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Swimming Great Ian Thorpe Battling ‘Serious’ Infection – ABC News

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Australian swimming star Ian Thorpe is battling a serious infection that could knock him out of competitive swimming for good, the Australian Associated Press reported. The five-time gold medalist is being treated with antibiotics after contracting the infection during shoulder surgery, according to his agent. “He’s quite sick but that’s the situation,” Thorpe’s agent James Erskine told the AAP, calling the ordeal “bad luck.” “It’s serious but it’s not life-threatening.”…

NASCAR Notebook: Key nuggets from the Duck Commander 500 – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

BEST IN CLASS — All weekend long at Texas Motor Speedway, the Toyota contingent seemed a step behind the Team Penske and Roush Fenway Racing Fords and the Hendrick/Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolets in terms of absolute speed. So even though he was the defending race champion, Kyle Busch wasn’t too upset to finish third in Monday’s rain-delayed Duck Commander 500. Busch lined up fourth on the race-ending green-white-checkered finish and managed…

NASCAR’s Joey Logano wins Duck Commander 500 at Texas – SI.com

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — With a significant lead and the laps winding down, Joey Logano kept thinking about getting to the white flag. Less than a half-lap from finally seeing that wave at Texas on Monday, a caution changed everything – though only for a few extra laps. “My heart dropped. I got really angry instantly,” said Logano, who was in the third turn on the 333rd of…

Limited tickets remain for Manchester United vs. Real Madrid soccer game at … – The Ann Arbor News

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Tickets for the Manchester United vs. Real Madrid soccer game at Michigan Stadium don’t go on sale to the general public until Thursday, April 10. There might not be any left by then. The University of Michigan gave its season ticket holders and donors first crack at purchasing tickets Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. Anyone who had signed up for a pre-sale promotion on the Guinness International Champions Cup website…

Infection might keep Thorpe from swimming competitively, manager says – CNN International

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

(CNN) — Five-time Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe is sick from post-surgery infections and probably won’t ever swim competitively again, his manager James Erskine said Tuesday to Australian news media, including CNN affiliate Seven Network. The Australian’s condition is serious but not life-threatening, and he is being treated at a hospital in Sydney, Erskine told the Australian Associated Press. Erskine denied earlier media reports that Thorpe could lose the use…

Punching poultry: Louisiana lawmaker claims ‘chicken boxing’ is a sport – Fox News

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A Louisiana lawmaker insists their is a humane version of cockfighting – chicken boxing. (AP) Ever hear of “chicken boxing?” Didn’t think so. Yet, when Louisiana state lawmakers sought Tuesday to sharpen language in the state’s 2008 ban on cockfighting, an unexpected debate arose over poultry pugilism, with Sen. Elbert Guillory holding court for befuddled colleagues. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Chicken boxing, the Republican explained, is a sport where the combatants don…

Unusual Traffic For Postponed NASCAR Race – CBS Local

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

From Our CBS Music Web Sites Pick Who Should Replace David Letterman Pick The Hottest College Cheerleader Goofy Faces From The Tournament Photos: Conan O’Brien Broadcasts From Dallas Featured Items Hottest Olympians Your Pet Photos Send Us Your Weather Photos FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – For only the third time in history, the Texas Motor Speedway is hosting NASCAR fans on a Monday….

NASCAR: Logano wins at Texas with final-lap pass – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Joey Logano fires pistols Texas-style after winning the Duck Commander 500. (USATSI) FORT WORTH, Texas — Joey Logano made a last-lap pass of Jeff Gordon during extra laps Monday after a late caution in a rain-delayed race at Texas, becoming the seventh different winner in as many Sprint Cup races this season. Logano had a 2.2-second lead on teammate Brad Keselowski and was within a half-lap of taking the white…

NASCAR’s Joey Logano wins Duck Commander 500 at Texas – SI.com

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Joey Logano made a last-lap pass of Jeff Gordon during extra laps Monday after a late caution in a rain-delayed race at Texas, becoming the seventh different winner in as many Sprint Cup races this season, Logano had a 2.2-second lead on teammate Brad Keselowski and was within a half-lap of taking the white flag, which would have guaranteed no extra laps. But then…

US soccer fires women’s national coach Tom Sermanni – USA TODAY

Monday, April 07, 2014

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NYPD, FDNY engage in wild brawl at charity hockey game – CBS News

Monday, April 07, 2014

The NYPD and FDNY took the ice Sunday for their annual charity hockey game at Nassau Coliseum. And while it started out with the usual spirit of camaraderie, it didn’t take long for things to get out of hand. Like, really out of hand. As CBS New York reports, with the score tied 3-3 in the second period, the teams engaged in the type of full-out bench-clearing brawl that was…

NASCAR Sprint Cup underway after rain postponement – WFAA

Monday, April 07, 2014

FORT WORTH — NASCAR’s Duck Commander 500 Sprint Cup kicked off Monday morning after rain delayed the race that was originally scheduled to take place Sunday. The only action NASCAR fans saw on the track Sunday were laps being turned in by jet dryers and moisture removal equipment. Still they weren’t about to give up. The pre-race concert was canceled. Drivers were introduced about an hour after…

NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. out of Texas race after wreck – SI.com

Monday, April 07, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. wound up with his first last-place finish in seven seasons Monday after driving his car into the rain-saturated infield grass before it shot across the track and slammed into the wall in a fiery crash. Earnhardt, who was OK after climbing out of the burning No. 88 Chevrolet, took the blame for the accident that happened when he was following Aric…

US soccer fires women’s national coach Tom Sermanni – USA TODAY

Monday, April 07, 2014

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Auto racing roundup: Rain washes NASCAR to Monday – The News Journal

Monday, April 07, 2014

Lewis Hamilton steers his car ahead of Nico Rosberg during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix Sunday.(Photo: kamran jebreili/AP) FORT WORTH, Texas – On a day when the weather was more suitable for ducks than racing, the Sprint Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway became NASCAR’s first rainout of the season. The Robertson family from “Duck Dynasty” had prominent roles at Sunday’s race, called the Duck Commander 500, but Uncle…

New York Police Department and fire department fight during charity ice hockey … – Daily Mail

Monday, April 07, 2014

By Mike Dawes Published: 05:01 EST, 7 April 2014 | Updated: 05:01 EST, 7 April 2014 An annual charity ice hockey game between police and firefighters in New York erupted into a mass brawl. Every year, the New York Police Department and the Fire Department of New York get together for a friendly ice hockey game, all in the name of charity. However, this year’s match was overshadowed by a…

Charity hockey game turns chaotic as NYC cops, firemen fight – Washington Times

Monday, April 07, 2014

Follow @ckchumley Facebook Follow @washtimes A charity hockey game between New York City police and firemen came to chaos on Sunday as the two sides traded fists and blows in a game one watcher said reminded of old-timey NHL rivals. “It was reminiscent of the old-time Rangers-Flyers games in the mid-70s,” said one New York Police Department officer who attended the Nassau Coliseum game, the New York Post reported. “I…

US Soccer Fires Women’s Coach Tom Sermanni – ABC News

Monday, April 07, 2014

On Sunday afternoon, Tom Sermanni coached the U.S. women’s team to a 2-0 win over China in Colorado. By Sunday night, he was out of a job. U.S. Soccer fired Sermanni after a disappointing finish last month at the Algarve Cup. The surprising move came just 16 months after he took over the program. “We want to thank Tom for his service over the past year and half, but we…

Rain postpones NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Texas – USA TODAY

Monday, April 07, 2014

Members of the crew for Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart (14) move their car out of the inspection stall before the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.(Photo: Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports) FORT WORTH – The Duck Commander 500 Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway was postponed until Monday at noon ET because of persistent showers. It will be broadcast on Fox. It’s the third time in…

New York police, firefighters brawl at charity hockey game – Los Angeles Times

Monday, April 07, 2014

By Matt Pearce April 6, 2014, 7:03 p.m. If only New York had a large, disciplined group of government employees whose job it was to prevent giant fights. Law and order was briefly suspended on the ice at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Sunday when hockey players from the New York Police Department and the Fire Department of New York got into a bench-clearing brawl…