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Busch wins Nationwide race in Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa – Kyle Busch raced to his sixth victory in his last seven Nationwide starts and ninth of the season Saturday night, leading 209 of 250 laps in a dominating run at Iowa Speedway.Busch...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Danger: Pocono triangle not safe

LONG POND, Pa. – Pocono Raceway keeps taking hits.Often criticized by drivers for unnecessary 500-mile races and for clogging two spots on the Sprint Cup schedule, the 2½-mile triangle track now is...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘Bay-Bay’ catches deal with Broncos

ENGLEWOOD – The Denver Broncos will kick off training camp today without any holdouts.First-round draft pick Demaryius “Bay-Bay” Thomas agreed to a five-year deal with more than $9 million in...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tebow all smiles at camp

ENGLEWOOD – Tim Tebow is ready for the shots, both on the football field and in the locker room.The two-time national champion from Florida practiced with other rookies Friday in advance of the...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nationwide-only drivers looking for breakthrough

NEWTON, Iowa – The NASCAR Nationwide Series has been dominated by double-duty Sprint Cup drivers all season, which isn’t exactly a new phenomenon.The so-called “regular guys” on the Nationwide tour...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Hamlin, Newman admit to fines

LONG POND, Pa. – Asked the amount of his NASCAR fine, Ryan Newman kept quiet.What did he do?Shrugged shoulders.Hey, maybe the threat of secret fines for speaking out against the stock car series is...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NASCAR discouraging negative spin of sport

NEWTON, Iowa – NASCAR president Mike Helton insists he wants drivers to feel free to express themselves.Helton just doesn’t want anyone doing so in a way that could hurt the sport’s image.A report...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos sign their maligned 1st-round pick

ENGLEWOOD – Tim Tebow missed some practices but none that counted before agreeing to a contract with the Denver Broncos on Thursday.The two-time national champion from Florida and 25th pick in the...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Wells finishes 12th in Switzerland

Coming off a successful U.S. Mountain Bike National Championships in which he claimed two titles, Todd Wells went back across the pond for the fourth event in the Mountain Bike World Cup, held July...

DATE: July 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos go camping again

ENGLEWOOD – Kyle Orton can’t wait for rookie Tim Tebow to sign his contract and help shoulder the load at the Denver Broncos’ training camp.Not necessarily to split the snaps or siphon the media...

DATE: July 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Feds seek records on Armstrong from '04 case

AUSTIN, Texas – Federal prosecutors investigating cheating in professional cycling subpoenaed documents from a 2004 case in which a Texas company tried to prove Lance Armstrong used performance...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Garza throws Rays’ first no-no

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Matt Garza pitched the first no-hitter in Tampa Bay Rays history and the fifth in the major leagues this season, beating the Detroit Tigers 5-0 Monday night.Garza faced the...

DATE: July 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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