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Live: 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship launch at Fox Studios, Sydney

THE 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship kicks off today with the full field gathering in Sydney to mark the start of the season. Hosted by FOX Sports’ Jessica Yates, with Matt White and Mark Larkham, all 26 championship drivers will take to the stage at the season launch at Fox Studios in Sydney, including the five rookies in this year’s ...

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With Darvish, well-armed Cubs hold first spring workout

MESA, Ariz. (AP) The Chicago Cubs, boosted by the addition of Yu Darvish, are certainly well armed as they start spring training. The result, they hope, is a drive toward a second crown in three years. ”The expectation for this group is to win the World Series,” center fielder Albert Almora Jr. said ”We know the group in here can ...

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Kyle Larson: “It's great to be considered” an early title favorite

Kyle Larson welcomes all the talk about being a championship favorite in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. But he’s also ready to go out and prove it. “This is the first year I think I’ve been considered a championship favorite from like Day 1,” Larson said during Wednesday’s Daytona 500 Media Day. “Last year we showed people ...

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F1 launches Hot Laps program for fans

Formula 1 fans will have the chance to be driven around a grand prix circuit by race drivers during an F1 weekend as part of a new initiative. The Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps program will start at the Bahrain Grand Prix and also take place at nine other events this year, allowing “spectators, celebrities and guests attending a grand ...

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Samford to face competitive 2018 schedule

(STATS) – Samford announced its 11-game 2018 schedule on Wednesday. The Bulldogs hope to end it with a Southern Conference championship. Coach Chris Hatcher’s squad is coming off an 8-4 season in which it earned an at-large bid to the FCS playoffs. Samford will host five games, beginning with Shorter on Aug. 30. The Bulldogs also will be home for ...

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Chevy, Ford counting on offseason gains on Toyota

The exciting closing laps of last season’s NASCAR Cup championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway were about much more than Martin Truex Jr. masterfully holding off a charging Kyle Busch to win the title. Truex and Busch both drove the season’s dominant vehicle – the Toyota Camry. Although Busch was disappointed in finishing second to Truex for NASCAR’s top prize, the ...

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Kyle Busch: Daytona 500 at the ‘top of the list’

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Kyle Busch has won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, the Brickyard 400 and the Southern 500, but he’s winless in the Daytona 500. He hopes to change that soon…. NASCAR on Yahoo! Sports – News, Scores, Standings, Rumors, Fantasy Games

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'Good intensity' at Red Bull over winter – Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo has noticed a “good intensity” at Red Bull and is confident it can close the gap to Mercedes and Ferrari over the winter. Red Bull struggled at the start of 2017, partly as a result of correlation issues between its wind tunnel and the track that left it lagging behind the top two teams in terms of car ...

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Shaun White wins gold in thrilling finale

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Snowboarding at the Olympics turned 20 this year, and there’s a good chance that in another two decades, people will still be talking about the contest that went down in the mountains of South Korea on Wednesday. They will definitely still be talking about Shaun White. It wasn’t so much that White won his third ...

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