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6-man rotations? Piggybacking starters? Pitching…

Even with major leaguers likely to receive some semblance of another spring training to get ready, teams are going to have to be creative with how they handle starting pitchers whenever baseball returns

NFL team owners vote to expand playoffs to 14…

NFL team owners have voted to expand the playoffs by one team in each conference for a total of 14 next season

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Fernando Alonso - Toyota Hilux Dakar - test

After winning twice at Le Mans and proclaiming Endurance World Champion, the Asturian Toyota driver took the wheel of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Hilux Dakar for the first time in an exclusive test in the legendary Kalahari desert. Alonso carried out throughout 2019 an intense preparation program for the 2020 Dakar, his debut in the world's toughest rally. In his first Dakar, Fernando Alonso signed a remarkable performance, with the same pace as the favorites in most of the stages, being the fastest driver of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in several stages and finishing the test among the top thirteen of the general classification . March 28, 2020 marks the first year of Fernando Alonso's first test at the wheel of the Toyota Hilux Dakar, which would ultimately become the start of the learning that led the Asturian Toyota driver to debut in the Dakar, the toughest rally in the world. Alonso carried out two exclusive days of testing in the mythical Kalahari desert to begin discovering the secrets of how to drive a rally-raid car.

Mother sentenced to 7 months in college…

A California woman has been sentenced to seven months in prison for paying bribes to rig her two daughters' college admissions exams and get one of them into Georgetown University as a fake tennis recruit

Durant, Young highlight players-only NBA 2K…

Kevin Durant and Trae Young will lead a 16-player field of NBA players in an NBA 2K20 tournament airing on ESPN

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Crosby, McDavid favorites again in NHLPA annual…

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is still regarded as the NHL’s top forward while Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby holds sway again in numerous categories among his peers

2020 Audi A4 Design Preview

The A4 represents the core of the brand - after four years in the making, Audi has made the successful midsize model even tauter and sportier. Its exterior is integrated into the brand's new design language; the large MMI touch display offers the kind of operating experience customers will be familiar with from their smartphone. Many engine options now come with mild-hybrid systems (MHEV) - efficiency and comfort benefit from this broad-based electrification. This also applies to the Audi S4 TDI, with a V6 TDI under the hood for the first time, a 48-volt main electrical system and an electric powered compressor (EPC), which lends its beefy acceleration even more spontaneity. This combination of power, torque and efficiency makes it unique in the segment. The midsize model looks even more dynamic and sophisticated thanks to the sportier design highlights. The Singleframe grille is now broader and flatter; horizontal lines emphasize the width at the front and rear. The side view is defined by the distinctive muscles above the fenders and the lower set shoulder line in between. They form strong contours above the wheels and make the quattro genes outwardly visible. LED headlights now come standard in the Audi A4; the top-of-the-line headlights feature the Matrix LED technology with fully automatic high beam. The equipment line concept is equally new: basic, advanced and S line are now available for the exterior, not to mention the independent look of the S models and the A4 allroad quattro. Customers can choose from 12 paint colors, including a new terra gray option.

MLB extends support to minor leaguers through May

Major League Baseball is extending its financial support to minor league players through May while suspending their contracts because of the new coronavirus pandemic

NCAA throws baseball coaches a curve with added…

The NCAA's popular decision to extend spring sports athletes' eligibility a year because of the coronavirus pandemic is causing consternation for baseball coaches

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Barcelona won't reach record revenue because of…

Barcelona was on track for a record season in revenues