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Brad Keselowski Brings Back Massive Glass for Phoenix


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Brad Keselowski (right) celebrates his championship in 2012.

The NASCAR Cup Series championship race at Phoenix on November 7 marked the end of an era for Brad Keselowski. He made his final start for Team Penske, and he used the opportunity to bring back the massive beer glass from his 2012 championship celebration.

Several photos and videos surfaced on social media after Kyle Larson’s championship win that showed Keselowski and his crew toasting by pit road with some Miller Lite. The 2012 champion had his massive Miller Lite glass in hand, bringing his time with Team Penske to a fitting end.

The No. 2 team did not take part in the final drinking session by themselves. They also brought over Keselowski’s teammates in Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney, as well as members of their respective teams. Blaney’s crew chief, Todd Gordon, also took part as he marked

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Phoenix Mercury hold off Chicago Sky in overtime in Game 2 to even WNBA Finals

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Mercury rallied in the fourth quarter Wednesday night and Diana Taurasi starred in overtime to edge the Chicago Sky 91-86 and even the WNBA Finals at 1-1.

Game 3 of the best-of-5 series is Friday in Chicago.

Leading 63-57 after the third quarter, the Sky turned back a Mercury charge led by Taurasi on consecutive 3-pointers by Stefanie Dolson and Allie Quigley and appeared to lead 72-65 with 5:57 left.

After a replay review, though, a Diamond DeShields 3-pointer was ruled to be after the shot clock, cutting the Sky lead to four.

Brianna Turner scored on an alley-oop pass from Skylar Diggins-Smith, followed by a Brittney Griner 3-point play, putting the Mercury ahead 70-69 at 4:39.

Brittney Griner, left, had a game-high 29 points and Skylar Diggins-Smith had 13 for the Mercury in their Game 2 win.

Brittney Griner, left, had a game-high 29 points and Skylar Diggins-Smith had 13 for the Mercury in their Game 2 win.

Quigley answered for the Sky with a 3-pointer,

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Phoenix Rising place Junior Flemmings, Rick Schantz on leave

An alleged anti-gay slur from Phoenix Rising player Junior Flemmings against Collin Martin of the San Diego Loyal, who is openly gay, prompted Martin’s team to walk off the pitch on Wednesday in the USL Championship, the second tier of U.S. pro soccer.

A day later, Phoenix announced that Flemmings was being placed on administrative leave while the team and USL investigate the matter.

Phoenix coach Rick Schantz has also reportedly been placed on leave, though the team claimed it was for an unrelated matter.

In the incident, Flemmings allegedly called Martin a “batty boy,” an anti-gay Jamaican slur. Martin publicly came out in 2018.

Martin informed the referee, who got confused and issued Martin a red card after thinking Martin was using anti-gay language. The confusion was eventually cleared up, but that didn’t stop San Diego from taking a knee at the start of the second half and

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