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  • Edwards ends long drought at Phoenix

    Carl Edwards climbed from his car, stood on the door and landed a backflip near the finish line. He then hopped up on the wall in front of the grandstand, grabbed the checkered flag and waded into the crowd, trading high-fives with fans.
    After a miserable week at Daytona, Edwards had plenty to celebrate.

    March 4, 2013

  • 49ers to send Smith to Chiefs

    Alex Smith quietly stayed behind the scenes after losing his job and watched from the sideline as San Francisco returned to the Super Bowl for the first time in 18 years. Yet the No. 1 overall draft pick from 2005 did make one thing known: The veteran quarterback still considers himself a starter.

    February 28, 2013

  • Screen shot 2013-02-26 at 5.42.51 PM.png VIDEO: Mentally disabled basketball manager gets his shot

    CBS's "On the Road," series reports on an act of sportsmanship and kindness that brought the mother of a mentally disabled high school basketball team manager to tears.

    February 27, 2013 1 Photo

  • Knaus gets a Daytona 500 win

    As Jimmie Johnson racked up win after win, championship after championship, he was always chasing one important victory.
    Johnson already had one Daytona 500 victory on his resume.

    February 26, 2013

  • Lance Armstrong-screen shot.jpg VIDEO: Federal government suing Lance Armstrong

    The Justice Department announced Friday it is joining a civil suit against Lance Armstrong.

    February 23, 2013 1 Photo

  • GOLF: McIlroy, Woods lose in Match Play

    Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods knocked out in the first round of the Match Play Championship? Not many would have given that a snowball’s chance in the desert.
    Almost as surprising as the freakish snowstorm on Dove Mountain was the sight of golf’s two biggest stars heading to the airport, only the second time in the 15-year history of this wild tournament that No. 1 and No. 2 didn’t last more than a day.

    February 22, 2013

  • Danica Patrick wins pole for NASCAR’s Daytona 500

    Danica Patrick has made history before — as a woman and a racer, in Indianapolis and Japan.
    The spotlight is nothing new. But never has it been this bright before.

    February 18, 2013

  • Screen shot 2013-02-12 at 12.23.53 PM.png VIDEO: Students film themselves sneaking into the Super Bowl, prompt investigation

    Students filmed themselves sneaking into the Super Bowl prompting an investigation of the game's security. The video shows the students encountering police, security, asking for directions and finally making it into the Superdome, a few rows from the field.

    February 12, 2013 1 Photo

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Paternos dispute Freeh report on scandal at PSU

    STATE COLLEGE — Joe Paterno’s family released its response to Penn State’s report on the Jerry Sandusky scandal Sunday, attacking Louis Freeh’s conclusion that the coach hid sex abuse allegations against his longtime assistant.

    February 11, 2013

  • MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Plenty to discuss as spring training approaches

    Before heading to Florida for his 50th season in professional baseball, Jim Leyland thought about all the deals that were made since he walked off the field as the World Series ended last October.
    “Toronto probably was the big boy in the offseason as far as the moves they made,” the Detroit Tigers manager said. “That’s going to be just one heck of a division, obviously. Toronto, they actually were my sleeper team last year until they had all those injuries to the pitching staff.”

    February 10, 2013

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