April 20, 2014

NASCAR: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wins first career Cup pole

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. during qualifying for the Advocare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.(Photo: Kevin Liles, USA TODAY Sports) (PhatzRadio / AP) — HAMPTON, Ga. – After a season of mostly being overshadowed by his fellow Sprint Cup rookie and girlfriend, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took a turn in the spotlight Friday [...]

UFC / MMA: Bisping, Belcher ratchet up feud before UFC 159

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(PhatzRadio / AP) — One year ago, middleweights Alan Belcher and Michael Bisping were considered two of the best 185-pound fighters in the UFC. After Saturday night, one of them will be further away from title contention than at almost any point in his career. “You’re only as good as your last fight, and my [...]

Golf Roundup: Woods lengthens lead at Doral / Fabian Gomez, Scott Brown tied for lead in Puerto Rico

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Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland (R) waits with Tiger Woods on the third tee during the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at the Trump Doral Golf Resort & Spa on March 9, 2013 in Doral, Florida. (March 8, 2013 – Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America) (PhatzRadio / AP) — DORAL, Fla. [...]

NHL Lockout: 30 Thoughts – Lockouts chock full of familiar refrains

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Commissioners from different sports like David Stern, left, and Gary Bettman often speak the same language in labour disputes. (Bruce Bennett and Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images) (PhatzRadio / CBC Sports) — Does any of this sound familiar? A commissioner saying there are “enormous consequences at play … we think that we made very fair proposals.” [...]

WNBA Finals: Fever look to close out WNBA Finals in Game 4

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Tamika Catchings #24 of the Indiana Fever shoots a layup against the Minnesota Lynx during Game Three of the 2012 WNBA Finals on October 19, 2012 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. (October 18, 2012 – Source: Michael Hickey/Getty Images North America) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tamika Catchings hasn’t forgotten how close she came to [...]

College Football Top 25 AP Scores: No. 3 Florida thrashes No. 9 South Carolina 44-11

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(PhatzRadio / AP) — No. 3 Florida lived up to its surprising BCS ranking by thrashing a South Carolina team that appeared to be a contender in the SEC. The Gamecocks gave LSU almost all it could handle in Death Valley last week, and figured to follow up with a good showing in The Swamp. [...]

NASCAR: Greg Biffle draws unwanted attention after Michigan win

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Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, leads Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Office Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 19, 2012 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (August 18, 2012 – Source: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images North America) (PhatzRadio / USA Today) — BROOKLYN, Mich. [...]

NASCAR: Fans still adore Dale Earnhardt Jr., ‘last of good old boys’

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. shows off the DEW Crew-chosen No. 88 Diet Mtn Dew/The Dark Night Rises Chevy and the iconic Batman Tumbler at Michigan International Speedway on June 14, 2012 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (June 13, 2012 – Source: Geoff Burke/Getty Images North America) (PhatzRadio / USA Today) — Armed with a Sharpie in his left [...]

NASCAR: Harvick: ‘I feel sorry’ for Earnhardt Jr. amid win drought

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, answers questions before practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 12, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas. (April 11, 2012 – Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images North America) (PhatzRadio / USA Today) — FORT WORTH [...]

Epstein likely to join Cubs within 48 hours: source

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Theo Epstein would be going to a Cubs franchise that hasn’t won the World Series since 1908. (Elsa/Getty Images) (PhatzRadio / CBC Sports) — Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein is likely to join the Chicago Cubs within the next 48 hours, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday night. [...]