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Wimbledon in Review

AKIE BERMISS: Summary here.

CHRIS PUMMER: This month’s Wimbledon represented an end of an era for viewers, who have benefited from terrific coverage on NBC for the last 43 years. The tournament signed a new 12-year deal with ESPN, which will show move live matches. Continue reading

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NASCAR 10 years after Dale Earnhardt Sr.

CHRIS PUMMER: Of course the NASCAR season began Sunday with its signature event, the Daytona 500. Besides the fact that a rookie racer won it this year, there’s been significance attached because it was at Daytona where Dale Earnhardt Sr. was killed 10 years ago. I’ve been reading about how a lot of people attribute the dip in NASCAR’s popularity and profitability outside of the general economic downturn to the void Earnhardt’s death left among the ranks of NASCAR’s stars.

Was he really such a transcendent figure for the sports? I don’t know that I buy this argument. Continue reading

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