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Jimmie Johnson ready to return to top

...four races, had 11 top-five runs and 20 top-10s.Johnson wasn't that far off last year. He was knocked out in the Contender Round in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, when the field drops from 12 to eight.So that's why Johnson...

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Sly Stallone couldn't believe 'Contender' suicide

...Sylvester Stallone doesn't believe "The Contender" is to blame for the death of...change." Stallone, who hosts "The Contender" with former boxer Sugar Ray...Philadelphia before being picked for "The Contender." A biography on the show's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/19/tel_443720.shtml
Television
Sock it to me: Stallone joins hopefuls at "Contender" casting call

...blow for his upcoming TV series "The Contender." The site was a lower Manhattan...gathered for his appearance. "'The Contender, is not about boxing. It's...cameras. NBC has announced "The Contender" will be a midseason entry on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/20/tel_416232.shtml
Television
Forrest loses title in stunner; Williams recaptures crown

UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Sergio Mora is The Contender no more. Mora won the WBC super welterweight title...movement. Mora, the winner on the inaugural season of The Contender boxing show, is the first world champion to have appeared...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/08/oth_461468.shtml
Other sports
Former Clemson receiver finds his niche as a trainer

...C. - When Sugar Ray Leonard, Sylvester Stallone and others who are developing the new NBC reality boxing series The Contender asked Ray Leonard Jr. to become part of the show, the son of the former boxing great was pleased. Before getting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/08/cle_421410.shtml
Clemson
Carl Edwards' maneuver at Kansas yet to be forgotten

...be ? but this place is just special.''Sunday's race, Charlotte (N.C.) and Talladega (Ala.) make up the Contender Round, with a win Sunday by one of the 12 remaining Chase competitors guaranteeing a berth in the Eliminator Round...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-10-04/carl-edwards-maneuver-kans
Scuffle over competing boxing shows lands in court

...producers of NBC's upcoming "The Contender," asked a judge to force Fox...damaging to the sport, to our show 'The Contender' and to all the participants...Organization title fight. In "The Contender," the prize is $1 million and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/19/tel_425808.shtml
Television
March suddenly a hot month for introducing TV shows

...TV programs. NBC's long-awaited boxing series "The Contender" made its entrance Monday night as did Showtime's...trying to get attention in a crowded schedule. "The Contender" reached only 8.4 million people in its Monday debut...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/11/tel_447057.shtml
Television
NBC exec criticizes Fox as reality TV 'imitators'

...its own big-ticket entry, "The Contender," from Sylvester Stallone and...If it were, it would move up "The Contender," he said. NBC's Tuesday...ignoring the Fox schedule. "The Contender" was moved up somewhat to give...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/12/tel_421965.shtml
Television
'The Next Great Champ' moves to sports cable

...their boxing reality series, "The Contender," which had been announced earlier...it was moving the premiere of "The Contender" to January. Kevin Reilly...will battle for $1 million on "The Contender." "The Next Great Champ" begins...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/08/tel_430748.shtml
Television