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Renault disappointed not to be closer to top three

Renault was hoping to close the gap to Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull more than it has over the winter, according to chief technical officer Bob Bell. In the opening three races of the season, the top three teams have enjoyed a significant advantage over the rest of the field, with Ferrari winning twice and Red Bull once while Mercedes ...

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How Sparky Lyle launched the tradition of closer entrance music

Marty Appel wanted a rock song first. He was a rock and roll guy. But here’s the thing: He couldn’t think of a good one. This was eight years before “Hells Bells” came out, and almost 20 years before “Enter Sandman.” He played in his mind the rock and roll songs that were available to… MLB News Index

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Wild inch closer to playoffs with shutout of Oilers

The Minnesota Wild made sure the bad news didn’t defeat them. Their season-ending three-game road trip sure feels a little lighter. Zach Parise scored twice and Devan Dubnyk made 22 saves to blank his original team, pushing the Wild to the brink of the playoffs with a 3-0 victory over the E… CBC | NHL News

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Raptors drop Nuggets to inch closer to franchise wins record

After a subpar performance against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, the Toronto Raptors’ bench regrouped. The second unit that has been so solid all season vowed to shake off the ugly loss. Tuesday, against a Denver Nuggets team hungry for a playoff spot, Toronto’s bench was back on track. Fred VanVleet scored 15 points, while Jakob Poeltl and Pascal ...

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Latest on all 30 closer situations

Opening Day is a little more than a week away, and all eyes are on the remaining position battles in big league camps. Among those battles are competitions for closer, a role that is still undefined for many clubs. Following is a look at where things stand for all 30 teams. Opening Day is a little more than a week ...

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No wins yet, but Team Penske “getting closer” to Victory Lane

Kevin Harvick may be the class of the Ford field right now in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series but Team Penske isn’t far behind. Although none of its three drivers has yet made it to Victory Lane this season, all three finished in the top 10 of Sunday’s Auto Club 400, with Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano both in ...

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