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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Sunday, July 5

    July 5 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Sunday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Romo planning fantasy event in L.A. next year Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who said the NFL was acting out of spite when it forced…

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  • NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona

    Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway. The Confederate flag is front and center. ''They'd have to come and get it,'' Rebenstorf said Saturday, pointing out that his American flag purposely flies a few inches higher than the rest.

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  • Reigning midget champion Rico Abreu gets 1st stock car win

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Rico Abreu has earned his first career stock car victory, racing to the win at Columbus Motor Speedway in Ohio.

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  • Austin Dillon wins Xfinity Series race at Daytona

    Austin Dillon once stood in victory lane at Daytona International Speedway celebrating a Dale Earnhardt win with his grandfather and wondering if he would ever make it back to commemorate his own achievement. Dillon proved his grandfather correct Saturday night by winning the Xfinity Series race…

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  • NASCAR meets with driver council for 2nd time about rules

    The newly formed driver council met with NASCAR for a second time Saturday and it may have led to a new rules package for upcoming races at Indianapolis and Michigan. NASCAR has already said it will use a package with less downforce next weekend at Kentucky Speedway, and that same package could be…

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  • Earnhardt to start on pole after rain washes out qualifying

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole for Sunday's race at Daytona International Speedway because his crew chief correctly predicted the weather. Greg Ives instructed Earnhardt to go flat-out at the start of Friday's first practice session because the rules state the field will be set by practice…

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  • NASCAR driver Kyle Busch wants grass removed from tracks

    Kyle Busch has become the unwitting poster boy for NASCAR safety improvements. The Joe Gibbs Racing star said Saturday he would like to see tracks remove grass from areas adjacent to racing surfaces. ''I think that we all need to just take a step and really pour every effort into everywhere…

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  • NBC returns to NASCAR coverage with Sunday race at Daytona

    For 29 years, the summer race at Daytona International Speedway was a part of the nation's birthday. Now it has been moved once more, to Sunday night, to accommodate the return of NASCAR to NBC. Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Sports Group, said the change was simply about audience.

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  • Late TV broadcaster Byrnes honored with Squier-Hall Award

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Late television broadcaster Steve Byrnes has won the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR media excellence.

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  • Friday's Sports In Brief

    DeAndre Jordan has chosen the Mavericks over the Los Angeles Clippers in what turned into a tense boom-or-bust wait for Dallas in pursuit of the free-agent center. This is the biggest free-agent pickup in Mark Cuban's 15 years as Dallas owner, after three straight summers of losing out on the big…

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  • NASCAR distances itself from Donald Trump after remarks

    NASCAR is the latest corporation to distance itself from Donald Trump. On the same day one of its top sponsors called on NASCAR to take a stance against Trump, the motorsports series said it will not hold its season-ending awards ceremony at the Trump National Doral Miami. ''We looked at…

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  • Daytona adds soft walls, more asphalt after Busch's crash

    NASCAR's most famous race track is seemingly safer and possibly more politically correct as the series returned to its birthplace Friday. Daytona International Speedway, in the final push of a $400 million renovation, has come close to covering the speedway in energy-absorbing SAFER barriers as…

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  • Kyle Busch involved in multi-car crash in Daytona return

    Kyle Busch was involved in a multi-car crash at Daytona International Speedway, where he returned Friday for the first time since he was injured at the track in February. Busch, who broke his right leg and left foot in a crash a day before the season-opening Daytona 500, spun nine minutes into the…

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  • Golfer Watson to paint over Confederate flag on 'Dukes of Hazzard' car

    (Reuters) - Golfer Bubba Watson says he will paint a U.S. flag over the contentious Confederate battle banner on his "General Lee" Dodge Charger from the hit 1980s TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard". Watson, a two-time Masters champion who is ranked third in the world, made the announcement on…

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2:10 PM EST on Friday, July 3

    July 3 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2:10 PM ET on Friday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - SOCCER Women's World Cup (to July 5) Japan and rival US set for title clash VANCOUVER - We look ahead to Sunday's Women's World Cup between defending champions…

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  • NASCAR cools on Confederate flag, but fans still fly it

    By Barbara Liston DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - NASCAR wants to limit the Confederate battle flag's presence at its tracks after the murder of nine black worshippers in South Carolina, but getting U.S. motor racing fans to comply may prove difficult. On the eve of a big holiday race weekend in…

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Thursday, July 2

    July 2 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Thursday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - TENNIS Wimbledon (to July 12) Federer, Murray power through, Kvitova in action LONDON - No. 2 seed Roger Federer rolls over big-serving American Sam Querrey, while…

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  • NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag

    NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago. The statement was signed by International Speedway Corp. and Speedway Motorsports Inc. - which…

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  • Chevrolet becomes 3rd major sponsor of Daytona Rising

    Chevrolet is the latest sponsor of Daytona International Speedway's redevelopment project. The American automaker announced a multi-year deal Wednesday to become one of five major sponsors of Daytona Rising, the $400 million facelift taking place at NASCAR's most famous track. Chevrolet will have…

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