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!LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 08: (L-R) Musicians C.C. DeVille, Bret Michaels and Bobby Dall of Poison perform at the after party for the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Rock Of Ages" at Hollywood and Highland on June 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The last practice session before the Indy 500 is known as Carburetion Day since it is the day that teams usually tune their carburetors. The name has been shortened to "Carb Day" and features a concert and other festivities. This year Poison will headline "Carb Day".
  • Here's why Rams are so stubborn about keeping No. 1 pick Jared Goff on bench

    Jeff Fisher knew the question before he stepped to the podium on Sunday. Just as he knew it last week, last month – and every last second since the Los Angeles Rams selected Jared Goff No. 1 overall in the NFL draft. For months Fisher has endured it, like a parent tolerating a child in the backseat of the car.

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  • Gilbert Arenas -- Here's My $111 Million NBA Contract ... Take a Look! (DOCUMENT)

    1 10/25/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF Ever wonder what an $111 million NBA contract looks like? Well, here you go ... courtesy of Gilbert Arenas. The ex-NBA star filed the complete 2008 contract he signed with the Washington Wizards in his family law case ... a contract which was supposed to pay $111 mil over 6 years. As Arenas put it, "Amnesty kicked in" -- and the payouts were stretched over 8 years instead. His final installment will hit his bank account on Oct. 31st. Of course, Arenas -- who made more than $160 MIL during his career -- now says with no more NBA money coming in, he can't afford to keep his kids in private school. The contract spells out exactly how much Gilbert got paid every

  • What Sprint Cup drivers said after the Chase race at Talladega

    Joey Logano won the Hellmann’s 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, advancing to the Round of 8 in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Here’s what the field of drivers had to say about their results at Talladega: JOEY LOGANO – Winner:  “It’s never a layup here at Talladega. It’s always close. You never get a big lead … (Crew chief) Todd (Gordon) made some good adjustments during the race and found some speed in the car, so that was pretty neat to see some of that. We got that track position and just hung onto it. I was able to stay on the bottom and try to run the bottom and keep everyone in line, and that worked out really well. Kevin (Harvick) did a good job with that, which ultimately got us all a great

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  • Man that fell from stairwell railing at Broncos stadium passes away

    A man that fell from a stairwell railing at Sports Authority Field at Mile High after the Denver Broncos defeated the Houston Texans 27-9 on Monday Night Football has died, according to Denver’s Medical Examiner’s office. On Tuesday morning, the management company that operates the stadium released a statement that a man fell from a stairwell railing. He was taken to a hospital on Monday evening and passed away Tuesday. It is unknown how far the fan fell. Before the man’s death was confirmed, the Stadium Management Company said in a statement, “Our thoughts are with the injured fan, and we are in the process of learning more about this incident from the Denver Police Department’s investigation.”

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  • NFL FANTASY - No Vincent Jackson, no problem in Tampa

    Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football expert Liz Loza tells fantasy owners how to capitalize off the Tampa Bay offense despite the loss of Vincent Jackson to IR.

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  • Lexi Thompson teams with Bryson DeChambeau in men's PGA Tour event

    It's been a rare thing in Bryson DeChambeau's recent golf history that he has not been the biggest draw in his own group. It looks like that will be the case, however, at the Franklin Templeton Shootout in December when he is joined in the team event by Lexi Thompson. The 21-year-old Thompson is the first female to play in the unofficial PGA Tour event since Annika Sorenstam in 2006. She's the first to play in any type of PGA Tour event since Michelle Wie in 2008. The format for the Franklin Templeton Shootout is a three-round combination of alternate shot, scramble and best ball. It consists of 12 two-golfer teams and will include Justin Thomas, Smylie Kaufman, Kevin Chappell and Luke Donald.

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  • Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool title talk: “I don’t care”

    Jurgen Klopp isn’t having any of your title talk. After Liverpool beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 on Saturday at Anfield and Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United all dropped points this weekend, plenty of people are talking up Liverpool’s chances of winning the Premier League title this season. With nine games of the season gone, Liverpool sit joint-top with Arsenal and Man City on 20 points with Chelsea and Tottenham just behind them on 19 points. It is tight at the top but whatever people are saying, Klop isn’t bothered. “I don’t care. It is normal in football that when you are in a good position people start talking a little more positive. I don’t recognize so much what

  • Cubs Fan Hillary Clinton Railed in Hostile Ads During NLCS Game

    Hillary Clinton was among ecstatic fans celebrating Saturday night when the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to advance to the World Series for the first time since 1945, breaking a decades-long curse. However, the appreciation between Clinton

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  • Golden girl Tina Maze quits skiing

    2-time Olympic champion Tina Maze is hanging up her race boots at 33 years of age. Christina Macfarlane meets the Slovenian star in Sölden, Austria.

  • Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says replay decision was the ‘worst call he’s ever seen’

    Jim Harbaugh has been known for using a bit of hyperbole from time to time but it sounds as though he was really, really, really upset at a call in the final few minutes of No. 2 Michigan’s 41-8 win over Illinois on Saturday. Wolverines quarterback John O’Korn had completed a third-and-nine pass to Drake Harris that officials had marked short of the first down by nearly two yards. Harbaugh quickly challenged the spot but Big Ten replay officials upheld the call to force a fourth down decision that was a little longer than it should have been according to the coach. “I’ve never seen a worse call in the game of football,” Harbaugh said at his Monday press conference. “My understanding of the rules

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  • Look Out LeBron And Steph, Here Come The NBA's Next 5 Stars

    When the NBA season opens tonight, all eyes will be on the Golden State Warriors’ new super-team and LeBron James’ defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, as James sets out to get to his seventh straight Finals and win his fourth NBA title. If there’s not a third-straight Finals showdown between these two franchises, then it’s going to rank as a monumental upset. Those are the headliners, but don’t overlook five budding stars/superstars: Minnesota center Karl-Anthony Towns; Philadelphia center Joel Embiid, Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell; Phoenix shooting guard Devin Booker and New Orleans rookie shooting guard Buddy Hield. Here’s why many NBA GMs and coaches think this is going to be a special

  • JGR juggernaut’s toughest challenges could come from within

    TALLADEGA, Ala. — Car owner Joe Gibbs says it gets easier for his team now. Really. All four Joe Gibbs Racing cars advanced to the Round of 8 Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. Never has an organization held half the remaining eight spots in the Chase since the elimination-style format debuted in 2014. “I think from here on out, it’s pretty easy,’’ Gibbs said of managing four teams as they race for a title. “Everybody is geared up and is going for a win. That’s the game plan.’’ In others words, it should be just like what it has been all season. “We compete hard,’’ Edwards said of racing teammates in the upcoming round. “We work hard beforehand to help each other prepare. We battle hard on the

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  • Wikipedia had to lock Trent Baalke's page because 49ers fans won't stop vandalizing it

    Hopefully Trent Baalke doesn't google himself. The general manager of the 49ers — and target of much fan vitriol after the team's 1-6 start — has had his Wikipedia page vandalized so many times over the past two days that Wikipedia put a temporary ban on edits.  The Mercury News noticed on Monday that someone had altered Baalke's page to read: "Despite the incredibly awful job he has done, and continued success in embarrassing and destroying this organization, gutless Jed York refuses to fire Baalke. An 11 year old can see that Baalke is running this team into the ground, but York doesn't care as long as he continues to make a profit." But that was hardly the first or the last edit. The page's

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  • NHL leader in ice time? Dustin Byfuglien, of course

    To that end: After five games, Dustin Byfuglien of the Winnipeg Jets is leading the NHL in average ice time at 29:20 over 149 shifts. Keep in mind the Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs games were actually overtime affairs.

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  • Wait, what? Letestu’s short-handed goal opens the scoring in Heritage Classic

    With a power play in the second period, the Winnipeg Jets had a good opportunity to take the lead on home ice in the Heritage Classic. But instead, it was the Edmonton Oilers cashing in. Mark Letestu opened the scoring with a short-handed goal, beating Connor Hellebuyck on the glove side on a breakaway after Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien whiffed on the puck at the blue line. Letestu took advntage. That’s his second goal of the season, both coming on the penalty kill. The Oilers were able to further silence the crowd in Winnipeg, as Darnell Nurse, right out of the penalty box, buried a Connor McDavid pass just 1:46 after Letestu’s goal.

  • Mets plan to slow-play market for Yoenis Cespedes

    The Mets want to bring back Yoenis Cespedes, "but they probably wouldn't chase him if he got an enormous long-term deal elsewhere," given his age and the streaky nature of his production, according to weekend report from ESPN.com's Buster Olney. According to multiple reports, Cespedes is expected to opt out of his three-year contract and become a free agent. There is mutual interest in having him return to the Mets. However, "There is no urgency," a source told Olney, who says the Mets are open to effectively updating his current deal with another opt-out clause. Cespedes has until three days after the end of the World Series to decide whether to opt out of his current contract with the Mets, ESPN.com's

  • Cubs loving Jonathan Toews outed as White Sox fan by Kris Versteeg

    The Chicago Cubs are seeking their first World Series championship in 108 years. “Cleveland Indians fans”) is pretty much pulling for the Cubs to break several curses to Fly The ‘W’ for the title. According to Kris Versteeg, former Chicago Blackhawks winger and current Calgary Flames player, Toews is a sock in Cubs’ clothing.

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  • United States GP Paddock Notebook – Sunday

    A near perfect weekend from Circuit of The Americas featured not the most scintillating United States Grand Prix, but still packed enough moments from the race and the last few days to make it memorable. A year after hailing his 2015 win in Austin “the best day of his life” and securing this third FIA Formula 1 World Championship, Lewis Hamilton was more relieved to have a clean, trouble-free race en route to his first race victory since July in Germany on Sunday. Meanwhile, Nico Rosberg performed a decent bit of damage limitation to come second after a tougher weekend. Daniel Ricciardo matched his car number in a perhaps unlucky third, but still created a lot of smiles with his Aussie-Texan hybrid accent in various interviews throughout the weekend, and his getting Gerard Butler to do a “Red Bull Shoey” on the podium.

  • Bob Stoops defends brother Mike following Oklahoma defense’s performance at Texas Tech

    Oklahoma’s defense has not had the best of weeks. The Sooners gave up 59 points on Saturday to Texas Tech and allowed quarterback Patrick Mahomes to set an FBS record for total offense as he did just about whatever he wanted in the passing game. While the team ultimately won the game, giving up that many points and yards has naturally led to some questions about Oklahoma’s defensive coordinator. Head coach Bob Stoops isn’t having any of that however, and it’s not just because the coordinator in question is his brother Mike Stoops. “It’s all of us, too. It isn’t just my brother and I. It’s also coach [Kerry] Cooks, coach [Calvin] Thibodeaux, coach [Tim] Kish, everybody in there,” Stoops said Monday,

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  • Building a two-headed monster for the Red Sox bullpen

    Every year in the postseason, there is some overarching theme that encapsulates the teams that succeed and are applied to every other team in the league. “How can Team X copy this very good team?” is basically the concept. The reality is usually much simpler: Get good baseball players. Still, it’s a fun idea and we usually can’t help ourselves. I am no exception. This year’s theme seems to clearly be strong bullpens, as relievers and the way they’re used have been a constant talking point since day one of the postseason when Zach Britton sat in the bullpen all night. The usage is an interesting discussion, though employing the ideal strategy in the regular season is likely easier said than done.

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  • NASCAR says Gibbs’ sandbagging strategy was legal at Talladega; didn’t violate 100 percent rule

    A NASCAR official affirmed Monday morning that Joe Gibbs Racing didn’t violate the “100 percent rule” by electing to run at the back of the pack Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. Because they didn’t need strong finishes to advance to the Round of 8, the Toyotas of Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth dropped to the rear at the start of the Hellmann’s 500 and remained there for most of 500 miles. Kenseth finished 28th, Edwards 29th, Busch 30th. The NASCAR rulebook requires drivers “to race at 100 percent of their ability,” but NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer Steve O’Donnell said the JGR cars didn’t run afoul of the law because they pursued a strategy.

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  • NFL morning after: The decline of Colin Kaepernick

    Colin Kaepernick is the NFL’s most significant player off the field, a player whose simple act of declining to stand during the national anthem has led to wide-ranging discussions across America about race, police brutality, free speech and the role of sport in society. That has been the subject of thousands of commentaries. But it’s not the subject of this commentary. Instead, I want to talk about why I also consider Kaepernick the most fascinating NFL player off the field. And the reason for that is simple: He has rapidly declined from a very good quarterback to a terrible quarterback, at an age when most quarterbacks are still getting better. It was less than four years ago that Kaepernick

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  • Chris Paul hopes Clippers develop real home court advantage this year

    At Clippers home games, you generally wouldn’t use the word “rockin'” to describe the atmosphere. With that, the Los Angeles Clippers are a good team at home, but not a whole lot better than they are on the road. Last season the Clippers won 29 games at Staples Center, 24 away from home. The season before they won 30 at home. The Clippers don’t defend their home court like other elite teams: The past two seasons combined the Clippers have won 19 fewer home games than the Warriors, 15 fewer than the Spurs, five less than the Cavaliers. Chris Paul wants that to change. Staples Center can get loud — it has for Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. Chris Paul isn’t laying the blame on the building or Clippers

  • Report: Ducks put Despres on long-term injured reserve

    Simon Despres has played only once this season, back on Oct. 13, due to injury. It now appears the Anaheim Ducks don’t see the 25-year-old defenseman returning to their lineup any time soon. On Sunday, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported on Twitter that the Ducks placed Despres, who carries an average annual value of $3.7 million, on long-term injured reserve, providing Anaheim with some flexibility in the salary cap situation. By placing Despres on LTIR, it’s been suggested this could possibly allow the Ducks to sign restricted free agent defenseman Hampus Lindholm. Lindholm, 22, missed training camp, instead deciding to stay in Sweden while he awaits a deal with the Ducks. Six games into Anaheim’s

  • Stam had an impact in England - Wenger

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he is not surprised by Jaap Stam's decision to go into management.

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