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Front Row to field car for David Gilliland in Daytona 500

David Gilliland may no longer be a full-time driver for Front Row Motorsports but the team will give the veteran a chance to compete in the season opening Daytona 500. Gilliland, 39, had been a fixture at FRM but the organization recently switched up it’s driver lineup choosing to field cars for Chris Buescher and Landon Cassill. NEWS: FRM will enter a third car in the #Daytona500...
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CM Punk to undergo back surgery, UFC debut delayed

So much for former WWE star CM Punk and his UFC debut. The 37-year-old former wrestler whose real name is Phil Brooks will be undergoing back surgery for a herniated disc. Brooks will have surgery in Chicago on Wednesday due to a herniated disc, MMAFighting.com has learned. “My back has always bugged me,” Punk told MMAFighting.com. “Figured it was just wrestling sh*t. Turns...
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NOS Energy returns to sponsor Kyle Busch in 2016, Bobby Labonte gets Daytona Xfinity ride

With Monster Energy upping it’s sponsorship of Kurt Busch and the No. 41 Chevrolet this season it comes as little surprise that the company has re-branded it’s sponsoring of younger brother Kyle to feature it’s NOS Energy brand. “I’m pumped to be back with NOS Energy Drink, a brand that supported me initially when I came to Joe Gibbs Racing. We had a lot of success together...
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Joel Quenneville leaves press conference after talking about disallowed goal

The Blackhawks fell 2-0 on Tuesday night to the Sharks and coach Joel Quenneville was none too happy. After Brandon Mashinter scored what appeared to be a first period goal to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead the play was challenged. Officials ruled that Sharks goalie Martin Jones was interfered with and disallowed the goal. The Shawks would eventually take a 1-0 lead before adding...
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Gregg Popovich now offers political commentary on election results during in-game interviews

You either love or hate the in game interviews with San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. The answers are always short, obvious and it’s clear the coach would rather be just about anywhere else. On Tuesday night Popovich was asked some more questions and as he walked away was given a chance to hear the primary election results for the state of New Hampshire. Upon hearing that...
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Daytona 500 field drops to 40 thanks to charter system

The field for the 2016 Daytona 500 will drop to just 40 entries. Previously fields for the season opening race have consisted of 43 cars but a new charter system ensures that that number will drop by three. The new charter system will begin with 36 teams guaranteed a starting spot in each race. Teams were determined by those who have run races dating back to the 2013 season meaning...
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Mike Tolbert, Jerricho Cotchery hoping to remain with Panthers

Two impending free agents are hopeful to remain with the Carolina Panthers for the 2016 season. Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert and wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery are both hoping to get new deals worked out that will allow them to remain with the team. With the fullback position dying out across the NFL it is hard to imagine Tolbert landing a big deal. He was a First-Team All-Pro...
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DeMarcus Ware rewards Broncos teammates with Crown XR

Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware has rewarded his teammates with the gift of Whisky. Ware – fresh off his first Super Bowl win – is giving out Crown XR which come specially embroidered. Available in limited quantities, the whisky (retail value $129.99) hails from the famed LaSalle distillery near Montreal which no longer produces whisky. Beer might do in a pinch, but quality...
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Horse Handicapping Demystified

Handicapping horses for wagering purposes can be a challenging intellectual pursuit as well as a financially rewarding activity, but only if done in a scientific manner. There are countless handicapping strategies in widespread use, but most of them center on eliminating non-contending horses by looking for the universally agreed-upon marks of winning stallions. By performing a...
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Daniel Bryan retiring from wrestling, to elaborate on RAW

In a bit of bad news, WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan tweeted on Monday that he was retiring from wrestling. The former WWE champion sent out a short tweet promising to elaborate to his fans on tonight’s edition of WWE RAW. Due to medical reasons, effective immediately, I am announcing my retirement. Tonight on Raw, I'll have a chance to elaborate. #gratitude — Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan...
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Dodgers re-sign Chin-Hui Tsao to minor league deal

Last year Chin-Hui Tsao made it back to the major leagues. On Monday the 34-year-old signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers. Tsao appeared in seven games for the Dodgers after a late season call up pitching out of the bullpen. He pitched seven innings posting a 10.29 ERA. He had better numbers at Triple-A where he compiled a 2.77 ERA and 42/11 K/BB ratio over 39 innings. Ideally...
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Riley Cooper released by Eagles

On Monday the Eagles cut ties with wide receiver Riley Cooper opting to release the veteran from their roster. Cooper, 28, spent six seasons with the Eagles after joining them as a fifth round draft pick in 2010. When Chip Kelly came to the Eagles the production of Cooper picked up. In 2013 he caught 47 passes for 835 yards and eight touchdowns. That breakout season earned him a...
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DeMarcus Ware not planning to retire

Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware is not planning to call it a career now that he has a Super Bowl ring. Ware, 33, missed five games this season but was an instrumental part of the Broncos defense when on the field as evident by his Super Bowl performance. “I got a lot of gas in the tank,” Ware said Sunday. “I don’t think about retiring. God still wants me to play, that’s...
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Robert Richardson to drive fourth BK Racing entry at Daytona

A few days ago it appeared that BK Racing would run two cars at the season opening Daytona 500. In addition to David Ragan and Matt Dibenedetto it was recently announced that Michael Waltrip will drive for BK Racing. On Monday it was announced that Robert Richardson Jr. will expand the BK Racing entry total to four. Veteran crew chief Mike Ford will be calling the shots for the...
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Freddy Garcia to retire from baseball

Freddy Garcia will retire from baseball after playing in the Caribbean Series championship game this Sunday. The 39-year-old Garcia has not pitched in the majors since 2013 when he was with the Braves. A 15-year veteran of the majors, Garcia was the runner up for the 1999 Rookie of the Year award and went on to win 156 big league games and a World Series ring with the 2005 White...
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Eagles could bring back Nick Foles, Sam Bradford on way out?

A new coach could result in a complete reversal of course as it pertains to the Eagles quarterback situation. Doug Pederson is reportedly interested in bringing Nick Foles back to the team after the quarterback was jettison to the Rams in a trade for Sam Bradford a year ago. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Eagles no longer plan to use the franchise tag on Bradford as a reunion...
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Marshawn Lynch to retire according to reports

The rumors about Marshawn Lynch continue to point to the running back retiring. Lynch, 29, played though an injury plagued 2015 season and has been considered 50/50 at best to return for the 2016 NFL season. ESPN’s Adam Scheftler reports the running back has already told “people close to him” that he is retiring. Lynch has been a key part of the Seahawks offense since arriving...
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Cliff Lee price tag too high for interested teams?

getty images An ace remains on the market, except that ace is years removed from regularly playing at the major league level. Cliff Lee has drawn little interest this offseason after missing most of the last two seasons due to injury. The 37-year-old left hander missed all of last season and played just 13 games in 2014. As many as 15 teams have been connected to Lee but thus far...
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Broncos could franchise tag Von Miller instead of Brock Osweiler

Regardless of what happens on Sunday the Denver Broncos are going to have some tough decisions going forward. With Peyton Manning more than likely playing his last game for the team a decision on the quarterback of the future will have to take place. Of course the team also has to find a way to keep the “quarterback” of their defense under contract. The Broncos may be planning...
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Panthers: Thomas Davis not expected to be limited in Super Bowl

After the Panthers won the NFC Championship, linebacker Thomas Davis vowed to play in Super Bowl 50. According to Panthers athletic training Ryan Vermillion the star will not be limited in Sunday’s game against the Broncos. Of course Vermillion is not about to tell the opposition that a key player would be limited. “The biggest challenge for him right now is, what’s it going...
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Super Bowl 50: Panthers vs. Broncos betting odds, point spread and tv watching information

The wait is over. The Super Bowl is today! In a few hours the NFC Champion Carolina Panthers and AFC Champion Denver Broncos will square off in the 50th edition of the big game. Led by landslide MVP Cam Newton, the Panthers nearly ran the table in the regular season going 15-1. They followed that up by a convincing first half against Seattle and then the obliteration of Arizona...
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Gavin Floyd signs one-year deal with Blue Jays

The Blue Jays have given veteran right-hander Gavin Floyd a one-year contract worth $1 million. Floyd can earn another $1 million in incentives which are based on his number of days on the major league roster. Floyd had been emerging as a target of multiple teams looking to buy low so it is not a complete surprise to see him get a guaranteed deal despite playing in just 21 games...
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Jeff Gordon will not drive Tony Stewart’s car due to FOX commitments

Jeff Gordon retired at the end of last season but the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion confused in an interview on Friday that he would have gotten behind the wheel of Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet if not for commitments with FOX. “I’ll be honest, the way I was feeling about it at the time, if I wasn’t in the FOX booth, I would fill in for him,” said Gordon...
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Pantene Super Bowl commerical features NFL starts Jason Witten, DeAngelo Williams and Ben Watson

Three NFL starts tackle their daughters hair in the P&G Pantene commercial for Super Bowl 50. Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, New Orleans Saints tight end Ben Watson and Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams try out new dos in the 30-second commercial. We have provided all three of the players with their daughters in P&G videos below. Jasn Witten and...
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Broncos vs Panthers: Super Bowl 50 Betting Odds, point spread, over/under and tv information

The countdown to Super Bowl 50 is now less than a week away. This Sunday the NFC Champion Carolina Panthers and AFC Champion Denver Broncos will square off in the 50th edition of the big game. Led by likely MVP Cam Newton, the Panthers nearly ran the table in the regular season going 15-1. They followed that up by a convincing first half against Seattle and then the obliteration...
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