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NASCAR to try new aero packages at 3 additional tracks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) NASCAR will use track-specific rules packages at three more race tracks as the sanctioning body continues to try to improve the racing. A unique rules package had already been announced for Saturday night's race at Kentucky. NASCAR executive Steve O'Donnell said Tuesday a similar low downforce package will be used at Darlington in September. Teams will use a...
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Steven Gerrard eager for sunny new challenges with LA Galaxy

CARSON, Calif. (AP) Steven Gerrard brought a touch of Liverpool weather - cool, overcast and even some drizzle - to his first practice with the LA Galaxy on Tuesday morning. By the time the English midfielder was formally introduced by the club in the afternoon to begin his MLS career, there was nothing but California sunshine outside StubHub Center. The change reflects the biggest...
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Arenado, LeMahieu hoping Tulowitzki joins them in Cincinnati

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies' two newest All-Stars are hoping they can bring a third along to Cincinnati next week. Third baseman Nolan Arenado and second baseman DJ LeMahieu were named reserves to NL team on Monday and will find out Friday if star teammate Troy Tulowitzki will join them. Tulowitzki is on the Final Vote ballot, which is voted upon by fans until 4 p.m. Friday...
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Late addition Jurkovic explains how he ended up at UGA

Being an Ohio State signee and a Notre Dame legacy recruit, it's hard to imagine how Mirko Jurkovic ended up with the Georgia Bulldogs. The 2015 recruit recently detailed the unique situation to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “I talked to Coach Richt about 20 minutes ago,” Jurkovic said. “He told me that I would be admitted, so then I told him that I was coming to Georgia...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers roll out new license plate for 2015

If you're a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan, you have a new-look opportunity to show off your love and support for the team. According to WTSP, the Bucs have now released a new license plate for fans to purchase."The new plate, which contains the team's iconic windswept red battle flag logo placed upon a rich pewter backdrop, is available for sale at all Tax Collector offices throughout...
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Steven Gerrard aims to emulate David Beckham with LA Galaxy

Steven Gerrard has spoken of his desire to emulate his "hero" David Beckham by winning trophies with LA Galaxy. It was announced in January that Gerrard would end his lengthy association with boyhood club Liverpool to make the switch to MLS. In doing so, Gerrard follows in the footsteps of his fellow former England captain Beckham, who won the MLS Cup twice during a five-year stay...
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Drew Brees to auction off 1969 Camaro SS

Drew Brees is spending some down time with his family before training camp for the New Orleans Saints kicks off. According to OldCarsWeekly.com, part of that down time includes Brees putting up his 1969 Camaro SS up for auction at the Vicari Auction on July 11. "The Camaro is undoubtedly one of the most iconic muscle cars of the ’60s, and we are pleased that Drew Brees has chosen...
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Rockies claim Germen off waivers, move Morneau to 60-day DL

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies claimed right-handed pitcher Gonzalez Germen off waivers from the Chicago Cubs and assigned him to Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday. To make room for Germen on the 40-man roster the Rockies have transferred first baseman Justin Morneau to the 60-day disabled list. Germen appeared in six games with the Cubs this season. He was originally signed by...
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Rangers reach deal with Cuban infielder Andy Ibanez

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with Cuban infielder Andy Ibanez on an international free-agent contract on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Ibanez hit .283 with 13 home runs during the past three seasons in Cuba's top league. He was the youngest player on the Cuban team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Ibanez is considered a good defender...
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NASCAR exec defends safety efforts, disagrees with Newman criticism

NASCAR hasn't had enough time yet to determine what safety changes may result from Austin Dillon's terrifying last-lap crash at Daytona International Speedway early Monday morning. That's the word from NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer Steve O'Donnell, who said in a Tuesday afternoon teleconference that the sanctioning body has no timetable for...
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New York holding parade for champion US women's soccer team

NEW YORK (AP) The confetti will be flying when the city holds a parade for the U.S. women's soccer team to celebrate its World Cup victory. Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced Tuesday that the parade has been scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. in lower Manhattan, along Broadway from the Battery to City Hall, known as the Canyon of Heroes. The celebration will include a...
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Royals beat Rays on grand slam in ninth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Paulo Orlando was biding his time in Triple-A, hoping to be recalled by the Royals when the rosters expand in September, when he got a call from them over the weekend. He was headed back to Kansas City for the second time this season. The timing turned out to be perfect. In his first game back, the Brazilian outfielder hit a grand slam in the ninth inning off...
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Watch Live: Panama, Haiti open Gold Cup with critical Group A match (FS2)

Watch Live: Panama, Haiti open Gold Cup with critical Group A match (FS2)
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Yankees to get Miller, Ellsbury back from DL on Wednesday

NEW YORK (AP) The first-place Yankees are about to get a pair of important players back at once. New York closer Andrew Miller and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury are expected to come off the disabled list Wednesday before the Yankees host Oakland. Miller has been sidelined since June 10 with a strained left forearm, while Ellsbury has been out since May 20 with a sprained right...
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Austin Nichols' dad says forward seeks transfer from Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis 6-foot-9 forward Austin Nichols is looking to transfer. Mark Nichols said Tuesday that ''it doesn't look like'' his son will be back at Memphis, though he added the school has denied his request for a release ''at this point.'' Mark Nichols said Austin plans to go through an appeals process to seek a release. CBS Sports first reported Mark Nichols saying...
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Can Darnell Nurse realistically make the Oilers this season?

Every single Edmonton Oilers fan is understandably ranting and raving about their generational-talented draft pick Connor McDavid. But there is one other first round draft pick in their possession they should be awfully excited for in defenseman Darnell Nurse.Nurse, drafted 7th overall in the 2013 draft, has all of the tools to be a standout NHL defenseman. He's got tremendous size...
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Cam Newton gives the AFL a run, trains with Richmond at Pund Road

Cam Newton went from the NFL to the AFL (Australian Football League) this past weekend, as he attended Richmond's victory over Greater Western Sydney on Saturday, per Lauren Wood of the Herald Sun. Newton had quite a bit to say about his experience in Gatorade's Athlete Exchange program, the first of which was about the gear they wear, or don't wear. "In our sport, they're constantly...
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Utah Jazz sign top draft pick Trey Lyles

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the Utah Jazz have signed first-round draft pick Trey Lyles. The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. NBA.com first reported the contract. The 6-foot-10, 241-pound Lyles averaged 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds at Kentucky and was named to the Southeastern...
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Brendan Schaub: 'I think Conor McGregor is terrified right now'

Conor McGregor and his camp have insisted that the opponent change from Jose Aldo to v at this week's UFC 189 hasn't fazed the featherweight in the least. On the latest episode of The Fighter and The Kid podcast, however, co-host and UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub says that the truth is likely that McGregor wanted no part of Mendes. "I think he's terrified," he says. "I think the...
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Cardinals' Gerald Christian can't wait to experience 'Irrelevant Week'

Arizona Cardinals tight end Gerald Christian was the very last pick of the 2015 NFL Draft and with that honor, Christian gets to experience a whole week in California dedicated solely to him. Christian was already flown out to California once after the draft to experience a taste of what is to come this week. 'Irrelevant Week', which has become very popular recently for every player...
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Six SEC players named to the Paul Hornung Award watch list

With the college football season inching closer and closer as these long summer days come and go, one of the first signs of the coming season is the release of award watch lists. Monday the official watch list for the Paul Hornung Award was released and features six SEC players. Pharoh Cooper - South Carolina GamecocksDon't let the down season fool you, Cooper was outstanding last...
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A-Rod 'disappointed' by All-Star omission, but not surprised

NEW YORK (AP) Alex Rodriguez says he is ''obviously disappointed'' to be left off the American League All-Star team, but considered himself ''a long shot'' to get selected. The New York Yankees' designated hitter says he's happy just to be in the conversation, and hopes the four days off over the All-Star break will benefit him. Rodriguez, who turns 40 on July 27, entered Tuesday...
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Wizards agree to $4M, 1-year deal with SG Alan Anderson

WASHINGTON (AP) Free-agent shooting guard Alan Anderson has agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with the Washington Wizards that should become official later this week. Anderson's agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed the terms of the deal on Tuesday. Teams cannot sign deals with free agents until Thursday. The 6-foot-6 Anderson played the past two years with the Brooklyn Nets...
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Pujols says he will take part in All-Star Home Run Derby

DENVER (AP) Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols says he will compete in the All-Star Home Run Derby. Pujols said he talked with Major League Baseball and confirmed he will be one of the hitters for the event Monday in Cincinnati. The All-Star Game is the next night. Pujols said he wanted to be a part of the competition after being picked for the AL All-Star team this...
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Year one yields bragging rights for Maryland over Penn State, Rutgers

Joe Paterno reportedly long wanted company in the eastern part of the Big Ten, and now Penn State has that with the addition of Maryland and Rutgers to the conference's East division.  One year in, maybe Nittany Lion fans would like a do-over, however.  StateCollege.com has the gory details (at least from the Penn State perspective): In all sports (men's and women's) this past...
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