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NASCAR Sprint Cup series at Pocono Raceway: Denny Hamlin is a four-time winner at Pocono, which is a solid foundation from which to start the first of what could be six races without his crew chief, Darian Grubb, and car chief, Wesley Sherrill.

Second-year coach Dave Doeren believes the Wolfpack learned from a difficult 2013 season.

Charlotte Catholic held its first football practice of the 2014 season in the pouring rain Friday morning.

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