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IMSA/WEC double-header pays off for Sebring

IMSA/WEC double-header pays off for Sebring

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Sebring International Raceway president Wayne Estes can’t wait to find out if last weekend’s dual IMSA and FIA World Endurance Championship was indeed the biggest event ever held at the 3.7-mile road course. There’s a sneaking suspicion the combined 1000 Miles of Sebring WEC race on Friday and Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve hours of Sebring WeatherTech SportsCar Championship set an all-time record for attendance and income, dating back to the first event held in 1950. “We’ve not yet tabulated crowd size or dollars, but we are still confident that despite the weather Saturday morning, something special was happening,” Estes told RACER. “I can’t imagine there ever being a greater IMSA event. I spent a lot of time in the most popular areas of the track, and there was no room left. We got so ful
Transfer Rumours: Pereira’s Man Utd Future, Mount to Bournemouth, Benrahma to Premier League & More

Transfer Rumours: Pereira’s Man Utd Future, Mount to Bournemouth, Benrahma to Premier League & More

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​Despite there being still two months of the 2018/19 season remaining, that hasn't stopped the transfer rumour mill running as normal ahead of what is likely to be another busy summer for clubs around the globe. With today no different, here are the latest transfer rumours in the world of football:Gent Hoping to Retain Crystal Palace's Alexander Sorloth Beyond Current Loan Spell Alexander Sorloth didn't exactly set the world alight following his £10m move to ​Crystal Palace from FC Midtjylland in January 2018, netting just once in 20 games for the Eagles, before a loan move to KAA Gent a year later.Since his move to Belgium, the 23-year-old has three goals in nine league games, with media outlet ​Het Laatste Nieuws reporting that Gent want to make the deal permanent at the end of the s
Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions meet for first England training session at St. George’s Park

Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions meet for first England training session at St. George’s Park

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Gareth Southgate's Three Lions meet for first training session at St. George's Park as England prepare for their two Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and MontenegroGareth Southgate put his England stars through their paces at St. George's ParkDeclan Rice joined skipper Harry Kane and others for training on MondayThe Three Lions are preparing for their two upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiersEngland face Czech Republic on Friday and Montenegro the following MondayBy Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline Published: 23:09 GMT, 18 March 2019 | Updated: 01:44 GMT, 19 March 2019 Gareth Southgate has met up with his England stars for the first time since their Nations League win over Croatia in November as he put them through their paces on Monday afternoon.There were a couple of new faces a...
NCAA men’s basketball tournament teams who could cause first-round upsets

NCAA men’s basketball tournament teams who could cause first-round upsets

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An LSU fan watches during the final minutes of LSU's loss to Florida in an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Florida won 76-73. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) The NCAA men’s college basketball tournament selections were revealed Sunday with Duke, Virginia, North Carolina and Gonzaga receiving No. 1 seeds in their regions.While it’s unlikely any of those top seeds fall later this week (though Virginia was upset by No. 16 UMBC last year), it doesn’t mean there are other top seeds who shouldn't be careful of the lower-seeded opponents.Here are some teams that could upset the high-seeded squads this year.DUKE PICKED AS OVERALL TOP SEED IN MARCH MADNESSOREGON Oregon players, including Louis King (2) and Victo
Wrong lane at wrong time for Truex

Wrong lane at wrong time for Truex

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Martin Truex Jr. finished eighth with what he called an “awesome race car” in Fontana on Sunday. But, after leading 125 of the 200 laps to win last year’s Auto Club 400, the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota driver had no shot at repeating this year as his Camry was damaged late in Stage 1 — hit in the right rear by Kyle Larson as Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got out of shape in front of the field on older tires. Truex needed multiple pit stops for repairs and scored no points in the first or second stage. He was nearly put behind completely when the caution flew in the middle of green flag pit stops with less than 40 laps to go. “We had an awesome race car,” said Truex afterward. “Drove to the front, then got in a bad spot on the restart when a couple guys stayed out for God knows what reason — the 17 (S
Daniel Levy Provides Updates on Spurs’ Transfer Plans, Summer Budget & New Stadium Naming Rights

Daniel Levy Provides Updates on Spurs’ Transfer Plans, Summer Budget & New Stadium Naming Rights

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​Daniel Levy has insisted that Tottenham's level of investment in the transfer market will not be affected by the club's move to a new home, and has also played down rumours of Nike sponsoring their new stadium.Levy was speaking at a 'Board to Board' meeting with representatives of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust board, and discussed the club's transfer plans as they prepare to complete the long-awaited move to their new stadium.Loads from Daniel Levy on Spurs' transfer problems, squashing those Nike naming rights rumours and plenty more on the stadium and the money available for transfers after his meeting with @THSTOfficial. https://t.co/VLSbEBVdoy— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) March 17, 2019 As quoted by ​Football-London, when questioned whether the costs of the new stadiu

Australian Grand Prix 2019 – F1 Race LIVE – Hamilton and Vettel battle it out for first GP win

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Australian Grand Prix 2019, F1 LIVE – Latest updates as Lewis Hamilton looks for victory from pole in the first race of the season in MelbourneLewis Hamilton began his title defence in emphatic style by taking pole positionHe leads a Mercedes one-two from the front with Valtteri Bottas beside him Follow all the action from the first race of the season right here with Sportsmail By Matthew Smith For Mail Online Published: 04:10 GMT, 17 March 2019 | Updated: 04:12 GMT, 17 March 2019 Lewis Hamilton began his title defence in emphatic style by taking a wonderful pole position for the Australian Grand Prix.The Mercedes driver will lead a team one-two from the front of the  grid with Valtteri Bottas beside him, although Sebastian Vettel is lurking behind waiting to strike. Follow al
Phillies’ $330M star Bryce Harper limps off field, plunked by pitch during spring training game

Phillies’ $330M star Bryce Harper limps off field, plunked by pitch during spring training game

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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper swings at a pitch from Toronto Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (Associated Press) Say it ain't so.Bryce Harper, the Philadelphia Phillies' newly signed $330 million slugger, limped off the field Friday after being hit in the right ankle by a 96-mph fastball during a spring training game in Clearwater, Fla.It happened in the sixth inning, after the pitch from Toronto Blue Jays rookie pitcher Trent Thorton. Harper dropped to the ground, clutched the injured ankle and rolled in pain, a report said.The Phillies diagnosed Harper with a "right-foot contusion," after a 3-2 win over Toronto, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.Harper was checked by a traine
Sebring 12 Hour 2: Still Action Express 1-2 as rain lets up

Sebring 12 Hour 2: Still Action Express 1-2 as rain lets up

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Hour 2 at Sebring 12 ran under green, with conditions gradually improving near the end of the hour as the rain let up and portions of the track began to dry. The two Action Express Cadillacs led throughout the hour before leader Pipo Derani pitted from the lead at the two-hour mark. His No. 31 Whelen Engineering crew opted to be the first contender to change to slick tires. That gave the lead to teammate Filipe Albuquerque in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling entry, who had a 90-second advantage over the third-place Mazda of Jonathan Bomarito at the time. Richard Westbrook led GTLM in the No. 67 Ford GT; Kyle Masson had a one-lap advantage in LMP2; and Zach Robichon took the GTD lead in the No. 9 Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R. Trent Hindman pitted while leading in GTD at the 1h35m mark, ...
Gennaro Gattuso Admits He Thought Milan Goal Machine Krzysztof Piątek Didn’t Like Him After Move

Gennaro Gattuso Admits He Thought Milan Goal Machine Krzysztof Piątek Didn’t Like Him After Move

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AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has admitted that he feared that he would lock horns with January signing Krzysztof Piątek as the Poland international rarely smiled and hardly spoke to the Rosonerri head coach when he joined the club.But the 41-year-old has come to learn that Piątek, who's already scored eight goals since joining Milan, prefers to keep himself to himself and instead lets his feet do the talking on the pitch."We do not speak much, he prefers actions on the pitch," Gattuso said, quoted by the club on social media. "I am beginning to see him smile more often, at the beginning I thought he was upset with me.  "He is dedicated and likes to train, he knows what needs to be done."Piątek has been one of the biggest stars across the planet this season, having a breakout campai
Bournemouth 2-2 Newcastle: Matt Ritchie haunts his former club as he grabs a last-gasp equaliser

Bournemouth 2-2 Newcastle: Matt Ritchie haunts his former club as he grabs a last-gasp equaliser

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One by one, Bournemouth’s stewards escorted the Newcastle supporters who had spilled on to the pitch away. There were eight of them in total who could not contain their excitement.What sparked those scenes was a sensational equaliser from Matt Ritchie with the very last kick of this match. The fact it was against his former club only added to its beauty.DeAndre Yedlin had crossed and Ritchie went for the half-volley. A few fans probably feared for their windows in the car park behind the Vitality Stadium, but the midfielder smacked his shot into the roof of the net.  Matt Ritchie scored in injury time to to haunt his former club and give Newcastle a vital point in the race for survival Ritchie scored with a brilliant shot into the top left corner after being releas
NFL suspends Kareem Hunt for 8 games over leaked video showing him punching, kicking woman

NFL suspends Kareem Hunt for 8 games over leaked video showing him punching, kicking woman

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The NFL has suspended Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt for eight games after a video surfaced late last year of him appearing to punch and kick a woman outside a hotel room<br data-cke-eol="1"> (Photo by Jason Hanna/Getty Images)The NFL has suspended Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt for eight games after a video surfaced late last year of him appearing to punch and kick a woman outside a hotel room.Hunt, 23, issued a formal statement apologizing for his actions and said he will not contest the league's ruling, which will last half of the upcoming season. On Friday, when announcing the suspension, the NFL said that the video made Hunt in violation of the personal conduct policy."I want to again apologize for my actions last year," Hunt said in a statement."
Portland Trail Blazers star Enes Kanter, fearing Turkish retaliation, won’t go anywhere alone except bathroom

Portland Trail Blazers star Enes Kanter, fearing Turkish retaliation, won’t go anywhere alone except bathroom

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Enes Kanter of the Portland Trail Blazers looks on against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at Barclays Center on February 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter said he still receives death threats on a weekly basis and the only place he ever goes alone is to the bathroom. The NBA player, who has openly criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told Fox 11 that he continues to use his platform as an athlete to bring attention to the problems plaguing his home country - despite the danger he says he now faces."It's very sad what's going on with my country … There is no democracy, there is no freedom, there [are] no human rights in Turkey,” he said. “I'm trying to use this platform to t
NFL’s Dak Prescott can keep dog that allegedly bit neighbor, but must move pet out of town, reports say

NFL’s Dak Prescott can keep dog that allegedly bit neighbor, but must move pet out of town, reports say

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said he’s ignoring the backlash he’s received over his opposition to taking a knee during the anthem. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and the city of Frisco, Texas, reached a deal Wednesday after one of Prescott’s dogs allegedly bit off part of a neighbor’s finger last month, according to reports.The dog, an American Staffordshire terrier named Icon, was spared euthanasia following the attack, but the NFL player will need to make arrangements to move his pet out of town, FOX 4 of Dallas-Fort Worth reported.WATTERS: COWBOYS' QB PRESCOTT 'NAILED IT' WITH CRITICISM OF ANTHEM KNEELINGUntil then, Icon must stay in the custody of a veterinarian, the station reported. Since the attack in February, Icon has been kept at a Co
Kobe Bryant fan in China returns retired NBA star’s high school jersey — after realizing it had been stolen

Kobe Bryant fan in China returns retired NBA star’s high school jersey — after realizing it had been stolen

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FILE: Kobe Bryant (24) of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the Lakers NBA match up with the Toronto Raptors, November 20, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Raptors defeated the Lakers 102-91. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)Kobe Bryant's name is known to basketball fans all over the world. This week, a fan in China helped solve the mystery of the former Los Angeles Laker's missing high school jersey.Last October, Liu Zhe, 28, a diehard Bryant fan in Harbin, China, bought the NBA star's high school jersey, paying the equivalent of $2,000 to an online seller.But then he noticed that the item, hanging alongside his collection of Bryant jerseys, looked similar to the one he knew had been stolen from Lower Merion High School near Philadelphia in...
Utah Jazz fan permanently banned after verbal altercation with Westbrook

Utah Jazz fan permanently banned after verbal altercation with Westbrook

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closeVideoNBA’s Russell Westbrook makes profanity-laced threat to couple during gameThe Utah Jazz fan who had a verbal altercation with Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook has been permanently banned by the Jazz, the NBA team said in a statement Tuesday."The Utah Jazz and Larry H. Miller Group announced today a permanent ban of the fan who engaged in the inappropriate interaction with the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook last night at Vivint Smart Home Arena," the statement said, adding that verbal abuse violated the NBA Code of Conduct.Westbrook responded to the fan and his wife with a profanity-laced threat, but told reporters after the game Monday that the couple's comments were racial.RUSSELL WESTBROOK, PATRICK BEVERLEY REIGNITE RIVALRY ON COURT, D
Saint Mary’s defeats No. 1 Gonzaga 60-47 in major upset, ‘we knew we could beat them’

Saint Mary’s defeats No. 1 Gonzaga 60-47 in major upset, ‘we knew we could beat them’

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St. Mary's celebrates after defeating Gonzaga 60-47 in an NCAA college basketball game for the West Coast Conference men's tournament title. (AP)LAS VEGAS – Saint Mary's heard for weeks about the NCAA Tournament bubble. First four in, first four out, fortunate to be in the discussion to be included in the field of 68.Tired of all the chatter, the Gaels put an emphatic end to it, popping the bubble by taking down a team no one outside their program thought they could beat.Saint Mary's ended the nation's longest winning streak and Gonzaga's six-year reign as West Coast Conference Tournament champions, grinding out a 60-47 victory in the title game on Tuesday night."We were told to pull off a miracle by people who don't know us," said Sa
Odell Beckham Jr. trade reports draw fury, bewilderment, elation on social media

Odell Beckham Jr. trade reports draw fury, bewilderment, elation on social media

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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. gestures prior to the team's NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in East Rutherford, N.J. (Associated Press) The New York Giants reportedly traded star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday night and quickly drew fury on social media.Most of the ire was directed at Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, who now famously told the media in February “We didn’t sign Odell to trade him.”GIANTS DEAL ODELL BECKHAM JR. TO BROWNS IN NFL BLOCKBUSTER, REPORTS SAYFast forward a little more than two months and the Giants will acquire the No. 17 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and safety Jabrill Peppers, according to multiple reports.“I tried to tell u @Giants
Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction reinstated nearly two years after suicide

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction reinstated nearly two years after suicide

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closeVideoInside the trial and final days of Aaron Hernandez'Unnecessary Roughness' book goes inside the trial and final days of Aaron Hernandez; author and Hernandez's defense attorney Jose Baez shares insight on 'The Story.'Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction was reinstated Wednesday by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court -- nearly two years after the ex-NFL star was found dead in his prison cell, sparking a lengthy legal battle as to the official status of his guilt.Hernandez was found guilty in 2015 of the killing of Odin L. Lloyd but, two years later, the former New England Patriots tight end was found hanging from a bedsheet attached to a window in his cell.AARON HERNANDEZ'S ATTORNEY SAYS IN NEW DOCU-SERIES EX-NFL PLAYER'S 'FINAL DAYS...
Jose Canseco’s wife clarifies Alex Rodriguez cheating claim amid engagement to Jennifer Lopez

Jose Canseco’s wife clarifies Alex Rodriguez cheating claim amid engagement to Jennifer Lopez

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closeVideoJose Canseco's ex-wife speaks out about Alex Rodriguez cheating rumorsJose Canseco's ex-wife Jessica is finally speaking out about the rumors her husband made about her having an affair with Alex Rodriguez amid the former MLB star’s engagement to Jennifer Lopez.The ex-wife of former baseball slugger Jose Canseco spoke out on claims -- made by her steroid snitch ex-husband -- that she was having an affair with Alex Rodriguez amid the former New York Yankees star’s engagement to Jennifer Lopez.Jose Canseco on Sunday accused Rodriguez of cheating with his ex-wife, Jessica. Jose and Jessica Canseco were married from 1996 to 1999. He said he was there when Rodriguez called her.JOSE CANSECO ACCUSES ALEX RODRIGUEZ OF CHEATING ON JENNIFER LOPEZ, CHALLENGES HIM TO FIGHTIn a pair
ESPN’s Will Cain likens Antonio Brown to ‘suicide bomber’ for forcing trade to Raiders

ESPN’s Will Cain likens Antonio Brown to ‘suicide bomber’ for forcing trade to Raiders

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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) plays against the Los Angeles Chargers in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)An ESPN analyst is taking heat after he compared a football player to a terrorist.Will Cain, a columnist who discusses politics and sports, made the controversial remark while talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers' trade of star wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders.Cain, who joined Max Kellerman, Stephen A. Smith and Molly Qerim on Monday's "First Take" panel, likened Brown’s decision to force his way out of Pittsburgh to blowing people up.HOW RUMORS OF BIGGER NAME THAN ROBERT KRAFT BEING BUSTED FOR SOLICITATION GOT STARTED“The Steelers were held hos
Tim Tebow reassigned to minor league camp by Mets

Tim Tebow reassigned to minor league camp by Mets

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Tim Tebow bats in the first inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals on March 7. (Associated Press)Tim Tebow has been reassigned to minor league camp by the New York Mets after hitting .267 with one RBI in eight spring training games.The 31-year-old outfielder attended big league camp for the second straight year and is expected to start the season at Triple-A Syracuse. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner went 4 for 15 with no extra-base hits in 18 plate appearances during spring training.TIM TEBOW INVITED TO MAJOR-LEAGUE TRAINING WITH NEW YORK METSTebow batted .273 with six home runs, 14 doubles and 36 RBIs in 84 games for Double-A Binghamton last year.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPNew York also optioned right-handers Paul Sewald...
Golfer Michelle Wie announces engagement to son of NBA legend: ‘My person for life!’

Golfer Michelle Wie announces engagement to son of NBA legend: ‘My person for life!’

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closeVideoGolfer Michelle Wie announces engagement to son of NBA legendGolfer Michelle Wie and boyfriend Jonnie West announced their engagement on Monday. The couple first went public with their relationship in January. In an Instagram post Wie described West as her 'person for life!' West, is the son of NBA All-Star Jerry West who played for the Lakers for 15 years and coached the team as well from 1976-1979.Golfer Michelle Wie announced her engagement to boyfriend Jonnie West on Instagram Monday.“My person for life!!!!!!!!! #WieGoesWest @jonniewest4,” Wie wrote in the post that showed West down on one knee. The post already has more than 59,000 likes.JENNIFER LOPEZ AND ALEX RODRIGUEZ GET ENGAGEDWie posted a second image of her lovingly leaning on West Tuesday afternoon.She wrot
Giants deal Odell Beckham Jr. to Browns in NFL blockbuster, reports say

Giants deal Odell Beckham Jr. to Browns in NFL blockbuster, reports say

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This catch against the Dallas Cowboys in his rookie year established Beckham as one of the best young receivers in football. (2014 Getty Images)The New York Giants have traded star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns, according to multiple reports Tuesday night.The trade, which gives Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield a true deep threat, comes just seven months after the Giants signed Beckham to a five-year, $95 million contract extension with $65 million in guaranteed money -- the richest deal ever for an NFL wide receiver.In exchange for giving up Beckham, the Giants will receive the 17th overall pick in this year's draft, as well as a third-round pick and third-year safety Jabrill Peppers. The trade of Beckham was first reported by NFL.com, while Ne...