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Wally Rogers out as Michael McDowell's crew chief

Leavine Family Racing has announced that Wally Rogers, the crew chief for driver Michael McDowell, is no longer with the organization. A replacement has not been named. "We appreciate everything Wally has done for this organization," said team owner Bob Leavine in a team release. "I'm committed to growing this race team and improving our on-track performance. Looking ahead to 2016...
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Auburn names team captains for 2015

Auburn picked team captains Thursday night, with senior receiver Jonathan Wallace and redshirt sophomore buck linebacker Carl Lawson getting the honors.Tigers coach Gus Malzahn had initially said that he'd announce team captains Tuesday but then decided to wait until all fall practices had been completed.Wallace is a reserve slot receiver who is not actually on the two-deep after...
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Stoops, Wildcats feel 'responsibility' to fans as opener arrives

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops on Thursday made his final media appearance before Saturday's season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette, and just as is the case with most of Big Blue Nation, he's ready to see the Wildcats hit the field."I think the anticipation as you get closer to it and it gets closer to the end of the week, you start feeling anxious and ready to go," Stoops said, according...
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Here's why Derrick Rose shot so poorly from three-point distance last season

An argument can be made that a player's three-point shooting percentage is directly related to the quality of the looks that he gets from that distance.Some players defy this correlation, certainly. But the majority of shooters will make a larger percentage of open shots than those that they take which are closely contested.All of this may explain why Derrick Rose shot so poorly...
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Alshon Jeffery spotted at preseason game; no update on injured calf

The Chicago Bears have been without top wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, who's dealing with a calf injury, since mid-August. Jeffery was spotted in street clothes at the Bears-Browns preseason game on Thursday night, but Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune said the receiver only had a light catch during pregame warmups -- no running.This only fuels speculation that Jeffery will not...
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in final month, Cards have plenty of rare milestones to accomplish

With one month left to go in the 2015 regular season, the St. Louis Cardinals are chasing history in more ways than just team win total. As the Cards look to lock up another NL Central title and head to the postseason for a fifth consecutive season, MLB.com took a look at other team milestones that are attainable, marks that could be considered once-in-a-career type opportunities...
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Flashback Friday: The first Southern 500 remembered, 65 years later

NASCAR returns to tradition this weekend as the Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway moves back to the traditional Labor Day weekend date. While this will mark the 112th NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the track "Too Tough To Tame," this will be Darlington's first on Labor Day weekend since 2003. NASCAR has Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the American Automobile Association (AAA...
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Dredge leads at Russian Open

MOSCOW (AP) Bradley Dredge shot 5-under 66 Friday to lead the Russian Open by one stroke at the halfway stage. The Welshman started the day tied for third but had a bogey-free second round for 10-under 132 overall after teeing off on a damp morning at the Skolkovo Golf Club outside Moscow. The 42-year-old Dredge is chasing his first tour win since the 2006 European Masters. England...
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Oliveira of Portugal wins 13th Vuelta stage, Aru keeps lead

TARAZONA, Spain (AP) Nelson Oliveira of Portugal sped away to win the 13th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Friday, while Fabio Aru kept his lead before the Grand Tour enters three straight days in the mountains. Oliveira broke free from an escape group of 24 riders with around 20 kilometers (12 miles) to go on the hilly 178-kilometer (110-mile) ride from Calatayud to Tarazona. The...
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Richmond-Maryland Preview

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) How will Maryland's Perry Hills performs at quarterback is the most pertinent question for Terrapins in their season opener against Richmond. Hills won the job over Daxx Garman and Caleb Rowe in summer camp and will receive his first start on Saturday since 2012. The junior threw only 10 passes last season behind C.J. Brown, so a matchup against a Football...
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Here's how Ed Davis can help the Portland Trail Blazers on offense

Portland Trail Blazers forward Ed Davis has a habit of swimming below the radar. He's perpetually underrated, a solid rebounder and shot blocker who has quite a bit of touch near the basket. He's efficient and understands his limitations. That's good, and should help Portland exceed its expectations this season. Here's more on Davis' useful offensive attack from SB Nation's Blazer...
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No swings needed as Nationals' Harper walks into record books

Bryce Harper walked into the major league record books Thursday - and never took the bat off his shoulder.Harper managed to fill up the box score without taking one swing in the Washington Nationals' 15-1 romp over the Atlanta Braves. Harper walked in all four plate appearances, scoring each time, and even managed to collect an RBI by drawing a bases-loaded base on balls.The 22-year...
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Kentucky LB Flannigan to miss opener due to injury

Kentucky linebacker Ryan Flannigan will miss Saturday's season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette with a lingering injury, the team announced Thursday.Coach Mark Stoops would not disclose the injury, according to the Courier-Journal. He also said he had not yet determined who would replace Flannigan, a senior and the projected starter at weakside linebacker. Senior Khalid Henderson...
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Lakers' Russell says he can relate to Kobe on at least one level

  One of the newest members of the Los Angeles Lakers might not be entirely sure that Kobe Bryant is the greatest of all-time. But that doesn’t mean rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell is unclear about what makes Bryant one of the best. After he threw out the first pitch at a Dodgers game this week, Lakers Nation caught up with Russell and asked him about the calm demeanor he...
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Holland using 'boxer's mentality' to help Rangers in playoff quest

Texas Rangers left-hander Derek Holland is perhaps known to the national baseball audience just as much for his Harry Caray impressions and Rick 'Wild Thing' Vaughn haircut as he is his solid starting pitching.  He told T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com that while he enjoys the goofy antics and being playful with his teammates, he also spends a lot of time watching video and studying in...
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Navy hosts Colgate, which hopes to 'shock the world'

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Navy looks at its opening game as a chance to build momentum before beginning its first season in the American Athletic Conference. Colgate sees a chance to create a memorable moment. The Midshipmen will be overwhelming favorites Saturday in their matchup with the Football Championship Subdivision opponent. Navy has also dominated Colgate in previous meetings...
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PHOTO: Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski to get his own hot sauce

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is one of the most marketable players in the NFL, and it's easy to see why with his outgoing personality. Just in this offseason alone, he's done commercials and spots for Dunkin Donuts, Foot Locker and a handful of others. Now, Gronk is getting into the food business. Gronk is getting his own licensed hot sauce, appropriately named...
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CFB AM: Minnesota's dramatic chipmunk returns to take your soul

No. 2 TCU didn't look so hot on opening night at Minnesota, although the Horned Frogs still won, 23-17. As Stewart Mandel writes in his Thursday night takeaways post, this shouldn't be much of a concern for TCU as Minnesota is a very respectable Big Ten team, and this will be among the toughest road games TCU plays all season. So chill out those of you who have the Frogs going to...
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Respect-deprived Tigers take on SEMO in 2015 opener

Back-to-back division titles would figure to make Missouri a favorite in the SEC East, but the Tigers aren't getting that kind of respect. Flying under the radar again, No. 24 Missouri opens Saturday against visiting Southeast Missouri State. Senior linebacker Kentrell Brothers leads all returning SEC players with 122 tackles last year, but he was slotted as a third-team all-conference...
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Maine Dunkin' Donuts: Free coffee for 'Deflategate' judge

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) A Dunkin' Donuts shop in Maine is offering free coffee for life to the federal judge who lifted New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's suspension. The Sun Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1JToFhv ) the shop in Lewiston put the offer on a sign outside the store after U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman erased Brady's four-game suspension over ''Deflategate...
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Column: Closed cockpits in Formula One? Not so fast

MONZA, Italy (AP) The idea of enveloping Formula One drivers in closed cockpits to better protect them from flying debris and crashes is more complicated than it sounds. The governing body of motorsport, the FIA, has tried, and for the moment, rejected closed cockpits for F1 after they tested one concept by firing heavy tires at the canopy of an F-16 fighter jet. F1 is, however...
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Quincy Pondexter hopes to have 'a lot better season' than he did last year

Quincy Pondexter played the best basketball of his career last season, after coming to the Pelicans as part of a three-team trade with the Celtics and the Grizzlies.Pondexter got an expanded role once he arrived in New Orleans, and he made the most of it. He averaged a career-best nine points and 3.1 rebounds in 27.8 minutes per contest, while knocking down 43.3 percent of his looks...
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Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez supporting migrants

MUNICH -- Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez visited migrants at Munich train station Friday to offer his support and sporting director Matthias Sammer made a call for others to help. ''Every little helps! Welcome refugees!'' Martinez said in a tweet that included a photo of himself handing a Bayern football to a young child. Munich police said ''there's no end to the support...
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Jags RB Gerhart 'confident' he'll be ready for season-opener

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart, who sat out the last two preseason games with an oblique injury, said he'll be ready to play in the team's season opener Sept. 13.Gerhart, who has yet to return practice, said he expects to be available for the Week 1 matchup against the Carolina Panthers. The 28-year-old suffered the injury in the Aug. 22 game against the New York...
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F1: Maldonado insists he has Lotus, or Renault, contract for 2016

Pastor Maldonado says he doesn't know what the future holds for Lotus and its suitor Renault - but the Venezuelan is adamant that he has a firm contract for 2016. Stories have suggested that Maldonado and his sponsor PDVSA might not fit with Renault's future plans, should the sale of the team finally go through. “At the moment nothing happened yet,” he said at Monza on Thursday...
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