Wembley Keen On London NFL Franchise, Super Bowl

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CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

LONDON (AP) – The famous arch rising above Wembley Stadium is becoming an increasingly familiar sight for NFL fans.

The London venue has become the trusted vehicle for the league’s annual efforts to drum up more overseas interest. Heading into the first of two regular-season games at Wembley this year, it’s clear that stadium officials want to see a lot more of the NFL as well.

With the league expanding its annual international series from one game to two this year, the usual questions arise whether one day the league will expand to London. And while the league says any such decision is several years away, Wembley officials say they’ll be ready if the day comes.

Squeezing in a full slate of home games on Sundays shouldn’t interfere with the stadium’s commitments to host England’s national team soccer fixtures and other events, Wembley’s managing director Roger Devlin said Monday.

“Absolutely…

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NASCAR Has Been Turned Upside Down In 2 Months

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CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – These are strange times in NASCAR, where everything has turned upside down in the blink of an eye.

Michael Waltrip Racing is fighting for its survival in the wake of a race-fixing scandal and a driver who woke up two Mondays ago in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship is now looking for a job. Sponsors are taking a stand, too — against a team over ethics, maybe even against NASCAR for the perception that all teams are not treated equally.

A single-car team based in Colorado suddenly has the most desired seat in the garage, and when the music stops, a pair of respected veterans and the Nationwide Series championship leader may be left standing without rides because the youth movement has clearly taken over.

Maybe everything went haywire when Tony Stewart broke his leg Aug. 5. That’s when co-owner Gene Haas went rogue…

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