, being up front gives us a very advantageous pit road selection for this race, which I think is very critical."

The three-round, group qualifying effort at the 1-mile concrete oval was scheduled to begin at 3:40 p.m. ET, but wet weather delayed that schedule. This marks the third straight Sprint Cup event at Dover that qualifying has been washed out by rain.

Kevin Harvick, Paul Menard, Michael Annett, AJ Allmendinger and Jeff Gordon will select pit stalls for Sunday's race last as their respective teams received a fourth written warning from NASCAR.
Sunday's Citizen Soldier 400 is the final event in the 10-race Chase's opening Round of 16. The results will determine which 12 drivers remain championship-eligible and which four fail to advance in the postseason.
Kyle Larson holds the final transfer spot entering the Dover race with a five-point lead over Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates teammate Jamie McMurray and Richard Childress Racing's Austin Dillon. Larson will start 12th, with McMurray and Dillon directly behind him in 13th and 14th, respectively.

The second of two NASCAR XFINITY Series practices was cut short by rain. The practice lasted about nearly half of its scheduled 85 minutes before being put on hold and eventually called due to rain.









NFL Lines For Week 4 - NFL Football Line Week Four
NFL Line 10/2 - 10/3, 2016


Date & Time Favorite Line Underdog Total
10/2 9:30 AM Indianapolis -2.5 Jacksonville
(At London)
49
10/2 1:00 ET At Washington -8 Cleveland 45.5
10/2 1:00 ET At New England -7.5 Buffalo 44.5
10/2 1:00 ET Seattle -2.5 At NY Jets 39
10/2 1:00 ET Carolina -3 At Atlanta 50
10/2 1;00 ET Detroit -3 At Chicago 46.5
10/2 1:00 ET At Houston -4.5 Tennessee 40.5
10/2 1:00 ET At Baltimore -3.5 Oakland 46.5
10/2 4:05 ET Denver -3 At Tampa Bay 43
10/2 4:25 ET Dallas -2.5 At San Francisco 45
10/2 4:25 ET At San Diego -4 New Orleans 53.5
10/2 4:25 ET At Arizona -8 Los Angeles 43
10/2 8:30 ET At Pittsburgh -5 Kansas City 47
Monday Night Football Line





10/3 8:30 ET At Minnesota -4.5 NY Giants 43