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Country music legend and noted marijuana aficionado Willie Nelson will receive a fifth-degree black belt on Monday, the day before his 81st birthday.

Nelson will receive his recognition in a ceremony on Monday in Austin, Texas, for the modern Korean martial art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul.

For those that don’t know, Nelson has been practicing martial arts decades ago and has remained a constant in his life.

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What’s the difference between “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” it’s that Fallon can use the term “butt cheeks” to entertain you. It’s WAY better than going over weird newspaper articles and classified. 

While Dale Earnhardt, Jr. may have captured the 2014 Daytona 500 on Sunday evening, that doesn’t mean the 42 other drivers went home empty-handed, if you’re Fallon.

Fallon dusted off his “Athlete Superlatives” bit, which was used on his “Tonight Show” debut with Olympians, and gave some of the well known faces in NASCAR a little roasting.

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1621913_10152218826680821_462602497_nAfter a 6 hour, 22 minute rain delay, the longest in Daytona 500 history, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. maybe the only driver smiling. 

10 years after Earnhardt captured his first victory in NASCAR’s biggest race, he was able to lead Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon, and Brad Keselowksi back to the start/finish line for his second Daytona 500 victory as cars were colliding behind him.

The fourth wreck of the day in Lap 194 forced the Great American Race to a late reset.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Reunited and it feels so good.

You know it’s going to be a good night when Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon share the airways, just as they did Friday night for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. 

Timberlake was Fallon’s lone guest and the two wasted no time getting back into the grove of things, including another amazing History of Rap segment. Check the video after the jump for the fun.

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series welcomed the Budweiser Duels to primetime this year as the two races determined the starting lineup for Sunday’s Daytona 500.

Austin Dillon and Martin Truex, Jr. have already earned spots on the front row for the 56th running of The Great American Race via their qualifying efforts earlier in the week, but the rest of the field has no idea where they will start until after both Duels are complete. Some drivers may have to pack their haulers and head home after.

Redemption was the word to describe the winner of the first duel. Matt Kenseth had a rough week of multiple crashes, only to come back and win Thursday night’s first Duel race, in a photo finish with Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne.  Read the rest of this entry »

20130726_arena2Auburn’s most famous golf alumni, 2013 PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner, would be rather proud of what took place at halftime of the Tigers’  basketball game against Mississippi State.

And you know what would make your first college game a lot better? Getting picked out of the crowd to attempt a putt the length of the floor for a new car and making it despite never having picked up a golf club in your life. 

That happened this weekend at Auburn when Patrick Burch got pulled out of the crowd.

Check out the impressive video after the jump.

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Photo Taken by Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images

Photo Taken by Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images

With the famed No. 3 on his car and the memories of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. on his mind, Austin Dillon took the fabled number out of hibernation and straight to the top at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday afternoon.

Dillon won the Coors Light Pole position for next Sunday’s Daytona 500 with a qualifying speed of 196.019mph.  He edged second-place qualifier Martin Truex, Jr. for the top starting spot, but both drivers are locked into the front row and will lead their respective fields to green in Thursday’s Budweiser Duel at Daytona 150-lap qualifying races.

It’s the fourth time the No. 3 has won the pole for the Daytona 500. Buddy Baker did it in 1969, Ricky Rudd in 1983 and Earnhardt in 1996.

Stay tuned to TSB for the latest NASCAR news.

derek-jeterFacebook should really think about changing their slogan after another athlete took to the social media site to announce their retirement. 

On Wednesday afternoon, Derek Jeter hopped onto his fan page and announced his retirement from MLB and the New York Yankees following the 2014 season, an announcement that is HUGE for the sport but not terribly surprising. 
Jeter is entering his final year of his Yankees contract and will turn 40 in just under 4 months. He is a fantastic player, who sadly missed more of the 2013 season with lower-body injuries. Trying to re-up with one of the powerhouse teams in the league following said injuries would probably bring a string of conversations neither Jeter nor the Yankees front office is willing to have.

danica-patrick-600Danica Patrick gets a lot of attention in NASCAR, but its the big thing that gets people talking: She hasn’t won.

The latest shot on her inability to win in NASCAR came from Richard Petty during a Canada Motorsports Expo.

The legendary driver said the only way Patrick would win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series would be “if everybody else stayed home.” Read the rest of this entry »

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A winter storm has snarled traffic in the Southeast, including Atlanta, leaving people stranded on the highways, stores, and schools overnight; but at least one lucky citizen was rescued…by former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones.

Jones became the MVP when he rode to the rescue of an ex-teammate who was stranded.

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman sent out an SOS on Twitter, and to his surprised had it answered by Jones.

To see how Jones saved Freeman, check after the jump Read the rest of this entry »