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NASCAR Notebook: Brad Keselowski Tops Field During Final Daytona 500 Practice; Underdog Wins ARCA Series Race


Brad Keselowski paced a contingent of front-running Fords during Saturday’s sparsely attended final practice for the Daytona 500. Keselowski, who…

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In A Small Way, Michigan-Michigan State Come Together To Help Entire State

The Crisler Center, home of the Maize and Blue, turned Green Saturday night. Putting aside a contentious athletic rivalry that…

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Why New Purpose Will Lead NASCAR Cup Series Driver Martin Truex Jr. To Capture Elusive Daytona 500

On the final lap of the 2016 Daytona 500, Martin Truex Jr. tucked behind race leader and Toyota teammate Matt…

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Austin Hill Survives Last-Lap Crash, Claims NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at Daytona

With Justin Allgaier leading on the final lap of Saturday’s Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 at Daytona International Speedway,…

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NASCAR: Zane Smith Claims Rain-Shortened Truck Series Race At Daytona


NASCAR Truck Series driver Zane Smith enjoyed an eventful 24 hours. One night after qualifying as an open driver for…

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NASCAR Notebook: Jimmie Johnson Goes Back In Time, Returns To Front Of Daytona 500 Field

It seemed like the early 2000s at Daytona International Speedway on Friday. After spending the past two years racing IndyCars…

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NHL Notebook: Capitals Sniper Alex Ovechkin May Miss Stadium Series Matchup

As the Carolina Hurricanes step on the NHL’s main stage by hosting Saturday’s Stadium Series against the Washington Capitals at…

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NASCAR Trucks: 71-Year-Old Driver Norm Benning Rates Life At Daytona A 10

With a wide, 71-year-old grin, NASCAR Trucks Series driver Norm Benning had a simple explanation for his out-of-nowhere 10th-place finish…

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NASCAR Notebook: Joey Logano, Aric Almirola Earn Duel Wins, Sets Daytona 500 Starting Spots

With 20 laps remaining during Thursday’s Duel 2 at Daytona International Speedway, Daniel Suarez bumped Kyle Busch from behind and…

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Daytona 500: Jimmie Johnson, Travis Pastrana Qualify As Odd Couple

They came from vastly different backgrounds. Their personalities were total opposites. Yet, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and…

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NHL Notebook: Red Wings’ Olli Maatta, Kings’ Mikey Anderson Sign New Deals

The Detroit Red Wings on Thursday shored up their defensive corps by signing Olli Maatta to a two-year, $6 million…

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NASCAR Notebook: Alex Bowman Claims 3rd Daytona 500 Pole, Inks Extension

NASCAR Cup Series driver Alex Bowman enjoyed a big day at Daytona International Speedway. Wednesday morning, Bowman signed a contract…

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Daytona 500 Winner Michael Waltrip Suffers From Re-Living Haunting 2001 Championship

Fighting for the lead in the 2001 Daytona 500, Michael Waltrip pulled ahead of Dale Earnhardt Sr., who started to…

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NASCAR Daytona 500 Schedule: Date, Time, and Location


The 65th Daytona 500 and Speedweeks kick off with earnest today with pole qualifying, leading up to Sunday’s “Great American…

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Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie Regrets Firing Chiefs Coach Andy Reid in 2012


The team owner who fired Andy Reid from the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012 still regrets the decision. So much so,…

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NASCAR Needs More Black Flags To Curb Over-Aggressive Driving At Daytona, Beyond

Bubba Wallace waited on the temporary track’s shoulder for the target of his anger to come into view. The hard-luck NASCAR…

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Eagles’ OL Aids Development of Confident QB Jalen Hurts


Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts faced a 3-and-15 play during the first quarter of the season-opener against the Detroit Lions….

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Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane Disappointed in Rangers Acquiring Vladimir Tarasenko


Skating in on a 2-on-1 break with new linemate Artemi Panarin, Vladimir Tarasenko received an on-tape pass and connected on…

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CJ McCollum Knows Who To Blame For NBA’s Wild West Trade Deadline Shootout: Ja Morant

Thank you, Ja Morant. That’s the gratitude New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum showed to the Memphis Grizzlies’ playmaker. Following…

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Bruins or Hurricanes: Who Should Be Favored To Capture Stanley Cup?


Moments after Boston Bruins center Trent Frederic hit the goal post on what would have been a game-tying tally, the…

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NASCAR’s Clash at the Coliseum Fuels Driver Feuds, Drama

OK, let’s get this straight. In the fallout of Sunday’s Clash at the Coliseum, NASCAR Cup Series officials should release…

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Miguel Cabrera Opens ‘23 As Detroit Tigers’ Biggest Sleeper 


Miguel Cabrera stepped into the batter’s box April 23, shouldering international pressure to deliver a milestone moment. As the baseball…

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NASCAR Cup Series Starting Engines After Offseason Of Change

The NASCAR Cup Series had an unusual look during Sunday’s crash-filled Clash at the Coliseum.  Who is driving the No. 8…

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New Islanders All-Star, Bo Horvat, Debuts during Monday’s win

On the ice for the final seconds of Monday’s 2-1 victory over the host Philadelphia Flyers, newcomer Bo Horvat battled…

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NASCAR’s Clash at the Coliseum Receives Mixed Reviews on Future

NASCAR on Sunday released the sequel to last year’s blockbuster Clash at the Coliseum. The Cup Series continues to receive…

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NASCAR Cup Series Officials Just Say No to ‘Hail Melon’ Imitators

NASCAR Cup Series officials plan to penalize copycat drivers willing to re-create Ross Chastain’s “Hail Melon.” On the final lap…

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Red Wings’ Dylan Larkin Remains Focused on Season, Not Deal Status

Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin lined up for a second-period faceoff during Saturday’s NHL All-Star Game final. Opposing the…

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Will Bruins Sign (or Trade) Pending UFA David Pastrnak?

During the NHL’s All-Star weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a top pending unrestricted free agent publicly downplayed the slow burn…

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Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat traded to NY Islanders 

The NHL may be winding down for the midseason All-Star break, but the Vancouver Canucks’ front office made a big…

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