Austin F1 Track Loses X Games For 2017 Over Changes In State Funding [Update: Not Really]

All right, Detroit: our loss in Texas is your gain, so here’s your chance a year early. The Austin American-Statesman reports that uncertainty surrounding Texas’ funding for events convinced ESPN not to return to Austin’s Circuit of the Americas in 2017 for the fourth and final year of its X Games contract. [Update:


ESPN Is Canceling Two Best-Trick Competitions At The X Games; Does That Have Anything To Do With An Upcoming Real Sports Segment?

ESPN announced last night that it will no longer host a pair of best-trick competitions at the X Games: the Moto X best trick and the snowmobile best trick. ESPN is citing safety reasons and insists that it doesn't have anything to do with Caleb Moore, the snowmobiler who died a week after his crash in an X Games…

Clinton Moore's Wreck On A Failed Moto X 720 Was Bad Enough; Then Some Guy Picked Up His Bike And Ran Him Over With It

The X Games are underway—you knew they were underway, right?—and last night's competition in Los Angeles proved worth watching, as Ronnie Renner and Matt Buyten waged a historic battle in the Step Up competition (one finally won by Renner with a 47-foot high jump) and then a Best Trick final filled with as much…