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Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he will pay for stadium upgrades that could help lure a Super Bowl back to Miami, but he wants tax breaks for his spending. Ross said Tuesday that his renovations to the team's home park will create 4,000 local jobs and attract the Super Bowl and other major events. But the Miami Herald reports that in exchange for him paying for those upgrades with his own money, he wants to stop paying any property taxes, breaks similar to what many other NFL team owners obtain. Florida voters rejected paying for stadium improvements themselves 10 months ago and the NFL passed over Miami in awarding the 2016 and 2017 Super Bowls and naming finalists for the 2018 Super Bowl.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Moving swiftly to address driver safety concerns, NASCAR on Tuesday banned cool-down laps and will start allowing teams to hook up cooling units to their engines on pit road — the first major changes to the popular new knockout qualifying format unveiled this season.