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A grandfather clock? A gladiator sword? A live lobster? NASCAR’s top-14 novelty trophies, ranked

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A person who was critically injured in a crash in South Auckland last night has died.

The crash happened on Clevedon Rd at Papakura at about 9.30pm.

One person was taken to hospital in a critical condition and later died.

Two others were also injured.

The Serious Crash Unit attended the scene and an investigation is underway.

A spokesman for Fire and Emergency New Zealand said five people were trapped in a motor vehicle and had to be rescued using specialist equipment.

Donald Trump Jr. buys Florida mansion for $9.7M

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Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle bought a $9.7 million waterfront home in Jupiter, Florida.

The couple bought the 11,000+ square foot home from Sherri Nelson, the ex-wife of former New York Yankees pitcher Jeff Nelson, according to South Florida Business Journal. The home is located in Admiral’s Cove neighborhood at 494 Mariner Drive. The price equates to $860 per square foot. 

Trump Jr.’s ex-wife, Vanessa, and their five children, also reportedly live in the neighborhood. 

The home was last purchased in 1999 for $3.49 million. The home first hit the market in 2017 for a price of $20 million. 

It has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, six half-bathrooms, a pool, a summer kitchen, a fireplace, an elevator, a bar, a balcony and a dock.

The Trump family has migrated from New York and Washington, D.C. to Florida since the 2020 election. Guilfoyle and Trump Jr. reportedly sold their Hamptons home for $8.14 million. 

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Former President Trump lives in Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner recently bought a $32 million property in Indian Creek Village. 

They’re currently living in Surfside in the swanky Arte building. Trump and Kushner in January signed a deal to lease a condo there for at least a year. Properties of that scale in comparable areas typically rent in the tens of thousands of dollars a month, according to Zillow.

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Football: Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 in Clasico, go top of La Liga

MADRID (AFP) – Real Madrid climbed to the top of La Liga on Saturday (April 10) after Karim Benzema’s flicked finish helped them claim a thrilling 2-1 victory over Barcelona in a wild Clasico at Valdebebas.

Benzema’s superb piece of skill and a deflected Toni Kroos free-kick put Madrid in charge and while Oscar Mingueza pulled one back for Barca, they fell to defeat in what could be Lionel Messi’s final appearance in this fixture.

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Man dies in two-vehicle crash in northwest Denver on Saturday

A man died and a juvenile was injured Saturday in a two-vehicle crash in northwest Denver, police said. The crash happened at about 11:50 a.m. in the area of West 32nd Avenue and Lowell Boulevard.

The crash temporarily shut down several blocks in the area and traffic was rerouted. The injured juvenile was taken to a local hospital. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

 

 

A grandfather clock? A gladiator sword? A live lobster? NASCAR’s top-14 novelty trophies, ranked

It’s undeniable: NASCAR and the tracks it competes at deliver some pretty spectacular trophies to Cup Series race winners.

Sure, there are plenty of traditional-looking trophies that are treasured and will surely be part of drivers’ display cases and trophy rooms. But many of those are also subject to change — in name and design — based on the race sponsor, and other than signifying another tally in the win column, they might not mean much.

Instead, we’re talking about the icons, the staples, the ones drivers can spend their careers chasing because they’re so uniquely coveted. We’re talking about the novelty trophies — whether they’re quirky, funky, steeped in tradition or synonymous with the track presenting them.

And NASCAR has some fantastic ones. So here is our ranking of the top-14 novelty trophies the sport’s tracks give their race winners.

14. Pocono Raceway: The Eagle Trophy

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