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NASCAR's Denny Hamlin - From boy to Superstar by Mr. NASCAR

James Dennis Hamlin Jr. or better known as Denny Hamlin, was born on November 18, 1980 was born in Tampa, Florida but spent most of his childhood in Chesterfield, Virginia. He started racing go karts when he was 7 years old in 1988. He was burning up the go karting tracks in Richmond, Virginia. By the time he was 16, Hamlin had switched to sturdier racing cars. He was racing stock cars and at his first race at Langley Speedway, saw him winning the pole position and the race. From then on, Hamlin raced in the Grand Stock division in 1998 which then spurred him on to Late Model Stock Cars in the year 2000.

Hamlin’s lucky break came when he was 24 and racing in the Late Model Stock Cars full time. It was there that Hamlin garnered the attention of Joe Gibbs Racing who then decided to sign him up for a driver development program. The same year, Hamlin joined the major-league NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races and the NASCAR Busch Series at Darlington Speedway. He managed to secure an 8th place finish and with that, a stable footing in Joe Gibbs Racing. Even though he started at 27th after an unfortunate qualifying session, Hamlin’s skills took over during the actual race and showed Joe Gibbs Racing that he was indeed a good investment.

Hamlin ended up replacing Mike Bliss in 2005 for the Busch Series and he ended the race with a steady 5th spot in the final championship. He also was able to compete in his first NEXTEL Cup Series after which he made his Cup debut after replacing Jason Leffler. He went on to finish the Cup season with 3 top 10 finishes in seven starts and one pole at Phoenix International Raceway. Hamlin had his first full season in the NASCAR Nextel Cup series in 2006 and he also drover the Busch Series. During the NEXTEL Cup, he managed to beat the previous season’s pole winners in the 2006 Budweiser Shootout and in doing such, he made history as being the first Rookie of the year candidate to win such an honor.

While during a break at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Hamlin injured his left hand between the pinkie and wrist which brought about 19 stitches as a result from goofing around with some of his crew members. However, despite the serious injury, he still managed to bag the second spot at the Crown Royal 400. He then went on to win his first career Cup Series at the Pocono 500 and he also managed to bring home his second career pole. His second career win was achieved in the same year in the Pennsylvania 500, Pocono Raceway and again made history for being only the 2nd rookie in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup history to get both trophies during the same season.

During the same Cup series, Hamlin scored the Raybestos Rookie of the year with a third finish in the final cup standings. He was in the NASCAR record books once again for being able to score the highest ever points finish for a rookie which then led to him being the first rookie to qualify for the Chase for the NEXTEL Cup. He has made many important figures in the NASCAR world to sit up and take notice. His excellent performance is also bringing on the heat on his other rival drivers.

Hamlin now lives in Cornelius, North Carolina to be close to the tracks. When he is off track, he spends time with his friends, plays online games and the occasional game of golf.

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Sports News by Frank R. Bilotta

Former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver and future hall of famer Marvin Harrison is now under investigation by the FBI for a shooting incident that occurred in 2008 near a carwash he owns in Philadelphia. After a long investigation by local authorities showed that Harrison was not directly involved in the shooting, the DA said they would not pursue charges on the NFL star. But after the victim recently died after being shot again while sitting in his parked car. The FBI has opened up an investigation into the incident and are going through all the evidence in hopes of making an arrest.

Retired NFL great Herschel Walker has finally found an opponent to fight in his first MMA fight. The 42-year-old Walker is not listening to all the critics that he is to old to be fighting in the brutal sport. But Walker feels that his 5-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and his workout that includes 3000 push ups and sit ups a day will help him succeed in the ring.
NFL Playoff Games Schedule

Saturday 1/16/10
4:30 PM ET Arizona at New Orleans FOX
8:15 PM ET Baltimore at Indianapolis CBS
Sunday 1/17/10 TV
1:00 PM ET Dallas at Minnesota FOX
4:40 PM ET NY Jets at San Diego CBS
NBA News

Washington Wizards shooting guard Gilbert Arenas took his nickname †Agent 0 †a little to far by keeping 4 unloaded guns in his locker at the Verizon Center where the Wizards play. Today Arenas pleaded guilty and was released but is expected back in court on March 26 for his sentencing date. Through his plea deal Arenas is expected to serve at least 6 months behind bars. He has already been suspended by the NBA indefinitely.
NBA Weekend schedule

Friday 1/15/10
7:00 PM ET Sacramento at Philadelphia Comcast Sports Sacramento COMCAST
7:00 PM ET San Antonio at Charlotte FOX SW Fox Sports Carolinas
8:00 PM ET Phoenix at Atlanta SportSouth ESPN
8:00 PM ET Washington at Chicago Comcast Sports Baltimore WCIU
8:00 PM ET New Orleans at Detroit Cox Sports Television FOX DET
8:00 PM ET Indiana at New Jersey FOX MIDW YES
8:00 PM ET Toronto at NY Knicks MSG
8:00 PM ET Minnesota at Memphis Fox Sports North SportSouth
8:30 PM ET Oklahoma City at Dallas FSOKHD FOX SW
8:30 PM ET Miami at Houston Sun Sports Fox Sports Net Houston
10:30 PM ET Milwaukee at Golden State FSN North - Wisconsin CSNBayHD
10:30 PM ET LA Clippers at LA Lakers FSN Prime Ticket FOX WEST
10:30 PM ET Orlando at Portland KGW Port, Or ESPN

Saturday, January 16
6:00 PM ET New Orleans at Indiana FOX MIDW
7:00 PM ET Sacramento at Washington Comcast Sports Sacramento
7:00 PM ET Phoenix at Charlotte NBA TV
7:30 PM ET NY Knicks at Detroit MSG FOX DET
8:00 PM ET Miami at Oklahoma City Sun Sports FSOKHD
8:00 PM ET San Antonio at Memphis FOX SW
9:00 PM ET Milwaukee at Utah FSN North - Wisconsin FOX ROCKY
10:30 PM ET Cleveland at LA Clippers Fox Sports Ohio - High Def FSN Prime Ticket

Sunday, January 17
12:30 PM ET Dallas at Toronto FOX SW CBC
9:00 PM ET Utah at Denver Altitude Sports ESPN

During a basketball game last night against Kentucky Wesleyan College, Southern Indiana University center Jeron Lewis fell and banged his head hard on the court. After being rushed to the hospital he was later pronounced dead hours after sustaining the injury. Autopsy later revealed he had in enlarged heart that he probably never knew about. He leaves behind a son Jamel who was born in December and a fianc.
Top 25 College Basketball weekend schedule

SATURDAY 1/16/10
6:00 PM ET Texas A&M at (1) Texas ESPNU
4:00 PM ET (2) Kentucky at Auburn ESPN FULL COURT
1:45 PM ET Texas Tech at (3) Kansas ESPN FULL COURT
12:00 PM ET (5) Syracuse at (9) West Virginia ESPN
5:30 PM ET (6) Purdue at Northwestern
3:30 PM ET Illinois at (8) Michigan State CBS
1:30 PM ET (23) Mississippi at (10) Tennessee ESPN FULL COURT
4:00 PM ET (12) Kansas State at Colorado ESPN FULL COURT
2:00 PM ET (18) Georgia Tech at (13) North Carolina ESPN
9:00 PM ET (14) Gonzaga at San Diego
8:00 PM ET (16) Wisconsin at Ohio State
6:00 PM ET Colorado State at (17) Brigham Young
12:00 PM ET (19) Clemson at North Carolina State ESPN FULL COURT
12:00 PM ET Louisville at (20) Pittsburgh ESPN FULL COURT
2:00 PM ET Massachusetts at (21) Temple
2:00 PM ET Youngstown State at (22) Butler
4:00 PM ET Oklahoma State at (24) Baylor ESPN FULL COURT
6:00 PM ET Virginia Tech at (25) Florida State
SUNDAY 1/17/09
12:00 PM ET (11) Georgetown at (4) Villanova ESPN FULL COURT
8:00 PM ET Wake Forest at (7) Duke Fox Sports Net National
1:30 PM ET (15) Connecticut at Michigan CBS
MLB News

Finally after years of denying allegations that he took steroids during what once looked like a brilliant career. Mark McGwire finally came clean and admitted to taking steroids off and on during a 10-year span. However McGwire stated that the only reason he took steroids was to stay healthy because of all the pressure he felt. My personal opinion is he is lying again, the only reason someone takes steroids is to get stronger which he did not to stay healthy.
NHL News

After a great 19 year career goalie Curtis Joseph announced his retirement earlier this week. Joseph who was best known as †Cujo †finished his career as the 4th all time in career victories.

Former Hockey star Theo Fluery just announced that he will be filing a complaint against his old coach Graham James from when Fluery was a teenager. The complaint states that James repeatedly sexually abused Fluery and other young hockey players while be coached by James.

Now that Mike Danton has been released after serving his 5-year prison sentence for attempted murder on his agent David Frost. Danton is trying to play college hockey for St Mary’s University in Nova Scotia. Danton who was once a rising star in the NHL claims he really intended to kill his father who regularly abused him and not Frost.
NHL weekend game schedule

Friday 1/15/10
7:00 PM ET Toronto at Washington HTS TSN
9:00 PM ET Nashville at Calgary RSNW
Saturday 1/16/10
2:00 PM ET Detroit at Dallas KDFI 27
2:00 PM ET Chicago at Columbus FXSO
3:00 PM ET New Jersey at Colorado ALTI
4:00 PM ET Boston at Los Angeles FOX WEST
4:00 PM ET Edmonton at San Jose FOX BAY
7:00 PM ET Ottawa at Montreal CBC
7:00 PM ET Buffalo at NY Islanders
7:00 PM ET Tampa Bay at Florida
8:00 PM ET Atlanta at Carolina
8:00 PM ET NY Rangers at St. Louis FOX MIDW
8:00 PM ET Minnesota at Phoenix
10:00 PM ET Pittsburgh at Vancouver CBC

Sunday, 1/1710
12:30 PM ET Chicago at Detroit 12:30 PM FOX DET , NBC
3:00 PM ET Philadelphia at Washington 3:00 PM HTS
7:00 PM ET Montreal at NY Rangers 7:00 PM RDS, MSG
8:00 PM ET Calgary at Anaheim 8:00 PM FOX WEST2
Skiing News

Remember Bode Miller who was supposed to be the next great thing in skiing before he had one of the worst performances in history at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Miller went into the games the odds on favorite for every event he entered but seemed to just melt under the pressure and left with nothing. Now Miller is back to his winning ways after he just one the World Cup Super Combine today in Wengen Switzerland.

By: Frank Bilotta

The Cincinnati Bengals just announced that star wide receiver Chad Ochocinco was added to the 2010 Pro Bowl Game in Miami. Johnson will be taking the place of the injured New England Patriot Wes Welker.

Article Source: http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/Sports-News/692265

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Paul Rodriguez Jr. by betty

Career Achievements

5th Place - ISF Skateboarding World Championships - 2009

1st place - X Games, Street - 2009

9th Place - Maloof Money Cup 2009

2nd Place - Tampa Pro, Street - 2009

2nd Place - X Games, Street - 2008

1st Place - AST Dew Tour, Cleveland, Park - 2008

1st Place - Maloof Money Cup, Street - 2008

2nd Place - AST Dew Tour, Baltimore, Park - 2008

6th Place - Soul Bowl, Street - 2007

1st Place - X Games, Street - 2005

1st Place - X Games, Street - 2004

2nd place - Battle At The Berrics 2- 2009

3rd place - dewcup 2009

Signature Shoes

Nike SB Delta Force Zoom Air (June 2004)

Nike SB Paul Rodriguez Zoom Air (February 2005 - December 2006)

Nike SB Paul Rodriguez II Zoom Air (March 2007 - June 2009)

Nike SB Paul Rodriguez II Zoom Air High (August 2008 - January 2009)

Nike SB Paul Rodriguez III Zoom Air (August 2009)

Nike SB Paul Rodriguez III Zoom Air (August 2009)

Acting career

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In 2002, Paul Rodriguez made his first appearance in The Brothers Garcia as "Cortez" in season 3, episode 1 "School Daze". In 2009, Paul Rodriguez starred in the movie Street Dreams, written and produced by Rob Dyrdek. The movie was complete about a year and a half ago and was released June 12, 2009. In 2007, Paul appeared in an independent film called Vicious Circle, which won Best Film during the New York International Latino Film Festival in 2008. He's in a Nike SB commercial called Today was a Good Day (Nike SB) with Eric Koston, Theotis Beasley, Kobe Bryant, and Ice Cube.

Video games

Paul has starred in a number of games including Tony Hawk's Underground, Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, Tony Hawk's Project 8, and skate. He also appears in Tony Hawk: Ride.

External links

Official Paul Rodriguez Sk8site page

Paul Rodriguez Sk8site Bio

EXPN Profile

IMDb Profile: as Paul Rodriguez

IMDb Profile: as Paul Rodriguez Jr.

Plan B Profile

Active Profile

Forecast Video website

Primitive Shoes


Paul Rodriguez Signature Collection

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