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That’s Wondolowski – W-O-N-D-O-L-O-W-S-K-I

PORTLAND, Ore. – Maybe next time they’ll spell Chris Wondolowski’s name right. The striker scored a first-half hat trick in a 6-1 victory for the U.S. men’s national team over Belize in the...

DATE: July 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Fish ready to jump back into the ATP pool

Mardy Fish watched from afar as one side of the Wimbledon draw opened up. He couldn’t help but wonder if he would have taken advantage to make a deep run. Still, the American knew he made the right...

DATE: July 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rasheed Wallace is an NBA assistant coach

ORLANDO – Some things will never change. Rasheed Wallace had a colorful response Monday to the initial silence from reporters wanting him to comment on becoming a Pistons assistant coach. “C’mon,...

DATE: July 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

UFC 162 fixed? Dana White says no chance

LAS VEGAS – UFC President Dana White has a term for people who think Saturday’s UFC 162 headliner was fixed. It’s not a very nice one, either. However, when stakes are high and your brain can’t...

DATE: July 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Froome seeks better protection

SAINT-NAZAIRE, France – The manager of Chris Froome’s team promises that his star rider never again will be left exposed in his bid to win the Tour de France. Froome kept the yellow jersey on a...

DATE: July 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Murray’s eyes set on more Grand prizes

LONDON The first question at the first formal news conference of the first full day of Andy Murray’s new life as Wimbledon champion concerned the buzz building in Britain about whether knighthood...

DATE: July 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Colorado is Corbin’s 10th victim

PHOENIX At last, Patrick Corbin has that elusive 10th victory. The 23-year-old left-hander gave up three hits in eight innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Colorado 6-1 on Sunday for their...

DATE: July 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

All-Star snubs: Players who should be packing for N.Y.

USA TODAY Sports examines the biggest snubs in baseball’s All-Star rosters: Josh Donaldson, 3B, Athletics: No argument with the American League’s top two of Miguel Cabrera and Manny Machado, but...

DATE: July 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Martin doesn’t need luck to win Stage 9

BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France – Left alone and with his teammates far behind, Chris Froome held off repeated attacks to retain the Tour de France lead Sunday as the three-week race left the Pyrenees...

DATE: July 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Murray scratches U.K.’s 77-year itch

LONDON Andy Murray needed one more point, one solitary point, to win Wimbledon – a title he yearned to earn for himself, of course, and also for his country. Britain had endured 77 years since one...

DATE: July 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Johnson first to sweep at Daytona since 1982

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson is the first driver in 31 years to sweep Daytona International Speedway. The Daytona 500 winner became the first driver since Bobby Allison in 1982, and the...

DATE: July 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Davis, Molina the All-Star pacesetters

NEW YORK Baltimore slugger Chris Davis powered past Detroit Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera in the final week to claim the most fan votes in All-Star game balloting, and Washington outfielder...

DATE: July 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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