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Eddie Aikau big wave surfing event returns after 7 years

HONOLULU, Feb. 26 (UPI) — The most prestigious and longest running big wave event in the world returned after a seven-year lull, and the waves were worth the wait. The 2015/2016 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Invitational contest brought giant 50-foot waves into Oahu’s tiny Waimea Bay on Thursday. Hawaii’s John Florence, at 23, became the youngest surfer to ...

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Roddy White's future still up in air with Atlanta Falcons

INDIANAPOLIS — Is Roddy White staying or going? Falcons coach Dan Quinn could not shine any light Wednesday on the future of wide receiver Roddy White. “Not yet,” Quinn said. “He’s somebody that we certainly know that we have a lot of respect and admiration for. As we are building this team together, he and some other players go on ...

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Novak Djokovic wins 700th career match

Novak Djokovic became the 12th player in the Open era to win 700 career ATP World Tour matches with his 6-1, 6-2 victory over Malek Jaziri in the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday. “Every milestone is special and it gives you an extra incentive and motivation to play well,” Djokovic told ATPWorldTour.com. “Being a ...

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Philadelphia Eagles release LB DeMeco Ryans

The Philadelphia Eagles released veteran linebacker DeMeco Ryans on Wednesday. The move saves the Eagles $3.5 million in salary-cap space. Ryans, 31, restructured his contract before last season and got a $2 million signing bonus on his new deal that extended through 2016. Ryans also became expendable with new head coach Doug Pederson and coordinator Jim Schwartz switching to a ...

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NASCAR sets records for fan engagement during Daytona 500

Sunday’s Daytona 500 provided fans with the closest finish in the history of the Great American Race when winner Denny Hamlin edged runner-up Martin Truex Jr. by .010 seconds — roughly four inches on the track. But Hamlin’s impressive victory at Daytona International Speedway wasn’t the only record-setting event of the day. On Wednesday, NASCAR released social media numbers generated ...

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Jeff Fisher still getting bearings after Rams' move to LA

INDIANAPOLIS — For Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher, the last month has been a whirlwind since the team was approved for relocation from St. Louis. How much of a whirlwind? “The only thing I’ve adjusted,” Fisher joked Wednesday, “is sleep. I’m not sleeping.” That said, there has been one major change. A member of the NFL’s competition committee, Fisher ...

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