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One weekend, three celebrity weddings

Wedding bells rang for three different celebrity couples over Labor Day weekend.

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Ferrer, Sharapova stunned at US Open

Fourth seed David Ferrer was sent crashing out of the U.S. Open by Frenchman Gilles Simon on Sunday, becoming the biggest men's scalp to be taken so far during the final grand slam of the tennis season, while former women's champion Maria Sharapova also exited.

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Tony Stewart's return to NASCAR cut short

What started as a deeply emotional race for Tony Stewart ended prematurely when a blown tire cut short his return to NASCAR.

Stewart came back to competition Sunday for the first time since his car struck and killed another driver on August 9.

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Domestic violence charge for 49ers' McDonald

The National Football League's new domestic violence policy will be tested just three days after it was implemented by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

San Jose, California, police arrested the San Francisco 49ers' starting defensive end Ray McDonald on Su...

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Sports betting vs. stock market

Sports gamblers have lots in common with stock market investors. They both believe they can predict the future, and they sometimes fall into the trap of making decisions with their hearts instead of their brains. And of course, they both hate to lose. But don't let those similarities fool you.

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Pro wrestlers shake things up in North Korea

The crowd cheers as the stars make their way to the ring for first pro-wrestling bout North Korea has seen in almost 20 years.

Back then, we're told the spectators thought the action was real.

Now, they're more savvy, and appreciative, clapping loudly ...

Michael Sam, NFL preseason debut

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Rams waive openly gay player Michael Sam

The St. Louis Rams announced Saturday that Michael Sam, who made history as the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, has been waived and did not make the team's final 53-man roster.

Sam, an All-American defensive end who played for the ...

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College-athlete pay case nearly didn't happen

College football is changing. About half of the players who put on pads and helmets this weekend will have the opportunity to make money from their sport before they graduate.

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Tony Stewart: Racing will help me get through

Tony Stewart says he took the last three weekends off to respect the family of the driver that his race car struck and killed this month, and to deal with his own emotions.

Returning to NASCAR racing this weekend, he says, will help him cope.


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U.S Open: Venus Williams loses epic encounter

Venus Williams was the first former champion to fall on Friday at the U.S. Open.

The American lost an epic encounter with world No. 13 Sara Errani as the Italian came through 6-0 0-6 7-6.

Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova, also former winners at Flushi...

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NASCAR driver Tony Stewart

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Tony Stewart says Ward's death will affect him forever

Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York.

Former UVA star Gragnani named Carolina League All-Star

Former UVA star Gragnani named Carolina League All-Star

The Salem Red Sox have a one-game lead in the Southern Division with six games left in the regular season. A big reason they're in the playoff hunt is because of UVA product, Reed Gragnani.

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart

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Tony Stewart to return to racing Sunday at Atlanta

Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus after his car struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.

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Relative of iconic Oak Tree to come to VIR

Just when employees at Virginia International Raceway thought they'd never have a relative of the iconic Oak Tree on the grounds again, there's hope.

Team Hendrick tests at Martinsville Speedway

With the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship just a few weeks away one of the sports marquee teams, Hendrick Motorsports, hit the track at the Martinsville Speedway today for a little testing session.


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NASCAR releases 2015 schedule

Darlington Raceway will return to its traditional Labor Day weekend date next season in one of the few significant changes to NASCAR's 2015 Sprint Cup Series schedule.

A car dealership wants to buy Calfee park in Pulaski County

Pulaski County could be on the verge of an economic surge

A car dealership says it wants to buy Calfee Park and pay for repairs needed at the facility

Joey Logano

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Logano edges Keselowski for first win at Bristol

Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.








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