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Dan Wheldon, a two-time winner of the most prestigious event in his sport, died yesterday in a multi-car wreck on lap 11 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He was 33.

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The tragedy took place during the IndyCar Series season finale, as Wheldon was airlifted from his vehicle around 1:19 p.m. and taken University Medical Center. Soon thereafter, he was was announced as the first IndyCar driver to die on the track since rookie Paul Dana in 2006.

"IndyCar is very sad to announce that Dan Wheldon has passed away from unsurvivable injuries," said CEO Randy Bernard . "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family today. IndyCar, its drivers and owners, have decided to end the race. In honor of Dan Wheldon, the drivers have decided to do a five-lap salute to in his honor."

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Milton Bradley stands accused of doing a lot more than merely chasing his wife around with a baseball bat, the act that got him arrested on domestic violence charges last month.

In documents obtained by TMZ, Monique Bradley has filed for a restraining order against her husband, following the aforementioned September 27 incident. She claims the former MLB outfielder picked up a photo of a weapon during the confrontation and said:

This is the gun that I'm going to kill you with.

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He also allegedly referred to her as a "dumb bitch" who is "fat, ugly and lazy."

Monique says she has lived in fear for months, even taking the couple's sons to a hotel in January after another altercation. She adds that Milton has been "emotionally and physically abusive" throughout the marriage. So, why did she stick around?

"I genuinely believed that one day I could fix him," she writes, but now "I am very fearful that he will ... try to harm or even kill me."

A hearing is scheduled for October 25 regarding a permanent order of protection.

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Dudley O'Shaughnessy says he's too busy to date Rihanna.

It appears Matt Kemp does not have that same problem.

The Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder, who dated Rihanna for all of 2010, reunited with the singer for a night out on the town Wednesday in London.

Might there be a romantic reconciliation in the works?

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Matt Kemp and Rihanna in Los Angeles last year.

Spotted leaving Stringfellows Nightclub around 2 a.m., the singer - on a break from her Loud tour - sported plum lipstick and a curly 'do to party with her ex.

It's unclear what the future holds, but they did not part on bad terms.

"She's a good friend of mine," Kemp said after they broke up this winter. "We're good. We've got busy lives and we're concentrating on our careers. Like I said, I wish her all the best of luck and she wishes me all the best of luck."

Unfortunately for Matt, his luck improved after they split. His three-year stats, with 2010 being the season in which he and Rihanna dated, are telling:

2009: .297 BA, 107 R, 26 HR, 34 SB
2010: .249 BA, 82 R, 28 HR, 13 SB
2011: .324 BA, 115 R, 39 HR, 40 SB

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You didn't think Hank Williams Jr. was gonna go quietly, did you?

Calling out Fox News and ESPN after an interview with the former led to his firing by the latter last week, the crooner has cut a new song, "Keep the Change."

In the song, Williams sings "So Fox n' Friends wanna put me down ... Ask for my opinion ... Twist it all around ... Two can play that gotcha game you'll see."

Yes. That's what it was. Pure spin. Listen to the track here:

Hank also sings that the U.S. is "going down the drain" and says it's becoming "The United Socialist States of America." We're guessing he's not a Democrat.

After Hank ripped President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner golfing, likening it to Hitler and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu playing a round, ESPN yanked his Monday Night Football theme, then fired Williams a few days later.

The singer defiantly bashed ESPN, then recorded his "revenge" song.

Written and recorded in less than a day, the track was posted on his website Monday, along with "Hank Jr. for President" T-shirts ... an absolute MUST HAVE.

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Officials responded to a 911 call about a possible prescription pill overdose at the L.A. apartment where former NFL star Terrell Owens was staying last week.

Owens was transported by ambulance to an L.A. hospital Thursday night. Cops were dispatched to investigate and spoke with the 37-year-old at the hospital.

Terrell has since been released and appears fine, but have to wonder what's up, since the footballer had no comment for the first time in his entire adult life.

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These days, T.O. can only reflect on his career downfall.

T.O. was infamously hospitalized back in 2006 amid reports that he tried to commit suicide by inhaling up to 35 Vicodin pills. He denied that categorically.

He later held a news conference on the matter and said, "The rumor of me taking 35 pills is absurd. I don't think I would be here if I had taken 35 pills."

Owens acknowledged a dependence on prescription painkillers at the time but said that incident was merely an accident. Will he claim the same here?

We'll have to wait and see exactly what the former 49ers, Eagles, Cowboys, Bills and Bengals wideout says ... and if Evelyn Lozada weighs in.

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Even uber-serious, oft-maligned, down-in-the-dumps Tiger Woods had to laugh off an incident in which he was attacked by a flying hot dog while putting Sunday.

Yes, this actually happened. And it was not Joslyn James.

A male fan ran toward the 7th green where Woods was lining up a putt, screamed out "Tiger!" and - relish the thought - threw a hot dog at the golfer.

It missed. By a lot. He was pummeled by security.

Tiger Woods, Hot Dog

Insert inappropriate joke about Tiger Woods and meat-slinging here.

Reports say the perpetrator dropped to the ground in waiting-to-be-arrested mode upon letting the frank loose. Woods, who was never in danger, could only laugh later.

"Some guy just came running on the green, and he had a hot dog, and evidently, I don't know how he tried to throw it, I was kind of focusing on my putt," said Woods.

"Next thing I know, he was just laying on the ground, and looked like he wanted to be arrested because he ... put his hands behind his back and turned his head."

He probably should have thrown a hamburger, given that the San Martin, Calif., PGA Tour event where this took place was ... wait for it ... the Frys.com Open.

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Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis has died. The controversial firebrand, who remade one of the NFL's best known franchises in his own renegade image, was 82.

The Raiders said he died at his home in Oakland.

In recent years, Davis was best known for dubious personnel moves, lackluster success and irritating fellow NFL owners. But his teams pioneered the "vertical" or "West Coast Offense" style of play and won three Super Bowls (XI, XV, XVIII).

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Al Davis (1929-2011) was a 1992 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee.

With his authoritarian, often-polarizing style, Davis became - as coach, then owner and managing partner of the Raiders - the symbol of the franchise for decades.

The Raiders’ signature silver and black colors were chosen by Davis to intimidate, as was their pirate insignia. The Raiders’ unofficial team motto, also coined by Davis - “Just win, baby!” - was reflected in their take-no-prisoners style of play.

Wherever the team called home (the Raiders moved from Oakland to Los Angeles, then back again) Davis was a fan favorite ... mostly. Sometimes not at all.

From his emergence in the '60s to his death this morning, Davis was an enigmatic guy. Bot good or bad, his influence on pro football will never be forgotten.

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Hank Williams Jr. and his rowdy friends are long gone, having been fired by ESPN Thursday in the wake of his controversial remarks about President Obama.

Who will the network replace him with on Monday Night Football?

We guarantee it's not who you think, and likely isn't permanent. But NFL great Barry Sanders will now be doing a video segment that previews the game.

Barry Sanders Photo

"Ok, I admit it," the Hall of Fame running back Tweeted. "I will be at MNF this week and doing the intro." Said ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz also said:

"This is the format we'll likely use the remainder of the season. We haven't made any decisions beyond that." Seems like a nice quick fix for the network.

Pump out a slickly produced hype video, involve a football figure associated with one of the teams (Detroit hosts Jay Cutler and the Bears), bada bing.

Perfectly usable content, certainly less expensive to produce and with little chance of anyone comparing Obama to Hitler. Call it a win-win all around.

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File this under Lost Causes: The Catholic League is calling on the NFL to ban Madonna from performing at the Super Bowl, which she recently agreed to do.

Bill Donohue wrote to the NFL, saying they "would do well to drop any plans it may have about having Madonna perform during the Super Bowl." Why?

Because in 2004, the NFL invited 'N Sync's JC Chasez to sing during the halftime of the Pro Bowl, only to rescind the offer due to some suggestive lyrics.

That was JC Chasez. This is Madonna.

Madonna in Italy

"The NFL cannot expect Catholics to be treated any different," the group writes. "For decades, Madonna has blatantly offended Christians, especially Catholics."

"Her offensive lyrics, lewd behavior and misappropriation of sacred symbols are reason enough. Worse, Madonna has repeatedly ridiculed the heart and soul of Christianity: Jesus, Our Blessed Mother, the Eucharist and the Crucifixion."

She also hates hydrangeas. Don't forget that.

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Former NBA player Isaiah "J.R." Rider was arrested in Arizona this week for violating his probation, according to reports. He spends a lot of his time in jail.

Rider played in the NBA from 1993 to 2001. He is currently behind bars in the Maricopa County, Ariz., jail - DMX's stomping grounds!! - on a no-bail hold.

It's unclear why police believe Rider violated his probation. Rider himself said he has no idea, pleading for answers at a hearing shortly after the arrest.

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Rider's probation stems from a 2010 incident in which he fled from the police after they tried to pull the baller over for driving erratically. Usually a bad idea.

He played in college at UNLV and then professionally for the L.A. Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets.

He has had a long history of run-ins with police - fraud, battery, domestic violence, false reporting, kidnapping, possession of narcotic drugs ... you name it.

Basically, almost as many arrests as career points per game (16.7).