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Driver Kurt Busch, left, with his girlfriend Ashley Van Metre before getting in his car during qualifying for the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Judge issues no-contact order against NASCAR’s Kurt Busch

A Delaware judge has ordered NASCAR driver Kurt Busch to stay away from his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and not communicate with her.

New York Knicks center Amar'e Stoudemire adjusts his glasses during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Miami.

Report: Knicks, Stoudemire agree to contract buyout

The New York Daily News is reporting that the New York Knicks have agreed to a buyout with Amare Stoudemire.

Baltimore Orioles right fielder Tony Tarasco stretches for the ball as New York Yankees' fan Jeff Maier reaches out to grab it during Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1996. The hit was ruled a home run tying the ballgame 4-4 in the eighth inning.

Glove Maier used to catch Jeter’s 1996 homer up for auction

The glove Jeffrey Maier used to catch Derek Jeter's tying home run against Baltimore in the eighth inning of the 1996 AL Championship Series opener at the original Yankee Stadium will be auctioned.

'MR. CUB:' U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to baseball Hall of Fame player Ernie Banks at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington Nov. 20, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS/LARRY DOWNING

Ernie Banks’ sons question agent’s actions as his caretaker

The twin sons of Ernie Banks contend that his agent and caretaker "coerced" the Chicago Cubs great into signing a new will giving her all of his assets.

FILE - In this July 28, 2005 file photo shows the iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas," sign in Las Vegas, Nev. Backed by the GOP’s most powerful benefactor, Las Vegas has emerged as an early leader in the multi-city fight to host the next Republican National Convention. The competition is far from over as Republican officials weigh nagging concerns about unveiling their next presidential nominee in a place commonly known as “Sin City” in the shadow of Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. Political leaders from competing cities such as Dallas, Kansas City and Denver are emphasizing family values _ a not-so-subtle knock on Las Vegas _ and their own network of billionaire donors as they jockey for any advantage they can find.

Las Vegas Strip to dim lights for Jerry Tarkanian tribute

The lights of the Las Vegas Strip are expected to dim this week for deceased University of Nevada, Las Vegas basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian.

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Retired defenseman Montador found dead at 35

Steve Montador, who played for six NHL teams over 10 seasons, was found dead at his home in Mississauga, Ontario.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories you’ll be talking about today, Monday, Feb. 16. A PLAYOFF WIN…

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Jeff Gordon takes Daytona 500 pole

Jeff Gordon held off team mate Jimmie Johnson to take the pole for the final Daytona 500 of his career.

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Emotional Snedeker wins Pebble Beach by 3 shots

An emotional Brandt Snedeker ended a 17-month title drought.

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PHOTOS: NBA All-Star weekend

The NBA's brightest stars and biggest legends turned out for a star-studded celebration of all things basketball.

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Westbrook leads West to All-Star win

The Oklahoma City Thunder guard showed off his dazzling athleticism to help lead the West to victory.

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NBA All-Star ‘Space Jam’ dunk is outta this world

Zach LaVine channeled Michael Jordan and went between the legs for this amazing play.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook smiles as he answers a question during a news conference during media day for the NBA basketball team in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

Westbrook has 41, West edges East in NBA All-Star Game

Russell Westbrook scored 41 points, one shy of the NBA All-Star Game record, and the Western Conference beat the East 163-158 on Sunday night.

Matt Kenseth (20), Denny Hamlin (11), Kyle Busch (18) and Paul Menard (27) run laps during a practice session for the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.

Jeff Gordon wins pole for final Daytona 500 of his career

Jeff Gordon will start from the pole in his final Daytona 500 of his career.

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2015, file photo, Golden State Warriors executive Jerry West, left, presents All-Star jerseys to guards Klay Thompson (11) and Stephen Curry (30) before the team's NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors’ shooting tandem of Thompson and Curry will own the All-Star spotlight in New York this weekend, both competing in the 3-point contest Saturday night in Brooklyn and then playing for the Western Conference in the All-Star game Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.

Curry wins 3-point contest, LaVine takes dunk competition

Stephen Curry bested Golden State Warriors teammate Klay Thompson and six others to win his first 3-point contest.

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LeBron James elected vice president of NBA player’s union

James was elected unanimously on Friday during the union's annual meeting as part of All-Star weekend.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at some of the biggest plays in sports this week.

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Ex-Ravens RB Rice apologizes for assault

Rice made his apology in a statement addressed to "Dear Baltimore" and said it was not a farewell.

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Plans advance to NFL stadium in L.A.

If voters approve, stadium construction could begin in about a year.

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Little League champs cry foul after stripped of title

The team says it will not voluntarily surrender its championship until it conducts its own investigation into whether it was treated fairly.

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"Clueless," "Jaws," "The Godfather," "Pulp Fiction," and "Animal House" are among the 26 film soundtracks being released on wax.

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Leonardo DiCaprio is not dating Rihanna

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The "Titanic" star has been the focus of growing gossip after he was spotted at several events with the pop singer, including her birthday.

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