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November 21, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Sprint has landed at the bottom of Consumer Reports' annual ranking of cellphone service providers, dropping from the No. 2 spot last year. Sprint this year received "dismal marks" for value, voice, text and 4G reliability, according to the report, which is based on a survey of 58,399 subscribers. Verizon was once again the top major carrier, receiving high scores for data service and "some aspects of customer support. " AT&T and T-Mobile got mostly middling marks, although AT&T received the top rating for the reliability of its 4G service.
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April 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
A year ago, Tarrik Brock of Crespi was the fastest freshman sprinter in California, running a 10.57 100 meters. This coming week, he becomes eligible after transferring to Chaminade, and he's scheduled to show off his speed in a dual meet against Harvard-Westlake. His mother, Kanika, is the new track coach at Chaminade. Brock had been slowed by an injury, shutting him down during the summer. But let the suspense build about how fast Brock might be able to run this spring.
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July 16, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Sprint has announced its LTE network is finally live. The Kansas-based carrier said it turned on its long-term evolution 4G network Monday, joining the ranks of Verizon and AT&T, who have already been running LTE for some time. The improved network was turned on Sunday and is working in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio as well as other, smaller surrounding cities. "This new network is performing extremely well and customers should find it consistent, reliable and really fast," Sprint's senior vice president, Bob Azzi, said in a statement, according to PCMag . The new network will work with four of Sprint's current phones, not including the iPhone, and one of its mobile hot spots.
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March 21, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
NASCAR's Matt Kenseth knows Auto Club Speedway well, having won three Sprint Cup races at the Fontana track. But he earned the victories driving for Roush Fenway Racing and is still looking for his first win on the two-mile oval since moving to the Joe Gibbs Racing team last year. Kenseth took the step toward a fourth win Friday by winning the pole position for Sunday's Auto Club 400 as NASCAR's new knockout-style qualifying format was used at the Fontana speedway for the first time.
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September 16, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Just in time for the latest iPhones, Sprint will reportedly be launching its own early upgrade program later this month. The program is called One Up and is scheduled to start Sept. 20, the day the new iPhones are to come out, according to CNET . The website said the program will make it possible for users to get new smartphones with no money down, and then to upgrade once a year by trading their devices in. Although Sprint has not confirmed the program, CNET reported that One Up customers will pay for their devices over 24 monthly installments.
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July 11, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Sprint gave customers its biggest assurance yet that it has no plans to take away unlimited data service as its rivals have done. Its new "Unlimited Guarantee" comes with the promise that as long as users stick with one of two new service plans, they will have unlimited data as long as they like -- or at least until Sprint goes out of business. In recent years, AT&T and Verizon have killed their unlimited data plans and put in place practices that encourage users who still have those plans to dump them.
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June 25, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Sprint shareholders approved a $21.6-billion acquisition by SoftBank on Tuesday, bringing an end to the takeover drama involving Dish Network Corp., which had also made a play for the No. 3 U.S. carrier. About 98% of shareholders voted to approve the deal, which will pay them either $7.65 per share for the stock they now hold, or give the same number of shares of new Sprint common stock. The deal will give SoftBank 78% ownership of Sprint. “The transaction with SoftBank should enhance Sprint's long-term value and competitive position by creating a company with greater financial flexibility," Sprint Chief Executive Dan Hesse said in a statement . PHOTOS: The 10 biggest tech gadget fails Sprint said it expects the Federal Communications Commission to approve the deal early next month.
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October 15, 2012 | By David Lazarus
We took a close look at Japan's Softbank spending $20 billion for a controlling stake in Sprint on today's KTLA-TV Consumer Confidential segment. Good for consumers? Maybe over the short term. Longer term, perhaps not so much. We also looked at a refund for e-book users and Microsoft's latest stab at winning music fans.  
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June 26, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Sprint announced two new Windows Phone 8 devices for its lineup that will be capable of connecting to its LTE network: the HTC 8XT and the Samsung Ativ S Neo. The HTC 8XT is the first Windows Phone 8 device the Taiwanese smartphone maker has outfited with dual front-facing speakers. Between the phone's two speakers, the 8XT features a 4.3-inch screen. Additionally, the HTC device has an 8-megapixel rear camera, 8 gigabytes of storage and it runs on a 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.
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October 17, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Sprint will begin selling the enormous 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphone/tablet hybrid device Oct. 25. The Kansas-based network, which recently agreed to sell a 70% stake to Japan's SoftBank Corp. , announced the upcoming Samsung phone will start selling for $299.99 on a two-year contract to new customers and those with upgrades. Sprint did not specify how much storage the phone will have, but said it will sell both color options offered by Samsung -- marble white and titanium gray.
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March 16, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Carl Edwards won a rain-plagued NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, fittingly with the final two laps under caution as showers began to fall again. The Food City 500 was delayed nearly two hours before the start and for another three hours after 124 laps. The race restarted on Lap 167 with Kurt Busch taking the lead from Matt Kenseth for the lead. The race had already run 43 laps under caution. Edwards lead a sweep of Fords, with Roush Fenway Racing teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. taking second and Aric Almirola of Richard Petty Motorsports finishing third.
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March 6, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
LAS VEGAS - The USA Today headline about a NASCAR exhibition race said it all. “Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, boyfriend crash at Daytona,” the headline declared last month. Who's the “boyfriend”? Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Stenhouse is a second-year driver in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series after an accomplished stint in its lower-tier Nationwide Series, where he earned consecutive championships in 2011-12. But as Stenhouse readily admits, he's known mainly for dating Patrick, who's one of the nation's most recognized sports figures and is also in her sophomore year in the Cup series.
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March 3, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
Federal prosecutors are suing Sprint Corp., for allegedly overcharging the government for reimbursements of expenses related to investigative wiretaps and other electronic surveillance. The civil complaint filed Monday under the U.S. False Claims Act said that Sprint illegally boosted its charges by about 58%, costing federal law enforcement agencies over $21 million between Jan. 1, 2007, and July 31, 2010. Quiz: How big a problem is texting while driving? Sprint of Overland Park, Kan., said it did nothing wrong and would vigorously contest the accusations.
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March 2, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kevin Harvick crashed Junior Nation's party on Sunday. Dale Earnhardt Jr. tried everything he could to give his fans another win after his Daytona 500 victory a week ago, but Harvick would have none of it. Harvick won the Sprint Cup Series' second race of the season, at Phoenix International Raceway, with a dominant performance that included keeping Earnhardt repeatedly at bay on several late restarts. "This is awesome," said Harvick, who led 224 of the race's 312 laps.
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February 28, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Brad Keselowski on Friday won the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway under a new qualifying format in which large groups of drivers raced simultaneously for the first time in the series. Instead of having one car at a time go around the track in qualifying, NASCAR began using a knockout format to set the starting spots for the 43-car field for Sunday's Cup race. At tracks less than 1.25 miles long, such as the one-mile PIR oval, qualifying was broken into two sessions.
BUSINESS
February 27, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
A Los Angeles woman has sued Sprint Corp., saying that one of its workers browsed through her traded-in phone, found two photographs of her engaged in sex and posted them on her Facebook page. The woman, identified in the lawsuit only as J. Johnson, said the Sprint employee used the Facebook application on her old phone to upload the photographs and make them visible to her family, friends and co-workers. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, seeks unspecified damages for invasion of privacy, infliction of emotional distress and identity theft.
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October 18, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
When will Kobe Bryant get back on the court? While there's still no time frame, the Lakers All-Star continues to ramp up his activity as he works his way back from an Achilles' tendon injury. Before Friday's exhibition game in Shanghai against the Golden State Warriors, Kobe Bryant got in some on-court sprints. Big cheers from the crowd for the sprinting Mamba: https://t.co/RLzDAxJCHq - Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 18, 2013 Bryant was injured on April 12 in a win over the Warriors.  He had surgery the following morning.
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September 13, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
The AT&T version of the iPhone 5 has one feature Verizon and Sprint versions don't: It can make calls and connect to the Internet at the same time. The Verge reported Thursday that Verizon and Sprint versions of the new Apple smartphone are unable to perform both tasks at the same time. A Verizon spokesperson confirmed this to the tech site while Sprint spokeswoman Heather Wong has confirmed the same to the Los Angeles Times. PHOTOS: Apple iPhone 5 Wong said the Sprint version of the iPhone 5 can't make calls and connect to the Internet at the same time over LTE, but she did say people can talk and use the Internet if connected over Wi-Fi.
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February 23, 2014 | By John Cherwa
SOCHI, Russia - One of the few places the Russians were disappointed at these Games was in cross-country. The host nation had won only two silver medals, in men's relay and team sprint. But all of that changed Sunday, the final day of the Olympics, when Russia swept the men's 50-kilometer race. Alexander Legkov outsprinted his teammates to win the gold medal. Maxim Vylegzhanin edged Ilia Chernousov in a photo finish by .07 of a second. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi Somewhat surprising was the performance of defending champion Oetter Northug of Norway.
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February 20, 2014 | By George Diaz
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The first Budweiser Duels were downgraded to something with a little less buzz at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday night. Obviously, nobody was drinking. And for sure everyone was driving responsibly, trying to avoid any major dust-ups that could derail plans for Sunday's Daytona 500. Matt Kenseth won the first 150-mile sprint race in an exciting three-wide finish featuring Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne as his major threats. The difference in first and third place was 0.063 seconds.
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