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Retired soccer star Lauren Holiday reflects on having brain surgery a month after giving birth
Elliott nips Earnhardt to win second straight Daytona 500 pole

It's impossible to tell the history of NASCAR without mentioning Elliott and Earnhardt. 

As the series shifts into a new era, those distinguished names are out front again and will give the start of the Daytona 500 a throwback feel. 

Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Dodgers trade Vidal Nuno for minor leaguer

The Dodgers have traded left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuno to Baltimore for minor league reliever Ryan Moseley. The team needed to clear space for the impending signing of outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, and Nuno appears to be the casualty.

The Dodgers acquired Nuno from Seattle in November in exchange for backup catcher Carlos Ruiz.

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Hyun-Jin Ryu says he's ready to prove he belongs in the Dodgers' rotation

As Hyun-Jin Ryu clomped down a rain-slicked hill, headed for his first session of live batting practice this spring, a group of fans gathered nearby perked up.

“Good luck this year,” one said as Ryu walked by. “Stay healthy! Stay healthy!”

That task has proved challenging for Ryu in the last two years. He underwent season-stealing shoulder surgery in 2015.

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Getting chatty has made UCLA talk of the town

If recent trends persist, the team that doesn’t like to talk can look back on the time it chattered like teenagers carrying on about the latest photo-sharing app as the moment that changed the trajectory of its season.

UCLA had just been throttled by USC on Jan. 25 when the Bruins lingered in their locker room inside the Galen Center.

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Joey Logano takes advantage of late crash, wins Clash at Daytona

Joey Logano won the Clash at Daytona on Sunday, stealing a victory when leader Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski wrecked on the final lap. 

Hamlin led much of the 75-lap exhibition event, which was postponed a day because of rain, but lost control while trying to block Keselowski just after taking the white flag for the final lap.

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