Sports

Nadal outlasts Djokovic in five sets

Nadal outlasts Djokovic in five sets

on June 9, 2013, 5:57 AM / in Sports, Tennis

His dramatic and delightful French Open semifinal was 4 1/2 hours old – and 14 games into the fifth set – when Rafael Nadal raced from the net to the baseline to retrieve Novak Djokovic’s seemingly unreachable lob. Many players wouldn’t have bothered to give chase, let alone attempt what Nadal actually accomplished: With his back to the court, he […]

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Williams wins first French since ’02

Williams wins first French since ’02

on June 9, 2013, 5:52 AM / in Sports, Tennis

Serena Williams won her 16th Grand Slam title and her first French Open championship since 2002 on Saturday, relentlessly chasing down one shot after another to defeat familiar foil Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4. ”Eleven years,” Williams said in French during the trophy ceremony. ”I think it’s unbelievable. Now I have 16 Grand Slam titles. It’s difficult for me to speak […]

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“Racing’s Back! Memphis 250” Coming to Memphis International Raceway on October 26th

on June 6, 2013, 4:27 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

CRA Powered by JEGS Series to be featured in Twin 125’s / RWRE Shootout on Tap Millington, TN (June 5, 2013) – Memphis International Raceway (MIR), Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (RWRE) and Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS (CRA) officials proudly announce the newly reopened Memphis International Raceway will host the “Racing’s Back! Memphis 250,” a CRA sanctioned event, on […]

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Denny Hamlin to run special, Autism Speaks puzzle piece paint scheme on his No. 11 FedEx Toyota for the June 2 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks”

Denny Hamlin to run special, Autism Speaks puzzle piece paint scheme on his No. 11 FedEx Toyota for the June 2 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks”

on May 29, 2013, 4:42 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

Drivers in all three series will sport Autism Speaks puzzle piece decals on cars throughout May 31-June 2, 2013 race weekend DOVER, Del. – When Denny Hamlin comes to Dover International Speedway to compete in the June 2 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, he will be sporting a special Autism Speaks puzzle piece paint scheme […]

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UPDATE 12-Tennis-French Open women’s singles results

UPDATE 12-Tennis-French Open women’s singles results

on May 29, 2013, 8:40 AM / in Sports, Tennis

May 29 (Infostrada Sports) – Results from the French Open Women’s Singles matches on Wednesday Round 2 29-Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) beat Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 7-6(5) 6-1 8-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) 6-2 6-2 Dinah Pfizenmaier (Germany) beat Urszula Radwanska (Poland) 6-3 6-3 4-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Mallory Burdette (U.S.) 6-3 6-2 Round 1 Jamie Hampton (U.S.) beat 25-Lucie […]

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Serena, Federer open with easy wins

Serena, Federer open with easy wins

on May 26, 2013, 3:47 PM / in Sports, Tennis

PARIS (AP) 2013 FRENCH OPEN Serena Williams won her opening match at the French Open, and then achieved a career breakthrough by speaking French to the crowd for the first time. ”I’m a beginner,” Williams said – referring to her French, not tennis. Her play spoke volumes Sunday. Williams returned to the red clay that tripped her up in the […]

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Kanaan finally wins the Indy 500

Kanaan finally wins the Indy 500

on May 26, 2013, 3:44 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Tony Kanaan has finally won the Indianapolis 500. Kanaan drove past Ryan Hunter-Reay on a restart Sunday with three laps to go, then coasted across the finish line under yellow when defending race winner Dario Franchitti crashed far back in the field.  It was a hugely popular victory at the speedway, where Kanaan had endured so much heartache. […]

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Memphis International Raceway joins Mega MOPAR Action Series

Memphis International Raceway joins Mega MOPAR Action Series

on May 24, 2013, 4:51 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

Memphis International Raceway is pleased to join the Mega MOPAR Action Series for its event July 5-6th.  Celebrate everything MOPAR at this family – friendly event including drag racing, car show, swap meet, vendor midway and autocross. “We will have something for everyone at our Mega Mopar Action Series event in July at Memphis International Raceway,” said Pam Kendrick Vice […]

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Fun Ford Weekend Show Returns to Memphis International Raceway June 7 & 8

on May 19, 2013, 9:46 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

Millington, TN (May  18, 2013) –  Calling all Ford  enthusiasts!   This is the weekend Ford lovers have been  anxiously awaiting.  The only place you will find intense Ford  vs. the World Test N Tune style drag racing, huge car show & swap meet,  vendor midway, autocross, fast ford, quick ford, DOT class, jet and live music  from Cruisin Heavy is […]

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“Derek Boogaard’s Family Is Suing The NHL For Wrongful Death”

“Derek Boogaard’s Family Is Suing The NHL For Wrongful Death”

on May 13, 2013, 8:00 AM / in Sports

The family, now represented by Chicago’s Corboy & Demetrio, is refiling a suit dismissed earlier [Deadspin]: According to The New York Times, the complaint alleges that the N.H.L., through the actions/inactions of the teams and team physicians charged with caring for Boogaard, breached a duty to Boogaard in failing to monitor his prescription drug use. The suit also alleges that […]

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Memphis International Raceway – new home to Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Memphis International Raceway – new home to Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

on May 11, 2013, 8:57 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

Millington, TN May 8th marked an important day in Memphis International Raceway’s  history. MIR welcomes Rusty Wallace, 55 time race winner, 2013 NASCAR Hall Of Fame inductee and one of the greatest stock car drivers to ever strap on a helmet.  Rusty joins us to introduce the Rusty Wallace Racing and Kart Experiences with a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration.  […]

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Iroquois Steeplechase Features Demonstrative

Iroquois Steeplechase Features Demonstrative

on May 11, 2013, 6:36 AM / in Sports

Demonstrative,  an Eclipse Award finalist in last season’s steeplechase division, will make his  2013 jumps debut in the $150,000 Iroquois Steeplechase Saturday, May 11 at Percy Warner Park Course. The  6-year-old Elusive  Quality   gelding will face six rivals in  the three-mile race that features 18 national hurdles and requires two trips  around the undulating 1 1/2-mile course. This year’s race […]

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Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams

Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams

on April 30, 2013, 9:43 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

  Millington, TN (April 30, 2013) As the Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams progresses throughout the season, the current points leaders in each class are emerging, but it still anyone’s game.  The point’s leaders in Super Pro, Pro Footbrake, R.T. Turbines DOT and R.T. Turbines Jr. Dragster classes at the end of the season earn the opportunity […]

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Country music group Gloriana to play free concert for race fans on Sunday, June 2 in Victory Plaza

Country music group Gloriana to play free concert for race fans on Sunday, June 2 in Victory Plaza

on April 30, 2013, 9:34 AM / in Announcements, NASCAR, Sports

  DOVER, Del. – Race fans will be treated to a very special pre-race event, as country music group Gloriana will play a free concert for fans in Victory Plaza the morning of the June 2 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. The award-winning trio will also perform the National Anthem for the day’s race. Comprised […]

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Loudest roars at Heritage for local pro who beat odds to qualify

Loudest roars at Heritage for local pro who beat odds to qualify

on April 24, 2013, 9:11 AM / in Sports

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — For just a moment, Matt Bova felt what it’s like  to be Tiger Woods. After being introduced to a huge roar when he reached the ninth green — his  18th — at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links, Bova, a 26-year-old  assistant pro at nearby Haig Point Golf Club, curled in a 16-foot […]

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Chevy enthusiasts packed Memphis International Raceway for Super Chevy Show 2013

on April 17, 2013, 4:39 PM / in Local News, NASCAR, Sports

Millington, T.N. (April 17, 2013) Memphis International Raceway breaks last year’s historic attendance records at Super Chevy 2013. An estimated 35,000 racers, fans and Chevrolet enthusiasts came out to Memphis International Raceway April 12, 13 & 14 to celebrate all things Chevy. After a phenomenal return to the series in 2012 when Memphis International Raceway (MIR) hosted one of the […]

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Super Chevy Show Returns this weekend to Memphis International Raceway April 12, 13 & 14

on April 10, 2013, 6:33 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

Memphis International Raceway is the place to be this weekend for the Super Chevy Show.  After a phenomenal return to the series in 2012 when Memphis International Raceway (MIR) hosted one of the largest Super Chevy Show event in the series, MIR is counting on Super Chevy Show fans and participants in the Mid-South to break last year’s historic records […]

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Memphis International Raceway Announces Partnership with King Cotton

Memphis International Raceway Announces Partnership with King Cotton

on April 10, 2013, 6:27 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

Memphis International Raceway (MIR) is thrilled to announce King Cotton as a valued partner through the 2013 racing season.  King Cotton Foods is widely known as the producer of the “Original Southern Dog.” Founded in 1935 by Nat Buring, King Cotton brand meats are as much a part of Memphis and the Mid-South as the Mississippi River and Beale Street.  […]

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Louisville wins national championship

on April 9, 2013, 6:26 AM / in Basketball, Sports

Luke Hancock produced another huge game off the bench, scoring 22 points, and Pitino became the first coach to win national titles at two schools when relentless Louisville rallied from another 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night. All this on the same day Pitino was announced as a member of the latest Hall […]

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NASCAR Schedule

NASCAR Schedule

on April 5, 2013, 6:41 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

Schedule & Results Schedule & Results Sprint Cup Nationwide Camping World Truck  2013 Season Time (ET) TV Race/Track Winner/Pole Purse Feb 16 8:29 pm FOX The Sprint Unlimited * Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, FL Kevin Harvick Carl Edwards $1,051,074 Feb 21 2:19 pm SPD Budweiser Duel 1 * Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, FL Kevin Harvick Danica Patrick $675,000 […]

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