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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

Brady looking to improve in 15th training camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Three quarterbacks took turns throwing as the New England Patriots began training camp yesterday. It’s the 15th for Tom Brady, the fourth for Ryan Mallett and the first for Jimmy Garoppolo. All had plenty to … 0

Tour de France 18th stage at a glance

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ARGELES-GAZOST, France – A brief look at the 18th stage of the Tour de France yesterday: The stage: Ninety miles from Pau to the summit finish at Hautacam, rated “beyond category” in the Tour jargon to describe the most difficult climbs. Along the way was the famed Tourmalet … 0

Tigers bolster shaky bullpen with addition of Joakim Soria

Thursday, July 24, 2014

DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers had seen enough from their shaky bullpen to know something had to be done. The AL Central-leading Tigers acquired right-hander Joakim Soria, giving them an option to pitch in the seventh, eighth or … 0

Bizarre Clippers court case nears close

Thursday, July 24, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The bizarre battle over the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers goes to a judge Monday and he may not have the final word on the dispute. The story has taken one strange turn after … 0

In eyes of the NFL, marijuana use worse than assault

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Talk about a distraction. As flippant and meaningless as that word has become in the context of sports and locker rooms, it seems a fitting characterization of Ray Rice’s situation on the Baltimore Ravens – at least in … 0

The un-Armstrong? Tour ‘boss’ Nibali wins Stage 18

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ARGELES-GAZOST, France – As his team hoped, Vincenzo Nibali demonstrated he’s the “boss” of the Tour de France. Just don’t compare him to the last rider to regularly bear that sobriquet at cycling’s greatest race, Lance Armstrong. In … 0

Fisher Cats win opener of series in Harrisburg

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Daniel Norris pitched five scoreless innings and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats used two home runs to drop the Harrisburg Senators, 5-3, in the opener of a four-game series last night. Andy Burns hit his 11th home run to give the Fisher Cats a 2-0 lead in the … 0

Lynch expected to hold out from Seahawks camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

RENTON, Wash. – Marshawn Lynch is not expected to be present for the first day of the Seattle Seahawks’ training camp, according to close friend and former teammate Michael Robinson. Appearing on NFL Network last night, Robinson said he spoke with Lynch and Seattle’s star running back plans … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, July 24, 2014

BASEBALL Padres OF Maybin tests positive for amphetamine CHICAGO – San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was suspended 25 games by Major League Baseball yesterday for testing positive for an amphetamine. Maybin said in a statement distributed through … 0

Broncos owner Bowlen giving up control due to Alzheimer’s

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s … 0