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Duke suffers stunning loss to South Carolina

Duke suffers stunning loss to South Carolina

on March 20, 2017, 7:23 AM / in Basketball

The South Carolina Gamecocks upset the Duke Blue Devils 88-81 Sunday night to advance to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Duke, the No. 2 seed in the East Region, entered the season ranked No. 1, and after injuries and other setbacks headed into the tournament a title contender after winning the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Duke […]

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Why We Love College Basketball; Top seed Villanova ousted by Wisconsin in upset game

Why We Love College Basketball; Top seed Villanova ousted by Wisconsin in upset game

on March 19, 2017, 9:04 AM / in Basketball

The Villanova Wildcats, the No. 1 team in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, unexpectedly lost to the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers 65-62 in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday. The upset win means Wisconsin will now advance to its fourth consecutive Sweet 16 round. For March Madness brackets, the game meant widespread chaos, as 47 percent of brackets had Villanova in […]

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John Lynch: Kaepernick deal with new team “fell through”

John Lynch: Kaepernick deal with new team “fell through”

on March 18, 2017, 8:02 AM / in Football

Posted by Mike Florio Four years ago, some (well, at least one) were declaring Colin Kaepernick to potentially be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Now, he’s still looking for a new job. New 49ers G.M. John Lynch tells KNBR that Kaepernick recently came close to getting one. “I don’t know what happened to that market,” Lynch said, via […]

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First day of NCAA tournament light on upsets

First day of NCAA tournament light on upsets

on March 17, 2017, 7:44 AM / in Basketball

The No. 12 seeds managed to pull off just one upset as the NCAA men’s basketball tournament kicked off in earnest on Thursday, as Middle Tennessee State beat No. 5 seed Minnesota 81-72 to move into the second round. Another No. 12, Princeton, nearly advanced, but lost to Notre Dame 60-58 after having a shot at an upset in its […]

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Kurt Busch wins Daytona 500 on last-lap pass

Kurt Busch wins Daytona 500 on last-lap pass

on February 27, 2017, 6:59 AM / in NASCAR

Fox News Kurt Busch won his first Daytona 500 at the age of 38 Sunday, passing Kyle Larson on the final lap. It was the only lap Busch led in the race. Busch, who won what was then called the Nextel Cup as the series champion in 2004, took the checkered flag in the No. 41 Ford that was partly […]

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64th ANNUAL WORLD SERIES OF DRAG RACING  RETURNS TO CORDOVA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

64th ANNUAL WORLD SERIES OF DRAG RACING RETURNS TO CORDOVA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

on February 6, 2017, 7:50 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The World Series of Drag Racing is returning to Cordova International Raceway in Cordova, Ill., after a one-year stay in Memphis, Tenn., IRG Sports + Entertainment announced today.  The 2017 World Series of Drag Racing is set for Aug. 25-27, 2017; ticket information will be available in March. The World Series of Drag Racing has […]

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Tom Brady leads biggest comeback, Patriots win Super Bowl 34-28 in OT

Tom Brady leads biggest comeback, Patriots win Super Bowl 34-28 in OT

on February 6, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Football

HOUSTON (AP) — Tom Brady led one of the greatest comebacks in sports history highlighted by an unbelievable Julian Edelman catch that helped lift New England from a 25-point hole against the Atlanta Falcons to the Patriots’ fifth Super Bowl victory, the first ever in overtime. The Patriots scored 19 points in the final quarter, including a pair of 2-point […]

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Teen prostitution targeted at Super Bowl

Teen prostitution targeted at Super Bowl

on February 4, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Football, National News

A Washington group that fights sex trafficking is tackling teen prostitution at Super Bowl LI in Houston with a new campaign targeting guys who flock to big events like last year’s NFL championship, which had 428 sex arrests. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has teamed with 24 partners to stop the exploitation. “This kind of activity happens at the […]

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IHRA DRAG RACING RETURNS TO ESPN; PARTNERSHIP RESUMES WITH 2017 SEASON

IHRA DRAG RACING RETURNS TO ESPN; PARTNERSHIP RESUMES WITH 2017 SEASON

on January 31, 2017, 8:45 AM / in NASCAR

IHRA Drag Racing returns to the ESPN family of networks Feb. 4 on ESPN3 ESPN3 to show more than 200 hours of IHRA Summit Sportsman National Championship ESPN Presents a nine-month schedule of live-streamed IHRA Drag Racing WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – After a nearly two-decade hiatus, the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and ESPN have signed a multi-year agreement […]

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Patriots and Falcons advance to Super Bowl

Patriots and Falcons advance to Super Bowl

on January 23, 2017, 7:36 AM / in Football

The New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons won their respective NFL conference championships on Sunday to advance to the Super Bowl. The Patriots’ offense, led by quarterback Tom Brady, sealed their 36-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers with three touchdown passes. The Falcons crushed the Green Bay Packers 44-21. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan passed for 392 yards and 4 […]

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Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura dies in Dominican Republic crash

on January 23, 2017, 7:30 AM / in Baseball

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed Sunday in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic. He was 25. Ventura pitched for the Royals in two World Series, in 2014 and 2015. The team’s general manager, Dayton Moore, said Ventura was “so young and so talented, full of youthful exuberence.” His death came on the same day that […]

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Clemson beats Alabama to win college football national championship

Clemson beats Alabama to win college football national championship

on January 10, 2017, 7:07 AM / in Football

The Clemson Tigers narrowly defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide, 35-31, on Monday night to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. Clemson (14-1) sealed its come-from-behind upset with quarterback Deshaun Watson’s 2-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow with 1 second remaining, after a surprise onside kick. It is Clemson’s first national title since 1981. Alabama (14-1) was trying to […]

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Football fans boo Castro supporters

Football fans boo Castro supporters

on November 28, 2016, 7:01 AM / in Football, National News

By JEREMY LOTT  /  Washington Examiner What does a player for the San Francisco 49ers and the prime minister of Canada have in common? They were both loudly booed by football fans Sunday for their nice words for late Cuban strongman Fidel Castro. In Miami Sunday, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started versus the Miami Dolphins. Two days before the game, […]

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Colin Kaepernick Contract Changed… Time to Look for a New Job!

Colin Kaepernick Contract Changed… Time to Look for a New Job!

on November 23, 2016, 8:01 AM / in Football

Special thanks to Thomas…. We predicted this earlier. Things haven’t gone well for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick since his ill-advised national anthem protests that sparked nationwide backlash. In October, the controversial athlete reportedly signed a revised deal with the NFL team that effectively deleted the last three years of his contract — 2018 through 2020 — which could make him […]

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Jimmie Johnson wins seventh NASCAR championship, tying record

Jimmie Johnson wins seventh NASCAR championship, tying record

on November 21, 2016, 7:27 AM / in NASCAR

Jimmie Johnson won a record-tying seventh NASCAR series championship Sunday, after surging from last place to first to win the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Johnson, 41, beat out Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, and Carl Edwards to join racing legends Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. in the exclusive club of seven-time champions. Dale Earnhardt Jr. visited Johnson in […]

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Murray wins World Tour Finals to end 2016 as number one

Murray wins World Tour Finals to end 2016 as number one

on November 21, 2016, 6:22 AM / in Tennis

Andy Murray will end 2016 as the number-one player in men’s tennis after emphatically coming out on top in his much-hyped duel with Novak Djokovic to win the ATP World Tour Finals for the first time. The Briton produced a scintillating performance on Sunday, befitting of the best player in the world, to triumph 6-3 6-4 and delight the majority […]

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Scherzer and Porcello win Cy Young awards

Scherzer and Porcello win Cy Young awards

on November 17, 2016, 7:15 AM / in Baseball

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer won the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday, far ahead of the Chicago Cubs’ Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks in balloting conducted by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Scherzer is the sixth pitcher in baseball history to win the award in both leagues. He was the American League winner with Detroit in 2013. […]

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Chicago Cubs Bury Curse With First World Series Title in 108 Years

Chicago Cubs Bury Curse With First World Series Title in 108 Years

on November 3, 2016, 5:33 AM / in Basketball

NBC News The billy goat is dead. The Chicago Cubs finally got out from behind the (190)8 ball, winning their first World Series in 108 years and ending the longest championship drought by any major American sports team. The Cubs — America’s most lovable sad sacks, its glorious sporting schlemiels, its embodiment of the jinx — defeated the Indians 8-7 […]

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Cubs slug their way past the Indians 9-3, forcing World Series Game 7

Cubs slug their way past the Indians 9-3, forcing World Series Game 7

on November 2, 2016, 6:31 AM / in Baseball

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell decided to take things into his own hands to ensure that his team will play in a winner-take-all Game 7 of the World Series. After Kris Bryant hit a solo home run to open the scoring in the bottom of the first inning of Tuesday evening’s Game 6, Russell hit a two-run double — really, a […]

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Week 9: Everything You Need to Know for #GameDay

Week 9: Everything You Need to Know for #GameDay

on October 29, 2016, 6:07 AM / in Football, Opinion

Come on this is What You Were Really Waiting For By Resurgent Insider  /  The Resurgent The Resurgent’s team of Philip Swicegood, Josh Hammer, and Dave Scharoun will be releasing its own NCAA football poll throughout the season, along with running commentary about each week’s highlights. Here are our rankings and preview for Week 9. 1. Alabama (Last week: def. Texas A&M 33-14) (This week: […]

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