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Kyle Busch wins pole position for NHMS Sprint Cup race

LOUDON – Kyle Busch went from upside down to top of the field. Busch continued the season-long trend of track record qualifying speeds, turning a … Full story    
Updated 16 hours ago

Argentina, Germany have rich World Cup history

PORTO SEGURO, Brazil – Diego Maradona was reportedly so struck by stage fright that he called for his mother’s help as Argentina players sat in … Full story    
Updated 16 hours ago

US golfer Mo Martin leads British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) – Mo Martin had a plan for Royal Birkdale, and it’s working better than she imagined at the Ricoh Women’s British Open. … Full story    
Updated 16 hours ago

Italy’s Trentin wins 7th Tour de France leg in photo finish

NANCY, France (AP) – Matteo Trentin of Italy won Friday’s seventh stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish, after two top American … Full story    
Updated 16 hours ago

Wary Nibali still leading Tour de France

REIMS, France (AP) – Vincenzo Nibali is growing comfortable in his yellow jersey. He’s not taking the Tour de France lead for granted, though. Despite the stunning … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Brazil’s World Cup dream turned to nightmare

SAO PAULO – It wasn’t just a bad dream. Brazilians woke up Wednesday to dreadful headlines describing the shame and humiliation of their soccer team’s … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Argentina moves on to final

SAO PAULO – Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Froome, Tour champ, drops out in Stage 5

ARENBERG, France – An injured wrist was just too much for Tour de France champion Chris Froome, in one of the most memorable and crash-marred … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Emmert calls for lifetime scholarships

WASHINGTON – NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports “scholarships for life” and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago
101st Tour de France

Injured champ Froome faces cobble trouble

LILLE, France – Back on the race’s home turf after three days in England, the Tour de France pack faces a first possible shakeout on … Full story    
Published:  July 9, 2014

FIFA World Cup

Arab football fans turn to Israel TV for World Cup

With the World Cup in faraway Brazil coming at a time of unprecedented sectarian violence and soaring tension in the Middle East, some Arab football … Full story    
Published:  July 9, 2014
FIFA World Cup Semifinal Preview

Netherlands vs Argentina: How do they compare?

RIO DE JANEIRO – When Argentina plays the Netherlands in the World Cup semifinals on Wednesday, it will be a matchup of arguably the two … Full story    
Published:  July 9, 2014
FIFA World Cup

Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil – Germany poured in the goals Tuesday to hand Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in … Full story    
Published:  July 9, 2014

Tributes flow for Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano

MADRID (AP) – Tributes flowed as quickly as the news of Alfredo Di Stefano’s death spread across continents, with Pele joining modern stars Cristiano Ronaldo … Full story    
Published:  July 8, 2014
FIFA World Cup Journal

FIFA takes no action over challenge on Neymar

RIO DE JANEIRO – FIFA will not take action against the Colombia player who injured Neymar and ended the Brazil star’s World Cup. FIFA said … Full story    
Published:  July 8, 2014
FIFA World Cup

World Cup hospitality executive arrested in ticket probe

RIO DE JANEIRO – A senior executive with the official World Cup corporate hospitality provider was arrested in a Rio de Janeiro hotel Monday as … Full story    
Published:  July 8, 2014
FIFA World Cup Semifinals

Brazil vs Germany: How do they compare?

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil and Germany are two of the most decorated teams in football, with eight World Cup titles between them. Both have … Full story    
Published:  July 8, 2014
101st Tour de France

Marcel Kittel wins last UK stage of Tour

LONDON – At this point, the top Tour de France sprint star might be called Sir Marcel. Marcel Kittel, the German with a French first … Full story    
Published:  July 8, 2014
Wimbledon Men’s Final

Djokovic tops Federer for men’s singles title at Wimbledon

LONDON – Novak Djokovic’s large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer’s regal presence and … Full story    
Published:  July 7, 2014

Becker tops Edberg again, this time as coaches

LONDON – Just as he did so often during their playing days, Boris Becker came out on top against Stefan Edberg. This time, though, they … Full story    
Published:  July 7, 2014