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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Motorsports Keselowski to run NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa NEWTON, Iowa – Brad Keselowski will run the NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa on Saturday, just a day before the Sprint Cup event at Pocono. Keselowski will make his seventh start in NASCAR’s second-tier series this season. Keselowski, who has already won a pair of Nationwide races in 2014, will replace … 0

With Brickyard win, Gordon has the look of a championship contender

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels. He was the “Wonder Boy” who … 0

Lions suspend contract talks with Ndamukong Suh until season’s end

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ALLEN PARK, Mich. – The Detroit Lions are postponing contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season. Suh is entering the … 0

Rays’ Archer: ‘Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat’

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn’t mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Big … 0

For once, Redskins camp not a den of controversy

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. – The Washington Redskins are the team that gave us Michael Westbrook punching Stephen Davis, Dan Snyder landing his helicopter during practices, Albert Haynesworth turning the conditioning test into a sideshow and Mike Shanahan using the … 0

Judge permits Clippers’ sale from Sterling to Microsoft’s Ballmer

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In allowing the deal to go forward, Superior Court Judge … 0

Rose impressive in return for USA Basketball

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LAS VEGAS – Derrick Rose said he feels old. The 25-year-old point guard’s rigorous play yesterday during the U.S. basketball team’s first practice dictated otherwise. “I was joking with Kyle Korver, I told him ‘I’m getting old, man. … 0

Nine-run sixth the lowlight as Blue Jays crush Sox, 14-1

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox are looking like a team that’ll be playing out the string a little early this season. The defending World Series champions, last in the AL East, lost for the sixth time in … 0

Graveman picks up his first win in Fisher Cats’ 5-1 victory over Binghamton

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kendall Graveman picked up the win in his debut with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, allowing just one run in six innings in the team’s 5-1 win over the Binghamton Mets last night. Graveman allowed eight hits and two walks while striking out four. Blake McFarland pitched the … 0

Edwards announces departure from Roush Fenway Racing at season’s end

Monday, July 28, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Carl Edwards’s 11-year run with Roush-Fenway Racing will end after this NASCAR season. Roush confirmed the decision yesterday, a move that had been long expected but could not be substantiated because Edwards refuses to publicly discuss … 0

Jeff Gordon turns back the clock to win Brickyard 400

Monday, July 28, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line yesterday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago. Gordon nailed the final restart of the race – no given because restarts have been … 0

Ortiz home run lifts Sox over Rays – and gets bad blood going again

Monday, July 28, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t like the way David Ortiz acted after he helped beat them with a three-run homer, and now it’s back on between the teams at the bottom of the AL … 0

Arizona training sessions a bonding experience for Patriots secondary

Monday, July 28, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The downpour began as practice was about to end for the Patriots on Sunday. It was nothing like the conditions in Arizona where four New England defensive backs had prepared for training camp. “You play … 0