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Jan 22, 2015

NASCAR’s Gordon to stop racing full-time after 2015 season

Jan 22 (Reuters) – Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon, who ranks third in all-time race wins, said Thursday the 2015 season will be his last as a full-time driver.

Gordon, 43, has three Daytona 500 victories and a record five Brickyard 400 wins.

Jan 20, 2015

Two ex-WWE wrestlers file lawsuit over concussions

Jan 20 (Reuters) – Two former WWE professional
wrestlers say they have serious brain injuries after suffering
repeated concussions in the ring and have filed a potential
class-action lawsuit against the Connecticut-based company in
federal court in Philadelphia.

Vito LoGrasso, 50, of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, and Evan
Singleton, 22, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, accuse World
Wrestling Entertainment of “selling violence” and ignoring their
“numerous” concussions.

Jan 14, 2015

Ex-girlfriend: NASCAR’s Busch took assassin claims from script

Jan 14 (Reuters) – A woman seeking a protective order against Kurt Busch on Wednesday rejected claims by the NASCAR champion that she is an assassin and said several of the race car driver’s stories about her were taken from a movie screenplay she is writing.

Busch, testifying on a protective order against him in a Delaware court on Tuesday, said his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll is an assassin sent on covert missions who once returned to their hotel room in a blood-splattered evening gown.

Jan 9, 2015

ESPN already the clear winner in college football’s playoff

Jan 9 (Reuters) – Oregon and Ohio State will play for the
national championship on Monday but the clear winner in college
football’s first playoff has already been crowned: ESPN.

The two semifinal games on New Year’s Day brought in more
than 28 million viewers each, making the telecasts the top two
programs in cable television history.

Jan 8, 2015

NFL didn’t see Rice video, investigation lacking: Mueller report

By Steve Ginsburg

(Reuters) – An independent probe has found no evidence that anyone at the NFL possessed or saw the surveillance video of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee last year but concluded league failed to properly investigate the event.

The investigation, led by former FBI director Robert Mueller, concluded that the league “should have done more with the information it had.

Jan 8, 2015

Owners of NBA’s Hawks approve plan to sell the team

By Steve Ginsburg

(Reuters) – The owners of the Atlanta Hawks said Thursday they have unanimously approved a plan to sell the franchise, a move triggered last year by a racism controversy.

Bruce Levenson vowed to sell his majority interest in the club last September after his email became public in which he made racist remarks that included “the black crowd scared away the whites” at Phillips Arena.

Jan 7, 2015

Jameis Winston leaving Florida State to enter NFL draft

By Steve Ginsburg

(Reuters) – Jameis Winston, the 2013 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback whose off-the-field issues have cast a shadow over his brilliance on the gridiron, said Wednesday he will leave Florida State University and enter the National Football League draft.

Many experts have Winston ranked among the top two quarterbacks potentially available in the draft, along with Marcus Mariota of Oregon, who won the 2014 Heisman Trophy.

Dec 19, 2014

U.S. swimmer Phelps sentenced to 18 months probation for drunken driving

BALTIMORE (Reuters) – American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was sentenced on Friday to 18 months probation and a year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drunken driving.

The 18-time Olympic gold medalist was arrested for drunken driving early on Sept. 30 after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside a Baltimore tunnel, police said.

Dec 17, 2014

NFL’s 49ers release McDonald amid sexual assault investigation

By Steve Ginsburg

(Reuters) – The San Francisco 49ers released defensive tackle Ray McDonald on Wednesday after police said he was a possible suspect in a sexual assault case.

San Jose police said they were investigating the assault of a woman seeking treatment at a hospital on Tuesday when officers determined that McDonald might have been involved in the incident.

Dec 17, 2014

Thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations won’t affect baseball right away: experts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – There will be no immediate flow of top Cuban players into Major League Baseball despite the major U.S. policy shift toward the communist-run island, experts on baseball in Cuba said on Wednesday.

Any move to let Cuban players leave their country freely will not happen for at least several years, said author Pete Bjarkman, who has written extensively about Cuban baseball.