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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Regan Smith got “redemption,” today by edging out last year's winner Brad Keselowski by .013 seconds for the green-white-checkered win in Saturday’s DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway.

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Richard Sherman, DB, Seattle Seahawks

Joe Copenhaver, Wooster, Ohio sheriff's deputy and guest sports blogger / Headline Surfer®By JOE COPENHAVER
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WOOSTER, Ohio -- To most football fans, the NFC Championship game will likely be remembered more for the post-game ranting of Seahawks DB Richard Sherman than the game itself, which saw Seattle outlast the San Francisco 49ers, 23-17, to punch its ticket to today's Super Bowl match-up with the Denver Broncos.

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Richard Sherman, the Seattle Seahawks defensive back, turns post-game interview with Fox's Erin Andrews into a rant. So what does Fox Sports producers do? They go to Sherman twice more in post-game coverage.

LAKE MARY, Fla. -- How many of you out there in TV land watching the fast-paced post game with the Seattle' s thrilling victory over the San Francisco 49ers were sickened by defensive back Richard Sherman's rant with Fox's Erin Andrews?

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01 team with Scott Pruett wins 2013 Rolex at Daytona / Headline Surfer®

DAYTONA BEACH -- The Daytona 500 was the first 500-mile race to be televised live flag-to-flag on network television when it was broadcast by CBS.< Fast forward 25 years to the present and Fox Sp[orts is doing the dame thing with the Rolex -- sort of.

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Alex Rodriguez suspended from baseball for 162 games / Headline Surfer®

LAKE MARY -- The 162-game suspension handed out today against New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez for the upcoming season, including any post-season games, may be a major blow to the Yankee line-up, but it is a big victory for Major League Baseball and for the fans.

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Rendering of Daytona International; Speedway with $400M upgrade under way / Headline Surfer®Graphic for Headline Surfer® /
This rendering shows what Daytona International Speedway will look like from the street in 2016 after the $400 million Daytona Rising modernization project is completed.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Officials with Daytona International Speedway are keeping their fingers crossed that a bill unanimously passed today by the Florida Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee providing $60 million in tax incentives for the Speedway will continue making its way through the Legislature and eventual passage in the Spring.

The bill would provide tens of millions more for other sports stadiums throughout the Sunshine State, including the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars as well as a new soccer facility in Orlando.

"We're certainly thrilled the bill passed in the Senate committee," Speedway spokesman Lenny Santiago told Headline Surfer® in a telephone interview this afternoon.

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Officials: Project won't hinder track from being race ready for Rolex 24 

Construction is well underway with the $400 million renovation of Daytona International Speedway / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer videos®

DAYTONA BEACH – Officials at Daytona International Speedway said they are confident enough of the preliminary work has been completed in the mammoth renovation and upgrade of the word-famous track that it will be "race ready" for the fans and their love of restrictor-plate racing in the Daytona 500.

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Dennis Scott of the Orlando Magic / Headline Surfer®Orlando Magic's Nick Anderson / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® /
Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler, NBA Photos/Getty Images / At far left, former Magic great Dennis Scott is shown in the original Magic jersey.
Photo from NBA Photos/Getty Images / In the inset, former Magic great Nick Anderson, is shown in the original Jersey as well.

ORLANDO -- In celebration of the Magic's 25th anniversary season, the team will don the original signature-black, pin-striped jersey with throwback team logos worn through the 1989-94 seasons, starting with tonight's matchup with the Miami Heat.

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Stetson University promotes tennis expert / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / Christophe Noblet's tennis expertise has earned him a coaching promotion at Stetson University.

DELAND -- Stetson University Director of Tennis Pierre Pilote announced that Christophe Noblet has been promoted to associate Head men’s and women’s tennis coach effective today.

“Christophe has done very well so far and is very worthy of this promotion,” Pilote said. “Both the men’s and women’s teams will benefit from his new role within the program."

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