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Keselowski skipping some plate races for safety

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Brad Keselowski said he’s done with Nationwide Series restrictor-plate races because of the dangerous conditions created by drivers who don’t react quickly enough to multicar...

DATE: July 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Fans brave heat to shed their No. 81 jerseys

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – On a sweltering Saturday meant more for the nearest swimming hole than for shopping, the Patriots ProShop at Gillette Stadium was doing brisk business. By 11 a.m. Eastern time,...

DATE: July 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockets are go for Howard

HOUSTON – Last offseason, the Houston Rockets were an afterthought, a young team with little star power. Now, after trading for James Harden just before this last season and adding Dwight Howard...

DATE: July 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jagr looking for a new landing pad

Jaromir Jagr wants to extend his NHL career, and his agent said some teams are “very interested” in his 41-year-old client. Jagr might have to wait a while, and the league’s active scoring leader...

DATE: July 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

It could be a Grand rivalry

LONDON – Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are building their own Grand Slam rivalry, one that perhaps someday will merit mention alongside Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal or Djokovic vs. Nadal. When...

DATE: July 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sky’s Froome is in great shape after Stage 8

AX 3 DOMAINES, France – At his first real opportunity, Chris Froome blew away his main Tour de France rivals with a supersonic burst Saturday, a fierce uphill climb that felt a little like the bad...

DATE: July 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bartoli wins Wimbledon her way

LONDON Ever since she was a kid, practicing until midnight with her father, Marion Bartoli went about playing tennis her own way. The two-handed strokes for backhands, forehands, even volleys. The...

DATE: July 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Arizona routs Rockies

PHOENIX – Wade Miley pitched eight effective innings and had a three-run double, first-time All-Star Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer, and the Arizona Diamondbacks jumped on Colorado early in...

DATE: July 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Which NHL teams improved the most?

USA TODAY hockey columnist Kevin Allen ranked the teams who have changed their fortunes the most through their use of trades and free agency over the last few days: 1. Detroit Red Wings: When the...

DATE: July 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The grass is Lisicki’s first opponent

LONDON – Sabine Lisicki is allergic to Wimbledon, sort of. Not the town in southwest London and not the All England Club. But she does have hay fever, making her hypersensitive to the very grass...

DATE: July 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Falling Starlin: Cubs’ Castro battles downturn at plate

OAKLAND – This has been a good week for the Chicago Cubs’ rebuilding project, which got a boost when the club agreed to terms with two of the top amateur prospects in the international market....

DATE: July 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Is Anderson Silva the best MMA fighter of all time?

The UFC sent out an e-mail Monday with quotes from 18 of its most well-known fighters, all of whom mostly agreed on two things: Middleweight champion Anderson Silva is probably the best fighter in...

DATE: July 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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