Hamlin Wins Daytona-Emotional For JGR, Team LeBron Wins All-Star Game, Diallo’s Dunk, Kaepernick & Reid Get Settlement


Denny Hamlin won the prestigious Daytona 500 on Sunday, his second Daytona win in four years. The victory was particularly special for Hamlin, as he races for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) and dedicated his season to J.D. Gibbs (Joe’s son who passed away last month after suffering from a degenerative neurological disease). JGR teammates, Kyle Busch and Erik Jones finished second and third, making JGR only the second team in NASCAR history to hold the top 3 spots at the Daytona 500. After the race, Gibbs, the Hall of Fame NFL coach, said “It was the most important night in my occupational life. I know J.D. and everybody in my family was emotional.”


The outcome of the All-Star game has no bearing on an NBA season, but the game certainly provided some entertaining moments on Sunday. Team LeBron came out on top, as his team overcame a 20-point deficit to beat Team Giannis 178-164. Giannis Antetokounmpo had the best play of the night when he slammed the basket off of a bounce pass alley-oop from Steph Curry. The  MVP of the game went to Team Lebron’s Kevin Durant for his 31 points and 7 rebounds. In the slam dunk contest on Saturday, OKC’s Hamidou Diallo took the prize after he soared over NBA icon Shaquille O’Neal for the dunk.


In some big news over the weekend, former SF 49er teammates Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid reached a resolution of their collusion case against the NFL. The agreement remains confidential so it’s unclear how much money the players received.




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