Month: August 2017

9:00 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports DARLINGTON, S.C. — Martin Truex Jr. needs just a 17th-place finish to pick up three wins this weekend at Darlington Raceway. Let’s explain: Truex enters the Southern 500 with a 101-point lead on
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DEL MAR, Calif. — Two-time champion Songbird was retired Thursday after initial medical tests showed enlarged suspensories in her hind end and subsequent tests revealed greater physical problems, owner Rick Porter announced. Porter made the announcement on Facebook. The decision to end Songbird’s career comes days after she finished second to Forever Unbridled in the
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Steve Asmussen had to laugh. Gun Runner finally was getting his turn. Here he was, an overnight sensation two years in the making, suddenly hailed as the top horse in the nation in a poll that had been a one-note samba all year long. “Guess we’ll have to crank up the bandwagon,” Asmussen said, enjoying
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The NBA levied a precedent-cementing $500,000 fine on the Los Angeles Lakers organization Thursday for violating the league’s notoriously nebulous anti-tampering rule. The fine came after the league warned the Lakers about team president Magic Johnson’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in April during which he joked that he planned to deliver a sort of
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Meg Lanning has topped the WBBL run tally in both of her seasons with Melbourne Stars © Getty Images Australia captain Meg Lanning has signed a three-year WBBL deal with the Perth Scorchers after announcing earlier this week that she was leaving the Melbourne Stars. Lanning has topped the WBBL
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LOS ANGELES — Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph has been charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and resisting arrest following an incident this month when a large gathering became unruly at a Los Angeles housing project, prosecutors said Thursday. The two-time NBA All-Star had initially been arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to sell
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One of the latest storylines surrounding patriarch LaVar Ball and his family concerns the youngest of the three Ball brothers, LaMelo. For LaMelo’s 16th birthday, LaVar bought his son a Lamborghini. Great detail in the @SLAMonline MB1 story: @LaVarBigBaller bought LaMelo Ball a Lamborghini for his 16th birthday. pic.twitter.com/IjaSc3kNoU — Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) August 31,
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