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Roger Penske supports NASCAR’s bid to buy into ISM Raceway’s owner

Motorsports’ most successful team owner and entrepreneur supports NASCAR’s proposal to buy International Speedway Corp., the parent company of ISM Raceway, site of Sunday’s Can-Am 500. “I think it’s a very smart move by the France family (NASCAR and ISC founders and majority owners),”

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Frustrated Jimmy Butler sounds off on Minnesota Timberwolves’ poor start

LOS ANGELES – Jimmy Butler’s frustration surfaced again as he gave a frank assessment of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ growing problems after the team fell to 4-8 with defeat at the Los Angeles Lakers. Butler, who tried to accelerate a move away from the team ahead of the season and may still have

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With matchup vs. Saints looming, Cowboys react to Dez Bryant signing with New Orleans

FRISCO, Texas — The New Orleans Saints added a new weapon to their offense on Wednesday and Dallas Cowboys players noticed. The Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins stand between the Cowboys and a matchup with ex-teammate Dez Br…

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Freedom of movement a big factor in NBA scoring spike

Steph Curry, Josh Jackson, Patty Mills and Igor Kokoskov talk about why scoring is up this season as it relates to the NBA’s new freedom of movement rules. Stephen Curry digs it. “I really don’t exactly what the cause is, but it’s great for the offensive-minded guys.” Patty Mills is amazed

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Arizona Coyotes aim for fifth win in a row against visiting Carolina Hurricanes

The Arizona Coyotes (6-5-0) look to win their fifth consecutive game in regulation for the first time since 2012 when they take on the Carolina Hurricanes (6-5-1) on Friday at Gila River Arena. The Coyotes are not expected to have any lineup changes from Tuesday’s game. Since defenseman Kevin Connauton

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Phoenix Suns: Devin Booker, Isaiah Canaan will likely play against Toronto Raptors

Igor Kokoskov is being as cautious about Devin Booker’s status for Friday’s home game against Toronto as the Suns have been getting their franchise player back on the court. “Questionable,” said the first-year NBA head coach, when asked after Thursday’s practice if Booker will return to action

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For NASCAR, the future is now at Arizona’s ISM Raceway

What’s most important in NASCAR right now? The race? The face? The place? The question is part of what makes next Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway so significant. Not only for Arizona, but for all of the sports entertainment industry, aside from being NASCAR’s semifinal that will determine

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For NASCAR, the future is now at Arizona’s ISM Raceway

What’s most important in NASCAR right now? The race? The face? The place? The question is part of what makes next Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway so significant. Not only for Arizona, but for all of the sports entertainment industry, aside from being NASCAR’s semifinal that will determine

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For NASCAR, the future is now at Arizona’s ISM Raceway

What’s most important in NASCAR right now? The race? The face? The place? The question is part of what makes next Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway so significant. Not only for Arizona, but for all of the sports entertainment industry, aside from being NASCAR’s semifinal that will determine

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For NASCAR, the future is now at Arizona’s ISM Raceway

What’s most important in NASCAR right now? The race? The face? The place? The question is part of what makes next Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway so significant. Not only for Arizona, but for all of the sports entertainment industry, aside from being NASCAR’s semifinal that will determine

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Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick out indefinitely after knee surgery

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is out indefinitely after having surgery on a torn meniscus in his knee, the club announced Wednesday. Quick has appeared in just four games this season for the Kings, going 0-3-1 with a…

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Scared straight: Chris Sale motivates Red Sox with rant during Game 4 of World Series

LOS ANGELES — Chris Sale, his eyes burning with rage, couldn’t believe what he was seeing Saturday evening, and could no longer keep it inside. When his Boston Red Sox teammates trudged into the dugout after the sixth inning, he screamed. He yelled obscenities. He made wild hand gestures. He was

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NASCAR wives speak out on race day fears

Samantha Busch remembers what it was like watching her husband, Kyle Busch, smash into a wall at Daytona International Speedway in 2015 in a multi-car crash known as "the big one." The now-14-year NASCAR Cup Series veteran broke his leg and f…

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NASCAR wives speak out on race day fears

Samantha Busch remembers what it was like watching her husband, Kyle Busch, smash into a wall at Daytona International Speedway in 2015 in a multi-car crash known as "the big one." The now-14-year NASCAR Cup Series veteran broke his leg and f…

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Mike D’Antoni on Rockets suspensions: ‘I’m just glad they didn’t suspend Boris Diaw again’

Many Phoenix Suns fans will never forget Boris Diaw and Amar’e Stoudemire getting suspended for leaving the bench in the team’s series against the San Antonio Spurs in 2007. Evidently, former Suns coach Mike D’Antoni won’t either. D’Antoni, the current coach of the Houston Rockets

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ALCS Game 4 fan interference call among most controversial in MLB postseason history

SportsPulse: MLB insider Bob Nigthengale details the chaos, reaction and explanation from the fan interference call during Game 4 of the ALCS and provides his take on if the umps got it right. Let the Jeffrey Maier comparisons begin. In the first inning of Wednesday night’s ALCS Game 4 between the

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