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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 file photo, Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) talks with his fiance, Amy Reimann, prior to the Sprint Cup auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. NASCAR television analyst and former driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was taken to a hospital after his plane crashed in east Tennessee. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
August 15, 2019 - 8:40 pm
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were in a plane crash landing Thursday near Bristol Motor Speedway. The 44-year-old television analyst and retired driver was taken to a hospital for evaluation...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones shoots over Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud during a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Connecticut has risen back to the top of the standings behind solid play from Jonquel Jones and Alyssa Thomas. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
July 23, 2019 - 2:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Connecticut Sun has risen back to the top of the WNBA standings behind solid play from Jonquel Jones and Alyssa Thomas. The Sun received major contributions from the reserves, which scored 45 points in a rout of Atlanta on Friday night. "When the starters always get referred to...
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January 29, 2019 - 4:04 pm
Taste of Charlotte 2019 returns June 7th-9th. What better way to spend a 3 day weekend than tasting over 100 samples from area restaurants right here in Charlotte at Taste of Charlotte! Spend the weekend trying a variety of foods and enjoying live entertainment, cooking demos, children's activities...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 1986, file photo, Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner misplays the ball during during Game 6 of the World Series against the New York Mets. Buckner, a star hitter who became known for making one of the most infamous plays in major league history, has died. He was 69. Buckner's family said in a statement that he died Monday, May 27, 2019, after a long battle with dementia. (Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via AP, File)
May 27, 2019 - 7:25 pm
Bill Buckner was an All-Star and batting champion, a gritty gamer who was welcome on any team. A reliable fielder, too. But a little grounder forever changed his legacy. Buckner, who made one of the biggest blunders in baseball history when he let Mookie Wilson's trickler roll through his legs in...
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Martin Truex Jr., left, is congratulated by team owner Joe Gibbs in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 27, 2019 - 12:38 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. gave team owner Joe Gibbs another reason to celebrate at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex overcame an early flat tire after hitting the wall, then broke to the front on a wild final restart and won the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in four seasons Sunday...
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Tony Stewart, right, is congratulated by Jeff Gordon after being named to the NASCAR Hall of Fame class of 2020 during an announcement in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 22, 2019 - 7:29 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart and friends are heading to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside his former car owner Joe Gibbs and teammate Bobby Labonte. Driver Buddy Baker and mechanic Waddell Wilson rounded out the Class of 2020. "It totally...
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Former NFL football player Kellen Winslow Jr., center, stands as the jury enters the courtroom on the first day of his rape trial, Monday May 20, 2019, in Vista, Calif. Winslow's attorneys Brian Watkins, right, and Marc Carlo, left, flank him. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool)
May 20, 2019 - 8:01 pm
VISTA, California (AP) — Kellen Winslow Jr., the son of a pro football star who himself earned over $40 million in an injury plagued NFL career, "took what he wanted," including raping a 54-year-old hitchhiker and a 59-year-old homeless woman, prosecutors said Monday. Meanwhile defense lawyers...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott smiles on the sideline before an NFL football game against the New York Giants, in East Rutherford, N.J. Elliott was handcuffed by police, but not arrested, after a scuffle involving event staff at a Las Vegas music festival. Police Officer Laura Meltzer said Monday, May 20, 2019 that the 23-year-old running back was detained briefly early Saturday during the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, file)
May 20, 2019 - 5:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed by police, but not arrested, after a scuffle involving event staff at a Las Vegas music festival, officials said Monday. The 23-year-old running back was detained briefly about 3 a.m. Saturday near a gate to the overnight Electric...
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FILE - At left, in a May 18, 2012, file photo, Vince McMahon is shown at the Republican state convention in Hartford, Conn. At right, in a Feb. 7, 2019, file photo, XFL Commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck makes comments during a news conference in Arlington, Texas. The XFL has reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports to broadcast its games beginning in 2020. The league also announced Monday, May 6, 2019, that its season will start Feb. 8, the weekend after the NFL season ends with the Super Bowl. This is the second time Vince McMahon has launched a football league. (AP Photo/File)
May 06, 2019 - 11:02 am
The XFL reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports on Monday to broadcast its games beginning in 2020. The league also announced its season will start Feb. 8, the weekend after the NFL season ends with the Super Bowl. This is the second time Vince McMahon has launched a football league...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2006, file photo, NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., right, and his mother Brenda Jackson, front left, arrive for the premiere of the Disney/Pixar animated film "Cars" at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Jackson, a longtime employee at JR Motorsports, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 65. The team announced her death Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
April 22, 2019 - 6:16 pm
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a longtime employee at JR Motorsports alongside her daughter Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 65. The team announced her death Monday. Jackson was the daughter of NASCAR fabricator...
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