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NASCAR's two fastest tracks are re-enforcing crossover gates in the wake of the Feb.23 accident at Daytona International Speedway that injured nearly 30 spectators. Daytona and Talladega Superspeedway said the high-banked tracks are installing additional cables at the crossover gates and supplemental tethers between the gate frame and support posts.-

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NCAA title game going to Arlington

The first championship game in the College Football Playoff will be held at Cowboys Stadium. The football palace in Arlington, Texas, beat out Tampa's Raymond James Stadium to host the Jan.12, 2015, game.

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Soccer biter gets 10-match ban

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was handed a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic on the arm during a Premier League game Sunday, one of the most severe sanctions in English soccer history. He is out through the first six games of next season.

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"My 73-year-old dad was visiting and I told my son to help him get his suitcases up the steps. He walks slow and he's got a bad knee. He starts walking and my son turns to me, and he says, 'Dad, he walks just like you.'"

Brad Johnson, 44, former Bucs QB, talking to USA Today about the toll his 17-year NFL career took

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