Review Category : National Sports

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Paint Scheme for 2016 Revealed

Jonathan Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hendrick Motorsports on Monday revealed the paint scheme Dale Earnhardt Jr. will use for a Sprint Cup Series race next season.

The No. 88 car will be mostly red and prominently feature the brand.

Earnhardt told a fan on Twitter that the inspiration for the design was the paint scheme his late father Dale Earnhardt Sr. used in 1987 for his No. 3 car. will serve as an associate sponsor for Earnhardt’s No. 88 Cup car throughout the 2016 season. It will also serve as a primary sponsor for 10 XFINITY Series races for Earnhardt’s JR Motorsports in 2016.

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Seattle High School Football Player Dies Days After Being Injured

Willard/iStock/ThinkStock(SEATTLE) — A high school football player died at a Seattle hospital Monday, days after he suffered an injury while playing, officials said.

Kenney Bui, a high school senior, died before noon PST Monday, a rep for Harborview Medical Center told ABC News.

Bui, who played wide receiver and defensive back, was injured during the fourth quarter of a Friday night football game, according to ABC affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle.

It was unclear what his injuries were, KOMO-TV said. The cause of death was also not clear and the medical examiner could not immediately be reached for comment.

Susan Enfield, the Superintendent of Highline Public Schools, said in a statement Monday: “It is with great sadness that School Board President Bernie Dorsey and I share with you that TEC High School senior Kenney Bui, who was critically injured in Friday night’s Evergreen v. Highline football game, died this morning.

This is a devastating loss for all of us — Evergreen students, families, and staff, and our entire Highline community.

Our deepest condolences go out to Kenney’s family and all who knew him. Please join us in keeping them in your thoughts and prayers.”

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Yankees Pitcher CC Sabathia Checks into Alcohol Rehab Center

Rich Schultz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia announced on Monday that he is checking into rehab for alcohol abuse.

The news comes a day before the Yankees are set to face off against the Houston Astros in the American League Wild Card Game.

“I love baseball and I love my teammates like brothers, and I am also fully aware that I am leaving at a time when we should all be coming together for one last push toward the World Series,” Sabathia said in a statement. “It hurts me deeply to do this now, but I owe it to myself and to my family to get myself right. I want to take control of my disease, and I want to be a better man, father and player.”

Sabathia thanked the Yankees for their “encouragement and understanding,” and asked for privacy as he and his family “work through this challenge together.”

He said he looks “forward to being out on the field with my team next season playing the game that brings me so much happiness.”

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Miami Dolphins Dismiss Head Coach Joe Philbin

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(MIAMI) — After getting off to a 1-3 start this season, the Miami Dolphins announced on Monday that it has dismissed its head coach, Joe Philbin.

“This was a tough decision for me to make knowing how tirelessly Joe worked in his four years here to make this a winning team. He is a man of the highest character and integrity that I developed a close personal relationship with,” the team’s owner, Stephen Ross, said in a statement.

“I am extremely disappointed with how we have started the season, but I feel confident that we can improve quickly with the talent we have on our roster,” he continued.

Philbin released a statement of his own, thanking Ross, the players and staff, and the fans.

“This is a tremendous organization from top to bottom that has a talented and dedicated staff,” he said.

“It is my hope that the 2015 Miami Dolphins achieve great success both on and off the field,” Philbin added.

While Ross said an interim coach would be announced soon, sources tell ESPN that Dan Campbell, the tight ends coach for the team, has been chosen for the position.

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Washington Nationals Fire Manager Matt Williams

John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Washington Nationals are cleaning house after failing to make it to the playoffs.

Following a season-ending 1-0 loss to the New York Mets on Sunday, the team fired its manager, Matt Williams, along with his coaching staff.

Williams, the 2014 National League Manager of the Year, had been with the Nationals for two seasons. This year, under his supervision, the team went 83-79, finishing seven games behind the Mets in the National League East.

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Kevin Harvick Wins at Dover to Keep Championship Hopes Alive

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(DOVER, Del.) — Kevin Harvick advanced to the second round of the Sprint Cup Series’ Chase on Sunday with a win at Dover International Speedway.

He led 354 laps in taking the AAA 400 in Dover, Delaware. The defending Cup champ is now part of the 12-driver “Contender Round” of NASCAR’s playoffs.

Four drivers were eliminated from the Chase following the conclusion of the “Challenger Round”: six-time champ Jimmie Johnson, Jamie McMurray, Paul Menard and Clint Bowyer.

Here are the top 10 drivers in the AAA 400, held at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware:

1. Kevin Harvick
2. Kyle Busch
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
4. Jamie McMurray
5. Aric Almirola
6. Kasey Kahne
7. Matt Kenseth
8. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
9. Kyle Larson
10. Joey Logano

Here’s a look at the Chase standings entering the “Contender Round”:

1. Matt Kenseth — 3,000 points.
2. Joey Logano — 3,000 points.
3. Denny Hamlin — 3,000 points.
4. Carl Edwards — 3,000 points.
5. Martin Truex Jr. — 3,000 points.
6. Kurt Busch — 3,000 points.
7. Jeff Gordon — 3,000 points.
8. Brad Keselowski — 3,000 points.
9. Kyle Busch — 3,000 points.
10. Ryan Newman — 3,000 points.
11. Dale Earnhardt Jr. — 3,000 points.
12. Kevin Harvick — 3,000 points.
13. Jamie McMurray — 2,098 points.
14. Jimmie Johnson — 2,086 points.
15. Paul Menard — 2,075 points.
16. Clint Bowyer — 2,048 points.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 10/4/15

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —Here’s the latest scores and winners:

Arizona 5, Houston 3


Texas 9, L.A. Angels 2
Baltimore 9, N-Y Yankees 4
Cleveland 3, Boston 1
Detroit 6, Chi White Sox 0
Kansas City 6, Minnesota 1
Seattle 3, Oakland 2
Tampa Bay 12, Toronto 3


Atlanta 6, St. Louis 0 (first game)
Atlanta 2, St. Louis 0 (second game)
Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 0
Colorado 7, San Francisco 3
Philadelphia 7, Miami 2
Chi Cubs 3, Milwaukee 1
L.A. Dodgers 6, San Diego 3
N-Y Mets 1, Washington 0

N-Y Jets 27, Miami 14
Carolina 37, Tampa Bay 23
Atlanta 48, Houston 21
OT Indianapolis 16, Jacksonville 13
Cincinnati 36, Kansas City 21
N-Y Giants 24, Buffalo 10
Chicago 22, Oakland 20
Washington 23, Philadelphia 20
San Diego 30, Cleveland 27
Green Bay 17, San Francisco 3
Denver 23, Minnesota 20
St. Louis 24, Arizona 22
OT New Orleans 26, Dallas 20

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New York Jets Face Miami Dolphins in London

Stephen Pond/Getty Images(LONDON) — American football brings together international fans in London.

National Football League fans from around the world were at Wembley Stadium on Sunday for a huge sell-out game between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins.

In the first half the Jets (2-1) outplayed the Dolphins (1-2) at 20-7.

The game marks the first of three NFL contests to be held in London in 2015.

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New York Jets Ship 350 Rolls of Toilet Paper to London

Al Bello/Getty Images(LONDON) — Will American toilet paper help the New York Jets win in London?

The Jets wanted to make sure they could create a home away from home as much as possible for the game against the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, all the way down to the toilet paper.

According to the New York Times, a shopping list indicates the National Football League team had ordered 350 rolls of toilet paper to be shipped across the pond including other items like specialized cereal and hot sauce.

The writer of the article, Ben Shpigel, told BBC that an intern who visited London a few times had indicated to the team that “the toilet paper was very thin because their plumbing isn’t as good.”

The report also indicates the chef at the London hotel they will be staying at was flown to the U.S. to learn how to adequately prepare food for the team.

“Some may say that’s a little over the top or whatnot, but it didn’t really cost that much, so why not?” Aaron Degerness, the Jets’ senior manager of team operations, told the New York Times. “We’re basically trying to replicate everything that we’re doing here over there.”

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