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In this Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 photo, Kurt Busch stands in his garage during a practice session for the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. In a stunning move just two days before the season-opening Daytona 500, NASCAR suspended Busch indefinitely on Friday, Feb. 20, after a judge said the former champion almost surely strangled and beat an ex-girlfriend last fall and there was a "substantial likelihood" of more domestic violence from him in the future. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Racer to Follow Guidelines Toward Reinstatement

Monday, March 2, 2015

Charlotte, n.c. — Kurt Busch has agreed to follow NASCAR’s recommended guidelines to be eligible for eventual reinstatement. The 2004 champion was indefinitely suspended Feb. 20 after a Delaware judge said he believed Busch likely committed an act of domestic violence against a former girlfriend and there was a “substantial likelihood” of him doing it again. Busch lost two rounds …

War-Torn Stadium: Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Displaces Soccer Team

Monday, March 2, 2015

Lviv, Ukraine — The sleek stadium, built six years ago and host to some of Europe’s biggest soccer matches, is silent. It sits in the middle of the city of Donetsk, a war zone controlled by pro-Russian separatists battling Ukrainian troops. The $425 million Donbass Arena now serves as a depot and distribution …

In Brief: Harrington Wins Classic in Playoff

Monday, March 2, 2015

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. — Padraig Harrington captured his first PGA Tour title in more than six years Monday when he won the Honda Classic by making a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole in regulation and beating 21-year-old rookie Daniel Berger on the second playoff hole. Leave it to Harrington to emerge the winner of the craziest final round on the …

The View From Down Here

Monday, March 2, 2015

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho lies on the ground to celebrate his team’s 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the English League Cup final in London on Sunday. John Terry’s goal just short of halftime set the table for …

Johnson Solid at Atlanta Again

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hampton, Ga. — The season just started. The calendar hasn’t even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title. Quickly establishing he’s one of the …

Rousey’s Future Nothing But Rosy

Monday, March 2, 2015

Los Angeles — Ronda Rousey won a fight in 16 seconds last summer, falling a second short of the quickest victory in UFC history. At the time, the bantamweight champion figured the speed with which she pummeled Alexis Davis was a fluke. “It’s something everybody on my team …

Houston Cleaves Cavs

Monday, March 2, 2015

Houston — James Harden scored 33 points and LeBron James missed a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds left in overtime, helping the Houston Rockets hold on for a 105-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. …

Ovechkin Goals End Washington’s Slide

Monday, March 2, 2015

Washington — Alex Ovechkin scored his 40th and 41st goals of the season and added an assist, Braden Holtby made 32 saves, and the Washington Capitals snapped a three-game skid with a 4-0 victory over the Toronto Maple …

Striving to Preserve: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Revived at 25

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Kansas City, Mo. — It’s easy “to fall in love with the romanticism” of the Negro Leagues, Bob Kendrick said. And the vibrant cast and vivid tales have been not merely preserved, but animated, by the efforts of …

Former NFL Players Put Trust in ‘The Trust’

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New York — Approaching the end of his dozen seasons as an NFL quarterback, Charlie Batch felt comfortable about moving on to another career. He’s a rarity. Batch, other players, their union and the league itself recognized the …

White Sox Ace Out 3 Weeks

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Glendale, Ariz. — Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale is out for at least three weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot in what the team described as an accident at home. Sale was unloading the back of his truck, general manager Rick Hahn explained Saturday. …

B’s Scare Off Coyotes

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Boston — Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand each had a goal and an assist, helping the Boston Bruins send the Arizona Coyotes to their ninth straight loss, 4-1 on Saturday night. Zdeno Chara added a power-play goal …

Stolen Race Car Found in Suburban Atlanta

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hampton, Ga. — The No. 44 race car returned to its NASCAR shop in North Carolina on Saturday after it was recovered along a remote road in suburban Atlanta, apparently abandoned by the thieves who stole it from a hotel parking lot. While the discovery didn’t occur in …