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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Two Miami players arrested on sex charges, kicked off team MIAMI – The University of Miami reacted swiftly yesterday after sexual battery charges were brought against two of its football players, immediately dismissing both from the Hurricanes team and suspending them as students. JaWand Blue and Alexander Figueroa, both 20-year-old sophomore linebackers, are accused of getting a 17-year-old … 0

Tour de France champion Chris Froome hurts wrist

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

LILLE, France – Back on the race’s home turf after three days in England, the Tour de France faces a first possible shakeout today over … 0

NASCAR penalizes Kurt Busch for Daytona infraction

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR penalized Kurt Busch and his Stewart-Haas Racing team for failing a post-race inspection at Daytona International Speedway. Crew chief Daniel Knost … 0

Germany routs Brazil, 7-1, reaches World Cup final

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil – With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany. Nobody ever expected this. The Germans tore apart Brazil’s porous defense time and time again yesterday, routing the … 0

Bautista, Tulowitzki add to HR Derby lineups

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

NEW YORK – Jose Bautista and Troy Tulowitzki announced three members of their respective teams for Monday night’s Home Run Derby at Target Field. Joining Bautista on the American League team are Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes, who was last … 0

Fisher Cats swept by Rock Cats in doubleheader

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New Britain scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning, erasing a 4-3 deficit on its way to a 5-4 victory and a doubleheader sweep of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats last night. The Rock Cats ripped 15 hits in winning the opener, 10-2. The Fisher … 0

John Leicester column: Disaster’s branding iron burns Brazil anew

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil – Even for an 84-year-old tournament drenched in history, Germany 7, Brazil 1 – you read that right – will be remembered as one of the craziest World Cup matches ever. Because of the humiliation … 0

Gillaspie homer helps White Sox trounce Red Sox, 8-3

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

BOSTON – Conor Gillaspie hit a tie-breaking, two-run homer in the sixth inning for his third hit of the game and the Chicago White Sox beat the struggling Boston Red Sox, 8-3, last night. Boston did manage to … 0

Fisher Cats Berti, Antolin and Boone picked for All-Star Game

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats will be sending three players to the Eastern League All-Star Game on July 16 in Altoona, Pa. Second baseman Jon Berti, who led the Fisher Cats with a .262 average and 26 stolen bases heading into last night’s doubleheader, will join relief pitchers … 0

Patriots’ Edelman to drive pace car at NHMS

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Julian Edelman does it all for the New England Patriots. A highly-productive receiver and return man since joining the team as a seventh-round pick in 2009, Edelman even saw action on defense in 2011. On Sunday, he’ll take … 0

LeBron return to Cleveland sounds good, but relationship with Gilbert an obstacle

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

CLEVELAND – There was no eye contact, nothing to indicate any reconciliation. The breakup of LeBron James and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was beyond bitter. But now, as James considers a return to the team he abandoned four … 0

Monarchs set to open at home Oct. 24-25

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Manchester Monarchs, the primary affiliate of the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, announced the dates for their home opening weekend yesterday. The Monarchs will play their home opener Oct. 24 (a Friday) and stay at home the following evening. Opponents for the home opening weekend and … 0

NASCAR’s decision to cut Daytona race short a wise one

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

When the sky opened for a third time during the rain-rescheduled race at Daytona, and teams pulled out car covers to wait out the weather, it seemed the right time for NASCAR to put the Coke Zero 400 … 0