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Orlando Magic sign forward Adreian Payne to two-way contract

ORLANDO MAGIC PRESS RELEASE ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic have signed free agent forward Adreian Payne to a two-way contract, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced Monday. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Orlando Magic on FOX Sports Florida <a href="http://www.foxsports.com/flori… FOX Sports Digital

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Alex Labbe bumps his way to win in Pinty’s Series race Sunday

Alex Labbe scores fourth NASCAR win of the season after nudging Kevin Lacroix for the lead in Turn 4 of final lap and Lacroix immediately retaliates. For years the NASCAR Pinty’s Series has been one of the most competitive that is sanctioned by the organization and Sunday’s finish at Riverside International Speedway lived up to its reputation. Points leader Alex ...

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F1 sets up eSports world championship

Formula 1 is entering the world of eSports after announcing the launch of the Formula 1 Esports Series, to start in September of this year. Coinciding with the launch of the official “F1 2017” game from Codemasters on Aug. 25, the 2017 F1 Esports Series will see gamers able to enter via all three platforms of PlayStation 4, Xbox One ...

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New sponsor joins Kyle Larson for NASCAR playoffs

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson will debut a new primary sponsor this fall in the playoffs. Chip Ganassi Racing announced Monday that First Data, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, will partner with Kyle Larson and the No. 42 Chevrolet team for Cup series playoff races at Talladega Superspeedway and Martinsville Speedway this fall. This expands on ...

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Podium next target, says Force India's Mallya

Force India team principal Vijay Mallya is targeting a podium at one of the remaining races this season after an impressive run before the summer break. Looking to build on last year’s fourth place in the constructors’ championship – the team’s best-ever result – Force India has been one of the standout performers so far this season with nine double-points finishes. Currently ...

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Formula One enters esports with virtual championship

LONDON (AP) Formula One is creating a virtual championship for gamers. The esports competition will begin in September and F1’s owners hope it will ”build a greater connection with wider audiences, especially younger fans.” F1’s esports series will determine the 40 quickest drivers in qualification events who will progress to live semifinals at the 600-capacity Gfinity Arena in London in ...

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NASCAR considering 'cone rule' for restarts

A popular short track concept is under consideration by NASCAR. The “cone rule” is a simple idea where a physical cone is placed on the track and drivers will go either to the left or the right for which lane they want to restart in. Making it intriguing is the possibility a driver deeper in the field moves toward the ...

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After a “rough” summer, Trevor Bayne is on the rebound

Consecutive top-10 finishes is a first for Trevor Bayne this season but he also realizes that to reach his main objective, it will not be enough. Saturday night’s seventh-place finish at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway for Bayne came on the heels of his season’s-best finish of fifth the week before at Michigan, marking the first time this season he posted ...

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Vettel will get stronger as title pressure builds – Horner

Sebastian Vettel will become stronger as the pressure of the championship battle increases, according to his former team boss Christian Horner. With nine races remaining, Vettel currently holds a 14-point lead over Lewis Hamilton in the drivers’ championship following his victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix. The German won all four of his titles while driving for Horner at Red ...

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