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    The 3 back where it belongs at Daytona: out front

    If the engine guy had mixed emotions, imagine how much Earnhardt’s longtime friend and car owner Richard Childress had as he watched his own grandson drive the car. An emotional day turned even more enjoyable yet draining as 23-year-old Sprint Cup rookie Austin Dillon put the No. 3 car on the pole for the 2014 Daytona 500. “The 3 is special to all of us — the family, the Earnhardt family to every one of us,” Childress said. “But I think it’s special because Austin, our family is in the car. “The emotion will fly if the 3 rolls in…

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    All-Star Game yet another stage of NBA’s ongoing role in New Orleans recovery

    “It is wonderful to see,” said NBA veteran player and coach Avery Johnson, a New Orleans native who also served as one of the hosts for the All-Star game. “This city is made for hosting events like this. And the NBA, it could have given up on New Orleans a long time ago, but that was never part of their outlook. They have always had a helping hand for the city, and now the city is repaying them.” In the wake of the storm, the Hornets were displaced for two years, in Oklahoma City, and there was talk that owner…

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    U.S. women’s hockey team dismantles Sweden, bores viewers, and that’s OK

    It devolved from there; the Twitter discussion, generally, was dominated by a pseudo-debate over the merits of a tournament in which the top two teams — the U.S. and Canada — routinely demolish everyone else. That’s a nuanced discussion to have, and it deserves time outside of a routine game recap. Overall, though, it’s possible to broadly acknowledge the disparity of games like this, while also realizing that comptetive sports aren’t built in a day, and the importance of women’s hockey as an Olympic sport. It’ll take time, it’ll take money and it’ll take support. Hopefully, all three come. In…

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    2014 Sochi Olympics: Canada needs Drew Doughty OT goal to beat Finland

    Doughty broke a scoreless tie midway through the first period and scored the game-winning goal with 2:28 left in overtime, giving the Canadians a 2-1 win over Finland on Sunday. “I don’t know what’s going on,” said Doughty, who has four goals in three Olympic games after scoring just eight times in 59 NHL games this season. “I don’t score like this in L.A. at all. A lot of it is just my teammates. They’re doing a great job getting me the puck.” Canada closed the preliminary round of the tournament with a win that would’ve been more helpful had…

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    UConn’s Shabazz Napier shows All-Americans can come in all sizes

    The midseason stuff is for amusement purposes only, though. Teams’ schedules vary so widely it can be a challenge to compile a definitive list. When we compose the real Sporting News All-America team at the end of the regular season, we have a full complement of performances and data upon which to draw. No striking out then. After what we’ve witnessed over the ensuing month, it is fair to say we shall not repeat our misstep regarding Napier. He has been so routinely terrific he is a much greater threat to make the first team than to be excluded from…

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Jameis Winston picks up first save for Florida State baseball

Mar 15, 2012

He wasn’t playing for the national championship this time, but Jameis Winston came through in another pressure situation for the Florida State Seminoles. Winston, who won the the Heisman Trophy on the gridiron this past season, also plays baseball for the Seminoles. On Saturay, coach Mike Martin brought him in to pitch in the eighth inning vs. Niagara with two on, no one outs and the go-ahead run at the plate, the Tallahassee Democrat reports . Jameis Winston (AP Photo) “I wanted to see how he would react in a game of this magnitude,” Martin said, tongue firmly in cheek….

A.J. Burnett guaranteed $22.5M over 2 years by Phillies

Apr 14, 2011

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2014 Sochi Olympics: Canada needs Drew Doughty OT goal to beat Finland

Feb 14, 2011

Doughty broke a scoreless tie midway through the first period and scored the game-winning goal with 2:28 left in overtime, giving the Canadians a 2-1 win over Finland on Sunday. “I don’t know what’s going on,” said Doughty, who has four goals in three Olympic games after scoring just eight times in 59 NHL games this season. “I don’t score like this in L.A. at all. A lot of it is just my teammates. They’re doing a great job getting me the puck.” Canada closed the preliminary round of the tournament with a win that would’ve been more helpful had…

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UConn’s Shabazz Napier shows All-Americans can come in all sizes

Feb 14, 2011

The midseason stuff is for amusement purposes only, though. Teams’ schedules vary so widely it can be a challenge to compile a definitive list. When we compose the real Sporting News All-America team at the end of the regular season, we have a full complement of performances and data upon which to draw. No striking out then. After what we’ve witnessed over the ensuing month, it is fair to say we shall not repeat our misstep regarding Napier. He has been so routinely terrific he is a much greater threat to make the first team than to be excluded from…

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Jameis Winston picks up first save for Florida State baseball

He wasn’t playing for the national championship this time, but Jameis Winston came through in another pressure situation for the Florida State Seminoles. Winston, who won the the Heisman Trophy on the gridiron this past season, also plays baseball for the Seminoles. On Saturay, coach Mike Martin brought him in to pitch in the eighth inning vs. Niagara with two on, no one outs and the go-ahead run at the plate, the Tallahassee Democrat reports . Jameis Winston (AP Photo) “I wanted to see how he would react in a game of this magnitude,” Martin said, tongue firmly in cheek….

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A.J. Burnett guaranteed $22.5M over 2 years by Phillies

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2014 Sochi Olympics: Canada needs Drew Doughty OT goal to beat Finland

Doughty broke a scoreless tie midway through the first period and scored the game-winning goal with 2:28 left in overtime, giving the Canadians a 2-1 win over Finland on Sunday. “I don’t know what’s going on,” said Doughty, who has four goals in three Olympic games after scoring just eight times in 59 NHL games this season. “I don’t score like this in L.A. at all. A lot of it is just my teammates. They’re doing a great job getting me the puck.” Canada closed the preliminary round of the tournament with a win that would’ve been more helpful had…

211167-650-366-610x343

UConn’s Shabazz Napier shows All-Americans can come in all sizes

The midseason stuff is for amusement purposes only, though. Teams’ schedules vary so widely it can be a challenge to compile a definitive list. When we compose the real Sporting News All-America team at the end of the regular season, we have a full complement of performances and data upon which to draw. No striking out then. After what we’ve witnessed over the ensuing month, it is fair to say we shall not repeat our misstep regarding Napier. He has been so routinely terrific he is a much greater threat to make the first team than to be excluded from…