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HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- The NASCAR life is nearly over for Danica Patrick. The racing life too. But not without two legitimate opportunities to win. That realization came months ago to Patrick, but that didn't stop her from crying when she announce

2017-11-17 14:56:51.467

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- The NASCAR life is nearly over for Danica Patrick. The racing life too. But not without two legitimate opportunities to win. That realization came months ago to Patrick, but that didn't stop her from crying when she announce



HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. has lived a charmed life, a blessed life, at times a surreal life and for sure an unusual life. The son of a seven-time NASCAR Cup champion, Earnhardt never attended a Daytona 500 until he raced in one. In on

2017-11-17 11:05:36.207

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. has lived a charmed life, a blessed life, at times a surreal life and for sure an unusual life. The son of a seven-time NASCAR Cup champion, Earnhardt never attended a Daytona 500 until he raced in one. In on



There are times in my life when I could be viewed as a purist. I appreciate tradition, adhere to structure, and I always have. I've adjusted the way I think about things as I've grown older, the same way mature companies must adjust and alter their

2017-11-17 09:07:08.423

There are times in my life when I could be viewed as a purist. I appreciate tradition, adhere to structure, and I always have. I've adjusted the way I think about things as I've grown older, the same way mature companies must adjust and alter their



Hello, and welcome to the Weekly Reader, which will run every Friday and collect news and views from around the hockey world on the week's biggest stories. Seen something worth highlighting here? Hit me at greg.wyshynski@espn.com, or do the same if y

2017-11-17 06:30:20.673

Hello, and welcome to the Weekly Reader, which will run every Friday and collect news and views from around the hockey world on the week's biggest stories. Seen something worth highlighting here? Hit me at greg.wyshynski@espn.com, or do the same if y



Part of Martin Truex Jr. absolutely wants to win the NASCAR Cup title for his longtime girlfriend, Sherry Pollex. Few would blame him. When Pollex, 38, prays, she doesn't just pray for her cancer to go into remission. "This is sad, but you pra

2017-11-16 10:32:31.593

Part of Martin Truex Jr. absolutely wants to win the NASCAR Cup title for his longtime girlfriend, Sherry Pollex. Few would blame him. When Pollex, 38, prays, she doesn't just pray for her cancer to go into remission. "This is sad, but you pra



1. A lesson (hopefully) learned The PGA Tour is in the midst of making changes to the FedEx Cup "playoffs," and any alterations to the format can't come soon enough -- especially in light of what happened Sunday on the PGA Tour Champions. It was th

2017-11-15 09:43:34.243

1. A lesson (hopefully) learned The PGA Tour is in the midst of making changes to the FedEx Cup "playoffs," and any alterations to the format can't come soon enough -- especially in light of what happened Sunday on the PGA Tour Champions. It was th



Rule changes enacted after the 2005 lockout, including removing the red line for the two-line pass, helped transform NHL games into nightly track meets. Today's game is faster than ever, and features a lot less clutching and grabbing. ESPN.com

2017-11-16 08:17:31.217

Rule changes enacted after the 2005 lockout, including removing the red line for the two-line pass, helped transform NHL games into nightly track meets. Today's game is faster than ever, and features a lot less clutching and grabbing. ESPN.com



There's no use fighting it. Not even the traditional calendar has a chance. The 2017 Thoroughbred racing season, as far as championships go, lasted 10 months and a few days, effectively ending the moment Win the Space trundled home last in the Breede

2017-11-16 07:04:25.420

There's no use fighting it. Not even the traditional calendar has a chance. The 2017 Thoroughbred racing season, as far as championships go, lasted 10 months and a few days, effectively ending the moment Win the Space trundled home last in the Breede



The last two weeks have seen "Thor Ragnarok" and "Justice League" invade our cineplexes, which got me wondering: Was there a superhero proxy for each NHL team this season? For this week's Power Rankings -- voted, as always, by ESPN's panel of experts

2017-11-16 04:12:24.297

The last two weeks have seen "Thor Ragnarok" and "Justice League" invade our cineplexes, which got me wondering: Was there a superhero proxy for each NHL team this season? For this week's Power Rankings -- voted, as always, by ESPN's panel of experts



The two most frightening things I've witnessed in the past few weeks: That scene in "Stranger Things 2" with the monster and the cat (you know the one), and watching Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers absolutely toy with teams i

2017-11-15 07:24:33.903

The two most frightening things I've witnessed in the past few weeks: That scene in "Stranger Things 2" with the monster and the cat (you know the one), and watching Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers absolutely toy with teams i



If Kevin Harvick had tweeted a GIF of a bull running through a crowd before the 2017 playoffs, many people probably would have laughed. It's really hard to play the bull when the best in the crowd can just outrun you. With just 567 laps led in th

2017-11-14 16:16:30.837

If Kevin Harvick had tweeted a GIF of a bull running through a crowd before the 2017 playoffs, many people probably would have laughed. It's really hard to play the bull when the best in the crowd can just outrun you. With just 567 laps led in th



Kyle Busch usually loves to hear when he accomplishes something other drivers haven't. But don't bother telling the 2015 NASCAR Cup champion that he is the first driver to advance to the championship round of the playoffs in three consecutive years s

2017-11-14 16:42:43.310

Kyle Busch usually loves to hear when he accomplishes something other drivers haven't. But don't bother telling the 2015 NASCAR Cup champion that he is the first driver to advance to the championship round of the playoffs in three consecutive years s



What are the season's biggest moments for each top 25 team? So far, there has been just about everything, from miracle comebacks to a kicker sliding in the grass celebrating a game-winning kick, to great individual performances. 1. Alab

2017-11-14 12:10:12.953

What are the season's biggest moments for each top 25 team? So far, there has been just about everything, from miracle comebacks to a kicker sliding in the grass celebrating a game-winning kick, to great individual performances. 1. Alab



Brad Keselowski has little momentum as he heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend to battle for the championship. He doesn't worry about that. Momentum, he says, is overrated. He might have experienced a little karma as he continues to someh

2017-11-14 10:21:10.993

Brad Keselowski has little momentum as he heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend to battle for the championship. He doesn't worry about that. Momentum, he says, is overrated. He might have experienced a little karma as he continues to someh



It was early autumn 2010 and Lance McGrew just wanted some pizza. The crew chief of the No. 88 Chevrolet slipped into the local Italian buffet, a quiet joint in Concord, North Carolina, near his office at Hendrick Motorsports, figuring he could throw

2017-11-14 09:01:59.470

It was early autumn 2010 and Lance McGrew just wanted some pizza. The crew chief of the No. 88 Chevrolet slipped into the local Italian buffet, a quiet joint in Concord, North Carolina, near his office at Hendrick Motorsports, figuring he could throw



Welcome to a new feature here at ESPN: the best player in the world of the week. Each Tuesday, we'll honor the skater or goalie from around the hockey world -- every league, every level, every player -- who had the best previous week, Monday through

2017-11-14 08:22:58.127

Welcome to a new feature here at ESPN: the best player in the world of the week. Each Tuesday, we'll honor the skater or goalie from around the hockey world -- every league, every level, every player -- who had the best previous week, Monday through