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The 4 biggest surprises of the Sprint Unlimited

It was a wild Saturday night of racing at Daytona International Speedway, where Denny Hamlin edged out Joey Logano to win his third Sprint Unlimited on a cold Central Florida night.Here are the four biggest surprises from the first race of the 2016 NASCAR season.4. TRASH ON THE GRILLE -- The frontstretch at Daytona was littered with debris, which caused overheating problems for...
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WATCH: Snoop calls dunk contest B.S., but is high on it at the end

Snoop Dogg ain't afraid to call 'em like he sees 'em when watching sports, and then sharing his hot takes on Instagram.And let me tell you, the early returns on Saturday night's NBA All-Star dunk contest were not good.Snoop, sitting back and smoking, uh, his stuff of choice, posted several videos in which he called the dunk contest "bulls**t" and complained about all the "gimmicks...
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Welbeck snatches last-gasp winner, Arsenal edge Leicester

Arsenal snatched victory from the ashes Sunday afternoon at the Emirates, with sub Danny Welbeck scoring in the final minute of stoppage time to give the Gunners new life in the title chase with a 2-1 win over leaders Leicester. The win leaves Arsenal now just two points off Leicester’s prow in the Premier League title race. Manchester City and Tottenham meet later on this afternoon...
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Former Niner blasts front office, says rebuild will go into next decade

Have patience, San Francisco 49ers fans?One of the franchise's most storied offensive linemen turned NFL analyst thinks you'll need it -- and then some.Randy Cross believes the rebuild time needed for 49ers owner Jed York to field a winner once again will stretch into the next decade as the franchise continues to reel from the departure of head coach Jim Harbaugh following the 2014...
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Watch Live: Hamburg look to end winless streak vs. Gladbach (FS1)

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Live: Rock-bottom Aston Villa entertain Liverpool

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WATCH: 10 years ago, Nate Robinson made the dunk contest a joke

You know what was really cool about Saturday night's dunk contest duel between Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon? They made almost all of their dunks on the first try.Remember the 2006 dunk contest, when Nate Robinson couldn't do that to save his life?Hard to believe it was 10 years ago that Robinson made a mockery of the dunk contest. The 5-foot-9 Knicks guard was a fan favorite as he...
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Oyarzabal double helps Real Sociedad breeze past Granada

Real Sociedad made it eight goals in their last two matches as a 3-0 win at home to Granada moved them into the top 10 in the Primera Division.Teenage midfielder Mikel Oyarzabal bagged a brace, with Cristian Jonathas also on the scoresheet in a comfortable victory against a Granada side who stay second from bottom.The visitors started brightly and Geronimo Rulli did well to tip over...
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Real's Varane labels his red card against Bilbao as 'not fair'

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane believes he did not deserve his red card in Sunday's win over Athletic Bilbao. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Madrid picked up a 4-2 win over Bilbao but the gloss was taken off the victory with Varane's late expulsion.The Frenchman received a yellow in the 16th minute and was handed a second for the first time in his professional career...
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WATCH: Rousey loses all her swag when she sees she's on SI cover

Ronda Rousey may still be regarded as one of the baddest women on the planet, but she lost all her swag when she saw herself on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.SI did its cover reveal live on TV on Saturday night, and Rousey and models Hailey Clauson and Ashley Graham each will be featured on a cover when the mag hits newsstands next week. And when they found...
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Platini's appeal against his FIFA ban to be heard on Monday

Michel Platini's appeal against his eight-year ban from all football-related activity will be heard on Monday.Platini was banned in December over a "disloyal payment" of £1.3million made to him in 2011 which had been signed off by then FIFA president Sepp Blatter.Blatter is also appealing against his own eight-year ban, with his case to be heard on Tuesday.If Platini fails to have...
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Willian reckons confidence is returning to Chelsea camp

Chelsea will on Monday travel to Paris for their Champions League last-16 first leg with confidence restored by interim boss Guus Hiddink and an emphatic defeat of Newcastle.The Blues' Premier League title defense has been chaotic at best, but Hiddink has restored stability and Chelsea are unbeaten in 12 games since Jose Mourinho was sacked on December 17.A Pedro double, plus goals...
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Live: Leaders Leicester travel to third-placed Arsenal

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Rooney admits Europa is United's only hope this season

A dejected Wayne Rooney has admitted Manchester United's only hope of salvaging their season lies in the Europa League -€“ a competition they didn't even want to be in.United's hopes of finishing in the top four took a fresh blow on Saturday as they lost 2-1 to struggling Sunderland to remain fifth in the table, six points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City, having played...
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United line up huge offer for Dortmund star Aubameyang

Every day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Pep Guardiola may be sacked at Bayern Munich before Manuel Pellegrini leaves Manchester City, with German bosses unhappy he has already committed to City with important months of the season still to go...
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Zach LaVine dedicates 2016 Dunk Contest win to late coach Flip Saunders

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine's performance in the 2016 NBA Slam Dunk Contest was spectacular. It might have been the best ever. As amazing as his dunks were, however, they were outdone by a heartwarming message from LaVine after the competition was all said and done.Flip Saunders, LaVine's former Wolves coach, tragically passed away on October 25, 2015, just days before...
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#SXonFOX: Dungey sweeps San Diego, Savatgy takes 250SX points lead

Ryan Dungey and Joey Savatgy took the 450SX and 250SX wins respectively at Petco Park in San Diego on Saturday night, and will both be wearing the red plates next weekend in Dallas.Ken Roczen put a stop to Ryan Dungey’s winning streak last weekend in Glendale, but this week Dungey was quick to return to his winning ways, taking the checkered in his heat race and then completing...
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After surprising 2015, Astros' goal is to 'win a championship'

The Houston Astros are coming off a surprisingly successful 2015 campaign which included a trip to the playoffs for the first time in 10 years for the franchise, eventually losing to the World Series champion Kansas City Royals in the ALDS.While the Astros won't be sneaking up on anyone in the standing in 2016 with expectations running high in Houston, the club's general manager...
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Was 2016 the best dunk contest ever? Its winner says so

It may have been the greatest dunk we've ever seen, and Zach LaVine had never even practiced it before."I'd never done that before, and I just tried it," LaVine said of his walk-off slam from the free-throw line during the unprecedented second overtime of Saturday's never-ending Slam Dunk Contest."I've got to give it up to my boy Will 'The Thrill' Barton," LaVine, who won his second...
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SI reveals swimsuit issue cover —€” not one, not two, but THREE!

Sports Illustrated revealed the cover models for its new swimsuit issue Saturday night, and for the first time it will release three covers.UFC star Ronda Rousey, plus-size rookie Ashley Graham and Hailey Clauson each will grace a cover when the mag hits newsstands next week.Rousey created a huge social media buzz when her bodypaint pics leaked last month, and Graham's inclusion...
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Ranking the most unlikely champions in soccer history

Let's face it: We're suckers for Cinderella stories. Fortunately for all soccer fans, the beautiful game has provided us with yet another Hollywood script.   Currenlty sitting five points atop the Premier League table ahead of Sunday's clash vs. Arsenal, Leicester City are on course for one the most surprising title successes in soccer history. The Foxes' meteoric rise has been...
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This Aaron Gordon dunk was best of the night, so how'd he not win?

Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon had an epic duel in Saturday night's dunk contest, and defending champ LaVine won because, well, someone had to.But how the heck did Gordon not win when he had the dunk of the night?Watch it in the video below and if you figure out the answer, please let us know. 
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3 reasons why Denny Hamlin won the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona

The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season got off to a thrilling start Saturday night, as Denny Hamlin won his third Sprint Unlimited at the newly renovated Daytona International Speedway.It was the fourth victory in this event in the last five years for Joe Gibbs Racing.Joey Logano, the defending winner of the Daytona 500, finished second in a Team Penske Ford, followed by Paul Menard...
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Klay Thompson beats teammate Steph Curry to win 3-point contest

TORONTO — Stephen Curry was the overwhelming favorite to repeat as 3-Point Contest champion on Saturday, but the merely average score of 23 he posted in the championship round left the door open for Klay Thompson. Thompson started slow, but he ultimately took advantage. Curry's Golden State Warriors teammate drained all five money balls in the final rack to finish the round with...
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Zach LaVine wins 2016 Slam Dunk Contest, but there was no real loser

Minnesota's Zach LaVine was the heavy favorite to win the 2016 Slam Dunk Contest, and his performance did not disappoint. LaVine also won the contest in 2015, but this year he had some stiff competition from Orlando's Aaron Gordon. While LaVine and Gordon were the two most dominant dunkers of the first round, it quickly became tough to determine who had the edge this year. In fact...
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