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Obaika Racing no-shows for Daytona 500 – Yahoo Sports

Obaika Racing no-shows for Daytona 500 – Yahoo Sports

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. Tanner Berryhill (97) during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)MoreIf you’re going to have an event to say you’re going to the Daytona 500, you should probably show up for the race. Especially if that event is less than 48 hours before when you’re supposed to be in Daytona.Obaika Racing held an event at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday to announce its sponsor for the Daytona 500. The team had a black No. 97 car at the Hall of Fame and proudly displayed the company that was set to be on the car in the team’s attempt to make the Feb. 17 race.Yet when the Daytona 500 entry list came out Wednesday evening, Obaika Racing’s No. 97 car with driver Tanner Berryhill was nowhere to be found on it. I...
Report: Magic Johnson to meet with Lakers players amid trade deadline fallout – Yardbarker

Report: Magic Johnson to meet with Lakers players amid trade deadline fallout – Yardbarker

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. The Los Angeles Lakers were fully entrenched in trade deadline drama and intrigue, although the organization failed to land its key target. Now, the team will have to deal with the fallout. With some players reportedly somewhat shaken from being involved in trade deliberations in the team’s aggressive bid to land Anthony Davis, Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson is expected to meet with the entire roster in the coming days, according to two people with knowledge of the situation but not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.The hope is, according to sources relaying details of the planned meeting in Philadelphia over the weekend to The Los Angeles Times, is that such an exchange can help the team reset and refocus for the ...

NBA stressed rest rule, $100K fine to Pelicans over Anthony Davis – ESPN

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. 8:17 PM ETThere have been two behind-the-scenes dramas happening with Anthony Davis over the past week.One was his trade demand from the New Orleans Pelicans. The other was what would happen in the event the Pelicans didn't trade him, which looked more likely by the day. Would New Orleans continue to play Davis or make him a healthy scratch for the rest of the season, as they did for several games before Thursday's trade deadline?Two days before the deadline, Rich Paul, Davis' agent, called the league office and expressed concern that the Pelicans wouldn't play Davis if he weren't traded, sources told ESPN. Paul told the league that Davis wanted to play.Given that a possible injury could affect future trade value and perhaps improve draft positions, there was a growing expectation that...
Transfer QB Justin Fields eligible to play for Buckeyes in 2019 – Yahoo Sports

Transfer QB Justin Fields eligible to play for Buckeyes in 2019 – Yahoo Sports

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. Quarterback Justin Fields played at Georgie last season. (Getty Images)MoreOhio State has won National Signing Day. Transfer quarterback Justin Fields will be eligible to play for the Buckeyes in 2019.Fields, a five-star 2018 recruit who left Georgia after one season, has been granted his immediate eligibility waiver by the NCAA and is the favorite to be new head coach Ryan Day’s starting quarterback for the 2019 season. Fields enrolled at Ohio State in January. The Buckeyes start spring practice March 4.Fields’ appeal for immediate eligibility initially was to be centered on racial slurs that were directed at him by a former Georgia baseball player, who was subsequently dismissed from the team. Fields, who was considered a professional baseball prospect in high school and ...
NCAA grants waiver allowing QB Justin Fields to play for Ohio State Buckeyes in 2019 – ESPN

NCAA grants waiver allowing QB Justin Fields to play for Ohio State Buckeyes in 2019 – ESPN

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. 5:45 PM ETOhio State quarterback Justin Fields has received a waiver from the NCAA and will be eligible to play the 2019 season, the university announced Friday.The waiver allows Fields to forgo the usual one-year waiting period for a transferring student-athlete. He is expected to be the front-runner to win the Buckeyes' starting job when spring practice opens in March.Fields joined Ohio State in January after spending his first semester of college playing for his home-state Georgia Bulldogs. The former five-star prospect threw four touchdown passes and ran for four more while playing sparingly behind starter Jake Fromm last fall."I am happy for Justin and his family," Ohio State coach Ryan Day said. "I also want to express my appreciation to the NCAA for its assistance in getting thi...
QB transfer Justin Fields eligible to play for Ohio State this fall – 10TV

QB transfer Justin Fields eligible to play for Ohio State this fall – 10TV

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. COLUMBUS, Ohio – The transfer waiver application seeking immediate eligibility for student-athlete Justin Fields that The Ohio State University submitted to the NCAA has been approved. Fields will be eligible to compete in the 2019-20 academic year.“I am happy for Justin and his family,” Ohio State head coach Ryan Day said. “I also want to express my appreciation to the NCAA for its assistance in getting this matter resolved efficiently and with such a positive outcome for Justin.”Fields, from Kennesaw, Ga. and Harrison High School, is currently a sophomore and enrolled in classes at Ohio State. He will be a sophomore in eligibility this fall for the Buckeyes after playing in 12 games last season for Georgia.Statement from Justin FieldsI thank God for His ...
NBA trade deadline winners, losers: Lakers left searching for answers after missing on Anthony Davis – Yahoo Sports

NBA trade deadline winners, losers: Lakers left searching for answers after missing on Anthony Davis – Yahoo Sports

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. Normally a piece like this leads with winners.But with apologies to the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors, no NBA trade deadline story matters more than the Los Angeles Lakers failing to secure Anthony Davis.Loser: Los Angeles LakersThe Lakers got their green light when Davis made his intentions clear with his trade demand of the New Orleans Pelicans 10 days before Thursday’s deadline.Now is the time. Or it was. But with the deadline passed and Davis still in New Orleans, the Lakers are left reeling without a second superstar and the sudden realization that their collection of young talent built in recent years doesn’t hold much value.All signs pointed to mutual admiration between Davis and the Lakers. LeBron James and Davis dined. Davis reportedly made his initial lis...
It’s time for Lonzo Ball to ‘fire’ LaVar – The Undefeated

It’s time for Lonzo Ball to ‘fire’ LaVar – The Undefeated

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. Nearly two years after being drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, Lonzo Ball is facing the most critical juncture of his basketball career. As he approaches the next phase in his journey, Ball might have to make a choice that successful stars such as Floyd Mayweather Jr., Beyoncé and Michael Jackson made on their path to greatness: Fire dad. LaVar Ball is not technically his son’s agent. That title belongs to Harrison Gaines, the founder of SLASH Sports and Entertainment, who also represents Lonzo’s brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo. But Gaines worked with LaVar Ball to create the Ball Sports Group, so it’s clear who’s calling the shots and managing Lonzo’s career. After a lengthy hiatus, LaVar Ball emerged this week with comments that not only pissed off ...
Eight Sooners Invited to NFL Combine – Soonersports.com

Eight Sooners Invited to NFL Combine – Soonersports.com

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. NORMAN – Eight Sooners have officially been invited to the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, held Thursday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 3 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. Oklahoma's eight invitees are tied for the fourth-most of any school, headlined by reigning Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray (QB). He is joined by Rodney Anderson (RB), Marquise Brown (WR), Bobby Evans (OL), Cody Ford (OL), Ben Powers (OL), Dru Samia (OL) and Austin Seibert (K). Once again, SoonerSports.com will be on hand in Indy to provide exclusive coverage direct from Lucas Oil Stadium. Take a look back at our coverage from last year's Combine, where Baker Mayfield turned heads en route to becoming the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Stay tuned here and to OU's official social media channe...