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Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety under spotlight

Monday, July 6, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life. A wreck that began three rows ahead of him sent cars spinning all over the track. When one turned into him, the force of the hit flipped his car up and over … 0

U.S. win draws record audience

Monday, July 6, 2015

NEW YORK — The United States’ win over Japan in the Women’s World Cup final was the most viewed soccer game in the history of American television. The 5-2 victory Sunday, which gave the Americans a record third title, was seen by 26.7 million viewers. Fox said Monday its English-language coverage drew a 12.9 rating was seen by an average of 25.4 million, … 0

Ramirez two-run HR sinks Astros 5-4

Sunday, July 5, 2015

BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez handed the Boston Red Sox another well-timed win. Ramirez connected with a one-handed swing for a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning that the Red Sox over the Houston Astros 5-4 Sunday. “I was sitting on a changeup. I was still in front, but put a good follow-through,” he said, adding he’d hit “a couple” of home runs … 0

Price wins Hart and Vezina; Bruins’ Bergeron wins Selke

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Carey Price came away from the NHL Awards show with a hat trick. The Montreal Canadiens’ record-setting goalie claimed the Hart Trophy, the Vezina Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award at the NHL’s annual postseason bash Wednesday night. Price also shared the already-announced Jennings Trophy … 0

Ortiz goes deep, Sox beat O’s, 5-1, despite injuries

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BOSTON — David Ortiz’s two-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Wednesday night despite losing two key starters to injuries. Left fielder Hanley Ramirez left with a bruised left hand and second baseman Dustin Pedroia limped off … 0

Brady appeal a 10-hour marathon

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NEW YORK — Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension lasted more than 10 hours Tuesday, ending in the early evening. The sight of Commissioner Roger Goodell leaving the league offices after he heard Brady and representatives from the players’ union during the lengthy meeting, confirmed its conclusion. … 0

NASCAR distances itself from Confederate flag after church massacre

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Confederate flags are as easy to find at NASCAR races as cutoff jeans, cowboy hats and beer. They fly over motorhomes. They adorn clothing. They are regular fixtures, just like Ford and Chevrolet, and that is unlikely to change any time soon. NASCAR probably would like to see … 0

Confederate flag case cited in hot Redskins trademark battle

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week on license plates and the Confederate flag could be bad news for the Washington Redskins. Lawyers for Native Americans who object to the Redskins’ name and trademark say their case has been strengthened by the decision, which found … 0

Lough’s 3-run bomb helps O’s sink Sox

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BOSTON — David Lough hit a three-run homer in Baltimore’s four-run second inning and the Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Tuesday night, their 12th win in 15 games. The Red Sox had a chance to tie it in the ninth after Dustin Pedroia’s two-out, run-scoring … 0

NFL schools rookies on being a professional

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BEREA, Ohio — To prepare rookies for life as professionals, the NFL is again providing a crash course filled with seminars, testimonials and advice on how to navigate the pitfalls of fame and fortune. All the league really had to do was have the new players look at … 0

U.S. without 2 midfielders for quarterfinals

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

EDMONTON, Alberta — The United States has made it through to the quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup but not unscathed. The Americans will have to face China without two key contributors. Midfielders Lauren Holiday and Megan Rapinoe won’t be able to play because of accumulated yellow cards. … 0

Youthful Spieth holds keen sense of history

Monday, June 22, 2015

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Jordan Spieth loves golf history, which is appropriate for someone quickly becoming part of it. Spieth was a freshman at Texas when he first went to St. Andrews with the rest of the Walker Cup team. They played the Old Course, soaked up the … 0

Time for Brady to present his case

Monday, June 22, 2015

When Tom Brady’s appeal hearing kicks off this morning, key arguments will be about who ordered his four-game suspension and whether science supports the league’s findings about deflated footballs. The NFL says Commissioner Roger Goodell authorized the discipline that was imposed by league executive Troy Vincent, who signed … 0