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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 …

Padres Lose No-No, Win Game

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Associated Press San Diego — Odrisamer Despaigne came within four outs of the first no-hitter in San Diego’s 46-year major league history, and the Padres beat the New York Mets 2-1 Sunday on Seth Smith’s run-scoring infield single in the ninth. Making his fifth major league start, …

Yanks Pop Off Over Reds

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Associated Press New York — Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth inning on Brian McCann’s pop-fly single that dropped among three Cincinnati Reds in shallow right field, giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory Sunday. Ellsbury and Derek Jeter …

Lester Making His Case

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Howard Ulman AP Sports Writer Boston — Jon Lester allowed no earned runs for the third time in four starts, and the Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 6-0 win Sunday. In eight innings, the All-Star left-hander struck out …

Never in Doubt

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer Hoylake, England — Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder, sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt. Staked …

Monday, July 21, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Washington 53 43 .552 — — 6-4 W-2 30-20 23-23 Atlanta 54 44 .551 — — 5-5 W-1 27-20 27-24 New York 46 52 .469 8 7½ 7-3 L-2 25-23 21-29 Miami 45 52 .464 8½ 8 3-7 W-1 28-24 17-28 Philadelphia 43 55 .439 11 10½ 6-4 L-1 19-29 24-26 Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away St. Louis 54 44 .551 — — 7-3 W-2 29-20 25-24 Milwaukee 54 45 .545 ½ — 2-8 L-2 25-24 29-21 Pittsburgh 52 46 .531 2 1½ 5-5 W-3 32-20 20-26 Cincinnati 51 47 .520 3 2½ 5-5 L-3 27-21 24-26 Chicago 40 57 .412 13½ 13 2-8 L-5 20-22 20-35 West Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away San Francisco 54 44 .551 — — 5-5 L-1 28-25 26-19 Los Angeles 54 45 .545 ½ — 4-6 L-2 25-24 29-21 San Diego 43 55 .439 11 10½ 4-6 W-2 26-26 17-29 Arizona 43 56 .434 11½ 11 7-3 W-3 20-31 23-25 Colorado 40 58 .408 14 13½ 3-7 L-5 24-25 16-33 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 7, Cincinnati 1St. Louis 4, L.A. Dodgers 2 Pittsburgh 3, Colorado 2, 11 …

Monday, July 21, 2014

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Red Sox 6 Royals 0 Kansas City Boston ab r h bi ab r h bi L.Cain cf 3 0 0 0 B.Holt 3b 5 1 2 0 Infante 2b 4 0 0 0 Nava lf 3 0 2 3 Hosmer 1b 3 0 1 0 Pedroia 2b 4 0 0 1 Valenci 3b 4 0 1 0 D.Ortiz dh 5 0 0 0 AGordn lf 3 0 0 0 Carp 1b 2 0 0 0 BButler dh 4 0 0 0 Victorn rf 4 1 2 0 AEscor ss 3 0 2 0 Drew ss 3 0 0 0 Hayes c 3 0 0 0 D.Ross c 3 2 1 2 Aoki rf 3 0 0 0 BrdlyJr cf 3 2 2 0 Totals 30 0 4 0 Totals 32 6 9 6 Kansas City 000 000 000 — 0 Boston 102 300 00x — 6 E—A.Escobar (10). DP—Kansas City 1, Boston 1. LOB—Kansas City …

Braves, Uggla Part Ways

Monday, July 21, 2014

Atlanta (ap)— The Atlanta Braves did everything they could over the last year to find a team willing to trade for struggling second baseman Dan Uggla. There were no takers. Uggla’s frustrating, four-year tenure with the Braves ended Friday when the team requested unconditional release waivers on a …

TV SportsWatch

Monday, July 21, 2014

•••Sports on TV••• ARENA FOOTBALL 8:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Spokane, ESPN2 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. Texas at N.Y. Yankees, ESPN …

Slumping Sparks Fire Coach

Monday, July 21, 2014

Los Angeles (ap) — Carol Ross has been fired as coach of the slumping Los Angeles Sparks, and will be replaced by general manager Penny Toler for the rest of the season. The team made the move Sunday. The Sparks are in fourth place in the Western Conference, …