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LAS VEGAS — Leaving his wrecked No. 18 Toyota on pit road following Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch walked briskly with a purpose to Joey Logano and the No. 22 Ford. Without word, he immediately threw a punch at Logano, triggering a fight between the two on the ground and chaos on pit road involving crew men and NASCAR officials.

A Team Penske public relations employee pulled Logano forcefully away from the incident, while Busch remained on the ground, tussling with several members of the No. 22 crew in a sea of yellow fire suits. A NASCAR official pulled Busch from the brawl and he and another official restrained Busch, shouting, “Kyle!” as Busch flailed his elbows and struggled to break free.

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Disney’s beauty is turning into a beast.

ESPN, the once-invincible sports media giant, is set to ax big-name on-air talent as it tightens its belt in response to lower ad revenue — the result of lower subscriber numbers and ratings — combined with ballooning sports rights fees.

The profitable Disney unit is looking to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget over the next two years, according to reports.

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A handful of ESPN personalities bared their claws Thursday in response to radio host Dan Le Batard’s Magic Johnson takedown, which at least one of his colleagues believed to be racially motivated.

Debating Johnson’s recent promotion to the Lakers’ president of basketball operations with co-host Jon “Stugotz” Weiner on his ESPN radio show Thursday morning, Le Batard sounded dumbfounded by the Lakers’ faith in their former star who, according to the talking head, hasn’t proven himself in any of his careers outside of basketball.

“What you’ve got here, though, is a testament to the power of fame. And a testament to the power of a modicum of charm,” Le Batard said. “Because Magic Johnson is charming. But Magic Johnson was given a late-night television show because he’s famous and charming. Failed in 11 shows. Magic Johnson was given a head coaching job of the Lakers because he’s famous and charming. Failed in 16 games. Magic Johnson, not . . . .

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Danica Patrick stood on Daytona International Speedway pit road early Sunday afternoon smiling after a fourth-place finish in the NASCAR season-opening, 75-lap Advance Auto Parts Clash exhibition race.

Even she was quick to remind the gathered press this wasn’t a points event.

But, she conceded it was a nice way to competitively start a season and that can’t be a bad thing.

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If this is the end of Darrelle Revis’ career with the Jets, at least he went out swinging.

According to documents released by Pittsburgh police Thursday night, Revis was involved in a violent altercation early Sunday, an incident that left him charged with four first-degree felonies — two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault — and a misdemeanor count of terroristic threats.

TMZ reported late Thursday night that a warrant for Revis’ arrest has been issued and formally filed.

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