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A. J. Perez


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Recent articles by A.:

Can gambling boost flagging interest in NASCAR?

Like other sports, NASCAR is looking to legalized sports bettering to help create sustainable interest in its races. → Read More

Top NASCAR drivers seek missing prize: Daytona 500 triumph

Can dominant drivers Kyle Busch or Martin Truex Jr. break through to win a first Daytona 500 or can young pole winner William Byron claim the prize? → Read More

Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano win qualifying Duel races, which set Daytona 500 lineup

The Gander RV Duels will set the lineup for Sunday's Daytona 500, with the winners of each Duel starting on the second row. → Read More

Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman named Daytona 500 honorary starter

Julian Edelman was suspended for four games at the start of the 2018 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. → Read More

Jimmie Johnson to make his NASCAR broadcast debut on FS1

Seven-time Cup champ Jimmie Johnson will make his NASCAR broadcasting debut alongside Kevin Harvick at the Xfinity Series race in Atlanta on Feb. 23. → Read More

NASCAR enters new era with transition from Brian France to new CEO Jim France

Jim France became interim and now permanent chairman and CEO after nephew Brian France was arrested in August for driving while intoxicated. → Read More

Coach K says he had 'no knowledge' of alleged 1999 sexual assault linked to Duke player

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says he didn't know about rape accusation leveled against a former player until Friday. The university is looking into it. → Read More

Lieutenant governor's accuser also says she was raped by a Duke basketball player

Duke investigating allegation that the woman who accused Justin Fairfax of sexual assault also was raped by a basketball player. → Read More

Why has Roger Stone become a critic in NFL concussion settlement?

Ex-associate of President Donald Trump has taken aim at U.S. District Judge who has presided over the settlement and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. → Read More

Super Bowl LIII had record streaming, but overall average viewership was lowest since 2009

New England Patriots' 13-3 win against Los Angeles Rams averaged 100.7 million, including streaming, down 3 percent from last year's game. → Read More

ESPN determined that host Adnan Virk leaked information on MLB negotiations

Adnan Virk had worked at ESPN since 2010 and worked primarily on baseball and college football in recent years. → Read More

Gladys Knight causes Super Bowl prop bet controversy with rendition of national anthem

Gladys Knight's finishing notes on the national anthem resulted in some controversy for those who bet on the song's run-time at offshore books. → Read More

Big-money Super Bowl bets have 'definitely picked up'

'Bettor X' linked to nearly $4 million of Super Bowl bets as other major wagers trickle in on Sunday. → Read More

Roger Clemens' son suing Houston bar over alleged assault

Kacy Clemens, the son of former major league ace Roger Clemens, have filed a lawsuit against a nightclub after he and a friend were assaulted on Jan. 1 → Read More

Illegal bets still rule Super Bowl — even as more states offer regulated action

The eight states that offer sports betting will only account for about 5% of bets placed on Super Bowl LIII. → Read More

Will government shutdown impact security at Super Bowl LIII?

Nancy Pelosi has suggested the State of the Union address be postponed because of security concerns. How about the Super Bowl later that week? → Read More

The Kyler Murray call: Should Heisman Trophy winner choose MLB or NFL?

Kyler Murray has a big decision to make, but the debate over baseball or football is becoming clearer. → Read More

Former MLB All-Star pitcher John Wetteland arrested for child sex abuse

Texas Rangers Hall of Famer John Wetteland was arrested and charged with child sex abuse. → Read More

Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer vows to use Twitter 'more responsibly in the future'

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer said his much-publicized interaction on Twitter "may have had a negative impact" on college student. → Read More

College student says she 'felt harassed' by Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer on Twitter

A Texas State University finance major "cried daily" as her Twitter interaction with Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer escalated. → Read More