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Jay Hart is a Senior Editor for Yahoo! Sports.

  • Britt McHenry vs. Advanced Towing: Which side are you on?

    So by now you may have heard about/seen the Britt McHenry video where the ESPN reporter berates a tow truck company employee.

    On the video, which you can see below, McHenry says some brutal stuff, like insulting the woman's weight, lack of education, number of teeth … pretty low-brow and not all that clever stuff from someone bragging about her "brain."

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    Apparently this isn't the first time she's shared a high opinion of herself while beating someone else up verbally.

    Anyway, McHenry issued an apology and, as is its M.O., ESPN suspended her for a week, whatever that means.

    But here's the thing: Did the tow truck company sort of deserve a takedown, albeit one with a lot less entitlement and a little more, shall we say, creativity than the one McHenry offered up?

    A quick glance at Advanced Towing Arlington's Yelp page reveals a bit of a trend: apparently they lurk around area parking lots, waiting for the owners to leave, then swoop in to tow

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  • Tiger Woods says bone 'popped out' after injury at Masters

    Tiger Woods injured his right wrist on the ninth hole at Augusta National on Sunday of the Masters after his club clipped a root while hitting a shot out of the pine straw.

    Apparently, that injury required Woods to play doctor on course. Afterwards, Woods had a quite graphic explanation about what happened: "A bone kind of popped out and a joint kind of went out of place, but I put it back in."

    "Really?" asked CBS's Bill Macatee.

    "Yeah," Tiger said nonchalantly.

      

    Woods managed to make par on the hole, but grabbed the ball out of the cup and tipped his cap with his left hand. As he made his way toward the 10th tee, a fan reached out for a fist bump, which Woods reciprocated with his off hand.

    Woods winced again after hitting his tee shot on No. 10 – his first swing after the approach shot on No. 9. He wound up bogeying the 10th to move him back to 4-under in the Masters.

    Later he explained the injury this way: "I didn't know there was a tree root there. I drove my hand or drove the club

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  • No more perfect NCAA tournament brackets left

    Millions of brackets filled out, and not a single one in Yahoo Sports' Tourney Pick'em game made it out of the first round unscathed.

    Of those millions, CharlieM's Choice Bracket and My Impressive Bracket were the last two standing. Until Iowa – Game 27 of the tournament – took them out by beating Davidson 83-52.

    Last year, one bracket made it through Round 1 (yeah, we're calling it Round 1) perfect. In fact, Brad Binder went 36-for-36 before getting tripped up.Davidson falling to Iowa took out the last two remaining perfect brackets. (AP)Davidson falling to Iowa took out the last two remaining perfect brackets. (AP)

    The biggest bracket buster this year – UAB, the 14-seed in the South Region, which knocked off Iowa State early Thursday. A full 96 percent of Yahoo users picked Iowa St. to advance.

    Even after two more upsets, including another victory by a 14-seed (Georgia St.), a little over 2,600 perfect brackets remained. But by the end of Day 1 (and after another semi-upset, No. 10 Ohio St. over No. 7 VCU), the number of perfect brackets was down to 65.

    By mid-afternoon Friday, that number whittled down to three – impreza, My Impressive

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  • NCAA tournament: Millions of brackets busted in less than five hours

    SMU's Ryan Manuel sits on the court after being upset by UCLA. (USAT)SMU's Ryan Manuel sits on the court after being upset by UCLA. (USAT)The 2015 NCAA tournament kicked off at 12:15 p.m. ET, with millions of perfect brackets. By 5:20, just 2,643 remained in Yahoo Sports Tourney Pick'em game.

    It all started with UAB, the 14 seed in the South Region, stunning No. 3 seeded Iowa St. That wiped out 96 percent of Yahoo Sports brackets, 16 percent of which had ISU going all the way to the Final Four.

    About an hour later, 14th-seeded Georgia St. and their jumping-bean coach sent third-seeded Baylor packing with a 3-pointer R.J. Hunter will never forget. Ninety-three percent of Yahoo users had Baylor advancing to the second round, and with that just 10,637 perfect brackets remained.

    Then came UCLA, an 11 seed going up against sixth-seeded SMU. The Bruins eked out a 1-point win thanks to a controversial goaltending call – on a 3-pointer! – with only 11 seconds remaining. Sixty-eight percent had SMU winning that one.

    Another 8,000 bit the dust, whittling the number of perfect brackets down to 2,643. And the evening sessions hadn't

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  • Bad 24 hours for Aaron Hernandez as prosecution narrows in on missing murder weapon

    Where there had been a gun before, there was no longer a gun.

    Video footage showing Shayanna Jenkins leaving her and Aaron Hernandez's home clutching a black plastic bag.

    Paying housekeepers with a check, not cash.

    Housecleaner Carla Barbosa points to Aaron Hernandez as she testifies. (AP)Housecleaner Carla Barbosa points to Aaron Hernandez as she testifies. (AP)For most of the nearly four weeks of the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez, prosecutor William McCauley has presented the jury with a litany of seemingly inconsequential testimony. Jurors have learned that Attleboro is south of North Attleboro, that Comfort Suites is a hotel, that video showing a police officer ringing a door bell was, in fact, a police officer ringing a door bell.

    However, the last 24 hours have been damning for the defense of the former New England Patriots star, as McCauley has used testimony of three housekeepers to strengthen his contention that on June 18, 2013, the day after Odin Lloyd was found dead, Shayanna Jenkins removed from their basement the weapon her fiancé used to murder Lloyd.

    Monday, two housekeepers testified that on multiple occasions

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  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Chalk this one up to a guy who's been married for about two months.

    Joey Logano, about an hour removed from winning the Daytona 500, is sitting on the dais inside the media center at Daytona International Speedway.

    Standing some 20 feet to his left is his wife Brittany, whom he married back in December.

    On his left hand, his wedding band. On his right, a giant ring he'd just received for winning the Great American Race.

    Now let's go to the Q&A:

    Question: Given your track record with rings, what are you going to do with that one (the Daytona ring)?

    (Logano lost his wedding ring on his honeymoon when he flipped his kayak in Costa Rica.)

    Still, a veteran in the marriage world would have swatted this softball over the fence.

    I'll keep it somewhere safe …

    I'll wear it tonight, but really, I already have the most important ring right here …

    It's special, but it's not as special as this one …

    Here's how Logano handled it:

    "This one is harder to replace, I think."

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  • How Jeff Gordon became the face of NASCAR

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A year after Jeff Gordon won the inaugural Brickyard 400, NASCAR's first foray at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Sr. was making the talk show rounds celebrating his own victory there in 1995.

    Sitting on Jay Leno's couch, Earnhardt, as only he could, explained that while "Wonder Boy" won it first, he was the first "man" to win the Brickyard.

    And so it was for Gordon who'd infiltrated a world that, to that point, hadn't really had to deal with anyone like him. Which is to say, a kid from California who dared to not only to show up, but win too.

    Earnhardt didn't mind tweaking him, while fans loved to boo him – a lot.

    It's a starting point that makes the ending such a remarkable story.

    Twenty years later, as Gordon preps for the final Daytona 500 (where he'll start on the pole) in the final season of a brilliant career, he is unquestionably the face of the sport. Those boos, mostly gone, have been replaced by respect.

    Jeff Gordon leaves having

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  • Aaron Hernandez Trial Day 3: Stirring testimony pits sister against sister

    As Shaneah Jenkins sat in Aaron Hernandez's living room, just hours after learning her boyfriend Odin Lloyd had been found murdered, her sister Shayanna, Hernandez's fiancée, was acting "secretive" and "not normal."

    Shayanna was fielding phone calls and responding with one-word answers, Shaneah Jenkins testified Tuesday in the trial against Hernandez who is charged with Lloyd's murder. At one point, Shaneah testified, Shayanna slipped down to the basement with a black plastic bag in her hand. Shaneah Jenkins (Reuters) Shaneah Jenkins (Reuters)

    Moments later, Shaneah looked out a window and saw her sister in the backyard walking toward the house. Shortly thereafter, Shayanna came up the stairs, returned to the living room and asked to borrow Shaneah's car, something she'd never done before, because she needed to go to the bank.

    Thirty minutes later, Shayanna returned.

    In compelling yet circumstantial testimony Tuesday, the prosecution attempted to paint the jury a picture of a cover-up. No murder weapon has been discovered since Odin

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  • William McCauley, left, shows a witness a photograph. (AP)William McCauley, left, shows a witness a photograph. (AP)Now we know why the trial of Aaron Hernandez is expected to take up to two months: prosecutor William McCauley is doing the questioning.

    In Day 2 of the murder trial against the former New England Patriots star we learned that Comfort Suites is a hotel, that after getting pregnant a baby is born and how a 911 call is routed.

    There were a few relevant points made during the four hours of testimony on Friday, namely the prosecution's attempt to put Hernandez's footprint at the scene of the crime, where Odin Lloyd's dead body was found, but mostly what the jury of 18 got was more useless facts that the defense promised in its opening statement would be forthcoming from the prosecution.

    McCauley may be trying to lay an exceedingly firm foundation, but so far he's mostly just installed a bunch of windows looking out onto nothing.

    The kicker came when Charles Sutherland, director of communications for the Massachusetts State Police, took the stand to explain the ins and outs of a 911 call.

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  • Lance Armstrong: I would dope again

    Lance Armstrong would dope again, which might be the most honest thing he's said since, well, ever.

    "If I was racing in 2015, no I wouldn't do it again because I don't think you have to do it again," he said in an interview with BBC. "If you take me back to 1995, when it was completely and totally pervasive, I would probably do it again. People don’t like to hear that."

    People won't like to hear him say that, and the quote will provide more fodder for those who now see Armstrong as the biggest fraud sports (any sport) has ever known. But here's the thing: he's just providing an honest assessment of his sport circa 1995 and beyond.

    In his book "The Secret Race," Tyler Hamilton, Armstrong's former teammate, writes of his decision to start doping. Hamilton explained that for most professional cyclists the decision is made in your third year of competition, or after about 1,000 days. The first year, he wrote, is all about just being happy to be there. The second, you realize your best

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