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More at stake in Loudon race with new Chase format

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Chase for the Sprint Cup race at Loudon was always pivotal. Now, it’s even more important. Thanks to the changes to the Chase format for this season, calling New Hampshire an “all or nothing” stop in the Sprint Cup’s postseason isn’t hyperbole, but a reality. Before the season, NASCAR tweaked the traditional Chase structure, splitting the 10 races that … 0

Schedule for NASCAR weekend at NHMS

Friday, September 19, 2014

NASCAR weekend schedule WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17 5-7 p.m. – Speedway Children’s Charities Ride-alongs THURSDAY, SEPT. 18 11 a.m. – Camping World Truck Series haulers enter … 0

Gordon, Johnson, someone else? Filling out the Chase bracket

Friday, September 19, 2014

Their areas of expertise are wildly different, but ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven and college basketball icon Dick Vitale agree on one thing: Come the … 0

Revamped Royals beat Red Sox, 7-1

Sunday, September 14, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 17 batters he faced, Omar Infante had three hits and drove in two runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox, 7-1, last night. Manager Ned … 0

Kyle Busch gets pole for Chase opener at Chicago

Saturday, September 13, 2014

JOLIET, Ill. – Kyle Busch will start the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on the pole for tomorrow’s opening race at Chicagoland Speedway. Busch got the top spot when rain washed out yesterday’s qualifying session and the … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, September 13, 2014

BASEBALL Orioles slugger Davis suspended 25 games, admits Adderall use BALTIMORE – Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games for using amphetamines, a punishment that began yesterday and will extend into the postseason. Baltimore started play yesterday … 0

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse

Saturday, September 13, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team yesterday for tomorrow’s game … 0

Players’ union reps approve HGH testing for ’14

Saturday, September 13, 2014

NEW YORK – HGH testing is coming to the NFL this season. Player representatives to the union voted yesterday to implement testing for human growth hormone for the 2014 NFL season. HGH testing was originally agreed upon in 2011, but the players have balked at the science in … 0

Mercury finishes sweep of Sky for third WNBA title

Saturday, September 13, 2014

CHICAGO – Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky, 87-82, last night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for … 0

Red Sox knock Royals out of first with 4-2 victory

Saturday, September 13, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Allen Webster pitched six solid innings and Jemile Weeks stroked a pair of doubles and scored two runs as the Boston Red Sox defeated the sputtering Kansas City Royals, 4-2, last night. Kansas City … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, September 12, 2014

MOTORSPORTS Sheriff: Investigation of Stewart crash complete CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. – An upstate New York sheriff said he has completed his investigation into the death of a driver struck by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart during a sprint car race … 0

Red Sox 2B Pedroia has season-ending surgery

Friday, September 12, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had season-ending surgery on his left wrist yesterday to repair a tendon, clean out scar tissue and reduce some inflammation. The surgery was performed by Dr. Matt Liebman at Newton-Wellesley Surgery Center near Boston. Red Sox Manager … 0

World Series scheduled to open on a Tuesday

Friday, September 12, 2014

NEW YORK – The World Series is scheduled to open on a Tuesday instead of Wednesday this year. In 2007, Major League Baseball switched from a Saturday to a Wednesday start with the goal of playing more games on nights that typically draw the largest television audiences. The … 0