IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies after Sunday’s crash

IndyCar: Iowa Corn 300-Qualifying

Justin Wilson died Monday, IndayCar announced. The 37-year-old died from a head injury sustained in the Verizon IndyCar Series race Aug. 23 at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. “This is a monumentally sad day for INDYCAR and the motorsports community as a whole,” said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent of INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “Justin’s elite ability ...

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IndyCar driver Justin Wilson in a coma after crash at Pocono

IndyCar: ABC Supply 500

Justin Wilson was hit by a large piece of debris during Sunday’s IndyCar race and had to be airlifted out of Pocono Raceway. Wilson suffered a severe head injury, and is in a coma and in critical condition, IndyCar announced. Wilson is undergoing further evaluation at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa. “It’s just a tough one right now,” said Michael Andretti, car ...

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Watch: Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin to win World Championships 100m race

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt wins it! #Beijing2015 #WorldChampionships — BeanBagSports (@BeanBagSports) August 23, 2015 Usain Bolt snapped Justin Gatlin’s 28-race win streak Sunday, claiming the gold medal at the 2015 IAAF World Championships 100m race in Beijing. The Jamaican has been struggling with injuries for most of the season, but told the BBC after the race that this victory could give him a shift in ...

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Kobe Bryant joins Taylor Swift onstage, presents her with banner

Kobe Bryant, Taylor Swift

On Friday night, Taylor Swift performed the first of her five sold-out shows at Staples Center. It was her 16th sold-out show at the arena of her career, the most of any artist, which is the same number of NBA titles the Los Angeles Lakers have won. Lakers star Kobe Bryant joined Taylor Swift onstage and presented her with a banner to mark ...

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Jordan Spieth throws out first-pitch, wins $5k off Zach Johnson

Jordan Spieth

The world’s No. 1 ranked golfer Jordan Spieth threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Rangers Stadium on Tuesday and won $5,000 for his charity. Spieth and fellow pGA golfer Zach Johnson, who tossed the first pitch at Wrigley Field the same night, agreed to a friendly wager before the games. @JordanSpieth @espn @MLB @PGATOUR @Cubs @Rangers who’s gonna bring ...

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49ers rookie Mike Davis pays $1,800 dinner bill

Mike Davis

San Francisco 49ers running back Mike Davis is learning quickly what it’s like to be a rookie during NFL training camp. Davis tweeted out a picture of a bill, presumably from when he and his teammates went out for dinner. The 22-year-old had to pick up the tab. Welcome to the NFL rookie — IG MikeDavisRB (@MikeDavisRB) August 17, 2015 Davis, a fourth round pick, ...

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Pete Carroll gets blasted by ref on sideline during return

Pete Carroll

On Friday night during the Seattle Seahawks-Denver Broncos preseason game, 2015 third-round pick Tyler Lockett returned a kickoff 103-yards for a touchdown.  Usually that would stand as the top highlight of the play, but not when Pete Carroll is on the sideline. Carroll was so focused on Lockett running down the field that he did not realize he was in the path ...

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ESPN fires Colin Cowherd

Colin Cowherd

Radio host Colin Cowherd was fired by ESPN Friday, a week before he was set to leave his radio station to join Fox. Cowherd was relieved of his duties early for the comments he made questioning the intelligence of Dominican Republic players related to baseball. “Colin Cowherd’s comments over the past two days do not reflect the values of ESPN or ...

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Hulk Hogan gone from WWE

Hulk Hogan

The news has been coming hard and heavy today and none of it is good for Hulk Hogan. It all started with these tweets from the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer and Hogan himself: WWE web site told a few hours ago to remove all references to him. That’s all I know so far. — Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) July 24, 2015 ...

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