30 MLB players sign on for The Show video game tournament

NEW YORK (AP) — Blake Snell, Juan Soto and Bo Bichette are among the baseball stars switching over to PlayStation with America’s pastime on hold. Thirty big leaguers — one from each team — have signed on to play a round-robin regular season on the MLB The Show video game with the real season on […]

Should parents worry about the spike in their child’s video game consumption during pandemic?

“For most of us, there’s no rule book for parenting, let alone parenting in a pandemic,” says healthy lifestyle writer Caryn Sullivan who is allowing her 11 year old son, Kyle, to play more video games than usual during this coronavirus pandemic. “Under these circumstances, I’m trying not to be so rigid about the screen time. Am I worried about it? I don’t know, we’ll see.”

NASCAR’s Larson suspended for racial slur in virtual race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson’s racial slur cost him his two primary NASCAR supporters. It likely will cost him his job soon. McDonald’s and Credit One Bank ended their sponsorship of Larson on Monday, a day after he used the N-word during a live stream of a virtual race. The decision came hours after […]

MMA, esports, The Apprentice _ Chatri’s options in pandemic

He survived the Asian financial crisis, which wiped out entire economies and tore his family apart. As his mixed martial arts promotions go audience free, One Championship founder Chatri Sityodtong says he’s finding ways to thrive during the coronavirus pandemic that is shutting down sports around the globe. Experiences seared into his psyche in the […]

Wickens hopes iRace will be 1st step back on IndyCar journey

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Wickens never gave up on his dreams. When his Formula One hopes fizzled, Wickens worked his way back through the ranks to compete in the IndyCar Series. When doctors told him he might not walk again following a horrific crash at Pocono in August 2018, he set out to prove them […]

Byron wins virtual Bristol; Bubba ‘rage quits’ early in race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — William Byron led the most laps in NASCAR’s first two virtual races and had nothing to show for his gaming skills. The third time out, he got the win. Byron easily won the iRacing event Sunday at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway, where NASCAR would have been really racing before the coronavirus […]

McLaughlin wins virtual IndyCar event racing from Australia

Scott McLaughlin’s real IndyCar debut is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Australian V8 SuperCars champion isn’t letting that stop him from learning how to virtually drive the cars. McLaughlin won IndyCar’s virtual race from virtual Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama, the second race in the series’ attempt to create content during the […]

Timmy Hill virtual winner of NASCAR’s live iRacing event

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead sang the national anthem from a remote location. Troy Aikman, borrowing Matthew McConaughey’s trademark phrase “All right, all right, all right,” commanded drivers to start their, uh, simulators. NASCAR’s new normal resumed Sunday with another virtual event, the second in an iRacing series thrown together […]

IndyCar goes virtual racing as it waits to get back on track

IndyCar isn’t sure when it can get its cars on track to officially start the season. For now, the series will follow the lead of other racing leagues and go virtual. IndyCar’s first iRacing event will be Saturday with a 25-car field. The track is still being decided by fan vote. IndyCar, like all sports, […]

Earnhardt, Busch sign on for NASCAR esports series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch and other NASCAR drivers have signed on to race in an exhibition esports series while their cars are kept off the tracks amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. NASCAR and iRacing announced the formation of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series on Tuesday night, trying to […]

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