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  • Will sports miss military flyovers?

    Less loud and fun Matt Murschel Orlando Sentinel Military flyovers are just as much a part of major sporting events in America as beer and hot dogs. It's seems like a long-standing tradition and that's what makes sporting events, well, an event. It's...
  • Alabama Shakes, Alicia Keys and Christoph Waltz

    Alabama Shakes, Alicia Keys and Christoph Waltz
    The weekend's NBA all star game gave halftime show junkies a fix after their Super Bowl withdrawl, Danica Patrick ran a fast qualifying lap, and Christoph Waltz shows everyone the lighter side of Hitler. Welcome to the post-weekend edition of your daily...
  • Can Patrick finish in top 10 in Cup series?

    There's not a chance George Diaz Orlando Sentinel Stop dreaming. Not going to happen. Winning the pole for the Daytona 500 is a nice bump for Danica Patrick on the NASCAR radar screen, but let's not get carried away with giddy expectations. Anybody...
  • Biffle's struggles result in shakeup

    Biffle's struggles result in shakeup
    Greg Biffle still has a shot at making the Chase. Jamie McMurray is toast. But they have this much in common: Both shouldn't be struggling and sputtering so much. For Biffle, who ranks 14th and needs a victory to try to secure one of the last slots in...
  • Marco Andretti has enjoyed the opportunity — and expectations — that come with his famous family

    Marco Andretti has enjoyed the opportunity — and expectations — that come with his famous family
    You have to give Marco Andretti credit. He's an Indy Car driver, which would be something for any 24-year-old to be proud of. But for Andretti, having the guts to choose that profession is something many twenty-somethings wouldn't want to take on. His...
  • NBC digs deep to make the U.S. Open a ratings hit

    NBC digs deep to make the U.S. Open a ratings hit
    In the Tiger Woods era, it was hard to find a better Father's Day storyline for the network announcers to ply than that of the young superstar and his dad. Woods' father, Earl, put a golf club in his son's hands when the child was only months old, and...
  • Mother Nature reigns

    Joie Chitwood is a weather guy this time of year, constantly checking for updates online. Will it rain? Will there be lightning? Will bad weather steal the thunder from his nighttime spectacle Saturday night? "Those are the elements that you have to...
  • Crash course in settling score

    It seems that NASCAR can have an unapologetic feud without the contentious crossfire (see Richard Childress/Kyle Busch). Tony Stewart and Brian Vickers did a little bumping and grinding at Sonoma last weekend, and while it probably wasn't a very good...
  • Martin set to flip to 'next chapter'

    Is Mark Martin ready to step down as a driver and shift his focus to the business side of stock-car racing? As an owner, perhaps? No, Martin says. Martin shot down rumors that he's interested in leaving Hendrick Motorsports to become an owner,...
  • Coffee Companion -- 2/21

    Coffee Companion -- 2/21
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine. Running it back:...
  • Raw Recap: Circular storytelling with Undertaker and Triple H may be a bit stale

    Raw Recap: Circular storytelling with Undertaker and Triple H may be a bit stale
    At its core, professional wrestling is about storytelling. Every writer has good works and bad; it's simply the nature of the beast. Sometimes the simplest stories gain traction when they really shouldn't and become sensations (just ask Stephanie Meyer)....
  • Old-timers set to get back on the track

    As the days tick away for the start of a fresh season at Daytona International Speedway, there still will be moments of old-school reverence at the fabled superspeedway. Welcome back, Ward Burton. We'll see you soon, too, Bill Elliott. Both "old-...