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Daniel Suarez: “Good is not enough in the Cup Series”

Daniel Suarez had a solid rookie season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But he’s expecting a lot more in 2018. Suarez was almost literally thrown in the Cup series at the last minute with the unexpected departure of Carl Edwards from Joe Gibbs Racing in January last year. Suarez, fresh off winning the Xfinity Series title in 2016, ...

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Renault and Sauber confirm 2018 launch dates

Renault and Alfa Romeo Sauber are set to be the first teams to unveil their 2018 cars after confirming their launch dates. Both teams have announced they will launch on February 20, just under one week before the start of pre-season testing in Barcelona on February 26. At present they are expected to be the first cars to be unveiled, ...

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Florida drops to 23rd in latest AP college basketball poll

Virginia has not been ranked No. 1 since Ralph Sampson patrolled the lane in Charlottesville. The Cavaliers took a step toward their first top ranking in 35 years on Monday, earning 17 of 65 first-place votes from a media panel following wins over No. 18 Clemson and No. 4 Duke. Villanova remained at No. 1 for the fourth straight week, ...

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Anthony Kumpen secures deal with Monster Energy

The Belgian is the first NASCAR Whelen Euro Series driver to be sponsored by the energy drink brand. It’s well known that Monster Energy sponsors NASCAR’s top series, now they also sponsor one of NASCAR’s most popular and successful drivers overseas – Anthony Kumpen. Kumpen, a two-time NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Champion, officially joins the exclusive group of athletes supported ...

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Stroll rules out options outside F1 in 2018

Lance Stroll insists he will not take part in any other racing outside of Formula 1 in 2018 following his appearance at the Rolex 24. The 19-year-old (pictured third from left, above) took part in his second attempt at the Daytona enduro last weekend, finishing 15th overall and 11th in class after his No.37 Jackie Chan DCR JOTA ORECA LMP2 ...

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Louisville hires Brian VanGorder as defensive coordinator

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville coach Bobby Petrino has hired Brian VanGorder as the Cardinals’ defensive coordinator. VanGorder replaces Peter Sirmon, who resigned this month after one season with the program. His 35 years of coaching experience include seven in the NFL, with four as the Atlanta Falcons’ coordinator. VanGorder spent last season as a defensive analyst at Oklahoma State and ...

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ERC – Up for the double: Érdi Jr targets ERC2 title defence

Tibor Érdi Jr has no intention of winning the FIA European Rally Championship’s ERC2 title just once after announcing plans to defend his crown in 2018. Érdi Jr claimed the showroom category laurels in a thrilling final-round decider on Rally Liepāja last October when he pipped Zelindo Melegari to top honours. Now he wants to become back-to-back champion. *Hungarian plots ...

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Red Sox manager Alex Cora brings youthful eye to new job

BOSTON (AP) Dave Dombrowski wanted to make sure he and Alex Cora were on the same page, so the Red Sox boss sent off an email for his new manager’s approval. The response: A thumbs-up emoji. Tony La Russa and Jim Leyland never did that. ”He’s a good emoji texter,” Dombrowski said with a laugh this month as the team ...

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