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Why Michelle Obama will be at a NASCAR race

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Why Michelle Obama will be at a NASCAR race

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WASHINGTON (AP)It will be Michelle Obama and Jill Biden instructing NASCARsbest to start their engines as the racing season comes to a close in Florida.The first lady and the vice presidents wife will visit Homestead-MiamiSpeedway on Nov. 20 as it hosts the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup finale, theFord 400. The two women will serve as grand marshals for the event, leading thepre-race ceremony and offering the famous instructions: Gentlemen, start yourengines.The event is part of the first ladys Joining Forces program to encourageAmericans to support military families.The crowd will include 5,000 active duty and retired military personnel andfamilies, and a military family will join the grand marshals as they carry outtheir duties.

Revolution, Crew split 1st-half goals for 2-2 draw

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Revolution, Crew split 1st-half goals for 2-2 draw

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Cristian Penilla scored the tying goal in the first minute of first-half stoppage time and the New England Revolution held on for a 2-2 draw with the Columbus Crew on Saturday night.

Penilla one-timed Juan Agudelo's arching pass to cap the scoring for New England (3-2-2) on the final play of the first half.

Gyasi Zardes made it 2-1 for the Crew (3-3-2) in the 43rd minute with a right-footed shot from the middle of the 18-yard box for his fifth goal of the season.

Columbus also took the opening lead in the ninth minute when Milton Valenzuela sent Federico Higuain's deep cross back toward the face of the goal and New England's Andrew Farrell inadvertently headed it into the back of his own net.

Teal Bunbury leveled it at 1-all in the 14th minute with a right-footed shot that deflected slightly off defender Jonathan Mensah and bounced in off the far post.

The Crew snapped a three-game losing streak.

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Morris fined $15,000 for criticism of officiating

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Morris fined $15,000 for criticism of officiating

MILWAUKEE – Marcus Morris has been fined $15,000 for “public criticism” of officiating relating to Boston’s 116-92 loss to Milwaukee on Friday night.

Following the loss, Morris was asked about the technical foul he received after some brief words with Bucks forward/center Thon Maker.

Morris was the only player whistled for a technical foul for either team.

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"I can't even speak on it, man," Morris told reporters when asked about the technical foul. "It's been the same (bleep) all year. I'm expecting it. They knew what they wanted before the game started. They knew who they wanted to go after.”

Morris was ejected in a Celtics win over Toronto on March 31, and afterwards tapped the official on his backside as he left the court.

Since then, Morris has sensed officials were giving him the cold shoulder and to a lesser degree, not giving him the same benefit of the doubt or leeway as other players.

After the ejection, Morris took to Twitter to apologize for making contact with an official.

“Sorry @NBA for smacking the ref ass after getting ejected. I see other refs took offense to it. My apologies

— Marcus Morris (@MookMorris2)”

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