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NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin’s crew chief and car chief yesterday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Darian Grubb and Wesley Sherrill were both suspended through the Sept. 6 race at Richmond. Grubb, the crew chief, was also fined $125,000. It strips Hamlin of two … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BASEBALL Player gets nearly $1 million in Offerman bat attack case BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A lawyer said a Connecticut minor league baseball player hit by … 0

Pats DT Siliga hopes to build on last year’s play

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Sealver Siliga knows about trying to stand out in a crowd. The youngest of 11 siblings finally found steady work with the … 0

Rex, Jets ‘not running’ from being confident

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CORTLAND, N.Y. – Welcome to Camp Confidence, where bold proclamations are among the annual rites of summer for the New York Jets. Yes, they’re talking again. And maybe even a little more than before. Oh, and guess what? … 0

Boston’s Young says he’s recovered from concussion

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Former Kentucky guard James Young says he is “good to go” after a concussion that kept the Boston Celtics’ first-round draft pick from playing in the NBA’s summer league. Young sustained the concussion and whiplash … 0

Tim Dahlberg column: NCAA may not be bumbling idiots after all

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Two down, one big one to go. And with it a growing realization that maybe the people running the NCAA aren’t the bumbling idiots everyone has been making them out to be. The NCAA’s agreement yesterday to create … 0

ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NEW YORK – ESPN suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don’t do anything to provoke an attack. Smith’s commentary occurred during … 0

49ers WR Brandon Lloyd enjoying return to NFL

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Brandon Lloyd returned to the San Francisco 49ers to finish what he started. After taking a year off from football, Lloyd said he came back to the team that drafted him in the fourth … 0

Byron Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return … 0

Source: Browns’ Gordon hires attorney, plans defense

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BEREA, Ohio – Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL. Facing an indefinite suspension for marijuana use, Cleveland’s talented wide receiver has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal … 0

Infante blows first save as Fisher Cats lose to Mets, 4-3

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Andy Burns drove in two runs and Jon Berti and Matt Newman had two hits apiece, but the New Hampshire Fisher Cats couldn’t hold a late lead, falling 4-3 in Binghamton last night. Trailing 3-1 going to the bottom of the eighth inning, Binghamton’s Dilson Herrera homered off … 0

Stroman again stifles Boston in Jays’ 4-2 win

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BOSTON – Marcus Stroman was so good against the Boston Red Sox last week that he went with the same plan last night. And the result was his second solid start in five days, leading the Toronto Blue … 0

Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015. The announcement was made on … 0