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Professional Sports

Concord’s Bonner returning to NBA champion Spurs

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Red Rocket is coming back to San Antonio. The Spurs announced yesterday that they re-signed Concord native and Concord High graduate Matt Bonner. Terms were not disclosed, but the veteran will return for a ninth season in San Antonio. That’s the longest tenure outside of the trio of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker. Bonner only played sparingly … 0

Cleveland’s Manziel has NFL’s top-selling jersey

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Second on Cleveland’s depth chart, Johnny Manziel already tops one NFL list. The popular rookie quarterback, who will begin his first training camp this week … 0

RTA could help NASCAR and teams communicate better on key issues

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures … 0

Things to keep in mind entering Tour de France’s final push

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CARCASSONNE, France – The Tour de France paused for a day in this medieval fortress town just north of the Pyrenees mountains to give the 170 remaining riders a chance to rest up for the race’s final 567 … 0

McIlroy at the peak of his powers after enduring the lowest of lows

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

HOYLAKE, England – The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug. McIlroy was upstairs in the clubhouse at Royal Liverpool for the traditional toast with the R&A, unable to … 2

Witness: Sterling needs to sell team to pay debts from loans

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling’s properties said yesterday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NFL Bills’ Dareus to enter substance abuse program PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Marcell Dareus’ attorney said the Buffalo Bills’ defensive tackle has agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse program in a bid to have felony drug charges in Alabama dismissed. Rod Giddens wrote in an email to the … 0

Through changes, Broncos remain a prime candidate for Super Bowl appearance

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Sacred cows were scarce when Broncos General Manager John Elway dug out from the wreckage of that Super Bowl blistering by the Seahawks. Cornerback Champ Bailey, a perennial Pro Bowler and potential Hall of Famer, … 0

Ortiz homers twice, passes Yastrzemski in rout of Blue Jays

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TORONTO – One day after promising he was “about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August,” David Ortiz hit two towering home runs. They were the 452nd and 453rd of his career, moving Ortiz past … 0

Pro Bowl guard Snee retires from Giants

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The pain got to be too much for Chris Snee. So the veteran guard told the New York Giants yesterday that he is retiring. Snee met with Coach Tom Coughlin, who also is his … 0

Reports: Celtics add free agent guard/forward Evan Turner

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

According to multiple reports, and first reported by the Boston Herald, the Boston Celtics agreed to a deal with free agent swingman Evan Turner. The 25-year-old Turner was drafted second overall in 2010 by the Philadelphia 76ers, remaining with the team until a trade to Indiana at the … 0

Fisher Cats see early lead disappear in loss to Trenton

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats saw a quick three-run lead vanish en route to an 8-5 loss to the Trenton Thunder last night. The Fisher Cats went up 3-0 in the first inning on back-to-back doubles by Matt Newman and Kevin Nolan, the last of which brought in … 0

McIlroy’s British Open win puts him in position to take over golf

Monday, July 21, 2014

HOYLAKE, England – It is difficult to ask a 25-year-old in any profession, be he athlete or accountant, to accurately project a career path over the next two decades. There is so much to learn, so many decisions … 0