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Dungy’s Remarks Reveal Hypocrite

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Michael Sam, gay player = distraction, please go away. Michael Vick, dog killer = deserves a chance. Please explain the logic, Tony Dungy. The man who said he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam because he is a distraction is the same man who stood in Michael Vick’s corner when a large number of poochie-lovers were putting together a lynch mob to extract revenge on Vick. Vick’s crime was dog-fighting. Those …

Padres Send Headley to Yanks

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New York — Trying to boost one of the weakest lineups in the American League, the New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula. Headley arrived at Yankee Stadium right around game time Tuesday night and was in uniform shaking hands with his new …

Nibali, Rogers Find Favor in Pyrenees

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bagneres-De-Luchon, France — Australia’s Michael Rogers led a breakaway to a downhill finish in winning the longest stage as the Tour de France entered the Pyrenees on Tuesday. Vincenzo Nibali, about 8½ minutes back, reined in his top challengers and retained the yellow jersey after Stage 16. But the contest for the podium …

Citing Ukraine Unrest, Players Refusing Return

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rio De Janeiro — Five Brazilian soccer players and an Argentine are refusing to return to Ukraine’s richest soccer club because of the conflict in the eastern European country. Shakhtar Brazilian players Alex Teixeira, Fred, Douglas Costa, Ismaily and Dentinho and Argentina’s Facundo Ferreyra refused to fly back …

Nibali: ‘Flag-Bearer’ for Anti-Doping Cause

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Carcassonne, France — Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping …

Witness: Sterling Needs Clips’ Sale to Pay Off Debts

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Los Angeles — The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling’s properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists …

Stewart Jazzed by Sprint Win

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Charlotte, n.c. — Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing. Stewart raced in a sprint car last weekend for the first time since he broke his leg in an extracurricular race last August. …

Ortiz Passes Yaz on Homer List in Boston Rout

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Toronto — One day after promising he was “about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August,” David Ortiz hit two towering home runs. They were the 452nd and 453rd of his career, moving Ortiz past …

Rangers Rearrange N.Y.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New York — Miles Mikolas earned his first win as a starter, pitching into the eighth inning Monday night and leading the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the sloppy New York Yankees. Trailing by a run …

Tiger Wants Ryder Berth

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer Hoylake, England — Even after his worst 72-hole finish in a major, Tiger Woods says he would pick himself for the Ryder Cup team. His first major of the year, and second …

Kristoff Wins Tour’s Flat Stage

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Associated Press Nimes, France — Alexander Kristoff of Norway captured his second stage win of this year’s Tour de France by leading home a pack that overtook two breakaway riders with only about 50 meters to go …

It’s All About Defense

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Howard Ulman AP Sports Writer Foxborough, Mass. — The Patriots’ defense struggled for much of last season. And that was before it faced the NFL’s best offense in the AFC championship game. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won, 26-16, and piled up 507 yards, the most …

Elliott Edges Bayne For Nationwide Win

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Jay Cohen AP Sports Writer Joliet, Ill. — Chase Elliott is proving to be a quick study. A few questions for his teammates and a couple practice laps, and he was ready to roll in his first …