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Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour: 10 things learned on Day Three

Ten things we learned on Wednesday, the penultimate day of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom: WITH THIS RING: Joey Logano and the former Brittany Baca were married Dec. 14 of last year at the historic Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. While the ceremony undoubtedly was nice, on the honeymoon Logano encountered his first "issue" of married life. It happened...
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Predators-Blues Preview

The Nashville Predators are atop the Central Division thanks to their world-class goaltender and overwhelming home-ice advantage. Though the absence of the former hasn't cost them the latter, they'll face a significant challenge as they try to solve their road woes. Persisting without Pekka Rinne, the Predators kick off a three-game trip with their final game of the season against...
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Pennsylvania shop owner makes deflated chocolate football

CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) A Pennsylvania candy maker is getting a big kick out of the New England Patriots' scandal over some deflated footballs. The (Washington) Observer-Reporter (http://bit.ly/1wzxQsz ) reports that Bill Sarris had his Canonsburg staff make a chocolate football with a big dent in the side. It's not for sale, but he posted it on Facebook as a joke. It's named the Bradie...
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Defender Steve Birnbaum set to make US debut at Chile

Defender Steve Birnbaum is set to make his U.S. national team debut in the exhibition game at Chile, as coach Jurgen Klinsmann shifted to a 3-5-2 formation for the Americans' first match of 2015. Nick Rimando started in goal for the U.S. at Rancagua on Wednesday. Birnbaum was at right back, with Jermaine Jones in the center and Matt Besler on the left. Mix Diskerud and Michael Bradley...
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Barcelona top Atletico in hard-fought clash, advance in Copa del Rey

Barcelona defeated nine-man Atletico Madrid 3-2 to progress to the last four of the Copa del Rey 4-2 on aggregate after a sensationally volatile encounter in the Spanish capital. The Blaugrana arrived at the Vicente Calderon with a one-goal advantage from last week's first leg at Camp Nou but Fernando Torres levelled the tie on aggregate inside 60 seconds with a low finish, only...
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Juventus net late winner over Parma to advance to Coppa Italia semis

  Serie A leader Juventus needed an 89th-minute goal from substitute Alvaro Morata for a 1-0 win at last-place Parma on Wednesday to advance to the Italian Cup semifinals. Fellow Spaniard Fernando Llorente set up Morata at the edge of the area and the former Real Madrid forward dribbled past a few defenders before finding the target with a slow rolling shot. With Carlos Tevez rested...
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J.R. Smith says Cleveland is good for him because there's nothing to do there

J.R. Smith averaged 10.9 points in 24 games with the lowly Knicks this season. Since being traded to Cleveland on Jan. 5, Smith is scoring 14.3 points per game. According to the shooting guard, the better play has been a result of getting away from New York City's nightlife. Smith, who had his share of controversies in the Big Apple, told NBA.com that the lack of action in Cleveland...
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Super subs: No. 1 Gamecocks thrive with deep, talented bench

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Top-ranked South Carolina puts one of the most experienced and accomplished starting lineups on the floor each game. The action really picks up, though, when the Gamecocks go to the bench. No. 1 South Carolina's has used its tall, talented reserves to roll to a 19-0 record and looks to win its 20th straight game when it faces Alabama on Thursday night. The backups...
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Buckeyes' Matta switches to man, then goes to smaller lineup

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Most college basketball coaches don't make wholesale changes in-season. Yet Ohio State's Thad Matta has made two significant switches just in the past few weeks. First, Matta abandoned a 2-3 zone that his team had played for most of the first 13 games this season, changing to a man-to-man. Then, he went to a more mobile but decidedly shorter starting lineup....
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Wood Brothers push Blaney's schedule to 18 Sprint Cup races

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Wood Brothers have pushed Ryan Blaney's schedule to 18 Sprint Cup Series races this season. Blaney was originally scheduled to run 12 with the Ford team. Blaney is a Team Penske development driver, and the additional races are being funded by Penske sponsors Ppg, SKF and Snap-On. Among the races added to Blaney's schedule in the No. 21 Ford are the Bristol...
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Zenyatta enjoys a snow day

The legendary Zenyatta is enjoying life in Kentucky. She's now enjoying life as a broodmare at Lane's End in Kentucky. And it snowed in the Bluegrass State this week, giving the folks a chance to share some more Zenyatta joy: "She's a happy girl [in retirement]. That's one thing you can say about Zenyatta, she's a happy girl," trainer John Shirreffs said a while back. That's easy to see.
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Christian Eriksen leads Tottenham past scrappy Sheffield United

Christian Eriksen struck after 88 minutes as Tottenham killed off a stunning Che Adams-inspired Sheffield United comeback to reach the Capital One Cup final with a 3-2 aggregate win. Nigel Clough's cup specialists had rescued a seemingly impossible position in the tie as substitute Adams scored twice within five minutes of coming on at Bramall Lane to level the aggregate score at...
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Super Bowl advertisers aim not to offend

NEW YORK (AP) Super Bowl advertisers are being careful not to offend. GoDaddy decided not to run an ad that showed a dog being sold online so as not to offend dog lovers. The Victoria's Secret angels are fully clothed in its teaser spot, at least, although they reveal more in their actual Super Bowl ad. And an anti-domestic abuse commercial will have a high profile-spot during the...
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Juventus gets late winner to beat Parma 1-0 in Italian Cup

PARMA, Italy (AP) Serie A leader Juventus needed an 89th-minute goal from substitute Alvaro Morata for a 1-0 win at last-place Parma on Wednesday to advance to the Italian Cup semifinals. Fellow Spaniard Fernando Llorente set up Morata at the edge of the area and the former Real Madrid forward dribbled past a few defenders before finding the target with a slow rolling shot. With...
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Spurs set up League Cup final against Chelsea

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) Christian Eriksen added a late goal to his sublime early free kick to help Tottenham scrape a 2-2 draw with third-tier Sheffield United on Wednesday and secure a place in the League Cup final against Chelsea. Tottenham advanced 3-2 on aggregate. United looked like taking the semifinal to extra time when substitute Che Adams scored in the 77th and 79th minutes...
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D-League teammates Kalin Lucas, Jarnell Stokes ejected after fight

  NBA D-League teammates Kalin Lucas and Jarnell Stokes were ejected after a skirmish broke out behind their bench. The incident occurred late in the third quarter of a game Tuesday between the Iowa Energy, an affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, and the Rio Grande Vipers. A broadcast of the game showed pushing and shoving behind the Iowa bench during a timeout. The 6-foot-1 Lucas...
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Fernando Torres at it again, scores in first minute vs. Barcelona

Fernando Torres at it again, scores in first minute vs. Barcelona
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Group's ad featuring 911 call grabs attention at Super Bowl

No celebrities or NFL players facing the camera, saying ''No more.'' This ad simply depicts a 911 call of a woman pretending to order a pizza while calling police with her attacker still in the house. The Super Bowl commercial by No More, the group trying to end domestic violence and sexual assault, is a stark contrast to ads in recent months bringing attention to the issue that...
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Court documents reveal new details of analyst Greg Anthony's arrest

  Court documents have revealed new details about the prostitution arrest of basketball analyst and former NBA player Greg Anthony in Washington. Court documents describe the conversation Anthony had with an undercover officer before his arrest Jan. 16 at a Washington hotel. The documents show the undercover officer told Anthony that intercourse would cost $80. Asked if he wanted...
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Seattle Storm trade with Connecticut for No. 3 pick

The Seattle Storm have traded Camille Little and Shekinna Stricklen to the Connecticut Sun for the third and 15th picks in the upcoming WNBA draft and Renee Montgomery. The Storm already have the No. 1 pick. Connecticut is trying to regroup from the loss of rookie of the year Chiney Ogwumike, who is sidelined for at least six months after having microfracture surgery on her right...
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White Sox agree to $2M deal with Gordon Beckham, cut Dayan Viciedo

  Infielder Gordon Beckham has agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, who cleared a roster spot by designating outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment. Beckham has spent almost all of his six big league seasons with the White Sox, who traded him to the Los Angeles Angels on Aug. 21. He made $4,175,000 last season, when he hit .226, and Los Angeles...
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Why Tom Brady should be poised for Super Sunday

PHOENIX -- NFL survival for a 37-year-old quarterback is usually about physical maintenance. Not for Tom Terrific. All of 2014 was about building a better Brady -- and the fruits of this reconstruction will be on display Sunday against Seattle in Super Bowl XLIX. The 2007 and 2011 Patriots teams that played for championships peaked too early. The same goes for Tom Brady. His passer...
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4 buddies did unheard of in 'World Series' of NFL betting

LAS VEGAS (AP) If there's a secret to how four buddies managed to beat the house 76 percent of the time during the NFL's regular season to win a record-setting $736,575, they aren't giving it up. The four sports bettors from Los Angeles and Boston achieved a feat that was unheard of in the annual SuperContest at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Contestants and organizers...
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NFL players who started young show more thinking problems

BOSTON (AP) NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Neurology. Researchers tested 42 former players on their short-term memory, mental flexibility and problem solving and found those who picked up the sport before they were...
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Hugo Almeida signs for Russia's Kuban

MOSCOW (AP) Russia's Kuban Krasnodar says it has signed Portugal striker Hugo Almeida after he was released by Serie A side Cesena. Almeida, who has 19 goals in 56 games for Portugal and played at last year's World Cup, recently left an Italian relegation candidate and now joins a team eighth in the Russian Premier League. The 30-year-old center-forward has seen his career decline...
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