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Results: Final practice for the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona

Denny Hamlin led the way in Friday's second -- and final -- practice for Saturday night's 2016 running of the Sprint Unlimited (live on FOX, 8 p.m. ET).Driving the No. 11 FedEx Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, Hamlin turned a fast lap of 198.930 miles per hour to top the speed charts in the Happy Hour practice for the season-opening exhibition race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.Hamlin’s...
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Mauer still dealing with lingering symptoms from 2013 concussion

After taking a couple rough foul balls off his mask in August 2013, Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer was shut down with a concussion for the rest of the season, shifting to first base full-time in 2014.The difference between Mauer before his concussion and after are stunning.From 2004 through 2013, the former first overall selection slashed .323/.405/.468, averaging 78 strikeouts per...
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Brewers trade OF Khris Davis to A's for pair of prospects

The rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers continue making moves for the future.The club announced Friday it has traded outfielder Khris Davis to the Oakland Athletics for catching prospect Jacob Nottingham and right-handed pitching prospect Bowdien "Bubba" Derby.In three years with the Brewers, the 28-year-old Davis has been a steady producer in Milwaukee's lineup, averaging 24 home runs...
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Practice 1 results for Sprint Unlimited at Daytona

It’s official: The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has begun, with the first practice for Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) at Daytona International Speedway in the books.The 25-car Sprint Unlimited field took to the 2.5-mile, high-banked Daytona track late Friday afternoon to shake off the rust of the offseason and to get ready for the 75-lap exhibition...
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Iowa State's Jameel McKay expected to return Saturday

Iowa State plans to have senior forward Jameel McKay back in the lineup on Saturday against Texas.According to Travis Hines of the Ames Tribune, Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm has reinstated McKay after he missed the past two games due to a suspension.The suspension occurred after a "practices-related incident", according to Hines.The Cyclones went 1-1 during that two-game stretch...
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5 things learned on an unusually active first day back at the track

It was an unusually active first day back at the track, as the NASCAR off-season officially ended with the return of cars to Daytona International Speedway, where two rounds of practice for the Sprint Unlimited (Saturday, 8 p.m. ET on FOX) took place.Her are five things we learned on Friday:5. THE CAPTAIN -- Joey Logano, the defending Daytona 500 winner, isn't worried about complacency...
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Allen Iverson: It was the 'greatest feeling' seeing a kid wear my shoes

Former NBA MVP Allen Iverson was one of the most dynamic players to ever grace the hardwood, and his influence stretched far beyond the court. The tattoos, streetwear and his gritty style and personality made him one of the NBA's most polarizing figures during his 14-year career.Recently, however, Iverson has received in a much more favorable light, as more and more players begin...
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Coyotes looking for complete effort to extinguish Flames

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Brian France addresses Wood Brothers' exclusion from chartered teams

Before the Wood Brothers talked Friday about not being one of the 36 teams guaranteed entry in every points race as part of NASCAR's new charter system, NASCAR chairman Brian France weighed in on the team's notable exclusion.To be charter-eligible, a team must have attempted every Sprint Cup race since 2013.There is, however, the option to buy a charter from an owner whose team was...
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LSU's Leonard Fournette 'will never jump ship' despite Louisiana turmoil

Governor John Bel Edwards' gloom-and-doom suggestion that a looming Louisiana budget crisis could threaten the state's college football systems kicked off an Internet frenzy of handwringing Thursday night.Much of that swirled around the fate of LSU football and its star running back and potential Heisman candidate Leonard Fournette. Rumors of Fournette transferring to another...
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Forget Kobe or Curry: LeBron's all-time dream teammate might surprise you

LeBron James is one of the best basketball players in history. His ability to score, rebound, defend and go out of his way to make everyone else better also cements him as an ideal all-around teammate. Since human beings can't be cloned (yet), James has never had the experience of playing with someone as unselfish as himself. But there is one NBA legend he wishes he could've called...
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Tom Brady wins celebrity vote in New Hampshire primary

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has previously said he would never even think of running for office after his playing days are over, but that hasn't stopped people from voting for him. Brady received bipartisan support in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, getting three write-in votes (two Republican, one Democratic) to edge out his head coach Bill Belichick and Celtics...
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Harvin's contract with Bills voided for final two seasons

Wide receiver Percy Harvin is set to become a free agent after his contract with the Buffalo Bills was voided Friday afternoon.The oft-injured Harvin appeared in only five games in his lone season with the Bills, hauling in 19 receptions for 218 yards and one touchdown.Buffalo signed Harvin to a three-year deal in March 2015. He received a $3 million salary and $3 million signing...
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Shaq's Hall of Fame nominee speech unexpectedly becomes one huge roast

Shaquille O'Neal is among the potential members of the 2016 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame -- along with Yao Ming, Allen Iverson and others -- and he was asked to say a few words an event honoring the nominees.So Shaq took the microphone and started out his speech so humbly and gracefully by thanking the great former NBA players up on the stage.But then being the hilarious...
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Bret Hart posts Instagram update following successful prostate surgery

Bret Hart's announcement that he was battling prostate cancer was startling.The legendary WWE Superstar has undergone surgery and posted an update on Instagram, saying he is on the long road to recovery.The Hitman's legion of fans wish him well.
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Cleveland radio host who ripped Bills' hiring of female coach resigns

A Cleveland radio station host who ripped the Buffalo Bills for hiring a female coach is out of a job.Kevin Kiley, who called last month's hiring of Kathryn Smith as the NFL's first full-time female assistant "absurd," was not on the air Friday morning for station 92.3 The Fan. Kiley told a Cleveland television station that he had submitted his resignation in November but was scheduled...
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Flashback Friday: Rooney hits bicycle-kick winner vs Man City

The Manchester Derby has churned out some unforgettable moments in the modern Premier League era.From Michael Owen's last-gasp winner in 2009 to City's six-goal mauling in 2011, there's been no shortage of drama between Manchester United and Manchester City.So, what better way to reminisce about one of England's most heated rivalries than to conjure up arguably one of the greatest...
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Dolphins begin defensive purge by cutting loose veteran CB McCain

The Miami Dolphins are severing ties with veteran cornerback Brice McCain.McCain's agent, David Canter, posted on Twitter that his client was told he is being released, per Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports. Defensive end Quinton Coples also will be cut loose, the NFL Network reported. The 29-year-old McCain appeared in 14 games, starting 11, for the Dolphins this past season. He had...
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Mets pitcher Mejia permanently banned by MLB after third PED violation

New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia has been permanently suspended by Major League Baseball for testing positive for a third performance-enhancing substance violation. MLB announced Mejia’s suspension Friday, the pitcher test positive for Boldenone. He has been suspended twice in the past 12 months, prompting the permanent ban.Despite already being on a 162-game suspension to start...
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Von Miller, Anquan Boldin set to make Grammys appearance Monday night

Super Bowl MVP Von Miller isn't done making his rounds just yet. After going on quite the media tour, Miller will cap off his great season at none other than the Grammys on Monday night, and he'll be joined by Anquan Boldin, who was named the Walter Payton Man of the Year.While it was Pacman Jones that (incorrectly) said Antonio Brown "deserves a Grammy" for "faking" an injury against...
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Kobe Bryant told a joke in Spanish at his last All-Star Game Media Day

Kobe Bryant went through the last All-Star Game Media Day of his career on Friday in Toronto, and it was quite eventful.He got a retirement gift from a Japanese media member and the nicest possible compliment from LeBron James.The most impressive part of Kobe's press conference, though, had to be when he dropped a joke in fluent Spanish.A rough translation of what Kobe said: "In...
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VIDEO: Evolution of the Porsche 911 in 70 seconds

Donut Media has put together a 70-second video that showcases the evolution of Porsche's 911 over its 53-year history.The 911 hasn't changed much since 1963, but kudos to Porsche for making a classic sports car that has stood the test of time with flying colors.
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J.J. Watt, DeMarcus Ware tout Lions DE Ansah as rising pass-rusher

Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is starting to garner some national attention for his pass-rushing prowess. Two of the NFL's most notorious sack masters have taken notice of Ansah's progress and commented on his potential recently.Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt described him as a "great player."Via Kyle Meinke of MLive.com:Denver Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus...
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Mainz eye Champions League place after outlasting Schalke

The Bundesliga's race for the UEFA Champions League positions appears to be a relentless curve of twists-and-turns until the end of the season. Mainz's 2-1 win over Schalke to kickoff Matchday 21 sees the Carnival Club go level on points with the Royal Blues in fourth -- only goal difference keeps them in fifth ahead of Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Mönchengladbach.The fact that...
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People we'd like to see in the NBA Celebrity Game, alive or dead

The NBA’s Celebrity game has one major flaw: There aren’t enough celebrities. Sure, every once in a while we get a dose of Justin Bieber or a sprinkle or Nelly, and obviously, there’s always a whole bunch of Kevin Hart to go around. But there are still far too many moments when we’re stuck looking at our TVs and thinking, “Wait, who the heck is that guy?” There are unrealistic...
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