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    Gordon claims record 5th Brickyard win

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 12:31

    With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago. Gordon nailed the final restart of the race to pass Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne with 17 laps remaining in Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was no given because restarts have been Gordon’s […]

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    Nibali wins Tour de France

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 10:34

    Vincenzo Nibali, a 29-year-old Sicilian who calls himself “a flag-bearer of anti-doping,” won the Tour de France on Sunday, the first Italian to do so in 16 years. Nibali won four stages – a feat not equaled by a Tour winner since Lance Armstrong won five a decade ago. The Italian wore the yellow jersey […]

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    Edwards leaving Roush at end of 2014 season

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 7:13

    Roush-Fenway Racing says Carl Edwards is leaving the organization at the end of the season. The announcement Sunday was not unexpected. There has been talk for months that Edwards would be moving to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015 to drive a new fourth car for the Toyota team. Roush officials did not comment on Edwards’ […]

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    NFL’s top-selling jersey belongs to Manziel

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 19:32

    Johnny Manziel is No. 2 on Cleveland’s depth chart but No. 1 as the NFL’s top-selling jersey. The league said Monday the rookie quarterback’s No. 2 jersey outsold all others from April 1 to July 17 on NFLShop.com. Manziel is followed on the list by three quarterbacks: Seattle’s Russell Wilson, San Francisco’s Colin Kapernick and […]

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    Mariners push Iwakuma, Hernandez back a day

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 19:02

    The Seattle Mariners are giving starters Hisashi Iwakuma and Felix Hernandez an extra day of rest and will start Erasmo Ramirez on Tuesday against the New York Mets. Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said Monday that he will give the main arms in his pitching staff extra rest when he can. Hernandez has pitched 12 straight […]

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    Obama unveils programs for young men’s initiative

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 7:26

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is announcing new commitments for his initiative aimed at helping boys and young men of color, called “My Brother’s Keeper.” The commitments include an effort by the NBA to recruit 25,000 new mentors and work with at-risk students to increase attendance and performance.  AT&T is also announcing an $18 […]

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    Angels rally past Mariners in 9th inning

    by Associated Press on Jul 20, 16:17

    Grant Green hit a bases-loaded single off Fernando Rodney with two out in the ninth inning after Albert Pujols tied the score with an RBI double, and the Angels pulled out a 6-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Rodney (1-4), the former Angels’ closer, replaced Joe Beimel with one out in the eighth […]

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    Woods rough return, still makes Open Championship cut

    by Associated Press on Jul 18, 13:32

    Tiger Woods still has plenty of rust. That was obvious Friday in the second round of the British Open. In just his second tournament since returning from back surgery, Woods shot his worst round at a British Open since that stormy day at Muirfield in 2002 – a 5-over 77 that required a birdie at […]

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    New College Football trophy is golden

    by Associated Press on Jul 14, 9:41

    A rising gold football-shaped trophy will be the prize for the national champion in the new College Football Playoff. College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock unveiled the more than 2-foot-high trophy Monday. Made from 24-karat gold, bronze and stainless steel, the bottom of the trophy is shaped like a football and rises to form […]

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    U.S. choose 19 players for men’s basketball roster

    by Associated Press on Jul 14, 8:44

    Derrick Rose and four returnees from the 2012 Olympic men’s basketball champions are among the 19 players selected for this summer’s U.S. national team roster. Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, James Harden and Anthony Davis were the four holdovers announced Monday, along with new additions DeMar DeRozan of Toronto and Chandler Parsons, who is leaving Houston […]

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    Germany’s World Cup party gets underway at home

    by Associated Press on Jul 13, 18:11

    A quarter of a million German football fans reacted with unbridled joy, mixed with shock, on Sunday when Mario Goetze struck late in extra-time for Germany to win the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Argentina. The supporters, packed into the “fan mile” in front of the German capital’s famous Brandenburg Gate, screamed as […]

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    LeBron James: I’m returning to Cleveland Cavaliers

    by CBS/AP on Jul 11, 9:24

    LeBron James is coming home. The superstar free agent has told Sports Illustrated that he is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after spending four seasons playing for the Miami Heat. It’s a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after thevenomous fallout that followed his decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat. James told […]

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    Mariners option Walker to Triple-A, recall Pryor

    by Associated Press on Jul 09, 17:43

    The Mariners optioned starting pitcher Taijuan Walker to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday so he can remain on schedule during the All-Star break. Seattle recalled reliever Stephen Pryor to take Walker’s spot on the roster. The Mariners plan to start reliever Tom Wilhelmsen and use their bullpen to get through Thursday’s series finale against Minnesota. Wilhelmsen […]

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    Germany’s Cup win sets Twitter record

    by Associated Press on Jul 09, 15:37

    It won’t be what Brazil’s fans will remember, but the first World Cup semifinal is the most tweeted-about sports event in Twitter history. The social media company says there were 35.6 million tweets sent out during Germany’s 7-1 rout of Brazil on Tuesday afternoon. That easily beat Twitter’s previous record of 24.9 million set during […]

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    4 players eligible for NFL’s supplemental draft

    by Associated Press on Jul 09, 14:46

    Four players will be available during the NFL’s supplemental draft Thursday. League spokesman Michael Signora said in an email that New Mexico receiver Chase Clayton, North Carolina linebacker Darius Lipford, Virginia-Lynchburg defensive tackle Lakendrick Ross and SMU running back Traylon Shead were eligible for the draft. The supplemental draft allows qualified underclassmen who did not […]

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    Germany crushes Brazil in World Cup semifinal 7-1

    by CBS/AP on Jul 08, 15:21

    Despite being a lopsided rout of a soccer power, Brazil has avoided a total shutout in the much-anticipated World Cup semifinal matchup. Germany scored a barrage of early goals and led Brazil 7-0 with a 79th minute strike by forward Andre Schurrle, his second of the match. The five prior goals scored by the Germans in the […]

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    Sterling trial reveals he has Alzheimer’s disease

    by Associated Press on Jul 07, 17:58

    A neurologist has testified that Donald Sterling has Alzheimer’s disease as a trial over the Los Angeles Clippers sale finally gets underway. Dr. Meril Sue Platzer said Monday that she was hired by Sterling’s wife, Shelly, to evaluate him. The NBA has moved to oust Sterling as team owner because of racist remarks he made. […]

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    Arroyo to have Tommy John surgery

    by Associated Press on Jul 07, 16:40

    Arizona right-hander Bronson Arroyo will undergo Tommy John surgery, becoming the third Diamondbacks pitcher to undergo the ligament-replacement procedure this season. Arroyo had never been on the disabled list during his 15-year career before going out on June 16 with elbow tendinitis. Arroyo said on Monday that an MRI revealed that the ulnar collateral ligament […]

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    World Cup semifinals preview

    by Associated Press on Jul 07, 14:30

    Germany coach Joachim Loew has called some of Brazil’s tackling excessive and even brutal and appealed to the referee of the World Cup semifinal to be on the lookout for such robust tactics. Germany and Brazil play Tuesday in Belo Horizonte. Loew said on Monday that Brazil was sure to take commitment, passion and emotion […]

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    Seager replaces Encarnacion on AL All-Star roster

    by Associated Press on Jul 07, 13:49

    Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager has been selected to replace injured Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion on the American League’s roster for next week’s All-Star game. The 26-year-old Seager, a first-time All-Star, entered Monday with a .274 average, 13 homers, 59 RBIs and 21 doubles. Encarnacion, who has 26 home runs and 70 RBIs, […]