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Kentucky Derby vs. Indy 500: Which Race Is Best?

by David Moss. Posted Apr 29th 2014 12:22 PM
Kentucky Derby and Indianapolis 500
Kentucky Derby/Sam English and Indianapolis 500/Bret Kelley
In May, travelers in search of Americana, booze and racing have two iconic options: the Kentucky Derby (May 3) and the Indianapolis 500 (May 25). If you're overwhelmed by trying to pick one to attend, we've matched these two classic American races head-to-head in a contest for your time and money. And they're off!
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March Madness in Las Vegas: 6 Places to Avoid NCAA Basketball After Your Team Craps Out

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 20th 2014 04:34 PM
Gondoliers at Venetian Hotel and Casino Las Vegas
More than the host arenas, Las Vegas has become the go-to spot for the first weekend of March Madness. But what happens when your team gets bounced out by an underdog in the NCAA men's basketball tournament's first round and you can't stomach another game, let alone a weekend full of them? These six places offer a respite from the sports books, where you can refresh, rejuvenate and rest up for next season.
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Opening Day MLB 2014: 5 Sports They'd Prefer to Watch in Sydney

by Eli Ellison. Posted Mar 20th 2014 10:30 AM
Australia Baseball Dodgers Diamondbacks for Opening Day MLB 2014
Associated Press
Opening Day MLB 2014 is Saturday. So play ball! And in the league's unrelenting effort to spread the hardball gospel internationally, the 2014 opener--pitting the L.A. Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks--will be played in Sydney, Australia. Goodbye, peanuts and Crackerjack. G'day, vegemite.

In a spring training interview, Dodgers' ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw sounded lukewarm about dueling Down Under. "I'd love to go there on vacation. I don't really want to go pitch there," Kershaw said. And truth be told, would any rugby-crazed Aussie miss him if he stayed home counting his millions? For your next trip to Oz, here's a primer on five sports Australians do care about, passionately.
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Points of Interest: No-Fly List Challenge Verdict May Be Classified, 11 Scenic Hoops

by Zach Everson. Posted Dec 17th 2013 10:00 AM
Airline Security
Associated Press
A challenge to the no-fly list may be classified, 11 scenic basketball hoops and more controversy regarding Airbnb are among today's points of interest.
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BCS Bowl Games Travel Guide

by Chris Gray Faust. Posted Dec 6th 2012 08:53 AM
Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida, BCS bowl game travel

Congratulations! Your favorite college football team fought its way to the top of the BCS bowl rankings and now you're bowl-bound this January. Scoring tickets and arranging your hotel and transportation are the hard parts; once that's over, check out our picks in the BCS bowl game towns.
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