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Will post-race fights be legacy of NASCAR's newest incarnation of Chase?

Through the Gears: Four things we learned in Charlotte
Post-race reaction from the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where Jimmie Johnson took the win while Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick came to blows following the race.

CNN. ESPN. Good Morning America. Everywhere you turn this month, NASCAR has jumped to the front page of the news cycle as emotional outbursts have produced two-minute YouTube clips that cause millions of potential fans to pay attention. Don’t confuse it with the Jerry Springer Show; these men were clearly meant to drive, not box, as evidenced by 42-year-old Matt Kenseth’s recent headlock that looked more like playground roughhousing than grown men attempting Friday Night Fights.

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College Basketball 2014-15: Kansas State Wildcats Team Preview

Kansas State has talent, experience to compete in Big 12
College Basketball 2014-15: Kansas State Wildcats Team Preview

For a coach who promotes daily competition, the end of last season was difficult on Bruce Weber. Though Kansas State made it back to the NCAA Tournament, its roster wasn’t healthy enough to properly prepare for the postseason.

 

Major League Baseball's Top 20 Free Agents to Watch

Some Big Names Are Poised to Cash In This Offseason

Tuesday marks the beginning of the MLB Free Agency signing period. Here is a list of the most interesting available free agents that are on the baseball market and where they might end up for the 2015 season.

 

Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Giants Preview and Prediction

Andrew Luck and the Colts look to head into their bye with a victory on “Monday Night Football”
Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Giants Preview and Prediction

Teams on opposite sides of a bye will wrap up Week 9 in the NFL when the Indianapolis Colts take on the New York Giants on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” The Colts (5-3) are looking to bounce back from last week’s 51-34 thrashing to the Steelers and head into their Week 10 bye on a winning note. The Giants (3-4) are coming off of their bye in search of a strong start, as they prepare for the toughest stretch of their schedule.

College Football's Must-Watch Games of Week 11

Week 11 gives a handful of playoff hopefuls must-win matchups
College Football's Must-Watch Games of Week 11

Time to sort through the contenders and the pretenders in the College Football Playoff race.

 

Certainly, the top teams in the mix have challenges ahead of them for the remainder of the season, but this will be a critical week for teams ranked fifth and lower.

 

Start with the Big Ten: Michigan State and Ohio State have recovered from Week 2 losses to set up the game of the year in the Big Ten in East Lansing.

 

Luke Falk Steps Into Spotlight at Washington State With Connor Halliday Out for Season

Mike Leach has to regroup on offense.
Luke Falk Steps Into Spotlight at Washington State With Connor Halliday Out for Season

With Mike Leach at the helm of the Washington State program, a few things are sure to be certain. The Cougars will be a pass-heavy offensive team with little to work with on defense. With the nation’s number one passing offense piling up huge numbers this season off the arm of Connor Halliday, Leach will have to find a way to keep moving forward without his starting quarterback. Halliday was injured in a 44-17 loss to USC this weekend, and the senior will miss the rest of the season with a broken leg.

Wisconsin's Defense Quietly Ranks as One of the Best in the Big Ten

The Badgers could ride their defense to a division title.
Wisconsin's Defense Quietly Ranks as One of the Big Ten's Best in 2014

Michigan State claimed a Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl victory on the strength of its defense last season. Penn State is wasting a perfectly good defensive effort this season. When discussing the best defenses in the Big Ten, Wisconsin tends to fly under the radar, but it is the defense that could lead the Badgers back to Indianapolis for a shot at a Big Ten championship this season.

 

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