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Supercross Signs TV Deal with Fox

After years of making small strides, Supercross is about to make one huge jump.

It's going live full-time.

Feld Motor Sports, which operates Supercross, has signed a five-year deal to show all of its races live on Fox Sports 1 and 2.

Along with live broadcasts of all 17 Supercross races, the deal also includes coverage of Feld's other motor sports properties, including the FIM World Championship, $1 million Monster Energy Cup Arenacross and Monster Jam monster truck shows.

Outdoor motocross will continue to be carried on NBC and NBC Sports Network.

Supercross should get a boost from the live coverage and reach a broader audience being on a multi-sport network such as Fox instead of the motor sports network Speed.


Heisman Winner Rodgers Seeks Pardon for '70 Holdup

OMAHA, Neb. -- Nebraska football great Johnny Rodgers will go to the state Board of Pardons on Thursday seeking a pardon for his role in a gas-station holdup 43 years ago.

Rodgers went on to win the Heisman Trophy in 1972 but has always been dogged by the stigma of being an ex-felon. He pleaded guilty to larceny and was put on two years of probation. The holdup netted $90, split among Rodgers and two accomplices. Rodgers calls it "10 minutes of insanity."

The 62-year-old Rodgers said if he is granted a pardon, he'll seek one in California. Two felonies remain on his record in that state stemming from a 1985 confrontation with a cable-television technician.

Rodgers says he's lived a good life and wants to put his crimes behind him.

1970 PLANE CRASH: Marshall's football team will wear the number 75 on its helmets at its next game in memory of the victims of the 1970 team's plane crash.

Marshall (6-3, 4-1 Conference USA) plays at Tulsa (2-7, 1-4) on Thursday night.

The Thundering Herd will have the usual "block M" on the right side of their helmets and a green 75 on the left.

Thursday is the anniversary of the Nov. 14, 1970 crash just short of Tri-State Airport near Huntington. The team plane was returning from a game at East Carolina. The crash killed 75 people.

Thursday's game marks the first road contest for Marshall on the plane crash's anniversary.


Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe arrested for pot, speeding

RIVERSIDE, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was arrested outside Kansas City over the weekend on charges of speeding and possessing marijuana, authorities said Tuesday.

Bowe was pulled over for going about 48 mph in a 35 mph zone, police in suburban Riverside said. Police said the officer smelled "a strong odor of marijuana from inside of the vehicle," and asked Bowe and two passengers to get out of the car.

The officer then used a police dog to search for illegal substances in the car and found a bag with Bowe's wallet and two containers holding what the officer suspected was marijuana.

Bowe was cited for speeding and possession of a controlled substance, police said. He posted $750 bond and is scheduled to appear in Riverside court on Dec. 18.

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