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Shepherd’s Age An Issue Again After Late Crash

Monday, July 14, 2014

Loudon, n.h. — Morgan Shepherd’s senior status has become an age-old problem in NASCAR: Just much longer can the 72-year-old driver race? Much older and slower than any driver on the track, the 72-year-old Shepherd took out contender Joey Logano in the second half of Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Shepherd’s No. 33 Chevrolet was about 15 laps off the pace when he connected with Logano. Logano was …

Red Sox End With Flourish

Monday, July 14, 2014

Houston — A pair of Red Sox from Texas sure made things tough on the Houston Astros in their return to the Lone Star state. Clay Buchholz allowed three hits and struck out a career-high 12 in his fifth career shutout in Boston’s 11-0 win over Houston on Sunday. Brock Holt had a …

Super Mario Strikes: Sub’s OT Goal Sends World Cup Back to Germany

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rio de Janeiro — It had more twists and turns — and almost as much blood — as a heavyweight title fight. But when the knockout blow finally came, it was delivered by one of the smallest players on the field, with second-half substitute Mario Goetze scoring in the second overtime to give …

Mets Filet Marlins, 9-1

Monday, July 14, 2014

New York — Jacob deGrom had a tiebreaking single and again shut down the Marlins with seven impressive innings, David Wright doubled twice and drove in two runs, and the New York Mets completed a three-game sweep of …

Gomes Powers Tribe

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Associated Press Cleveland — Yan Gomes’ two-run homer in the eighth inning gave the Cleveland Indians a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Gomes drove in all three Cleveland runs. His home run to …

Keselowski Leaves Field Chasing Second Place

Monday, July 14, 2014

Loudon, n.h. — Brad Keselowski sat down for the post-race interviews, started answering the first question and couldn’t hide a hint of sadness in his voice. Three hundred and one laps of Sprint Cup racing were in the …

A Cup of Winners, Losers

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rio De Janeiro — The history books will show that Germany won the 2014 World Cup 1-0 in extra time over Argentina, becoming the first European team to win the trophy on South American soil and denying Argentine …

A Frenchman in Front

Monday, July 14, 2014

Mulhouse, France — On a day local Roman Catholics were celebrating the feast of Saint Anthony, two other Tonys had their own reason to celebrate in the Tour de France. Germany’s Tony Martin took the stage win Sunday, …

Monty Owns Major Mojo

Monday, July 14, 2014

Edmond, Okla. — Colin Montgomerie is getting used to winning these big events. The Scotsman defeated Gene Sauers in a playoff to claim the U.S. Senior Open title Sunday at Oak Tree National. Montgomerie failed to win in …

Continental Duck Population Up

Sunday, July 13, 2014

By Doug Smith Star Tribune Continental duck populations have increased over last year to record levels, and their habitat conditions have improved, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report released earlier this week. The preliminary estimate for the total duck population is 49.2 million birds, an …

Wacky Style Of Fishing

Sunday, July 13, 2014

By Brent Frazee The Kansas City Star On Bone Creek Lake, Kan. — Midway through a fishing trip on Bone Creek Lake, Zac Udock had a wacky idea. The bass weren’t biting other baits, so it was time for Udock to go to his secret weapon — the …

Germany vs Argentina: How They Compare

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The best player in the world goes up against the ultimate team machine, on the world’s biggest stage. When Lionel Messi’s Argentina takes on Germany in today’s World Cup final, it looks at first glance like a meeting …

Is It Messi’s Time?

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Rio De Janeiro — The comparisons with flamboyant and outspoken legend Diego Maradona have surely become tiresome to World Cup star Lionel Messi, of Argentina, but they will be intensified to a whole new decibel over the next …