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The Sweet 16

The Sweet 16

on March 25, 2013, 7:21 AM / in Basketball, Sports

  ‘College basketball is a game of joy, but as of late, all the joy seems to have been sucked out of it. Scoring is at its lowest point in decades. Coaches over-coach so much that point guards tentatively look to their benches before every offensive play, slowing the game to a snail’s pace. The NCAA and its Nurse Ratched-like […]

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Logano, Stewart have WORDS after the Race

on March 25, 2013, 6:26 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

If rubbin’ is racin’, then Joey Logano has been getting a little too touchy-feely the past two races. One week after trading paint with Denny Hamlin at Bristol, Logano was at it again Sunday. The two rivals were involved in a last-lap wreck as they were jostling for the win at the Auto Club 400 in Fontana, paving the way […]

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Democrats Pressure Washington Redskins to Change Name

Democrats Pressure Washington Redskins to Change Name

on March 22, 2013, 7:45 AM / in Football, National News, News, Sports

A group of House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a bill that would prevent  the term “Redskins” from being trademarked, a move intended to put pressure on  the Washington football club to change its name. The Non-Disparagement of American Indians in Trademark Registrations Act of  2013 is co-sponsored by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), and comes days  after a federal trademark […]

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

on March 18, 2013, 4:07 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

MILLINGTON, TN, (March 18, 2013) – 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 this April 12, 13 & 14 when The Super […]

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Forbes names highest paid drivers in NASCAR

Forbes names highest paid drivers in NASCAR

on March 15, 2013, 5:19 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the highest-paid driver in the sport for the fifth straight year with total earnings of $25.9 million in 2012 by our [Forbes] count. We estimate that Earnhardt earned $12.9 million in combined salary and his share of prize money, which is split with Hendrick Motorsports. Earnhardt signed a contract extension with Hendrick in 2011 that will […]

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Nadal Beats Federer 6-4, 6-2

Nadal Beats Federer 6-4, 6-2

on March 15, 2013, 5:12 AM / in Sports, Tennis

By MARK LAMPORT-STOKES INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – Roger Federer’s title defense at the BNP Paribas Open came to a surprisingly abrupt halt on Thursday when he was hammered by his long-time rival Rafa Nadal 6-4 6-2 in the quarter-finals. While Nadal’s fitness on hard courts had been in some doubt on his return to the ATP circuit after seven months […]

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Memphis International Raceway to host BACK TO SCHOOL DRAGS

on March 13, 2013, 10:41 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

March 13, 2013 (Millington, TN) – Memphis International is pleased to partner with the South East Junior Racing Association (SEJRA) for one of the highest paying junior racing events of all time with a $5,000 guaranteed purse.  SEJRA presents The Tommy’s Quality Used Cars Back to School Drags at Memphis International Raceway on September 14-15, 2013. “The SEJRA’s Back to […]

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Duke hammers UNC from the opening tip

Duke hammers UNC from the opening tip

on March 11, 2013, 7:59 AM / in Basketball, Sports

This latest Battle of the Blues didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all. Duke scored the game’s first 14 points and never looked back Saturday in rolling to an impressive 69-53 victory over rival North Carolina at the Smith Center. Seth Curry did most of the early damage by scoring 18 of his 20 points in […]

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Memphis International Raceway proudly partners with Hotel Partners

on March 10, 2013, 7:31 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

Memphis International Raceway proudly partners with Hotel Partners to offer Stay and Race Packages for Super Chevy April 12-14 March 9, 2013 (Millington, TN) – The Super Chevy Show is the ultimate experience for the die-hard Chevy fan.  It is widely recognized as the premier national event celebrating all things Chevy.  From high-powered Chevy racing to the spectacular Chevy Show […]

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OUTTA MY WAY

OUTTA MY WAY

on March 8, 2013, 8:02 AM / in Basketball, Sports
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Ski: Tina Maze eclipse Herminator

Ski: Tina Maze eclipse Herminator

on March 2, 2013, 9:06 AM / in Sports

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Reuters) – Tina Maze confirmed its overwhelming superiority over women’s ski Saturday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen where she broke the absolute record for points in a season World Cup which belonged to Herman Maier, “Herminator” with 2,000 points. Already assured of winning the Big Crystal Globe overall, the Slovenian was imposed in Garmisch downhill and took his tally for the […]

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Memphis International Raceway to hosts the $25,000 Showdowns

on March 1, 2013, 1:18 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

Memphis International Raceway to hosts the $25,000 Showdowns presented by AmericanRaceCars.net March 7-10, 2013 (Millington, TN) – Memphis International is pleased to be the host facility for FC2 Promotions inaugural $25K Showdowns March 7-10.  This event will feature four days of on-track action for a total purse in excess of $150,000.  The action is highlighted by a pair of $25,000-to-win […]

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NASCAR Crash

on February 24, 2013, 5:03 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

Danica Patrick didn’t get the finish she was looking for but at least this year, she finished the Daytona 500 — and made history in the process. After becoming the first woman to win a pole in the Sprint Cup Series — let alone the Great American Race — Patrick was competitive throughout the entire race and appeared destined to […]

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Haas reaches 2nd round at Memphis

Haas reaches 2nd round at Memphis

on February 21, 2013, 7:28 AM / in Sports, Tennis

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) Germany’s Tommy Haas advanced to the second round of the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships with a 7-6 (6), 6-4 victory over Russia’s Evgeny Donskoy on Wednesday. The 34-year-old Haas was a finalist at last week’s SAP Open in San Jose. He is a three-time Memphis champion. He won the first ATP Tour title of his career […]

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Istomin tops No. 3 Isner in Memphis

Istomin tops No. 3 Isner in Memphis

on February 20, 2013, 5:39 PM / in Sports, Tennis

Denis Istomin took advantage of sluggish play by John Isner to eliminate the third-seeded American 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday in the US National Indoor Tennis Championships. The victory was Istomin’s first win over a top-20 opponent since he defeated Fernando Verdasco of Spain, then ranked 18th, in the London Olympics last year. ”I know it’s going to be a difficult […]

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Memphis International Raceway Announces Partnership with Bullet Racing Cams

on February 14, 2013, 8:51 AM / in Local News, NASCAR, News, Sports, State News

February 13, 2013 (Millington, TN) – Memphis International Raceway (MIR) welcomes Bullet Racing Cams as a valued partner through 2014.    Bullet Racing Cams specializes in camshafts and valve train components for serious racers. “We are proud to have the MIR brand associated with Bullet Racing Cams, a well- respected leader in the racing industry.    I am confident this will […]

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R.T. Turbines, Inc. to Sponsor Junior Dragster and DOT Racing Classes at Memphis International Raceway in 2013

on February 14, 2013, 8:50 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports

February 13, 2013 (Millington, TN) – Memphis International Raceway (MIR) welcomes RT Turbines, Inc. as a valued partner through 2014.  R.T. Turbines, located in Marianna, Arkansas will sponsor both the DOT and Junior drag racing classes for the 2013 season. R.T. Turbines, Inc., an FAA certified repair station, specializes in PT6A engine inspection, service, repair and overhaul.  The highly trained […]

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Flash Seats unveiled at the Monster Mile!

Flash Seats unveiled at the Monster Mile!

on February 9, 2013, 1:06 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

Is this the future of event tickets. Well if you have ever been to a large event like a NASCAR RACE then you know what a hassle it is to keep up with your tickets. I am not sure how it works or how secure it is. I am hoping that it is secure. As I am not a fan […]

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Target Practice

on February 9, 2013, 9:09 AM / in Sports

J. R. sent this to me and I thought it would be a good idea to share. I, of course, have tested it and my scores ranged from 25 to 29 THE GAME IS VERY ACCURATE AND ADDICTIVE. Check this one out … see how good you are with a Russian pistol. All text is in Russian. Save black powder […]

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PALM BEACH AND MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY OWNERSHIP GROUP ACQUIRES INTERNATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION® (IHRA)

on February 6, 2013, 7:44 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

IHRA Entertainment, LLC, a newly formed corporation held by the ownership group of Palm Beach International Raceway™ and Memphis International Raceway™, announced today its acquisition of the International Hot Rod Association® (IHRA), which was majority-owned by Feld Motor Sports®, a division of Feld Entertainment, Inc. The new ownership group will immediately take over management of the 43 year old organization […]

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