• A lasting legacy: Medlen's death spurred NHRA safety gains
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    A lasting legacy: Medlen's death spurred NHRA safety gains

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — John Medlen remembers his son's final seconds like they were his first steps. Eric Medlen inched his dragster to the starting line and waited for the signal. John, also his son's crew chief, made a couple of routine checks, looked in Eric's eyes, gave him a thumbs-up and pounded on the hood twice. "Neither one of us realized he had a little less than three seconds to live," John said. Ten years after Eric's fatal practice run at Gainesville Raceway, home to one of professional drag racing's premier events, John is still dealing with the demons that come from burying a child. Eric's death became a defining moment for NHRA, mostly because of the way John reacted to it and

  • What's being said, written and tweeted about Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith
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    What's being said, written and tweeted about Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith

    If a report by CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd is correct, Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith, a second-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft, has a nice payday ($700,000) coming his way because of a payout from his loss-of-draft-value insurance policy. Smith had surgery early last year to reconstruct his left anterior cruciate ligament after injuring his knee in Notre Dame's bowl game in the 2015 season. The injury was enough for Smith to fall to the Cowboys in the second round of last year's NFL draft (34th overall pick). Though he's not fully recovered, Smith says the nerves are beginning to fire in his knee and that he's 'gonna ball this year.' The Cowboys are counting on him to be a contributor in 2017. 

  • Asdrubal Cabrera gets ejected while running to first base
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    Asdrubal Cabrera gets ejected while running to first base

    If you need evidence of that, look no further than New York Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera. The frustrations of spring seemed to get the best of Cabrera on Thursday, as he was pretty much ejected from a game while running down to first base. Asdrubal Cabrera had some words with Angel Hernandez on Thursday.