Rare Ford sports car surfaces and could sell for millions

One of the rarest Fords in the world is crossing the block Saturday night at the Mecum Auctions event in Kissimmee, Fla., and could end the evening among the most expensive American cars ever sold.

It’s a 1965 GT Roadster prototype racing car that competed at that year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was one of just five that were built, the only one to take part in the race and one of just two that still exist.

It didn’t finish the race, but helped pave the way for the famed GT40 coupe’s successes that followed. In fact, it was instrumental in them, having been used by experimental car builder Kar Kraft and Carroll Shelby as a test bed for technologies that were implemented across the GT program.

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49ers’ Antone Exum fined again for unnecessary roughness

The NFL’hit 49ers defensive back Antone Exum on Saturday with another big fine for a play that drew a penalty.

The league fined Exum $53,482 for a play on which he drew a controversial unnecessary roughness penalty for breaking up a pass in Week 17 intended for Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods. After the game, Exum expressed surprise about the penalty, saying he felt the hit was a ‘textbook.’

Referee Jerome Boger in announcing the penalty said Exum made ‘Illegal contact on a defenseless player.’

It is the third time that Exum has been fined this season. Earlier this season, Exum was fined $26,739 for a hit on Kansas City Chiefs receiver Sammy Watkins in Week 3. That fine was reduced to $5,000 on appeal.

Cyclones set for biggest game of season against No. 5 Kansas

Senior Nick Weiler-Babb passes Texas Southern senior Jeremy Combs on his way to attempt a basket for the Cyclones during the game against Texas Southern at Hilton Coliseum on Nov. 12. The Cyclones won 85-73.

Iowa State freshmen Tyrese Haliburton (left) and Talen Horton-Tucker talk during a break in the action against Eastern Illinois.

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Still, the Cyclones (11-2, 1-0 Big 12) are preparing for Kansas (12-1, 1-0 Big 12) like any other opponent. At least, they’re trying to.

“I feel like we just have to go into it thinking it’s a regular game,” said redshirt senior Nick Weiler-Babb, one of two players on Iowa State’s roster who has beat Kansas before. “You gotta let the hype get out and once the hype settles down, the adrenaline wears out, it’s just gonna be skill and who’s the tougher team.”

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Park City real estate showtime: Movie theater building listed for $11 million

The Holiday Village building that houses a movie theater is on the market with an asking price of $11 million. The location is close to the ground where City Hall plans to develop an arts and cultural district, something that could lift nearby properties, a broker familiar with the building says.