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Target ending NASCAR sponsorship of Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing

Published: July 29, 2017

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Target’s longtime sponsorship of Chip Ganassi Racing will dissolve at the end of the current NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season, the company announced Friday. CGR has had one of its Cup Series teams backed full time by Target since 2002, and the decision leaves Kyle Larson without a primary sponsor for 2018


Dale Earnhardt Jr. calls transition from car to NBC booth "adrenaline rush"

Published: July 26, 2017

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. is quitting his day job as a racin’ man to be a talking head from NBC . In reality, it’s the sum of all parts.


Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. find romance strong, racing rocky

Published: May 10, 2017

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is flourishing. Danica Patrick is floundering


Neymar delivers Brazil into Olympic semis

Published: August 13, 2016

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Soccer-McClaren still unhappy with Coloccini decision

Published: October 30, 2015

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Newcastle United will have their captain and centre back Fabricio Coloccini available at home to Stoke City on Saturday after successfully appealing against his sending off last weekend, but manager Steve McClaren is still not happy. McClaren’s side had been on top against their great local rivals Sunderland until Coloccini was sent off for conceding a penalty from which the home team took the lead, going on to win 3-0 against United’s 10 men


Soccer-Pardew tells Palace not to underestimate Rooney

Published: October 30, 2015

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Crystal Palace will be paying special attention to England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney in Saturday’s meeting at Selhurst Park, manager Alan Pardew said on Friday. Rooney has scored only two league goals all season but Pardew believes that may be down to the service he is getting. Rooney has proved many times, particularly when he gets criticism, that he can deliver.


Soccer-Southampton’s Koeman relishing new Premier League derby

Published: October 30, 2015

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Southampton’s traditional rivals in English football have been Portsmouth but the south coast is relishing the Premier League’s newest local derby as the Saints prepare to take on Bournemouth on Sunday. Portsmouth’s descent to the fourth tier amid serious financial problems has coincided with Bournemouth’s equally swift rise to reach the Premier League for the first time in their history. “There’s not a lot of history between both clubs, but I hope they will stay in the Premier League so that we will get a few years in a row to play against each other,” Southampton’s manager Ronald Koeman told the club’s website (www.saintsfc.co.uk).


Blatter casts further doubt on integrity of World Cup votes

Published: October 30, 2015

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Sepp Blatter has cast further doubt on the integrity of World Cup votes, blaming Michel Platini for backing out of a secret FIFA pact to award the 2022 tournament to the United States and suggesting Qatar benefited from collusion. Blatter’s comments in an interview with the Financial Times come almost a year after a FIFA ethics investigation exonerated 2018 host Russia and 2022 winner Qatar of corruption in winning the contentious dual votes in 2010


Mourinho says referee was ‘weak’ after Champs League draw

Published: October 21, 2015

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Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has described a Champions League referee as ”weak and naive,” and compared him to beleaguered rugby official Craig Joubert. Mourinho made his comments to British television channel BT Sport on Tuesday night after Slovenian referee Damir Skomina failed to award a penalty to his team during Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Dynamo Kiev. The Portuguese coach was last week fined 50,000 pounds ($77,400) and handed a suspended one-match stadium ban by the English Football Association for criticizing a Premier League referee for not awarding a penalty during Chelsea’s 3-1 loss to Southampton earlier this month.


Soccer-Van Persie’s headers bookend dramatic Dutch rise and fall

Published: October 14, 2015

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By Mark Gleeson Oct 14 (Reuters) – When Netherlands striker Robin van Persie put away a spectacular diving header against world champions Spain on a balmy afternoon at last year’s World Cup it set them on the way to a 5-1 win and the promise of glory.


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