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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, William Byron (24) and Alex Bowman (88) lead the field at the start of a NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR made the first significant changes to its schedule in years by shuffling the 2020 season into a freshened new sequence that tries to meet the wants of fans to the best of NASCAR's current ability. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
March 27, 2019 - 3:52 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An entire generation of NASCAR has spent its life tuned to a schedule so predictable events could be planned years in advance and race dates marked milestones. Daytona meant the beach — a week out of school in February, the Fourth of July for vacation — while Memorial Day was...
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Fans enjoy the NASCAR Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. Saturday, March 23. (AP Photo/Matt Bell)
March 26, 2019 - 5:34 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR made the first significant changes to its schedule in years by shuffling the 2020 season into a freshened new sequence that tries to meet the wants of fans to the best of NASCAR's current ability. "The fans and the industry as a whole have been vocal about the desire...
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FILE- In this March 22, 1937, file photo Lou Gehrig bats the ball for the New York Yankees in his first exhibition game of the season against the Boston Bees in St. Petersburg, Fla. Al Lopez is the Bees' catcher and Tiny Parker is the home plate umpire. A collection of Gehrig memorabilia, which includes various photographs, letters and signed documents, and baseballs, is now available as part of Heritage Auctions' latest offering. (AP Photo, File)
February 18, 2019 - 12:11 pm
Bob Ellis knew what he wanted from his mother-in-law's collection of Lou Gehrig memorabilia both times she asked him to pick something out as a Father's Day gift. It was a hat worn by the New York Yankees slugger and a baseball signed by fellow Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker and...
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Fans cheer during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
January 28, 2019 - 10:36 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Super Bowl Media Night is the NFL's version of a rock concert, with player interviews rather than music. It's a Mardi Gras party, complete with the costumes. It's a slow-motion stampede conducted mostly by quasi-media members or outright impostors. Some Los Angeles Rams players and...
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This Jan. 9, 2019 photo shows a pedestrian walking past a mural depicting "Caulifla" by artist Jake Merten inspired by the "Dragon Ball" anime series in Los Angeles. "Dragon Ball” is a revered anime that has influenced pop culture for years, earning praise from the likes of Michael B. Jordan, Ronda Rousey and Chris Brown, showing up in end zone celebrations and even at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. With the new film "Dragon Ball Super: Broly" releasing this week in the U.S., the franchise’s popularity with its famous and non-famous fans is likely to grow. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
January 15, 2019 - 3:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Dragon Ball" may be a Japanese-born anime, but the series has become a major pop culture influencer for years. Rappers sprinkle references in their rhymes, athletes channel the character's super powers when making big plays and the franchise's star even made a towering...
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December 25, 2018 - 12:49 am
Christmas has arrived, which means holiday shopping lists can hopefully be put away for another year. So here's a new list: Some of the things to know on this Christmas in the NBA, when five games — all of them televised nationally and beyond — will be on the holiday menu. STAR POWER The last five...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) passes as Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo, center, and forward Derrick Jones Jr. (5) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Miami. On Tuesday, Dec. 25, Antetokounmpo and the Bucks visit the New York Knicks as one of five games on the NBA’s holiday schedule. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 24, 2018 - 1:14 pm
Atari's original video game console was the hot toy. Leisure suits were cool. Elvis Presley unexpectedly died. The first "Star Wars" movie was released. The year was 1977. That was the last time the Milwaukee Bucks appeared on Christmas Day. "It's been a while," Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2018 file photo Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) points skyward as he sits on the bench in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. It’s not an NBA Finals rematch, but having a matchup between the Lakers and Warriors headline Christmas makes sense. LeBron James faces his old rival on the holiday for the fourth consecutive year Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 and this will be his first time playing against Golden State since he moved to Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)
December 24, 2018 - 12:59 pm
There's no NBA Finals rematch this year on Christmas. Not technically, anyway. It's LeBron James vs. the Golden State Warriors for the fourth consecutive year on Dec. 25, though James will be wearing a Los Angeles Lakers uniform this time. It was a predictable matchup. It isn't, however, a break...
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December 18, 2018 - 3:17 pm
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — It's back to the 1990s for Darlington Raceway's latest throwback weekend. Track officials announced Tuesday the track "Too Tough To Tame" will honor the NASCAR period from 1990-94 when the Southern 500 is run on Sept. 1. Darlington has honored historic periods in NASCAR for...
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