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Tim Tebow being promoted to Mets’ affiliate in Florida

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Tim Tebow is moving up and heading south — to some very familiar territory. Tebow has been promoted to the New York Mets’ high Class A affiliate in St. Lucie, Florida. The...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Larry Warbasse, Amber Neben win U.S. road cycling national championships

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Larry Warbasse admitted he may have had the best two weeks of his professional career. Amber Neben may have had the best two days. Warbasse emerged from a three-rider breakaway...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Red-hot Dodgers sweep Rockies

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers unleashed yet another weapon to continue their winning streak. The vaunted wild pitch. The Dodgers made some history Sunday, albeit with a great assist from...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Kevin Harvick wins at Sonoma, highlights banner day for Ford

SONONA, Calif. — Kevin Harvick led a 1-2-3 podium sweep for Ford while proving that veteran experience still counts for something in NASCAR. Harvick returned to victory lane for the first time this...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth needed an extra hole, a little bit of luck and an amazing final shot to finish off a wire-to-wire victory in the Travelers Championship. The two-time major champion...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Once-homeless sisters mingle with track stars at nationals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The three once-homeless sisters recited all the athletes they met at nationals and the souvenirs they received as they slurped shaved ice. Nine-year-old Brooke Sheppard got...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Scott Dixon spoils Penske party at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Scott Dixon spoiled Team Penske’s party at Road America. First, his Chip Ganassi Racing team had to fix a faulty fuel cell on the No. 9 Honda that provided nervous moments...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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FIFA’s video review system under scrutiny again in Russia

SOCHI, Russia — FIFA’s new video review system is bringing turmoil to the Confederations Cup, with technology designed to deliver quick, clear decisions agitating players and leaving coaches and...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Big3 basketball league begins with close games, not much Iverson

NEW YORK — Allen Iverson plans to be more spectator than scorer in the Big3. The Iverson of old might be the only thing Ice Cube’s new 3-on-3 basketball venture can’t deliver. The rapper-actor’s...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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Jordan Spieth birdies 18th to keep Travelers lead

CROMWELL, Conn. – Jordan Spieth continues to play just a little better than anyone else at the Travelers Championship. The 23-year-old Texan closed with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 4-under 66 on...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Style vs safety: Do too many football helmets pose a risk?

Oregon football players used three helmets last season – green, black and white – that were mixed and matched with myriad uniform combinations. The Ducks were pioneers in football fashion and other...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

NHL draft selections

Friday At United Center, Chicago First Round 1. New Jersey, Nico Hischier, c, Halifax (QMJHL). 2. Philadelphia, Nolan Patrick, c, Brandon (WHL). 3. Dallas, Miro Heiskanen, d, HIFK (Finland). 4....

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports