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  • Matt Tifft out indefinitely after discovery of brain tumor

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 5 hrs ago

     

    Matt Tifft, who has made starts in the Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series, is sidelined indefinitely after doctors discovered a brain tumor.

    Joe Gibbs Racing, where the 20-year-old is a development driver, said the “low-grade glioma”  was found while Tifft was undergoing treatment for a back injury. The JGR release said the tumor was slow-growing and Tifft will undergo surgery. He is expected to return to the driver’s seat when he’s done with rehabilitation and cleared by doctors to race again.

    A disc issue meant Tifft was forced to sit out the Xfinity Series race at Iowa on June 19, won by Sam Hornish Jr, who was driving the No. 18 car that Tifft was scheduled to drive.

    According to the American Brain Tumor Association, a glioma is a term “used to describe any tumor that arises from the supportive (“gluey”) tissue of the brain. This tissue, called “glia,” helps to keep the neurons in place and functioning well.”

    JGR said David Ragan will take Tifft’s place in the No. 18 car at Daytona on Friday night.

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  • Report: Colorado and Colorado State eyeing home-and-home series

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 10 hrs ago

    The rivalry series between Colorado and Colorado State could resume in seven years.

    The two schools are reportedly planning to play each other in 2023 and 2024. According to the Coloradoan,nothing is official yet, but athletic directors from the two schools have been meeting to get the rivalry rekindled after what would be a two-year hiatus.

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    "It seems natural for us to do it. I love the idea that we're going to bring it back to campus. ... I've been here 15 months now and I'm so proud of this campus and this community; I want to show it off. I want people throughout this state to understand what Colorado State means and what this community of Fort Collins is."

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    Colorado leads the rivalry series 63-22-2.

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  • Practice speeds no longer used for qualifying if qualifying washed out

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 11 hrs ago

    NASCAR announced Tuesday that practice speeds will no longer be used to set the starting lineup for a Sprint Cup Series race if qualifying is rained out.

    Instead, owner points will be used to set the field, meaning it's a boost to teams at the top of the standings. If qualifying was rained out and first practice was held (and NASCAR deeemed every team got an opportunity to practice), the speeds from the first practice were used to set the field.

    The sanctioning body also announced a change in the Chase that will help Ryan Blaney and the Wood Brothers' No. 21 car if Blaney makes the Chase. The Wood Brothers are one of the few teams in the sport without a charter and are classified as an "open" team. If an open team makes the Chase, NASCAR said Tuesday that it will be guaranteed a berth for all 10 Chase races and not be forced to qualify via speed.

    Blaney is currently 17th in the points standings. Assuming Tony Stewart gets into the top 30, Blaney is currently the second driver on the outside of the Chase behind Kasey Kahne. Counting Stewart in the top 30, Jamie McMurray is the last driver in the Chase. he's 13 points ahead of Kahne and 16 ahead of Blaney.

  • Buffalo reveals new uniforms for 2016 (Photos)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 12 hrs ago

    Hey, Buffalo has new uniforms for 2016.

    .@UBfootball got a peek at their new look last night ... now it's your turn! #BeCounted #UBhornsUP pic.twitter.com/2rsr4djCCx

    The team teased the unveil with a video posted Monday of the team getting a first look at the uniforms.

    .@UBFootball got their first peek at their new look for 2016 #BeCounted #UBhornsUP pic.twitter.com/majC4md3uC

    "Anytime you get new uniforms, it's exciting to see the players' reaction," Buffalo coach Lance Leipold said in a statement. "Having Buffalo on the front of our jerseys is important to us and it will be exciting for our fans as we head into the season. We're excited to get this thing started."

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  • Power Rankings: Figuring out where to slot Tony Stewart

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 13 hrs ago

    1. Kurt Busch (LW: 1): The Kurt Busch top-10 train is still on the tracks. Busch got his 14th top-10 finish in the first 16 races by finishing 10th. He qualified fourth, though quickly fell towards the back of the top 10 once the race got going. Busch said his struggles were because of a lack of rear grip; something that's imperative at Sonoma.

    2. Joey Logano (LW: 4): We don't blame you if you looked up at the end of Sunday's race and went "Wait, Joey Logano was third?" His drive to the front was overshadowed by the battle between Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart. Logano now has top-seven finishes in his last five road course races. And he's the defending champion at Watkins Glen, the only other road course race on the schedule.

    3. Kevin Harvick (LW: 3): Much like his teammate Busch, Harvick not-so-stunningly got a top 10 on Sunday. But Harvick didn't start near the front. After starting mid-pack, Harvick had to finish sixth with a combination of pit strategy and passing a bunch of cars.

    Likely recogonizing that, Hamllin went aggressively into the corner. But he drove in too aggressively and missed the corner altogether, opening the door for Stewart.

  • Ex-Oklahoma CB arrested on embezzlement complaints

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 14 hrs ago

    Former Oklahoma cornerback Michael Thompson, a police officer with the Tulsa Police Department, was arrested after he allegedly sold two police guns to a pawn shop.

    Thompson is facing two complaints of embezzlement and two counts of false ownership declaration, according to the Tulsa World. From the World:

    Thompson is accused of pawning a Glock .40-caliber pistol and a Remington shotgun at EZ Pawn, 2198 S. Sheridan Road, according to his arrest and booking report. The report alleges that he pawned the shotgun on Oct. 19, 2015, and the pistol on March 23.

    Each gun was valued at $340, the report states. Both guns were issued to Thompson.

    Thompson was a starter on Oklahoma's national title-winning team in 2000. Oklahoma beat Florida State to win the BCS title 13-2 in the Orange Bowl. Thompson had one interception for three yards during the 2000 season.

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  • Gallagher issues statement apologizing for fight with Townley

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

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    Spencer Gallagher has publicly apologized for his role in a fight with John Wes Townley during Saturday night's Truck Series race.

    Townley and Gallagher fought after the two collided for the second time in the race. Townley was unhappy with Gallagher and went after him. Gallagher, as to be expected, defended himself, though he got DDT'd in the process.

    Here's what Gallagher's statement says:

    I would like to take time to address my actions at Gateway Motorsports Park this past weekend. First, I would like to apologize to John Wes Townley. Additionally, to his team and fans, I am sorry. The incident earlier in the race was not intentional and certainly was not meant to cause bigger problems later in the event.

    His owner is his father Maury Gallagher, the CEO of Allegiant Airlines, the company that sponsors Gallagher's truck. Coincidentally, Townley also drives for his father and his father's company, Zaxby's, sponsors his truck.

    NASCAR will very likely penalize both drivers later this week for fighting. Tony Stewart said after he won Sunday that Townley was one of his new heroes after what he did Saturday night.

  • Former Baylor signee Kam Martin says he's heading to Auburn

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Kam Martin has already figured out where he'll play college football.

    The former Baylor signee announced on Twitter that he was heading to Auburn to play for the Tigers.

    I'm officially an Auburn Tiger .... 🐯 pic.twitter.com/HDprKEIrF8

    Martin, a four-star running back, was one of five Baylor players granted a release by the university in the wake of the scandal that's plagued the school. The school announced it had released the players June 23.

    “It’s just family at Auburn, and that’s the main thing for me,” Martin told AuburnSports.com about his commitment. “I’m looking for someone to treat me like family.”

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    Martin visited Auburn Friday and Saturday. He was deciding between the Tigers and TCU and visted TCU on Sunday.

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  • Tony Stewart is back, even if it's for just a summer day in Sonoma

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

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    This is the Tony Stewart fans have been waiting for over the past three years. The Tony Stewart that says what's on his mind, has a swagger and, oh, drives like hell backing up his words and attitude.

    Not much has gone right for Stewart over the past three years. He entered Sunday's race at 84 races since his last win. That's a long timeframe for anyone. It's even longer when you've suffered abroken leg, a broken vertebra and been involved in an accident and subsequent legal investigation that you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy.

    [Related: Tony Stewart wins at Sonoma]

    He could have been a lot rougher with it, he could have knocked me off the track, he could have spun me, whatever, and won the race."

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  • Quick takeaways from Sonoma: A final lap to remember

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

    Throughout 2016 we may have way too many quick thoughts for our post-race posts. So consider our Takeaways feature to be the home of our random and sometimes intelligent musings. Sometimes the post may have a theme. Sometimes it may just be a mess of unrelated thoughts. Make sure you tweet us your thoughts after the race or email your post-race rants via the link in the signature line below

    • NASCAR's year of great finishes had another added to the ledger on Sunday as Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin traded contact twice in the final half lap on Sunday at Sonoma.

    Hamlin first got into Stewart in turn 7 and Stewart paid Hamlin back in turn 11. Hamlin said he was mirror-driving Stewart and went high into the corner. His car appeared to shake under braking, but Hamlin said he didn't wheel hop it.

    [Related: Tony Stewart wins at Sonoma]

    Oh poop. Amen. pic.twitter.com/CChS9sbU7T

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