The Detroit Lions announced today that they have signed free agent DE Corey Wootton to a one-year contract. Additional contract terms were not disclosed.
Wootton joins the Lions after spending the 2014 season with the Minnesota Vikings, where he played in 15 games along the defensive line rotation and totaled 16 tackles (11 solo) and one sack. He entered the NFL with the Chicago Bears in 2010 and spent four seasons with the team (2010-13). In 2012 he recorded a career-high seven sacks.
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Catching You Up to Speed in NASCAR Happenings
by Sherri-Lee Breaton
From the files of “In case you missed it”…. Here is some of the goings on around the NASCAR world of late.
All was right in Earnhardt Nation. Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrated in victory lane at Talladega Superspeedway for the first time in more than a decade this past weekend. It was a bittersweet victory for Jr. coming only a few days after celebrating his late father’s birthday.
Jeff Gordon revealed this week while gearing up for practice at the Kansas Motor Speedway that he considers Jimmie Johnson the best driver he has raced against in his career. While some fans make take offense to that, he meant as an overall driver. He acknowledged Dale Earnhardt Sr. as the best restrictor-plate driver and Rusty Wallace as the best short track driver. That’s a pretty amazing group of talented choices coming from an equally incredibly impressive driver who has had 92 career wins and four championships himself.
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Windsor, Ontario – The first pre-registration night will be taking place at Abars, 7880 Riverside Dr E., Windsor on Thursday, May 28th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
The second pre-registration night will be held at Colchester Bar and Grill, 67 County Rd 50 W., Harrow on Thursday, June 11th from 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Riders can also register in advance at Thunder Road Harley-Davidson during regular store hours between May 7th-June 10th.
Event day registration begins at 9 a.m. at Thunder Road Harley-Davidson.
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT CONCERNING FOOTBALLS USED DURING THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ON JANUARY 18, 2015
By: PAUL, WEISS, RIFKIND, WHARTON & GARRISON LLP
Theodore V. Wells, Jr.
Brad S. Karp
Lorin L. Reisner
The following excerpts are from the 243 page investigative report issued May 6, 2015.
Please be advised that the following contains language that may be offensive to some readers.
VIII. Conclusions Regarding the Game Balls Used by the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game
Based on the evidence developed in connection with the investigation and summarized in this Report, we have concluded that it is more probable than not that New England Patriots personnel participated in violations of the NFL Playing Rules and were involved in a deliberate attempt to circumvent those rules.
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Signature strolling food and wine event featuring Detroit’s top restaurants.
DETROIT- VIP Tickets for the third annual Taste of the Lions presented by Ford at Ford Field on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 are SOLD OUT. The strolling food and wine event will feature more than 20 of Metro Detroit’s top restaurants and an opportunity to meet the 2015 Detroit Lions.
General admission tickets ($175), which include a commemorative gift.
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Josh Sheehan achieved a landmark feat this week by becoming the first person to ever land a triple backflip on a motocross bike. The spectacular World’s First took place at Nitro Circus founder Travis Pastrana’s “Pastranaland” complex in Maryland.
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Major League Baseball today marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Cincinnati Reds.
MLB’s All-Star Balloting Program is the largest of its kind in professional sports. Nearly 160 million ballots have been cast over the past five years, including a record 40.2 million ballots cast in 2012. In addition, over 300 million votes were submitted in 2014.
For the first time, the All-Star Balloting Program will be conducted exclusively online. Beginning today, fans around the world can cast their votes for starters 35 times exclusively at MLB.com and all 30 Club web sites – online or via their mobile devices – with the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.
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