Friday, December 15, 2017
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Keselowski wins Nationwide race

RICHMOND, Va. — Brad Keselowski ducked underneath Kyle Busch to take the lead with 10 laps to go Friday night and won the NASCAR Nationwide series race at Richmond International Raceway.

Keselowski had to hold off a final charge from Kevin Harvick, but after Harvick closed within a few car lengths, Keselowski kept him at bay and slightly expanded his margin in the final laps of the Toyotacare 250 to win the three-way dual among some of NASCAR's most aggressive and daring drivers.

The victory was the 21st of Keselowski's career in the second-tier series and second on the 0.75-mile oval.

Harvick was followed by Busch, whose streak of three consecutive victories in the series came to an end, and Brian Vickers and Regan Smith.

NHRA: Cruz Pedregon topped Funny Car qualifying at the Springnationals in Houston. The two-time series champion had a pass of 4.086 seconds at 310.41 mph in his Toyota Camry. Doug Kalitta led Top Fuel, Jeg Coughlin topped Pro Stock and Hector Arana Jr. led Pro Stock Motorcycle. Qualifying concludes today.

IndyCar: The Panther DRR team will fold after next month's Indianapolis 500 unless sponsorship is found. Dennis Reinbold told employees, including driver Oriol Servia, the news this week. Servia joined the team before the 2012 season after Newman-Haas Racing closed its doors during the preceding offseason because of a lack of sponsorship.

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Ryan Callahan injury makes Lightning win ‘bittersweet’

Ryan Callahan injury makes Lightning win ‘bittersweet’

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USF football journal: Add an audible to the Quinton Flowers legend

USF football journal: Add an audible to the Quinton Flowers legend

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USF football journal: Add an audible to the Quinton Flowers legend

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Bulls fans who believe QB Quinton Flowers wasn't afforded enough latitude in the 2017 offense got some figurative fuel for their argument Thursday.Or more specifically, kerosene in the form of a conversion. That game-tying two-point play in the wanin...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Lightning routs Coyotes for sixth straight win

Lightning routs Coyotes for sixth straight win

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Lightning’s Mikhail Sergachev earns more minutes, praise

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Cavs ride LeBron’s triple double vs. Lakers

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CLEVELAND — LeBron James recorded his 59th career triple double in front of Lonzo Ball and his brothers, Kevin Love scored 28 and the Cavaliers won for the 16th time in 17 games, 121-112 over the Lakers on Thursday. James finished with 25 points, 12 ...
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Friday’s sports on TV/radio

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Caps continue to dominate Bruins

BOSTON — Alex Chiasson scored two third-period goals, the second on a shorthanded breakaway with 8:29 left, and the Capitals beat the Bruins 5-3 on Thursday night. Patrice Bergeron scored twice for Boston, moving past Bobby Orr on the team’s all-time...
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Stephan Jiggetts’ 20 points lead USF basketball over Bethune-Cookman

Stephan Jiggetts’ 20 points lead USF basketball over Bethune-Cookman

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High school scoreboard for Dec. 14

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