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Daytona 500 Ratings Hit 5-Year High; Viewership Spikes In Cities

The Daytona 500 posted its strongest TV ratings since 2008, thanks to a buildup of attention drawn by Danica Patrick's history-making pole position and a horrendous crash during a race at the track Saturday. The biggest gains in viewership seem to have come in big cities.
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Smoking Ban Extended Inside Orioles, Ravens Stadiums

Baltimore sports fans will subjected to the smell of smoke no longer, as Maryland officials have banned smoking inside the stadiums of both the Ravens and the Orioles.

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NASCAR Under Fire After Crash Injures Dozens Of Fans

The big NASCAR news this weekend wasn't Jimmie Johnson's victory in the Daytona 500 or Danica Patrick's 8th place finish, the highest ever for a woman. A huge crash at the end of Saturday's Nationwide 400 in Daytona injured more than 30 fans and put a pall on NASCAR's biggest event. Audie Cornish talks to Ryan McGee, senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.
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101-Year-Old 'Turbaned Tornado' Retires From Running

Fauja Singh, who completed a marathon at the age of 100, participated in his last race Sunday. He finished the 6.2-mile course in Hong Kong in 1 hour, 32 minutes and 28 seconds.
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The Media Frenzy Surrounding Oscar Pistorius

South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius is accused of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in their Pretoria home. The trial has set off a media frenzy and the coverage varies widely around the globe and in sports publications.
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Jimmie Johnson Wins Daytona 500 For 2nd Time

Five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson reclaimed his spot at the top with a late push in Sunday's race. Danica Patrick was the first woman to start from the pole, but she went on to finish eighth.

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