Brad Keselowski became a social media darling after hopping on Twitter - thanks to the cellphone he carried in his car - during a long delay in February's Daytona 500. Keselowski was the center of attention, and NASCAR seemed trendy and hip. Turns out, now social media bites from the car are not cool with NASCAR, which has fined Keselowski $25,000 for tweeting during Sunday's red-flag period at Phoenix. NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp said that drivers had been told after the Daytona 500 that electronic devices could not be carried inside the race cars going forward, and denied that the fine was actually for the Sprint Cup points leader's profanity-laced remarks at a postrace news conference. Keselowski didn't send out a tweet on his account Tuesday addressing the fine.
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SCHEDULE OF THE DAY
Blue Jays set for spring in Dunedin
The Blue Jays announced their 2013 spring training schedule for home games at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin. Season tickets, group tickets and three-game packages go on sale today. Single-game tickets go on sale next month; call (727) 733-0429 or toll-free 1-800-525-5297 or see dunedinbluejays.com.Schedule (all at 1:05 p.m.):Feb. 24, Orioles; Feb. 25, Red Sox; Feb. 26, Twins; Feb. 27, Astros; March 1, Rays; March 2, Phillies; March 5, Orioles; March 9, Tigers; March 10, Yankees; March 14, Yankees; March 16, Orioles; March 19, Astros; March 22, Red Sox; March 23, Braves; March 25, Phillies; March 26, Pirates.
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CHECK IT OUT
Time to set the alarm early again
As if ESPN's 24-hour college basketball marathon on Tuesday wasn't enough weekday sports for early risers (or people who stay up really late), there's live soccer today as the U.S. national team faces host Russia (10 a.m., ESPN2) in its final match of the year.
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Les Miles was the coach of the two-loss LSU team that won the national title in Division I-A football in 2007. Another coach was named in Sunday's editions.