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  • Tony Stewart to make race return Sunday at Atlanta

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    After missing the last three NASCAR Sprint Cup races following the tragic accident that claimed the life of 20-year-old sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. at an upstate New York dirt track, NASCAR star Tony Stewart will return to NASCAR Sprint Cup racing this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

    Stewart-Haas Racing officials announced that development at 4:30 pm ET in a distributed media release. There were no comments from Stewart in the media release.

    NASCAR officials subsequently confirmed the news.

    “Tony Stewart has received all necessary clearances required to return to all racing activities, and therefore is eligible to compete this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. “NASCAR has remained in constant contact with his race team, and we will stay very close to this situation as Stewart returns to competition.”

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  • Is Jordy Nelson a bit overrated in fantasy football?

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    Fantasy Football Live: Brad Evans believes Packers' WR Jordy Nelson is being ranked a little too high across the board. Evans thinks the Packers are going to spread the ball around quite a bit.

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    Thu, Aug 28
    Kansas City14 - 34Green Bay
    Game Recap
  • Brian Westbrook makes a bold fantasy projection for Jeremy Maclin

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    Fantasy Football Live: Brian Westbrook and Takeo Spikes make bold fantasy predictions for the upcoming season. Westbrook believes Eagles' WR Jeremy Maclin will lead the division in receiving yards.

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  • Injuries helping Michael Sam's case to make Rams

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    Rams' announcer Steve Savard joins ProFootballTalk to discuss the likelihood of Michael Sam making the St. Louis roster. Savard notes that there are some injuries to the Rams' defensive line, which could help Sam make the team.

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  • Manchester United might have wasted $99 million on Angel Di Maria

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    Mike Prindiville and Joe Prince-Wright join Jenna Corrado to discuss the $99 million transfer of Angel Di Maria to Manchester United. JPW isn't so sure this is a smart move for United as he believes they should have used the money on defense.

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  • Who will hoist MLB's Rookie of the Year hardware in November?

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    While the contenders for National League Rookie of the Year are anything but flashy, the American League boasts a compelling race and HardBallTalk’s Craig Calcaterra gives his picks for the award.

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  • Phillies president taking medical leave of absence

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    Phillies general partner and president, David Montgomery, will take a medical leave of absence and step down from his duties with the team effective immediately, the team announced Thursday.

    Montgomery, who has worked for the team since 1971 and took over as president in 1997, will be replaced on an interim basis by senior advisor and former general manager, Pat Gillick.

    Montgomery, 68, underwent cancer surgery earlier this year.

    -- Jim Salisbury, CSNPhilly.com

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    Sat, Aug 30
    4:10 PM PDT
    Philadelphia at NY Mets
    Preview Game
  • Daniel Snyder 'in the process' of planning new Redskins stadium

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    The Washington Redskins organization has “started the process” of designing a new stadium to serve as the team’s home, owner Dan Snyder told Comcast SportsNet in an exclusive interview Wednesday.

    “Whether it's Washington, D.C., whether it's another stadium in Maryland, whether it's a stadium in Virginia, we've started the process,” Snyder said.

    “We are going to push forward. We've started meeting with architectural firms. We are in the process of developing because it is a long term that you do it.”

    The current home of the Redskins, FedEx Field, opened in 1997. Prior to the opening of FedEx, the Redskins played at RFK Stadium, which opened in 1961.

    According to Snyder, plans for a new stadium have RFK in mind.

    “We've already seen some preliminary drawings and I'm going to be very retro with it,” he told CSN. “It's gonna feel like RFK. It's gonna move like RFK. I love that, I actually asked architectural firms to do it and they said that they can do it. I said that I think the lower bowl sections are going to want to rock the stadium like the old days.”

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    Thu, Aug 28
    Washington24 - 10Tampa Bay
    Game Recap
  • Last-place Cubs might be closer to contending than you'd think

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    Jenna Corrado and HardballTalk's Craig Calcaterra discuss the future of the Chicago Cubs, who are in last place in the NL Central but boast three of the top ten prospects in baseball according to MLB.com. Just Wednesday night, outfielder Jorge Soler homered in his major-league debut, while fellow blue-chip rookie Javier Baez doubled and drove in a pair of runs. With Starlin Castro still just 24 years of age and all-world third baseman Kris Bryant flying through Chicago's minor-league system, general manager Theo Epstein and the Cubs may not be too far away from becoming legitimate contenders.

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    Sat, Aug 30
    11:15 AM PDT
    Chi Cubs at St. Louis
    Preview Game
  • Josh Gordon is exploring possibility of playing in CFL

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    Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer joins Mike Florio to discuss the fallout of Josh Gordon's suspension. Gordon, whose yearlong suspension was recently upheld by the NFL despite his appeal, wants to play in the Canadian Football League this season, but Cabot says the Browns will not give him permission.

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